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  • Report: Houston interested in Iman Shumpert
    The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

    Advice: Cleveland has made it clear that Shumpert can be had for the right price, and with Houston reportedly shopping for a guy in the $10-12 million salary range, Shumpert fits the bill. It's unclear what Houston would need to give up in order to make this deal a reality, but with Cleveland looking for another playmaker, perhaps the Rockets could put together a package featuring Tyler Ennis and some other guys to get a deal done. Shumpert would lose all his value in Houston. 39 minutes ago
  • Lamar Patterson head back to the D-League
    Lamar Patterson's second 10-day contract with the Hawks has expired, so he's headed back to the D-League.

    Advice: Patterson wasn't able to snag a rest of season deal with the Hawks, so now he'll try and find another 10-day contract with another team. He belongs on the waiver wire in all formats. Today, 8:38 am
  • Chris McCullough sent down for D-League stint
    Chris McCullough has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

    Advice: It's possible McCullough could emerge with some value if Brook Lopez is dealt at the deadline, but currently, his fantasy value is non-existent. Today, 8:36 am
  • Derrick Williams to sign second 10-day deal
    Derrick Williams will reportedly sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: All indications are the Cavs intend to sign Williams for the rest of the season once that second 10-day contract expires, and while he'll provide Cleveland with some solid depth at the power forward spot, he won't be on the court enough to make a difference in most leagues. Today, 7:57 am
  • Afflalo (hamstring) goes through practice
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Afflalo left Wednesday's game early with right glute/hamstring stiffness, but he's had nearly a week off to get healthy. Afflalo could be moved at the deadline because his contract isn't guaranteed for the 2017-18 season, but he's not worth stashing in most formats. Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) goes through practice
    Ty Lawson (groin) was able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's 100 percent and will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets after a four-game absence. Darren Collison could be moved prior to the deadline, so be ready to give Lawson a look if the Kings find a trade partner. Lawson is just a stash for now. Yesterday, 6:37 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) returns to practice
    Darrell Arthur (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's had a week off and should be fine for Thursday's game vs. the Kings. He's appeared in just 29 of the Nuggets 55 games this season, so they will continue to limit his minutes going forward. Arthur is not a fantasy option. Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • Malik Beasley sent down for a D-League stint
    Malik Beasley has been sent down to the D-League.

    Advice: Beasley isn't a significant part of the rotation in Denver, so there's no fantasy spin here. Yesterday, 3:56 pm
  • Terrence Ross practices in full Tuesday
    Terrence Ross was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This was Ross' first full practice with his new team, so there's no reason why he wouldn't make his Orlando debut Thursday vs. Portland. He's certainly going to see more opportunity in Orlando, but he's also been consistently inconsistent throughout his career, and we're not expecting that to change based on the jersey. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • C.J. Watson (Achilles) headed for an MRI
    C.J. Watson (sore right Achilles) was not able to practice on Tuesday and he's expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is concerning given that Watson had the entire All-Star break to rest up, but we'll wait for the MRI results before making any speculation on a timetable. Orlando's first game after the break comes Thursday vs. Portland, and if Watson can't give it a go, we could see Elfrid Payton back in the starting five with D.J. Augustin logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Magic wants more minutes for Ivica Zubac
    Magic Johnson said he'd like to see Ivica Zubac get more minutes during the final few months of the NBA season.

    Advice: "I think he has really established himself as a quality backup center and I would like to see him get even more minutes," said Johnson. Head coach Luke Walton has already hinted that he'll make a better effort to give Zubac some extended run as the NBA season comes to a close, so he makes for a fine stash for anyone in need of a big that can really rack up the swats. Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • Joel Bolomboy recalled from the D-League
    Joel Bolomboy has been recalled from the D-League.

    Advice: Bolomboy is a negligible part of the rotation in Utah and he belongs on the waive wire in all leagues. Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Report: P.J. Tucker highly coveted around NBA
    The Suns have reportedly received inquiries regarding the availability of P.J. Tucker from the Raptors, Celtics, Wizards, Clippers, Hawks and Jazz.

    Advice: Tucker is very likely to be moved at the deadline, and in terms of fantasy value, Los Angeles and Atlanta look like the best potential destinations as he would assuredly lose value with any of the other aforementioned teams. T.J. Warren could see a nice boost in value if the Suns don't bring back another wing, so he's someone to consider stashing away ahead of the trade deadline. Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • HEAT recall Okaro White from D-League
    The Heat announced on Tuesday that they have recalled Okaro White from their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: The Heat sent White down this past weekend so he could participate in the D-League All-Star Game. White has minimal fantasy value. He has appeared in 14 games for Miami this season and is averaging 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.2 minutes. He can be left on waiver wires. Yesterday, 10:41 am
  • Mario Chalmers to audition for the Pelicans
    The Pelicans are looking to add a guard and will host Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson for a tryout this week.

    Advice: After trading away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, the Pelicans roster is a bit unbalanced. Thus, they are looking to add depth to their backcourt. Chalmers recently auditioned for the Cavs but did not sign with Cleveland. He has plenty of NBA experience but is still working his way back from a torn Achilles injury that he suffered last March. Yesterday, 6:51 am
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  • P.J. Tucker the 'most likely' to be moved?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN is reporting that P.J. Tucker is the "most likely" to be traded by the Suns at the deadline.

    Advice: Phoenix is taking calls on "most" of their veterans and that surely includes Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight, but Tucker will likely draw the most interest because of his cheap expiring contract. Previous reports have indicated that the Suns are holding out for a first-round pick, but that seems a bit ambitious. The Raptors, Clippers and Celtics have all been linked to Tucker in recent days, but a trade would shatter his fantasy value and open the door for T.J. Warren to have a consistent role with minutes in the 30s. Monday, 6:50 pm
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats. Monday, 6:52 am
  • Report: Celtics interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Celtics have reportedly expressed "deep interest" in P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: Tucker would add some solid depth to the Celtics, but his playing time would take a substantial hit in Boston, so Tucker owners should be hoping that he remains in Phoenix past the deadline. There have been more than a few trade rumors regarding Tucker, though, so him remaining with the Suns is far from a certainty. Sunday, 12:06 pm
  • Windhorst thinks Shumpert could be traded
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

    Advice: To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal. Sunday, 10:32 am
  • Cavs expected to sign Williams to 2nd 10-day
    The Cavs are expected to sign Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract on Saturday, and then sign him for the remainder of the season after that contract ends.

    Advice: According to beat writer Joe Vardon, "the Cavs think Williams will be their seventh or eighth man against the Warriors in the Finals." The reason they will sign him to a second 10-day deal is to maintain roster flexibility through the trade deadline, should something unexpected arise. Williams will be tough to trust from a fantasy standpoint, as his production will likely be inconsistent and unpredictable over the final two months of the regular season. Friday, 9:26 am
  • Joel Bolomboy assigned to D-League
    Joel Bolomboy has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: With the Jazz poised to make the playoffs this season, there simply isn't a path to minutes for the rookie. Leave him on the wire. Thursday, 10:52 am
  • P.J. Tucker plays through tweaked back
    P.J. Tucker played through a back issue on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with three boards and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room after falling into the camera area, but the fact that he returned to a game that the Suns won by 36 points is a great sign. He also gets a full week of rest during the All-Star break. Tucker is going to draw some interest at the deadline, but his owners won't miss him too much if he's dealt to a contender. Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Arron Afflalo out for game, Barnes starts 3Q
    Arron Afflalo is out for the remainder of the game on Wednesday with right glute/hamstring stiffness.

    Advice: Matt Barnes started the second half for Afflalo. The team saying that Afflalo is only dealing with stiffness suggests the time off should help him get over this issue. It has also been called precautionary. Afflalo finished with four points and two assists in 16 minutes. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) returns to the game
    P.J. Tucker returned to the game in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Suns have this game in the bag, so Tucker returning with a 20-plus scoring lead is a great sign. He's fine. Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) questionable to return
    P.J. Tucker (back) suffered a lower back contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He fell into the camera area and limped to the locker room. Tucker was up-ended by the cameraman and landed on the area near his hip. If he can't return, we'll see more Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren. Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • C.J. Watson (sore Achilles) out for game
    C.J. Watson (sore right Achilles) will not return on Wednesday against the Spurs.

    Advice: It is just soreness for Watson and nothing really looked too bad during the game. He'll have the All-Star break to get right. Elfrid Payton started the third quarter for this game, but D.J. Augustin should play a lot with this game headed to garbage time. Watson finished with four points, three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 18 minutes. Wednesday, 5:23 pm
  • Terrence Ross will not play Wednesday vs. SA
    Terrence Ross will not play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He's cleared his physical, and it sounds like Serge Ibaka did as well, but neither guy will be debuting for their new squad until after the All-Star break. Ross should have more opportunity in Orlando, but his production will be sporadic. Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) ruled out against Warriors
    Ty Lawson (groin) has been ruled out against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means it will be the Darren Collison show in what should be an up-tempo matchup. Collison is playing his best ball at the right time and will be a very popular DFS option this evening. Lawson should be back after the break, but Colllison should still be owned in all leagues. Daily Slant: With Lawson out again tonight, Darren Collison sets up as an elite $/point play considering he should see all the court time he can handle. DeMarcus Cousins is clearly going to dominate usage in Sacramento, but even so it'll be tough for Collison to disappoint with roughly 40 minutes on the floor. Ben McLemore and Aaron Afflalo also figure to see minutes between 30-35, but neither offer much in the way of $/point upside against GS. Wednesday, 3:10 pm
  • Terrence Ross has cleared his physical
    Terrence Ross passed his physical, and the Magic are awaiting word on Serge Ibaka to see if Ross can play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Ibaka wasn't dealing with any medical issues prior to the trade, so it's very likely that he'll clear his physical and both these guys will be in action for their new teams on Wednesday. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:24 pm
  • Terrence Ross goes through shootaround
    Terrence Ross was present during Orlando's shootaround on Wednesday morning.

    Advice: Both Ross and Serge Ibaka will need to pass their physicals in order to play on Wednesday, but there's a good chance that will happen as Ibaka has also joined his new team in Toronto. Ross is going to have a lot more opportunity to produce with the Magic, but he's been pretty inconsistent throughout his career, so this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Ivica Zubac plays 10 minutes in loss
    Ivica Zubac played just 10 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Kings, finishing scoreless with four rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: None of the Lakers' bigs had success against DeMarcus Cousins as Boogie finished the game with 40 points. Zubac still has a short leash and coach Luke Walton will pull him on the nights that he doesn't have it going, but hopefully that changes after the All-Star break. He's still a nice stash and his outlook is promising. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Derrick Williams plays well off Cavs bench
    Derrick Williams played 23 minutes and hit 5-of-7 shots for 13 points, six rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Channing Frye is the obvious winner in the Kevin-Love-knee-surgery sweepstakes, but it's possible that Williams could have some shining moments as well. But he scored just seven points with one rebound on Saturday and had 12 points and zero rebounds in the game before that one, so it's too early to get excited about D-Will. Just keep an eye on him. Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores nine in return to action
    Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight. Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) won't play Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was initially a game-time call, so there's a chance he could play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors. With Lawson out, Darren Collison will log all the minutes he can handle and Ben McLemore gets a nice bump as well. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Arthur has been dealing with an assortment of ailments all season. He's appeared in just 29 of the Nuggets 55 games. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) also ruled out, rookie Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see plenty of playing time again on Wednesday. Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) a game-time decision
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Lawson has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and it might make more sense for Sacramento to just withhold him from tonight's game in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Ben McLemore should draw another start if Lawson is out, and he'd be on the radar as a 3-point streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.Daily Slant: If Lawson isn't able to play tonight, Darren Collison will become an even safer DFS target while Ben McLemore will also become a stronger tournament target. DeMarcus Cousins' usage sits a shade under 40% with Gay, Temple and Lawson off the floor this year, but it's Collison and McLemore that follow him with usage rates around 20% among the regulars. While Collison is already locked into big minutes given injuries, McLemore would also likely play 30+ minutes without Lawson. Tuesday, 11:43 am
  • Iman Shumpert starting, Liggins to the bench
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

    Advice: "He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant. Tuesday, 11:36 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver. Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Terrence Ross traded to Orlando
    Terrence Ross has been traded to Orlando, along with a 2017 first-round pick, in exchange for Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: Toronto will send the lower of its two first-round picks to Orlando in 2017, according to Woj. Toronto has the Clippers' pick. With Ibaka out of the picture in Orlando, Aaron Gordon is expected to slide back to his natural position of power forward. This move will open up plenty of minutes on the wing. Ross should see plenty of time at small forward and also as a backup to Evan Fournier. Ross, who was averaging 10.4 points and 1.8 3-pointers over 22.4 minutes in Toronto, shouldn't see much change in his overall fantasy value as a result of this trade. Tuesday, 8:36 am
  • P.J. Tucker grabs 16 rebounds in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: He logged 33 minutes and continues to be a workhorse for coach Earl Watson off the bench. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and added one assist, one steal and one triple, but he's cooled off lately and is averaging 6.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning if you need steals, but a trade is a strong possibility and that could crush his value. Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) questionable Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (adductor) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he remains day-to-day. Darren Collison will have another massive workload in front of him if Lawson sits, while Ben McLemore will try to stay hot after scoring 16.6 points per game over his last three. We'll have an update after shootaround. Monday, 7:53 pm
  • C.J. Watson quiet in 17 minutes Monday
    C.J. Watson was quiet in another start on Monday, finishing a road victory with five points on 2-of-6 shooting, one 3-pointer and one assist in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Elfrid Payton logged 31 minutes off the bench and D.J. Augustin played 15 minutes. Watson's starting gig is tenuous, given Frank Vogel's penchant for mixing things up, and he's only worth considering in very deep leagues. Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Nets recall Chris McCullough
    The Nets have recalled Chris McCullough for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's still not in the rotation, but that should change in the near future. McCullough isn't worth stashing in most leagues yet. Monday, 2:56 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee soreness) out Monday
    Darrell Arthur (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The guy just can't seem to stay healthy. With Wilson Chandler considered questionable with an illness and Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) already ruled out, it looks like we're going to see a lot of rookie Juancho Hernangomez tonight. Feb 13, 10:15 am
  • Vogel: Magic starting lineup in flux again?
    Magic coach Frank Vogel suggested that he might tweak his starting lineup again after Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: "The bench unit the last two games has come in and created big deficits," Vogel said. "We went away from it early tonight, and it didn’t work. Coming back to the starters didn’t work. Maybe that group’s not a good fit, so we have to shuffle the deck again and figure it out again." C.J. Watson and Mario Hezonja are the most obvious candidates to be benched, but anything is possible with Vogel at the helm. Feb 12, 9:29 pm
  • Ty Lawson will not play on Sunday vs. NO
    Ty Lawson (adductor) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Lawson will miss his second consecutive game due to the injury. Darren Collison should see an increased role once again and play big minutes for the Kings. Feb 12, 4:22 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) questionable for Monday
    Darrell Arthur (left knee soreness) is questionable to play vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Arthur has bounced in and out of the lineup all season due to knee issues, and the Nuggets have vowed to closely monitor his playing time all year, so this isn't a big surprise. Kenneth Faried (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday, so if Arthur can't suit up, and Mason Plumlee isn't yet available to play, the Nuggets' frontcourt could be extremely short-handed. Feb 12, 3:56 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) out through A.S. break?
    Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) acknowledged that he might not return until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Probably the most swelling I've ever had on anything besides ACL and getting my knee drained," Shumpert said. "I would love to play before the All-Star break. I'm not trying to sit out, but I'm also not going to lie to to myself, try to push through something when it's not completely healed." The Cavs are likely to play it safe, with an eye on the playoffs, so owners should prepare for more DNPs from Shump. Feb 12, 12:03 pm
  • LeBron wants Derrick Williams to stay
    LeBron James said he wants Derrick Williams to remain in Cleveland for the rest of the season.

    Advice: "We hope that this is a long-term thing," James said of Williams. "Obviously, we know that he's on a 10-day contract, but we believe it's going to be long-term." Williams is averaging 9.5 points on 83.3 percent shooting in his first two games with the Cavs and is benefitting from playing next to a strong supporting cast. He's playing 21.5 minutes per game so far, so he's just someone to monitor in deeper leagues for now. Feb 12, 6:45 am
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