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  • John Henson double-doubles in loss
    John Henson scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucks turning to more Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five hasn't hurt Henson's playing time, logging 29.0 minutes per game over his last five outings. On the other hand, his per-minute stats have dropped this month, averaging 8.4 points, 7.4 boards and 1.3 blocks. He's still a low-end hold if you need a big. Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe struggles against the Heat again
    Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: He does not like to play against the Heat with this dud and another 10-point game on Sunday. Bledsoe has been fairly productive in his other games this month, especially with his 2.6 steals per game over his previous January outings. He's been better than expected on his new team and should continue to flirt with early-round value in standard leagues. Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 38 points
    Klay Thompson torched the Bulls during a 119-112 win on Wednesday, making 12-of-22 from the field for a season-high 38 points with four rebounds, two assists and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Stephen Curry also dropped 30, so coach Steve Kerr summed up this night for the Warriors. "Old school Splash Brothers night," Kerr said to describe this win. The Warriors have now won 14 straight games on the road and they'll get a tough test in Houston on Saturday night. Thompson is starting to get hot again and he's played 35 minutes in each of his last four games. Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Steven Adams makes 10-of-12 FGs for 21 points
    Steven Adams hit 10-of-12 shots to score 21 points on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: Adams was too much for the Lakers' frontcourt to handle and he's now racked up three straight double-doubles. He's just 24 years old and continues to get better, but he's already crushing his preseason draft position with top-50 roto value. Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Andre Roberson solid in return Wednesday
    Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday with four points on 2-of-2 shooting, four rebounds, three steals, two assists, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Roberson logged 17 minutes in his first action since late December. He looked sharp and is averaging 26.9 minutes on the season, but OKC didn't need to push him with the game decided in the third quarter. He's a non-entity in points leagues, but has some niche appeal for defensive stats. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 30 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 30 points with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and six 3-pointers against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the 11th time the Warriors had both Curry and Klay Thompson each score 30-plus points in a game, and of course they're 11-0 in those instances. Curry exploded to start the third with 11 points in the first six-plus minutes to start that frame, which led to GSW taking the third by a 32-12 advantage. Curry has been in one of his unfair modes since returning from injury last month, posting a 30.6 usage rate and a 76.7 TS% in those eight. He's arguably the league's best player when he's playing like this. Wednesday, 9:36 pm
  • Tyler Ennis starts, plays 20 minutes
    Tyler Ennis started Wednesday's game and had nine points, three rebounds and three assists, making 4-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Lonzo Ball (knee) was out again tonight so Ennis was tabbed to start alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. As long as Ball is day-to-day there's no real incentive to own Ennis anywhere. Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores four
    Omri Casspi scored four points with four rebounds in 18 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Technically, he was a DNP-CD on Monday, but coach Steve Kerr held him out because of how sensitive his back injury is. Casspi should stay on the wire in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:21 pm
  • JaMychal Green posts 18 & 13 vs. Knicks
    JaMychal Green racked up 18 points, 13 rebounds (seven offensive), three assists, three 3-pointers and one steal in 27 minutes vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Marc Gasol and Brandan Wright were both away from the team recovering from illnesses, which left the frontcourt very thin. Green, Deyonta Davis and Jarell Martin all saw their roles increase as a result, and Green is quietly building up steam in January. He's averaging 12.0 points, 8.3 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 triples this month, and should only see his role expand down the stretch. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) looks fine Wednesday
    James Ennis (calf) had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three assists in a home win vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ennis' availability was a rare bit of good injury news for Memphis, which was playing without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright. He was coming off a pair of solid games but should still be viewed skeptically for fantasy purposes. Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn plays just 12 minutes vs. MEM
    Kyle O'Quinn had just two points, six boards and one assist in 12 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: KOQ was coming off a big game on Monday, but his role tends to ebb and flow based upon matchups. It doesn't help that Willy Hernangomez (DNP-CD) could be unleashed at some point, making O'Quinn a luxury in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting
    Frank Ntilikina went scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting Wednesday, adding seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: If you picked him up after Monday's double-double with 10 points, 10 dimes and seven assists, welcome back to reality -- the promising rookie is still very raw on offense. He's shooting 35.6% on the season and has gone scoreless three times in the past five games, so there should be more enticing options if you need immediate production. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Lance Thomas invisible in 15 minutes
    Lance Thomas had another vacant line on Wednesday with three assists, two blocks and no other stats in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Thomas didn't even attempt a shot or free throw tonight, and he's irrelevant for fantasy owners while Michael Beasley, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Doug McDermott are healthy. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays 26 minutes Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played 26 minutes on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: THJ sat out Monday's game as a precaution, as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he looked fine in a tough loss at Memphis tonight. He came off the bench again but coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted he could resume starting soon, which would bump Lance Thomas (15 minutes) to the bench. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets Knicks' free-throw record
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: In the process, Lee set a Knicks record by making 46 consecutive free throws. He's tops in the NBA at 96.1 percent from the stripe, and the only bad news is that he doesn't get there often with 1.8 attempts per game. He's been a sneaky mid-round fantasy value this season but could fade if New York commits to playing young guys more late in the season. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action. Wednesday, 4:49 pm
  • Omri Casspi (back) will play on Wednesday
    Omri Casspi (back) will play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Casspi was a healthy scratch on Monday, but Steve Kerr said he'll be getting on the floor tonight. He could pick up a few extra minutes with Andre Iguodala (calf) out, but not enough to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Wednesday, 4:33 pm
  • James Ennis is available to play
    James Ennis (calf) is available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was called questionable to play on Tuesday from what was likely an injury on Monday. He should come off the bench and could be looking at minutes around 20. Ennis isn't worth owning in most leagues. Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Roberson starting, Ferguson to the bench
    Andre Roberson (knee) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers, sending Terrance Ferguson back to the bench.

    Advice: Roberson has missed the past eight games, so he could have his minutes monitored tonight. Neither Roberson nor Ferguson can be considered viable targets in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Andre Roberson (left knee) questionable
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: He got some shots up on Tuesday and even went through practice on Sunday. Coach Billy Donovan talked a lot about his second unit playing well together, so chances are Roberson would be put back into the starting lineup. He's still not someone fantasy owners should count on in most leagues. Wednesday, 1:23 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • James Ennis (calf) questionable for Wednesday
    James Ennis (right calf) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a calf issue for Ennis, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on what he can do at Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin. Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) gets up shots Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (knee) got up some shots during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: The Thunder just did some light shooting and watched film on Tuesday, so this isn't much of an update. We'll have a better idea on Roberson's status for tomorrow's game based on his activity level at Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, Terrance Ferguson will get another start. Tuesday, 12:01 pm
  • James Ennis plays well for Memphis
    James Ennis hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Ennis had 12 points, five boards, a block and two 3-pointers in his previous game, making him worth a watchful eye right now. But Chandler Parsons should be back from his knee injury soon, which could hurt him. And even if Parsons remains out, Ennis would only be a deep-league option at this point. Monday, 5:45 pm
  • JaMychal Green just missed double-double
    JaMychal Green hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, nine rebounds and one assist in Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Green went off for 20 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and a block last Wednesday, then had a five-point dud on Friday before playing fairly well today. He's not going to do much besides score and rebound, and he doesn't exactly destroy those categories, but he's playing well enough to be given a look in most leagues if you're desperate for a big man. Monday, 5:34 pm
  • Tyler Ennis quiet in start for Lakers
    Tyler Ennis started for Lonzo Ball (shoulder) on Monday and hit 3-of-6 shots for six points, two rebounds and three assists in 33 just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Gary Payton II made his debut for the Lakers tonight and played 12 minutes and Jordan Clarkson played 17 minutes in the loss. If Ball's not playing point guard for the Lakers, you probably don't want to be using one of the other ones in fantasy leagues. Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Omri Casspi is inactive Monday
    Omri Casspi will be a healthy scratch on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Warriors have their whole roster available, but Casspi will be pushed out of the rotation for this matchup. He's not worth owning while Kevin Durant is healthy. Monday, 4:43 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina posts double-double off bench
    Frank Ntilikina was able to post 10 points with 10 assists across 29 minutes for a double-double off the bench Monday in Brooklyn. He is the first Knicks rookie to post at least 10 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and two blocks in a single game since 1964.

    Advice: Ntilikina was 3-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the arc, while going a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also chipped in seven rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal. It was his first-career double-double, and he was just three boards short of a triple-double. The performance was nice, and he has upside for help in the steals department, but he remains a stash option at this point. Monday, 3:16 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn sharp in 23 minutes off bench
    Kyle O'Quinn was effective in Monday's 119-104 win at Brooklyn, going for 11 points with seven rebounds, three assist sand two blocked shots over 23 minutes.

    Advice: O'Quinn was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, as he had the hot hand to eat into the minutes of Enes Kanter. In fact, O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez were a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor, keeping Kanter nailed to the bench for a good chunk of the game. Both centers have drawn trade inquires recently, and they certainly improved their stock with solid showings. New York has a logjam at the position, so someone might be on their way out of town soon. A new situation might mean new fantasy appeal, so we'll watch this situation closely. Monday, 3:13 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets franchise record Monday
    Courtney Lee hit his only free-throw attempt Monday in Brooklyn to tie the team's all-time mark for consecutive free throws made at 44, equaling the record set by Chris Duhon.

    Advice: Lee finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including 1-of-2 from behind the arc, while chipping in with two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot. He is also working on a 14-game streak with at least one 3-pointer dating back to Dec. 18. Lee continues to be a decent fantasy asset in 9-cat leagues, particularly when Tim Hardaway Jr. is not on the court. Monday, 2:49 pm
  • John Henson swats two shots in 31 minutes
    John Henson scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting Monday to go with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Henson. He tends to score in the single digits, but his 1.5 blocks per contest give him some low-end appeal as a shot-blocking specialist. He's a fine low-end big to own in deep leagues. Monday, 2:07 pm
  • Walton: Tyler Ennis starting for Lonzo (knee)
    Tyler Ennis will start vs. the Grizzlies on Monday, according to coach Luke Walton. Monday, 1:54 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points w/ four steals
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting Monday, to go with three 3-pointers, four boards, three assists, four steals and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: This was a nice bounce-back performance from Bledsoe following Sunday’s 4-of-16 shooting performance, and it was particularly impressive given that he did it against the No. 9 ranked defense against point guards. Bledsoe has been a top-30 producer since landing in Milwaukee, and as long as he can stay healthy, he should be able to sustain his early-round evaluation. Monday, 1:49 pm
  • Hornacek says Hardaway Jr. could start Weds
    Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage. Monday, 11:28 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out for Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: THJ appeared to tweak his left leg on Sunday, but coach Jeff Hornacek said THJ is fine and that he's resting on the second game of a back-to-back set. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. Michael Beasley will pick up the slack on offense for the second unit. Monday, 10:39 am
  • Omri Casspi (back) is available Monday
    Omri Casspi (back) is available on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Warriors will need Andre Iguodala's defense on LeBron James, so Casspi is looking at a handful of minutes at best. He's not worth deploying in most leagues while Golden State is healthy. Monday, 9:16 am
  • Courtney Lee hits 3-of-10 shots for 10 points
    Courtney Lee went just 3-of-10 from the field during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, finishing with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Lee suffered from some suffocating defense from Jrue Holiday, but he’s also just been less involved in the offense since Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the court. In the two games since THJ has gotten back out there, Lee’s usage has dipped to 15.0, so it looks like his value will take a bit of a hit once Hardaway Jr. is fully up to speed. Sunday, 4:02 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points, tweaks leg
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans but appeared to tweak his left leg on the final possession of the game.

    Advice: He did add two triples, five boards, three dimes, three steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but the main takeaway is the leg injury. The injury occurred on a non-contact play on New York's final possession, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting an obvious limp. The Knicks play again on Monday in Brooklyn, so it wouldn't be surprising to see THJ hit the sidelines for the second leg of this back-to-back. Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • Casspi, Iguodala, Livingston probable Monday
    Omri Casspi (back), Andre Iguodala (hip) and Shaun Livingston (shin) are all probable for Monday's matchup with the Cavs.

    Advice: Casspi has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it looks like he'll get back out there for on Monday. However, with the Dubs expected to be at full strength for their MLK Day game, Casspi is unlikely to get enough minutes to matter. Sunday, 1:35 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe hits 4-of-16 shots in loss
    Eric Bledsoe struggled with his shot during Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing with 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe couldn’t buy a bucket in this one, missing all six of his 3-point attempts and finishing just 4-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 from the charity stripe. Milwaukee's inability to connect from long-range (4-of-28 from distance) in this one made it easy for the Heat to clog up the paint, which made it tough for Bledsoe to get to the basket. That said, we'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance from Bledsoe on Monday in Washington. Sunday, 1:06 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) out Monday vs. SAC
    Andre Roberson (knee) was a full participant in Sunday's light practice, but he will not play Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: "We didn’t have a lot of contact in practice, but he went through the entire practice, so he’s getting better," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Sunday. While Roberson is improving, Monday will mark his eighth straight game on the sidelines, which will likely result in Terrence Ferguson earning another start. Sunday, 11:26 am
  • Stephen Curry has 27/9/6 in dramatic road win
    Stephen Curry (right ankle) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday with 24 points, nine assists, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and just one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Golden State absolutely destroyed the Raptors in the first half, committing one turnover with 22 assists on 32 made field goals (71.1% shooting). They nearly gave it away in the second half, but held on for a 127-125 win, despite Curry missing a few late free throws. He finished 6-of-12 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line, and is obviously safe to activate everywhere. Saturday, 7:51 pm
  • Steven Adams posts double-double in victory
    Steven Adams finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals across 31 minutes in Saturday's 101-91 victory in Charlotte.

    Advice: Adams bounced back after a subpar performance Wednesday in Minnesota, which was rather surprising since he was bumping down low with Dwight Howard. It was the first double-double for Adams since Christmas Day against the Houston Rockets. He is averaging 1.8 blocked shots per game in six January outings, too. The Thunder have a quick turnaround Monday against the Kings, the first of three games in the upcoming week. Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) will start vs. Toronto
    Stephen Curry (ankle) will start Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia will join Curry in the starting five tonight, and there's been no word on a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to throw him out there for tonight's game. With Curry back in the starting five, Patrick McCaw will return to the bench, and he'll lose most his appeal with the Dubs' stars all healthy. Saturday, 3:55 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) available to play Sat
    Stephen Curry (ankle) will be available to play Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He looked fine while going through his pregame routine, so he should be able to get back out there tonight without any sort of limitations, which will queue Patrick McCaw's return to the second unit. We should have official confirmation on his status just prior to tip-off, but he looks to be safe to activate in all season-long settings. Saturday, 3:41 pm
  • Omri Casspi (back) won't play on Saturday
    Omri Casspi (back) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Casspi said he felt discomfort in his back while going through his pre-game routine, but he's hopeful he'll be able to get back out there for Monday's game against the Cavs. With him unavailable tonight, Nick Young and Andre Iguodala will split his minutes, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) upgraded to probable
    Stephen Curry (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: This confirms the numerous reports we've seen over the last couple of days stating that the Warriors were merely being cautious holding him out on Friday. It appears the Warriors will have all four of their studs in the starting lineup Saturday night. Over his last six games, Curry is averaging 34.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 6.3 treys. Assuming Curry suits up, Patrick McCaw will get bumped back to the bench. Saturday, 10:39 am
  • Omri Casspi (back) questionable Saturday
    Omri Casspi (back soreness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Casspi's back has been bothering him for a while, and it forced him to sit out Friday's win over the Bucks. If Casspi is unable to play on Saturday as well, Andre Iguodala and Nick Young would likely see a few extra minutes off the bench. Saturday, 6:34 am
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) questionable Saturday
    Stephen Curry (ankle) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Curry has missed the last two games and a total of 13 games this season due to a sprained right ankle. However, this is merely a game-notes designation, so we will have to wait until later this afternoon for a more reliable update on Curry's status. It was reported on Friday that Steph has a "solid chance" to return on Saturday and that the Warriors kept him out of Friday's game primarily because it was the front end of a back-to-back. If Curry can play, Patrick McCaw will get bumped back to the bench. Saturday, 6:29 am
  • Eric Bledsoe hits blackjack vs. Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe connected on 8-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc, to finish with 21 points across 32 minutes Friday against Golden State.

    Advice: Bledsoe added four rebounds, four steals and three assists while also going 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. He has posted at least one 3-pointer in each of his seven games in January, and he has at least one steal in each of his past 10 outings, averaging 2.5 swipes during the stretch. Bledsoe isn't required to do as much heavy lifting on the offensive end as his days in Phoenix, but he still does a good job chipping in across the board to make him a top-50 fantasy option since arriving in Wisconsin. Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Klay Thompson's 3-pointer streak snapped
    Klay Thompson finished with 12 points Friday at Milwaukee, but he was 0-of-2 from behind the arc to snap a 95-game streak with at least one 3-pointer made.

    Advice: Thompson was back from a rest on Wednesday, but apparently it hindered him more than it helped. His 95-game stretch with a triple was the third-longest in NBA history. He wasn't terribly broken up about it after the game, though. "I didn't know. Oh well. Who cares?," he said. With Thompson back in action it was Nick Young heading back to a minor role off the bench. Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 16 points in return
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) returned to action in a 118-108 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 16 points (6-of-13 FGs) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, but he showed little to no rust at all. As long as his leg responds well in the morning, his workload will continue to ramp up and he should be back in the first unit sooner rather than later. With top-70 value in 9-category leagues on a per-game basis, there's no reason for him to be sitting on the waiver wire. Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play on Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: THJ has spent the past month on the sidelines, so he'll assuredly be dealing with a minutes limit for at least his first few games of being out there. He's not a must-play guy in his first game back from the long layoff, but he is must-own now that he's finally back out there. Michael Beasley's minutes will likely take a hit once Hardway Jr. is fully up to speed, and Courtney Lee's usage will dip. He'll come off the bench tonight, but Lance Thomas' days as a starter are numbered. Friday, 3:36 pm
  • Omri Casspi (back soreness) out Friday
    Omri Casspi (back soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This issue has been lingering for weeks, so the Warriors will play it safe like they normally do. Andre Iguodala and Nick Young may pick up a few extra minutes in his absence. Friday, 3:15 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Roberson reportedly went through parts of practice on Friday, but sat out the contact portions. He is inching his way towards a return but will likely need to get a full-contact practice under his belt before he is cleared to play. Terrance Ferguson is expected to draw another start on Saturday. Friday, 10:50 am
  • Omri Casspi (back) questionable Friday
    Omri Casspi (back soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Casspi has been dealing with lingering back soreness for weeks now. If he is unable to play, Andre Iguodala, who is listed as probable, and Nick Young would likely see a few more minutes off the bench. Friday, 10:45 am
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) will not play Friday
    Stephen Curry (ankle) will not play Friday night vs. the Bucks, but there is a "solid chance" he returns for Saturday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: According to Warriors beat reporter Anthony Slater, Curry "looked fine" at practice on Thursday and there is a "solid chance" he returns on Saturday. The Warriors are being understandably cautious by keeping Curry out of both ends of a back-to-back. Shaun Livingston is expected to draw another start at point guard on Friday, with Patrick McCaw again seeing an uptick in minutes off the bench.Daily Slant: With Curry and other inactive Warriors off the floor this year, Kevin Durant owns a 35.0% usage rate (+3.1%) and a 1.49 FPPM rate (+0.10). He’s quickly ascended to one of the top overall plays on the board. Draymond Green also gets a value uptick and is playable in all DFS formats. Friday, 10:33 am
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) goes through practice
    Stephen Curry (ankle) was able to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The injury was never believed to be serious and this confirms it. Curry will be listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, so check back for an update after the morning shootaround. If he can't go, Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw will pick up the slack. Thursday, 4:50 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) questionable Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr.'s (leg) status for Friday's game vs. the Wolves is unclear according to coach Jeff Hornacek.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. scrimmaged with the Knicks for a second straight practice on Thursday, but the Knicks aren't ready to commit to him playing yet -- they will list him as questionable for now. Hardaway Jr. will be re-evaluated either this evening or on Friday morning, but he wouldn't reveal his status either. "If it was playoffs then I would obviously," THJ said. "Time will tell." Thursday, 10:10 am
  • JaMychal Green breaks out for 20 & 14
    JaMychal Green broke out for 20 points and 14 rebounds on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-12 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with two assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is the first time all season that Green has scored double-digit points in three straight games, and the first time since Nov. 13 that he's played at least 30 minutes. He took advantage of a short-handed Pelicans team tonight, which was playing without Anthony Davis (ankle), so we're still skeptical of him, but it can't hurt to grab him in deeper leagues in case his upswing proves to be sustainable. Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Steven Adams held at bay in road loss
    Steven Adams finished with eight points, eight rebounds and two steals over 34 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 loss at Minnesota.

    Advice: Adams certainly had his hands full with Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Taj Gibson, etc. down low. He was able to extend his streak of games with five or more rebounds to 21, but his string of five straight outings with 10 or more points came to a conclusion. He might have another rough night on the offensive side when he squares off against Dwight Howard and the Hornets on the road Saturday night. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe swats two shots in home win
    Eric Bledsoe managed to score 15 points with five rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and a steal over 27 minutes in Wednesday's 110-103 win against the Magic.

    Advice: Bledsoe isn't throwing up eye-popping stats, but he is posting consistent numbers since arriving with the Bucks. He is posting top-50 fantasy value over the past six weeks. While he isn't needed to do as much heavy lifting at the offensive end as his days in Phoenix, he can still fill up the basket on occasion when the others are having an off night. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • John Henson pulls down 14 and 10 vs. Orlando
    John Henson was able to post 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots over 30 minutes in Wednesday's 110-103 win against the visiting Magic.

    Advice: Henson ended up with a solid plus-22 rating on the evening, and he was a very efficient 7-of-11 from the field while also chipping in with an assist and just two turnovers. He is in the midst of his best run of the season, averaging 12.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game over the past three. Henson will shoot for his season-high fourth consecutive game with 10 or more points when the Warriors come to Cream City on Friday night. Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina doesn't score
    Frank Ntilikina did not score with three assists in 18 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jarrett Jack is playing his best basketball of the season, so it may be a little longer before we see Ntilikina take over as the starter. Coach Jeff Hornacek did say he's "looking at" starting the rookie, but it's starting to feel it won't be until after the All-Star break. There is upside for steals and dimes, but Ntilikina is more of a stash. Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 in loss
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not go to the line today, but that' still a very efficient line. Lee's 96.1 percent from the line puts him on pace to be the second Knick ever to lead the NBA in free throw percentage for a season (Allan Houston), and he continues to yield mid-round value in standard leagues. He's been a major bargain in nine-cat leagues. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • No MRI or X-ray scheduled for Stephen Curry
    The Warriors have no plans for Stephen Curry to undergo an MRI or X-ray on his injured right ankle.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Curry slipped and tweaked his ankle at shootaround and will sit out Wednesday's game, but the Warriors don't seem overly concerned about the ankle tweak, and the fact that they're not even seeking a precautionary MRI is definitely good news. Klay Thompson (rest) will be joining Curry on the sidelines tonight, so Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw could be guys to think about streaming, while Kevin Durant (calf) will make for an attractive DFS option. Wednesday, 2:20 pm
  • Klay Thompson (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Klay Thompson (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Warriors will be missing both Splash Brothers on Wednesday, as Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) has also been ruled out of this contest. Patrick McCaw and Nick Young will likely divvy up most of Thompson's minutes. Wednesday, 12:59 pm
  • Curry and Thompson ruled out Wednesday
    Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) have been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Curry slipped at practice on Wednesday and sprained his right ankle. This is worrisome because it's the same ankle that sidelined him for 11 games in December. However, beat writer Connor Letourneau is reporting that a Warriors source told him Curry's ankle "doesn’t look serious at all, but we’re not taking any chances on anything this year." Let's hope that's the case. Shaun Livingston will likely start at PG on Wednesday. Kevin Durant (calf) has been cleared to play and will be the focus of the Dubs offense. Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) out two more games
    Coach Billy Donovan said Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) did some non-contact work in practice on Tuesday but won't play on Tuesday night vs. Portland or Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Roberson has missed each of OKC's last four games. Donovan said that he'll be re-evaluated later in the week. Terrance Ferguson has started each of the last three contests and is averaging 12.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 27.5 minutes over those three starts. Tuesday, 3:26 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr (leg) gets in a full practice
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) scrimmaged with the team, and was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, but is still without a timetable for his return.

    Advice: This is an important step forward in Hardaway's rehab, as he works his way back from a stress reaction in his lower left leg. Hardaway told reporters that he felt good after practicing on Tuesday. He has not played since the end of November, but is clearly headed in the right direction. Hopefully, we soon get an update that includes a target date for his return. Tuesday, 8:46 am
  • O'Quinn and Hernangomez receiving interest
    Teams have contacted the Knicks about potentially trading for Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez, according to the New York Post.

    Advice: According to the Post report, "the Knicks have received more inquiries about Hernangomez than anyone else on their roster" and "a couple of playoff-bound teams have asked about O’Quinn as a rental." The Knicks have a logjam at center, which is why New York is motivated to deal one of their four centers. This will be a situation to keep an eye on as we move closer to the February trade deadline. Tuesday, 7:42 am
  • Omri Casspi (hip) plays 14 minutes vs. Denver
    Omri Casspi (bruised hip) had four points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 14 minutes during Monday's home win vs. Denver.

    Advice: Casspi's appeal in 12-team fantasy leagues is negligible, although he's occasionally worth streaming if Kevin Durant is out. Tonight, Durant was out with a calf injury tonight, which gave Casspi just enough playing time, but that could end vs. the Clippers on Wednesday. Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Andre Roberson listed as out for Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) is being listed as out in the game notes for Tuesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: The knee issue has kept Roberson on the sidelines for the past four games, and Thunder beat reporter Erik Horne speculates that he'll likely miss Wednesday's game in Minnesota as well. With Roberson on the shelf, Terrance Ferguson should be looking at a few more starts, but Ferguson isn't much more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues. Monday, 1:10 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) doubtful Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Terrance Ferguson has had some nice moments in the starting lineup, so he might stick. Roberson has been a liability on offense all season, so he may have a limited role upon his return. Monday, 10:43 am
  • Kyle O'Quinn racks up 15 & 11 w/ full line
    Kyle O'Quinn scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in just 23 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: The veteran made 6-of-7 shots, with all but one of his shots coming inside the paint -- he knows how to play to his strengths. Despite playing only 17.0 minutes over the past month, he's carved out standard-league roto value as a source of rebounds (5.2), blocks (1.1) and FG percentages (63.6% on 5.1 attempts). Jan 7, 7:25 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina posts 7/7/5 & defensive stats
    Frank Ntilikina played well in 25 minutes on Sunday with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Knicks drafted Ntilikina No. 8 overall this summer, one spot ahead of Dennis Smith Jr., whom he faced tonight. When asked about their styles of play, Ntilikina replied, "[Smith Jr.] is known for his offensive skills. Basically I’m known for my defensive skills. That part of him being aggressive [offensively] ...That’s the part I have to explore in my game." The Knicks' rookie is averaging just 5.8 points per game, and more aggression would be welcome if it results in attempts at the rim -- he's shooting 45.9% in the restricted area, but just 28.7% everywhere else. Jan 7, 7:22 pm
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