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  • Jose Calderon in the starting lineup on Sat.
    Jose Calderon will be in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Saturday.

    Advice: There is no official minute restriction, but the Knicks would be extremely foolish to play him big minutes. Calderon has been out all season after an aggravation and he has a laundry list of muscle issues in his career. He should be owned in all leagues, but his owners should bench him. Shane Larkin owner will want to cut him in just about every league. We'll also keep an eye on how Calderon's return affects guys like Iman Shumpert. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:51 pm
    Injured
  • Vitor Faverani still not close to returning
    Vitor Faverani (knee) has only been doing work on a bike and in the pool.

    Advice: He did say he's 100 percent, but actions speak louder than words... or something. Faverani is not close to returning and he could wind up in the D-League anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:38 pm
  • Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer skip practice
    Jeremy Lin (back) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) skipped practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Both injuries are not considered serious. Lin did have to battle two different bouts with back pain last season and it did cost him some game action, so this isn't nothing. The Lakers cannot afford for Lin to go down and would be down to Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson. Neither player are worth a grab at this juncture and we'll give Lin the benefit of the doubt for now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:23 pm
    Injured
  • Russell Westbrook has non-contact practice
    Russell Westbrook (hand) went through portions of Saturday's non-contact practice.

    Advice: He is still in the rehab process and there is no timetable for his return just yet. Westbrook will be re-evaluated later this month and he could be back in the lineup soon after than. Reggie Jackson will certainly take a hit, but he should still be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:02 pm
  • John Henson score will change
    The NBA has changed the score of Friday's Bucks at Raptors game to 124-83 to 124-82.

    Advice: With 1:44 left in the blowout, the scorer incorrectly gave John Henson a 3-pointer. That means anyone who started him will lose one point and a 3-pointer in their stats. Considering Henson was barely in the rotation and there were 12 games on Friday, this probably won't affect many fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:31 pm
  • Tiago Splitter is still out on Saturday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is still out for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return and could miss multiple games. Splitter has multiple calf injuries in his past few seasons and the practical thing would be to sit him out for a while. Boris Diaw has benefitted while Aron Baynes and Jeff Ayres are also getting more run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:41 am
  • Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner are doubtful
    Cory Joseph (ankle) and Matt Bonner (illness) are doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are going to be in a little bit of trouble tonight with no backup point guard. In previous instances, they have used Manu Ginobili as the primary ball handler in the second unit and that should be the case tonight. Austin Daye may also get some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:34 am
    Injured
  • Mitch McGary (foot) practices lightly on Sat.
    Mitch McGary (foot) went through portions of OKC's practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still unclear when McGary might return from his left foot fracture. With Steven Adams starting and Kendrick Perkins playing well off the Thunder bench, there may not even be space in the rotation for McGary. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:37 am
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade out, Norris Cole doubtful vs. ORL
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss his fifth consecutive game on Saturday.

    Advice: Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier should get all the minutes they can handle, especially with Norris Cole (hand) also doubtful to suit up. Miami's lack of depth will likely require bench guys like Shannon Brown, Danny Granger and James Ennis to step into significant roles as the Heat look to avoid their fifth loss in six games. Wade did some light work during shootaround and is questionable for Sunday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:51 am
    Injured
  • Al Horford happy to wear compression shirt
    Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

    Advice: "I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:12 am
  • Kevin Martin may need right wrist surgery
    Kevin Martin (broken right wrist) will be examined in the next few days to determine if his injury requires surgery.

    Advice: Regardless of whether or not he needs surgery Martin's absence "likely will be at least six weeks," according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda. In the meantime, Minnesota will rely more on Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins and Robbie Hummel. Head coach Flip Saunders is also interested in picking up free agents but he conceded, "Guys who aren’t playing in our league, there’s probably a reason." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
    Injured
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Iguodala enjoys easy win over the Jazz
    Andre Iguodala scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Warriors took control of the game early and never looked back. With David Lee eventually returning to complicate and already bad situation for Iguodala, owners should watch this action from the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Gobert looks good in mop-up time
    Rudy Gobert scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 18 minutes in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Gobert reminds owners of his upside with the outing, and after tonight he is returning top 145-165 value (9/8 cat) in just 16 mpg. With this type of floor it's hard to justify not stashing him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Anthony Davis plays like a normal NBA star
    Anthony Davis scored 18 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: This would have been a great line for any player, but Davis has completely spoiled his fantasy owners. He might turn it around and go for a 30-point, 20-board, 10-block game on Saturday against the Jazz or something. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Parsons breaks out of slump against Lakers
    Chandler Parsons scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two threes, two boards and three assists over 29 minutes in Friday's massive win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Parsons had a stretch including 5-of-6 games in which he didn't exceed 30 minutes, that also happened to correspond with him getting the flu. He played 37 minutes on Wednesday and that was probably a warning shot to owners that he was ready to get things moving. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Wright with yet another efficient line on Fri
    Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Adams posts defensive line with 10 points
    Steven Adams scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Thunder's 94-92 home loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Adams has clearly won the starting job over Kendrick Perkins, or at least it should be clear. His 50 percent foul shooting and sub-par statistical output keeps him from being a 12-14 team value, but if he can start putting up defensive stats it's possible he claws his way back to relevancy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Morrow hits three treys in 25 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit three triples and 4-of-11 shots overall on Friday, finishing with 11 points, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Morrow missed his window and it sounds like the cavalry is coming soon, but one had to know he'd get things turned around a little bit after a short cold stretch entering tonight. Feel free to move on in 12-14 team formats, but don't be surprised if he carves out value as a 3-point shooter sometime down the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Lee (hamstring) 'making good progress'
    David Lee (hamstring) is "making good progress" according to the Warriors and he will be evaluated again on their current road trip.

    Advice: We'll need to see a bit more progress before arbitrarily assuming he's close to being back, but it's a good report nonetheless. His minutes and starting status will be in doubt upon his return, but he'll still be worth owning in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
    Injured
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