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  • Jamal Crawford scores a season-high 22 points
    Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 22 points against the Pelicans on Saturday with two assists, one steal and one 3 -pointer.

    Advice: It matches Austin Rivers' 22 points from Nov. 23 for the most points by a Clipper bench player this season. Crawford can get hot in a hurry and getting more shots because of Blake Griffin (knee) being out helped. He is what he is and doesn't have much value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Shelvin Mack scores six points off the bench
    Shelvin Mack scored six points with five assists, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He was expected to start tonight, but coach Quin Snyder moved Joe Ingles into the starting five instead. Mack hit only 3-of-8 shots from the field, but still saw 28 minutes of action. George Hill (toe) doesn't have a clear return date and Rodney Hood (hamstring) is day-to-day, so Mack is worth holding onto until the Jazz gets some bodies back. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores 11 points in start
    Joe Ingles started in place of Rodney Hood (hamstring) on Saturday vs. the Kings and scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

    Advice: He played 38 minutes compared to just 25 for Joe Johnson, so he's making a case to be a decent short-term pickup in deeper leagues if we learn that Hood will miss more time. Ingles added six rebounds, four assists, one steal and three triples, and this comes on the heels of a 21-point game against the Warriors with five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block. The Jazz are off until Wednesday which gives Hood some extra time to heal, so it's best to use a wait-and-see approach here. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Tim Frazier scores 20 with 11 dimes
    Tim Frazier scored 20 points with one rebound, 11 assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes during a 133-105 loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: That's impressive against Chris Paul's defense. Obviously Frazier's big game tonight is directly related to Jrue Holiday (toe) missing this one. Holiday is getting somewhat close, so Frazier's value could drop in the next few days. Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Buddy Hield scores 15 points
    Buddy Hield scored 15 points with three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a big improvement from Thursday, but obviously Buddy will have to string games together. E'Twaun Moore (toe) and Jrue Holiday (toe) shouldn't be out for long, so Hield isn't a strong add. Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores two points in return
    Matt Barnes (rest) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring two points on 1-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes' role is in danger due to the recent strong play of Omri Casspi, and he could be facing some discipline from the both the NYPD and the NBA if he's found guilty for allegedly choking a woman inside a nightclub in New York earlier this week. He belongs on the wire in standard leagues unless he heats back up. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Andrew Harrison gets 35 minutes
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-9 from the field and all seven free throws for 11 points with two rebounds, five assists and three steals in 35 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies starters just dominated, so coach David Fizdale went with Harrison a ton. We would feel a lot better if he can actually make shots, which has capped his value in standard-style leagues. If you don't care about FG%, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Toney Douglas scores four off the bench
    Toney Douglas cooled off against the Warriors on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, four assist and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: After he helped close out the Blazers on Thursday as a point guard, Douglas saw minutes at both guards. He has played somewhat well, but there is going to be a lot of competition for minutes. He's more of a stream in deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Rivers leaves game w/ possible concussion
    Austin Rivers left Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans with a possible concussion and will not return per Clippers PR.

    Advice: He took a shot to the head and remained down for a couple minutes. Rivers' teammates tried to help him up, but Rivers didn't want to get off the floor right away. After he was up, he needed two people to help him get to the locker room. The Clippers are currently evaluating him in the locker room, so we may get another update shortly. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Jonathon Simmons scores 14 points
    Jonathon Simmons scored 14 points in 18 minutes on Saturday vs. the Nets, adding four assists.

    Advice: He shot 6-of-8 from the field and picked up some extra run in garbage time -- the Spurs won by 29 points. Simmons blew his opportunity to run away with the SG position earlier in the season when Danny Green was on the sidelines, so he's not worth owning in most leagues with the Spurs at full strength. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • DeAndre Liggins plays 15 minutes Saturday
    DeAndre Liggins moved back to the bench on Saturday vs. the Hornets, finishing scoreless in 15 minutes.

    Advice: J.R. Smith (knee) returned to action and played 32 minutes, so Liggins' path to minutes has been closed for now. He missed his only shot from the field and added one rebound and a block with a few turnovers. Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores seven in start
    Wayne Ellington scored seven points in 25 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He saw a big hit in minutes because of Josh Richardson returning to the lineup. Richardson is likely going to start the next time out, so expect Ellington to drop closer to 20 minutes. He won't have much value. Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 17 points in loss
    Jeff Green scored 17 points off the bench against the Nuggets on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: His ankle sprain from Friday did seem to bother him. He picked up a lot of clutch minutes in this game and hit a late trey to give the Magic a prayer late. Green could wind up playing more minutes with Nikola Vucevic (back) on the shelf, but he doesn't really do much outside of scoring. He's more of a short-term points pickup. Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Austin Rivers will start on Saturday vs. NOP
    Austin Rivers will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: With Blake Griffin (knee) out, Luc Mbah a Moute will likely slide to the four to accommodate Rivers. Griffin will be back for Monday's game vs. Portland, so leaving Rivers on the wire is the right call. With that said, he could have a "revenge game" tonight. Yesterday, 5:57 pm
  • Matt Barnes is available to play Saturday
    Matt Barnes is available to play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He's in trouble with the law and could be charged for allegedly choking a woman inside a New York nightclub. For now, he will be out there and could possibly see his normal workload of 25.4 minutes per game. If he does, Omri Casspi's value will take a hit. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Joe Ingles will start in place of Hood
    Joe Ingles will start in place of Rodney Hood (hamstring) on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He deserves the start after erupting for 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block on Thursday vs. the Warriors. Gordon Hayward (finger) is back in the lineup, so Ingles won't be nearly as busy. He belongs on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
  • DeAndre Liggins back to the bench
    DeAndre Liggins will move back to the bench on Saturday.

    Advice: He was actually pretty good in his role. Liggins may be out of the rotation now. Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Jeff Green is available to play vs. Denver
    Jeff Green (ankle) is available to play vs. Denver on Saturday.

    Advice: His ankle tweak didn't look too bad, so he may not be limited. Green should actually play a lot tonight, so he's on the board as a DFS punt. He doesn't have much value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 2:45 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Sunday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: This will be the eighth straight game Bayless has missed. Sergio Rodriguez will start once again. S-Rod has played well in place of Bayless this season. Rodriguez is averaging 9.1 points, 6.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 28.0 minutes in the 22 games he has started this season. Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • Jeff Green (ankle) questionable for Saturday.
    Jeff Green (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: Green sprained his ankle on Friday night during another disappointing outing in which he scored just three points in 24 minutes. Bismack Biyombo (shoulder) and Nikola Vucevic (back) are also questionable for Saturday. If Green can't play, Aaron Gordon would likely see a significant uptick in minutes. It's possible the Magic might even let Mario Hezonja get some run at small forward as well. Yesterday, 7:45 am
  • Brandon Jennings scores 13 with seven dimes
    Brandon Jennings made his second consecutive start for Derrick Rose (back) against the Kings on Friday, scoring 13 points with five rebounds, seven assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Besides the turnovers, this is a solid game for Jennings with his 5-of-10 from the field. Rose is expecting to play on Sunday against the Lakers, so Jennings will likely move to the bench The two have played together, so Jennings could still get minutes in the mid 20s. Friday, 10:34 pm
  • DeAndre Liggins actually fills it up
    DeAndre Liggins scored five points in a start on Friday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: That's two starts, 47 minutes, a total of six ended possessions, and a 5.6 usage rate. He had 93.5 true shooting percentage, though! He actually had a good line tonight for defensive stats, but doesn't have much value obviously. Friday, 7:54 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 10 in 33 minutes
    Wayne Ellington scored 10 points with one rebound, two assists and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He's likely looking a big hit in playing time with Josh Richardson (ankle) expected to return to the lineup. Ellington had a nice run and he should still play minutes in the 20s, but he'll be a cut candidate once Richardson gets the all clear. Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Jeff Green scores three, may have hurt foot
    Jeff Green scored three points with four rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The Magic submitted their nominee for ugliest lineup combo of 2016 tonight: D.J. Augustin, Green, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo. Green also looked to have suffered a foot tweak in the second half and was in some pain. The Magic could need him on Saturday to play some forward minutes. Friday, 6:27 pm
  • Matt Barnes (rest) will not play Friday night
    Matt Barnes (rest) will not play Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He is reportedly close to being arrested and charged with assaulting a woman, according to the NY Daily News. With Barnes out tonight, Omri Casspi should benefit the most while Arron Afflalo could get back in the rotation tonight. Friday, 5:40 pm
  • Matt Barnes could be arrested?
    Police are closing in on arresting Matt Barnes for assaulting a woman, according to the NY Daily News.

    Advice: "They've got enough to charge Barnes with an assault on a woman," a police source said to the Daily News. "It will probably be a misdemeanor assault on one of the females who was pushed or choked or sustained some sort of injury. She's obviously cooperating." The woman claims Barnes choked her into unconsciousness, per the report. For more details, click on the link below. Friday, 12:36 pm
  • Jingle Bells: Utah's Joe Ingles scores 21
    Joe Ingles came off the bench for the banged up Jazz on Thursday and hit 7-of-13 shots, 5-of-9 3-pointers and 2-of-3 free throws for a season-high 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block.

    Advice: Rodney Hood (hamstring) and Gordon Hayward (finger) joined George Hill (toe) in street clothes, and Ingles took advantage, just missing his career high by one point in a season-high 35 minutes. If those three are out again on Saturday, Ingles, and not Joe Johnson, looks like the way to go in fantasy. Just keep in mind that he hadn't scored more than eight points in each of his previous three games, so the key to Ingles' success is the absence of Hayward. Make sure Hayward is out before deploying Ingles. Thursday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Harrison struggling from the field
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: And he's ice cold again. Over his last four, Harrison has made just 19.5 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the line. He now has some competition for minutes with Toney Douglas closing this one out and playing great on the offensive end. Harrison has still been good on D, so he may keep his minutes in the mid-20s. He's trending down a bit. Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Shelvin Mack plays well in start for Jazz
    Shelvin Mack started alongside Dante Exum on Thursday, as Rodney Hood (hamstring), George Hill (toe) and Gordon Hayward (finger) were all out. He hit 6-of-16 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 19 points, five assists and two steals in the 106-99 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Mack drove to the rack all night and looked much better than Exum, as usual. We don't know when Hill and Hayward will be back, so Mack looks like a nice DFS play again on Saturday against the Kings, if the Jazz's injured list is still packed full of starting guards and wingmen. Thursday, 9:06 pm
  • Toney Douglas comes through in the clutch
    Toney Douglas scored 11 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter of this close win, making his only field goal and all four from the line. Douglas scored the final six Memphis points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to get the win. He played mostly at point guard tonight and may have carved out a role for minutes in the mid 20s. If you're in a deep league with a dry wire, he's worth a look. Thursday, 9:05 pm
  • Buddy Hield has poor shooting night
    Buddy Hield got the start on Thursday night and hit just 2-of-12 shots for six points and four rebounds.

    Advice: With E’Twaun Moore (toe) and Jrue Holiday (toe) out, Hield got the start and played 34 minutes, but was inefficient with a career high 10 missed FGs. Hield will go back to the bench role once Moore return which could be as early as Saturday against the Clippers. He has no fantasy appeal at this time. Thursday, 8:21 pm
  • Tim Frazier has subpar performance
    Tim Frazier hit 3-of-7 shots for seven points, six rebounds, and five assists in 28 minutes on Thursday night.

    Advice: Frazier got the start for the injured Jrue Holiday (toe) and did not do much with his opportunity even though he had a good matchup against the Sixers. He has now scored single-digit points in six straight games and is shooting 29.7 percent from the field over that stretch. He is becoming a frustrating player to own because of his poor shooting, but does contribute in other categories such as assists, steals, and even boards, while playing over 28 minutes per game. Frazier loses a lot of appeal on nights where Holiday is playing and could take another hit once Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) comes back. Thursday, 7:37 pm
  • Mack, Exum, Joe, Diaw & Rudy likely starting
    Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert are likely starting on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Jazz are really, really shorthanded, especially on the wings. Expect to see a Joe Johnson throwback game while Mack should get plenty of shots. Thursday, 4:32 pm
  • Frazier, Buddy, Solo, AD & Ajinca starting
    The Pelicans will start Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield, Solomon Hill, Anthony Davis and Alexis Ajinca against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: With Jrue Holiday (toe) out, expect to see plenty of Frazier tonight. Langston Galloway still has plenty of upside, especially if he gets hot. Frazier is a borderline property in standard leagues. Thursday, 4:19 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 21 pts in losing effort
    Jamal Crawford was a bright spot for the Clippers during Wednesday's lopsided home loss, as he came off the bench for 21 points (7-of-16 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with three 3-pointers and four assists.

    Advice: Crawford led a few short-lived charges to cut into the Warriors' lead, but it was never enough. After a slow start to the season, J-Craw has slipped into his typical sixth-man role with nine straight games in double-digit scoring. As his fantasy owners are aware, points, 3-pointers and a dash of assists are about the extent of his value. Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts w/ Rose (back) out
    Brandon Jennings started in place of Derrick Rose (sore lower back) on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Rose's first DNP of the season and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, though an MRI came back clean and he's listed as day-to-day. Jennings can be found on most 12-team waiver wires, so owners in need of a cheap PG should keep him in mind for temporary value. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • DeAndre Liggins starts w/ J.R. Smith out
    DeAndre Liggins started Wednesday's road win in New York, which he finished with six points, two 3-pointers, two boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: J.R. Smith (knee) was out due to a knee injury he sustained on Monday, though X-rays were negative and he's considered day-to-day. Liggins' start was designed mostly to keep the Cavs' second unit intact, and he's not an appealing short-term option. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Wayne Ellington impressive w/ 19 pts, four 3s
    Wayne Ellington had another impressive game for the short-handed Heat on Wednesday, pitching in 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting with four 3-pointers, three boards, two assists and zero turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The Heat are struggling after losing Dwyane Wade to free agency and Chris Bosh to injury, and it doesn't help that more recent injuries have ravaged their lineup. Tonight's loss moves their season record to 7-15, which has them at No. 13 in the Eastern Conference. Ellington has been a welcome addition to the roster, and for fantasy purposes he should remain a viable option until Josh Richardson (ankle), Dion Waiters (groin) and Justise Winslow (wrist) return. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Jeff Green cools off w/ three pts Wednesday
    Jeff Green's streak of double-digit scoring ended on Wednesday with just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Green added two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer, but he never got into the flow offensively -- in fairness, neither did any of his teammates. One lousy game isn't sufficient cause to cut him in deeper leagues, but this is a reminder that he tends to run hot and cold. Wednesday, 7:31 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start Wednesday vs. CLE
    Brandon Jennings will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavs, with Derrick Rose (back) unavailable.

    Advice: Per-36 minutes this season, Jennings is averaging 11.6 points, 8.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.7 triples per contest, so he's certainly on the radar as a potential DFS punt play or streamer option with a favorable matchup against the Cavs.Daily Slant: At or near minimum price across the DFS industry, Jennings is a viable punt play in any format. He should see upwards of 27-29 minutes with upside to clear 30+, and although he'll see more run with ball-dominant players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, Jennings' ceiling remains very high with big playing time. Punting the PG spots with a Jennings/Marcus Smart duo makes it easier to afford guys like Harden, Cousins and Durant. Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless not with the 76ers
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel with the team. The 76ers were listing Bayless as questionable last week for his wrist soreness, but they're ruling him out early for every game so far this week. Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start and get the lion's share of the PG minutes, so he's a hold in standard leagues until Bayless gets back on the court. T.J. McConnell will get the backup minutes. Wednesday, 2:46 pm
  • DeAndre Liggins will start Wednesday vs. NYK
    DeAndre Liggins will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Knicks with J.R. Smith (knee) unavailable.

    Advice: This will be just the second start of Liggins' career, and while he will see some increased opportunity with the first unit tonight, Smith's minutes will likely be divvied up between Liggins, Iman Shumpert and Jordan McRae with their being no clear winner here. Wednesday, 7:38 am
  • Matt Barnes (personal) probable for Wednesday
    There is reportedly no active warrant out there for the arrest of Matt Barnes, so he's probable to play Wednesday in Dallas.

    Advice: "There’s no warrant for him. Unless they indict him or issue a warrant for him there’s nothing anybody can do," the source said. Barnes was wanted for questioning stemming from an altercation that occurred early Monday morning at a New York nightclub, but authorities were unable to locate Barnes before he hopped on a plane to Dallas. He's innocent until proven guilty, and it doesn't seem like anyone is pursuing charges against him at the moment. Wednesday, 5:15 am
  • Joe Ingles starts 2nd half, scores seven
    Joe Ingles started the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Suns and scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rodney Hood tweaked his right hamstring, so Ingles got the call in the second half over Joe Johnson. We still like Johnson as the better add if we learn that Hood will miss time, so it's safe to leave Ingles on the wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores two points in win
    Andrew Harrison scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the 76ers.

    Advice: He added four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes, but this was his third game in a row with a brutal FG percentage. He's shooting just 20.6 percent from the field in that span, and rookie Wade Baldwin made a case for more minutes with a career-high 11 points. Harrison is going to be hard to trust, but as long as he's starting he should be able to provide his owners with a trickle of assists, steals, triples and blocks. Tuesday, 8:41 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 14 w/ four triples
    Wayne Ellington scored 14 points with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: He made another start and played 33 minutes, but that wasn't a surprise with only nine players available. Ellington hit 5-of-14 shots (11 from deep) and didn't turn the ball over, and he should be able to help standard-league owners until the Heat get some bodies back -- Josh Richardson (wrist, ankle), Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist) and James Johnson (shoulder) are currently on the shelf. Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 20 in win over Wiz
    Jeff Green came off the bench and hit 6-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-8 free throws for 20 points, three rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Green is rolling right now, scoring between 14 and 20 points in each of his last four games, and averaging 14 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five. He's coming off the bench behind Aaron Gordon, but is getting 26 minutes a night, making him worth a look on your waiver wire if you've got a player you've been wanting to drop. Tuesday, 7:15 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, Okafor doubtful for Thursday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) and Jahlil Okafor (stomach bug) are not expected to travel with the team to New Orleans for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Both of these guys will spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, and if Bayless can't give it a go Thursday, that'll be his sixth straight game on the sidelines and Okafor's third. Bayless is in danger of requiring season-ending surgery to correct his wrist injury, and he doesn't offer enough upside to hold onto in most scenarios. Sergio Rodriguez has been playing well as a starter, so he's worth a look as an assists specialist in standard leagues. Joel Embiid (rest) will be back in action on Thursday, so Okafor's absence won't mean much. Tuesday, 4:02 pm
  • Wayne Ellington starting again on Tuesday
    Wayne Ellington will remain in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will join Ellington in the starting five for tonight's game, and all those guys should be logging major minutes with Miami entering Tuesday's game with just nine healthy bodies. Tyler Johnson should also be flirting with minutes in the mid-30s off the bench. Tuesday, 3:54 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tues.
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This will be the fifth straight game Bayless has missed due to the wrist issue. Sergio Rodriguez will once again start for the Sixers, with T.J. McConnel backing him up. Rodriguez has played well as a starter. Over his five games, he is averaging 12.6 points, 7.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 3-pointers and 1.8 assists. With only nine available players Tuesday night, Rodriguez and the rest of the healthy Sixers will see plenty of playing time, making S-Rod an intriguing DFS and streaming option. Tuesday, 7:54 am
  • Tim Frazier hits 3-of-10 shots in start
    Tim Frazier started with Jrue Holiday out with a toe injury and hit 3-of-10 shots for eight points, four rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 39 minutes of Monday's tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: We were hoping for a little more, especially with the two overtimes, but Frazier at least came through with some decent numbers. The Pels are off until Thursday, so there's a pretty good chance Holiday will be back to reclaim his starting job by then. Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Buddy Hield starting against the Grizzlies
    Buddy Hield will start against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The rookie is getting the start at SG because both Jrue Holiday (toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe) have been ruled out. Hield is only averaging 7.3 points and 1.0 3-pointer on 37.3 percent shooting this season, so he's not worth streaming outside of deeper leagues. Maybe he can finally get it going tonight. Monday, 4:49 pm
  • Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield starting on Monday
    Tim Frazier and Buddy Hield are starting against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: Jrue Holiday (toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe) have both been ruled out for Monday's game, but it's not clear if they will miss additional time. Frazier is the best bet to produce Monday, as Hield has been anything but consistent. Langston Galloway should get plenty of minutes off the bench. Monday, 4:45 pm
  • Toney Douglas available to play vs. Pelicans
    Toney Douglas will be available to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Douglas can earn in his Memphis debut, but with a favorable matchup against the Jrue Holiday-less (toe) Pelicans, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Fantasy GMs in most settings, however, can use a wait-and-see approach here. Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Matt Barnes traveling with team to Dallas
    Matt Barnes (personal) flew with the Kings to Dallas on Monday.

    Advice: Barnes is reportedly being investigated by the NYPD for an incident that occurred early Monday morning, but he's innocent until proven guilty, so he'll likely be playing until this situation is resolved. Monday, 11:31 am
  • Grizzlies sign veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas
    The Grizzlies have signed veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas by using the NBA’s hardship rule.

    Advice: He was the "frontrunner" to sign for the Grizzlies after they worked out a few point guards last week. With Mike Conley (back) looking at a multi-week absence, Douglas should immediately see minutes on his new team which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. For now, most owners should use a wait-and-see approach because it's not clear how big of a role he will have. Andrew Harrison's owners should be slightly concenred as his value could take a hit with the arrival of Douglas. We'll let you know if he's active for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. Monday, 9:04 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Monday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Bayless hopes to avoid season-ending surgery, as he wants to see how his wrist responds to his recent platelet-rich plasma injection. With Bayless out, Sergio Rodriguez will draw another start and will be a nice source of assists, while T.J. McConnell will handle the backup duties. For now, Bayless is day-to-day and is only a hold in very deep leagues. Monday, 8:41 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) wants to keep playing
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) said that he wants to avoid season-ending surgery and that he will try to keep playing.

    Advice: "I'm going to try to play," Bayless said. "I want to play. I want to get to the point where I can play and not worry about it." He recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his wrist, so it will be interesting to see how his wrist responds in the coming weeks. He's currently listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nuggets, but he's just a deep-league hold until he proves he can play through the issue. Monday, 6:44 am
  • Matt Barnes wanted by NYPD for questioning
    Matt Barnes is wanted by the NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning.

    Advice: After he allegedly choked the woman, Barnes reportedly punched two other people who tried to intervene. Barnes left the scene before the cops showed up, but the NBA and Kings will likely investigate this along with the NYPD -- the Kings were in town after Sunday's meeting with the Knicks. It's worth noting that DeMarcus Cousins was shown in the video after the incident, but it's not clear if he was involved in any way. If the allegations are true, Barnes is going to be in hot water. Monday, 6:39 am
  • Brandon Jennings scores 19 points Sunday
    Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues. Dec 4, 7:28 pm
  • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-11 in 17 minutes
    Matt Barnes flopped in 17 bench minutes on Sunday, going 1-of-11 from the field with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Barnes tends to run hot and cold, and that's never been as true as the past few games -- he was coming off a huge performance with 12 points, 16 boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. His fantasy value continues to be spoiled by fluctuating minutes, low usage, poor percentages, and sparse defensive stats. Dec 4, 7:26 pm
  • Buddy Hield leads late charge, scores 16 pts
    Buddy Hield scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Sunday, making four 3-pointers with four rebounds and one assist in just 15 minutes.

    Advice: Hield shot at least three airballs but they didn't rattle his confidence in front of an appreciative OKC audience (he played for the University of Oklahoma). The Pelicans' lottery pick was even instrumental in a too-little, too-late comeback in the fourth quarter. He hadn't scored double-digit points since Nov. 12, however, and we'll need to see him do this a few more times before recommending him in re-draft leagues. Dec 4, 6:49 pm
  • Tim Frazier scoreless in 16 bench minutes
    Tim Frazier shifted to a bench role vs. the Thunder on Sunday, where he went scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Frazier started the Pelicans' previous game alongside Jrue Holiday, but that small backcourt didn't last long. He hasn't scored double-digit points in any of the past four games and the impending return of Tyreke Evans won't help matters, so Frazier's owners should at least be keeping an eye on potential waiver-wire additions. Dec 4, 6:47 pm
  • Jeff Green in double-digits again vs. Detroit
    Orlando followed up Friday's blowout victory with a win in Detroit on Sunday, aided by Jeff Green's 14 points on 6-of-11 FGs, two 3-pointers, five boards and three assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Magic have brought Green off the bench for the past five games, posting a 3-2 record in that span. The move seems to be helping Green, who has followed up an atrocious offensive stretch with three straight games in double-digits. He's a combined 17-of-32 from the field during that span but doesn't do enough across the board to merit 12-team ownership. Dec 4, 5:40 pm
  • Tim Frazier will come off the bench Sunday
    Tim Frazier will come off the bench Sunday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Frazier had been starting alongside Jrue Holiday, but head coach Alvin Gentry will move E'Twaun Moore into the starting five for today's game in order to give Frazier some more ball handling opportunities with the second unit. Frazier's value has taken a hit since Jrue Holiday got back into the starting lineup, so the move to the second unit isn't necessarily a bad thing for his value. Dec 4, 2:50 pm
  • Wayne Ellington gets 39 minutes
    Wayne Ellington played 39 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with 12 points, two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra needs a shooter big time, so it looks like it'll be Ellington until the help gets back out there. He attempted eight shots from deep and should lead the team in that department until guys like Josh Richardson (ankle) come back. If you need some scoring this upcoming week, given Ellington a look for his four games. Dec 3, 10:04 pm
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Dec 3, 9:45 pm
  • Ellington, McGruder & McRoberts starting
    Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Heat need a lot of help on the wing, so they'll be getting plenty of minutes from Ellington and McGruder. Ellington has the better upside for his higher usage and 3-pointers. Dec 3, 5:39 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless out for Saturday night
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) will not play Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: After missing the first 13 games, Bayless may have came back too soon last month and said he experienced soreness throughout his lone start of the season. He's had PRP treatment and is only day-to-day for now. Sergio Rodriguez will hold down the fort until Bayless is pain-free, so he'll have value until then. Bayless is a tough guy to stash until he's officially back in the lineup. Dec 3, 2:59 pm
  • Brandon Jennings only gets 19 minutes
    Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues. Dec 2, 8:56 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 21 off the bench
    Jamal Crawford scored 21 points on Friday vs. the Pelicans, shooting 9-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: The 36-year-old sharpshooter picked up a few extra minutes with J.J. Redick resting and added one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers. He was averaging 11.4 points, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.4 treys in 25.1 minutes per game prior to Friday, but he could have some sneaky value later on this season if the Clippers rest their studs often. Dec 2, 8:44 pm
  • Tim Frazier scores eight points in loss
    Tim Frazier scored eight points on 2-of-6 shooting and handed out eight assists with two rebounds, one steal and four turnovers on Friday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Frazier's been trending in the wrong direction lately and he's averaging 8.8 points, 6.2 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.6 triples and 3.6 turnovers on 38.5 percent shooting over his last five games. Jrue Holiday's move into the starting lineup is going to limit Frazier's upside, but if there's one positive, it's that Frazier hasn't played less than 31 minutes in eight straight games. Dec 2, 8:18 pm
  • Matt Barnes posts big line in Boston
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with 16 rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He probably should've started this game and may have helped against some of the action coach Brad Stevens runs. Barnes had a season high in boards and also had his first double-double of the season during this loss. He's seen his playing time start to trend up again with 29.0 per game in his last two. He's a sneaky low-end guy for his output in steals and treys. Dec 2, 7:48 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 16 points off bench
    Jeff Green scored 16 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He continues to get decent minutes with 25.0 in his last three since he moved to the bench again. Green's best game in this span was tonight, but that's likely more about the 76ers bump. His upside just isn't high enough to add in most standard-style leagues. He may lose a couple minutes to Jodie Meeks, too. Dec 2, 7:17 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Friday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness) will not play Friday vs. Orlando and is questionable for Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist earlier this week and is not yet ready for game action. Sergio Rodriguez will likely start in his place on Friday, with T.J. McConnell as the first point guard off the bench. Rodriguez has averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in the 17 games he has started this season. Dec 2, 8:28 am
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Dec 1, 9:58 pm
  • Joe Ingles brings spark off bench
    Joe Ingles scored 15 points in Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, adding four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Ingles played 22 minutes off the bench, but ignited the offense with three 3-pointers and played the entire fourth quarter. It was the most minutes that he has played since Nov. 14 and only the third time this season he has played 22 or more minutes. Once the Jazz gets healthier, Ingles will see his role diminish. Dec 1, 9:38 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 14 points in loss
    Jeff Green came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots for 14 points, two rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes of Thursday's tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Starter Aaron Gordon played just 21 minutes, and while Green hasn't really done much to be owned in fantasy leagues, he's doing a fantastic job of ruining the fantasy value of Gordon. Green could easily replace Gordon in the starting lineup again at any time, but he's come off the bench in two straight since returning from a back injury. Gordon is still the guy to own, but Green is making him a less-than-effective fantasy player right now. Dec 1, 9:35 pm
  • Wayne Ellington has another soild outing
    Wayne Ellington scored 17 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday and started the second half in place of injured Luke Babbitt (hip).

    Advice: Ellington made 6-of-9 field goals and drained three from beyond the arc. He has played over 26 minutes in his three games this season and has scored double-digit points in the last two. With Luke Babbitt (hip), Derrick Williams (back) and several other Heat players hurting, Ellington could see more minutes and a larger role in the near future. The one downside is his lack of peripheral stats, making him very dependent on his shooting. He is a good short-term add, but with Josh Richardson and Justice Winslow returning soon, there may not be too much long-term value with Ellington. But it's hard to argue with his fast start to his season. Dec 1, 8:39 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 12 in blowout
    Austin Rivers played 23 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, four rebounds and seven assists in Thursday's blowout win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Rivers scored 15 in his previous game, but scored just seven and two points in his previous two games. He's fine to use in blowouts, but figuring out when those are coming is next to impossible, meaning he belongs on your waiver wire. Dec 1, 8:21 pm
  • Pickup alert: Ellington starts second half
    Wayne Ellington started the second half of Thursday’s game against the Jazz in place of the injured Luke Babbit (hip).

    Advice: The Heat are down to just seven healthy players and Ellington is hot, with 17 points in the third quarter of this game after scoring 22 points with five 3-pointers on Wednesday. James Johnson will also benefit from the loss of Babbitt, and both players are worth a look, if not a pickup, in most leagues. Dec 1, 7:31 pm
  • Report: Toney Douglas frontrunner for Memphis
    Toney Douglas "has emerged as the frontrunner" to join the Grizzlies, according to team beat writer Michael Wallace.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are expected to get an NBA injury exception in the coming days to give them an extra roster spot. Douglas can play both guard spots and may have a chance to get minutes. This would also likely allow them bring Wade Baldwin IV along slowly. Andrew Harrison's value could take a hit, but he looks like the best one to own of the three. Dec 1, 6:33 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Updating a previous item, Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should still get solid minutes, especially with how frequently the Heat go small. Ingles isn't quite as appealing as Joe Johnson, but he's in the mix for owners in deep leagues. Dec 1, 5:37 pm
  • Joe Ingles likely to start for Rodney Hood
    Joe Ingles is likely to start for Rodney Hood (hamstring) against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: It makes sense to keep the second unit together and bring Joe Johnson off the bench. Ingles actually exploded in his only start this year, scoring 20.0 points in 33 minutes. With the Jazz very thin on the outside, both Joe and Jingles should be getting big minutes. Dec 1, 4:11 pm
  • Demps talks about Hield's lack of minutes
    General manager Dell Demps said Buddy Hield is trying to find his way.

    Advice: "Buddy, is a part of our future, I want to make sure I say that," Demps said. "And when the time is right, the time will come for him. I think this is all just a part of the process." So Hield has to trust the process? Kidding aside, Hield doesn't sound like he's going to get many minutes now that Jrue Holiday is back. He can be dropped in most leagues. Dec 1, 1:29 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable to face the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Bayless was previously reported as out, but that was off the game notes. He had PRP treatment on his wrist recently and had been battling soreness basically since his return to action last week. If he is limited or out, Sergio Rodriguez would get a nice bump in playing time with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach on Bayless unless the wire is dry. Dec 1, 11:00 am
  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Fri vs Magic
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will miss Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist and will need some time to recover. We'll consider him day-to-day moving forward, but Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will continue to see more minutes on Friday. Bayless can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Dec 1, 8:52 am
  • Wayne Ellington erupts w/ 22 points, five 3s
    Wayne Ellington erupted offensively on Wednesday with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including a 5-of-9 mark from downtown, and 12 of his points came in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Ellington was playing in his second game of the season but he looked great, adding two rebounds, two assists, four steals and just one turnover in 32 minutes. His role will decrease overnight once guys like Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters return to action, and it doesn't help that he'll face Utah's defense on Thursday. Most season-long owners can take a wait-and-see approach here. Nov 30, 9:50 pm
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