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  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points
    Tyreke Evans made 3-of-16 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He's finally started to slow down over his last five outings, averaging 15.2 points, 5.6 boards, 7.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 treys on 35.0 percent from the field. That's still pretty solid overall for Evans and Mike Conley doesn't sound like he's close to a return. He's still more of a sell-high player than anything else. 14 minutes ago
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will not play vs. Raptors
    Jimmy Butler (knee) will not play against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere after Butler played a whopping 42 minutes on Thursday night. The team is calling it a sore right knee, so this could be a lingering issue for one of the league's hottest players. Butler has had problems with his left knee, but he hasn't had any noteworthy injuries to his right since 2013. With him out, Andrew Wiggins will have to shine while Shabazz Muhammad and maybe even Marcus Georges-Hunt steps up. Today, 5:05 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 18 points vs. CHI
    Dennis Schroder scored 18 points with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday during a 113-97 loss.

    Advice: The Hawks did their version of the Rockets with 48 attempts from deep, but they only made 11 of them (22.9%). Schroder is also taking more 3-pointers these days with a slight upward trend as the season has gone on. Consequently, his FG% has drop in each of his full months this season. Regardless, he'll be a major stat filler, assuming the Hawks can avoid garbage time. Today, 4:50 pm
  • Miles Plumlee starts again
    Miles Plumlee scored two points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said almost a week ago that he likes Plumlee as a center, but maybe this game changed his mind. Plumlee just isn't worth owning even as a starter. Today, 4:16 pm
  • Andre Roberson scores eight in 30 minutes
    Andre Roberson scored eight points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: His most impressive feat today was that he missed four free throws with no time off the clock. He missed two, grabbed the rebound off the second miss and was fouled right away, and missed his next two. On the positive side, Roberson played well on defense as per usual, but he doesn't have much fantasy value. Today, 3:46 pm
  • Steven Adams crushes Cavs with 25 and 10
    Steven Adams dominated against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 25 points wit 10 rebounds, one assist and one block on 12-of-13 from the field in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The bad news is he made just 1-of-5 from the line, but that's OK. He scored 10 points in the first 4.5 minutes of this game as the Cavs tiny lineups could do nothing to stop him early. Adams also did some damage on the offense glass with five on that end, which extends his lead in that department for the season. Adams is putting up a great season in reality and in fantasy. Today, 3:45 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 24 points vs. OKC
    Isaiah Thomas made 8-of-14 from the field for 24 points with four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: We won't focus about the defensive issues, but that's probably the biggest takeaway here. On the bright side, Thomas had traces of a breakout game coming with solid usage and already getting to minutes in the 30s before this loss. He's still struggling at the rim this season and only made 48 percent from that range before today, so he really needs to fix that to resemble the 2016-17 version of himself. If you've been stashing Thomas, you should feel great about it so far. Today, 3:34 pm
  • Ben McLemore will start on Saturday night
    Ben McLemore will start on Saturday night against the Pelicans.

    Advice: With Andrew Harrison and Mario Chalmers out, B-Mac could be looking at over 30 minutes today. He had a terrific game during a win over the Kings with 21 points in 27 minutes, so J.B. Bickerstaff could give him a long leash today. He's not really worth owning long term, but give him a look if you have dead weight. He's a tourney option in DFS, too. Today, 3:25 pm
  • Mario Chalmers (shoulder) will not play vs NO
    Mario Chalmers (shoulder) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are going to be a little shorthanded and they'll be turning Ben McLemore and Wayne Selden a bunch today. Chalmers doesn't really have enough fantasy value when healthy. Today, 3:24 pm
  • Goran Dragic (knee) will not play vs. CHA
    Goran Dragic (knee) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: He will be in uniform for this game, but he's not going to play due to a bruised knee. Dragic was just starting to get hot after his elbow injury held him down, so hopefully this doesn't linger. It'll be the Josh Richardson show on offense while Wayne Ellington also slides into the starting lineup. Today, 3:22 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 17 points vs. OKC
    Jae Crowder scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: While this was tied for his best scoring game since Nov. 21, Crowder's defensive output just isn't there for stopping opponents and the counting stats of steals and blocks for his fantasy owners. Maybe some changes could help him, but Crowder hasn't done enough to be owned in standard leagues at this point. Today, 3:16 pm
  • Mario Chalmers (shoulder) is a game-time call
    Mario Chalmers (shoulder) is a game-time call against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He played 21 minutes against the Kings on Friday, so chances are this is a minor injury. If he's out, the Grizzlies could extend Tyreke Evans' minutes while guys like Wayne Selden and Ben McLemore would benefit. Kobi Simmons hasn't played lately. Today, 2:56 pm
  • Ben McLemore (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Ben McLemore (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He had a revenge game against the Kings on Friday with 21 points in 27 minutes and he may actually see around 30 minutes again today with Andrew Harrison out out the lineup. It's always risky to run out B-Mac in fantasy, but it's not the worst idea today. Today, 2:54 pm
  • Goran Dragic (knee) could miss Saturday
    Goran Dragic (knee) might sit out Saturday against the Hornets due to a bruised knee.

    Advice: He played in the final 7:38 of Friday's game, so maybe he took on some contact and it swelled up on him. The back-to-back set is probably a factor here, but the Heat could really use Dragic with Tyler Johnson (ankle) out. If Dragic can't go, Josh Richardson will be running the offense while Wayne Ellington, Justise Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. would see more playing time. Today, 2:35 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope questionable vs. NYK
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is questionable against the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: The team ruled him out a day in advance for Friday's game, so there's a decent chance he's a game-time call tomorrow. Plus, he went through some activities at practice on Saturday. Caldwell-Pope's injury doesn't sound serious, but it's worth a mention that his Achilles has bothered him in his career before this issue. If he's out, Josh Hart and Corey Brewer figure to pick up more wing minutes. Today, 12:03 pm
  • Andre Roberson back up to normal run
    Andre Roberson is expected to play his normal amount of minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, so Roberson should be in the upper 20s as the primary defender on LeBron James. He has more value in reality than in fantasy. Today, 11:28 am
  • Mario Chalmers (shoulder) questionable
    Mario Chalmers (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) is also listed as questionable, and of course Mike Conley (Achilles) is still sidelined, so Memphis may have to get creative at PG on Saturday. We should have a definitive update on Chalmers and Harrison's status at around 5:30 pm EST. Today, 11:20 am
  • James Ennis (right calf) ruled out Saturday
    James Ennis (right calf) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Ennis has missed. Chandler Parsons (illness, right knee soreness) has also been ruled out and Ben McLemore (knee soreness) is listed as questionable, so the Grizz could be left with little depth on the wing on Saturday. Dillon Brooks will again be asked to log major minutes and could be looking at another big scoring night. Today, 11:00 am
  • McLemore, Chalmers, Harrison questionable
    Mario Chalmers (shoulder), Andrew Harrison (shoulder) and Ben McLemore (knee soreness) are listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: McLemore shockingly erupted for 21 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes on Friday but apparently is now dealing with soreness in his knee. With Chandler Parsons (illness, knee) and James Ennis III (calf) already ruled out, the Grizz may be very shorthanded on Saturday. Tyreke Evans, Wayne Selden and Dillon Brooks will likely log all the minutes they can handle. Today, 10:48 am
  • Parsons, Ennis and Wright ruled out Saturday
    Chandler Parsons (illness, right knee soreness), James Ennis III (calf) and Brandan Wright (illness) have been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: The oft-injured Parsons hasn't made an appearance in a game since the calendar flipped to 2018. He should be left on the waiver wire. Today, 10:45 am
  • Aron Baynes (illness) unable to practice Sat
    Aron Baynes (illness) was unable to practice on Saturday.

    Advice: For now, we'll consider Baynes questionable for Sunday's afternoon game vs. the Magic. If Baynes is unable to suit up on Sunday, Al Horford, Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris would likely divvy up additional minutes. Today, 10:25 am
  • Sterling Brown and Tony Snell to start Sat
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Sterling Brown and Tony Snell will start in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and Malcolm Brogdon (personal) Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Snell has started 29 games for the Bucks this season. He's averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes over those 29 starts. Brogdon is attending to a personal family matter. The Bucks announced on Saturday that Antetokounmpo will miss Milwaukee's next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. Today, 8:20 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) to miss 2 games
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will miss Milwaukee's next two games to "manage soreness in his right knee."

    Advice: The Bucks released a statement Saturday morning which explained: "By not playing in Saturday’s game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a game, using that time to receive treatment." Giannis has previously missed two games this season due to the same issue. He plans to return to game action on next Friday (Jan. 26) vs. Brooklyn. Tony Snell will likely be re-inserted into the starting lineup, but the primary beneficiaries of Antetokounmpo's absence will be Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Today, 6:39 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. to remain on 25-minute limit
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he plans to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. on a minutes restriction of about 25 per game during the Knicks current seven-game road trip.

    Advice: The Knicks have four games left on this road swing, including a back-to-back Thursday and Friday of next week. Hardaway Jr. was able to do plenty of damage in limited playing time in Friday's win over the Jazz. He finished with 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes. Despite the minutes cap, he should be owned and started in all leagues. Today, 6:29 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 31 points in win
    Tim Hardaway Jr. lit up the Jazz during a 117-115 win on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field for 31 points with five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, he got a big contract this summer, but Hardaway Jr. has performed while healthy. THJ did miss two clutch free throws with 33 seconds left in the fourth, but did ice the game with two free throw makes with nine second left. The Knicks will get another back-to-back set on Jan. 25-26 and another on the 30th and 31st, so his owners will have to make sure he's good for those. He needs to be owned in all leagues regardless. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Enes Kanter has another decent game in Utah
    Enes Kanter made 5-of-13 from the field 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 26 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: While he didn't play well on offense, Kanter is probably pleased to get the win in Utah. A few years ago, he asked for a trade and you might remember how Kanter said the thing he missed the most about Utah was the view of the mountains. Kanter seems to be back in the good graces of coach Jeff Hornacek with this game and a 20-point outing on Wednesday following a nine-minute game on Monday. He's been a top-50 player this season, so his owners will be rooting for the Knicks to win more games. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Lance Thomas moves to the bench
    Lance Thomas moved to the bench on Friday with seven points in seven minutes against the Jazz.

    Advice: There's a decent chance he's a DNP-CD his next time out. Thomas wasn't really worth owning even when he was starting. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Trey Burke scores seven, closes vs. Utah
    Trey Burke scored seven points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Maybe not, but Burke gave the Knicks some good minutes as he took time from Frank Ntilikina, and he even played down the stretch. This probably won't last long, so leave Burke unless you're truly desperate at point guard. Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Rudy Gobert returns with 23 and 14, 3 blocks
    Rudy Gobert (knee) turned in a gem during his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring a season-high 23 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 30 minutes during a 117-115 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: He was expected to play around 24 minutes, but this game was close in a game the Jazz really needed before a road trip that starts on Monday. Gobert started slow and did only make 9-of-15 from the line, but he showed some rapport with Donovan Mitchell. He has been a major letdown so far this season, so hopefully he can hang more lines like this one. His owners may want to make sure he's a go for Saturday in a back-to-back set against the Clippers. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic posts 11 points in loss
    Bojan Bogdanovic finished with 11 points across 32 minutes in Friday's road loss against the Lakers.

    Advice: Bogdanovic was also able to chip in with six rebounds, two steals, an assist and a 3-pointer while turning it over twice. He hasn't done much over the past few games, but he continues to be a decent low-end fantasy asset in fantasy leagues with 12 or more teams. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Victor Oladipo drops 25 at Staples
    Victor Oladipo finished with 25 points on 11-of-26 shooting across 36 minutes in Friday's 99-86 victory on the road against the Lakers.

    Advice: Oladipo also chipped in with five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer while turning it over just twice. He is enjoying his best run since returning from a three-game absence due to a knee injury Dec. 27-31. Oladipo is averaging 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game over his past three outings. He is playing like an All-Star and giving first-round fantasy production. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Reggie Bullock back in the starting five
    Reggie Bullock (illness) returned to the lineup Friday against the Wizards, posting nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.

    Advice: Bullock is over a bout of bronchitis, and he was listed as a game-time decision for this one. He also chipped in with two assists and a blocked shot over 24 minutes. He is averaging just 5.5 points per game over his past two outings, and he has single-digit performances in four of his past five. If you normally rely upon him, keep him reserved in all fantasy leagues until he starts to produce with a little more consistency. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Ben McLemore goes off for 21 points
    Ben McLemore came out of nowhere to score 21 points against the Kings on Friday, hitting 6-of-13 shots and 6-of-6 free throws.

    Advice: Talk about a revenge game. McLemore was a DNP-CD in his previous two games and played a total of 15 minutes in January prior to tonight, but the Grizzlies let him have some fun against his former team. He added two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes, and while he gave the coaching staff something to think about, fantasy owners can ignore him unless he earns a permanent spot in the rotation. Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. Utah
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: That'll bump Lance Thomas to the bench. Hardaway Jr. still could be limited as he recovers from his leg injury, and he did play 26 minutes on Wednesday. He should still be owned in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Rudy Gobert to play around 24 minutes
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will start and is expected to play around 24 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He beat his timetable from last weekend to return, but the Jazz rightfully won't be extending him too much. Gobert's scoring has dropped from last season, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits now that Donovan Mitchell has established himself as a rookie stud. Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (illness) is active Friday
    Reggie Bullock (illness) is active for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and was considered "50/50" to play, but he'll give it a go and could see his normal allotment of minutes if he's feeling up to it. He's been inconsistent, but he does have some low-end value for his 3-pointers and steals. Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out Saturday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This is just a game-notes designation, so we'll have to wait to hear from coach Jason Kidd or Antetokounmpo himself for confirmation and an explanation. Hopefully, Milwaukee is merely limiting Antetokounmpo's workload and making sure he has enough rest, as they have done earlier this season. However, the Bucks don't play on Friday or Sunday, so this is not the part of a back-to-back. We'll wait for an update before jumping to conclusions. Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe will see their usage rates spike with Giannis on the sidelines. Yesterday, 11:03 am
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday vs. NY
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday night vs. the Knicks, but will have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: Coach Quinn Snyder said he was unsure whether or not Gobert would start. Gobert told reporters that his minutes restriction would be largely based on his level of conditioning and fatigue. Rudy also said that he expects to play Saturday vs. the Clippers as well, barring soreness. It's probably best to steer clear of Rudy in DFS on Friday, but daily fantasy leaguers should feel confident deploying him. Derrick Favors, Jonas Jerebko (back), Joe Johnson and Ekpe Udoh will all see their playing time reduced. Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) ruled out Friday
    Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Parsons hasn't played since the end of December, and the Grizzlies continue to rule him out a day ahead of each game. He fantasy value has evaporated, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all standard fantasy formats. Yesterday, 6:30 am
  • Victor Oladipo has a solid night in loss
    Victor Oladipo scored 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in a 100-86 loss to the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't quite been the electric offensive player we saw in December, but Oladipo is still crushing this month. In his previous game since injury, he's averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 treys. He should have a big night at Staples Center against the Lakers without Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We're expecting him to flirt with first-round value the rest of the way. Thursday, 9:33 pm
  • Jimmy Butler has another terrific line
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and one turnover in 42 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's basically been an eight-category player this month, averaging 22.8 points, 5.1 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 2.9 steals and 1.3 treys on 48.8 percent from the field and 87.0 percent from the line in his previous games this month. Not surprisingly, Butler has been a top-four player in standard leagues over his last 10 and last 25. Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas wins the game with FTs
    Isaiah Thomas hit two game-winning free throws to cap his 21-point game during a 104-103 victory over the Magic on Thursday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on 6-of-15 from the field in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Those free throws came as he ran down an offensive rebound with 17 seconds left, dribbled the ball up, was able to draw the foul on Shelvin Mack on a drive, and he connected on the free throws with 11.2 seconds left to give the Cavs the lead for good. Thomas' restrictions seem to be fading away with 32 minutes coming on Monday, and the Cavs not practicing has to help, too. While he's really struggled with his shot at just 30.6 percent from the field over his last four outings, Thomas is progressing faster than expected. Thursday, 7:55 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) out Fri
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is expected to sit out Friday's game vs. Indiana.

    Advice: KCP left Wednesday's game with a strained Achilles and it's not surprising to see him listed as 'out'. He did warm up prior to the second half on Wednesday, and we've yet to hear about an MRI, so hopefully it's nothing serious. Josh Hart has benefited the most when KCP misses time this season. Thursday, 3:19 pm
  • James Ennis (right calf) listed out Friday
    James Ennis (right calf) is listed as 'out' for Friday's game.

    Advice: Ennis logged 20 minutes vs. the Knicks on Wednesday but maybe he aggravated his calf injury in the process. His absence should open up more playing time for Wayne Selden, and maybe we'll see Ben McLemore back in the rotation. Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • Steven Adams makes 10-of-12 FGs for 21 points
    Steven Adams hit 10-of-12 shots to score 21 points on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: Adams was too much for the Lakers' frontcourt to handle and he's now racked up three straight double-doubles. He's just 24 years old and continues to get better, but he's already crushing his preseason draft position with top-50 roto value. Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Andre Roberson solid in return Wednesday
    Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday with four points on 2-of-2 shooting, four rebounds, three steals, two assists, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Roberson logged 17 minutes in his first action since late December. He looked sharp and is averaging 26.9 minutes on the season, but OKC didn't need to push him with the game decided in the third quarter. He's a non-entity in points leagues, but has some niche appeal for defensive stats. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) looks fine Wednesday
    James Ennis (calf) had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three assists in a home win vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ennis' availability was a rare bit of good injury news for Memphis, which was playing without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright. He was coming off a pair of solid games but should still be viewed skeptically for fantasy purposes. Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Lance Thomas invisible in 15 minutes
    Lance Thomas had another vacant line on Wednesday with three assists, two blocks and no other stats in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Thomas didn't even attempt a shot or free throw tonight, and he's irrelevant for fantasy owners while Michael Beasley, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Doug McDermott are healthy. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays 26 minutes Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played 26 minutes on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: THJ sat out Monday's game as a precaution, as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he looked fine in a tough loss at Memphis tonight. He came off the bench again but coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted he could resume starting soon, which would bump Lance Thomas (15 minutes) to the bench. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Dennis Schroder ties career-high w/ 15 dimes
    Dennis Schroder handed out a career-high-tying 15 assists on Wednesday, adding 13 points with three 3-pointers, three rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Schroder shot just 4-of-16 from the field tonight, but he didn't have a single turnover in the Hawks' surprising win vs. New Orleans. They've won two straight games but are still tied with Orlando for the league's worst record (13-31), so owners can rest assured -- the youth movement is alive and well in Atlanta. Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Josh Hart starts 3Q for Caldwell-Pope
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be Josh Hart starting the second half at shooting guard. KCP tried to give it a go in warmups before the third quarter, but he didn't feel right. It's worth a mention KCP had a right Achilles issue back in 2015, so there's a very good chance he needs to miss time. Hart is worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Wednesday, 6:22 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope goes to locker room
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles strain) went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He got tangled up with Russell Westbrook and went straight to the locker room. Caldwell-Pope was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was in pain as he went back there. Josh Hart would benefit if KCP is out. Wednesday, 5:59 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action. Wednesday, 4:49 pm
  • James Ennis is available to play
    James Ennis (calf) is available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was called questionable to play on Tuesday from what was likely an injury on Monday. He should come off the bench and could be looking at minutes around 20. Ennis isn't worth owning in most leagues. Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Roberson starting, Ferguson to the bench
    Andre Roberson (knee) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers, sending Terrance Ferguson back to the bench.

    Advice: Roberson has missed the past eight games, so he could have his minutes monitored tonight. Neither Roberson nor Ferguson can be considered viable targets in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Andre Roberson (left knee) questionable
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: He got some shots up on Tuesday and even went through practice on Sunday. Coach Billy Donovan talked a lot about his second unit playing well together, so chances are Roberson would be put back into the starting lineup. He's still not someone fantasy owners should count on in most leagues. Wednesday, 1:23 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas working on his conditioning
    Isaiah Thomas said that playing in games is the "only thing" that will help him get his conditioning back because the Cavs "dont practice."

    Advice: "That's the only thing that's gonna help me, because we don't practice. Only thing that's gonna help me is getting reps, running up and down the floor, getting my hip, getting my body accustomed to taking a beating and to running up and down the floor, getting in basketball shape." Thomas might not really start rolling until after the All-Star break, but the fact that he was able to log 32 minutes in Monday's loss to the Warriors was encouraging. Wednesday, 9:31 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 28 with monster line
    Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-22 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Magic.

    Advice: On top of all that, he also made all four of his free throws and didn't have a single turnover. After a slow start to the season, Butler has played like a premier NBA shooting guard and worked his way up to the No. 9 fantasy player according to Karl-Anthony Towns had a 15 & 12 double-double with three blocks, but the Wolves didn't get much out of Andrew Wiggins on a night Evan Fournier went crazy for the Magic. Tuesday, 6:49 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) ruled out Wednesday
    Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Although the Grizzlies have confirmed that Parsons doesn't have any structural damage to his knee, he hasn't played since the calendar flipped to 2018. Even after he is finally cleared for contact, he will have strict minute limitations and will be held out of back-to-backs. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) questionable for Wednesday
    James Ennis (right calf) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a calf issue for Ennis, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on what he can do at Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin. Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) gets up shots Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (knee) got up some shots during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: The Thunder just did some light shooting and watched film on Tuesday, so this isn't much of an update. We'll have a better idea on Roberson's status for tomorrow's game based on his activity level at Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, Terrance Ferguson will get another start. Tuesday, 12:01 pm
  • Vic Oladipo makes one last All-Star plea
    Victor Oladipo torched the Jazz for 28 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, five 3-pointers and just one turnover in Monday's easy 109-94 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: All-Star voting ends tonight and it's possible Dipo picked up some more votes with this strong line. He simply has to make the All-Star team this year as one of the East's best players and he's the ninth most valuable fantasy player this season in nine-cat. His owners suffered through a rough four-game stretch in early January when he was hurt, but all is forgiven after one of his best games since returning action six games ago. Monday, 8:46 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hits 8-of-21 shots
    Isaiah Thomas returned from a maintenance rest on Monday but hit just 8-of-21 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers for 19 points and four assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe we should start calling him the 'Rust Guy' instead of the 'Pizza Guy,' as it's going to take him a minute to shake off the rust after missing seven months with his hip injury. The good news is that he played 32 minutes and hasn't had any issues with the hip, so it should only be a matter of time before he gets the ship righted. Monday, 8:00 pm
  • James Ennis plays well for Memphis
    James Ennis hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Ennis had 12 points, five boards, a block and two 3-pointers in his previous game, making him worth a watchful eye right now. But Chandler Parsons should be back from his knee injury soon, which could hurt him. And even if Parsons remains out, Ennis would only be a deep-league option at this point. Monday, 5:45 pm
  • Tyreke Evans robbed of triple-double
    Tyreke Evans had 15 points, nine rebounds, 12 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 36 minutes of Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He looked great again, as usual, and just missed a triple-double when teammate JaMychal Green stole a late rebound from him. Evans has had an awesome bounce-back season and should be owned and started everywhere, but things could change for him if he's traded before the deadline. If you've been thinking about selling high on him and are worried about him being traded to an unfavorable situation, the sell-high window is wide open right now. Monday, 5:40 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hits six triples, 27
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 8-of-16 shots, 6-of-10 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes

    Advice: This was KCP's second highest scoring night of the season and he's scored in double figures in eight straight games. His legal situation that was holding him out of road games is finally behind him and he's playing very aggressively right now. He should be owned everywhere. Monday, 5:18 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 22 points in loss
    Goran Dragic scored 22 points and hit 7-of-17 shots and 8-of-9 free throws in Monday's 119-111 loss to Chicago.

    Advice: The loss snapped a seven-game losing streak for Miami, but Dragic was terrific, notching nine assists and five rebounds before fouling out in 38 minutes. Tyler Johnson suffered an ankle injury and will undergo some tests on Tuesday, so Dragic may see an increased workload going forward. He's scored 20 or more points in four straight and will look to make it five on Wednesday vs. the Bucks. Monday, 3:28 pm
  • Enes Kanter nailed to bench for a while
    Enes Kanter posted five points while playing just nine minutes in Monday's 119-104 win at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Kanter was nailed to the bench with Kyle O'Quinn showing a hot hand off as a reserve, while Willy Hernangomez was also sharp in his meager time on the court. He was able to start, but O'Quinn's shooting and the solid play of Michael Beasley kept Kanter nailed to the bench. It's maddening to fantasy owners, but a solution could be coming soon. Teams have inquired about the availability of the team's centers, as the team has a logjam at the position, so Kanter could see a bump in value, or potentially a new uniform, soon. Monday, 3:22 pm
  • Dennis Schroder leads Hawks to win over Spurs
    Dennis Schroder played 33 minutes and hit 10-of-20 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-6 free throws on his way to 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and five turnovers in Monday's 102-99 win over the Spurs.

    Advice: Hawks fans would prefer them to stop winning games, but this was just their 12th victory of the season for the home crowd on MLK Day. They were 2-20 vs. the Spurs since 2006 coming in, so it was probably good for the confidence of the entire organization. Schroder took over the game in the fourth quarter, scoring at will, hitting a couple intense, driving layups in traffic and sealing the win with free throws. He's returning sixth-round fantasy value this season in nine-cat leagues. Monday, 3:04 pm
  • Trey Burke makes his Knickerbocker debut
    Trey Burke made his first appearance for the Knicks, posting five points with two assists and a rebound in eight minutes off the bench Monday in Brooklyn.

    Advice: Burke received a nice ovation from the Knicks crowd that made its way to the Barclays Center, acknowledging him for his first time in orange and blue. He'll be operating as the third-string point guard behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina, so he should remain on the waiver wire in all but the very deepest of fantasy leagues. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 27-20-6 line in W
    Giannis Antetokounmpo powered the Bucks to a 104-95 win over the Wizards on Monday, exploding for 27 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak was an absolute beast on the offensive glass with his 19.4 offensive rebounding rate, creating numerous second-chance opportunities for Milwaukee in the win while rocking a 35.1 usage rate. The boards were a career-high for Antetokounmpo, and this was also the first 20-20 game of his career. Yeah, he's a stud. Monday, 2:04 pm
  • Reggie Bullock scores 20 in loss to Charlotte
    Reggie Bullock hit 8-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 35 minutes of Monday's loss to Charlotte.

    Advice: Bullock usually scores and hits some 3-pointers, but the steals were a new wrinkle to his game today. Bullock was fading hard, scoring 10 or fewer points in three straight games, but looked fantastic today. He's mostly a one-trick pony that can score and hit some 3-pointers, so keep that in mind if you make a move on him. Monday, 11:55 am
  • Hornacek says Hardaway Jr. could start Weds
    Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage. Monday, 11:28 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out for Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: THJ appeared to tweak his left leg on Sunday, but coach Jeff Hornacek said THJ is fine and that he's resting on the second game of a back-to-back set. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. Michael Beasley will pick up the slack on offense for the second unit. Monday, 10:39 am
  • Parsons (right knee soreness) out Monday
    Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He doesn't have any structural damage and recently said that he's day-to-day, but he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. Given his injury history, the Grizzlies aren't going to take any chances. He belongs on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Monday, 7:50 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic gets 14 pts, nothing else
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a hollow 14 points vs. the Suns, making 4-of-10 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with a pair of 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were down because it was a blowout, but Bogdanovic was still strikingly one-dimensional tonight -- he didn't have a single rebound, assist, steal or block. He's scraping along with some value in most 12-team formats, but free agents with higher upside are easy to find. Sunday, 7:29 pm
  • Victor Oladipo posts full line in 21 minutes
    Victor Oladipo had 17 points, five rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers and one assist in an easy win vs. Phoenix on Sunday, making 6-of-11 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers led by 30 points after three quarters and they were able to rest their key players down the stretch -- no starter played more than 27 minutes. Darren Collison scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young were both in double-digits, and the Pacers cruised to a 120-97 road win. Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points, tweaks leg
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans but appeared to tweak his left leg on the final possession of the game.

    Advice: He did add two triples, five boards, three dimes, three steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but the main takeaway is the leg injury. The injury occurred on a non-contact play on New York's final possession, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting an obvious limp. The Knicks play again on Monday in Brooklyn, so it wouldn't be surprising to see THJ hit the sidelines for the second leg of this back-to-back. Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • Budenholzer likes Miles Plumlee as starting C
    Mike Budenholzer said he likes what Miles Plumlee has been giving him as Atlanta's starting center.

    Advice: "I will say that I like Miles starting. I like his size, his physicality, the things he’s been doing. I’m happy with Miles." It doesn't sound like he plans on replacing Plumlee with Dewayne Dedmon in the starting five anytime soon, but that doesn't make Plumlee a fantasy asset. As a starter this season, he's produced meager averages of 5.5 points, 4.5 boards and not much else. Sunday, 1:59 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 22 points in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak also finished a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe, to give him a 67.1 true shooting percentage on the evening, and he was one of the few Bucks' starters who didn't struggle to get his shot to drop. John Henson finished the loss with four points (2-of-5 FGs), nine rebounds, one steal, one block and three turnovers. Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 25 points with four treys
    Goran Dragic kept his hot streak alive on Sunday, scoring 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting to go with three rebounds, four 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Dragon has really picked up his play over the past seven games with averages of 21.9 points, 2.1 triples, 6.9 dimes, 5.1 boards, 0.9 steals and 2.9 turnovers per contest on 45.6% shooting, which has been good enough for top-60 value in 9-cat leagues. He’s seen his usage rate spike to 28.8 and his assist percentage has jumped to 31.0 over that seven-game span, which has unsurprisingly coincided with a seven-game win-streak for Miami. He had a sluggish start to the season, but he looks primed for a strong second half, particularly with Dion Waiters done for the year. Sunday, 12:42 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) out Monday vs. SAC
    Andre Roberson (knee) was a full participant in Sunday's light practice, but he will not play Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: "We didn’t have a lot of contact in practice, but he went through the entire practice, so he’s getting better," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Sunday. While Roberson is improving, Monday will mark his eighth straight game on the sidelines, which will likely result in Terrence Ferguson earning another start. Sunday, 11:26 am
  • Knicks sign Trey Burke
    The Knicks have officially signed Trey Burke.

    Advice: It's a minimum deal for the remainder of the season. Burke did have a lot of success in the G-League, but he's not on the fantasy radar and should be firmly behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina. Sunday, 10:03 am
  • Reggie Bullock logs 35 minutes w/ Johnson out
    Reggie Bullock missed a potentially game-tying layup at the buzzer vs. Chicago on Saturday, finishing with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Stanley Johnson (hip) was out tonight due to tightness in his hip, which allowed Bullock to log unfettered minutes as the starting SF. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy ruled out structural damage for Johnson, but Bullock should keep the starting gig even when he's healthy. He's been extremely efficient for the past month with 57.8% field goals and 83.3% free throws, while hitting 2.4 triples per game, so owners might as well ride the hot hand. Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Steven Adams posts double-double in victory
    Steven Adams finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals across 31 minutes in Saturday's 101-91 victory in Charlotte.

    Advice: Adams bounced back after a subpar performance Wednesday in Minnesota, which was rather surprising since he was bumping down low with Dwight Howard. It was the first double-double for Adams since Christmas Day against the Houston Rockets. He is averaging 1.8 blocked shots per game in six January outings, too. The Thunder have a quick turnaround Monday against the Kings, the first of three games in the upcoming week. Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 17 points
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-8 from the stripe on his way to 17 points, five boards, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 41 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope was quiet for much of the game, but he came through with some big shots in the clutch to keep the Lakers in the game. That said, KCP’s minutes have been rather sporadic lately, and the fact that his usage has dipped to 15.4 over the past six is concerning. The Lakers value his expiring contract more than his on-court contributions, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see him lose minutes to someone like Josh Hart through this second half of the season. Saturday, 2:18 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) out at least one more week
    Rudy Gobert (knee) was re-evaluated on Saturday and it was determined that he'll need to spend another 7-10 days on the sidelines.

    Advice: Gobert has recently begun going through light practices with non-contact work, so he is making progress. That said, until he's going through 5-on-5, full-contact work, we can assume he's not close. Derrick Favors will continue to hold down the five-spot in his absence, with Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko moving in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. Saturday, 11:48 am
  • Knicks to sign Trey Burke
    The Knicks will waive Ramon Sessions on Saturday to make room to sign Trey Burke, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Burke has appeared in 26 games for the Knicks G-League affiliate this season and is averaging 26.6 points, 5.3 assists and 2.7 3-pointers. However, he'll be the third-string point guard on the Knicks, behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina. Burke can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues. Saturday, 8:19 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot over 36 minutes in Friday's loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo hit 10-of-19 from the field and was 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. If fantasy owners want something to complain about, he was 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line and he has just one double-double in seven games so far in January. However, even when he has a subpar game he is still pretty good for his fantasy owners. Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 11 points off the bench
    Tony Snell was good for 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench in Friday's 108-94 loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Snell hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while chipping in with three rebounds. It likely won't get him closer to supplanting Malcolm Brogdon in the starting five, but it won't hurt, either. He is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues if available, as he could easily move back into the starting five sooner rather than later if Brogdon hits the skids. Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shots in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, adding four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two triples.

    Advice: He scored 20+ points in 10 of his previous 12 games, so credit to Denver's defense for slowing him down. The Grizzlies are shopping Evans' expiring contract and want a first-round pick in return, but Evans brushed off the rumors. "I know it’s a business, I just gotta come and work, do what I do every day. I can’t, that’s not in my hands," he said. "So, whether they trade me or they keep me, I’m coming to work every day, work hard, and just get better." Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 16 points in return
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) returned to action in a 118-108 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 16 points (6-of-13 FGs) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, but he showed little to no rust at all. As long as his leg responds well in the morning, his workload will continue to ramp up and he should be back in the first unit sooner rather than later. With top-70 value in 9-category leagues on a per-game basis, there's no reason for him to be sitting on the waiver wire. Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Jimmy Butler cools off w/ 13 points
    Jimmy Butler cooled off on Friday vs. the Knicks, hitting 6-of-12 shots for 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and one triple in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's been remarkably consistent and this was just his fourth game under 20 points since the beginning of December. The Wolves have been on another level defensively and held each of their last seven opponents below 100 points before tonight. "Now we're taking pride in our defense," Butler said. "We're taking it personal with matchups. I like to see that." The Wolves are 11 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2003-04 season and the strong play of Karl-Anthony Towns and Butler is the reason why. Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Schroder scores 34 points in loss to BKN
    Dennis Schroder's career-high of 34 points weren't enough in a 110-105 loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Schroder was getting whatever he wanted, but that's not a surprise with the Nets allowing the third most fantasy points to PGs this season. He finished 14-of-26 from the field, 3-of-3 from the line and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, adding seven assists, three rebounds and three steals in 32 minutes. This was the sixth game of his career with 30+ points and second of the season, and now he gets a couple days off to prepare for Monday's matchup with the Spurs. Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Roberson reportedly went through parts of practice on Friday, but sat out the contact portions. He is inching his way towards a return but will likely need to get a full-contact practice under his belt before he is cleared to play. Terrance Ferguson is expected to draw another start on Saturday. Friday, 10:50 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope swipes five steals
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and a season-high five steals in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: A few of his steals came during key points in the game and he was a big reason the Lakers ended up winning in San Antonio. He's been a seventh-round player this season and his travel restriction is over, so make sure he's not available on your waiver wire. Thursday, 11:11 pm
  • Thomas hits 2-of-15 shots, will rest Friday
    Isaiah Thomas, who scored just four points on 2-of-15 shots vs. the Raptors on Thursday, will rest on Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He's not cleared for back-to-back sets and we haven't heard when the Cavs will lift those restrictions. Thomas has looked rusty for the most part since his return and Toronto exposed him on defense tonight despite missing Kyle Lowry. It's just a matter of time before Thomas returns to All-NBA form, so his fantasy owners should sit tight for now. He added three assists, two rebounds and one block in 25 minutes. Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas starting vs. Raptors
    Isaiah Thomas is officially starting vs. the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: The mystery is over. Thomas' owners can expect to see him play minutes in the lower- to mid-20s tonight, but coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that he will rest on Friday vs. the Pacers. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Thursday, 5:02 pm
  • Update: Lue says Thomas will play Thursday
    Updating a previous report, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Isaiah Thomas will play on Thursday vs. the Raptors and rest on Friday vs. Indiana.

    Advice: We are seeing a lot of conflicting reports right now, so we'll be on the lookout for confirmation leading up the 8:00 ET tip-off. If Thomas does play, expect him to see minutes in the lower- to mid-20s. Stay tuned. Thursday, 4:20 pm
  • Report: Isaiah Thomas (rest) out Thursday
    Isaiah Thomas is expected to rest vs. Toronto on Thursday, the first half of a back-to-back set for the Cavs.

    Advice: Jose Calderon should jump into the starting PG spot and this should be a trend for the foreseeable future, as Cleveland plays it safe with Thomas after his long recovery from a hip injury. Calderon doesn't have much appeal even as a streaming option, though, so there are no clear winners here. Thursday, 4:01 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) doing non-contact work
    Rudy Gobert (knee) has begun participating in non-contact portions of practice.

    Advice: Gobert is still out for Friday's game and he doesn't have a firm return date, but this is encouraging news nonetheless. He was diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his left tibia, and was given an initial timetable of approximately one month on Dec. 16. It's reasonable to think he could return in mid- to late-January, therefore, and the next step is likely for him to start taking contact. Thursday, 3:44 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (right knee) now day-to-day
    Chandler Parsons doesn't have structural damage in his right knee, but he will not play vs. the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: Parsons spoke to the media and said that he's day-to-day, and that the swelling and soreness in his knee has dissipated. We've yet to hear about him taking contact, though, so his return date is still anyone's guess. With strict restrictions even when he's relatively healthy, there's no incentive to hold Parsons in re-draft leagues. Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • Kanter 'baffled' by his role in 4th quarter
    Enes Kanter said his absence in the fourth quarter of recent games has been "weird."

    Advice: Kanter did play five minutes in the fourth quarter on Wednesday vs. the Bulls, but he didn't touch the floor in the fourth quarter of his previous five games. "He did not [talk to me],’’ Kanter said of coach Jeff Hornacek. "I’m ready [to play in the fourth]. It’s a little weird to me too. I guess he’s trying to make everybody happy. That’s what he’s doing. The most important thing is if we’re winning or not. If we’re winning we’re good. If we’re losing, there’s a problem." The Knicks have been using Kyle O'Quinn for his defense and Michael Beasley is also spending more time next to Kristaps Porzingis these days, but Kanter is still a nightly double-double threat despite seeing a small dip in minutes. Thursday, 7:13 am
  • Jimmy Butler joins elite company with Wolves
    Jimmy Butler went for 26 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 win against the Thunder.

    Advice: Butler was a solid 7-of-13 from the floor and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. He joined Kevin Garnett as the only player in Timberwolves history to record at least 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, four steals and a blocked shot in a single game. He is averaging 22.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game over his past three outings, as he is putting up top-10 fantasy numbers in 9-category formats. Wednesday, 9:30 pm
  • Steven Adams held at bay in road loss
    Steven Adams finished with eight points, eight rebounds and two steals over 34 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 loss at Minnesota.

    Advice: Adams certainly had his hands full with Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Taj Gibson, etc. down low. He was able to extend his streak of games with five or more rebounds to 21, but his string of five straight outings with 10 or more points came to a conclusion. He might have another rough night on the offensive side when he squares off against Dwight Howard and the Hornets on the road Saturday night. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starts, plays 28 minutes
    Reggie Bullock started vs. the Nets on Wednesday and had seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy admitted it was a "mistake" to start Bullock ahead of Anthony Tolliver on Monday, against the Pelicans' big frontcourt. Those two will continue swapping starts depending upon the matchup, which makes it hard to trust either one in standard fantasy leagues. The return of Stanley Johnson (hip) tonight is just one more reason to avoid Bullock. Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Tony Snell mostly nailed to the bench
    Tony Snell posted just five points with one rebound and one assist over 17 minutes in Wednesday's win against the Magic.

    Advice: Malcolm Brogdon has supplanted Snell in the starting five and he isn't doing anything to play himself out of the role. As such, Snell's minutes continue to shrink. In fact, his 17 minutes on Wednesday represent a new season low. Still, the situation isn't engraved in stone and the bottom could fall out on Brogdon at any time. Snell isn't a bad guy to scoop up and stash if you have the roster flexibility, as he might be just a bad Brogdon game or two away from returning to the starting lineup. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 26 on Orlando
    Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up with 26 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot over 34 minutes in Wednesday's victory against the Magic.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo met very little resistance in the middle from the Magic, hitting 10-of-15 from rather close range. He struggled a bit from the charity stripe, hitting just 6-of-10, but fantasy owners complaining about that are just being petty. It was another solid night at the office for The Greek Freak, who recently went No. 1 overall in the Rotoworld Fantasy Hoops Staff Midseason Draft. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 26 points
    Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 26 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 9-of-20 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs with seven boards, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Oladipo continues to establish himself as a cornerstone for the Pacers, and his 24.5 points are on pace to be the third-highest in franchise history. He did commit four turnovers tonight, while going 0-of-6 from downtown in 38 minutes, but those are caveats fantasy owners can happily ignore. He's soaring as a top-20 value in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Goran Dragic drops 20 & 9 in road win
    Goran Dragic stayed hot on Wednesday with 20 points (8-of-16 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), nine assists, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Heat are in the midst of a road-heavy stretch, with 10 of 13 games coming away from Miami. "Now it’s time to show we are good on the road, too," Dragic said before the game. "It’s a lot of games away from home, but I think we are ready for that." They looked ready tonight despite missing James Johnson (suspension), and will be going for their seventh straight win vs. the Bucks on Sunday. Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starting Wednesday vs. Nets
    Reggie Bullock will start vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bullock came off the bench after halftime on Monday but he'll stick with the starters vs. the smaller Nets tonight. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas avoids suspension
    Isaiah Thomas was fined $20,000 for his flagrant foul on Andrew Wiggins, but will not be suspended.

    Advice: There was concern that the league office would slap Thomas with a one-game suspension after his hit to the head of Wiggins. However, IT is good to go for Thursday's matchup vs. the Raptors. Wednesday, 12:08 pm
  • Parsons (knee) not doing any contact work
    Chandler Parsons (knee) has not been able to go through any contact work since hitting the sidelines on December 27.

    Advice: "He’s not doing any contact stuff," Grizzlies interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "But he’s been able to do a ton of shooting [and] conditioning, and every day we wait to see how he’s building. Things are improving. We’ll keep pushing forward." The Grizzlies haven't given any updates on Parsons, who has missed the past two weeks with what they're calling a "sore right knee," but he doesn't seem close. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 7:44 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope does it all
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 5-of-11 shots, two 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws for 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes of Tuesday's win.

    Advice: He's been released from the detention center and should be able to travel with the team going forward. He failed to even score on Friday and has missed some road games, so there's a chance he could be available in your league. He had a monster block on Buddy Hield tonight and looked good, so think about grabbing him if he was dumped in your league. He should be good to go from here on out. Tuesday, 10:28 pm
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