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  • Jimmer Fredette back in Pellies' rotation
    Jimmer Fredette played for the first time in four games on Saturday, going scoreless with one rebound, one assist and one steal in eight minutes.

    Advice: He returned to the bench rotation after Eric Gordon separated his shoulder, which moved Austin Rivers into the starting SG spot. Gordon is likely to miss significant time and Rivers is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, but we'll need to see more from Fredette to put him on the radar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:56 am
  • Dion Waiters still adjusting to off-ball play
    Dion Waiters is averaging only 9.1 points on 37.7 percent shooting this season, and he admitted that he's "trying to figure out how to play without the ball."

    Advice: "Everybody knows I can score the ball," he said. "I have to take a back seat for the betterment of the team, but I have to find a way to be aggressive because that's who I am." Waiters is dishing out just 1.7 assists with 1.5 turnovers per game, and he's nowhere near holding value in typical fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:30 am
  • Lance Stephenson slowly adjusting to Hornets
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Lance Stephenson is becoming more comfortable in the team's offense, and "will do more and more things" as the season progresses.

    Advice: "There are so many parts to [Stephenson fitting in]," Clifford said. "It’s him with his teammates. Defensively we’re similar in what we’re doing [to the Pacers], but offensively it’s so different ... [But] he’s better when he’s on the attack, no question about it." Stephenson is averaging 9.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, but he's shooting just 37.0 percent with 0.5 triples, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks per game. Fantasy owners should stay patient, as his comfort-level in Charlotte should soon catch up to his talent. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:24 am
  • Jeff Green frustration at an 'all-time high'
    Jeff Green said that his frustration level was at an "all-time high" after Friday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: "[Friday] we let them get whatever they wanted," Green said. "So we deserved to lose." He has been playing well this year, leading the Celtics in scoring at 18.4 points per game, but is reasonably dissatisfied with his team's 4-7 record. Green can opt for free agency this summer and it's not implausible that Boston could trade him during the season -- a league executive told CSNNE.com that the market for Green is strong, "if not stronger," than it is for Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:27 am
  • Otto Porter downplays hamstring injury
    Otto Porter said that his hamstring injury is minor and may be the result of dehydration and fatigue, but he remains questionable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: "Just a lot of soreness [on Saturday]," said Porter. "I didn’t want to make it into a big injury ... I’ve been through injuries before so I knew from the start it wasn’t nothing serious." Paul Pierce and Rasual Butler both picked up more minutes in Porter's absence but it sounds like he may return to the lineup for Tuesday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:11 am
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  • Gordon Hayward scores 31 points in a loss
    Gordon Hayward was terrific in a losing effort against the Pelicans on Saturday, making 9-of-16 from the field for 31 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 11-of-14 from the line, which serves as a great indicator of how aggressive he was tonight. Hayward adding some muscle to his frame was highly evident tonight and his new style should help him sustain a better shooting clip. The breakout is real. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:16 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores eight points
    Austin Rivers played 33 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Eric Gordon went down and Rivers is going to get minutes. He's been one of the most inefficient players in the NBA lately, but the opportunity is there. Feel free to give him a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes for 21 and nine in win
    Kawhi Leonard played 36 minutes against the Nets during a 99-87 win on Saturday with 21 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He is playing through some blurry vision right now and made just 9-of-19 from the field. Leonard is starting to fill it up in several fantasy categories and he will be a monster once his vision gets corrected. He should be viewed as a top-20 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Marco Belinelli plays 10 minutes
    Marco Belinelli played 10 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not score and had just three rebounds, three assists and one steal. Belinelli is not 100 percent and the Spurs might have started him just to mix it up. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Sergey Karasev returned to action on Saturday November 22. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Jose Calderon returned to action on Saturday November 22. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Danny Green drops 25 on 105.0 eFG%
    Danny Green kept his momentum going on Saturday against the Nets with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 105.0 effective field goal percentage. Green is money in fantasy leagues and he has seven blocks in his last two games. There's no reason why he should be on any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Deron Williams has a big line in a loss
    Deron Williams scored a team-high 24 points against the Spurs on Saturday during a 99-87 loss with five rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He has put up some impressive numbers and it's nice to see him get into the lane when he's on offense. Williams should be a top-20 fantasy guard as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores just two points
    Bojan Boganovic missed all seven shots from the field for two points with two rebounds, one assists and no turnovers.

    Advice: He is awful on the road and it's so bad that his owners in deeper leagues should just sit him down. Bogdanovic is still worth owning in some formats, though. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Bradley Beal looks great again
    Bradley Beal looked good against the Bucks on Saturday with 17 points, two rebounds, six assists and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's played starter's minutes in each of the last two games and coach Randy Wittman will likely be putting him in the starting lineup any day now. Beal has third-round upside and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 20 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Wizards during a 111-100 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made all eight shots from the line and was 6-of-11 from the field in the loss. Antetokounmpo has started to get into a groove on the offensive end and his discovery of the one-dribble drive has gone a long way to help his shooting percentages. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but most of value will likely lie in March and April. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Brandon Knight fills it up in a loss
    Brandon Knight scored 27 points against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, three 3-pointers and five turnovers.

    Advice: He was grabbing his thigh before he went to the locker room in the first half, but he came back out and it didn't seem to bother him. Knight should be good to go, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss practice. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Shane Larkin doesn't play on Saturday
    Shane Larkin was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: He won't be a DNP-CD every game, but it's going to happen. Larkin can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Tony Wroten scores six points at SG
    Tony Wroten had a rough outing as the starting shooting guard against the Knicks on Saturday, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: The rest of the 76ers had just six assists and their guards look awful right now. Coach Brett Brown is getting a little too cute and he really needs to bring Wroten off the bench to help the second unit. Wroten's shooting woes will keep him from being a top-140 guy in standards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams can't score vs. NYK
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-13 from the field for nine points against the Knicks on Saturday to go with four rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. He is really struggling with his shot and there were about five shots that wouldn't have gone in with a rim two times the normal size. There's really no chance he is going to improve on his shooting this season, but the accounting stats will be there. Carter-Williams will really have to fill it up to be a top-60 guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
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