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  • Jamal Crawford scores a season-high 22 points
    Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 22 points against the Pelicans on Saturday with two assists, one steal and one 3 -pointer.

    Advice: It matches Austin Rivers' 22 points from Nov. 23 for the most points by a Clipper bench player this season. Crawford can get hot in a hurry and getting more shots because of Blake Griffin (knee) being out helped. He is what he is and doesn't have much value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores 19 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored 19 points with nine rebounds and one steal in just 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to have a monster game early on, but garbage time cut Jordan's playing time short. Jordan went off with 21 and 23 in the last game without Blake Griffin (knee), so this was a slight letdown. He'll have plenty of big lines going forward. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Shelvin Mack scores six points off the bench
    Shelvin Mack scored six points with five assists, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He was expected to start tonight, but coach Quin Snyder moved Joe Ingles into the starting five instead. Mack hit only 3-of-8 shots from the field, but still saw 28 minutes of action. George Hill (toe) doesn't have a clear return date and Rodney Hood (hamstring) is day-to-day, so Mack is worth holding onto until the Jazz gets some bodies back. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores 11 points in start
    Joe Ingles started in place of Rodney Hood (hamstring) on Saturday vs. the Kings and scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

    Advice: He played 38 minutes compared to just 25 for Joe Johnson, so he's making a case to be a decent short-term pickup in deeper leagues if we learn that Hood will miss more time. Ingles added six rebounds, four assists, one steal and three triples, and this comes on the heels of a 21-point game against the Warriors with five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block. The Jazz are off until Wednesday which gives Hood some extra time to heal, so it's best to use a wait-and-see approach here. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Rudy Gobert scores 17 w/ 14 boards, 6 blocks
    Rudy Gobert scored 17 points with 14 rebounds and six blocks against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: The blocks were a season high and he was just one block short of his career best. He hit 5-of-6 from the field and continues to impress at the free throw line, hitting 7-of-8 freebies. He bumped his free throw percentage up to 67.6 percent on the season and head coach Quin Snyder joked after the game that Gobert might have to start taking their technicals if he keeps improving. He's retuning early-round value right now and we don't see that changing. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 15 points
    Buddy Hield scored 15 points with three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a big improvement from Thursday, but obviously Buddy will have to string games together. E'Twaun Moore (toe) and Jrue Holiday (toe) shouldn't be out for long, so Hield isn't a strong add. Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Terrence Jones looks great in start
    Terrence Jones scored 18 points with five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He started for Anthony Davis (rest) tonight. Coach Alvin Gentry hasn't consistently played Jones, but TJ usually performs when he gets a chance. He's played 26 minutes per game in his previous five games, so Jones appears to be trending up. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 26 in win over Kings
    Gordon Hayward (finger) returned from a one-game absence and scored 26 points in Saturday's 104-84 win over the Kings.

    Advice: Based on how he looked Saturday, it's not out of the question that the Jazz may have just rested him against the Warriors on Thursday. Hayward was phenomenal, hitting 9-of-19 shots with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, three triples and three turnovers in 32 minutes. He's scored 22+ points in ten straight games and the Jazz are off until Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder, meaning his finger should be close to 100 percent if it isn't already. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Cheick Please: Diallo cashes in with 19 & 10
    Cheick Diallo cashed in on an opportunity against the Clippers on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry certainly endorsed the Cheick today for his first NBA points of his career after logging just seven minutes before tonight. Cheick has a lot of bounce to his game and was able to direct deposit a number of fancy buckets in the post. Anthony Davis (rest) not playing is the big reason Diallo got minutes, but it's easy to sign off on Cheick to possibly get minutes over the underperforming centers. While this is a great line, Cheick is not certified as an add in almost any league. Fantasy owners in super deep leagues can bank on Cheick as a stash after the Pelicans' chances at the playoffs go bankrupt. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 17 points in loss
    Darren Collison scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting with two assists, one rebound, one steal and three triples in 32 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Ty Lawson's role is diminishing and Collison's is growing -- he's played 30 or more minutes in four straight games, averaging 15.8 points, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 3-pointers in that span. He's trending in the right direction and should finish strong as the impending free agent makes his case for a new contract this summer. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores two points in return
    Matt Barnes (rest) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring two points on 1-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes' role is in danger due to the recent strong play of Omri Casspi, and he could be facing some discipline from the both the NYPD and the NBA if he's found guilty for allegedly choking a woman inside a nightclub in New York earlier this week. He belongs on the wire in standard leagues unless he heats back up. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Marc Gasol posts 19-8-6 line in win vs. Dubs
    Marc Gasol capped his magnificent week with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer during a 110-89 win over the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: While we love what Rudy Gobert did this week, Gasol has to be your Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. In his four wins this week, he averaged 27.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.5 blocks and 50.0 percent from the field. Big Spain also had a triple-double and added 2.0 treys per night. He is having an All-Star season and has been a top-10 player lately. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Omri Casspi starts the second half Saturday
    Omri Casspi started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Jazz in place of Kosta Koufos and finished with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: Matt Barnes (rest) returned to action and only played 15 minutes, so that makes Casspi's line even more interesting. He added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two treys in 27 minutes, and he's now scored in double digits in three straight games. He's trending up and his role is growing, so he's worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Andrew Harrison gets 35 minutes
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-9 from the field and all seven free throws for 11 points with two rebounds, five assists and three steals in 35 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies starters just dominated, so coach David Fizdale went with Harrison a ton. We would feel a lot better if he can actually make shots, which has capped his value in standard-style leagues. If you don't care about FG%, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 20 points in loss to Utah
    Rudy Gay scored 20 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three triples in 33 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: The forward finished 7-of-15 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Gay has slowed down slightly since his hot start to the season, but he's still returning top-40 value in standard leagues on the season. He's a trade candidate and the Kings are sliding in the standings, so it's worth noting that a move will likely hurt his value. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Toney Douglas scores four off the bench
    Toney Douglas cooled off against the Warriors on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, four assist and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: After he helped close out the Blazers on Thursday as a point guard, Douglas saw minutes at both guards. He has played somewhat well, but there is going to be a lot of competition for minutes. He's more of a stream in deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Rivers leaves game w/ possible concussion
    Austin Rivers left Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans with a possible concussion and will not return per Clippers PR.

    Advice: He took a shot to the head and remained down for a couple minutes. Rivers' teammates tried to help him up, but Rivers didn't want to get off the floor right away. After he was up, he needed two people to help him get to the locker room. The Clippers are currently evaluating him in the locker room, so we may get another update shortly. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons scores 14 points
    Jonathon Simmons scored 14 points in 18 minutes on Saturday vs. the Nets, adding four assists.

    Advice: He shot 6-of-8 from the field and picked up some extra run in garbage time -- the Spurs won by 29 points. Simmons blew his opportunity to run away with the SG position earlier in the season when Danny Green was on the sidelines, so he's not worth owning in most leagues with the Spurs at full strength. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Troy Daniels struggles vs. GSW
    Troy Daniels played 22 minutes against the Warriors with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was ill for this game, so maybe that's why he struggled. Plus, Toney Douglas did play more wing minutes tonight while Tony Allen has just been great. Daniels is likely going to see his shot total drop with Vince Carter (hip) getting close. His owners may want to make a move before his value sees a dip. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points w/ four triples
    Patty Mills scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four assists, three steals and four triples in just 16 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs toasted the Nets by 29 points, so that explains the low minutes. Mills has scored 15+ points in three straight games with a combined 10 triples and seven steals in that span, so he's still the PG to own in San Antonio despite a decent game for Tony Parker tonight. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 30 in 27 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard needed just 27 minutes to score 30 points in Saturday's 130-101 win over the Nets.

    Advice: His owners are fortunate that he wasn't rested against the 6-16 Nets and luckily Leonard got all his damage done early in the blowout. He finished 10-of-18 from the field with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four triples, hitting 6-of-6 from the line which bumped him up to 91.4 percent on the season. The Spurs are off until Wednesday when they begin a back-to-back set at home against Boston and on the road against the Suns. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 20 points in loss
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He hit 7-of-13 shots from the field and tied Trevor Booker for the most minutes (27) on the team in the blowout loss. Bogdanovic is heating up with 13+ points in seven straight games, but this was his 11th game in a row without any defensive stats. He's a low-end asset for owners in need of points, triples and FT percentage. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores eight points
    Klay Thompson scored a season-low eight points against the Grizzlies on Saturday with one rebound and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His scoring has dropped in each of his games since his 60-point explosion. In fact, Thompson's 60 points in just 29 minutes crushes his 42 points in 94 minutes over his last three. He looked like he was rolling and he still should get back to his hot scoring ways soon. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 28 in win
    Dwyane Wade scored 28 points in a 105-100 win over the Heat on Saturday with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal.

    Advice: That's two wins against his former team. Wade is off to a really nice start in December, averaging 25.0 points, 4.0 boards, 4.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 0.6 treys. He'll likely have his minutes managed at some point, but he's been terrific for those who grabbed him later in drafts. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Luis Scola double-doubles w/ 15 points
    Luis Scola double-doubled with 15 points (5-of-9 FGs), 11 rebounds, one assist and one triple in 16 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: We call this the garbage time special, as the Nets were blown out by 29 points. It's also worth noting that Justin Hamilton was out with a migraine. This was Scola's first double-double of the season and the points and rebounds were season highs. He belongs on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Terrence Jones starts in place of Davis
    Terrence Jones started in place of Anthony Davis on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Davis is getting the night off to rest, so Jones will head back to the bench on Sunday vs. the Suns. Jones has season averages of 10.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 block and 0.8 steals, so he should be owned in standard leagues, preferably by Davis' owner. Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Austin Rivers will start on Saturday vs. NOP
    Austin Rivers will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: With Blake Griffin (knee) out, Luc Mbah a Moute will likely slide to the four to accommodate Rivers. Griffin will be back for Monday's game vs. Portland, so leaving Rivers on the wire is the right call. With that said, he could have a "revenge game" tonight. Yesterday, 5:57 pm
  • Troy Daniels will play, Vince Carter will not
    Troy Daniels (illness) will play on Saturday and Vince Carter (right hip) remains out.

    Advice: Daniels popped up on the injury report with an illness, but he gets the all clear for this game. He's been fantastic lately, but is coming off a bad game on Thursday. He's worth a look if you need treys. Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Matt Barnes is available to play Saturday
    Matt Barnes is available to play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He's in trouble with the law and could be charged for allegedly choking a woman inside a New York nightclub. For now, he will be out there and could possibly see his normal workload of 25.4 minutes per game. If he does, Omri Casspi's value will take a hit. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Joe Ingles will start in place of Hood
    Joe Ingles will start in place of Rodney Hood (hamstring) on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He deserves the start after erupting for 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block on Thursday vs. the Warriors. Gordon Hayward (finger) is back in the lineup, so Ingles won't be nearly as busy. He belongs on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (finger) will play Saturday
    Gordon Hayward (finger) will play Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Hayward sat out Thursday's game against the Warriors after aggravating his finger injury on Tuesday. However, Hayward will be back in the saddle on Saturday and has been able to play well despite dealing with the nagging injury all season. He is currently averaging career-highs in points (23.1) and rebounds (6.4), in addition to 3.9 assists, 1.7 3-pointers, and 1.1 steals. Make sure he is back in your starting lineup. Yesterday, 9:59 am
  • Omri Casspi only gets 20 minutes
    Omri Casspi played 20 minutes with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He surprisingly didn't see his role change too much even with Matt Barnes (rest) out tonight. Casspi's fantasy value shouldn't be very attractive while Rudy Gay is active. Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (finger) probable Saturday
    Gordon Hayward (finger) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He missed Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, but you have to wonder if the Jazz simply wanted to rest him against arguably the top team in the league right now. Rodney Hood (hamstring) is questionable and George Hill (toe) is out, so Hayward is going to be a strong play in all formats Saturday. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Matt Barnes (rest) will not play Friday night
    Matt Barnes (rest) will not play Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He is reportedly close to being arrested and charged with assaulting a woman, according to the NY Daily News. With Barnes out tonight, Omri Casspi should benefit the most while Arron Afflalo could get back in the rotation tonight. Friday, 5:40 pm
  • Troy Daniels (illness) questionable vs. Dubs
    Troy Daniels (illness) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday night.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes on Thursday night and didn't appear to be ill, so he may have woke up sick today. Daniels wasn't affect by Toney Douglas making an impact, but a possible Vince Carter (hip) return could take shots and minutes away from him. If he's out, Troy Williams, Douglas, Andrew Harrison and Tony Allen could get a few extra minutes. Friday, 1:34 pm
  • Matt Barnes could be arrested?
    Police are closing in on arresting Matt Barnes for assaulting a woman, according to the NY Daily News.

    Advice: "They've got enough to charge Barnes with an assault on a woman," a police source said to the Daily News. "It will probably be a misdemeanor assault on one of the females who was pushed or choked or sustained some sort of injury. She's obviously cooperating." The woman claims Barnes choked her into unconsciousness, per the report. For more details, click on the link below. Friday, 12:36 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points in 38 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during a 95-91 loss in Chicago on Thursday.

    Advice: On top of Kawhian Island being a scary place for his opponent, his consistency as a scorer is top notch. Leonard has scored at least 19 points in each of his 14 games. In that span, he has a 29.2 usage rate and 58.5 true shooting percentage. On the year, Leonard also has a 50.0 effective field goal percentage on his jumper and is unassisted 54.3 percent of the time on all of his makes. He's also in the top five for free throw percentage at 91.1 percent on his 6.8 attempts per game. He's an exceptional fantasy asset. Thursday, 10:28 pm
  • Dwayne Wade has strong outing
    Dwayne Wade hit 5-of-13 shots and 9-of-13 from the line for 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, one block, and one steal in 34 minutes on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: Wade led the Bulls in points scored against San Antonio and has now scored at least 20 points in six of his last eight games and continues to be a key contributor on this Bulls offense. He has a 27.9 percent usage rate and also produces peripheral stats, making him one of the better fantasy shooting guards in the game. Thursday, 10:09 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points vs. Bulls
    Patty Mills scored 16 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He's having a fantastic season and moved back into the top five for true shooting percentage tonight. Mills' playing time only gets a few extra minutes in the nights Tony Parker is out, so he doesn't get a big bump to his floor. He also didn't go the line tonight, so he doesn't qualify for the league lead in free throw percentage with his 94.1. He has top-100 value in standard leagues and is a low-end hold. Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 36 points in win over POR
    Marc Gasol (groin) scored a season-high 36 points during an 88-86 win over the Blazers on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: What right groin injury? He popped up on the injury report today, but looked totally fine. The Grizzlies are on a five-game winning streak and Gasol is the heavy favorite for Western Conference Player of the Week. In his three wins so far, Gasol has averaged 30.0 points, 10.7 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.3 treys on 50 percent from the field. Big Spain has been a top-five player for standard leagues over his last 10 and is making a great case for the All-Star team. Thursday, 9:31 pm
  • Jingle Bells: Utah's Joe Ingles scores 21
    Joe Ingles came off the bench for the banged up Jazz on Thursday and hit 7-of-13 shots, 5-of-9 3-pointers and 2-of-3 free throws for a season-high 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block.

    Advice: Rodney Hood (hamstring) and Gordon Hayward (finger) joined George Hill (toe) in street clothes, and Ingles took advantage, just missing his career high by one point in a season-high 35 minutes. If those three are out again on Saturday, Ingles, and not Joe Johnson, looks like the way to go in fantasy. Just keep in mind that he hadn't scored more than eight points in each of his previous three games, so the key to Ingles' success is the absence of Hayward. Make sure Hayward is out before deploying Ingles. Thursday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Harrison struggling from the field
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: And he's ice cold again. Over his last four, Harrison has made just 19.5 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the line. He now has some competition for minutes with Toney Douglas closing this one out and playing great on the offensive end. Harrison has still been good on D, so he may keep his minutes in the mid-20s. He's trending down a bit. Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Shelvin Mack plays well in start for Jazz
    Shelvin Mack started alongside Dante Exum on Thursday, as Rodney Hood (hamstring), George Hill (toe) and Gordon Hayward (finger) were all out. He hit 6-of-16 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 19 points, five assists and two steals in the 106-99 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Mack drove to the rack all night and looked much better than Exum, as usual. We don't know when Hill and Hayward will be back, so Mack looks like a nice DFS play again on Saturday against the Kings, if the Jazz's injured list is still packed full of starting guards and wingmen. Thursday, 9:06 pm
  • Toney Douglas comes through in the clutch
    Toney Douglas scored 11 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter of this close win, making his only field goal and all four from the line. Douglas scored the final six Memphis points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to get the win. He played mostly at point guard tonight and may have carved out a role for minutes in the mid 20s. If you're in a deep league with a dry wire, he's worth a look. Thursday, 9:05 pm
  • Rudy Gobert drops 20 & 17 on Warriors
    Rudy Gobert hit 8-of-8 shots and 4-of-7 free throws on his way to 20 points, 17 rebounds and a block in Thursday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: We were a year early on Gobert, predicting a breakout season last year, but he's crushing right now. He's hit 20 points or more in back-to-back games, has hit double figures in rebounds in nine straight games, and is averaging 13.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks on 77 percent shooting over his last five. Wow. Thursday, 9:00 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets 32 minutes vs. Blazers
    Troy Daniels made 2-of-12 from the field for five points with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The shot wasn't on for Daniels today. Still, coach David Fizdale trusted his "money green" guy down the stretch and Daniels came through with a clutch three late -- he also hit a clutch trey against the Blazers in the 2014 playoffs at almost the exact same spot. Another positive for Daniels is that Toney Douglas shifted from more of a wing in the last game to more of a PG tonight. He should be able to keep his minutes around 30 and has value as a 3-pointers specialist. Vince Carter (hip) could take a handful of minutes and usage from him, though. Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Klay Thompson quiet in win over Jazz
    Klay Thompson hit 5-of-13 shots and missed all four of his 3-point attempts for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and three turnovers on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't attempt a free throw and tonight marked just the third time this season Thompson didn't hit at least one 3-pointer. The last time it happened was in the third and fourth games of the season. The Warriors opened up a 35-17 lead in the first quarter, but the Jazz bounced back and made a game of it. And given that Klay was going against Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles for most of the night, it's a little surprising he didn't have a better night, after dropping 60 on the Pacers on Monday. Stephen Curry had 26 points and a full stat line, and Kevin Durant double-doubled with 21 points and 11 boards in the win. Thursday, 8:47 pm
  • Buddy Hield has poor shooting night
    Buddy Hield got the start on Thursday night and hit just 2-of-12 shots for six points and four rebounds.

    Advice: With E’Twaun Moore (toe) and Jrue Holiday (toe) out, Hield got the start and played 34 minutes, but was inefficient with a career high 10 missed FGs. Hield will go back to the bench role once Moore return which could be as early as Saturday against the Clippers. He has no fantasy appeal at this time. Thursday, 8:21 pm
  • Marc Gasol (groin) in the starting lineup
    Marc Gasol (groin) will start against the Blazers on Thursday night.

    Advice: He gets an outstanding matchup tonight against a sub-par Blazers interior defense and rebounding. Gasol may have a slight hit in minutes, so he's a risky DFS play even when it's not on a back-to-back set. He's an obvious start in season long leagues. Thursday, 4:45 pm
  • Mack, Exum, Joe, Diaw & Rudy likely starting
    Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert are likely starting on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Jazz are really, really shorthanded, especially on the wings. Expect to see a Joe Johnson throwback game while Mack should get plenty of shots. Thursday, 4:32 pm
  • Marc Gasol (groin) questionable for Thursday
    Marc Gasol (right groin) is questionable for Thursday against the Blazers.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Gasol. He played a whopping 80 minutes combined on Monday and Tuesday, which is by far the most he's played in a back-to-back set. Gasol did play down the stretch on Tuesday night and didn't appear to be hurt. That said, the Grizzlies could choose to be careful with their best player even though they're not on a back-to-back set tonight. If he's out, Zach Randolph and Jarell Martin figure to pick up extra run. JaMychal Green's upside also goes up here. Thursday, 1:12 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (finger) ruled out Thursday
    Gordon Hayward (finger) will not play on Thursday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for a Jazz team that also ruled out Rodney Hood (hamstring) and George Hill (toe) for Thursday, not to mention Derrick Favors (knee). Hayward broke his finger during the preseason and missed the first six games of the campaign, and he aggravated it on Tuesday vs. the Suns -- he played through the injury after he had it re-taped. X-rays were negative, so luckily he's day-to-day. Several players will have to step up, but Joe Johnson and Shelvin Mack look like the best short-term adds in standard leagues.Daily Slant: With Hayward, Hill, Hood and Favors off the floor this season, Shelvin Mack leads the team in usage at a 27.9% clip (73 minutes) with Joe Johnson right behind him at 27.4% (50 minutes). Trey Lyles and Boris Diaw also own usage rates over 25% with the big four off the floor, so this Utah side provides us with plenty of potential value. Thursday, 10:02 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 24 points vs. Clippers
    Klay Thompson finished Wednesday's easy win vs. the Clippers with 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers, four boards and three assists.

    Advice: Klay scored a career-high 60 points on Monday, in just three quarters, but the Warriors didn't need his theatrics tonight. The Warriors starters outscored their Clippers counterparts 85-41 tonight, with their defense holding the Clippers to 39.6 percent shooting. They'll face an interesting test on Thursday, facing the Jazz in Utah on the second half of a back-to-back set. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 21 pts in losing effort
    Jamal Crawford was a bright spot for the Clippers during Wednesday's lopsided home loss, as he came off the bench for 21 points (7-of-16 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with three 3-pointers and four assists.

    Advice: Crawford led a few short-lived charges to cut into the Warriors' lead, but it was never enough. After a slow start to the season, J-Craw has slipped into his typical sixth-man role with nine straight games in double-digit scoring. As his fantasy owners are aware, points, 3-pointers and a dash of assists are about the extent of his value. Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 19 points vs. Mavs
    Darren Collison scored 19 points with three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: After a slow start, Collison has been stringing games together. In his last five, he's averaged 13.8 points, 2.2 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 treys on 47.7 percent from the field. He's still getting some minutes next to Ty Lawson, so Collison should see plenty of run even when Lawson has a hot hand. Collison is a strong hold in all leagues with an upward trend. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic hits 8-of-11 FGs for 19 pts
    Bojan Bogdanovic sank 8-of-11 shots to finish Wednesday's game with 19 points, one 3-pointer, one rebound and three assists in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bojan's fourth straight game with at least 13 points and one 3-pointer. That's good news for anyone relying on him, since he offers almost nothing in other categories -- he hasn't blocked a shot since the second game of the season, and he hasn't had a steal since Nov. 15. Bogdanovic tweaked his ankle tonight but he continued to play, so for now we're leaving him off the injury report. Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • MIA may wait for Rudy Gay to hit free agency
    The Heat may wait to pursue Rudy Gay as an unrestricted free agent this summer rather than unloading assets to nab him this season.

    Advice: Miami is currently in the bottom three of the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-14, so they may pursue a tanking avenue this season rather than try and bring in talent to start winning games. Gay has been linked to the Heat franchise for some time now, and he reportedly "loves Miami," but pursuing him as a free agent next offseason might make more sense than trading for him now. That doesn't mean that Gay doesn't get traded this season, though. Wednesday, 10:46 am
  • Cheik Diallo recalled from D-League stint
    Cheik Diallo has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: He's played a total of five minutes for New Orleans this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot anywhere. Wednesday, 9:20 am
  • Marc Gasol just wants the ball in his hands
    Marc Gasol said during Tuesday's postgame interview that he just wants the ball in his hands.

    Advice: "I just want the ball," said Gasol. "I don't care where, how, I just want it and to be able to make a decision with it." Gasol is currently operating with a career-high 26.6 usage rate to accompany his career-high 24.5 assist percentage, and those two things have culminated in him pumping out top-30 value on the year with averages of 19.2 points, 5.9 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.5 triples and just 2.1 turnovers per game. He's going to be a beast moving forward sans Mike Conley (back). Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Matt Barnes (personal) probable for Wednesday
    There is reportedly no active warrant out there for the arrest of Matt Barnes, so he's probable to play Wednesday in Dallas.

    Advice: "There’s no warrant for him. Unless they indict him or issue a warrant for him there’s nothing anybody can do," the source said. Barnes was wanted for questioning stemming from an altercation that occurred early Monday morning at a New York nightclub, but authorities were unable to locate Barnes before he hopped on a plane to Dallas. He's innocent until proven guilty, and it doesn't seem like anyone is pursuing charges against him at the moment. Wednesday, 5:15 am
  • Patty Mills scores 15, plays well for Spurs
    Patty Mills came off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Tony Parker is going to miss time with a knee injury and while Mills is coming off the bench, he's the guy you want to own in Parker's absence. He was awful in his last game, missing all eight of his shots for one point on Monday, but was much better in this one. And while Nicolas Laprovittola is starting for Parker, Mills is the guy Gregg Popovich wants to run the offense. Pick him up if you need a point guard. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Joe Ingles starts 2nd half, scores seven
    Joe Ingles started the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Suns and scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rodney Hood tweaked his right hamstring, so Ingles got the call in the second half over Joe Johnson. We still like Johnson as the better add if we learn that Hood will miss time, so it's safe to leave Ingles on the wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 28 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 28 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: He briefly checked out of the game and went back to the locker room with an apparent finger injury (the same one he had surgery on), but we later learned that he simply had it re-taped. Hayward added five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two triples in the win, and he's now scored 22+ points in nine straight games. The Jazz will try to get their fourth straight win against the Warriors on Thursday. Tuesday, 8:55 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes off against Wolves
    Kawhi Leonard hit 11-of-15 shots for 31 points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: It's not a season high in points for Kawhi, but it's close. He scored 34 points way back on Nov. 9, and hadn't scored more than 23 points in his previous six games. Leonard didn't exactly crush the stat sheet like he's capable of doing, but he did fill it. He hasn't had a night off yet this season, so it's time to start watching for news that Gregg Popovich will sit him for a game. But if you drafted Leonard and have been disappointed with his output, tonight was a nice step in the right direction. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Rudy Gobert scores career-high 22 points
    Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's 112-105 win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Stifle Tower was coming off a 14-point, 17-rebound and five-block effort against the Lakers the previous night and kept his foot on the gas pedal with 11 rebounds and four blocks Tuesday. He also hit 10-of-11 free throws on the night, bringing his season average up to 66.9 percent. You can check out his final dunk of the game in the link below. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores two points in win
    Andrew Harrison scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the 76ers.

    Advice: He added four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes, but this was his third game in a row with a brutal FG percentage. He's shooting just 20.6 percent from the field in that span, and rookie Wade Baldwin made a case for more minutes with a career-high 11 points. Harrison is going to be hard to trust, but as long as he's starting he should be able to provide his owners with a trickle of assists, steals, triples and blocks. Tuesday, 8:41 pm
  • Troy Daniels cools off in win over Philly
    Troy Daniels cooled off against the 76ers on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with one rebound, one assist and one triple in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He scored a combined 60 points with 13 3-pointers in his previous two games, so he had nowhere to go but down. Daniels hit just 4-of-14 shots and 1-of-8 from deep on Tuesday and picked up five fouls, so his floor is going to be low on the nights his shot isn't falling. He doesn't have a great long-term outlook as the Grizzlies get healthier, but it makes sense to give him another shot if you picked him up. Tuesday, 8:28 pm
  • Marc Gasol posts serviceable line w/ 26 pts
    Marc Gasol scored 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 96-91 win over the 76ers.

    Advice: This was the second night of a back-to-back set after Gasol triple-doubled on Monday with 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in a double-overtime win. He played 46 minutes in that contest, so coach David Fizdale said before Tuesday's game that he would play a "serviceable" amount of minutes vs Philly. Apparently that means 34. Gasol is rolling right now and his owners just need to hope that he stays healthy. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Marc Gasol will play 'serviceable' mins Tues
    Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale said that Marc Gasol will play a "serviceable" amount of minutes during Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: This could be a clue that Gasol will head to the bench early if the game turns into a blowout, thus making Gasol a slightly riskier play in daily leagues. He's obviously a must-start guy in season-long settings, though. Tuesday, 3:34 pm
  • Rudy Gobert scores 14 w/ 17 boards, 5 blocks
    Rudy Gobert scored 14 points with 17 rebounds, five blocks, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes in a 107-101 win over the Lakers on Monday.

    Advice: He tied his season highs in rebounds and blocks, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line. Gobert has been feasting all season long with averages of 10.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, and he's currently flirting with third-round value in standard leagues. He should have a big day against the Suns on Tuesday. Monday, 10:48 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 23 in win over Lakers
    Gordon Hayward scored 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting in a 107-101 win over the Lakers on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz have won six out of their last eight games and Hayward has scored 22 or more points in each of those. He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples in 36 minutes Monday, but his value could take a small hit if George Hill (toe) is able to return on Tuesday to face the Suns. Monday, 10:35 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores career-high 60
    Klay Thompson not only scored 40 points in the first half, and not only scored a career-high 60 points on the night, but did it on 21-of-33 shooting, 8-of-14 3-pointers and 10-of-11 free throws in Monday's 142-106 blowout win over the Pacers.

    Advice: Sure, he only had two rebounds and one assist, but who cares? This game was over by halftime, but Klay played through the third quarter in order to get his career high. Many of us thought Thompson would take a scoring hit this season, but it simply hasn't happened. And his average is going up - way up - after tonight's game. Steph Curry double-doubled, Kevin Durant scored 20 and Draymond Green had 10 assists, four steals and a block in the scrimmage. Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Troy Daniels cooking off Memphis bench
    After scoring a career-high 31 points on Saturday, Troy Daniels came off the Memphis bench on Monday to hit 10-of-20 shots, seven 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 29 points, two assists and nothing else, which would include only one turnover in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Granted, this was a double-overtime affair, but this kid came out of nowhere and is killing it, scoring 29, 31, 19 and 19 points in each of his last four games, and has knocked down 20 3-pointers during that stretch, which is 5.0 per game! The Money Green light is ON and Daniels is killing it. But he could quickly fall back to earth once Chandler Parson and James Ennis are over their injuries, which may not happen anytime soon. While Daniels is likely to fade just as quickly as he appeared on the scene, he's worth grabbing right now. And if he does it again vs. the Sixers on Tuesday night, we may call him a must-own player until further notice. Monday, 9:50 pm
  • Marc Gasol triple-doubles in double-OT win
    Marc Gasol's crazy season continued on Monday when he had 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 11-of-25 shooting in 46 minutes of Monday's 110-108 double-overtime win against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Gasol is insane right now, knocking down threes and flirting with a Russell Westbrook-like line tonight. Gasol, never known for assists or 3-pointers, has hit a three in all but three games this season, and has racked up 19 dimes over his last two games. He's returning third-round value right now, but that arrow appears to be pointing up after this one. And over his last five games? He's averaging 21.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting. Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will play Tuesday vs. DET
    Dwyane Wade will play on Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It's the second night of a back-to-back set and Wade missed one game last week against Dallas (also a back-to-back), but the Bulls probably don't want to drop three straight games. Wade went off in the 112-110 loss to the Blazers on Monday, scoring 34 points on 11-of-23 shooting (11-of-13 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. He said he's expecting to play around 30-32 minutes vs. Detroit, but his value will take a slight hit with Rajon Rondo (suspension) back in the lineup. Monday, 8:25 pm
  • Buddy Hield starting against the Grizzlies
    Buddy Hield will start against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The rookie is getting the start at SG because both Jrue Holiday (toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe) have been ruled out. Hield is only averaging 7.3 points and 1.0 3-pointer on 37.3 percent shooting this season, so he's not worth streaming outside of deeper leagues. Maybe he can finally get it going tonight. Monday, 4:49 pm
  • Toney Douglas available to play vs. Pelicans
    Toney Douglas will be available to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Douglas can earn in his Memphis debut, but with a favorable matchup against the Jrue Holiday-less (toe) Pelicans, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Fantasy GMs in most settings, however, can use a wait-and-see approach here. Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Matt Barnes traveling with team to Dallas
    Matt Barnes (personal) flew with the Kings to Dallas on Monday.

    Advice: Barnes is reportedly being investigated by the NYPD for an incident that occurred early Monday morning, but he's innocent until proven guilty, so he'll likely be playing until this situation is resolved. Monday, 11:31 am
  • Dwyane Wade (rest) will play Monday vs. POR
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will return to action Monday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Wade was rested on the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday, although head coach Fred Hoiberg indicated that he's considering lifting the maintenance days on back-to-backs, meaning that Wade could see a full compliment of minutes Tuesday vs. Detroit as well. With Rajon Rondo (suspension) out tonight, Wade will spend some more time running the offense in Chicago. Nikola Mirotic will likely be heading back to the bench tonight. Monday, 11:17 am
  • Grizzlies sign veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas
    The Grizzlies have signed veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas by using the NBA’s hardship rule.

    Advice: He was the "frontrunner" to sign for the Grizzlies after they worked out a few point guards last week. With Mike Conley (back) looking at a multi-week absence, Douglas should immediately see minutes on his new team which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. For now, most owners should use a wait-and-see approach because it's not clear how big of a role he will have. Andrew Harrison's owners should be slightly concenred as his value could take a hit with the arrival of Douglas. We'll let you know if he's active for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. Monday, 9:04 am
  • Matt Barnes wanted by NYPD for questioning
    Matt Barnes is wanted by the NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning.

    Advice: After he allegedly choked the woman, Barnes reportedly punched two other people who tried to intervene. Barnes left the scene before the cops showed up, but the NBA and Kings will likely investigate this along with the NYPD -- the Kings were in town after Sunday's meeting with the Knicks. It's worth noting that DeMarcus Cousins was shown in the video after the incident, but it's not clear if he was involved in any way. If the allegations are true, Barnes is going to be in hot water. Monday, 6:39 am
  • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-11 in 17 minutes
    Matt Barnes flopped in 17 bench minutes on Sunday, going 1-of-11 from the field with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Barnes tends to run hot and cold, and that's never been as true as the past few games -- he was coming off a huge performance with 12 points, 16 boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. His fantasy value continues to be spoiled by fluctuating minutes, low usage, poor percentages, and sparse defensive stats. Dec 4, 7:26 pm
  • Terrence Jones chips in nine pts, seven reb
    Terrence Jones came off the bench on Sunday for nine points on 4-of-6 shooting, seven rebounds and one block in 25 minutes of action.

    Advice: Jones recovered after a very slow start tonight, but the Pelicans just couldn't overcome their poor shooting (36.7 percent) and terrible defense. They are 2-11 this season when out-rebounded by their opponent, which happened again tonight, and they need guys like T-Jones and Omer Asik (three boards) to give Anthony Davis more relief in the rebounding department. Dec 4, 6:51 pm
  • Buddy Hield leads late charge, scores 16 pts
    Buddy Hield scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Sunday, making four 3-pointers with four rebounds and one assist in just 15 minutes.

    Advice: Hield shot at least three airballs but they didn't rattle his confidence in front of an appreciative OKC audience (he played for the University of Oklahoma). The Pelicans' lottery pick was even instrumental in a too-little, too-late comeback in the fourth quarter. He hadn't scored double-digit points since Nov. 12, however, and we'll need to see him do this a few more times before recommending him in re-draft leagues. Dec 4, 6:49 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 26 points vs. Suns
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He was already tearing it up in his previous eight, averaging 22.8 points, 4.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.8 treys on 47.8 percent from the field. Surprisingly, his six treys tonight were a season high, but he didn't go to the line for the sixth time this season. This big game has him at fifth-round value on the year, but he has an upward trend. Dec 3, 10:49 pm
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Dec 3, 9:45 pm
  • Gordon Hayward stays hot in win over Nuggets
    Gordon Hayward hit 9-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 11-of-11 free throws to match his season high of 32 points with four rebounds and two steals in Saturday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward has scored 32, 32 and 31 points in his last three games and is averaging 28.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five. His finger injury appears to finally be fully behind him and he's rolling. Dec 3, 9:29 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Dec 3, 9:28 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 24 points vs. Bucks
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points in Milwaukee on Saturday with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He likes to play in Milwaukee this season with a 26-point game coming on Oct. 29. Bogdanovic was able to snap out of a mini slump over his previous for games to turn in his first game over 15 points since Nov. 20. Bogie is also taking more treys with two makes in five of his last six, which wasn't happening as much in November. He's better for points leagues and only has 12th-round value in standard leagues. Dec 3, 5:02 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 10 in 28 minutes Friday
    Patty Mills scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Tony Parker (knee) was out again and Nicolas Laprovittola drew his second straight start, but Mills played 28 minutes for the second straight game and he's clearly the pickup here. Mills is playing for a new contract and is playing the best ball of his career, averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 treys over his last five games. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Dec 2, 10:44 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 24 vs. CLE, out Saturday
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is scheduled to get the game off and did not travel with the team to Dallas. On Friday, Wade was fantastic with 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. The Bulls will likely try to limit him when they can, especially in road back-to-backs against weaker opponents. Dec 2, 10:34 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 21 off the bench
    Jamal Crawford scored 21 points on Friday vs. the Pelicans, shooting 9-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: The 36-year-old sharpshooter picked up a few extra minutes with J.J. Redick resting and added one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers. He was averaging 11.4 points, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.4 treys in 25.1 minutes per game prior to Friday, but he could have some sneaky value later on this season if the Clippers rest their studs often. Dec 2, 8:44 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 14 w/ nine rebounds
    Terrence Jones scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: His minutes have been all over the place, playing 26, 13 and 30 minutes in his previous three games. He did post a couple duds in his previous two, but for the most part he's been solid this season, posting averages of 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.9 steals. He should be owned in standard leagues, preferably by the owner of Anthony Davis. Dec 2, 8:04 pm
  • Matt Barnes posts big line in Boston
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with 16 rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He probably should've started this game and may have helped against some of the action coach Brad Stevens runs. Barnes had a season high in boards and also had his first double-double of the season during this loss. He's seen his playing time start to trend up again with 29.0 per game in his last two. He's a sneaky low-end guy for his output in steals and treys. Dec 2, 7:48 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes
    Omri Casspi scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He managed to miss four shots from the field in an 18-second span, but that's neither here nor there. Casspi has seen some consistent minutes in his last four with 22.3 per game, averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.8 treys. Nothing to see here for most owners. Dec 2, 7:40 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will play Friday, rest Saturday
    Dwyane Wade will play against the Cavs on Friday and will rest against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Wade is not even going to travel for the road game in Dallas. The Bulls are now starting to take care of Wade's legs more than usual with this being his second straight rest on a back-to-back set. He'll get plenty of minutes tonight at home against his buddy LeBron James. For Saturday, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Isaiah Canaan would benefit. Dec 2, 3:25 pm
  • Pelicans Assign Cheick Diallo to D-League
    The Pelicans assigned Cheick Diallo to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Diallo has appeared in six D-League games and is averaging 14.3 points on .553 shooting from the floor, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Diallo will likely bounce back-and-forth all season. He is not on the fantasy radar. Dec 2, 9:40 am
  • Marc Gasol scores 25 points in win vs. Magic
    Marc Gasol scored 25 points in 32 minutes during a 95-94 comeback win over the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists, five blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: What a huge win for the Grizzlies. Coach David Fizdale continues to talk up The Nasty Nine, and his squad has just been money in tough situations. In fact, the Grizzlies are now 5-0 on the second night of a back-to-back set and they improved to 8-0 when the margin is within three points in the final minute. As for Gasol, the solid playing time after 35 minutes on Wednesday. He'll likely get rest at some point, but expect Gasol to post great stats sans Mike Conley (back). Dec 1, 10:26 pm
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Dec 1, 9:58 pm
  • Rudy Gobert is a rebounding machine
    Rudy Gobert hit 3-of-4 shots for six points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks in 35 minutes on Thursday night.

    Advice: Despite a tough matchup, Gobert was able to hold his own under the glass, making it the 14th time this season he records double-digit rebounds. He has also blocked three or more shots in four straight games. His next game is against the Nuggets who he fared well against last season. Dec 1, 9:52 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Dec 1, 9:51 pm
  • Joe Ingles brings spark off bench
    Joe Ingles scored 15 points in Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, adding four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Ingles played 22 minutes off the bench, but ignited the offense with three 3-pointers and played the entire fourth quarter. It was the most minutes that he has played since Nov. 14 and only the third time this season he has played 22 or more minutes. Once the Jazz gets healthier, Ingles will see his role diminish. Dec 1, 9:38 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has huge night
    Gordon Hayward scored 32 points with seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Thursday’s loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Hayward hit a season-high in points and has now scored over 30 points in two consecutive games, while scoring more than 20 points in six straight games. He is shooting the ball well recently and maintains a healthy usage rate of 28.3 percent. He is also contributing in assists, rebounds, and 3-pointers. His next game is against the Nuggets who play at the fifth highest pace in the league. Dec 1, 9:14 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 12 in blowout
    Austin Rivers played 23 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's blowout win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Rivers scored 15 in his previous game, but scored just seven and two points in his previous two games. He's fine to use in blowouts, but figuring out when those are coming is next to impossible, meaning he belongs on your waiver wire. Dec 1, 8:21 pm
  • Report: Toney Douglas frontrunner for Memphis
    Toney Douglas "has emerged as the frontrunner" to join the Grizzlies, according to team beat writer Michael Wallace.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are expected to get an NBA injury exception in the coming days to give them an extra roster spot. Douglas can play both guard spots and may have a chance to get minutes. This would also likely allow them bring Wade Baldwin IV along slowly. Andrew Harrison's value could take a hit, but he looks like the best one to own of the three. Dec 1, 6:33 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Updating a previous item, Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should still get solid minutes, especially with how frequently the Heat go small. Ingles isn't quite as appealing as Joe Johnson, but he's in the mix for owners in deep leagues. Dec 1, 5:37 pm
  • Grizzlies sticking with the same starters
    The Grizzlies will start Andrew Harrison, Tony Allen, Troy Williams, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol on Thursday.

    Advice: it's a home game on a back-to-back set, so there's a chance Gasol's minutes take a slight dip to play some of the younger guys. He should be very busy while Mike Conley (back) is on the mend. Dec 1, 4:49 pm
  • Joe Ingles likely to start for Rodney Hood
    Joe Ingles is likely to start for Rodney Hood (hamstring) against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: It makes sense to keep the second unit together and bring Joe Johnson off the bench. Ingles actually exploded in his only start this year, scoring 20.0 points in 33 minutes. With the Jazz very thin on the outside, both Joe and Jingles should be getting big minutes. Dec 1, 4:11 pm
  • Demps talks about Hield's lack of minutes
    General manager Dell Demps said Buddy Hield is trying to find his way.

    Advice: "Buddy, is a part of our future, I want to make sure I say that," Demps said. "And when the time is right, the time will come for him. I think this is all just a part of the process." So Hield has to trust the process? Kidding aside, Hield doesn't sound like he's going to get many minutes now that Jrue Holiday is back. He can be dropped in most leagues. Dec 1, 1:29 pm
  • LAC exploring VR technology w/ DeAndre Jordan
    The Clippers are exploring virtual reality technology to help DeAndre Jordan with his free throw shooting, according to league sources.

    Advice: The line in Zach Lowe's article on ESPN didn't elaborate on exactly what the Clippers are investigating, it's fun to think about the fantasy factor Jordan would be if he could improve upon his 52 percent free throw shooting.. While it's a long shot, technology improving DJ's free throw percentage by just 10 points would warrant a huge celebration from fantasy owners. Dec 1, 8:28 am
  • Patty Mills not worried about contract year
    Patty Mills said he's not worried about the fact that he's up for a new contract after the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Mills will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but isn't letting that affect his play. "The feeling isn’t any different than any other year," he said. "My mindset is purely focused on this season and where we want to be. Nothing has changed." Mills won't be a fantasy star playing behind Tony Parker, but Parker will see more than his share of DNPs, which makes Mills worth owning in standard leagues. Dec 1, 6:08 am
  • Patty Mills scores team-high 23 pts Wednesday
    Patty Mills led the Spurs in scoring on Wednesday with 23 points off the bench, sinking 9-of-12 shots with five 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Tony Parker was on the active roster but he picked up a precautionary DNP-CD, which freed up Mills to play big minutes behind fill-in starter Nicolas Laprovittola. Mills was already a top-120 fantasy point guard, and the likelihood of more DNPs for Parker makes him a decent pickup despite his low ceiling. Nov 30, 9:23 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard leads short-handed Spurs to win
    The Spurs bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Magic, beating the Mavericks on Wednesday 94-87 thanks to Kawhi Leonard's 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Leonard shot just 5-of-16 from the field but he made 9-of-12 free throws in 31 minutes, helping the Spurs maintain their undefeated record on the road. They are a perfect 11-0 on the road this season, but just 4-4 at home. Kawhi has yet to miss a game this season, which has helped him maintain top-six fantasy value in nearly all formats on a cumulative basis. Nov 30, 9:19 pm
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