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    • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 12 points
      Al-Farouq Aminu filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 4-of-4 from the field. Rotoworld.com
      21 minutes ago
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 19 points vs. Raptors
      Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points in a big win over the Raptors on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Take that, Masai Ujiri! Kidding aside, Bargnani seems to have his role as the primary scorer in the first unit. Although, there really isn't going to be much besides the scoring. He's worth a look in points leagues, but owners in standard leagues can probably shoot for a higher upside. Il Mago also disappears a lot because of injuries. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
    • Lou Williams scores 22 points off the bench
      Lou Williams scored 22 points against the Knicks on Saturday with two rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He logged 15 minutes as the backup point guard and that might continue if the Raptors rest Kyle Lowry more. Before tonight, Williams was struggling in the second half with averages of 14.3 points, 1.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.5 treys on 41.0 percent from the field. He's still a solid player to own in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:29 pm
    • Marcin Gortat drops 16 points, 17 boards
      Marcin Gortat grabbed a season-high 17 boards against the Pistons during a 99-95 win on Saturday, adding 16 points, one block and three steals.

      Advice: Time after time big men have been torching the Pistons frontcourt. Gortat has finally seen his his numbers come up with double-digit boards and at least one block in each of his last five games. If you were able to buy low over the break, you're probably seeing some nice dividends. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:39 pm
    • Greg Monroe has worst game in a while
      Greg Monroe was quiet against the Wizards on Saturday with 21 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one steal in 33 minutes during a 99-95 loss.

      Advice: While this was a solid game, the Pistons really have to work on their defense. They have allowed the likes of Nene, Marcin Gortat, Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani to go off on them this weekend. As for Monroe's production, it's been consistent and he is one of the better bets for a double-double on a given night. Andre Drummond had 13 points, nine rebounds and one block tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:34 pm
    • Spencer Dinwiddie scores 20, Jackson benched
      Spencer Dinwiddie scored a career-high 20 points against the Wizards on Saturday with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He was fantastic tonight and coach Stan Van Gundy went with the rookie down the stretch. Dinwiddie attempted good shots all night and he also wasn't too shabby on defense. As nice as this was, the Pistons are still going to give Reggie Jackson a lot of run most nights. Dinwiddie is only worth an add in deep leagues for now, but keep an eye on him for his upside in several fantasy categories. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:27 pm
    • Patrick Patterson moves back to bench Sat.
      Patrick Patterson will move back to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Knicks, allowing Amir Johnson to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Patterson scored just four points in a start against the Warriors on Friday, but head coach Dwane Casey probably needs his scoring punch off the bench. It's safe to leave Patterson on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:35 pm
    • Amir Johnson starting again on Saturday
      Amir Johnson is start against the Knicks on Saturday and Patrick Patterson is coming off the bench.

      Advice: This move might be due to Kyle Lowry not playing or it could be due to how the Raptors were thumped on Friday. Regardless, there isn't much fantasy impact here and Johnson remains only a low-end player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:32 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: While he wasn't able to practice on Saturday, he was able to get a few shots up afterwards. Cousins was held out of Friday's game vs. the Spurs, and with the Kings going nowhere in the Western Conference, they will probably err on the side of caution Sunday. Jason Thompson is coming off a double-double and would be worth a look in daily leagues if Cousins sits, while Carl Landry and Reggie Evans will see increased roles as well. Expect another update after shootaround Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:59 pm
      Injured
    • Cleanthony Early is starting again on Sat
      The Knicks are starting Langston Galloway, Cleanthony Early, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani on Saturday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Early played poorly on Friday and it'll likely be Shane Larkin picking up most of the playing time. Early is not worth owning in almost any league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:00 pm
    • Jose Calderon (Achilles) out for Saturday
      Jose Calderon (Achilles) will not play on Saturday against the Raptors.

      Advice: An MRI revealed he has a strain in his Achilles and it's fair to assume he's going to miss multiple games. Calderon said he doesn't want to shut it down, but he's usually taken a long time to recover from injuries. With Calderon out, Shane Larkin is going to benefit most, but he's still not worth grabbing in standard leagues. Langston Galloway will also have more opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:52 pm
      Injured
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:55 am
    • Wes Johnson hopes to remain a Laker
      With free agency looming, Wes Johnson is hopeful that he will remain with the Lakers.

      Advice: "I want to definitely stay here," said Johnson. "I like coach [Byron] Scott and the whole coaching staff. I love it here. I definitely want to be a part of when they get back." Johnson has struggled to show any kind of consistency since entering the NBA, and that story hasn't changed in Los Angeles. Johnson has averages of 9.5 points, 3.8 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.2 3-pointers in 29.0 minutes per game this season, but his role varies on a nightly basis. Until Johnson can string together a few good performances, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:43 am
    • Ilyasova drops 17 and 12 onto the Lakers
      Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Ilyasova has been a top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in his last four games, a sample that has more or less been his ceiling this season. Perhaps he's ready to turn over a new leaf, but realistically he can't be considered more than a flier pickup until he shows us a bit more. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:42 am
    • Beverley returns from his illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) returned to action in Friday's win over the Nets, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: This is better than we thought he'd do after multiple weeks looking banged up and/or sick. We're not sure he's over his current flu right now so owners should approach him with caution, but he's probably worth a pickup if he has been dropped after a really cold stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:19 am
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:49 pm
    • Jack Cooley was claimed off waivers by UTA on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
    • Bass plays just 20 minutes on Friday
      Brandon Bass played just 20 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Bass saw his minutes clipped with Jonas Jerebko (16 points, 10 boards) playing so well tonight and that's with no Kelly Olynyk (ankle) around, too. The emergence of Jerebko is a real concern but owners might want to wait a game or two before weighing in on a drop considering Bass has been fairly productive lately. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Turner posts a dud in win over Hornets
      Evan Turner managed just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Turner didn't have a three, steal or block per usual, and he's the guy whose minutes are likely to take a hit with others excelling. Outside of strict points leagues he hasn't been worth much, and owners can find something better on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:33 pm
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    • Jerebko double-doubles with 16 & 10
      Jonas Jerebko double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Jerebko fits the Celtics' spread attack very well and he's worth a very hard look right now. He has only averaged 16.5 minutes over his last three games, posting 12.0 points with 2.3 treys, 5.3 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.6 combined steals and blocks in that span. With the way he has looked lately, the playing time should go up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
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