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  • Paul George (cramp) expects to play Saturday
    Paul George battled through leg cramps on Friday night but said he expects to play Saturday vs. Miami.

    Advice: The cramps hit late in the fourth quarter and George eventually had to hobble back to the locker room before the final buzzer. "The cramps started at about the five-minute mark," said George. "It just got worse and worse as the game went on... I should be fine. I’ll drink a lot of water and drink a lot of Gatorade." PG13 finished with just nine points, nine rebounds and four assists on Friday, but should bounce back on Saturday vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com 32 minutes ago
  • Thad Young (wrist) expects to play Saturday
    Thaddeus Young said his wrist still feels sore but he does expect to play Saturday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Young returned to the lineup Friday night after missing three weeks of action. He finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes. He did admit after the game that on "some of the post-ups I was guarding kind of with my wrist behind my back." But Young still provided a boost of energy for the team as they snapped a six-game losing streak. He should be locked into fantasy lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 21 points in win
    Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points during a 105-97 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He only played 15 minutes in the All-Star Game because he wanted to rest up for the second half, so coach Gregg Popovich is rubbing off on him. For what it's worth, Kawhi actually played 2.0 minutes per game after the break last year compared to before the break with a higher usage rate along the way. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect too much of a drop off until April. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:45 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 15 points
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: On paper, Aldridge was expected to see a boost in production while Pau Gasol was out. Well, that did not happen due to Aldridge making just 39.0 percent from the field in his previous February games and a drop in scoring compared to January despite an increase in minutes. LMA tore it up in the second half last season, but he just doesn't have it in his age-31 season. He's more of a mid-round guy than the early-round he's been for most of this decade. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:30 am
  • David Bertans was a DNP-CD on Friday
    David Bertans was a DNP-CD on Friday.

    Advice: He had a nice little run as the fifth forward in the rotation, but he's out now with Pau Gasol back. We'll see Bertans again when the Spurs rest players, but there's no need to stash him. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:24 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 29 points vs. Spurs
    Blake Griffin scored 29 points with nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 38 minutes against the Spurs on Friday night.

    Advice: He did take a Dewayne Dedmon shoulder to his cheek and ran to the locker room for about 10 seconds, but he had to come back out to shoot the free throws. Griffin just had a band-aid put over his cheek and it was enough to stop the bleeding, so he stayed in the game. As for his play, Griffin clearly has it going again and looks like an early-round player going forward. He needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 am
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points vs. Nets
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points off the bench against the Nets on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (back) was hurt in this game and could miss more time, so Chandler could be getting even bigger minutes. He is back to playing almost all power forward and coach Mike Malone will likely keep him in the second unit because Chandler wanted a consistent role. The fact that he didn't get traded is great for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Jeremy Lin finally returns
    Jeremy Lin played in his first game of 2017 with seven points, two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He looked fine and obviously the Nets were going to manage his minutes. He is expected to play in the second half of a back-to-back on Saturday, but expect his minutes to be limited against the Warriors in a homecoming game. He's not a complete must-own player in shallow leagues due to how the Nets will be careful with him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:16 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead gets 19 minutes
    Isaiah Whitehead scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter, so that playing time is misleading. Whitehead is the third point guard on the depth chart, which makes him a cut candidate in even super deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Garrett Temple (left hamstring) out Saturday
    Garrett Temple (left hamstring) will not play on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He still doesn't have a timetable to return even though he was scheduled to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and Ben McLemore will benefit the most in his absence (in that order). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • James Johnson scores just two points
    James Johnson scored two points with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in just 16 minutes against the Hawks Friday.

    Advice: He basically could do no wrong in his previous February games, averaging 16.3 points, 4.6 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.9 treys. The black-belted Johnson gets a pass due to foul trouble and his owners can expect him to rebound against the Pacers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Wayne Ellington gets 22 minutes
    Wayne Ellington played 22 minutes with nine points, one rebound and three 3-pointers against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: The Heat were reportedly shopping Ellington at the deadline, but he was actually in the rotation ahead of Josh Richardson. That probably won't continue, so expect Ellington to fall out of the rotation at some point. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha returns on Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha returned on Friday night with two points, four rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes against the Heat.

    Advice: He should be moving back into the starting lineup at some point, but Sefolosha wasn't really playing well before his injury due to his groin. Plus, the rookies, DeAndre Bembry and Taurean Prince, have played well. Leave Thabo on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova gets 16 minutes
    Ersan Ilyasova played 16 minutes with nine points, two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: Just as coach Mike Budenholzer said, Ilyasova was Paul Millsap's backup. That pair did not play together in this game, but maybe that changes if the Hawks want to use Millsap as a small-ball five. Ilyasova loses a lot of value in Atlanta, so he's a drop candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 22 points in win
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points with three rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes during a 128-121 overtime win over the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He struggled for most of this game, but came through late with a fadeaway jumper to give the Bulls the lead with 10 seconds left. Despite all the trade rumors and the Bulls dumping a good portion of their roster to get Cam Payne, Butler is still the main guy. He should post first-round value going forward and the time off likely helped his injured heel. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 20 points in 37 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: With Taj Gibson out of the picture, it's a whole new opportunity for Mirotic now. Back in October, Mirotic was fully expected to start for the Bulls this season, but Gibson thriving and Mirotic flopping caused a change. The Bulls still really, really need a shooter in their first unit, so the chance is there for Niko to start over Bobby Portis. He's on the 2017 Mt. Rushmore of most annoying players in fantasy, but give him a look if you want to see if he can stay hot with added motivation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores six with nine dimes
    Rajon Rondo played 29 minutes with six points, four rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one block against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He and Denzel Valentine were the first two Bulls of the bench. Before the game, coach Fred Hoiberg said he wants to keep Rondo in the mix to have a balance of youth and veteran leadership in his rotation. Still, this game is fluky and Cameron Payne's debut should affect Rondo negatively. We wouldn't add him here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe sores 17 points with 10 assists
    Eric Bledsoe scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: General manager Ryan McDonough did the rounds in the past couple days with interviews for the Phoenix TV broadcast and also on a local radio station. He talked about guys like Devin Booker and the youth movement, but didn't really mention Bledsoe as a guy to get big minutes. In other words, there's a chance he gets some games off at some point later this season because the Suns basically already know what they have with him. His fantasy owners may want to expect a decrease in his fantasy value going forward. Don't forget Bledsoe has already been rested one game this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 29 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 29 points with four assists, three rebounds and one triple in 34 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He had two nasty dunks in this game including one over Giannis Antetokounmpo (link below). Hayward shot 11-of-17 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, picking up right where he left off before the All-Star break. He's been a top-25 player in standard leagues over the past month, but he gets a tough matchup with the Wizards on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Tyler Ulis moves up the depth chart
    Tyler Ulis scored six points with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 13 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was the first guard off the bench and looks like he'll be staying in the rotation. After the game, coach Earl Watson talked about how the second unit took care of the ball and said Ulis did "a great job controlling the second unit." The Suns figure to get a look at Ulis the rest of the way, so he's on the radar in very deep leagues. He could be a difference maker very late in the season if the Suns opt to rest Eric Bledsoe. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 19 on 9-of-14 FGs
    Derrick Favors scored 19 points on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting in Friday's 109-95 win over the Bucks.

    Advice: We were hoping that Favors would look rejuvenated after the break and tonight should be very encouraging for his fantasy owners. He played 26 minutes and added seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks, so hopefully this a sign of good things to come. The Jazz had "light conversations" with teams about Favors at the deadline, so he has a lot to prove to the franchise the rest of the season -- he will hit free agency during the summer of 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Jared Dudley gets 20 minutes
    Jared Dudley played 20 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with three points, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: He was Marquese Chriss' backup tonight and that may continue until Dragan Bender (ankle) can return. The Suns are hoping Bender can return next month, so Dudley's low upside could only last for a couple weeks. Most owners should be able to do better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Brandon Knight gets a DNP-CD
    Brandon Knight was a DNP-CD on Friday.

    Advice: With the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, Knight just won't have any opportunity unless Eric Bledsoe or Devin Booker miss a game. Drop him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Ricky Rubio double-doubles in win
    Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 13 points and 14 assists on Friday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He was a popular name at the deadline and there was a good chance that he was going to end up with the Knicks, but the Wolves stood pat and will likely roll with Rubio as their starting PG until a playoff spot is out of reach -- The Wolves are only three losses behind the eighth-seeded Nuggets. Rubio shot 6-of-13 from the field in 35 minutes with five rebounds and three steals, and it's also encouraging that the Wolves are utilizing more two-PG lineups with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season. Rubio's owners can breathe easy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores career-high 43 points
    DeMar DeRozan took over against the Celtics for a career-high 43 points during a 107-97 win on Friday, adding five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Without Kyle Lowry (wrist), it was DeMar DeRozan over everything. DeRozan has a whopping 41.4 usage rate in his 517 minutes without Lowry this season, so he would be looking at some massive output while Lowry is on the shelf. The new Raptors, Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker, had a seamless transition on their new team and those lower-usage guys are another positive for DeMar. Expect big numbers from the All-Star. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Paul George (cramp) will play on Saturday
    Paul George (cramp) said he will play against the Heat on Saturday night.

    Advice: He had a cramp that looked to be just above his knee and George did have to limp to the locker room in the last minute on Friday. The Pacers are going to Miami for the Saturday game, so they won't have a shootaround. For now, his fantasy owners can expect him to play for the 8:00 EST start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Thaddeus Young scores 10 points in return
    Thaddeus Young scored 10 points in his return to the lineup on Friday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He did not attempt a single shot deeper than six feet, which could be due to the sprain to his shooting wrist. Young isn't much of a shooter anyway, so it should not affect how he plays too much. His wrist is still sore and is expected to play on Saturday. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Paul George hurts leg late in 4th quarter
    Paul George limped to the locker room with less than one minute remaining in the fourth quarter on Friday.

    Advice: He had an awkward landing on his right leg and had a trainer come out to look at him while he was standing. George eventually went to the bench and had a trainer look at him while he was grimacing for about two minutes, but then limped to the locker room with about 30 seconds left. We should have an update on George in the post-game.He finished with just nine points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:21 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, C.J. Miles in starting lineup
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) and C.J. Miles are in the starting lineup against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: Young will get his first action since an ugly fall on Feb. 3. While it is to his shooting wrist, Young didn't have structural damage and the All-Star break likely helped him get close to 100 percent. Get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, Lavoy Allen are probable
    Thaddeus Young (left wrist) and Lavoy Allen (right knee) are probable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: The Pacers should get their starting power forward back to fill around 31 minutes per game. In January, Young racked up 2.8 steals per game, adding averages of 10.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.7 treys. If he's sitting on your wire, go pick him up. Kevin Seraphin is going to lose most of his minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will return Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will return Friday night vs. Miami.

    Advice: Sefolosha has missed nine straight games due to the injury to his left groin. He will come off the bench on Friday, as coach Mike Budenholzer said Tim Hardaway Jr. will remain in the starting lineup for at least the "next few games." Hardway has played extremely well with Thabo sidelined, which means Sefolosha's minutes will likely be limited in the immediate future. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will start Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will start Friday night vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This will be Lin's first game action since Dec. 26. He has played in only 12 games this season for the Nets but is averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 treys and 1.3 steals in those contests. Spencer Dinwiddie, who had a few nice games prior to the All-Star break, will get bumped back to the bench. Lin will also play on Saturday vs. the Warriors, assuming he doesn't suffer a setback. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Thaddeus Young (wrist) may return Friday
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis, but said he is "leaning" toward playing.

    Advice: Young has missed each of the Pacers last eight games after injuring his wrist in a nasty spill back on February 3rd in Brooklyn. Lavoy Allen (knee) is also listed as questionable for Friday. Kevin Seraphin would soak up extra minutes if either Young or Allen don't play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:27 am
  • Ersan Ilyasova expected to play Friday
    Ersan Ilyasova is expected to make his Hawks debut Friday night vs. Miami.

    Advice: Ilyasova's fantasy value took a major hit as a result of the trade that sent him from Philly to Atlanta. He was averaging over 27 minutes per game for the Sixers, but won't approach that amount of playing time with the Hawks now that he is backing up Paul Millsap. We should have a better feel of where Ilyasova fits in the Atlanta rotation after Friday night's contest. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Lin not on injury report, expected to play
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) is not listed on the injury report and is expected to play Friday night vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Lin has not appeared in a game since the day after Christmas. And he has played in just seven games since the start of November. Being injury prone obviously makes him a risky add, especially because the Nets will err on the side of caution and limit his minutes the rest of the way. However, he has averaged 13.9 points, 5.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 treys and 1.3 steals in the 12 games he's played in this season. He's worth a flier if you have room on your roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 am
  • Blake Griffin still sluggish after break
    Blake Griffin, who scored just 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting in his last game before the All-Star break, hit just 3-of-13 shots for 12 points, five rebounds and eight assists in Thursday's 123-113 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Maybe it was the Warriors' defense, but Griffin looked a little sluggish tonight, and he's struggled a bit in his last two games. Look for him to take out his frustrations on the hapless Nets on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 18 points
    Wilson Chandler scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Despite some complaints about his role, Chandler stayed put at the deadline. He said he wasn't happy with his inconsistent usage and playing with different guys. After he was logging more minutes at the three while Danilo Gallinari (groin) was out, Chandler only played three minutes at small forward in this game. He should still be worth owning in standard leagues no matter where he gets his minutes. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Bulls not planning Rajon Rondo buyout
    The Bulls have no intention of buying out Rajon Rondo's contract, according to GM Gar Forman.

    Advice: Rondo's tenure in Chicago has been rocky, to say the least, but the Bulls view his contract as a potential trade chip this summer. They acquired Cameron Payne at the deadline, in the hopes that he'll develop into their PG of the future, which makes Rondo even less appealing as a fantasy option. There are better guards on most waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:50 pm
  • Paul George not happy about deadline day
    Paul George said the trade deadline was "a dark moment of uncertainty" on Thursday.

    Advice: "You want me to be your guy here, thought I would have been in the loop a little more on [trade talks]," George said about the lack of communication. With an earlier USA Today report saying George is "hell-bent" on joining the Lakers or staying with Pacers if they are title contenders, things could get interesting this summer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:36 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha not on injury report
    Thabo Sefolosha is not on the injury report for Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should be good to go and it'll be interesting to see how he fits in going forward. Tim Hardaway Jr. has been very good while the rookies, Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, have improved in the past month. Sefolosha isn't an add in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:08 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, Lavoy Allen are questionable
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) are questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: The Pacers were unable to add anyone at the deadline to help their depth at the four or on the wing. Young has been out since his injury back on Feb. 23 due to sprained shooting wrist, so it could take some time for him to get going again. If Young and Allen can't play, Kevin Seraphin should get big minutes again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:35 pm
  • Wolves opt not to trade Ricky Rubio
    The Wolves opted not to trade Ricky Rubio on Thursday, despite talking to the Knicks about a possible deal involving Derrick Rose.

    Advice: "Different things are thrown around but we didn't think anything was close or made sense for us," said coach Tom Thibodeau. The Knicks reportedly wanted to get Nemanja Bjelica in addition to Rubio, but the Wolves declined and the deal fell through. It'll be business as usual for Rubio and Rose down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:51 pm
  • Jimmy Butler stays with the Bulls
    Jimmy Butler was not traded on Thursday.

    Advice: There were a lot of rumors swirling around Jimmy, but several reports say the Bulls were not even close on a blockbuster deal. The Bulls traded away some of their frontcourt depth, so the chances of them making the postseason likely decreased. Butler's time off during the All-Star likely helped him get over his heel issue from earlier this month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:41 pm
  • Pacers decline trade offers for Paul George
    The Pacers have passed on trade offers for Paul George, and he will remain in Indiana after the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Ricky Rubio practices before trade deadline
    Ricky Rubio is practicing prior to the trade deadline on Thursday.

    Advice: There's not much information to be gleaned here, but at a minimum it doesn't sound like a Rubio trade has already been agreed upon. The Knicks have repeatedly been mentioned as suitors for Rubio, possibly in a deal involving Derrick Rose, and we won't have to wait much longer to learn his fate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:53 am
  • DeMar DeRozan (personal) misses practice
    DeMar DeRozan missed practice on Thursday because he was attending a funeral.

    Advice: To be clear, he's fully expected to play on Friday vs. the Celtics. The Raptors are expected to make a move at the deadline, but DeRozan obviously isn't going anywhere -- the Raptors are looking for a small forward and have been linked to P.J. Tucker and Wilson Chandler. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out Thursday
    Garrett Temple (left hamstring) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: Temple suffered a partially torn hamstring and he was due to be reevaluated after the break, but we've yet to hear an updated timetable. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire, while expecting guys like Buddy Hield, Ben McLemore and Tyreke Evans to absorb extra minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:21 am
  • ESPN: Wolves, Knicks still talking Rose-Rubio
    The Knicks and Timberwolves "remain engaged in trade talks" toward a deal with Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: This is pretty much a non-update here, but it's worth a mention that ESPN is following up on The Vertical's report of the Knicks and Wolves talking. For some reason, the Wolves look like they're trying to fight for the eighth spot and get some assets, as well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Celtics improve their offer for Paul George
    The Celtics have improved their offer for Paul George, but still haven't met Indiana's asking price.

    Advice: The Celtics are now willing to include their 2017 first-round pick (via Brooklyn) which will likely be a top-3 selection. It sounds like the two teams are in advanced discussions, but Indiana's asking price is understandably very high. We'll have an update shortly. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:45 am
  • Suns would move Knight for a 2nd-round pick?
    According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Suns would move Brandon Knight for a high second-round pick or an expiring contract.

    Advice: The Suns have been shopping him unsuccessfully and a second-round pick might be ambitious at this point. Knight has been a disaster this season and is on the books through the 2019-20 season. He could have some value if he's moved to an ideal location, but there are better stashes out there right now. No trade is imminent. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:33 am
  • Raptors still after Wilson Chandler?
    The Raptors have pursued Wilson Chandler in a trade, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

    Advice: The Raptors want a bigger forward or a shooter, so Chandler clearly fits the bill. They're going for it this year and really just need one more guy in their rotation to replace Terrence Ross. Chandler would take a big hit in fantasy with a trade while Norman Powell also takes a hit if the Raptors add a forward. Plus, don't forget Masai Ujiri was a former GM in Denver. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:57 am
  • Jazz has conversations about Derrick Favors?
    The Jazz have had "light conversations" with teams about trading Derrick Favors, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

    Advice: Favors is still under contract for next season, but the Jazz could be in a pickle to re-sign him. Gordon Hayward will need a max deal, they already paid up for Rudy Gobert, and Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent next summer, as well. To be clear, it would be a surprise to see Favors dealt today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Suns shopping Knight and Tyson with no luck?
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Suns are still shopping Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler.

    Advice: Stein adds that the Suns have "struggled all week for traction on their guys," so a deal for Knight or Chandler isn't likely at the moment. Both players are signed to long-term contracts and not many teams are willing to give up draft picks right now. Chandler is a hold in standard leagues, while Knight belongs on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:36 am
  • Woj: Rubio a 'significant target' for Knicks
    Ricky Rubio remains a "significant target" for the Knicks on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Woj added late on Wednesday night that at least a couple teams received a call from Minnesota about Ricky Rubio, so the Knicks could be one of them. Woj also added that the Derrick Rose rumors have lost some steam with no teams really interested in him right now. Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn could be decent stashes for PG-needy owners in competitive leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:28 am
  • Heat shopping Wayne Ellington with McRoberts?
    The Heat have been shopping Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts as a package, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

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

    Advice: "I'm committed here," George said. "Myself and the front office, we've had great talks." Indiana's resident All-Star also said that he was "focused on turning around this team in the second half." The Pacers hold the No. 6 seed in the East, but they went into the All-Star break with a 4-6 record in their past 10 games. PG's owners shouldn't make any preemptive moves based on vague trade chatter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (rest) gets practice day off Wed
    Jimmy Butler (rest) got a precautionary day off during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Butler's name has been swirling in the trade rumor-mill for weeks, and his absence on Wednesday won't quiet the chatter, but he's said that he expects to remain in Chicago barring "something crazy." The Celtics seem to be balking at the Bulls' asking price, and for now it seems like Jimmy Buckets will remain in Chicago through Thursday's deadline. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:02 pm
  • K.C. Johnson: Bulls shopping Nikola Mirotic
    The Bulls have reportedly been shopping Nikola Mirotic in recent trade talks.

    Advice: Mirotic is a restricted free agent but the Bulls appear to have soured on him, and coach Fred Hoiberg hinted on Wednesday that Bobby Portis has leap-frogged him in the rotation. Mirotic could have interesting fantasy appeal in the right situation, but he's been maddeningly inconsistent as an NBA player. It's worth noting that he was an apparent DNP-CD on Feb. 16, the Bulls' final game before the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:59 pm
  • Woj: Ersan Ilyasova heading from PHI to ATL
    The 76ers are finalizing a trade that will send Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta in exchange for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: The Sixers are expected to receive one second-round pick, while swapping another one. The Hawks are buyers at the deadline and Ilyasova gives them some welcome frontcourt depth, adding a stretch-PF behind Paul Millsap, but his fantasy value takes a hit with the move. If your waiver wire is barren he might be worth holding, to see how the rotation plays out, but the trade deadline is likely to create many more intriguing rest-of-season pickups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:29 pm
  • Jeremy Lin at practice on Wednesday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) was at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is expected to play on Friday night to start his second half. Lin has suffered three hamstring strains and the Nets are a near lock to be last in the NBA, so there is little incentive to play him. He is almost certainly going to be limited for the foreseeable future, but feel free to pick him up to see what happens. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:54 pm
  • Thunder aren't after Wilson Chandler anymore?
    Oklahoma City no longer has Wilson Chandler on its radar, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

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

    Advice: The earlier report from The Vertical said the Pacers are looking at George's value in the trade market. In other words, George wants to stay in Indiana, but the Pacers haven't quite put enough pieces around him on the current roster. He could have interest in joining the Lakers in two seasons, but PG-13 has maintained that winning is his top priority. Additionally, the PG-13 reports could lower the price on Jimmy Butler now with two stars possibly being on selling teams. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) could play Friday?
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) may be able to return to the court for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Sefolosha was spotted getting up some 3s after going through a full practice on Wednesday and given that he's been out since Jan. 27 with this groin injury, he has to be getting very close to a return. Sefolosha has value as a steals specialist as Atlanta's starting small forward, but a trade at the deadline would likely crush his value. Until he's actually playing games, he can remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Report: IND assessing market for Paul George
    The Pacers are reportedly gauging the trade market for Paul George.

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

    Advice: According to David Aldridge, Tom Thibodeau is "not really enamored" with Ricky Rubio right now, and he feels Derrick Rose would be an "upgrade" at the point guard position, which is a pretty fascinating take. A straight up Rose-Rubio swap would work under the cap guidelines, and with Thibs reportedly making a strong push for Rose, this is certainly a deal we could see go down on deadline day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:29 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) returns to practice
    Wilson Chandler (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He missed the two games prior to the All-Star break, but he's had several days off to rest up and should be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Kings. However, Chandler's name has been incredibly popular with the Feb. 23 deadline looming, so it's not a lock that he will be a Nugget much longer. The Rockets, Clippers and Thunder are all rumored destinations for the versatile forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • Report: Suns interested in Derrick Favors
    The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that the Suns have expressed interest in potentially trading for Derrick Favors.

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

    Advice: Per Lowe, Indiana is banking on the new CBA increasing their odds to retain PG13. George is under contract for at least one more season after this. Furthermore, the Pacers will be able to pay him far more than any other team even if he doesn't sign an extension and ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • BOS not expected to trade for Blake Griffin
    The Celtics have reportedly "talked intermittently" with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, but a deal "is extremely unlikely."

    Advice: Griffin is set to hit free agency this summer, so the Celtics aren't going to throw away assets at the deadline when they can simply pursue him during the offseason if they still have cap space. The Pacers aren't returning Boston's calls about Paul George, so it sounds like Jimmy Butler remains their primary target with the deadline looming. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:31 pm
  • Jazz exploring the market for Derrick Favors?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN said that the Jazz have explored the market for Derrick Favors over the last few weeks.

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

    Advice: While the Bulls have taken numerous calls on Butler as the deadline approaches, they reportedly haven't been the ones making the calls, so while they will entertain offers it doesn't sound like they're actively shopping the up-and-coming All-Star. The Celtics do have the assets to offer "something crazy," but word out of Boston is that they aren't interested in parting ways with Brooklyn's 2017 draft pick just yet, so a blockbuster deal between Boston and Chicago seems unlikely. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:50 pm
  • Rockets interested in Wilson Chandler?
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets are another team to keep an eye on in pursuit of Wilson Chandler.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Clippers and Thunder are going to make a push for Chandler at the deadline. There were some rumors going around in early February that Chandler was unhappy with his role in Denver, so he could be available for the right price. A move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Chandler's fantasy value because they are set at SF and PF with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but it would give them a solid second unit that already includes Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker. This report is firmly in the rumor stage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 am
  • Kawhi Leonard gets second-half DNP Sunday
    Kawhi Leonard didn't play in the second half of Sunday's All-Star game, logging 15 minutes during the West's 192-182 victory.

    Advice: Leonard finished the defense-free exhibition with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes. He's healthy and there's nothing to worry about here -- if nothing else, he'll be extra rested for Friday's home game vs. the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:14 pm
  • Suns GM expects Ulis to have bigger role
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough believes that Tyler Ulis will "play more minutes" after the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline and Brandon Knight could be on the move, so Ulis' outlook is promising. It also helps that the Suns may manage Eric Bledsoe's minutes down the stretch, as coach Earl Watson has hinted that Bledsoe has struggled with fatigue at times this season. Ulis has been in and out of the rotation this season, but it sounds like the Suns want to give him a lot of burn moving forward and a Knight trade would be the first step. He's just a stash in deeper leagues while Bledsoe is healthy, but you might as well put him on your watch list. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:43 am
  • Kawhi Leonard thinks Spurs should stand pat
    Kawhi Leonard doesn’t believe the Spurs should make a trade before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

    Advice: "I think we’re doing good right now," Leonard said on Friday. "It’s all about team chemistry. You’ve always got to figure out the best way for you and your team, but I think we’re doing a good job right now." The Spurs, at 43-13, have the second-best record in the NBA at the All-Star break, and Leonard is a major reason why. Prior to this year, Kawhi had only four games with 30-plus points in his regular season career (324 games). This season, he has 19 such games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 am
  • Suns GM: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

    Advice: "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:36 am
  • Jimmy Butler would prefer to stay in Chicago
    According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler would "loathe to leave" Chicago.

    Advice: The article states that "a source close to Butler said the swingman doesn't want [a trade]," that he is "grounded in Chicago" and doesn't want to leave "with unfinished business." It's hard to envision a scenario in which the Bulls would benefit by trading Butler. He's in the heart of his prime at 27, getting better every season, and is locked into a very cap-friendly contract through 2019. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:16 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 29 points in win vs. BOS
    Jimmy Butler scored 29 points during a 104-103 win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: With the Bulls down one, Butler was fouled with 0.9 seconds and he was able to hit both free throws. After the game, he said he learned the spin-move fadeaway from Dwyane Wade to get the foul call on Marcus Smart. Regarding his banged-up heel, there is really no such thing as half speed for Butler with 39.0 minutes per game since he returned from injury on Feb. 12. Obviously the All-Star break should work wonders to get him right. He's still a top-10 player in standard leagues this season as the alpha. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic was a DNP-CD
    Nikola Mirotic did not play against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: After going through practice on Wednesday, he was expected to play in this game. It's possible something happened to him in warmups or coach Fred Hoiberg wanted to get a look at Bobby Portis. Regardless, Mirotic just doesn't have it this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Rajon Rondo tweaks his ankle
    Rajon Rondo did not score with seven boards, eight assists, one steal and one block in 20 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: He did tweak his left ankle in this game and received some treatment, but Rondo did return. It'll be interesting to see what the Bulls do with him at the deadline because clearly this hasn't gone as planned. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:43 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (back) available to play
    Nikola Mirotic (back) is available to play against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Wednesday and should be good to go. With Mirotic back, that could bump Bobby Portis out of the rotation while guys up front lose minutes as well. There should still be a decent amount of shots for reserves like Doug McDermott because Dwyane Wade (illness) is out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha on the trade block?
    The Hawks have had discussions with other teams about Thabo Sefolosha with the deadline looming.

    Advice: Sefolosha is on a bargain of a contract at just under $3.9 million, but he will hit free agency this summer. The Hawks are looking to be buyers at the deadline, so Sefolosha and Tiago Splitter are the two most likely pieces to be moved to make a deal work. The Hawks are loaded with depth at SF and they may want to clear up more minutes for guys like Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, but no deal is imminent at this time. He's not a great stash. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:14 am
  • Nikola Mirotic (back) is expected to play
    Nikola Mirotic (back) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's missed the last two games, but the Bulls probably want to prove that he's healthy because his name has been floated around in the rumor mill. Mirotic was averaging 8.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 triples in February prior to his injury, so he's not a great pickup at the moment. His return will likely eat into the workload of Doug McDermott and could push Bobby Portis out of the rotation. That's not a lock, though. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 am
  • Jimmy Butler won't have restrictions Thursday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not have restrictions on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

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

    Advice: This is his seventh game in a row on the shelf, but it makes sense for the Pacers to hold him though the All-Star break. He now gets a full week of rest and will hopefully be ready on Feb. 24 against the Grizzlies. Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable, so Kevin Seraphin could see 25+ minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:43 am
  • Suns unlikely to deal Eric Bledsoe?
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

    Advice: "He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:29 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 17 points vs. Hawks
    Blake Griffin scored 17 points during a 99-84 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Clippers won this game with defense to end their first half on a four-game winning streak. They were dominating with defense earlier this season and are 19-3 when they hold their opponents under 100 points this season. Griffin is also coming into the break on a roll, averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys on 53.4 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the line in his previous February games. He'll have a tough time keeping up these numbers when Chris Paul (hand) comes back and BG has been a little injury prone, so this may be a decent sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe posts triple-double in easy win
    Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points vs. Blazers
    Gordon Hayward scored 22 points during a 111-88 win over the Blazers on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The training staff was briefly looking at Hayward's leg, but he checked back in quickly and looked to be 100 percent. Hayward will head to New Orleans as a first-time All-Star with his team holding the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. Hayward is coasting with third-round value in standard leagues in what has easily been his best season. He's going to get paid. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:55 pm
  • Ricky Rubio held to six points
    Ricky Rubio was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding five assists, three boards, three steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: Rubio is now 0-of-6 from deep in his last two games, but he was shooting 42 percent in the 12 games prior to Feb. 14 and coach Tom Thibodeau is encouraging him to keep firing away. "He’s regained confidence and he’s put a lot of work into it," Thibodeau said of Rubio's 3-point shot. "He shoots a lot, he’s comfortable, he’s found a good rhythm, and I think the way teams are playing us right now, it’s the right play." Rubio's value has been on the rise since the new year, but his owners will have to wait anxiously to see what the Wolves do with him at the trade deadline on Feb. 23. For now, expect his value to be safe. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova marginalized w/ Saric hot
    Ersan Ilyasova struggled in 15 minutes vs. Boston on Wednesday, making 2-of-9 shots to finish with five points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Ilyasova didn't return after leaving at the 9:41 mark of the third quarter tonight, as Dario Saric went off and kept the veteran rooted to the bench. His minutes are trending down, even as Saric trends up, and this does not bode well for his role in the final weeks of the season. Feel free to look elsewhere for players with greater upside. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets going w/ 10-of-13 FGs
    LaMarcus Aldridge made 10-of-13 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws to finish Wednesday's game with 23 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Aldridge came in shooting 34.7 percent in February, a slump that dates back even further, so it's great to see him get on track heading into the break. He knocked down 6-of-7 shots in the first quarter alone tonight, and could have done more if it weren't a blowout. He can be viewed as a buy-low option for his post-break upside. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:40 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) out for Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his ninth straight game out of the lineup, but now he'll have the break to hopefully get back to normal. Taurean Prince was terrific on Monday and could fill in again. Tim Hardaway Jr. should also be busy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

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

    Advice: That's a good sign for Mirotic after missing the last two games. Bobby Portis has filled in as the backup power forward while the Bulls have also gone smaller more often. If he can return, that may bump Portis and take shots away from Doug McDermott, who scored 20 points on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:28 am
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