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  • Jared Dudley has awful shot in win
    Jared Dudley returned from his kneecap injury on Thursday, scoring two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had the worst shot you'll see all season with a backwards shot in the corner. We know that doesn't make sense, so click the link below to check it out. Dudley can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores three points in 13 minutes
    O.J. Mayo returned to action against the Pacers on Thursday, scoring three points with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He didn't look too bad considering his hamstring issue has bothered him for most of the post-break run. Still, Mayo is likely going to have a 20-minute cap for the next week or so. Keep him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • George Hill scores 24 points, hits six treys
    George Hill stayed hot against the Bucks on Thursday during a 111-107 loss with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers on 7-of-12 from the field.

    Advice: His six 3-pointers were a career high and the Bucks just left him open way too often. He's scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 23.0 points, 4.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 triples. Hill no longer has a minutes limit and is one of the hottest properties in fantasy in the past two weeks with second-round value in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) not on road trip
    Rodney Hood (illness) did not travel with the team for their road-game in Denver.

    Advice: We'll be considering Hood doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and if he is indeed unavailable, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles will have the opportunity to play extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:35 pm
    Injured
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) probable Friday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    Injured
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Friday vs. HOU
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: It would be easier if the Timberwolves would just go ahead and announce that Pek will be shutdown for the season, but until that happens, we'll continue to post updates stating that he's out and belongs on the waiver wire. Justin Hamilton (migraines) returned to action on Wednesday, but only managed to log nine minutes off the bench. However, he was playing very well for Minnesota before going down, so if you have some dead weight on your roster, it makes sense to take a flier on Hamilton with the hopes he'll soon get a decent amount of minutes playing for a Minnesota team that has been devastated by injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Rubio is again unavailable, it would be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine would draw yet another start. LaVine has been excellent over the past four games, averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 4.8 turnovers per game, so he's worth a look in all standard leagues if you can live with the turnovers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:55 pm
    Injured
  • DeAndre Jordan says he loves New York City
    When asked if he would consider the Knicks when he is a free agent after the 2014-15 season, DeAndre Jordan told reporters that he loves New York City.

    Advice: Before Knicks fans get all excited, it's worth pointing out that saying you love a city and signing with a team in that city are two different things. "I love New York City," Jordan said. "I love the city. But right now I’m not thinking of free agency. I’m thinking about finishing our season off strong and focusing on the playoffs.’’ Jordan added to the Clippers demolition of the Knicks with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on Wednesday and should have no problem providing his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the 2014-15 season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
  • Jordan Hill not sweating minutes decrease
    Jordan Hill said he has no issues with the Lakers decision to sit him for the next four or five upcoming games.

    Advice: While the Lakers openly tank, Hill is toeing the company line when it comes to his benching. "I’m not playing for nothing," Hill said. "It’s a good time to get other guys a lot more minutes and get a feel of the game." Hill can be dropped while the Lakers experiment with younger players and Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black are all worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:33 am
    Injured
  • Anthony Morrow posts another dud
    Anthony Morrow, who has been very quiet for three straight games, stunk again on Wednesday in an ugly 130-91 loss to the Spurs, finishing with six points and not much else in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow can be forgiven for tonight's performance, as the Spurs blitzed the Thunder by 39 points. Morrow still has plenty of potential given all the OKC injuries, and we would not be surprised to see him get hot again against the Jazz on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:59 pm
  • Mitch McGary goes for 8 & 7 off bench
    Mitch McGary had eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block off the Thunder bench in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: The line wasn't bad considering the fact the Thunder lost by 39 points and sat the regulars for most of the second half. Steven Adams disappeared tonight, but he's still the guy we'd rather own over McGary, so don't do anything crazy. This game was over very early. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
    Injured
  • Jerami Grant blocks five shots in start at PF
    Jerami Grant started at power forward against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, four rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and five blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Can we please keep him in the starting lineup, Brett Brown? Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) missed tonight and perhaps he misses more time. Grant has 4.0 blocks per game in his two starts and he continues to post highlight-reel plays. He's still below 40 percent from the field and 60 percent from the line, so his ceiling is going to be capped for standard leagues. Give Grant a look if you're looking for some steals, blocks and treys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Omer Asik plays 26 minutes in his return
    Omer Asik (calf) returned to the lineup on Wednesday with six points, six boards, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Rockets.

    Advice: He was a victim of a James Harden poster and didn't have his best game in his return. Asik cost the Pelicans a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, so this sub-par game stings a little more. He's a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 28 points in return
    Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game? Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
  • Evan Turner cools off in loss to Heat
    Evan Turner hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat were up by 17 at halftime and Brad Davis was trying several different and random combos in hopes of getting back into the game. Turner came in hot and Isaiah Thomas didn't look comfortable in his return to action, so we're not ready to give up on Turner just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:55 pm
    Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Cleanthony Early scores 18 off Knicks bench
    Cleanthony Early returned from an ankle injury and had a team-high 18 points, four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are painful, in all aspects - to watch, to use in fantasy, to watch some more - and Early has really struggled on the season. The points were nice, but he never seems to shoot 50 percent and he's just as likely to give you a three-point game as he is to come through like he did tonight. Then again, maybe the Knicks are ready to wind him up and turn him loose, so it's also possible this was a sign of things to come. Keep a close eye on him on Friday night, and pounce if he does anything. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:04 pm
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