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  • Homie Remodeling: Dario expects to start
    Dario Saric is expected to start and see a "more pronounced role" as a featured player, according to coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: It's Homie time in Philly. He gets a hefty usage rate bump when he's not next to Joel Embiid (knee) and he's now the only healthy power forward on the roster. In his last five games, Dario has taken half of his shots in the paint, averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 boards, 2.2 treys and 1.2 steals. He'll likely have some bad games mixed in, but Saric looks poised for a big finish in his rookie season. 31 minutes ago
  • Avery Bradley goes through partial practice
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) went through part of practice on Thursday as planned.

    Advice: He's only played in one game since Jan. 6, but he said he felt good after the limited practice. Coach Brad Stevens didn't even know if Bradley would travel for Friday's game vs. the Raptors, so that's a concern considering Bradley was initially targeting that game for his return. We could have another update soon, but Marcus Smart will continue to benefit if he's out. 40 minutes ago
  • Gerald Green (heel) misses practice Thursday
    Gerald Green sat out Thursday's practice with a sore heel.

    Advice: His availability for Friday's game vs. the Raptors is unclear, but either way it's unlikely to alter many fantasy lineups. Check back for updates after shootaround. 41 minutes ago
  • ESPN: Wolves, Knicks still talking Rose-Rubio
    The Knicks and Timberwolves "remain engaged in trade talks" toward a deal with Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: This is pretty much a non-update here, but it's worth a mention that ESPN is following up on The Vertical's report of the Knicks and Wolves talking. For some reason, the Wolves look like they're trying to fight for the eighth spot and get some assets, as well. 45 minutes ago
  • Richaun Holmes could play some four
    Joel Embiid (knee) said he's expecting to play some minutes next to Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor.

    Advice: There could also be some Robert Covington at the four, as well. With Dario Saric as the only healthy power forward, the 76ers may have to get creative today. Holmes played a lot of power forward last year, but almost all of his minutes this year have been at center. He is worth a look in deeper leagues with Embiid on the shelf for at least four more games. 51 minutes ago
  • Joel Embiid (knee) to miss next four games
    Joel Embiid (left knee) is expected to miss the Sixers' next four games, following the recommendation of the team's doctors.

    Advice: Embiid went through a full practice on Thursday but the Sixers are being extremely cautious, as expected. If he returned after four games he could play on March 3rd, but there are no guarantees -- it's worth noting that that game is the first of a back-to-back set. Embiid did say he had some swelling on Thursday morning, which obviously isn't good, but for now it sounds like Philly is just playing it safe. His owners just have to hold him in the hopes of a return in early March. Today, 9:25 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic could play without practice
    Bojan Bogdanovic could play on Friday even without a practice session.

    Advice: The trade is official and he should be active, but his playing time should still be unclear. Bogdanovic will add some much needed bench scoring to the Wizards, but his numbers are certainly going to drop on his new team. He has lost most of his fantasy value. Today, 9:24 am
  • Pelicans Jones, Asik miss shootaround
    Trade candidates Terrence Jones and Omer Asik (illness) were both missing from Pelicans shootaround on Thursday prior to tonight's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Jones is technically dealing with a thumb injury but this is more likely a trade holdout, as he's one of the players everyone expects to be moved today. Asik is listed as doubtful tonight due to his illness, but it would not be at all surprising to see both players traded in the next few hours. Today, 9:13 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic could start on Thursday?
    Jusuf Nurkic could move into the starting lineup on Thursday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He had a strong debut with 13 points, seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 21 minutes, shooting 5-of-5 from the field. Coach Terry Stotts previously said that Nurk Alert would have to earn the starting gig, so it would be great for his value if he moved into the first unit after just one game. He's trending up in a hurry and is worth adding in standard leagues if you're OK with sub-par shooting percentages and a high turnover rate. If Nurk starts, Meyers Leonard will return to the bench. Today, 9:09 am
  • Kings want a first for Darren Collison
    The Kings are "holding firm" on their asking price of a first-round pick for Darren Collison, according to's David Aldridge.

    Advice: On Wednesday, general manager Vlade Divac told Collison he won't be traded. The sense around the league is Collison will be traded, but we'll see who softens their stance. If Collison is gone, the Kings will likely sign a 10-day guy to back up Ty Lawson. Today, 9:06 am
  • Andrew Bogut traded to Philadelphia
    Andrew Bogut has been traded to the 76ers in the Nerlens Noel deal on Thursday.

    Advice: If Philly can't flip Bogut, he is likely to be bought out by the 76ers and will be pursued by the contenders this weekend. Bogut has only played in four games since Jan. 9 and will likely be managed for the rest of the season. Expect the Cavs to try to sign him to put him behind Tristan Thompson. Today, 8:56 am
  • Justin Anderson traded to Philly
    Justin Anderson has been traded to the 76ers.

    Advice: The Mavericks are sending Anderson and a first-round pick to Philly in exchange for Nerlens Noel. Anderson couldn't have landed in a better situation, as the 76ers are very thin on talent on the wings other than Robert Covington. Anderson has per-36 minute averages of 16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 triples, so he has intriguing upside. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues to see how this plays out. Today, 8:52 am
  • Woj: Noel to Dallas for Anderson & pick
    The 76ers are sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a first-round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: And we're off. The 76ers have been trying to deal Jahlil Okafor at a steep discount, but they still can't get anything done. The Dallas pick is protected from 1-18 in the June draft, so it almost certainly won't be this season. The Mavs have liked Noel for a while and will try to get an extension done with him. He should be their center of the future in a slower pace. In Philly, Richaun Holmes could be the backup behind Joel Embiid, assuming Okafor is traded. Today, 8:49 am
  • Aron Baynes (illness) questionable Thursday
    Aron Baynes (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Baynes has an expiring contract, so he's a trade candidate as well. If Baynes remains in Detroit past the deadline and sits out tonight, Andre Drummond will have a higher floor and we could see more of Boban Marjanovic and Jon Leuer. Today, 8:40 am
  • ESPN: Festus Ezeli still on the block
    The Blazers are still looking to trade away Festus Ezeli (knee) on Thursday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: On top of the fact that Ezeli hasn't played a minute this year, the Blazers added another young center in Jusuf Nurkic. The Blazers signed Ezeli to a two-year, $16 million deal last summer, so it's not the worst deal out there. Today, 8:20 am
  • Elfrid Payton likely to start on Thursday
    Elfrid Payton is expected to start on Thursday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: CJ Watson (Achilles tendon strain) is out, so Payton could be looking at 30+ minutes tonight. The Magic are expected to be sellers at the deadline, so Payton could be a big winner if the Magic are able to move some pieces. He's averaging 11.6 points, 3.4 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 steals in February, so he's a low-end pickup until he heats up. Today, 8:16 am
  • Report: Thunder interested in Doug McDermott
    According to Royce Young of ESPN, the Thunder are interested in Doug McDermott.

    Advice: In case you missed it, the Thunder are also interested in Taj Gibson. McDermott's price won't be low, as he's a career 39.8 percent shooter from beyond the arc and is still on his rookie-scale deal. If McDermott is moved to OKC, it's certainly possible that he could get a bump in value depending on the pieces involved. No deal is imminent right now. Today, 8:12 am
  • Arron Afflalo expected to be traded?
    League executives expect Arron Afflalo to be moved prior to the deadline according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

    Advice: The Kings are clearly tanking so they can keep their top-10 protected lottery pick that they owe to Chicago. Afflalo's owed a non-guaranteed $12.5 million next season, so his expiring contract shouldn't be too hard to move. The Kings will be lucky to get a second-round pick in return. Today, 8:01 am
  • Raptors still after Wilson Chandler?
    The Raptors have pursued Wilson Chandler in a trade, according to Marc Stein of

    Advice: The Raptors want a bigger forward or a shooter, so Chandler clearly fits the bill. They're going for it this year and really just need one more guy in their rotation to replace Terrence Ross. Chandler would take a big hit in fantasy with a trade while Norman Powell also takes a hit if the Raptors add a forward. Plus, don't forget Masai Ujiri was a former GM in Denver. Today, 7:57 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. Today, 7:33 am
  • Nuggets open to dealing Will Barton?
    The Nuggets are "open to trading" Will Barton, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: As you've probably heard, the expectation is Danilo Gallinari and/or Wilson Chandler could be dealt. Barton has a very, very cap-friendly deal with $3.5 million for next season. If he is traded, that would be good news for Jamal Murray. He's still not a stash in standard leagues. Today, 6:57 am
  • Jazz has conversations about Derrick Favors?
    The Jazz have had "light conversations" with teams about trading Derrick Favors, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: Favors is still under contract for next season, but the Jazz could be in a pickle to re-sign him. Gordon Hayward will need a max deal, they already paid up for Rudy Gobert, and Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent next summer, as well. To be clear, it would be a surprise to see Favors dealt today. Today, 6:42 am
  • ESPN & Woj: Raptors interested in Tucker
    The "big Deadline Day decision" for the Raptors is whether to surrender a first-round pick with Jared Sullinger for P.J. Tucker, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Late on Wednesday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Raptors are interested in Tucker, so they appear to be the favorite to land him. Of course, there have been rumors for the Celtics, Jazz, Hawks, Wizards and Clippers. Tucker is among the most-likely players to be deal today, which would open up minutes for T.J. Warren. Today, 6:37 am
  • Woj: Rubio a 'significant target' for Knicks
    Ricky Rubio remains a "significant target" for the Knicks on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Woj added late on Wednesday night that at least a couple teams received a call from Minnesota about Ricky Rubio, so the Knicks could be one of them. Woj also added that the Derrick Rose rumors have lost some steam with no teams really interested in him right now. Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn could be decent stashes for PG-needy owners in competitive leagues. Today, 6:28 am
  • Doug McDermott 'in play' at the deadline
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Doug McDermott is "in play" at the deadline.

    Advice: From the sounds of things, every Bull appears to be available for the right price leading up to the deadline, but Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic are the most likely to be moved. This report is still in the rumor stage and McDermott hasn't been linked to any teams yet, but we'll keep a close eye on this. Today, 6:24 am
  • Taj Gibson a trade target for the Thunder?
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Taj Gibson has emerged as a trade target for the Thunder.

    Advice: The 31-year-old PF is playing on a $8.95 million expiring contract, and with the Bulls considering a rebuild, his name has been in the rumor mill for a while. You would think that Gibson would get a short-term boost in OKC with Enes Kanter (arm) on the shelf, but the big man went through a non-contact practice on Wednesday and is said to be nearing a return. A trade would likely hurt Gibson's value, but Bobby Portis would instantly become relevant since coach Fred Hoiberg said that he is officially ahead of Nikola Mirotic on the depth chart. For now, the Bulls are asking for a first-round pick in return for Gibson. Today, 6:06 am
  • Heat shopping Wayne Ellington with McRoberts?
    The Heat have been shopping Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts as a package, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

    Advice: Mannix notes that the Heat "appear interested in moving contracts." Ellington has a non-guaranteed $6.3 million salary next season, while McRoberts has a $6.0 million player option. There are zero teams linked to this 'package', for good reason, and we're not reading much into it with the deadline less than 24 hours away. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Bogut doesn't practice on Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut did not practice on Wednesday night.

    Advice: This could be due to the Mavs looking to trade away Bogut on Thursday. Bogut has an expiring deal and there haven't been too many reports of teams after him, so he is unlikely to fetch much in the trade market. He's also a buyout candidate. If Bogut isn't on the Mavs on Friday, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri would benefit. Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Thunder aren't after Wilson Chandler anymore?
    Oklahoma City no longer has Wilson Chandler on its radar, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: That leaves the Rockets and Clippers as the favorites to land the combo forward. The Nuggets are likely going to trade at least one of their veteran forwards, Chandler or Danilo Gallinari, so there could also be another mystery team after Chandler. A trade would likely hurt his fantasy value. Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • Woj: Wizards acquire Bojan Bogdanovic
    The Wizards will acquire Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough in a trade with the Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Nets will get back Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick. The Wizards lost out on the Lou Williams sweepstakes, so they'll go after the next easy trade target out there. Bogdanovic's playing time was really trending up with 29.4 minutes per game in February, averaging 15.1 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.7 treys. Obviously his value will be falling off a cliff in fantasy. Meanwhile, guys like Caris LeVert, Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Harris and Thornton should all be looking to pick up some of that playing time. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach, especially with Jeremy Lin likely to return. Yesterday, 12:59 pm
  • Darren Collison told he will stay
    Darren Collison said general manager Vlade Divac told him he doesn't plan to trade him at the deadline.

    Advice: To be clear, this doesn't exactly mean much with the Kings going into a full sell mode following the Boogie Cousins deal. Several reports say he is as good as gone, which would obviously cripple his fantasy value. If he can stay with Sacramento, Collison could flirt with early-round value. For what it's worth, Collison has a 26.7 usage rate when he's not on the court with Boogie compared to 18.2 with him. Yesterday, 11:30 am
  • Joel Embiid (knee) doubtful for weekend games
    Joel Embiid (knee) practiced in full on Wednesday, but he's not yet been cleared by the 76ers medical staff and is being listed as doubtful for the 76ers' next two games.

    Advice: Embiid being able to scrimmage is obviously a positive, but the fact the Philly is listing him as doubtful after having the entire All-Star break to rest up is a bit concerning. Embiid is dealing with a minor tear to his meniscus, and while it's not something that's expected to require surgery, the 76ers will be taking an extremely cautious approach with their franchise cornerstone. For what it's worth, head coach Brett Brown said Embiid looked "fluid" and "moved well" on Wednesday. Yesterday, 9:18 am
  • Report: Phil Jackson is a fan of Ricky Rubio
    Phil Jackson is reportedly a fan of Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: According to David Aldridge, Tom Thibodeau is "not really enamored" with Ricky Rubio right now, and he feels Derrick Rose would be an "upgrade" at the point guard position, which is a pretty fascinating take. A straight up Rose-Rubio swap would work under the cap guidelines, and with Thibs reportedly making a strong push for Rose, this is certainly a deal we could see go down on deadline day. Yesterday, 7:29 am
  • Report: Teams re-engaging in talks for Noel
    Teams around the league have reportedly been re-engaging with the 76ers on a Nerlens Noel trade.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reports that if the 76ers are unable to find a trade partner for Jahlil Okafor they will shift their focus to sending away Noel, but the biggest stumbling block here for a Noel deal is that he's about to be a restricted free agent. Teams reportedly want to know what it will cost to retain Noel as a free agent, and with Woj reporting that Noel is seeking a "big number," that may be enough to scare some teams away who don't have the cap room to re-sign him this offseason. Yesterday, 7:19 am
  • Afflalo (hamstring) goes through practice
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Afflalo left Wednesday's game early with right glute/hamstring stiffness, but he's had nearly a week off to get healthy. Afflalo could be moved at the deadline because his contract isn't guaranteed for the 2017-18 season, but he's not worth stashing in most formats. Tuesday, 6:40 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) returns to practice
    Wilson Chandler (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He missed the two games prior to the All-Star break, but he's had several days off to rest up and should be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Kings. However, Chandler's name has been incredibly popular with the Feb. 23 deadline looming, so it's not a lock that he will be a Nugget much longer. The Rockets, Clippers and Thunder are all rumored destinations for the versatile forward. Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • Report: BK has multiple offers for Bogdanovic
    Teams pursuing Bojan Bogdanovic have reportedly been ramping up their offers, and it's getting to the point where Brooklyn will be choosing the best deal available.

    Advice: Thus far we've only heard that the Wizards were interested in acquiring Bogdanovic, but Woj is reporting that multiple teams have been involved. It seems likely that Bogdanovic will be dealt at the deadline, and his value would likely take a bit of a hit playing outside of Brooklyn. A Bogdanovic departure could clear the way for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to flirt with minutes in the 30s, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues ahead of the deadline. Tuesday, 1:30 pm
  • Report: P.J. Tucker highly coveted around NBA
    The Suns have reportedly received inquiries regarding the availability of P.J. Tucker from the Raptors, Celtics, Wizards, Clippers, Hawks and Jazz.

    Advice: Tucker is very likely to be moved at the deadline, and in terms of fantasy value, Los Angeles and Atlanta look like the best potential destinations as he would assuredly lose value with any of the other aforementioned teams. T.J. Warren could see a nice boost in value if the Suns don't bring back another wing, so he's someone to consider stashing away ahead of the trade deadline. Tuesday, 12:06 pm
  • Report: BOS may discuss Bogut trade w/ Dallas
    The Mavs and Celtics are expected to discuss a deal that would send Andrew Bogut to Boston in exchange for one of the Celtics first-round picks, according to Mike Fisher of

    Advice: This rumor has not been confirmed by any other national outlets, so it's unknown how accurate it is. The report states that such a trade is dependant on Boston first making another, larger move. The deal with Dallas would purportedly center around Bogut and his expiring contract in exchange for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's less valuable future first-round picks. Tuesday, 9:45 am
  • Report: Suns interested in Derrick Favors
    The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that the Suns have expressed interest in potentially trading for Derrick Favors.

    Advice: Favors has had a disappointing season due largely to a nagging knee injury he has been battling since training camp. He is averaging just 9.2 points (while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 63.5 percent from the free throw line) and 6.1 rebounds in the 40 games he has appeared in. Still, when healthy, he has shown star potential and he's locked into an affordable contract through 2018. According to the report, "Utah has been willing to listen" to offers for Favors. Tuesday, 7:57 am
  • Jazz exploring the market for Derrick Favors?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN said that the Jazz have explored the market for Derrick Favors over the last few weeks.

    Advice: Favors hasn't been the same since he suffered a knee injury during the preseason, but it sounds like the Jazz are just doing their due diligence. The Jazz are hoping to re-sign both George Hill and Gordon Hayward, so they are going to be financially strapped when Favors hits free agency during the summer of 2018. The Jazz don't want to weaken their team ahead of the playoffs, so if they do move Favors they probably wouldn't do it until the offseason. There's no reason to stash Trey Lyles outside of very deep leagues unless we get wind of something. Monday, 7:18 pm
  • P.J. Tucker the 'most likely' to be moved?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN is reporting that P.J. Tucker is the "most likely" to be traded by the Suns at the deadline.

    Advice: Phoenix is taking calls on "most" of their veterans and that surely includes Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight, but Tucker will likely draw the most interest because of his cheap expiring contract. Previous reports have indicated that the Suns are holding out for a first-round pick, but that seems a bit ambitious. The Raptors, Clippers and Celtics have all been linked to Tucker in recent days, but a trade would shatter his fantasy value and open the door for T.J. Warren to have a consistent role with minutes in the 30s. Monday, 6:50 pm
  • Rockets interested in Wilson Chandler?
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets are another team to keep an eye on in pursuit of Wilson Chandler.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Clippers and Thunder are going to make a push for Chandler at the deadline. There were some rumors going around in early February that Chandler was unhappy with his role in Denver, so he could be available for the right price. A move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Chandler's fantasy value because they are set at SF and PF with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but it would give them a solid second unit that already includes Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker. This report is firmly in the rumor stage. Monday, 8:56 am
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats. Monday, 6:52 am
  • Darren Collison and McLemore are available?
    According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo are all "available" with the deadline looming.

    Advice: The Kings moved on from DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday which signaled the beginning of a very long rebuild. Collison is set to become a free agent this summer and the Kings probably aren't confident about their ability to re-sign him, so moving him now for a draft pick makes sense before he walks for nothing. His owners will be hoping that he lands in a favorable spot, but a move would likely hurt his fantasy value. Ty Lawson is the big winner here if the Kings find a new home for Collison, unless of course the Kings bring in a young PG. Monday, 6:40 am
  • Terrence Jones available after Cousins deal?
    The Pelicans are reportedly looking to trade Terrence Jones in the wake of Sunday's deal that brought DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: The desire for a trade is a "mutual decision" between the team and Jones' representatives, and it makes sense now that frontcourt minutes are scarce. The sheer uncertainty of his situation makes it difficult to own him, but Jones' fantasy value could spike if he's dealt an ideal role -- he's a luxury hold until the deadline passes. Sunday, 9:33 pm
  • Report: Celtics interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Celtics have reportedly expressed "deep interest" in P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: Tucker would add some solid depth to the Celtics, but his playing time would take a substantial hit in Boston, so Tucker owners should be hoping that he remains in Phoenix past the deadline. There have been more than a few trade rumors regarding Tucker, though, so him remaining with the Suns is far from a certainty. Sunday, 12:06 pm
  • Wizards interested in Bojan Bogdanovic?
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Wizards have some interest in Bojan Bogdanovic.

    Advice: The Wizards are looking to upgrade their bench at the deadline and have also been linked to Lou Williams. The Nets are looking for draft picks to speed up their rebuild, and the Wizards "have shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick for the right deal. Bogdanovic would surely lose value on a team like the Wizards, but his absence could open the door for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert to have a larger role in Brooklyn's offense. Sunday, 7:00 am
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Sunday, 6:43 am
  • 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. Saturday, 4:21 pm
  • Joel Embiid hoping to play right after break
    Joel Embiid (knee) said he thinks he can "probably" play in the first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he had suffered a minor tear to his meniscus late last month. He said as long as the practices go well and he's not dealing with swelling or soreness, he expects to be out there against the Wizards on Feb. 24. Embiid said he's been getting through some workouts about every other day to help get him going, as well. This is encouraging news for The Process and perhaps he can get back out there, but obviously the training staff and front office will have their say on this matter. Friday, 1:08 pm
  • 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. Friday, 11:54 am
  • Andrew Bogut doesn't believe he'll be traded
    Andrew Bogut doesn't believe he will be moved prior to the NBA trade deadline.

    Advice: Bogut played 18 minutes on Wednesday, his first appearance in February. When asked afterward about a potential trade, Bogut replied: "That's not a question for me to answer. But I don't think anything's going to happen." Bogut has been unable to stay healthy this season and has very limited fantasy value, whether he stays in Dallas or is traded elsewhere. Friday, 8:45 am
  • Doug McDermott scores 11 points
    Doug McDermott scored 11 points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: He did a fine job off the bench and it does help that Nikola Mirotic (back) did not play in this game. The Bulls really need another shooter out there, so Mirotic not playing makes McDermott even more essential for spacing when he's out there. He's still not an add here. Thursday, 7:45 pm
  • Gerald Green (heel) scores six points vs. CHI
    Gerald Green (heel) scored six points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 12 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He was unlikely to play, but he have the Celtics some decent minutes with a +4 in +/- today. Green has clearly benefited with Avery Bradley (Achilles) and Jaylen Brown (hip) out, so he may fall out of the rotation after the break. Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Gerald Green is 'questionable at best'
    Gerald Green (heel) is "questionable at best" for Thursday against the Bulls, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He wants to play, but the coaching staff may have the last say. If he can't go, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart could see a few extra minutes. Smart has been absolutely on fire and needs to be owned everywhere. Thursday, 3:34 pm
  • Taj Gibson not concerned with trade rumors
    Taj Gibson said the trade rumors swirling around him aren't a concern.

    Advice: "Of course it's gonna get hotter," Gibson said about the trade talk. "No matter what happens, you're still in the NBA. You're still getting paid a lot of money to play basketball. People don't understand that. They think it's bad half the time. No it's not. It's the same paycheck, just on a different team." Gibson is playing on an expiring contract and many expect the Bulls to shake things up at the deadline. Gibson was linked to the Raptors before they acquired Serge Ibaka, but any contenders in need of a PF will likely entertain the idea of adding Gibson if the price is right. To be clear, a trade could hurt his fantasy value. Thursday, 8:27 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) targeting Feb. 24
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) said he's targeting a return on Feb. 24 against the Raptors, the first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "I want to play and play through it," Bradley said of the Celtics' decision to shut him down until the break. "But the team advised me that it's just not the time to take that risk right now with something potentially happening with my Achilles, or a different injury." He added that he's been pain-free for a while, but he's going to ramp up his activities this week and his owners can look forward to having back in their lineups on Feb. 24. Thursday, 7:53 am
  • P.J. Tucker plays through tweaked back
    P.J. Tucker played through a back issue on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with three boards and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room after falling into the camera area, but the fact that he returned to a game that the Suns won by 36 points is a great sign. He also gets a full week of rest during the All-Star break. Tucker is going to draw some interest at the deadline, but his owners won't miss him too much if he's dealt to a contender. Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Nurk Alert: Jusuf Nurkic scores 13 in 21 mins
    Jusuf Nurkic had an impressive debut against the Jazz on Wednesday, making all five attempts from the field for 13 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts said Nurkic could have an opportunity to start at some point, so this game certainly helped his case. Plus, Meyers Leonard has not looked good at all in the starting lineup. Although, the Blazers have the third-lowest frequency in post-up possessions because of how their guards dominate, and Nurkic is ranked third among players in that department. That could mean he's a better fit in the second unit. Whether he starts or not, Nurkic looks like he's headed for minutes in a good offense. He will have some consistency issues, but it makes sense to add him with his change of scenery possibly giving him some added incentive to play well. Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Ricky Rubio held to six points
    Ricky Rubio was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding five assists, three boards, three steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: Rubio is now 0-of-6 from deep in his last two games, but he was shooting 42 percent in the 12 games prior to Feb. 14 and coach Tom Thibodeau is encouraging him to keep firing away. "He’s regained confidence and he’s put a lot of work into it," Thibodeau said of Rubio's 3-point shot. "He shoots a lot, he’s comfortable, he’s found a good rhythm, and I think the way teams are playing us right now, it’s the right play." Rubio's value has been on the rise since the new year, but his owners will have to wait anxiously to see what the Wolves do with him at the trade deadline on Feb. 23. For now, expect his value to be safe. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Arron Afflalo out for game, Barnes starts 3Q
    Arron Afflalo is out for the remainder of the game on Wednesday with right glute/hamstring stiffness.

    Advice: Matt Barnes started the second half for Afflalo. The team saying that Afflalo is only dealing with stiffness suggests the time off should help him get over this issue. It has also been called precautionary. Afflalo finished with four points and two assists in 16 minutes. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Will Barton scores 18 points w/ nine boards
    Will Barton shifted to the bench on Wednesday and notched 18 points with nine rebounds, two assists and one block, making 7-of-15 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Mason Plumlee started tonight and coach Mike Malone shifted Barton to the bench to give the second unit some scoring punch. It's a role he seems to prefer for Barton, who continues to put up solid value no matter where he begins the game. His role could change if Denver makes more trades during the break, but either way he's worth holding rest-of-season. Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Reggie Jackson breaks out of slump w/ 22 pts
    Reggie Jackson finally broke out of his slump in Wednesday's 98-91 win over the Mavericks, scoring 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: R-Jax was averaging 10.4 points on 37.3 percent shooting in his previous 10 outings, so it has to be a huge relief for his owners that he finally showed some signs of life before the break. He dished out four assists with a pair of steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, but Ish Smith also played well with 10 points and three assists in 20 minutes. In case you missed it, a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN indicated that R-Jax is a candidate to be moved at the deadline, but a trade may not be a bad thing with Smith breathing down his neck in Detroit. Jackson has been a bust this season, but he's still a hold in most leagues and tonight was encouraging. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) returns to the game
    P.J. Tucker returned to the game in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Suns have this game in the bag, so Tucker returning with a 20-plus scoring lead is a great sign. He's fine. Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Dario Saric stays hot w/ 20 & 11 and extras
    Dario Saric got hot in the second half of Wednesday's game, which he finished with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, 11 rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: His arrow is pointing straight up heading into the All-Star break. In addition to his own hot play (averaging 20.6 points, 2.2 threes, 7.4 boards and 1.2 steals in his past five games), it's increasingly likely that Philly will opt to play it safe with Ben Simmons this season. Saric shouldn't be on your waiver wire. If he is, go get him. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Nerlens Noel productive again in tough loss
    Nerlens Noel had another productive game vs. Boston on Wednesday with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: Noel made 7-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in 31 minutes and he's been terrific as a starter lately -- his play had helped Philly earn a three-game win streak that was snapped tonight. With Jahlil Okafor on the trade block, Joel Embiid recovering from a "very minor" tear in his meniscus, Noel's post-break outlook is as bright as it's been all season. Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays 18 minutes in return
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Jan. 30 and wasn't even expected to give it a go tonight, but the Mavs probably wanted to prove that he was healthy with the trade deadline looming -- Bogut's name has been in the rumor mill all season and his expiring contract makes him an obvious trade chip. Bogut is a nice per-minute guy, but the problem is that he can't really handle significant workloads at this point in his career. He would likely join a contender if he was moved, so there's not much stash appeal here. Wednesday, 7:20 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) questionable to return
    P.J. Tucker (back) suffered a lower back contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He fell into the camera area and limped to the locker room. Tucker was up-ended by the cameraman and landed on the area near his hip. If he can't return, we'll see more Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren. Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Elfrid Payton struggles in 30 minutes vs. SA
    Elfrid Payton struggled in 30 minutes vs. the Spurs, posting seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: C.J. Watson even exited early with a sore Achilles, opening up more minutes, but Payton couldn't duplicate Monday's 20-point game. He's been shooting the ball better lately but was still a 12-team liability over Orlando's past dozen games. Maybe things will open up for him if the Magic commit to playing small-ball after the break. Wednesday, 7:05 pm
  • Will Barton back on Nuggets' bench Wednesday
    Will Barton will return to Denver's bench on Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Mason Plumlee is getting a surprise start tonight, but we've seen Barton play well enough as a reserve that it's not a big deal. Denver is so short-handed that they'll still need him to log heavy minutes. Wednesday, 5:34 pm
  • Gerald Green (heel) questionable to return
    Gerald Green (bruised left heel) is questionable to return to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He has since returned to the bench, which is a good sign. If he can't return, Terry Rozier should benefit the most. Wednesday, 5:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) out for next 2 games
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play in the Celtics final two games prior to the All-Star break.

    Advice: He's going to miss both Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers as well as Thursday's matchup against the Bulls, but he's reportedly pain-free and has been going through two-a-day workouts since February 8, so he has a good shot of getting back on the court following the All-Star break. Marcus Smart will continue to start in his absence with Isaiah Thomas running the show on offense. Wednesday, 2:56 pm
  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He was ruled out earlier today, but apparently he is feeling better with this newest injury report update. If Chandler can't go, Juancho Hernangomez will likely join his bro, Willy, as a starter tonight. Will Barton and Gary Harris would also benefit while we could see some Mason Plumlee play a handful of PF minutes. Daily Slant: Even if Chandler is able to suit up, the Denver side still has plenty of appealing options in what should be one of the best games on the slate. Nikola Jokic is a lock and load option regardless of Chandler's status, but Jokic would only become more appealing if Chandler sits. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton both figure to continue seeing minutes in the mid-thirties, and while Juan Hernangomez isn't likely to play 40+ minutes again tonight, he should still see enough court time to pay off his modest DFS price tag. Wednesday, 12:50 pm
  • Chandler, Mudiay out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) will also be on the sidelines on Wednesday night, so we could see Juan Hernangomez earn another start with Mason Plumlee logging extended minutes with the second unit. Hernangomez shined as a starter during Monday's win over Golden State, popping off for 27 points, 10 boards and six triple over 43 minutes, so he'll be on the DFS radar if he gets another start tonight. Wednesday, 10:33 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will play Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Bogut was originally ruled out for Wednesday's game, but after going through shootaround the Mavs decided to let him take the court for Dallas' final game prior to the break. He's been on the sidelines since Jan. 30, so he may not be working with a full complement of minutes tonight. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Joel Embiid will not play in All-Star events
    Joel Embiid (knee) will be in New Orleans with the 76ers medical staff for the All-Star festivities, but he will not participate in either of the events he was selected for.

    Advice: Embiid was supposed to compete in the Rising Stars game, as well as the Skills Challenge, but unfortunately, this knee injury will preclude him from participating in those events. He's also not with the team in Boston for today's game against the Celtics, but the 76ers continue to suggest this lengthy absence for Embiid has been largely precautionary, so perhaps he gets back on the court after the break. Nerlens Noel will start tonight with Jahlil Okafor backing him up. Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Report: Detroit shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons are open to moving Reggie Jackson at the deadline, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe states that while the Pistons are unlikely to part ways with Andre Drummond, sending away Jackson isn't entirely out of the question. Thus far, Jackson has been linked to New Orleans, Orlando and Minnesota, and out of all those potential destinations, Orlando would probably be the best landing spot as Jackson would easily be the No. 1 option on offense there. If he does end up getting traded and Detroit doesn't bring back a guard, Ish Smith would likely emerge as Detroit's starting point guard, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Darren Colllison scores 13 in win over Lakers
    Darren Collison hit 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He played 40 minutes, but Boogie Cousins was amped for this game and shot it about every time he touched it, limiting Collison's shots in the process. Ty Lawson was out with his adductor strain and any time he's in street clothes, Collison is a viable fantasy play. He just didn't have a big game tonight. If Lawson plays on Wednesday, fading Collison is probably the way to go. Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores 20 w/ two triples
    Doug McDermott moved back to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, but still had a great game with 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: Jimmy Butler (heel) returned, but Doug McBuckets was still heavily involved because Nikola Mirotic (back) and Dwyane Wade (wrist) were both out. McDermott logged 32 minutes and added five rebounds, one assist and two triples, and he also closed this game out. The Bulls are one of two teams that do not play on Wednesday, but that makes him an enticing pickup for Thursday's two-game slate. Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 16 assists in loss
    Ricky Rubio hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points, but also had eight rebounds, 16 assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Rubio got off to a very slow start this season but has been rolling. He double-doubled in three of his previous four games coming into this one and has hit double digits in assist in 12 of his last 18 games. He's also scored in double digits in six of his eight February games, so congratulations if you hung onto him through the early dark period of his season. Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He previously said he was going to play, while coach Rick Carlisle initially gave him a 25 percent chance of suiting up. His next chance to play will be on Feb. 24 against the Wolves, assuming the Mavs don't deal him before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Tuesday, 6:11 pm
  • Terrence Jones, Cunningham out Wednesday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) and Dante Cunningham (personal) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Wednesday will be New Orleans' final game before the break, so it makes sense to hold Jones out with the Pelicans only playing for Ping Pong balls. With both Jones and Cunningham on the sidelines, Alexis Ajinca will have another opportunity to start, and Anthony Davis will flirt with minutes in the 40s. Both Jones and Cunningham should be back in action after the All-Star break. Tuesday, 4:05 pm
  • Doug McDermott will come off the bench Tues
    Doug McDemott will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Jimmy Butler (heel) is back in the starting five, and he'll be joined by Jerian Grant, Michael Carter-Williams, Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez. McDermott is nothing more than a low-end 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Mudiay questionable vs. MIN
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Chandler was withheld from Monday's win over the Warriors due to the illness, but we should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. The same goes for Mudiay. If Chandler can get back to the court Wednesday night, he could be forced into heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) out. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 1:55 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic will play Wednesday vs. Utah
    Terry Stotts said that Jusuf Nurkic will make his Trail Blazers' debut Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Nurkic said that his skill set wasn't utilized correctly in Denver, and he's eager to play alongside Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. However, Stotts has already said that he'll ease Nurkic into Portland's system by bringing him off the bench, but with guys like Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard as his only real competition for the starting center spot, you figure he's got a good chance of winning that battle. Nurkic is worth taking a flier on in most leagues. Tuesday, 1:00 pm
  • Embiid (knee) injury not expected to linger
    Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said that he does not believe Joel Embiid's knee injury will linger long-term but that Embiid will not return to the court until he’s fully free of all symptoms.

    Advice: "If the injury presents as asymptomatic, and he can show he’s healthy and able to play basketball, there’s no reason he shouldn’t play," Colangelo said. "I don’t think there’s any potential long-term effects. This is not thought to be a severe injury. It’s thought to be a complicated injury." It is highly unlikely Embiid will play in the Sixers final game before the All-Star break on Wednesday. We will likely have to wait until early next week for a thorough update on Embiid's knee and will then find out how soon we can expect to see him back in action. Tuesday, 6:39 am
  • P.J. Tucker grabs 16 rebounds in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: He logged 33 minutes and continues to be a workhorse for coach Earl Watson off the bench. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and added one assist, one steal and one triple, but he's cooled off lately and is averaging 6.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning if you need steals, but a trade is a strong possibility and that could crush his value. Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Will Barton scores 24 w/ 10 rebounds
    Will Barton moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Warriors and was phenomenal, scoring 24 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four triples in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets were down to nine active bodies with Wilson Chandler (illness), Mason Plumlee (trade), Emmanuel Mudiay (back), Danilo Gallinari (groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) all out, so Barton took full advantage of his opportunity. He shot 9-of-19 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line with three turnovers, and he was basically a must-play option in all formats tonight. He should have another strong game on Wednesday vs. the Wolves even if the Nuggets get a few bodies back, so roll him out there with confidence. Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 13 points
    Derrick Favors scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: You could argue that Favors was Utah's best player tonight, as Gordon Hayward and George Hill combined to score 13 points and Rudy Gobert was outplayed by DeAndre Jordan. Favors hit 5-of-11 shots from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, a welcome sight for his owners after he was held to six points in each of his last two games. He's been a bust and probably isn't close to 100 percent after battling a knee issue since the preseason, but he's worth holding onto. Maybe he will get it going after the break. Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Gerald Green (illness) plays well in 14 mins
    Gerald Green (illness) played well off Boston's bench on Monday with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, two 3-pointers, two assists and one rebound in just 14 minutes.

    Advice: Green looked fine tonight and he's now scored double-digit points in three straight games. He explained his ability to come in cold and immediately sink shots, saying, "Some games you might not play and some games I might get in a little bit. Before the game you have to treat yourself like you’re going to play a lot — just treat yourself to the same routine." That routine has paid off lately, but his role is too uncertain to bother with him in standard leagues. Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) targeting Wed return
    Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) said that he expects to return vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I’d like to do something before the All-Star break," Bogut said. The veteran's desire to take the court might not correspond to the training staff's wishes, however, especially since we're so close to the lengthy All-Star break. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle gave him a 25 percent chance of playing Wednesday, for what it's worth. Even if he does return, he'd assuredly play just a handful of minutes to scrape off some rust. Check for updates after Tuesday's practice. Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores nine points in loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two rebounds, nine assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jackson has been struggling, to put it mildly, scoring nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. His shot isn't falling and he's averaging just 9.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting in his last five games. He's due to break out of his funk soon, but for now, Jackson is a tough guy to start in fantasy leagues. Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Elfrid Payton racks up 20/5/4 in 31 minutes
    Elfrid Payton was back in double figures on Monday with 20 points on 7-of-15 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws, in addition to five rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Payton played 31 minutes without any turnovers, and this is easily his highest-scoring game of the month. He finished January well, but in seven February games he's averaging a modest 11.0 points, 3.0 boards, 3.3 assists and 0.7 steals, without a single 3-pointer or block. He's been tough to own, in other words, but before long he should see his minutes reliably increase. Monday, 7:20 pm
  • Richaun Holmes held to three points
    Richaun Holmes was held to three points on 1-of-3 shooting vs. the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: Jahlil Okafor is away from the team and is expected to be moved shortly, while Joel Embiid is still day-to-day with a slight meniscus tear. Holmes was the backup center again tonight behind Nerlens Noel, but he was unusually quiet with just four rebounds and a block. He has upside and this was probably just an off night, so giving him another chance in a deeper league is fair. Monday, 7:17 pm
  • Wayne Ellington quiet in 21 bench minutes
    Wayne Ellington moved back to Miami's bench on Monday, picking up six points with two 3-pointers and no other statistics in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington was solid in three starts sans Dion Waiters (ankle) but his appeal is greatly diminished in a reserve role. Josh Richardson (foot) is also "fairly close" to a return, and should at worst be ready after the break, so there isn't much incentive to own Ellington in typical leagues. Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Noel racks up three steals, two blocks
    Nerlens Noel scored 12 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 28 minutes vs. the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: With Jahlil Okafor expected to be traded shortly and Joel Embiid nursing a slight meniscus tear, Noel's value has never been higher this season. He finished 5-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, and he eclipsed the 28-minute mark for just the fourth time this season. He's trending up in a hurry and has elite upside in steals and blocks. Noel said he's not worried about a potential trade, but it's looking less and less likely that the 76ers will move him anyways. "I just play my game," Noel said. "If that's what they decide, that's what they decide." Monday, 7:08 pm
  • Dario Saric impresses again w/ double-double
    Dario Saric was impressive yet again in a 105-99 win over the Hornets on Monday, posting a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

    Advice: The Homie shot 8-of-17 from the field and 2-of-7 from beyond the arc, adding three assists and one block in 31 minutes. Coach Brett Brown said over the weekend that the 76ers are "seeing the growth of Saric blossom before our eyes," and added that he's learning NBA basketball "quicker, better than [Brown] expected." Saric was averaging 14.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 3-pointers in his previous seven February games, so it's time to add him if you haven't already. Monday, 7:03 pm
  • Will Barton starting on Monday
    Will Barton is starting on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He's going to see all the minutes he can handle, as the Nuggets only have nine players available tonight. Barton is a must-start option in all leagues and should be picked up everywhere. Monday, 5:41 pm
  • Terrence Jones (thumb) ruled out Monday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) will not play on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: This is the third game in a row on the shelf for Jones, but he remains day-to-day. With Dante Cunningham (personal) out, we could get an extended look at Donatas Motiejunas tonight. Monday, 5:18 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic will not play Monday vs. ATL
    Jusuf Nurkic (trade) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: While the trade is official, there is still some paperwork that needs to be processed by the NBA. For now, expect Nurk Alert to make his Blazers debut on Wednesday vs. the Jazz. Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter Monday, but Ed Davis also has a good chance to draw the start. Nurkic will have a chance to win the starting job when he's "acclimated," but coach Terry Stotts said he will initially bring him off the bench. Monday, 5:06 pm
  • Gerald Green (illness) is available
    Gerald Green (illness) is available to play on Monday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He's still under the weather and it's not a lock that he will actually play tonight. He's not a great fantasy option anyways with Jae Crowder (personal) back in the lineup. Monday, 4:08 pm
  • Wayne Ellington will return to bench
    Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: This was the expected move with Dion Waiters (ankle) returning from a three-game absence. Waiters was on fire before the injury, so it's time to let go of Ellington if you picked him up for his 3-point shooting. Monday, 3:56 pm
  • Terrence Jones (thumb) questionable Monday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Dante Cunningham (personal) has already been ruled out for Monday night, so if Jones can give it a go, he'll likely be looking at 30-plus minutes as a starter. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Jones. Monday, 12:01 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) making progress
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Avery Bradley (Achilles) is feeling about as good as he's felt since before the injury.

    Advice: To be clear, there's been no update to Bradley's timetable and he won't play on Monday vs. the Mavericks. The Celtics are expected to hold him out through the All-Star break, but we should know for sure when the Celtics return home after their game vs. Dallas. Marcus Smart will continue to benefit the most in his absence. Feb 13, 9:38 am
  • Gerald Green (illness) is questionable Monday
    Gerald Green (illness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: Jaylen Brown (hip) is out the next three games, but luckily for the Celtics, Jae Crowder (personal) is back with the team. If Green is unable to play, James Young might get a handful of minutes and Marcus Smart would get a boost. Feb 13, 9:24 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic unlikely to play Monday
    Jusuf Nurkic is not expected to play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The trade is now official, but we likely won't see Nurkic suit up until Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz. "We are pleased to add a young center with Jusuf’s talent and potential to our roster and excited by the prospect of three first round picks in the 2017 NBA Draft," Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said. Nurkic has a great opportunity in Portland and should be the favorite to start at center, so give him a look if you're targeting points, rebounds and blocks. Just keep in mind that he's prone to turnovers and doesn't have great shooting percentages. Feb 13, 9:02 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Monday
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play vs. the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He has a 25 percent chance of playing on Wednesday vs. the Pistons according to coach Rick Carlisle, but the Mavs are likely going to hold him out through the All-Star break. Bogut is not worth stashing and will have a limited role upon his return. Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell each get a slight boost with Bogut out. Feb 13, 6:59 am
  • Blazers looking to move Festus Ezeli
    The Blazers are still hoping to trade Festus Ezeli (knee) before the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: Ezeli is in the first year of a two-year, $15 million deal, but the Blazers are pitching him to teams well below the salary floor and are reportedly offering draft compensation to make a deal work. His contract is guaranteed for only $1 million next season, so moving him may not be as difficult as many would expect. Ezeli is out indefinitely and is still contemplating a season-ending surgery. Feb 13, 6:40 am
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