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    • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Sat
      Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a kneecap issue and just doesn't look right. Dudley has scored a combined 20 points in the Bucks' last seven games, missing one of those. He can be dropped in almost all leagues. If he's out, Ersan Ilyasova may get more minutes next to Khris Middleton. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:52 am
    • Matt Barnes doubtful for Sunday
      Matt Barnes (hamstring) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Sunday.

      Advice: He's been very good for the Clippers since Blake Griffin went down, but he's likely going to miss more time. His fantasy owners can probably consider cutting him, especially with Blake targeting Sunday. If Blake and Barnes aren't a go, expect to see more Hedo Turkoglu along with Austin Rivers and J.J. Redick. Jordan Hamilton would start, but he only played 18 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:45 am
    • Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes doubtful Sunday
      Jamal Crawford (calf) and Matt Barnes (hamstring) did not practice on Friday and are not expected to play on Sunday against the Warriors.

      Advice: This would be Crawford's second game out of the lineup after suffering his calf contusion on Monday. J.J. Redick logged a whopping 47 minutes in the overtime game on Wednesday and should be near 40 again vs. GSW. Austin Rivers also will see more playing time, but he's not a fantasy option in most situations. Crawford owners should stash him unless there's a red-hot add on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:41 am
    • Kelly Olynyk says he still has soreness
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) said on Thursday that he still has some soreness in his ankle from Wednesday's game.

      Advice: He said he didn't have any setbacks, but it seems like it'll be a while before we see Olynyk get minutes over 20. He only played seven minutes on Wednesday and may only get minutes in the teens tonight, which makes him more of a stash for now. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass and Jae Crowder should still have some value for the next few games. Olynyk is worth picking up in standard leagues with his upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:05 am
    • Nick Young (knee) out Friday vs. Memphis
      Nick Young (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, as expected.

      Advice: This will be Young's fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, but he is said to be targeting a return for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. With Young out, there will be more opportunities on offense for Jeremy Lin, Wayne Ellington, and Wes Johnson. Lin has been playing very well lately, but given the tough matchup tonight, those playing daily leagues may want to look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:51 am
    • Jazz sign Jerrell Benimon to 10-day contract
      The Jazz have signed F Jerrell Benimon to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Benimon is an All-Star in the D-League, but he's unlikely to do much with the Jazz. It's safe to leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:55 am
    • Kyle Korver working through shooting issues
      Kyle Korver stated during a recent interview that he's trying to work through his recent shooting slump.

      Advice: "I feel I’ve been this weird shooting – I wouldn’t say slump – but I’ve just been off for a month," said Korver. While Korver may not want to use the "slump" word, it's difficult to describe the numbers in any other way. Over the past month he has shot just 36.2 percent from the field, to go with averages of 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assist, and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He did however shoot 50 percent from the field during his last outing, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come. We're not worried about Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
    • Ryan Anderson without timetable to return
      Ryan Anderson said that while he is making progress in his recovery from his MCL sprain, there is currently no official timetable set for his return.

      Advice: "Recovery has been a process. I’m really working a lot on getting mobility back, just walking," Anderson said. "The past week, I’ve made big strides, as far as getting out of a big knee brace. My flexibility is a lot better, as far as rotation. I haven’t tried anything on the court yet." Anderson went on to say that he has been limited to pool work and running on an arc trainer, and we'll continue to track his progress closely. Alexis Ajinca has been playing quite well lately, and he’ll be the primary beneficiary for as long as Anderson is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:25 am
    • Chris Andersen (illness) questionable Friday
      Chris Andersen (illness) was withheld from Friday's shootaround, and he's being listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: If Andersen is unable to go, Hassan Whiteside is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and Udonis Haslem may be forced to play some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:06 am
    • Luol Deng (thigh) questionable for Friday
      Luol Deng (thigh) did not go through shootaround, and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Washington.

      Advice: If Deng is unable to go, James Ennis, Michael Beasley, and Henry Walker will all have the opportunity to see some increased minutes. Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic would also be asked to carry the offensive load, and they would make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:00 am
    • Tarik Black accepts benching from coach Scott
      Tarik Black has no issues with the fact that he has been a DNP-CD for the past five games.

      Advice: "He’s coaching and he makes the decisions," Black said of head coach Byron Scott. "I like Coach Scott a lot. Whatever decisions he makes, I respect, especially now with it being my rookie year." Black has gone from starter to bench warmer in Los Angeles, and with averages of just 5.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with the Lakers, it's safe to leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:50 am
    • Kawhi Leonard being more vocal on defense
      Danny Green said that Kawhi Leonard has been more vocal on defense recently.

      Advice: "The last couple of games I’ve definitely noticed a change in his tone, his pep, his step, everything," Green said of Leonard. "He’s more engaged, more locked in, definitely more active and involved defensively than I’ve ever seen him in the past." The Spurs are currently amid a three-game winning streak, and Leonard is a big reason why. He's averaging 20.0 points, 7.3 rebounds 2.3 steals and 1.7 blocks during that span while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. Yeah, he's elite. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:23 am
    • James Jones earning time in Cavs' rotation
      James Jones has emerged as a role player in Cleveland's rotation, and over the past four games he has put in averages 9.8 points and 2.8 three-pointers through 22 minutes of action.

      Advice: Jones has seen his role increased with Shawn Marion (hip) sitting on the sidelines, but he really doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers. It also should be noted that his value could take a hit once Marion does return to the lineup, so while Jones is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, know that his time as a rotation player in Cleveland could be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:55 am
    • Chris Johnson to sign 10-day deal w/ MIL
      The Bucks will reportedly sign Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Johnson will join a crowded rotation in Milwaukee, and he's very unlikely to earn enough floor time to be able to offer much of anything to a fantasy squad in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:43 am
    • Things starting to click for Nerlens Noel
      Since the All-Star break, Nerlens Noel has really started to get things going, averaging 12.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 3.5 blocks per game.

      Advice: Noel is also shooting 46.4 percent from the field, and a much-improved 75.0 percent from the foul line (a significant jump from the 56.1 percent he shot before the break). He's managed to stay quite healthy during his rookie year, only missing four of the Sixers' 61 games so far this season due to injury, and he looks primed to finish his 2014-15 campaign strong after a somewhat slow start to the year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:35 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) questionable Friday
      Robert Covington (elbow) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Covington has been forced to spend the past two games on the sidelines after suffering a right elbow bruise during Sunday's game against Indiana. If he is again forced to sit JaKarr Sampson will start, but with averages of just 6.8 points and 1.1 steals per game with the starting unit, he's not a viable option in most leagues. Jason Richardson and Isaiah Canaan will likely do the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 am
    • Dorell Wright scores eight in 13 minutes
      Dorell Wright scored eight points in 13 minutes during Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavs, adding one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: With Wes Matthews (Achilles) out for the season, Wright might step up. However, we've seen this movie before with role players for Stotts. Basically, Arron Afflalo is going to step into Matthews' minutes while Wright, Alonzo Gee, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake will get Afflalo's 27 minutes. Wright isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:29 pm
    • Wesley Matthews suffers torn left Achilles
      Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

      Advice: Ugh. Matthews was leading the NBA in 3-pointers just last month and has been a big reason why the Blazers are looking for a top-four seed in the Western Conference. He has the nickname Ironman because he had a consecutive games played streak of 250 earlier in his career and now his 142 consecutive games played streak will come to an end. This is a crippling blow for Matthews who will enter free agency coming off a bad injury. We're rooting for him to be out on the court in October. Arron Afflalo should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Nicolas Batum grabs season-high 12 boards
      Nicolas Batum grabbed a season-high 12 boards against the Mavericks on Thursday with 15 points, six assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: A healthy Batum is going to offset the loss of Wesley Matthews (foot). Batum has suddenly become the player his fantasy owners were hoping for, averaging 12.2 points, 6.2 boards, 6.2 dimes, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 48.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. If you bought low, pat yourself on the back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki looks slow on Thursday
      Dirk Nowitzki looked a little tired against the Blazers on Thursday during a 94-75 loss with 10 points on 5-of-13 from the field, adding four rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He just doesn't look right. In his last five, Nowitzki made just 41.5 percent from the field for averages of 13.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. Owner Mark Cuban has said before he's totally fine with resting guys, so there is a very good chance Dirk sits in a road game at Golden State tomorrow. His owners will have to check back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 pm
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