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  • Report: Al Horford to BOS a real possibility?
    A deal sending Al Horford to the Boston Celtics is reportedly a "legitimate possibility" according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: "I think Boston -- Al Horford is a legitimate possibility for the Celtics," Mannix said. "I think that is the guy, one of the guys across the league that Danny Ainge is the most excited about." Mannix added that while Horford will cost a lot of money to re-sign as a free agent, the Celtics will be willing to foot the bill. Horford does make sense in Boston as Ainge is reportedly looking for a low-post scorer at the deadline, but it's difficult to predict his value in Boston without knowing the moving pieces. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Report: Miami interested in Omri Casspi?
    The Heat have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Omri Casspi.

    Advice: The Heat are looking to add a shooter at the deadline, and Casspi (a 42.2 percent shooter from beyond the arc this season) certainly fits the bill. From a fantasy perspective, however, Casspi's value would take a sizable hit in Miami. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) would reportedly be the guy that would come to Sacramento in a potential Casspi deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:25 am
  • Report: ATL has discussed Oladipo for Teague?
    The Hawks and Magic have reportedly discussed a potential deal involving Victor Oladipo and Jeff Teague.

    Advice: Out of the players being mentioned in potential trades out of Atlanta, Teague's name has come up the most, so he seems the most likely guy to be dealt at the deadline if the Hawks decide to make a move. Orlando wouldn't be the worst landing spot for Teague, but it would be a significant blow to Elfrid Payton's value. Oladipo wouldn't be the main man in Atlanta, so his value could take a slight hit with the Hawks. Dennis Schroder needs to be stashed in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:04 am
  • Marcus Thornton scores 15 off the bench
    Marcus Thornton scored 15 points with three assists, one board, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: Thornton probably deserves more reps in Houston, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff likes Corey Brewer too much. His role has been too sporadic and he's basically a hit-or-miss option every night, so he's hard to rely on in most leagues. He scored a combined nine points in his previous two outings on 3-of-15 shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 19 w/ four treys
    Trevor Ariza scored 19 points with seven rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: He was coming off a five-point dud vs. the Blazers, so he redeemed himself tonight. Luckily for Ariza, he will get another shot to get revenge against Portland on Wednesday in a game that will have plenty of playoff-race implications. Ariza should be treated as a top-40 player moving forward as long as he continues to start as the stretch four. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores nine points in loss
    Corey Brewer scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: His coach loves him and said that he's "disruptive" on the defensive end, but he really hasn't looked that good other than a 24-point outburst vs. the lowly Suns on Thursday. Brewer will be on the fantasy radar for any owner in need of steals or 3-pointers as long as he continues to start, but he's better suited for deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Dwight Howard double-doubles vs. Warriors
    Dwight Howard double-doubled vs. the Warriors on Tuesday with 16 points, 15 boards, two assists and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He shot an efficient 7-of-12 from the field, but it was a different story at the charity stripe where he finished just 2-of-10. Howard was shooting 54.9 percent from the line prior to Tuesday, so even this was really bad by his standards. To make matters worse, he turned the ball over four times and will now have to face the Blazers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 pm
  • James Harden drops 37 points in loss
    James Harden (finger) dropped 37 points in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, adding five boards and five assists in 40 minutes.

    Advice: His finger wasn't an issue tonight and he was very solid on the defensive end with three steals and one block, but his biggest accomplishment was holding Klay Thompson to 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Harden hit six 3-pointers in the loss, but he will need to be on top of his game again on Wednesday in a crucial matchup with the Blazers. Both the Rockets and the Blazers have 27 losses on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores 12 points off bench
    Andre Iguodala scored 12 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Rockets with six assists, six boards and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was his first game with double-digit points since Jan. 22, so this performance doesn't move the needle much for Iguodala. Harrison Barnes is playing well again and the Warriors are healthy, so his production is going to be hard to rely on in standard leagues. He's also a candidate to get a couple of maintenance days down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) likely out for the season
    Tyreke Evans plans to undergo surgery on his right knee and will likely miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for Evans and the Pelicans, but it sounds like the wise decision because there is no reason for him to play at less than 100 percent in what has become a lost season for New Orleans. This could have a significant impact on the Pelicans at the trade deadline as they may be more willing to become sellers. If Evans goes through with the surgery, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole look like the primary beneficiaries, while Bryce Dejean-Jones could be signed for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
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  • Draymond Green struggles with foul trouble
    Draymond Green got into a little bit of foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring eight points with nine rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Incredibly, this was just his fourth game of the season without a 3-pointer, block or steal. Regardless, Green leads the league in triple-doubles this year (10) and is still returning top-15 value on the season, so there's absolutely no reason to be concerned. He gets a cupcake macthup vs. the Suns on Thursday before he makes his first trip to the All-Star game in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Warriors make history, improve to 47-4
    Stephen Curry helped the Warriors improve to 47-4 on the season in Tuesday's win over the Rockets, scoring 35 points with nine assists.

    Advice: With the win, the Warriors now have the best start in NBA history through 51 games and they also earned their 42nd-straight regular-season win at home. Curry has been the best player in the NBA and in fantasy basketball this season and this team is determined to beat the Chicago Bulls' all-time record of 72 wins in a season which was set in 1996. Curry added five boards, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes and gets a date with the Suns on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Andrew Bogut double-doubles w/ 6 blocks
    Andrew Bogut was phenomenal in Tuesday's win over the Rockets with 13 points, 11 boards, six blocks, three steals, and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Blocks were obviously a season high and the 29 minutes were the most he has seen since Jan. 13. The Warriors ramped up his playing time tonight due to the matchup with Dwight Howard, so don't read too much into this line. He was averaging 2.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 19.0 minutes in his previous two games, so he's not a great add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Marreese Speights plays well off the bench
    Marreese Speights played well off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring 15 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 15 points in his last outing and has taken firm control of the backup center spot with Festus Ezeli (knee) out indefinitely. However, Speights is only going to play minutes in the teens on most occasions, so he's not a great add outside of deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) is doubtful Wednesday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: To be clear, he isn't going to play with the All-Star break right around the corner. McLemore hasn't played well this season and is not worth owning in most leagues. Marco Belinelli will continue to benefit in his absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Ray Felton scores 17 with nice line off bench
    Raymond Felton hit 5-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws for 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's overtime loss.

    Advice: He hit a big shot late in regulation to help force overtime and has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. If you need guard help, there's a decent chance he's available in your league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 23 in loss to Jazz
    Deron Williams hit 5-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 11-of-13 free throws for 23 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 42 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz, his former team.

    Advice: The Jazz play good defense and Williams was probably motivated against his former team, even though years have passed. He struggled with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in his return from a hip injury on Friday, but has played very well in his last two games. Hopefully he uses the All-Star break to get fully healthy and keeps it going after the break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia plays well in loss to Jazz
    Zaza Pachulia had seven points, 11 rebounds and five assists in 41 minutes Tuesday, despite hitting just 1-of-4 shots.

    Advice: He hit 5-of-6 free throws to salvage some scoring, but has cooled off recently. He's scored four points in three of his last five games, including an ejection against the Spurs, he also has three double-digit rebound games in those. The minutes are still there and he should break out of his funk soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Patty Mills plays just 16 minutes in win
    Patty Mills played 16 minutes and hit 2-of-6 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, three rebounds, one assist and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mills was playing very well coming into this one and offers some intrigue due to Manu Ginobili's surgery, but as long as he's coming off the bench for Gregg Popovich, new owners have to realize that nights like this one could happen more often than they'd like. He's still worth a deep-league grab with Manu out, but he's not an automatic starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Danny Green scores 15, finally getting hot
    Danny Green played 31 minutes and hit 6-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers in a win over the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the type of line his owners were expecting when they drafted Green in October, but it took him until late January to finally start being productive. He's averaging 11.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 47 percent in 30 minutes a game. If he was dropped in your league by a disgruntled owner, hopefully you were able to cash in. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
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