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  • Jimmy Butler feels he'll remain in Chicago
    Jimmy Butler feels that he'll remain in Chicago past the trade deadline, unless "something crazy happens."

    Advice: While the Bulls have taken numerous calls on Butler as the deadline approaches, they reportedly haven't been the ones making the calls, so while they will entertain offers it doesn't sound like they're actively shopping the up-and-coming All-Star. The Celtics do have the assets to offer "something crazy," but word out of Boston is that they aren't interested in parting ways with Brooklyn's 2017 draft pick just yet, so a blockbuster deal between Boston and Chicago seems unlikely. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:50 pm
  • Vivek thinks Buddy Hield has Curry potential?
    Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly believes that Buddy Hield has Stephen Curry potential.

    Advice: This is the same guy that compared Nik Stauskas to Klay Thompson, was in favor of clearing multiple first-round picks to make room for Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos as free agents, and also reportedly wanted to keep Monta Ellis over Stephen Curry during his time as a minority owner of the Dubs, so he's basically 0-for-3 in the hot takes department. Hield should get some more opportunity to produce in Sacramento, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:24 pm
  • SAC plans to keep Langston Galloway and Evans
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that the Kings currently do not have any plans to release Langston Galloway or Tyreke Evans.

    Advice: An earlier report by Adrian Wojnarowski of the Verticle stated that the Kings intended to waive Galloway, but Divac is apparently deviating from that standpoint, although he did leave the door open by saying "at least for now." Galloway is in an overly crowded backcourt in Sacramento, so if he does stay with the team, it's unlikely he'll have much value. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:00 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins deal finalized on Monday
    The trade sending DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and some draft picks was finalized on Monday.

    Advice: "It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization, said Vlade Divac. "Winning begins with culture and character matters." Divac went on to half-heartedly thank Cousins for his time in Sacramento and tried to justify the trade by hyping up the draft picks, but the line about"culture" and "character matters" is a pretty obvious shot at Boogie. Both Cousins and Anthony Davis will be sacrificing some touches as they learn to play together, but both of them should still be able to fill up the stat sheet. For what it's worth, Divac also said he had a better offer a couple days ago, so there's that. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:37 pm
  • Kings waive Matt Barnes
    With the DeMarcus Cousins trade finalized, the Kings waived Matt Barnes on Monday.

    Advice: The Kings just don't have room on their roster after bringing in Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield, so Barnes is the odd man out here. He shouldn't have any trouble finding a contract with a contender, but Barnes is unlikely to land in a situation where he'll provide much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Richardson says he's ready to make an impact
    Josh Richardson (foot) said he's "excited" to get back to the court and "make an impact" for his team after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "I feel like I can get a lot of growth done still. There’s still a lot of time left," said Richardson. "I think I’ve grown a lot, but I’d like to do a lot more on the court." The Heat will resume practice on Wednesday, but all indications are that Richardson will be in uniform for Miami's first game after the break, Friday vs. Atlanta. Rodney McGruder figures to return to the bench once Richardson is fully up to speed, and guys like Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson could be losing some touches on offense. Richardson makes sense as a speculative add if you've got someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:17 pm
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  • Report: Dallas not looking to unload veterans
    The Mavs reportedly still believe that they can compete for the No. 8 spot out West, and they are not looking to have a "fire sale" on their veterans on deadline day.

    Advice: This doesn't mean that Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Andrew Bogut are guaranteed to be wearing Mavericks jerseys after the deadline, but it doesn't seem like Dallas is in any rush to expedite their rebuild. They're currently only three games out of the eighth seed, and with this potentially being Dirk's final season, Mark Cuban probably isn't super eager to start tanking for Ping Pong balls. It'll be interesting to see if the Mavs make any deadline day moves. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:55 am
  • Kings expected to waive F Matt Barnes
    The Kings are expected to waive Matt Barnes according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: The Kings are bringing in three players in Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield, so they have to cut one player to make the necessary roster room. With Omri Casspi now in New Orleans and Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore on the trade block, this would leave the Kings very thin on the wings. Buddy Hield should be busy right away. As for Barnes, he should have no problem finding another team if he's waived. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
  • Rockets interested in Wilson Chandler?
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets are another team to keep an eye on in pursuit of Wilson Chandler.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Clippers and Thunder are going to make a push for Chandler at the deadline. There were some rumors going around in early February that Chandler was unhappy with his role in Denver, so he could be available for the right price. A move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Chandler's fantasy value because they are set at SF and PF with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but it would give them a solid second unit that already includes Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker. This report is firmly in the rumor stage. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
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  • Willie Cauley-Stein looking at more run?
    Willie Cauley-Stein is looking at a bump in minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and his 34.4 minutes per game are gone and the Kings didn't bring back a center in their deal with New Orleans, so WCS is a candidate for a much larger role. Coach Dave Joerger has been hesitant to use the second-year center for most of the season, but now he doesn't really have a choice. WCS has per-36 minute averages of 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, so feel free to take a flier on him if you need a big. Just keep in mind that he's a career 63.3 percent shooter from the line. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Tim Frazier looking at a bump in minutes?
    Tim Frazier is likely looking at a bump in minutes in New Orleans.

    Advice: With Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway out of the picture, Frazier becomes the primary backup behind Jrue Holiday and could also see more time in two-PG lineups -- Frazier has logged over 200 minutes next to Jrue Holiday this season. If you need a PG in a deep league, taking a flier on Frazier makes some sense given how thin the Pelicans are in their backcourt. He has season averages of 8.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.7 triples in 25.1 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:10 am
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Report: Ben McLemore is "available"
    Ben McLemore is reportedly "available" as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: McLemore has been available for years, though his price has likely gone up a bit after an impressive February. McLemore is an impending free agent and the Kings are absolutely enamored with their new toy in Buddy Hield, so a move may not be a bad thing. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but McLemore is only a hold in deeper leagues for now and it's not clear which teams have interest in the SG. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:45 am
  • Darren Collison and McLemore are available?
    According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo are all "available" with the deadline looming.

    Advice: The Kings moved on from DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday which signaled the beginning of a very long rebuild. Collison is set to become a free agent this summer and the Kings probably aren't confident about their ability to re-sign him, so moving him now for a draft pick makes sense before he walks for nothing. His owners will be hoping that he lands in a favorable spot, but a move would likely hurt his fantasy value. Ty Lawson is the big winner here if the Kings find a new home for Collison, unless of course the Kings bring in a young PG. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:40 am
  • Terrence Jones available after Cousins deal?
    The Pelicans are reportedly looking to trade Terrence Jones in the wake of Sunday's deal that brought DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: The desire for a trade is a "mutual decision" between the team and Jones' representatives, and it makes sense now that frontcourt minutes are scarce. The sheer uncertainty of his situation makes it difficult to own him, but Jones' fantasy value could spike if he's dealt an ideal role -- he's a luxury hold until the deadline passes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
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  • Omri Casspi heads to Pelicans in Cousins deal
    Omri Casspi will reportedly be traded to the Pelicans as part of Sunday's deal centered around DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Casspi, who has been dealing with a calf injury since mid-January, has been targeting a return soon after the All-Star break. Assuming he's healthy, he should vie for minutes with guys like Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill and Terrence Jones. The Kings' frontcourt minutes will be swallowed up by Cousins and Anthony Davis, so it's hard to trust Casspi or any other forward on the roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
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  • Report: Buddy Hield to Kings in Cousins deal
    Buddy Hield is reportedly headed to Sacramento as part of Sunday's trade involving DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: The lottery pick could be unleashed by the Kings, who have patched together their SG position this season with guys like Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is out for at least a month, which is one more reason to like Hield as a pickup, but he's best suited to deep leagues due to the uncertainty of his situation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Langston Galloway to SAC in Cousins deal?
    Langston Galloway will reportedly be traded to the Kings as part of a deal sending DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: He is fully expected to be waived, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Galloway had some bright spots earlier this season while Jrue Holiday was out, so he should get some interest on either waivers or as a free agent. He has been out of the rotation at times lately, so he's almost certainly going to be added as a second-string guy at best. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Report: DeMarcus Cousins traded to Pelicans
    The Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: The Kings are expected to get Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a future first-round pick and a future second-round pick. This is a stunning move that gives New Orleans an overwhelming frontcourt with Cousins joining All-Star MVP Anthony Davis -- the Pelicans are currently 2.5 games out of the playoff picture, so they could make a late run. Cousins' fantasy value could take a hit in New Orleans, since his usage rate should dip, but he's still an elite fantasy option. Teams on the bubble of the playoff picture out West have been put on notice, and we can't wait to see how Cousins and AD play as a frontcourt duo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • All-Star DeMarcus Cousins faces trade rumors
    DeMarcus Cousins reportedly asked to play limited minutes during Sunday's All-Star game because he was "dinged up."

    Advice: DMC is healthy and his limitations during Sunday's meaningless game aren't a concern. His owners should be monitoring the swirling trade rumors, however, as the Kings are reportedly "strongly considering" an offer from the Pelicans which would send Cousins to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield and two first-round picks. Plenty of teams will likely get involved in a bidding war, assuming the Kings are open to moving Cousins before the deadline, so this storyline is far from over. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Cousins' agent shoots down trade rumors
    DeMarcus Cousins' agent Jarinn Akana shot down rumors that the Kings are looking to deal Cousins at the trade deadline.

    Advice: "We met with Vlade [Divac] and ownership and they assured us and DeMarcus that he's not being traded," said Akana. "As far as we're concerned, nothing has changed." The Kings are reportedly willing to listen to potential godfather offers from other teams, but it seems unlikely that Sacramento will be trading away Boogie at the deadline, particularly with Divac at the helm. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:54 pm
  • Report: Buddy Hield available in trade talks
    The Pelicans have reportedly made Buddy Hield available in trade talks.

    Advice: Justin Verrier of ESPN reports that anyone on the team not named Anthony Davis could be had for the right price as the Pelicans look to pair their franchise big man with another All-Star, so it'll be interesting to see if they can make a major move on deadline day. The Kings were linked to the Pelicans concerning a potential DeMarcus Cousins trade, although it seems unlikely that New Orleans will be able to land a guy like DMC with just Hield and some first-round picks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Report: Kings considering trading Cousins
    The Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:47 pm
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 am
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  • Jimmy Butler would prefer to stay in Chicago
    According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler would "loathe to leave" Chicago.

    Advice: The article states that "a source close to Butler said the swingman doesn't want [a trade]," that he is "grounded in Chicago" and doesn't want to leave "with unfinished business." It's hard to envision a scenario in which the Bulls would benefit by trading Butler. He's in the heart of his prime at 27, getting better every season, and is locked into a very cap-friendly contract through 2019. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:16 am
  • Magic turned down a deal for DeMarcus Cousins
    According to a report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, earlier this season the Kings offered DeMarcus Cousins to Orlando for Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks, but the Magic declined.

    Advice: That certainly would have been a blockbuster. Cousins is posting career-highs in numerous statistical categories this season, including scoring (27.8 points per game), assists (4.9) and 3-pointers (1.7). DMC, along with Russell Westbrook, have a chance to become the first players since Larry Bird in 1984-85, to average at least 27 points, ten boards and five dimes over the course of a full season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:17 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 22 points on Friday
    Buddy Hield scored 22 points in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: World coach Mike Brown said he wanted to get Hield more shots to help him get MVP, but the guy picked just after him in the 2016 NBA Draft, Jamal Murray, took over to take the award away. Big scoring line aside for the rookie, Hield just hasn't performed to expectations following his fantastic year at Oklahoma. He needs to add more to his game in reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Cousins hopes to sign extension with Kings
    DeMarcus Cousins says he is "very happy" in Sacramento and intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer.

    Advice: Cousins had been mentioned in trade rumors frequently over the past couple of seasons but signing an extension would put those discussions to rest. He will be able to sign a five-year extension worth up to $219 million this summer. "I'm a guy that's all about loyalty and honesty," Cousins said. "It's hard, but at the end of the day you gotta remember that this is a business." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 29 points in win vs. BOS
    Jimmy Butler scored 29 points during a 104-103 win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: With the Bulls down one, Butler was fouled with 0.9 seconds and he was able to hit both free throws. After the game, he said he learned the spin-move fadeaway from Dwyane Wade to get the foul call on Marcus Smart. Regarding his banged-up heel, there is really no such thing as half speed for Butler with 39.0 minutes per game since he returned from injury on Feb. 12. Obviously the All-Star break should work wonders to get him right. He's still a top-10 player in standard leagues this season as the alpha. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Jimmy Butler won't have restrictions Thursday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not have restrictions on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: After scoring 19 points with 12 assists, two boards, four steals and four turnovers in 38 minutes on Tuesday vs. Toronto, Butler didn't suffer any setbacks and should be ready for another monster workload with Dwyane Wade (illness) sitting this one out. Butler's usage rate rises from 23.3 to to 31.8 when Wade is off the floor, so he looks like a strong play in all formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein shoots 6-of-16 in 24 mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein got extended run in garbage time on Wednesday, finishing 6-of-16 from the field for 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings lost the third quarter 42-15, ending their dreams of beating the Warriors in two consecutive meetings, and it was garbage time after that. DeMarcus Cousins didn't play down the stretch, allowing WCS to play the entire fourth quarter, so take this game in context. His role is increasing but he's still a tough sell in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Matt Barnes starts 2nd half w/ Afflalo out
    Matt Barnes started the second half on Wednesday with Arron Afflalo out due to hamstring stiffness, finishing with 15 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Barnes added three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer, while making 5-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws. He's really benefited since Garrett Temple (hamstring) went down on Jan. 31, and has now collected double-digit rebounds in five of his past nine games. His fantasy value after the A.S. break hinges largely on what the Kings do, or don't do, at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins held to 23 mins in blowout
    DeMarcus Cousins played only 23 minutes during Wednesday's blowout loss to Golden State, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight. "It's obvious I can't be myself," Cousins said after getting his 17th tech on Sunday. "Me playing how I play is what makes me the player that I am. Obviously it's not acceptable." It seems inevitable that he's going to face at least one more disciplinary DNP stemming from his technical foul issues, and fantasy owners can only hope that he stays on the court when the fantasy playoffs roll around. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Arron Afflalo out for game, Barnes starts 3Q
    Arron Afflalo is out for the remainder of the game on Wednesday with right glute/hamstring stiffness.

    Advice: Matt Barnes started the second half for Afflalo. The team saying that Afflalo is only dealing with stiffness suggests the time off should help him get over this issue. It has also been called precautionary. Afflalo finished with four points and two assists in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores eight points
    Wesley Matthews was held to eight points on 4-of-13 shooting vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Pistons are a top-10 team in terms of fantasy points allowed to shooting guards, so that explains the tough night for Matthews. He logged 37 minutes and missed all seven of his 3-point attempts, adding two rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Mavs are still competitive in the West as we approach the trade deadline, so Matthews' outlook is pretty solid. He was on fire in his previous February games with averages of 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.3 triples, so cut him some slack for this dud. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
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  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:05 pm
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  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He was ruled out earlier today, but apparently he is feeling better with this newest injury report update. If Chandler can't go, Juancho Hernangomez will likely join his bro, Willy, as a starter tonight. Will Barton and Gary Harris would also benefit while we could see some Mason Plumlee play a handful of PF minutes. Daily Slant: Even if Chandler is able to suit up, the Denver side still has plenty of appealing options in what should be one of the best games on the slate. Nikola Jokic is a lock and load option regardless of Chandler's status, but Jokic would only become more appealing if Chandler sits. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton both figure to continue seeing minutes in the mid-thirties, and while Juan Hernangomez isn't likely to play 40+ minutes again tonight, he should still see enough court time to pay off his modest DFS price tag. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
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  • Chandler, Mudiay out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) will also be on the sidelines on Wednesday night, so we could see Juan Hernangomez earn another start with Mason Plumlee logging extended minutes with the second unit. Hernangomez shined as a starter during Monday's win over Golden State, popping off for 27 points, 10 boards and six triple over 43 minutes, so he'll be on the DFS radar if he gets another start tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 am
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  • Matt Barnes scores 5, fills stat sheet in win
    Matt Barnes came off the bench and hit 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, but also had six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Barnes has been an intriguing pickup since Rudy Gay's season ended and is worth a look, averaging 11 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five games. He's getting 30 minutes a night right now and is capable of putting up big numbers at any time. He's just struggled to get many shots with DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison and Ben McLemore getting serious usage on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:44 pm
  • Ben McLemore scores 13 points in win
    Ben McLemore hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points and three rebounds in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was on the bench down the stretch in favor of Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, or he would have had a better night. The minutes were there and he's playing with more confidence, scoring in double figures in four straight games. If you have someone to cut and need 3-pointers, McLemore looks like a decent add right now. Afflalo finished with 10 points and zero 3-pointers in 37 minutes, while Tolliver had just four points in 19 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Darren Colllison scores 13 in win over Lakers
    Darren Collison hit 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He played 40 minutes, but Boogie Cousins was amped for this game and shot it about every time he touched it, limiting Collison's shots in the process. Ty Lawson was out with his adductor strain and any time he's in street clothes, Collison is a viable fantasy play. He just didn't have a big game tonight. If Lawson plays on Wednesday, fading Collison is probably the way to go. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Boogie Cousins goes for 40-12-8 in win
    DeMarcus Cousins racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Boogie didn't pick up a technical foul tonight and played like a man possessed, or a ball hog, depending on your perspective. He had six turnovers, but filled up the stat sheet and willed his team to a win. He's one technical foul away from another suspension, but he will be out there rocking and rolling again against the Warriors tonight. He had 32 points, 12 boards and eight dimes in their last meeting on Feb. 4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Jimmy Butler hits 15-of-19 FTs in return
    Jimmy Butler hit 15-of-19 free throws on his way to 19 points in Tuesday's 105-94 win over the Raptors.

    Advice: That was the fifth time in his career that he made it to the line 19 times. Butler only hit 2-of-10 shots from the field, but he was moving well and matched his career-high with 12 assists while adding two boards, four steals and four turnovers. "I thought Jimmy looked good," Coach Fred Hoiberg said. "I'm sure he's going to be sore tomorrow." The Bulls are off until Thursday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a slight chance that he could be rested with the All-Star break beginning the following day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Terrence Jones, Cunningham out Wednesday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) and Dante Cunningham (personal) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Wednesday will be New Orleans' final game before the break, so it makes sense to hold Jones out with the Pelicans only playing for Ping Pong balls. With both Jones and Cunningham on the sidelines, Alexis Ajinca will have another opportunity to start, and Anthony Davis will flirt with minutes in the 40s. Both Jones and Cunningham should be back in action after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:05 pm
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  • Jimmy Butler (heel) will play Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will play and start Tuesday vs. Toronto, as expected.

    Advice: Butler has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but he'll be without a minutes limit tonight, and with Dwyane Wade (wrist) unavailable he should be operating with a hefty usage rate. Fred Hoiberg will be starting Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant alongside Butler tonight, with Doug McDermott shifting to the bench, but Jimmy Buckets is obviously the most attractive target here in any setting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:20 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Mudiay questionable vs. MIN
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Chandler was withheld from Monday's win over the Warriors due to the illness, but we should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. The same goes for Mudiay. If Chandler can get back to the court Wednesday night, he could be forced into heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:55 pm
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  • Richardson (foot) to return after AS break
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) would ready to play in Miami's first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Richardson has not appeared in a game since January 6th but is expected to miss just one more contest. Upon his return, Richardson could eat into the playing of Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and/or Rodney McGruder, depending on how Coach Spo chooses to deploy him and how effective Richardson is. He can be left on waiver wires for now, as he has had a disappointing season and does not have a clear path to consistent playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:56 am
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  • Jimmy Butler (heel) probable for Tuesday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is probable to play Tuesday night vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Butler has missed four of the Bulls last five games due to the nagging heel injury. With Butler back in the starting lineup, Michael Carter-Williams will return to his role as a reserve. Dwyane Wade (wrist) and Nikola Mirotic (back) have already been ruled out of Tuesday's contest, which means Butler will be asked to shoulder even more of the offensive load than usual. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
  • Omri Casspi (calf) out Tuesday
    Omri Casspi (calf) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers or Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Kings provided an update on his status on Monday, announcing that he has a right plantaris tendon tear and a right medial gastrocnemius strain. The good news is that he's progressing and we should see him soon after the All-Star break. In Casspi's absence, Ben McLemore, Matt Barnes and Arron Afflalo will continue to get the bulk of the wing minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:57 pm
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  • Terrence Jones (thumb) ruled out Monday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) will not play on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: This is the third game in a row on the shelf for Jones, but he remains day-to-day. With Dante Cunningham (personal) out, we could get an extended look at Donatas Motiejunas tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:18 pm
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  • Chandler, Plumlee and Mudiay out Monday
    Wilson Chandler (illness), Mason Plumlee (trade) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Yikes. In case you missed it, Danilo Gallinari (groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are also out. The Nuggets have nine available players tonight, and apart from the starters, expect to see a lot of Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 4:22 pm
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  • Richardson (foot) getting close, out Monday
    Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) is getting "fairly close" to a return, but he'll remain on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: Richardson hasn't played since Jan. 16, but he's starting to take contact and was a full participant during shootaround. His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday in Houston, but chances are the Heat will just withhold him from competing in any sort of game-time action until after the break. Richardson has had an awful season thus far, so it's tough to justify stashing him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 2:56 pm
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  • Terrence Jones (thumb) questionable Monday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Dante Cunningham (personal) has already been ruled out for Monday night, so if Jones can give it a go, he'll likely be looking at 30-plus minutes as a starter. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Jones. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 12:01 pm
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  • Jimmy Butler (heel) participates at practice
    Jimmy Butler (heel) participated during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Butler sat out Sunday's game after aggravating the heel injury on Friday, and while him being able to practice is an encouraging sign, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see Chicago withhold Jimmy Buckets from the next two games in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Michael Carter-Williams would have another opportunity to start. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 11:28 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) misses shootaround
    Wilson Chandler (illness) did not participate in the morning shootaround.

    Advice: He was originally listed as probable, but his status for Monday's game vs. the Warriors is now up in the air. With Danilo Gallinari (groin) already ruled out, that means we could see a heavy dose of both Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 10:09 am
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  • Josh Richardson goes through shootaround
    Josh Richardson (foot) was a full participant at Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: He's still listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Magic, but it's encouraging to see that he's starting to go through full contact work. We should know more soon, but it would still be a slight surprise if Richardson returns tonight. Expect him to be eased back into action upon his return with Dion Waiters and the Heat rolling. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 9:34 am
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  • Ben McLemore gaining confidence
    Ben McLemore said he's gaining confidence because he has a better idea of his role on the Kings.

    Advice: "Absolutely right," McLemore said. "Knowing and understanding when I’m coming out, how many minutes I’m playing, knowing is just a relief and confidence for me being out there, and I can go out there and play free and not worry about making mistakes." Due to injuries to Ty Lawson (adductor) and Garrett Temple (hamstring), McLemore is averaging 12.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games in slightly under 30 minutes a night, putting him firmly on the radar in deeper leagues in the short term. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:52 am
  • Matt Barnes plays 34 mins vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Barnes continues to be a big part of the Kings rotation with injuries to Garrett Temple (hamstring), Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Omri Casspi (calf). Since Jan. 31, he has averaged 32.3 minutes, 10.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. So long as his role remains as is and he continues to be efficient, he warrants a roster spot in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 9:06 pm
  • Ben McLemore scores 11 points vs. Pelicans
    Ben McLemore scored 11 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in Sunday's win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: McLemore is averaging 29 minutes, 12.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.6 3-pointers per game in his last five. So long as Ty Lawson (adductor) and Garrett Temple (hamstring) are out, he should continue to see a boost. That being said, only fantasy owners in deep leagues should be considering him at this time. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:58 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 20 points in 41 mins
    Darren Collison hit 7-of-16 shots for 20 points with eight assists, six rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Collison played big minutes once again and has now seen a two percent boost in usage over his last five games. During that stretch, he has averaged 38.4 minutes, 20 points, five assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. Collison should continue to thrive so long as Ty Lawson (adductor) is sidelined. The Kings’ next game is on Tuesday against the Lakers, who are yielding the fifth most fantasy points per game to point guards. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:48 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins leads Kings with 28 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Sunday's 105-99 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Cousins briefly headed to the locker room to cool off, as he was hit with his 17th technical foul of the season, one away from a one-game suspension, but that did not stop him from recording his 32nd double-double of the season. The big man flirted with a triple-double for the third time in the last five games and is averaging seven dimes per game during that stretch. The only concern for fantasy owners, are the potential suspensions he can face down the stretch due to the technical fouls. He has also averaged five turnovers per game in the last month. Aside from that, he remains a top 10 fantasy player and is second in the league with a 37.5 percent usage rate. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:43 pm
  • Buddy Hield gets ejected from Sunday's game
    Buddy Hield was ejected from Sunday's game after committing a Flagrant-2 foul against DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Hield finished the night with five points, two assists and one 3-pointer, and his night ended after hitting Cousins below the belt. It is unlikely that he gets suspended due to the foul. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 7:09 pm
  • Terrence Jones has been ruled out for Sunday
    Terrence Jones (right thumb) will not play in Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Jones will miss his second straight game with the injury, which will allow Dante Cunningham to get his second consecutive start. Donatas Montiejunas could see added minutes in this contest as well. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:42 pm
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  • Jimmy Butler, Mirotic, Zipser all out Sunday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not play vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (food poisoning) have also been ruled out for Sunday. Butler played on Friday but he was limping late in the game and clearly wasn't 100 percent, so the rest day isn't a total surprise. His next chance to play comes at home vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, and owners should consider him questionable for that game. Michael Carter-Williams stands to gain the most in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 11:05 am
  • Wilson Chandler is probable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Chandler looked fine on Saturday vs. the Cavs when he played through his illness, scoring 13 points in 34 minutes. With another day of rest under his belt, he will be ready for another significant workload on Monday. He's worth deploying in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:59 am
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  • Wesley Matthews scores 20 points
    Wesley Matthews scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a 112-80 win over the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The Magic allow the fifth most fantasy points to opposing SGs this season, so Matthews expectedly had a cakewalk. He did all of his damage in just 25 minutes with six assists, four rebounds, six triples and one steal, making this his fourth game of the season with at least six triples. With the Mavs winning their last 11 out of 16 games, Matthews' outlook for the rest of the season is getting better by the day as his team now looks committed to making a playoff push. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 8:47 pm
  • Omri Casspi (calf) out Sunday
    Omri Cassp (calf) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's not expected to return before the All-Star break. In his absence, Matt Barnes, Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore have been soaking up most of the wing minutes. Casspi isn't worth stashing in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:52 pm
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  • Terrence Jones (thumb) questionable vs. Kings
    Terrence Jones (right thumb) is questionable to face the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: He missed the last game to allow Dante Cunningham to get the start. Cunningham was somewhat productive with 12 points, four boards, one block and three treys in 38 minutes Donatas Motiejunas was not with two points in 19 minutes. If Jones can't go, Cunningham might be a decent low-end punt or Sunday stream. He'll likely be a game-time call. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:10 pm
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  • Jimmy Butler (heel) questionable vs. Wolves
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: He was not sure about his status following Friday's game and even said "that's a good question" when he was asked about it. Butler was clearly limited on Friday and was limping in the fourth quarter. Butler has no problems playing hurt, but this could linger for a while without proper rest. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:04 pm
  • Ben McLemore scores 22 w/ four steals in win
    Ben McLemore posted an all-around gem on Friday vs. the Hawks, scoring a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: The rebounds and steals matched a career-high, while the triples beat his previous career-high of five. With Ty Lawson (groin) out, McLemore had his best game of the season and had the ball in his hands a lot more than usual. He shot 8-of-17 from the field and 6-of-10 from deep in 42 minutes, and this was his fourth game out of his last five with 29 or more minutes. The Kings need bodies right now and McLemore is producing with averages of 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.6 steals in that span, so he's trending up as a pickup in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:35 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 17 points vs. Wolves
    Buddy Hield scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This is one of his best games of the season, but there's no need to adjust his outlook going forward. He has a downward trend on shooting percentage, making 43.5 percent in December, 37.3 percent on January and 35.3 percent in his previous February games. It does help that Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not play, but leave Hield on the wire. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:25 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 22, hits game-winner
    Darren Collison scored 22 points and hit the game-winning layup with 3.5 seconds remaining in Friday's 108-107 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: The Kings outscored the Hawks 34-23 in the fourth quarter and came all the way back from a 22-point deficit. Collison logged 44 minutes with Ty Lawson (groin) watching from the sidelines, shooting 8-of-16 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two triples with just one turnover. If Lawson misses more time, Collison should have another strong game vs. the Pelicans on Sunday -- New Orleans is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing point guards this season. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:18 pm
  • Ben Mclemore starting, Tolliver to bench
    Ben McLemore is starting against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Darren Collison, Arron Afflalo, DeMarcus Cousins and Kosta Koufos will join Mclemore in the first unit with Ty Lawson (ankle) out and Anthony Tolliver shifting to the bench. Despite the starting role, McLemore is not a great option in standard leagues even though he should handle the ball more with Lawson out. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 7:47 pm
  • Terrence Jones, Tyreke Evans out for Friday
    Terrence Jones (thumb) and Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play against the Wolves.

    Advice: This will be Jones' first game out of the lineup due to his thumb sprain. He was actually playing well and seemed to have the starting job locked up, so his fantasy owners should hold steady. Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas could look to get some added minutes while the Pelicans could use their centers. Motiejunas is only worth an add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 3:43 pm
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  • Terrence Jones (thumb) questionable Friday
    Terrence Jones (right thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Friday's game at Minnesota.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of a thumb issue for Jones. Since we can't glean much info from the game notes, we will have to wait for the coach Alvin Genty or Jones himself to speak after shootaround. Jones has been playing his best ball of the season of late. He has started each of the Pels last nine games and is averaging 15.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals over that stretch. Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas would soak up most of Jones' minutes if he does not play. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 9:48 am
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  • Omri Casspi (calf) listed as out Friday
    Omri Casspi (right plantaris tendon strain) is listed as out in the Kings' game notes for Friday's matchup vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Casspi, who has been sidelined since Jan. 13, did say earlier this week that he was feeling much better and "hoping" that he'd be able to play on Friday. Thus, we'll take the game notes designation with a grain of salt and wait for a formal update from either Casspi or the team following Friday morning's shootaround. However, even if he is returning, his fantasy impact will likely be minimal and Casspi can be left on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 6:19 am
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