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  • Tyson Chandler returned to action on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 am
  • Dejounte Murray returned to action on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 am
  • Wes Johnson was reinstated from his suspension on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 am
  • Blake Griffin could return on road trip
    Blake Griffin (knee) could return to game action on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Clippers start their road trip on Saturday and won't be coming back home until Feb. 2. Griffin has been going through some sprints and DeAndre Jordan seemed encouraged. "I’m ready for Blake to come back. I know he’s extremely ready to be back on the floor," Jordan said. He doesn't have a target date, but another loss on Thursday could move BG's timetable up. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:07 am
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  • Andrew Wiggins scores 27 points in win
    Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Thursday's 104-101 win against the Clippers.

    Advice: Wiggins has struggled this month, so watching him have a big night was refreshing. His lack of peripheral stats can be frustrating for fantasy owners, but on nights like tonight, his scoring makes up for it. He did grab a crucial rebound late in the game, which put him on the free throw line where he was able close the game out. Minnesota will face off against the Nuggets on Sunday, a team that Wiggins has scored 25 points against in each game this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Zach LaVine shoots poorly vs. Clippers
    Zach LaVine hit 3-of-13 shots for nine points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday's win over the Clippers.

    Advice: LaVine is averaging just 15.3 points per game in January compared to his 20.1 points per game this season. It has been a rocky month nonetheless, but his next matchup is one that favors him, as the Nuggets are giving up the most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards, making this a great bounce back spot. Fantasy owners should deploy him as per usual. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores team-high 37 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scores a team-high 37 points with 12 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday's 104-101 win against the Clippers

    Advice: It was business as usual for Towns, who recorded his 32nd double-double of the season and led his team to a comeback victory with his valiant effort. He completely dominated DeAndre Jordan who had no answer for him. Towns is playing at an elite level right now, averaging 26.8 points, 14.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals, and 2.8 assists per game in his last five. If he continues at this pace, he will finish the season as a first-round player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores five points in 25 minutes
    Kris Dunn scored five points with four assists, four rebounds, one block and one steal in 25 minutes on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Dunn started in place of the injured Ricky Rubio (hip) in the second half of tonight’s game. However, Tyus Jones started at point guard in the fourth quarter and finished with four points, four assists, and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes. Both of them were on the court to close out the game. If Rubio misses any time, Dunn and Jones would get a boost in playing time. In games where Dunn has played at least 24 minutes this season, he has averaged 5.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.2 points, and 3.0 steals per game. He will not light up the score board, but he is a great source of steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • J.J. Redick struggles against Minnesota
    J.J. Redick hit 4-of-11 shots for nine points with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday's loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: This type of night is to be expected from him, but the 31 minutes is a good sign. Redick only saw an extra minute per game in the last stint without Chris Paul (thumb) and he actually has a higher usage rate and a better efficiency with CP3 on the floor with him this season, but Redick should get more chances to score when he's having a good game. Keep him rolling. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Jamal Crawford struggles in Thursday's loss
    Jamal Crawford hit 3-of-14 shots for seven points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes on Thursday against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Crawford continues to struggle with his shot, sporting a .178 field goal percentage in his last five games and scoring fewer than 10 points in each contest during that stretch. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Crawford should see a boost in minutes. His shot will likely eventually start falling as he is a shooter and he is a borderline own with Paul out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores career-high 29 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a career-high 29 points with 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Thursday's loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Jordan had a huge night, but did miss some key free throws late in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a 12-point blown lead for the Clippers. Hack-a-Jordan was in full effect late in the game. He is averaging 17.8 points, 18 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in his last five games. The Clippers will need Jordan to step up in the next 6-8 weeks with Chris Paul (hand) out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 10 points in loss
    Raymond Felton scored 10 points with eight assists, four rebounds and two steals on Thursday night against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Felton got the start for the injured Chris Paul (hand) tonight and played 34 minutes. Although he scored just 10 points, he did contribute in dimes and steals. He should be owned in all formats during Paul’s absence, but will hurt you in field goal percentage some nights. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon scores seven in 19 minutes
    Dewayne Dedmon scored seven points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's likely getting at least a slight bump in playing time with Pau Gasol (hand) out. Interestingly, both Dedmon and David Lee have played 84 minutes each next to LaMarcus Aldridge in the last 15 games, but coach Gregg Popovich may like Dedmon is his current role off the bench to back up LMA and Lee. There is still a chance he can up his minutes from 15.6 to the low 20s. For what it's worth, his per-24 stats are 7.3 points, nine boards, 0.9 steals and 1.3 blocks, so getting to even just 20 minutes would make him interesting. If you want offense get Lee, if you want defense get Dedmon. DD has the higher upside for the blocking scarcity. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • David Lee scores 10 points with 16 boards
    David Lee grabbed a season-high 16 boards in a start for Pau Gasol (hand) on Thursday against the Nuggets, adding 10 points, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: When he's in shape and is playing motivated, he has a similar skill set to Gasol right now. Coach Gregg Popovich said Lee was "fantastic" in this game, which isn't too surprising based on his previous starts. In those previous three, Lee averaged 8.7 points, 9.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks in 27.0 minutes. He should have some low-end value while Gasol is out for the next month or so, so he's worth a look in standard leagues for anyone needing a big man for points, boards and percentages. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Davis Bertans scores four points
    Davis Bertans scored four points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: When Bertans does get minutes, it's usually behind LaMarcus Aldridge. In this game, he only played next to LMA for four minutes and he actually played well overall today. Over the last 15 games, Aldridge has played only 3.9 percent of his minutes next to Bertans. He's only a pickup if you're desperate with Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee already picked up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Patty Mills doesn't do much as backup
    Patty Mills scored three points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: Dejounte Murray isn't going to go off every night, so expect Mills to be better when Tony Parker (foot) doesn't play. Keep an eye on Parker's status for Saturday, but he is traveling to play in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Dejounte Murray scores career-high 24 points
    Dejounte Murray had easily his best NBA game of his career in a start for Tony Parker (foot) on Thursday, scoring a career-high 24 points on 7-of-11 from the field with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one turnover and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Murray had no jumper in his time at Washington, making just 34.0 percent of his twos and 28.8 percent of his threes. He also had some horrendous turnover woes, so the one turnover in all that playing time is almost as impressive as the scoring. Clearly, things are working out nicely for the rookie and the Spurs clearly trust him as their No. 3 point guard. This game is a huge fluke, but keep him in mind if Tony Parker (foot) misses games again. Parker is likely to play on Saturday against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • John Wall scores 29 points in win at MSG
    John Wall scored 29 points in a 113-110 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Revenge game for not making the All-Star starters? Whatever the case, Wall's Wizards are the hottest team in the East with their four-game winning streak -- nobody else has more than two straight wins. Not surprisingly, Wall has crushed in those four games, averaging 25.8 points, 4.5 boards, 10.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He'll obviously be an All-Star reverse and has first-round value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 13 points in 16 minutes
    J.J. Barea hit 5-of-10 shots for 13 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 16 minutes on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: This was the third consecutive game that he scored double-digit points, however, Barea has not played more than 19 minutes since Nov. 16. With that said, he is shooting the ball well, so he is at least someone worth adding to your watch list. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Felton, JJ, Rivers, Luc & Jordan starting
    Raymond Felton, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan will start against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: This was expected all along and the Clippers will have to manage without the NBA's top player in real plus minus. Felton is worth a look if you need a point guard for the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scored 18 points in loss
    Wesley Matthews scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers in Thursday's 95-99 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He’s been shooting the ball well from beyond the arc with 15 3-pointers in his last four games. Matthews has now scored in double figures in four consecutive games, including three games with at least 18 points. Despite tying his career-low 38.8 field goal percent this season, his peripheral stats have been just fine. He has a tough matchup on Friday against the Jazz, but has scored in double-figures each time he has faced them this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Tyson Chandler scores season-high 22 points
    Tyson Chandler scored a season-high 22 points against the Cavs during a 118-103 loss on Thursday, adding 16 rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He kept the Suns in this game and grabbed at least 15 boards for the sixth straight active game to tie the record for the longest streak in Suns history. After the game, coach Earl Watson called Chandler "big time" and said his consistency has been important for the Suns. Fantasy owners should just keep rolling him out there and he remains a huge bargain in DFS right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 pm
  • Dejounte Murray will start for Parker vs. DEN
    Dejounte Murray will start for Tony Parker (foot) against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It'll be the third start of his career. In his previous two, he averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 boards, 2.5 assists and 0.5 treys. He's actually shot the ball a lot better, but obviously you would have to be in a deep league to grab him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:30 pm
  • Dejounte Murray expected to be available
    Dejounte Murray (ankle) is expected to be available for Thursday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He may actually get a start after missing the last two games. Murray has almost no value right now, but he is playing better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 pm
  • Tyson Chandler back in the starting lineup
    Tyson Chandler (illness) is back in the starting lineup against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He said he's ready to go after getting a couple days off. Chandler has been cleaning up on the glass lately and is worth a look in season-long leagues. He is a solid DFS play with his cheap price, too. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:06 pm
  • Joakim Noah ruled out for Thursday night
    An MRI of Joakim Noah's left ankle confirmed a sprain and he will not play on Thursday against the Wizards.

    Advice: There are no details of a timetable, but the Knicks will likely be taking it easy on their oft-injured veteran. With him out, Kyle O'Quinn will look to bounce back from a dreadful start on Wednesday. He's still worth a look in season-long leagues or for DFS. Plus, Willy Hernangomez should benefit and is worth a look as a punt or pickup in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:03 pm
  • Blake Griffin running at full speed
    Blake Griffin (knee) was running at full speed in practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was doing some more on-court work and going through some tests. Yesterday, coach Doc Rivers said it'll likely be another 1-2 weeks before Griffin can return. Upon his return, he'll likely affect Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:02 pm
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  • Tyson Chandler in a better place mentally
    Tyson Chandler said his improved play lately has been because he's in a better place mentally.

    Advice: "You got to want to be out there," Chandler said. "You got to give yourself something to compete for. I feel healthy now, my mind is clear and so that’s why you see the product of it." In case you missed it, he said he will play tonight after a couple days off. He's played well enough to be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:51 am
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) doubtful for Thursday
    Joakim Noah (ankle) is not expected to play on Thursday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He's going to have an MRI on Thursday morning but it's a safe bet that he will miss his second straight game -- Noah was in so much pain on Wednesday that he didn't even try to warm up after his ankle swelled up on the plane. Kyle O'Quinn started in Noah's place on Wednesday, but flopped in a big way with just two points in 10 minutes. Willy Hernangomez scored 17 points off the bench with 11 rebounds in 20 minutes and Marshall Plumlee also had a nice game with five points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 20 minutes, but this is a situation for fantasy owners to avoid until someone separates themselves from the pack. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:34 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 25 in triple-double
    DeMarcus Cousins posted his first triple-double of the season during a brutal 106-100 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, three blocks, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a really, really bad loss for the Kings. They blew a 22-point lead in this game to put them on a three-game losing streak. Worse yet, Rudy Gay (Achilles) is expected to miss the rest of the season. In his minutes not next to Gay, Cousins has a whopping 39.9 usage rate and actually has better efficiency, too. The bad news is there is an 11.6 net rating differential with Boogie-Rudy lineups and lineups with Boogie and no Rudy. Cousins will have some massive stat lines, but he's more likely to be rested at times this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Hello Again: Kevin Durant gets 40 pts vs. OKC
    Kevin Durant was phenomenal against his former team on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 40 points (13-of-16 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant said prior to the game. "I'm sure it will [be emotional]. It's people I've been with for so long and to see them again, yeah, they'll be some emotions. But I've still got a job to do." He did his job at an MVP level tonight, playing with a little extra juice against Russell Westbrook and co., and he continues to hold off all challengers for No. 1 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Garrett Temple drops nine points in 29 mins
    Garrett Temple played 29 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He should be getting a big bump in usage and playing time with Rudy Gay (Achilles). In the previous stretch Gay missed 10 of 11 games, Temple averaged 10.2 points, 3.4 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys on 42.4 percent from the field and 89.5 percent from the line. That was good for eighth-round value, so he is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • J.J. Redick, Crawford to see more minutes
    Doc Rivers said that J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford will likely play more minutes to help compensate for the loss of Chris Paul (left thumb surgery).

    Advice: Rivers was explicit about his reasoning. "Austin [Rivers] and Raymond [Felton] are the only two [points guards], really," he said. "[But] we don’t want to tax Raymond and Austin to the point that they’re not doing what they do well." Redick should already be owned, and Rivers and Felton are hot pickups with CP3 on the shelf for 6-8 weeks, but for now Crawford is just a borderline option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 points in a win
    John Wall scored 25 points during a 104-101 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards are clearly playing their best ball of the season, winning six of their last seven games to get them to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Wall has his fingerprints all over the recent run, averaging 20.4 points, 4.3 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 treys in those seven. He's an All-Star and the Wizards have won 13 straight at home. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: The 31-year-old center also needs an MRI. He has a sore left ankle and didn't go through shootaround. Noah has been surprisingly healthy lately, but he could miss additional time going forward given his track record. With him out, Kyle O'Quinn should get a bump in minutes and the same goes for Willy Hernangomez. If you need a big man, KOQ is worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Tyson Chandler should be ready for Thursday
    Tyson Chandler (illness) is expected to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He missed Monday's game against the Jazz because of a stomach bug. Chandler has been extremely busy this month, averaging 8.7 points, 15.5 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.3 steals in 30.7 minutes per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues while Alex Len should still have value off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:35 am
  • DeAndre Jordan gets an excused absence
    DeAndre Jordan had an excused absence from practice on Wednesday and will play on Thursday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He'll be back and the Clippers will need him out there. Interestingly, Jordan doesn't really see a bump in usage rate without Chris Paul (hamstring) next to him while his efficiency is similar. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:26 am
  • Blake Griffin about a week or two out
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) is still about 1-2 weeks away from his return.

    Advice: That means he'll be on the back end of his 4-6 week timeline from back on Dec. 20. Griffin is starting to do some on-court work and ran some sprints before Saturday's game. The Clippers may have a tough time winning games with Chris Paul (hamstring) also out. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers should be carrying the offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
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  • Joakim Noah (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (sore left ankle) did not go through shootaround and he is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is also questionable to play, and if neither guy is able to give it a go, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez would likely pick up most of the five-man minutes in New York. O'Quinn is about as hit-or-miss as they come, and as a starter this season he owns averages of 8.5 points, 8.8 boards and 0.8 blocks per game, so he's basically just a streamer if he gets the start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 27 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points (10-of-18 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with 16 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Towns has made an effort to find his shot earlier in games and it's paying dividends, as he's averaging 11.4 points in the first quarter of his last five games. "Just wanted to do what I can to get us W’s and make it as easy as I can for us as a whole to try to get wins," Towns said. "I felt that me being more aggressive in the first quarter would help us a little more, and I’m glad that it’s been working so far. I’ll keep riding the train." If he keeps this up, Towns should be a top-10 option the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits game-winner, plays D
    Wesley Matthews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just under 12 seconds remaining in Tuesday's tough, 99-98 win over the Bulls, and also played tough defense all night on Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

    Advice: While it may seem strange to praise Matthews' defense on a guy who just missed a triple-double with 24 points, nine boards and 12 assists (Butler), the two players had a running dialogue all night and Matthews had the last laugh when he knocked the ball away from Butler with the game on the line. Matthews finished with just 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers, but was much better in real life than fantasy tonight. And the Mavericks have quietly won three straight games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Patty Mills (left calf tightness) scores 11
    Patty Mills (left calf tightness) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Wolves and scored 11 points in 19 minutes.

    Advice: His injury is minor and it sounds like he was rested against the Suns on Saturday. He saw a couple minutes less than normal tonight, but was still productive with four assists, one rebound and three triples on 4-of-10 shooting. Tony Parker is playing better these days, so he's the PG you want to own in San Antonio unlike earlier in the season. We'll let you know when that changes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • J.J. Barea goes for 12 & 6 off bench
    J.J. Barea hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points and six assists in just 18 minutes in Tuesday's 99-98 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: Barea's hit double digits in back-to-back games but will need more than the 17 minutes he's getting a night right now if he's going to be worth adding in fantasy. Just keep an eye on him, as he's starting to come on. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:47 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 pm
  • Raymond Felton looking at a bump in minutes
    Raymond Felton is looking at a bump in minutes with Chris Paul (thumb surgery) out for the next 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Felton started the second half of Monday's game and looked great with 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting with six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes, and he averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. He's likely going to take over the starting role in Los Angeles and looks like a strong pickup in standard leagues. Austin Rivers also looks like a great pickup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:30 pm
  • MIN views Kris Dunn as long-term starter
    The Timberwolves reportedly view Kris Dunn as their long-term starting point guard.

    Advice: The Vertical broke news on Tuesday that Minnesota is actively shopping Ricky Rubio with the intent of being able to eventually turn over the reins to Dunn, so it’s highly likely that the rookie will be unleashed towards the end of the year. That being said, Dunn has a shaky jumper (37.8 percent shooting) and is not capable of consistently hitting the 3-point shot (0.4), so those two things will likely keep his value in check even when he's getting 30 minutes a night. Still, his upside in steals and assists makes him a reasonable guy to stash in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:59 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 with five triples
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points with five 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from the field in just 27 minutes, adding two assists, one rebound and two steals. Redick is rolling with averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.8 triples over his last five games, but expect his numbers to take a hit when Blake Griffin (knee) returns in the near future. Chris Paul (sprained thumb) picked up an injury tonight, but Redick won't benefit as much if CP3 misses time because his usage rate, true shooting percentage and offensive rating are lower when CP3 isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 on 7-of-7 shooting
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder on Monday.

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

    Advice: He was coming off a monster 24-point game with 21 rebounds and two blocks on Saturday, so it's not a surprise that he demolished a Thunder frontcourt that was missing Steven Adams (concussion). He finished 7-of-8 from the field and a respectable 5-of-8 from the line in 30 minutes. Jordan has recorded 20+ rebounds four times through seven January games, but he will have his hands full on Thursday vs. the Wolves. In their previous meeting on Nov. 12, Jordan posted 18 points, 16 rebounds and a pair of blocks of steals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:06 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 21 on 9-of-16 FGs
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Durant had three blocks on the night including a massive rejection on a LeBron James dunk attempt (link below). He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples, but only played 29 minutes in the blowout win. Durant should be a popular DFS target on Wednesday vs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. The last time those two teams met, Durant had 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:50 pm
  • Wes Johnson (personal) ruled out Monday
    Wes Johnson (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson is only averaging 13.8 minutes over his last five games, so this won't have many fantasy implications. Alan Anderson could pick up a few extra minutes in his absence, but shouldn't be trusted in any format. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:37 pm
  • Tyson Chandler (flu) out, Alex Len to start
    Tyson Chandler is battling a stomach flu and will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: There have been a lot of players out with an illness around the league and Chandler is the latest victim. Let's just hope this doesn't spread to his teammates. Chandler will get a couple days off to rest for Thursday's game vs. Cleveland. Alex Len will start and looks like a nice short-term pickup. Alan Williams could back up Len unless the Suns go small with Marquese Chriss at the five. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:04 pm
  • John Wall scores 24 points in a win
    John Wall scored 24 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: The wrist and pinkie injuries sure don't seem to be bothering him. Wall continues to talk about tweaking his shot due to his right pinkie, but he's taking jumpers with confidence and still blowing by people on drives. The Wizards were incredible in the first half with a 71 true shooting percentage to get them to 75 points and basically put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Wall's surgeon for the procedures on his knees probably needs a raise. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:46 pm
  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) out Tuesday vs. MIN
    Dejounte Murray (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He's a negligible part of the rotation on most nights, so his absence from Tuesday's game will have zero consequence in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:09 pm
  • Joakim Noah scores seven points in loss
    Joakim Noah scored seven points with 17 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: This comes on the second half of a back-to-back set, which is way more playing time than he's played previously with 21.8 minutes per game on no rest. Noah will likely see a dip in playing time at some point for a number of reasons, so he's only worth a look in 14-team leagues with his recent solid play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:06 pm
  • Patty Mills (calf) plans to play Tuesday
    Patty Mills (left calf tightness) said that he will play vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He said he's been experiencing tightness in his calf for a while, so that might explain his recent dip in production. Assuming he's good to go for Tuesday, Mills should see his normal workload of minutes in the 20s. Give him a look if you need to stream a couple 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:02 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles vs. Thunder
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 8-of-20 shots for 31 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: The big man has shown his passing abilities more often this season, averaging a career-high 4.1 assists per game. He has dished out at least five dimes in 10 of his last 11 games and has flirted with a triple-double several times during that stretch. Tonight’s double-double, marked his fifth consecutive one. Fantasy owners should be content with his production this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 15 points in 17 minutes
    J.J. Barea was phenomenal in his 17 minutes of action during Sunday's win over the Wolves, scoring 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three boards, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Barea also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a ridiculous true shooting percentage of 104.2 on the evening to accompany his 32.4 usage rate. Barea said that while he's still not completely recovered from the left leg muscle strain, he's finally starting to feel better, so his minutes should start creeping up into the 20-range. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores 19 points w/ 4 triples
    Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 win over the Wolves, adding four 3-pointers, seven boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Matthews has been connecting on a career-low 38.6 percent of his attempts this season, but aside from the shooting he's been solid with averages of 15.1 points, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.9 triples and just 1.4 turnovers per game, which has him sitting on an eighth-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:36 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 18 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scores 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Over the past few weeks, Towns has crept into the first-round equation with averages of 22.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.9 dimes, 1.9 blocks and 3.1 turnovers per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field and 91.4 percent shooting from the stripe. He should be able to finish the second half of the season as a first-round stud. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:36 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 11 points w/ three treys
    Zach LaVine (hip) scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine looked a bit rusty out there, and he didn't connect on any of his attempts from inside the arc, but the heavy minutes would suggest that he'll be just fine for Tuesday's game in San Antonio. LaVine popped off for 25 points with four triples in his last game against the Spurs, so his owners can expect a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He will be returning from a two-game absence, but there's no word of any restrictions. LaVine made it though warmups just fine and is safe to deploy in season-long leagues. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Brandon Rush will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:05 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call
    Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Advice: He's going to go through warmups and will play if his hip feels good according to coach Tom Thibodeau. If LaVine is able to return from a two-game absence, Brandon Rush will shift back to the bench. LaVine was also a game-time on Friday vs. the Thunder, so don't consider him as a lock to play. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:41 am
  • John Wall scores 25 points in win vs. Philly
    John Wall (wrist, pinkie) looked great in a 109-93 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 25 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Before the game, he said his hand injuries were affecting his shooting "big time" and he also was trying to figure out how to get the tape on his right pinkie to not affect him on the release either. Yeah, it didn't seem to bother him at all with a flurry of three treys in just a few minutes during the third quarter. Wall looks like he's good to go and should definitely be on the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
  • Tyson Chandler scores eight with 15 boards
    Tyson Chandler scored eight points with 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: That's five straight games with at least 15 boards, which is the longest streak since at least 1983-84. Chandler is clearly going to get minutes because his coach loves him as the backbone of their defense, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:12 pm
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:42 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan drops 24 & 21 with 9 dunks
    DeAndre Jordan put on a dunking highlight reel against the Lakers on Saturday, making 12-of-13 from the field for 24 points with 21 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

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

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:26 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 points vs. Lakers
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This wasn't really a garbage-time special for Felton in a very impressive game. He also played next to Chris Paul for eight minutes today, which is close to double his average in the 20 previous games they were paired together. Felton has been hanging around top-150 value in his last 10, but that's still close to his ceiling while CP3 is healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:19 pm
  • Blake Griffin doing some running
    Blake Griffin (knee) ran light sprints along the sideline at Staples Center during warm-ups on Saturday.

    Advice: He is coming along nicely and remains on his 4-6 week timetable. Griffin has been taking some shots and there has been no sign of a setback. It may be a handful of games before he's back to his old self, but his owners may get him back within the next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:40 pm
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  • Patty Mills (left calf) will not play vs. PHX
    Patty Mills (left calf tightness) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: Mills doesn't have any noteworthy calf issues in his career, so this is something new. The Spurs can rest him today to give him four full days off before their game on Tuesday against the Wolves. With Dejounte Murray also out, the Spurs will have to be creative with their backup point guard. It would likely be Manu Ginobili while Tony Parker could get a few extra minutes in a great matchup tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:06 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: LaVine has missed each of the Wolves last two games, but appears to be inching closer to a return. Brandon Rush has started in place of LaVine and has played surprisingly well. Rush scored 12 points on Wednesday and then backed that up with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 40 minutes on Friday. Still, Rush would be a risky DFS punt on Sunday, even if LaVine does not play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:11 am
  • John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Wall did not practice with the team on Friday, but will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. It sounds like he will have to play with some sort of splint on the jammed pinky of his right (shooting) hand. The good news is that all X-Rays and MRI's on his pinky and swollen left wrist came back negative. As of now, it is unknown if the coach Scott Brooks will have a minutes restriction on Wall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:17 am
  • Joakim Noah playing his best ball of season
    Joakim Noah has been hampered by a sore shoulder over the last 10 days, but is still playing his best basketball of the season.

    Advice: In the 11 games the Knicks have played since Christmas, Noah is averaging 11.1 rebounds and 8.0 points (on 57.4 percent shooting). And despite dealing with a nagging shoulder issue, Noah feels there is still plenty of room left for improvement. "I feel like I can still do better," Noah said. "I feel like there’s another level that I want to get to and have to keep pushing and getting better." Noah will likely see more minutes if Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) continues to miss time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 am
  • John Wall (hand) listed as probable Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Sixers.

    Advice: Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed pinky finger on his right hand. Game notes are not overly reliable, so take this news with a grain of salt. However, it is encouraging that it appears Wall avoided any significant injury. Assuming he plays, it will be interesting to see if either injury impacts his shooting/production. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:28 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins hands out 11 assists
    DeMarcus Cousins handed out a season-high 11 assists during a 120-108 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 26 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings are not playing well again and are sitting in the No. 9 spot with the Pelicans and Nuggets only 0.5 games behind them. As for Cousins, his passing has been a trend lately, averaging 6.7 per game over his last seven. His scoring is slightly down with just 23.1 points per game in that span, but he'll be closer to 30 in no time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 29 with 17 boards
    Karl-Anthony Towns lit up the Thunder during a big 96-86 win on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field and all seven free throws for 29 points with 17 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: And here comes the Wolves. After a big win against the Rockets on Wednesday, they now are on their longest winning streak with three wins in a row. Towns is also looking like the player his fantasy owners drafted over his last five, averaging 24.4 points, 14.2 boards, 3.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 0.6 treys on 57.8 percent from the field and 88.5 percent from the line. We're expecting him to turn in early-first value in standard leagues going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: They ruled him out somewhat early for his game-time decision, so he could miss the next game on Sunday against the Mavs. The matchup is a little different today for the Wolves because the Thunder obviously don't shoot anywhere close to as many threes as the Rockets, but Brandon Rush should still get some heavy run. Shabazz Muhammad has also stepped up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) won't play Saturday
    Dejounte Murray (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Murray has been playing a bit more recently, averaging 7.1 minutes per game over the Spurs last five games. Still, he has scored more than two points only once this month. Thus, no significant fantasy impact with news he won't play Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:49 pm
  • John Wall changing his shooting motion?
    John Wall spent the end of practice taking free throws to keep his right pinkie away from his shooting motion.

    Advice: He has a strip of black tape over his right pinkie, so that explains the adjustment. A pinkie isn't nearly as important to shooting a basketball as the index or middle fingers, but any change to a shooting motion has to be viewed as a negative for Wall. He may be looking to take more close-range shots in his next game, so we'll be tracking that. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:59 am
  • John Wall (hand) misses practice on Friday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) did not practice with the team on Friday.

    Advice: Wall's left wrist is sore and swolle, but an MRI on his pinky finger came back negative for breaks or tears. And although he did not practice with the Wiz, Wall was at the facility, shooting around on the side. Coach Scott Brooks told reporters that there is a "possibility" that Wall will play on Saturday vs. the Sixers. Tomas Satoransky (illness) is questionable for Saturday. Trey Burke would see major minutes if both Wall and Satoransky were sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:43 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time decision Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) said "I don't know" when he asked after shootaround if he would play Friday night vs. OKC.

    Advice: Here is the full quote from LaVine: "I don't know. Want to make sure I'm ok... Make sure I'm 100 percent." It seems he is headed in the right direction, but it would be sheer speculation to try and predict if he will return on Friday night. It will come down to a game-time decision. For wat it's worth, he is listed as questionable. If LaVine can't play, Brandon Rush, Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica should see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
  • Clippers want Jamal Crawford to keep shooting
    Jamal Crawford's teammates and coaches are encouraging him to shoot his way out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Over the Clippers last eight games, Crawford (the reigning Sixth Man of the Year) is averaging just 9.0 points, while shooting a frigid 28.9 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from 3-point territory. "All my teammates are saying, ‘Be more aggressive.’ Doc’s saying, ‘Stop thinking. Just play,’" said Crawford. He's been a natural-born scorer his whole life, so it is safe to assume Jamal will snap out of slump sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:44 am
  • Joakim Noah dealing with a sore shoulder
    Joakim Noah is dealing with discomfort in his sore right shoulder.

    Advice: Noah has been wincing in pain on occasions during games and often has his shoulder wrapped in ice when he's on the bench. "He’s had it looked at," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "There’s just some little stuff in there. When he lifts his arm in one certain way he feels it catch." Asked about his shoulder, Noah said, "It’s fine." Although his offensive output has been frustratingly inconsistent, Noah is averaging 11.1 rebounds over the Knicks last 11 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 25 on 10-of-15 shooting
    Kevin Durant hit 10-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists and a steal in Thursday's blowout 127-107 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He stayed in the game for a lot of fourth-quarter garbage time when Stephen Curry and most other starters were resting, giving him a nice boost in DFS. This was one of Durant's most efficient games of the season, but then again, it's also just a good example of what he does. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Tyson Chandler grabs 19 boards vs. Mavs
    Tyson Chandler scored 14 points with 19 rebounds and one block in Thursday’s 108-133 loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Chandler is now tied with Shawn Marion for the longest streak by a Sun with 15+ boards in four straight games. He also set the records for rebounds in a regular-season game in Mexico. He is averaging 18 rebounds in his last four games and has a double-double in consecutive games. Chandler be can considered a strong value DFS play so long as his price remains cheap. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:51 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points on 13 FGAs
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire early in a 134-94 win over the Lakers on Thursday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and no turnovers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: His 24 points in the first half was a career high and he also made 8-of-9 from the line for some magnificent efficiency. Leonard became the only player to score at least 30 points in fewer than 29 minutes in multiple games this season -- he scored 30 in 27 minutes on Dec. 10. His offense may have caught up to his defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:04 pm
  • Joakim Noah double-doubles vs. Bulls
    Joakim Noah scored 12 points with 15 rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes on Thursday night against Chicago.

    Advice: Noah came out to play vs. his former team, finishing one rebound shy of tying his season high of 16 boards in a game. He is playing through a sore shoulder, but it did not appear to be affecting him in tonight’s matchup. His minutes are inconsistent, but Noah is a good source of rebounds and can help fantasy owners who are struggling in that category. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He did some rehab work on Thursday and is feeling better. LaVine was ruled out about an hour before Wednesday's game due to his hip contusion injury on Monday, so he should be close. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry for minutes per game with two DNPs on the season. If he can't go, Brandon Rush should get another chance to start. Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:15 pm
  • Brooks says Wall's injuries could linger
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said John Wall's injuries could linger for the next couple weeks.

    Advice: "It’s going to affect him a little bit in the next couple of weeks, but he’s tough," Brooks said. "He’s not gong to complain about it. That’s what I love about him. I love that competitive spirit." Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed right pinky, and while X-rays were negative, he could have an MRI on both Thursday. Hopefully we'll have an update later in the day, but Wall's status for Saturday's game vs. Philly is up in the air. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:01 am
  • J.J. Redick: 22 pts w/ season-high five dimes
    J.J. Redick scored 22 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs vs. the Magic on Wednesday, adding a season-high five assists and six rebounds in 36 minutes.

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

    Advice: Felton started L.A.'s last game, but he returned to the second unit with Austin Rivers healthy tonight. Felton can be ignored in most leagues, but he's an interesting streaming play when injuries strike L.A.'s backcourt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:31 pm
  • Austin Rivers returns in 33 mins Wednesday
    Austin Rivers (illness) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rivers moved back into the starting five alongside Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan, as the Clippers continue to go small in the absence of Blake Griffin (knee). He's worth a glance if you need points, 3-pointers and a dash of assists, but he's not a well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:30 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan grabs 20 boards in home win
    DeAndre Jordan helped the Clippers earn their fifth straight victory on Wednesday, racking up 20 rebounds to go along with 10 points, three blocks, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Jordan has been getting tips from Kevin Garnett, who is serving as a Clippers' team consultant. "Any pointers he can give me and tips are great," Jordan said. "I just want to be a student whenever he’s here." Jordan already has an NBA-leading six games with 20+ boards this season, and tonight's game moved him past Shaq into a tie for the ninth-most 20+ rebound games in NBA history. He's tied with none other than Kevin Garnett. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:27 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 28, MIN gets win streak
    Andrew Wiggins helped the Wolves earn their second win streak of the season on Wednesday, scoring 28 points (11-of-20 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with two 3-pointers, four boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Wiggins' lack of supporting stats draws a lot of attention for fantasy purposes, so it was nice to see him scoring efficiently while chipping in elsewhere. The Wolves are fourth in the league in total rebound rate, at 51.8, and they crushed the Rockets on the glass tonight with a 49-32 advantage, helping to seal the win. They can establish a season-best three-game streak by defeating the visiting Thunder on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns gets 23 & 18 in win vs HOU
    The Wolves upset the visiting Rockets on Wednesday, aided by Karl-Anthony Towns' 23 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal.

    Advice: KAT has nine straight double-doubles and 29 on the season, which is third in the league behind the usual suspects -- Russell Westbrook and James Harden. He made 10-of-17 shots tonight, with a 3-of-4 mark at the line, and is toying with first-round value (8-cat) over the past month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • John Wall (wrist, finger) may have MRI Thurs
    X-rays were negative on John Wall's left wrist and right pinkie finger, but he might have an MRI on Thursday.

    Advice: Wall came into Wednesday's game with both injuries preexisting. He played 39 minutes but finished just 4-of-21 from the field for a season-low nine points. The Wizards don't play until Saturday, which is fortunate, and we're considering him day-to-day until the test results are announced. If he does miss any games, both Trey Burke and Tomas Satoransky would be leaned on at PG, with Bradley Beal also doing more ball-handling. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • Blake Griffin doing much better
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) feels great and his 4-6 week timetable is still accurate.

    Advice: "All things are good for him," Rivers said. Griffin has been getting some shots up and is coming along just fine. He was ruled out for 4-6 weeks back on Dec. 20, so it's possible he's back this month. The Clippers will likely manage him upon his return, so Griffin may not be himself until the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
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  • Joakim Noah logs 20 minutes vs. Philly
    Joakim Noah finished Wednesday's game with seven points (3-of-6 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs), six rebounds, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Noah had a wrap on his right shoulder when he wasn't playing, and admitted recently that the surgically-repaired shoulder is "always there" as a background concern. The slumping Knicks recently held a team meeting to discuss their issues, and they may need to meet a few more times after tonight's disastrous 98-97 loss to the Sixers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Raymond Felton headed to bench Wednesday
    Raymond Felton will likely shift to the bench with Austin Rivers returning to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rivers missed Sunday's game with the flu but he's healthy tonight, so the veteran Felton's minutes should take a significant hit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
  • Austin Rivers (illness) will start vs. Magic
    Austin Rivers (illness) will start against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: His dad is also well enough to coach tonight. Rivers absolutely went off against the Magic in their last game on Dec. 14 with 25 points, so maybe he can have another big outing. Because he's playing well these days, Rivers is worth a look in standard leagues while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:54 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Zach LaVine (hip) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is far from surprising with LaVine being listed as doubtful and limited at shootaround. With LaVine watching from the sidelines, Namanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn will all see a boost in value with Bjelica being the preferable DFS target. For now, we'll be considering LaVine questionable for Friday's game against OKC. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:07 pm
  • Report: DMC to sign massive extension w/ SAC
    DeMarcus Cousins reportedly intends to sign a massive extension with the Kings during the offseason.

    Advice: Kings management and Cousins have reportedly tossed around numbers, and the deal could be for as much as $207 million over a five-year period. To be clear, a deal won't be able to come to fruition until after July 1, 2017, and a lot could change between now and then, but the Kings front office has been adamant about their commitment to DMC as a franchise cornerstone ever since Vlade Divac took the reigns as GM. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 w/ four treys
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points and helped the Kings snap a three-game losing streak with a 100-94 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: Boogie hit 8-of-14 shots from the field and 4-of-7 from the line, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, one block, one steal and four triples. He only played 30 minutes because of foul trouble, but he dominated in the fourth quarter. DeMarcus Cousins promised that he will make an R&B album if he's voted into the starting lineup of the All-Star game, so let's make sure that happens. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 28 without an assist
    Kevin Durant hit 10-of-21 shots and three 3-pointers for 28 points, eight rebounds, zero assists, one steals and two blocks in Tuesday's 107-95 win over the Heat.

    Advice: This was his first game of the season without an assist, which was a complete fluke. Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes, as the Warriors easily handled the short-handed Heat tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:19 pm
  • Davis Bertans scores 11 w/ three triples
    Davis Bertans scored 11 points with three triples in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: David Lee (knee) returned to action tonight, but Bertans remained in the rotation because LaMarcus Aldridge was out with an illness. Bertans added two assists and one block in 19 minutes, and he was coming off a monster 21-point performance on Saturday with four triples. The Spurs may have found another gem, but he's unlikely to be a factor when the Spurs are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • David Lee scores 10 points in start
    David Lee started in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) on Tuesday vs. the Bucks and scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He averaged 8.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.5 assist and 1.0 steal in two previous starts this season, so he's a decent punt in DFS every time he draws a start. Assuming Aldridge returns on Thursday vs. the Lakers, Lee will be an afterthought very soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 30 w/ 3 steals, 3 blocks
    Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) didn't play, so it's not a surprise that The Claw went off because his usage rate rises from 28.4 to 33.9 with Aldridge off the court. Leonard added seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, three blocks and two triples, hitting 8-of-10 free throws in 36 minutes. He should torch the Lakers on Thursday with or without Aldridge. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:20 pm
  • David Lee to start at PF on Tuesday
    David Lee will start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Lee did not play in the Spurs previous game on Saturday due to a minor knee injury, but practiced on Monday and is ready to roll. Lee has started two games this season and is averaging 8.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in those two contests. He is worth considering as a DFS tournament play due to his cheap salary. Davis Bertans, who played very well on Saturday, will back Lee up and could see 20-plus minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:55 pm
  • Blake Griffin gets up shots at practice Tues
    Blake Griffin was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This is the first time we've heard of Griffin going through any on-court activities, and he's now hit the 3-week mark of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so he's definitely getting close to a return. Doc Rivers said that he "looked great" during a recent checkup and that he'd prefer that Griffin isn't with a minutes limit upon his return, and if that's the case, he'd likely be hitting the court closer to the 6-week mark. Austin Rivers and Marreese Speights will continue to see an uptick in minutes sans Blake. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:32 am
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  • Kings have no plans to rest DeMarcus Cousins
    It appears the Kings have changed course and apparently do not intend to rest DeMarcus Cousins anytime soon.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger seemed to back away from the initial plan to rest DeMarcus Cousins. "Probably not," said Joerger when asked if resting Cousins was in the cards. DMC has played in all 37 games for Sacramento this season and is averaging a career-high 34.6 minutes. However, the Kings have reeled in minutes slightly of late, playing him less than 32 minutes in two of their last three games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Rivers (illness) probable for Wednesday
    Austin Rivers (illness) returned to practiced with the team on Tuesday and appears probable for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Rivers missed Sunday's game vs. Miami due to the flu bug that has rampaged the NBA. In his previous four games, Rivers was averaging 18.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 37.9 minutes. However, with Chris Paul back in the mix, Rivers will not see the same amount of extended playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 am
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