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  • Derrick Rose posts 20/6/6 in win vs. Kings
    Derrick Rose lit up the Kings on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: D-Rose hasn't missed a game this season and he's starting to find his groove with the Knicks. In his previous eight games he was averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 5.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 0.6 triples -- crucially, he also made 44.9 percent FGs and 86.7 percent FTs during that stretch. We're always leery of his long-term health, but he should be in your lineups while he's running hot. 58 minutes ago
  • Brandon Jennings scores 19 points Sunday
    Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues. Today, 7:28 pm
  • Ty Lawson scoreless in nine minutes Sunday
    Ty Lawson played only nine minutes vs. New York on Sunday, going scoreless with one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Kings coach Dave Joerger revealed that he wanted to play bigger tonight to match up with the Knicks, and Lawson is liable to bounce back with mid-20s minutes vs. the Mavs on Wednesday. He's been clinging to late-round value despite Darren Collison's return, but there should be better rest-of-season options in most 12-team leagues. Today, 7:27 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starts, logs 23 minutes Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore started at SG on Sunday and finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Moore was 5-of-11 from the field, while Anthony Davis was 14-of-32, but the other three starters were a combined 5-of-20 in tonight's road loss. The Pelicans' lineup is still in flux, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return, and Moore doesn't have much upside even if he does keep the starting SG job. Today, 6:48 pm
  • Russell Westbrook gets 5th straight trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook finished Sunday's win, the Thunder's fifth straight, with 28 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: In a clash between the league's top two scorers, Westbrook and Anthony Davis, it was Westy who came out on top. In your daily Westbrook-in-history update, he's now the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have five consecutive triple-doubles. He came in averaging 31.2 points, 11.3 assists and 10.5 boards, of course, and nothing is surprising at this point. Today, 6:43 pm
  • Jeff Green in double-digits again vs. Detroit
    Orlando followed up Friday's blowout victory with a win in Detroit on Sunday, aided by Jeff Green's 14 points on 6-of-11 FGs, two 3-pointers, five boards and three assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Magic have brought Green off the bench for the past five games, posting a 3-2 record in that span. The move seems to be helping Green, who has followed up an atrocious offensive stretch with three straight games in double-digits. He's a combined 17-of-32 from the field during that span but doesn't do enough across the board to merit 12-team ownership. Today, 5:40 pm
  • Jodie Meeks logs 16 minutes in 2nd game back
    In his second game back from foot surgery, Jodie Meeks posted seven points, two assists, one rebound and one steal in 16 minutes.

    Advice: The Magic will continue to limit Meeks' activity as a precaution and he's not worth standard-league attention until the playing time increases. It looks like he will carve out a reliable spot in the rotation, however, especially since Mario Hezonja is in the doghouse. Once he's at full strength, Meeks will be worth a glance as a cheap source of 3-pointers and steals. Today, 5:38 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) debuts w/ 18 pts
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) looked sharp in his season debut on Sunday, posting 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four assists in just 23 minutes as a starter.

    Advice: The Pistons were limiting Jackson to around five minutes per quarter, a number that should slowly creep up in the coming weeks. He's obviously a must-own player now that he's back on the court, and he looked good enough tonight to activate in nearly all lineups. If you were relying on Ish Smith for assists this season, it's time to start monitoring the waiver wire for a promising pickup. Today, 5:34 pm
  • Ish Smith logs 25 minutes off Pistons' bench
    Ish Smith played 25 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting, two assists, one rebound and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) returned tonight but he was on a strict minute-limit. Stan Van Gundy loves to give his starters heavy minutes, with Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope likely to dominate the backcourt, so Smith may not see this type of playing time for long. He's been very efficient lately, but is still a cut candidate for a more promising free agent. Today, 5:32 pm
  • Ish Smith will come off the bench on Sunday
    Ish Smith will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) is making his regular-season debut tonight, although he'll be a minutes limit, so perhaps Smith can still churn out some low-end value. Still, his fantasy clock is ticking, as it'll be tough for him to do much on a nightly basis once Jackson is fully up to speed. Today, 2:59 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) out Sunday vs. Kings
    Courtney Lee (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Justin Holiday will likely be drawing the start tonight, and he's someone to consider in DFS after putting up 13 points, seven boards, three steals, one block and two triples over 31 minutes in a spot-start on Friday night. For now, we'll be considering Lee questionable for Tuesday's game in Miami. Today, 2:53 pm
  • Reggie Jackson starting, Smith to the bench
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will start in his regular-season debut Sunday vs. the Magic, sending Ish Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Jackson won't play much more than 20 minutes tonight, so he's not a great DFS option, but he obviously should be activated in all season-long settings. Smith was just barely clinging to late-round value on the year as Detroit's starter, and his value is going to take a pretty massive hit once Jackson is fully up to speed, so owners may want to start perusing the waiver wire for his replacement. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond will join Jackson in the starting five. Today, 2:47 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starting, Frazier to the bench
    E'Twaun Moore will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

    Advice: Moore has been much better as a starter this season, owning averages of 11.4 points, 3.0 assists, 1.1 triples, 0.9 steals and 1.3 turnovers per game on 45.7 percent shooting, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do tonight with a tough matchup against OKC. Frazier will have more opportunity to run the offense with the second unit, so this might not be the worst thing for his value. For what it's worth, Alvin Gentry said we'll "see what happens" with tonight's new starting lineup, so this may not be a permanent change. Today, 2:41 pm
  • Update: John Wall was limited at practice Sun
    Updating a previous report, John Wall was a limited participant during Sunday's practice.

    Advice: An initial report said that Wall didn't practice at all, but apparently he went through some things. He's dealing with some standard nicks and bruises that players pick up over the course of an NBA season, but he should be good to go for Monday's game in Brooklyn. Today, 2:39 pm
  • Jodie Meeks' minutes will be monitored Sunday
    Frank Vogel said that Jodie Meeks "probably will not play heavy minutes" Sunday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Meeks made his season debut on Friday night, logging 17 minutes off the bench on his way to 10 points, one board, three steals and two 3-pointers, and he'll likely be dealing with a similar workload tonight. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Today, 1:48 pm
  • John Wall sits out practice, will play Monday
    John Wall (rest) sat out of practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He is a little "banged up" with a thigh contusion, but the Wizards are just managing his reps in practice to keep him fresh for the games. He also missed a practice on Thursday and ended up scoring 17 points with 15 dimes against the Spurs on Friday. He's fine. Today, 10:58 am
  • George Hill (left big toe) ruled out Monday
    George Hill (left big toe) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be his third game in a row on the shelf, but the Jazz are hoping he will be able to return either Tuesday against the Suns or Thursday against the Warriors. Dante Exum will likely continue to start, but he's been outplayed by Shelvin Mack lately and has played less minutes than Mack in two straight games. Today, 10:01 am
  • Atkinson praises Sean Kilpatrick
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson gushed about the recent play of Sean Kilpatrick.

    Advice: "Sean has a chip, there’s no doubt about it," Atkinson said. "I think there’s an angry chip and a healthy chip, and his is healthy. It’s in a good spirit." The SG is averaging 22.0 points over his last six games with 3.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 treys, and he's also played 27 or more minutes in each of those games. His value will take a hit when Jeremy Lin (hamstring) eventually returns, but he belongs in all standard-league lineups right now. Today, 9:24 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee) will play Sunday
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He was listed as out on the pre-game notes, but the decision on his status was always up to Jackson. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Jackson will play 4-5 minutes per quarter, so he's looking at roughly 18-20 minutes of action if this holds up. The Pistons are going to ease him back into action, so DFS owners can't trust him right away. If you own Ish Smith, it makes sense to wait and see what happens over the next week before moving on. Today, 7:49 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) listed as out
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Game notes aren't 100 percent accurate and there's still an outside chance that R-Jax could be active Sunday. He returned to full practice last week and coach Stan Van Gundy said it's basically up to him when he wants to return. SVG did mention that his stamina will be an issue early on, so his workload should be limited right out of the gate. Regardless, he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Today, 6:34 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 31 in easy win vs. PHX
    Stephen Curry needed just 30 minutes to score 31 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He went bonkers in the third quarter with 20 points. This was the 16th time in his career he scored at least 20 in a quarter with nine of those 16 coming in the third. Curry has been incredible in the second half at home, posting a 71.1 true shooting percentage in those 10 games. He's being out-shined a bit by Kevin Durant, but Curry's efficiency is almost as good as it was last year. He's been a top-five player in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 14 for Suns
    Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, one rebound, two assists, three turnovers and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired. Yesterday, 10:54 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. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Jared Dudley gets just 13 minutes Saturday
    Jared Dudley played just 13 minutes in Saturday's blowout loss to the Warriors, hitting 1-of-4 shots for two points, two rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: This was basically his worst game of the season and a little surprising, as he had 17 points and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday. The lopsided score had a lot to do with it, but the bottom line is that Dudley has been maddeningly inconsistent this season. We'd rather own P.J. Tucker. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • P.J. Tucker quietly hot for Suns
    P.J. Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting against Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He came into this one hot and at least stayed relevant with the line and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. It's possible you're holding a player doing less than that, so at least give Tucker a look as long as he's starting for the Suns. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Evan Turner turns in nice game off bench
    Evan Turner scored nine points with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: This may have been his best game in reality and he's actually shown some nice consistency. In his last five, Turner averaged 12.2 points, 4.2 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 treys. He's worth a look, but he'll likely take a hit once Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) comes back. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 18 in full line
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He needs some help. Dragic is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting this week and should post early-round value in the short term as long as he can put up decent efficiency. Keep him rolling. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores 26 in blowout win
    Wesley Matthews hit 9-of-17 shots and seven 3-pointers on his way to tie a season high with 26 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Mavs surprisingly dominated this game and the strong play of Matthews was a big reason as to why it happened. He's been killing it from downtown lately, hitting at least five 3-pointers in three of his last four games. He's averaging 22 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.8 3-pointers over his last four. After a hot start in an October and a mostly forgettable November, Matthews is crushing right now. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Wayne Ellington gets 39 minutes
    Wayne Ellington played 39 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with 12 points, two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra needs a shooter big time, so it looks like it'll be Ellington until the help gets back out there. He attempted eight shots from deep and should lead the team in that department until guys like Josh Richardson (ankle) come back. If you need some scoring this upcoming week, given Ellington a look for his four games. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Troy Williams scores seven in win
    Troy Williams scored seven points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The other Troy stole the show with Daniels dropping 31 points, but Williams was still really solid. He's earned all his playing time with defense, he runs the floor for coach David Fizdale, and Williams is really the only starting option next to Tony Allen. Williams should have some value this week with four games and Chandler Parsons (knee) out for at least another week. Yesterday, 9:38 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. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will start opposite Kevin Durant
    P.J. Tucker will start at small forward against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll start opposite Kevin Durant. Good luck, Mr. Tucker. Yesterday, 6:30 pm
  • Ellington, McGruder & McRoberts starting
    Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Heat need a lot of help on the wing, so they'll be getting plenty of minutes from Ellington and McGruder. Ellington has the better upside for his higher usage and 3-pointers. Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick gets to the line a ton
    Sean Kilpatrick made 3-of-13 from the line for 19 points against the Bucks during a 112-103 loss on Saturday, adding one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: This is another one of those games where a free throw fest can save the day. Kilpatrick went 12-of-13 from the line tonight, which is the most for a Net since Paul Pierce hit 14 in February 2014. Kilpatrick will likely move to the bench at some point, but he should still have value for how he gets the ball so much. He's a hold. Yesterday, 5:11 pm
  • Bennett and Kilpatrick getting the start
    Isaiah Whitehead, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic, Anthony Bennett and Brook Lopez will start against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets are going to keep Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes in check, so they'll start Kilpatrick for another game. With Trevor Booker out, the Nets defense will have its hands full tonight against the lengthy Bucks squad. Kilpatrick is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • George Hill (toe) is out Saturday
    George Hill (left big toe) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hill is enjoying a phenomenal statistical season but has been bitten by the injury bug of late. He missed eight straight games in November due to a thumb issue and is now dealing with a toe injury. Saturday will be the second game missed due to the toe. Dante Exum started at point guard for Utah in their previous game, but he played less than 19 minutes and scored just five points on 1-of-6 shooting. Shelvin Mack ended up playing 33 minutes, finishing with 11 points, five assists and five rebounds. If you are looking to roll the dice on a DFS dart throw or a streamer, Mack would be the preferred option. Yesterday, 10:01 am
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Courtney Lee says his ankle sprain is improving and he hasn't ruled out returning to the lineup Sunday against the Kings.

    Advice: "It feels a lot better than it did when I initially twisted it," Lee said Friday. "I wasn't able to walk that night but I was able to move around (Friday)." If Lee can't play Sunday, look for Justin Holiday to start in his place. Holiday played well in his start on Friday, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two 3-pointers and one block. He will be a cheap DFS option on Sunday if Lee doesn't play. Yesterday, 9:24 am
  • John Wall scores 15 with 17 assists
    John Wall scored 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 15 assists in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 15 dimes and he added two rebounds, three steals and one triple in 37 minutes. Wall did miss practice on Thursday, but the Wizards are just managing his reps to keep him fresh for the games. The Wizards are only 6-12, so they will need to turn things around in order for Wall's fantasy value to be safe when it matters the most. Friday, 11:12 pm
  • Derrick Rose thrives in the starting lineup
    Derrick Rose scored 24 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: There's been talk of Rose wanting an in-season contract extension, so this game may help his case. Rose has looked good over his last four, averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. Compared to last year, his usage rate is down, his efficiency is way up and he's been better in other categories. Still, Rose only has 11th-round value on the year despite his improvements. Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Brandon Jennings only gets 19 minutes
    Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues. Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 16 points off bench
    Jeff Green scored 16 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He continues to get decent minutes with 25.0 in his last three since he moved to the bench again. Green's best game in this span was tonight, but that's likely more about the 76ers bump. His upside just isn't high enough to add in most standard-style leagues. He may lose a couple minutes to Jodie Meeks, too. Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Jodie Meeks makes his season debut
    Jodie Meeks made his season debut against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, three steals and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter with this one going into garbage time. That's a great sign for his health because coach Frank Vogel said he wasn't sure about Meeks' conditioning before the game started. He may earn more playing time in the second unit and would mesh nicely with Elfrid Payton. Meeks is only worth a look in super deep leagues. Friday, 7:02 pm
  • George Hill (left big toe) doubtful Saturday
    George Hill (left big toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The doubtful tag this early is always a concern, so Hill's owners may have to prepare for another lengthy absence. He's been having a career year, so his owners just need to hold onto him. Dante Exum started on Thursday, but Shelvin Mack outplayed him off the bench and is the better short-term option in deeper leagues. Friday, 6:52 pm
  • Courtney Lee out for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with more of Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings to help fill the void left by Lee. Holiday hasn't played too well, but he should be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. Plus, Jennings could see minutes around 30, especially if he plays close to 10 minutes next to Derrick Rose. Friday, 2:53 pm
  • Jodie Meeks (foot) will play Friday
    Jodie Meeks (foot) will make his season debut aginst the Sixers on Friday.

    Advice: Meeks has missed the first 19 games of the season due to a fractured right foot. Coach Frank Vogel said he envisions Meeks playing in four or five-minute bursts each half on Friday. Vogel also explained that Meeks is probably not in game shape yet, but the best way to acclimate him to playing again is to give him minutes. Even when fully healthy, Meeks will likely have a minimal role in Orlando. He is not worth adding at this point. Friday, 2:36 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Friday, 1:33 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Rockets
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Friday, 12:14 am
  • Troy Williams struggles with his shot
    Troy Williams made 2-of-13 from the field for five points with two rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bad game for Williams and he didn't close the game out. He continues to play good defense, so coach David Fizdale isn't likely to take him out of the lineup. Williams should hold value for deep leagues over the next 7-10 days while James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are out. Thursday, 10:10 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 14 points in loss
    Jeff Green came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots for 14 points, two rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes of Thursday's tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Starter Aaron Gordon played just 21 minutes, and while Green hasn't really done much to be owned in fantasy leagues, he's doing a fantastic job of ruining the fantasy value of Gordon. Green could easily replace Gordon in the starting lineup again at any time, but he's come off the bench in two straight since returning from a back injury. Gordon is still the guy to own, but Green is making him a less-than-effective fantasy player right now. Thursday, 9:35 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. Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Goran Dragic leads Heat in scoring
    Goran Dragic scored 27 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday, adding six assists and four rebounds.

    Advice: Dragic had a strong fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his 27 points and tied his season high in points. With all the injuries on the Heat, he has been playing a lot of minutes, averaging 36.3 over his last three games compared to his season average of 32.5 and has been asked to carry this team. He has at least 16 points in the last three games and has a good matchup on Saturday against the Trail Blazers who play at a fast pace, which should create extra opportunities. Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Wayne Ellington has another soild outing
    Wayne Ellington scored 17 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday and started the second half in place of injured Luke Babbitt (hip).

    Advice: Ellington made 6-of-9 field goals and drained three from beyond the arc. He has played over 26 minutes in his three games this season and has scored double-digit points in the last two. With Luke Babbitt (hip), Derrick Williams (back) and several other Heat players hurting, Ellington could see more minutes and a larger role in the near future. The one downside is his lack of peripheral stats, making him very dependent on his shooting. He is a good short-term add, but with Josh Richardson and Justice Winslow returning soon, there may not be too much long-term value with Ellington. But it's hard to argue with his fast start to his season. Thursday, 8:39 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 14 points with 4 dimes
    Sean Kilpatrick scored 14 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: The turnovers match a season high for Kilpatrick, but he did make 5-of-10 from the field. Now that he's back to his more natural shooting guard spot, Kilpatrick has been more comfortable in his role. While he may get bumped to the second unit once Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes are back to normal, Kilpatrick should still get minutes close to 30 and remain owned in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Pickup alert: Ellington starts second half
    Wayne Ellington started the second half of Thursday’s game against the Jazz in place of the injured Luke Babbit (hip).

    Advice: The Heat are down to just seven healthy players and Ellington is hot, with 17 points in the third quarter of this game after scoring 22 points with five 3-pointers on Wednesday. James Johnson will also benefit from the loss of Babbitt, and both players are worth a look, if not a pickup, in most leagues. Thursday, 7:31 pm
  • Wes Matthews cools off against Hornets
    Wesley Matthews made 4-of-15 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He was coming in on fire with 11 treys in his last two games combined. Matthews did have to go to the locker room for about two minutes in real time, but it doesn't appear to be injury related. Despite ugly 35.3 percent from the field on the year, Matthews is worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 7:01 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) likely out for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This report adds that Lee is not expected to miss much time. His ankle doesn't appear to have any structural damage and perhaps he can make it back next week. Until then, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday should get some extra run. Thursday, 6:01 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick starting again vs. Bucks
    Sean Kilpatrick will start against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nets will bring Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) off the bench and ease him back. Kilpatrick had the game of his life on Tuesday and should be busy tonight as well. He should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 4:18 pm
  • John Wall gets the day off on Thursday
    John Wall was given the day off for practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He's fine after playing 44 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday. The Wizards wanted to keep Wall's minutes down, but that hasn't happened with his 40.2 per game over his last five. He also led the team in usage rate over that span with a 43.1 assist percentage. He'll get plenty of minutes against the Spurs on Friday. Thursday, 12:15 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) is questionable for Friday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Wednesday night and did not return. Lee is not expected to miss much time and could even be back for Friday. If he's going to miss another game, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday would get some extra playing time. Thursday, 11:09 am
  • Jodie Meeks will not play vs Grizzlies Thurs
    Jodie Meeks (foot) will not play against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: Meeks may still travel with the team for Friday's game against the 76ers, but he won't be in the lineup against Memphis on Thursday. Meeks will be a bench player for the Magic when healthy and isn't worth adding in any fantasy leagues. Thursday, 10:36 am
  • George Hill out Thursday against Miami
    George Hill (left big toe) is out for Thursday's game against Miami.

    Advice: Hill is dealing with a sprain in his left big toe and will sit against the Heat on Thursday. Hill has put together a fantastic season thus far and it's currently unclear how long he'll be out. For at least Thursday night, Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack will see a boost in minutes and fantasy value, with Exum being the likely starter and priority pickup of the two. Thursday, 10:01 am
  • Courtney Lee unlikely to miss extended time
    Courtney Lee (left ankle) sprain is unlikely to miss extended time after leaving Wednesday's game.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative on Lee's ankle and he isn't expected to be out for very long. We'll keep an eye on his progress, but Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings will both see a bump in deeper fantasy league value while Lee is out. Thursday, 7:08 am
  • Jared Dudley (foot) posts 17 points Wednesday
    Jared Dudley (foot) returned vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Dudley missed Sunday's game but it looks like a minor ailment that won't limit him going forward. Phoenix relies on two-point field goals for 60.0 percent of their scoring (sixth-highest in the league), but three-point shots account for just 20.7 percent of their scoring (third-lowest in the league). Dudley's shooting should be critical, in other words, but he's a borderline option in most leagues while Devin Booker and P.J. Tucker are healthy. Wednesday, 10:53 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 23 inefficient points
    Brandon Knight caught a tailwind on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Knight went just 6-of-18 from the field, but he hit all three of his 3-point attempts and he was 8-of-9 at the FT line. The overall scoring looks impressive but he came in shooting 37.5 percent from the field this season, a number that will drop after tonight's high-volume, low-efficiency performance. He's hurting owners in most roto leagues and a trade isn't necessarily a panacea. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • P.J. Tucker efficient in win vs. visiting ATL
    P.J. Tucker led the Suns' starters on Wednesday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has been on fire for his past two games, with a combined 12-of-19 mark from the field, including 2.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds. 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals. T.J. Warren (head) is out indefinitely, which opens up more opportunities for Tucker, but he's not a strong rest-of-season addition. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops another triple-double
    Russell Westbrook turned in his ninth triple-double of the season during a 126-115 overtime win over the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring 35 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, five turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is tied in triple-doubles with the entire league combined this season. Westbrook is also just the third player to average a triple-double for a calendar month with at least 10 games in that span. He went bonkers in overtime with 14 points thanks to his ridiculous 70.4 usage rate in that time. Not surprisingly, he's leading the NBA in usage rate at 40.3 to go with his triple-double average on the season. He'll look for his fifth straight trip-dub against the Pelicans on Sunday. Wednesday, 9:51 pm
  • Wayne Ellington erupts w/ 22 points, five 3s
    Wayne Ellington erupted offensively on Wednesday with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including a 5-of-9 mark from downtown, and 12 of his points came in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Ellington was playing in his second game of the season but he looked great, adding two rebounds, two assists, four steals and just one turnover in 32 minutes. His role will decrease overnight once guys like Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters return to action, and it doesn't help that he'll face Utah's defense on Thursday. Most season-long owners can take a wait-and-see approach here. Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • Wesley Matthews has five 3s, scores 26 points
    Wesley Matthews stayed hot on Wednesday, making 8-of-19 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs, with five 3-pointers, to finish with a team-high 26 points, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Matthews said recently that he's "never going to be worried" about his shot, and that he was always confident despite a brutal start from the field this season. In the seven games prior to tonight, he was averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and a whopping 3.6 triples per game, good enough for top-100 value in 8-cat leagues. He's on the upswing and is a fine pickup in most formats. Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • John Wall gets 44 minutes vs. Thunder
    John Wall played 44 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday with 15 points, six boards, 15 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Wizards probably should've had this game with a seven-point lead with four minutes left. After the loss, Wall said this was the toughest loss of the season, which may hurt even more for coach Scott Brooks against his former team. Wall getting 44 minutes tonight clearly indicates the Wizards have no intention of limiting him right now. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Derrick Rose loses some minutes to Jennings
    Derrick Rose played 24 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 11 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Brandon Jennings gave the Knicks some really good minutes, so coach Jeff Hornacek went with him over Rose -- Jennings played the entire fourth while Rose played just three minutes. Both point guards were used together for 10 minutes tonight, which has been an upward trend as the year has gone on. Rose has been playing well, but he only has late-round value. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 12 points
    Brandon Jennings played 34 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 12 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter while Derrick Rose played just 3.1 minutes in that frame. Jennings has seen his minutes fluctuate and only played 13 minutes on Monday. Although, Jennings could be looking at a bump in playing time if Courtney Lee (ankle) needs to miss time. He's more of a 14-team guy due to his shooting woes. Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Ish Smith gets 19/8/8 in road win vs. Celtics
    The Pistons finished their back-to-back set with a win in Boston on Wednesday, aided by Ish Smith's 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

    Advice: Smith sank 9-of-12 shots with zero turnovers in 36 minutes of action, a stellar performance that we're unlikely to see re-produced once Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) gets back on the court. Stan Van Gundy loves to play his starters heavy minutes, and Smith and Jackson aren't likely to share the court on a routine basis, so he'll be a cut candidate in the near future. Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) will not return vs. MIN
    Courtney Lee suffered a left ankle sprain on Wednesday night and will not return, though X-rays came back negative.

    Advice: The Knicks ruled him out somewhat quickly from his sprain in the first half. With Lee out, they're already going with more two-PG lineups while Justin Holiday should also get a nice bump in minutes. Holiday and Brandon Jennings are both worth speculative looks in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick: Sean Marks saved my life
    Sean Kilpatrick expressed great appreciation for Nets' GM Sean Marks for giving him the opportunity to prove his worth on the basketball court.

    Advice: "Every night I really sit here and say to myself, ‘Where would I be without him?’" Kilpatrick said. "It’s like my emotions toward Mr. Marks are kind of crazy because I always say he saved my life, and he did. He really sat here and said, ‘This is a team I want you to be a part of, and just make sure you just play your game and be who you are.’" Kilpatrick is coming off a career-high 38-point, 14-board outing, so he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at the moment. Wednesday, 2:34 pm
  • Jared Dudley (foot) available to play vs. ATL
    Jared Dudley (foot) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Dudley missed Sunday's game due to soreness on the ball of his left foot, but he was back at practice on Tuesday and should step right back into his 25-minute reserve role tonight. With Dudley active, P.J. Tucker's minutes will likely fall closer to the 30-minute mark. Wednesday, 10:50 am
  • Wall limited at shootaround, says he'll play
    John Wall (left knee) was a limited participant during shootaround, but said that he's planning on playing Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wall spent most of shootaround getting treatment on his surgically repaired left knee, but it doesn't sound like he's planning on missing Wednesday's game against his head coach's former team. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off, but owners in season-long settings can probably go ahead and just get him active. Wednesday, 10:18 am
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • George Hill finally cools off vs. Rockets
    George Hill hit just 2-of-6 shots for eight points, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Hill was not only having a fantastic season coming in, he'd scored 22, 23 and 24 points in each of his three games since returning from his thumb injury on Nov. 23. Patrick Beverley shut him down tonight, but given how well Hill has played this season, we fully expect him to bounce back on Thursday against the Heat. Tuesday, 9:22 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores season-high 31
    Gordon Hayward hit 8-of-16 shots, three 3-pointers and 112-of-13 free throws for a season-high 31 points, five rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Hayward got off to a slow start tonight, but came on late to post one of his best lines of the season. He's rolling, averaging 25.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. He's also been very consistent, scoring between 22 and 31 points in each of his last five. His finger injury is obviously no longer a concern. Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Jeff Green (sore lower back) plays 25 minutes
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting with three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He came off the bench behind Aaron Gordon and we'd be a little surprised if he moved back into the starting five. Green was shooting 29.6 percent from the field prior to Tuesday and is having a tough year in Orlando. He belongs on the waiver wire. Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores career-high 38 in win
    Sean Kilpatrick got off to a slow start but went off in the second half and overtimes to lead the Nets with a career-high 38 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers on 14-of-34 shooting Tuesday's double-OT win over the Clippers.

    Advice: He had career highs in several categories, including points and rebounds, and became the first Net with at least 38 points and 14 boards since Vince Carter did it in 2007. Nets GM Sean Marks is feeling especially good tonight, as Kilpatrick was his first signing for the Nets. After a three-point dud on Nov. 20, Kilpatrick has scored 23, 16, 22 and 38 points over his last four games, knocking down 10 3-pointers over that stretch. He wasn't a hot commodity coming into the season, but Kilpatrick might end up being one of the waiver-wire steals of the season. Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore bumped to the bench on Tuesday
    E'Twaun Moore will be bumped to the bench on Tuesday night as Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday will start alongside each other in the Pelicans backcourt.

    Advice: Coming into Tuesday, Moore had started each of the 17 games he had played in this season. He had a terrific start to the season, but his playing time and production has leveled off recently. Over the Pelicans last five games, Moore is averaging 8.8 points (on 45.2 percent shooting), 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Moore will still have big scoring nights here and there, but with Holiday back in the mix full time, there simply aren't enough minutes to justify a roster spot for Moore in most leagues. Tuesday, 4:29 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) 'feeling good'
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) feels his rehab has gone "tremendously well," and he's "feeling good."

    Advice: "I’ve seen him for a couple of weeks. He looks fine playing," Stan Van Gundy said after Monday’s practice. "Stamina is going to be an issue. I don’t think he could play 33 minutes a game right now. But whenever they tell me he’s ready to go and he tells me he’s ready to go in his mind, then he’ll go." Jackson was a full participant during Monday's practice, but acknowledged that he'd like to get in another full practice before returning to the court. Ish Smith's fantasy clock is ticking. Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • Courtney Lee dealing with sprained right hand
    Courtney Lee said that he sprained his shooting hand back on Nov. 20 vs. Atlanta, but maintains that it is not an issue that has affected his shot.

    Advice: Lee has been averaging 11.0 points, 2.3 triples, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and just 0.5 turnovers per game on 43.2 percent shooting since sustaining the injury, so this isn't anything to be concerned about. In fact, those numbers have been good enough for seventh-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a boost in the 3-point category with a trickle of steals. Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Jeff Green (back) will play Tuesday
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) will play Tuesday in San Antonio, but he will come off the bench according to coach Frank Vogel.

    Advice: Green has been a major disappointment this season in Orlando. He hasn't scored more than 11 points in three weeks. Over the Magic's last 10 games, eight of which he started, Green is averaging just 6.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting a frigid 29.6 percent from the floor; including 17.9 percent from 3-point territory. Tuesday, 10:29 am
  • Wayne Ellington to see increased opportunity
    Wayne Ellington (thigh) played more than expected in his season debut on Monday and is ready for a larger role going forward.

    Advice: With ailing Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow not traveling on a three-game trip that opens Wednesday, the opportunities will be there for Ellington. At this stage, it's not as if coach Erik Spoelstra has many other options. Despite being projected to play only 15 minutes on Monday, Ellington played 27. He's not o the radar in standard fantasy leagues, but may be a sneaky DFS option later in the week if he starts knocking down 3-pointers. Tuesday, 8:44 am
  • Wayne Ellington returned to action on Monday November 28. Tuesday, 12:17 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points Monday
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: He added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes. Hayward also got to the free throw line 15 times, connecting on 12 of them. He's scored 22 or more points in each of his last four games and has made a total of 30 free throws in that span. Monday, 9:11 pm
  • George Hill scores 24 w/ eight rebounds
    George Hill scored 24 points with eight rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 34 minutes in a 112-103 win over the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Hill has arguably been the MVP of the Jazz this season and his team is 3-0 since he returned from his thumb injury. The Jazz were outscoring opponents by 23 points per 100 possessions with Hill and Gordon Hayward in the lineup prior to Monday, and Hill has scored 22 or more points in seven out of his 10 appearances this season. Monday, 8:59 pm
  • John Wall posts ugly triple-double in win
    John Wall had 19 points, 11 assists and 11 turnovers for the kind of triple-double NBA players don't love posting on Monday night.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws, and added eight rebounds, three steals and a block, so his line was still nice despite the 11 turns. Maybe he was just getting jealous of Russell Westbrook's 5.4 TOs per game, and Wall came in at 4.2 per game. He's having a nice season and his knee seems to be holding up well, so things are still looking up for Wall. Monday, 8:53 pm
  • Courtney Lee has a solid outing on Monday
    Courtney Lee made 5-of-10 shots for 13 points, three boards, and two steals in 36 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Lee has now scored in double figures in three consecutive games and has made nine 3-pointers over that span. He continues to see plenty of minutes, averaging 30.6 minutes per game and playing over 35 minutes in three of his last five games. His usage rate is just 14.6 percent, but he does account for 23.5 percent of the 3PM and 14.7 percent of the Knicks points. If you are looking for help in the 3-point category and need a scorer, now is the time to pick up Lee, as he is shooting the ball well. Monday, 8:50 pm
  • Derrick Rose has a big night vs. Thunder
    Derrick Rose made 10-of-20 field goals, scoring a season-high 30 points in 38 minutes in Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rose was perfect from the free throw line, making all 10 of his shots and also grabbed seven boards, while dishing out four dimes. He has taken at least 10 shots in all but one game in the month of November, averaging 14.7 shot attempts, 16.1 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in that span. He accounts for 23.2 percent of the Knicks points and 33.9 percent of their assists, while owning a usage rate of 25.8 percent. As long as he can stay healthy and in the lineup for the Knicks, fantasy owners will be rewarded for taking a late flier on him this year. He has yet missed a game this season, which is a bonus. Nov 28, 8:21 pm
  • Troy Williams scores nine points in start
    Troy Williams made his third start in a row on Monday vs. Charlotte, scoring nine points (4-of-9 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs) with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: After the rookie scored a career-high 18 points vs. the Heat on Saturday, Memphis coach David Fizdale praised him for his efforts. "He is another kid that stays ready. He is not afraid of the moment," Fizdale said. "He works really hard. He had a great summer. He really took his spot on this team. We are so decimated now at the wing position. I threw him in there and he took advantage of the situation." He's been a little inconsistent, but he's playing 28.7 minutes per game over his last three and is on the radar in deeper formats. Nov 28, 8:17 pm
  • Goran Dragic drops 27 & 17 in loss
    Goran Dragic returned from his elbow injury on Monday and went off for a season-high 27 points, a season-high 17 assists and a steal on 8-of-15 shooting in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: He also hit 11-of-12 free throws and looked fantastic after missing the last two games with his injury. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for his best game in recent memory. And now you just have to hope he's ready to start going off on a nightly basis for the Heat. Nov 28, 7:43 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles again
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and dished out 14 assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Westbrook went 9-of-23 from the field and 2-of-3 beyond the arc in Monday night’s win against the Knicks, the third straight for the Thunder. He recorded his eighth triple-double of the season just 20 minutes into the game and is now on pace for roughly 32 triple-doubles. He is the only other player aside from Oscar Roberson to average a triple-double this late into the season. The Thunder’s offense continues to funnel through Westbrook as he leads the team with a 40.2 percent usage rate and accounts for 54.5 percent of the teams assists. He should continue to post huge numbers on this offense. Nov 28, 7:17 pm
  • Ellington (thigh) will have 15-minute limit
    Wayne Ellington's (thigh) playing time will be capped at 15 minutes for Monday's matchup with the Celtics.

    Advice: Ellington will be making his regular-season debut tonight, but he'll likely be brought along slowly after spending the first month of the year on the sidelines. He's not a viable target in most settings. Nov 28, 2:56 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) will play Monday vs. BOS
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is a go for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Miami seriously needs him with both Tyler Johnson (tooth) and Dion Waiters (groin) out tonight, so his minutes will likely be in the high-30s tonight, and he's on the radar in DFS. Season-long owners should obviously deploy him with confidence. Nov 28, 2:52 pm
  • Matthews was never worried about his shot
    Wesley Matthews said he was "never worried" about getting his shot to drop.

    Advice: "I was never worried about it. That was you guys," Matthews said of his slow start. "I think I said that during the time. I wasn’t worried about my shot. I’m never going to be worried about it. I know the time I put into it, I know the confidence that I have, and I know the confidence that the team has in me." Matthews has been much improved over the past seven games, putting up late-round value with averages of 15.6 points, 3.6 triples and 2.1 dimes per contest on 43.2 percent shooting. Nov 28, 1:29 pm
  • Vogel hopeful Meeks can return on road trip
    Frank Vogel is hopeful that Jodie Meeks (foot) can get back on the court sometime during Orlando's upcoming five-game road trip.

    Advice: Meeks will have a limited role off the Orlando bench, so he's not worth owning anywhere. Nov 28, 11:25 am
  • Vogel hopeful Green (back) can play Tuesday
    Frank Vogel is hopeful that Jeff Green (sore lower back) will be ready for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Vogel gave Green the day off during Monday's practice in order to help rest up his back, and given that he's simply dealing with a sore back, it seems there's a decent chance he'll be able to return to the court on Tuesday night. Green will more than likely resume his spot in Orlando's starting five, a move that would send Aaron Gordon (who went scoreless on Sunday) back to the bench. Check back for another update on Green following Tuesday morning's shootaround. Nov 28, 11:22 am
  • Reggie Jackson goes through full practice
    Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) made it through a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: The Pistons begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday against the Hornets, and while coach Stan Van Gundy is not expecting him to play on the trip, he won't rule him out either. He shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at this point, while Ish Smith's owners may have to start evaluating other options depending on how R-Jax looks upon his return. Nov 28, 10:44 am
  • Wayne Ellington (thigh) to make season debut
    Wayne Ellington (thigh) is expected to make his season debut on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Heat may not be able to ease him back into action too slowly because Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist) and Tyler Johnson (mouth) are out, while Goran Dragic (elbow) is questionable. Even with all these injuries in Miami, Ellington is not worth adding in standard leagues until he gives us a reason to pick him up. Nov 28, 9:54 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Monday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) remains questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said over the weekend that he was "hopeful" to play, but he may have to try to give it a go with Dion Waiters (groin) and Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) already ruled out. If Dragic is unable to play, Josh Richardson is going to be one busy man on Monday. Nov 28, 9:33 am
  • John Wall said his knees feel 'fine'
    John Wall said his surgically-repaired knees feel fine despite his increased workload.

    Advice: "I feel fine," Wall said "Just doing everything I'm supposed to do, treatment, cold tub, all that. I feel fine. Just would've been better if we got both wins." He played in both games of the back-to-back set and has played 37 or more minutes in four straight games, so the Wizards are playing with fire. Wall will try to keep up his momentum against the Kings on Monday. Nov 28, 6:40 am
  • Evan Turner scores 15 points on 6-of-12 FGs
    Evan Turner pitched in 15 points, six rebounds and two assists during a high-scoring loss to Houston on Sunday.

    Advice: Turner went 6-of-12 from the field with two 3-pointers in 23 minutes off the bench. He's starting to find his groove with the Blazers, scoring double-digit points in four of the past five games with strong FG percentages and at least two assists in each of those contests. His defensive stats leave a lot to be desired, and he's an inconsistent 3-point shooter, but deep-league owners should consider scooping him up while he's hot. Nov 27, 9:18 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits 6-of-8 threes, scores 21
    Wesley Matthews drained 6-of-8 three-pointers to finish Sunday's victory with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Dallas improved their record to 3-13 but that's still the worst mark in the NBA, trailing teams like the Suns (5-13), Wolves (5-11), 76ers (4-13) and Nets (4-12). They'll take what they can get at this point, though, and that includes a strong game from Matthews. He got off to a terrible start shooting the ball, but in his past four games he's a combined 14-of-25 from downtown. Now is the time to pick him up if he's floating on your waiver wire. Nov 27, 7:36 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore drops off w/ scoreless outing
    E'Twaun Moore had an evening to forget on Sunday, missing all four of his shot attempts to go scoreless with five rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Moore came in hot with combined 18-of-31 shooting in his past three games, but the bottom dropped out tonight. He's never been a great shooter (career 43.1 percent FGs) and his minutes have hovered in the mid-20s recently, so there should be higher-upside free agents available in standard leagues. Nov 27, 7:30 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick stays hot w/ team-high 22 pts
    The Nets lost their seventh straight game on Sunday despite Sean Kilpatrick's team-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: The Nets play with the league's fastest pace (104.2 possessions per game), yet they rank 23rd in offensive efficiency. They're also 27th in defensive efficiency and simply don't have enough talent, especially with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) out of commission. Kilpatrick has done his best to pick up the slack lately, and he's worth owning in all leagues until he cools off. Nov 27, 6:20 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays well in reserve role Sunday
    Ty Lawson shifted to a reserve role on Sunday, finishing a road win in Brooklyn with 13 points (5-of-10 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Arron Afflalo took his starting job tonight and the logic here is inscrutable, though it did result in a win for the Kings. All fantasy owners need to remember is that Lawson has averaged 6.8 points on 37.6 percent shooting this season, and he's little more than an assists specialist in 14-team leagues. Nov 27, 6:15 pm
  • Brandon Knight logs 17 mins off the bench
    Brandon Knight hit 2-of-10 shots in his 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing the game with just 11 points, two rebounds and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Knight owners this season, as he's currently ranked well outside the top-200 in standard 9-cat leagues owning averages of 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.1 triples and not much else on 37.5 percent shooting. However, the Suns are just 5-12 on the year, and Knight just really doesn't make sense on the roster, so it's not outlandish to assume he could be traded at some point. A trade could only be good for his value, so he's a hold in most leagues. Nov 27, 4:32 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores season-high 21 points
    P.J. Tucker moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and scored a season-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This was Tucker's 10th career game with 20-plus points, so don't expect the scoring to become a regular thing for the five-year veteran. He can, however, provide sneaky low-end value in deep leagues with his ability to contribute a little bit of everything to the box score, and with T.J. Warren still a few weeks away, he makes sense as a speculative add in deep leagues. Nov 27, 4:21 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Nov 27, 4:06 pm
  • Ty Lawson will come off the bench Sunday
    Ty Lawson will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Finally. Lawson has been terrible as a starter this year with averages of just 6.8 points, 5.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game, so the demotion to the second unit could stick. Arron Afflalo will take Lawson's spot in the starting five for tonight's game, but he's not a great option in most leagues. Nov 27, 3:13 pm
  • Jeff Green (sore back) ruled out for Sunday
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Green said that his back has been bothering him for the past few games, so it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Tuesday's game in San Antonio as well. His absence from tonight's game will likely result in Aaron Gordon returning to the starting five and flirting with around 30 minutes. It's not the best matchup for Gordon, but his numbers will assuredly be better as a starter, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. Nov 27, 2:00 pm
  • Green, Watson questionable Sunday vs. MIL
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) and C.J. Watson (illness) are questionable to play Sunday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Green has been starting for the Magic, but if he's out tonight, that'll more than likely result in Aaron Gordon seeing a significant boost in value with the return to the starting lineup. Watson isn't a major part of the rotation, but if he's out, D.J. Augustin would likely pickup most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Nov 27, 1:32 pm
  • Brandon Knight will return to the bench Sun
    Brandon Knight will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: While Knight loses roughly four minutes a game when he comes off the bench, his value is actually a bit better as he has more opportunities to create running with the second unit. He hasn't been great this season, but his name has been floated around in some trade rumors as of late, so he's a hold in most leagues as his value could improve dramatically outside of Phoenix. P.J. Tucker will draw the start tonight. Nov 27, 12:00 pm
  • P.J. Tucker starting, Knight to the bench
    P.J. Tucker will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, sending Brandon Knight to the bench.

    Advice: Tucker can rack up the steals when given the minutes, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer option with a favorable matchup against Denver tonight. Knight's value is going to take a bit of a hit with the move to the bench. Nov 27, 11:51 am
  • Jared Dudley (left foot) will not play Sunday
    Jared Dudley (left foot) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The severity is not known, but the injury leaves the Suns shorthanded at forward with T.J. Warren (head) out for a while. P.J. Tucker and Dragan Bender should both see an uptick in minutes off the bench, but neither player is worth adding in standard leagues. Nov 27, 10:54 am
  • Wayne Ellington (thigh) questionable Monday
    Wayne Ellington (thigh) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: The Heat will bring him along slowly, so he's not worth adding in any format just yet. If anything, his return could take some minutes away from Rodney McGruder. Nov 27, 10:24 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) hopeful for Monday
    Goran Dragic said he is "hoping" to play Monday against Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said he couldn't extend his elbow when shooting, dribbling or passing after picking up the injury on Monday in Philly, and he hasn't practiced since Wednesday's game vs. Detroit. He's been doing some cardio on the side to stay in shape, but the Heat wanted to take it easy on him over the weekend. The Heat will not practice on Sunday, so we won't hear anything else regarding his status until Monday's shootaround. Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Tyler Johnson will all benefit if Dragic misses more time. Nov 27, 10:07 am
  • Evan Turner starting to feel comfortable
    Evan Turner said he's starting to feel more comfortable in Portland.

    Advice: "It’s always going to be a big adjustment getting the plays down," Turner said. "The pace of it [in the Western Conference] is crazy. The last couple of weeks I am fully getting our plays second nature to me, and once again now it’s just building the consistency." He's playing a little better since his brutal start to the season, averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.8 treys on 39.5 percent shooting, but he's only getting 26.2 minutes per game because Moe Harkless has been outstanding. Turner is just a deep-league asset while the Blazers are healthy. Nov 27, 8:09 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 34 points in win vs. MIN
    Stephen Curry scored 34 points in a win over the Wolves on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He matched his season high for minutes tonight and hit 30 points for the sixth time this season. The Warriors, like most teams, killed the Wolves in the third with Curry's 17 points leading the charge. They are back to smashing on teams with their NBA-best 13.5 net rating and 11-game winning streak. Better yet for Curry's fantasy owners, coach Steve Kerr says his guys feel fresh, so Curry should continue to drop massive stats. Nov 26, 10:33 pm
  • Troy Williams scores career-high 18 points
    Troy Williams scored a career-high 18 points against the Heat on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was awesome in his second NBA start. Williams' defense should keep him in the lineup and he's shown better offensive output than expected. Additionally, ESPN reports that the Memphis staff views him as an Andre Roberson-type with better offense. Williams should get a big opportunity in the next couple weeks while James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are on the shelf. He's still only worth a look in deep leagues. Nov 26, 9:33 pm
  • Child's Play: Russ Westbrook posts trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook posted another triple-double during a 106-88 win over the Pistons on Saturday, scoring 17 points with 13 rebounds, 15 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: This is just too easy for him. He tied LeBron James with his 44th triple-double of his career and did it with 395 fewer games. Westbrook also passed Fat Lever for sixth all-time and trails Larry Bird by 15. Coming off an 18-dime game, Westbrook has back-to-back 15-plus assists games for the first time in his career. He also just missed averaging 10.0 boards per game by just one board tonight, so he's averaging 31.2 points, 11.2 dimes and 9.94 boards on the season. If he gets 11 rebounds on Monday against the Knicks, he'll be averaging a triple-double for the season. Nov 26, 8:43 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 18 on 20 FGAs
    Derrick Rose made 6-of-20 from the field for 18 points against the Hornets on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: That's a lot of misses for Rose and his most on the season. Rose was actually shooting the ball somewhat well at 44.4 percent from the field in his previous games, which would be by far his best percentage since his 2011 MVP season. He is somewhat exceeding expectations, but he still only has 11th-round value per game in standard leagues. Nov 26, 7:24 pm
  • Brandon Jennings picks up five steals
    Brandon Jennings had five steals against the Hornets on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He kept the Knicks in the game in the first half and coach Jeff Hornacek seems to be intrigued by his two-PG lineups. Jennings is sneakily posting seventh-round value in the last two weeks thanks to his 1.9 steals per game, but that may not be sustainable. He's more of a 14-team guy or as a handcuff behind Derrick Rose. Nov 26, 7:19 pm
  • John Wall plays 37 minutes vs. Spurs
    John Wall played 37 minutes against the Spurs during a 112-100 loss on Saturday, scoring 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Scott Brooks said he was not expecting big minutes for his studs, but he obviously doesn't trust his bench enough to limit Wall following 39 minutes on Friday. The Wizards only have one back-to-back with a set on Dec. 5-6 as their only one for almost the next four weeks, so Wall shouldn't have to worry about limits too much. Nov 26, 6:47 pm
  • Troy Williams starting over Troy Daniels
    Troy Williams is starting over Troy Daniels on Saturday.

    Advice: This move was expected with Williams looking good on Friday and Daniels having a tough time. Although, coach David Fizdale could still change his mind. Williams is only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Nov 26, 4:56 pm
  • Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow out again
    Goran Dragic (elbow) and Justise Winslow (wrist) are out against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: That means the Heat should be rolling with the same starters of Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside. This will be Dragic's second game out due to his elbow issue and he should be considered questionable. Besides the starters, both James Johnson and Tyler Johnson get big bumps in opportunity today. Nov 26, 3:22 pm
  • Brooks says don't expect big minutes
    Coach Scott Brooks said not to expect big minutes for his key players on Saturday.

    Advice: This is pretty obvious after Wall played 39 minutes on Friday when he had his minutes monitored. He's obviously locked and loaded for season-long leagues, but DFS owners may only want to look for him to play minutes around 30-33. Nov 26, 2:34 pm
  • Goran Dragic listed as doubtful vs. MEM
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is listed as doubtful for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He missed Friday night's action and was ruled out before warmups. Dragic is only day-to-day, so he has a good chance to play Monday against the Celtics. If he is out for tonight, Rodney McGruder should get another start on the wing while Josh Richardson gets another shot as the starting point guard. Tyler Johnson should also get minutes in the low 30s. Both Richardson and Johnson are worth owning in all standard leagues. Nov 26, 12:18 pm
  • Brandon Knight available via trade?
    Per ESPN, the Suns will make Brandon Knight available in trade talks at the February deadline.

    Advice: After averaging 36 minutes per game in 2015-16, Knight is down to just 25.1 minutes a night this season. He averaging career-lows in points (12.6), assists (3.1) and rebounds (2.7). A trade out of Phoenix would almost certainly boost his fantasy value. Nov 26, 10:00 am
  • Ty Lawson starts, comes off bench in 3Q
    Ty Lawson started the first half and came off the bench after halftime against the Rockets on Friday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger is going to stick with his smaller lineups, but it may not be Lawson every night. He seems to be well behind Darren Collison for most of the point guard minutes. Lawson is still clinging to value in his diminished role, but the lower upside makes him drop candidate for owners with anything promising on their wires. Nov 25, 11:31 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points vs. Lakers
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points 8-of-17 shooting vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Curry added five assists, five rebounds, three steals, four triples and three turnovers. He played 36 minutes in the win, but coach Steve Kerr said before the game that he's not planning on resting his studs in the near future -- that's notable because the Warriors play the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday vs. the Wolves. It makes sense to check his status just in case. Nov 25, 11:27 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 15 points in loss
    E'Twaun Moore scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 23 minutes vs. the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He hit all three of his triples and added four assists, one rebound and one turnover. The Pelicans won their previous four games and are going to try and make a run at a playoff spot, so that should keep him ahead of Buddy Hield (12 minutes) in the rotation for the time being. Nov 25, 10:58 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points with 10 dimes
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points during a 98-85 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Since he was semi-benched with only 13 minutes on Nov. 18, Bledsoe is surging again. In those four, he averaged 23.8 points, 7.3 boards, 6.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, 1.8 treys and 4.5 turnovers. Although, those turnovers are really high and coach Earl Watson was not happy with his team turning it over 26 times tonight. Still, Bledsoe is trending up after a brutal start. Nov 25, 10:54 pm
  • Troy Williams gets 20 minutes vs. Heat
    Troy Williams played 20 minutes against the Heat on Friday with nine points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He may have earned more minutes with the starters having a tough time out there tonight. Even in a best-case scenario, Williams is likely only going to be used situational. If for some reason Tony Allen does sit on Saturday, Williams could get over 30 minutes. Nov 25, 10:01 pm
  • Russell Westbrook gets 36 pts, 18 ast, 12 reb
    Russell Westbrook piled up a season-high 18 assists during an overtime win in Denver on Friday, adding 36 points (9-of-25 FGs, 15-of-17 FTs), 12 rebounds, three 3-pointers, one block and seven turnovers.

    Advice: Westbrook is the only player since at least 1983-84 to post a minimum of 36/18/12 in a game. He's scored 30+ points in eight straight games, a streak that was in danger of being snapped until he caught fire in the fourth quarter, and his fantasy owners are reveling in ridiculous production on a nightly basis. There's no reason to think he'll slow down. Nov 25, 9:04 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 16 w/ seven assists
    Sean Kilpatrick started in place of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) on Friday vs. the Pacers, scoring 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: He logged 27 minutes and added seven assists, two rebounds, two triples and one turnover, but he only hit 4-of-6 from the line. The Nets are starting rookie Isaiah Whitehead at PG while Jeremy Lin (hamstring) is out, so the Nets are going to put the ball in Kilpatrick's hands as much as possible. He's on the radar as a pickup in standard leagues again until RHJ is able to return. Nov 25, 8:51 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points against the Hawks on Friday with seven rebounds, two steals, one block, one triple and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was very efficient, shooting 8-of-14 from the field and hitting all seven of his free throws. Hayward was in a bit of a mini-slump last week, but he's since scored 22 or more points in his last three games and is averaging 23.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.7 treys in that span. Nov 25, 8:38 pm
  • George Hill (illness) scores 23 w/ five treys
    George Hill (illness) returned from the locker room in Friday's 95-68 win over the Hawks and looked great, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was battling through flu-like symptoms, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the way he was playing. He scored 17 of his points after returning from the locker room and finished 8-of-14 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. He now gets two days off to rest before Monday's game vs. the Wolves. Nov 25, 8:19 pm
  • Ty Lawson starting, Afflalo to bench
    Ty Lawson is starting against the Rockets on Friday, moving Arron Afflalo to the bench.

    Advice: Afflalo started the previous game in order to match up against Russell Westbrook. Lawson is trending down and is averaging just 6.8 points and 4.2 assists over his last five games, so you should have a better option on your waiver wire. Nov 25, 7:30 pm
  • Wes Matthews quiet in crushing road loss
    The Mavericks added another loss to their league-worst record on Friday, with Wes Matthews contributing just six points on 2-of-8 shooting, three assists, two rebounds, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Dallas recently got back Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles), and Deron Williams (calf) was in the starting lineup tonight, but it didn't matter in a tough road game at Cleveland -- the Mavs trailed by 20 points after one quarter and they ultimately lost by 38 points. Matthews came in shooting just 34.5 percent on the season but he was accurate in his previous two games, so hopefully he'll get back on track vs. the Pelicans on Sunday. Nov 25, 7:14 pm
  • George Hill (illness) returns to game Friday
    George Hill (illness) has returned to Friday's game vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: He's not 100 percent and is dealing with flu-like symptoms, but he's still playing well and should remain in the game as it long as it's a close one. We'll have an update after the game. Nov 25, 6:01 pm
  • George Hill (illness) goes to locker room
    George Hill (illness) left Friday's game vs. the Hawks and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He's battling flu-like symptoms and is questionable to return. He hit a couple 3-pointers in the first quarter before leaving after eight minutes of action, so expect Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack to step it up if Hill can't return. To be clear, there was no report of an illness prior to Friday's game. Nov 25, 5:30 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) ruled out for Friday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) has been ruled out for Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Just as he got over his ankle injury, a new ailment sends Dragic to the sideline. The Heat said he is only day-to-day, so he may be able to go against the Grizzlies on Saturday. The last time Dragic was out, Josh Richardson started at the point, so that may happen again with Rodney McGruder starting. Even if Tyler Johnson stays on the bench, both he and Richardson should benefit. Nov 25, 3:34 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick will start for Friday
    Sean Kilpatrick will get the start for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It will be his fifth start of the season, but this will be his first start on the wing -- Kilpatrick started at the point in the previous four. He played 32 minutes on Wednesday night and should have no problem getting in the mid 30s tonight, and a lot of the offense should run through him, too. Joe Harris should slide into Kilpatrick's old role as the second SG tonight. Kilpatrick makes a lot of sense in DFS and is worth a look in standard leagues again until RHJ returns. Nov 25, 11:27 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Friday
    Goran Dragic (strained left elbow) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Dragic had finally moved past a nagging ankle injury, now we find out he is dealing with an elbow issue. Per Heat reporter Anthony Chiang, Dragic had an ice pack wrapped around his left elbow after Wednesday's shootaround, but said he was "ok" when asked about it. Dion Waiters (strained right groin) is also listed as questionable. If both Dragic and Waiters miss Friday, expected a major increase in minutes for both Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson. Nov 25, 7:57 am
  • Warriors set assists record in blowout win
    The Warriors lost to the Lakers on Nov. 4 this season, but they atoned on Wednesday with a 149-106 trouncing led by Stephen Curry's 31 points, nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Curry's nine dimes were second on the team behind Draymond Green (11), and the Warriors' team total of 47 assists made history. In addition to setting a franchise record, they had the most assists in an NBA game in 25 years (the Suns had 47 assists during the 1991-92 season). Kevin Durant's impact on Steph's fantasy value may have been over-stated -- he's still on pace for top-five value this season. Nov 23, 11:17 pm
  • Ish Smith plays just 18 minutes Wednesday
    Ish Smith played a season-low 18 minutes vs. Miami, scoring six points with three rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Smith shot 2-of-6 from the field and he simply didn't need to play much with the score out of hand early, though it didn't help that Beno Udrih played well with 12 points and five dimes in 30 minutes off the bench. The biggest threat to Smith's value is the impending return of Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb), who is expected to return in early December. Once R-Jax is back, it shouldn't take long for Smith to fade into fantasy obscurity. Nov 23, 11:04 pm
  • Ty Lawson comes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played 21 minutes off the bench against the Thunder on Wednesday, scoring eight points with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: This move was coming from a mile away and it's probably going to stick. Darren Collison has played well for the most part and the Kings have put emphasis on starting strong. Lawson is cut candidate in most leagues. Nov 23, 10:38 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 31 with 11 boards
    Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in a 116-101 loss to the Kings on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He made 16-of-19 from the line in the loss. After the Thunder started the year 6-1, they've now gone just 2-7 to get them to .500. Westbrook is a one-man band and is on pace to set the record for usage rate with his 40.4 this season. With his 10.5 assists per game and top-ranked rebounding rate for starting NBA guards to go with that, his stat potential is ridiculous on any given night. Nov 23, 10:36 pm
  • George Hill scores 22 points in return
    George Hill had a triumphant return during a 108-93 win over the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was 8-of-13 from the field and really helped turn the Jazz offensive around. The Jazz were coming off a four-game losing streak, so getting Hill back after missing eight games was huge. In Hill's eight games this season, he's turning in top-15 value in standard leagues in what has been by far his best offensive season so far. He won't be this good the rest of the way, but his owners have to love having him back. Nov 23, 10:25 pm
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