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  • Deron Williams packs stat sheet in win
    Deron Williams hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, six rebounds, nine assists and a steal in Tuesday's thrilling 99-98 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: Harrison Barnes scored 20 and Dirk Nowitzki had a 10 & 10 double-double in the win, and Williams has scored in double figures in four straight games. He's averaging 13 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five and should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan went off for 36 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (rest) got the night off and DeRozan's usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court, so it's no surprise that he feasted on the Nets. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal, hitting all 10 of his free throws. He didn't even attempt a 3-pointer, but that only makes this line even more impressive. Just make sure he's active for Wednesday's matchup vs. the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
  • Willie Reed scores 2 points in 16 minutes
    Willie Reed returned from a chest injury on Tuesday and hit 1-of-3 shots for two points and six rebounds in 16 minutes of a win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He was all the fantasy rage when Hassan Whiteside was out with an eye injury, but Whiteside is back and had 14 points and 15 rebounds tonight, rendering Reed useless. At least for now. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • 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 50 minutes ago
  • Goran Dragic flirts with triple-double in win
    Goran Dragic hit 8-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and six turnovers in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: The six turnovers were weird and matched James Harden's output in that category, but the rest of his game was stellar, as usual. As long as Dragic isn't traded, he should continue to rack up gaudy stats for the Heat. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
  • Justin Hamilton returns to bench, scores 9
    Justin Hamilton returned to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and one triple in 13 minutes.

    Advice: That's an impressive stat line in limited minutes, but Hamilton usually doesn't have much value while Brook Lopez is active. Lopez did tweak his right ankle in the loss, so put Hamilton on your radar in case Lopez misses Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • Montrezl Harrell plays 16 minutes on Tuesday
    Montrezl Harrell played just 16 minutes and hit 5-of-6 shots for 13 points, one rebound and no blocks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Clint Capela started, but played just nine minutes, while Harrell and Nene handled the center minutes off the bench. Nene had four points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes, but both players are going to take a hit once Capela gets his body back in NBA shape after missing 15 games with a broken leg. If you are ready to drop Harrell, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:08 pm
  • James Harden struggles for 13th triple-double
    James Harden hit just 12-of-30 shots, 4-of-15 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws for 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 13th triple-double of the season in Tuesday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: As much as Kevin Durant is constantly a model of efficiency, Harden tends to drift to the opposite side of the scale, and his six turnovers didn't help matters. But regardless of how poorly he's shooting the ball, he makes up for the poor FG percentage and TOs with a ton of points, boards, assists and a high volume free throw percentage. He also had two steals, but he would have traded the trip-dub for a win over an inferior team tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 pm
  • Clint Capela fails to score in return
    Clint Capela played for the first time in 15 games after a broken leg and started on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score in just nine minutes of action.

    Advice: The good news is that he's back and the bad news is that it will be baby steps for Capela as he works his way back into game shape. He's worth holding, but it may be a week or so before we see him return to form. He did have five rebounds and a block, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:03 pm
  • Corey Brewer fizzles again in start
    Corey Brewer started in place of Ryan Anderson (illness) Tuesday but hit just 2-of-5 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, one rebound, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's been awful as a starter (or otherwise) this season and was averaging just 3.8 points in his six previous starts. Anderson should be back soon, so Brewer's time as a starter should be short lived. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 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 Today, 6:27 pm
  • Nogueira (blurred vision) done for night
    Lucas Nogueira (blurred vision) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He has blurred vision in his left eye and will be re-evaluated again after the game. He was also being evaluated for a concussion, but we should know more about that soon. Paskal Siakam started the second half and Jakop Poeltl could play a bit more as well. Bebe finished with three points (a trey) and two rebounds in seven minutes. There are no great speculative pickups here. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:50 pm
  • Lucas Nogueira (head) goes to locker room
    Lucas Nogueira was playing well Tuesday before taking a hard forearm to the face, which caused him to leave the game and head to the locker room.

    Advice: He is undergoing the concussion protocol in the locker room, so hopefully we'll know more very soon. He easily walked off under his own power and looked OK, but don't make any roster moves until we know more. He had three points (a trey) and two rebounds in seven minutes before heading for the locker room. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:00 pm
  • Raymond Felton looking at a bump in minutes
    Raymond Felton is looking at a bump in minutes with Chris Paul (thumb surgery) out for the next 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Felton started the second half of Monday's game and looked great with 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting with six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes, and he averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. He's likely going to take over the starting role in Los Angeles and looks like a strong pickup in standard leagues. Austin Rivers also looks like a great pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:30 pm
  • Chris Paul (thumb surgery) out 6-8 weeks
    Chris Paul has a torn ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery and he is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: This is a brutal blow for the Clippers. With this report, we likely won't see Paul back until March at the earliest. Luckily, that's just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will both benefit and look like great pickups in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:14 pm
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  • Corey Brewer will start on Tuesday
    Corey Brewer will start in place of Ryan Anderson (illness) on Tuesday night vs. Miami.

    Advice: Brewer has started six games for the Rockets this season; however, his stats in those starts are not encouraging. He is averaging 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.6 minutes over those six contests. Brewer's overall numbers are down in 2016-17. He is averaging 4.1 points and has scored more than 10 points just once all season. He should see 20-plus minutes tonight but is still a risky play even as DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:06 pm
  • Larry Nance unlikely to return this week
    Luke Walton is that skeptical Larry Nance (knee) will be able to get back to the court this week.

    Advice: Nance recently went through some 1-on-1 work with Ivica Zubac, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team, and until that happens he won't be getting back to the court. As long as Nance is on the sidelines, Julius Randle will continue to see his playing time in the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:57 am
  • Aron Baynes (knee) does not practice Tuesday
    Aron Baynes (knee) did not practice Tuesday but expected to be able to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Baynes injury appears to be minor, but if he does miss time Boban Marjanovic would be the primary beneficiary. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:57 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be the third consecutive game Arthur has missed due to his latest knee pain. Kenneth Faried started and played a season-high 33 minutes on Monday. The Manimal will likely see extra minutes on Tuesday as well due to Arthur's absence. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:54 am
  • Embiid to remain on 28-min limit all season
    The Sixers expect Joel Embiid to remain on a 28-minute limit all season, according to coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: When asked if there was a possibility that the team would increase Embiid's minute cap or remove the limit altogether, Brown said: "I don't believe there is." Fantasy owners would obviously love to see The Process play more, but they obviously can't complain about the results thus far. The Sixers are wisely playing it safe with their franchise cornerstone, who has been consistently spectacular all season long. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:43 am
  • Joel Embiid (rest) probable for Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (rest) did not practice on Wednesday but is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Embiid is coming off yet another monster game on Monday, finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and five blocks. He has now scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, tying the NBA's all-time record for longest streak with at least 20 points while playing fewer than 30 minutes in each contest. As always, Trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:30 am
  • Gorgui Dieng (illness) back at practice Tues
    After missing Monday's practice, Gorgui Dieng (illness) was back on practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dieng is expected to be ready to roll on Tuesday night when the Wolves play the Spurs. Dieng is coming off one of his best games of the season, when he lit up the Mavs for a season high-21 points on 10-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:57 am
  • Nets assign Chris McCullough to D-League
    Chris McCullough has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: McCullough is not a part of the Nets rotation and has no fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:46 am
  • HOU's backup center will be based on matchups
    Clint Capela (knee) will start for Houston going forward, but his backup will likely be based on matchups most nights, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "Maybe the first guy off the bench will be a matchup consideration. Or if bulky centers give Clint a problem, I'll substitute early and get Nene in there. Or if we need energy today, maybe here comes Montrezl," said coach D'Antoni. Harrell averaged 14.6 points (on 68.3 percent shooting) and 4.9 rebounds in 27.4 minutes over the 14 games Capela missed due to his knee injury, but will obviously see a big hit to his playing time and production serving solely as a reserve. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 am
  • Clippers awaiting MRI on Chris Paul's thumb
    Chris Paul will receive an MRI on his injured left thumb on Tuesday.

    Advice: Paul sprained his thumb in the second quarter of the Clippers victory over OKC on Tuesday. Paul did miss time this preseason with a sprain to the same thumb. The good news is the X-rays came back clean and the injury is to his non-shooting hand. "We just have to hope for the best," coach Doc Rivers said. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers would see a big boost if CP3 is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:08 am
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  • Willie Reed (sternum) will play Tuesday
    Willie Reed (bruised sternum) is available to play Tuesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Outside of the four games Reed started when Hassan Whiteside was sidelined, Reed is averaging 11.9 minutes as a reserve in the 28 games he has played off the Miami bench this season. Reed's return could cut into James Johnson's minutes, as Miami wouldn't need JJ to backup Whiteside. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) will start Tuesday night
    Clint Capela (knee) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night in Miami, but will "probably" play fewer than 20 minutes.

    Advice: Capela will return after missing 15 games. Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that there will not be a minutes cap in place, but did say: "His condition being what it is, we'll keep him under 20 minutes, probably." Capela was averaging 24.5 minutes per game over Houston's first 28 games this season. Montrezl Harrell had played relatively well in Capela absence, but will now get bumped back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
  • Kelly Olynyk's aggressive play keys C's wins
    The Celtics have asked Kelly Olynyk to be aggressive and look for his shot more often.

    Advice: Olynyk had offseason surgery that kept him from participating in full basketball activities for the better part of six months. He is finally working his way back into optimal shape and has played well of late. He has scored at least 12 points in four of the Celtics last five games and has 41 points, 17 boards and six 3-pointers over his last two games. There is a chance he gets promoted to Boston's starting lineup, as coach Brad Stevens said, " I think he’s a good fit with Al (Horford)." Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) expected to play Tuesday
    Clint Capela (knee) is expected to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "I've been doing pretty good in the workouts by myself, sprinting, dunking. It all felt good," Capela said. He had been playing the best basketball of his career prior to the injury, which was initially projected to cost him 4-6 weeks. He is averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks - all career-highs. Make sure he is not floating around your league's waiver wire, as he was returning mid-round value over the first two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee): Tuesday status unknown
    The availability of Darrell Arthur (knee) for Tuesday’s game at the L.A. Lakers is unknown.

    Advice: Arthur missed his second consecutive game due to left knee soreness on Monday. He has missed a total of 10 games this season as a result of knee issues. "He only knows one speed," coach Mike Malone said. "When we (practice) hard he goes hardest. And his knee has a hard time withstanding that pounding. So I almost have to try to protect him from himself at times." Kenneth Faried played a season-high 33 minutes on Monday and would get a boost on Tuesday if Arthur is out. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 am
  • Jameer Nelson enjoys victory over the Magic
    Jameer Nelson said he had "extra incentive" playing against his former team, the Orlando Magic, on Monday night.

    Advice: Nelson left Orlando in 2014 but clearly isn't happy with the way the relationship ended. ""It just felt like certain people counted me out, but one thing I’m never going to do is count myself out," said Nelson. He finished with 18 points, four boards and four assists in 32 minutes on Monday. With Gary Harris (ankle) expected to miss Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, Nelson could be in line for extra playing time on Tuesday as well Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
  • Joel Embiid returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 am
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 with five triples
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points with five 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from the field in just 27 minutes, adding two assists, one rebound and two steals. Redick is rolling with averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.8 triples over his last five games, but expect his numbers to take a hit when Blake Griffin (knee) returns in the near future. Chris Paul (sprained thumb) picked up an injury tonight, but Redick won't benefit as much if CP3 misses time because his usage rate, true shooting percentage and offensive rating are lower when CP3 isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 on 7-of-7 shooting
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: Chris Paul left the game with a sprained left thumb and did not return, so Felton started the second half and added six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes. X-rays were negative on Paul's thumb, but he is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday at which point we will know if he needs to miss additional time. Felton looks like a nice speculative pickup with averages of 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Jordan scores 19 w/ 15 boards, 4 blocks
    DeAndre Jordan scored 19 points with 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He was coming off a monster 24-point game with 21 rebounds and two blocks on Saturday, so it's not a surprise that he demolished a Thunder frontcourt that was missing Steven Adams (concussion). He finished 7-of-8 from the field and a respectable 5-of-8 from the line in 30 minutes. Jordan has recorded 20+ rebounds four times through seven January games, but he will have his hands full on Thursday vs. the Wolves. In their previous meeting on Nov. 12, Jordan posted 18 points, 16 rebounds and a pair of blocks of steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • George Hill tweaks ankle in win over Suns
    George Hill 7-of-18 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes of Monday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: He left late in the game with a sprained ankle, but it doesn't appear to be serious and he wasn't noticeably limping after the game. Injuries have been a huge problem for Hill this season, so check to make sure he's good to go against the Mavericks on Friday against the Mavericks. The good news is that he has a full three days to recover before Friday's game. If he's out, Shelvin Mack would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
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  • X-rays negative on Chris Paul's thumb
    X-rays on Chris Paul's left thumb came back negative.

    Advice: This is awesome news because it means we can rule out any breaks. CP3 will have additional tests on Tuesday morning which will include an MRI, so hopefully we get more good news. For now, the Clippers have diagnosed him with a sprained left thumb and he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. If we learn that he will miss additional time, Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
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  • Chris Paul (sprained thumb) will not return
    Chris Paul sprained his left thumb on Monday vs. the Thunder and will not return.

    Advice: Paul banged knees with Russell Westbrook (CP3's knee is fine), but he also appeared to jam his thumb into Westy's side. The sprained thumb is likely something CP3 can play through since it's to his non-shooting hand, but we won't know for sure until after the game. The Clippers are leading by 17 points at half, so they might be playing it safe as well by holding him out. If he does need to miss time, both Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will be worth picking up in standard leagues. CP3 finished with eight points, six assists, three rebounds, one steal and two triples. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:51 pm
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  • Chris Paul (knee) goes to locker room
    Chris Paul banged right knees with Russell Westbrook and was not happy when he left the game, and headed straight for the locker room with just over two minutes left in the first half of Monday's game.

    Advice: CP3 might be fine, but his reaction (kicking the bench seats) and going straight to the locker room is a bit concerning. We'll get a halftime report on him and update his status, but as of now, CP3 should be considered questionable to return for the second half. If he's injured, a red-hot Austin Rivers gets even hotter, and Raymond Felton would see a big boost in playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
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  • Kelly Olynyk scores 15 off Boston bench
    Kelly Olynyk didn't replace Amir Johnson in the starting lineup on Monday, but did play through an ankle injury and hit 6-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Olynk is playing well right now and appears to be on the cusp of starting for Boston. But even if he continues to come off the bench, he's averaging 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 3-pointers while shooting 64 percent from the field in 26 minutes a game over his last five. He's a hot pickup in fantasy right now, even if he never does crack Boston's starting five. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:36 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Jameer Nelson had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game, which opened up extra playing time for Nelson, who has now scored in double-figures in three straight games. Harris is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, so Nelson could be in line for an uptick in playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) feeling good in workouts
    Clint Capela (knee) said that he's been sprinting and dunking during recent workouts, and it all felt good.

    Advice: Capela has been out of commission since Dec. 17, but he could return to the court for Tuesday's game against the Heat. The Rockets will make an official determination on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he's close enough to a return that he should be stashed in most leagues. He'll likely be eased back into things after the lengthy layoff, but once he's fully up to speed, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Joel Embiid scores 22 points in 28 minutes
    Joel Embiid played like an All-Star during a 113-104 win over the Bucks on Monday, making 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-18 from the line for 22 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and five blocks.

    Advice: He should've had a sixth block on a terrific swat on Jabari Parker, but the refs didn't feel the same way and called it a goaltend (video in link below). Embiid has gone to the line 32 times in 56 minutes over his last two and is arguably the most unstoppable center in the NBA these days. In the fourth, he had a 93.8 true shooting percentage, a 37.3 usage rate, a 145.1 offensive rating and 12 points in those 7.6 minutes. If you don't know, now you know. Trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:35 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starts the 2nd half sans Harris
    Jameer Nelson started the second half of Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Gary Harris suffered a right ankle injury just three minutes into the game and will not return, which prompted Nelson's move into the starting five. He has started in the past when Harris has hit the sidelines, so he could see a decent boost in value if Harris is forced into an extended absence, as should Jamal Murray and Will Barton. We'll let you know how Nelson does after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
  • Olynyk, Bradley will play Monday vs. Hornets
    Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) will play Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Olynyk got tripped up by a ball boy during Sunday's practice and rolled his ankle, but luckily the ankle tweak won't force him to spend any time on the sidelines. Bradley is likely going to start tonight, which will send Marcus Smart back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Joel Embiid starting, Okafor to the bench
    Joel Embiid (rest) will return to the starting lineup on Monday, sending Jahlil Okafor back to the bench.

    Advice: Embiid was rested on the second leg of a back-to-back set on Saturday, but he'll be back in action with his usual 28-minute workload for MLK day. Nerlens Noel will be serving as Embiid's backup today, so Okafor could have a tough time finding meaningful minutes. Embiid, however, is a must-start guy every time he takes the court. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 am
  • Reed (bruised sternum) probable Tuesday
    Willie Reed (bruised sternum) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Reed only plays minutes in the teens while Hassan Whiteside is healthy, but this does have a couple fantast implications. Luke Babbitt's minutes will take a hit with Reed back in the rotation and James Johnson won't have to spend a lot of time as the backup center. Reed is just a handcuff for Whiteside's owners in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 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
  • 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
  • Justin Hamilton swats career-high three shots
    Justin Hamilton started vs. the Rockets on Wednesday, posting a career-high three blocks with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, three boards and two assists in just 18 minutes.

    Advice: Brook Lopez was resting tonight and this highlights Hamilton's potential role should the Nets trade Lopez this season, even though his minutes were depressed due to the Rockets' small-ball attack, as well as the lopsided score. The Nets would likely get back draft picks and/or prospects if they dealt Lopez, rather than current rotation players, which might leave Hamilton as the default starting center. That's purely speculative at the moment, but he's worth keeping in the back of your mind -- just don't expect copious swats, as tonight's fluky total all came in the first quarter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:23 pm
  • Patrick Beverley posts all-around gem vs Nets
    Patrick Beverley got back on track during Sunday's game in Brooklyn, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Beverley played just 27 minutes in the blowout road win, and it was great to see his shot falling -- he averaged only 5.0 points on 25.0 percent shooting in his previous four games. In spite of the recent slump, Bev has been a terrific fantasy asset with career-high averages in boards (6.1), assists (4.4) and steals (1.5), to go along with 8.9 points and 1.6 threes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:10 pm
  • Corey Brewer plays 18 minutes on Sunday
    Corey Brewer played 18 minutes on Sunday without recording a single point, steal, block or 3-pointer.

    Advice: Brewer scored 15 points vs. the Hornets on Tuesday, but that was easily his season-high and it was just the third time he's cracked double-digits. He's a fantasy afterthought while James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Sam Dekker and Eric Gordon are all healthy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:09 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell gets 16 & 7 in start Sunday
    Montrezl Harrell logged 34 minutes as a starter on Sunday, making 6-of-9 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs to finish with 16 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: The bad news is that Clint Capela is nearing a return from his fractured fibula, and could play as soon as Tuesday's road game in Miami. Harrell has carved out a reliable spot in the rotation, but he's averaging just 16.2 minutes off the bench, as opposed to 26.6 minutes as a starter. The clock is ticking, though he's worth owning until we see how the rotation shakes out with Capela active. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:05 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points w/ five dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, to go with five rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors flexed their muscles in this one, going on a 21-2 run to open up the second half of action, which allowed Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll and DeRozan to watch the entire fourth quarter of action from the sidelines. The Raptors have what should be some easy wins coming up with a back-to-back set against the Nets (Tuesday) and 76ers (Wednesday), so DeRozan's minutes could be on the lower spectrum to open up Week-13. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:46 pm
  • Deron Williams double-doubles w/ two steals
    Deron Williams scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with 10 assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers, two steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Williams has been playing very well in his past three outings, owning averages of 15.7 points, 9.7 dimes, 2.7 triples, 1.0 steal and 2.7 turnovers per game on 57.6 percent shooting, which has been good enough for mid-round value. However, the sky-high field goal percentage is unsustainable, and Williams is definitely a guy that could be rested down the stretch with the Mavs sitting on a 13-27 record, so owners may want to use this hot streak to try and sell high on the oft-injured point guard. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:19 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores season-high 21 points
    Gorgui Dieng scored a season high-21 points on 10-of-12 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 loss to the Mavericks, adding eight rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Dieng was en fuego on the offensive end, as he regularly abused Dirk Nowitzki on his post ups. This was a nice bounce-back game after Friday's four-point, 1-of-10 shooting disaster, and while owners shouldn't expect this sort of offensive output on most nights, Dieng's steady stream of defensive statistics with solid shooting percentages has his him churning out steady mid-round value on the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:02 pm
  • Justin Hamilton will start Sunday vs. Houston
    Justin Hamilton will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockets, with Brook Lopez (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: Hamilton has been hit-or-miss in his three starts this season, owning averages of just 5.7 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 1.0 triple on 31.6 percent shooting over 23.3 minutes per game, so he's not much more than a punt play in daily leagues. Head coach Kenny Atkinson also said that Luis Scola and Quincy Acy will get some minutes with Lopez out, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:23 pm
  • Chris McCullough recalled from the D-League
    Chris McCullough has been recalled from the D-League.

    Advice: He'll return to being a bench warmer for the Nets tonight. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:20 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) out Monday vs. Magic
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: It's always something with this guy, and Monday will mark his second straight game on the sidelines. Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will likely split his limited minutes, which doesn't mean all that much. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:48 am
  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) doesn't practice Sunday
    Kelly Olynyk rolled his right ankle when he was tripped up by a ball boy while going through some shooting drills on Sunday, and he was unable to participate in the remainder of the practice.

    Advice: At the moment, It's unclear how severe this ankle injury is, but for now we'll have to consider Olynyk questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets. If he's out, his playing time will be divvied up between Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:19 am
  • Willie Reed (sternum) limited at practice Sun
    Willie Reed (bruised sternum) was a limited participant during Sunday's practice.

    Advice: "During the non-contact part, there was some soreness," Reed said. "All in all, I’m fine. We’re just going to see how it feels when you take a blow to it. That’s the biggest key." With Reed on the sidelines, James Johnson has been forced into heavy minutes, earning some run at the five-spot in small ball lineups when Hassan Whiteside goes to the bench. Reed isn't worth a roster spot anywhere. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:14 am
  • Chris McCullough assigned to D-League
    Chris McCullough has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: He will eventually get some burn on the Nets at some point after the All-Star break, but he has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:17 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday
    Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday vs. the Heat or Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has missed about one month of action, but the big man is scheduled to go through practice on Monday. It's fair to assume that Capela will have restrictions right out of the gate, but he shouldn't be sitting on your waiver wire with season averages of 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Montrezl Harrell is now a drop candidate in most leagues, while Nene loses a lot of value as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Chris Paul scores 20 with 13 dimes in win
    Chris Paul scored 20 points during a 113-97 win over the Lakers on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Clippers are back and it obviously has a lot to do with Chris Paul. Since he's returned, they have won all four games with CP3 averaging 17.8 points, 6.0 boards, 12.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 treys. He's arguably the best point guard in fantasy when he's healthy. Also, there was a really sweet dime from CP3 to DeAndre Jordan (slow motion video in link below). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:47 pm
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  • DeAndre Jordan drops 24 & 21 with 9 dunks
    DeAndre Jordan put on a dunking highlight reel against the Lakers on Saturday, making 12-of-13 from the field for 24 points with 21 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: If you liked dunks, this was the game for you. DJ dunked the ball an incredible nine times in this win with several beautiful lobs from Chris Paul. This was Jordan's seventh game with a 20/20 as a Clipper, which ties Elton Brand for the most in franchise history. It was also his 37th 20-plus board game to pass Kevin Garnett for the ninth most since 1983-84. He has the lob and rebounding things down pat. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:34 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 points vs. Lakers
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This wasn't really a garbage-time special for Felton in a very impressive game. He also played next to Chris Paul for eight minutes today, which is close to double his average in the 20 previous games they were paired together. Felton has been hanging around top-150 value in his last 10, but that's still close to his ceiling while CP3 is healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:19 pm
  • Larry Nance playing some 1-on-1
    Larry Nance (knee) played 1-on-1 against Ivica Zubac on Saturday.

    Advice: Nance said he won 5-0, but Zubac said the score was 5-3 and he let Nance win to help his confidence. It looks like Nance has an excellent chance to return at some point this month, perhaps even in the next week. He's worth a stash in deep leagues with the Lakers looking to their youth more often. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:46 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
  • Joel Embiid (rest) will not play Saturday
    As expected, Joel Embiid (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: As had been the plan all along, the Sixers will sit out their budding star on the second night of a back-to-back. It will be interesting to see how coach Brett Brown handles the void left by Embiid. Nerlens Noel has found his groove playing with the second unit, and Brown may, therefore, choose to have Noel come off the bench Saturday as well. This means we may get a look at Jahlil Okafor, who has played just once this month. Richaun Holmes is the other candidate to draw a start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:34 am
  • George Hill scores 22 w/ five 3-pointers
    George Hill scored 22 points with five 3-pointers in Friday's blowout win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He shot a blistering 8-of-13 from the field with four rebounds, one assist and one turnover, but only played 27 minutes due to the lopsided score. Hill is averaging 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.8 triples over his last four games since returning from a concussion, but all he has to do now is stay on the court. He's been a top-30 player in standard leagues when you don't factor in the games he's missed. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:09 pm
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  • Aron Baynes scores two points in start
    Aron Baynes started on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He had zero rebounds but somehow managed to block four shots. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the Pistons started Baynes to match up with Utah's frontcourt, so he will likely return to the bench against the Lakers on Sunday regardless of KCP's status. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Corey Brewer goes back to his old role
    Corey Brewer scored six points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: If you were using Brewer while Eric Gordon was out, go ahead and cut him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Pat Beverley has a light scoring game
    Patrick Beverley scored six points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is still playing through some wrist soreness, which may explain why he missed all three shots from deep. Beverley was still putting up mid-round value before this wrist issue, so his owners should exercise some patience. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk gets hot, scores 26 points
    Kelly Olynyk was on fire against the Hawks on Friday, making 9-of-11 from the field for a season-high 26 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He started the third quarter with coach Brad Stevens going with the hot hand after KO scored 18 in the first half. On top of that 100.0 effective field goal percentage, Olynyk's defense was very good on the low block to help Horford. Coach Brad Stevens lives on the hot hand, so Olynyk is going to be up and down. He's only worth an add if he was on your short list before this gem. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng makes just 1-of-10
    Gorgui Dieng made 1-of-10 from the field for four points with three rebounds, two assists and five fouls in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: He's actually been a terrific shooter lately, making 54.4 percent from the field over his last 19. This bad game comes on two really rough ones with 25.5 minutes per game, so there's a good chance this is the low point. Plus, the Wolves are talking up Nemanja Bjelica. This may be the best chance to buy low on him. His owners should obviously stick with him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Bebe blocks four shots in win
    Lucas Nogueira scored 10 points with nine rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 30 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He has been great when teams attack him as a weak-side helper and with his 2.0 blocks per game in just 26.4 minutes per game over his last five. For what it's worth, the Nogueira and Jonas Valanciunas lineup didn't even work today in this blowout win with a -6.9 net rating in 12 minutes, and it's only a so-so +2.2 in their last 15 games -- used in seven games in that span. Bebe should still be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:21 pm
  • TTP: Embiid scores 24, 76ers win 3 in a row
    Joel Embiid scored 24 points in a 102-93 win over the Hornets on Friday, adding eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he will not play on Saturday against the Wizards. Embiid has just been insane with at least 20 points in eight straight despite his minutes limit and going to the line 14 times helped him tonight. Plus, his 76ers now have the longest active winning streak in the Eastern Conference with three games. He's already elite in his rookie season. Just quickly on the off-court stuff, The Process also came out in the starting lineups to the WWE's Triple H's theme music and spit his water out like the wrestler does before matches (video in link below). Yes, this is about basketball. As always, trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:36 pm
  • Aron Baynes will start vs. the Jazz
    Aron Baynes will draw the start next to Andre Drummond on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Many were expecting Stanley Johnson to start in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder), but it does make some sense to start Baynes to match up with Derrick Favors. Despite the starting label, Baynes is only worth a look in very deep leagues in the short term. Coach Stan Van Gundy said on Thursday that Boban Marjanovic will be his backup center going forward, so he should be in the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk starts 2nd half for Johnson
    Kelly Olynyk started the second half in place of Amir Johnson on Friday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Olynyk was rolling in the first half with 18 points and four treys, so coach Brad Stevens is going to go with the hot hand in the second half. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 pm
  • Lucas Nogueira getting the start at PF
    Lucas Nogueira is getting the start at power forward against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Going with Bebe against the NBA's fastest team is an interesting move, so we'll see how it works for the Raptors. He's made two previous starts at PF, averaging 6.5 points, 7.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:13 pm
  • Joel Embiid on a 28-minute limit again
    Joel Embiid (ankle) will have a 28-minute limit against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The 76ers will be limiting him for the foreseeable future and he is not expected to play on Saturday. Embiid has been awesome in his last seven games, posting a 37.9 usage rate and an 58.4 true shooting percentage -- also a 16.3 rebound rate. He could have a monster game tonight with the Hornets not having the personnel to stop him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:20 pm
  • Deron Williams calls the game in the fourth
    Deron Williams called the plays in the fourth quarter on Thursday night.

    Advice: D-Will was in a serious groove in the first three quarters as a scorer, but he actually didn't have any points in eight fourth-quarter minutes. Plus, the Mavs were -21.9 in net rating during that time, so technically it didn't work. Among players with fewer than 31 minutes per game, Williams ranks first in touch time per game, so this is a positive for him. He's worth owning in all leagues while he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:51 pm
  • Chris Paul has excused absence on Friday
    Chris Paul had an excused absence during Friday's practice, but he will play vs. the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: There's nothing to worry about here. CP3 continues to rack up elite fantasy value with extraordinary efficiency, including 4.2 assists for every turnover. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:09 am
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  • Orlando expressed interest in Goran Dragic
    The Orlando Magic, among other teams, have expressed interest in Goran Dragic, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: Dragic will surely be one of the names that are bandied about over the next month, in the lead-up to February's trade deadline. It's hard to imagine a scenario that is more fantasy-friendly to Dragic than the situation in Miami right now. Dragic is the offensive focal point for the short-handed Heat. His Usage Rate of 26.5 represents a career high. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 am
  • Willie Reed (sternum) will not play Friday
    Willie Reed (bruised sternum) will not play in Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Reed is averaging 11.9 minutes in non-starts this season, backing up Hassan Whiteside. The Heat don't have another true center on the roster. With Reed not available on Friday, Udonis Haslem may see more minutes behind Whiteside. The more intriguing outcome, from a fantasy perspective, would be Miami playing small-ball, with James Johnson seeing additional minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:46 am
  • Joel Embiid (ankle) remains probable Friday
    Joel Embiid (ankle) went through shootaround and said he expects to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Embiid said the ankle he tweaked on Wednesday night feels "fine." The plan is to play Embiid on Friday and then rest him Saturday. Embiid has scored at least 20 points in seven straight games and is averaging 23.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over that stretch. Make sure he is locked in starting lineups for Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:25 am
  • Deron Williams his 9-of-15 shots for dub-dub
    Deron Williams hit 9-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 23 points and 12 assists in Thursday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: This was just his second double-double of the season and it's not surprising, given how bad the Suns are against opposing guards. He's played in 25 straight games and the Mavs have five more on the schedule before a back-to-back on Jan. 25-26. He may sit in one of those, but Williams looks good to go for another week or so. He's got another good matchup on Sunday against Ricky Rubio and the Timberwolves. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:36 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
  • 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
  • Chris McCullough gets called back up
    The Nets recalled Chris McCullough on Thursday.

    Advice: He just scored 37 points in the D-League today, but he's still way behind where he should be as an NBA player. With the Nets struggling, maybe they turn McCullough loose at some point, but that won't be for a while. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Willie Reed (sternum) questionable for Friday
    Willie Reed (bruised sternum) is questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: He did not practice and was in sweats for the session on Thursday. Reed has been in the rotation as a straight backup to Hassan Whiteside, but likely won't play more than 15 minutes most nights. If he's out, Udonis Haslem could be next man up or the Heat could use James Johnson at the five more. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:29 pm
  • Darrell Arthur will not play on Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are somewhat healthy besides Arthur, so he wasn't a lock to be in the rotation anyway. Kenneth Faried could see some minutes at power forward tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:30 am
  • Joel Embiid (left ankle) probable for Friday
    Joel Embiid (left ankle) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets, but will not play on Saturday vs. the Hornets on the second night of a back-to-back.

    Advice: He missed practice on Thursday to get treatment on his tweaked left ankle, but the 76ers are just being cautious. Embiid briefly left Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks, but returned in the second half and finished with 21 points (7-of-20 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), a career-high 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes. Owners of The Process can expect to have him in their lineups on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Darrell Arthur (leg) questionable Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) is questionable for Thursday's game for the Pacers.

    Advice: Of course he is. Nikola Jokic is returning from an illness anyways, so Arthur will be irrelevant in most fantasy leagues with his move back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:42 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) says he feels good
    Clint Capela (leg) said he's feeling good and he remains on pace to return in the next week or two.

    Advice: "My legs feel good. My quickness, I can run, stuff like that," Capela said. "Right now, I just take it day-after-day working out. I'm on schedule for four-to-six weeks (original timetable), like they said before. My workout is getting better, really better." As long as you're OK with his 44.6 percent shooting from the free throw line, Capela is worth stashing after averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks before going down. Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value when Capela is cleared. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:48 am
  • J.J. Redick: 22 pts w/ season-high five dimes
    J.J. Redick scored 22 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs vs. the Magic on Wednesday, adding a season-high five assists and six rebounds in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Redick's six rebounds were his second-highest total of the season, trailing only Sunday's total of seven boards, and he's been terrific in the month of January. He added three 3-pointers and one block without a single turnover tonight, and needs to be started in all leagues until (or unless) he cools off. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Raymond Felton hits 4-of-6 shots in 16 mins
    Raymond Felton came off the bench vs. Orlando on Wednesday, making 4-of-6 shots to finish with eight points and three boards in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Felton started L.A.'s last game, but he returned to the second unit with Austin Rivers healthy tonight. Felton can be ignored in most leagues, but he's an interesting streaming play when injuries strike L.A.'s backcourt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:31 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan grabs 20 boards in home win
    DeAndre Jordan helped the Clippers earn their fifth straight victory on Wednesday, racking up 20 rebounds to go along with 10 points, three blocks, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Jordan has been getting tips from Kevin Garnett, who is serving as a Clippers' team consultant. "Any pointers he can give me and tips are great," Jordan said. "I just want to be a student whenever he’s here." Jordan already has an NBA-leading six games with 20+ boards this season, and tonight's game moved him past Shaq into a tie for the ninth-most 20+ rebound games in NBA history. He's tied with none other than Kevin Garnett. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:27 pm
  • Chris Paul racks up 18/7/6 w/ four steals Wed
    Chris Paul logged 33 minutes during Wednesday's victory, finishing with 18 points (6-of-13 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), seven boards, six assists, four steals and one block.

    Advice: This is CP3's highest playing time since returning from a strained hamstring three games ago. Doc Rivers said after Sunday's game, "I think [Paul] is good, but we are [regulating his minutes] anyway." His 33 minutes tonight exceed his season average of 31.4 per game, so any restriction appears to have been lifted. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:26 pm
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  • Gorgui Dieng's minutes wane in past two games
    Gorgui Dieng's playing time was down for the second straight game on Wednesday, as he scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting with two boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes of action.

    Advice: Dieng logged 25 minutes vs. Dallas on Monday and he hasn't been in foul trouble in either game. Shabazz Muhammad's stellar play is the apparent cause of his dip, and it doesn't help that the struggling Wolves won the past two games. He's been a steady mid-round value and his owners shouldn't panic -- if anything, this could develop into a buy-low opportunity. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell starts, logs 20 minutes
    Montrezl Harrell earned another start vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, chipping in nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five boards, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Since Clint Capela's first DNP on Dec. 20, Harrell has averaged 14.8 points on 69.5 percent shooting, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.4 steals. The limited minutes tonight were due to foul trouble and he's worth deploying for now, despite the constant threat from Nene (nine points in 15 minutes). Just keep in mind that Capela is progressing well and could return in late January. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) scoreless in 34 mins
    Patrick Beverley had four assists, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, but he also failed to score while missing all five of his shot attempts.

    Advice: Bev has been dealing with a wrist injury since late December, and he's repeatedly emphasized how much it hurts, but he continues to tough it out. He's a gladiator and we're leaving him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Corey Brewer plays 27 minutes off bench
    Corey Brewer played 27 minutes off Houston's bench on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with one 3-pointer, two boards, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Eric Gordon (sprained left big toe) wasn't available tonight, so there were more bench minutes available for Houston's wing players. Gordon wasn't traveling for this game and isn't a lock to play on Friday, but even if he sits Brewer isn't a great streaming option vs. the Grizzlies' defense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Raymond Felton headed to bench Wednesday
    Raymond Felton will likely shift to the bench with Austin Rivers returning to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rivers missed Sunday's game with the flu but he's healthy tonight, so the veteran Felton's minutes should take a significant hit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
  • Chris McCullough sent down for D-League stint
    Chris McCullough has been assigned to Brooklyn's D-League affiliate.

    Advice: McCullough does a lot of this, but he's rarely in the rotation for the Nets. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 am
  • The Willie Reed party is over in Miami
    Willie Reed played just 11 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, going 1-of-4 with four points, four rebounds and a block.

    Advice: He was pretty fun to own while Hassan Whiteside missed four games with an eye injury, but the party is over, as Whiteside has been back for two games and had 28 points and 20 rebounds tonight. Feel free to handcuff Reed if you own Whiteside, but he should generally be dropped for a hot free agent now that Whiteside is back and killing it. But if Whiteside gets traded, Reed could suddenly have a lot of value again. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:10 pm
  • George Hill goes for 13 & 7 in win
    George Hill hit 5-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's 100-92 win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He's been back for three games and is averaging 15.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 3-pointers since his return. Now owners just need to get Hill back in the lineup and hope he doesn't go down again. After a very hot start to the season, Hill missed all but two December games with a concussion and a toe injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
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  • Corey Brewer gets loose for 15 points
    Corey Brewer hit 7-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, five rebounds and a steal off the bench on Tuesday.

    Advice: Before you get excited, keep in mind that Brewer had scored a grand total of eight points over his last four games and that Eric Gordon sat this one out with sprained left toe. If Gordon (day-to-day) doesn't miss any more time, Brewer should fade away just as quickly as he arrived tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Monrezl Harrell plays well again Tuesday
    Montrezl Harrell started over Nene and hit 5-of-5 shots for 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in Tuesday's win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Harrell's spot in the starting lineup is shaky, as Mike D'Antoni flips him in and out with Nene based on matchups. Harrell had 28 points, five boards and a block on Sunday and then played well again tonight in 29 minutes. Starting or coming off the bench really doesn't matter at this point and Harrell is worth owning as long as Clint Capela is out with a broken fibula. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:10 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
  • Lucas Nogueira fills stat sheet in win
    Lucas Nogueira played 21 minutes and hit 3-of-4 shots for seven points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Nogueira doesn't score much, but is averaging 4.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over his last five games. Maybe you can use him in a Roto league if you need blocks, but his lack of scoring makes him hard to roster in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:30 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores season-high 41
    DeMar DeRozan hit 16-of-29 shots and a 3-pointer for a season-high 41 points, a season-high 13 rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 114-106 win over the Celtics.

    Advice: This was just the second double-double of the season for DeRozan but he didn't have a rebound or block tonight. This was also his first game with a 3-pointer since Dec. 18, which is why he's not a more fantasy beast on most nights. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:27 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk playing well for Celtics
    Backup center Kelly Olynyk hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, four rebounds and a block in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Oly also had 12 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Saturday, as Tyler Zeller continues to sit with an illness. Olynyk is far from being a must-own player, but with Zeller missing four straight games, Olynyk is worth keeping a close eye on right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:15 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell starting, Nene to bench
    Montrezl Harrell will start on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, sending Nene back to the bench.

    Advice: Harrell is coming off a monster 28-point game with five boards and a block, but coach Mike D'Antoni is going to base his starting lineups on the matchups until Clint Capela (leg) returns. In case it's not obvious, Harrell is a much better option than Nene regardless of whether or not he starts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:58 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
  • Nets recall Chris McCullough from D-League
    The Nets have recalled Chris McCullough from the D-League, and he'll be available to play Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: McCullough rarely earns meaningful minutes in Brooklyn, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all settings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:19 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) on track in his recovery
    Clint Capela (knee) is on track to return to the court by mid-to-late January.

    Advice: Capela is currently in Week-3 of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so if he meets the early end of the timetable we could see him back as soon as January 17, with the latest possible return date being January 31. With a punting free throws strategy, Capela was a top-50 asset in 9-cat leagues prior to going down, so he's worth stashing if he's a fit for your team and you can sustain the dead roster space. Once Capela gets back to the court, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:38 am
  • Justin Hamilton says his vision has improved
    Justin Hamilton revealed that he "couldn’t see anything" a couple weeks ago because he got the wrong prescription for his contacts.

    Advice: "I just started noticing when I was getting the migraines and we were trying to figure out what was going on. We figured out it was my vision,’’ Hamilton said. "We were trying to get the right prescription. Right after the [Dec. 23] Cleveland game. Christmas Eve I got finally the right prescription for both eyes." That explains his recent improvement as Hamilton has scored 16 points in two out of his last three games. He's trending up and does have nice upside, but he's not worth owning in standard leagues just yet. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 8:24 am
  • Luol Deng (biceps) looks fine in 31 minutes
    Luol Deng (right biceps tendinitis) scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Deng was on the injury report as 'probable' but there was never any doubt about his status. Deploy him as usual vs. the Blazers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:42 pm
  • Aron Baynes (ankle) plays six minutes Sunday
    Aron Baynes (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with two points and one rebound in six minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons got some unexpected rest when Saturday's game was postponed, but both team's schedules allowed for an immediate make-up date. Baynes barely saw the court tonight because Andre Drummond played a whopping 52 minutes in the double-OT win, and he faces a renewed challenge from Boban Marjanovic. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:24 pm
  • George Hill scores 15 pts in loss to Memphis
    George Hill scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in a sloppy loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: Hill recently returned from a concussion and severe facial laceration, but the fact that he played in back-to-back games confirms he's fine. Utah's prized offseason acquisition has been awesome when healthy this season, posting early-round roto value, and his owners just have to hope he avoids another fluky injury. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:03 pm
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  • Lucas Nogueira plays 13 minutes off bench
    Lucas Nogueira came off the bench on Sunday with four points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Norman Powell started and this was purely a matchup-based switch by coach Dwane Casey, as a Nogueira/Jonas Valanciunas frontcourt stood no chance defensively. Patrick Patterson (knee) also returned tonight, and Jared Sullinger (foot) is advancing in his recovery, but Nogueira deserves some patience if you need boards, blocks and FG%. He played 42 minutes on Saturday, after all, and should settle somewhere between these two extremes. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:27 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell hits 12-of-13 FGs, scores 28
    Montrezl Harrell was almost perfect on Sunday, making 12-of-13 field goals to finish with 28 points, five boards and one block in 26 bench minutes.

    Advice: Harrell was decisive with the ball tonight and his confidence seemed to grow with every make, helping Houston earn a 34-23 advantage in the decisive fourth quarter. His minutes have been safe since Clint Capela fractured his fibula, and he's well worth owning as a productive big man -- after tonight's shooting display, he's shooting an impressive 64-of-93 (68.8 percent) in Houston's previous 10 games. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:00 pm
  • Aron Baynes is available for Sunday vs. POR
    Aron Baynes (ankle) is available for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Baynes has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. During his absence, Boban Marjanovic served as the primary back for Andre Drummond and coach Stan Van Gundy said that he would get another opportunity to play the same role. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:46 pm
  • Raymond Felton hits 3-of-11 shots in start
    Raymond Felton started on Sunday sans Austin Rivers (flu) and scored seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with seven boards, five assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Clippers are off until Wednesday, so there's a good chance Rivers will be fully recovered by then, which would likely queue the end of Felton's run with the starting unit. Felton isn't worth owning in most leagues while J.J. Redick and Chris Paul are healthy. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:16 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 25 points with four treys
    J.J. Redick scored 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and just one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Triples and efficient scoring, that's what Redick does. Amongst guards, Redick ranks in the top-10 in true shooting percentage at 61.2, the top-4 in 3-point percentage (44.1) and with 97 total triples on the year, he ranks in the top-12 in 3-points made. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:13 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan hauls in 18 rebounds in win
    DeAndre Jordan pulled down 18 rebounds during Sunday's win over the Heat, to go with seven points, one block and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is your prototypical DJ-line with him going 2-of-4 from the field and 3-of-8 from the charity stripe. Jordan's blocks are slightly down this season with him swatting away just 1.7 shots a night, although he still has plenty of time to turn that trend around. Jordan sits amongst the top-5 in true shooting percentage at 65.3, and when you discount his horrific free throw shooting he's a top-20 stud. Once the blocks start to climb, he'll be back in the first-round equation (punting free throws). Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:06 pm
  • Chris Paul posts 19-point, 18-assist dub-dub
    Chris Paul posted a monster 19-point, 18-assist double-double during Sunday's win over the Heat, adding six rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover in just 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: In typical CP3 fashion, he went 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a sterling 72.0 true shooting percentage on the evening. He also become just the 10th player in NBA history to amass 8,000 career assists, and with 806 games played over his 12-year career, he also became the third-fastest player to reach the 15,000-point, 8,000-dime plateau. He currently ranks No. 7 overall in 9-cat leagues, but he could easily be a top-3 option after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 3:53 pm
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  • Willie Reed grabs 10 boards in 17 minutes
    Willie Reed returned to the bench on Sunday, going 2-of-6 from the field on his way to four points, 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Hassan Whiteside (eye) logged 31 minutes as a starter, so it's going to be tough for Reed to be much of a factor in fantasy hoops operating as Whiteside's backup. You could justify handcuffing him to Whiteside, but Reed isn't worth owning in most scenarios while Hassan is healthy. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 3:44 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 24 points with five dimes
    Goran Dragic scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting Sunday, to go with two 3-pointers, five boards, five assists, one steal and five turnovers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic was forced into heavy minutes with Josh Richardson (foot) hitting the sidelines, and if Richardson is forced into an extended absence, Dragic is going to be forced into a heavy workload for the injury-ridden Heat. Dragic's 3.1 turnovers per game have weighed him down to a seventh-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues, but he's a top-50 stud in the 8-cat format. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 3:12 pm
  • Lucas Nogueira shifts to bench Sunday
    Lucas Nogueira will come off the bench vs. Houston on Sunday.

    Advice: Nogueira logged 42 minutes as a starter on Saturday but the matchup doesn't play to his strengths, so a sharp reduction can be expected. Patrick Patterson's return from a knee injury is another threat to Nogueira's role, but he's still worth holding as a blocks specialist. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 2:50 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell will come off the bench Sun
    Montrezl Harrell will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Raptors, with Nene drawing the start.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni described the move as a matchup-based decision, but his minutes and production haven't fluctuated all that much whether he's starting or coming off the bench. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:14 pm
  • Raymond Felton will start sans Rivers vs. MIA
    Raymond Felton will enter the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Heat, with Austin Rivers (flu) unavailable.

    Advice: Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan will join Felton in the starting lineup for today's game, but with Paul and Redick healthy and set to take on most of the offensive burden, Felton isn't all that attractive of a fantasy target despite the increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:19 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) to return in two weeks?
    The Lakers expect Larry Nance (knee) to return in about two weeks.

    Advice: He's progressing nicely and recently resumed shooting, so he's on schedule with his rehab. With the Lakers sliding in the standings, Nance could have a strong finish to the season. He's only worth stashing in deeper leagues and dynasty formats for now, but that will once his return is imminent. Thomas Robinson could fall out of the rotation when Nance returns. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:09 am
  • Heat's asking price for Dragic is 'too high'
    The Heat's asking price for Goran Dragic is still "too high" to encourage any serious trade discussions according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: There is still plenty of time for the Heat to lower their price, and it's no secret that dealing Dragic for younger pieces and a draft pick(s) would speed up their rebuild. A trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing because there are a lot of teams that could use an upgrade at the point, but on the other hand this means that Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson (foot) should be owned in all standard leagues. Dragic is on the books through the 2019-20 season, so the Heat aren't just going to give him away. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:52 am
  • Willie Reed will come off the bench Sunday
    Willie Reed will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Hassan Whiteside (eye) will be returning from a four-game absence, but Reed won't be completely irrelevant because the Heat are going to ease him back into action. Reed averaged 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 blocks in four starts, so Whiteside's owners in deeper leagues should consider owning him as a handcuff. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:20 am
  • Lucas Nogueira plays 42 mins in OT loss
    Lucas Nogueira scored nine points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in a season-high 42 minutes in Saturday’s 118-123 overtime loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: He got his second start in a row as Patrick Patterson (knee) sat out for the fourth consecutive game. So long as Pat Pat is sidelined, Bebe should continue to see an increased role. Fantasy owners in need of rebounds and blocks, can add Nogueira. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:17 pm
  • George Hill plays 33 minutes in return
    George Hill played 33 minutes in his return to the lineup during a 94-92 win over the Wolves on Saturday, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: What happened to the minutes limit? He played the entire fourth quarter despite the talk of him only playing 3-5 minute stints. The performance side of things has certainly been there with his second-round value per game on the season. Plus, the Jazz are an impressive 11-3 with G-Hill in the lineup. He really just needs to stay on the court and there's a good chance he will after a litany of strange injuries this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:52 pm
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  • DeMar DeRozan scores team-high 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in Saturday’s overtime loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: DeRozan got off to a quick hot start and that set the tone for the night. This marked the eighth consecutive game with at least 20 points and his second 30+ point game during that stretch. The valiant effort was not enough to get his team a win. Next on the schedule is the Rockets, who allow the second most fantasy points per game to shooting guards. The last time he faced them, he scored 24 points with nine dimes, five boards and two steals. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:46 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores 10 points in 24 minutes
    Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start against the Thunder on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: With Kenneth Faried playing the five and Wilson Chandler sliding over in some bigger lineups, Arthur had a terrific chance at minutes for this game. He will likely see a decrease in playing time once Nikola Jokic (illness) is healthy again. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:58 pm
  • Darrell Arthur in the starting lineup vs. OKC
    Darrell Arthur will start at power forward against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: That means Kenneth Faried should be playing most of his minutes at the center spot because Wilson Chandler will play almost all four. Arthur is likely only looking at around 15-20 minutes tonight, so he's not a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 4:51 pm
  • Lucas Nogueira getting another start vs. CHI
    Lucas Nogueira will get another start against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: With Pat Patterson (knee) out again, it makes sense to go big against Taj Gibson. The Raptors had some success with their big lineup on Thursday in a win over the Jazz. Noguiera posted a solid line of four points, six boards, three assists and two blocks. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 4:27 pm
  • George Hill getting the start on Saturday
    George Hill (concussion) will get the start against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he's likely only going to get stints in the 3-5 minutes range, so he's likely going to be capped at 20 minutes. That means Shelvin Mack should still be able to get around 20 minutes, but is still not a fantasy option. Hill should be starting in all leagues and hopefully he can stay on the court this time around. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 4:14 pm
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  • George Hill will see limited playing time
    George Hill (concussion) likely will play him in 3-5 minute stints instead of 8-9 on Saturday night against the Wolves.

    Advice: He'll likely get either three or four stints, so Hill is likely only looking at 15-20 minutes tonight. He had his sutures out on Friday and was fitted for a mouthpiece, as well. Hill isn't a DFS option tonight, but owners in season-long leagues should get him back in their lineups. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 3:59 pm
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  • Darrell Arthur will play on Saturday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is available to play on Saturday against the Thunder.

    Advice: The Nuggets put him on the injury report basically every game, so he should be good considered close to 100 percent. With Nikola Jokic (illness) out, Arthur could get minutes in the low 20s. He's hurt too often to be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 3:02 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) probable for Sunday
    Luol Deng (biceps) is probable to play against the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: He was terrific on Friday with 19 points and there is no word of a setback, so Deng should be all set for the late game. The Lakers are only three games out of the eighth seed, which is a big reason Deng's minutes haven't dropped. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:37 pm
  • George Hill cleared to play on Saturday night
    George Hill (lip, concussion) has been cleared to play in Saturday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: He has gone through each step of the concussion protocol and has been symptom-free in the process. Hill suffered his concussion on Saturday and missed the last three games. He may have a slight limit on his minutes tonight, but obviously go ahead and get him in your lineup. Shelvin Mack takes a bit hit. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 12:17 pm
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  • Aron Baynes goes through shootaround
    Aron Baynes (ankle) went through shootaround on Saturday and remains questionable to face the Blazers.

    Advice: It's a good sign for Baynes to play tonight. With the late start in Portland, we likely won't get anything official on Baynes' status. If he's out, we should get another great look at Boban Marjanovic, who exploded on Thursday with 15 points and 19 rebounds. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 11:50 am
  • George Hill remains in concussion protocol
    George Hill went through shootaround Saturday morning but is still listed as "out" for Saturday's game because he has not yet completed the full concussion protocol.

    Advice: The Jazz play in Minnesota on Saturday and then in Memphis on Sunday. We will have to wait for an update from the team to see if Hill is any closer to getting cleared by the league, which is required before he can play in a game. Shelvin Mack will continue to start and see the majority of minutes at point guard. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 10:20 am
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  • CP3 (hamstring) 'feels great' after game
    Chris Paul said he felt "great" after playing 31 minutes in his return to the Clippers lineup on Friday night.

    Advice: When asked how his hamstring felt after the game, Paul responded: "It feels great. That’s a good thing. I don’t feel nothing... came out unscathed." He certainly looked just fine, tallying 14 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, three steals in the Clippers victory. CP3 owners can breathe a sign of relief, as Paul should seems to have moved past the nagging hammy injury. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:03 am
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  • Willie Reed may get bumped to bench on Sunday
    Coach Eric Spoelstra was non-committal when asked about who he would start at center on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Willie Reed (22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 32 minutes) played extremely well on Friday in place of Hassan Whiteside (eye). However, Whiteside is hopeful he will be healthy enough to return to action on Sunday. "There's been so many moving parts with this team, everything is open," Spo said. Still, if Whiteside is able to play, it is safe to assume he'll draw the start. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:56 am
  • Aron Baynes (ankle) questionable for Saturday
    Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Baynes has missed two straight due to the ankle sprain. In the Piston's previous game (Thursday night vs. Charlotte), Boban Marjanovic played extremely well, backing up Andre Drummond off the Detroit bench. Boban scored 15 points (shooting 3-of-4 from the floor and 9-of-11 from the free throw line) and grabbed 19 rebounds in just 22 minutes. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 6:56 am
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson returned to action on Friday January 6. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:19 am
  • Raymond Felton scores five off bench
    Raymond Felton scored five points off the bench against the Kings on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He'll be going back to his old role as the backup point guard. Felton rarely plays next to Chris Paul, so he'll be hovering around 20 minutes most nights. He's a drop candidate. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:43 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) scores 19 points
    Luol Deng (biceps) returned from a one-game absence and scored 19 points in Friday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Performances like this are why the "revenge game" narrative exists. Deng grabbed 14 rebounds with two assists and three triples, and he shot 8-of-12 from the field in 30 minutes against his former team. Deng scored a combined 17 points in his previous four games, so most fantasy owners can leave him on the wire despite the fact that he has played 30 or more minutes in 12 straight games. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:32 pm
  • Goran Dragic ejected on Friday vs. Lakers
    Goran Dragic was ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: It wasn't anything too serious, as Dragic got involved in a scuffle with Jordan Clarkson and made contact with an official. He will finish the night with 16 points, three assists, three rebounds, two triples and zero turnovers in 23 minutes. Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson will get a bump in the fourth quarter. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 9:15 pm
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