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  • Marco Belinelli scores 18 with two 3-pointers
    Marco Belinelli came off the bench and hit 5-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws for 18 points, three rebounds,, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: The 18 points were the most he's scored since Dec. 17 and he's now scored in double figures in three of his last four games. He's far from a must-own player, but if you need some points and threes, he's worth a look right now, as long as he can stay hot. The fact that Nicolas Batum had one of his worst games of the season helped Belinelli see 29 minutes, which is the most he's played in the month of January. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • Nicolas Batum struggles in loss to Wizards
    Nicolas Batum hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points, seven rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Batum didn't have a 3-pointer, steal or block tonight, marking just the fourth time this season he didn't have at least one of them in a game. He'd hit double figures in scoring in his previous three games and has been dynamite since returning from his knee injury, so don't be too discouraged by tonight's disappointing line. He'll bounce back. Rotoworld.com 34 minutes ago
  • Kyle Anderson starting for Kawhi Leonard
    Kyle Anderson will start at small forward in place of the resting Kawhi Leonard.

    Advice: Leonard will be back on Tuesday vs. Toronto, so Anderson is not a viable fantasy pickup. In nine previous starts this season, Anderson averaged 3.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steal. We should see a heavy dose of Jonathon Simmons as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:29 pm
  • C.J. Miles starting, Glenn Robinson to bench
    C.J. Miles will start in place of Glenn Robinson III on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Pacers have lost two straight games and coach Nate McMillan wants to shake things up. Miles has been held to single-digit points in his last four games, but maybe the move into the first unit will get him going. Put him on your radar if you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:23 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out again Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He still has no timetable for a return. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to log around 20 minutes each off the bench until Stuckey is cleared to return. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:04 pm
  • MRI comes back clean on Augustin's ankle
    The MRI results on D.J. Augustin's sprained right ankle came back clean, and he's expected to be listed as day-to-day moving forward.

    Advice: Augustin might not be able to play Tuesday against the Bulls, but it doesn't sound like he's going to be forced into a lengthy absence here. If Augustin can't play Tuesday, Elfrid Payton will be forced into heavy minutes and Mario Hezonja could see some extended run with the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:01 pm
  • Update: Spencer Dinwiddie will start Monday
    Updating a previous report, Spencer Dinwiddie will start Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Nets will go with a Dinwiddie-Randy Foye starting backcourt, so Sean Kilpatrick is likely bound for the bench. To this point, Dinwiddie hasn't done enough as a starter to warrant a roster spot in any setting. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:56 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick will come off the bench
    Updating a previous report, Sean Kilpatrick will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Nets are going to start Randy Foye next to Spencer Dinwiddie in the backcourt. With Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out for the next 3-5 weeks, Kilpatrick has an opportunity to build off his 13-point effort on Saturday vs. the Hornets when he added four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers. If he has another strong game tonight, it might be time to give him a look again. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:54 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (right knee) out Monday vs. NYK
    Aaron Brooks (sore right knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a knee issue for Brooks, but considering it's just soreness, he should be able to get back to the court for Thursday's game in Minnesota. With Brooks on the sidelines, Monta Ellis will likely pick up most of his minutes and Joe Young could get into the rotation. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:49 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (hand, Nets) out Monday
    Kawhi Leonard (hand, Nets) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's resting for "precautionary" reasons against the worst team in the NBA, so Leonard's owners can expect to have him back for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. With Leonard out, expect to see a lot of Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson at the three. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:33 pm
  • Raymond Felton will start Monday vs. Atlanta
    Raymond Felton will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: According to Dan Woike of the OC Register, Marreese Speights will come off the bench tonight, which suggests the Clippers will go with their small ball lineup of Felton, Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan. Through seven starts this season, Felton owns averages of 10.3 points, 5.0 boards, 5.0 dimes, 1.9 steals and 1.9 turnovers per game, so he's on the radar in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:14 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie will come off the bench Mon
    Spencer Dinwiddie will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Randy Foye will get that start at point guard tonight, meaning that Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead will be splitting the reserve minutes. Dinwiddie wasn't worth owning as a starter, and he'll only be worse as a reserve. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:12 pm
  • Randy Foye will start vs. Spurs on Monday
    Randy Foye will start against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Brian Lewis of the New York Post is reporting that Foye will start at PG, so that will shift Spencer Dinwiddie to to the bench. The Nets announced on Monday that Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will miss the next 3-5 weeks, but Foye still can't be trusted in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:09 pm
  • Caris LeVert (rest) out Monday vs. the Spurs
    Caris LeVert will be rested for Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Head coach Kenny Atkinson is taking rest days to a new level, sometimes allowing his guys to play in back-to-back sets but then forcing them to the sidelines due to the amount of games played during a seemingly random span of days. The Nets do have four games coming up this week, so that's likely Atkinson's justification here. With LeVert out, there will be more opportunity for guys like Bojan Bogdanovic and Sean Kilpatrick. Expect LeVert to play Wednesday against the Heat. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:04 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) hopeful to travel
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder), who will miss Monday's game against the Warriors, is hopeful that he can travel with the Heat on their upcoming two-game road trip.

    Advice: Johnson will be examined by one of Miami's doctors on Monday night to determine if an MRI will be required to further assess the injury, and as previously stated, the primary concern here is that this is his surgically repaired shoulder. We'll be awaiting information from Johnson's medical exam, but with him set to spend Monday night on the sidelines, we should see a ton of Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters. Johnson is a hold until we have more information to go off. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:58 pm
  • Gary Harris, Darrell Arthur probable Tuesday
    Gary Harris (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are probable to play Tuesday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Harris looked fantastic in his return from a three-game absence on Sunday, and the probable tag in Denver means he'll play. Arthur hasn't looked any worse for the wear in his previous two outings, but he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues. Harris was supposed to have a minutes restriction on Sunday, but ended up logging 35 minutes, which suggests the ankle issue is completely behind him. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:25 pm
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  • Russell says calf more of an issue than knee
    D'Angelo Russell said that his strained left calf is giving him more pain than the mildly sprained right knee, but he doesn't believe either ailments are all that serious.

    Advice: Russell is going to spend the next 1-2 weeks on the sidelines, but this statement hints that he may be able to meet the earlier end of that timetable. Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram will all see some increased opportunity with Russell on the sidelines, with Williams offering the most upside out of that group. Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas may be able to get some spot-starts, but they remain irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:08 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) questionable Tuesday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Mudiay missed Sunday's game with the back issue, which resulted in Jameer Nelson moving into the starting lineup and Jamal Murray logging extending minutes with the second unit. If Mudiay is out again on Tuesday, it'll be more of the same. Check back for another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
  • Lance Thomas (face) to miss at least one week
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will miss at least the next week of action.

    Advice: "He’s getting used to the mask. I think that takes a little adjusting to," Jeff Hornacek said. "About a week maybe." Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to pick up most of Thomas' minutes while he's on the sidelines but with Kristaps Porzingis back on the court, Kuzminskas won't get enough run to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:35 am
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) will get an MRI Monday
    D.J. Augustin (ankle) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: He's walking "gingerly" without the use of crutches, but we should get an update on his timetable later this evening. For now, it sounds like he's closer to doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls. If Augustin misses time, Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson will log heavy minutes in the backcourt and coach Frank Vogel may finally have no choice but to give Mario Hezonja some burn. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:19 am
  • Gerald Green (illness) ruled out Tuesday
    Gerald Green (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Green has fallen out of the rotation anyways and was a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Leave Green on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:17 am
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  • DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss next 2 games
    DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss the next two games for the Raptors.

    Advice: This means he will not play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs or on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. He's not in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated prior to Friday's game vs. the Bucks, so he should be considered day-to-day. Kyle Lowry's usage rate rises from 23.3 to 27.2 when DeRozan is off the court, so he's poised for a big week. Expect Norman Powell and Terrence Ross to pick up DeRozan's minutes on the wings, and we could see some more two-PG lineups as well which would give Cory Joseph a slight bump. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out for week
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will miss all four games this week.

    Advice: This means the earliest we will see Bradley back in action is on Jan. 30 vs. the Pistons, but that's not a lock either. Bradley has been incredible all season with top-40 value in standard leagues, so his owners just need to stay afloat until he returns. Marcus Smart looks like a strong short-term add, but just keep in mind that he's shooting 36.0 percent from the field this season. Terry Rozier also gets a slight bump. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:54 am
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  • Tyler Johnson will not play on Monday
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not participate in the morning shootaround and will miss his second straight game. This is the same shoulder that he needed surgery on last season, but the Heat continue to downplay the injury and he's still listed as day-to-day. Johnson was able to lift weights on Sunday and he said he was optimistic about it, but the Heat have every reason to be cautious. Goran Dragic looks like a strong play Monday and Dion Waiters will see heavy minutes at both guard spots. Both players should be popular DFS targets. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Thomas has rejoined the Knicks, but he needs a few more days of practice before he's ready to return. Thomas is also experiencing headaches, so the Knicks will bring him along slowly. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will continue to pick up Thomas' minutes and has probably leapfrogged him in the rotation anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
  • Malone praises Jamal Murray
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Jamal Murray "proved he could play point guard" on Sunday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Murray said point guard is his "natural position," but Malone made it a point to surround him with other ball handlers on the court to ease the pressure on the rookie. Murray scored 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and just one turnover in 20 minutes on Sunday vs. the Wolves, so he could have some short-term value if Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is unable to play on Tuesday vs. the Jazz. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:01 am
  • Popovich says Dejounte Murray is a 'keeper'
    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Dejounte Murray is a "keeper."

    Advice: Murray has made two straight starts in place of Tony Parker (foot) and is expected to make another one on Monday vs. the Nets. "It doesn’t faze him," Popovich said. "He just comes in and plays. I’m really pleased he’s shown that kind of fiber and composure." The rookie has averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 triples in his last two games, and while he will likely be demoted to third-string duties when Parker is back, he looks like a nice short-term add and is an intriguing stash in dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out another 3-5 weeks
    The Nets announced that Jeremy Lin will miss another 3-5 weeks after aggravating his strained left hamstring.

    Advice: "During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery," Nets GM Sean Marks said. "We understand and appreciate Jeremy’s competitive desire to get back on the court with his teammates, however, we are going to be cautious with his rehab in order to ensure that he is at full strength once he returns." If you don't have an IR spot, Lin's owners can move on unless they're in a great position in the standings. Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead have been splitting the PG minutes in Lin's absence and will continue to do so, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Spoelstra praises Goran Dragic
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra praised Goran Dragic for his strong play after Saturday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: "Goran has had a career year; this is not something that’s happening right now," Spoelstra said. "He’s been doing this all season. He’s such a conscientious teammate. We have all these moving parts and he’s trying to make sure everyone is comfortable. He knows he has to be aggressive for us and generate good looks." Dragic's name has been tossed around the rumor mill all season with the Heat looking to rebuild, but the Heat are only going to move him if they can get a considerable package in return -- the Heat have already turned down a offer of Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick from Orlando. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
  • Tyler Johnson optimistic about his shoulder
    Tyler Johnson said he's optimistic about his left shoulder because he was able to lift weights on Sunday.

    Advice: "It’s not the same pain as it was last year," Johnson said Sunday when asked if his latest injury is connected to his past shoulder issues. "It’s just like a strain. Obviously it was a little bit more concerning at the time because it was the left shoulder. But coming in today, it feels a lot better. The swelling went down a lot. So yeah, I’m optimistic about it." He missed the final 35 games of the 2015-16 season after having rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder, but the Heat are calling him day-to-day for now and he's questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors. If Johnson doesn't show any progress on Monday, Johnson could undergo an MRI. Expect Dion Waiters to benefit the most if Johnson misses additional time. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 am
  • Jamal Murray scores 17 points as backup PG
    Jamal Murray was terrific in 20 minutes during Sunday's loss, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and just one turnover.

    Advice: The rookie played some point guard tonight and looked good doing it, although he was marginalized down the stretch in favor of (ineffective) veteran Jameer Nelson. Murray is shooting 36.9 percent on the season, with minimal supporting stats, so there's no need to own him while Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) scores 22 points vs. MIN
    Gary Harris (ankle) scored a team-high 22 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes on Sunday against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Harris returned after missing three games with a sprained right ankle and did not appear to have any lingering effects. He was supposed to be on minutes restrictions tonight, but the 35 minutes he played suggests otherwise. The 22 points were the most he has scored in a game since Dec. 19. With Harris back in the lineup and playing his full allotment of minutes, Will Barton played 26 minutes and Jamal Murray played 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:49 pm
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  • DeMar DeRozan hurts right ankle on Sunday
    DeMar DeRozan injured his right ankle during Sunday's game, which he finished with 22 points (6-of-17 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was visibly frustrated after landing on a teammates foot halfway through the fourth quarter. He continued to play for a while, but didn't return after exiting with 1:30 left in a one-point game. The Raptors have a day off before facing the Spurs on Tuesday, so we'll keep a close eye on his status in case the ankle worsens overnight. If he misses any time, expect Terrence Ross to gain the most, with help from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) won't play vs. the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Lin has missed 31 games and counting, after missing just 23 games prior to this season during his NBA career. There's no indication of when he might get back on the court, and his absence could be due to more than just his hamstring injury, so he's a hard guy to hold without an IR spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) will start Sunday vs. MIN
    Gary Harris (ankle) will start Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves, sending Will Barton back to the bench.

    Advice: Harris will be returning from a three-game stint on the sidelines, and he'll be on a minutes limit, but he offers enough upside that he should be scooped up in most leagues if he was cut during the injury. With Harris on a minutes limit, Barton shouldn't take too drastic of a hit, but once he's fully up to speed both Barton and Jamal Murray will lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:36 pm
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  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Johnson missed more than half of the 2015-16 season after having surgery on his left shoulder before ultimately returning for the playoffs, so this is a concern. However, the Heat are listing him as day-to-day for now. Coach Erik Spoelstra also downplayed the injury on Saturday and said that Johnson is not planning to get X-rays or an MRI. If Johnson is out Monday, Dion Waiters will be the primary beneficiary and he's coming off a monster 33-point effort against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) won't return Sunday
    D.J. Augustin (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and the Magic are calling the injury a right ankle sprain. Augustin was able to walk gingerly under his own power to the locker room, so hopefully it's not too serious. He finished with zero points, one assist and one rebound in five minutes. Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson will log a ton of minutes the rest of the game and we may see more of Mario Hezonja as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee, calf) out 1-2 weeks
    D'Angelo Russell will spend the next 1-2 weeks on the sidelines with a mildly sprained right knee and a strained left calf.

    Advice: He's going to re-evaluated in one week, but given the way the Lakers have handled injuries this season, it seems unlikely that Russell will be getting back to the court prior to the two-week mark. With Russell on the sidelines, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will see some more opportunity on the offensive end, and Jordan Clarkson could be looking at some starts. For what it's worth, Russell required the PRP injection in his left knee, so this new injury is technically to his good knee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Gary Harris (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Gary Harris (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He was said to be targeting a return on Tuesday, but he now has an outside chance to play against the Wolves. If Harris decides to give it a go, that will lower the ceiling of Will Barton and Jamal Murray could lose minutes. Keep in mind that Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is out, so that might be why Harris is thinking about giving it a go. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 am
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  • Jamal Murray set for more minutes
    Jamal Murray scored five points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has said he wants to play point guard and he'll get his wish now to back up Jameer Nelson with Emmanuel Mudiay (back) out for Sunday. Gary Harris (ankle) is also out, so Murray should be looking at close to 27 minutes as the combo guard against the Wolves. He's not playing well enough to add in most leagues, though. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:39 pm
  • Dejounte Murray plays really well in start
    Dejounte Murray scored 14 points with two rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in a start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Solid. He didn't close this game out, but that would put him on pace to be a Spurs great with how coach Gregg Popovich doesn't trust rookies. Murray should see some decent run in the first half with Tony Parker (ankle) out and he's already way ahead of the curve. He's worth a look in the short term for deep leagues and his Dynasty owners should be really encouraged today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 14 off the bench
    Raymond Felton made 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points off the bench against the Nuggets during a 123-98 loss on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did start the second half because the Nuggets ran all over them with their bigger lineup including Mo Speights. Felton should be moving back into the starting lineup against the Hawks on Monday and should be able to flirt with top-100 value while Chris Paul (thumb) is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:28 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 41 points
    Kawhi Leonard won the battle against LeBron James during a thrilling 118-115 overtime victory in Cleveland on Saturday, scoring a career-high 41 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

    Advice: He's not a system player. He's a system, player. Leonard's offense has been better than his defense these days with six consecutive games of at least 30 points. He joins only George "The Iceman" Gervin as the only two in Spurs history to do that. Leonard wasn't expected to have a J coming out of college, but he posted a 58.7 effective field goal percentage on just his 92 jumpers alone in his last six. The Spurs are first in the NBA in offensive rating in that span and it's all about Kawhi. The Spurs are a Kawhi system these days. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Kyle Anderson gets 18 minutes
    Kyle Anderson played 18 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with two points, four rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks.

    Advice: The Spurs when with a small-ball four and it really worked out. Anderson was a +19 in the plus-minus stat and he was out there on the last play, as well. Anderson could get decent run on Monday against the Nets, but obviously we're not adding him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) ruled out for Sunday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (lower back) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Wolves.

    Advice: That is not a good sign for Mudiay to be ruled out so soon. He was grabbing his back on his way to the locker room on Saturday and he also was ruled out for the remainder of the game in just a few minutes. Mudiay had his back injury coming into this game, but he is day-to-day. Jameer Nelson was actually flirting with standard-league value while Mudiay has been healthy lately, so he looks like a nice pickup for owners need a point guard with a short-term boost. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:26 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) out for game
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will not return on Saturday.

    Advice: This was the same reason he was listed as probable, so it wasn't fake news for him to be on the injury report. Mudiay doesn't have any history of back problems in his NBA career, but he was hobbled as he went back to the locker room. Jameer Nelson is going to be busy, so feel free to grab him if you need a point guard. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:31 pm
  • Caris LeVert scores nine in 18 minutes
    Caris LeVert played 18 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring nine points with one rebound, four assists and two steals.

    Advice: Obviously the playing time is down, but he likely would've been in the low 20s if the Nets were not trailing late and coach Kenny Atkinson didn't have to sub in Bojan Bogdanovic. As has been for a while, there were tons of positives. He ran the offense a ton once again and Atkinson trusted him enough to keep him on Nicolas Batum. Plus, the Nets rarely unleash players on both ends of a back-to-back. His owners should still hold him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:06 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 13 points in loss
    Sean Kilpatrick made 5-of-14 from the field for 13 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in a start against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: It was just a spot start for the sixth man. Kilpatrick did run the offense more in the first unit in this game, but he had a costly turnover late. Kilpatrick usually subs in for Joe Harris (ankle), so he could be looking at an uptick in minutes. Still, we want to see him play well again before suggesting him as an add. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:54 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie starts, doesn't score
    Spencer Dinwiddie did not score in a start against the Hornets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Starting Dinwiddie has probably run its course. In his last five starts, he's made just 28.6 percent from the field with averages of 5.0 points, 3.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.2 steals, 1.6 turnovers and 0.8 treys. His contract is guaranteed, but his minutes may start dropping now. Isaiah Whitehead looks a lot better, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • Raymond Felton moving to the bench
    Raymond Felton will come off the bench against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He won't be getting a revenge game as a starter. It makes some sense because the Clippers have to figure out what to do with their bench and they need another big out there against Kenneth Faried -- Luc Mbah a Moute should guard Danilo Gallinari. Felton's owners shouldn't panic here. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay available to play
    Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Mudiay, but the Nuggets usually have very low standards for throwing a player on the injury report as probable. Start Mudiay like you normally would. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Gary Harris could play Tuesday
    Gary Harris (ankle) could play on Tuesday.

    Advice: He did some pre-game shooting and looks to be progressing. Harris is not going to play on Sunday unless something crazy happens and he's still not a lock for Tuesday. With him out Will Barton is a must-start player while Jamal Murray benefits in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:38 pm
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  • Sean Kilpatrick, Trevor Booker will start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets will keep the NBA's newest sensation, Caris LeVert, on the bench. That's OK, though. Coach Kenny Atkinson likes LeVert a lot as a ball-handler, so he should be very busy in the second unit. As for Kilpatrick, he's been struggling lately, so maybe the day off helps him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (left shoulder) will not play
    Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The team is listing his as day-to-day with this injury, which may have been suffered on Thursday. Johnson does come off the bench, but the team calls him Mr. Fourth Quarter for a reason. With him out, we're probably going to see some Dion Waiters at the point, so don't be surprised if he comes off the bench. Wayne Ellington is also likely looking at more starts and may even start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:52 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell doesn't travel for Sunday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) did not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Mavs.

    Advice: The team is still awaiting the results of his MRI. There's no word of him rejoining with the team, so he's almost certainly out. Russell doesn't seem to be concerned about this injury long term and hopefully he only needs one game off. With him out, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson should be starting in most formats while Jose Calderon will see more run. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:13 pm
  • Avery Bradley likely out for upcoming week
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) is likely out for the upcoming week.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense for Boston. If you've seen what happened to J.J. Barea (calf, Achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis with their multiple stints off due to Achilles/lower-calf issues, the Celtics clearly want to get Bradley back and keep him back. While he's out, we'll get Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier gets some combo guard minutes. Jaylen Brown would also be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:28 pm
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  • Emmanuel Mudiay (back) probable for Saturday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (sore lower back) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of Mudiay dealing with any back issue. However, the Nuggets are known to note even the most minor aliments in their game notes, so this is likely nothing to be overly concerned about. Check back closer to tip-off to make sure he's all set. If Mudiay were to miss any time, Jameer Nelson would likely be inserted into the starting lineup and see a major uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:09 am
  • Gary Harris (ankle) out at least 2 more games
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will miss at least the next two games, but Denver is hoping he can return early next week.

    Advice: Harris has missed each of the last three games, and will miss two more, but the Nuggets are reportedly hoping to get Harris back for their game Tuesday vs. the Jazz. Will Barton had a good game (18 points, seven assists, three rebounds in 36 minutes) starting in place of Harris on Thursday. Jamal Murray (13 points six rebounds, two 3-pointers in 26 minutes) also played well off the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:14 am
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  • Dejounte Murray to start at PG on Saturday
    Dejounte Murray will start at point guard in place of Tony Parker (foot) Saturday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: It was announced earlier in the day that Parker would miss at least two more games. The Spurs are 3-0 when Murray starts this season. He is averaging 12.3 points, 2.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in the those three contests, although those numbers are inflated due to his awesome outing in the Spurs previous game on Thursday, when he finished with 24 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes. It is probably safe to assume that Patty Mills will see more than the 16 minutes he played on Thursday. A fair expectation is the two point guards will split Saturday's minutes fairly evenly. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:20 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) says he's 'just sore'
    D'Angelo Russell suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee and a right calf strain on Friday night and will undergo an MRI test on Saturday.

    Advice: Russell and the Lakers seemed to downplay the severity of the injury after the game, which is good news. "I don’t think it’s as bad as I initially thought," said coach Luke Walton said. "When I saw him go down, I was pretty worried, but he said he felt all right when I checked on him at halftime." Here is what Russell himself had to say: "The awkward position I fell in caused a little pain, but I’m all right. It’s just sore." If Russell does miss time, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will see a major uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 am
  • Goran Dragic would prefer to stay in Miami
    Despite swirling trade rumors, Goran Dragic has reiterated his desire is to stay put in Miami.

    Advice: "If I'm honest," Dragic said, "I feel even better [in Miami] than in Phoenix. I like all my teammates. I feel like I'm in the right spot. My head is clear and I'm working hard to be a better player, a better teammate." Well, If it makes you feel any better Goran, fantasy owners are hoping you stay in Miami as well. Dragic is such a huge part of everything the Heat do on offense, that it's almost impossible to imagine him being traded to a more fantasy-friendly situation. Nonetheless, moving Dragic for a package of picks and younger players might be what's best for Miami longterm. Stay tuned... Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:37 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee, calf) won't return
    D'Angelo Russell (knee, calf) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: In addition to his right MCL sprain, Russell also has a strained right calf. The Lakers didn't rule Russell out right away, so hopefully the injuries are minor. Russell is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday, but don't be surprised if he misses time since the Lakers have nothing to play for. Jose Calderon started the second half, but he's not a great speculative pickup. Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will each get a boost with Russell out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:01 pm
  • Randy Foye gets in the rotation
    Randy Foye played 22 minutes with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He moved back into the rotation and played the two for Sean Kilpatrick (rest). Foye is basically the guard utility guy and plays some point guard when they are shorthanded there on a given night -- that might change if Caris LeVert keeps playing well as a primary ball handler. Leave Foye on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:41 pm
  • LeVert Alert: Caris explodes in New Orleans
    Caris LeVert made all six shots from the field and both free throws for 17 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Kaboom. There has been buzz about LeVert for over a month and coach Kenny Atkinson has said that the rookie is forcing his hand to play him more despite how he planned to bring him along slowly. Since 1983-84, LeVert is the only Net to post at least 15 points, five boards and five assists while not missing any shots. He ran the offense a ton in the second half and his efficiency has been fantastic lately as a scorer with some of the flashiest moves in the NBA. With how well he's been playing, how he plays three positions, has his coach talking him up, and with the Nets playing at the fastest pace in the NBA, he has to be added right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) has a mild MCL sprain
    D'Angelo Russell has been diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain in his right knee, but he could return for the second half of Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is great news. It sounds like the injury is very minor, but we'll know for sure when Russell is re-evaluated at halftime. Jose Calderon entered the game when Russell went back to the locker room, but Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will benefit the most if Russell misses time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • D.J. Augustin hands out eight assists in win
    D.J. Augustin scored 10 points with eight assists, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: With Jodie Meeks (thumb) and Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out, we could see a lot more two-PG lineups going forward. That means a boost in minutes for Augustin (28), Elfrid Payton (37) and C.J. Watson (31). Augustin doesn't have great upside and finished just 3-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, but he's a decent pickup in deeper leagues if you need short-term value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) goes to locker room
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) left Friday's game vs. the Pacers and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: Russell was coming off a Julius Randle screen, but Russell's leg got caught on Randle's leg and it caused him to slip. He also had his knee hit hard on the ground as he fell awkwardly. This is the same knee that sidelined him earlier this season, but the good news is that Russell was able to get up and walk under his own power to the locker room with a team trainer. We'll have an update soon. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan struggles in Charlotte
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Hornets during an ugly 113-78 loss on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, DeRozan was named to the All-Star starting group for the East. DeRozan was soaring earlier this season as the NBA's top scorer, but now he's almost tied with DeMarcus Cousins for fifth and sixth. He is still playing well, but DeRozan hasn't been a top-30 player on the season for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Trevor Booker will rest
    Sean Kilpatrick and Trevor Booker will rest against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: It's the front end of a back-to-back set and Kilpatrick will get his first rest day. For tonight, there will be more minutes going to Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rondae-Hollis Jefferson. Kilpatrick has lost a lot of his luster and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. By the way, expect rest coming for other Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:41 pm
  • Gary Harris listed as out for Saturday
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) is listed as out for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: That makes it three games for Harris, who was hurt on Monday. Harris is having a really rough season, but his owners should still try to hang in there. In the meantime, Will Barton is going to get some serious run as the starter with Jamal Murray backing him up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:08 pm
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  • Heat don't want to deal Dragic?
    The Magic reportedly offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick for Goran Dragic, but the Heat had "no interest," according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Even if this future first is for 2019 or beyond, the Heat currently are sitting in the No. 2 spot for the lottery, so picking up a draft selection makes at least some sense. For Dragic, he has maintained he wants to stay in Miami, but it'll obviously be up to Pat Riley to make the call on whether or not he can retain him. Stein adds the Heat are "hesitant" to deal their point guard, which isn't surprising to hear to keep the demand higher in the market. A trade would almost certainly hurt Dragic's fantasy value, so his fantasy owners will be rooting for him to stay put. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out Saturday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Saturday vs. Portland.

    Advice: According to coach Brad Stevens: "The Achilles is structurally fine, but he has a lot of soreness around it." This will be the second straight game Bradley has missed, and the sixth in the last seven. Returning for Monday's game earlier this week has led to the setback. "Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said on Wednesday. After Saturday, Boston's next game is Tuesday at Washington. Marcus Smart will likely remain the starter in place of Bradley. Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown will see an additional minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:49 am
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  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) doutbful Saturday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will likely miss Saturday's game vs. the Blazers, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: The writing was on the wall here, as Stevens cautioned that Bradley could be looking at additional missed games when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Bradley has missed five of the Celtics last six contests. Marcus Smart is expected to start, with Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown seeing an uptick in minutes off the Boston bench. Smart has struggled with his shot recently, averaging 6.0 points while shooting a frigid 20.0 percent from the floor and 8.3 percent from 3-point territory over Boston's last four games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:48 am
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  • Dejounte Murray returned to action on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 am
  • Raymond Felton scores 10 points in loss
    Raymond Felton scored 10 points with eight assists, four rebounds and two steals on Thursday night against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Felton got the start for the injured Chris Paul (hand) tonight and played 34 minutes. Although he scored just 10 points, he did contribute in dimes and steals. He should be owned in all formats during Paul’s absence, but will hurt you in field goal percentage some nights. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:09 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 pm
  • Dejounte Murray scores career-high 24 points
    Dejounte Murray had easily his best NBA game of his career in a start for Tony Parker (foot) on Thursday, scoring a career-high 24 points on 7-of-11 from the field with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one turnover and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Murray had no jumper in his time at Washington, making just 34.0 percent of his twos and 28.8 percent of his threes. He also had some horrendous turnover woes, so the one turnover in all that playing time is almost as impressive as the scoring. Clearly, things are working out nicely for the rookie and the Spurs clearly trust him as their No. 3 point guard. This game is a huge fluke, but keep him in mind if Tony Parker (foot) misses games again. Parker is likely to play on Saturday against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:47 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 13 points vs. Spurs
    Jamal Murray scored 13 points in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He picked up some extra run because the Nuggets had to play Will Barton at the three more because both Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Wilson Chandler (personal) were out. Chances are both of those guys won't miss much time, so we're not suggesting Murray as a pickup in most cases. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:23 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores team-high 32 points
    Goran Dragic hit 11-of-15 shots for a team-high 32 points with six rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in Thursday’s 99-95 win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: Dragic scored 22 points in the second half and sealed the game with two clutch free throws. He continues to have a solid month, averaging over 20 points per game in January. So long as he remains in Miami, he will produce nice numbers for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Tyler Johson scores 23 points vs. Mavs
    Tyler Johnson scored 23 points with two assists, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes on Thursday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Johnson scored 10 points in the fourth quarter after having scored 13 in the first three. He played all 12 minutes in the final stanza for the 26th time this season and leads the NBA with an average of 10.9 minutes per game in the fourth quarter. He has scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games and has been one of the best waiver-wire pickups this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • Felton, JJ, Rivers, Luc & Jordan starting
    Raymond Felton, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan will start against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: This was expected all along and the Clippers will have to manage without the NBA's top player in real plus minus. Felton is worth a look if you need a point guard for the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Dejounte Murray will start for Parker vs. DEN
    Dejounte Murray will start for Tony Parker (foot) against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It'll be the third start of his career. In his previous two, he averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 boards, 2.5 assists and 0.5 treys. He's actually shot the ball a lot better, but obviously you would have to be in a deep league to grab him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:30 pm
  • Dejounte Murray expected to be available
    Dejounte Murray (ankle) is expected to be available for Thursday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He may actually get a start after missing the last two games. Murray has almost no value right now, but he is playing better. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:11 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) ruled out for Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: We don't even know when Lin is going to practice yet, so he's out indefinitely. Lin has hinted that him missing games is more than just about him being healthy, so the team may want to look at their younger players. Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie have split the minutes for the most part, but neither are worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Plan changing on Caris Levert
    Coach Kenny Atkinson said he would "love" Caris LeVert's growth to be gradual, but conceded he's making a case for more minutes.

    Advice: "Some guys break through barriers; it'd be one wonderful if he could be one of those guys," Atkinson said. The hype train is picking up some steam with Atkinson saying the rookie is making a case for more minutes. "That's what we're all saying when we're watching these games," the coach added. Among all rookies to play in each of their team's last 10 games, LeVert is first in true shooting percentage. He's also first in net rating among the Nets to play in five of the last 10. LeVert hasn't translated to value in standard leagues yet, but he's trending up and is worth a stash. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:43 am
  • Marco Belinelli scores 13 pts on 5-of-8 FGs
    Marco Belinelli made 5-of-8 shots on Wednesday with one 3-pointer, finishing with 13 points, five boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Belinelli came in shooting an abysmal 28.3 percent in January. He missed five games in late December and early January, and coach Steve Clifford suggested that he was still struggling because he's "such a rhythm player." He finally gained some traction tonight, but isn't really worth owning unless you need 3-pointers in a deep league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Nicolas Batum notches 17/7/7 in win vs. POR
    The Hornets snapped their five-game losing streak on Wednesday, aided by Nicolas Batum's 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Batum leads the Hornets with 7.4 rebounds per game, and he's also posting career-best numbers in scoring (15.0 points per game) and assists (5.8). He's flirting with second-round value over the past month, despite a recent shooting slump, and he's a good bet to finish in the top-50 for roto. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits 11-of-21 FGs for 25 pts
    DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points on 11-of-21 shots vs. the 76ers on Wednesday, without a single 3-point attempt in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He added six assists, three boards, one steal and just two turnovers. It's all a bonus for his fantasy owners, as coach Dwane Casey hinted earlier in the day that DeRozan might rest in the second of back-to-back games. Toronto gets consecutive games again on Jan. 24-25, so owners should be on the lookout for a potential rest day next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Avery Bradley could miss more time
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) could miss more time, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: "Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said. The Celtics are usually very careful with their hurt players, so it sounds like Bradley could be looking at multiple games out of the lineup due to his sore Achilles. Until he can return, we'll see more Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown should get minutes. Smart should be owned in most leagues while Rozier is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:08 pm
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  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play vs. NY
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He returned to action on Monday, but the Celtics will hold him out. Presumably, this is more of a precaution than anything with the Celtics not on a back-to-back set. With him out, Marcus Smart figures to get the start while Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Jaylen Brown could play more. Bradley was off to a fantastic start this season, but it may take him some time to get right with this nagging injury. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:16 pm
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  • Confirmed: DeMar DeRozan will start vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is confirmed in the starting lineup against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors may want to get a win against their divisional foes. DeRozan gets a good matchup tonight, so keep him rolling in your season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan listed as starter vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is listed as the starter for Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: The Raptors usually tweet out lineup changes on their officially Twitter account, but this isn't the source here. For now, DeRozan has a good chance to play on the second half of a back-to-back set. We'll see if there is another update on DeMar from the team before tip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Lance Thomas (face) out Wednesday vs. BOS
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Joakim Noah (ankle) will also be on the sidelines Wednesday night, so Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be looking at another start, with Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez splitting minutes at the five. Kuzminskas put up 14 points, five boards, one trey, two dimes and two steals his last time out, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a low-budget DFS target. Thomas isn't worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Gary Harris will not play on Thursday
    Gary Harris (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup. Harris is having a tough go this year, suffering injuries to his groin, foot and now this ankle sprain. With him out, Will Barton is a must-start player in season long and is probably worth using in DFS. Jamal Murray also benefits. Harris should still probably remain owned in standard leagues despite all these injuries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:25 pm
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  • DeMar DeRozan possibly resting on Wednesday?
    Coach Dwane Casey hinted DeMar DeRozan could be rested on Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It makes sense after the Raptors rested Kyle Lowry in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. If DeRozan does sit, it'll likely be Norman Powell getting the start while Terrence Ross would also get a bump in playing time. Plus, Kyle Lowry could be taking a ton of shots in his hometown. Hopefully we get the starting lineup before the 7:00 EST start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 am
  • Atkinson says LeVert is pushing for more mins
    Kenny Atkinson acknowledged that Caris LeVert has been "pushing for more minutes" with his solid play as of late and that extending his playing time is something they will look into.

    Advice: The Nets 2016 first-round pick has seen his playing time rise to the lower-20s through the month of January, and he's responded with averages of 8.6 points, 1.9 dimes and 1.2 triples per game on 48.3 percent shooting. Atkinson wants LeVert to earn his minutes, and he's been doing just that with a +/- rating of +1.1 over the past nine games. He's a reasonable guy to stash, as he should be able to eventually usurp Joe Harris for the starting two-spot in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:59 am
  • Russell blames himself for lack of 4Q minutes
    D'Angelo Russell blamed himself for his lack of fourth-quarter minutes as of late.

    Advice: "It’s been [crappy], it’s been real [crappy] I haven’t been bringing it," Russell said of his play late in games. "I applaud coach [Luke Walton] for not putting me on the floor the times that I haven’t [been bringing it]." In the past three games, Russell has been on the floor for a grand total of three minutes and 47 seconds during the fourth quarter, although he should eventually start seeing crunch time minutes once player development (and not winning) becomes Walton's primary focus. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:32 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay plays well again on Tuesday
    Emmanuel Mudiay hit 5-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, six assists and two steals in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have now won three straight games and Mudiay is playing well again, averaging 16 points, 2.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 2.0 steals on 11-of-19 shooting over his last two games. He was pretty bad prior to this two-game explosion, but it's time to make sure he's not sitting your league's waiver wire right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan went off for 36 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (rest) got the night off and DeRozan's usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court, so it's no surprise that he feasted on the Nets. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal, hitting all 10 of his free throws. He didn't even attempt a 3-pointer, but that only makes this line even more impressive. Just make sure he's active for Wednesday's matchup vs. the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Goran Dragic flirts with triple-double in win
    Goran Dragic hit 8-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and six turnovers in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: The six turnovers were weird and matched James Harden's output in that category, but the rest of his game was stellar, as usual. As long as Dragic isn't traded, he should continue to rack up gaudy stats for the Heat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • LeVert scores 14 w/ 4 assists and 2 steals
    Caris LeVert scored 14 points with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes in Tuesdays 119-109 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: The rookie struggled with foul trouble in the first half, but came out firing in the third quarter with a couple treys. He finished 6-of-8 from the field with one turnover, and coach Kenny Atkinson wasn't hesitant to put him on DeMar DeRozan on the defensive end. He's been great in limited minutes, but it feels like it's just a matter of time before he takes Joe Harris' spot in the first unit. LeVert looks like a solid stash for the second half of the season on a Nets' team that should prioritize player development. For what it's worth, LeVert led the team with a +/- rating of +9 in the double-digit loss. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:53 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) out for Nuggets
    As expected, Gary Harris will not play for the Nuggets on Tuesday due to a sprained right ankle.

    Advice: Will Barton (flu) is available and it would be surprising if both he and Jameer Nelson don't make some noise tonight in Harris' absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:19 pm
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  • Raymond Felton looking at a bump in minutes
    Raymond Felton is looking at a bump in minutes with Chris Paul (thumb surgery) out for the next 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Felton started the second half of Monday's game and looked great with 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting with six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes, and he averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. He's likely going to take over the starting role in Los Angeles and looks like a strong pickup in standard leagues. Austin Rivers also looks like a great pickup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:30 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Tuesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely, and we're going to stop updating his status until he clears some sort of benchmark for getting back to the court (he's still not practicing). Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to man the point guard position in Lin's absence, but neither guy is worth a roster spot in most settings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle): X-rays are negative
    X-rays on Gary Harris' sprained right ankle came back negative, but Harris is not expected to be available on Tuesday when the Nuggets play the L.A. Lakers.

    Advice: Harris has played just 17 of the Nuggets 38 games this season due to a variety of groin and foot injuries, and it appears he will miss at least one more due to this ankle sprain. The good news is that this injury seems relatively minor. "I don’t think this is nearly as serious or severe as the previous injury," coach Mike Malone said. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton will likely see a boost if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:44 am
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  • Raymond Felton scores 15 on 7-of-7 shooting
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: Chris Paul left the game with a sprained left thumb and did not return, so Felton started the second half and added six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes. X-rays were negative on Paul's thumb, but he is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday at which point we will know if he needs to miss additional time. Felton looks like a nice speculative pickup with averages of 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 pm
  • Avery Bradley back in action on Monday
    Avery Bradley returned from a three-game absence with an Achilles injury on Monday and hit 2-of-9 shots for five points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley was playing at an incredible level when he exited three games ago and showed some rust tonight. But the minutes were encouraging and he should be put back in fantasy lineups across the board. His five points were a season-low, but he should get back on track soon, as he only missed three games with the injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:31 pm
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  • Nicolas Batum just misses trip-dub in loss
    Nicolas Batum had eight points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-11 shooting in Monday's MLK Day 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Batum has been back for two games since returning from a knee injury and is averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks in them. He hit 7-of-14 shots on Friday, but never got it going offensively tonight, missing 9-of-11 shots and costing himself a triple-double. He's a must-start in fantasy as long as he's playing for the Hornets. Teammate Kemba Walker had the same issue, hitting just 8-of-21 shots for 24 points, two assists and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 6:52 pm
  • Jamal Murray plays just 5 minutes on Monday
    Jamal Murray played only five minutes in Denver's win over Orlando and failed to make any impact on the stat sheet.

    Advice: It was an old-fashioned five trillion for Murray, as he didn't tally a single point, rebound, assist, steal or block. It is surprising that Murray only played five minutes (and zero in the second half) considering that Denver starting shooting guard Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game. Murray has played in all 39 games this season, but Monday was the first time he played fewer than 11 minutes. With Harris doubtful for Tuesday, it would seem Murray would be poised for an uptick in minutes, but after Monday's disappointment, he can't be trusted. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 5:20 pm
  • Mudiay dishes out a career-high 13 assists
    Emmanuel Mudiay handed out a career-high 13 assists to go along with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two steals in Monday's 125-112 victory over Orlando.

    Advice: Mudiay came into this contest struggling. He was shooting 28.9 percent from the floor, 15 percent from downtown and 50 percent on FT's over Denver's previous five games. However, he snapped out of that slump on Monday, as he was 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the stripe. It was the first time he's played more than 36 minutes since Nov. 18, due in part to Gary Harris (ankle) only playing three minutes. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 4:55 pm
  • Avery Bradley starting, Smart to the bench
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will start Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

    Advice: He'll be returning from a four-game stint on the sidelines, and there's no word of any sort of minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smart's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas' usage rate will take a slight hit.Daily Slant: The Celtics guards - namely Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart - have been very popular DFS targets in the time that Bradley has missed, but his presence leads to them both becoming less intriguing. Instead, this may be a good night to look to the Boston front-court. Al Horford will face off with a Charlotte defense that ranks 26th against centers, and while Kelly Olynyk will play, Horford is in a nice spot from a GPP perspective at a thin center position. DeAndre Jordan is still the safer cash game play. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 3:01 pm
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  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) probable for Monday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 2:35 pm
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  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) out Tuesday vs. MIN
    Dejounte Murray (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He's a negligible part of the rotation on most nights, so his absence from Tuesday's game will have zero consequence in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 1:09 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out next 4 games
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

    Advice: Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:52 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has cleared the concussion protocol, but he will have to get fitted for a mask to protect his orbital fracture and he's considered to be out indefinitely. Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call and will slide back into the starting lineup if he's cleared, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas is looking at a larger role off the bench in the short term and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 8:25 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 Jan 15, 11:11 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 Jan 15, 6:12 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points w/ five dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, to go with five rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors flexed their muscles in this one, going on a 21-2 run to open up the second half of action, which allowed Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll and DeRozan to watch the entire fourth quarter of action from the sidelines. The Raptors have what should be some easy wins coming up with a back-to-back set against the Nets (Tuesday) and 76ers (Wednesday), so DeRozan's minutes could be on the lower spectrum to open up Week-13. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:46 pm
  • Lance Thomas w/ facial fracture, doubtful Mon
    Lance Thomas has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture and concussion-like symptoms, and he's doubtful to play on Monday.

    Advice: The fractured bone is near Thomas' left cheek, and with concussion symptoms it would be shocking to see him in uniform for Monday's game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Justin Holiday should pick up minutes in Thomas' probable absence, and Holiday looked very good on Sunday with 17 points, three 3-pointers and three boards off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:05 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) will not return Sunday
    Lance Thomas (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: With both Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to see some increased opportunity while Carmelo Anthony will likely be forced into heavy minutes as he and Derrick Rose take turns dominating the offense. For now, we'll consider Thomas questionable for Monday's matchup with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) questionable to return
    Lance Thomas took an elbow to the face via Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Thomas needed to be helped off the floor, and there's a chance he may have suffered a concussion. We should have more info soon, but if he's unable to get back out there tonight, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will see a healthy heaping of minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:23 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) on track to play Mon
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and barring a setback he should be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but it's looking like owners can plan on having him back in their lineups next week. With Bradley back, Marcus Smart will return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as busy on the offensive end. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:04 pm
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  • 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 Jan 15, 9:05 am
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:42 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 points vs. Lakers
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This wasn't really a garbage-time special for Felton in a very impressive game. He also played next to Chris Paul for eight minutes today, which is close to double his average in the 20 previous games they were paired together. Felton has been hanging around top-150 value in his last 10, but that's still close to his ceiling while CP3 is healthy. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:19 pm
  • Jeremy Lin remains out for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play on Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He wants to play in the next week or so, but some comments from the Nets suggest Lin sitting out is more than just getting him healthy. In other words, Lin is likely out for quite a few games despite how he said he's healing faster than his last hamstring strain. If you're going to stash him, you will need some serious patience. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 2:08 pm
  • Tyler Johnson scores 14 points in loss
    Tyler Johnson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Friday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: The combo guard added five assists with two rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one triple in 30 minutes. His defensive stats are on the rise with eight blocks in seven games since the turn of the new year. There was yet another Goran Dragic trade rumor on Friday linking him to the Magic, but Johnson is already returning top-65 value in standard leagues as a reserve. He could become a monster if Dragic finds a new home. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:59 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick has a rough game vs. TOR
    Sean Kilpatrick played off the ball for most of his 22 minutes against the Raptors on Friday, scoring six points with two rebounds and no assists.

    Advice: After Kilpatrick saw the offense fall apart as the point guard down the stretch on Thursday, there's a chance coach Kenny Atkinson has lost confidence in him as a ball handler. He's really been a letdown since Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been out, so his owners can probably start weighing their options. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:57 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 Jan 13, 7:52 pm
  • Caris LeVert slows down on Friday
    Caris LeVert scored three points with one rebound and one 3-pointer against the Raptors in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The stat line looks bad, but there are a lot of positives. Even after a really bad defensive game on Thursday, coach Kenny Atkinson put LeVert on DeRozan a lot tonight. Plus, his teammates missed a lot of shots off great passes. LeVert is still more of a stash, but his coach loves him and he should start trending up the more the Nets lose. They've lost nine straight. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:49 pm
  • Randy Foye steps up as backup PG
    Randy Foye saw most of his 23 minutes as the backup point guard against the Raptors on Friday, scoring nine points with three rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson basically slotted Foye into Dinwiddie's role for this game. That should continue while Isaiah Whitehead (knee) is out, but Whitehead doesn't sound like he'll be out for long. Foye is only a stream for Sunday at best. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:44 pm
  • Nicolas Batum picks up where he left off
    Nicolas Batum didn't skip a beat after missing the last week, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: He was really aggressive early and only needed two FGAs to get to his eight points to start, which was more than half of the Hornets' 14 at that point. Batum did let Kemba Walker run the offense a little more often, which may have been due to the matchup. The Frenchman should be able to flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 6:41 pm
  • Marco Belinelli doesn't benefit without Lamb
    Marco Belinelli scored six points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and five turnovers in 22 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He surprisingly didn't really benefit with Jeremy Lamb (foot) out of the lineup. Coach Steve Clifford used a little Ramon Sessions at the two and we even saw Treveon Graham get first-half minutes. Leave Belinelli on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 6:39 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 Jan 13, 3:19 pm
  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) won't play Saturday
    Dejounte Murray (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Murray has been playing a bit more recently, averaging 7.1 minutes per game over the Spurs last five games. Still, he has scored more than two points only once this month. Thus, no significant fantasy impact with news he won't play Saturday. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:49 pm
  • Nic Batum, Cody Zeller do not have minute cap
    Nicolas Batum (knee) and Cody Zeller (illness) will not have a minutes limit against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: To be clear, just because they don't have a minutes limit doesn't mean they will be back to their normal playing time. After Batum missed the last week for a bone bruise, he may only be in the upper 20s tonight. Although, he did practice on Thursday and should be close to 100 percent. He should be in all lineups for season-long leagues and is in play for DFS. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:43 pm
  • Orlando expressed interest in Goran Dragic
    The Orlando Magic, among other teams, have expressed interest in Goran Dragic, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: Dragic will surely be one of the names that are bandied about over the next month, in the lead-up to February's trade deadline. It's hard to imagine a scenario that is more fantasy-friendly to Dragic than the situation in Miami right now. Dragic is the offensive focal point for the short-handed Heat. His Usage Rate of 26.5 represents a career high. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:08 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday night in Toronto.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Lin has been ruled out indifferently. On Thursday, Lin day say he hoped to return within a "couple of weeks." Lin is a notoriously slow healer, so it should be noted that the team has still not given an official timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:05 am
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) will play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will play and start Friday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: After practicing Thursday, Batum was listed as probable, so this is simply confirmation that he'll suit up on Friday night. Batum is one of only four players averaging at last 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game this season. Jeremy Lamb (toe) is out, so Marco Belinelli will see an uptick in minutes backing up Batum. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 8:11 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points on 13 FGAs
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire early in a 134-94 win over the Lakers on Thursday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and no turnovers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: His 24 points in the first half was a career high and he also made 8-of-9 from the line for some magnificent efficiency. Leonard became the only player to score at least 30 points in fewer than 29 minutes in multiple games this season -- he scored 30 in 27 minutes on Dec. 10. His offense may have caught up to his defense. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:04 pm
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