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  • Josh Hart was signed by LAK on Sunday November 19. Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Mason Plumlee returned to action on Sunday November 19. Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Jamal Murray quiet in 24 minutes vs. Lakers
    Jamal Murray was quiet during Sunday's loss to the Lakers, scoring 10 points on 2-of-11 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs, with four rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Murray missed all of his 3-point attempts tonight, but he added two steals and one block. There's nothing to worry about here -- Murray had scored 30+ points in two of his previous three games, and he's always one game away from an explosive performance. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma hits 7-of-11 shots for 17 points
    Kyle Kuzma finished Sunday's win vs. the Nuggets with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Luke Walton reportedly "challenged Kuzma to focus on his all-around game" prior to this contest, and he yanked him early tonight after some ill-advised shots. The playing time was easily Kuzma's lowest in November, but nothing suggests this will become a trend. He'll clear 30 minutes vs. the Bulls on Tuesday and remains a solid option in almost every fantasy format, despite a lack of defensive stats. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Lonzo Ball triple-doubles in Lakers' home win
    Lonzo Ball posted the second triple-double of his NBA career on Sunday with 11 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers snapped a two-game losing streak tonight and Ball continues to be a fantasy dynamo, with the glaring exception of percentages (30.8% FGs and 46.2% FTs). In every other respect he's been awesome, averaging 6.6 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.1 threes and 0.9 blocks. His fantasy value hinges on each league's scoring settings -- if you can ignore percentages, the 20-year-old is already a stud. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Kenneth Faried logs nine bench minutes
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Sunday for two points and three rebounds in nine minutes.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Paul Millsap (wrist) didn't play after halftime, but it was guys like Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles who benefited the most. That speaks volumes about Faried's lack of fantasy appeal in Denver. Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Julius Randle gets 24/7/5, hits 11-of-18 FGs
    Julius Randle lit up the Nuggets on Sunday for a season-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting, hitting one 3-pointer with seven rebounds, five assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Randle played 32 minutes, after logging just 16 minutes vs. Phoenix on Friday, and after the game coach Luke Walton said, "When [Randle] plays like he did tonight, he's as good as anyone in this league]." Nikola Jokic (ejection) and Paul Millsap (wrist) were both out after halftime tonight, and Randle deserves credit for taking advantage of the situation, but we're skeptical since Kyle Kuzma is playing well at PF and Larry Nance (hand) is due back soon. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Mason Plumlee starts 2nd half for Jokic
    Mason Plumlee started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Nikola Jokic (ejection), finishing with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jokic's ejection was questionable, at best, and there's almost no way that he'll face further punishment from the league. As such, there's no reason to think Plumlee will help fantasy owners vs. the Kings on Monday. He made 4-of-6 shots tonight, but emphasized one of his fantasy weaknesses with a 2-of-10 mark at the FT line. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Will Barton starts 3Q for Millsap (wrist)
    Will Barton started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Paul Millsap (wrist), finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap had X-rays on his wrist and the results haven't been announced, but either way Barton should already be owned. He's quietly racking up mid-round value (8-cat and 9-cat) in under 30 minutes per game, which should be sustainable all season. Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Trey Lyles plays well w/ Millsap (wrist) out
    Trey Lyles took advantage of expanded minutes with Paul Millsap (wrist) leaving early on Sunday, posting 10 points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Lyles has scored more than five points just twice this season, but he'd be worth a speculative pickup if Millsap is ruled out for an extended period. To be clear, Millsap is just day-to-day as we await test results, so there's no immediate value to be found here. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Gary Harris stays hot w/ 20 points, four 3s
    Gary Harris made 7-of-13 shots including four 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing a loss vs. the Lakers with a team-high 20 points in 33 minutes of action

    Advice: Harris added three rebounds and one block, and his scoring ability became even more important with Nikola Jokic getting ejected in the second quarter tonight. His recent shoulder injury is a non-factor since he's been hyper-efficient with 66.7% shooting over the past two games (4.0 triples per game). Harris is rolling along as a top-50 roto value. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Paul Millsap (wrist) awaits X-rays results
    Paul Millsap (left wrist) had X-rays taken after leaving Sunday's game in the first half, but the results aren't yet known.

    Advice: Millsap didn't play after halftime on Sunday, but Denver was trailing by more than 20 points so hopefully this isn't a long-term issue. The X-rays results should be disclosed soon. If Millsap does miss time, Trey Lyles should gain the most, with guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee also picking up the slack. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left wrist sprain) exits Sunday
    Paul Millsap exited Sunday's game with a left wrist sprain, finishing with five points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap headed into the locker room and emerged with his wrist taped in the first half, but Will Barton replaced him in the starting lineup after halftime. This could be a simple precaution, especially since Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Denver trailed by 22 points at halftime, but we'll consider Millsap questionable for Monday's road game in Sacramento. Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Robin Lopez posts 16 & 10 in 31 minutes
    Robin Lopez bounced back on Sunday with 16 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes vs. the Suns, making 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs.

    Advice: The veteran big man was an uncharacteristic 5-of-16 from the field in his previous two games, with more fouls (seven) than rebounds (five), so it was nice to see him return to form. The Suns' frontcourt isn't formidable defensively, of course, but RoLo gets another promising matchup vs. his brother in L.A. on Tuesday. Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Justin Holiday shoots 5-of-20 in 37 minutes
    Justin Holiday scored 13 points with three 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes on Sunday, but he shot just 5-of-20 from the field without any FT attempts.

    Advice: David Nwaba (ankle) will "most likely" be out again vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, according to coach Fred Hoiberg, so Holiday's playing time should be safe in the short-term. That said, his heavily-weighted 35.9% shooting is dragging down his value in most fantasy formats, and the eventual return of Nwaba and Zach LaVine (knee) makes him an obvious sell-high player. Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • Greg Monroe racks up 10/6/4 in 21 minutes
    Greg Monroe had 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and one block in just 21 minutes of action on Sunday.

    Advice: Monroe didn't play the final 16 minutes of tonight's game, with Alex Len getting the clutch minutes during the Suns' home victory. Tyson Chandler (illness) has been out since Thursday but he's day-to-day, so there's no clear incentive to own Monroe in most leagues. Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver plays 11 minutes off bench
    Anthony Tolliver played 11 minutes off the bench on Sunday, hitting 2-of-4 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs to finish with seven points.

    Advice: Tolliver made one 3-pointer while handing out one assist, but that was the extent of his contributions. He's a regular part of the Pistons' rotation, but won't have fantasy value unless injuries thin out the frontcourt. Yesterday, 6:37 pm
  • Draymond Green gets roto-friendly line Sunday
    Draymond Green chipped in seven rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer on Sunday, but he made just 1-of-8 field goals to finish with five points in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Green is now averaging 8.0 points in his previous three games. Fantasy owners aren't complaining, however, because he continues to stuff the stat sheet elsewhere -- on the season, he's averaging 7.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 triples and 1.1 steals. His unique talent seems designed for category-based leagues. Yesterday, 6:03 pm
  • Victor Oladipo chips in across board vs. Heat
    Victor Oladipo shot just 6-of-15 from the field for 15 points on Sunday, but he chipped in five assists, four rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Oladipo's ability to contribute across-the-board stats is critical for fantasy purposes, especially as opposing defenses make him a focal point. "This is part of the process with Victor, going against these elite defenders and still be productive," Nate McMillan said after Friday's game. This was just the second time in Indy's past six games that Oladipo has failed to score 20 points, and he should fare better scoring-wise vs. the Magic on Monday. Yesterday, 5:01 pm
  • Derrick Walton Jr. plays garbage time Sunday
    Derrick Walton Jr. made his second NBA appearance on Sunday, scoring two points in three minutes off Miami's bench.

    Advice: The rookie PG only played in garbage time, and Erik Spoelstra made it clear that he's not part of the rotation. "[Miami's G-League affiliate] doesn’t play for a while, so we thought it would be a good opportunity [for Walton Jr.] to spend some time with us," Spoelstra said. "It’s more about development. We feel like we can roll with what we have." Yesterday, 4:56 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas gets benched for 2nd half
    Jonas Valanciunas was benched for nearly the entire second half of action on Sunday, finishing with just four points, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This was Valanciunas' second four-point stinker in a row, and as long as Dwane Casey is at the helm in Toronto, JV owners can expect plenty of games like this. To Casey's credit, Valanciunas was fairly abysmal on the defensive end, and after the Wizards got off to a quick 12-4 run to begin the second half of action, Valanciunas went to the bench and never touched the floor again. His minutes will be inconsistent throughout the year, making JV an annoying guy to own as long as he's in Toronto. Yesterday, 3:58 pm
  • Otto Porter scores 15 points with two triples
    Otto Porter went 6-of-13 from the field and 1-of-3 from the stripe on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Porter gets a lot of his buckets on drive-and-kicks from John Wall (knee), so when Wall isn't out there, Porter's efficiency somewhat suffers. In fact, Wall has been the No. 1 assister to Porter this season and by a wide margin with 32 FGM coming directly from a Wall pass, with Porter converting on just 11 of Bradley Beal's passes. This was still a solid stat line for Porter, but we can expect an uptick in efficiency if Wall is able to get back out there on Monday night. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) out again Monday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) will not play vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: Aminu's initial timetable was 2-3 weeks, and we'll hit the three-week mark on Nov. 24. Caleb Swanigan hasn't done much as a starter over the past few games, and Aminu's absence primarily benefits guys like Noah Vonleh, Moe Harkless and Pat Connaughton. Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Derrick Walton Jr. recalled from the G-League
    Derrick Walton Jr. has been recalled from the G-League.

    Advice: He'll be available to play today, but there are no guarantees he'll step foot on the court. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) remains questionable
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is still listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Coach Brett Brown is expecting him to play and it's a good sign that Bayless was able to participate in Sunday's practice. If Bayless is able to play, that would eat into the minutes of guys like J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. He's more of a deep-league fantasy asset and could be limited on Monday. Yesterday, 10:59 am
  • Beasley says he'll do whatever NYK needs
    Michael Beasley said he'd like to have a bigger role but is waiting patiently for his next chance.

    Advice: "I think everybody wishes they played more — except the guys playing 45 minutes a night,’’ Beasley said. "But I’m not here to say what I need or want personally. Whatever the team needs. If they need me to play 40 minutes, I’ll play it. If they want me to clap on the bench, I’ll do it." His attitude has been great, and after two DNP-CDs in a row, Beasley gave the Knicks a lift with 10 points in 12 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday. As long as Kristaps Porzingis is healthy, Beasley can be left on the wire. Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • D.J. Augustin returned to action on Saturday November 18. Saturday, 11:51 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 25 points in win
    C.J. McCollum scored 25 points during a 102-90 win over the Kings on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Damian Lillard was also solid with his 22 points, two rebounds, six dimes, one steal, one block and one trey. As for McCollum, he's been one of the league's best shooters with his 50.6 percent from deep to get him to 3.1 triples per game. Compared to last year, his dimes and blocks are down, but his steals and boards are up. McCollum is a top-20 player so far this year and he'll probably stay there. Saturday, 10:04 pm
  • D.J. Augustin struggles vs. Jazz
    D.J. Augustin (hamsring) returned after a seven-game absence on Saturday, failing to score with one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He did play a little bit in garbage time, but he was not very good while he was out there -- also a laughable -28 in plus/minus. Augustin should be able to get his role back with minutes around 18, but he's probably not going to see much run next to Elfrid Payton because of Jonathon Simmons. Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) available vs. Jazz
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is available against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He's back after missing his last seven games. The Magic just had Elfrid Payton come back from a hamstring injury and coach Frank Vogel voiced some concerns about it, so they may not play Augustin much in his return. He did go through practice on Friday, so perhaps he does get minutes in the teens. Shelvin Mack is probably moving out of the rotation soon. Saturday, 2:24 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) now probable
    Updating a previous item, Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: He was questionable earlier this afternoon, but he should be good to go. Expect him to back up Nikola Jokic for 13-15 minutes unless there's a blowout. He's not really a great add in fantasy while Jokic is healthy. Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) questionable
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: After an MRI earlier this week, he did play 19 minutes on Friday. If Plumlee is out for this one, Kenneth Faried would likely pick up some extra minutes at the five. Wilson Chandler could also play some four, which may open up minutes for guys like Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez. Saturday, 12:27 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) ruled out Saturday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Warriors and is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: The questionable tag for Monday is a good sign, as it confirms that Bayless is moving in the right direction. He will eat into the minutes of J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot upon his return. Saturday, 8:41 am
  • Lonzo Ball to stay remain in starting lineup
    Coach Luke Walton said he is not considering moving Lonzo Ball out of the starting lineup.

    Advice: "He's our starting point guard," Walton said after practice earlier this week. "So there's no discussion, no talks as of now of moving Lonzo to the bench. Nah. He's our starting point guard." Ball had been benched in the fourth quarters of the Lakers win on Monday and their loss on Wednesday. However, Ball closed out the game on Friday, despite continued struggles with his shooting. Ball's rebounding and assist numbers remain strong, but his poor percentages hurt his value. He currently ranks outside the top-150 in nine-category fantasy leagues. Saturday, 6:59 am
  • Greg Monroe scores six points
    Greg Monroe scored six points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He had nowhere to go but down after his 20-point, 11-board Suns debut. Monroe is really going to have a tough time hanging around in this up-tempo offense, and he is brutal on defense. It's really hard to buy his long-term upside because it's very likely he's not on the roster in a few months and he would likely be on a team with a lot of weapons. Friday, 11:01 pm
  • Arrow Pointing Up: Jamal Murray scores 31
    Jamal Murray was on fire again during a 146-114 win over the Pelicans on Friday, making 13-of-18 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It was easily his most aggressive game this year with a career-high 10 two-point makes, and he was only 3-of-7 from deep. The Nuggets continue to go as Murray goes with his 62.2 TS% in wins and just 45.7 TS% in losses, so not surprisingly they won by 32 here. After he couldn't make open treys in October with his 18.2 percent from deep, Murray is now up to a November offensive line of 16.3 points and 2.0 treys per game on 52.7 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from deep and 84.2 percent from the line. He does need to up his steals and he won't help in dimes, but Murray's fantasy owners have to feel a heck of a lot better these days. Friday, 10:54 pm
  • Lonzo Ball scores six points vs. Suns
    Lonzo Ball scored just six points with six rebounds, six assists, a career-high five steals, one block and three turnovers vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: Ball's best game of the season came against the Suns when he had 29 points against them on Oct. 20, but it's pretty much been downhill since. He finished 3-of-7 from the field and missed both of his free throws, and it's a concern that he managed just six points against the tiny backcourt combo of Tyler Ulis and Mike James. On the bright side, at least he closed this game after getting benched in the fourth quarter of his previous two games. Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 20 points in full line
    Paul Millsap scored 20 points with six rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, two steals and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: October was not fun, but Millsap is having himself quite a month in November. In his last eight games, he averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 treys. His Atlanta offense and this Denver offense are night and day, but now he seems to have it figured out. If you bought low on Halloween, you're in for a treat. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Gary Harris scores season-high 22 points
    Gary Harris made 9-of-11 from the field for a season-high 22 points with three rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He said there was some mental concern about getting over his soreness in his shooting shoulder, but chances are those concerns went away when he swished his first two attempts from deep in this game. Harris has said his goal is shoot 45 percent from deep this year, and he's on pace to do so with his 46.2 percent to get him to 13.2 points and 2.3 treys per game. Harris is a fantasy stud in a great offense. It's also worth a mention he played in garbage time, so the Nuggets really wanted to get him up to speed after missing a week. Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma scores career-high 30 points
    Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 30 points in Friday's 122-113 loss to Phoenix.

    Advice: Wow. He started this game 0-of-6 at halftime, but finished 11-of-23 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with 10 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes. This was his sixth game of the season with 20+ points which is more than any other rookie, and there's no way that coach Luke Walton can justify taking him out the starting lineup with Larry Nance (hand) nearing a return. He doesn't get many defensive stats, but he's still a must-start player in all formats. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Mason Plumlee scores six
    Mason Plumlee scored six points with six rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He had an MRI on his core, but he didn't need to miss time. Plumlee does get some PF minutes next to Nikola Jokic, but there isn't much upside here. Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 27 in win over CHA
    Justin Holiday scored a season-high 27 points in Friday's 123-120 win over the Hornets, hitting 10-of-15 shots and 3-of-3 free throws.

    Advice: He was returning from a one-game absence for personal reasons and finished two points shy of his career-high. Holiday nailed four triples in the win, adding three rebounds, three steals and one block in 36 minutes, Zach LaVine (knee) isn't expected back until mid-December, so there are more good times ahead for Holiday's owners. Friday, 8:47 pm
  • Victor Oladipo grabs 15 boards, scores 21
    Victor Oladipo grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against the Pistons during a 107-100 win on Friday, adding 21 points, four assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pacers looked like they were dead when they were down 22 points in the third quarter, but they managed to pull out the win with their 36-19 edge in the fourth. Oladipo's minutes have been soaring lately with 35.6 per game over his last five outings with one garbage-time game mixed in, averaging 23.2 points, 6.8 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 treys. He's the real deal. Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) expected to play
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He had an MRI and it came back clean, and coach Mike Malone said it's just about him playing through the pain. Plumlee is only a deep-league fantasy asset as he's averaging just 15.4 minutes per game as Nikola Jokic's backup. Friday, 5:50 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Plumlee and it probably happened on Monday with only six minutes against the Blazers. If Plumlee can't play, Kenneth Faried would likely pick up the 10-15 minutes behind Nikola Jokic at center -- Jokic could get in foul trouble against DeMarcus Cousins. Plus, the Nuggets do use two-center lineups at times, so there could be minutes for the perimeter players with Wilson Chandler playing more four at times. Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Will Barton back to bench on Friday
    With Gary Harris (shoulder) returning to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Will Barton will head back to the bench.

    Advice: Barton started in place of Harris in each of Denver's last two games, but has been very productive off the bench this season as well. Barton is averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 28.5 minutes over 12 games as a reserve. Despite the return of Harris, Barton should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 10:44 am
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) will play Friday
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) will play Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Harris missed two straight games, but practiced in full on Wednesday and has been trending in the right direction since. Harris has yet to take the step forward that many predicted he would coming into this season but we'll see if bounces back following this short respite. Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay will see their minutes scaled back with Harris returning to the lineup. Friday, 10:31 am
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) questionable Sat
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He did go through practice on Friday and has a good chance to return. We should have a reliable update on Augustin either after practice on Friday or following Saturday morning's shootaround. Upon his return, D.J. will replace Shelvin Mack as Elfrid Payton's primary backup. Friday, 8:13 am
  • Lakers want Ball to improve shot selection
    Coach Luke Walton said he wants Lonzo Ball to improve his shot selection.

    Advice: Ball has struggled mightily with his shot all season and has been benched in the fourth quarter in each of the Lakers last two games. Walton told reporters that some of Ball's 3-point attempts have been forced and not within the flow of the offense. "If he’s going to his left and they go under (a screen) and he’s in rhythm and wants to pull up and shoot that 3, then we’re good with that. That’s what we want," said Walton. Ball will look to snap out of his slump Friday night vs. the Suns. Friday, 7:02 am
  • Greg Monroe scores 20 points with 11 boards
    Greg Monroe scored 20 points in his Suns debut on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during a blowout loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: The Rockets went right at him early in the game and it's part of the reason the Suns were out of it early. The Suns are almost certainly going to be trading him or buying him out at some point because of his expiring contract and maybe this will help them move that along faster than expected. His long-term upside doesn't sound great, but the Suns really don't have much direction. If you want to pick him up to use him before he's dealt and you need a big man, it's not a bad idea. Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 11 points
    Draymond Green scored 11 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: The Warriors have some more depth up front this year, so Green came into this game with just 19 percent of his minutes coming without another PF/C next to him -- that's not counting Kevin Durant. He's still right there on most of his averages except on a massive dip from his 2.0 steals last year to 1.1 this year. On the bright side, his efficiency is way up and it's likely just a matter of before the steals start to pile up, so expect him to be an early-round player going forward. Thursday, 8:02 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) remains out vs. Kings
    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) remains out for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: He was expected to miss 2-3 weeks back on Nov. 3, so he's likely going to be on the back end of that or perhaps even later. It looks like Caleb Swanigan will have another chance to start and Moe Harkless should handle some minutes at the four as well. Thursday, 7:10 pm
  • Greg Monroe will start at center vs. Rockets
    Greg Monroe will start at center against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Suns will get their new trade chip out there in what is going to be a really tough matchup for him. Monroe has not played since Oct. 26 due to his calf injury and has been inactive since the Suns traded for him on Nov. 7. It's very unlikely that Monroe will be on the roster in a couple months and the Suns continue to talk about development of their young players, so the bar shouldn't be very high on Moose. Alex Len should still be able to get minutes in the 20s tonight. Clint Capela is probably in for a big night. Thursday, 5:48 pm
  • Harris (shoulder) officially questionable
    Gary Harris (right shoulder) is officially questionable to face the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He's said he's trending in the right direction and coach Mike Malone said he's expecting Harris to be out there. Harris' injury is to his shooting shoulder, so he may not be as aggressive as a shooter from deep. Plus, he said it's mental, which may bother him even more because he said he wants to shoot 45 percent from deep this year. If he's back, Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay would take a hit. Thursday, 2:48 pm
  • D.J. Augustin hopes to play Sat. or Monday
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) hopes to return to game action on Saturday against the Jazz or Monday against the Pacers

    Advice: "I’m leaving it up to the training staff on when I could return, but it’s looking like pretty soon," Augustin said. "It’s hard to sit out. But with a hamstring, you want to be careful with it, because it could recur and I don’t want to go backwards." Dating back to when Augustin went down on Nov. 1, Jonathon Simmons has made it clear he can be a ball handler in the second unit. DJA likely won't hurt Simmons, but Shelvin Mack would likely move out of the rotation. Thursday, 12:14 pm
  • Greg Monroe (calf) says he's playing Thursday
    Greg Monroe (calf) said he's been told he will play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: It will be his debut for his new team and it's still unclear how much he'll play. Monroe has been on the practice court for about a week, so he may be able to get 20-24 minutes. Most indications are that the Suns won't be keeping him for long, so it'll be tough to count on him in the long term. Alex Len should still have a solid role with minutes in the mid 20s. Thursday, 11:27 am
  • Justin Holiday (personal) will start Friday
    Justin Holiday (personal) will start on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He's back after a one-game absence. Holiday will join Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez in the first unit, but coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't decided who he will start in the other two spots. If you need triples, Holiday is your guy with averages of 14.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.5 triples. Thursday, 10:15 am
  • Kyle Kuzma scores career-high 24 points
    Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been on Kuz control since Larry Nance Jr. (hand) went down in the first game this month. In November, Kuzma has averaged 16.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys in 35.1 minutes per game. The Lakers starters actually haven't been bad this month, so Kuzma could still hold his starting job once Nance is back. Besides his lack of defensive stats, he should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • Julius Randle gets blocked five times
    Julius Randle made 2-of-12 from the field for eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, three turnovers and six fouls in 30 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The poor shooting line was not because he was missing with five blocks against tonight. He did not enjoy his time against Joel Embiid and was blocked by The Process three times tonight -- Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson also got him once each. Randle is still doing damage with his role as the backup center, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • Big Benching Brand: Lonzo doesn't play in 4Q
    Lonzo Ball got benched again on Wednesday during a loss to the 76ers, making 1-of-9 from the field for two points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Uh oh. He didn't play in final 16:04 tonight, and didn't play in the final 14:47 on Monday. This benching has been compounded by Jordan Clarkson getting hot these days, which won't go on forever. Ball has just been a complete disaster as a scorer with his 36.4 TS% on his 19.1 usage rate on the season. How bad is that? Well, no scoring qualifier has finished a season with a usage rate of at least 19 and a TS% below 39. We all knew Ball wasn't going to be a plus scorer, but he's off to one of the worst starts in history from an efficiency standpoint. Hopefully you're punting FG% anyway, and at least Ball has nowhere to go but up. Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Robin Lopez struggles in 22 mins Wednesday
    Robin Lopez struggled vs. the Thunder with six points on 2-of-6 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and three fouls in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Chicago's starters were routed to begin the game and only Lauri Markkanen played 30+ minutes. That led to extra run for backup big man Cristiano Felicio, who chipped in eight points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 18 minutes. RoLo has been good this year but the Bulls are a rebuilding team, so they're unlikely going to give their 29-year-old center heavy minutes all season. Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 21 points
    Jonas Valanciunas matched his season-high 21 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and five turnovers in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played extremely well on defense in his two games against the Pelicans, so that may explain the uptick. This was the first time all season Valanciunas hit double-digit scoring in consecutive games all year. He played just 20.0 minutes per game in his previous games this month, but he's been efficient as a scorer and on the glass. Maybe there's still a chance to buy low on him. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) expected to play Fri
    Gary Harris (shoulder) said he wants to play Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: "Really, it’s more from a mental and confidence standpoint with that shoulder," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "I would be surprised if he doesn’t play on Friday night." Harris went through a full contact practice on Wednesday without issue, so he should be back in action on Friday night, which would send Will Barton back to the bench. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Greg Monroe is questionable for Thursday
    Greg Monroe (calf) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: He has been working out for about a week, so he may be over his calf injury. On the other hand, there is plenty of talk of a buyout or trade, so that could be a factor on Monroe's availability. He's not really worth stashing in most formats. Wednesday, 11:56 am
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) went through practice
    Gary Harris (shoulder) went through practice on Wednesday and said he’s trending in the right direction to be able to play on Friday.

    Advice: The team has not said anything about his status after missing the last two games. However, it sounds like he has a great chance to play after getting a week off. With him out, it's been Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay stepping up. Wednesday, 11:50 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play vs. LAL
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team announced he had swelling in his wrist a week ago, so he's likely going to be sitting out based on his problems with his wrist in the past. With him out, it's been Robert Covington, J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot getting some extra chances. Wednesday, 11:15 am
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) unlikely for Wed
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is making progress but is unlikely to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Per Orlando beat reporter John Denton, Augustin was getting shots up after practice and is "getting closer," but will likely sit out at least one more game. After Wednesday, the Magic don't play again until Saturday, so Augustin will have three more days to let his hamstring heal. Shelvin Mack will continue to serve as Elfriid Payton's backup. Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Josh Hart sent down to the G-League
    Josh Hart has been assigned to the Lakers' G-League affiliate.

    Advice: Hart has been out of the rotation for the past two games, so he'll head down to the G-League to get some minutes. Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Justin Holiday (personal) ruled out Wednesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Justin Holiday (personal) would not play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Congrats are in order, as Holiday is away from the team due to the birth of his first child. Holliday leads the Bulls in minutes (33.9 per game) and field goal attempts (14.3), so there will be plenty of playing time and scoring opportunities to go around on Wednesday. Coach Hoiberg said that Kris Dunn will likely make his first start of the season but that he was unsure who would start at small forward. Lauri Markkanen (ankle) is expected to play and could be leaned on heavily. Tuesday, 9:13 am
  • Lakers won't change Lonzo Ball's form
    Lakers president Magic Johnson said that the coaching staff won't attempt to fix or change Lonzo Ball's form this season.

    Advice: Ball is shooting just 31.3 percent from the floor, 25.0 percent from 3-point territory and 50.0 percent from the free-throw stripe. "Let him shoot the way he's been shooting and hopefully they'll go in," said Magic. "And so, we're not gonna mess with it. If after the season, and he's not shooting well, then we'll sit down with him and say, 'Hey, let's maybe look at a different way or let's try to improve the way you are shooting." Tuesday, 7:20 am
  • Draymond Green scores season-high 20 points
    Draymond Green scored a season-high 20 points in Monday's 110-100 win over the Magic.

    Advice: The All-Star forward finished an efficient 8-of-11 from the field and hit 1-of-2 free throws, adding five assists, four rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. Stephen Curry sat this one out with a bruised thigh and Draymond's usage rate climbs from 15.5 to 19.3 with Curry off the floor, so that explains the sudden spike in production. It sounds like Curry will be back on Thursday vs. Boston, but Draymond would be an elite DFS play once again if Curry can't go. Monday, 10:33 pm
  • Will Barton playing well for Nuggets
    Will Barton got another start for Gary Harris (shoulder) on Monday and had 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Harris should be back for the next one, but Barton has been playing well, getting minutes at point guard, shooting guard and small forward. In fact this was one of his worst games in recent memory, which is saying something. He's averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. He should be owned everywhere. Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Paul Millsap drains five treys in loss
    Paul Millsap hit 6-of-16 shots and a season-high five 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 34 minutes of Monday's 99-82 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Millsap has been a bit disappointing this season, but has been Mr. Consistency in his last four games, scoring 17, 17, 16 and 18 points while averaging 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.8 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in that span, shooting 44 percent. Millsap appears to be coming on and the fact he knocked down five triples is icing on the cake. Hopefully his slow start will be a distant memory in a couple weeks. Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 18 points
    Jamal Murray made 7-of-19 from the field for 18 points with five rebounds, one steal and six turnovers in 39 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He was open for a handful of his triples, but he couldn't knock any of his seven attempts from deep. Murray is playing off the ball more than he was earlier this year, but he continues to get heavy usage as a scorer. This was one of his most inefficient games of the year, but at least Murray has a green light and Emmanuel Mudiay has also really cooled off. Monday, 9:35 pm
  • Lonzo Ball scores seven points in win
    Lonzo Ball made 3-of-10 from the field for seven points during a 100-93 win over the Suns on Monday, adding five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: No triple-double here and he couldn't come close to matching his career-high 29 he had against the Suns last time he played them, but the Lakers did break their three-game losing streak. Plus, coach Luke Walton benched Ball down the stretch because Jordan Clarkson was playing well. Ball is still really struggling with his jumper at just 25.2 percent on those 107 attempts, and he's also had 11 of his 59 layups get blocked as well. Ball is also terrible as a transition scorer, which he'll really need to improve in this offense. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Julius Randle plays just 19 minutes
    Julius Randle scored eight points with eight rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: After logging at least 21 minutes in each of his last three, Randle saw his playing time drop a tad in this win. He hasn't even played a minute next to Brook Lopez in the last five games and he's only played 15 minutes next to Andrew Bogut in that span, so coach Luke Walton hasn't really adjusted Randle's role after the Larry Nance (hand) injury. He's still a fine hold in standard leagues. Monday, 9:15 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder soreness) out Monday
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) will not play on Monday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Harris was a game-time call and coach Mike Malone said he's "definitely feeling better," and now he has a few days off to prepare for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. With Harris out, both Will Barton and Jamal Murray will get a nice bump in value. Monday, 5:33 pm
  • Derrick Walton Jr. sent down to the G-League
    Derrick Walton Jr. has been assigned to Miami's G-League affiliate.

    Advice: He's on a two-way contract, so he'll be spending a lot of time with the Skyforce this season. Monday, 3:38 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) a game-time decision
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) will be a game-time call for Monday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: "He’s definitely feeling better and was able to get some good treatment yesterday," said head coach Mike Malone. "For today he was able to participate in portions of shootaround." Harris going through portions of shootaround is encouraging, but we'll have a better idea on his status after he goes through his pregame routine. If he's able to get back out there, Will Barton will return to the bench and his minutes would take a minor hit. Stay tuned. Monday, 11:37 am
  • Jerryd Bayless out Monday, doubtful Wednesday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's also considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers and doesn't have a timetable to return. T.J. McConnell will continue to see a bump in minutes in Bayless' absence and is averaging 6.4 points, 6.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals over his last five games. Monday, 11:03 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 28 points
    The Pacers lost at home on Sunday, despite Victor Oladipo scoring a game-high 28 points on 11-of-17 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This gives VO six games with at least 25 points this year, something he's never done more than eight times in a season. He added four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and one steal tonight, and his minutes were a game-high. After a three-game shooting slump this month, Oladipo has responded with stellar 22-of-37 shooting (59.5%) in his past two games. Nov 12, 5:57 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) ruled out Monday
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is officially questionable but it sounds like he'll be ready to go, which would bump Shelvin Mack to the second unit. Augustin isn't expected to play during Orlando's road trip, so he'll likely get another DNP vs. Portland on Wednesday. Nov 12, 4:33 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against Portland.

    Advice: After Monday, the Nuggets don't play again until Friday, so if Harris sits out Monday's game that would give him a full week to recover. Will Barton got the start in his place on Saturday and posted 26 points, nine boards, five dimes, four triples, one steal, one block and one turnover in 38 minutes, so he'd be someone to consider in DFS should Harris indeed need to sit out Monday's game. Stay tuned. Nov 12, 11:18 am
  • Bullseye: Jamal Murray scores career-high 32
    Jamal Murray was on the mark during a 125-107 victory over the Magic on Saturday, scoring a career-high 32 points with four rebounds, one assist and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Blue Arrow made 12-of-21 from the field and was on fire in the first quarter with 16 points. Coach Mike Malone continues to preach consistency for the second-year guard, so there will be added pressure on him against the Blazers on Monday. Murray also looked great off the ball and was able to convert his wide-open shots to earn this easy win in an up-tempo game. It's been a bumpy ride, but Murray has been awesome overall in his last eight with a 66.1 TS% and a 24.6 usage rate. He's also first on the team in net rating over that span. Yes, this is why we've been preaching patience for one of the best young shooters in the NBA. Nov 11, 10:08 pm
  • Will Barton scores season-high 26 points
    Will Barton moved into the starting lineup for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Will The Thrill is playing some of his best ball of his career, and coach Mike Malone is giving him a lot of responsibility with the ball. On the year, Barton is averaging 15.1 points, 5.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.0 treys on 45.8 percent from the field. He's logging minutes at three positions and is a perfect example of how a bench player can put up strong value in fantasy. Nov 11, 9:55 pm
  • Draymond Green fills stat sheet vs. Philly
    Draymond Green hit just 3-of-7 shots, but also hit a 3-pointer for 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and five blocked shots as the Warriors crushed the Sixers on Saturday.

    Advice: Green isn't going to be a scoring phenom, but he's averaging 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 62 percent shooting over his last five games. Don't be sad if you own him. Beast. Nov 11, 9:32 pm
  • Justin Holiday struggles from the field
    Justin Holiday finished with just three points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shots across 25 minutes Saturday in San Antonio.

    Advice: Holiday must've felt like he was shooting at a basket with a lid, hitting just 1-of-10 from the floor, although his successful make was a 3-pointer. With a young player there will be uneven performances, and this certainly fit that description. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a prolonged shooting slump and he can get back on track Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Nov 11, 8:59 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma goes for 21 & 11 in 42 minutes
    Kyle Kuzma notched his fourth double-double of the season on Saturday with 21 points and 11 rebounds, adding one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This marks the most minutes Kuzma has played in an NBA game, and he recovered from a cold start to finish 8-of-17 from the field and 4-of-5 from the FT line. Shooting efficiency has been a big part of his appeal, and the defensive stats were a welcome sight. He's averaging 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks this year, which he'll need to improve to reach his full category-league potential. Nov 11, 8:51 pm
  • Robin Lopez scores 17 in blowout loss
    Robin Lopez finished with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot across 28 minutes in Saturday's loss at San Antonio.

    Advice: Lopez was a very efficient 8-of-11 from the field, which was like night and day from his 1-of-7 disappearance on Friday night against Indiana. It's uncertain if his sore knee was bugging him Friday, but he certainly looked to be back to 100 percent health in Saturday's game. Truth be told, the blowout and extra rest in the second half probably did him some good. Nov 11, 8:47 pm
  • Lonzo Ball makes NBA history w/ triple-double
    Lonzo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 13 assists, 12 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Ball is 20 years and 15 days old, so he beat out LeBron James by five days. The rookie's historic night included efficient 7-of-12 shooting from the field, but L.A. still didn't have enough to avoid their fifth loss in six road games this season. Luke Walton said recently that "any time you turn on any sports show, all the talk about is [Ball's] shot," but that won't be the case this weekend. The rookie's percentages (29.2% FGs, 50.0% FTs) are a massive anchor in category leagues, of course, but that doesn't obscure his obscene potential. Nov 11, 8:22 pm
  • Will Barton getting the start
    Will Barton will start for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been in a serious groove and now Barton could be looking at minutes in the upper 30s. His move to the first unit should also mean Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay get more run. Plus, Malik Beasley may see minutes in the upper teens. Nov 11, 4:29 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) out, Barton starting
    Gary Harris (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday and Will Barton will start in his place.

    Advice: He is dealing with right shoulder soreness, so the team will allow his shooting shoulder to heal. Harris has been a bit of a slow healer in his career, so hopefully he's just out for one game. His fantasy owners should stand pat. Meanwhile, Barton greatly benefits while Malik Beasley gets more run and the point guard should play more too. Nov 11, 4:18 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) ruled out Saturday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This will be the third straight game Bayless has missed. T.J. McConnell has seen a slight uptick in minutes with Bayless sidelined. Dario Saric, playing alongside Ben Simmons, has been the biggest beneficary. Saric has posted two straight double-doubles and is averaging 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds over the Sixers last two games. Nov 11, 10:03 am
  • Report: Cavs have interest in Greg Monroe
    The Cavs have some interest in Greg Monroe, according to Joe Vardon of

    Advice: Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he's "open to a number of different scenarios" regarding the newly acquired Greg Monroe, including flipping him to a new team. Per Vardon's sources, Cleveland might explore such a deal. Vardon adds: "The Cavs, though flawed, have a crowded rotation already, so pursuing Monroe in any way would probably follow or coincide with other roster changes." Nov 11, 8:43 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 17 points vs. Nets
    C.J. McCollum scored 17 points vs. the Nets on Friday, adding four assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McCollum and Damian Lillard combined to hit 13-of-32 from the field as the Blazers dropped their second straight game. McCollum was coming off a monster 36-point game on Tuesday and should get back to his dominant ways against the Nuggets on Monday. With four games on the schedule in Week 5 and Week 6, his owners are in for a great couple weeks. Nov 10, 10:16 pm
  • Justin Holiday only starter to show up
    Justin Holiday posted 14 points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal with just one turnover across 30 minutes Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Holiday was the only starter to make more shots than he missed, finishing 6-of-11 from the field, while also hitting 2-of-5 from behind the arc. There's something about Fridays that agrees with Holiday. He has missed more shots than he has made in all but two of his 10 outings this season. Both of the good shooting nights have been on Friday, as he is 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) in the two outings. Nov 10, 8:31 pm
  • Robin Lopez struggles in Friday's home loss
    Robin Lopez (knee) was in the lineup against Indiana on Friday, but he managed just three points on 1-of-7 shooting across 28 minutes.

    Advice: Lopez was able to grab five rebounds with three assists and two blocked shots, but he certainly was struggling at the offensive end. It was a complete turnaround from his time out in Toronto when he hit 10-of-11 from the floor. Despite the ugly shooting performance it appears safe to plug him back into the active lineup if you reserved him due to his sore knee. Nov 10, 8:09 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 25 points
    Victor Oladipo posted a game-high 25 points with six rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals across 31 minutes in Friday's 105-87 win in Chicago.

    Advice: Oladipo hit 11-of-20 from the floor and he finished with a plus-17. The former standout at Indiana University is enjoying being back in the Hoosier State as a pro, posting 20 or more points in nine games while hitting double digits in each of his past 13 outings. His previous career best was 17.9 PPG back in 2014-15 with the Magic, but he's on pace to smash that since he's averaging better than 22 points per contest currently. Nov 10, 7:49 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) likely out
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is likely out against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He is out indefinitely due to swelling in his left wrist. This is the second season in a row Bayless has dealt with wrist issues, so he could be out for several games. T.J. McConnell has filled in nicely and Dario Saric also benefits next to PG Ben Simmons. Nov 10, 1:20 pm
  • Robin Lopez (sore knee) will play Friday
    Robin Lopez (sore knee) will play Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lopez missed Wednesday's practice but was back at it on Thursday. RoLo has been one of the more pleasant fantasy surprises this seasons. He is currently averaging 15.3 points with 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 blocks. He's even knocked down a couple of 3-pointers. Nov 10, 10:30 am
  • Nuggets to continue to play Will Barton at PG
    Coach Michael Malone plans to continue using Will Barton at point guard.

    Advice: "It is a new era of point guard," coach Malone said. "In today’s NBA, yeah, Will Barton can play point guard... I think now he’s leading the sixth man of the year race because now he’s contributing in so many different areas. He has that type of ability." Barton is third on the team in assists (3.0 dimes per game), while also averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 treys. He's inside the top-100 overall in nine-category leagues. Nov 10, 9:41 am
  • Paul Millsap posts 17/7/5 line with 6 blocks
    Paul Millsap scored 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and six blocks in 40 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He's back to being the Millsap we saw a couple years ago. The Nuggets played him at center in this game and he's really been racking up the stats lately. Over the last five, Millsap averaged 17.4 points, 4.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.0 treys. That buy-low window is just about closed. Nov 9, 10:54 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores nine in 18 minutes
    Jamal Murray played 18 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone's hot-hand approach has really burned Murray's playing time. Emmanuel Mudiay played the game of his life tonight and Will Barton is in a groove. Before the game, Malone called Murray "inconsistent" and said he needs to relax to just make the right play. The coach also said Murray has been getting down on himself and Malone has watched a lot of tape with him. He's not exactly fun to own in fantasy right now, but the Nuggets are obviously committed to him after having multiple opportunities to land a point guard and still sticking with their 20-year-old guard. Nov 9, 10:51 pm
  • Will Barton scores 13 points vs. OKC
    Will Barton scored 13 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone loves him and he continues to use him as a ball-handler with plenty of minutes next to the starters. Barton has three strong games in a row with at least 31 minutes in each, so he makes a case to be owned in all standard leagues. Nov 9, 10:40 pm
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