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  • MRI negative on Kent Bazemore's knee
    An MRI on Wednesday showed no structural damage on Kent Bazemore's right knee.

    Advice: He is going to miss at least the next two games and the Hawks said they will update his status "as appropriate." While he's out, the Hawks will count more on Tim Hardaway Jr. and Thabo Sefolosha. Bazemore did have some right knee stiffness back in April, but it was minor and he didn't miss game action. His fantasy owners should stash him despite a disappointing season. Today, 11:45 am
  • Nick Young (calf) targeting Monday night
    Nick Young (calf) is targeting a return on Monday night, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

    Advice: It's worth mentioning this report adds the Lakers downplayed that target date. Young surprisingly traveled with the team to Houston for tonight, and has been going through some pool exercise and light shooting. It's possible Young is back for Monday, but it seems slightly doubtful. There will be more minutes for Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. Today, 11:37 am
  • Report: Andrew Andrews headed overseas
    Andrew Andrews has reportedly agreed to a deal with Turkish basketball club Best Balikesir.

    Advice: The undrafted guard from the University of Washington was a training camp invite in Charlotte, but he got cut during the preseason. He'll look to make a name for himself overseas, but he can safely be ignored in all fantasy leagues. Today, 11:03 am
  • Aaron Harrison sent down for D-League stint
    Aaron Harrison has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: Harrison is a negligible part of the rotation in Charlotte, so he can safely remain on waiver wires everywhere. Today, 10:54 am
  • R.J. Hunter sent down for a D-League stint
    R.J. Hunter has been sent down for another D-League stint.

    Advice: Hunter has made three appearances for the Bulls this season, but through nine minutes of floor time he's only managed to contribute one rebound while missing his only shot attempt. There's no fantasy value here. Today, 10:20 am
  • Nick Young (calf) limited to light shooting
    Nick Young (calf) is still being limited to light shooting.

    Advice: Young is unable to make hard cuts or get around screens, which is to be expected given that he just hit the beginning of Week-2 of his initial 2-4 week timetable. He's out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, meaning Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Los Angeles. He does hope to return to a full practice on Saturday, so we'll be watching for that. Today, 10:14 am
  • Jrue Holiday (toe) questionable for Thursday
    Jrue Holiday (turf toe) said his recovery has been going well, but it's still too early to tell if he'll be able to play Thursday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Holiday also said that a turf toe injury can be "excruciating," and if he could walk on his hands he would, so he's looking doubtful for Thursday's matchup with the 76ers. If he's out, Tim Frazier will benefit most operating as New Orleans' starting point guard. Stay tuned. Today, 9:55 am
  • D'Angelo Russell out at least two more games
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Wednesday or Friday and is unlikely to play on Sunday.

    Advice: He is going to increase his workload this week with basketball activities. Russell is feeling better and it sounds like he'll be back at some point next week. Until then, Marcelo Huertas will be in the mix while Lou Williams will look to continue his hot streak. Jordan Clarkson has struggled, but he's likely to get an increased opportunity. Brandon Ingram will also have more ball-handling responsibility. Today, 9:52 am
  • Eric Bledsoe still working on his jumpers
    Eric Bledsoe said he's worked on his jumper all summer.

    Advice: "I know I can get to the rim," Bledsoe said. "Once I get [the jump shots] to fall, there’s going to be some problems." Bledsoe still only has a 41.5 effective field goal percentage on his shots on the season, but he's up to 48.5 eFG% in his last six. He's also been very busy over his last 10 with a team-high 29.1 usage rate in his 30.8 minutes per game. Expect plenty of big lines going forward. Today, 9:32 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) out Wednesday vs. the Kings
    Seth Curry (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: With Curry and J.J. Barea (calf) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Deron Williams will likely see his minutes in the high-30s, with Devin Haris seeing close to 20 minutes off the bench. For now, we'll be considering Curry questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers. Today, 9:18 am
  • Will Barton no longer bothered by ankle issue
    Michael Malone said that Will Barton "is getting back to his old self" after dealing with an ankle injury that sidelined him for 11 games.

    Advice: "Will is getting back to his old self," Malone said. "Feeling comfortable, feeling confident and then being aggressive. Hopefully he’s over any concerns he’s had with the ankle injury and can just go out there and play." Since returning from the injury, Barton has scored a team-leading 19.7 points over the last three to go with 6.7 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.0 block and 1.7 triples a night. He needs to be owned in all leagues while he's this hot. Today, 9:10 am
  • Goran Dragic (shoulder) not on injury report
    Goran Dragic (shoulder stinger) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Dragic suffered a "shoulder stinger" during Tuesday's loss to the Knicks, but with Miami dealing with a massive amount of injuries, Dragic will fight through the pain. He dropped 29 points, seven dimes, four boards, two steals and four triples through 40 minutes of action on Tuesday night, and he'll again be heavily involved in Miami's attack tonight with the Heat banged up. Today, 8:50 am
  • Jamal Murray (quad) probable for Wednesday
    Jamal Murray (left quad contusion) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Murray did put up 22 points and three triples in his previous outing, but he's been extremely inconsistent since Will Barton (ankle) got back to the court. He will be drawing a favorable matchup against the Nets tonight, so perhaps he can keep the good times rolling. At the moment, he's only worth rostering in deep leagues. Today, 8:32 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start next two games
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting unit for Atlanta's next two games with Kent Bazemore (knee) on the shelf.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. tends to be inconsistent, although he has managed to produce late-round value over his past four outings with averages of 14.8 points, 2.3 dimes, 1.0 steal and 1.5 triples per contest on 48.0 percent shooting. The move into the starting five will only help him, but with relatively low upside, he's basically only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Today, 8:28 am
  • Kent Bazmore (knee) out for next two games
    Kent Bazemore (right knee soreness) has been ruled out for Atlanta's next two games, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be drawing the start in his place.

    Advice: This puts Bazemore on the sidelines for both Wednesday's game against the Heat, as well as Friday's game against the Bucks, but he should be able to return to the court for next Tuesday's game against the Magic. Bazemore has been struggling mightily over the past few weeks, so hopefully the time off to rest his knee will help him get things back on track. Hardaway Jr. is really inconsistent; so he's not really worth a standard league add. Today, 8:17 am
  • Marcus Smart expected to start on Wednesday
    Marcus Smart will likely move into the starting unit for Wednesday's game against the Magic with Isiah Thomas (groin) unavailable.

    Advice: Smart was spotted in a starters jersey at shootaround, so he'll very likely be drawing the start tonight. In his previous five starts this season, Smart has compiled averages of 10.0 points, 4.2 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.4 triples, 2.4 steals and just 1.4 turnovers per game, so he's certainly on the radar in daily leagues. Terry Rozier should also see a decent uptick in minutes off the bench. Today, 8:11 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. ORL
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Thomas flew back to Boston to receive treatment on his groin injury, and Marcus Smart was spotted sporting a starter jersey during shootaround, so it looks like Smart will be drawing the start tonight making him a reasonable low-budget DFS option. Avery Bradley and Al Horford will do the heavy lifting on offense tonight sans Thomas, and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes. Groin injuries can linger, so Boston may want to take a cautious approach in bringing back Thomas. For now, we'll consider him doubtful for Friday's game against the Raptors. Today, 8:04 am
  • Rondo looking to move on after suspension
    Rajon Rondo referred to Saturday's incident in which he picked up a one-game suspension for reportedly throwing a towel at an assistant coach "part of the game."

    Advice: "Me as a player, a point guard, I have to handle a situation better," Rondo said. "But when I feel a certain way, I’m gonna speak on it. My whole thing is always for the betterment of the team. If it comes off wrong or a certain way I’ll try to work on that." Rondo has had open spats with his coaches in the past, and a history of attitude issues, so this likely won't be the last time he makes headlines for the wrong reasons. He's just been a late-round guy this year, and it's unlikely he'll be able to work his way into an early-round evaluation while Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade are healthy. Today, 7:53 am
  • DeAndre Liggins will start Wednesday vs. NYK
    DeAndre Liggins will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Knicks with J.R. Smith (knee) unavailable.

    Advice: This will be just the second start of Liggins' career, and while he will see some increased opportunity with the first unit tonight, Smith's minutes will likely be divvied up between Liggins, Iman Shumpert and Jordan McRae with their being no clear winner here. Today, 7:38 am
  • Kyle Korver 'fine' with reserve role in ATL
    Kyle Korver said he's "fine" with coming off the bench in Atlanta.

    Advice: "Fine," Korver said of the decision Tuesday to bring him off the bench moving forward. "We are in a tough stretch and we have to try anything to try to get this going again. I’ll do my best whatever the role is." Mike Budenholzer has made it clear that Korver's bench role will not change any time soon, and while he did have a solid outing on Tuesday with 15 points and two triples in 32 minutes, he's been woefully inconsistent this season. It'll be interested to see if he can keep it up Wednesday. Today, 6:45 am
  • Derrick Rose (back) questionable Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (back spasms) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Cavs.

    Advice: "It calmed down. It’s just spasms. Usually when you have back spasms or back problems, it comes from somewhere else — it could be hamstring, it could be groin, could be something else," Rose said. "[Tuesday night], my right side, my right leg, everything was fatigued and kind of quit. [Wednesday] we'll be able to find out what it is." Rose appears to be headed for a game-time call, but if he's out, Brandon Jennings will likely draw the start and he'd be an option in DFS. Today, 6:16 am
  • Matt Barnes (personal) probable for Wednesday
    There is reportedly no active warrant out there for the arrest of Matt Barnes, so he's probable to play Wednesday in Dallas.

    Advice: "There’s no warrant for him. Unless they indict him or issue a warrant for him there’s nothing anybody can do," the source said. Barnes was wanted for questioning stemming from an altercation that occurred early Monday morning at a New York nightclub, but authorities were unable to locate Barnes before he hopped on a plane to Dallas. He's innocent until proven guilty, and it doesn't seem like anyone is pursuing charges against him at the moment. Today, 5:15 am
  • Jodie Meeks scores season-high 18 points
    Jodie Meeks scored a season-high 18 points in just 16 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: Meeks is cut in the same mold as the Heat's Wayne Ellington. Both can get hot in a hurry, both are sort of hot right now, and both are pretty untrustworthy in fantasy. Meeks has scored 18, 7 and 10 points in his three games this season since returning from foot surgery, and while he's managed to slow Evan Fournier down for a minute, we don't see it lasting. And the fact he hit 5-of-7 shots and four 3-pointers in just 16 minutes tonight has fluke written all over it. Just keep an eye on him and hope that he doesn't do to Fournier what Bismack Biyombo, Jeff Green and D.J. Augustin have done to Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, as Orlando is now known as 'Timeshare Central' in fantasyland. Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • P.J. Tucker fails to score in 21 minutes
    P.J. Tucker finished with one steal and two turnovers in 21 minutes against the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Advice: We're not kidding. Tucker didn't attempt a shot and failed to add any assists, rebounds or blocks. The Suns were giving him a ton of minutes prior to Tuesday and there's no word of any injury. Tucker had a nice two-game run last week with 17 points against the Hawks on Nov. 30 and 21 points against the Nuggets on Nov. 27, but feel free to move on unless he gets hot again. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 15 w/ seven rebounds
    Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 6-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He didn't have any triples, blocks or steals, but added seven rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes. His playing time has been all over the place this season in his sixth man role behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, so his owners will be rooting for the Suns to trade him before the deadline. He's a low-end asset in standard leagues until his situation improves. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Kyle Anderson breaks loose on Tuesday
    Kyle Anderson played 22 minutes off the bench and had 11 points, a 3-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and a block on 2-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's 105-91 win over the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Anderson had scored a total of six points in his previous four games, so don't get too excited. But with Danny Green scoring just five points last night, and averaging just 7.5 points in his 13 games this season, Anderson is worth keeping an eye on in case Gregg Popovich grows tired of Green's struggles. But for now, Anderson belongs on waivers, along with Green. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 13 points vs. Suns
    Joe Johnson scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting against the Suns on Tuesday.

    Advice: The veteran wing added two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three triples in 29 minutes. Rodney Hood tweaked his right hamstring and didn't return, so Johnson is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value. The last time Hood missed a game on Dec. 1, Johnson started and scored 18 points in 33 minutes. Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Rajon Rondo quiet in return from suspension
    Rajon Rondo returned from a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team on Tuesday and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, two assists and a block in a 102-91 loss to Detroit.

    Advice: Rondo has apparently kissed and made up with the Bulls, but he's not been fun to own for the last few days. He failed to even show up against his arch enemy, Dallas, was then suspended for going after a coach, and then posted this lackluster dud tonight. Maybe he'll get it turned around against the Spurs on Thursday, but it's a shame he couldn't torch the Mavericks after last Friday's 15-11-12 triple-double. Instead, he nosedived into the side of a mountain. Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Goran Dragic goes off for 29 points, 7 dimes
    Goran Dragic feasted against the Knicks on Tuesday, dropping 29 points with seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He also turned the ball over five times, but made up for it by shooting 11-of-17 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Dragic has been on fire since returning from his elbow injury, scoring 27 or more points in three out of his last five games. He's going to be a fantasy monster until reinforcements arrive. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back spasms) won't return
    Derrick Rose is dealing with back spasms and will not return to Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: He's yet to miss a game this season, but his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers is up in the air at this point. Rose finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals on 4-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes. The Knicks should provide an update after the game, but Brandon Jennings will be worth a look if we learn that Rose is in danger of missing time. Yesterday, 6:22 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Monday that he didn't expect Curry to play Wednesday, so he's on the doubtful side of the questionable-tag, and owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Deron Williams will see his playing time in the high-30s while Devin Harris will earn close to 20 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will begin on-court work
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been cleared to start going through on-court work with the Lakers, although he will not be traveling to Houston for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Russell is reportedly "feeling better," although Walton did acknowledge that it's unlikely he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix or Sunday vs. the Knicks. Perhaps there's a chance that he can get back to the court for Monday's game in Sacramento, but that would be on the early end of his initial 2-3 week timetable. For now, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Russell's absence, with Sweet Lou offering the most upside. Yesterday, 12:13 pm
  • Nick Young shooting post-practice jumpers
    Nick Young (right calf) was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Young is nearing the conclusion of Week-1 of his initial 2-4 week timetable, so while this is a minor step in the right direction, he's still not close to making a return. He's not really worth hanging onto if you don't have an IR-spot, and it'll be Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram picking up some extra minutes in his absence. Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doesn't practice Tues
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice. Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • Kent Bazemore sits out Tuesday's practice
    Kent Bazemore did not practice on Tuesday, but head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Bazemore is not dealing with an injury.

    Advice: It sounds like it's just a rest day, but Bazemore has been struggling mightily over the past two weeks with forgettable averages of 8.7 points, 1.1 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.9 turnovers per contest while hitting just 28.3 percent of his shot attempts. He should eventually turn things around, but owners may want to bench him until that happens. Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Kyle Korver scores 15 off Hawks bench
    Kyle Korver took his demotion to the bench in stride, hitting 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: This was his second highest scoring game of the season and he looked much better than he has since very early in the year. Maybe the bench will treat him better, but if he wasn't getting it done while starting, it's going to be very hard to trust him coming off the bench. Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Bazemore bottoms out for struggling Hawks
    Kent Bazemore played just 18 minutes and missed all seven of his shots, finishing with zero points, four rebounds and three assists in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Bazemore just can't get it going consistently for the Hawks and it's hurting his team. After scoring 22 on Wednesday, he's scored 7, 8 and 0 points in each of his last three. He'll get hot again soon enough, but he's been highly frustrating to own this season. And the Hawks, losers of 10 of their last 11 games, are feeling the pain as much as anyone. Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Jamal Murray breaks out of funk on Monday
    Jamal Murray played 23.5 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds and two assists in Monday's 106-98 win over the Sixers.

    Advice: After scoring 18, 24, 23 and 20 points in four straight games in November, he had scored a grand total of just 20 points over his previous four games, hitting 7-of-29 shots over that stretch. He was great tonight, but we'll need to see him do it again before declaring him a hot pickup. But if you need a warm body in a deep league and he was dropped, he might be worth a flier after this one. Monday, 7:19 pm
  • Will Barton stays hot, scores 22 in win
    Will Barton filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight boards, three assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 36 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: He hit 9-of-17 shots and is rolling right now, scoring 22, 20 and 17 points in each of his last three games. Make sure he's not available in your league now that he's healthy. Monday, 7:14 pm
  • Seth Curry (right knee) out Monday vs. CHA
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: He will, however, return to practice on Tuesday and Rick Carlisle is listing him as day-to-day, so it doesn't sound like the knee injury is serious. Carlisle also said that he'll be expanding Deron Williams' workload tonight, so Williams' playing time will likely be in the mid-30s while Devin Harris' minutes will be in the teens. Monday, 4:03 pm
  • Kyle Korver will come off the bench Monday
    Kyle Korver will come off the bench Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Thabo Sefolosha is replacing the struggling Korver in the starting five, and head coach Mike Budenholzer indicated that this move is not a matchup based decision, but something he'll be rolling with moving forward. Korver hasn't even been worth owning over the past seven games, chipping in forgettable averages of 6.6 points and 1.3 triples on 38.1 percent shooting, and the demotion to the bench isn't going to do him any favors. He's a cut-candidate in standard leagues. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Jrue Holiday, Moore out Monday vs. Memphis
    Jrue Holiday (turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe contusion) have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With both these guys on the sidelines Monday night, Tim Frazier will assuredly move into the starting five, and Buddy Hield is an option to start at the two. Langston Galloway should also see an uptick in minutes with New Orleans' starting backcourt on the sidelines, and Anthony Davis (foot, expected to play) will be working with a robust usage rate. After Monday's game the Pelicans will be off until Thursday, so perhaps the toe issue only results in a one-game absence for Holiday. Monday, 2:33 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will be re-evaluated Tuesday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Russell was originally scheduled to be re-evaluated on Monday, but a scheduling conflict delayed the process by one day. He's currently in the early stages of Week-2, and if all goes well with his checkup on Tuesday, he could advance to on-court work. As for Monday's game against Utah, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will likely be logging heavy minutes with Jose Calderon (hamstring), Russell and Nick Young (Achilles) all on the sidelines. Monday, 1:21 pm
  • Matt Barnes traveling with team to Dallas
    Matt Barnes (personal) flew with the Kings to Dallas on Monday.

    Advice: Barnes is reportedly being investigated by the NYPD for an incident that occurred early Monday morning, but he's innocent until proven guilty, so he'll likely be playing until this situation is resolved. Monday, 11:31 am
  • Seth Curry (knee sprain) is a game-time call
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is a game-time call against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he went through the morning shootaround which is always a good sign. He's day-to-day and should play a ton down the stretch for the tanking Mavs, so it's a good idea to hold him if you can in standard leagues. Deron Williams has played 30 or more minutes in the two games that Curry missed, while Devin Harris has been playing minutes in the teens. Monday, 9:07 am
  • Rajon Rondo suspended for Monday's game
    Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He's being suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," as he reportedly snapped at an assistant coach in the loss against Dallas. He's since apologized to the team, so he should be back in his usual role on Tuesday against the Pistons. With Rondo out, Jerian Grant will likely get the chance to start and play big minutes, while Isaiah Canaan and Denzel Valentine should get a bump as well. In two previous starts this season, Grant posted averages of 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 triple in 30.0 minutes. Monday, 8:43 am
  • Matt Barnes wanted by NYPD for questioning
    Matt Barnes is wanted by the NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning.

    Advice: After he allegedly choked the woman, Barnes reportedly punched two other people who tried to intervene. Barnes left the scene before the cops showed up, but the NBA and Kings will likely investigate this along with the NYPD -- the Kings were in town after Sunday's meeting with the Knicks. It's worth noting that DeMarcus Cousins was shown in the video after the incident, but it's not clear if he was involved in any way. If the allegations are true, Barnes is going to be in hot water. Monday, 6:39 am
  • Derrick Rose posts 20/6/6 in win vs. Kings
    Derrick Rose lit up the Kings on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: D-Rose hasn't missed a game this season and he's starting to find his groove with the Knicks. In his previous eight games he was averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 5.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 0.6 triples -- crucially, he also made 44.9 percent FGs and 86.7 percent FTs during that stretch. We're always leery of his long-term health, but he should be in your lineups while he's running hot. Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-11 in 17 minutes
    Matt Barnes flopped in 17 bench minutes on Sunday, going 1-of-11 from the field with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Barnes tends to run hot and cold, and that's never been as true as the past few games -- he was coming off a huge performance with 12 points, 16 boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. His fantasy value continues to be spoiled by fluctuating minutes, low usage, poor percentages, and sparse defensive stats. Sunday, 7:26 pm
  • Jodie Meeks logs 16 minutes in 2nd game back
    In his second game back from foot surgery, Jodie Meeks posted seven points, two assists, one rebound and one steal in 16 minutes.

    Advice: The Magic will continue to limit Meeks' activity as a precaution and he's not worth standard-league attention until the playing time increases. It looks like he will carve out a reliable spot in the rotation, however, especially since Mario Hezonja is in the doghouse. Once he's at full strength, Meeks will be worth a glance as a cheap source of 3-pointers and steals. Sunday, 5:38 pm
  • Jodie Meeks' minutes will be monitored Sunday
    Frank Vogel said that Jodie Meeks "probably will not play heavy minutes" Sunday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Meeks made his season debut on Friday night, logging 17 minutes off the bench on his way to 10 points, one board, three steals and two 3-pointers, and he'll likely be dealing with a similar workload tonight. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Sunday, 1:48 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Monday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and his minutes have been divvied up between Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson, with Deron Williams logging around 30 minutes as a starter. It'll be more of the same if he can't give it a go Monday night. Sunday, 12:12 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 14 for Suns
    Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, one rebound, two assists, three turnovers and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired. Saturday, 10:54 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • P.J. Tucker quietly hot for Suns
    P.J. Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting against Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He came into this one hot and at least stayed relevant with the line and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. It's possible you're holding a player doing less than that, so at least give Tucker a look as long as he's starting for the Suns. Saturday, 10:29 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 18 in full line
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He needs some help. Dragic is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting this week and should post early-round value in the short term as long as he can put up decent efficiency. Keep him rolling. Saturday, 10:16 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Jamal Murray hits rock bottom Saturday
    Jamal Murray missed all four of his shots and failed to score a point in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Murray's a mess right now, hitting just 1-of-11 shots in his last two games, and 12-of-45 shots over his last five. After going on a hot streak and scoring between 18 and 24 points in four straight games near Thanksgiving, he hasn't scored more than nine points in any of his last four games. And with Will Barton back and rolling after an ankle injury, the arrow is pointing down on Murray. If you picked him up when he was hot, it's probably time to move on. Saturday, 9:21 pm
  • Will Barton scores 20 in 34 minutes
    Will Barton played through is sore ankle again on Saturday and hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had 17 points, seven boards and five assists on Friday and the fact he made it though back-to-back games should mean the ankle injury is behind him. And with Gary Harris (foot) still out and Jamal Murray as cold as ice, Barton should keep rolling until further notice. Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Tim Hardaway scores 15 off Hawks bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in Tuesday's embarrassing 128-84 loss at Toronto on Saturday.

    Advice: Hardaway has quietly scored in double figures in four straight games and with Kyle Korver struggling as badly as any time in his career, Hardaway is a candidate to replace the struggling shooting guard in the starting lineup. The reeling Hawks have lost nine of their last 10 games and have been blown out by a combined 80 points in their last two games. Something's got to give for coach Bud in the ATL, and bringing Korver off the bench and starting THJ might be the easiest move for him to make. If THJ becomes the starter at some point, he might be worth stashing. But if you've been holding Korver in a deep league and need to make a move for a warm body, picking up THJ might be worth a flier until we see what happens here. Saturday, 8:15 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores six points, zero 3s
    Kyle Korver hit just 3-of-7 shots and went 0-for-3 from downtown for six points, one assist and two steals in Saturday's humiliating 128-84 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: While the Hawks, losers of nine of their last 10 games, have many problems right now, their biggest may be the fact that their starting shooting guard and 3-point specialist is averaging 0.5 3-pointers and 4.8 points over his last four games, and has hit just 10-of-33 shots over his last five. Korver hasn't really looked right since the first half of the 2014-15 season, and even though he predicted one of the best years of his career this time around, he's having one of his worst seasons in a long time. He's not even worth owning right now, unless you're desperate for threes and think he can get this thing turned around. Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • Kent Bazemore hits 3-of-12 shots
    Kent Bazemore hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points, two rebounds and two assists in Saturday's brutal 128-84 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: You know the deal with Baze this season. You either get the good version or the bad version from night to night, as he's been wildly inconsistent. And unfortunately, the Hawks got Bad Baze tonight. Speaking of the Hawks, they are in a free fall, losing eight of their last nine games and following up their three-game losing streak with a six-game losing streak. The Hawks looked like one of the Top 3 teams in East after an 11-2 start, but now look like one of the early-season's most overrated teams. Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will start opposite Kevin Durant
    P.J. Tucker will start at small forward against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll start opposite Kevin Durant. Good luck, Mr. Tucker. Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • Will Barton will play on Saturday
    Will Barton (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Nuggets put him on the report as probable, but he was never in doubt. Barton should be owned in all leagues. Saturday, 4:54 pm
  • Nick Young out of the walking boot
    Nick Young (calf) is out of his walking boot.

    Advice: There's no word of his progressions on his strained calf, so he is still expected to miss the next 1.5-3.5 weeks. With Young out, it's been Brandon Ingram moving over the the two while the other guards have seen a few more minutes. Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Dennis, Kyle, Baze, Muscala & Dwight starting
    Dennis Schroder, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala and Dwight Howard will start against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer benched his starters to start the second half on Friday due to their woeful -51.3 net rating in the loss. Muscala is the only change for Thabo Sefolosha, which makes sense against the Raptors. Korver is only a borderline hold in fantasy and certainly could use a good game tonight. Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, and Darrell Arthur are listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Barton had missed 12 of the Nuggets previous 15 games, but looked great in his return to the Denver lineup on Friday night. He finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. Better yet, he seems to have avoided aggravating his ankle injury. Barton should be locked and loaded in fantasy lineups going forward. Saturday, 9:58 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) will not play Saturday
    Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Seth Curry (right knee sprain) will not play Saturday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: This will be the second game Curry has missed since spraining his knee Wednesday night. Starter Deron Williams may play more than 30 minutes on Saturday for the first time since November 4th. Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson could also see an uptick in minutes off the Mavs bench. Saturday, 9:30 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Saturday
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee on Wednesday, which caused him to miss Thursday's game. If Curry doesn't play on Saturday, Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson would see a slight uptick in minutes. Saturday, 6:33 am
  • Jamal Murray struggles against HOU
    Jamal Murray scored two points with three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 17 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: After winning the November Western Conference Rookie of the Month nod, Murray had a really rough time tonight. He didn't score until garbage time with six of his minutes coming in the fourth quarter. Murray's playing time should be taking a dive, so he'll be more of a stash. He had some really bad mistakes on defending the three, which is a quick way to get on coach Mike Malone's bad side. Friday, 10:47 pm
  • Will Barton scores 17 points in 33 minutes
    Will Barton hit the ground running in his return to the starting lineup on Friday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Well, he looks like himself again. Barton had been battling his ankle sprain since Halloween and only played in three games since then -- he also was awful in those three with a 21.4 field goal percentage. Simply put, Barton has to be picked up everywhere after this one. Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 11 points off bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He missed all six of his triples, but he started the second half and he's certainly a candidate to start over the struggling Kyle Korver on Saturday vs. the Raptors -- coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he will "look at everything." THJ is just a speculative pickup in deeper formats for now and it's worth noting that he was coming off a 21-point effort against the Suns. Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Derrick Rose thrives in the starting lineup
    Derrick Rose scored 24 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: There's been talk of Rose wanting an in-season contract extension, so this game may help his case. Rose has looked good over his last four, averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. Compared to last year, his usage rate is down, his efficiency is way up and he's been better in other categories. Still, Rose only has 11th-round value on the year despite his improvements. Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Kent Bazemore held to seven points in loss
    Kent Bazemore was benched at halftime during Friday's blowout loss to the Pistons, finishing with seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks benched their entire starting unit at halftime and coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he's considering lineup changes, but we still think Kyle Korver would head to the bench before Baze. He's been all over the place lately with two games with 21+ points and three games with single-digit points in his last five, but he's still a hold in standard leagues. Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Budenholzer considering lineup changes?
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said "We’ll look at everything" when asked if he will shake up his starting lineup after Friday's 121-85 loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hawks have lost five straight games and seven out of their last eight, so they've got to try something. Coach Bud even benched his entire starting five at halftime because he was looking for a "spark." Kyle Korver has arguably struggled the most and he finished with seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Friday, and he's been held to single-digit points in four out of his last five games. Standard-league owners are probably ready to move on. Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Jrue Holiday held to nine points vs. LAC
    Jrue Holiday was held to nine points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one triple and one turnover in 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: The Clippers are second in the NBA in defensive efficiency and this was a tough matchup for Holiday, so he gets a pass here. Holiday was averaging 17.1 points, 6.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.9 3-pointers in his previous seven, so we still think he can be an early-round asset the rest of the way if he can stay healthy and if the Pelicans are competitive in the West. Friday, 8:12 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores just three
    Marcus Smart played just 23 minutes against the Kings on Friday with three points, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Now that Jae Crowder doesn't have a minutes limit and Al Horford is back, Smart's minutes have taken a noticeable hit. He's also been awful from the field, making just 28.9 percent from the field for 8.0 points in his last five outings. Smart is a drop candidate for owners in shallower formats. Friday, 8:06 pm
  • Matt Barnes posts big line in Boston
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with 16 rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He probably should've started this game and may have helped against some of the action coach Brad Stevens runs. Barnes had a season high in boards and also had his first double-double of the season during this loss. He's seen his playing time start to trend up again with 29.0 per game in his last two. He's a sneaky low-end guy for his output in steals and treys. Friday, 7:48 pm
  • Jodie Meeks makes his season debut
    Jodie Meeks made his season debut against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, three steals and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter with this one going into garbage time. That's a great sign for his health because coach Frank Vogel said he wasn't sure about Meeks' conditioning before the game started. He may earn more playing time in the second unit and would mesh nicely with Elfrid Payton. Meeks is only worth a look in super deep leagues. Friday, 7:02 pm
  • Mudiay, Barton, Gallo, Faried & Nurk starting
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: We'll see how many minutes Barton gets in his return. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues while he will take minutes away from all the other forwards and wings. Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Will Barton is active as expected
    Will Barton (ankle) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The earlier report from Chris Haynes of ESPN was as good as gold, so this is not a surprise. Barton may be limited in his first game back, but he's worth a pickup in most leagues. He will take minutes away from Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson and Wilson Chandler. Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Jodie Meeks (foot) will play Friday
    Jodie Meeks (foot) will make his season debut aginst the Sixers on Friday.

    Advice: Meeks has missed the first 19 games of the season due to a fractured right foot. Coach Frank Vogel said he envisions Meeks playing in four or five-minute bursts each half on Friday. Vogel also explained that Meeks is probably not in game shape yet, but the best way to acclimate him to playing again is to give him minutes. Even when fully healthy, Meeks will likely have a minimal role in Orlando. He is not worth adding at this point. Friday, 2:36 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Friday, 1:33 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night
    ESPN is reporting that Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Barton started off the year strong, averaging 18 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes over Denver's first three games of the season. However, he has missed 12 of the Nuggets last 15 games due to this nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if Barton will be on a minute restriction Friday. If you have room on your roster and he is still floating around your league's waiver wire, now is the time to nab him. Barton finished last season ranked among the top-85 overall fantasy players, according to Barton's return will likely eat into the minutes of Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray. Friday, 9:03 am
  • Joe Johnson starts vs. Heat
    Joe Johnson started on Thursday and hit 6-of-9 shots for 18 points, three rebounds, and four assists.

    Advice: Johnson played 32 minutes against his former team, draining four from beyond the arc. He now has seven 3-pointers in the last two games and has scored double-digit points in each of those games. The 18 points was the second most he has scored all season and the 32 minutes was the most he has played since November 2nd. He will have nights like these, but they do not come often. Rodney Hood (hamstring) is day-to-day, once he returns, Johnson will go back to the bench. Thursday, 9:28 pm
  • Goran Dragic leads Heat in scoring
    Goran Dragic scored 27 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday, adding six assists and four rebounds.

    Advice: Dragic had a strong fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his 27 points and tied his season high in points. With all the injuries on the Heat, he has been playing a lot of minutes, averaging 36.3 over his last three games compared to his season average of 32.5 and has been asked to carry this team. He has at least 16 points in the last three games and has a good matchup on Saturday against the Trail Blazers who play at a fast pace, which should create extra opportunities. Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Update: Joe Johnson will start against Heat
    Joe Johnson will start against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Revenge game? it was previously reported Joe Ingles would get the start, but coach Quin Snyder wants to go with Iso Joe against his former team. Johnson should get minutes close to 30 tonight and could have short-term value. Rodney Hood (hamstring) is only day-to-day for now. Thursday, 5:34 pm
  • Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's only a minor issue and there is no word of the team giving him further evaluation. Curry has a good chance to play this weekend and is a hold in standard leagues. For tonight, Devin Harris (toe) will pick up some run while rookie Jonathan Gibson should pick up the backup point guard minutes. Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) likely to play on Friday
    Will Barton (ankle) is likely to play against the Rockets on Friday night.

    Advice: He's been limited by his ankle injury dating back to Halloween, playing in just three games at 21.0 minutes per outing in that span. Barton has said he wants to be 100 percent before he gives it a go, so maybe that's the case. Since he's been out for the last three, Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray have both improved. Plus, Wilson Chandler has played more minutes at the three. Barton's playing time is uncertain, so he's not as strong of a pickup this time around. He can get hot, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Jodie Meeks will not play vs Grizzlies Thurs
    Jodie Meeks (foot) will not play against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: Meeks may still travel with the team for Friday's game against the 76ers, but he won't be in the lineup against Memphis on Thursday. Meeks will be a bench player for the Magic when healthy and isn't worth adding in any fantasy leagues. Thursday, 10:36 am
  • Seth Curry questionable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Seth Curry (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry is dealing with a mild sprain of his right knee and looks to be headed for a game-time decision on Thursday. If he sits on Thursday, both Jonathan Gibson and Devin Harris would see an uptick in fantasy value. Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Brandon Knight scores 23 inefficient points
    Brandon Knight caught a tailwind on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Knight went just 6-of-18 from the field, but he hit all three of his 3-point attempts and he was 8-of-9 at the FT line. The overall scoring looks impressive but he came in shooting 37.5 percent from the field this season, a number that will drop after tonight's high-volume, low-efficiency performance. He's hurting owners in most roto leagues and a trade isn't necessarily a panacea. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • P.J. Tucker efficient in win vs. visiting ATL
    P.J. Tucker led the Suns' starters on Wednesday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has been on fire for his past two games, with a combined 12-of-19 mark from the field, including 2.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds. 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals. T.J. Warren (head) is out indefinitely, which opens up more opportunities for Tucker, but he's not a strong rest-of-season addition. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Kent Bazemore's 22/5/3/3 not enough vs. Suns
    Kent Bazemore had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bazemore hit 8-of-16 field goals and made both of his free throws, but it wasn't enough to avoid a fourth consecutive loss. "My rookie year, I got my car popcorned ... the car was clean but the smell was still there," Bazemore said, referring to a hazing ritual. "That's kind of what this feels like. We're playing the right way but we cant get it to go our way." Atlanta will look to recover at home vs. the Pistons on Friday. Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Jamal Murray quiet again in loss to Miami
    Jamal Murray had another quiet game during Wednesday's loss to the Heat, scoring nine points on 3-of-10 shooting in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) were both sidelined again, and Murray's owners should strap in for a bumpy ride. The rookie had been red-hot but scouting reports were bound to catch up to him, and he's a combined 11-of-34 from the field in his past three games. Wednesday, 9:55 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose loses some minutes to Jennings
    Derrick Rose played 24 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 11 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Brandon Jennings gave the Knicks some really good minutes, so coach Jeff Hornacek went with him over Rose -- Jennings played the entire fourth while Rose played just three minutes. Both point guards were used together for 10 minutes tonight, which has been an upward trend as the year has gone on. Rose has been playing well, but he only has late-round value. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Seth Curry suffers mild knee sprain vs. Spurs
    Seth Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Mavs went with Jonathan Gibson over Curry to close this game and this is why. Curry is going to travel with the team for their game against the Hornets on Thursday, so he has a chance to play. There is no word of an MRI at this time or any further evaluation on Curry's minor knee issue. He finished Wednesday's game with 14 points, two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers. If he's out, Gibson and Devin Harris would benefit. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Marcus Smart quiet in loss to Detroit
    Marcus Smart struggled from the field on Wednesday, making 4-of-14 shots to finish with 12 points, two 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Smart launched seven triples in his first 11 minutes on the court, which probably isn't what Brad Stevens drew up for the career 29.6 percent 3-point shooter. He took a hit to the back of his head tonight but stayed in the game and should be fine -- we'll let you know if his status is jeopardized for Friday's game vs. the Kings. Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell to have doc visit Monday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will see a doctor on Monday.

    Advice: He's progressing just fine from his PRP treatment and should be back next week at some point. Russell didn't have any structural damage to his knee, but he's been dealing with soreness since before the season. He's a solid buy-low target. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • Nick Young (right calf) will miss 2-4 weeks
    Nick Young (strained right calf) will miss the next 2-4 weeks.

    Advice: An MRI confirmed his injury, which occurred in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Young was having a very solid season with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage, but now his fantasy owners probably have to cut him. While he's out, the Lakers will have to lean more on Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas until D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. Both Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams should be very busy while more shots should go to rookie Brandon Ingram. Wednesday, 11:49 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) out Wednesday vs. CHI
    Nick Young (right Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Lakers haven't yet released the results of Young's MRI, so we won't be speculating on the length of his absence until that information is made available. With Young on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jordan Clarkson will more than likely move into the starting lineup, and he'll get all the run he can handle with D'Angelo Russell (knee) also unavailable. Lou Williams should also see an uptick in value, as he won't have to share the floor with a teammate that steals his passes tonight. Wednesday, 10:31 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) sporting a walking boot
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) was spotted leaving the Smoothie King Center wearing a walking boot.

    Advice: Young was also able to put pressure on his foot while limping around the Lakers' locker room after Tuesday's game, and he was in high spirits, although Uncle P is eternally optimistic. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI once the Lakers arrive in Chicago, but for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson will get all the burn he can handle and Brandon Ingram will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • Joe Johnson scores 11 off the bench
    Joe Johnson scored 11 points on Tuesday vs. the Rockets with three rebounds, three assists and three triples in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Rodney Hood left the game with a hamstring strain and didn't return after 20 minutes, so Johnson is the next man up if Hood has to miss time. He's been quiet lately, but he did average 13.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 triples in six starts at the beginning of the season. Just put him on your radar until we get an update on Hood. Tuesday, 9:31 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 22 in start vs. Lakers
    Jrue Holiday finally moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday and had 22 points, two rebounds, five assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes of a 105-88 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Holiday is rolling and the move back to the starting unit couldn't have come soon enough. He's averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. He was clearly worth the wait. Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Nick Young (Achilles strain) won't return
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) will not return on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Young needed the help of his teammates to get back to the locker room and the Lakers ruled him out for the game after just a few minutes. Young will have an MRI on Wednesday and the Lakers will provide an update at that time. His status for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls isn't looking great right now. Jordan Clarkson is looking at heavy minutes if Young misses additional time. Tuesday, 5:25 pm
  • Nick Young goes to locker room Tuesday
    Nick Young (right leg) left Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans and went to the locker room. Tuesday, 5:19 pm
  • Jrue Holiday is starting, Moore to bench
    Jrue Holiday will start against the Lakers on Tuesday, sending E'Twaun Moore to the bench.

    Advice: Alvin Gentry hinted earlier that Holiday would start and it sounds like it could be a permanent switch. Holiday is averaging 27.0 minutes per game this season, but he should be able to eclipse the 30-minute mark tonight. He will start alongside Tim Frazier in the backcourt. Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Gentry hints Jrue Holiday could start Tuesday
    Alvin Gentry said, "there's a possibility" that Jrue Holiday will start Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Holiday has been solid off the bench this season, and his fantasy stock will only improve once he's running with the starters. Gentry also said that a starting backcourt of Holiday and Tim Frazier is a "pretty good" combination, so it sounds like E'Twaun Moore is the guy that will go to the bench if Holiday starts. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Kyle Korver held to three points in loss
    Kyle Korver scored just three points (a triple) with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Yikes. Korver was just 1-of-6 from the field and this was his second three-point outing in his last three games. If there's a hot free agent on your waiver wire, it may be tough to hold onto Korver unless you desperately need 3-pointers. Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Kent Bazemore shoots 4-of-15 in loss
    Kent Bazemore scored just eight points on 4-of-15 shooting on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: No revenge game for Mr. Bazemore. He missed all six of his attempts from deep and added seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 28 minutes. He's been a frustrating player to own in fantasy because of his inconsistency, but he was coming of a 21-point game against the Lakers with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. His owners just need to take the good with the bad, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he heats up. Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Derrick Rose has a big night vs. Thunder
    Derrick Rose made 10-of-20 field goals, scoring a season-high 30 points in 38 minutes in Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rose was perfect from the free throw line, making all 10 of his shots and also grabbed seven boards, while dishing out four dimes. He has taken at least 10 shots in all but one game in the month of November, averaging 14.7 shot attempts, 16.1 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in that span. He accounts for 23.2 percent of the Knicks points and 33.9 percent of their assists, while owning a usage rate of 25.8 percent. As long as he can stay healthy and in the lineup for the Knicks, fantasy owners will be rewarded for taking a late flier on him this year. He has yet missed a game this season, which is a bonus. Monday, 8:21 pm
  • Goran Dragic drops 27 & 17 in loss
    Goran Dragic returned from his elbow injury on Monday and went off for a season-high 27 points, a season-high 17 assists and a steal on 8-of-15 shooting in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: He also hit 11-of-12 free throws and looked fantastic after missing the last two games with his injury. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for his best game in recent memory. And now you just have to hope he's ready to start going off on a nightly basis for the Heat. Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Marcus Smart quiet in 33 minutes
    Marcus Smart played 33 minutes off the bench on Monday and had 12 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer for the Celtics.

    Advice: He snapped a four-game streak in single-digit scoring, but posted an otherwise lackluster line. He looks like a buy-low player to us right now, although the fact he'll never be a dynamic scorer hurts his fantasy ceiling quite a bit. But the minutes are there and the production should follow, even if he's not a dynamic scorer. He was in foul trouble tonight, finishing with five of them, or his line might have been a little better. Monday, 7:33 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hit 7-of-23 shots in win
    Isaiah Thomas hit just 7-of-23 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers, but also made all nine of his free throws en route to 25 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Not the most efficient night for IT2, but the free throws and lack of TOs were nice. He's having a big season, but his 37 percent shooting from the floor over his last five games is a bit of a buzzkill. Hopefully his shots start falling again sooner than later. Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) will play Monday vs. BOS
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is a go for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Miami seriously needs him with both Tyler Johnson (tooth) and Dion Waiters (groin) out tonight, so his minutes will likely be in the high-30s tonight, and he's on the radar in DFS. Season-long owners should obviously deploy him with confidence. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Vogel hopeful Meeks can return on road trip
    Frank Vogel is hopeful that Jodie Meeks (foot) can get back on the court sometime during Orlando's upcoming five-game road trip.

    Advice: Meeks will have a limited role off the Orlando bench, so he's not worth owning anywhere. Nov 28, 11:25 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Monday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) remains questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said over the weekend that he was "hopeful" to play, but he may have to try to give it a go with Dion Waiters (groin) and Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) already ruled out. If Dragic is unable to play, Josh Richardson is going to be one busy man on Monday. Nov 28, 9:33 am
  • D'Angelo Russell says knee is doing 'better'
    D'Angelo Russell said over the weekend that his knee was feeling better.

    Advice: He was able to get up some set shots on Saturday, but he's still expected to be sidelined for about two more weeks. "Definitely don’t want to force anything back," Russell said. "I feel like I got to be 100 percent perfect before I step back on the floor." Russell will be re-evaluated later this week, at which point the Lakers will provide an update on his timetable. He needs to be stashed everywhere, while Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will continue to benefit in his absence. Nov 28, 9:17 am
  • Nick Young (toe) returns with 17-point game
    Nick Young (toe) returned in style on Sunday with 17 points on 6-of-12 field goals, including 4-of-5 shooting from downtown.

    Advice: Young slotted into his normal starting SG spot, as coach Luke Walton seems pleased with the backcourt rotation he's established early in the season. He didn't do much beyond scoring tonight, adding just one rebound and one steal, but he remains a viable late-round option in most formats. Nov 27, 9:48 pm
  • Kent Bazemore leads Hawks w/ 21 pts, 5 threes
    Kent Bazemore sank 8-of-16 shots including a 5-of-8 mark from deep to finish Sunday's game with a team-high 21 points in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks have struggled from the perimeter this season with 8.6 makes per game on 33.7 percent shooting, so they really need Bazemore to keep firing away from distance. He rounded out tonight's line with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. Nov 27, 9:43 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. struggling as Hawks slide
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored seven points in garbage time on Sunday, adding one rebound, one block and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. has had some nice moments this year, but he's a combined 4-of-17 from the field in his past three games. As long as the Hawks are at full strength, there's no reason to touch him outside of deep leagues. Nov 27, 9:42 pm
  • Jrue Holiday gets 17/6/4 with three triples
    Jrue Holiday was the only Pelicans player to join Anthony Davis in double-figures on Sunday, scoring 17 points with six assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavericks have allowed opponents to shoot 40.9 percent from downtown, the highest mark in the league by a wide margin. Holiday hit 3-of-4 from deep but his teammates were a combined 2-of-16, contributing to New Orleans' loss to the woeful Mavs. It's unclear when Holiday might shift into the starting lineup, but he's a must-start player even if he's coming off the bench. Nov 27, 7:29 pm
  • Matt Barnes ejected for hard foul on Sunday
    Matt Barnes was ejected from Sunday's game after a hard foul on Sean Kilpatrick, finishing with seven points, six assists, four rebounds and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes is no stranger to league-sanctioned punishments, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll get a fine or suspension for the play. He returned to the bench tonight, where he's averaged more points (8.8), rebounds (4.8) and steals (0.7) than he has as a starter. The Kings' lineup is changing on a daily basis, so if you own Barnes his benching and ejection tonight isn't reason enough to cut him. Nov 27, 5:04 pm
  • Brandon Knight logs 17 mins off the bench
    Brandon Knight hit 2-of-10 shots in his 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing the game with just 11 points, two rebounds and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Knight owners this season, as he's currently ranked well outside the top-200 in standard 9-cat leagues owning averages of 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.1 triples and not much else on 37.5 percent shooting. However, the Suns are just 5-12 on the year, and Knight just really doesn't make sense on the roster, so it's not outlandish to assume he could be traded at some point. A trade could only be good for his value, so he's a hold in most leagues. Nov 27, 4:32 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores season-high 21 points
    P.J. Tucker moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and scored a season-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This was Tucker's 10th career game with 20-plus points, so don't expect the scoring to become a regular thing for the five-year veteran. He can, however, provide sneaky low-end value in deep leagues with his ability to contribute a little bit of everything to the box score, and with T.J. Warren still a few weeks away, he makes sense as a speculative add in deep leagues. Nov 27, 4:21 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Nov 27, 4:06 pm
  • Jamal Murray cools down, scores just 9 points
    Jamal Murray's hot streak came to an end on Sunday, as he hit just 3-of-8 shots in 22 minutes off the bench, finishing the game with nine points, four boards, two assists, one triple and one turnover.

    Advice: Foul trouble was an issue for Murray in this one, but with Gary Harris (foot) still weeks away and Will Barton (ankle) banged up, it makes sense to hold onto the rookie if you swooped him up during his hot streak. Nov 27, 3:57 pm
  • Brandon Knight will return to the bench Sun
    Brandon Knight will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: While Knight loses roughly four minutes a game when he comes off the bench, his value is actually a bit better as he has more opportunities to create running with the second unit. He hasn't been great this season, but his name has been floated around in some trade rumors as of late, so he's a hold in most leagues as his value could improve dramatically outside of Phoenix. P.J. Tucker will draw the start tonight. Nov 27, 12:00 pm
  • P.J. Tucker starting, Knight to the bench
    P.J. Tucker will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, sending Brandon Knight to the bench.

    Advice: Tucker can rack up the steals when given the minutes, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer option with a favorable matchup against Denver tonight. Knight's value is going to take a bit of a hit with the move to the bench. Nov 27, 11:51 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) hopeful for Monday
    Goran Dragic said he is "hoping" to play Monday against Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said he couldn't extend his elbow when shooting, dribbling or passing after picking up the injury on Monday in Philly, and he hasn't practiced since Wednesday's game vs. Detroit. He's been doing some cardio on the side to stay in shape, but the Heat wanted to take it easy on him over the weekend. The Heat will not practice on Sunday, so we won't hear anything else regarding his status until Monday's shootaround. Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Tyler Johnson will all benefit if Dragic misses more time. Nov 27, 10:07 am
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