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    • Kyrie Irving and LeBron James will play
      Kyrie Irving (knee contusion) and LeBron James (leg tightness) will play on Friday against the Magic.

      Advice: Irving had a minor issue late in Thursday's game and was a bit of a bigger question mark for tonight, but it sounds like he's good to go. He should see his normal amount of playing time and will likely turn rookie Elfrid Payton into a pretzel tonight. Start him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:35 pm
      Injured
    • Ramon Sessions (back) out Friday vs. Phoenix
      Ramon Sessions (back) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: With Sessions unavailable Ray McCallum will get some extended run off the bench, but not enough to matter in most leagues. Both Sessions and McCallum will only become relevant in standard leagues if there is an injury to Darren Collison. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:12 pm
      Injured
    • Deron Williams doesn't play down the stretch
      Deron Williams played 21 minutes against the Celtics on Friday during a 109-107 win on Friday with eight points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He did not play down the stretch because Jarrett Jack played his best game of the season. There are a lot of rumors flying around regarding Williams, but he would likely start no matter where he's dealt. Expect his minutes to increase more as the team gains confidence he D-Will can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:18 pm
    • Jarrett Jack scores a season-high 27 points
      Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 27 points against the Celtics on Friday with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made all 10 attempts from the line and hit a clutch 15-foot jumper to help the Nets get the win. Deron Williams was active for this one and the Nets are going to ease him back in hopes he doesn't aggravate his calf issue. Jack has seen his minutes climb to 35 per game over his last four and the Nets are reportedly looking to deal Deron, so Jack is worth a look in standard leagues. He's more of a stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:04 pm
    • Tony Wroten (knee) will play against Portland
      Tony Wroten (knee) will play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a sprained knee basically since Michael Carter-Williams returned to the lineup. Wroten should be busy tonight with Hollis Thompson (illness) out. He's not a great guy in standard leagues, but he's an option in daily points leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:42 pm
      Injured
    • Jeff Green scores 22 points against Nets
      Jeff Green scored 22 points on 10-of-18 from the field on Friday to go with three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He was struggling in his time with Rondo off the court, making just 38.7 percent from the field in his 296 minutes without Rondo next to him this season. Green was fine while Rondo was out last year, so there's no need to be too worried. Green is worth owning now, but any trade would likely hurt his fantasy value quite a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:32 pm
    • Avery Bradley scores 17 points against BK
      Avery Bradley scored 17 points against the Nets on Friday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Bradley looks to be coming out of a slump after making just 37.0 percent from the field in his previous 10 games, averaging 10.6 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.9 steals. His assists and boards have seen a slight increase since the Rajon Rondo deal, but they'll likely fall off again as the team gains confidence in Marcus Smart. Bradley is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:26 pm
    • Jameer Nelson plays 17 minutes off bench
      Jameer Nelson played 17 minutes off the bench against the Nets on Friday with five points, three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: While it's a nice line in his brief playing time, Nelson isn't the answer for the Celtics and he's very unlikely to get another start while Marcus Smart is healthy. He's only going to be worth owning in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:21 pm
    • Nicolas Batum, Aldridge are questionable
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) are questionable to play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Considering the matchup and how much Batum has struggled with his shot, he's probably a little closer to doubtful tonight. He did not play on Tuesday and it was mostly Allen Crabbe getting some extra run. Coach Terry Stotts plays the matchups a lot, so Crabbe is still an extremely risky play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:54 am
      Injured
    • Kirk Hinrich doesn't practice
      Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) did not practice on Friday.

      Advice: He's unlikely to play against the Pelicans on Saturday. Aaron Brooks has been terrific as the primary backup point guard, so he should get minutes in the mid-20s again. Hinrich is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:51 am
      Injured
    • Lance Stephenson (hip) hopeful for Monday
      Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play Friday vs. OKC or Saturday vs. Orlando, but is hopeful for Monday's game vs. Milwaukee.

      Advice: "I think we had a good idea he’d be out longer – it’s a tough [injury] day-to-day; where it is makes it hard to know," coach Steve Clifford said. "[Monday] at the very earliest. He hasn’t been able to do anything. He’s just getting to the point where he can even shoot." Gary Neal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Gerald Henderson will see an uptick in value with Stephenson sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:43 am
      Injured
    • Thornton making progress with calf injury
      Marcus Thornton is making progress with his calf injury, but still hasn't been able to participate in any 5-on-5 drills.

      Advice: Thornton is averaging just 8.2 points and 1.1 three-pointers over 15 minutes of action this season, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:35 am
      Injured
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Friday vs. Pelicans
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli, and Kyle Anderson will all see extended minutes with Leonard sidelined, with Green offering the most upside out of the group. Coach Gregg Popovich said that Leonard's return will be based on his ability to tolerate the pain, and he remains without an official return date. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:28 am
      Injured
    • Monta Ellis (illness) questionable for Friday
      Monta Ellis (illness) was not at shootaround, and his status for Friday's game vs. the Lakers has yet to be determined.

      Advice: Ellis is one of the toughest guys in the league, and hasn't missed a game for the past two seasons, so he'd have to be in really bad shape to miss this one. However, if he is forced to sit, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea would be the primary beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:26 am
      Injured
    • Jeff Teague to return to the starting lineup
      Jeff Teague is set to return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, according to plugged in beat reporter Chris Vivlamore.

      Advice: There was simply no way that Dennis Schroder was going to stick with the starting unit for long with Teague healthy, and it looks like he'll head to the bench on Friday ending his days of standard league relevancy. Teague was putting up early-round value before going down, and is a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:01 am
    • Patty Mills (shoulder) is nearing a return
      Patty Mills (shoulder) is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for one of the Spurs' four remaining December games.

      Advice: While Mills is optimistic, head coach Gregg Popovich will need some convincing before he allows him to step into any game-time action. "I’m going to hold him off as long as I can," Popovich said. "There will be a point he won’t allow me to do that any more and that’s fine. But for right now I’m winning the battle." Mills will likely be brought along slowly, and as long as Tony Parker is healthy, Mills can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:38 am
      Injured
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Denver
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Rubio isn't likely to return until January, and while he's sidelined Zach LaVine and Mo Williams will continue to split minutes at the point guard position. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:28 am
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles chosing his spots more carefully
      After struggling mightily from the field through the month of November, C.J. Miles has made an effort to choose his shots more wisely during the month of December.

      Advice: "We wanted him to be assertive. He has the green light, but we want him to be selective in his shots," said Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel. "I was encouraging him to be so assertive that he was not great with shot selection. I think he's being smarter about that now." Miles is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field during the month of December, and he'll be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he can keep up his current pace. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:40 am
    • Chris Paul nets 22 points in Christmas finale
      Chris Paul put on an array of moves during a 100-86 win over the Warriors on Thursday with 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

      Advice: After 13 hours of seeing Cliff Paul on TV today, Chris stepped up. Paul's assists have been on the decline lately with only one double-double in his last nine games. In that span, he's averaged 18.9 points, 5.0 boards, 8.2 dimes, 2.3 steals and 1.8 triples. CP3 is still a top-five fantasy player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Stephen Curry scores 14 points in full line
      Stephen Curry scored 14 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He's fared well against the Clippers in his previous two seasons and made at least 50 percent from the field in each of his previous two seasons against them. Curry is in a minor slump at just 27.0 percent from beyond the arc over his last five, averaging 20.2 points, 5.4 boards, 7.8 assists, 3.2 steals and 2.0 triples. Chef Curry will likely be cooking up plenty goodies for the home folks against the Wolves on Saturday. Revenge game for drafting Jonny Flynn over him? Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
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