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  • Brandon Davies back in the starting lineup
    Brandon Davies is starting against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He will likely have a tough day at the office because he's going to guard LaMarcus Aldridge. Davies has been very inconsistent and he is likely just going to split minutes at power forward with Nerlens Noel. Robert Covington is also a candidate to get minutes at the four. This is a situation to avoid in most fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:31 pm
  • McHale: Beverley may be out longer this time
    Coach Kevin McHale said he believes Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will be out longer this time compared to his last injury.

    Advice: He missed four games last time he suffered a hamstring strain, so it sounds like we can rule him out for this week. Beverley has suffered three different hamstring strains so far this year and the Rockets should just sit him down. Isaiah Canaan will get the start while Troy Daniels and Nick Johnson will back him up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:23 pm
    Injured
  • Nick Johnson called up for the Rockets
    Nick Johnson has been called up by the Rockets.

    Advice: The team is going to need some help at point guard with Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out tonight. While Isaiah Canaan hasn't played great at all, he's still very likely to get the lion's share of minutes at point guard tonight. Johnson is only a pickup in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:17 pm
  • Matt Barnes out again with a calf issue
    Matt Barnes (calf) will not play against the Hornets on Monday and he could miss a few games.

    Advice: He's been dealing with a calf issue for about the past week and the Clippers will just sit him down tonight. It'll be second-year swingman Reggie Bullock in the starting lineup, but Jamal Crawford probably benefits most. Barnes is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:38 pm
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) out on Monday night
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: For some reason they upgraded him to questionable, but they're pulling him out 90 minutes before the game. Hairston was losing ground in his brief opportunity, so he's unlikely to be a key contributor. Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson are low-end plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:28 pm
    Injured
  • Kevin Martin set for doctor visit on Monday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is visiting a doctor on Monday.

    Advice: The team should announce his prognosis shortly after, but it's likely going to be at least a month. Andrew Wiggins is rolling and is coming off a career-high 29 points on Saturday while Corey Brewer and Chase Budinger will also benefit. Martin isn't a must-own player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
    Injured
  • Mo Williams misses practice on Monday
    Mo Williams missed practice on Monday due to an illness.

    Advice: The Wolves don't play until Wednesday when they'll host the Bucks, so Williams should be well enough to give it a go for that contest. They are headed to a three-game week, so Williams isn't the strongest play in the world in weekly leagues anyway. If for some reason he is out, Zach LaVine would likely get minutes in the high 30s. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:38 am
    Injured
  • Kevin Durant has some contact in practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through some contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: He has a big evaluation coming up on Thanksgiving, but his return is getting close. At the very earliest, he could play Friday, but that would be extremely optimistic. His owner should bench him because he is not even allowed to play on Wednesday because of the NBA's hardship exception. The Thunder only have a Friday game after that. Anyone who grabbed KD in their drafts should feel pretty good right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
    Injured
  • Russell Westbrook could return on Friday
    Russell Westbrook (hand) could return to Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: He went through some contact in practce on Monday. Last week he wasn't supposed to be re-evaluated until the coming weekend, but he's apparently doing much better than expected. Fantasy owners in weekly leagues will still probably want to bench Westbrook because the Thunder have no games after Friday this week. Reggie Jackson will lose some value, but he should still be worth owning in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:28 am
  • Lionel Hollins again criticizes Brook Lopez
    Lionel Hollins criticized Brook Lopez's game once again on Monday.

    Advice: Hollins said Lopez needs to be a better teammate and be better on defense. Brooklyn's new old-school coach has shown he isn't afraid to give a blunt assessment of Lopez, and the center isn't exactly rising to the challenge. Lopez sat the entire fourth quarter of Saturday's game and played just 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:40 am
  • Omer Asik gets in some practice on Monday
    Omer Asik (back) was able to get in some practice on Monday.

    Advice: Asik's back has been an issue for a week now, so it's good to see him get in some practice. It's nebulous as to what exactly he was able to do, but some progress is better than no progress. We'll consider him iffy for Tuesday's game against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:03 am
    Injured
  • Raymond Felton's ankle now fully healthy
    Raymond Felton (ankle) said that he's fully healthy following his suspension.

    Advice: It's not a lock that Felton will return on Monday, but he's healthy enough to do so and his suspension has ended. Even if active, Felton has a lot of work to do as he's currently at the bottom of the point guard depth chart behind Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:19 am
    Suspended
  • Eric Gordon out indefinitely with torn labrum
    Eric Gordon (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a torn labrum.

    Advice: Gordon's left shoulder has a torn labrum as a result of a shoulder subluxation. He's out indefinitely, and that means Austin Rivers should take over as the team's starting shooting guard. New Orleans has very little depth at shooting guard, so Jimmer Fredette should also see some extended run for the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:04 am
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) 'getting close' to return
    David West (ankle) is "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: West went through an intense workout on Saturday and didn't need any medical tape around his right ankle to do it, so the veteran finally appears closing in on a return. When he does come back, Luis Scola will return to his typical reserve role. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:12 am
    Injured
  • Jeff Green doesn't want trade from Celtics
    Jeff Green doesn't want to be traded by the Celtics.

    Advice: A report emerged from CSNNE that Green's trade value was as strong (if not stronger) than Rajon Rondo's, and through a couple of miscommunications, Green interpreted that someone had authored a column on his desire to be traded. Although he's frustrated by the losing, Green is not interested in being dealt. "Before you start, I just wanted to clear the air about some BS rumor that came out," Green said. "I said that I was frustrated with losing, not frustrated with the team," he added. Green also said he hasn't been "happy like this in years." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:31 am
  • Tony Parker suddenly has a three-point shot
    Tony Parker is shooting 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) from behind the 3-point line this season.

    Advice: Parker leads the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage. It's a small sample size, but it speaks to Parker's improvement in that area of his game. A career 32.1 percent shooter from distance, Parker's previous career-high was 39.5 percent back in 2006-07. Parker made just 25 3-pointers last season, and he's on pace to shatter that mark. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Cory Joseph aiming to return on Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is aiming to return on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Joseph's ankle swelled after injuring it on Friday, but he thinks almost a week off will be enough to get back out there. Unless he has a setback, it sounds like his absence will last all of one game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:13 am
    Injured
  • Patty Mills targeting return on January 15
    Patty Mills (shoulder) is targeting a return on January 15.

    Advice: Mills is "working every day" to get back, and Mills thinks he's in "pretty good shape" to meet the January 15 timetable. Mills is dribbling the ball and doing conditioning drills, but he just started shooting last week. Mills said he won't rush back before he's ready, but there's no reason to think his return will be delayed beyond mid-January. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
    Injured
  • Kenneth Faried logs just 19 minutes vs. LAL
    Kenneth Faried was victimized by Brian Shaw's rotations on Sunday, scoring eight points with just one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes during Denver's road win in L.A.

    Advice: Faried sat out until the bitter end of the fourth quarter and the entirety of overtime. He signed a four-year, $50 million extension during the offseason, but coach Brian Shaw may not have received the memo. Darrell Arthur (nine points in 19 minutes) played just as much as Faried, and J.J. Hickson (six points in 12 minutes) wasn't far behind. Faried started slow last year before picking it up after the All-Star break, and owners should do their utmost not to trade him for pennies on the dollar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov posts 13 & 13 in OT victory
    Timofey Mozgov got into foul trouble but still finished Sunday's ugly road victory with 13 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 30 minutes.

    Advice: This was Mozgov's fourth double-double of the season and the defensive contribution was a welcome sight, especially since L.A. hasn't given up many steals or blocks to their opponents this season. He's a useful source of the typical big man stats rebounds, FG percentage and blocks, but don't expect much more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
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