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  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Thursday February 23. 29 minutes ago
  • Maurice Ndour was signed by NY on Thursday February 23. 29 minutes ago
  • Terrence Ross returned to action on Thursday February 23. 29 minutes ago
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scores career-high 29
    Willie Cauley-Stein played the game of his life during a 116-100 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring a career-high 29 points with 10 rebounds, one block and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: DeMarcus who? Cauley-Stein showed off some moves in the low post we haven't seen all year. Cauley-Stein was also unassisted for five of his buckets and had three makes outside of the paint, so that's some positive growth as well. He becomes the franchise big man for now and will be playing big minutes as a starter or off the bench. He should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 16 points in Kings debut
    Buddy Hield scored 16 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: Those 16 points are the second-most he's scored since Jan. 2. Just about everyone ripped the Kings for their trade to land Hield as the centerpiece in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, but the Kings won by 16 while the Pelicans lost by 30 tonight. Trade stuff aside, Hield should be looking at minutes in the low 30s once he gets the offense down, but he's still not doing much outside of scoring. He's more of a points and scoring specialist for now. Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores eight in start
    Ty Lawson scored eight points in a start against the Nuggets on Thursday with four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: While he did play well, Lawson probably won't be sticking in the first unit for too long. Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans will be vying for Lawson's minutes, and Darren Collison is locked in. Lawson is more of a 14-team point guard for now. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Ben McLemore scores 10 points vs. Nuggets
    Ben McLemore scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: While he didn't have his worst game, Tyreke Evans and Buddy Hield were more impressive off the bench. McLemore still deserves a lot of credit for averaging 12.8 points per game in his previous February outings, which destroys his 1.7 points per game in January. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Brice Johnson finally debuts for Clippers
    Brice Johnson (back) made his season debut on Thursday and played three scoreless minutes against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's been laid up with a bad back all season so it was nice to see him on the court tonight. However, there's very little chance he'll be worth owning in any fantasy league this season, unless the Clippers decide to rest all their starters at some point in the final 10 days of the regular season. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver gets 31 minutes
    Anthony Tolliver played 31 minutes in a start against the Nuggets on Thursday with three points, eight rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Based on how Skal Labissiere looked, Tolliver's minutes should start to trend down. Unless you really need treys from the power forward spot, leave Tolliver on the wire. Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores eight in start
    Kosta Koufos scored eight points with six rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's about what to expect from Koufos going forward. His upside just isn't attractive enough to own in standard leagues, but he could be a low-end deep guy for desperate owners. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 13 off Clippers bench
    Raymond Felton came off the bench again on Thursday and had 13 points, three rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes in a 123-113 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Felton and Austin Rivers filled in admirably while Chris Paul was out, but it sounds like Paul may play on Friday night against the Spurs. It looks like it's safe to drop Felton, while Rivers could cling to a little value over the next week or so as CP3 gets back in the flow for the Clippers. But once Paul is back, both guards are going to see a big decrease in playing time. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 12 points in loss
    Jameer Nelson scored 12 points with four rebounds, six assists, five steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes during his start against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He kept the Nuggets in this game and looks like he has the starting job locked up. Emmanuel Mudiay did not play in this game and Jamal Murray had a game to forget. Nelson not being traded is huge for his value, so he should be owned in standard leagues. He should get heavy run as long as the Nuggets are going for the No. 8 spot. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Darrell Arthur gets a DNP-CD
    Darrell Arthur was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

    Advice: With Kenneth Faried back and the Nuggets not trading anyone away today, Arthur is not expected to get much playing time. He likely won't be a DNP-CD every game, but the Nuggets will continue to manage Arthur and his aging knees. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez gets a DNP CD
    Juancho Hernangomez only played two minutes in garbage time on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bad day for the hardcore Juancho fans. The Nuggets didn't trade away anyone today, so Hernangomez's minutes figure to be sparse going forward this season. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores five points
    Iman Shumpert scored five points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He did have some lukewarm trade rumors surrounding him in the last couple days due to the Cavs needing a point guard. Additionally, Shumpert has not been the same since returning from his ankle injury, making just 30.4 percent from the field in his last three games. He was on fire when he was starting last month, but he's probably not worth owning until he shows signs of life again. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Willy Hernagomez double-doubles in start
    Willy Hernangomez scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He looks to be locked in as the starter at least until Joakim Noah (hamstring) is out, and he could also get an expanded offensive role with Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) being in a walking boot. Hernangomez should be owned in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Brice Johnson active.
    Brice Johnson (back) is active for Thursday.

    Advice: He is not likely to be active, but this is obviously a positive. Johnson had a rough start in Summer League and was actually pulled to get coached up in his first game, but he got it going later in the event. A Vertical report said the Clippers didn't want to trade Johnson, so they still value the first-round pick. Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Collison, Ty, B Mac, Tolliver & Kosta start
    Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, Ben McLemore, Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: No Buddy Hield and no Willie Cauley-Stein. This likely won't last for long. Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Terrence Ross gets the green light
    Terrence Ross made 4-of-17 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: It was bombs away for Ross in his first Magic game. While there were some wild pullup treys, coach Frank Vogel is apparently going to let his new wing be among the team leaders in field goal attempts. Games like these will happen quite a bit, which shows how he can be limited in standard leagues. He's still worth owning as long as you're OK with the FG% hit. Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • Darrell Arthur available on Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is available to play on Thursday against the Kings.

    Advice: His role should be pretty limited off the bench, especially with the Nuggets finally getting healthy again. However, Kenneth Faried (available) is a little iffy with his sprained ankle, so Arthur might see a few more minutes than normal tonight if Faried struggles with his ankle. Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon starting at 3 & 4
    Terrence Ross and Aaron Gordon will start at the forward spots against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Magic will have their new acquisition in the starting lineup for the first time. This offense doesn't have much perimeter scoring and Ross has actually been really good in isolation, so he may be busy to help out the points output. His upside in fantasy isn't the greatest due to how he's basically just good for scoring, but feel free to pick him up to see what happens. Daily Slant: Ross' presence in the starting lineup shifts Fournier up to SF and Aaron Gordon to PF. This bodes particularly well for Gordon, who is more likely to be a consistent contributor on the boards with this move and figures to have one of the safest floors on the Orlando side in terms of minutes. The match-up with Portland is a good one for Gordon - the Blazers rank 23rd in rebounding rate and 26th in defensive efficiency. Yesterday, 2:21 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) will play on Thursday
    Ty Lawson (groin) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was able to practice on Tuesday after missing the last four games before the All-Star break. Lawson isn't a great fantasy asset right now, but that could change if the Kings move Darren Collison at the deadline. Yesterday, 10:22 am
  • Lue expecting Shumpert to stay
    Coach Ty Lue said he's not expecting Iman Shumpert to be traded before the deadline.

    Advice: "I like our team, I love our team, I love what Shump's done for us these last three years," Lue said. "For me, that's not going to happen, but we're just not going to talk about trades and all this stuff. That's not my expertise." The Cavs are not playing to make a big splash after they already picked up Kyle Korver earlier this season and they'll get J.R. Smith (thumb) back as soon as next month. Wednesday, 3:06 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) questionable Thur
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is questionable to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: This isn't due to his arthritic knee issues, which will cause him to be managed throughout the season. If Arthur can't go, there could be a few extra minutes going to Juancho Hernangomez, especially if the Nuggets make trades at the deadline. Wednesday, 12:28 pm
  • Jameer Nelson passes Mudiay on depth chart
    Coach Mike Malone said Jameer Nelson will be the starting point guard going forward.

    Advice: With the Nuggets going for the eighth seed, this move makes a lot of sense. Since taking over as the starter last month due to some injuries to Mudiay, Nelson has gone 7-7, averaging 11.0 points, 3.5 boards, 6.3 assists, 1.6 turnovers, 1.7 treys and 0.5 steals in 30.7 minutes per game. That has given him low-end value in standard leagues and is also a fair expectation going forward. Plus, he's been hot lately, so he should be owned in most formats. Wednesday, 12:01 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein sees opportunity for mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein understands that the departure of DeMarcus Cousins has opened a big opportunity for him to see some increased minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: While per-36 numbers are far from perfect, we can get a glimpse of what WCS is capable of by taking a peek at his per-36 minutes numbers of 16.0 points, 7.5 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. He'll have every opportunity to secure the starting five-spot in Sacramento, so he's someone to consider taking a flier on if you need a big that can rack up the boards and blocks. Wednesday, 10:54 am
  • Report: Houston interested in Iman Shumpert
    The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

    Advice: Cleveland has made it clear that Shumpert can be had for the right price, and with Houston reportedly shopping for a guy in the $10-12 million salary range, Shumpert fits the bill. However, Cleveland reportedly wants Patrick Beverley to make this deal work, and with Houston uninterested in sending away Beverley (who is a perfect fit next to James Harden), it doesn't seem likely that these two teams will be able to strike a deal. Wednesday, 9:42 am
  • Ben McLemore to play some four?
    Kings coach Dave Joerger said Ben McLemore could play some small-ball four moving forward.

    Advice: He's not kidding either. The Kings have way too many shooting guards on the roster, so the big takeaway here is that it sounds like McLemore will still get a decent amount of minutes despite the arrival of Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans. With that said, the Kings are also shopping McLemore and he could very easily be moved before Thursday's deadline. Tuesday, 6:44 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) goes through practice
    Ty Lawson (groin) was able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's 100 percent and will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets after a four-game absence. Darren Collison could be moved prior to the deadline, so be ready to give Lawson a look if the Kings find a trade partner. Lawson is just a stash for now. Tuesday, 6:37 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) returns to practice
    Darrell Arthur (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's had a week off and should be fine for Thursday's game vs. the Kings. He's appeared in just 29 of the Nuggets 55 games this season, so they will continue to limit his minutes going forward. Arthur is not a fantasy option. Tuesday, 5:53 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez will start again Thursday
    Willy Hernangomez will start at center on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Joakim Noah tweaked his hamstring right before the break and will probably miss extended time. The rookie looks like a great pickup and is averaging 11.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 block and 1.7 steals in three previous starts this season. His rest-of-season outlook is very promising, especially if the Knicks are sellers at the deadline. Tuesday, 5:10 pm
  • Terrence Ross practices in full Tuesday
    Terrence Ross was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This was Ross' first full practice with his new team, so there's no reason why he wouldn't make his Orlando debut Thursday vs. Portland. He's certainly going to see more opportunity in Orlando, but he's also been consistently inconsistent throughout his career, and we're not expecting that to change based on the jersey. Tuesday, 3:42 pm
  • Vivek thinks Buddy Hield has Curry potential?
    Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly believes that Buddy Hield has Stephen Curry potential.

    Advice: This is the same guy that compared Nik Stauskas to Klay Thompson, was in favor of clearing multiple first-round picks to make room for Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos as free agents, and also reportedly wanted to keep Monta Ellis over Stephen Curry during his time as a minority owner of the Dubs, so he's basically 0-for-3 in the hot takes department. Hield should get some more opportunity to produce in Sacramento, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most formats. Monday, 1:24 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein looking at more run?
    Willie Cauley-Stein is looking at a bump in minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and his 34.4 minutes per game are gone and the Kings didn't bring back a center in their deal with New Orleans, so WCS is a candidate for a much larger role. Coach Dave Joerger has been hesitant to use the second-year center for most of the season, but now he doesn't really have a choice. WCS has per-36 minute averages of 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, so feel free to take a flier on him if you need a big. Just keep in mind that he's a career 63.3 percent shooter from the line. Monday, 8:17 am
  • Report: Ben McLemore is "available"
    Ben McLemore is reportedly "available" as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: McLemore has been available for years, though his price has likely gone up a bit after an impressive February. McLemore is an impending free agent and the Kings are absolutely enamored with their new toy in Buddy Hield, so a move may not be a bad thing. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but McLemore is only a hold in deeper leagues for now and it's not clear which teams have interest in the SG. Monday, 6:45 am
  • Report: Buddy Hield to Kings in Cousins deal
    Buddy Hield is reportedly headed to Sacramento as part of Sunday's trade involving DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: The lottery pick could be unleashed by the Kings, who have patched together their SG position this season with guys like Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is out for at least a month, which is one more reason to like Hield as a pickup, but he's best suited to deep leagues due to the uncertainty of his situation. Sunday, 8:58 pm
  • Report: Buddy Hield available in trade talks
    The Pelicans have reportedly made Buddy Hield available in trade talks.

    Advice: Justin Verrier of ESPN reports that anyone on the team not named Anthony Davis could be had for the right price as the Pelicans look to pair their franchise big man with another All-Star, so it'll be interesting to see if they can make a major move on deadline day. The Kings were linked to the Pelicans concerning a potential DeMarcus Cousins trade, although it seems unlikely that New Orleans will be able to land a guy like DMC with just Hield and some first-round picks. Sunday, 3:30 pm
  • Windhorst thinks Shumpert could be traded
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

    Advice: To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal. Sunday, 10:32 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 22 points on Friday
    Buddy Hield scored 22 points in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: World coach Mike Brown said he wanted to get Hield more shots to help him get MVP, but the guy picked just after him in the 2016 NBA Draft, Jamal Murray, took over to take the award away. Big scoring line aside for the rookie, Hield just hasn't performed to expectations following his fantastic year at Oklahoma. He needs to add more to his game in reality and fantasy. Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein shoots 6-of-16 in 24 mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein got extended run in garbage time on Wednesday, finishing 6-of-16 from the field for 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings lost the third quarter 42-15, ending their dreams of beating the Warriors in two consecutive meetings, and it was garbage time after that. DeMarcus Cousins didn't play down the stretch, allowing WCS to play the entire fourth quarter, so take this game in context. His role is increasing but he's still a tough sell in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Kosta Koufos plays just 11 minutes Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos started vs. the Warriors on Wednesday but had only one point, two rebounds, one block and four personal fouls in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Koufos was similarly quiet in his last game vs. the Warriors -- it's not a good matchup for him, and tonight was a perfect storm with both foul trouble and a blowout conspiring against him. Willie Cauley-Stein is gaining traction and there's no reason to own Koufos in typical leagues. Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez chips in across the board
    Willy Hernangomez started Wednesday's game and racked up eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 32 minutes vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (hamstring) was out again tonight, predictably, and the rookie center used the opportunity to turn in his best fantasy line in four games. He's prone to some disappearing acts, but with the Knicks struggling this season they have every reason to develop him in their final 26 games after the break. Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez quiet in 33 minutes Wed
    Juan Hernangomez followed up Monday's career game with just three points on 1-of-6 shooting, three assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler was out due to illness and Danilo Gallinari is still out with a groin injury, but Hernangomez couldn't duplicate Monday's magic. Denver's slew of injured big men should all be ready on the other side of the break, assuming they're not traded, so it's hard to stash Hernangomez at the moment. That said, the Nuggets were "very excited" about the rookie even before Monday's breakout, and he's certainly on the radar in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Jameer Nelson goes for 16/11/7 Wednesday
    Denver followed up Monday's upset win vs. the Warriors with a loss to the Wolves, despite getting 16 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds from starting PG Jameer Nelson.

    Advice: Nelson made 7-of-15 shots with one 3-pointer and he's been very good in the absence of Emmanuel Mudiay (back). Mudiay has extra time to heal during the break, but even if he's healthy Nelson has enough juice to be worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Terrence Ross will not play Wednesday vs. SA
    Terrence Ross will not play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He's cleared his physical, and it sounds like Serge Ibaka did as well, but neither guy will be debuting for their new squad until after the All-Star break. Ross should have more opportunity in Orlando, but his production will be sporadic. Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) ruled out against Warriors
    Ty Lawson (groin) has been ruled out against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means it will be the Darren Collison show in what should be an up-tempo matchup. Collison is playing his best ball at the right time and will be a very popular DFS option this evening. Lawson should be back after the break, but Colllison should still be owned in all leagues. Daily Slant: With Lawson out again tonight, Darren Collison sets up as an elite $/point play considering he should see all the court time he can handle. DeMarcus Cousins is clearly going to dominate usage in Sacramento, but even so it'll be tough for Collison to disappoint with roughly 40 minutes on the floor. Ben McLemore and Aaron Afflalo also figure to see minutes between 30-35, but neither offer much in the way of $/point upside against GS. Wednesday, 3:10 pm
  • Terrence Ross has cleared his physical
    Terrence Ross passed his physical, and the Magic are awaiting word on Serge Ibaka to see if Ross can play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Ibaka wasn't dealing with any medical issues prior to the trade, so it's very likely that he'll clear his physical and both these guys will be in action for their new teams on Wednesday. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:24 pm
  • Terrence Ross goes through shootaround
    Terrence Ross was present during Orlando's shootaround on Wednesday morning.

    Advice: Both Ross and Serge Ibaka will need to pass their physicals in order to play on Wednesday, but there's a good chance that will happen as Ibaka has also joined his new team in Toronto. Ross is going to have a lot more opportunity to produce with the Magic, but he's been pretty inconsistent throughout his career, so this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Ben McLemore scores 13 points in win
    Ben McLemore hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points and three rebounds in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was on the bench down the stretch in favor of Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, or he would have had a better night. The minutes were there and he's playing with more confidence, scoring in double figures in four straight games. If you have someone to cut and need 3-pointers, McLemore looks like a decent add right now. Afflalo finished with 10 points and zero 3-pointers in 37 minutes, while Tolliver had just four points in 19 minutes off the bench. Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores nine in return to action
    Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight. Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) won't play Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was initially a game-time call, so there's a chance he could play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors. With Lawson out, Darren Collison will log all the minutes he can handle and Ben McLemore gets a nice bump as well. Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Arthur has been dealing with an assortment of ailments all season. He's appeared in just 29 of the Nuggets 55 games. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) also ruled out, rookie Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see plenty of playing time again on Wednesday. Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) a game-time decision
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Lawson has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and it might make more sense for Sacramento to just withhold him from tonight's game in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Ben McLemore should draw another start if Lawson is out, and he'd be on the radar as a 3-point streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.Daily Slant: If Lawson isn't able to play tonight, Darren Collison will become an even safer DFS target while Ben McLemore will also become a stronger tournament target. DeMarcus Cousins' usage sits a shade under 40% with Gay, Temple and Lawson off the floor this year, but it's Collison and McLemore that follow him with usage rates around 20% among the regulars. While Collison is already locked into big minutes given injuries, McLemore would also likely play 30+ minutes without Lawson. Tuesday, 11:43 am
  • Iman Shumpert starting, Liggins to the bench
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

    Advice: "He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant. Tuesday, 11:36 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver. Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Terrence Ross traded to Orlando
    Terrence Ross has been traded to Orlando, along with a 2017 first-round pick, in exchange for Serge Ibaka.

    Advice: Toronto will send the lower of its two first-round picks to Orlando in 2017, according to Woj. Toronto has the Clippers' pick. With Ibaka out of the picture in Orlando, Aaron Gordon is expected to slide back to his natural position of power forward. This move will open up plenty of minutes on the wing. Ross should see plenty of time at small forward and also as a backup to Evan Fournier. Ross, who was averaging 10.4 points and 1.8 3-pointers over 22.4 minutes in Toronto, shouldn't see much change in his overall fantasy value as a result of this trade. Tuesday, 8:36 am
  • Juan Hernangomez back to limited minutes?
    After showing his potential in a breakout game on Monday, the Nuggets will have to decide how many minutes to give rookie Juan Hernangomez once the team is back at full strength.

    Advice: After stating that Hernangomez was arguably the Nuggets best player in Monday's win over the Warriors, Denver beat writer T.J. McBride questions whether coach Mike Malone will "try to find minutes for Hernangomez at the expense of Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler? Or continue to play Hernangomez his limited minutes off the bench when the Nuggets get healthy?" Juancho was awesome Monday but is important to note he was averaging just 3.8 points in 11.5 minutes over his first 38 games this season. Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Willy Hernangomez may continue to start
    Team president Phil Jackson views Willy Hernangomez and Kristaps Porzingis as the "starting frontcourt tandem of the future," according to Mark Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Sunday was the first time Hernangomez started alongside Porzingis and Knicks posted arguably their most impressive win of the season, a 94-90 victory over the Spurs. Joakim Noah (hamstring) is expected to miss at least one more game, so Hernangomez will likely start again on Wednesday vs. OKC. If Noah is healthy after the All-Star break, coach Jeff Hornacek will have a tough decision to make. Either way, Hernangomez had done enough to earn consistent minutes going forward. Tuesday, 7:08 am
  • Jameer Nelson scores 23 against Steph Curry
    Jameer Nelson hit 9-of-14 shots and five 3-pointers for 23 points, three rebounds and seven assists in 34 minutes of Monday's blowout 132-110 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Emmanuel Mudiay (back) might be out through the break, while the Nuggets are making a run at the No. 8 seed in the West, which means Nelson could keep the starting job until further notice. Nelson is averaging 17 points, 9.0 assists and 3.7 3-pointers over his last three games, and is worth using in all formats until we see what happens with Mudiay. Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez goes off for 27 & 10
    Juan Hernangomez started for the banged-up Nuggets on Monday and went off for a career-high 27 points, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and six 3-pointers on 9-of-17 shooting in 43 minutes of a 132-110 blowout win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Wow. He had scored in double figures just two times in his career, with his previous career-high 14-point game coming way back on Dec. 10. With Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur and Emmanuel Mudiay all out, it was Juancho's time to shine. He played 43 minutes and helped the Nuggets tie an NBA record with 24 3-pointers in the game. If the Nuggets continue to struggle to find healthy bodies to play, Hernangomez could quickly become a hot pickup. Just keep in mind that he hadn't scored more than eight points in a game since his 14-point night more than two months ago. Monday, 9:01 pm
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