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  • Al-Farouq Aminu will play slightly more Weds
    Terry Stotts said that Al-Farouq Aminu's minutes could increase during Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks, but not by much.

    Advice: Aminu logged 17 minutes in his return from the calf injury on Monday, so he'll likely be looking at around 20 minutes tonight. He's still going to come off the bench, and is shooting just 27.7 percent from the field on the year, so he's only worth owning in deep leagues at the moment. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Delon Wright (shoulder) back on the court
    Delon Wright (shoulder) is back to doing on-court work.

    Advice: He is still targeting a return to game action on Jan. 1 and could get some time in the D-League. Wright may have to wait his turn for minutes and likely needs either Cory Joseph or Kyle Lowry to miss time to get playing time with the Raptors. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
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  • Chris McCullough back up with the Nets
    The Nets recalled Chris McCullough for Wednesday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He posted 19 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes for his D-League game on Wednesday. McCullough is getting a lot of frequent flyer miles, but he's not in the rotation right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:01 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless not with the 76ers
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel with the team. The 76ers were listing Bayless as questionable last week for his wrist soreness, but they're ruling him out early for every game so far this week. Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start and get the lion's share of the PG minutes, so he's a hold in standard leagues until Bayless gets back on the court. T.J. McConnell will get the backup minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:46 pm
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  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) questionable Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Moore sat out Monday's game, and it's not a great sign that he's still being listed as questionable despite having just had a full three days off to rest up. We should have another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Buddy Hield will have another opportunity to start with Langston Galloway flirting with 30 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky coming off the bench
    Frank Kaminsky will move back to the bench against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: Besides one good game in the previous six, Kaminsky had a horrible stretch as the starter. He only played 2.7 fewer minutes as a bench player compared to his starts, so maybe Kaminsky won't take a significant hit on minutes. Although, he is unlikely to play many minutes at center against the Pistons bigger centers. He's only a borderline hold in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
  • Marvin Williams getting short stints
    Marvin Williams (knee) will play short stints in his start against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: After missing the last six, the Hornets will take it easy on their starting power forward. There are a couple ways they could approach this, but it's likely to get Williams in the 20-25 minute range tonight. Frank Kaminsky will take a hit while Spencer Hawes likely gets kicked out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:25 pm
  • Doug McDermott recalled on Wednesday
    The Bulls have recalled Doug McDermott, R.J. Hunter and Paul Zipser from the D-League.

    Advice: McDermott has been practicing with the D-League team to help him get up to speed. Assuming everything went well, he could play against the Spurs on Thursday. McBuckets is still only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:25 pm
  • Salah Mejri listed as probable starter
    Salah Mejri is listed as the probable starter for Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: This is the expected move with Andrew Bogut (knee) out and going against DeMarcus Cousins. Mejri has played 29.5 minutes per start, averaging 5.5 points, 11.0 boards, 1.0 blocks and 2.5 steals. While he does get a nice bump for fantasy purposes, Dwight Powell should also get a huge bump off the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 pm
  • Motiejunas not reporting because of money
    Donatas Motiejunas won't report to the Rockets because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Nets, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com.

    Advice: Motiejunas signed a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with the Nets last week, but the Rockets only had to match the principle terms of the offer sheet. That explains the $6 million difference. According to the report, "Houston's options are to keep their first-refusal exercise notice open and wait for Motiejunas to report. If he doesn't report, Houston can pull the offer Thursday and Motiejunas would become a restricted free agent." Rotoworld.com Today, 11:55 am
  • MRI negative on Kent Bazemore's knee
    An MRI on Wednesday showed no structural damage on Kent Bazemore's right knee.

    Advice: He is going to miss at least the next two games and the Hawks said they will update his status "as appropriate." While he's out, the Hawks will count more on Tim Hardaway Jr. and Thabo Sefolosha. Bazemore did have some right knee stiffness back in April, but it was minor and he didn't miss game action. His fantasy owners should stash him despite a disappointing season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:45 am
  • Christian Wood sent down to the D-League
    Christian Wood has been assigned to Charlotte's D-League affiliate.

    Advice: He's only made it onto the court once this season for a total of three minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:55 am
  • Aaron Harrison sent down for D-League stint
    Aaron Harrison has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: Harrison is a negligible part of the rotation in Charlotte, so he can safely remain on waiver wires everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:54 am
  • MIA may wait for Rudy Gay to hit free agency
    The Heat may wait to pursue Rudy Gay as an unrestricted free agent this summer rather than unloading assets to nab him this season.

    Advice: Miami is currently in the bottom three of the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-14, so they may pursue a tanking avenue this season rather than try and bring in talent to start winning games. Gay has been linked to the Heat franchise for some time now, and he reportedly "loves Miami," but pursuing him as a free agent next offseason might make more sense than trading for him now. That doesn't mean that Gay doesn't get traded this season, though. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:46 am
  • R.J. Hunter sent down for a D-League stint
    R.J. Hunter has been sent down for another D-League stint.

    Advice: Hunter has made three appearances for the Bulls this season, but through nine minutes of floor time he's only managed to contribute one rebound while missing his only shot attempt. There's no fantasy value here. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:20 am
  • Larry Nance (knee) available to play vs. HOU
    Larry Nance (knee) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: He should resume his 20-minute reserve role, which will take away some minutes from Julius Randle. Nance has been a sneaky top-75 guy in 9-cat leagues this season with averages of 7.7 points, 5.8 boards, 1.2 steals and just 0.6 turnovers per game on 60.0 percent shooting from the field, so feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:07 am
  • Marvin Williams expected to start
    Marvin Williams (knee) is expected to start against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through a 2-on-2 on Tuesday and everything went well, according to Williams after the session. "I feel like it went really well," Williams said. "If I wake up and feel good, I do expect to play." After missing the last six games due to a bone bruise, he should be back. Even though he's been bad this year, he's worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:44 am
  • Eric Bledsoe still working on his jumpers
    Eric Bledsoe said he's worked on his jumper all summer.

    Advice: "I know I can get to the rim," Bledsoe said. "Once I get [the jump shots] to fall, there’s going to be some problems." Bledsoe still only has a 41.5 effective field goal percentage on his shots on the season, but he's up to 48.5 eFG% in his last six. He's also been very busy over his last 10 with a team-high 29.1 usage rate in his 30.8 minutes per game. Expect plenty of big lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:32 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) out Wednesday vs. the Kings
    Seth Curry (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: With Curry and J.J. Barea (calf) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Deron Williams will likely see his minutes in the high-30s, with Devin Haris seeing close to 20 minutes off the bench. For now, we'll be considering Curry questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 am
  • Luke Babbitt (hip) out Wednesday vs. Atlanta
    Luke Babbitt (strained right hip flexor) will not play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Miami will again be without Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist), James Johnson (rotator cuff) and Josh Richardson (ankle, wrist), so Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside should again dominate the offensive possessions with Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington also seeing some increased opportunity. Babbitt is not traveling with the team, so he'll miss Friday and Saturday's game as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 am
  • Andrew Bogut (knee) could miss 3-4 weeks
    Andrew Bogut (right knee bone bruise) said he could miss anywhere from 10 days to 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: Bogut tends to be a slow healer, and he was initially given a 2-week timetable, so it's extremely unlikely we see him back on the court in 10 days, particularly with Dallas sitting on a 4-16 record. On the season, Bogut has only produced 14th round value in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 3.8 points, 10.3 boards, 2.2 assists and 0.9 blocks per contest, so he's not really worth hanging onto in standard leagues. Dwight Powell should benefit most in Bogut's absence. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:54 am
  • Frank Kaminsky likely to return to the bench
    Frank Kaminsky will likely return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Marvin Williams (knee) is expected to return to the court tonight, and he'll resume his spot in the starting five sending Kaminsky back to the bench. Kaminsky basically only had one solid game as a starter, and his value will take a pretty massive hit with the demotion to the second unit. Feel free to move on if you picked him up for his shot-term value sans Williams. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:42 am
  • Kent Bazmore (knee) out for next two games
    Kent Bazemore (right knee soreness) has been ruled out for Atlanta's next two games, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be drawing the start in his place.

    Advice: This puts Bazemore on the sidelines for both Wednesday's game against the Heat, as well as Friday's game against the Bucks, but he should be able to return to the court for next Tuesday's game against the Magic. Bazemore has been struggling mightily over the past few weeks, so hopefully the time off to rest his knee will help him get things back on track. Hardaway Jr. is really inconsistent; so he's not really worth a standard league add. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. ORL
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Thomas flew back to Boston to receive treatment on his groin injury, and Marcus Smart was spotted sporting a starter jersey during shootaround, so it looks like Smart will be drawing the start tonight making him a reasonable low-budget DFS option. Avery Bradley and Al Horford will do the heavy lifting on offense tonight sans Thomas, and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes. Groin injuries can linger, so Boston may want to take a cautious approach in bringing back Thomas. For now, we'll consider him doubtful for Friday's game against the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
  • Rondo looking to move on after suspension
    Rajon Rondo referred to Saturday's incident in which he picked up a one-game suspension for reportedly throwing a towel at an assistant coach "part of the game."

    Advice: "Me as a player, a point guard, I have to handle a situation better," Rondo said. "But when I feel a certain way, I’m gonna speak on it. My whole thing is always for the betterment of the team. If it comes off wrong or a certain way I’ll try to work on that." Rondo has had open spats with his coaches in the past, and a history of attitude issues, so this likely won't be the last time he makes headlines for the wrong reasons. He's just been a late-round guy this year, and it's unlikely he'll be able to work his way into an early-round evaluation while Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade are healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:53 am
  • Paul Millsap (hip) will play through the pain
    Paul Millsap (hip) said he will fight through the pain, and he fully intends to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: "It’s sore," Millsap said after practice Tuesday. "It’s something that probably will have to be dealt with. By that I mean just playing through and see what happens. Hopefully, getting better." Millsap is being listed as probable for tonight's game, and after returning from his three-game stint on the sidelines Monday night and going through Tuesday's practice, there's no reason to believe he'll miss Wednesday's game. Get him active. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Marvin Williams (knee) on track to play Weds
    Marvin Williams (knee) said that he feels "totally ready to do" what he does, and barring a setback, he will play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: "I don’t know about my normal 25 to 30 minutes, but I feel totally ready to do what I do," Williams said. "I can run and jump. My lungs might actually be the hardest thing to get back." He'll probably be closer to the 25-minute mark as his conditioning likely isn't where it needs to be after spending 10 days on the sidelines, so he's not necessarily a must-start option with 10 games being played tonight. He's also been in a bad shooting slump this season, limiting his standard league appeal. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:25 am
  • P.J. Tucker fails to score in 21 minutes
    P.J. Tucker finished with one steal and two turnovers in 21 minutes against the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Advice: We're not kidding. Tucker didn't attempt a shot and failed to add any assists, rebounds or blocks. The Suns were giving him a ton of minutes prior to Tuesday and there's no word of any injury. Tucker had a nice two-game run last week with 17 points against the Hawks on Nov. 30 and 21 points against the Nuggets on Nov. 27, but feel free to move on unless he gets hot again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 21 points in loss
    Devin Booker scored 21 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one triple and four turnovers against the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 21 points and he finished 9-of-13 from the field. The second-year SG has been steady over his last five games with averages of 19.2 points, 3.2 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.6 triples and his value is going to be safe all season long on the tanking Suns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Rajon Rondo quiet in return from suspension
    Rajon Rondo returned from a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team on Tuesday and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, two assists and a block in a 102-91 loss to Detroit.

    Advice: Rondo has apparently kissed and made up with the Bulls, but he's not been fun to own for the last few days. He failed to even show up against his arch enemy, Dallas, was then suspended for going after a coach, and then posted this lackluster dud tonight. Maybe he'll get it turned around against the Spurs on Thursday, but it's a shame he couldn't torch the Mavericks after last Friday's 15-11-12 triple-double. Instead, he nosedived into the side of a mountain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, Okafor doubtful for Thursday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) and Jahlil Okafor (stomach bug) are not expected to travel with the team to New Orleans for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Both of these guys will spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, and if Bayless can't give it a go Thursday, that'll be his sixth straight game on the sidelines and Okafor's third. Bayless is in danger of requiring season-ending surgery to correct his wrist injury, and he doesn't offer enough upside to hold onto in most scenarios. Sergio Rodriguez has been playing well as a starter, so he's worth a look as an assists specialist in standard leagues. Joel Embiid (rest) will be back in action on Thursday, so Okafor's absence won't mean much. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:02 pm
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  • Doug McDermott (concussion) could play Thurs?
    Doug McDermott (concussion) got in two full practices with Chicago's D-League affiliate, and he could return to action Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: McDermott is only averaging 10.6 points, 1.3 assists and 0.9 triples per contest this season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. Once he's fully up to speed, he'll likely take away some minutes from Denzel Valentine and Isaiah Canaan, but that really doesn't mean all that much. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (hip) out Tuesday vs. the Knicks
    Luke Babbitt (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist), James Johnson (rotator cuff) and Josh Richardson (ankle, wrist) will join Babbitt on the sidelines on Tuesday, leaving Miami with just nine healthy players for tonight's game. Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson and Hassan Whiteside will dominate the offensive possessions tonight, and guys like Derrick Williams and Rodney McGruder are viable punt play options in DFS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:59 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) probable for Wednesday
    Paul Millsap (hip) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Millsap returned from a three-game absence on Monday and put up 24 points, five boards, four assists, three steals and a triple in 39 minutes, so there's no reason to believe he'll miss Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Monday that he didn't expect Curry to play Wednesday, so he's on the doubtful side of the questionable-tag, and owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Deron Williams will see his playing time in the high-30s while Devin Harris will earn close to 20 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Report: Andrew Bogut (knee) out for 2 weeks
    An MRI revealed a minor bone bruise in Andrew Bogut's right knee and he's expected to spend at least the next two weeks on the sidelines.

    Advice: This is probably the best news the Mavs could have got regarding their oft-injured center, but with Bogut and Dirk Nowtizki (Achilles) out of commission, Dwight Powell will get his time to shine and he's someone to consider swooping up as a speculative add in standard leagues. Salah Mejri should be able to earn some starts sans Bogut, but he's more of a wait-and-see guy in deep leagues. Bogut only has 14th round value on the year, so he's not really worth holding through the injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Houston.

    Advice: Nance was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he was officially "available to play" on Monday, so he's probably much closer to probable for Wednesday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but Nance's return to action will syphon away some minutes from Thomas Robinson and Julius Randle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Marvin Williams (knee) probable for Wednesday
    Marvin Williams (knee) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Wednesday has been the target date all along, so things are trending in a positive direction here, although we likely won't get official confirmation on his status until we're closer to game-time. With Williams back in action, Frank Kaminsky will return to the bench and Spencer Hawes could fall out of the rotation entirely. Williams has been awful this year, connecting on just 33.6 percent of his shots, so he's a more attractive pickup in points leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:38 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doesn't practice Tues
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • Larry Nance goes through light practice Tues
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) was a full participant during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: Nance was available to play on Monday, but he didn't actually step foot on the court, although it sounds like there's a decent chance he gets back in the rotation for Wednesday's game in Houston. When Nance gets back, he'll take away some minutes from Julius Randle and Thomas Robinson could fall out of the rotation entirely. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • Carlisle says Bogut (knee) will 'miss time'
    Rick Carlisle said that he expects Andrew Bogut to miss at least the next three games "and probably longer," after suffering a right knee injury during Monday's loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: Bogut is currently undergoing an MRI, so we should have an updated and official timetable for his return soon, but it doesn't seem very likely that he'll be able to get back to the court until at least next Tuesday's game (Dec. 12) against the Nuggets. Salah Mejri could draw a few starts in Bogut's absence, but Dwight Powell is the guy you want to add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:40 am
  • Kent Bazemore sits out Tuesday's practice
    Kent Bazemore did not practice on Tuesday, but head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Bazemore is not dealing with an injury.

    Advice: It sounds like it's just a rest day, but Bazemore has been struggling mightily over the past two weeks with forgettable averages of 8.7 points, 1.1 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.9 turnovers per contest while hitting just 28.3 percent of his shot attempts. He should eventually turn things around, but owners may want to bench him until that happens. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas will not report to Rockets
    Donatas Motiejunas will not report to Houston to take a physical and join the team, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, signed an offer sheet with Brooklyn last week but the Rockets decided to match. As recently as last week, Motiejunas had said he would be open to a return to Houston, but obviously something has gone wrong. Per Woj, the Rockets and Motiejunas' representatives are discussing what the next steps will be. Motiejunas would only have seen limited minutes in Houston, so the fantasy implications here are relatively minor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tues.
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This will be the fifth straight game Bayless has missed due to the wrist issue. Sergio Rodriguez will once again start for the Sixers, with T.J. McConnel backing him up. Rodriguez has played well as a starter. Over his five games, he is averaging 12.6 points, 7.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 3-pointers and 1.8 assists. With only nine available players Tuesday night, Rodriguez and the rest of the healthy Sixers will see plenty of playing time, making S-Rod an intriguing DFS and streaming option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:54 am
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  • Andrew Bogut (knee) 'dodged a bullet'
    The initial prognosis of the injury suffered by Andrew Bogut on Monday is a hyperextended right knee, which isn't believed to be serious.

    Advice: "We don't think it's terribly serious," coach Rick Carlisle said. "At this point, it appears we dodged a bullet." A source expressed optimism that Bogut's injury would not be a long-term issue. He will have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity. Salah Mejri may start in place of Bogut, but Dwight Powell is the biggest fantasy beneficiary. Powell scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 32 minutes on Monday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:14 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu plays 17 minutes in return
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) returned to action on Monday vs. the Bulls, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He had playing time restrictions of 16-20 minutes, but those should be lifted soon. However, the Blazers may continue to roll with Ed Davis as their starting PF for now and Moe Harkless is obviously locked into his role as the starting SF, so Aminu is just a deep-league add until his role grows. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:55 pm
  • Andrew Bogut hyperextended his right knee
    Andrew Bogut hyperextended his right knee on Monday vs. the Hornets, according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative and the injury isn't believed to be too serious, but the Mavs will be cautious since they don't have much to play for. Bogut finished scoreless on Monday with six rebounds in 10 minutes. Dwight Powell played 32 minutes with Bogut out and finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Salah Mejri only played eight minutes. Carlisle has started Mejri in the past when Bogut was on the shelf, so both players are on the fantasy radar with Powell offering more upside. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:20 pm
  • Bazemore bottoms out for struggling Hawks
    Kent Bazemore played just 18 minutes and missed all seven of his shots, finishing with zero points, four rebounds and three assists in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Bazemore just can't get it going consistently for the Hawks and it's hurting his team. After scoring 22 on Wednesday, he's scored 7, 8 and 0 points in each of his last three. He'll get hot again soon enough, but he's been highly frustrating to own this season. And the Hawks, losers of 10 of their last 11 games, are feeling the pain as much as anyone. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Millsap plays well, but Hawks lose again
    Paul Millsap returned from his hip injury on Monday and played well, racking up 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 8-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: Finally. Millsap wasn't playing well before his injury and owners in weekly leagues had a tough decision to make with him. He came through tonight and looked like vintage Millsap, so hopefully he's over his injury and his knee is also feeling better. As for the Hawks, they are reeling, losers of seven straight games and 10 of their last 11. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (right knee) will not return
    Andrew Bogut (right knee) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Mavericks will likely run some tests on him and there should be another update after the game. He was ruled out about 10 minutes after he went down with the injury, so that's usually not a good sign. If you're in a deeper league and need a big, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri should both be on your radar. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:23 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (leg) goes to the locker room
    Andrew Bogut (leg) left Monday's game vs. the Hornets and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: It's being called a lower right leg injury for now and he should be considered questionable to return. If Bogut misses time, both Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri should benefit the most. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:10 pm
  • Larry Nance is available, but may not play
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) is available on Monday vs. the Jazz, but he may not play.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Nance is "ready to go if we need him," but Walton would prefer if the forward got some extra rest. In case it needs to be said, Nance doesn't belong in fantasy lineups Monday. Thomas Robinson will likely remain in the rotation Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:52 pm
  • Seth Curry (right knee) out Monday vs. CHA
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: He will, however, return to practice on Tuesday and Rick Carlisle is listing him as day-to-day, so it doesn't sound like the knee injury is serious. Carlisle also said that he'll be expanding Deron Williams' workload tonight, so Williams' playing time will likely be in the mid-30s while Devin Harris' minutes will be in the teens. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:03 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) to start, Muscala to bench
    Paul Millsap (hip) will start vs. the Thunder on Monday, moving Mike Muscala to the bench.

    Advice: He made it through warmups just fine and is returning after a three-game absence. We haven't heard about any restrictions for Millsap, so season-long owners should make sure he's active. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu will come off the bench
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) will come off the bench against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Additionally, Aminu will be limited to 16-20 minutes as the Blazers ease him back into action. Prior to going down with the injury, Aminu was averaging 6.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 26.1 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:34 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) won't play Monday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: His toe was an issue earlier in the season, so the Pelicans are going to be cautious. Jrue Holiday (toe) is also out, meaning we should see a lot of Tim Frazier and Buddy Hield Monday. Langston Galloway should also see a good chunk of minutes at both guard spots. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:39 pm
  • Report: HOU matches Motiejunas' offer sheet
    The Rockets have reportedly matched Donatas Motiejunas' offer sheet from the Nets.

    Advice: Motiejunas may have been able to put up some low-end fantasy value in Brooklyn, but now he'll be fighting for reserve minutes in Houston with the likes of Nene and Montrezl Harrell. Motiejunas has been training in Canada, but his conditioning likely isn't where it needs to be, and he still needs to pass a physical before he's allowed to play. This is far from an ideal situation in fantasy hoops, so he can remain on the wire in most scenarios. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:03 pm
  • Report: Mavs not shopping Andrew Bogut
    The Mavs reportedly have no immediate intention of trading away Andrew Bogut, as they are currently focused on salvaging their season.

    Advice: Dallas is currently sitting on the second-worst record in the league at 4-15, and with Dirk Nowitzki 38 years old and dealing with Achilles issues, it doesn't seem likely that they'll suddenly be able to turn things around. The Mavs do understand that Bogut has significant trade value as a complementary piece to a championship squad, and they acknowledge that a move could be made once they're mathematically eliminated from the playoff hunt. In other words, Bogut is unlikely to finish the year in Dallas, and Boston has already been linked to him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:20 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (hip) questionable Tuesday
    Luke Babbitt (hip) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He made it through a limited practice on Monday, so his injury may not be as bad as initially believed. James Johnson (shoulder) is the newest addition to the injury report and will not play, so Babbitt could see plenty of minutes if he's available. Even if he does play, he won't be a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:44 am
  • McDermott (concussion) assigned to NBADL
    Doug McDermott (concussion) has been assigned to the NBA D-League.

    Advice: It's simply the next step in his rehab after he was recently cleared for contact. It sounds like McBuckets could return within the week, but he's only a stash in deeper leagues if you're desperate for 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:46 am
  • Seth Curry (knee sprain) is a game-time call
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is a game-time call against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he went through the morning shootaround which is always a good sign. He's day-to-day and should play a ton down the stretch for the tanking Mavs, so it's a good idea to hold him if you can in standard leagues. Deron Williams has played 30 or more minutes in the two games that Curry missed, while Devin Harris has been playing minutes in the teens. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 am
  • Paul Millsap (hip) a game-time call Monday
    Paul Millsap (hip) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Millsap has missed the last three games for the Hawks, but he's truly day-to-day and the Hawks didn't even feel the need to give him an MRI which is a very good sign. If Millsap is ultimately ruled out Monday, Mike Muscala could possibly make his second straight start at PF, but he won't be a great option outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 am
  • Rajon Rondo suspended for Monday's game
    Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He's being suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," as he reportedly snapped at an assistant coach in the loss against Dallas. He's since apologized to the team, so he should be back in his usual role on Tuesday against the Pistons. With Rondo out, Jerian Grant will likely get the chance to start and play big minutes, while Isaiah Canaan and Denzel Valentine should get a bump as well. In two previous starts this season, Grant posted averages of 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 triple in 30.0 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:43 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Monday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Bayless hopes to avoid season-ending surgery, as he wants to see how his wrist responds to his recent platelet-rich plasma injection. With Bayless out, Sergio Rodriguez will draw another start and will be a nice source of assists, while T.J. McConnell will handle the backup duties. For now, Bayless is day-to-day and is only a hold in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 am
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  • Report: Celtics could pursue Andrew Bogut
    Celtics reporter A. Sherrod Blakely believes the team will go after Andrew Bogut before the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Celtics could use some additional rim protection to partner with Al Horford, and Bogut should be readily available -- he's on the last year of his deal and the Mavs are rebuilding. Bogut's long-term fantasy outlook would get a bump in Boston because his owners wouldn't have to worry about frequent maintenance days and the shut-down risk if he remains in Dallas. For what it's worth, Blakely believes the Celtics would need to trade Amir Johnson and a future first-round pick to make the deal worth it for Dallas. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) wants to keep playing
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) said that he wants to avoid season-ending surgery and that he will try to keep playing.

    Advice: "I'm going to try to play," Bayless said. "I want to play. I want to get to the point where I can play and not worry about it." He recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his wrist, so it will be interesting to see how his wrist responds in the coming weeks. He's currently listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nuggets, but he's just a deep-league hold until he proves he can play through the issue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 am
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  • E'Twaun Moore starts, logs 23 minutes Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore started at SG on Sunday and finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Moore was 5-of-11 from the field, while Anthony Davis was 14-of-32, but the other three starters were a combined 5-of-20 in tonight's road loss. The Pelicans' lineup is still in flux, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return, and Moore doesn't have much upside even if he does keep the starting SG job. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starting, Frazier to the bench
    E'Twaun Moore will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

    Advice: Moore has been much better as a starter this season, owning averages of 11.4 points, 3.0 assists, 1.1 triples, 0.9 steals and 1.3 turnovers per game on 45.7 percent shooting, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do tonight with a tough matchup against OKC. Frazier will have more opportunity to run the offense with the second unit, so this might not be the worst thing for his value. For what it's worth, Alvin Gentry said we'll "see what happens" with tonight's new starting lineup, so this may not be a permanent change. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) probable for Monday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) is probable to play Monday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: He's been out since Nov. 8, so he'll likely be eased back into things as his conditioning likely isn't where it needs to be. Aminu's return should push Ed Davis back to the bench and Meyers Leonard's minutes will become even more inconsistent. Aminu was hitting just 27.9 percent of his shots prior to going down with meager averages of 6.4 points, 6.7 boards, 1.1 treys and 1.4 steals per game, so he's only worth a speculative add in deep points leagues at the moment. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Monday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and his minutes have been divvied up between Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson, with Deron Williams logging around 30 minutes as a starter. It'll be more of the same if he can't give it a go Monday night. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:12 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) questionable for Monday
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Nance missed Saturday's showdown in Memphis, which resulted in Julius Randle, Luol Deng and Brandon Ingram logging heavy minutes, and it'll be more of the same if Nance can't give it a go Monday night. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:43 am
  • Devin Booker heating up for Suns
    Devin Booker played 33 minutes and hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points and five assists in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Booker's over his ankle injury and is averaging 17.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 42 percent. While the shooting's a concern, now that he's finally healthy again he should start scoring in bunches. He's had 21, 13 and 30 points in each of his last three games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:44 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • P.J. Tucker quietly hot for Suns
    P.J. Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting against Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He came into this one hot and at least stayed relevant with the line and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. It's possible you're holding a player doing less than that, so at least give Tucker a look as long as he's starting for the Suns. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:29 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays well vs. Bulls
    Andrew Bogut returned from a day of rest and had a season-high eight points, 11 rebounds, two steals and zero blocks in 22 minutes before fouling out on Saturday.

    Advice: He's averaging just 4.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks over his last four games played, and while the rebounds are fun, the non-existent scoring and blocks are not. Add in that he's always a candidate to miss games and he's barely worth owning in most fantasy leagues, especially when an eight-point night in December is your season high in scoring. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:03 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Kent Bazemore hits 3-of-12 shots
    Kent Bazemore hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points, two rebounds and two assists in Saturday's brutal 128-84 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: You know the deal with Baze this season. You either get the good version or the bad version from night to night, as he's been wildly inconsistent. And unfortunately, the Hawks got Bad Baze tonight. Speaking of the Hawks, they are in a free fall, losing eight of their last nine games and following up their three-game losing streak with a six-game losing streak. The Hawks looked like one of the Top 3 teams in East after an 11-2 start, but now look like one of the early-season's most overrated teams. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky bounces back, scores 21
    Frank Kaminsky bounced back in a big way against the Wolves on Saturday, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: After scoring a combined three points in his previous two and making just 1-of-15, he was on the other end of the spectrum. Kaminsky scored his first eight points in the first three minutes and kept it going for his 31 minutes. Marvin Williams (knee) is going to miss at least one more and likely more time beyond that, so hopefully Frank can keep it going. He's worth a look. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:59 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will start opposite Kevin Durant
    P.J. Tucker will start at small forward against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll start opposite Kevin Durant. Good luck, Mr. Tucker. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • Doug McDermott getting better
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Doug McDermott (concussion) has been cleared for contact.

    Advice: He will practice with the D-League Windy City Bulls on Monday and Tuesday, if no setback. McDermott will likely be out for a couple more games due to suffering two concussions last month. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Larry Nance will not play on Saturday night
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers will be short in the forward department, so there may be a few extra minutes going to Thomas Robinson and Luol Deng. They could also get away with some smaller lineups against the thin Grizzlies squad. Nance is only day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Marvin Williams out until at least Wednesday
    Marvin Williams (knee) will be out until at least Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: That means he's out Monday against the Mavs. Williams could still miss additional time beyond Wednesday due to the bone bruise in his knee. The Hornets would sure like to see Frank Kaminsky get out of his brutal slump, but he's still worth a look in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:05 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless out for Saturday night
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) will not play Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: After missing the first 13 games, Bayless may have came back too soon last month and said he experienced soreness throughout his lone start of the season. He's had PRP treatment and is only day-to-day for now. Sergio Rodriguez will hold down the fort until Bayless is pain-free, so he'll have value until then. Bayless is a tough guy to stash until he's officially back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:59 pm
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  • Luke Babbitt (hip) not expected to play
    Luke Babbitt (hip) is not expected to play and is only available for emergency situations against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: In other words, he's out. Babbitt could miss two weeks due to his hip injury from Thursday night. He also may not have many minutes available once he's back with James Johnson outplaying him and it's possible Justise Winslow (wrist) is back. For tonight, Johnson, Derrick Williams and Wayne Ellington should get some additional run. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:43 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) will not play Saturday
    Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Seth Curry (right knee sprain) will not play Saturday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: This will be the second game Curry has missed since spraining his knee Wednesday night. Starter Deron Williams may play more than 30 minutes on Saturday for the first time since November 4th. Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson could also see an uptick in minutes off the Mavs bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:30 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Saturday
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee on Wednesday, which caused him to miss Thursday's game. If Curry doesn't play on Saturday, Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson would see a slight uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:33 am
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Kent Bazemore held to seven points in loss
    Kent Bazemore was benched at halftime during Friday's blowout loss to the Pistons, finishing with seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks benched their entire starting unit at halftime and coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he's considering lineup changes, but we still think Kyle Korver would head to the bench before Baze. He's been all over the place lately with two games with 21+ points and three games with single-digit points in his last five, but he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Larry Nance has a right knee contusion
    Larry Nance has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: He bumped knees on Friday vs. Toronto and will likely be re-evaluated on Saturday morning. Nance finished with six points and six rebounds in 23 minutes. If he sits out, Julius Randle will have a heavy workload and Thomas Robinson should be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (hip) questionable Saturday
    Luke Babbitt (hip) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra isn't expecting him to play, so he's probably closer to doubtful. Derrick Williams (back) is also questionable, so we should see a lot of James Johnson and Josh McRoberts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Nets sign Motiejunas to $37M offer sheet
    The Nets have signed Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year, $37 million offer sheet.

    Advice: Wow. The Rockets will have three days to match, but that doesn't seem likely. D-Mo didn't have many suitors this summer because his troublesome back raised several red flags, but clearly that didn't faze the Nets. Assuming the Rockets don't match, D-Mo could find minutes at both the four and five in Brooklyn and could have some value in deeper leagues -- he averaged 6.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.4 treys in 14.8 minutes per game in 2015-16 with Houston. For now, Trevor Booker's owners shouldn't be too worried. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:40 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) out Friday and Saturday
    Paul Millsap (hip) will not play against the Pistons on Friday and is also out for Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: These DNPs will be his second and third games out of the lineup. Despite going scoreless on Wednesday, Mike Muscala should get another start while Mike Scott could also see a few extra minutes than his four on Wednesday. Millsap's injury doesn't sound serious and it may be more about pain tolerance, so he could make it back for Monday against the Thunder. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:32 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu practices, still out Saturday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) practiced on Friday and remains out for Saturday against Miami.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign for Aminu, who has missed the last 12 games. He's had a smooth transition to playing all power forward this season, which has allowed Moe Harkless to step up as a three. Aminu's return with 27 minutes per game would take minutes away from guys like Ed Davis, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh. Aminu is a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:58 pm
  • Marvin Williams still out for Saturday
    Marvin Williams (knee) is still out for Saturday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He is expected to be re-evaluated this weekend to check on the progress of his bone bruise. Williams was having a rough season before the injury with only a 33.6 field goal percentage, but Frank Kaminsky has been even worse since Williams went down. Kaminsky should still play a lot while Spencer Hawes did see some extra time on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:33 pm
  • Nets assign Chris McCullough to D-League
    Chris McCullough has been assigned to Long Island Nets for their game tomorrow night in Canton, Ohio.

    Advice: This means McCullough won't be available for Brooklyn's game vs. the Bucks on Saturday. He is not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:24 am
  • Doug McDermott (concussion) out Fri. and Sat.
    Doug McDermott (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday night vs. the Cavs and Saturday night in Dallas.

    Advice: The Bulls are hopeful McDermott will be cleared for contact on Friday. However, coach Fred Hoiberg wants to see him get a couple workouts in before being cleared for a game. Isaiah Canaan and Nikola Mirotic have been the biggest beneficiaries of McDermott's absence and should continue to see increased workloads this weekend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Friday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness) will not play Friday vs. Orlando and is questionable for Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist earlier this week and is not yet ready for game action. Sergio Rodriguez will likely start in his place on Friday, with T.J. McConnell as the first point guard off the bench. Rodriguez has averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in the 17 games he has started this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 am
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  • Rockets hope to keep Donatas Motiejunas
    Donatas Motiejunas is expected to sign an offer sheet with the Nets, but the Rockets are not ready to give up hope that they might him.

    Advice: Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been told to expect to receive an offer sheet, possibly as soon as Friday. Motiejunas had met with the Brooklyn Nets this week and had been examined by their team physicians as the Nets prepare an offer sheet. "We're big fans of Donatas," Morey said. "We hope to have him at some point this year. It's our understanding he will probably sign something in the next day. We won't know until it's official. We don't know how much it will be." The Rockets would have three days to match an offer sheet or let him join the Nets. From a fantasy perspective, landing in Brooklyn offers more upside for Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:07 am
  • Luke Babbitt dealing with a hip-flexor strain
    Luke Babbitt is dealing with a hip-flexor strain but did fly to Portland and expected to remain with the team until their Sunday flight back to Miami.

    Advice: Babbit left Thursday’s game with 4:07 left in the second quarter and did not return. Coach Spoelstra said Babbitt's injury is similar to the one that will have Dion Waiters out for at least two weeks. "Probably a little bit similar to Dion," he acknowledged after Thursday night's game. "We'll find out more. But it's a hip-flexor strain. It's not a contusion. So we'll evaluate him." Wayne Ellington started the second half in place of Babbitt, and would see an increase in minutes if Babbitt misses time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:21 am
  • In the Tank: Frank Kaminsky scores one point
    Frank Kaminsky had a rough night during his start against the Mavs on Thursday, scoring one point with three rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yuck. Kaminsky has gone in the tank since he was given an added opportunity. In the five games since the Marvin Williams (knee) injury, Kaminsky made just 25.9 percent from the field for 8.4 points, 5.2 boards, 2.6 assists and 0.6 treys. This was really the first time his minutes took a big hit, so he may bounce back. That said, we don't fault you at all for wanting to move on to someone else. His value will certainly drop once Marvin comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Luke Babbit (hip) ruled out
    Luke Babbit will miss the remainder of Thursday’s game against the Jazz with a hip flexor.

    Advice: Babbit left Thursday’s game with 4:07 left in the half and will not return. If he misses an extensive amount of time, Wayne Ellington and James Johnson, who have been hot, should see an increased role, while Derrick Williams could also get back into the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 pm
  • Luke Babbit (back) goes to locker room
    Luke Babbit left Thursday’s game against the Jazz with 4:07 left in the half due to back tightness.

    Advice: Babbit headed to the locker room after tweaking his back and is questionable to return. He played seven minutes, scoring one point and one steal. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:57 pm
  • Salah Mejri gets 27 minutes in start
    Salah Mejri played 27 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday with three points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Andrew Bogut (rest) did not play while Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) is still out, so there were heavy center minutes up for grabs. The Mavs were being careful with Mejri earlier in the season due to some injuries, but they may play him more on the nights Bogut sits. Mejri is barely in the rotation when Bogut is active, so he's only a plug-and-plug or DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:43 pm
  • Salah Mejri, Dorian Finney-Smith starting
    Salah Mejri will get the start on Thursday.

    Advice: Andrew Bogut is getting the night off tonight, so Mejri should find himself getting minutes in the low 20s. Dwight Powell should also get some minutes in the second unit and could be a better option. Powell has really struggled lately, though. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:53 pm
  • Nets recall their young guys
    The Nets have recalled Yogi Ferrell and Chris McCullough from Long Island and they are available to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: Both players saw action for Long Island on Thursday with McCullough scoring 20 points and Ferrell scoring 18. They could get minutes if this game gets to garbage time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:53 pm
  • Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's only a minor issue and there is no word of the team giving him further evaluation. Curry has a good chance to play this weekend and is a hold in standard leagues. For tonight, Devin Harris (toe) will pick up some run while rookie Jonathan Gibson should pick up the backup point guard minutes. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) is questionable for Friday
    Paul Millsap is listed as questionable to play against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: The Hawks are on a back-to-back set with another game in Toronto on Saturday. Millsap was playing through his hip injury for about a week before he missed Wednesday against the Suns. He'll likely be a game-time call for the 8:00 start. If he can't go, Mike Muscala should play close to 30 minutes with a few more minutes going to Mike Scott (knee), assuming Scott is a go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:02 pm
  • Doug McDermott out for Friday night
    Doug McDermott (concussion) will not play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: There's not much of an update here. McDermott has still not been cleared for contact and doesn't have a target date. Isaiah Canaan has been the most consistent bench perimeter guy while Nikola Mirotic has seen some bright spots. Hopefully, McDermott can make it back next week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:46 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable to face the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Bayless was previously reported as out, but that was off the game notes. He had PRP treatment on his wrist recently and had been battling soreness basically since his return to action last week. If he is limited or out, Sergio Rodriguez would get a nice bump in playing time with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach on Bayless unless the wire is dry. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 am
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  • Nets preparing Donatas Motiejunas offer sheet
    The Nets are reportedly preparing an offer sheet for Donatas Motiejunas.

    Advice: Assuming the Rockets don't match the offer sheet in the next three days, Motiejunas will become a member of the Nets. It's unclear what shape he's in, but he's worth a speculative pickup in deeper leagues as he'll see minutes in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:54 am
  • Seth Curry questionable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Seth Curry (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry is dealing with a mild sprain of his right knee and looks to be headed for a game-time decision on Thursday. If he sits on Thursday, both Jonathan Gibson and Devin Harris would see an uptick in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Fri vs Magic
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will miss Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist and will need some time to recover. We'll consider him day-to-day moving forward, but Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will continue to see more minutes on Friday. Bayless can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 am
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  • P.J. Tucker efficient in win vs. visiting ATL
    P.J. Tucker led the Suns' starters on Wednesday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has been on fire for his past two games, with a combined 12-of-19 mark from the field, including 2.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds. 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals. T.J. Warren (head) is out indefinitely, which opens up more opportunities for Tucker, but he's not a strong rest-of-season addition. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Kent Bazemore's 22/5/3/3 not enough vs. Suns
    Kent Bazemore had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bazemore hit 8-of-16 field goals and made both of his free throws, but it wasn't enough to avoid a fourth consecutive loss. "My rookie year, I got my car popcorned ... the car was clean but the smell was still there," Bazemore said, referring to a hazing ritual. "That's kind of what this feels like. We're playing the right way but we cant get it to go our way." Atlanta will look to recover at home vs. the Pistons on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Larry Nance posts double-double in 26 minutes
    Larry Nance was productive in 26 minutes vs. Chicago on Wednesday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and one assist.

    Advice: Nance made 5-of-8 shots with just one turnover and he's a sneaky late-round value despite playing just 21.8 minutes per game. The presence of Julius Randle continues to cap his ceiling, and he's not a great option in points leagues, but roto owners should give him a look for high-efficiency offense, low turnovers, and a handful of boards and defensive stats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Seth Curry suffers mild knee sprain vs. Spurs
    Seth Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Mavs went with Jonathan Gibson over Curry to close this game and this is why. Curry is going to travel with the team for their game against the Hornets on Thursday, so he has a chance to play. There is no word of an MRI at this time or any further evaluation on Curry's minor knee issue. He finished Wednesday's game with 14 points, two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers. If he's out, Gibson and Devin Harris would benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Paul Millsap out, Mike Muscala will start
    Paul Millsap (hip) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday and Mike Muscala will start in his place.

    Advice: He went through some warmups in Phoenix, but the Hawks will just hold him out. Millsap suffered the injury last week and has been playing through it. He is only day-to-day and has a decent chance to play this weekend. Besides a big bump to Muscala, Mike Scott should benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:22 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left hip) a game-time decision
    Paul Millsap (left hip) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Suns.

    Advice: Millsap will go through his pregame routine before making an official determination on his status for tonight's game, but if he's out, Mike Muscala would draw the start and he'd definitely be on the DFS radar. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) gets PRP treatment
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) said he had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist.

    Advice: He'll need some time to recover from the treatment, so it would appear Bayless is going to miss some games -- we'll call him day-to-day for now. While he's out, Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Bayless looked like he was going to get big minutes, but it's tough to stash him with some many wrist problems. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
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  • Paul Millsap (left hip) questionable vs. Suns
    Paul Millsap (left hip) is questionable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The injury occurred against the Jazz last week, but he was able to play through it against the Warriors on Monday. Millsap has struggled with his shot lately and is down to just 43.8 percent from the field on the year. Hopefully he can play tonight in a very favorable matchup for him. If he is out, Mike Scott (knee) should get a big bump in his debut while Mike Muscala also benefits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:08 pm
  • Doug McDermott (concussion) out Wednesday
    Doug McDermott (concussion) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Lakers, as expected.

    Advice: "Every case is individualized," Fred Hoiberg said. "You look at it based on what their symptoms are, and Doug, unfortunately has two of them in this early portion of the season, so he’s just not ready yet." He's yet to be cleared for contact, so for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Chicago's upcoming back-to-back set Friday vs. Cleveland and Saturday vs. Dallas. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu's (calf) nearing a return?
    Al-Farouq Aminu's (left calf strain) could be back in action as soon as Saturday's game against the Heat, according to Trail Blazers' Insider Jason Quick.

    Advice: Aminu was reportedly moving around well during Tuesday's practice, going through sprints and getting some nice lift on his jumper, and Quick speculates that his return will come no later than next week. Once he's back, Ed Davis will return to the bench where he'll split minutes with Meyers Leonard. Aminu wasn't playing very well at all prior to the injury, ranking well outside the top-150 with averages of 6.4 points, 6.6 boards, 1.1 triples and 1.4 steals per game on 27.9 percent shooting, so he's only worth a speculative add in deep points leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 am
  • Frank Kaminsky bottoms out on Tuesday
    Frank Kaminsky played 27 minutes and hit just 1-of-11 shots for two points, three rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Ouch. He was also 0-for-6 from downtown and after stringing together a run of six straight double-digit scoring nights, he simply couldn't get it going tonight. Marvin Williams is still hurt and Jeremy Lamb went down tonight, so Kaminsky's minutes and starting role should be safe for now. If you recently picked him up, pretend like you never saw this line and get ready for his next game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore bumped to the bench on Tuesday
    E'Twaun Moore will be bumped to the bench on Tuesday night as Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday will start alongside each other in the Pelicans backcourt.

    Advice: Coming into Tuesday, Moore had started each of the 17 games he had played in this season. He had a terrific start to the season, but his playing time and production has leveled off recently. Over the Pelicans last five games, Moore is averaging 8.8 points (on 45.2 percent shooting), 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Moore will still have big scoring nights here and there, but with Holiday back in the mix full time, there simply aren't enough minutes to justify a roster spot for Moore in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:29 pm
  • Chris McCullough recalled from the D-League
    Chris McCullough has been recalled from the D-League.

    Advice: He may play limited minutes off the bench tonight, but not enough to matter in any setting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
  • Doug McDermott (concussion) not yet cleared
    Doug McDermott (concussion) has not yet been cleared for full-contact practice, so it appears he will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: McDermott has to be symptom-free and pass all required tests in order to progress through the league-mandated concussion protocol. He has missed six straight games, but appears to at least be headed in the right direction. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:14 am
  • Kent Bazemore shoots 4-of-15 in loss
    Kent Bazemore scored just eight points on 4-of-15 shooting on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: No revenge game for Mr. Bazemore. He missed all six of his attempts from deep and added seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 28 minutes. He's been a frustrating player to own in fantasy because of his inconsistency, but he was coming of a 21-point game against the Lakers with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. His owners just need to take the good with the bad, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he heats up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 12 points in win
    Frank Kaminsky scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting in Monday's win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Kaminsky and Kemba Walker were the only starters who eclipsed the 30-minute mark in the blowout, so we know Frank the Tank is going to get plenty of minutes with Marvin Williams (knee) out for at least a week. He grabbed six rebounds with three assists, but he missed all four of his triples. Kaminsky is not going to light it up, but he should do enough to help standard-league owners for at least the next week or so. Williams was struggling before the injury, so it's not impossible for Kaminsky to hold onto his new job. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Rudy Gay fills stat sheet in OT loss
    Rudy Gay hit 7-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block, six turnovers and five fouls in 38 minutes of Monday's overtime loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: He's had at least a 3-pointer, a steal and a block in three of his last five games and is averaging 18 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over that stretch. Trade rumors had him as a gloom-and-doom fantasy prospect coming into the season, but he's been one of the more pleasant surprises of the season. And is showing no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Luke Babbitt quiet in start for Heat
    Luke Babbitt started over Josh Richardson on Monday but hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Things were looking up for Richardson with Dion Waiters out tonight, but the move to the bench didn't do him any favors. As for Babbitt, he's failed to answer the call every time he's gotten an opportunity this season, so there's no reason to think about adding him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hit 7-of-23 shots in win
    Isaiah Thomas hit just 7-of-23 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers, but also made all nine of his free throws en route to 25 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Not the most efficient night for IT2, but the free throws and lack of TOs were nice. He's having a big season, but his 37 percent shooting from the floor over his last five games is a bit of a buzzkill. Hopefully his shots start falling again sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Babbitt starting, Richardson to the bench
    Luke Babbitt will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Josh Richardson to the bench.

    Advice: Erik Spoelstra will role out a starting five of Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Babbitt, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside (knee) for Monday's game, and while Richardson will be coming off the bench, it's tough to envision a scenario where he doesn't exceed 30 minutes. Spoelstra is likely just bringing him off the bench to help infuse some offense into the second unit, so while Babbitt will start, Richardson remains the preferable fantasy target. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 3:50 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) running at 3/4 speed
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) was spotted going through some shooting drills on Monday.

    Advice: Aminu was running at roughly 75 percent speed in the half court and spotting up for 3-point shots, so this is another small step in the right direction. He's still a ways away however, and owners in standard leagues without an IR-spot may want to move on to healthier options. Ed Davis has been starting with Meyers Leonard seeing sporadic minutes, but neither of those guys are consistent enough to rely upon in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 1:13 pm
  • Chris McCullough sent down for D-League stint
    Chris McCullough has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: Unless your league rewards D-League call-ups and send-downs, McCullough isn't worth owning. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 11:31 am
  • Doug McDermott cleared for non-contact work
    Doug McDermott (concussion) has been cleared for non-contact work and shooting.

    Advice: He's been out for a few weeks and still doesn't have a clear return date, but this is a step in the right direction. Prior to going down, McDermott was averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 triples in 23.7 minutes per game, so he's only worth stashing in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 10:57 am
  • Larry Nance (thumb) gets 12 & 10 vs. Hawks
    Larry Nance (sprained right thumb) came off the bench on Sunday for a season-high 10 rebounds with 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting and three assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The thumb injury didn't inhibit Nance tonight and he crashed the glass with his usual gusto, getting four of his boards on the offensive end. He's a solid streaming option while Julius Randle is out, and he could hold value even after Randle returns. Nance isn't a great points-league option but his efficiency has secured top-100 value through L.A.'s first 17 games. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:50 pm
  • Kent Bazemore leads Hawks w/ 21 pts, 5 threes
    Kent Bazemore sank 8-of-16 shots including a 5-of-8 mark from deep to finish Sunday's game with a team-high 21 points in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks have struggled from the perimeter this season with 8.6 makes per game on 33.7 percent shooting, so they really need Bazemore to keep firing away from distance. He rounded out tonight's line with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:43 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore drops off w/ scoreless outing
    E'Twaun Moore had an evening to forget on Sunday, missing all four of his shot attempts to go scoreless with five rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Moore came in hot with combined 18-of-31 shooting in his past three games, but the bottom dropped out tonight. He's never been a great shooter (career 43.1 percent FGs) and his minutes have hovered in the mid-20s recently, so there should be higher-upside free agents available in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 7:30 pm
  • Rudy Gay posts 22/8/8 in win vs. Brooklyn
    Rudy Gay had a nice all-around game on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Long-time Kings writer Ailene Voisin reported this weekend that Gay "still wants out" of Sacramento, which is no surprise since he's already said he'll decline his 2017-18 player option. To his credit, Gay's dissatisfaction hasn't prevented him from returning top-40 value this season, averaging 19.5 points, 1.2 threes, 6.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 6:13 pm
  • Larry Nance (thumb) will play Sunday vs. ATL
    Larry Nance (sprained right thumb) will play on Sunday.

    Advice: Nance was listed as probable so this simply confirms his status, and his availability is good news with Julius Randle (hip) missing another game tonight. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:57 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores season-high 21 points
    P.J. Tucker moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and scored a season-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This was Tucker's 10th career game with 20-plus points, so don't expect the scoring to become a regular thing for the five-year veteran. He can, however, provide sneaky low-end value in deep leagues with his ability to contribute a little bit of everything to the box score, and with T.J. Warren still a few weeks away, he makes sense as a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:21 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 30 points with four treys
    Devin Booker scored 30 points on 11-of-27 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This was the 10th time that Booker has hit the 30-point plateau, and it was his forth time doing so this season. Scoring has never been an issue for the sharpshooter out of Kentucky, but doing so efficiently (41.6 percent shooting on the season), has been a bit of a problem. He also rarely contributes much on the defensive end, which is why he's only been a late-round guy on the year. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:12 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:06 pm
  • McCullough, Bennett available Sunday vs. SAC
    Chris McCullough and Anthony Bennett will be available to play Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Both guys played in the D-League today, so they could be in for some double duty tonight. Neither guy is a significant part of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 1:28 pm
  • P.J. Tucker starting, Knight to the bench
    P.J. Tucker will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, sending Brandon Knight to the bench.

    Advice: Tucker can rack up the steals when given the minutes, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer option with a favorable matchup against Denver tonight. Knight's value is going to take a bit of a hit with the move to the bench. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 11:51 am
  • Chris McCullough assigned to D-League
    Chris McCullough has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation right now, but that likely changes in a few months when the Nets are out of the playoff race. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 7:46 am
  • Rudy Gay 'still wants out' of Sacramento
    According to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, Rudy Gay "still wants out" of Sacramento.

    Advice: The Kings are off to a 6-10 start and Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi have all been linked to a move out of Sacramento. Gay told the Kings during the offseason that he was going to decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and it's pretty obvious that he won't re-sign, so the franchise could let him walk him for nothing unless they find a trade partner. For what it's worth, Gay has already been linked to the Thunder and the Heat this season. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 7:42 am
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