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  • Kyle O'Quinn solid in just 21 minutes vs. CLE
    Kyle O'Quinn came off the bench on Wednesday for 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with seven boards and three assists in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: In the past four games, including one start for injured Joakim Noah, O'Quinn is averaging 11.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 assists, while hitting 22-of-31 field goals. His minutes are on the rise, which isn't a surprise given how poorly Noah (five points in 15 minutes) has played this season. There are never any guarantees with KOQ, but he's worth a speculative add if you need a big man. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Dragan Bender doesn't score
    Dragan Bender did not score in 11 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, but he had three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: The Suns continue to give Bender a look in the rotation. He's played seven games in a row, but has been very quiet on the stat sheet with 3.2 points per game on the year. Before the game, coach Earl Watson said Bender has gained eight pounds of muscle since the start of the year, so we have our first in-season muscle watch in a while. Bender has very little value. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Metta World Peace disappears into LAL bench
    Metta World Peace vanished into the Lakers' bench on Wednesday with two points in seven minutes.

    Advice: MWP was a fill-in starter vs. Utah on Monday but he's in the twilight of his career and has no fantasy appeal. Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) returns, plays 23 minutes
    Larry Nance (knee) came off the bench on Wednesday for two points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Nance missed two games due to the ailment but it doesn't seem serious enough to linger, so owners should deploy him as usual. He'd be a must-own player if Julius Randle were to get hurt, and as things stand he's still a top-100 value with averages of 7.7 points (60.0 percent FGs, 75.0 percent FTs), 5.8 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 turnovers. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Michael Beasley tweaks ankle, returns
    Michael Beasley scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did suffer a minor injury to his ankle in this one, but he did return and looked fine. Beasley's playing time has seen a slight increase over his last five games with 19.4 in that span, but he's not doing much outside of the 9.4 points per game. Yesterday, 8:30 pm
  • John Henson gets decent run again
    John Henson played 25 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with seven points, six rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: It wasn't the best game from Henson, but he's now played at least 21 minutes in each of his last six. In that span, he averaged 12.3 points, 7.0 boards, 0.5 steals and 2.8 blocks on 53.2 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line. He should be owned everywhere. Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Darrell Arthur starts second half for Faried
    Darrell Arthur started the second half ahead of Kenneth Faried on Wednesday, posting three points and two turnovers with no other stats to his credit in 11 minutes of action.

    Advice: Denver was embarrassed in the first half and there's a good chance Arthur will start at PF for at least Thursday's game -- coach Mike Malone confirmed that Faried's benching tonight was "a coach's decision." It was Wilson Chandler doing most of the work at PF in the second half, however, so anything is possible. We'll let you know if Malone tips his hand prior to Thursday game in D.C. Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu still struggling
    Al-Farouq Aminu played 18 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday, scoring two points with four rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't get an increase in minutes following his 17 on Monday. Aminu is having a disastrous season from the field, making just 27.1 percent overall. He's made just one midrange shot all year and somehow has gone 6-of-20 at the rim (30 percent). He may have value at some point, but he has to get better first. Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Josh McRoberts quiet in 30 minutes vs. ATL
    Josh McRoberts had a typically quiet line on Wednesday with two points, four assists, two rebounds, one steal and five turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: James Johnson (shoulder), Justise Winslow (wrist) and Luke Babbitt (hip) were all out of commission tonight, all but guaranteeing McRoberts 30+ minutes as the starting PF. One glance at his season averages will convince you to leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky logs 22 minutes off bench
    Frank Kaminsky shifted back to the Hornets bench on Wednesday with five points, five rebounds, two assist and one steal in 22 minutes during a home win vs. Detroit.

    Advice: The Tank has been rumbling along this season with averages of 11.2 points. 1.3 triples, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. His fantasy appeal has been undermined, however, by poor percentages (41.3 FGs, 71.0 FTs) and low defensive stats (0.5 steals, 0.4 blocks). Most owners in 12-team leagues can do better. Yesterday, 6:52 pm
  • Darrell Arthur starts 3Q over Kenneth Faried
    Darrell Arthur started the third quarter over Kenneth Faried on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Nets just dominated in the first half with 42 points in the paint. Faried played just four minutes in the first half and is now firmly in coach Mike Malone's doghouse. Arthur may get a little boost and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • MWP back to the bench
    Metta World Peace will move back to the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not be in the rotation tonight after only getting 12 minutes in his start on Monday. World Peace has almost no fantasy value. Yesterday, 5:00 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu will play slightly more Weds
    Terry Stotts said that Al-Farouq Aminu's minutes could increase during Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks, but not by much.

    Advice: Aminu logged 17 minutes in his return from the calf injury on Monday, so he'll likely be looking at around 20 minutes tonight. He's still going to come off the bench, and is shooting just 27.7 percent from the field on the year, so he's only worth owning in deep leagues at the moment. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Chris McCullough back up with the Nets
    The Nets recalled Chris McCullough for Wednesday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He posted 19 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes for his D-League game on Wednesday. McCullough is getting a lot of frequent flyer miles, but he's not in the rotation right now. Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky coming off the bench
    Frank Kaminsky will move back to the bench against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: Besides one good game in the previous six, Kaminsky had a horrible stretch as the starter. He only played 2.7 fewer minutes as a bench player compared to his starts, so maybe Kaminsky won't take a significant hit on minutes. Although, he is unlikely to play many minutes at center against the Pistons bigger centers. He's only a borderline hold in most leagues. Yesterday, 2:27 pm
  • Motiejunas not reporting because of money
    Donatas Motiejunas won't report to the Rockets because of a difference of nearly $6 million from the offer sheet he signed with the Nets, according to Calvin Watkins of

    Advice: Motiejunas signed a four-year, $37 million offer sheet with the Nets last week, but the Rockets only had to match the principle terms of the offer sheet. That explains the $6 million difference. According to the report, "Houston's options are to keep their first-refusal exercise notice open and wait for Motiejunas to report. If he doesn't report, Houston can pull the offer Thursday and Motiejunas would become a restricted free agent." Yesterday, 11:55 am
  • Christian Wood sent down to the D-League
    Christian Wood has been assigned to Charlotte's D-League affiliate.

    Advice: He's only made it onto the court once this season for a total of three minutes. Yesterday, 10:55 am
  • Report: Bosh will attempt comeback next year
    Chris Bosh (blood clots) is reportedly more likely to attempt an NBA comeback next season, rather than this year.

    Advice: The Heat want to ensure that Bosh's salary is completely removed from the books, so it's in Miami's best interest to delay waiving Bosh until February 9 to guarantee that he won't be able to play 25 games this year. In other words, Bosh won't be playing in any meaningful capacity this season, so he can be left on waiver wires everywhere. Yesterday, 10:31 am
  • Larry Nance (knee) available to play vs. HOU
    Larry Nance (knee) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: He should resume his 20-minute reserve role, which will take away some minutes from Julius Randle. Nance has been a sneaky top-75 guy in 9-cat leagues this season with averages of 7.7 points, 5.8 boards, 1.2 steals and just 0.6 turnovers per game on 60.0 percent shooting from the field, so feel free to get him active. Yesterday, 10:07 am
  • Cheik Diallo recalled from D-League stint
    Cheik Diallo has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: He's played a total of five minutes for New Orleans this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot anywhere. Yesterday, 9:20 am
  • Frank Kaminsky likely to return to the bench
    Frank Kaminsky will likely return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Marvin Williams (knee) is expected to return to the court tonight, and he'll resume his spot in the starting five sending Kaminsky back to the bench. Kaminsky basically only had one solid game as a starter, and his value will take a pretty massive hit with the demotion to the second unit. Feel free to move on if you picked him up for his shot-term value sans Williams. Yesterday, 8:42 am
  • Josh McRoberts scores seven points in loss
    Josh McRoberts scored seven points with season-highs in rebounds (nine) and assists (five) with one triple in 29 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He's now played 24 or more minutes in three straight games with the Heat down to just nine healthy bodies. He was just 2-of-6 from the field Tuesday and is basically just a facilitator in Miami's offense, but he could have some nice short-term value in deeper leagues until the Heat get some bodies back. Tuesday, 7:31 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn scores 12 off the bench
    Kyle O'Quinn scored 12 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's coming off the bench these days with Joakim Noah healthy again, but Noah picked up four fouls and only played 14 minutes which allowed KOQ to see 27 minutes of action. He made the most of his minutes and shot 6-of-8 from the field and did a respectable job against Hassan Whiteside, but he's going to be hard to trust while the Knicks are healthy. Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Houston.

    Advice: Nance was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he was officially "available to play" on Monday, so he's probably much closer to probable for Wednesday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but Nance's return to action will syphon away some minutes from Thomas Robinson and Julius Randle. Tuesday, 12:48 pm
  • Larry Nance goes through light practice Tues
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) was a full participant during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: Nance was available to play on Monday, but he didn't actually step foot on the court, although it sounds like there's a decent chance he gets back in the rotation for Wednesday's game in Houston. When Nance gets back, he'll take away some minutes from Julius Randle and Thomas Robinson could fall out of the rotation entirely. Tuesday, 11:50 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas will not report to Rockets
    Donatas Motiejunas will not report to Houston to take a physical and join the team, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, signed an offer sheet with Brooklyn last week but the Rockets decided to match. As recently as last week, Motiejunas had said he would be open to a return to Houston, but obviously something has gone wrong. Per Woj, the Rockets and Motiejunas' representatives are discussing what the next steps will be. Motiejunas would only have seen limited minutes in Houston, so the fantasy implications here are relatively minor. Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Metta World Peace starts, plays 12 minutes
    Metta World Peace started at SG against the Jazz on Monday, but only played 12 minutes and scored four points with one assist and one rebound.

    Advice: He started with Jose Calderon (hamstring) out. MWP is basically just a placeholder in the first unit and he's not going to play more than a handful of minutes. Monday, 10:20 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu plays 17 minutes in return
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) returned to action on Monday vs. the Bulls, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He had playing time restrictions of 16-20 minutes, but those should be lifted soon. However, the Blazers may continue to roll with Ed Davis as their starting PF for now and Moe Harkless is obviously locked into his role as the starting SF, so Aminu is just a deep-league add until his role grows. Monday, 8:55 pm
  • John Henson quiet in loss to Spurs
    John Henson hit just 1-of-3 shots for eight points, five rebounds, a steal and three more blocks in Monday's tough 97-96 loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Henson was coming off a 20-point game with a nice line and has been playing much better lately. He's averaging 13.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over his last five games and is one of the hottest pickups in fantasy hoops right now, for good reason. Monday, 8:23 pm
  • Metta World Peace will start for the Lakers
    Metta World Peace will start in the backcourt alongside Brandon Ingram on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Jose Calderon (hamstring) is out 2-4 weeks, while D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. MWP is basically in the starting five in order to keep Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams with the second unit. Brandon Ingram will draw the start at point guard. Monday, 7:29 pm
  • Michael Beasley ejected on Monday
    Michael Beasley was ejected on Monday vs. the Spurs with two technical fouls.

    Advice: He was involved in a shoving match with Davis Bertans because he took exception to a shove on Greg Monroe by Dewayne Dedmon. Beasley finished with eight points on 3-of-3 shooting with one rebound and one block in 13 minutes. Monday, 6:57 pm
  • Larry Nance is available, but may not play
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) is available on Monday vs. the Jazz, but he may not play.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton said Nance is "ready to go if we need him," but Walton would prefer if the forward got some extra rest. In case it needs to be said, Nance doesn't belong in fantasy lineups Monday. Thomas Robinson will likely remain in the rotation Monday. Monday, 5:52 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu will come off the bench
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) will come off the bench against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Additionally, Aminu will be limited to 16-20 minutes as the Blazers ease him back into action. Prior to going down with the injury, Aminu was averaging 6.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 26.1 minutes per game. Monday, 3:34 pm
  • Report: HOU matches Motiejunas' offer sheet
    The Rockets have reportedly matched Donatas Motiejunas' offer sheet from the Nets.

    Advice: Motiejunas may have been able to put up some low-end fantasy value in Brooklyn, but now he'll be fighting for reserve minutes in Houston with the likes of Nene and Montrezl Harrell. Motiejunas has been training in Canada, but his conditioning likely isn't where it needs to be, and he still needs to pass a physical before he's allowed to play. This is far from an ideal situation in fantasy hoops, so he can remain on the wire in most scenarios. Monday, 2:03 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn gets nine boards, four blocks
    Kyle O'Quinn followed up Friday's big game with four points and nine rebounds on Sunday, adding four blocked shots in just 14 minutes of action.

    Advice: KOQ notched 20 points, 13 boards, two assists and two steals as a fill-in starter on Friday, but he shifted to a bench role with Joakim Noah returning tonight. You can't fault his per-minute production, as usual, but it's hard to trust him while both Noah and Willy Hernangomez are healthy. Sunday, 7:30 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will come off the bench Sunday
    Kyle O'Quinn will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: As a reserve this season, O'Quinn owns meager averages of 4.4 points, 3.2 boards and 1.1 blocks per game, so he can't be considered a viable target in most leagues. Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) probable for Monday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) is probable to play Monday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: He's been out since Nov. 8, so he'll likely be eased back into things as his conditioning likely isn't where it needs to be. Aminu's return should push Ed Davis back to the bench and Meyers Leonard's minutes will become even more inconsistent. Aminu was hitting just 27.9 percent of his shots prior to going down with meager averages of 6.4 points, 6.7 boards, 1.1 treys and 1.4 steals per game, so he's only worth a speculative add in deep points leagues at the moment. Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Larry Nance (knee) questionable for Monday
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) is questionable to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Nance missed Saturday's showdown in Memphis, which resulted in Julius Randle, Luol Deng and Brandon Ingram logging heavy minutes, and it'll be more of the same if Nance can't give it a go Monday night. Sunday, 11:43 am
  • Josh McRoberts scores 13 points
    Josh McRoberts scored a season-high 13 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: From inbounds specialist to main power forward. McRoberts could stick in the starting lineup until guys like Justise Winslow (wrist) can return. He could disappear very soon, but McBobs has some short-term value. Saturday, 10:11 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky bounces back, scores 21
    Frank Kaminsky bounced back in a big way against the Wolves on Saturday, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: After scoring a combined three points in his previous two and making just 1-of-15, he was on the other end of the spectrum. Kaminsky scored his first eight points in the first three minutes and kept it going for his 31 minutes. Marvin Williams (knee) is going to miss at least one more and likely more time beyond that, so hopefully Frank can keep it going. He's worth a look. Saturday, 6:59 pm
  • John Henson scores 20 points in 27 minutes
    John Henson scored 20 points in 27 minutes against the Nets on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: What? Coach Jason Kidd is being consistent with his minutes at the five? Henson has played 25.5 minutes per game in his last four with fantastic averages of 14.8 points, 7.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 3.0 blocks and 0.5 steals. We all know Kidd can change his rotation as often as he changes his shirt, but Henson has to be owned everywhere now. Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • Larry Nance will not play on Saturday night
    Larry Nance (right knee contusion) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers will be short in the forward department, so there may be a few extra minutes going to Thomas Robinson and Luol Deng. They could also get away with some smaller lineups against the thin Grizzlies squad. Nance is only day-to-day. Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores eight in nine minutes
    Darrell Arthur scored eight points in nine minutes against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Even with Nikola Jokic (wrist) out, Arthur still couldn't get decent run. Arthur can stay on the wire in most leagues. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn goes bonkers in win vs. Wolves
    Kyle O'Quinn came out of nowhere against the Wolves on Friday with 20 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. That's season highs in points, boards and minutes for KOQ in his start today. He was outstanding on the defensive end and coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with him after not playing him for more than 18 minutes in any of his previous four games. Joakim Noah (ankle) could be back for Sunday, so O'Quinn would only be worth a look in deeper leagues. This looks like one of the flukiest games of the season. Friday, 9:35 pm
  • Larry Nance has a right knee contusion
    Larry Nance has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: He bumped knees on Friday vs. Toronto and will likely be re-evaluated on Saturday morning. Nance finished with six points and six rebounds in 23 minutes. If he sits out, Julius Randle will have a heavy workload and Thomas Robinson should be in the rotation. Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) is available Friday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: With Nikola Jokic (wrist) out, Arthur will likely be in the rotation. He hasn't been healthy all season, so his minutes will likely be pretty limited. Leave him on the wire. Friday, 5:26 pm
  • Nets sign Motiejunas to $37M offer sheet
    The Nets have signed Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year, $37 million offer sheet.

    Advice: Wow. The Rockets will have three days to match, but that doesn't seem likely. D-Mo didn't have many suitors this summer because his troublesome back raised several red flags, but clearly that didn't faze the Nets. Assuming the Rockets don't match, D-Mo could find minutes at both the four and five in Brooklyn and could have some value in deeper leagues -- he averaged 6.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.4 treys in 14.8 minutes per game in 2015-16 with Houston. For now, Trevor Booker's owners shouldn't be too worried. Friday, 4:40 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn getting another start
    Kyle O'Quinn will get another start against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks were destroyed in the first quarter on Wednesday with Karl-Anthony Towns going for 22 in that frame, so O'Quinn may be on a short leash. Marshall Plumlee played 12 minutes in the second half while Mindaugus Kuzminskas saw 11 minutes in that time. Kuzminskas may be the most appealing guy in this group. Daily Slant: O'Quinn isn't a recommended DFS play this evening, but Noah's absence does improve the outlook for a few of the Timberwolves. Karl Anthony-Towns destroyed this defense on Wednesday, and draws an equally attractive match-up here. The Knicks will likely make it more of a point to try to take him away, so Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng are all strong GPP plays. Dieng should benefit if the Knicks throw extra front-court attention at Towns. Friday, 3:06 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu practices, still out Saturday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) practiced on Friday and remains out for Saturday against Miami.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign for Aminu, who has missed the last 12 games. He's had a smooth transition to playing all power forward this season, which has allowed Moe Harkless to step up as a three. Aminu's return with 27 minutes per game would take minutes away from guys like Ed Davis, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh. Aminu is a borderline asset in standard leagues. Friday, 1:58 pm
  • Nets assign Chris McCullough to D-League
    Chris McCullough has been assigned to Long Island Nets for their game tomorrow night in Canton, Ohio.

    Advice: This means McCullough won't be available for Brooklyn's game vs. the Bucks on Saturday. He is not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues. Friday, 10:24 am
  • Pelicans Assign Cheick Diallo to D-League
    The Pelicans assigned Cheick Diallo to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Diallo has appeared in six D-League games and is averaging 14.3 points on .553 shooting from the floor, 6.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Diallo will likely bounce back-and-forth all season. He is not on the fantasy radar. Friday, 9:40 am
  • Rockets hope to keep Donatas Motiejunas
    Donatas Motiejunas is expected to sign an offer sheet with the Nets, but the Rockets are not ready to give up hope that they might him.

    Advice: Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been told to expect to receive an offer sheet, possibly as soon as Friday. Motiejunas had met with the Brooklyn Nets this week and had been examined by their team physicians as the Nets prepare an offer sheet. "We're big fans of Donatas," Morey said. "We hope to have him at some point this year. It's our understanding he will probably sign something in the next day. We won't know until it's official. We don't know how much it will be." The Rockets would have three days to match an offer sheet or let him join the Nets. From a fantasy perspective, landing in Brooklyn offers more upside for Motiejunas. Friday, 8:07 am
  • In the Tank: Frank Kaminsky scores one point
    Frank Kaminsky had a rough night during his start against the Mavs on Thursday, scoring one point with three rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yuck. Kaminsky has gone in the tank since he was given an added opportunity. In the five games since the Marvin Williams (knee) injury, Kaminsky made just 25.9 percent from the field for 8.4 points, 5.2 boards, 2.6 assists and 0.6 treys. This was really the first time his minutes took a big hit, so he may bounce back. That said, we don't fault you at all for wanting to move on to someone else. His value will certainly drop once Marvin comes back. Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • John Henson blocks five shots, scores 12
    John Henson played 25 minutes against the Nets on Thursday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist and five blocks.

    Advice: Believe it or not, we may actually have a consistent role for Henson. He's played at least 21 minutes in each of his last three games, averaging 13.0 points, 8.0 boards, 1.3 assists and 3.3 blocks. This does come with a grain of salt because the matchups have helped Henson, but his block rate is just too good to leave on the wire in any standard-style league. Thursday, 7:06 pm
  • Nets recall their young guys
    The Nets have recalled Yogi Ferrell and Chris McCullough from Long Island and they are available to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: Both players saw action for Long Island on Thursday with McCullough scoring 20 points and Ferrell scoring 18. They could get minutes if this game gets to garbage time. Thursday, 2:53 pm
  • Darrell Arthur probable for Friday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is probable for Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday due to an illness and should be back. Arthur won't be playing much while the Nuggets are somewhat healthy at the four and five. Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Nets preparing Donatas Motiejunas offer sheet
    The Nets are reportedly preparing an offer sheet for Donatas Motiejunas.

    Advice: Assuming the Rockets don't match the offer sheet in the next three days, Motiejunas will become a member of the Nets. It's unclear what shape he's in, but he's worth a speculative pickup in deeper leagues as he'll see minutes in Brooklyn. Thursday, 10:54 am
  • Josh McRoberts starts without leaving a mark
    Josh McRoberts started at PF for the Heat on Wednesday, finishing with one point, three rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover in 16 minutes.

    Advice: McRoberts missed all four of his shots and he was the only Heat player to post a negative plus-minus rating during tonight's road win. Miami is also likely to get some healthy players back in the near future, including Justise Winslow, so there's no reason to grab McBob in standard leagues. Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn gets the start, scores two
    Kyle O'Quinn started for Joakim Noah (ankle) on Wednesday, finishing with two points, eight rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Wolves.

    Advice: Even though his beard makes him look like he's 36, O'Quinn is just 26 years old. When Noah is out, the Knicks don't really play KOQ too often, averaging just 20.5 minutes in his previous two starts. He's not a great pickup. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Larry Nance posts double-double in 26 minutes
    Larry Nance was productive in 26 minutes vs. Chicago on Wednesday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and one assist.

    Advice: Nance made 5-of-8 shots with just one turnover and he's a sneaky late-round value despite playing just 21.8 minutes per game. The presence of Julius Randle continues to cap his ceiling, and he's not a great option in points leagues, but roto owners should give him a look for high-efficiency offense, low turnovers, and a handful of boards and defensive stats. Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • McRoberts, McGruder & Babbitt starting vs DEN
    Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Luke Babbitt, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's another new lineup for the Heat, who look to be without Josh Richardson (ankle) for this one. McRoberts likely won't play too much after playing just seven minutes on Monday. He's not a reliable fantasy option in most leagues. Wednesday, 5:25 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will start Wednesday vs. MIN
    Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves with Joakim Noah (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: In two starts this season, O'Quinn owns forgettable averages of 6.0 points, 6.5 boards and just 0.5 blocks per contest through 20.5 minutes, so while he'll see some increased opportunity with the first unit, he's still not a great target in most settings. Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Darrell Arthur ruled out for Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday night against the Heat.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (thigh) back, the Nuggets won't need Arthur as much. Wilson Chandler should slide over to the four more tonight and should still get plenty of minutes. Arthur isn't worth stashing in most leagues. Wednesday, 1:32 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) sits out shootaround
    Darrell Arthur (illness) did not participate during shootaround and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Arthur sitting out shootaround is a pretty good indication that he won't be playing tonight. He's not worth owning anywhere. Wednesday, 10:22 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu's (calf) nearing a return?
    Al-Farouq Aminu's (left calf strain) could be back in action as soon as Saturday's game against the Heat, according to Trail Blazers' Insider Jason Quick.

    Advice: Aminu was reportedly moving around well during Tuesday's practice, going through sprints and getting some nice lift on his jumper, and Quick speculates that his return will come no later than next week. Once he's back, Ed Davis will return to the bench where he'll split minutes with Meyers Leonard. Aminu wasn't playing very well at all prior to the injury, ranking well outside the top-150 with averages of 6.4 points, 6.6 boards, 1.1 triples and 1.4 steals per game on 27.9 percent shooting, so he's only worth a speculative add in deep points leagues. Wednesday, 8:40 am
  • Michael Beasley scores 17 off the bench
    Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting on Tuesday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He added two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triple in a season-high 26 minutes. Beasley took some minutes away from Tony Snell and Mirza Teletovic (DNP-CD), and he's scored in double digits in back-to-back games for the first time this season. However, he's a one-trick pony in fantasy and won't really help you outside of the scoring column. Leave him on the wire in standard leagues. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Henson plays well in second straight start
    John Henson made his second straight start on Tuesday vs. the Cavaliers and played well, scoring seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Greg Monroe logged 26 minutes off the bench and it looks like he and Henson will be splitting the center minutes on most nights -- Miles Plumlee played just a couple minutes. Coach Jason Kidd can be unpredictable with his rotations, but Henson is coming off a 20-point effort with seven boards, three blocks, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes against the Magic on Sunday, so feel free to grab him off the wire if you need blocks and boards. Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky bottoms out on Tuesday
    Frank Kaminsky played 27 minutes and hit just 1-of-11 shots for two points, three rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Ouch. He was also 0-for-6 from downtown and after stringing together a run of six straight double-digit scoring nights, he simply couldn't get it going tonight. Marvin Williams is still hurt and Jeremy Lamb went down tonight, so Kaminsky's minutes and starting role should be safe for now. If you recently picked him up, pretend like you never saw this line and get ready for his next game. Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • Chris McCullough recalled from the D-League
    Chris McCullough has been recalled from the D-League.

    Advice: He may play limited minutes off the bench tonight, but not enough to matter in any setting. Tuesday, 3:00 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (sick) questionable Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Arthur seems to always find a way to pop up on the injury report, but he's not a meaningful part of the rotation anyway. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 1:26 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 12 points in win
    Frank Kaminsky scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting in Monday's win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Kaminsky and Kemba Walker were the only starters who eclipsed the 30-minute mark in the blowout, so we know Frank the Tank is going to get plenty of minutes with Marvin Williams (knee) out for at least a week. He grabbed six rebounds with three assists, but he missed all four of his triples. Kaminsky is not going to light it up, but he should do enough to help standard-league owners for at least the next week or so. Williams was struggling before the injury, so it's not impossible for Kaminsky to hold onto his new job. Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) running at 3/4 speed
    Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) was spotted going through some shooting drills on Monday.

    Advice: Aminu was running at roughly 75 percent speed in the half court and spotting up for 3-point shots, so this is another small step in the right direction. He's still a ways away however, and owners in standard leagues without an IR-spot may want to move on to healthier options. Ed Davis has been starting with Meyers Leonard seeing sporadic minutes, but neither of those guys are consistent enough to rely upon in standard settings. Monday, 1:13 pm
  • Chris McCullough sent down for D-League stint
    Chris McCullough has been sent down for a D-League stint.

    Advice: Unless your league rewards D-League call-ups and send-downs, McCullough isn't worth owning. Monday, 11:31 am
  • Larry Nance (thumb) gets 12 & 10 vs. Hawks
    Larry Nance (sprained right thumb) came off the bench on Sunday for a season-high 10 rebounds with 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting and three assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The thumb injury didn't inhibit Nance tonight and he crashed the glass with his usual gusto, getting four of his boards on the offensive end. He's a solid streaming option while Julius Randle is out, and he could hold value even after Randle returns. Nance isn't a great points-league option but his efficiency has secured top-100 value through L.A.'s first 17 games. Nov 27, 9:50 pm
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