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    • Brandon Jennings plays well in win
      Brandon Jennings double-doubled on Friday with 14 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: It was his best game in quite a while and he helped the Pistons get their first win at home since before Thanksgiving. Perhaps Jennings heard the Pistons loud and clear with the waiving of Josh Smith, but we'll obviously need to see him do it again before saying he's ready to get hot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:45 pm
    • D.J. Augustin plays well off the bench
      D.J. Augustin played 24 minutes off the bench on Friday with 14 points, one rebound, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers.

      Advice: He was fantastic in the fourth quarter and the Pacers couldn't drop the DJA-Andre Drummond pick-and-roll play. Augustin saw a few minutes next to Brandon Jennings and that might continue. Of course, most teams have better perimeter defense than the Pacers. Augustin isn't quite worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:26 pm
    • George Hill plays well yet again
      George Hill played well in his second game of the season on Friday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes during a 119-109 loss to the Pistons.

      Advice: He came off the bench again, but we'd guess he'll be in the starting lineup on Saturday. Hill shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:10 pm
    • C.J. Watson plays 32 minutes on Friday
      C.J. Watson played 32 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with 14 points, four rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Rodney Stuckey (face) did not return from an injury, so Watson picked up a bit of playing time. He probably would be headed to the bench if not for the Stuckey injury, but he'll be worth a plug-and-play should Stuckey sit on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:57 pm
    • Matthew Dellavedova plays 36 minutes
      Matthew Dellavedova played 36 minutes in a start for Kyrie Irving (knee) on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: This is pretty much what we expected out of Dellavedova. He is more of a catch-and-shoot guy and isn't going to handle the offense while LeBron James is on the floor. He's only a low-end guy in deep leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:27 pm
    • Victor Oladipo fouls out on Friday night
      Victor Oladipo founded out in 37 minutes against the Cavs during a 98-89 loss on Friday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals and five turnovers.

      Advice: He was actually keeping the turnovers in check with four consecutive games of two per game. In his last five, Oladipo averaged 10.6 points, 3.2 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.4 triples on 33.3 percent from the field. He's getting minutes and there's still plenty of hope he can bust loose. He also ditched his mask for the first time this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:01 pm
    • Elfrid Payton scores six with five turnovers
      Elfird Payton played 25 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with six points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and five turnovers.

      Advice: He is turning the ball over way too much and he's not really showing signs of improvement. Payton is going to hurt fantasy owners in more places than he helps, so owners in standard leagues shouldn't even bother dealing with the negatives, Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:37 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey (facial contusion) out Fri
      Rodney Stuckey (facial contusion) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Andre Drummond hit him in the face and perhaps he was poked in the eye. Stuckey needed help walking back to the locker room and maybe he couldn't see properly. Hopefully he didn't scratch his cornea or else it could cost him time. C.J. Watson and George Hill would get more run while Donald Sloan would likely get back in the rotation. Stuckey checked out with nine points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:55 pm
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) does some 5-on-0 work
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) did some 5-on-0 work at shootaround Friday.

      Advice: He's getting closer and it would appear contact is just around the corner. Rubio has been out since Nov. 7 with his severe ankle sprain and the Wolves have been forced to play Zach LaVine a little more than they planned. If you're looking to stash Rubio in a shallow league, now is probably the time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:38 pm
      Injured
    • Monta Ellis (illness) will play Friday
      Monta Ellis (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Ellis has not missed a game for the past two years, so it wasn't likely a puny illness was going to stop him. Go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:56 pm
      Injured
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) will play vs. MEM
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

      Advice: He was listed as questionable before today, but Beverley is one of the toughest players in the NBA. He's good to go as a mid-round play. Additionally, if you were thinking about playing Mike Conley in daily fantasy leagues, you might want to reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:40 pm
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo moving to bench on Friday
      O.J. Mayo will come off the bench against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said he wants to see how Mayo fared in the second unit, which sounds like a nice way of saying he's going to cut his playing time. Mayo has made just 4-of-14 from the field in his last two games and is not worth using in almost any league tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:35 pm
    • 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
    • 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
    • Marcus Smart has four steals in a loss
      Marcus Smart moved back into the starting lineup on Friday during a 109-107 loss to the Nets, scoring five points with three rebounds, six assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: One of his steals was pure hustle as he dove for the ball and got the ball to a cherry-picking Jeff Green for a dunk on the other end. Smart should be starting the rest of the way and his output in steals and triples bode well for his fantasy value. Of course, his 34.3 percent from the field is going to be a tough pill to swallow. He should get better and is a decent foul shooter, so keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:58 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 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
    • Suns send down Tyler Ennis for D-League stint
      The Suns have sent down Tyler Ennis for a D-League stint.

      Advice: Ennis is not part of the rotation in Phoenix, and he can remain on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:14 am
    • 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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