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  • No suspension for Blake Griffin
    Blake Griffin will not be suspended for his Monday incident against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is a small surprise with the Clippers getting off light. Griffin can be put into all lineups and may actually be a strong DFS play against the Nuggets tonight. 18 minutes ago
  • Brandan Wright will not play
    Brandan Wright will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out of the rotation anyway, so the Grizzlies won't miss him too much. Although, not having Marc Gasol (illness) means Deyonta Davis should have some extended run heading his way tonight. 41 minutes ago
  • Mike Muscala is available
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is available for Wednesday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He has seen some playing time lately, but he played just three minutes on Monday. Muscala won't have much value while the Hawks are healthy up front. 45 minutes ago
  • Markieff Morris (ankle) will start Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (ankle) will start Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Morris did not practice on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in Monday's loss to Milwaukee, but the ankle issue won't be anything that forces him to miss any game-time action. Joining Morris in the starting five will be John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and Marcin Gortat. 53 minutes ago
  • Mason Plumlee (core) is available
    Mason Plumlee (core) is available to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team is calling it a lateral trunk strain and it would appear he'll be out there in a back-to-back set. Plumlee did not play next to Nikola Jokic on Tuesday, and that will probably continue tonight. He's not a great fantasy asset these days. Today, 2:05 pm
  • Skal Labissiere (shoulder) ruled out vs. Utah
    Skal Labissiere (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Just when it looked like Labissiere was going to get minutes on a regular basis, he has to sit out as the Kings turn to their youth. Coach Dave Joerger said he's expected to rest 2-3 veterans per game, but maybe this time Zach Randolph and Kosta Koufos suit up. On the other hand, the Kings could turn to Georgios Papagiannis or run more small-ball lineups, but either way Z-Bo and Koufos can't be trusted. Willie Cauley-Stein is really the only reliable Kings big these days. Today, 1:04 pm
  • Rudy Gay out a couple more weeks
    Rudy Gay (heel) is "still a couple weeks" from returning to action, according to coach Gregg Popovich.

    Advice: The Spurs are suddenly thin again with Kawhi Leonard (quad) and Manu Ginobili (thigh) also hurting. Kyle Anderson is likely going to start for the foreseeable future and could have value in 12-team leagues. Expect to see more Davis Bertans and Bryn Forbes, as well. Today, 11:38 am
  • Guerschon Yabusele (illness) is questionable
    Guerschon Yabusele (illness) is questionable for Thursday against the 76ers.

    Advice: He is under the weather, but the Celtics likely won't need the Dancing Bear anyway. Today, 11:21 am
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) probable vs. LAC
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Plumlee will likely be dealing with this core strain for the remainder of the season, but it shouldn't cost him any game-time action. He's not worth owning anywhere. Today, 10:46 am
  • Larry Nance (hip) probable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is probable to play Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Nance tweaked his hip on Monday but was able to play through it, and it sounds like that's what he'll be doing tonight. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Today, 9:54 am
  • Richaun Holmes (illness) out Thursday vs. BOS
    Richaun Holmes (gastroenteritis) will not suit up for Thursday's game in Boston.

    Advice: This will be Holmes second straight game on the sidelines due to the stomach bug, which will translate to more minutes for Trevor Booker and Amir Johnson. Holmes is only worth owning in deep leagues as a Joel Embiid-handcuff. Today, 9:42 am
  • Jordan Bell will start Wednesday vs. Chicago
    Jordan Bell will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, with Draymond Green (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: Bell should see his minutes closer to the 25-minute mark tonight with Green watching from the sidelines, so he could be someone to think about streaming in deep leagues. As a starter this season, Bell owns averages of 7.7 points, 5.6 boards, 3.3 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.8 swats per contest on 64.7% shooting. Today, 9:15 am
  • Draymond Green, Iguodala won't play Wednesday
    Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and Andre Iguodala (calf) will not suit up for Wednesday's game in Chicago.

    Advice: Green said his shoulder feels fine, so we'd expect him to get back out there for Saturday's game in Houston. With both Green and Iguodala watching from the sidelines on Wednesday, Jordan Bell will draw the start and there will be more minutes available for guys like David West, Omri Casspi and Nick Young. Today, 9:10 am
  • Frank Kaminsky (ankle) upgraded to probable
    Frank Kaminsky (right ankle sprain) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Kaminsky tweaked his ankle during the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Pistons, but it looks like he might not need to miss any additional game-time action. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Today, 8:35 am
  • Derrick Favors could be an option for CLE
    Derrick Favors could be a potential trade target for the Cavs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Cleveland is looking to add some size, and Favors is available, so it'll be interesting to see if anything becomes of this report. Favors value in Cleveland would depend on the moving pieces, but it's tough to see him improving his stock with the Cavs. He's also been linked to the Bulls, but his value would likely take a hit there if they didn't also move Robin Lopez. Today, 7:30 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis says game slowing down
    Kristaps Porzingis said he was forcing things too much on offense during his cold shooting stretch.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to slow down mentally. That’s helping me know," Porzingis said. "I’m not thinking I need to score as much. I just want to be involved. When the shots come, I’m going to take them, and they’re going to be higher-percentage shots, not as many contested shots and not as much me fighting to get the bucket." Porzingis is adjusting to being the No. 1 guy in the offense, but with Tim Hardaway Jr. back, and Porzingis being more selective with his shots, his shooting percentages should start to trend upward. Today, 7:03 am
  • Otto Porter is trying to find his rhythm
    Otto Porter said he's been out of rhythm since returning from the one-game absence last week.

    Advice: "I know I've only been out a [game], but I'm trying to slowly get back mentally and physically to where I was," Porter said. "I'm just trying to get back into rhythm." Over the past seven games, Porter has averaged just 8.9 points per game on 37.7% shooting, so he's certainly struggling at the moment. Head coach Scott Brooks hinted that he'll run some more plays for Porter, but also said that Porter will need to be more aggressive in seeking out his own shot. Today, 5:49 am
  • Jayson Tatum returned to action on Tuesday January 16. Today, 12:47 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu hits four more treys
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit 5-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 14 points, nine rebounds and a block in 28 minutes of Tuesday's easy 118-111 win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Suns had a big fourth quarter (39-26) but still lost by seven, while Aminu bounced back after a quiet game on Sunday, when he had just six points, seven rebounds, a block and zero 3-pointers. Aminu is bouncing around on a lot of waiver wires, but he's quietly averaging 11 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers over his last five games. He's hit at least one 3-pointer in eight of his nine January games and if you need a big man who can steal and hit 3-pointers, Aminu seems to be coming on after a rather quiet second half of December. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays 14 minutes off bench
    Mason Plumlee moved to the bench on Tuesday vs. Dallas, playing 14 minutes with five points and three rebounds.

    Advice: He played exclusively as the backup center and didn't see any minutes next to Jokic. He was a deep-league asset even as a starter, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues even if this was a temporary move. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Jayson Tatum quiet in 27 minutes
    Jayson Tatum (knee) was quiet in 27 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block and two triples.

    Advice: Tatum missed a practice over the weekend after tweaking his knee last week vs. Philly, but all the test results came back clean. "It feels a lot better. I just tweaked it in the game in London, and the long plane ride it got a little stiff," he said. "We had a few days off of practice, I mean, off until our next game. So they just told me to rest the other day at practice." He's been one of the most consistent rookies this season and is flirting with top-50 value in standard 9-category leagues, and it doesn't sound like this knee injury is going to linger. Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Boogie Cousins drops 19 & 15 on Celtics
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 7-of-20 shots, 1-of-6 3-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws for 19 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, three steals, zero blocks and seven turnovers in Tuesday's 116-113 overtime in at Boston.

    Advice: Boogie wasn't all that efficient tonight and the seven turnovers, compared to just one for Anthony Davis, have been an issue all season. He's struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 11-of-36 over his last two games, but once they start falling again, look out. The 5.4 turnovers over his last five games are annoying and right on course, as he's averaging 5.0 per game on the season. Despite the negatives, he's playing at first-round value this season and his shot should start falling soon. Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Mason Plumlee will come off the bench
    Mason Plumlee will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He was considered probable to play with a core strain, but the Nuggets will make a lineup switch to counter Dallas small-ball lineup. There's no word on whether or not this will be more than a temporary move, but this matchup is better suited for guys like Wilson Chandler and Trey Lyles. Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • Labissiere (shoulder) questionable Wednesday
    Skal Labissiere is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz with a left shoulder strain.

    Advice: All we have to work with is the injury report, so we don't know any details on the severity or whether or not he practiced on Tuesday. If Labissiere can't go, we should see Zach Randolph play a lot of minutes after he was rested in his last outing. The Kings are trying to get their younger guys more playing time, so keep an eye on the second-year big man. Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Nerlens Noel still targeting February
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said the earliest we'll see Nerlens Noel (finger) is in February.

    Advice: He had his cast removed in early January, but his timetable hasn't really changed. Carlisle said back on Jan. 4 that Noel could be playing by early February, so maybe they showcase him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. He was out of the rotation before the injury, so a fresh start could really help him. Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • Zhou Qi (elbow) questionable for Thursday
    Zhou Qi (elbow) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Minimal fantasy impact to note here, as Zhou is not a regular part of the Rockets rotation. Yesterday, 3:37 pm
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  • Pau Gasol (wrist) questionable for Wednesday
    Pau Gasol (right wrist sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Gasol told reporters on Monday that the nagging injury is hampering him. "I can't really bend it much," Gasol said. "It's been building up. I jammed it and it's been a little swollen." The Spurs are notoriously cautious with their injured players, so it certainly wouldn't be surprised if Gasol was sidelined on Wednesday. If Gasol is ruled out, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne would likely pick up most of his minutes. Bertans would be the more attractive streaming option and could be worth a look as a risky DFS punt. Yesterday, 2:48 pm
  • Jayson Tatum (knee) will play on Tuesday
    Jayson Tatum (knee) is good to go for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Tatum went through most of Monday's practice and looked fine at shootaround, so we wouldn't anticipate any sort of minutes limit for him tonight. Feel free to get him active. Yesterday, 2:40 pm
  • Abdel Nader (illness) ruled out Tuesday
    Abdel Nader (illness) has been ruled out Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Nader is not a part of the Celtics regular rotation and has no fantasy relevance. Yesterday, 2:40 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) probable Tuesday
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's been playing through the core strain issue for over a month, and it's likely going to be something he just has to deal with for the rest of the season. Plumlee is not a viable fantasy option in most leagues. Yesterday, 1:08 pm
  • Draymond Green, Iguodala questionable vs. CHI
    Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and Andre Iguodala (calf) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Green was icing his shoulder after Monday's win, and it's become a reoccurring issue this season, so it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him hit the sidelines on Wednesday night with a matchup against the 16-27 Bulls. The same can be said about Iguodala. If both these guys are out, there minutes will be divvied up between Kevin Durant, David West, Omri Casspi and Jordan Bell. Yesterday, 12:56 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) questionable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Nance played through the hip issue on Monday, but it may have gotten worse overnight. We'll have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he does need to hit the sidelines, Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle would pick up most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:25 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Frank Kaminsky (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Kaminsky sprained his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Pistons, and he was in a good amount of pain after the injury, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out Wednesday's game. We should have another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Marvin Williams and Dwight Howard would likely split most of his minutes. Johnny O'Bryant could also get into the rotation, but he wouldn't be a fantasy target. Yesterday, 11:20 am
  • Markieff Morris (ankle) unable to practice
    Markieff Morris (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Morris reportedly had both of his ankles iced up after Monday's contest. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte. If Morris is unable to suit up, Mike Scott and Jason Smith would see an uptick in minutes. Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Abdel Nader (illness) questionable Tuesday
    Abdel Nader (illness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Nadar is not a part of Boston's regular rotation. He is averaging just 7.7 minutes per game over 20 appearances this season. Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute returned to action on Monday January 15. Yesterday, 1:30 am
  • Blake Griffin ejected late Monday vs. Houston
    Blake Griffin was ejected late during Monday's 113-102 victory, finishing with 29 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and a steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Griffin and Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni were assessed technicals for exchanging words in the fourth quarter, then Griffin was hit with a second tech after jawing with Trevor Ariza. Blake hit 11-of-22 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs, and his point total was his highest since Nov. 25, a span of nine games and a couple of injuries. The buy-low window will slam shut if he is able to replicate these results Wednesday against the visiting Nuggets. We'll see if there is any disciplinary action after his two techs. Monday, 11:00 pm
  • Clint Capela snags seven rebounds in loss
    Clint Capela went for 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots over 28 minutes in Monday's road loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Capela hit 6-of-10 from the field while turning it over just once. The most impressive part of his stat line was the six offensive rebounds, keeping possessions alive for the visitors. Unfortunately they needed a lot more, as they Clips outscored the Rockets by eight in the second half to secure a much-needed victory. He has swatted at least one shot in each of his eight games since returning from a right orbital fracture on Dec. 29. Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores seven points in start
    Skal Labissiere started on Monday vs. the Thunder and scored seven points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was 3-of-10 from the field and didn't score or grab a board in the second half, but the biggest takeaway is that he's about to be unleashed -- Zach Randolph was a DNP-CD and coach Dave Joerger said he's going to rest two veterans in every game going forward. His stash appeal is growing despite tonight's quiet fantasy line. Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Jordan Bell plays 14 minutes in start
    Jordan Bell played just 14 minutes in a start on Monday, finishing with six points, three rebounds and nothing else.

    Advice: He's probably not going to stick in the starting unit, as Steve Kerr loves Zaza Pachulia and the Cavs start a power forward (Kevin Love) at center. And even if he were to stick, he's only worth using on nights when Draymond Green or Kevin Durant won't play. Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Draymond Green just misses triple-double
    Draymond Green hit 5-of-14 shots and was 0-for-5 from downtown for 11 points, but also had a season-high 16 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, just missing a triple-double in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: This would have been his third triple-double of the season and it feels like they're tougher to come by across the league this season. Green's not a dynamic scorer on a loaded Warriors' team, but that hasn't stopped him from being worth a second-round fantasy pick. Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Mbah a Moute and Tarik Black are available
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) and Tarik Black (eye) are available on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been out for about a month and was averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes before the injury, but he'll more than likely have some restrictions for a bit. He's only worth keeping an eye on in very deep leagues. Monday, 6:03 pm
  • Larry Nance double-doubles in loss
    Larry Nance played through a hip injury suffered on Monday and double-doubled with 15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-9 shots and owners might want to monitor him going forward, as he was in a lot of pain after banging hips with Deyonte Davis and was wearing a huge contraption around his waist when he wasn't playing in order to ease the pain. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and left early with a cut above his eye on Saturday. He's banged up, but playing well when the minutes are there. Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Jordan Bell starting, Pachulia to bench
    Jordan Bell will start on Monday vs. the Cavaliers, sending Zaza Pachulia to the bench.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr went with this lineup against the Cavaliers on Christmas, as he's expecting a lot of small ball tonight. Bell is coming off two straight DNP-CDs and he might be in and out of the rotation based on matchups, but his solid upside in fantasy has never been in question. Monday, 4:52 pm
  • Pau Gasol dealing with right hand injury
    Pau Gasol revealed after Monday's game that he's been dealing with a right (shooting) hand injury.

    Advice: "I can't really bend it much," Gasol said. "It's been building up. I jammed it and it's been a little swollen. I decided to play [Monday]." It sounds like Gasol's ability to play will be dependent on pain tolerance, but knowing the Spurs, he could certainly hit the sidelines on Wednesday in Brooklyn. If he does need to miss time, Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne would likely pick up most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 3:59 pm
  • Larry Nance Jr. (back) available to return
    Larry Nance Jr. hurt his back during Monday's game against the Grizzlies, but he's available to return.

    Advice: He got bumped on a drive to the hoop, hit one of two of his freebies and then limped his way back to the locker room. We'll provide another update after the game, but it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything serious. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute expected to play Monday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is expected to play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been out for a month, so if he is able to get out there tonight, he'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit. Mbah a Moute isn't worth owning in most leagues, but he could take away some minutes from P.J. Tucker once he's fully up to speed. Monday, 3:02 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis dumps in 26 points
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots across 27 minutes in Monday's 119-104 victory at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Porzingis was a solid 8-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 8-of-11 from the free-throw stripe. His minutes were somewhat limited dude to four personal fouls, but he obviously still had a very nice line. He had a much better time than his last outing aginst the Nets Dec. 14, when he left in the first half with a sore knee. In his previous two full games against Brooklyn he is averaging 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per outing. He'll get another crack at them at MSG on Jan. 30. Monday, 2:43 pm
  • Markieff Morris held to six points in 24 mins
    Markieff Morris was held to just six points on 3-of-6 shooting Monday, to go with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Morris had a couple nice games to bring in the New Year, but he's gone back to garbage-mode over the past four with meager averages of 8.3 points, 4.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 triples and 1.8 turnovers per game on 54.2% shooting in 28.1 minutes a night. Basically, when Kelly Oubre is playing well, Morris' minutes suffer, and that's likely to remain a trend for the rest of the season. Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Otto Porter hits 3-of-8 shots for 8 points
    Otto Porter's shooting woes continued on Monday, as he went just 3-of-8 from the field on his way to eight points, six boards, two assists, three steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Porter's jumper has been off in January, as he's been connecting on just 37.9 percent of his field goal attempts, and this was his third game in a row without a single 3-pointer. He's also seen his usage rate dip to just 14.5 over the past seven games, so there's no denying that he's in a dreadful cold streak, but at least he's been coming through with the defensive stats to keep his value afloat. Porter should be able to right the ship soon, so now looks like a good buy-low opportunity. Monday, 2:20 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky leaves with sprained ankle
    Frank Kaminsky sprained his right ankle with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter on Monday and never returned, finishing with five points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 2-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: He was defending a driving Tobias Harris and rolled it pretty badly on the play. He was down for several moments and in obvious pain, and couldn't stand up the first time he tried. He limped to the bench, and then locker room, and given the amount of pain he was in, it would not be surprising to see him miss at least a game or two due to the injury. Marvin Williams and Johnny O'Bryant would get some extra work if he's out. Monday, 11:39 am
  • Jayson Tatum (knee) is probable for Tuesday
    Jayson Tatum (knee) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: His test results all came back good and it sounds like he's dealing with a minor knee tweak. Tatum went through most of Monday's practice and should be ready to roll on Tuesday barring a setback in warmups. We'll have another update on Tuesday morning. Monday, 10:21 am
  • Richaun Holmes (illness) ruled out Monday
    Richaun Holmes will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors due to an illness.

    Advice: Amir Johnson missed Philly's last game with an illness, but he's currently questionable. If Johnson is unable to back up Joel Embiid, Trevor Booker and Dario Saric might see some time at the five. Holmes hasn't been playing much lately and is just a handcuff for Embiid's owners. Monday, 9:03 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu quiet in lopsided road loss
    Al-Farouq Aminu struggled in 21 minutes on Sunday, going 3-of-7 from the field for six points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Aminu came in averaging 33.0 minutes per game but was the victim of a slow start for Portland -- trailing by 14 points at halftime, coach Terry Stotts wasn't shy about mixing up his rotations in the second half. His shot still isn't falling (42.1 percent in January) but Aminu chips in enough elsewhere to be worth holding in most formats. Sunday, 9:16 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins has career-high seven steals
    DeMarcus Cousins collected a career-high seven steals vs. the Knicks on Sunday, adding 15 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in 45 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans had an incredible 17 steals as a team tonight, all from the starters, and they scored 22 points off turnovers tonight. It wasn't a perfect night for Cousins by any means, as he made 4-of-16 FGs and 7-of-12 FTs, with five turnovers, but you can't fault his ability to pile up counting stats. Cousins is averaging career-highs in assists (5.1) and 3-pointers (2.3) this season, and he's yet to miss a game. Sunday, 4:39 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 25 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting Sunday, to go with six boards, four 3-pointers, three assists, five steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis had a hot start to the game, but he cooled off after halftime, going 4-of-11 from the field through the second half of action and his usage rate also dipped to 24.5. The Knicks blew a 19-point lead, which was partly due to some miraculous play from Anthony Davis, but they also played fairly horribly as a team on the defensive end. Speaking of terrible defense, Enes Kanter finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover in 36 minutes. Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) could play Monday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is scheduled to practice on Sunday and if all goes well, he'll return to the court for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute has spent the past month on the sidelines, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be getting back to the court on Monday. He'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit for his first handful of games, but once he's fully up to speed, he could siphon away some playing time from P.J. Tucker. Sunday, 12:06 pm
  • Jordan Bell gets second straight DNP-CD
    Jordan Bell picked up his second consecutive DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: Kevon Looney has averaged 22.0 minutes in the past two games and his emergence has decimated Bell's role. Omri Casspi (sore back) was ruled out tonight and Andre Iguodala (hip) didn't play in the second half, which makes Bell's DNP even more concerning. Inconsistency is a given for a rookie on a championship contender, but DNP-CDs are unsustainable. Bell has proven what he can do in 20+ minutes but it's time to consider safer options in most scenarios. Saturday, 7:36 pm
  • Blake Griffin struggles with shot in win
    Blake Griffin went 3-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the stripe on his way to 11 points, four boards, one 3-pointer, nine assists and five turnovers in 29 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Ugly shooting has been a consistent issue for Griffin this season, who is currently connecting on a career-worst 42.9% of his shot attempts. Some of that has to do with the fact that he's jacking up a career-high 5.7 triples per contest, but the lack of spacing in Los Angeles hasn't done him any favors either. That said, he's still managed to produce top-60 value on the year and there's room for improvement, so he's someone to think about as a buy-low target. Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 14 points in 22 mins
    Skal Labissiere went 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 from the stripe on his way to 14 points in 22 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 126-105 loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Labissiere also chipped in seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one block in what was one of his better performances of the year. Unfortunately for him, the big man rotation in Sacramento has been an absolute disaster this season, so it'll be tough for him to carve out much value when his minutes are in the low-20s. Saturday, 4:29 pm
  • Larry Nance exits game cut above left eye
    Larry Nance exited Saturday's game with a cut above his left eye and did not return, finishing with two points and seven boards in 19 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The extent of Nance's injury is currently unclear at this point, but he'll likely be evaluated for a concussion, and there's a chance he could sit out Monday's game in Memphis. If he does indeed hit the sidelines on Monday, that would open up minutes for Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Saturday, 1:45 pm
  • Jayson Tatum (knee) doesn't practice Saturday
    Jayson Tatum (knee) did not practice on Saturday, and he's scheduled for a precautionary MRI.

    Advice: Tatum tweaked his knee during Thursday's game in London, but we'll wait for the MRI results before making any proclamations about his status for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans. If this is something that requires Tatum to miss time, Marcus Morris would likely move into the starting five, and there would be more minutes available for guys like Daniel Theis and Jaylen Brown. Stay tuned. Saturday, 11:17 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) a GTD on Monday
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: It's odd that D'Antoni has decided a player will be a GTD for a game that is still three days away; nonetheless, it's confirmation that Mbah a Moute is making solid progress and is very close to returning. Before getting injured, Mbah a Moute was averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes for the Rockets this season. Saturday, 6:19 am
  • Clint Capela pulls down 16 rebounds in rout
    Clint Capela finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds across 36 minutes in Friday's 112-95 win at Phoenix.

    Advice: In case you were wondering, Capela's career high is 20 rebounds. He also chopped in with three assists, two steals and a blocked shot over 36 minutes while going an efficient 7-of-11 from the floor. He also tied a team-high with a plus-22 rating in the road win. Capela is on fire lately, averaging 14.8 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game over his past five outings. He and his teammates will have the weekend to rest up before a road outing Monday against the Clippers. Friday, 10:48 pm
  • Draymond Green solid across the board
    Draymond Green finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and a steal over 37 minutes in Friday's 108-94 win at Milwaukee.

    Advice: Green hit 8-of-17 from the field, including 1-of-4 from behind the arc, while hitting 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. He bounced back nicely after an egg-laying in Wednesday's game against the Clippers when he shot just 1-of-9. He has rolled up 10 or more rebounds in five of his six games in the month of January to make his fantasy owners happy. Friday, 10:17 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins flirts with triple-double
    DeMarcus Cousins posted 24 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists with two blocked shots over 36 minutes in Friday's victory against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Boogie was on point in this one, nearly notching his fifth 20-20 game of the season. He has managed three games with 20 or more points and 19 or more boards across his past six outings, and he has posted two blocked shots in each of the past four starts. As long as he continues to maintain his composure on the court, he is a fantasy stud. Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu notches double-double
    Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three steals over 35 minutes in Friday's 119-113 loss at New Orleans.

    Advice: Aminu hit 7-of-16 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from behind the arc, and he finished with a team-best plus-16 rating. In fact, he was the only Blazers player in double digits in the category. This was a nice game, but he has posted some pretty awful stat lines lately, too. In fact, he has yet to post back-to-back double-digit scoring totals so far through seven games in January. He is a bit erratic in terms of fantasy production, but remains a decent add in category leagues, especially 9-cat. Friday, 9:15 pm
  • Otto Porter logs 39 minutes on Friday
    Otto Porter Jr. (hip) was able to play 39 minutes against the Magic on Friday, finishing with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: Fantasy owners won't be terribly pleased with the off shooting night, and the fact he chipped in with just two assists, two rebounds and two steals. However, it was nice to see him roll up 39 minutes, playing with no restrictions after just returning from a hip injury on Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how the team handles him on Saturday night in the second end of a back-to-back against the visiting Nets. Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Derrick Favors struggles in return
    Derrick Favors (ankle) was quiet on offense in his return to action on Friday vs. the Hornets, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Dwight Howard and the Hornets have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to centers this season, so the matchup didn't do him any favors. Rudy Gobert (knee) is scheduled to be re-evaluated later this weekend and the Jazz have been linked to Chicago's Nikola Mirotic, so Favors' rest-of-season outlook is a little bleak unless he is a part of any deal. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) will start on Friday
    Updating a previous report, Derrick Favors (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

    Advice: Favors only missed one game with the minor ankle issue, and there haven't been any reports of a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to throw him out there for tonight's game. Ekpe Udoh will return to the bench, and as a reserve, Udoh can't be considered a viable target in most leagues. Friday, 3:10 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) will play on Friday
    Derrick Favors (ankle) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Favors missed Wednesday's game with the minor right ankle sprain, but he's a full four days off, so he should be good to go without any restrictions tonight. With Favors back in the mix, Ekpe Udoh will lose most of his value with the return to the second unit, and Jonas Jerebko won't play as much. Friday, 2:33 pm
  • Otto Porter (hip) won't have minutes limit
    Otto Porter (hip) won't be on any sort of minutes limit for Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Porter looked fine in his return from a one-game absence on Wednesday, tallying 14 points, six boards, three steals, two triples and one assist in 37 minutes of action, and he should see a similar workload tonight. Get him active. Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Rockets recall Zhou Qi from G-League
    The Rockets have recalled Zhou Qi from the G-League.

    Advice: Zhou is not a part of the regular rotation, and he is also dealing with an elbow injury. Friday, 7:35 am
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  • Larry Nance double-doubles off bench
    Larry Nance played 30 minutes and hit 6-of-9 shots, including a highlight-reel dunk, for 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Thursday.

    Advice: Brook Lopez and Julius Randle never got it going in this one, giving Nance a chance to shine off the pine. He's been playing well, especially in his last three games, and is holding ninth-round fantasy value this season, despite the presence of Randle and Kyle Kuzma, who hit just 3-of-12 shots tonight. Nance is worth owning, but he's not going to be all that reliable on nights when Randle, who failed to score in this one, and Kuzma are doing work. Thursday, 11:14 pm
  • Blake Griffin returns w/ 18 points, 12 boards
    Blake Griffin returned from a two-game absence with a concussion and hit 5-of-14 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and a steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The fact he only missed two games is encouraging for his for owners and he looked pretty good tonight. He'll look to get fully back on track against the Kings on Saturday. Thursday, 10:07 pm
  • Blake Griffin and Milos Teodosic will play
    Blake Griffin (concussion) and Milos Teodosic (foot) will play on Thursday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Griffin has officially cleared the concussion protocol after a two-game absence. The Clippers played Blake for 32 minutes on Dec. 29 when he returned from a month-long absence (knee injury), so he may not have restrictions tonight. We'll let you know how he looks after the game, but with Griffin back that means Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell will lose most of their value. Thursday, 5:36 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) probable for Friday
    Derrick Favors (sprained ankle) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Favors practiced on Thursday, so unless there's a setback at shootaround it looks like he'll be back in action. Ekpe Udoh thrived as a fill-in starter on Wednesday, with 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks, but Favors' return would be a direct hit to his value. Thursday, 12:06 pm
  • Blake Griffin (concussion) questionable Thurs
    Blake Griffin (concussion) is listed as questionable vs. the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Milos Teodosic (foot) is also questionable tonight, and both guys could be headed for game-time decisions. We haven't heard about Blake officially clearing the league's concussion protocol, but the 'questionable' tag suggests he's at least getting close. Thursday, 11:46 am
  • Zhou Qi (elbow) ruled out Friday
    Zhou Qi (elbow) will not play on Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: The Rockets are going to be thin up front on Friday with Nene resting his knee and Tarik Black dealing with a corneal abrasion in his right eye. Expect Clint Capela to play heavy minutes with Ryan Anderson spending some time at center. Thursday, 9:18 am
    Player Note
    Zhou Qi Hou - PF
  • Draymond Green (knee) logs 29 minutes
    Draymond Green (right knee soreness) had seven points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went 5-of-6 from the FT line tonight, but shot 1-of-9 from the field while missing all six of his 3-point attempts. This is the sixth time all season he's been held without any defensive stats, so that's nothing to worry about. Despite being a constant presence on Golden State's injury report, Dray hasn't missed a game since Dec. 20. Wednesday, 10:48 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins hits 12-of-17 FTs, scores 29
    DeMarcus Cousins led the Pelicans with 29 points on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-15 FGs and 12-of-17 FTs with five 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

    Advice: Anthony Davis (sprained right ankle) was out tonight, so predictably Cousins was very busy despite being the focal point of the Memphis defense. He committed five turnovers tonight but that's nothing new, as his 5.0 miscues per game lead the NBA by a wide margin (Russell Westbrook is second at 4.5). Cousins hasn't missed a game this season, of course, so it's all good for his fantasy owners Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Otto Porter (hip, back) returns, plays 37 min
    Otto Porter (hip, back) returned to action on Wednesday with 14 points (5-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), six rebounds, three steals, two 3-pointers and one assist in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Hip soreness has been an ongoing issue for Porter, but the Wizards don't sound overly concerned. "There’s no question with Otto, we’re always working on his flexibility and his core so he can play like last year [when] he played most of the season," said coach Scott Brooks. "Hopefully this season he’ll do the same." There's no reason to think he'll miss more games imminently, so make sure he's locked into active lineups. Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores hollow 10 points
    scored a hollow 10 points in 18 minutes vs. Dallas, going 4-of-10 from the field with two 3-pointers and one rebound.

    Advice: Charlotte was coming off a four-day break in the schedule, and they faced a tired Mavs team on the second of back-to-back games, but it was Dallas who held on for a 115-111 road win. Kaminsky continues to score double-digit points with little else -- in the past three games he's averaging 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals and zero blocks. Even with Cody Zeller (knee) on the shelf, he's been hurting most fantasy owners. Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks in a double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: After the first quarter, he really disappeared in this game with only four points in the second, third and fourth quarters, but Porzingis did show up in overtime with a dunk at the buzzer (video in link below). He was 0-of-4 from the line in this game, but that seems like a fluke after going 17-of-18 in his previous three games. The Unicorn will be a stud as long as he's in the lineup. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) won't play Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This is very surprising news, as Favors has been able to practice this week and was listed as probable on the injury report. The Jazz are still without Rudy Gobert (knee), so they are very thin upfront. Jonas Jerebko, Ekpe Udoh and Thabo Sefolosha should all be expected to see an uptick in minutes on Wednesday. The Jazz will also likely be forced to play a lot of 'small ball' with undersized lineups. Wednesday, 2:40 pm
  • Otto Porter (hip, back) will play Wednesday
    Coach Scott Brooks confirmed that Otto Porter (hip, back) will start Wednesday vs. the Jazz and play "about 30 minutes."

    Advice: Porter is back after missing just one game. He's a risky play in DFS, but should be locked and loaded in daily leagues. Kelly Oubre will get bumped back to the bench. Wednesday, 2:24 pm
  • Draymond Green (knee) available Wednesday
    Draymond Green (knee) is available to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: As expected, Green, who was listed as probable, will suit up to take on the Clippers. Because both Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) have been ruled out, Green and Kevin Durant will be popular DFS plays on Wednesday evening. Wednesday, 12:56 pm
  • Blake Griffin (concussion) will not play Wed
    Blake Griffin (concussion) will not play Wednesday vs. Golden State.

    Advice: This is not surprising, as Griffin said on Tuesday that he was expecting to miss this contest. The Clippers next game is Thursday vs. the Kings, and there is an outside chance he clears concussion protocol by then. Wes Johnson, Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell should continue to divvy up additional minutes in Griffin's absence. Wednesday, 11:19 am
  • Otto Porter (hip, back) probable Wednesday
    Otto Porter (hip, back) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Scott Brooks already said on Tuesday that Porter would be back out there for Wednesday's game, so the probable tag is just a formality and owners can go ahead and get him active following his one-game stint on the sidelines. With Porter back, Kelly Oubre will return to the bench and his value will take a bit of a hit with the demotion to the second unit. Wednesday, 11:03 am
  • Derrick Favors could be dealt for Mirotic
    Trade talks regarding a Derrick Favors-Nikola Mirotic swap have reportedly progressed past the preliminary stages and are now getting serious.

    Advice: Favors and Mirotic make roughly the same amount of money, so this could be a straight-up swap, although the Bulls reportedly would like a first-round pick as well. If the Bulls bring on Favors without parting ways with Robin Lopez, Favors would find himself in an unfavorable situation fighting for minutes in Chicago's crowded frontcourt. A trade can't officially go down until January 15, and the Bulls have also received interest from the Pistons, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Wednesday, 7:17 am
  • Draymond Green (knee) probable for Wednesday
    Draymond Green (knee) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been listed as probable the last few games, so there's no reason to expect him to sit. The Warriors do have a back-to-back set on Friday and Saturday, so they may be tempted to rest him in one of those. Tuesday, 5:07 pm
  • Blake Griffin does not expect to play vs. GSW
    Blake Griffin (concussion) said he's not expecting to play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Griffin was doing some bike work on Monday and coach Doc Rivers said then that he still has a few more tests to pass in the concussion protocol. The Clippers do play again on Thursday vs. the Kings, so maybe he'll be back in time for that one. With Griffin out, we should see more minutes falling to guys like Wes Johnson, Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell. Tuesday, 4:40 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: Muscala has been listed a probable in each of the Hawks last three games and has played in each contest. However, he has very minimal fantasy value, as he's averaging just 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 8.3 minutes over those three games. Tuesday, 3:33 pm
  • Favors (right ankle) participates at practice
    Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain) went through portions of Tuesday's practice and he remains probable to play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Favors has been able to practice two days in a row, so he should be fine for Wednesday's game. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 1:22 pm
  • Otto Porter (hip) will play on Wednesday
    Scott Brooks said that Otto Porter (hip, back) will be "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Porter was a full participant at Tuesday's practice, so he'll get back out there on Wednesday following a one-game stint on the sidelines. Because he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit, so owners can deploy him with confidence tomorrow. With Porter back in action, Kelly Oubre will return to the second unit and his value will take a slight hit. Tuesday, 11:19 am
  • Otto Porter (hip) listed as questionable Wed
    Otto Porter (right hip strain) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Wednesday's matchup vs. Utah.

    Advice: Porter was held out of Saturday's loss to the Bucks after his back tightened up in Friday's win over Memphis. Encouragingly, Porter was able to participate in "some portions" of practice on Monday. We should have another update, and a better idea of his status going forward, after Tuesday's practice. If Porter is unable to play, Kelly Oubre will likely draw another start. Tuesday, 7:45 am
  • Draymond Green fills boxscore vs. Nuggets
    Draymond Green (knee) notched 23 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, three blocks, two 3-pointers and one steal in 35 minutes during Monday's win vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Green's constant presence on the Warriors' injury report makes him seem like more of an injury risk than he really has been -- other than a mid-December stretch with five DNPs, he's missed just one game (Nov. 24). He also averaged 38.0 minutes in a back-to-back set in early January, which is a great sign, and owners shouldn't fret about his availability until the bitter end of the regular season. Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Labissiere plays 22 minutes off the bench
    Skal Labissiere returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Spurs, scoring six points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Zach Randolph was back with the starters after a one-game absence. The Kings have been featuring Z-Bo on offense all season even though this year is supposed to be about player development, so hopefully they give Labissiere more run sooner rather than later. He's just a stash until that happens. Monday, 10:25 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins gets 20 & 10, plus a tech
    DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points (7-of-14 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 40 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Cousins didn't score in the first quarter and he let his frustration boil over with a technical foul. That gives him eight technicals after the Pelicans' first 39 games, so he's on pace to flirt with the maximum 16-tech limit this regular season. Anthony Davis sprained his ankle late tonight and didn't return, leaving him questionable for Wednesday's game in Memphis -- if he can't suit up, Cousins should have an atmospheric usage rate. Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Blake Griffin has a few more tests to pass
    Blake Griffin (concussion) was doing some bike work at Monday's shootaround.

    Advice: Head coach Doc Rivers said Griffin still has a few more tests to pass before he is out of the concussion protocol. His status for the back-to-back set coming up on Wednesday and Thursday is to be determined, so we'll be on the lookout for an update on Tuesday. Montrezl Harrell and Sam Dekker will both be asked to step up in his absence. Monday, 6:23 pm
  • Blake Griffin, Teodosic out Monday vs. ATL
    Blake Griffin (concussion) and Milo Teodosic (foot) have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: No surprises here as both guys were being listed as doubtful. Montrezl Harrell and Jawun Evans will likely be starting tonight, and Harrell might be someone to think about as a deep league streamer or DFS punt play. There should also be more opportunity for guys like Sam Dekker and Wes Johnson, while Lou Williams' usage rate could go into the ridiculous range tonight. The Clippers have a Wednesday-Thursday back-to-back set coming up, and for now, we'll be considering Griffin questionable for those games. Jan 8, 2:17 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: It's weird that Favors is being listed with an ankle injury, as that didn't appear to be an issue during Sunday's loss to the Heat, but the probable tag suggests this is nothing. Favors was able to get through portions of Monday's practice, and with another full day off until Wednesday's game, he should be fine. Jan 8, 1:31 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) probable for Monday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is probable to play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Muscala will likely be given the probable tag for the next month because that's just what Atlanta does. He's not worth owning anywhere. Jan 8, 12:43 pm
  • Draymond Green (knee) available to play Mon
    Draymond Green (right knee soreness) will be available to play Monday vs. Denver.

    Advice: Green played through the sore knee on Saturday, and he'll be doing the same thing tonight. He'll have the opportunity to operate with the rock in his hands slightly more than usual with Kevin Durant (calf) unavailable, so maybe he messes around with a triple-double in what will be a favorable matchup with the Nuggets. Jan 8, 12:24 pm
  • Otto Porter (back, hip) limited Monday
    Otto Porter (back, hip) participated in "some portions" of practice on Monday according to coach Scott Brooks.

    Advice: His status for Wednesday's game is to be determined, but this is still a good sign. If Porter can't go after a couple days of rest, Kelly Oubre will draw another start and will be a solid punt in DFS and streaming option in standard leagues. Oubre had 14 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples against the Bucks on Saturday. Jan 8, 10:52 am
  • Pelicans 'determined' to re-sign Cousins
    The Pelicans are "determined" to re-sign DeMarcus Cousins in free agency this summer.

    Advice: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said the franchise hasn't invited trade offers on Boogie, and that makes sense with the team sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference. Unless the Pelicans have a terrible stretch before the trade deadline, we'd imagine that they will be buyers (wing depth) and not sellers. Jan 8, 10:14 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute says he's getting closer
    Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) said he's getting closer, but doesn't have a return date in mind.

    Advice: "I'm definitely closer to the end than where I was," Mbah a Moute said. "I'm feeling better, able to start shooting and doing stuff on the court. It's tough being out, dealing with an injury." Mbah a Moute is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Bulls and we'll continue to list him as out indefinitely for now. Jan 8, 7:50 am
  • Larry Nance hits 6-of-6 FGs for 13 points
    Larry Nance (illness) finished Sunday's game with 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting, adding eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Nance didn't miss any games despite battling 'flu-like symptoms' the past few days. L.A. recently waived Andrew Bogut to avoid guaranteeing his contract for the rest of the season, but Nance's playing time is still unlikely to climb while Julius Randle, Brook Lopez and Kyle Kuzma are clogging up frontcourt minutes. Jan 7, 10:29 pm
  • Pau Gasol gets full line in road loss at POR
    Pau Gasol had 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Gasol hit 6-of-11 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in 28 minutes of action tonight, his highest playing time since Dec. 26. This was the first game of a back-to-back set, however, and based on Pau's workload he could get a rest day vs. the Kings on Monday. With luck, the Spurs will clarify which veterans might be rested after shootaround. Jan 7, 9:33 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis gets 29 points in road win
    Kristaps Porzingis made 9-of-25 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers to finish with 29 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks improved to 4-14 on the road with tonight's victory in Dallas, which concluded a three-game road trip. Porzingis recently lamented that he's "tired ... so tired," and that the mental aspect of losing makes it harder to fight through physical fatigue. He looked fine in big minutes tonight, but still hasn't made more than half his shots since Dec. 12, a span of 11 games. He gets a few days off before hosting the Bulls on Wednesday. Jan 7, 7:24 pm
  • Spurs start Murray, Forbes, Slo-Mo, LA & Pau
    The Spurs will start Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Kyle Anderson, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol on Sunday.

    Advice: San Antonio is short-handed tonight without Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Danny Green (groin), and they're also resting Tony Parker. Patty Mills was a big winner off the bench the last time this lineup started a game, while Forbes played 41 minutes, but there are no certainties when it comes to Gregg Popovich's rotations. Jan 7, 5:48 pm
  • Draymond Green probable despite sore knee
    Draymond Green (right knee soreness) is probable vs. the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: Green recently dealt with a sprained left ankle, and he's had back and shoulder issues this season, but none of them have been overly serious. The Warriors are playing it safe with injuries and the fact that Dray is 'probable' suggests he won't miss any time. Check for confirmation after Monday's shootaround. Jan 7, 5:39 pm
  • Larry Nance Jr. (illness) will play on Sunday
    Larry Nance Jr. (flu-like symptoms) will play vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: There's not a lot of upside for Nance with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez both healthy, but at least he won't miss any games with his recent illness. Jan 7, 4:51 pm
  • Derrick Favors double-doubles in 32 minutes
    Derrick Favors posted an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double on Sunday, to go with one steal, one block and one turnover in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Favors did briefly exit the game after Goran Dragic hit him with a knee-to-knee collision on a drive to the hoop, but he didn't need to go to the locker room and after taking a few possessions off, he got right back in there. This could be something that swells up on Favors overnight, but with Utah off until Wednesday, it might not be something that requires him to spend any time on the sidelines. We'll have a better idea on his status for Wednesday's game based on his activity level at practice. Jan 7, 4:04 pm
  • No timetable for Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder)
    Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) hasn't been cleared for practices and he remains without a return timetable.

    Advice: The good news is that Mbah a Moute went through a long workout prior to Sunday's practice and said he's feeling better. "I can't really guess [about a return date]," he said. "I'm regaining strength. The shoulder is healed. Range of motion is getting better. I'm starting to do stuff on the court, getting into basketball shape." Until Houston provides more details, we'll consider him out indefinitely. Jan 7, 3:40 pm
  • Mason Plumlee swats three shots in road loss
    Mason Plumlee finished with nine points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots over 17 minutes in Saturday's 106-98 loss at Sacramento.

    Advice: Plumlee was 3-of-5 from the field and on his way to a big stat line, but foul trouble limited his playing time. He is averaging 8.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assist and 3.0 blocked shots per game over his past three outings in the month of January. He isn't a great fantasy option in most leagues, but he isn't a bad big man in deeper formats. Jan 6, 9:58 pm
  • Skal Labissiere goes for a dozen in win
    Skal Labissiere finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots across 16 minutes in Saturday's 106-98 win against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Labissiere was humming right along, especially on the defensive end, and he posted a plus-15 rating. He had no personal fouls, so his minutes were held down because of head coach Dave Joerger. The coach used a nine-player rotation, and three bench players had more minutes than three starters. It's always a hard situation to figure for fantasy owners. Jan 6, 9:37 pm
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