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  • Reggie Jackson (knee) will play Sunday
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He was listed as out on the pre-game notes, but the decision on his status was always up to Jackson. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Jackson will play 4-5 minutes per quarter, so he's looking at roughly 18-20 minutes of action if this holds up. The Pistons are going to ease him back into action, so DFS owners can't trust him right away. If you own Ish Smith, it makes sense to wait and see what happens over the next week before moving on. 34 minutes ago
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) listed as out
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

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

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

    Advice: T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired. Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 19 points in win vs MIA
    Damian Lillard scored 19 points during a 99-92 win over the Heat on Saturday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He buried his 2,500th field goal in his career during this game to be the third-fastest Blazer to do so (Petrie, Wicks). Lillard did not shoot the ball well in this game, making just 6-of-19 from the field. He was really heating up before this game, so expect a better line against the Bulls on Monday. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 16 points vs. Heat
    Allen Crabbe scored 16 points with three rebounds and four 3-pointers against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been whisper quiet for most of the season due to only a 14.0 usage rate on the season. Crabbe is coming off a 15-point game on Wednesday, but he just isn't adding anything of note in the non-scoring categories on top of the low usage rate. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 18 in full line
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He needs some help. Dragic is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting this week and should post early-round value in the short term as long as he can put up decent efficiency. Keep him rolling. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Tyler Johnson scores nine in 34 minutes
    Tyler Johnson scored nine points on 3-of-14 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played 21.2 minutes next to Goran Dragic out of necessity with 12.8 minutes as the lone point guard. The Heat need players to help space the offense, so Johnson is looking at plenty of minutes this week. He should be owned in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Deron Williams hands out 15 assists in win
    Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots, but had nine points, two rebounds, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Saturday's surprising 107-82 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: After missing eight of nine games with a calf injury, Williams has played in five straight. And while we don't love his game or trust him, he's deserving of some attention right now. He's averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists over his last five games, but is shooting just 34 percent and has just one steal, zero blocks and two 3-pointers over that stretch. If you are desperate for assists, Williams is worth a look. But you'll just have to hope he's not hurt again before you actually get him into your lineup. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Wade Baldwin gets 20 minutes vs. Lakers
    Wade Baldwin played 20 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, nine assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Grizzlies keep talking about his development, but he played well on both ends tonight. Baldwin is still behind Andrew Harrison, but his per-minute output puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Lou Williams scores season-high 40 points
    Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay plays just 22 minutes
    Emmanuel Mudiay played just 22 minutes on Saturday, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, zero assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone is freaking out about his team's defense and the Nuggets have lost five of their last six games. It's possible that Malone benched EM due to defense, but he's still clearly the team's starting point guard. He's not injured and owners just have to hope that he'll be back up to his normal 30 minutes in his next game. Saturday marked the second time this season he didn't have an assist, but he's still averaging 12.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting over his last five games. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Jameer Nelson bounces back in loss to Jazz
    Jameer Nelson played 26 minutes and hit 5-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, seven assists and a block on Saturday.

    Advice: Nelson was rolling before Friday's five-point game in 19 minutes, but bounced back on Saturday. He's averaging 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five games, but with Will Barton back and balling at a high level, and Emmanuel Mudiay playing 30 minutes a night, it will be tough for Nelson to keep up this pace. Mudiay played just 22 minutes tonight, which is why Nelson was back in the picture. But Mudiay is healthy, so it would likely take an injury to him or Barton to keep Nelson relevant. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson struggles with extra role
    Jordan Clarkson started the second half for Jose Calderon (hamstring) on Saturday, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get a big bump with Calderon out and he hasn't really done much lately either. Surprisingly, Clarkson’s usage rate has dropped since D’Angelo Russell (knee) went down. Plus, his assist rate is similiar while his efficiency has dropped. Clarkson only has 10th-round value, but he's still a hold. Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Cory Joseph quietly hot for Raptors
    Cory Joseph played 23 minutes and had 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal in Saturday's blowout win over the Hawks.

    Advice: CJ has hit double figures in scoring in three straight games and is averaging 11.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists over his last five games, but has hit just two 3-pointers and come up with two steals during that stretch.And with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan playing at such a high level as starters, it's going to be tough for Joseph to make a big impact on most nights. But if Lowry ever goes down with an injury, Joseph will be an extremely hot pickup in fantasyland. Yesterday, 8:52 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 20 points in win
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He led the team in rebounds again in this game. Bradley is ranked 31st in the NBA with his 7.9 rebounds per game and Russell Westbrook is the only guard with more -- depending on where you classify Giannis Antetokounmpo. Bradley has been a top-40 player in standard leagues and has been as consistent as they come. Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Kris Dunn plays well in 16 minutes
    Kris Dunn played well in his 16 minutes on Saturday, scoring eight points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He may have played his best half of his career to help the Wolves earn the comeback win. Still, coach Tom Thibodeau went with Ricky Rubio down the stretch. Dunn is still not close to having solid value right now, but maybe this can help his stash appeal. Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Ricky Rubio has good game vs. Hornets
    Ricky Rubio played 37 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with nine points, seven boards, 12 assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a huge game for him. Kris Dunn was playing very well in the second half with the Wolves making a comeback. Coach Tom Thibodeau still went with Rubio down the stretch and it paid off to get their third win in thrilling fashion. Hopefully this game can get him going. If for some reason he was cut in a shallow league, go get him. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Bulls
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He had his minutes increase in his last game, so Williams could get over 30 again tonight. He's a hold while he's healthy, but he's one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA. Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Devin Harris could have his minutes upped
    Devin Harris (toe) could play into the second half on Saturday against the Bulls.

    Advice: He's only played 11 minutes in each of his last two, so maybe Harris can play closer to 20 minutes tonight. He has to stay healthy for more than a week to warrant a pickup in most leagues. Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans officially out for Sunday
    Tyrele Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He's getting closer and he may have been able to play this weekend had he not had a calf issue. The Pelicans may be able to get him back in action this week, but he's fully expected to have a 15-minute limit for several games. He's going to be annoying to own for likely at least a month, but give him a look if you want to see if he can get it going. Yesterday, 1:51 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (leg) not expected to play Sun.
    Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is not expected to play Sunday vs. OKC, per coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: In addition to working his way back from surgery on his right knee, Evans is now dealing with tightness in his left calf. It is safe to assume Evans will have his minutes limited once he is finally healthy enough to suit up, but we still don't have a solid timeline as to when that will be. Yesterday, 11:06 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) is probable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (right great toe sprain) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Harris has played 11 minutes in each of the Mavs last two games, as he works his way back from the toe injury that cost him the first 16 games of the season. If Seth Curry sits out Saturday, Harris' minutes may bump up into the teens. However, Harris can still be left on waivers in standard leagues. Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • Deron Williams (calf) probable for Saturday
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable to play vs. Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Williams appears to have finally put his nagging calf issue in the rear-view mirror. D-Will has seen his playing time and production increase in each of the Mavs four previous games, from 15 minutes and four points last Friday to 14 points in 29 minutes on Thursday. When healthy, Willims is a fantasy asset, especially for teams in need of point guard depth. Over the first five games of this season, Williams averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers in 35 minutes per game. Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • John Wall scores 15 with 17 assists
    John Wall scored 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 15 assists in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 15 dimes and he added two rebounds, three steals and one triple in 37 minutes. Wall did miss practice on Thursday, but the Wizards are just managing his reps to keep him fresh for the games. The Wizards are only 6-12, so they will need to turn things around in order for Wall's fantasy value to be safe when it matters the most. Friday, 11:12 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay struggles vs. Houston
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: With Will Barton back in the mix, that means Mudiay will now have more pressure on him, as well. With Jameer Nelson playing well and the shooting guard minutes looking very full with Barton and Jamal Murray, Nelson could take some minutes from Mudiay. That's especially the case when the Nuggets are trailing in the second half. He's a headache to own in standard leagues. Friday, 11:02 pm
  • Jameer Nelson loses minutes with Will back
    Jameer Nelson scored five points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The return of Will Barton should really hurt Nelson's minutes. Barton looked 100 percent and ready to take on most of the shooting guard minutes, which is noteworthy for Nelson because he was playing big minutes in two-PG combos. Nelson will have value at some point because he has multiple avenues for minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay is shaky, but Jameer is a drop candidate now. Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Ricky Rubio has another bad game
    Ricky Rubio played 30 minutes against the Knicks on Friday with three points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: He had a rough time on defense, but at least coach Tom Thibodeau used Rubio in the fourth for the second straight game. Rubio hasn't been taking as many bad shots and he has been able to get the ball to the scorers, so that's a positive. He's annoying his fantasy owners right now, but he should still be held in all standard leagues. Friday, 8:33 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 15 with nine boards
    Avery Bradley scored 15 points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: His rebounding numbers haven't taken much of a hit with the Celtics back to full strength. In his last five, he's grabbed 7.2 boards with other averages of 17.6 points, 1.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.4 treys. Bradley's steals are starting to rise on top of the consistent scoring and rebounding, so he's looking like a major steal for his owners. Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and three treys in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He only shot 4-of-15 from the field, but did hit all three of his freebies at the line. Clarkson is locked in for minutes in the 30s with Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out, so the big lines will start flowing if he can find his shot -- he's shooting 38.0 percent from the field over his last five games. Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

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

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Friday, 12:14 am
  • Wade Baldwin gets 18 minutes
    Wade Baldwin played 18 minutes with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: After the game, coach David Fizdale said Baldwin played a good game, but he didn't spend too much time talking about him. Baldwin is clearly behind Andrew Harrison and could lose some run once the Grizzlies start getting players back in the lineup. He's more of a deep-league guy with the Grizzlies playing the long game on their first-round rookie. Thursday, 10:02 pm
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Thursday, 9:58 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Thursday, 9:51 pm
  • Goran Dragic leads Heat in scoring
    Goran Dragic scored 27 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday, adding six assists and four rebounds.

    Advice: Dragic had a strong fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his 27 points and tied his season high in points. With all the injuries on the Heat, he has been playing a lot of minutes, averaging 36.3 over his last three games compared to his season average of 32.5 and has been asked to carry this team. He has at least 16 points in the last three games and has a good matchup on Saturday against the Trail Blazers who play at a fast pace, which should create extra opportunities. Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Deron Williams gets 30 minutes vs. CHA
    Deron Williams scored 14 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign to see Williams get this much playing time on the second half of a back-to-back set -- he played 26 minutes on Wednesday. Williams is basically an injury waiting to happen, but he's worth a pickup if you have something to cut and need a point guard. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • Devin Harris gets 11 minutes again
    Devin Harris (toe) played 11 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday with three points, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was right at his 11 minutes from Wednesday night. Harris is one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA, so expect his minutes to be limited for quite some time. Thursday, 6:58 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Hornets
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He played 26 minutes on Wednesday night, so the back-to-back factor is likely in play on his minutes tonight. Coach Rick Carlisle has rested Williams in the second half of a game before, so that's an option. Williams is a risky asset in standard leagues and is a tough target in DFS. Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play vs. Hornets
    Devin Harris (toe) will play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's available at the right time with Seth Curry (knee) sitting this one out. Harris hit his minutes limit of 11 on Wednesday and is likely going to get a slight bump into the teens today. Considering the minutes cap, rookie Jonathan Gibson may be the better option tonight. Thursday, 2:45 pm
  • Tyreke Evans in a Lance Stephenson role?
    Coach Alvin Gentry said he sees Tyreke Evans (calf, knee) in a role similar to the one Lance Stephenson had with the Pelicans.

    Advice: That suggests Gentry wants to use Evans off the bench as a primary ball-handler. On the injury side of things, Evans did tightness in his left calf, which is a different leg from his right knee surgery that has kept him out this season. The Pelicans will certainly be limiting Evans for a very long time, so he may not be worth the trouble in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:44 pm
  • John Wall gets the day off on Thursday
    John Wall was given the day off for practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He's fine after playing 44 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday. The Wizards wanted to keep Wall's minutes down, but that hasn't happened with his 40.2 per game over his last five. He also led the team in usage rate over that span with a 43.1 assist percentage. He'll get plenty of minutes against the Spurs on Friday. Thursday, 12:15 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out Friday against the Clippers
    Tyreke Evans (right knee, left calf) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Head coach Dell Demps said Evans experienced tightness in his calf and won't play on Friday. Demps did add, however, that Evans would be back "sooner than later." Evans should be stashed in deeper leagues, but he's unlikely to warrant a start in standard leagues until he's eased back into action over the next few weeks. Thursday, 10:59 am
  • Devin Harris probable for Thursday vs Hornets
    Devin Harris (right toe sprain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris went scoreless in 11 minutes during his season debut on Wednesday and is unlikely to see many more minutes on Thursday (even with Seth Curry questionable). He can be left on waivers outside of the deepest leagues. Thursday, 9:08 am
  • Deron Williams probable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: Williams was able to play 26 minutes on Wednesday and is likely to see similar minutes on Thursday. He doesn't have a ton of upside, but D-Will is worth a look as a bottom-of-roster player in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Cory Joseph scores 16 off Raptors bench
    Cory Joseph had 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the Raptors bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Joseph has been flying under the radar, but is averaging 12.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games. If you're in a deep league, give him a look. Thursday, 2:15 am
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  • Brandon Knight scores 23 inefficient points
    Brandon Knight caught a tailwind on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Knight went just 6-of-18 from the field, but he hit all three of his 3-point attempts and he was 8-of-9 at the FT line. The overall scoring looks impressive but he came in shooting 37.5 percent from the field this season, a number that will drop after tonight's high-volume, low-efficiency performance. He's hurting owners in most roto leagues and a trade isn't necessarily a panacea. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 28 points with 10 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 28 points during a 131-109 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He's back after a brief slump with his fourth consecutive game with at least 27 points. Lillard's 564 points to start the season are the most by any Blazer in the first 20 games of a season. He's also the first player with at least 28 points, 10 dimes and four steals in a game this season. Lillard is back to posting first-round value on the season for his standard league owners. Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (mouth) gets 18 pts, 7 assists
    Tyler Johnson (mouth) returned on Wednesday with 18 points, seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and just one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson figures to earn extra playing time with Dion Waiters (groin) out for a few weeks, which bolsters his short-term appeal for games vs. the Jazz (Thursday) and Blazers (Saturday). He's been a borderline 12-team option all season even with the Heat close to full strength, so he makes sense as a short-term pickup - especially with Josh Richardson also hurting for the Heat. Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Deron Williams (calf) plays 26 minutes Wed
    Deron Williams (calf) finished Wednesday's game with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Williams' playing time is slowly creeping up, which is one bit of good news in the midst of a depressing season for the Mavs. With a 3-14 record they are dead last in the league, trailing even the 76ers (4-14), Nets (5-12), and Timberwolves (5-13). Williams has late-middle-round upside, but his injury-based risk makes him a borderline option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) makes his season debut
    Devin Harris (right toe) made his season debut on Wednesday, coming off the bench for one rebound in 11 scoreless minutes.

    Advice: Harris missed all three of his shot attempts and will likely need a few games to find a rhythm. The Mavs can surely use anything he can provide, given their injury problems, but Harris is likely to remain on a strict minute-limit for the foreseeable future. There's no reason to touch him outside of very deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • John Wall gets 44 minutes vs. Thunder
    John Wall played 44 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday with 15 points, six boards, 15 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Wizards probably should've had this game with a seven-point lead with four minutes left. After the loss, Wall said this was the toughest loss of the season, which may hurt even more for coach Scott Brooks against his former team. Wall getting 44 minutes tonight clearly indicates the Wizards have no intention of limiting him right now. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Clarkson, Williams lead Lakers' bench effort
    Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams each scored 18 points off the bench vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Clarkson going 9-of-18 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers' bench has averaged 52.4 points per game this season, the most for any team since at least 1985-86. That remarkable fact speaks to how well coach Luke Walton has balanced his young players and veterans, and the Clarkson/Williams duo isn't likely to be separated any time soon. Williams made 4-of-12 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs, with five boards and five assists, and both guys should have expanded roles until Nick Young (calf) returns to action. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Ricky Rubio gets 38 minutes, plays in fourth
    Ricky Rubio played 38 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points with two rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: After his recent fourth quarter benching, Rubio logged 9.3 minutes in the fourth tonight. He played very well today on the whole and most importantly the offense was able to go through Karl-Anthony Towns more often. Although, the Wolves not winning this game certainly isn't a positive. Rubio should still be held in standard leagues despite his recent struggles. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Wade Baldwin shoots 1-of-6 off Memphis bench
    Wade Baldwin came off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday for two points on 1-of-6 shooting, adding three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Memphis had a 7-3 record in their past 10 games, but they lost tonight and are likely to have a rough time without Mike Conley (back) for the next 6-8 weeks. Andrew Harrison was great in 35 minutes as the starting PG, and a veteran PG could be added in the next week, so Baldwin isn't a speculative add in most leagues. Wednesday, 8:18 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points in loss to TOR
    Troy Daniels came off the Grizzlies' bench to score 19 points in a loss on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vince Carter was out tonight with a hip injury, joining a pile of injured Grizzlies that includes Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Brandan Wright. The result was 21 minutes for Daniels, who made the most of the opportunity. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here, especially while Carter is day-to-day. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores career-high 21 points
    Andrew Harrison started at PG for Memphis on Wednesday, finishing with a career-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers, four assists, three steals and two rebounds.

    Advice: Mike Conley (back) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, and Harrison is a great pickup even though the Grizzlies might add a veteran PG in the near future. He leads all rookies in minutes played and is the fifth rookie this year to score 20+ points in a game. He averaged 18.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting in the D-League last season, and is worth grabbing until we see where the chips fall in Memphis. Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Deron Williams in the starting lineup
    Deron Williams (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He'll likely be limited, but coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to see him add a little more run. Williams is a risky fantasy asset. Wednesday, 5:32 pm
  • Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. TOR
    Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With Mike Conley (back) looking at a lengthy absence, Harrison will be Memphis' starting point guard until they sign someone else, and he could be worth a look as a DFS punt play. Tony Allen, Troy Williams, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will join Harrison in the starting unit, and Wade Baldwin should see a decent amount of minutes off the bench. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Tyler Johnson will play with mouth guard
    Tyler Johnson (mouth) will play with a mouth guard against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I need it. I can't be missing games because I'm missing teeth," Johnson said about playing with the mouth guard. He's had a rough run with mouth injuries in his career, so it makes sense for him to try something new. With Johnson back, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder should take a hit in playing time. Johnson is worth holding in standard leagues. Wednesday, 11:33 am
  • Wall limited at shootaround, says he'll play
    John Wall (left knee) was a limited participant during shootaround, but said that he's planning on playing Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wall spent most of shootaround getting treatment on his surgically repaired left knee, but it doesn't sound like he's planning on missing Wednesday's game against his head coach's former team. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off, but owners in season-long settings can probably go ahead and just get him active. Wednesday, 10:18 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) a game-time decision Weds
    Devin Harris (right toe) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said that Harris will likely make his regular-season debut tonight, but acknowledged that he'll be working with a strict minutes limit. Harris hasn't had a productive season since 2010, and there's no reason to believe that will suddenly change this year. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 9:07 am
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • Jordan Clarkson leads Lakers in minutes
    Jordan Clarkson hit 4-of-14 shots for nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Clarkson, along with teammate Brandon Ingram, led the Lakers in minutes with 29 on Tuesday night. He has now played at least 29 minutes in four straight games and has attempted no less than 14 shots in each of those games. The Lakers appear to be more inclined in giving Clarkson the playing time during D’Angelo Russell’s absence. Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Lou Williams continues to play well
    Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) 'feeling good'
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) feels his rehab has gone "tremendously well," and he's "feeling good."

    Advice: "I’ve seen him for a couple of weeks. He looks fine playing," Stan Van Gundy said after Monday’s practice. "Stamina is going to be an issue. I don’t think he could play 33 minutes a game right now. But whenever they tell me he’s ready to go and he tells me he’s ready to go in his mind, then he’ll go." Jackson was a full participant during Monday's practice, but acknowledged that he'd like to get in another full practice before returning to the court. Ish Smith's fantasy clock is ticking. Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Deron Williams (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: "I’d like to get him up some and see," said Rick Carlisle in reference to expanding Williams' workload. "Things are trending in a good direction." Williams logged 20 minutes in his return to action on Sunday, and it seems that he could see a slight increase in his playing allotment on Wednesday night. As Williams' minutes go up, Seth Curry's minutes will likely trend in the opposite direction. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Andrew Harrison likely to start at PG for Mem
    With Mike Conley (back) out for the next six weeks, the Grizzlies will likely be forced to start Andrew Harrison at point guard.

    Advice: Harrison was undrafted out of Kentucky and spent last season in the D-League. He made the Grizz this year after a strong showing in training camp and quickly earned coach David Fizdale's trust, securing a spot in the rotation. Harrison is averaging over 25 minutes per game this season and is actually fifth on the Grizzlies in total minutes played. However, he has struggled of late. He is just 1-of-18 from the field (5.6 percent) over Memphis' last three games. Nonetheless, the Grizz simply don't have a veteran PG to rely on. Unless Memphis trades for another guard, they will probably start Harrison and play Wade Baldwin behind him off the bench. Harrison has a chance to play 30-plus minutes a night, but will likely only be a fantasy asset in deep leagues. Tuesday, 11:26 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (right great toe sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Harris appears to be inching closer to a return. He's ramped up his participation in practice and could finally return to the Mavs lineup this week. With Deron Williams limited by a calf injury and J.J. Barea out until next month, Harris could earn some minutes in the Mavs backcourt. If he stays healthy and plays well, Harris would eat into D-Will's and Seth Curry's playing time. However, there is no need to consider grabbing him off the waiver wire in standard leagues yet. Tuesday, 10:13 am
  • Tyler Johnson (tooth) questionable for Wed.
    Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Denver.

    Advice: Johnson sat out Monday's game vs. Boston. With both Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow ruled out for Wednesday, there is already plenty of extra minutes to be split amongst Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder. Check back on Wednesday morning for an official update regarding Johnson's status. Tuesday, 9:13 am
  • Rubio benched in 4th quarter 3 straight games
    Wolves starting point guard Ricky Rubio has been benched the entire fourth quarter in each of Minnesota's previous three games.

    Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau has played 20-year old Tyus Jones over Rubio in three straight fourth quarters. Asked if it was hard for him to watch from the bench, Rubio simply said, "Yes." Rubio also stated he believes that Minnesota's lack of defense has been their biggest issue. "Defense has to come every night. It was supposed to be the key for this team to take off. But it’s not, right now." Rubio has played less than 30 minutes in four straight games and is averaging just 7.0 points, 4.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds over that stretch. Tuesday, 6:26 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Ricky Rubio fails to impress... again
    Ricky Rubio hit 4-of-5 shots for 11 points, two rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Rubio has played fewer than 30 minutes in five straight games and a lot of that has to do with Tyus Jones cutting into his playing time, especially in the fourth quarter. Although Rubio shot it well on Monday, he did not contribute much in any other category, leading to another subpar performance. He doesn't attempt many shots on a nightly basis, isn't a particularly good shooter, and his lack of minutes are limiting him on his peripheral stats. He's still worth holding in standard leagues despite the struggles, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him start showing up on waiver wires if he doesn't turn it around soon. And while Jones is hurting Rubio in the fourth quarter, he's not someone you want to target, either. Monday, 10:04 pm
  • John Wall posts ugly triple-double in win
    John Wall had 19 points, 11 assists and 11 turnovers for the kind of triple-double NBA players don't love posting on Monday night.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws, and added eight rebounds, three steals and a block, so his line was still nice despite the 11 turns. Maybe he was just getting jealous of Russell Westbrook's 5.4 TOs per game, and Wall came in at 4.2 per game. He's having a nice season and his knee seems to be holding up well, so things are still looking up for Wall. Monday, 8:53 pm
  • Andrew Harrison shoots 1-of-8 in loss
    Andrew Harrison shot 1-of-8 from the field in Monday's loss to the Hornets, scoring three points with four assists, one rebound and one triple in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't play well for the third straight game and is shooting a combined 1-of-18 from the field in that span. However, Mike Conley went down with a lower back injury and could possibly miss some time, and coach David Fizdale has previously said that Harrison is the primary backup over Wade Baldwin. That could obviously change, but both players will be worth keeping an eye if we get some bad news on Conley. Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Goran Dragic drops 27 & 17 in loss
    Goran Dragic returned from his elbow injury on Monday and went off for a season-high 27 points, a season-high 17 assists and a steal on 8-of-15 shooting in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: He also hit 11-of-12 free throws and looked fantastic after missing the last two games with his injury. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for his best game in recent memory. And now you just have to hope he's ready to start going off on a nightly basis for the Heat. Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Avery Bradley stays hot with 18 & 6
    Avery Bradley hit 8-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds and two assists in 39 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: He didn't commit a turnover and is in the midst of a great season. The fact he's leading the Celtics in rebounding continues to baffle most observers, but Al Horford and Jae Crowder are finally getting healthy, and could change that in a hurry. It will be hard for Bradley to keep this up all season, but so far he's shown no signs of slowing down any time soon. Monday, 7:27 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hit 7-of-23 shots in win
    Isaiah Thomas hit just 7-of-23 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers, but also made all nine of his free throws en route to 25 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Not the most efficient night for IT2, but the free throws and lack of TOs were nice. He's having a big season, but his 37 percent shooting from the floor over his last five games is a bit of a buzzkill. Hopefully his shots start falling again sooner than later. Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) will play Monday vs. BOS
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is a go for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Miami seriously needs him with both Tyler Johnson (tooth) and Dion Waiters (groin) out tonight, so his minutes will likely be in the high-30s tonight, and he's on the radar in DFS. Season-long owners should obviously deploy him with confidence. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Gentry hopeful to get update on Evans on Weds
    Alvin Gentry said he hopes to get more concrete information on Tyreke Evans’ (knee surgery) potential return on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jennifer Hale reported on Nov. 19 that Evans was "pain free" in his surgically repaired right knee, and that he could return in two weeks, and we're currently at the beginning of Week-2. That being said, Evans was rushed back into action too soon last season, and only lasted 25 games, so expect New Orleans to take an overly cautious approach this time around. Evans should be stashed in leagues with an IR-spot, but he might not be worth owning in standard leagues until January. Monday, 11:55 am
  • Reggie Jackson goes through full practice
    Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) made it through a full practice on Monday.

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

    Advice: We would imagine that Johnson should be able to return on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Dion Waiters (groin) is also out and Goran Dragic (elbow) is questionable, so Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington (thigh) and Rodney McGruder will have to step up Monday. Johnson is a hold in standard leagues. Monday, 9:34 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Monday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) remains questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

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

    Advice: "I feel fine," Wall said "Just doing everything I'm supposed to do, treatment, cold tub, all that. I feel fine. Just would've been better if we got both wins." He played in both games of the back-to-back set and has played 37 or more minutes in four straight games, so the Wizards are playing with fire. Wall will try to keep up his momentum against the Kings on Monday. Nov 28, 6:40 am
  • Lou Williams scores team-high 21 points
    Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Williams has scored 20+ points off the bench in six games this year, exceeding his total from the entire 2015-16 season. He's off to a torrid start and it's hard to avoid a sell-high recommendation since the Lakers are likely to emphasize youth development as the season progresses. Nov 27, 9:53 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 18 points on 17 shots
    Jordan Clarkson shifted to the bench on Sunday, where he turned in 18 points on 17 shot attempts, with five assists, four rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Clarkson's line would have been even nicer if he shot at his usual 46.3 percent from the field, but few owners will complain with this across-the-board production. He's a steady value whether he's starting or, more likely, coming off the bench. Nov 27, 9:46 pm
  • Allen Crabbe hits 2-of-3 triples off bench
    Allen Crabbe was quiet in 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring six points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe started the last time Portland faced the Rockets, beginning the game as James Harden's primary defender, but tonight that honor went to Moe Harkless. The upside is that he made 2-of-3 shots from deep after coming in with a career-worst 33.8 percent mark from downtown. He's getting plenty of easy looks, so eventually that number should trend up. Nov 27, 9:17 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) logs 20 minutes Sunday
    Deron Williams (ankle) played 20 minutes during Sunday's home victory, finishing with nine points, four assists, two rebounds and five turnovers.

    Advice: "I think there's a chance [Williams] will play into the second half tonight, but I don't know that for sure," coach Rick Carlisle said before the game. D-Will did start the third quarter but he sat out the final 16 minutes and it looks like the Mavs were keeping him on a strict 20-minute limit. If you own him, it makes sense to at least bench him until his playing time increases. Nov 27, 7:35 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson back to bench w/ Young active
    Jordan Clarkson will return to the bench on Sunday with Nick Young (toe) back in action.

    Advice: Clarkson's upside takes a hit with the news, but he's still an every-night fantasy option in standard leagues. Nov 27, 6:28 pm
  • Brandon Knight logs 17 mins off the bench
    Brandon Knight hit 2-of-10 shots in his 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing the game with just 11 points, two rebounds and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Knight owners this season, as he's currently ranked well outside the top-200 in standard 9-cat leagues owning averages of 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.1 triples and not much else on 37.5 percent shooting. However, the Suns are just 5-12 on the year, and Knight just really doesn't make sense on the roster, so it's not outlandish to assume he could be traded at some point. A trade could only be good for his value, so he's a hold in most leagues. Nov 27, 4:32 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Nov 27, 4:06 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 21 points w/ four treys
    Jameer Nelson scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, two boards, three assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson looks like a starter until further notice with Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) ailing, and this was his second productive game in a row (he posted a 21-point, 13-dime double-double on Friday). Nelson could be worth a speculative add in deep leagues for owners seeking some production in triples and assists, but just know that the 34-year-old veteran can fall off at a moment's notice. Nov 27, 3:33 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 19 points w/ six dimes
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four boards, six assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Mudiay's done a good job of taking care of the rock over his past five outing, committing just 1.2 turnovers per game, but unfortunately his other numbers of 10.8 points, 4.6 assists and 1.0 trey during that five-game span are far from encouraging. When you take into account the fact that he's hit just 36.2 percent of his shot attempts on the season, you have a guy that's just not worth owning outside of points leagues. Nov 27, 3:28 pm
  • Brandon Knight will return to the bench Sun
    Brandon Knight will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: While Knight loses roughly four minutes a game when he comes off the bench, his value is actually a bit better as he has more opportunities to create running with the second unit. He hasn't been great this season, but his name has been floated around in some trade rumors as of late, so he's a hold in most leagues as his value could improve dramatically outside of Phoenix. P.J. Tucker will draw the start tonight. Nov 27, 12:00 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) hopeful for Monday
    Goran Dragic said he is "hoping" to play Monday against Boston.

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

    Advice: He was able to go through full-court drills a few days ago and he's said to be targeting a return on Nov. 30 against the Spurs. Harris could eventually have a large workload with Deron Williams (calf) still banged up and J.J. Barea (calf) out for several weeks, but Seth Curry looks like the backcourt player to own in Dallas going forward. Nov 27, 6:22 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 34 points in win vs. MIN
    Stephen Curry scored 34 points in a win over the Wolves on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He matched his season high for minutes tonight and hit 30 points for the sixth time this season. The Warriors, like most teams, killed the Wolves in the third with Curry's 17 points leading the charge. They are back to smashing on teams with their NBA-best 13.5 net rating and 11-game winning streak. Better yet for Curry's fantasy owners, coach Steve Kerr says his guys feel fresh, so Curry should continue to drop massive stats. Nov 26, 10:33 pm
  • Ricky Rubio gets benched in fourth again
    Ricky Rubio was benched for the final 14:42 against the Warriors on Saturday, finishing with six points, two rebounds, seven assists and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was benched for the final 16 minutes on Friday in favor of Tyus Jones, who also closed this game out on Saturday. Coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't appear to be ditching Rubio because he's still getting heavier burn in the first half and time in the third. Thibodeau may also just be trying to get a feel for his guards. Rubio is still a hold in standard leagues despite one of his worst stretches of his career. Nov 26, 10:05 pm
  • Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD
    Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He is likely going to remain out of the rotation unless the Grizzlies need threes in bunches. Daniels can be dropped almost everywhere. Nov 26, 9:29 pm
  • Andrew Harrison's minutes take a hit
    Andrew Harrison moved back to the bench on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: With Troy Williams looking outstanding tonight and very good on Friday, Harrison may have some competition for minutes. He should still have minutes in the 20s while the Grizzlies are so thin on the wings. He's worth a look in deeper leagues for his defensive stats. Nov 26, 9:15 pm
  • John Wall plays 37 minutes vs. Spurs
    John Wall played 37 minutes against the Spurs during a 112-100 loss on Saturday, scoring 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

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

    Advice: We'll see what available to play means here, but Daniels isn't a lock to start. He had a bad game on Friday while Troy Williams had some productive minutes. We'll be looking for Memphis' starting lineup and post it ASAP. Nov 26, 4:11 pm
  • Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow out again
    Goran Dragic (elbow) and Justise Winslow (wrist) are out against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

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

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

    Advice: He missed Friday night's action and was ruled out before warmups. Dragic is only day-to-day, so he has a good chance to play Monday against the Celtics. If he is out for tonight, Rodney McGruder should get another start on the wing while Josh Richardson gets another shot as the starting point guard. Tyler Johnson should also get minutes in the low 30s. Both Richardson and Johnson are worth owning in all standard leagues. Nov 26, 12:18 pm
  • Troy Daniels questionable for Saturday
    Troy Daniels (left groin) is questionable to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He started for the second time in a row on Friday, but it did not go well in his 19 minutes. If Daniels doesn't play, Troy Williams would be a good bet to start while Andrew Harrison could wind up getting 40 minutes tonight. Daniels has no fantasy value right now. Nov 26, 11:04 am
  • Brandon Knight available via trade?
    Per ESPN, the Suns will make Brandon Knight available in trade talks at the February deadline.

    Advice: After averaging 36 minutes per game in 2015-16, Knight is down to just 25.1 minutes a night this season. He averaging career-lows in points (12.6), assists (3.1) and rebounds (2.7). A trade out of Phoenix would almost certainly boost his fantasy value. Nov 26, 10:00 am
  • Wade Baldwin was signed by MEM on Friday November 25. Nov 26, 12:31 am
  • Jordan Clarkson drops 20 w/ 4 treys, 5 steals
    Jordan Clarkson started in place of Nick Young (toe) and went off for 20 points, two rebounds, five steals and four treys in 38 minutes in a 190-85 loss to the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: His season-high for minutes was 31 prior to Friday, but the Lakers needed him to step up with both Nick Young (toe) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out. Clarkson shot 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, and he's looking at another heavy workload on Sunday vs. the Hawks -- Young's status is still up in the air and Russell is out for a couple weeks. He will be a popular target in DFS. Nov 25, 11:33 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points vs. Lakers
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points 8-of-17 shooting vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Curry added five assists, five rebounds, three steals, four triples and three turnovers. He played 36 minutes in the win, but coach Steve Kerr said before the game that he's not planning on resting his studs in the near future -- that's notable because the Warriors play the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday vs. the Wolves. It makes sense to check his status just in case. Nov 25, 11:27 pm
  • Ricky Rubio gets benched on Friday
    Ricky Rubio was benched down the stretch against the Suns on Friday, finishing with 11 points, one rebound, five assists, five steals and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He did not play in the final 15:43 because Tyus Jones gave the Wolves excellent minutes. Rubio has played well for the most part this season, but his offensive output has taken a turn for the worse. Rubio is still making just 22.2 percent from the field in his last five for just 4.8 points per game. He's more of a bench candidate and should be held in standard leagues. Nov 25, 11:09 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points with 10 dimes
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points during a 98-85 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Since he was semi-benched with only 13 minutes on Nov. 18, Bledsoe is surging again. In those four, he averaged 23.8 points, 7.3 boards, 6.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, 1.8 treys and 4.5 turnovers. Although, those turnovers are really high and coach Earl Watson was not happy with his team turning it over 26 times tonight. Still, Bledsoe is trending up after a brutal start. Nov 25, 10:54 pm
  • Tyler Johnson scores 22 points in 33 minutes
    Tyler Johnson scored 22 points with five rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes during a 90-81 win over the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: That's three straight games with at least 30 minutes for TJ, and he obviously saw a few extra tonight because Goran Dragic (elbow) did not play. Johnson still looks to be locked into his role around 30 minutes per game despite how he will come off the bench for just about all games, assuming the Heat are not decimated. He's a hold in standard leagues. Nov 25, 10:43 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 w/ 11 assists
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with 11 assists, four rebounds, one block and three triples in a 119-104 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: The Blazers had lost five of their previous six games, so they needed this win in the worst way. Lillard hit 9-of-17 shots from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with just one turnover. He was coming off a 40-point effort vs. the Cavs with 11 dimes and five treys, so his mini-slump is clearly behind him. He gets the Rockets on Sunday in what should be a shootout. Nov 25, 10:04 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores four in start
    Andrew Harrison started at point guard over an active Mike Conley on Friday, missing all eight shots from the field and making all four from the line with five rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: This was a very weird idea from coach David Fizdale to keep Conley's minutes down in a back-to-back, but he obviously likes Harrison in his rotation. Harrison played 42 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and not even this awful offensive game should cost him many minutes on Saturday. He's on the radar for short-term value in deeper leagues or as a DFS punt. Nov 25, 10:04 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets another start
    Troy Daniels scored three points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Troy Williams played pretty well in the second unit, so Daniels may be bumped from the starting lineup. Although, they both might start on Saturday for the aging Tony Allen. Daniels isn't worth owning. Nov 25, 9:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson picks up 21 points, 13 assists
    Jameer Nelson started vs. the Thunder on Friday and had 21 points, a season-high 13 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Denver was playing without Gary Harris (foot) or Will Barton (personal/ankle), which thrust Nelson back into the starting five. Barton is questionable to return for Sunday's game, and his availability will determine whether Nelson (who closed out the game at PG ahead of Emmanuel Mudiay) has more short-term fantasy appeal. Keep an eye on the injury report. Nov 25, 9:11 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay finds shot, scores 17 pts
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 points on Friday, making 5-of-10 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with a 3-of-6 mark from downtown.

    Advice: As nice as it is to see Mudiay find his shooting stroke, he's liable to follow it up with a stretch of five brutal games. He was a combined 7-of-28 in his previous three games and is shooting just 35.4 percent on the season -- he's actually regressed from his horrible shooting as a rookie. Aside from the scoring tonight, he added five assists, three rebounds and one steal with just one turnover in 30 minutes. Nov 25, 9:09 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has a good game vs. Philly
    Rajon Rondo made 2-of-5 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for six points with eight rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one turnover in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: That'll work. A lower usage rate with some dimes, boards and steals will be a recipe for success in both fantasy and reality. Rondo's owners would love to see more lines like this one as a low-end asset in standard leagues. Although, this did come against the 76ers. Nov 25, 8:13 pm
  • Clarkson, Ingram listed as starters on Friday
    Jose Calderon, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov are listed as the starters against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers are going to need plenty of help on the outside, so Clarkson should get major run tonight in an up-tempo matchup. We'll see plenty of Lou Williams off the bench tonight, as well. Nov 25, 7:25 pm
  • John Wall scores 26 with 10 dimes
    John Wall scored 26 points during a 94-91 win over the Magic on Friday, adding seven rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in a game-high 39 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, so what minutes monitor was coach Scott Brooks using here? Wall was expected to have his minutes held in check tonight on the front end of a back-to-back, so you can bet he has some sort of minutes restriction against the Spurs on Saturday night. Wall is still expected to play, but expect him to be closer to 30 than 40. Nov 25, 7:18 pm
  • Andrew Harrison to start at PG on Friday
    Andrew Harrison is starting at point guard for the Grizz on Friday night, in place of Mike Conley.

    Advice: We have conflicting reports regarding the status of Mike Conley. At first, it was assumed that Conley had the night off to rest. Then came word that Conley would play, but come off the bench behind Harrison. Stay tuned for a definitive update. Harrison has earned consistent minutes in Memphis' rotation, playing at least 24 minutes in each of the Grizzlies last six games. He played 42 minutes off the bench Wednesday. Nov 25, 4:49 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starting next to Mudiay
    Jameer Nelson will start at shooting guard over Jamal Murray on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone will stick with his familiar backcourt rotation. Murray is playing lights out right now, so he's the preferred option in both season long and for DFS. Nelson is worth a look in deeper formats while Will Barton (ankle) is out. Nov 25, 4:32 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) ruled out for Friday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) has been ruled out for Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Just as he got over his ankle injury, a new ailment sends Dragic to the sideline. The Heat said he is only day-to-day, so he may be able to go against the Grizzlies on Saturday. The last time Dragic was out, Josh Richardson started at the point, so that may happen again with Rodney McGruder starting. Even if Tyler Johnson stays on the bench, both he and Richardson should benefit. Nov 25, 3:34 pm
  • John Wall will have minutes monitored
    John Wall will have his minutes monitored on the front end of a back-to-back on Friday.

    Advice: The Wizards get the Magic tonight and the Spurs at home on Saturday. In the last back-to-back, Wall played 24 minutes on the front end and 31 minutes on the back end back on Nov. 16 and 17. His minutes should still be a little higher and close to 30. Start him in season-long, but he's a slight risk in DFS at his high price tag.Daily Slant: Wall is now best avoided in DFS contests this evening, but his minutes being monitored does make a few other Wizards more appealing. Bradley Beal has seen a ton of run since returning from his own injury, playing at least 40 minutes in each of the last two games, scoring no fewer than 45 FPs. He's a great bet for 35-38 minutes again tonight, making him an elite mid-range target at the SG spot. Markieff Morris and Otto Porter are also more attractive as a result of this news. Nov 25, 3:01 pm
  • Wade Baldwin IV activated for Friday
    Wade Baldwin has been recalled for Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Grizzlies need guards big time. Andrew Harrison played a whopping 42 minutes on Wednesday and should get big minutes yet again tonight with Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) still out. Baldwin is not a lock to play tonight. Nov 25, 1:41 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 19 with eight boards
    Avery Bradley scored 19 points during a 109-103 home loss to the Spurs on Friday, adding eight rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: His offense is catching up to his defense while he remains ranked as the top shooting guard for rebounds per game. Bradley's consistency as a scorer has been something with at least 41 percent made from the field in each of his last eight games -- he's made 46.3 percent from the field in that span. Bradley looks like a good bet to keep his early-round value all season. Nov 25, 12:53 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 24 points
    Isaiah Thomas scored 24 points with one rebound, eight assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: While Thomas has only made 38.5 percent from the field in his last five, his finger aggravation hasn't affected how he plays too much with similar shot distribution. The Spurs were also very physical with Thomas during this game, but he only made it to the line four times -- the Spurs went to the line 25 times compared to the Celtics going just nine times. Thomas should be an early-round player this year. Nov 25, 12:41 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Friday
    Goran Dragic (strained left elbow) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Dragic had finally moved past a nagging ankle injury, now we find out he is dealing with an elbow issue. Per Heat reporter Anthony Chiang, Dragic had an ice pack wrapped around his left elbow after Wednesday's shootaround, but said he was "ok" when asked about it. Dion Waiters (strained right groin) is also listed as questionable. If both Dragic and Waiters miss Friday, expected a major increase in minutes for both Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson. Nov 25, 7:57 am
  • Tyler Johnson chips tooth on Wednesday
    Tyler Johnson shattered a tooth in Wednesday's loss to the 76ers.

    Advice: Johnson's replacement tooth shattered during the loss, but it's nothing that will force the guard to miss any time. "I didn't even feel it," he said. "Obviously I felt that there was nothing there. But it didn't hurt or nothing. I thought I swallowed my tooth, though, because I couldn’t find it." Johnson has been inconsistent as of late, but he's still worth a bench spot in standard leagues. Nov 24, 7:13 am
  • Warriors set assists record in blowout win
    The Warriors lost to the Lakers on Nov. 4 this season, but they atoned on Wednesday with a 149-106 trouncing led by Stephen Curry's 31 points, nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Curry's nine dimes were second on the team behind Draymond Green (11), and the Warriors' team total of 47 assists made history. In addition to setting a franchise record, they had the most assists in an NBA game in 25 years (the Suns had 47 assists during the 1991-92 season). Kevin Durant's impact on Steph's fantasy value may have been over-stated -- he's still on pace for top-five value this season. Nov 23, 11:17 pm
  • Kris Dunn plays well in 26 bench minutes
    Kris Dunn came off the Wolves' bench on Wednesday with six points, four rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He outplayed starter Ricky Rubio (22 minutes) and led the team in +/- rating, posting a +10 in a game the Wolves lost by 21 points. Dunn was averaging just 14.0 minutes in his previous two games and tonight was a blowout, of course, so we'll need to see him do this a few more times before buying in while Rubio is healthy. Nov 23, 10:25 pm
  • Ricky Rubio goes scoreless in 22 minutes
    Ricky Rubio did not score in 22 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday, going 0-of-2 from the field without any free throw attempts.

    Advice: Rubio had five assists and two steals with just one turnover, but that doesn't make up for his disappearing act in the scoring categories. His steals have decreased this season at just 1.1 per game, and his shooting is as bad as ever -- 30.2 percent FGs and 67.9 percent FTs. Roto owners might seriously consider benching him until he shows some improvement. Nov 23, 10:25 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores three
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 1-of-8 from the field for three points with one assist and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: After a nice run last week, he's ice cold again. Mudiay is one of the most annoying players to own in fantasy and his owners in nine-category leagues may not even want to bother. He's worth owning in points leagues, though. Nov 23, 9:50 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hurts finger again
    Isaiah Thomas aggravated his sprained left middle finger injury on Wednesday and stayed in the game, finishing with 23 points, one rebound, five assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't seem to be too affected by the injury tonight. Thomas hit a back-breaking 3-pointer in the fourth and left his hand up after the release for a couple seconds. The finger sprain is minor, so he's fully expected to play on Friday. Nov 23, 9:33 pm
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