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  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Thursday February 23. Today, 12:18 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scores career-high 29
    Willie Cauley-Stein played the game of his life during a 116-100 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring a career-high 29 points with 10 rebounds, one block and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: DeMarcus who? Cauley-Stein showed off some moves in the low post we haven't seen all year. Cauley-Stein was also unassisted for five of his buckets and had three makes outside of the paint, so that's some positive growth as well. He becomes the franchise big man for now and will be playing big minutes as a starter or off the bench. He should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 15 points in win
    Tyreke Evans played 26 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer off the bench.

    Advice: He played the three for the Kings in this game, but he handled the ball in both halfcourt and in transition. Interestingly, Evans took DeMarcus Cousins' old locker and vice versa in New Orleans. The Kings also going to Evans for 26 minutes right out of the gate is an encouraging sign for his playing time going forward. He is injury prone, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Steph Curry scores 20 in 50-point 3rd quarter
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points during the Warriors remarkable 50-point third quarter on Thursday night, finishing with 35 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and six 3-pointers on 10-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: The NBA All-Star Game, which featured a 192-182 final score, resulted in just one 50-point quarter, while the other seven came in between 39-49 points. And considering there was no defense played in that game, what the Warriors did against the defensive-minded Clippers tonight was amazing. The last time an NBA team scored 50 points in a quarter was 2014 and the last time the Warriors did it was in 1989. Curry was a beast tonight and broke a close game open by going on a crazy run over the last half of the third quarter. The Warriors hit 17-of-23 shots in the third, which was one more field goal than they hit in the entire first half. Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores eight in start
    Ty Lawson scored eight points in a start at shooting guard against the Nuggets on Thursday with four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: While he did play well, Lawson probably won't be sticking in the first unit for too long. Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans will be vying for Lawson's minutes, and Darren Collison is locked in. Lawson is more of a 14-team point guard for now. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Kevin Durant fills stat sheet in win over LAC
    Kevin Durant fought through a left hand injury and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes of Thursday's 123-113 win over the Clippers.

    Advice: While he might have done even more had he not gone to the locker room for X-rays, owners aren't about to complain about this one, especially with just one turnover. Durant appears to have avoided a serious injury, as it's just being called a hand contusion, so look for him to keep rolling over the final several weeks of the season. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Ben McLemore scores 10 points vs. Nuggets
    Ben McLemore scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: While he didn't have his worst game, Tyreke Evans and Buddy Hield were more impressive off the bench. McLemore still deserves a lot of credit for averaging 12.8 points per game in his previous February outings, which destroys his 1.7 points per game in January. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 15 with 10 dimes
    Darren Collison made 5-of-13 from the field for 15 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: Not much analysis needed on Collison here. His fantasy owners can thank their lucky stars he wasn't traded because he should be putting up big numbers as the top offensive weapon for the Kings going forward. He should flirt with top-50 value the rest of the way. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Brice Johnson finally debuts for Clippers
    Brice Johnson (back) made his season debut on Thursday and played three scoreless minutes against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's been laid up with a bad back all season so it was nice to see him on the court tonight. However, there's very little chance he'll be worth owning in any fantasy league this season, unless the Clippers decide to rest all their starters at some point in the final 10 days of the regular season. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver gets 31 minutes
    Anthony Tolliver played 31 minutes in a start against the Nuggets on Thursday with three points, eight rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Based on how Skal Labissiere looked, Tolliver's minutes should start to trend down. Unless you really need treys from the power forward spot, leave Tolliver on the wire. Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores eight in start
    Kosta Koufos scored eight points with six rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's about what to expect from Koufos going forward. His upside just isn't attractive enough to own in standard leagues, but he could be a low-end deep guy for desperate owners. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 13 off Clippers bench
    Raymond Felton came off the bench again on Thursday and had 13 points, three rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes in a 123-113 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Felton and Austin Rivers filled in admirably while Chris Paul was out, but it sounds like Paul may play on Friday night against the Spurs. It looks like it's safe to drop Felton, while Rivers could cling to a little value over the next week or so as CP3 gets back in the flow for the Clippers. But once Paul is back, both guards are going to see a big decrease in playing time. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic starts second half slowly
    Nikola Jokic had a disappointing line during a 116-100 loss to the Kings on Thursday, scoring four points with 10 rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings actually did a bang-up job on Jokic, keeping bodies on cutters and not allowing Jokic to establish deeper position. Plus, it wasn't a good defensive game for him and coach Mike Malone didn't hold back his thoughts after the game. "If he wants to be our best player and a franchise player he's got to play better," Malone said. "They went at him, scored easily on him." Jokic has struggled since Mason Plumlee arrived is more of a confidence, especially since those two didn't play together tonight. Jokic's fantasy owner should still expect him to be truly elite going forward. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Kenneth Faried only scores two in return
    Kenneth Faried only scored two points in a start against the Kings on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes.

    Advice: It was a bad line, but it wasn't all bad news for a guy who was listed as doubtful to play yesterday. Mason Plumlee didn't play any power forward minutes, Darrell Arthur was a DNP-CD, and Juancho Hernangomez wasn't in the rotation. Faried's value is capped with the Nuggets close to full strength, so he's only a borderline hold. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 12 points in loss
    Jameer Nelson scored 12 points with four rebounds, six assists, five steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes during his start against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He kept the Nuggets in this game and looks like he has the starting job locked up. Emmanuel Mudiay did not play in this game and Jamal Murray had a game to forget. Nelson not being traded is huge for his value, so he should be owned in standard leagues. He should get heavy run as long as the Nuggets are going for the No. 8 spot. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari returns on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari returned to action on Thursday with 15 points six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Kings.

    Advice: It's his first game back since a scary groin strain on Feb. 1, and there are just no half measures on Gallinari and the Nuggets. Even coming off an injury, he didn't really see limited run, which is part of the reason he's hurt so often. Still, Gallinari not getting traded is good for his fantasy value, so expect him to flirt with mid-round value as long as he's healthy. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Blake Griffin still sluggish after break
    Blake Griffin, who scored just 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting in his last game before the All-Star break, hit just 3-of-13 shots for 12 points, five rebounds and eight assists in Thursday's 123-113 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Maybe it was the Warriors' defense, but Griffin looked a little sluggish tonight, and he's struggled a bit in his last two games. Look for him to take out his frustrations on the hapless Nets on Saturday night. Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Gary Harris scores 23 points
    Gary Harris scored 23 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and five 3-pointers against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He was just one point off his season high in scoring for this game. The Nuggets pushing Jamal Murray to the one would be a big win for Harris, who has been heating up this month. In his previous February games, Harris averaged 15.2 points, 3.2 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.4 treys. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 18 points
    Wilson Chandler scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Despite some complaints about his role, Chandler stayed put at the deadline. He said he wasn't happy with his inconsistent usage and playing with different guys. After he was logging more minutes at the three while Danilo Gallinari (groin) was out, Chandler only played three minutes at small forward in this game. He should still be worth owning in standard leagues no matter where he gets his minutes. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Mason Plumlee gets 22 minutes off bench
    Mason Plumlee played 22 minutes off the bench against the Kings on Thursday with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He did not get any minutes at power forward tonight, which should be the norm going forward. While Jusuf Nurkic has been magical in Portland, Plumlee has been rotten with his -39 in +/- this season with Denver. The Nuggets obviously won't keep Nikola Jokic's minutes down very often, so Plumlee will likely have a tough time holding value in 12-team leagues. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Darrell Arthur gets a DNP-CD
    Darrell Arthur was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

    Advice: With Kenneth Faried back and the Nuggets not trading anyone away today, Arthur is not expected to get much playing time. He likely won't be a DNP-CD every game, but the Nuggets will continue to manage Arthur and his aging knees. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay gets a DNP-CD
    Emmanuel Mudiay was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets gave Jamal Murray all of the backup point guard minutes, so they kept Mudiay out of the lineup for this game. Despite creating some buzz over the summer, Mudiay just hasn't been able to perform in his second season. He will likely find playing time at some point but there's just no reason to own him in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 23 points in win
    Kyrie Irving scored 23 points against the Knicks on Thursday with three rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs are playing well again, which means the likelihood of Irving getting rested will be on the rise. Additionally, Deron Williams could be joining the Cavs, assuming a team doesn't claim his big contract. Irving will still be elite when he plays, but his owners will have to keep their eyes peeled for a possible rest day. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Kyle Korver remains red hot in win
    Kyle Korver scored 20 points with two rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of the hottest shooters in the NBA, which is hardly a surprise. In fact, Korver has a ridiculous 84.9 true shooting percentage this month, averaging 15.9 points, 3.4 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 4.0 treys. He's too hot to leave on the wire right now. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores five points
    Iman Shumpert scored five points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He did have some lukewarm trade rumors surrounding him in the last couple days due to the Cavs needing a point guard. Additionally, Shumpert has not been the same since returning from his ankle injury, making just 30.4 percent from the field in his last three games. He was on fire when he was starting last month, but he's probably not worth owning until he shows signs of life again. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Willy Hernagomez double-doubles in start
    Willy Hernangomez scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He looks to be locked in as the starter at least until Joakim Noah (hamstring) is out, and he could also get an expanded offensive role with Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) being in a walking boot. Hernangomez should be owned in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Kevin Durant returns after hand scare
    Kevin Durant had X-rays taken on his left hand after the first quarter of Thursday's game and then quickly returned to action in the second quarter.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and it's being called a contusion, so it looks like Durant's owners, as well as the Warriors, avoided a disaster tonight. He's fine. Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Brice Johnson active.
    Brice Johnson (back) is active for Thursday.

    Advice: He is not likely to be active, but this is obviously a positive. Johnson had a rough start in Summer League and was actually pulled to get coached up in his first game, but he got it going later in the event. A Vertical report said the Clippers didn't want to trade Johnson, so they still value the first-round pick. Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Collison, Ty, B Mac, Tolliver & Kosta start
    Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, Ben McLemore, Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: No Buddy Hield and no Willie Cauley-Stein. This likely won't last for long. Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Kenneth Faried, Emmanuel Mudiay available
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are available to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a surprise with Faried listed as doubtful on Wednesday. He should be sticking in the starting lineup, but his playing time may be dropping with the Nuggets having most of their depth and also Mason Plumlee in the fold. Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Darrell Arthur available on Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is available to play on Thursday against the Kings.

    Advice: His role should be pretty limited off the bench, especially with the Nuggets finally getting healthy again. However, Kenneth Faried (available) is a little iffy with his sprained ankle, so Arthur might see a few more minutes than normal tonight if Faried struggles with his ankle. Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay is available off bench
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is available off the bench against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He has lost his starting job and his playing time is like going to be cut. Jameer Nelson figures to see playing time around 30 minutes while Mudiay could be closer to 20. Nelson is a hold in standard leagues while Mudiay just isn't ready yet in his second season. Yesterday, 6:08 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) will play vs. Kings
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) will play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He has been out since his Feb. 1 and was back at practice on Wednesday. The Nuggets were expected to traded away either Gallo or Wilson Chandler, but were unable to do so. Gallinari should have some minute restrictions in the early going. His return will hurt guys like Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Chandler should also play more at the four. Yesterday, 12:34 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) will play on Thursday
    Ty Lawson (groin) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was able to practice on Tuesday after missing the last four games before the All-Star break. Lawson isn't a great fantasy asset right now, but that could change if the Kings move Darren Collison at the deadline. Yesterday, 10:22 am
  • Kings want a first for Darren Collison
    The Kings are "holding firm" on their asking price of a first-round pick for Darren Collison, according to's David Aldridge.

    Advice: On Wednesday, general manager Vlade Divac told Collison he won't be traded. The sense around the league is Collison will be traded, but we'll see who softens their stance. If Collison is gone, the Kings will likely sign a 10-day guy to back up Ty Lawson. Yesterday, 9:06 am
  • Raptors still after Wilson Chandler?
    The Raptors have pursued Wilson Chandler in a trade, according to Marc Stein of

    Advice: The Raptors want a bigger forward or a shooter, so Chandler clearly fits the bill. They're going for it this year and really just need one more guy in their rotation to replace Terrence Ross. Chandler would take a big hit in fantasy with a trade while Norman Powell also takes a hit if the Raptors add a forward. Plus, don't forget Masai Ujiri was a former GM in Denver. Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will stay on minute-limit
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said that he will remain on a minute-limit with the Kings, but he's not sure if the restriction will continue until the end of the season.

    Advice: Evans said he'd play "about 27" minutes per game, after being traded to the Kings as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal. Health has been the biggest impediment to his value throughout his NBA career, and during his first season in New Orleans he carved out late-round value in just 28.1 minutes per game. He's a decent stash in the hopes that he stays healthy and the Kings opt to play him substantial minutes in a contract year. Wednesday, 5:50 pm
  • Thunder aren't after Wilson Chandler anymore?
    Oklahoma City no longer has Wilson Chandler on its radar, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: That leaves the Rockets and Clippers as the favorites to land the combo forward. The Nuggets are likely going to trade at least one of their veteran forwards, Chandler or Danilo Gallinari, so there could also be another mystery team after Chandler. A trade would likely hurt his fantasy value. Wednesday, 3:12 pm
  • Lue expecting Shumpert to stay
    Coach Ty Lue said he's not expecting Iman Shumpert to be traded before the deadline.

    Advice: "I like our team, I love our team, I love what Shump's done for us these last three years," Lue said. "For me, that's not going to happen, but we're just not going to talk about trades and all this stuff. That's not my expertise." The Cavs are not playing to make a big splash after they already picked up Kyle Korver earlier this season and they'll get J.R. Smith (thumb) back as soon as next month. Wednesday, 3:06 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) questionable Thur
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is questionable to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: This isn't due to his arthritic knee issues, which will cause him to be managed throughout the season. If Arthur can't go, there could be a few extra minutes going to Juancho Hernangomez, especially if the Nuggets make trades at the deadline. Wednesday, 12:28 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari is questionable for Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) is questionable to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He did go through some practice on Tuesday, so he's coming along from what looked like a scary injury earlier this month. Of course, there is a chance that Gallinari is on another team before Thursday's game. The sense around reporters is that the Nuggets will be dealing either Gallo or Wilson Chandler. A trade would likely hurt Gallo's fantasy value. Wednesday, 12:25 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) doubtful for Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday night against the Kings.

    Advice: He has been out since Feb. 8 due to his ankle injury, but Faried did go through some practice on Tuesday. The Nuggets did practice on Wednesday, so we'll be looking out for any reports on his status for that one. If he can't go, we should see a decent amount of Juancho Hernangomez and maybe a little more Mason Plumlee at the four. Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay will move to the bench
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will be moving to the bench going forward and is questionable to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Maybe it's because of his bad back, but Mudiay has really struggled in 2017. In fact, he made just 32.7 percent from the field in 2017 with averages of 8.3 points, 2.3 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.8 turnovers and 0.8 treys. He's still a serious project right now and just doesn't have the game to have fantasy value in standard-style leagues. Wednesday, 12:12 pm
  • Jameer Nelson passes Mudiay on depth chart
    Coach Mike Malone said Jameer Nelson will be the starting point guard going forward.

    Advice: With the Nuggets going for the eighth seed, this move makes a lot of sense. Since taking over as the starter last month due to some injuries to Mudiay, Nelson has gone 7-7, averaging 11.0 points, 3.5 boards, 6.3 assists, 1.6 turnovers, 1.7 treys and 0.5 steals in 30.7 minutes per game. That has given him low-end value in standard leagues and is also a fair expectation going forward. Plus, he's been hot lately, so he should be owned in most formats. Wednesday, 12:01 pm
  • Darren Collison told he will stay
    Darren Collison said general manager Vlade Divac told him he doesn't plan to trade him at the deadline.

    Advice: To be clear, this doesn't exactly mean much with the Kings going into a full sell mode following the Boogie Cousins deal. Several reports say he is as good as gone, which would obviously cripple his fantasy value. If he can stay with Sacramento, Collison could flirt with early-round value. For what it's worth, Collison has a 26.7 usage rate when he's not on the court with Boogie compared to 18.2 with him. Wednesday, 11:30 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein sees opportunity for mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein understands that the departure of DeMarcus Cousins has opened a big opportunity for him to see some increased minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: While per-36 numbers are far from perfect, we can get a glimpse of what WCS is capable of by taking a peek at his per-36 minutes numbers of 16.0 points, 7.5 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. He'll have every opportunity to secure the starting five-spot in Sacramento, so he's someone to consider taking a flier on if you need a big that can rack up the boards and blocks. Wednesday, 10:54 am
  • Report: Houston interested in Iman Shumpert
    The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

    Advice: Cleveland has made it clear that Shumpert can be had for the right price, and with Houston reportedly shopping for a guy in the $10-12 million salary range, Shumpert fits the bill. However, Cleveland reportedly wants Patrick Beverley to make this deal work, and with Houston uninterested in sending away Beverley (who is a perfect fit next to James Harden), it doesn't seem likely that these two teams will be able to strike a deal. Wednesday, 9:42 am
  • Ben McLemore to play some four?
    Kings coach Dave Joerger said Ben McLemore could play some small-ball four moving forward.

    Advice: He's not kidding either. The Kings have way too many shooting guards on the roster, so the big takeaway here is that it sounds like McLemore will still get a decent amount of minutes despite the arrival of Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans. With that said, the Kings are also shopping McLemore and he could very easily be moved before Thursday's deadline. Tuesday, 6:44 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) goes through practice
    Ty Lawson (groin) was able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's 100 percent and will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets after a four-game absence. Darren Collison could be moved prior to the deadline, so be ready to give Lawson a look if the Kings find a trade partner. Lawson is just a stash for now. Tuesday, 6:37 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) returns to practice
    Darrell Arthur (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's had a week off and should be fine for Thursday's game vs. the Kings. He's appeared in just 29 of the Nuggets 55 games this season, so they will continue to limit his minutes going forward. Arthur is not a fantasy option. Tuesday, 5:53 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) returns to practice
    Wilson Chandler (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He missed the two games prior to the All-Star break, but he's had several days off to rest up and should be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Kings. However, Chandler's name has been incredibly popular with the Feb. 23 deadline looming, so it's not a lock that he will be a Nugget much longer. The Rockets, Clippers and Thunder are all rumored destinations for the versatile forward. Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Manimal has been able to heal up over the All-Star break and the Nuggets are hopeful that he will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Kings after a four-game absence. Faried has been a trade candidate for years, but his name hasn't been floated around much prior to the Feb. 23 deadline. He won't play center nearly as much with Mason Plumlee in town, but he's a hold in standard leagues for now. Tuesday, 5:46 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari, Faried go through practice
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are "hopeful" that they will be both be available for Thursday's game vs. the Kings. Gallo has missed the past eight games for the Nuggets, but his fantasy owners should be more concerned about whether or not he's traded at the deadline -- the Celtics, Rockets and Clippers are all rumored destinations. A move would more than likely hurt his value, but at least he's healthy again. Tuesday, 5:41 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will play Thursday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will play on Thursday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: After making it through a full practice on Tuesday, the PG is ready to return after missing 11 out of the last 14 games. With the Nuggets hoping for a playoff push, Jameer Nelson is still the better player to own in standard leagues unless the veteran is moved at the deadline. Mudiay is only a pickup in points leagues for now. Tuesday, 5:29 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez will start again Thursday
    Willy Hernangomez will start at center on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Joakim Noah tweaked his hamstring right before the break and will probably miss extended time. The rookie looks like a great pickup and is averaging 11.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 block and 1.7 steals in three previous starts this season. His rest-of-season outlook is very promising, especially if the Knicks are sellers at the deadline. Tuesday, 5:10 pm
  • BOS not expected to trade for Blake Griffin
    The Celtics have reportedly "talked intermittently" with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, but a deal "is extremely unlikely."

    Advice: Griffin is set to hit free agency this summer, so the Celtics aren't going to throw away assets at the deadline when they can simply pursue him during the offseason if they still have cap space. The Pacers aren't returning Boston's calls about Paul George, so it sounds like Jimmy Butler remains their primary target with the deadline looming. Monday, 7:31 pm
  • Rockets interested in Wilson Chandler?
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets are another team to keep an eye on in pursuit of Wilson Chandler.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Clippers and Thunder are going to make a push for Chandler at the deadline. There were some rumors going around in early February that Chandler was unhappy with his role in Denver, so he could be available for the right price. A move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Chandler's fantasy value because they are set at SF and PF with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but it would give them a solid second unit that already includes Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker. This report is firmly in the rumor stage. Monday, 8:56 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein looking at more run?
    Willie Cauley-Stein is looking at a bump in minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and his 34.4 minutes per game are gone and the Kings didn't bring back a center in their deal with New Orleans, so WCS is a candidate for a much larger role. Coach Dave Joerger has been hesitant to use the second-year center for most of the season, but now he doesn't really have a choice. WCS has per-36 minute averages of 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, so feel free to take a flier on him if you need a big. Just keep in mind that he's a career 63.3 percent shooter from the line. Monday, 8:17 am
  • Report: Ben McLemore is "available"
    Ben McLemore is reportedly "available" as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: McLemore has been available for years, though his price has likely gone up a bit after an impressive February. McLemore is an impending free agent and the Kings are absolutely enamored with their new toy in Buddy Hield, so a move may not be a bad thing. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but McLemore is only a hold in deeper leagues for now and it's not clear which teams have interest in the SG. Monday, 6:45 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. Monday, 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
  • Windhorst thinks Shumpert could be traded
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

    Advice: To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal. Sunday, 10:32 am
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Sunday, 6:43 am
  • Celtics keeping an eye on Gallo?
    The Celtics will "keep an eye on" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as a possible trade target, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

    Advice: The Celtics are reportedly making their picks available for the right deal, including the potential No. 1 lottery spot with Brooklyn's pick. That pick likely isn't going to be in play for Gallinari, but young talent or future firsts could be in play on this deal. Gallo would take a big hit in big hit in Boston while Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez could benefit. Saturday, 5:13 pm
  • KD has no comment on taking less money
    Kevin Durant wouldn't comment about possibly taking less money this summer to help fit others into the salary cap.

    Advice: "We'll figure that out when the time comes," Durant said. He has a max $27.7 million cap number on his player option for next year, so that's a big chunk of the raised cap for the 2017-18 season. Durant is having his most efficient season as a pro and looks to be enjoying his time in the Bay Area so far. Saturday, 3:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double
    Nikola Jokic scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in the Rising Stars game on Friday.

    Advice: We all know flirting with a triple-double was nothing new. It looked like Jokic was on his way to lead the night in highlights with four no-look passes in the first half, but the World got away from it and just chucked treys. Just like he does during the season, Jokic brought the ball up and is a true point center. His fantasy owners should be expecting him to flirt with first-round value going forward. Friday, 8:23 pm
  • Kerr to consider playing Westbrook w/ Durant
    Coach Steve Kerr told reporters that he would "definitely consider" playing Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant in Sunday's All-Star Game.

    Advice: The potential pairing of Westbrook and Durant will be one of the more interesting subplots in the 2017 All-Star contest. Any possible interaction between the two former teammates and friends will surely generate plenty of headlines. Steph Curry believes that Draymond Green will help ease the tensions and break the ice in the Western Conference locker room. "[Green] is going to come in and just probably crack jokes and do something real loud and make it a locker room scene," said Curry. Friday, 6:46 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 17 points vs. Hawks
    Blake Griffin scored 17 points during a 99-84 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Clippers won this game with defense to end their first half on a four-game winning streak. They were dominating with defense earlier this season and are 19-3 when they hold their opponents under 100 points this season. Griffin is also coming into the break on a roll, averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys on 53.4 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the line in his previous February games. He'll have a tough time keeping up these numbers when Chris Paul (hand) comes back and BG has been a little injury prone, so this may be a decent sell-high moment. Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Kevin Durant, Warriors cruise to win vs. SAC
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, four blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in just 32 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Golden State lost to Denver on Monday, but their streak of 131 games without a consecutive loss was kept alive in a lopsided win vs. the Kings tonight. Klay Thompson blew up for 35 points, Steph Curry added 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the team didn't even need Draymond Green after his early ejection. It's good to be the team with the league's best record, most efficient offense, and third-most efficient defense. Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein shoots 6-of-16 in 24 mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein got extended run in garbage time on Wednesday, finishing 6-of-16 from the field for 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings lost the third quarter 42-15, ending their dreams of beating the Warriors in two consecutive meetings, and it was garbage time after that. DeMarcus Cousins didn't play down the stretch, allowing WCS to play the entire fourth quarter, so take this game in context. His role is increasing but he's still a tough sell in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Kosta Koufos plays just 11 minutes Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos started vs. the Warriors on Wednesday but had only one point, two rebounds, one block and four personal fouls in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Koufos was similarly quiet in his last game vs. the Warriors -- it's not a good matchup for him, and tonight was a perfect storm with both foul trouble and a blowout conspiring against him. Willie Cauley-Stein is gaining traction and there's no reason to own Koufos in typical leagues. Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez chips in across the board
    Willy Hernangomez started Wednesday's game and racked up eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 32 minutes vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (hamstring) was out again tonight, predictably, and the rookie center used the opportunity to turn in his best fantasy line in four games. He's prone to some disappearing acts, but with the Knicks struggling this season they have every reason to develop him in their final 26 games after the break. Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • Gary Harris scores 22 pts on 8-of-17 shooting
    Gary Harris fell two points shy of his season high on Wednesday, making 8-of-17 shots with three 3-pointers to score 22 points in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Harris added four boards, two assists and two steals, and this marks his fourth strong shooting performance. His minutes are up due to injuries recently, but his mid-round fantasy value is safe no matter who suits up for Denver. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Jameer Nelson goes for 16/11/7 Wednesday
    Denver followed up Monday's upset win vs. the Warriors with a loss to the Wolves, despite getting 16 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds from starting PG Jameer Nelson.

    Advice: Nelson made 7-of-15 shots with one 3-pointer and he's been very good in the absence of Emmanuel Mudiay (back). Mudiay has extra time to heal during the break, but even if he's healthy Nelson has enough juice to be worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Nikola Jokic fills it up again in loss to MIN
    Nikola Jokic filled it up again on Wednesday with 15 points, 14 rebounds (four offensive), four assists, four blocks and one steal.

    Advice: Jokic played alongside Mason Plumlee for most of the game, but that was mostly out of desperation with so many frontcourt guys injured. He shot just 6-of-19 from the field but also hit two 3-pointers and lit it up everywhere else, the type of performance that's becoming ho-hum for the elite big man. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays 34 minutes in DEN debut
    Mason Plumlee made a surprising start in his Nuggets' debut on Wednesday, going for 11 points (4-of-8 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Nuggets coach Mike Malone said he doesn't anticipate playing Plumlee more than 10-12 minutes alongside Nikola Jokic. He started as the primary defender on Karl-Anthony Towns tonight, however, with Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Wilson Chandler (illness) all on the sidelines. Plumlee's outlook is clouded by the likelihood that he'll get stuck in a reserve role behind the red-hot Joker. It doesn't help that he was just a top-100 guy while starting in Portland. Hold him at your own risk. Wednesday, 8:45 pm
  • Kyle Korver gets 22 points w/ six 3-pointers
    Kyle Korver scored 22 points with six 3-pointers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: In the process, Korver became the 7th player in NBA history with at least 2,000 career 3-pointers. The veteran hasn't missed a beat in Cleveland, averaging 2.6 treys on 49.5 percent from deep, and he said the biggest adjustment is getting so wide open without needing to run himself ragged. He's a nice specialist but doesn't typically offer this many extra stats. Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Surprise: Mason Plumlee starting over Barton
    Mason Plumlee will start and Will Barton will move to the bench against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wow. Coach Mike Malone said he was looking to play Plumlee around 10 minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so that may actually be low against Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng. Plumlee is almost certainly going to lose value, but this move gives his patient owners some hope. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) ruled out against Warriors
    Ty Lawson (groin) has been ruled out against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means it will be the Darren Collison show in what should be an up-tempo matchup. Collison is playing his best ball at the right time and will be a very popular DFS option this evening. Lawson should be back after the break, but Colllison should still be owned in all leagues. Daily Slant: With Lawson out again tonight, Darren Collison sets up as an elite $/point play considering he should see all the court time he can handle. DeMarcus Cousins is clearly going to dominate usage in Sacramento, but even so it'll be tough for Collison to disappoint with roughly 40 minutes on the floor. Ben McLemore and Aaron Afflalo also figure to see minutes between 30-35, but neither offer much in the way of $/point upside against GS. Wednesday, 3:10 pm
  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • Cavs not resting healthy players vs. Pacers
    Coach Ty Lue said he is not resting his healthy players on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: That means Kyrie Irving and LeBron James are both ready to roll as they close out their first halves on the second half of a back-to-back set. Irving scored 25 points on Tuesday and could be in for a huge night tonight based on how his usage rate spikes without Kevin Love. Wednesday, 2:29 pm
  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He was ruled out earlier today, but apparently he is feeling better with this newest injury report update. If Chandler can't go, Juancho Hernangomez will likely join his bro, Willy, as a starter tonight. Will Barton and Gary Harris would also benefit while we could see some Mason Plumlee play a handful of PF minutes. Daily Slant: Even if Chandler is able to suit up, the Denver side still has plenty of appealing options in what should be one of the best games on the slate. Nikola Jokic is a lock and load option regardless of Chandler's status, but Jokic would only become more appealing if Chandler sits. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton both figure to continue seeing minutes in the mid-thirties, and while Juan Hernangomez isn't likely to play 40+ minutes again tonight, he should still see enough court time to pay off his modest DFS price tag. Wednesday, 12:50 pm
  • Mason Plumlee could get 'big minutes' vs. MIN
    Head coach Mike Malone hinted that Mason Plumlee could earn significant playing time during Wednesday's matchup with the Wolves with the Nuggets short on bigs.

    Advice: "We don't have many big available so Plumlee could get big minutes," said Malone. "He'll play with Nikola and without." This likely won't be a trend when the team is at full strength, but with Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee) and Wilson Chandler (illness) all set to watch Wednesday's game from the sidelines, Malone doesn't have many other options. Juan Hernagomez will likely draw the start tonight, but Plumlee could flirt with minutes in the mid-20s off the bench. Wednesday, 10:48 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) out Wednesday vs. MIN
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will not play Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: This will be Mudiay's sixth straight game on the sidelines, and head coach Mike Malone said he doubts that Mudiay will be able to play in the Rising Stars Challenge. Mudiay's name has been floated around in more than a few trade rumors, and if a trade does go down, his value would likely take a hit as it's difficult to see him as a starter outside of Denver. Jameer Nelson will draw the start tonight, and Jamal Murray will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Wednesday, 10:43 am
  • Chandler, Mudiay out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) will also be on the sidelines on Wednesday night, so we could see Juan Hernangomez earn another start with Mason Plumlee logging extended minutes with the second unit. Hernangomez shined as a starter during Monday's win over Golden State, popping off for 27 points, 10 boards and six triple over 43 minutes, so he'll be on the DFS radar if he gets another start tonight. Wednesday, 10:33 am
  • Report: Denver could move Emmanuel Mudiay
    The Nuggets have reportedly made Emmanuel Mudiay (back) available in trade talks.

    Advice: Mudiay's broken jumper severely limits his upside, and it's tough to have such an ineffective shooter as a starter in today's NBA. While Mudiay may be available, there doesn't appear to be much interest in him around the league. As for today's game against the Timberwolves, Mudiay is listed as questionable, but it seems unlikely that he'll take the court. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 9:29 am
  • Jokic will replace Embiid in Skill Challenge
    Nikola Jokic will replace Joel Embiid (knee) in the Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend.

    Advice: Jokic will also be competing the Rising Stars Challenge, so he'll be busy at All-Star weekend, a trend that will likely continue for a very long time. Jokic has been a top-25 guy on the year, and over the past month, he's established himself as a first-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues. The sluggish start to the season is now a distant memory for The Joker. Wednesday, 8:45 am
  • Mason Plumlee won't play much next to Jokic
    Nuggets' head coach Michael Malone said he doesn't envision Mason Plumlee spending much time next to Nikola Jokic.

    Advice: "I don’t envision those two playing together 15, 20 minutes a night," Malone said. "If they are out there 10 to 12, I think Mason has the intelligence and the defensive versatility to guard stretch fours." Plumlee will likely be stepping into a similar role that Jusuf Nurkic was in, meaning his minutes will be sporadic and he could be headed for more than a handful of DNP-CDs. While earning 28 minutes a night as Portland's starting center, Plumlee was only a 10th round guy in 9-cat leagues, so his rest of season outlook as a reserve for the Nuggets is rather bleak. Wednesday, 8:37 am
  • Report: DEN open to moving Danilo Gallinari
    The Nuggets are reportedly open to moving Danilo Gallinari (groin) at the trade deadline.

    Advice: Gallinari has reportedly received interest from the Clippers, Celtics and Rockets, and of those locations, Los Angeles and Houston would be the best potential landing spots. As for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Gallinari will not play, and with Wilson Chandler (illness) being listed as questionable, we could again see Juan Hernangomez in the starting lineup. To be clear, nothing is imminent on the trade front for The Rooster, but this is a situation we'll be monitoring closely. Wednesday, 7:53 am
  • Ben McLemore scores 13 points in win
    Ben McLemore hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points and three rebounds in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was on the bench down the stretch in favor of Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, or he would have had a better night. The minutes were there and he's playing with more confidence, scoring in double figures in four straight games. If you have someone to cut and need 3-pointers, McLemore looks like a decent add right now. Afflalo finished with 10 points and zero 3-pointers in 37 minutes, while Tolliver had just four points in 19 minutes off the bench. Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • 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
  • Kyle Korver scores 6 in 27 minutes
    Kyle Korver hit 2-of-5 shots (both 3-pointers) for six points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Iman Shumpert (ankle) was back from a three-game absence, started and played 26 minutes, and it looks like the two are going to be locked into a timeshare until further notice. Making both of them borderline fantasy players to own. But if you need 3-pointers, Korver should be able to help, regardless of whether or not Shumpert's playing. Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores nine in return to action
    Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight. Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 25 points vs. Wolves
    Kyrie Irving had 25 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 10-of-27 shooting in Tuesday's 116-108 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He would have had a better night had he not gone just 2-of-10 from downtown but he also managed to get through the night without a single turnover. Irving shouldn't be too impacted by the absence of Kevin Love (knee surgery) for the next six weeks, and it looks like Channing Frye will be able to give Irving a nice assist option in Love's place. Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) won't play Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was initially a game-time call, so there's a chance he could play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors. With Lawson out, Darren Collison will log all the minutes he can handle and Ben McLemore gets a nice bump as well. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Mason Plumlee will be available to play Weds
    Mason Plumlee will be available to play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Plumlee got in a full practice with his new squad on Tuesday, so he could see some limited minutes off the bench on Wednesday night. Plumlee is entering a very crowded frontcourt situation in Denver, so his value will almost assuredly take a hit with his new team. He was only a tenth-round guy as Portland's starting center, so don't expect much moving forward. Tuesday, 2:10 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) won't play Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: The Nuggets are smartly playing it safe and keeping Gallo out through the All-Star break, which will give him another full week to heal. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) already ruled out, and Wilson Chandler (illness) questionable, Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see all the minutes they can handle on Wednesday. Hernangomez, who exploded for 27 points, six 3-pointers and 10 rebounds in 43 minutes on Monday, will be a very popular DFS play on Wednesday night. Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) questionable vs. MIN
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Mudiay has missed the past five games with the back issue, and with Wednesday being Denver's final game before the break, it would make sense for the Nuggets to just continue to hold him out. If he's out, Jameer Nelson will earn another start with Jamal Murray seeing some extended minutes with the second unit. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Arthur has been dealing with an assortment of ailments all season. He's appeared in just 29 of the Nuggets 55 games. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) also ruled out, rookie Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see plenty of playing time again on Wednesday. Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Faried, Arthur, Gallinari out Wednesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable, and if those two also end up hitting the sidelines on Wednesday night, we could see Juan Hernangomez and Will Barton forced to log heavy minutes in the starting lineup. Faried, Arthur and Gallinari will all likely be back in action after the All-Star break. Tuesday, 1:53 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) a game-time decision
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Lawson has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and it might make more sense for Sacramento to just withhold him from tonight's game in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Ben McLemore should draw another start if Lawson is out, and he'd be on the radar as a 3-point streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.Daily Slant: If Lawson isn't able to play tonight, Darren Collison will become an even safer DFS target while Ben McLemore will also become a stronger tournament target. DeMarcus Cousins' usage sits a shade under 40% with Gay, Temple and Lawson off the floor this year, but it's Collison and McLemore that follow him with usage rates around 20% among the regulars. While Collison is already locked into big minutes given injuries, McLemore would also likely play 30+ minutes without Lawson. Tuesday, 11:43 am
  • Iman Shumpert starting, Liggins to the bench
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

    Advice: "He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant. Tuesday, 11:36 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver. Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Denver planning to re-sign Mason Plumlee
    The Nuggets believe newly acquired center Mason Plumlee will be in Denver far beyond just the rest of this season, as it appears they plan to match any offer he receives this summer when he is a restricted free agent.

    Advice: "He’s here for the long-term," said Nuggets GM Tim Connelly. "What is great about restricted rights and having a ton of money is that it is up to us to keep him." Plumlee is expected to make his Nuggets debut Wednesday vs. the Wolves. It will be interesting to see whether coach Mike Malone is willing to play him alongside Nikola Jokic, as that will help determine how many minutes Plumlee sees. Considering he was playing over 28 minutes a night in Portland, his fantasy value will likely take a hit in Denver, but he's still a hold at this point. Tuesday, 7:46 am
  • Willy Hernangomez may continue to start
    Team president Phil Jackson views Willy Hernangomez and Kristaps Porzingis as the "starting frontcourt tandem of the future," according to Mark Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Sunday was the first time Hernangomez started alongside Porzingis and Knicks posted arguably their most impressive win of the season, a 94-90 victory over the Spurs. Joakim Noah (hamstring) is expected to miss at least one more game, so Hernangomez will likely start again on Wednesday vs. OKC. If Noah is healthy after the All-Star break, coach Jeff Hornacek will have a tough decision to make. Either way, Hernangomez had done enough to earn consistent minutes going forward. Tuesday, 7:08 am
  • 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
  • Gary Harris scores 16 in return to action
    Gary Harris played through a hamstring injury and started, hitting 6-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal in 32 minutes of Monday's easy win over the Warriors.

    Advice: The Nuggets' starters combined to hit 19 of their 24 3-pointers tonight, and Harris has been playing very well. He's scored exactly 16 points in three straight games and is averaging 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 3.0 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. The Nuggets are on fire, completely banged up, and the healthy ones, including Harris, deserve to be in fantasy lineups right now. Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 23 against Steph Curry
    Jameer Nelson hit 9-of-14 shots and five 3-pointers for 23 points, three rebounds and seven assists in 34 minutes of Monday's blowout 132-110 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Emmanuel Mudiay (back) might be out through the break, while the Nuggets are making a run at the No. 8 seed in the West, which means Nelson could keep the starting job until further notice. Nelson is averaging 17 points, 9.0 assists and 3.7 3-pointers over his last three games, and is worth using in all formats until we see what happens with Mudiay. Monday, 9:14 pm
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