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  • ESPN: Wolves inquire about Derrick Rose
    According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Wolves have inquired about the availability of Derrick Rose.

    Advice: The Wolves are "among several teams" to reach out to the Knicks regarding a potential Rose deal, but it's not clear what Minnesota is offering. Rose will be a free agent this summer, so the Knicks will have to keep their asking price down. Rose played seven seasons under coach Tom Thibodeau, so he should be able to hit the ground running if he was moved to Minnesota. However, unless Ricky Rubio is part of the proposed deal, Rose would lose a lot of fantasy value on the Wolves. Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • ESPN: Wizards interested in Lou Williams
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Wizards have "explored trading a protected first-round pick" for Lou Williams.

    Advice: This confirms a report by The Vertical on Sunday, so there's definitely something here. The Lakers are going to be sellers at the deadline and are looking for draft picks, while the Wizards are looking to upgrade their second unit for a playoff push. Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, and with averages of 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.1 triples in just 24.2 minutes per game this season, it's easy to see why contenders will have their eyes on him at the deadline. If Williams finds a new home, that will benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • SAC plans to keep Langston Galloway and Evans
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that the Kings currently do not have any plans to release Langston Galloway or Tyreke Evans.

    Advice: An earlier report by Adrian Wojnarowski of the Verticle stated that the Kings intended to waive Galloway, but Divac is apparently deviating from that standpoint, although he did leave the door open by saying "at least for now." Galloway is in an overly crowded backcourt in Sacramento, so if he does stay with the team, it's unlikely he'll have much value. Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Tim Frazier looking at a bump in minutes?
    Tim Frazier is likely looking at a bump in minutes in New Orleans.

    Advice: With Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway out of the picture, Frazier becomes the primary backup behind Jrue Holiday and could also see more time in two-PG lineups -- Frazier has logged over 200 minutes next to Jrue Holiday this season. If you need a PG in a deep league, taking a flier on Frazier makes some sense given how thin the Pelicans are in their backcourt. He has season averages of 8.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.7 triples in 25.1 minutes per game. Yesterday, 8:10 am
  • Darren Collison and McLemore are available?
    According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo are all "available" with the deadline looming.

    Advice: The Kings moved on from DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday which signaled the beginning of a very long rebuild. Collison is set to become a free agent this summer and the Kings probably aren't confident about their ability to re-sign him, so moving him now for a draft pick makes sense before he walks for nothing. His owners will be hoping that he lands in a favorable spot, but a move would likely hurt his fantasy value. Ty Lawson is the big winner here if the Kings find a new home for Collison, unless of course the Kings bring in a young PG. Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • Tyreke Evans headed back to Sacramento
    Tyreke Evans will be traded to the Kings in the DeMarcus Cousins deal.

    Advice: The former Rookie of the Year is headed back to his old team. Evans is going to be an unrestricted free agent in July, so the Kings are clearly opening up as much cap room as they can for the upcoming offseason. As for the rest of this season, Evans may not have as much of a restriction and the Kings are now completely gutted on offense, so he's headed for a big opportunity. Of course, the injury risk won't go away. Sunday, 8:55 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
  • Langston Galloway to SAC in Cousins deal?
    Langston Galloway will reportedly be traded to the Kings as part of a deal sending DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: He is fully expected to be waived, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Galloway had some bright spots earlier this season while Jrue Holiday was out, so he should get some interest on either waivers or as a free agent. He has been out of the rotation at times lately, so he's almost certainly going to be added as a second-string guy at best. Sunday, 8:54 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo makes 14-of-17 shots
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made 14-of-17 shots to finish Sunday's All-Star game with 30 points, six rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block.

    Advice: In his first All-Star game, the Bucks' star led his team in scoring despite playing just 23 minutes and sitting out down the stretch. He hammered down a put-back dunk over Stephen Curry that will make highlight reels, and generally feasted in a game with zero defense. The Bucks are one game behind Detroit for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, and Giannis' production is more important than ever with Jabari Parker (ACL surgery) out for the season. Sunday, 8:22 pm
  • All-Star Russell Westbrook scores 41 points
    Russell Westbrook scored 41 points during Sunday's All-Star game, making 16-of-26 shots with seven 3-pointers, seven assists, five rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Westbrook has no 'off' switch. He threw down an alley-oop from Kevin Durant in the first quarter, which caused the Western Conference bench to serenade both players during a timeout, and the former teammates were the early focal point of tonight's game. His huge line came in just 20 minutes off the bench tonight, and he would have been the MVP for a third straight year if Anthony Davis hadn't blown up for a record-breaking 52 points. Sunday, 8:19 pm
  • Suns GM expects Ulis to have bigger role
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough believes that Tyler Ulis will "play more minutes" after the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline and Brandon Knight could be on the move, so Ulis' outlook is promising. It also helps that the Suns may manage Eric Bledsoe's minutes down the stretch, as coach Earl Watson has hinted that Bledsoe has struggled with fatigue at times this season. Ulis has been in and out of the rotation this season, but it sounds like the Suns want to give him a lot of burn moving forward and a Knight trade would be the first step. He's just a stash in deeper leagues while Bledsoe is healthy, but you might as well put him on your watch list. Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Lou Williams a target for the Wizards?
    Lou Williams could be a potential trade target for the Wizards according to The Vertical.

    Advice: Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, so the Sixth Man of the Year candidate is on a bargain of a contract. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and would probably be willing to flip Williams for a pick, and Washington "has shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick. Washington's bench isn't loaded by any means, so it's not crazy to think that Williams' value would be fine there. If he finds a new home, that should benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Sunday, 6:55 am
  • ESPN: Pistons still shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons have "continued to gauge the market" for Reggie Jackson, according to's Marc Stein.

    Advice: In case you missed it on Friday, the Pistons have reportedly talked to the Magic about a Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green deal. Plus, last month there was a Jackson for Ricky Rubio report, and also ESPN's Zach Lowe said the Pelicans had exploratory interest in Jackson. Ish Smith isn't the greatest stash in fantasy, but he has some appeal for owners needing a point guard. Saturday, 4:21 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas wants to play more?
    Coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas has frequently asked to play more minutes.

    Advice: "I'm used to Isaiah jockeying for minutes. He's done it 57 times," Stevens said. Thomas is up to 34.5 minutes per game this season, which is the most he's played since his Kings days in 2013-14 and also ranks 21st in the NBA this season. Stevens almost certainly won't be upping his All-Star's minutes, but Thomas is still going to be an elite fantasy guy going forward. Saturday, 12:48 pm
  • Suns GM: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

    Advice: "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Saturday, 7:36 am
  • Briante Weber assigned to D-League
    The Warriors assigned Briante Weber to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: The move will allow Weber to participate in Saturday morning's D-League All-Star game. Weber has appeared in five games with the Warriors this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes. Saturday, 7:22 am
  • Jason Terry wants to play 2 more years
    Jason Terry said he is planning to play two more years.

    Advice: "I’m going to play two more years, God willing," Terry said. "Actually, I am going to play two more years." Despite turning 40 later this year, the JET played 47 games this season with 17.1 minutes per outing. Although, the return of Khris Middleton should take minutes away from him. In fact, he's been a DNP-CD in two of the last last three games. Friday, 1:57 pm
  • D.J. Augustin possibly on the block?
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green to Detroit for Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: He was signed to a four-year, $29 million deal last year, so this wouldn't be about his contract. Everyone knows coach Stan Van Gundy likes his point guards to be able to shoot, so Augustin fits that bill. He could potentially get more minutes, but he's still not worth picking up unless you're cutting something you won't miss. DJA is 29 years old. Friday, 11:57 am
  • ESPN: Magic, Pistons talking Jackson deal
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to Orlando for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: To be clear, nothing is imminent. We're going to see a lot of Jackson trade rumors as the deadline approaches next Thursday. He's been vastly outplayed by Ish Smith lately and the Pistons just don't have the ammo to compete in the Eastern Conference right now, so being sellers makes sense. There could be some sort of draft compensation for the Pistons, but Jackson being signed through the 2019-20 season is a big factor on potential move. It makes sense to stash Ish Smith in deeper leagues. Friday, 11:54 am
  • Davis wants Pelicans to re-sign Jrue Holiday
    Anthony Davis said he plans to be "very involved" in the Pelicans efforts to re-sign Jrue Holiday this summer.

    Advice: Holiday will be one of the more sought-after free agents on the open market this summer. He has been remarkably efficient on offense this season. He's shooting a carer-high 46.8 percent from the floor and 39.3 percent from 3-point territory. Davis, who signed a five-year extension last summer, wants Holiday to stay in New Orleans. "I talk to Jrue all the time. He'll make his own decisions, but of course, we like him here," said Davis. Friday, 10:39 am
  • Derrick Rose viewed as a trade target
    Multiple teams view Derrick Rose as a potential trade target, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

    Advice: While Carmelo Anthony rumors continue to swirl, ESPN reports that Rose is attracting some attention from other teams in need of point guard help. Rose has been putting up impressive numbers of late. Over the Knicks last four games, Rose is averaging 19.0 points (on 57.9 percent shooting), 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds. If he is traded, his fantasy value would likely take a hit, as Rose would probably see fewer minutes and a reduced usage rate on a new team. Friday, 7:38 am
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 29 points in loss to CHI
    Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points during a 104-103 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: The other four starters scored a combined 29 points to match IT4 in this loss. Thomas set the franchise record for most 20-plus scoring games in a row with 41 to pass John Havlicek. He also has a chance to be the first Celtic ever to lead the NBA in scoring per game. Although, he still need 1.2 points per game to catch Russell Westbrook. IT has been a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores just five points
    Marcus Smart made just 1-of-5 from the field for five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a huge defensive play on the second-to-last possession, but fouled Jimmy Butler with 0.9 seconds left in regulation on the last Chicago play. Although, it was a very questionable foul call from the refs. Anyway, Smart's red-hot shooting came to a screeching halt with his game, which surprises nobody. After the break, Smart should likely drop below the 30-minute mark most nights due to the depth likely coming back. As long as you're OK with subpar shooting, Smart could be a solid hold for you. Thursday, 7:31 pm
  • Jeff Teague has a bad finish to 1st half
    Jeff Teague scored six points with six rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 27 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: Coming into last weekend, he had as much momentum as almost any point guard. However, Teague has fallen off a bit since then, averaging 10.2 points, 4.4 boards, 7.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.2 steal and 0.8 treys in those five. The dip in usage has been a big reason why and he's still shot the ball OK at 44.2 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. He should continue to flirt with early-round value. Thursday, 6:32 pm
  • Rockets confident Beverley's injury is minor
    The Rockets are confident Pat Beverley's groin strain is not serious, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: Beverley did not return from his groin strain in the first half on Wednesday, which allowed Corey Brewer to start the third quarter. There doesn't appear to be any further evaluation scheduled beyond what he had Wednesday night, so he will likely be ready to roll after the All-Star break. For now, there's little reason to speculative add Brewer or Sam Dekker. Thursday, 2:31 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (illness) ruled out Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (wrist, illness) will not play on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Bulls are listing him as out with an illness as opposed to his sore right shooting wrist, so hopefully that's a sign that he will be 100 percent when the Bulls return from their All-Star break. Michael Carter-Williams will draw another start, but he doesn't have a great ceiling with Jimmy Butler running the show. Thursday, 9:18 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) targeting Feb. 24
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) said he's targeting a return on Feb. 24 against the Raptors, the first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "I want to play and play through it," Bradley said of the Celtics' decision to shut him down until the break. "But the team advised me that it's just not the time to take that risk right now with something potentially happening with my Achilles, or a different injury." He added that he's been pain-free for a while, but he's going to ramp up his activities this week and his owners can look forward to having back in their lineups on Feb. 24. Thursday, 7:53 am
  • Suns unlikely to deal Eric Bledsoe?
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

    Advice: "He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense. Thursday, 6:29 am
  • Shaun Livingston resumes typical role on Wed
    Shaun Livingston (personal) returned on Wednesday, going scoreless with one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes of action.

    Advice: Livingston missed Tuesday's game after the birth of his child, but he resumed his usual role tonight, playing minutes in the teens as a glue-guy for the second unit. His real-world importance to the Warriors vastly outstrips his fantasy value. Wednesday, 10:26 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe posts triple-double in easy win
    Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break. Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • George Hill scores 19 points in win
    George Hill scored 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hill did roll his left ankle in the second half, but he stayed in the game. His left foot has given him some problems with his left toe sprain from earlier this season, but hopefully this ankle tweak will go away over the break. After a strong start, Hill closed his first half with fifth-round value per game, which is a fair expectation going forward. Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • OKC wins behind Russell Westbrook's 38/14/12
    Russell Westbrook headed into the All-Star break with an exclamation point, dropping 38 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in a win vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: New York had zero answers for Westbrook defensively, and he wound up making 13-of-22 shots and 9-of-13 free throws to help his team snap a two-game losing streak. There are no Western Conference teams playing on Thursday, so the Thunder head into the break with the No. 7 seed, 1.5 games behind the Grizzlies. It will be fascinating to see how the two-time All-Star MVP performs this weekend, especially if Steve Kerr puts him in the same lineup as Kevin Durant. Wednesday, 9:43 pm
  • Derrick Rose hits 11-of-21 shots, scores 25
    Derrick Rose stayed hot on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-21 shots for 25 points, but it wasn't enough to avoid a road loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rose heads into the All-Star break on an upswing, having averaged 19.0 points on 33-of-57 shooting (57.9 percent) in his past four games. He rounded out tonight's line with seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes, which is all his owners can ask for. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 18 points vs. Jazz
    C.J. McCollum scored 18 points during a 111-88 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday, adding two rebounds and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz can shut down the best of them and they took care of the dynamic duo in this one. Damian Lillard was even worse, making just 3-of-19 from the field for 13 points. Lillard also had some cheers in this game with some Weber State fans showing up to give Dame some love. Both Dame and C.J. could see some of their teammates get traded, but they will have terrific value regardless. Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 21 points in loss
    D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points in a blowout loss to the Suns on Thursday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Russell ranks ninth on the Lakers in fourth quarter minutes this season because coach Luke Walton likes to go with the hot hand down the stretch, so it was nice to see Russell get close to 10 minutes of garbage time tonight after not playing a single minute in the fourth quarter on Tuesday vs. the Kings. His FG percentage is still an issue and he shot 7-of-20 from the field in this one, but he managed to hit all five of his free throws. With Lou Williams and Nick Young expected to be popular names at the deadline, hopefully we'll see Russell close out a lot more games after the break. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Reggie Jackson breaks out of slump w/ 22 pts
    Reggie Jackson finally broke out of his slump in Wednesday's 98-91 win over the Mavericks, scoring 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: R-Jax was averaging 10.4 points on 37.3 percent shooting in his previous 10 outings, so it has to be a huge relief for his owners that he finally showed some signs of life before the break. He dished out four assists with a pair of steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, but Ish Smith also played well with 10 points and three assists in 20 minutes. In case you missed it, a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN indicated that R-Jax is a candidate to be moved at the deadline, but a trade may not be a bad thing with Smith breathing down his neck in Detroit. Jackson has been a bust this season, but he's still a hold in most leagues and tonight was encouraging. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Marcus Smart dominant with 21/5/5 & 8 steals
    Marcus Smart was a dominant force during Wednesday's home win, stealing the ball eight times while making 7-of-11 shots to finish with 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and one block.

    Advice: Smart also commited six turnovers in 34 minutes, but who cares? He said after the game that he's never felt more comfortable in a Celtics uniform, which is ironic since his name continues to surface in trade rumors. Boston has now won 11 of their last 12 games, a stretch that's even more impressive due to the absence of Avery Bradley (Achilles). Bradley could return soon after the All-Star break, threatening Smart's starting role and playing time, but owners should obviously hold on tight here. Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas ties John Havlicek's record
    Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 33 points to help Boston beat the Sixers on Wednesday, sinking 9-of-19 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs with four 3-pointers, four boards and three assists.

    Advice: Thomas tied John Havlicek's franchise record with at least 20 points in 40 consecutive games, and he's likely to break the record vs. Chicago on Thursday. "Red Auerbach always said it’s not how fast you are, it’s how quick you are," Havlicek said. "[Thomas] certainly is quick with the ball and he’s also low to the ground and gets to places where other people can’t because of their size. I think he’s been an absolute delight to watch." Thomas' fantasy owners are nodding in agreement. Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Jeff Teague hands out 11 assists in defeat
    Jeff Teague dished out 11 assists with 15 points, two 3-pointers and four boards during Wednesday's road game vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Teague had six dimes in the first quarter alone, helping Indiana pick up an early 32-28 lead, but they couldn't sustain it in another tough defeat. He's cruising as a top-40 roto value this season thanks to 15.6 points, 1.0 threes, 4.1 rebounds and strong percentages, as well as value-anchoring assists (8.1) and steals (1.5). Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Antetokounmpo stuffs stat sheet in Brooklyn
    Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffed the stat sheet in Wednesday's 129-125 victory over the Nets, finishing with 33 points, nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo scored only eight points on Monday, so it was nice to see him bounce back in classic Greek Freak fashion on Wednesday. He was touted as a breakout candidate before the season and has most certainly lived up the hype. Giannis enters the All-Star break averaging 23.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals per game. Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return
    Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He may have tweaked it on a drive to the basket and came out after that. Beverley did have a minor groin injury in 2015, but this isn't a chronic issue for him. If the break isn't a long enough time to get healthy, there could be more minutes for Corey Brewer and Sam Dekker. Brewer started the second half. Wednesday, 6:17 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) out for next 2 games
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play in the Celtics final two games prior to the All-Star break.

    Advice: He's going to miss both Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers as well as Thursday's matchup against the Bulls, but he's reportedly pain-free and has been going through two-a-day workouts since February 8, so he has a good shot of getting back on the court following the All-Star break. Marcus Smart will continue to start in his absence with Isaiah Thomas running the show on offense. Wednesday, 2:56 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) questionable for Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (wrist) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: He did about half of practice on Wednesday. Wade has missed the last two games due to some swelling in his shooting wrist, so he's likely shaping up to the a game-time decision for the 8:00 start in Chicago. If he can't go, Michael Carter-Williams gets a slight bump while Doug McDermott could build off his 20-point Tuesday. Wednesday, 11:25 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Report: Detroit shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons are open to moving Reggie Jackson at the deadline, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe states that while the Pistons are unlikely to part ways with Andre Drummond, sending away Jackson isn't entirely out of the question. Thus far, Jackson has been linked to New Orleans, Orlando and Minnesota, and out of all those potential destinations, Orlando would probably be the best landing spot as Jackson would easily be the No. 1 option on offense there. If he does end up getting traded and Detroit doesn't bring back a guard, Ish Smith would likely emerge as Detroit's starting point guard, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Report: Lakers are actively shopping Williams
    The Lakers are reportedly actively shopping Lou Williams, and it seems likely that he will be moved by the trade deadline.

    Advice: At 30 years old, Williams just doesn't make much sense on a rebuilding roster, and with a cap friendly contract, the Lakers should be able to get some nice return if they choose to deal the Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Sending away Sweet Lou would also open up minutes for Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, but Williams would likely lose some value playing outside of Los Angeles. Wednesday, 6:53 am
  • Darren Colllison scores 13 in win over Lakers
    Darren Collison hit 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He played 40 minutes, but Boogie Cousins was amped for this game and shot it about every time he touched it, limiting Collison's shots in the process. Ty Lawson was out with his adductor strain and any time he's in street clothes, Collison is a viable fantasy play. He just didn't have a big game tonight. If Lawson plays on Wednesday, fading Collison is probably the way to go. Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points w/ four treys
    Lou Williams scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 24 minutes and scored 19 points alone in the fourth quarter to nearly steal this one for the Lakers. Williams also hit 5-of-5 from the line and racked up five assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers. Williams is on a bargain of a contract and he's expected to draw a ton of interest at the deadline, so his value could take a hit if he's moved to a contender. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell benched down the stretch
    D'Angelo Russell was benched down the stretch of Tuesday's loss to the Kings, finishing with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Russell usually gets benched late if he doesn't have it going, so that's exactly what happened tonight -- Russell didn't play at all in the fourth quarter while Lou Williams scored 19 of his 29 points in the final frame. Russell added just two rebounds, one assist, two steals, two triples and five turnovers, and he continues to be a headache for his fantasy owners. The Lakers are shopping both Nick Young and Williams, so that would be huge for Russell after the break if at least one of those two guys are moved. Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Dubs gives second 10-day contract to Weber
    The Warriors have signed Briante Weber to a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: The timing of this deal is odd as Weber will only have the opportunity to suit up for a total of two games until this second contract expires due to the All-Star break, but this could be a sign that the Dubs will be without Shaun Livingston (personal) for Wednesday's game against the Kings. Weber saw 24 minutes on Monday night with both Livingston and Klay Thompson (heel) unavailable, but only managed to put up two points, three dimes, one steal, one block and one board. Tuesday, 2:28 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) ruled out Tuesday
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist contusion) has been ruled out Tuesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Wade has missed after injuring his wrist in a fall last Friday. Jimmy Butler (heel) is probable, but Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (ankle) are out, which will leave the Bulls shorthanded once again. Denzel Valentine, Jerian Grant and Rajon Rondo are expected to soak up the extra minutes available. Tuesday, 9:13 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • McCollum, Lillard play well in OT loss
    C.J. McCollum hit 9-of-24 shots and three 3-pointers for 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists in Monday's overtime loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Damian Lillard hit just 6-of-21 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, six boards and four assists in the loss. The Blazers scored the first seven points of overtime, but the Hawks responded with 12 unanswered points and held on for the comeback win. Lillard has hit just 37 percent of his shots over his last five games, but CJM's been holding it down at 49 percent over that stretch. Monday, 11:04 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 15 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 15 points in 25 minutes vs. the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: Evans finished 6-of-11 from the field and dished out four assists with four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers. He was expected to be on a 20-minute limit, so it's a great sign that he played 25. Evans should continue to trend up after the All-Star break, so this feels like the appropriate time to pick him up again. Monday, 10:41 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
  • Tyler Ulis picks up a DNP-CD
    Tyler Ulis was DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest, but Brandon Knight got the backup PG minutes even though Ulis scored a career-high 13 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday. The Suns might be showcasing Knight for a trade and we still think Ulis will be more involved after the break. However, tonight confirmed that he's just a stash in deeper leagues. Monday, 10:03 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 37 points in loss
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest in Monday's 110-108 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 37 points on 11-of-22 shooting with five assists, two rebounds, three steals, three triples and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe clearly benefitted from the day off and coach Earl Watson hinted that his health is the most important thing with the Suns struggling out West. "The last couple weeks he’s played amazing, the month of January, too,’’ Watson said. "We got into February and you could tell he kind of hit a physical wall. His health is more important to us right now than anything else." Bledsoe should be fine the rest of the way, but his owners can expect a few DNPs later on in the season. Monday, 9:37 pm
  • George Hill held to six points
    George Hill scored six points on 2-of-11 shooting vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz scored a season-low 72 points in the blowout loss, but that's what happens when Hill and Gordon Hayward combine to score 13 points on 4-of-23 shooting. Hill only logged 26 minutes and added one rebound, one assist and one triple, but he has nowhere to go but up in a great matchup on Wednesday vs. the Blazers. Monday, 9:09 pm
  • Russell Westbrook plays 24 minutes in loss
    Russell Westbrook played 24 minutes in a blowout loss to the Wizards on Monday, scoring 17 points on 5-of-19 shooting.

    Advice: Joffrey Lauvergene also scored 17 points in the garbage time special, so it was that kind of night for Westy. He finished 7-of-7 from the line and missed all four of his 3-point attempts, adding four boards, four assists and two steals. The good news is that Westbrook should feast against Derrick Rose and the Knicks on Wednesday. Monday, 8:34 pm
  • Marcus Smart drops 19 points w/ complete line
    Marcus Smart filled up the stat sheet on Monday with 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Smart logged 35 minutes tonight, as the Celtics walked away with a 111-98 win in Dallas. He's averaging 2.2 steals in his past 12 games, to go along with 10.9 points, 1.4 threes, 4.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists, which is more than enough to compensate for his 39.0 percent shooting. Avery Bradley (Achilles) will dent his appeal once he's healthy, but even then Smart should have enough value to justify owning him everywhere. Monday, 8:11 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo quiet in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 37 minutes of Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: It's nice to know the Bucks can win when Giannis isn't feeling it, as his eight points were a season low in a game in which he wasn't injured this season. He'd scored between 20 and 41 points in his previous five games and this was clearly just an off night for Giannis. He'll bounce back in the next one. Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores nine points in loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two rebounds, nine assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jackson has been struggling, to put it mildly, scoring nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. His shot isn't falling and he's averaging just 9.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting in his last five games. He's due to break out of his funk soon, but for now, Jackson is a tough guy to start in fantasy leagues. Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) starting Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) is starting on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's returning from a day of rest on Saturday vs. the Rockets, a move that will send Brandon Knight to the bench. Bledsoe's outlook isn't the greatest with the Suns in tank mode, but he's an elite fantasy weapon when his shot is falling. Unfortunately, he's shooting just 39.8 percent from the field in February. Monday, 5:25 pm
  • Briante Weber could get some extra mins Mon
    With both Klay Thompson (heel) and Shaun Livingston (personal) unavailable for Monday's matchup with the Nuggets, Briante Weber could see some extended minutes with the Warriors.

    Advice: Weber may be able to flirt with minutes in the teens tonight, but that's still not enough time for him to make a difference in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Monday, 1:08 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) doubtful for Tuesday
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Wade underwent an MRI on Monday, but the results of that test have yet to be released. Once the MRI results become public we'll have a better idea on Wade's status, and owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround. With Wade and Jimmy Butler (heel) uncertain for Tuesday night, Denzel Valentine and Jerian Grant could be forced to take on a larger offensive role while Rajon Rondo would have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 11:33 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Shaun Livingston (personal) out Monday
    Shaun Livingston (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He's away from the team for paternity reasons. For now, his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings is up in the air. With Livingston out, the Warriors may take an extended look at Briante Weber who will sign a second 10-day contract with the team. Monday, 10:58 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) making progress
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Avery Bradley (Achilles) is feeling about as good as he's felt since before the injury.

    Advice: To be clear, there's been no update to Bradley's timetable and he won't play on Monday vs. the Mavericks. The Celtics are expected to hold him out through the All-Star break, but we should know for sure when the Celtics return home after their game vs. Dallas. Marcus Smart will continue to benefit the most in his absence. Monday, 9:38 am
  • Briante Weber will get another 10-day deal
    The Warriors are planning to sign Briante Weber to another 10-day deal.

    Advice: He's played a total of 11 minutes in three appearances, scoring six points with two boards, one assist and one steal in that span. Weber is a lot of fun to watch and is an exciting defender, but he doesn't have a great path to minutes in Golden State and belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Monday, 8:21 am
  • Darren Collison scores 20 points in 41 mins
    Darren Collison hit 7-of-16 shots for 20 points with eight assists, six rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Collison played big minutes once again and has now seen a two percent boost in usage over his last five games. During that stretch, he has averaged 38.4 minutes, 20 points, five assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. Collison should continue to thrive so long as Ty Lawson (adductor) is sidelined. The Kings’ next game is on Tuesday against the Lakers, who are yielding the fifth most fantasy points per game to point guards. Feb 12, 8:48 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) quiet in return Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle) returned from a two-game absence on Sunday with seven points (2-of-6 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 15 minutes during the Pelicans' road loss.

    Advice: Evans was on a 20-minute limit and should stay there for the team's final games before the All-Star break on Monday (at Phoenix) and Wednesday (at Memphis). He hasn't played more than 28 minutes in a game all season and has been a fantasy liability since returning to action on Dec. 15, so there's no reason to think he'll post top-150 value after the All-Star break. Feb 12, 8:39 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
  • Reggie Jackson struggles in Sunday's loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 1-of-5 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for six points, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Jackson struggled once again and was outperformed by Ish Smith. Jackson has hit a rough patch, averaging 25.8 minutes, 8.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game in his last six heading into this contest. He has also played fewer than 30 minutes in eight consecutive games. Although his recent performances can be frustrating to fantasy owners, he remains a hold. Feb 12, 5:47 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) to play 20 mins Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play "about 20 minutes" vs. the Kings on Sunday, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans is returning from a two-game absence and it's a good sign that the typically cautious Pelicans are rolling him out there prior to the All-Star break. His minutes will likely be monitored all the way, however, which limits his appeal as a rest-of-season fantasy option. Feb 12, 4:47 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
  • X-rays negative for Dwyane Wade (right wrist)
    X-rays on Dwyane Wade's bruised right wrist were negative.

    Advice: Wade injured both of his wrists on Friday and his right wrist was very swollen, but the good news is that nothing is broken. We're considering him questionable for Tuesday's game, and if he can't suit up guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Denzel Valentine will see increased opportunities. Feb 12, 3:10 pm
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) out Sunday vs. Wolves
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist contusion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Wolves, and he plans to have his wrist X-rayed.

    Advice: Jimmy Butler (heel), Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (food poisoning, ankle) are also on the sidelines today, leaving the Bulls extremely thin on the wings. Expect Doug McDermott, Michael Carter Williams and Denzel Valentine to benefit the most until some healthy bodies get back in the rotation. Daily Slant: Another player to look at is Taj Gibson. He’s only played 86.1 minutes without Butler and Wade on the floor this season but he's been excellent in that scenario, posting 1.15 fantasy points per minute, a 27.8% increase above his normal rate. With all of these scratches for Chicago, Gibson is certainly a bargain across the industry. In fact, he’s one of our top points-per-dollar plays available today. Despite being without their stars, the Bulls are only 6.5-point underdogs, so the game should be competitive. Feb 12, 11:11 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • George Hill scores 22 points in return
    George Hill scored 22 points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He looked fine during this game and the night off on Thursday looks like it was more about rest than his toe sprain. Considering how often Hill has been hurt this year, there's always going to be a chance he gets rested on the road in a back-to-back set. The Jazz are home in their last two games before the break on Monday and Wednesday, so maybe the time off will help Hill get his toe right. He should be a mid-round guy going forward. Feb 11, 9:44 pm
  • Marcus Smart plays through leg cramps
    Marcus Smart played through a cramp in his left leg on Saturday vs. the Jazz and finished with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He only left the game for a brief moment, but he was able to return and closed this one out. Smart made another start for Jae Crowder (personal), but struggled to find his shot, hitting 4-of-11 from the field and 0-of-5 from deep. He's a lot like Robert Covington because he's a stat stuffer that can kill your FG percentage, but he's worth deploying in most leagues until the Celtics get some bodies back. Feb 11, 9:42 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores season-high 19 points
    Patrick Beverley scored a season-high 19 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's in a good offensive rhythm right now with three straight games scoring 14 or more. Beverley knows he's not the best point guard on his team and he compared his shooting guard role to the NBA's backup point guards. "I can't name a backup point guard better than me in the NBA," Beverley said. Pat-Bev has been very consistent all year as a mid-round player. Feb 11, 9:27 pm
  • Tyler Ulis scores career-high 13 points
    Tyler Ulis scored a career-high 13 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Brandon Knight was awful in this game, so this was a good night for Ulis to move up on the depth chart. Coach Earl Watson talked up Ulis after the game and made it seem like more minutes could be headed his way. He's only a stash in deep leagues, of course. Feb 11, 9:12 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 47 in loss to GSW
    Russell Westbrook tried to put the team on his back during a 130-114 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 47 points and adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and 11 turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He made 14-of-26 from the field and 16-of-18 from the line to get him to his 47.2 usage rate today. Westbrook looked angry for most of this game and he was yelling "I'm coming" to Kevin Durant in the third quarter despite the Warriors being up 18 at that time. The turnovers have also been a problem for Westbrook with five double-digit turnover games this season, which is the most for a player in any season over the last 30 years. The Thunder are sitting in the seventh seed and aren't playing nearly as well as they were earlier this year. Feb 11, 8:48 pm
  • Jeff Teague attempts two shots in loss to MIL
    Jeff Teague attempted a season-low two shots vs. the Bucks on Saturday, scoring two points with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: There's no report of an injury and Teague said after the game that it "just wasn't my night." Teague was putting up averages of 16.3 points, 9.2 assists, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals in his previous 10 games, so tonight's performance should be an outlier on what has been a fantastic season. He should be a lot better on Monday despite a tough matchup with the Spurs. Feb 11, 7:54 pm
  • George Hill (toe, rest) starting vs. Boston
    George Hill (toe, rest) is starting vs. the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He wasn't on the injury report and this confirms that he was held out for precautionary reasons on Thursday vs. the Mavericks. Get Hill back in your lineups. Dante Exum will return to the bench, but he was never a pickup in fantasy anyways. Feb 11, 7:08 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 20 w/ 10 assists in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo nearly triple-doubled in a 116-100 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 20 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds.

    Advice: He logged 34 minutes and shot 4-of-9 from the field, adding two blocks, one steal and two turnovers. Giannis has been super aggressive sans Jabari Parker (knee) and finished 12-of-14 from the line tonight after scoring a career-high 41 points and hitting 18-of-21 free throws on Friday vs. the Lakers. His biggest accomplishment was getting Paul George into early foul trouble, as the Pacers were forced to switch Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles onto him -- Giannis had a field day against them. He gets a matchup with the Pistons on Monday. Feb 11, 6:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable for Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row and remains day-to-day with a left ankle sprain, but the upgrade from questionable to probable is a really good sign. The Pelicans are usually pretty cautious with injuries, but Evans is trending in the right direction. We'll have an update after the morning shootaround. His expected return will likely reduce Tim Frazier's workload, but keep in mind that E'Twaun Moore (personal) isn't expected to play. Feb 11, 6:10 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
  • Dwyane Wade probable vs. Wolves
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist contusion) is probable to face the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: He had ice packs on both of his wrists after the lose in Phoenix on Friday night. The probable tag is a good sign and Wade could be in for a big game with Jimmy Butler (heel) still nowhere near 100 percent. Feb 11, 4:06 pm
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Resting Bledsoe makes sense, as earlier in the week, coach Earl Watson mentioned how he thought Bledsoe might have hit a "physical wall." After a red-hot January, Bledsoe has cooled off of late. Over his last four games, Bledsoe was averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 turnovers, while shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from 3-point territory. Devin Booker will be asked to carry even more of the offensive load than usual on Saturday. Brandon Knight and Leandro Barbosa will see extended minutes. Feb 11, 10:28 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points vs. Bulls
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: We've heard coach Earl Watson talk about Bledsoe hitting the "physical wall" in the last week, but Bledsoe himself admitted after the game that he's dealing with some fatigue. He added that the All-Star break should cure this issue, so there's little reason to worry about his workload beyond next week. Feb 10, 11:03 pm
  • Dwyane Wade returns from illness
    Dwyane Wade (illness) returned to action against the Suns on Friday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He had a fall in this game and had ice packs on both of his wrists during his post-game interview. Wade said he wants to see how he's feeling on Saturday before figuring out if he can play on Sunday against the Wolves. He did look healthy for the most part and even had a chasedown block, but this was a bad loss for the Bulls. Feb 10, 10:46 pm
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Jrue Holiday goes off against Wolves
    Jrue Holiday scored 25 points with six rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Hey, Draymond Green wasn't the only guy to post a big stat line with plenty of steals. Holiday becomes the sixth player since 1984 to record that stat line in points, assists, boards and steals in 38 minutes or less. Holiday is one of the hottest properties in fantasy as a top-10 player in his last 12 games. He won't be this good, so he is a sell-high player. He's still likely to be an early-round guy going forward. Feb 10, 10:22 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 22, hits game-winner
    Darren Collison scored 22 points and hit the game-winning layup with 3.5 seconds remaining in Friday's 108-107 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: The Kings outscored the Hawks 34-23 in the fourth quarter and came all the way back from a 22-point deficit. Collison logged 44 minutes with Ty Lawson (groin) watching from the sidelines, shooting 8-of-16 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two triples with just one turnover. If Lawson misses more time, Collison should have another strong game vs. the Pelicans on Sunday -- New Orleans is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing point guards this season. Feb 10, 10:18 pm
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