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  • Jon Leuer (knee) a game-time decision vs. ATL
    Jon Leuer (knee) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer did get in a full practice on Tuesday and participated during shootaround, and head coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that he could return to action tonight, so things are trending in a positive direction here. If Leuer does get back to the court, Tobias Harris will return to the bench and Stanley Johnson could lose some minutes. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • DeAndre Bembry (personal) available to play
    DeAndre Bembry (personal) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He's not typically in the rotation, so his playing status is irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
  • Reggie Bullock will start Wednesday vs. ATL
    Reggie Bullock will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: Bullock logged 29 minutes in a start on Sunday, but only managed to tally four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal. Yes, he's starting, but that doesn't make him a viable target in most settings. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
  • Aron Baynes (knee) good to go for Wednesday
    Aron Baynes (knee) is a go for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.

    Advice: Baynes did not practice on Tuesday, but he was never expected to miss Wednesday's game. He doesn't have much value with Andre Drummond (knee) healthy, though. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) questionable vs. TOR
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: McConnell said on Tuesday that he was going to "try to play" today, and he was able to go through shootaround without wearing the wrist splint, so things are trending in a positive direction here. He was playing really well with the starting unit prior to going down, so it'll be interesting to see if he's imminently re-inserted back into the starting five, or if coach Brett Brown opts to bring him along more slowly off the bench. Either way, if T.J. gets back, Sergio Rodriguez's minutes will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Ron Baker will start again on Wednesday
    Ron Baker will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, with Courtney Lee coming off the bench.

    Advice: Ron "Burgundy" Baker had a solid outing in his previous start, posting 12 points, four triples, three boards, one assist and two steals in his 22 minutes of floor time, so he's on the radar as a potential deep league streamer. Lee was a no-show in 21 minutes off the bench, scoring just seven points to go with one 3-pointer and not much else, so he's a cut candidate with the demotion to the second unit. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:41 am
  • Jon Leuer, KCP questionable for Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer was able to practice on Tuesday, while KCP was not, so Leuer likely has a much better chance of returning to the court on Wednesday. If he is able to get back out there it'll be interesting to see if he's immediately re-inserted back into the starting five, or if Stan Van Gundy eases him back into things after spending four games on the sidelines. Either way, Stanley Johnson's minutes will likely take a slight hit with Leuer back in the fold. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Atkinson says LeVert is pushing for more mins
    Kenny Atkinson acknowledged that Caris LeVert has been "pushing for more minutes" with his solid play as of late and that extending his playing time is something they will look into.

    Advice: The Nets 2016 first-round pick has seen his playing time rise to the lower-20s through the month of January, and he's responded with averages of 8.6 points, 1.9 dimes and 1.2 triples per game on 48.3 percent shooting. Atkinson wants LeVert to earn his minutes, and he's been doing just that with a +/- rating of +1.1 over the past nine games. He's a reasonable guy to stash, as he should be able to eventually usurp Joe Harris for the starting two-spot in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:59 am
  • Knicks recall Marshall Plumlee from D-League
    The Knicks have recalled Marshall Plumlee from the D-League.

    Advice: This is literally the only thing we ever blurb about the third Plumlee. Move along folks, no fantasy value to be had here. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • Report: ATL to sign Gary Neal to 10-day deal
    The Hawks will reportedly sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Neal is familiar with Mike Budenholzer, as Budenholzer was an assistant coach in San Antonio during his time there, although we're not expecting much from him in Atlanta. He'll be competing for playing time with the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr., Mike Dunleavy and Kent Bazemore, so he's not a great add in most settings. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:41 am
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  • Jameer Nelson comes back to earth Tuesday
    Jameer Nelson played 20 minutes and hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was probably a popular DFS play with Gary Harris out again, but he was strictly the backup point guard tonight. He had 18 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Monday against his former team (Magic), but wasn't feeling quite as motivated tonight. Will Barton was awesome tonight and is the guy you want to target as long as Gary Harris is out with his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scores 19 points
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to play with a right ankle sprain, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the way he was moving tonight. Clarkson added three assists, two steals and two triples in 36 minutes, and he saw a massive workload because he sparked a comeback attempt along with Ivica Zubac. Clarkson has been a headache to own this season in a crowded backcourt, but he's hot again with averages of 17.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.3 3-pointers over his last four games. He should be more involved going forward with the Lakers sliding in the standings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Kenneth Faried hits 9-of-10 shots vs. Lakers
    Kenneth Faried hit 9-of-10 shots for 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Faried has been all over the place for most of his career and even left this game to have his back looked at, but soon returned. He's starting and rolling right now, averaging 18.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals on an amazing 25-of-30 shooting over his last three games. More shots at the rim please! Faried has carved out a spot in the starting lineup going forward and even though he was helped by the absence of Darrell Arthur (knee) tonight, Faried looks like a must-start in all formats right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Ivica Zubac scores 11 w/ 13 boards, 3 blocks
    Ivica Zubac had multiple career highs on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with 11 points (5-of-11 FGs), 13 rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He also added one steal and one assist and sparked a comeback attempt that fell just short. The rookie was very impressive during the summer league and he's been lighting it up in the D-League as well, and coach Luke Walton has been talking about finding him more minutes. Zubac made just 10 brief appearances prior to Tuesday, but he should get a lot more opportunities to play in the second half of the season with the Lakers sitting in 14th place in the West with a 15-30 record. He looks like a great stash for the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) plays well Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) played well on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was averaging just 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in his previous nine January games, so it's hard not to call this a fluke. Coach Luke Walton likes to ride the hot hand off the bench and Black had it tonight, finishing 7-of-13 from the field. As impressive as this was, Black can be left on the wire in most leagues unless he does this again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) returns to game
    Kenneth Faried (back) has returned to Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to return after leaving the game in the third quarter due to tightness in his lower back, but he appears to be fine out there. We'll have another update after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • LeVert scores 14 w/ 4 assists and 2 steals
    Caris LeVert scored 14 points with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes in Tuesdays 119-109 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: The rookie struggled with foul trouble in the first half, but came out firing in the third quarter with a couple treys. He finished 6-of-8 from the field with one turnover, and coach Kenny Atkinson wasn't hesitant to put him on DeMar DeRozan on the defensive end. He's been great in limited minutes, but it feels like it's just a matter of time before he takes Joe Harris' spot in the first unit. LeVert looks like a solid stash for the second half of the season on a Nets' team that should prioritize player development. For what it's worth, LeVert led the team with a +/- rating of +9 in the double-digit loss. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) is available
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is available for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He's averaging 15.8 minutes over his last five games, so he shouldn't be on most fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • Clarkson, Black set to play for Lakers
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are both available to play for the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: This really isn't news, as we had this earlier in the day, but it looks like both players are officially a go for tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) expected to play Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Denver.

    Advice: He was a full participant during shootaround, so he should be out there tonight. However, Black is only averaging 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, so his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Clarkson, Black expected to play on Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Both guys were active at shootaround, and this ankle injury for Clarkson seemingly came out of nowhere (he hasn't missed any games because of it), so owners can go ahead and get him on the active roster. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 am
  • Aron Baynes (knee) does not practice Tuesday
    Aron Baynes (knee) did not practice Tuesday but expected to be able to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Baynes injury appears to be minor, but if he does miss time Boban Marjanovic would be the primary beneficiary. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) will try to play Wed
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is "going to try to play" on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: McConnell missed Monday's game after spraining his right wrist on Saturday. He has been fitted with a splint and will attempt to give it a go. We will likely have to wait until after pre-game warm-ups on Wednesday before we get official word. For what it's worth, he is listed as doubtful in the game notes. If T.J. can't play, Sergio Rodriguez will likely draw the start, with rookie Chasson Randle seeing minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (bruised knee) practiced with the team on Tuesday.

    Advice: Leuer has missed each of the Pistons last four games, but is obviously close to a return. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) sidelined, Leuer may be in line to see additional minutes if he plays and is healthy enough to handle them when he returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 am
  • Kelly Olynyk's aggressive play keys C's wins
    The Celtics have asked Kelly Olynyk to be aggressive and look for his shot more often.

    Advice: Olynyk had offseason surgery that kept him from participating in full basketball activities for the better part of six months. He is finally working his way back into optimal shape and has played well of late. He has scored at least 12 points in four of the Celtics last five games and has 41 points, 17 boards and six 3-pointers over his last two games. There is a chance he gets promoted to Boston's starting lineup, as coach Brad Stevens said, " I think he’s a good fit with Al (Horford)." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:23 am
  • Jameer Nelson enjoys victory over the Magic
    Jameer Nelson said he had "extra incentive" playing against his former team, the Orlando Magic, on Monday night.

    Advice: Nelson left Orlando in 2014 but clearly isn't happy with the way the relationship ended. ""It just felt like certain people counted me out, but one thing I’m never going to do is count myself out," said Nelson. He finished with 18 points, four boards and four assists in 32 minutes on Monday. With Gary Harris (ankle) expected to miss Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, Nelson could be in line for extra playing time on Tuesday as well Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Kelly Olynyk scores 15 off Boston bench
    Kelly Olynyk didn't replace Amir Johnson in the starting lineup on Monday, but did play through an ankle injury and hit 6-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Olynk is playing well right now and appears to be on the cusp of starting for Boston. But even if he continues to come off the bench, he's averaging 14.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 3-pointers while shooting 64 percent from the field in 26 minutes a game over his last five. He's a hot pickup in fantasy right now, even if he never does crack Boston's starting five. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Jameer Nelson had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game, which opened up extra playing time for Nelson, who has now scored in double-figures in three straight games. Harris is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, so Nelson could be in line for an uptick in playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:32 pm
  • Faried scores 20 points in season-high 33 min
    Kenneth Faried started at power forward in Denver's win over the Magic and finished with 20 points (on 10-of-12 shooting), five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in a season-high 33 minutes.

    Advice: Faried replaced Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup on Monday and rewarded coach Mike Malone's decision. It's just the third time this season Faried has cracked the 20-point plateau, and the first time he's played more than 30 minutes. Darrell Arthur (knee) didn't play, which opened up some extra time for Faried. It was Faried's first start since December 12th, so it will be interesting to see if Malone decides to go back to Chandler or stick with The Manimal in Denver's next game on Tuesday vs. the Lakers Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starts the 2nd half sans Harris
    Jameer Nelson started the second half of Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Gary Harris suffered a right ankle injury just three minutes into the game and will not return, which prompted Nelson's move into the starting five. He has started in the past when Harris has hit the sidelines, so he could see a decent boost in value if Harris is forced into an extended absence, as should Jamal Murray and Will Barton. We'll let you know how Nelson does after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Olynyk, Bradley will play Monday vs. Hornets
    Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) will play Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Olynyk got tripped up by a ball boy during Sunday's practice and rolled his ankle, but luckily the ankle tweak won't force him to spend any time on the sidelines. Bradley is likely going to start tonight, which will send Marcus Smart back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:57 pm
  • Faried starting, Chandler headed to the bench
    Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

    Advice: This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:28 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Black was previously dealing with a right ankle sprain, so this is a new injury. If he's out, Thomas Robinson would likely soak up most of his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much, as Black only averages 15 minutes a night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Clarkson, Black questionable for Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Ron Baker scores 12 points in start
    Ron Baker started at shooting guard against the Hawks on Monday, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said he likes how Baker competes and liked how he had three early shots to help get him going. It's unclear if this lineup is going to stick for the Knicks, but Baker didn't close this game out. For now, he's only an add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:43 pm
  • McConnell (wrist) w/out timetable to return
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: The only positive here is that the MRI results came back negative, but with the way Philly tends to handle injuries, McConnell could be looking at a lengthy absence here. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting five, and with McConnell on the sidelines, he may be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those looking for an assist specialist. McConnell could be a tough guy to hang onto in standard leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:42 am
  • Ron Baker starting, Courtney Lee to bench
    Ron Baker is starting at shooting guard on Monday vs. the Hawks, sending Courtney Lee to the bench.

    Advice: Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek threatened to make lineup changes after Sunday's blowout loss to the Raptors, but now we know that he wasn't just blowing off some steam. Baker has had some nice moments this season, but he has very little upside and fantasy owners can simply monitor his progress from the waiver wire. The Knicks' defense takes another hit with this lineup switch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:20 am
  • DeAndre Bembry (personal) out Monday
    DeAndre Bembry (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The rookie is not in the rotation anyways as the Hawks are rolling with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mike Dunleavy off the bench for now. Leave Bembry on the wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) ruled out for Monday
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has a right wrist sprain, but he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. McConnell has thrived as the starting PG, so stick with him unless we learn that he will miss additional time. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting lineup, but the 76ers will probably want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle before his 10-day contract expires later this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 am
  • Ivica Zubac quiet vs. Pistons on Sunday
    Lakers' center Ivica Zubac finished Sunday's home loss to the Pistons with four points, five boards, two blocks and one assist in nine minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers intend to get 19-year-old Zubac more minutes as the season continues. Lakers coach Luke Walton said the staff is "making an effort to get Zubac more minutes ... He's been working hard and playing well in practices." He's an interesting rest-of-season option, but doesn't have much appeal for owners who need immediate value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:57 pm
  • Reggie Bullock quiet as fill-in starter
    Reggie Bullock started for the short-handed Pistons on Sunday, but he committed five fouls in 29 minutes to finish with four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) and Jon Leuer (knee) were both out tonight, and the Pistons didn't want to go big with Aron Baynes in a matchup vs. the Lakers. Bullock's playing time was robust, considering his foul trouble, and he's just a short-term option in deeper leagues while KCP is out of commission. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:35 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) won't play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: Leuer was listed as doubtful and this shouldn't come as a surprise to any owners. Aron Baynes, Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will continue to pick up the slack until Leuer gets back on the court. Consider him questionable to return vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:21 pm
  • Reggie Bullock will start Sunday vs. Lakers
    Reggie Bullock will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: This likely means that Aron Baynes is headed back to the bench. Bullock is a solid defender, but a pretty low usage rate guy, so he's not all that attractive of an option despite the increased opportunity as a starter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:39 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) doubtful Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Leuer was able a limited participant during shootaround, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to give it a go, we're not all that optimistic. Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock will draw the start if Leuer can't give it a go, so it'll be interesting to see if Tobias Harris sticks in the starting five. For now, we're going to consider Leuer questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:23 am
  • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) doesn't practice Sunday
    Kelly Olynyk rolled his right ankle when he was tripped up by a ball boy while going through some shooting drills on Sunday, and he was unable to participate in the remainder of the practice.

    Advice: At the moment, It's unclear how severe this ankle injury is, but for now we'll have to consider Olynyk questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets. If he's out, his playing time will be divvied up between Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:19 am
  • T.J. McConnell takes the loss as starter
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did jam his right wrist in the second half, but he stayed in the game. It's pretty obvious Joel Embiid makes T.J. McConnell a heck of a lot better. Despite McConnell suffering just his second loss as a starter on the year, he still has his starting job locked up. Keep him on your roster in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
  • Gary Neal works out for Atlanta
    The Hawks worked out Gary Neal and are "strongly leaning" to sign him on a 10-day deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Hawks didn't get anything out of their rookies on Friday, so maybe that's the motivation here. Fantasy owners can wait on adding Neal in almost all cases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:20 pm
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  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 points vs. LAC
    Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points with four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: After a rough three-game streak with 22 points combined before Thursday, that's two solid games for Clarkson with this one and a 14-point game on Thursday in a bad loss to the Spurs. His minutes still aren't where they need to be and he's still only turned in 12th-round value in his last 10, but this recent uptick is encouraging. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:06 pm
  • Aron Baynes scores two points in start
    Aron Baynes started on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He had zero rebounds but somehow managed to block four shots. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the Pistons started Baynes to match up with Utah's frontcourt, so he will likely return to the bench against the Lakers on Sunday regardless of KCP's status. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Reggie Bullock returns from 25-game absence
    Reggie Bullock returned from a 25-game absence on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the game was a blowout, but it was still a surprise to see Bullock log a season-high 26 minutes right out of the gate. Coach Stan Van Gundy loves him and the Pistons don't have great depth, so maybe he earns some minutes going forward. Most fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk gets hot, scores 26 points
    Kelly Olynyk was on fire against the Hawks on Friday, making 9-of-11 from the field for a season-high 26 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He started the third quarter with coach Brad Stevens going with the hot hand after KO scored 18 in the first half. On top of that 100.0 effective field goal percentage, Olynyk's defense was very good on the low block to help Horford. Coach Brad Stevens lives on the hot hand, so Olynyk is going to be up and down. He's only worth an add if he was on your short list before this gem. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Caris LeVert slows down on Friday
    Caris LeVert scored three points with one rebound and one 3-pointer against the Raptors in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The stat line looks bad, but there are a lot of positives. Even after a really bad defensive game on Thursday, coach Kenny Atkinson put LeVert on DeRozan a lot tonight. Plus, his teammates missed a lot of shots off great passes. LeVert is still more of a stash, but his coach loves him and he should start trending up the more the Nets lose. They've lost nine straight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 pm
  • T.J. McConnell looks great again
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: Do you know who has a better winning percentage as a starting point guard than Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry or really anyone with a handful of starts this year? You bet, it's T.J. McConnell. He has his job locked up with his 6-1 record and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:59 pm
  • Aron Baynes will start vs. the Jazz
    Aron Baynes will draw the start next to Andre Drummond on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Many were expecting Stanley Johnson to start in place of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder), but it does make some sense to start Baynes to match up with Derrick Favors. Despite the starting label, Baynes is only worth a look in very deep leagues in the short term. Coach Stan Van Gundy said on Thursday that Boban Marjanovic will be his backup center going forward, so he should be in the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk starts 2nd half for Johnson
    Kelly Olynyk started the second half in place of Amir Johnson on Friday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Olynyk was rolling in the first half with 18 points and four treys, so coach Brad Stevens is going to go with the hot hand in the second half. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 pm
  • Reggie Bullock unlikely to play
    Reggie Bullock (personal) is unlikely to play on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is back with the team and there is a chance he plays. If he doesn't, Stanley Johnson would be looking at big minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:49 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry (personal) back with team
    DeAndre Bembry (personal) rejoined the team on Friday, after missing practice on Thursday.

    Advice: It is assumed Bembry will be available to play on Friday night vs. the Celtics. However, Bembry has played more than three minutes in just three games over the last six weeks, so this not impactful from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:00 am
  • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Thursday January 12. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 am
  • Ivica Zubac scores eight points
    Ivica Zubac scored a career-high eight points with four rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 15 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: As you could imagine, it was a garbage-time special. The Lakers like him as a potential long-term rotation piece for his array of skills, including a nice shooting touch. He's only a stash in super deep leagues, of course. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • Caris LeVert scores 10 points in loss
    Caris LeVert scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He did close this game out after he was the 10th Net to see action. LeVert's offense has been all over the highlights for his explosive style, but he had a really rough time on the defensive end against Tyreke Evans. LeVert played 24.0 minutes per game over his four games and it feels like it's just a matter of time before he starts. We still view him as more of a stash, but his attractiveness as a fantasy asset increases with every Nets loss. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 pm
  • Reggie Bullock expected back w/ team
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock (personal) will rejoin the Pistons on Friday in Salt Lake City.

    Advice: Bullock who has missed the last 25 games with a torn meniscus, was attending a family matter and is expected to be back with the team on Friday. He can be left on waivers, as he will likely not have a big role in the Pistons rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:30 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 15 points vs. Indiana
    Kenneth Faried scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in just 16 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: All six of his makes were at the rim and his four offensive boards led to five points for him. Faried is in a bit of a position battle for Jusuf Nurkic for the backup five spot with Faried about a third of his minutes at the four today. He could be worth owning due to a trade possibly helping him out, but there will be several bad games with an unclear role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:34 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry doesn't practice on Thursday
    DeAndre Bembry (personal) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He returned from his personal absence on Tuesday, but only played three minutes. He looks like he's behind Taurean Prince for the fourth wing spot in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:29 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) will play
    Kenneth Faried (illness) is available to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He missed practice on Wednesday and it's unclear when he started getting sick. The Nuggets did post some pictures of Faried around town in London, so his illness doesn't sound too bad. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:41 am
  • Brett Brown praises T.J. McConnell
    76ers coach Brett Brown praised T.J. McConnell for running away with the starting PG role.

    Advice: "He seized the moment, grabbed an opportunity and he ran hard with it," Brown said. "The preparation prior to that opportunity happening for him was A-plus. … To see him be rewarded, it’s a great story." This quote comes on the heels of McConnel's game-winning shot on Wednesday, but it's safe to say that he has locked himself into the starting role. The 76ers are 5-1 when he starts with averages of 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.7 steals, so pick him up if you need guard help. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) now expected to play
    Kenneth Faried (illness) is now expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He was originally considered questionable after missing Wednesday's practice. With Nikola Jokic returning from an illness, the Nuggets will have to decide whether Faried or Jusuf Nurkic gets the backup center minutes Thursday. However, Darrell Arthur (leg) and Wilson Chandler (illness) are questionable, so their absence could open up some more minutes. Faried is on the trading block and really needs a move in order to have value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:30 am
  • T.J. McConnell sinks game-winner in comeback
    T.J. McConnell sank a game-winner to escape with a 98-97 victory on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: McConnell said that tonight's clutch bucket was the first game-winner he's ever made. He's seized the starting job from Sergio Rodriguez (four assists in 14 minutes), and he's converting heavy minutes into January averages of 9.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. The scoring hasn't been there, at just 8.8 points per game, and he's made only six 3-pointers all season, but he's well worth owning if you need some PG help. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) questionable vs. IND
    Kenneth Faried (illness) did not participate during Wednesday's practice and he is being deemed questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: If Faried is forced to the sidelines on Thursday, Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur will split most of his minutes, but with Nikola Jokic (illness) being listed as probable, Nurkic and Arthur aren't all that appealing in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Faried's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:47 am
  • Caris LeVert scores 11 in 23 minutes
    Caris LeVert scored 11 points in 23 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The rookie looked great once again, adding three rebounds, two assists and one triple on 4-of-9 shooting. It feels like it's just a matter of time before he replaces Joe Harris (two points in 14 minutes) in the starting lineup, so he's trending up as a nice stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry (personal) plays three minutes
    DeAndre Bembry (personal) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Nets, but only played three minutes with three points and one assist.

    Advice: Taurean Prince and Tim Hardaway Jr. have benefitted from the Kyle Korver trade, but Bembry is still buried on the depth chart. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Kelly Olynyk playing well for Celtics
    Backup center Kelly Olynyk hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, four rebounds and a block in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Oly also had 12 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Saturday, as Tyler Zeller continues to sit with an illness. Olynyk is far from being a must-own player, but with Zeller missing four straight games, Olynyk is worth keeping a close eye on right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:15 pm
  • Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss next 4 games
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss the next four games for the Pistons.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bone bruise, but the earliest we will see him back on the court is on Jan. 18 vs. the Hawks. Outside of deeper leagues, Leuer's owners should evaluate other options. Tobias Harris will likely stick in the starting lineup for at least the next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry (personal) available to play
    Updating a previous report, DeAndre Bembry (personal) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Available to play doesn't always mean will play, and as a negligible part of the rotation in Atlanta, Bembry belongs on waivers in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:41 pm
  • Marshall Plumlee headed to the D-League
    The Knicks have assigned Marshall Plumlee to their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: He's played in a total of three games this season, with the last one coming on Dec. 15, so he'll go down for some much-needed experience in the D-League. There's no fantasy value here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:31 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) ruled out for Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: We're still awaiting the results of Leuer's MRI, but he's still dealing with some fluid in his knee, so he could certainly spend a few more games on the sidelines. Tobias Harris should move back into the starting five tonight sans Leuer, with Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry (personal) out Tuesday vs. BKN
    DeAndre Bembry (personal) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He's dealing with a death in his family, and it's unclear when he'll rejoin the team. We wish him the best. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:15 pm
  • Clarkson fined $15k for Friday altercation
    Jordan Clarkson has been fined $15k by the NBA for "throwing a forearm above the shoulders" to Goran Dragic during Friday's game.

    Advice: Clarkson was promptly ejected from that game, but luckily for his owners, he'll only be facing a fine and not a suspension. Clarkson has been a bit of a disappointment this season, with just late-round value on the year, but an injury or trade to one of the guys in Los Angeles' backcourt could turn his season around. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) has no structural damage
    Jon Leuer has no ligament or cartilage damage to his right knee according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: That's all we know at this point, but it sounds like Leuer is simply dealing with some soreness. Leuer has actually slowed down since his move to the first unit, so he's a borderline hold in standard leagues if we learn that he will miss time. Tobias Harris would likely move back into the first unit if that's the case, even though SVG said he likes him coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 9:52 am
  • Tarik Black (ankle) plays 12 minutes Sunday
    Tarik Black (sore right ankle) had seven points, three rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Magic.

    Advice: The ankle injury isn't a legitimate concern, so any deep-league owners relying on Black can start him confidently in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 29 minutes off bench
    Jordan Clarkson played 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with nine points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson was in danger of a suspension for his dust-up with Goran Dragic on Friday, but he was fortunate enough to avoid further punishment from the league. He's also dealing with a right elbow contusion and bursitis, though neither injury is serious enough to include him on Rotoworld's injury report. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (meniscus) close to return
    Reggie Bullock (torn meniscus) didn't play on Sunday, but coach Stan Van Gundy said he's "trending toward being ready."

    Advice: "I think he wants to get in a couple practices," Van Gundy said on Saturday. "Quite honestly, I’d be comfortable putting him in a game right now." Stanley Johnson played 25 minutes on Sunday while Darrun Hilliard picked up a DNP-CD, and Van Gundy seems eager to have an alternative wing player in his second unit. We'll consider Bullock day-to-day going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:25 pm
  • Aron Baynes (ankle) plays six minutes Sunday
    Aron Baynes (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with two points and one rebound in six minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons got some unexpected rest when Saturday's game was postponed, but both team's schedules allowed for an immediate make-up date. Baynes barely saw the court tonight because Andre Drummond played a whopping 52 minutes in the double-OT win, and he faces a renewed challenge from Boban Marjanovic. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:24 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) won't return Sunday
    Jon Leuer (sore right knee) will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against Portland.

    Advice: He finished the night with one assist in six minutes. If he misses Tuesday's game against the Kings, Tobias Harris (who started the second half tonight) will likely move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:59 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (elbow) available Sunday
    Jordan Clarkson (elbow) is available to play on Sunday.

    Advice: He was fortunate to avoid a suspension due to Friday's shot to Goran Dragic, and his elbow bruise isn't serious enough to limit him. Deploy him as normal in the Lakers' home game vs. Orlando. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 5:07 pm
  • Aron Baynes is available for Sunday vs. POR
    Aron Baynes (ankle) is available for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Baynes has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. During his absence, Boban Marjanovic served as the primary back for Andre Drummond and coach Stan Van Gundy said that he would get another opportunity to play the same role. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:46 pm
  • Caris LeVert scores six points in 21 minutes
    Caris LeVert scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes off the bench on Sunday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: LeVert was on the floor to close out the game running some point guard, and he had some nice plays and made a few clutch makes during crunch time to keep the game competitive. LeVert's inconsistency makes him tough to stash in standard leagues, but he's shown enough flashes of his upside to warrant a speculative pickup in deep leagues, as he could be unleashed towards the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:46 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out six dimes in win
    T.J. McConnell went 2-of-11 from the field during Sunday's win over the Nets, on his way to four points, eight boards, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McConnell's shot wasn't falling, but he still found a way to make a positive impression on the stat sheet, and over the past four games as a starter he's put in averages of 9.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and just 2.0 turnovers per game. It was encouraging to see him stick in the starting five despite the return of Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) and with Philly winning three of their past four with McConnell at the helm, that trend will likely continue. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:14 pm
  • T.J. McConnell will start on Sunday vs. Nets
    T.J. McConnell will keep his starting job on Sunday vs. the Nets even with Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) returning.

    Advice: More importantly, coach Brett Brown said McConnell "could continue" to get starters minutes moving forward. This move makes a lot of sense because McConnell has looked great in four starts, averaging 11.0 points, 10.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples in that span. He looks like a solid flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:40 am
  • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Saturday January 7. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:53 am
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