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  • DeMarre Carroll (neck) to play Friday
    DeMarre Carroll (neck) will play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: This is simply confirmation, as Carroll told the media earlier in the day that he planned to play. Prior to being injured on Wednesday, Carroll had been some of his best ball of the season, averaging 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 3-pointers per game over the Raps previous eight contests. Rotoworld.com 16 minutes ago
  • Melo could waive no trade in rebuild?
    If the Knicks wanted to rebuild, Carmelo Anthony would consider waiving his no-trade clause.

    Advice: "I have the power, but still I would talk to [the front office]," Anthony said. "We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it." All this said, he said his family loves it in New York and his son goes to school in NYC, so he may not waive it even if the Knicks rebuild. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Gary Harris listed as out for Saturday
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) is listed as out for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: That makes it three games for Harris, who was hurt on Monday. Harris is having a really rough season, but his owners should still try to hang in there. In the meantime, Will Barton is going to get some serious run as the starter with Jamal Murray backing him up. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable for Sat
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Back on Wednesday, he was listed as probable for Thursday, but he did not play in the loss to the Spurs. Gallinari was only ruled out about 30 minutes before the game started, so he was fairly close to playing. If he's out again, Juancho Hernangomez could get another start, but he would be a risky play with Wilson Chandler likely back. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:06 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not on the injury report
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It looks like Chandler only needed the one game for his personal reasons. With him back, he'll likely be getting a few minutes at the three to go with his heavy dose of minutes at the four. Juancho Hernangomez would be the most likely to lose minutes. Chandler should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:58 pm
  • Atkinson likes Rondae at the four
    Coach Kenny Atkinson said he thinks Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has helped the team and Hollis-Jefferson.

    Advice: "I think we envision him playing both positions," Atkinson said. "But we have been more skewed towards the four position and he’s adapted really well. A lot of second units now play small ball." With the Nets leading the NBA in pace and Caris LeVert pushing for minutes at the three, this move makes a lot of sense for Hollis-Jefferson. He still hasn't hit his peak yet, so he's more of a stash right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
  • Stein confirms report on P.J. Tucker
    ESPN's Marc Stein confirmed the Suns are looking for a first-round pick in a P.J. Tucker deal.

    Advice: This coincides with a local Arizona report, saying the Suns still have some interest in trying to resign Tucker. In a good portion of coach Earl Watson's post-game interviews, he talks about Tucker helping the team's identity, so the coach clearly likes having him around the young players. If Tucker is dealt, T.J. Warren would be a big winner while the Suns may get a look at Dragan Bender playing more three. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:14 pm
  • Arron Afflalo on the block?
    ESPN's Marc Stein reports Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore have "as the most likely Kings to be dealt."

    Advice: Stein adds that McLemore is "first and foremost" on the block, which was already reported to a lesser degree. The Kings are really in a tight spot because without Rudy Gay (Achilles) they're very unlikely to make the playoffs unless they unload future assets. Afflalo may actually be the starter with Gay out, but he has very little value right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:06 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) skipped the contact portion of the Lakers shootaround on Friday morning and is listed as questionable for for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Deng did not play Wednesday due to the wrist injury. Brandon Ingram started in his place and posted an impressive all-around game, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Ingram is an intriguing DFS play if Deng is ruled out on Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:59 am
  • DeMarre Carroll (neck) will play Friday
    DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) confirmed that he will play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Carroll took a knee to the head in Wednesday's game and was unable to return. His neck is a little stiff, but he avowed to suit up Friday night, reminding the Toronto media that he considered himself a "warrior." Carroll may be in line for extra minutes on Friday, assuming he can handle them, as both Patrick Patterson (knee) and Lucas Nogueira (concussion) are doubtful. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
  • Evan Fournier (heel) ruled out Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This news is certainly not surprising, as plugged-in, Magic beat writer Josh Robbins recently termed Fournier's return as "not imminent." Friday will be the fourth straight game Fournier has missed after aggravating a right-heel injury that also caused him to miss five games from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, Orlando will have to lean heavily on Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson to pick up the slack for Meeks and Fournier. D.J. Augustin will also likely see an uptick in minutes playing alongside Elfrid Payton in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:12 am
  • Evan Fournier (heel) unlikely to play Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) is unlikely to play Friday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: The Magic have yet to release their game notes for Friday's matchup with the Bucks, however, Fournier's return is "not imminent," according Josh Robbins. "It’s really, really frustrating," Fournier said. "I don’t sleep at night right now, and there’s nothing I can do. So my focus right now is on getting better because that’s the only thing I can control." With Jodie Meeks (thumb) expected to miss 4-6 weeks, Orlando is extremely shorthanded at shooting guard. Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson will see a major uptick in minutes until Fournier returns. D.J. Augustin will also see additional time playing off the ball. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:49 am
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out Friday
    Jeremy Lamb (inflamed metatarsal) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Lamb has missed due to the foot injury. We have yet to receive a formal indication from the team regarding when Lamb is expected to return to the lineup. Marco Belinelli played well of the Hornets bench on Wednesday, scoring 13 points (on 5-of-8 shooting) and grabbing five boards in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Brandon Ingram adding extra shooting sessions
    Brandon Ingram has added extra shooting sessions before practice and before games in an effort to improve his shooting stroke and offensive efficiency.

    Advice: "If you put in the work, your numbers will get better," coach Luke Walton said. "It’s that simple. He continues to put in the work." The work has already started to pay off. Over the first 37 games of his rookie season, Ingram averaged 7.4 points while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor and 24.1 percent from 3-point territory. Over his most recent nine game this month, Ingram is averaging 11.7 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 47.8 percent from downtown. As the Lakers slip further away from playoff contention in the second half of the season, it is likely L.A.'s prized rookie will see an increase in playing time and scoring opportunities. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • J.R. Smith not yet cleared to do cardio
    J.R. Smith hasn't done any cardio exercises since fracturing his thumb on Dec. 20, but hopes to receive clearance to begin working out at his doctor's appointment on Friday.

    Advice: Smith was given a timeline of 12-14 weeks, and he is just at the four-week mark, which means he is still a good two months away from returning to the court. "Right now it's just healing," Smith said. "I can't really do anything." Smith also stated he was happy the Cavs were able to improve their roster with the addition of Kyle Korver. However, with Korver now in the mix, Smith will see fewer minutes when he does return to action. Smith can be left on waiver wires in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:30 am
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  • Wes Johnson was reinstated from his suspension on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 am
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 27 points in win
    Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Thursday's 104-101 win against the Clippers.

    Advice: Wiggins has struggled this month, so watching him have a big night was refreshing. His lack of peripheral stats can be frustrating for fantasy owners, but on nights like tonight, his scoring makes up for it. He did grab a crucial rebound late in the game, which put him on the free throw line where he was able close the game out. Minnesota will face off against the Nuggets on Sunday, a team that Wiggins has scored 25 points against in each game this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Jamal Crawford struggles in Thursday's loss
    Jamal Crawford hit 3-of-14 shots for seven points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes on Thursday against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Crawford continues to struggle with his shot, sporting a .178 field goal percentage in his last five games and scoring fewer than 10 points in each contest during that stretch. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Crawford should see a boost in minutes. His shot will likely eventually start falling as he is a shooter and he is a borderline own with Paul out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Davis Bertans scores four points
    Davis Bertans scored four points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: When Bertans does get minutes, it's usually behind LaMarcus Aldridge. In this game, he only played next to LMA for four minutes and he actually played well overall today. Over the last 15 games, Aldridge has played only 3.9 percent of his minutes next to Bertans. He's only a pickup if you're desperate with Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee already picked up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • James Johnson struggles offensively vs. Mavs
    James Johnson scored five points with eight rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes on Thursday against the Mavs.

    Advice: Although he struggled in the scoring department, Johnson came through in a big way defensively for the Heat, holding Harrison Barnes to just one made field goal in the second half. Johnson continues to play big minutes for the Heat, averaging over 31 minutes per game in January. This was the first time he scored in single digits since Dec. 29 and he does a little bit of everything, making him a must-own player in all formats despite tonight's dud. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 34 points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points against the Wizards on Thursday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 25 points in the second quarter to set a Knicks franchise record for most points in a quarter. Anthony played more power forward in this game and he's looked a lot more comfortable in that role. Plus, the Knicks are more likely to stagger him from Kristaps Porzingis going forward. While Melo is playing better, his troublesome knee and shoulder will be black marks on his fantasy value. Keep him rolling, of course. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas scores six in 18 minutes
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored six points in a start against the Wizards on Thursday, adding one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

    Advice: It was a pretty big hit for Kuzminskas with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) coming off the bench. There is more talk of the Knicks playing KP at the five more, which would benefit Kuz the most. He's still only a deep-league guy, but throw him on your watch list. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scored 18 points in loss
    Wesley Matthews scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers in Thursday's 95-99 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He’s been shooting the ball well from beyond the arc with 15 3-pointers in his last four games. Matthews has now scored in double figures in four consecutive games, including three games with at least 18 points. Despite tying his career-low 38.8 field goal percent this season, his peripheral stats have been just fine. He has a tough matchup on Friday against the Jazz, but has scored in double-figures each time he has faced them this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores just two points
    P.J. Tucker scored two points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson always plays Tucker against top-notch wings, so that explains the playing time. As you can see with his stat line, he's not really doing much with his minutes. Tucker has actually been a ninth-round guy in his last 10, but a possible trade and a low upside makes him a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) ruled out vs. Spurs
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) has been ruled out to face the Spurs on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was probable on Wednesday, but was downgraded this morning to questionable. The Nuggets have continuously listed him as probable for several points this season and would play him, but they'll sit him against Kawhi Leonard. Hopefully, it's just a one-day thing for the oft-injured forward. Will Barton should get massive minutes tonight while Jamal Murray and Juan Hernangomez get some decent burn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets the AS start
    Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named as the starters for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team.

    Advice: Giannis clearly has earned his spot and the frontcourt is tough to argue against. On the other hand, Kyle Lowry is a massive snub. He's leading all East players in real plus minus, he's first among all NBA guards with at least seven starts for true shooting percentage and his assist:turnover ratio is better than the 10 starters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • Brandon Ingram not starting just yet
    Coach Luke Walton said he has no plans to start Brandon Ingram.

    Advice: Walton said the team has been doing some extra workouts with Ingram to help his shooting. In the last nine games, Ingram posted a 56.7 effective field goal percentage on jumpers. That's a massive boost from the 30.9 eFG% in his NBA career before that stretch. He's trending up, but he's still only a stash. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Gallinari (ankle) downgraded to questionable
    Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) has been downgraded to questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was listed as probable on Wednesday, so this is a concern. However, a conflicting report from Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post said Gallinari is a "go." The forward has been on the injury report in his previous three games, but played 30, 40 and 39 minutes in those three contests. If he's unable to play, rookie Juan Hernangomez could see a sizable bump in minutes. Will Barton should also be a workhorse on the wings. Hopefully we'll have more clarity soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 am
  • Wilson Chandler, Gary Harris out Thursday
    Wilson Chandler (personal) and Gary Harris (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Chandler was listed as out, but now we have official confirmation. This is a tough blow for the Nuggets because Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was just downgraded to questionable. The Nuggets play two more times this week on Saturday and Sunday, so Chandler's owners should sit tight for now. Will Barton looks like a great DFS play and we could see more of rookie Juan Hernangomez. Chandler's absence also raises Kenneth Faried's floor, especially with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • P.J. Tucker drawing interest around the NBA
    P.J. Tucker is reportedly drawing interest from around the league.

    Advice: Tucker is on the final year of an affordable deal, as he's on the books for just $5.3 million. With the Suns rebuilding, it's no secret that they will listen to offers for their defensive stopper. According to this report, the Clippers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Hawks all have interest in Tucker, but Suns GM Ryan McDonough said earlier in the week that he doesn't like taking back late-round picks in deals which could complicate things in trade talks. If the Suns can find a new home for Tucker, T.J. Warren will get a bump and Dragan Bender will have a larger role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 am
  • Arron Afflalo gets the start on Wednesday
    Arron Afflalo made a start against the Pacers on Wednesday with 11 points, one rebound, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He could be a bigger part of the rotation again with Rudy Gay (Achilles) likely out for the season. Although, Afflalo was a DNP-CD at times even when Gay missed games last month. His upside is really low anyway, so he's more of a deep-league pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:23 pm
  • Reggie Bullock thrives Wed as fill-in starter
    Reggie Bullock made another fill-in start on Wednesday, notching a season-high 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Bullock played 36 minutes tonight, and he should continue to start until Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) gets back on the court. That could be as soon as Saturday's home game vs. the Wizards, however, so there's no real incentive to pick up Bullock in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. gets 10 pts w/ nothing else
    Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench on Wednesday with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, two 3-pointers, one rebound, and no other stats in 19 minutes of action.

    Advice: He started for the Hawks on Monday, but that was only because Dwight Howard was being rested. THJ has been great this month, averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 triples on 54.2 percent shooting. He's worth deploying until he cools off, but be aware that he offers little beyond the scoring stats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:06 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 32 points in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 111-92 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was the only player in this game to get double-digit boards and some of that was due to him playing center. This was his eighth 30-point game on the season and 17th double-double. His scoring efficiency is truly elite over his last 14, posting a 64.4 true shooting percentage on a 29.9 usage rate. Now that he has his jumper working, Giannis is one of the most unstoppable scorers in the NBA at age 22. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 13 points on 14 shots
    Carmelo Anthony needed 14 shot attempts to score 13 points on Wednesday, making five field goals with four boards and three assists in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Melo's shot selection was poor tonight and he failed to take advantage of some switches with smaller defenders, which is unusual. He added three 3-pointers with one block and just one turnover, so it wasn't a total loss for fantasy purposes, and the Knicks ran away with a 117-106 victory despite Anthony's struggles. Go figure. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:29 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas scores 17 points
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas thrived in 29 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-12 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, with two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: The 27-year-old rookie's skills were on full display tonight, and he helped the struggling Knicks earn a much-needed win in Boston. Jeff Hornacek suggested that he'll use Kristaps Porzingis at center once he's healthy, with Carmelo Anthony at power forward, so keep in mind that Kuzminskas will likely be inconsistent once KP and Lance Thomas (face) get back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • Arron Afflalo starts, Garrett Temple to bench
    Arron Afflalo will start and Garrett Temple will move to the bench on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: It makes sense because the Kings need Temple to be the backup point guard. Temple's value is fine off the bench while Afflalo can stay on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) will not return
    DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) will not return to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Carroll took a knee to the head while falling and the good news is that there's no mention of a concussion -- tests came back negative and it's being described as something similar to whiplash. Terrence Ross should gain the most if Carroll is forced to miss any games, with Norman Powell also stepping into a bigger role. The Raptors next game is Friday in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll goes to the locker room
    DeMarre Carroll went to the locker room in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was falling to the ground and Pascal Siakam's knee caught him as he was falling. Carroll was down for about two minutes and he needed some help off the court, so he may be dealing with a concussion. If he's out, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell would benefit. Ross is the better speculative add because he's played better late;y. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:46 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Weds
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hawks will roll out a starting five featuring Dennis Schroder, Thabo Sefolosha, Kent Bazemore, Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard (rest), but Hardaway should still be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s regardless of how he enters the game. He's been averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 triples per contest through the month of January, so he's worth owning while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:47 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to return from a heel injury last week and apparently it's caused additional problems to his foot due to compensation. Fournier's owners obviously have to stash him. Jodie Meeks should play minutes around 30 while Elfrid Payton has also been terrific without Fournier lately. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • Gary Harris will not play on Thursday
    Gary Harris (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup. Harris is having a tough go this year, suffering injuries to his groin, foot and now this ankle sprain. With him out, Will Barton is a must-start player in season long and is probably worth using in DFS. Jamal Murray also benefits. Harris should still probably remain owned in standard leagues despite all these injuries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:25 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari probable to play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) is probable to play on Thursday against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This is fairly routine for the Nuggets with Gallo also on the injury report on Tuesday. He played 39 minutes and scored 14 points, so he's fairly close to healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Being listed as out isn't the same thing as being out, so hopefully we get another update on Thursday before the road game. Kenneth Faried has played really well in the first unit, which has cost Chandler some playing time. He's still worth owning, though. If he is indeed out, Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez could play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He also did not practice on Wednesday. Deng was called out indefinitely on Tuesday, so he's likely not going to play with a sprained shooting wrist. Even when he's back, the Lakers seem to be shifting to their younger players. If he's out, Brandon Ingram should continue to start and get heavy minutes, making him a target in standard leagues. The guards also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:06 pm
  • Reggie Bullock will start Wednesday vs. ATL
    Reggie Bullock will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: Bullock logged 29 minutes in a start on Sunday, but only managed to tally four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal. Yes, he's starting, but that doesn't make him a viable target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:21 am
  • Brandon Ingram stuffs the stat sheet in loss
    Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits game-winner, plays D
    Wesley Matthews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just under 12 seconds remaining in Tuesday's tough, 99-98 win over the Bulls, and also played tough defense all night on Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

    Advice: While it may seem strange to praise Matthews' defense on a guy who just missed a triple-double with 24 points, nine boards and 12 assists (Butler), the two players had a running dialogue all night and Matthews had the last laugh when he knocked the ball away from Butler with the game on the line. Matthews finished with just 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers, but was much better in real life than fantasy tonight. And the Mavericks have quietly won three straight games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • James Johnson fills stat sheet again for Heat
    James Johnson hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He didn't have a block and committed five turnovers, but he's basically putting up some variation of this line, minus the TOs, every night. He's a must-own player for the time being. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scores 14 points
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 14 points, but he played 26 minutes this time compared to 17 on Sunday. He also added eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in one of his better games of the season. A recent report by Zack Lowe of ESPN indicated that the Nets are "willing" to listen to offers for the second-year wing, but he's one of the few building blocks on the roster and a move away from Brooklyn would likely be a bad thing for his value -- he has a great path to extended minutes on the Nets. To be clear, a trade seems very unlikely and RHJ looks like a nice stash for the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:18 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) ruled out indefinitely
    Luol Deng will not play on Tuesday due to a sprained right wrist and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: This came out of nowhere, but he apparently suffered the injury two days ago and he was sporting a huge wrap on his wrist prior to being ruled out. Look for Brandon Ingram to get some extra run in his absence, while Thomas Robinson could also see a small boost. Deng has a history of wrist problems so it will be interesting to see how long this one keeps him out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:27 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) out for Nuggets
    As expected, Gary Harris will not play for the Nuggets on Tuesday due to a sprained right ankle.

    Advice: Will Barton (flu) is available and it would be surprising if both he and Jameer Nelson don't make some noise tonight in Harris' absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:19 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton will play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players were listed as probable, but they are ready to roll in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Get them active and check back after the game for an update. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:18 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 pm
  • Fournier, Biyombo questionable for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:26 pm
  • Report: Anthony, Jackson discuss future in NY
    Phil Jackson reportedly met with Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday to ask him if he wants to remain in New York.

    Advice: A source of Ramona Shelburne described the meeting as "far more contentious" than previous sit downs, and it looks like things in New York are reaching a boiling point with the Knicks falling out of the playoff hunt, and a Jackson confidant Charley Rosen recently publishing an extremely negative piece on Melo stating he's "outlived his usefulness in New York." Time and again Melo has stated that his desire is to remain with the Knicks and that he's not interested in waiving his no-trade clause, and neither of those sentiments changed during Tuesday's meeting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:40 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Wednesday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Lamb's third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Lamb typically isn't a major part of the rotation while the team is at full strength, so there aren't any major fantasy implications here. Marco Belinelli will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:20 pm
  • Gallinari (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gallinari has been battling a nagging ankle injury for over a week now, but it has not limited his playing time. In fact, Gallo played a game-high 40 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Don't hesitate to insert Gallinari in your starting lineup as usual. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:04 am
  • Gary Harris (ankle): X-rays are negative
    X-rays on Gary Harris' sprained right ankle came back negative, but Harris is not expected to be available on Tuesday when the Nuggets play the L.A. Lakers.

    Advice: Harris has played just 17 of the Nuggets 38 games this season due to a variety of groin and foot injuries, and it appears he will miss at least one more due to this ankle sprain. The good news is that this injury seems relatively minor. "I don’t think this is nearly as serious or severe as the previous injury," coach Mike Malone said. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton will likely see a boost if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:44 am
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  • Evan Fournier returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • P.J. Tucker hauls in season-high 13 boards
    P.J. Tucker tied his season high with 13 rebounds and added eight points and two steals in 27 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Tucker is averaging just 6.2 points over his last five games, but also 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 29 minutes a game. He doesn't hit threes, hand out assists or block shots, and with his shaky field goal percentage and lack of scoring, is a borderline player to target in fantasy leagues. Chances are you can do better off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:55 pm
  • Wes Johnson (personal) ruled out Monday
    Wes Johnson (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson is only averaging 13.8 minutes over his last five games, so this won't have many fantasy implications. Alan Anderson could pick up a few extra minutes in his absence, but shouldn't be trusted in any format. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:37 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) doubtful Tuesday vs. LAL
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "It is the same leg that his foot injury was on but this is separate," said head coach Mike Malone. "It is an ankle thing and he is doubtful for [Tuesday's game against the Lakers]." With Harris on the sidelines, Jameer Nelson could enter the starting lineup and Will Barton will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Jamal Murray could also get into the rotation, although he only managed to get on the court for five minutes on Monday despite the game being a blowout. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:41 pm
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  • Giannis fouls out in loss, scores 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points in Monday's loss to the 76ers, but fouled out in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak hit 10-of-19 shots from the field and 3-of-5 from the line, adding six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals. Giannis (28.34 PER) moved past Kawhi Leonard (28.13) for third place in player efficiency rating Monday, and he now only trails Anthony Davis (28.45) and Russell Westbrook (29.92). His owners will get to deploy him three more times this week against the Rockets, Magic and Heat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:39 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) will not return Monday
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Ugh. Harris just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as he's had some major issues with his right leg. He's now missed time with a groin and foot injury (both to his right leg), and it's looking like this new ankle injury could again force him to the sidelines for at least a few games. Will Barton and Jamal Murray will benefit sans Harris, with Barton offering a bit more upside. The only positive here is that X-rays came back negative, but we should get a rough timetable after he undergoes an MRI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:45 pm
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  • Gary Harris (groin) headed to the locker room
    Gary Harris (right groin) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Harris appeared to tweak his groin on a drive to the hoop, and after being evaluated on the bench, the Nuggets trainers decided to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. It's worth noting that he was walking with a noticeable limp, which isn't the greatest sign. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:26 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will start on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will start Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He's been playing through the sore ankle over the past few games, and his production has been fine, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for a matchup against the third-worst team in the league at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
  • Harris, Gallinari starting Monday vs. Magic
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:26 pm
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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 20 points vs. NY
    Tim Hardaway scored 20 points in a start against the Knicks on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? Hardaway Jr.'s team got a big win at MSG to make them 9-1 in their last 10. Even though he may not start going forward, Hardaway Jr. has been terrific since the Kyle Korver trade. While he may be traded as a restricted free agent this summer, he has to be owned in standard leagues with his recent play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:22 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points against the Hawks on Monday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks weren't used to playing Melo strictly at the four. As you might expect, Melo has seen a 5.6 usage rate bump without Kristaps Porzingis next to him. On the lighter side, Melo called Ron Baker "Burgundy" in a halftime interview (video in link below), which has been a nickname for Baker since training camp. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas scores 14 points
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 14 points in his first NBA start against the Hawks on Monday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He had a bad laceration on his right cheek due to Kent Bazemore's hand catching him in the face, but Kuz returned and looked great. Obviously he started this game because Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) did not play, but the Knicks are hopeful he can return for Wednesday against Boston. Kuzminskas a.k.a. Cheese is worth a look in deeper leagues until KP can make his return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:56 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out Monday vs. Denver
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:47 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas probable to return
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas (lacerated right cheek) is probable to return.

    Advice: Kent Bazemore made a kick-out pass and the follow through from his hand caught Kuzminsaks near the right eye, which opened up a cut, and he's now getting patched up in the locker room. It sounds like he'll get back out there, and we'll let you know how he finishes after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:32 am
  • Revenge: Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. NYK
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Revenge game! Dwight Howard is resting, so the Hawks are going to go small with Paul Millsap at center. THJ was already trending up before this news with averages of 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 3.0 triples per game in January, so give him a look if those numbers mesh well with your fantasy team. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:50 am
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas will start Monday
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas will start on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) is now out indefinitely and Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will miss his third game in a row, so there are a lot of minutes up for grabs in New York. Kuzminskas has played extended minutes in his previous two games with averages of 14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal and 1.5 triples, so deep-league owners can give him a look if he plays well against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 am
  • Luol Deng plays team-high 36 minutes
    Luol Deng returned from a rest day on Sunday with two points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, making 1-of-6 shots in a team-high 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Deng has had some nice stretches for the Lakers this year, but his rest-of-season outlook is shaky at best. As a 13-year veteran on a team that should increasingly emphasize player development down the stretch, Deng is a borderline cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:37 pm
  • Reggie Bullock quiet as fill-in starter
    Reggie Bullock started for the short-handed Pistons on Sunday, but he committed five fouls in 29 minutes to finish with four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) and Jon Leuer (knee) were both out tonight, and the Pistons didn't want to go big with Aron Baynes in a matchup vs. the Lakers. Bullock's playing time was robust, considering his foul trouble, and he's just a short-term option in deeper leagues while KCP is out of commission. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:35 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dissatisfied w/ Knicks' brass
    Carmelo Anthony said on Sunday that if the Knicks' front office doesn't want him, "that’s a conversation we should have."

    Advice: His comments came in reaction to a polemical story from one of team president Phil Jackson's confidantes, Charley Rose, who opined that Anthony "has outlived his usefulness in New York." Melo seems to have inferred that Rose's column represents the view of the Knicks' front office, but he also said that he won't waive his rare no-trade clause. With the Knicks fading from the playoff picture, Melo's evident dissatisfaction with the team's leadership will make him a fixture in the rumor-mill. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:49 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson plays well vs Houston
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 14 points (5-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) during Sunday's home loss to the Rockets, adding seven boards, three steals and two assists.

    Advice: RHJ also committed five turnovers and he played just 17 minutes in the blowout loss, but at least he was active while on the court tonight. He's an interesting rest-of-season target, since the Nets are likely to emphasize the development of their young guys, but most owners should wait before stashing him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:25 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets 33/87/6 w/ extras
    Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 40 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-22 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but it wasn't enough to beat the Hawks in Atlanta tonight. The Bucks' defense was their undoing, as they allowed the Hawks to score 111 points on 52.5 percent shooting (13-of-26 from downtown), and they'll need to tighten up during Monday's matinee vs. the Sixers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:48 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas ineffective in 23 mins
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas didn't do much in his 23 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting to go with two boards, one assist, one 3-pointer and two turnovers.

    Advice: This was disappointing following Thursday's 19-point outburst, particularly with Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) leaving the game after just two minutes of action. Kuzminskas may be able to see some increased opportunity with Thomas set spend some time on the shelf and Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) uncertain for Monday, but he's been too inconsistent to warrant a pickup in most season-long settings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:28 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 18 points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting during Sunday's 116-101 loss to the Raptors, to go with three 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Melo's low minute total can be attributed to the blowout nature of the game, but his owners can expect a bounce-back performance Monday vs. the Hawks. For what it's worth, Anthony is reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated as the losses pile up in New York, and he may consider waiving his no-trade clause if the Knicks can strike a deal with the Clippers or Cavs. A move away from New York would likely hurt Melo's value, but nothing is imminent at the moment. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:07 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores 19 points w/ 4 triples
    Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 win over the Wolves, adding four 3-pointers, seven boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Matthews has been connecting on a career-low 38.6 percent of his attempts this season, but aside from the shooting he's been solid with averages of 15.1 points, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.9 triples and just 1.4 turnovers per game, which has him sitting on an eighth-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:36 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) probable for Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Gallinari has been dealing with some ankle soreness over the past few games, but the issue hasn't actually forced him to miss any time, so he should be fine for Monday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari probable for Monday
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Harris got back to the court following a one-game stint on the sidelines on Thursday, and Gallinari has been playing through his ankle soreness, so both these guys should be in uniform on Monday night. Check back for official confirmation following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:59 am
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  • Reggie Bullock will start Sunday vs. Lakers
    Reggie Bullock will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: This likely means that Aron Baynes is headed back to the bench. Bullock is a solid defender, but a pretty low usage rate guy, so he's not all that attractive of an option despite the increased opportunity as a starter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:39 am
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. The Hornets are ruling him out a full 24 hours before tip-off, an indication that he could miss additional time. Luckily for the Hornets, Nicolas Batum looked healthy in 32 minutes of action on Friday. Marco Belinelli could pick up a few extra minutes with Lamb out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:36 am
  • Evan Fournier doesn't have a timetable
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:24 am
  • Report: Carmelo won't request a trade
    According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Carmelo Anthony went on a tirade in the locker room after Wednesday's loss to Philly.

    Advice: While Anthony has never considered requesting a trade according to this report, one of Anthony's associates said "that was as down as I've ever seen him after a game." Given Anthony's salary, trading him would be complicated and he also has a no-trade clause, meaning he would have to agree to a move. However, Anthony is becoming "increasingly frustrated" with losing and it's no secret that he doesn't have the greatest relationship with Phil Jackson. Anthony did respond to Wednesday's loss with a 23-point effort in a win over the Bulls on Thursday, but the Knicks will need even more from him on Sunday vs. Toronto. For now, a trade isn't imminent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:38 am
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with five rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He did get the business from Kawhi Leonard for most of this game, but Tucker came up big late to get the big win. He'll have some low-end value while the Suns are technically in playoff contention, but he's only a guy on deep-league radars. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 pm
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:42 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) could miss road trip
    Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

    Advice: On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:09 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) out, Jodie Meeks starts
    Evan Fournier (foot) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday and Jodie Meeks will start in his place.

    Advice: Fournier is still battling through his heel injury from earlier this month and he just hasn't been right. The Magic are wisely going to rest him up to get him right, and hopefully he should be OK for Monday against the Nuggets. Meeks is worth a look as insurance in deep leagues while Mario Hezonja is on the radar in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram plays really well in loss
    Brandon Ingram scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: With Luol Deng resting, Ingram started the second half. He's playing a lot better and it has a lot to do with his shot selection. Ingram is open more on his jumper lately and he's also been very good close to the basket, making 64.0 percent on his shots within eight feet in his previous 10 -- that accounts for 38 percent of his total. Ingram is trending up, but his standalone value isn't that great right now. He should have solid value in about a month and is worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts 3Q over Lou
    Brandon Ingram started the third quarter over Lou Williams on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers were torched in the first half and were down 19 at half, so that's likely the reasoning here. There's no reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:55 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) questionable vs. Jazz
    Evan Fournier (sore right foot) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He really doesn't look right since returning from his heel injury. In those five games, Fournier averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys on 36.1 percent from the field. On a back-to-back set, it makes a lot of sense to just rest him before a revenge game in Denver on Monday. If he is out, Jodie Meeks would be thrust into the starting lineup while Mario Hezonja could add to his renewed role in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
  • Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday
    Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's just rest for the veteran on the front end of a back-to-back set. Deng has been consistently getting around 30 minutes before the Lakers were blown out on Thursday, but he'll likely see fewer minutes as the season goes on. He's still worth owning. For today, Brandon Ingram should be sliding into the first unit while there are more three-guard lineups today -- the Clippers should also go small a ton. Julius Randle also gets a slight bump today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • Melo may consider a trade to Clippers or Cavs
    Saturday's New York Post references a report that Carmelo Anthony might consider waiving his no-trade clause if he were to be traded to the Clippers or the Cavs.

    Advice: Per the Post: "Charley Rosen, one of Jackson’s longtime friends, wrote in a Thursday column on Fanrag.com, in an unsourced piece: 'It’s understood that [Anthony would] only accept being dealt to the Cavaliers or the Clippers' and possibly could be sold on the Lakers." However, the Post also recognizes the fact that due to his trade-kicker and preference for New York, it is very unlikely Melo gets dealt this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:27 am
  • Reggie Bullock returns from 25-game absence
    Reggie Bullock returned from a 25-game absence on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the game was a blowout, but it was still a surprise to see Bullock log a season-high 26 minutes right out of the gate. Coach Stan Van Gundy loves him and the Pistons don't have great depth, so maybe he earns some minutes going forward. Most fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 23 points
    Tim Hardway Jr. scored 23 points with two rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: We have a four-game sample on Hardaway post-Kyle Korver and it's going well. In those four, he averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 treys. That's good enough to make him a top-50 player in that span. Yeah, he won't be this good, but he has to be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 pm
  • Carroll posts first double-double as Raptor
    DeMarre Carroll had his first double-double as a Raptor on Friday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Nets.

    Advice: It's taken a very long time for the Raptors to see some dividends on their four-year, $60 million deal from the summer of 2015. Well, it's happening over their last three, averaging 18.3 points, 7.7 boards, 0.7 steals and 4.0 treys. Carroll has to be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:26 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 19 w/ 6 dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) looked much better in Friday's 116-108 win over the Heat, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: After failing to score in nine minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, Antetokounmpo had a few days to recover for this one and didn't look limited at all. He logged 36 minutes and added eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block, finishing 3-of-4 from the line. The Bucks deployed him at center tonight when the Heat went small, but his owners already know by now that he's matchup proof. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • James Johnson hands out 12 assists in loss
    James Johnson double-doubled with 10 points and 12 assists in Friday's loss vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: You read that right. The 12 assists were obviously a career-high, beating his previous mark of eight set back in 2014. Johnson played some more center tonight with Willie Reed out and logged 38 minutes, shooting 4-of-7 from the field with two rebounds, two blocks and a triple. He's a workhorse for coach Erik Spoelstra and could be a beast the rest of the way if the Heat don't add any forwards at the before the trade deadline. He's a must-own player for his ability to stuff the stat sheet in multiple categories. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 'full go' Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) is a "full go" on Friday vs. the Heat according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that he was playing, but it doesn't hurt to get confirmation a second time especially when you play for the Bucks. Hopefully Giannis feels better tonight after a scoreless dud on Tuesday. Make sure he's active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:12 pm
  • Reggie Bullock unlikely to play
    Reggie Bullock (personal) is unlikely to play on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is back with the team and there is a chance he plays. If he doesn't, Stanley Johnson would be looking at big minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Clippers want Jamal Crawford to keep shooting
    Jamal Crawford's teammates and coaches are encouraging him to shoot his way out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Over the Clippers last eight games, Crawford (the reigning Sixth Man of the Year) is averaging just 9.0 points, while shooting a frigid 28.9 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from 3-point territory. "All my teammates are saying, ‘Be more aggressive.’ Doc’s saying, ‘Stop thinking. Just play,’" said Crawford. He's been a natural-born scorer his whole life, so it is safe to assume Jamal will snap out of slump sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:44 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points on 13 FGAs
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire early in a 134-94 win over the Lakers on Thursday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and no turnovers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: His 24 points in the first half was a career high and he also made 8-of-9 from the line for some magnificent efficiency. Leonard became the only player to score at least 30 points in fewer than 29 minutes in multiple games this season -- he scored 30 in 27 minutes on Dec. 10. His offense may have caught up to his defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:04 pm
  • Luol Deng scores just three
    Luol Deng scored three points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes during a 134-94 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This game should basically be thrown out for everyone except Julius Randle. Deng almost certainly has seen his peak pass this season, but he has played 30.3 minutes per game in his previous three games, so his fantasy value is still alive and well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores team-high 23 points
    Carmelo Anthony hit 10-of-19 shots for 23 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on Thursday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Melo continues to have a solid month, averaging 33.4 minutes, 23 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game in January. If Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) misses any more time, Anthony will get a bump in usage. His next game is against the Raptors, a team he scored 31 points against earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores nine in 32 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: The sprained wrist injury clearly didn't affect his playing time -- it is to his non-shooting wrist. Ingram said he was only dealing with some discomfort and didn't even notice the injury the day of on Wednesday, so he should be fine going forward. The more the Lakers lose, the better Ingram's fantasy value will be. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas scores career-high 19pts
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored a career-high 19 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday’s 104-89 victory over the Bulls.

    Advice: With Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) sidelined, Kuzminskas played a career-high 30 minutes and was efficient. This is the same injury that kept Porzingis out of three games in December, so Kuzminskas could see some extra run if Porzingis misses any more time. If that is the case, he can be considered an enticing DFS option at a very cheap price. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:38 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson moves to the bench
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson moved back to the bench against the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring four points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes haven't been there for RHJ. He's been squeezed out a bit for small forward minutes, but coach Kenny Atkinson has used him more at the four. Hollis-Jefferson will likely get minutes later in the season, so he's more of a stash right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:12 pm
  • Reggie Bullock expected back w/ team
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock (personal) will rejoin the Pistons on Friday in Salt Lake City.

    Advice: Bullock who has missed the last 25 games with a torn meniscus, was attending a family matter and is expected to be back with the team on Friday. He can be left on waivers, as he will likely not have a big role in the Pistons rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:30 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will play on Thursday night
    Brandon Ingram (wrist) will play on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: X-rays were negative on Ingram's left wrist. He didn't realize he hurt it on Wednesday and had a precautionary X-ray after dealing with some soreness today. Expect Ingram to play minutes in the uppers 20s. He is more of a stash in standard leagues, but he is playing a lot better lately. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 pm
  • Brandon Ingram sprains wrist, getting X-ray
    Brandon Ingram sprained his left wrist at practice on Wednesday and will be getting X-rays.

    Advice: He certainly has a chance to miss tonight's game against the Spurs. We don't have many details now, but the Lakers are usually terrific with sharing news on their injured players. If he's out, we should see more three-guard lineups and Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:21 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 18 in 30 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field, didn't go to the line and only turned it over once, so scoring 18 on just 12 possessions is very impressive. Not going to the line today has been a recent trend with each of his last five games all being below his season average of 6.0 attempts per game. Gallinari could be on the trade block and finds himself in a good spot with the Nuggets, so he can be considered a sell-high player. He was questionable with ankle soreness today, but obviously it didn't bother him -- he even dunked an alley-oop today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 21 in 32 minutes
    Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He likes playing overseas and tore it up in China during the NBA lockout season. After a sub-par finish to his 2016, Chandler is rolling in 2017 with averages of 17.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. He is a bit of a sell-high player due to trade rumors and being injury prone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Gary Harris picks up where he left off
    Gary Harris (groin) returned to action on Thursday with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is a very Harris-like line with a little bit of everything in efficient fashion, making 6-of-11 from the field and all three free throws. Harris did miss his last game due to a groin strain, which is what cost him the first four games of the regular season and most of the preseason. Harris won't light up the box score, but he's safe enough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:40 pm
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  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Friday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Friday against the 76ers

    Advice: The team is calling it metatarsal inflammation. Lamb hasn't had any noteworthy foot issues since 2014, so this is likely a new issue for him. With him out, Marco Belinelli will be the primary wing backup and should get minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look if you need a short-term scoring boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:50 pm
  • Mudiay, Harris, Gallo, Chandler & Jokic start
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinaro, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets go back to their usual starting lineup with most of their depth set for this one -- Darrell Arthur (leg) is out. Chandler should be looking at minutes in the low 30s, assuming his illness doesn't limit him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:59 am
  • Wilson Chandler will play in London
    Wilson Chandler (illness) will play in London against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He popped up on the injury report earlier today and it sounds like he's good to go. He'll obviously be a risky DFS play because he may not be able to finish the game. With Darrell Arthur (leg) out, Chandler has a good chance to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:39 am
  • Danilo Gallinari will play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He ia only dealing with ankle soreness and is off for the rest of the week, so Gallinari shouldn't be limited as long as there isn't a set back. Coach Mike Malone continues to play Gallo a ton with 35 minutes coming on Saturday. He's a sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Giannis (illness) will play on Friday vs. MIA
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He returned to full practice on Thursday and appeared to be over his illness. The Greek Freak only managed to play nine scoreless minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday and clearly didn't look right physically, but his fantasy owners can feel much more confident about him on Friday. Michael Beasley loses the most value with this report despite a monster 28-point game vs. the Spurs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:19 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: It feels like half the NBA is dealing with an illness right now including a few players on the Nuggets. We've seen studs like Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo post duds while playing through an illness, so Chandler will be very risky in DFS if he suits up. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was originally questionable, but he's now expected to play and should benefit if Chandler sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 am
  • Austin Rivers returns in 33 mins Wednesday
    Austin Rivers (illness) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rivers moved back into the starting five alongside Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan, as the Clippers continue to go small in the absence of Blake Griffin (knee). He's worth a glance if you need points, 3-pointers and a dash of assists, but he's not a well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:30 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 28, MIN gets win streak
    Andrew Wiggins helped the Wolves earn their second win streak of the season on Wednesday, scoring 28 points (11-of-20 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with two 3-pointers, four boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Wiggins' lack of supporting stats draws a lot of attention for fantasy purposes, so it was nice to see him scoring efficiently while chipping in elsewhere. The Wolves are fourth in the league in total rebound rate, at 51.8, and they crushed the Rockets on the glass tonight with a 49-32 advantage, helping to seal the win. They can establish a season-best three-game streak by defeating the visiting Thunder on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas (illness) plays 10 mins
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas (illness) went scoreless in 10 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 27-year-old rookie contributed one assist, one steal and two turnovers in limited action. He's shown flashes of intriguing upside, but isn't a fantasy option while the Knicks' frontcourt is healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Austin Rivers (illness) will start vs. Magic
    Austin Rivers (illness) will start against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: His dad is also well enough to coach tonight. Rivers absolutely went off against the Magic in their last game on Dec. 14 with 25 points, so maybe he can have another big outing. Because he's playing well these days, Rivers is worth a look in standard leagues while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Mindaugas Kuzminskas (illness) probable Weds
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas (illness) is feeling better and head coach Jeff Hornacek expects him to be fine for the Knicks' matchup with the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kuzminskas has played well in limited minutes as of late, but not well enough to be worthy of a roster spot in most leagues. As long as Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are healthy, Kuzminskas can safely remain on the waiver wire just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:49 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 11, hits two treys
    Brandon Ingram scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The rookie added four rebounds, two assists, one block and two triples in 26 minutes. Luol Deng was the only starter with double-digit points, so Ingram didn't get as much burn this time. With that said, He's now scored an average of 14.0 points over his last four games with a combined six 3-pointers, so he's slowly graduating from a stash to a standard-league asset. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Davis Bertans scores 11 w/ three triples
    Davis Bertans scored 11 points with three triples in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: David Lee (knee) returned to action tonight, but Bertans remained in the rotation because LaMarcus Aldridge was out with an illness. Bertans added two assists and one block in 19 minutes, and he was coming off a monster 21-point performance on Saturday with four triples. The Spurs may have found another gem, but he's unlikely to be a factor when the Spurs are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 30 w/ 3 steals, 3 blocks
    Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) didn't play, so it's not a surprise that The Claw went off because his usage rate rises from 28.4 to 33.9 with Aldridge off the court. Leonard added seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, three blocks and two triples, hitting 8-of-10 free throws in 36 minutes. He should torch the Lakers on Thursday with or without Aldridge. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:20 pm
  • Giannis (illness) goes scoreless in 9 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) failed to score in 9 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday with two rebounds, two assists and a block.

    Advice: He tried to give it a go, but coach Jason Kidd warned us before the game that he would pull him if he wasn't feeling up to it. The Greek Freak didn't look right and had a towel over his head on the bench, but he deserves a lot of credit for being out there with his teammates. He now gets a few days to rest before Friday's game vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 11 in loss to Rockets
    Jeremy Lamb started again for Nicolas Batum (knee) on Tuesday and had 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He hit just 4-of-12 shots, but is worth a long look with Batum iffy going forward. Lamb is averaging 12 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his two recent starts, but has hit just 8-of-24 shots in them. He's more of a player to target in DFS, assuming that Batum will be back sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:54 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scores 10 points
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson started on Tuesday vs. the Hawks and scored 10 points on 2-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: RHJ drew the start in place of Trevor Booker (hip), but Booker said after the game that he's expecting to play on Thursday. Hollis-Jefferson was able to grab seven rebounds with one assist and hit all six of his free throws, but didn't really make the most of his opportunity in this one. He only averages 20.1 minutes per game as a reserve, so he's hard to trust in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: He was considered a game-time call after missing Sunday's game, causing some owners to panic because he was downgraded from probable to questionable earlier in the day. While season-long owners can activate him in lineups, he's a little risky in DFS because of the illness. Kidd confirmed that Giannis is still under the weather, but added that he doesn't have any restrictions. However, Kidd wouldn't rule out pulling him out of the game if he doesn't look great. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:12 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will start on Tuesday
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Trevor Booker (hip) is out tonight, which is what prompted the change, and it'll be interesting to see how RHJ fares in his return to the starting lineup. Isaiah Whitehead, Joe Harris, Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez will join him in the starting five for tonight's game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • Report: Hawks shopping Tim Hardaway Jr.
    The Hawks are reportedly shopping Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. can reportedly be had for just some second-round picks, so Atlanta should be able to strike a deal with someone. The Hawks are reportedly going with the trade route because they don't want to pay Hardaway Jr. as a restricted free agent this offseason, but they also don't want to lose him for nothing. If the Hawks are serious about getting Hardaway Jr. off the books, it would make sense to start showcasing him with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Kuzminskas (illness) practices on Tuesday
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas (illness) practiced with the team on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kuzminskas missed Monday's game vs. the Pelicans, but appears to be on track to return Wednesday in Philadelphia. Kuz has been playing his best ball of the season recently, averaging 11.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers in 15.7 minutes over the last five games he has appeared in. Still, with Melo playing the majority of minutes at small forward, it will be difficult to rely on Kuz consistently in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Rivers (illness) probable for Wednesday
    Austin Rivers (illness) returned to practiced with the team on Tuesday and appears probable for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Rivers missed Sunday's game vs. Miami due to the flu bug that has rampaged the NBA. In his previous four games, Rivers was averaging 18.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 37.9 minutes. However, with Chris Paul back in the mix, Rivers will not see the same amount of extended playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 am
  • Antetokounmpo (illness) a GTD on Tuesday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) missed shootaround and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game in San Antonio, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo missed his first game of the season on Sunday but was previously listed as probable heading into Tuesday. Unfortunately, we likely won't have official word from the Bucks until right before tip-off. Mirza Teletovic started in place of Giannis on Sunday but scored just five points in 30 minutes. Michael Beasley scored 18 points in 16 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:41 am
  • DeMarre Carroll finally feeling healthy
    Nearly a year after knee surgery, DeMarre Carroll has had his minutes restriction lifted and is getting closer to full health.

    Advice: "Yeah, I think it’s finally — it’s been an up and down thing, but now, I can tell just by my defence, being able to slide my feet better, that I’m there," said Carroll. After averaging 22.4 minutes from early December through early January, DeMarre is averaging 38.0 minutes over Toronto's last three contests. He's also averaging 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 three-pointers over this recent stretch. He worth claiming off waivers if you have room on your roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:12 am
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