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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) returns to practice
    Patrick Patterson (knee) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: It sounds like he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs after missing the last six games. With Jared Sullinger and Lucas Nogueira both healthy, the Raptors will be able to ease Patterson back into action and we'd be very surprised if his role of 28.0 minutes per game doesn't take a sizable hit. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
  • Jonas Jerebko (illness) will play Tuesday
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Jerebko will be returning from a one-game absence and he will likely push Jordan Mickey out of the rotation again. Jerebko is only averaging 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in January, so fantasy owners can ignore him. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) will get an MRI Monday
    D.J. Augustin (ankle) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: He's walking "gingerly" without the use of crutches, but we should get an update on his timetable later this evening. For now, it sounds like he's closer to doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls. If Augustin misses time, Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson will log heavy minutes in the backcourt and coach Frank Vogel may finally have no choice but to give Mario Hezonja some burn. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:19 am
  • Demetrius Jackson (illness) out Tuesday
    Demetrius Jackson (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Jackson is the fourth-string PG in Boston and has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:18 am
  • DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss next 2 games
    DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss the next two games for the Raptors.

    Advice: This means he will not play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs or on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. He's not in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated prior to Friday's game vs. the Bucks, so he should be considered day-to-day. Kyle Lowry's usage rate rises from 23.3 to 27.2 when DeRozan is off the court, so he's poised for a big week. Expect Norman Powell and Terrence Ross to pick up DeRozan's minutes on the wings, and we could see some more two-PG lineups as well which would give Cory Joseph a slight bump. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) probable for Tuesday
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Okafor was limited at Monday's practice because of right knee soreness, but he has a big week ahead of him with Joel Embiid (knee) considered doubtful for Tuesday and out for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. As a starter this season, Okafor has averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks, and his ceiling is higher when Embiid is off the court. Nerlens Noel also looks like a nice play this week and should split the center minutes with Okafor. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:56 am
  • Andre Iguodala will be rested on Monday
    Andre Iguodala will be rested on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: At least we got a good warning, as coach Steve Kerr hinted that this would happen on Sunday. The last time Iguodala missed a game on Dec. 10, Patrick McCaw played 21 minutes off the bench and Ian Clark saw 23 minutes. To be clear, there are no fantasy pickups here for standard-league owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 am
  • Clint Capela will start on Monday vs. Bucks
    Clint Capela will start on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The Rockets have been bringing him off the bench in an effort to ease him back into action, but they are ready to return to their normal starting lineup of Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and Capela -- that lineup is 15-2 this season. Capela is worth owning in standard leagues, while Montrezl Harrell will return to the bench and is trending in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
  • Tyler Johnson will not play on Monday
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not participate in the morning shootaround and will miss his second straight game. This is the same shoulder that he needed surgery on last season, but the Heat continue to downplay the injury and he's still listed as day-to-day. Johnson was able to lift weights on Sunday and he said he was optimistic about it, but the Heat have every reason to be cautious. Goran Dragic looks like a strong play Monday and Dion Waiters will see heavy minutes at both guard spots. Both players should be popular DFS targets. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Joel Anthony signs with the Spurs
    Joel Anthony has signed a 10-day deal with the Spurs.

    Advice: He will provide some emergency depth off the bench with Pau Gasol (hand) out for the next 4-6 weeks. Anthony may not be in the rotation and is not a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
  • Knicks to use normal starters Monday
    The Knicks are not expected to change their starting lineup on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he may consider moving Kristaps Porzingis to the five, but for now he's planning on starting Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis and Joakim Noah vs. the Pacers. We'll have official confirmation before tip-off, but Porzingis is an elite play regardless of where he starts the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:05 am
  • Dwyane Wade praises Paul Zipser
    Dwyane Wade praised rookie Paul Zipser for his recent play.

    Advice: "He works hard. He just does his job," Wade said of Zipser. "You look at his body and he's strong. He's just being consistent. He got his opportunity a few games back and he has all the confidence in the world in himself." The forward is averaging 8.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 triples over his last four games, and with Nikola Mirotic on the trade block, he could be more involved down the stretch. With that said, he has very little upside in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:26 am
  • Popovich says Dejounte Murray is a 'keeper'
    Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Dejounte Murray is a "keeper."

    Advice: Murray has made two straight starts in place of Tony Parker (foot) and is expected to make another one on Monday vs. the Nets. "It doesn’t faze him," Popovich said. "He just comes in and plays. I’m really pleased he’s shown that kind of fiber and composure." The rookie has averaged 19.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 triples in his last two games, and while he will likely be demoted to third-string duties when Parker is back, he looks like a nice short-term add and is an intriguing stash in dynasty formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out another 3-5 weeks
    The Nets announced that Jeremy Lin will miss another 3-5 weeks after aggravating his strained left hamstring.

    Advice: "During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery," Nets GM Sean Marks said. "We understand and appreciate Jeremy’s competitive desire to get back on the court with his teammates, however, we are going to be cautious with his rehab in order to ensure that he is at full strength once he returns." If you don't have an IR spot, Lin's owners can move on unless they're in a great position in the standings. Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead have been splitting the PG minutes in Lin's absence and will continue to do so, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Brice Johnson (back) is nearing a return
    Brice Johnson (back) is nearing a return according to coach Doc Rivers.

    Advice: "He’s getting very close to possibly playing a D-League game or something like that," Rivers said. "We don’t know with his back if we’ll send him to the D-League because of the health part of it. That’s a tough one for us." Johnson has yet to play this season after suffering an acute herniated disc in his lower back during the preseason. It sounds like Blake Griffin (knee) will beat him back to the court, so there won't be many minutes available for the first-round rookie out of UNC. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Tyler Johnson optimistic about his shoulder
    Tyler Johnson said he's optimistic about his left shoulder because he was able to lift weights on Sunday.

    Advice: "It’s not the same pain as it was last year," Johnson said Sunday when asked if his latest injury is connected to his past shoulder issues. "It’s just like a strain. Obviously it was a little bit more concerning at the time because it was the left shoulder. But coming in today, it feels a lot better. The swelling went down a lot. So yeah, I’m optimistic about it." He missed the final 35 games of the 2015-16 season after having rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder, but the Heat are calling him day-to-day for now and he's questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors. If Johnson doesn't show any progress on Monday, Johnson could undergo an MRI. Expect Dion Waiters to benefit the most if Johnson misses additional time. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 am
  • DeMar DeRozan hurts right ankle on Sunday
    DeMar DeRozan injured his right ankle during Sunday's game, which he finished with 22 points (6-of-17 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was visibly frustrated after landing on a teammates foot halfway through the fourth quarter. He continued to play for a while, but didn't return after exiting with 1:30 left in a one-point game. The Raptors have a day off before facing the Spurs on Tuesday, so we'll keep a close eye on his status in case the ankle worsens overnight. If he misses any time, expect Terrence Ross to gain the most, with help from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) won't play vs. the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: Lin has missed 31 games and counting, after missing just 23 games prior to this season during his NBA career. There's no indication of when he might get back on the court, and his absence could be due to more than just his hamstring injury, so he's a hard guy to hold without an IR spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Sunday vs. Suns
    Patrick Patterson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Patterson was able to go through a full practice on Saturday, and while head coach Dwane Casey said acknowledged that he's now pain-free, he wants to be extra cautious and give Patterson an extra day to rest up. The Raptors have a back-to-back set coming up Tuesday vs. San Antonio and Wednesday in Memphis, and it seems likely that Patterson will be able to get back for at least one of those games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:22 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Johnson missed more than half of the 2015-16 season after having surgery on his left shoulder before ultimately returning for the playoffs, so this is a concern. However, the Heat are listing him as day-to-day for now. Coach Erik Spoelstra also downplayed the injury on Saturday and said that Johnson is not planning to get X-rays or an MRI. If Johnson is out Monday, Dion Waiters will be the primary beneficiary and he's coming off a monster 33-point effort against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) won't return Sunday
    D.J. Augustin (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and the Magic are calling the injury a right ankle sprain. Augustin was able to walk gingerly under his own power to the locker room, so hopefully it's not too serious. He finished with zero points, one assist and one rebound in five minutes. Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson will log a ton of minutes the rest of the game and we may see more of Mario Hezonja as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 am
  • Andre Iguodala could be rested on Monday
    Andre Iguodala could be rested on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He's going to play on Sunday vs. the Magic and could see a couple more minutes with Shaun Livingston resting, but the Warriors are contemplating giving Iggy the day off on Monday. Their final decision likely hinges on the workload he sees vs. the Magic. If he's rested, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw would be candidates to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Dejounte Murray plays really well in start
    Dejounte Murray scored 14 points with two rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in a start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Solid. He didn't close this game out, but that would put him on pace to be a Spurs great with how coach Gregg Popovich doesn't trust rookies. Murray should see some decent run in the first half with Tony Parker (ankle) out and he's already way ahead of the curve. He's worth a look in the short term for deep leagues and his Dynasty owners should be really encouraged today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 pm
  • Clint Capela plays 16 minutes on Saturday
    Clint Capela came off the bench and had five points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in just 16 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Capela blew up for 22 points and 12 boards in 21 minutes on Friday, but his minutes cut is understandable in a back-to-back situation with him coming off a broken leg. In any case, Capela's arrow is pointing up, while Montrezl Harrell's is pointing down. As long as Capela doesn't suffer a setback, you have to think he'll be back in the starting unit by the end of the upcoming week, if not much sooner. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:05 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor scores 12 points in a start
    Jahlil Okafor scored 12 points in a start on Saturday during a 110-93 loss to the Hawks, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: As you might expect, the Hawks went right at Okafor in this game, but he was actually better than usual. Plus, he had a solid offensive game and the starters fared well. Joel Embiid (rest) isn't expected to miss time going forward, so that means Okafor should be out of the rotation again. At least this good game could help his trade value. He's only a stash or a stream on the nights Embiid sits. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 14 in 33 minutes
    Kristaps Porzingis played 33 minutes, hit 7-of-13 shots and scored 14 points on Saturday, but the good news ends there.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer (0-for-3), had just one rebound, one steal, one block and two assists in the loss. The good news is that he's back and playing solid minutes, but his numbers over his last two games have not been impressive. Hopefully it's just rust after missing four games with an achilles injury, but he's clearly not back to 100 percent just yet. Hopefully he turns it around against the Pacers on Monday, but there are signs he's not far off, as he's hit 16-of-30 shots in his two games since returning. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Porzingis starting, Kuzminskas to bench
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will start and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: The Knicks are playing their old lineup here and will shift Carmelo Anthony back to the three. We'll see how the Knicks stagger KP, which was a good plan earlier this season. Porzingis should be all set in a fantastic matchup today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:06 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (left shoulder) will not play
    Tyler Johnson (left shoulder strain) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The team is listing his as day-to-day with this injury, which may have been suffered on Thursday. Johnson does come off the bench, but the team calls him Mr. Fourth Quarter for a reason. With him out, we're probably going to see some Dion Waiters at the point, so don't be surprised if he comes off the bench. Wayne Ellington is also likely looking at more starts and may even start. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:52 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor will start for Embiid (rest)
    Jahlil Okafor will start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: Okafor was a monster in his last start for Embiid with a season-high 26 points. Although, Nerlens Noel was in foul trouble and was hurt, so it was a perfect storm for Okafor to have a good game. He's a viable player to use today, but his long-term value doesn't look great. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:43 pm
  • Joel Anthony to sign with Spurs?
    Joel Anthony is expected to sign with the Spurs.

    Advice: The team is looking for another big man, so they'll go back to Anthony to add some depth. He was with the team at training camp, but was waived on Oct. 22. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Jackson is out for Saturday.
    Demetrius Jackson (illness) is not available for Saturday.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:29 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko will not play on Saturday
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was probable, but the team will keep him out. With Jerebko and Tyler Zeller (illness) out, we might get a little Jordan Mickey action. There should be some extra run going to Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk as we ll. Olynyk has played well and is a viable option today. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but we've seen him fall off several times. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:23 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko has a cold, is probable
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) has a cold and is probable to play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Considering he's probable, we'll assume Jerebko is good for minutes in the low teens. Although, coach Brad Stevens may opt for Tyler Zeller to be his last big in the rotation. There's little reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:03 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) practices fully
    Patrick Patterson (knee) went through the Raptors full practice on Saturday.

    Advice: With Lucas Noguiera (concussion) also sidelined Friday night, the Raps went small and started Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll at the forward spots. Jared Sullinger and Pascal Siakam saw 17 and 19 minutes, respectively, off the bench. The Raps next game is Sunday vs. Phoenix. We will have to wait for an update regarding Patterson's status for that contest. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:33 am
  • Dejounte Murray to start at PG on Saturday
    Dejounte Murray will start at point guard in place of Tony Parker (foot) Saturday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: It was announced earlier in the day that Parker would miss at least two more games. The Spurs are 3-0 when Murray starts this season. He is averaging 12.3 points, 2.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds in the those three contests, although those numbers are inflated due to his awesome outing in the Spurs previous game on Thursday, when he finished with 24 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes. It is probably safe to assume that Patty Mills will see more than the 16 minutes he played on Thursday. A fair expectation is the two point guards will split Saturday's minutes fairly evenly. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:20 am
  • Clint Capela scores career-high 22 points
    Clint Capela showed he was close to 100 percent against the Warriors on Friday, scoring a career-high 22 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.

    Advice: We'll keep this one simple here. If Capela is somehow on your waiver wire, go fix that right now and pick him up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:49 pm
  • D.J. Augustin hands out eight assists in win
    D.J. Augustin scored 10 points with eight assists, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: With Jodie Meeks (thumb) and Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out, we could see a lot more two-PG lineups going forward. That means a boost in minutes for Augustin (28), Elfrid Payton (37) and C.J. Watson (31). Augustin doesn't have great upside and finished just 3-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, but he's a decent pickup in deeper leagues if you need short-term value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan struggles in Charlotte
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Hornets during an ugly 113-78 loss on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, DeRozan was named to the All-Star starting group for the East. DeRozan was soaring earlier this season as the NBA's top scorer, but now he's almost tied with DeMarcus Cousins for fifth and sixth. He is still playing well, but DeRozan hasn't been a top-30 player on the season for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Bebe Nogueira, Pat Patterson out again
    Patrick Patterson (knee) and Lucas Noguiera (concussion) will not play against the Hornets on Friday night.

    Advice: We'll see if the Raptors are going to play Jared Sullinger a little more, but it's unlikely to be much more than his 14 minutes. Pascal Siakam should get some added run at power forward, but the Raptors could definitely go small a lot against a smaller four in Marvin Williams. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:05 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) doubtful for Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) appears unlikely to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Patterson has missed four straight games due to knee issues. Lucas Nogueira is also doubtful, leaving the Raps shorthanded in the frontcourt. Pascal Siakam will likely start. Jared Sullinger (foot) returned Wednesday and played 14 minutes. He should see around 15 minutes again on Friday. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross could also see additional minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 am
  • Dejounte Murray returned to action on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 am
  • Dejounte Murray scores career-high 24 points
    Dejounte Murray had easily his best NBA game of his career in a start for Tony Parker (foot) on Thursday, scoring a career-high 24 points on 7-of-11 from the field with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one turnover and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Murray had no jumper in his time at Washington, making just 34.0 percent of his twos and 28.8 percent of his threes. He also had some horrendous turnover woes, so the one turnover in all that playing time is almost as impressive as the scoring. Clearly, things are working out nicely for the rookie and the Spurs clearly trust him as their No. 3 point guard. This game is a huge fluke, but keep him in mind if Tony Parker (foot) misses games again. Parker is likely to play on Saturday against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:47 pm
  • Tyler Johson scores 23 points vs. Mavs
    Tyler Johnson scored 23 points with two assists, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes on Thursday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Johnson scored 10 points in the fourth quarter after having scored 13 in the first three. He played all 12 minutes in the final stanza for the 26th time this season and leads the NBA with an average of 10.9 minutes per game in the fourth quarter. He has scored in double figures in 14 consecutive games and has been one of the best waiver-wire pickups this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis looks good in his return
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) returned from a four-game absence during a 113-110 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, playing 29 minutes with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He looked healthy and played 17 minutes at center in this game, which is way more than he's been averaging. The Knicks were 5-0 without Joakim Noah (ankle) before this game, so there should be more of KP at the five going forward. Obviously his fantasy owners don't really care as long as his Achilles is healthy. The Knicks may be careful with their prized player, so his owners will need to be on the lookout for rest on back-to-backs sets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:53 pm
  • Dejounte Murray will start for Parker vs. DEN
    Dejounte Murray will start for Tony Parker (foot) against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It'll be the third start of his career. In his previous two, he averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 boards, 2.5 assists and 0.5 treys. He's actually shot the ball a lot better, but obviously you would have to be in a deep league to grab him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:30 pm
  • Dejounte Murray expected to be available
    Dejounte Murray (ankle) is expected to be available for Thursday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He may actually get a start after missing the last two games. Murray has almost no value right now, but he is playing better. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:11 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis coming off the bench
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is coming off the bench in his return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks will stick with their winning lineup from Wednesday in Boston: Ron Baker, Derrick Rose, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Kyle O'Quinn. The Knicks are fully expected to limit Porzingis in his return, but he should be in your season-long lineups. We'll see where he gets his minutes with plenty of talk about him playing more center. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:30 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) ruled out for Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: We don't even know when Lin is going to practice yet, so he's out indefinitely. Lin has hinted that him missing games is more than just about him being healthy, so the team may want to look at their younger players. Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie have split the minutes for the most part, but neither are worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis available to play vs. WAS
    An MRI of Kristaps Porzingis' left Achilles confirmed no structural damage and he will be available to play on Thursday against the Wizards.

    Advice: This is wonderful news on the future of the franchise. Porzingis has missed the last four games and he also missed three games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4 for the same reason, so the Knicks will likely be careful on him tonight. Additionally, there is a lot of talk of Porzingis playing more at the five, so that will be something to watch for tonight. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez take some hits here. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:59 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis hopes to play on Saturday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) said he's "90 percent ready" and he is hopeful to play on Saturday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He hasn't been officially ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Wizards, but it sure sounds like he's not planning to play. Porzingis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday morning, so his plans for Saturday could change too based on the results. "Still not there yet," Porzingis said. "I have to be really careful of how much I do and how explosive the movements are. If not I get a little pinch again in the heel down there where the Achilles starts." We should have an update this afternoon, but Mindaugas Kusminskas looks like a nice short-term pickup and he's coming off a 17-point effort on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Andre Iguodala gets four steals w/ full line
    Andre Iguodala had another nice game on Wednesday, swiping four steals to go along with six points, five assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The 13-year veteran is quietly having a phenomenal month of January, scoring 7.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting with 1.0 threes, 3.7 boards, 3.6 assists and 0.7 steals. He's a combined 7-of-11 from deep in that span. It's inevitable that he'll cool off, but he's getting a ton of easy shot attempts and is at least worth some attention in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 pm
  • Clint Capela scores just five off bench
    Clint Capela came off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds and two blocks in 11 minutes.

    Advice: He still has a minutes limit and it may stick around. The good news is Capela came in for garbage time, so maybe the plan all along was to have him close out for this game. While he hasn't done much yet, he has to be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:32 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) gets healthy DNP-CD
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) was a healthy DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Okafor was available to play despite his minor ankle ailment, but coach Brett Brown went back to a Joel Embiid/Nerlens Noel rotation at center. Barring a trade, Okafor belongs on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits 11-of-21 FGs for 25 pts
    DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points on 11-of-21 shots vs. the 76ers on Wednesday, without a single 3-point attempt in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He added six assists, three boards, one steal and just two turnovers. It's all a bonus for his fantasy owners, as coach Dwane Casey hinted earlier in the day that DeRozan might rest in the second of back-to-back games. Toronto gets consecutive games again on Jan. 24-25, so owners should be on the lookout for a potential rest day next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis set to undergo an MRI
    Kristaps Porzingis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore left Achilles on Thursday.

    Advice: "He’s fine if he’s shooting a jump shot or something, but when he really pushes off hard to drive the ball he’s feeling a little pinch in the heel," said head coach Jeff Hornacek. "They’re giving him treatment and trying to get rid of that but I think that’s the last step and then he can play." Porzingis will miss his fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, but we should get a better idea on his potential return date once the MRI results are released. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:02 pm
  • Confirmed: DeMar DeRozan will start vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is confirmed in the starting lineup against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors may want to get a win against their divisional foes. DeRozan gets a good matchup tonight, so keep him rolling in your season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan listed as starter vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is listed as the starter for Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: The Raptors usually tweet out lineup changes on their officially Twitter account, but this isn't the source here. For now, DeRozan has a good chance to play on the second half of a back-to-back set. We'll see if there is another update on DeMar from the team before tip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Clint Capela will come off the bench vs. MIL
    Clint Capela will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Capela started in his return from a 15-game absence on Tuesday, but only lasted nine minutes, so it doesn't make much sense to start him while he's dealing with a minutes limit. Capela does have some nice upside, but it'll probably take him at least a week before he's really up to speed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:33 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play at PHI
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: His knee injury has kept him to just two games in 2017. Luckily for the Raptors, they have Jared Sullinger (foot) back for limited minutes -- he's likely only going to play 10-15 minutes tonight. The Raptors will also likely go smaller tonight while Pascal Siakam could play 20 minutes. None of these guys mentioned are worth using in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan possibly resting on Wednesday?
    Coach Dwane Casey hinted DeMar DeRozan could be rested on Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It makes sense after the Raptors rested Kyle Lowry in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. If DeRozan does sit, it'll likely be Norman Powell getting the start while Terrence Ross would also get a bump in playing time. Plus, Kyle Lowry could be taking a ton of shots in his hometown. Hopefully we get the starting lineup before the 7:00 EST start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) available to play Weds
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Joel Embiid (illness) may be forced to sit this one out, which would essentially guarantee Okafor at least 20 minutes of floor time. That being said, Okafor is basically only good for points and boards, so he's not a very attractive target in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:29 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's still dealing with soreness in his left Achilles, so the Knicks will continue to take an extremely cautious approach with their franchise big man. Joakim Noah (ankle) did not participate during shootaround and is looking doubtful, so we could see a lot of Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez operating at the five-spot today, with Mindaugas Kusminskas earning another start at the four sans Porzingis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 am
  • Porzingis, Noah questionable for Wednesday
    Kristaps Porzingis (sore left Achilles) and Joakim Noah (sore left ankle) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Jeff Hornacek hinted on Tuesday that he was considering starting Porzingis at center for Wednesday's game, so it could be easier to justify making that move if Noah is forced to the sidelines today. Noah wasn't able to go through shootaround, so he seems a bit closer to doubtful, while Porzingis did participate. We likely won't get another update until Porzingis goes through his pregame routine, but if both guys are out, Kyle O'Quinn could draw the start at center. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Paul Zipser starts, scores five points
    Paul Zipser started for Taj Gibson (ankle) on Tuesday but played just 19 minutes and finished with five points, three rebounds and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Mavs.

    Advice: Zipser will likely move to the bench regardless of Gibson's ankle, as Nikola Mirotic is back in action for the Bulls after dealing with an illness. Forget about him in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan went off for 36 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (rest) got the night off and DeRozan's usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court, so it's no surprise that he feasted on the Nets. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal, hitting all 10 of his free throws. He didn't even attempt a 3-pointer, but that only makes this line even more impressive. Just make sure he's active for Wednesday's matchup vs. the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Clint Capela fails to score in return
    Clint Capela played for the first time in 15 games after a broken leg and started on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score in just nine minutes of action.

    Advice: The good news is that he's back and the bad news is that it will be baby steps for Capela as he works his way back into game shape. He's worth holding, but it may be a week or so before we see him return to form. He did have five rebounds and a block, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:03 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Tuesday vs. BKN
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and his absence essentially ensures that Lucas Nogueira will get another start at the four-spot. Nogueira is worth owning as a shot blocking specialist in most leagues, while Patterson isn't worth a roster spot almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:50 pm
  • Paul Zipser to start in place of Taj Gibson
    Paul Zipser will replace Taj Gibson (ankle) in the Bulls starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Zipser has started two games previously this season. In those two starts, he is averaging 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.6 minutes. Thus, there is no need to add Zipser off the wire, and he is even risky as a streaming option or a DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:24 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Tuesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: He's out indefinitely, and we're going to stop updating his status until he clears some sort of benchmark for getting back to the court (he's still not practicing). Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to man the point guard position in Lin's absence, but neither guy is worth a roster spot in most settings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:00 pm
  • Demetrius Jackson sent down to D-League
    The Celtics have assigned Demetrius Jackson to their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: Neat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:46 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Okafor has played in each of the Sixers last two contests (the first time he has played in consecutive since late December) due to Joel Embiid resting on Saturday and Nerlens Noel (ankle) missing Monday's game. Okafor has "some soreness" in his ankle, but is expected to be healthy enough to play on Wednesday. Noel is currently questionable for Wednesday, so Okafor could again see significant minutes if Noel is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:35 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) will start Tuesday night
    Clint Capela (knee) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night in Miami, but will "probably" play fewer than 20 minutes.

    Advice: Capela will return after missing 15 games. Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that there will not be a minutes cap in place, but did say: "His condition being what it is, we'll keep him under 20 minutes, probably." Capela was averaging 24.5 minutes per game over Houston's first 28 games this season. Montrezl Harrell had played relatively well in Capela absence, but will now get bumped back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:28 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) expected to play Tuesday
    Clint Capela (knee) is expected to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "I've been doing pretty good in the workouts by myself, sprinting, dunking. It all felt good," Capela said. He had been playing the best basketball of his career prior to the injury, which was initially projected to cost him 4-6 weeks. He is averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks - all career-highs. Make sure he is not floating around your league's waiver wire, as he was returning mid-round value over the first two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Andre Iguodala scores season-high 14 points
    Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: You just knew he was going to step up with LeBron James in town. Iguodala did all of his damage in just 25 minutes of the blowout, adding five assists, three rebounds, one block and two triples. As good as he was tonight, Iggy was only averaging 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists on the season, so we can't get behind an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) feeling good in workouts
    Clint Capela (knee) said that he's been sprinting and dunking during recent workouts, and it all felt good.

    Advice: Capela has been out of commission since Dec. 17, but he could return to the court for Tuesday's game against the Heat. The Rockets will make an official determination on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he's close enough to a return that he should be stashed in most leagues. He'll likely be eased back into things after the lengthy layoff, but once he's fully up to speed, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:42 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor scores 10 points off bench
    Jahlil Okafor returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He was very efficient tonight and also hit a pair of free throws. Okafor wasn't initially expected to play with Joel Embiid returning from a rest day, but Nerlens Noel was ruled out with an ankle sprain so Okafor took over as the backup center. 76ers' reporter Keith Pompey hinted that the team is showcasing Okafor for a trade, so if you need a big and you have a roster spot it's not a bad idea to stash him through the trade deadline. If Noel returns on Wednesday vs. the Raptors, Okafor might fall back out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:10 pm
  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) out Tuesday vs. MIN
    Dejounte Murray (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He's a negligible part of the rotation on most nights, so his absence from Tuesday's game will have zero consequence in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:09 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench Monday
    Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Okafor actually had a nice line in his previous outing with Joel Embiid resting, but with Embiid back in action and Nerlens Noel serving as his primary backup, Okafor is unlikely to earn enough minutes to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:38 am
  • Paul Zipser starts, play 15 minutes Sunday
    Paul Zipser started Sunday's game in place of Dwyane Wade (rest), finishing with five points, two rebounds and three turnovers in 15 minutes.

    Advice: It was a tough matchup vs. the Grizzlies' defense, but that's hardly the only reason to avoid Zipser, a 22-year-old rookie taken by Chicago at No. 48 overall this season. Wade is due back on Tuesday, kicking off the Bulls' three-game week, and we're unlikely to hear much from Zipser until a back-to-back set on Jan. 24-25. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:04 pm
  • Paul Zipser will start on Sunday vs. Memphis
    Paul Zipser will move into the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Nikola Mirotic (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) out tonight, Zipser will get some run. He started on Jan. 12 against the Knicks and played 34 minutes, scoring seven points with five rebounds and two assists. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 5:47 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points w/ five dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, to go with five rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors flexed their muscles in this one, going on a 21-2 run to open up the second half of action, which allowed Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll and DeRozan to watch the entire fourth quarter of action from the sidelines. The Raptors have what should be some easy wins coming up with a back-to-back set against the Nets (Tuesday) and 76ers (Wednesday), so DeRozan's minutes could be on the lower spectrum to open up Week-13. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:46 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) won't play Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row, but the Raptors are likely being cautious based on coach Dwane Casey's comments earlier in the week. With Patterson out, the Raptors are going to roll with Lucas Nogueira at the four, but that might not be ideal if the Knicks start Lance Thomas in place of Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles). Nogueira had 10 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and two assists in his last start. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 10:57 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday
    Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday vs. the Heat or Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has missed about one month of action, but the big man is scheduled to go through practice on Monday. It's fair to assume that Capela will have restrictions right out of the gate, but he shouldn't be sitting on your waiver wire with season averages of 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Montrezl Harrell is now a drop candidate in most leagues, while Nene loses a lot of value as well. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:11 am
  • Celtics recall Demetrius Jackson
    The Celtics have recalled Demetrius Jackson from the D-League

    Advice: He's fourth on the depth chart at PG in Boston and has zero fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:02 am
  • Brice Johnson (back) nearing a return
    Brice Johnson (back) is now able to play 1-on-1 and is nearing a return to true on-court activities according to coach Doc Rivers.

    Advice: The No. 25 pick in the 2016 draft has yet to touch the court this season after suffering an acute herniated disc in his lower back during the preseason. It sounds like he could be cleared in the near future, but he likely won't beat Blake Griffin (knee) back to the court. The rookie is not worth stashing and may not be in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 7:03 am
  • Unprocessed: Jahlil Okafor scores 26 points
    Jahlil Okafor went off in his start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Wizards during a 109-93 loss on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Nerlens Noel also sprained his ankle and was in foul trouble, so Okafor saw some serious burn as the only other active center. In his halftime interview, Okafor said he put in extra work for this game because he knew this was his chance. As encouraging as this was, the 76ers were ripping off wins before with Okafor out of the lineup, so he's likely going to fall out of the rotation again. Maybe this game will make teams more willing to trade for him. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:51 pm
  • Paul Zipser gets a DNP-CD
    Paul Zipser was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: From a starter and a closer with Jimmy Butler out on Thursday, to out of the rotation on Saturday. Maybe he gets some minutes on Sunday with Dwyane Wade (rest) out, but there's no need to add Zipser almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:32 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor to start for The Process (rest)
    Jahlil Okafor will start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is a huge spot for Okafor, who figures to slide into Embiid's 28-minute role. There should still be about 20-26 minutes of Nerlens Noel, so keep him rolling in all lineups tonight and in DFS, too. Okafor can be left on the wire in shallower formats and needs a trade for value. Additionally, Marcin Gortat could have a big game. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:41 pm
  • Jeremy Lin remains out for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play on Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He wants to play in the next week or so, but some comments from the Nets suggest Lin sitting out is more than just getting him healthy. In other words, Lin is likely out for quite a few games despite how he said he's healing faster than his last hamstring strain. If you're going to stash him, you will need some serious patience. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 2:08 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable for Sun
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Patterson returned to play two games earlier this week but was then forced to sit out Friday night, although coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. Lucas Nogueira started in place of Patterson on Friday, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. Pascal Siakam or Norman Powell could also see increased minutes, based on matchups, if Patterson misses more time. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 10:16 am
  • Celtics send Demetrius Jackson to D-League
    Demetrius Jackson has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: Jackson, who is not a part of the Celtics rotation, has been back and forth between Boston and the D-League multiple times this season. He should not be owned in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:05 am
  • Tyler Johnson scores 14 points in loss
    Tyler Johnson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Friday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: The combo guard added five assists with two rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one triple in 30 minutes. His defensive stats are on the rise with eight blocks in seven games since the turn of the new year. There was yet another Goran Dragic trade rumor on Friday linking him to the Magic, but Johnson is already returning top-65 value in standard leagues as a reserve. He could become a monster if Dragic finds a new home. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:59 pm
  • Paul Zipser getting talked up a bit?
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Paul Zipser "really battled" and "played hard" in his start on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bit of a shock to see Hoiberg close with Zipser on Thursday night over guys like Doug McDermott. "The fact that he didn't back down from the challenge of guarding Carmelo Anthony says a lot about Paul," Hoiberg said. "You see some of his versatility. He has a bright future." Obviously we can't trust Zipser just yet, but don't be surprised if he's in the rotation again on Saturday. He could likely start if Jimmy Butler (illness) is out again. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 3:25 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. He didn't exactly look right with 21 minutes and going scoreless on Tuesday. Against Trevor Booker at the four, the Raptors could be looking at Lucas Nogueira as the starter. They could also go with more small-ball lineups against the fastest team in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:52 pm
  • Dejounte Murray (ankle) won't play Saturday
    Dejounte Murray (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Murray has been playing a bit more recently, averaging 7.1 minutes per game over the Spurs last five games. Still, he has scored more than two points only once this month. Thus, no significant fantasy impact with news he won't play Saturday. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:49 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday night in Toronto.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Lin has been ruled out indifferently. On Thursday, Lin day say he hoped to return within a "couple of weeks." Lin is a notoriously slow healer, so it should be noted that the team has still not given an official timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:05 am
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