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  • Russell Westbrook scores 29 points vs. PHX
    Russell Westbrook scored 29 points against the Suns on Monday with eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is crashing the glass like few other guards and is close to triple-doubles more often than not. In his last six, Westbrook averaged 24.5 points, 10.2 boards, 12.3 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.3 treys. His slump from last month is behind him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 20 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers against the Thunder on Monday night.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson said after the game he thought Goodwin had a "solid" effort and he really liked that Goodwin only had two turnovers. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Brandon Knight comes back, but Goodwin should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 33 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 33 points during a 112-106 win in Memphis on Monday, adding four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

    Advice: It's his 12th 30-point game on the season, which is the most he's had in a season already. Lillard also broke his tie with Russell Westbrook for sixth place in the points-per-game rankings. Lillard was also really struggling from deep, but he put up five-plus treys for the first time since Jan. 23. The Blazers are 0.5 games behind the Jazz for the eighth seed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 13 points
    Allen Crabbe (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday against the Grizzlies with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one turnover in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up where he left off with a very nice line. Crabbe has been cruising along with mid-round value in his last 10, so he is worth a hold in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Mike Conley scores 27 points in loss
    Mike Conley scored a season-high 27 points during a 112-106 overtime loss to the Blazers on Monday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: His defense wasn't great, but at least he was effective on the offensive end. Since Conley returned from an Achilles issue 10 games ago, he averaged 13.7 points, 3.5 boards, 7.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.1 treys. He's been a fifth-round player in that span despite not even playing his best. Expect him to improve and the All-Star break should help him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 10 points in win
    Norris Cole scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 21 points vs. Magic
    Jeff Teague scored 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: It's probably safe to say Teague is back. In his last five, the 2014-15 All-Star averaged 20.6 points, 3.4 assists, 5.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 2.6 treys on 53.5 percent from the field. Teague has third-round value in that span and looks to be out of his season-long slump. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 27 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 27 points vs. the Wolves on Monday with nine assists, six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He took care of his business in just 28 minutes and finished 11-of-23 from the field with one turnover. Holiday is one of the safest players to own in New Orleans going forward because Tyreke Evans (knee) is a shut-down candidate and Anthony Davis is very prone to injuries, so his owners should be feeling confident. The Pelicans will play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday before the All-Star break begins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores nine in win
    Victor Oladipo scored nine points with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He went to the locker room after being hit in the face, but he returned and looked fine. Oladipo has a couple face injuries in his career, including a fracture last year to start the season. He'll be fine for Wednesday and is playing well right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
  • Reggie Jackson struggles with foul trouble
    Reggie Jackson struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Raptors, scoring 13 points with five assists in just 29 minutes.

    Advice: He had five fouls which kept him from getting into any kind of groove offensively and he finished 6-of-14 from the field and missed all three of his 3-pointers. To make matters worse, Jackson also turned the ball over six times. This was just a rough night in general for Detroit against a really strong Toronto team, so look for Jackson to bounce back vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:30 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 16 points in loss
    Ish Smith (ankle) retuned from a one-game absence and scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 7-of-24 from the field in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: So much for the 24-minute restriction. Smith does have some shooting issues right now, making just 35.5 percent from the field in his last seven. On the bright side, he does have averages of 14.4 points, 4.4 boards, 6.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.3 treys. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:07 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 25 points in win over DET
    Kyle Lowry kept his foot on the gas pedal in Monday's win over the Pistons with 25 points, seven assists and three boards in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He also had two steals and two triples and was an efficient 9-of-14 from the field. He's been unstoppable over his last three games with averages of 27.0 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 boards, 2.0 steals and 4.7 3-pointers, and the only player that has been better in standard leagues over that span is John Wall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 16 points
    D'Angelo Russell (groin) played 32 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played down the stretch tonight and coach Byron Scott seems to be trusting his rookie a little more than he did last week. Russell only has 14th-round value in his last 10 games, which is only a slight upward trend from earlier this year. He is still worth stashing in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores seven with 16 assists
    Rajon Rondo made 1-of-8 from the field for seven points with eight rebounds, 16 assists, three steals, six turnovers and one 3-pointer against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: The assists are nice, but that is some brutal efficiency. Rondo ending 18 possessions and only coming away with seven points is pretty rare air. He does like the current offensive system of coach George Karl, but he should be fine regardless. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 32 with 12 assists
    Kyrie Irving handed out a season-high 12 assists against the Kings on Monday with 32 points, three rebounds, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He failed to bust out before tonight because his 3-point shooting wasn't dropping. That wasn't the case tonight as Irving hit 5-of-8 from there in this win. His breakout last year had a lot to do with hitting treys, so expect him to keep it going and improve from a quiet start this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 30 points in win
    Kemba Walker scored 30 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and four 3-pointers during a 108-91 win over the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He's having an awesome year and he might be able to get an All-Star nod with Jimmy Butler (knee) possibly not ready to play in Toronto. Walker should be close to a top-20 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 12 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored 12 points during a 108-91 loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was basically the second option in the first unit with Derrick Rose (soreness) and Jimmy Butler (knee) out for tonight. Moore likely only has one more chance to put up a big game on Wednesday, so he's not the greatest fantasy add unless you're dropping dead weight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 pm
  • Aaron Brooks scores four points
    Aaron Brooks made 2-of-12 from the field for four points with one rebound, four assists, one block and no turnovers in 20 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: The Bulls bench was a nightmare and Brooks missed more shots than any other Bull. If Derrick Rose (soreness) can't play on Wednesday, Brook should get another chance. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:25 pm
  • Aaron Brooks expected to have larger role
    Aaron Brooks is expected to have a larger role with Derrick Rose (soreness) out on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: While Kirk Hinrich gets the start, it should be Brooks getting more shots and maybe even more minutes. He's in play as a streamer and a DFS option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:53 pm
  • DAngelo Russell will play on Monday night
    DAngelo Russell (groin) will play on Monday night against the Pacers.

    Advice: He went through warmups without incident and may not be limited. Russell will come off the bench this week and he could get in the starting lineup later this month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) is available Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is available for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't play on Saturday vs. the Rockets, but he must be feeling better and will likely see close to his normal workload on Monday. If the Blazers decide to limit his minutes as a precaution, Gerald Henderson would benefit. Crabbe is worth a look if you need points and treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Derrick Rose (soreness) out for Monday night
    Derrick Rose will not play on Monday against the Hornets due to "just soreness overall."

    Advice: He is hopeful to play on Wednesday against the Hornets. Rose played 34.0 minutes per game in his last two while taking a combined 47 shots in those two losses. The Bulls will start Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt while there will be plenty of shots to go around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:19 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable for Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He suffered a minor tweak over the weekend and should be good to go. Bayless will back up Michael Carter-Williams and is only a low-end stash with MCW possibly being traded. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:54 pm
  • Ish Smith (ankle) starting, has 24-minute cap
    Ish Smith (ankle) will start against the Clippers and has a 24-minute restriction.

    Advice: He only needed to miss one game after a Friday ankle sprain. T.J. McConnell will move back to the bench and the two figure to split the minutes at the one. Smith gets a tougher matchup tonight, so he's probably not someone you'll want to use in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:20 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (groin) questionable vs. IND
    D'Angelo Russell (groin) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: This injury came out of nowhere and he may have suffered the injury on Saturday night. If Russell can't go, there should be more minutes for Lou Williams while Marcelo Huertas could be in the rotation. Jordan Clarkson would also likely see a bigger role if Russell is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:36 pm
  • Colangelo noncommittal on Ish Smith
    Jerry Colangelo is noncommittal on Ish Smith's (ankle) future with the 76ers beyond this season

    Advice: "Where he was picked [an undrafted free agent], because he's bounced around quite a bit, and it's a great story that finally maybe he's landed somewhere where he could do a lot more than fit that description or that role," Colangelo said. "And I think you always have to keep your options open on everything." Smith has an ankle issue that kept him out of his last game, but should be back soon. We should have an update on his status for Monday night against the Clippers later this afternoon. T.J. McConnell would be the biggest winner if Smith sits again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:35 am
  • Devin Harris 'highly unlikely' for Tuesday
    Devin Harris (sprained left great toe) is "highly unlikely" to play on Tuesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: It's not a surprise considering the previous Harris update had him (likely) sitting through the All-Star break. While Harris is out, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up extra time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • O.J. Mayo expected to return on Tuesday night
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) is expected to make his return on Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This confirms an earlier report, and all signs point to the veteran guard finally getting back on the floor. Following an 11-game absence, expect Mayo to be eased back into action. With Mayo and Jerryd Bayless once again in the mix, those with Michael Carter-Williams on the roster should be paying very close attention to the minutes distribution in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Ronnie Price (toe) still out for the Suns
    Ronnie Price (toe) remains sidelined for the Suns.

    Advice: Price was originally targeting a return this week, but it seems like the earliest we'll see him again is in late February. He's not a fantasy option in any league, regardless of size or format. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 am
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  • Magic won't sign Keith Appling for the season
    Keith Appling's second 10-day contract with the Magic has expired.

    Advice: The Magic would have had to sign him for the remainder of the season, so Orlando will instead allow him to return to the D-League. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 am
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  • Hoiberg wants Rose to play with pace and push
    Fred Hoiberg wants Derrick Rose to play "with pace and his push" moving forward.

    Advice: With Jimmy Butler (knee) likely out through the All-Star break, Rose's usage rate figures to climb in the upward direction. Rose has been playing better over his last six games, averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals on 42.9 percent shooting. He's better in DFS and points formats than standard leagues because Rose doesn't hit threes, steal the ball or block any shots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 on 9-of-13 shooting
    Victor Oladipo drained 9-of-13 shots during Sunday's win over the Hawks, on his way to 19 points, five boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 44 minutes of action.

    Advice: Oladipo has been scorching through the month of February, owning averages of 23.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 2.0 steals, 0.5 swats and 2.8 turnovers per game on 55.0 percent shooting from the field and 95.5 percent from the stripe. That's been good enough for top-8 value in standard leagues, and while he's not likely to be this hot for the remainder of the year, he should have no trouble putting up early-round value as long as he's in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:41 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has 14 & 15 w/ six steals in loss
    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) had 14 points, 15 assists, six steals, five rebounds and one 3-pointer vs. his former team on Sunday, committing four turnovers in a tough loss at Boston.

    Advice: He shot 5-of-10 from the field with all five misses coming within three feet of the hoop. For what it's worth, Rondo defended embattled coach George Karl after Friday's loss, saying, "It has nothing to do with the coaches, it's about us. We don't sacrifice enough to do what it takes to win consecutive games." The best news for his fantasy owners is that his turf toe has yet to cause him any DNPs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:36 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with five dimes
    Jeff Teague hit 10-of-17 shots for 24 points on Sunday, to go with five assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and an unfortunate five turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Teague did briefly exit the game after getting hit in the left side, but he played through it and it didn't look like an injury that would force him to miss any time. Jeff has been playing much better over the past two weeks, putting in averages of 17.3 points, 5.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 3.0 turnovers per game on 53.8 percent shooting, which has been good enough for second-round value in standard leagues. Dennis Schroder no longer seems to be a threat to Teague's minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:28 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) questionable Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Crabbe is dealing with a stomach bug, and if he can't give it a go on Monday, it'll be Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless picking up some extended run. Check back for another update on Crabbe following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
  • Rajon Rondo (turf toe) is probable
    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: To be clear, Rondo is fully expected to play against his former team. He scored 15 points with 15 assists in his last outing, so his owners can comfortably deploy him in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:50 am
  • Scott wishes Russell was 'further along'
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said that he was hoping D'Angelo Russell would be "a tad further along" in his development.

    Advice: "[He's] just kind of figuring that out. I still see him progressing but I was hoping that he'd just be a tad further along," Scott said. "Defensively, I was hoping he'd be a tad further along on the ball as well as off the ball. But those are things I look back from training camp until now — he's gotten so much better in a lot of those areas. He knows and I know he still has a long way to go in those areas as well." Scott has been incredibly hard on Russell all season, but the good news is that he will get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:31 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 27 in loss to GSW
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points with three rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not have any field goal makes in the fourth quarter. Westbrook's three rebounds are tied for his third-lowest output in that category. His scoring is starting to come up again with just one game below 24 points in his last seven games. Before that stretch, he had six such games in his previous seven. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell plays just 23 minutes
    D'Angelo Russell played just 23 minutes on Saturday vs. the Spurs, scoring 12 points with two assists, two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a couple of great sequences in the second half, but coach Byron Scott once again did not play him down the stretch. However, Scott did say after the game that Russell would get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break, so better days are ahead for his owners. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Derrick Rose has season-high 10 assists
    Derrick Rose handed out a season-high 10 assists against the Wolves on Saturday during a 112-105 loss, adding 18 points, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He has been horrible in back-to-back sets and made just 6-of-20 from the field tonight. Rose is going to be really busy and could be an option in DFS while Jimmy Butler (knee) is out, but he doesn't get a big bump in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 17 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing his best ball in a very long time. Moore looks like he's the beneficiary of Jimmy Butler (knee) missing time, but he hasn't been consistent and Butler could be back after the break. Unless you have dead weight, there's no need to be aggressive on Moore. Although, if you have Butler and need insurance, he's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 29 points in win
    Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points during a 99-84 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

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

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 26 points in loss
    Reggie Jackson scored 26 points on 10-of-15 from the field during a 112-104 loss to the Pacers on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's a very efficient line with low turnovers, which have seen a very nice improvement recently. In his last five, Jackson averaged 19.2 points, 1.8 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 2.4 treys and 1.4 turnovers on 47.9 percent from the field. Once the assists start to come around, Jackson should start to be that top-50 player his owners drafted. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:09 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 23 points vs. Wizards
    Kemba Walker scored 23 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did look hobbled momentarily in the second half, but there was no sign of him receiving medical attention. Walker is back in the swing of things in no time after getting his knee drained on Wednesday with a 20-point game coming on Friday. Expect him to maintain his status as a top-25 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in rout at Houston
    Damian Lillard scored 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers during a 96-79 win in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: Rockets fans will probably never doubt Lillard, but this wasn't even his best game as a scorer. His assists have been the story lately and Lillard has put up three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his NBA career. Yes, he should have made the All-Star Team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:28 pm
  • Ish Smith (ankle) out, McConnell gets a start
    Ish Smith (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: Smith tweaked his ankle in the last 90 seconds of a blowout on Friday, so the 76ers will keep him out in a very important game to lose for tanking purposes. Expect Smith to be ready to go next week. Besides McConnell, there could be some Kendall Marshall at the point tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:56 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) out against Rockets
    Allen Crabbe (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He showed up at the arena with an illness and he is officially inactive. That should mean more minutes for Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless. If you have Crabbe in your DFS lineup, you might need to swap him out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:08 pm
  • Mike Conley will consider all options in FA
    Mike Conley will consider all options when he becomes a free agent this summer.

    Advice: "I think everything will be on the table when the time comes," Conley said. "I haven’t committed to anything." The Grizzlies might be a little nervous following this quote, as Conley will have the ability to walk at the end of the season as an unrestricted free agent. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has already stated that Conley will be the team's "No. 1 priority" this summer, but there will certainly be a lot of competition for his signature. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:27 am
  • Ish Smith sprained his ankle on Friday
    Ish Smith said that he sprained his left ankle on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: "I don't know," Smith said when asked if he would play on Saturday vs. the Nets. "I should be fine. I should be, but I just rolled it, sprained it." We will consider him questionable to play, but his availability will likely depend on whether or not his ankle swelled up on him overnight. If Smith is held out, expect T.J. McConnell and Isaiah Canaan to benefit. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 am
  • Kemba had his left knee drained Wednesday
    Kemba Walker had his left knee drained on Wednesday.

    Advice: He sat out of Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers due to the procedure, but he returned on Friday vs. the Heat and looked great, scoring 20 points in 36 minutes. Walker's knee issue doesn't appear to be too serious, but it's something to keep an eye on if the Hornets fall out of the playoff hunt. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:35 am
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 15 points
    Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He scored all 15 points in the first half and disappeared after that. Bayless does have some stash appeal with some trade rumors popping up on Michael Carter-Williams, but it's only for deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:16 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nuggets during a 115-110 loss on Friday.

    Advice: He went bonkers with 24 points, but he didn't step up with Jimmy Butler (knee) going down. With Mike Dunleavy (back) set to return, fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Moore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:59 pm
  • Derrick Rose drops 30-9-8 line in loss
    Derrick Rose scored 30 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during a 115-110 loss.

    Advice: He was very busy, making 13-of-27 from the field with his 37.1 usage rate in the second half. If Jimmy Butler (knee) misses time, we'll be seeing a ton of Rose in the offense. His upside still isn't high because of low defensive stats and treys, but he'll likely be better for DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:57 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 19 points with six dimes
    Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores 15 points with 15 dimes
    Rajon Rondo scored 15 points with 15 assists, one rebound, three steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Before the game, he said he wants to be in a system that allows him to have the ball in his hands and he doesn't have to shoot treys. Rondo did say the Kings are that kind of system, so don't start that rumor mill just yet. His toe injury didn't seem to bother him tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:57 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 22 points with five dimes
    Ish Smith made 11-of-25 from the field for 22 points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in 32 minutes during a 106-94 loss to the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: That's a lot of usage, but the efficiency wasn't too bad despite no makes from deep. Smith's lack of efficiency has put him near top-150 value, but he's close to top 50 if you don't care about percentages. His value has a lot to do with the construction of your team, so keep that in mind if you have Ish and your trade deadline is approaching. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 20 in return
    Kemba Walker scored 20 points against the Heat on Friday with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played 36 minutes and there were no signs of limitations. Walker's knee injury is more of the wear-and-tear variety, so he probably just needs to make it to the break unscathed to get close to 100 percent. He sitting pretty as a top-20 player this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Jeff Teague scored 16 points vs. Pacers
    Jeff Teague made 5-of-9 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's not a great game, but it's not a step back. Teague has been in a solid groove in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 2.8 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 treys on 52.2 percent form the field. Believe it or not, Teague has posted second-round value in the last seven games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Kidd expects Mayo (hamstring) to play Tuesday
    Jason Kidd said that he expects O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) to play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Mayo was able to get through a full practice on Thursday unscathed, so it sounds like he'll be ready to get back on the court Tuesday night following an 11 game absence. Mayo will likely be eased back into the rotation in Milwaukee, and with averages of just 9.1 points, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.2 steals on 37.4 percent shooting on the year, he can safely remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:51 pm
  • Devin Harris likely out until All-Star break
    Devin Harris (toe) isn't likely to get back on the court until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Friday will mark Harris' seventh straight game on the sidelines, and he still hasn't been able to practice with the team. He's currently experiencing nerve issues in his left big toe, and there's no telling when he'll be able to get back on the court. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up some extra minutes in Harris' absence, and Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:04 pm
  • Kemba Walker (knee) ready to go vs. Miami
    Kemba Walker (knee) will start without any limitations vs. the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: Walker's return sends Jeremy Lin to the bench, where Lin is averaging 10 fewer minutes with lower stats across the board. Kemba's owners can breathe a sigh of relief while activating him in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) has begun shooting again
    Devin Harris (toe) visited a specialist in New York and said that he's still experiencing nerve issues in his toe.

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

    Advice: Walker said on Thursday that the soreness in his knee is better, and it should be comforting for his owners to know that an MRI came back clean. Walker shouldn't be too limited if he's cleared to play, so fire him up in all lineups. Jeremy Lin is expected to return to the bench where his value will take a sizable hit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 am
  • Rajon Rondo (turf toe) probable for Friday
    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He was questionable on Wednesday and played 31 minutes, but he didn't look great and scored just six points with two rebounds, nine assists, three steals and four turnovers. The Kings are in the playoff hunt, so Rondo cant afford to lose any time and will likely continue to play even though he isn't 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:15 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • D'Angelo Russel scores 13 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored 13 points with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bryon Scott always likes to handle his rookie point guards carefully, but he's been more open and critical about it this year -- the Twitter age probably doesn't help. Russell is fully expected to start later this month or in March, so keep him stashed with hopes the Lakers dump some players. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:03 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 21 points in win
    Reggie Jackson scored 21 points against the Knicks on Thursday during a 111-105 win, adding one rebound, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch three to help get his team the win. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a 17.3 usage rate next to Jackson this year, so that should mean there will be more pick-and-roll plays for Reggie to buoy his usage rate -- no player after the break had more shots in PNR than RJ last year. Expect Jackson to get out of his slump in the near future. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Kemba Walker (knee) practices, likely vs. MIA
    Kemba Walker (knee) practiced on Thursday and is expecting to play against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He said the soreness in his knee is better, which has been bothering him for over a week -- that means it wasn't because of his fall in Portland on Saturday. Walker also had an MRI and that came back clean. For now, expect him to be in the lineup on Friday. The Hornets are awesome with updates, so expect more info Friday morning. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out Friday vs. Utah
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Mayo was able to go through a full practice with the Bucks on Thursday, and head coach Jason Kidd said that he's looking good, so at least Mayo is getting close to a return after spending half of January on the sidelines. However, O.J. is averaging just 9.1 points, 1.2 steals and 1.2 three-pointers per game on 37.4 percent shooting, so even when he does get back on the court, there's not much reason to own him in most formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:40 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Friday
    Devin Harris (left toe) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

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

    Advice: Price's return could have an impact on Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker, but we doubt it will be big enough to cause a panic if you own them. Price is also not a player we're interested in telling you to pick up, unless you're in a 30-team league, and then it might even be a stretch. But with Brandon Knight likely out through the All-Star break, Price could see some decent minutes off the bench in order to keep Goodwin and Booker fresh. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:31 am
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  • Kemba Walker (knee) questionable for Friday
    Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Walker was forced to miss his first game of the season on Wednesday with a sore left knee, which resulted in Jeremy Lin logging 32 minutes in a start. If Walker sits again on Friday, it'll be Jeremy Lin again in the starting five with Brian Roberts and Jeremy Lamb earning some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:12 am
  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores career-high 24 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday during a 107-102 win, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Who needs Jimmy Butler (knee)? The Bulls players have been lobbying for Moore to start and he came through. As nice as this game is, Mike Dunleavy (back) is set to play on Saturday and Butler is only day-to-day for now. Congrats if you used him tonight, but don't be aggressive on adding him for value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Rajon Rondo starts, scores six
    Rajon Rondo played through a turf toe issue with 31 minutes, scoring six points with two rebounds, nine assists, three steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: He was a little hobbled for one of his worst games of the year. Turf toe isn't something that will go away overnight, so Rondo might have to manage this one until the break. He's still worth starting in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 20 off bench
    Jrue Holiday scored 20 points off the bench against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice improvement from his 1-of-14 from Monday. The Pelicans are using a ton of two-PG lineups, including a whopping 62 total minutes of Jrue and Norris Cole in the last four games without Tyreke Evans (knee) -- they have a minus-14.8 net rating. Jrue will get his minutes regardless and flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Bestbrook: Russ Westbrook drops 24-19-14
    Russell Westbrook went bonkers during a win over the Magic on Wednesday, making 10-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 19 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals and just two turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: That makes three straight triple-doubles for Westbrook with a career high in boards and he just missed joining Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond as the only players to post a 20-20 this year. Westbrook made 52.8 percent from the field in his last five for 24.2 points per game. Interestingly, he's attempted a whopping 49.4 percent of his shots at the rim in that span, so there's your reason for the bump in FG%. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 37 points vs. OKC
    Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 37 points against the Thunder on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He just missed his career high by a single point. Oladipo has been on cruise control in his last five, averaging 19.2 points, 3.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.4 treys on 47.5 percent from the field and 91.2 percent from the line. He's been a top-15 player in 2016 and looks like a great bet to be a top-25 player in standard leagues going forward. Why did coach Scott Skiles use him off the bench again? Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Ish Smith dishes seven assists in ugly loss
    Ish Smith dished out seven assists vs. the Hawks, adding seven points, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This game got out of hand early and Brett Brown wound up playing all 13 available players, 10 of whom logged 15+ minutes. Inefficiency has taken a toll on Smith's roto value, but he's been top-60 value in points leagues since Jan. 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • Jeff Teague quiet in blowout win vs. Philly
    Jeff Teague finished Wednesday's blowout win with 10 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: It's a disappointing follow-up to Teague's 32-point eruption on Monday, but he actually played the second-most minutes of any starter, behind only Paul Millsap (10 points, four boards in 25 minutes). He's trending upward despite a cloud of trade rumors that will follow him until the deadline on Feb. 18. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores team-high 26 points
    Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

    Advice: Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Rajon Rondo (turf toe) will play vs. CHI
    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) will play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did some work in practice yesterday and did shoot around this morning, so he was never really in doubt. Rondo's turf toe is likely going to limit him in some capacity. He's a risky start in DFS, but go ahead and start him in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:25 pm
  • Rajon Rondo goes through shootaround
    Rajon Rondo (turf toe) went through shootaround on Wednesday and remains questionable to face the Bulls.

    Advice: He did some work in practice yesterday and going through shootaround today is a good sign. He's probably more likely to play than DeMarcus Cousins. If Rondo can't go, Darren Collison would get a start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:46 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (toe) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said that Harris will be doubtful for the next couple of games, so it doesn't sound like he'll be available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs or Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will continue to earn some extended run in Harris' absence. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:38 am
  • Scott frustrated with Russell's attitude
    The Lakers coaching staff have been frustrated at times with D'Angelo Russell's sense of entitlement, according to beat reporter Mark Medina.

    Advice: More specifically, Byron Scott has been trying to "humble" the Lakers No. 2 overall pick this season, and it'll be interesting to see if Scott ever decides to fully unleash the rookie this year. If Byron would like to remain the Lakers head coach next season, it would be wise for him to return Russell to the starting lineup, but Scott has more often than not been more concerned with catering to Kobe Bryant's every whim on his retirement tour rather than actually developing the building blocks in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 am
  • Kemba Walker (knee) out Wednesday vs. Cavs
    Kemba Walker (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Kemba's first game on the sidelines this season, and it'll be Jeremy Lin, Brian Roberts and Troy Daniels picking up the slack in his absence. Lin figures to start at point guard for the Hornets tonight, so he's someone to consider in DFS as his minutes will likely be somewhere in the high-30s. Charlotte has a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. Miami and Saturday vs. Washington, so there's a chance Kemba can get back on the court for one of those games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (sprained left big toe) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

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

    Advice: He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points in win
    D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points with three boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He looked really strong in the first half, but coach Byron Scott benched him down the stretch because Jordan Clarkson "is a little more experienced." Scott's treatment of the rookie has been puzzling this season and it's also gained a lot of attention from the media, so hopefully he starts feeling the pressure to increase the rookie's role. His outlook after the All-Star break is still promising. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 16 points off the bench
    Jerryd Bayless scored 16 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with five assists, one board, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams was poor in this one with just two points and two assists in 26 minutes, so this could be a position battle to watch moving forward now that the Bucks have lost four straight games. Bayless is averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games, and he's only worth a speculative add in deeper leagues unless coach Jason Kidd decides to shake up his lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:48 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Rajon Rondo (turf toe) questionable Wednesday
    Rajon Rondo is dealing with turf toe and is considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Turf toe is not easy to play through, but the severity of the issue is not known. We should get an update after Wednesday's shootaround, but Darren Collison is worth a speculative add if you're in need of a guard. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:55 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Kemba Walker questionable for Weds vs Cavs
    Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Hornets are dealing with a myriad of injuries, so we could be looking at an extremely short-handed roster for Wednesday against the Cavs if Kemba can't suit up. With updates to come on Wednesday, Jeremy Lin is in line for big minutes if Kemba sits, while Troy Daniels and Brian Roberts would see extra run as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:13 am
  • O.J. Mayo out Tuesday against Trail Blazers
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) will not play against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mayo will miss his tenth consecutive game on Tuesday and looks to be out until at least the All-Star break as he is still without a timetable. Jerryd Bayless and Rashad Vaughn will continue to see an uptick in minutes, but neither carries much fantasy value beyond deeper leagues even with Mayo out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 am
  • Rajon Rondo sinks four 3-pointers in win
    Rajon Rondo hit a season-high four 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Bucks, scoring 18 points with seven assists, two boards and three steals.

    Advice: After recording double-digit assists in 11 straight games, he has now been in single digits in his last two outings. He had to be more involved on the offensive end with DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) sitting this one out, and while he did shoot 6-of-10 from the field, he also turned the ball over six times. The Kings snapped a four-game losing streak and are still in the playoff hunt, so Rondo will be fine and his owners shouldn't worry. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:12 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 vs. Spurs
    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, seven assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The move to the starting lineup has been huge for 'Dipo. Since moving into the starting lineup 13 games ago, Oladipo averaged 17.7 points, 4.5 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.5 treys. He's put up third-round value in that span, which is sustainable. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:46 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Jrue Holiday makes just 1-of-14 from field
    Jrue Holiday made just 1-of-14 from the field for four points against the Grizzlies on Monday with one rebound, four assists, two blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: Yikes. Holiday just could not connect, which is surprising due to how he's been fairly efficient. Coach Alvin Gentry is going to use Jrue as his primary defender against the best guard, so that might actually hurt him slightly in fantasy. He still should be very good going forward as a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:54 pm
  • Jeff Teague explodes for 32 points in win
    Jeff Teague made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 32 points during a 112-97 win over the Mavs on Monday, adding five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: His five treys were a season high to go with a wonderful 96.7 effective field goal percentage. After a month-long slump, here comes the 2014-15 All-Star with averages of 19.0 points, 2.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 treys in his last five. He's put up second-round value in that span, so anyone who bought low last week probably feels great. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:33 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 19 in 31 minutes
    Reggie Jackson scored 19 points with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He's been dealing with some dehydration and he looked to have some cramping with his calves tonight. Jackson will get Tuesday off before he gets a date with the Celtics in Boston for Wednesday. Expect him to be healthy for that one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles in win
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in Monday's 114-98 win over the Wizards, scoring 17 points with 13 boards, 11 assists, one steal and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This was his second triple-double in a row and his seventh of the season. Westbrook was an efficient 8-of-13 from the field, but he missed all three 3-pointers and the five turnovers were a buzzkill. The Thunder will be back in action on Wednesday vs. the Magic, and then they will take a trip to Oracle Arena to take on the Warriors on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:37 pm
  • Kyrie Irving plays 41 minutes, scores 25
    Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His usage rate is climbing and his 41 minutes are a season high. Irving isn't taking 3-pointers as much these days, which was a big reason why he broke out last year from an efficiency standpoint. That should come soon while the assists are starting to come around, too. Regardless, Kyrie looks great and is poised to pay dividends for his patient owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (dehydration) will play
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) will play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: His status was never really in doubt and Jackson was able to play 28 minutes on Saturday despite dealing with the same issue. R-Jax should be feeling a lot better and belongs in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Jackson, Ilaysova expected to play on Monday
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) and Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) are expected to play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: R-Jax played just 28 minutes on Saturday after coming in questionable due to dehydration, and he actually had to receive fluids after the game as a result. Regardless, he's good to go on Monday, which will keep Brandon Jennings in his bench role. Ilaysova sat out Saturday's game with the adductor strain, but it looks like he'll wind up missing just a single game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:25 am
  • D'Angelo Russell struggling to improve game
    D'Angelo Russell admitted that he doesn't feel like he's currently improving his NBA game.

    Advice: Russell complained about the Lakers work in practice not translating to games, but the more troubling aspect of his quote has to be the following: "I feel like I was improving. Now I feel like it's ... not really as much." Russell is expected to rejoin the starting lineup after the All-Star break, but as he said, "something different" has to happen for D'Angelo to restart his previous progress. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:11 am
  • Lue staying on top of Irving about improving
    Tyronn Lue is committed to staying on top of Kyrie Irving about becoming a "better point guard."

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

    Advice: He's not even with the team, a possible indication that he might be getting a deeper look at the injury. This is concerning because it's the same foot (not the same toe) that Harris had surgery on back in 2013, and there is currently no timetable for Harris' return. While he's out, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton should each see an increased role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:31 am
  • Report: Jazz 'considering' Jeff Teague trade
    The Jazz are "indeed considering" a Jeff Teague trade, multiple sources told KSL.com.

    Advice: There has been a lot of smoke behind this particular rumor, and while it makes sense on the surface for both teams, there has been "no formal contact" made between the two sides. However, the trade deadline is now less than three weeks away, so expect the hot stove to heat up in the near future. One potential issue is Teague's "recurring left ankle injury, the result of spraining it multiple times over the past two seasons." Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:14 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 31. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 11:50 pm
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:21 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) gets hot late in defeat
    Zach LaVine (ankle) got hot late vs. the Blazers on Sunday, finishing 6-of-14 from the field for 14 points, with one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

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

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

    Advice: He has no timetable for a return and could miss more games. Jerryd Bayless has been getting most of Mayo's minutes, while rookie Rashad Vaughn has also been in the rotation. Leave Mayo on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:05 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on injury report
    Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He appeared to tweak his ankle on Friday, but his status was never in doubt for Sunday's game. He is averaging 25.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 2.3 3-pointers per game over his last three and should be in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:47 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 10 points w/ five dimes
    E'Twaun Moore scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in his second consecutive start at shooting guard on Sunday, to go with five assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moore has been getting a ton of run over the past two games as Chicago’s starting two-guard, but that really hasn’t shown up on the stat sheet. In those two starts, he’s posted meager averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game on 43.8 percent shooting. He'll likely find himself back on the bench once Mike Dunleavy (back) get back on the court, so he's not really worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:19 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 20 points with four dimes
    Derrick Rose scored 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, four assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rose has actually worked his way into a late-round evaluation over the past two weeks with averages of 18.0 points, 3.2 assists and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He’s finally beginning to concede touches to Jimmy Butler, which is why his turnovers are down and the shooting percentages are up, so hopefully that trend continues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:08 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Sunday vs. Phoenix
    Devin Harris (toe) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Suns, and he is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to split Harris' minutes, and they could see some increased opportunity tonight with Dirk Nowitzki (rest) on the sidelines. Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 2:35 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Sunday
    Devin Harris (toe) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If he can't play Sunday, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up some extra minutes off the bench, with Barea offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 12:17 pm
  • Russell says his defense must improve
    D'Angelo Russell admitted that he needs to stop being "nonchalant" on the court.

    Advice: "Don't take plays off on the defensive end, and on the offensive end don't be nonchalant. No player in this league -- they might be really, really good and they look like they're playing nonchalant, but they're not," said Russell. "Me, at this point, I tend to be nonchalant at times -- just getting it out of my system." As disappointing as the rookie has been, he still has all the tools to become a stud in this league and he should be much better after the All-Star break. His owners would likely regret letting him go right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:31 am
  • Mike Conley held to eight points in win
    Mike Conley was held to just eight points on Saturday vs. the Kings, adding seven assists, four boards and one steal.

    Advice: The minutes were there, but Conley wasn't very active on offense and shot 3-of-6 from the field with two turnovers. He hasn't found his stride since returning from his Achilles injury, averaging just 10.8 points, 6.6 assists, 4.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.6 3-pointers over his last five games. He is also shooting 33.3 percent from the field in that span which means the buy-low window is wide open. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:09 pm
  • Kyrie irving puts up another nice line
    Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with one rebound, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He had himself a very nice weekend with a 28-pointer on Friday. Before yesterday, coach Ty Lue said he wanted Kyrie to be aggressive. In those two games, he's made 12 shots in the paint, making a pristine 77.8 percent at the rim. Irving is definitely on the upswing. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:34 pm
  • Jrue Holiday hits game-winner, scores 26
    Jrue Holiday scored 26 points against the Nets during 105-103 win on Saturday, adding seven assists, three turnovers, and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a 3-pointer to give them a three-point lead with nine seconds left. After Joe Johnson tied it, Holiday hit a contested fadeaway with one second left to get the win. He's been one of the best scoring guards in the last three games, averaging 27.7 points, 3.7 boards, 8.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys. As long as he's healthy, Jrue should put up early-round value. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:15 pm
  • Reggie Jackson doesn't close out Saturday
    Reggie Jackson played 28 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with 13 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He did not close this game out and really didn't look right. Jackson was grimacing a little toward the end of the third quarter, but it might have just been due to him being tired because he was on the injury report for dehydration today. Additionally, the Pistons finally busted out a lineup of Jackson and Brandon Jennings, who closed the game for Jackson. Expect Jackson to be better on Monday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 6:31 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 16 points with nine dimes
    Ish Smith made 7-of-19 from the field for 16 points during a thrilling 108-105 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding five rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: The 76ers used multiple lineup combos of Smith, T.J. McConnell and Isaiah Canaan tonight, which had not been used before this game. Smith was 2-of-10 from the field to start the game, so he kind of salvaged a decent game. He's still worth owning in standard leagues despite hurting FG%. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:04 pm
  • Reggie Jackson, KCP will play on Saturday
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will play Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: RJ closed out Friday night until there were just 98 seconds left when the game was basically over. Jackson is warming up, so he should be somewhat close to 100 percent. If he's limited, Brandon Jennings would be picking up more run. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 2:53 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday against the Clippers with Tony Snell coming off the bench.

    Advice: The players wanted to get Moore in there to help the offense and they'll get their wish. Moore played 36 minutes on Thursday with eight points and could get significant run again. If you want to use him in DFS, it's kind of playing with fire. He's not a great add in season-long leagues because of Mike Dunleavy (back) coming back soon. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 11:54 am
  • Celtics inquiring about Teague and Horford?
    According to Chris Mannix of CSNNE, the Celtics have reportedly inquired about Jeff Teague and Al Horford of the Hawks.

    Advice: The Celtics are probably just doing their due diligence, but Teague would be an odd choice for Boston with Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart already on the roster. The Hawks are reportedly ready to "turn the page" on Teague in order to let Dennis Schroder start at point guard, and it should also be noted that teams such as the Jazz and Knicks have also been linked to Teague. Nothing is imminent, but things could heat up as we approach the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:46 am
  • Lue wants Kyrie Irving to be aggressive
    Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving to constantly attack.

    Advice: "I just want him to attack," Lue said. "Attack first and if it opens up to an assist, then we'll make the play. But I just don't think nobody can stop him one-on-one, so I just want him to get back to being confident and playing the way he's capable of playing." Irving took his coach's advice on Friday and played really well, scoring 28 points with four boards, two steals and one turnover. Buy low while there is still time. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 6:44 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:09 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles vs. Rockets
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled against the Rockets on Friday with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

    Advice: He was 9-of-21 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line, so his usage rate was right back where it should be. Westbrook was only hanging around 28 for usage rate in his previous seven games and he's produced some un-Westy numbers in January. He's only been a third-round guy this month, but expect him to be better going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:27 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 19 points on 12 shots
    Zach LaVine's torrid streak continued on Friday, as he tallied 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with three assists, three boards and three turnovers through 31 minutes off the bench.

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