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  • Vogel says Magic are missing Jonathan Isaac
    Magic coach Frank Vogel said his team is really missing Jonathan Isaac (ankle).

    Advice: "You hate to say you’re missing a 20-year-old rookie, but we are," Vogel said. "He’s a dynamic player, especially on the defensive end, and he’s missed. But every single team in the league has got guys out." He's missed the past five games since spraining his ankle on Nov. 11 and still has some swelling, but he's hoping to return to the court before the end of Orlando's four-game road trip that ends on Nov. 27. With the Magic struggling, Isaac's stash appeal is solid. Today, 7:50 am
  • Nicolas Brussino assigned to G-League
    Nicolas Brussino has been assigned to the G-League.

    Advice: He has played four games in the G-League this season compared to two games with the Hawks, but Atlanta may take a long look at him later in the campaign. Today, 6:37 am
  • Norman Powell returned to action on Wednesday November 22. Today, 12:39 am
  • Vince Carter returns vs. Lakers on Wednesday
    Vince Carter (kidney stones) played nine minutes on Wednesday, finishing with two points, one rebound and one block.

    Advice: VC wound up missing seven games, but his return doesn't have a clear fantasy impact -- Sacramento's rotations are already chaotic, and Carter hasn't played more than 18 minutes in a game all season. It's nice to see him healthy, though. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores two points
    Nerlens Noel scored two points in four minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't play only in garbage time, which has been the case in the last week and change. Salah Mejri has cooled off as far as making an impact goes, but Noel is still behind him for now. Maybe he gets a chance to play at some point, but it's really hard to stash him in 12-team leagues. It'll likely be a by-committee approach at center until late in the season. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 11 in another start
    Chandler Parsons scored 11 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: With JaMychal Green healthy, the Grizzlies shifted Parsons over to being more of a three, and he’s logging almost all of his minutes with the key first unit guys — he played 46 of 49 minutes next to Marc Gasol in the previous two. Parsons is playing 24 minutes per game as a starter and maybe he'll play in both ends of a back-to-back on Dec. 1 and 2. He's worth a look in standard leagues and could trend up in a month or so. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Deyonta Davis scores 14 points in loss
    Deyonta Davis scored a season-high 14 points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did some damage early and he's shown he can block some shots just like he did in college. On Monday, he did play all of the backup center minutes in the last game and even played five minutes next to Marc Gasol -- he did play next to him again tonight. Davis could have value in very deep leagues for his upside in blocks. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Thon Maker plays well as starter vs. Suns
    Thon Maker started at center in place of John Henson (eye) on Wednesday vs. the Suns, scoring a season-high 16 points (6-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with eight rebounds, one assist and three blocks before fouling out in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Maker is having a really quiet sophomore season, averaging just 4.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 0.6 triples on 37.9 percent shooting in 18.3 minutes per game prior to Wednesday. He’ll likely head back to the bench on Saturday vs. Utah with John Henson (eye) scheduled to arrive in time for that game, and while he’s not a pickup in most re-draft leagues, just keep an eye on him in case his role grows because the upside is there. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Tony Snell plays 22 minutes off bench
    Tony Snell moved to the bench on Wednesday vs. the Suns and played 22 minutes with four points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Snell started all 16 previous games for the Bucks, but averaged a mere 9.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys despite seeing over 32 minutes per outing. The Bucks made several lineup changes with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) sitting this one out, but regardless of whether or not he starts, Snell is a low-end fantasy asset at best. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Dragan Bender plays season-high 34 minutes
    Dragan Bender played a season-high 34 minutes vs. the Bucks on Wednesday and had a nice all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and three triples.

    Advice: He was 4-of-7 from the field with five turnovers, while his competition in Marquese Chriss had another dud with two points in 12 minutes. Bender has had his fair share of duds as well and has been anything but consistent, but he's worth keeping a close eye on to see if he wins this position battle. If tonight's line is any indication, the upside to produce some nice fantasy value is there with his 3-point range and shot-blocking potential -- his 7'2" wingspan helps. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Greg Monroe gets revenge vs. MIL w/ 22 and 15
    Greg Monroe had a nice revenge game vs. the Bucks on Wednesday, setting season-highs in points (22) and rebounds (15) with one assist and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Tyson Chandler (illness) returned to the starting lineup, but in a surprising move for a rebuilding team, the Suns deployed Monroe as the backup center over Alex Len (DNP-CD) — there’s a chance the Suns played him over Len to get some revenge on his former team as well. The Suns have been showcasing Monroe for a trade, but if they can’t salvage what little trade value he has, he’ll likely be bought out at some point. In the meantime, look at Monroe as a short-term source of points and rebounds as long as he stays ahead of Len. Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) plays well in return
    Norman Powell (hip) scored 11 points with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Powell had missed four straight games due to the hip ailment, but looked rust-free in this one. He came out firing, knocking down three treys within his first five minutes on the floor. He slowed down after that, but certainly exceeded expectations on the night. OG Anunoby started at small forward but finished with just three points, one board and one assist in 16 minutes. Norm has a good shot at winning back the starting SF gig, but the presence of C.J. Miles and Anunoby means it will likely remain an unattractive timeshare. Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 24 points on 110.3 TS%
    Wes Johnson made 8-of-10 from the field and both free throws for 24 points against the Hawks on Wednesday, adding one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: No turnovers here gives him 2.2 points per possession used and a 110.3 TS% for one of the most efficient games of the year. The Clippers didn't run out as many three-guard lineups with Lou Williams in the first unit, they're going to miss Patrick Beverley (knee) for the rest of the season, and Danilo Gallinari (glute) for at least another 5-8 days. Johnson has been sneaky in nine-category leagues and he may have value in deeper formats until Gallo gets back. This new rotation wrinkle could also help him, but try not to overreact to this big line unless he was already on your short list. Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Tony Snell will come off the bench Wednesday
    Tony Snell will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Snell should still be able to flirt with close to 30 minutes tonight with Giannis Anteotkounmpo (knee) on the sidelines, but he can't be considered anything more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Thon Maker starting w/ John Henson (eye) out
    Thon Maker will start Wednesday's game in place of John Henson (eye).

    Advice: Henson had an undisclosed procedure recently and we're considering him day-to-day. Maker hasn't done enough to warrant fantasy ownership this year, even as a starter. Yesterday, 4:38 pm
  • Greg Monroe moves to the bench vs. Bucks
    Greg Monroe will move to the bench on Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He'll come off the bench in his revenge game. Coach Jay Triano as played Monroe just 21.3 minutes per game in three outings this year, so maybe that playing time drops into the teens. Monroe, Tyson Chandler and Alex Len could be very annoying to own with all three on the active roster. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Lowry, DeMar, OG, Ibaka, JV starting vs. NYK
    Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas will start Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Norman Powell (hip) will be available to play tonight, but after spending the past four games on the sidelines, Dwane Casey will ease him into things by bringing him off the bench. Casey wouldn't commit to either Powell or Anunoby as his long-term starting three-man, so these guys could bounce in and out of the starting five depending on the matchup. It'll be interesting to see how long OG can hold Powell off. Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Jonathan Isaac still limited
    Jonathan Isaac (ankle) has yet to do many basketball drills because of lingering pain in his sprained right ankle.

    Advice: He's still focusing on strength-building exercises and is holding out hope of playing on this trip. Isaac will be missing his fifth game tonight, but he was just starting to get hot before his injury. Marreese Speights has played more power forward while Jonathon Simmons has seen a few extra runs. Yesterday, 3:58 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) questionable
    Coach Gregg Popovich said Joffery Lauvergne reinjured his sprained ankle and is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Lauvergne said he's good to go. He played just seven minutes on Monday, but that's more than the five minutes he played on Friday. If he doesn't suit up, Lauvergne won't be missed too much in this game. Yesterday, 3:52 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) available to play vs. NYK
    Norman Powell (hip) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Powell has spent the past four games on the sidelines, so the Raptors may want to take it easy on him and bring him off the bench, but it'll be interesting to see how long OG Anunoby can hold Powell out of the starting lineup. C.J. Miles will also play less with Powell back in the rotation. Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) will not play vs. Cavs
    Trevor Booker (ankle) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not practice on Tuesday, but he did go through some work at shootaround on Wednesday. The Nets are likely going to be very careful with Booker throughout the year, so he may start to trend down after the break. With him out tonight, Tyler Zeller will get the start while Jarrett Allen should be in the rotation. Keep an eye on Allen in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • Trevor Booker goes through shootaround
    Trevor Booker (ankle) reportedly "worked pretty hard" at shootaround, but he remains questionable to play Wednesday vs. Pheonix.

    Advice: Booker wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, and while it's encouraging that he was able to go hard at shootaround, it needs to be noted that Brooklyn often errs on the side of caution with injuries. He'll likely be a game-time call tonight, but if he's not able to give it a go, that would open up a lot of opportunity for Jarrett Allen. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 10:07 am
  • Jonathan Isaac (ankle) ruled out Wednesday
    Jonathan Isaac (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He still has some swelling and there's no report of a timetable. With Isaac out, the Magic will likely continue to use Marreese Speights as the backup PF behind Aaron Gordon. Isaac is still an intriguing stash in deeper formats. Tuesday, 7:18 pm
  • Vince Carter (illness) practices Tuesday
    Vince Carter (illness) practiced on Tuesday and said he was "ready to get back on the court."

    Advice: Carter has missed each of the Kings last seven games due to complications from kidney stones. However, it appears he will make his return Wednesday when the Kings host the Lakers. Buddy Hield (ankle) was also able to practice on Tuesday. If both Carter and Hield return on Wednesday, they'll cut into the playing time of Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Bogdan Bogdanovic Tuesday, 2:26 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Trevor Booker (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: He wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, so he seems much closer to doubtful, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at shootaround. If he's unable to give it a go, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would see a bump in minutes, with Allen offering the most upside. Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Jonathan Isaac (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Jonathan Isaac is still experiencing swelling in his sprained right ankle, and head coach Frank Vogel would not commit to him being ready for Wednesday's game in Minnesota.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like Isaac has been able to do much at practice, so we'd hedge our bets on him sitting out Wednesday's game; he is listed as "out" in the game notes. Marreese Speights will be working with minutes in the teens behind Aaron Gordon sans Isaac, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Tuesday, 11:26 am
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) is day-to-day
    Trevor Booker (ankle) was unable to practice on Tuesday and is day-to-day, according to coach Kenny Atkinson.

    Advice: Booker initially tweaked his ankle Friday vs. Utah and then aggravated the injury Sunday vs. Golden State. On Monday, he said the sprain is "not too bad" but was non-committal regarding his status for Wednesday's game vs. Cleveland. If Booker is unable to suit up, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would likely divvy up the additional minutes. Tuesday, 10:17 am
  • Coach Casey noncommittal on starter at SF
    Coach Dwane Casey wouldn't commit to either OG Anunoby or Norm Powell (hip) as the starter long-term.

    Advice: Casey said that he "will figure it out when Norm's back." Powell, who has missed four straight games due to a hip ailment, is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks but is traveling with the team. Anunoby has started the past four games in place of Powell and is averaging 9.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 triples over that stretch. With C.J. Miles also in the mix, it appears we're headed towards an ugly timeshare once Norm is healthy, which will limit the fantasy value of all three players Tuesday, 9:53 am
  • Norman Powell (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Norman Powell (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Powell has missed four straight games due to his hip injury. OG Anunoby has started each of the past four games for the Raps and is averaging 9.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 triples over those four contests. C.J. Miles has also seen an uptick in playing time. Tuesday, 8:22 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores six in 24 minutes
    Chandler Parsons played 24 minutes and hit 2-of-8 shots for six points, two rebounds, three assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in a loss to Portland on Monday.

    Advice: Parsons has now quietly played in six straight games and while he's not exactly killing it, he's someone to keep a close eye on. Now that he's getting regular minutes and not missing games, he has the potential to get hot and start contributing for the Grizzlies. Monday, 8:23 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 13 points vs. Knicks
    Wes Johnson scored 13 points vs. the Knicks on Monday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: It was Johnson's third solid game in a row, and he's now averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 blocks, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in that span. With Danilo Gallinari (glute) out another 7-10 days, Johnson could continue to be a sneaky source of fantasy value. Monday, 8:02 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Trevor Booker said his sprained left ankle is "not too bad," but he was non-committal regarding his status for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: Booker said he initially suffered the ankle injury last Friday vs. Utah, and then aggravated the injury shortly into Sunday's game against the Warriors, which forced him to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at practices leading up to Wednesday's tip, but if he is unable to give it a go, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would see an uptick in minutes. Monday, 12:28 pm
  • Vince Carter (kidney stones) out Monday
    Vince Carter (illness) will miss Monday's matchup with the Nuggets.

    Advice: This will be Carter's seventh consecutive game on the sidelines due to kidney stones, and the Kings haven't given any clues as to when we can expect him back. Buddy Hield (ankle) will also be missing tonight's game, so Bogdan Bogdanovic should be able to get close to 30 minutes of floor time. Monday, 11:32 am
  • Greg Monroe racks up 10/6/4 in 21 minutes
    Greg Monroe had 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and one block in just 21 minutes of action on Sunday.

    Advice: Monroe didn't play the final 16 minutes of tonight's game, with Alex Len getting the clutch minutes during the Suns' home victory. Tyson Chandler (illness) has been out since Thursday but he's day-to-day, so there's no clear incentive to own Monroe in most leagues. Sunday, 8:03 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) doubtful to return
    Trevor Booker (sprained left ankle) is doubtful to return vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: The Nets aren't competitive in this game vs. the Warriors, so hopefully Booker's 'doubtful' tag is just a precaution. If he doesn't return, he'll finish scoreless with one rebound and one assist in nine minutes -- Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller will pick up the slack. Sunday, 4:29 pm
  • OG Anunoby logs just 20 minutes as a starter
    OG Anunoby was limited to just 20 minutes as a starter during Sunday's win, finishing with just five points, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal to his credit.

    Advice: Anunoby was roasted by Bradley Beal through the first half of action, so Dwane Casey only allowed him to take the floor for five minutes after halftime, giving C.J. Miles the majority of the second-half three-man minutes. Miles finished with 12 points and three triples through 21 minutes of floor time, and knowing Dwane Casey, the small forward position in Toronto could become very complicated once Norman Powell (hip) makes his way back to the court. Sunday, 3:34 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) out again Sunday
    Norman Powell (hip) will not play on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf and he still doesn't have a return date in mind. OG Anunoby has been excellent as Powell's replacement, but the fantasy value isn't quite there yet. C.J. Miles also gets a bump with Powell out and is worth owning for his 3-point shooting alone. Sunday, 10:52 am
  • Clippers want Wes Johnson to shoot more
    The Clippers coaching staff has been telling Wes Johnson to be more aggressive on offense.

    Advice: "They want me to shoot a little more," Johnson said. "I understand that they do, but it’s just me letting it come to me. I just see how the game feels out and then just go like that. But I think they want me to just go out there and just have an imprint on the game." He's shooting a career-high 44.6 percent from the field and has stepped up in the absence of Danilo Gallinari (glute) with two strong games in a row, posting 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in that span. He's not the most consistent player, but give him a look in deep leagues until Gallo returns. Sunday, 7:36 am
  • Jonathan Isaac (ankle) listed as out Monday
    Jonathan Isaac (ankle) is listed as out on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: The rookie is still not practicing and this will be his fourth game in a row on the sidelines. He still has some swelling, and right now there's no timetable for his return. While he's out, Marreese Speights will continue to pick up minutes in the teens behind Aaron Gordon. Sunday, 7:05 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores team-high 17
    Chandler Parsons hit 7-of-9 from the field while finishing with a team-high 17 points in Saturday's loss against the Rockets.

    Advice: Parsons added two rebounds and an assist while hitting 1-of-2 from behind the arc. He was a complete disaster last season in his first year with Memphis, averaging a career-low 6.2 PPG and 2.5 PPG across 34 games. He has been showing signs of life lately, posting double-digit point totals in three of his past four while hitting a 3-pointer in a season-best five in a row. Parsons still has work to do, but fantasy owners in standard leagues can trust him again. Saturday, 7:54 pm
  • Deyonta Davis settles in to new role
    Deyonta Davis finished with three points and three rebounds across nine minutes in Saturday's loss against the Rockets.

    Advice: Davis moved up to backup center duties in Grind City once Brandon Wright checked out due to a right groin injury. Davis has some upside if you're looking for blocks. While his overall night wasn't particularly attractive, especially a 1-of-5 shooting performance, he should be in the rotation if Wright is forced to miss time. Saturday, 7:47 pm
  • Rio, Brooks, Parsons, J-Myke & Gasol starting
    Chandler Parsons will start on Saturday night and James Ennis will move to the bench.

    Advice: Parsons will join Mario Chalmers, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol in the first unit. Parsons has played a lot of power forward, but coach David Fizdale will shift him to the three today in a revenge game. Parsons was up to 25 minutes in the last game and he could be closer to 27 today. He's playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues. Saturday, 3:34 pm
  • Vince Carter (illness) will not play Saturday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play Saturday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This will be the sixth straight game Carter has missed due to his kidney stones issue. Buddy Hield (ankle) has also been ruled out on Saturday. Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Bogdan Bogdanovic will be the biggest beneficiaries in terms of playing time. Saturday, 9:34 am
  • Trevor Booker plays well in start
    Trevor Booker scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson seems 100 percent confident that he can roll out a starting lineup with nobody taller than 6'8". Booker has been effective when called upon almost all season, averaging 11.0 points, 7.2 boards and 0.4 steals in just 22.5 minutes per game before this showing. He is likely headed for around 26-28 minutes, so he'll be around 13 and eight in the short term. Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Greg Monroe scores six points
    Greg Monroe scored six points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He had nowhere to go but down after his 20-point, 11-board Suns debut. Monroe is really going to have a tough time hanging around in this up-tempo offense, and he is brutal on defense. It's really hard to buy his long-term upside because it's very likely he's not on the roster in a few months and he would likely be on a team with a lot of weapons. Friday, 11:01 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores 10 points
    Dragan Bender scored 10 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He turned 20 years old today and he played very well on defense. Bender has been a bit of a mess on offense, so he's still more of a stash in most leagues. Friday, 10:56 pm
  • Nerlens Noel only plays in garbage time
    Nerlens Noel played six garbage-time minutes with two points and two rebounds against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: He did not check in until 5:35 was left in the fourth with the game basically out of reach. Salah Mejri is clearly outplaying Nerlens Noel and the Mavs really don't have much interest in playing the former 76er. It's really hard to sign off on stashing a guy that is going to be a free agent after this year, so he's really just a luxury stash for those doing well. For the second year in a row, he probably needs a trade to save his value. Friday, 9:21 pm
  • OG Anunoby scores 11 points in win
    OG Anunoby made another start on Friday vs. the Knicks with 11 points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The counting stats aren't there yet, but there's a reason Anunoby is 11th in the NBA in net rating (minimum of 10 games). He was a team-high +25 in tonight's win, hitting 5-of-10 shots. We aren't ready to add Anunoby in standard 9-category leagues, but he's trending up and is worth keeping an eye on. We'd be surprised if the Raptors took him out of the starting lineup at this point. Friday, 7:52 pm
  • Wes Johnson efficient in Friday's road loss
    Wes Johnson hit 6-of-10 from the floor in Friday's overtime loss in Cleveland, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds.

    Advice: Johnson also chipped in with four blocked shots, four assists and three steals while knocking down three triples, as he gave fantasy owners a little something across the board. He entered the game with just four blocks over his past nine contests, and his double-digit point total was just the second of the season, so those were probably the biggest surprises of the night. Friday, 7:33 pm
  • Dinwiddie, Crabbe, Carroll, RHJ & Book start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: This is the same starting lineup as Tuesday, but using it against Utah is somewhat noteworthy. Booker has played very well and so has Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, so coach Kenny Atkinson just wants his best five out there despite Booker being so short for a five man. Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) ruled out on Friday
    Norman Powell (hip) has been ruled out for Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: That means OG Anunoby will be in the starting lineup again and he should be playing around 30 minutes. Plus, the Raptors are really going to have to lean on Fred VanVleet today and should use a lot of two-PG lineups -- they used FVV next to Lowry for 13 minutes on Wednesday. Powell is actually a decent stash now because Delon Wright (shoulder) was taking his fourth-quarter minutes. Friday, 2:53 pm
  • Jonathan Isaac still has swelling in ankle
    Jonathan Isaac (ankle) is still dealing with swelling and he will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not practice on Friday and it sounds like he could miss more time. With Isaac out, it's been Marreese Speights logging the minutes behind Aaron Gordon while Mario Hezonja was in the rotation for seven minutes in the last one. Isaac is still a decent stash in deeper leagues, especially because he was playing well before the injury. Friday, 12:51 pm
  • Jonathan Isaac (ankle) listed as out Saturday
    Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) is listed as "out" in the game notes for Saturday's matchup against Utah.

    Advice: This is only a game-notes designation, so we'll have to wait to hear from coach Frank Vogel, either after practice on Friday or Saturday morning after shootaround. Isaac has missed each of Orlando's last two games, but said he was feeling better on Wednesday despite still dealing with discomfort when he moves side-to-side. Friday, 8:04 am
  • Greg Monroe scores 20 points with 11 boards
    Greg Monroe scored 20 points in his Suns debut on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during a blowout loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: The Rockets went right at him early in the game and it's part of the reason the Suns were out of it early. The Suns are almost certainly going to be trading him or buying him out at some point because of his expiring contract and maybe this will help them move that along faster than expected. His long-term upside doesn't sound great, but the Suns really don't have much direction. If you want to pick him up to use him before he's dealt and you need a big man, it's not a bad idea. Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Vince Carter is out again for Friday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play on Friday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The kidney stones issue will keep him out for over a week and hopefully he's doing well. Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and George Hill could play slightly more, but the rotation is a total mess. Thursday, 7:12 pm
  • Greg Monroe will start at center vs. Rockets
    Greg Monroe will start at center against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Suns will get their new trade chip out there in what is going to be a really tough matchup for him. Monroe has not played since Oct. 26 due to his calf injury and has been inactive since the Suns traded for him on Nov. 7. It's very unlikely that Monroe will be on the roster in a couple months and the Suns continue to talk about development of their young players, so the bar shouldn't be very high on Moose. Alex Len should still be able to get minutes in the 20s tonight. Clint Capela is probably in for a big night. Thursday, 5:48 pm
  • Greg Monroe (calf) says he's playing Thursday
    Greg Monroe (calf) said he's been told he will play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: It will be his debut for his new team and it's still unclear how much he'll play. Monroe has been on the practice court for about a week, so he may be able to get 20-24 minutes. Most indications are that the Suns won't be keeping him for long, so it'll be tough to count on him in the long term. Alex Len should still have a solid role with minutes in the mid 20s. Thursday, 11:27 am
  • OG Anunoby scores five
    OG Anunoby scored five points in his second NBA start with one steal and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had an ACL tear last year, so that explains why the Raptors didn't unleash him after his career night in 30 minutes on Tuesday. With Delon Wright (shoulder) and Norman Powell (hip) banged up, Anunoby is likely looking at big minutes again on Friday against the Knicks. He could be a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues. In non-fantasy news, he's really good. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Chandler Parsons logs season-high 25 minutes
    Chandler Parsons logged a season-high 25 minutes on Wednesday, going 5-of-7 from the field with three 3-pointers for 13 points.

    Advice: Parsons added three rebounds and two assists. The playing time could indicate that Memphis is loosening his minute restriction, but they might also have felt comfortable giving him extra burn since they're off until Saturday. Until he can consistently get minutes in the high 20s, it'll be hard for Parsons to tempt 12-team owners. Wednesday, 8:30 pm
  • Jonathan Isaac (ankle) sheds walking boot
    Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) won't play on Wednesday, but he was seen without a walking boot.

    Advice: Isaac said that he "still feels discomfort when he moves side to side," but he's feeling better. Orlando will play it safe but he gets a few days off before Saturday's game vs. the Blazers, so there's a chance we'll see him this weekend. Wednesday, 5:55 pm
  • Norman Powell out, OG Anunoby starting
    Norman Powell (hip) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, allowing OG Anunoby to earn another start.

    Advice: Anunoby played very well through 30 minutes as a starter on Tuesday, registering 16 points, three triples, two boards, one assist and one steal, although head coach Dwane Casey said he will try and keep his minutes down on the second leg of a back-to-back, thus limiting his DFS appeal. The Raptors play again Friday vs. New York and we'll be considering Powell questionable for that one, but he's been too up-and-down this season to warrant a hold in standard 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 3:42 pm
  • Vince Carter out again for Wednesday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out since Thursday because of kidney stones, so hopefully he's doing well. Buddy Hield has picked it up since Carter has missed time while Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and Bogdan Bogdanovic should play slightly more. Wednesday, 1:45 pm
  • Greg Monroe is questionable for Thursday
    Greg Monroe (calf) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: He has been working out for about a week, so he may be over his calf injury. On the other hand, there is plenty of talk of a buyout or trade, so that could be a factor on Monroe's availability. He's not really worth stashing in most formats. Wednesday, 11:56 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne plays five minutes
    Joffrey Lauvergne played five scoreless minutes on Tuesday, making his first appearance since Oct. 23.

    Advice: He's been dealing with an ankle injury and was finally able to get back on the court tonight. Unless you're in a ridiculous fantasy league that drafts nearly every player in the NBA, Lauvergne should be ignored until further notice. Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays five minutes vs. the Spurs
    Nerlens Noel played five minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday with one rebound and one turnover.

    Advice: It's hard to make an impression in five minutes, but coach Rick Carlisle opted to go back to Salah Mejri after halftime at the expense of Noel. He's now played 13 total minutes over his last four games and is just a luxury stash at this point if your team is doing well in the standings. Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • OG Anunoby scores 16 with three 3's in start
    OG Anunoby started for the Raptors on Tuesday and hit 6-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for a career-high 16 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He got the start with Norman Powell (hip) out and could get more, as we don't yet know when Powell will be back. This was OG's first game in double digits, but he'd been playing pretty well, scoring either seven or eight points in his previous three games. He's not a must-own in 12-team leagues, but is worth keeping an eye on. His defense on James Harden (8-of-25 shooting) was great tonight and part of the reason the Raptors were able to beat the Rockets 129-113. Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Trevor Booker scores 12 points in start
    Trevor Booker started at center on Tuesday vs. the Celtics and scored 12 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Timofey Mozgov hasn't given the Nets much this season, so there's a chance Booker could stick in the first unit. He finished 5-of-10 from the field and knocked down both of his free throws, so put him on your radar if you could use a big. Keep in mind that the Nets are off until Friday. Tuesday, 7:02 pm
  • OG Anunoby starting vs. Houston
    OG Anunoby is in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Houston.

    Advice: Norman Powell (right hip pointer) is sitting out and his timetable is murky at best. Anunoby should see minutes in the mid-20s and is worth a look in deeper leagues as a source of hustle stats. Look for C.J. Miles to see an uptick in minutes as well. Tuesday, 4:45 pm
  • Trevor Booker will start at center on Tuesday
    Trevor Booker will replace Timofey Mozgov in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Booker had missed four straight due to back soreness before returning Saturday vs. Utah. This will be his first start of the season. Booker did start 43 games in 2016-17 and averaged 9.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 26.6 minutes per start. He's worth consideration as an inexpensive dart throw in DFS tournaments on Tuesday. Tuesday, 3:46 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) ruled out on Tuesday
    Norman Powell (right hip pointer) has officially been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Powell not playing has been the expected outcome since he injured his hip during Sunday's game and left the arena on crutches. He has ditched the crutches but is not yet ready to return to game action. With Powell sidelined, C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby will soak up additional minutes. Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) ruled out Tuesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Lauvergne, who has missed each of the Spurs last 10 games, is making progress but is not yet ready to suit up. Coach Gregg Popovich did indicate there was a chance that Lauvergne could play Wednesday vs. the Wolves. Tuesday, 10:19 am
  • Norman Powell (right hip) remains doubtful
    Coach Dwane Casey says Norman Powell (right hip) remains doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Casey told reporters after shootaround: "I don’t think he’s going to play." We should have confirmation when Casey speaks with the media prior to tip-off. C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby will see an uptick in minutes with Powell sidelined. Tuesday, 10:02 am
  • Dragan Bender scores career-high 15 points
    Dragan Bender scored a career-high 15 points against the Lakers on Monday, adding five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to have a rough night with two quick fouls in the first minute, but Bender was able to get it going for his best offensive performance. He's not exactly oozing with confidence and the Lakers left him open a ton in this game. Bender is still really young at just 19, so he'll need to produce a couple more times to become a fantasy add in most formats. Monday, 8:41 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) doubtful for Tuesday
    Norman Powell (right hip) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: The good news is that Powell was no longer sporting crutches at Monday's practice, but the bad news is that he's doubtful and did not participate. OG Anunoby started the second half on Sunday night when Powell went out, which we could see again on Tuesday, and there will also be more minutes available for C.J. Miles. Stay tuned. Nov 13, 12:31 pm
  • Jonathan Isaac (ankle) wearing a walking boot
    Jonathan Isaac (sprained right ankle) was spotted sporting a walking boot on Monday.

    Advice: Isaac has already been ruled out for Monday's game against the Warriors, but the fact that he's sporting a walking boot would suggest his absence could extend well beyond Monday's game. With him out, Aaron Gordon will get all the burn he can handle, and Jonathon Simmons could see a slight uptick in minutes. Nov 13, 12:04 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) questionable Tues
    Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Lauvergne was able to get in a light practice last Wednesday, and Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News said based on what he saw at practice, that he'd speculate Lauvergne will be ready to get back on the court Tuesday night following a 10-game stint on the sidelines. Check back for another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround. Nov 13, 11:53 am
  • Vince Carter (kidney stones) ruled out Monday
    Vince Carter (kidney stones) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be Carter's third game in a row on the shelf and it's not clear when he will return. Justin Jackson has played 25+ minutes in three straight games, while guys like Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic could see a bump in minutes in Carter's absence as well -- Sacramento's rotations seem to change on a daily basis. Nov 13, 8:39 am
  • Carlisle talks about center rotation
    Nerlens Noel has played a total of eight minutes over Dallas' last three games including one DNP-CD.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle recently said that Salah Mejri has earned playing time over Noel, and on Sunday he talked about what he's looking for from his centers. "Competitiveness, care factor," Carlisle said. "Commitment to winning. Doing dirty work. Being there for your teammates. Those kind of things." Interpret this however you want, but it's starting to sound more and more like Noel is in the doghouse. It's hard to drop a player with his upside, but it's anybody's guess as to when Noel will be back in the rotation. Nov 13, 7:01 am
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