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  • Quinn Cook was signed by GS on Friday November 24. Today, 12:48 am
  • Dante Cunningham returned to action on Friday November 24. Today, 12:48 am
  • Jordan Bell posts 7/6/4 stat line, blocks six
    Jordan Bell was outstanding in his first NBA start against the Bulls on Friday, scoring seven points with six rebounds, four assists, two steals and six blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This man is such a beast and the Bulls have to regret the 38th pick for cash. During the pre-game intros, Bell also rubbed his hands together to indicate money and he explained it after the game. "I wanted to see how cash considerations was doing over there," Bell said. He has a ridiculous +28.1 net rating and shines in almost any opportunity. If this man ever got 20 minutes per game, fantasy owners would be running to the waiver wire. However, Draymond Green (rest) is likely back on Saturday. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia scores 11 points
    Zaza Pachulia had a career-high six dimes and a season-high 11 points against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: It was a strong game from Pachulia and maybe he's hearing footsteps from the young guys. Pachulia is a legend for his Game 7 quote, but most of the fantasy world is rooting against him so we can get more Jordan Bell. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores six in start
    Omri Casspi scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes during a start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: That's some pretty decent usage and he didn't have to play in garbage time. With Kevin Durant (ankle) doubtful for Saturday, Casspi gets a revenge game against the Pelicans on Saturday -- the Pelicans waived him last year. He could be a sneaky DFS play or stream, assuming KD is out. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Jerian Grant scores 21 points vs. GSW
    Jerian Grant scored a career-high 21 points in Friday's blowout loss to Golden State, hitting 8-of-10 shots with three rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls were embarrassed by the Warriors, losing by a whopping 49 points. Grant shined in garbage time with 13 fourth-quarter points, so this little outburst doesn't move the needle for his rest-of-season outlook. Kris Dunn is the PG you want to own in Chicago, but it will be a bumpy ride. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Nick Young cleans up in garbage time
    Nick Young scored 17 points with six rebounds and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: This was all about the garbage time with 14 points coming in the fourth quarter. If Kevin Durant (ankle) is out again, Young could be in the rotation a little more on Saturday, but it's tough to count on him almost anywhere in fantasy. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Tony Allen playing minor role for New Orleans
    Tony Allen had six points, four rebounds and one turnover in 11 minutes of action on Friday.

    Advice: The 14-year veteran is averaging just 13.9 minutes this season, and he's off the fantasy radar while guys like E'Twaun Moore, Dante Cunningham and Darius Miller are all healthy. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Darius Miller grabs season-high nine rebounds
    Darius Miller grabbed a season-high nine rebounds on Friday, to go along with 10 points, three assists and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Miller shot 3-of-10 from the field and he's become a designated long-range bomber for the Pelicans -- so far in November, 78.2 percent of his field goal attempts have been 3-pointers. The fact that he's shooting 60.0% from the field in that span is extraordinary, but it's also a reflection of how wide-open teams are leaving him. We don't think it will last, but feel free to play him until the bottom drops out. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Jameer Nelson logs 23 minutes in blowout
    Jameer Nelson chipped in two points with eight assists, four rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The Pelicans blew out the Suns tonight, which helped Nelson a bit, but he's been staying in the 18-22 minute range even with Rajon Rondo back in the starting unit. It appears he'll be the backup PG until further notice, with Ian Clark third on the PG depth chart. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Omer Asik plays 11 minutes in debut on Friday
    Omer Asik made his season debut on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with one rebound in 11 minutes of action.

    Advice: Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has had nothing but praise for Asik's efforts to return from a severe illness. "The guy lost almost 30 pounds," Gentry said recently. "To just get the weight back on and then to be able to get on the court at all has been a real, real battle." It's great to see Asik healthy and active, but he's not a fantasy factor while New Orleans is at full strength. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Ian Clark third on Pelicans' PG depth chart
    Ian Clark scored seven points with one assist and one steal in nine minutes during Friday's road win in Phoenix.

    Advice: Clark has a pair of DNP-CDs since Rajon Rondo returned in mid-November, and he's behind Jameer Nelson for the backup PG job. Enough said. Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Dragan Bender cools off on Friday
    Dragan Bender scored two points with two rebounds in 17 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: After his best game on Wednesday, Bender came back to earth with issues on both ends. This frontcourt rotation is likely going to be a headache until the Suns start to clear out some of their veterans, but Bender does have some upside for steals, blocks and treys. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Alex Len scores five with 12 boards
    Alex Len scored five points with 12 rebounds, two blocks and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: This wasn't about garbage time and he was the first big off the bench at 7:22 left in the first -- Greg Monroe picked up his second foul. The Suns did start two centers with Monroe and Tyson Chandler, but there's a very good chance that was based on the matchup against DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. Len is coming off a DNP-CD in the last game and they may go back to a traditional lineup on Sunday. His short-term value doesn't look great, but he has upside as a stash. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Stanley Johnson finishes with 11 pts, 3 3PM
    Stanley Johnson had 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in Friday's win over OKC.

    Advice: The stat line won't explode out of the box score, but Johnson was solid with five boards, two assists, a steal, a block and three triples to pair with his 11 points. He might not be a fantasy asset, but it's nice to see Johnson contributing this season after a lost sophomore campaign. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Omri Casspi starting vs. Bulls
    Omri Casspi is starting against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant is resting his ankle on the front end of a back-to-back set, but it would be very surprising if he wasn't back in the lineup on Saturday. Casspi had 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 23 minutes in his last start, so he's on the punt radar in DFS. Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • Revenge Game Time: Jordan Bell starting
    Jordan Bell will start for Draymond Green (rest) against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Here comes the revenge game. The Bulls sold the 38th pick to the Warriors, which led to Bell's selection and Bell commented about it today. "They made it clear that they don’t want me," Bell said at shootaround. He may not have much short-term value, but he could be in for a career night. Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Omer Asik (illness) close to returning
    Coach Alvin Gentry said that Omer Asik (illness) is "getting really close" to returning to game action.

    Advice: Asik hasn't appeared in a game since February of last season. He was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and lost 30 pounds over the course of a few months. "He's getting really close, I think, to being able to play a few minutes here and there," Gentry said. "He hasn't been able to run or condition or anything like that. Even when he's released to play, it's going to take a while for him to be able to play anything other than really short spurts." Even when fully healthy, Asik has limited fantasy value. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Yesterday, 6:11 am
  • Dragan Bender plays season-high 34 minutes
    Dragan Bender played a season-high 34 minutes vs. the Bucks on Wednesday and had a nice all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and three triples.

    Advice: He was 4-of-7 from the field with five turnovers, while his competition in Marquese Chriss had another dud with two points in 12 minutes. Bender has had his fair share of duds as well and has been anything but consistent, but he's worth keeping a close eye on to see if he wins this position battle. If tonight's line is any indication, the upside to produce some nice fantasy value is there with his 3-point range and shot-blocking potential -- his 7'2" wingspan helps. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Alex Len picks up a DNP-CD in overtime loss
    Alex Len picked up a DNP-CD in Wednesday's 113-107 overtime loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Tyson Chandler (illness) was back in action and started, but the Suns deployed Greg Monroe as his backup over Len. That won’t always be the case because the Suns are showcasing both Chandler and Monroe for a potential trade, and the veterans are buyout candidates as well. Until this situation improves, Len may have just been demoted to a stash in fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia, West, McGee splitting minutes
    Zaza Pachulia played 12 minutes vs. the Thunder, scoring two point with three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Pachulia has exceeded 20 minutes once all season, and as usual he quickly gave way to David West (12 minutes), JaVale McGee (seven minutes), and a host of small lineups. The Warriors' center spot is a fantasy wasteland in 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Dante Cunningham returns on Wednesday
    Dante Cunningham returned to action on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He had a right knee injury, but it looks like Cunningham is OK. Wednesday, 6:37 pm
  • Dante Cunningham hurts right knee
    Dante Cunningham (right knee) is questionable to return on Wednesday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He hasn't exactly played well on offense this year, but coach Alvin Gentry loves to play him at both forward spots. If he's out, Darius Miller and Tony Allen could play a little more, or maybe Cheick Diallo gets a little run.There's no pickup to be made here. Wednesday, 5:59 pm
  • Omer Asik is active, not expected to play
    Omer Asik (illness) is not expected to play on Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is he is active for this game. Asik likely won't see minutes while the Pelicans are healthy and in close games. Wednesday, 4:34 pm
  • Omer Asik (illness) questionable Wednesday
    Omer Asik (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: This is the first time Asik has been hit with the questionable-tag this season, but regardless of his playing status, he won't be receiving enough minutes in New Orleans while Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are healthy to make an impact in fantasy hoops. Wednesday, 9:16 am
  • Jerian Grant benched vs. Lakers
    Jerian Grant was benched vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, scoring five points with three assists in 16 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls are going to roll with Kris Dunn as their starting PG, so if you were still holding onto Grant in a deeper league, it's time to let go. Tuesday, 11:00 pm
  • Asik (illness) present at Tuesday's practice
    Omer Asik (illness) was present during Tuesday's practice and head coach Alvin Gentry said he hopes to have Asik back on the court "at some point this year."

    Advice: Asik has been dealing with a pretty severe illness, so it's nice to see that he's at least at the point where he can attend practices. That said, the Pelicans are in no rush to get him back, and he won't play much at all once cleared as long as Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are healthy, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all settings. Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) removed from injury report
    Tony Allen (knee) has been removed from the Pelicans injury report and will play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Allen had missed four straight games before returning for Monday's matchup with the Thunder. He finished with six points, six rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes off the bench on Monday. Allen is averaging fewer than four points and playing less than 14 minutes a night this season. He should be left on the waiver wire. Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) plays 18 minutes Monday
    Tony Allen returned from a knee injury on Monday and had six points, six rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: He'd missed four straight games with the injury and his return could eat into the minutes of E'Twaun Moore, who started as the Pelicans went small tonight. Just keep an eye on Allen, as he should not be owned in most fantasy leagues right now. Monday, 8:13 pm
  • Darius Miller has nice game on Monday
    Darius Miller hit 4-of-5 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Miller is quietly averaging 10.8 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, making him worth a deep-league look I you need 3-pointers. Monday, 8:11 pm
  • Dante Cunningham will come off the bench Mon
    Dante Cunningham will come off the bench Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He wasn't worth using as a starter and his outlook only gets worse with the demotion to the second unit. Leave him on the wire. Monday, 3:30 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) probable Monday vs. OKC
    Alvin Gentry said he expects Tony Allen (knee) to play Monday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Allen has spent the past four games on the sidelines, so he'll likely only see minutes in the teens tonight, rendering him a non-option in most leagues. Monday, 3:22 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia plays 14 minutes vs. Brooklyn
    Zaza Pachulia had three points, two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 14 minutes of action vs. Brooklyn on Sunday.

    Advice: The veteran has started all 17 games for Golden State this season, but he's averaging just 14.3 minutes and has been a liability in almost every fantasy format. Sunday, 6:03 pm
  • Omri Casspi solid as starter w/ Durant out
    Omri Casspi started Sunday's game in place of Kevin Durant (ankle), hitting 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Casspi has fit in seamlessly with the Warriors this season, but tonight's starting gig was situational. Steve Kerr strongly suggested that Durant will return vs. the Thunder on Wednesday, although Durant himself said he's "not sure" if he'll be ready to go. Either way, Casspi is waiver-wire fodder in standard leagues. Sunday, 6:00 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start Sunday vs. Brooklyn
    Omri Casspi will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, with Kevin Durant (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: This will be Casspi's first start of the season, and he'll likely be splitting minutes with Andre Iguodala and Nick Young at the three-spot tonight, but at the very least he should be good for some points and triples. Steve Kerr said he was confident that Durant will be back in action for Wednesday's game in OKC, so Casspi's job as a starter should be short-lived. Sunday, 1:38 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) questionable for Monday
    Tony Allen (knee) is questionable to face the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: Allen has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but he was supposed to return to action on Friday, which hints that he's at least getting close. Perhaps he'll be able to get out there Monday night, but he won't be earning enough minutes to warrant a roster spot in most settings. Sunday, 12:27 pm
  • Alex Len scores 17 points with 18 boards
    Alex Len pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds against the Lakers on Friday, adding 17 points, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, Len said this was a top-three game in his NBA career. He owned the paint and kept the Lakers in check in halfcourt sets. The Greg Monroe addition shouldn't really hurt Len much because the Suns really want to get him going as a defender and as a paint scorer. He should be owned in standard leagues and hopefully he can start putting a string of games together. Friday, 11:13 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores 10 points
    Dragan Bender scored 10 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He turned 20 years old today and he played very well on defense. Bender has been a bit of a mess on offense, so he's still more of a stash in most leagues. Friday, 10:56 pm
  • Stanley Johnson scores three points
    Stanley Johnson scored three points with one rebound, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't really been very good all season and Luke Kennard is kind of coming along faster than expected. Johnson is going to be a low-end player to own in deep leagues with a few blips on the radars for standard leagues. Friday, 6:30 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) sitting out vs. Denver
    Tony Allen (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was originally expected to play, but the Pelicans will continue to be cautious. Darius Miller has thrived in Allen's absence, averaging 17.0 points, 0.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal and 3.5 triples over his last two games. Friday, 6:21 pm
  • Alex Len scores nine with 13 rebounds
    Alex Len scored nine points with 13 rebounds in 21 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: Even though he didn't rack up the fouls, he was awful on defense and was late on numerous defensive plays. Greg Monroe may have the upper hand to keep the starting job, but Len was never really going to get 30 minutes on a consistent basis this early in the season anyway. He's still a decent hold in standard leagues and has nice long-term upside later this season. Thursday, 10:17 pm
  • Tony Allen likely to play on Friday
    Tony Allen (knee) is likely going to play against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: Darius Miller has been in one of his best stretches of his NBA career, so it'll be inresting to see how coach Alvin Gentry wants to divide the minutes between Miller, Allen and Dante Cunningham. All three do not have much value in non-deep leagues. Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Jerian Grant comes off bench after halftime
    Jerian Grant came off the bench after halftime on Wednesday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: The Bulls set a franchise-low with seven points in the first quarter, shooting a combined 2-of-16 from the field, and they trailed by 24 points at halftime. Fred Hoiberg's decision to shake up the lineup paid off to some extent, as Chicago cut into the deficit, but they were never really in this game. Grant hasn't been a reliable option at any point this season, and that's not about to change with Kris Dunn healthy and Antonio Blakeney suddenly in the mix. Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (back) returns, plays 18 min
    Stanley Johnson (back) returned to action on Wednesday with two points, three rebounds and one steal in just 18 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson started tonight, but he looked rusty and was given an unforgiving assignment vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo defensively. Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons most missed Johnson's rebounding and defense, adding, "[Johnson] was also playing really well offensively, under control." We'll give him a pass tonight, and he should be better vs. Indy on Friday. Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Darius Miller scores 13 points
    Darius Miller made 4-of-5 from the field for 13 points with one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: After his career-high 21 point game, he takes a backseat because of Rajon Rondo returning and the Pelicans going with more multiple-guard lineups. This is still a pretty solid line, but he is not going to be this efficient. He's only worth owning in very deep leagues. Wednesday, 8:08 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) out Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Tony Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be Allen's third straight game on the sidelines with the knee issue, and he's being listed as day-to-day. E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark will likely be splitting his minutes, but that means very little in fantasy hoops. Wednesday, 3:34 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (back) will start Wednesday
    Stanley Johnson (back) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: With Johnson back in the starting five, Reggie Bullock should head back to the bench and Luke Kennard could lose some minutes. Johnson hasn't been great this season and his minutes could be monitored following a three-game stint on the sidelines, so he's not a great target in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:53 am
  • Stanley Johnson, Leuer available to play Weds
    Stanley Johnson (back) and Jon Leuer (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Johnson will be returning from a three-game absence, so he could be somewhat limited even if he does replace Reggie Bullock in the starting five. Leuer has been out for five games, so he'll likely only see minutes in the teens tonight. Neither Leuer nor Johnson is a very attractive target on a busy Wednesday night. Wednesday, 9:33 am
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