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  • Larry Nance returned to action on Sunday January 22. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Anthony Brown was claimed off waivers by ORL on Sunday January 22. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Jameer Nelson logs 28 minutes w/out Mudiay
    Jameer Nelson made another start on Sunday in place of Emmanuel Mudiay (back), posting nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with two boards, two assists and four costly turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Mudiay was ruled out early for tonight's game, so Nelson could earn more starts beginning with Tuesday's home game vs. the Jazz. He was awful down the stretch of a close game tonight, however, while both Jamal Murray and Will Barton looked proficient as backup PGs, so his playing time isn't written in stone even if he does earn more starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Marquese Chriss plays 17 minutes vs. Raptors
    Marquese Chriss scored four points with one rebound, two steals and one block in 17 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Dragan Bender (ankle), who has been cutting into Chriss' minutes, exited tonight's game with an ankle injury. If he misses any time, Chriss could be in for a boost in minutes. That being said, he is a stash at best at this time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:17 pm
  • Dragan Bender (ankle) will not return vs. TOR
    Dragan Bender (ankle) will not return to Sunday’s game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Bender had zero points with one assist and one rebound in four minutes prior to exiting. He has been receiving some extra run as of late, averaging 18.5 minutes per game in his four previous games. Marquese Chriss stands to gain the most if the injury costs Bender any time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:39 pm
  • Andrew Bogut is close to returning
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) could be cleared to play later this week.

    Advice: Bogut has missed the last six games for the Mavericks due to the hamstring injury, but he's reportedly likely to go through at least one practice before Wednesday's game. "Like Dirk [Nowitzki] and J.J. Barea on their most recent comebacks, we got to get him on the court for some practice time before we put him in a game," said coach Rick Carlisle. Bogut's return will cut into Salah Mejri and could move Dirk Nowitzki back to the power forward position. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:29 pm
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  • Larry Nance (knee) logs 10 mins off the bench
    Larry Nance (knee) logged 10 minutes off the bench in his return from a 15-game absence on Sunday, registering four points, one rebound, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Nance is going to be brought along slowly after missing the past month of action, but he’s someone to keep an eye on. He’s been a sneaky late-round guy on the year with averages of 7.0 points, 5.5 boards, 1.3 dimes, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and just 0.8 turnovers per game on 58.7 percent shooting, and as one of the building blocks in Los Angeles it would make sense to see him eventually be flirting with minutes in the high-20s. He’s a quality deep league stash with mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • Justin Anderson scores 19 points in 16 mins
    Justin Anderson scored a career-high tying 19 points on Sunday, adding five boards, two assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and three turnovers in just 16 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Anderson did most of his damage during the second half of action sans Wesley Matthews (hip), rocking an insane 48.9 usage rate as he went to work against the lethargic Lakers. However, with Rick Carlisle telling reporters that he believes Matthews will play Wednesday vs. New York, Anderson isn't a great pickup in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starting again w/ Mudiay out
    Jameer Nelson will start again on Sunday with Emmanuel Mudiay (back) unavailable.

    Advice: This was the expected move from Denver, and Nelson is a fine streaming or DFS option until Mudiay gets back on the court. He's coming off game with six points, two rebounds and eight assists in 29 minutes on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:44 pm
  • Joe Harris (left ankle) ruled out for Monday
    Joe Harris (left ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be Harris' second straight game on the sidelines, which could result in Sean Kilpatrick earning another start with Caris LeVert logging extended minutes with the second unit. Both Kilpatrick and LeVert will be on the radar in daily leagues, and LeVert presents enough upside you can justify stashing him in most formats. Harris belongs on the waiver wire everywhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Report: CHI actively shopping Nikola Mirotic
    The Bulls are reportedly actively shopping Nikola Mirotic.

    Advice: The Bulls are clinging to the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference seeding, and they're hoping a roster shake up can boost their spot in the standings. Mirotic could technically see an uptick in value if he lands in a situation where he can start, but even when he's starting, consistency is always an issue. If Mirotic does end up getting traded and the Bulls don't bring another big back, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis would see a boost in value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:06 pm
  • C.J. Watson scores 12 points with four dimes
    C.J. Watson went 4-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from the stripe on Sunday, on his way to 12 points, two boards, four assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Watson is about as hit-or-miss as they come, so while he did manage to put up an effective stat line tonight, his contributions to the box score his last time out as a starter were negligible. We’d like to see him do this again before recommending him as an add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:42 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) nearing a return
    Rick Carlisle said that while Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers, there's a chance he could get back out there sometime next week.

    Advice: Sunday will mark Bogut's sixth straight game on the sidelines, but it sounds like he should be able to get back out there for at least one game of Dallas' upcoming Wednesday-Thursday back-to-back set. Bogut's return will significantly cut into Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell's minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:11 am
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  • Magic sign Anthony Brown
    The Magic have signed Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Brown was cut by the Lakers during the preseason and had a short stint with the Pelicans this season. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 triples in 15.9 minutes per game in nine appearances in New Orleans, so his upside is obviously pretty low. Even with the Magic banged up on the wings, Brown is not a viable fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Ben Simmons (foot) to have final scan Monday
    Ben Simmons (foot) will have a "final scan" on Monday according to 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo.

    Advice: While an official timetable has not been released, Simmons' return is coming "soon enough" and Chris Haynes of ESPN reported that he's expected to debut shortly after the All-Star break. 76ers coach Brett Brown hinted earlier in the week that he expects to see the No. 1 overall pick at some point this season, so feel free to stash him if you have an available IR spot. Expect the 76ers to monitor his minutes similar to the way they treated Joel Embiid earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 am
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    Ben Simmons Phi - SF,PF
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  • Alec Burks looks great vs. Pacers
    Alec Burks scored 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was the Burks we were expecting after the Rodney Hood injury (knee) last weekend. He did run some of the second-unit offense and attacked like he has done throughout his career. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here. Joe Ingles has a strong grip on his role as the short-term starter, playing 33 minutes with two points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:15 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores 15 points
    Monta Ellis scored 15 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Jazz during a 109-100 loss to the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He scored a grand total of five points in his previous three games, so obviously we'll need to see it again. This wasn't a garbage-time special, by the way. This one game isn't good enough to change his outlook yet, but he gets a good matchup on Monday against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:13 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores six points
    Jameer Nelson scored six points with two rebounds, eight assists and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Emmanuel Mudiay (back) has already been ruled out for Sunday, so he's a good bet to miss multiple games due to an aggravation. In Nelson's starts, he's averaged 14.0 points, 3.3 boards, 5.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.9 treys. If you have anything you're not too attached to and need some wins for next week, it makes a lot of sense to add him in most leagues until Mudiay gets the all clear. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:31 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 11 points in win
    Nikola Mirotic scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's 102-99 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: It was his best game since returning from illness, but nothing to be too excited about. He can frustrate owners with his volatility. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver struggles vs. Bulls
    Anthony Tolliver hit 2-of-7 shots for six points with one rebound and two 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Tolliver continues to struggle and has now scored fewer than 10 points in four of his last five games, averaging 27.8 minutes, 6.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game during that stretch. With Rudy Gay (Achilles) out, more was expected out of Tolliver, but he has not lived up to the hype and is far from a must-own player at this point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:10 pm
  • Kyle Anderson gets 18 minutes
    Kyle Anderson played 18 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with two points, four rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks.

    Advice: The Spurs when with a small-ball four and it really worked out. Anderson was a +19 in the plus-minus stat and he was out there on the last play, as well. Anderson could get decent run on Monday against the Nets, but obviously we're not adding him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Marquese Chriss scores 15 in win over Knicks
    Marquese Chriss hit 6-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 15 points, five rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes of Saturday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: That's a nice stat line, but the minutes are still a concern and he's played exactly 22 of them in three straight games, and 23 or fewer in five straight. He'd been struggling with his shot over his last three, hitting just 7-of-22 which resulted in point totals of 6, 5, 5 in those games. He was great tonight, but until he gets at least 25 minutes a game, he's going to be a tough player to roster in 12-team leagues. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:17 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play vs. LA
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with Bogut expected to miss "the near future" due to his hamstring strain, according to coach Rick Carlisle. The Mavs have been using Dirk Nowitzki at center, but it didn't work out on Friday with Rudy Gobert dropping a 27-25 line on them. This figures to be a small-ball game, so using guys like Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell will be risky. Seth Curry looks like the clear winner from this. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:26 pm
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  • Joe Harris (ankle) ruled out Saturday
    Joe Harris (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Harris played just 13 minutes despite starting at shooting guard on Friday night. Harris' absence will open up more minutes for rising rookie Caris LeVert, who is coming off a terrific game. LeVert made all six shots from the field and both free throws for 17 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds and six assists. Sean Kilpatrick (rest) is expected to return to the Nets lineup on Saturday, but LeVert should still be looking at least 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:27 am
  • Alec Burks gets just 12 minutes
    Alec Burks played 12 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with seven points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He actually got some run at point guard tonight, but clearly the Jazz aren't ready up Burks' minutes so soon with the team playing well. If you haven't dropped him yet, we'll let you know if he pops back up. It does help that the Jazz seem pretty clueless on their backup point guard right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:18 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five points
    Nikola Mirotic made 1-of-6 from the field for five points with four rebounds, two assists and five fouls in 17 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: When Bad Mirotic shows up, he shows up in emphatic fashion. These are the breaks with him, but he is still worth owning in standard leagues unless there is an irresistible free agent out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Joe Harris gets just 13 minutes
    Joe Harris played just 13 minutes with eight points, two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: That's some low playing time with his backup, Sean Kilpatrick (rest), not playing today. Caris LeVert is coming for his minutes, so Harris is trending down for owners who had him in super deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:10 pm
  • C.J. Watson starts, scores five in 31 minutes
    C.J. Watson started at shooting guard on Friday vs. the Bucks, but scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He might be one of the least exciting starters in the league right now. The workload was surprising and it looks like Mario Hezonja (13 minutes) is still in the doghouse. Watson added five rebounds, two assists and a triple, but isn't worth picking up in most leagues even with Evan Fournier (foot, heel) and Jodie Meeks (thumb) out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) cleared to return Sunday
    Larry Nance (knee) will return to practice on Saturday and will play limited minutes on Sunday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He's not going to play on Friday vs. the Pacers, but this is huge news for the Lakers. His minutes will be held in check right out of the gate, but Nance is worth keeping an eye on going forward with the Lakers rebuilding. Nance averaged 7.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 blocks and 1.2 steals in 22.4 minutes on 58.4 percent shooting prior to the injury, so it makes sense to put him on your watch list. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:46 pm
  • Larry Nance getting closer to return
    Larry Nance (knee) did some sprints in front of the Lakers training staff on Friday night.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he is still out for tonight. He will be reevaluated later tonight to see if he can play on Sunday. Nance has a good chance to play and was thriving before his injury, so he makes sense to grab for owners looking for something new at the end of their bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:59 pm
  • C.J. Watson will start at shooting guard
    C.J. Watson will start at shooting guard against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: With Evan Fournier (foot, heel) and Jodie Meeks (thumb) out, the move makes sense as coach Frank Vogel sticks with his rotation. After the Meeks injury, the shooting guard minutes breakdown went 10 minutes for Watson, seven minutes for D.J. Augustin and three minutes for Mario Hezonja. Watson should get the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard, but he's a very risky DFS play or pickup in deep leagues. We'll see if Mario gets some SG minutes tonight, but he's not a pickup just yet. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:22 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) making steady progress
    Larry Nance (knee) practiced Wednesday and Thursday without any reported setbacks, but has not been cleared to play on Friday.

    Advice: Nance, who has missed 16 straight games, will have his knee reevaluated on Friday night to determine if he can play Sunday vs. Dallas. "If it was up to me, I wouldn’t have missed any time," Nance said. "But I’m just happy to be nearing getting back out on the court." Nance will have value when returns, assuming he can stay healthy, especially if Luol Deng (wrist) is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:19 am
  • Dragan Bender scores three points vs. CLE
    Dragan Bender scored three points with one rebound, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson used Bender at the five a little more than usual, but that was due to Channing Frye being on the other end. Bender was coming in with some momentum with 23.0 minutes per game over his last two, but he's still going to be more of a stash. He did averagee 1.2 treys and 1.0 blocks in his last five, so there are worse stashes out there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:41 pm
  • Larry Nance ruled out for Friday night
    Updating a previous item, Larry Nance (knee) has been ruled out for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He did almost everything in practice on Wednesday and did everything in practice on Thursday. It sounds like getting cleared is the last hurdle for Nance and he will be re-evaulated on Friday to see where he is for possibly playing on Sunday. Nance has actually held seventh-round value per game in standard leagues, so he's worth a look now that he's close. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:02 pm
  • Larry Nance has a chance to play Friday
    Larry Nance (knee) has a chance to play on Friday against the Pacers and is listed as questionable.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Nance looked good in practice, but said the possibility of him playing isn't a medical opinion. He still needs to be cleared from his bone bruise in his knee, but going through two practices in a row is a great sign. The Lakers could be without Luol Deng (wrist), so Nance could have some value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:45 pm
  • Brett Brown says Simmons should play
    Coach Brett Brown said he thinks the 76ers will have Ben Simmons (foot) at some point this year.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, ESPN reported he could debut shortly after the All-Star Game. This is really the most positive sign from Brown about a potential target date. This could be due to the 76ers arguably playing the best basketball in 2017 and now they actually have a chance to make the playoffs. We'd still rather stash Khris Middleton (hamstring), but feel free to stash Simmons if you have a big lead or an open I.R. spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:27 am
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  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Thursday
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Heat or on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He is out for the "near future," so we likely won't see him back on the court in January. This will be Bogut's fourth game on the shelf, so expect Seth Curry to draw another start with Dirk Nowitzki starting at center. Leave Bogut on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:10 am
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  • Monta Ellis has another terrible game
    Monta Ellis scored two points with four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's had a miserable season and maybe he's not healthy. Ellis has scored two points in three of his last five games and has seen his usage drop big time. If you want to drop Ellis for a hot free agent, we still don't blame you. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver likely headed for minutes
    Anthony Tolliver came off the bench against the Pacers on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The first time Rudy Gay (Achilles) missed extended time, Tolliver was let loose a bit with 28.7 minutes per game in that 11-game span. He averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 boards, 0.9 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.9 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. While that percentage may not be sustainable, Tolliver did post ninth-round value in that span, so he's worth a look if you need treys from a power forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • ESPN: Ben Simmons could debut after AS break
    Ben Simmons (foot) "could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

    Advice: The report adds the No. 1 pick has a chance to make his NBA debut "near March," assuming he doesn't have a setback. He went through 5-on-5 for the first time last week and continues to do some work pre-game, including on the road. He'll likely have a minutes limit upon his return, so it may be a while before he's contributing reliable production. Simmons is a questionable stash in standard leagues, especially if you need to make up ground in the standings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:36 pm
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    Ben Simmons Phi - SF,PF
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  • 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 Wednesday, 2:32 pm
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  • Larry Nance getting close to a return
    Larry Nance (knee) was able to do almost everything in practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: The training staff held him out of the final drill, but Nance wanted to participate in it. He's clearly getting close and his late-January target seems likely. Nance played 30.5 minutes per game in his previous two games prior to his injury on Dec. 20, and Luol Deng (wrist) is also banged up. If Nance can return before Deng, he may have some value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:29 pm
  • Jameer Nelson comes back to earth Tuesday
    Jameer Nelson played 20 minutes and hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was probably a popular DFS play with Gary Harris out again, but he was strictly the backup point guard tonight. He had 18 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Monday against his former team (Magic), but wasn't feeling quite as motivated tonight. Will Barton was awesome tonight and is the guy you want to target as long as Gary Harris is out with his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic plays 22 minutes in return
    Nikola Mirotic returned from an illness on Tuesday and had six points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Not a bad line from Mirotic, who also benefitted from the absence of Taj Gibson, who was out with an ankle injury. The song remains the same with Miro - he'll have some big games and some bad games, so catching him on the right night can be tough. But if Gibson's ankle injury lingers, Mirotic will be someone worth picking up, while he could also bounce back for a decent second half, with or without Gibson. Mirotic is the textbook definition of a borderline player to own in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Larry Nance unlikely to return this week
    Luke Walton is that skeptical Larry Nance (knee) will be able to get back to the court this week.

    Advice: Nance recently went through some 1-on-1 work with Ivica Zubac, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team, and until that happens he won't be getting back to the court. As long as Nance is on the sidelines, Julius Randle will continue to see his playing time in the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:57 am
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Tuesday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Mirotic, who has missed four straight games due to strep throat, has been a disappointment this season, averaging career-lows in points (9.5), assists (0.8), field goal percentage (.387), 3-point percentage (.312) and free-throw percentage (.758). Hopefully, he can bounce back in the second half of the season to salvage his 2016-17 campaign. Mirotic's return will cut into Doug McDermott's minutes and likely knock Bobby Portis out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 am
  • Jameer Nelson enjoys victory over the Magic
    Jameer Nelson said he had "extra incentive" playing against his former team, the Orlando Magic, on Monday night.

    Advice: Nelson left Orlando in 2014 but clearly isn't happy with the way the relationship ended. ""It just felt like certain people counted me out, but one thing I’m never going to do is count myself out," said Nelson. He finished with 18 points, four boards and four assists in 32 minutes on Monday. With Gary Harris (ankle) expected to miss Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, Nelson could be in line for extra playing time on Tuesday as well Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:36 am
  • Alec Burks fizzles in nine minutes
    Alec Burks played just nine minutes and missed all four of his shots, failing to score a point in Monday's 106-101 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Joe Ingles started for Rodney Hood (knee) and played well, and Joe Johnson was Joe Cool off the bench with 15 points and three 3-pointers, so Burks looks like the big loser in the Hood-injury sweepstakes. If you picked up Burks in hopes of a decent week, we'd recommend throwing him back and taking a flier on Ingles or Johnson, instead. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 pm
  • Marquese Chriss has tough night vs. Jazz
    Marquese Chriss hit just 2-of-9 shots and finished with five points and three rebounds in 22 minutes in Monday's 106-101 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Chriss fouled Gordon Hayward with 13.6 seconds left in the game and the Suns down one, and then had his shot blocked by Rudy Gobert to seal the win for the Jazz. Chriss' confidence probably took a hit tonight and it may be a good time to think about dumping him for a free agent. But as it stands, he's still starting for one of the worst teams in the league and appears to have a bright future. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Jameer Nelson had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game, which opened up extra playing time for Nelson, who has now scored in double-figures in three straight games. Harris is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, so Nelson could be in line for an uptick in playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:32 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starts the 2nd half sans Harris
    Jameer Nelson started the second half of Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Gary Harris suffered a right ankle injury just three minutes into the game and will not return, which prompted Nelson's move into the starting five. He has started in the past when Harris has hit the sidelines, so he could see a decent boost in value if Harris is forced into an extended absence, as should Jamal Murray and Will Barton. We'll let you know how Nelson does after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver plays 31 minutes vs. OKC
    Anthony Tolliver scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: Tolliver started in his fourth consecutive game tonight and has played over 30 minutes in each of his starts. During that stretch, he is averaging 33.3 minutes, 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.3 treys per game. Coach Dave Joerger likes to mix it up with his starting five, so at any moment Tolliver could head back to his bench role. However, until that happens, he is worth considering in deeper leagues for fantasy owners in need of 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:27 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic could return on Tuesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg is "hopeful" that Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play on Tuesday against Dallas.

    Advice: Mirotic has missed four games due to the illness, which appears to be strep throat. Prior to the issue, he averaged 25.8 minutes, 10.8 points, four rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game in the month of January. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:43 pm
  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks said he's close to 100 percent after his eight-point game in 15 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he's been waiting for this for "like a year" and he said he knew he was ready to play. Burks acknowledged he had a serious injury and he's still improving. He said he wanted to get to the rim more and he plans on doing that more as he gets more comfortable. With Rodney Hood (knee) possibly missing time, Burks is a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:17 am
  • Dante Exum a non-factor vs. Orlando
    Dante Exum scored two points in seven minutes with one assist in Saturday’s win against the Magic.

    Advice: Exum appears to have fallen behind in Utah’s backcourt rotation. Alec Burks is back in the picture and played well tonight, so Exum could continue to struggle for playing time in the foreseeable future. He should not be owned in any format. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:18 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in 14 mins
    Alec Burks played 14 minutes and scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday’s 114-107 victory of the Magic.

    Advice: Burks was recalled from the D-League on Jan. 12 and could hang around for a while, as Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee in tonight’s game. He has only appeared in six games for the Jazz this season, but could see a larger role if Hood misses any time. He looked good tonight and can play multiple positions for Utah. That being said, for now, Burks can be left on waivers, but he is someone worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:12 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores six
    Dragan Bender scored six points in 21 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday, adding six rebounds, five fouls and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played well and he did benefit from Marquese Chriss getting into foul trouble. Bender has fallen behind Chriss for the most part with those two splitting the power forward minutes. Plus, coach Earl Watson uses two-SF lineups a bunch in certain matchups. He's more of a stash. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:00 pm
  • Marquese Chriss gets in foul trouble
    Marquese Chriss played 15 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: As is usually the case with Chriss, foul trouble cost him. Chriss was playing well in his previous four games with three of those resulting in 12-plus points. He's likely to start trending up and has upside, so feel free to add him if you're sick of a player struggling at the end of your bench. He'll be a bumpy ride of course. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:57 pm
  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks will be in the rotation with Joe Johnson (rest) out on Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We saw Burks get five minutes on Friday night, but he didn't play well on the offensive side. The Jazz loved him at times last year with some point guard minutes, but he's in a tight spot for minutes. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 4:49 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic ruled out for Sunday night
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He has a really, really bad case of something with now four games out of the lineup. Mirotic being out should open up minutes for Doug McDermott as the second-unit shooter, but McDermott has been awful lately. If things change on Saturday, maybe Bobby Portis gets a look. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:31 pm
  • Larry Nance playing some 1-on-1
    Larry Nance (knee) played 1-on-1 against Ivica Zubac on Saturday.

    Advice: Nance said he won 5-0, but Zubac said the score was 5-3 and he let Nance win to help his confidence. It looks like Nance has an excellent chance to return at some point this month, perhaps even in the next week. He's worth a stash in deep leagues with the Lakers looking to their youth more often. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:46 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out indefinitely
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will be out for "the near future," according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: Bogut has had a very difficult time staying healthy, as this hamstring issue is simply his most recent ailment. Bogut has averaged just 18.4 minutes in the games he's appeared in over the last six weeks, so the fantasy impact of this news is actually not all that significant. Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell will soak up the minutes Bogut leaves behind. Carlisle also hinted he could start Seth Curry, so he's worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 10:36 am
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  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) out for Saturday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup with his very bad illness. With him out, it was Paul Zipser getting the start while Bobby Portis also saw some late minutes in a close game. Doug McDermott could also benefit, but he's been in a brutal slump. Mirotic is still a stash. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:29 pm
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