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  • Spencer Dinwiddie scores 21 points Sunday
    Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points (4-of-13 FGs, 11-of-13 FTs), eight assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block in a home loss vs. Golden State on Sunday.

    Advice: D'Angelo Russell (left knee) had arthroscopic surgery on Friday and the Nets haven't pegged a specific timetable for his return, so Dinwiddie should be starting for the foreseeable future. He was coming off a career-best 25-point game on Friday, and has earned the trust of coach Kenny Atkinson. "He’s an aggressive, confident guy," Atkinson said. "He’s definitely got the intelligence, the IQ. I love that he’s doing it on both ends." Double-check that he's not still floating on your waiver wire. 22 minutes ago
  • Klay Thompson gets third career double-double
    Klay Thompson notched his third career double-double on Sunday with 23 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Warriors fell into an early hole vs. the Sixers on Saturday, but tonight it was their inability to hold the lead that nearly cost them -- they held on to beat the Nets, 118-111. Klay stepped up offensively with Kevin Durant (ankle) out tonight, finishing 10-of-17 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, and he's on cruise control for fantasy purposes. 26 minutes ago
  • Omri Casspi solid as starter w/ Durant out
    Omri Casspi started Sunday's game in place of Kevin Durant (ankle), hitting 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Casspi has fit in seamlessly with the Warriors this season, but tonight's starting gig was situational. Steve Kerr strongly suggested that Durant will return vs. the Thunder on Wednesday, although Durant himself said he's "not sure" if he'll be ready to go. Either way, Casspi is waiver-wire fodder in standard leagues. 30 minutes ago
  • Victor Oladipo chips in across board vs. Heat
    Victor Oladipo shot just 6-of-15 from the field for 15 points on Sunday, but he chipped in five assists, four rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Oladipo's ability to contribute across-the-board stats is critical for fantasy purposes, especially as opposing defenses make him a focal point. "This is part of the process with Victor, going against these elite defenders and still be productive," Nate McMillan said after Friday's game. This was just the second time in Indy's past six games that Oladipo has failed to score 20 points, and he should fare better scoring-wise vs. the Magic on Monday. Today, 5:01 pm
  • Josh Richardson exits after eye-poke in 4Q
    Josh Richardson was poked in his left eye late during Sunday's game, which he finished with 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting, two assists, two steals, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Richardson exited with 3:26 remaining in the game and Miami trailing by 24 points, so this might have been a simple precaution. He was one of the only bright spots for the Heat tonight and his shot was finally falling, after a combined 3-of-17 mark in his previous two games, so hopefully he'll be ready to roll vs. Boston on Wednesday. Today, 4:58 pm
  • Derrick Walton Jr. plays garbage time Sunday
    Derrick Walton Jr. made his second NBA appearance on Sunday, scoring two points in three minutes off Miami's bench.

    Advice: The rookie PG only played in garbage time, and Erik Spoelstra made it clear that he's not part of the rotation. "[Miami's G-League affiliate] doesn’t play for a while, so we thought it would be a good opportunity [for Walton Jr.] to spend some time with us," Spoelstra said. "It’s more about development. We feel like we can roll with what we have." Today, 4:56 pm
  • Goran Dragic quiet in 27 minutes vs. Pacers
    Goran Dragic was quiet vs. Indiana on Sunday, making 3-of-8 shots for eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Heat were trounced in a 25-point home loss tonight, and we're not reading into Dragic's poor game even though he also scored just six points on Friday. He chipped in one steal and a pair of 3-pointers tonight, and if anything this looks like a nice buy-low moment. Today, 4:54 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas gets benched for 2nd half
    Jonas Valanciunas was benched for nearly the entire second half of action on Sunday, finishing with just four points, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This was Valanciunas' second four-point stinker in a row, and as long as Dwane Casey is at the helm in Toronto, JV owners can expect plenty of games like this. To Casey's credit, Valanciunas was fairly abysmal on the defensive end, and after the Wizards got off to a quick 12-4 run to begin the second half of action, Valanciunas went to the bench and never touched the floor again. His minutes will be inconsistent throughout the year, making JV an annoying guy to own as long as he's in Toronto. Today, 3:58 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 10 points in 33 minutes
    Kyle Lowry took a backseat to the DeMar DeRozan show on Sunday, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with five boards, six assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Lowry got into some early foul trouble that forced him to the bench during the first half, and he just never quite got going after that. DeRozan was also en fuego throughout the game, so Lowry did a lot of watching during Toronto's numerous iso-sets. Owners can expect a big-time bounce-back performance against the lowly Knicks on Wednesday. Today, 3:52 pm
  • OG Anunoby logs just 20 minutes as a starter
    OG Anunoby was limited to just 20 minutes as a starter during Sunday's win, finishing with just five points, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal to his credit.

    Advice: Anunoby was roasted by Bradley Beal through the first half of action, so Dwane Casey only allowed him to take the floor for five minutes after halftime, giving C.J. Miles the majority of the second-half three-man minutes. Miles finished with 12 points and three triples through 21 minutes of floor time, and knowing Dwane Casey, the small forward position in Toronto could become very complicated once Norman Powell (hip) makes his way back to the court. Today, 3:34 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out again vs. CHI Sunday
    Jared Dudley (knee) won't play vs. the Bulls on Sunday.

    Advice: Phoenix has no reason to rush their veteran forward back, but Dudley did initially say he hoped to return in 1-2 weeks -- that was 10 days ago. Until he returns, expect Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender to have an easier time playing consistent minutes. Today, 3:28 pm
  • Otto Porter scores 15 points with two triples
    Otto Porter went 6-of-13 from the field and 1-of-3 from the stripe on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Porter gets a lot of his buckets on drive-and-kicks from John Wall (knee), so when Wall isn't out there, Porter's efficiency somewhat suffers. In fact, Wall has been the No. 1 assister to Porter this season and by a wide margin with 32 FGM coming directly from a Wall pass, with Porter converting on just 11 of Bradley Beal's passes. This was still a solid stat line for Porter, but we can expect an uptick in efficiency if Wall is able to get back out there on Monday night. Today, 3:28 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes 1-of-10 from the field
    Markieff Morris couldn't buy a bucket during Sunday's loss to Toronto, going 1-of-10 from the field on his way to three points, four boards, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Morris took a beating in this one, taking a shot to the face while diving for a loose ball during the first quarter, and then taking another tough spill fighting for the ball during the third quarter of action, so that can perhaps explain his ineffective play in this one. Morris hasn't exactly hit the ground running this season as Washington works him back slowly after the hernia procedure, but he'll have an opportunity for a bounce-back performance on Monday in Milwaukee. Today, 3:16 pm
  • Wayne Selden (quad) listed out for Monday
    Wayne Selden (right quad) is listed as 'out' for Monday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Selden hasn't been part of the rotation and Ben McLemore is ahead of him in the rotation, so his absence doesn't have any fantasy implications. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Brandan Wright (right groin) out for Monday
    Brandan Wright (right groin) won't play vs. the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Wright didn't return after getting hurt on Saturday and it's no surprise to see him ruled out early for Monday, since groin injuries can take a while to fully heal. Deyonta Davis figures to be the main beneficiary until Wright returns, but he's not a great fantasy option while Marc Gasol is healthy. Today, 2:57 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start Sunday vs. Brooklyn
    Omri Casspi will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, with Kevin Durant (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: This will be Casspi's first start of the season, and he'll likely be splitting minutes with Andre Iguodala and Nick Young at the three-spot tonight, but at the very least he should be good for some points and triples. Steve Kerr said he was confident that Durant will be back in action for Wednesday's game in OKC, so Casspi's job as a starter should be short-lived. Today, 1:38 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) questionable for Monday
    Tony Allen (knee) is questionable to face the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: Allen has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but he was supposed to return to action on Friday, which hints that he's at least getting close. Perhaps he'll be able to get out there Monday night, but he won't be earning enough minutes to warrant a roster spot in most settings. Today, 12:27 pm
  • Derrick Walton Jr. recalled from the G-League
    Derrick Walton Jr. has been recalled from the G-League.

    Advice: He'll be available to play today, but there are no guarantees he'll step foot on the court. Leave him on the wire. Today, 12:22 pm
  • David Lee officially retires from the NBA
    David Lee has officially retired from the NBA.

    Advice: Lee was a double-double machine in his prime, spending most of his career in New York and Golden State, and earning an All-Star appearance with each of those teams. He was there for the entire rebuild with the Warriors and didn't make any issue when he lost his spot in the starting five to Draymond Green as the Dubs went for their first championship in 40 years. Lee was a true professional through-and-through and a former first-round stud in fantasy hoops. Today, 12:16 pm
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  • Markieff Morris will be limited to 24 minutes
    Markieff Morris will be limited to around 24 minutes for Sunday's matchup against Toronto.

    Advice: The Wizards are still being cautious with Morris following his hernia surgery, so they'll keep his minutes in the lower-20s tonight with this being the first game of a back-to-back set. He's been up-and-down this season playing limited minutes in Washington, but he should be flirting with top-75 value once he's fully up to speed, making him worth a hold in most scenarios. Today, 11:34 am
  • Norman Powell (hip) out again Sunday
    Norman Powell (hip) will not play on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf and he still doesn't have a return date in mind. OG Anunoby has been excellent as Powell's replacement, but the fantasy value isn't quite there yet. C.J. Miles also gets a bump with Powell out and is worth owning for his 3-point shooting alone. Today, 10:52 am
  • Zach LaVine (knee) to be cleared Monday
    Barring a setback, Zach LaVine (knee) will be cleared for full contact at Monday's practice.

    Advice: He's scheduled to meet with a doctor before practice, so he'll be out there as long everything looks OK. While it's good to see LaVine making progress, there's been no indication that the Bulls will move up his timetable -- the goal is for LaVine to make a mid-December return. He'll be brought along slowly, but he's worth picking up if he's still on the wire. Today, 8:31 am
  • Beasley says he'll do whatever NYK needs
    Michael Beasley said he'd like to have a bigger role but is waiting patiently for his next chance.

    Advice: "I think everybody wishes they played more — except the guys playing 45 minutes a night,’’ Beasley said. "But I’m not here to say what I need or want personally. Whatever the team needs. If they need me to play 40 minutes, I’ll play it. If they want me to clap on the bench, I’ll do it." His attitude has been great, and after two DNP-CDs in a row, Beasley gave the Knicks a lift with 10 points in 12 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday. As long as Kristaps Porzingis is healthy, Beasley can be left on the wire. Today, 7:51 am
  • Malik Monk a healthy scratch vs. Clippers
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he didn't play Malik Monk on Saturday vs. the Clippers because he needed more defense.

    Advice: "You lose six in a row and the defense has been bad," Clifford said. "It’s not Malik’s fault, it’s just his position; [Michael Carter-Williams is] a difference-maker defensively." This was Monk's first DNP-CD of the season, but he hasn't been playing much since Nicolas Batum returned with 18 or fewer minutes in his last four outings. He can be dropped in most re-draft formats. Today, 6:21 am
  • D.J. Augustin returned to action on Saturday November 18. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 14 points vs. Kings
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: Besides the lack of rebounding, Nurkic is starting to come around lately. In his last five, he averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.4 steals on 43.5 percent from the field. He's also been really bad with his turnovers, ranking fourth among centers with 51 despite only 31 dimes. Nurk is still trending up and he has been healthy, but he's got a lot of work to do to make his owners happy. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Ed Davis plays 22 minutes
    Ed Davis (ankle) played 22 minutes with two points, eight boards, one assist and one block against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered an ankle sprain on Friday, but he wasn't limited in this game. Davis has really come on as a rebounder and he may have value if Jusuf Nurkic had to miss time. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 12 points
    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 12 points with one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't pick up any noteworthy playing time from the Buddy Hield (ankle) injury. However, Bogdanovic was really slumping coming into this game with a two-point dud on Friday and some bad November averages of 7.4 points, 2.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 treys on 37.3 percent from the field. He's basically just a stash for now. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • D.J. Augustin struggles vs. Jazz
    D.J. Augustin (hamsring) returned after a seven-game absence on Saturday, failing to score with one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He did play a little bit in garbage time, but he was not very good while he was out there -- also a laughable -28 in plus/minus. Augustin should be able to get his role back with minutes around 18, but he's probably not going to see much run next to Elfrid Payton because of Jonathon Simmons. Yesterday, 6:30 pm
  • Brandan Wright (right groin) will not return
    Brandan Wright (right groin) will not return on Saturday night.

    Advice: The team ruled him out at half after Wright departed tonight's game with 8:26 left in the second quarter. He was playing well as Marc Gasol's backup and he was even seeing minutes at power forward, so this could be a tough one to overcome for the Grizzlies' second unit. If he needs to miss time, Deyonta Davis could move into the rotation or the Grizzlies could go smaller more often. Yesterday, 6:16 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) says he's playing vs. Kings
    Ed Davis (ankle) said he will play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle in the first quarter on Friday, but he was able to play through it. Davis has played well and the Blazers did struggle when he was off the floor last night, so maybe he gets more burn. He's not worth owning in most leagues, though. Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) available vs. Jazz
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is available against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He's back after missing his last seven games. The Magic just had Elfrid Payton come back from a hamstring injury and coach Frank Vogel voiced some concerns about it, so they may not play Augustin much in his return. He did go through practice on Friday, so perhaps he does get minutes in the teens. Shelvin Mack is probably moving out of the rotation soon. Yesterday, 2:24 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play
    Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He hurt his ankle early on Friday night, but he was able to play through it for 22 total minutes. Davis has quietly been one of the best backup centers, and his performance is part of the reason Jusuf Nurkic is off to a slow start. If Davis can't give it a go, Meyers Leonard would likely back up Nurk, who figures to play slightly more than usual, as well. Yesterday, 11:13 am
  • Bogdanovic scores just two points
    Bogdan Bogdanovic made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Bad game aside, Bogdanovic is likely looking at more opportunity on Saturday with Buddy Hield getting hurt tonight. Although, Justin Jackson could be thrown in to take Hield's minutes and it may not affect Bogdanovic. He should get more shots regardless, though. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie puts up monster stat line
    Spencer Dinwiddie exploded during a 118-107 win over the Jazz on Friday, scoring a career-high 25 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals, six 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: We'll save you the time to start this blurb: Dinwiddie needs to be added everywhere. He is the first player in franchise history to record 25-plus points, six-plus 3-pointers made and eight-plus assists with no turnovers in a game. D'Angelo Russell (knee) is expected to miss a good amount of time, so Dinwiddie has the keys to one of the most fantasy-friendly systems out there. He is going to be a difference maker until DAR is back, which could be a long while. Friday, 9:10 pm
  • OG Anunoby scores 11 points in win
    OG Anunoby made another start on Friday vs. the Knicks with 11 points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The counting stats aren't there yet, but there's a reason Anunoby is 11th in the NBA in net rating (minimum of 10 games). He was a team-high +25 in tonight's win, hitting 5-of-10 shots. We aren't ready to add Anunoby in standard 9-category leagues, but he's trending up and is worth keeping an eye on. We'd be surprised if the Raptors took him out of the starting lineup at this point. Friday, 7:52 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles with his shot again
    Josh Richardson made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: Yes, this shooting line is brutal and he's been ice cold for almost every game. However, Richardson was outstanding on defense tonight and he's the best perimeter defender on the team, so he's not going to be losing minutes. We've seen him get really hot before and it feels like it's just a matter of time before his shot starts to drop. He still has plenty of pep in his step, so it should click sooner rather than later. Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 22 w/ 10 dimes, 5 triples
    Kyle Lowry scored 22 points with 10 assists, eight rebounds and five 3-pointers in an emphatic win over the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He was remarkably efficient, hitting 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from deep. Lowry's touches have been reduced from 85.0 in 2016-17 to 74.1 in 2017-18, so that could explain why he's only averaging 14.9 points after a career-high 22.4 PPG last season. With Delon Wright (shoulder) out, there's a good chance that Lowry's touches trend up again. Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Victor Oladipo grabs 15 boards, scores 21
    Victor Oladipo grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against the Pistons during a 107-100 win on Friday, adding 21 points, four assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pacers looked like they were dead when they were down 22 points in the third quarter, but they managed to pull out the win with their 36-19 edge in the fourth. Oladipo's minutes have been soaring lately with 35.6 per game over his last five outings with one garbage-time game mixed in, averaging 23.2 points, 6.8 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 treys. He's the real deal. Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) sitting out vs. Denver
    Tony Allen (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was originally expected to play, but the Pelicans will continue to be cautious. Darius Miller has thrived in Allen's absence, averaging 17.0 points, 0.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal and 3.5 triples over his last two games. Friday, 6:21 pm
  • Wayne Selden (right quad) out Saturday
    Wayne Selden (right quad) will not play on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: He just returned to action this week, but it's not clear if he suffered a setback or if the Grizzlies are just resting him. Either way, Selden can't be trusted with Tyreke Evans absolutely rolling. Friday, 3:22 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) ruled out on Friday
    Norman Powell (hip) has been ruled out for Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: That means OG Anunoby will be in the starting lineup again and he should be playing around 30 minutes. Plus, the Raptors are really going to have to lean on Fred VanVleet today and should use a lot of two-PG lineups -- they used FVV next to Lowry for 13 minutes on Wednesday. Powell is actually a decent stash now because Delon Wright (shoulder) was taking his fourth-quarter minutes. Friday, 2:53 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) questionable Sat
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He did go through practice on Friday and has a good chance to return. We should have a reliable update on Augustin either after practice on Friday or following Saturday morning's shootaround. Upon his return, D.J. will replace Shelvin Mack as Elfrid Payton's primary backup. Friday, 8:13 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 13 points vs. Boston
    Klay Thompson made 5-of-18 from the field for 13 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: His first 51 treys were assisted to start this year, but he finally hit one on his own as he brought the ball up in the first half -- he had 13 pullup makes before tonight. He actually missed more 3-pointers tonight than in any other game this season, but he hit the biggest shot for the Warriors in the fourth. Thompson is what he is in fantasy. Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Tony Allen likely to play on Friday
    Tony Allen (knee) is likely going to play against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: Darius Miller has been in one of his best stretches of his NBA career, so it'll be inresting to see how coach Alvin Gentry wants to divide the minutes between Miller, Allen and Dante Cunningham. All three do not have much value in non-deep leagues. Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • D.J. Augustin hopes to play Sat. or Monday
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) hopes to return to game action on Saturday against the Jazz or Monday against the Pacers

    Advice: "I’m leaving it up to the training staff on when I could return, but it’s looking like pretty soon," Augustin said. "It’s hard to sit out. But with a hamstring, you want to be careful with it, because it could recur and I don’t want to go backwards." Dating back to when Augustin went down on Nov. 1, Jonathon Simmons has made it clear he can be a ball handler in the second unit. DJA likely won't hurt Simmons, but Shelvin Mack would likely move out of the rotation. Thursday, 12:14 pm
  • Zach LaVine targeting mid-December
    Zach LaVine (knee) could be cleared for full contact as soon as Nov. 20.

    Advice: While this is good news, the goal for him to start playing isn't until mid-December. The Bulls will also be bringing him along very slowly upon his return, as they have no reason to push him in a rebuilding season. Thursday, 7:05 am
  • Kyle Lowry scores season-high 22 points
    Kyle Lowry posted season-highs with 22 points and 11 rebounds during a 125-116 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday, adding nine assists and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Shockingly, this was his first 20-plus scoring game of the year with two 19-point efforts in his previous two. It's not hard to see what the difference is because Lowry has gone to the line 21 times in the last three games, which is more than the 17 he had in the first 11 games combined. There could still be a chance to buy low on Lowry and his patient owners have to be feeling a lot better. Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 21 points
    Jonas Valanciunas matched his season-high 21 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and five turnovers in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played extremely well on defense in his two games against the Pelicans, so that may explain the uptick. This was the first time all season Valanciunas hit double-digit scoring in consecutive games all year. He played just 20.0 minutes per game in his previous games this month, but he's been efficient as a scorer and on the glass. Maybe there's still a chance to buy low on him. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • OG Anunoby scores five
    OG Anunoby scored five points in his second NBA start with one steal and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had an ACL tear last year, so that explains why the Raptors didn't unleash him after his career night in 30 minutes on Tuesday. With Delon Wright (shoulder) and Norman Powell (hip) banged up, Anunoby is likely looking at big minutes again on Friday against the Knicks. He could be a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues. In non-fantasy news, he's really good. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Malik Monk plays season-low nine minutes
    Malik Monk played a season-low nine minutes on Wednesday, scoring five points with three boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The rookie can be cut for a hot free agent now that Nicolas Batum (elbow) is healthy, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has returned from a personal absence, and Jeremy Lamb is locked into solid minutes with the second unit. We'll let you know if he emerges with reliable value. Wednesday, 8:02 pm
  • Goran Dragic is Mr. Consistency again
    Goran Dragic scored 21 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was hot in the third with all three of his triples coming in that frame. Dragic has consistently been in the 18-23 range for points with 11 of his last 13 games having that point total. Consistency is a good thing in season-long fantasy, so his owners should continue to expect him to flirt with top-50 value and not much else. Wednesday, 7:00 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets two techs, fouls out
    Markieff Morris picked up his sixth personal foul and second technical foul within seconds on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points, two rebounds and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Heat.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble for most of the game with his fourth coming at just past the eight-minute mark in the third, but Morris was hot early with 10 of the first 26 Wizards points to start this one. Morris has only cleared the 24-minute mark just once this year, but it was more about garbage time or other factors. He should be getting closer to 27 minutes in the future, so he's a hold in standard leagues. Wednesday, 6:43 pm
  • Norman Powell out, OG Anunoby starting
    Norman Powell (hip) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, allowing OG Anunoby to earn another start.

    Advice: Anunoby played very well through 30 minutes as a starter on Tuesday, registering 16 points, three triples, two boards, one assist and one steal, although head coach Dwane Casey said he will try and keep his minutes down on the second leg of a back-to-back, thus limiting his DFS appeal. The Raptors play again Friday vs. New York and we'll be considering Powell questionable for that one, but he's been too up-and-down this season to warrant a hold in standard 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 3:42 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) out Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Tony Allen (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be Allen's third straight game on the sidelines with the knee issue, and he's being listed as day-to-day. E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark will likely be splitting his minutes, but that means very little in fantasy hoops. Wednesday, 3:34 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie returned to action on Tuesday November 14. Tuesday, 10:47 pm
  • Kyle Lowry double-doubles in win over HOU
    Kyle Lowry hit just 4-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers, but also made 9-of-10 free throws for 19 points, five rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in 37 minutes of Tuesday's 129-113 spanking of the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Advice: This was just his fourth double-double of the season and while the shooting wasn't great, Lowry's owners have to be feeling better with his play of late. He's averaging 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.8 3-pointers over his last four games and is still an elite fantasy point guard, despite his slow start to the season. Tuesday, 8:05 pm
  • OG Anunoby scores 16 with three 3's in start
    OG Anunoby started for the Raptors on Tuesday and hit 6-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for a career-high 16 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He got the start with Norman Powell (hip) out and could get more, as we don't yet know when Powell will be back. This was OG's first game in double digits, but he'd been playing pretty well, scoring either seven or eight points in his previous three games. He's not a must-own in 12-team leagues, but is worth keeping an eye on. His defense on James Harden (8-of-25 shooting) was great tonight and part of the reason the Raptors were able to beat the Rockets 129-113. Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie scores 12 w/ 11 assists
    Spencer Dinwiddie started at point guard and double-doubled with 12 points and 11 assists in Tuesday's loss to Boston.

    Advice: Dinwiddie didn't play against the Jazz on Saturday due to a hamstring injury, but it's a really good sign that he was able to play 34 minutes. His shot wasn't falling (4-of-14 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), but Dinwiddie made some really nice plays and added four rebounds with one block and one 3-pointer. D'Angelo Russell (knee) is expected to miss "several games" even though coach Kenny Atkinson said he's day-to-day, so Dinwiddie could have some really nice short-term value if you can live with his rough field goal percentage. Tuesday, 7:10 pm
  • OG Anunoby starting vs. Houston
    OG Anunoby is in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Houston.

    Advice: Norman Powell (right hip pointer) is sitting out and his timetable is murky at best. Anunoby should see minutes in the mid-20s and is worth a look in deeper leagues as a source of hustle stats. Look for C.J. Miles to see an uptick in minutes as well. Tuesday, 4:45 pm
  • Dinwiddie, Crabbe, RHJ, Carroll, Booker start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker will start vs. the Celtics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dinwiddie was the suspected D'Angelo Russell replacement, but it's interesting that Booker will be replacing Timofey Mozgov in the starting five tonight. As for Dinwiddie, he's played well in limited minutes (22.3) this season with averages of 9.8 points, 4.9 dimes, 1.5 triples and just 1.1 turnovers per contest, so he's certainly someone to consider throwing out there in daily leagues. Tuesday, 3:40 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) unlikely for Wed
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) is making progress but is unlikely to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Per Orlando beat reporter John Denton, Augustin was getting shots up after practice and is "getting closer," but will likely sit out at least one more game. After Wednesday, the Magic don't play again until Saturday, so Augustin will have three more days to let his hamstring heal. Shelvin Mack will continue to serve as Elfriid Payton's backup. Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Tony Allen (left knee inflammation) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Allen has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and it's looking like that number could hit three on Wednesday night. If he's out again, Ian Clark could see his minutes in the 20s, but that's not enough floor time for him to make a difference in fantasy hoops. Tuesday, 11:43 am
  • Norman Powell (hip) ruled out on Tuesday
    Norman Powell (right hip pointer) has officially been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Powell not playing has been the expected outcome since he injured his hip during Sunday's game and left the arena on crutches. He has ditched the crutches but is not yet ready to return to game action. With Powell sidelined, C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby will soak up additional minutes. Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Norman Powell (right hip) remains doubtful
    Coach Dwane Casey says Norman Powell (right hip) remains doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Casey told reporters after shootaround: "I don’t think he’s going to play." We should have confirmation when Casey speaks with the media prior to tip-off. C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby will see an uptick in minutes with Powell sidelined. Tuesday, 10:02 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 17 in revenge game
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points (7-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) against his former Nuggets in a 99-82 win on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He's now 2-0 against his old teammates. Nurk was forcing things tonight with revenge on his mind, turning the ball over a season-high seven times. The good news is that he seemed healthy after struggling with a lower back issue over the weekend, and he played twice the amount of minutes as Ed Davis (four points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes). Next up for Portland is a home game against Orlando on Wednesday before a back-to-back set against the Kings this weekend. Monday, 9:33 pm
  • Markieff Morris struggles vs. Kings
    Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-9 shots and was 0-for-5 from downtown for four points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in just 20 minutes of Monday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Morris was cleared to play as many as 28 minutes tonight, but the game was a blowout and he simply wasn't needed, nor was he playing very well. Tonight was a disappointment after he averaged 17 points in his previous two games, but he should bounce back on Wednesday against the Heat. Monday, 6:49 pm
  • Derrick Walton Jr. sent down to the G-League
    Derrick Walton Jr. has been assigned to Miami's G-League affiliate.

    Advice: He's on a two-way contract, so he'll be spending a lot of time with the Skyforce this season. Monday, 3:38 pm
  • Markieff Morris to play 26-28 mins Monday
    Markieff Morris will see his minutes increased to the 26-28 range for Monday's matchup with the Kings.

    Advice: Morris' minutes have only gone into the mid-20s once since his return from the hernia, but he's slowly getting closer to his typical workload. As Morris' minutes rise, Kelly Oubre's playing time will likely start trending in the opposite direction. Monday, 2:27 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) doubtful for Tuesday
    Norman Powell (right hip) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: The good news is that Powell was no longer sporting crutches at Monday's practice, but the bad news is that he's doubtful and did not participate. OG Anunoby started the second half on Sunday night when Powell went out, which we could see again on Tuesday, and there will also be more minutes available for C.J. Miles. Stay tuned. Monday, 12:31 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie expected to start Tuesday
    Spencer Dinwiddie (hamstring) is expected to start Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Dinwiddie missed Saturday's game with a minor hamstring issue, but with D'Angelo Russell (knee) going down, Dinwiddie will power through his injury and try and help fill the void left by D-Lo. Dinwiddie has been sneaky good this season with averages of 9.8 points, 1.5 triples, 4.9 dimes, 0.9 steals and 1.1 turnovers per contest in 22.3 minutes a night, so if you're okay with some up-and-down shooting (38.4 FG%), Dinwiddie is worth a speculative pickup. Monday, 12:22 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 28 points
    The Pacers lost at home on Sunday, despite Victor Oladipo scoring a game-high 28 points on 11-of-17 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This gives VO six games with at least 25 points this year, something he's never done more than eight times in a season. He added four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and one steal tonight, and his minutes were a game-high. After a three-game shooting slump this month, Oladipo has responded with stellar 22-of-37 shooting (59.5%) in his past two games. Sunday, 5:57 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (hamstring) ruled out Monday
    D.J. Augustin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is officially questionable but it sounds like he'll be ready to go, which would bump Shelvin Mack to the second unit. Augustin isn't expected to play during Orlando's road trip, so he'll likely get another DNP vs. Portland on Wednesday. Sunday, 4:33 pm
  • Josh Richardson notches 15/5/4 with full line
    Josh Richardson had 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block during Sunday's 112-103 loss vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: J-Rich isn't jumping off the stat sheet this year, but he's salvaging some value with 0.8 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.5 triples per game. Poor FG percentages and low assists have limited him to low-end value, but this is a timely reminder of his upside. He's on plenty of waiver wires, too, so seek him out if you need defensive stats and 3-pointers. Sunday, 4:05 pm
  • OG Anunoby starts second half sans Powell
    OG Anunoby started the second half of Sunday's loss to the Celtics with Norman Powell (hip) going down but finished with just seven points, four boards, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Powell was spotted leaving the arena on crutches, so he could be missing time moving forward, which would open up a ton of opportunity for Anunoby. He probably won't be bringing many offensive statistics to the box score, but if he could settle into a role in the mid-20s, he might be able to do enough with the triples and steals to warrant a roster spot in deeper settings. He's on the radar. Sunday, 3:52 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 19 points with seven dimes
    Kyle Lowry scored an efficient 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, seven assists, one rebound, one steal and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Lowry started the game out ultra-aggressive and racked up five free throws within the first two minutes of the game, but then he got into some foul trouble during the third quarter and that kind of took him out of his rhythm. Still, he's been trending up over the past week with averages of 18.0 points, 4.7 boards, 6.7 assists, 3.0 triples and 2.3 turnovers per game, which has been good enough for top-30 value in 9-cat leagues. He also passed Andrea Bargnani (6,581) for fourth on Raptors all-time scoring list in this one, but he's still a long ways away from catching Vince Carter (9,420). Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Norman Powell (right hip) leaves on crutches
    Norman Powell (right hip) left the arena on crutches after Sunday's game.

    Advice: It was called a hip pointer injury and although the crutches aren't a good sign, we'll wait for an update before speculating as to the severity. If Powell isn't ready to play vs. the Rockets on Tuesday, C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby should be called on to absorb his minutes. Sunday, 3:23 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic dismisses back injury, benching
    Jusuf Nurkic dealt with a sore lower back after Friday's game, but he said it's not an issue and he'll be ready to go vs. Denver on Monday.

    Advice: Nurkic and coach Terry Stotts' decision to bench him for most of the fourth quarter, in favor of Ed Davis. "I respect coach's decision," Nurk said. "And to be honest, I never have a better coach than Stotts. So, there's [not] anything wrong." Stotts said that he stuck with Davis because the team was on a run with him in the game, adding, "It wasn't so much about Nurk." We'll keep an eye on this situation, but there's no cause for immediate concern. Sunday, 2:53 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic dealing with a sore back
    Jusuf Nurkic said he skipped talking to reporters following Friday's loss to the Nets because he was in the treatment room getting his back worked on.

    Advice: This perhaps could explain why Nurkic did not play most of the fourth quarter of Friday's loss, but hopefully, this isn't something that affects his status for Monday's game against the Nuggets. Just to be safe, we'll though him on the injury report, and owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Sunday, 2:09 pm
  • Norman Powell (hip) will not return Sunday
    Norman Powell exited Sunday's game with a right hip pointer injury, and he will not return.

    Advice: Powell was able to limp his way back to the locker room after taking a knee from Aron Baynes, but was ruled out pretty quickly, so for now, we're going to have to consider him questionable for Tuesday's game in Houston. He'll end his evening with one rebound, one assist, one steal and zero points in seven minutes and his absence should lead to more minutes for C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby. Sunday, 1:19 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) out Monday vs. Atlanta
    Tony Allen (left knee inflammation) will miss Monday's matchup with the Hawks.

    Advice: This will be Allen's second straight game on the sidelines, but head coach Alvin Gentry indicated that they're just being cautious with the 35-year-old veteran, so maybe he'll be able to get back out there for Wednesday's game against the Raptors. With Allen out, Ian Clark should see an uptick in minutes, but that doesn't mean much. Sunday, 12:31 pm
  • Pelicans just being cautious w/ Allen
    Head coach Alvin Gentry said the Pelicans are just being cautious with Tony Allen (left knee).

    Advice: "He’s got a lot of years and a lot of miles on him," Gentry said of Allen. "There’s going to be little hurts and pains that may keep him out a game or so, but it’s not anything that I’d spend any time worrying about." After sitting out on Saturday, there's a good chance that the 35-year-old Allen will be back in the lineup on Monday vs. the Hawks. He's averaging just 4.8 points and 2.2 rebounds this season, so fantasy owners can keep ignoring him. Sunday, 8:36 am
  • Wayne Selden (quad) makes season debut
    Wayne Selden (right quad) returned to action on Saturday with five points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist and one turnover in four minutes.

    Advice: Selden only played in garbage time and he's not a guy to own while Tyreke Evans, Ben McLemore and impressive rookie Dillon Brooks are all healthy. That said, he's had impressive stretches both last season and over the summer, so keep him in mind if injuries thin out the Grizzlies' rotation. Saturday, 7:49 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 18 points in 20 mins
    Markieff Morris scored 18 points with four rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers in just 20 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He made 8-of-10 from the field, so he's heating up in a hurry with his 6-of-7 line on Thursday. Morris played through a knee injury on Thursday, so coming out strong today is a great sign, especially with how he's had problems with that before. He hasn't been unleashed yet because of garbage time or small injuries, but his playing time should start trending up soon. Plus, the Wizards want to play him at the five. Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • Jared Dudley hopes to play in 1-2 weeks
    Jared Dudley (knee) said he hopes to play in 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: The good news is the MRI was negative, so there is nothing structurally wrong after Josh Jackson fell on his leg on Friday. With Dudley out, this should give Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender some new life. Saturday, 4:56 pm
  • Selden behind McLemore
    Wayne Selden is behind Ben McLemore in the rotation for now.

    Advice: He was a summer league star, but a quad injury in the preseason slowed him down. If any of the Grizzlies wings need to miss time, Selden will likely be an understudy. Saturday, 4:38 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie out; Trevor Booker in
    Spencer Dinwiddie (hamstring) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday and Trevor Booker (back) is available.

    Advice: We should see Isaiah Whitehead in the rotation tonight while the Nets wings should also be getting more run after Dinwiddie has played next to D'Angelo Russell more these days. Dinwiddie fantasy owners should still hold him. Saturday, 4:25 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will not play
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: The good news an MRI came back clean, so he is only day-to-day. That means Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender should take on most of the power forward minutes, and maybe even Josh Jackson gets some after his best game. Dudley will likely be brought back slowly after his Friday injury. Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Tony Allen (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Tony Allen (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: We've seen the Grizzlies rest Allen a heck of a lot for knee soreness, so this is not surprising whatsoever. Allen has been used as a small forward almost exclusively, so Dante Cunningham and Darius Miller could play slightly more. Plus, the Clippers go small a ton, so this should help Jameer Nelson get a slight bump. Saturday, 2:00 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (hamstring) is questionable
    Spencer Dinwiddie (right hamstring tightness) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets are one of the most cautious teams in the NBA, so there's a very really chance Dinwiddie can't give it a go. If he's out, Isaiah Whitehead would be moving into the rotation as the backup point guard. Plus, Dinwiddie has played around 5-8 minutes per game next to D'Angelo Russell, so that means more playing time for Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe and Joe Harris. Saturday, 11:28 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie scores nine points
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored nine points with three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He did play a few minutes next to D'Angelo Russell, which is something coach Kenny Atkinson wants to see more of. Dinwiddie has actually been at his best in the second unit and he's still getting minutes in the low 20s almost every night. He hasn't been as good as earlier this month, but he does have value if you need PG stats. Friday, 10:21 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 21 points vs. Nets
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 21 points with five rebounds and one assist on 10-of-20 shooting in 25 minutes in Friday's 101-97 loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Nurk was benched for the final 11:07 of this game and we're not sure why because he was having his way with the Nets early. The Nets have given up the fifth most fantasy points to centers this season, making coach Terry Stott's decision to pull him even more confusing. We'll look for an explanation, but his owners should expect a monster revenge game against Denver on Monday. For what it's worth, Nurk ate them alive last season with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Goran Dragic goes for 18 points on Friday
    Goran Dragic finished with 18 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal across 33 minutes on Friday at Utah.

    Advice: Dragic hit 7-of-17 from the field, but it wasn't all great. He also committed five turnovers. Still, he kept alive his streak with at least one triple in all 12 games this season, and he remains a player with Top 50 potential. He contributes favorably in all categories except for blocked shots. Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will not return
    Jared Dudley (right knee) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Friday and will not return.

    Advice: Josh Jackson fell on Dudley's shin and caused his leg to hyperextend. Dudley flexed his knee for about 30 seconds and was able to hobble back to the locker room under his own power. With him out, it'll be more Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and Josh Jackson. Friday, 7:56 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 25 points
    Victor Oladipo posted a game-high 25 points with six rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals across 31 minutes in Friday's 105-87 win in Chicago.

    Advice: Oladipo hit 11-of-20 from the floor and he finished with a plus-17. The former standout at Indiana University is enjoying being back in the Hoosier State as a pro, posting 20 or more points in nine games while hitting double digits in each of his past 13 outings. His previous career best was 17.9 PPG back in 2014-15 with the Magic, but he's on pace to smash that since he's averaging better than 22 points per contest currently. Friday, 7:49 pm
  • Wayne Selden (quad) to play in G-League Fri
    Wayne Selden (quad) practiced on Thursday and will play for the Grizzlies’ G League affiliate, Memphis Hustle, on Friday night.

    Advice: Selden has yet to appear in a game this season but is inching closer to a return. "I’m getting back healthy now. I’m happy to get back out there," said Selden. "Practicing (Thursday) was big for me. To be able to get out there and play will be big." Selden played well late last season and was impressive in summer league, but it will be tough for him to find much playing time considering how well Tyreke Evans and Dillon Brooks have been performing this season. Friday, 6:21 am
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic scores nine in win
    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored nine points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's probably the most confident player on the team, but coach Dave Joerger went with Justin Jackson over Bogdanovic to close this game out. Bogdanovic is starting to add some defensive stats and his six attempts from deep were a career high, but it figures to be a bumpy ride in fantasy. Plus, Justin Jackson getting hot doesn't help the Serbian swingman. Thursday, 10:03 pm
  • Otto Porter scores 20 w/ 11 boards in win
    Otto Porter scored 20 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes vs. the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: This was his third double-double of the season and Porter was efficient once again, hitting 9-of-16 shots and his only free throw. The Wizards rewarded Porter with a max deal over the offseason and so far it's paying dividends, as he's averaging 17.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.3 triples on 57.1 percent shooting. He's been a top-10 player in standard 9-cat leagues and is proving that his top-24 finish from last season was no fluke. Thursday, 7:35 pm
  • Norman Powell continuing not to play late
    Norman Powell played 18 minutes with eight points, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey still doesn't trust Powell in the clutch and tonight it was OG Anunoby taking his minutes late in this game -- we've seen Delon Wright also take time from him. Powell has only played in the fourth quarter for just four games on the year and that accounts for only 21 of his 243 minutes, so he may have some work to do to get minutes in the upper 20s per game. It'll be tough to count on him on a nightly basis. Thursday, 7:22 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 16 pts in 17 minutes
    Markieff Morris played through a knee issue on Thursday vs. the Lakers with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist and two triples in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He complained about some knee tightness in the first quarter and briefly went to the locker room, but Morris looked great for the most part when he was out there. In addition to his knee, Morris said his ankle never really got back to 100 percent since tweaking it in the Boston playoff series, but tests have revealed no damage. If anything, this will give the Wizards plenty of reason to continue bringing him along slowly. Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 18 points with seven dimes
    Kyle Lowry scored 18 points with six rebounds, seven assists, and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: The bad news is he didn't go to the line at all in this game, which has been an alarming trend on the year. He's on pace for a career-low 1.5 free throw attempts per game and is isn't anywhere close to his 6.1 per game from last year or 6.4 in 2015-16. He's obviously not attacking nearly as much, so maybe that'll change. After a brutal start, Lowry finally taking some shots and cleared a 20.0 usage rate for the three straight games before this one -- he did not have consecutive such games before this streak. He's trending up, so there could still be a chance to buy-low at a nice discount for a guy who could still be an early-round performer. Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • OG Anunoby closes out against NO
    OG Anunoby scored eight points with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He continues to make an impact without touching the ball much. Coach Dwane Casey even put him on a red-hot Jrue Holiday late in this game, so Anunoby has more trust on the defensive end than almost anyone expected. He's starting to creep into late-round value in deeper leagues, so keep an eye on him. Thursday, 7:19 pm
  • Markieff Morris returns to game action
    Markieff Morris (left leg) returned to Thursday's game against the Lakers in the second quarter.

    Advice: After a trip to the locker room, Morris spent plenty of time on a stationary bike in the first half. He seems to be moving fine now that he's back, so expect him to get his normal playing time in the second half. Thursday, 5:02 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes to the locker room
    Markieff Morris went to the locker room in the first quarter on Thursday.

    Advice: He was trying to get around a screen, but it looked like he pulled something. Morris committed an intentional foul to get out of the game, and had a trainer look at his left knee on the bench. He was able to walk to the bench and to the locker room under his own power. Kelly Oubre is going to play more than expected tonight. Thursday, 4:22 pm
  • Clifford says Monk should be a combo guard
    Coach Steve Clifford said Malik Monk should continue to be a combo guard and he would have to be a point guard to be a starter in the NBA.

    Advice: Clifford talked up Monk's pick-and-roll game, which is a huge part of what the Hornets do on offense -- only James Harden has more PNR possessions per game than Kemba Walker (Synergy). Monk is starting to turn the corner with two 20-plus scoring games in his last four, but he still has to add a little more to his stat line to be a reliable fantasy option. Thursday, 1:20 pm
  • D.J. Augustin likely out next four games
    D.J. Augustin is not expected to play in Orlando's four-game road trip.

    Advice: The trip begins on Friday in Phoenix and ends on Nov. 15, so this rules him out for the next week. "I don’t anticipate that [D.J. can play on the trip]," coach Frank Vogel said. "He’s really just in the mindset that he’s going to continue to try to improve and see how he responds from treatment." The good news for Orlando is that Elfrid Payton returned on Wednesday and looked great, so they will take their time bringing Augustin back. Shelvin Mack will hold down the fort as the backup PG in the meantime. Thursday, 9:57 am
  • Omri Casspi solid w/ Durant out Wednesday
    Omri Casspi posted 13 points, three rebounds, three blocks, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: The journeyman forward was gifted extra minutes tonight for a few reasons -- Kevin Durant (thigh) was out, and the Warriors turned it into a blowout after halftime. Durant is day-to-day and Casspi's season-long production has been irrelevant in fantasy leagues. Avoid him. Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 29 points in win vs. PHX
    Goran Dragic scored 29 points during a 126-115 win in Phoenix on Wednesday, adding nine rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He's one of a handful of former Phoenix point guards to not want to play there anymore, so the revenge narrative won't be going away when he comes back. Dragic also saw four more minutes above his average because of Tyler Johnson (illness) not playing tonight. Dragic is still on cruise control as he continues to flirt with 20 points per game while helping in every other category except for blocks as a high-volume point guard. He should flirt with top-50 value all season. Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Josh Richardson scores four points
    Josh Richardson scored four points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes before fouling out against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The official scorer may have short-changed him on a block against Devin Booker in this game, but this is still one of his worst games overall. Richardson did get into some foul trouble in the first quarter and he may have taken a knee to his thigh in the first, as well. Despite how he's still at just 38 percent from the field and his offense hasn't really showed up, he's still be able to hold late-round value in standard leagues. He's still a hold and could start to climb fast once his jumper starts to fall. Wednesday, 9:39 pm
  • Jared Dudley gets 23 minutes, score 13
    Jared Dudley scored a season-high 13 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Suns desperately need some help in their second unit offense, so it looks like Dudley is the answer for now. Coach Jay Triano has said he is looking to get Dudley more playing time and he's coming off a 21-minute Monday, so these minutes may come at the expense of Dragan Bender due to how he's holding the team back on O. Dudley is likely going to lose his playing time at some point in the near future, but he could have short-term value in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 9:17 pm
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