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  • Paul George would 'love' to retire w/ Pacers
    Paul George said on Wednesday that he would "love to" finish his career with the Pacers, adding that he expects to remain in Indiana through the trade deadline.

    Advice: "I'm committed here," George said. "Myself and the front office, we've had great talks." Indiana's resident All-Star also said that he was "focused on turning around this team in the second half." The Pacers hold the No. 6 seed in the East, but they went into the All-Star break with a 4-6 record in their past 10 games. PG's owners shouldn't make any preemptive moves based on vague trade chatter. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:01 pm
  • Nets expected to waive Marcus Thornton
    The Nets are expected to waive G Marcus Thornton.

    Advice: Thornton was part of the deal that brought Bojan Bogdanovic to the Wizards on Wednesday. He was never expected to have a significant role on a young, rebuilding team, and this report confirms that fantasy owners can ignore him. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:36 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) 'ready' to play
    Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) said he's "ready now" to return from his injury after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Warriors' first game is Thursday vs. the Clippers and it sounds like Pachulia will be ready to go. Steve Kerr didn't commit to starting him once he's healthy, but either way it's bad news for JaVale McGee. Pachulia said that he could have returned before the All-Star break if it were the playoffs, but he was still sore and the Warriors erred on the side of caution. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:25 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) targeting Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) looked good during Wednesday's practice, according to coach Dwane Casey, and he's expected to play on Friday.

    Advice: Patterson missed the Raptors' final six games before the break, and he's had 12 DNPs in Toronto's past 19 games. His return to health is great news for the team's frontcourt depth, but most fantasy owners won't care now that Serge Ibaka has slotted into the starting PF job. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:11 pm
  • Woj: Ersan Ilyasova heading from PHI to ATL
    The 76ers are finalizing a trade that will send Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta in exchange for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: The Sixers are expected to receive one second-round pick, while swapping another one. The Hawks are buyers at the deadline and Ilyasova gives them some welcome frontcourt depth, adding a stretch-PF behind Paul Millsap, but his fantasy value takes a hit with the move. If your waiver wire is barren he might be worth holding, to see how the rotation plays out, but the trade deadline is likely to create many more intriguing rest-of-season pickups. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:29 pm
  • A.J. Hammons back up with the Mavs
    A.J. Hammons was called up for the Mavs.

    Advice: He has really just played in garbage time, but Hammons has showed some promise with outside shooting tough. If the Mavs do sell off their veterans, we could see Hammons in the rotation. There's no need to add him almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:31 pm
  • Thunder aren't after Wilson Chandler anymore?
    Oklahoma City no longer has Wilson Chandler on its radar, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

    Advice: That leaves the Rockets and Clippers as the favorites to land the combo forward. The Nuggets are likely going to trade at least one of their veteran forwards, Chandler or Danilo Gallinari, so there could also be another mystery team after Chandler. A trade would likely hurt his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:12 pm
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  • Lue expecting Shumpert to stay
    Coach Ty Lue said he's not expecting Iman Shumpert to be traded before the deadline.

    Advice: "I like our team, I love our team, I love what Shump's done for us these last three years," Lue said. "For me, that's not going to happen, but we're just not going to talk about trades and all this stuff. That's not my expertise." The Cavs are not playing to make a big splash after they already picked up Kyle Korver earlier this season and they'll get J.R. Smith (thumb) back as soon as next month. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:06 pm
  • Greg Monroe unlikely to be dealt
    Greg Monroe's agent, David Falk, said it's unlikely his client will be dealt before the deadline.

    Advice: This coincides with Adrian Wojnarowski saying a deal was unlikely due to little interest in acquiring the big man. Monroe ended his first half on a high note with back-to-back games of 25 points on Feb. 13 and 15. The loss of Jabari Parker should help his usage and the Bucks moving Thon Maker to the four gives him less competition, too. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:59 pm
  • Knicks like Nemanja Bjelica?
    The Knicks have liked Nemanja Bjelica for a while and inquired about his availability in Derrick Rose talks, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

    Advice: Much to the dismay of Wolves fans, the Rose talks look like they'll continue through the deadline. Coach Tom Thibodeau was going to entertain the idea of playing Bjelica at the three, but it just hasn't happened to limit his minutes. If the Knicks are selling and possibly shut players down, Bjelica could get a slight bump in value with a deal. Obviously fantasy owners can stand pat here. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:55 pm
  • No 'substantial talks' with BOS and Indy
    There have been no "substantial talks" between the Celtics and Pacers on Paul George, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.

    Advice: The earlier report from The Vertical said the Pacers are looking at George's value in the trade market. In other words, George wants to stay in Indiana, but the Pacers haven't quite put enough pieces around him on the current roster. He could have interest in joining the Lakers in two seasons, but PG-13 has maintained that winning is his top priority. Additionally, the PG-13 reports could lower the price on Jimmy Butler now with two stars possibly being on selling teams. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
  • Marcus Thornton headed back to the Nets
    Marcus Thornton was traded to the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: We've seen throw-in Marcus Thornton get some late run on his new team and that is possible for the Nets. Although, he's a buyout candidate with his expiring 2016-17 salary at $1.3 million. There's no need to add him unless you're extremely desperate in a very, very deep league. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:15 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) could play Thursday
    Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) has good chance to play on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said he's not sure if he'll be starting Pachulia. The center did go through practice on Wednesday and looks to be over his strain that caused him to miss eight games. His return would take minutes away from fan favorite JaVale McGee. Neither have fantasy value, though. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:49 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) doubtful for Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday night against the Kings.

    Advice: He has been out since Feb. 8 due to his ankle injury, but Faried did go through some practice on Tuesday. The Nuggets did practice on Wednesday, so we'll be looking out for any reports on his status for that one. If he can't go, we should see a decent amount of Juancho Hernangomez and maybe a little more Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:23 pm
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  • Darren Collison told he will stay
    Darren Collison said general manager Vlade Divac told him he doesn't plan to trade him at the deadline.

    Advice: To be clear, this doesn't exactly mean much with the Kings going into a full sell mode following the Boogie Cousins deal. Several reports say he is as good as gone, which would obviously cripple his fantasy value. If he can stay with Sacramento, Collison could flirt with early-round value. For what it's worth, Collison has a 26.7 usage rate when he's not on the court with Boogie compared to 18.2 with him. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:30 am
  • Cavs ink Derrick Williams to 2nd 10-day deal
    Derrick Williams has officially signed his second 10-day contract with the Cavs.

    Advice: Williams will likely be signed for the rest of the season after this second 10-day contract expires, but even with Kevin Love (knee) out, he has very little fantasy value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:09 am
  • Report: Houston not looking to deal Beverley
    The Rockets are reportedly uninterested in trading away Patrick Beverley at the deadline.

    Advice: Beverley has reportedly received interest from the Cavs, Knicks and Bulls, but with Beverley also happy in Houston it would be shocking to see a trade go down. Beverley has been a top-50 guy this season, although his value could take a slight hit, as his minutes are likely to be reduced with Lou Williams now on the roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:35 am
  • Report: IND assessing market for Paul George
    The Pacers are reportedly gauging the trade market for Paul George.

    Advice: The Pacers could go in one of two directions at the deadline, bring in talent to appease PG-13, or send him away and queue a rebuild centered around Myles Turner. George will likely opt-out of his contract following the 2017-18 season, making him an unrestricted free agent in 2018, so teams may be reluctant to make a deal for him without a promise that he'll re-sign at the new location. For what it's worth, George has said he'd be interested in re-signing with the Pacers as a free agent or going back to his hometown of Los Angeles (with the Lakers), so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:29 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) out Thursday vs. ORL
    Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: This is not a good sign at all after Aminu had all of the All-Star break to rest up, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raptors as well. With both Evan Turner (hand) and Aminu out of commission on Thursday night, Noah Vonleh or Meyers Leonard could draw the start at power forward, and Moe Harkless should be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:13 am
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  • Report: Houston interested in Iman Shumpert
    The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

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

    Advice: All indications are the Cavs intend to sign Williams for the rest of the season once that second 10-day contract expires, and while he'll provide Cleveland with some solid depth at the power forward spot, he won't be on the court enough to make a difference in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) returns to practice
    Wilson Chandler (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He missed the two games prior to the All-Star break, but he's had several days off to rest up and should be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Kings. However, Chandler's name has been incredibly popular with the Feb. 23 deadline looming, so it's not a lock that he will be a Nugget much longer. The Rockets, Clippers and Thunder are all rumored destinations for the versatile forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 pm
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  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Manimal has been able to heal up over the All-Star break and the Nuggets are hopeful that he will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Kings after a four-game absence. Faried has been a trade candidate for years, but his name hasn't been floated around much prior to the Feb. 23 deadline. He won't play center nearly as much with Mason Plumlee in town, but he's a hold in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:46 pm
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  • Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday
    Updating a previous report, Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered a minor groin injury that forced him out of the final game heading into the All-Star break, but he practiced in full on Tuesday and he'll be back in action on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Beverley (groin) expected to play Thursday
    Mike D'Antoni said that Patrick Beverley (groin) is "fine" and he expects him to be good to go for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered the minor groin strain during Houston's final game heading into the break, but he's had plenty of time to rest up and his owners can plan on having him available on Thursday night. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • IND continues to reject any calls about PG13
    The Pacers continue to reject any calls about Paul George, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Per Lowe, Indiana is banking on the new CBA increasing their odds to retain PG13. George is under contract for at least one more season after this. Furthermore, the Pacers will be able to pay him far more than any other team even if he doesn't sign an extension and ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 am
  • 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 Monday, 8:56 am
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  • Darren Collison and McLemore are available?
    According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, Darren Collison, Ben McLemore and Arron Afflalo are all "available" with the deadline looming.

    Advice: The Kings moved on from DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday which signaled the beginning of a very long rebuild. Collison is set to become a free agent this summer and the Kings probably aren't confident about their ability to re-sign him, so moving him now for a draft pick makes sense before he walks for nothing. His owners will be hoping that he lands in a favorable spot, but a move would likely hurt his fantasy value. Ty Lawson is the big winner here if the Kings find a new home for Collison, unless of course the Kings bring in a young PG. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:40 am
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Pacers could ship their first-round pick
    The Pacers have made their first-round pick available to help Paul George, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

    Advice: This is nothing new after they traded their first-round pick last year to get Thaddeus Young. According to the report, the Pacers are hoping that pick would translate to the addition of either an established wing or established frontline player. As we saw last week, the Pacers really need some depth at power forward while Glenn Robinson III isn't exactly a strong starter. This shouldn't affect George, Myles Turner or Jeff Teague, assuming the Pacers don't make a massive deal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Cavs expected to sign Williams to 2nd 10-day
    The Cavs are expected to sign Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract on Saturday, and then sign him for the remainder of the season after that contract ends.

    Advice: According to Cleveland.com beat writer Joe Vardon, "the Cavs think Williams will be their seventh or eighth man against the Warriors in the Finals." The reason they will sign him to a second 10-day deal is to maintain roster flexibility through the trade deadline, should something unexpected arise. Williams will be tough to trust from a fantasy standpoint, as his production will likely be inconsistent and unpredictable over the final two months of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 am
  • Paul George scores 17 on off shooting
    Paul George made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points during a 111-98 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan left George in a little longer than usual in the third, but it still wasn't enough to now put the Pacers on a six-game losing streak. George has been particularly bad in those last four, making just 34.4 percent from the field in those losses. A big reason why is he's made just three shots at the rim and went just 4-of-22 on his mid-range shots -- that's usually the main reason why he slumps. He'll head to his fourth All-Star Game and look to get it going again after that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:46 pm
  • Rockets confident Beverley's injury is minor
    The Rockets are confident Pat Beverley's groin strain is not serious, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: Beverley did not return from his groin strain in the first half on Wednesday, which allowed Corey Brewer to start the third quarter. There doesn't appear to be any further evaluation scheduled beyond what he had Wednesday night, so he will likely be ready to roll after the All-Star break. For now, there's little reason to speculative add Brewer or Sam Dekker. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:31 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova marginalized w/ Saric hot
    Ersan Ilyasova struggled in 15 minutes vs. Boston on Wednesday, making 2-of-9 shots to finish with five points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Ilyasova didn't return after leaving at the 9:41 mark of the third quarter tonight, as Dario Saric went off and kept the veteran rooted to the bench. His minutes are trending down, even as Saric trends up, and this does not bode well for his role in the final weeks of the season. Feel free to look elsewhere for players with greater upside. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Greg Monroe stays hot, scores 25 points
    Greg Monroe had another strong game on Monday in the Bucks victory over the Nets, finishing with 25 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Monroe continues to come off the bench but has recently found his groove. He has tallied at least 17 points and eight boards in three straight games. Monroe is averaging 22.3 points (while shooting 76.9 percent from the floor), 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals over that three-game stretch. The Bucks have needed additional offense since Jabari Parker went down and Monroe has supplied it. Monroe's stock is rising, and he's on pace for a strong second half. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Paul George starts hot, finishes cold in loss
    Paul George went ice cold after a strong start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Cavs with 13 points on 4-of-19 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and no defensive stats in 36 minutes.

    Advice: George recently expressed his frustration with the Pacers' struggles. "We see what works for us and then we go away from it," George said. "It's very frustrating, especially losing to Eastern [Conference] teams, where these games are going to come down to late March, early April, where we're playing desperate basketball trying to make the playoffs." Indiana is riding a five-game losing streak, but they have one more chance to turn things around in Thursday's pre-break finale. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return
    Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He may have tweaked it on a drive to the basket and came out after that. Beverley did have a minor groin injury in 2015, but this isn't a chronic issue for him. If the break isn't a long enough time to get healthy, there could be more minutes for Corey Brewer and Sam Dekker. Brewer started the second half. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:17 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Zaza Pachulia (strained shoulder) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pachulia was never expected to return before the break anyway. Steve Kerr said that both Zaza and David West (thumb) should practice and play soon after the break, however, which takes the shine off JaVale McGee in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:52 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
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  • 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
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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) won't play Wednesday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: He'll likely be active for the first game after the break, but it's unclear what his role will look like with Serge Ibaka in the fold. Lucas Nogueira should be able to see his minutes in the mid-20s tonight with both Patterson and Ibaka on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:52 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable vs. CHA
    Patrick Patterson (knee) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Patterson has gotten in multiple full practices, but the Raptors continue to withhold him from games, so it feels as though they want him to sit for the final game prior to the All-Star break. With the arrival of Serge Ibaka, Patterson will be even more irrelevant than he already was. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:38 pm
  • 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
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  • Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) out for Wednesday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a big blow for the Blazers rotation to finish up their first half. On Monday, Aminu played 39 minutes at power forward in the OT loss to the Hawks. It was Noah Vonleh picking up the remaining 14 power forward minutes, so this is likely his biggest opportunity of the season. Although, the Blazers will likely be going with some two-center lineups against a bigger Jazz team, so Ed Davis, Meyers Leonard and maybe Jusuf Nurkic can all get involved today. To be clear, rolling Vonleh in fantasy is a very, very risky move on a 14-game night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:40 am
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  • 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
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  • Darren Colllison scores 13 in win over Lakers
    Darren Collison hit 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He played 40 minutes, but Boogie Cousins was amped for this game and shot it about every time he touched it, limiting Collison's shots in the process. Ty Lawson was out with his adductor strain and any time he's in street clothes, Collison is a viable fantasy play. He just didn't have a big game tonight. If Lawson plays on Wednesday, fading Collison is probably the way to go. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Derrick Williams plays well off Cavs bench
    Derrick Williams played 23 minutes and hit 5-of-7 shots for 13 points, six rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Channing Frye is the obvious winner in the Kevin-Love-knee-surgery sweepstakes, but it's possible that Williams could have some shining moments as well. But he scored just seven points with one rebound on Saturday and had 12 points and zero rebounds in the game before that one, so it's too early to get excited about D-Will. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 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
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Tuesday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Patterson has been medically cleared to play, but he's still not 100 percent and it's all about pain tolerance according to coach Dwane Casey. Jakob Poeltl is getting the start tonight, but there's not much upside there. Serge Ibaka could make his debut on Wednesday vs. the Raptors, and his arrival should spell trouble for the fantasy outlook of Patterson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (left knee sprain) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Aminu suffered this injury, but it would make sense for Portland to just keep him on the sidelines on Wednesday to give him some extra rest heading into the All-Star break. If Aminu is out, Moe Harkless would easily see his minutes in the 30s and there would be some increased opportunity for Meyers Leonard to get on the court. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:57 pm
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  • 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
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  • Faried, Arthur, Gallinari out Wednesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee) and Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable, and if those two also end up hitting the sidelines on Wednesday night, we could see Juan Hernangomez and Will Barton forced to log heavy minutes in the starting lineup. Faried, Arthur and Gallinari will all likely be back in action after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:53 pm
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubles in loss
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 5-of-14 shots but also made four 3-pointers and finished Monday's overtime loss to the Hawks with 14 points, 15 rebounds and a steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu's been rolling, averaging 14.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games, and has hit double digits in scoring in three straight. He's getting 33 minutes a night right now and even though Aminu may continue to come off the bench, he's worth owning in all formats right now if you have someone to drop. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:13 pm
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  • Greg Monroe torches Pistons for 25 & 13
    Greg Monroe came off the bench to hit 12-of-15 shots for 25 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and three steals in 31 minutes in Monday's 102-89 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Monroe was pretty awesome against DeAndre Drummond tonight and had 17 points, eight boards and two blocks in his previous game. With Jabari Parker's season over, John Henson getting DNPs and Thon Maker quiet in starts, Monroe could be setting up for a big finish to the season. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 8:14 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 Feb 13, 4:22 pm
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  • Darren Collison scores 20 points in 41 mins
    Darren Collison hit 7-of-16 shots for 20 points with eight assists, six rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Collison played big minutes once again and has now seen a two percent boost in usage over his last five games. During that stretch, he has averaged 38.4 minutes, 20 points, five assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. Collison should continue to thrive so long as Ty Lawson (adductor) is sidelined. The Kings’ next game is on Tuesday against the Lakers, who are yielding the fifth most fantasy points per game to point guards. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:48 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica scores 16 points w/ three 3s
    Tom Thibodeau completed a season sweep vs. his former team on Sunday, aided by Nemanja Bjelica's 16 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Bjelica did his damage in a mere 19 minutes off the bench, while facing a depleted Bulls team, so it's hard to get too excited here. He hadn't scored double-digit points since mid-January and this was his best all-around game since November. Zach LaVine's absence could help him, though, and we'll let you know if he strings together a few more strong performances. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 3:27 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia (shoulder) ruled out Monday
    Zaza Pachulia (strained shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Pachulia isn't expected back until after the break, so owners can expect him to also sit out Wednesday's game vs. the Kings. JaVale McGee will continue to rack up starts with Pachulia and David West (thumb) out of commission. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 2:35 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out again on Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play vs. Detroit on Sunday.

    Advice: Pascal Siakam and Lucas Nogueira will continue to pick up the slack in Patterson's absence, and Jared Sullinger could earn some minutes after being recalled from the D-League earlier in the day. Patterson reportedly looked good while practicing on Saturday, so it sounds like he could still return before the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 1:54 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) game-time on Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) is a game-time decision vs. the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: Patterson looked good in practice on Saturday, which coach Dwane Casey said was "encouraging," so it's possible we'll see Patterson back after a three-game absence. Pascal Siakam and Lucas Nogueira could lose some minutes if he does return tonight. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 1:28 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
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) ruled out Monday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He likely won't play against the Kings on Wednesday either so that he can heal up over the All-Star break. The Nuggets acquired Mason Plumlee in a trade for Jusuf Nurkic on Sunday, so that hurts Faried's outlook since he won't get nearly as many backup center minutes going forward.Daily Slant: Although Darrell Arthur has started in place of Faried the past two games, he only played 20 minutes in each. Instead of giving the power forward more time on the court, coach Mike Malone has preferred Wilson Chandler at power forward with Will Barton at small forward. Barton has seen the largest bump in minutes, earning at least 34 minutes in three of the past four games. Although he had a relatively quiet game against Cleveland, he averaged 43.0 FanDuel points across the previous three games. Barton will be a solid GPP option in Denver’s matchup with the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:51 am
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  • LeBron wants Derrick Williams to stay
    LeBron James said he wants Derrick Williams to remain in Cleveland for the rest of the season.

    Advice: "We hope that this is a long-term thing," James said of Williams. "Obviously, we know that he's on a 10-day contract, but we believe it's going to be long-term." Williams is averaging 9.5 points on 83.3 percent shooting in his first two games with the Cavs and is benefitting from playing next to a strong supporting cast. He's playing 21.5 minutes per game so far, so he's just someone to monitor in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 6:45 am
  • Patrick Beverley scores season-high 19 points
    Patrick Beverley scored a season-high 19 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's in a good offensive rhythm right now with three straight games scoring 14 or more. Beverley knows he's not the best point guard on his team and he compared his shooting guard role to the NBA's backup point guards. "I can't name a backup point guard better than me in the NBA," Beverley said. Pat-Bev has been very consistent all year as a mid-round player. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:27 pm
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