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  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Sunday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is questionable against the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: After being called a game-time decision at shootaround on Friday, he was ruled out about two hours before tip against the Pacers. Ingram did suffer an aggravation to his ankle injury, but his tweak on Wednesday didn't look as bad. Expect him to be a game-time call and going through shootaround could help his chances -- he didn't go through shootaround on Friday and did some work in practice today. If he's out, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, Julius Randle and basically the rest of the rotation could take more shots. Today, 12:06 pm
  • Andrew Harrison (shoulder) questionable Sat
    Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Harrison was listed as questionable on Friday, but played through the injury and tallied 12 points with two assists, one rebound, two steals and two triples in 22 minutes vs. the Kings. Mario Chalmers (shoulder) is also listed as questionable for Saturday, so the Grizz could be quite thin at PG, leaving Tyreke Evans to handle more point guard responsibilities than usual. Today, 11:17 am
  • Andre Iguodala (calf) ruled out Saturday
    Andre Iguodala (calf) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Iguodala has been battling a myriad of nagging injuries this season. This will be the second straight games he has missed due to the calf issue and the seventh contest he has been sidelined for in 2017-18. Omri Casspi and Nick Young will likely soak up additional minutes on Saturday, but neither are reliable streaming or DFS options. Today, 10:55 am
  • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) practices Saturday
    Kyrie Irving (sore left shoulder) practiced on Saturday and coach Brad Stevens said he "looked good."

    Advice: Irving scored 27 points in 41 minutes on Tuesday but was unable to play Wednesday. Fortunately, an MRI on the shoulder came back clean on Thursday and Stevens told reporters he didn't believe the injury would be a "long-term issue." We should have an update on Irving's status for Boston's Sunday matinee vs. Orlando shortly. With Irving sidelined on Wednesday, Marcus Smart drew the start and Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin saw an uptick in minutes off the bench. Today, 10:16 am
  • Andre Iguodala (calf) remains questionable
    Andre Iguodala (calf) remains listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Iguodala returned from a hip injury on Monday, but then sat out Wednesday's game due to a left calf contusion. We should have an update on his status for Saturday shortly. Omri Casspi and Nick Young would see an uptick in minutes if Iggy is unable to play. Today, 9:52 am
  • Sterling Brown and Tony Snell to start Sat
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Sterling Brown and Tony Snell will start in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and Malcolm Brogdon (personal) Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Snell has started 29 games for the Bucks this season. He's averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes over those 29 starts. Brogdon is attending to a personal family matter. The Bucks announced on Saturday that Antetokounmpo will miss Milwaukee's next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. Today, 8:20 am
  • Bulls assign Cristiano Felicio to G-League
    The Bulls assigned Cristiano Felicio and Paul Zipser to their G-League affiliate.

    Advice: Both players are expected to be recalled to the big club after they play in Saturday's G-League contest. Negligible fantasy impact here, as neither player is a regular part of the Bulls rotation. Today, 7:03 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) to miss 2 games
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will miss Milwaukee's next two games to "manage soreness in his right knee."

    Advice: The Bucks released a statement Saturday morning which explained: "By not playing in Saturday’s game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a game, using that time to receive treatment." Giannis has previously missed two games this season due to the same issue. He plans to return to game action on next Friday (Jan. 26) vs. Brooklyn. Tony Snell will likely be re-inserted into the starting lineup, but the primary beneficiaries of Antetokounmpo's absence will be Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Today, 6:39 am
  • Larry Nance not affected by his hip ailment
    Larry Nance (hip) finished a perfect 5-of-5 from the field across 28 minutes off the bench Friday against the Pacers, posting 10 points.

    Advice: Nancne also chipped in with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots to quell the fears of his fantasy owners. He was rather limited in a lopsided loss on Wednesday, but he played with no restrictions and a lot of production in this one. It appears safe to trust him in all fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams after this solid performance, although his fantasy appeal remains rather limited as long as Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez and Julius Randle are also healthy and sucking up frontcourt minutes. Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Julius Randle effective in Friday's home win
    Julius Randle (finger) was able to start Friday's 99-86 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 14 points.

    Advice: Randle hit 7-of-12 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over his 20 minutes. He is playing with a jammed right ring finger and fracture, but the ailment didn't seem to affect his shot in the win. If you were hesitant to use him in your fantasy lineup because of the injury, fear not. He looks like he'll be just fine playing through the situation. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks three more
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: The blocks stood out, which is hardly a surprise for the NBA's top shot blocker this season. As for his scoring, Porzingis has seen a downward trend in points per game for every month so far this season. He's struggled more on two-point shots lately, especially in the paint at just 26-of-64 in January (40.6 percent). That's actually worse than his above-the-break 3-pointers percentage at 42.2 percent. No need to worry here, of course. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Ugly outing for Lance Stephenson in L.A.
    Lance Stephenson (illness) was just 1-of-12 from the field, including 0-of-3 from behind the arc, finishing with three points on Friday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Stephenson was able to chip in with five rebounds, three assists and a steal, but it wasn't nearly enough to salvage the night for fantasy owners in 9-cat leagues. He has been under the weather over the past couple of games, yet at least attempted to play. However, going 1-of-18 from the field over the past two games while totaling seven points across his past three outings is helping no one. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Victor Oladipo drops 25 at Staples
    Victor Oladipo finished with 25 points on 11-of-26 shooting across 36 minutes in Friday's 99-86 victory on the road against the Lakers.

    Advice: Oladipo also chipped in with five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer while turning it over just twice. He is enjoying his best run since returning from a three-game absence due to a knee injury Dec. 27-31. Oladipo is averaging 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game over his past three outings. He is playing like an All-Star and giving first-round fantasy production. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Devin Booker puts up a 30/5/5 line at Denver
    Devin Booker had it going again during a 108-100 win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: This being his 35th 30-point game of his career is no surprise, but Booker's improvement this year has been how he's does so much more than score. This was seventh 30-5-5 stat line on the year and he's been more consistent in efficiency and steals. Booker has also been a superstar scorer on the road this season, posting a 31.8 usage rate and a 60.6 TS%. He has arrived. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Stanley Johnson plays 12 minutes off bench
    Stanley Johnson (hip) was active for Friday's game against the Wizards, playing 12 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Johnson was able to post five points on 1-of-3 shooting, while going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line with two steals and an assist. Even though he is healthy and was able to play without any setbacks, he can mostly be left to the waiver wire in all but the deepest of fantasy formats. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Avery Bradley posts 15 points in loss
    Avery Bradley (groin) was active for Friday's 122-112 loss against the Wizards.

    Advice: Bradley went to see a specialist on Thursday after aggravating his groin injury on Wednesday. He made it through the game fine, logging 29 minutes while hitting 7-of-16 from the field while chipping in with three rebounds an an assist. It appears safe to keep him active in fantasy leagues if you reserved him as a precaution. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) scores 12
    Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) scored 12 points with two assists, one rebound, two steals and two triples in 22 minutes vs. the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: His minutes went down for the fifth straight game, so he's only on the radar in deeper leagues at the moment if you need a handful of assists, 3s and defensive stats. Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Ennis, Hart, Brewer, Kuz & Randle starting
    Corey Brewer, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis will start against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers are missing a lot of bodies here and they'll go small against the Pacers. Randle is also playing with a finger fracture. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) ruled out for Friday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He was a game-time call, but the team rules him out before warmups. Ingram did not go through shootaround, so him sitting out tonight is not a surprise at all. With him out, Josh Hart should see big minutes while Corey Brewer, Gary Payton II and a few others pick up minutes. Kyle Kuzma will have to do some heavy lifting. Yesterday, 5:47 pm
  • Ish, Avery, Bullock, Tobias & Drummond start
    Ish Smith, Avery Bradley, Reggie Bullock, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond will start against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: So Bradley will be out there after his trip to see a doctor on Thursday. His owners can throw him in their lineups and hope he can capitalize on the Wizards struggling lately. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) will play
    Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) will play on Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: His minutes have been trending down lately, as he's played 30, 29, 27 and 23 minutes in his last four outings. Harrison also hasn't scored in double digits in three straight games, but he is a low-end source of assists and defensive stats for deep-league owners. Yesterday, 4:09 pm
  • Stanley Johnson is active
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is active for Friday night against the Wizards.

    Advice: It's still possible Johnson is out of the rotation with Reggie Bullock playing well lately. Leave Johnson on the wire in just about all leagues for now. Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Avery Bradley is active for Friday night
    Avery Bradley (groin) is active for Friday night against the Wizards.

    Advice: He saw a specialist on Thursday and it sounds like he'll be ready to go. To be clear, this doesn't necessarily mean he'll be a full go. Bradley has not looked right for most of this season and there's a chance he's playing through this injury. He's still a hold in most leagues. Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (calf) questionable vs. HOU
    Andre Iguodala (calf) is questionable to face the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not play on Wednesday and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Warriors hold him out again. Iguodala has talked about his age before, so he would probably need to be close to 100 percent. Maybe the national TV game helps his chances to play, but for now his owners probably shouldn't count on him. Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • Julius Randle (finger) expected to play
    Julius Randle jammed his right ring finger and suffered a fracture, but he’s scheduled to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's being called a mallet fracture, which is just below the tip of Randle's finger. The Lakers will need him with Brandon Ingram (ankle) possibly missing this game. Randle is a lefty, so this injury may not affect him too much on offense. He's an option in DFS and should be owned in standard leagues now that he's seen consistent minutes. Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) is a game-time call
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He did not go through shootaround, so it's certainly possible he misses at least one game after tweaking his ankle on Wednesday. He also missed Monday's game with an ankle sprain and the Lakers have played him heavy minutes this season. If he's out, that means Josh Hart will be very busy while Corey Brewer, Tyler Ennis and maybe even Gary Payton II pick up some decent run. Yesterday, 11:21 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out Saturday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This is just a game-notes designation, so we'll have to wait to hear from coach Jason Kidd or Antetokounmpo himself for confirmation and an explanation. Hopefully, Milwaukee is merely limiting Antetokounmpo's workload and making sure he has enough rest, as they have done earlier this season. However, the Bucks don't play on Friday or Sunday, so this is not the part of a back-to-back. We'll wait for an update before jumping to conclusions. Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe will see their usage rates spike with Giannis on the sidelines. Yesterday, 11:03 am
  • Victor Oladipo has a solid night in loss
    Victor Oladipo scored 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in a 100-86 loss to the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't quite been the electric offensive player we saw in December, but Oladipo is still crushing this month. In his previous game since injury, he's averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 treys. He should have a big night at Staples Center against the Lakers without Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We're expecting him to flirt with first-round value the rest of the way. Thursday, 9:33 pm
  • Lance Stephenson fights through illness
    Lance Stephenson (illness) did not score with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He went to the locker room and did return for four minutes after that. With the Pacers playing again on Friday, consider Stephenson questionable to play against the Lakers due to the illness that made him a game-time call today. Thursday, 9:16 pm
  • Andrew Harrison (shoulder) on injury report
    Andrew Harrison (left shoulder) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.

    Advice: Harrison's minutes have trended down in each of the past three games, and he finished Wednesday's home win with three points on 1-of-5 shooting in 23 minutes. His inclusion on the injury report looks like a precaution, but deep-league owners should confirm his status on Friday. Thursday, 3:06 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) out, Smart starting
    Kyrie Irving (sore left shoulder) will not play vs. the Sixers on Thursday, and Marcus Smart will start in his place.

    Advice: An MRI came back negative and Celtics coach Brad Stevens "does not believe [Kyrie's shoulder] will be a long-term issue." Irving was getting treatment on his shoulder prior to logging 41 minutes on Tuesday, so hopefully this is just a precautionary rest day in a back-to-back situation. Smart is starting, but Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin should also benefit from his absence.Daily Slant: With Irving plus all inactive/non-rotation members off the floor, Marcus Morris leads the way in usage at 28.5% (0.91 FPPM), a +4.2% bump. He becomes a stronger mid-range target as he could certainly be counted on more offensively with a steep drop-off in backcourt production. Marcus Smart is going to start for Kyrie and he's second on the team with a 24.1% usage and 0.86 FPPM mark. Horford leads the team in FPPM at 1.09. Thursday, 2:16 pm
  • Brandon Ingram OK despite tweaking ankle
    Brandon Ingram (sprained ankle) tweaked his ankle during Wednesday's game and sat out the final 15:31, but coach Luke Walton said he could have returned if needed.

    Advice: OKC was cruising to a lopsided win tonight, so the Lakers played it safe by benching Ingram down the stretch. He finished with eight points, three assists and one rebound. The 20-year-old forward should be fine, but we'll consider him 'questionable' for Friday's home game vs. the Pacers. Check back for more information after Thursday's practice. Wednesday, 9:35 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) looks fine in 23 minutes
    Larry Nance (hip) finished a lopsided loss on Wednesday with six points on 3-of-5 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers were blown out and coach Luke Walton spread minutes across 13 different players, so there's not a lot to learn from this game. Julius Randle was efficient with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting, but no other Laker scored more than 10 points tonight. Yuck. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis ties season-high w/ 6 blks
    Kristaps Porzingis tied his season-high with six blocks on Wednesday, adding 21 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: KP was grabbing his left thumb at one point, but he closed out this game and looked fine, so we're leaving him off the injury report. He didn't turn the ball over in 33 minutes and has been a shot-blocking machine lately, averaging 3.2 swats in his past dozen games. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Avery Bradley (groin) will see specialist
    Avery Bradley said after Wednesday's game that he's going back to Philadelphia to see a specialist for treatment on his nagging groin injury.

    Advice: Bradley finished the game with 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting, three 3-pointers, three boards, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes. Shooting percentages continue to weigh down his value, at 41.4% field goals and 77.9% free throws, but he's contributing enough points (15.7), threes (2.0) and steals (1.2) to be worth holding most contexts. The real key is his health, of course, and owners should check for updates over the next few days -- Detroit plays on Friday, so we'll consider him questionable for that one. Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Avery Bradley in the starting lineup
    Avery Bradley (groin) is in the starting lineup against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll have his hands full and is likely looking at DeMar DeRozan. Bradley was starting to heat up before he missed practice on Tuesday, so it makes sense to start him in standard leagues. Wednesday, 4:12 pm
  • Stanley Johnson will not play Wednesday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is inactive on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He did not go through shootaround and the Pistons don't appear to be in a rush to bring him back. Johnson is probably behind Reggie Bullock anyway. Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • SVG thinks Bradley and Kennard will play Weds
    Stan Van Gundy said he thinks Avery Bradley (groin) and Luke Kennard (thumb) will be able to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Both players participated at shootaround, and it sounds like they'll be fighting through the pain tonight. We should get a firm update just prior to tip-off, but season-long owners can plan on having these guys active. Anthony Tolliver is no longer a very attractive streamer in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Kyrie Irving (left shoulder) doesn't practice
    Kyrie Irving has a sore left shoulder and did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is also going to be questionable to play against the 76ers on Thursday. Irving played a season-high 41 minutes on Tuesday, and he's also in a bad slump to start 2018 at just 35.4 FG% in those five games. If he can't go, Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin figure to pick up the most playing time. Hopefully, he is only being held out of practice as a precaution. Wednesday, 11:19 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) skips shootaround
    Stanley Johnson (hip) did not go through shootaround and he remains questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Johnson skipping shootaround isn't a great sign regarding his status for tonight's game, and we should get official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. If he's out, Reggie Bullock will continue to flirt with minutes in the mid-30s. Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Avery Bradley, Kennard will try to play Weds
    Avery Bradley (groin) and Luke Kennard (thumb) will try to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Bradley and Kennard sat out Tuesday's practice, and it's concerning that this groin issue is flaring up again for Bradley after he missed seven games with the same issue in December. Both these guys appear to be headed for a game-time decision, and if they're out, Anthony Tolliver would likely slot back into the starting five and there would be more minutes available for Langston Galloway. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Larry Nance (hip) probable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is probable to play Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Nance tweaked his hip on Monday but was able to play through it, and it sounds like that's what he'll be doing tonight. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) will return from a one-game absence on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram practiced in full on Tuesday, and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. His return to the court should shift Josh Hart back to the second unit, but with Lonzo Ball (knee) out, Hart's minutes might not take a significant hit. Ingram owners can feel free to get him active. Wednesday, 9:52 am
  • Andre Iguodala (calf) out Wednesday vs. CHI
    Andre Iguodala (left calf contusion) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: It's not surprising to see the 33-year-old veteran take the night off with a matchup against the 17-27 Bulls, but we'd expect him to get back out there for Saturday's game in Houston. With Iggy unavailable tonight, Omri Casspi and Nick Young will pick up most of his minutes, but neither of those guys are great targets with Kevin Durant healthy. Wednesday, 9:12 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis says game slowing down
    Kristaps Porzingis said he was forcing things too much on offense during his cold shooting stretch.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to slow down mentally. That’s helping me know," Porzingis said. "I’m not thinking I need to score as much. I just want to be involved. When the shots come, I’m going to take them, and they’re going to be higher-percentage shots, not as many contested shots and not as much me fighting to get the bucket." Porzingis is adjusting to being the No. 1 guy in the offense, but with Tim Hardaway Jr. back, and Porzingis being more selective with his shots, his shooting percentages should start to trend upward. Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • Devin Booker goes off for 43 points in loss
    Devin Booker went off for 43 points in Tuesday's 118-111 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: That's the third game of his career with 40+ points. He did everything he could to give the Suns a chance with 21 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as they dropped their third straight game. He finished 14-of-29 from the field and hit all 10 of his free throws with eight assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block and five triples, becoming the first Phoenix Sun to record 43+ points and 8+ assists since Stephon Marbury in 2003. He's quickly becoming one of the top shooting guards in the NBA. Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • Irving scores 27 points in overtime loss
    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and five triples in Tuesday's 116-113 overtime loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: This was Boston's second game in the last 10 days, but the well-rested Irving got off to a slow start before erupting with a 16-point third quarter. He finished just 8-of-24 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with an uncharacteristic six turnovers -- this was his third game of the season with that many. Expect a more efficient game on Thursday vs. Philly. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (calf) questionable Wednesday
    Andre Iguodala (left calf contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Chicago.

    Advice: Iguodala has been dealing with soreness in his hips and knees lately, but the calf issue is new. The Dubs could opt to give him a rest day against a team that they should be able to beat without his services, which would translate to more minutes for Omri Casspi and Nick Young. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 1:02 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram was able to practice in full on Tuesday and said he expects to be back on the court on Wednesday night, and head coach Luke Walton echoed a similar sentiment, so he feels a bit closer to probable. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) questionable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Nance played through the hip issue on Monday, but it may have gotten worse overnight. We'll have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he does need to hit the sidelines, Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle would pick up most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 12:25 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) plans to play Wed
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) was able to practice with the team on Tuesday and said he was "confident" he would be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Ingram, who was held out of Monday's loss to Memphis, did admit he was "a little sore," but was able to sprint and cut on his ankle in Tuesday's practice. The Lakers will determine Ingram's status for Wednesday's game based upon how the ankle responds to Tuesday's activity, but it's worth noting that head coach Luke Walton also said he expects Ingram to play. If he is able to get back out there, Josh Hart would get bumped back to the bench. Tuesday, 10:45 am
  • Avery Bradley (groin) questionable Wednesday
    Avery Bradley (groin) did not practice on Tuesday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This is concerning news, as Bradley was sidelined for seven straight games from mid-December through early January due to a right groin strain. Hopefully, this is more of a maintenance day off for Bradley, as opposed to a re-aggravation. We'll have to wait for a clear update from coach Stan Van Gundy before jumping to conclusions. Luke Kennard (thumb) and Stanley Johnson (hip) are also questionable for Wednesday, which means Detroit may be shorthanded at SG and on the wing. Tuesday, 10:28 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Wed
    Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence last Wednesday but reaggravated his hip injury in that contest and was forced to sit out Monday's game vs. Charlotte. Reggie Bullock has played well in Johnson's absence, and the Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, so it is unlikely Johnson will be able to earn enough playing time to make a fantasy impact even when he is fully healthy. Tuesday, 9:03 am
  • Vic Oladipo makes one last All-Star plea
    Victor Oladipo torched the Jazz for 28 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, five 3-pointers and just one turnover in Monday's easy 109-94 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: All-Star voting ends tonight and it's possible Dipo picked up some more votes with this strong line. He simply has to make the All-Star team this year as one of the East's best players and he's the ninth most valuable fantasy player this season in nine-cat. His owners suffered through a rough four-game stretch in early January when he was hurt, but all is forgiven after one of his best games since returning action six games ago. Monday, 8:46 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores nine in return
    Andre Iguodala returned from a hip injury and hit 3-of-11 shots for nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal, but was 0-for-4 from downtown in Monday's win.

    Advice: He's probably still not playing at 100 percent and doesn't do enough on most nights to be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Larry Nance double-doubles in loss
    Larry Nance played through a hip injury suffered on Monday and double-doubled with 15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-9 shots and owners might want to monitor him going forward, as he was in a lot of pain after banging hips with Deyonte Davis and was wearing a huge contraption around his waist when he wasn't playing in order to ease the pain. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and left early with a cut above his eye on Saturday. He's banged up, but playing well when the minutes are there. Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Julius Randle quiet in loss to Grizzlies
    Julius Randle played just 22 minutes and had nine points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 2-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Randle is alternating big games with duds right now and the Lakers were getting blown out in this one. Luke Walton rolled mostly with his bench brigade in the second half and this was a disappointing night for Randle, given that both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were out with injuries. Randle had 23 points and 15 boards in his previous game and will look to get back on track against the Thunder on Wednesday night. Hang in there with him. Monday, 5:12 pm
  • Larry Nance Jr. (back) available to return
    Larry Nance Jr. hurt his back during Monday's game against the Grizzlies, but he's available to return.

    Advice: He got bumped on a drive to the hoop, hit one of two of his freebies and then limped his way back to the locker room. We'll provide another update after the game, but it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything serious. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis dumps in 26 points
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots across 27 minutes in Monday's 119-104 victory at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Porzingis was a solid 8-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 8-of-11 from the free-throw stripe. His minutes were somewhat limited dude to four personal fouls, but he obviously still had a very nice line. He had a much better time than his last outing aginst the Nets Dec. 14, when he left in the first half with a sore knee. In his previous two full games against Brooklyn he is averaging 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per outing. He'll get another crack at them at MSG on Jan. 30. Monday, 2:43 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) ruled out vs Grizzlies
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: His absence should yield more playing time for Kyle Kuzma, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes with Ingram leaving early on Saturday. Corey Brewer should also step up in the rotation, and the Lakers will need a team-wide effort with Lonzo Ball (knee) also unavailable tonight. Monday, 2:12 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 27-20-6 line in W
    Giannis Antetokounmpo powered the Bucks to a 104-95 win over the Wizards on Monday, exploding for 27 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak was an absolute beast on the offensive glass with his 19.4 offensive rebounding rate, creating numerous second-chance opportunities for Milwaukee in the win while rocking a 35.1 usage rate. The boards were a career-high for Antetokounmpo, and this was also the first 20-20 game of his career. Yeah, he's a stud. Monday, 2:04 pm
  • Brandon Ingram a true game-time decision
    Brandon Ingram is a true game-time decision for Monday in Memphis due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He'll try to warm up and see if he can go and it sounds like this one could go either way. We'll know one way or another prior to the 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Monday, 1:17 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (hip) is available Monday
    Andre Iguodala (hip) is available on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He's been a regular on the injury report this season with a variety of ailments, but he'll power through it today and will spend a lot of time guarding LeBron James. Iggy usually steps up against Cleveland, so he could have some value even though the Warriors will have their full lineup. Monday, 9:14 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) ruled out Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his hip when he returned from a five-game absence, so the Pistons will sit him until he's back to 100 percent. Reggie Bullock will see a bump in value and could be a nice source of triples and steals with the Pistons playing four times this week. Monday, 7:56 am
  • Devin Booker gets 15/7/5 in blowout home loss
    Devin Booker shot 5-of-16 from the field for 15 points on Sunday, adding seven assists, five rebounds, two turnovers and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Booker was in foul trouble tonight but that wasn't a real issue, especially since Phoenix let him play down the stretch of a blowout 120-97 defeat. He continues to run the offense more often and the Suns coaching staff is pleased with his playmaking. "Just as a point guard, he’s setting us up, he’s getting us into our offense," coach Jay Triano said before the game. "We’re asking him to be a big scorer, to set everyone up ... It’s a little bit of a new role for him." Booker is poised for a big finish in 2018. Sunday, 7:30 pm
  • Victor Oladipo posts full line in 21 minutes
    Victor Oladipo had 17 points, five rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers and one assist in an easy win vs. Phoenix on Sunday, making 6-of-11 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers led by 30 points after three quarters and they were able to rest their key players down the stretch -- no starter played more than 27 minutes. Darren Collison scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young were both in double-digits, and the Pacers cruised to a 120-97 road win. Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 25 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting Sunday, to go with six boards, four 3-pointers, three assists, five steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis had a hot start to the game, but he cooled off after halftime, going 4-of-11 from the field through the second half of action and his usage rate also dipped to 24.5. The Knicks blew a 19-point lead, which was partly due to some miraculous play from Anthony Davis, but they also played fairly horribly as a team on the defensive end. Speaking of terrible defense, Enes Kanter finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover in 36 minutes. Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Monday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday in Memphis.

    Advice: We'll have a better idea on Ingram's status following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to watch from the sidelines on MLK Day, there would be more minutes available for Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday when Ingram went down, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get the start if Ingram sits. Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (hip) probable for Monday
    Andre Iguodala (hip) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Iguodala sat out the second half of Saturday's game, but it looks like that was just a precautionary move, and he should be on the floor for Monday's Finals' rematch. However, with Golden State's core four healthy, Iguodala won't be involved enough to make a difference in most leagues. Sunday, 1:37 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 22 points in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak also finished a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe, to give him a 67.1 true shooting percentage on the evening, and he was one of the few Bucks' starters who didn't struggle to get his shot to drop. John Henson finished the loss with four points (2-of-5 FGs), nine rebounds, one steal, one block and three turnovers. Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence back on Wednesday, but he felt tightness in his hip after just 20 minutes. He's not a big part of the rotation and wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so the Pistons may play it safe and hold him out, especially with the trade deadline coming up. Reggie Bullock should have some low-end value this week for his 3-pointers and steals. Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Avery Bradley heats up w/ 26 points, six 3s
    Avery Bradley's shot finally started falling on Saturday, as he went 10-of-19 from the field for 26 points, with a 6-of-10 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Bradley added three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Bulls tonight. Fantasy owners probably did a double-take when looking at the boxscore tonight, as this is the sixth time all season AB has made more than half of his shots. He's starting to warm up after missing a chunk of time with a groin injury, so hopefully owners' patience will continue to pay off. Saturday, 8:46 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (hip) sits out second half
    Andre Iguodala (strained hip flexor) sat out the second half of Saturday's game, which he finished with four points, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: Iguodala was walking gingerly after a drive in the first half and Steve Kerr confirmed afterward that he was "dealing with some hip issues," although the Warriors haven't provided an official injury update. We should get clarification after Sunday's practice, and there's no doubt he'll be on the injury report prior to Monday's game in Cleveland. Saturday, 7:29 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) out Saturday vs. CHI
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson just got back from a five-game absence, but he felt tightness in his hip flexor after logging 20 minutes on Wednesday, which will again force him to the sidelines tonight. Stan Van Gundy said that he's not dealing with any structural damage, but he's having "mobility issues." For now, we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets, and with him unavailable tonight, there will be more minutes for Reggie Bullock. Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (hip) will play on Saturday
    Andre Iguodala (hip) will play on Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Iguodala should be out there for his usual minutes tonight, but with Stephen Curry (ankle) expected to play, he won't be quite as involved in the offense. Iguodala isn't a great target in most leagues. Saturday, 3:45 pm
  • Julius Randle double-doubles in overtime win
    Julius Randle posted a 23-point, 15-board double-double during Saturday's overtime win over the Mavs, adding two assists and seven turnovers over 33 minutes.

    Advice: Randle scored the first points of the game for the Lakers, and also hit the game-clinching basket on an impressive putback bucket in OT, so all in all this was a solid performance following Thursday's scoreless outing. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (eye) going down in this one, Randle could be looking at big minutes on Monday in Memphis if neither of those guys can play. Saturday, 2:28 pm
  • Larry Nance exits game cut above left eye
    Larry Nance exited Saturday's game with a cut above his left eye and did not return, finishing with two points and seven boards in 19 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The extent of Nance's injury is currently unclear at this point, but he'll likely be evaluated for a concussion, and there's a chance he could sit out Monday's game in Memphis. If he does indeed hit the sidelines on Monday, that would open up minutes for Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Saturday, 1:45 pm
  • Devin Booker drops 27 in Friday's home loss
    Devin Booker was good for 27 points across 37 minutes in Friday's 112-95 loss against the visiting Rockets.

    Advice: Booker hit 9-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-8 from behind the arc, while adding 6-of-6 from the free-throw stripe. He also added nine assists, six rebounds and two steals. The only complaint from fantasy owners might be his ugly nine turnovers, which was a season high. He has four or more turnovers in five of his past six outings, so fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad. Usually with Booker, it's way more good than bad. Friday, 11:19 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot over 36 minutes in Friday's loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo hit 10-of-19 from the field and was 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. If fantasy owners want something to complain about, he was 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line and he has just one double-double in seven games so far in January. However, even when he has a subpar game he is still pretty good for his fantasy owners. Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 11 points off the bench
    Tony Snell was good for 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench in Friday's 108-94 loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Snell hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while chipping in with three rebounds. It likely won't get him closer to supplanting Malcolm Brogdon in the starting five, but it won't hurt, either. He is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues if available, as he could easily move back into the starting five sooner rather than later if Brogdon hits the skids. Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Lance Stephenson solid off the bench
    Lance Stephenson finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds across 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's 97-95 win against Cleveland.

    Advice: Stephenson did what he does best -- he gave the team a nice injection of offense and defense off the bench, and he got under the skin of LeBron James at one point, causing the four-time MVP to shove him away. He also added four assists, a steal and a blocked shot to make his fantasy owners smile from ear to ear. He'll look to keep it going on Monday in Phoenix in a very favorable matchup. Friday, 7:43 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Sat
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) did not practice on Friday and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday but was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action. In addition, it appears he re-aggravated his hip injury. The Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, making it difficult for Johnson to secure consistent playing time even when fully healthy. He should be left on waivers in all standard leagues. Friday, 9:41 am
  • Larry Nance double-doubles off bench
    Larry Nance played 30 minutes and hit 6-of-9 shots, including a highlight-reel dunk, for 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Thursday.

    Advice: Brook Lopez and Julius Randle never got it going in this one, giving Nance a chance to shine off the pine. He's been playing well, especially in his last three games, and is holding ninth-round fantasy value this season, despite the presence of Randle and Kyle Kuzma, who hit just 3-of-12 shots tonight. Nance is worth owning, but he's not going to be all that reliable on nights when Randle, who failed to score in this one, and Kuzma are doing work. Thursday, 11:14 pm
  • Julius Randle fails to score in 18 minutes
    Julius Randle played just 18 minutes and missed all six of his shots, failing to score for the first time this season in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: He picked up three fouls in the first half and saw his minutes limited, while Larry Nance had one of his better games of the season. It was a bad combination for Randle, who was coming off a big game on Tuesday when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer. Randle had been rolling, but it just wasn't his night. Don't drop him, but do look for him to bounce back against the Mavericks on Saturday. Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Andrew Harrison (shoulder) solid in 30 mins
    Andrew Harrison (shoulder) returned to action on Wednesday with 11 points (3-of-11 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Harrison jumped back into the starting lineup, sending Wayne Selden back to the bench, and this was better than fantasy owners could have expected. In 22 starts this season, the second-year guard is averaging 8.0 points on 37.5% shooting, 2.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.8 blocks. Leave him on the wire outside of very deep leagues. Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) logs 20 bench minutes
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday with zero points on 0-of-3 shooting in 20 minutes, but he chipped in five rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Johnson came off the bench behind starter Reggie Bullock, who had already claimed the job prior to Johnson getting hurt. Stan Van Gundy recently blasted his team's defensive effort as "pathetic," and defense is Johnson's specialty, so he should maintain a solid 18-24 minute role as he gets up to speed. He's best left unowned in the majority of leagues. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Tony Snell mostly nailed to the bench
    Tony Snell posted just five points with one rebound and one assist over 17 minutes in Wednesday's win against the Magic.

    Advice: Malcolm Brogdon has supplanted Snell in the starting five and he isn't doing anything to play himself out of the role. As such, Snell's minutes continue to shrink. In fact, his 17 minutes on Wednesday represent a new season low. Still, the situation isn't engraved in stone and the bottom could fall out on Brogdon at any time. Snell isn't a bad guy to scoop up and stash if you have the roster flexibility, as he might be just a bad Brogdon game or two away from returning to the starting lineup. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 26 on Orlando
    Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up with 26 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot over 34 minutes in Wednesday's victory against the Magic.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo met very little resistance in the middle from the Magic, hitting 10-of-15 from rather close range. He struggled a bit from the charity stripe, hitting just 6-of-10, but fantasy owners complaining about that are just being petty. It was another solid night at the office for The Greek Freak, who recently went No. 1 overall in the Rotoworld Fantasy Hoops Staff Midseason Draft. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Lance Stephenson notches 15/8/4 off bench
    Lance Stephenson knocked down 6-of-11 shots to finish Wednesday's home loss with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: This was the first time in six games that Lance has made at least half of his shots. The counting stats are good enough to own him in deeper points leagues, but he continues to hurt owners in percentages (43.3% FGs, 67.2% FTs) and turnovers (1.7) without contributing enough 3-pointers or defensive stats to compensate. He's a liability in category-based leagues, at least while Victor Oladipo is healthy. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 26 points
    Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 26 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 9-of-20 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs with seven boards, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Oladipo continues to establish himself as a cornerstone for the Pacers, and his 24.5 points are on pace to be the third-highest in franchise history. He did commit four turnovers tonight, while going 0-of-6 from downtown in 38 minutes, but those are caveats fantasy owners can happily ignore. He's soaring as a top-20 value in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks in a double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: After the first quarter, he really disappeared in this game with only four points in the second, third and fourth quarters, but Porzingis did show up in overtime with a dunk at the buzzer (video in link below). He was 0-of-4 from the line in this game, but that seems like a fluke after going 17-of-18 in his previous three games. The Unicorn will be a stud as long as he's in the lineup. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 22 with 14 boards
    Julius Randle started and played 30 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and six turnovers in a 99-86 win over Kings.

    Advice: Randle looks great after a slow start to the season and is rolling right now, averaging 15.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals while shooting 53 percent over his last five games. He's outplaying both Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance right now and should be owned everywhere, as he can also back up Brook Lopez at center. The Lakers won back-to-back games for the first time since early December tonight. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
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