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  • Lou Williams scores 24 points in loss
    Lou Williams scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He's officially hot again after scoring 26 points in his previous outing. Williams started the last game with Luol Deng (wrist) out, but the Lakers went with Brandon Ingram in the first unit this time around and it will likely stick. Williams still logged 31 minutes because he helped the Lakers climb back into this game, adding seven assists, four rebounds and two triples. He won't be this good going forward and he's a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, but he's worth owning right now and is giving Eric Gordon a run for his money for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Jameer Nelson comes back to earth Tuesday
    Jameer Nelson played 20 minutes and hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was probably a popular DFS play with Gary Harris out again, but he was strictly the backup point guard tonight. He had 18 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Monday against his former team (Magic), but wasn't feeling quite as motivated tonight. Will Barton was awesome tonight and is the guy you want to target as long as Gary Harris is out with his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Brandon Ingram stuffs the stat sheet in loss
    Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Will Barton scores 26 in start for Harris
    Will Barton looked great on Tuesday, getting a start for injured Gary Harris (ankle) and hitting 9-of-16 shots, 5-of-5 3-pointers and 3-of-5 free throws for 26 points, four rebounds and a season-high eight dimes in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: It's too bad the Nuggets can't play the Lakers every night, right? Barton was aggressive and looked fantastic, and it's time for the Nuggets to think about starting him over Harris, even when Harris is healthy. Barton was iffy coming into this one with the flu, but played in his last game and was never really in doubt for this one. And as long as Harris is out, Barton's worth using in any format. He scored 21 on Monday with seven boards and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scores 19 points
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to play with a right ankle sprain, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the way he was moving tonight. Clarkson added three assists, two steals and two triples in 36 minutes, and he saw a massive workload because he sparked a comeback attempt along with Ivica Zubac. Clarkson has been a headache to own this season in a crowded backcourt, but he's hot again with averages of 17.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.3 3-pointers over his last four games. He should be more involved going forward with the Lakers sliding in the standings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Kenneth Faried hits 9-of-10 shots vs. Lakers
    Kenneth Faried hit 9-of-10 shots for 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Faried has been all over the place for most of his career and even left this game to have his back looked at, but soon returned. He's starting and rolling right now, averaging 18.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals on an amazing 25-of-30 shooting over his last three games. More shots at the rim please! Faried has carved out a spot in the starting lineup going forward and even though he was helped by the absence of Darrell Arthur (knee) tonight, Faried looks like a must-start in all formats right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Ivica Zubac scores 11 w/ 13 boards, 3 blocks
    Ivica Zubac had multiple career highs on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with 11 points (5-of-11 FGs), 13 rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He also added one steal and one assist and sparked a comeback attempt that fell just short. The rookie was very impressive during the summer league and he's been lighting it up in the D-League as well, and coach Luke Walton has been talking about finding him more minutes. Zubac made just 10 brief appearances prior to Tuesday, but he should get a lot more opportunities to play in the second half of the season with the Lakers sitting in 14th place in the West with a 15-30 record. He looks like a great stash for the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Nikola Jokic racks up 29 points, 15 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic stayed red hot on Tuesday, racking up 29 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks and a 3-pointer on 12-of-22 shooting in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Lakers are pretty bad against opposing bigs and Jokic took advantage tonight. He's absolutely crushing right now, scoring 29 and 30 points in each of his last two games, and averaging 25 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting a ridiculous 65 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the line. He might be the most underrated fantasy player in the land right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) plays well Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) played well on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was averaging just 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in his previous nine January games, so it's hard not to call this a fluke. Coach Luke Walton likes to ride the hot hand off the bench and Black had it tonight, finishing 7-of-13 from the field. As impressive as this was, Black can be left on the wire in most leagues unless he does this again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) returns to game
    Kenneth Faried (back) has returned to Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to return after leaving the game in the third quarter due to tightness in his lower back, but he appears to be fine out there. We'll have another update after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 27 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 27 points (10-of-18 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with 16 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Towns has made an effort to find his shot earlier in games and it's paying dividends, as he's averaging 11.4 points in the first quarter of his last five games. "Just wanted to do what I can to get us W’s and make it as easy as I can for us as a whole to try to get wins," Towns said. "I felt that me being more aggressive in the first quarter would help us a little more, and I’m glad that it’s been working so far. I’ll keep riding the train." If he keeps this up, Towns should be a top-10 option the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 29 in win over MIN
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aldridge was coming off a rough three-game stretch in which he averaged 13.7 points per game, but got back on track tonight. He grabbed four rebounds with three assists and two blocks, finishing 5-of-6 from the free throw line. He should be able to build off this momentum in a favorable matchup vs. the Nuggets on Thursday -- Aldridge dropped 28 points against the Nuggets on Jan. 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Seth Curry scores 18 in another start at SG
    Seth Curry started again at shooting guard and hit 7-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes of Tuesday's 99-98 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: Curry could stick in the starting lineup going forward, while Dirk Nowitzki got the start at center tonight. Curry hasn't done anything too spectacular recently, but is averaging 9.0 points, 1.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers. If Curry sticks with the starters he should be fun to own the rest of the way, despite the occasional quiet night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 18 points in win
    Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-11 shots and 5-of-9 3-pointers for 18 points, four rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He's getting some extra burn with Josh Richardson (foot) sidelined and made the most of it in tonight's 28 minutes. However, he hadn't played more than 20 minutes in his previous four games and scored a grand total of 16 points in those. Maybe this will get him some more consistent playing time going forward, but he's still not a must-own player. Just keep an eye on him if you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Eric Gordon has one of those nights in loss
    Eric Gordon hit just 3-of-17 shots and 1-of-10 3-pointers for seven points, one rebound and one assist in Tuesday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Ouch. He left the game briefly to have either his ankle or toe re-taped, but never got into a groove tonight. And with Ryan Anderson out with the flu, the Rockets were looking for him to step up. Hopefully his re-taping issue is not a problem going forward and we expect him to bounce back on Wednesday against the Bucks. That is a back-to-back situation and coach Mike D'Antoni said after the game he's a little worried about whether Gordon will be ready to bounce back. Watch for news on Gordon on Wednesday, just in case. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 28, tweaks right ankle
    Brook Lopez scored 28 points in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, but appeared to roll his right ankle in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Lopez had a slight limp on the next couple plays, but he was moving better and better as the fourth quarter progressed. There's a chance that his ankle will swell up on him overnight, but luckily he gets a few days of rest before Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Lopez added eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks on 11-of-23 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. If you're in a deep league, handcuffing him with Justin Hamilton isn't a bad idea. For what it's worth, Lopez said he felt "fine" after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:02 pm
  • Will Barton (illness) will start Tuesday
    Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and he's going to draw the start.

    Advice: He was listed as probable, but he's looking at a lot of minutes in the absence of Gary Harris (ankle), making him a popular play in DFS. The Nuggets play three more times this week after tonight, so pick Barton up if he's available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton will play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players were listed as probable, but they are ready to roll in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Get them active and check back after the game for an update. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Eric Gordon leaves, then returns for Rockets
    Eric Gordon suffered a lower right leg injury of some sort on Tuesday and went to the locker room, but returned a short time later.

    Advice: He likely either aggravated his toe injury or suffered a sprained ankle, but whatever the case, he had it taped back up and is back in the game. He's having a tough night, currently sitting on seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) is available
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is available for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He's averaging 15.8 minutes over his last five games, so he shouldn't be on most fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • Clarkson, Black set to play for Lakers
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are both available to play for the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: This really isn't news, as we had this earlier in the day, but it looks like both players are officially a go for tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Brook Lopez is starting for the Nets Tuesday
    Brook Lopez, who got the day off on Sunday for rest, is starting for the Nets on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's good to go and should have a decent matchup against the Raptors tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:29 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Steven Adams has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still going through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and he won't be able to return until he clears all the necessary steps. Because the Warriors like to play small, Jerami Grant could be looking at another start sans Adams, and Enes Kanter should see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark. After Wednesday, the Thunder don't play again until Monday vs. the Jazz, so this might only end up being a two-game absence for Adams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) out Wednesday vs. DET
    Mike Muscala (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Muscala's minutes will likely be divvied up between Kris Humphries and Mike Scott, but neither of those guys will get enough run to matter in most settings while Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard are healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • Steven Adams listed as out for Wednesday
    Steven Adams (concussion) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: To be clear, this report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, so we'd recommend checking back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Jerami Grant got the start in his place on Monday night vs. the Clippers, although the game was a massive blowout, so head coach Billy Donovan might want to rethink that strategy. If Adams can't give it a go on Wednesday, both Grant and Enes Kanter should see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis could return Wednesday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) could get back to the court for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek also hinted that he'd like to start Porzingis at center with Carmelo Anthony moving to the four-spot, a move that would result in Joakim Noah going to the bench, and that demotion likely wouldn't go over very well with the underperforming 31-year-old center who is due $17 million this season. The losses in New York have been piling up as of late, so Hornacek needs to make some changes, even if it upsets the veterans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Larry Nance unlikely to return this week
    Luke Walton is that skeptical Larry Nance (knee) will be able to get back to the court this week.

    Advice: Nance recently went through some 1-on-1 work with Ivica Zubac, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team, and until that happens he won't be getting back to the court. As long as Nance is on the sidelines, Julius Randle will continue to see his playing time in the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:57 am
  • Tarik Black (ankle) expected to play Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Denver.

    Advice: He was a full participant during shootaround, so he should be out there tonight. However, Black is only averaging 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, so his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Clarkson, Black expected to play on Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Both guys were active at shootaround, and this ankle injury for Clarkson seemingly came out of nowhere (he hasn't missed any games because of it), so owners can go ahead and get him on the active roster. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 am
  • Will Barton (illness) probable for Tuesday
    Will Barton (illness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Barton if fully expected to play on Tuesday, just as he did Monday night (logging 24 minutes off the bench), when he was also listed as probable. Gary Harris (ankle) is listed as doubtful, which means there is a chance Barton slides into the starting lineup on Tuesday. Barton has started 14 games this season and is averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in those 14 contests. He is a intriquing DFS option is Harris is ruled out Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Gallinari (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gallinari has been battling a nagging ankle injury for over a week now, but it has not limited his playing time. In fact, Gallo played a game-high 40 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Don't hesitate to insert Gallinari in your starting lineup as usual. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Okafor has played in each of the Sixers last two contests (the first time he has played in consecutive since late December) due to Joel Embiid resting on Saturday and Nerlens Noel (ankle) missing Monday's game. Okafor has "some soreness" in his ankle, but is expected to be healthy enough to play on Wednesday. Noel is currently questionable for Wednesday, so Okafor could again see significant minutes if Noel is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) misses practice Tues
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was unable to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Sunday when the Pistons release their game notes. Stanley Johnson has seen a big boost in playing time with Caldwell-Pope on the shelf. Johnson is averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 32.6 minutes over the Pistons last three games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 am
  • Jokic leads offensive revival in Denver
    The Nuggets have been one of the NBA's most efficient and effective offenses since sticking with Nikola Jokic as the team's starting center.

    Advice: Over the last month, the Nuggets are top-10 in the league in field goals made, field goal accuracy, 3-point accuracy, 3-point field goals made. Jokic has been the centerpiece of the offense, and the engine driving them forward. Over his last 14 games, Jokic is averaging 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He's been top-15 overall fantasy producer over this stretch. The sky is the limit for this kid over the second half of the season Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Jameer Nelson enjoys victory over the Magic
    Jameer Nelson said he had "extra incentive" playing against his former team, the Orlando Magic, on Monday night.

    Advice: Nelson left Orlando in 2014 but clearly isn't happy with the way the relationship ended. ""It just felt like certain people counted me out, but one thing I’m never going to do is count myself out," said Nelson. He finished with 18 points, four boards and four assists in 32 minutes on Monday. With Gary Harris (ankle) expected to miss Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, Nelson could be in line for extra playing time on Tuesday as well Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 with five triples
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points with five 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from the field in just 27 minutes, adding two assists, one rebound and two steals. Redick is rolling with averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.8 triples over his last five games, but expect his numbers to take a hit when Blake Griffin (knee) returns in the near future. Chris Paul (sprained thumb) picked up an injury tonight, but Redick won't benefit as much if CP3 misses time because his usage rate, true shooting percentage and offensive rating are lower when CP3 isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores 11 in start for Jazz
    Joe Ingles started for Rodney Hood (knee) and hit 4-of-6 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals in 34 minutes of Monday's 106-101 win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Jazz play two more times this week, meaning Ingles should have at least a couple more starts in him with Hood out for at least a couple weeks. If you have dead weight you want to cut to take advantage of Ingles' new opportunity, go for it. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:00 pm
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    Joe Ingles Uta - SG,SF
     
  • Jameer Nelson scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Jameer Nelson had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game, which opened up extra playing time for Nelson, who has now scored in double-figures in three straight games. Harris is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, so Nelson could be in line for an uptick in playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:32 pm
  • Faried scores 20 points in season-high 33 min
    Kenneth Faried started at power forward in Denver's win over the Magic and finished with 20 points (on 10-of-12 shooting), five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in a season-high 33 minutes.

    Advice: Faried replaced Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup on Monday and rewarded coach Mike Malone's decision. It's just the third time this season Faried has cracked the 20-point plateau, and the first time he's played more than 30 minutes. Darrell Arthur (knee) didn't play, which opened up some extra time for Faried. It was Faried's first start since December 12th, so it will be interesting to see if Malone decides to go back to Chandler or stick with The Manimal in Denver's next game on Tuesday vs. the Lakers Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:59 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 Monday, 4:55 pm
  • Joe Ingles will start Monday vs. Phoenix
    Joe Ingles will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Suns, with Rodney Hood (knee) unavailable.

    Advice: Hood is expected to miss the next two weeks of action, so Ingles is worth a look in most leagues if you've got someone to cut. In three starts this season, Ingles has compiled averages of 13.7 points, 4.7 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 triples per contest on 56.0 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:55 pm
    Player Note
    Joe Ingles Uta - SG,SF
     
  • Nikola Jokic pours in career-high 30 points
    Nikola Jokic was unstoppable in the Nuggets blowout victory over Orlando Monday night, scoring a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: Jokic joins Carmelo Anthony as just the second Nugget to tally at least 30 points, 10 boards, five assists and three steals in a single game over the last 25 years. However, this performance isn't a complete surprise because, despite playing through a nagging wrist injury that may require offseason surgery, Jokic has been an absolute beast of late. He is now averaging 21.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the Nuggets last seven games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:32 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starts the 2nd half sans Harris
    Jameer Nelson started the second half of Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Gary Harris suffered a right ankle injury just three minutes into the game and will not return, which prompted Nelson's move into the starting five. He has started in the past when Harris has hit the sidelines, so he could see a decent boost in value if Harris is forced into an extended absence, as should Jamal Murray and Will Barton. We'll let you know how Nelson does after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor scores 10 points off bench
    Jahlil Okafor returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He was very efficient tonight and also hit a pair of free throws. Okafor wasn't initially expected to play with Joel Embiid returning from a rest day, but Nerlens Noel was ruled out with an ankle sprain so Okafor took over as the backup center. 76ers' reporter Keith Pompey hinted that the team is showcasing Okafor for a trade, so if you need a big and you have a roster spot it's not a bad idea to stash him through the trade deadline. If Noel returns on Wednesday vs. the Raptors, Okafor might fall back out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:10 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will start on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will start Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He's been playing through the sore ankle over the past few games, and his production has been fine, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for a matchup against the third-worst team in the league at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Faried starting, Chandler headed to the bench
    Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

    Advice: This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:28 pm
  • Barton, Harris, Gallinari expected to play
    Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:05 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Black was previously dealing with a right ankle sprain, so this is a new injury. If he's out, Thomas Robinson would likely soak up most of his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much, as Black only averages 15 minutes a night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Clarkson, Black questionable for Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Monday vs. LAC
    Steven Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and he will not play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Adams won't be able to return until he clears the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and whether or not Enes Kanter moves into the starting five, he's sure to be flirting with minutes in the 30s so he could have a huge game tonight. For now, we'll be considering Adams questionable for Wednesday's game in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:58 am
  • Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench Monday
    Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Okafor actually had a nice line in his previous outing with Joel Embiid resting, but with Embiid back in action and Nerlens Noel serving as his primary backup, Okafor is unlikely to earn enough minutes to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:38 am
  • Update: Kristaps Porzingis won't play Monday
    Updating a previous report, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He was supposed to warm up and was considered a game-time call after going through shootaround, but the Knicks are ruling him out well before tip-off which is a bit concerning. This will now be his third game in a row on the shelf and his sixth missed game of the season due to his lingering Achilles issue. The Knicks were contemplating starting Porzingis at the five in place of Joakim Noah if he was cleared, so it's going to be interesting to see which direction they go. Mindaugas Kuzminskas is a candidate to see a sizable workload with Lance Thomas (face) also out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:48 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis is a game-time call Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Porzingis said he felt good during the morning shootaround, but he will see how his Achilles responds in the pre-game warmups before making a final decision. It sounds like has a great chance to play vs. the Hawks and it's worth noting that Porzingis was previously targeting this game for his return. With Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be asked to take on a larger role if KP can't play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 am
  • Ivica Zubac quiet vs. Pistons on Sunday
    Lakers' center Ivica Zubac finished Sunday's home loss to the Pistons with four points, five boards, two blocks and one assist in nine minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers intend to get 19-year-old Zubac more minutes as the season continues. Lakers coach Luke Walton said the staff is "making an effort to get Zubac more minutes ... He's been working hard and playing well in practices." He's an interesting rest-of-season option, but doesn't have much appeal for owners who need immediate value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:57 pm
  • Steven Adams scores six points, exits game
    Steven Adams (head) scored six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Adams left the game after hitting his head on the floor and never returned, as he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Thunder play against the Clippers on Monday, so if Adams did indeed suffer a concussion, he will almost certainly miss that contest. If that is the case, Enes Kanter will see a boost and becomes an enticing DFS value play. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • Steven Adams exits game vs. Kings
    Steven Adams (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: He is being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms and will miss the remainder of tonight's game. Enes Kanter will move into the starting lineup and see a boost in production, if Adams misses any time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores game-high 24 points Sunday
    Eric Gordon lit up the Nets on Sunday for a game-high 24 points, making 9-of-14 shots with four 3-pointers in 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: Gordon added three boards, three assists and just one turnover, and his recent toe injury isn't a concern. The Rockets' perimeter-happy offense has enabled him to drained a whopping 3.7 triples per game this season, which has anchored his mid-round fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • Nikola Jokic still dealing w/ left wrist pain
    Nikola Jokic still doesn't have full range of motion in his left wrist, he continues to play through pain, and it's possible that he will need surgery after the season.

    Advice: Jokic shed his wrist brace for Thursday's game and plans to play without it again on Monday, and the good news is that there's no suggestion of more DNPs. "I cannot go to push-up position," Jokic said. "[Doctors] said they could [perform surgery], but it wasn’t 100 percent that it would feel better." This isn't a comforting update for Jokic's owners, but he's been on fire lately and all signs point to him playing through his discomfort for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:17 pm
  • Mike Muscala (left ankle) won't play Monday
    Mike Muscala (left ankle) won't travel for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Hawks play in Detroit on Wednesday, so there's a chance that Muscala will miss multiple games. Kris Humphries should see his role increase with Muscala on the shelf, but Atlanta also relied heavily on their swingmen after Muscala's injury on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:48 pm
  • Seth Curry doesn't do much in 32 minutes
    Seth Curry got another start on Sunday sans Andrew Bogut (hamstring) but failed to do much with the increased opportunity, scoring just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Curry added one triple, three rebounds, three steals and one turnover during his time on the court, but this isn't the type of production his owners were hoping for, particularly with the heavy minutes. Curry does have some nice upside, as the Mavs could turn him loose after the All-Star break once they start resting the older guys, but he's more of a stash at the moment. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:23 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 18 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scores 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Over the past few weeks, Towns has crept into the first-round equation with averages of 22.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.9 dimes, 1.9 blocks and 3.1 turnovers per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field and 91.4 percent shooting from the stripe. He should be able to finish the second half of the season as a first-round stud. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:36 pm
  • Brook Lopez (rest) won't play Sunday vs. HOU
    Brook Lopez (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Head coach Kenny Atkinson said that the Nets having played six games in nine nights, including a Thursday-Friday back-to-back set is the reason why he's resting Lopez today. Justin Hamilton will start tonight sans Lopez, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer or DFS punt play. Sean Kilpatrick and Bojan Bogdanvoic will likely be doing the heavy lifting on the offensive end, and Caris LeVert could see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:41 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) will not return Sunday
    Mike Muscala suffered a left ankle injury and he will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He was ruled out pretty quickly after being sent to the locker room, so we're going to consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks. If he's out, Mike Scott could get into the rotation and Dwight Howard could see his minutes rise to the high-30s. Monday will be the second game of a back-to-back set, meaning Atlanta won't have a shootaround, so we likely won't get another update on Muscala until closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:38 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) probable for Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Gallinari has been dealing with some ankle soreness over the past few games, but the issue hasn't actually forced him to miss any time, so he should be fine for Monday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out Sunday vs. LAL
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: This isn't all that surprising as KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain, so he could be looking at some time on the shelf here. Jon Leuer (knee) is unlikely to play today as well, so Stanley Johnson should see a decent amount of minutes, and he's on the radar as a potential deep league streamer. For now, we'll be considering Caldwell-Pope questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:22 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play on Sunday vs. the Raptors as expected.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row and his fifth total game of the season with his lingering Achilles issue. Porzingis simply needs rest to get right and the Knicks obviously want to be cautious, but he did say that he was hopeful to play on Monday vs. the Hawks. Lance Thomas could draw another start, but he has very little upside. Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 19 points off the bench in his last outing and is worth a look as a punt in DFS, while Carmelo Anthony gets a sizable usage bump with Porzingis on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:33 am
  • Joe Ingles scores eight points in 10 mins
    Joe Ingles scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes against Orlando on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not see much run in this contest, but Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee tonight, so Ingles could be in for a larger role if Hood misses. In the five games that Hood has missed this season, Ingles is averaging 33.4 minutes, 15.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.6 steals, while making 17 3-pointers during that stretch. He can be considered a DFS value play if Hood is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
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  • Unprocessed: Jahlil Okafor scores 26 points
    Jahlil Okafor went off in his start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Wizards during a 109-93 loss on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Nerlens Noel also sprained his ankle and was in foul trouble, so Okafor saw some serious burn as the only other active center. In his halftime interview, Okafor said he put in extra work for this game because he knew this was his chance. As encouraging as this was, the 76ers were ripping off wins before with Okafor out of the lineup, so he's likely going to fall out of the rotation again. Maybe this game will make teams more willing to trade for him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:51 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor to start for The Process (rest)
    Jahlil Okafor will start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is a huge spot for Okafor, who figures to slide into Embiid's 28-minute role. There should still be about 20-26 minutes of Nerlens Noel, so keep him rolling in all lineups tonight and in DFS, too. Okafor can be left on the wire in shallower formats and needs a trade for value. Additionally, Marcin Gortat could have a big game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:41 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 points vs. LAC
    Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points with four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: After a rough three-game streak with 22 points combined before Thursday, that's two solid games for Clarkson with this one and a 14-point game on Thursday in a bad loss to the Spurs. His minutes still aren't where they need to be and he's still only turned in 12th-round value in his last 10, but this recent uptick is encouraging. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:06 pm
  • Lou Williams starts, struggles on Saturday
    Lou Williams got the start at small forward for Luol Deng (rest) against the Clippers on Saturday, making 4-of-12 from the field for 13 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers used him as a small-ball three in the preseason and thought it might work against Austin Rivers, but it didn't go as planned. Williams is really seeing a sharp decline in playing time, averaging just 19.0 per game in his previous January games. The Lakers are playing their younger guys more, so he's a cut candidate in shallower formats due to his trouble with efficiency. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:57 pm
  • Brandon Ingram plays really well in loss
    Brandon Ingram scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: With Luol Deng resting, Ingram started the second half. He's playing a lot better and it has a lot to do with his shot selection. Ingram is open more on his jumper lately and he's also been very good close to the basket, making 64.0 percent on his shots within eight feet in his previous 10 -- that accounts for 38 percent of his total. Ingram is trending up, but his standalone value isn't that great right now. He should have solid value in about a month and is worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts 3Q over Lou
    Brandon Ingram started the third quarter over Lou Williams on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers were torched in the first half and were down 19 at half, so that's likely the reasoning here. There's no reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:55 pm
  • Rick Carlisle talking up Seth Curry again
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Seth Curry is "sneaky good at the defensive end on metrics and analytics."

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

    Advice: The Clippers also go small with Austin Rivers as their third starting guard, so it's likely a matchup move. Brandon Ingram should still get a nice amount of minutes off the bench while Williams has a chance for 30 minutes tonight as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:24 pm
  • Larry Nance playing some 1-on-1
    Larry Nance (knee) played 1-on-1 against Ivica Zubac on Saturday.

    Advice: Nance said he won 5-0, but Zubac said the score was 5-3 and he let Nance win to help his confidence. It looks like Nance has an excellent chance to return at some point this month, perhaps even in the next week. He's worth a stash in deep leagues with the Lakers looking to their youth more often. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:46 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) unlikely to play Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) told reporters that he "probably" won't play Sunday afternoon in Toronto.

    Advice: Things are trending in the wrong direction for Porzingis, who has missed four of the Knicks last eight games. Achilles injuries can be tricky and typically only get better with rest. The Knicks have to think long-term with their prized 21-year phenom, and will likely err on the side of caution. Expect Lance Thomas to start on Sunday, with Mindaugas Kuzminskas coming off the bench. Kuz, fresh off a career-high 19 points, is the preferable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:07 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) questionable for Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said Porzingis would be held out of practice on Saturday, so listing KP as questionable is certainly not surprising. We likely won't have true clarity on this situation until Sunday morning. It is also worth noting that the Knicks play the second game of a back-to-back on Monday afternoon and 11 games over the next 18 days. Yes, the Knicks want to win games, but New York also needs to be careful with their franchise cornerstone. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:27 am
  • Eric Gordon returns, looks rusty
    Eric Gordon scored 13 points in his return to the lineup on Friday, adding one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The left big toe sprain didn't hinder his playing time, playing just above his 30.6 minutes per game average. Gordon goes from a tough matchup tonight to a dream matchup on Sunday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 29 with 17 boards
    Karl-Anthony Towns lit up the Thunder during a big 96-86 win on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field and all seven free throws for 29 points with 17 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: And here comes the Wolves. After a big win against the Rockets on Wednesday, they now are on their longest winning streak with three wins in a row. Towns is also looking like the player his fantasy owners drafted over his last five, averaging 24.4 points, 14.2 boards, 3.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 0.6 treys on 57.8 percent from the field and 88.5 percent from the line. We're expecting him to turn in early-first value in standard leagues going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 20 in a loss at TOR
    Brook Lopez scored 20 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He wasn't happy with how the Nets blew a lead on Thursday and maybe that's why he played so much in a road game tonight. The Nets are plummeting in the standings with a nine-game losing streak, so the likelihood of a Brook shutdown in April is growing by the day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
  • Harris, Bojan, Booker & Lopez are starting
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: The Nets are not resting their starters in a road back-to-back game, but there is a very good chance their minutes are held in check. Go ahead and start Brook in season long leagues, but he's a little risky in DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:29 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope has Grade 2 shoulder strain
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left shoulder) has a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain and will not play on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is doubtful for Sunday and left the arena in a sling following his Thursday injury. This is to his left, non-shooting shoulder and it's possible to play through the injury at some point. For instance, Kobe Bryant had a partial tear to his shooting shoulder last season and played through it at times -- the Lakers managed his minutes. KCP's owners should continue to stash him despite an unclear timetable. Until he can return, Stanley Johnson figures to get a hefty boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:40 pm
  • Seth Curry could stick in the starting unit
    Coach Rick Carlisle said he likes Seth Curry's ability to play with Deron Williams in the backcourt.

    Advice: He was awesome in his 24 minutes as the starter on Thursday, making 4-of-5 from the field for 12 points with three steals. It sure does make a lot of sense from a Curry perspective with Seth posting a wonderful 67.9 true shooting next to Williams in their 289 minutes together -- Williams does see a drop next to Curry. It makes sense to add Curry in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:32 am
  • Eric Gordon wants to test toe before game
    Eric Gordon has been cleared to play Friday against Memphis, but said he still wants to give it one more test before the game to be sure.

    Advice: Gordon is still likely to play on Friday, but it's not a certainty. "I just started running a little bit for the first time (Thursday). It's still painful a little bit, but we'll see how it goes before the game, try to get ready for the game," Gordon said after shootaround. "You got to play with some kind of pain. You have to deal with it." Check back prior to tip-off, as we will pass along offical word once it is announced. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (sore left shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This is not surprising, as KCP looked to be an awful amount of pain when he injured his shoulder in the first quarter on Thursday night. Fortunately, the X-Rays were negative, but we are still awaiting the results of the MRI. Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard would be in line for a significant uptick in minutes if KCP is unable to play on Friday, although it would be risky to trust either player. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:50 am
  • Eric Gordon (toe) will play Friday night
    Eric Gordon (left big toe sprain) is available to play Friday night vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Gordon has missed each of the Rockets last two games due to the toe injury, which allowed Steph Curry to pass him for the league lead in made 3-pointers. However, Gordon, who is a strong early-season candidate for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, will look to get back on track Friday night. Gordon is averaging 17.8 points and 3.7 3-pointers per game this season. Get him back in your starting lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:44 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) questionable for Sunday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) probably will be held out of practice on Friday and Saturday.

    Advice: Porzingis missed Thursday's game due to a nagging Achilles injury that cost him three straight games earlier this month. Hornacek said he received a text from Porzingis on Thursday afternoon, telling him he was really sore. "It flared up again, so the trainers will continue to look at it," Hornacek said. Hornacek did say an MRI exam already has been taken to rule out the possibility of a slight tear that could get worse. Porzingis owners will simply have to be patient and wait for an update regarding New York's next game, which is Sunday in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:48 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) uncertain for Friday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) will have an MRI Friday in Salt Lake City, which will determine his availability for Friday night's game vs. the Jazz

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope injured his left shoulder trying to fight through a screen less than four minutes into Thursday's game and never returned. The good news is that the X-rays were negative and that he is flying with the team to Utah. However, it would still be somewhat surprising if KCP were able to play on Friday, considering he seemed to be in significant pain when forced to exit the game. If he doesn't play, Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard will likely soak up his minutes. Check back for an update. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:08 am
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  • Seth Curry hits dagger 3 in win
    Seth Curry started for the Mavs on Thursday and hit 4-of-5 shots and three 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block in a 113-108 win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Mavs went with a small lineup with Andrew Bogut out with a hamstring injury, and while Curry didn't set the stat sheet on fire, he did play well and hit a clutch 3-pointer late that slammed the door on the Suns. If Bogut continues to miss games and Curry keeps getting starts, he's going to be a popular add in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:41 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points vs. LA
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points in 24 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with four rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: His 3-pointer was a lucky bank shot and just about everything was dropping for the Spurs tonight. Before this garbage time-filled game and LMA's DNP on Tuesday, he was playing a whopping 35.0 minutes per game in his first four January outings. He's also played lights out in those, averaging 23.3 points, 8.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 0.8 treys. There will be rest, but Aldridge looks like an early-round guy per game going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:48 pm
  • Ivica Zubac scores eight points
    Ivica Zubac scored a career-high eight points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 15 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: As you could imagine, it was a garbage-time special. The Lakers like him as a potential long-term rotation piece for his array of skills, including a nice shooting touch. He's only a stash in super deep leagues, of course. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out for game
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a left shoulder injury after running into a pick from Zaza Pachulia on Thursday and will not return to the game, despite X-rays being negative.

    Advice: Even though X-rays were negative, it's entirely possible he suffered some sort of dislocation and could miss some time. By the way he reacted, it's not a far-fetched theory, although the TNT television crew said his shoulder was "sore." Stanley Johnson replaced him in the lineup and Darrun Hilliard is also getting some extra burn tonight, and it would be a combo of those two, likely led by Johnson, who get minutes in his stead. Let's just hope that the injury isn't as bad as it could be and call KCP day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores nine in 32 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: The sprained wrist injury clearly didn't affect his playing time -- it is to his non-shooting wrist. Ingram said he was only dealing with some discomfort and didn't even notice the injury the day of on Wednesday, so he should be fine going forward. The more the Lakers lose, the better Ingram's fantasy value will be. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leaves game
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left Thursday's game after injuring his left shoulder after running into a brick wall named Zaza Pachulia.

    Advice: It looked like he might have dislocated his shoulder and he went to the locker room for X-rays, but there's no official word from the Pistons yet on details. Hopefully the injury's not as bad as it looked on television, but his immediate reaction and the way he left the court makes us believe he could miss some time. Stanley Johnson replaced him in the lineup tonight, and would likely be the beneficiary if KCP if he can't return. Darrun Hilliard would also get a bump. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 20 in a loss
    Brook Lopez scored 20 points with six rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been extremely consistent with at least 20 points in each of his last three. That said, there is a very good chance Lopez gets the night off in Toronto for the road game in a back-to-back set on Friday. If that' the case, Justin Hamilton would benefit most while Luis Scola would help out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Seth Curry joins Mavericks starters Thursday
    Seth Curry will start at shooting guard for the Mavericks on Thursday, joining Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki.

    Advice: Andrew Bogut (hamstring) is out for the Mavs and they're going with a small lineup against the Suns. Without Bogut, Dwight Powell could have a nice game, but we'd like him more if he was starting. If you threw Seth Curry into a DFS lineup tonight, things are off to a good start with the news that he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:03 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will play on Thursday night
    Brandon Ingram (wrist) will play on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: X-rays were negative on Ingram's left wrist. He didn't realize he hurt it on Wednesday and had a precautionary X-ray after dealing with some soreness today. Expect Ingram to play minutes in the uppers 20s. He is more of a stash in standard leagues, but he is playing a lot better lately. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 pm
  • Brandon Ingram sprains wrist, getting X-ray
    Brandon Ingram sprained his left wrist at practice on Wednesday and will be getting X-rays.

    Advice: He certainly has a chance to miss tonight's game against the Spurs. We don't have many details now, but the Lakers are usually terrific with sharing news on their injured players. If he's out, we should see more three-guard lineups and Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:21 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge will start on Thursday
    LaMarcus Aldridge will start on Thursday against the Lakers.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an illness, which is pretty common these days. Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol will also be in the starting lineup. Much like last season, Aldridge is starting to heat up after a slow start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:53 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: This is the same left Achilles soreness that kept Porzingis out for three games. He's really looked off in the last two games, making just 6-of-23 from the field with only seven total boards. Perhaps the Achilles is still limiting him, so sitting him on a back-to-back makes sense. With KP out, it'll be Lance Thomas likely to start with Mindaugas Kuzminskas backing him up. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:14 pm
  • Nikola Jokic dominates in win over Pacers
    Nikola Jokic put on another one of his clinics in London during a 140-112 win over the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He continues to sizzle as a passer with plenty of highlight-reel dimes and also has at least five in four straight. What really has made Jokic elite lately has been his remarkable 72.3 true shooting percentage in his last 13. He's posted a MVP Curry-like 64.8 effective field goal percentage on his 64 jumpers in that span to go with an ridiculous 71.9 percent on his shots from within eight feet. In Nikola we trust. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 18 in 30 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field, didn't go to the line and only turned it over once, so scoring 18 on just 12 possessions is very impressive. Not going to the line today has been a recent trend with each of his last five games all being below his season average of 6.0 attempts per game. Gallinari could be on the trade block and finds himself in a good spot with the Nuggets, so he can be considered a sell-high player. He was questionable with ankle soreness today, but obviously it didn't bother him -- he even dunked an alley-oop today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 15 points vs. Indiana
    Kenneth Faried scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in just 16 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: All six of his makes were at the rim and his four offensive boards led to five points for him. Faried is in a bit of a position battle for Jusuf Nurkic for the backup five spot with Faried about a third of his minutes at the four today. He could be worth owning due to a trade possibly helping him out, but there will be several bad games with an unclear role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:34 pm
  • Eric Gordon (toe) listed as probable
    Eric Gordon (left big toe sprain) is listed as probable in the game notes for Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't even travel for Wednesday, so getting the probable tag in the game notes doesn't hold too much weight. He should be considered questionable for now and we should have an update on Friday morning. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:54 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) will play
    Kenneth Faried (illness) is available to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He missed practice on Wednesday and it's unclear when he started getting sick. The Nuggets did post some pictures of Faried around town in London, so his illness doesn't sound too bad. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:41 am
  • Nikola Jokic will play on Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (illness) wil play against the Pacers on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was sick on Saturday, so he's had plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. When Jokic can avoid foul trouble and the Nuggets are in close games, he has a great chance to get minutes in the mid 30s. Expect a big game in London today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:36 am
  • Danilo Gallinari will play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He ia only dealing with ankle soreness and is off for the rest of the week, so Gallinari shouldn't be limited as long as there isn't a set back. Coach Mike Malone continues to play Gallo a ton with 35 minutes coming on Saturday. He's a sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Nikola Jokic (illness) is expected to play
    Nikola Jokic (illness) is still expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This isn't much of an update after he was upgraded to probable on Wednesday. His owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups and we'll confirm that the fantasy star is starting this afternoon. Darrell Arthur (leg) will head back to the bench and may not even play. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 am
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) now expected to play
    Kenneth Faried (illness) is now expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He was originally considered questionable after missing Wednesday's practice. With Nikola Jokic returning from an illness, the Nuggets will have to decide whether Faried or Jusuf Nurkic gets the backup center minutes Thursday. However, Darrell Arthur (leg) and Wilson Chandler (illness) are questionable, so their absence could open up some more minutes. Faried is on the trading block and really needs a move in order to have value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:30 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is expected to play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is the only game of the week for the Nuggets, so there was some concern that he was going to be held out as a precaution. With a couple players on the injury report with an illness including Wilson Chandler, Gallinari should see his normal workload Thursday. We'll confirm that he's in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:25 am
  • J.J. Redick: 22 pts w/ season-high five dimes
    J.J. Redick scored 22 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs vs. the Magic on Wednesday, adding a season-high five assists and six rebounds in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Redick's six rebounds were his second-highest total of the season, trailing only Sunday's total of seven boards, and he's been terrific in the month of January. He added three 3-pointers and one block without a single turnover tonight, and needs to be started in all leagues until (or unless) he cools off. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns gets 23 & 18 in win vs HOU
    The Wolves upset the visiting Rockets on Wednesday, aided by Karl-Anthony Towns' 23 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal.

    Advice: KAT has nine straight double-doubles and 29 on the season, which is third in the league behind the usual suspects -- Russell Westbrook and James Harden. He made 10-of-17 shots tonight, with a 3-of-4 mark at the line, and is toying with first-round value (8-cat) over the past month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Steven Adams scores 12 in 39 minutes
    Steven Adams scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Thunder went with the big lineup with Adams and Enes Kanter for 21 minutes tonight and it worked with a +24.9 net rating. It's also been successful all season with a +13.2 net rating in 260 total minutes. As for Adams himself, his minutes are on the rise with 34 per game in January. He's a solid mid-round player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor gets third straight DNP-CD
    Jahlil Okafor picked up his third straight DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Okafor said recently that he's "not the type of player that’s DNP," but he also praised coach Brett Brown for his "phenomenal" communication about the issue. He's not griping about his disappearance from the lineup, in other words, but it might take a trade (either of Okafor or Nerlens Noel) for him to reemerge with a fantasy-relevant role. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:15 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis struggles in 28 minutes
    Kristaps Porzingis couldn't get going on Wednesday, finishing a 98-97 loss in Philly with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, three boards, and two assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: KP didn't miss a beat after returning from a sore Achilles on Jan. 6, but over the past two games he's been held to 8.0 points on 6-of-26 shooting (23.1 percent). He got into some foul trouble tonight and never found his rhythm, so owners should give him a pass -- he should fare much better vs. the visiting Bulls on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Eric Gordon (toe) out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Eric Gordon (left big toe) will not play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He didn't even travel with the team, and for now, we'll have to consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies. With Gordon on the sidelines, we'll continue to get a heavy dose of James Harden on offense with guys like Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker and K.J. McDaniels having the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:27 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor says he's not a DNP-player
    Jahlil Okafor said he's not the type of player that should pick up DNP-CDs.

    Advice: "Obviously, it’s not what I want to be in a position," Okafor said. "I know I’m not the type of player that’s DNP. But that’s what it is right now. Coach Brown has been phenomenal with communicating with me. I know in the long run, I’ll be fine." Unfortunately, that's exactly who he is on the current 76ers' roster, and he's not expected to play Wednesday vs. the Knicks. Okafor doesn't have the best upside with his limited contribution of defensive statistics, so he's a cut candidate in most scenarios. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:32 am
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) questionable vs. IND
    Kenneth Faried (illness) did not participate during Wednesday's practice and he is being deemed questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: If Faried is forced to the sidelines on Thursday, Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur will split most of his minutes, but with Nikola Jokic (illness) being listed as probable, Nurkic and Arthur aren't all that appealing in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Faried's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:47 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable vs. IND
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers in London.

    Advice: Gallinari may have some added incentive to play on the main stage in London, and with his injury simply being ankle soreness, he may just gut it out. It is, however, worth noting that a serious right ankle injury prematurely ended Gallinari's 2015-16 campaign, although this is the first time this season that we're hearing of any ankle issues, and it's currently unclear which ankle is the sore one. We should have a better idea on Gallinari's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 am
  • Nikola Jokic (illness) probable for Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (illness) is probable to play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Jokic missed Saturday's loss to the Thunder, but he's now had a full five days to rest up, so he should be just fine for Thursday's game. With Jokic back on the court, he'll siphon away some minutes from Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur. Owners can expect to get another update on Jokic's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drains six treys
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-12 shots and all of his makes were 3-pointers, finishing with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He's feeling it right now, scoring 21, 26 and 26 points in his last three games. He's hit 14 3-pointers over that stretch and has hit 24-of-40 shots during his hot streak. KCP has a solid grip on the shooting guard job and remains unchallenged for minutes, so he should continue to put up strong numbers the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 11, hits two treys
    Brandon Ingram scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The rookie added four rebounds, two assists, one block and two triples in 26 minutes. Luol Deng was the only starter with double-digit points, so Ingram didn't get as much burn this time. With that said, He's now scored an average of 14.0 points over his last four games with a combined six 3-pointers, so he's slowly graduating from a stash to a standard-league asset. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 20 points in loss
    Brook Lopez scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes and added two rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples. The Nets have a back-to-back set coming up on Thursday vs. the Pelicans (at home) and Friday vs. the Raptors (on the road), so a maintenance day could be in his future because he plays for the Nets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:43 pm
  • Eric Gordon (toe) ruled out for Tuesday
    Eric Gordon (sprained left big toe) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni said that Gordon was closer to doubtful when he was dubbed a game-time call, so it's not surprising to see the Sixth Man of the Year candidate hit the sidelines. Gordon's minutes will likely be divvied up between K.J. McDaniels, Corey Brewer and Tyler Ennis, with McDaniels offering the most upside out of that group. James Harden's usage rate jumps to 37.6 sans Gordon, so he'll be one of the primary beneficiaries in Gordon's absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Eric Gordon (toe) a game-time decision Tues
    Eric Gordon (toe) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Hornets.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni said that he's closer to doubtful, so Gordon owners should probably plan on being without his services tonight. D'Antoni also said he wasn't sure who would pick up most of Gordon's minutes, but gave K.J. McDaniels and Tyler Ennis as potential options. Corey Brewer should also have the opportunity for some extended minutes sans Gordon, while James Harden will be working with an even more robust usage rate. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:26 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor says he thinks he'll play Weds
    Jahlil Okafor thinks he'll play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: That's nice, but it's not actually his decision, and over the past two games he's picked up two straight DNP-CDs. Even when Okafor has been on the court this season, he hasn't been all that impressive, and with limited upside, he's not worth stashing in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:54 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) out Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) will not play Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The indomitable flu bug claims yet another victim. David Lee (knee) missed the Spurs previous game on Saturday, but practiced on Monday and is expected to be available on Tuesday. Lee drew the start last time Aldridge sat out. Davis Bertans, coming off a terrific game in which he scored 21 points in just 18 minutes on Saturday, will also see additional playing time on Tuesday. Bertans did start one game earlier this season in which Aldridge was rested. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:26 am
  • Lakers impressed with Ingram's work ethic
    Laker coaches and players alike have raved about rookie Brandon Ingram's work ethic this season.

    Advice: "When you have that type of work ethic and you can play basketball the way he can," coach Luke Walton said, "he’s going to continue to get better and better at different things." Ingram cumulative numbers aren't overly impressive, but the rook has played better of late, averaging 15.0 points (on 62.5 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 3-pointers over his last three games. It' also safe to assume his minutes and usage rate will increase over the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 34 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points on an efficient 15-of-19 shooting in Monday's win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: He stuffed the stat sheet in this one, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, one steal and two triples in 37 minutes. Towns is just the fourth player this season to record 34+ points, 11+ rebounds, 4+ assists and 3+ blocks in a single game, joining DeMarcus Cousins (2), Anthony Davis and Otto Porter. He could live up to his top-5 price in fantasy if the Wolves keep feeding him the ball like they did in this one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 pm
  • Steven Adams scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    Steven Adams went off for 20 points on 11-of-14 shooting in Monday's easy win over the Bulls.

    Advice: He torched Robin Lopez all night and added five rebounds, two assists and one block in 34 minutes. This was his fifth game with 20+ points this season, an impressive number when you consider that he failed to reach 20 points in his previous three seasons. Adams has a tough matchup with Memphis on Wednesday, a team that held him to six points on 1-of-9 shooting in their last meeting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis held to nine points
    Kristaps Porzingis was held to nine points on 3-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Porzingis' usage rate rises from 23.2 to 26.2 when Derrick Rose (undisclosed) isn't on the court, so this line from KP was very underwhelming. He added four rebounds, one assist and two blocks, and only played 24 minutes in the blowout loss. Porzingis became the first Knicks player in the last 30 years to put up four blocks and four triples in the same game in his previous outing vs. the Pacers, so look for the fantasy superstar to bounce back vs. the 76ers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:00 pm
  • Clarkson fined $15k for Friday altercation
    Jordan Clarkson has been fined $15k by the NBA for "throwing a forearm above the shoulders" to Goran Dragic during Friday's game.

    Advice: Clarkson was promptly ejected from that game, but luckily for his owners, he'll only be facing a fine and not a suspension. Clarkson has been a bit of a disappointment this season, with just late-round value on the year, but an injury or trade to one of the guys in Los Angeles' backcourt could turn his season around. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
  • Brandon Ingram ties career-high w/ 17 points
    Brandon Ingram followed up Friday's impressive game by tying his career-high with 17 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs vs. the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: Ingram added three boards, two assists, two 3-pointers and one block in 27 minutes, and playing time hasn't been an issue lately. He'll need to be consistently efficient to be a safe roto play, however, as he's shooting just 34.9 percent from the field and 64.1 percent from the line over the past month. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:44 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) plays 12 minutes Sunday
    Tarik Black (sore right ankle) had seven points, three rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Magic.

    Advice: The ankle injury isn't a legitimate concern, so any deep-league owners relying on Black can start him confidently in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 29 minutes off bench
    Jordan Clarkson played 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with nine points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson was in danger of a suspension for his dust-up with Goran Dragic on Friday, but he was fortunate enough to avoid further punishment from the league. He's also dealing with a right elbow contusion and bursitis, though neither injury is serious enough to include him on Rotoworld's injury report. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Lou Williams struggles in 17 minutes Sunday
    Lou Williams struggled on Sunday with 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting, going 0-of-7 from deep with three assists and one rebound in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Williams took a hard elbow to the face on Sunday, but he shook it off and that wasn't the cause of his poor performance. The veteran's efficiency has waned in January, with just 37.3 percent shooting, and he's likely to take a step back as the Lakers emphasize player development in the coming months. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:40 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope hits dagger in 2OT, scores 26
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sank a dagger 3-pointer to help the Pistons win in double-overtime on Sunday, finishing with 26 points, four 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He sank 9-of-14 shots and 4-of-5 free throws, adding four steals to complete an awesome line for his fantasy owners. There's nobody on the roster to challenge him for minutes, and Detroit is just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture, so all signs point to a strong second half for KCP. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:30 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (elbow) available Sunday
    Jordan Clarkson (elbow) is available to play on Sunday.

    Advice: He was fortunate to avoid a suspension due to Friday's shot to Goran Dragic, and his elbow bruise isn't serious enough to limit him. Deploy him as normal in the Lakers' home game vs. Orlando. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 5:07 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 25 points with four treys
    J.J. Redick scored 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and just one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Triples and efficient scoring, that's what Redick does. Amongst guards, Redick ranks in the top-10 in true shooting percentage at 61.2, the top-4 in 3-point percentage (44.1) and with 97 total triples on the year, he ranks in the top-12 in 3-points made. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:13 pm
  • Wayne Ellington hits 1-of-7 shots in 20 mins
    Wayne Ellington couldn't get his shot to drop during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, going 1-of-7 from the field on his way to four points, one assist and nothing else in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington missed all five of his 3-pointers, and he's now connected on just one of his 13 attempts over his past two outings. He could earn another start Tuesday vs. the Warriors if Josh Richardson (foot) remains on the sidelines, but as we can see here, starting doesn't necessarily translate to value for Ellington. He's little more than a deep league 3-point streamer. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 3:19 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 26 points with 3 triples
    Brook Lopez scored 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting (7-of-7 from the line) to go with three 3-pointers, two boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 32 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Rumors are beginning to surface that the Nets are considering parting ways with their franchise cornerstone in Lopez, and Lopez owners should be rooting for that outcome. He's skilled enough to have solid value regardless of his uniform, and if he’s traded to a contender, he’ll be much less likely to receive random rest days down the stretch (something that is nearly guaranteed in Brooklyn). Watch out for a potential rest day during the Nets' upcoming Friday-Saturday back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:34 pm
  • Wayne Ellington will start Sunday vs. LAC
    Wayne Ellington will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Josh Richardson (foot) is out, so the two-guard minutes will be divvied up between Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters. All those guys are on the radar as potential DFS punt plays, with Ellington making sense as a 3-point streamer. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:02 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor picks up second straight DNP-CD
    Jahlil Okafor was a DNP-CD during Sunday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: This was Okafor’s second straight DNP-CD, and the sporadic minutes for the centers not named Joel Embiid will continue until this situation is resolved via trade. Okafor hasn’t been all that impressive throughout his career thus far, basically showing he can grab boards and score points without doing much else, so at best, he’s not much more than a low-end hold in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:52 am
  • Larry Nance (knee) to return in two weeks?
    The Lakers expect Larry Nance (knee) to return in about two weeks.

    Advice: He's progressing nicely and recently resumed shooting, so he's on schedule with his rehab. With the Lakers sliding in the standings, Nance could have a strong finish to the season. He's only worth stashing in deeper leagues and dynasty formats for now, but that will once his return is imminent. Thomas Robinson could fall out of the rotation when Nance returns. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:09 am
  • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Saturday January 7. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:53 am
  • Mike Muscala scores 11 points
    Mike Muscala scored 11 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes during a 97-82 win over the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see what the Hawks do with Muscala. Coach Mike Budenholzer cooled off on Moose as a four lately, but you would think he would slide over there should Paul Millsap get traded. He's a solid stash in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:24 pm
  • Seth Curry gets just 13 minutes vs. ATL
    Seth Curry did not score in 13 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with one assist.

    Advice: The return of J.J. Barea really hurt Curry for this game. He'll likely get another chance at some point and would get a big boost in minutes with basically any injury to another guard. He's a stash right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:54 pm
  • Will Barton scores 21 points against OKC
    Will Barton scored 21 points in a start for Gary Harris (groin) on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-poiners in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He actually got into some foul trouble early in this game or he would've been well over 30 minutes. Harris was a late scratch and there's no word if he'll miss time going forward, but Barton just has to be picked up right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:55 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 points vs. OKC
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: There was a new wrinkle for the Nuggets with Gallinari actually getting some shooting guard minutes because of some early Will Barton foul trouble. The Rooster is also reportedly on the trade block, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. He's in a pretty good spot for his value, so a trade could hurt his fantasy upside. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:51 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay goes scoreless vs. OKC
    Emmanuel Mudiay missed all nine shots from the field and didn't go to the line on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists and one steal in 26 minutes against the Thunder.

    Advice: Apparently, he needs Nikola Jokic (illness) more than anyone. In fact, Mudiay's true shooting percentage goes up by 6.5 percent when he's with Jokic compared to when he's not with him. He also has a woeful -16.9 net rating when he's not with him, too. Mudiay has played well since the lineup change last month, but he's really only going to have late-round upside. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:44 pm
  • Will Barton starting in place of Gary Harris
    Will Barton is starting in place of Gary Harris (groin) against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: We still don't know what is wrong with Harris, but his groin injury may have been an aggravation. Whatever the case, Barton shouldn't be on any waiver wires right now. He should be looking at minutes in the upper 30s tonight. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:08 pm
  • Nikola Jokic will not play on Saturday night
    Nikola Jokic (illness) will not play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He was questionable and will miss his first game since Dec. 5. Jokic has been wonderful in 2017, averaging 19.3 points, 10.3 boards, 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 27.0 minutes per game. With him out, Jusuf Nurkic will get his best opportunity all season and is worth a look in standard leagues. We should see more Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, as well. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 2:57 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) is probable
    Tarik Black (ankle) is probable to play on Sunday against the Magic.

    Advice: He played 25 minutes on Friday and should be fine. Black won't have much value while the Lakers are healthy up front. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:42 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (elbow) probable for Sunday
    Jordan Clarkson (elbow) is probable to play on Sunday against the Magic.

    Advice: We'll see if he gets any additional punishment for his scuffle with Goran Dragic on Friday. For now, Clarkson should be all set as a low-end asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:39 pm
  • Nets are asking for two first round picks?
    The Nets are asking for two first-round picks for Brook Lopez, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: With the reigning champs getting better adding Kyle Korver, other contenders may be more willing to pay this price to get one of the best big men on the market. Lopez has really shown he can be a stretch five and play in an up-tempo style, and he's also been in a slow system in most of his career. A trade likely wouldn't hurt his value too much because the Nets will likely rest him a bunch later in the year, assuming he's still on the team. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 11:33 am
  • Jahlil Okafor receives DNP-CD on Friday
    Despite Joel Embiid fouling out and Nerlens Noel picking up his fifth foul in the fourth quarter, Jahlil Okafor still did not play at all on Friday.

    Advice: When asked about his decision after the game, coach Brett Brown didn't give a clear answer. "It’s difficult to play three bigs in a 48-minute window. Sometimes it’s difficult to pair up two bigs. Tonight wasn’t one of those nights. We decided to rotate the group because of that," said Brown. With Noel playing so well (13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks), the Sixers center situation is more cloudy than ever. All would benefit from a trade to clear the logjam upfront. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:48 am
  • Tarik Black double-doubles in win
    Tarik Black double-doubled vs. the Heat on Friday with 10 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: This was his first double-double of the season. Black finished 3-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, but this has fluke written all over it. Prior to Friday, Black was averaging 5.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 14.7 minutes per game. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:27 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 24 w/ five triples
    Lou Williams scored 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting with three assists, one rebound, five triples and three turnovers in 24 minutes in a 127-100 win over the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: His minutes and production were trending down prior to Friday, but he benefitted from the lopsided score and from Jordan Clarkson's ejection in the third quarter. Williams has been solid all season, but the veteran's outlook isn't the greatest with the Lakers sliding in the standings. With that said, it's possible the Lakers trade him to a contender prior to the deadline. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:23 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson ejected on Friday night
    Jordan Clarkson was ejected on Friday night.

    Advice: He deserved the ejection. Clarkson got into it with Goran Dragic and raised his hands like a boxer, so he clearly lost his cool. The NBA could look at this because Clarkson did make some contact with Dragic's neck. He'll likely get at least a fine on top of this. Clarkson finished with four points in 10 minutes. The video of Clarkson putting up his dunks is below. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 9:13 pm
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