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  • Nick Young still out for Sunday night
    Nick Young (calf) will not play on Sunday against the Knicks.

    Advice: He went through all of Saturday's practice, which was a big step for him to be cleared. Young has said for most of this week that he wants to play Monday, so there's a real chance that happens. When he's back, Luol Deng figures to take the biggest hit in playing time. Brandon Ingram could play fewer minutes, but the Lakers want to play him. Young can be picked up for owners seeking a scoring boost. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:42 pm
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  • Tarik Black out again for Sunday night
    Tarik Black (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: He did not practice and it sounds like he's going to miss more games. The Lakers have called on Thomas Robinson to take most of his minutes while Larry Nance and Julius Randle have seen a slight uptick in minutes. Black has almost no value in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:36 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Sunday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: This will be the eighth straight game Bayless has missed. Sergio Rodriguez will start once again. S-Rod has played well in place of Bayless this season. Rodriguez is averaging 9.1 points, 6.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 28.0 minutes in the 22 games he has started this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:33 am
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  • Michael Carter-Williams still w/out timetable
    Coach Fred Hoiberg says it's still unclear when Michael Carter-Williams will return.

    Advice: Asked whether the end of December is a possibility, coach Hoiberg said it was still too early to say because they want to see how MCW is feeling after his soft cast comes off. MCW should be left on waiver wires, as he will still see only limited minutes behind starter Rajon Rondo, even after he is fully healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:54 am
  • Kevon Looney (ankle) questionable for Sat.
    Kevon Looney (left ankle sprain) questionable for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: This doesn't have significant fantasy implications, as Looney has only seen spot minutes off the Warriors bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:52 am
  • Jeff Green (ankle) questionable for Saturday.
    Jeff Green (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: Green sprained his ankle on Friday night during another disappointing outing in which he scored just three points in 24 minutes. Bismack Biyombo (shoulder) and Nikola Vucevic (back) are also questionable for Saturday. If Green can't play, Aaron Gordon would likely see a significant uptick in minutes. It's possible the Magic might even let Mario Hezonja get some run at small forward as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:45 am
  • The Bulls recall Jerian Grant from D-League
    Jerian Grant has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: Grant has played heavy minutes when Rondo has been either hurt or suspended, but otherwise sees very limited playing time off the Chicago bench. He would only have fantasy relevance as a handcuff to Rondo. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Hawks assign DeAndre Bembry to D-League
    The Hawks assigned DeAndre Bembry to the NBA Development League on Saturday.

    Advice: Bembry will play Sunday at the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He will then return to the Hawks. Bembry remained in Milwaukee following the Hawks’ 114-110 win over the Bucks before he departed for Sioux Falls. It will be the second one-game D-League stint for Bembry. He also played for the Stars on Dec. 2 and in a game at the Los Angeles D-Fender and had a game-high 35 points. Bembry was 16 of 22 from the field with six rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in 35 minutes. Bembry is not in the Hawks rotation and thus does not have fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:23 am
  • Marcelo Huertas scores 12 off the bench
    Marcelo Huertas came off the bench to score 12 points with three assists, one rebound and two triples in 19 minutes vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He moved back to the bench with Brandon Ingram back in the starting five. Nick Young (calf) is on the verge of a return, so it won't be easy for Huertas to find consistent minutes despite his recent strong play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Nick Young (calf) is targeting Monday
    Nick Young (calf) is hoping to be ready for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: If he does play, he will crush the original timetable he was given. Young was averaging 13.3 points, 1.1 assists and 2.6 triples before the injury, so feel free to pick him up if you're targeting points and triples. Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram could each lose a few minutes upon Young's return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
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  • Kyle O'Quinn turns in nice game vs. SAC
    Kyle O'Quinn scored eight points with 11 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 20 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: That's two really good games from O'Quinn this month. This wasn't quite as strong as his 20-point explosion on Dec. 3, but the Knicks will take this all day. KOQ is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 13 with seven dimes
    Brandon Jennings made his second consecutive start for Derrick Rose (back) against the Kings on Friday, scoring 13 points with five rebounds, seven assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Besides the turnovers, this is a solid game for Jennings with his 5-of-10 from the field. Rose is expecting to play on Sunday against the Lakers, so Jennings will likely move to the bench The two have played together, so Jennings could still get minutes in the mid 20s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver scores 10 in loss
    Anthony Tolliver scored 10 points with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He was the go-to forward for Matt Barnes (rest) tonight. With Barnes possibly in legal trouble, Tolliver could have some value at some point down the line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Arron Afflalo gets a DNP-CD again
    Arron Afflalo picked up his second straight DNP-CD on Friday.

    Advice: No revenge game for Mr. Afflalo against the Knicks. Even with Matt Barnes (rest) out, Afflalo was still a DNP-CD. Ouch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Ish Smith down to 15 minutes
    Ish Smith played 15 minutes with eight points, one rebound, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: If you haven't cut Smith in your fantasy league yet, go ahead and do it now. He likely won't be playing more than 15 minutes most nights. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Justin Anderson picks up a DNP-CD
    Justin Anderson picked up his first DNP-CD of the season on Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle couldn't stop praising him last week and also said he's hoping to play the second-year forward at the four a bit, but obviously that didn't happen. However, Carlisle confirmed after the game that he expects Anderson to be back in the rotation on Saturday vs. Houston, so it was just a matchup decision. He's still a nice stash in deeper leagues for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Jeff Green scores three, may have hurt foot
    Jeff Green scored three points with four rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The Magic submitted their nominee for ugliest lineup combo of 2016 tonight: D.J. Augustin, Green, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo. Green also looked to have suffered a foot tweak in the second half and was in some pain. The Magic could need him on Saturday to play some forward minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 pm
  • Marcelo Huertas moves to the bench
    Marcelo Huertas will come off the bench against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He had a pretty nice stat line on Wednesday with 10 points, seven dimes and five steals, but Huertas was pretty bad in reality. He may not be in the rotation tonight, so he's a risky DFS play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Nick Young goes through a full shootaround
    Nick Young (calf) went through a full shootaround and remains out against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He's on track to beat his timetable and could even play on Monday. Coach Luke Walton said he wants to see Young go through a competitive practice before he's cleared for games, so there is still another step for Uncle P. Upon his return, Luol Deng and some of the guards could take a small hit. Young is a borderline add in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
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  • Nick Young back at practice on Thursday
    Nick Young (calf) practiced on Thursday and remains out for Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: There was a report on Wednesday saying Young is targeting a return on Monday night, so going through practice today makes it seem possible. Young's initial timetable was expected to keep him out to the second half of December for his calf strain. He was putting up top-100 value before his injury, so he may be worth a pickup now. Although, his start does seem slightly unsustainable. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:59 pm
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  • Tarik Black out again for Friday night
    Tarik Black (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Friday night.

    Advice: He suffered an ankle sprain on Monday and has been out of the lineup since. With Black out, Thomas Robinson has seen some extra minutes, but he hasn't done much with that playing time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:53 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn solid in just 21 minutes vs. CLE
    Kyle O'Quinn came off the bench on Wednesday for 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with seven boards and three assists in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: In the past four games, including one start for injured Joakim Noah, O'Quinn is averaging 11.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 assists, while hitting 22-of-31 field goals. His minutes are on the rise, which isn't a surprise given how poorly Noah (five points in 15 minutes) has played this season. There are never any guarantees with KOQ, but he's worth a speculative add if you need a big man. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts w/ Rose (back) out
    Brandon Jennings started in place of Derrick Rose (sore lower back) on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Rose's first DNP of the season and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, though an MRI came back clean and he's listed as day-to-day. Jennings can be found on most 12-team waiver wires, so owners in need of a cheap PG should keep him in mind for temporary value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Marcelo Huertas gets seven dimes, five steals
    Marcelo Huertas made his first NBA start vs. the Rockets on Wednesday, finishing a lopsided road loss with 10 points, seven assists, five steals, three rebounds and six turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The 33-year-old point guard earned the start with both D'Angelo Russell (knee) and Jose Calderon (hamstring) out of commission tonight. Russell is targeting a return next week, but if Huertas earns a few more starts he's worth a look as a DFS and streaming option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Arron Afflalo gets a DNP-CD
    Arron Afflalo moved to the bench and was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: OK then. Afflalo is only signed on a two-year deal, so the Kings may not view him as a piece going forward. He may get back in the rotation at some point, but his upside is very low. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Jeff Green cools off w/ three pts Wednesday
    Jeff Green's streak of double-digit scoring ended on Wednesday with just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Green added two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer, but he never got into the flow offensively -- in fairness, neither did any of his teammates. One lousy game isn't sufficient cause to cut him in deeper leagues, but this is a reminder that he tends to run hot and cold. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:31 pm
  • Ish Smith held to two points, two assists
    Ish Smith had just two points on 1-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 22 bench minutes vs. Charlotte on Wednesday.

    Advice: Smith had double-digit assists in two of his previous three games, but we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop now that Reggie Jackson is healthy. Jackson's minutes are on the rise, which is a direct threat to Smith, whose owners should be keeping a close watch on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:49 pm
  • Arron Afflalo back to bench Wednesday
    Arron Afflalo will head back to the Kings bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ben McLemore will take his spot with the starters, and this demotion is nothing new for Afflalo. He has no fantasy appeal outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Huertas moving to the bench
    Marcelo Huertas will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played a season-high 18 minutes off the bench on Monday night and could get over 20 tonight. Huertas has made just 29.2 percent from the field on the season, but his 2.7 dimes in 9.8 minutes per outing could be noteworthy. There's no need to add him almost anywhere and he remains a very risky DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:58 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start Wednesday vs. CLE
    Brandon Jennings will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavs, with Derrick Rose (back) unavailable.

    Advice: Per-36 minutes this season, Jennings is averaging 11.6 points, 8.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.7 triples per contest, so he's certainly on the radar as a potential DFS punt play or streamer option with a favorable matchup against the Cavs.Daily Slant: At or near minimum price across the DFS industry, Jennings is a viable punt play in any format. He should see upwards of 27-29 minutes with upside to clear 30+, and although he'll see more run with ball-dominant players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, Jennings' ceiling remains very high with big playing time. Punting the PG spots with a Jennings/Marcus Smart duo makes it easier to afford guys like Harden, Cousins and Durant. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless not with the 76ers
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel with the team. The 76ers were listing Bayless as questionable last week for his wrist soreness, but they're ruling him out early for every game so far this week. Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start and get the lion's share of the PG minutes, so he's a hold in standard leagues until Bayless gets back on the court. T.J. McConnell will get the backup minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:46 pm
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  • Nick Young (calf) targeting Monday night
    Nick Young (calf) is targeting a return on Monday night, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

    Advice: It's worth mentioning this report adds the Lakers downplayed that target date. Young surprisingly traveled with the team to Houston for tonight, and has been going through some pool exercise and light shooting. It's possible Young is back for Monday, but it seems slightly doubtful. There will be more minutes for Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:37 am
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  • Nick Young (calf) limited to light shooting
    Nick Young (calf) is still being limited to light shooting.

    Advice: Young is unable to make hard cuts or get around screens, which is to be expected given that he just hit the beginning of Week-2 of his initial 2-4 week timetable. He's out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, meaning Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Los Angeles. He does hope to return to a full practice on Saturday, so we'll be watching for that. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:14 am
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  • Ish Smith hands out 10 assists in win
    Ish Smith played 30 minutes off the bench on Tuesday and hit just 2-of-11 shots, but still finished with seven points, five rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the Bulls.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson played just 18 minutes and while Smith didn't play well, he was still effective. His run is coming to an end, but Jackson still isn't ready to run the show by himself in Detroit. If you own Smith, just hold onto him until this picture becomes a little clearer. There's a chance Jackson could be held out on Wednesday against the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 20 in win over Wiz
    Jeff Green came off the bench and hit 6-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-8 free throws for 20 points, three rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Green is rolling right now, scoring between 14 and 20 points in each of his last four games, and averaging 14 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five. He's coming off the bench behind Aaron Gordon, but is getting 26 minutes a night, making him worth a look on your waiver wire if you've got a player you've been wanting to drop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:15 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn scores 12 off the bench
    Kyle O'Quinn scored 12 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's coming off the bench these days with Joakim Noah healthy again, but Noah picked up four fouls and only played 14 minutes which allowed KOQ to see 27 minutes of action. He made the most of his minutes and shot 6-of-8 from the field and did a respectable job against Hassan Whiteside, but he's going to be hard to trust while the Knicks are healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, Okafor doubtful for Thursday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) and Jahlil Okafor (stomach bug) are not expected to travel with the team to New Orleans for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Both of these guys will spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, and if Bayless can't give it a go Thursday, that'll be his sixth straight game on the sidelines and Okafor's third. Bayless is in danger of requiring season-ending surgery to correct his wrist injury, and he doesn't offer enough upside to hold onto in most scenarios. Sergio Rodriguez has been playing well as a starter, so he's worth a look as an assists specialist in standard leagues. Joel Embiid (rest) will be back in action on Thursday, so Okafor's absence won't mean much. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:02 pm
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  • Michael Carter-Williams out another 10 days
    Michael Carter-Williams (wrist, knee) will be spending at least another 10 days on the sidelines.

    Advice: MCW recently had the hard cast on his hand removed, but he's still a ways away. Jerian Grant will continue to pick up the backup point guard minutes in Chicago sans Carter-Williams, but neither of these guys can be considered viable targets in most leagues while Rajon Rondo is healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:26 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) ruled out for Wednesday
    Tarik Black (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He won't be traveling with the team for their one-game road trip, but he could be back in action as soon as Friday's game against the Suns. With Black on the sidelines, Thomas Robinson will likely pick up most of his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:23 pm
  • Nick Young shooting post-practice jumpers
    Nick Young (right calf) was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Young is nearing the conclusion of Week-1 of his initial 2-4 week timetable, so while this is a minor step in the right direction, he's still not close to making a return. He's not really worth hanging onto if you don't have an IR-spot, and it'll be Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram picking up some extra minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:05 pm
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  • Tarik Black (ankle) doesn't practice Tuesday
    Tarik Black (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's questionable for Wednesday's game, but him sitting out Tuesday's practice isn't exactly encouraging. If Black is out Wednesday night, Thomas Robinson will likely pick up most of his minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:52 am
  • Tarik Black (ankle) questionable for Wed.
    Tarik Black sprained his right ankle on Monday and is questionable for the Lakers next game on Wednesday.

    Advice: The x-rays were negative but Luke Walton said after the game that Black was on crutches in the locker room. However, Black seemed to downplay the injury, saying "don't count him out" for Wednesday. He was able to put weight on the ankle and put on his right shoe. Check back soon for an update. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:43 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tues.
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This will be the fifth straight game Bayless has missed due to the wrist issue. Sergio Rodriguez will once again start for the Sixers, with T.J. McConnel backing him up. Rodriguez has played well as a starter. Over his five games, he is averaging 12.6 points, 7.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 3-pointers and 1.8 assists. With only nine available players Tuesday night, Rodriguez and the rest of the healthy Sixers will see plenty of playing time, making S-Rod an intriguing DFS and streaming option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:54 am
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  • Tarik Black sprains his ankle, done for night
    Tarik Black sprained his right ankle on Monday vs. the Jazz and will not return.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and he's day-to-day, but he's considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Houston. He's averaging 15.6 minutes per game off the bench this season, so this doesn't have many fantasy implications. If anything, Thomas Robinson could pick up a handful of minutes if Black misses more time. He finished with seven points, five rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:25 pm
  • Jerian Grant scores five points in start
    Jerian Grant started at point guard in place of Rajon Rondo (suspension) on Monday vs. the Blazers, but scored just five points on 1-of-7 shooting in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't play well at all and was exposed on the defensive end. He added three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover, and he was a huge letdown for any owner who punted with him in DFS. Rondo will be back with the team on Tuesday vs. Detroit, so Grant will go back to being irrelevant. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 pm
  • Jerian Grant will start in place of Rondo
    Jerian Grant will start in place of the suspended Rajon Rondo on Monday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Rondo will be back for Tuesday's game vs. Detroit, so Grant is just a low-end streaming option for Monday and a cheap punt play in DFS. In two previous starts this season, Grant averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 triple in 30.0 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:20 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Monday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Bayless hopes to avoid season-ending surgery, as he wants to see how his wrist responds to his recent platelet-rich plasma injection. With Bayless out, Sergio Rodriguez will draw another start and will be a nice source of assists, while T.J. McConnell will handle the backup duties. For now, Bayless is day-to-day and is only a hold in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 am
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  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) wants to keep playing
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) said that he wants to avoid season-ending surgery and that he will try to keep playing.

    Advice: "I'm going to try to play," Bayless said. "I want to play. I want to get to the point where I can play and not worry about it." He recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his wrist, so it will be interesting to see how his wrist responds in the coming weeks. He's currently listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nuggets, but he's just a deep-league hold until he proves he can play through the issue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 am
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  • Kyle O'Quinn gets nine boards, four blocks
    Kyle O'Quinn followed up Friday's big game with four points and nine rebounds on Sunday, adding four blocked shots in just 14 minutes of action.

    Advice: KOQ notched 20 points, 13 boards, two assists and two steals as a fill-in starter on Friday, but he shifted to a bench role with Joakim Noah returning tonight. You can't fault his per-minute production, as usual, but it's hard to trust him while both Noah and Willy Hernangomez are healthy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:30 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 19 points Sunday
    Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Jeff Green in double-digits again vs. Detroit
    Orlando followed up Friday's blowout victory with a win in Detroit on Sunday, aided by Jeff Green's 14 points on 6-of-11 FGs, two 3-pointers, five boards and three assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Magic have brought Green off the bench for the past five games, posting a 3-2 record in that span. The move seems to be helping Green, who has followed up an atrocious offensive stretch with three straight games in double-digits. He's a combined 17-of-32 from the field during that span but doesn't do enough across the board to merit 12-team ownership. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:40 pm
  • Ish Smith logs 25 minutes off Pistons' bench
    Ish Smith played 25 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting, two assists, one rebound and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) returned tonight but he was on a strict minute-limit. Stan Van Gundy loves to give his starters heavy minutes, with Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope likely to dominate the backcourt, so Smith may not see this type of playing time for long. He's been very efficient lately, but is still a cut candidate for a more promising free agent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:32 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will come off the bench Sunday
    Kyle O'Quinn will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: As a reserve this season, O'Quinn owns meager averages of 4.4 points, 3.2 boards and 1.1 blocks per game, so he can't be considered a viable target in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • Ish Smith will come off the bench on Sunday
    Ish Smith will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) is making his regular-season debut tonight, although he'll be a minutes limit, so perhaps Smith can still churn out some low-end value. Still, his fantasy clock is ticking, as it'll be tough for him to do much on a nightly basis once Jackson is fully up to speed. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:59 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry was signed by ATL on Saturday December 3. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:30 am
  • Marcelo Huertas gets in the rotation
    Marcelo Huertas played 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with two points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Well, the Lakers are running out of point guards. D'Angelo Russell (knee) is still out and Jose Calderon (hamstring) went down tonight. Considering Calderon's injury history, he's likely out for several games. Huertas would be a candidate to start and could see minutes in the low 20s until Russell comes back. He's only worth a look in deep leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Justin Anderson to play some power forward?
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Justin Anderson could see more time at power forward.

    Advice: The Mavs need some help at the four with Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) out indefinitely. Anderson is earning more minutes and Carlisle has said he's going to give Anderson more minutes as the year goes along. He's on the radar in deeper leagues and is starting to trend up, especially since the Mavs have used him at four positions this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:00 pm
  • Nick Young out of the walking boot
    Nick Young (calf) is out of his walking boot.

    Advice: There's no word of his progressions on his strained calf, so he is still expected to miss the next 1.5-3.5 weeks. With Young out, it's been Brandon Ingram moving over the the two while the other guards have seen a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:39 pm
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  • Bembry with the Hawks
    DeAndre Bembry is active against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He's been lighting up the D-League and scored 35 points on Thursday. Bembry likely won't be in the rotation tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:15 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless out for Saturday night
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) will not play Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: After missing the first 13 games, Bayless may have came back too soon last month and said he experienced soreness throughout his lone start of the season. He's had PRP treatment and is only day-to-day for now. Sergio Rodriguez will hold down the fort until Bayless is pain-free, so he'll have value until then. Bayless is a tough guy to stash until he's officially back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:59 pm
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  • Kyle O'Quinn goes bonkers in win vs. Wolves
    Kyle O'Quinn came out of nowhere against the Wolves on Friday with 20 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. That's season highs in points, boards and minutes for KOQ in his start today. He was outstanding on the defensive end and coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with him after not playing him for more than 18 minutes in any of his previous four games. Joakim Noah (ankle) could be back for Sunday, so O'Quinn would only be worth a look in deeper leagues. This looks like one of the flukiest games of the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:35 pm
  • Brandon Jennings only gets 19 minutes
    Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 16 points off bench
    Jeff Green scored 16 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He continues to get decent minutes with 25.0 in his last three since he moved to the bench again. Green's best game in this span was tonight, but that's likely more about the 76ers bump. His upside just isn't high enough to add in most standard-style leagues. He may lose a couple minutes to Jodie Meeks, too. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn getting another start
    Kyle O'Quinn will get another start against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks were destroyed in the first quarter on Wednesday with Karl-Anthony Towns going for 22 in that frame, so O'Quinn may be on a short leash. Marshall Plumlee played 12 minutes in the second half while Mindaugus Kuzminskas saw 11 minutes in that time. Kuzminskas may be the most appealing guy in this group. Daily Slant: O'Quinn isn't a recommended DFS play this evening, but Noah's absence does improve the outlook for a few of the Timberwolves. Karl Anthony-Towns destroyed this defense on Wednesday, and draws an equally attractive match-up here. The Knicks will likely make it more of a point to try to take him away, so Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng are all strong GPP plays. Dieng should benefit if the Knicks throw extra front-court attention at Towns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:06 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Friday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness) will not play Friday vs. Orlando and is questionable for Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist earlier this week and is not yet ready for game action. Sergio Rodriguez will likely start in his place on Friday, with T.J. McConnell as the first point guard off the bench. Rodriguez has averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in the 17 games he has started this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 am
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  • The Hawks have recalled DeAndre Bembry
    The Hawks have recalled DeAndre Bembry from the D-League.

    Advice: Bembry poured in 35 points in his NBA Development League assignment with a game-high 35 points for the Salt Lake City Stars Thursday night. Bembry will likely bounce back-and-forth between the D-League and the Hawks this season. He is not on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:15 am
  • Jeff Green scores 14 points in loss
    Jeff Green came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots for 14 points, two rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes of Thursday's tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Starter Aaron Gordon played just 21 minutes, and while Green hasn't really done much to be owned in fantasy leagues, he's doing a fantastic job of ruining the fantasy value of Gordon. Green could easily replace Gordon in the starting lineup again at any time, but he's come off the bench in two straight since returning from a back injury. Gordon is still the guy to own, but Green is making him a less-than-effective fantasy player right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:35 pm
  • Justin Anderson scores 15 points
    Justin Anderson scored 15 points with three rebounds and three 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Mavs have talked about upping Anderson's minutes, but it hasn't quite happened yet. In his last five, he averaged 11.0 points, 3.6 boards, 0.6 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.2 steals and 1.4 treys in 18.4 minutes. He should be viewed as more of a stash, but it definitely helps that the Mavs are a league-worst 3-15. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:09 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable to face the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Bayless was previously reported as out, but that was off the game notes. He had PRP treatment on his wrist recently and had been battling soreness basically since his return to action last week. If he is limited or out, Sergio Rodriguez would get a nice bump in playing time with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach on Bayless unless the wire is dry. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 am
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  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Fri vs Magic
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will miss Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist and will need some time to recover. We'll consider him day-to-day moving forward, but Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will continue to see more minutes on Friday. Bayless can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 am
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  • Kyle O'Quinn gets the start, scores two
    Kyle O'Quinn started for Joakim Noah (ankle) on Wednesday, finishing with two points, eight rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Wolves.

    Advice: Even though his beard makes him look like he's 36, O'Quinn is just 26 years old. When Noah is out, the Knicks don't really play KOQ too often, averaging just 20.5 minutes in his previous two starts. He's not a great pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 12 points
    Brandon Jennings played 34 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 12 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter while Derrick Rose played just 3.1 minutes in that frame. Jennings has seen his minutes fluctuate and only played 13 minutes on Monday. Although, Jennings could be looking at a bump in playing time if Courtney Lee (ankle) needs to miss time. He's more of a 14-team guy due to his shooting woes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Ish Smith gets 19/8/8 in road win vs. Celtics
    The Pistons finished their back-to-back set with a win in Boston on Wednesday, aided by Ish Smith's 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

    Advice: Smith sank 9-of-12 shots with zero turnovers in 36 minutes of action, a stellar performance that we're unlikely to see re-produced once Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) gets back on the court. Stan Van Gundy loves to play his starters heavy minutes, and Smith and Jackson aren't likely to share the court on a routine basis, so he'll be a cut candidate in the near future. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will start Wednesday vs. MIN
    Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves with Joakim Noah (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: In two starts this season, O'Quinn owns forgettable averages of 6.0 points, 6.5 boards and just 0.5 blocks per contest through 20.5 minutes, so while he'll see some increased opportunity with the first unit, he's still not a great target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Nick Young (right calf) will miss 2-4 weeks
    Nick Young (strained right calf) will miss the next 2-4 weeks.

    Advice: An MRI confirmed his injury, which occurred in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Young was having a very solid season with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage, but now his fantasy owners probably have to cut him. While he's out, the Lakers will have to lean more on Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas until D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. Both Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams should be very busy while more shots should go to rookie Brandon Ingram. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:49 am
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  • Nick Young (Achilles) out Wednesday vs. CHI
    Nick Young (right Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Lakers haven't yet released the results of Young's MRI, so we won't be speculating on the length of his absence until that information is made available. With Young on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jordan Clarkson will more than likely move into the starting lineup, and he'll get all the run he can handle with D'Angelo Russell (knee) also unavailable. Lou Williams should also see an uptick in value, as he won't have to share the floor with a teammate that steals his passes tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 am
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  • DeAndre Bembry sent down for D-League stint
    DeAndre Bembry has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: Bembry typically only plays during blowouts, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire everywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:26 am
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