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  • Jon Leuer hits 5-of-14 shots in win
    Jon Leuer hit just 5-of-14 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 41 minutes of Thursday's 114-108 overtime win against the Hornets.

    Advice: The minutes and shots were there tonight, as usual, but they just weren't falling. With the exception of a two-point dud on Feb. 12, Leuer has played very well during most of February, and his rebounds have been up over his last three games (9.3). He appears to be locked into the starting power forward job the rest of the way and deserves to be owned in most fantasy leagues. 28 minutes ago
  • Ed Davis scoree five off bench
    Ed Davis scored five points with five boards in 13 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: He was basically the backup to Jusuf Nurkic in this game. Davis is not going to have much value while Nurkic is playing anywhere close to how good he looked today. 35 minutes ago
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 25 points vs. Blazers
    Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a 112-103 loss to the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The numbers say Vucevic gets a usage rate boost when he's not with Serge Ibaka this year, but the addition of Terrence Ross in the first unit should negate that bump. Still, Vooch staying put at the deadline is a good sign for him as he will now anchor a smaller-ball lineup to help his boards and close-range output. Expect him to flirt with early-round value. 39 minutes ago
  • Jeff Green gets 18 minutes off bench
    Jeff Green played 18 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Thursday with eight points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: He should be sticking in the second unit with the Magic wanting to get a look at Terrence Ross and Aaron Gordon together. Green is not expected to have much fantasy value while Orlando is healthy at the forward spots. Today, 6:36 pm
  • Kenneth Faried, Emmanuel Mudiay available
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are available to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a surprise with Faried listed as doubtful on Wednesday. He should be sticking in the starting lineup, but his playing time may be dropping with the Nuggets having most of their depth and also Mason Plumlee in the fold. Today, 6:10 pm
  • Arron Afflalo will not play on Thursday night
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) will not play on Thursday night against the Nuggets.

    Advice: No revenge game for Afflalo. With him out and the Kings in dire straits on the wings, we should see a lot of Ben McLemore and even some Ty Lawson in two-PG lineups. McLemore will be a risky DFS play and isn't worth owning in most leagues. Today, 5:43 pm
  • Paul George not happy about deadline day
    Paul George said the trade deadline was "a dark moment of uncertainty" on Thursday.

    Advice: "You want me to be your guy here, thought I would have been in the loop a little more on [trade talks]," George said about the lack of communication. With an earlier USA Today report saying George is "hell-bent" on joining the Lakers or staying with Pacers if they are title contenders, things could get interesting this summer. Today, 4:36 pm
  • Jrue, Moore, Hill, Boogie & Brow starting
    Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill, Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins will start against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: We get a look at the new duo against a three-point barrage of the Rockets. Cousins was on pace for the second highest usage rate since Kobe Bryant in 2005-06, but it'll certainly be dropping on his new team. Expect his numbers to see a dip now that he has some help. He's still an elite fantasy option. Today, 4:30 pm
  • Ed Davis back to the bench
    Ed Davis will come off the bench on Thursday against the Magic.

    Advice: The Blazers went big with Davis starting next to Meyers Leonard in their last game against the Jazz, but that was obviously about the matchup. We'll see what happens today with Jusuf Nurkic starting for the first time. Davis may split the backup minutes with Leonard, which means both don't have much value. Today, 4:04 pm
  • Corey Brewer goes through practice
    Corey Brewer went through practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton doesn't expect Brewer to play many minutes in his debut on Friday. There are some minutes available with Lou Williams in Houston, but there's no need to add Brewer almost anywhere for fantasy. Today, 3:04 pm
  • Jeff Green to the bench
    Jeff Green will come off the bench against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Magic did not unload Jeff Green's deal and were surprisingly quiet today. Green figures to lose playing time going forward with the Magic wanting to get a look at their players under contract for 2017-18. Today, 2:25 pm
  • Lavoy Allen is questionable for Friday
    Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been a fine fill-in power forward with Thaddeus Young (wrist) out for most of this month. If Allen and Young can't go, Kevin Seraphin should get another chance as the starter. Today, 1:38 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, Lavoy Allen are questionable
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) are questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: The Pacers were unable to add anyone at the deadline to help their depth at the four or on the wing. Young has been out since his injury back on Feb. 23 due to sprained shooting wrist, so it could take some time for him to get going again. If Young and Allen can't play, Kevin Seraphin should get big minutes again. Today, 1:35 pm
  • Brandan Wright (personal) ruled out Friday
    Brandan Wright (personal) will not play vs. the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Zach Randolph should pick up a few more minutes with Wright out of commission, but there aren't any big repercussions here since Wright is averaging 13.9 minutes this season. He's day-to-day and could return as soon as Sunday's game vs. Denver. Today, 1:11 pm
  • Nets waive Marcus Thornton on Thursday
    Nets waive G Marcus Thornton.

    Advice: The Nets picked him up on Wednesday night in the Bojan Bogdanovic, but the addition of K.J. McDaniels likely sealed Thornton may get some interest in the buyout market, but he's pretty low in the pecking order. Today, 12:48 pm
  • Jimmy Butler stays with the Bulls
    Jimmy Butler was not traded on Thursday.

    Advice: There were a lot of rumors swirling around Jimmy, but several reports say the Bulls were not even close on a blockbuster deal. The Bulls traded away some of their frontcourt depth, so the chances of them making the postseason likely decreased. Butler's time off during the All-Star likely helped him get over his heel issue from earlier this month. Today, 12:41 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) will play vs. Kings
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) will play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He has been out since his Feb. 1 and was back at practice on Wednesday. The Nuggets were expected to traded away either Gallo or Wilson Chandler, but were unable to do so. Gallinari should have some minute restrictions in the early going. His return will hurt guys like Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Chandler should also play more at the four. Today, 12:34 pm
  • Woj: Raptors acquire P.J. Tucker in trade
    The Suns are trading P.J. Tucker to the Raptors in exchange for Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Raptors get their guy at the deadline buzzer and it didn't cost them any first-round picks, so this is a terrific pickup for general manager Masai Ujiri. There was some talk that the Raptors wanted Tucker to help guard LeBron James in the playoffs. He figures to take a few minutes away from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll on his new team. Also with Tucker gone, T.J. Warren should be looking at big minutes, assuming he can avoid too many defensive hiccups. Today, 12:03 pm
  • Anthony Morrow traded to the Bulls
    Anthony Morrow has been traded to the Bulls.

    Advice: It appears that the Bulls are switching into rebuild mode, so this isn't a great spot for Morrow. He could be in the rotation because the Bulls have little to no perimeter shooting with Doug McDermott in OKC, but most fantasy owners can monitor Morrow from the wire. He averaged 5.8 points and 0.9 triples in 15.7 minutes per game for the Thunder. Today, 12:02 pm
  • Taj Gibson traded to OKC in deal for Payne
    Taj Gibson has been traded to the Thunder as part of a deal bringing Cameron Payne to Chicago, according to The Vertical.

    Advice: Gibson gives the Thunder a veteran PF at a position of weakness, as they've been starting rookie Domantas Sabonis out of necessity all season. It's unclear whether Gibson might earn the starting job, and the return of Enes Kanter (arm) does him no favors, so this doesn't seem like an overly positive development for his fantasy value. The biggest winner here is Bobby Portis, who should step into the vacuum created by Gibson's departure. Today, 11:52 am
  • Pacers decline trade offers for Paul George
    The Pacers have passed on trade offers for Paul George, and he will remain in Indiana after the trade deadline. Today, 11:49 am
  • Report: Pacers interested in Arron Afflalo
    The Pacers reportedly have interest in trading for Kings swingman Arron Afflalo.

    Advice: If the Pacers don't get a suitable offer for Paul George, it sounds like they'll pivot to being buyers at the deadline. Afflalo would provide redundant depth on the wings and he's a poor per-minutes fantasy option, so there's no cause for optimism here. Today, 11:40 am
  • DeMar DeRozan (personal) misses practice
    DeMar DeRozan missed practice on Thursday because he was attending a funeral.

    Advice: To be clear, he's fully expected to play on Friday vs. the Celtics. The Raptors are expected to make a move at the deadline, but DeRozan obviously isn't going anywhere -- the Raptors are looking for a small forward and have been linked to P.J. Tucker and Wilson Chandler. Today, 10:48 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic could play without practice
    Bojan Bogdanovic could play on Friday even without a practice session.

    Advice: The trade is official and he should be active, but his playing time should still be unclear. Bogdanovic will add some much needed bench scoring to the Wizards, but his numbers are certainly going to drop on his new team. He has lost most of his fantasy value. Today, 9:24 am
  • Omer Asik (illness) not at practice
    Omer Asik (illness) was not at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Asik is not likely to be in the rotation anyway. Today, 9:08 am
  • Celtics improve their offer for Paul George
    The Celtics have improved their offer for Paul George, but still haven't met Indiana's asking price.

    Advice: The Celtics are now willing to include their 2017 first-round pick (via Brooklyn) which will likely be a top-3 selection. It sounds like the two teams are in advanced discussions, but Indiana's asking price is understandably very high. We'll have an update shortly. Today, 8:45 am
  • Arron Afflalo expected to be traded?
    League executives expect Arron Afflalo to be moved prior to the deadline according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

    Advice: The Kings are clearly tanking so they can keep their top-10 protected lottery pick that they owe to Chicago. Afflalo's owed a non-guaranteed $12.5 million next season, so his expiring contract shouldn't be too hard to move. The Kings will be lucky to get a second-round pick in return. Today, 8:01 am
  • Raptors still after Wilson Chandler?
    The Raptors have pursued Wilson Chandler in a trade, according to Marc Stein of

    Advice: The Raptors want a bigger forward or a shooter, so Chandler clearly fits the bill. They're going for it this year and really just need one more guy in their rotation to replace Terrence Ross. Chandler would take a big hit in fantasy with a trade while Norman Powell also takes a hit if the Raptors add a forward. Plus, don't forget Masai Ujiri was a former GM in Denver. Today, 7:57 am
  • Quincy Pondexter, Ajinca on the block?
    The Pelicans are looking to move Alexis Ajinca or Quincy Pondexter, according to David Aldridge of

    Advice: This is a pretty logical report with the Pelicans looking to clear out some money to allow them to sign DeMarcus Cousins and Jrue Holiday in the next two summers. They would have to trade away other assets for a team to take on either of these two deals. Today, 7:19 am
  • Jazz has conversations about Derrick Favors?
    The Jazz have had "light conversations" with teams about trading Derrick Favors, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: Favors is still under contract for next season, but the Jazz could be in a pickle to re-sign him. Gordon Hayward will need a max deal, they already paid up for Rudy Gobert, and Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent next summer, as well. To be clear, it would be a surprise to see Favors dealt today. Today, 6:42 am
  • ESPN & Woj: Raptors interested in Tucker
    The "big Deadline Day decision" for the Raptors is whether to surrender a first-round pick with Jared Sullinger for P.J. Tucker, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Late on Wednesday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Raptors are interested in Tucker, so they appear to be the favorite to land him. Of course, there have been rumors for the Celtics, Jazz, Hawks, Wizards and Clippers. Tucker is among the most-likely players to be deal today, which would open up minutes for T.J. Warren. Today, 6:37 am
  • Taj Gibson a trade target for the Thunder?
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Taj Gibson has emerged as a trade target for the Thunder.

    Advice: The 31-year-old PF is playing on a $8.95 million expiring contract, and with the Bulls considering a rebuild, his name has been in the rumor mill for a while. You would think that Gibson would get a short-term boost in OKC with Enes Kanter (arm) on the shelf, but the big man went through a non-contact practice on Wednesday and is said to be nearing a return. A trade would likely hurt Gibson's value, but Bobby Portis would instantly become relevant since coach Fred Hoiberg said that he is officially ahead of Nikola Mirotic on the depth chart. For now, the Bulls are asking for a first-round pick in return for Gibson. Today, 6:06 am
  • Heat shopping Wayne Ellington with McRoberts?
    The Heat have been shopping Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts as a package, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

    Advice: Mannix notes that the Heat "appear interested in moving contracts." Ellington has a non-guaranteed $6.3 million salary next season, while McRoberts has a $6.0 million player option. There are zero teams linked to this 'package', for good reason, and we're not reading much into it with the deadline less than 24 hours away. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Paul George would 'love' to retire w/ Pacers
    Paul George said on Wednesday that he would "love to" finish his career with the Pacers, adding that he expects to remain in Indiana through the trade deadline.

    Advice: "I'm committed here," George said. "Myself and the front office, we've had great talks." Indiana's resident All-Star also said that he was "focused on turning around this team in the second half." The Pacers hold the No. 6 seed in the East, but they went into the All-Star break with a 4-6 record in their past 10 games. PG's owners shouldn't make any preemptive moves based on vague trade chatter. Yesterday, 8:01 pm
  • Nets expected to waive Marcus Thornton
    The Nets are expected to waive G Marcus Thornton.

    Advice: Thornton was part of the deal that brought Bojan Bogdanovic to the Wizards on Wednesday. He was never expected to have a significant role on a young, rebuilding team, and this report confirms that fantasy owners can ignore him. Yesterday, 5:36 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (rest) gets practice day off Wed
    Jimmy Butler (rest) got a precautionary day off during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Butler's name has been swirling in the trade rumor-mill for weeks, and his absence on Wednesday won't quiet the chatter, but he's said that he expects to remain in Chicago barring "something crazy." The Celtics seem to be balking at the Bulls' asking price, and for now it seems like Jimmy Buckets will remain in Chicago through Thursday's deadline. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 5:02 pm
  • Thunder aren't after Wilson Chandler anymore?
    Oklahoma City no longer has Wilson Chandler on its radar, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: That leaves the Rockets and Clippers as the favorites to land the combo forward. The Nuggets are likely going to trade at least one of their veteran forwards, Chandler or Danilo Gallinari, so there could also be another mystery team after Chandler. A trade would likely hurt his fantasy value. Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • No 'substantial talks' with BOS and Indy
    There have been no "substantial talks" between the Celtics and Pacers on Paul George, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

    Advice: The earlier report from The Vertical said the Pacers are looking at George's value in the trade market. In other words, George wants to stay in Indiana, but the Pacers haven't quite put enough pieces around him on the current roster. He could have interest in joining the Lakers in two seasons, but PG-13 has maintained that winning is his top priority. Additionally, the PG-13 reports could lower the price on Jimmy Butler now with two stars possibly being on selling teams. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Omer Asik is doubtful for Thursday
    Omer Asik (illness) is doubtful to play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation anyway. The Pelicans would love to shed Asik's contract. Yesterday, 2:09 pm
  • Marcus Thornton headed back to the Nets
    Marcus Thornton was traded to the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: We've seen throw-in Marcus Thornton get some late run on his new team and that is possible for the Nets. Although, he's a buyout candidate with his expiring 2016-17 salary at $1.3 million. There's no need to add him unless you're extremely desperate in a very, very deep league. Yesterday, 1:15 pm
  • Woj: Wizards acquire Bojan Bogdanovic
    The Wizards will acquire Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough in a trade with the Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Nets will get back Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a lottery-protected 2017 first-round pick. The Wizards lost out on the Lou Williams sweepstakes, so they'll go after the next easy trade target out there. Bogdanovic's playing time was really trending up with 29.4 minutes per game in February, averaging 15.1 points, 5.3 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.7 treys. Obviously his value will be falling off a cliff in fantasy. Meanwhile, guys like Caris LeVert, Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Harris and Thornton should all be looking to pick up some of that playing time. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach, especially with Jeremy Lin likely to return. Yesterday, 12:59 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari is questionable for Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) is questionable to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He did go through some practice on Tuesday, so he's coming along from what looked like a scary injury earlier this month. Of course, there is a chance that Gallinari is on another team before Thursday's game. The sense around reporters is that the Nuggets will be dealing either Gallo or Wilson Chandler. A trade would likely hurt Gallo's fantasy value. Yesterday, 12:25 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) doubtful for Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday night against the Kings.

    Advice: He has been out since Feb. 8 due to his ankle injury, but Faried did go through some practice on Tuesday. The Nuggets did practice on Wednesday, so we'll be looking out for any reports on his status for that one. If he can't go, we should see a decent amount of Juancho Hernangomez and maybe a little more Mason Plumlee at the four. Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • Report: IND assessing market for Paul George
    The Pacers are reportedly gauging the trade market for Paul George.

    Advice: The Pacers could go in one of two directions at the deadline, bring in talent to appease PG-13, or send him away and queue a rebuild centered around Myles Turner. George will likely opt-out of his contract following the 2017-18 season, making him an unrestricted free agent in 2018, so teams may be reluctant to make a deal for him without a promise that he'll re-sign at the new location. For what it's worth, George has said he'd be interested in re-signing with the Pacers as a free agent or going back to his hometown of Los Angeles (with the Lakers), so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Yesterday, 10:29 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. Tuesday, 6:40 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) returns to practice
    Wilson Chandler (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He missed the two games prior to the All-Star break, but he's had several days off to rest up and should be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Kings. However, Chandler's name has been incredibly popular with the Feb. 23 deadline looming, so it's not a lock that he will be a Nugget much longer. The Rockets, Clippers and Thunder are all rumored destinations for the versatile forward. Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Manimal has been able to heal up over the All-Star break and the Nuggets are hopeful that he will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Kings after a four-game absence. Faried has been a trade candidate for years, but his name hasn't been floated around much prior to the Feb. 23 deadline. He won't play center nearly as much with Mason Plumlee in town, but he's a hold in standard leagues for now. Tuesday, 5:46 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari, Faried go through practice
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are "hopeful" that they will be both be available for Thursday's game vs. the Kings. Gallo has missed the past eight games for the Nuggets, but his fantasy owners should be more concerned about whether or not he's traded at the deadline -- the Celtics, Rockets and Clippers are all rumored destinations. A move would more than likely hurt his value, but at least he's healthy again. Tuesday, 5:41 pm
  • HOU sends Corey Brewer and 1st rounder to LAL
    The Rockets will send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for Lou Williams.

    Advice: The Lakers are clearly rebuilding and probably have no use for Brewer, as this trade was all about securing another first-round pick. If Brewer isn't waived by the Lakers, he will provide some depth off the bench behind Brandon Ingram. He's shooting 23.4 percent from deep this season and is not a fantasy pickup. With Williams gone, it makes sense for fantasy owners to add Jordan Clarkson. D'Angelo Russell will also get a nice bump. Tuesday, 4:45 pm
  • Report: BK has multiple offers for Bogdanovic
    Teams pursuing Bojan Bogdanovic have reportedly been ramping up their offers, and it's getting to the point where Brooklyn will be choosing the best deal available.

    Advice: Thus far we've only heard that the Wizards were interested in acquiring Bogdanovic, but Woj is reporting that multiple teams have been involved. It seems likely that Bogdanovic will be dealt at the deadline, and his value would likely take a bit of a hit playing outside of Brooklyn. A Bogdanovic departure could clear the way for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to flirt with minutes in the 30s, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues ahead of the deadline. Tuesday, 1:30 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. Tuesday, 12:06 pm
  • Report: Suns interested in Derrick Favors
    The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that the Suns have expressed interest in potentially trading for Derrick Favors.

    Advice: Favors has had a disappointing season due largely to a nagging knee injury he has been battling since training camp. He is averaging just 9.2 points (while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 63.5 percent from the free throw line) and 6.1 rebounds in the 40 games he has appeared in. Still, when healthy, he has shown star potential and he's locked into an affordable contract through 2018. According to the report, "Utah has been willing to listen" to offers for Favors. Tuesday, 7:57 am
  • IND continues to reject any calls about PG13
    The Pacers continue to reject any calls about Paul George, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Per Lowe, Indiana is banking on the new CBA increasing their odds to retain PG13. George is under contract for at least one more season after this. Furthermore, the Pacers will be able to pay him far more than any other team even if he doesn't sign an extension and ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018. Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Jazz exploring the market for Derrick Favors?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN said that the Jazz have explored the market for Derrick Favors over the last few weeks.

    Advice: Favors hasn't been the same since he suffered a knee injury during the preseason, but it sounds like the Jazz are just doing their due diligence. The Jazz are hoping to re-sign both George Hill and Gordon Hayward, so they are going to be financially strapped when Favors hits free agency during the summer of 2018. The Jazz don't want to weaken their team ahead of the playoffs, so if they do move Favors they probably wouldn't do it until the offseason. There's no reason to stash Trey Lyles outside of very deep leagues unless we get wind of something. Monday, 7:18 pm
  • 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
  • Jimmy Butler feels he'll remain in Chicago
    Jimmy Butler feels that he'll remain in Chicago past the trade deadline, unless "something crazy happens."

    Advice: While the Bulls have taken numerous calls on Butler as the deadline approaches, they reportedly haven't been the ones making the calls, so while they will entertain offers it doesn't sound like they're actively shopping the up-and-coming All-Star. The Celtics do have the assets to offer "something crazy," but word out of Boston is that they aren't interested in parting ways with Brooklyn's 2017 draft pick just yet, so a blockbuster deal between Boston and Chicago seems unlikely. Monday, 2:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins deal finalized on Monday
    The trade sending DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and some draft picks was finalized on Monday.

    Advice: "It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization, said Vlade Divac. "Winning begins with culture and character matters." Divac went on to half-heartedly thank Cousins for his time in Sacramento and tried to justify the trade by hyping up the draft picks, but the line about "culture" and "character matters" is a pretty obvious shot at Boogie. Both Cousins and Anthony Davis will be sacrificing some touches as they learn to play together, but both of them should still be able to fill up the stat sheet. For what it's worth, Divac also said he had a better offer a couple days ago, so there's that. Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Rockets interested in Wilson Chandler?
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets are another team to keep an eye on in pursuit of Wilson Chandler.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Clippers and Thunder are going to make a push for Chandler at the deadline. There were some rumors going around in early February that Chandler was unhappy with his role in Denver, so he could be available for the right price. A move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Chandler's fantasy value because they are set at SF and PF with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but it would give them a solid second unit that already includes Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker. This report is firmly in the rumor stage. Monday, 8:56 am
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

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

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

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

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

    Advice: This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing. Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • 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
  • Wizards interested in Bojan Bogdanovic?
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Wizards have some interest in Bojan Bogdanovic.

    Advice: The Wizards are looking to upgrade their bench at the deadline and have also been linked to Lou Williams. The Nets are looking for draft picks to speed up their rebuild, and the Wizards "have shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick for the right deal. Bogdanovic would surely lose value on a team like the Wizards, but his absence could open the door for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert to have a larger role in Brooklyn's offense. Sunday, 7:00 am
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Sunday, 6:43 am
  • Celtics keeping an eye on Gallo?
    The Celtics will "keep an eye on" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as a possible trade target, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

    Advice: The Celtics are reportedly making their picks available for the right deal, including the potential No. 1 lottery spot with Brooklyn's pick. That pick likely isn't going to be in play for Gallinari, but young talent or future firsts could be in play on this deal. Gallo would take a big hit in big hit in Boston while Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez could benefit. Saturday, 5:13 pm
  • Jimmy Butler would prefer to stay in Chicago
    According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler would "loathe to leave" Chicago.

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

    Advice: That certainly would have been a blockbuster. Cousins is posting career-highs in numerous statistical categories this season, including scoring (27.8 points per game), assists (4.9) and 3-pointers (1.7). DMC, along with Russell Westbrook, have a chance to become the first players since Larry Bird in 1984-85, to average at least 27 points, ten boards and five dimes over the course of a full season. Saturday, 6:17 am
  • Pacers could ship their first-round pick
    The Pacers have made their first-round pick available to help Paul George, according to Chris Haynes of

    Advice: This is nothing new after they traded their first-round pick last year to get Thaddeus Young. According to the report, the Pacers are hoping that pick would translate to the addition of either an established wing or established frontline player. As we saw last week, the Pacers really need some depth at power forward while Glenn Robinson III isn't exactly a strong starter. This shouldn't affect George, Myles Turner or Jeff Teague, assuming the Pacers don't make a massive deal. Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Magic could shop Jeff Green
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Jeff Green and D.J. Augustin to Detroit for Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Magic signed Green to a one-year, $15 million deal, so that expiring contract could help the Magic make a move. It is interesting to see they have talked about a Jackson deal to pick up a big contract despite a terrible season. Last year, we saw the Magic and Pistons pull the reverse on this with the Magic trading away Tobias Harris for the expiring deals of Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova -- Tobias has been good, though. Anyway, Jeff Green being dealt would open up minutes for Aaron Gordon and Mario Hezonja. Friday, 12:07 pm
  • Cousins hopes to sign extension with Kings
    DeMarcus Cousins says he is "very happy" in Sacramento and intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer.

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

    Advice: With the Bulls down one, Butler was fouled with 0.9 seconds and he was able to hit both free throws. After the game, he said he learned the spin-move fadeaway from Dwyane Wade to get the foul call on Marcus Smart. Regarding his banged-up heel, there is really no such thing as half speed for Butler with 39.0 minutes per game since he returned from injury on Feb. 12. Obviously the All-Star break should work wonders to get him right. He's still a top-10 player in standard leagues this season as the alpha. Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Paul George scores 17 on off shooting
    Paul George made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points during a 111-98 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan left George in a little longer than usual in the third, but it still wasn't enough to now put the Pacers on a six-game losing streak. George has been particularly bad in those last four, making just 34.4 percent from the field in those losses. A big reason why is he's made just three shots at the rim and went just 4-of-22 on his mid-range shots -- that's usually the main reason why he slumps. He'll head to his fourth All-Star Game and look to get it going again after that. Thursday, 6:46 pm
  • Lavoy Allen will not play on Thursday night
    Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play on Thursday night against the Wizards.

    Advice: That means Kevin Seraphin gets another start and a revenge game vs. his old team. Allen was a game-time call, so he should be ready after the break. Although, Thaddeus Young (wrist) should also be back, which would take away most of Allen's minutes. If you want to stream someone, give Seraphin, C.J. Miles or Glenn Robinson III a look. Daily Slant: With Allen ruled out, Kevin Seraphin now becomes one of the more intriguing punt plays of the night, although that's not saying much given the two-game slate. We can likely pencil him in for around 25 minutes of court time, and given how thin PF is - Markieff Morris is the only "strong" option - Seraphin is viable in any format. His floor remains extremely low and Taj Gibson is the preferred cash game target, but Seraphin remains one of the few viable targets at the position. Thursday, 3:04 pm
  • Lavoy Allen (knee) will be a game-time call
    Lavoy Allen (knee) will be a game-time decision to face the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: He was listed a doubtful and was a game-time decision on Wednesday, but Allen was ruled out fairly quickly compared to normal GTDs. If he is active, he will be coming off the bench with Kevin Seraphin sticking in the starting lineup. Seraphin had a nice revenge game against the Wizards on Friday with a 16-point effort, so he might be a decent option on a two-game night. Thursday, 2:22 pm
  • Jimmy Butler won't have restrictions Thursday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not have restrictions on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: After scoring 19 points with 12 assists, two boards, four steals and four turnovers in 38 minutes on Tuesday vs. Toronto, Butler didn't suffer any setbacks and should be ready for another monster workload with Dwyane Wade (illness) sitting this one out. Butler's usage rate rises from 23.3 to to 31.8 when Wade is off the floor, so he looks like a strong play in all formats. Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Lavoy Allen (knee) questionable Thursday
    Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Thaddeus Young (left wrist) is out again, so Kevin Seraphin will likely be relevant for at least one more game if Allen can't go -- Seraphin has played 25+ minutes in three out of his last four games. To be clear, there's very little upside here and Young should be ready after the break. Thursday, 8:44 am
  • Thaddeus Young (left wrist) out Thursday
    Thaddeus Young (left wrist) will not play on Thursday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This is his seventh game in a row on the shelf, but it makes sense for the Pacers to hold him though the All-Star break. He now gets a full week of rest and will hopefully be ready on Feb. 24 against the Grizzlies. Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable, so Kevin Seraphin could see 25+ minutes tonight. Thursday, 8:43 am
  • Taj Gibson not concerned with trade rumors
    Taj Gibson said the trade rumors swirling around him aren't a concern.

    Advice: "Of course it's gonna get hotter," Gibson said about the trade talk. "No matter what happens, you're still in the NBA. You're still getting paid a lot of money to play basketball. People don't understand that. They think it's bad half the time. No it's not. It's the same paycheck, just on a different team." Gibson is playing on an expiring contract and many expect the Bulls to shake things up at the deadline. Gibson was linked to the Raptors before they acquired Serge Ibaka, but any contenders in need of a PF will likely entertain the idea of adding Gibson if the price is right. To be clear, a trade could hurt his fantasy value. Thursday, 8:27 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins held to 23 mins in blowout
    DeMarcus Cousins played only 23 minutes during Wednesday's blowout loss to Golden State, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight. "It's obvious I can't be myself," Cousins said after getting his 17th tech on Sunday. "Me playing how I play is what makes me the player that I am. Obviously it's not acceptable." It seems inevitable that he's going to face at least one more disciplinary DNP stemming from his technical foul issues, and fantasy owners can only hope that he stays on the court when the fantasy playoffs roll around. Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • 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
  • Ed Davis scores seven with five boards
    Ed Davis scored seven points with five rebounds as the starter against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a tough matchup against Rudy Gobert for his 19 minutes, but coach Terry Stotts even starting Davis next to Meyers Leonard bodes well. Davis did also outplay Leonard over the last two games, so he may wind up being the No. 2 big in the rotation -- Jusuf Nurkic looked terrific today. Davis is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 9:32 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
  • Corey Brewer starts 2nd half w/ Beverley out
    Corey Brewer started the second half on Wednesday following Pat Beverley's exit with a groin injury.

    Advice: Brewer finished with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes tonight. He might get a boost if Bev's injury doesn't heal during the break, but that's not a given. Even without Beverley to start the season, Brewer did nothing to recommend himself outside of very deep leagues. Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Jon Leuer scores 20, hits 10-of-10 FTs
    Jon Leuer scored 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Wednesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He also set a career-high with 10 free throw attempts, making every single one of them. Leuer grabbed eight rebounds with one block, but didn't attempt a 3-pointer for the first time since Jan. 1. He's not loaded with upside and was averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 triples in his previous eight games in February, so he's just a low-end asset who doesn't really hurt you anywhere. Wednesday, 8:08 pm
  • Brandan Wright cools off vs. Pelicans
    Brandan Wright scored six points with one rebound in 12 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had his breakout game on Monday with 17 points, but the old "against the Nets" grain of salt applies here. Wright still has more bounce to his game, so the Grizzlies have to be encouraged as he heads into the break. He could be a sneaky DFS play when the Grizzlies rest their bigs. Wednesday, 8:07 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
  • Paul George starts hot, finishes cold in loss
    Paul George went ice cold after a strong start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Cavs with 13 points on 4-of-19 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and no defensive stats in 36 minutes.

    Advice: George recently expressed his frustration with the Pacers' struggles. "We see what works for us and then we go away from it," George said. "It's very frustrating, especially losing to Eastern [Conference] teams, where these games are going to come down to late March, early April, where we're playing desperate basketball trying to make the playoffs." Indiana is riding a five-game losing streak, but they have one more chance to turn things around in Thursday's pre-break finale. Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic gets 16 & 10 vs. Spurs
    Nikola Vucevic made 7-of-16 shots to finish Wednesday's game with 16 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Aaron Gordon doesn't space the court as well as Serge Ibaka, which could lead to some congestion in the paint, but overall the recent trade shouldn't hurt Vuc's fantasy appeal. He came in shooting 5-of-19 from the field in his previous two games, so it wasn't a bad return vs. the Spurs' defense tonight. Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Jeff Green starts, plays 35 minutes on Wed
    Jeff Green moved into Orlando's starting unit on Wednesday and had 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Green's start may be temporary, however, if the Magic eventually opt for a lineup that includes Terrence Ross alongside C.J. Watson (or another PG), Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and Nik Vucevic. Even if the veteran Green does continue to start, he's been far too unreliable to own in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:01 pm
  • Ed Davis starting @ UTA, Noah Vonleh to bench
    Ed Davis will start and Noah Vonleh will come off the bench against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: It makes sense. Vonleh is the only healthy true power forward and the Jazz have a big frontline, so coach Terry Stotts will go big early against Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Davis is coming off a double-double, so he could be a viable option in DFS today. He's a sneaky deep-league guy, especially if Jusuf Nurkic doesn't start. Wednesday, 5:46 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Lavoy Allen ruled out for Wednesday night
    Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means it should be Kevin Seraphin starting again and get around 25 minutes. Allen should be considered as questionable for Thursday night. Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • Lavoy Allen doubtful, is a game-time decision
    Lavoy Allen (knee) is doubtful to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He will go through warmups and is a game-time decision. Allen did not play in the last game, which allowed Kevin Seraphin to start and play 27 minutes with 12 points, four rebounds and one block. He could be looking at another decent chance, but is only a lukewarm punt on a 14-game night. Wednesday, 2:42 pm
  • Jeff Green will start Wednesday vs. the Spurs
    Jeff Green will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Orlando's first starting five sans Serge Ibaka will feature C.J. Watson, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Green and Nikola Vucevic. Head coach Frank Vogel said that he's hesitant to give Gordon major minutes at the four-spot due to concerns about the team's perimeter defense, so he'll continue to experiment with the 30-year-old Green at power forward. Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

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

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) will also be on the sidelines on Wednesday night, so we could see Juan Hernangomez earn another start with Mason Plumlee logging extended minutes with the second unit. Hernangomez shined as a starter during Monday's win over Golden State, popping off for 27 points, 10 boards and six triple over 43 minutes, so he'll be on the DFS radar if he gets another start tonight. Wednesday, 10:33 am
  • Report: DEN open to moving Danilo Gallinari
    The Nuggets are reportedly open to moving Danilo Gallinari (groin) at the trade deadline.

    Advice: Gallinari has reportedly received interest from the Clippers, Celtics and Rockets, and of those locations, Los Angeles and Houston would be the best potential landing spots. As for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Gallinari will not play, and with Wilson Chandler (illness) being listed as questionable, we could again see Juan Hernangomez in the starting lineup. To be clear, nothing is imminent on the trade front for The Rooster, but this is a situation we'll be monitoring closely. Wednesday, 7:53 am
  • Boogie Cousins goes for 40-12-8 in win
    DeMarcus Cousins racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

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

    Advice: That was the fifth time in his career that he made it to the line 19 times. Butler only hit 2-of-10 shots from the field, but he was moving well and matched his career-high with 12 assists while adding two boards, four steals and four turnovers. "I thought Jimmy looked good," Coach Fred Hoiberg said. "I'm sure he's going to be sore tomorrow." The Bulls are off until Thursday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a slight chance that he could be rested with the All-Star break beginning the following day. Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan ejected in loss to Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan was ejected with two technicals fouls on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: He was ejected in the final minute, so his fantasy owners will be more upset about his quiet line. He scored 18 points on just 5-of-19 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers, though he did hit 8-of-9 from the line. The Raptors are reeling with 11 losses out of their last 14 games and the team looks visibly frustrated, but the addition of Serge Ibaka could turn their season around. DeRozan's value should be just fine alongside Ibaka, but he could lose a couple touches. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) will play Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will play and start Tuesday vs. Toronto, as expected.

    Advice: Butler has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but he'll be without a minutes limit tonight, and with Dwyane Wade (wrist) unavailable he should be operating with a hefty usage rate. Fred Hoiberg will be starting Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant alongside Butler tonight, with Doug McDermott shifting to the bench, but Jimmy Buckets is obviously the most attractive target here in any setting. Tuesday, 3:20 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) won't play Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: The Nuggets are smartly playing it safe and keeping Gallo out through the All-Star break, which will give him another full week to heal. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) already ruled out, and Wilson Chandler (illness) questionable, Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see all the minutes they can handle on Wednesday. Hernangomez, who exploded for 27 points, six 3-pointers and 10 rebounds in 43 minutes on Monday, will be a very popular DFS play on Wednesday night. Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Mudiay questionable vs. MIN
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Chandler was withheld from Monday's win over the Warriors due to the illness, but we should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. The same goes for Mudiay. If Chandler can get back to the court Wednesday night, he could be forced into heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) out. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 1:55 pm
  • Faried, Arthur, Gallinari out Wednesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable, and if those two also end up hitting the sidelines on Wednesday night, we could see Juan Hernangomez and Will Barton forced to log heavy minutes in the starting lineup. Faried, Arthur and Gallinari will all likely be back in action after the All-Star break. Tuesday, 1:53 pm
  • Lavoy Allen (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Allen did not play on Monday, which resulted in Kevin Seraphin moving into the starting five with Paul George being forced to log heavy minutes. If Allen is out again on Wednesday, it'll be more of the same. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 12:54 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (wrist) out Wednesday vs. CLE
    Thaddeus Young (left wrist) will not play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Young has spent the past six games on the sidelines, and with Wednesday being the first of a back-to-back set, the Pacers may elect to just keep Young out until after the All-Star break. Lavoy Allen (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday, and if he's out, that would result in Kevin Seraphin earning another start with Paul George getting all the burn he can handle. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 12:50 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) probable for Tuesday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is probable to play Tuesday night vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Butler has missed four of the Bulls last five games due to the nagging heel injury. With Butler back in the starting lineup, Michael Carter-Williams will return to his role as a reserve. Dwyane Wade (wrist) and Nikola Mirotic (back) have already been ruled out of Tuesday's contest, which means Butler will be asked to shoulder even more of the offensive load than usual. Tuesday, 9:14 am
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off Blazers bench
    Ed Davis played 27 minutes and had 11 points, 13 rebounds and a block off the Blazers' bench in Monday's 109-104 overtime loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Davis was nice and finished the game tonight, but it's important to note that starter Meyers Leonard was on the bench down the stretch with five fouls. Either way, Jusuf Nurkic should be starting for this team after the All-Star break, meaning neither Davis, nor Leonard, are guys you want to be targeting right now. Especially if you take a look at the game logs for Davis and Leonard this season. Monday, 11:08 pm
  • 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
  • Derrick Favors scores 13 points
    Derrick Favors scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: You could argue that Favors was Utah's best player tonight, as Gordon Hayward and George Hill combined to score 13 points and Rudy Gobert was outplayed by DeAndre Jordan. Favors hit 5-of-11 shots from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, a welcome sight for his owners after he was held to six points in each of his last two games. He's been a bust and probably isn't close to 100 percent after battling a knee issue since the preseason, but he's worth holding onto. Maybe he will get it going after the break. Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Brandan Wright scores season-high 17 points
    Brandan Wright scored a season-high 17 points with three rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes in Monday's victory over the Nets.

    Advice: Wright was 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He looked impressively spry and athletic on Monday. However, his fantasy upside is limited. As long as Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph remain healthy, it will be difficult for Wright to see enough minutes and scoring opportunities to make a consistent impact. Feb 13, 7:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer double-doubles in loss to Bucks
    Jon Leuer hit 6-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, 11 rebounds and a block in 36 minutes of Monday's 102-89 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Leuer played just 17 minutes on Sunday, but if you throw that one out, he's scored very well since Feb. 3. He's hit double figures in six of his last seven games, but the rest of his stats have been lacking. Maybe tonight's game will get him kick started, but he'll need to do better than the 12 points and 3.6 rebounds he was averaging in February coming into this one in order to be worth owning in most leagues. Feb 13, 7:31 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic gets 13 & 17 in win vs. Miami
    Nikola Vucevic, who scored only three points on Saturday, finished Monday's 116-107 victory with 13 points (4-of-14 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), 17 rebounds, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: Vuc has double-digit rebounds in four straight games, a span in which he's averaging 16.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks. Suffice to say, his offensive dud against the Mavericks on Saturday is no cause for concern. Feb 13, 7:19 pm
  • Wayne Ellington quiet in 21 bench minutes
    Wayne Ellington moved back to Miami's bench on Monday, picking up six points with two 3-pointers and no other statistics in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington was solid in three starts sans Dion Waiters (ankle) but his appeal is greatly diminished in a reserve role. Josh Richardson (foot) is also "fairly close" to a return, and should at worst be ready after the break, so there isn't much incentive to own Ellington in typical leagues. Feb 13, 7:16 pm
  • Wayne Ellington will return to bench
    Wayne Ellington will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: This was the expected move with Dion Waiters (ankle) returning from a three-game absence. Waiters was on fire before the injury, so it's time to let go of Ellington if you picked him up for his 3-point shooting. Feb 13, 3:56 pm
  • Lavoy Allen (knee) out Monday vs. the Spurs
    Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Thaddeus Young (wrist) will also be unavailable for Monday's game, and Rakeem Christmas is away from the team on a D-League stint, so we could see Kevin Seraphin move into the starting lineup tonight. Paul George will likely be asked to spend some extra time at the four-spot sans Young and Allen, which should open up some more minutes for Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles at the three-spot. Allen should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game in Cleveland. Daily Slant: Even with the Pacers very thin at PF, this is still a situation best left untouched for DFS purposes. Kevin Seraphin isn't a lock to play more than 20-25 minutes by any stretch, as the Pacers will likely try to play small when possible with Paul George shifting up to the four, allowing them to give guys like Glenn Robinson, C.J. Miles or Monta Ellis a little extra run. You can avoid the Pacers on tonight's eleven game slate. Feb 13, 2:43 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (left wrist) out Monday vs. SA
    Thaddeus Young (sprained left wrist) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Monday will mark Young's sixth straight game on the sidelines, with the Pacers having a back-to-back set after Monday's game, head coach Nate McMillan acknowledged that he doesn't anticipate Young returning to the court prior to the All-Star break. Lavoy Allen will continue to start in his absence, but he's not doing enough to be considered a viable target in most settings. Feb 13, 12:32 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) participates at practice
    Jimmy Butler (heel) participated during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Butler sat out Sunday's game after aggravating the heel injury on Friday, and while him being able to practice is an encouraging sign, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see Chicago withhold Jimmy Buckets from the next two games in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Michael Carter-Williams would have another opportunity to start. Feb 13, 11:28 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) eyed by TOR & LAC?
    The Raptors and Clippers are "monitoring" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as the trade deadline approaches, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Nuggets reportedly expect Gallo to opt for free agency this summer, bypassing a $16.1 million player option, so they might try to deal him before that happens. They're negotiating from a position of weakness, however, so it's unclear how much they could extract for the oft-injured veteran. To be clear, this is firmly in the 'rumor' stage. Feb 12, 9:47 pm
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