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  • Eric Bledsoe struggles against the Heat again
    Eric Bledsoe scored 11 points with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: He does not like to play against the Heat with this dud and another 10-point game on Sunday. Bledsoe has been fairly productive in his other games this month, especially with his 2.6 steals per game over his previous January outings. He's been better than expected on his new team and should continue to flirt with early-round value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson to bench w/ Roberson active
    Terrance Ferguson came off OKC's bench for three points, three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer during Wednesday's easy home win.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes tonight, but that was inflated by garbage time. Ferguson began the month with a bang, dropping 24 points, six 3-pointers and three steals during a blowout vs. the Lakers, but couldn't duplicate the feat vs. L.A. tonight. Since then he's averaged 3.5 points on 25.8 percent shooting, so he should already be floating on your waiver wire. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 38 points
    Klay Thompson torched the Bulls during a 119-112 win on Wednesday, making 12-of-22 from the field for a season-high 38 points with four rebounds, two assists and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Stephen Curry also dropped 30, so coach Steve Kerr summed up this night for the Warriors. "Old school Splash Brothers night," Kerr said to describe this win. The Warriors have now won 14 straight games on the road and they'll get a tough test in Houston on Saturday night. Thompson is starting to get hot again and he's played 35 minutes in each of his last four games. Yesterday, 9:42 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. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Josh Hart starts 2nd half for KCP (Achilles)
    Josh Hart started the second half on Wednesday and had nine points on 3-of-8 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Hart started Monday's game in place of Brandon Ingram (ankle), but tonight his mid-game promotion was the result of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) leaving early. Hart could have some short-term appeal if KCP sits out Friday (vs. Indiana) or Sunday (vs. New York), so keep an eye on the Lakers' injury report. Early indications are that KCP's injury isn't serious. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 30 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 30 points with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and six 3-pointers against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the 11th time the Warriors had both Curry and Klay Thompson each score 30-plus points in a game, and of course they're 11-0 in those instances. Curry exploded to start the third with 11 points in the first six-plus minutes to start that frame, which led to GSW taking the third by a 32-12 advantage. Curry has been in one of his unfair modes since returning from injury last month, posting a 30.6 usage rate and a 76.7 TS% in those eight. He's arguably the league's best player when he's playing like this. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Brandon Ingram OK despite tweaking ankle
    Brandon Ingram (sprained ankle) tweaked his ankle during Wednesday's game and sat out the final 15:31, but coach Luke Walton said he could have returned if needed.

    Advice: OKC was cruising to a lopsided win tonight, so the Lakers played it safe by benching Ingram down the stretch. He finished with eight points, three assists and one rebound. The 20-year-old forward should be fine, but we'll consider him 'questionable' for Friday's home game vs. the Pacers. Check back for more information after Thursday's practice. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Tyler Ennis starts, plays 20 minutes
    Tyler Ennis started Wednesday's game and had nine points, three rebounds and three assists, making 4-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Lonzo Ball (knee) was out again tonight so Ennis was tabbed to start alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. As long as Ball is day-to-day there's no real incentive to own Ennis anywhere. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Dillon Brooks strong again w/ 17 points
    Dillon Brooks had 17 points, five boards, two steals and one assist in 32 minutes on Wednesday, making 6-of-11 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs.

    Advice: The rookie sank three 3-pointers and he's now 7-of-11 from deep in his past two games. His minutes and usage are trending up, even as the Grizzlies scuffle along near the bottom of the standings, but Brooks has a lot to prove before earning fantasy owners' trust in re-draft leagues. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • No concussion symptoms for Kris Dunn
    Kris Dunn (mouth) did not have concussion symptoms following his exam on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He chipped and dislocated two front teeth when he fell with 2:52 left in the fourth quarter in tonight’s game, and he is going to be re-evaluated tomorrow. The scary fall after a dunk should only make him day-to-day for now and the Bulls are off until Saturday. After some dental work, expect an update on Thursday afternoon. Yesterday, 9:11 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. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Zach LaVine looking for more minutes
    Zach LaVine said he's ready for more minutes and plans to meet with doctors and trainers on Thursday.

    Advice: It showed with LaVine showing plenty of explosion during his 20 minutes. Although, he was not able to keep it going on the stat sheet, making 2-of-12 from the field for five points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in the loss to Golden State. It's probably going to be a a few weeks before he's cruising, but the Bulls are on record saying they'd like to increase his workload weekly. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting
    Frank Ntilikina went scoreless on 0-of-6 shooting Wednesday, adding seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: If you picked him up after Monday's double-double with 10 points, 10 dimes and seven assists, welcome back to reality -- the promising rookie is still very raw on offense. He's shooting 35.6% on the season and has gone scoreless three times in the past five games, so there should be more enticing options if you need immediate production. Yesterday, 9:02 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets Knicks' free-throw record
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: In the process, Lee set a Knicks record by making 46 consecutive free throws. He's tops in the NBA at 96.1 percent from the stripe, and the only bad news is that he doesn't get there often with 1.8 attempts per game. He's been a sneaky mid-round fantasy value this season but could fade if New York commits to playing young guys more late in the season. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Kris Dunn evaluated for concussion
    Kris Dunn is being evaluated for a concussion on Wednesday.

    Advice: After Dunn did a face plant on his dunk, Zach LaVine said Dunn should be "all good" following this loss. It looked like Dunn may have lost a tooth, but it turns out his tooth took a piece of the the United Center floor. For now, expect Dunn to be ready for Saturday against the Hawks. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Ish Smith shoots 1-of-12 from field Wednesday
    Ish Smith had five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes on Wednesday, but he also scored three points on 1-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: Awful shooting nights like this can be shrugged off in most points-based leagues, but it's poison for roto owners and can tank the category in weekly head-to-head matchups. He's been worth owning since Reggie Jackson (ankle) went down, so owners should shrug it off. If you're looking for solace, consider that Chris Bosh once shot 1-of-18 in a game for the Heat. Yesterday, 8:55 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (ankle) logs 24 minutes
    Marco Belinelli came off the bench for eight points, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Belinelli was on the injury report again with a left ankle sprain, but he was never in danger of sitting out. It wouldn't be a surprise if he's still 'probable' for Saturday's game vs. Chicago, but owners can confidently leave him plugged into active lineups. Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Joe Harris gets 32 minutes
    Joe Harris scored 18 points with one rebound, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: As great as Harris was off the bench today, there's a very good chance he's going to lose playing time this weekend if D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. If you've been using him in a deeper league, you may want to be ready to look for another player to add. Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Kris Dunn to the locker room after bad fall
    Kris Dunn (face) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter after a bad fall.

    Advice: He made a breakaway layup, but the momentum pulled him off the rim and put his body horizontal. Dunn landed on his face and it looked like he may have lost a tooth. He'll certainly be getting checked for a concussion here and he's almost certainly out for the rest of the game, but he was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. Dunn finished with 16 point, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Yesterday, 7:14 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. Yesterday, 6:22 pm
  • Austin Rivers (heel) still needs walking boot
    Austin Rivers (ankle, heel) will wear a protective walking boot for at least one more week.

    Advice: Doc Rivers said Austin will be "in and out" of the boot, but it's still unclear when he might return to the court. His absence ensures that Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic will be leaned on heavily, with Jawun Evans and Tyrone Williams also earning more minutes. Yesterday, 6:15 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 4:49 pm
  • Josh Hart will come off the bench Wednesday
    Josh Hart will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Brandon Ingram (ankle) will be back in the starting five tonight, and he'll be joined by Tyler Ennis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. While Hart will move to the bench, he could still be looking at minutes in the 20s with Lonzo Ball (knee) unavailable. Yesterday, 4:44 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. Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson will return to the bench
    Terrance Ferguson will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Andre Roberson (knee) will be returning from an eight-game absence tonight, which could result in Ferguson dropping out of the rotation entirely. Ferguson isn't worth your attention in any setting. Yesterday, 3:30 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. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Marco Belinelli is available
    Marco Belinelli (ankle) is available to play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was never really in doubt, so expect Belinelli to play minutes in the 20s. He could be looking at more shots in the second half, especially if the Hawks falls behind. Yesterday, 3:10 pm
  • Evan Fournier hasn't asked for a trade
    Evan Fournier said he has not asked the Magic for a trade.

    Advice: There really haven't been many rumors on Fournier, but the Magic continue to slide in the standings. "I’m not going to think about what’s going to happen or where I would enjoy playing or something, because it’s all speculation," Fournier said. His fantasy owners will certainly want him to stay with the Magic, assuming there's no cautious shutdown. Yesterday, 2:30 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. Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Derrick Rose, Shumpert practice on Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (ankle) and Iman Shumpert (knee) practiced on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rose said he thinks he'll be able to give it a go on Thursday against the Magic, but he wants to test his ankle at shootaround before making an official decision. That said, as long as the Cavs are healthy, neither of these guys will be on the floor enough to make an impact in fantasy hoops. Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) will return from a one-game absence on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram practiced in full on Tuesday, and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. His return to the court should shift Josh Hart back to the second unit, but with Lonzo Ball (knee) out, Hart's minutes might not take a significant hit. Ingram owners can feel free to get him active. Yesterday, 9:52 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. Yesterday, 8:55 am
  • Shane Larkin returned to action on Tuesday January 16. Yesterday, 12:47 am
  • Devin Booker goes off for 43 points in loss
    Devin Booker went off for 43 points in Tuesday's 118-111 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: That's the third game of his career with 40+ points. He did everything he could to give the Suns a chance with 21 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as they dropped their third straight game. He finished 14-of-29 from the field and hit all 10 of his free throws with eight assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and five triples, becoming the first Phoenix Sun to record 43+ points and 8+ assists since Stephon Marbury in 2003. He's quickly becoming one of the top shooting guards in the NBA. Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores career-high 32 points
    Evan Fournier went off for a career-high 32 points in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, hitting 12-of-22 shots and 2-of-2 free throws.

    Advice: He also matched a career-high with six triples, adding three assists and two rebounds in 35 minutes. Fournier is off to a slow start in January with averages of 14.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.3 triples prior to tonight, so hopefully this performance will get him going. He gets a matchup with the Cavaliers on Thursday, a team that has allowed 118+ points in four out of their last five games. Tuesday, 6:40 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
  • Belinelli, Dedmon, Prince, Muscala probable
    Marco Belinelli (ankle), Dewayne Dedmon (leg), Taurean Prince (finger) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are probable to play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: None of these guys are in any danger of sitting out Wednesday's game. Maybe in another few weeks the Hawks will stop listing them as probable. Tuesday, 2:21 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram was able to practice in full on Tuesday and said he expects to be back on the court on Wednesday night, and head coach Luke Walton echoed a similar sentiment, so he feels a bit closer to probable. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 12:30 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
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) plans to play Wed
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) was able to practice with the team on Tuesday and said he was "confident" he would be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Ingram, who was held out of Monday's loss to Memphis, did admit he was "a little sore," but was able to sprint and cut on his ankle in Tuesday's practice. The Lakers will determine Ingram's status for Wednesday's game based upon how the ankle responds to Tuesday's activity, but it's worth noting that head coach Luke Walton also said he expects Ingram to play. If he is able to get back out there, Josh Hart would get bumped back to the bench. Tuesday, 10:45 am
  • Marco Belinelli returned to action on Monday January 15. Tuesday, 1:30 am
  • Derrick Rose could be back very soon
    Derrick Rose might return to the Cavaliers in the next game or two, according to Marv Albert (via Tyronn Lue) on the TNT broadcast Monday night.

    Advice: Rose last played on Nov. 7 and we should have more details on Tuesday, but with Isaiah Thomas back for the Cavs, Rose's role is expected to be fairly limited, if he's even healthy enough to play. Stay tuned. Monday, 7:50 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
  • Dillon Brooks leads Memphis with 19 points
    Dillon Brooks hit 6-of-8 shots and 4-of-5 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes of Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: That ties his season high in scoring, as he's had two other 19-point games this season, but they came early. He had scored a grand total of 15 points in his previous three games and doesn't get many rebounds, assists, blocks or steals. He belongs on waivers in most leagues, unless he's going to start scoring like this on a regular basis. Monday, 5:37 pm
  • Josh Hart scores 16 in 32 minutes on Monday
    Josh Hart started for Brandon Ingram (ankle) on Monday and played 32 minutes, finishing with 16 points, three rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting in a loss to Memphis.

    Advice: Hart played well and put up nice numbers if you used him in DFS, but once Ingram is back, which should be soon, he'll fall off the map again. Monday, 5:19 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
  • Tyler Ennis quiet in start for Lakers
    Tyler Ennis started for Lonzo Ball (shoulder) on Monday and hit 3-of-6 shots for six points, two rebounds and three assists in 33 just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Gary Payton II made his debut for the Lakers tonight and played 12 minutes and Jordan Clarkson played 17 minutes in the loss. If Ball's not playing point guard for the Lakers, you probably don't want to be using one of the other ones in fantasy leagues. Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 18 points in 20 minutes
    In just his second game back, Zach LaVine scored 18 points in 20 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He's showing little to no rust right now, but the Bulls are going to continue to build him up slowly. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two triples, posting a 31.1 usage rate in his first two games -- that would easily be a career-high, but it's obviously a small sample size. He has to be owned in all formats and his value will trend up as his restrictions are reduced. Monday, 3:58 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina posts double-double off bench
    Frank Ntilikina was able to post 10 points with 10 assists across 29 minutes for a double-double off the bench Monday in Brooklyn. He is the first Knicks rookie to post at least 10 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and two blocks in a single game since 1964.

    Advice: Ntilikina was 3-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the arc, while going a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. He also chipped in seven rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal. It was his first-career double-double, and he was just three boards short of a triple-double. The performance was nice, and he has upside for help in the steals department, but he remains a stash option at this point. Monday, 3:16 pm
  • Courtney Lee sets franchise record Monday
    Courtney Lee hit his only free-throw attempt Monday in Brooklyn to tie the team's all-time mark for consecutive free throws made at 44, equaling the record set by Chris Duhon.

    Advice: Lee finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including 1-of-2 from behind the arc, while chipping in with two assists, a rebound and a blocked shot. He is also working on a 14-game streak with at least one 3-pointer dating back to Dec. 18. Lee continues to be a decent fantasy asset in 9-cat leagues, particularly when Tim Hardaway Jr. is not on the court. Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Josh Hart starting for Brandon Ingram (ankle)
    Josh Hart is starting Monday's game in place of Brandon Ingram (ankle).

    Advice: Hart started the second half on Saturday so this is no surprise, and he's a reasonable DFS and streaming play if you reacted quickly enough to Ingram getting ruled out just before tip-off. Ingram's ankle injury is minor, though, so there's no long-term impact here. Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) ruled out vs Grizzlies
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: His absence should yield more playing time for Kyle Kuzma, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes with Ingram leaving early on Saturday. Corey Brewer should also step up in the rotation, and the Lakers will need a team-wide effort with Lonzo Ball (knee) also unavailable tonight. Monday, 2:12 pm
  • Walton: Tyler Ennis starting for Lonzo (knee)
    Tyler Ennis will start vs. the Grizzlies on Monday, according to coach Luke Walton. Monday, 1:54 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points w/ four steals
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting Monday, to go with three 3-pointers, four boards, three assists, four steals and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: This was a nice bounce-back performance from Bledsoe following Sunday’s 4-of-16 shooting performance, and it was particularly impressive given that he did it against the No. 9 ranked defense against point guards. Bledsoe has been a top-30 producer since landing in Milwaukee, and as long as he can stay healthy, he should be able to sustain his early-round evaluation. Monday, 1:49 pm
  • Brandon Ingram a true game-time decision
    Brandon Ingram is a true game-time decision for Monday in Memphis due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He'll try to warm up and see if he can go and it sounds like this one could go either way. We'll know one way or another prior to the 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Monday, 1:17 pm
  • Ish Smith double-doubles in loss to Hornets
    Ish Smith hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and a block in 35 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: This might have been Smith's best game of the season and if it wasn't, it was his first double-double. Smith was projected to play very well in the absence of Reggie Jackson, but he's been a little bit disappointing. Today's game may be just the thing he needs to get going, while Jackson still isn't close to returning from his ankle injury. Monday, 12:05 pm
  • 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
  • Zach LaVine to play around 20 minutes
    Zach LaVine (knee) will play around 20 minutes on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Once again, the Bulls aren't going to let him play in the fourth quarter. He was impressive in his Bulls debut on Saturday with 14 points in 19 minutes, but it's going to be a while before the Bulls ease his restrictions. Monday, 10:57 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
  • Marco Belinelli (left ankle) is available
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is available on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: His playing time has been on the decline, as he averaged 17.6 minutes in his previous four games. He's also on the trade block with the Hawks looking for a second-round pick in return. He's a low-end asset that is only worth owning in deeper formats. Monday, 10:34 am
  • Devin Booker gets 15/7/5 in blowout home loss
    Devin Booker shot 5-of-16 from the field for 15 points on Sunday, adding seven assists, five rebounds, two turnovers and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Booker was in foul trouble tonight but that wasn't a real issue, especially since Phoenix let him play down the stretch of a blowout 120-97 defeat. He continues to run the offense more often and the Suns coaching staff is pleased with his playmaking. "Just as a point guard, he’s setting us up, he’s getting us into our offense," coach Jay Triano said before the game. "We’re asking him to be a big scorer, to set everyone up ... It’s a little bit of a new role for him." Booker is poised for a big finish in 2018. Sunday, 7:30 pm
  • Courtney Lee hits 3-of-10 shots for 10 points
    Courtney Lee went just 3-of-10 from the field during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans, finishing with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Lee suffered from some suffocating defense from Jrue Holiday, but he’s also just been less involved in the offense since Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the court. In the two games since THJ has gotten back out there, Lee’s usage has dipped to 15.0, so it looks like his value will take a bit of a hit once Hardaway Jr. is fully up to speed. Sunday, 4:02 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
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Monday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday in Memphis.

    Advice: We'll have a better idea on Ingram's status following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to watch from the sidelines on MLK Day, there would be more minutes available for Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday when Ingram went down, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get the start if Ingram sits. Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe hits 4-of-16 shots in loss
    Eric Bledsoe struggled with his shot during Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing with 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe couldn’t buy a bucket in this one, missing all six of his 3-point attempts and finishing just 4-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 from the charity stripe. Milwaukee's inability to connect from long-range (4-of-28 from distance) in this one made it easy for the Heat to clog up the paint, which made it tough for Bledsoe to get to the basket. That said, we'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance from Bledsoe on Monday in Washington. Sunday, 1:06 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
  • Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is probable
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He missed his first game of the season on Friday vs. the Nets, but the injury was minor and he's had a couple days off to rest. He averaged 17.6 minutes over Atlanta's last four games, so he's safe to leave on the wire. Sunday, 10:30 am
  • Kris Dunn stuffs boxscore in win vs. Pistons
    Kris Dunn filled up the boxscore on Saturday with 18 points (7-of-13 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals, three blocks and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Chicago opened the game 15-of-20 from the field against a listless defensive effort from Detroit, and they held on for an impressive 107-105 victory. Dunn has now recorded at least eight assists in six consecutive games, which is a career-long streak, and he's thriving as the undoubted starting PG for Chicago. Zach LaVine's return is primarily a threat to Denzel Valentine and David Nwaba, so Dunn's owners can keep him locked in active lineups going forward. Saturday, 8:43 pm
  • Zach LaVine (knee) sharp in return Saturday
    Zach LaVine (knee) was impressive in his long-awaited Bulls debut on Saturday, posting 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, three 3-pointers and two assists in 19 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls kept LaVine on a 20-minute limit and he sat out the fourth quarter by design, but he looked spry while on the court tonight. Fred Hoiberg expects to keep LaVine around 20 minutes the next few games, after which his playing time should slowly ramp up -- it helps that Chicago doesn't play back-to-back games until Feb. 9-10. He played a handful of minutes at PG tonight, which is even more encouraging, and his fantasy owners are finally being rewarded for their patience. Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Stephen Curry has 27/9/6 in dramatic road win
    Stephen Curry (right ankle) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday with 24 points, nine assists, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and just one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Golden State absolutely destroyed the Raptors in the first half, committing one turnover with 22 assists on 32 made field goals (71.1% shooting). They nearly gave it away in the second half, but held on for a 127-125 win, despite Curry missing a few late free throws. He finished 6-of-12 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line, and is obviously safe to activate everywhere. Saturday, 7:51 pm
  • Nothing doing for Terrance Ferguson again
    Terrance Ferguson posted just three points with one rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot over 18 minutes in another start Saturday at Charlotte.

    Advice: Ferguson is holding down the fort with Andre Roberson (knee), but really the latter cannot return soon enough. He was just 1-of-3 from the field, and he is averaging just 2.0 PPG over the past four outings. Even in a starting role, should Roberson need more time to mend, Ferguson warrants very little in the way of fantasy consideration. He isn't even worth using as a low-end DFS play at this point. Saturday, 4:46 pm
  • X-rays come back clean on Ingram's ankle
    X-rays came back clean on Brandon Ingram's sprained left ankle, and the Lakers are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Ingram said he wasn't really able to push off his left ankle when he tried to play through the injury, but he'll try and run on it on Sunday and see how he feels. He wants to play on Monday in Memphis but said it will depend on how he feels, so he could be trending towards a game-time decision. Owners can expect to get another update on Sunday, but if he's out on MLK day, more minutes would fall to Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle, while Josh Hart could earn a start. Saturday, 4:04 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) will start vs. Toronto
    Stephen Curry (ankle) will start Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia will join Curry in the starting five tonight, and there's been no word on a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to throw him out there for tonight's game. With Curry back in the starting five, Patrick McCaw will return to the bench, and he'll lose most his appeal with the Dubs' stars all healthy. Saturday, 3:55 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) available to play Sat
    Stephen Curry (ankle) will be available to play Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He looked fine while going through his pregame routine, so he should be able to get back out there tonight without any sort of limitations, which will queue Patrick McCaw's return to the second unit. We should have official confirmation on his status just prior to tip-off, but he looks to be safe to activate in all season-long settings. Saturday, 3:41 pm
  • Josh Hart struggles with foul trouble in win
    Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday sans Brandon Ingram (ankle), but only managed to produce two points, two boards, one steal and one turnover in 12 foul-plagued minutes.

    Advice: Hart racked up four quick fouls after halftime, got sent to the bench, and never got back into the game. He could have another opportunity to start on Monday in Memphis if Ingram can’t give it a go, but he’s really nothing more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues. Saturday, 2:34 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
  • Shane Larkin (illness) doesn't practice Sat
    Shane Larkin (illness) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Larkin is an irrelevant part of the rotation in Boston, so his playing status for Tuesday's game will not have an impact in fantasy hoops. Saturday, 12:25 pm
  • Ingram (ankle) will not return Saturday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) will not return to Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Ingram tweaked his ankle during the first quarter and tried to play through it after getting his ankle re-taped in the locker room, but after a second trip to the locker room the Lakers ruled him out for the remainder of the game. He'll end his evening with four points, six boards, five dimes in 14 minutes, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game in Memphis. His absence would translate to more minutes for Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance and Julius Randle. Stay tuned. Saturday, 11:43 am
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) upgraded to probable
    Stephen Curry (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: This confirms the numerous reports we've seen over the last couple of days stating that the Warriors were merely being cautious holding him out on Friday. It appears the Warriors will have all four of their studs in the starting lineup Saturday night. Over his last six games, Curry is averaging 34.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 6.3 treys. Assuming Curry suits up, Patrick McCaw will get bumped back to the bench. Saturday, 10:39 am
  • Zach LaVine (knee) will play first 3 quarters
    Zach LaVine (knee) who is on a 20-minute limit, will play in only the first three quarters Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Coach Fred Hoiberg said that LaVine won't play in the fourth quarter on Saturday, but that plan will be re-evaluated after each game. Denzel Valentine will get bumped to the bench with LaVine replacing him in the starting lineup. Saturday, 10:09 am
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) questionable Saturday
    Stephen Curry (ankle) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Curry has missed the last two games and a total of 13 games this season due to a sprained right ankle. However, this is merely a game-notes designation, so we will have to wait until later this afternoon for a more reliable update on Curry's status. It was reported on Friday that Steph has a "solid chance" to return on Saturday and that the Warriors kept him out of Friday's game primarily because it was the front end of a back-to-back. If Curry can play, Patrick McCaw will get bumped back to the bench. Saturday, 6:29 am
  • Devin Booker drops 27 in Friday's home loss
    Devin Booker was good for 27 points across 37 minutes in Friday's 112-95 loss against the visiting Rockets.

    Advice: Booker hit 9-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-8 from behind the arc, while adding 6-of-6 from the free-throw stripe. He also added nine assists, six rebounds and two steals. The only complaint from fantasy owners might be his ugly nine turnovers, which was a season high. He has four or more turnovers in five of his past six outings, so fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad. Usually with Booker, it's way more good than bad. Friday, 11:19 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe hits blackjack vs. Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe connected on 8-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc, to finish with 21 points across 32 minutes Friday against Golden State.

    Advice: Bledsoe added four rebounds, four steals and three assists while also going 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. He has posted at least one 3-pointer in each of his seven games in January, and he has at least one steal in each of his past 10 outings, averaging 2.5 swipes during the stretch. Bledsoe isn't required to do as much heavy lifting on the offensive end as his days in Phoenix, but he still does a good job chipping in across the board to make him a top-50 fantasy option since arriving in Wisconsin. Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Klay Thompson's 3-pointer streak snapped
    Klay Thompson finished with 12 points Friday at Milwaukee, but he was 0-of-2 from behind the arc to snap a 95-game streak with at least one 3-pointer made.

    Advice: Thompson was back from a rest on Wednesday, but apparently it hindered him more than it helped. His 95-game stretch with a triple was the third-longest in NBA history. He wasn't terribly broken up about it after the game, though. "I didn't know. Oh well. Who cares?," he said. With Thompson back in action it was Nick Young heading back to a minor role off the bench. Friday, 10:08 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
  • Joe Harris scores 10 off the bench
    Joe Harris was back on the bench on Friday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two triples in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Harris loses a good bit of value with DeMarre Carroll back in the lineup, but he's still a nice source of 3-pointers in 14- or 16-team leagues. He was 4-of-6 from the field tonight and has hit at least two triples in four out of his last five games. He gets a matchup with the Wizards on Saturday and should see minutes in the lower to mid-20s again. Friday, 7:46 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play on Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) will play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: THJ has spent the past month on the sidelines, so he'll assuredly be dealing with a minutes limit for at least his first few games of being out there. He's not a must-play guy in his first game back from the long layoff, but he is must-own now that he's finally back out there. Michael Beasley's minutes will likely take a hit once Hardway Jr. is fully up to speed, and Courtney Lee's usage will dip. He'll come off the bench tonight, but Lance Thomas' days as a starter are numbered. Friday, 3:36 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
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) will not play Friday
    Stephen Curry (ankle) will not play Friday night vs. the Bucks, but there is a "solid chance" he returns for Saturday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: According to Warriors beat reporter Anthony Slater, Curry "looked fine" at practice on Thursday and there is a "solid chance" he returns on Saturday. The Warriors are being understandably cautious by keeping Curry out of both ends of a back-to-back. Shaun Livingston is expected to draw another start at point guard on Friday, with Patrick McCaw again seeing an uptick in minutes off the bench.Daily Slant: With Curry and other inactive Warriors off the floor this year, Kevin Durant owns a 35.0% usage rate (+3.1%) and a 1.49 FPPM rate (+0.10). He’s quickly ascended to one of the top overall plays on the board. Draymond Green also gets a value uptick and is playable in all DFS formats. Friday, 10:33 am
  • Marco Belinelli (ankle) ruled out Friday
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be the first game Belinelli has missed all season, as he had played in each of the Hawks first 41 contests. Tyler Dorsey and Malcolm Delaney figure to soak up most of the excess minutes created by Belinelli's absence. Belinelli was averaging 17.6 minutes over Atlanta's last four games. Friday, 9:53 am
  • Zach LaVine (knee) will start Saturday
    Zach LaVine (knee) will start in his season debut Saturday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: LaVine will be on a 20-minute limit in this contest, but he'll get to run with the starting unit. The Bulls will likely keep LaVine's minutes capped and hold him out of back-to-backs for the foreseeable future, but he will have an opportunity to make an impact as he knocks off the rust and works his way back into game shape. Friday, 9:06 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
  • Brandon Ingram scores 26 in win over Spurs
    Brandon Ingram was aggressive on Thursday, hitting 11-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 2-of-5 free throws for 26 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes, while committing just one turnover.

    Advice: Ingram is finally feeling it and is shooting it much better of late. He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and is averaging 20.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.3 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over that stretch. And the best news is that his shots are falling, as he's hit 33-of-55 in those four games, good for 60 percent. He appears to be primed for a big second half for the Lakers after a rough start to the season and his confidence is growing by the day. But poor free throw shooting and a lack of peripheral stats will likely keep him from becoming an elite fantasy player any time soon. Thursday, 11:02 pm
  • Stephen Curry (ankle) goes through practice
    Stephen Curry (ankle) was able to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The injury was never believed to be serious and this confirms it. Curry will be listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, so check back for an update after the morning shootaround. If he can't go, Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw will pick up the slack. Thursday, 4:50 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (ankle) questionable Friday
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: There's been no indication that DeAndre Bembry (groin) is nearing a return, so if Belinelli misses time the Hawks will need more from Tyler Dorsey, Malcolm Delaney and Isaiah Taylor. We should have an update after the Hawks' shootaround. Thursday, 1:51 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) questionable Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr.'s (leg) status for Friday's game vs. the Wolves is unclear according to coach Jeff Hornacek.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. scrimmaged with the Knicks for a second straight practice on Thursday, but the Knicks aren't ready to commit to him playing yet -- they will list him as questionable for now. Hardaway Jr. will be re-evaluated either this evening or on Friday morning, but he wouldn't reveal his status either. "If it was playoffs then I would obviously," THJ said. "Time will tell." Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Terrance Ferguson awful in Wednesday's start
    Terrance Ferguson made another start Wednesday at Minnesota, but he was limited to just three points across 23 minutes.

    Advice: Ferguson's night was a disaster, as he hit just 1-of-7 from the field, including 1-of-6 from behind the arc, and he grabbed just one board with one assist and one steal. Hey, the good news is that he didn't turn it over once. However, Andre Roberson (knee) cannot get back soon enough. For now, Ferguson might be a decent low-priced contrarian play in DFS, but he has no fantasy appeal in standard formats. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe swats two shots in home win
    Eric Bledsoe managed to score 15 points with five rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and a steal over 27 minutes in Wednesday's 110-103 win against the Magic.

    Advice: Bledsoe isn't throwing up eye-popping stats, but he is posting consistent numbers since arriving with the Bucks. He is posting top-50 fantasy value over the past six weeks. While he isn't needed to do as much heavy lifting at the offensive end as his days in Phoenix, he can still fill up the basket on occasion when the others are having an off night. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina doesn't score
    Frank Ntilikina did not score with three assists in 18 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jarrett Jack is playing his best basketball of the season, so it may be a little longer before we see Ntilikina take over as the starter. Coach Jeff Hornacek did say he's "looking at" starting the rookie, but it's starting to feel it won't be until after the All-Star break. There is upside for steals and dimes, but Ntilikina is more of a stash. Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 16 in loss
    Courtney Lee made 6-of-11 from the field for 16 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not go to the line today, but that' still a very efficient line. Lee's 96.1 percent from the line puts him on pace to be the second Knick ever to lead the NBA in free throw percentage for a season (Allan Houston), and he continues to yield mid-round value in standard leagues. He's been a major bargain in nine-cat leagues. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Evan Fournier sharp in loss at Milwaukee
    Evan Fournier stepped up with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 110-103 loss at Milwaukee.

    Advice: Fournier was a very efficient 8-of-14 from the floor while adding 2-of-5 from behind the 3-point line and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He also turned it over just three times. The Frenchman has eight straight games with 10 or more points, just one short of a season best streak. He'll shoot for his ninth straight double-digit scoring night on Friday in Washington. Wednesday, 7:32 pm
  • Dunn struggles with shot, fills stat sheet
    Kris Dunn made just 4-of-18 from the field for nine points with two rebounds, eight assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 46 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: That is one ugly shooting line, but Dunn hit a huge bank shot in the lane to help earn this win. The steals were somewhat expected from Dunn this year, but now in the mix with Russell Westbrook for No. 2 in the league in steals per game. Dunn's scoring has been a pleasant surprise and the return of Zach LaVine (knee) shouldn't hurt Dunn's scoring output too much, and maybe it'll open up the floor for him to boost his FG%. Dunn should continue to coast in what has been a mini-breakout season. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • No MRI or X-ray scheduled for Stephen Curry
    The Warriors have no plans for Stephen Curry to undergo an MRI or X-ray on his injured right ankle.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Curry slipped and tweaked his ankle at shootaround and will sit out Wednesday's game, but the Warriors don't seem overly concerned about the ankle tweak, and the fact that they're not even seeking a precautionary MRI is definitely good news. Klay Thompson (rest) will be joining Curry on the sidelines tonight, so Shaun Livingston and Patrick McCaw could be guys to think about streaming, while Kevin Durant (calf) will make for an attractive DFS option. Wednesday, 2:20 pm
  • Klay Thompson (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Klay Thompson (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Warriors will be missing both Splash Brothers on Wednesday, as Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) has also been ruled out of this contest. Patrick McCaw and Nick Young will likely divvy up most of Thompson's minutes. Wednesday, 12:59 pm
  • Curry and Thompson ruled out Wednesday
    Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) have been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Curry slipped at practice on Wednesday and sprained his right ankle. This is worrisome because it's the same ankle that sidelined him for 11 games in December. However, beat writer Connor Letourneau is reporting that a Warriors source told him Curry's ankle "doesn’t look serious at all, but we’re not taking any chances on anything this year." Let's hope that's the case. Shaun Livingston will likely start at PG on Wednesday. Kevin Durant (calf) has been cleared to play and will be the focus of the Dubs offense. Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) ruled out for road trip
    Derrick Rose (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Cleveland's road trip.

    Advice: Rose is getting close, but he won't play Thursday in Toronto or Friday in Indiana. Maybe he'll be able to get back out there for Cleveland's home game against Golden State on January 15, but with Isaiah Thomas back in action, Rose is unlikely to earn enough minutes with the Cavs to have any impact in fantasy hoops. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 9:06 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
  • Terrance Ferguson doesn't score Tuesday
    Terrance Ferguson was 0-for-2 and finished with zero points, two rebounds and three fouls in 30 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Since going off for 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting last Wednesday, Ferguson has scored a total of 13 points with 11 fouls and not much else over his last three games. He might have one or two more big games in his future this season, but if you picked him up on a whim, it's probably time to go fishing on your waiver wire. Andre Roberson (knee) isn't expected to play on Wednesday, so Ferguson could be looking at another start. Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) out two more games
    Coach Billy Donovan said Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) did some non-contact work in practice on Tuesday but won't play on Tuesday night vs. Portland or Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Roberson has missed each of OKC's last four games. Donovan said that he'll be re-evaluated later in the week. Terrance Ferguson has started each of the last three contests and is averaging 12.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 steals in 27.5 minutes over those three starts. Tuesday, 3:26 pm
  • Zach LaVine (knee) to make debut on Saturday
    Zach LaVine (knee) will make his season debut Saturday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Chicago VP John Paxson said that LaVine will be limited to 20 minutes in his Bulls debut. Paxson also stated that LaVine will be held out of the second night of back-to-backs through the All-Star break. These restrictions were expected and it means we have to temper our expectations for LaVine out of the gate. Nonetheless, it's great news that he's cleared all the necessary hurdles and has been medically cleared to get back on the floor. He averaged 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.6 treys per game for Minnesota last season. Tuesday, 8:49 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr (leg) gets in a full practice
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) scrimmaged with the team, and was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, but is still without a timetable for his return.

    Advice: This is an important step forward in Hardaway's rehab, as he works his way back from a stress reaction in his lower left leg. Hardaway told reporters that he felt good after practicing on Tuesday. He has not played since the end of November, but is clearly headed in the right direction. Hopefully, we soon get an update that includes a target date for his return. Tuesday, 8:46 am
  • Kris Dunn gets all-around line in loss to HOU
    Kris Dunn chipped in across the board on Monday with 19 points on 9-of-20 shooting, eight assists, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: The 23-year-old Dunn is in the midst of a breakout season, and he's surged into top-60 fantasy value over the past month. "I’m more comfortable times 10 than last year," Dunn said recently. "I didn’t know what I was doing last year. This year, I understand my role is learning how to be a leader every day." He has a long leash for the rebuilding Bulls, and continues to make the most of it -- he was aggressive at both ends tonight, and even Zach LaVine's eventual return shouldn't slow him down. Monday, 8:36 pm
  • Joe Harris scores 12 points in start
    Joe Harris started on Monday vs. the Nets with 12 points (4-of-11 FGs), six rebounds, two assists and two triples in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets will need Harris to play big minutes while DeMarre Carroll (knee) is out and he's definitely earned them lately. "He’s gaining confidence, getting better by the day," coach Kenny Atkinson said. "We’re just so pleased with his progress. He’s been a big help." He played 32 minutes in his last outing and is averaging 2.0 triples per game over his last six games, so he's a quality 3-point specialist to add if you missed out on a guy like Wayne Ellington. Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Joe Harris will start Monday vs. Toronto
    Joe Harris will be in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Raptors.

    Advice: DeMarre Carroll (knee) is out tonight, and Nik Stauskas (ankle) could be joining him on the sidelines, so Harris might be logging heavy minutes tonight as Brooklyn's starting small forward. That said, even as a starter, Harris isn't much more than a low-end option in deep leagues for those seeking a boost in the 3-point shooting category. Monday, 3:35 pm
  • Andre Roberson listed as out for Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) is being listed as out in the game notes for Tuesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: The knee issue has kept Roberson on the sidelines for the past four games, and Thunder beat reporter Erik Horne speculates that he'll likely miss Wednesday's game in Minnesota as well. With Roberson on the shelf, Terrance Ferguson should be looking at a few more starts, but Ferguson isn't much more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues. Monday, 1:10 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) doubtful Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) is considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Terrance Ferguson has had some nice moments in the starting lineup, so he might stick. Roberson has been a liability on offense all season, so he may have a limited role upon his return. Monday, 10:43 am
  • Woj: Detroit pursued an Evan Fournier deal
    According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons "pursued" an Evan Fournier deal.

    Advice: It's not clear when they tried to acquire him or if they still are, but it sounds like the Pistons wanted to include Reggie Jackson (ankle) in any deal -- his injury could be a reason why the talks stalled. The Pistons could certainly use an upgrade on the wings and Fournier fits the bill as a scorer and playmaker, and he should be available with the Magic looking at another lost season. He'll be a name to watch as we approach the Feb. 8 deadline, but his value would likely take a hit if he joins a playoff-bound team. Monday, 9:27 am
  • Terrance Ferguson fouls out in 18 minutes
    Terrance Ferguson started again on Sunday, but had only two points, one rebound, one assist and three steals before fouling out in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Andre Roberson is still nursing a sore knee, while Alex Abrines (groin) was eased into the mix with just three minutes tonight. OKC coach Billy Donovan praised Ferguson for staying focused despite a rough shooting night on Thursday, saying, "He kept guarding, he kept playing and he kept doing the things that you need him to do." That's a solid vote of confidence, but he could easily fall out of the rotation once Abrines is up to speed and Roberson is healthy. Jan 7, 9:06 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 26 points w/ five triples
    Devin Booker shot 6-of-17 from the field on Sunday, but he still scored 26 points while hitting 9-of-12 free throws with five 3-pointers, four assists and two rebounds in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Isaiah Canaan (groin) was out tonight, and coach Jay Triano has hinted that Booker will handle the ball more often in his absence. "We want him to play his natural position but also get more reps at the point," Triano said. "I can see it evolving, but right now it’s not something we want to throw at him ... [Eventually] I think he could do either [PG or SG]." Booker did handle the ball more tonight, but he committed four turnovers with his four assists. Like the Suns as a whole, it's a work in progress. Jan 7, 8:30 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina posts 7/7/5 & defensive stats
    Frank Ntilikina played well in 25 minutes on Sunday with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Knicks drafted Ntilikina No. 8 overall this summer, one spot ahead of Dennis Smith Jr., whom he faced tonight. When asked about their styles of play, Ntilikina replied, "[Smith Jr.] is known for his offensive skills. Basically I’m known for my defensive skills. That part of him being aggressive [offensively] ...That’s the part I have to explore in my game." The Knicks' rookie is averaging just 5.8 points per game, and more aggression would be welcome if it results in attempts at the rim -- he's shooting 45.9% in the restricted area, but just 28.7% everywhere else. Jan 7, 7:22 pm
  • Terrance Ferguson starts, Abrines available
    Terrance Ferguson will start again on Sunday despite the availability of Alex Abrines (groin).

    Advice: It's unclear how many minutes Abrines might play, but they'll likely come at the direct expense of the rookie Ferguson, who cooled off Thursday after a 24-point eruption on Wednesday. Jan 7, 3:50 pm
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