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  • Chris Bosh has a strained calf
    Chris Bosh (strained calf) explained his decision to sit out of Sunday's All-Star game.

    Advice: "It just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off," Bosh said in regards to his calf. "I just wanted to make sure that I was taking the necessary precautions and being a good professional." His fantasy owners will be relieved that he's taking a little bit of extra rest, and hopefully he will be ready to for the Heat's next game on Feb. 19. He will be re-evaluated when he returns to Miami. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
    GTD
  • Kings not shopping DeMarcus Cousins?
    According to the Boston Globe, the Kings have it made it very clear that DeMarcus Cousins is not on the market.

    Advice: The Kings are five losses behind the Jazz for the eighth seed in the West, and while it feels like Cousins is in the rumor mill every season, the chances of him being moved appear to be incredibly slim. As long as he can stay healthy, he should be a monster down the stretch. Through five February games, he has averages of 25.4 points, 9.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
  • Kevin Seraphin hoping for minutes
    Kevin Seraphin is hoping for more minutes following the dismissal of coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: "I just hope for more playing time," Seraphin said. "That’s the goal. It’s a new opportunity for sure." Seraphin has dropped 25 pounds and is eager to carve out a role, and he logged 15 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wizards which was just the third time that he saw 15 or minutes since the new year. Unless his role continues to grow, he will only be on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • Hawks recall Walter Tavares
    The Hawks recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Even with the latest injury to Tiago Splitter (hip), Tavares still isn't in the rotation. Unless Al Horford is moved at the deadline, Tavares' role isn't about to change. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Hawks not actively shopping Al Horford?
    According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks are not actively shopping Al Horford.

    Advice: Vivlamore added than anything the Hawks are doing right now is simply exploratory, which falls in line with previous reports that suggested that Atlanta would "listen" to offers. If the Hawks ultimately decide that they don't want to give him a max deal this summer, then that would give them a reason to go ahead with a trade. For now, nothing is imminent for the All-Star big man. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
  • Nothing happening with Love trade
    Nothing is happening with Kevin Love (shoulder) and a trade to the Celtics.

    Advice: There will definitely be rumors around Love heading into the deadline because of how playoff teams attack him in pick-and-roll. Love's shoulder injury seems like it's minor, so he should be ready to roll next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
    GTD
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 30 points in BBVA
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge with five rebounds four assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was the crowd's favorite non-Canadian player. Team World got 30 points out of Emmanuel Mudiay and 29 from Andrew Wiggins. Porzingis has a decent chance to be an All-Star next year, especially with the fan voting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic draws praise from coach Malone
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone was encouraged by Jusuf Nurkic's performance against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm happy for him," Malone said. "It hasn't been easy for [Nurkic]. He had a great rookie season, but coming back from injury and then you have all of these other young bigs playing well... But I give him credit, because he's come and worked very hard." The big man scored 16 points with 11 boards and one block in 24 minutes, so hopefully he can build off that momentum after the All-Star break. The upside is there, so keep a close eye on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 am
  • Suns still expected to trade Markieff Morris
    The Suns are still expected to try and trade Markieff Morris before the deadline.

    Advice: He had a scuffle during Wednesday's game and even had his hands around teammate Archie Goodwin's neck, and as much the Suns downplayed the incident, it's clear that both sides need a fresh start. The question now is whether or not another team would want to trade for the mercurial forward, but expect the chatter to heat up right after the All-Star game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 am
  • John Henson will be re-evaluated after ASB
    John Henson (back) will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Bucks took the cautious approach with Henson and held him out for seven straight games. He will hopefully be good to go after the break, and he isn't the worst stash if you need blocks in case the Bucks decide to move Greg Monroe at the deadline. He owns season averages of 6.8 points, 3.9 boards, 1.0 assist and 2.0 blocks in 16.7 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
    Injured
  • Monroe comes off the bench again
    Greg Monroe scored 12 points with nine rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: It wasn't the greatest game for Monroe, who actually played more than his 30 minutes on Tuesday. He is unlikely to be dealt and should be a top 25-50 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores just four
    Ryan Anderson scored just four points with five rebounds and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Ouch. Anderson's name is popping up in the trade block and the Pelicans losing promotes his chances of being dealt. If you own him, it's not a bad idea to deal him at 85 cents on the dollar because he would likely lose value now that Tyreke Evans (knee) is out for the year. In other words, you want him to stay in NO. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:23 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside suspended one game
    Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic in the head during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Whiteside definitely deserved the suspension for his actions, and he'll now be forced to sit out next Friday's game in Atlanta. With Whiteside unavailable, Amare Stoudemire will continue to start with Chris Bosh logging extended minutes at the five-spot. Josh McRoberts and Justise Winslow also figure to earn some extended run sans Hassan. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:06 pm
  • Nets reach out to Hawks about Paul Millsap
    The Nets have reached out to the Hawks about acquiring Paul Millsap, according to Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily.

    Advice: While the Nets also inquired about Jeff Teague, the Millsap move seems curious as the Nets have been high on Thaddeus Young. We'll keep an eye on this situation as it develops, but the lowly Nets are surprisingly looking to be buyers are we approach the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:40 am
  • Blake Griffin reportedly not on trade block
    Blake Griffin (hand) will not be traded this season, according to NBA insider Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

    Advice: There has been speculation that the Clippers might look to move Griffin after his altercation with a team staffer, but Berger reports that the team isn't going to blow things up and deal the big man this season. It looks like Griffin will at least finish the 2015-16 season with the Clips, but he's targeting a mid-March return and is a tough hold for fantasy owners without an IR spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:24 am
    Injured
  • Clint Capela gets some PF minutes
    Clint Capela scored one point with 10 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He actually played some minutes at power forward, but that might not continue based on coach J.B. Bickerstaff calling his team "broken" after the game. Capela can stay on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Tristan Thompson double-doubles vs. Lakers
    Tristan Thompson notched 15 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-6 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This marks TT's second double-double in February, but over those six games he's averaging a mere 4.6 points, 0.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's only worth a look if you need a rebounding and FG percentage specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) starts, plays 17 minutes
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) started vs. the Cavs on Wednesday but had only nine points, three rebounds and one turnover in 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Cavaliers have been the toughest team for opposing centers this season, allowing the fewest rebounds and steals, and the third-fewest points, so Hibbert's dud isn't unexpected. He has zero blocks in February so even his 'specialist' appeal has evaporated. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays 25 minutes vs. Pistons
    Nikola Jokic played 25 minutes on Wednesday and posted five points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He was limited to 14 minutes vs. Brooklyn on Monday but had better luck in that department, despite a touch matchup vs. Andre Drummond. Jokic played 1:09 alongside Jusuf Nurkic in the first half, but that's a pairing that coach Mike Malone still doesn't seem to like. The good news is that Jokic doesn't need many minutes to be productive -- he's been a top-50 value (9-cat) since Jan. 1, despite averaging a mere 21.6 minutes per game. Imagine what he could do if the Nuggets fully unleash him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 29 points in loss
    Derrick Favors scored 29 points during a 100-96 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one steal on 11-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: This is a tough schedule loss for the Jazz after an overtime win in Dallas on Tuesday. Favors is really coming on again after his first game back as he gets worked into the offense. Favors has third-round value per game on the season and should be in that neighborhood going forward. If he hasn't already, maybe he can buy a mattress over the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
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