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  • Sean Kilpatrick, Trevor Booker will start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets will keep the NBA's newest sensation, Caris LeVert, on the bench. That's OK, though. Coach Kenny Atkinson likes LeVert a lot as a ball-handler, so he should be very busy in the second unit. As for Kilpatrick, he's been struggling lately, so maybe the day off helps him. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
  • D'Angelo Russell doesn't travel for Sunday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) did not travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Mavs.

    Advice: The team is still awaiting the results of his MRI. There's no word of him rejoining with the team, so he's almost certainly out. Russell doesn't seem to be concerned about this injury long term and hopefully he only needs one game off. With him out, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson should be starting in most formats while Jose Calderon will see more run. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:13 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) out for Sunday night
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is away from the team and will not play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: It's been a very eventful week and hopefully his personal stuff is nothing serious. As far as basketball goes, Rubio hurt his hip on Thursday and did not return, and he also popped up in a very credible trade rumor for Reggie Jackson from ESPN. With him out, it'll likely be Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn splitting the minutes. Jones makes more sense because he's playing better and is a better scorer. Rubio is expected to be back on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:14 am
  • Blake Griffin (knee) 'close to 100 percent'
    Blake Griffin (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday night but coach Doc Rivers said that Griffin is "close to 100 percent."

    Advice: Griffin is clearly trending in the right direction and the odds seem to be improving that he returns some time next week. After Saturday, the Clips next game is Tuesday in Philadelphia. Luc Mbah a Moute, Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass will all see their minutes and production impacted by Griffin's return. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:23 am
  • John Wall says he is finally fully healthy
    John Wall says this season is the healthiest he's been in his NBA career thus far.

    Advice: Wall is enjoying arguably the best season of his career and believes it is largely due to him finally being fully heathy. "I'm back to where I can be myself and be the player I always wanted to be," said Wall. "I know there’s a lot of great players in this league but me being healthy and me being back to myself, I give myself a shot to be one of the best players in the league." Wall, who is retuning first-runs fantasy value by averaging 23.1 points and 10.3 assists, is one of just three guards (James Harden and Russell Westbrook) to average a point-assist double-double this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:56 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) says he's 'just sore'
    D'Angelo Russell suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee and a right calf strain on Friday night and will undergo an MRI test on Saturday.

    Advice: Russell and the Lakers seemed to downplay the severity of the injury after the game, which is good news. "I don’t think it’s as bad as I initially thought," said coach Luke Walton said. "When I saw him go down, I was pretty worried, but he said he felt all right when I checked on him at halftime." Here is what Russell himself had to say: "The awkward position I fell in caused a little pain, but I’m all right. It’s just sore." If Russell does miss time, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will see a major uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein frustrated in Sacramento
    Willie Cauley-Stein is frustrated with his lack of playing time and production this season.

    Advice: "I feel I was showing stuff at the end of last season that would make people say, ‘Oh, damn, they got a steal in the draft,’ " Cauley-Stein said. "Now it’s like I took 25 steps forward and 30 steps back. It’s like my whole rookie season didn’t matter and I’m back at square one. Nothing I did last year is having an effect on my career. It’s been very frustrating." After averaging 21.4 minutes per game last season, he's averaging just 10.9 this season. And he's averaging just 6.4 minutes per contest over the last month. He can obviously be left on the waiver wires for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 am
  • Goran Dragic would prefer to stay in Miami
    Despite swirling trade rumors, Goran Dragic has reiterated his desire is to stay put in Miami.

    Advice: "If I'm honest," Dragic said, "I feel even better [in Miami] than in Phoenix. I like all my teammates. I feel like I'm in the right spot. My head is clear and I'm working hard to be a better player, a better teammate." Well, If it makes you feel any better Goran, fantasy owners are hoping you stay in Miami as well. Dragic is such a huge part of everything the Heat do on offense, that it's almost impossible to imagine him being traded to a more fantasy-friendly situation. Nonetheless, moving Dragic for a package of picks and younger players might be what's best for Miami longterm. Stay tuned... Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
  • Taj Gibson returned to action on Friday January 20. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 am
  • Derrick Favors doesn't do much vs. Dallas
    Derrick Favors scored five points with four rebounds, one block and four fouls in 26 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: The minutes were on the rise, but Boris Diaw having a solid game and Favors getting into some foul trouble cost him a bit. We'll see how the Jazz play it at home against the Pacers, but Favors should be in the 24-30 window. He's starting to trend up for his patient fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:16 am
  • Dwight Powell scores 14 points
    Dwight Powell scored 14 points with three rebounds in 27 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: This one was all about the matchup. The Mavs needed another big body against the Jazz and played Powell out there to start overtime. He only averaged 11.0 minutes per game in his previous two, so obviously he needs to do it a few more times. He'll get a bad matchup for minutes against the Lakers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:30 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 33 minutes in win
    Jordan Clarkson scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting vs. the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: D'Angelo Russell (knee) left the game early in the first quarter and didn't return, so Clarkson logged 33 minutes and racked up five rebounds, three assists, five steals, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers. Russell is scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday, but Clarkson could be looking at a sizable bump in value if Russell misses time. As frustrating as he's been this season, Clarkson is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Taj Gibson scores six points
    Taj Gibson (ankle) scored six points with three rebounds and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He looked fine and the low minutes were due to the blowout. Gibson hasn't exactly lit it up lately and the numerous combinations for the rotation has hurt his consistency. Plus, a possible trade would likely hurt him, so Gibson's owners may want to see what is out there with so many hot pickups lately. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 11 w/ seven assists
    Jeff Teague scored 11 points with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He was just 3-of-9 from the field in 33 minutes with six turnovers, but did hit all four of his free throws. Teague cooled off tonight, but he's been great for the most part this season and Pacers president Larry Bird made it clear that re-signing Teague in the offseason will be a priority. "We like Jeff. We like Jeff very much," Bird said. "We hope he’s a part of this franchise for a long time." Teague should be a top-50 option going forward with the Pacers making a playoff push. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points against the Rockets on Friday with one rebound, seven assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors continue to get him more touches as the facilitator of the offense. Curry's disappointing December by his standards is way behind him and he can chalk it up to the X's and O's of the offense. Not that any Curry owner should've been worried, but he's back to being that team-carrying guy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Warriors
    James Harden scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and seven turnovers against the Warriors during a 125-108 loss on Friday.

    Advice: It was a game to forget. The Warriors ability to switch so well really kept Harden in check to limit his open looks. Plus, Harden said the Rockets really missed Ryan Anderson (illness) tonight to help space the floor. Harden gets another bad matchup on Saturday in Memphis, but he's as matchup proof as it gets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores eight points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored just eight points with four rebounds, no assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes during a 143-114 blowout loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The last time we saw Evans play the Nets, he busted out for 29 points. Of course, that was because he was on fire and Anthony Davis was out. He's going to be off for a couple days, so we'll see if he gets an increase on his minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee, calf) won't return
    D'Angelo Russell (knee, calf) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: In addition to his right MCL sprain, Russell also has a strained right calf. The Lakers didn't rule Russell out right away, so hopefully the injuries are minor. Russell is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday, but don't be surprised if he misses time since the Lakers have nothing to play for. Jose Calderon started the second half, but he's not a great speculative pickup. Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will each get a boost with Russell out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) has a mild MCL sprain
    D'Angelo Russell has been diagnosed with a mild MCL sprain in his right knee, but he could return for the second half of Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is great news. It sounds like the injury is very minor, but we'll know for sure when Russell is re-evaluated at halftime. Jose Calderon entered the game when Russell went back to the locker room, but Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will benefit the most if Russell misses time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) goes to locker room
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) left Friday's game vs. the Pacers and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: Russell was coming off a Julius Randle screen, but Russell's leg got caught on Randle's leg and it caused him to slip. He also had his knee hit hard on the ground as he fell awkwardly. This is the same knee that sidelined him earlier this season, but the good news is that Russell was able to get up and walk under his own power to the locker room with a team trainer. We'll have an update soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Wolves and Pistons talking trade?
    Minnesota and Detroit have discussed a point guard swap of Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes and Marc Stein.

    Advice: It's certainly a curious move for the Wolves. Rubio is starting to play a lot better these days and their young guards were outstanding on Thursday night. We'll let you know of any other additional reports, but this is further confirmation of the Wolves looking to deal Ricky. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:41 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Trevor Booker will rest
    Sean Kilpatrick and Trevor Booker will rest against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: It's the front end of a back-to-back set and Kilpatrick will get his first rest day. For tonight, there will be more minutes going to Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rondae-Hollis Jefferson. Kilpatrick has lost a lot of his luster and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. By the way, expect rest coming for other Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Blake Griffin listed as out for Saturday
    Blake Griffin (knee) is being listed as out for Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He is very likely to return on the upcoming road trip, but it won't be the first game unless something changes. Austin Rivers gets the biggest bump with Blake out because Luc Mbah a Moute is too important to the perimeter defense and should be starting. There's a great chance Griffin returns next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Heat don't want to deal Dragic?
    The Magic reportedly offered Nikola Vucevic and a future first-round pick for Goran Dragic, but the Heat had "no interest," according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Even if this future first is for 2019 or beyond, the Heat currently are sitting in the No. 2 spot for the lottery, so picking up a draft selection makes at least some sense. For Dragic, he has maintained he wants to stay in Miami, but it'll obviously be up to Pat Riley to make the call on whether or not he can retain him. Stein adds the Heat are "hesitant" to deal their point guard, which isn't surprising to hear to keep the demand higher in the market. A trade would almost certainly hurt Dragic's fantasy value, so his fantasy owners will be rooting for him to stay put. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:46 am
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) will play Friday night
    Taj Gibson (ankle) will play Friday night vs. Atlanta, according to head coach Fred Hoiberg.

    Advice: It's safe to assume Gibson will slide back into the starting lineup, which will bump Paul Zipser back to the bench, and likely out of the rotation altogether. Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott will also likely see a few less minutes on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • Blake Griffin could return on road trip
    Blake Griffin (knee) could return to game action on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Clippers start their road trip on Saturday and won't be coming back home until Feb. 2. Griffin has been going through some sprints and DeAndre Jordan seemed encouraged. "I’m ready for Blake to come back. I know he’s extremely ready to be back on the floor," Jordan said. He doesn't have a target date, but another loss on Thursday could move BG's timetable up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 am
  • Ricky Rubio (hip) doesn't return for Wolves
    Ricky Rubio didn't play in the second half of Thursday's game against the Clippers with tightness in his hip and Kris Dunn started the third quarter in his place.

    Advice: Rubio finished with zero points on 0-for-3 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 17 minutes. The injury doesn't sound terribly serious, but owners will obviously want to watch for news on Rubio going forward. This is a potentially tough break, as he was playing very well over the last couple weeks, and Dunn and Tyus Jones would benefit if he's going to miss time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • John Wall scores 29 points in win at MSG
    John Wall scored 29 points in a 113-110 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Revenge game for not making the All-Star starters? Whatever the case, Wall's Wizards are the hottest team in the East with their four-game winning streak -- nobody else has more than two straight wins. Not surprisingly, Wall has crushed in those four games, averaging 25.8 points, 4.5 boards, 10.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He'll obviously be an All-Star reverse and has first-round value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores team-high 32 points
    Goran Dragic hit 11-of-15 shots for a team-high 32 points with six rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in Thursday’s 99-95 win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: Dragic scored 22 points in the second half and sealed the game with two clutch free throws. He continues to have a solid month, averaging over 20 points per game in January. So long as he remains in Miami, he will produce nice numbers for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • West All-Star starters named on Thursday
    Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis were named as the Western Conference All-Star starters.

    Advice: That's right. Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double and he's not going to be starting the All-Star Game. Westbrook is also on pace for the record for usage rate and is second in the NBA in assists per game. Curry got a bump to get the nod over Westy due to the fan voting, but he's certainly playing like an All-Star. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:14 pm
  • Blake Griffin running at full speed
    Blake Griffin (knee) was running at full speed in practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was doing some more on-court work and going through some tests. Yesterday, coach Doc Rivers said it'll likely be another 1-2 weeks before Griffin can return. Upon his return, he'll likely affect Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) is a game-time call Friday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is now a game-time call on Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Gibson returned to practice on Thursday, but the Bulls want to see how his ankle responds at the morning shootaround on Friday. It sounds like he's closer to probable, so his owners can go ahead and pencil him into their lineups. If the Bulls end up holding him out, expect them to use a committee approach to soak up his minutes. For what it's worth, Gibson said he's feeling "a lot better." Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:26 am
  • James Harden scores 38 points in victory
    James Harden put on an offensive clinic during a 111-92 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, scoring 38 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If you didn't see this game, you missed a great one with Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo going off. Antetokounmpo gave Harden some props after the game. "I think I can say right now he is the best player in the league," Giannis said. Harden has been surging over his last seven, averaging 34.3 points, 9.0 boards, 10.1 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.9 treys on 63.2 true shooting percentage. This game also moved him past Anthony Davis for No. 2 on the points per game leader board this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:17 pm
  • Tyreke Evans fills it up in just 20 minutes
    Tyreke Evans made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with five assists, four rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: New Orleans' offense ran wild tonight and Evans looked great once again -- over the past five games he's now averaging 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 92.9 percent FTs, 1.6 triples, 3.2 boards, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He said he's "getting used to [a bench role], just coming off, being aggressive," and he needs to be in your active lineups in light of his recent success. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 points in a win
    John Wall scored 25 points during a 104-101 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards are clearly playing their best ball of the season, winning six of their last seven games to get them to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Wall has his fingerprints all over the recent run, averaging 20.4 points, 4.3 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 treys in those seven. He's an All-Star and the Wizards have won 13 straight at home. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • Taj Gibson scheduled to play on Friday night
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is scheduled to play on Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He did not practice on Wednesday, but the day off was planned before today. Before missing Monday, Gibson was coming in with some momentum with back-to-back 32-minute games on Saturday and Sunday, averaging 16.5 points and 12.0 boards in those games. Paul Zipser, Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott could lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:43 am
  • Blake Griffin about a week or two out
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) is still about 1-2 weeks away from his return.

    Advice: That means he'll be on the back end of his 4-6 week timeline from back on Dec. 20. Griffin is starting to do some on-court work and ran some sprints before Saturday's game. The Clippers may have a tough time winning games with Chris Paul (hamstring) also out. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers should be carrying the offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • Russell blames himself for lack of 4Q minutes
    D'Angelo Russell blamed himself for his lack of fourth-quarter minutes as of late.

    Advice: "It’s been [crappy], it’s been real [crappy] I haven’t been bringing it," Russell said of his play late in games. "I applaud coach [Luke Walton] for not putting me on the floor the times that I haven’t [been bringing it]." In the past three games, Russell has been on the floor for a grand total of three minutes and 47 seconds during the fourth quarter, although he should eventually start seeing crunch time minutes once player development (and not winning) becomes Walton's primary focus. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:32 am
  • 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 Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 21 w/ 14 assists
    Ricky Rubio scored 21 points on 4-of-9 shooting with 14 assists in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, adding two rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He set new career highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (14), so that's not a bad way to respond to the trade rumors. The Wolves are actively shopping Rubio according to The Vertical and the Kings are a rumored destination, but that would actually be a decent spot for him in terms of fantasy value. His owners should sit tight until we learn more, but it sounds like there's a decent chance that he's moved before the Feb. 23 deadline. There are a lot of teams in need of an upgrade at the point, so there's no need to panic if you own him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Goran Dragic flirts with triple-double in win
    Goran Dragic hit 8-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, a steal and six turnovers in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: The six turnovers were weird and matched James Harden's output in that category, but the rest of his game was stellar, as usual. As long as Dragic isn't traded, he should continue to rack up gaudy stats for the Heat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 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 Tuesday, 5:54 pm
  • Gibson (ankle) out, Zipser likely to start
    Taj Gibson (sore left ankle) will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Mavs, and Paul Zipser is expected to get the start in his place.

    Advice: Zipser only saw 15 minutes of action in his previous start, so we wouldn't get too hyped up about him sticking in the starting five. Nikola Mirotic (illness) will be returning from a four-game absence today, and it'll likely be him and Doug McDermott splitting the majority of Gibson's minutes. Fred Hoiberg described Gibson's absence as precautionary and said it's unlikely that he'll need to undergo an MRI, so chances are he'll be able to return to the court for Friday's game in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:22 pm
  • Report: Wolves actively shopping Ricky Rubio
    The Timberwolves are reportedly actively shopping Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: The Wolves are reportedly trying to package Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad in order to bring in another guard that would initially start, but eventually, accept a backup role behind Minnesota's No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn. Thus far the Kings have been the only team to express strong interest in acquiring Rubio, but the Wolves don't like what they can offer, and there's reportedly no traction between those two clubs on the trade front. It's tough to predict what Rubio's outlook will look like on another team, but this report firmly puts Dunn on the radar as a quality deep league stash. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:48 pm
  • 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 Tuesday, 11:22 am
  • Stephen Curry hands out 11 assists in win
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points and matched his season high with 11 assists in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Curry was quiet when these two teams met on Christmas day, but he looked much more comfortable out there this time. He finished 7-of-20 from the field and 5-of-12 from beyond the arc, adding two rebounds and four steals in 31 minutes. Curry has been a new player since the turn of the year and was averaging 29.2 points, 6.2 assists and 4.2 3-pointers in his previous six January games. This is the Curry fantasy owners spent a top-3 pick on. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Evans appeared to bang his surgically-repaired left knee on the floor after a layup attempt and he was seen rubbing it, but he was able to carry on and didn't appear to be limited. Evans' owners are going to freak out whenever they hear about his left knee, but it sounds like he escaped with just a bruise. He added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 23 minutes, and he could be looking at a larger role if Anthony Davis (back) is forced to miss any time -- the last time Davis missed a game, Evans went off for a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 16 w/ 10 assists
    Jeff Teague double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists in Monday's 98-95 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Teague rolled his right ankle and hobbled to the bench, but fortunately he didn't miss any time. Teague had a right ankle sprain back in November and a left ankle sprain earlier this month, but it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. He finished 7-of-10 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding eight rebounds and one triple in 37 minutes. Teague should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, but his owners should double check his status just in case his ankle swells up overnight. He's yet to miss a game this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:05 pm
  • John Wall scores 24 points in a win
    John Wall scored 24 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: The wrist and pinkie injuries sure don't seem to be bothering him. Wall continues to talk about tweaking his shot due to his right pinkie, but he's taking jumpers with confidence and still blowing by people on drives. The Wizards were incredible in the first half with a 71 true shooting percentage to get them to 75 points and basically put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Wall's surgeon for the procedures on his knees probably needs a raise. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:46 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
  • D'Angelo Russell recovers, scores 20 points
    D'Angelo Russell bounced back on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Russell's playing time was actually down tonight, tying his lowest mark since Dec. 27, but it was nice to see him knocking down some shots -- in his previous three games, he averaged just 7.7 points on 9-of-34 shooting (26.5 percent). He has terrific breakout potential, and his recent shooting slump presented an ideal buy-low situation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:11 pm
  • James Harden gets 12th triple-double Sunday
    James Harden posted another triple-double on Sunday, his 12th of the season, with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets scored 74 points in the first half, matching a season-high, and they finished with 137 points in a high-scoring rout in Brooklyn. Harden trails Russell Westbrook's 19 triple-doubles, but he leads the league with 35 double-doubles. Any way you slice it, he's been amazing in both reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:08 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 10 dimes in loss to DAL
    Ricky Rubio went 2-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the stripe during Sunday's loss to the Mavs, ending his evening with eight points, 10 assists, five boards, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: After a slow start to the season, Rubio has been steadily climbing up the rankings and over the past month he's emerged as a third-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 8.4 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 turnovers per game on 39.2 percent shooting. This was also his fourth straight game handing out at least 10 assists, so he's rolling right now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:16 pm
  • Walton wants Russell to keep shooting
    Lakers coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to keep being aggressive despite his recent shooting slump.

    Advice: "If it’s a good shot and if his defender is under him, I want him shooting those 3s," Walton said. "I want him being aggressive. I’d rather him err on being the side of being too aggressive than too cautious at this point. He knows that." Russell has been held to single-digit points in each of his last three games on a combined 9-of-34 shooting, but Walton is confident that the PG will turn things around. Russell is a nice buy-low player and will look to get back on track vs. the Pistons on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 am
  • Stephen Curry intends to re-sign with GSW
    Stephen Curry made it clear once again that he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.

    Advice: "I can’t," Curry said when asked if he could see himself leaving the Warriors as a free agent. "Like I’ve said from Day 1 when I was first asked about free agency, this is a perfect place to play. Bay Area fans are amazing, our organization’s amazing, we’ve put together an amazing team that’s competing for championships every year." Under the new CBA, the Warriors could potentially offer Curry a five-year extension worth about $209 million, while opposing teams would only be able to offer a four-year deal worth about $133 million. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:52 am
  • Derrick Favors plays 31 minutes vs. Magic
    Derrick Favors hit 7-of-12 shots for 17 points with six rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: Favors played big minutes on the second game of a back-to-back, but he only played 27 minutes in yesterday’s blowout win against the Pistons. This was the second time since returning from injury that he plays at least 30 minutes. The increase in minutes is a big positive, so he's trending up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:33 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 points in win vs. Philly
    John Wall (wrist, pinkie) looked great in a 109-93 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 25 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Before the game, he said his hand injuries were affecting his shooting "big time" and he also was trying to figure out how to get the tape on his right pinkie to not affect him on the release either. Yeah, it didn't seem to bother him at all with a flurry of three treys in just a few minutes during the third quarter. Wall looks like he's good to go and should definitely be on the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays great vs. Pelicans
    Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 16 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Advice: With Nikola Mirotic (illness) out and the Bulls having a lead, Gibson got all he could eat in this game. He also did attempt two threes, which he missed, of course. Gibson should have a big opportunity again on Sunday with Mirotic out and going against a big team in the Grizzlies. He's a low-end big in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:29 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 14 points
    Tyreke Evans made 6-of-15 from the field 14 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Bad shooting line aside, Evans really does look great. He's run the offense for most of his minutes while he's out there and he's playing three positions in the process. There's a massive injury risk on Evans going forward, but his owners can start using him as a must-start player when active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:18 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell puts up a dud against CP3
    D'Angelo Russell made 1-of-7 from the field for five points with six rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes during a blowout 113-97 loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not fun to go against Chris Paul. Russell may have ice in his veins, but he also has ice on his jumper, making only 1-of-11 from deep in his last three. The Lakers could keep an eye on his knee injury and he did jam his finger in practice on Wednesday, so maybe that's part of it. We still like him as a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • 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
  • Blake Griffin doing some running
    Blake Griffin (knee) ran light sprints along the sideline at Staples Center during warm-ups on Saturday.

    Advice: He is coming along nicely and remains on his 4-6 week timetable. Griffin has been taking some shots and there has been no sign of a setback. It may be a handful of games before he's back to his old self, but his owners may get him back within the next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:40 pm
  • John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Wall did not practice with the team on Friday, but will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. It sounds like he will have to play with some sort of splint on the jammed pinky of his right (shooting) hand. The good news is that all X-Rays and MRI's on his pinky and swollen left wrist came back negative. As of now, it is unknown if the coach Scott Brooks will have a minutes restriction on Wall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:17 am
  • John Wall (hand) listed as probable Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Sixers.

    Advice: Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed pinky finger on his right hand. Game notes are not overly reliable, so take this news with a grain of salt. However, it is encouraging that it appears Wall avoided any significant injury. Assuming he plays, it will be interesting to see if either injury impacts his shooting/production. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:28 am
  • Derrick Favors held to nine points in win
    Derrick Favors scored nine points on 4-of-10 shooting vs. the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: While he didn't play well, it was still encouraging to see Favors log 27 minutes in the blowout. He added eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal, but his owners are going to have to be patient with him as he works his way back into shape. Don't be surprised if the Jazz limit his minutes on Saturday vs. Orlando on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 pm
  • James Harden scores 27 points in loss
    James Harden scored 27 points in a 110-105 home loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike D'Antoni was a little late on putting Harden back in during this game, which may have been a factor in the loss. The Rockets are now on their first losing streak of the season, but you can bet they'll be snapping out of it in Brooklyn on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Ricky Rubio goes off yet again
    Ricky Rubio scored 14 points with four rebounds, 14 assists, four steals and five turnovers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: This may have been his best game with some fantastic defense against Russell Westbrook. Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns had it working with Rubio assisting him six times. In his last three, Rubio has averaged 12.3 points, 4.0 boards, 15.3 assists (!), 3.3 steals and 3.0 turnovers. Sure he hasn't shot the ball well, but his owners have to be pleased. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:14 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick has a rough game vs. TOR
    Sean Kilpatrick played off the ball for most of his 22 minutes against the Raptors on Friday, scoring six points with two rebounds and no assists.

    Advice: After Kilpatrick saw the offense fall apart as the point guard down the stretch on Thursday, there's a chance coach Kenny Atkinson has lost confidence in him as a ball handler. He's really been a letdown since Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been out, so his owners can probably start weighing their options. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
  • John Wall changing his shooting motion?
    John Wall spent the end of practice taking free throws to keep his right pinkie away from his shooting motion.

    Advice: He has a strip of black tape over his right pinkie, so that explains the adjustment. A pinkie isn't nearly as important to shooting a basketball as the index or middle fingers, but any change to a shooting motion has to be viewed as a negative for Wall. He may be looking to take more close-range shots in his next game, so we'll be tracking that. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:59 am
  • John Wall (hand) misses practice on Friday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) did not practice with the team on Friday.

    Advice: Wall's left wrist is sore and swolle, but an MRI on his pinky finger came back negative for breaks or tears. And although he did not practice with the Wiz, Wall was at the facility, shooting around on the side. Coach Scott Brooks told reporters that there is a "possibility" that Wall will play on Saturday vs. the Sixers. Tomas Satoransky (illness) is questionable for Saturday. Trey Burke would see major minutes if both Wall and Satoransky were sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:43 am
  • Orlando expressed interest in Goran Dragic
    The Orlando Magic, among other teams, have expressed interest in Goran Dragic, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

    Advice: Dragic will surely be one of the names that are bandied about over the next month, in the lead-up to February's trade deadline. It's hard to imagine a scenario that is more fantasy-friendly to Dragic than the situation in Miami right now. Dragic is the offensive focal point for the short-handed Heat. His Usage Rate of 26.5 represents a career high. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 am
  • Ricky Rubio focusing on limiting turnovers
    Ricky Rubio has made a concerted effort to limit his turnovers this season.

    Advice: Rubio is averaging just 3.3 turnovers per 100 possessions this season, far below his previous career-low of 4.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. "I don't get as many turnovers as I used to early in my career. So that's one part that I try to improve," said Rubio in an interview with SI. Rubio is playing some of the best ball of the season of late, averaging 11.7 points and 13.0 assists over the Wolves last three games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:31 am
  • Steph Curry has 5 steals, 3 treys in win
    Stephen Curry hit 9-of-17 shots and 3-of-9 3-pointers for 24 points, two rebounds, six assists, five steals and a season-high eight turnovers in Thursday's blowout win over the Suns.

    Advice: His previous season high in TOs was six, so he was a bit uncharacteristic tonight. He also sat out the fourth quarter in another Warriors' blowout, which is pretty much the only downside to his game right now. He's scored between 22 and 40 points in all six of his January games and is shooting 48 percent this month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Tyreke Evans busts out with 29 points vs. BK
    Tyreke Evans turned in his best game since his knee surgery in a 104-95 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a season-high 28 minutes, made all seven from the line and hit 10-of-15 from the field. After the game, Evans talked about all his work he's put in to recover from knee surgery. "I'm still trying to strengthen my knee up. It shows the hard work I'm putting in," Evans said. The minutes limit should still be there, but Evans' fantasy owners have to love this. HIs 29 points are the most scored by a Pelican not named Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 pm
  • Taj Gibson quiet in loss to Knicks
    Taj Gibson played just 25 minutes and had 12 points, nine rebounds and zero blocks in Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: We were hoping for a little more with Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler out, but Fred Hoiberg rolled with his bench for most of the fourth quarter, as Gibson, Robin Lopez, and especially Michael Carter-Williams all saw their minutes limited tonight. Gibson is still worth owning as a low-end power forward option and is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 18 points in loss
    Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Isaiah Whitehead (knee) did not return and the lack of a point guard hurt the Nets with seven turnovers in the fourth quarter. After Spencer Dinwiddie checked out, Kilpatrick was running the offense down the stretch, which could continue if Whitehead needs to miss more time. After a horrendous start to his 2017, Kilpatrick has improved over his last three. If he was dropped go ahead and give him a look. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:57 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 14 points in loss
    Jeff Teague scored 14 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Nuggets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and six turnovers in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Despite matching his season high in turnovers, he was really the only starter to have a decent game. The offense looked horrible with the other four starters combining for just 31 points and five assists. Teague has made 63.6 percent from the field in 2017 thanks to his top-notch shot selection right now, so he could keep it going for a while. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • Brooks says Wall's injuries could linger
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said John Wall's injuries could linger for the next couple weeks.

    Advice: "It’s going to affect him a little bit in the next couple of weeks, but he’s tough," Brooks said. "He’s not gong to complain about it. That’s what I love about him. I love that competitive spirit." Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed right pinky, and while X-rays were negative, he could have an MRI on both Thursday. Hopefully we'll have an update later in the day, but Wall's status for Saturday's game vs. Philly is up in the air. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:01 am
  • Ricky Rubio ties career-high with 17 assists
    Ricky Rubio tied his career-high with 17 assists during Wednesday's home victory, adding 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves improved to 7-1 when Rubio gets double-digit assists this season, so his 32 dimes over the past two games are a very good sign. It's the most assists he's had in a two-game span at any point in his career. His touches and assists will likely dip once Zach LaVine (hip) returns, but either way his slow start to the season is rapidly fading in the distance. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • James Harden's 33/12/6 not enough vs. MIN
    James Harden racked up 33 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in a losing effort vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, making 10-of-23 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws.

    Advice: Harden has been ridiculous lately with five triple-doubles in his last seven games, and tonight was no exception -- in addition to the points, boards and assists, he added two blocks, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers. Incredibly, this was Houston's first loss in the second of back-to-back games all season, dropping them to 9-1 in such situations. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Blake Griffin doing much better
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) feels great and his 4-6 week timetable is still accurate.

    Advice: "All things are good for him," Rivers said. Griffin has been getting some shots up and is coming along just fine. He was ruled out for 4-6 weeks back on Dec. 20, so it's possible he's back this month. The Clippers will likely manage him upon his return, so Griffin may not be himself until the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell jams finger, is fine
    D'Angelo Russell jammed his finger in practice on Wednesday and is fine for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: There's no reason to be alarmed here. Russell is coming off a bad game with just nine points on Tuesday, but he's been trending up before that. Even in a sub-par matchup, he could have a great game on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:17 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 with nice line
    Stephen Curry hit just 8-of-21 shots and 4-of-11 3-pointers for 24 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 107-95 win over the Heat.

    Advice: Despite the poor shooting, Curry is finally hot again, scoring 24, 30, 40 and 35 points in each of his last four games. And over his last five, he's averaging 30.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 4.4 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting. That's more like it, Steph! Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
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