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  • 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 Today, 12:06 pm
  • Cavs keeping an eye on Langston Galloway
    If Langston Galloway is waived by the Kings, the Cavs would "love to have him," according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports as to whether Sacramento intends to waive the recently-acquired Galloway. Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported that Galloway would be waived, but Kings GM Vlade Divac said on Monday that the Kings did not have any plans to release him. Galloway is unlikely to have much fantasy value, whether he stays in Sacramento or ends up in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:53 am
  • ESPN: Jazz have interest in Lou Williams
    Some members of the Utah Jazz front office have expressed interest in trading for Lou Williams, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: The Lakers are in the early stages of a rebuild, so flipping the 30-year old Williams for a draft pick certainly makes sense. Earlier this week it was reported by multiple outlets that the Wizards had discussions with the Lakers regarding Williams. L.A. surely hopes a bidding war drives up the asking price. If Lou Will does get dealt, D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson would see a boost in playing time and fantasy value over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Mario Chalmers to audition for the Pelicans
    The Pelicans are looking to add a guard and will host Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson for a tryout this week.

    Advice: After trading away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, the Pelicans roster is a bit unbalanced. Thus, they are looking to add depth to their backcourt. Chalmers recently auditioned for the Cavs but did not sign with Cleveland. He has plenty of NBA experience but is still working his way back from a torn Achilles injury that he suffered last March. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 am
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  • ESPN: Wizards interested in Lou Williams
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Wizards have "explored trading a protected first-round pick" for Lou Williams.

    Advice: This confirms a report by The Vertical on Sunday, so there's definitely something here. The Lakers are going to be sellers at the deadline and are looking for draft picks, while the Wizards are looking to upgrade their second unit for a playoff push. Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, and with averages of 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.1 triples in just 24.2 minutes per game this season, it's easy to see why contenders will have their eyes on him at the deadline. If Williams finds a new home, that will benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • Timberwolves interested in Tony Snell?
    The Wolves reportedly have a "tepid interest" in acquiring Tony Snell at the deadline.

    Advice: Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau coached Snell when he was in Chicago and it's no secret that Minnesota could use some help on the wings with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season and Lance Stephenson's 10-day contract off the books. It's not crazy to think that Snell could start on the Wolves next to Andrew Wiggins, but this report is firmly in the rumor stage and Snell doesn't have much upside anyways. He's not worth stashing right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 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 Yesterday, 6:50 pm
  • Jimmy Butler feels he'll remain in Chicago
    Jimmy Butler feels that he'll remain in Chicago past the trade deadline, unless "something crazy happens."

    Advice: While the Bulls have taken numerous calls on Butler as the deadline approaches, they reportedly haven't been the ones making the calls, so while they will entertain offers it doesn't sound like they're actively shopping the up-and-coming All-Star. The Celtics do have the assets to offer "something crazy," but word out of Boston is that they aren't interested in parting ways with Brooklyn's 2017 draft pick just yet, so a blockbuster deal between Boston and Chicago seems unlikely. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:50 pm
  • Vivek thinks Buddy Hield has Curry potential?
    Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly believes that Buddy Hield has Stephen Curry potential.

    Advice: This is the same guy that compared Nik Stauskas to Klay Thompson, was in favor of clearing multiple first-round picks to make room for Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos as free agents, and also reportedly wanted to keep Monta Ellis over Stephen Curry during his time as a minority owner of the Dubs, so he's basically 0-for-3 in the hot takes department. Hield should get some more opportunity to produce in Sacramento, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • SAC plans to keep Langston Galloway and Evans
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that the Kings currently do not have any plans to release Langston Galloway or Tyreke Evans.

    Advice: An earlier report by Adrian Wojnarowski of the Verticle stated that the Kings intended to waive Galloway, but Divac is apparently deviating from that standpoint, although he did leave the door open by saying "at least for now." Galloway is in an overly crowded backcourt in Sacramento, so if he does stay with the team, it's unlikely he'll have much value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Kings waive Matt Barnes
    With the DeMarcus Cousins trade finalized, the Kings waived Matt Barnes on Monday.

    Advice: The Kings just don't have room on their roster after bringing in Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield, so Barnes is the odd man out here. He shouldn't have any trouble finding a contract with a contender, but Barnes is unlikely to land in a situation where he'll provide much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:27 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Barnes Sac - SG,SF
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  • Richardson says he's ready to make an impact
    Josh Richardson (foot) said he's "excited" to get back to the court and "make an impact" for his team after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "I feel like I can get a lot of growth done still. There’s still a lot of time left," said Richardson. "I think I’ve grown a lot, but I’d like to do a lot more on the court." The Heat will resume practice on Wednesday, but all indications are that Richardson will be in uniform for Miami's first game after the break, Friday vs. Atlanta. Rodney McGruder figures to return to the bench once Richardson is fully up to speed, and guys like Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson could be losing some touches on offense. Richardson makes sense as a speculative add if you've got someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:17 pm
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  • Report: Dallas not looking to unload veterans
    The Mavs reportedly still believe that they can compete for the No. 8 spot out West, and they are not looking to have a "fire sale" on their veterans on deadline day.

    Advice: This doesn't mean that Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Andrew Bogut are guaranteed to be wearing Mavericks jerseys after the deadline, but it doesn't seem like Dallas is in any rush to expedite their rebuild. They're currently only three games out of the eighth seed, and with this potentially being Dirk's final season, Mark Cuban probably isn't super eager to start tanking for Ping Pong balls. It'll be interesting to see if the Mavs make any deadline day moves. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:55 am
  • Kings expected to waive F Matt Barnes
    The Kings are expected to waive Matt Barnes according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: The Kings are bringing in three players in Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield, so they have to cut one player to make the necessary roster room. With Omri Casspi now in New Orleans and Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore on the trade block, this would leave the Kings very thin on the wings. Buddy Hield should be busy right away. As for Barnes, he should have no problem finding another team if he's waived. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 am
    Player Note
    Matt Barnes Sac - SG,SF
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  • Rockets interested in Wilson Chandler?
    According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Rockets are another team to keep an eye on in pursuit of Wilson Chandler.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Clippers and Thunder are going to make a push for Chandler at the deadline. There were some rumors going around in early February that Chandler was unhappy with his role in Denver, so he could be available for the right price. A move to Houston wouldn't be ideal for Chandler's fantasy value because they are set at SF and PF with Trevor Ariza and Ryan Anderson, but it would give them a solid second unit that already includes Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker. This report is firmly in the rumor stage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:56 am
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
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  • Tim Frazier looking at a bump in minutes?
    Tim Frazier is likely looking at a bump in minutes in New Orleans.

    Advice: With Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway out of the picture, Frazier becomes the primary backup behind Jrue Holiday and could also see more time in two-PG lineups -- Frazier has logged over 200 minutes next to Jrue Holiday this season. If you need a PG in a deep league, taking a flier on Frazier makes some sense given how thin the Pelicans are in their backcourt. He has season averages of 8.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.7 triples in 25.1 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 6:52 am
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  • Report: Ben McLemore is "available"
    Ben McLemore is reportedly "available" as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: McLemore has been available for years, though his price has likely gone up a bit after an impressive February. McLemore is an impending free agent and the Kings are absolutely enamored with their new toy in Buddy Hield, so a move may not be a bad thing. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but McLemore is only a hold in deeper leagues for now and it's not clear which teams have interest in the SG. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Report: Buddy Hield to Kings in Cousins deal
    Buddy Hield is reportedly headed to Sacramento as part of Sunday's trade involving DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: The lottery pick could be unleashed by the Kings, who have patched together their SG position this season with guys like Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is out for at least a month, which is one more reason to like Hield as a pickup, but he's best suited to deep leagues due to the uncertainty of his situation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:58 pm
  • 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 Sunday, 8:55 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
     
  • Langston Galloway to SAC in Cousins deal?
    Langston Galloway will reportedly be traded to the Kings as part of a deal sending DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: He is fully expected to be waived, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Galloway had some bright spots earlier this season while Jrue Holiday was out, so he should get some interest on either waivers or as a free agent. He has been out of the rotation at times lately, so he's almost certainly going to be added as a second-string guy at best. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:54 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo makes 14-of-17 shots
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made 14-of-17 shots to finish Sunday's All-Star game with 30 points, six rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block.

    Advice: In his first All-Star game, the Bucks' star led his team in scoring despite playing just 23 minutes and sitting out down the stretch. He hammered down a put-back dunk over Stephen Curry that will make highlight reels, and generally feasted in a game with zero defense. The Bucks are one game behind Detroit for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference, and Giannis' production is more important than ever with Jabari Parker (ACL surgery) out for the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:22 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard gets second-half DNP Sunday
    Kawhi Leonard didn't play in the second half of Sunday's All-Star game, logging 15 minutes during the West's 192-182 victory.

    Advice: Leonard finished the defense-free exhibition with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes. He's healthy and there's nothing to worry about here -- if nothing else, he'll be extra rested for Friday's home game vs. the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:14 pm
  • Report: Buddy Hield available in trade talks
    The Pelicans have reportedly made Buddy Hield available in trade talks.

    Advice: Justin Verrier of ESPN reports that anyone on the team not named Anthony Davis could be had for the right price as the Pelicans look to pair their franchise big man with another All-Star, so it'll be interesting to see if they can make a major move on deadline day. The Kings were linked to the Pelicans concerning a potential DeMarcus Cousins trade, although it seems unlikely that New Orleans will be able to land a guy like DMC with just Hield and some first-round picks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:30 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 Sunday, 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 Sunday, 10:32 am
  • Georges-Hunt's 10-day deal expires
    Marcus Georges-Hunt's 10-day contract with the Heat has expired.

    Advice: The Heat would have to waive a player in order to re-sign Georges-Hunt to another 10-day deal, as Josh Richardson (foot) is set to return after the All-Star break. He didn't even make an appearance for the Heat, so this won't have an impact on the rotation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:12 am
  • Wizards interested in Bojan Bogdanovic?
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Wizards have some interest in Bojan Bogdanovic.

    Advice: The Wizards are looking to upgrade their bench at the deadline and have also been linked to Lou Williams. The Nets are looking for draft picks to speed up their rebuild, and the Wizards "have shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick for the right deal. Bogdanovic would surely lose value on a team like the Wizards, but his absence could open the door for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert to have a larger role in Brooklyn's offense. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:00 am
  • Lou Williams a target for the Wizards?
    Lou Williams could be a potential trade target for the Wizards according to The Vertical.

    Advice: Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, so the Sixth Man of the Year candidate is on a bargain of a contract. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and would probably be willing to flip Williams for a pick, and Washington "has shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick. Washington's bench isn't loaded by any means, so it's not crazy to think that Williams' value would be fine there. If he finds a new home, that should benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:55 am
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:43 am
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
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  • Glenn Robinson III wins Slam Dunk Contest
    Glenn Robinson III won the Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night.

    Advice: After one of the best Slam Dunk Contests ever last year, this one was a little disappointing. There were a lot of missed dunks and Aaron Gordon just didn't have the bounce that he had last year. Derrick Jones Jr. arguably had the best two dunks on the night, but misses in the final cost him. When he returns to action next week, Robinson III could lose his starting job due to the Pacers looking to deal their first-round pick for some help. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:29 pm
  • Eric Gordon earns win in the 3-Point Contest
    Eric Gordon won the 3-Point Contest on Saturday night.

    Advice: He tied Kyrie Irving in the final, but dominated in the overtime frame to pass Irving even before the final rack. Gordon actually hasn't shot the ball as well as earlier this year. In fact, he shot 44.1 percent from the field in December, 40.1 percent from there in January, and is at just 37.5 percent this month. Some of this could be due to his injury, so hopefully the time off gets him going again. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:31 pm
  • ESPN: Pistons still shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons have "continued to gauge the market" for Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

    Advice: In case you missed it on Friday, the Pistons have reportedly talked to the Magic about a Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green deal. Plus, last month there was a Jackson for Ricky Rubio report, and also ESPN's Zach Lowe said the Pelicans had exploratory interest in Jackson. Ish Smith isn't the greatest stash in fantasy, but he has some appeal for owners needing a point guard. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:21 pm
  • Nick Young credits new coach with his success
    Nick Young believes the coaching change in L.A. from Byron Scott to Luke Walton has been played a significant part in his resurgence this season.

    Advice: Young, who averaged 10.4 points per game on 35 percent shooting over the previous two seasons, is averaging 13.8 points and shooting a career-high 41.3 percent from 3-point territory in 2016-17. "With having a coach behind me, I don’t have to look over my shoulder or worry about coming out. That plays a major part," said Young. "It messes up with your whole cycle when you have a coach who harps on everything you do and talks so down on you. It was tough." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:21 am
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
     
  • Kawhi Leonard thinks Spurs should stand pat
    Kawhi Leonard doesn’t believe the Spurs should make a trade before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

    Advice: "I think we’re doing good right now," Leonard said on Friday. "It’s all about team chemistry. You’ve always got to figure out the best way for you and your team, but I think we’re doing a good job right now." The Spurs, at 43-13, have the second-best record in the NBA at the All-Star break, and Leonard is a major reason why. Prior to this year, Kawhi had only four games with 30-plus points in his regular season career (324 games). This season, he has 19 such games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 am
  • Suns GM: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

    Advice: "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:36 am
  • Jimmy Butler would prefer to stay in Chicago
    According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler would "loathe to leave" Chicago.

    Advice: The article states that "a source close to Butler said the swingman doesn't want [a trade]," that he is "grounded in Chicago" and doesn't want to leave "with unfinished business." It's hard to envision a scenario in which the Bulls would benefit by trading Butler. He's in the heart of his prime at 27, getting better every season, and is locked into a very cap-friendly contract through 2019. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:16 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 22 points on Friday
    Buddy Hield scored 22 points in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: World coach Mike Brown said he wanted to get Hield more shots to help him get MVP, but the guy picked just after him in the 2016 NBA Draft, Jamal Murray, took over to take the award away. Big scoring line aside for the rookie, Hield just hasn't performed to expectations following his fantastic year at Oklahoma. He needs to add more to his game in reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • ESPN: Magic, Pistons talking Jackson deal
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to Orlando for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: To be clear, nothing is imminent. We're going to see a lot of Jackson trade rumors as the deadline approaches next Thursday. He's been vastly outplayed by Ish Smith lately and the Pistons just don't have the ammo to compete in the Eastern Conference right now, so being sellers makes sense. There could be some sort of draft compensation for the Pistons, but Jackson being signed through the 2019-20 season is a big factor on potential move. It makes sense to stash Ish Smith in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:54 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 29 points in win vs. BOS
    Jimmy Butler scored 29 points during a 104-103 win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: With the Bulls down one, Butler was fouled with 0.9 seconds and he was able to hit both free throws. After the game, he said he learned the spin-move fadeaway from Dwyane Wade to get the foul call on Marcus Smart. Regarding his banged-up heel, there is really no such thing as half speed for Butler with 39.0 minutes per game since he returned from injury on Feb. 12. Obviously the All-Star break should work wonders to get him right. He's still a top-10 player in standard leagues this season as the alpha. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Jimmy Butler won't have restrictions Thursday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not have restrictions on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: After scoring 19 points with 12 assists, two boards, four steals and four turnovers in 38 minutes on Tuesday vs. Toronto, Butler didn't suffer any setbacks and should be ready for another monster workload with Dwyane Wade (illness) sitting this one out. Butler's usage rate rises from 23.3 to to 31.8 when Wade is off the floor, so he looks like a strong play in all formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Suns unlikely to deal Eric Bledsoe?
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

    Advice: "He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:29 am
  • Matt Barnes starts 2nd half w/ Afflalo out
    Matt Barnes started the second half on Wednesday with Arron Afflalo out due to hamstring stiffness, finishing with 15 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Barnes added three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer, while making 5-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws. He's really benefited since Garrett Temple (hamstring) went down on Jan. 31, and has now collected double-digit rebounds in five of his past nine games. His fantasy value after the A.S. break hinges largely on what the Kings do, or don't do, at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Barnes Sac - SG,SF
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  • Eric Bledsoe posts triple-double in easy win
    Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • P.J. Tucker plays through tweaked back
    P.J. Tucker played through a back issue on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with three boards and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room after falling into the camera area, but the fact that he returned to a game that the Suns won by 36 points is a great sign. He also gets a full week of rest during the All-Star break. Tucker is going to draw some interest at the deadline, but his owners won't miss him too much if he's dealt to a contender. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Nick Young held to five points in loss
    Nick Young scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting with four boards, one steal and one triple in 24 minutes vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he doesn't want to be traded, because he was bad tonight. Young had a +/- rating of -37 in 24 minutes, but to be fair, his teammates weren't much better. Young was shooting 41.7 percent from deep prior to Wednesday and he's expected to draw a lot of interest at the deadline, but a move could be a buzzkill for his value. For now, he's worth holding onto as a 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
     
  • Arron Afflalo out for game, Barnes starts 3Q
    Arron Afflalo is out for the remainder of the game on Wednesday with right glute/hamstring stiffness.

    Advice: Matt Barnes started the second half for Afflalo. The team saying that Afflalo is only dealing with stiffness suggests the time off should help him get over this issue. It has also been called precautionary. Afflalo finished with four points and two assists in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
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  • Eric Gordon (back) returns w/ 12 points
    Eric Gordon (back) returned to action vs. Miami on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points on 4-of-15 shooting, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon missed the past two games and he has to be thrilled that the All-Star break has arrived, giving him time for his troublesome back to fully heal. The Sixth-Man candidate has a long injury history and doesn't offer much beyond 3-pointers, but he's done enough to carve out late-middle round value in most formats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 pm
  • Reggie Jackson breaks out of slump w/ 22 pts
    Reggie Jackson finally broke out of his slump in Wednesday's 98-91 win over the Mavericks, scoring 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: R-Jax was averaging 10.4 points on 37.3 percent shooting in his previous 10 outings, so it has to be a huge relief for his owners that he finally showed some signs of life before the break. He dished out four assists with a pair of steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, but Ish Smith also played well with 10 points and three assists in 20 minutes. In case you missed it, a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN indicated that R-Jax is a candidate to be moved at the deadline, but a trade may not be a bad thing with Smith breathing down his neck in Detroit. Jackson has been a bust this season, but he's still a hold in most leagues and tonight was encouraging. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores eight points
    Wesley Matthews was held to eight points on 4-of-13 shooting vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Pistons are a top-10 team in terms of fantasy points allowed to shooting guards, so that explains the tough night for Matthews. He logged 37 minutes and missed all seven of his 3-point attempts, adding two rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Mavs are still competitive in the West as we approach the trade deadline, so Matthews' outlook is pretty solid. He was on fire in his previous February games with averages of 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.3 triples, so cut him some slack for this dud. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) returns to the game
    P.J. Tucker returned to the game in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Suns have this game in the bag, so Tucker returning with a 20-plus scoring lead is a great sign. He's fine. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Glenn Robinson III bounces back w 19 points
    Glenn Robinson III bounced back on Wednesday with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, adding three 3-pointers, six rebounds and two assists with zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: GR3 went scoreless as a starter on Monday but coach Nate McMillan stuck with him over C.J. Miles tonight. Fantasy owners have already seen what to expect from Robinson as a starter -- in 25 games he averaged 7.3 points, 0.9 threes, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks. Despite tonight's strong game, he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) questionable to return
    P.J. Tucker (back) suffered a lower back contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He fell into the camera area and limped to the locker room. Tucker was up-ended by the cameraman and landed on the area near his hip. If he can't return, we'll see more Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Antetokounmpo stuffs stat sheet in Brooklyn
    Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffed the stat sheet in Wednesday's 129-125 victory over the Nets, finishing with 33 points, nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo scored only eight points on Monday, so it was nice to see him bounce back in classic Greek Freak fashion on Wednesday. He was touted as a breakout candidate before the season and has most certainly lived up the hype. Giannis enters the All-Star break averaging 23.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.7 steals per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Eric Gordon (back) will play vs. the Heat
    Eric Gordon (back) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been on track to play all day and Gordon himself said his back is fine. Considering his injury history and how this has bothered him for a few weeks on and off, so the Rockets may be a little careful here. Sam Dekker will take a hit with Gordon and Ryan Anderson back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:22 pm
  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:05 pm
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He was ruled out earlier today, but apparently he is feeling better with this newest injury report update. If Chandler can't go, Juancho Hernangomez will likely join his bro, Willy, as a starter tonight. Will Barton and Gary Harris would also benefit while we could see some Mason Plumlee play a handful of PF minutes. Daily Slant: Even if Chandler is able to suit up, the Denver side still has plenty of appealing options in what should be one of the best games on the slate. Nikola Jokic is a lock and load option regardless of Chandler's status, but Jokic would only become more appealing if Chandler sits. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton both figure to continue seeing minutes in the mid-thirties, and while Juan Hernangomez isn't likely to play 40+ minutes again tonight, he should still see enough court time to pay off his modest DFS price tag. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Chandler, Mudiay out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) will also be on the sidelines on Wednesday night, so we could see Juan Hernangomez earn another start with Mason Plumlee logging extended minutes with the second unit. Hernangomez shined as a starter during Monday's win over Golden State, popping off for 27 points, 10 boards and six triple over 43 minutes, so he'll be on the DFS radar if he gets another start tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 am
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Eric Gordon (back) on track to play Wednesday
    Eric Gordon (back) is on track to play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "It's fine," Gordon said of his back. "I've dealt with this before. It's something not really to worry about at all. So far, everything's going in the right direction to trying to play. We'll try out everything and see how it feels on the court. I don't think it'll be ongoing." Gordon added that the back issue was just a "minor thing," and Mike D'Antoni described his absence over the past two games as precautionary, so it looks like Gordon will be back on the court for Houston's final game before the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:42 am
  • Report: Detroit shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons are open to moving Reggie Jackson at the deadline, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe states that while the Pistons are unlikely to part ways with Andre Drummond, sending away Jackson isn't entirely out of the question. Thus far, Jackson has been linked to New Orleans, Orlando and Minnesota, and out of all those potential destinations, Orlando would probably be the best landing spot as Jackson would easily be the No. 1 option on offense there. If he does end up getting traded and Detroit doesn't bring back a guard, Ish Smith would likely emerge as Detroit's starting point guard, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Report: Lakers are actively shopping Williams
    The Lakers are reportedly actively shopping Lou Williams, and it seems likely that he will be moved by the trade deadline.

    Advice: At 30 years old, Williams just doesn't make much sense on a rebuilding roster, and with a cap friendly contract, the Lakers should be able to get some nice return if they choose to deal the Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Sending away Sweet Lou would also open up minutes for Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, but Williams would likely lose some value playing outside of Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:53 am
  • Matt Barnes scores 5, fills stat sheet in win
    Matt Barnes came off the bench and hit 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, but also had six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Barnes has been an intriguing pickup since Rudy Gay's season ended and is worth a look, averaging 11 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five games. He's getting 30 minutes a night right now and is capable of putting up big numbers at any time. He's just struggled to get many shots with DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison and Ben McLemore getting serious usage on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:44 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Barnes Sac - SG,SF
    Not Active
     
  • Ben McLemore scores 13 points in win
    Ben McLemore hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points and three rebounds in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was on the bench down the stretch in favor of Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, or he would have had a better night. The minutes were there and he's playing with more confidence, scoring in double figures in four straight games. If you have someone to cut and need 3-pointers, McLemore looks like a decent add right now. Afflalo finished with 10 points and zero 3-pointers in 37 minutes, while Tolliver had just four points in 19 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points w/ four treys
    Lou Williams scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 24 minutes and scored 19 points alone in the fourth quarter to nearly steal this one for the Lakers. Williams also hit 5-of-5 from the line and racked up five assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers. Williams is on a bargain of a contract and he's expected to draw a ton of interest at the deadline, so his value could take a hit if he's moved to a contender. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Jimmy Butler hits 15-of-19 FTs in return
    Jimmy Butler hit 15-of-19 free throws on his way to 19 points in Tuesday's 105-94 win over the Raptors.

    Advice: That was the fifth time in his career that he made it to the line 19 times. Butler only hit 2-of-10 shots from the field, but he was moving well and matched his career-high with 12 assists while adding two boards, four steals and four turnovers. "I thought Jimmy looked good," Coach Fred Hoiberg said. "I'm sure he's going to be sore tomorrow." The Bulls are off until Thursday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a slight chance that he could be rested with the All-Star break beginning the following day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores nine in return to action
    Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) will play Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will play and start Tuesday vs. Toronto, as expected.

    Advice: Butler has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but he'll be without a minutes limit tonight, and with Dwyane Wade (wrist) unavailable he should be operating with a hefty usage rate. Fred Hoiberg will be starting Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant alongside Butler tonight, with Doug McDermott shifting to the bench, but Jimmy Buckets is obviously the most attractive target here in any setting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:20 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Mudiay questionable vs. MIN
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Chandler was withheld from Monday's win over the Warriors due to the illness, but we should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. The same goes for Mudiay. If Chandler can get back to the court Wednesday night, he could be forced into heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:55 pm
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Iman Shumpert starting, Liggins to the bench
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

    Advice: "He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:36 am
  • Richardson (foot) to return after AS break
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) would ready to play in Miami's first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Richardson has not appeared in a game since January 6th but is expected to miss just one more contest. Upon his return, Richardson could eat into the playing of Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and/or Rodney McGruder, depending on how Coach Spo chooses to deploy him and how effective Richardson is. He can be left on waiver wires for now, as he has had a disappointing season and does not have a clear path to consistent playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:56 am
    Injured
     
  • Gordon (back) practices and expects to play
    Eric Gordon (back) practiced on Tuesday and expects to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Gordon has missed two straight games due to the back issue. After a hot start to the season, Gordon has cooled off a bit of late. He is averaging 14.9 points and shooting just 37.7 percent from the floor and 29.6 percent from 3-point territory over the last nine games he has appeared in. Hopefully, the back injury won't trail him into the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:13 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) probable for Tuesday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is probable to play Tuesday night vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Butler has missed four of the Bulls last five games due to the nagging heel injury. With Butler back in the starting lineup, Michael Carter-Williams will return to his role as a reserve. Dwyane Wade (wrist) and Nikola Mirotic (back) have already been ruled out of Tuesday's contest, which means Butler will be asked to shoulder even more of the offensive load than usual. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
  • Tyreke Evans scores 15 points
    Tyreke Evans scored 15 points in 25 minutes vs. the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: Evans finished 6-of-11 from the field and dished out four assists with four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers. He was expected to be on a 20-minute limit, so it's a great sign that he played 25. Evans should continue to trend up after the All-Star break, so this feels like the appropriate time to pick him up again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:41 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
     
  • P.J. Tucker grabs 16 rebounds in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: He logged 33 minutes and continues to be a workhorse for coach Earl Watson off the bench. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and added one assist, one steal and one triple, but he's cooled off lately and is averaging 6.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning if you need steals, but a trade is a strong possibility and that could crush his value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 37 points in loss
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest in Monday's 110-108 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 37 points on 11-of-22 shooting with five assists, two rebounds, three steals, three triples and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe clearly benefitted from the day off and coach Earl Watson hinted that his health is the most important thing with the Suns struggling out West. "The last couple weeks he’s played amazing, the month of January, too,’’ Watson said. "We got into February and you could tell he kind of hit a physical wall. His health is more important to us right now than anything else." Bledsoe should be fine the rest of the way, but his owners can expect a few DNPs later on in the season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 16 points in win
    Tony Snell hit 5-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes of Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Snell scored 20 points back in December, but this was the second time this season he scored 16 points. He also had 13 points on Saturday and has hit at least one 3-pointer five straight games. He's played his best ball of the season over his last two games, averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 3-pointers, but we'll need to see him do it again on Wednesday against the Nets before declaring him worthy of your fantasy roster. Just keep an eye on him on Wednesday, but keep in mind he also has a good matchup against a bad Brooklyn team that night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo quiet in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 37 minutes of Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: It's nice to know the Bucks can win when Giannis isn't feeling it, as his eight points were a season low in a game in which he wasn't injured this season. He'd scored between 20 and 41 points in his previous five games and this was clearly just an off night for Giannis. He'll bounce back in the next one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores nine points in loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two rebounds, nine assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jackson has been struggling, to put it mildly, scoring nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. His shot isn't falling and he's averaging just 9.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting in his last five games. He's due to break out of his funk soon, but for now, Jackson is a tough guy to start in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 32 points vs. Pacers
    Kawhi Leonard hit 13-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals in Monday's 110-106 win over the Pacers, his former team.

    Advice: The Pacers drafted Leonard and then traded him for, cough, George Hill, so while this was technically a revenge game, we doubt Leonard gets any more fired up to the play the Pacers than he does any other team. He came through in a big way in a back-to-back scenario after scoring 36 points with a monster line in Sunday's loss to the Knicks. As long as Leonard's in the starting lineup for the Spurs, he belongs in your fantasy lineup. He's now scored 30 or more points in four straight games after getting a day of rest a week ago. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:56 pm
  • Glenn Robinson fails to score despite start
    Glenn Robinson moved into the starting lineup on Monday and missed both his shots, failing to score in 22 minutes in a 110-106 loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: C.J. Miles moved to the bench and played some power forward, as the Pacers were without Lavoy Allen (knee) and Thaddeus Young (wrist), but the move appears to have backfired. Robinson was awful, Miles hit just 2-of-7 shots for five points, and the Pacers lost the game. Robinson is not a player worth rostering in almost any league these days. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:36 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) starting Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) is starting on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's returning from a day of rest on Saturday vs. the Rockets, a move that will send Brandon Knight to the bench. Bledsoe's outlook isn't the greatest with the Suns in tank mode, but he's an elite fantasy weapon when his shot is falling. Unfortunately, he's shooting just 39.8 percent from the field in February. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:25 pm
  • Chandler, Plumlee and Mudiay out Monday
    Wilson Chandler (illness), Mason Plumlee (trade) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Yikes. In case you missed it, Danilo Gallinari (groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are also out. The Nuggets have nine available players tonight, and apart from the starters, expect to see a lot of Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:22 pm
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Glenn Robinson starting, Miles to the bench
    Glenn Robinson will start Monday vs. the Spurs, with C.J. Miles coming off the bench.

    Advice: The Pacers are without Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) tonight, so they're likely bringing Miles off the bench to act as the backup power forward with little other options available. While earning starts at the two-spot this season, Robinson owns averages of just 5.6 points, 4.9 boards and not much else, so he's not a great target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:50 pm
  • Richardson (foot) getting close, out Monday
    Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) is getting "fairly close" to a return, but he'll remain on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: Richardson hasn't played since Jan. 16, but he's starting to take contact and was a full participant during shootaround. His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday in Houston, but chances are the Heat will just withhold him from competing in any sort of game-time action until after the break. Richardson has had an awful season thus far, so it's tough to justify stashing him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:56 pm
    Injured
     
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) participates at practice
    Jimmy Butler (heel) participated during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Butler sat out Sunday's game after aggravating the heel injury on Friday, and while him being able to practice is an encouraging sign, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see Chicago withhold Jimmy Buckets from the next two games in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Michael Carter-Williams would have another opportunity to start. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 11:28 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) misses shootaround
    Wilson Chandler (illness) did not participate in the morning shootaround.

    Advice: He was originally listed as probable, but his status for Monday's game vs. the Warriors is now up in the air. With Danilo Gallinari (groin) already ruled out, that means we could see a heavy dose of both Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 10:09 am
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Josh Richardson goes through shootaround
    Josh Richardson (foot) was a full participant at Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: He's still listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Magic, but it's encouraging to see that he's starting to go through full contact work. We should know more soon, but it would still be a slight surprise if Richardson returns tonight. Expect him to be eased back into action upon his return with Dion Waiters and the Heat rolling. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 9:34 am
    Injured
     
  • Ben McLemore gaining confidence
    Ben McLemore said he's gaining confidence because he has a better idea of his role on the Kings.

    Advice: "Absolutely right," McLemore said. "Knowing and understanding when I’m coming out, how many minutes I’m playing, knowing is just a relief and confidence for me being out there, and I can go out there and play free and not worry about making mistakes." Due to injuries to Ty Lawson (adductor) and Garrett Temple (hamstring), McLemore is averaging 12.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games in slightly under 30 minutes a night, putting him firmly on the radar in deeper leagues in the short term. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:52 am
  • Matt Barnes plays 34 mins vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Barnes continues to be a big part of the Kings rotation with injuries to Garrett Temple (hamstring), Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Omri Casspi (calf). Since Jan. 31, he has averaged 32.3 minutes, 10.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. So long as his role remains as is and he continues to be efficient, he warrants a roster spot in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 9:06 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Barnes Sac - SG,SF
    Not Active
     
  • Ben McLemore scores 11 points vs. Pelicans
    Ben McLemore scored 11 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in Sunday's win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: McLemore is averaging 29 minutes, 12.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.6 3-pointers per game in his last five. So long as Ty Lawson (adductor) and Garrett Temple (hamstring) are out, he should continue to see a boost. That being said, only fantasy owners in deep leagues should be considering him at this time. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:58 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) quiet in return Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle) returned from a two-game absence on Sunday with seven points (2-of-6 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 15 minutes during the Pelicans' road loss.

    Advice: Evans was on a 20-minute limit and should stay there for the team's final games before the All-Star break on Monday (at Phoenix) and Wednesday (at Memphis). He hasn't played more than 28 minutes in a game all season and has been a fantasy liability since returning to action on Dec. 15, so there's no reason to think he'll post top-150 value after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:39 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
     
  • Buddy Hield gets ejected from Sunday's game
    Buddy Hield was ejected from Sunday's game after committing a Flagrant-2 foul against DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Hield finished the night with five points, two assists and one 3-pointer, and his night ended after hitting Cousins below the belt. It is unlikely that he gets suspended due to the foul. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 7:09 pm
  • Reggie Jackson struggles in Sunday's loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 1-of-5 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for six points, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Jackson struggled once again and was outperformed by Ish Smith. Jackson has hit a rough patch, averaging 25.8 minutes, 8.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game in his last six heading into this contest. He has also played fewer than 30 minutes in eight consecutive games. Although his recent performances can be frustrating to fantasy owners, he remains a hold. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 5:47 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) to play 20 mins Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play "about 20 minutes" vs. the Kings on Sunday, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans is returning from a two-game absence and it's a good sign that the typically cautious Pelicans are rolling him out there prior to the All-Star break. His minutes will likely be monitored all the way, however, which limits his appeal as a rest-of-season fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:47 pm
    Player Note
    Tyreke Evans Sac - PG,SG,SF
     
  • Kawhi Leonard scores game-high 36 points
    Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 36 points in a loss on Sunday, making 13-of-27 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs with nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Leonard has now scored at least 30 points in 18 games this season, and he's done it in three straight. His efforts weren't enough for a win tonight, but he has propelled the Spurs to a 41-13 record, which is second-best in the NBA. He's quietly been a top-five roto option this year, in line with preseason expectations. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 3:48 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) out through A.S. break?
    Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) acknowledged that he might not return until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Probably the most swelling I've ever had on anything besides ACL and getting my knee drained," Shumpert said. "I would love to play before the All-Star break. I'm not trying to sit out, but I'm also not going to lie to to myself, try to push through something when it's not completely healed." The Cavs are likely to play it safe, with an eye on the playoffs, so owners should prepare for more DNPs from Shump. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 12:03 pm
  • Jimmy Butler, Mirotic, Zipser all out Sunday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not play vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (food poisoning) have also been ruled out for Sunday. Butler played on Friday but he was limping late in the game and clearly wasn't 100 percent, so the rest day isn't a total surprise. His next chance to play comes at home vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, and owners should consider him questionable for that game. Michael Carter-Williams stands to gain the most in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 11:05 am
  • Wilson Chandler is probable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Chandler looked fine on Saturday vs. the Cavs when he played through his illness, scoring 13 points in 34 minutes. With another day of rest under his belt, he will be ready for another significant workload on Monday. He's worth deploying in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:59 am
    Player Note
    Wilson Chandler Den - SG,SF,PF
    Injured
     
  • Eric Gordon (back) targeting Wednesday
    Eric Gordon (back) said he's hopeful of returning to the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row and a total of four games due to his back issue, but the Rockets are off for a few days and Gordon is considered day-to-day. The Rockets only play once in Week 17, so they could be cautious and hold him out as well. For what it's worth, Gordon is still hoping to participate in the 3-point contest at All-Star weekend. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 6:55 am
  • Wesley Matthews scores 20 points
    Wesley Matthews scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a 112-80 win over the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The Magic allow the fifth most fantasy points to opposing SGs this season, so Matthews expectedly had a cakewalk. He did all of his damage in just 25 minutes with six assists, four rebounds, six triples and one steal, making this his fourth game of the season with at least six triples. With the Mavs winning their last 11 out of 16 games, Matthews' outlook for the rest of the season is getting better by the day as his team now looks committed to making a playoff push. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 8:47 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 20 w/ 10 assists in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo nearly triple-doubled in a 116-100 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 20 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds.

    Advice: He logged 34 minutes and shot 4-of-9 from the field, adding two blocks, one steal and two turnovers. Giannis has been super aggressive sans Jabari Parker (knee) and finished 12-of-14 from the line tonight after scoring a career-high 41 points and hitting 18-of-21 free throws on Friday vs. the Lakers. His biggest accomplishment was getting Paul George into early foul trouble, as the Pacers were forced to switch Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles onto him -- Giannis had a field day against them. He gets a matchup with the Pistons on Monday. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) probable for Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row and remains day-to-day with a left ankle sprain, but the upgrade from questionable to probable is a really good sign. The Pelicans are usually pretty cautious with injuries, but Evans is trending in the right direction. We'll have an update after the morning shootaround. His expected return will likely reduce Tim Frazier's workload, but keep in mind that E'Twaun Moore (personal) isn't expected to play. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:10 pm
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  • Eric Gordon (back) will not play vs. Phoenix
    Eric Gordon (back) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup. Trevor Ariza talked about other players having to step up at shootaround, so that suggests Gordon could miss more time. Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer will pick up the slack with Dekker having more fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:20 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) questionable vs. Wolves
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: He was not sure about his status following Friday's game and even said "that's a good question" when he was asked about it. Butler was clearly limited on Friday and was limping in the fourth quarter. Butler has no problems playing hurt, but this could linger for a while without proper rest. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:04 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Resting Bledsoe makes sense, as earlier in the week, coach Earl Watson mentioned how he thought Bledsoe might have hit a "physical wall." After a red-hot January, Bledsoe has cooled off of late. Over his last four games, Bledsoe was averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 turnovers, while shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from 3-point territory. Devin Booker will be asked to carry even more of the offensive load than usual on Saturday. Brandon Knight and Leandro Barbosa will see extended minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 10:28 am
  • Eric Gordon (back) will be a GTD on Saturday
    Eric Gordon (back) will be a game-time decision on Saturday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Gordon did not play Thursday vs. the Hornets. Coach Mike D'Antoni said Gordon continues to get therapy on his injured back. If Gordon is unable to go on Saturday, Sam Dekker, Corey Brewer and Patrick Beverly will all see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:42 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) out Saturday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's tilt vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is just an early release of the game notes, so there is still a possibility that Shumpert suits up. We should have a better idea of his status after the team's shootaround on Saturday morning. Jordan McRae started at shooting guard on Thursday and finished with six points and two rebounds in 27 minutes. DeAndre Liggins played just one minute off the bench. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:28 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points vs. Bulls
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: We've heard coach Earl Watson talk about Bledsoe hitting the "physical wall" in the last week, but Bledsoe himself admitted after the game that he's dealing with some fatigue. He added that the All-Star break should cure this issue, so there's little reason to worry about his workload beyond next week. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 11:03 pm
  • Ben McLemore scores 22 w/ four steals in win
    Ben McLemore posted an all-around gem on Friday vs. the Hawks, scoring a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: The rebounds and steals matched a career-high, while the triples beat his previous career-high of five. With Ty Lawson (groin) out, McLemore had his best game of the season and had the ball in his hands a lot more than usual. He shot 8-of-17 from the field and 6-of-10 from deep in 42 minutes, and this was his fourth game out of his last five with 29 or more minutes. The Kings need bodies right now and McLemore is producing with averages of 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.6 steals in that span, so he's trending up as a pickup in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:35 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 17 points vs. Wolves
    Buddy Hield scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This is one of his best games of the season, but there's no need to adjust his outlook going forward. He has a downward trend on shooting percentage, making 43.5 percent in December, 37.3 percent on January and 35.3 percent in his previous February games. It does help that Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not play, but leave Hield on the wire. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:25 pm
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