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  • Spencer Dinwiddie has solid game vs. GSW
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored 13 points with five rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets actually used him off the ball a little during this game due to their lack of wings. Dinwiddie also did have a minor left knee injury in this game, but he did play through it -- he tore his left ACL in college. With Jeremy Lin back, it'll be tough to use Dinwiddie most nights. Although, Lin should rest here and there. Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
  • Joe Harris scores eight points in 27 minutes
    Joe Harris scored eight points in a start against the Warriors on Saturday, adding one rebound, one assist, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He actually had a block on a driving JaVale McGee tonight -- don't tell Shaq. Harris should be moving back to the bench for the next game with Caris LeVert (illness) not playing tonight. Harris is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com 29 minutes ago
  • K.J. McDaniels makes his Nets debut
    K.J. McDaniels played two minutes in his Nets debut on Saturday.

    Advice: It was only garbage time for McDaniels. He could get minutes at some point down the line, especially when the Nets rest players. Just keep an eye on the shot-blocking wing. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 18 points
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during a 96-83 win over the Pelicans Saturday, adding nine rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It is likely going to be his last start at center with Nerlens Noel set to take over that spot, but coach Rick Carlisle suggested Dirk will be sliding to the four. "I don't see Dirk coming off the bench as a good option," Carlisle said. "I don't see it in my wheelhouse." Nowitzki has sneakily been a top-50 player in his last 20 active games, so his patient owners are seeing some nice dividends. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
  • Brandon Rush goes scoreless in 33 minutes
    Brandon Rush played 33 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday, but missed all five of shots and failed to score.

    Advice: He finished with five rebounds and two assists. He was averaging 27.0 minutes per game in February prior to tonight, but he might be the least productive starter in the league with averages of 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in that span. There's no fantasy value here. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • Nerlens Noel looks good in win
    Nerlens Noel looked good off the bench in his Mavs debut on Saturday, scoring nine points with 10 rebounds, one block and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: It's just the third time all season he's hit the 30-minute mark. Coach Rick Carlisle said the plan is to start Nerlens Noel very soon and brought him off the bench because he's new, so it looks like that playing time is on the rise, too. Noel himself sounded excited about his new opportunity as a chance to "open his wings" and obviously it's an encouraging start. Noel's fantasy owners have to be pleased with his landing spot and can hope he flirts with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 30 points in loss
    Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points in 37 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Wiggins finished 11-of-22 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line with two rebounds, two assists, three steals, one triple and six turnovers in the loss -- the Wolves finished with a season-high 25 turnovers that led to 38 points for Houston. He's now scored 20+ points in 17 straight games, the longest streak in franchise history. He's a safe bet to keep the streak going against the Kings on Monday. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
  • Seth Curry fills it up against the Pels
    Seth Curry scored 13 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: After a career-high 31 points to go with only one rebound and one assists, Curry flipped the script as more of a stat-stuffer in this win. His role is likely going to change because the Mavs are expected to add size to their first unit with Nerlens Noel at the five, which bumps Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes and Wes Matthews all down to a smaller position. Curry has played too well to lose minutes, so keep him rolling. He's been a top-50 player in his last 20 games. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 37 w/ 22 rebounds
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points with a career-high 22 rebounds in Saturday's 142-130 loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: So good. KAT has been the top player in standard leagues for over a month and showed why tonight, shooting 16-of-24 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc with three assists, one block and one steal. He took advantage of a Houston team that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to centers this season, but he gets another great matchup on Monday vs. the Kings. There's no reason to sell high. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
  • Harrison Barnes scores 19 points
    Harrison Barnes scored 19 points in a start at power forward against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the Mavs do not want to bench Dirk Nowitzki and they do want to start Nerlens Noel, that means Harry B will go back to his more conventional small forward spot. Barnes does take a 7.1 usage rate hit when he's next to Dirk this season, but his efficiency is also a lot better. Expect Barnes to be a mid-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:23 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng double-doubles w/ four steals
    Gorgui Dieng double-doubled with 16 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday vs the Rockets.

    Advice: Dieng finished an efficient 7-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, adding two assists, four steals and one block in 36 minutes. The big man has slowed down considerably in February with averages of 7.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.4 blocks and 1.3 steals in his previous 11 games this month, so there's some buy-low appeal here for a guy who's still returning top-60 value in standard leagues on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 pm
  • Dwight Powell gets a DNP-CD
    Dwight Powell was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: Nerlens Noel put the kibosh on Powell the rest of the way. He's a clear drop. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:20 pm
  • Salah Mejri gets six minutes
    Salah Mejri fouled out in six minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He's a good story and is fun to watch, but he's clearly trending down with Nerlens Noel in the mix. Mejri is a drop candidate everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:20 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 39 points in loss
    Anthony Davis scored 39 points during a 96-83 loss to the Mavs on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: That's two blowout losses in the two games since DeMarcus Cousins arrived. Coach Alvin Gentry has done a decent job of staggering his two bigs with the pair on the court for only 44 minutes together in the two games -- Davis has played 72 total minutes and Cousins has played 67. It seems pretty clear Boogie will be affected more than AD, who should still be a first-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 18 points in win
    Ryan Anderson scored 18 points with three assists, two rebounds and four 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Coach Mike D'Antoni wants the Rockets to shoot 50+ 3-pointers a night going forward, so Anderson is going to launch a ton of triples the rest of the way -- he attempted 13 treys tonight which was three shy of his season-high that he set back on Dec. 17 against these same Wolves. He finished 5-of-15 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line, but his lack of supporting stats really holds him back in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:16 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores season-low 12 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-low 12 points against the Mavs on Saturday, adding 15 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was just 3-of-9 from the field to also make this his first game with single-digit attempts from the floor. Obviously Boogie's usage rate is going to plummet from his second-ranked 37.6 before he came to New Orleans, but it shouldn't be this low. His fantasy value is almost certainly going to drop, but he could still be a second-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:13 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 17 points
    Lou Williams scored 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting in 26 minutes on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: In his second game in Houston, Williams looked comfortable again and showed his worth to the contending Rockets, scoring 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter. He added four assists, three steals and two triples while finishing 7-of-9 from the line. Williams said that it's easy to play with the Rockets because of their "open style," and it looks like he will hold onto the value he had in Los Angeles in one of the best offenses in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 pm
  • Jarrett Jack makes season debut
    Jarrett Jack made his season debut against the Mavs on Saturday, scoring six points with four assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Not a bad way to kick off his season after getting a deal on Friday. Jack suffered an ACL tear on Jan. 2, 2016, so he had almost 14 months to rehab. The Pelicans have some major depth issues at guard, so maybe Jack can stick around to help make a playoff push. Although, E'Twaun Moore (personal) returning could hurt his chances of that happening. He's only a desperation add in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:07 pm
  • Reggie Williams scores two points
    Reggie Williams scored two points in 16 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Pelicans brought him back after they waived him on New Year's Day. Williams may not be in the rotation once E'Twaun Moore can return. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:05 pm
  • D Mo gets a donut
    Donatas Motiejunas was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: This signing just isn't working out and it was a bit misguided from the get-go because the Pelicans wanted him to space the floor a la Channing Frye. Motiejunas is not going to have value while the frontcourt is healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:03 pm
  • Solomon Hill gets 36 minutes
    Solomon Hill played 36 minutes with two points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The playing time will certainly be there, but the usage rate will not. He's going to log most of his minutes next to DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, so he won't be an option unless he's wide open or as a cutter. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 pm
  • Nene returns to the bench
    Nene returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Wolves, scoring 11 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He will draw the occasional start depending on the matchup, but he's also a candidate to rest on any given night. Nene is just a low-end streaming option on the nights that he enters the first unit. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 pm
  • Jimmy Butler posts 1st triple-double of year
    Jimmy Butler posted his first triple-double of the season during a 117-99 win in Cleveland on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Sure, LeBron James (illness) did not play, but the Bulls will take it to put them on a four-game winning streak -- they are now sixth in the Eastern Conference. Butler looks to be over his troublesome heel issue from earlier this month with 40.0 minutes per game in his last four. His fantasy owners can start feeling good about him being a first-round player in standard leagues during his career year. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:53 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic has another good game in win
    Nikola Mirotic scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Two good games in a row? Is this real life? Mirotic was in a serious slump heading into the break and was even a DNP-CD in the last game before the All-Star break. Plus, the Bulls said they traded Taj Gibson because they wanted to get a look at Bobby Portis. Well, maybe this is a wakeup call for Mirotic and he can keep it going. He's far from a must-add guy, but coming out hot after the break makes him worth a pickup for anyone needing treys. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:42 pm
  • Joe Harris will start for Caris LeVert
    Joe Harris will start for Caris LeVert (illness) on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: LeVert is day-to-day, so there's no need to grab Harris outside of very deep formats. In 10 starts this season, Harris has posted averages of 6.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 triples. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 pm
  • Nene coming off the bench
    Nene will come off the bench on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be tough to count on Nene off the bench because there is always a chance he gets a night off. He's not a reliable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:25 pm
  • Nerlens Noel coming off the bench
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He is going to start very soon, but the Mavs will go with Dirk Nowitzki at center for at least one more time. Noel isn't in a better system compared to Philly, but there's no doubt he'll be getting more playing time. He should be a mid-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:00 pm
  • Quincy Acy will not play on Saturday
    Quincy Acy (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday .

    Advice: The Nets will continue to use Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four while Trevor Booker backs him up. This also means Justin Hamilton will be in the rotation again. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:14 pm
  • Nerlens Noel expected to play Saturday
    Nerlens Noel is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday night vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It is unknown if Noel will start or how many minutes he'll play in his first game as a Maverick. However, Noel should begin seeing the lion's share of minutes at center once he gets acclimated in Dallas. The move to Big D was a boon for Noel's fantasy value. The Mavs traded for him with the intention of signing him to a long-term contract this summer, so we can expect them to lean on him heavily over the final seven weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:12 am
  • Spencer Dinwiddie is PG2
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored eight points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He is the No. 2 point guard ahead of Isaiah Whitehead for now, but Jeremy Lin being back takes away most of the appeal for Dinwiddie. Leave him on the wire, especially with Lin expected to play on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 22 points in win
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points with three rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes during a 128-121 overtime win over the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He struggled for most of this game, but came through late with a fadeaway jumper to give the Bulls the lead with 10 seconds left. Despite all the trade rumors and the Bulls dumping a good portion of their roster to get Cam Payne, Butler is still the main guy. He should post first-round value going forward and the time off likely helped his injured heel. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 20 points in 37 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 20 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: With Taj Gibson out of the picture, it's a whole new opportunity for Mirotic now. Back in October, Mirotic was fully expected to start for the Bulls this season, but Gibson thriving and Mirotic flopping caused a change. The Bulls still really, really need a shooter in their first unit, so the chance is there for Niko to start over Bobby Portis. He's on the 2017 Mt. Rushmore of most annoying players in fantasy, but give him a look if you want to see if he can stay hot with added motivation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 27 points in win
    Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting in Friday's win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: It would be tough to find a hotter player in the NBA right now. Wiggins added seven rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer, and he's now scored 25+ points in seven straight games. Wiggins is averaging a ridiculous 32.8 points on 56.3 percent shooting with 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five outings, so he's quickly developing into a complete player in both real life and in fantasy. He just turned 22 years old on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26 w/ 18 boards
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points with 18 rebounds, three assists, one steal and seven turnovers in a 97-84 win over the Mavericks on Friday.

    Advice: He had 20 points and 10 rebounds alone in the second half, and this was his 13th straight game with 20+ points. Towns shot 12-of-18 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, and there's simply no reason to sell high even though he's been the best player in standard leagues for over a month. He's just that good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scores 20 points in loss
    Harrison Barnes scored 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting vs. the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Mark Cuban had high praise for Barnes over the break and indicated that he views him as the go-to player for the Mavericks on offense. "We always talk about when is Dirk going to be our second-best player," Cuban said. "I mean, I think we’re past that now. And no one’s happier about that than Dirk." Barnes added six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes, and he will continue to be the focal point of the offense going forward. Nowitzki finished with eight points on 4-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
  • Seth Curry scores career-high 31 points
    Seth Curry scored a career-high 31 points in Friday's 97-84 loss to the Wolves.

    Advice: Curry couldn't be stopped as he shot 12-of-16 from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc with a pair of free throws, adding one assist, one rebound and one steal in 37 minutes. Curry's usage rate without Deron Williams rises from 15.2 to 21.4, so he's a huge winner from Dallas' decision to put Williams on waivers. Expect a strong finish to the season for Curry even with J.J. Barea (leg) nearing a return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Reggie Williams to sign with New Orleans
    New Orleans is waiving Omri Casspi (thumb) and will sign Reggie Williams.

    Advice: Casspi broke his thumb on Thursday night and will miss 4-6 weeks. The Pelicans, in a push to capture the eighth seed and sneak into the playoffs, can't afford to wait for him to return. Williams played for the Pelicans earlier this season. He appeared in five games in December and averaged 5.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 12.6 minutes. Williams can be left on the waiver wire, as he likely won't see consistent minutes over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:14 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels is inactive on Friday
    K.J. McDaniels (trade) is inactive on Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was just acquired at the deadline on Thursday, but there's a good chance that he will be cleared in time for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors. McDaniels should get a shot at minutes in Brooklyn and has upside in blocks and triples, but most fantasy owners can just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Lou Williams likes playing for Houston
    Lou Williams said playing with the Rockets fits his style.

    Advice: "It’s easy to play with these guys," Williams said. "It’s a very open style. Everybody eats. Everybody’s happy." Williams was eating in the buffet line on Thursday with 15 points during his 12 fourth-quarter minutes, finishing with 27 points total. Williams also avoided playing next to James Harden for the most part with 6.8 minutes with The Beard and 18.3 without him -- 18 of his points were without Harden, too. Williams should be more of a mid-to-late round guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • Jarrett Jack signs 10-day contract w/ Pels
    Jarrett Jack has agreed to a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

    Advice: Jack has not appeared in an NBA game since he tore his ACL while playing for the Nets in January of 2016. The signing makes sense, as New Orleans had a need for a guard after trading away Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal. Still, Jack can be left on the waiver wire until he proves he is healthy and can still be productive. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Nerlens Noel not expected to play Friday
    Nerlens Noel is not expected to make his Mavs debut on Friday night vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Noel is listed as out and not yet with the team. The Mavs next game is Saturday night at home vs. the Pelicans. Noel's fantasy stock has received a major boost via the trade to Dallas, especially since the Mavs have waived Andrew Bogut. In fact, it could be argued Noel is one of the biggest winners among all players on the move at the deadline. Considering Dallas traded for Noel with the intention of signing him long-term, Noel is expected to be installed as the starter and play heavy minutes immediately. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 am
  • Quincy Acy will not play Friday
    Quincy Acy (ankle) will not play Friday night in Denver.

    Advice: Acy sprained his ankle back on February 5th and has not appeared in a game since. He was expected to return after having a week to rest but is obviously not yet 100 percent. The fantasy impact is minimal, as Acy is averaging just 11.2 minutes per contest in the 12 games he played as a Net. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:04 am
  • Anthony Davis scores 29 alongside Boogie
    Anthony Davis hit 8-of-21 shots and 13-of-16 free throws for 29 points, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes of Thursday's 129-99 blowout loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Davis looked good in the debut of DeMarcus Cousins, but the Pelicans were run out of the gym tonight. It looks like Davis and Cousins are going to get along swimmingly, but the Pelicans will have to find a way to win with the two studs playing in the front court together. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins drops huge line in NO debut
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 11-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer on his way to 27 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, five steals and four blocks in 35 minutes of his Pelicans' debut on Thursday.

    Advice: The bad news is that the Pelicans lost 129-99 and a lot of the starters sat out down the stretch in garbage time. Boogie was a beast tonight, and even avoided a technical foul despite getting tangled up with Nene occasionally. Anthony Davis was also impressive, but the rest of the Pels were a mess. But as of now, it looks like Boogie and the Brow are not going to do too much damage to each other's stats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:13 pm
  • Lou Williams leads Rockets with 27 in debut
    Lou Williams came off the bench on Thursday in his Rockets debut and shot it at will, hitting 9-of-16 of them and seven 3-pointers for a team-high 27 points and two assists.

    Advice: He scored 15 points in the fourth quarter of a 129-99 blowout win, so while it was a fantastic start for his career as a Rocket, it feels pretty fluky. And considering James Harden only scored 13, Trevor Ariza scored nine, and Patrick Beverley had just two points, Williams should have a tough time doing this again. Feel free to take a flier on Williams and hold onto him if you still own him, but we'll have a more realistic feel for his value going forward after a few more Rockets games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:08 pm
  • Nene scores nine in start for Rockets
    Nene started at center for the Rockets on Thursday and had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and a block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: The move was matchup-based in order for him to guard DeMarcus Cousins, while Clint Capela came off the bench. The Rockets won this one in a blowout and Capela had 15 points, eight boards and three blocks off the bench, so there's no reason to panic if you own him. And there's also no reason to make a move for Nene, as he should be back on the bench in the next one. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • Nene starting, Clint Capela off bench Thurs
    Nene is starting at center vs. the Pelicans, with Clint Capela coming off the bench.

    Advice: This is a matchup-based move, allowing Nene to face DeMarcus Cousins, and it shouldn't have a big impact on Capela's playing time. In six starts this season, the veteran Nene is averaging an uninspiring 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:08 pm
  • Jrue, Moore, Hill, Boogie & Brow starting
    Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill, Anthony Davis and Demarcus Cousins will start against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: We get a look at the new duo against a three-point barrage of the Rockets. Cousins was on pace for the second highest usage rate since Kobe Bryant in 2005-06, but it'll certainly be dropping on his new team. Expect his numbers to see a dip now that he has some help. He's still an elite fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:30 pm
  • Lou Williams to get some minutes on Thursday
    Lou Williams will be in the Rockets' rotation on Thursday, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: Williams was acquired on Tuesday and initially wasn't expected to play tonight, so this is a pleasant surprise for his owners -- D'Antoni said he'd rather "experiment" with his rotations in a road game. It doesn't seem safe to deploy him in DFS just yet, but season-long owners might as well roll him out there on a six-game night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:34 pm
  • Lou Williams unlikely to play on Thursday
    The Rockets are not expecting Lou Williams to play against the Pelicans on Thursday night.

    Advice: The team likely wants him to get a practice in on Friday before putting him out there. When Williams is a go, it should take minutes from Eric Gordon, Sam Dekker and Ryan Anderson. Patrick Beverley could lose shots, but his fantasy value isn't in scoring anyway. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:49 pm
  • Seth Curry likely moving back to bench
    With the acquisition of C Nerlens Noel, the Mavericks could decide to start Yogi Ferrell, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Noel going forward, sending Seth Curry back to the role of sixth man.

    Advice: This isn't set in stone and Rick Carlisle said there was a "less than 50 percent chance" it will happen, but it does make sense on paper. Maybe Carlisle will continue to use Barnes at PF and bring Dirk off the bench, or maybe he'll start Dirk at center and bring Noel off the bench. Regardless of which way he goes with his lineup, Curry will still be a big part of the rotation either way. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:11 pm
  • Jimmy Butler stays with the Bulls
    Jimmy Butler was not traded on Thursday.

    Advice: There were a lot of rumors swirling around Jimmy, but several reports say the Bulls were not even close on a blockbuster deal. The Bulls traded away some of their frontcourt depth, so the chances of them making the postseason likely decreased. Butler's time off during the All-Star likely helped him get over his heel issue from earlier this month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:41 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels traded to the Brooklyn Nets
    K.J. McDaniels has been traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

    Advice: This was a straight salary dump for Houston, while the Nets are acquiring an intriguing young swingman who can hit 3-pointers and block shots. This is a great landing spot for McDaniels and he should be able to crack the rotation with Bojan Bogdanovic out of the picture, but he will likely come off the bench behind Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on the wings. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:31 am
  • Pelicans to work out G Jarrett Jack
    Combo guard Jarrett Jack will work out for the guard-depleted Pelicans, according to Marc Stein.

    Advice: The former Yellow Jacket and NBA vet last played for the Nets and Hawks, and is trying to come back from an ACL tear suffered in 2016. The Pelicans, who need guard help after the DeMarcus Cousins trade, would be a nice landing spot for him, but he's 33 years old and probably wouldn't make much of a fantasy impact even if he were to be signed. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 am
  • Nene could start for matchup w/ Cousins
    Nene could start against the Pelicans on Thursday in order to match up with DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Coach Mike D'Antoni has done this in the past, so this isn't a surprise. Even if Nene draws the start over Capela, he's not a great streaming option outside of very deep leagues. Capela should still get the bulk of the center minutes and this move will hopefully keep him out of foul trouble. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:03 am
  • Woj: Noel to Dallas for Anderson & pick
    The 76ers are sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a first-round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: And we're off. The 76ers have been trying to deal Jahlil Okafor at a steep discount, but they still can't get anything done. The Dallas pick is protected from 1-18 in the June draft, so it almost certainly won't be this season. The Mavs have liked Noel for a while and will try to get an extension done with him. He should be their center of the future in a slower pace. In Philly, Richaun Holmes could be the backup behind Joel Embiid, assuming Okafor is traded. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:49 am
  • Jimmy Butler (rest) gets practice day off Wed
    Jimmy Butler (rest) got a precautionary day off during Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Butler's name has been swirling in the trade rumor-mill for weeks, and his absence on Wednesday won't quiet the chatter, but he's said that he expects to remain in Chicago barring "something crazy." The Celtics seem to be balking at the Bulls' asking price, and for now it seems like Jimmy Buckets will remain in Chicago through Thursday's deadline. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:02 pm
  • K.C. Johnson: Bulls shopping Nikola Mirotic
    The Bulls have reportedly been shopping Nikola Mirotic in recent trade talks.

    Advice: Mirotic is a restricted free agent but the Bulls appear to have soured on him, and coach Fred Hoiberg hinted on Wednesday that Bobby Portis has leap-frogged him in the rotation. Mirotic could have interesting fantasy appeal in the right situation, but he's been maddeningly inconsistent as an NBA player. It's worth noting that he was an apparent DNP-CD on Feb. 16, the Bulls' final game before the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:59 pm
  • Mike D'Antoni: Lou Williams is the 7th man
    Coach Mike D'Antoni called Lou Williams the seventh man in the rotation.

    Advice: He also said Williams should be helping Eric Gordon, which suggests Lou will be passing more than he did in Los Angeles. Williams was carrying the Lakers' second unit with a 30.0 usage rate and also in the top 25 for unassisted baskets among the 170 players with at least 30 games and 24 minutes per outing. Williams is also a good catch-and-shoot guy at 39.6 percent on treys, so basically he can get his own shot and create his own. Plus, he's just behind fifth-ranked DeMarcus Cousins for fifth in free throws per 36 minutes to also be a great fit there. Williams' fantasy value will be taking a hit here, but he could still have some late-round appeal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Report: Teams re-engaging in talks for Noel
    Teams around the league have reportedly been re-engaging with the 76ers on a Nerlens Noel trade.

    Advice: Adrian Wojnarowski reports that if the 76ers are unable to find a trade partner for Jahlil Okafor they will shift their focus to sending away Noel, but the biggest stumbling block here for a Noel deal is that he's about to be a restricted free agent. Teams reportedly want to know what it will cost to retain Noel as a free agent, and with Woj reporting that Noel is seeking a "big number," that may be enough to scare some teams away who don't have the cap room to re-sign him this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 am
  • Woj: Lakers trade Lou Williams to Rockets
    The Lakers are sending Lou Williams to the Rockets in exchange for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick.

    Advice: He was fully expected to be moved before the deadline with several teams expressing interest. Williams will have the green light in Houston and the Rockets attempt the most 3-pointers in the NBA, so while his value will take a hit next to usage monster James Harden, standard-league owners should hold onto him for now. He averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.1 triples in just 24.2 minutes per game with the Lakers, so hopefully the Rockets give him 20+ minutes a night. Don't be surprised if Eric Gordon and Patrick Beverley take a slight hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:43 pm
  • Report: CHA 'aggressively pursuing' Williams
    The Hornets are reportedly "aggressively pursuing" Lou Williams.

    Advice: The Hornets are lacking a real scoring punch off the bench, so it'll be interesting to see if Magic Johnson's first trade as the Lakers' President of Basketball Operations ends up being with a team owned by Michael Jordan. Williams wouldn't have much trouble finding quality minutes in Charlotte, so his value would be relatively safe there. Thus far, Williams has been linked to the Hornets, Wizards, Jazz, Rockets and Pelicans, and it seems likely that he'll be dealt at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:44 pm
  • Magic says teams are inquiring about Williams
    Magic Johnson acknowledged that a majority of the trade calls that have come in have centered around Lou Williams.

    Advice: "If you're gonna get him it's gonna take a lot to get him," Johnson said in regards to Williams. Sweet Lou is on a very cap friendly deal, with just $7 million owed to him next season, so he's one of the more likely guys to go at the deadline if the Lakers do manage to pull off a trade. So far he's been linked to the Jazz and the Wizards and there are sure a few more teams to add their names to the mix as we approach the deadline. A Williams departure would benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson the most. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • ESPN: Jazz have interest in Lou Williams
    Some members of the Utah Jazz front office have expressed interest in trading for Lou Williams, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: The Lakers are in the early stages of a rebuild, so flipping the 30-year old Williams for a draft pick certainly makes sense. Earlier this week it was reported by multiple outlets that the Wizards had discussions with the Lakers regarding Williams. L.A. surely hopes a bidding war drives up the asking price. If Lou Will does get dealt, D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson would see a boost in playing time and fantasy value over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:02 am
  • K.J. McDaniels could be on the move?
    The Rockets may move K.J. McDaniels prior to the deadline according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: McDaniels isn't in the rotation right now and the Rockets are chasing a "win-now move," so his contract is expendable. He would likely be a "sweetener" in a larger deal, so there's no reason to stash the athletic wing. Nothing is imminent on the trade front for Houston, though they were recently linked to Denver's Wilson Chandler. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 pm
  • Jimmy Butler feels he'll remain in Chicago
    Jimmy Butler feels that he'll remain in Chicago past the trade deadline, unless "something crazy happens."

    Advice: While the Bulls have taken numerous calls on Butler as the deadline approaches, they reportedly haven't been the ones making the calls, so while they will entertain offers it doesn't sound like they're actively shopping the up-and-coming All-Star. The Celtics do have the assets to offer "something crazy," but word out of Boston is that they aren't interested in parting ways with Brooklyn's 2017 draft pick just yet, so a blockbuster deal between Boston and Chicago seems unlikely. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins deal finalized on Monday
    The trade sending DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the Pelicans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and some draft picks was finalized on Monday.

    Advice: "It was time for a change and I decided this was the best direction for the organization, said Vlade Divac. "Winning begins with culture and character matters." Divac went on to half-heartedly thank Cousins for his time in Sacramento and tried to justify the trade by hyping up the draft picks, but the line about "culture" and "character matters" is a pretty obvious shot at Boogie. Both Cousins and Anthony Davis will be sacrificing some touches as they learn to play together, but both of them should still be able to fill up the stat sheet. For what it's worth, Divac also said he had a better offer a couple days ago, so there's that. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Report: DeMarcus Cousins traded to Pelicans
    The Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: The Kings are expected to get Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a future first-round pick and a future second-round pick. This is a stunning move that gives New Orleans an overwhelming frontcourt with Cousins joining All-Star MVP Anthony Davis -- the Pelicans are currently 2.5 games out of the playoff picture, so they could make a late run. Cousins' fantasy value could take a hit in New Orleans, since his usage rate should dip, but he's still an elite fantasy option. Teams on the bubble of the playoff picture out West have been put on notice, and we can't wait to see how Cousins and AD play as a frontcourt duo. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:45 pm
  • All-Star DeMarcus Cousins faces trade rumors
    DeMarcus Cousins reportedly asked to play limited minutes during Sunday's All-Star game because he was "dinged up."

    Advice: DMC is healthy and his limitations during Sunday's meaningless game aren't a concern. His owners should be monitoring the swirling trade rumors, however, as the Kings are reportedly "strongly considering" an offer from the Pelicans which would send Cousins to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield and two first-round picks. Plenty of teams will likely get involved in a bidding war, assuming the Kings are open to moving Cousins before the deadline, so this storyline is far from over. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:26 pm
  • Anthony Davis posts All-Star record 52 points
    Hometown hero Anthony Davis was named the MVP of Sunday's All-Star game in New Orleans, scoring an all-time record 52 points on 26-of-39 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Davis blew past Wilt Chamberlain's previous record of 42 points, set in the 1961-62 season, and his Western Conference teammates were looking for him in the Pelicans' home arena -- his 39 shots tonight were almost equal to the rest of the West's starting unit combined. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:06 pm
  • Cousins' agent shoots down trade rumors
    DeMarcus Cousins' agent Jarinn Akana shot down rumors that the Kings are looking to deal Cousins at the trade deadline.

    Advice: "We met with Vlade [Divac] and ownership and they assured us and DeMarcus that he's not being traded," said Akana. "As far as we're concerned, nothing has changed." The Kings are reportedly willing to listen to potential godfather offers from other teams, but it seems unlikely that Sacramento will be trading away Boogie at the deadline, particularly with Divac at the helm. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:54 pm
  • Report: Kings considering trading Cousins
    The Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • Anthony Davis says Westbrook is close friend
    Anthony Davis called Russell Westbrook one of his closest friends in the league.

    Advice: The two share the same agent and are frequently asked questions about teaming up down the line. In fact, Westbrook was asked about joining Davis this weekend, but he answered with a question about fashion. Davis will be starting for his home team on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:34 pm
  • Jimmy Butler would prefer to stay in Chicago
    According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler would "loathe to leave" Chicago.

    Advice: The article states that "a source close to Butler said the swingman doesn't want [a trade]," that he is "grounded in Chicago" and doesn't want to leave "with unfinished business." It's hard to envision a scenario in which the Bulls would benefit by trading Butler. He's in the heart of his prime at 27, getting better every season, and is locked into a very cap-friendly contract through 2019. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:16 am
  • Magic turned down a deal for DeMarcus Cousins
    According to a report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, earlier this season the Kings offered DeMarcus Cousins to Orlando for Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks, but the Magic declined.

    Advice: That certainly would have been a blockbuster. Cousins is posting career-highs in numerous statistical categories this season, including scoring (27.8 points per game), assists (4.9) and 3-pointers (1.7). DMC, along with Russell Westbrook, have a chance to become the first players since Larry Bird in 1984-85, to average at least 27 points, ten boards and five dimes over the course of a full season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:17 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 24 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday.

    Advice: This is pretty much a regular KAT line even in a game without defense. In his last 12 NBA games, Towns has scored at least 22 points, averaging 28.5 points, 11.5 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.3 treys on 56.2 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line. He has been by far the No. 1 player in standard leagues over that stretch. Meow. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:19 pm
  • Playoffs is the priority for the Timberwolves
    Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor says that his team is focused solely on trying to qualify for the postseason.

    Advice: The Wolves are currently four games behind the Nuggets in the loss column, with four teams in between them and Denver. However, Wolves ownership and front office aren't thinking about the lottery. "We're all of the same mind, to get in, get the experience," said Glen Taylor. "Just the winning of games to try to get there is worth it. Our guys can't see anything positive about losing games. They must win games, and then if we can win enough to get into the playoffs, that in and of itself would be a major step for our young players." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 am
  • Cousins hopes to sign extension with Kings
    DeMarcus Cousins says he is "very happy" in Sacramento and intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer.

    Advice: Cousins had been mentioned in trade rumors frequently over the past couple of seasons but signing an extension would put those discussions to rest. He will be able to sign a five-year extension worth up to $219 million this summer. "I'm a guy that's all about loyalty and honesty," Cousins said. "It's hard, but at the end of the day you gotta remember that this is a business." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 29 points in win vs. BOS
    Jimmy Butler scored 29 points during a 104-103 win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: With the Bulls down one, Butler was fouled with 0.9 seconds and he was able to hit both free throws. After the game, he said he learned the spin-move fadeaway from Dwyane Wade to get the foul call on Marcus Smart. Regarding his banged-up heel, there is really no such thing as half speed for Butler with 39.0 minutes per game since he returned from injury on Feb. 12. Obviously the All-Star break should work wonders to get him right. He's still a top-10 player in standard leagues this season as the alpha. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic was a DNP-CD
    Nikola Mirotic did not play against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: After going through practice on Wednesday, he was expected to play in this game. It's possible something happened to him in warmups or coach Fred Hoiberg wanted to get a look at Bobby Portis. Regardless, Mirotic just doesn't have it this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (back) available to play
    Nikola Mirotic (back) is available to play against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Wednesday and should be good to go. With Mirotic back, that could bump Bobby Portis out of the rotation while guys up front lose minutes as well. There should still be a decent amount of shots for reserves like Doug McDermott because Dwyane Wade (illness) is out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (back) is expected to play
    Nikola Mirotic (back) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's missed the last two games, but the Bulls probably want to prove that he's healthy because his name has been floated around in the rumor mill. Mirotic was averaging 8.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 triples in February prior to his injury, so he's not a great pickup at the moment. His return will likely eat into the workload of Doug McDermott and could push Bobby Portis out of the rotation. That's not a lock, though. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 am
  • Jimmy Butler won't have restrictions Thursday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not have restrictions on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: After scoring 19 points with 12 assists, two boards, four steals and four turnovers in 38 minutes on Tuesday vs. Toronto, Butler didn't suffer any setbacks and should be ready for another monster workload with Dwyane Wade (illness) sitting this one out. Butler's usage rate rises from 23.3 to to 31.8 when Wade is off the floor, so he looks like a strong play in all formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 24 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 39 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was KAT's 12th game in a row with 20+ points, but his streak of 36 straight free throws came to an end tonight as he finished 7-of-8 from the line and 8-of-19 from the field. He has 42 double-doubles this campaigh and his "slow" start to the season is behind him, as he's been the top player in standard leagues for the past month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores just 19 points vs. MEM
    Anthony Davis scored 19 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal and three turnovers during a 95-91 win in Memphis on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies continue to do an outstanding job on Davis. In his previous two, Davis averaged 19.0 points, 11.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 3.5 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys on 32.5 percent from the field. As he heads into the break, his fantasy owners have to be pleased to see he hasn't missed a game since Jan. 23. The Pelicans are also just 2.5 games out of the eighth spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 40 points w/ two treys
    Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two treys in Wednesday's 112-99 win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: He's on some kind of heater right now. Wiggins was shooting 55 percent from the field and 46 percent from deep in his previous five games, and this performance comes on the heels of a 41-point outing on Tuesday vs. the Cavs. He shot 15-of-26 from the field and 8-of-11 from the line tonight, and he joined Kevin Love as just the second player in Wolves' history to score 40 points in back-to-back to games. This has been the best stretch of his career and he looks poised to have a monster run after the break. Wiggins also put Nikola Jokic on a poster tonight, so check that out in the link below. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Nene, Capela, Harrell all quiet Wednesday
    Nene logged 20 minutes on Wednesday, his highest total in February, to finish with eight points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Clint Capela scored 12 points with two boards in 12 minutes, while Montrezl Harrell went scoreless in three minutes, and the Rockets' center spot continues to be a nightly merry-go-round. Houston came in with the league's best defensive rating in their previous five games but they gave up 117 points tonight, partly because they were both out-rebounded and outscored in the paint. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Solomon Hill scores season-high 23 points
    Solomon Hill scored a season-high 23 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's impressive against the Grizzlies defense and he was shockingly the game's high scorer. Hill clearly benefited from Terrence Jones (thumb) and Dante Cunningham (personal) not playing, so the needle doesn't really move too much here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (thumb) hits five 3-pointers
    Ryan Anderson (thumb) finished Wednesday's home loss 6-of-16 from the field and 5-of-10 from deep, scoring 17 points with six rebounds, one assist and no defensive stats in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Anderson gashed his thumb recently but he was able to practice on Tuesday and his status was never in doubt tonight. The hot perimeter shooting proves that his thumb injury isn't an issue, but the same can't be said for his supporting stats -- he's just a late-round value this year due to middling averages of 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Dinwiddie scores season-high 19 points
    Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-high 19 points and matched a season-high with eight assists in a defeat to the Bucks on Monday night.

    Advice: Dinwiddie also chipped in five rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and didn't commit a single turnover. This is two impressive performances in a row from Dinwiddie, who scored 17 points and knocked down four 3-pointers on Monday. However, with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) on track to return to the Brooklyn lineup in the Nets first game back after the break, Dinwiddie will be bumped back to the bench and will see his playing time significantly reduced. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Nerlens Noel productive again in tough loss
    Nerlens Noel had another productive game vs. Boston on Wednesday with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: Noel made 7-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in 31 minutes and he's been terrific as a starter lately -- his play had helped Philly earn a three-game win streak that was snapped tonight. With Jahlil Okafor on the trade block, Joel Embiid recovering from a "very minor" tear in his meniscus, Noel's post-break outlook is as bright as it's been all season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 24 points in loss
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's 98-91 loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: He's 38 years old but he's clearly still got it. Nowitzki grabbed 10 rebounds to give him his third double-double of the season, adding three assists, one block, one steal and four triples in 30 minutes. Mark Cuban has insisted that Dallas won't tank, so Nowitzki's owners will be hoping that they don't blow up their roster at the deadline and to continue fighting for the No. 8 seed out West. With that said, he's averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 triples over his last five games, so he's an obvious sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (back) practices on Wednesday
    Nikola Mirotic (back) went through practice on Wednesday and will be questionable for Thursday against the Celtics.

    Advice: That's a good sign for Mirotic after missing the last two games. Bobby Portis has filled in as the backup power forward while the Bulls have also gone smaller more often. If he can return, that may bump Portis and take shots away from Doug McDermott, who scored 20 points on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:28 am
  • Ryan Anderson (thumb) will play Wednesday
    Ryan Anderson (right thumb) will play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Anderson cut his right (shooting) thumb taking out the garbage over the weekend, but he was a full participant during shootaround and said that his thumb is giving him "no issues." Feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Anthony Davis committed to staying in NO
    Anthony Davis said he has no plans of leaving the Pelicans.

    Advice: "I don't plan on leaving, so make sure you write that down," Davis said when asked about trade speculation. Davis also shot down the recent rumors that he's planning on joining up with Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles, saying, "I don't pay attention to [the rumors]. I don't know who said it or how it came about. I'm with the Pelicans right now." Davis is in the first year of a five-year deal, so it would be absolutely shocking to see the rising superstar change jerseys anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 am
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