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  • Dwight Howard is resting Monday vs. NYK
    Dwight Howard is resting Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Howard logged 32 minutes against the Bucks on Sunday night, so the Hawks are going to give him the day off since the Knicks don't have the most imposing frontcourt with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out. Paul Millsap will slide over to center and is a strong DFS play, while Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:47 am
  • Josh Richardson to miss at least two weeks
    Josh Richardson (foot) will miss at least the next two weeks of action.

    Advice: We were waiting for a timetable but this is the best we are going to get. Unless you can stash Richardson in an IR spot, standard-league owners in a bad spot should probably move on. With that said, we still like Richardson's outlook for the rest of the season. Dion Waiters will get the bulk of the SG minutes in Richardson's absence and is worth a look if you need points. The Heat will also sign PF Okaro White to a 10-day deal on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:46 am
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  • Update: Kristaps Porzingis won't play Monday
    Updating a previous report, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He was supposed to warm up and was considered a game-time call after going through shootaround, but the Knicks are ruling him out well before tip-off which is a bit concerning. This will now be his third game in a row on the shelf and his sixth missed game of the season due to his lingering Achilles issue. The Knicks were contemplating starting Porzingis at the five in place of Joakim Noah if he was cleared, so it's going to be interesting to see which direction they go. Mindaugas Kuzminskas is a candidate to see a sizable workload with Lance Thomas (face) also out. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:48 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has cleared the concussion protocol, but he will have to get fitted for a mask to protect his orbital fracture and he's considered to be out indefinitely. Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call and will slide back into the starting lineup if he's cleared, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas is looking at a larger role off the bench in the short term and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:25 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis is a game-time call Monday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Porzingis said he felt good during the morning shootaround, but he will see how his Achilles responds in the pre-game warmups before making a final decision. It sounds like has a great chance to play vs. the Hawks and it's worth noting that Porzingis was previously targeting this game for his return. With Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be asked to take on a larger role if KP can't play. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:24 am
  • Hoiberg praises Cristiano Felicio
    Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg praised Cristiano Felicio for his recent play off the bench.

    Advice: "The other thing he gives us is a big-time defensive presence," Hoiberg said. "We can get out and trap ball screens with him because of his ability to move. There are not a lot of big bodies that move as well as he does." Dwyane Wade also said that Felicio is "really growing," and the big man is starting to establish himself as the closing center in the fourth quarter over Robin Lopez. He's averaging 6.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 18.9 minutes per game in January, but he's someone to monitor in deeper leagues going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:08 am
  • Hoiberg still confident in Doug McDermott
    Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg encouraged Doug McDermott to shoot with confidence before Sunday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: "The big thing for Doug is to trust it," Hoiberg said. "We have a lot of confidence in Doug. Everyone in this organization does. He needs to continue to take them when they’re there. We need him to make shots. When he and Nikola [Mirotic] are shooting the ball well, we generally play well.’’ McDermott responded with a career-high 31 points in the win over the Grizzlies after a brutal four-game slump, but McBuckets is just a 3-point specialist in standard leagues until he proves that he can string several good performances together. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) ruled out for Monday
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has a right wrist sprain, but he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. McConnell has thrived as the starting PG, so stick with him unless we learn that he will miss additional time. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting lineup, but the 76ers will probably want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle before his 10-day contract expires later this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Maurice Ndour was signed by NY on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Andre Drummond hits rare 3-pointer Sunday
    Andre Drummond briefly exited Sunday's game with a right leg injury, but he returned to finish with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond appeared to injure the knee or lower part of his right leg, but he was no worse the wear after returning and we'll leave him off the injury report. He wasn't very efficient tonight, hitting 6-of-17 FGs and 2-of-5 FTs, but he managed to sink a 3-pointer for the second time this season and fifth time in his career. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Luol Deng plays team-high 36 minutes
    Luol Deng returned from a rest day on Sunday with two points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, making 1-of-6 shots in a team-high 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Deng has had some nice stretches for the Lakers this year, but his rest-of-season outlook is shaky at best. As a 13-year veteran on a team that should increasingly emphasize player development down the stretch, Deng is a borderline cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores season-high 29 points
    Enes Kanter scored a season-high 29 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Sunday’s 122-118 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: Kanter recorded his 12th double-double of the season tonight and his fourth in the last six games. He finished one rebound short of tying his season-high. Steven Adams (head) left tonight’s game after hitting his head on the floor and was being evaluated for a concussion. If he misses any time, Kanter will see a boost. He faces the Clippers on Monday, a team he is averaging 23.3 minutes, 14 points, 10.3 rebounds, and one steal against this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores career-high 31 points
    Doug McDermott scored 20 of his career-high 31 points during in the second quarter of Sunday's road win in Charlotte, finishing 9-of-16 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line.

    Advice: McDermott caught fire in the first half and helped the Bulls escape with a 108-104 road win, benefiting from extra minutes with Nikola Mirotic (illness) unavailable tonight. The third-year SF out of Creighton has had some nice moments over the past month, but tonight's eruption (against a tough Grizzlies' defense) doesn't necessarily make him worth owning. He added six boards, one steal and one block tonight, but for standard-league purposes he's only worth owning if you need a 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Rudy Gay double-doubles vs. Thunder
    Rudy Gay scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: This was his second consecutive double-double and his fourth of the season. He continues to have a nice January, averaging 35.4 minutes, 19.4 points, seven rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. There is no reason to think he will slow down any time soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio OK after eye injury Sunday
    Cristiano Felicio came off the Bulls' bench on Sunday with four points, one rebound and one steal in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls' backup big man was poked in the eye tonight, requiring some attention from team trainers. We're leaving him off the injury report, but deep-league owners should keep an eye out for updates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Tony Allen solid in 33 minutes Sunday
    Tony Allen chipped in across the board on Sunday with four points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are now 8-13 in games they've trailed at halftime this season, which isn't shocking for a team that relies on their defense to win games. The veteran Allen isn't an obvious fantasy option, but he's worth owning with averages of 5.5 boards, 1.8 steals, and 10.1 points per game on 49.0 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles vs. Thunder
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 8-of-20 shots for 31 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: The big man has shown his passing abilities more often this season, averaging a career-high 4.1 assists per game. He has dished out at least five dimes in 10 of his last 11 games and has flirted with a triple-double several times during that stretch. Tonight’s double-double, marked his fifth consecutive one. Fantasy owners should be content with his production this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Andre Drummond exits w/ right leg injury
    Andre Drummond exited Sunday's game with an apparent right leg/knee injury, but he has since returned to the Pistons' bench.

    Advice: Drummond exited early in the third quarter and had a limp as he walked into the locker room, so we'll consider him questionable to return. Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic would gain the most if Drummond misses any time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Lance Thomas w/ facial fracture, doubtful Mon
    Lance Thomas has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture and concussion-like symptoms, and he's doubtful to play on Monday.

    Advice: The fractured bone is near Thomas' left cheek, and with concussion symptoms it would be shocking to see him in uniform for Monday's game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Justin Holiday should pick up minutes in Thomas' probable absence, and Holiday looked very good on Sunday with 17 points, three 3-pointers and three boards off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:05 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 11 points w/ three treys
    Zach LaVine (hip) scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine looked a bit rusty out there, and he didn't connect on any of his attempts from inside the arc, but the heavy minutes would suggest that he'll be just fine for Tuesday's game in San Antonio. LaVine popped off for 25 points with four triples in his last game against the Spurs, so his owners can expect a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) will not return Sunday
    Lance Thomas (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: With both Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to see some increased opportunity while Carmelo Anthony will likely be forced into heavy minutes as he and Derrick Rose take turns dominating the offense. For now, we'll consider Thomas questionable for Monday's matchup with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) questionable to return
    Lance Thomas took an elbow to the face via Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Thomas needed to be helped off the floor, and there's a chance he may have suffered a concussion. We should have more info soon, but if he's unable to get back out there tonight, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will see a healthy heaping of minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) listed as week-to-week
    Erik Spoelstra implied on Sunday that Josh Richardson (foot) is not close to a return, saying his return to action can be measured in weeks, not days.

    Advice: "It is still only a sprain, he is getting better but he still is in a boot," Spoelstra said. Miami was granted a hardship exception on Sunday which means that an independent doctor has deemed that Richardson will spend at least another two weeks on the sidelines. He hasn't quite taken off this season, so we won't blame you for making the cut if you're struggling. Dion Waiters looks like Miami's starting two-guard moving forward, and he's worth a look in points leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
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  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play on Sunday vs. the Raptors as expected.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row and his fifth total game of the season with his lingering Achilles issue. Porzingis simply needs rest to get right and the Knicks obviously want to be cautious, but he did say that he was hopeful to play on Monday vs. the Hawks. Lance Thomas could draw another start, but he has very little upside. Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 19 points off the bench in his last outing and is worth a look as a punt in DFS, while Carmelo Anthony gets a sizable usage bump with Porzingis on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He will be returning from a two-game absence, but there's no word of any restrictions. LaVine made it though warmups just fine and is safe to deploy in season-long leagues. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Brandon Rush will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call
    Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Advice: He's going to go through warmups and will play if his hip feels good according to coach Tom Thibodeau. If LaVine is able to return from a two-game absence, Brandon Rush will shift back to the bench. LaVine was also a game-time on Friday vs. the Thunder, so don't consider him as a lock to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • T.J. McConnell takes the loss as starter
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did jam his right wrist in the second half, but he stayed in the game. It's pretty obvious Joel Embiid makes T.J. McConnell a heck of a lot better. Despite McConnell suffering just his second loss as a starter on the year, he still has his starting job locked up. Keep him on your roster in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores just eight
    Doug McDermott scored eight points with seven rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't quite trust him as much as he did earlier this month when he was going no-PG lineups late and only giving him three fourth-quarter minutes. McDermott should be in a fantastic spot on Sunday with Nikola Mirotic (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) out, so the opportunity will be there. While he has been bad, it's worth a mention Hoiberg said McBuckets made "about 30 in a row" in a workout on Friday. He's a borderline cut, but you may want to wait to see what happens on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:02 pm
  • Cris Felicio closes out yet again
    Cristiano Felicio scored nine points with seven boards and three fouls in 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter in this close game. Felicio continues to be trusted late, but it hasn't quite reflected on the stat sheet. In his last five, he averaged 8.4 points, 6.6 boards and 0.6 steals in 21.8 minutes per game. He's locked up as the backup center and has value in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:42 pm
  • Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday
    Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's just rest for the veteran on the front end of a back-to-back set. Deng has been consistently getting around 30 minutes before the Lakers were blown out on Thursday, but he'll likely see fewer minutes as the season goes on. He's still worth owning. For today, Brandon Ingram should be sliding into the first unit while there are more three-guard lineups today -- the Clippers should also go small a ton. Julius Randle also gets a slight bump today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: LaVine has missed each of the Wolves last two games, but appears to be inching closer to a return. Brandon Rush has started in place of LaVine and has played surprisingly well. Rush scored 12 points on Wednesday and then backed that up with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 40 minutes on Friday. Still, Rush would be a risky DFS punt on Sunday, even if LaVine does not play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:11 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) unlikely to play Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) told reporters that he "probably" won't play Sunday afternoon in Toronto.

    Advice: Things are trending in the wrong direction for Porzingis, who has missed four of the Knicks last eight games. Achilles injuries can be tricky and typically only get better with rest. The Knicks have to think long-term with their prized 21-year phenom, and will likely err on the side of caution. Expect Lance Thomas to start on Sunday, with Mindaugas Kuzminskas coming off the bench. Kuz, fresh off a career-high 19 points, is the preferable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:07 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) questionable for Sunday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said Porzingis would be held out of practice on Saturday, so listing KP as questionable is certainly not surprising. We likely won't have true clarity on this situation until Sunday morning. It is also worth noting that the Knicks play the second game of a back-to-back on Monday afternoon and 11 games over the next 18 days. Yes, the Knicks want to win games, but New York also needs to be careful with their franchise cornerstone. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:27 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins hands out 11 assists
    DeMarcus Cousins handed out a season-high 11 assists during a 120-108 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 26 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings are not playing well again and are sitting in the No. 9 spot with the Pelicans and Nuggets only 0.5 games behind them. As for Cousins, his passing has been a trend lately, averaging 6.7 per game over his last seven. His scoring is slightly down with just 23.1 points per game in that span, but he'll be closer to 30 in no time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 points in loss to Cavs
    Rudy Gay scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: After all the time off due to a hip injury, Gay has turned it up over his last four. In that span, he averaged 18.8 points, 6.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He should feast the rest of the way while he's on the Kings roster, but the trade rumors and rest will be a pain for his owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Tony Allen scores 22 points in a big win
    Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Rockets during a 110-105 win.

    Advice: He made his first eight attempts and finished 9-of-10 in another massive win for the Grizzlies. They were down 16 on the road in this game and now have five wins against the Warriors, Cavs and Rockets combined on the year. Mike Conley was effective as per usual with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:41 pm
  • Andre Drummond grabs 19 rebounds in loss
    Andre Drummond scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with 19 rebounds, one assist and one steal vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He was held to single-digit points for just the second time in his last 12 games, but that's what happens when you go up against the Stifle Tower (Rudy Gobert). Look for him to bounce back in a dream matchup with the Lakers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores 20 points vs. MIN
    Enes Kanter played 30 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 20 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a wonderful spot for him with the Wolves running a lot of their action through their big man, so he wasn't going to be exploited on PNR. Kanter has actually seen a very consistent allotment of minutes with at least 28 in each of his last three. He's also been terrific in January, averaging 15.3 points, 9.3 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals in his previous games. This is probably close to his peak value on the year, but he's turning in mid-round value in his last 10. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:38 pm
  • T.J. McConnell looks great again
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: Do you know who has a better winning percentage as a starting point guard than Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry or really anyone with a handful of starts this year? You bet, it's T.J. McConnell. He has his job locked up with his 6-1 record and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:59 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: They ruled him out somewhat early for his game-time decision, so he could miss the next game on Sunday against the Mavs. The matchup is a little different today for the Wolves because the Thunder obviously don't shoot anywhere close to as many threes as the Rockets, but Brandon Rush should still get some heavy run. Shabazz Muhammad has also stepped up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Doug McDermott says he's fine mentally
    Doug McDermott said he's fine mentally and is "just not making shots right now."

    Advice: After the Bulls were closing with him earlier this month in no-PG sets, the fact that Paul Zipser closed out the game on Thursday over McDermott is a really bad sign. He's had his biggest chance of his career lately, but made just 18.2 percent from the field in his last three. McDermott has certainly been open on his treys with only getting contested on 17.4 percent of those, so he just needs to knock shots down. Maybe he bounces back on Saturday, so his owners should give him one more game unless there is something irresistible on the wire. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:05 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) is 'getting better'
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) will his third consecutive game on Friday, but is "getting better" according to coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: Richardson is still in a walking boot but appears to be moving in the right direction. "He's getting better," Spoelstra said. "We wanted to monitor him and see if we could take the next step and get him ready. He is finding some relief." We will have to wait for a more formal update from the team regarding J-Rich possibly returning to the lineup. After Friday, the Heat don't play again until next Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 am
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  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time decision Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) said "I don't know" when he asked after shootaround if he would play Friday night vs. OKC.

    Advice: Here is the full quote from LaVine: "I don't know. Want to make sure I'm ok... Make sure I'm 100 percent." It seems he is headed in the right direction, but it would be sheer speculation to try and predict if he will return on Friday night. It will come down to a game-time decision. For wat it's worth, he is listed as questionable. If LaVine can't play, Brandon Rush, Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica should see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
  • Porzingis (Achilles) questionable for Sunday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) probably will be held out of practice on Friday and Saturday.

    Advice: Porzingis missed Thursday's game due to a nagging Achilles injury that cost him three straight games earlier this month. Hornacek said he received a text from Porzingis on Thursday afternoon, telling him he was really sore. "It flared up again, so the trainers will continue to look at it," Hornacek said. Hornacek did say an MRI exam already has been taken to rule out the possibility of a slight tear that could get worse. Porzingis owners will simply have to be patient and wait for an update regarding New York's next game, which is Sunday in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:48 am
  • Luol Deng scores just three
    Luol Deng scored three points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes during a 134-94 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This game should basically be thrown out for everyone except Julius Randle. Deng almost certainly has seen his peak pass this season, but he has played 30.3 minutes per game in his previous three games, so his fantasy value is still alive and well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Lance Thomas struggles in start vs. Bulls
    Lance Thomas hit 2-of-9 shots for four points with two rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes on Thursday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Thomas got the start for the injured Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles), but was inefficient and outplayed but Mindaugas Kuzminskas. If Porzingis remains sidelined, Thomas will continue to play significant minutes, but can be left on the waivers in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Doug McDermott goes 0-for-5 in 17 minutes
    Doug McDermott came off the bench and played just 17 minutes, missing all five of his shots and scoring just two points in Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: After hitting 6-of-9 shots for 17 points on Jan. 4, McBuckets has hit just 10-of-39 shots over his last four games, scoring seven or fewer in his last three. Coach Fred Hoiberg said after the game that McDermott's too good a shooter to stay in this funk for much longer, but if he was actually owned in your league prior to this week, he's likely been dropped. Just keep an eye on him, as he's not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • Lance Thomas will start on Thursday night
    Lance Thomas will start on Thursday night for Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles).

    Advice: He should be looking at heavy minutes with Mindaugas Kuzminskas backing him up. KP shouldn't be out for long, so Thomas is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:15 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: This is the same left Achilles soreness that kept Porzingis out for three games. He's really looked off in the last two games, making just 6-of-23 from the field with only seven total boards. Perhaps the Achilles is still limiting him, so sitting him on a back-to-back makes sense. With KP out, it'll be Lance Thomas likely to start with Mindaugas Kuzminskas backing him up. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:14 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) doubtful for Friday
    Josh Richardson (foot) will not play in Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: He is still in a walking boot and will likely miss more time. The good news is there is no structural damage on Richardson, but he's typically been a slower healer than others. Richardson was playing really well now that he's found his shot, so he's still a stash candidate. Rodney McGruder and Dion Waiters will be playing more with Waiters having far more fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
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  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He did some rehab work on Thursday and is feeling better. LaVine was ruled out about an hour before Wednesday's game due to his hip contusion injury on Monday, so he should be close. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry for minutes per game with two DNPs on the season. If he can't go, Brandon Rush should get another chance to start. Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:15 pm
  • Brett Brown praises T.J. McConnell
    76ers coach Brett Brown praised T.J. McConnell for running away with the starting PG role.

    Advice: "He seized the moment, grabbed an opportunity and he ran hard with it," Brown said. "The preparation prior to that opportunity happening for him was A-plus. … To see him be rewarded, it’s a great story." This quote comes on the heels of McConnel's game-winning shot on Wednesday, but it's safe to say that he has locked himself into the starting role. The 76ers are 5-1 when he starts with averages of 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.7 steals, so pick him up if you need guard help. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Enes Kanter scores 19 with 13 boards
    Enes Kanter made 8-of-18 from the field for 19 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played really well and hit 30 minutes for just the third time this season and also had his third double-double in his last four. This was a terrific spot for him with how the Grizzlies go big as much as any team in the Western Conference. He'll be in a favorable spot once again on Friday against the Wolves. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • T.J. McConnell sinks game-winner in comeback
    T.J. McConnell sank a game-winner to escape with a 98-97 victory on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: McConnell said that tonight's clutch bucket was the first game-winner he's ever made. He's seized the starting job from Sergio Rodriguez (four assists in 14 minutes), and he's converting heavy minutes into January averages of 9.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. The scoring hasn't been there, at just 8.8 points per game, and he's made only six 3-pointers all season, but he's well worth owning if you need some PG help. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis struggles in 28 minutes
    Kristaps Porzingis couldn't get going on Wednesday, finishing a 98-97 loss in Philly with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, three boards, and two assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: KP didn't miss a beat after returning from a sore Achilles on Jan. 6, but over the past two games he's been held to 8.0 points on 6-of-26 shooting (23.1 percent). He got into some foul trouble tonight and never found his rhythm, so owners should give him a pass -- he should fare much better vs. the visiting Bulls on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Zach LaVine (hip) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is far from surprising with LaVine being listed as doubtful and limited at shootaround. With LaVine watching from the sidelines, Namanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn will all see a boost in value with Bjelica being the preferable DFS target. For now, we'll be considering LaVine questionable for Friday's game against OKC. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:07 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time call vs. HOU
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets.

    Advice: LaVine will go through his pregame routine before making a final decision, but he wasn't very active at shootaround and is being listed as doubtful, so things aren't trending in a positive direction here. If LaVine is out, Nemanja Bjelica could be forced into heavy minutes with Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn also getting some extra run. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:41 pm
  • Report: DMC to sign massive extension w/ SAC
    DeMarcus Cousins reportedly intends to sign a massive extension with the Kings during the offseason.

    Advice: Kings management and Cousins have reportedly tossed around numbers, and the deal could be for as much as $207 million over a five-year period. To be clear, a deal won't be able to come to fruition until after July 1, 2017, and a lot could change between now and then, but the Kings front office has been adamant about their commitment to DMC as a franchise cornerstone ever since Vlade Divac took the reigns as GM. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 11 points in win
    Rudy Gay scored 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He managed to play 38 minutes despite picking up five fouls, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer. The Kings are 9th in the West with a 16-22 record and the Blazers are 8th with a 17-23 record, so the Kings may be tempted to hold onto Gay past the trade deadline because it's no secret that they're desperate to get into the postseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 w/ four treys
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points and helped the Kings snap a three-game losing streak with a 100-94 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: Boogie hit 8-of-14 shots from the field and 4-of-7 from the line, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, one block, one steal and four triples. He only played 30 minutes because of foul trouble, but he dominated in the fourth quarter. DeMarcus Cousins promised that he will make an R&B album if he's voted into the starting lineup of the All-Star game, so let's make sure that happens. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Andre Drummond blocks seven shots in loss
    Andre Drummond hit 4-of-5 shots and 1-of-6 free throws for nine points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a season-high seven blocks in Tuesday's 100-94 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: His previous season high was four blocks, so he nearly doubled that up tonight. He came in on fire, scoring 28 points with 14 rebounds in back-to-back games, and the seven swats helped make up for the lack of points tonight. He had also been shooting free throws pretty well in January, hitting 8-of-11 over his last four games, but couldn't get the freebies to drop tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Dwight Howard double-doubles in easy win
    Dwight Howard double-doubled in Tuesday's easy win over the Nets, finishing with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

    Advice: He was a monster on the glass and seven of his rebounds were on the offensive end. Howard hit 6-of-9 from the field with one block, but cooled off from the free throw line where he knocked down just 2-of-8. Howard was shooting 70.0 percent from the line in his previous four games, so hopefully he can get back on track vs. the Celtics on Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:01 pm
  • Josh Richardson (sprained foot) out Tuesday
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He was in a walking boot on Monday, so we have no idea why the Heat waited this long to rule him out. With only one game left on the schedule for the Heat this week, owners in a tough spot may need to move on despite Richardson's upside and great outlook for the rest of the season. Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will both get a bump in the short term, but their upside is limited. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 pm
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  • Doug McDermott will start Tuesday vs. WAS
    Doug McDermott will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Dwyane Wade (rest), Nikola Mirotic (flu) and Jimmy Butler (flu) are all out tonight, so McDermott will likely be working with a higher than usual usage rate. He's someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or DFS punt play, particularly with a matchup against one of the worst teams in the league at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Maurice Ndour sent down for D-League stint
    Maurice Ndour has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

    Advice: The only blurbs we've written about Ndour this season have been regarding his D-League assignments, which tells you about all you need to know of his non-existent fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:29 pm
  • Kings have no plans to rest DeMarcus Cousins
    It appears the Kings have changed course and apparently do not intend to rest DeMarcus Cousins anytime soon.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger seemed to back away from the initial plan to rest DeMarcus Cousins. "Probably not," said Joerger when asked if resting Cousins was in the cards. DMC has played in all 37 games for Sacramento this season and is averaging a career-high 34.6 minutes. However, the Kings have reeled in minutes slightly of late, playing him less than 32 minutes in two of their last three games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Enes Kanter scores 20 w/ 11 rebounds
    Enes Kanter scored 20 points with 11 rebounds in Monday's 109-94 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: He lit up the Bulls' frontcourt tonight, hitting 9-of-11 shots from the field with three assists and a steal in 28 minutes. Kanter is prone to duds just like we saw on Jan. 2 against the Bucks when he was held to two points, but he's been much more consistent lately and is averaging 17.8 points and 9.5 rebounds over his last four games. The Thunder will need his size against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, so he could be poised for another big game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio double-doubles in loss
    Cristiano Felicio double-doubled in Monday's loss to the Thunder with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He outplayed Robin Lopez for the second straight game and this was his second double-double of the season, shooting 5-of-6 from the field with one assist and three steals. Felicio did benefit from garbage time tonight, but he's actually been closing some games over Lopez and is certainly trending up. If you need a big in a deeper leagues, Felicio is worth a look with four more games on the schedule in Week 12. Lopez finished with three points, four rebounds and a block in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores seven in 25 minutes
    Doug McDermott scored seven points in 25 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He flopped big time, hitting just 2-of-6 shots from the field and adding two boards and a triple. However, the Bulls play four more times in Week 12 and Jimmy Butler (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) are both out for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards, so McDermott will likely start and see a massive workload. He averaged 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.0 3-pointers in his previous five games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:41 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis held to nine points
    Kristaps Porzingis was held to nine points on 3-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Porzingis' usage rate rises from 23.2 to 26.2 when Derrick Rose (undisclosed) isn't on the court, so this line from KP was very underwhelming. He added four rebounds, one assist and two blocks, and only played 24 minutes in the blowout loss. Porzingis became the first Knicks player in the last 30 years to put up four blocks and four triples in the same game in his previous outing vs. the Pacers, so look for the fantasy superstar to bounce back vs. the 76ers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:00 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) in a walking boot
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) was spotted wearing a full walking boot on Monday.

    Advice: Richardson said that he initially injured his foot during Dec. 30's game against the Celtics, and after trying to play through it, the pain only got worse. X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so he's not dealing with any structural damage, but head coach Erik Spoelstra acknowledged that it's unlikely Richardson will be able to suit up for Tuesday's game in Golden State. With Richardson on the sidelines, Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will see an uptick in minutes, with Goran Dragic doing the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:31 pm
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  • Doug McDermott's confidence is rising
    Doug McDermott said that his confidence is on the rise.

    Advice: "It's taken some time and the last two games we've been able to really get going," McDermott said of the bench's recent success. "It's a great feeling having the trust from the coaches, [Dwyane] Wade and Jimmy [Butler] and those guys, to be out there with them. We're just staying confident, staying ready." The Bulls closed Saturday's game vs. the Raptors with McDermott on the floor and they had a lot of success with a Butler-McDermott screen-and-roll action. McDermott is averaging 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five, and he's a great pickup in standard leagues with five games on the schedule this week. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 6:52 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) unsure of return date
    Josh Richardson (foot) said he's unsure of when he will be able to return.

    Advice: "I don’t know," Richardson said on Sunday. "They didn’t tell me exactly. I don’t know. Probably I guess whenever it starts feeling better." Richardson revealed that he suffered the injury on Dec. 30, so he's played through the issue in four games. X-rays and an MRI were negative, but the Heat are going to be cautious. "Thankfully, this isn’t a significant injury," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Soft tissue. So, hopefully he’ll be able to come back sooner than later." The Heat only play twice in Week 12, but look for Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters to play more if Richardson can't go. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 6:29 am
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  • Luol Deng (biceps) looks fine in 31 minutes
    Luol Deng (right biceps tendinitis) scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Deng was on the injury report as 'probable' but there was never any doubt about his status. Deploy him as usual vs. the Blazers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:42 pm
  • Andre Drummond w/ season-high 28 pts, 14 reb
    Andre Drummond piled up 28 points, 14 rebounds, four steals and two blocks with just one turnover in 52 minutes of action vs. Portland on Sunday.

    Advice: Drummond made 13-of-20 shots during the Pistons' clutch double-OT victory, and he even went 2-of-3 at the FT line tonight. He played just 25 minutes in Detroit's previous game but that was due strictly to foul trouble. He's scored 20+ points just nine times this season but three of those games are in January, so his owners are certainly enjoying a happy new year. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:29 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 points w/ complete line
    In his second game back from a hip injury, Rudy Gay dropped 23 points in 35 minutes vs. the Warriors, making 9-of-17 shots with two 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Gay is averaging 28.0 points since returning and the hip injury should be in the rearview, although the Kings did list him as 'probable' on the injury report tonight. The veteran is a staple of trade rumors and there's a good chance that he'll finish the season with another team, but in the meantime he's cruising along with mid-round value on a per-game basis. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:53 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins picks up 11th tech vs. GSW
    DeMarcus Cousins struggled with foul trouble on Sunday and played only 29 minutes, scoring 17 points with 10 boards, five assists, two steals, two blocks and seven turnovers.

    Advice: Cousins flipped out after getting his third personal foul and wound up drawing a technical -- his 11 techs trail only Russell Westbrook this season, and he's five away from a mandatory one-game suspension. Other than that, fantasy owners have no grounds for complaint with his elite production in recent week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:52 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out six dimes in win
    T.J. McConnell went 2-of-11 from the field during Sunday's win over the Nets, on his way to four points, eight boards, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McConnell's shot wasn't falling, but he still found a way to make a positive impression on the stat sheet, and over the past four games as a starter he's put in averages of 9.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and just 2.0 turnovers per game. It was encouraging to see him stick in the starting five despite the return of Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) and with Philly winning three of their past four with McConnell at the helm, that trend will likely continue. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:14 pm
  • Richardson, Babbitt ruled out for Sunday
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) and Luke Babbitt (illness) will not play Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Both X-rays and an MRI came back negative on Richardson's sprained left foot, and it's worth noting that it was his right knee and ankle that gave him problems at the beginning of the year, so perhaps this new issue is due to overcompensating. For now, we'll consider both Babbitt and Richardson questionable for Tuesday's game in Golden State, and with both those guys on the sidelines Sunday, we should see a ton of Wayne Ellington, Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson and James Johnson. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:06 am
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  • T.J. McConnell will start on Sunday vs. Nets
    T.J. McConnell will keep his starting job on Sunday vs. the Nets even with Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) returning.

    Advice: More importantly, coach Brett Brown said McConnell "could continue" to get starters minutes moving forward. This move makes a lot of sense because McConnell has looked great in four starts, averaging 11.0 points, 10.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples in that span. He looks like a solid flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:40 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) listed as questionable
    Josh Richardson (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: ESPN's Chris Haynes reported on Saturday that Richardson won't play, so the SG is probably closer to doubtful. "They took an X-ray last night after the game and that was fine," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Saturday’s practice. "But he is sore, so we’re going to take him to get an MRI, cross our fingers." The Heat are calling it a soft tissue injury to his foot and an MRI came back negative after Spoelstra's comments, so the SG is day-to-day. He's been playing a ton of minutes lately, so Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters would be interesting streaming options if he misses time. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:10 am
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  • Dwight Howard scores 15 with 20 boards
    Dwight Howard scored 15 points with 20 rebounds and one steal during a 97-82 win over the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs went with a hack-a-Dwight in this game, but it didn't work with Howard making 7-of-9 from the line. Howard could be a usage beast if Paul Millsap is dealt. In fact, he gets a 5.0 percent boost in usage rate in his minutes without Millsap this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:22 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio plays season-high 25 mins
    Cristiano Felicio scored five points with eight rebounds and two assists in a season-high 25 minutes in Saturday’s overtime win against the Raptors.

    Advice: Although the numbers did not look great, Felicio played well and is a good per-minute player. He is receiving some more playing time as of late, averaging 18.8 minutes per game in his last five games. There is plenty of upside here, but the lack of minutes is capping his ceiling. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:22 pm
  • Doug McDermott grabs season-high 10 rebounds
    Doug McDermott hit 6-of-17 shots for 17 points with a season-high 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: The Raptors had no answer for McDermott who recorded his first double-double of the season. He has scored in double-figures in five consecutive games and has played at least 29 minutes in six straight. He has solidified a spot in the Bulls rotation and should be a player to add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:14 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) ruled out for Sunday
    Josh Richardson (left foot) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is X-rays were negative, but Richardson will also have an MRI today. The team said he is dealing with a soft tissue injury to his foot and he was in a walking boot today. Richardson is playing 36 minutes per game this month, so there would be a big hole to fill. It should be Wayne Ellington, Dion Waiters and Rodney McGruder picking up the slack. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 2:16 pm
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  • Luol Deng (biceps) probable for Sunday
    Luol Deng (biceps) is probable to play against the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: He was terrific on Friday with 19 points and there is no word of a setback, so Deng should be all set for the late game. The Lakers are only three games out of the eighth seed, which is a big reason Deng's minutes haven't dropped. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:37 pm
  • First Team All Defense: Allen steals 6 in win
    Tony Allen recorded six steals in Friday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 48 minutes.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight and helped the Grizzlies climb back from a 24-point deficit. Allen shot just 5-of-16 from the field, but who cares with a line like this? He was averaging 1.7 steals per game prior to Friday and that's where he gets most of his fantasy value, so anything else he can contribute is icing on the cake. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:57 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins fills it up in a loss
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points during a 106-98 loss to the Clippers on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: His increased assists have been a trend lately, averaging 6.2 per game over his last five. Cousins has been a little down in the scoring over that span, averaging 24.6 points, 7.0 boards, 2.4 steals and 1.8 treys in that span. He's a complete beast. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:34 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) scores 19 points
    Luol Deng (biceps) returned from a one-game absence and scored 19 points in Friday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Performances like this are why the "revenge game" narrative exists. Deng grabbed 14 rebounds with two assists and three triples, and he shot 8-of-12 from the field in 30 minutes against his former team. Deng scored a combined 17 points in his previous four games, so most fantasy owners can leave him on the wire despite the fact that he has played 30 or more minutes in 12 straight games. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:32 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 18 in his return
    Rudy Gay scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He played power forward down the stretch, which is probably something that will happen most games. Gay's hip injury was a strange one and the Kings were pretty quiet on the details, so there are some questions to be answered here. You can bet he'll get a DNP-REST at some point, but get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:04 pm
  • Lance Thomas returns to bench, scores 10
    Lance Thomas returned to the bench and scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, two triples and a steal in 20 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: This was one of his best games of the season, but this line is basically his ceiling while Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is healthy. Leave Thomas on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:42 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 in win over MIL
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) returned from a three-game absence and scored 24 points to lead the Knicks to a 116-111 win over the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal, hitting one of his three 3-pointers from Stephen Curry range and adding six rebounds and three blocks on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He fouled out in 30 minutes, but he did an incredible job when he was matched up on Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Knicks play again on Saturday vs. the Pacers, so don't be surprised if the Knicks keep him around 30 minutes for that one. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:27 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out 17 assists in loss
    T.J. McConnell handed out a career-high 17 assists in a loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding nine points, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was killer in pick-and-roll with both big men and also made 4-of-6 from the field on his shots. McConnell has made a very compelling case to start with how he can get the bigs the rock and how he's a better defender than Sergio Rodriguez (ankle). It's not a bad idea to pick him up and see what happens. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:46 pm
  • Rudy Gay and Ty Lawson starting Friday
    Rudy Gay (hip) and Ty Lawson are starting against the Clippers on Friday

    Advice: They will join Darren Collison, Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins in the starting lineup, while Ben McLemore and Kosta Koufos will come off the bench. The Kings have been shuffling their lineup all season, so don't read too much into this. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:28 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) will start on Friday
    Luol Deng (biceps) will start on Friday vs. Miami.

    Advice: This means his biceps only forced him to miss one game. Deng will be looking for some revenge against his former team tonight and it's worth noting that he averaged 32.4 minutes in the five games before his injury. His return is good news for a Lakers team that might be missing Julius Randle (finger). Brandon Ingram loses value with this report and will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 5:52 pm
  • Rudy Gay (hip) says he will play Friday night
    Rudy Gay (hip) says he will play Friday night vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Gay, who has missed 10 of the Kings last 11 games, is listed as questionable and we have not received official word from the team; however, Gay participated in shootaround on Friday and told reporters: "I'm going today, I'm a go." We don't yet know if there will be a minutes restriction in place, but he will likely slide back into the starting lineup if he can suit up. Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple will see their minutes reduced with Gay back in the mix. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:06 am
  • Luol Deng (biceps) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (biceps) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Deng missed his first game of the season on Thursday. Brandon Ingram started in his place and scored 11 points in 37 minutes. We will have to wait for an update closer to game time regarding the Deng's status for Friday night. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:52 am
  • Doug McDermott still dealing with memory loss
    Doug McDermott is still suffering from short-term memory issues close to a full month after suffering a concussion.

    Advice: Fortunately, for McDermott and the Bulls, he is feeling much better, all things considered. McDermott is also playing some of his best ball of the season. He has scored in double-figures in four straight games and is averaging 12.8 points (on 55.6 percent shooting) 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 3-pointers over this recent stretch. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:03 am
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