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  • Emmanuel Mudiay doesn't leave bench
    Emmanuel Mudiay was listed as a DNP-CD for Sunday's 105-98 loss against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Mudiay has fallen to third man on the point guard depth chart behind veteran Jameer Nelson and rookie Jamal Murray. There is still plenty of time to go, so don't give up on Mudiay just yet in deeper leagues. However, until the pecking order changes it is necessary for fantasy owners to keep Mudiay reserved in most formats. Today, 4:58 pm
  • John Wall goes for 23 & 11 w/ nine turnovers
    John Wall had a mixed game on Sunday, scoring 23 points with 11 assists, three rebounds and four steals, but he also committed nine turnovers.

    Advice: Wall has at least five first-quarter assists in six consecutive games, and he did his best to carry his team to a win tonight, but their offense wasn't up to snuff at 42.5 percent shooting. His turnovers didn't help matters tonight, but all credit is due to Utah's suffocating team defense. Wall's shot has been off lately, so it was also nice to see him knock down 9-of-18 shots with a pair of 3-pointers tonight. Today, 4:56 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon hands out seven dimes in win
    Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with seven assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Brogdon helped spark a third-quarter run by the Bucks which put them in the lead, and all 15 of his points came during the second half of action. Brogdon continues to severely outplay starter Matthew Dellavedova, who missed all six of his shot attempts and finished the game with just two boards, three dimes, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes, but with Jason Kidd at the helm, it's anyone's guess if Brogdon will ever make his way back into the starting five. He's still worth owning, though. Today, 4:48 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 28 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting during Sunday's 100-96 win over the Suns, to go with eight boards, six assists, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo also went 6-of-7 from the charity stripe, giving him a phenomenal 87.1 true shooting percentage to accompany his 27.7 usage rate. The Greek Freak scored 15 points during the third quarter without missing a single shot to help give Milwaukee the lead, and there really wasn't anything Phoenix could do to try and stop him. He ranks No. 3 overall for a reason. Today, 4:25 pm
  • Brandon Knight picks up another DNP-CD
    Brandon Knight picked up his second straight DNP-CD on Sunday.

    Advice: The Suns are shifting to a developmental focus, meaning that Tyler Ulis is now ahead of Knight on the depth chart. Feel free to send Knight to the wire. Today, 4:14 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore coming off bench Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore (personal) will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Moore was out of Saturday's game for personal reasons, but he is back and should see a healthy amount of minutes off the bench. Hollis Thompson will make the start at the two for the second consecutive game. Today, 3:57 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 11 points with nine dimes
    Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe’s been a steady top-40 guy all year long, but with Phoenix having no shot of making a post-season push, we might see him get hit with some random rest days down the stretch in order to give some more developmental minutes to Tyler Ulis. Selling high on Bledsoe now wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world. Today, 3:41 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in 27 mins
    Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting Sunday, to go with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Since the departure of Lou Williams, Clarkson has seen his usage rate spike to 28.0, up from his pre-break average of 22.9. Head coach Luke Walton has said that he wants Clarkson to be more of a playmaker in the second-unit with Sweet Lou no longer around, so his minutes and usage should continue this upward trend for the final few months of the season. Today, 3:26 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points in 29 mins
    D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Keeping down the turnovers and scoring efficiently will be key in how high Russell can climb up the rankings, but no matter what, he figures to see a strong boost with Lou Williams no longer in town to mess with his fourth quarter minutes. If he can keep playing like this, then he might be able to flirt with top-50 value to close out the year. Today, 3:14 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (back) won't play vs. Pelicans
    Victor Oladipo (back) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Oladipo warmed up tonight but obviously didn't feel well enough to return, leaving him questionable to play vs. the Jazz on Tuesday. Alex Abrines and Doug McDermott stand to gain the most in his absence, with Abrines as the projected starter. Today, 3:09 pm
  • Patty Mills scores nine points w/ seven dimes
    Patty Mills scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting Sunday, to go with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one turnover in 17 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Mills is worth owning as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but he doesn’t bring enough to the other areas of the box score to be considered a worthwhile standard-league asset. Tony Parker put up eight points, nine dimes and three boards in 20 minutes, and he can remain on the waiver wire just about everywhere. Today, 3:05 pm
  • Cory Joseph starting again w/ Kyle Lowry out
    Cory Joseph will earn another start on Sunday with Kyle Lowry (wrist) unavailable.

    Advice: Joseph had 11 points, six assists and three steals in 36 minutes on Friday, and the playing time should be very high again tonight. He's a fine streaming and DFS option, and is worth a look everywhere while Lowry is on the shelf. Today, 2:59 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (back) a game-time decision
    Victor Oladipo (back) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Pelicans.

    Advice: Oladipo is currently going through his pregame routine and a decision on his status will be made once that's complete. For what it's worth, Dipo was reportedly walking very lightly after sitting down following his pregame workout, so he may be a bit closer to doubtful. If he's out, Alex Abrines will have another opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Today, 2:30 pm
  • Victor Oladipo going through pregame workout
    Victor Oladipo (back) was spotted going through a pregame workout, but his status for Sunday's game against the Pelicans remains unclear.

    Advice: Oladipo was forced to spend Friday's game on the sidelines, and only managed to get in a light practice on Saturday, so he's likely headed for a game-time call tonight. Owners will need to check back closer to tip-off for an official update, but if he's out, Alex Abrines would likely draw the start and he'd be someone to consider as a punt play in DFS after putting up 19 points and five triples his last time out. Stay tuned. Today, 2:11 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (neck) will start on Sunday
    Reggie Jackson (neck) will start Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy said that the team has been winning, so he's not thinking about changing his starting five at the moment. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer and Andre Drummond will join Jackson in the starting five. Today, 1:32 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (neck) questionable Sunday
    Reggie Jackson (neck spasms) is questionable to play Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Jackson wasn't able to go through shootaround, although he was able to get in some work around 3pm ET, so he's shaping up to be a game-time call for tonight's game. Owners will have to check back closer to tip-off for an official update, but if he's out, Ish Smith would draw the start and he'd be someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or low-budget DFS option. Stay tuned. Today, 1:04 pm
  • Wade Baldwin headed for D-League stint
    Wade Baldwin has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: As long as Mike Conley is healthy, Baldwin will remain irrelevant in all leagues. Today, 12:36 pm
  • Malone says Mudiay still not 100 percent
    Mike Malone said that Emmanuel Mudiay is still not 100 percent recovered from his back issues, but he's good enough to be able to play.

    Advice: Mudiay was only able to earn five minutes off the bench his last time out, and with him still not quite 100 percent, Malone may continue to limit his minutes. Simply put, Mudiay is not worth the headache in standard leagues. Today, 12:31 pm
  • Malik Beasley recalled from D-League stint
    Malik Beasley has been recalled from the D-League.

    Advice: He only plays if the game is a blowout. Leave him on the wire. Today, 12:13 pm
  • Patrick Beverley sits out Sunday's practice
    Patrick Beverley (groin) was withheld from competing during Sunday's practice as a precautionary measure.

    Advice: Beverley said that his groin was feeling a bit tight, but he's not expecting to miss Monday's game against the Pacers. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Monday morning's shootaround. Today, 11:32 am
  • Tyler Ennis will be available
    Tyler Ennis will be available on Sunday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Lakers have waived Marcelo Huertas and they are negotiating a buyout with Jose Calderon, so Ennis will get the chance to be the backup PG in LA behind D'Angelo Russell. The Lakers could very easily use Jordan Clarkson there as well, so it's not a lock that Ennis will see more than a handful of minutes. He's not a pickup in standard leagues. Today, 10:51 am
  • E'Twaun Moore (personal) not on injury report
    E'Twaun Moore (personal) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: This is great news for the Pelicans after Moore missed Saturday's game for personal reasons. The Pelicans are very thin on the wings, so Moore should see plenty of minutes. To be clear, his upside is low with Jrue Holiday, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis dominating all the touches. Hollis Thompson loses value with Moore expected back. Today, 10:01 am
  • Hornets sign Briante Weber to 10-day deal
    The Hornets will sign Briante Weber to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: He was released by the Warriors on Saturday night, so the Hornets aren't wasting any time here. Weber will compete with Brian Roberts for the backup PG role behind Kemba Walker, but there's no fantasy appeal here. Weber has career averages of 3.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.9 steals. Today, 8:59 am
  • Mavs sign Quinn Cook
    The Mavericks have signed Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Cook will have a chance to back up Yogi Ferrell until J.J. Barea (leg) returns in the near future. He's safe to leave on the wire in most formats for now. Today, 8:48 am
  • SVG trying to get the best out of Jackson
    Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he's trying to figure out how to get the best out of Reggie Jackson.

    Advice: "I think he's been trying defensively," SVG said. "Just offensively, we've got to find an answer. I know he's frustrated. He's frustrated with me, play calls and things like that. So, we're going to have to find something to where he can play more effectively, more productively, on the offensive end of the court." R-Jax has the worst plus/minus rating of anyone on the roster and hit rock bottom on Thursday with four points and four assists in just 20 minutes. He's shooting 36.3 percent from the field in February and looks a like a drop candidate in standard leagues if there's a hot free agent available. Today, 7:02 am
  • Ray McCallum joins the D-League
    Ray McCallum has joined the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

    Advice: McCallum signed two 10-day contracts with the Hornets, but never made an appearance and Charlotte didn't offer him a deal for the remainder of the season. The Hornets will use the roster spot to pursue Briante Weber. Today, 6:41 am
  • Hornets expected to sign Briante Weber
    The Hornets are the favorites to sign Briante Weber.

    Advice: The Warriors released Weber on Sunday night as they intend to pursue Jose Calderon. Charlotte is actually a decent landing spot for Weber, as he will have a chance to win the backup PG job behind Kemba Walker with Ramon Sessions (knee) out a while. To be clear, there's not much fantasy appeal here for the defensive specialist. Today, 6:30 am
  • Cameron Payne returned to action on Saturday February 25. Today, 12:29 am
  • Steph Curry scores 27; Dubs earn playoff spot
    Stephen Curry scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and five 3-pointers during a 112-95 win over the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: With Kevin Durant (hand) out for the first time all season, Klay Thompson also scored 24 points to be the only two Warriors to hit double-digit scoring in this win. The Warriors became the first team this season to clinch a playoff spot and sit at 49-9 on the year. Curry also had a four-point play for two straight games to get him to five of those on the season. He had a terrible finish to his first half, but he's started hot with this gem and a 35-point Thursday. The Warriors start their five-game East Coast trip on Tuesday and will be on the road until Mar. 8 when Boston comes to the Bay Area. Curry is sitting pretty as a top-five player in fantasy this season. Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Briante Weber done with the Warriors
    The Warriors will release Briante Weber.

    Advice: It's buyout season and the Warriors will be looking at guys like Jose Calderon. This is actually a positive for Weber because some team with less talent will be signing him. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Jeremy Lin gets just 15 minutes
    Jeremy Lin played 15 minutes with nine points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Just like on Friday, he was right at 15 minutes again. That doesn't really feel like a coincidence for the oft-injured Lin and the Nets will obviously take it easy on their highest-paid guard. If you want to pick him up, just remember that he will be seeing a ton of maintenance days going forward. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 15 with 10 boards
    Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Its' just the fourth double-double of his career, but he was not exactly playing well coming into this game. In his previous February games, he averaged just 9.4 points, 3.1 boards, 1.7 assists, 0.2 steals and 1.7 treys on 37.3 percent from the field. Kilpatrick's ceiling also goes down with Jeremy Lin back, so leave him on the wire for now. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie has solid game vs. GSW
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points with five rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets actually used him off the ball a little during this game due to their lack of wings. Dinwiddie also did have a minor left knee injury in this game, but he did play through it -- he tore his left ACL in college. With Jeremy Lin back, it'll be tough to use Dinwiddie most nights. Although, Lin should rest here and there. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (groin) scores 15 points
    Patrick Beverley (groin) scored 15 points with seven assists on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Rockets ruled out Beverley about an hour before tip-off, but he changed their mind when he told them he felt good after going through a pre-game workout. Beverley certainly didn't look limited tonight, shooting 4-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with four rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes. He gets a day off to rest before Monday's matchup with the Pacers. Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • Cam Payne makes his Chicago debut
    Cameron Payne made his Bulls debut on Saturday with six points, one rebound, one assist and two turnovers in 12 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls could eventually start Payne, but for now it doesn't look like Rajon Rondo is going away. That means Payne will likely be capped at around 24 minutes and there really won't be many chances to produce with Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade soaking up all the usage. Payne is really just a deep flier right now. Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Stephen Curry starting as expected Saturday
    Stephen Curry is starting as expected on Saturday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He got the day off at Friday's practice because he has some general soreness and there was a slight concern that he would be rested tonight, but he will play and should be a usage rate monster with Kevin Durant (hand) on the shelf. Deploy Curry like you normally would. Yesterday, 6:47 pm
  • Update: Patrick Beverley will play Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Patrick Beverley (groin) will play on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Wow. He was ruled out less than an hour ago, but the Rockets changed their mind after he worked and told them that he was feeling better. Beverley will stick in the starting lineup and there's no word of any restrictions. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Yesterday, 4:59 pm
  • Pat Beverley out, Eric Gordon will start
    Patrick Beverley (groin) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday and Eric Gordon will get the start.

    Advice: This groin has been lingering for a good portion of this month and he also had a flare up in October. Beverley is just day-to-day, so he should be back next week. Lou Williams suddenly becomes even more valuable and should be getting close to 30 minutes. Beverley owners should still hold him in all leagues. Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Cameron Payne is available
    Cameron Payne is available to play against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: With Jerian Grant starting and coach Fred Hoiberg saying he wants to keep Rajon Rondo in the rotation, it's tough to tell where Payne will get his minutes. He hasn't played too well this year, so most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Yesterday, 4:07 pm
  • Tyler Ennis could play with Clarkson
    Tyler Ennis said he's been close with Jordan Clarkson since their draft workouts.

    Advice: "I think we have chemistry right off the bat," Ennis said. Perhaps the Lakers get a look at Tyler Ennis in the second unit due to their lack of depth. With Jose Calderon likely to be bought out and Clarkson playing a lot more two than one, maybe Ennis gets in the rotation. He's not an add almost anywhere unless D'Angelo Russell needs to miss time. Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson has to work on defense
    Coach Luke Walton said Jordan Clarkson needs to work on his strength to be a better defender.

    Advice: "We ask him to guard multiple positions," Walton said about Clarkson's defense. "Sometimes the guy he is guarding is bigger. But as far as his explosiveness and aggression and competitive level, I think he’ll be a good defender the older he gets and stronger he gets." Clarkson did a fine job on Russell Westbrook, who made just 4-of-18 from the field on Friday. Clarkson should trend up now that Lou Williams is gone, so give him a look to see if he can get it going again. Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Victor Oladipo only does light practice
    Victor Oladipo (back) only went through a light practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Billy Donovan said he wouldn't be able to play in a game today, which means he's questionable at best for Sunday against the Pelicans. Alex Abrines was big time on Friday with a career-high 19 points in 29 minutes, so he stands to benefit the most again. Plus, Andre Roberson slid over to the two more, which opened up some run for Doug McDermott. Oladipo owners should just sit tight. Yesterday, 11:40 am
  • E'Twaun Moore (personal) out Saturday
    E'Twaun Moore (personal) will not play Saturday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The Pelicans backcourt is already incredibly thin after New Orleans traded away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal. Tim Frazier and Hollis Thompson will see extended minutes on Saturday. It's possible that the Pels choose to start Frazier alongside Jrue Holiday. Yesterday, 9:22 am
  • Beverley (groin) questionable for Saturday
    Patrick Beverley (left groin tightness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Beverly suffered a minor groin injury that forced him out of Houston's final game prior to the All-Star break. However, coach Mike D'Antoni said that Beverley was "fine" before Thursday's game and Beverly finished with two points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 30 minutes in that contest. Unfortunately, he may have aggravated the groin, although it's never wise to read too much into the game notes designation. If Beverly does not play, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams would see additional minutes. Yesterday, 8:40 am
  • Cam Payne (illness) expects to play Saturday
    Cameron Payne (illness) said he expects to dress and be available for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Payne was prevented from making his Bulls debut on Friday because he was under the weather. The Bulls gave up a lot (Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott) in the trade with OKC, so Payne is expected to see significant minutes the rest of the season in Chicago. Yesterday, 6:16 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores two points
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored two points with one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in five minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't check in until the Nuggets were up 120-98 with 4:52 left in this game. Mudiay is not expected to be in the rotation for the next couple games, and possibly longer than that. Friday, 11:38 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie is PG2
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored eight points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He is the No. 2 point guard ahead of Isaiah Whitehead for now, but Jeremy Lin being back takes away most of the appeal for Dinwiddie. Leave him on the wire, especially with Lin expected to play on Saturday. Friday, 11:22 pm
  • Jeremy Lin finally returns
    Jeremy Lin played in his first game of 2017 with seven points, two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He looked fine and obviously the Nets were going to manage his minutes. He is expected to play in the second half of a back-to-back on Saturday, but expect his minutes to be limited against the Warriors in a homecoming game. He's not a complete must-own player in shallow leagues due to how the Nets will be careful with him. Friday, 11:16 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores just five points
    Sean Kilpatrick scored five points with two turnovers in 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He was at his best earlier this season just after Jeremy Lin got hurt back in November, but Kilpatrick hasn't really shown much in the last two months. He's not really worth owning with the Nets somewhat healthy. Friday, 11:13 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo's 33 points not enough
    Giannis Antetokounmpo's 33 points weren't enough in Friday's 109-95 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: The Jazz have the third best defensive rating in the NBA, but the Greek Freak has proved time and time again that he's matchup proof. He shot 10-of-16 from the field and 11-of-15 from the line, adding 12 rebounds, three assists, five steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes. He's attempting 8.7 free throws per game in February compared to 5.7 FTAs in January, so expect him to keep being super aggressive with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe sores 17 points with 10 assists
    Eric Bledsoe scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: General manager Ryan McDonough did the rounds in the past couple days with interviews for the Phoenix TV broadcast and also on a local radio station. He talked about guys like Devin Booker and the youth movement, but didn't really mention Bledsoe as a guy to get big minutes. In other words, there's a chance he gets some games off at some point later this season because the Suns basically already know what they have with him. His fantasy owners may want to expect a decrease in his fantasy value going forward. Don't forget Bledsoe has already been rested one game this season. Friday, 9:43 pm
  • Brandon Knight gets a DNP-CD
    Brandon Knight was a DNP-CD on Friday.

    Advice: With the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, Knight just won't have any opportunity unless Eric Bledsoe or Devin Booker miss a game. Drop him. Friday, 9:15 pm
  • Cory Joseph scores 11 points in start
    Cory Joseph scored 11 points in a start against the Celtics on Friday, adding one rebound, six assists, three steals and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He started out slow in this game, but was still able to turn in a decent stat line. Kyle Lowry (wrist) is going to need further evaluation and was in a brace on Friday night, so Joseph is likely looking at another game in the starting lineup. If you need a point guard or want some Kyle Lowry insurance, it's not a bad idea to add Joseph in most leagues until Lowry gets a clean bill of health. Friday, 8:59 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 w/ four steals
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting on Friday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Clarkson is going to close out more games with D'Angelo Russell now that Lou Williams is in Denver, and he kept his word tonight. Clarkson added five rebounds, five assists, four steals and two triples, posting a 28.1 usage rate in 29 minutes -- he had a 23.0 usage rate on the season. He's trending up and is a big winner of the Lou Williams trade along with Russell. He's firmly back on the standard-league radar if you're targeting triples and steals. Friday, 7:31 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 29 w/ six assists
    D'Angelo Russell lit up the box score for 29 points, six assists, four rebounds, four steals and three triples in Friday's 110-93 loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: With Lou Williams out of the picture, coach Luke Walton said Russell and Jordan Clarkson would be more involved in the fourth quarter and he kept his word as both players closed this game out. Russell logged 36 minutes on the night and hit 12-of-25 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with four turnovers, so he's a huge winner from the Lou Williams trade. His fantasy arrow is pointing way up. Friday, 7:26 pm
  • John Wall scores 29 points with 14 dimes
    John Wall scored 29 points with eight rebounds, 14 assists, two blocks and six turnovers in a loss at Philadelphia on Friday.

    Advice: He lived at the line with a career-high 13 makes in this win. On the other hand, Wall has struggled from the field in his last 10 games, making just 40.0 percent from the field with averages of 21.5 points, 3.7 boards, 12.9 assists, 1.5 steals, 4.2 turnover and 1.1 treys. The best part of his season is likely behind him after a monster December, but Wall is still an elite fantasy option. Friday, 7:21 pm
  • Mavericks to sign Quinn Cook
    The Mavericks will sign Quinn Cook to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: They need another PG with Deron Williams on waivers, so they will try to strike gold with Cook after finding a gem in Yogi Ferrell. J.J. Barea (leg) is nearing a return, so Cook isn't worth a look in most leagues right now. Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay not likely to be in rotation
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is not likely to be in the rotation for the next few games.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said Jamal Murray will be the backup point guard, so Mudiay is firmly in the doghouse. He has been a massive letdown this season and has been trending down since a somewhat solid December. Drop him. Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Cory Joseph will start for Kyle Lowry (wrist)
    Cory Joseph will start for Kyle Lowry (wrist) against the Celtics on Friday night.

    Advice: The Raptors will just throw their best point guard in the first unit with Delon Wright and Fred Vanvleet. Lowry had an X-ray on his wrist and will get more evaluation, so he could miss more action. Joseph is worth a look as a speculative add until Lowry gets the all clear. Friday, 4:16 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (back) ruled out vs. Lakers
    Victor Oladipo (back) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: It will be his first game out of the lineup in the 2017 portion of the season. It's a little worrisome that Oladipo is out just after the All-Star break, especially after he logged 37 minutes in his last game on Feb. 15. With him out, Alex Abrines, Doug McDermott and maybe Semaj Christon benefit. Friday, 4:13 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (back) a game-time call
    Victor Oladipo (back spasms) is a game-time decision to face the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Oladipo for his first game after the break, so that's not really a good sign. If he can't play the Thunder may have to turn to Alex Abrines more often, especially with Anthony Morrow in Chicago. Abrines would be a risky play, of course. Friday, 3:29 pm
  • Cameron Payne (illness) will not play vs. PHX
    Cameron Payne (illness) will not play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: The other former Thunder players are good to go, but Payne has the flu. The Bulls overpaid for Payne, so they will likely give him decent minutes once he gets a grip on the offense. He'll have a lot of bumps in the road in his new role, but he's worth a look in fantasy leagues if you need a point guard. Friday, 3:20 pm
  • Stephen Curry gets a rest day
    Stephen Curry did not practice on Friday and should be fine to play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: It's just a day off for the reigning MVP. Coach Steve Kerr said Curry is a little banged up from Thursday's win. He went off in the third quarter with 20 points as the main reason why the Warriors scored 50 points with a laughable 200.0 offensive rating in that quarter. Friday, 12:53 pm
  • Pat Beverley goes on super overload
    Patrick Beverley said he enjoys playing for coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "Super, super, super, super, super cool, super dope coaching staff," Beverley said. Cool. Even with Lou Williams in the mix, Thursday was an encouraging game for Beverley with 30 minutes and he also didn't play the final three minutes due to garbage time. Fantasy owners weren't counting on Pat-Bev for scoring anyway, so he should still be viewed as a hold as a mid-round guy in standard leagues. Friday, 12:15 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay is probable for Friday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is probable to play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Thursday while Jamal Murray took over as the backup point guard. Murray did not take advantage of his opportunity, so maybe Mudiay can get minutes today. Obviously he can stay on the wire as one of the most inefficient players in 2017. Friday, 11:17 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will start Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will start Friday night vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This will be Lin's first game action since Dec. 26. He has played in only 12 games this season for the Nets but is averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 treys and 1.3 steals in those contests. Spencer Dinwiddie, who had a few nice games prior to the All-Star break, will get bumped back to the bench. Lin will also play on Saturday vs. the Warriors, assuming he doesn't suffer a setback. Friday, 10:09 am
  • Tyler Ennis (trade) will not play Friday
    Tyler Ennis (trade) will not play Friday night vs. OKC

    Advice: Ennis is expected to make his Lakers debut Sunday vs. the Spurs. The Rockets traded Ennis in order to shed salary. Ennis has not played well since being drafted 18th overall out of Syracuse in the 2014 draft. This season he is averaging just 1.9 points and 1.1 assists in 6.3 minutes. The Lakers are his fourth team in less than three years. Ennis can be left on the waiver wire. Friday, 9:57 am
  • Lin not on injury report, expected to play
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) is not listed on the injury report and is expected to play Friday night vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Lin has not appeared in a game since the day after Christmas. And he has played in just seven games since the start of November. Being injury prone obviously makes him a risky add, especially because the Nets will err on the side of caution and limit his minutes the rest of the way. However, he has averaged 13.9 points, 5.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 treys and 1.3 steals in the 12 games he's played in this season. He's worth a flier if you have room on your roster. Friday, 7:19 am
  • Steph Curry scores 20 in 50-point 3rd quarter
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points during the Warriors remarkable 50-point third quarter on Thursday night, finishing with 35 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and six 3-pointers on 10-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: The NBA All-Star Game, which featured a 192-182 final score, resulted in just one 50-point quarter, while the other seven came in between 39-49 points. And considering there was no defense played in that game, what the Warriors did against the defensive-minded Clippers tonight was amazing. The last time an NBA team scored 50 points in a quarter was 2014 and the last time the Warriors did it was in 1989. Curry was a beast tonight and broke a close game open by going on a crazy run over the last half of the third quarter. The Warriors hit 17-of-23 shots in the third, which was one more field goal than they hit in the entire first half. Thursday, 10:56 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay gets a DNP-CD
    Emmanuel Mudiay was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets gave Jamal Murray all of the backup point guard minutes, so they kept Mudiay out of the lineup for this game. Despite creating some buzz over the summer, Mudiay just hasn't been able to perform in his second season. He will likely find playing time at some point but there's just no reason to own him in most leagues. Thursday, 9:50 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores six points in 23 minutes
    E'Twaun Moore started at shooting guard on Thursday and hit just 2-of-6 shots for six points, three boards, three assists and a steal in 23 minutes of Thursday's 129-99 blowout loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Omri Casspi broke his thumb tonight and the Pelicans are already depleted on the wings after the DeMarcus Cousins trade. Moore should be better than this on most nights and the low minutes were in part due to the blowout factor. He still looks like an interesting pickup in fantasy, as he only has Tim Frazier and Hollis Thompson to compete with for minutes right now. If you picked him up hoping for a big night, give him another chance or two before pulling the plug. Thursday, 8:21 pm
  • Patrick Beverley plays 30 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played through his groin injury and hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, but also had 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Beverley played just 13 minutes last Wednesday before the All-Star break, but the injury wasn't serious and he managed to return without missing a game. And despite the lack of scoring, thanks in part to Lou Williams scoring 27 in his Rockets' debut, Beverley still filled the stat sheet. Williams is going to hurt him a little, but as long as Beverley is starting for the Rockets, he should continue to offer some fantasy value. Thursday, 7:58 pm
  • Reggie Jackson awful in Thursday's win
    Reggie Jackson hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points and four assists in just 20 minutes of Thursday's 114-108 OT win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Jackson had a bad night, helping to dig his team into an early 18-point hole, finishing the game with a +/- of -14, and watching his backup hand out 16 assists and help bring the Pistons back for one of the best wins of their season. Add in the fact that Stan Van Gundy was trying really hard to move Jackson at the deadline, and the future is up in the air here. Just keep in mind that it's only one game and Jackson is still the starter, for now, so don't do anything drastic with him. But if you have room to pick up Smith without dropping anyone too valuable, now looks like the time to make your move. Thursday, 7:24 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay is available off bench
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is available off the bench against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He has lost his starting job and his playing time is like going to be cut. Jameer Nelson figures to see playing time around 30 minutes while Mudiay could be closer to 20. Nelson is a hold in standard leagues while Mudiay just isn't ready yet in his second season. Thursday, 6:08 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starting at SG on Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore will start at SG for the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans are all gone, so it makes sense that Moore is stepping into a much bigger role for New Orleans. He doesn't have a very high fantasy upside, but is still worth a very long look given how thin the Pelicans' backcourt is right now. Thursday, 4:30 pm
  • Cameron Payne traded to Chicago at deadline
    Cameron Payne has been traded to the Bulls as part of a multi-player deal with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

    Advice: Chicago has been starting Jerian Grant at PG and it's reasonable to assume that Payne will overtake him quickly, if not immediately. The Bulls are hoping that Payne is their PG of the future and he's an interesting add if you need a cheap guard down the stretch -- he should already be owned in dynasty formats. Thursday, 11:56 am
  • Tyler Ennis traded for Marcelo Huertas
    Tyler Ennis has been traded to the Lakers for Marcelo Huertas, according to The Vertical.

    Advice: The Rockets continue to shed some money to now get them under the cap. Ennis could get minutes once guys like Jose Calderon are bought out, but frankly he hasn't been very good. Thursday, 11:54 am
  • Bulls interested in Cam Payne
    The Bulls have some interest in Cameron Payne, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: As mentioned earlier today, the Thunder are interested in Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. Multiple reports say the Bulls have been burning up the phones and should be making some sort of deal. Payne would actually have a shot to start in Chicago, but he's only a stash in very deep leagues for now. Thursday, 11:06 am
  • Suns would move Knight for a 2nd-round pick?
    According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Suns would move Brandon Knight for a high second-round pick or an expiring contract.

    Advice: The Suns have been shopping him unsuccessfully and a second-round pick might be ambitious at this point. Knight has been a disaster this season and is on the books through the 2019-20 season. He could have some value if he's moved to an ideal location, but there are better stashes out there right now. No trade is imminent. Thursday, 8:33 am
  • Report: Reggie Jackson likely 'staying put'
    Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today is hearing that Reggie Jackson likely won't go anywhere at the deadline.

    Advice: The Pistons have a high asking price, yet Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Wednesday night that a lot of teams don't view Jackson as a starter. Unless the rumors ramp up, Ish Smith is losing some stash appeal with a Jackson trade looking unlikely. According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, the Pistons will continue to aggressively shop him and they are looking for a first-round pick, a young player or an expiring contract. Thursday, 7:33 am
  • Suns shopping Knight and Tyson with no luck?
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Suns are still shopping Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler.

    Advice: Stein adds that the Suns have "struggled all week for traction on their guys," so a deal for Knight or Chandler isn't likely at the moment. Both players are signed to long-term contracts and not many teams are willing to give up draft picks right now. Chandler is a hold in standard leagues, while Knight belongs on the wire. Thursday, 6:36 am
  • Jeremy Lin at practice on Wednesday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) was at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is expected to play on Friday night to start his second half. Lin has suffered three hamstring strains and the Nets are a near lock to be last in the NBA, so there is little incentive to play him. He is almost certainly going to be limited for the foreseeable future, but feel free to pick him up to see what happens. Wednesday, 3:54 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay will move to the bench
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will be moving to the bench going forward and is questionable to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Maybe it's because of his bad back, but Mudiay has really struggled in 2017. In fact, he made just 32.7 percent from the field in 2017 with averages of 8.3 points, 2.3 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.8 turnovers and 0.8 treys. He's still a serious project right now and just doesn't have the game to have fantasy value in standard-style leagues. Wednesday, 12:12 pm
  • Report: Houston not looking to deal Beverley
    The Rockets are reportedly uninterested in trading away Patrick Beverley at the deadline.

    Advice: Beverley has reportedly received interest from the Cavs, Knicks and Bulls, but with Beverley also happy in Houston it would be shocking to see a trade go down. Beverley has been a top-50 guy this season, although his value could take a slight hit, as his minutes are likely to be reduced with Lou Williams now on the roster. Wednesday, 10:35 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will play Thursday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will play on Thursday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: After making it through a full practice on Tuesday, the PG is ready to return after missing 11 out of the last 14 games. With the Nuggets hoping for a playoff push, Jameer Nelson is still the better player to own in standard leagues unless the veteran is moved at the deadline. Mudiay is only a pickup in points leagues for now. Tuesday, 5:29 pm
  • Malik Beasley sent down for a D-League stint
    Malik Beasley has been sent down to the D-League.

    Advice: Beasley isn't a significant part of the rotation in Denver, so there's no fantasy spin here. Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday
    Updating a previous report, Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered a minor groin injury that forced him out of the final game heading into the All-Star break, but he practiced in full on Tuesday and he'll be back in action on Thursday night. Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • Beverley (groin) expected to play Thursday
    Mike D'Antoni said that Patrick Beverley (groin) is "fine" and he expects him to be good to go for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered the minor groin strain during Houston's final game heading into the break, but he's had plenty of time to rest up and his owners can plan on having him available on Thursday night. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 3:09 pm
  • Warriors recall Briante Weber from D-League
    The Warriors have recalled Brainte Weber from the D-League.

    Advice: Weber's second 10-day contract will expire on Friday, so if the Dubs want to bring him on long-term, they'll have to make that decision soon. Weber has zero fantasy value in Golden State. Tuesday, 12:21 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo makes 14-of-17 shots
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made 14-of-17 shots to finish Sunday's All-Star game with 30 points, six rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block.

    Advice: In his first All-Star game, the Bucks' star led his team in scoring despite playing just 23 minutes and sitting out down the stretch. He hammered down a put-back dunk over Stephen Curry that will make highlight reels, and generally feasted in a game with zero defense. The Bucks are one game behind Detroit for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, and Giannis' production is more important than ever with Jabari Parker (ACL surgery) out for the season. Feb 19, 8:22 pm
  • ESPN: Pistons still shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons have "continued to gauge the market" for Reggie Jackson, according to's Marc Stein.

    Advice: In case you missed it on Friday, the Pistons have reportedly talked to the Magic about a Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green deal. Plus, last month there was a Jackson for Ricky Rubio report, and also ESPN's Zach Lowe said the Pelicans had exploratory interest in Jackson. Ish Smith isn't the greatest stash in fantasy, but he has some appeal for owners needing a point guard. Feb 18, 4:21 pm
  • Suns GM: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

    Advice: "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Feb 18, 7:36 am
  • Briante Weber assigned to D-League
    The Warriors assigned Briante Weber to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: The move will allow Weber to participate in Saturday morning's D-League All-Star game. Weber has appeared in five games with the Warriors this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes. Feb 18, 7:22 am
  • ESPN: Magic, Pistons talking Jackson deal
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to Orlando for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: To be clear, nothing is imminent. We're going to see a lot of Jackson trade rumors as the deadline approaches next Thursday. He's been vastly outplayed by Ish Smith lately and the Pistons just don't have the ammo to compete in the Eastern Conference right now, so being sellers makes sense. There could be some sort of draft compensation for the Pistons, but Jackson being signed through the 2019-20 season is a big factor on potential move. It makes sense to stash Ish Smith in deeper leagues. Feb 17, 11:54 am
  • John Wall scores 20 points in win vs. Pacers
    John Wall kept it going during a 111-98 win over the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 20 points with two rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, two blocks and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Break up the Wizards. They have won 11 of their last 12 to help them surge to the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. Wall has also passed Russell Westbrook for No. 2 in assists thanks to this outburst and is just 0.02 steals per game behind Draymond Green for the league lead in that department. Wall has absolutely earned his All-Star spot and has been among the best Eastern Conference player in the past month. Feb 16, 7:11 pm
  • Suns unlikely to deal Eric Bledsoe?
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

    Advice: "He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense. Feb 16, 6:29 am
  • Eric Bledsoe posts triple-double in easy win
    Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break. Feb 15, 10:09 pm
  • Victor Oladipo recovers quickly, scoring 21
    Victor Oladipo recovered on Wednesday with 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes.

    Advice: VO was held to just six points with little else in 18 minutes during a blowout loss on Monday, but it didn't take him long to regain his rhythm. We haven't seen the early-round value his owners expected on draft day, but he's still bounced back from a rocky start to post top-50 value over the past month. Expect more of the same after the break. Feb 15, 9:44 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 21 points in loss
    D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points in a blowout loss to the Suns on Thursday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Russell ranks ninth on the Lakers in fourth quarter minutes this season because coach Luke Walton likes to go with the hot hand down the stretch, so it was nice to see Russell get close to 10 minutes of garbage time tonight after not playing a single minute in the fourth quarter on Tuesday vs. the Kings. His FG percentage is still an issue and he shot 7-of-20 from the field in this one, but he managed to hit all five of his free throws. With Lou Williams and Nick Young expected to be popular names at the deadline, hopefully we'll see Russell close out a lot more games after the break. Feb 15, 9:25 pm
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