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  • Donatas Motiejunas scores 14 in 24 minutes
    Donatas Motiejunas played 24 minutes and hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 14 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in Monday's 124-122 win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: D-Mo hadn't scored more than six points in any of his previous six games and got some extra burn with Anthony Davis sitting out with a quad injury tonight. Terrence Jones went ballistic with a career-high 36 points and rocking stat line, while Davis should be back sooner than later. Feel free to put Motiejunas on your watch list, but we'll need to see a lot more where this came from before recommending him as a player to own in 12-team leagues right now. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
  • Sam Dekker scores four points in 16 minutes
    Sam Dekker returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks and scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting in 16 minutes.

    Advice: This was a homecoming game for Dekker, but Ryan Anderson looked healthy and had the hot hand tonight. It's hard to ignore Dekker after he erupted for a career-high 30 points on Saturday with six triples, four rebounds and two steals, but the return of Anderson is really going to limit his upside. He added one rebound and missed all three of his triples, so he's more of a deep-league play until his role grows. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 pm
  • Austin Rivers tweaks ankle in win
    Austin Rivers played through a sprained ankle and finished Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks with 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and five 3-pointers on 10-of-21 shooting, and played 41 minutes despite the injury.

    Advice: The ankle sprain didn't look great on television, but Rivers powered through it and looked like the best player on the court tonight. He's playing very well right now. averaging 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. River and teammate Raymond Felton are both players to own for as long as Chris Paul remains out with his thumb injury, which will be at least for another month. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:40 pm
  • Mbah a Mouse does it all vs. Hawks
    Luc Mbah a Moute hit 4-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and a season-high four blocks in Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: His previous season high in blocks was two and his seven boards tied his season high in rebounds. He hadn't blocked a shot in his previous five games and rarely scores in double figures, or has games like the one he had tonight. Leave him on waivers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. bottoms out in loss to Clips
    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 23 minutes of Monday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Hardway is coming off the bench and Kent Bazemore and Thabo Sefolosha are both playing well for the Hawks these days, leaving Hardaway on the outside looking in. If you can drop him for a hot free agent like Dion Waiters, do it. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:28 pm
  • Kyle Anderson scores 14 points in start
    Kyle Anderson started in place of the resting Kawhi Leonard on Monday vs. the Nets and played well with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: This was one of Anderson's best all-around games of the season. He played a team-high 35 minutes and looked comfortable running the offense, adding three assists, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one triple. We'd like to be more excited about this line, but this isn't the summer league and Anderson will return to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Raptors. His usage rate rises from 6.8 to 12.6 with Leonard off the court, so he will be a DFS punt option the next time Leonard gets a night off. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 18 with two 3-pointers
    Marco Belinelli came off the bench and hit 5-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws for 18 points, three rebounds,, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: The 18 points were the most he's scored since Dec. 17 and he's now scored in double figures in three of his last four games. He's far from a must-own player, but if you need some points and threes, he's worth a look right now, as long as he can stay hot. The fact that Nicolas Batum had one of his worst games of the season helped Belinelli see 29 minutes, which is the most he's played in the month of January. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 pm
  • Dante Cunningham (illness) checks back in
    Dante Cunningham (illness) has returned to Monday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: That's nice, but Cunningham has very little fantasy value even with Anthony Davis on the shelf. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:02 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) available to return
    Austin Rivers (ankle) is available to return on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The injury looked pretty bad and Rivers had quite a limp, but the Clippers finally get some injury luck with this report. Rivers was the best player on the floor in the first half, so his owners are very fortunate right now. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) goes to locker room
    Austin Rivers (ankle) left Monday's game vs. the Hawks and went back to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:38 pm
  • Dante Cunningham (illness) Q to return
    Dante Cunningham (illness) is questionable to return on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He has a stomach illness, so he's probably closer to doubtful. If Cunningham doesn't return, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas will benefit. Cunningham has no fantasy value anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:34 pm
  • Kyle Anderson starting for Kawhi Leonard
    Kyle Anderson will start at small forward in place of the resting Kawhi Leonard.

    Advice: Leonard will be back on Tuesday vs. Toronto, so Anderson is not a viable fantasy pickup. In nine previous starts this season, Anderson averaged 3.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steal. We should see a heavy dose of Jonathon Simmons as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:29 pm
  • C.J. Miles starting, Glenn Robinson to bench
    C.J. Miles will start in place of Glenn Robinson III on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Pacers have lost two straight games and coach Nate McMillan wants to shake things up. Miles has been held to single-digit points in his last four games, but maybe the move into the first unit will get him going. Put him on your radar if you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:23 pm
  • Caris LeVert (rest) out Monday vs. the Spurs
    Caris LeVert will be rested for Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Head coach Kenny Atkinson is taking rest days to a new level, sometimes allowing his guys to play in back-to-back sets but then forcing them to the sidelines due to the amount of games played during a seemingly random span of days. The Nets do have four games coming up this week, so that's likely Atkinson's justification here. With LeVert out, there will be more opportunity for guys like Bojan Bogdanovic and Sean Kilpatrick. Expect LeVert to play Wednesday against the Heat. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:04 pm
  • Lance Thomas (face) to miss at least one week
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will miss at least the next week of action.

    Advice: "He’s getting used to the mask. I think that takes a little adjusting to," Jeff Hornacek said. "About a week maybe." Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to pick up most of Thomas' minutes while he's on the sidelines but with Kristaps Porzingis back on the court, Kuzminskas won't get enough run to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:35 am
  • 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 Today, 10:28 am
  • Sam Dekker to come off the bench
    Sam Dekker will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with Ryan Anderson (illness) expected to play. Dekker scored a career-high 30 points in his first start on Saturday with six triples, four rebounds and two steals, so hopefully he's still heavily involved on Monday since Ryno likely isn't 100 percent. If you picked up Dekker, don't make another roster move until we see what his role looks like tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:45 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Thomas has rejoined the Knicks, but he needs a few more days of practice before he's ready to return. Thomas is also experiencing headaches, so the Knicks will bring him along slowly. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will continue to pick up Thomas' minutes and has probably leapfrogged him in the rotation anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 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
  • Dion Waiters working on his finishing at rim
    Dion Waiters said he's working on his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: "Coaches told me to be aggressive, be me, do what I do best, get to the rack," Waiters said. "I get there with the best of them. It’s about me finishing when I get there. I work on it every day." That's arguably one of Waiters' biggest weaknesses, but he said Goran Dragic gave him some tips on how to improve including "being physical, lowering my shoulder." Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so Waiters could be busy once again after scoring 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 am
  • Anthony Brown was claimed off waivers by ORL on Sunday January 22. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Magic sign Anthony Brown
    The Magic have signed Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Brown was cut by the Lakers during the preseason and had a short stint with the Pelicans this season. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 triples in 15.9 minutes per game in nine appearances in New Orleans, so his upside is obviously pretty low. Even with the Magic banged up on the wings, Brown is not a viable fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes as the starting point guard against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: The fact that he started over Raymond Felton was a good sign, but getting smoked in the first half negates that. With Blake Griffin (knee) getting really close, it should affect Rivers the most because he's more of a score-first guard and that's not needed as much next to BG. Plus, he has been a nightmare on defense. He's a hold for the rest of the month, but may fall off in February. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Kyle Anderson gets 18 minutes
    Kyle Anderson played 18 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with two points, four rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks.

    Advice: The Spurs when with a small-ball four and it really worked out. Anderson was a +19 in the plus-minus stat and he was out there on the last play, as well. Anderson could get decent run on Monday against the Nets, but obviously we're not adding him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Sam Dekker scores career-high 30 points
    Sam Dekker made 12-of-19 from the field for a career-high 30 points in his first NBA start with four rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in Saturday’s 119-95 win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Oh so that's why coach Mike D'Antoni has liked him all season. The coach also continued the praise for his PF today after the game. "I love him," D'Antoni said. "I love his game, but he has lapses, rookie lapses. What we're trying to do is, we're worried about the playoffs. You don't win a series when you make mistakes like that, so he's got to learn that and hopefully will." In other words, it sounds like Dekker could even be getting more minutes even after Ryan Anderson (illness) comes back. If you have anything you're sick of, grabbing Dekker in one of the most productive offensives in the NBA makes sense for several standard-league owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores season-high 33 points
    Dion Waiters hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

    Advice: As expected, coach Erik Spoelstra used the old C.J. McCollum rotation move for Waiters, giving him 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes tonight. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day with his surgically-repaired shoulder from last year, so he could miss time despite being day-to-day. Waiters should have value in that time, so he's worth a pickup for owners seeing good short-term output and some top-150 kind of numbers once Johnson is back. Josh Richardson (foot) would hurt him too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Caris LeVert scores nine in 18 minutes
    Caris LeVert played 18 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring nine points with one rebound, four assists and two steals.

    Advice: Obviously the playing time is down, but he likely would've been in the low 20s if the Nets were not trailing late and coach Kenny Atkinson didn't have to sub in Bojan Bogdanovic. As has been for a while, there were tons of positives. He ran the offense a ton once again and Atkinson trusted him enough to keep him on Nicolas Batum. Plus, the Nets rarely unleash players on both ends of a back-to-back. His owners should still hold him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:06 pm
  • Dion Waiters sticking in the starting unit
    Dion Waiters will stick in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: This is somewhat interesting with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out. With Goran Dragic as really the only ball-handler, we will probably see Waiters be used in a C.J. McCollum-esque role. In other words, he'll likely be staggered from Goran Dragic to make him the backup one to go with his starting two duties. He should be busy tonight and gains value while Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Sam Dekker will start on Saturday vs. Memphis
    Sam Dekker will start on Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Ryan Anderson (flu) out, it's usually been Corey Brewer starting. This time, coach Mike D'Antoni is going with a little more size, which makes sense against the Grizzlies. Dekker has impressed us this season and he can add a little bit of everything to the stat sheet, so he may have some attractive value until Ryno comes back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Sam Dekker likely to start
    Sam Dekker is expected to start for Corey Brewer against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes sense after Dekker showed some promise on Friday while Corey Brewer was exploited against the Warriors. Dekker's versatility has always been a favorite attribute for coach Mike D'Antoni, so he might be sticking until Ryan Anderson (illness) can make it back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:16 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
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. gets 21 minutes
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored nine points with three rebounds, three assists and three steals against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: That's two bad games in a row from the offensive side of things, but at least Hardaway Jr. brought it with some defensive output. He is slightly losing his grip as an asset in standard leagues, but we would still hold him for now unless it's for an irresistible free agent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:02 pm
  • Sam Dekker looks good off the bench
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: With Ryan Anderson (illness) set to miss at least one game and probably more, Dekker could have some value in the next week. He's played better defense and coach Mike D'Antoni has used him at three different positions. He'll lose most of his short-term value once Ryno returns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Dante Cunningham post a -32
    Dante Cunningham scored 14 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: In the plus-minus stat, he managed an incredible -32. Coach Alvin Gentry insists on starting him to help on switches and perimeter defense, but it's costing him in other areas. He's worth a look in deep leagues, but his low upside makes him a low-demand player. He's actually been decent, as a top-200 player lately. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:43 pm
  • LeVert Alert: Caris explodes in New Orleans
    Caris LeVert made all six shots from the field and both free throws for 17 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Kaboom. There has been buzz about LeVert for over a month and coach Kenny Atkinson has said that the rookie is forcing his hand to play him more despite how he planned to bring him along slowly. Since 1983-84, LeVert is the only Net to post at least 15 points, five boards and five assists while not missing any shots. He ran the offense a ton in the second half and his efficiency has been fantastic lately as a scorer with some of the flashiest moves in the NBA. With how well he's been playing, how he plays three positions, has his coach talking him up, and with the Nets playing at the fastest pace in the NBA, he has to be added right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Plan changing on Caris Levert
    Coach Kenny Atkinson said he would "love" Caris LeVert's growth to be gradual, but conceded he's making a case for more minutes.

    Advice: "Some guys break through barriers; it'd be one wonderful if he could be one of those guys," Atkinson said. The hype train is picking up some steam with Atkinson saying the rookie is making a case for more minutes. "That's what we're all saying when we're watching these games," the coach added. Among all rookies to play in each of their team's last 10 games, LeVert is first in true shooting percentage. He's also first in net rating among the Nets to play in five of the last 10. LeVert hasn't translated to value in standard leagues yet, but he's trending up and is worth a stash. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:43 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. gets 10 pts w/ nothing else
    Tim Hardaway Jr. came off the bench on Wednesday with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, two 3-pointers, one rebound, and no other stats in 19 minutes of action.

    Advice: He started for the Hawks on Monday, but that was only because Dwight Howard was being rested. THJ has been great this month, averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 triples on 54.2 percent shooting. He's worth deploying until he cools off, but be aware that he offers little beyond the scoring stats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:06 pm
  • Dante Cunningham hits 7-of-11 FGs for 14 pts
    Dante Cunningham earned another start for the Pelicans on Wednesday, posting 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with five rebounds and no other stats in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran came in shooting 38.9 percent this season, and he's typically a vacant fantasy option no matter how many minutes he gets. He belongs on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 13 pts on 5-of-8 FGs
    Marco Belinelli made 5-of-8 shots on Wednesday with one 3-pointer, finishing with 13 points, five boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Belinelli came in shooting an abysmal 28.3 percent in January. He missed five games in late December and early January, and coach Steve Clifford suggested that he was still struggling because he's "such a rhythm player." He finally gained some traction tonight, but isn't really worth owning unless you need 3-pointers in a deep league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Weds
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hawks will roll out a starting five featuring Dennis Schroder, Thabo Sefolosha, Kent Bazemore, Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard (rest), but Hardaway should still be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s regardless of how he enters the game. He's been averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 triples per contest through the month of January, so he's worth owning while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:47 pm
  • Lance Thomas (face) out Wednesday vs. BOS
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Joakim Noah (ankle) will also be on the sidelines Wednesday night, so Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be looking at another start, with Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez splitting minutes at the five. Kuzminskas put up 14 points, five boards, one trey, two dimes and two steals his last time out, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a low-budget DFS target. Thomas isn't worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • 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 Wednesday, 6:59 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
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Sam Dekker plays 25 minutes in loss
    Sam Dekker played 25 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points, seven rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He saw some extra minutes with Ryan Anderson out with an illness, but will return to his normal (read: fewer) minutes with Anderson due back quickly from the flu. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 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 Tuesday, 6:53 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 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
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • Dante Cunningham scores three points in start
    Dante Cunningham moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Pacers, but scored just three points on 1-of-7 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: We have no idea why coach Alvin Gentry insists on giving Cunningham this type of workload, but it could be his downfall. The forward added just two rebounds, one steal and a triple, while Terrence Jones had 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a triple in 26 minutes off the bench. Even with Anthony Davis (back) going down, Cunnigham isn't worth adding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 4:36 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 20 points vs. NY
    Tim Hardaway scored 20 points in a start against the Knicks on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? Hardaway Jr.'s team got a big win at MSG to make them 9-1 in their last 10. Even though he may not start going forward, Hardaway Jr. has been terrific since the Kyle Korver trade. While he may be traded as a restricted free agent this summer, he has to be owned in standard leagues with his recent play. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 1:22 pm
  • Cunningham starting, Jones to the bench
    Dante Cunningham will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Pacers, sending Terrence Jones back to the bench.

    Advice: Alvin Gentry just loves Cunningham, but there's nothing to like about his production in fantasy hoops. Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield, Solomon Hill and Anthony Davis will join Cunningham in the starting five for today's matinee, and Jones' value will take a hit with the demotion to the second unit. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 12:37 pm
  • Revenge: Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. NYK
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Revenge game! Dwight Howard is resting, so the Hawks are going to go small with Paul Millsap at center. THJ was already trending up before this news with averages of 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 3.0 triples per game in January, so give him a look if those numbers mesh well with your fantasy team. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 9:50 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has cleared the concussion protocol, but he will have to get fitted for a mask to protect his orbital fracture and he's considered to be out indefinitely. Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call and will slide back into the starting lineup if he's cleared, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas is looking at a larger role off the bench in the short term and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 8:25 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
  • Sam Dekker (shoulder) looks good in 17 mins
    Sam Dekker (strained left shoulder) posted eight points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. the Nets on Sunday, adding three assists, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Dekker didn't miss any time with the injury, but even at full strength he's an unappealing fantasy asset in standard leagues. In Houston's previous five games, the second-year forward was averaging just 5.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting, 1.2 threes, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 steals. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:01 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
  • Lance Thomas w/ facial fracture, doubtful Mon
    Lance Thomas has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture and concussion-like symptoms, and he's doubtful to play on Monday.

    Advice: The fractured bone is near Thomas' left cheek, and with concussion symptoms it would be shocking to see him in uniform for Monday's game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Justin Holiday should pick up minutes in Thomas' probable absence, and Holiday looked very good on Sunday with 17 points, three 3-pointers and three boards off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:05 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) will not return Sunday
    Lance Thomas (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: With both Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to see some increased opportunity while Carmelo Anthony will likely be forced into heavy minutes as he and Derrick Rose take turns dominating the offense. For now, we'll consider Thomas questionable for Monday's matchup with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) questionable to return
    Lance Thomas took an elbow to the face via Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Thomas needed to be helped off the floor, and there's a chance he may have suffered a concussion. We should have more info soon, but if he's unable to get back out there tonight, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will see a healthy heaping of minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:23 pm
  • Sam Dekker (left shoulder strain) will play
    Sam Dekker (left shoulder strain) will play on Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He picked up the injury at the end of Friday's game and was held out of practice on Saturday, but he's good to go tonight and there's no word of any restrictions. Dekker is averaging 5.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 triple through the first seven games of January. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:37 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas has another dud
    Donatas Motiejunas scored two points with two rebounds in seven minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the 10th man in the rotation and is not looking comfortable in the role he was asked to fill for the Pelicans. Motiejunas doesn't have the highest upside anyway, so his owners shouldn't be clinging too tightly to him right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:44 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
  • Dante Cunningham scores seven points
    Dante Cunningham scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the first forward sub of the game and checked in for Terrence Jones, so coach Alvin Gentry may see him in that role going forward. Cunningham needs a ridiculous amount of minutes to have value in even deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:00 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:26 pm
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:04 am
  • Sam Dekker (shoulder) questionable for Sunday
    Sam Dekker (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Sunday's game at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Dekker has played in all 42 the Rockets games this season, averaging 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per contest. Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and Corey Brewer would likely see more minutes than usual if Dekker does not play Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:09 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 23 points
    Tim Hardway Jr. scored 23 points with two rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: We have a four-game sample on Hardaway post-Kyle Korver and it's going well. In those four, he averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 treys. That's good enough to make him a top-50 player in that span. Yeah, he won't be this good, but he has to be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 9:37 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 Jan 13, 7:49 pm
  • Marco Belinelli doesn't benefit without Lamb
    Marco Belinelli scored six points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and five turnovers in 22 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He surprisingly didn't really benefit with Jeremy Lamb (foot) out of the lineup. Coach Steve Clifford used a little Ramon Sessions at the two and we even saw Treveon Graham get first-half minutes. Leave Belinelli on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 6:39 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
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