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  • Tyreke Evans headed back to Sacramento
    Tyreke Evans will be traded to the Kings in the DeMarcus Cousins deal.

    Advice: The former Rookie of the Year is headed back to his old team. Evans is going to be an unrestricted free agent in July, so the Kings are clearly opening up as much cap room as they can for the upcoming offseason. As for the rest of this season, Evans may not have as much of a restriction and the Kings are now completely gutted on offense, so he's headed for a big opportunity. Of course, the injury risk won't go away. Yesterday, 8:55 pm
  • Langston Galloway to SAC in Cousins deal?
    Langston Galloway will reportedly be traded to the Kings as part of a deal sending DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: He is fully expected to be waived, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Galloway had some bright spots earlier this season while Jrue Holiday was out, so he should get some interest on either waivers or as a free agent. He has been out of the rotation at times lately, so he's almost certainly going to be added as a second-string guy at best. Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo makes 14-of-17 shots
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made 14-of-17 shots to finish Sunday's All-Star game with 30 points, six rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block.

    Advice: In his first All-Star game, the Bucks' star led his team in scoring despite playing just 23 minutes and sitting out down the stretch. He hammered down a put-back dunk over Stephen Curry that will make highlight reels, and generally feasted in a game with zero defense. The Bucks are one game behind Detroit for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, and Giannis' production is more important than ever with Jabari Parker (ACL surgery) out for the season. Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • All-Star Russell Westbrook scores 41 points
    Russell Westbrook scored 41 points during Sunday's All-Star game, making 16-of-26 shots with seven 3-pointers, seven assists, five rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Westbrook has no 'off' switch. He threw down an alley-oop from Kevin Durant in the first quarter, which caused the Western Conference bench to serenade both players during a timeout, and the former teammates were the early focal point of tonight's game. His huge line came in just 20 minutes off the bench tonight, and he would have been the MVP for a third straight year if Anthony Davis hadn't blown up for a record-breaking 52 points. Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Suns GM expects Ulis to have bigger role
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough believes that Tyler Ulis will "play more minutes" after the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline and Brandon Knight could be on the move, so Ulis' outlook is promising. It also helps that the Suns may manage Eric Bledsoe's minutes down the stretch, as coach Earl Watson has hinted that Bledsoe has struggled with fatigue at times this season. Ulis has been in and out of the rotation this season, but it sounds like the Suns want to give him a lot of burn moving forward and a Knight trade would be the first step. He's just a stash in deeper leagues while Bledsoe is healthy, but you might as well put him on your watch list. Yesterday, 10:10 am
  • Lou Williams a target for the Wizards?
    Lou Williams could be a potential trade target for the Wizards according to The Vertical.

    Advice: Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, so the Sixth Man of the Year candidate is on a bargain of a contract. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and would probably be willing to flip Williams for a pick, and Washington "has shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick. Washington's bench isn't loaded by any means, so it's not crazy to think that Williams' value would be fine there. If he finds a new home, that should benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Yesterday, 6:55 am
  • ESPN: Pistons still shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons have "continued to gauge the market" for Reggie Jackson, according to's Marc Stein.

    Advice: In case you missed it on Friday, the Pistons have reportedly talked to the Magic about a Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green deal. Plus, last month there was a Jackson for Ricky Rubio report, and also ESPN's Zach Lowe said the Pelicans had exploratory interest in Jackson. Ish Smith isn't the greatest stash in fantasy, but he has some appeal for owners needing a point guard. Saturday, 4:21 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas wants to play more?
    Coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas has frequently asked to play more minutes.

    Advice: "I'm used to Isaiah jockeying for minutes. He's done it 57 times," Stevens said. Thomas is up to 34.5 minutes per game this season, which is the most he's played since his Kings days in 2013-14 and also ranks 21st in the NBA this season. Stevens almost certainly won't be upping his All-Star's minutes, but Thomas is still going to be an elite fantasy guy going forward. Saturday, 12:48 pm
  • Suns GM: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

    Advice: "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Saturday, 7:36 am
  • Briante Weber assigned to D-League
    The Warriors assigned Briante Weber to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: The move will allow Weber to participate in Saturday morning's D-League All-Star game. Weber has appeared in five games with the Warriors this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes. Saturday, 7:22 am
  • Jason Terry wants to play 2 more years
    Jason Terry said he is planning to play two more years.

    Advice: "I’m going to play two more years, God willing," Terry said. "Actually, I am going to play two more years." Despite turning 40 later this year, the JET played 47 games this season with 17.1 minutes per outing. Although, the return of Khris Middleton should take minutes away from him. In fact, he's been a DNP-CD in two of the last last three games. Friday, 1:57 pm
  • D.J. Augustin possibly on the block?
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green to Detroit for Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: He was signed to a four-year, $29 million deal last year, so this wouldn't be about his contract. Everyone knows coach Stan Van Gundy likes his point guards to be able to shoot, so Augustin fits that bill. He could potentially get more minutes, but he's still not worth picking up unless you're cutting something you won't miss. DJA is 29 years old. Friday, 11:57 am
  • ESPN: Magic, Pistons talking Jackson deal
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to Orlando for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: To be clear, nothing is imminent. We're going to see a lot of Jackson trade rumors as the deadline approaches next Thursday. He's been vastly outplayed by Ish Smith lately and the Pistons just don't have the ammo to compete in the Eastern Conference right now, so being sellers makes sense. There could be some sort of draft compensation for the Pistons, but Jackson being signed through the 2019-20 season is a big factor on potential move. It makes sense to stash Ish Smith in deeper leagues. Friday, 11:54 am
  • Davis wants Pelicans to re-sign Jrue Holiday
    Anthony Davis said he plans to be "very involved" in the Pelicans efforts to re-sign Jrue Holiday this summer.

    Advice: Holiday will be one of the more sought-after free agents on the open market this summer. He has been remarkably efficient on offense this season. He's shooting a carer-high 46.8 percent from the floor and 39.3 percent from 3-point territory. Davis, who signed a five-year extension last summer, wants Holiday to stay in New Orleans. "I talk to Jrue all the time. He'll make his own decisions, but of course, we like him here," said Davis. Friday, 10:39 am
  • Derrick Rose viewed as a trade target
    Multiple teams view Derrick Rose as a potential trade target, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

    Advice: While Carmelo Anthony rumors continue to swirl, ESPN reports that Rose is attracting some attention from other teams in need of point guard help. Rose has been putting up impressive numbers of late. Over the Knicks last four games, Rose is averaging 19.0 points (on 57.9 percent shooting), 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds. If he is traded, his fantasy value would likely take a hit, as Rose would probably see fewer minutes and a reduced usage rate on a new team. Friday, 7:38 am
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 29 points in loss to CHI
    Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points during a 104-103 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: The other four starters scored a combined 29 points to match IT4 in this loss. Thomas set the franchise record for most 20-plus scoring games in a row with 41 to pass John Havlicek. He also has a chance to be the first Celtic ever to lead the NBA in scoring per game. Although, he still need 1.2 points per game to catch Russell Westbrook. IT has been a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores just five points
    Marcus Smart made just 1-of-5 from the field for five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a huge defensive play on the second-to-last possession, but fouled Jimmy Butler with 0.9 seconds left in regulation on the last Chicago play. Although, it was a very questionable foul call from the refs. Anyway, Smart's red-hot shooting came to a screeching halt with his game, which surprises nobody. After the break, Smart should likely drop below the 30-minute mark most nights due to the depth likely coming back. As long as you're OK with subpar shooting, Smart could be a solid hold for you. Thursday, 7:31 pm
  • Terry Rozier picks up 23 minutes
    Terry Rozier played 23 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Those treys are the most he's made in a game, which was a concern for him coming out of Louisville. Rozier has played 19 minutes per game this month, but that'll almost certainly be dropping after the break once Avery Bradley (Achilles) and Jaylen Brown (hip) are back. He hasn't quite lived up to some local hype from the preseason, but he's still a solid backup guard on a deep team. Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • John Wall scores 20 points in win vs. Pacers
    John Wall kept it going during a 111-98 win over the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 20 points with two rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, two blocks and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Break up the Wizards. They have won 11 of their last 12 to help them surge to the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference. Wall has also passed Russell Westbrook for No. 2 in assists thanks to this outburst and is just 0.02 steals per game behind Draymond Green for the league lead in that department. Wall has absolutely earned his All-Star spot and has been among the best Eastern Conference player in the past month. Thursday, 7:11 pm
  • Jeff Teague has a bad finish to 1st half
    Jeff Teague scored six points with six rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 27 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: Coming into last weekend, he had as much momentum as almost any point guard. However, Teague has fallen off a bit since then, averaging 10.2 points, 4.4 boards, 7.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.2 steal and 0.8 treys in those five. The dip in usage has been a big reason why and he's still shot the ball OK at 44.2 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. He should continue to flirt with early-round value. Thursday, 6:32 pm
  • Rockets confident Beverley's injury is minor
    The Rockets are confident Pat Beverley's groin strain is not serious, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: Beverley did not return from his groin strain in the first half on Wednesday, which allowed Corey Brewer to start the third quarter. There doesn't appear to be any further evaluation scheduled beyond what he had Wednesday night, so he will likely be ready to roll after the All-Star break. For now, there's little reason to speculative add Brewer or Sam Dekker. Thursday, 2:31 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (illness) ruled out Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (wrist, illness) will not play on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Bulls are listing him as out with an illness as opposed to his sore right shooting wrist, so hopefully that's a sign that he will be 100 percent when the Bulls return from their All-Star break. Michael Carter-Williams will draw another start, but he doesn't have a great ceiling with Jimmy Butler running the show. Thursday, 9:18 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) targeting Feb. 24
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) said he's targeting a return on Feb. 24 against the Raptors, the first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "I want to play and play through it," Bradley said of the Celtics' decision to shut him down until the break. "But the team advised me that it's just not the time to take that risk right now with something potentially happening with my Achilles, or a different injury." He added that he's been pain-free for a while, but he's going to ramp up his activities this week and his owners can look forward to having back in their lineups on Feb. 24. Thursday, 7:53 am
  • Suns unlikely to deal Eric Bledsoe?
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

    Advice: "He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense. Thursday, 6:29 am
  • Shaun Livingston resumes typical role on Wed
    Shaun Livingston (personal) returned on Wednesday, going scoreless with one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes of action.

    Advice: Livingston missed Tuesday's game after the birth of his child, but he resumed his usual role tonight, playing minutes in the teens as a glue-guy for the second unit. His real-world importance to the Warriors vastly outstrips his fantasy value. Wednesday, 10:26 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe posts triple-double in easy win
    Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break. Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • George Hill scores 19 points in win
    George Hill scored 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hill did roll his left ankle in the second half, but he stayed in the game. His left foot has given him some problems with his left toe sprain from earlier this season, but hopefully this ankle tweak will go away over the break. After a strong start, Hill closed his first half with fifth-round value per game, which is a fair expectation going forward. Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • OKC wins behind Russell Westbrook's 38/14/12
    Russell Westbrook headed into the All-Star break with an exclamation point, dropping 38 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in a win vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: New York had zero answers for Westbrook defensively, and he wound up making 13-of-22 shots and 9-of-13 free throws to help his team snap a two-game losing streak. There are no Western Conference teams playing on Thursday, so the Thunder head into the break with the No. 7 seed, 1.5 games behind the Grizzlies. It will be fascinating to see how the two-time All-Star MVP performs this weekend, especially if Steve Kerr puts him in the same lineup as Kevin Durant. Wednesday, 9:43 pm
  • Derrick Rose hits 11-of-21 shots, scores 25
    Derrick Rose stayed hot on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-21 shots for 25 points, but it wasn't enough to avoid a road loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rose heads into the All-Star break on an upswing, having averaged 19.0 points on 33-of-57 shooting (57.9 percent) in his past four games. He rounded out tonight's line with seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes, which is all his owners can ask for. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 21 points in loss
    D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points in a blowout loss to the Suns on Thursday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Russell ranks ninth on the Lakers in fourth quarter minutes this season because coach Luke Walton likes to go with the hot hand down the stretch, so it was nice to see Russell get close to 10 minutes of garbage time tonight after not playing a single minute in the fourth quarter on Tuesday vs. the Kings. His FG percentage is still an issue and he shot 7-of-20 from the field in this one, but he managed to hit all five of his free throws. With Lou Williams and Nick Young expected to be popular names at the deadline, hopefully we'll see Russell close out a lot more games after the break. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Ricky Rubio held to six points
    Ricky Rubio was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding five assists, three boards, three steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: Rubio is now 0-of-6 from deep in his last two games, but he was shooting 42 percent in the 12 games prior to Feb. 14 and coach Tom Thibodeau is encouraging him to keep firing away. "He’s regained confidence and he’s put a lot of work into it," Thibodeau said of Rubio's 3-point shot. "He shoots a lot, he’s comfortable, he’s found a good rhythm, and I think the way teams are playing us right now, it’s the right play." Rubio's value has been on the rise since the new year, but his owners will have to wait anxiously to see what the Wolves do with him at the trade deadline on Feb. 23. For now, expect his value to be safe. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Reggie Jackson breaks out of slump w/ 22 pts
    Reggie Jackson finally broke out of his slump in Wednesday's 98-91 win over the Mavericks, scoring 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: R-Jax was averaging 10.4 points on 37.3 percent shooting in his previous 10 outings, so it has to be a huge relief for his owners that he finally showed some signs of life before the break. He dished out four assists with a pair of steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, but Ish Smith also played well with 10 points and three assists in 20 minutes. In case you missed it, a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN indicated that R-Jax is a candidate to be moved at the deadline, but a trade may not be a bad thing with Smith breathing down his neck in Detroit. Jackson has been a bust this season, but he's still a hold in most leagues and tonight was encouraging. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Marcus Smart dominant with 21/5/5 & 8 steals
    Marcus Smart was a dominant force during Wednesday's home win, stealing the ball eight times while making 7-of-11 shots to finish with 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and one block.

    Advice: Smart also commited six turnovers in 34 minutes, but who cares? He said after the game that he's never felt more comfortable in a Celtics uniform, which is ironic since his name continues to surface in trade rumors. Boston has now won 11 of their last 12 games, a stretch that's even more impressive due to the absence of Avery Bradley (Achilles). Bradley could return soon after the All-Star break, threatening Smart's starting role and playing time, but owners should obviously hold on tight here. Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas ties John Havlicek's record
    Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 33 points to help Boston beat the Sixers on Wednesday, sinking 9-of-19 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs with four 3-pointers, four boards and three assists.

    Advice: Thomas tied John Havlicek's franchise record with at least 20 points in 40 consecutive games, and he's likely to break the record vs. Chicago on Thursday. "Red Auerbach always said it’s not how fast you are, it’s how quick you are," Havlicek said. "[Thomas] certainly is quick with the ball and he’s also low to the ground and gets to places where other people can’t because of their size. I think he’s been an absolute delight to watch." Thomas' fantasy owners are nodding in agreement. Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Jeff Teague hands out 11 assists in defeat
    Jeff Teague dished out 11 assists with 15 points, two 3-pointers and four boards during Wednesday's road game vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Teague had six dimes in the first quarter alone, helping Indiana pick up an early 32-28 lead, but they couldn't sustain it in another tough defeat. He's cruising as a top-40 roto value this season thanks to 15.6 points, 1.0 threes, 4.1 rebounds and strong percentages, as well as value-anchoring assists (8.1) and steals (1.5). Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Antetokounmpo stuffs stat sheet in Brooklyn
    Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffed the stat sheet in Wednesday's 129-125 victory over the Nets, finishing with 33 points, nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo scored only eight points on Monday, so it was nice to see him bounce back in classic Greek Freak fashion on Wednesday. He was touted as a breakout candidate before the season and has most certainly lived up the hype. Giannis enters the All-Star break averaging 23.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals per game. Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return
    Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He may have tweaked it on a drive to the basket and came out after that. Beverley did have a minor groin injury in 2015, but this isn't a chronic issue for him. If the break isn't a long enough time to get healthy, there could be more minutes for Corey Brewer and Sam Dekker. Brewer started the second half. Wednesday, 6:17 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) out for next 2 games
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play in the Celtics final two games prior to the All-Star break.

    Advice: He's going to miss both Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers as well as Thursday's matchup against the Bulls, but he's reportedly pain-free and has been going through two-a-day workouts since February 8, so he has a good shot of getting back on the court following the All-Star break. Marcus Smart will continue to start in his absence with Isaiah Thomas running the show on offense. Wednesday, 2:56 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) questionable for Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (wrist) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: He did about half of practice on Wednesday. Wade has missed the last two games due to some swelling in his shooting wrist, so he's likely shaping up to the a game-time decision for the 8:00 start in Chicago. If he can't go, Michael Carter-Williams gets a slight bump while Doug McDermott could build off his 20-point Tuesday. Wednesday, 11:25 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Report: Detroit shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons are open to moving Reggie Jackson at the deadline, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe states that while the Pistons are unlikely to part ways with Andre Drummond, sending away Jackson isn't entirely out of the question. Thus far, Jackson has been linked to New Orleans, Orlando and Minnesota, and out of all those potential destinations, Orlando would probably be the best landing spot as Jackson would easily be the No. 1 option on offense there. If he does end up getting traded and Detroit doesn't bring back a guard, Ish Smith would likely emerge as Detroit's starting point guard, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Report: Lakers are actively shopping Williams
    The Lakers are reportedly actively shopping Lou Williams, and it seems likely that he will be moved by the trade deadline.

    Advice: At 30 years old, Williams just doesn't make much sense on a rebuilding roster, and with a cap friendly contract, the Lakers should be able to get some nice return if they choose to deal the Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Sending away Sweet Lou would also open up minutes for Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, but Williams would likely lose some value playing outside of Los Angeles. Wednesday, 6:53 am
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points w/ four treys
    Lou Williams scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 24 minutes and scored 19 points alone in the fourth quarter to nearly steal this one for the Lakers. Williams also hit 5-of-5 from the line and racked up five assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers. Williams is on a bargain of a contract and he's expected to draw a ton of interest at the deadline, so his value could take a hit if he's moved to a contender. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell benched down the stretch
    D'Angelo Russell was benched down the stretch of Tuesday's loss to the Kings, finishing with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Russell usually gets benched late if he doesn't have it going, so that's exactly what happened tonight -- Russell didn't play at all in the fourth quarter while Lou Williams scored 19 of his 29 points in the final frame. Russell added just two rebounds, one assist, two steals, two triples and five turnovers, and he continues to be a headache for his fantasy owners. The Lakers are shopping both Nick Young and Williams, so that would be huge for Russell after the break if at least one of those two guys are moved. Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 16 assists in loss
    Ricky Rubio hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points, but also had eight rebounds, 16 assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Rubio got off to a very slow start this season but has been rolling. He double-doubled in three of his previous four games coming into this one and has hit double digits in assist in 12 of his last 18 games. He's also scored in double digits in six of his eight February games, so congratulations if you hung onto him through the early dark period of his season. Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Dubs gives second 10-day contract to Weber
    The Warriors have signed Briante Weber to a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: The timing of this deal is odd as Weber will only have the opportunity to suit up for a total of two games until this second contract expires due to the All-Star break, but this could be a sign that the Dubs will be without Shaun Livingston (personal) for Wednesday's game against the Kings. Weber saw 24 minutes on Monday night with both Livingston and Klay Thompson (heel) unavailable, but only managed to put up two points, three dimes, one steal, one block and one board. Tuesday, 2:28 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) ruled out Tuesday
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist contusion) has been ruled out Tuesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Wade has missed after injuring his wrist in a fall last Friday. Jimmy Butler (heel) is probable, but Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (ankle) are out, which will leave the Bulls shorthanded once again. Denzel Valentine, Jerian Grant and Rajon Rondo are expected to soak up the extra minutes available. Tuesday, 9:13 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Tyreke Evans scores 15 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 15 points in 25 minutes vs. the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: Evans finished 6-of-11 from the field and dished out four assists with four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers. He was expected to be on a 20-minute limit, so it's a great sign that he played 25. Evans should continue to trend up after the All-Star break, so this feels like the appropriate time to pick him up again. Monday, 10:41 pm
  • Tyler Ulis picks up a DNP-CD
    Tyler Ulis was DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest, but Brandon Knight got the backup PG minutes even though Ulis scored a career-high 13 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday. The Suns might be showcasing Knight for a trade and we still think Ulis will be more involved after the break. However, tonight confirmed that he's just a stash in deeper leagues. Monday, 10:03 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 37 points in loss
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest in Monday's 110-108 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 37 points on 11-of-22 shooting with five assists, two rebounds, three steals, three triples and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe clearly benefitted from the day off and coach Earl Watson hinted that his health is the most important thing with the Suns struggling out West. "The last couple weeks he’s played amazing, the month of January, too,’’ Watson said. "We got into February and you could tell he kind of hit a physical wall. His health is more important to us right now than anything else." Bledsoe should be fine the rest of the way, but his owners can expect a few DNPs later on in the season. Monday, 9:37 pm
  • George Hill held to six points
    George Hill scored six points on 2-of-11 shooting vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz scored a season-low 72 points in the blowout loss, but that's what happens when Hill and Gordon Hayward combine to score 13 points on 4-of-23 shooting. Hill only logged 26 minutes and added one rebound, one assist and one triple, but he has nowhere to go but up in a great matchup on Wednesday vs. the Blazers. Monday, 9:09 pm
  • Russell Westbrook plays 24 minutes in loss
    Russell Westbrook played 24 minutes in a blowout loss to the Wizards on Monday, scoring 17 points on 5-of-19 shooting.

    Advice: Joffrey Lauvergene also scored 17 points in the garbage time special, so it was that kind of night for Westy. He finished 7-of-7 from the line and missed all four of his 3-point attempts, adding four boards, four assists and two steals. The good news is that Westbrook should feast against Derrick Rose and the Knicks on Wednesday. Monday, 8:34 pm
  • Marcus Smart drops 19 points w/ complete line
    Marcus Smart filled up the stat sheet on Monday with 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Smart logged 35 minutes tonight, as the Celtics walked away with a 111-98 win in Dallas. He's averaging 2.2 steals in his past 12 games, to go along with 10.9 points, 1.4 threes, 4.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists, which is more than enough to compensate for his 39.0 percent shooting. Avery Bradley (Achilles) will dent his appeal once he's healthy, but even then Smart should have enough value to justify owning him everywhere. Monday, 8:11 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo quiet in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 37 minutes of Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: It's nice to know the Bucks can win when Giannis isn't feeling it, as his eight points were a season low in a game in which he wasn't injured this season. He'd scored between 20 and 41 points in his previous five games and this was clearly just an off night for Giannis. He'll bounce back in the next one. Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores nine points in loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two rebounds, nine assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jackson has been struggling, to put it mildly, scoring nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. His shot isn't falling and he's averaging just 9.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting in his last five games. He's due to break out of his funk soon, but for now, Jackson is a tough guy to start in fantasy leagues. Monday, 7:49 pm
  • John Wall scores 15 w/ 14 assists in easy win
    John Wall played through a minor left ankle tweak in Monday's win over the Thunder, scoring 15 points with 14 assists.

    Advice: Wall only played 30 minutes in the blowout, a welcome sight for the Wizards after he logged an average of 41.2 minutes per game in his previous five. He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, adding five rebounds, one steal, two blocks, one 3-pointer and five turnovers. This was his 31st game of the season with 15+ points and 10+ assists, so he's now tied with Russell Westbrook and only trails James Harden (39). Monday, 7:42 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) starting Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) is starting on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's returning from a day of rest on Saturday vs. the Rockets, a move that will send Brandon Knight to the bench. Bledsoe's outlook isn't the greatest with the Suns in tank mode, but he's an elite fantasy weapon when his shot is falling. Unfortunately, he's shooting just 39.8 percent from the field in February. Monday, 5:25 pm
  • Briante Weber could get some extra mins Mon
    With both Klay Thompson (heel) and Shaun Livingston (personal) unavailable for Monday's matchup with the Nuggets, Briante Weber could see some extended minutes with the Warriors.

    Advice: Weber may be able to flirt with minutes in the teens tonight, but that's still not enough time for him to make a difference in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Monday, 1:08 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) doubtful for Tuesday
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Wade underwent an MRI on Monday, but the results of that test have yet to be released. Once the MRI results become public we'll have a better idea on Wade's status, and owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround. With Wade and Jimmy Butler (heel) uncertain for Tuesday night, Denzel Valentine and Jerian Grant could be forced to take on a larger offensive role while Rajon Rondo would have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 11:33 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Shaun Livingston (personal) out Monday
    Shaun Livingston (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He's away from the team for paternity reasons. For now, his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings is up in the air. With Livingston out, the Warriors may take an extended look at Briante Weber who will sign a second 10-day contract with the team. Monday, 10:58 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) making progress
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Avery Bradley (Achilles) is feeling about as good as he's felt since before the injury.

    Advice: To be clear, there's been no update to Bradley's timetable and he won't play on Monday vs. the Mavericks. The Celtics are expected to hold him out through the All-Star break, but we should know for sure when the Celtics return home after their game vs. Dallas. Marcus Smart will continue to benefit the most in his absence. Monday, 9:38 am
  • John Wall (left ankle) will play Monday
    John Wall (left ankle) will play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wall didn't go through shootaround and also didn't practice on Sunday after rolling his left ankle on Friday vs. the Pacers, but the Wizards are just giving him some extra time off -- he's averaging 41.2 minutes per game over his last five. Wall said he's "fine" and his owners can feel confident about deploying him vs. the Thunder. Monday, 8:58 am
  • Briante Weber will get another 10-day deal
    The Warriors are planning to sign Briante Weber to another 10-day deal.

    Advice: He's played a total of 11 minutes in three appearances, scoring six points with two boards, one assist and one steal in that span. Weber is a lot of fun to watch and is an exciting defender, but he doesn't have a great path to minutes in Golden State and belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Monday, 8:21 am
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) quiet in return Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle) returned from a two-game absence on Sunday with seven points (2-of-6 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 15 minutes during the Pelicans' road loss.

    Advice: Evans was on a 20-minute limit and should stay there for the team's final games before the All-Star break on Monday (at Phoenix) and Wednesday (at Memphis). He hasn't played more than 28 minutes in a game all season and has been a fantasy liability since returning to action on Dec. 15, so there's no reason to think he'll post top-150 value after the All-Star break. Feb 12, 8:39 pm
  • Reggie Jackson struggles in Sunday's loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 1-of-5 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for six points, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Jackson struggled once again and was outperformed by Ish Smith. Jackson has hit a rough patch, averaging 25.8 minutes, 8.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game in his last six heading into this contest. He has also played fewer than 30 minutes in eight consecutive games. Although his recent performances can be frustrating to fantasy owners, he remains a hold. Feb 12, 5:47 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) to play 20 mins Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play "about 20 minutes" vs. the Kings on Sunday, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans is returning from a two-game absence and it's a good sign that the typically cautious Pelicans are rolling him out there prior to the All-Star break. His minutes will likely be monitored all the way, however, which limits his appeal as a rest-of-season fantasy option. Feb 12, 4:47 pm
  • Ricky Rubio double-doubles with 17/11/6 line
    Ricky Rubio notched his second straight double-double on Sunday with 17 points and 11 assists, adding six rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves had lost five of their past six games, but they torched the injury-riddled Bulls tonight. Rubio stayed in the game late despite the lopsided score, and his playing time dwarfed the combined total of Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones (15 minutes). His name hasn't come up recently in trade rumors, despite the deadline being less than two weeks away. Feb 12, 3:26 pm
  • X-rays negative for Dwyane Wade (right wrist)
    X-rays on Dwyane Wade's bruised right wrist were negative.

    Advice: Wade injured both of his wrists on Friday and his right wrist was very swollen, but the good news is that nothing is broken. We're considering him questionable for Tuesday's game, and if he can't suit up guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Denzel Valentine will see increased opportunities. Feb 12, 3:10 pm
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Dwyane Wade (wrist) out Sunday vs. Wolves
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist contusion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Wolves, and he plans to have his wrist X-rayed.

    Advice: Jimmy Butler (heel), Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (food poisoning, ankle) are also on the sidelines today, leaving the Bulls extremely thin on the wings. Expect Doug McDermott, Michael Carter Williams and Denzel Valentine to benefit the most until some healthy bodies get back in the rotation. Daily Slant: Another player to look at is Taj Gibson. He’s only played 86.1 minutes without Butler and Wade on the floor this season but he's been excellent in that scenario, posting 1.15 fantasy points per minute, a 27.8% increase above his normal rate. With all of these scratches for Chicago, Gibson is certainly a bargain across the industry. In fact, he’s one of our top points-per-dollar plays available today. Despite being without their stars, the Bulls are only 6.5-point underdogs, so the game should be competitive. Feb 12, 11:11 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • John Wall gets the day off at practice
    John Wall (left ankle) did not practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He said he rolled his left ankle in the win over Indiana on Friday, but made it clear that he's fine. The Wizards simply gave him the day off because he's been logging 41.2 minutes per game over his last five, but expect him to see his normal workload vs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Monday. Feb 12, 10:11 am
  • George Hill scores 22 points in return
    George Hill scored 22 points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He looked fine during this game and the night off on Thursday looks like it was more about rest than his toe sprain. Considering how often Hill has been hurt this year, there's always going to be a chance he gets rested on the road in a back-to-back set. The Jazz are home in their last two games before the break on Monday and Wednesday, so maybe the time off will help Hill get his toe right. He should be a mid-round guy going forward. Feb 11, 9:44 pm
  • Marcus Smart plays through leg cramps
    Marcus Smart played through a cramp in his left leg on Saturday vs. the Jazz and finished with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He only left the game for a brief moment, but he was able to return and closed this one out. Smart made another start for Jae Crowder (personal), but struggled to find his shot, hitting 4-of-11 from the field and 0-of-5 from deep. He's a lot like Robert Covington because he's a stat stuffer that can kill your FG percentage, but he's worth deploying in most leagues until the Celtics get some bodies back. Feb 11, 9:42 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores season-high 19 points
    Patrick Beverley scored a season-high 19 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's in a good offensive rhythm right now with three straight games scoring 14 or more. Beverley knows he's not the best point guard on his team and he compared his shooting guard role to the NBA's backup point guards. "I can't name a backup point guard better than me in the NBA," Beverley said. Pat-Bev has been very consistent all year as a mid-round player. Feb 11, 9:27 pm
  • Tyler Ulis scores career-high 13 points
    Tyler Ulis scored a career-high 13 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Brandon Knight was awful in this game, so this was a good night for Ulis to move up on the depth chart. Coach Earl Watson talked up Ulis after the game and made it seem like more minutes could be headed his way. He's only a stash in deep leagues, of course. Feb 11, 9:12 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 47 in loss to GSW
    Russell Westbrook tried to put the team on his back during a 130-114 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 47 points and adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and 11 turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He made 14-of-26 from the field and 16-of-18 from the line to get him to his 47.2 usage rate today. Westbrook looked angry for most of this game and he was yelling "I'm coming" to Kevin Durant in the third quarter despite the Warriors being up 18 at that time. The turnovers have also been a problem for Westbrook with five double-digit turnover games this season, which is the most for a player in any season over the last 30 years. The Thunder are sitting in the seventh seed and aren't playing nearly as well as they were earlier this year. Feb 11, 8:48 pm
  • Jeff Teague attempts two shots in loss to MIL
    Jeff Teague attempted a season-low two shots vs. the Bucks on Saturday, scoring two points with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: There's no report of an injury and Teague said after the game that it "just wasn't my night." Teague was putting up averages of 16.3 points, 9.2 assists, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals in his previous 10 games, so tonight's performance should be an outlier on what has been a fantastic season. He should be a lot better on Monday despite a tough matchup with the Spurs. Feb 11, 7:54 pm
  • George Hill (toe, rest) starting vs. Boston
    George Hill (toe, rest) is starting vs. the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He wasn't on the injury report and this confirms that he was held out for precautionary reasons on Thursday vs. the Mavericks. Get Hill back in your lineups. Dante Exum will return to the bench, but he was never a pickup in fantasy anyways. Feb 11, 7:08 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 20 w/ 10 assists in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo nearly triple-doubled in a 116-100 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 20 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds.

    Advice: He logged 34 minutes and shot 4-of-9 from the field, adding two blocks, one steal and two turnovers. Giannis has been super aggressive sans Jabari Parker (knee) and finished 12-of-14 from the line tonight after scoring a career-high 41 points and hitting 18-of-21 free throws on Friday vs. the Lakers. His biggest accomplishment was getting Paul George into early foul trouble, as the Pacers were forced to switch Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles onto him -- Giannis had a field day against them. He gets a matchup with the Pistons on Monday. Feb 11, 6:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable for Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row and remains day-to-day with a left ankle sprain, but the upgrade from questionable to probable is a really good sign. The Pelicans are usually pretty cautious with injuries, but Evans is trending in the right direction. We'll have an update after the morning shootaround. His expected return will likely reduce Tim Frazier's workload, but keep in mind that E'Twaun Moore (personal) isn't expected to play. Feb 11, 6:10 pm
  • Dwyane Wade probable vs. Wolves
    Dwyane Wade (right wrist contusion) is probable to face the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: He had ice packs on both of his wrists after the lose in Phoenix on Friday night. The probable tag is a good sign and Wade could be in for a big game with Jimmy Butler (heel) still nowhere near 100 percent. Feb 11, 4:06 pm
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Resting Bledsoe makes sense, as earlier in the week, coach Earl Watson mentioned how he thought Bledsoe might have hit a "physical wall." After a red-hot January, Bledsoe has cooled off of late. Over his last four games, Bledsoe was averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 turnovers, while shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from 3-point territory. Devin Booker will be asked to carry even more of the offensive load than usual on Saturday. Brandon Knight and Leandro Barbosa will see extended minutes. Feb 11, 10:28 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points vs. Bulls
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: We've heard coach Earl Watson talk about Bledsoe hitting the "physical wall" in the last week, but Bledsoe himself admitted after the game that he's dealing with some fatigue. He added that the All-Star break should cure this issue, so there's little reason to worry about his workload beyond next week. Feb 10, 11:03 pm
  • Dwyane Wade returns from illness
    Dwyane Wade (illness) returned to action against the Suns on Friday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He had a fall in this game and had ice packs on both of his wrists during his post-game interview. Wade said he wants to see how he's feeling on Saturday before figuring out if he can play on Sunday against the Wolves. He did look healthy for the most part and even had a chasedown block, but this was a bad loss for the Bulls. Feb 10, 10:46 pm
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Jrue Holiday goes off against Wolves
    Jrue Holiday scored 25 points with six rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Hey, Draymond Green wasn't the only guy to post a big stat line with plenty of steals. Holiday becomes the sixth player since 1984 to record that stat line in points, assists, boards and steals in 38 minutes or less. Holiday is one of the hottest properties in fantasy as a top-10 player in his last 12 games. He won't be this good, so he is a sell-high player. He's still likely to be an early-round guy going forward. Feb 10, 10:22 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 15 with 12 dimes
    Ricky Rubio scored 15 points with one rebound, 12 assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He did not close in the last game with Tyus Jones getting the nod over him. Tonight, Rubio was back as the facilitator of the offense to tie his highest minute total for a game in 2017. Rubio's value should see a slight increase as the year goes on. Feb 10, 10:04 pm
  • John Wall scores 26 points in win over Pacers
    John Wall scored 26 points to lead the Wizards to a 112-107 win over the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Wall shot 7-of-16 from the field and 10-of-15 from the line, adding 14 assists, three rebounds, two steals, two triples and seven turnovers in 37 minutes. He was clutch down the stretch and accounted for Washington's final nine points of the game, and he now has at least 20 points and 10 assists in five consecutive games which matches a franchise record. He continues to defy all expectations after offseason surgeries to both knees. Feb 10, 9:19 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores career-high 41 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 41 points in Friday's loss to the Lakers, adding eight rebounds, six assists, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. With Jabari Parker (knee) done for the season, we saw the return of point Giannis tonight as he was bringing the ball up the floor a lot more than usual. He had a 37.5 usage rate tonight compared to his season average of 28.5, so his owners should be prepared to see some monster lines from the Greek Freak going forward. He finished 11-of-20 from the field and went to the line a career-high 21 times, sinking 18 of his attempts. Feb 10, 8:52 pm
  • Lou Williams (ankle) scores 21 in 19 minutes
    Lou Williams (ankle) scored 21 points in just 19 minutes on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He was listed as probable on the injury report with a mild ankle sprain, but it obviously didn't impact him tonight. Williams added two assists, one rebound, one steal and three triples, shooting 5-of-9 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He is the only player in the NBA putting up more than 15 points per game in less than 25 minutes, one of the many reasons why his name has been tossed around the rumor mill with the Lakers going nowhere this season. Feb 10, 8:25 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 14 w/ four triples
    D'Angelo Russell scored 14 points with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and four triples in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: One day after coach Luke Walton said Russell "looked a little tired" against the Pistons on Wednesday, the second-year PG bounced back nicely tonight, hitting 4-of-9 shots from the field and 2-of-2 from the line in 27 minutes with a pair of turnovers. Consistency has been the biggest issue for Russell, but he has a great chance to build some momentum with two dream matchups coming up against the Kings on Tuesday and vs. the Suns on Wednesday. Feb 10, 7:56 pm
  • George Hill (toe, rest) not on injury report
    George Hill (toe, rest) is not on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: This confirms that he was simply rested against the Mavericks on Thursday, though he does have some lingering soreness in his toe. Hill should be fine for his normal workload on Saturday and will get plenty of rest during the upcoming All-Star break. Dante Exum will return to the bench if Hill is good to go. We'll have an update after the morning shootaround. Feb 10, 4:45 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out again for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This will be his second game out due to his ankle sprain. Considering his history, the Pelicans likely won't be rushing Evans back and could keep him out through the break. Tim Frazier should be the backup point guard and could get decent minutes today, especially with E'Twaun Moore out. Feb 10, 3:46 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday
    Dwyane Wade (illness) says that despite not being 100 percent, he will play Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Wade told reporters that he is still not completely over his sickness but is "well enough to go out there and play." Wade not being at full strength makes him a particularly risky DFS play, but he should be locked into all season-long starting lineups. Wade's return will cut into the playing time of Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant. Feb 10, 10:56 am
    Player Note
    Dwyane Wade Chi - PG,SG
  • Terry Rozier plays 25 minutes vs. Blazers
    Terry Rozier played 25 minutes off the bench and hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in Thursday's comeback 120-111 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Rozier saw some extra run with Jae Crowder (personal) out and the 25 minutes were the most he's seen since he played 25 minutes against the Wizards back on Jan. 11. Rozier would have had 13 points, but he blew a gimme layup in the fourth quarter. He was fun to watch tonight, but is still not a great fantasy option, especially with Avery Bradley due back from his Achilles injury within the next week. Feb 9, 10:58 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores 18 with five steals
    Marcus Smart started for Jae Crowder (personal) on Thursday and went off for 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals on 8-of-13 shooting in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He played great defense all night and came through on the other end of the court as well, helping the Celtics overcome a 17-point deficit for a big win. Crowder should be considered iffy for Saturday's game against the Jazz and if Smart starts again, he'll be worth using in that one. He's playing well lately, hitting double figures in scoring in four of his last five games, and averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over that stretch. He should be owned at this point, especially if you need a guard or steals, but could also take a hit when Avery Bradley returns from his achilles injury in the next week. Feb 9, 10:47 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 15 in 4th, 34 on night
    Isaiah Thomas was at it again on Thursday, scoring 34 points with two 3-pointers and four assists in a tough 120-111 win in Portland.

    Advice: The legit MVP candidate scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and led the Celtics back from a 17-point deficit for a relatively easy win in the end. He's now scored at least 20 points in 37 straight games, leads the league in fourth-quarter scoring, and is the second-leading scorer in the league, sitting sandwiched between leader Russell Westbrook and James Harden. And given that those two are getting most of the MVP love right now, and the fact that the Celtics are now just 2.5 games behind the leading Cavaliers in the East, he's going to get a lot more MVP-candidate love, starting right now. Feb 9, 10:41 pm
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