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    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) still without timetable
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is making progress, but there is no timetable for his return.

      Advice: "I’m just letting it play out," he said. "It’s tough. It’s real tough. . . . The fact that you could go probably, but you just want to make sure you’re helping your team; you’re not a detriment. You know, you can do the things you want to do out there." Although he's progressing, it doesn't like sound the Celtics or Olynyk are rushing his return. The Celtics will have a logjam when Olynyk returns with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko, Evan Turner and Jae Crowder all occupying minutes along the frontline. Rotoworld.com
      25 minutes ago
      Injured
    • Brad Stevens praises Thomas' ability to drive
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens praised Isaiah Thomas' ability to penetrate into the lane as a key that makes him successful.

      Advice: "We started the season playing very skilled at the 4 and the 5, but I think the ability to get in the paint, again, off of his (Thomas’) creation — but then the next guy getting into the paint because of it — is probably the key," Stevens said. It's not just Thomas creating opportunities for himself, but also his teammates that have him faring so well in Boston. He's a must-own, must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      27 minutes ago
    • Brandon Knight (hip) expected to start Monday
      Brandon Knight (hip) is expected to start against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: Knight left Saturday's game with a left hip pointer, but it doesn't sound serious if he's already ready to be back in the starting lineup. Gerald Green will head back to the end of the bench. Rotoworld.com
      31 minutes ago
      Injured
    • Rodney Hood still on minutes limit for now
      Rodney Hood (foot) remains on a minutes limit for the time being.

      Advice: Hood is limited to 10 minutes per half as he works his way back from extended foot issues, and it's not clear when that restriction may be lifted. Elijah Millsap will continue to play extended minutes while Hood works his way back into form. Rotoworld.com
      32 minutes ago
    • Elijah Millsap draws praise from Quin Snyder
      Coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise all over rookie Elijah Millsap.

      Advice: "There’s things that Elijah does that makes us a better team," Snyder said. "I think he shoots the ball maybe better than any of us thought when he first got here, just his ability to hit a spot-up shot." Snyder added that Millsap has to learn how to better balance plays for himself vs. plays for his teammates, but he's clearly established himself as a key part of Snyder's rotation and is averaging over 25 minutes per game since the All-Star break concluded. Rotoworld.com
      34 minutes ago
    • Alec Burks traveling with Jazz while injured
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is traveling with the Jazz.

      Advice: Although he's out for the season, Burks is engaging in film studies and off-court activities to make the most of his time away from the floor. "It’s really good that he’s here, that he’s with us," Quin Snyder said. "He wants to be with us. He’s in the film sessions." Burks has ditched the protective sling for his shoulder and expects to make a full recovery before next season begins. Rotoworld.com
      36 minutes ago
      Injured
    • Gerald Green wants to play, wants to win more
      Gerald Green admitted he wants to play, but added he'd do whatever is best for the team.

      Advice: "We're all fighting for something – to get in the playoffs. So that's all I'm worried about. I want to play but, even if I don't, I just want to win." Green has played less than 16.5 minutes in three of his last four contests. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
    • Marcus Morris gets technical rescinded
      The NBA rescinded a technical on Marcus Morris from Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: That leaves Morris now with seven technical fouls this season instead of eight, but it won't impact his fantasy value either way. Rotoworld.com
      50 minutes ago
    • Ennis happy for new chance with Bucks
      Tyler Ennis reiterated that he's thankful to get a fresh start with the Bucks.

      Advice: "In Phoenix, I was happy they drafted me," Ennis said. "But the situation guards-wise wasn't ideal for me coming in as a rookie, trying to compete against three established guards in the league." The Suns drafting Ennis never made a lot of sense, but now he's with Milwaukee so it's a moot point. Ennis will backup Michael Carter-Williams and Jerryd Bayless with the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
      56 minutes ago
    • Pistons recall Quincy Miller from D-League
      Pistons recall F Quincy Miller from the D-League.

      Advice: Miller averaged 11.5 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block over two games in the D-League. He's not a fantasy option in any format. Rotoworld.com
      58 minutes ago
    • Luis Scola adjusting to bench role for Pacers
      Luis Scola explained that his adjustment to coming off the bench has been easier this season.

      Advice: Hampered last season by a sore shooting elbow, Scola is now comfortable and healthy. "It took me a little while to get used to (playing off the bench)," he said. "When you have a consistent role you get to know what your team is going to do and they know how you play and you know when you're going to get into the game and how many minutes you play," he added. Scola got some run with the starters early this year when David West (ankle) was out, and it's benefiting him nicely now. In unrelated news, Scola had a red welt on his knee after Sunday's win, but it's not expected to be an issue. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:05 am
    • Festus Ezeli's suspension concludes Sunday
      Festus Ezeli will return to the Warriors now that he's served his one-game suspension.

      Advice: This is just a reminder after Ezeli served his suspension in Sunday's win over the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:02 am
    • Tim Duncan says Spurs confidence is shot
      Tim Duncan said that the Spurs "need to be confident," adding that it's been "shot for a while."

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

      Advice: Not good. Gibson's ankle sprain is clearly serious, and Gibson has a history of playing through ankle injuries, so we know it must be bothering the big man. The Bulls play four times this week, so if Gibson misses all of those contests, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off the bench with Chicago leaning a little harder on both Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:31 am
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose says he'll return this season
      Derrick Rose (knee) said that he would return this season.

      Advice: Rose has already started his rehab and all reports have been tremendously positive since his outpatient surgery. While we're likely to get daily Rose updates for however long he's sidelined, it's important to remember that the earliest he'll return is at the back end of March. That doesn't leave a lot of time for him to contribute to fantasy owners looking to win their postseason matchups. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:27 am
      Injured
    • Morey: Rockets 'nowhere' without James Harden
      Rockets GM Daryl Morey said the team would be "nowhere" without James Harden.

      Advice: How's that taste, Dwight Howard? "We basically told the owner, ‘We should just give them everything. Like, literally, every possible thing that isn’t bolted down with the Rockets should be traded,’" Morey said. Harden is at the center of the MVP conversation and is arguably No. 1 on the totem pole depending on who you ask. The Harden trade was a franchise-altering move for Houston. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:22 am
    • Bradley Beal (leg) reports no pain in return
      Bradley Beal (leg) reported no pain following his first game back in Saturday's win over the Pistons.

      Advice: "I felt good, no pain" he said. "Just a little winded at the beginning." Beal shot just 2-of-10 from the field, but the fact the he had no issues after jumping right back in with 32 minutes of action is a great sign going forward. Get him back in your lineup if he's not already. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 am
    • Andre Iguodala returns w/ efficient line Sun
      Andre Iguodala returned to action with six points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's win in Boston.

      Advice: He made 3-of-4 shots and didn't commit any turnovers, picking up in March where he left off in February when he averaged 10.3 points on 51.3 percent shooting, 1.4 triples, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks. Poor free throw shooting dents Iguodala's value but he's still worth deploying in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Marreese Speights a healthy DNP-CD Sunday
      Marreese Speights was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

      Advice: Boston went very small with their second unit, deploying Jonas Jerebko at center, so the matchups didn't favor Speights at all. He's averaging just 13 minutes over Golden State's past 10 games and has no fantasy upside while Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Draymond Green are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:54 pm
    • Report: 76ers agree to waive JaVale McGee
      The 76ers have agreed to waive JaVale McGee in time for him to sign with a playoff contender, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

      Advice: Philadelphia will reportedly pay McGee the full amount he's owed, including a $12 million payout next season, and he's likely to sign a minimum deal to give a playoff-bound team more frontcourt depth. He's not a fantasy asset no matter where he lands after clearing waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 pm
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