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  • Lance Thomas (face) to miss at least one week
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will miss at least the next week of action.

    Advice: "He’s getting used to the mask. I think that takes a little adjusting to," Jeff Hornacek said. "About a week maybe." Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to pick up most of Thomas' minutes while he's on the sidelines but with Kristaps Porzingis back on the court, Kuzminskas won't get enough run to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:35 am
  • Wade expected to play Tuesday and Wednesday
    Dwyane Wade is expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Magic and Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The Bulls will likely limit his minutes in one game of the back-to-back set just like they did in their previous set -- Wade played 20 minutes against the Hawks on Jan. 20 and 35 minutes vs. the Kings on Jan. 21. Just keep in mind that the lopsided score was a factor in the Atlanta game. Wade is safe to deploy in season-long leagues, but he's very risky in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:43 am
  • Evan Fournier (heel) misses practice Monday
    Evan Fournier (heel) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: He still has no timetable to return and he's not expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Bulls. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) out several weeks, coach Frank Vogel has been giving C.J. Watson 33.5 minutes per game over his last two outings, but he has little to no fantasy appeal outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:25 am
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  • Gerald Green (illness) ruled out Tuesday
    Gerald Green (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Green has fallen out of the rotation anyways and was a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Leave Green on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:17 am
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  • Manu Ginobili (back spasms) out Monday
    Manu Ginobili (back spasms) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He probably would've rested against the Nets even if he was healthy, but Ginobili isn't 100 percent after tweaking his back against Cleveland on Saturday. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. With both Ginobili and Tony Parker (foot) out, Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills and Danny Green will all be busy in the backcourt, while Jonathon Simmons should pick up some minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:13 am
  • DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss next 2 games
    DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss the next two games for the Raptors.

    Advice: This means he will not play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs or on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. He's not in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated prior to Friday's game vs. the Bucks, so he should be considered day-to-day. Kyle Lowry's usage rate rises from 23.3 to 27.2 when DeRozan is off the court, so he's poised for a big week. Expect Norman Powell and Terrence Ross to pick up DeRozan's minutes on the wings, and we could see some more two-PG lineups as well which would give Cory Joseph a slight bump. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out for week
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will miss all four games this week.

    Advice: This means the earliest we will see Bradley back in action is on Jan. 30 vs. the Pistons, but that's not a lock either. Bradley has been incredible all season with top-40 value in standard leagues, so his owners just need to stay afloat until he returns. Marcus Smart looks like a strong short-term add, but just keep in mind that he's shooting 36.0 percent from the field this season. Terry Rozier also gets a slight bump. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:54 am
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  • Andre Iguodala will be rested on Monday
    Andre Iguodala will be rested on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: At least we got a good warning, as coach Steve Kerr hinted that this would happen on Sunday. The last time Iguodala missed a game on Dec. 10, Patrick McCaw played 21 minutes off the bench and Ian Clark saw 23 minutes. To be clear, there are no fantasy pickups here for standard-league owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 am
  • Tyler Johnson will not play on Monday
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not participate in the morning shootaround and will miss his second straight game. This is the same shoulder that he needed surgery on last season, but the Heat continue to downplay the injury and he's still listed as day-to-day. Johnson was able to lift weights on Sunday and he said he was optimistic about it, but the Heat have every reason to be cautious. Goran Dragic looks like a strong play Monday and Dion Waiters will see heavy minutes at both guard spots. Both players should be popular DFS targets. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) probable for Monday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's expected to return from a four-game absence after making it though Sunday's practice. The Pistons only play twice in Week 14, so weekly owners may want to give him another week. For now, there's no word of any restrictions. With KCP expected back, Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson will lose most of their value. KCP is worth owning in all standard leagues as he posted averages of 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.2 triples prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:37 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Thomas has rejoined the Knicks, but he needs a few more days of practice before he's ready to return. Thomas is also experiencing headaches, so the Knicks will bring him along slowly. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will continue to pick up Thomas' minutes and has probably leapfrogged him in the rotation anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
  • Malone praises Jamal Murray
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Jamal Murray "proved he could play point guard" on Sunday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Murray said point guard is his "natural position," but Malone made it a point to surround him with other ball handlers on the court to ease the pressure on the rookie. Murray scored 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and just one turnover in 20 minutes on Sunday vs. the Wolves, so he could have some short-term value if Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is unable to play on Tuesday vs. the Jazz. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:01 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out another 3-5 weeks
    The Nets announced that Jeremy Lin will miss another 3-5 weeks after aggravating his strained left hamstring.

    Advice: "During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery," Nets GM Sean Marks said. "We understand and appreciate Jeremy’s competitive desire to get back on the court with his teammates, however, we are going to be cautious with his rehab in order to ensure that he is at full strength once he returns." If you don't have an IR spot, Lin's owners can move on unless they're in a great position in the standings. Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead have been splitting the PG minutes in Lin's absence and will continue to do so, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Spoelstra praises Goran Dragic
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra praised Goran Dragic for his strong play after Saturday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: "Goran has had a career year; this is not something that’s happening right now," Spoelstra said. "He’s been doing this all season. He’s such a conscientious teammate. We have all these moving parts and he’s trying to make sure everyone is comfortable. He knows he has to be aggressive for us and generate good looks." Dragic's name has been tossed around the rumor mill all season with the Heat looking to rebuild, but the Heat are only going to move him if they can get a considerable package in return -- the Heat have already turned down a offer of Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick from Orlando. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
  • Dion Waiters working on his finishing at rim
    Dion Waiters said he's working on his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: "Coaches told me to be aggressive, be me, do what I do best, get to the rack," Waiters said. "I get there with the best of them. It’s about me finishing when I get there. I work on it every day." That's arguably one of Waiters' biggest weaknesses, but he said Goran Dragic gave him some tips on how to improve including "being physical, lowering my shoulder." Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so Waiters could be busy once again after scoring 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 am
  • Tyler Johnson optimistic about his shoulder
    Tyler Johnson said he's optimistic about his left shoulder because he was able to lift weights on Sunday.

    Advice: "It’s not the same pain as it was last year," Johnson said Sunday when asked if his latest injury is connected to his past shoulder issues. "It’s just like a strain. Obviously it was a little bit more concerning at the time because it was the left shoulder. But coming in today, it feels a lot better. The swelling went down a lot. So yeah, I’m optimistic about it." He missed the final 35 games of the 2015-16 season after having rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder, but the Heat are calling him day-to-day for now and he's questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors. If Johnson doesn't show any progress on Monday, Johnson could undergo an MRI. Expect Dion Waiters to benefit the most if Johnson misses additional time. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 am
  • Jamal Murray scores 17 points as backup PG
    Jamal Murray was terrific in 20 minutes during Sunday's loss, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and just one turnover.

    Advice: The rookie played some point guard tonight and looked good doing it, although he was marginalized down the stretch in favor of (ineffective) veteran Jameer Nelson. Murray is shooting 36.9 percent on the season, with minimal supporting stats, so there's no need to own him while Emmanuel Mudiay (back) is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 pm
  • Norman Powell silent off Raptors' bench
    Norman Powell shifted to the Raptors' bench on Sunday, finishing a tough loss vs. the visiting Suns with four points and one assist in six minutes.

    Advice: Powell's typical role isn't conducive to fantasy value, so he's not a good guy to own while the roster is near full strength. Leave him on the wire unless you find his season averages useful -- 6.0 points, 0.6 threes, 1.6 boards, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hurts right ankle on Sunday
    DeMar DeRozan injured his right ankle during Sunday's game, which he finished with 22 points (6-of-17 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was visibly frustrated after landing on a teammates foot halfway through the fourth quarter. He continued to play for a while, but didn't return after exiting with 1:30 left in a one-point game. The Raptors have a day off before facing the Spurs on Tuesday, so we'll keep a close eye on his status in case the ankle worsens overnight. If he misses any time, expect Terrence Ross to gain the most, with help from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 20 points in win
    Devin Booker scored 20 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 42 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Booker has now scored 20+ points in nine consecutive games, extending his career-long streak, and he's tied with Amare Stoudemire for the longest streak by a Suns player. He is averaging career highs in just about every category and has turned it around after a rough start to the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:41 pm
  • Nick Young plays 27 mins in blowout loss
    Nick Young (knee) scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes on Sunday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Young, who suffered a hyperextended left knee on Friday, played the second most minutes for the Lakers in a blowout, so his knee appears to be just fine. In the last five games, he has averaged 27.8 minutes, 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game. Barring any setbacks he should play his regular allotment of minutes moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:06 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) won't play vs. the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Lin has missed 31 games and counting, after missing just 23 games prior to this season during his NBA career. There's no indication of when he might get back on the court, and his absence could be due to more than just his hamstring injury, so he's a hard guy to hold without an IR spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 15 points off the bench
    Lou Williams was the only Laker to surpass 10 points during Sunday's 122-73 blowout loss to the Mavs, tallying 15 points, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The last time D'Angelo Russell (knee, out 1-2 weeks) missed a lengthy stretch, Sweet Lou jumped to a fifth-round evaluation with averages of 22.5 points, 3.2 dimes, 2.3 triples, 1.0 steal and 2.5 turnovers a night on 44.3 percent shooting. He also had a 40-point, and 38-point performance during that 11 game span, seeing his usage rate jump to 31.9 and his minutes rise to the high-20s, so he’s clearly the primary beneficiary sans Russell. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (hip) expected to play Wed
    Wesley Matthews (right hip strain) is expected to play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: We'll hedge our bets until he's officially cleared to play, but this is still an extremely encouraging report after watching him limp off the court on Sunday. When asked if he'd play vs. the Knicks, he replied, "That's the plan." He benefits from having two days off, and he's known for battling through injuries, so it would be a surprise if he's ultimately ruled out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:05 pm
  • Norman Powell will come off the bench Sunday
    Norman Powell will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Lucas Nogueira (concussion) is back in the starting five, so Powell's minutes could fall back to the teens. He's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:56 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (hip) will not return Sunday
    Wesley Matthews (right hip strain) will not return to Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Matthews asked to come out of the game with 1:16 left in the second quarter and was sporting a noticeable limp on his way to the locker room, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out for the remainder of the game. He'll end his evening with 13 points, three triples, two boards, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 14 minutes, and for now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Nick Young (knee) will start Sunday vs. DAL
    Nick Young (knee) will start Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Friday, but played through it, and there's no word on a minutes limit for tonight's game. He is wearing a protective sleeve on his knee, but he should be fine and is safe to activate anywhere you have him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:35 pm
  • J.J. Barea likely out until All-Star break
    J.J. Barea (left calf strain) is likely out until the All-Star break according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise because Barea can't seem to shake this calf issue. With Barea out, Deron Williams and Seth Curry are locked into a heavy workload for the foreseeable future and should be owned in standard leagues. Devin Harris will also play more, but he's not an attractive fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
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  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Johnson missed more than half of the 2015-16 season after having surgery on his left shoulder before ultimately returning for the playoffs, so this is a concern. However, the Heat are listing him as day-to-day for now. Coach Erik Spoelstra also downplayed the injury on Saturday and said that Johnson is not planning to get X-rays or an MRI. If Johnson is out Monday, Dion Waiters will be the primary beneficiary and he's coming off a monster 33-point effort against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • Caldwell-Pope goes through practice Sunday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was able to practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy said he's unsure of KCP's status for Monday's game vs. the Kings, but it sounds like he's on the verge of returning from a four-game absence. If KCP is able to give it a go on Monday, both Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock will lose most of their value. KCP should be stashed in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 am
  • Brooks not worried about Beal's slump
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks is not worried about Bradley Beal's shooting slump.

    Advice: "Every player in this league is going to go through some shooting slumps, and hopefully he can get out of it next game," Brooks said. "He’s getting good looks. They’re not falling for him right now." Beal is shooting a combined 1-of-21 from 3-point range over his last three games, so he has nowhere to go but up. Beal took a hard fall in Saturday's loss to the Pistons and hit his head, but the SG said he's OK. "I got hit pretty hard," Beal said. "My head hit the ground. I’m okay, though. No concussion." Expect a better performance from Beal on Monday vs. the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Andre Iguodala could be rested on Monday
    Andre Iguodala could be rested on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He's going to play on Sunday vs. the Magic and could see a couple more minutes with Shaun Livingston resting, but the Warriors are contemplating giving Iggy the day off on Monday. Their final decision likely hinges on the workload he sees vs. the Magic. If he's rested, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw would be candidates to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out again on Sunday
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: His return is not "imminent" and it sounds like the Magic are prepared for him to miss additional time -- the Magic signed Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract to provide some emergency depth on the wings. C.J. Watson will draw another start at shooting guard, but fantasy owners can ignore him for now after he scored five points in 31 minutes on Friday. Expect to see a lot of two-PG lineups with Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin getting a boost. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 am
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  • P.J. Tucker not worried about potential trade
    P.J. Tucker said he's not concerned about a potential trade.

    Advice: "It’s part of business,'' Tucker said. "Contract year. Being a defensive player, a lot of teams are looking to make an addition to fight for a championship. But for me, it’s just focusing on being with my team and trying to win games. It happens every contract year. A lot of talk. A lot of it’s just rumors and people talking, but you never know in business. You just try to stay ready and block it out." The Suns are hoping to get a first-round pick in return for Tucker, and so far the Clippers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Hawks are all rumored to have some interest. To be clear, Tucker would lose most of his fantasy value on all of those teams. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Wilson Chandler scores 18 points in return
    Wilson Chandler scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers and two turnovers in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Chandler has looked just fine in his role as the backup power forward. Earlier in the year, he was destroying second unit due to Nikola Jokic playing the vast majority of his minutes next to him. Chandler did actually play eight minutes at small forward during this game, which should continue due to Gary Harris (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) being out to force Will Barton to play more two. Barton was also very good in this game with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. The Nuggets offense is legit. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:56 pm
  • Jamal Murray set for more minutes
    Jamal Murray scored five points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has said he wants to play point guard and he'll get his wish now to back up Jameer Nelson with Emmanuel Mudiay (back) out for Sunday. Gary Harris (ankle) is also out, so Murray should be looking at close to 27 minutes as the combo guard against the Wolves. He's not playing well enough to add in most leagues, though. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:39 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes as the starting point guard against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: The fact that he started over Raymond Felton was a good sign, but getting smoked in the first half negates that. With Blake Griffin (knee) getting really close, it should affect Rivers the most because he's more of a score-first guard and that's not needed as much next to BG. Plus, he has been a nightmare on defense. He's a hold for the rest of the month, but may fall off in February. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores team-high 30 points
    Dwyane Wade hit 9-20 shots and 12-of-15 free throws for 30 points with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocks on Saturday against the Kings.

    Advice: Wade stuffed the stat sheet and helped the Bulls snap a two-game losing streak. Chicago will get two days of rest before heading to Orlando to take on the Magic, a team that Wade played 25 minutes against and scored 16 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in their last meeting. He should be well rested and ready to roll in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:18 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 41 points
    Kawhi Leonard won the battle against LeBron James during a thrilling 118-115 overtime victory in Cleveland on Saturday, scoring a career-high 41 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

    Advice: He's not a system player. He's a system, player. Leonard's offense has been better than his defense these days with six consecutive games of at least 30 points. He joins only George "The Iceman" Gervin as the only two in Spurs history to do that. Leonard wasn't expected to have a J coming out of college, but he posted a 58.7 effective field goal percentage on just his 92 jumpers alone in his last six. The Spurs are first in the NBA in offensive rating in that span and it's all about Kawhi. The Spurs are a Kawhi system these days. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Manu Ginobili hurts his back
    Manu Ginobili hurt his back at the end of Saturday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: He grabbed his lower back and was in a lot of pain. Ginobili has a slew of back problems in the past, so you can pencil him as a DNP on Monday and possibly beyond. Jonathon Simmons would be worth a look in deep leagues while Bryn Forbes could be in the rotation. This helps Danny Green too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:06 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores 15 off Suns bench
    P.J. Tucker played 36 minutes and hit 6-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in Saturday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: We got good Tucker tonight, but he had scored eight or fewer points in his previous four games. He's getting heavy minutes and is worth keeping an eye on going forward, but we'll need to see more games like this one before getting too excited. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:35 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 26, hits game-winner
    Devin Booker hit 10-of-21 shots, 3-of-4 3-pointers and 3-of-3 free throws for 26 points, one rebound, two assists, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Saturday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He hit the game-winning 3-pointer tonight, which Carmelo Anthony was unable to match, giving the Suns a rare win. The turnovers and lack of peripherals can be annoying, but he's scoring at will right now, averaging 30 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games while shooting 52 percent. He's a bit of a one-trick pony (or four-trick, with the threes and shooting), and is a must-own player, even with his lack of rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:33 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores season-high 33 points
    Dion Waiters hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

    Advice: As expected, coach Erik Spoelstra used the old C.J. McCollum rotation move for Waiters, giving him 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes tonight. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day with his surgically-repaired shoulder from last year, so he could miss time despite being day-to-day. Waiters should have value in that time, so he's worth a pickup for owners seeing good short-term output and some top-150 kind of numbers once Johnson is back. Josh Richardson (foot) would hurt him too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 17 on bad shooting
    Bradley Beal made 4-of-15 from the field for 17 points against the Pistons on Saturday during a 113-112 loss, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and no 3-pointers.

    Advice: Late in the fourth quarter, Beal took a really bad fall and hurt his head. He was down for about 20 seconds, but then popped up fairly quickly and stayed in the game. Meanwhile, he is now in the biggest shooting slump of the season, making just 1-of-21 from deep in his last three games. This isn't the first time a guard has gone into a slump and it won't be the last. Keep trotting Beal out there and hope he finds his stroke again. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:12 pm
  • Chandler, Gallo, Mudiay are available to play
    Wilson Chandler (personal), Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are all available to play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Chandler only needed one game away from the team for personal reasons. This game figures to be somewhat fast and Danilo Gallinari is a go, so Chandler should slot into the four most of this game. Juan Hernangomez takes a big hit here. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:20 pm
  • Dwyane Wade is starting again
    Dwyane Wade will start again against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise after a really bad loss. The Bulls will still stick with Michael Carter-Williams, Wade, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:18 pm
  • Dion Waiters sticking in the starting unit
    Dion Waiters will stick in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: This is somewhat interesting with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out. With Goran Dragic as really the only ball-handler, we will probably see Waiters be used in a C.J. McCollum-esque role. In other words, he'll likely be staggered from Goran Dragic to make him the backup one to go with his starting two duties. He should be busy tonight and gains value while Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (left shoulder) will not play
    Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The team is listing his as day-to-day with this injury, which may have been suffered on Thursday. Johnson does come off the bench, but the team calls him Mr. Fourth Quarter for a reason. With him out, we're probably going to see some Dion Waiters at the point, so don't be surprised if he comes off the bench. Wayne Ellington is also likely looking at more starts and may even start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:52 pm
  • Avery Bradley likely out for upcoming week
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) is likely out for the upcoming week.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense for Boston. If you've seen what happened to J.J. Barea (calf, Achilles) and Kristaps Porzingis with their multiple stints off due to Achilles/lower-calf issues, the Celtics clearly want to get Bradley back and keep him back. While he's out, we'll get Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier gets some combo guard minutes. Jaylen Brown would also be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:28 pm
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  • X-Rays negative on Nick Young's knee
    Nick Young was diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee on Friday night but was able to return to the game and the X-rays taken were negative.

    Advice: Young finished with 15 points, five 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes. Young said his knee was "a little sore" after the game, "but the win made it feel much better." He should be ready to roll for Sunday's game against the Mavs. In fact, he could see additional minutes if D'Angelo Russell (knee/calf) misses the contest. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) ruled out Saturday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game KCP has missed. Reggie Bullock started in place of Caldwell-Pope in the Pistons previous game on Wednesday and posted a solid line (15 points, six rebounds four assists and two 3-pointers) while playing a game-high 36 minutes. Bullock will likely draw another start on Saturday. Stanley Johnson played 32 minutes off the Detroit bench on Wednesday, but will likely lose playing time to Jon Leuer (knee), who is expected to return to the team after a five-game absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:40 am
  • Goran Dragic would prefer to stay in Miami
    Despite swirling trade rumors, Goran Dragic has reiterated his desire is to stay put in Miami.

    Advice: "If I'm honest," Dragic said, "I feel even better [in Miami] than in Phoenix. I like all my teammates. I feel like I'm in the right spot. My head is clear and I'm working hard to be a better player, a better teammate." Well, If it makes you feel any better Goran, fantasy owners are hoping you stay in Miami as well. Dragic is such a huge part of everything the Heat do on offense, that it's almost impossible to imagine him being traded to a more fantasy-friendly situation. Nonetheless, moving Dragic for a package of picks and younger players might be what's best for Miami longterm. Stay tuned... Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:37 am
  • J.J. Barea (calf) ruled out for Sunday
    As expected, J.J. Barea (left calf strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Barea is dealing with yet another leg injury. We are awaiting further info, but he is expected to miss at least a week or two. He hurt himself going up for a jumper late in Friday's game. "After a shot, I went to step to the side, and I think I ran into the fans behind me and the fans sitting down," Barea said. "I looked back, but nobody touched me. When I went to step, that’s when I knew something was wrong with my calf." Seth Curry will be the primary beneficiary while Barea is sidelined, which make Curry a high-probity waiver add. Devin Harris also will see a bump up in minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:23 am
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
    Injured
     
  • Lou Williams scores 27 w/ four triples
    Lou Williams scored 27 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers on Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said before the game that he is "probably not" going to shorten his bench minutes, but now he may have to extend them with D'Angelo Russell leaving the game early with a right MCL sprain. Williams shot 7-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line in 30 minutes, so his owners can expect some monster production if Russell is unable to play on Sunday vs. Dallas. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Nick Young hits five treys, scores 15 points
    Nick Young (knee) returned from an injury scare in Friday's 108-96 win over the Pacers and scored 15 points in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative and he returned for the second half. Young was moving well and hit five 3-pointers with three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and while he did say his knee was "a little sore" after the game, he should be fine for Sunday's game vs. Dallas unless the Lakers want to be cautious. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Dwyane Wade has terrible game in ATL
    Dwyane Wade made 2-of-10 from the field to match his season-low four points in 20 minutes against the Hawks on Friday, adding three rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: This was a brutal loss for the Bulls and Wade took to Twitter after the game. "That performance was AWFUL!!! I apologize to all the Chicago fans and Wade fans," Wade tweeted. The Bulls are back home on Saturday to face the Kings, so Wade will likely be out there based on these comments. He really only has mid-round upside going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Nick Young (knee) starts second half Friday
    Nick Young (knee) started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative and it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. Young is moving well as we report this, but check back after the game for an update. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:02 pm
  • J.J. Barea expected to miss multiple weeks
    J.J. Barea (left calf) is expected to miss weeks due to his calf injury from Friday night.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle was not encouraged after the game. "Same calf, different area. Unlucky. It's gonna be a while," Carlisle said. That means Barea has now suffered three different injuries to his lower left leg with a previous calf strain and another Achilles problem before that. The Mavs likely have to shut him down at least to help his career long term. He's a drop candidate. Meanwhile, go get Seth Curry in all leagues while Devin Harris also benefits. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:45 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
    Injured
     
  • Nick Young (left leg) to the locker room
    Nick Young limped to the locker room in the second quarter on Friday.

    Advice: He had a tweak to his left knee on a non-contact injury and couldn't put weight on it as he hopped off the floor. Young was in a lot of pain along the baseline for about two minutes before going back to the locker room. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will be busy. We'll likely see more Jose Calderon and Brandon Ingram, as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:29 pm
  • J.J. Barea (left leg) goes to the locker room
    J.J. Barea suffered a lower left leg injury in the fourth quarter and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He went up for a jump shot and just over-extended his calf or Achilles. This is the same leg that has cost him several games in multiple stints this year, so he's almost a lock to miss time. Make sure Seth Curry isn't on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
    Injured
     
  • DeMar DeRozan struggles in Charlotte
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Hornets during an ugly 113-78 loss on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, DeRozan was named to the All-Star starting group for the East. DeRozan was soaring earlier this season as the NBA's top scorer, but now he's almost tied with DeMarcus Cousins for fifth and sixth. He is still playing well, but DeRozan hasn't been a top-30 player on the season for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Norm Powell in a rough patch right now
    Norman Powell got the start on Friday against the Hornets with only four points, four rebounds and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Ouch. Powell has really been struggling and we thought it might be due to a lack of a role, but he certainly didn't come through here. The starting lineup was all about the matchup and the lack of power forwards, so leave Powell on the wire here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:44 pm
  • Norman Powell starting over Pascal Siakam
    Norman Powell will start and Pascal Siakam will move to the bench against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: With the Raptors thin on power forwards, it makes sense. This will allow DeMarre Carroll to guard a smaller four in Marvin Williams to open up minutes for Powell and Terrence Ross. Powell has been great as a starter, but he's still a slight risk to use even at his cheap price. Carroll is good to go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Walton not going to shorten the bench?
    Coach Luke Walton said he is "probably not" going to shorten his bench minutes.

    Advice: "We’re not going to shorten the bench’s minutes to get the starters get back in sooner," Walton said. "The bench most nights is posting big numbers for us." He's right because the bench is leading the NBA with their 49.8 points per game. There has always been some buzz of the Lakers playing their younger guys more, but don't expect too many changes before the break. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:20 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not on the injury report
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It looks like Chandler only needed the one game for his personal reasons. With him back, he'll likely be getting a few minutes at the three to go with his heavy dose of minutes at the four. Juancho Hernangomez would be the most likely to lose minutes. Chandler should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:58 pm
  • Stein confirms report on P.J. Tucker
    ESPN's Marc Stein confirmed the Suns are looking for a first-round pick in a P.J. Tucker deal.

    Advice: This coincides with a local Arizona report, saying the Suns still have some interest in trying to resign Tucker. In a good portion of coach Earl Watson's post-game interviews, he talks about Tucker helping the team's identity, so the coach clearly likes having him around the young players. If Tucker is dealt, T.J. Warren would be a big winner while the Suns may get a look at Dragan Bender playing more three. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:14 pm
  • Heat don't want to deal Dragic?
    The Magic reportedly offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick for Goran Dragic, but the Heat had "no interest," according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Even if this future first is for 2019 or beyond, the Heat currently are sitting in the No. 2 spot for the lottery, so picking up a draft selection makes at least some sense. For Dragic, he has maintained he wants to stay in Miami, but it'll obviously be up to Pat Riley to make the call on whether or not he can retain him. Stein adds the Heat are "hesitant" to deal their point guard, which isn't surprising to hear to keep the demand higher in the market. A trade would almost certainly hurt Dragic's fantasy value, so his fantasy owners will be rooting for him to stay put. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 am
  • KCP (shoulder) 'very limited' in practice Fri
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was "very limited" in the Pistons practice on Friday.

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope has missed three straight games, and although it was "very limited," it's somewhat encouraging that KCP practiced at all and is headed in the right direction. Nonetheless, he appears questionable (at best) for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards. If KCP can't play, expect Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson to once again soak up his minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:24 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out Saturday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Saturday vs. Portland.

    Advice: According to coach Brad Stevens: "The Achilles is structurally fine, but he has a lot of soreness around it." This will be the second straight game Bradley has missed, and the sixth in the last seven. Returning for Monday's game earlier this week has led to the setback. "Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said on Wednesday. After Saturday, Boston's next game is Tuesday at Washington. Marcus Smart will likely remain the starter in place of Bradley. Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown will see an additional minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:49 am
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  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) doutbful Saturday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will likely miss Saturday's game vs. the Blazers, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: The writing was on the wall here, as Stevens cautioned that Bradley could be looking at additional missed games when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Bradley has missed five of the Celtics last six contests. Marcus Smart is expected to start, with Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown seeing an uptick in minutes off the Boston bench. Smart has struggled with his shot recently, averaging 6.0 points while shooting a frigid 20.0 percent from the floor and 8.3 percent from 3-point territory over Boston's last four games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:48 am
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  • Evan Fournier (heel) ruled out Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This news is certainly not surprising, as plugged-in, Magic beat writer Josh Robbins recently termed Fournier's return as "not imminent." Friday will be the fourth straight game Fournier has missed after aggravating a right-heel injury that also caused him to miss five games from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, Orlando will have to lean heavily on Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson to pick up the slack for Meeks and Fournier. D.J. Augustin will also likely see an uptick in minutes playing alongside Elfrid Payton in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:12 am
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  • Evan Fournier (heel) unlikely to play Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) is unlikely to play Friday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: The Magic have yet to release their game notes for Friday's matchup with the Bucks, however, Fournier's return is "not imminent," according Josh Robbins. "It’s really, really frustrating," Fournier said. "I don’t sleep at night right now, and there’s nothing I can do. So my focus right now is on getting better because that’s the only thing I can control." With Jodie Meeks (thumb) expected to miss 4-6 weeks, Orlando is extremely shorthanded at shooting guard. Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson will see a major uptick in minutes until Fournier returns. D.J. Augustin will also see additional time playing off the ball. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 am
    Injured
     
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 13 points vs. Spurs
    Jamal Murray scored 13 points in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He picked up some extra run because the Nuggets had to play Will Barton at the three more because both Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Wilson Chandler (personal) were out. Chances are both of those guys won't miss much time, so we're not suggesting Murray as a pickup in most cases. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:23 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores team-high 32 points
    Goran Dragic hit 11-of-15 shots for a team-high 32 points with six rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in Thursday’s 99-95 win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: Dragic scored 22 points in the second half and sealed the game with two clutch free throws. He continues to have a solid month, averaging over 20 points per game in January. So long as he remains in Miami, he will produce nice numbers for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Brad Beal has a tough game in loss
    Bradley Beal made just 4-of-13 from the field for eight points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and five turnovers against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: Yuck. Beal is in a miniature slump with only a 12-point game coming on Wednesday. His usage is slightly down with 13.5 attempt from the field in that span, but the culprit has been Beal making just 1-of-14 from deep. Shooting guards have always been the most inconsistent position in fantasy, so this isn't surprising. He's healthy and should have success against a banged-up Pistons team on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:58 pm
  • Tyler Johson scores 23 points vs. Mavs
    Tyler Johnson scored 23 points with two assists, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes on Thursday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Johnson scored 10 points in the fourth quarter after having scored 13 in the first three. He played all 12 minutes in the final stanza for the 26th time this season and leads the NBA with an average of 10.9 minutes per game in the fourth quarter. He has scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games and has been one of the best waiver-wire pickups this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 13 points in 16 minutes
    J.J. Barea hit 5-of-10 shots for 13 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 16 minutes on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: This was the third consecutive game that he scored double-digit points, however, Barea has not played more than 19 minutes since Nov. 16. With that said, he is shooting the ball well, so he is at least someone worth adding to your watch list. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:48 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
    Injured
     
  • Wesley Matthews scored 18 points in loss
    Wesley Matthews scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers in Thursday's 95-99 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He’s been shooting the ball well from beyond the arc with 15 3-pointers in his last four games. Matthews has now scored in double figures in four consecutive games, including three games with at least 18 points. Despite tying his career-low 38.8 field goal percent this season, his peripheral stats have been just fine. He has a tough matchup on Friday against the Jazz, but has scored in double-figures each time he has faced them this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores just two points
    P.J. Tucker scored two points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson always plays Tucker against top-notch wings, so that explains the playing time. As you can see with his stat line, he's not really doing much with his minutes. Tucker has actually been a ninth-round guy in his last 10, but a possible trade and a low upside makes him a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) ruled out for Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: We don't even know when Lin is going to practice yet, so he's out indefinitely. Lin has hinted that him missing games is more than just about him being healthy, so the team may want to look at their younger players. Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie have split the minutes for the most part, but neither are worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Wade expected to play Friday and Saturday
    Dwyane Wade is expected to play on Friday vs. the Hawks and on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: It's great that he's planning on playing in both games of the back-to-back set, but don't be surprised if his minutes are held in check in both of them. The Bulls will likely make a final decision after Friday's game vs. the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:32 am
  • Wilson Chandler, Gary Harris out Thursday
    Wilson Chandler (personal) and Gary Harris (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Chandler was listed as out, but now we have official confirmation. This is a tough blow for the Nuggets because Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was just downgraded to questionable. The Nuggets play two more times this week on Saturday and Sunday, so Chandler's owners should sit tight for now. Will Barton looks like a great DFS play and we could see more of rookie Juan Hernangomez. Chandler's absence also raises Kenneth Faried's floor, especially with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 am
  • P.J. Tucker drawing interest around the NBA
    P.J. Tucker is reportedly drawing interest from around the league.

    Advice: Tucker is on the final year of an affordable deal, as he's on the books for just $5.3 million. With the Suns rebuilding, it's no secret that they will listen to offers for their defensive stopper. According to this report, the Clippers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Hawks all have interest in Tucker, but Suns GM Ryan McDonough said earlier in the week that he doesn't like taking back late-round picks in deals which could complicate things in trade talks. If the Suns can find a new home for Tucker, T.J. Warren will get a bump and Dragan Bender will have a larger role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:22 am
  • Andre Iguodala gets four steals w/ full line
    Andre Iguodala had another nice game on Wednesday, swiping four steals to go along with six points, five assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The 13-year veteran is quietly having a phenomenal month of January, scoring 7.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting with 1.0 threes, 3.7 boards, 3.6 assists and 0.7 steals. He's a combined 7-of-11 from deep in that span. It's inevitable that he'll cool off, but he's getting a ton of easy shot attempts and is at least worth some attention in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores just 12 points vs. MEM
    Bradley Beal scored just 12 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Beal was actually rolling since his ankle sprain, so feel free to chalk this up to the Grizzlies defense. In his previous eight games since his last injury, Beal averaged 24.9 points, 3.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 3.6 treys on 50.0 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Even with this dud today, he's still been a top-40 player in January. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits 11-of-21 FGs for 25 pts
    DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points on 11-of-21 shots vs. the 76ers on Wednesday, without a single 3-point attempt in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He added six assists, three boards, one steal and just two turnovers. It's all a bonus for his fantasy owners, as coach Dwane Casey hinted earlier in the day that DeRozan might rest in the second of back-to-back games. Toronto gets consecutive games again on Jan. 24-25, so owners should be on the lookout for a potential rest day next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Avery Bradley could miss more time
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) could miss more time, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: "Maybe he came back too soon," Stevens said. The Celtics are usually very careful with their hurt players, so it sounds like Bradley could be looking at multiple games out of the lineup due to his sore Achilles. Until he can return, we'll see more Marcus Smart in the starting lineup while Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown should get minutes. Smart should be owned in most leagues while Rozier is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:08 pm
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  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play vs. NY
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He returned to action on Monday, but the Celtics will hold him out. Presumably, this is more of a precaution than anything with the Celtics not on a back-to-back set. With him out, Marcus Smart figures to get the start while Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Jaylen Brown could play more. Bradley was off to a fantastic start this season, but it may take him some time to get right with this nagging injury. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:16 pm
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  • Confirmed: DeMar DeRozan will start vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is confirmed in the starting lineup against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors may want to get a win against their divisional foes. DeRozan gets a good matchup tonight, so keep him rolling in your season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan listed as starter vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is listed as the starter for Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: The Raptors usually tweet out lineup changes on their officially Twitter account, but this isn't the source here. For now, DeRozan has a good chance to play on the second half of a back-to-back set. We'll see if there is another update on DeMar from the team before tip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to return from a heel injury last week and apparently it's caused additional problems to his foot due to compensation. Fournier's owners obviously have to stash him. Jodie Meeks should play minutes around 30 while Elfrid Payton has also been terrific without Fournier lately. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:35 pm
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  • Lance Thomas (face) out Wednesday vs. BOS
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Joakim Noah (ankle) will also be on the sidelines Wednesday night, so Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be looking at another start, with Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez splitting minutes at the five. Kuzminskas put up 14 points, five boards, one trey, two dimes and two steals his last time out, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a low-budget DFS target. Thomas isn't worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Being listed as out isn't the same thing as being out, so hopefully we get another update on Thursday before the road game. Kenneth Faried has played really well in the first unit, which has cost Chandler some playing time. He's still worth owning, though. If he is indeed out, Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez could play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan possibly resting on Wednesday?
    Coach Dwane Casey hinted DeMar DeRozan could be rested on Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It makes sense after the Raptors rested Kyle Lowry in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. If DeRozan does sit, it'll likely be Norman Powell getting the start while Terrence Ross would also get a bump in playing time. Plus, Kyle Lowry could be taking a ton of shots in his hometown. Hopefully we get the starting lineup before the 7:00 EST start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out Weds
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) will not play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This will be KCP's third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Reggie Bullock started in Caldwell-Popes' place on Sunday, but Stanley Johnson produced the better stat line in 34 minutes off the bench. Jon Leuer (knee) went through shootaround and he could be back on the court tonight, and his return could cut into Johnson's minutes. For now, we'll consider Caldwell-Pope questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope questionable vs. ATL
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left shoulder) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: KCP wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, so he feels a lot closer to doubtful for tonight's game. Reggie Bullock got the call to enter the starting five on Sunday with Caldwell-Pope on the sidelines, but he didn't do much in 29 minutes of action, while Stanley Johnson produced a nice low-end line in 34 minutes off the bench. If KCP is out again, Johnson and Bullock will continue to split his minutes, with Johnson being the more attractive target. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:21 am
  • Lou Williams scores 24 points in loss
    Lou Williams scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He's officially hot again after scoring 26 points in his previous outing. Williams started the last game with Luol Deng (wrist) out, but the Lakers went with Brandon Ingram in the first unit this time around and it will likely stick. Williams still logged 31 minutes because he helped the Lakers climb back into this game, adding seven assists, four rebounds and two triples. He won't be this good going forward and he's a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, but he's worth owning right now and is giving Eric Gordon a run for his money for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits game-winner, plays D
    Wesley Matthews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just under 12 seconds remaining in Tuesday's tough, 99-98 win over the Bulls, and also played tough defense all night on Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

    Advice: While it may seem strange to praise Matthews' defense on a guy who just missed a triple-double with 24 points, nine boards and 12 assists (Butler), the two players had a running dialogue all night and Matthews had the last laugh when he knocked the ball away from Butler with the game on the line. Matthews finished with just 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers, but was much better in real life than fantasy tonight. And the Mavericks have quietly won three straight games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 17, can't hit winner
    Dwyane Wade returned from a rest and played 35 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-21 shots for 17 points, five rebounds, two assists and a block in a loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wade picked up a deflection after Wesley Matthews nearly stole the ball from Jimmy Butler and got a good look at the game-winning shot at the buzzer over Deron Williams, but it wasn't meant to be. Wade is a fine play on nights he's actually playing, But he had missed two of his previous four games coming into this one. The Bulls have another back-to-back this Friday and Saturday, and then again on Tuesday and Wednesday, so owners can only pray that he plays in more than two of those four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • J.J. Barea goes for 12 & 6 off bench
    J.J. Barea hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points and six assists in just 18 minutes in Tuesday's 99-98 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: Barea's hit double digits in back-to-back games but will need more than the 17 minutes he's getting a night right now if he's going to be worth adding in fantasy. Just keep an eye on him, as he's starting to come on. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:47 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
    Injured
     
  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan went off for 36 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (rest) got the night off and DeRozan's usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court, so it's no surprise that he feasted on the Nets. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal, hitting all 10 of his free throws. He didn't even attempt a 3-pointer, but that only makes this line even more impressive. Just make sure he's active for Wednesday's matchup vs. the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Goran Dragic flirts with triple-double in win
    Goran Dragic hit 8-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and six turnovers in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: The six turnovers were weird and matched James Harden's output in that category, but the rest of his game was stellar, as usual. As long as Dragic isn't traded, he should continue to rack up gaudy stats for the Heat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Tuesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely, and we're going to stop updating his status until he clears some sort of benchmark for getting back to the court (he's still not practicing). Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to man the point guard position in Lin's absence, but neither guy is worth a roster spot in most settings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
  • Fournier, Biyombo questionable for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:26 pm
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  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) misses practice Tues
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was unable to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Sunday when the Pistons release their game notes. Stanley Johnson has seen a big boost in playing time with Caldwell-Pope on the shelf. Johnson is averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 32.6 minutes over the Pistons last three games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Evan Fournier returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 am
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  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • P.J. Tucker hauls in season-high 13 boards
    P.J. Tucker tied his season high with 13 rebounds and added eight points and two steals in 27 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Tucker is averaging just 6.2 points over his last five games, but also 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 29 minutes a game. He doesn't hit threes, hand out assists or block shots, and with his shaky field goal percentage and lack of scoring, is a borderline player to target in fantasy leagues. Chances are you can do better off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:55 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 25 in loss to Jazz
    Devin Booker hit 10-of-22 shots, 1-of-5 3-pointers and 4-of-4 3-pointers for 25 points on Monday, but added just one assist and nothing else in a game-high 46 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were amazing, but the fact he didn't do anything but score is the thing that's holding Booker back from being a fantasy stud. He scored 39 points in each of his previous two games, but had just three rebounds and five assists in those, although he was knocking down 3-pointers before tonight's game. Over his last five, Booker is averaging 30.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.2 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting. The points are fun and great, but his lack of peripheral stats are a hassle. If you want to sell high on Booker, now's the time to do so based on his crazy scoring average of late. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores season-high 14 points
    Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: You just knew he was going to step up with LeBron James in town. Iguodala did all of his damage in just 25 minutes of the blowout, adding five assists, three rebounds, one block and two triples. As good as he was tonight, Iggy was only averaging 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists on the season, so we can't get behind an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Avery Bradley back in action on Monday
    Avery Bradley returned from a three-game absence with an Achilles injury on Monday and hit 2-of-9 shots for five points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley was playing at an incredible level when he exited three games ago and showed some rust tonight. But the minutes were encouraging and he should be put back in fantasy lineups across the board. His five points were a season-low, but he should get back on track soon, as he only missed three games with the injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:31 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Jamal Murray plays just 5 minutes on Monday
    Jamal Murray played only five minutes in Denver's win over Orlando and failed to make any impact on the stat sheet.

    Advice: It was an old-fashioned five trillion for Murray, as he didn't tally a single point, rebound, assist, steal or block. It is surprising that Murray only played five minutes (and zero in the second half) considering that Denver starting shooting guard Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game. Murray has played in all 39 games this season, but Monday was the first time he played fewer than 11 minutes. With Harris doubtful for Tuesday, it would seem Murray would be poised for an uptick in minutes, but after Monday's disappointment, he can't be trusted. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:20 pm
  • Avery Bradley starting, Smart to the bench
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will start Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

    Advice: He'll be returning from a four-game stint on the sidelines, and there's no word of any sort of minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smart's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas' usage rate will take a slight hit.Daily Slant: The Celtics guards - namely Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart - have been very popular DFS targets in the time that Bradley has missed, but his presence leads to them both becoming less intriguing. Instead, this may be a good night to look to the Boston front-court. Al Horford will face off with a Charlotte defense that ranks 26th against centers, and while Kelly Olynyk will play, Horford is in a nice spot from a GPP perspective at a thin center position. DeAndre Jordan is still the safer cash game play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:01 pm
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  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) probable for Monday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:35 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out Monday vs. Denver
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 12:47 pm
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  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has cleared the concussion protocol, but he will have to get fitted for a mask to protect his orbital fracture and he's considered to be out indefinitely. Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call and will slide back into the starting lineup if he's cleared, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas is looking at a larger role off the bench in the short term and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 8:25 am
  • Norman Powell scores 21 points off the bench
    Norman Powell got hot off the bench during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, tallying 21 points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Powell went 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, giving him a solid true shooting percentage of 67.1 on the evening as he took advantage of the Knicks' lackluster effort on defense. Powell got some extended minutes tonight with the game being a blowout, but as long as DeMarre Carroll is healthy, Powell's playing time will be too inconsistent to depend on him in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:11 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points w/ five dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, to go with five rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors flexed their muscles in this one, going on a 21-2 run to open up the second half of action, which allowed Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll and DeRozan to watch the entire fourth quarter of action from the sidelines. The Raptors have what should be some easy wins coming up with a back-to-back set against the Nets (Tuesday) and 76ers (Wednesday), so DeRozan's minutes could be on the lower spectrum to open up Week-13. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:46 pm
  • Lance Thomas w/ facial fracture, doubtful Mon
    Lance Thomas has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture and concussion-like symptoms, and he's doubtful to play on Monday.

    Advice: The fractured bone is near Thomas' left cheek, and with concussion symptoms it would be shocking to see him in uniform for Monday's game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Justin Holiday should pick up minutes in Thomas' probable absence, and Holiday looked very good on Sunday with 17 points, three 3-pointers and three boards off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:05 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 15 points in 17 minutes
    J.J. Barea was phenomenal in his 17 minutes of action during Sunday's win over the Wolves, scoring 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three boards, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Barea also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a ridiculous true shooting percentage of 104.2 on the evening to accompany his 32.4 usage rate. Barea said that while he's still not completely recovered from the left leg muscle strain, he's finally starting to feel better, so his minutes should start creeping up into the 20-range. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:47 pm
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  • Wesley Matthews scores 19 points w/ 4 triples
    Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 win over the Wolves, adding four 3-pointers, seven boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Matthews has been connecting on a career-low 38.6 percent of his attempts this season, but aside from the shooting he's been solid with averages of 15.1 points, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.9 triples and just 1.4 turnovers per game, which has him sitting on an eighth-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:36 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) will not return Sunday
    Lance Thomas (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: With both Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to see some increased opportunity while Carmelo Anthony will likely be forced into heavy minutes as he and Derrick Rose take turns dominating the offense. For now, we'll consider Thomas questionable for Monday's matchup with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) questionable to return
    Lance Thomas took an elbow to the face via Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Thomas needed to be helped off the floor, and there's a chance he may have suffered a concussion. We should have more info soon, but if he's unable to get back out there tonight, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will see a healthy heaping of minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:23 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) on track to play Mon
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and barring a setback he should be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but it's looking like owners can plan on having him back in their lineups next week. With Bradley back, Marcus Smart will return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as busy on the offensive end. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:04 pm
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  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out Sunday vs. LAL
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: This isn't all that surprising as KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain, so he could be looking at some time on the shelf here. Jon Leuer (knee) is unlikely to play today as well, so Stanley Johnson should see a decent amount of minutes, and he's on the radar as a potential deep league streamer. For now, we'll be considering Caldwell-Pope questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 11:22 am
  • Evan Fournier doesn't have a timetable
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 7:24 am
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  • Devin Booker scores 39 points yet again
    Devin Booker matched his career-high 39 points in a thrilling 108-105 win over the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Apparently he likes to play in Mexico with another 39-point game coming on Thursday. It's also worth mentioning this game was played in altitude at over 7,000 feet above sea level and Booker also had a 35-pointer in Denver last season, so apparently he likes the thinner air. Booker will take his red-hot game back to Phoenix in a bad matchup against the Jazz. His owners have to be loving this after a rough start. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:19 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with five rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He did get the business from Kawhi Leonard for most of this game, but Tucker came up big late to get the big win. He'll have some low-end value while the Suns are technically in playoff contention, but he's only a guy on deep-league radars. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:03 pm
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:42 pm
  • Manu Ginobili gets added run
    Manu Ginobili scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: With Tony Parker as the only active point guard, Manu picked up some added playing time as the second unit ball handler. If Patty Mills (calf) needs to miss more time, Ginobili could see meaningful minutes in the mid 20s. Plus, the Spurs do not have any back-to-backs for their three games this week. There are worse players to use this week in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:22 pm
  • Wade not playing on Sunday in Memphis
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He did not travel after Saturday's game, so it's scheduled rest. On Saturday, he was more aggressive than usual with 22 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. The Bulls have another back-to-back starting on Friday and another one on Jan. 24-25, so Wade could sit in some of those. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:11 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) could miss road trip
    Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

    Advice: On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:09 pm
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  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:26 pm
  • Nick Young scores 11 points
    Nick Young scored 11 points with one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: His minutes have taken a hit this month, but some of that is due to the Lakers being blown out for three games in a row. Coach Luke Walton still is trusting Young's defense and he asked him to chase around J.J. Redick in this game. He's almost certainly past his peak on the season and has slowed down in his last five, averaging 6.8 points, 1.2 boards, 0.6 assists and 1.4 treys on just 27.5 percent from the field. If you want to cut him for an upward-trending free agent, go for it. We would cut him for someone like Terrence Jones in a second. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:09 pm
  • Lou Williams starts, struggles on Saturday
    Lou Williams got the start at small forward for Luol Deng (rest) against the Clippers on Saturday, making 4-of-12 from the field for 13 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers used him as a small-ball three in the preseason and thought it might work against Austin Rivers, but it didn't go as planned. Williams is really seeing a sharp decline in playing time, averaging just 19.0 per game in his previous January games. The Lakers are playing their younger guys more, so he's a cut candidate in shallower formats due to his trouble with efficiency. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 2:57 pm
  • Jeremy Lin remains out for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play on Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He wants to play in the next week or so, but some comments from the Nets suggest Lin sitting out is more than just getting him healthy. In other words, Lin is likely out for quite a few games despite how he said he's healing faster than his last hamstring strain. If you're going to stash him, you will need some serious patience. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 2:08 pm
  • Lou Williams listed as starter vs. Clippers
    Lou Williams is listed as the starter against the Clippers on Saturday for Luol Deng (rest).

    Advice: The Clippers also go small with Austin Rivers as their third starting guard, so it's likely a matchup move. Brandon Ingram should still get a nice amount of minutes off the bench while Williams has a chance for 30 minutes tonight as well. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:24 pm
  • Dwyane Wade to play Saturday, rest Sunday
    Dwyane Wade will play on Saturday against the Pelicans and will rest on Sunday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It's a back-to-back set for Wade, but he should get heavy minutes tonight now that there is a plan in place. He's an interesting option with Jimmy Butler possibly not at 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:22 pm
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:04 am
  • Tyler Johnson scores 14 points in loss
    Tyler Johnson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Friday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: The combo guard added five assists with two rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one triple in 30 minutes. His defensive stats are on the rise with eight blocks in seven games since the turn of the new year. There was yet another Goran Dragic trade rumor on Friday linking him to the Magic, but Johnson is already returning top-65 value in standard leagues as a reserve. He could become a monster if Dragic finds a new home. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:59 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope has Grade 2 shoulder strain
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left shoulder) has a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain and will not play on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is doubtful for Sunday and left the arena in a sling following his Thursday injury. This is to his left, non-shooting shoulder and it's possible to play through the injury at some point. For instance, Kobe Bryant had a partial tear to his shooting shoulder last season and played through it at times -- the Lakers managed his minutes. KCP's owners should continue to stash him despite an unclear timetable. Until he can return, Stanley Johnson figures to get a hefty boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 12:40 pm
  • Orlando expressed interest in Goran Dragic
    The Orlando Magic, among other teams, have expressed interest in Goran Dragic, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: Dragic will surely be one of the names that are bandied about over the next month, in the lead-up to February's trade deadline. It's hard to imagine a scenario that is more fantasy-friendly to Dragic than the situation in Miami right now. Dragic is the offensive focal point for the short-handed Heat. His Usage Rate of 26.5 represents a career high. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:08 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday night in Toronto.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Lin has been ruled out indifferently. On Thursday, Lin day say he hoped to return within a "couple of weeks." Lin is a notoriously slow healer, so it should be noted that the team has still not given an official timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:05 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (sore left shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This is not surprising, as KCP looked to be an awful amount of pain when he injured his shoulder in the first quarter on Thursday night. Fortunately, the X-Rays were negative, but we are still awaiting the results of the MRI. Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard would be in line for a significant uptick in minutes if KCP is unable to play on Friday, although it would be risky to trust either player. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 8:50 am
  • Devin Booker scores 39 points in loss
    Devin Booker hit 14-of-19 shots for 39 points with three assists, one rebound, one steal and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Thursday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Booker was unconscious in the fourth quarter, scoring 28 points in the quarter. He also matched his career-high 39 points and now holds the record for most points scored in a regular-season game in Mexico. This was his sixth 30-points game of the season and his 12th career. Booker has played at least 33 minutes in seven consecutive games and remains a focal point of the Suns offense. He has made at least one 3-pointer in seven straight games. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:45 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points on 13 FGAs
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire early in a 134-94 win over the Lakers on Thursday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and no turnovers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: His 24 points in the first half was a career high and he also made 8-of-9 from the line for some magnificent efficiency. Leonard became the only player to score at least 30 points in fewer than 29 minutes in multiple games this season -- he scored 30 in 27 minutes on Dec. 10. His offense may have caught up to his defense. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:04 pm
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