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  • Monta Ellis has another terrible game
    Monta Ellis scored two points with four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's had a miserable season and maybe he's not healthy. Ellis has scored two points in three of his last five games and has seen his usage drop big time. If you want to drop Ellis for a hot free agent, we still don't blame you. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Darren Collison plays well vs. Pacers
    Darren Collison scored 11 points with two rebounds, nine assists, four steals and no turnovers in 37 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Collison only gets a 1.3 usage rate bump when he's not next to Rudy Gay (Achilles) this season. On the other hand, his efficiency falls off a cliff when he's not next to Gay, posting only a 46.1 true shooting percentage (TS%) without him and a 65.7 TS% with him. Discouraging stat aside, Collison should still be worth owning in standard leagues and should trend up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 20 pts w/ four steals
    Victor Oladipo bounced back on Wednesday with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block during a 121-100 loss in Oracle Arena on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Thunder were pummeled by the Clippers on Monday, which limited VO to 24 minutes, a fluky game that should be dismissed for evaluation purposes. The best sign for fantasy owners is that Oladipo's four steals tonight were a season high -- he has eight in his past three games, a trend that could significantly boost his overall fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Russell Westbrook gets his 21st triple-double
    Russell Westbrook picked up his 21st triple-double of the season on Wednesday with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, but he also had 10 turnovers in a lopsided loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Westbrook had his triple-double halfway through the third quarter, marking the 22nd time in his career that he's done it in three quarters or less. He made 8-of-23 FGs and 10-of-11 FTs tonight, with two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer, and continues to be a ridiculous fantasy asset on a nightly basis, especially in DFS and points leagues. Tonight's loss drops the Thunder into a virtual tie with Memphis for the No. 7 seed in the West, but they're still six games up on the No. 8 seed Nuggets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Garrett Temple drops nine points in 29 mins
    Garrett Temple played 29 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He should be getting a big bump in usage and playing time with Rudy Gay (Achilles). In the previous stretch Gay missed 10 of 11 games, Temple averaged 10.2 points, 3.4 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys on 42.4 percent from the field and 89.5 percent from the line. That was good for eighth-round value, so he is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • James Harden scores 38 points in victory
    James Harden put on an offensive clinic during a 111-92 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, scoring 38 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If you didn't see this game, you missed a great one with Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo going off. Antetokounmpo gave Harden some props after the game. "I think I can say right now he is the best player in the league," Giannis said. Harden has been surging over his last seven, averaging 34.3 points, 9.0 boards, 10.1 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.9 treys on 63.2 true shooting percentage. This game also moved him past Anthony Davis for No. 2 on the points per game leader board this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Reggie Jackson's 26 points lead DET past ATL
    Reggie Jackson drained 10-of-20 shots en route to 26 points on Wednesday, adding five boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in an easy 118-95 win vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Detroit scored 42 points in the first quarter tonight, their highest-scoring quarter of the entire season, and Jackson was the early engine of the offense. He's really found a groove in January, averaging 19.5 points, 1.8 triples, 5.4 assists and 0.9 steals, which is more in line with his numbers from last season. His owners' patience is finally paying off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Pat Beverley scores 12 points vs. Bucks
    Patrick Beverley scored 12 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's a massive stat line in standard leagues and Beverley now has multiple steals in five consecutive games. He also has at least seven rebounds in each of his last three. Despite Beverley's 6'1" frame, he ranks eighth for rebounding percentage among all guards with at least 10 starts this season. This monster game moved him to a top-45 player this season. He's been a steal in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans fills it up in just 20 minutes
    Tyreke Evans made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with five assists, four rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: New Orleans' offense ran wild tonight and Evans looked great once again -- over the past five games he's now averaging 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 92.9 percent FTs, 1.6 triples, 3.2 boards, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He said he's "getting used to [a bench role], just coming off, being aggressive," and he needs to be in your active lineups in light of his recent success. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores 18 points w/ four 3s
    Langston Galloway picked up 18 points on 5-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs on Wednesday, hitting four 3-pointers with three boards, three assists and zero turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Galloway played the entire fourth quarter of the Pelicans' blowout win, so this needs to be viewed in context. He's played 30+ minutes six times all season and isn't a safe fantasy option while guys like Jrue Holiday, Buddy Hield and Tyreke Evans are healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Jrue Holiday gets five steals in win vs Magic
    Jrue Holiday stole the ball five times vs. the Magic on Wednesday, while scoring 14 points with five assists, two rebounds and two blocks in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans have "tried something new" by going small lately, and coach Alvin Gentry noted that "it increases the pace" but makes it hard to compete on the boards. New Orleans wound up with a season-high 38 fast-break points tonight, and Holiday could have had an even bigger line if the game weren't out of hand in the fourth quarter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Terry Rozier squanders expanded role vs. NYK
    Terry Rozier squandered an opportunity on Wednesday, coming off the bench for five points on 1-of-8 shooting with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Avery Bradley (Achilles) was out tonight, so Rozier was a staple of the Celtics' second unit. He finished with a plus/minus rating of -22, however, and neither he nor his teammates showed much fight. Even while Bradley is sidelined, Rozier is little more than a DFS punt play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Marcus Smart starts, logs 32 minutes Wed
    Marcus Smart started on Wednesday and notched four points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He didn't commit any turnovers and the only caveat is that he shot 1-of-6 without any 3-pointers. Avery Bradley was out again with a sore Achilles and it's possible he'll miss more games, so Smart is a solid pickup for short-term value. In 14 starts this season, he's averaging a solid 11.4 points, 1.4 triples, 3.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.1 steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 39 pts in losing effort
    Isaiah Thomas lit up the Knicks for a game-high 39 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 12-of-25 FGs and 10-of-10 FTs with five 3-pointers, three boards and two assists.

    Advice: Thomas came in averaging 10.1 points in the fourth quarter this season, the highest mark since NBA.com began tracking the stat in 1997-98. Another stat worth remembering, especially for DFS purposes, is that Thomas came in averaging 36.5 points in games that Avery Bradley missed this season. Brad Stevens hinted that Bradley could miss more time with his sore Achilles, so Thomas' outlook this week is even better than usual. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Derrick Rose piles up 30 points & 10 rebounds
    Derrick Rose tied his season high with 30 points during Wednesday's win in Boston, hitting 13-of-24 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Rose isn't known for his efficiency but he's looked very good in New York's past five games, averaging 21.5 points on combined 45-of-83 shooting (54.2 percent). He also has zero 3-pointers in that span, and tonight's defensive stats were a rarity, but his owners aren't complaining. If you've been waiting for a sell-high moment, this is it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova plays 17 minutes
    Matthew Dellavedova scored five points with two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Bucks are playing him next to Malcolm Brogdon at times this season, but clearly the rookie has earned the lion's share of the minutes at point guard. Dellavedova isn't worth owning in most leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Allen Crabbe lousy again in loss to Hornets
    Allen Crabbe had another forgettable performance during Wednesday's road loss, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, one steal, and zero rebounds, assists or blocks.

    Advice: The Blazers had "the equivalent of a players-only meeting" on Tuesday and they came out strong tonight, building a small first-quarter lead, but they were destroyed in the second and fourth quarters. Crabbe has gone off a few times in recent weeks, but he's far too inconsistent to rely on for every-night production. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 points in a win
    John Wall scored 25 points during a 104-101 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards are clearly playing their best ball of the season, winning six of their last seven games to get them to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Wall has his fingerprints all over the recent run, averaging 20.4 points, 4.3 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 treys in those seven. He's an All-Star and the Wizards have won 13 straight at home. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Cory Joseph plays 26 minutes off bench Wed
    Cory Joseph came off the bench on Wednesday for five points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: CoJo exploded as a starter on Tuesday with 33 points, four boards and four assists, but that was the result of a perfect storm -- Kyle Lowry was resting and he was up against the Nets' terrible defense. He's barely inside the top-200 for season-long value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) ruled out for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He tried to test out his ankle, but apparently wasn't as healthy as expected. With Lawson out tonight. Garrett Temple should get some minutes as the backup point guard to go with some minutes at the two. Darren Collison is also coming off a 21-pont game and could have some success against his former team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:24 pm
  • Ty Lawson expected to play on Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) remains expected to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: This is a pretty much non-update, but it may also be the last one with how the Kings report their injuries. For now, expect Lawson to play and get minutes in the low 20s. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:14 pm
  • Marcus Smart starting w/ Avery Bradley out
    Marcus Smart will start Wednesday's game in place of Avery Bradley (Achilles).

    Advice: Bradley can't shake the injury and his absence opens things up for Smart, who is a nice plug-and-play option until the Celtics' backcourt is at full strength. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Hawks sign Gary Neal on 10-day deal
    Hawks sign G Gary Neal.

    Advice: It's only a 10-day deal for the former Spur, Wolf, Hornet, Wizard and Buck. The Hawks haven't really gotten much out of their rookie wings, so Neal may add some depth to add more scoring punch off the bench. Neal isn't worth owning almost anywhere yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:47 pm
  • Brandon Knight (wrist) questionable Thursday
    Brandon Knight (wrist) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He has missed the last two games with his wrist sprain. Knight is barely in the rotation right now. If he's out, Tyler Ulis would likely see more minutes and it's worth a mention Devin Booker played 46 minutes in regulation on Monday. Knight needs a trade to save his value, so he may not be worth owning in shallower leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 am
  • Report: 76ers will target Jrue Holiday as UFA
    The 76ers will reportedly "take a hard look" at Jrue Holiday during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: Holiday will be an unrestricted free agent when the offseason hits, and Holiday will be one of the more attractive point guards on the market, and he also makes sense in Philly's system as he could work off the ball next to Ben Simmons. We still have a long way to go until free agency, so this is just something to file away for later. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 am
  • Russell blames himself for lack of 4Q minutes
    D'Angelo Russell blamed himself for his lack of fourth-quarter minutes as of late.

    Advice: "It’s been [crappy], it’s been real [crappy] I haven’t been bringing it," Russell said of his play late in games. "I applaud coach [Luke Walton] for not putting me on the floor the times that I haven’t [been bringing it]." In the past three games, Russell has been on the floor for a grand total of three minutes and 47 seconds during the fourth quarter, although he should eventually start seeing crunch time minutes once player development (and not winning) becomes Walton's primary focus. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:32 am
  • Report: ATL to sign Gary Neal to 10-day deal
    The Hawks will reportedly sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Neal is familiar with Mike Budenholzer, as Budenholzer was an assistant coach in San Antonio during his time there, although we're not expecting much from him in Atlanta. He'll be competing for playing time with the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr., Mike Dunleavy and Kent Bazemore, so he's not a great add in most settings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:41 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay plays well again on Tuesday
    Emmanuel Mudiay hit 5-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, six assists and two steals in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have now won three straight games and Mudiay is playing well again, averaging 16 points, 2.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 2.0 steals on 11-of-19 shooting over his last two games. He was pretty bad prior to this two-game explosion, but it's time to make sure he's not sitting your league's waiver wire right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scores 19 points
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to play with a right ankle sprain, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the way he was moving tonight. Clarkson added three assists, two steals and two triples in 36 minutes, and he saw a massive workload because he sparked a comeback attempt along with Ivica Zubac. Clarkson has been a headache to own this season in a crowded backcourt, but he's hot again with averages of 17.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.3 3-pointers over his last four games. He should be more involved going forward with the Lakers sliding in the standings. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Cory Joseph scores career-high 33 points
    Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 points in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: Starting in place of the resting Kyle Lowry, Joseph shattered his previous career high of 20 points set back in 2014. He hit 15-of-22 shots from the field with four rebounds, four assists and one triple in 37 minutes, as the Nets' young backcourt had no answer for him. Lowry is expected to return on Wednesday vs. the 76ers, but remember this performance from CoJo the next time Lowry gets a night off. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:30 pm
  • James Harden struggles for 13th triple-double
    James Harden hit just 12-of-30 shots, 4-of-15 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws for 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 13th triple-double of the season in Tuesday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: As much as Kevin Durant is constantly a model of efficiency, Harden tends to drift to the opposite side of the scale, and his six turnovers didn't help matters. But regardless of how poorly he's shooting the ball, he makes up for the poor FG percentage and TOs with a ton of points, boards, assists and a high volume free throw percentage. He also had two steals, but he would have traded the trip-dub for a win over an inferior team tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Clarkson, Black set to play for Lakers
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are both available to play for the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: This really isn't news, as we had this earlier in the day, but it looks like both players are officially a go for tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:54 pm
  • Cory Joseph starting for Lowry (rest)
    Cory Joseph is starting in place of Kyle Lowry (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Lowry is getting the night off to rest some bumps and bruises, so Joseph could eclipse the 30-minute mark tonight and looks like a strong punt in DFS. DeMar DeRozan should also be a popular play, as his usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:21 pm
  • Clarkson, Black expected to play on Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Both guys were active at shootaround, and this ankle injury for Clarkson seemingly came out of nowhere (he hasn't missed any games because of it), so owners can go ahead and get him on the active roster. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:22 am
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lawson twisted his left ankle in the second half of the Sunday's game vs. OKC and was unable to return. However, it appears that the injury is minor and that Lawson "isn't expecting to miss" the Kings next game, which is Wednesday vs. Indiana. Stay tuned for a formal update from the team regarding his status. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
  • Russell Westbrook scores 24 points in loss
    Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 7-of-19 shooting with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, two triples and four turnovers in Monday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: It's amazing that a line like this can actually be called an off night, but that's how good Westy has been this season. He's still averaging a triple-double on the year, so his owners have nothing to complain about. He gets a matchup with Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Wednesday, but he struggled in their first meeting with 20 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He will still be a recommended DFS target for obvious reasons. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:35 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores two points off bench
    Marcus Smart hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: With Avery Bradley back from his achilles injury, Smart took a hit by returning to the bench. He still filled the stat sheet and is still a player worth owning in most 12-team leagues, although he's not going to be quite as fun to own as he was when Bradley was in street clothes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:33 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 35 in win over Hornets
    Isaiah Thomas hit 14-of-25 shots and seven 3-pointers for 35 points, five rebounds and four assists in Monday's 108-98 win over the Hornets.

    Advice: That makes 25 straight games with at least 20 points for IT2 and he'd have a perfect season going in that regard if not for an 18-point game back on Nov. 18. Think about that for a minute. The No. 60 pick in the 2011 draft has at least 18 points in all 37 of his games this season. He also scored 17 points in the fourth quarter today and is leading the league with 10.1 fourth-quarter points per game this season. Beast. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:18 pm
  • Update: Brandon Knight (wrist) out Monday
    Updating a previous report, Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: A previous report indicated that he will be "available," but the Suns will hold him out for the second straight game. Knight wasn't even updated on Saturday vs. the Spurs and showed up in the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist," so it's not clear when he will return to action. He's just a stash in the hope that he's traded before the deadline. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:24 pm
  • Mudiay dishes out a career-high 13 assists
    Emmanuel Mudiay handed out a career-high 13 assists to go along with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two steals in Monday's 125-112 victory over Orlando.

    Advice: Mudiay came into this contest struggling. He was shooting 28.9 percent from the floor, 15 percent from downtown and 50 percent on FT's over Denver's previous five games. However, he snapped out of that slump on Monday, as he was 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the stripe. It was the first time he's played more than 36 minutes since Nov. 18, due in part to Gary Harris (ankle) only playing three minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:55 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 11 w/ six assists
    Jrue Holiday scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples vs. the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: Holiday only played 26 minutes because E'Twaun Moore had the hot hand off the bench Monday. His minutes are down in January and he's coming off a one-point dud in his previous outing vs. the Bulls, but this has opened up a nice buy-low opportunity for savvy fantasy owners. Holiday has early-round upside and was a monster after the All-Star break last season, so hopefully he can find his form soon. Moore is not a long-term threat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:53 pm
  • Brandon Knight (wrist) available to play
    Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will be available to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Available to play doesn't always mean will play, so Knight is a dubious fantasy target in most settings tonight. Over the past month, Knight has only been averaging 18.1 minutes a game, ranking well outside the top-150, so he can only be viewed as a stash with hopes he'll get traded to a better situation. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

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

    Advice: Avery Bradley (Achilles) is back following a four-game stint on the sidelines, so Smart will head back to the bench and his value will take a hit. As a reserve this season, Smart owns averages of 9.3 points, 4.3 dimes, 1.0 steal, 1.2 triples and 1.9 turnovers per contest on 34.8 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:19 pm
  • John Wall scores 24 points in a win
    John Wall scored 24 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: The wrist and pinkie injuries sure don't seem to be bothering him. Wall continues to talk about tweaking his shot due to his right pinkie, but he's taking jumpers with confidence and still blowing by people on drives. The Wizards were incredible in the first half with a 71 true shooting percentage to get them to 75 points and basically put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Wall's surgeon for the procedures on his knees probably needs a raise. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:46 pm
  • Allen Crabbe moves to the bench
    Allen Crabbe scored five points with three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He will continue to come off the bench as the combo wing for the Blazers. Crabbe has value in deeper leagues and would gain even more value if anything happened to the starting perimeter players. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:57 pm
  • Clarkson, Black questionable for Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 18 points vs. ATL
    Derrick Rose scored 18 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and six turnovers in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He had a chance to win the game on the last possession, but he couldn't get a layup to fall with Paul Millsap getting a block at the rim against him. Although, he may have been fouled and it wasn't called. The Knicks clearly won't be penalizing Rose on the court for his no-call, no-show move last week with his minutes also on par with 31.8 per game since then. He'll be a low-end guy in standard leagues, but he is trending up slightly. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:48 pm
  • Allen Crabbe will return to the bench Monday
    Allen Crabbe will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Moe Harkless (calf) is back in the starting lineup, so Crabbe's run as a starter has concluded. That being said, Crabbe has actually been better as a reserve this season, so the demotion to the second unit shouldn't have a significant impact on his value. Still, he's only worth owning as a deep league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:58 am
  • D'Angelo Russell recovers, scores 20 points
    D'Angelo Russell bounced back on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Russell's playing time was actually down tonight, tying his lowest mark since Dec. 27, but it was nice to see him knocking down some shots -- in his previous three games, he averaged just 7.7 points on 9-of-34 shooting (26.5 percent). He has terrific breakout potential, and his recent shooting slump presented an ideal buy-low situation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:11 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 23 points in win
    Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-14 shots for 23 points with two assists, one rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This marked the first time he has a 20-point game since Nov. 30. However, Oladipo is having a nice month, averaging 34.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys per game in January. He's becoming more consistent as the season progresses, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:02 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles vs. Kings
    Russell Westbrook scored 36 points, with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in Sunday’s 122-118 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: He shot the ball well today, hitting 11-of-21 field goals and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, while recording his 20th triple-double of the season. He does have a tendency to turn the ball over a lot, but makes up for it by stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis. He remains the league’s leader with a 41.1 percent usage rate. The Thunder are 16-4 whenever Westbrook has triple-doubled this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:52 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 21 points in loss
    Darren Collison scored 21 points with two assists, two steals, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes in Sunday’s 118-122 loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: This was his third 20-point game of the month. He is averaging 29.3 minutes, 16.1 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game in January. Ty Lawson (ankle) left tonight’s game after suffering an ankle injury. The Kings next game is on Wednesday, so Lawson has plenty of time to rest, but if he misses any time, Collison would see an increased role and handle the majority of the PG duties. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:53 pm
  • Ty Lawson exits Sunday's game vs. OKC
    Ty Lawson (ankle) twisted his left ankle and will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Lawson played 20 minutes and scored four points with four assists, one rebound and one steal before leaving the game. If he misses any time, Darren Collison and Garrett Temple will get a boost. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:22 pm
  • Patrick Beverley posts all-around gem vs Nets
    Patrick Beverley got back on track during Sunday's game in Brooklyn, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Beverley played just 27 minutes in the blowout road win, and it was great to see his shot falling -- he averaged only 5.0 points on 25.0 percent shooting in his previous four games. In spite of the recent slump, Bev has been a terrific fantasy asset with career-high averages in boards (6.1), assists (4.4) and steals (1.5), to go along with 8.9 points and 1.6 threes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:10 pm
  • James Harden gets 12th triple-double Sunday
    James Harden posted another triple-double on Sunday, his 12th of the season, with 22 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, four 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets scored 74 points in the first half, matching a season-high, and they finished with 137 points in a high-scoring rout in Brooklyn. Harden trails Russell Westbrook's 19 triple-doubles, but he leads the league with 35 double-doubles. Any way you slice it, he's been amazing in both reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:08 pm
  • Derrick Rose hits 6-of-12 shots for 16 points
    Derrick Rose scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much your prototypical Rose-line with double-digit scoring and not much else. Rose's assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.83 is one of the worst in the league amongst starting point guards, and his lackluster contributions in assists (4.4), steals (0.7) and triples (0.3) has him sitting on a late-round evaluation on the year. He's a much more attractive guy to own in points formats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:00 pm
  • Brandon Knight (wrist) didn't play
    Brandon Knight showed up on the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist" on Saturday.

    Advice: As far as we can tell, there was nothing on Knight before or after the game on Knight's status from the team or the people covering the team right now. Knight was out for the same ailment back on Jan. 3, so take that for what it's worth. Obviously Knight won't be playing much with the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, so he will need a trade or an injury to the starters to have value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:42 am
  • Walton wants Russell to keep shooting
    Lakers coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to keep being aggressive despite his recent shooting slump.

    Advice: "If it’s a good shot and if his defender is under him, I want him shooting those 3s," Walton said. "I want him being aggressive. I’d rather him err on being the side of being too aggressive than too cautious at this point. He knows that." Russell has been held to single-digit points in each of his last three games on a combined 9-of-34 shooting, but Walton is confident that the PG will turn things around. Russell is a nice buy-low player and will look to get back on track vs. the Pistons on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 am
  • John Wall scores 25 points in win vs. Philly
    John Wall (wrist, pinkie) looked great in a 109-93 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 25 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Before the game, he said his hand injuries were affecting his shooting "big time" and he also was trying to figure out how to get the tape on his right pinkie to not affect him on the release either. Yeah, it didn't seem to bother him at all with a flurry of three treys in just a few minutes during the third quarter. Wall looks like he's good to go and should definitely be on the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
  • Gary Neal works out for Atlanta
    The Hawks worked out Gary Neal and are "strongly leaning" to sign him on a 10-day deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Hawks didn't get anything out of their rookies on Friday, so maybe that's the motivation here. Fantasy owners can wait on adding Neal in almost all cases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:20 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 14 points
    Tyreke Evans made 6-of-15 from the field 14 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Bad shooting line aside, Evans really does look great. He's run the offense for most of his minutes while he's out there and he's playing three positions in the process. There's a massive injury risk on Evans going forward, but his owners can start using him as a must-start player when active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:18 pm
  • Jrue Holiday struggles vs. Bulls
    Jrue Holiday missed all seven attempts from the field against the Bulls on Saturday, adding one point, three rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It was a bad day for Holiday for obvious reasons. He did also tweak his foot or ankle, but he didn't need to miss time. Another negative is that Tyreke Evans was really in control of the offense and had a better feel for where the weak spots of the defense were. To be clear, there's no need to worry about Holiday, but there could be an adjustment period playing with Evans. He should flirt with early-round value once he gets it going. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell puts up a dud against CP3
    D'Angelo Russell made 1-of-7 from the field for five points with six rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes during a blowout 113-97 loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not fun to go against Chris Paul. Russell may have ice in his veins, but he also has ice on his jumper, making only 1-of-11 from deep in his last three. The Lakers could keep an eye on his knee injury and he did jam his finger in practice on Wednesday, so maybe that's part of it. We still like him as a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 points vs. LAC
    Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points with four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: After a rough three-game streak with 22 points combined before Thursday, that's two solid games for Clarkson with this one and a 14-point game on Thursday in a bad loss to the Spurs. His minutes still aren't where they need to be and he's still only turned in 12th-round value in his last 10, but this recent uptick is encouraging. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:06 pm
  • John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

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

    Advice: Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed pinky finger on his right hand. Game notes are not overly reliable, so take this news with a grain of salt. However, it is encouraging that it appears Wall avoided any significant injury. Assuming he plays, it will be interesting to see if either injury impacts his shooting/production. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:28 am
  • Jackson: 'It's been a season from hell'
    Reggie Jackson voiced his frustration regarding the Pistons poor defense after getting blown out by the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: "It has to be fixed -- or it's going to be a long (expletive) season," Jackson said. "It's been a season from hell so far. So it's going to be a long-(expletive) season if we don't find a way to fix it." Over the last 15 games, the Pistons possess the second-worst defensive rating in the NBA while allowing 111.0 points per game. Coach Stan Van Gundy has tried to tweak the lineup but hasn't found the right recipe. Jackson has struggled himself but his minutes will likely stay consistently high. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:33 am
  • Ty Lawson scores 17 points vs. Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are really starting to ditch the two-PG lineups, which is going to hurt Lawson and Darren Collison, who scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers. Lawson is trending back down and is only a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:53 pm
  • James Harden scores 27 points in loss
    James Harden scored 27 points in a 110-105 home loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Mike D'Antoni was a little late on putting Harden back in during this game, which may have been a factor in the loss. The Rockets are now on their first losing streak of the season, but you can bet they'll be snapping out of it in Brooklyn on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Pat Beverley has a light scoring game
    Patrick Beverley scored six points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is still playing through some wrist soreness, which may explain why he missed all three shots from deep. Beverley was still putting up mid-round value before this wrist issue, so his owners should exercise some patience. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores seven points in start
    Allen Crabbe started in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic and scored seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with three boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in 33 minutes.

    Advice: When he starts he has to compete for touches with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, so it's not a huge surprise that he averages more points per game (11.0) as a reserve than when he starts (10.1). Harkless is day-to-day, so leave Crabbe on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:17 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 28 points vs. Hawks
    Isaiah Thomas ended the Hawks' seven-game winning streak during a 103-101 thriller on Friday, adding four rebounds, nine assists and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He hit a game-winning fadeaway with two seconds left to give the Celtics a huge road win. Thomas has been the NBA's best scorer in the fourth quarter this season, averaging 9.9 points in that frame on the year. He also really wanted this one based on his post-game comments. "[Kent] Bazemore had that look in his eyes like he was going to get a stop. I had other plans," he said. IT has first-round value in standard leagues and needs to make the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:11 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores nine in win
    Marcus Smart scored nine points on 2-of-13 from the field against the Hawks on Friday, adding two rebounds, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, that two-game stretch with 19.0 points per game on Saturday and Tuesday seems like a distant memory. Smart has made just 5-of-25 (20 percent) from the field in his last two and Avery Bradley (Achilles) could be back for Monday, so expect Smart's minutes to drop closer to 30 again. He's worth a look if you're punting field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:55 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops 19th triple-double
    Russell Westbrook dropped his 19th triple-double of the season during a 96-86 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was actually a brutal game for him, making just 7-of-23 from the field and turning it over 10 times to give him the bad quad-double. Westbrook was asked about turning in his 19th triple-double to set a record for the most in a season since the merger. "It don't mean [expletive]. We lost," Westbrook said. For what it's worth, the Thunder are 15-4 when Westy drops a triple-double this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 points vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: We're still waiting for him to add the other stats to go with some scoring, but he's trending up. In his previous January games, Oladipo averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 treys on 44.2 percent from the field. There's still a chance to buy low. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:46 pm
  • Cory Joseph makes all seven from field
    Cory Joseph made all seven shots from the field for 16 points against the Nets on Friday with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He was limping in the first half after stepping on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's foot, but he didn't need to miss time after the trainers looked at him briefly. His 7-of-7 shooting line marked his highest total in a game with 100 percent from the field, topping his 6-of-6 from Apr. 8, 2016. Joseph won't have too much value while Kyle Lowry is playing so many minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:06 pm
  • Allen Crabbe will start for Harkless (calf)
    Allen Crabbe will start in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Barring a surprise, Harkless is likely day-to-day so there's no real need to add in Crabbe in standard leagues. In five previous starts this season, Crabbe averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • John Wall changing his shooting motion?
    John Wall spent the end of practice taking free throws to keep his right pinkie away from his shooting motion.

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

    Advice: Wall's left wrist is sore and swolle, but an MRI on his pinky finger came back negative for breaks or tears. And although he did not practice with the Wiz, Wall was at the facility, shooting around on the side. Coach Scott Brooks told reporters that there is a "possibility" that Wall will play on Saturday vs. the Sixers. Tomas Satoransky (illness) is questionable for Saturday. Trey Burke would see major minutes if both Wall and Satoransky were sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:43 am
  • Derrick Rose scores 17 points in win vs. CHI
    Derrick Rose scored 17 points with three assists and four rebounds in 34 minutes on Thursday night against the Bulls.

    Advice: Rose played well against his former team and has scored 42 points in the last two game since returning from an unexcused absence to attend a family matter. It appears that things are back to normal for the Knicks’ backcourt and Rose can be deployed as per usual. New York’s next game is on Sunday against the Raptors, who are giving up the sixth most points per game and the highest field goal percentage to opposing point guards. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
  • Tyreke Evans busts out with 29 points vs. BK
    Tyreke Evans turned in his best game since his knee surgery in a 104-95 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a season-high 28 minutes, made all seven from the line and hit 10-of-15 from the field. After the game, Evans talked about all his work he's put in to recover from knee surgery. "I'm still trying to strengthen my knee up. It shows the hard work I'm putting in," Evans said. The minutes limit should still be there, but Evans' fantasy owners have to love this. HIs 29 points are the most scored by a Pelican not named Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 21 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was in a brutal slump before this one. In his previous seven games, Holiday made just 38.7 percent from the field with averages of 11.6 points, 3.3 boards, 8.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 treys. It definitely helped to get the Nets today and there were more shots to go around with Anthony Davis (hip) out. This game could get Jrue going again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores one point
    Langston Galloway scored one point with four rebounds and one turnover in 17 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bad, bad game. He had one of the worst inbounds passes of the season and also missed all six shots from the field. With Tyreke Evans looking good, Galloway should be trending down. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Reggie Jackson is starting vs. GSW
    Reggie Jackson will start against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: On Tuesday, he had a dehydration issue for the second time in the last 12 months, so hopefully the Pistons do a better job in that department. He should be ready to go and will likely be asked to score a ton tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:06 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores 12 points off bench
    Monta Ellis scored 12 points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's still wearing his mask and it doesn't seem to be affecting his confidence. Ellis saw a lot of run in garbage time today, which is a great sign of his minutes limit going away. Techincally, he doesn't have a limit, but Ellis played just 19.5 minutes per game over his previous four. He's had a bad season, so he's got some work to do to have value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:22 pm
  • Brooks says Wall's injuries could linger
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said John Wall's injuries could linger for the next couple weeks.

    Advice: "It’s going to affect him a little bit in the next couple of weeks, but he’s tough," Brooks said. "He’s not gong to complain about it. That’s what I love about him. I love that competitive spirit." Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed right pinky, and while X-rays were negative, he could have an MRI on both Thursday. Hopefully we'll have an update later in the day, but Wall's status for Saturday's game vs. Philly is up in the air. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:01 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 24 points in win vs. CLE
    Allen Crabbe was on fire early in a win over the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Even off the bench, he was the first player in double-digit scoring. Crabbe has been loving the Moda Center with 30 points in his last game there on Sunday. He's also been way more efficient at home all season, posting a 65.7 true shooting percentage (TS%) at home compared to a 56.2 TS% on the road. Keep that in mind if you're looking to use Crabbe as a punt in DFS. He's more of a 16-team guy in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops 18th triple-double
    Russell Westbrook turned in his 18th triple-double on the season during a 103-95 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with 13 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies actually defended him well in this game with Westbrook only making 6-of-19 from the field. That's not too surprising after they help him assists-less in their last game -- he was also ejected in the second half. This was also the first time he's had a triple-double against the Grizzlies in a regular season game -- the Grizzlies have 10 as a franchise and Westy has three playoff triple-doubles in his career. Westbrook should have a field day against the Wolves on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • James Harden's 33/12/6 not enough vs. MIN
    James Harden racked up 33 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in a losing effort vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, making 10-of-23 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws.

    Advice: Harden has been ridiculous lately with five triple-doubles in his last seven games, and tonight was no exception -- in addition to the points, boards and assists, he added two blocks, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers. Incredibly, this was Houston's first loss in the second of back-to-back games all season, dropping them to 9-1 in such situations. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) scoreless in 34 mins
    Patrick Beverley had four assists, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, but he also failed to score while missing all five of his shot attempts.

    Advice: Bev has been dealing with a wrist injury since late December, and he's repeatedly emphasized how much it hurts, but he continues to tough it out. He's a gladiator and we're leaving him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • John Wall (wrist, finger) may have MRI Thurs
    X-rays were negative on John Wall's left wrist and right pinkie finger, but he might have an MRI on Thursday.

    Advice: Wall came into Wednesday's game with both injuries preexisting. He played 39 minutes but finished just 4-of-21 from the field for a season-low nine points. The Wizards don't play until Saturday, which is fortunate, and we're considering him day-to-day until the test results are announced. If he does miss any games, both Trey Burke and Tomas Satoransky would be leaned on at PG, with Bradley Beal also doing more ball-handling. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 38 pts w/ 20 in fourth Q
    Isaiah Thomas exploded for 20 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, finishing a win vs. the Wizards with a game-high 38 points, six rebounds, five assists and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: Thomas leads the league in fourth-quarter scoring, partly because the Celtics don't have many players who can create their own shot, and that was especially true with Avery Bradley (Achilles) out tonight. He made 14-of-29 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in 38 minutes and simply been amazing in recent weeks, ranking second only to Giannis Antetokounmpo for 9-cat value since mid-December. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Terry Rozier earns praise from Brad Stevens
    Terry Rozier gave the Celtics a lift in 25 bench minutes on Wednesday, scoring 11 points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: "I thought Terry Rozier was great," Brad Stevens said after the game. "Terry made a huge difference tonight." He saw extra opportunities with Avery Bradley and Jaylen Brown both injured tonight, and we'll let you know if he plays consistently well enough to deserve a pickup. It's doubtful. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • John Wall needs X-rays on swollen left wrist
    John Wall will have X-rays on his "badly swollen" left wrist after Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Wall played 39 minutes on Wednesday, posting 10 assists, seven rebounds, three steals and one block, but he also shot 4-of-21 from the field for a season-low nine points. He also has a right pinky finger injury and both ailments were pre-existing before tonight's game. Fantasy owners should simply sit tight until the test results are disclosed. The Wizards are off until Saturday, fortunately, but if Wall misses any games both Trey Burke and Tomas Satoransky would be leaned on at PG, with Bradley Beal also doing more ball-handling. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Derrick Rose returns, scores 25 pts in defeat
    Derrick Rose (personal) started Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers, finishing a brutal road loss with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting, four assists, two rebounds, one steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The strange saga of Rose's unexcused absence from Monday's game ended with a "hefty" fine but no suspension, and it clearly didn't distract him from his on-court duties tonight. He played some minutes alongside Brandon Jennings, while Ron Baker picked up a DNP-CD, so for now order has been restored in the Knicks' backcourt. Get Rose back in your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Reggie Jackson practices on Wednesday
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) practiced on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should be all set for Thursday night against the big game at Golden State on Thursday. Jackson played a whopping 47 minutes against the Blazers on Sunday and played 31 minutes on Tuesday before his dehydration. He looks like he's trending up. It's worth a mention he had a dehydration issue back in February, so someone needs to get him some water and/or electrolytes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:45 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell jams finger, is fine
    D'Angelo Russell jammed his finger in practice on Wednesday and is fine for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: There's no reason to be alarmed here. Russell is coming off a bad game with just nine points on Tuesday, but he's been trending up before that. Even in a sub-par matchup, he could have a great game on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:17 pm
  • Reggie Jackson treated for dehydration
    Reggie Jackson was treated for dehydration following Detroit's 100-94 loss to Sacramento on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jackson has dealt with hydration issues in the past, but it's never been something that has forced him to the sidelines, so he should be just fine for Thursday's game in Oakland. After a slow start to the year, Jackson has been rolling over the past seven games, posting top-50 value behind averages of 21.9 points, 6.7 assists, 2.0 triples and 2.4 turnovers per game on 48.0 percent shooting. This is probably his peak, so owners may want to pursue some sell-high opportunities. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
  • Derrick Rose (personal) will start Wednesday
    Jeff Hornacek confirmed that Derrick Rose (personal) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Rose had an unexcused absence on Monday as he abruptly left the team to be with his family, and he was reportedly in such a bad mental state on Monday that he briefly considered stepping away from the game for an extended period to "clear his mind." He will, however, be back in the starting lineup on Wednesday, which will send Brandon Jennings back to the bench. Hopefully Rose can move past whatever issue he was dealing with. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:18 am
  • D’Angelo Russell scores nine on 4-of-14 shots
    D’Angelo Russell was held to nine points on 4-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Despite the rough shooting performance, coach Luke Walton praised him after the game for contributing in other areas -- Russell added eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes. Russell has been playing much better and was averaging 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 triples in his previous five games in January, but tonight's dud may have opened up a buy-low window again. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles in win
    James Harden kept it going on Tuesday with 40 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 121-114 win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He hit 11-of-24 shots and 11-of-14 free throws, and only had four turnovers tonight. Harden now has 11 triple-doubles on the season, has triple-doubled in back-to-back games, and has also done so in three of his last five games. Over that stretch, he's averaging a staggering 28.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 3.0 3-pointers and is shooting 39 percent. He's also averaging 6.4 turnovers, but as long as the triple-doubles and massive stat lines are coming, owners will just have to live with some poor shooting and a ton of TOs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • Marcus Smart starts for Bradley, scores 16
    Marcus Smart started in place of Avery Bradley (achilles) and hit 6-of-11 shots, a 3-pointer and 3-of-3 free throws for 16 points, four rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block in 38 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Smart has been on fire lately, scoring 16, 22 and 14 points in each of his last three games, totaling 11 rebounds, 19 assists, seven steals, four blocks and eight 3-pointers over that stretch. Bradley could be back on Wednesday night, but Smart is playing well right now and is worth owning again. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:10 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 27 in loss to Raptors
    Isaiah Thomas hit 8-of-19 shots, three 3-pointers and 8-of-9 free throws for 27 points and seven assists in Tuesday's 114-106 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: Thomas has had better games this season, but was still solid tonight. Avery Bradley was out with an achilles injury, but it sounds like he might play on Wednesday. That should give Thomas more assist opportunities and the Celtics some more firepower. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Hornacek says Rose will start on Wednesday
    Jeff Hornacek said that if Derrick Rose is in "the right mental state," then he will start Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Rose abruptly left the team for what is being called a "family issue," but he did not inform anyone on the Knicks staff that he would not be with the team for Monday night's game, and also failed to pickup a phone call because he needed his "space." The Knicks have fined him, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Wednesday night, which will queue Brandon Jennings' return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:41 am
  • Derrick Rose is expected to play Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (personal) has been fined by the team, but has not been suspended and is expected to play Wednesday vs. Philadelphia.

    Advice: The Knicks PR announcement stated that Rose "will be in uniform" on Wednesday, so it's possible coach Jeff Hornacek could still choose not to play him. We will update the situation once we have more info, as we await to hear from Rose and Hornacek following Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:38 am
  • D Rose 'ok' but his future in NY is uncertain
    Knicks officials eventually heard from Derrick Rose on Monday night, but it wasn't until after the team's loss to New Orleans.

    Advice: The Knicks are trying to determine what course of action they should take with Rose now that they have learned he is okay. A suspension seems like a very real possibility at this point. It is being reported that Rose may request a trade or a buyout. This situation is obviously still developing, as we have not yet heard Rose's side of the story. From a fantasy perspective, it makes sense to grab Brandon Jennings, who will start any games that Rose misses. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:10 am
  • Russell Westbrook scores 21 w/ 14 assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 14 assists, nine rebounds, one steal, one triple and three turnovers against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Westbrook's 3-point attempts are way up and he attempted a whopping 49 triples in his last four games, hitting them at a 38.7 percent clip. He was just 1-of-7 from deep tonight, but Thunder coach Billy Donovan doesn't seem to mind. "When he gets a couple in a row, I think you have to let him maybe take a couple more that may look highly contested or difficult, because he can make them." Westbrook will look to get some revenge against Memphis on Wednesday after he was ejected in their previous meeting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Hornacek won't comment on Rose situation
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek would not reveal after Monday's game vs. the Pelicans if Derrick Rose has contacted the team.

    Advice: "Right now we don’t have information to give you anything," Hornacek said. "That’s just going to have to wait until we hear from Derrick himself." Team officials, Rose's teammates and his close associates don't know why Rose failed to show up to Monday's game, and Brandon Jennings simply said that he hopes Rose is OK. It sounds like we won't know more about this until Tuesday at the earliest, but it makes sense to pick up Jennings in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 pm
  • Tyreke Evans plays season-high 21 minutes
    Tyreke Evans played a season-high 21 minutes in Monday's 110-96 win over the Knicks, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 20 or more minutes and it's worth noting that coach Alvin Gentry has said that he will keep bumping him up a couple more minutes each week. He added four assists, two rebounds and two triples with three turnovers, and now he gets a couple days off to rest before Thursday's dream matchup with the Nets. His owners will have to be patient for a little while and the restrictions are annoying, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:55 pm
  • Clarkson fined $15k for Friday altercation
    Jordan Clarkson has been fined $15k by the NBA for "throwing a forearm above the shoulders" to Goran Dragic during Friday's game.

    Advice: Clarkson was promptly ejected from that game, but luckily for his owners, he'll only be facing a fine and not a suspension. Clarkson has been a bit of a disappointment this season, with just late-round value on the year, but an injury or trade to one of the guys in Los Angeles' backcourt could turn his season around. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 29 minutes off bench
    Jordan Clarkson played 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with nine points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson was in danger of a suspension for his dust-up with Goran Dragic on Friday, but he was fortunate enough to avoid further punishment from the league. He's also dealing with a right elbow contusion and bursitis, though neither injury is serious enough to include him on Rotoworld's injury report. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • D’Angelo Russell has 17/8/7 with three steals
    D’Angelo Russell finished Sunday's home win with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Russell was listed as 'probable' tonight due to a sore left knee. His status was never truly in doubt, but we'll monitor him as a precaution since it's the same knee that required a platelet-rich plasma injection in late November. He tied his season-high in boards tonight, while falling one short in assists, and owners shouldn't hesitate to deploy him in L.A.'s upcoming four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:41 pm
  • Allen Crabbe pours in career-high 30 points
    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 30 points on Sunday, making 12-of-15 shots with a 5-of-5 mark from downtown in a heartbreaking home loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Crabbe added one rebound, one assist and one steal in a season-high 43 minutes off the bench. He's scored double-digit points in six straight games, one shy of his career high, but hasn't offered much fantasy value beyond efficient scoring and 3-pointers. Feel free to deploy him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:33 pm
  • Garrett Temple plays 42 minutes as starter
    Garrett Temple had 14 points, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes as a starter vs. Golden State on Sunday.

    Advice: Temple is averaging 32.5 minutes in his past five games, but he's done nothing to warrant fantasy ownership. He should be viewed with skepticism even if he does continue to start alongside Darren Collison (14 points in 30 minutes). Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:55 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 15 points in loss to GSW
    Ty Lawson finished Sunday's home loss with 15 points, three assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Lawson came off the bench tonight and he continues to bounce around the rotation depending upon matchups and the whims of coach Dave Joerger. The good news is that he made 4-of-8 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs tonight, so it wasn't that bad of a return for his owners. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:55 pm
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