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  • 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson to bench w/ Roberson active
    Terrance Ferguson came off OKC's bench for three points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer during Wednesday's easy home win.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes tonight, but that was inflated by garbage time. Ferguson began the month with a bang, dropping 24 points, six 3-pointers and three steals during a blowout vs. the Lakers, but couldn't duplicate the feat vs. L.A. tonight. Since then he's averaged 3.5 points on 25.8 percent shooting, so he should already be floating on your waiver wire. Yesterday, 9:42 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. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Josh Hart starts 2nd half for KCP (Achilles)
    Josh Hart started the second half on Wednesday and had nine points on 3-of-8 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Hart started Monday's game in place of Brandon Ingram (ankle), but tonight his mid-game promotion was the result of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) leaving early. Hart could have some short-term appeal if KCP sits out Friday (vs. Indiana) or Sunday (vs. New York), so keep an eye on the Lakers' injury report. Early indications are that KCP's injury isn't serious. Yesterday, 9:38 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. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Brandon Ingram OK despite tweaking ankle
    Brandon Ingram (sprained ankle) tweaked his ankle during Wednesday's game and sat out the final 15:31, but coach Luke Walton said he could have returned if needed.

    Advice: OKC was cruising to a lopsided win tonight, so the Lakers played it safe by benching Ingram down the stretch. He finished with eight points, three assists and one rebound. The 20-year-old forward should be fine, but we'll consider him 'questionable' for Friday's home game vs. the Pacers. Check back for more information after Thursday's practice. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Dillon Brooks strong again w/ 17 points
    Dillon Brooks had 17 points, five boards, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes on Wednesday, making 6-of-11 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs.

    Advice: The rookie sank three 3-pointers and he's now 7-of-11 from deep in his past two games. His minutes and usage are trending up, even as the Grizzlies scuffle along near the bottom of the standings, but Brooks has a lot to prove before earning fantasy owners' trust in re-draft leagues. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • No concussion symptoms for Kris Dunn
    Kris Dunn (mouth) did not have concussion symptoms following his exam on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He chipped and dislocated two front teeth when he fell with 2:52 left in the fourth quarter in tonight’s game, and he is going to be re-evaluated tomorrow. The scary fall after a dunk should only make him day-to-day for now and the Bulls are off until Saturday. After some dental work, expect an update on Thursday afternoon. Yesterday, 9:11 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. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Zach LaVine looking for more minutes
    Zach LaVine said he's ready for more minutes and plans to meet with doctors and trainers on Thursday.

    Advice: It showed with LaVine showing plenty of explosion during his 20 minutes. Although, he was not able to keep it going on the stat sheet, making 2-of-12 from the field for five points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in the loss to Golden State. It's probably going to be a a few weeks before he's cruising, but the Bulls are on record saying they'd like to increase his workload weekly. Yesterday, 9:06 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Kris Dunn evaluated for concussion
    Kris Dunn is being evaluated for a concussion on Wednesday.

    Advice: After Dunn did a face plant on his dunk, Zach LaVine said Dunn should be "all good" following this loss. It looked like Dunn may have lost a tooth, but it turns out his tooth took a piece of the the United Center floor. For now, expect Dunn to be ready for Saturday against the Hawks. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Avery Bradley (groin) will see specialist
    Avery Bradley said after Wednesday's game that he's going back to Philadelphia to see a specialist for treatment on his nagging groin injury.

    Advice: Bradley finished the game with 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting, three 3-pointers, three boards, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes. Shooting percentages continue to weigh down his value, at 41.4% field goals and 77.9% free throws, but he's contributing enough points (15.7), threes (2.0) and steals (1.2) to be worth holding most contexts. The real key is his health, of course, and owners should check for updates over the next few days -- Detroit plays on Friday, so we'll consider him questionable for that one. Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • Kyle Anderson struggles vs. Nets
    Kyle Anderson scored two points with one rebound, two assists and one block in 22 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yuck. He's likely looking at several starts going forward with Kawhi Leonard (quad) out indefinitely. Anderson won't be lighting up the scoring column, but his output in other areas makes him worthy of an add in most 12-team leagues. Yesterday, 8:05 pm
  • Joe Harris gets 32 minutes
    Joe Harris scored 18 points with one rebound, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: As great as Harris was off the bench today, there's a very good chance he's going to lose playing time this weekend if D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. If you've been using him in a deeper league, you may want to be ready to look for another player to add. Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Kris Dunn to the locker room after bad fall
    Kris Dunn (face) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter after a bad fall.

    Advice: He made a breakaway layup, but the momentum pulled him off the rim and put his body horizontal. Dunn landed on his face and it looked like he may have lost a tooth. He'll certainly be getting checked for a concussion here and he's almost certainly out for the rest of the game, but he was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. Dunn finished with 16 point, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Josh Hart starts 3Q for Caldwell-Pope
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be Josh Hart starting the second half at shooting guard. KCP tried to give it a go in warmups before the third quarter, but he didn't feel right. It's worth a mention KCP had a right Achilles issue back in 2015, so there's a very good chance he needs to miss time. Hart is worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Yesterday, 6:22 pm
  • Austin Rivers (heel) still needs walking boot
    Austin Rivers (ankle, heel) will wear a protective walking boot for at least one more week.

    Advice: Doc Rivers said Austin will be "in and out" of the boot, but it's still unclear when he might return to the court. His absence ensures that Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic will be leaned on heavily, with Jawun Evans and Tyrone Williams also earning more minutes. Yesterday, 6:15 pm
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  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope goes to locker room
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles strain) went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He got tangled up with Russell Westbrook and went straight to the locker room. Caldwell-Pope was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was in pain as he went back there. Josh Hart would benefit if KCP is out. Yesterday, 5:59 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. Yesterday, 4:49 pm
  • Josh Hart will come off the bench Wednesday
    Josh Hart will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Brandon Ingram (ankle) will be back in the starting five tonight, and he'll be joined by Tyler Ennis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. While Hart will move to the bench, he could still be looking at minutes in the 20s with Lonzo Ball (knee) unavailable. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Avery Bradley in the starting lineup
    Avery Bradley (groin) is in the starting lineup against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll have his hands full and is likely looking at DeMar DeRozan. Bradley was starting to heat up before he missed practice on Tuesday, so it makes sense to start him in standard leagues. Yesterday, 4:12 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. Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • No suspension for James Harden or Chris Paul
    The league will not be suspending James Harden or Chris Paul for their participation in Monday's locker room incident with the Clippers.

    Advice: Harden and Paul have been described as trying to calm the situation down, so they won't be catching any heat in this ordeal, while both Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green will be serving a two-game suspension. Harden is expected to make it back to the court on Thursday, and he'll be dealing with a 24-25 minute limit. Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Spurs expecting Kawhi to return this season
    Coach Gregg Popovich said the Spurs are expecting Kawhi Leonard (quad) to return at some point this season.

    Advice: Leonard is out indefinitely, but it does sound like he's looking at an extended time off. Considering how careful the Spurs were with him before and how he's only played nine games, it's fair to guess he's not going to play before the All-Star Game. His owners have to hold him and trading for him isn't the worst idea, assuming you're not giving up an elite player. Kyle Anderson is worth an add in 12-team leagues. Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson will return to the bench
    Terrance Ferguson will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Andre Roberson (knee) will be returning from an eight-game absence tonight, which could result in Ferguson dropping out of the rotation entirely. Ferguson isn't worth your attention in any setting. Yesterday, 3:30 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. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • SVG thinks Bradley and Kennard will play Weds
    Stan Van Gundy said he thinks Avery Bradley (groin) and Luke Kennard (thumb) will be able to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Both players participated at shootaround, and it sounds like they'll be fighting through the pain tonight. We should get a firm update just prior to tip-off, but season-long owners can plan on having these guys active. Anthony Tolliver is no longer a very attractive streamer in most leagues. Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Tyler Johnson thinks he's more day-to-day
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) is thinking his injury is in terms of days and not weeks.

    Advice: That's good news and the Heat are reportedly not looking to give him an MRI. Johnson is not going to play on Wednesday, which means the Heat could shift Justise Winslow over to the two. Winslow said he's "comfortable" with playing there, or the Heat could go with Derrick Jones Jr. or Derrick Walton Jr. to start. Wayne Ellington also benefits in a big way and should be firing away from deep. Yesterday, 2:02 pm
  • James Harden likely to have minutes limit
    James Harden (hamstring) is expected to be on a 24-25 minute limit upon his return, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: If Harden goes through Wednesday practice without an issue, he will be probable to face the Wolves on Thursday. Harden suffered his injury on Dec. 31, and it's been mostly positive news since he went down. His return means Gerald Green takes a big hit while Eric Gordon moves to the bench. Yesterday, 1:31 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. Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (left shoulder) doesn't practice
    Kyrie Irving has a sore left shoulder and did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is also going to be questionable to play against the 76ers on Thursday. Irving played a season-high 41 minutes on Tuesday, and he's also in a bad slump to start 2018 at just 35.4 FG% in those five games. If he can't go, Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin figure to pick up the most playing time. Hopefully, he is only being held out of practice as a precaution. Yesterday, 11:19 am
  • Kawhi Leonard (right quad) out indefinitely
    The Spurs announced on Wednesday that Kawhi Leonard will be out for an indefinite period of time as he continues to rehab from right quadricep tendinopathy.

    Advice: "It hasn't responded the way we wanted it to," said coach Gregg Popovich. "You try to react to how he feels after the games he's played in a little bit. It just hasn't gone as well as we've wanted it to. So we're going to stop him for an indefinite period – I don't know how long that will be – to get more strength and hopefully get him back on the court." This is very concerning given he's only appeared in nine games this season, and Pop's quote seems to imply there's a chance he might not be back this season. Owners in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot have a tough decision to make. Yesterday, 11:04 am
  • Brown hints Bayless will start on Thursday
    Brett Brown hinted that Jerryd Bayless will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Celtics, with J.J. Redick (leg) unavailable.

    Advice: Brown said that Bayless will be "first up" to fill Redick's spot, and said he'll also try to find more minutes for guys like Timothe Luwawu and Justin Anderson. As a starter this season, Bayless owns averages of 11.0 points, 2.1 triples and 1.5 assists per contest on 44.9% shooting, so he could be someone to think about as a deep league streamer on Thursday. Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • James Harden expected to play Thursday
    James Harden (hamstring) is expected to return to the court for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Assuming all goes well during Wednesday's practice, Harden should be able to get back to the court for Thursday night's game, which will queue Eric Gordon's return to the second unit. Gerald Green will also see a reduction in minutes with Harden back in action, so those that picked up Green during the hot streak should start perusing the waiver wire for other options. Yesterday, 10:44 am
  • Avery Bradley, Kennard will try to play Weds
    Avery Bradley (groin) and Luke Kennard (thumb) will try to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Bradley and Kennard sat out Tuesday's practice, and it's concerning that this groin issue is flaring up again for Bradley after he missed seven games with the same issue in December. Both these guys appear to be headed for a game-time decision, and if they're out, Anthony Tolliver would likely slot back into the starting five and there would be more minutes available for Langston Galloway. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 10:15 am
  • Iman Shumpert (knee) practices Wednesday
    Iman Shumpert (knee surgery, foot) practiced on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's inching his way closer to a return, but he won't be much of a factor in the rotation even when he's cleared to play. Leave Shumpert on the wire. Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) out Wednesday vs. MIL
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bucks, as expected.

    Advice: "He is feeling better. We did not get an MRI, it is just an ankle sprain at this point," said head coach Erik Spoelstra of Johnson. "We will continue to treat and evaluate him." It'll be interesting to see who Miami brings into the starting five with Johnson out, but Wayne Ellington figures to be the primary beneficiary here in terms of minutes. Johnson doesn't appear to be dealing with anything serious, but he could also miss Friday's game in Brooklyn with it being the first of a back-to-back set. Yesterday, 10:01 am
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) will return from a one-game absence on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram practiced in full on Tuesday, and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. His return to the court should shift Josh Hart back to the second unit, but with Lonzo Ball (knee) out, Hart's minutes might not take a significant hit. Ingram owners can feel free to get him active. Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • 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. Yesterday, 8:55 am
  • Irving scores 27 points in overtime loss
    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and five triples in Tuesday's 116-113 overtime loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: This was Boston's second game in the last 10 days, but the well-rested Irving got off to a slow start before erupting with a 16-point third quarter. He finished just 8-of-24 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with an uncharacteristic six turnovers -- this was his third game of the season with that many. Expect a more efficient game on Thursday vs. Philly. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • James Harden (hamstring) questionable vs. MIN
    James Harden (hamstring) has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni said on Sunday that there was a chance Harden could make it back to the court for Thursday's game, although Monday's reported incident between the Clippers and the Rockets could complicate things. We're sure to get a few more updates on Harden leading up to Thursday's tip, but if he is able to get back out there, Eric Gordon would return to the bench and Gerald Green's value would take a hit. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 3:33 pm
  • 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
  • Kawhi Leonard (quad) not on the injury report
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Leonard also wasn't on the injury report on Monday but ended up being a late scratch, which was apparently due to his "return from injury management" program. He'll have had three full days off going into Wednesday's game, so he should be able to get out there barring a setback. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 2:47 pm
  • No MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson (ankle)
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not be required to undergo an MRI, but he is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Johnson could miss a few games, but the fact that he's avoiding an MRI suggests he's not dealing with anything too serious. We should get official confirmation on his status following Wednesday's shootaround, and if he's out, Wayne Ellington could see heavy minutes as a starter. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram was able to practice in full on Tuesday and said he expects to be back on the court on Wednesday night, and head coach Luke Walton echoed a similar sentiment, so he feels a bit closer to probable. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 12:30 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
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) plans to play Wed
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) was able to practice with the team on Tuesday and said he was "confident" he would be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Ingram, who was held out of Monday's loss to Memphis, did admit he was "a little sore," but was able to sprint and cut on his ankle in Tuesday's practice. The Lakers will determine Ingram's status for Wednesday's game based upon how the ankle responds to Tuesday's activity, but it's worth noting that head coach Luke Walton also said he expects Ingram to play. If he is able to get back out there, Josh Hart would get bumped back to the bench. Tuesday, 10:45 am
  • Avery Bradley (groin) questionable Wednesday
    Avery Bradley (groin) did not practice on Tuesday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This is concerning news, as Bradley was sidelined for seven straight games from mid-December through early January due to a right groin strain. Hopefully, this is more of a maintenance day off for Bradley, as opposed to a re-aggravation. We'll have to wait for a clear update from coach Stan Van Gundy before jumping to conclusions. Luke Kennard (thumb) and Stanley Johnson (hip) are also questionable for Wednesday, which means Detroit may be shorthanded at SG and on the wing. Tuesday, 10:28 am
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    The Heat will likely be without Tyler Johnson (ankle) "for at least the short term," according to Heat reporter Tom D'Angelo.

    Advice: It was initially feared the Johnson had sustained a serious injury when he fell to the ground clutching his knee on Monday. However, Johnson is dealing with a sprained ankle. Coach Erik Spoelstra said everybody, including Johnson, was "relieved" when hearing the initial diagnoses. We should have a further update by Tuesday afternoon. If Johnson is unable to play Wednesday, Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington would see an uptick in playing time. Tuesday, 8:56 am
  • James Harden involved in post-game fracas
    James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green reportedly pushed into the Clippers' locker room on Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers, but security intervened before anything physical took place.

    Advice: It's uncertain if players will face fines or suspensions from the league as a result of the altercation, but we'll keep an eye on it closely. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said Harden could return from his hamstring injury Thursday or Saturday, but any kind of penalty from the league could delay his return. Stay tuned. The teams meet again Feb. 28. Monday, 10:43 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
  • Dillon Brooks leads Memphis with 19 points
    Dillon Brooks hit 6-of-8 shots and 4-of-5 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes of Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: That ties his season high in scoring, as he's had two other 19-point games this season, but they came early. He had scored a grand total of 15 points in his previous three games and doesn't get many rebounds, assists, blocks or steals. He belongs on waivers in most leagues, unless he's going to start scoring like this on a regular basis. Monday, 5:37 pm
  • Josh Hart scores 16 in 32 minutes on Monday
    Josh Hart started for Brandon Ingram (ankle) on Monday and played 32 minutes, finishing with 16 points, three rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting in a loss to Memphis.

    Advice: Hart played well and put up nice numbers if you used him in DFS, but once Ingram is back, which should be soon, he'll fall off the map again. Monday, 5:19 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hits six triples, 27
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 8-of-16 shots, 6-of-10 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes

    Advice: This was KCP's second highest scoring night of the season and he's scored in double figures in eight straight games. His legal situation that was holding him out of road games is finally behind him and he's playing very aggressively right now. He should be owned everywhere. Monday, 5:18 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 18 points in 20 minutes
    In just his second game back, Zach LaVine scored 18 points in 20 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He's showing little to no rust right now, but the Bulls are going to continue to build him up slowly. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two triples, posting a 31.1 usage rate in his first two games -- that would easily be a career-high, but it's obviously a small sample size. He has to be owned in all formats and his value will trend up as his restrictions are reduced. Monday, 3:58 pm
  • Update: No MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson
    Updating a previous report, there is currently no MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson (ankle).

    Advice: The Heat want to wait and see how he feels tomorrow morning before going through with the MRI, but the fact that they're even waiting to make that decision is a very positive sign. While he grabbed at his knee after the injury, after being examined in the locker room they determined he's dealing with a sprained left ankle, so it seems like he's avoided a serious injury. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Monday, 3:46 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard says he was rested on Monday
    Kawhi Leonard said the reason he didn't play on Monday was due to the Spurs' "return from injury management" program, and not due to a flare-up with the quad issue.

    Advice: The Spurs have been extremely cautious with Leonard this season, not allowing him to play unless he's had two full days off in between games, and that's apparently the reason why he sat out Monday's game (he logged 28 minutes on Saturday). Hopefully, this means we can expect to see him back on the court on Wednesday in Brooklyn, and owners can expect to get another update by Wednesday morning's shootaround at the latest. Monday, 3:28 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) headed for an MRI
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: Johnson was grabbing at his knee after the hard fall on Monday and needed to be carted off the court, but the Heat are simply calling this an ankle sprain, and we should get official confirmation on that diagnosis once the MRI results are made public. Miami plays in Milwaukee on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Johnson doubtful for that one. If he's out, Wayne Ellington could move into the starting group with Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson logging heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 3:15 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
  • Josh Hart starting for Brandon Ingram (ankle)
    Josh Hart is starting Monday's game in place of Brandon Ingram (ankle).

    Advice: Hart started the second half on Saturday so this is no surprise, and he's a reasonable DFS and streaming play if you reacted quickly enough to Ingram getting ruled out just before tip-off. Ingram's ankle injury is minor, though, so there's no long-term impact here. Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Tyler Johnson diagnosed with sprained ankle
    Tyler Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and X-rays were negative.

    Advice: Johnson won't return to Monday's game but this is very encouraging considering how bad it looked initially -- he was in agony after an awkward landing and needed to be wheeled off the court. He immediately grabbed his knee after the injury and could get an MRI in the coming days, so we're not ready to say he's out of the woods quite yet. If he misses time, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be leaned on very heavily, and Wayne Ellington could get more minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 2:28 pm
  • Kyle Anderson scores 13 in loss to Hawks
    Kyle Anderson got another start for Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) on Monday and had 13 points, six rebounds, three steals and a 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard said he was simply held out for maintenance today, and not his new shoulder injury, so he should be back for the next one. But we're not sure how often he'll play, and this is starting to look like a lost season since he's only appeared in eight games thus far. And while Anderson hasn't exactly been a Kawhi clone in his absence, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. He's averaging 7.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 steals over his last five games. Monday, 2:28 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) ruled out vs Grizzlies
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: His absence should yield more playing time for Kyle Kuzma, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes with Ingram leaving early on Saturday. Corey Brewer should also step up in the rotation, and the Lakers will need a team-wide effort with Lonzo Ball (knee) also unavailable tonight. Monday, 2:12 pm
  • Tyler Johnson leaves w/ left leg/knee injury
    Tyler Johnson exited Monday's game with a left leg/knee injury.

    Advice: He came down awkwardly after a drive to the hoop, immediately clutched his left knee, and was eventually wheeled into the locker room. We're hoping it wasn't as bad as it looked, but Johnson could be looking at extended absence -- it shouldn't take long before Miami runs tests. With Dion Waiters (ankle) out of the picture, Miami can ill-afford to lose Johnson -- if he misses time, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be leaned on very heavily, and Wayne Ellington could get more minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:58 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
  • Brandon Ingram a true game-time decision
    Brandon Ingram is a true game-time decision for Monday in Memphis due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He'll try to warm up and see if he can go and it sounds like this one could go either way. We'll know one way or another prior to the 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Monday, 1:17 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (quad) out Monday vs. ATL
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This is the same quad issue that delayed Leonard's start to the season, and it's extremely concerning that it's become an issue again with how careful the Spurs have been with him (he's played in just nine games this season). The Spurs take on the Nets in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Leonard questionable for that one. With him unavailable tonight, Kyle Anderson will draw the start with LaMarcus Aldridge doing the heavy lifting on offense. Monday, 11:32 am
  • 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
  • Zach LaVine to play around 20 minutes
    Zach LaVine (knee) will play around 20 minutes on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Once again, the Bulls aren't going to let him play in the fourth quarter. He was impressive in his Bulls debut on Saturday with 14 points in 19 minutes, but it's going to be a while before the Bulls ease his restrictions. Monday, 10:57 am
  • Kawhi 'bothered' by quad, 50/50 to play
    Kawhi Leonard is "bothered" by his quad injury and is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He just can't catch a break and neither can his fantasy owners. His shoulder seemed fine in Saturday's game, but this quad injury has been an issue since the offseason. Don't be surprised if the Spurs hold him out in what should be an easy win. If he sits, Kyle Anderson and Davis Bertans will step up with LaMarcus Aldridge carrying the offense. Monday, 10:53 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
  • 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
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Monday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday in Memphis.

    Advice: We'll have a better idea on Ingram's status following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to watch from the sidelines on MLK Day, there would be more minutes available for Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday when Ingram went down, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get the start if Ingram sits. Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard not on the injury report Monday
    Kawhi Leonard is not being listed on the injury report for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leonard looked fine in his return to action on Saturday, and if he's able to play Monday, it'll be the first time this season he will have played in a game without having two nights off. Based on the current injury report, Rudy Gay (heel) will be the only Spur to hit the sidelines on MLK Day. Sunday, 1:32 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
  • Tyler Johnson scores 14 points with three 3s
    Tyler Johnson scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He’s been a mid-round guy ever since Dion Waiters (ankle) hit the sidelines, pumping out averages of 16.0 points, 2.3 assists, 1.8 triples, 1.1 steals and just 0.8 turnovers per contest on 45.4% shooting from the field and 88.9% from the stripe. There really isn’t anyone on the roster to challenge him for minutes with Waiters done for the year, so he should be able to sustain his mid-round evaluation. Sunday, 12:34 pm
  • James Harden could play Thursday or Saturday
    Mike D'Antoni said that James Harden (hamstring) could return to the court for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves or Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: It sounds like Harden will sit out Monday's game against the Clippers, but there's a good chance he'll be getting back out there next week, which could queue the end of Gerald Green's run as a fantasy relevant asset. Eric Gordon will return to the bench once Harden is able to get back out there, and Chris Paul's usage and assist rate will take a slight hit. Sunday, 12:03 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
  • Popovich says Leonard surprised him
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he was surprised that Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) was in such great shape on Saturday.

    Advice: "He's looking confident in his body," Popovich said. "He wasn't winded tonight, which surprised me. He's coming along well." Leonard has played in consecutive games only once and has not played on less than two days' rest, but he said he "needs to string some games together" and that he's remaining patient as he works his way back to 100 percent. Sunday, 6:37 am
  • Avery Bradley heats up w/ 26 points, six 3s
    Avery Bradley's shot finally started falling on Saturday, as he went 10-of-19 from the field for 26 points, with a 6-of-10 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Bradley added three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Bulls tonight. Fantasy owners probably did a double-take when looking at the boxscore tonight, as this is the sixth time all season AB has made more than half of his shots. He's starting to warm up after missing a chunk of time with a groin injury, so hopefully owners' patience will continue to pay off. Saturday, 8:46 pm
  • Kris Dunn stuffs boxscore in win vs. Pistons
    Kris Dunn filled up the boxscore on Saturday with 18 points (7-of-13 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals, three blocks and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Chicago opened the game 15-of-20 from the field against a listless defensive effort from Detroit, and they held on for an impressive 107-105 victory. Dunn has now recorded at least eight assists in six consecutive games, which is a career-long streak, and he's thriving as the undoubted starting PG for Chicago. Zach LaVine's return is primarily a threat to Denzel Valentine and David Nwaba, so Dunn's owners can keep him locked in active lineups going forward. Saturday, 8:43 pm
  • Zach LaVine (knee) sharp in return Saturday
    Zach LaVine (knee) was impressive in his long-awaited Bulls debut on Saturday, posting 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, three 3-pointers and two assists in 19 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls kept LaVine on a 20-minute limit and he sat out the fourth quarter by design, but he looked spry while on the court tonight. Fred Hoiberg expects to keep LaVine around 20 minutes the next few games, after which his playing time should slowly ramp up -- it helps that Chicago doesn't play back-to-back games until Feb. 9-10. He played a handful of minutes at PG tonight, which is even more encouraging, and his fantasy owners are finally being rewarded for their patience. Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard continues to roll up steals
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) went for a team-high 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot over 28 minutes Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Leonard was aggressive on the offensive end, getting to the free-throw line a season-high 11 times, converting nine attempts. He was not tentative in his return to action, and he picked up four steals, too. He has four or more thefts in four straight games, the longest stretch of his career. He was limited to 28 minutes, but that was more the result of the lopsided nature of the score and not due to any type of setback with his shoulder. Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • 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
  • Kawhi Leonard, Green, Parker start Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder), Danny Green (groin) and Tony Parker (ankle) are all listed as starters vs. Denver on Saturday.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich said that he expected all three veterans to return tonight, and this confirms that they're ready to go. The result is that Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes and Dejounte Murray are back in their typical bench roles, which should result in severely cut playing time. Anderson is still worth holding, though, at least while Rudy Gay (heel) is on the shelf. Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Nothing doing for Terrance Ferguson again
    Terrance Ferguson posted just three points with one rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot over 18 minutes in another start Saturday at Charlotte.

    Advice: Ferguson is holding down the fort with Andre Roberson (knee), but really the latter cannot return soon enough. He was just 1-of-3 from the field, and he is averaging just 2.0 PPG over the past four outings. Even in a starting role, should Roberson need more time to mend, Ferguson warrants very little in the way of fantasy consideration. He isn't even worth using as a low-end DFS play at this point. Saturday, 4:46 pm
  • X-rays come back clean on Ingram's ankle
    X-rays came back clean on Brandon Ingram's sprained left ankle, and the Lakers are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Ingram said he wasn't really able to push off his left ankle when he tried to play through the injury, but he'll try and run on it on Sunday and see how he feels. He wants to play on Monday in Memphis but said it will depend on how he feels, so he could be trending towards a game-time decision. Owners can expect to get another update on Sunday, but if he's out on MLK day, more minutes would fall to Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle, while Josh Hart could earn a start. Saturday, 4:04 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
  • Josh Hart struggles with foul trouble in win
    Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday sans Brandon Ingram (ankle), but only managed to produce two points, two boards, one steal and one turnover in 12 foul-plagued minutes.

    Advice: Hart racked up four quick fouls after halftime, got sent to the bench, and never got back into the game. He could have another opportunity to start on Monday in Memphis if Ingram can’t give it a go, but he’s really nothing more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues. Saturday, 2:34 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 17 points
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-8 from the stripe on his way to 17 points, five boards, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 41 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope was quiet for much of the game, but he came through with some big shots in the clutch to keep the Lakers in the game. That said, KCP’s minutes have been rather sporadic lately, and the fact that his usage has dipped to 15.4 over the past six is concerning. The Lakers value his expiring contract more than his on-court contributions, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see him lose minutes to someone like Josh Hart through this second half of the season. Saturday, 2:18 pm
  • Ingram (ankle) will not return Saturday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) will not return to Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Ingram tweaked his ankle during the first quarter and tried to play through it after getting his ankle re-taped in the locker room, but after a second trip to the locker room the Lakers ruled him out for the remainder of the game. He'll end his evening with four points, six boards, five dimes in 14 minutes, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game in Memphis. His absence would translate to more minutes for Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance and Julius Randle. Stay tuned. Saturday, 11:43 am
  • 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
  • Zach LaVine (knee) will play first 3 quarters
    Zach LaVine (knee) who is on a 20-minute limit, will play in only the first three quarters Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Coach Fred Hoiberg said that LaVine won't play in the fourth quarter on Saturday, but that plan will be re-evaluated after each game. Denzel Valentine will get bumped to the bench with LaVine replacing him in the starting lineup. Saturday, 10:09 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
  • Joe Harris scores 10 off the bench
    Joe Harris was back on the bench on Friday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two triples in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Harris loses a good bit of value with DeMarre Carroll back in the lineup, but he's still a nice source of 3-pointers in 14- or 16-team leagues. He was 4-of-6 from the field tonight and has hit at least two triples in four out of his last five games. He gets a matchup with the Wizards on Saturday and should see minutes in the lower to mid-20s again. Friday, 7:46 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zach LaVine (knee) will start Saturday
    Zach LaVine (knee) will start in his season debut Saturday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: LaVine will be on a 20-minute limit in this contest, but he'll get to run with the starting unit. The Bulls will likely keep LaVine's minutes capped and hold him out of back-to-backs for the foreseeable future, but he will have an opportunity to make an impact as he knocks off the rust and works his way back into game shape. Friday, 9:06 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope swipes five steals
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and a season-high five steals in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: A few of his steals came during key points in the game and he was a big reason the Lakers ended up winning in San Antonio. He's been a seventh-round player this season and his travel restriction is over, so make sure he's not available on your waiver wire. Thursday, 11:11 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 26 in win over Spurs
    Brandon Ingram was aggressive on Thursday, hitting 11-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 2-of-5 free throws for 26 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes, while committing just one turnover.

    Advice: Ingram is finally feeling it and is shooting it much better of late. He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and is averaging 20.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.3 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over that stretch. And the best news is that his shots are falling, as he's hit 33-of-55 in those four games, good for 60 percent. He appears to be primed for a big second half for the Lakers after a rough start to the season and his confidence is growing by the day. But poor free throw shooting and a lack of peripheral stats will likely keep him from becoming an elite fantasy player any time soon. Thursday, 11:02 pm
  • 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
  • Johnson says neck is still bothering him
    Tyler Johnson said after Wednesday's game that he's still feeling pain in his neck which is related to his shoulder issue.

    Advice: "They just gave me some pills to try and relax it, try and relax the muscles that kind of tighten up," Johnson said. "I still can’t really turn my head. It’s still hard to turn my head. But we got it to somewhere where it was manageable, the pain, the movement and being able to at least lift my shoulder up, which to me was the most important part." Johnson wasn't supposed to play on Wednesday, but ended up playing 31 minutes after Udonis Haslem convinced him to fight through it. The Heat are off until Sunday's game vs. the Bucks, so hopefully the time off will help. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Terrance Ferguson awful in Wednesday's start
    Terrance Ferguson made another start Wednesday at Minnesota, but he was limited to just three points across 23 minutes.

    Advice: Ferguson's night was a disaster, as he hit just 1-of-7 from the field, including 1-of-6 from behind the arc, and he grabbed just one board with one assist and one steal. Hey, the good news is that he didn't turn it over once. However, Andre Roberson (knee) cannot get back soon enough. For now, Ferguson might be a decent low-priced contrarian play in DFS, but he has no fantasy appeal in standard formats. Wednesday, 9:11 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
  • 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
  • Dunn struggles with shot, fills stat sheet
    Kris Dunn made just 4-of-18 from the field for nine points with two rebounds, eight assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 46 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: That is one ugly shooting line, but Dunn hit a huge bank shot in the lane to help earn this win. The steals were somewhat expected from Dunn this year, but now in the mix with Russell Westbrook for No. 2 in the league in steals per game. Dunn's scoring has been a pleasant surprise and the return of Zach LaVine (knee) shouldn't hurt Dunn's scoring output too much, and maybe it'll open up the floor for him to boost his FG%. Dunn should continue to coast in what has been a mini-breakout season. Wednesday, 7:30 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
  • James Harden (hamstring) gets up shots Weds
    James Harden (hamstring) was able to get up some shots at shootaround on Wednesday.

    Advice: Head coach Mike D'Antoni said that Harden has looked "really good" as he continues his rehab from the Grade 2 hamstring strain, and members of Harden's camp have indicated that he could be back "soon, anytime next week," so maybe he'll return at the end of his initial two-week timetable. In the meantime, Chris Paul, Eric Gordon and Gerald Green will continue to pick up the slack in his absence. Wednesday, 9:28 am
  • Iman Shumpert now dealing with foot soreness
    Iman Shumpert (left knee surgery) is now dealing with foot soreness.

    Advice: Shumpert was progressing well in his rehab from the knee procedure, but he suffered a setback with the foot soreness issue on Tuesday, and that will likely push back his timetable. Maybe he'll be able to get out there towards the end of January, but regardless of his playing status, he's a non-option in fantasy hoops with the Cavs healthy. Wednesday, 9:09 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope does it all
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 5-of-11 shots, two 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws for 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes of Tuesday's win.

    Advice: He's been released from the detention center and should be able to travel with the team going forward. He failed to even score on Friday and has missed some road games, so there's a chance he could be available in your league. He had a monster block on Buddy Hield tonight and looked good, so think about grabbing him if he was dumped in your league. He should be good to go from here on out. Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson doesn't score Tuesday
    Terrance Ferguson was 0-for-2 and finished with zero points, two rebounds and three fouls in 30 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Since going off for 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting last Wednesday, Ferguson has scored a total of 13 points with 11 fouls and not much else over his last three games. He might have one or two more big games in his future this season, but if you picked him up on a whim, it's probably time to go fishing on your waiver wire. Andre Roberson (knee) isn't expected to play on Wednesday, so Ferguson could be looking at another start. Tuesday, 7:34 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
  • Zach LaVine (knee) to make debut on Saturday
    Zach LaVine (knee) will make his season debut Saturday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Chicago VP John Paxson said that LaVine will be limited to 20 minutes in his Bulls debut. Paxson also stated that LaVine will be held out of the second night of back-to-backs through the All-Star break. These restrictions were expected and it means we have to temper our expectations for LaVine out of the gate. Nonetheless, it's great news that he's cleared all the necessary hurdles and has been medically cleared to get back on the floor. He averaged 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.6 treys per game for Minnesota last season. Tuesday, 8:49 am
  • 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
  • Avery Bradley scores 24 points w/ full line
    Avery Bradley hit 10-of-23 shots to score 24 points vs. the Pelicans on Monday, going 3-of-9 from deep with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Bradley did his damage in 35 minutes and this is good enough for most owners -- he shot just 43.5% from the field, but that's his highest mark since returning from a groin injury earlier this month. He's been hard to own in roto leagues due to lousy percentages and low supporting stats, but maybe this will get him going. Monday, 8:47 pm
  • Kris Dunn gets all-around line in loss to HOU
    Kris Dunn chipped in across the board on Monday with 19 points on 9-of-20 shooting, eight assists, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: The 23-year-old Dunn is in the midst of a breakout season, and he's surged into top-60 fantasy value over the past month. "I’m more comfortable times 10 than last year," Dunn said recently. "I didn’t know what I was doing last year. This year, I understand my role is learning how to be a leader every day." He has a long leash for the rebuilding Bulls, and continues to make the most of it -- he was aggressive at both ends tonight, and even Zach LaVine's eventual return shouldn't slow him down. Monday, 8:36 pm
  • Joe Harris scores 12 points in start
    Joe Harris started on Monday vs. the Nets with 12 points (4-of-11 FGs), six rebounds, two assists and two triples in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets will need Harris to play big minutes while DeMarre Carroll (knee) is out and he's definitely earned them lately. "He’s gaining confidence, getting better by the day," coach Kenny Atkinson said. "We’re just so pleased with his progress. He’s been a big help." He played 32 minutes in his last outing and is averaging 2.0 triples per game over his last six games, so he's a quality 3-point specialist to add if you missed out on a guy like Wayne Ellington. Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Joe Harris will start Monday vs. Toronto
    Joe Harris will be in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Raptors.

    Advice: DeMarre Carroll (knee) is out tonight, and Nik Stauskas (ankle) could be joining him on the sidelines, so Harris might be logging heavy minutes tonight as Brooklyn's starting small forward. That said, even as a starter, Harris isn't much more than a low-end option in deep leagues for those seeking a boost in the 3-point shooting category. Jan 8, 3:35 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. Jan 8, 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. Jan 8, 10:43 am
  • Kyle Anderson posts 8/6/5 in 36 minutes
    Kyle Anderson played 36 minutes vs. the Blazers on Sunday, scoring eight points (2-of-4 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with six rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: Kawhi Leonard (left shoulder) was out tonight and Gregg Popovich said that he's dealing with a partial tear, but we don't have any more details. The Spurs are listing Kawhi as questionable for Monday but it would be surprising to see him return that quickly -- even Thursday's road game seems like a stretch. With Rudy Gay (heel) also ailing, Anderson should get another heavy workload in a road game vs. the Kings. Jan 7, 9:31 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson fouls out in 18 minutes
    Terrance Ferguson started again on Sunday, but had only two points, one rebound, one assist and three steals before fouling out in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Andre Roberson is still nursing a sore knee, while Alex Abrines (groin) was eased into the mix with just three minutes tonight. OKC coach Billy Donovan praised Ferguson for staying focused despite a rough shooting night on Thursday, saying, "He kept guarding, he kept playing and he kept doing the things that you need him to do." That's a solid vote of confidence, but he could easily fall out of the rotation once Abrines is up to speed and Roberson is healthy. Jan 7, 9:06 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson starts, Abrines available
    Terrance Ferguson will start again on Sunday despite the availability of Alex Abrines (groin).

    Advice: It's unclear how many minutes Abrines might play, but they'll likely come at the direct expense of the rookie Ferguson, who cooled off Thursday after a 24-point eruption on Wednesday. Jan 7, 3:50 pm
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