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  • Sterling Brown and Tony Snell to start Sat
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Sterling Brown and Tony Snell will start in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and Malcolm Brogdon (personal) Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Snell has started 29 games for the Bucks this season. He's averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes over those 29 starts. Brogdon is attending to a personal family matter. The Bucks announced on Saturday that Antetokounmpo will miss Milwaukee's next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. 42 minutes ago
  • 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. Today, 6:39 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. to remain on 25-minute limit
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he plans to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. on a 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. Today, 6:29 am
  • Rodney Hood dealing with left leg contusion
    Rodney Hood is dealing with a lower left leg contusion and his status for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers is uncertain.

    Advice: Hood scored 18 points in 29 minutes on Friday vs. the Knicks but was unable to play in the fourth quarter with due to pain in his leg. The Jazz will provide an update by Saturday afternoon, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if they held him out of the back end of a back-to-back. If Hood is unable to play Saturday, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Johnson and Alec Burks would likely see an uptick in minutes. Today, 6:13 am
  • Corey Brewer grabs seven assists in win
    Corey Brewer finished with four points and seven assists over 29 minutes in Friday's 99-86 win against Indiana.

    Advice: Brewer hit just 2-of-6 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line, while adding two steals. He is averaging 20.3 minutes per game over his past three outings, but he is posting just 3.7 points, 4.0 rebound and 1.3 steals per game during the span. Despite the fact he was in the starting five on Friday, he is only a low-end asset in the deepest of fantasy leagues while starting for Brandon Ingram (ankle). He can be left to the waiver wire in most formats. Yesterday, 11:07 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. Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma posts three triples in victory
    Kyle Kuzma (hand) finished with 13 points in Friday's 99-86 victory against the visiting Pacers.

    Advice: Kuzma suffered a sprained joint in his hand in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game, but he was able to tough it out. He was just 5-of-15 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, while going 0-of-3 from the free-throw stripe. He did chip in with five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 32 minutes to offset the ugly shooting night. Yesterday, 10:59 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. 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. 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. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Courtney Lee makes FTs, brings defense
    Courtney Lee scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He made all four from the line to get him to 50 straight makes, which is already a franchise record and is just three shy of Stephen Curry's 53 for the most this season. Lee also played really well on defense and his playing time isn't going anywhere. He's been a draft-day steal as he continues to flirt with top-50 value in standard leagues. Although, he is a bit of a sell-high player because he's basically topping out on potential. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Lance Thomas moves to the bench
    Lance Thomas moved to the bench on Friday with seven points in seven minutes against the Jazz.

    Advice: There's a decent chance he's a DNP-CD his next time out. Thomas wasn't really worth owning even when he was starting. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic posts 11 points in loss
    Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 11 points across 32 minutes in Friday's road loss against the Lakers.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was also able to chip in with six rebounds, two steals, an assist and a 3-pointer while turning it over twice. He hasn't done much over the past few games, but he continues to be a decent low-end fantasy asset in fantasy leagues with 12 or more teams. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Ugly outing for Lance Stephenson in L.A.
    Lance Stephenson (illness) was just 1-of-12 from the field, including 0-of-3 from behind the arc, finishing with three points on Friday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Stephenson was able to chip in with five rebounds, three assists and a steal, but it wasn't nearly enough to salvage the night for fantasy owners in 9-cat leagues. He has been under the weather over the past couple of games, yet at least attempted to play. However, going 1-of-18 from the field over the past two games while totaling seven points across his past three outings is helping no one. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis snags 14 boards in loss
    Domantas Sabonis posted 15 points with 14 rebounds across 35 minutes in Friday's 99-86 road loss against the Lakers.

    Advice: Sabonis hit 6-of-10 from the field while also blocking two shots and posting an assist, as he continues to start in place of the injured Myles Turner (arm). His scoring has been a bit erratic lately, but he continues to pull down his fair share of rebounds. He is averaging 11.3 rebounds per game over his past seven outings, making him an outstanding short-term fantasy addition if you need boards. He'll have his hands full with LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol and the Spurs in Sunday's road game, however. Yesterday, 10:26 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. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 15 points vs. Knicks
    Joe Johnson scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He had a wide-open look for a 3-pointer in the corner that would've tied the game 19 seconds left, but it did not go down. The Jazz playing from behind may have helped Johnson's playing time along with Hood being dinged up, so don't expect him to hit 27 minutes too often. This decent game doesn't really make him an add in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko moves to the bench
    Jonas Jerebko scored three points with one rebound in 12 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: Now that Rudy Gobert is back, Jerebko could find himself out of the rotation in some matchups. Drop him. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 18 points as starter
    Rodney Hood made a start against the Knicks on Friday, scoring 18 points with five rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: His move to the starting lineup wasn't the biggest news on Hood for the night. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that "there is a growing belief in league personnel circles" that the Jazz could trade Hood before the deadline. He seems to be fairly comfortable with the Jazz no matter where his playing time comes from, so his owners should want him to stay put. Although, he did have a minor leg issue late in the game, so keep an eye out on that for the oft-injured wing. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Derrick Favors takes a hit with Gobert back
    Derrick Favors scored seven points with seven rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: His on/off splits with Rudy Gobert have some stark differences, so his fantasy owners should expect him to take a noticeable dip on the stat sheet. Favors should still be able to be around 13 and eight with some defensive stats. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:05 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. Yesterday, 9:27 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. 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. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Josh Jackson plays well off the bench
    Josh Jackson moved to the bench with T.J. Warren returning against the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 16 points with one rebound and two 3-pointers in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He looked like Warren at times during his game with a few really nice cuts to the basket. Coach Jay Triano probably doesn't want to play Jackson next to Warren unless he has to, so he'll be really tough to use in DFS or in season-long leagues. Most of his value is as a stash. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores just three
    Dragan Bender scored three points with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: It was all good just a week ago. Bender was surging last Friday with a 20-point gem two Sundays ago and a 14-point outing last Friday, but he's scored just nine points in his last three games combined. Marquese Chriss (hip) is probably going to miss more time, but obviously Bender isn't gaining much ground with his recent slump. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 15 points vs. Suns
    Trey Lyles scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes during his start against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: It's his first time starting next to Nikola Jokic and that unit looked fine. However, the Denver second unit got thumped, so maybe coach Mike Malone goes back to putting Lyles with that group. Either way, Lyles' fantasy value will depend on his shot making, so his value doesn't change too much as a starter. He's still a decent add if he was dropped. Yesterday, 8:39 pm
  • Justise Winslow scores five in 25 minutes
    Justise Winslow scored five points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad missed layup and an ugly jumper, but coach Erik Spoelstra still went with him late. Winslow just can't rack up the counting stats, so owners in deeper leagues should basically have one foot out the door on keeping him on their roster. Maybe he starts tomorrow to help him out. Yesterday, 7:35 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. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is available
    Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is available on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert (knee) is back in the lineup and will see about 24 minutes, so Jerebko isn't a lock to see any action. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 6:47 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. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Rubio, Mitchell, Hood, Favors & Rudy starting
    Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert will start against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: The Jazz get wild here with a couple new starters in Hood and Gobert returning. Hood has been shooting the ball really well, so maybe he does get a few extra minutes in the first unit. If he stays healthy, he should be worth owning in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 5:56 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. Yesterday, 5:56 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) a game-time call
    Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is a game-time call vs. the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: His status may not matter with Rudy Gobert (knee) back, but there will be certain matchups when the Jazz will need him. We'll have an update shortly. Yesterday, 5:48 pm
  • Trey Lyles starting next to Nikola Jokic
    Trey Lyles will start against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone may have finally ditched his two-center lineup as Lyles makes his first start. He's been a little cold as a shooter, so maybe this will get him going. Yesterday, 5:32 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. 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. 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. Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Kyle Kuzma (hand) will play on Friday vs. IND
    Kyle Kuzma (hand) will play on Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He tweaked his non-shooting hand on Wednesday and did not return. The Lakers were blown out, so not returning in that game is almost irrelevant. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) likely out again, Kuzma could be very busy tonight, especially with Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also out. Yesterday, 11:28 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. Yesterday, 11:03 am
  • Josh Jackson to move back to bench on Friday
    With T.J. Warren (back spasms) returning to the starting lineup Friday vs. Denver, Josh Jackson will get bumped back to the bench.

    Advice: Jackson started in place of Warren vs. the Blazers on Tuesday and finished with eight points (on 4-of-12 shooting), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes. Jackson had scored in double figures in each of the Suns previous four games prior to Tuesday. Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Domantas Sabonis scores nine in loss
    Domantas Sabonis scored nine points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: No narrative street for Arvydas' son in Portland. He actually hasn't done much as the starter in the last four games, averaging 10.0 points, 11.8 boards, 0.5 blocks and 0.3 steals. Sabonis hasn't really played well on the defensive end lately, but it's not like Al Jefferson is going to push him for minutes. He should have a more productive game against Lakers on Friday. Thursday, 9:27 pm
  • Lance Stephenson fights through illness
    Lance Stephenson (illness) did not score with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He went to the locker room and did return for four minutes after that. With the Pacers playing again on Friday, consider Stephenson questionable to play against the Lakers due to the illness that made him a game-time call today. Thursday, 9:16 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko is questionable for Friday
    Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is questionable for Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: The Jazz may not need him with Rudy Gobert (knee) probable to play. Derrick Favors would likely slide over to more power forward, so Jerebko may be out of the rotation anyway. Thursday, 5:17 pm
  • 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. Thursday, 12:56 pm
  • Woj: Derrick Favors is 'available'
    On ESPN's The Jump, Adrian Wojnarowski said that Derrick Favors is "available" and that teams are calling about him.

    Advice: Wojnarowski mentions the Cavaliers as a potential suitor, and it's no secret that they could use some rim protection -- they've also been linked to DeAndre Jordan. Favors has an expiring contract which is attractive to a team like Cleveland, and it makes sense for Jazz to entertain offers or he could simply walk as a free agent this summer. Thursday, 7:25 am
  • Trey Lyles scores 11 points in loss
    Trey Lyles scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: While it's a step in the right direction after scoring just three points in back-to-back games, it's still not close to what we saw from Lyles in December. Lyles really needs to make shots to have value, so he's moving from the "add" column to the "drop" section in shallower leagues. Plus, Paul Millsap (wrist) returning next month would likely hurt him even more, but he may still have three more weeks of decent value. Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 25 points w/ full line
    Rodney Hood lit up for 25 points vs. Sacramento on Wednesday, making 9-of-16 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, eight rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Hood also had two steals without a turnover tonight, and it's encouraging to see him chip in across the board -- he's averaging a mere 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks this season. Thabo Sefolosha (knee surgery) is done for the season, which leaves 20+ minutes available on the wings, so it's likely Hood will absorb some of that -- he played 31 minutes tonight. Wednesday, 10:19 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. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Justise Winslow closes out vs. Bucks
    Justise Winslow scored six points with one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did close this game in place of Derrick Jones Jr. along with the other four starters. Winslow said he was comfortable playing some shooting guard, so he may get a chance to play 30 minutes until Tyler Johnson (ankle) can return. As this stat line suggests, Winslow isn't exactly a stat stuffer, so he's more of a 16-team option or perhaps even deeper than that. Wednesday, 9:58 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. Wednesday, 9:34 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. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Lance Thomas invisible in 15 minutes
    Lance Thomas had another vacant line on Wednesday with three assists, two blocks and no other stats in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Thomas didn't even attempt a shot or free throw tonight, and he's irrelevant for fantasy owners while Michael Beasley, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Doug McDermott are healthy. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets Knicks' free-throw record
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: In the process, Lee set a Knicks record by making 46 consecutive free throws. He's tops in the NBA at 96.1 percent from the stripe, and the only bad news is that he doesn't get there often with 1.8 attempts per game. He's been a sneaky mid-round fantasy value this season but could fade if New York commits to playing young guys more late in the season. Wednesday, 9:00 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. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma (hand) to the locker room
    Kyle Kuzma (left hand) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: It's being called a sprain to his metacarpal-phalangeal joint, which is basically where the pinkie meets the palm. The Lakers are down big in the fourth, so Kuzma not returning isn't really big news. He checked out with seven points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes. We should get an update after the game or tomorrow, but expect Kuzma to be day-to-day for now. Wednesday, 7:00 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • Derrick Favors could be an option for CLE
    Derrick Favors could be a potential trade target for the Cavs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Cleveland is looking to add some size, and Favors is available, so it'll be interesting to see if anything becomes of this report. Favors value in Cleveland would depend on the moving pieces, but it's tough to see him improving his stock with the Cavs. He's also been linked to the Bulls, but his value would likely take a hit there if they didn't also move Robin Lopez. Wednesday, 7:30 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. Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • Josh Jackson (groin) scores eight points
    Josh Jackson (groin) scored eight points vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, hitting 4-of-12 shots with two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: He had four fouls which limited him to 23 minutes, so he couldn't build off his 21-point game on Sunday. The game is slowing down for the rookie and his outlook for the rest of the season is promising with the Suns focusing on player development, but this isn't a great week to stash him since they only have one more game on the schedule this week. Tuesday, 9:33 pm
  • Josh Jackson (groin) will start on Tuesday
    Updating a previous report, Josh Jackson (groin) will start Tuesday in Portland.

    Advice: Jackson played well in his previous start sans Warren, scoring a career-high 21 points to go with six boards, three dimes and two triples in 30 minutes of floor time, so he's someone to consider in DFS with what should be a favorable and uptempo matchup with the Trail Blazers.Daily Slant: With all inactive/non-rotation members off the floor - including Warren and Chriss, who were both ruled out today - Jackson is averaging 0.93 fantasy points per minute with a very solid 28.2% usage rate, making him an attractive target in all DFS formats. Dragan Bender also appears to be locked into at least 28-30 minutes of court time, making him a viable bounce back candidate. Tuesday, 1:27 pm
  • Josh Jackson (groin) available to play
    Josh Jackson (groin) will be available to play Tuesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: T.J. Warren (back) is out, so Jackson should be looking at another start tonight, and he's someone to think about in daily leagues. In his past four appearances, Jackson has produced averages of 16.3 points, 2.0 triples, 7.0 boards, 3.3 dimes and 1.7 turnovers per contest on 41.9% shooting. Tuesday, 12:47 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. 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. 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. 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. Tuesday, 7:22 am
  • Josh Jackson (groin) questionable Tuesday
    Josh Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Jackson was listed as questionable for Sunday's contest as well, but ended up starting in place of T.J. Warren (back) and scored a career-high 21 points, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Over the Suns last four games, Jackson is averaging 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.8 treys, while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from downtown. Tuesday, 7:21 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, 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. Monday, 8:24 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma plays well in ugly loss
    Kyle Kuzma hit 6-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the Lakers bench in a 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: There's not much to say here. This is what Kuzma does, although he did get a lot more run than Julius Randle tonight and got some extra touches with Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball in street clothes. Kuzma looks like the steal of the NBA Draft and one of the waiver-wire pickups of the year in fantasy leagues where he went undrafted. Monday, 5:29 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko starting vs. the Pacers
    Jonas Jerebko is back in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert (knee) is at least a week away from a return and Thabo Sefolosha may need season-ending knee surgery, so Jerebko may have some low-end value as a 3-point specialist this week. His long-term outlook isn't great, though. Monday, 5:23 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. Monday, 5:22 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. 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. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets franchise record Monday
    Courtney Lee hit his only free-throw attempt Monday in Brooklyn to tie the team's all-time mark for consecutive free throws made at 44, equaling the record set by Chris Duhon.

    Advice: Lee finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including 1-of-2 from behind the arc, while chipping in with two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot. He is also working on a 14-game streak with at least one 3-pointer dating back to Dec. 18. Lee continues to be a decent fantasy asset in 9-cat leagues, particularly when Tim Hardaway Jr. is not on the court. Monday, 2:49 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. 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. Monday, 2:04 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. 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. 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. 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. Monday, 7:56 am
  • Josh Jackson notches career-high 21 points
    Josh Jackson started in place of T.J. Warren (back) on Sunday, scoring a career-high 21 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jackson went from being questionable due to hip and groin injuries, to starting for the 15th time in his NBA career. He had a few sloppy turnovers but was otherwise a bright spot for Phoenix in this blowout home loss. Warren should be day-to-day, so this doesn't do much for Jackson's immediate value heading into a two-game week, but it's a nice reminder of his long-term upside. Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • Dragan Bender held scoreless in 30 minutes
    Dragan Bender had a forgettable night vs. Indiana on Sunday, going scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: Bender also committed three turnovers in 30 minutes, so there was nothing to salvage the line for fantasy owners. In the previous two games without Marquese Chriss (hip), Bender was averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 triples, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks. Owners should hold tight until we've seen Chriss take the court, although it doesn't help that Phoenix plays just twice again this week. Sunday, 7:31 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic gets 14 pts, nothing else
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a hollow 14 points vs. the Suns, making 4-of-10 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with a pair of 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were down because it was a blowout, but Bogdanovic was still strikingly one-dimensional tonight -- he didn't have a single rebound, assist, steal or block. He's scraping along with some value in most 12-team formats, but free agents with higher upside are easy to find. Sunday, 7:29 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) gets 14 rebounds
    Domantas Sabonis grabbed 14 rebounds as a starter on Sunday, but was otherwise quiet with four points on 2-of-5 shooting, one assist and zero defensive stats in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Sabonis was limited by the lopsided score tonight, not his shoulder, and this snapped a streak of five games with double-digit points. Myles Turner (arm) has already been ruled out one more game and it's unclear when he might return, so Sabonis will have a chance to bounce back quickly vs. Utah on Monday. Sunday, 7:27 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. Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Courtney Lee hits 3-of-10 shots for 10 points
    Courtney Lee went just 3-of-10 from the field during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, finishing with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Lee suffered from some suffocating defense from Jrue Holiday, but he’s also just been less involved in the offense since Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the court. In the two games since THJ has gotten back out there, Lee’s usage has dipped to 15.0, so it looks like his value will take a bit of a hit once Hardaway Jr. is fully up to speed. Sunday, 4:02 pm
  • Josh Jackson starting for T.J. Warren (back)
    Josh Jackson will start Sunday's game in place of T.J. Warren (sore lower back).

    Advice: Jackson came in with his own hip and groin ailments, but he practiced on Saturday and should be playing without any limitations. The absence of Marquese Chriss (hip) leaves Phoenix very shallow at the forward spots, so we're expecting a heavy workload for Jackson tonight. Sunday, 4:00 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. 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. Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) will play Sunday
    Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) will start on Sunday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Myles Turner (elbow) is out, so Sabonis will start, and he'll be someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against Phoenix. Season-long owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. Sunday, 3:43 pm
  • Josh Jackson (hip, groin) available to play
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Jackson was a full participant in Saturday's practice and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. He could be looking at playing time in the mid-20s with Marquese Chriss (hip) unavailable, and it'll be interesting to see if he affects Dragan Bender's minutes. Jackson has been up-and-down this season, so he's not the best fantasy target with a tough matchup against Indiana. Sunday, 3:29 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. Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Justise Winslow plays 13 minutes in return
    Justise Winslow (knee) logged 13 minutes off the bench in his return from a month-long layoff on Sunday, finishing with three points, four boards, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He looked fine and should be ready to roll for Monday’s game in Chicago, but with averages of just 6.6 points and 5.4 boards per game on the year, there’s no reason to pay him any attention in fantasy hoops. Sunday, 12:37 pm
  • Justise Winslow (left knee) will play
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Justise Winslow (knee) will play as expected on Sunday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Winslow has been sidelined for a month and the Heat are going to ease him back into the rotation. He wasn't worth owning before the injury, so fantasy owners can watch his progress from the waiver wire. Sunday, 9:54 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. Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Shot abandons Trey Lyles in San Antonio
    Trey Lyles finished with just three points, five rebounds and one assist with a minus-9 rating in 20 minutes off the bench Saturday at San Antonio.

    Advice: Lyles had an awful 1-of-9 shooting night, snapping a career-high 14-game streak with double-digit points. He was able to extend his streak to 12 straight games with five or more rebounds. Chalk it up as just one bad outing. He has been a top-70 fantasy option over the past month. He'll remain a decent fantasy option until Paul Millsap (wrist) is healthy enough to return. Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • 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. 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. Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma double-doubles off the bench
    Kyle Kuzma double-doubled in 35 minutes off the bench on Saturday, tallying 18 points, 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Kuzma was on fire to start the game, and he didn’t even miss his first shot until late in the third quarter, finishing 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Brandon Ingram exited the game with an ankle sprain, and Larry Nance Jr. hit the sidelines after a cut opened up above his eye, so Kuzma be in line for big minutes on Monday if both those guys are out. Saturday, 2:38 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. Saturday, 2:28 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) questionable Sun
    Domantas Sabonis (sore left shoulder) is questionable to face the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: Myles Turner (elbow) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, and the Pacers may want to play it safe with Sabonis with Sunday being the first game of a back-to-back set. If he's out, Al Jefferson would have the chance to start and there would be more minutes available for T.J. Leaf. Check back for another update following Sunday morning's shootaround. Saturday, 2:08 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. Saturday, 1:45 pm
  • Josh Jackson, Canaan practice on Saturday
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) and Isaiah Canaan (groin) practiced on Saturday.

    Advice: These guys getting through Saturday's practice is an encouraging sign regarding their status for Sunday's game against the Pacers, and we should have another update following Sunday morning's shootaround. If they are able to get back out there tomorrow, Tyler Ulis and Danuel House Jr.'s minutes would take a hit. Stay tuned. Saturday, 1:03 pm
  • Justise Winslow (knee) likely to play Sunday
    Justise Winslow (left knee) is expected to play Sunday vs. Milwaukee, according to Heat reporter Tim Reynolds.

    Advice: It's been a month since Winslow last played in a game for Miami, with his last appearance coming back on December 13th. The Heat will very likely limit his minutes early on. Even when fully healthy, Winslow was averaging just 6.6 points (on 42.6 percent shooting), 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 22.6 minutes this season. He can be left on waivers in all standard-sized fantasy leagues. Saturday, 9:41 am
  • 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. Friday, 11:09 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 16 points vs. Memphis
    Trey Lyles scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shots vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He struggled from the line (2-of-5 FTs), but it was another solid outing for Lyles with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes. He failed to hit a 3-pointer for the first time since Dec. 8 and has been a top-70 value in standard category leagues for the past month, and the only thing that can slow him down is the eventual return of Paul Millsap (wrist). Friday, 10:49 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. Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 11 points off the bench
    Tony Snell was good for 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench in Friday's 108-94 loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Snell hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while chipping in with three rebounds. It likely won't get him closer to supplanting Malcolm Brogdon in the starting five, but it won't hurt, either. He is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues if available, as he could easily move back into the starting five sooner rather than later if Brogdon hits the skids. Friday, 10:34 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. Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Lance Stephenson solid off the bench
    Lance Stephenson finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds across 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's 97-95 win against Cleveland.

    Advice: Stephenson did what he does best -- he gave the team a nice injection of offense and defense off the bench, and he got under the skin of LeBron James at one point, causing the four-time MVP to shove him away. He also added four assists, a steal and a blocked shot to make his fantasy owners smile from ear to ear. He'll look to keep it going on Monday in Phoenix in a very favorable matchup. Friday, 7:43 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis grabs 15 boards in victory
    Domantas Sabonis made another start Friday against Cleveland, finishing with 12 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 28 minutes.

    Advice: Sabonis was a beast on the glass, and he might have done a little more if not for four personal fouls. It was a good matchup against the small-ball Cavs, and he excelled in place of the injured Myles Turner (elbow). He has some short-term fantasy appeal heading into Sunday's game in Phoenix as long as Turner remains on the shelf, and Sabonis is a great value in DFS with a low salary and plenty of upside. Friday, 7:38 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko plays five minutes
    Jonas Jerebko returned to the bench on Friday vs. the Hornets with zero points and one missed shot in five minutes.

    Advice: He was headed towards a DNP-CD, but Thabo Sefolosha sprained his right knee and didn't return. Jerebko may see a handful of minutes if Sefolosha misses time, but he belongs on the waiver wire in the vast majority of leagues. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Rodney Hood tweaks ankle in loss to CHA
    Rodney Hood tweaked his left ankle on Friday vs. the Hornets, but returned and scored 15 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room, but the Jazz diagnosed him with a "mild left ankle sprain" and he seemed fine the rest of the evening. Hood hit 4-of-13 shots in the loss and can't seem to snap out of his slump, as he's now averaging 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.4 triples on 33.9% shooting over his last five games. If there's a hot free agent available, we wouldn't blame you for moving on. Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Derrick Favors struggles in return
    Derrick Favors (ankle) was quiet on offense in his return to action on Friday vs. the Hornets, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Dwight Howard and the Hornets have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to centers this season, so the matchup didn't do him any favors. Rudy Gobert (knee) is scheduled to be re-evaluated later this weekend and the Jazz have been linked to Chicago's Nikola Mirotic, so Favors' rest-of-season outlook is a little bleak unless he is a part of any deal. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko back to the bench
    Jonas Jerebko will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Jazz will go with a smaller lineup with Thabo Sefolosha and Derrick Favors (knee) at the four and five. Jerebko was a DNP-CD in two straight games before his start on Wednesday, so he's not a lock to see minutes tonight. Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) will start on Friday
    Updating a previous report, Derrick Favors (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

    Advice: Favors only missed one game with the minor ankle issue, and there haven't been any reports of a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to throw him out there for tonight's game. Ekpe Udoh will return to the bench, and as a reserve, Udoh can't be considered a viable target in most leagues. Friday, 3:10 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) will play on Friday
    Derrick Favors (ankle) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Favors missed Wednesday's game with the minor right ankle sprain, but he's a full four days off, so he should be good to go without any restrictions tonight. With Favors back in the mix, Ekpe Udoh will lose most of his value with the return to the second unit, and Jonas Jerebko won't play as much. Friday, 2:33 pm
  • Rodney Hood fined $35k for phone incident
    Rodney Hood has been fined $35,000 for slapping a cell phone out of the hands of a fan on his way back to the locker room on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was perturbed after getting ejected from Wednesday's game in just 15 minutes and took his frustrations out on the phone of a fan sitting courtside. The hilarious stunt will cost him a new car, but he won't be facing a suspension, so owners can plan on rolling him out there for Friday's matchup with the Hornets. Friday, 11:23 am
  • 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. 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. 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. Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Justise Winslow (left knee) targeting Sunday?
    Justise Winslow (left knee) could be targeting a return on Sunday, according to beat writer Ira Winderman.

    Advice: The Heat are scheduled for a full practice on Saturday, and as long as Winslow makes it through without a setback it sounds like he might be cleared to go. Miami will likely ease him back after an extended absence and his upside isn't very high even at full strength, so most owners should leave him on the wire. Thursday, 1:49 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) probable for Friday
    Derrick Favors (sprained ankle) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Favors practiced on Thursday, so unless there's a setback at shootaround it looks like he'll be back in action. Ekpe Udoh thrived as a fill-in starter on Wednesday, with 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks, but Favors' return would be a direct hit to his value. Thursday, 12:06 pm
  • Trey Lyles cools off against Hawks
    Trey Lyles hit just 2-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block in 29 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: This was Lyles' lowest scoring game since before Christmas and he's absolutely been crushing it for his new fantasy owners. And while tonight's line wasn't ideal, the minutes were good and he had every opportunity for a big night, just like teammate Nikola Jokic. Lyles will obviously take a big hit once Paul Millsap is back from his wrist injury, but until that happens, he looks like a must-start fantasy player. Look for him to bounce back on Friday against the Grizzlies. Wednesday, 9:23 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. 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. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko quiet in 20 mins as starter
    Jonas Jerebko started vs. the Wizards on Wednesday and scored nine points on 3-of-6 FTs and 3-of-4 FTs in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Jerebko added four rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he started ahead of Thabo Sefolosha tonight. He was coming off a pair of DNP-CDs and this may have simply been a situational move from coach Quin Snyder -- either way, Jerebko hasn't done nearly enough to be worth adding. Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 16 points in 33 minutes
    Joe Johnson found the range on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-9 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with three 3-pointers, scoring 16 points in 33 minutes vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: The 17-year veteran continues to log solid minutes for Utah, which could be trying to bolster his appeal around the league -- with an expiring $10.5 million contract, he might attract a team in need of a backup scorer. He added four rebounds, four assists and three steals tonight, but all-around games like this are very much the exception. Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Tony Snell mostly nailed to the bench
    Tony Snell posted just five points with one rebound and one assist over 17 minutes in Wednesday's win against the Magic.

    Advice: Malcolm Brogdon has supplanted Snell in the starting five and he isn't doing anything to play himself out of the role. As such, Snell's minutes continue to shrink. In fact, his 17 minutes on Wednesday represent a new season low. Still, the situation isn't engraved in stone and the bottom could fall out on Brogdon at any time. Snell isn't a bad guy to scoop up and stash if you have the roster flexibility, as he might be just a bad Brogdon game or two away from returning to the starting lineup. Wednesday, 8:15 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. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Lance Stephenson notches 15/8/4 off bench
    Lance Stephenson knocked down 6-of-11 shots to finish Wednesday's home loss with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: This was the first time in six games that Lance has made at least half of his shots. The counting stats are good enough to own him in deeper points leagues, but he continues to hurt owners in percentages (43.3% FGs, 67.2% FTs) and turnovers (1.7) without contributing enough 3-pointers or defensive stats to compensate. He's a liability in category-based leagues, at least while Victor Oladipo is healthy. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (wrist) gets 18 & 7 in start
    Domantas Sabonis (left wrist) finished a start vs. Miami on Wednesday with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, seven rebounds and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Myles Turner (elbow) is out at least one more game, which means Sabonis should continue to see a hefty workload. He navigated foul trouble tonight and the only disappointment was a complete lack of supporting stats -- we still like his odds of going off vs. the small-ball Cavs on Friday. Wednesday, 8:03 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. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 in loss
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not go to the line today, but that' still a very efficient line. Lee's 96.1 percent from the line puts him on pace to be the second Knick ever to lead the NBA in free throw percentage for a season (Allan Houston), and he continues to yield mid-round value in standard leagues. He's been a major bargain in nine-cat leagues. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Rodney Hood ejected in 3Q on Wednesday
    Rodney Hood was ejected from Wednesday's game after picking up two technical fouls, finishing with seven points, six rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Hood already had one technical and he jawed at the refs again to end the third quarter, which earned him an early exit. He knocked a phone out of a fan's hand after the ejection, so he could get fined, but we doubt he'll face a suspension. It can't hurt to double-check his status, but he should be back to his usual 28-30 minute role vs. Charlotte on Friday. Wednesday, 5:44 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. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Jerebko starting, Sefolosha to the bench
    Jonas Jerebko will replace Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Derrick Favors (ankle) is unavailable for Wednesday's game, so the Jazz will roll out a starting five featuring Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh. As a starter this season, Jerebko has posted averages of 9.1 points, 4.0 boards, 1.4 triples and 1.1 assists per contest, so he's basically just a low-end streaming option in deep leagues. Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (wrist) will start Wednesday
    Domantas Sabonis (wrist) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Heat, with Myles Turner (elbow) unavailable.

    Advice: Sabonis will be starting for at least the next two games with Turner unavailable, and with averages of 12.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.3 dimes, 0.5 blocks and 2.4 turnovers per game as a starter this season, he'll be someone to think about in DFS. Head coach Nate McMillan also said he expects Al Jefferson to get back into the rotation tonight, but he's not a viable target in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:06 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) won't play Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This is very surprising news, as Favors has been able to practice this week and was listed as probable on the injury report. The Jazz are still without Rudy Gobert (knee), so they are very thin upfront. Jonas Jerebko, Ekpe Udoh and Thabo Sefolosha should all be expected to see an uptick in minutes on Wednesday. The Jazz will also likely be forced to play a lot of 'small ball' with undersized lineups. Wednesday, 2:40 pm
  • Derrick Favors could be dealt for Mirotic
    Trade talks regarding a Derrick Favors-Nikola Mirotic swap have reportedly progressed past the preliminary stages and are now getting serious.

    Advice: Favors and Mirotic make roughly the same amount of money, so this could be a straight-up swap, although the Bulls reportedly would like a first-round pick as well. If the Bulls bring on Favors without parting ways with Robin Lopez, Favors would find himself in an unfavorable situation fighting for minutes in Chicago's crowded frontcourt. A trade can't officially go down until January 15, and the Bulls have also received interest from the Pistons, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Wednesday, 7:17 am
  • Kyle Kuzma scores just nine points
    Kyle Kuzma came off the bench to hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 24 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kuzma has been overshadowed by Julius Randle lately and is averaging just 10.2 points over his last five. He averaged 19.5 points in January and 18.2 points in November, but Randle is the guy starting and getting big minutes right now. If you can still trade Kuzma based on his name value, now might be the time to get it done before other owners figure out that it's currently the Randle show in L.A. Tuesday, 10:32 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. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
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