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  • Rajon Rondo will backup Jerian Grant Tuesday
    Rajon Rondo will serve as Jerian Grant's primary backup on Tuesday.

    Advice: He may be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s, which isn't really enough time for him to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Michael Carter-Williams may go from starter to DNP-CD tonight. Rotoworld.com 38 minutes ago
  • Sergio Rodriguez will backup McConnell Tues
    Sergio Rodriguez will be T.J. McConnell's backup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday, but he'll be back in his regular reserve role tonight, flirting with minutes in the teens. As a reserve, Rodriguez isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • Kawhi Leonard (rest, hand) expected to play
    Kawhi Leonard (rest, hand) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Things aren't quite official just yet, but Gregg Popovich described Leonard's absence from Monday's game as precautionary, and Leonard wasn't on the injury report at shootaround so he'll likely be back in action tonight. With Kawhi back, Kyle Anderson will return to the bench where he'll lose most his value. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
  • Michael Carter-Williams to come off the bench
    Michael Carter-Williams will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Magic, with Jerian Grant getting the start at point guard.

    Advice: MCW said that Fred Hoiberg told him Rajon Rondo will be Grant's primary backup on Tuesday, so Carter-Williams could be headed for a DNP-CD. He was struggling as a starter, and it's only going to get worse as a reserve, so he's a cut candidate in most scenarios. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:44 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will play Tuesday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will play Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Patterson has spent the past six games on the sidelines, so he might not be working with a full complement of minutes tonight. With Patterson getting back to the court, and Jared Sullinger working his way into game shape, Lucas Nogueira could be in danger of losing some playing time. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:45 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Ed Davis (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Davis averages just 16.9 minutes a night, so his playing status doesn't carry much weight in fantasy hoops. If he can't give it a go on Wednesday, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh would split his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:12 pm
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  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) questionable Wednesday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: This is the first time Lamb has been designated with the questionable tag since going down with the foot issue, so maybe he can get back to the court on Wednesday night following a six-game absence. If he does, he could take away some minutes from Marco Belinelli, but it's unlikely he'll earn enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
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  • Cody Zeller (quad) questionable Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (quad contusion) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a quad contusion for Zeller, but it hasn't taken much to force him to the sidelines this season. If he's out, Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes will split the five-man minutes, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis (quad) expects to play vs. OKC
    Anthony Davis (quad) practiced on Tuesday and said he's expecting to play Wednesday against the Thunder.

    Advice: It's looking like the quad issue will only end up costing Davis one game on the sidelines, so Terrence Jones figures to head back to the bench on Wednesday night and his value will take a hit with the move to the second unit. Owners can expect another update on Davis following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but things are trending in a positive direction here. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:08 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) probable for Tuesday
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Patterson appears primed to make his return after missing six straight and 10 of the Raptors last 12 games due to a left knee injury. However, it remains to be seen just how many minutes he will play. He will be forced to split minutes with Jared Sullinger, Lucas Nogueira and Pascal Siakam. For what it's worth, the Raps game notes list Lucas Nogueira as the projected starter at power forward and Norman Powell starting at shooting guard in place DeMar DeRozan (ankle). Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 am
  • Patterson (knee) playing in 4-on-4 games
    Patrick Patterson (knee) went through another series of four-on-four games Monday and could return Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Patterson has missed each of the Raps last six games. For what its worth, he is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday's game. Patterson was averaging 28 minutes per contest prior to his injury. However, now that Jared Sullinger has returned and Lucas Nogueira has played better than expected, it is very unlikely that Patterson will approach 28 minutes on a nightly basis even after he is fully recovered. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
  • Austin Rivers' confidence on the rise
    Austin Rivers says he knew he was going to have a big season in 2016-17, as he finished up last year strong and went into the summer with confidence.

    Advice: "It’s not like this is a shock to me. I knew I was going to play well this year," said Rivers. "I knew it was coming." After pouring in 27 points in Monday night's win over the Hawks, Rivers is averaging 19.4 points (on 51.8 percent shooting), 4.4 assists and 2.4 3-pointers over the Clippers last eight games. Rivers' ownership levels should remain sky-high for as long as Chris Paul (thumb) is sidelined. In his 16 starts this season, Rivers is averaging 17.4 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
  • Alec Burks scores 13 points in loss to OKC
    Alec Burks scored 13 points for the second straight game on Monday vs. the Thunder, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line with two rebounds and two assists in a season-high 25 minutes

    Advice: Burks is now in the rotation with Rodney Hood (knee) out and he played 19 minutes in his previous outing. "Being out for so long, it's hard to get back into the rhythm, but I'm getting there. I feel like I'm getting better," Burks said. "I feel more comfortable with my teammates. I'm making progress." Burks took an ill-advised shot in the final seconds of the two-point loss, but the fact that he was even in there suggests that he will be a big part of Utah's plans in the short term. If you have something to cut in a deep league, give Burks a look since the Jazz play three more times this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Steven Adams blocks four shots in return
    Steven Adams (concussion) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz and scored nine points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks.

    Advice: The Thunder didn't waste any time easing him back into action by giving the big man a 37-minute workload. Rudy Gobert usually shuts down opposing centers, so Adams' owners should take this line and run. Adams will be a strong play against a Pelicans team on Wednesday that could be without Anthony Davis (quad). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside scores 10 points in win
    Hassan Whiteside scored 10 points with 15 rebounds, one block and two steals vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: The Heat have suddenly won four games in a row which is their longest streak of the season. Whiteside wasn't efficient tonight and hit 4-of-13 shots from the field and 2-of-5 from the line, but he played 36 minutes which suggests he's healthy after tweaking his ankle last week. HW has been a little disappointing this season, but his schedule looks tasty moving forward with three out of nine games against the Nets including on Wednesday night in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • C.J. Miles starts, scores 10 for Pacers
    C.J. Miles replaced Glenn Robinson in the starting lineup on Monday and hit 4-of-14 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in a 109-103 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Miles can get hot at any time, but is currently not feeling it, hitting just 29 percent of his shots over his last five games. He's worth keeping an eye on if he sticks in the starting lineup, but he's injury prone and is averaging just 6.8 points and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five. But he's also set to get a boost if Monta Ellis misses time with his sprained ankle, so now might be a good time to think about taking a flier on Miles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits game-winner, scores 33
    Dion Waiters hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's 105-102 win over the Warriors, finishing with 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: He scored a season-high 33 points for the second game in a row with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) on the shelf, including 11 points in the final quarter. With just a few seconds left in regulation, Waiters pulled up over Klay Thompson for an incredible fadeaway triple (link below). He logged 33 minutes and added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and six triples, and with Johnson out the next two games, it now makes sense to add Waiters while he's rolling. He had a massive 30.3 usage rate tonight and the Heat play three more times this week, but just keep in mind that his FG percentage can be volatile and his value will take a sizable hit when the Heat get some bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Austin Rivers tweaks ankle in win
    Austin Rivers played through a sprained ankle and finished Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks with 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and five 3-pointers on 10-of-21 shooting, and played 41 minutes despite the injury.

    Advice: The ankle sprain didn't look great on television, but Rivers powered through it and looked like the best player on the court tonight. He's playing very well right now. averaging 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. River and teammate Raymond Felton are both players to own for as long as Chris Paul remains out with his thumb injury, which will be at least for another month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 13, fills stat sheet
    Cody Zeller hit 4-of-7 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks before fouling out of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Zeller's line might have been even more impressive had he not fouled out, while Roy Hibbert played just 12 minutes off the bench for five points and two rebounds, despite Zeller's disqualification. Zeller is basically a must-own center right now and this game backs up that thinking. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) available to return
    Austin Rivers (ankle) is available to return on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The injury looked pretty bad and Rivers had quite a limp, but the Clippers finally get some injury luck with this report. Rivers was the best player on the floor in the first half, so his owners are very fortunate right now. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) goes to locker room
    Austin Rivers (ankle) left Monday's game vs. the Hawks and went back to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will play Monday
    Steven Adams (concussion) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He returns just in time to face Rudy Gobert. The matchup is brutal, but season-long owners can activate Adams in lineups after a two-game absence. Barring a surprise, Jerami Grant will return to the bench with Adams back in action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • C.J. Miles starting, Glenn Robinson to bench
    C.J. Miles will start in place of Glenn Robinson III on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Pacers have lost two straight games and coach Nate McMillan wants to shake things up. Miles has been held to single-digit points in his last four games, but maybe the move into the first unit will get him going. Put him on your radar if you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:23 pm
  • Anthony Davis (quad) officially out Monday
    Anthony Davis (quad) has been officially ruled out for Monday's game vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry said on Sunday that he expected Davis to play, but he changed his tune during the pre-game media session in which he called him doubtful. The injury is "basically a charley horse" according to Gentry, but the Pelicans always treat their franchise player with kid gloves. Terrence Jones looks like a strong play in all formats tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:09 pm
  • Anthony Davis (quad) doubtful for Monday
    Alvin Gentry doesn't anticipate Anthony Davis (quad) being able to play Monday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Gentry hasn't yet officially ruled him out, calling AD a game-time call, but he acknowledged that he doesn't expect Davis to take the court tonight. If Davis is forced to the sidelines, Terrence Jones would move into the starting lineup, and he'd make for an intriguing DFS play. Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday will also shoulder the offensive burden if Davis is out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:35 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (hand, Nets) out Monday
    Kawhi Leonard (hand, Nets) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's resting for "precautionary" reasons against the worst team in the NBA, so Leonard's owners can expect to have him back for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. With Leonard out, expect to see a lot of Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson at the three. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) returns to practice
    Patrick Patterson (knee) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: It sounds like he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs after missing the last six games. With Jared Sullinger and Lucas Nogueira both healthy, the Raptors will be able to ease Patterson back into action and we'd be very surprised if his role of 28.0 minutes per game doesn't take a sizable hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • Dion Waiters working on his finishing at rim
    Dion Waiters said he's working on his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: "Coaches told me to be aggressive, be me, do what I do best, get to the rack," Waiters said. "I get there with the best of them. It’s about me finishing when I get there. I work on it every day." That's arguably one of Waiters' biggest weaknesses, but he said Goran Dragic gave him some tips on how to improve including "being physical, lowering my shoulder." Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so Waiters could be busy once again after scoring 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 am
  • Steven Adams (concussion) held to non-contact
    Steven Adams (concussion) was limited to non-contact work on Sunday, and his status remains unclear for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Adams did travel with the team for their road game, which is a good sign, but owners will have to wait until shootaround for another update. OKC has four games next week, so even if Adams sits on Monday he could still have a productive slate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:03 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Sunday vs. Suns
    Patrick Patterson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Patterson was able to go through a full practice on Saturday, and while head coach Dwane Casey said acknowledged that he's now pain-free, he wants to be extra cautious and give Patterson an extra day to rest up. The Raptors have a back-to-back set coming up Tuesday vs. San Antonio and Wednesday in Memphis, and it seems likely that Patterson will be able to get back for at least one of those games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:22 pm
  • Report: CHI actively shopping Rondo, Mirotic
    The Bulls are reportedly actively shopping Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic, although thus far, GM Gar Forman has not seen an offer he deems a worthy return.

    Advice: "Obviously, you knew that would be the case with Rondo," an unnamed source said. "But they don’t like what they’re hearing back on [Mirotic] either. Then again, that’s a [front office] that tends to overvalue its assets." With how low Rondo's value is right now around the league, the Bulls may be forced to outright cut him in order to get him off the roster, but until he's wearing a different jersey he won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Mirotic is consistently inconsistent, and a change to the name across the front of his uniform may not be able to change that. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:58 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will travel to Utah
    Steven Adams (concussion) is traveling to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: There's no word that he's officially cleared the league mandated concussion protocol testing, but him traveling with the team is an encouraging sign. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround, and if he is able to get back to the court, Jerami Grant would more than likely return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Anthony Davis (quad) expected to play Monday
    Anthony Davis (right quad) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Davis missed his second practice in a row on Sunday, but the Pelicans are likely just being cautious with their franchise center. Gentry said Davis' injury is "basically a charley horse," but keep in mind that he's been battling through an absurd amount of other ailments recently. While Davis said he's getting better every day, he added that he's still sore and is "not sure" about his status. Davis will be officially listed as questionable. Regardless of his status, Terrence Jones should be owned as an elite handcuff. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:15 am
  • Alec Burks looks great vs. Pacers
    Alec Burks scored 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was the Burks we were expecting after the Rodney Hood injury (knee) last weekend. He did run some of the second-unit offense and attacked like he has done throughout his career. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here. Joe Ingles has a strong grip on his role as the short-term starter, playing 33 minutes with two points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:15 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scored zero points in six minutes
    Rajon Rando was held scoreless in six minutes on Saturday against the Kings.

    Advice: Rondo did not attempt any shots, but dished out four assists and got a steal. The fact that he played just six minutes, despite Michael Carter-Williams struggling, has to be concerning. It appears that Rondo will not have a big role in Chicago in the foreseeable future and only a trade will help his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:47 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes as the starting point guard against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: The fact that he started over Raymond Felton was a good sign, but getting smoked in the first half negates that. With Blake Griffin (knee) getting really close, it should affect Rivers the most because he's more of a score-first guard and that's not needed as much next to BG. Plus, he has been a nightmare on defense. He's a hold for the rest of the month, but may fall off in February. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 41 points
    Kawhi Leonard won the battle against LeBron James during a thrilling 118-115 overtime victory in Cleveland on Saturday, scoring a career-high 41 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

    Advice: He's not a system player. He's a system, player. Leonard's offense has been better than his defense these days with six consecutive games of at least 30 points. He joins only George "The Iceman" Gervin as the only two in Spurs history to do that. Leonard wasn't expected to have a J coming out of college, but he posted a 58.7 effective field goal percentage on just his 92 jumpers alone in his last six. The Spurs are first in the NBA in offensive rating in that span and it's all about Kawhi. The Spurs are a Kawhi system these days. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside double-doubles vs. the Bucks
    Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points with 15 rebounds and two blocks in Saturday's win over Milwaukee.

    Advice: Whiteside recorded his 27th double-double of the season and continues to play well for the Heat. After rolling his ankle in the last game, he did not appear to have any lingering effects tonight. He's averaging career highs in minutes, points and rebounds. Aside from his poor free throw shooting, there's still hope for his owners to get what they paid for on draft day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:27 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores season-high 33 points
    Dion Waiters hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

    Advice: As expected, coach Erik Spoelstra used the old C.J. McCollum rotation move for Waiters, giving him 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes tonight. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day with his surgically-repaired shoulder from last year, so he could miss time despite being day-to-day. Waiters should have value in that time, so he's worth a pickup for owners seeing good short-term output and some top-150 kind of numbers once Johnson is back. Josh Richardson (foot) would hurt him too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 in 31 minutes
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: This resembles the Zeller we should get going forward over the one that saw just 24.0 minutes per game in the previous two. Zeller has been a top-100 player in his last 10 games, which is probably around where he'll be the rest of the way with a little mid-round upside when he's in a groove. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Dion Waiters sticking in the starting unit
    Dion Waiters will stick in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: This is somewhat interesting with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out. With Goran Dragic as really the only ball-handler, we will probably see Waiters be used in a C.J. McCollum-esque role. In other words, he'll likely be staggered from Goran Dragic to make him the backup one to go with his starting two duties. He should be busy tonight and gains value while Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb still out for Saturday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: The updates have been pretty sparse on Lamb, so he's likely looking at a few more games out. With him out, it'll be Marco Belinelli and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist getting more solidified roles. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:38 pm
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  • Ed Davis (ankle) out again for Saturday
    Ed Davis (ankle) is out for Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He didn't exactly look right on Friday and it wasn't just because he had to guard Joel Embiid. With Davis back, there could be a few extra minutes for Meyers Leonard, Al-Farouq Aminu and Noah Vonleh. There's no need to react to this news. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:50 pm
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  • Steven Adams still in the protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) is still in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's possible he won't travel for Monday's game and the team won't know until tomorrow. The game is in Utah, so you can bet Enes Kanter will be getting big minutes regardless. Domantas Sabonis and Jerami Grant have stepped up, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:26 am
  • Anthony Davis (right quad) doesn't practice
    Anthony Davis (right quad) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry said he doesn't believe it will be a long-term issue. Davis has been taking an absurd amount of bumps and bruises lately and he was limping around for most of the second half on Friday. He's gone to the locker room more often than not lately, which has been a thorn in the side of his fantasy owners in DFS and in season long. The Pelicans are off until Monday, so he should be better for that one. Terrence Jones should still be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:23 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) practices fully
    Patrick Patterson (knee) went through the Raptors full practice on Saturday.

    Advice: With Lucas Noguiera (concussion) also sidelined Friday night, the Raps went small and started Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll at the forward spots. Jared Sullinger and Pascal Siakam saw 17 and 19 minutes, respectively, off the bench. The Raps next game is Sunday vs. Phoenix. We will have to wait for an update regarding Patterson's status for that contest. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:33 am
  • Anthony Davis (quad) receiving treatment
    The Pelicans did not provide an update on Anthony Davis' quad injury on Friday night, saying only that they would "take a look at it."

    Advice: Davis suffered a right quad contusion seven minutes into the third quarter. Here is the full quote from coach Alvin Gentry: "He got kneed, we'll take a look at it. He got hit early on and he tried to play through it, and obviously it got to the point that it didn't make sense for him to be out there." Davis did not speak to the media after the game because he was receiving treatment. Remarkably, it was the fifth time in the last six games that Davis either left a game or missed it entirely because of an injury. The Pels don't play again until Monday, so we will likely have to wait for a formal update. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 am
  • Ed Davis returned to action on Friday January 20. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:41 am
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  • Alec Burks gets just 12 minutes
    Alec Burks played 12 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with seven points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He actually got some run at point guard tonight, but clearly the Jazz aren't ready up Burks' minutes so soon with the team playing well. If you haven't dropped him yet, we'll let you know if he pops back up. It does help that the Jazz seem pretty clueless on their backup point guard right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:18 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams has another rough one
    Michael Carter-Williams had another rough night on Friday against the Hawks, scoring three points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Despite how the Bulls have been a disaster lately, their starting unit has a respectable +0.5 net rating in their last seven. That's good news for Carter-Williams to keep his job, but he's not doing much with it. He hasn't even been worth owning in 16-team league since starting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores two points
    Rajon Rondo scored two points with three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He was in the rotation, but he's been flat out awful. Rondo can't make free throws, he can't finish at the rim and he's had some defensive issues. We saw Rondo have a really nice season last year, so maybe a trade can get him going. We don't suggest stashing him in most cases. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Anthony Davis gets banged up yet again
    Anthony Davis suffered a right quad contusion against the Nets on Friday, finishing with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes.

    Advice: That's yet another injury for Davis. In the last week, we have him down for bumps and bruises to the following areas: right quad, left hip, right hip, tailbone, left fingers, left thumb and right wrist. Before the injury, he was actually going off, but he was limping throughout the second half. He'll likely be on the injury report, but he has until Jan. 23 to get right. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:22 pm
  • Ed Davis makes his return
    Ed Davis (ankle) played 15 minutes with two points, six rebounds, one assist and five fouls in 15 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: This is definitely one of those Ed Davis games for coach Terry Stotts. The coach loves to use Davis against the stud bigs and put Davis on Joel Embiid quite a bit tonight. He does not have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:36 pm
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  • Cody Zeller gets just 23 minutes
    Cody Zeller played 23 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert had a decent game again and the game got to garbage time, so that explains the dip in playing time. Zeller has been flirting with mid-round value in 2017, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Anthony Davis wearing right wrist tape
    Anthony Davis was wearing right wrist wrap in warmups on Friday before the game against the Nets.

    Advice: To be clear, he is fully expected to play without any restriction. Davis suffered a minor wrist injury on Wednesday, but he did return. He has recently suffered injuries to his left hip, right hip, right wrist, left fourth and fifth fingers, left thumb and tailbone in the last week. All that said, he could have a massive game today against the NBA's fastest team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:16 pm
  • Ed Davis likely to play on Friday
    Ed Davis (ankle) is likely to play against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts and the Blazers may not give us another update on Boss, but it makes sense to use him with how Stotts like Davis against skilled bigs. Obviously, fantasy owners shouldn't be reacting to this news at almost any depth. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:46 pm
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  • Bebe Nogueira, Pat Patterson out again
    Patrick Patterson (knee) and Lucas Noguiera (concussion) will not play against the Hornets on Friday night.

    Advice: We'll see if the Raptors are going to play Jared Sullinger a little more, but it's unlikely to be much more than his 14 minutes. Pascal Siakam should get some added run at power forward, but the Raptors could definitely go small a lot against a smaller four in Marvin Williams. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:05 pm
  • Steven Adams remains in concussion protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) has not yet been cleared to return to play, as he is still in concussion protocol.

    Advice: Adams has missed each of the Thunder's last two games. Fortunately, OKC doesn't play again until Monday vs. Utah, which gives Adams a few extra days to recuperate. Check back in over the weekend for an update on his status. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) doubtful for Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) appears unlikely to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Patterson has missed four straight games due to knee issues. Lucas Nogueira is also doubtful, leaving the Raps shorthanded in the frontcourt. Pascal Siakam will likely start. Jared Sullinger (foot) returned Wednesday and played 14 minutes. He should see around 15 minutes again on Friday. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross could also see additional minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 am
  • Ed Davis (ankle) probable for Friday
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game vs. 76ers

    Advice: Davis missed Wednesday's game due to the ankle sprain. There is only minimal fantasy impact here, as Davis will split minutes off the bench with Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:08 am
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  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out Friday
    Jeremy Lamb (inflamed metatarsal) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Lamb has missed due to the foot injury. We have yet to receive a formal indication from the team regarding when Lamb is expected to return to the lineup. Marco Belinelli played well of the Hornets bench on Wednesday, scoring 13 points (on 5-of-8 shooting) and grabbing five boards in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:02 am
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  • Anthony Davis aiming to win All-Star MVP
    Anthony Davis said that he will definitely do his best to take home MVP honors in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in New Orleans.

    Advice: 'I'm definitely going after trying to get MVP, especially here in New Orleans. 'Coach Gentry told me every time I catch it, put it up. So I'm going to go out there and represent the city and try to walk away with that MVP for sure," said Davis. The Brow also talked about how he is becoming more comfortable playing center. ''I like playing the four, but right now with the team that we have and the way we are playing with small ball, it's helpful and I'm beneficial to the team at the five." Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:18 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside has quiet night vs. Mavs
    Hassan Whiteside hit 6-of-12 shots for 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in Thursday’s win against the Mavs.

    Advice: Whiteside briefly left the game after rolling his ankle, but was able to return. He also took a hit to the throat, but was fine after a timeout. Clearly it was not his night. This was his sixth game this season with fewer than 10 rebounds and his fifth game without a block. He has scored in double figures in his five games since returning from his eye injury. The Heat face the Bucks on Saturday who are giving up 14.8 rebounds per game to opposing centers, so Whiteside should bounce back nicely. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:09 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb, hand) escapes Wed
    Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) played 29 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points (9-of-17 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: AD survived yet another injury scare tonight when he left to get X-rays on his left hand, but he quickly returned while wearing a splint on two fingers. He seems to be perpetually banged up, yet he's only missed three games this season. The risk of a shutdown is limited by the fact that New Orleans is just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture, and thus far Davis has paid off richly for his risk-taking owners. As a precaution, we'll add him to the injury report ahead of Friday's home game vs. Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez logs 19 bench minutes
    Sergio Rodriguez went back to the bench on Wednesday, posting four points, seven rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Rodriguez started Monday's game in place of T.J. McConnell (wrist), but the well ran dry with McConnell back in action tonight. His numbers as a reserve are sufficient to explain his lack of fantasy appeal -- 4.0 points on 26.7 percent shooting, 1.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.6 steals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play at PHI
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: His knee injury has kept him to just two games in 2017. Luckily for the Raptors, they have Jared Sullinger (foot) back for limited minutes -- he's likely only going to play 10-15 minutes tonight. The Raptors will also likely go smaller tonight while Pascal Siakam could play 20 minutes. None of these guys mentioned are worth using in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez will come off the bench Weds
    Sergio Rodriguez will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell (wrist) is back in action tonight, and he'll immediately be re-inserted into the starting five, which could result in Rodriguez' minutes plunging to the teens, rendering him a non-option in most formats. Nik Stauskas, Robert Covington, Ersan Ilyasova and Joel Embiid will join McConnell in the starting five for tonight's game. Daily Slant: With McConnell back in action, Rodriguez isn't a DFS option, but the two should continue to cut into each other's production to an extent. McConnell is a good bet for 30-32 minutes of run, but with almost the entire roster active, Joel Embiid looks like the only strong DFS target on a nine-game slate. Embiid is 4th in the NBA in usage rate and faces a Toronto defense that ranks 18th in rebounding rate and sits about league average in defensive efficiency. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:31 pm
  • Rajon Rondo fading, scores zero Tuesday
    Rajon Rondo played 23 minutes off the bench on Tuesday but missed all four of his shots and failed to score, finishing with just three rebounds and five assists in a loss to the Mavs.

    Advice: Rondo is fading fast, hasn't scored more than six points in any of his last four games, and is averaging just 3.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 0.5 steals over his last four games, while hitting just 6-of-25 shots over that stretch. There are simply better players to spend your time and effort on than Rondo right now, but he's probably still worth holding in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Steven Adams has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still going through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and he won't be able to return until he clears all the necessary steps. Because the Warriors like to play small, Jerami Grant could be looking at another start sans Adams, and Enes Kanter should see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark. After Wednesday, the Thunder don't play again until Monday vs. the Jazz, so this might only end up being a two-game absence for Adams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Tuesday vs. BKN
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and his absence essentially ensures that Lucas Nogueira will get another start at the four-spot. Nogueira is worth owning as a shot blocking specialist in most leagues, while Patterson isn't worth a roster spot almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:50 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Hornets
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Davis only lasted five minutes on Monday night before the ankle flared up on him, so he could be spending a few games on the shelf here as he gets his ankle back to 100 percent. Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh will likely split Davis' minutes, but that means very little in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:02 pm
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  • Steven Adams listed as out for Wednesday
    Steven Adams (concussion) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: To be clear, this report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, so we'd recommend checking back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Jerami Grant got the start in his place on Monday night vs. the Clippers, although the game was a massive blowout, so head coach Billy Donovan might want to rethink that strategy. If Adams can't give it a go on Wednesday, both Grant and Enes Kanter should see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Wednesday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Lamb's third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Lamb typically isn't a major part of the rotation while the team is at full strength, so there aren't any major fantasy implications here. Marco Belinelli will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:20 pm
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  • Ed Davis returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 am
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  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • Alec Burks fizzles in nine minutes
    Alec Burks played just nine minutes and missed all four of his shots, failing to score a point in Monday's 106-101 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Joe Ingles started for Rodney Hood (knee) and played well, and Joe Johnson was Joe Cool off the bench with 15 points and three 3-pointers, so Burks looks like the big loser in the Hood-injury sweepstakes. If you picked up Burks in hopes of a decent week, we'd recommend throwing him back and taking a flier on Ingles or Johnson, instead. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 pm
  • Cody Zeller goes for 13 & 8 in loss to Boston
    Cody Zeller hit 5-of-7 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Five of his rebounds were offensive, which was nice, and he played 31 minutes in the start. He had a 16 & 10 double-double on Friday and played well again tonight, meaning he should be owned in most leagues now that he's healthy and starting at center again for the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:59 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores 10 w/ six dimes
    Sergio Rodriguez moved into the starting lineup in Monday's 113-104 win over the Bucks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell (wrist) wasn't able to play and coach Brett Brown wasn't sure how much time he would miss. Rodriguez logged 32 minutes and added six assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one triple, so he looks like a nice short-term pickup and he was productive as a starter earlier this season -- he averaged 9.7 points, 6.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.7 triples in 29 previous starts. Give him a look if you need a PG who can rack up dimes. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 3:17 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez will start Monday vs. Bucks
    Sergio Rodriguez will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee, with T.J. McConnell (wrist) unavailable.

    Advice: With McConnell on the sidelines, Rodriguez may be able to see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark, although head coach Brett Brown may want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle who is in the final week of his 10-day contract. Still, Rodriguez is someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer for those looking for a boost in the assist category. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 12:09 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Monday vs. LAC
    Steven Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and he will not play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Adams won't be able to return until he clears the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and whether or not Enes Kanter moves into the starting five, he's sure to be flirting with minutes in the 30s so he could have a huge game tonight. For now, we'll be considering Adams questionable for Wednesday's game in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:58 am
  • Ed Davis (sprained ankle) will play Monday
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) is available to play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He was considered questionable, but he said his ankle felt fine after warmups. Davis has played 21 or less minutes in three straight games, so he shouldn't be in many fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 9:41 am
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  • Steven Adams scores six points, exits game
    Steven Adams (head) scored six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Adams left the game after hitting his head on the floor and never returned, as he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Thunder play against the Clippers on Monday, so if Adams did indeed suffer a concussion, he will almost certainly miss that contest. If that is the case, Enes Kanter will see a boost and becomes an enticing DFS value play. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:42 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) questionable Monday vs. WAS
    Ed Davis (sprained left ankle) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Davis suffered this injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Monday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Meyers Leonard would have the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench, but he's too inconsistent to rely upon in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 1:50 pm
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  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. The Hornets are ruling him out a full 24 hours before tip-off, an indication that he could miss additional time. Luckily for the Hornets, Nicolas Batum looked healthy in 32 minutes of action on Friday. Marco Belinelli could pick up a few extra minutes with Lamb out. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:36 am
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  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks said he's close to 100 percent after his eight-point game in 15 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he's been waiting for this for "like a year" and he said he knew he was ready to play. Burks acknowledged he had a serious injury and he's still improving. He said he wanted to get to the rim more and he plans on doing that more as he gets more comfortable. With Rodney Hood (knee) possibly missing time, Burks is a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:17 am
  • Dante Exum a non-factor vs. Orlando
    Dante Exum scored two points in seven minutes with one assist in Saturday’s win against the Magic.

    Advice: Exum appears to have fallen behind in Utah’s backcourt rotation. Alec Burks is back in the picture and played well tonight, so Exum could continue to struggle for playing time in the foreseeable future. He should not be owned in any format. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:18 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in 14 mins
    Alec Burks played 14 minutes and scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday’s 114-107 victory of the Magic.

    Advice: Burks was recalled from the D-League on Jan. 12 and could hang around for a while, as Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee in tonight’s game. He has only appeared in six games for the Jazz this season, but could see a larger role if Hood misses any time. He looked good tonight and can play multiple positions for Utah. That being said, for now, Burks can be left on waivers, but he is someone worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:12 pm
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:42 pm
  • MCW closes out, plays strong defense
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He checked in with exactly 10 minutes left in the fourth and played the rest of the game. There's a chance that Carter-Williams could be used situationally late in games, but he did bring it on the defensive end here. If he can keep that up, he'll be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. His low upside makes him only a lukewarm pickup is deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:07 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores six points
    Rajon Rondo scored six points off the bench against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes, but he did only play two minutes in the fourth quarter. Rondo is clearly behind Michael Carter-Williams for now, so the needle hasn't moved on his enough to add him in standard leagues. If you're desperate for a point guard in a deep league, feel free to give him a look to see if anything changes. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:50 pm
  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks will be in the rotation with Joe Johnson (rest) out on Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We saw Burks get five minutes on Friday night, but he didn't play well on the offensive side. The Jazz loved him at times last year with some point guard minutes, but he's in a tight spot for minutes. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 4:49 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:26 pm
  • Rajon Rondo remains in the rotation vs. NO
    Rajon Rondo will remain in the rotation on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: That means Jerian Grant is likely out of the rotation now that Jimmy Butler is back from illness. Rondo is still not worth owning, especially with the Bulls going with more no-PG lineups. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:27 pm
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:04 am
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