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  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 38 points
    Klay Thompson torched the Bulls during a 119-112 win on Wednesday, making 12-of-22 from the field for a season-high 38 points with four rebounds, two assists and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Stephen Curry also dropped 30, so coach Steve Kerr summed up this night for the Warriors. "Old school Splash Brothers night," Kerr said to describe this win. The Warriors have now won 14 straight games on the road and they'll get a tough test in Houston on Saturday night. Thompson is starting to get hot again and he's played 35 minutes in each of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
     
  • Terrance Ferguson to bench w/ Roberson active
    Terrance Ferguson came off OKC's bench for three points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer during Wednesday's easy home win.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes tonight, but that was inflated by garbage time. Ferguson began the month with a bang, dropping 24 points, six 3-pointers and three steals during a blowout vs. the Lakers, but couldn't duplicate the feat vs. L.A. tonight. Since then he's averaged 3.5 points on 25.8 percent shooting, so he should already be floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
     
  • Carmelo Anthony lights up Lakers w/ 27 points
    Carmelo Anthony lit up the Lakers for a game-high 27 points on Wednesday, going 10-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Melo's altered role in OKC has led to some swings in his fantasy value, but he's settling in as a designated catch-and-shoot guy -- he was slumping from the field, so it was nice to see him find a groove tonight. He'll look to keep it going when the Thunder seek their fourth straight win vs. the visiting Cavs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 pm
     
  • Andre Roberson solid in return Wednesday
    Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday with four points on 2-of-2 shooting, four rebounds, three steals, two assists, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Roberson logged 17 minutes in his first action since late December. He looked sharp and is averaging 26.9 minutes on the season, but OKC didn't need to push him with the game decided in the third quarter. He's a non-entity in points leagues, but has some niche appeal for defensive stats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 pm
     
  • Brandon Ingram OK despite tweaking ankle
    Brandon Ingram (sprained ankle) tweaked his ankle during Wednesday's game and sat out the final 15:31, but coach Luke Walton said he could have returned if needed.

    Advice: OKC was cruising to a lopsided win tonight, so the Lakers played it safe by benching Ingram down the stretch. He finished with eight points, three assists and one rebound. The 20-year-old forward should be fine, but we'll consider him 'questionable' for Friday's home game vs. the Pacers. Check back for more information after Thursday's practice. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:35 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores just 19 points
    Kevin Durant scored 19 points with eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: It snaps his 20-plus scoring streak that he had going since Christmas, including some eye-popping January averages of 29.6 points, 6.6 boards, 5.8 dimes, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 steals and 3.2 treys on 59.1 percent from the field in his previous games this month. KD gets a matchup against the Trevor Ariza-less Rockets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:24 pm
     
  • Omri Casspi scores four
    Omri Casspi scored four points with four rebounds in 18 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Technically, he was a DNP-CD on Monday, but coach Steve Kerr held him out because of how sensitive his back injury is. Casspi should stay on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:21 pm
     
  • Dillon Brooks strong again w/ 17 points
    Dillon Brooks had 17 points, five boards, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes on Wednesday, making 6-of-11 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs.

    Advice: The rookie sank three 3-pointers and he's now 7-of-11 from deep in his past two games. His minutes and usage are trending up, even as the Grizzlies scuffle along near the bottom of the standings, but Brooks has a lot to prove before earning fantasy owners' trust in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) looks fine Wednesday
    James Ennis (calf) had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three assists in a home win vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ennis' availability was a rare bit of good injury news for Memphis, which was playing without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright. He was coming off a pair of solid games but should still be viewed skeptically for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Lance Thomas invisible in 15 minutes
    Lance Thomas had another vacant line on Wednesday with three assists, two blocks and no other stats in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Thomas didn't even attempt a shot or free throw tonight, and he's irrelevant for fantasy owners while Michael Beasley, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Doug McDermott are healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets Knicks' free-throw record
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: In the process, Lee set a Knicks record by making 46 consecutive free throws. He's tops in the NBA at 96.1 percent from the stripe, and the only bad news is that he doesn't get there often with 1.8 attempts per game. He's been a sneaky mid-round fantasy value this season but could fade if New York commits to playing young guys more late in the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays 26 minutes Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played 26 minutes on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: THJ sat out Monday's game as a precaution, as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he looked fine in a tough loss at Memphis tonight. He came off the bench again but coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted he could resume starting soon, which would bump Lance Thomas (15 minutes) to the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 24 points in 27 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points with six rebounds, three assists, one block, three steals and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't skipped a beat since returning from an illness on Saturday, scoring 18 points in 24 minutes on Monday and 16 points in 22 minutes on Saturday. Mirotic looks to be locked in for minutes in the mid 20s and playing next to Lauri Markkanen at times has helped his consistency. He should be owned in standard leagues, but he could be considered as a sell-high player because a trade would likely hurt his value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:51 pm
     
  • Danny Green scores nine points in 27 minutes
    Danny Green scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was at his best this season when Kawhi Leonard (quad) was out, so Green could start trending up again. Although, we do have to mention that Green is maddeningly inconsistent, so his prospective owners probably won't be in for a smooth ride. He should still be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Davis Bertans scores two points
    Davis Bertans scored two points with one rebound, two assists and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was coming in fairly hot this month, averaging 12.6 points, 3.1 boards and 2.9 treys over his previous eight games. Bertans should be looking at minutes in the 20s most nights with Kawhi Leonard (quad) out indefinitely. He's not going to do too much outside of score and hit treys, so he's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist racks up 21 points
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dropped 21 points in just 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 8-of-11 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

    Advice: MKG is surging with double-digit points in six of his past seven games, and coach Steve Clifford had nothing but praise for him after tonight's game. "[MKG's] having such a good year," he said. "He's playing so well on both sides of the ball. He's playing efficiently and intelligently on offense." His minutes had crept into the 30-32 range prior to this blowout, and he's a solid pickup if he's still available in shallower leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma (hand) to the locker room
    Kyle Kuzma (left hand) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: It's being called a sprain to his metacarpal-phalangeal joint, which is basically where the pinkie meets the palm. The Lakers are down big in the fourth, so Kuzma not returning isn't really big news. He checked out with seven points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes. We should get an update after the game or tomorrow, but expect Kuzma to be day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:00 pm
     
  • Markieff Morris quiet in 15 minutes Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (ankle) had two points, five rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Morris didn't practice on Tuesday and reportedly had both of his ankles iced after Monday's game, but it sounds like the typical bumps and bruises of an NBA season. He committed four fouls during his limited time on the court, but the Wizards also rested starters at the end of a blowout tonight. Expect better vs. Detroit on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers (heel) still needs walking boot
    Austin Rivers (ankle, heel) will wear a protective walking boot for at least one more week.

    Advice: Doc Rivers said Austin will be "in and out" of the boot, but it's still unclear when he might return to the court. His absence ensures that Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic will be leaned on heavily, with Jawun Evans and Tyrone Williams also earning more minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:15 pm
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    Austin Rivers LAC - PG,SG,SF
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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:49 pm
  • Omri Casspi (back) will play on Wednesday
    Omri Casspi (back) will play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Casspi was a healthy scratch on Monday, but Steve Kerr said he'll be getting on the floor tonight. He could pick up a few extra minutes with Andre Iguodala (calf) out, but not enough to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:33 pm
     
  • James Ennis is available to play
    James Ennis (calf) is available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was called questionable to play on Tuesday from what was likely an injury on Monday. He should come off the bench and could be looking at minutes around 20. Ennis isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Spurs expecting Kawhi to return this season
    Coach Gregg Popovich said the Spurs are expecting Kawhi Leonard (quad) to return at some point this season.

    Advice: Leonard is out indefinitely, but it does sound like he's looking at an extended time off. Considering how careful the Spurs were with him before and how he's only played nine games, it's fair to guess he's not going to play before the All-Star Game. His owners have to hold him and trading for him isn't the worst idea, assuming you're not giving up an elite player. Kyle Anderson is worth an add in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:34 pm
     
  • Terrance Ferguson will return to the bench
    Terrance Ferguson will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Andre Roberson (knee) will be returning from an eight-game absence tonight, which could result in Ferguson dropping out of the rotation entirely. Ferguson isn't worth your attention in any setting. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:30 pm
     
  • Roberson starting, Ferguson to the bench
    Andre Roberson (knee) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers, sending Terrance Ferguson back to the bench.

    Advice: Roberson has missed the past eight games, so he could have his minutes monitored tonight. Neither Roberson nor Ferguson can be considered viable targets in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:28 pm
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:11 pm
  • Evan Fournier hasn't asked for a trade
    Evan Fournier said he has not asked the Magic for a trade.

    Advice: There really haven't been many rumors on Fournier, but the Magic continue to slide in the standings. "I’m not going to think about what’s going to happen or where I would enjoy playing or something, because it’s all speculation," Fournier said. His fantasy owners will certainly want him to stay with the Magic, assuming there's no cautious shutdown. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:30 pm
     
  • Andre Roberson (left knee) questionable
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: He got some shots up on Tuesday and even went through practice on Sunday. Coach Billy Donovan talked a lot about his second unit playing well together, so chances are Roberson would be put back into the starting lineup. He's still not someone fantasy owners should count on in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:23 pm
     
  • Kawhi Leonard (right quad) out indefinitely
    The Spurs announced on Wednesday that Kawhi Leonard will be out for an indefinite period of time as he continues to rehab from right quadricep tendinopathy.

    Advice: "It hasn't responded the way we wanted it to," said coach Gregg Popovich. "You try to react to how he feels after the games he's played in a little bit. It just hasn't gone as well as we've wanted it to. So we're going to stop him for an indefinite period – I don't know how long that will be – to get more strength and hopefully get him back on the court." This is very concerning given he's only appeared in nine games this season, and Pop's quote seems to imply there's a chance he might not be back this season. Owners in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot have a tough decision to make. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:04 am
     
  • Iman Shumpert (knee) practices Wednesday
    Iman Shumpert (knee surgery, foot) practiced on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's inching his way closer to a return, but he won't be much of a factor in the rotation even when he's cleared to play. Leave Shumpert on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 am
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  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) will return from a one-game absence on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram practiced in full on Tuesday, and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. His return to the court should shift Josh Hart back to the second unit, but with Lonzo Ball (knee) out, Hart's minutes might not take a significant hit. Ingram owners can feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 am
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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • Josh Jackson (groin) scores eight points
    Josh Jackson (groin) scored eight points vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, hitting 4-of-12 shots with two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: He had four fouls which limited him to 23 minutes, so he couldn't build off his 21-point game on Sunday. The game is slowing down for the rookie and his outlook for the rest of the season is promising with the Suns focusing on player development, but this isn't a great week to stash him since they only have one more game on the schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:33 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:33 pm
     
  • Evan Fournier scores career-high 32 points
    Evan Fournier went off for a career-high 32 points in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, hitting 12-of-22 shots and 2-of-2 free throws.

    Advice: He also matched a career-high with six triples, adding three assists and two rebounds in 35 minutes. Fournier is off to a slow start in January with averages of 14.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.3 triples prior to tonight, so hopefully this performance will get him going. He gets a matchup with the Cavaliers on Thursday, a team that has allowed 118+ points in four out of their last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 pm
     
  • James Ennis (calf) questionable for Wednesday
    James Ennis (right calf) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a calf issue for Ennis, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on what he can do at Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (quad) not on the injury report
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Leonard also wasn't on the injury report on Monday but ended up being a late scratch, which was apparently due to his "return from injury management" program. He'll have had three full days off going into Wednesday's game, so he should be able to get out there barring a setback. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:47 pm
     
  • Josh Jackson (groin) will start on Tuesday
    Updating a previous report, Josh Jackson (groin) will start Tuesday in Portland.

    Advice: Jackson played well in his previous start sans Warren, scoring a career-high 21 points to go with six boards, three dimes and two triples in 30 minutes of floor time, so he's someone to consider in DFS with what should be a favorable and uptempo matchup with the Trail Blazers.Daily Slant: With all inactive/non-rotation members off the floor - including Warren and Chriss, who were both ruled out today - Jackson is averaging 0.93 fantasy points per minute with a very solid 28.2% usage rate, making him an attractive target in all DFS formats. Dragan Bender also appears to be locked into at least 28-30 minutes of court time, making him a viable bounce back candidate. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:27 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:56 pm
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  • Josh Jackson (groin) available to play
    Josh Jackson (groin) will be available to play Tuesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: T.J. Warren (back) is out, so Jackson should be looking at another start tonight, and he's someone to think about in daily leagues. In his past four appearances, Jackson has produced averages of 16.3 points, 2.0 triples, 7.0 boards, 3.3 dimes and 1.7 turnovers per contest on 41.9% shooting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:47 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram was able to practice in full on Tuesday and said he expects to be back on the court on Wednesday night, and head coach Luke Walton echoed a similar sentiment, so he feels a bit closer to probable. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) gets up shots Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (knee) got up some shots during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: The Thunder just did some light shooting and watched film on Tuesday, so this isn't much of an update. We'll have a better idea on Roberson's status for tomorrow's game based on his activity level at Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, Terrance Ferguson will get another start. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:01 pm
     
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) plans to play Wed
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) was able to practice with the team on Tuesday and said he was "confident" he would be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Ingram, who was held out of Monday's loss to Memphis, did admit he was "a little sore," but was able to sprint and cut on his ankle in Tuesday's practice. The Lakers will determine Ingram's status for Wednesday's game based upon how the ankle responds to Tuesday's activity, but it's worth noting that head coach Luke Walton also said he expects Ingram to play. If he is able to get back out there, Josh Hart would get bumped back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:31 am
  • Josh Jackson (groin) questionable Tuesday
    Josh Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Jackson was listed as questionable for Sunday's contest as well, but ended up starting in place of T.J. Warren (back) and scored a career-high 21 points, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Over the Suns last four games, Jackson is averaging 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.8 treys, while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from downtown. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:21 am
  • Kevin Durant, Warriors get best of Cavs
    Kevin Durant hit 9-of-16 shots, 4-of-6 3-pointers and 10-of-10 free throws for 32 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block in Monday's 118-110 win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He also had just three turnovers, and basically outplayed LeBron James across the board tonight, even though James had a pretty big game himself. Durant crushed him in free throw shooting and turnovers, which is what makes Durant a more popular player to own in fantasy than James. Durant simply won't hurt you anywhere. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:12 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
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  • Carmelo Anthony scores 20 points in win
    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points in a 95-88 win over the Kings on Monday, hitting 7-of-19 shots and 2-of-2 free throws in 32 minutes.

    Advice: If not for a big third quarter, this would've been a rough night -- he scored 15 of his 20 points in the third and didn't score again after that. He added nine rebounds, one assist, two blocks and four triples, but he's in a bit of a slump again, hitting just 15-of-52 from the field in his last three games. A matchup with the Lakers on Wednesday should get him going. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:45 pm
     
  • James Ennis plays well for Memphis
    James Ennis hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Ennis had 12 points, five boards, a block and two 3-pointers in his previous game, making him worth a watchful eye right now. But Chandler Parsons should be back from his knee injury soon, which could hurt him. And even if Parsons remains out, Ennis would only be a deep-league option at this point. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:45 pm
  • Dillon Brooks leads Memphis with 19 points
    Dillon Brooks hit 6-of-8 shots and 4-of-5 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes of Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: That ties his season high in scoring, as he's had two other 19-point games this season, but they came early. He had scored a grand total of 15 points in his previous three games and doesn't get many rebounds, assists, blocks or steals. He belongs on waivers in most leagues, unless he's going to start scoring like this on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:37 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma plays well in ugly loss
    Kyle Kuzma hit 6-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the Lakers bench in a 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: There's not much to say here. This is what Kuzma does, although he did get a lot more run than Julius Randle tonight and got some extra touches with Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball in street clothes. Kuzma looks like the steal of the NBA Draft and one of the waiver-wire pickups of the year in fantasy leagues where he went undrafted. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:29 pm
     
  • Omri Casspi is inactive Monday
    Omri Casspi will be a healthy scratch on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Warriors have their whole roster available, but Casspi will be pushed out of the rotation for this matchup. He's not worth owning while Kevin Durant is healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:43 pm
     
  • Mirotic scores 18 points w/ three triples
    Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples in 24 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Mirotic officially became eligible to be traded on Monday and he's already been linked to the Blazers, Jazz and Pistons. "Hopefully, they're going to keep me a few more games at least," Mirotic said. "Especially that Golden State game, I want to play. It's going to be a fun game. Let's go day by day, that's the only thing I can do." It certainly sounds like he's expecting to be traded, but he should still have some nice value if he ends up on one of those three teams mentioned. Bobby Portis' stash appeal is also growing in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:03 pm
     
  • Kawhi Leonard says he was rested on Monday
    Kawhi Leonard said the reason he didn't play on Monday was due to the Spurs' "return from injury management" program, and not due to a flare-up with the quad issue.

    Advice: The Spurs have been extremely cautious with Leonard this season, not allowing him to play unless he's had two full days off in between games, and that's apparently the reason why he sat out Monday's game (he logged 28 minutes on Saturday). Hopefully, this means we can expect to see him back on the court on Wednesday in Brooklyn, and owners can expect to get another update by Wednesday morning's shootaround at the latest. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:28 pm
     
  • Courtney Lee sets franchise record Monday
    Courtney Lee hit his only free-throw attempt Monday in Brooklyn to tie the team's all-time mark for consecutive free throws made at 44, equaling the record set by Chris Duhon.

    Advice: Lee finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including 1-of-2 from behind the arc, while chipping in with two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot. He is also working on a 14-game streak with at least one 3-pointer dating back to Dec. 18. Lee continues to be a decent fantasy asset in 9-cat leagues, particularly when Tim Hardaway Jr. is not on the court. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Davis Bertans gets off 15 shots in loss
    Davis Bertans played 24 minutes and hit 4-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in Monday's 102-99 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Bertans has had some big games lately and probably would have had another one today, had his shot been falling. He's averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 3-pointers over his last five games, but he won't help in any other areas. But as long as Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Rudy Gay (heel) are hurting, Bertans is going to play. And it doesn't hurt that Manu Ginobili also went down today with a thigh injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:48 pm
  • Danny Green scores 11 in loss to Hawks
    Danny Green hit 4-of-7 shots and 3-of-6 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 28 minutes of Monday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Green has played in back-to-back games and played 10 more minutes tonight than he did on Saturday. Manu Ginobili went down (again) with a thigh injury today so Green could see a slightly bigger role going forward, assuming that he can stay healthy. He has been a bit of a nightmare to own, but he also has hit three 3-pointers in each of his last two games, and had at least a steal and block in each of them, which is why people still deal with him in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:40 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) ruled out vs Grizzlies
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: His absence should yield more playing time for Kyle Kuzma, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes with Ingram leaving early on Saturday. Corey Brewer should also step up in the rotation, and the Lakers will need a team-wide effort with Lonzo Ball (knee) also unavailable tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:12 pm
  • Brandon Ingram a true game-time decision
    Brandon Ingram is a true game-time decision for Monday in Memphis due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He'll try to warm up and see if he can go and it sounds like this one could go either way. We'll know one way or another prior to the 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:17 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (quad) out Monday vs. ATL
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This is the same quad issue that delayed Leonard's start to the season, and it's extremely concerning that it's become an issue again with how careful the Spurs have been with him (he's played in just nine games this season). The Spurs take on the Nets in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Leonard questionable for that one. With him unavailable tonight, Kyle Anderson will draw the start with LaMarcus Aldridge doing the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:32 am
     
  • Hornacek says Hardaway Jr. could start Weds
    Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:28 am
  • Kawhi 'bothered' by quad, 50/50 to play
    Kawhi Leonard is "bothered" by his quad injury and is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He just can't catch a break and neither can his fantasy owners. His shoulder seemed fine in Saturday's game, but this quad injury has been an issue since the offseason. Don't be surprised if the Spurs hold him out in what should be an easy win. If he sits, Kyle Anderson and Davis Bertans will step up with LaMarcus Aldridge carrying the offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:53 am
     
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out for Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: THJ appeared to tweak his left leg on Sunday, but coach Jeff Hornacek said THJ is fine and that he's resting on the second game of a back-to-back set. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. Michael Beasley will pick up the slack on offense for the second unit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 am
  • Omri Casspi (back) is available Monday
    Omri Casspi (back) is available on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Warriors will need Andre Iguodala's defense on LeBron James, so Casspi is looking at a handful of minutes at best. He's not worth deploying in most leagues while Golden State is healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:16 pm
     
  • Josh Jackson notches career-high 21 points
    Josh Jackson started in place of T.J. Warren (back) on Sunday, scoring a career-high 21 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jackson went from being questionable due to hip and groin injuries, to starting for the 15th time in his NBA career. He had a few sloppy turnovers but was otherwise a bright spot for Phoenix in this blowout home loss. Warren should be day-to-day, so this doesn't do much for Jackson's immediate value heading into a two-game week, but it's a nice reminder of his long-term upside. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • Courtney Lee hits 3-of-10 shots for 10 points
    Courtney Lee went just 3-of-10 from the field during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, finishing with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Lee suffered from some suffocating defense from Jrue Holiday, but he’s also just been less involved in the offense since Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the court. In the two games since THJ has gotten back out there, Lee’s usage has dipped to 15.0, so it looks like his value will take a bit of a hit once Hardaway Jr. is fully up to speed. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:02 pm
  • Josh Jackson starting for T.J. Warren (back)
    Josh Jackson will start Sunday's game in place of T.J. Warren (sore lower back).

    Advice: Jackson came in with his own hip and groin ailments, but he practiced on Saturday and should be playing without any limitations. The absence of Marquese Chriss (hip) leaves Phoenix very shallow at the forward spots, so we're expecting a heavy workload for Jackson tonight. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:00 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points, tweaks leg
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans but appeared to tweak his left leg on the final possession of the game.

    Advice: He did add two triples, five boards, three dimes, three steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but the main takeaway is the leg injury. The injury occurred on a non-contact play on New York's final possession, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting an obvious limp. The Knicks play again on Monday in Brooklyn, so it wouldn't be surprising to see THJ hit the sidelines for the second leg of this back-to-back. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Monday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday in Memphis.

    Advice: We'll have a better idea on Ingram's status following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to watch from the sidelines on MLK Day, there would be more minutes available for Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday when Ingram went down, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get the start if Ingram sits. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Josh Jackson (hip, groin) available to play
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Jackson was a full participant in Saturday's practice and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. He could be looking at playing time in the mid-20s with Marquese Chriss (hip) unavailable, and it'll be interesting to see if he affects Dragan Bender's minutes. Jackson has been up-and-down this season, so he's not the best fantasy target with a tough matchup against Indiana. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:29 pm
  • Casspi, Iguodala, Livingston probable Monday
    Omri Casspi (back), Andre Iguodala (hip) and Shaun Livingston (shin) are all probable for Monday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Advice: Casspi has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it looks like he'll get back out there for on Monday. However, with the Dubs expected to be at full strength for their MLK Day game, Casspi is unlikely to get enough minutes to matter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:35 pm
     
  • Kawhi Leonard not on the injury report Monday
    Kawhi Leonard is not being listed on the injury report for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leonard looked fine in his return to action on Saturday, and if he's able to play Monday, it'll be the first time this season he will have played in a game without having two nights off. Based on the current injury report, Rudy Gay (heel) will be the only Spur to hit the sidelines on MLK Day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:32 pm
     
  • Andre Roberson (knee) out Monday vs. SAC
    Andre Roberson (knee) was a full participant in Sunday's light practice, but he will not play Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: "We didn’t have a lot of contact in practice, but he went through the entire practice, so he’s getting better," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Sunday. While Roberson is improving, Monday will mark his eighth straight game on the sidelines, which will likely result in Terrence Ferguson earning another start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:26 am
     
  • Nikola Mirotic not worrying about future
    Nikola Mirotic said he's not thinking about his future in Chicago right now and that he's focused on winning games.

    Advice: "I want to win, that’s all I want to do," Mirotic said. "But I’m happy in Chicago. I’m obviously very happy and my family, too. We all love Chicago and we are more than thankful for the opportunity to be here. That’s all I can tell you now." The veteran forward is eligible to be traded on Monday and has already been linked to the Blazers, Jazz and Pistons, so expect the rumors to heat up again. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:19 am
     
  • Popovich says Leonard surprised him
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he was surprised that Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) was in such great shape on Saturday.

    Advice: "He's looking confident in his body," Popovich said. "He wasn't winded tonight, which surprised me. He's coming along well." Leonard has played in consecutive games only once and has not played on less than two days' rest, but he said he "needs to string some games together" and that he's remaining patient as he works his way back to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:37 am
     
  • Davis Bertans hits six triples in victory
    Davis Bertans went for 18 points with a team-best plus-25 rating across 23 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 112-80 win against Denver.

    Advice: Bertans was a very efficient 6-of-8 from the field, including 6-of-7 from behind the 3-point line. He and Manu Ginobili are the only Spurs to post six triples in a game this season. Bertans also accomplished the feat back on Jan. 8 against the Kings. He is having a nice January, posting 13.0 points per game while averaging 3.0 3-pointers per game. If you need triples Bertans is worth scooping up while running hot. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 16 points in return
    Nikola Mirotic returned to action on Saturday with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, making 6-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic missed one game due to illness but looked fine vs. Detroit tonight. He's eligible to be traded on Monday and teams like the Pistons and Jazz have been mentioned as possible suitors -- for now, the Bulls are reportedly holding out for a first-round draft pick. Heat coach Fred Hoiberg referred to playing Mirotic and Lauri Markkanen together as "a fun lineup," so as long as he's with Chicago his role appears safe. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:44 pm
     
  • Danny Green hits three triples in return
    Danny Green (groin) was good for 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in his return to the lineup Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Green was able to hit 4-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, as he did not exhibit any rust after a lengthy layoff. He was limited to 18 minutes, but that was more a result of the lopsided nature of the game and nothing to do with any limitations due to his injury. Eventually Bryn Forbes will see his playing time dry up once the team is involved in a close game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:33 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard continues to roll up steals
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) went for a team-high 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot over 28 minutes Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Leonard was aggressive on the offensive end, getting to the free-throw line a season-high 11 times, converting nine attempts. He was not tentative in his return to action, and he picked up four steals, too. He has four or more thefts in four straight games, the longest stretch of his career. He was limited to 28 minutes, but that was more the result of the lopsided nature of the score and not due to any type of setback with his shoulder. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 pm
     
  • Kawhi Leonard, Green, Parker start Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder), Danny Green (groin) and Tony Parker (ankle) are all listed as starters vs. Denver on Saturday.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich said that he expected all three veterans to return tonight, and this confirms that they're ready to go. The result is that Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes and Dejounte Murray are back in their typical bench roles, which should result in severely cut playing time. Anderson is still worth holding, though, at least while Rudy Gay (heel) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:31 pm
     
  • Nothing doing for Terrance Ferguson again
    Terrance Ferguson posted just three points with one rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot over 18 minutes in another start Saturday at Charlotte.

    Advice: Ferguson is holding down the fort with Andre Roberson (knee), but really the latter cannot return soon enough. He was just 1-of-3 from the field, and he is averaging just 2.0 PPG over the past four outings. Even in a starting role, should Roberson need more time to mend, Ferguson warrants very little in the way of fantasy consideration. He isn't even worth using as a low-end DFS play at this point. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:46 pm
     
  • Carmelo Anthony has awful shooting game
    Carmelo Anthony hit just 3-of-14 field-goal attempts to finish with seven points across 33 minutes in Saturday's 101-91 win at Charlotte.

    Advice: 'Melo went 0-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and he split his pair of free-throw tries. He was able to salvage the stat line with 10 rebounds and an assist, but he is in the midst of an awful slide right now. He is 8-of-33 (24.2 percent) from the field over the past two outings, and went without a triple for just the second time in the past 13 games. His scoring is nearly five points down per game than last season in New York, and roughly seven per outing off of his career numbers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
     
  • X-rays come back clean on Ingram's ankle
    X-rays came back clean on Brandon Ingram's sprained left ankle, and the Lakers are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Ingram said he wasn't really able to push off his left ankle when he tried to play through the injury, but he'll try and run on it on Sunday and see how he feels. He wants to play on Monday in Memphis but said it will depend on how he feels, so he could be trending towards a game-time decision. Owners can expect to get another update on Sunday, but if he's out on MLK day, more minutes would fall to Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle, while Josh Hart could earn a start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:04 pm
  • Omri Casspi (back) won't play on Saturday
    Omri Casspi (back) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Casspi said he felt discomfort in his back while going through his pre-game routine, but he's hopeful he'll be able to get back out there for Monday's game against the Cavs. With him unavailable tonight, Nick Young and Andre Iguodala will split his minutes, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:36 pm
     
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Saturday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Mirotic should be back in his standard 25-minute bench role tonight in his return from a two-game stint on the sidelines, which will result in fewer minutes for Bobby Portis and Lauri Markkanen. The Bulls can officially trade Mirotic on January 15, so this could be his final game in a Chicago uniform. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:21 pm
     
  • Kyle Kuzma double-doubles off the bench
    Kyle Kuzma double-doubled in 35 minutes off the bench on Saturday, tallying 18 points, 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Kuzma was on fire to start the game, and he didn’t even miss his first shot until late in the third quarter, finishing 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Brandon Ingram exited the game with an ankle sprain, and Larry Nance Jr. hit the sidelines after a cut opened up above his eye, so Kuzma be in line for big minutes on Monday if both those guys are out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:38 pm
     
  • Josh Jackson, Canaan practice on Saturday
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) and Isaiah Canaan (groin) practiced on Saturday.

    Advice: These guys getting through Saturday's practice is an encouraging sign regarding their status for Sunday's game against the Pacers, and we should have another update following Sunday morning's shootaround. If they are able to get back out there tomorrow, Tyler Ulis and Danuel House Jr.'s minutes would take a hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:03 pm
  • Ingram (ankle) will not return Saturday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) will not return to Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Ingram tweaked his ankle during the first quarter and tried to play through it after getting his ankle re-taped in the locker room, but after a second trip to the locker room the Lakers ruled him out for the remainder of the game. He'll end his evening with four points, six boards, five dimes in 14 minutes, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game in Memphis. His absence would translate to more minutes for Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance and Julius Randle. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:43 am
  • Omri Casspi (back) questionable Saturday
    Omri Casspi (back soreness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Casspi's back has been bothering him for a while, and it forced him to sit out Friday's win over the Bucks. If Casspi is unable to play on Saturday as well, Andre Iguodala and Nick Young would likely see a few extra minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 am
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:17 pm
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  • Kevin Durant busy at the offensive end
    Kevin Durant finished with 26 points, six assists, six rebounds and two steals over 36 minutes in Friday's game at Milwaukee.

    Advice: Durant was a solid 12-of-20 from the field, including 2-of-6 from behind the arc. If fantasy owners really want to quibble, they can find fault in his 0-of-2 night at the free-throw line and zero blocked shots. But don't be greedy. Circle back around tomorrow afternoon to double-check that he'll be available for Saturday night's game at Toronto, as he is fresh off a strained right calf and his status in back-to-back situations is uncertain. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:11 pm
     
  • Klay Thompson's 3-pointer streak snapped
    Klay Thompson finished with 12 points Friday at Milwaukee, but he was 0-of-2 from behind the arc to snap a 95-game streak with at least one 3-pointer made.

    Advice: Thompson was back from a rest on Wednesday, but apparently it hindered him more than it helped. His 95-game stretch with a triple was the third-longest in NBA history. He wasn't terribly broken up about it after the game, though. "I didn't know. Oh well. Who cares?," he said. With Thompson back in action it was Nick Young heading back to a minor role off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
     
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 16 points in return
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) returned to action in a 118-108 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 16 points (6-of-13 FGs) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, but he showed little to no rust at all. As long as his leg responds well in the morning, his workload will continue to ramp up and he should be back in the first unit sooner rather than later. With top-70 value in 9-category leagues on a per-game basis, there's no reason for him to be sitting on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:29 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:15 pm
     
  • Josh Jackson (hip) ruled out Friday
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) will not play on Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: The Suns have no reason to deploy Jackson at less than 100 percent, but his next chance to play will be on Sunday vs. the Pacers. T.J. Warren will have a heavy workload tonight and the Suns will use a committee approach to soak up the rest of Jackson's minutes. Based on coach Jay Triano's comments, we'll see a lot of small-ball lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:54 pm
  • Danny Green (groin) is questionable
    Danny Green (groin) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He was questionable to face the Lakers on Thursday, but he was ruled out several hours before tip-off and has now missed five games in a row. Bryn Forbes will continue to be an option in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting if Green can't go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:39 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play on Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: THJ has spent the past month on the sidelines, so he'll assuredly be dealing with a minutes limit for at least his first few games of being out there. He's not a must-play guy in his first game back from the long layoff, but he is must-own now that he's finally back out there. Michael Beasley's minutes will likely take a hit once Hardway Jr. is fully up to speed, and Courtney Lee's usage will dip. He'll come off the bench tonight, but Lance Thomas' days as a starter are numbered. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:36 pm
  • Omri Casspi (back soreness) out Friday
    Omri Casspi (back soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This issue has been lingering for weeks, so the Warriors will play it safe like they normally do. Andre Iguodala and Nick Young may pick up a few extra minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:15 pm
     
  • Josh Jackson (groin) doubtful for Friday
    Josh Jackson (groin) said he doesn't think he'll be able to take the court for Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Jackson's injury was initially reported as a hip issue, but apparently, he's dealing with a groin injury, which is something that can be tricky to recover from as there's a high risk of suffering a setback if brought back too soon. It sounds like he'll be joining Marquese Chriss (hip) on the sidelines tonight, which will translate to more minutes for Jared Dudley and perhaps Daniel House will be able to get into the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 am
  • Andre Roberson (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Roberson reportedly went through parts of practice on Friday, but sat out the contact portions. He is inching his way towards a return but will likely need to get a full-contact practice under his belt before he is cleared to play. Terrance Ferguson is expected to draw another start on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:50 am
     
  • Omri Casspi (back) questionable Friday
    Omri Casspi (back soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Casspi has been dealing with lingering back soreness for weeks now. If he is unable to play, Andre Iguodala, who is listed as probable, and Nick Young would likely see a few more minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:45 am
     
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Saturday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) practiced on Friday and is expected to play Saturday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Mirotic has missed each of the last two games due to a stomach bug but is on track to return to the lineup Saturday night. Mirotic has cooled off slightly since his red-hot start, but is still averaging 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 3-pointers per game this season. With Mirotic back in the mix, Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis will see their playing time reduced a bit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:24 am
     
  • Brandon Ingram scores 26 in win over Spurs
    Brandon Ingram was aggressive on Thursday, hitting 11-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 2-of-5 free throws for 26 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes, while committing just one turnover.

    Advice: Ingram is finally feeling it and is shooting it much better of late. He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and is averaging 20.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.3 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over that stretch. And the best news is that his shots are falling, as he's hit 33-of-55 in those four games, good for 60 percent. He appears to be primed for a big second half for the Lakers after a rough start to the season and his confidence is growing by the day. But poor free throw shooting and a lack of peripheral stats will likely keep him from becoming an elite fantasy player any time soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:02 pm
  • Danny Green (groin) out vs. Lakers Thursday
    Danny Green (groin) won't play vs. the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Green was initially listed as 'questionable', which is encouraging, but he was ruled out well before tip-off tonight. Bryn Forbes should start again in his absence, with Brandon Paul filling out the rotation off the bench. Green's next chance to play comes Saturday at home vs. the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:42 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) questionable Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr.'s (leg) status for Friday's game vs. the Wolves is unclear according to coach Jeff Hornacek.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. scrimmaged with the Knicks for a second straight practice on Thursday, but the Knicks aren't ready to commit to him playing yet -- they will list him as questionable for now. Hardaway Jr. will be re-evaluated either this evening or on Friday morning, but he wouldn't reveal his status either. "If it was playoffs then I would obviously," THJ said. "Time will tell." Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Kevin Durant w/ 40 pts, passes 20k for career
    Kevin Durant (right calf strain) returned from a two-game absence on Wednesday with 40 points on pristine 14-of-18 shooting, making 6-of-7 threes with four boards and four assists.

    Advice: Durant added one steal, one block and a 6-of-8 mark at the free-throw line, and he did his damage in just 31 minutes tonight -- in the process, he became the 44th player in NBA history to score at least 20,000 points. The Warriors fell apart when he was off the court, though, and they gave up 125 points to the severely depleted Clippers tonight, which led to Durant being rested for the final 3:03 as the score got out of hand. All signs point to KD being ready for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, but owners should double-check his status since it's the first game of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:48 pm
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:48 pm
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  • Terrance Ferguson awful in Wednesday's start
    Terrance Ferguson made another start Wednesday at Minnesota, but he was limited to just three points across 23 minutes.

    Advice: Ferguson's night was a disaster, as he hit just 1-of-7 from the field, including 1-of-6 from behind the arc, and he grabbed just one board with one assist and one steal. Hey, the good news is that he didn't turn it over once. However, Andre Roberson (knee) cannot get back soon enough. For now, Ferguson might be a decent low-priced contrarian play in DFS, but he has no fantasy appeal in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
     
  • Carmelo Anthony has disastrous shooting night
    Carmelo Anthony finished with 15 points over 31 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 loss at Minnesota, hitting just 5-of-19 from the floor.

    Advice: It was an ugly stat line for 'Melo, as he added just one rebounds and no other contributions while turning it over twice and finishing with a minus-17 rating. He just kept jacking up shots, but it was like trying to drop a basketball into a soup can. He and his fantasy owners will look for better results on Saturday in Charlotte. Perhaps a few days off the court will do him some good. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:49 pm
     
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 in loss
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not go to the line today, but that' still a very efficient line. Lee's 96.1 percent from the line puts him on pace to be the second Knick ever to lead the NBA in free throw percentage for a season (Allan Houston), and he continues to yield mid-round value in standard leagues. He's been a major bargain in nine-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Kidd-Gilchrist's minutes stuck in mid-20s
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, four rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: MKG has played between 21-26 minutes in seven straight games. It's possible that the Hornets are reluctant to play him heavy minutes due to his lengthy injury history, but whatever the cause it's doing his fantasy value no favors. He won't carry you in any category and is hurting from the line (64.9% on 2.3 attempts), but is still a decent low-end option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:37 pm
  • Evan Fournier sharp in loss at Milwaukee
    Evan Fournier stepped up with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 110-103 loss at Milwaukee.

    Advice: Fournier was a very efficient 8-of-14 from the floor while adding 2-of-5 from behind the 3-point line and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He also turned it over just three times. The Frenchman has eight straight games with 10 or more points, just one short of a season best streak. He'll shoot for his ninth straight double-digit scoring night on Friday in Washington. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:32 pm
     
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) ruled out Wednesday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Mirotic has missed due to a stomach bug. Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis will both see an uptick in minutes on Wednesday. Portis scored 22 points and grabbed four boards in 33 minutes off the bench Monday vs. Rockets. Markkanen had 16 points and eight boards in 35 minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:04 pm
     
  • Danny Green (groin) questionable for Thursday
    Danny Green (groin) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Green has spent the past four games on the sidelines, and we haven't seen any reports of him ramping up his activities at practices, so we'd peg him closer to doubtful than questionable. If he's out again on Thursday, Bryn Forbes will get another chance to start with more minutes and there will be slightly more minutes available for Brandon Paul. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:09 pm
  • Klay Thompson (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Klay Thompson (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Warriors will be missing both Splash Brothers on Wednesday, as Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) has also been ruled out of this contest. Patrick McCaw and Nick Young will likely divvy up most of Thompson's minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:59 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:56 pm
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  • Durant, Green & Iggy available to play Wed
    Kevin Durant (right calf strain), Draymond Green (right knee soreness) and Andre Iguodala (left knee & hip soreness) are all available to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Durant will be back in the lineup after missing each of the Warriors last three games. With Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) both ruled out Wednesday night, Durant should see a massive spike in his usage rate and will likely log as many minutes as he can handle. Despite being fresh off a three-game absence, he will be a very tempting DFS target this evening. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:41 pm
     
  • Iman Shumpert now dealing with foot soreness
    Iman Shumpert (left knee surgery) is now dealing with foot soreness.

    Advice: Shumpert was progressing well in his rehab from the knee procedure, but he suffered a setback with the foot soreness issue on Tuesday, and that will likely push back his timetable. Maybe he'll be able to get out there towards the end of January, but regardless of his playing status, he's a non-option in fantasy hoops with the Cavs healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:09 am
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  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) doubtful Wednesday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) did not go through shootaround and he is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: It looks like Mirotic will miss his second game in a row tonight, and with just one more game on the schedule for Chicago until January 15 (when Mirotic can be traded), he may have already suited up for his final game with the Bulls. Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis will split most of his minutes tonight, but with a difficult matchup against Kristaps Porzingis, they're somewhat less desirable DFS targets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:58 am
     
  • Kevin Durant (calf) will play on Wednesday
    Kevin Durant (calf) will play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Durant will be returning from a three-game absence tonight, and there's been no word on any sort of minutes limit, so owners can deploy him with confidence with a favorable matchup against the Clippers. For what it's worth, if Durant can score at least 25 points tonight, he'll become the second-youngest player in NBA history (behind LeBron James) to hit the 20,000-point mark. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:05 am
     
  • Kyle Kuzma scores just nine points
    Kyle Kuzma came off the bench to hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 24 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kuzma has been overshadowed by Julius Randle lately and is averaging just 10.2 points over his last five. He averaged 19.5 points in January and 18.2 points in November, but Randle is the guy starting and getting big minutes right now. If you can still trade Kuzma based on his name value, now might be the time to get it done before other owners figure out that it's currently the Randle show in L.A. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:32 pm
     
  • Terrance Ferguson doesn't score Tuesday
    Terrance Ferguson was 0-for-2 and finished with zero points, two rebounds and three fouls in 30 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Since going off for 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting last Wednesday, Ferguson has scored a total of 13 points with 11 fouls and not much else over his last three games. He might have one or two more big games in his future this season, but if you picked him up on a whim, it's probably time to go fishing on your waiver wire. Andre Roberson (knee) isn't expected to play on Wednesday, so Ferguson could be looking at another start. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:34 pm
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:07 pm
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  • Andre Roberson (knee) out two more games
    Coach Billy Donovan said Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) did some non-contact work in practice on Tuesday but won't play on Tuesday night vs. Portland or Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Roberson has missed each of OKC's last four games. Donovan said that he'll be re-evaluated later in the week. Terrance Ferguson has started each of the last three contests and is averaging 12.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 27.5 minutes over those three starts. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:26 pm
     
  • Report: Pistons interested in Nikola Mirotic
    The Pistons have reportedly expressed interest in Nikola Mirotic.

    Advice: The Pistons and Jazz have now officially been named as teams that are looking to acquire the 26-year-old power forward, but the Bulls can't officially trade him until January 15. They're reportedly seeking a first-round selection in any Mirotic trade, but it is worth noting that a clause was put into Mirotic's contract this summer that gives him veto power in any trade. However, with Mirotic being the one that requested the trade in the first place, that veto thing might not end up being an issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:10 pm
     
  • Kevin Durant (calf) probable for Wednesday
    Kevin Durant (calf) participated in Tuesday's practice and is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Durant was also able to get up some shots at shootaround on Monday, so him getting through Tuesday's practice partnered with the probable tag is extremely encouraging regarding his status for Wednesday's game. If he is able to get back out there, Andre Iguodala will return to the bench and Stephen Curry's usage will take a slight hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:03 pm
     
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) questionable for Wed
    Nikola Mirotic (stomach bug) will travel to New York with the team but is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Mirotic has been dealing with the illness since the weekend and unable to play Monday vs. Houston. Bobby Portis was the primary beneficiary with Mirotic sidelined on Monday. Portis logged 33 minutes vs. the Rockets and finished with 22 points, four rebounds and two assists. Portis will be a popular DFS target if Mirotc is ruled out of Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:22 am
     
  • Tim Hardaway Jr (leg) gets in a full practice
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) scrimmaged with the team, and was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, but is still without a timetable for his return.

    Advice: This is an important step forward in Hardaway's rehab, as he works his way back from a stress reaction in his lower left leg. Hardaway told reporters that he felt good after practicing on Tuesday. He has not played since the end of November, but is clearly headed in the right direction. Hopefully, we soon get an update that includes a target date for his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:46 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
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  • Omri Casspi (hip) plays 14 minutes vs. Denver
    Omri Casspi (bruised hip) had four points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 14 minutes during Monday's home win vs. Denver.

    Advice: Casspi's appeal in 12-team fantasy leagues is negligible, although he's occasionally worth streaming if Kevin Durant is out. Tonight, Durant was out with a calf injury tonight, which gave Casspi just enough playing time, but that could end vs. the Clippers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:30 pm
     
  • Davis Bertans scores career-high 28 points
    Davis Bertans scored a career-high 28 points in Monday's 107-100 win over the Kings, hitting 11-of-15 shots with three assists, two blocks and six 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His six triples tied Manu Ginobili for the most triples by a Spur this season. He's been a consistent part of the rotation since the new year and has been tremendous with at least two triples in each of his last five games. He's averaging 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 3.0 triples in 27.0 minutes in that span, so he's trending up in a hurry. The Spurs are really banged up and rest their veterans a ton, so give Bertans a look if you need triples. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:30 pm
  • Andre Roberson listed as out for Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) is being listed as out in the game notes for Tuesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: The knee issue has kept Roberson on the sidelines for the past four games, and Thunder beat reporter Erik Horne speculates that he'll likely miss Wednesday's game in Minnesota as well. With Roberson on the shelf, Terrance Ferguson should be looking at a few more starts, but Ferguson isn't much more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:10 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:24 pm
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  • Kevin Durant (calf) ruled out for Monday
    Kevin Durant (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Durant was able to get up some shots at shootaround, which suggests he's getting close, but with him unavailable tonight Andre Iguodala will have another opportunity to start while more minutes will fall to Omri Casspi and Nick Young. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will all split KD's usage. The Dubs play against on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, and for now, we'll be considering Durant questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:15 pm
     
  • Durant (calf) gets up shots at shootaround
    Kevin Durant (calf) was able to get up some shots at shootaround.

    Advice: The Dubs are still listing him as questionable for Monday's game against the Nuggets, but him getting through shootaround is a positive sign. He's likely going to be a game-time call tonight, and if he is able to get back out there, Andre Iguodala will return to the second unit and Stephen Curry's usage will take a minor hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:36 am
     
  • Green, Leonard, Ginobili out Monday vs. Kings
    Danny Green (groin), Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Manu Ginobili (rest) will sit out Monday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: This will be Green's fourth straight game on the sidelines and with all these guys unavailable, Bryn Forbes and Kyle Anderson could be forced into heavy minutes tonight, making them reasonable DFS targets with a favorable matchup in Sacramento. We haven't received another update on Green since Gregg Popovich's ominous quote suggesting he could be shut down for "a while," and with just late-round value on the year, he's not really worth rostering through this injury in most formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:25 am
  • Andre Roberson (knee) doubtful Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Terrance Ferguson has had some nice moments in the starting lineup, so he might stick. Roberson has been a liability on offense all season, so he may have a limited role upon his return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:43 am
     
  • Woj: Detroit pursued an Evan Fournier deal
    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons "pursued" an Evan Fournier deal.

    Advice: It's not clear when they tried to acquire him or if they still are, but it sounds like the Pistons wanted to include Reggie Jackson (ankle) in any deal -- his injury could be a reason why the talks stalled. The Pistons could certainly use an upgrade on the wings and Fournier fits the bill as a scorer and playmaker, and he should be available with the Magic looking at another lost season. He'll be a name to watch as we approach the Feb. 8 deadline, but his value would likely take a hit if he joins a playoff-bound team. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:27 am
     
  • Kevin Durant talks about calf injury
    Kevin Durant (right calf strain) is listed as questionable to play vs. the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: "I wouldn’t say it’s the end game. But more so, I need to feel better," Durant said. "I’m not thinking about playoffs or how to get rest. I just want my calf to feel better so I can go out there and play the way I play. I don’t want any restrictions out there." He's dealing with a legitimate injury and it's unclear if he was able to practice on Sunday. He's missed the last two games for Golden State, but we won't know more about his status until shootaround. Andre Iguodala (knee, hip) will be a streaming option if Durant can't go. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:35 am
     
  • Kyle Kuzma posts 14/6/3 in 24 minutes
    Kyle Kuzma had a solid game off the Lakers' bench on Sunday with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: L.A. needed a victory and they found a perfect victim in the Hawks, who dropped to 3-18 on the road after tonight's game. Kuzma shot 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, but it's worth noting that the Lakers tied their season-high with 132 points tonight, so double-digit scoring lines weren't hard to come by. His value is depleted with the Lakers' frontcourt at full strength, but Kuzma's owners still have plenty of cause for optimism. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 10:54 pm
     
  • Terrance Ferguson fouls out in 18 minutes
    Terrance Ferguson started again on Sunday, but had only two points, one rebound, one assist and three steals before fouling out in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Andre Roberson is still nursing a sore knee, while Alex Abrines (groin) was eased into the mix with just three minutes tonight. OKC coach Billy Donovan praised Ferguson for staying focused despite a rough shooting night on Thursday, saying, "He kept guarding, he kept playing and he kept doing the things that you need him to do." That's a solid vote of confidence, but he could easily fall out of the rotation once Abrines is up to speed and Roberson is healthy. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:06 pm
     
  • Carmelo Anthony chips in quietly on Sunday
    Carmelo Anthony shot 6-of-14 to score 14 points on Sunday, but he chipped in four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Thunder went 12-5 during a busy month of December, and they've appreciated the slower pace in January. "We can exhale a little bit, get a couple days of practice, fine tune some things, get our bodies right and get our minds right," said Melo. He's accepted his role as a spot-up shooter in OKC, and it had been paying dividends -- he came in averaging 21.3 points on 58.5% shooting in the past three games. He'll get three games next week, beginning Tuesday vs. the visiting Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:37 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:39 pm
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  • Danny Green (groin) officially out Sunday
    Danny Green (left groin tightness) will not play vs. Portland on Sunday.

    Advice: No surprise here, since Green was listed as 'doubtful' and the Spurs tend to play it safe with injuries. His absence should result in another start for Bryn Forbes, with Kyle Anderson, Patty Mills and Brandon Paul also picking up extra minutes. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 4:53 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson starts, Abrines available
    Terrance Ferguson will start again on Sunday despite the availability of Alex Abrines (groin).

    Advice: It's unclear how many minutes Abrines might play, but they'll likely come at the direct expense of the rookie Ferguson, who cooled off Thursday after a 24-point eruption on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 3:50 pm
     
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