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  • Kristaps Porzingis set to undergo an MRI
    Kristaps Porzingis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore left Achilles on Thursday.

    Advice: "He’s fine if he’s shooting a jump shot or something, but when he really pushes off hard to drive the ball he’s feeling a little pinch in the heel," said head coach Jeff Hornacek. "They’re giving him treatment and trying to get rid of that but I think that’s the last step and then he can play." Porzingis will miss his fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, but we should get a better idea on his potential return date once the MRI results are released. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
  • Kyle O'Quinn will start Wednesday vs. Boston
    Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, with Joakim Noah (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: O'Quinn is about as hit-or-miss as they come, but with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles), Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) and Noah all on the sidelines Wednesday night, he's sure looking at a good amount of opportunity. He's someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or DFS punt play. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
  • Pascal Siakam will start Wednesday vs. 76ers
    Pascal Siakam will start Wednesday vs. the 76ers, with Lucas Nogueira (concussion) unavailable.

    Advice: Through 34 starts this season, Siakam owns meager averages of 4.9 points, 3.7 boards and not much else in 18.5 minutes per game, so the rookie entering the starting five really doesn't mean all that much in fantasy hoops. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and Jonas Valanciunas will join Siakam in the starting five. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • Confirmed: Anthony Davis will play Wednesday
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) will play Wednesday vs. the Magic, as expected.

    Advice: Davis looked fine while going through his pregame routine, and there's been no discussion of a minutes restriction, so his owners can feel free to fire him up. Alvin Gentry may have had the quote of the year during his pregame interview, stating, "AD will play hurt. He's played hurt since the day he got here." Yup. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
  • Clint Capela will come off the bench vs. MIL
    Clint Capela will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Capela started in his return from a 15-game absence on Tuesday, but only lasted nine minutes, so it doesn't make much sense to start him while he's dealing with a minutes limit. Capela does have some nice upside, but it'll probably take him at least a week before he's really up to speed. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:33 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play on Wednesday night
    Jon Leuer (knee) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Pistons will hold him out for his fifth game. With Leuer and Kentavious-Caldwell Pope (shoulder) out, the Pistons will have to play Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson and Aron Baynes more than usual. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris also slightly benefit. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:25 pm
  • Harrell starting, Clint Capela to the bench
    Montrezl Harrell will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game, sending Clint Capela to the bench.

    Advice: Capela is being eased back into things after a lengthy layoff, so it doesn't make sense to have him start if he's only going to play around 10 minutes or so. Harrell will likely split minutes at the five-spot with Capela and Nene, so he's not a very attractive option in most formats despite the starter tag. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:25 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play at PHI
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: His knee injury has kept him to just two games in 2017. Luckily for the Raptors, they have Jared Sullinger (foot) back for limited minutes -- he's likely only going to play 10-15 minutes tonight. The Raptors will also likely go smaller tonight while Pascal Siakam could play 20 minutes. None of these guys mentioned are worth using in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:17 pm
  • Jared Sullinger will make season debut in PHI
    Jared Sullinger (foot) will make his season debut and play limited minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wow. This comes as a surprise after Sullinger was cleared for practice on Jan. 13. He's coming off a foot surgery and chances are his conditioning isn't 100 percent yet. Sullinger will likely have a minutes limit for the foreseeable future, so he's only worth a pickup in deeper leagues right now. His upside isn't the greatest. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:09 pm
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He has a sore left ankle and didn't go through shootaround. Noah has been surprisingly healthy lately, but he could miss additional time going forward given his track record. With him out, Kyle O'Quinn should get a bump in minutes and the same goes for Willy Hernangomez. If you need a big man, KOQ is worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:03 pm
  • No chance Simmons plays on Jan. 27
    Coach Brett Brown said there is "no chance" Ben Simmons will play on Jan. 27 against the Rockets.

    Advice: That game was switched to national TV, which has caused some speculation about Simmons making his debut. He is doing some on-court work and the 76ers actually in the mix to make the postseason has given the team a reason to play him. Perhaps he can make his debut next month, but he's still only a questionable stash without a target date. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
  • Joel Embiid (illness) will start on Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (illness) will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Embiid could be limited tonight due to the illness, but he remains a must-start guy any time he takes the court. With him active, Nerlens Noel (ankle) and Jahlil Okafor (ankle) will split the reserve minutes, with Noel offering a bit more appeal due to his defensive upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:21 pm
  • Noel will play; Embiid still questionable
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) will play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: Joel Embiid (illness) is still questionable to play. Noel should be looking at minutes in the low 20s regardless of Embiid's status. Jahlil Okafor could be getting minutes in the upper 20s or he could be a DNP-CD. Noel is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:18 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari probable to play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) is probable to play on Thursday against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This is fairly routine for the Nuggets with Gallo also on the injury report on Tuesday. He played 39 minutes and scored 14 points, so he's fairly close to healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:06 pm
  • Jokic, Gallinari probable Thursday vs. SA
    Nikola Jokic (right ankle sprain) and Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) are probable to play Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: When they're listed as probable in Denver, that means that they'll get out there, so owners can feel confident plugging these guys in their lineups on Thursday. Jokic has been putting up top-3 numbers in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks, so he's obviously a must-start guy every time he's active. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:04 pm
  • Darrell Arthur is doubtful to play
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is doubtful to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play on Tuesday due to his oft-injured knee. With Wilson Chandler (personal) listed as out, there could be plenty of minutes going to Kenneth Faried and even Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:03 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Being listed as out isn't the same thing as being out, so hopefully we get another update on Thursday before the road game. Kenneth Faried has played really well in the first unit, which has cost Chandler some playing time. He's still worth owning, though. If he is indeed out, Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez could play more. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:56 pm
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  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He also did not practice on Wednesday. Deng was called out indefinitely on Tuesday, so he's likely not going to play with a sprained shooting wrist. Even when he's back, the Lakers seem to be shifting to their younger players. If he's out, Brandon Ingram should continue to start and get heavy minutes, making him a target in standard leagues. The guards also benefit. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:06 pm
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  • Taj Gibson scheduled to play on Friday night
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is scheduled to play on Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He did not practice on Wednesday, but the day off was planned before today. Before missing Monday, Gibson was coming in with some momentum with back-to-back 32-minute games on Saturday and Sunday, averaging 16.5 points and 12.0 boards in those games. Paul Zipser, Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott could lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:43 am
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  • Jared Dudley expected to be back
    Jared Dudley (illness) is expected to be available against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation right now, so Dudley can remain on the wire just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:37 am
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  • Blake Griffin about a week or two out
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) is still about 1-2 weeks away from his return.

    Advice: That means he'll be on the back end of his 4-6 week timeline from back on Dec. 20. Griffin is starting to do some on-court work and ran some sprints before Saturday's game. The Clippers may have a tough time winning games with Chris Paul (hamstring) also out. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers should be carrying the offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:07 am
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  • Report: OKC turned off by Rudy Gay's agency
    The Thunder have reportedly been turned off by Rudy Gay joining the Roc Nation Sports agency.

    Advice: This is the same agency that represents Kevin Durant, and according to Sam Amick of USA Today, OKC management partly blames the Roc Nation agency for the departure of Durant. Amick speculates that a trade sending Gay to Miami in some sort of Goran Dragic package is more likely, although Pat Riley may prefer to wait for Gay to hit free agency rather than unload assets to grab him for half a season now. In terms of fantasy hoops, Miami would be a decent landing spot, but this is all speculation at the moment. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:04 am
  • Kevin Love (back) questionable for Thursday
    Kevin Love (back) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, and he's being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Love didn't take any contact during Wednesday's practice, and with a matchup against the 13-28 Suns, the Cavs may want to play it safe with Love in order to have him 100 percent for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs. We should get another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but it's looking like he'll be headed for a game-time call. If he's out, Channing Frye would likely draw the start, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving being asked to do a bit more on offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:40 am
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  • Jon Leuer (knee) a game-time decision vs. ATL
    Jon Leuer (knee) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer did get in a full practice on Tuesday and participated during shootaround, and head coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that he could return to action tonight, so things are trending in a positive direction here. If Leuer does get back to the court, Tobias Harris will return to the bench and Stanley Johnson could lose some minutes. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:32 am
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) says he'll play
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) said that he will play Wednesday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Davis really likes going up against the Magic, in eight career outings against Orlando he owns impressive averages of 18.8 points, 13.4 boards, 1.4 dimes, 1.4 steals and a whopping 4.1 swats per contest, so he's on the radar as a potential DFS target. Just check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:12 am
  • Drummond, Baynes will play Wednesday vs. ATL
    Andre Drummond (knee) and Aron Baynes (knee) will play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Drummond and Baynes both sat out Tuesday's practice with some knee soreness, but neither injury was ever believed to be serious, so there's no reason to anticipate any sort of minutes restrictions tonight. Feel free to get Drummond active for tonight's battle of the bigs with Dwight Howard. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:04 am
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Noel got in a full practice on Tuesday and said that he was planning on suiting up for Wednesday's game, so it's looking like the ankle issue will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. Joel Embiid (illness) could miss tonight's game, which would present both Noel and Jahlil Okafor with the opportunity for some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:45 am
  • Joel Embiid (illness) questionable Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Embiid wasn't able to go through shootaround, so he's likely headed for a game-time call here. Nerlens Noel (ankle) is probable, so if Embiid is out, it'll be Jahlil Okafor and Noel manning the five-spot with Noel being the more attractive target. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:44 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's still dealing with soreness in his left Achilles, so the Knicks will continue to take an extremely cautious approach with their franchise big man. Joakim Noah (ankle) did not participate during shootaround and is looking doubtful, so we could see a lot of Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez operating at the five-spot today, with Mindaugas Kusminskas earning another start at the four sans Porzingis. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (sore left ankle) did not go through shootaround and he is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is also questionable to play, and if neither guy is able to give it a go, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez would likely pick up most of the five-man minutes in New York. O'Quinn is about as hit-or-miss as they come, and as a starter this season he owns averages of 8.5 points, 8.8 boards and 0.8 blocks per game, so he's basically just a streamer if he gets the start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 am
  • Porzingis, Noah questionable for Wednesday
    Kristaps Porzingis (sore left Achilles) and Joakim Noah (sore left ankle) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Jeff Hornacek hinted on Tuesday that he was considering starting Porzingis at center for Wednesday's game, so it could be easier to justify making that move if Noah is forced to the sidelines today. Noah wasn't able to go through shootaround, so he seems a bit closer to doubtful, while Porzingis did participate. We likely won't get another update until Porzingis goes through his pregame routine, but if both guys are out, Kyle O'Quinn could draw the start at center. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:03 am
  • Jon Leuer, KCP questionable for Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer was able to practice on Tuesday, while KCP was not, so Leuer likely has a much better chance of returning to the court on Wednesday. If he is able to get back out there it'll be interesting to see if he's immediately re-inserted back into the starting five, or if Stan Van Gundy eases him back into things after spending four games on the sidelines. Either way, Stanley Johnson's minutes will likely take a slight hit with Leuer back in the fold. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Nikola Jokic racks up 29 points, 15 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic stayed red hot on Tuesday, racking up 29 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks and a 3-pointer on 12-of-22 shooting in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Lakers are pretty bad against opposing bigs and Jokic took advantage tonight. He's absolutely crushing right now, scoring 29 and 30 points in each of his last two games, and averaging 25 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting a ridiculous 65 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the line. He might be the most underrated fantasy player in the land right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) plays well Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) played well on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was averaging just 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in his previous nine January games, so it's hard not to call this a fluke. Coach Luke Walton likes to ride the hot hand off the bench and Black had it tonight, finishing 7-of-13 from the field. As impressive as this was, Black can be left on the wire in most leagues unless he does this again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell plays 16 minutes on Tuesday
    Montrezl Harrell played just 16 minutes and hit 5-of-6 shots for 13 points, one rebound and no blocks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Clint Capela started, but played just nine minutes, while Harrell and Nene handled the center minutes off the bench. Nene had four points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes, but both players are going to take a hit once Capela gets his body back in NBA shape after missing 15 games with a broken leg. If you are ready to drop Harrell, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Clint Capela fails to score in return
    Clint Capela played for the first time in 15 games after a broken leg and started on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score in just nine minutes of action.

    Advice: The good news is that he's back and the bad news is that it will be baby steps for Capela as he works his way back into game shape. He's worth holding, but it may be a week or so before we see him return to form. He did have five rebounds and a block, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) ruled out indefinitely
    Luol Deng will not play on Tuesday due to a sprained right wrist and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: This came out of nowhere, but he apparently suffered the injury two days ago and he was sporting a huge wrap on his wrist prior to being ruled out. Look for Brandon Ingram to get some extra run in his absence, while Thomas Robinson could also see a small boost. Deng has a history of wrist problems so it will be interesting to see how long this one keeps him out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton will play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players were listed as probable, but they are ready to roll in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Get them active and check back after the game for an update. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) is available
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is available for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He's averaging 15.8 minutes over his last five games, so he shouldn't be on most fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Tuesday vs. BKN
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and his absence essentially ensures that Lucas Nogueira will get another start at the four-spot. Nogueira is worth owning as a shot blocking specialist in most leagues, while Patterson isn't worth a roster spot almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:50 pm
  • Gibson (ankle) out, Zipser likely to start
    Taj Gibson (sore left ankle) will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Mavs, and Paul Zipser is expected to get the start in his place.

    Advice: Zipser only saw 15 minutes of action in his previous start, so we wouldn't get too hyped up about him sticking in the starting five. Nikola Mirotic (illness) will be returning from a four-game absence today, and it'll likely be him and Doug McDermott splitting the majority of Gibson's minutes. Fred Hoiberg described Gibson's absence as precautionary and said it's unlikely that he'll need to undergo an MRI, so chances are he'll be able to return to the court for Friday's game in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:22 pm
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  • Kristaps Porzingis could return Wednesday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) could get back to the court for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek also hinted that he'd like to start Porzingis at center with Carmelo Anthony moving to the four-spot, a move that would result in Joakim Noah going to the bench, and that demotion likely wouldn't go over very well with the underperforming 31-year-old center who is due $17 million this season. The losses in New York have been piling up as of late, so Hornacek needs to make some changes, even if it upsets the veterans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) questionable Weds
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Davis hit the ground hard on Monday, and given that he tends to be a slow healer, we feel he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game. If he's out, Terrence Jones would likely move back into the starting five, and there would be more minutes available for Donatas Motiejunas, while Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans would be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:47 am
  • Tarik Black (ankle) expected to play Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Denver.

    Advice: He was a full participant during shootaround, so he should be out there tonight. However, Black is only averaging 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, so his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Gallinari (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gallinari has been battling a nagging ankle injury for over a week now, but it has not limited his playing time. In fact, Gallo played a game-high 40 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Don't hesitate to insert Gallinari in your starting lineup as usual. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be the third consecutive game Arthur has missed due to his latest knee pain. Kenneth Faried started and played a season-high 33 minutes on Monday. The Manimal will likely see extra minutes on Tuesday as well due to Arthur's absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 am
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  • Noel (ankle) expects to play Wednesday
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) said he expects to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: "It's still a little sore, but I definitely should be able to go [Wednesday]," said Noel after practice on Tuesday. Noel had been playing well prior to injuring his ankle on Saturday, which forced him to sit out Monday's game. If Noel is available, coach Brett Brown will have a tough decision to make. Does he send Jahlil Okafor back to the bench to collect DNP-CD's, or limit Noel's minutes as the sole center on the second unit? Stay tuned... Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Embiid to remain on 28-min limit all season
    The Sixers expect Joel Embiid to remain on a 28-minute limit all season, according to coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: When asked if there was a possibility that the team would increase Embiid's minute cap or remove the limit altogether, Brown said: "I don't believe there is." Fantasy owners would obviously love to see The Process play more, but they obviously can't complain about the results thus far. The Sixers are wisely playing it safe with their franchise cornerstone, who has been consistently spectacular all season long. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 am
  • Joel Embiid (rest) probable for Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (rest) did not practice on Wednesday but is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Embiid is coming off yet another monster game on Monday, finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and five blocks. He has now scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, tying the NBA's all-time record for longest streak with at least 20 points while playing fewer than 30 minutes in each contest. As always, Trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:30 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (bruised knee) practiced with the team on Tuesday.

    Advice: Leuer has missed each of the Pistons last four games, but is obviously close to a return. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) sidelined, Leuer may be in line to see additional minutes if he plays and is healthy enough to handle them when he returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 am
  • Andre Drummond (knee) misses practice Tuesday
    Andre Drummond (knee sprain) did not practice with the team on Tuesday, but reportedly "will be fine."

    Advice: Drummond sprained his knee on Sunday, which caused him to leave the game for a brief period. However, he did return, finishing with 15 points and 17 rebounds in 32 minutes. It sounds like the absence from Tuesday's practice is purely precautionary, as Pistons beat writer Rod Beard tweeted that Drummond is "fine." Thus, we expect Drummond to suit up Wednesday vs. the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • HOU's backup center will be based on matchups
    Clint Capela (knee) will start for Houston going forward, but his backup will likely be based on matchups most nights, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "Maybe the first guy off the bench will be a matchup consideration. Or if bulky centers give Clint a problem, I'll substitute early and get Nene in there. Or if we need energy today, maybe here comes Montrezl," said coach D'Antoni. Harrell averaged 14.6 points (on 68.3 percent shooting) and 4.9 rebounds in 27.4 minutes over the 14 games Capela missed due to his knee injury, but will obviously see a big hit to his playing time and production serving solely as a reserve. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) will start Tuesday night
    Clint Capela (knee) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night in Miami, but will "probably" play fewer than 20 minutes.

    Advice: Capela will return after missing 15 games. Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that there will not be a minutes cap in place, but did say: "His condition being what it is, we'll keep him under 20 minutes, probably." Capela was averaging 24.5 minutes per game over Houston's first 28 games this season. Montrezl Harrell had played relatively well in Capela absence, but will now get bumped back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) expected to play Tuesday
    Clint Capela (knee) is expected to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "I've been doing pretty good in the workouts by myself, sprinting, dunking. It all felt good," Capela said. He had been playing the best basketball of his career prior to the injury, which was initially projected to cost him 4-6 weeks. He is averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks - all career-highs. Make sure he is not floating around your league's waiver wire, as he was returning mid-round value over the first two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 am
  • Jokic leads offensive revival in Denver
    The Nuggets have been one of the NBA's most efficient and effective offenses since sticking with Nikola Jokic as the team's starting center.

    Advice: Over the last month, the Nuggets are top-10 in the league in field goals made, field goal accuracy, 3-point accuracy, 3-point field goals made. Jokic has been the centerpiece of the offense, and the engine driving them forward. Over his last 14 games, Jokic is averaging 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He's been top-15 overall fantasy producer over this stretch. The sky is the limit for this kid over the second half of the season Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee): Tuesday status unknown
    The availability of Darrell Arthur (knee) for Tuesday’s game at the L.A. Lakers is unknown.

    Advice: Arthur missed his second consecutive game due to left knee soreness on Monday. He has missed a total of 10 games this season as a result of knee issues. "He only knows one speed," coach Mike Malone said. "When we (practice) hard he goes hardest. And his knee has a hard time withstanding that pounding. So I almost have to try to protect him from himself at times." Kenneth Faried played a season-high 33 minutes on Monday and would get a boost on Tuesday if Arthur is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:09 am
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  • Joel Embiid returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:41 am
  • Kevin Love (back) won't miss additional time
    Kevin Love (back) said that he won't miss any additional time.

    Advice: He said his back tightened up on him at Sunday's practice and it flared up when he bumped into Zaza Pachulia in the second quarter. Love did not return to the game after halftime, but the Cavs were likely being cautious due to the lopsided score. Expect Love to play on Thursday vs. the Suns. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:50 pm
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  • Kevin Love (back) will not return Monday
    Kevin Love (back) will not return for the second half of Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He is dealing with lower back soreness, but the lopsided score probably has a lot to do with their decision to hold him out -- the Warriors are up by 29 points at halftime. Kyle Korver started the second half in Love's place, but we should see more minutes from Channing Frye as well. Love finished with three points on 1-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and one assist. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:28 pm
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  • Jared Dudley will not play Monday
    Jared Dudley (illness) will not play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Dudley has played a total of five minutes in January, so this doesn't have any fantasy implications. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:45 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
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  • Nikola Jokic pours in career-high 30 points
    Nikola Jokic was unstoppable in the Nuggets blowout victory over Orlando Monday night, scoring a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: Jokic joins Carmelo Anthony as just the second Nugget to tally at least 30 points, 10 boards, five assists and three steals in a single game over the last 25 years. However, this performance isn't a complete surprise because, despite playing through a nagging wrist injury that may require offseason surgery, Jokic has been an absolute beast of late. He is now averaging 21.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the Nuggets last seven games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:32 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) feeling good in workouts
    Clint Capela (knee) said that he's been sprinting and dunking during recent workouts, and it all felt good.

    Advice: Capela has been out of commission since Dec. 17, but he could return to the court for Tuesday's game against the Heat. The Rockets will make an official determination on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he's close enough to a return that he should be stashed in most leagues. He'll likely be eased back into things after the lengthy layoff, but once he's fully up to speed, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:42 pm
  • Joel Embiid scores 22 points in 28 minutes
    Joel Embiid played like an All-Star during a 113-104 win over the Bucks on Monday, making 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-18 from the line for 22 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and five blocks.

    Advice: He should've had a sixth block on a terrific swat on Jabari Parker, but the refs didn't feel the same way and called it a goaltend (video in link below). Embiid has gone to the line 32 times in 56 minutes over his last two and is arguably the most unstoppable center in the NBA these days. In the fourth, he had a 93.8 true shooting percentage, a 37.3 usage rate, a 145.1 offensive rating and 12 points in those 7.6 minutes. If you don't know, now you know. Trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:35 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) doubtful to return
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The good news here is that the X-rays taken on his thumb and hip both came back negative, so it appears AD has avoided a serious injury. He was barely able to walk to the locker room, so it would be quite shocking to see him return to the game today. He'll end his evening with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. Terrence Jones is going to be the primary beneficiary if Davis is forced to miss any additional time, so he's a solid pickup in any setting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Anthony Davis (back) heads to the locker room
    Anthony Davis (tailbone) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Davis tried to posterize Myles Turner on a dunk attempt, but Turner did not let that happen, and Davis hit the floor hard. He was writhing in pain on the ground for roughly a minute, and while he stayed in the game to knock down his free throws, he went straight back to the locker room after knocking them down. Davis was barely able to walk on his way back to the locker room, so it seems unlikely he'll be able to return to this one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:38 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will start on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will start Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He's been playing through the sore ankle over the past few games, and his production has been fine, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for a matchup against the third-worst team in the league at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
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  • Joakim Noah scores seven points in loss
    Joakim Noah scored seven points with 17 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

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

    Advice: Black was previously dealing with a right ankle sprain, so this is a new injury. If he's out, Thomas Robinson would likely soak up most of his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much, as Black only averages 15 minutes a night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) out Monday vs. MIL
    Nerlens Noel (sprained left ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He did sprain it on Saturday and was able to return, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto. With Noel on the sidelines, Jahlil Okafor will serve as Joel Embiid's primary backup, but he'll likely be working with a 20-minute workload making him an unattractive target in most settings. Noel should remain owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Joel Embiid starting, Okafor to the bench
    Joel Embiid (rest) will return to the starting lineup on Monday, sending Jahlil Okafor back to the bench.

    Advice: Embiid was rested on the second leg of a back-to-back set on Saturday, but he'll be back in action with his usual 28-minute workload for MLK day. Nerlens Noel will be serving as Embiid's backup today, so Okafor could have a tough time finding meaningful minutes. Embiid, however, is a must-start guy every time he takes the court. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:37 am
  • Update: Kristaps Porzingis won't play Monday
    Updating a previous report, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He was supposed to warm up and was considered a game-time call after going through shootaround, but the Knicks are ruling him out well before tip-off which is a bit concerning. This will now be his third game in a row on the shelf and his sixth missed game of the season due to his lingering Achilles issue. The Knicks were contemplating starting Porzingis at the five in place of Joakim Noah if he was cleared, so it's going to be interesting to see which direction they go. Mindaugas Kuzminskas is a candidate to see a sizable workload with Lance Thomas (face) also out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:48 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis is a game-time call Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Porzingis said he felt good during the morning shootaround, but he will see how his Achilles responds in the pre-game warmups before making a final decision. It sounds like has a great chance to play vs. the Hawks and it's worth noting that Porzingis was previously targeting this game for his return. With Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be asked to take on a larger role if KP can't play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 am
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  • Andre Drummond hits rare 3-pointer Sunday
    Andre Drummond briefly exited Sunday's game with a right leg injury, but he returned to finish with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond appeared to injure the knee or lower part of his right leg, but he was no worse the wear after returning and we'll leave him off the injury report. He wasn't very efficient tonight, hitting 6-of-17 FGs and 2-of-5 FTs, but he managed to sink a 3-pointer for the second time this season and fifth time in his career. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:47 pm
  • Luol Deng plays team-high 36 minutes
    Luol Deng returned from a rest day on Sunday with two points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, making 1-of-6 shots in a team-high 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Deng has had some nice stretches for the Lakers this year, but his rest-of-season outlook is shaky at best. As a 13-year veteran on a team that should increasingly emphasize player development down the stretch, Deng is a borderline cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:37 pm
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  • Rudy Gay double-doubles vs. Thunder
    Rudy Gay scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: This was his second consecutive double-double and his fourth of the season. He continues to have a nice January, averaging 35.4 minutes, 19.4 points, seven rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. There is no reason to think he will slow down any time soon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:16 pm
  • Andre Drummond exits w/ right leg injury
    Andre Drummond exited Sunday's game with an apparent right leg/knee injury, but he has since returned to the Pistons' bench.

    Advice: Drummond exited early in the third quarter and had a limp as he walked into the locker room, so we'll consider him questionable to return. Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic would gain the most if Drummond misses any time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:03 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell gets 16 & 7 in start Sunday
    Montrezl Harrell logged 34 minutes as a starter on Sunday, making 6-of-9 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs to finish with 16 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: The bad news is that Clint Capela is nearing a return from his fractured fibula, and could play as soon as Tuesday's road game in Miami. Harrell has carved out a reliable spot in the rotation, but he's averaging just 16.2 minutes off the bench, as opposed to 26.6 minutes as a starter. The clock is ticking, though he's worth owning until we see how the rotation shakes out with Capela active. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:05 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) won't play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: Leuer was listed as doubtful and this shouldn't come as a surprise to any owners. Aron Baynes, Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will continue to pick up the slack until Leuer gets back on the court. Consider him questionable to return vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:21 pm
  • Nikola Jokic still dealing w/ left wrist pain
    Nikola Jokic still doesn't have full range of motion in his left wrist, he continues to play through pain, and it's possible that he will need surgery after the season.

    Advice: Jokic shed his wrist brace for Thursday's game and plans to play without it again on Monday, and the good news is that there's no suggestion of more DNPs. "I cannot go to push-up position," Jokic said. "[Doctors] said they could [perform surgery], but it wasn’t 100 percent that it would feel better." This isn't a comforting update for Jokic's owners, but he's been on fire lately and all signs point to him playing through his discomfort for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:17 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) probable for Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Gallinari has been dealing with some ankle soreness over the past few games, but the issue hasn't actually forced him to miss any time, so he should be fine for Monday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) out Monday vs. Magic
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: It's always something with this guy, and Monday will mark his second straight game on the sidelines. Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will likely split his limited minutes, which doesn't mean all that much. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:48 am
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  • Jon Leuer (knee) doubtful Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Leuer was able a limited participant during shootaround, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to give it a go, we're not all that optimistic. Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock will draw the start if Leuer can't give it a go, so it'll be interesting to see if Tobias Harris sticks in the starting five. For now, we're going to consider Leuer questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:23 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) won't play Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row, but the Raptors are likely being cautious based on coach Dwane Casey's comments earlier in the week. With Patterson out, the Raptors are going to roll with Lucas Nogueira at the four, but that might not be ideal if the Knicks start Lance Thomas in place of Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles). Nogueira had 10 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and two assists in his last start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:57 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play on Sunday vs. the Raptors as expected.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row and his fifth total game of the season with his lingering Achilles issue. Porzingis simply needs rest to get right and the Knicks obviously want to be cautious, but he did say that he was hopeful to play on Monday vs. the Hawks. Lance Thomas could draw another start, but he has very little upside. Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 19 points off the bench in his last outing and is worth a look as a punt in DFS, while Carmelo Anthony gets a sizable usage bump with Porzingis on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:33 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday
    Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday vs. the Heat or Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has missed about one month of action, but the big man is scheduled to go through practice on Monday. It's fair to assume that Capela will have restrictions right out of the gate, but he shouldn't be sitting on your waiver wire with season averages of 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Montrezl Harrell is now a drop candidate in most leagues, while Nene loses a lot of value as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Jared Sullinger won't set a return date
    Jared Sullinger (foot) said he won't set a return date despite being cleared for practice.

    Advice: "My main focus is just trying to get my legs back under me," Sullinger said. "I feel like everybody else is in tip-top shape and I’m just lagging. I can’t keep up with [Jakob Poeltl] off the dribble, so, I got a lot of work to do." He added that he has "no lungs" right now, so it's going to take him a while to get into shape. Sully is going to be limited right out of the gate, so he's more of a stash in deeper leagues for now. He will eventually be the starting power forward. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:19 am
  • Nerlens Noel gets into some foul trouble
    Nerlens Noel was in some foul trouble against the Wizards on Saturday, finishing with six points, 12 rebounds and three turnovers in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He also sprained his left ankle and did return after he was re-taped. Obviously this was a letdown with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing, but it's not likely to affect his playing time because the 76ers won five of their last six, assuming he's healthy. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays great vs. Pelicans
    Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 16 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Advice: With Nikola Mirotic (illness) out and the Bulls having a lead, Gibson got all he could eat in this game. He also did attempt two threes, which he missed, of course. Gibson should have a big opportunity again on Sunday with Mirotic out and going against a big team in the Grizzlies. He's a low-end big in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:29 pm
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  • Anthony Davis scores 36 points in return
    Anthony Davis scored 36 points in his return to the lineup during a 107-99 loss to the Bulls on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: After missing one game due to a hip contusion, Davis had some protective padding in this game. After maybe some rust early, Davis went off in the second half with 23 points and nine boards in 21 minutes. He gets a great matchup in Indiana on Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:27 pm
  • Blake Griffin doing some running
    Blake Griffin (knee) ran light sprints along the sideline at Staples Center during warm-ups on Saturday.

    Advice: He is coming along nicely and remains on his 4-6 week timetable. Griffin has been taking some shots and there has been no sign of a setback. It may be a handful of games before he's back to his old self, but his owners may get him back within the next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:40 pm
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  • Anthony Davis will play, has no restriction
    Anthony Davis (hip) will play on Saturday and does not have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: He did some work on Friday and said there was a "high probability" he would play today, so he should be all set. Davis absolutely exploded before his hip injury in the third quarter on Tuesday, scoring 40 points with 18 boards in the partial game. He makes sense on a light DFS night. Meanwhile, we'll see who starts next to him, but Terrence Jones is still worth owning for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:36 pm
  • Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday
    Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's just rest for the veteran on the front end of a back-to-back set. Deng has been consistently getting around 30 minutes before the Lakers were blown out on Thursday, but he'll likely see fewer minutes as the season goes on. He's still worth owning. For today, Brandon Ingram should be sliding into the first unit while there are more three-guard lineups today -- the Clippers should also go small a ton. Julius Randle also gets a slight bump today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
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  • Joel Embiid (rest) will not play Saturday
    As expected, Joel Embiid (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: As had been the plan all along, the Sixers will sit out their budding star on the second night of a back-to-back. It will be interesting to see how coach Brett Brown handles the void left by Embiid. Nerlens Noel has found his groove playing with the second unit, and Brown may, therefore, choose to have Noel come off the bench Saturday as well. This means we may get a look at Jahlil Okafor, who has played just once this month. Richaun Holmes is the other candidate to draw a start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:34 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable for Sun
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Patterson returned to play two games earlier this week but was then forced to sit out Friday night, although coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. Lucas Nogueira started in place of Patterson on Friday, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. Pascal Siakam or Norman Powell could also see increased minutes, based on matchups, if Patterson misses more time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:16 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) unlikely to play Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) told reporters that he "probably" won't play Sunday afternoon in Toronto.

    Advice: Things are trending in the wrong direction for Porzingis, who has missed four of the Knicks last eight games. Achilles injuries can be tricky and typically only get better with rest. The Knicks have to think long-term with their prized 21-year phenom, and will likely err on the side of caution. Expect Lance Thomas to start on Sunday, with Mindaugas Kuzminskas coming off the bench. Kuz, fresh off a career-high 19 points, is the preferable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:07 am
  • Noel playing well with Sixers second unit
    Nerlens Noel has found his groove as a key contributor on the Sixers consistent and productive second unit.

    Advice: Over the Sixers last seven games, Noel is averaging 10.1 points (on 63.3 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocks and 0.6 turnovers. The combo of Noel backing Joel Embiid has worked well for Philly, who have won five of their last six games. The loser in the scenario is Jahlil Okafor, who continues to be slapped with DNP-CD's. Noel has made his case as 'roster worthy' in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:40 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) questionable for Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said Porzingis would be held out of practice on Saturday, so listing KP as questionable is certainly not surprising. We likely won't have true clarity on this situation until Sunday morning. It is also worth noting that the Knicks play the second game of a back-to-back on Monday afternoon and 11 games over the next 18 days. Yes, the Knicks want to win games, but New York also needs to be careful with their franchise cornerstone. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:27 am
  • Joakim Noah playing his best ball of season
    Joakim Noah has been hampered by a sore shoulder over the last 10 days, but is still playing his best basketball of the season.

    Advice: In the 11 games the Knicks have played since Christmas, Noah is averaging 11.1 rebounds and 8.0 points (on 57.4 percent shooting). And despite dealing with a nagging shoulder issue, Noah feels there is still plenty of room left for improvement. "I feel like I can still do better," Noah said. "I feel like there’s another level that I want to get to and have to keep pushing and getting better." Noah will likely see more minutes if Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) continues to miss time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 points in loss to Cavs
    Rudy Gay scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: After all the time off due to a hip injury, Gay has turned it up over his last four. In that span, he averaged 18.8 points, 6.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He should feast the rest of the way while he's on the Kings roster, but the trade rumors and rest will be a pain for his owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Andre Drummond grabs 19 rebounds in loss
    Andre Drummond scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with 19 rebounds, one assist and one steal vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He was held to single-digit points for just the second time in his last 12 games, but that's what happens when you go up against the Stifle Tower (Rudy Gobert). Look for him to bounce back in a dream matchup with the Lakers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 pm
  • TTP: Embiid scores 24, 76ers win 3 in a row
    Joel Embiid scored 24 points in a 102-93 win over the Hornets on Friday, adding eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he will not play on Saturday against the Wizards. Embiid has just been insane with at least 20 points in eight straight despite his minutes limit and going to the line 14 times helped him tonight. Plus, his 76ers now have the longest active winning streak in the Eastern Conference with three games. He's already elite in his rookie season. Just quickly on the off-court stuff, The Process also came out in the starting lineups to the WWE's Triple H's theme music and spit his water out like the wrestler does before matches (video in link below). Yes, this is about basketball. As always, trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:36 pm
  • Nerlens Noel blocks four in 20 minutes
    Nerlens Noel blocked a season-high four shots against the Hornets on Friday, adding six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: His jumper has actually been a story this season with another made J at the top of the key during this one. Noel is running the floor really well and his defense hasn't been too much of a drop off from Joel Embiid -- Jahlil Okafor's certainly was. As long as Embiid is limited to 28 minutes, Noel should have minutes close to 20, which should be enough value to use in standard leagues. There could be more minutes for Noel on Saturday with Embiid out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. He didn't exactly look right with 21 minutes and going scoreless on Tuesday. Against Trevor Booker at the four, the Raptors could be looking at Lucas Nogueira as the starter. They could also go with more small-ball lineups against the fastest team in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:52 pm
  • Joel Embiid on a 28-minute limit again
    Joel Embiid (ankle) will have a 28-minute limit against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The 76ers will be limiting him for the foreseeable future and he is not expected to play on Saturday. Embiid has been awesome in his last seven games, posting a 37.9 usage rate and an 58.4 true shooting percentage -- also a 16.3 rebound rate. He could have a monster game tonight with the Hornets not having the personnel to stop him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:20 pm
  • Anthony Davis has 'high probability' to play
    Anthony Davis (hip) said there is a "high probability" that he will play Saturday against the Bulls.

    Advice: "I feel better. I was able to do some movements today," Davis said. "Able to go through practice. Of course it wasn’t that much [in terms of strenuous activity], but I feel a lot better." Based on the quote, he's not all the way back and we still have to see how he feels tomorrow. If Davis does return, it'll be interesting to see if coach Alvin Gentry goes with more Terrence Jones, who should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:45 pm
  • Jared Sullinger cleared for practice
    Jared Sullinger (foot) has been cleared for practice.

    Advice: This is a huge step in his recovery. Sullinger is starting to get shots up and now it looks like he can take on more contact. The Raptors have essentially jettisoned Pascal Siakam in the rotation, so the starting spot is Sullinger's to lose once he can play in games. That said, there won't be much usage available for him, he doesn't block shots and his minutes will be managed for a long time, so he's only a pickup in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:09 pm
  • Joakim Noah dealing with a sore shoulder
    Joakim Noah is dealing with discomfort in his sore right shoulder.

    Advice: Noah has been wincing in pain on occasions during games and often has his shoulder wrapped in ice when he's on the bench. "He’s had it looked at," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "There’s just some little stuff in there. When he lifts his arm in one certain way he feels it catch." Asked about his shoulder, Noah said, "It’s fine." Although his offensive output has been frustratingly inconsistent, Noah is averaging 11.1 rebounds over the Knicks last 11 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) questionable for Sunday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) probably will be held out of practice on Friday and Saturday.

    Advice: Porzingis missed Thursday's game due to a nagging Achilles injury that cost him three straight games earlier this month. Hornacek said he received a text from Porzingis on Thursday afternoon, telling him he was really sore. "It flared up again, so the trainers will continue to look at it," Hornacek said. Hornacek did say an MRI exam already has been taken to rule out the possibility of a slight tear that could get worse. Porzingis owners will simply have to be patient and wait for an update regarding New York's next game, which is Sunday in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:48 am
  • Noel 'definitely satisfied' w/ role on Sixers
    Nerlens Noel has settled into his role as Joel Embiid's primary backup, and has played his best basketball of the season.

    Advice: "At this moment in time, I'm definitely satisfied with where I'm at and the team's rotation," Noel said. Over the Sixers last six games, Noel is averaging 10.8 points (on 60 percent shooting) 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 20.5 minutes. Meanwhile, Jahlil Okafor has been a DNP-CD in four of the Sixers last five contests. Noel possesses intriguing, especially considering the Sixers are actively trying to trade a big man to clear up the logjam in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 am
  • Nikola Jokic returned to action on Thursday January 12. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 am
  • Luol Deng scores just three
    Luol Deng scored three points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes during a 134-94 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This game should basically be thrown out for everyone except Julius Randle. Deng almost certainly has seen his peak pass this season, but he has played 30.3 minutes per game in his previous three games, so his fantasy value is still alive and well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
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  • Joakim Noah double-doubles vs. Bulls
    Joakim Noah scored 12 points with 15 rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes on Thursday night against Chicago.

    Advice: Noah came out to play vs. his former team, finishing one rebound shy of tying his season high of 16 boards in a game. He is playing through a sore shoulder, but it did not appear to be affecting him in tonight’s matchup. His minutes are inconsistent, but Noah is a good source of rebounds and can help fantasy owners who are struggling in that category. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Kyle O’Quinn double-doubles vs. Bulls
    Kyle O’Quinn scores 12 points with 11 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in Thursday’s win over the Bulls.

    Advice: O’Quinn played just 16 minutes despite Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) being out, but he was still able to record his fifth double-double of the season and his second consecutive one. It is not surprising to see him be productive in limited time, as he has done it several times before. O’Quinn has some short-term fantasy appeal, if Porzingis misses any more games and on nights when Joakim Noah is resting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:50 pm
  • Taj Gibson quiet in loss to Knicks
    Taj Gibson played just 25 minutes and had 12 points, nine rebounds and zero blocks in Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: We were hoping for a little more with Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler out, but Fred Hoiberg rolled with his bench for most of the fourth quarter, as Gibson, Robin Lopez, and especially Michael Carter-Williams all saw their minutes limited tonight. Gibson is still worth owning as a low-end power forward option and is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 pm
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  • Anthony Davis (hip) will not play on Thursday
    Anthony Davis (hip) will not play on Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: After Kyle O'Quinn fouled AD and sent him into the stands, Davis has been dealing with some soreness since then. This doesn't sound like a serious injury for Davis and he could play Saturday against the Bulls. With him out, coach Alvin Gentry should be rolling with Terrence Jones in the starting lineup or could use Donatas Motiejunas. TJ will be a popular DFS play while we should see more Solomon Hill, Dante Cunningham and perhaps some of the centers. Maybe we'll see some Cheick Diallo. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:39 pm
  • Nikola Jokic dominates in win over Pacers
    Nikola Jokic put on another one of his clinics in London during a 140-112 win over the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He continues to sizzle as a passer with plenty of highlight-reel dimes and also has at least five in four straight. What really has made Jokic elite lately has been his remarkable 72.3 true shooting percentage in his last 13. He's posted a MVP Curry-like 64.8 effective field goal percentage on his 64 jumpers in that span to go with an ridiculous 71.9 percent on his shots from within eight feet. In Nikola we trust. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 18 in 30 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field, didn't go to the line and only turned it over once, so scoring 18 on just 12 possessions is very impressive. Not going to the line today has been a recent trend with each of his last five games all being below his season average of 6.0 attempts per game. Gallinari could be on the trade block and finds himself in a good spot with the Nuggets, so he can be considered a sell-high player. He was questionable with ankle soreness today, but obviously it didn't bother him -- he even dunked an alley-oop today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 21 in 32 minutes
    Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He likes playing overseas and tore it up in China during the NBA lockout season. After a sub-par finish to his 2016, Chandler is rolling in 2017 with averages of 17.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. He is a bit of a sell-high player due to trade rumors and being injury prone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
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  • Mudiay, Harris, Gallo, Chandler & Jokic start
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinaro, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets go back to their usual starting lineup with most of their depth set for this one -- Darrell Arthur (leg) is out. Chandler should be looking at minutes in the low 30s, assuming his illness doesn't limit him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:59 am
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  • Wilson Chandler will play in London
    Wilson Chandler (illness) will play in London against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He popped up on the injury report earlier today and it sounds like he's good to go. He'll obviously be a risky DFS play because he may not be able to finish the game. With Darrell Arthur (leg) out, Chandler has a good chance to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:39 am
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  • Nikola Jokic will play on Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (illness) wil play against the Pacers on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was sick on Saturday, so he's had plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. When Jokic can avoid foul trouble and the Nuggets are in close games, he has a great chance to get minutes in the mid 30s. Expect a big game in London today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:36 am
  • Danilo Gallinari will play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He ia only dealing with ankle soreness and is off for the rest of the week, so Gallinari shouldn't be limited as long as there isn't a set back. Coach Mike Malone continues to play Gallo a ton with 35 minutes coming on Saturday. He's a sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Darrell Arthur will not play on Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are somewhat healthy besides Arthur, so he wasn't a lock to be in the rotation anyway. Kenneth Faried could see some minutes at power forward tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:30 am
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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) misses practice
    Patrick Patterson (knee) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He still has minute restrictions, so this was likely a rest day. Patterson moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Boston, but failed to score in 21 minutes. Standard-league owners can do better and Patterson's outlook isn't great due to the eventual return of Jared Sullinger (foot). Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:28 am
  • Nikola Jokic (illness) is expected to play
    Nikola Jokic (illness) is still expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This isn't much of an update after he was upgraded to probable on Wednesday. His owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups and we'll confirm that the fantasy star is starting this afternoon. Darrell Arthur (leg) will head back to the bench and may not even play. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 am
  • Darrell Arthur (leg) questionable Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) is questionable for Thursday's game for the Pacers.

    Advice: Of course he is. Nikola Jokic is returning from an illness anyways, so Arthur will be irrelevant in most fantasy leagues with his move back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:42 am
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  • Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: It feels like half the NBA is dealing with an illness right now including a few players on the Nuggets. We've seen studs like Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo post duds while playing through an illness, so Chandler will be very risky in DFS if he suits up. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was originally questionable, but he's now expected to play and should benefit if Chandler sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 am
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  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is expected to play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is the only game of the week for the Nuggets, so there was some concern that he was going to be held out as a precaution. With a couple players on the injury report with an illness including Wilson Chandler, Gallinari should see his normal workload Thursday. We'll confirm that he's in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:25 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) says he feels good
    Clint Capela (leg) said he's feeling good and he remains on pace to return in the next week or two.

    Advice: "My legs feel good. My quickness, I can run, stuff like that," Capela said. "Right now, I just take it day-after-day working out. I'm on schedule for four-to-six weeks (original timetable), like they said before. My workout is getting better, really better." As long as you're OK with his 44.6 percent shooting from the free throw line, Capela is worth stashing after averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks before going down. Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value when Capela is cleared. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:48 am
  • Kevin Love scores 17 points in loss
    Kevin Love made 5-of-15 from the field for 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave everyone a quick scare when he went to the locker room due to a left leg injury. He was only in the locker room for about a minute before he went on a bike, which he does quite often. Love has shaken his durability concerns from earlier in his career, but there's always a chance he gets a night off on the road. The Cavs don't have a road game in a back-to-back until Jan. 29. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
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  • Montrezl Harrell starts, logs 20 minutes
    Montrezl Harrell earned another start vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, chipping in nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five boards, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Since Clint Capela's first DNP on Dec. 20, Harrell has averaged 14.8 points on 69.5 percent shooting, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.4 steals. The limited minutes tonight were due to foul trouble and he's worth deploying for now, despite the constant threat from Nene (nine points in 15 minutes). Just keep in mind that Capela is progressing well and could return in late January. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Kevin Love returns to the game vs. Blazers
    Kevin Love returned to the game on Wednesday in the second quarter.

    Advice: He didn't go into the locker room for very long, so we're expecting him to be fine. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 pm
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  • Kevin Love (left leg) to the locker room
    Kevin Love (left leg) went to the locker room at the end of the first quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: He stepped on Al-Farouq Aminu's foot and looked to grab his left calf. Love was down for about two minutes before he went to the bench for about 45 seconds. He didn't have much of a limp and returned from the locker room to ride a bike. This seems minor for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
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  • Blake Griffin doing much better
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) feels great and his 4-6 week timetable is still accurate.

    Advice: "All things are good for him," Rivers said. Griffin has been getting some shots up and is coming along just fine. He was ruled out for 4-6 weeks back on Dec. 20, so it's possible he's back this month. The Clippers will likely manage him upon his return, so Griffin may not be himself until the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
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  • Nerlens Noel gets 13 points, eight rebounds
    Nerlens Noel put together a nice game on Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with eight rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: It's a strong return for fantasy owners since Noel played just 21 minutes tonight. Interestingly, he knocked down two jumpers at the top of the key tonight and is now a combined 7-of-10 on shots 15-24 feet from the hoop this season. Regardless of his shot locations, Noel is a promising guy to own with Jahlil Okafor racking up DNPs and the Sixers likely to trade away one of their young centers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn double-doubles w/ full line Wed
    Kyle O'Quinn racked up 10 points, 15 rebounds and three assists for his fourth double-double of the season on Wednesday, despite playing just 24 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: KOQ had a double-double after just 11 minutes on the court, and he rounded out a big evening with two steals, two blocks and some impressive interior defense. It's hard to trust him as a fantasy asset, however, because he hasn't played 20+ minutes in consecutive games since Joakim Noah was out in early December. Let's see what he does on Thursday before burning a transaction on him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • Joakim Noah logs 20 minutes vs. Philly
    Joakim Noah finished Wednesday's game with seven points (3-of-6 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs), six rebounds, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Noah had a wrap on his right shoulder when he wasn't playing, and admitted recently that the surgically-repaired shoulder is "always there" as a background concern. The slumping Knicks recently held a team meeting to discuss their issues, and they may need to meet a few more times after tonight's disastrous 98-97 loss to the Sixers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Alvin Gentry would not commit to Anthony Davis (hip) being available for Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: "He's sore. He'll get treatment, see how he feels tomorrow," said Gentry when asked about Davis. We should have another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if this injury does force Davis to the sidelines, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas would see a major boost in value, with Jones offering a bit more upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:51 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable vs. IND
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers in London.

    Advice: Gallinari may have some added incentive to play on the main stage in London, and with his injury simply being ankle soreness, he may just gut it out. It is, however, worth noting that a serious right ankle injury prematurely ended Gallinari's 2015-16 campaign, although this is the first time this season that we're hearing of any ankle issues, and it's currently unclear which ankle is the sore one. We should have a better idea on Gallinari's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 am
  • Nikola Jokic (illness) probable for Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (illness) is probable to play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Jokic missed Saturday's loss to the Thunder, but he's now had a full five days to rest up, so he should be just fine for Thursday's game. With Jokic back on the court, he'll siphon away some minutes from Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur. Owners can expect to get another update on Jokic's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 11 points in win
    Rudy Gay scored 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He managed to play 38 minutes despite picking up five fouls, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer. The Kings are 9th in the West with a 16-22 record and the Blazers are 8th with a 17-23 record, so the Kings may be tempted to hold onto Gay past the trade deadline because it's no secret that they're desperate to get into the postseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • Andre Drummond blocks seven shots in loss
    Andre Drummond hit 4-of-5 shots and 1-of-6 free throws for nine points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a season-high seven blocks in Tuesday's 100-94 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: His previous season high was four blocks, so he nearly doubled that up tonight. He came in on fire, scoring 28 points with 14 rebounds in back-to-back games, and the seven swats helped make up for the lack of points tonight. He had also been shooting free throws pretty well in January, hitting 8-of-11 over his last four games, but couldn't get the freebies to drop tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Monrezl Harrell plays well again Tuesday
    Montrezl Harrell started over Nene and hit 5-of-5 shots for 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in Tuesday's win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Harrell's spot in the starting lineup is shaky, as Mike D'Antoni flips him in and out with Nene based on matchups. Harrell had 28 points, five boards and a block on Sunday and then played well again tonight in 29 minutes. Starting or coming off the bench really doesn't matter at this point and Harrell is worth owning as long as Clint Capela is out with a broken fibula. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:10 pm
  • Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss next 4 games
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss the next four games for the Pistons.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bone bruise, but the earliest we will see him back on the court is on Jan. 18 vs. the Hawks. Outside of deeper leagues, Leuer's owners should evaluate other options. Tobias Harris will likely stick in the starting lineup for at least the next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell starting, Nene to bench
    Montrezl Harrell will start on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, sending Nene back to the bench.

    Advice: Harrell is coming off a monster 28-point game with five boards and a block, but coach Mike D'Antoni is going to base his starting lineups on the matchups until Clint Capela (leg) returns. In case it's not obvious, Harrell is a much better option than Nene regardless of whether or not he starts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • Patrick Patterson starting, Powell to bench
    Patrick Patterson is starting on Tuesday vs. Boston, sending Norman Powell to the bench.

    Advice: This is Patterson's first start of the season, but he's really just in there for his defense and floor spacing. As long as his shot is falling, Patterson is a low-end option in most formats. The PF position will be fluid from game to game until Jared Sullinger (foot) returns. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) ruled out for Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: We're still awaiting the results of Leuer's MRI, but he's still dealing with some fluid in his knee, so he could certainly spend a few more games on the sidelines. Tobias Harris should move back into the starting five tonight sans Leuer, with Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • Ben Simmons (foot) goes through 5-on-0 drills
    Ben Simmons (foot) played point guard during some 5-on-0 drills at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Joel Embiid said that it was "exciting" to play alongside Simmons, and he's hopeful the 76ers' No. 1 overall draft pick will be getting back to the court "soon." This is a small step in the right direction, but he's still not taking contact, so it doesn't seem like he's all that close to making his debut. The 76ers will likely impose a strict minutes limit upon Simmons once he is cleared to return to the court, and with an uncertain return date, he's not a great stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:59 am
  • Blake Griffin gets up shots at practice Tues
    Blake Griffin was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This is the first time we've heard of Griffin going through any on-court activities, and he's now hit the 3-week mark of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so he's definitely getting close to a return. Doc Rivers said that he "looked great" during a recent checkup and that he'd prefer that Griffin isn't with a minutes limit upon his return, and if that's the case, he'd likely be hitting the court closer to the 6-week mark. Austin Rivers and Marreese Speights will continue to see an uptick in minutes sans Blake. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:32 am
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  • Kyle O'Quinn ejected for Flagrant 2 foul
    Kyle O'Quinn was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He shoved Anthony Davis in the back during a layup attempt and injured the Pelicans star in the process. It was a dirty foul and the ejection was warranted. KOQ finished with two points, two rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:14 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) on track in his recovery
    Clint Capela (knee) is on track to return to the court by mid-to-late January.

    Advice: Capela is currently in Week-3 of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so if he meets the early end of the timetable we could see him back as soon as January 17, with the latest possible return date being January 31. With a punting free throws strategy, Capela was a top-50 asset in 9-cat leagues prior to going down, so he's worth stashing if he's a fit for your team and you can sustain the dead roster space. Once Capela gets back to the court, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:38 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) has no structural damage
    Jon Leuer has no ligament or cartilage damage to his right knee according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: That's all we know at this point, but it sounds like Leuer is simply dealing with some soreness. Leuer has actually slowed down since his move to the first unit, so he's a borderline hold in standard leagues if we learn that he will miss time. Tobias Harris would likely move back into the first unit if that's the case, even though SVG said he likes him coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 9:52 am
  • Joakim Noah says he's getting into a rhythm
    Joakim Noah said that he's finally finding his form in New York.

    Advice: "I feel like I'm playing better. I feel like I'm starting to get into a better rhythm," Noah said. "It's tough. This team is going through some adversity right now. This is when you find out who plays through it and who doesn't." Noah added that he feels healthy for the most part, but did say that his surgically-repaired shoulder is "always there." He's averaging 8.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.8 blocks over his last five games, but his ceiling isn't as high with Kristaps Porzingis healthy again. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 8:17 am
  • Tarik Black (ankle) plays 12 minutes Sunday
    Tarik Black (sore right ankle) had seven points, three rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Magic.

    Advice: The ankle injury isn't a legitimate concern, so any deep-league owners relying on Black can start him confidently in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) looks fine in 31 minutes
    Luol Deng (right biceps tendinitis) scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Deng was on the injury report as 'probable' but there was never any doubt about his status. Deploy him as usual vs. the Blazers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:42 pm
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  • Andre Drummond w/ season-high 28 pts, 14 reb
    Andre Drummond piled up 28 points, 14 rebounds, four steals and two blocks with just one turnover in 52 minutes of action vs. Portland on Sunday.

    Advice: Drummond made 13-of-20 shots during the Pistons' clutch double-OT victory, and he even went 2-of-3 at the FT line tonight. He played just 25 minutes in Detroit's previous game but that was due strictly to foul trouble. He's scored 20+ points just nine times this season but three of those games are in January, so his owners are certainly enjoying a happy new year. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:29 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 points w/ complete line
    In his second game back from a hip injury, Rudy Gay dropped 23 points in 35 minutes vs. the Warriors, making 9-of-17 shots with two 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Gay is averaging 28.0 points since returning and the hip injury should be in the rearview, although the Kings did list him as 'probable' on the injury report tonight. The veteran is a staple of trade rumors and there's a good chance that he'll finish the season with another team, but in the meantime he's cruising along with mid-round value on a per-game basis. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:53 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) won't return Sunday
    Jon Leuer (sore right knee) will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against Portland.

    Advice: He finished the night with one assist in six minutes. If he misses Tuesday's game against the Kings, Tobias Harris (who started the second half tonight) will likely move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:59 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (sore knee) logs 22 minutes
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) returned from a four-game absence on Sunday, playing 22 minutes to finish with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Raptors and Rockets rank 2nd and 3rd in offensive rating this season, respectively, and tonight's game was predictably high-scoring -- it resulted in a 129-122 road win for the Rockets. Patterson was on a minute-limit tonight but that should be lifted very soon, and he's a viable low-end option as long as his shots are falling. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:25 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell hits 12-of-13 FGs, scores 28
    Montrezl Harrell was almost perfect on Sunday, making 12-of-13 field goals to finish with 28 points, five boards and one block in 26 bench minutes.

    Advice: Harrell was decisive with the ball tonight and his confidence seemed to grow with every make, helping Houston earn a 34-23 advantage in the decisive fourth quarter. His minutes have been safe since Clint Capela fractured his fibula, and he's well worth owning as a productive big man -- after tonight's shooting display, he's shooting an impressive 64-of-93 (68.8 percent) in Houston's previous 10 games. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:00 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) returning Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: Patterson missed four games due to a strained left knee and his return gives Toronto welcome depth in the frontcourt. No matter who starts at PF tonight, Lucas Nogueira or Pascal Siakam, Patterson should slide back into his role as the primary backup PF. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:50 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell will come off the bench Sun
    Montrezl Harrell will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Raptors, with Nene drawing the start.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni described the move as a matchup-based decision, but his minutes and production haven't fluctuated all that much whether he's starting or coming off the bench. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:14 pm
  • Nerlens Noel racks up three steals in 24 mins
    Nerlens Noel finished Sunday's 105-93 win over the Nets with eight points, four boards and three steals in 24 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Noel has flashed his upside in limited minutes off the bench for the 76ers this season, and with per-36-minutes numbers of 20.0 points, 8.3 boards, 2.5 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, you can see why Noel is worthy of stashing in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:52 am
  • Pascal Siakam gets a DNP-CD
    Pascal Siakam picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: The big lineup of Lucas Nogueira and Jonas Valanciunas has looked great and it seems like coach Dwane Casey is running out of patience with his rookie. Expect more DNP-CDs to come for Siakam. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 10:29 pm
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