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  • Harrison Barnes scores 24 in win
    Harrison Barnes finished with 24 points in Monday's 96-89 win against the visiting Heat.

    Advice: Barnes hit nine of his 18 field-goal attempts while snagging four rebounds and adding an assist. He was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe to please his rotisserie owners. Despite dropping two dozen on the Heat, Barnes is still averaging just 18.5 PPG in 11 February outings, or about 1.5 points short of his season average. He averaged 20-plus in each of his first three full months, so February has been a challenge for Barnes and his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Luke Babbitt doesn't do much in start
    Luke Babbitt finished scoreless with five rebounds over 16 minutes in Monday's start against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Babbitt didn't do much in the start, misfiring on his only attempt from the floor. He remains in head coach Erik Spoelstra's starting five, but he is doing next to nothing to help fantasy owners. Avoid him in all leagues unless you need a cheap source of rebounds in the deepest of formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:38 pm
  • Al Horford quiet in loss to Hawks
    Al Horford hit just 3-of-9 shots for six points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: No revenge game for Horford tonight and he's officially in a concerning slump, averaging just 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. He's been especially bad in his last four, scoring in single digits in four straight games for the first time since 2009, but the chances of him breaking out of his funk on Wednesday against Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers seem to be pretty good. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:13 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha plays well in start
    Thabo Sefolosha started over Tim Hardaway on Monday and racked up 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: Sefolosha is known for his D, but came through across the board tonight. He didn't do much in his previous two games since returning from a groin injury, but now that he's starting, he's worth keeping an eye on. But sadly, this might end up being one of his best games of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:52 pm
  • Paul Millsap double-doubles in win
    Paul Millsap hit 7-of-18 shots for 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes of Monday's 114-98 win over the Celtics.

    Advice: This was a nice win for the Hawks and there's a pretty decent chance the two teams will meet in the playoffs, since that's what usually seems to happen. Millsap's rebounding has been way down in February (5.8 per game), but he got back on track tonight, although he was helped by the fact Dwight Howard was ejected, forcing Millsap to play some center. In fact, this was his first double-double since he had 37 points and 19 boards on Jan. 29 against the Knicks. Hopefully this is a sign that he's ready to start racking up double-digit boards again. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:48 pm
  • Ty Lawson starting, Tyreke Evans to bench
    Ty Lawson will start on Monday vs. the Wolves, sending Tyreke Evans back to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings shuffle their lineups quite often, so don't read too much into this. Lawson is more of a deep-league guy right now with averages of 6.0 points and 4.0 assists in his last two games, while Evans' value should be safe regardless of where he starts the game -- the Kings are thin on the wings right now and Arron Afflalo (hamstring) and Garrett Temple (hamstring) are both out Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:30 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 27 in win over Philly
    Kevin Durant returned from a one-game absence due to his left hand injury and hit 8-of-17 shots, a 3-pointer and 10-of-11 free throws for 27 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block in Monday's 119-108 win over the Sixers.

    Advice: It was great to see KD back in action and while it wasn't his most efficient line of the season, he did enough of everything to help his owners, as usual. Hopefully the hand feels good in the morning and he's good to go until his next rest day. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:18 pm
  • P.J. Tucker held to two points
    P.J. Tucker scored two points with five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: It looks like Tucker will settle into a role of about 25-28 minutes on his new team. He's not going to look for his shot too often, so he's going to have to rack up steals to hold onto his value. We're not optimistic about his fantasy value going forward and you should have a better option on your wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 pm
  • Iman Shumpert continues to struggle
    Iman Shumpert hit just one bucket on four attempts in Monday's 102-95 victory against the Bucks, finishing with a mere three points.

    Advice: Shump is in a long-term slump, posting a .267 field-goal percentage (16-of-60) over the past nine outings. He hasn't had a double-digit scoring performance since Jan. 29. The veteran missed time earlier in the month due to an ankle injury, and perhaps he is not quite 100 percent recovered from that ailment. He has just been terrible lately and he is not helping any fantasy players at the moment. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:08 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 16 in loss
    Gerald Henderson started at shooting guard and hit 4-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Hendo only had nine points in his previous game, but is still averaging 13.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 38 percent shooting over his last five. He's far from a must-own player, but as long as he's starting and getting 28 minutes a game, he's worth a DFS punt look on most nights. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:07 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 15 points in win
    Serge Ibaka scored 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: With Kyle Lowry (wrist) fully expected to miss several weeks, there are suddenly a lot of shots up for grabs in Toronto. Ibaka added four rebounds, one block and two triples in 34 minutes, and because of his mobility on defense, the Raptors will likely close a lot of games with him at center at the expensive of Jonas Valanciunas. He's easily the second best Raptor to own going forward behind DeMar DeRozan. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 pm
  • Derrick Williams efficient from field
    Derrick Williams posted 14 points in 27 minutes off the bench in Monday's 102-95 victory against the Bucks.

    Advice: Williams was very efficient from the floor, connecting of five of his seven field goal attempts, including two of his four tries from 3-pointer land. He added seven rebounds in 27 minutes, too. His 14 points was his second-highest total of the year, with his best performance of 17 points coming against the Cavs when he was a member of the Heat earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:03 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits game-winner, scores 37
    DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points and hit the game-winning shot in a 92-91 victory over the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: DeRozan buried a mid-range jumper over the outstretched arms of Derrick Rose with just 1.9 seconds left on the clock. He's going to be a busy man with Kyle Lowry (wrist surgery) out for several weeks, so his fantasy owners should get used to some monster lines -- DeRozan has a 41.0 usage rate with Lowry off the court. He shot 13-of-25 from the field and 10-of-13 from the line, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple. You can check out his game-winner in the link below. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:42 pm
  • Michael Beasley suffers left knee sprain
    Michael Beasley suffered a left knee sprain on Monday vs. the Cavs and will not return.

    Advice: The Bucks initially called Jabari Parker's injury a knee sprain, so Beasley isn't out of the woods yet and will likely have additional tests. He was in obvious pain and could only put a little bit of weight on his leg as his teammates helped him back to the locker room. He finished with 11 points in nine minutes. Mirza Teletovic will get a short-term boost with Khris Middleton resting tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:08 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (hamstring) out Monday
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Kings will continue to play it safe with the veteran. The Kings are tanking and Afflalo's contract for next season isn't guaranteed, so his outlook is poor going forward. Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Ben McLemore will pick up the bulk of the wing minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:44 pm
  • John Henson starting, Maker to the bench
    John Henson will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Cavs, sending Thon Maker back to the bench.

    Advice: The Bucks will roll out a starting five featuring Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Snell, Michael Beasley, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Henson, so maybe Henson can see his minutes in the 20s tonight. Maker has been starting, but he's only been playing minutes in the teens, so his move to the bench doesn't really have much of an impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:55 pm
  • Michael Beasley will start Monday vs. CLE
    Michael Beasley will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Cavs, with Khris Middleton (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: This was the expected move, and Beasley could be flirting with minutes in the 30s tonight. He's been scoring very efficiently lately, so he could be worth a look as a streamer, although with a tough matchup in what will likely be a down-tempo game he isn't the best DFS target. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:02 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hand) will play Monday vs. PHI
    Kevin Durant (hand) will play Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Durant was probably heading into this one, so no surprises here. With Durant back in action, Patrick McCaw will return to the bench, and guys like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will sacrifice some touches on offense. Additionally, head coach Steve Kerr said that he will not be resting any of his guys for Monday's game against the 76ers or Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:45 pm
  • Report: Omri Casspi (thumb) clears waivers
    Omri Casspi (thumb) has reportedly cleared waivers.

    Advice: Casspi is currently dealing with a fractured right thumb that is expected to keep him on the sidelines for the next 4-6 weeks, so he probably won't be joining another team this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:20 pm
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  • Tyler Hansbrough signs with D-League team
    Tyler Hansbrough has reportedly signed with a D-League team.

    Advice: Hansbrough will try and prove his worth in the D-League, but even if he's able to land an NBA contract, he won't have any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:50 pm
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  • Kenneth Faried (back) ruled out for Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (back) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: Faried getting ruled out a full 24 hours in advance of the tip-off is slightly concerning, although that could have something to do with the fact that Tuesday's game will be the first of a back-to-back set. Wilson Chandler got the start in his place on Sunday, so he'll likely be looking at another start on Tuesday night. For now, we'll consider Faried questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:12 pm
  • Noah undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery
    Joakim Noah underwent successful arthroscopic left knee surgery on Monday, and he will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: Noah's New York homecoming has been nothing short of disastrous, and it only gets worse when you realize Phil Jackson signed this man to a four-year deal worth $72 million during the offseason. The initial report speculated that Noah could miss the rest of the season after this procedure, so the only positive here is that he'll be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks. Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O'Quinn will be manning the five spot moving forward, and both those guys look like quality speculative adds, with Hernangomez offering the most upside. Noah can be cut everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:11 pm
  • Joakim Noah likely to undergo knee surgery
    Joakim Noah is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season.

    Advice: Just when we thought his contract couldn't look any worse. This report comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, so it's more than credible. Noah's hamstring is the reason he's been sidelined recently, so the knee issue is coming out of nowhere -- this is the same knee he injured back in 2014, but it's reportedly unrelated. We'll have an update when the Knicks address this, but Willy Hernangomez should be picked up in all standard leagues. Kyle O'Quinn gets a nice boost as well. Marc Berman of the NY Post is reporting that Noah's surgery is scheduled for Monday night. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:55 am
  • Sefolosha starting, Hardaway Jr. to bench
    Thabo Sefolosha will start ahead of Tim Hardaway Jr. on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Sefolosha has played in two straight games after returning from a nine-game absence due to a groin injury. He's averaging 7.5 points, 4.1 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 triples in 27 starts this season, so he's more of a deep-league add if you need to stream some steals. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 43 points, hits three 3s
    Blake Griffin made a career-high three 3-pointers vs. Charlotte on Sunday to finish with 43 points (15-of-26 FGs, 10-of-16 FTs), 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Blake's 43 points were the most scored by a Clippers player this season. The Hornets are giving up a league-high 11.3 triples per game and Blake took full advantage of their perimeter defense. He also did plenty of work in the paint, including one soaring putback dunk, and concerns about his explosion after knee surgery are getting quieter on a nightly basis. The star PF even logged 42 minutes with just one turnover tonight, rounding out a stellar performance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Austin Rivers goes quiet in Sunday's OT win
    Austin Rivers vanished during Sunday's game, scoring just five points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, one assist and zero defensive stats in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Rivers came in hot and foul trouble played a role tonight, so most owners should cut him some slack. He hadn't played fewer than 26 minutes in a game since Dec. 30, but owners obviously shouldn't expect the lofty playing time he got while Chris Paul was injured. Rivers is a low-end hold in most situations. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 19 points vs. Clippers
    Jeremy Lamb stepped up in 37 bench minutes on Sunday, scoring 19 points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in a road loss vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Lamb made 5-of-10 field goals and 8-of-8 free throws for his second-highest scoring game of the season, and his contributions were critical in taking pressure off Kemba Walker and Nic Batum. The fifth-year swingman has found a solid niche off Charlotte's bench the past two seasons, but he doesn't typically do enough for standard-league ownership. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist quiet w/ foul trouble
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was limited by foul trouble on Sunday, fouling out with just two points on 1-of-3 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Hornets blew up in the third quarter with an 18-1 run to erase a 17-point deficit, but MKG didn't contribute much to the run. He was out-of-position much of the game defensively, due to Charlotte's lack of frontcourt depth, which is part of the reason he picked up so many fouls. Expect much better vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Nicolas Batum w/ season-high eight 3-pointers
    Nicolas Batum set a new season high with eight 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with 31 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one block in 43 minutes.

    Advice: The Clippers have held opponents to 9.0 threes per game this season, sixth-fewest in the league, which makes Batum's eruption surprising. The fact that all eight of his threes came in the second half and overtime makes it surreal, as he helped the Hornets stay in this game until the bitter end of OT. The veteran has consistently flirted with top-40 value in roto leagues this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (hamstring) questionable Monday
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Kings are likely to play it safe with the veteran, especially since they have no incentive to rush his return. Ben McLemore is playing well, and the Kings just acquired Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans, so there's simply no upside here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • Al Horford has poor night from floor
    Al Horford managed just two field goals on 11 attempts in Sunday's game against the Pistons, finishing with four points, nine rebounds, five assists and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Horford has hit over 45 percent of his shots from the floor overall this season, but he is in a rare shooting slump with just eight field goals on 26 attempts (.308) over the past three outings. He has three straight single-digit point totals in the regular season for the first time since a four-game stretch from March 25-31, 2009. Don't do anything rash, however, as he remains a top-notch fantasy option and is just having temporary struggles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Serge Ibaka gets 18 & 10 w/ full line Sunday
    Serge Ibaka finished Sunday's win vs. Portland with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Ibaka has made a seamless transition to Toronto, to the relief of his fantasy owners, and coach Dwane Casey has clearly encouraged him to shoot from the perimeter. His arrival hasn't been good news for the team's other big men, however, particularly Lucas Nogueira (10 minutes) and Patrick Patterson (19 minutes). Ibaka should continue to flirt with early-round value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:07 pm
  • P.J. Tucker quiet in 21 minutes on Sunday
    P.J. Tucker had a very quiet night on Sunday, coming off Toronto's bench with two points, one rebound and one assist in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: Tucker had a productive debut on Friday with nine points, 10 rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes, but this is more reflective of his role with DeMarre Carroll (32 minutes) healthy. He's still a decent steals specialist, but there should be players with higher upside on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:06 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan powers Raptors w/ 33 points
    DeMar DeRozan powered the Raptors to a 112-106 home win on Sunday, scoring 33 points on 9-of-16 field goals and 15-of-16 free throws, with six boards and two assists.

    Advice: DeRozan had made 27 straight free throws before missing his final attempt tonight, the type of high-volume efficiency that makes it easier to swallow his lack of 3-pointers. He chipped in two steals and one block in 36 minutes, and his owners have to be hoping that Kyle Lowry (wrist) takes his time returning. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:04 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hand) probable Monday vs. 76ers
    Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is probable for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Steve Kerr said that KD's hand has improved enough that he's expected to play. The early update is terrific news for owners in weekly leagues, who can safely keep him locked into their lineups. Patrick McCaw will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:26 pm
  • Michael Beasley scores 17 points off bench
    Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, two steals, one block and four turnovers in 23 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Khris Middleton replaced Beasley in the starting five for Sunday's game, but Middleton will be rested on Monday, meaning Beasley has a good chance of returning to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Cleveland. However, Beasley doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a "must-own" guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hand) questionable for Monday
    Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) is questionable to play Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Durant sat out Saturday's easy win over the Nets, and with a matchup against the 76ers on Monday, Steve Kerr may elect to hold his superstar on the sidelines rather than risk him aggravating the injury against one of the worst teams in the league. Patrick McCaw got the start in his place on Saturday night, but it was Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson who saw the biggest uptick in value sans The Duranchula. It'll be more of the same if Durant is out again on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:50 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) out Sunday vs. Memphis
    Kenneth Faried (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Faried on the sidelines, there will be more minutes available for guys like Wilson Chandler, Juan Hernangomez and Darrell Arthur, with Chandler offering the most upside out of the group. The Nuggets have a back-to-back set coming up, Tuesday in Chicago and Wednesday in Milwaukee, and for now, we'll be considering Faried questionable for those games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:15 am
  • Michael Beasley will come off the bench
    Michael Beasley will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Beasley scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting in his last game, but the Bucks are going to move Khris Middleton into the first unit and that move will more than likely stick. Beasley could draw another start on Monday vs. the Cavaliers if Middleton is rested on the second night of a back-to-back set, so his owners might as well stick with him for at least the next two games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:53 am
  • Harrison Barnes scores 19 points
    Harrison Barnes scored 19 points in a start at power forward against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the Mavs do not want to bench Dirk Nowitzki and they do want to start Nerlens Noel, that means Harry B will go back to his more conventional small forward spot. Barnes does take a 7.1 usage rate hit when he's next to Dirk this season, but his efficiency is also a lot better. Expect Barnes to be a mid-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Nicolas Batum back in a slump
    Nicolas Batum made 4-of-17 from the field for 15 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He's in another shooting slump, which is nothing new for how he plays. He's made just 30.2 percent from the field in his last three games for his 14.2 points per game. Only 11.6 percent of his shots have been at the rim and he's made just 7-of-33 (21.2 percent) outside of the paint in that span. His owners shouldn't be surprised and just have to hope he snaps out of it the next time out against the Clippers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:35 pm
  • Tyreke Evans makes a start for Kings
    Tyreke Evans started against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was likely a matchup-based move for coach Dave Joerger because of Nicolas Batum. Garbage time did keep Evans' minutes down today, but he did play 16 minutes in the first half. Perhaps the Kings won't be limiting 'Reke as much as the Pelicans. The trade looks like a win for him, but he's likely going to be more of a late-round guy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:22 pm
  • Joakim Noah will not play Saturday
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He is also not expected to play on Monday. The Knicks are in no rush to bring him back, especially with how well Willy Hernangomez is playing lately. Noah isn't worth owning while Hernangomez should be owned in all leagues and will be a popular DFS play. Kyle O'Quinn also benefits. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:54 pm
  • Tyreke Evans starting, Ty Lawson to bench
    Tyreke Evans will start and Ty Lawson will move to the bench against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes sense against the bigger Nicolas Batum at shooting guard. A good game from Evans could help him earn more minutes, but the Kings are not likely to extend him past 30 minutes due to his injury history. He should still be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:57 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hand) ruled out Saturday
    Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Durant injured his left hand in a fall during the first half on Thursday night. However, X-rays confirmed it was only a contusion and Durant was able to finish the game in fine fashion. And, before Durant owners get too nervous, it is important to note that the Warriors are playing the NBA's worst team, the Nets, on Saturday. Coach Steve Kerr may simply be using the hand injury as an excuse to give Durant a night off. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson should see extra shots on Saturday, while some combo of Andre Iguodala, Patrick McCaw, Ian Clark and David West will divvy up KD's minutes. Daily Slant: Curry and Thompson see the biggest boost with Durant off the floor. Curry averages 1.58 FanDuel points per minute (437.3-minute sample), which is an increase of 0.25, and Thompson's rate rises 0.22 points to 1.19 FD points per minute (400.4 minutes). Both are great targets in any format. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:55 am
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) doubtful Saturday
    Joakim Noah (left hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Noah has missed each of the Knicks last six games. Willy Hernangomez is expected to draw another start on Saturday. Willy is averaging 11.5 points (on 51.4 percent shooting), 10.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the four games he has started this season. Kyle O'Quinn should also continue to see additional minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:34 am
  • Kenneth Faried (back) questionable Sunday
    Kenneth Faried (back spasms) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Faried, who came into the game with a minor ankle injury, hurt his back after landing awkwardly on Friday night. He was ruled out and did not return to the game. Wilson Chandler, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez should see additional playing time if Faried is unable to suit up on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:26 am
  • Celtics want to get Horford more involved
    The Celtics want to find ways to get Al Horford more involved in the offense.

    Advice: Horford has been underutilized of late. Over Boston's last four games, Horford is averaging just 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. "Definitely, we’ve got to get Horford more involved and that’s my job," Isaiah Thomas said. "I’ll do a better job of getting him the ball Sunday... I’m the point guard of this team and I’ve got to do a better job of getting him the ball in his spots." Hopefully, with the help of his teammates, Horford is able to bounce back and start putting up the numbers fantasy owners have grown accustomed to. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:43 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 29 points vs. Spurs
    Blake Griffin scored 29 points with nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 38 minutes against the Spurs on Friday night.

    Advice: He did take a Dewayne Dedmon shoulder to his cheek and ran to the locker room for about 10 seconds, but he had to come back out to shoot the free throws. Griffin just had a band-aid put over his cheek and it was enough to stop the bleeding, so he stayed in the game. As for his play, Griffin clearly has it going again and looks like an early-round player going forward. He needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:15 am
  • Austin Rivers moves to the bench
    Austin Rivers moved back to the bench on Friday with 23 points, three assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's going to still have a role as a combo wing for the Clippers. Rivers is still likely going to see a drop in overall production and he really won't do too much outside of scoring, he's better for points leagues or deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:08 am
  • Arron Afflalo (hamstring) out Saturday
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) will not play on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf. With Afflalo out again, the Kings will use more two-PG lineups and will keep giving the bulk of the wing minutes to Buddy Hield, Ben McLemore and Tyreke Evans. Afflalo belongs on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha returns on Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha returned on Friday night with two points, four rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes against the Heat.

    Advice: He should be moving back into the starting lineup at some point, but Sefolosha wasn't really playing well before his injury due to his groin. Plus, the rookies, DeAndre Bembry and Taurean Prince, have played well. Leave Thabo on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
  • John Henson enters rotation on Friday
    John Henson was back in the rotation on Friday vs. the Jazz, scoring four points with two rebounds and one block in 13 minutes.

    Advice: After three straight DNP-CDs, Henson was forced into action because Thon Maker had four fouls in 14 minutes. The Bucks were unable to move Greg Monroe at the deadline and the Bucks want to give Maker a look, so Henson's stash appeal isn't great. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Michael Beasley scores 22 points in loss
    Michael Beasley scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes in the loss, adding six rebounds with one turnover. Beasley looks like the primary beneficiary with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season with averages of 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games. His upside is low outside of the scoring category, but feel free to give him a look if he meshes well with your roster. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:16 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores career-high 43 points
    DeMar DeRozan took over against the Celtics for a career-high 43 points during a 107-97 win on Friday, adding five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Without Kyle Lowry (wrist), it was DeMar DeRozan over everything. DeRozan has a whopping 41.4 usage rate in his 517 minutes without Lowry this season, so he would be looking at some massive output while Lowry is on the shelf. The new Raptors, Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker, had a seamless transition on their new team and those lower-usage guys are another positive for DeMar. Expect big numbers from the All-Star. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:05 pm
  • Serge Ibaka worth every penny
    Serge Ibaka made an instant impact in his first game as a Raptor during a win over the Celtics on Friday, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Good defense will work for any team. Coach Dwane Casey's frontcourt of Ibaka, P.J. Tucker and DeMarre Carroll was outstanding late in this game as the closing trio with DeMar DeRozan and Cory Joseph in the backcourt. In fact, the Carroll-Tucker-Ibaka frontcourt had a +97.9 net rating in nine minutes tonight. Ibaka's fantasy value should take a hit, but he could still wind up flirting with early round value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scores 20 points in loss
    Harrison Barnes scored 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting vs. the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Mark Cuban had high praise for Barnes over the break and indicated that he views him as the go-to player for the Mavericks on offense. "We always talk about when is Dirk going to be our second-best player," Cuban said. "I mean, I think we’re past that now. And no one’s happier about that than Dirk." Barnes added six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes, and he will continue to be the focal point of the offense going forward. Nowitzki finished with eight points on 4-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:44 pm
  • P.J. Tucker gets 29 minutes with Raptors
    P.J. Tucker took no time to adjust to his new team in a win over the Celtics on Friday, scoring nine points with 10 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was really good on the defensive end and closed this game out at forward. The Raptors could always use another defender and there was buzz of the team expecting him to guard LeBron James if the two teams meet in the postseason. Maybe he can have some value with his new team, but his upside isn't the most attractive thing out there. We'd like to see him do it again before adding him. Although, if you didn't cut him from his awesome run in Phoenix, you may want to hold him as long as there isn't a hot free agent out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:41 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) will not return
    Kenneth Faried (lower back spasms) will not return on Friday night.

    Advice: He had an awkward landing in this game and tried to play through it, but he was ruled out about 40 minutes later in real time. This is not the same as the ankle injury that had him on the injury report today, but Faried did have back issues in January. If he needs to miss time, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez should benefit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:40 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 20 points
    Gerald Henderson scored 20 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: It was one of his best games of the season on offense, but he did struggle on the other end. With the 76ers likely to get a look at Justin Anderson at some point, it will likely be at Henderson's expense. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • NOP waive Casspi, will sign Reggie Williams
    The Pelicans will waive injured forward Omri Casspi in order to sign Reggie Williams.

    Advice: Casspi is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken thumb, but this is still a bit surprising. We wouldn't expect another team to sign Casspi while he's on the shelf, so leave him on the wire. Reggie Williams likely won't have much value either and this should give Solomon Hill a slight boost. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:12 pm
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  • Kenneth Faried available to play
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is available to play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He played just 14 minutes in his return to the lineup on Thursday. Faried should be looking at more playing time in a very fantasy friendly matchup, but he's more of a low-end guy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:38 pm
  • Serge Ibaka is starting on Friday vs. Boston
    Serge Ibaka is starting on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Raptors are missing Kyle Lowry (wrist), so we won't know for sure how involved Ibaka will be on the offensive end until Toronto is at full strength. Make sure he's in all lineups tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:18 pm
  • Michael Beasley to start again on Friday
    The Bucks will stay with the same lineup in their first game out of the All-Star break Friday vs. Utah: Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Snell, Michael Beasley, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker.

    Advice: Beasley started each of the Bucks last three contests prior to the break. He averaged 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in those three starts. He also reached double-figures in four of Milwaukee's last five games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:41 pm
  • P.J. Tucker available to play on Friday night
    P.J. Tucker is available to play against the Celtics on Friday night.

    Advice: The Raptors kept Serge Ibaka out for his game after a trade, but the Raptors will have Tucker available off the bench. He will likely be used as a second-unit defender, but he could take minutes away from DeMarre Carroll when Carroll goes into one of his numerous slumps. Tucker is more of a drop than an add. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Kevin Durant has a wrap on left hand
    Kevin Durant had a wrap on his left hand at practice on Friday.

    Advice: He braced a fall with his left hand in the first half on Thursday night and an X-ray confirmed he only had a contusion. Durant looked fine following the injury and finished with 25 points, including 15 points in the third quarter. He's not on the injury report, so expect fantasy's No. 1 player to dominate against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:40 pm
  • Omri Casspi officially out 4-6 weeks
    The Pelicans announced Omri Casspi was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb and will miss the next 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: This confirms the reports from Thursday night after Casspi made his Pelicans debut. He was playing very well in this 24 minutes with 12 points, but now the team will have to turn more to Solomon Hill and Dante Cunningham. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:01 pm
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  • Kenneth Faried is probable
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is probable to play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He is fully expected to play. Faried did not fare well in his return to the lineup on Thursday with just two points on 1-of-7 from the field in 14 minutes -- all seven shots were within six feet. With the Nuggets close to full strength, Faried may only be a low-end guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:15 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will return Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) will return Friday night vs. Miami.

    Advice: Sefolosha has missed nine straight games due to the injury to his left groin. He will come off the bench on Friday, as coach Mike Budenholzer said Tim Hardaway Jr. will remain in the starting lineup for at least the "next few games." Hardway has played extremely well with Thabo sidelined, which means Sefolosha's minutes will likely be limited in the immediate future. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
  • P.J. Tucker is unlikely to play Friday night
    P.J. Tucker is unlikely to make his Raptors debut Friday night vs. Boston.

    Advice: Tucker was dealt from Phoenix to Toronto on Thursday afternoon. Tucker's fantasy value takes a hit as a result of this trade. He was averaging 30-plus minutes a night over the last few months in Phoenix. In Toronto, he will have to split playing time with DeMarre Carroll and Norman Powell. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:51 am
  • Serge Ibaka to make Raps debut on Friday
    Serge Ibaka is expected to make his debut with the Raptors on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: We will get our first indication of how coach Dwane Casey plans to employ Ibaka and the rest of the Raps rotation behind him. Assuming Ibaka is installed as the starter, his minutes and production should remain steady. However, Patrick Patterson, Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl will have to fight for playing time off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:40 am
  • Tyreke Evans scores 15 points in win
    Tyreke Evans played 26 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer off the bench.

    Advice: He played the three for the Kings in this game, but he handled the ball in both halfcourt and in transition. Interestingly, Evans took DeMarcus Cousins' old locker and vice versa in New Orleans. The Kings also going to Evans for 26 minutes right out of the gate is an encouraging sign for his playing time going forward. He is injury prone, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:59 pm
  • Kevin Durant fills stat sheet in win over LAC
    Kevin Durant fought through a left hand injury and finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes of Thursday's 123-113 win over the Clippers.

    Advice: While he might have done even more had he not gone to the locker room for X-rays, owners aren't about to complain about this one, especially with just one turnover. Durant appears to have avoided a serious injury, as it's just being called a hand contusion, so look for him to keep rolling over the final several weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:49 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 19 in loss to Warriors
    Austin Rivers hit 7-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Is this the last hurrah for Rivers? Maybe not, but all signs are pointing to Chris Paul returning from his thumb injury on Friday night against the Spurs. Rivers, for the most part, has been rolling since CP3 went down, starting most nights and averaging 14.4 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games. With Paul on the verge of coming back, Rivers will surely take a hit. Don't drop him just yet, but once Paul proves he's healthy and ready to roll, and once Rivers' minutes take the hit that's coming, owners will be thankful they pre-planned for what's coming. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:29 pm
  • Kenneth Faried only scores two in return
    Kenneth Faried only scored two points in a start against the Kings on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes.

    Advice: It was a bad line, but it wasn't all bad news for a guy who was listed as doubtful to play yesterday. Mason Plumlee didn't play any power forward minutes, Darrell Arthur was a DNP-CD, and Juancho Hernangomez wasn't in the rotation. Faried's value is capped with the Nuggets close to full strength, so he's only a borderline hold. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 pm
  • Blake Griffin still sluggish after break
    Blake Griffin, who scored just 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting in his last game before the All-Star break, hit just 3-of-13 shots for 12 points, five rebounds and eight assists in Thursday's 123-113 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Maybe it was the Warriors' defense, but Griffin looked a little sluggish tonight, and he's struggled a bit in his last two games. Look for him to take out his frustrations on the hapless Nets on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:21 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores five points
    Iman Shumpert scored five points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He did have some lukewarm trade rumors surrounding him in the last couple days due to the Cavs needing a point guard. Additionally, Shumpert has not been the same since returning from his ankle injury, making just 30.4 percent from the field in his last three games. He was on fire when he was starting last month, but he's probably not worth owning until he shows signs of life again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:11 pm
  • Kevin Durant returns after hand scare
    Kevin Durant had X-rays taken on his left hand after the first quarter of Thursday's game and then quickly returned to action in the second quarter.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and it's being called a contusion, so it looks like Durant's owners, as well as the Warriors, avoided a disaster tonight. He's fine. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 pm
  • Omri Casspi suffers broken right thumb
    Omri Casspi reportedly broke his right thumb in Thursday's loss to the Rockets, according to ESPN's Justin Verrier.

    Advice: Well his stint in New Orleans didn't last long at all after being traded by the Kings this week. He scored 12 points and played 24 minutes, but he's likely to miss close to the rest of the regular season. And it's not like he should have been owned in many leagues to begin with. His absence will mean even more minutes for starter Solomon Hill and newcomer Hollis Thompson. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
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  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubles in loss
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hit 5-of-9 shots for 12 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 39 minutes of Thursday's tough overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: MKG had some big plays and buckets in the fourth quarter and racked up his 10th double-double of the season, although this was the first time he's hit double figures in scoring five games. But this was also his second straight game with 14 rebounds and owners should plan on riding while things are going so well on the glass. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:05 pm
  • Kenneth Faried, Emmanuel Mudiay available
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are available to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a surprise with Faried listed as doubtful on Wednesday. He should be sticking in the starting lineup, but his playing time may be dropping with the Nuggets having most of their depth and also Mason Plumlee in the fold. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:10 pm
  • Arron Afflalo will not play on Thursday night
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) will not play on Thursday night against the Nuggets.

    Advice: No revenge game for Afflalo. With him out and the Kings in dire straits on the wings, we should see a lot of Ben McLemore and even some Ty Lawson in two-PG lineups. McLemore will be a risky DFS play and isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:43 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha not on injury report
    Thabo Sefolosha is not on the injury report for Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should be good to go and it'll be interesting to see how he fits in going forward. Tim Hardaway Jr. has been very good while the rookies, Taurean Prince and DeAndre Bembry, have improved in the past month. Sefolosha isn't an add in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:08 pm
  • Woj: Raptors acquire P.J. Tucker in trade
    The Suns are trading P.J. Tucker to the Raptors in exchange for Jared Sullinger and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Raptors get their guy at the deadline buzzer and it didn't cost them any first-round picks, so this is a terrific pickup for general manager Masai Ujiri. There was some talk that the Raptors wanted Tucker to help guard LeBron James in the playoffs. He figures to take a few minutes away from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll on his new team. Also with Tucker gone, T.J. Warren should be looking at big minutes, assuming he can avoid too many defensive hiccups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:03 pm
  • Report: Pacers interested in Arron Afflalo
    The Pacers reportedly have interest in trading for Kings swingman Arron Afflalo.

    Advice: If the Pacers don't get a suitable offer for Paul George, it sounds like they'll pivot to being buyers at the deadline. Afflalo would provide redundant depth on the wings and he's a poor per-minutes fantasy option, so there's no cause for optimism here. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:40 am
  • DeMar DeRozan (personal) misses practice
    DeMar DeRozan missed practice on Thursday because he was attending a funeral.

    Advice: To be clear, he's fully expected to play on Friday vs. the Celtics. The Raptors are expected to make a move at the deadline, but DeRozan obviously isn't going anywhere -- the Raptors are looking for a small forward and have been linked to P.J. Tucker and Wilson Chandler. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Arron Afflalo expected to be traded?
    League executives expect Arron Afflalo to be moved prior to the deadline according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.

    Advice: The Kings are clearly tanking so they can keep their top-10 protected lottery pick that they owe to Chicago. Afflalo's owed a non-guaranteed $12.5 million next season, so his expiring contract shouldn't be too hard to move. The Kings will be lucky to get a second-round pick in return. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 am
  • ESPN & Woj: Raptors interested in Tucker
    The "big Deadline Day decision" for the Raptors is whether to surrender a first-round pick with Jared Sullinger for P.J. Tucker, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Late on Wednesday night, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Raptors are interested in Tucker, so they appear to be the favorite to land him. Of course, there have been rumors for the Celtics, Jazz, Hawks, Wizards and Clippers. Tucker is among the most-likely players to be deal today, which would open up minutes for T.J. Warren. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:37 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will stay on minute-limit
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said that he will remain on a minute-limit with the Kings, but he's not sure if the restriction will continue until the end of the season.

    Advice: Evans said he'd play "about 27" minutes per game, after being traded to the Kings as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal. Health has been the biggest impediment to his value throughout his NBA career, and during his first season in New Orleans he carved out late-round value in just 28.1 minutes per game. He's a decent stash in the hopes that he stays healthy and the Kings opt to play him substantial minutes in a contract year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:50 pm
  • Lue expecting Shumpert to stay
    Coach Ty Lue said he's not expecting Iman Shumpert to be traded before the deadline.

    Advice: "I like our team, I love our team, I love what Shump's done for us these last three years," Lue said. "For me, that's not going to happen, but we're just not going to talk about trades and all this stuff. That's not my expertise." The Cavs are not playing to make a big splash after they already picked up Kyle Korver earlier this season and they'll get J.R. Smith (thumb) back as soon as next month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:06 pm
  • Hawks' priority is signing Millsap
    Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox said re-signing Paul Millsap this summer is "absolutely" a priority.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski added the Hawks are "very focused" on being buyers at the deadline. Millsap hasn't quite busted out following a monster 2015-16, but there is still time for him to reward those fantasy owners who took him early. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:11 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) doubtful for Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday night against the Kings.

    Advice: He has been out since Feb. 8 due to his ankle injury, but Faried did go through some practice on Tuesday. The Nuggets did practice on Wednesday, so we'll be looking out for any reports on his status for that one. If he can't go, we should see a decent amount of Juancho Hernangomez and maybe a little more Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Cavs ink Derrick Williams to 2nd 10-day deal
    Derrick Williams has officially signed his second 10-day contract with the Cavs.

    Advice: Williams will likely be signed for the rest of the season after this second 10-day contract expires, but even with Kevin Love (knee) out, he has very little fantasy value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:09 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (groin) could play Friday?
    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) may be able to return to the court for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Sefolosha was spotted getting up some 3s after going through a full practice on Wednesday and given that he's been out since Jan. 27 with this groin injury, he has to be getting very close to a return. Sefolosha has value as a steals specialist as Atlanta's starting small forward, but a trade at the deadline would likely crush his value. Until he's actually playing games, he can remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) doesn't practice Weds
    Joakim Noah (left hamstring) was not able to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Noah has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cavs, so it's not at all surprising to see him sit out Wednesday's practice, as it looks like he could be dealing with another lengthy absence after tweaking the injury just before the break. Willy Hernangomez will be drawing the start on Thursday night, and Kyle O'Quinn will have the opportunity for some extended minutes with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:50 am
  • Report: Houston interested in Iman Shumpert
    The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

    Advice: Cleveland has made it clear that Shumpert can be had for the right price, and with Houston reportedly shopping for a guy in the $10-12 million salary range, Shumpert fits the bill. However, Cleveland reportedly wants Patrick Beverley to make this deal work, and with Houston uninterested in sending away Beverley (who is a perfect fit next to James Harden), it doesn't seem likely that these two teams will be able to strike a deal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 am
  • Derrick Williams to sign second 10-day deal
    Derrick Williams will reportedly sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: All indications are the Cavs intend to sign Williams for the rest of the season once that second 10-day contract expires, and while he'll provide Cleveland with some solid depth at the power forward spot, he won't be on the court enough to make a difference in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 am
  • Afflalo (hamstring) goes through practice
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Afflalo left Wednesday's game early with right glute/hamstring stiffness, but he's had nearly a week off to get healthy. Afflalo could be moved at the deadline because his contract isn't guaranteed for the 2017-18 season, but he's not worth stashing in most formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:40 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Manimal has been able to heal up over the All-Star break and the Nuggets are hopeful that he will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Kings after a four-game absence. Faried has been a trade candidate for years, but his name hasn't been floated around much prior to the Feb. 23 deadline. He won't play center nearly as much with Mason Plumlee in town, but he's a hold in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:46 pm
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) ruled out Thursday
    Joakim Noah (left hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: This will be the sixth game in a row on the shelf for the oft-injured big man as he tweaked his hamstring again right before the All-Star break. Based on his history, don't expect him back soon. Willy Hernangomez will draw the start according to coach Jeff Hornacek and looks like a great pickup in standard leagues. Kyle O'Quinn also gets a nice bump. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:04 pm
  • Joakim Noah, Lee sit out practice Tuesday
    Courtney Lee (illness) and Joakim Noah (left hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah missed the last five games before the break, so it's a concern that he's not 100 percent yet. The Knicks could be sellers at the trade deadline and Noah's outlook would take a hit if they started rebuilding, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues. Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez benefit every time Noah sits, but Hernangomez has the better outlook. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Serge Ibaka expected to practice Wednesday
    Serge Ibaka is expected to practice in full with the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ibaka wasn't able to make his Toronto debut for the final game heading into the break, but all indications are that that will happen Friday vs. Boston. Ibaka's value should relatively steady in Toronto, but his arrival is bad news for the rest-of-season outlook for guys like Jonas Valanciunas and Lucas Noguiera. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:48 pm
  • Report: P.J. Tucker highly coveted around NBA
    The Suns have reportedly received inquiries regarding the availability of P.J. Tucker from the Raptors, Celtics, Wizards, Clippers, Hawks and Jazz.

    Advice: Tucker is very likely to be moved at the deadline, and in terms of fantasy value, Los Angeles and Atlanta look like the best potential destinations as he would assuredly lose value with any of the other aforementioned teams. T.J. Warren could see a nice boost in value if the Suns don't bring back another wing, so he's someone to consider stashing away ahead of the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:06 pm
  • BOS not expected to trade for Blake Griffin
    The Celtics have reportedly "talked intermittently" with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, but a deal "is extremely unlikely."

    Advice: Griffin is set to hit free agency this summer, so the Celtics aren't going to throw away assets at the deadline when they can simply pursue him during the offseason if they still have cap space. The Pacers aren't returning Boston's calls about Paul George, so it sounds like Jimmy Butler remains their primary target with the deadline looming. Rotoworld.com Feb 20, 7:31 pm
  • P.J. Tucker the 'most likely' to be moved?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN is reporting that P.J. Tucker is the "most likely" to be traded by the Suns at the deadline.

    Advice: Phoenix is taking calls on "most" of their veterans and that surely includes Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight, but Tucker will likely draw the most interest because of his cheap expiring contract. Previous reports have indicated that the Suns are holding out for a first-round pick, but that seems a bit ambitious. The Raptors, Clippers and Celtics have all been linked to Tucker in recent days, but a trade would shatter his fantasy value and open the door for T.J. Warren to have a consistent role with minutes in the 30s. Rotoworld.com Feb 20, 6:50 pm
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats. Rotoworld.com Feb 20, 6:52 am
  • Omri Casspi heads to Pelicans in Cousins deal
    Omri Casspi will reportedly be traded to the Pelicans as part of Sunday's deal centered around DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Casspi, who has been dealing with a calf injury since mid-January, has been targeting a return soon after the All-Star break. Assuming he's healthy, he should vie for minutes with guys like Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill and Terrence Jones. The Kings' frontcourt minutes will be swallowed up by Cousins and Anthony Davis, so it's hard to trust Casspi or any other forward on the roster. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 9:04 pm
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  • Tyreke Evans headed back to Sacramento
    Tyreke Evans will be traded to the Kings in the DeMarcus Cousins deal.

    Advice: The former Rookie of the Year is headed back to his old team. Evans is going to be an unrestricted free agent in July, so the Kings are clearly opening up as much cap room as they can for the upcoming offseason. As for the rest of this season, Evans may not have as much of a restriction and the Kings are now completely gutted on offense, so he's headed for a big opportunity. Of course, the injury risk won't go away. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 8:55 pm
  • Report: Celtics interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Celtics have reportedly expressed "deep interest" in P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: Tucker would add some solid depth to the Celtics, but his playing time would take a substantial hit in Boston, so Tucker owners should be hoping that he remains in Phoenix past the deadline. There have been more than a few trade rumors regarding Tucker, though, so him remaining with the Suns is far from a certainty. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 12:06 pm
  • Windhorst thinks Shumpert could be traded
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

    Advice: To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal. Rotoworld.com Feb 19, 10:32 am
  • KD has no comment on taking less money
    Kevin Durant wouldn't comment about possibly taking less money this summer to help fit others into the salary cap.

    Advice: "We'll figure that out when the time comes," Durant said. He has a max $27.7 million cap number on his player option for next year, so that's a big chunk of the raised cap for the 2017-18 season. Durant is having his most efficient season as a pro and looks to be enjoying his time in the Bay Area so far. Rotoworld.com Feb 18, 3:33 pm
  • Cavs expected to sign Williams to 2nd 10-day
    The Cavs are expected to sign Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract on Saturday, and then sign him for the remainder of the season after that contract ends.

    Advice: According to Cleveland.com beat writer Joe Vardon, "the Cavs think Williams will be their seventh or eighth man against the Warriors in the Finals." The reason they will sign him to a second 10-day deal is to maintain roster flexibility through the trade deadline, should something unexpected arise. Williams will be tough to trust from a fantasy standpoint, as his production will likely be inconsistent and unpredictable over the final two months of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Feb 17, 9:26 am
  • Kerr to consider playing Westbrook w/ Durant
    Coach Steve Kerr told reporters that he would "definitely consider" playing Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant in Sunday's All-Star Game.

    Advice: The potential pairing of Westbrook and Durant will be one of the more interesting subplots in the 2017 All-Star contest. Any possible interaction between the two former teammates and friends will surely generate plenty of headlines. Steph Curry believes that Draymond Green will help ease the tensions and break the ice in the Western Conference locker room. "[Green] is going to come in and just probably crack jokes and do something real loud and make it a locker room scene," said Curry. Rotoworld.com Feb 17, 6:46 am
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