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  • Kings want more consistency from Cauley-Stein
    The Kings want Willie Cauley-Stein to find ways to contribute consistently.

    Advice: Sacramento knows it is unrealistic to expect Cauley-Stein to match the 29 points he put up last Thursday and Coach Dave Joerger said he isn't overly concerned about scoring, as long as WCS contributes in other ways. "Just try to do all the other stuff," Joerger said. "Being in the right place at the right time, being an energy guy." With the Kings in rebuilding mode, WCS will see plenty of playing time over the final 20-plus games of the season. He worth holding onto in standard leagues. 35 minutes ago
  • Andrew Bogut to consider joining the Celtics
    The Celtics are one of the five or six teams Andrew Bogut will consider signing with after he clears waivers on Wednesday, according to the Boston Globe.

    Advice: Adam Himmelsbach of the Globe writes that "reports stating Bogut has decided to sign with the Cavaliers after he clears waivers on Wednesday are inaccurate, and that the Celtics are very much in contention." Bogut has purportedly already spoken with Danny Ainge and will talk with coach Brad Stevens on Tuesday. The Celtics have solid depth but a lack of rebounding has been a weakness all season. Bogut will likely see only limited minutes off the bench in the regular season no matter where he lands, so he can be left on the wire. 53 minutes ago
  • Calderon expected to join GSW on Thursday
    The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that, barring any unexpected setbacks, Jose Calderon will join Golden State for Thursday’s game in Chicago.

    Advice: Calderon has already completed his buyout with the Lakers and is expected to sign with the Lakers once he clears waivers on Wednesday. Calderon should remain on the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues, as he will ride the pine in Golden State. Today, 7:44 am
  • Maker modeling his game after Antetokounmpo
    Thon Maker said he is modeling his game after Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    Advice: Maker stated that because they both have incredible length and athleticism in common, he is attempting to incorporate many aspects of Antetokounmpo's game into his own development. "We have similar builds so I try to look at what he does and just mirror it. In practices, I’m trying to do all of the same things. Then, I want to put it to work in games." Maker's fantasy value is limited because he is averaging just 7.7 minutes per game this season, but he has shown flashes of immense upside, which makes his keeper-league potential significant. Today, 7:25 am
  • Beasley (knee) to undergo tests Tuesday
    Michael Beasley (knee) left the locker room on crutches Monday night and is scheduled to have tests done on the knee Tuesday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Beasley hurt his left knee in the second quarter and it appeared to be a serious injury, with Beasley's knee buckling and him immediately signaling for help. For what it's worth, Matthew Dellavedova said: "He seemed in pretty good spirits when we got back here. I think he'll be OK. We'll see." We will pass along an update as soon as one is provided. Khris Middleton and Mirza Teletovic will receive a fantasy boost if Beasley misses time. Today, 7:05 am
  • Chris Bosh says he is staying ready
    Chris Bosh said that his "health is great" and intimated that he has not ruled out returning to the NBA.

    Advice: "I'm feeling good, still working out and just really still staying ready," Bosh said during his debut as an analyst on TNT Monday night. However, he didn't directly address any specific plans he might have regarding his future and a possible return to the league. Bosh last appeared in an NBA game on Feb. 9 of 2016. Today, 6:37 am
  • NBA says Howard shouldn't have been ejected
    Dwight Howard should not have been ejected from Monday night's win over the Celtics, the NBA said in a statement.

    Advice: Howard was ejected with 4:03 remaining in the third quarter when he received his second technical of the game for hanging on the rim after a dunk. However, the league said later that technical foul should have been ruled "non-unsportsmanlike" and should not have counted toward an automatic ejection. Howard was still able to tally 17 points and 12 boards in the 28 minutes he played. He will be ready to roll on Wednesday when the Hawks host the Mavs. Today, 6:25 am
  • Fred VanVleet was signed by TOR on Monday February 27. Today, 12:14 am
  • Taurean Prince plays 30 minutes in win
    Taurean Prince played 30 minutes off the bench and hit 3-of-9 shots for eight points, a career-high 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in Monday's win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Prince had a career-high 11 points in his previous game in 27 minutes and has played at least 25 minutes in four of his last five games. He's averaging 8.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five, while shooting 40 percent from the floor. If you're in a deep league, keep an eye on TP going forward. Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Ty Lawson doles out nine assists
    Ty Lawson was back in the starting lineup Monday against the Timberwolves and he finished with 11 points and nine assists over 35 minutes.

    Advice: Lawson supplanted Tyreke Evans in the starting five in what is an ever-changing lineup situation in Sacramento since the departure of DeMarcus Cousins. Head coach Dave Joerger continues to mix and match, looking for the right combination. This was Lawson's most productive outing in three games since returning from a groin injury. Despite the near double-double, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats, especially once Arron Afflalo (hamstring) is healthy enough to play. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Tyreke Evans shines off bench
    Tyreke Evans was back to the bench for Monday's game against the Timberwolves but he still managed 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, a blocked shot and a steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings starting five is an ever-changing thing, so Evans is likely to be in and out of the lineup. He was still very productive, including 3-of-3 from behind the arc. The veteran remains a solid fantasy option whether or not he is starting, as he'll log plenty of minutes in Sacramento. He is averaging 13.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his first three games back with the team. Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Eric Gordon held to nine points
    Eric Gordon scored nine points on 3-of-11 shooting with two assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes vs. Indiana on Monday.

    Advice: It looks like Gordon is the biggest loser from the Lou Williams trade. Williams is a usage rate monster in the fourth quarter and is averaging 24.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 4.7 3-pointers in his first three games as a Rocket, and a lot of his shot attempts will come at the expense of Gordon. He's still worth holding onto, but his floor is noticeably lower going forward. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Kosta Koufos posts double-double
    Kosta Koufos went for 14 points and 11 rebounds in Monday's 102-88 loss against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: It was the first double-double for Koufos since Dec. 16, and first one in front of the home fans all season. In other words, don't expect it to become a frequent occurrence. He'll give you a handful of points, a few rebounds and an occasional blocked shot. Expectations of anything more will leave you disappointed. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • James Harden double-doubles again
    James Harden double-doubled again on Monday vs. Indiana, scoring 24 points with 12 assists.

    Advice: Harden shot 5-of-17 from the field and his only make from beyond the arc bounced in off the glass (in nine attempts). He hit 14-of-17 free throws with seven rebounds and two steals, but the fact that is considered an off night goes to show how amazing he's been this season. Expect a monster game on Wednesday vs. the Clippers in what should be a shootout. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores six points
    Trevor Ariza scored just six points on 2-of-10 shooting vs. the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He's been in a brutal all slump all month, shooting just 31.1 percent from the field in February. He's still getting a lot of playing time and logged 36 minutes tonight, adding five rebounds and one assist. Ariza has the ceiling of a top-25 player, but his floor is low when he's not hitting 3-pointers -- he missed all seven of his triples tonight. He's absolutely worth holding in standard leagues and did have a nice game on Saturday with 15 points, three assists, three rebounds, one steal and three triples. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica plays 35 minutes
    Nemanja Bjelica finished Monday's game against the Kings with 10 points and 12 rebounds over 35 minutes.

    Advice: Bjelica also added two assists and two steals with zero turnovers while hitting a pair of 3-pointers. He was playing extended minutes with the game out of hand in the second half. In fact, he played his most minutes since he logged 41 back on Nov. 13 against the Lakers. He remains useful only in deeper leagues, playing 18-22 minutes per contest. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng has awful shooting night
    Gorgui Dieng missed all eight of his field goal attempts in Monday's game against the Kings, finishing with just two points.

    Advice: It wasn't a completely lost night for Dieng's fantasy owners, as he snagged 10 rebounds to go along with an assist and just two turnovers in 35 minutes. Dieng has double-digit rebounding totals in four of his past six outings, and the big man has quick hands, posting 15 steals over his past eight contests. Don't expect much in the way of offense from Dieng, especially playing next to Karl-Anthony Towns. However, Dieng gets his fair share of rebounds, steals and an occasional blocked shot. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Patrick Beverley held to two points
    Patrick Beverley (groin) was held to two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 28 minutes vs. the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: Not only was Beverley quiet on offense, Jeff Teague also lit him up for 25 points. Beverley isn't 100 percent and the Rockets held him out of practice on Sunday as a precaution, so the Rockets may give him a maintenance day or two down the stretch since they have the third best record in the West. Beverley is still a hold in standard leagues and salvaged his poor shooting line with six rebounds, four assists and three steals before fouling out. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Ricky Rubio chips in with 11 dimes
    Ricky Rubio scored just nine points in Monday's game against the Kings but he ended up with 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Rubio doesn't have to put up huge point totals with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins more than capable of handling those duties. However, what he loses in fantasy appeal in the scoring department he more than makes up for in the assists category. He has 11 or more assists in six of his past seven outings, and he is a major contributor with 17 steals during the same stretch. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey scores 17 points
    Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples in 22 minutes vs. the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: It was his best game in a while and he took advantage of some extra touches with Paul George in foul trouble. Stuckey has been hurt for most of the season and competes for touches in a crowded wing rotation, so he can be left on the wire in standard leagues unless he does this a couple more times. He averaged 8.4 points per game in February coming into tonight's game. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins goes over 25 again
    Andrew Wiggins finished with 27 points, four rebounds and four steals over 35 minutes in Monday's 102-88 road victory against the Kings.

    Advice: Wiggins has now scored 25 or more points in nine consecutive games, longest active streak in the NBA. It is also the third-longest streak in the league this season. He also owns the longest active streak with 20 or more points, hitting the mark in 18 straight outings. He is much more than just a scorer, however, as he is working on a streak of 10 in a row with at least one steal, averaging 2.1 thefts per outings during the impressive run. Wiggins also has a 10-game streak with at least one 3-pointer. In other words, he can do it all. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Paul George struggles with foul trouble
    Paul George struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Rockets, finishing with 15 points in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He couldn't find his shot and finished 5-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, adding seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and three triples. George was ejected on Saturday vs. the Heat and has been a letdown to his fantasy owners for over a week, shooting just 32.4 percent from the field over his last five games. He gets a matchup vs. Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs on Wednesday, so bouncing back won't be easy -- The Spurs allow the second fewest fantasy points to small forwards this season. There's a reason why they call it Kawhian Island. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Thaddeus Young struggles again Monday
    Thaddeus Young struggled yet again on Monday vs. Houston, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He missed a lot of easy looks tonight and hasn't looked the same since returning from an eight-game absence due to his sprained left wrist. Young added just five rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he hasn't played more than 26 minutes in each of his last three games. He will look to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he turns things around. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 25 points in win over HOU
    Jeff Teague broke out of his slump with 25 points in Monday's 117-108 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He was averaging 13.8 points, 7.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.1 triples on 41.6 percent shooting in February prior to tonight, so this performance will be a relief for his fantasy owners. Teague shot just 5-of-13 from the field against one of the league's top perimeter defenders in Patrick Beverley, but hit 12-of-12 free throws with eight rebounds, six assists and three triples in 36 minutes. Hopefully he carries this momentum into March because he's capable of being an early-round player when he's rolling. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Okaro White plays 10 minutes in loss
    Okaro White finished with three points and a steal in 10 minutes on Monday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: White had an opportunity off the bench with Willie Reed (ankle) on the mend. However, unless Hassan Whiteside also goes down with some sort of an ailment, White's fantasy ceiling is rather limited. He is only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy leagues or as a roll of the dice as a low-cost DFS option, saving salary to allocate for studs at other positions. Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Ty Lawson starting, Tyreke Evans to bench
    Ty Lawson will start on Monday vs. the Wolves, sending Tyreke Evans back to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings shuffle their lineups quite often, so don't read too much into this. Lawson is more of a deep-league guy right now with averages of 6.0 points and 4.0 assists in his last two games, while Evans' value should be safe regardless of where he starts the game -- the Kings are thin on the wings right now and Arron Afflalo (hamstring) and Garrett Temple (hamstring) are both out Monday. Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Dwight Howard ejected on Monday vs. BOS
    Dwight Howard was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He got his second technical foul for hanging on the rim after a dunk. Howard will finish with 17 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 27 minutes. The Hawks will likely have to go small with Paul Millsap at center the rest of the night. Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • Michael Beasley suffers left knee sprain
    Michael Beasley suffered a left knee sprain on Monday vs. the Cavs and will not return.

    Advice: The Bucks initially called Jabari Parker's injury a knee sprain, so Beasley isn't out of the woods yet and will likely have additional tests. He was in obvious pain and could only put a little bit of weight on his leg as his teammates helped him back to the locker room. He finished with 11 points in nine minutes. Mirza Teletovic will get a short-term boost with Khris Middleton resting tonight. Yesterday, 5:08 pm
  • Update: Thon Maker starts over Henson
    Updating a previous report, Thon Maker started over John Henson on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Henson was listed as the official starter, but this isn't the first time the Bucks have listed the wrong starting lineup. Maker is prone to foul trouble and isn't a great fantasy option until he gets consistent minutes above 20 -- he's averaging 16.7 minutes per game as a starter. Yesterday, 4:20 pm
  • Thon Maker will come off the bench Monday
    Thon Maker will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Maker will be replaced by John Henson in the starting lineup, and it's unclear if this is just a matchup-based decision, of if Kidd will be moving with Henson in the starting lineup moving forward. Either way, Maker was only averaging 16.7 minutes per game as a starter, so his value won't change much with the move to the bench. Yesterday, 3:59 pm
  • Michael Beasley will start Monday vs. CLE
    Michael Beasley will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Cavs, with Khris Middleton (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: This was the expected move, and Beasley could be flirting with minutes in the 30s tonight. He's been scoring very efficiently lately, so he could be worth a look as a streamer, although with a tough matchup in what will likely be a down-tempo game he isn't the best DFS target. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Report: Andrew Bogut reaches buyout w/ PHI
    Andrew Bogut has reportedly reached a buyout agreement with the 76ers.

    Advice: The Cavs are rumored to be the frontrunners to land Bogut, but the Spurs, Rockets, Celtics and Jazz have also been mentioned as teams that will pursue Bogut's services. He won't have any fantasy value with any of those teams, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire just about everywhere. Yesterday, 2:19 pm
  • Report: Lakers waive Jose Calderon
    The Lakers have officially waived Jose Calderon.

    Advice: Calderon is expected to sign with Golden State once he clears waivers, so he'll transition from warming the bench in Los Angeles to collecting DNPs in Oakland. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (groin) says he will play
    Patrick Beverley (groin) said that he will play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: "It's still a little tight, but [this is] that time of the season. Your body is not going to be 100 percent," Beverley said. "Tried to be cautious with it, push through it and try to keep this thing going. I'm mentally tough. I know I'm not going to be 100 percent; I'm not going to be 90 percent. But if I feel good, I'm going to try to give it a go no matter what." Beverley appeared to be fine on Saturday vs. the Wolves with 15 points, seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes, so his fantasy owners should deploy him barring a late surprise. Yesterday, 6:51 am
  • Michael Beasley scores 17 points off bench
    Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, two steals, one block and four turnovers in 23 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Khris Middleton replaced Beasley in the starting five for Sunday's game, but Middleton will be rested on Monday, meaning Beasley has a good chance of returning to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Cleveland. However, Beasley doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a "must-own" guy in standard leagues. Sunday, 4:41 pm
  • Report: Andrew Bogut expected to join CLE
    Andrew Bogut is expected to join the Cavs once he's bought out from his contract in Philly, according to sources of Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

    Advice: Bogut would play limited minutes behind Tristan Thompson in Cleveland, so that would not be an ideal spot for him in terms of fantasy value. He can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues. Sunday, 12:17 pm
  • Patrick Beverley sits out Sunday's practice
    Patrick Beverley (groin) was withheld from competing during Sunday's practice as a precautionary measure.

    Advice: Beverley said that his groin was feeling a bit tight, but he's not expecting to miss Monday's game against the Pacers. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Monday morning's shootaround. Sunday, 11:32 am
  • Michael Beasley will come off the bench
    Michael Beasley will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Beasley scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting in his last game, but the Bucks are going to move Khris Middleton into the first unit and that move will more than likely stick. Beasley could draw another start on Monday vs. the Cavaliers if Middleton is rested on the second night of a back-to-back set, so his owners might as well stick with him for at least the next two games. Sunday, 10:53 am
  • Five teams interested in Andrew Bogut
    There are reportedly five teams interested in Andrew Bogut once he reaches a buyout agreement in Philly.

    Advice: Bogut is fully expected to join a contender and has been linked to the Cavaliers, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics and Jazz. None of these teams are great landing spots for Bogut in terms of fantasy value, so there's no real reason to stash him right now. He's likely looking at a backup center role with minutes in the teens or low 20s on most of these teams. Bogut averaged 3.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.0 block for the Mavs this season. Sunday, 6:36 am
  • Paul George returned to action on Saturday February 25. Sunday, 12:29 am
  • Jose Calderon likely headed to GSW
    The Warriors are expected to sign Jose Calderon after his buyout from the Lakers.

    Advice: The Warriors released Briante Weber today, so clearly they feel they have a great shot at Calderon. The 35-year-old guard won't see much playing time unless Stephen Curry is out of the lineup. Saturday, 10:27 pm
  • 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. Saturday, 9:35 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. Saturday, 9:21 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (groin) scores 15 points
    Patrick Beverley (groin) scored 15 points with seven assists on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Rockets ruled out Beverley about an hour before tip-off, but he changed their mind when he told them he felt good after going through a pre-game workout. Beverley certainly didn't look limited tonight, shooting 4-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with four rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes. He gets a day off to rest before Monday's matchup with the Pacers. Saturday, 8:53 pm
  • Harden scores 24, HOU finishes w/ 142 points
    James Harden led the Rockets to a 142-130 win over the Wolves on Friday night, scoring 24 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He hit 7-of-10 from the line and 5-of-11 from deep, adding 10 assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 35 minutes. The Rockets scored a season-high 142 points in the win and attempted 58 3-pointers, three shy of their franchise record -- coach Mike D'Antoni said this week that the Rockets want to attempt 50+ 3-pointers every night. There's been some talk about the Rockets reducing Harden's workload a bit, but that doesn't really matter in an offense as potent as this. He's the top player in 8-cat leagues this season. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 16 points
    Jeff Teague scored 16 points with six assists in Saturday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-16 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, adding three boards and one steal in 32 minutes. Teague has cooled off significantly this month and is shooting 41.6 percent from the field in February compared to 54.8 percent in January. The Pacers are in the playoff hunt and Teague is healthy, so it's not a bad idea to buy low before your fantasy trade deadline ends. Saturday, 8:33 pm
  • Thaddeus Young held to two points Saturday
    Thaddeus Young was held to two points on 1-of-2 shooting vs. the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: After only attempting seven shots on Friday, Young may not be completely comfortable out there -- he said after Friday's game that his wrist still feels sore. Young played 26 minutes and added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks, and while you shouldn't drop him, it's not a bad idea to bench him until he proves that he's healthy. Saturday, 8:15 pm
  • Paul George ejected on Saturday vs. Heat
    Paul George was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He picked up two technical fouls and was ejected with 8:49 left in the third quarter. George finishes the game with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes. He's in no danger of being suspended for Monday's game vs. the Rockets. Saturday, 6:37 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 11 with 14 boards
    Dwight Howard scored 11 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and one block in 29 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He still gets the boo birds in Orlando, but he's had some success against his former teams. This season, he's crushed the Lakers with 25.0 points per game, posted 22.0 points per outing against the Rockets and has double-doubled in all four games against the Magic. Howard has trended down slightly, but he's a solid double-double threat on any given night. Saturday, 6:28 pm
  • Taurean Prince scores career-high 11 points
    Taurean Prince scored a career-high 11 points with four rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The Hawks have a surplus of wings right now with DeAndre Bembry playing well and Thabo Sefolosha returning to action. This will be too much of a hot-hand approach to count on any of these guys in most leagues. Prince has been very inconsistent on the offensive end and it'll take a while before he's a contributor outside of being a glue guy. It's been a solid rookie season, though. Saturday, 6:22 pm
  • Tyreke Evans makes a start for Kings
    Tyreke Evans started against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was likely a matchup-based move for coach Dave Joerger because of Nicolas Batum. Garbage time did keep Evans' minutes down today, but he did play 16 minutes in the first half. Perhaps the Kings won't be limiting 'Reke as much as the Pelicans. The trade looks like a win for him, but he's likely going to be more of a late-round guy. Saturday, 5:22 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores four points
    Ty Lawson scored four points in 23 minutes off the bench with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Kings couldn't go small in this game because the Hornets have too much size on the wings with Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Before the game, coach Dave Joerger did talk about how he likes going smaller more often to help get more space and get Lawson in the lane. He should perform better than this most nights, but he's only a deep-league guy. Plus, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo returning would hurt him. Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein struggles vs. Hornets
    Willie Cauley-Stein was on the other end of the spectrum on Saturday night, missing all five attempts from the field and making both free throws for two points with two rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Obviously he wasn't going to score 29 like he did on Thursday night. The Hornets did a great job of keeping Cauley-Stein away from establishing low position, which is something most teams will be doing. Trill won't be a big-time scorer anyway, but at least he had the three blocks and plenty of minutes as a consolation prize. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Saturday, 5:03 pm
  • Eric Gordon will come off the bench
    Eric Gordon will come off the bench on Saturday.

    Advice: Patrick Beverley (groin) changed his mind and will start, so Gordon will be back in his normal role. He should be taking a hit in production with Lou Williams in the mix. Saturday, 5:00 pm
  • Update: Patrick Beverley will play Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Patrick Beverley (groin) will play on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Wow. He was ruled out less than an hour ago, but the Rockets changed their mind after he worked and told them that he was feeling better. Beverley will stick in the starting lineup and there's no word of any restrictions. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Saturday, 4:59 pm
  • Paul George in the starting lineup
    Paul George will start against the Heat.

    Advice: It'll be the usual group of Jeff Teague, C.J. Miles, George, Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner. George cramped up late in Friday's game, but he has said he was going to play since the post-game interviews. He should be ready to roll, assuming he had a banana and extra water. Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Thaddeus Young will start vs. Heat
    Thaddeus Young will start against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He did say there was some soreness in his wrist on Friday, but he was always expected to be a go. Get Young in your lineup. Saturday, 4:32 pm
  • Eric Gordon will start
    Eric Gordon will start against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: With Pat Beverley (groin) out and Lou Williams a very capable ball handler in the second unit, the Rockets will get their sixth man in the starting lineup. Gordon should see minutes in the mid 30s, but he actually shouldn't benefit too much here. His usage rate and efficiency take major hits next to Harden, but of course that would change if he's hot. Saturday, 4:21 pm
  • Pat Beverley out, Eric Gordon will start
    Patrick Beverley (groin) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday and Eric Gordon will get the start.

    Advice: This groin has been lingering for a good portion of this month and he also had a flare up in October. Beverley is just day-to-day, so he should be back next week. Lou Williams suddenly becomes even more valuable and should be getting close to 30 minutes. Beverley owners should still hold him in all leagues. Saturday, 4:17 pm
  • Paul George, Thad Young still expect to play
    Paul George (cramp) and Thaddeus Young (wrist) both are expected to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: This has been the story all along since George had a cramp late in the fourth quarter. Expect him to play and be heavily hydrated tonight. Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • Ty Lawson to the bench
    Ty Lawson will move to the bench on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He should still get some decent minutes as a backup point guard and maybe even some minutes next to Darren Collison. Lawson will likely lose playing time at some point once Arron Afflalo, Malachi Richardson or Garrett Temple return. Lawson isn't a great player to own beyond next week. Saturday, 1:59 pm
  • Tyreke Evans starting, Ty Lawson to bench
    Tyreke Evans will start and Ty Lawson will move to the bench against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes sense against the bigger Nicolas Batum at shooting guard. A good game from Evans could help him earn more minutes, but the Kings are not likely to extend him past 30 minutes due to his injury history. He should still be owned in standard leagues. Saturday, 1:57 pm
  • ESPN: Lakers, Jose Calderon discussing buyout
    The Lakers and Jose Calderon are exploring their buyout options, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Lakers have no reason to play Calderon as they look to play their younger guys. According to the report, the Warriors and Rockets look to be the favors to sign him assuming the buyout goes through. The Lakers will be leaning more on D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram. Saturday, 11:53 am
  • Beverley (groin) questionable for Saturday
    Patrick Beverley (left groin tightness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Beverly suffered a minor groin injury that forced him out of Houston's final game prior to the All-Star break. However, coach Mike D'Antoni said that Beverley was "fine" before Thursday's game and Beverly finished with two points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 30 minutes in that contest. Unfortunately, he may have aggravated the groin, although it's never wise to read too much into the game notes designation. If Beverly does not play, Eric Gordon and Lou Williams would see additional minutes. Saturday, 8:40 am
  • HOU wants to reduce Harden's minutes slightly
    The Rockets hope to slightly reduce James Harden's playing time over the final two months of the season.

    Advice: Harden is averaging 36.5 minutes per game this season. While that's the seventh most in the NBA, it's actually the fewest minutes Harden has averaged in his five seasons in Houston. And coach Mike D'Antoni would prefer to have that number dip even further. "We can always maybe steal a couple minutes of James if that second unit can lengthen the lead," D'Antoni said. "There's different ways we can save James a bit. Obviously, that would be huge for us." Still, fantasy owners need not worry, as Harden will continue to play at least 35 minutes a night and rack up MVP-type numbers. Saturday, 7:52 am
  • Paul George (cramp) expects to play Saturday
    Paul George battled through leg cramps on Friday night but said he expects to play Saturday vs. Miami.

    Advice: The cramps hit late in the fourth quarter and George eventually had to hobble back to the locker room before the final buzzer. "The cramps started at about the five-minute mark," said George. "It just got worse and worse as the game went on... I should be fine. I’ll drink a lot of water and drink a lot of Gatorade." PG13 finished with just nine points, nine rebounds and four assists on Friday, but should bounce back on Saturday vs. the Heat. Saturday, 7:25 am
  • Thad Young (wrist) expects to play Saturday
    Thaddeus Young said his wrist still feels sore but he does expect to play Saturday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Young returned to the lineup Friday night after missing three weeks of action. He finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes. He did admit after the game that on "some of the post-ups I was guarding kind of with my wrist behind my back." But Young still provided a boost of energy for the team as they snapped a six-game losing streak. He should be locked into fantasy lineups going forward. Saturday, 6:35 am
  • Thon Maker picks up four fouls in 14 minutes
    Thon Maker scored three points (a triple) with two rebounds vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he has a bright future, but starting him against Rudy Gobert probably wasn't the right call by coach Jason Kidd -- he had four fouls in 14 minutes. Maker has only played 20+ minutes in one out of his last five games, so he's only a stash in very deep leagues at the moment. Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Michael Beasley scores 22 points in loss
    Michael Beasley scored 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes in the loss, adding six rebounds with one turnover. Beasley looks like the primary beneficiary with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season with averages of 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games. His upside is low outside of the scoring category, but feel free to give him a look if he meshes well with your roster. Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Ricky Rubio double-doubles in win
    Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 13 points and 14 assists on Friday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He was a popular name at the deadline and there was a good chance that he was going to end up with the Knicks, but the Wolves stood pat and will likely roll with Rubio as their starting PG until a playoff spot is out of reach -- The Wolves are only three losses behind the eighth-seeded Nuggets. Rubio shot 6-of-13 from the field in 35 minutes with five rebounds and three steals, and it's also encouraging that the Wolves are utilizing more two-PG lineups with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season. Rubio's owners can breathe easy. Friday, 9:14 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. Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Paul George (cramp) will play on Saturday
    Paul George (cramp) said he will play against the Heat on Saturday night.

    Advice: He had a cramp that looked to be just above his knee and George did have to limp to the locker room in the last minute on Friday. The Pacers are going to Miami for the Saturday game, so they won't have a shootaround. For now, his fantasy owners can expect him to play for the 8:00 EST start. Friday, 7:06 pm
  • Thaddeus Young scores 10 points in return
    Thaddeus Young scored 10 points in his return to the lineup on Friday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He did not attempt a single shot deeper than six feet, which could be due to the sprain to his shooting wrist. Young isn't much of a shooter anyway, so it should not affect how he plays too much. His wrist is still sore and is expected to play on Saturday. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Friday, 6:56 pm
  • Paul George hurts leg late in 4th quarter
    Paul George limped to the locker room with less than one minute remaining in the fourth quarter on Friday.

    Advice: He had an awkward landing on his right leg and had a trainer come out to look at him while he was standing. George eventually went to the bench and had a trainer look at him while he was grimacing for about two minutes, but then limped to the locker room with about 30 seconds left. We should have an update on George in the post-game.He finished with just nine points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes. Friday, 6:21 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, C.J. Miles in starting lineup
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) and C.J. Miles are in the starting lineup against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: Young will get his first action since an ugly fall on Feb. 3. While it is to his shooting wrist, Young didn't have structural damage and the All-Star break likely helped him get close to 100 percent. Get him in your lineups. Friday, 3:41 pm
  • Michael Beasley to start again on Friday
    The Bucks will stay with the same lineup in their first game out of the All-Star break Friday vs. Utah: Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Snell, Michael Beasley, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker.

    Advice: Beasley started each of the Bucks last three contests prior to the break. He averaged 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in those three starts. He also reached double-figures in four of Milwaukee's last five games. Friday, 3:41 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, Lavoy Allen are probable
    Thaddeus Young (left wrist) and Lavoy Allen (right knee) are probable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: The Pacers should get their starting power forward back to fill around 31 minutes per game. In January, Young racked up 2.8 steals per game, adding averages of 10.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.7 treys. If he's sitting on your wire, go pick him up. Kevin Seraphin is going to lose most of his minutes. Friday, 12:32 pm
  • Pat Beverley goes on super overload
    Patrick Beverley said he enjoys playing for coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "Super, super, super, super, super cool, super dope coaching staff," Beverley said. Cool. Even with Lou Williams in the mix, Thursday was an encouraging game for Beverley with 30 minutes and he also didn't play the final three minutes due to garbage time. Fantasy owners weren't counting on Pat-Bev for scoring anyway, so he should still be viewed as a hold as a mid-round guy in standard leagues. Friday, 12:15 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (personal) out at least a week
    Andrew Bogut will not be with Sixers for at least a week while dealing with personal issues.

    Advice: There are no further details as to the nature of the issues. However, this does not preclude the Sixers from buying out Bogut's contract, which would enable him to sign with a contender. The Warriors, Cavs and Rockets are reportedly the teams that will be competing for Bogut's services. Friday, 9:05 am
  • Thaddeus Young (wrist) may return Friday
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis, but said he is "leaning" toward playing.

    Advice: Young has missed each of the Pacers last eight games after injuring his wrist in a nasty spill back on February 3rd in Brooklyn. Lavoy Allen (knee) is also listed as questionable for Friday. Kevin Seraphin would soak up extra minutes if either Young or Allen don't play. Friday, 8:27 am
  • Number of teams will pursue Andrew Bogut
    A number of title contenders will pursue Andrew Bogut once he clears waivers.

    Advice: The Sixers are expected to waive Bogut per his request, and the Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Warriors, Cavs and Rockets will all be among the teams in pursuit of Bogut once he becomes a free agent. From a fantasy standpoint, Bogut is not nearly as hot a commodity. Regardless of where he lands, Bogut will likely see limited minutes off the bench over the rest of the regular season, as his new team will do their best to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Friday, 7:42 am
  • Ty Lawson returned to action on Thursday February 23. Friday, 12:18 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scores career-high 29
    Willie Cauley-Stein played the game of his life during a 116-100 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring a career-high 29 points with 10 rebounds, one block and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: DeMarcus who? Cauley-Stein showed off some moves in the low post we haven't seen all year. Cauley-Stein was also unassisted for five of his buckets and had three makes outside of the paint, so that's some positive growth as well. He becomes the franchise big man for now and will be playing big minutes as a starter or off the bench. He should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 11:11 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 15 points in win
    Tyreke Evans played 26 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer off the bench.

    Advice: He played the three for the Kings in this game, but he handled the ball in both halfcourt and in transition. Interestingly, Evans took DeMarcus Cousins' old locker and vice versa in New Orleans. The Kings also going to Evans for 26 minutes right out of the gate is an encouraging sign for his playing time going forward. He is injury prone, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 10:59 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores eight in start
    Ty Lawson scored eight points in a start at shooting guard against the Nuggets on Thursday with four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: While he did play well, Lawson probably won't be sticking in the first unit for too long. Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans will be vying for Lawson's minutes, and Darren Collison is locked in. Lawson is more of a 14-team point guard for now. Thursday, 10:55 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores eight in start
    Kosta Koufos scored eight points with six rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's about what to expect from Koufos going forward. His upside just isn't attractive enough to own in standard leagues, but he could be a low-end deep guy for desperate owners. Thursday, 10:35 pm
  • James Harden double-doubles in blowout win
    James Harden hit just 3-of-9 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 13 points, 14 assists and three steals in 30 minutes of Thursday's 129-99 blowout win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Lou Williams went crazy in his Rockets debut with 27 points off the bench, but keep in mind the score was very lopsided and Harden's not going to stand by idly while Williams steals his shots. Sure, it's an auspicious start for the Harden in the Lou-Will era, but we're not concerned about Harden's short-term future. Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Patrick Beverley plays 30 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played through his groin injury and hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, but also had 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Beverley played just 13 minutes last Wednesday before the All-Star break, but the injury wasn't serious and he managed to return without missing a game. And despite the lack of scoring, thanks in part to Lou Williams scoring 27 in his Rockets' debut, Beverley still filled the stat sheet. Williams is going to hurt him a little, but as long as Beverley is starting for the Rockets, he should continue to offer some fantasy value. Thursday, 7:58 pm
  • Collison, Ty, B Mac, Tolliver & Kosta start
    Darren Collison, Ty Lawson, Ben McLemore, Anthony Tolliver and Kosta Koufos will start against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: No Buddy Hield and no Willie Cauley-Stein. This likely won't last for long. Thursday, 7:41 pm
  • Warriors eligible to sign Andrew Bogut
    Once Andrew Bogut becomes a free agent, the Warriors are eligible to sign him.

    Advice: The NBA's reacquisition rule only applies on the last trade, so the only team that couldn't sign him would be Dallas. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical adds the Warriors are undecided on Bogut. Regardless, he doesn't have much fantasy value. Thursday, 5:58 pm
  • Paul George not happy about deadline day
    Paul George said the trade deadline was "a dark moment of uncertainty" on Thursday.

    Advice: "You want me to be your guy here, thought I would have been in the loop a little more on [trade talks]," George said about the lack of communication. With an earlier USA Today report saying George is "hell-bent" on joining the Lakers or staying with Pacers if they are title contenders, things could get interesting this summer. Thursday, 4:36 pm
  • Thaddeus Young, Lavoy Allen are questionable
    Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) are questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: The Pacers were unable to add anyone at the deadline to help their depth at the four or on the wing. Young has been out since his injury back on Feb. 23 due to sprained shooting wrist, so it could take some time for him to get going again. If Young and Allen can't play, Kevin Seraphin should get big minutes again. Thursday, 1:35 pm
  • Wolves opt not to trade Ricky Rubio
    The Wolves opted not to trade Ricky Rubio on Thursday, despite talking to the Knicks about a possible deal involving Derrick Rose.

    Advice: "Different things are thrown around but we didn't think anything was close or made sense for us," said coach Tom Thibodeau. The Knicks reportedly wanted to get Nemanja Bjelica in addition to Rubio, but the Wolves declined and the deal fell through. It'll be business as usual for Rubio and Rose down the stretch. Thursday, 12:51 pm
  • Pacers decline trade offers for Paul George
    The Pacers have passed on trade offers for Paul George, and he will remain in Indiana after the trade deadline. Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Report: 76ers likely to buy out Andrew Bogut
    The 76ers reportedly don't expect to find a trade partner for Andrew Bogut, and will immediately begin buyout discussions.

    Advice: The Cavaliers are one of many teams that will likely pursue Bogut as a free agent. He's likely to slot into a backup role on a playoff contender, and it's hard to see his fantasy stock improving with today's movement. Thursday, 11:30 am
  • Ricky Rubio practices before trade deadline
    Ricky Rubio is practicing prior to the trade deadline on Thursday.

    Advice: There's not much information to be gleaned here, but at a minimum it doesn't sound like a Rubio trade has already been agreed upon. The Knicks have repeatedly been mentioned as suitors for Rubio, possibly in a deal involving Derrick Rose, and we won't have to wait much longer to learn his fate. Thursday, 10:53 am
  • Ty Lawson (groin) will play on Thursday
    Ty Lawson (groin) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was able to practice on Tuesday after missing the last four games before the All-Star break. Lawson isn't a great fantasy asset right now, but that could change if the Kings move Darren Collison at the deadline. Thursday, 10:22 am
  • ESPN: Wolves, Knicks still talking Rose-Rubio
    The Knicks and Timberwolves "remain engaged in trade talks" toward a deal with Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: This is pretty much a non-update here, but it's worth a mention that ESPN is following up on The Vertical's report of the Knicks and Wolves talking. For some reason, the Wolves look like they're trying to fight for the eighth spot and get some assets, as well. Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Andrew Bogut traded to Philadelphia
    Andrew Bogut has been traded to the 76ers in the Nerlens Noel deal on Thursday.

    Advice: If Philly can't flip Bogut, he is likely to be bought out by the 76ers and will be pursued by the contenders this weekend. Bogut has only played in four games since Jan. 9 and will likely be managed for the rest of the season. Expect the Cavs to try to sign him to put him behind Tristan Thompson. Thursday, 8:56 am
  • Woj: Rubio a 'significant target' for Knicks
    Ricky Rubio remains a "significant target" for the Knicks on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Woj added late on Wednesday night that at least a couple teams received a call from Minnesota about Ricky Rubio, so the Knicks could be one of them. Woj also added that the Derrick Rose rumors have lost some steam with no teams really interested in him right now. Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn could be decent stashes for PG-needy owners in competitive leagues. Thursday, 6:28 am
  • Kidd: Thon Maker will continue to start at C
    Thon Maker will continue to start at center for the Bucks, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: Milwaukee seems to be fully embracing the stretch-five idea after struggling to develop an effective center rotation with John Henson, Greg Monroe, and the recently-traded Miles Plumlee. In seven starts this season, Maker is averaging 7.3 points, 1.3 triples, 3.7 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks. Wednesday, 6:19 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will stay on minute-limit
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said that he will remain on a minute-limit with the Kings, but he's not sure if the restriction will continue until the end of the season.

    Advice: Evans said he'd play "about 27" minutes per game, after being traded to the Kings as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal. Health has been the biggest impediment to his value throughout his NBA career, and during his first season in New Orleans he carved out late-round value in just 28.1 minutes per game. He's a decent stash in the hopes that he stays healthy and the Kings opt to play him substantial minutes in a contract year. Wednesday, 5:50 pm
  • Andrew Bogut doesn't practice on Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut did not practice on Wednesday night.

    Advice: This could be due to the Mavs looking to trade away Bogut on Thursday. Bogut has an expiring deal and there haven't been too many reports of teams after him, so he is unlikely to fetch much in the trade market. He's also a buyout candidate. If Bogut isn't on the Mavs on Friday, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri would benefit. Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • Knicks like Nemanja Bjelica?
    The Knicks have liked Nemanja Bjelica for a while and inquired about his availability in Derrick Rose talks, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

    Advice: Much to the dismay of Wolves fans, the Rose talks look like they'll continue through the deadline. Coach Tom Thibodeau was going to entertain the idea of playing Bjelica at the three, but it just hasn't happened to limit his minutes. If the Knicks are selling and possibly shut players down, Bjelica could get a slight bump in value with a deal. Obviously fantasy owners can stand pat here. Wednesday, 2:55 pm
  • MDA thinks Eric Gordon wins Sixth Man of Year
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said the Lou Williams acquisition should help Eric Gordon clinch Sixth Man of the Year.

    Advice: This is a little surprising to see D'Antoni sound so confident because the numbers suggest otherwise. Nobody else in the second unit is even close to Gordon's usage, so adding a scorer like Lou Williams should affect his scoring negatively. Furthermore, Gordon has a 32.6 usage rate when he's not with James Harden compared to a 19.3 with him -- his efficiency is better too. We're expecting Gordon to drop in productivity and it doesn't help he hasn't been very healthy in 2017. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein sees opportunity for mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein understands that the departure of DeMarcus Cousins has opened a big opportunity for him to see some increased minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: While per-36 numbers are far from perfect, we can get a glimpse of what WCS is capable of by taking a peek at his per-36 minutes numbers of 16.0 points, 7.5 boards, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. He'll have every opportunity to secure the starting five-spot in Sacramento, so he's someone to consider taking a flier on if you need a big that can rack up the boards and blocks. Wednesday, 10:54 am
  • Report: Houston not looking to deal Beverley
    The Rockets are reportedly uninterested in trading away Patrick Beverley at the deadline.

    Advice: Beverley has reportedly received interest from the Cavs, Knicks and Bulls, but with Beverley also happy in Houston it would be shocking to see a trade go down. Beverley has been a top-50 guy this season, although his value could take a slight hit, as his minutes are likely to be reduced with Lou Williams now on the roster. Wednesday, 10:35 am
  • Report: Phil Jackson is a fan of Ricky Rubio
    Phil Jackson is reportedly a fan of Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: According to David Aldridge, Tom Thibodeau is "not really enamored" with Ricky Rubio right now, and he feels Derrick Rose would be an "upgrade" at the point guard position, which is a pretty fascinating take. A straight up Rose-Rubio swap would work under the cap guidelines, and with Thibs reportedly making a strong push for Rose, this is certainly a deal we could see go down on deadline day. Wednesday, 7:29 am
  • Ty Lawson (groin) goes through practice
    Ty Lawson (groin) was able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's 100 percent and will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets after a four-game absence. Darren Collison could be moved prior to the deadline, so be ready to give Lawson a look if the Kings find a trade partner. Lawson is just a stash for now. Tuesday, 6:37 pm
  • James Harden (rest) doesn't practice Tuesday
    James Harden (rest) missed his first practice of the season on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni elected to give his MVP candidate the day off, but there's absolutely no reason to believe that he'll be spending Thursday's game vs. the Pelicans on the sidelines. Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • HEAT recall Okaro White from D-League
    The Heat announced on Tuesday that they have recalled Okaro White from their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: The Heat sent White down this past weekend so he could participate in the D-League All-Star Game. White has minimal fantasy value. He has appeared in 14 games for Miami this season and is averaging 4.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.2 minutes. He can be left on waiver wires. Tuesday, 10:41 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein looking at more run?
    Willie Cauley-Stein is looking at a bump in minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and his 34.4 minutes per game are gone and the Kings didn't bring back a center in their deal with New Orleans, so WCS is a candidate for a much larger role. Coach Dave Joerger has been hesitant to use the second-year center for most of the season, but now he doesn't really have a choice. WCS has per-36 minute averages of 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, so feel free to take a flier on him if you need a big. Just keep in mind that he's a career 63.3 percent shooter from the line. Feb 20, 8:17 am
  • Tyreke Evans headed back to Sacramento
    Tyreke Evans will be traded to the Kings in the DeMarcus Cousins deal.

    Advice: The former Rookie of the Year is headed back to his old team. Evans is going to be an unrestricted free agent in July, so the Kings are clearly opening up as much cap room as they can for the upcoming offseason. As for the rest of this season, Evans may not have as much of a restriction and the Kings are now completely gutted on offense, so he's headed for a big opportunity. Of course, the injury risk won't go away. Feb 19, 8:55 pm
  • Eric Gordon earns win in the 3-Point Contest
    Eric Gordon won the 3-Point Contest on Saturday night.

    Advice: He tied Kyrie Irving in the final, but dominated in the overtime frame to pass Irving even before the final rack. Gordon actually hasn't shot the ball as well as earlier this year. In fact, he shot 44.1 percent from the field in December, 40.1 percent from there in January, and is at just 37.5 percent this month. Some of this could be due to his injury, so hopefully the time off gets him going again. Feb 18, 6:31 pm
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