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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) to miss 2 games
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will miss Milwaukee's next two games to "manage soreness in his right knee."

    Advice: The Bucks released a statement Saturday morning which explained: "By not playing in Saturday’s game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a game, using that time to receive treatment." Giannis has previously missed two games this season due to the same issue. He plans to return to game action on next Friday (Jan. 26) vs. Brooklyn. Tony Snell will likely be re-inserted into the starting lineup, but the primary beneficiaries of Antetokounmpo's absence will be Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. to remain on 25-minute limit
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he plans to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. on minutes restriction of about 25 per game during the Knicks current seven-game road trip.

    Advice: The Knicks have four games left on this road swing, including a back-to-back Thursday and Friday of next week. Hardaway Jr. was able to do plenty of damage in limited playing time in Friday's win over the Jazz. He finished with 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes. Despite the minutes cap, he should be owned and started in all leagues. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • Tyler Ennis scores seven points
    Tyler Ennis scored seven points with one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He was outplayed by Alex Caruso for the second straight night, so maybe coach Luke Walton will make a move there. Either way, you probably shouldn't be counting on Ennis even with Lonzo Ball (knee) needing to go through a practice before he's suiting up for games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Larry Nance not affected by his hip ailment
    Larry Nance (hip) finished a perfect 5-of-5 from the field across 28 minutes off the bench Friday against the Pacers, posting 10 points.

    Advice: Nancne also chipped in with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots to quell the fears of his fantasy owners. He was rather limited in a lopsided loss on Wednesday, but he played with no restrictions and a lot of production in this one. It appears safe to trust him in all fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams after this solid performance, although his fantasy appeal remains rather limited as long as Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez and Julius Randle are also healthy and sucking up frontcourt minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 31 points in win
    Tim Hardaway Jr. lit up the Jazz during a 117-115 win on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field for 31 points with five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, he got a big contract this summer, but Hardaway Jr. has performed while healthy. THJ did miss two clutch free throws with 33 seconds left in the fourth, but did ice the game with two free throw makes with nine second left. The Knicks will get another back-to-back set on Jan. 25-26 and another on the 30th and 31st, so his owners will have to make sure he's good for those. He needs to be owned in all leagues regardless. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Julius Randle effective in Friday's home win
    Julius Randle (finger) was able to start Friday's 99-86 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 14 points.

    Advice: Randle hit 7-of-12 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over his 20 minutes. He is playing with a jammed right ring finger and fracture, but the ailment didn't seem to affect his shot in the win. If you were hesitant to use him in your fantasy lineup because of the injury, fear not. He looks like he'll be just fine playing through the situation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks three more
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: The blocks stood out, which is hardly a surprise for the NBA's top shot blocker this season. As for his scoring, Porzingis has seen a downward trend in points per game for every month so far this season. He's struggled more on two-point shots lately, especially in the paint at just 26-of-64 in January (40.6 percent). That's actually worse than his above-the-break 3-pointers percentage at 42.2 percent. No need to worry here, of course. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson drops 33 points in home win
    Jordan Clarkson finished with a season-high 33 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in Friday's 99-86 win against the Pacers.

    Advice: Clarkson finished 14-of-19 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. It Clarkson's fifth-career 30-point game, and his first of the season. The Lakers needed every but of it, as they had a dismal 2-of-14 night from the free-throw stripe. It was the worst percentage from the stripe by a winning NBA team since 1963. Five players took at least one free throw without a make, and only Clarkson was 2-of-3 to hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Trey Burke scores seven, closes vs. Utah
    Trey Burke scored seven points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Maybe not, but Burke gave the Knicks some good minutes as he took time from Frank Ntilikina, and he even played down the stretch. This probably won't last long, so leave Burke unless you're truly desperate at point guard. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores six points vs. Utah
    Jarrett Jack scored six points with one rebound, six assists and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He did not close this game out with Trey Burke getting the minutes at the one to finish this game. Jack has been way above expectations on the year, but this was his third underwhelming game in a row, averaging 4.0 boards, 2.0 boards and 5.7 dimes in those outings. He's only a low-end fantasy point guard and will probably trend down. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
     
  • Rudy Gobert returns with 23 and 14, 3 blocks
    Rudy Gobert (knee) turned in a gem during his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring a season-high 23 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 30 minutes during a 117-115 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: He was expected to play around 24 minutes, but this game was close in a game the Jazz really needed before a road trip that starts on Monday. Gobert started slow and did only make 9-of-15 from the line, but he showed some rapport with Donovan Mitchell. He has been a major letdown so far this season, so hopefully he can hang more lines like this one. His owners may want to make sure he's a go for Saturday in a back-to-back set against the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores nine off the bench
    Joe Ingles moved to the bench against the Knicks on Friday with nine points, seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The move to the bench didn't really hurt his output with Ingles and Rodney Hood basically just swapping roles. Ingles isn't much of a scorer anyway, so expect him to be around a top-100 player regardless of is position in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Reggie Bullock back in the starting five
    Reggie Bullock (illness) returned to the lineup Friday against the Wizards, posting nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.

    Advice: Bullock is over a bout of bronchitis, and he was listed as a game-time decision for this one. He also chipped in with two assists and a blocked shot over 24 minutes. He is averaging just 5.5 points per game over his past two outings, and he has single-digit performances in four of his past five. If you normally rely upon him, keep him reserved in all fantasy leagues until he starts to produce with a little more consistency. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Devin Booker puts up a 30/5/5 line at Denver
    Devin Booker had it going again during a 108-100 win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: This being his 35th 30-point game of his career is no surprise, but Booker's improvement this year has been how he's does so much more than score. This was seventh 30-5-5 stat line on the year and he's been more consistent in efficiency and steals. Booker has also been a superstar scorer on the road this season, posting a 31.8 usage rate and a 60.6 TS%. He has arrived. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Stanley Johnson plays 12 minutes off bench
    Stanley Johnson (hip) was active for Friday's game against the Wizards, playing 12 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Johnson was able to post five points on 1-of-3 shooting, while going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line with two steals and an assist. Even though he is healthy and was able to play without any setbacks, he can mostly be left to the waiver wire in all but the deepest of fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • T.J. Warren returns with 25 points in win
    T.J. Warren returned against the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He looked great on both ends of the floor, so the Suns were likely careful with his back injury. The Suns are also very successful when Warren goes off with a 10-1 record in the 11 games he's scored at least 25. He's been on fire over his last seven active games with 23.9 points per outing thanks to making 36-of-48 (75 percent) at the rim over that span. They don't call him Tony Buckets for nothing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Ennis, Hart, Brewer, Kuz & Randle starting
    Corey Brewer, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis will start against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers are missing a lot of bodies here and they'll go small against the Pacers. Randle is also playing with a finger fracture. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. Utah
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: That'll bump Lance Thomas to the bench. Hardaway Jr. still could be limited as he recovers from his leg injury, and he did play 26 minutes on Wednesday. He should still be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Rudy Gobert to play around 24 minutes
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will start and is expected to play around 24 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He beat his timetable from last weekend to return, but the Jazz rightfully won't be extending him too much. Gobert's scoring has dropped from last season, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits now that Donovan Mitchell has established himself as a rookie stud. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ingles did have 14 points and four dimes in his last game, but he's been cold for a while. The Jazz will roll with the hot hand of Rodney Hood tonight and there's a chance that he could stick in the first unit. Ingles will still have a significant role, but he's a low-end fantasy option and it's been that way for a while. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 pm
  • Stanley Johnson is active
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is active for Friday night against the Wizards.

    Advice: It's still possible Johnson is out of the rotation with Reggie Bullock playing well lately. Leave Johnson on the wire in just about all leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (illness) is active Friday
    Reggie Bullock (illness) is active for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and was considered "50/50" to play, but he'll give it a go and could see his normal allotment of minutes if he's feeling up to it. He's been inconsistent, but he does have some low-end value for his 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Julius Randle (finger) expected to play
    Julius Randle jammed his right ring finger and suffered a fracture, but he’s scheduled to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's being called a mallet fracture, which is just below the tip of Randle's finger. The Lakers will need him with Brandon Ingram (ankle) possibly missing this game. Randle is a lefty, so this injury may not affect him too much on offense. He's an option in DFS and should be owned in standard leagues now that he's seen consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out Saturday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This is just a game-notes designation, so we'll have to wait to hear from coach Jason Kidd or Antetokounmpo himself for confirmation and an explanation. Hopefully, Milwaukee is merely limiting Antetokounmpo's workload and making sure he has enough rest, as they have done earlier this season. However, the Bucks don't play on Friday or Sunday, so this is not the part of a back-to-back. We'll wait for an update before jumping to conclusions. Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe will see their usage rates spike with Giannis on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:03 am
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday vs. NY
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday night vs. the Knicks, but will have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: Coach Quinn Snyder said he was unsure whether or not Gobert would start. Gobert told reporters that his minutes restriction would be largely based on his level of conditioning and fatigue. Rudy also said that he expects to play Saturday vs. the Clippers as well, barring soreness. It's probably best to steer clear of Rudy in DFS on Friday, but daily fantasy leaguers should feel confident deploying him. Derrick Favors, Jonas Jerebko (back), Joe Johnson and Ekpe Udoh will all see their playing time reduced. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • T.J. Warren (back) practices, probable Friday
    T.J. Warren (back) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Josh Jackson would head back to the bench with Warren active, undermining his appeal as a streaming and DFS option. Warren has missed the past two games but the injury sounds minor, and we should have confirmation of his status after Friday's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:56 pm
  • Joe Ingles bounces back, scores 14 points
    Joe Ingles bounced back on Wednesday with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, four 3-pointers, four assists, one rebound and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Ingles struggled in a blowout loss on MLK Day with zero points in 20 minutes, and he only attempted one shot. He was more aggressive tonight and it paid dividends, but this did come against the Kings' defense -- we'd like to see him do it again vs. the Knicks on Friday. For now, Ingles remains a low-end option in roto leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) looks fine in 23 minutes
    Larry Nance (hip) finished a lopsided loss on Wednesday with six points on 3-of-5 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers were blown out and coach Luke Walton spread minutes across 13 different players, so there's not a lot to learn from this game. Julius Randle was efficient with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting, but no other Laker scored more than 10 points tonight. Yuck. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Tyler Ennis starts, plays 20 minutes
    Tyler Ennis started Wednesday's game and had nine points, three rebounds and three assists, making 4-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Lonzo Ball (knee) was out again tonight so Ennis was tabbed to start alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. As long as Ball is day-to-day there's no real incentive to own Ennis anywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis ties season-high w/ 6 blks
    Kristaps Porzingis tied his season-high with six blocks on Wednesday, adding 21 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: KP was grabbing his left thumb at one point, but he closed out this game and looked fine, so we're leaving him off the injury report. He didn't turn the ball over in 33 minutes and has been a shot-blocking machine lately, averaging 3.2 swats in his past dozen games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays 26 minutes Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played 26 minutes on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: THJ sat out Monday's game as a precaution, as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he looked fine in a tough loss at Memphis tonight. He came off the bench again but coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted he could resume starting soon, which would bump Lance Thomas (15 minutes) to the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:49 pm
  • Stanley Johnson will not play Wednesday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is inactive on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He did not go through shootaround and the Pistons don't appear to be in a rush to bring him back. Johnson is probably behind Reggie Bullock anyway. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) skips shootaround
    Stanley Johnson (hip) did not go through shootaround and he remains questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Johnson skipping shootaround isn't a great sign regarding his status for tonight's game, and we should get official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. If he's out, Reggie Bullock will continue to flirt with minutes in the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Larry Nance (hip) probable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is probable to play Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Nance tweaked his hip on Monday but was able to play through it, and it sounds like that's what he'll be doing tonight. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis says game slowing down
    Kristaps Porzingis said he was forcing things too much on offense during his cold shooting stretch.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to slow down mentally. That’s helping me know," Porzingis said. "I’m not thinking I need to score as much. I just want to be involved. When the shots come, I’m going to take them, and they’re going to be higher-percentage shots, not as many contested shots and not as much me fighting to get the bucket." Porzingis is adjusting to being the No. 1 guy in the offense, but with Tim Hardaway Jr. back, and Porzingis being more selective with his shots, his shooting percentages should start to trend upward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • Devin Booker goes off for 43 points in loss
    Devin Booker went off for 43 points in Tuesday's 118-111 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: That's the third game of his career with 40+ points. He did everything he could to give the Suns a chance with 21 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as they dropped their third straight game. He finished 14-of-29 from the field and hit all 10 of his free throws with eight assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and five triples, becoming the first Phoenix Sun to record 43+ points and 8+ assists since Stephon Marbury in 2003. He's quickly becoming one of the top shooting guards in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • T.J. Warren (back) out Tuesday vs. Portland
    T.J. Warren (back) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Josh Jackson (groin) is likely looking at another start tonight, so he could be someone to consider in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. This will be Warren's second straight game on the sidelines, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Friday's game in Denver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) questionable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Nance played through the hip issue on Monday, but it may have gotten worse overnight. We'll have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he does need to hit the sidelines, Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle would pick up most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:25 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Wed
    Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence last Wednesday but reaggravated his hip injury in that contest and was forced to sit out Monday's game vs. Charlotte. Reggie Bullock has played well in Johnson's absence, and the Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, so it is unlikely Johnson will be able to earn enough playing time to make a fantasy impact even when he is fully healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:03 am
  • T.J. Warren (back) questionable Tuesday
    T.J. Warren (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Warren was unable to play Sunday vs. the Pacers. Josh Jackson (groin) started in his place and Jackson responded with a career-high 21 points in 30 minutes. Jackson is listed as questionable for Tuesday as well. We should have an update on the status of both players after Phoenix's shootaround Tuesday morning. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 am
  • Joe Ingles fails to score in loss to Pacers
    Joe Ingles missed his only shot and played just 20 minutes on Monday, failing to score against the Pacers.

    Advice: He only had an assist, a steal and two turnovers on the night, so he actually hurt owners with negative points if you used him in some leagues. He's really tailed off lately, averaging 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. He was returning late eighth-round fantasy value on the season coming into tonight's game, according to Basketballmonster.com, but given how badly he's struggling, you can probably find a more exciting free agent out there. Just don't be surprised if he gets it turned around sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 pm
  • Larry Nance double-doubles in loss
    Larry Nance played through a hip injury suffered on Monday and double-doubled with 15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-9 shots and owners might want to monitor him going forward, as he was in a lot of pain after banging hips with Deyonte Davis and was wearing a huge contraption around his waist when he wasn't playing in order to ease the pain. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and left early with a cut above his eye on Saturday. He's banged up, but playing well when the minutes are there. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Tyler Ennis quiet in start for Lakers
    Tyler Ennis started for Lonzo Ball (shoulder) on Monday and hit 3-of-6 shots for six points, two rebounds and three assists in 33 just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Gary Payton II made his debut for the Lakers tonight and played 12 minutes and Jordan Clarkson played 17 minutes in the loss. If Ball's not playing point guard for the Lakers, you probably don't want to be using one of the other ones in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Julius Randle quiet in loss to Grizzlies
    Julius Randle played just 22 minutes and had nine points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 2-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Randle is alternating big games with duds right now and the Lakers were getting blown out in this one. Luke Walton rolled mostly with his bench brigade in the second half and this was a disappointing night for Randle, given that both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were out with injuries. Randle had 23 points and 15 boards in his previous game and will look to get back on track against the Thunder on Wednesday night. Hang in there with him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:12 pm
  • Larry Nance Jr. (back) available to return
    Larry Nance Jr. hurt his back during Monday's game against the Grizzlies, but he's available to return.

    Advice: He got bumped on a drive to the hoop, hit one of two of his freebies and then limped his way back to the locker room. We'll provide another update after the game, but it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything serious. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Trey Burke makes his Knickerbocker debut
    Trey Burke made his first appearance for the Knicks, posting five points with two assists and a rebound in eight minutes off the bench Monday in Brooklyn.

    Advice: Burke received a nice ovation from the Knicks crowd that made its way to the Barclays Center, acknowledging him for his first time in orange and blue. He'll be operating as the third-string point guard behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina, so he should remain on the waiver wire in all but the very deepest of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis dumps in 26 points
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots across 27 minutes in Monday's 119-104 victory at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Porzingis was a solid 8-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 8-of-11 from the free-throw stripe. His minutes were somewhat limited dude to four personal fouls, but he obviously still had a very nice line. He had a much better time than his last outing aginst the Nets Dec. 14, when he left in the first half with a sore knee. In his previous two full games against Brooklyn he is averaging 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per outing. He'll get another crack at them at MSG on Jan. 30. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:43 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 27-20-6 line in W
    Giannis Antetokounmpo powered the Bucks to a 104-95 win over the Wizards on Monday, exploding for 27 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak was an absolute beast on the offensive glass with his 19.4 offensive rebounding rate, creating numerous second-chance opportunities for Milwaukee in the win while rocking a 35.1 usage rate. The boards were a career-high for Antetokounmpo, and this was also the first 20-20 game of his career. Yeah, he's a stud. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:04 pm
  • Walton: Tyler Ennis starting for Lonzo (knee)
    Tyler Ennis will start vs. the Grizzlies on Monday, according to coach Luke Walton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:54 pm
  • Reggie Bullock scores 20 in loss to Charlotte
    Reggie Bullock hit 8-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 35 minutes of Monday's loss to Charlotte.

    Advice: Bullock usually scores and hits some 3-pointers, but the steals were a new wrinkle to his game today. Bullock was fading hard, scoring 10 or fewer points in three straight games, but looked fantastic today. He's mostly a one-trick pony that can score and hit some 3-pointers, so keep that in mind if you make a move on him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:55 am
  • Hornacek says Hardaway Jr. could start Weds
    Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:28 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out for Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: THJ appeared to tweak his left leg on Sunday, but coach Jeff Hornacek said THJ is fine and that he's resting on the second game of a back-to-back set. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. Michael Beasley will pick up the slack on offense for the second unit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) ruled out Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his hip when he returned from a five-game absence, so the Pistons will sit him until he's back to 100 percent. Reggie Bullock will see a bump in value and could be a nice source of triples and steals with the Pistons playing four times this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 am
  • Devin Booker gets 15/7/5 in blowout home loss
    Devin Booker shot 5-of-16 from the field for 15 points on Sunday, adding seven assists, five rebounds, two turnovers and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Booker was in foul trouble tonight but that wasn't a real issue, especially since Phoenix let him play down the stretch of a blowout 120-97 defeat. He continues to run the offense more often and the Suns coaching staff is pleased with his playmaking. "Just as a point guard, he’s setting us up, he’s getting us into our offense," coach Jay Triano said before the game. "We’re asking him to be a big scorer, to set everyone up ... It’s a little bit of a new role for him." Booker is poised for a big finish in 2018. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:30 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 25 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting Sunday, to go with six boards, four 3-pointers, three assists, five steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis had a hot start to the game, but he cooled off after halftime, going 4-of-11 from the field through the second half of action and his usage rate also dipped to 24.5. The Knicks blew a 19-point lead, which was partly due to some miraculous play from Anthony Davis, but they also played fairly horribly as a team on the defensive end. Speaking of terrible defense, Enes Kanter finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover in 36 minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points, tweaks leg
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans but appeared to tweak his left leg on the final possession of the game.

    Advice: He did add two triples, five boards, three dimes, three steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but the main takeaway is the leg injury. The injury occurred on a non-contact play on New York's final possession, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting an obvious limp. The Knicks play again on Monday in Brooklyn, so it wouldn't be surprising to see THJ hit the sidelines for the second leg of this back-to-back. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • T.J. Warren (sore back) out, Jackson starting
    T.J. Warren (sore lower back) will not play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

    Advice: Josh Jackson will start in place of Warren and should get all the minutes he can handle, so give him a look for DFS purposes. Dragan Bender will also be busy with Marquese Chriss (hip) on the sidelines tonight. This is the first we've heard about Warren's back issue, so we'll consider him questionable to return vs. Portland on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores season-high 22 points
    Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with four rebounds, eight assists, two 3-pointers, three steals and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans constantly left Jack wide open, and he consistently made them pay for it. He’s been connecting on a ridiculous 61.7 percent of his shots over the past four games to go with averages of 17.0 points, 8.5 assists, 1.0 triple, 1.5 steals and 3.8 turnovers per game. The scoring probably isn’t sustainable, but he’s worth owning in most leagues while he’s playing this well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:50 pm
     
  • Antetokounmpo scores 22 points in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak also finished a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe, to give him a 67.1 true shooting percentage on the evening, and he was one of the few Bucks' starters who didn't struggle to get his shot to drop. John Henson finished the loss with four points (2-of-5 FGs), nine rebounds, one steal, one block and three turnovers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Knicks sign Trey Burke
    The Knicks have officially signed Trey Burke.

    Advice: It's a minimum deal for the remainder of the season. Burke did have a lot of success in the G-League, but he's not on the fantasy radar and should be firmly behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:03 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence back on Wednesday, but he felt tightness in his hip after just 20 minutes. He's not a big part of the rotation and wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so the Pistons may play it safe and hold him out, especially with the trade deadline coming up. Reggie Bullock should have some low-end value this week for his 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Reggie Bullock logs 35 minutes w/ Johnson out
    Reggie Bullock missed a potentially game-tying layup at the buzzer vs. Chicago on Saturday, finishing with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Stanley Johnson (hip) was out tonight due to tightness in his hip, which allowed Bullock to log unfettered minutes as the starting SF. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy ruled out structural damage for Johnson, but Bullock should keep the starting gig even when he's healthy. He's been extremely efficient for the past month with 57.8% field goals and 83.3% free throws, while hitting 2.4 triples per game, so owners might as well ride the hot hand. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) out Saturday vs. CHI
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson just got back from a five-game absence, but he felt tightness in his hip flexor after logging 20 minutes on Wednesday, which will again force him to the sidelines tonight. Stan Van Gundy said that he's not dealing with any structural damage, but he's having "mobility issues." For now, we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets, and with him unavailable tonight, there will be more minutes for Reggie Bullock. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in OT win
    Jordan Clarkson helped the Lakers to their fourth-straight win on Saturday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three boards, four assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Clarkson caught fire down the stretch, scoring 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime while rocking a 30.4 usage rate, and there really wasn't anything the Mavs could do to stop him. The Lakers are reportedly looking to ship Clarkson out of Los Angeles, so he probably bumped up his trade stock a bit with his clutch performance. In terms of fantasy hoops, a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing for Clarkson, as his minutes have been sporadic with the Lakers this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:43 pm
  • Julius Randle double-doubles in overtime win
    Julius Randle posted a 23-point, 15-board double-double during Saturday's overtime win over the Mavs, adding two assists and seven turnovers over 33 minutes.

    Advice: Randle scored the first points of the game for the Lakers, and also hit the game-clinching basket on an impressive putback bucket in OT, so all in all this was a solid performance following Thursday's scoreless outing. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (eye) going down in this one, Randle could be looking at big minutes on Monday in Memphis if neither of those guys can play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:28 pm
  • Larry Nance exits game cut above left eye
    Larry Nance exited Saturday's game with a cut above his left eye and did not return, finishing with two points and seven boards in 19 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The extent of Nance's injury is currently unclear at this point, but he'll likely be evaluated for a concussion, and there's a chance he could sit out Monday's game in Memphis. If he does indeed hit the sidelines on Monday, that would open up minutes for Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:45 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) out at least one more week
    Rudy Gobert (knee) was re-evaluated on Saturday and it was determined that he'll need to spend another 7-10 days on the sidelines.

    Advice: Gobert has recently begun going through light practices with non-contact work, so he is making progress. That said, until he's going through 5-on-5, full-contact work, we can assume he's not close. Derrick Favors will continue to hold down the five-spot in his absence, with Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko moving in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:48 am
  • Knicks to sign Trey Burke
    The Knicks will waive Ramon Sessions on Saturday to make room to sign Trey Burke, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Burke has appeared in 26 games for the Knicks G-League affiliate this season and is averaging 26.6 points, 5.3 assists and 2.7 3-pointers. However, he'll be the third-string point guard on the Knicks, behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina. Burke can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:19 am
  • Devin Booker drops 27 in Friday's home loss
    Devin Booker was good for 27 points across 37 minutes in Friday's 112-95 loss against the visiting Rockets.

    Advice: Booker hit 9-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-8 from behind the arc, while adding 6-of-6 from the free-throw stripe. He also added nine assists, six rebounds and two steals. The only complaint from fantasy owners might be his ugly nine turnovers, which was a season high. He has four or more turnovers in five of his past six outings, so fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad. Usually with Booker, it's way more good than bad. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:19 pm
  • T.J. Warren goes for 21 points in home win
    T.J. Warren finished with 21 points in Friday's 112-95 loss against the Rockets, hitting 10-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: Warren is averaging 22.0 points over the past two games since returning from a one-game absence due to illness. He has been shooting the ball well over his past 11 outings, 53.5 percent from the floor. He has been one of the most reliable fantasy producers in the Valley of the Sun this season, and he is posting top-75 roto value for most owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:09 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot over 36 minutes in Friday's loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo hit 10-of-19 from the field and was 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. If fantasy owners want something to complain about, he was 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line and he has just one double-double in seven games so far in January. However, even when he has a subpar game he is still pretty good for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 18 w/ 8 dimes vs. MIN
    Jarrett Jack had another strong game on Friday vs. the Wolves, scoring 18 points with eight assists, one rebound, one steal and two triples in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Ever since coach Jeff Hornacek said he was considering starting Frank Ntilikina, Jack has turned things up a notch. He's coming off a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals, and he's averaging 15.3 points, 8.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.7 triples over his last three games. His job is safe for now, so he belongs in fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:50 pm
     
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 16 points in return
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) returned to action in a 118-108 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 16 points (6-of-13 FGs) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, but he showed little to no rust at all. As long as his leg responds well in the morning, his workload will continue to ramp up and he should be back in the first unit sooner rather than later. With top-70 value in 9-category leagues on a per-game basis, there's no reason for him to be sitting on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Sat
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) did not practice on Friday and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday but was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action. In addition, it appears he re-aggravated his hip injury. The Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, making it difficult for Johnson to secure consistent playing time even when fully healthy. He should be left on waivers in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:41 am
  • Larry Nance double-doubles off bench
    Larry Nance played 30 minutes and hit 6-of-9 shots, including a highlight-reel dunk, for 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Thursday.

    Advice: Brook Lopez and Julius Randle never got it going in this one, giving Nance a chance to shine off the pine. He's been playing well, especially in his last three games, and is holding ninth-round fantasy value this season, despite the presence of Randle and Kyle Kuzma, who hit just 3-of-12 shots tonight. Nance is worth owning, but he's not going to be all that reliable on nights when Randle, who failed to score in this one, and Kuzma are doing work. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:14 pm
  • Julius Randle fails to score in 18 minutes
    Julius Randle played just 18 minutes and missed all six of his shots, failing to score for the first time this season in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: He picked up three fouls in the first half and saw his minutes limited, while Larry Nance had one of his better games of the season. It was a bad combination for Randle, who was coming off a big game on Tuesday when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer. Randle had been rolling, but it just wasn't his night. Don't drop him, but do look for him to bounce back against the Mavericks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) doing non-contact work
    Rudy Gobert (knee) has begun participating in non-contact portions of practice.

    Advice: Gobert is still out for Friday's game and he doesn't have a firm return date, but this is encouraging news nonetheless. He was diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his left tibia, and was given an initial timetable of approximately one month on Dec. 16. It's reasonable to think he could return in mid- to late-January, therefore, and the next step is likely for him to start taking contact. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:44 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starts, plays 28 minutes
    Reggie Bullock started vs. the Nets on Wednesday and had seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy admitted it was a "mistake" to start Bullock ahead of Anthony Tolliver on Monday, against the Pelicans' big frontcourt. Those two will continue swapping starts depending upon the matchup, which makes it hard to trust either one in standard fantasy leagues. The return of Stanley Johnson (hip) tonight is just one more reason to avoid Bullock. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) logs 20 bench minutes
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday with zero points on 0-of-3 shooting in 20 minutes, but he chipped in five rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Johnson came off the bench behind starter Reggie Bullock, who had already claimed the job prior to Johnson getting hurt. Stan Van Gundy recently blasted his team's defensive effort as "pathetic," and defense is Johnson's specialty, so he should maintain a solid 18-24 minute role as he gets up to speed. He's best left unowned in the majority of leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 26 on Orlando
    Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up with 26 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot over 34 minutes in Wednesday's victory against the Magic.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo met very little resistance in the middle from the Magic, hitting 10-of-15 from rather close range. He struggled a bit from the charity stripe, hitting just 6-of-10, but fantasy owners complaining about that are just being petty. It was another solid night at the office for The Greek Freak, who recently went No. 1 overall in the Rotoworld Fantasy Hoops Staff Midseason Draft. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Jarrett Jack posts a triple-double in loss
    Jarrett Jack posted the second triple-double of his career during a 122-119 double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and five turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first triple-double for the Knicks since Carmelo Anthony posted one in 2012. Jack was part of the biggest play of the game as he set up Kristaps Porzingis off a cut to get a dunk at the buzzer to send this game to overtime (video in link below). Jack's minutes continue to trend up and perhaps he heard the whispers of coach Jeff Hornacek looking at starting Frank Ntilikina. Jack isn't exactly the sexiest fantasy asset in fantasy leagues, but he's a fine player to own until further notice. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:49 pm
     
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks in a double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: After the first quarter, he really disappeared in this game with only four points in the second, third and fourth quarters, but Porzingis did show up in overtime with a dunk at the buzzer (video in link below). He was 0-of-4 from the line in this game, but that seems like a fluke after going 17-of-18 in his previous three games. The Unicorn will be a stud as long as he's in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starting Wednesday vs. Nets
    Reggie Bullock will start vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bullock came off the bench after halftime on Monday but he'll stick with the starters vs. the smaller Nets tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 22 with 14 boards
    Julius Randle started and played 30 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and six turnovers in a 99-86 win over Kings.

    Advice: Randle looks great after a slow start to the season and is rolling right now, averaging 15.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals while shooting 53 percent over his last five games. He's outplaying both Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance right now and should be owned everywhere, as he can also back up Brook Lopez at center. The Lakers won back-to-back games for the first time since early December tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:14 pm
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