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  • Emmanuel Mudiay returned to action on Saturday December 10. Today, 12:12 am
  • Shaun Livingston returned to action on Saturday December 10. Today, 12:12 am
  • Damian Jones was signed by GS on Saturday December 10. Today, 12:12 am
  • Doug McDermott returned to action on Saturday December 10. Today, 12:12 am
  • Shelvin Mack scores six points off the bench
    Shelvin Mack scored six points with five assists, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He was expected to start tonight, but coach Quin Snyder moved Joe Ingles into the starting five instead. Mack hit only 3-of-8 shots from the field, but still saw 28 minutes of action. George Hill (toe) doesn't have a clear return date and Rodney Hood (hamstring) is day-to-day, so Mack is worth holding onto until the Jazz gets some bodies back. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Mo Buckets goes off vs. Pelicans
    Marreese Speights scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, four assist and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Blake Griffin (knee) is going to play on Monday, so Speights will go back to his reserve role. Mo Buckets isn't really an add here, but keep this in mind if Griffin needs to miss more time at some point in the future. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores 11 points in start
    Joe Ingles started in place of Rodney Hood (hamstring) on Saturday vs. the Kings and scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

    Advice: He played 38 minutes compared to just 25 for Joe Johnson, so he's making a case to be a decent short-term pickup in deeper leagues if we learn that Hood will miss more time. Ingles added six rebounds, four assists, one steal and three triples, and this comes on the heels of a 21-point game against the Warriors with five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block. The Jazz are off until Wednesday which gives Hood some extra time to heal, so it's best to use a wait-and-see approach here. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Cheick Please: Diallo cashes in with 19 & 10
    Cheick Diallo cashed in on an opportunity against the Clippers on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry certainly endorsed the Cheick today for his first NBA points of his career after logging just seven minutes before tonight. Cheick has a lot of bounce to his game and was able to direct deposit a number of fancy buckets in the post. Anthony Davis (rest) not playing is the big reason Diallo got minutes, but it's easy to sign off on Cheick to possibly get minutes over the underperforming centers. While this is a great line, Cheick is not certified as an add in almost any league. Fantasy owners in super deep leagues can bank on Cheick as a stash after the Pelicans' chances at the playoffs go bankrupt. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Omri Casspi starts the second half Saturday
    Omri Casspi started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Jazz in place of Kosta Koufos and finished with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: Matt Barnes (rest) returned to action and only played 15 minutes, so that makes Casspi's line even more interesting. He added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two treys in 27 minutes, and he's now scored in double digits in three straight games. He's trending up and his role is growing, so he's worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Andrew Harrison gets 35 minutes
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-9 from the field and all seven free throws for 11 points with two rebounds, five assists and three steals in 35 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies starters just dominated, so coach David Fizdale went with Harrison a ton. We would feel a lot better if he can actually make shots, which has capped his value in standard-style leagues. If you don't care about FG%, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Toney Douglas scores four off the bench
    Toney Douglas cooled off against the Warriors on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, four assist and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: After he helped close out the Blazers on Thursday as a point guard, Douglas saw minutes at both guards. He has played somewhat well, but there is going to be a lot of competition for minutes. He's more of a stream in deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Rivers leaves game w/ possible concussion
    Austin Rivers left Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans with a possible concussion and will not return per Clippers PR.

    Advice: He took a shot to the head and remained down for a couple minutes. Rivers' teammates tried to help him up, but Rivers didn't want to get off the floor right away. After he was up, he needed two people to help him get to the locker room. The Clippers are currently evaluating him in the locker room, so we may get another update shortly. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Troy Daniels struggles vs. GSW
    Troy Daniels played 22 minutes against the Warriors with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was ill for this game, so maybe that's why he struggled. Plus, Toney Douglas did play more wing minutes tonight while Tony Allen has just been great. Daniels is likely going to see his shot total drop with Vince Carter (hip) getting close. His owners may want to make a move before his value sees a dip. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points w/ four triples
    Patty Mills scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four assists, three steals and four triples in just 16 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs toasted the Nets by 29 points, so that explains the low minutes. Mills has scored 15+ points in three straight games with a combined 10 triples and seven steals in that span, so he's still the PG to own in San Antonio despite a decent game for Tony Parker tonight. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Luis Scola double-doubles w/ 15 points
    Luis Scola double-doubled with 15 points (5-of-9 FGs), 11 rebounds, one assist and one triple in 16 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: We call this the garbage time special, as the Nets were blown out by 29 points. It's also worth noting that Justin Hamilton was out with a migraine. This was Scola's first double-double of the season and the points and rebounds were season highs. He belongs on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores four in win
    Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He did not play well yet again. The Nuggets are committed to Mudiay developing, so he should be sticking in the lineup for the foreseeable future. Fantasy owners in standard leagues really have no use for him right now, especially with how he's basically in a timeshare. Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • Austin Rivers will start on Saturday vs. NOP
    Austin Rivers will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: With Blake Griffin (knee) out, Luc Mbah a Moute will likely slide to the four to accommodate Rivers. Griffin will be back for Monday's game vs. Portland, so leaving Rivers on the wire is the right call. With that said, he could have a "revenge game" tonight. Yesterday, 5:57 pm
  • Troy Daniels will play, Vince Carter will not
    Troy Daniels (illness) will play on Saturday and Vince Carter (right hip) remains out.

    Advice: Daniels popped up on the injury report with an illness, but he gets the all clear for this game. He's been fantastic lately, but is coming off a bad game on Thursday. He's worth a look if you need treys. Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Joe Ingles will start in place of Hood
    Joe Ingles will start in place of Rodney Hood (hamstring) on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He deserves the start after erupting for 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block on Thursday vs. the Warriors. Gordon Hayward (finger) is back in the lineup, so Ingles won't be nearly as busy. He belongs on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay back in the starting lineup
    Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) is back in the starting lineup for Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He missed Thursday due to a "right ankle sprain" from Wednesday, but he was on thin ice. Mudiay will really need to play well tonight to get his minutes back. Jameer Nelson takes a hit here. Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) will play Saturday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (right ankle sprain) will play Saturday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Mudiay missed Thursday's game due to the ankle issue. However, prior to spraining his ankle, Mudiay had been struggling mightily. In his last five games, Mudiay is averaging 7.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.6 turnovers in 25.2 minutes, while shooting a horrid 28.0 percent from the floor, 18.8 percent from downtown, and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. It is unknown if he will be on a minutes restriction Saturday. Yesterday, 8:13 am
  • Omri Casspi only gets 20 minutes
    Omri Casspi played 20 minutes with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He surprisingly didn't see his role change too much even with Matt Barnes (rest) out tonight. Casspi's fantasy value shouldn't be very attractive while Rudy Gay is active. Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Troy Daniels (illness) questionable vs. Dubs
    Troy Daniels (illness) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday night.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes on Thursday night and didn't appear to be ill, so he may have woke up sick today. Daniels wasn't affect by Toney Douglas making an impact, but a possible Vince Carter (hip) return could take shots and minutes away from him. If he's out, Troy Williams, Douglas, Andrew Harrison and Tony Allen could get a few extra minutes. Friday, 1:34 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points vs. Bulls
    Patty Mills scored 16 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He's having a fantastic season and moved back into the top five for true shooting percentage tonight. Mills' playing time only gets a few extra minutes in the nights Tony Parker is out, so he doesn't get a big bump to his floor. He also didn't go the line tonight, so he doesn't qualify for the league lead in free throw percentage with his 94.1. He has top-100 value in standard leagues and is a low-end hold. Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Jingle Bells: Utah's Joe Ingles scores 21
    Joe Ingles came off the bench for the banged up Jazz on Thursday and hit 7-of-13 shots, 5-of-9 3-pointers and 2-of-3 free throws for a season-high 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block.

    Advice: Rodney Hood (hamstring) and Gordon Hayward (finger) joined George Hill (toe) in street clothes, and Ingles took advantage, just missing his career high by one point in a season-high 35 minutes. If those three are out again on Saturday, Ingles, and not Joe Johnson, looks like the way to go in fantasy. Just keep in mind that he hadn't scored more than eight points in each of his previous three games, so the key to Ingles' success is the absence of Hayward. Make sure Hayward is out before deploying Ingles. Thursday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Harrison struggling from the field
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: And he's ice cold again. Over his last four, Harrison has made just 19.5 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the line. He now has some competition for minutes with Toney Douglas closing this one out and playing great on the offensive end. Harrison has still been good on D, so he may keep his minutes in the mid-20s. He's trending down a bit. Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Shelvin Mack plays well in start for Jazz
    Shelvin Mack started alongside Dante Exum on Thursday, as Rodney Hood (hamstring), George Hill (toe) and Gordon Hayward (finger) were all out. He hit 6-of-16 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 19 points, five assists and two steals in the 106-99 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Mack drove to the rack all night and looked much better than Exum, as usual. We don't know when Hill and Hayward will be back, so Mack looks like a nice DFS play again on Saturday against the Kings, if the Jazz's injured list is still packed full of starting guards and wingmen. Thursday, 9:06 pm
  • Toney Douglas comes through in the clutch
    Toney Douglas scored 11 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter of this close win, making his only field goal and all four from the line. Douglas scored the final six Memphis points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to get the win. He played mostly at point guard tonight and may have carved out a role for minutes in the mid 20s. If you're in a deep league with a dry wire, he's worth a look. Thursday, 9:05 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets 32 minutes vs. Blazers
    Troy Daniels made 2-of-12 from the field for five points with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The shot wasn't on for Daniels today. Still, coach David Fizdale trusted his "money green" guy down the stretch and Daniels came through with a clutch three late -- he also hit a clutch trey against the Blazers in the 2014 playoffs at almost the exact same spot. Another positive for Daniels is that Toney Douglas shifted from more of a wing in the last game to more of a PG tonight. He should be able to keep his minutes around 30 and has value as a 3-pointers specialist. Vince Carter (hip) could take a handful of minutes and usage from him, though. Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Damian Jones will be active
    Damian Jones will be active for Thursday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said he wants to play him tonight. That may be for garbage time, though. Jones has very little value. Thursday, 5:01 pm
  • Mack, Exum, Joe, Diaw & Rudy likely starting
    Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert are likely starting on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Jazz are really, really shorthanded, especially on the wings. Expect to see a Joe Johnson throwback game while Mack should get plenty of shots. Thursday, 4:32 pm
  • Damian Jones called up for Warriors
    The Warriors called up Damian Jones on Thursday.

    Advice: He has looked good in the D-League and looks to be over his ruptured pectoral. Jones likely won't be in the rotation. The Warriors are in no rush to play him. Thursday, 3:13 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay tweaked his ankle
    Updating a previous item, Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle, out for Thursday) tweaked his ankle on Wednesday and was ruled out after pre-game warmups on Thursday.

    Advice: He is day-to-day for now. The Nuggets have been flat-out awful with Mudiay on the court in their last five, positing a net rating of -30.2 in those 126 minutes. Meanwhile, they were +12.6 in the minutes he wasn't on the court in that span. The Nuggets put Nikola Jokic (wrist) and Jamal Murray (quad) on the injury report for basically nothing, so this is still a strange report. Jameer Nelson should handle a ton of minutes while Jamal Murray also gets a bump.Daily Slant: With Mudiay ruled out, both Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray become very strong $/point plays across the industry. Mudiay had been losing playing time as it is - he carried a -26 last night in just 18 minutes on the floor - so both Murray and Nelson have been involved recently. Nelson has been seeing around 30 minutes a night with Murray in the mid-twenties, but both should clear the 30 minute mark tonight. Thursday, 3:02 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) out for Thursday
    Emmanuel Mudiay (right ankle sprain) will not play against the Wizards on Thursday night.

    Advice: Wow. Mudiay did not appear to be hurt on Wednesday and was benched after just 18 minutes of action. This is one of those head-scratching injuries and comes just after coach Mike Malone said a lineup change could be coming. He also wasn't on the injury report this morning. Mudiay is a drop candidate in nine-category leagues. With him out, Jameer Nelson gets a massive boost while Jamal Murray should play some point guard minutes. Thursday, 2:46 pm
  • Shaun Livingston (rest) will not play vs. UTA
    Shaun Livingston (rest) will not play against the Jazz on Thursday night.

    Advice: The Warriors haven't announced any other players sitting tonight, so perhaps everyone else will be a go. Livingston has played 17.3 minutes per game on the season as the backup point guard behind Stephen Curry. Those minutes should be going to Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw, so both of those guys could be a factor tonight in a possible blowout. Thursday, 12:03 pm
  • Doug McDermott (concussion) says he will play
    Doug McDermott (concussion) said he will play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He's been practicing in the D-League to get his conditioning back up, but the Bulls will "watch him closely" even though he doesn't have a minutes limit. McDermott averaged 10.6 points, 1.3 assists and 0.9 triples per contest prior to the concussion, so he's not an add in standard leagues. His return could take a handful of minutes away from Denzel Valentine, Isaiah Canaan and maybe even Nikola Mirotic. Thursday, 10:12 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay benched, plays 18 minutes
    Emmanuel Mudiay was benched extensively in the second half of Wednesday's road loss, finishing with just six points (2-of-10 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), two rebounds, one assist and 18 minutes.

    Advice: "We have to look at everything," a frustrated Mike Malone said after the game. "We’ll look at starting groups and combinations." Jameer Nelson played point guard during the Nuggets' late run, with help from Jamal Murray, and this is the last thing Mudiay's owners wanted to hear. He averaged just 21.5 minutes in Denver's two previous games, and there are no guarantees that he'll be starting vs. John Wall and the Wizards on Thursday. Wednesday, 8:24 pm
  • Doug McDermott recalled on Wednesday
    The Bulls have recalled Doug McDermott, R.J. Hunter and Paul Zipser from the D-League.

    Advice: McDermott has been practicing with the D-League team to help him get up to speed. Assuming everything went well, he could play against the Spurs on Thursday. McBuckets is still only worth a look in deep leagues. Wednesday, 1:25 pm
  • Cheik Diallo recalled from D-League stint
    Cheik Diallo has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: He's played a total of five minutes for New Orleans this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot anywhere. Wednesday, 9:20 am
  • Patty Mills scores 15, plays well for Spurs
    Patty Mills came off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Tony Parker is going to miss time with a knee injury and while Mills is coming off the bench, he's the guy you want to own in Parker's absence. He was awful in his last game, missing all eight of his shots for one point on Monday, but was much better in this one. And while Nicolas Laprovittola is starting for Parker, Mills is the guy Gregg Popovich wants to run the offense. Pick him up if you need a point guard. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Joe Ingles starts 2nd half, scores seven
    Joe Ingles started the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Suns and scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rodney Hood tweaked his right hamstring, so Ingles got the call in the second half over Joe Johnson. We still like Johnson as the better add if we learn that Hood will miss time, so it's safe to leave Ingles on the wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores two points in win
    Andrew Harrison scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the 76ers.

    Advice: He added four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes, but this was his third game in a row with a brutal FG percentage. He's shooting just 20.6 percent from the field in that span, and rookie Wade Baldwin made a case for more minutes with a career-high 11 points. Harrison is going to be hard to trust, but as long as he's starting he should be able to provide his owners with a trickle of assists, steals, triples and blocks. Tuesday, 8:41 pm
  • Troy Daniels cools off in win over Philly
    Troy Daniels cooled off against the 76ers on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with one rebound, one assist and one triple in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He scored a combined 60 points with 13 3-pointers in his previous two games, so he had nowhere to go but down. Daniels hit just 4-of-14 shots and 1-of-8 from deep on Tuesday and picked up five fouls, so his floor is going to be low on the nights his shot isn't falling. He doesn't have a great long-term outlook as the Grizzlies get healthier, but it makes sense to give him another shot if you picked him up. Tuesday, 8:28 pm
  • Doug McDermott (concussion) could play Thurs?
    Doug McDermott (concussion) got in two full practices with Chicago's D-League affiliate, and he could return to action Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: McDermott is only averaging 10.6 points, 1.3 assists and 0.9 triples per contest this season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. Once he's fully up to speed, he'll likely take away some minutes from Denzel Valentine and Isaiah Canaan, but that really doesn't mean all that much. Tuesday, 3:23 pm
  • Troy Daniels cooking off Memphis bench
    After scoring a career-high 31 points on Saturday, Troy Daniels came off the Memphis bench on Monday to hit 10-of-20 shots, seven 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 29 points, two assists and nothing else, which would include only one turnover in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Granted, this was a double-overtime affair, but this kid came out of nowhere and is killing it, scoring 29, 31, 19 and 19 points in each of his last four games, and has knocked down 20 3-pointers during that stretch, which is 5.0 per game! The Money Green light is ON and Daniels is killing it. But he could quickly fall back to earth once Chandler Parson and James Ennis are over their injuries, which may not happen anytime soon. While Daniels is likely to fade just as quickly as he appeared on the scene, he's worth grabbing right now. And if he does it again vs. the Sixers on Tuesday night, we may call him a must-own player until further notice. Monday, 9:50 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay hits 1-of-6 shots in win
    Emmanuel Mudiay hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points, zero assists and three turnovers in Monday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Jammer Nelson had seven points, five boards, four assists and five steals in 30 minutes, and Jamal Murray caught fire for 22 points and three 3-pointers tonight. Mudiay is still the starter, while Nelson's arrow is pointing down and Murray is highly unpredictable. This was his third game of the season without an assist and one of his lowest scoring games of the year. He should bounce back, but is far from an elite point guard option. Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Toney Douglas available to play vs. Pelicans
    Toney Douglas will be available to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Douglas can earn in his Memphis debut, but with a favorable matchup against the Jrue Holiday-less (toe) Pelicans, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Fantasy GMs in most settings, however, can use a wait-and-see approach here. Monday, 3:29 pm
  • McDermott (concussion) assigned to NBADL
    Doug McDermott (concussion) has been assigned to the NBA D-League.

    Advice: It's simply the next step in his rehab after he was recently cleared for contact. It sounds like McBuckets could return within the week, but he's only a stash in deeper leagues if you're desperate for 3-pointers. Monday, 9:46 am
  • Grizzlies sign veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas
    The Grizzlies have signed veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas by using the NBA’s hardship rule.

    Advice: He was the "frontrunner" to sign for the Grizzlies after they worked out a few point guards last week. With Mike Conley (back) looking at a multi-week absence, Douglas should immediately see minutes on his new team which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. For now, most owners should use a wait-and-see approach because it's not clear how big of a role he will have. Andrew Harrison's owners should be slightly concenred as his value could take a hit with the arrival of Douglas. We'll let you know if he's active for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. Monday, 9:04 am
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Dec 3, 9:45 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Dec 3, 9:28 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay plays just 22 minutes
    Emmanuel Mudiay played just 22 minutes on Saturday, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, zero assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone is freaking out about his team's defense and the Nuggets have lost five of their last six games. It's possible that Malone benched EM due to defense, but he's still clearly the team's starting point guard. He's not injured and owners just have to hope that he'll be back up to his normal 30 minutes in his next game. Saturday marked the second time this season he didn't have an assist, but he's still averaging 12.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting over his last five games. Dec 3, 9:18 pm
  • Doug McDermott getting better
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Doug McDermott (concussion) has been cleared for contact.

    Advice: He will practice with the D-League Windy City Bulls on Monday and Tuesday, if no setback. McDermott will likely be out for a couple more games due to suffering two concussions last month. Dec 3, 4:11 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay struggles vs. Houston
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: With Will Barton back in the mix, that means Mudiay will now have more pressure on him, as well. With Jameer Nelson playing well and the shooting guard minutes looking very full with Barton and Jamal Murray, Nelson could take some minutes from Mudiay. That's especially the case when the Nuggets are trailing in the second half. He's a headache to own in standard leagues. Dec 2, 11:02 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 10 in 28 minutes Friday
    Patty Mills scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Tony Parker (knee) was out again and Nicolas Laprovittola drew his second straight start, but Mills played 28 minutes for the second straight game and he's clearly the pickup here. Mills is playing for a new contract and is playing the best ball of his career, averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 treys over his last five games. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Dec 2, 10:44 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes
    Omri Casspi scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He managed to miss four shots from the field in an 18-second span, but that's neither here nor there. Casspi has seen some consistent minutes in his last four with 22.3 per game, averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.8 treys. Nothing to see here for most owners. Dec 2, 7:40 pm
  • Pelicans Assign Cheick Diallo to D-League
    The Pelicans assigned Cheick Diallo to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Diallo has appeared in six D-League games and is averaging 14.3 points on .553 shooting from the floor, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Diallo will likely bounce back-and-forth all season. He is not on the fantasy radar. Dec 2, 9:40 am
  • Doug McDermott (concussion) out Fri. and Sat.
    Doug McDermott (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday night vs. the Cavs and Saturday night in Dallas.

    Advice: The Bulls are hopeful McDermott will be cleared for contact on Friday. However, coach Fred Hoiberg wants to see him get a couple workouts in before being cleared for a game. Isaiah Canaan and Nikola Mirotic have been the biggest beneficiaries of McDermott's absence and should continue to see increased workloads this weekend. Dec 2, 9:21 am
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Dec 1, 9:58 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Dec 1, 9:51 pm
  • Joe Ingles brings spark off bench
    Joe Ingles scored 15 points in Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, adding four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Ingles played 22 minutes off the bench, but ignited the offense with three 3-pointers and played the entire fourth quarter. It was the most minutes that he has played since Nov. 14 and only the third time this season he has played 22 or more minutes. Once the Jazz gets healthier, Ingles will see his role diminish. Dec 1, 9:38 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 12 in blowout
    Austin Rivers played 23 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's blowout win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Rivers scored 15 in his previous game, but scored just seven and two points in his previous two games. He's fine to use in blowouts, but figuring out when those are coming is next to impossible, meaning he belongs on your waiver wire. Dec 1, 8:21 pm
  • Report: Toney Douglas frontrunner for Memphis
    Toney Douglas "has emerged as the frontrunner" to join the Grizzlies, according to team beat writer Michael Wallace.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are expected to get an NBA injury exception in the coming days to give them an extra roster spot. Douglas can play both guard spots and may have a chance to get minutes. This would also likely allow them bring Wade Baldwin IV along slowly. Andrew Harrison's value could take a hit, but he looks like the best one to own of the three. Dec 1, 6:33 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Updating a previous item, Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should still get solid minutes, especially with how frequently the Heat go small. Ingles isn't quite as appealing as Joe Johnson, but he's in the mix for owners in deep leagues. Dec 1, 5:37 pm
  • Joe Ingles likely to start for Rodney Hood
    Joe Ingles is likely to start for Rodney Hood (hamstring) against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: It makes sense to keep the second unit together and bring Joe Johnson off the bench. Ingles actually exploded in his only start this year, scoring 20.0 points in 33 minutes. With the Jazz very thin on the outside, both Joe and Jingles should be getting big minutes. Dec 1, 4:11 pm
  • Doug McDermott out for Friday night
    Doug McDermott (concussion) will not play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: There's not much of an update here. McDermott has still not been cleared for contact and doesn't have a target date. Isaiah Canaan has been the most consistent bench perimeter guy while Nikola Mirotic has seen some bright spots. Hopefully, McDermott can make it back next week. Dec 1, 11:46 am
  • Damian Jones unlikely to crack Dubs rotation
    Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Damian Jones will have a hard time playing his way into Golden State's rotation.

    Advice: Jones is currently in the D-League as he recovers from a pectoral tear, and Myers said he's unlikely to make a dent with the Warriors this season. "It's gonna be hard to crack our rotation," Myers said. "But he hasn't played basketball in seven months He needs to play a lot more basketball. But we're encouraged." Jones has some upside, but he isn't worth owning in any fantasy leagues after comments like that. Dec 1, 7:05 am
  • Patty Mills not worried about contract year
    Patty Mills said he's not worried about the fact that he's up for a new contract after the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Mills will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but isn't letting that affect his play. "The feeling isn’t any different than any other year," he said. "My mindset is purely focused on this season and where we want to be. Nothing has changed." Mills won't be a fantasy star playing behind Tony Parker, but Parker will see more than his share of DNPs, which makes Mills worth owning in standard leagues. Dec 1, 6:08 am
  • Patty Mills scores team-high 23 pts Wednesday
    Patty Mills led the Spurs in scoring on Wednesday with 23 points off the bench, sinking 9-of-12 shots with five 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Tony Parker was on the active roster but he picked up a precautionary DNP-CD, which freed up Mills to play big minutes behind fill-in starter Nicolas Laprovittola. Mills was already a top-120 fantasy point guard, and the likelihood of more DNPs for Parker makes him a decent pickup despite his low ceiling. Nov 30, 9:23 pm
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