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  • Patty Mills (calf) plans to play Tuesday
    Patty Mills (left calf tightness) said that he's planning on playing vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He said he's been experiencing tightness in his calf for a while, so that might explain his recent dip in production. Assuming he's good to go for Tuesday, Mills should see his normal workload of minutes in the 20s. Give him a look if you need to stream a couple 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Allen Crabbe will return to the bench Monday
    Allen Crabbe will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Moe Harkless (calf) is back in the starting lineup, so Crabbe's run as a starter has concluded. That being said, Crabbe has actually been better as a reserve this season, so the demotion to the second unit shouldn't have a significant impact on his value. Still, he's only worth owning as a deep league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) ruled out for Monday
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has a right wrist sprain, but he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. McConnell has thrived as the starting PG, so stick with him unless we learn that he will miss additional time. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting lineup, but the 76ers will probably want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle before his 10-day contract expires later this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
  • Isaiah Whitehead returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • D'Angelo Russell recovers, scores 20 points
    D'Angelo Russell bounced back on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Russell's playing time was actually down tonight, tying his lowest mark since Dec. 27, but it was nice to see him knocking down some shots -- in his previous three games, he averaged just 7.7 points on 9-of-34 shooting (26.5 percent). He has terrific breakout potential, and his recent shooting slump presented an ideal buy-low situation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 23 points in win
    Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-14 shots for 23 points with two assists, one rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This marked the first time he has a 20-point game since Nov. 30. However, Oladipo is having a nice month, averaging 34.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys per game in January. He's becoming more consistent as the season progresses, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles vs. Kings
    Russell Westbrook scored 36 points, with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in Sunday’s 122-118 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: He shot the ball well today, hitting 11-of-21 field goals and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, while recording his 20th triple-double of the season. He does have a tendency to turn the ball over a lot, but makes up for it by stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis. He remains the league’s leader with a 41.1 percent usage rate. The Thunder are 16-4 whenever Westbrook has triple-doubled this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Ish Smith back in Pistons' rotation Sunday
    Ish Smith was back in the Pistons' rotation on Sunday, coming off the bench for six points on 3-of-7 shooting, six assists, two assists and one rebound in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy said he wanted to give Smith a game off "to sit and recalibrate," though it's not clear what the veteran guard was 'recalibrating' from in the first place. Smith would only be worth considering if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's shoulder injury proves to be a long-term issue. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 21 points in loss
    Darren Collison scored 21 points with two assists, two steals, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes in Sunday’s 118-122 loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: This was his third 20-point game of the month. He is averaging 29.3 minutes, 16.1 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game in January. Ty Lawson (ankle) left tonight’s game after suffering an ankle injury. The Kings next game is on Wednesday, so Lawson has plenty of time to rest, but if he misses any time, Collison would see an increased role and handle the majority of the PG duties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • Ty Lawson exits Sunday's game vs. OKC
    Ty Lawson (ankle) twisted his left ankle and will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Lawson played 20 minutes and scored four points with four assists, one rebound and one steal before leaving the game. If he misses any time, Darren Collison and Garrett Temple will get a boost. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) returns, plays 15 min
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday with six points, four assists, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Whitehead came off the bench behind Spencer Dinwiddie, who chipped in eight dimes in 24 minutes as a starter. Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been sidelined for most of the season and his return date is still something of a mystery, but it's hard to trust either Whitehead or Dinwiddie while they're pitched in a position battle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie starts, plays 24 minutes
    Spencer Dinwiddie earned another start on Sunday despite the return of Isaiah Whitehead (knee), going scoreless on 0-of-3 shooting with eight assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets announced their starting lineup well after the 6pm start time, frustrating owners who were hoping to rely on Dinwiddie or Whitehead, though neither guy did much tonight. Dinwiddie's assists were nice, and he might have played more if he weren't in foul trouble, but with Whitehead active he's a dubious option in any format. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:12 pm
  • Patrick Beverley posts all-around gem vs Nets
    Patrick Beverley got back on track during Sunday's game in Brooklyn, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Beverley played just 27 minutes in the blowout road win, and it was great to see his shot falling -- he averaged only 5.0 points on 25.0 percent shooting in his previous four games. In spite of the recent slump, Bev has been a terrific fantasy asset with career-high averages in boards (6.1), assists (4.4) and steals (1.5), to go along with 8.9 points and 1.6 threes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • James Harden gets 12th triple-double Sunday
    James Harden posted another triple-double on Sunday, his 12th of the season, with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets scored 74 points in the first half, matching a season-high, and they finished with 137 points in a high-scoring rout in Brooklyn. Harden trails Russell Westbrook's 19 triple-doubles, but he leads the league with 35 double-doubles. Any way you slice it, he's been amazing in both reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:08 pm
  • Dennis Schroder lousy in 24 minutes vs. Bucks
    Dennis Schroder had a game to forget on Sunday, committing five turnovers with six points, six assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

    Advice: This marks Schroder's second straight dud, and it's not encouraging that backup PG Malcolm Delaney has been great in both of those games. The Hawks have been streaking lately and coach Mike Budenholzer isn't afraid to ride the hot hand, but there's no cause for panic here. Schroder should get back on track in a matchup vs. Derrick Rose and the Knicks on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon gets zero boards or assists
    Malcolm Brogdon didn't have any rebounds or assists in 26 minutes on Sunday, though he did score 12 points with two 3-pointers, two steals and one block.

    Advice: The Bucks' rookie had at least five dimes in his previous seven games, but tonight his playmaking duties were overtaken by Giannis Antetokounmpo (six assists) and Jabari Parker (nine assists). Brogdon has been a textbook waiver-wire steal this season, and owners should just shrug this one off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets 33/87/6 w/ extras
    Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 40 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-22 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but it wasn't enough to beat the Hawks in Atlanta tonight. The Bucks' defense was their undoing, as they allowed the Hawks to score 111 points on 52.5 percent shooting (13-of-26 from downtown), and they'll need to tighten up during Monday's matinee vs. the Sixers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Derrick Rose hits 6-of-12 shots for 16 points
    Derrick Rose scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much your prototypical Rose-line with double-digit scoring and not much else. Rose's assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.83 is one of the worst in the league amongst starting point guards, and his lackluster contributions in assists (4.4), steals (0.7) and triples (0.3) has him sitting on a late-round evaluation on the year. He's a much more attractive guy to own in points formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:00 pm
  • Seth Curry doesn't do much in 32 minutes
    Seth Curry got another start on Sunday sans Andrew Bogut (hamstring) but failed to do much with the increased opportunity, scoring just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Curry added one triple, three rebounds, three steals and one turnover during his time on the court, but this isn't the type of production his owners were hoping for, particularly with the heavy minutes. Curry does have some nice upside, as the Mavs could turn him loose after the All-Star break once they start resting the older guys, but he's more of a stash at the moment. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:23 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 11 points w/ three treys
    Zach LaVine (hip) scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine looked a bit rusty out there, and he didn't connect on any of his attempts from inside the arc, but the heavy minutes would suggest that he'll be just fine for Tuesday's game in San Antonio. LaVine popped off for 25 points with four triples in his last game against the Spurs, so his owners can expect a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 10 dimes in loss to DAL
    Ricky Rubio went 2-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the stripe during Sunday's loss to the Mavs, ending his evening with eight points, 10 assists, five boards, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: After a slow start to the season, Rubio has been steadily climbing up the rankings and over the past month he's emerged as a third-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 8.4 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 turnovers per game on 39.2 percent shooting. This was also his fourth straight game handing out at least 10 assists, so he's rolling right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:16 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) available to play
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: He could start, which would send Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench, but even as a starter Whitehead isn't worth a roster spot in almost any setting. Dinwiddie is also a non-option in most leagues regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:45 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He will be returning from a two-game absence, but there's no word of any restrictions. LaVine made it though warmups just fine and is safe to deploy in season-long leagues. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Brandon Rush will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call
    Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Advice: He's going to go through warmups and will play if his hip feels good according to coach Tom Thibodeau. If LaVine is able to return from a two-game absence, Brandon Rush will shift back to the bench. LaVine was also a game-time on Friday vs. the Thunder, so don't consider him as a lock to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • Mavericks sign Pierre Jackson to 10-day deal
    The Mavericks have signed Pierre Jackson to a 10-day deal.

    Advice: Jackson was with the Mavs earlier this season and averaged 3.0 points and 1.8 assists in 7.0 minutes per game through four appearances, so it's good to see him getting another chance. He's expected to be active for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves, but won't have much fantasy value while the Dallas backcourt is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 am
  • Walton wants Russell to keep shooting
    Lakers coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to keep being aggressive despite his recent shooting slump.

    Advice: "If it’s a good shot and if his defender is under him, I want him shooting those 3s," Walton said. "I want him being aggressive. I’d rather him err on being the side of being too aggressive than too cautious at this point. He knows that." Russell has been held to single-digit points in each of his last three games on a combined 9-of-34 shooting, but Walton is confident that the PG will turn things around. Russell is a nice buy-low player and will look to get back on track vs. the Pistons on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 am
  • Celtics recall Demetrius Jackson
    The Celtics have recalled Demetrius Jackson from the D-League

    Advice: He's fourth on the depth chart at PG in Boston and has zero fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 am
  • Mavs expected to sign Pierre Jackson
    The Mavericks are expected to sign Pierre Jackson to a 10-day deal as soon as Sunday.

    Advice: The Mavs waived the PG after a four-game stint earlier in the season, but it's not a surprise that he's getting another chance because he's been lighting it up in the D-League. He won't have much fantasy value while the backcourt in Dallas is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 am
  • Stephen Curry intends to re-sign with GSW
    Stephen Curry made it clear once again that he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.

    Advice: "I can’t," Curry said when asked if he could see himself leaving the Warriors as a free agent. "Like I’ve said from Day 1 when I was first asked about free agency, this is a perfect place to play. Bay Area fans are amazing, our organization’s amazing, we’ve put together an amazing team that’s competing for championships every year." Under the new CBA, the Warriors could potentially offer Curry a five-year extension worth about $209 million, while opposing teams would only be able to offer a four-year deal worth about $133 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks said he's close to 100 percent after his eight-point game in 15 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he's been waiting for this for "like a year" and he said he knew he was ready to play. Burks acknowledged he had a serious injury and he's still improving. He said he wanted to get to the rim more and he plans on doing that more as he gets more comfortable. With Rodney Hood (knee) possibly missing time, Burks is a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:17 am
  • Dante Exum a non-factor vs. Orlando
    Dante Exum scored two points in seven minutes with one assist in Saturday’s win against the Magic.

    Advice: Exum appears to have fallen behind in Utah’s backcourt rotation. Alec Burks is back in the picture and played well tonight, so Exum could continue to struggle for playing time in the foreseeable future. He should not be owned in any format. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:35 pm
  • Dante Exum a non-factor vs. Orlando
    Dante Exum scored two points in seven minutes with one assist in Saturday’s win against the Magic.

    Advice: Exum appears to have fallen behind in Utah’s backcourt rotation. Alec Burks is back in the picture and played well tonight, so Exum could continue to struggle for playing time in the foreseeable future. He should not be owned in any format. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:18 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in 14 mins
    Alec Burks played 14 minutes and scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday’s 114-107 victory of the Magic.

    Advice: Burks was recalled from the D-League on Jan. 12 and could hang around for a while, as Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee in tonight’s game. He has only appeared in six games for the Jazz this season, but could see a larger role if Hood misses any time. He looked good tonight and can play multiple positions for Utah. That being said, for now, Burks can be left on waivers, but he is someone worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • T.J. McConnell takes the loss as starter
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did jam his right wrist in the second half, but he stayed in the game. It's pretty obvious Joel Embiid makes T.J. McConnell a heck of a lot better. Despite McConnell suffering just his second loss as a starter on the year, he still has his starting job locked up. Keep him on your roster in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks will be in the rotation with Joe Johnson (rest) out on Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We saw Burks get five minutes on Friday night, but he didn't play well on the offensive side. The Jazz loved him at times last year with some point guard minutes, but he's in a tight spot for minutes. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:49 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell puts up a dud against CP3
    D'Angelo Russell made 1-of-7 from the field for five points with six rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes during a blowout 113-97 loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not fun to go against Chris Paul. Russell may have ice in his veins, but he also has ice on his jumper, making only 1-of-11 from deep in his last three. The Lakers could keep an eye on his knee injury and he did jam his finger in practice on Wednesday, so maybe that's part of it. We still like him as a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) probable for Sunday
    Isaiah Whitehead (sprained left knee) is probable for Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: It looks like he only needs one game off due to his injury from Thursday night. Whitehead should go back to his starting role and be looking at minutes in the mid 20s. Spencer Dinwiddie will seem similar playing time while Randy Foye could get bumped out of the rotation. This is a situation to avoid for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:05 pm
  • Rick Carlisle talking up Seth Curry again
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Seth Curry is "sneaky good at the defensive end on metrics and analytics."

    Advice: With Andrew Bogut (hamstring) expected to miss plenty of time, it looks like we'll be seeing Curry out there in some starts depending on the matchup. The SportVu defensive tracking stats aren't the best, but Curry is allowing his man to shoot 3.3 percent below league average while he does rank 26th on defensive real plus minus among 99 shooting guards, so Carlisle has a point. However, his fantasy owners will be looking for his offense, so go ahead and pick him up to see what happens. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:59 pm
  • Patty Mills (left calf) will not play vs. PHX
    Patty Mills (left calf tightness) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: Mills doesn't have any noteworthy calf issues in his career, so this is something new. The Spurs can rest him today to give him four full days off before their game on Tuesday against the Wolves. With Dejounte Murray also out, the Spurs will have to be creative with their backup point guard. It would likely be Manu Ginobili while Tony Parker could get a few extra minutes in a great matchup tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:06 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: LaVine has missed each of the Wolves last two games, but appears to be inching closer to a return. Brandon Rush has started in place of LaVine and has played surprisingly well. Rush scored 12 points on Wednesday and then backed that up with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 40 minutes on Friday. Still, Rush would be a risky DFS punt on Sunday, even if LaVine does not play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:11 am
  • Celtics send Demetrius Jackson to D-League
    Demetrius Jackson has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: Jackson, who is not a part of the Celtics rotation, has been back and forth between Boston and the D-League multiple times this season. He should not be owned in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:05 am
  • Rivalry between Thomas & Schroder heats up
    The rivalry between Dennis Schroder and Isaiah Thomas escalated during the Celtics victory over the Hawks on Friday night.

    Advice: Schroder played poorly on Saturday (four points, three rebounds, three assists) while Thomas excelled (28 points, four rebounds, nine assists) and hit the game-winner. Afterward, Schroder said: "If he thinks that he got to curse at my mom or say some dumb stuff about my family, that has nothing to do with basketball. That’s his choice. I’ve got too much class for that. Next one, we are going to get it." Mark down Feb. 27 on your calendars, as that's the next time the C's and Hawks meet up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:45 am
  • Ty Lawson scores 17 points vs. Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are really starting to ditch the two-PG lineups, which is going to hurt Lawson and Darren Collison, who scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers. Lawson is trending back down and is only a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:53 pm
  • James Harden scores 27 points in loss
    James Harden scored 27 points in a 110-105 home loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike D'Antoni was a little late on putting Harden back in during this game, which may have been a factor in the loss. The Rockets are now on their first losing streak of the season, but you can bet they'll be snapping out of it in Brooklyn on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Pat Beverley has a light scoring game
    Patrick Beverley scored six points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is still playing through some wrist soreness, which may explain why he missed all three shots from deep. Beverley was still putting up mid-round value before this wrist issue, so his owners should exercise some patience. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores seven points in start
    Allen Crabbe started in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic and scored seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with three boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in 33 minutes.

    Advice: When he starts he has to compete for touches with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, so it's not a huge surprise that he averages more points per game (11.0) as a reserve than when he starts (10.1). Harkless is day-to-day, so leave Crabbe on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:17 pm
  • Dennis Schroder gets benched late
    Dennis Schroder played just 23 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with four points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He did not close this game out in what was obviously his worst game in a long time. We've seen Schroder getting in coach Mike Budenholzer's doghouse before, but it hasn't happened too much this season. Perhaps he was just worked up based on his comments about Isaiah Thomas before the game because of an incident last year. "If he don’t slap me, nothing is going to happen," he said. Expect him to bounce back on Sunday against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 pm
  • Ricky Rubio goes off yet again
    Ricky Rubio scored 14 points with four rebounds, 14 assists, four steals and five turnovers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: This may have been his best game with some fantastic defense against Russell Westbrook. Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns had it working with Rubio assisting him six times. In his last three, Rubio has averaged 12.3 points, 4.0 boards, 15.3 assists (!), 3.3 steals and 3.0 turnovers. Sure he hasn't shot the ball well, but his owners have to be pleased. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:14 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops 19th triple-double
    Russell Westbrook dropped his 19th triple-double of the season during a 96-86 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was actually a brutal game for him, making just 7-of-23 from the field and turning it over 10 times to give him the bad quad-double. Westbrook was asked about turning in his 19th triple-double to set a record for the most in a season since the merger. "It don't mean [expletive]. We lost," Westbrook said. For what it's worth, the Thunder are 15-4 when Westy drops a triple-double this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 points vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: We're still waiting for him to add the other stats to go with some scoring, but he's trending up. In his previous January games, Oladipo averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 treys on 44.2 percent from the field. There's still a chance to buy low. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:46 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon scores 13 points in win
    Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes vs. the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's going to be the starter going forward and it's probably not going to be a timeshare either -- Matthew Dellavedova only played 18 minutes in this one and hasn't played more than 23 minutes since returning from his hamstring injury. Brogdon finished 3-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line and should be owned in standard leagues. How did he fall to the second round? Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:33 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 19 w/ 6 dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) looked much better in Friday's 116-108 win over the Heat, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: After failing to score in nine minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, Antetokounmpo had a few days to recover for this one and didn't look limited at all. He logged 36 minutes and added eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block, finishing 3-of-4 from the line. The Bucks deployed him at center tonight when the Heat went small, but his owners already know by now that he's matchup proof. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie has an OK start
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes during his start against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He played well enough to keep Randy Foye at bay in this game -- Foye played really well. Dinwiddie should continue to start while Isaiah Whitehead (knee) is out, but the rookie guard is only day-to-day. There's little reason to add Dinwiddie in most leagues unless you're streaming for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 pm
  • Allen Crabbe will start for Harkless (calf)
    Allen Crabbe will start in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Barring a surprise, Harkless is likely day-to-day so there's no real need to add in Crabbe in standard leagues. In five previous starts this season, Crabbe averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • T.J. McConnell looks great again
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: Do you know who has a better winning percentage as a starting point guard than Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry or really anyone with a handful of starts this year? You bet, it's T.J. McConnell. He has his job locked up with his 6-1 record and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:59 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 'full go' Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) is a "full go" on Friday vs. the Heat according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that he was playing, but it doesn't hurt to get confirmation a second time especially when you play for the Bucks. Hopefully Giannis feels better tonight after a scoreless dud on Tuesday. Make sure he's active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:12 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: They ruled him out somewhat early for his game-time decision, so he could miss the next game on Sunday against the Mavs. The matchup is a little different today for the Wolves because the Thunder obviously don't shoot anywhere close to as many threes as the Rockets, but Brandon Rush should still get some heavy run. Shabazz Muhammad has also stepped up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) ruled out Friday
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) will not play Friday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Whitehead hurt his left knee in Thursday's game vs. New Orleans. He will have the knee evaluated in New York on Saturday. The Nets next game is Sunday vs. Houston. We should have an update after Whitehead meets with team doctors. Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for Brooklyn on Friday night. Sean Kilpatrick will also see an uptick in minutes off the bench and is the preferable streaming option and DFS play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:20 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie starting, Whitehead out
    Spencer Dinwiddie will start for Isaiah Whitehead (knee) against the Raptors on Friday night.

    Advice: We saw Whitehead suffer an injury on Thursday and not return. After that, Dinwiddie had a tough time against the Pelicans and the Nets actually went with a no-PG lineup to close out. One thing that helps Dinwiddie is that the Nets were a disaster late in the game, so Dinwiddie should be looking at heavy minutes tonight. Sean Kilpatrick will likely be the backup point guard, which opens up more minutes for Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson off the bench. Dinwiddie makes sense as a value play in DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:19 pm
  • Seth Curry could stick in the starting unit
    Coach Rick Carlisle said he likes Seth Curry's ability to play with Deron Williams in the backcourt.

    Advice: He was awesome in his 24 minutes as the starter on Thursday, making 4-of-5 from the field for 12 points with three steals. It sure does make a lot of sense from a Curry perspective with Seth posting a wonderful 67.9 true shooting next to Williams in their 289 minutes together -- Williams does see a drop next to Curry. It makes sense to add Curry in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:32 am
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) questionable Friday
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Whitehead injured his knee in a collision with Jrue Holiday on Thursday night and was unable to return to the game. Jeremy Lin has already been ruled out on Friday. If Whitehead does not play, Sean Kilpatrick and Spencer Dinwiddie will see additional minutes at the point. Kilpatrick would be the preferred choice as a cheap DFS play, as he has scored in double-figures in four of Brooklyn's last five games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:54 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time decision Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) said "I don't know" when he asked after shootaround if he would play Friday night vs. OKC.

    Advice: Here is the full quote from LaVine: "I don't know. Want to make sure I'm ok... Make sure I'm 100 percent." It seems he is headed in the right direction, but it would be sheer speculation to try and predict if he will return on Friday night. It will come down to a game-time decision. For wat it's worth, he is listed as questionable. If LaVine can't play, Brandon Rush, Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica should see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
  • Ricky Rubio focusing on limiting turnovers
    Ricky Rubio has made a concerted effort to limit his turnovers this season.

    Advice: Rubio is averaging just 3.3 turnovers per 100 possessions this season, far below his previous career-low of 4.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. "I don't get as many turnovers as I used to early in my career. So that's one part that I try to improve," said Rubio in an interview with SI. Rubio is playing some of the best ball of the season of late, averaging 11.7 points and 13.0 assists over the Wolves last three games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:31 am
  • Steph Curry has 5 steals, 3 treys in win
    Stephen Curry hit 9-of-17 shots and 3-of-9 3-pointers for 24 points, two rebounds, six assists, five steals and a season-high eight turnovers in Thursday's blowout win over the Suns.

    Advice: His previous season high in TOs was six, so he was a bit uncharacteristic tonight. He also sat out the fourth quarter in another Warriors' blowout, which is pretty much the only downside to his game right now. He's scored between 22 and 40 points in all six of his January games and is shooting 48 percent this month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Seth Curry hits dagger 3 in win
    Seth Curry started for the Mavs on Thursday and hit 4-of-5 shots and three 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block in a 113-108 win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Mavs went with a small lineup with Andrew Bogut out with a hamstring injury, and while Curry didn't set the stat sheet on fire, he did play well and hit a clutch 3-pointer late that slammed the door on the Suns. If Bogut continues to miss games and Curry keeps getting starts, he's going to be a popular add in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:41 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 17 points in win vs. CHI
    Derrick Rose scored 17 points with three assists and four rebounds in 34 minutes on Thursday night against the Bulls.

    Advice: Rose played well against his former team and has scored 42 points in the last two game since returning from an unexcused absence to attend a family matter. It appears that things are back to normal for the Knicks’ backcourt and Rose can be deployed as per usual. New York’s next game is on Sunday against the Raptors, who are giving up the sixth most points per game and the highest field goal percentage to opposing point guards. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie squanders his chance
    Spencer Dinwiddie did not score in 25 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He missed all five shots from the field and the Nets went without a point guard to close this game out. Isaiah Whitehead (knee) did not finish this game and could miss time going forward. Dinwiddie is currently the only healthy point guard on the roster, so he has a great chance to start on Friday. If you need a point guard in a deep league, give him a speculative add for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:16 pm
  • Seth Curry joins Mavericks starters Thursday
    Seth Curry will start at shooting guard for the Mavericks on Thursday, joining Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki.

    Advice: Andrew Bogut (hamstring) is out for the Mavs and they're going with a small lineup against the Suns. Without Bogut, Dwight Powell could have a nice game, but we'd like him more if he was starting. If you threw Seth Curry into a DFS lineup tonight, things are off to a good start with the news that he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:03 pm
  • Isaiah Whtehead hurts knee, questionable
    Isaiah Whitehead left Thursday's game after banging knees with Jrue Holiday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: It's being called a sprained left knee, but it didn't look bad on replays. If he's unable to return he'll likely be day-to-day and finish with four points and one assist on 2-of-7 shooting. And if he's going to miss any time, Sean Kilpatrick will see a bit of a boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He did some rehab work on Thursday and is feeling better. LaVine was ruled out about an hour before Wednesday's game due to his hip contusion injury on Monday, so he should be close. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry for minutes per game with two DNPs on the season. If he can't go, Brandon Rush should get another chance to start. Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:15 pm
  • Giannis (illness) will play on Friday vs. MIA
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He returned to full practice on Thursday and appeared to be over his illness. The Greek Freak only managed to play nine scoreless minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday and clearly didn't look right physically, but his fantasy owners can feel much more confident about him on Friday. Michael Beasley loses the most value with this report despite a monster 28-point game vs. the Spurs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:19 am
  • Brett Brown praises T.J. McConnell
    76ers coach Brett Brown praised T.J. McConnell for running away with the starting PG role.

    Advice: "He seized the moment, grabbed an opportunity and he ran hard with it," Brown said. "The preparation prior to that opportunity happening for him was A-plus. … To see him be rewarded, it’s a great story." This quote comes on the heels of McConnel's game-winning shot on Wednesday, but it's safe to say that he has locked himself into the starting role. The 76ers are 5-1 when he starts with averages of 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.7 steals, so pick him up if you need guard help. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Alec Burks says he's making progress
    Alec Burks said he feels like he is "back to where I was before I got hurt" after playing extended minutes in the D-Leauge on Wednesday.

    Advice: "Yeah. I’m fast," Burks said. "That’s what I guess [the Jazz] wanted to see. When I found out my leg was good and steady and stable, I knew I was going to be back, as aggressive as I was." Burks scored 17 points, but only shot 5-of-17 from the floor and is still shaking off some rust. He's not expected to spend more time in the D-League, but it's going to be hard for him to find minutes on the Jazz as they have one of the deepest rosters in the West. He needs a trade in order to have value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:13 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 24 points in win vs. CLE
    Allen Crabbe was on fire early in a win over the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Even off the bench, he was the first player in double-digit scoring. Crabbe has been loving the Moda Center with 30 points in his last game there on Sunday. He's also been way more efficient at home all season, posting a 65.7 true shooting percentage (TS%) at home compared to a 56.2 TS% on the road. Keep that in mind if you're looking to use Crabbe as a punt in DFS. He's more of a 16-team guy in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • Ricky Rubio ties career-high with 17 assists
    Ricky Rubio tied his career-high with 17 assists during Wednesday's home victory, adding 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves improved to 7-1 when Rubio gets double-digit assists this season, so his 32 dimes over the past two games are a very good sign. It's the most assists he's had in a two-game span at any point in his career. His touches and assists will likely dip once Zach LaVine (hip) returns, but either way his slow start to the season is rapidly fading in the distance. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops 18th triple-double
    Russell Westbrook turned in his 18th triple-double on the season during a 103-95 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with 13 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies actually defended him well in this game with Westbrook only making 6-of-19 from the field. That's not too surprising after they help him assists-less in their last game -- he was also ejected in the second half. This was also the first time he's had a triple-double against the Grizzlies in a regular season game -- the Grizzlies have 10 as a franchise and Westy has three playoff triple-doubles in his career. Westbrook should have a field day against the Wolves on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • James Harden's 33/12/6 not enough vs. MIN
    James Harden racked up 33 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in a losing effort vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, making 10-of-23 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws.

    Advice: Harden has been ridiculous lately with five triple-doubles in his last seven games, and tonight was no exception -- in addition to the points, boards and assists, he added two blocks, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers. Incredibly, this was Houston's first loss in the second of back-to-back games all season, dropping them to 9-1 in such situations. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) scoreless in 34 mins
    Patrick Beverley had four assists, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, but he also failed to score while missing all five of his shot attempts.

    Advice: Bev has been dealing with a wrist injury since late December, and he's repeatedly emphasized how much it hurts, but he continues to tough it out. He's a gladiator and we're leaving him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • T.J. McConnell sinks game-winner in comeback
    T.J. McConnell sank a game-winner to escape with a 98-97 victory on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: McConnell said that tonight's clutch bucket was the first game-winner he's ever made. He's seized the starting job from Sergio Rodriguez (four assists in 14 minutes), and he's converting heavy minutes into January averages of 9.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. The scoring hasn't been there, at just 8.8 points per game, and he's made only six 3-pointers all season, but he's well worth owning if you need some PG help. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Derrick Rose returns, scores 25 pts in defeat
    Derrick Rose (personal) started Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers, finishing a brutal road loss with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting, four assists, two rebounds, one steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The strange saga of Rose's unexcused absence from Monday's game ended with a "hefty" fine but no suspension, and it clearly didn't distract him from his on-court duties tonight. He played some minutes alongside Brandon Jennings, while Ron Baker picked up a DNP-CD, so for now order has been restored in the Knicks' backcourt. Get Rose back in your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Zach LaVine (hip) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is far from surprising with LaVine being listed as doubtful and limited at shootaround. With LaVine watching from the sidelines, Namanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn will all see a boost in value with Bjelica being the preferable DFS target. For now, we'll be considering LaVine questionable for Friday's game against OKC. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:07 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time call vs. HOU
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets.

    Advice: LaVine will go through his pregame routine before making a final decision, but he wasn't very active at shootaround and is being listed as doubtful, so things aren't trending in a positive direction here. If LaVine is out, Nemanja Bjelica could be forced into heavy minutes with Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn also getting some extra run. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:41 pm
  • Brogdon looking to prove doubters wrong
    Malcolm Brogdon said he's played with a chip on his shoulder his entire career, and falling to the second round on draft day only added fuel to the fire.

    Advice: "My whole career, I’ve been an underdog, I’ve been underestimated," Brogdon said. "Therefore I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire career. Being drafted in the second round when you think you’re supposed to be in the first round, a lottery pick, the chip grows bigger. And you have more to prove." Brogdon is emerging as a draft day steal with his impressive play as a starter, contributing 9.1 points, 3.9 dimes, 1.0 triple, 0.9 steals and 1.5 turnovers a night on 45.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:41 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell jams finger, is fine
    D'Angelo Russell jammed his finger in practice on Wednesday and is fine for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: There's no reason to be alarmed here. Russell is coming off a bad game with just nine points on Tuesday, but he's been trending up before that. Even in a sub-par matchup, he could have a great game on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:17 pm
  • Derrick Rose (personal) will start Wednesday
    Jeff Hornacek confirmed that Derrick Rose (personal) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Rose had an unexcused absence on Monday as he abruptly left the team to be with his family, and he was reportedly in such a bad mental state on Monday that he briefly considered stepping away from the game for an extended period to "clear his mind." He will, however, be back in the starting lineup on Wednesday, which will send Brandon Jennings back to the bench. Hopefully Rose can move past whatever issue he was dealing with. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:18 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 with nice line
    Stephen Curry hit just 8-of-21 shots and 4-of-11 3-pointers for 24 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 107-95 win over the Heat.

    Advice: Despite the poor shooting, Curry is finally hot again, scoring 24, 30, 40 and 35 points in each of his last four games. And over his last five, he's averaging 30.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 4.4 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting. That's more like it, Steph! Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • D’Angelo Russell scores nine on 4-of-14 shots
    D’Angelo Russell was held to nine points on 4-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Despite the rough shooting performance, coach Luke Walton praised him after the game for contributing in other areas -- Russell added eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes. Russell has been playing much better and was averaging 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 triples in his previous five games in January, but tonight's dud may have opened up a buy-low window again. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles in win
    James Harden kept it going on Tuesday with 40 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 121-114 win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He hit 11-of-24 shots and 11-of-14 free throws, and only had four turnovers tonight. Harden now has 11 triple-doubles on the season, has triple-doubled in back-to-back games, and has also done so in three of his last five games. Over that stretch, he's averaging a staggering 28.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 3.0 3-pointers and is shooting 39 percent. He's also averaging 6.4 turnovers, but as long as the triple-doubles and massive stat lines are coming, owners will just have to live with some poor shooting and a ton of TOs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon scores 17 points in win
    Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: More importantly, Brogdon has kept his starting PG job despite the return of Matthew Dellavedova. Brogdon closed this game out and hit a big 3-pointer down the stretch, so his job looks safe. He added six rebounds, six assists, one block and three triples in 25 minutes and looks like the second best rookie in fantasy behind The Process. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:07 pm
  • Giannis (illness) goes scoreless in 9 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) failed to score in 9 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday with two rebounds, two assists and a block.

    Advice: He tried to give it a go, but coach Jason Kidd warned us before the game that he would pull him if he wasn't feeling up to it. The Greek Freak didn't look right and had a towel over his head on the bench, but he deserves a lot of credit for being out there with his teammates. He now gets a few days to rest before Friday's game vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scorers 19 w/ 10 assists
    Dennis Schroder scored 19 points with 10 assists on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: The PG is doing just fine without Kyle Korver out there to space the floor, as Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince have stepped up. Schroder hit 7-of-14 shots with a couple treys in 30 minutes tonight, adding one rebound and two steals. He's now scored 18+ points in four straight games and the Hawks are rolling with seven straight wins. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon and Giannis are starting
    Malcolm Brogdon and Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) are starting against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova is coming off the bench again, so it looks like Brogdon is going to be the starter at PG going forward. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:41 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: He was considered a game-time call after missing Sunday's game, causing some owners to panic because he was downgraded from probable to questionable earlier in the day. While season-long owners can activate him in lineups, he's a little risky in DFS because of the illness. Kidd confirmed that Giannis is still under the weather, but added that he doesn't have any restrictions. However, Kidd wouldn't rule out pulling him out of the game if he doesn't look great. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:12 pm
  • Hornacek says Rose will start on Wednesday
    Jeff Hornacek said that if Derrick Rose is in "the right mental state," then he will start Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Rose abruptly left the team for what is being called a "family issue," but he did not inform anyone on the Knicks staff that he would not be with the team for Monday night's game, and also failed to pickup a phone call because he needed his "space." The Knicks have fined him, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Wednesday night, which will queue Brandon Jennings' return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:41 am
  • Derrick Rose is expected to play Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (personal) has been fined by the team, but has not been suspended and is expected to play Wednesday vs. Philadelphia.

    Advice: The Knicks PR announcement stated that Rose "will be in uniform" on Wednesday, so it's possible coach Jeff Hornacek could still choose not to play him. We will update the situation once we have more info, as we await to hear from Rose and Hornacek following Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:38 am
  • Antetokounmpo (illness) a GTD on Tuesday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) missed shootaround and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game in San Antonio, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo missed his first game of the season on Sunday but was previously listed as probable heading into Tuesday. Unfortunately, we likely won't have official word from the Bucks until right before tip-off. Mirza Teletovic started in place of Giannis on Sunday but scored just five points in 30 minutes. Michael Beasley scored 18 points in 16 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:41 am
  • Antetokounmpo (illness) questionable Tuesday
    Coach Jason Kidd said after shootaround that Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was listed as probable coming into Tuesday, but Kidd sounds far less certain. Hopefully, Giannis will feel well enough to play because that would mean we'd get to watch a showdown between The Greek Freak and The Claw (aka Kawhi Leonard). If Antetokounmpo does not suit up, Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley would both see significantly more minutes on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:24 am
  • D Rose 'ok' but his future in NY is uncertain
    Knicks officials eventually heard from Derrick Rose on Monday night, but it wasn't until after the team's loss to New Orleans.

    Advice: The Knicks are trying to determine what course of action they should take with Rose now that they have learned he is okay. A suspension seems like a very real possibility at this point. It is being reported that Rose may request a trade or a buyout. This situation is obviously still developing, as we have not yet heard Rose's side of the story. From a fantasy perspective, it makes sense to grab Brandon Jennings, who will start any games that Rose misses. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:10 am
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 15 assists w/ 5 steals
    Ricky Rubio dished out a season-high 15 assists with 13 points (3-of-9 FGs) in Monday's 101-92 win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: It was an incredible performance from Rubio and he also racked up five steals with five rebounds in 30 minutes. Since entering the league in 2011, no other player has more 4x5 games than Rubio's 16. Zach LaVine left the game with a hip injury and didn't return, so Rubio could have the ball in his hands a bit more moving forward -- Rubio's usage rate rises from 12.4 to 15.0 when LaVine is off the court. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:34 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 21 w/ 14 assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 14 assists, nine rebounds, one steal, one triple and three turnovers against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Westbrook's 3-point attempts are way up and he attempted a whopping 49 triples in his last four games, hitting them at a 38.7 percent clip. He was just 1-of-7 from deep tonight, but Thunder coach Billy Donovan doesn't seem to mind. "When he gets a couple in a row, I think you have to let him maybe take a couple more that may look highly contested or difficult, because he can make them." Westbrook will look to get some revenge against Memphis on Wednesday after he was ejected in their previous meeting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Hornacek won't comment on Rose situation
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek would not reveal after Monday's game vs. the Pelicans if Derrick Rose has contacted the team.

    Advice: "Right now we don’t have information to give you anything," Hornacek said. "That’s just going to have to wait until we hear from Derrick himself." Team officials, Rose's teammates and his close associates don't know why Rose failed to show up to Monday's game, and Brandon Jennings simply said that he hopes Rose is OK. It sounds like we won't know more about this until Tuesday at the earliest, but it makes sense to pick up Jennings in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 pm
  • Knicks have no idea what's going on w/ Rose
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Knicks have no idea what's going on with Derrick Rose.

    Advice: Rose was listed as the starter 90 minutes before tip-off, but failed to show up to the game. Knicks officials tried to get in contact with him all the way up until tip-off, but it's still unclear if they've been able to reach him. According to Woj, team officials, teammates and Rose's close associates don't know what's going on. Rose was reportedly unhappy about being benched in the fourth quarter on Friday vs. the Bucks, but it's not clear if that's the issue here. Hopefully we'll learn more after the game, but this might be the weirdest story of the NBA season so far. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:24 pm
  • Derrick Rose will not play, Jennings starting
    Derrick Rose will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans and Brandon Jennings will start in his place.

    Advice: Wow. Talk about a late scratch. Rose was ruled out a mere 10 minutes before tip-off and the Knicks haven't even said why he's away from the team -- head coach Jeff Hornacek didn't even mention Rose in the pre-game press conference. We'll update this situation as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:35 pm
  • Alec Burks recalled from D-League
    The Jazz have recalled Alec Burks, Raul Neto and Dante Exum from the D-League.

    Advice: They were assigned to the D-League for just a few hours in order to get an extra practice in. None of these plays have any value in standard leagues at the moment. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:52 pm
  • Antetokounmpo, Beasley, Vaughn probable Tues
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness), Michael Beasley (shin) and Rashad Vaughn (ankle) are all being listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo is just 22 years old, and after sitting out Sunday's game he'll have had a full two days to rest up for Tuesday's game, so he should be good to go in that one. His return to action will send Mirza Teletovic back to the bench, where he'll split reserve minutes with Beasley. Vaughn will be brought along slowly, and is not worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:44 pm
  • Dante Exum sent down for a D-League stint
    Dante Exum has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: With George Hill finally healthy, Exum picked up a DNP-CD his last time out, so Utah send him down to the D-League to get him some playing time. Even when Hill was out and Exum was starting, he wasn't worth owning in fantasy hoops, and that's not going to change with him sporadically coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:26 am
  • Alec Burks sent down for a D-League stint
    Alec Burks has been assigned to Utah's D-League affiliate.

    Advice: Burks is still being eased back into things after being sidelined for roughly a year, so he'll get in some practice with Utah's D-League squad. Burks will be working with a strict minutes limit for the foreseeable future, so there's no reason to own him anywhere. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:23 am
  • Celtics recall Demetrius Jackson
    The Celtics have recalled Demetrius Jackson from the D-League.

    Advice: He was in the D-League for less than 24 hours. Even with Avery Bradley (Achilles) banged up, Jackson is not going to be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 8:05 am
  • D’Angelo Russell has 17/8/7 with three steals
    D’Angelo Russell finished Sunday's home win with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Russell was listed as 'probable' tonight due to a sore left knee. His status was never truly in doubt, but we'll monitor him as a precaution since it's the same knee that required a platelet-rich plasma injection in late November. He tied his season-high in boards tonight, while falling one short in assists, and owners shouldn't hesitate to deploy him in L.A.'s upcoming four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:41 pm
  • Allen Crabbe pours in career-high 30 points
    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 30 points on Sunday, making 12-of-15 shots with a 5-of-5 mark from downtown in a heartbreaking home loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Crabbe added one rebound, one assist and one steal in a season-high 43 minutes off the bench. He's scored double-digit points in six straight games, one shy of his career high, but hasn't offered much fantasy value beyond efficient scoring and 3-pointers. Feel free to deploy him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:33 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 15 points in loss to GSW
    Ty Lawson finished Sunday's home loss with 15 points, three assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Lawson came off the bench tonight and he continues to bounce around the rotation depending upon matchups and the whims of coach Dave Joerger. The good news is that he made 4-of-8 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs tonight, so it wasn't that bad of a return for his owners. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:55 pm
  • Warriors win behind Stephen Curry's 30/6/4
    The Warriors bounced back from Friday's tough loss with a road win on Sunday, led by Steph Curry's 30 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Kings' opponents have made 37.9 percent of their 3-point attempts this year, third-highest in the league, but Steph was the only Warrior to really take advantage of the matchup tonight. He went 5-of-11 from deep and 11-of-22 overall, and he's now averaging 35.0 points in the Warriors' past three games. He's finding his groove alongside Kevin Durant, and that's a scary sight for the rest of the NBA. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:38 pm
  • Dante Exum (knee) gets another DNP-CD
    Dante Exum (knee) was a DNP-CD vs. Memphis on Sunday.

    Advice: Exum didn't play vs. the Wolves on Saturday, either, and it looks as though coach Quin Snyder simply prefers Shelvin Mack as his full-time backup PG. With the Jazz in the thick of the playoff hunt, it's very hard to envision the 21-year-old Exum surfacing with value this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:04 pm
  • Alec Burks plays two minutes Sunday
    Alec Burks played only two minutes during the second half of Utah's back-to-back set on Sunday.

    Advice: The Jazz are being extremely cautious with Burks, who is coming off ankle surgery, and coach Quin Snyder recently said that integrating him will be "a long process." The Jazz have "a lot of options on the wing," Snyder said, and there's no reason to touch Burks outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:03 pm
  • Ty Lawson heads to the bench
    Ty Lawson will move to the bench in Sunday’s game against the Warriors.

    Advice: With Garrett Temple starting at shooting guard, Darren Collison will start at point guard. Anthony Tolliver also got the start, moving Matt Barnes to the bench as well. Lawson's minutes should not be affected much by this move. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:11 pm
  • Rockets win behind James Harden's 40-11-10
    James Harden secured his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday, pouring in 40 points with 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 10 turnovers in an impressive win at Toronto.

    Advice: Harden was quiet to begin the game but that has never dissuaded him, and he ultimately made 13-of-26 FGs and 10-of-10 FTs with four 3-pointers, two steals and two blocks. His huge night helped Houston extend their win streak to eight games, and Harden has now recorded a double-double in 16 straight games, the longest streak in the NBA in five seasons. He's an MVP front-runner and it's hard to argue against him as the No. 1 fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:03 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon scores career-high 22 points
    Malcolm Brogdon popped off for a career-high 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting Sunday, to go with two 3-pointers, five assists, three steals, one block, one board and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Brogdon did most of his damage during the fourth quarter of action, scoring 14 of his 22 points during the final frame while rocking a 35.9 usage rate, and he was not affected at all by the return of Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring). For now, it appears he's got a firm grasp on the starting point guard spot in Milwaukee, and through six games as a starter, Brogdon has emerged as a steady top-90 prospect. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 2:22 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead struggles as a starter
    Isaiah Whitehead struggled in his return to the starting lineup on Sunday, tallying five points, three boards, one 3-pointer, three assists, two blocks and an unfortunate six turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't much better in his 25 minutes off the bench, producing just nine points, three boards, three assists, two blocks and one turnover. The Nets point guard rotation sans Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been a mess, and this is a situation that should be avoided in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:40 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out six dimes in win
    T.J. McConnell went 2-of-11 from the field during Sunday's win over the Nets, on his way to four points, eight boards, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McConnell's shot wasn't falling, but he still found a way to make a positive impression on the stat sheet, and over the past four games as a starter he's put in averages of 9.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and just 2.0 turnovers per game. It was encouraging to see him stick in the starting five despite the return of Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) and with Philly winning three of their past four with McConnell at the helm, that trend will likely continue. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:14 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) out Sunday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He's played all 35 games so far this season, but he joins a long list of studs who have missed a game with an illness recently. The superstar point forward will have a couple days off to prepare for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. Jabari Parker and Greg Monroe will do the heavy lifting on offense Sunday and are strong plays in all formats, while Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley are candidates to start. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:31 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie will come off the bench
    Spencer Dinwiddie will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He drew the start on Friday vs. the Cavs and finished with seven points, five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 18 minutes, but that's likely because the Nets wanted to get a look at him before his deal became guaranteed on Saturday. Dinwiddie has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:41 am
  • Isaiah Whitehead starting, Dinwiddie to bench
    Isaiah Whitehead is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie flopped in a start on Friday while Whitehead logged the first double-double of his NBA career with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes. He's too inefficient to rely on in standard leagues, but he's worth a look in deeper leagues or in points formats with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:37 am
  • T.J. McConnell will start on Sunday vs. Nets
    T.J. McConnell will keep his starting job on Sunday vs. the Nets even with Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) returning.

    Advice: More importantly, coach Brett Brown said McConnell "could continue" to get starters minutes moving forward. This move makes a lot of sense because McConnell has looked great in four starts, averaging 11.0 points, 10.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples in that span. He looks like a solid flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:40 am
  • Demetrius Jackson assigned to D-League
    Demetrius Jackson has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: He wasn't in the rotation on Saturday even with Avery Bradley (Achilles) out. Jackson has zero fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:05 am
  • Seth Curry gets just 13 minutes vs. ATL
    Seth Curry did not score in 13 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with one assist.

    Advice: The return of J.J. Barea really hurt Curry for this game. He'll likely get another chance at some point and would get a big boost in minutes with basically any injury to another guard. He's a stash right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:54 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops another trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook posted his 17th triple-double of the season during a 121-106 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 32 points with 17 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: When Westbrook is hitting seven treys, it's pretty much a wrap, as his coach knows. "When he's got it going, I want him to heat-check a little bit," coach Billy Donovan said. Westbrook's rebounding numbers have been center-like and he has more of those than assists this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:22 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 15 points vs. Denver
    Victor Oladipo scored 15 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He still has his wrist wrapped and maybe that's why he missed all eight shots from beyond the arc tonight. Oladipo hasn't quite got his shot going in his last five, making 40.8 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 4.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys in 34.8 minutes. He should go back to being an early-round guy soon enough. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:14 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon will start over Dellavedova
    Malcolm Brogdon will start over Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) for Sunday against the Wizards.

    Advice: It's unclear if this move will stick or if it's just until Delly is back to 100 percent, according to coach Jason Kidd. "When we have to address that, we'll address that," Kidd said. Brogdon has played well enough to keep the job and should remain owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:31 pm
  • Steph Curry scores 40; Warriors blew a lead
    Stephen Curry scored 40 points on 15-of-27 from the field in a 128-119 overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 17 points in the first and another 17 in the third. The Warriors didn't blow a 3-1 lead in this game, but they did blow a 24-point lead for the largest blown lead of the NBA season. As for Curry, the Warriors seem determined to get him more touches, so we may see more of a 2015-16 version of Steph than the 2016-17 one. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:11 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets the start, scores 17 points
    Ty Lawson started on Friday with 17 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes against the Clippers.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger finally pulled the trigger to put Lawson in the first unit and did so with Darren Collison, who had 20 points with five rebounds in the loss. Lawson should be looking at minutes in the low 30s going forward, especially with how well he plays next to DeMarcus Cousins. If you need a point guard, he could be your guy. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:14 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon has a solid game
    Malcolm Brogdon scored 10 points with six rebounds, five assists and one turnover against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: It was actually one of his worst starts of the season with some mistakes on defense. Still, Brogdon has been superb in the starting lineup and likely has earned to keep his job over Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring). He should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 9:11 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead scores 10 with 10 boards
    Isaiah Whitehead logged the first double-double of his NBA career on Friday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes off the bench against the Cavs.

    Advice: He lucked out because Spencer Dinwiddie squandered his chance in the starting lineup. Whitehead will likely be starting on Sunday against the 76ers, but he doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:30 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie struggles in start
    Spencer Dinwiddie started on Friday against the Cavs, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Not good. He picked up three fouls in the first six minutes and could never get it going. Dinwiddie may not have his contract guaranteed next week, so he's not really worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:22 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out 17 assists in loss
    T.J. McConnell handed out a career-high 17 assists in a loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding nine points, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was killer in pick-and-roll with both big men and also made 4-of-6 from the field on his shots. McConnell has made a very compelling case to start with how he can get the bigs the rock and how he's a better defender than Sergio Rodriguez (ankle). It's not a bad idea to pick him up and see what happens. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:46 pm
  • James Harden has a bad game in win
    James Harden scored 14 points on 5-of-15 from the field in a 100-93 win over the Magic on Friday, adding seven rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were on a road back-to-back, made just 15-of-49 from deep and still got the win tonight. Harden missed all eight attempts from deep any may have turned in one of his worst games, so this was a big win for the Rockets. Harden vs. Kyle Lowry should be awesome on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 6:38 pm
  • Pat Beverley kills it in the win
    Patrick Beverley scored 17 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He said his wrist "H-U-R-T-S" after Thursday, but that didn't stop him from making 7-of-9 from the field tonight. Beverley has been a difference maker for the Rockets and was the only starter in the positive for plus-minus tonight. He's been awesome for his fantasy owners with mid-round value since he returned. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 6:31 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie will start on Friday night
    Spencer Dinwiddie will start on Friday night against the Cavs.

    Advice: Well, that big Thursday game was not a fluke apparently and the Nets will give him a serious look. The NBA starting its 10-day contracts may be the reasoning, but Dinwiddie has a great chance at 30 minutes tonight after logging 32 minutes on Thursday. His season long appeal isn't the greatest, but give him a look in DFS. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 3:52 pm
  • Mavs waive Pierre Jackson
    Mavs waive G Pierre Jackson.

    Advice: Well, the Mavs gave him a shot and he did have a ridiculous +33.4 net rating, but the team cut him. He deserves another shot. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 2:21 pm
  • Patrick Beverley returned to action on Thursday January 5. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 12:19 am
  • Dante Exum returned to action on Thursday January 5. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 12:19 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 22 points in loss
    D'Angelo Russell hit 6-of-18 shots and missed all eight of his 3-pointers for 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Thursday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: The second-year player was also under the weather. He salvaged his scoring night by getting to the line 11 times and hitting 10 of them. He came in shooting well over his last two games, which included 12 3-pointers, but couldn't get dialed in from downtown tonight. He's healthy again and played 35 minutes tonight, making him a solid point-guard option in all formats right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 10:24 pm
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