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  • DeMarre Carroll (neck) to play Friday
    DeMarre Carroll (neck) will play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: This is simply confirmation, as Carroll told the media earlier in the day that he planned to play. Prior to being injured on Wednesday, Carroll had been some of his best ball of the season, averaging 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 3-pointers per game over the Raps previous eight contests. Rotoworld.com 16 minutes ago
  • Bebe Nogueira, Pat Patterson out again
    Patrick Patterson (knee) and Lucas Noguiera (concussion) will not play against the Hornets on Friday night.

    Advice: We'll see if the Raptors are going to play Jared Sullinger a little more, but it's unlikely to be much more than his 14 minutes. Pascal Siakam should get some added run at power forward, but the Raptors could definitely go small a lot against a smaller four in Marvin Williams. Rotoworld.com 21 minutes ago
  • Melo could waive no trade in rebuild?
    If the Knicks wanted to rebuild, Carmelo Anthony would consider waiving his no-trade clause.

    Advice: "I have the power, but still I would talk to [the front office]," Anthony said. "We would be in communication if they feel like they want to go in a different direction, they want to start rebuilding for the future. If they tell me they want to scrap this whole thing, yeah, I have to consider it." All this said, he said his family loves it in New York and his son goes to school in NYC, so he may not waive it even if the Knicks rebuild. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Blake Griffin listed as out for Saturday
    Blake Griffin (knee) is being listed as out for Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He is very likely to return on the upcoming road trip, but it won't be the first game unless something changes. Austin Rivers gets the biggest bump with Blake out because Luc Mbah a Moute is too important to the perimeter defense and should be starting. There's a great chance Griffin returns next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
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  • Darrell Arthur listed as questionable
    Darrell Arthur (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: This is an upgrade from him being listed as doubtful to play on Thursday before the DNP. Arthur is likely out of the rotation anyway with Kenneth Faried playing well. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:09 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable for Sat
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Back on Wednesday, he was listed as probable for Thursday, but he did not play in the loss to the Spurs. Gallinari was only ruled out about 30 minutes before the game started, so he was fairly close to playing. If he's out again, Juancho Hernangomez could get another start, but he would be a risky play with Wilson Chandler likely back. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:06 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (ankle) is probable
    Nikola Jokic (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's important to note that he is listed for an ankle, which was the same reason he was listed before Thursday's 35-point gem. Jokic had some knee to upper-leg contact and was in some pain for about two minutes, but he didn't miss time. He should be all set for another big game. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:01 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not on the injury report
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It looks like Chandler only needed the one game for his personal reasons. With him back, he'll likely be getting a few minutes at the three to go with his heavy dose of minutes at the four. Juancho Hernangomez would be the most likely to lose minutes. Chandler should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:58 pm
  • Bulls are interested in Bosh?
    If Chris Bosh can make it back for next season, the Bulls are "already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him," according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: This would be good news for Dwyane Wade and it may also help the Bulls attract other free agents to go with superstar Jimmy Butler. The new CBA has also added an independent medical panel to settle cases like Bosh. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:01 pm
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  • Pau Gasol (left hand) will have surgery
    Pau Gasol (left hand) is undergoing surgery to repair the fracture of his fourth metacarpal.

    Advice: Typically, a metacarpal fracture surgery will require 4-6 weeks out of action. Gasol suffered this injury in warmups and now his fantasy owners will have to figure out whether or not he's worth a stash. Considering how the Spurs are likely to rest him even more upon his return, he certainly is a cut candidate for those that need stats for the next month. With him out, it figures to be mostly David Lee picking up the minutes, but Dewayne Dedmon's blocking upside makes him interesting in standard leagues. We should see more Davis Bertans, as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:55 am
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  • Magic offered up Vooch for Dragic?
    The Magic reportedly offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick for Goran Dragic, but the Heat had "no interest" in the offer, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Interesting. On the Heat side, they already have a max-deal center, so adding another high-cost big man in a smaller-ball system makes little sense. For Orlando, this is basically the Magic doubling down on what they did with Serge Ibaka, hoping the player they trade for will resign with them. Presumably, this future first is not for the 2017 draft because the Magic are not good and are likely to be lottery bound. Vucevic is in a great spot for his value right now, so a potential trade could hurt his fantasy stock. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:34 am
  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) skipped the contact portion of the Lakers shootaround on Friday morning and is listed as questionable for for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Deng did not play Wednesday due to the wrist injury. Brandon Ingram started in his place and posted an impressive all-around game, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Ingram is an intriguing DFS play if Deng is ruled out on Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:59 am
  • DeMarre Carroll (neck) will play Friday
    DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) confirmed that he will play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Carroll took a knee to the head in Wednesday's game and was unable to return. His neck is a little stiff, but he avowed to suit up Friday night, reminding the Toronto media that he considered himself a "warrior." Carroll may be in line for extra minutes on Friday, assuming he can handle them, as both Patrick Patterson (knee) and Lucas Nogueira (concussion) are doubtful. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) doubtful for Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) appears unlikely to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Patterson has missed four straight games due to knee issues. Lucas Nogueira is also doubtful, leaving the Raps shorthanded in the frontcourt. Pascal Siakam will likely start. Jared Sullinger (foot) returned Wednesday and played 14 minutes. He should see around 15 minutes again on Friday. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross could also see additional minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:35 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Friday
    Jon Leuer (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Leuer has missed five straight games, but appears to be inching closer to a return and may have a shot at returning to the lineup for Saturday's game vs. Washington. Leuer was playing well before his injury. He averaged 12.9 points (on 54.2 percent shooting) and 5.6 rebounds over 14 games in December, retuning ninth-round value. When Leuer does return, Tobias Harris may get bumped back to the bench, and Stanley Johnson will see his minutes reduced. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:10 am
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  • Taj Gibson (ankle) will play Friday night
    Taj Gibson (ankle) will play Friday night vs. Atlanta, according to head coach Fred Hoiberg.

    Advice: It's safe to assume Gibson will slide back into the starting lineup, which will bump Paul Zipser back to the bench, and likely out of the rotation altogether. Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott will also likely see a few less minutes on Friday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:59 am
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) questionable Friday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) participated in shootaround but remains listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Anderson has missed each of the Rockets last two games and was limited in the two games prior as he battled the flu bug. He planned to get intravenous fluids before leaving Toyota Center. "Not feeling so great. Just a stomach virus that's been going around," Anderson said. "It's still kind of there, but I'm going to get an IV after this and try to do it for the game. It's just draining." Anderson is expected to slide back into the starting lineup, assuming he is healthy enough to suit up. Corey Brewer has started at small forward with Anderson out. Daily Slant: If Anderson is forced to miss another contest, we should see a nice spike in usage for James Harden, which is saying something considering he's already 2nd in the league in that regard. His usage sits at a cool 36.3% on the year, but that number jumps to 41.2% with Anderson off the floor. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
  • Ed Davis (ankle) probable for Friday
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game vs. 76ers

    Advice: Davis missed Wednesday's game due to the ankle sprain. There is only minimal fantasy impact here, as Davis will split minutes off the bench with Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh Rotoworld.com Today, 8:08 am
  • Pau Gasol (hand) expected to be out 'a while'
    The Spurs have yet to issue a formal timeline for Pau Gasol (hand), who is out indefinitely after breaking his left ring finger during pregame warmups Thursday night.

    Advice: The team said there was no timeline for Gasol's return as of Thursday. "We're going to look at it [Friday]," coach Gregg Popovich said, "but he's going to be out for a while." It turns out that Gasol got hurt when he jammed his left hand against Kyle Anderson's shoulder while attempting a running hook. He left the court clutching his left hand before the national anthem. David Lee started in place of Gasol on Thursday and payed well, finishing with 10 points and 16 rebounds in 33 minutes. Dewayne Dedmon scored seven points in 19 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 am
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  • Larry Nance (knee) making steady progress
    Larry Nance (knee) practiced Wednesday and Thursday without any reported setbacks, but has not been cleared to play on Friday.

    Advice: Nance, who has missed 16 straight games, will have his knee reevaluated on Friday night to determine if he can play Sunday vs. Dallas. "If it was up to me, I wouldn’t have missed any time," Nance said. "But I’m just happy to be nearing getting back out on the court." Nance will have value when returns, assuming he can stay healthy, especially if Luol Deng (wrist) is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 am
  • Gasol intends to opt-in for 2nd year in SA
    Pau Gasol stated that he does not intent to exercise his player option, preferring to stay in San Antonio for the 2017-18 season.

    Advice: Gasol signed a two-year, $30 million contract with the Spurs. The second year of the deal is a player option worth $16 million. "My intention is to continue here, and to be here as long as I can," Gasol said. This interview was given before Gasol fractured his hand in pre-game warmups on Thursday. We are still awaiting for an official timeline regarding how long Gasol will be sidelined. It is worth noting that Kawhi Leonard suffered the same injury (a fractured fourth metacarpal) during the 2013-14 season, and missed 14 games because of the injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:45 am
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  • Anthony Davis aiming to win All-Star MVP
    Anthony Davis said that he will definitely do his best to take home MVP honors in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in New Orleans.

    Advice: 'I'm definitely going after trying to get MVP, especially here in New Orleans. 'Coach Gentry told me every time I catch it, put it up. So I'm going to go out there and represent the city and try to walk away with that MVP for sure," said Davis. The Brow also talked about how he is becoming more comfortable playing center. ''I like playing the four, but right now with the team that we have and the way we are playing with small ball, it's helpful and I'm beneficial to the team at the five." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:18 am
  • Blake Griffin could return on road trip
    Blake Griffin (knee) could return to game action on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Clippers start their road trip on Saturday and won't be coming back home until Feb. 2. Griffin has been going through some sprints and DeAndre Jordan seemed encouraged. "I’m ready for Blake to come back. I know he’s extremely ready to be back on the floor," Jordan said. He doesn't have a target date, but another loss on Thursday could move BG's timetable up. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:07 am
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  • David Lee scores 10 points with 16 boards
    David Lee grabbed a season-high 16 boards in a start for Pau Gasol (hand) on Thursday against the Nuggets, adding 10 points, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: When he's in shape and is playing motivated, he has a similar skill set to Gasol right now. Coach Gregg Popovich said Lee was "fantastic" in this game, which isn't too surprising based on his previous starts. In those previous three, Lee averaged 8.7 points, 9.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks in 27.0 minutes. He should have some low-end value while Gasol is out for the next month or so, so he's worth a look in standard leagues for anyone needing a big man for points, boards and percentages. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Trust The Jokic: Nikola scores career-high 35
    Nikola Jokic erupted for a career-high 35 points during a 118-104 loss to the Spurs on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He went bonkers in the fourth quarter, scoring 14 straight points for the Nuggets to keep them in this game. As you might expect, coach Mike Malone had some nice things to say after the game. "Whether it's playmaking, scoring, rebounding, he's a terrific young talent who's only getting better before our eyes," Malone said. Jokic became the first Nugget with three straight games of at least 25 points and 10 boards since Carmelo Anthony. In those three games, Jokic averaged 31.3 points, 12.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 treys on 61.9 percent from the field. He's been a top-five player in his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 34 points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points against the Wizards on Thursday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 25 points in the second quarter to set a Knicks franchise record for most points in a quarter. Anthony played more power forward in this game and he's looked a lot more comfortable in that role. Plus, the Knicks are more likely to stagger him from Kristaps Porzingis going forward. While Melo is playing better, his troublesome knee and shoulder will be black marks on his fantasy value. Keep him rolling, of course. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Report: Pau Gasol breaks bone in left hand
    Pau Gasol broke the fourth metacarpal in his left hand in pregame warmups on Thursday and will likely be out indefinitely.

    Advice: It's hard to believe this happened before the game started, but also explains why he headed to the locker room with David Lee starting in his place. If he's going to miss extended time, which it sounds like he will, Lee, LaMarcus Aldridge and Dewayne Dedmon would all see a boost in fantasy value. The Spurs say that a timeline for Gasol's return will be determined at a later date. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:13 pm
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  • David Lee starting for Pau Gasol vs. DEN
    David Lee is starting for Pau Gasol against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened to Gasol, but he may have hurt his finger going through layup lines. He went back to the locker room, so we'll be looking for an update. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:41 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) ruled out vs. Spurs
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) has been ruled out to face the Spurs on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was probable on Wednesday, but was downgraded this morning to questionable. The Nuggets have continuously listed him as probable for several points this season and would play him, but they'll sit him against Kawhi Leonard. Hopefully, it's just a one-day thing for the oft-injured forward. Will Barton should get massive minutes tonight while Jamal Murray and Juan Hernangomez get some decent burn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Kevin Love (back) out; James Jones starting
    Kevin Love (back) has been ruled out for Thursday against the Suns and James Jones will start in his place.

    Advice: He was limited in shootaround and was previous listed as questionable. Love did say he wasn't going to miss additional time after his Monday injury, so he's not progressing as expected. Plus, he's had back problems before. There will be more shots to go to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but besides that there isn't really a pickup to make with this move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
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  • Larry Nance ruled out for Friday night
    Updating a previous item, Larry Nance (knee) has been ruled out for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He did almost everything in practice on Wednesday and did everything in practice on Thursday. It sounds like getting cleared is the last hurdle for Nance and he will be re-evaulated on Friday to see where he is for possibly playing on Sunday. Nance has actually held seventh-round value per game in standard leagues, so he's worth a look now that he's close. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:02 pm
  • Larry Nance has a chance to play Friday
    Larry Nance (knee) has a chance to play on Friday against the Pacers and is listed as questionable.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Nance looked good in practice, but said the possibility of him playing isn't a medical opinion. He still needs to be cleared from his bone bruise in his knee, but going through two practices in a row is a great sign. The Lakers could be without Luol Deng (wrist), so Nance could have some value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:45 pm
  • Blake Griffin running at full speed
    Blake Griffin (knee) was running at full speed in practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was doing some more on-court work and going through some tests. Yesterday, coach Doc Rivers said it'll likely be another 1-2 weeks before Griffin can return. Upon his return, he'll likely affect Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:02 pm
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  • Taj Gibson (ankle) is a game-time call Friday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is now a game-time call on Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Gibson returned to practice on Thursday, but the Bulls want to see how his ankle responds at the morning shootaround on Friday. It sounds like he's closer to probable, so his owners can go ahead and pencil him into their lineups. If the Bulls end up holding him out, expect them to use a committee approach to soak up his minutes. For what it's worth, Gibson said he's feeling "a lot better." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
  • Nikola Jokic (ankle) will play on Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (right ankle sprain) will play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was listed as probable and his status was never really in doubt for tonight's game. Make sure the fantasy superstar is deployed in all lineups, even in a tough matchup vs. the Spurs -- Jokic had 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a steal in their previous meeting on Jan. 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) ruled out for Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Of course he won't. Arthur can't stay healthy and the Nuggets are going to limit his workload whenever they can. With Wilson Chandler (personal) out and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable, we should see a lot of Kenneth Faried tonight and may even get a Jusuf Nurkic sighting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 am
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  • Gallinari (ankle) downgraded to questionable
    Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) has been downgraded to questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was listed as probable on Wednesday, so this is a concern. However, a conflicting report from Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post said Gallinari is a "go." The forward has been on the injury report in his previous three games, but played 30, 40 and 39 minutes in those three contests. If he's unable to play, rookie Juan Hernangomez could see a sizable bump in minutes. Will Barton should also be a workhorse on the wings. Hopefully we'll have more clarity soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 am
  • Wilson Chandler, Gary Harris out Thursday
    Wilson Chandler (personal) and Gary Harris (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Chandler was listed as out, but now we have official confirmation. This is a tough blow for the Nuggets because Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was just downgraded to questionable. The Nuggets play two more times this week on Saturday and Sunday, so Chandler's owners should sit tight for now. Will Barton looks like a great DFS play and we could see more of rookie Juan Hernangomez. Chandler's absence also raises Kenneth Faried's floor, especially with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Kevin Love (back) limited at shootaround
    Kevin Love (back) was limited at the morning shootaround and remains questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He was also limited at Wednesday's practice. Love was adamant after leaving Monday's game vs. the Warriors that he wouldn't miss any additional time, but he's shaping up to be a game-time call. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will be popular DFS plays if Love sits, while Channing Frye would likely draw the start in his absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 am
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  • Kevon Looney likely to take West's minutes?
    Kevon Looney could enter the rotation for the Warriors with David West (thumb) expected to miss two weeks.

    Advice: "We’ll see," head coach Steve Kerr said. "You may see [Kevon] Looney, you may see us change our rotation a little bit. We’ll have to talk about it." While Looney is the favorite to see a bump in minutes, the Warriors could also turn to JaVale McGee, Anderson Varejao or Damion Jones on any given night. West was only averaging 11.5 minutes per game on the season, so there's not much fantasy value here anyways. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Paul George scores 24 points vs. Kings
    Paul George scored 24 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in a 106-100 win over the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: You could say this was the best win for the Pacers, coming back from a 22-point deficit to get a road win. The Pacers ended 2016 on a serious down note with five losses in their final six games. Well, 2017 has been the opposite, winning six of their first seven games. George is starting to trend up again with second-round value so far in 2017. He could flirt with first-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:05 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 25 in triple-double
    DeMarcus Cousins posted his first triple-double of the season during a brutal 106-100 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, three blocks, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a really, really bad loss for the Kings. They blew a 22-point lead in this game to put them on a three-game losing streak. Worse yet, Rudy Gay (Achilles) is expected to miss the rest of the season. In his minutes not next to Gay, Cousins has a whopping 39.9 usage rate and actually has better efficiency, too. The bad news is there is an 11.6 net rating differential with Boogie-Rudy lineups and lineups with Boogie and no Rudy. Cousins will have some massive stat lines, but he's more likely to be rested at times this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver likely headed for minutes
    Anthony Tolliver came off the bench against the Pacers on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The first time Rudy Gay (Achilles) missed extended time, Tolliver was let loose a bit with 28.7 minutes per game in that 11-game span. He averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 boards, 0.9 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.9 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. While that percentage may not be sustainable, Tolliver did post ninth-round value in that span, so he's worth a look if you need treys from a power forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Dante Cunningham hits 7-of-11 FGs for 14 pts
    Dante Cunningham earned another start for the Pelicans on Wednesday, posting 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five rebounds and no other stats in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran came in shooting 38.9 percent this season, and he's typically a vacant fantasy option no matter how many minutes he gets. He belongs on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb, hand) escapes Wed
    Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) played 29 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points (9-of-17 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: AD survived yet another injury scare tonight when he left to get X-rays on his left hand, but he quickly returned while wearing a splint on two fingers. He seems to be perpetually banged up, yet he's only missed three games this season. The risk of a shutdown is limited by the fact that New Orleans is just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture, and thus far Davis has paid off richly for his risk-taking owners. As a precaution, we'll add him to the injury report ahead of Friday's home game vs. Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 13 points on 14 shots
    Carmelo Anthony needed 14 shot attempts to score 13 points on Wednesday, making five field goals with four boards and three assists in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Melo's shot selection was poor tonight and he failed to take advantage of some switches with smaller defenders, which is unusual. He added three 3-pointers with one block and just one turnover, so it wasn't a total loss for fantasy purposes, and the Knicks ran away with a 117-106 victory despite Anthony's struggles. Go figure. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:29 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) will not return
    DeMarre Carroll (sore neck) will not return to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Carroll took a knee to the head while falling and the good news is that there's no mention of a concussion -- tests came back negative and it's being described as something similar to whiplash. Terrence Ross should gain the most if Carroll is forced to miss any games, with Norman Powell also stepping into a bigger role. The Raptors next game is Friday in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • Anthony Davis returns to action vs. Magic
    Anthony Davis (left thumb, left hand sprain, right hip) returned to action on Wednesday.

    Advice: X-rays were negative on his left hand and he should be OK. Hopefully, he can stay healthy for the rest of the game tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:57 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll goes to the locker room
    DeMarre Carroll went to the locker room in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was falling to the ground and Pascal Siakam's knee caught him as he was falling. Carroll was down for about two minutes and he needed some help off the court, so he may be dealing with a concussion. If he's out, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell would benefit. Ross is the better speculative add because he's played better late;y. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:46 pm
  • Confirmed: Anthony Davis will play Wednesday
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) will play Wednesday vs. the Magic, as expected.

    Advice: Davis looked fine while going through his pregame routine, and there's been no discussion of a minutes restriction, so his owners can feel free to fire him up. Alvin Gentry may have had the quote of the year during his pregame interview, stating, "AD will play hurt. He's played hurt since the day he got here." Yup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:40 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) out Wednesday vs. MIL
    Ryan Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Corey Brewer got the start on Tuesday with Anderson on the sidelines, and Sam Dekker saw some increased playing time with the second unit, but neither guy did that much. Instead, James Harden took on most of the offensive burden and popped off for a 40-point triple-double, and it'll likely be more of the same this evening. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play on Wednesday night
    Jon Leuer (knee) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Pistons will hold him out for his fifth game. With Leuer and Kentavious-Caldwell Pope (shoulder) out, the Pistons will have to play Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson and Aron Baynes more than usual. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris also slightly benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 pm
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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play at PHI
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: His knee injury has kept him to just two games in 2017. Luckily for the Raptors, they have Jared Sullinger (foot) back for limited minutes -- he's likely only going to play 10-15 minutes tonight. The Raptors will also likely go smaller tonight while Pascal Siakam could play 20 minutes. None of these guys mentioned are worth using in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari probable to play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (right ankle) is probable to play on Thursday against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This is fairly routine for the Nuggets with Gallo also on the injury report on Tuesday. He played 39 minutes and scored 14 points, so he's fairly close to healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • Jokic, Gallinari probable Thursday vs. SA
    Nikola Jokic (right ankle sprain) and Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) are probable to play Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: When they're listed as probable in Denver, that means that they'll get out there, so owners can feel confident plugging these guys in their lineups on Thursday. Jokic has been putting up top-3 numbers in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks, so he's obviously a must-start guy every time he's active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:04 pm
  • Darrell Arthur is doubtful to play
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is doubtful to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play on Tuesday due to his oft-injured knee. With Wilson Chandler (personal) listed as out, there could be plenty of minutes going to Kenneth Faried and even Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:03 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Being listed as out isn't the same thing as being out, so hopefully we get another update on Thursday before the road game. Kenneth Faried has played really well in the first unit, which has cost Chandler some playing time. He's still worth owning, though. If he is indeed out, Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez could play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) questionable for Wed
    Ryan Anderson (illness) is questionable to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday's game against the Heat, which allowed Corey Brewer to get a start. If Anderson does miss another game, Brewer, Sam Dekker, Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley could all see more run. Dekker could be a decent DFS punt today. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:41 pm
  • Larry Nance getting close to a return
    Larry Nance (knee) was able to do almost everything in practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: The training staff held him out of the final drill, but Nance wanted to participate in it. He's clearly getting close and his late-January target seems likely. Nance played 30.5 minutes per game in his previous two games prior to his injury on Dec. 20, and Luol Deng (wrist) is also banged up. If Nance can return before Deng, he may have some value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:29 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He also did not practice on Wednesday. Deng was called out indefinitely on Tuesday, so he's likely not going to play with a sprained shooting wrist. Even when he's back, the Lakers seem to be shifting to their younger players. If he's out, Brandon Ingram should continue to start and get heavy minutes, making him a target in standard leagues. The guards also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:06 pm
  • Taj Gibson scheduled to play on Friday night
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is scheduled to play on Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He did not practice on Wednesday, but the day off was planned before today. Before missing Monday, Gibson was coming in with some momentum with back-to-back 32-minute games on Saturday and Sunday, averaging 16.5 points and 12.0 boards in those games. Paul Zipser, Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott could lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:43 am
  • Blake Griffin about a week or two out
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) is still about 1-2 weeks away from his return.

    Advice: That means he'll be on the back end of his 4-6 week timeline from back on Dec. 20. Griffin is starting to do some on-court work and ran some sprints before Saturday's game. The Clippers may have a tough time winning games with Chris Paul (hamstring) also out. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers should be carrying the offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
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  • Kevin Love (back) questionable for Thursday
    Kevin Love (back) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, and he's being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Love didn't take any contact during Wednesday's practice, and with a matchup against the 13-28 Suns, the Cavs may want to play it safe with Love in order to have him 100 percent for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs. We should get another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but it's looking like he'll be headed for a game-time call. If he's out, Channing Frye would likely draw the start, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving being asked to do a bit more on offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 am
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  • Jon Leuer (knee) a game-time decision vs. ATL
    Jon Leuer (knee) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer did get in a full practice on Tuesday and participated during shootaround, and head coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that he could return to action tonight, so things are trending in a positive direction here. If Leuer does get back to the court, Tobias Harris will return to the bench and Stanley Johnson could lose some minutes. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:32 am
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  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) says he'll play
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) said that he will play Wednesday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Davis really likes going up against the Magic, in eight career outings against Orlando he owns impressive averages of 18.8 points, 13.4 boards, 1.4 dimes, 1.4 steals and a whopping 4.1 swats per contest, so he's on the radar as a potential DFS target. Just check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:12 am
  • Jon Leuer, KCP questionable for Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer was able to practice on Tuesday, while KCP was not, so Leuer likely has a much better chance of returning to the court on Wednesday. If he is able to get back out there it'll be interesting to see if he's immediately re-inserted back into the starting five, or if Stan Van Gundy eases him back into things after spending four games on the sidelines. Either way, Stanley Johnson's minutes will likely take a slight hit with Leuer back in the fold. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 am
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  • Nikola Jokic racks up 29 points, 15 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic stayed red hot on Tuesday, racking up 29 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks and a 3-pointer on 12-of-22 shooting in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Lakers are pretty bad against opposing bigs and Jokic took advantage tonight. He's absolutely crushing right now, scoring 29 and 30 points in each of his last two games, and averaging 25 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting a ridiculous 65 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the line. He might be the most underrated fantasy player in the land right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Pau Gasol plays 17 minutes in win
    Pau Gasol played just 17 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, scoring three points with five rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Incredibly, Gasol had the highest offensive rating in the NBA in his previous 10 games despite scoring in single digits in four of them. He was coming off a three-point dud on Saturday vs. the Suns, but his owners can expect him to bounce back on Thursday vs. the Nuggets -- Gasol scored 17 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks vs. Denver on Jan. 5. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:28 pm
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  • Luol Deng (wrist) ruled out indefinitely
    Luol Deng will not play on Tuesday due to a sprained right wrist and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: This came out of nowhere, but he apparently suffered the injury two days ago and he was sporting a huge wrap on his wrist prior to being ruled out. Look for Brandon Ingram to get some extra run in his absence, while Thomas Robinson could also see a small boost. Deng has a history of wrist problems so it will be interesting to see how long this one keeps him out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:27 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton will play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players were listed as probable, but they are ready to roll in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Get them active and check back after the game for an update. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:18 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Tuesday vs. BKN
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and his absence essentially ensures that Lucas Nogueira will get another start at the four-spot. Nogueira is worth owning as a shot blocking specialist in most leagues, while Patterson isn't worth a roster spot almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:50 pm
  • Gibson (ankle) out, Zipser likely to start
    Taj Gibson (sore left ankle) will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Mavs, and Paul Zipser is expected to get the start in his place.

    Advice: Zipser only saw 15 minutes of action in his previous start, so we wouldn't get too hyped up about him sticking in the starting five. Nikola Mirotic (illness) will be returning from a four-game absence today, and it'll likely be him and Doug McDermott splitting the majority of Gibson's minutes. Fred Hoiberg described Gibson's absence as precautionary and said it's unlikely that he'll need to undergo an MRI, so chances are he'll be able to return to the court for Friday's game in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:22 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) ruled out for Tuesday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Corey Brewer will move into the starting five sans Anderson, with Trevor Ariza shifting over to the four-spot, and both James Harden and Eric Gordon will see an uptick to their respective usage rates. Tuesday will be the first game of a back-to-back set, so Anderson doesn't have much time to rest up for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. For now we'll be considering him questionable, and his owners will need to check back for another update closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:04 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Hornets
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Davis only lasted five minutes on Monday night before the ankle flared up on him, so he could be spending a few games on the shelf here as he gets his ankle back to 100 percent. Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh will likely split Davis' minutes, but that means very little in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:02 pm
  • Report: Anthony, Jackson discuss future in NY
    Phil Jackson reportedly met with Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday to ask him if he wants to remain in New York.

    Advice: A source of Ramona Shelburne described the meeting as "far more contentious" than previous sit downs, and it looks like things in New York are reaching a boiling point with the Knicks falling out of the playoff hunt, and a Jackson confidant Charley Rosen recently publishing an extremely negative piece on Melo stating he's "outlived his usefulness in New York." Time and again Melo has stated that his desire is to remain with the Knicks and that he's not interested in waiving his no-trade clause, and neither of those sentiments changed during Tuesday's meeting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:40 pm
  • Larry Nance unlikely to return this week
    Luke Walton is that skeptical Larry Nance (knee) will be able to get back to the court this week.

    Advice: Nance recently went through some 1-on-1 work with Ivica Zubac, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team, and until that happens he won't be getting back to the court. As long as Nance is on the sidelines, Julius Randle will continue to see his playing time in the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:57 am
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) questionable Weds
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Davis hit the ground hard on Monday, and given that he tends to be a slow healer, we feel he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game. If he's out, Terrence Jones would likely move back into the starting five, and there would be more minutes available for Donatas Motiejunas, while Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans would be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Gallinari (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gallinari has been battling a nagging ankle injury for over a week now, but it has not limited his playing time. In fact, Gallo played a game-high 40 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Don't hesitate to insert Gallinari in your starting lineup as usual. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:04 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be the third consecutive game Arthur has missed due to his latest knee pain. Kenneth Faried started and played a season-high 33 minutes on Monday. The Manimal will likely see extra minutes on Tuesday as well due to Arthur's absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:54 am
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  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (bruised knee) practiced with the team on Tuesday.

    Advice: Leuer has missed each of the Pistons last four games, but is obviously close to a return. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) sidelined, Leuer may be in line to see additional minutes if he plays and is healthy enough to handle them when he returns. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:06 am
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  • Ryan Anderson (illness) doubtful for Tuesday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: After playing at least 32 minutes in each of the Rockets first seven games in January, Anderson's minutes have dipped a bit of late. He played just 25 minutes last Friday and then 23 on Sunday. As it turns out, it is because he has been fighting the flu for the last few days. If Anderson is unable to play on Tuesday, Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and Trevor Ariza would likely divvy up his playing time. Clint Capela is also slated to return on Tuesday, so that will help fill the frontcourt void left by Anderson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:40 am
  • Jokic leads offensive revival in Denver
    The Nuggets have been one of the NBA's most efficient and effective offenses since sticking with Nikola Jokic as the team's starting center.

    Advice: Over the last month, the Nuggets are top-10 in the league in field goals made, field goal accuracy, 3-point accuracy, 3-point field goals made. Jokic has been the centerpiece of the offense, and the engine driving them forward. Over his last 14 games, Jokic is averaging 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He's been top-15 overall fantasy producer over this stretch. The sky is the limit for this kid over the second half of the season Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:31 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee): Tuesday status unknown
    The availability of Darrell Arthur (knee) for Tuesday’s game at the L.A. Lakers is unknown.

    Advice: Arthur missed his second consecutive game due to left knee soreness on Monday. He has missed a total of 10 games this season as a result of knee issues. "He only knows one speed," coach Mike Malone said. "When we (practice) hard he goes hardest. And his knee has a hard time withstanding that pounding. So I almost have to try to protect him from himself at times." Kenneth Faried played a season-high 33 minutes on Monday and would get a boost on Tuesday if Arthur is out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:09 am
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  • Ed Davis returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 am
  • Kevin Love (back) won't miss additional time
    Kevin Love (back) said that he won't miss any additional time.

    Advice: He said his back tightened up on him at Sunday's practice and it flared up when he bumped into Zaza Pachulia in the second quarter. Love did not return to the game after halftime, but the Cavs were likely being cautious due to the lopsided score. Expect Love to play on Thursday vs. the Suns. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:50 pm
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  • Kevin Love (back) will not return Monday
    Kevin Love (back) will not return for the second half of Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He is dealing with lower back soreness, but the lopsided score probably has a lot to do with their decision to hold him out -- the Warriors are up by 29 points at halftime. Kyle Korver started the second half in Love's place, but we should see more minutes from Channing Frye as well. Love finished with three points on 1-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and one assist. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:28 pm
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  • Nikola Vucevic scores 17 in 28 minutes
    Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 28 minutes on Monday in Denver.

    Advice: Vooch has scored at least 15 points in each of Orlando's last five games and is averaging 19.4 points (on 55.7 percent shooting), 8.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over that five-game stretch. His stock is trending upwards and his appears to be poised for a solid second half of the season now that his role in the offense is secure. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:15 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Dante Cunningham scores three points in start
    Dante Cunningham moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Pacers, but scored just three points on 1-of-7 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: We have no idea why coach Alvin Gentry insists on giving Cunningham this type of workload, but it could be his downfall. The forward added just two rebounds, one steal and a triple, while Terrence Jones had 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a triple in 26 minutes off the bench. Even with Anthony Davis (back) going down, Cunnigham isn't worth adding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:36 pm
  • Nikola Jokic pours in career-high 30 points
    Nikola Jokic was unstoppable in the Nuggets blowout victory over Orlando Monday night, scoring a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: Jokic joins Carmelo Anthony as just the second Nugget to tally at least 30 points, 10 boards, five assists and three steals in a single game over the last 25 years. However, this performance isn't a complete surprise because, despite playing through a nagging wrist injury that may require offseason surgery, Jokic has been an absolute beast of late. He is now averaging 21.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the Nuggets last seven games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:32 pm
  • Paul George scores 19 points in win
    Paul George scored 19 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, but only shot 6-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: PG-13 added six assists, five rebounds, two steals, two triples and three turnovers in 34 minutes, but he's really cooled off in his last three games. He's averaging 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.6 triples in that span, shooting a combined 15-of-45 from the field (33.3 percent). He has two cupcake matchups against the Kings and Lakers up next, so expect him to get it going sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:20 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) doubtful to return
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The good news here is that the X-rays taken on his thumb and hip both came back negative, so it appears AD has avoided a serious injury. He was barely able to walk to the locker room, so it would be quite shocking to see him return to the game today. He'll end his evening with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. Terrence Jones is going to be the primary beneficiary if Davis is forced to miss any additional time, so he's a solid pickup in any setting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Anthony Davis (back) heads to the locker room
    Anthony Davis (tailbone) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Davis tried to posterize Myles Turner on a dunk attempt, but Turner did not let that happen, and Davis hit the floor hard. He was writhing in pain on the ground for roughly a minute, and while he stayed in the game to knock down his free throws, he went straight back to the locker room after knocking them down. Davis was barely able to walk on his way back to the locker room, so it seems unlikely he'll be able to return to this one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:38 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will start on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will start Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He's been playing through the sore ankle over the past few games, and his production has been fine, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for a matchup against the third-worst team in the league at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points against the Hawks on Monday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks weren't used to playing Melo strictly at the four. As you might expect, Melo has seen a 5.6 usage rate bump without Kristaps Porzingis next to him. On the lighter side, Melo called Ron Baker "Burgundy" in a halftime interview (video in link below), which has been a nickname for Baker since training camp. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Cunningham starting, Jones to the bench
    Dante Cunningham will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Pacers, sending Terrence Jones back to the bench.

    Advice: Alvin Gentry just loves Cunningham, but there's nothing to like about his production in fantasy hoops. Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield, Solomon Hill and Anthony Davis will join Cunningham in the starting five for today's matinee, and Jones' value will take a hit with the demotion to the second unit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Ed Davis (sprained ankle) will play Monday
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) is available to play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He was considered questionable, but he said his ankle felt fine after warmups. Davis has played 21 or less minutes in three straight games, so he shouldn't be in many fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:41 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 am
  • Luol Deng plays team-high 36 minutes
    Luol Deng returned from a rest day on Sunday with two points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, making 1-of-6 shots in a team-high 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Deng has had some nice stretches for the Lakers this year, but his rest-of-season outlook is shaky at best. As a 13-year veteran on a team that should increasingly emphasize player development down the stretch, Deng is a borderline cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:37 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver plays 31 minutes vs. OKC
    Anthony Tolliver scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: Tolliver started in his fourth consecutive game tonight and has played over 30 minutes in each of his starts. During that stretch, he is averaging 33.3 minutes, 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.3 treys per game. Coach Dave Joerger likes to mix it up with his starting five, so at any moment Tolliver could head back to his bench role. However, until that happens, he is worth considering in deeper leagues for fantasy owners in need of 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:27 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles vs. Thunder
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 8-of-20 shots for 31 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: The big man has shown his passing abilities more often this season, averaging a career-high 4.1 assists per game. He has dished out at least five dimes in 10 of his last 11 games and has flirted with a triple-double several times during that stretch. Tonight’s double-double, marked his fifth consecutive one. Fantasy owners should be content with his production this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dissatisfied w/ Knicks' brass
    Carmelo Anthony said on Sunday that if the Knicks' front office doesn't want him, "that’s a conversation we should have."

    Advice: His comments came in reaction to a polemical story from one of team president Phil Jackson's confidantes, Charley Rose, who opined that Anthony "has outlived his usefulness in New York." Melo seems to have inferred that Rose's column represents the view of the Knicks' front office, but he also said that he won't waive his rare no-trade clause. With the Knicks fading from the playoff picture, Melo's evident dissatisfaction with the team's leadership will make him a fixture in the rumor-mill. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:49 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) won't play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: Leuer was listed as doubtful and this shouldn't come as a surprise to any owners. Aron Baynes, Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will continue to pick up the slack until Leuer gets back on the court. Consider him questionable to return vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:21 pm
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  • Nikola Jokic still dealing w/ left wrist pain
    Nikola Jokic still doesn't have full range of motion in his left wrist, he continues to play through pain, and it's possible that he will need surgery after the season.

    Advice: Jokic shed his wrist brace for Thursday's game and plans to play without it again on Monday, and the good news is that there's no suggestion of more DNPs. "I cannot go to push-up position," Jokic said. "[Doctors] said they could [perform surgery], but it wasn’t 100 percent that it would feel better." This isn't a comforting update for Jokic's owners, but he's been on fire lately and all signs point to him playing through his discomfort for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:17 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 18 points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting during Sunday's 116-101 loss to the Raptors, to go with three 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Melo's low minute total can be attributed to the blowout nature of the game, but his owners can expect a bounce-back performance Monday vs. the Hawks. For what it's worth, Anthony is reportedly becoming increasingly frustrated as the losses pile up in New York, and he may consider waiving his no-trade clause if the Knicks can strike a deal with the Clippers or Cavs. A move away from New York would likely hurt Melo's value, but nothing is imminent at the moment. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:07 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) questionable Monday vs. WAS
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Davis suffered this injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Monday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Meyers Leonard would have the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench, but he's too inconsistent to rely upon in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) probable for Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Gallinari has been dealing with some ankle soreness over the past few games, but the issue hasn't actually forced him to miss any time, so he should be fine for Monday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) out Monday vs. Magic
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: It's always something with this guy, and Monday will mark his second straight game on the sidelines. Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will likely split his limited minutes, which doesn't mean all that much. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:48 am
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  • Jon Leuer (knee) doubtful Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Leuer was able a limited participant during shootaround, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to give it a go, we're not all that optimistic. Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock will draw the start if Leuer can't give it a go, so it'll be interesting to see if Tobias Harris sticks in the starting five. For now, we're going to consider Leuer questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:23 am
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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) won't play Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row, but the Raptors are likely being cautious based on coach Dwane Casey's comments earlier in the week. With Patterson out, the Raptors are going to roll with Lucas Nogueira at the four, but that might not be ideal if the Knicks start Lance Thomas in place of Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles). Nogueira had 10 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and two assists in his last start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:57 am
  • Report: Carmelo won't request a trade
    According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Carmelo Anthony went on a tirade in the locker room after Wednesday's loss to Philly.

    Advice: While Anthony has never considered requesting a trade according to this report, one of Anthony's associates said "that was as down as I've ever seen him after a game." Given Anthony's salary, trading him would be complicated and he also has a no-trade clause, meaning he would have to agree to a move. However, Anthony is becoming "increasingly frustrated" with losing and it's no secret that he doesn't have the greatest relationship with Phil Jackson. Anthony did respond to Wednesday's loss with a 23-point effort in a win over the Bulls on Thursday, but the Knicks will need even more from him on Sunday vs. Toronto. For now, a trade isn't imminent. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:38 am
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 15 points in 32 mins
    Nikola Vucevic played 32 minutes, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in Saturday’s loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Despite the tough matchup, Vuc was able to put together a nice performance. He continues to play significant minutes, playing 32 minutes in three consecutive games. In the month of January, he is averaging 30.1 minutes, 16.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Orlando’s new approach on offense has not affected Vucevic in a negative way whatsoever. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:05 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays great vs. Pelicans
    Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 16 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Advice: With Nikola Mirotic (illness) out and the Bulls having a lead, Gibson got all he could eat in this game. He also did attempt two threes, which he missed, of course. Gibson should have a big opportunity again on Sunday with Mirotic out and going against a big team in the Grizzlies. He's a low-end big in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:29 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 36 points in return
    Anthony Davis scored 36 points in his return to the lineup during a 107-99 loss to the Bulls on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: After missing one game due to a hip contusion, Davis had some protective padding in this game. After maybe some rust early, Davis went off in the second half with 23 points and nine boards in 21 minutes. He gets a great matchup in Indiana on Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:27 pm
  • Dante Cunningham scores seven points
    Dante Cunningham scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the first forward sub of the game and checked in for Terrence Jones, so coach Alvin Gentry may see him in that role going forward. Cunningham needs a ridiculous amount of minutes to have value in even deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:00 pm
  • Blake Griffin doing some running
    Blake Griffin (knee) ran light sprints along the sideline at Staples Center during warm-ups on Saturday.

    Advice: He is coming along nicely and remains on his 4-6 week timetable. Griffin has been taking some shots and there has been no sign of a setback. It may be a handful of games before he's back to his old self, but his owners may get him back within the next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:40 pm
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  • Anthony Davis will play, has no restriction
    Anthony Davis (hip) will play on Saturday and does not have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: He did some work on Friday and said there was a "high probability" he would play today, so he should be all set. Davis absolutely exploded before his hip injury in the third quarter on Tuesday, scoring 40 points with 18 boards in the partial game. He makes sense on a light DFS night. Meanwhile, we'll see who starts next to him, but Terrence Jones is still worth owning for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:36 pm
  • Larry Nance playing some 1-on-1
    Larry Nance (knee) played 1-on-1 against Ivica Zubac on Saturday.

    Advice: Nance said he won 5-0, but Zubac said the score was 5-3 and he let Nance win to help his confidence. It looks like Nance has an excellent chance to return at some point this month, perhaps even in the next week. He's worth a stash in deep leagues with the Lakers looking to their youth more often. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:46 am
  • Kevon Looney back up with the Warriors
    The Warriors recalled Kevon Looney on Saturday.

    Advice: He went off in the D-League with 18 points, 20 boards, two steals and two blocks on Friday. Looney sure can board, but he isn't in the rotation right now. We might see him have an impact on the nights Draymond Green rests. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:30 am
  • Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday
    Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's just rest for the veteran on the front end of a back-to-back set. Deng has been consistently getting around 30 minutes before the Lakers were blown out on Thursday, but he'll likely see fewer minutes as the season goes on. He's still worth owning. For today, Brandon Ingram should be sliding into the first unit while there are more three-guard lineups today -- the Clippers should also go small a ton. Julius Randle also gets a slight bump today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable for Sun
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Patterson returned to play two games earlier this week but was then forced to sit out Friday night, although coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. Lucas Nogueira started in place of Patterson on Friday, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. Pascal Siakam or Norman Powell could also see increased minutes, based on matchups, if Patterson misses more time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:16 am
  • Vucevic to be used exclusively at center
    Coach Frank Vogel has confirmed that he will use Nikola Vucevic exclusively at center going forward.

    Advice: Vogel also said that Serge Ibaka will see minutes as the back-up center, which will mean more minutes for Jeff Green at the four. The early returns on Vogel's change in approach have been promising, as Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points in the Magic's win on Friday. The odd man out in the new situation is Bismack Biyombo, who played only 16 minutes on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:13 am
  • Melo may consider a trade to Clippers or Cavs
    Saturday's New York Post references a report that Carmelo Anthony might consider waiving his no-trade clause if he were to be traded to the Clippers or the Cavs.

    Advice: Per the Post: "Charley Rosen, one of Jackson’s longtime friends, wrote in a Thursday column on Fanrag.com, in an unsourced piece: 'It’s understood that [Anthony would] only accept being dealt to the Cavaliers or the Clippers' and possibly could be sold on the Lakers." However, the Post also recognizes the fact that due to his trade-kicker and preference for New York, it is very unlikely Melo gets dealt this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:27 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins hands out 11 assists
    DeMarcus Cousins handed out a season-high 11 assists during a 120-108 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 26 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings are not playing well again and are sitting in the No. 9 spot with the Pelicans and Nuggets only 0.5 games behind them. As for Cousins, his passing has been a trend lately, averaging 6.7 per game over his last seven. His scoring is slightly down with just 23.1 points per game in that span, but he'll be closer to 30 in no time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores season-high 30 points
    Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points in Friday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: He likes this starting thing and coach Frank Vogel confirmed this week that he will stick with him in the first unit going forward. Vucevic played 32 minutes and hit 13-of-18 shots with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks. He's trending in the right direction and should see a healthy workload on Saturday vs. Rudy Gobert and the Jazz. Bismack Biyombo only played 16 minutes and had two points, five rebounds and two turnovers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Carroll posts first double-double as Raptor
    DeMarre Carroll had his first double-double as a Raptor on Friday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Nets.

    Advice: It's taken a very long time for the Raptors to see some dividends on their four-year, $60 million deal from the summer of 2015. Well, it's happening over their last three, averaging 18.3 points, 7.7 boards, 0.7 steals and 4.0 treys. Carroll has to be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:26 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. He didn't exactly look right with 21 minutes and going scoreless on Tuesday. Against Trevor Booker at the four, the Raptors could be looking at Lucas Nogueira as the starter. They could also go with more small-ball lineups against the fastest team in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:52 pm
  • Nikola Jokic returned to action on Thursday January 12. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 am
  • Pau Gasol makes all 9 FGAs, scores 22 points
    Pau Gasol made all nine of his attempts from the field for 22 points against the Lakers on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, six assists and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? Gasol was coming in as cold as maybe ever with only 11 points combined in his previous two games. The last time he made all of his field goals was in 2010 when he made all 10 for 28 points as a Laker -- he's also gone 5-0 in his five perfect FGA games. The Spurs don't have a back-to-back until Jan. 23-24, but you can bet Gasol will sit in one of those. Until then, start him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:56 pm
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  • Luol Deng scores just three
    Luol Deng scored three points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes during a 134-94 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This game should basically be thrown out for everyone except Julius Randle. Deng almost certainly has seen his peak pass this season, but he has played 30.3 minutes per game in his previous three games, so his fantasy value is still alive and well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores team-high 23 points
    Carmelo Anthony hit 10-of-19 shots for 23 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers on Thursday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Melo continues to have a solid month, averaging 33.4 minutes, 23 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.0 steals per game in January. If Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) misses any more time, Anthony will get a bump in usage. His next game is against the Raptors, a team he scored 31 points against earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 pm
  • Dante Cunningham comes off the bench
    Dante Cunningham moved to the bench on Thursday against the Nets, finishing with four points, five boards and one steal.

    Advice: Maybe, just maybe coach Alvin Gentry will start playing Terrence Jones over Cunningham more now. Cunningham isn't worth owning in almost any league regardless. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:49 pm
  • Taj Gibson quiet in loss to Knicks
    Taj Gibson played just 25 minutes and had 12 points, nine rebounds and zero blocks in Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: We were hoping for a little more with Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler out, but Fred Hoiberg rolled with his bench for most of the fourth quarter, as Gibson, Robin Lopez, and especially Michael Carter-Williams all saw their minutes limited tonight. Gibson is still worth owning as a low-end power forward option and is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic will stick in starting unit
    Nikola Vucevic will remain in the starting lineup for Friday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Coach Frank Vogel said he wants to look at some smaller lineups -- say what? Whatever happens, Vucevic should be able to get minutes in the low 30s and shouldn't be affected by the rotation tweak. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:19 pm
  • Dante Cunningham moves to the bench
    Dante Cunningham will move to the bench against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: He should still be in the rotation tonight, but obviously fantasy owners shouldn't be looking his way. Cunningham will need a lot to happen to have consistent fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:10 pm
  • Nikola Jokic dominates in win over Pacers
    Nikola Jokic put on another one of his clinics in London during a 140-112 win over the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He continues to sizzle as a passer with plenty of highlight-reel dimes and also has at least five in four straight. What really has made Jokic elite lately has been his remarkable 72.3 true shooting percentage in his last 13. He's posted a MVP Curry-like 64.8 effective field goal percentage on his 64 jumpers in that span to go with an ridiculous 71.9 percent on his shots from within eight feet. In Nikola we trust. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 18 in 30 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field, didn't go to the line and only turned it over once, so scoring 18 on just 12 possessions is very impressive. Not going to the line today has been a recent trend with each of his last five games all being below his season average of 6.0 attempts per game. Gallinari could be on the trade block and finds himself in a good spot with the Nuggets, so he can be considered a sell-high player. He was questionable with ankle soreness today, but obviously it didn't bother him -- he even dunked an alley-oop today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 21 in 32 minutes
    Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He likes playing overseas and tore it up in China during the NBA lockout season. After a sub-par finish to his 2016, Chandler is rolling in 2017 with averages of 17.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. He is a bit of a sell-high player due to trade rumors and being injury prone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Paul George scores just 10 points in loss
    Paul George had a brutal game in London against the Nuggets in a 140-112 loss on Thursday, making 2-of-12 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: On top of the horrible offensive game, George was lost several times on the defensive end. We see a lot of teams come out flat when they play overseas, so feel free to chalk this dud up to that. George was shooting the ball really well over his last six games with a 50.0 field goal percentage, so expect him to get it going again on Monday against the Pelicans. He gets four games next week after just getting one this week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:23 pm
  • Mudiay, Harris, Gallo, Chandler & Jokic start
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinaro, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets go back to their usual starting lineup with most of their depth set for this one -- Darrell Arthur (leg) is out. Chandler should be looking at minutes in the low 30s, assuming his illness doesn't limit him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:59 am
  • Wilson Chandler will play in London
    Wilson Chandler (illness) will play in London against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He popped up on the injury report earlier today and it sounds like he's good to go. He'll obviously be a risky DFS play because he may not be able to finish the game. With Darrell Arthur (leg) out, Chandler has a good chance to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:39 am
  • Danilo Gallinari will play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He ia only dealing with ankle soreness and is off for the rest of the week, so Gallinari shouldn't be limited as long as there isn't a set back. Coach Mike Malone continues to play Gallo a ton with 35 minutes coming on Saturday. He's a sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Darrell Arthur will not play on Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are somewhat healthy besides Arthur, so he wasn't a lock to be in the rotation anyway. Kenneth Faried could see some minutes at power forward tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:30 am
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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) misses practice
    Patrick Patterson (knee) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He still has minute restrictions, so this was likely a rest day. Patterson moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Boston, but failed to score in 21 minutes. Standard-league owners can do better and Patterson's outlook isn't great due to the eventual return of Jared Sullinger (foot). Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:28 am
  • Darrell Arthur (leg) questionable Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) is questionable for Thursday's game for the Pacers.

    Advice: Of course he is. Nikola Jokic is returning from an illness anyways, so Arthur will be irrelevant in most fantasy leagues with his move back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:42 am
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  • Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: It feels like half the NBA is dealing with an illness right now including a few players on the Nuggets. We've seen studs like Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo post duds while playing through an illness, so Chandler will be very risky in DFS if he suits up. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was originally questionable, but he's now expected to play and should benefit if Chandler sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 am
  • Pau Gasol not counting on All-Star invite
    Pau Gasol said he's not expecting to be an All-Star this season.

    Advice: "It’s not about me having the best individual year, or having individual awards," Gasol said. "It’s just team success. I didn’t come here with that type of mindset." Gasol's numbers are down across the board, but that was always the expectation playing next to Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. The 36-year-old is returning top-70 value in standard leagues with averages of 11.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 blocks, but hopefully he isn't rested too much down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:17 am
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  • Nikola Vucevic has 16 & 12 in start Wednesday
    Nikola Vucevic returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, where he posted 16 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Vucevic's owners should temper their excitement, because this could easily be a temporary move to compensate for the absence of Serge Ibaka (shoulder). Ibaka hopes to return on Friday, but even if he heads back to the bench there's reason for cautious optimism -- Vuc logged at least 30 minutes in three of his previous five games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • Kevin Love scores 17 points in loss
    Kevin Love made 5-of-15 from the field for 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave everyone a quick scare when he went to the locker room due to a left leg injury. He was only in the locker room for about a minute before he went on a bike, which he does quite often. Love has shaken his durability concerns from earlier in his career, but there's always a chance he gets a night off on the road. The Cavs don't have a road game in a back-to-back until Jan. 29. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
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  • Kevin Love returns to the game vs. Blazers
    Kevin Love returned to the game on Wednesday in the second quarter.

    Advice: He didn't go into the locker room for very long, so we're expecting him to be fine. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 pm
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  • Kevin Love (left leg) to the locker room
    Kevin Love (left leg) went to the locker room at the end of the first quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: He stepped on Al-Farouq Aminu's foot and looked to grab his left calf. Love was down for about two minutes before he went to the bench for about 45 seconds. He didn't have much of a limp and returned from the locker room to ride a bike. This seems minor for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
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  • Blake Griffin doing much better
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) feels great and his 4-6 week timetable is still accurate.

    Advice: "All things are good for him," Rivers said. Griffin has been getting some shots up and is coming along just fine. He was ruled out for 4-6 weeks back on Dec. 20, so it's possible he's back this month. The Clippers will likely manage him upon his return, so Griffin may not be himself until the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
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  • Nikola Vucevic starting, Biyombo to bench
    Nikola Vucevic will start vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, sending Bismack Biyombo to the bench.

    Advice: Serge Ibaka (shoulder) is out tonight and coach Frank Vogel may just be trying to get more offense in the starting lineup. Ibaka is aiming to return on Friday, so this could be a one-off start for Vuc, but either way it's a positive development for his fantasy owners. Check back after the game to see how the rotation shakes out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Report: DMC to sign massive extension w/ SAC
    DeMarcus Cousins reportedly intends to sign a massive extension with the Kings during the offseason.

    Advice: Kings management and Cousins have reportedly tossed around numbers, and the deal could be for as much as $207 million over a five-year period. To be clear, a deal won't be able to come to fruition until after July 1, 2017, and a lot could change between now and then, but the Kings front office has been adamant about their commitment to DMC as a franchise cornerstone ever since Vlade Divac took the reigns as GM. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Anthony Tolliver scores 17 w/ three triples
    Anthony Tolliver scored 17 points with three triples, four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes against the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: The 31-year-old sharpshooter took seven attempts from deep and finished 4-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. At first glance this looks like a fluke, but Tolliver actually had 16 points and three more triples in his previous outing. He's played 36 and 32 minutes in those two games, so feel free to give him a glance if you strictly need a couple 3-pointers. Just keep in mind that he's still Anthony Tolliver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:39 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 w/ four treys
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points and helped the Kings snap a three-game losing streak with a 100-94 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: Boogie hit 8-of-14 shots from the field and 4-of-7 from the line, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, one block, one steal and four triples. He only played 30 minutes because of foul trouble, but he dominated in the fourth quarter. DeMarcus Cousins promised that he will make an R&B album if he's voted into the starting lineup of the All-Star game, so let's make sure that happens. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • David Lee scores 10 points in start
    David Lee started in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) on Tuesday vs. the Bucks and scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He averaged 8.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.5 assist and 1.0 steal in two previous starts this season, so he's a decent punt in DFS every time he draws a start. Assuming Aldridge returns on Thursday vs. the Lakers, Lee will be an afterthought very soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss next 4 games
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss the next four games for the Pistons.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bone bruise, but the earliest we will see him back on the court is on Jan. 18 vs. the Hawks. Outside of deeper leagues, Leuer's owners should evaluate other options. Tobias Harris will likely stick in the starting lineup for at least the next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:08 pm
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  • Patrick Patterson starting, Powell to bench
    Patrick Patterson is starting on Tuesday vs. Boston, sending Norman Powell to the bench.

    Advice: This is Patterson's first start of the season, but he's really just in there for his defense and floor spacing. As long as his shot is falling, Patterson is a low-end option in most formats. The PF position will be fluid from game to game until Jared Sullinger (foot) returns. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • David Lee to start at PF on Tuesday
    David Lee will start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Lee did not play in the Spurs previous game on Saturday due to a minor knee injury, but practiced on Monday and is ready to roll. Lee has started two games this season and is averaging 8.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in those two contests. He is worth considering as a DFS tournament play due to his cheap salary. Davis Bertans, who played very well on Saturday, will back Lee up and could see 20-plus minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:55 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) ruled out for Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: We're still awaiting the results of Leuer's MRI, but he's still dealing with some fluid in his knee, so he could certainly spend a few more games on the sidelines. Tobias Harris should move back into the starting five tonight sans Leuer, with Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
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  • Blake Griffin gets up shots at practice Tues
    Blake Griffin was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This is the first time we've heard of Griffin going through any on-court activities, and he's now hit the 3-week mark of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so he's definitely getting close to a return. Doc Rivers said that he "looked great" during a recent checkup and that he'd prefer that Griffin isn't with a minutes limit upon his return, and if that's the case, he'd likely be hitting the court closer to the 6-week mark. Austin Rivers and Marreese Speights will continue to see an uptick in minutes sans Blake. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:32 am
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  • Kings have no plans to rest DeMarcus Cousins
    It appears the Kings have changed course and apparently do not intend to rest DeMarcus Cousins anytime soon.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger seemed to back away from the initial plan to rest DeMarcus Cousins. "Probably not," said Joerger when asked if resting Cousins was in the cards. DMC has played in all 37 games for Sacramento this season and is averaging a career-high 34.6 minutes. However, the Kings have reeled in minutes slightly of late, playing him less than 32 minutes in two of their last three games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • DeMarre Carroll finally feeling healthy
    Nearly a year after knee surgery, DeMarre Carroll has had his minutes restriction lifted and is getting closer to full health.

    Advice: "Yeah, I think it’s finally — it’s been an up and down thing, but now, I can tell just by my defence, being able to slide my feet better, that I’m there," said Carroll. After averaging 22.4 minutes from early December through early January, DeMarre is averaging 38.0 minutes over Toronto's last three contests. He's also averaging 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 three-pointers over this recent stretch. He worth claiming off waivers if you have room on your roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:12 am
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