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  • Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night
    ESPN is reporting that Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Barton started off the year strong, averaging 18 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes over Denver's first three games of the season. However, he has missed 12 of the Nuggets last 15 games due to this nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if Barton will be on a minute restriction Friday. If you have room on your roster and he is still floating around your league's waiver wire, now is the time to nab him. Barton finished last season ranked among the top-85 overall fantasy players, according to Barton's return will likely eat into the minutes of Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray. Today, 9:03 am
  • Roy Hibbert finally feeling healthy
    Roy Hibbert's knees are finally close to 100% for the first time since the start of the season.

    Advice: The last month has been a struggle for Hibbert since his right knee swelled up between the first and second games this season. Hibbert missed five games with that injury, but the effects stretched well beyond that span. However, he is finally playing close to pain-free. On Thursday, he had 11 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes. However, he is still not worth rostering in standard leagues. Today, 7:03 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Rockets
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Today, 12:14 am
  • Draymond Green scores 20 with 15 boards
    Draymond Green scored a season-high 20 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding 15 rebounds, nine assists, one block and two steals in 47 minutes.

    Advice: He was hit with a flagrant foul in overtime for kicking James Harden in the head, so the league may take a look at it given his history. Although, he may not get an additional punishment and it didn't look as bad as some previous cases. He did say he was confused by the flagrant and non-flagrant foul calls and said he'll go read the rule book, so he may get a fine for that, too. On the season, Green's numbers have held steady with only a dip in scoring and an increase to his defensive stats. He's holding first-round value in standard leagues. Today, 12:09 am
  • Sam Dekker gets 26 minutes vs. Warriors
    Sam Dekker played 26 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a team-high 11.9 minutes in the fourth quarter and saw 4.8 minutes in the two overtime frames, so clearly coach Mike D'Antoni trusts Dekker with important minutes. Dekker is coming off a 27-minute game against the Jazz, but some of that is due to garbage time. That said, he does appear to be a guy who could be close to 20 minutes per night. With how many treys the Rockets take and the tempo leading to some steals, Dekker is on the radar in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell looks great vs. Warriors
    Montrezl Harrell was terrific in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets went away from Clint Capela due to some missed free throws and Harrell just ran with his playing time. Nene (rest) did not play in this game, which gave Harrell the opportunity in the first place. Harrell did get most of the center run in overtime and did have a nice preseason, but Capela's extremely solid play before tonight should give him plenty of leash. Harrell is only a speculative pickup in deep leagues. Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Ryan Anderson has big night
    Ryan Anderson scored a season-high 29 points with five rebounds in 45 minutes during Thursday night’s double-overtime win against the Warriors.

    Advice: Anderson drained five from beyond the arc and was tied with James Harden for the most points scored by a Rocket. Anderson does not provide many peripheral stats, but has scored double-digit points in six consecutive games and continues to be a good source of 3-pointers. He tends to be a streaky shooter, so it is wise to take advantage of him now that he is hot. Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia gets just eight minutes
    Zaza Pachulia played just eight minutes against the Rockets on Thursday, finishing with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one block

    Advice: The Warriors just went with a small-ball fest in this game with a ton of Draymond Green at the five. Pachulia has seen his playing time slide and his injury history suggests the Warriors won't be giving him a bump in playing time the rest of the year while they're somewhat healthy. Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Trevor Ariza struggles from deep
    Trevor Ariza made 5-of-13 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, and one steal in Thursday’s double-overtime win against the Warriors.

    Advice: Ariza missed all seven of his shots from beyond the arc, but continues to get plenty of looks. He has now attempted seven or more 3-pointers in four of his last six games. While he does have plenty of bumps in the road due to his cold spells, Ariza's output in steals has still made him an early-round asset in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:18 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles in 2-OT win
    James Harden scored 29 points in a double-overtime win on Thursday night, adding 15 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season and continues to have one of the highest usage rates in the league at 34 percent. He accounts for 61.8 percent of the Rockets assists, 33.1 percent of the points, 24 percent of the steals, and 21.8 percent of the rebounds. He stuffs the stat sheet just about every night and remains a top five fantasy player. Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Tony Allen scores nine in 27 minutes
    Tony Allen scored nine points with six rebounds, three steals and one turnover in 27 minutes during Thursday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: While the Grandfather wasn't yelling "First Team All Defense" tonight, he was just terrific on that end late in the game. He had his three steals all come in the final 6:12 to help get the Grizzlies going. Allen has stepped up with more playing time because of the all the injuries. He even said the Grizzlies were "a makeshift team" in his post-game interview. He will likely be managed later in the season, but he could be a steals specialist for some owners. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Jarell Martin gets 28 minutes off the bench
    Jarell Martin played 28 minutes off the bench against the Magic on Thursday with six points, 10 rebounds and no turnovers.

    Advice: The Grizzlies even used him at small forward during this game due to their lack of depth at that spot. Martin also closed this game out with some solid defense against the Magic bigs. Zach Randolph (personal) could miss additional time, so Martin may have value a little while longer. Yesterday, 10:07 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. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Evan Fournier on fire in Thursday's loss
    Evan Fournier hit all seven of his shots in the first half and finished the night by hitting 11-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 28 points and four assists in Thursday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He missed his season high by one point and is cooking, scoring 25 or more points in three of his last five games. He's hit double figures in 17 straight games and all but one of his games this season. The Magic are an utter mess, but Fournier seems to be the one beacon of light for them right now. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Serge Ibaka posts 11-8-4 line in loss
    Serge Ibaka, coming off an 18-point game on Tuesday, hit 4-of-10 shots for 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes of a tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Magic blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter to lose the game, while the Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing streak with the win. While Ibaka's not exactly crushing it every night, he's still a pretty good player, and is worthy of a fourth-round fantasy pick this season in nine-category leagues. He's playing well right now, averaging 14.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • MDA wants James Harden down to 34 mpg?
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said he eventually wants to get James Harden to 34 minutes per game.

    Advice: This isn't the first time MDA has said he wanted to drop Harden's minutes, but he's played 37.6 minutes per game over his last five outings. Harden is still likely going to put up monster numbers and we're not expecting him to drop too far below his season average of 36.9. Yesterday, 6:39 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) likely to play on Friday
    Will Barton (ankle) is likely to play against the Rockets on Friday night.

    Advice: He's been limited by his ankle injury dating back to Halloween, playing in just three games at 21.0 minutes per outing in that span. Barton has said he wants to be 100 percent before he gives it a go, so maybe that's the case. Since he's been out for the last three, Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray have both improved. Plus, Wilson Chandler has played more minutes at the three. Barton's playing time is uncertain, so he's not as strong of a pickup this time around. He can get hot, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues. Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Draymond Green still not chasing wins
    Draymond Green said he has no interest in winning 73 games this year.

    Advice: "I don't know what the number 73 means," Green said. He said he cares about the home-court advantage, and wants to get better every time the Warriors step on the floor. Green said last year he was worried about getting the 73 wins and called the idea of it last year "dope." The Warriors have won 12 straight and lead the NBA in net rating at 13.0. The Warriors aren't resting players quite as much as anticipated, which could change once they lock up home court. Yesterday, 11:31 am
  • Will Barton (ankle) out for Wednesday night
    Will Barton (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Nuggets may have brought Barton back too soon last week, so they'll be extra careful. Barton's role could also diminish upon his return because of Jamal Murray playing very well. Barton isn't quite as appealing as a stash these days. Jameer Nelson should also benefit with Barton out tonight.Daily Slant: Even with Danilo Gallinari back in the fold, Wilson Chandler should still see ample run with the Nuggets thin on the wing. Chandler has seen huge run in games that have remained competitive and has poured in at least 25 real-life points in his last two games, and he appears to be the Nuggets most reliable contributor offensively. Mike Malone's rotations can always be volatile, so the Nuggets are best utilized in GPPs. The Heat are ranked sixth or better in defensive efficiency and points allowed per game. Wednesday, 1:29 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Will Barton (left ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Barton was able to go through Tuesday's practice, so while he'll likely be spending third straight game on the sidelines Wednesday night, it does appear that he's getting close. With Barton out, Jameer Nelson will have another opportunity to start with Jamal Murray being asked to do more with the second unit. Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • James Harden hits 8-of-23 shots in loss
    James Harden hit just 8-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 120-101 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Harden led the team in minutes, but didn't play very well tonight. He hit 11-of-22 shots in his previous game and came into this one hitting 46 percent of his shots on the season. But he's at just 41 percent overs his lsat five games and the seven dimes tied his season low. Obviously, he's fine and will be ready to blow up again in the near future. Possibly against the Warriors on Thursday. Tuesday, 9:03 pm
  • Ryan Anderson still struggling for Rockets
    Ryan Anderson played just 21 minutes and hit 4-of-7 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and two rebounds in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Anderson is in a funk. Despite seemingly custom-built to play for this Rockets team, he just hasn't been able to get it going. He's scored in double digits in five straight games, but is averaging just 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting in 27 minutes a night over his last five games. There's a long way to go and he still has plenty of time to turn it around. Consider him a buy-low option, and he shouldn't cost you much in a trade right now. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Serge Ibaka leads Magic with 18 points
    Serge Ibaka scored a team-high 18 points with seven rebounds in a 95-83 win over the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Magic. Ibaka shot 7-of-11 from the field and added two assists, two steals, one block and two triples in 34 minutes. He's rolling over his last three games, averaging 18.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.7 triples in that span. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Will Barton (left ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Barton was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday, which is an encouraging sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game. If he is able to get out there, he would likely replace Jameer Nelson in the starting five, and Jamal Murray would lose some touches on offense. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 1:32 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) returns to practice Tues
    Will Barton (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Barton has spent the past two games on the sidelines after aggravating his ankle injury, but his full participation during Tuesday's practice is a positive sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game against Miami. If he is able to return to action on Wednesday night, he could replace Jameer Nelson in the starting lineup, and he could also cut into Jamal Murray's minutes. Check back for another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 12:23 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Draymond Green blocks four shots in win
    Draymond Green returned from a one-game absence in Monday's 105-110 win over the Hawks and blocked four shots with four points, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Green said that he wants to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award "bad" and he showed it tonight, blocking two shots in the final minute of the game. Green didn't look limited at all Monday and his ankle shouldn't be an issue going forward. He only shot 2-of-9 from the field, but Green's fantasy values comes from his elite ability to rack up assists, steals and blocks. You can see one of his clutch blocks in the link below. Monday, 10:12 pm
  • Jarell Martin records first double-double
    Jarell Martin double-doubled with 11 points, 12 rebounds and one triple in 20 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: This was his first career double-double and he picked up a few extra minutes in garbage time. Martin has entered the rotation with Zach Randolph (personal) away from the team, so his recent production isn't sustainable. Monday, 8:20 pm
  • Draymond Green (ankle) will play Monday
    Draymond Green (ankle) will play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He made it through the pre-game warmups and we haven't heard any reports that he will be limited Monday. Fire him up in all lineups. Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Kerr plans to play Draymond Green Monday
    Steve Kerr is planning on Draymond Green playing on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Barring a setback during the pre-game warmups, Green will be in the starting lineup vs. the Hawks. We'll have confirmation within the next hour or so, but it's safe to leave Green in active lineups. Monday, 5:53 pm
  • Draymond Green (ankle) on track to play Mon
    Draymond Green (left ankle) is on track to play Monday vs. the Hawks, according to Warriors' Insider Monte Poole.

    Advice: Pool said after watching Green get in a solid workout during shootaround, and listening to how he talked afterwards, it would be "stunning" if the Warriors opted to hold him out Monday night. "Pushing through [an injury] Game 15 is a little on the extra side," said Green. "But it's not easy. It's boring sitting." Owners can check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off, but it's looking like it's okay to go ahead and throw Green on your active roster. Kevon Looney will return to the bench. Monday, 11:39 am
  • Draymond Green (ankle) headed for a GTD
    Draymond Green (left ankle) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the Hawks.

    Advice: Green was a full participant during shootaround, but acknowledged that his ankle is still feeling a little "tender," and he wants to test it again while going through his pregame routine. Green also said that he's "pretty confident" he'll play tonight, but players also tend to be overly optimistic when discussing their injuries. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off. Monday, 11:11 am
  • Draymond will test his ankle Monday morning
    Draymond Green (left ankle contusion) will test his ankle during Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: This means we should get a better idea regarding his status in about an hour or two. Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevon Looney will start against the Hawks if Green can't go, but he's not a recommended fantasy target. Monday, 10:40 am
  • Trevor Ariza scores 18 points on seven FGA
    Trevor Ariza made the most of limited opportunities on Sunday, scoring 18 points on seven shot attempts with three assists, two rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: The Rockets have won five of their past six games and Ariza is a subtle reason for their success. In addition to his defensive play, he's been lights-out on corner 3-point shooting this season -- he leads the NBA in that category and sank 4-of-5 triples tonight. Although he's less valuable in most points leagues, he's sitting as a top-30 roto value in 9-cat. Sunday, 9:11 pm
  • Rockets win behind James Harden's 38 points
    James Harden lit up the Blazers' defense on Sunday, scoring 38 points on 11-of-22 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs, including a 5-of-12 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Harden also dished out 10 assists with two rebounds, two assists and one block. His five turnovers actually lowered his average as the league-leader in that category (5.6 per game). The mountain of miscues take a toll in 9-cat leagues (and most points leagues), but for 8-cat purposes Harden is vying with Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant as the top overall value. Sunday, 9:06 pm
  • Evan Fournier racks up 27/7/6 with three 3s
    Evan Fournier excelled in a tough home loss vs. the Bucks on Sunday, scoring 27 points on 11-of-21 FGs with a season-high seven assists, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, two steals and just one turnover.

    Advice: The Magic shifted Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic to the bench tonight, and that seemed to get Fournier going as the clear No. 1 offensive option with the first unit. His supporting stats aren't always robust, which makes this line even better, and his owners should be hoping that Frank Vogel sticks with his new-look lineup for at least a few more games. Sunday, 6:54 pm
  • Draymond Green (ankle) questionable Monday
    Draymond Green (left ankle contusion) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: An MRI came back negative and Steve Kerr said that Green's ankle was "fine" after testing, but Golden State won't rush him back at less than 100 percent. Owners should check back for an update after Monday's shootaround -- if he can't suit up, Kevon Looney should draw another fill-in start. Sunday, 4:54 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) out Sunday vs. the Suns
    Will Barton (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Barton has only appeared in six games for the Nuggets this season, and he just hasn't really taken off this year being hampered by various injuries and ineffective play. He wasn't even worth owning after the All-Star break last season, and with the emergence of Jamal Murray, it could be tough for him to get consistent minutes once he is back. Barton isn't worth hanging onto in standard leagues, while Murray is looking like a must-add. Sunday, 11:31 am
  • Kerr says Draymond's MRI was 'fine'
    Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Draymond Green's (left ankle contusion) MRI was "fine."

    Advice: X-rays taken on his ankle were also negative. Green said on Saturday that he was pretty sore and Kerr added that he didn't want to push the forward, but the good news is that he's considered day-to-day. We will hopefully get an update on his status for Monday's game vs. the Hawks later this afternoon, but right now he's currently listed as questionable. Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 34 points in win vs. MIN
    Stephen Curry scored 34 points in a win over the Wolves on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He matched his season high for minutes tonight and hit 30 points for the sixth time this season. The Warriors, like most teams, killed the Wolves in the third with Curry's 17 points leading the charge. They are back to smashing on teams with their NBA-best 13.5 net rating and 11-game winning streak. Better yet for Curry's fantasy owners, coach Steve Kerr says his guys feel fresh, so Curry should continue to drop massive stats. Saturday, 10:33 pm
  • Will Barton questionable for Sunday
    Will Barton (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Suns.

    Advice: Back on Friday, the Nuggets listed him out for personal reasons, but now they are saying it's ankle rehab -- a report from ESPN also confirmed the ankle issues. Barton said before his return that he didn't want to play until he felt like himself, so maybe his awful 21.4 percent from the field since his return is why he's sitting out. He may have lost some run to Jamal Murray anyway, so Barton will have to earn his minutes. Saturday, 12:40 pm
  • James Harden posts triple-double in win
    James Harden posted his fourth triple-double of the season during a 117-104 win against the Kings on Friday, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Rockets were spacing out the Kings out with their NBA record 50 attempts from deep. Harden is currently on pace to set the NBA record for most assists on 3-pointers in a season while he's also setting up his teammates for plenty of points in the paint. Harden also turned in his 13th triple-double as a Rocket, which puts him just one behind Hakeem Olajuwon for the Rockets franchise record. He'll get another awesome matchup against the Blazers on Sunday. Saturday, 12:05 am
  • Ariza scores 18, HOU takes NBA record 50 3PAs
    Trevor Ariza scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Rockets were bombing threes like never before, setting an NBA record with 50 attempts from beyond the arc -- they made 21. Ariza has typically been a horrible starter in the season, but he's off to a fantastic run this year with top-30 value in standard leagues. He has at least one trey and at least one steal in all but one game this season and clearly the return of Pat Beverley hasn't hurt him. Friday, 11:58 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points vs. Lakers
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points 8-of-17 shooting vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Curry added five assists, five rebounds, three steals, four triples and three turnovers. He played 36 minutes in the win, but coach Steve Kerr said before the game that he's not planning on resting his studs in the near future -- that's notable because the Warriors play the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday vs. the Wolves. It makes sense to check his status just in case. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Jarell Martin gets 12 boards off bench
    Jarell Martin scored six points with 12 rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like the next man in the bench big-man pecking order while Zach Randolph (personal) is out. Martin got a start for the Grizzlies back on Nov. 1, so he could be in line for another if they do rest Marc Gasol on Saturday. For what it's worth, he only scored seven points in his 26 minutes during that start. Friday, 10:15 pm
  • Roy Hibbert moves back to the bench
    Roy Hibbert moved back to the bench on Friday with four points, eight rebounds and one block in 21 minutes against the Knicks.

    Advice: He actually looked better than expected and the Hornets will now need Frank Kaminsky to get almost all his minutes at the four. Hibbert is still not worth owning in most leagues. Friday, 8:45 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 19 points in loss
    Serge Ibaka scored 19 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He took a bad fall in the second half in a collision under the basket with Otto Porter. Ibaka landed on his tailbone, but was also grabbing his wrist after the game. For now, he looks to be fine. His fantasy value is also fine in his last five averaging 15.2 points, 7.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He's on a roll and shows no signs of slowing down. Friday, 6:51 pm
  • Roy Hibbert back to bench on Friday
    Cody Zeller will start in New York on Friday night, which means Roy Hibbert will return to the Hornets bench.

    Advice: Hibbert started the last three games in place of Zeller, but averaged just 5.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in less than 15 minutes per contest. With Zeller healthy and back in the starting lineup, there is no reason for Hibbert to be rostered in standard fantasy leagues. Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Will Barton still has some ankle discomfort
    Will Barton (personal) still has some ankle discomfort and remains out for Friday.

    Advice: He was out for personal reasons tonight, but it may be more than that. Barton is off to a terrible run since his return, making just 21.4 percent from the field. On top of that, Jamal Murray has gone off in those three games. Murray gets his best chance at minutes for tonight while Jameer Nelson, Alonzo Gee and Darrell Arthur also help pick up the slack. If you can stash him for a few days, Barton is still a hold in standard leagues. Friday, 1:22 pm
  • Will Barton (personal) will not play Friday
    Will Barton (personal) will not play Friday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Not only will Barton miss Friday's game, but so will Danilo Gallanari, Gary Harris, and Juancho Hernangomez. This means a plenty of Wilson Chandler (although Alonzo Gee may start) and Jamal Murray on Friday night. Both Chandler and Murray should receive serious consideration in DFS. Chandler will finally see heavy minutes at small forward and Murray could be a focal point of the Nuggets offense if he stays hot. Friday, 11:06 am
  • Warriors set assists record in blowout win
    The Warriors lost to the Lakers on Nov. 4 this season, but they atoned on Wednesday with a 149-106 trouncing led by Stephen Curry's 31 points, nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Curry's nine dimes were second on the team behind Draymond Green (11), and the Warriors' team total of 47 assists made history. In addition to setting a franchise record, they had the most assists in an NBA game in 25 years (the Suns had 47 assists during the 1991-92 season). Kevin Durant's impact on Steph's fantasy value may have been over-stated -- he's still on pace for top-five value this season. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell (calf) plays 12 minutes
    Montrezl Harrell (calf) played 12 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring six points with three rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Harrell was reportedly available vs. Detroit on Monday but he didn't play, and his minutes tonight are typical of his role while Clint Capela (31 minutes) and Ryan Anderson (29 minutes) are healthy. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • James Harden has 29 & 15 with 12 turnovers
    James Harden racked up a dubious triple-double on Wednesday, committing 12 turnovers to go along with 29 points and 15 assists.

    Advice: Harden's owners are used to distasteful turnover totals, so this shouldn't be a shocker. He added six rebounds with two steals and three 3-pointers, while making 7-of-13 FGs and 12-of-12 FTs, rounding out a glorious 8-cat line. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Tony Allen quiet in double-OT win vs. Philly
    Tony Allen ran into early foul trouble on Wednesday, finishing a double-OT win vs. the Sixers with nine points on 4-of-10 shooting, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: With both James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) on the shelf, Memphis needs everything they can get from Allen. Grizzlies coach David Fizdale wound up playing Vince Carter for 39 minutes, but we expect a more even allotment between Allen and VC during Friday's game vs. the Heat. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Roy Hibbert starts, plays 17 minutes vs Spurs
    Roy Hibbert started again on Wednesday and notched 10 points with two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Cody Zeller (shoulder) was absent but Hibbert's minutes are still being closely monitored following his knee injury. The Hornets came in as league-leaders in second-half scoring margin at +7.1 points, but the Spurs edged them out by four points after halftime en route to a 119-114 road win. Wednesday, 7:25 pm
  • Serge Ibaka held to five points in 32 minutes
    Serge Ibaka was quiet in 32 minutes vs. the Suns, going 2-of-9 from the field for five points with four rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: Orlando came in averaging a paltry 92.3 points per game. They faced a Suns defense that's given up more points than any other team, yet they still managed just 87 points tonight. Ibaka in particular didn't benefit from the matchup, taking only three shots in the entire first half. He'll be better than this most nights, but Orlando's stagnant offense makes it unlikely he'll have a big year scoring the ball. Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores 25 pts in losing effort
    Evan Fournier was a bright spot for the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 25 points on 9-of-20 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, three steals, two assists and zero turnovers.

    Advice: "[The Suns] are not good at getting back in transition, and we’re going to try to take advantage of that," coach Frank Vogel said before the game. The Magic did outscore the Suns in transition but the totals were modest, at 12-10 in Orlando's favor. Poor offensive execution has been the team's undoing this season, and Fournier's play will be a key if they're going to turn things around. Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Tony Allen is active for Wednesday
    Tony Allen (groin) is active for Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: He should be the starting shooting guard after playing 31 minutes on Monday. Allen's playing time has increased in each of his last two and he could be close to 30 minutes again tonight. He's not a bad option in DFS in a favorable matchup. Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Tony Allen (groin) probable Wednesday vs. PHI
    Tony Allen (groin) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Memphis just lost both Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) for the next two weeks, so they're going to need everything they can get from Allen. He should be playing around 30 minutes for however long his body holds up, and he's worth owning as a steals specialist in deep leagues. Tuesday, 3:34 pm
  • Trevor Ariza returned to action on Monday November 21. Tuesday, 12:39 am
  • James Harden scores 28 points vs. DET
    James Harden scored 28 points against the Pistons during a 99-96 win on Monday, adding eight rebounds, 11 assists, one block, six turnovers and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a rough night shooting the ball, making 6-of-17 from the field and 14-of-19 from the line. Harden is still holding his assist lead with 12.4 per game, which hasn't really dropped too much since the return of Patrick Beverley. He may not have as many plays for him -- there will still be a ton -- but Harden could add more catch-and-shoot threes. He's still in the mix as the top player going forward, especially in eight-cat leagues. Monday, 10:21 pm
  • Sam Dekker scored a career-high 12 points
    Sam Dekker scored a career-high 12 points against the Pistons on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's quickly become coach Mike D'Antoni's No. 2 wing behind Eric Gordon, who struggled big time tonight. Dekker is capable of playing both forward spots, so he could wind up carving out a role and is way ahead of K.J. McDaniels. Obviously he's only worth a look in deep leagues, but he seems to have locked up a role for minutes in the teens. Monday, 10:05 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 21 w/ three blocks
    Serge Ibaka scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes in a 93-89 loss to the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a completely new player since his revenge game against the Thunder on Nov. 13. This was his second game in a row with three blocks and his third game in a row in which he shot 50 percent or above from the field. He's averaging 17.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five games and continues to trend up. He could flirt with early-round value very soon if he keeps this pace up. Monday, 9:08 pm
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