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    • Bledsoe & Dragic lead Suns to 16-6 push
      Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting (2-of-3 from deep, 5-of-5 from the line) with four rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Suns' 99-93 win over the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: The Suns' three-headed point guard experiment is working and at 16-6 over their past 22 games, they look plenty happy as a squad. Goran Dragic added 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one three, and Markieff Morris went for 12 and 14 with three assists in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:10 am
    • Green gets his first DNP of the season
      Gerald Green got his first DNP-CD of the season on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Green was not hurt and he also said it was surprising, but looking somewhat jovial on the bench compared to the usual display of unhappiness when benched it was curious to say the least. Jeff Hornacek said he could very well get tapped next game and it wouldn't be surprising if he got a few extra looks. His body of work on the year suggests he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:02 am
    • Butler plays well despite knee soreness
      Jimmy Butler (leg contusion) played in Friday's loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

      Advice: Hopefully the issue is truly minor and looking at the numbers from last night it would seem that way. The Bulls are struggling but Butler is still running at an early round value, with late first-round value on the season. The same goes for Pau Gasol, who missed all five of his free throws but still managed 10 points, 19 boards, three assists and a block. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Brooks scores 21 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Brooks has flown under the radar and now has a month of top-100 value under his belt. During that 17-game span he has averaged 12.5 points, 2.1 threes, 2.2 boards, 2.2 assists with 1.0 combined steals and blocks. He's shooting a bit high at 44.7 percent in that span, but that's his field goal percentage for the year (41.7 percent career). His role seems tenuous and things could change, but those numbers are worthy of a pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    • Hayward on Fire: 26-15-6 in win over GSW
      Gordon Hayward was on fire in the Jazz's 110-100 win over the Warriors on Friday, scoring 26 points on 9-of-20 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 7-of-8 from the line) with 15 rebounds, six assists and three steals.

      Advice: So much for that sinus congestion. He settled down after a real hot start, but he is starting to push his way back up the ranks, now sitting at a top 25-35 return on the season (8/9 cat). Derrick Favors added 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and three blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:38 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Warriors.

      Advice: Ingles is showing a fantasy friendly game he didn't have overseas and has provided a sustained period of starting quality production for owners. If he's still available pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:33 pm
    • Burke goes for 15 and seven off the bench
      Trey Burke scored 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, seven assists and zero steals in 34 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Burke is basically playing starter's minutes and Dante Exum isn't winning any awards as the starting point guard. There's a bit of unease given this strange experiment, but Burke should be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Curry goes for 32-7-6 with five threes
      Stephen Curry scored 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting (5-of-11 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: Curry has been a bit quiet lately and has seen himself fall behind Anthony Davis for the No. 2 slot (per game) behind James Harden in 8-cat leagues. Perhaps he's ready for his own Klay Thompson night in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
    • Chalmers posts low-end line with guys out
      Mario Chalmers scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Chalmers had a big game on Tuesday and with the Heat's core group suffering from injuries he should be owned across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 pm
    • Ennis scores 15 points in 32 minutes
      James Ennis scored 15 points off the bench on Friday, with four rebounds and three treys in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Ennis did not record a steal or block and he did this with Luol Deng (calf) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out. Of course, the Heat look like a team that could deal with injuries and/or tanking down the stretch, so owners should keep an eye on Ennis as the season goes. For now, there's still not a lot to grab onto in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Rondo plays just 23 minutes against Heat
      Rajon Rondo played just 23 minutes on Friday against the Heat, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: Rondo has not been a hit in Dallas and he's been returning bench-worthy numbers in fantasy leagues. In 9-cat leagues he's in the tank unless you're punting turnovers. Owners should simply keep him benched until Dallas figures out how they want to deploy him. This is a veteran club with some great offensive minds, so there's still a good chance they get it figured out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:01 pm
    • Eric Gordon drops 28 and seven on the Clips
      Eric Gordon scored 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including five threes) with two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Clippers.

      Advice: With Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday out his touches were bound to increase and he's doing his part to give something back at the tail-end of a tumultuous contract. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Evans just misses skinny triple-double
      Tyreke Evans scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, a season-high tying 12 assists and one steal in Friday's win.

      Advice: Evans has been producing at a mid-round level with Jrue Holiday out and there's no reason to think that will change. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Paul posts 24-8-7 line in loss to Pelicans
      Chris Paul scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Paul has been a top 5-6 player this season and that's right around his ADP. DeAndre Jordan went for 12 and 15 with three blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • J.R. Smith posts solid line against Kings
      J.R. Smith scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Friday's easy win over the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings are terrible right now but regardless Smith earns a lot of goodwill with owners after this one. Iman Shumpert logged 22 minutes and didn't do much, as so far it looks like Smith will have some staying power. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Jeff Teague drops 17, Hawks win 18th straight
      Jeff Teague scored 17 points in a 105-99 win over the Blazers on Friday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Hawks have won 18 games in a row and are 32-2 since Thanksgiving. They will take on the 76ers on Saturday, the Pelicans on Monday, the Wizards on Wednesday, and then the Warriors on Friday in what's shaping up to be the best game of the season. As for Teague, he's a top-10 fantasy guard and his owners can enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:14 pm
    • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not return Friday
      Thabo Sefolosha (right calf strain) will not return against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: The Hawks ruled him out quickly, so that's usually a sign that he's going to miss time. Kent Bazemore is the next man up with DeMarre Carroll (Achilles) also out on Friday. If you're in a deep league, give Bazemore a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:53 pm
      Injured
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return Monday?
      Timberwolves' head coach Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play this weekend, but he did not rule out the possibility of Rubio making his return next week.

      Advice: There's a slim chance that Rubio will be available for Monday's game against Dallas, but with the way things have been going, we wouldn't get too excited. Rubio was initially believed to be targeting a return for Christmas day, but has continually had his timeline pushed back further and further. However, when Rubio does finally make his return, he'll hurt the value of Zach LaVine and Mo Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:14 pm
      Injured
    • Shelvin Mack out again on Friday night
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He has been out since Jan. 17 due to a calf strain. Mack did some work in practice on Thursday, but he doesn't have a target date to return. Expect Dennis Schroder to soak up the backup minutes behind Jeff Teague. Additionally, the Hawks will be less likely to rest their players with Mack not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:41 am
      Injured
    • Tony Snell scores 10 off the bench
      Tony Snell scored 10 points in 23 minutes off the bench against the Lakers on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did start the second half, but didn't play down the stretch. Snell has seen his usage rate climb, but there is just no ceiling for him in the vast majority of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:33 pm
      Player Note
      Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
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