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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. 42 minutes ago
  • 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. Today, 8:24 am
  • Cavs won't rest their big three vs. Warriors
    The Cavaliers will not rest LeBron James, Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving on Monday vs. the Warriors according to ESPN.

    Advice: Some within the Cavaliers' organization "briefly pondered sitting out the trio," but they decided against it because they want to "gain valuable repetition" against the Warriors. The owners of James, Irving and Love can deploy them with confidence. Today, 7:11 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Today, 12:19 am
  • Maurice Ndour was signed by NY on Sunday January 15. 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. 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. Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver plays 31 minutes vs. OKC
    Anthony Tolliver scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: Tolliver started in his fourth consecutive game tonight and has played over 30 minutes in each of his starts. During that stretch, he is averaging 33.3 minutes, 12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.3 treys per game. Coach Dave Joerger likes to mix it up with his starting five, so at any moment Tolliver could head back to his bench role. However, until that happens, he is worth considering in deeper leagues for fantasy owners in need of 3-pointers and steals. Yesterday, 9:27 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. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Zach Randolph posts 16 & 15 in win vs Chicago
    Zach Randolph grabbed eight of his 16 rebounds on the offensive end vs. Chicago on Sunday, adding 15 points, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: In the process, Randolph passed Chris Webber for 88th on the NBA's all-time scoring list -- after Sunday's game he has 17,188 points in his career. He was awful to start tonight's game, but the veteran's newfound bench role hasn't prevented him from posting mid-round value over the Grizzlies' past 15 games. Yesterday, 9:15 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. 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. Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Trevor Booker scores 18 points w/ full line
    Trevor Booker gained some traction vs. Houston on Sunday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting with five boards, three steals, two assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers.

    Advice: The veteran forward played 26 minutes and this is a welcome return to form, since he'd averaged a mere 6.0 points in his previous three games. The steals were also a great sight, having been a staple of Booker's value all season, and Quincy Acy's recent addition to the team doesn't seem like it will be an issue. Yesterday, 6:21 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) won't play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: Leuer was listed as doubtful and this shouldn't come as a surprise to any owners. Aron Baynes, Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will continue to pick up the slack until Leuer gets back on the court. Consider him questionable to return vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Yesterday, 5:21 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic could return on Tuesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg is "hopeful" that Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play on Tuesday against Dallas.

    Advice: Mirotic has missed four games due to the illness, which appears to be strep throat. Prior to the issue, he averaged 25.8 minutes, 10.8 points, four rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game in the month of January. Yesterday, 4:43 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) probable for Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Gallinari has been dealing with some ankle soreness over the past few games, but the issue hasn't actually forced him to miss any time, so he should be fine for Monday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Yesterday, 12:01 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) doubtful Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Leuer was able a limited participant during shootaround, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to give it a go, we're not all that optimistic. Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock will draw the start if Leuer can't give it a go, so it'll be interesting to see if Tobias Harris sticks in the starting five. For now, we're going to consider Leuer questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • 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. Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • Serge Ibaka plays 32 minutes vs. Jazz
    Serge Ibaka played 32 minutes and scored 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in Saturday’s 107-114 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: It was his second game back since returning from a one-game absence with a shoulder injury and he appears to be just fine. This was a tough matchup, so his lack of rebounds was to be expected. His next game is against the Nuggets, a team he scored 22 points with four rebounds and four blocks against in their last meeting. He attempted seven 3-pointers tonight, so his shoulder injury has not affected his confidence as a shooter. Saturday, 9:54 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 15 points in 32 mins
    Nikola Vucevic played 32 minutes, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in Saturday’s loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Despite the tough matchup, Vuc was able to put together a nice performance. He continues to play significant minutes, playing 32 minutes in three consecutive games. In the month of January, he is averaging 30.1 minutes, 16.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Orlando’s new approach on offense has not affected Vucevic in a negative way whatsoever. Saturday, 9:05 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will start on Saturday
    Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will start against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable for a shoulder issue, but he looked fine on Friday with 13 points and 10 boards at Portland. Expect him to have a tough game in a bad matchup, but season-long owners still have to start him. Saturday, 4:36 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic ruled out for Sunday night
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He has a really, really bad case of something with now four games out of the lineup. Mirotic being out should open up minutes for Doug McDermott as the second-unit shooter, but McDermott has been awful lately. If things change on Saturday, maybe Bobby Portis gets a look. Saturday, 12:31 pm
  • Serge Ibaka is questionable for Saturday
    Serge Ibaka (right shoulder) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He had some kinesio tape on his shooting shoulder on Friday and he did only take 10 attempts from the field. Although, he attempted six treys, so he had the confidence on long-range shots. Ibaka looked fine for most of Friday's game, so we're still expecting him to play. If he doesn't, the Magic may turn to Bismack Biyombo more often after he played just one minute combined next to Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic. Plus, Jeff Green would get a big bump. Saturday, 11:26 am
  • 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. Saturday, 11:14 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. 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. Saturday, 9:27 am
  • Vucevic to be used exclusively at center
    Coach Frank Vogel has confirmed that he will use Nikola Vucevic exclusively at center going forward.

    Advice: Vogel also said that Serge Ibaka will see minutes as the back-up center, which will mean more minutes for Jeff Green at the four. The early returns on Vogel's change in approach have been promising, as Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points in the Magic's win on Friday. The odd man out in the new situation is Bismack Biyombo, who played only 16 minutes on Friday. Saturday, 7:13 am
  • LeBron James hands out 15 assists in win
    LeBron James scored 16 points with two rebounds, 15 assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes during a 120-108 win over the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: And the two-game losing streak is over. Those dimes match his season high and is just one off his career high, which was coincidentally against the Kings in 2013. Somewhat surprisingly off a two-game losing streak, LeBron only had a 19.5 usage rate tonight, which is his lowest of the season. LeBron gets a trip to Oracle Arena on Monday for a game that he says isn't against a rival. There's no reason to watch that, right? Friday, 11:18 pm
  • 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. 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. Friday, 10:50 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. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 16 points
    Zach Randolph scored 16 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Even with the Grizzlies going big, they still kept the Rockets in check from deep in the second half. Randolph posted his ninth double-double on the season in this game and was especially important in the second half, scoring 14 points after the break. Randolph is starting to flirt with mid-round value lately, which probably means it's time to sell high. Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores season-high 30 points
    Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points in Friday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: He likes this starting thing and coach Frank Vogel confirmed this week that he will stick with him in the first unit going forward. Vucevic played 32 minutes and hit 13-of-18 shots with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks. He's trending in the right direction and should see a healthy workload on Saturday vs. Rudy Gobert and the Jazz. Bismack Biyombo only played 16 minutes and had two points, five rebounds and two turnovers. Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) scores 13 w/ 10 boards
    Serge Ibaka (shoulder) returned from a one-game absence in Friday's 115-109 win over the Blazers and scored 13 points with 10 rebounds.

    Advice: He was sporting some tape on his shoulder but didn't appear to be limited tonight. He finished 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line with three 3-pointers, one assist and a block, but only played 29 minutes due to foul trouble. He's going to start beside Nikola Vucevic as opposed to Bismack Biyombo going forward, so it's worth noting that both his usage rate and offensive rating takes a slight hit next to Vooch. He's going to be fine either way and hopefully his shoulder won't be an issue in Saturday's tough matchup vs. the Jazz on the second night of a back-to-back set. Friday, 9:44 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will start against POR
    Serge Ibaka (shoulder) will start against the Blazers on Friday night and Jeff Green will move back to the bench.

    Advice: he went through 3-on-3 on Thursday and getting the nod before pre-game warmups are done is a great sign he's ready to go for a full workload. There is some talk of the Magic wanting to go small before the Ibaka lineups with Bismack Biyombo haven't gone well. Whatever the case, it shouldn't affect Ibaka. Get him in your lineups. Friday, 5:51 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) out for Saturday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup with his very bad illness. With him out, it was Paul Zipser getting the start while Bobby Portis also saw some late minutes in a close game. Doug McDermott could also benefit, but he's been in a brutal slump. Mirotic is still a stash. Friday, 2:29 pm
  • 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. 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. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Trevor Booker scores eight in 30 minutes
    Trevor Booker scored eight points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday's game due to a minor hip contusion from a rough fall on Sunday. Booker has been arguably the pickup of the year in fantasy so far with his six-round value, but he will likely trend down. His owners will have to make sure he's playing on Friday in a back-to-back set. Thursday, 7:31 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic will stick in starting unit
    Nikola Vucevic will remain in the starting lineup for Friday against the Blazers.

    Advice: Coach Frank Vogel said he wants to look at some smaller lineups -- say what? Whatever happens, Vucevic should be able to get minutes in the low 30s and shouldn't be affected by the rotation tweak. Thursday, 4:19 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. Thursday, 3:14 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) going through 3-on-3
    Serge Ibaka (shoulder) went through 3-on-3 drills and should be able to play on Friday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision for Wednesday, but was ruled out after a pre-game workout didn't go well. Ibaka also didn't go through shootaround on Wednesday. Ibaka has been one of the most durable players in the NBA, so expect him to be out there. We'll see if the shoulder sprain on his shooting arm does affect him. Thursday, 3:10 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 18 in 30 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field, didn't go to the line and only turned it over once, so scoring 18 on just 12 possessions is very impressive. Not going to the line today has been a recent trend with each of his last five games all being below his season average of 6.0 attempts per game. Gallinari could be on the trade block and finds himself in a good spot with the Nuggets, so he can be considered a sell-high player. He was questionable with ankle soreness today, but obviously it didn't bother him -- he even dunked an alley-oop today. Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari will play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He ia only dealing with ankle soreness and is off for the rest of the week, so Gallinari shouldn't be limited as long as there isn't a set back. Coach Mike Malone continues to play Gallo a ton with 35 minutes coming on Saturday. He's a sell-high candidate. Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Trevor Booker (hip) will play on Thursday
    Trevor Booker (hip) said that he will play on Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He added that his hip is feeling better, and this isn't a huge surprise after he was upgraded to probable the day before. Fantasy owners can safely deploy Booker back in active lineups. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will likely shift back to the bench. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is expected to play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is the only game of the week for the Nuggets, so there was some concern that he was going to be held out as a precaution. With a couple players on the injury report with an illness including Wilson Chandler, Gallinari should see his normal workload Thursday. We'll confirm that he's in the starting lineup. Thursday, 7:25 am
  • Nikola Vucevic has 16 & 12 in start Wednesday
    Nikola Vucevic returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, where he posted 16 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Vucevic's owners should temper their excitement, because this could easily be a temporary move to compensate for the absence of Serge Ibaka (shoulder). Ibaka hopes to return on Friday, but even if he heads back to the bench there's reason for cautious optimism -- Vuc logged at least 30 minutes in three of his previous five games. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • LeBron James scores 20 points in loss at POR
    LeBron James scored 20 points during a 102-86 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second losing streak of the season for the Cavs with a three-game losing streak ending on Dec. 2. James also passed Tim Hardaway Sr. for 15th on the all-time assists list in the NBA. Speaking of assists, LeBron's assists are down in January with just 5.3 per game. He'll get it turned around in no time. Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 14 points against OKC
    Zach Randolph scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: With those Z-bounds, he moved ahead of A.C. Green for 44th on the all-time list for rebounds. Randolph has obviously lost a step and his screen game has fallen off lately. He's still worth a look in standard leagues, but his upside isn't the greatest. Wednesday, 8:14 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. Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic starting, Biyombo to bench
    Nikola Vucevic will start vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, sending Bismack Biyombo to the bench.

    Advice: Serge Ibaka (shoulder) is out tonight and coach Frank Vogel may just be trying to get more offense in the starting lineup. Ibaka is aiming to return on Friday, so this could be a one-off start for Vuc, but either way it's a positive development for his fantasy owners. Check back after the game to see how the rotation shakes out. Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) out Wednesday vs. LAC
    Serge Ibaka (shoulder) won't play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but an MRI was negative and he hopes to return on Friday.

    Advice: Ibaka didn't practice on Tuesday or go through shootaround, but he tested his shoulder in pre-game warmups before being ruled out. He's day-to-day and could return as soon as Friday vs. the Blazers, but in the meantime there will be more minutes available for Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green, and potentially Nikola Vucevic. Wednesday, 6:18 pm
  • Trevor Booker is probable for Thursday
    Trevor Booker (hip) is probable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: His injury from Sunday never seemed like a big concern. As we all know, the Nets are extremely careful with injured players, so Booker may have been somewhat close to 100 percent for Tuesday. He should be back and is likely to play minutes in the mid 20s. While he is trending down, Booker should still be owned in all leagues. Wednesday, 1:57 pm
  • LeBron James, Kyrie and Love playing
    LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Levin Love will play against the Blazers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: There was some concern this game would be canceled, but it is reportedly a go. The Blazers landed in Portland at 12:55 PST, so their pre-game routines are going to be a mess. The Cavs also had travel issues last night. Wednesday, 1:23 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) doesn't shoot around
    Serge Ibaka (right shoulder) did not participate in shootaround and remains questionable for Wednesday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's his shooting shoulder, so Ibaka has a real chance to miss this game. On the other hand, he has been very durable in his NBA career, which has to count for something. If he can't go, Nikola Vucevic and Jeff Green could be candidates to start while Aaron Gordon would get a nice boost as well. Wednesday, 12:21 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) out for Thursday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He flew back to Chicago because he is still sick. The Bulls actually played well considering they were missing most of their guys on Tuesday. Doug McDermott should still see most of the backup forward minutes while Bobby Portis could be in the rotation again. Wednesday, 11:31 am
  • Report: LeBron James upset with officiating
    LeBron James is reportedly upset with his lack of free throw attempts this season.

    Advice: James actually ranks in the top 10 in free throw attempts per game this season at 7.1, although it's worth noting that he's logging more minutes per game than everyone above him on that list (aside from Anthony Davis), and more field goal attempts per game than guys like James Harden and Jimmy Butler (with a majority of his shots coming in the restricted area). James feels that his immense size causes the refs to officiate him differently, and he may have a point. Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • 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. Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable vs. IND
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers in London.

    Advice: Gallinari may have some added incentive to play on the main stage in London, and with his injury simply being ankle soreness, he may just gut it out. It is, however, worth noting that a serious right ankle injury prematurely ended Gallinari's 2015-16 campaign, although this is the first time this season that we're hearing of any ankle issues, and it's currently unclear which ankle is the sore one. We should have a better idea on Gallinari's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Wednesday, 6:39 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. Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver scores 17 w/ three triples
    Anthony Tolliver scored 17 points with three triples, four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes against the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: The 31-year-old sharpshooter took seven attempts from deep and finished 4-of-11 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. At first glance this looks like a fluke, but Tolliver actually had 16 points and three more triples in his previous outing. He's played 36 and 32 minutes in those two games, so feel free to give him a glance if you strictly need a couple 3-pointers. Just keep in mind that he's still Anthony Tolliver. Tuesday, 10:39 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. 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. Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • LeBron James' 29 not enough vs. Jazz
    LeBron James hit 10-of-20 shots and three 3-pointers for 29 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in 37 minutes of Tuesday's 100-92 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: This was just Cleveland's ninth loss of the season and the core starters all played pretty well. Kyrie Irving had 20 points and a nice stat line and Kevin Love added 12 points and nine rebounds, but the duo combined to hit just 9-of-32 shots, which was a big reason for the loss. Tristan Thompson added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Trevor Booker (hip) probable for Thursday
    Trevor Booker (hip) said he thinks he can play on Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He added that his hip is feeling better, so his injury will likely only cost him one game. With Booker expected back, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will likely return to the bench on Thursday. Tuesday, 7:36 pm
  • Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss next 4 games
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss the next four games for the Pistons.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bone bruise, but the earliest we will see him back on the court is on Jan. 18 vs. the Hawks. Outside of deeper leagues, Leuer's owners should evaluate other options. Tobias Harris will likely stick in the starting lineup for at least the next week. Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (shoulder) questionable Wednesday
    Serge Ibaka (right shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Ibaka hurt his right shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Lakers, and him sitting out practice isn't a great sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Nikola Vucevic would have the opportunity to move back into the starting lineup and perhaps Aaron Gordon could spend more time at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • Trevor Booker (hip) will not play Tuesday
    Trevor Booker (hip) will not play Tuesday night vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Booker injured his hip in the first half of Sunday's game vs. Philly. He was initially ruled out but later returned. He downplayed the injury afterward, but is obviously not fully healthy. Justin Hamilton, who has played well of late, drew the start last time Booker did not play. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and even newly signed Quincy Acy will also likely see more minutes than previously expected. Tuesday, 3:04 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (flu) out Tuesday vs. Wizards
    Nikola Mirotic (flu) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Wow. The Bulls are going to be desperate for some offense tonight with Dwyane Wade (rest) and Jimmy Butler (illness) also on the sidelines. Denzel Valentine (ankle) will be returning from a three-game absence, and he could be tasked with more offensive responsibilities, but Jerami Grant is the guy that will earn the start. Isaiah Canaan and Doug McDermott could also see an uptick in usage, and Bobby Portis should see some extended run off the bench. For now, we'll consider Mirotic questionable for Thursday. Tuesday, 2:41 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. Tuesday, 1:29 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) ruled out for Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: We're still awaiting the results of Leuer's MRI, but he's still dealing with some fluid in his knee, so he could certainly spend a few more games on the sidelines. Tobias Harris should move back into the starting five tonight sans Leuer, with Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Tuesday, 12:30 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. Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • 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. Monday, 7:00 pm
  • Trevor Booker (hip) questionable for Tuesday
    Trevor Booker (hip) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Booker was able to practice on Monday, and he downplayed the injury saying it's "just a little sore," but we should get a better idea on his availability following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Justin Hamilton and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:54 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) has no structural damage
    Jon Leuer has no ligament or cartilage damage to his right knee according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: That's all we know at this point, but it sounds like Leuer is simply dealing with some soreness. Leuer has actually slowed down since his move to the first unit, so he's a borderline hold in standard leagues if we learn that he will miss time. Tobias Harris would likely move back into the first unit if that's the case, even though SVG said he likes him coming off the bench. Monday, 9:52 am
  • Trevor Booker says hip injury isn't serious
    Trevor Booker said that he doesn't think his hip injury is too serious.

    Advice: "Just a little sore hip coming into the game, and then I fell on it, made it worse,’’ Booker said after Sunday's game. "It was pretty tender. I just fell on it. I think it’s just like a bone bruise. I don’t think it’s anything serious." If Booker is held out of Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks, Justin Hamilton could see some minutes next to Brook Lopez and the Nets could go small with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four. For what it's worth, Booker was able to practice on Monday, but he wants to see how his hip responds in the morning. Jan 9, 8:29 am
  • Vucevic isn't sure how to fix FT problems
    Nikola Vucevic said he's not sure how to get to the free throw line more often.

    Advice: "I think it’s hard to try to get fouled," Vucevic said. "It’s more of just being more aggressive, going at the rim with more force. I think that’s really it. Sometimes you can kind of draw fouls, but it’s not that easy. If you focus too much on getting fouled, and if you don’t get the call, you’ll probably miss the shot." Vucevic has never averaged more than 2.9 FTs per game in his career and he's currently attempting just 1.8 FTs per game this season. The bigger concern is that he's hitting just 58.5 percent of his attempts, his lowest mark since his rookie season. Coach Frank Vogel said he wants to increase his minutes, so maybe he will be able to get into a better rhythm. Jan 9, 6:38 am
  • 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. Jan 8, 10:42 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic gets 19/7/4 with two blocks
    Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer on Sunday, making 8-of-17 shots in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The most important event for Vuc tonight was a pre-game quote from Frank Vogel. "[Increasing Vucevic's minutes] is something that we could see going forward," Vogel said. He came in averaging 28.0 minutes per game and any increase would be great news for his fantasy value, even though he's already established as a top-75 guy. Fingers crossed. Jan 8, 10:38 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. 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. Jan 8, 9:53 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver starts, scores 16 in 32 mins
    Anthony Tolliver started Sunday's game and finished with 16 points, five rebounds, two steals and 3-pointers in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: The veteran displaced Matt Barnes tonight, but he's just as likely to head back to the bench in Sacramento's next game. There should be better 3-point specialists on your waiver wire. 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. Jan 8, 9:52 pm
  • LeBron James scores 28 points in win
    LeBron James hit 11-of-17 shots for 28 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in Sunday’s 120-116 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Tonight, James became the 14th player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career field goals. Kyrie Irving added 27 points, seven assists, two rebounds, and one steal and Kevin Love had 25 points, 10 rebounds, and one block, but they needed it all to escape with a road win. Jan 8, 8:57 pm
  • Zach Randolph double-doubles in 27 minutes
    Zach Randolph posted 13 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist on Sunday, making 6-of-16 shots in 27 minutes vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This was Z-Bo's second straight double-double, marking the first time this season that he's gone on a dub-dub streak. His bench role hasn't prevented him from holding onto late round value, and it helps that he hasn't missed a game since Dec. 5. Jan 8, 8:08 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) won't return Sunday
    Jon Leuer (sore right knee) will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against Portland.

    Advice: He finished the night with one assist in six minutes. If he misses Tuesday's game against the Kings, Tobias Harris (who started the second half tonight) will likely move into the starting lineup. Jan 8, 6:59 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver, Garrett Temple start Sunday
    Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple will start vs. the Warriors on Sunday, with Matt Barnes and Ty Lawson shifting to the second unit.

    Advice: The Kings' starting lineup is perpetually in flux, so this is no surprise. Lawson is the only guy in this group with sustained fantasy appeal, but check back after the game to see how Tolliver and Temple fare vs. the Warriors. Jan 8, 6:09 pm
  • Trevor Booker plays through hip injury
    Trevor Booker (hip) returned to Sunday's loss to the 76ers and finished with four points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Booker had a tough fall and was initially ruled out for the remainder of the game, but he eventually made his way back to the court, which is a good sign regarding his status for Tuesday's game against the Hawks. Jan 8, 12:56 pm
  • Trevor Booker (hip) will not return Sunday
    Trevor Booker (left hip contusion) will not return to Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He had a rough fall in the first half and was hobbling for a few possessions after that, but he did stay in the game and didn't get ruled out until after halftime. This injury doesn't sound serious, so consider Booker day-to-day. Although, we all know the Nets are extremely cautious with their injuries, so he could miss time. He finishes with zero points, three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 15 minutes. Justin Hamilton and Hollis-Jefferson could gain some value while Booker is out. Jan 8, 10:40 am
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 points vs. OKC
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: There was a new wrinkle for the Nuggets with Gallinari actually getting some shooting guard minutes because of some early Will Barton foul trouble. The Rooster is also reportedly on the trade block, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. He's in a pretty good spot for his value, so a trade could hurt his fantasy upside. Jan 7, 7:51 pm
  • 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. Jan 7, 1:37 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 27 in comeback win
    Zach Randolph went off for 27 points in Friday's 128-119 overtime win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Incredibly, the Grizzlies outscored the Warriors 49-21 after the third quarter. They were down by as much as 24 points, so this was their third-largest come-from-behind win in franchise history. Randolph said after the game that he still feels like he's in his prime and it showed tonight, as he shot 12-of-17 from the field with 11 rebounds, six assists and one triple in 35 minutes. He may not post another line as good as this the rest of the season, so this doesn't move the needle much on his fantasy value. Jan 6, 10:50 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. 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. 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. Jan 6, 10:04 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver plays just eight minutes
    Anthony Tolliver did not score in eight minutes against the Clippers with three rebounds.

    Advice: With Rudy Gay back in the lineup, Tolliver lost most of his playing time. Go ahead and drop him in deep leagues. Jan 6, 9:58 pm
  • LeBron James scores 36 points in win
    LeBron James scored 36 points in a 116-108 win over the Nets on Friday, adding nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and five turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: That day off has really got him going. Since resting on Dec. 26, James averaged 29.6 points, 7.6 boards, 7.8 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.4 treys on 53.3 percent fro the field. His team now has a three-game lead over the Raptors, so there could be some rest on the horizon with three road games from Sunday to Wednesday next week. Jan 6, 8:57 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. Jan 6, 8:27 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. 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. 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. 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. Jan 6, 10:52 am
  • LeBron James wants the Cavs to add a PG
    LeBron James still wants the Cavs to add another point guard to the roster by the February trade deadline.

    Advice: Even with the addition of sharpshooter Kyle Korver, LeBron doesn't believe the Cavs are done wheeling and dealing. And, if history is any indicator, King James usually gets what he wants. A few names mentioned in this ESPN article are Jarrett Jack, Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole. The Cavs are at their full limit of 15 players, which means that Jordan McRae may get waived in order to clear a roster spot. Jan 6, 10:33 am
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 in loss
    Danilo Gallinari hit 5-of-13 shots for 15 points in 27 minutes on Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He also added three boards and one 3-pointer. The 15 points marked the fewest he has scored since Dec. 19, but that was to be expected against a tough Spurs defense. He looks to bounce back on Saturday against the Thunder who play up-tempo and are giving up 19.3 points per game to small forwards. Jan 5, 9:16 pm
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