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    • Tyson Chandler's back spasms not serious
      Tyson Chandler's back spasms are not considered serious.

      Advice: Rick Carlisle also said the injury doesn't expedite the Mavericks making any kind of move, but admitted that the team is "looking at everything." Dallas needs a capable backup behind Chandler after trading Brandan Wright to Boston in the Rajon Rondo deal, and Jermaine O'Neal has been heavily linked to Big D. "When we get the right guy we’ll get the right guy. No rush," Mark Cuban said. Dwight Powell, currently in the D-League, could get a look in the role if the Mavs don't sign anyone from outside the organization. Rotoworld.com
      28 minutes ago
    • Carmelo Anthony felt knee injury before game
      Carmelo Anthony said he felt his knee injury bothering him prior to Sunday's loss to the Blazers.

      Advice: Melo said he suited up because the team was already so shorthanded, and although Anthony's knee injury can't worsen, playing heavy minutes on a team 20-plus games under .500 certainly isn't improving the situation. It's a bad spot getting worse for Melo, and it's possible there comes a point in time where Melo and the Knicks decided to shut it down. For now, Anthony will try and keep it rolling. Rotoworld.com
      37 minutes ago
      Injured
    • Bulls experimenting with Nikola Mirotic at SF
      The Bulls have experimented with Nikola Mirotic playing small forward.

      Advice: It's an odd fit, but it's the best indication yet that the Bulls are looking to create more minutes for Mirotic. With 23 points, 13 rebounds and five three-pointers over his last two games, despite playing just 32 minutes combined, is a good indication of what he's capable of doing with extended production. Chicago is trying to find a way to get one of its best rotation players on the floor more often, and fantasy owners need to find a way to stash him on the roster. Rotoworld.com
      42 minutes ago
    • Jodie Meeks earns praise from Stan Van Gundy
      Jodie Meeks earned praise from Stan Van Gundy following Sunday's blowout win over the Cavs.

      Advice: "Tonight was the first night he really looked like he had his legs to shoot threes," he said. "He's been doing a good job on curls and short jumpers, but he has struggled from range until tonight, so that was good. His conditioning still has to improve." Meeks now has three straight games of double-digit scoring. Rotoworld.com
      49 minutes ago
    • Stan Van Gundy praises Brandon Jennings' play
      Stan Van Gundy praised Brandon Jennings' play in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Cavs.

      Advice: "The third quarter was phenomenal – absolutely phenomenal," SVG said. Jennings, for his part, gave a nonchalant answer. "Everyone just has a free mind, no pressure. We're just going out there and playing basketball." Jennings is averaging 19.5 points, eight assists, 1.5 steals and 3.5 3-pointers over his last two games. Most impressively, Jennings is 16-of-30 from the field and has shot above 50 percent in both games. Rotoworld.com
      53 minutes ago
    • Jerebko says Pistons are trusting each other
      Jonas Jerebko said the Pistons are "trusting each other" during their recent 2-0 stretch.

      Advice: Most two-game winning streaks aren't notable, but the team is 2-0 since parting with Josh Smith & Detroit has just seven wins all season. "It was a statement game for us," Jerebko said. "This is how we want to play." Jerebko is back in the rotation having exceeded 20 minutes in three of his last four games, but he's going to need garbage time production to become anything more than a low-end play at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:16 am
    • Bosh goes through practice, questionable Mon.
      Chris Bosh (calf) went through a full practice on Sunday without limitations, and he is questionable to face the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: "He was able to go through all of it," Erik Spoelstra said. "First day of testing it," Bosh said. "We wanted to get days like these in before I get back out there." The Heat play Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and it sounds like Bosh has a solid chance of being back this week if he doesn't return on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:13 am
      Injured
    • Randy Foye (quad) out again on Sunday
      Randy Foye (quad) was inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Foye had been targeting a late-December return, but could only meet that timeline by playing on Dec. 30 vs. the Lakers, the first of the Nuggets' three games in Week 10. The Nuggets' backcourt is too deep for Foye to be worth plucking off the waiver wire in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:39 am
      Injured
    • Monta Ellis returned to action on Sunday December 28. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:11 pm
      Injured
    • Jordan Hill's forgettable December continues
      Jordan Hill finished Sunday's loss to the Suns with nine points on 3-of-11 shooting, a season-low one rebound, two assists, one steal, zero blocks and three turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: The Suns give up the fourth-most rebounds to their opponents (44.9) and this dud sums up a disappointing month for Hill. Thus far in December he's averaged 26.8 minutes, shot 45.9 percent from the field, averaged 6.6 rebounds, and scored double-digit points in seven out of 14 games. Those numbers are all way down from November but fantasy owners should hang tight in the expectation of a bounce-back in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:43 pm
    • Ty Lawson scores 28 points with seven assists
      Ty Lawson scored 28 points with seven assists in a loss to the Raptors on Sunday, adding five boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He shot 9-of-17 from the field and didn't turn the ball over, but didn't get enough help from his teammates to mount a comeback. As long as Lawson can stave off injury he is going to be fantastic the rest of the way for Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:31 pm
    • Wilson Chandler double-doubles on Sunday
      Wilson Chandler double-doubled on Sunday vs. the Raptors, finishing with 20 points, 10 boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

      Advice: He has been playing big minutes with Danilo Gallinari (knee) on the sidelines, and has been one of the most reliable players for Denver this season. Chandler has seen his name appear in several trade rumors recently which would undoubtedly hurt his fantasy value, but nothing is imminent right now and his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Chandler is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:25 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) returns to action Sunday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) returned to action for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors, finishing with two points on 1-of-6 shooting with two boards in 11 minutes.

      Advice: While the Nuggets will be glad to have some added depth to their bench, he won't see many minutes with Kenneth Faried playing this well. Arthur can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:19 pm
    • Jeremy Lin bounces back w/ 19 points Sunday
      Jeremy Lin bounced back from a pair of lousy games on Sunday, coming off the bench for 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: He turned the ball over twice and committed five fouls in just 26 minutes, but those are minor complaints given his sketchy play since being benched in favor of Ronnie Price (10 points in 22 minutes). Lin is flirting with 12-team value on a season-long basis but he's been much worse over the past month, and remains a hit-or-miss option as L.A.'s backup point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe flirts w/ triple-double vs. LAK
      Eric Bledsoe flirted with a triple-double vs. the Lakers on Sunday, notching 22 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block in the Suns' road win.

      Advice: Bledsoe's 3.2 turnovers take a toll in 9-cat leagues, and his 43.8 percent shooting could use improvement, but otherwise his fantasy owners have nothing to complain about. He's averaging 15.9 points, 1.0 threes, 5.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks, while making 84.0 percent of his 5.0 free throw attempts per game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • Gerald Green held to single-digits Sunday
      Gerald Green scored eight points on 2-of-10 shooting on Sunday, marking the first time all season that he's been held to single-digit scoring in two consecutive games.

      Advice: This was even more unexpected against the Lakers, who allow the most points (109.0) and second-most 3-pointers (9.0) of any team in the NBA. Green's two makes were both from downtown and he chipped in two rebounds, two assists and one block to salvage some value, and he's locked into late-round fantasy value while playing 20-25 minutes as a key reserve in Phoenix. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • Wayne Ellington back to reserve role Sunday
      Wayne Ellington's role shriveled with Kobe Bryant back in action on Sunday, as he came off the Lakers' bench for just two points, two rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He averaged 12.0 points, 1.7 threes, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals as a starter over the past three games, but predictably fell off a cliff with Kobe back in action. Anyone who picked up Ellington should cut him for a free agent with a more promising outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 pm
    • Kenneth Faried scores 17 pts with 19 boards
      Kenneth Faried scored 17 points with 19 boards in Sunday's loss to the Raptors, adding two assists in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He had 26 points with a career-high 25 rebounds on Friday, and it looks like he has officially turned things around. It is amazing what confidence can do for a player, as the Manimal looks completely reenergized after a disastrous start to the season. The buy-low window is now closed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:15 pm
    • Nick Young scores 21 points w/ Kobe active
      Nick Young scored 21 points with Kobe Bryant back in the Lakers' lineup on Sunday, hitting four 3-pointers with a pair of assists in 25 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Young struggled over the past three games, averaging 11.0 points on 31.4 percent shooting, and admitted that he much prefers to have Kobe active since he deflects defensive pressure away from his teammates. Young's prolific scoring has been good enough for mid-round value in 25 minutes per game this season, though his 2.9 three-pointers per game may be a bit unrealistic on a season-long basis. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    • Lou Williams drops 31 points in win Sunday
      Lou Williams scored 31 points on 11-of-18 shooting in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding five boards, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He broke out of his slump in a big way, and was unstoppable all game long. Williams has been an obvious candidate for Sixth Man of the Year, and he should continue to be owned in standard leagues for his ability to contribute in 3-pointers, points, assists, and steals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:00 pm
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