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  • Manu Ginobili (back) probable for Tuesday
    Manu Ginobili (back spasms) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Ginobili did not play on Monday, although Coach Pop admitted that was partly due to the Spurs wanting to rest their vet. With Tony Parker (foot) ruled out for Tuesday, Manu may see a few extra minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 am
  • Ben Simmons (foot) progressing as expected
    Ben Simmons (foot) had a planned scan on Monday with his operating physician in New York and is progressing as expected, yet remains without a timetable for his return.

    Advice: Simmons is clearing minor hurdles and seems to be slowly but surely inching towards a return. Reports have intimated that the Sixers and Simmons are targeting sometime after the All-Star break. He is worth a stash, especially if your league utilizes an IR spot; however, keep in mind that even after Simmons returns, the Sixers will be very cautious with him. We can safely assume they will severely limit his minutes and prevent him from playing in back-to-back etc. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:59 am
  • Norman Powell listed as probable starter Tues
    Norman Powell is listed as the "probable starter" at shooting guard in place of DeMar DeRozan (ankle) in the Raptors game notes for Tuesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Advice: Powell has started seven games for the Raps this season and is averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.5 minutes in those seven starts. Thus, he is a risky, but intriguing DFS play due to his cheap price. Terrence Ross will also see plenty of additional minutes off the bench on Tuesday and Wednesday with DeRozan sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
  • Austin Rivers' confidence on the rise
    Austin Rivers says he knew he was going to have a big season in 2016-17, as he finished up last year strong and went into the summer with confidence.

    Advice: "It’s not like this is a shock to me. I knew I was going to play well this year," said Rivers. "I knew it was coming." After pouring in 27 points in Monday night's win over the Hawks, Rivers is averaging 19.4 points (on 51.8 percent shooting), 4.4 assists and 2.4 3-pointers over the Clippers last eight games. Rivers' ownership levels should remain sky-high for as long as Chris Paul (thumb) is sidelined. In his 16 starts this season, Rivers is averaging 17.4 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
  • LeBron James says he has 'no time to waste'
    A visibly angry and frustrated LeBron James again proclaimed that the Cavs need to add a playmaker after an embarrassing loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday night.

    Advice: James posted his third triple-double of the year with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Yet the Cavs still lost to a Pelicans team without Anthony Davis. Afterward, James let it be know he is not happy with the current state of the Cavs, who have lost five of their last seven. "I don’t got no time to waste," LeBron said. "I’ll be 33 in the winter and I ain’t got time to waste. We’re not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint. We’re a top-heavy team... No disrespect to DeAndre [Liggins] and to Kay [Felder], you think we can rely on them to help us win a playoff game right now?" James asked. LeBron and company look to bounce back on Wednesday vs. Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 17 in loss
    Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, snapping a six-game winning streak for the Jazz.

    Advice: "It was a tough game for us," Hayward said. "I felt like they made the plays when they needed to and we didn't. It's a frustrating one, but it's one you have to try and let go and move on." The Jazz are one of the hottest teams in the West right now and they're still not even at full strength with Rodney Hood (knee) out. The Jazz are just one loss behind the fourth-seeded Clippers and have every reason to keep giving Hayward big minutes the rest of the way. He shot 6-of-17 from the field in the loss and added six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Jerami Grant returns to bench Monday
    Jerami Grant returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Jazz and scored two points in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Steven Adams (concussion) returned to the starting lineup and looked healthy in 37 minutes, so Grant's owners should look elsewhere for production. The blocks specialist shot 1-of-3 from the field and added two rebounds, one assist and one block. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Draymond Green struggles vs. the Heat
    Draymond Green struggled vs. the Heat on Monday with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He missed all three of his triples and only hit 1-of-4 from the line, adding seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes. While it will go mostly unnoticed, Green had the best +/- rating of +8 tonight despite the underwhelming line, but expect more from him on Wednesday vs. Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 13 points in win
    Justin Holiday played 32 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He's coming off the bench, but is making some noise, averaging 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. His 32 minutes were easily his most since Dec. 28, so it's possible he's on the verge of getting hot. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 14 in win over Pacers
    Courtney Lee hit 3-of-7 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-7 free throws for 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He's starting at shooting guard for the Knicks and scored 13 points on Saturday, when he hit three 3-pointers. Maybe he's ready to start scoring 14 points a night, but unless you're simply desperate for 3-pointers, you can probably find a more valuable player off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 27 points in loss
    Kevin Durant scored 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting in a loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: The Warriors had their seven-game winning streak snapped by a Dion Waiters 3-pointer in the final seconds after KD tied the game at 102 apiece with a driving slam. Durant only hit 1-of-8 triples tonight, but added six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes. He's still the No. 1 overall player in standard fantasy leagues and we don't see that changing anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Glenn Robinson quiet in move to bench
    Glenn Robinson III came off the bench and played 18 minutes Monday, finishing with six points, three rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: C.J. Miles started over RG3 tonight and the move could stick. If you were holding him, it's probably time to move on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • James Johnson held to nine points
    James Johnson scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes and added four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a triple. Johnson has slowed down in his last three games with averages of 7.0 points, 4.3 boards and 4.6 assists with not much else, but he has almost no competition for minutes and should bounce back in a dream matchup vs. the Nets on Wednesday. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Paul George's 31 not enough for Indy
    Paul George hit 11-of-24 shots and 3-of-10 3-pointers for 31 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in Monday's 109-103 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: George hadn't scored more than 24 points in any of his previous six games, so it was nice to see him break out of a min-funk tonight. He's averaging 22.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • C.J. Miles starts, scores 10 for Pacers
    C.J. Miles replaced Glenn Robinson in the starting lineup on Monday and hit 4-of-14 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in a 109-103 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Miles can get hot at any time, but is currently not feeling it, hitting just 29 percent of his shots over his last five games. He's worth keeping an eye on if he sticks in the starting lineup, but he's injury prone and is averaging just 6.8 points and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five. But he's also set to get a boost if Monta Ellis misses time with his sprained ankle, so now might be a good time to think about taking a flier on Miles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Thaddeus Young struggles for Pacers
    Thaddeus Young hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Young is stealing the heck out of the ball right now, but the rest of his game, especially his offense, has been pretty rough lately. He's averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting over his last five. The scoring is a buzzkill, but the steals and strong shooting help make up for it, and make him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits game-winner, scores 33
    Dion Waiters hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's 105-102 win over the Warriors, finishing with 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: He scored a season-high 33 points for the second game in a row with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) on the shelf, including 11 points in the final quarter. With just a few seconds left in regulation, Waiters pulled up over Klay Thompson for an incredible fadeaway triple (link below). He logged 33 minutes and added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and six triples, and with Johnson out the next two games, it now makes sense to add Waiters while he's rolling. He had a massive 30.3 usage rate tonight and the Heat play three more times this week, but just keep in mind that his FG percentage can be volatile and his value will take a sizable hit when the Heat get some bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores 10 off Kings bench
    Matt Barnes hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in Monday's 109-104 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Barnes had gone seven straight games without scoring more than eight points before tonight's 10-point performance, so he's not exactly a must-own player right now. But with Rudy Gay (achilles) done for the season, Barnes and Garrett Temple look like the best bets to play well in his absence. Temple has been playing a little better than Barnes, but that could change at any time. Just keep an eye on Barnes in case this was a sign he's about to get hot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 31 w/ 4 blocks
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting in Monday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: The Rockets had no answer for Giannis on the defensive end and Trevor Ariza couldn't even slow him down. He hit 7-of-8 from the line and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, adding seven boards, three assists and four blocks in 36 minutes. He fouled out of his previous matchup vs. the 76ers last week, so expect a big performance on Wednesday against Philly without Joel Embiid (knee) patrolling the paint. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 28 in win over HOU
    Jabari Parker returned to the starting lineup in style in Monday's 127-114 win over the Rockets, scoring 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Jason Kidd said Parker was benched for the first quarter of Saturday's game for "basketball reasons," but a report by ESPN indicated that he was being punished for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media. Whatever the case, this is all behind Parker now and he was a stud on Monday, adding eight rebounds with seven assists, three steals, one block and two triples in 39 minutes. Expect another monster performance on Wednesday vs. a 76ers team that will be missing Joel Embiid (knee). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Tyreke Evans plays 12 minutes on Monday
    Tyreke Evans played just 12 minutes on Monday, finishing with nine points, two rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Evans played just 13 minutes on Friday and has scored a total of just 17 points in his last two games after hitting double digits in five straight games, which included a 29-point breakout on Jan. 12. We're guessing his minutes will come back around soon, but for now, he's not a must-start player until his minutes get back to 20-plus again, instead of the 12.5 he's averaged over his last two. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • LeBron James' triple-double not enough
    LeBron James hit 11-of-21 shots and a 3-pointer for 26 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and six turnovers in 44 minutes of Monday's surprising loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: This was LeBron's fourth triple-double of the season, but this was a tough loss for his team, facing a New Orleans team that featured Anthony Davis in street clothes with a quad injury. The Cavs are reeling right now, losing five of their last seven games, and while they're probably not too worried about it, our guess is they've gotten the wake up call and will get hot again, starting on Wednesday against the Kings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 pm
  • James Harden scores 26 w/ 12 assists
    James Harden scored 26 points with 12 assists, nine rebounds, four steals, one block and one triple in 40 minutes in Monday's 127-114 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: He came up one rebound short of his 14th triple-double on the season, but he's still leading the league with 39 double-doubles. Harden finished 6-of-10 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line, but according to StatMuse, he's the first player to finish with 11 turnovers in a regular season game vs. the Bucks in the last 30 years. The Rockets are suddenly struggling with five losses in their last eight games, but they will look to bounce back vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, a team that Harden dropped 37 points on earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Austin Rivers tweaks ankle in win
    Austin Rivers played through a sprained ankle and finished Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks with 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and five 3-pointers on 10-of-21 shooting, and played 41 minutes despite the injury.

    Advice: The ankle sprain didn't look great on television, but Rivers powered through it and looked like the best player on the court tonight. He's playing very well right now. averaging 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. River and teammate Raymond Felton are both players to own for as long as Chris Paul remains out with his thumb injury, which will be at least for another month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Mbah a Mouse does it all vs. Hawks
    Luc Mbah a Moute hit 4-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and a season-high four blocks in Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: His previous season high in blocks was two and his seven boards tied his season high in rebounds. He hadn't blocked a shot in his previous five games and rarely scores in double figures, or has games like the one he had tonight. Leave him on waivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 23 in 41 minutes
    Markieff Morris stayed hot on Monday, hitting 8-of-13 shots, two 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 23 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 41 minutes of a 109-99 win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He's scored in double figures in 16 straight games and came into this one averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting in January. Those numbers are going up after this one and he's currently one of the best waiver-wire pickups of the season, while also having one of his best seasons ever. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 pm
  • Nicolas Batum struggles in loss to Wizards
    Nicolas Batum hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points, seven rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Batum didn't have a 3-pointer, steal or block tonight, marking just the fourth time this season he didn't have at least one of them in a game. He'd hit double figures in scoring in his previous three games and has been dynamite since returning from his knee injury, so don't be too discouraged by tonight's disappointing line. He'll bounce back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:34 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) available to return
    Austin Rivers (ankle) is available to return on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The injury looked pretty bad and Rivers had quite a limp, but the Clippers finally get some injury luck with this report. Rivers was the best player on the floor in the first half, so his owners are very fortunate right now. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) goes to locker room
    Austin Rivers (ankle) left Monday's game vs. the Hawks and went back to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • C.J. Miles starting, Glenn Robinson to bench
    C.J. Miles will start in place of Glenn Robinson III on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Pacers have lost two straight games and coach Nate McMillan wants to shake things up. Miles has been held to single-digit points in his last four games, but maybe the move into the first unit will get him going. Put him on your radar if you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:23 pm
  • Jabari Parker, Dellavedova starting Monday
    Jabari Parker and Matthew Dellavedova will start Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Parker is back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench on Saturday for disciplinary reasons, which will send Thon Maker back to the bench, and Dellavedova will hold onto his starting spot over the impressive rookie Malcolm Brogdon. Miles Plumlee will also move into the starting lineup, which will send John Henson back to the bench. Jason Kidd hasn't been fiddling with his rotations as much this season, so we were do for this sort of unorthodox move. Parker is obviously a must-start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Manu Ginobili (back spasms) out Monday
    Manu Ginobili (back spasms) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He probably would've rested against the Nets even if he was healthy, but Ginobili isn't 100 percent after tweaking his back against Cleveland on Saturday. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. With both Ginobili and Tony Parker (foot) out, Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills and Danny Green will all be busy in the backcourt, while Jonathon Simmons should pick up some minutes as well. Daily Slant: Per RotoGrinders CourtIQ, several Spurs are due for increased roles with Parker, Ginobili and Gasol off the court. Kawhi Leonard owns an elite 39.8% usage rate with a 1.40 FPPG mark with all three off the floor, and Dejounte Murray's usage jumps to 28.0%. LaMarcus Aldrige (27.5%), Jonathan Simmons (22.6%) and Patty Mills (21.5%) also own suitable usage rates in that split, and we haven't even touched on David Lee, who is on of the top $/point options on the slate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Dion Waiters working on his finishing at rim
    Dion Waiters said he's working on his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: "Coaches told me to be aggressive, be me, do what I do best, get to the rack," Waiters said. "I get there with the best of them. It’s about me finishing when I get there. I work on it every day." That's arguably one of Waiters' biggest weaknesses, but he said Goran Dragic gave him some tips on how to improve including "being physical, lowering my shoulder." Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so Waiters could be busy once again after scoring 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 am
  • Norman Powell silent off Raptors' bench
    Norman Powell shifted to the Raptors' bench on Sunday, finishing a tough loss vs. the visiting Suns with four points and one assist in six minutes.

    Advice: Powell's typical role isn't conducive to fantasy value, so he's not a good guy to own while the roster is near full strength. Leave him on the wire unless you find his season averages useful -- 6.0 points, 0.6 threes, 1.6 boards, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:59 pm
  • Norman Powell will come off the bench Sunday
    Norman Powell will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Lucas Nogueira (concussion) is back in the starting five, so Powell's minutes could fall back to the teens. He's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:56 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 15 points with full line
    Kevin Durant posted his 17th double-double of the season on Sunday, racking up 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, two blocks and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: If there’s one negative thing we could say about Durant, it’s that he’s been a pretty awful screen setter for the Dubs this season. Luckily, screen setting is not a category in fantasy hoops, and in all that statistical categories that matter, The Duranchula is an absolute monster. He's hitting career-highs in boards (8.5), blocks (1.7) and field goal percentage (54.6) which are just a few reasons why he ranks No. 1 overall this year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:30 am
  • Draymond Green struggles in win over ORL
    Draymond Green couldn't get his shot to drop during Sunday's win over the Magic, going 1-of-7 from the field on his way to six points, 10 boards, four assists and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Serge Ibaka made life difficult for Green in this one, but his owners can fully expect a bounce-back performance with a much more favorable matchup against Miami on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:27 am
  • Jabari Parker punished for talking to media
    Jabari Parker was punished on Saturday for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media.

    Advice: The Bucks held a private team meeting on Friday in which Parker voiced "his frustration with the lack of togetherness," but then he revealed to the media what happened in the locker room which was against team rules. The Bucks have lost five straight games, but his benching during the first quarter on Saturday was likely a one-time thing. Parker is fully expected to return to the starting lineup on Monday vs. Houston. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:06 am
  • Ben Simmons (foot) to have final scan Monday
    Ben Simmons (foot) will have a "final scan" on Monday according to 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo.

    Advice: While an official timetable has not been released, Simmons' return is coming "soon enough" and Chris Haynes of ESPN reported that he's expected to debut shortly after the All-Star break. 76ers coach Brett Brown hinted earlier in the week that he expects to see the No. 1 overall pick at some point this season, so feel free to stash him if you have an available IR spot. Expect the 76ers to monitor his minutes similar to the way they treated Joel Embiid earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:48 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes as the starting point guard against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: The fact that he started over Raymond Felton was a good sign, but getting smoked in the first half negates that. With Blake Griffin (knee) getting really close, it should affect Rivers the most because he's more of a score-first guard and that's not needed as much next to BG. Plus, he has been a nightmare on defense. He's a hold for the rest of the month, but may fall off in February. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Manu Ginobili hurts his back
    Manu Ginobili hurt his back at the end of Saturday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: He grabbed his lower back and was in a lot of pain. Ginobili has a slew of back problems in the past, so you can pencil him as a DNP on Monday and possibly beyond. Jonathon Simmons would be worth a look in deep leagues while Bryn Forbes could be in the rotation. This helps Danny Green too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:06 pm
  • LeBron James scores 29 points in loss
    LeBron James played 45 minutes during a 118-115 overtime loss to the Spurs on Saturday, scoring 29 points with six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: That playing time matches his second-highest minute total on the season with Kyrie Irving also in that neighborhood with 41 minutes. After the game, coach Ty Lue was asked about the possibility of rest in New Orleans on Monday. "We'll see how they feel," Lue said about LeBron and Kyrie. The Cavs aren't exactly playing winning ball lately, going just 4-5 in their last nine games. James has actually only been a third-round player in that span, but there's nothing to worry about here. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • James Harden double-doubles vs. Memphis
    James Harden scored 29 points with 10 assists, six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers in Saturday’s 119-95 victory over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This was his best game against Memphis this year, as he recorded his 38th double-double of the season. He will have a day of rest before playing against the Bucks on Monday, a team he scored 38 points with six rebounds and eight assists against in their last meeting. It should be business as usual for the Beard in that matchup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:28 pm
  • Paul George ejected after fouling out
    Paul George was ejected for arguing with a ref on Saturday night in Utah.

    Advice: He fouled out anyway, so the ejection didn't hurt his playing time. George did have some things to say to the ref and he does have a track record for comments about officials, so he could be fined. We would be very surprised if he is suspended or anything. George finished with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 13 points in loss to Suns
    Courtney Lee started and played 37 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: Lee came in averaging 30-plus minutes in January, but hadn't scored more than nine points in his previous eight games. He might get hot and start scoring in double figures regularly, but for now, this looks like nothing more than a decent game against inferior defense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • James Johnson struggles with his shot vs. MIL
    James Johnson hit 3-of-12 shots for seven points with six assists, three rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: Johnson is struggling with his shot, shooting below 30 percent in his last two games, but he is still playing big minutes and helping fantasy owners with his peripheral stats. He remains a hold option despite tonight's underwhelming performance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:20 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores season-high 33 points
    Dion Waiters hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

    Advice: As expected, coach Erik Spoelstra used the old C.J. McCollum rotation move for Waiters, giving him 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes tonight. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day with his surgically-repaired shoulder from last year, so he could miss time despite being day-to-day. Waiters should have value in that time, so he's worth a pickup for owners seeing good short-term output and some top-150 kind of numbers once Johnson is back. Josh Richardson (foot) would hurt him too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubles vs. Heat
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Greek Freak had a huge dunk over Hassan Whiteside, which should make the highlight reel tonight. He recorded his 19th double-double of the season and scored over 20 points for the first time against Miami this year. He has a good matchup against Houston on Monday, a team he scored 32 points with 11 rebounds and six assists in their last meeting. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:10 pm
  • Jabari Parker plays 31 minutes off the bench
    Jabari Parker came off the bench for violating team rules and scored 16 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes of Saturday's 109-97 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Parker played well despite the benching and the fact he got 31 minutes was a savior if he was in your lineup tonight. He should be back in the starting lineup for the next one and even with tonight's benching, he's averaging 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five. The only surprise here, albeit mild, was that Thon Maker, and not Michael Beasley, got the start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:58 pm
  • Courtney Lee to start, Ron Baker to bench
    Courtney Lee will start and Ron Baker will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: After Lee's 'Dumb and Dumber' saga, he's back in the starting lineup. He should play with an extra edge and has a great matchup, so he could hit the ground running. We still wouldn't use Lee in most cases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:07 pm
  • Dion Waiters sticking in the starting unit
    Dion Waiters will stick in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: This is somewhat interesting with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out. With Goran Dragic as really the only ball-handler, we will probably see Waiters be used in a C.J. McCollum-esque role. In other words, he'll likely be staggered from Goran Dragic to make him the backup one to go with his starting two duties. He should be busy tonight and gains value while Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Jabari Parker benched for team rule violation
    Jabari Parker has been benched for Saturday's game against the Heat due to a team rule violation.

    Advice: Those are really all the details we have so far on this. Coach Jason Kidd is about as unpredictable as they come, so Parker could play anywhere from zero seconds to 47 minutes and 59 seconds. Thon Maker will get the start with Parker being punished. Obviously there's no long-term concern here, but DFS owners probably want to steer clear of this situation today. Although, you have to like Giannis Antetokounmpo even more. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Jabari Parker to bench, Thon Maker to start
    Thon Maker will start for Jabari Parker against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd is at it again. The Bucks are on the road for the back-to-back set, so Jabari getting the night off clearly comes to mind here. There's an off chance the team just wants to get a look at Maker, but that's quite the sharp adjustment. We wouldn't suggest using Parker in DFS today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • Gordon Hayward hurts hand, scores 26
    Gordon Hayward scored 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: He did hurt his hand and the team had to call timeout to stop the game because he was in so much pain. Hayward looked fine after that, but he sure does have a lot of hand injuries this year. Hayward has been wonderful since returning from a hand injury to start the year, posting third-round value per game on the season. He also ran the offense tonight in a no-PG lineup for eight minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:50 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 32 points in win at HOU
    Kevin Durant was on his A game during a 125-108 win in Houston on Friday, making 12-of-19 from the field for 32 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was just awesome on the defensive end in what has been an underrated part of his game in his career. The Warriors also made all of their shots off KD passes today. Obviously, it's about his offense and you may need a microscope to spot a KD slump. Durant has turned in a true shooting percentage below 60 in two consecutive games in just one instance this year. That and the stats across the board make him fantasy's No. 1 player this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Paul George scores 21 points in loss
    Paul George scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: George's name has popped up in the rumor a couple times this season, but Pacers president Larry Bird reiterated his desire to keep PG-13 in Indiana for the long term. "Before the year started, I told Paul and I said, ‘Look, if you want to sign a long-term deal, we’re willing to do that max [contract] and if you want to wait, I understand.’ But this year, we’re not going to worry about it, we’re not going to talk about it and he’s going to make the decision that’s best for Paul when it comes down to it." George has a player option for the 2018-19 season, but his contract situation isn't a pressing issue right now and is not a concern for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Draymond Green fills it up in a win
    Draymond Green was key in the win over the Rockets on Friday, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Dubs get all the credit for their offense, but their defense was a big reason why they won this game. Green actually only played eight minutes at the five in this game, which is somewhat surprising with how the Rockets count on perimeter scoring so much. Despite a three percent dip in usage and a four percent dip in true shooting percentage, Green is still a first-round value in standard leagues. It's not all about scoring, you guys. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:14 pm
  • Thaddeus Young racks up five more steals
    Thaddeus Young racked up five more steals in Friday's loss to the Lakers, adding nine points (3-of-9 FGs), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's a thief and has racked up a ridiculous 20 steals over his last five games. He's averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 0.6 triples in that span, so the steals are really boosting his value right now. He gets a tough matchup vs. the Jazz on Saturday, but continue to roll him out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Warriors
    James Harden scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and seven turnovers against the Warriors during a 125-108 loss on Friday.

    Advice: It was a game to forget. The Warriors ability to switch so well really kept Harden in check to limit his open looks. Plus, Harden said the Rockets really missed Ryan Anderson (illness) tonight to help space the floor. Harden gets another bad matchup on Saturday in Memphis, but he's as matchup proof as it gets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores eight points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored just eight points with four rebounds, no assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes during a 143-114 blowout loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The last time we saw Evans play the Nets, he busted out for 29 points. Of course, that was because he was on fire and Anthony Davis was out. He's going to be off for a couple days, so we'll see if he gets an increase on his minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:45 pm
  • Matt Barnes plays 18 minutes in loss
    Matt Barnes played just 18 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't make the most of this "revenge game" opportunity with just two assists, one rebound and one triple in 18 minutes. We're still expecting his minutes to trend up with Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season, but he's not an exciting add by any means. Garrett Temple had 14 points in 33 minutes and looks like the better add right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Norm Powell in a rough patch right now
    Norman Powell got the start on Friday against the Hornets with only four points, four rebounds and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Ouch. Powell has really been struggling and we thought it might be due to a lack of a role, but he certainly didn't come through here. The starting lineup was all about the matchup and the lack of power forwards, so leave Powell on the wire here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:44 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 25 w/ three triples
    Jabari Parker scored 25 points with six rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: The Bucks really struggled tonight but Parker was one of the few bright spots. He finished 8-of-17 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, and this was his fourth game of January with three or more 3-pointers. It's going to be interesting to see how the rumored return of Khris Middleton (hamstring) will impact Parker's touches, but his owners have no reason to be concerned. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:42 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo fouls out in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out in Friday's loss to the Magic, finishing with 17 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: This was the third time that he fouled out of a game this season.The Greak Freak had to work for everything tonight and missed a lot of tough looks. He did hit all four of his free throws and was able to grab 14 rebounds with five assists, one steal and a triple, but expect a better performance on Saturday vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:26 pm
  • Norman Powell starting over Pascal Siakam
    Norman Powell will start and Pascal Siakam will move to the bench against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: With the Raptors thin on power forwards, it makes sense. This will allow DeMarre Carroll to guard a smaller four in Marvin Williams to open up minutes for Powell and Terrence Ross. Powell has been great as a starter, but he's still a slight risk to use even at his cheap price. Carroll is good to go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • James Johnson struggles offensively vs. Mavs
    James Johnson scored five points with eight rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes on Thursday against the Mavs.

    Advice: Although he struggled in the scoring department, Johnson came through in a big way defensively for the Heat, holding Harrison Barnes to just one made field goal in the second half. Johnson continues to play big minutes for the Heat, averaging over 31 minutes per game in January. This was the first time he scored in single digits since Dec. 29 and he does a little bit of everything, making him a must-own player in all formats despite tonight's dud. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • LeBron James hands out 15 assists in win
    LeBron James scored 21 points during a 118-103 win over the Suns on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, 15 assists, one steal, two blocks and four turnovers.

    Advice: In the least surprising news of the day, LeBron was named to his 13th All-Star Team with his NBA-record 291 points in the event during his career. He is just one of five players to have that many All-Star nods and will likely pass Kobe Bryant's 18 in six years. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets the AS start
    Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were named as the starters for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team.

    Advice: Giannis clearly has earned his spot and the frontcourt is tough to argue against. On the other hand, Kyle Lowry is a massive snub. He's leading all East players in real plus minus, he's first among all NBA guards with at least seven starts for true shooting percentage and his assist:turnover ratio is better than the 10 starters. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:21 pm
  • Brett Brown says Simmons should play
    Coach Brett Brown said he thinks the 76ers will have Ben Simmons (foot) at some point this year.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, ESPN reported he could debut shortly after the All-Star Game. This is really the most positive sign from Brown about a potential target date. This could be due to the 76ers arguably playing the best basketball in 2017 and now they actually have a chance to make the playoffs. We'd still rather stash Khris Middleton (hamstring), but feel free to stash Simmons if you have a big lead or an open I.R. spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:27 am
  • Paul George scores 24 points vs. Kings
    Paul George scored 24 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in a 106-100 win over the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: You could say this was the best win for the Pacers, coming back from a 22-point deficit to get a road win. The Pacers ended 2016 on a serious down note with five losses in their final six games. Well, 2017 has been the opposite, winning six of their first seven games. George is starting to trend up again with second-round value so far in 2017. He could flirt with first-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:05 pm
  • Hello Again: Kevin Durant gets 40 pts vs. OKC
    Kevin Durant was phenomenal against his former team on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 40 points (13-of-16 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant said prior to the game. "I'm sure it will [be emotional]. It's people I've been with for so long and to see them again, yeah, they'll be some emotions. But I've still got a job to do." He did his job at an MVP level tonight, playing with a little extra juice against Russell Westbrook and co., and he continues to hold off all challengers for No. 1 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Jerami Grant quiet in 29 minutes as starter
    Jerami Grant started Wednesday's game but he didn't do much, scoring seven points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Steven Adams (concussion) was out again tonight and Grant continues to start, but it's Enes Kanter who gains the most in this situation. Grant can be left on the wire in almost all scenarios, especially since the Thunder are off until Monday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores seven points in loss
    Matt Barnes scored seven points with four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's looking at a major bump in playing time. In the window when Rudy Gay (Achilles) missed the second half of December and early January, Barnes averaged 8.7 points, 4.7 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.6 treys. That wasn't worth using in standard leagues at that time, so he's more of a borderline add for owners looking for something new. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • James Harden scores 38 points in victory
    James Harden put on an offensive clinic during a 111-92 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, scoring 38 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If you didn't see this game, you missed a great one with Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo going off. Antetokounmpo gave Harden some props after the game. "I think I can say right now he is the best player in the league," Giannis said. Harden has been surging over his last seven, averaging 34.3 points, 9.0 boards, 10.1 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.9 treys on 63.2 true shooting percentage. This game also moved him past Anthony Davis for No. 2 on the points per game leader board this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:17 pm
  • Tyreke Evans fills it up in just 20 minutes
    Tyreke Evans made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with five assists, four rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: New Orleans' offense ran wild tonight and Evans looked great once again -- over the past five games he's now averaging 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 92.9 percent FTs, 1.6 triples, 3.2 boards, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He said he's "getting used to [a bench role], just coming off, being aggressive," and he needs to be in your active lineups in light of his recent success. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 32 points in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 111-92 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was the only player in this game to get double-digit boards and some of that was due to him playing center. This was his eighth 30-point game on the season and 17th double-double. His scoring efficiency is truly elite over his last 14, posting a 64.4 true shooting percentage on a 29.9 usage rate. Now that he has his jumper working, Giannis is one of the most unstoppable scorers in the NBA at age 22. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 pm
  • Courtney Lee gets 9/8/7 in win vs. Celtics
    Courtney Lee handed out a season-high seven assists in 38 bench minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding nine points and eight rebounds in a convincing road win.

    Advice: C-Lee added one 3-pointer and one block to round out his line. He will have the ball in his hands more often with the second unit, but it's hard to see him approaching this many minutes routinely - Ron Baker was in foul trouble all game long. Leave C-Lee on the wire unless he can duplicate this performance a few times. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Nicolas Batum notches 17/7/7 in win vs. POR
    The Hornets snapped their five-game losing streak on Wednesday, aided by Nicolas Batum's 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Batum leads the Hornets with 7.4 rebounds per game, and he's also posting career-best numbers in scoring (15.0 points per game) and assists (5.8). He's flirting with second-round value over the past month, despite a recent shooting slump, and he's a good bet to finish in the top-50 for roto. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Jerami Grant starting again
    Jerami Grant will start again on Wednesday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Warriors attack Enes Kanter like he is four feet tall, so the Thunder will go small again with Domantas Sabonis shifting over to the five. Both Grant and Sabonis are worth using in DFS tonight while Grant is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:13 pm
  • ESPN: Ben Simmons could debut after AS break
    Ben Simmons (foot) "could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

    Advice: The report adds the No. 1 pick has a chance to make his NBA debut "near March," assuming he doesn't have a setback. He went through 5-on-5 for the first time last week and continues to do some work pre-game, including on the road. He'll likely have a minutes limit upon his return, so it may be a while before he's contributing reliable production. Simmons is a questionable stash in standard leagues, especially if you need to make up ground in the standings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • No chance Simmons plays on Jan. 27
    Coach Brett Brown said there is "no chance" Ben Simmons will play on Jan. 27 against the Rockets.

    Advice: That game was switched to national TV, which has caused some speculation about Simmons making his debut. He is doing some on-court work and the 76ers actually in the mix to make the postseason has given the team a reason to play him. Perhaps he can make his debut next month, but he's still only a questionable stash without a target date. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • James Johnson fills stat sheet again for Heat
    James Johnson hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He didn't have a block and committed five turnovers, but he's basically putting up some variation of this line, minus the TOs, every night. He's a must-own player for the time being. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

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

    Advice: "[Coach Jeff Hornacek] said it might just be for this game [Monday], it might be for a couple games. He was just saying we need to change something around," Lee said after the Knicks lost to the Hawks on Monday afternoon. Lee played just 21 minutes and was benched the entire fourth quarter. He is averaging only 6.5 points and shooting just 19 percent from 3-point territory over his last six games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:03 am
  • Jerami Grant blocks three shots in start
    Jerami Grant started in place of Steven Adams (concussion) against the Clippers on Monday and scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: Grant logged a team-high 34 minutes and added eight rebounds, one assist, three triples and three blocks, but the Thunder only play one more time this week against the Warriors on Wednesday. Unless you're looking to stream some blocks in that contest, it's best to leave Grant on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • LeBron James scores 20 on 6-of-18 shooting
    LeBron James scored 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: He didn't have much help tonight, but LBJ didn't play up to his standards either. LeBron and Kyrie Irving combined to turn the ball over 12 times, and LeBron had a +/- rating of -32 which was the worst on the team. He added eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and a triple, but he will be in a prime spot to bounce back from this on Thursday vs. the Suns. Irving added 17 points, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and one triple. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 21 on 9-of-16 FGs
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Durant had three blocks on the night including a massive rejection on a LeBron James dunk attempt (link below). He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples, but only played 29 minutes in the blowout win. Durant should be a popular DFS target on Wednesday vs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. The last time those two teams met, Durant had 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:50 pm
  • Draymond Green triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Draymond Green triple-doubled in an easy 126-91 win over the Cavaliers on Monday, scoring 11 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

    Advice: This was his third triple-double of the season and the 17th of his career. Green was incredible on the defensive end, racking up one steal and matching his career-high with five blocks. He didn't have a single turnover in 35 minutes and finished 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from the stripe in one of his best lines of the season. The Warriors will go for their fifth straight win on Wednesday vs. the Thunder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Jerami Grant will start vs. the Clippers
    Jerami Grant will start against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Steven Adams (concussion) is out, but it was initially believed that Enes Kanter would move into the starting five after he was listed as a probable starter. Instead, the Thunder will go with a frontcourt of Grant and Domantas Sabonis to match up with the small-ball lineup of the Clippers. Grant is just a short-term option for owners in need of a couple blocks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:27 pm
  • Nicolas Batum just misses trip-dub in loss
    Nicolas Batum had eight points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-11 shooting in Monday's MLK Day 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Batum has been back for two games since returning from a knee injury and is averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks in them. He hit 7-of-14 shots on Friday, but never got it going offensively tonight, missing 9-of-11 shots and costing himself a triple-double. He's a must-start in fantasy as long as he's playing for the Hornets. Teammate Kemba Walker had the same issue, hitting just 8-of-21 shots for 24 points, two assists and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Evans appeared to bang his surgically-repaired left knee on the floor after a layup attempt and he was seen rubbing it, but he was able to carry on and didn't appear to be limited. Evans' owners are going to freak out whenever they hear about his left knee, but it sounds like he escaped with just a bruise. He added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 23 minutes, and he could be looking at a larger role if Anthony Davis (back) is forced to miss any time -- the last time Davis missed a game, Evans went off for a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Paul George scores 19 points in win
    Paul George scored 19 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, but only shot 6-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: PG-13 added six assists, five rebounds, two steals, two triples and three turnovers in 34 minutes, but he's really cooled off in his last three games. He's averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.6 triples in that span, shooting a combined 15-of-45 from the field (33.3 percent). He has two cupcake matchups against the Kings and Lakers up next, so expect him to get it going sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:20 pm
  • Thaddeus Young racks up six steals in win
    Thaddeus Young racked up six steals in Monday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Young was poked in the left eye tonight, but it only cost him a couple minutes and he looked fine down the stretch. This was his eighth career game with 6+ steals (his career high is eight steals) and his second in the span of a week, so this wasn't a complete fluke. He finished 8-of-9 from the field and hit his only free throw in one of the best fantasy lines of the day. He gets another favorable matchup vs. the Kings on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:13 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 23 points in loss
    Jabari Parker scored 23 points in Monday's loss to Philly, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line.

    Advice: He continues to thrive from beyond the arc and hit a pair of triples on four attempts Monday, bumping his 3-point percentage up to 41.1 percent on the season. He added five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes, and he's now scored 22+ points in five out of his last six games. He should feast in a great mathchup vs. Houston on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:45 pm
  • Giannis fouls out in loss, scores 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points in Monday's loss to the 76ers, but fouled out in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak hit 10-of-19 shots from the field and 3-of-5 from the line, adding six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals. Giannis (28.34 PER) moved past Kawhi Leonard (28.13) for third place in player efficiency rating Monday, and he now only trails Anthony Davis (28.45) and Russell Westbrook (29.92). His owners will get to deploy him three more times this week against the Rockets, Magic and Heat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:39 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (eye) available to return
    Thaddeus Young (eye) is available to return to Monday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jrue Holiday inadvertently poked Young in the left eye, but after being examined in the locker room, he was deemed available to return. He should be fine. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:57 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores seven off bench
    Courtney Lee scored seven points off the bench with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: After the game, Lee said he found out he was benched just before the game. In a halftime interview, Carmelo Anthony said Lee handled the benching like a pro and also made it seem like it was more of an experiment. Lee has also really fallen off as a shooter lately, making just 2-of-15 from deep in his last four -- he was leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last month. Lee is only a 16-team guy for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:33 pm
  • Courtney Lee will come off the bench
    Courtney Lee will come off the bench on Monday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: The Knicks have been shredded on defense all season, so they're going to take their best wing defender out of the lineup. Sounds about right. Lee was a low-end asset to own before this news, so feel free to drop him for a hot free agent. With that said, he should still see a healthy dose of minutes Monday. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 9:27 am
  • Cavs won't rest their big three vs. Warriors
    The Cavaliers will not rest LeBron James, Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving on Monday vs. the Warriors according to ESPN.

    Advice: Some within the Cavaliers' organization "briefly pondered sitting out the trio," but they decided against it because they want to "gain valuable repetition" against the Warriors. The owners of James, Irving and Love can deploy them with confidence. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 7:11 am
  • James Harden gets 12th triple-double Sunday
    James Harden posted another triple-double on Sunday, his 12th of the season, with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets scored 74 points in the first half, matching a season-high, and they finished with 137 points in a high-scoring rout in Brooklyn. Harden trails Russell Westbrook's 19 triple-doubles, but he leads the league with 35 double-doubles. Any way you slice it, he's been amazing in both reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:08 pm
  • Jabari Parker dishes career-high nine assists
    Jabari Parker handed out a career-high nine assists on Sunday, adding 10 rebounds, eight points and one steal in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: The ball has been in Parker's hands a ton in January. His 31 total assists this month are more than Giannis Antetokounmpo (25) and not that far behind ostensible point guard Malcolm Brogdon (34). Giannis' ridiculous season has overshadowed Parker, to some extent, but he's flirting with top-50 value in roto leagues and has been even better for the past month. There's no reason to think he'll cool off. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:49 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets 33/87/6 w/ extras
    Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 40 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-22 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but it wasn't enough to beat the Hawks in Atlanta tonight. The Bucks' defense was their undoing, as they allowed the Hawks to score 111 points on 52.5 percent shooting (13-of-26 from downtown), and they'll need to tighten up during Monday's matinee vs. the Sixers. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:48 pm
  • Norman Powell scores 21 points off the bench
    Norman Powell got hot off the bench during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, tallying 21 points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Powell went 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, giving him a solid true shooting percentage of 67.1 on the evening as he took advantage of the Knicks' lackluster effort on defense. Powell got some extended minutes tonight with the game being a blowout, but as long as DeMarre Carroll is healthy, Powell's playing time will be too inconsistent to depend on him in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:11 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 17 points off the bench
    Justin Holiday scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday, to go with three 3-pointers, three boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Holiday also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 83.3 on the evening. The blowout nature of the game, partnered with Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) going down early with an injury helped Holiday get some extended minutes, and it'll be interesting to see if he can keep his momentum going into Monday's matchup with the Hawks. This is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:22 pm
  • Manu Ginobili gets added run
    Manu Ginobili scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: With Tony Parker as the only active point guard, Manu picked up some added playing time as the second unit ball handler. If Patty Mills (calf) needs to miss more time, Ginobili could see meaningful minutes in the mid 20s. Plus, the Spurs do not have any back-to-backs for their three games this week. There are worse players to use this week in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:22 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 14 points
    Tyreke Evans made 6-of-15 from the field 14 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Bad shooting line aside, Evans really does look great. He's run the offense for most of his minutes while he's out there and he's playing three positions in the process. There's a massive injury risk on Evans going forward, but his owners can start using him as a must-start player when active. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:18 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:26 pm
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:04 am
  • LeBron James hands out 15 assists in win
    LeBron James scored 16 points with two rebounds, 15 assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes during a 120-108 win over the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: And the two-game losing streak is over. Those dimes match his season high and is just one off his career high, which was coincidentally against the Kings in 2013. Somewhat surprisingly off a two-game losing streak, LeBron only had a 19.5 usage rate tonight, which is his lowest of the season. LeBron gets a trip to Oracle Arena on Monday for a game that he says isn't against a rival. There's no reason to watch that, right? Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 11:18 pm
  • James Harden scores 27 points in loss
    James Harden scored 27 points in a 110-105 home loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike D'Antoni was a little late on putting Harden back in during this game, which may have been a factor in the loss. The Rockets are now on their first losing streak of the season, but you can bet they'll be snapping out of it in Brooklyn on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:29 pm
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