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    • Ibaka posts 13 points and season-high 14 rebs
      Serge Ibaka scored 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with a season-high 14 rebounds and four blocks in the Thunder's 98-75 win over the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: Owners are looking for better efficiency but on a night with that many boards, threes and blocks it's most certainly a win. If he doesn't get the efficiency taken care of, he's not going to sniff the first to second round value many thought he would have and it won't matter how many threes he's hitting. Rotoworld.com
      22 minutes ago
    • Adams posts small but serviceable line
      Steven Adams scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting with nine rebounds and two blocks over 25 minutes in Friday's blowout win.

      Advice: Adams hit just 1-of-3 free throws and while this is a good line, it's not really building off his big 16 & 15 from Christmas Day. His stat set doesn't support value in standard leagues unless you're punting free throws and even then it's not great, so it's hard to say he's turning a corner without seeing more production. Rotoworld.com
      25 minutes ago
    • Jefferson, Walker snuffed out in big loss
      Al Jefferson hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, seven rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Hornets' blowout loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Big Al wasn't the only one to struggle as Kemba Walker hit just 2-of-13 shots for six points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in the loss. Jefferson was dealing with a groin injury coming into the game but they had a tough matchup in the Thunder anyway, and along with the Lance Stephenson issues there hasn't been a lot to cheer about in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      30 minutes ago
    • Marc Gasol goes for 29 and eight vs. HOU
      Marc Gasol scored 29 points on 12-of-21 shooting (1-of-1 from deep, 4-of-4 from the line) with eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks in the Grizzlies' 117-111 overtime loss to the Rockets.

      Advice: Gasol's knee hasn't come up during game coverage in a while and owners can breathe a bit better as a result. He's returning late first round value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
    • Millsap the only real survivor in blowout
      Paul Millsap scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting (1-of-1 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the Hawks' 107-77 blowout loss to the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: The Hawks were due for a stinker and with 22 turnovers and no defense this game was over at halftime. Owners should mostly disregard the outcomes here, including DeMarre Carroll's 0-for-6 outing with just four boards and a steal, and Kyle Korver's 1-of-8 shooting night. Al Horford snuck away with some stats, posting 13 points, five boards and two blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 pm
    • Pachulia goes for 14 & eight in Atlanta
      Zaza Pachulia started at center and scored 14 points with eight assists and three steals in the Bucks' blowout win over the Hawks in his old Atlanta stomping grounds.

      Advice: Pachulia logged 26 minutes and he could play this much nightly if Ersan Ilyasova's concussion issue is serious, though we don't know that to be the case at this point. His value has been in the tank for the past two weeks so it's not a run-to-the-wire moment, but if everything breaks perfectly he could end up with some value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:53 pm
    • Henson (foot) returns to action on Friday
      John Henson (foot) returned to action on Friday, logging 18 minutes on his way to five points, five boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Henson did this damage in a garbage-time environment but not to the extent that we should totally discount this performance. He hasn't been able to stay healthy and his effectiveness has been a problem at times, but when playing at peak levels he has flashed plenty of upside. Ersan Ilyasova's concussion-related absence could help his stock and we don't want to get too high over one game, but he's worth a look as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:37 pm
    • Report: Heat eyeing Andray Blatche
      After losing out on Josh Smith, the Heat have reportedly set their sights on Andray Blatche.

      Advice: Blatche is with his Chinese team through February so it's hard to say where this will go, and whether or not it has anything to do with Chris Bosh's calf injury. The Heat need big men right now so perhaps they know something we don't know with regards to Blatche's availability. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Omer Asik plays just 18 minutes
      Omer Asik played 18 minutes on Friday with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Spurs.

      Advice: His minutes keep dropping and coach Monty Williams is gaining more confidence in Alexis Ajinca. Asik is not worth owning in even 16-team leagues at this rate. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:34 pm
    • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points on Friday
      Ryan Anderson scored 22 points against the Spurs on Friday with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: It's just the 11th time in his career he's scored more than 20 points in a game with less than three treys. Anderson's role is safe on the bench and he should get plenty of shots because of the lack of depth on the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 pm
    • Anthony Davis puts up a full line vs. Spurs
      Anthony Davis was his usual stat-stuffing self against the Spurs during a win on Friday, scoring 22 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and five blocks in 38 minutes.

      Advice: That seven-point dud from Saturday is a distant memory. Davis did have a fall under the basket and said he missed up his right thumb, but it wasn't bleeding and he said he wasn't concerned about it on the post-game Pelicans broadcast. He'll get to play his first game in Chicago of his career, so expect him to try and put on a show in front of his home town. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • Tim Duncan has a 20-11 game in a loss
      Tim Duncan scored 20 points against the Pelicans on Friday during a 97-90 loss, adding11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and four turnovers.

      Advice: He played 34 minutes in the second half of a back-to-back set. Believe it or not, the reigning champs are just 1-6 over their last seven games. Of course, they'll get it figured out soon. This might help Duncan get a couple extra games on the court, too. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 pm
    • Channing Frye is still quiet for Magic
      Channing Frye played 17 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It's his best game since being moved to the bench, but the minutes just aren't there. Frye also has also taken just 5.0 shots per game in his last three, so there are not enough opportunities. Unless you're dying for treys, he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 pm
    • Ezeli (ankle) to be re-evaluated in 3 days
      An MRI on Festus Ezeli's ankle revealed a sprain, and he will be in a walking boot for the next three days.

      Advice: Ezeli will be re-evaluated on Monday, but his status shouldn't mean much to owners in standard leagues. Marreese Speights and David Lee will continue to split minutes at the center spot with both Ezeli and Andrew Bogut (knee) unavailable. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
      Injured
    • Brook Lopez plays 14 minutes
      Brook Lopez played just 14 minutes off the bench against the Celtics on Friday with eight points, one rebound and one turnover.

      Advice: He did not play down the stretch and coach Lionel Hollins seems to be gaining confidence in Mason Plumlee. Lopez's minutes should rise into the upper 20s, so he should be a mid-round guy once he gets it going. He's a buy-low option because his fantasy owner will likely give him away at a severe discount. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:11 pm
    • Jared Sullinger finally turns in a big game
      Jared Sullinger turned it around against the Nets on Friday with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: His previous 10 games have been awful, making just 38.6 percent from the field for averages of 8.1 points, 7.1 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks. Sullinger was losing some playing time and was at just 24.0 minutes per game in that span. Hopefully, this game gets him going, so keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:35 pm
    • Pero Antic (ankle) out Friday vs. the Bucks
      Pero Antic (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Antic is averaging just 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds over 16.5 minutes of action this season. Elton Brand will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but both Brand and Antic can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 am
      Injured
    • Larry Sanders (flu) out Friday vs. Atlanta
      Larry Sanders (flu) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) also unavailable, Zaza Pachulia and Johnny O'Bryant are going to get all the minutes they can handle (which for O'Bryant isn't much). John Henson (foot) has been upgraded to probable, and the Bucks could certainly use him. Pachulia will make for the best play in daily leagues, but he's not a lock for production. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 am
      Injured
    • David Lee plays 19 minutes in a loss
      David Lee played 19 minutes off the bench on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He continues to live at the rim with over half of his shots this season coming from within three feet on the season -- all five shots came at the rim tonight. The Warriors have so much talent on offense, Lee should get great shots all night. Still, his minutes are a bit capped with Draymond Green playing well, so he's more of a low-end standard fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:17 pm
    • Marreese Speights scores 11 in a loss
      Marreese Speights made 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for 11 points with one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 22 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: As expected, his usage rate took a hit tonight, but he was still able to get involved on the offensive side. Draymond Green has been too good and David Lee won't take minutes from him, so it will likely be from Speights. His owners in deep leagues should expect a dip. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:15 pm
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