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  • Wes Johnson was reinstated from his suspension on Thursday January 19. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 am
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 27 points in win
    Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Thursday's 104-101 win against the Clippers.

    Advice: Wiggins has struggled this month, so watching him have a big night was refreshing. His lack of peripheral stats can be frustrating for fantasy owners, but on nights like tonight, his scoring makes up for it. He did grab a crucial rebound late in the game, which put him on the free throw line where he was able close the game out. Minnesota will face off against the Nuggets on Sunday, a team that Wiggins has scored 25 points against in each game this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Zach LaVine shoots poorly vs. Clippers
    Zach LaVine hit 3-of-13 shots for nine points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday's win over the Clippers.

    Advice: LaVine is averaging just 15.3 points per game in January compared to his 20.1 points per game this season. It has been a rocky month nonetheless, but his next matchup is one that favors him, as the Nuggets are giving up the most fantasy points per game to opposing shooting guards, making this a great bounce back spot. Fantasy owners should deploy him as per usual. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • J.J. Redick struggles against Minnesota
    J.J. Redick hit 4-of-11 shots for nine points with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday's loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: This type of night is to be expected from him, but the 31 minutes is a good sign. Redick only saw an extra minute per game in the last stint without Chris Paul (thumb) and he actually has a higher usage rate and a better efficiency with CP3 on the floor with him this season, but Redick should get more chances to score when he's having a good game. Keep him rolling. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Jamal Crawford struggles in Thursday's loss
    Jamal Crawford hit 3-of-14 shots for seven points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes on Thursday against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Crawford continues to struggle with his shot, sporting a .178 field goal percentage in his last five games and scoring fewer than 10 points in each contest during that stretch. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Crawford should see a boost in minutes. His shot will likely eventually start falling as he is a shooter and he is a borderline own with Paul out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 10 points in loss
    Raymond Felton scored 10 points with eight assists, four rebounds and two steals on Thursday night against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Felton got the start for the injured Chris Paul (hand) tonight and played 34 minutes. Although he scored just 10 points, he did contribute in dimes and steals. He should be owned in all formats during Paul’s absence, but will hurt you in field goal percentage some nights. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Felton, JJ, Rivers, Luc & Jordan starting
    Raymond Felton, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan will start against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: This was expected all along and the Clippers will have to manage without the NBA's top player in real plus minus. Felton is worth a look if you need a point guard for the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores season-high 17 points
    Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 17 points against the Suns on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He had a really strong game, which has been a habit for him since he moved into the starting lineup. In those three, Shumpert averaged 16.0 points, 3.7 boards, 2.0 steals and 3.7 treys. We've seen Shump go on hot streaks before and he almost always fizzles out, but being this hot in a new role for him makes him an interesting pickup. If you're not dropping something with much demand, it's not a bad idea to give Shump a look to see if he can stay anywhere close to this hot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores just two points
    P.J. Tucker scored two points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson always plays Tucker against top-notch wings, so that explains the playing time. As you can see with his stat line, he's not really doing much with his minutes. Tucker has actually been a ninth-round guy in his last 10, but a possible trade and a low upside makes him a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:38 pm
  • Jodie Meeks (right thumb) out 4-6 weeks
    Jodie Meeks (right thumb) will not need surgery and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: He suffered two sprained ligaments from the thumb dislocation on Wednesday night. The team added the return date will depend on the response to the treatment. Meeks has filled in for the injured Evan Fournier (heel, foot), so the Magic may have to turn to Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson. Hezonja is only worth a look in deep leagues for now. Meeks' fantasy owners should probably cut him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
  • P.J. Tucker drawing interest around the NBA
    P.J. Tucker is reportedly drawing interest from around the league.

    Advice: Tucker is on the final year of an affordable deal, as he's on the books for just $5.3 million. With the Suns rebuilding, it's no secret that they will listen to offers for their defensive stopper. According to this report, the Clippers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Hawks all have interest in Tucker, but Suns GM Ryan McDonough said earlier in the week that he doesn't like taking back late-round picks in deals which could complicate things in trade talks. If the Suns can find a new home for Tucker, T.J. Warren will get a bump and Dragan Bender will have a larger role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 am
  • Monta Ellis has another terrible game
    Monta Ellis scored two points with four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's had a miserable season and maybe he's not healthy. Ellis has scored two points in three of his last five games and has seen his usage drop big time. If you want to drop Ellis for a hot free agent, we still don't blame you. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • J.J. Redick, Crawford to see more minutes
    Doc Rivers said that J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford will likely play more minutes to help compensate for the loss of Chris Paul (left thumb surgery).

    Advice: Rivers was explicit about his reasoning. "Austin [Rivers] and Raymond [Felton] are the only two [points guards], really," he said. "[But] we don’t want to tax Raymond and Austin to the point that they’re not doing what they do well." Redick should already be owned, and Rivers and Felton are hot pickups with CP3 on the shelf for 6-8 weeks, but for now Crawford is just a borderline option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Stanley Johnson earning Van Gundy's praise
    Stanley Johnson fared well in 32 minutes of action on Wednesday, making 3-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer to score seven points with four boards, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out again tonight, making it much easier for Johnson to earn minutes, but his recent play should keep him in the rotation going forward. "I think his professionalism, his work ethic, his approach, his conditioning, have all been good lately," said coach Stan Van Gundy. "So I don’t think it’s really a coincidence that he’s playing a lot better." Johnson admitted that playing limited minutes in the NBA has been a difficult adjustment, and even with the improved play he's not worth owning outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Pat Beverley scores 12 points vs. Bucks
    Patrick Beverley scored 12 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's a massive stat line in standard leagues and Beverley now has multiple steals in five consecutive games. He also has at least seven rebounds in each of his last three. Despite Beverley's 6'1" frame, he ranks eighth for rebounding percentage among all guards with at least 10 starts this season. This monster game moved him to a top-45 player this season. He's been a steal in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scoreless in 21 minutes
    Thabo Sefolosha was a no-show during Wednesday's lopsided road loss, going scoreless with one rebound and zero assists, steals, blocks or 3-pointers in 12 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks had won nine of their past 10 games, pushing them past teams like the Wizards, Pacers and Bucks for the No. 4 seed in the East, and Sefolosha's starting job shouldn't be in danger due to one awful game. No matter where he begins games, though, he's little more than a steals specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Jodie Meeks (dislocated thumb) out for game
    Jodie Meeks suffered a dislocated right thumb on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: The good news is X-rays were negative, so he didn't break anything. That said, he will need an MRI on Thursday to check for ligament damage. Meeks finished with five points, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 16 minutes. Maybe, just maybe coach Frank Vogel will play Mario Hezonja, who is only worth a speculative add in very deep leagues for now. C.J. Watson should also get more minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:48 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • James Harden struggles for 13th triple-double
    James Harden hit just 12-of-30 shots, 4-of-15 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws for 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to record his 13th triple-double of the season in Tuesday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: As much as Kevin Durant is constantly a model of efficiency, Harden tends to drift to the opposite side of the scale, and his six turnovers didn't help matters. But regardless of how poorly he's shooting the ball, he makes up for the poor FG percentage and TOs with a ton of points, boards, assists and a high volume free throw percentage. He also had two steals, but he would have traded the trip-dub for a win over an inferior team tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 pm
  • Raymond Felton looking at a bump in minutes
    Raymond Felton is looking at a bump in minutes with Chris Paul (thumb surgery) out for the next 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Felton started the second half of Monday's game and looked great with 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting with six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes, and he averaged 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. He's likely going to take over the starting role in Los Angeles and looks like a strong pickup in standard leagues. Austin Rivers also looks like a great pickup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:30 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 with five triples
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points with five 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from the field in just 27 minutes, adding two assists, one rebound and two steals. Redick is rolling with averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.8 triples over his last five games, but expect his numbers to take a hit when Blake Griffin (knee) returns in the near future. Chris Paul (sprained thumb) picked up an injury tonight, but Redick won't benefit as much if CP3 misses time because his usage rate, true shooting percentage and offensive rating are lower when CP3 isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 on 7-of-7 shooting
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: Chris Paul left the game with a sprained left thumb and did not return, so Felton started the second half and added six assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 27 minutes. X-rays were negative on Paul's thumb, but he is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday at which point we will know if he needs to miss additional time. Felton looks like a nice speculative pickup with averages of 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 triples in six previous starts this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 pm
  • P.J. Tucker hauls in season-high 13 boards
    P.J. Tucker tied his season high with 13 rebounds and added eight points and two steals in 27 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Tucker is averaging just 6.2 points over his last five games, but also 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 29 minutes a game. He doesn't hit threes, hand out assists or block shots, and with his shaky field goal percentage and lack of scoring, is a borderline player to target in fantasy leagues. Chances are you can do better off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:55 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores 15 in start
    Iman Shumpert scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting in another start on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He pulled down nine rebounds and added three steals and two triples in 30 minutes. Shump scored 16 points with two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes in his previous start, so he might be worth a flier in deeper leagues if he can keep this up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:32 pm
  • Wes Johnson (personal) ruled out Monday
    Wes Johnson (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson is only averaging 13.8 minutes over his last five games, so this won't have many fantasy implications. Alan Anderson could pick up a few extra minutes in his absence, but shouldn't be trusted in any format. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:37 pm
  • Jodie Meeks scores 11 points in 34 minutes
    Jodie Meeks scored 11 points with four rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointers and three turnovers in 34 minutes on Monday vs. Denver.

    Advice: Meeks once again start in place of the injured Evan Fournier (foot). Meeks' ceiling isn't very high, but he is consistent when starting. He has now scored in double-figures in four straight games. With Fournier potentially out the rest of the week, Meeks should continue to start for the foreseeable future, which makes Meeks a decent short-term add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:03 pm
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 am
  • Patrick Beverley posts all-around gem vs Nets
    Patrick Beverley got back on track during Sunday's game in Brooklyn, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Beverley played just 27 minutes in the blowout road win, and it was great to see his shot falling -- he averaged only 5.0 points on 25.0 percent shooting in his previous four games. In spite of the recent slump, Bev has been a terrific fantasy asset with career-high averages in boards (6.1), assists (4.4) and steals (1.5), to go along with 8.9 points and 1.6 threes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:10 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 Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • 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 Sunday, 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 Sunday, 9:41 am
  • Jodie Meeks plays 38 minutes vs. Jazz
    Jodie Meeks scored 12 points with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He got the start in place of the injured Evan Fournier (foot) and scored in double-figures for the third consecutive game -- he was also used at small forward in this one. Fournier could miss at least the next two games, which would move Meeks into the starting lineup and give him a boost. He can be added in 14-team leagues as long as Fournier is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:51 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with five rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He did get the business from Kawhi Leonard for most of this game, but Tucker came up big late to get the big win. He'll have some low-end value while the Suns are technically in playoff contention, but he's only a guy on deep-league radars. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 pm
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:42 pm
  • Jodie Meeks back in the starting lineup
    Jodie Meeks will start for Evan Fournier (foot) against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He's basically been the understudy with Fournier has been out. In those six starts, he averaged 12.5 points, 2.7 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys. He is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues until Fournier gets the all clear. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:39 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:26 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 15 points vs. Lakers
    Raymond Felton scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This wasn't really a garbage-time special for Felton in a very impressive game. He also played next to Chris Paul for eight minutes today, which is close to double his average in the 20 previous games they were paired together. Felton has been hanging around top-150 value in his last 10, but that's still close to his ceiling while CP3 is healthy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:19 pm
  • 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
  • Iman Shumpert plays great in start
    Iman Shumpert was effective in a start against the Kings on Friday, scoring 16 points with two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, LeBron James said he was trying to get Shumpert going partly because Shump was wearing LeBron's retro No. 1 sneakers tonight. Obviously there won't be many shots going Shump's way in that first unit, so he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:06 pm
  • Stanley Johnson plays 26 minutes in loss
    Stanley Johnson played 26 minutes against the Jazz on Friday and scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting.

    Advice: The second-year forward added two triples and one steal. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and Johnson was a candidate to start after logging 37 minutes in his previous outing, but the Pistons rolled with Aron Baynes to match up Utah's size up front. With that said, don't be surprised if Johnson starts on Sunday vs. the Lakers if KCP is out again. Johnson is only on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Pat Beverley has a light scoring game
    Patrick Beverley scored six points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is still playing through some wrist soreness, which may explain why he missed all three shots from deep. Beverley was still putting up mid-round value before this wrist issue, so his owners should exercise some patience. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha losing minutes
    Thabo Sefolosha scored three points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He's slowed to a crawl in his last three, averaging 4.3 points, 2.7 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 turnovers in 23.0 minutes. Sefolosha is also on the trade block and a lot of things could keep his minutes down, so he's a cut candidate for his low upside. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:30 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
  • Iman Shumpert will start at SG on Friday
    Iman Shumpert will replace DeAndre Liggins in the starting lineup Friday night vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Despite getting promoted into starting lineup, it's hard to get excited about Shump's fantasy prospects. Over the Cavs last eight games, he has seen plenty of playing time (26.1 minutes per contest) but is averaging just 5.4 points (shooting 36.4 percent from the floor and 16.7 percent from downtown), 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. With Kyle Korver now in the mix, Shump will likely see his minutes reduced, even if he remains the starter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:02 am
  • 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
  • Clippers want Jamal Crawford to keep shooting
    Jamal Crawford's teammates and coaches are encouraging him to shoot his way out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Over the Clippers last eight games, Crawford (the reigning Sixth Man of the Year) is averaging just 9.0 points, while shooting a frigid 28.9 percent from the field and 19.2 percent from 3-point territory. "All my teammates are saying, ‘Be more aggressive.’ Doc’s saying, ‘Stop thinking. Just play,’" said Crawford. He's been a natural-born scorer his whole life, so it is safe to assume Jamal will snap out of slump sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:44 am
  • Stanley Johnson plays 37 minutes vs. Warriors
    Stanley Johnson scored eight points with three assists, two rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in a season-high 37 minutes on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was injured during the game and did not return, which led to heavy minutes for Johnson. Darrun Hilliard also played 26 minutes, scoring six points with three assists and one rebound. If KCP misses any time with the injury, both Johnson and Hilliard will see a boost in minutes, with Johnson likely getting the starts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:24 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points on 13 FGAs
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire early in a 134-94 win over the Lakers on Thursday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and no turnovers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: His 24 points in the first half was a career high and he also made 8-of-9 from the line for some magnificent efficiency. Leonard became the only player to score at least 30 points in fewer than 29 minutes in multiple games this season -- he scored 30 in 27 minutes on Dec. 10. His offense may have caught up to his defense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:04 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores 12 points off bench
    Monta Ellis scored 12 points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's still wearing his mask and it doesn't seem to be affecting his confidence. Ellis saw a lot of run in garbage time today, which is a great sign of his minutes limit going away. Techincally, he doesn't have a limit, but Ellis played just 19.5 minutes per game over his previous four. He's had a bad season, so he's got some work to do to have value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:22 pm
  • 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
  • J.J. Redick: 22 pts w/ season-high five dimes
    J.J. Redick scored 22 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs vs. the Magic on Wednesday, adding a season-high five assists and six rebounds in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Redick's six rebounds were his second-highest total of the season, trailing only Sunday's total of seven boards, and he's been terrific in the month of January. He added three 3-pointers and one block without a single turnover tonight, and needs to be started in all leagues until (or unless) he cools off. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Raymond Felton hits 4-of-6 shots in 16 mins
    Raymond Felton came off the bench vs. Orlando on Wednesday, making 4-of-6 shots to finish with eight points and three boards in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Felton started L.A.'s last game, but he returned to the second unit with Austin Rivers healthy tonight. Felton can be ignored in most leagues, but he's an interesting streaming play when injuries strike L.A.'s backcourt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:31 pm
  • Austin Rivers returns in 33 mins Wednesday
    Austin Rivers (illness) returned to action on Wednesday with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rivers moved back into the starting five alongside Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan, as the Clippers continue to go small in the absence of Blake Griffin (knee). He's worth a glance if you need points, 3-pointers and a dash of assists, but he's not a well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:30 pm
  • Jodie Meeks scores 14 points w/ five steals
    Jodie Meeks led Orlando's second unit on Wednesday with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, adding five rebounds, two assists and a season-high five steals in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Two of Meeks' makes came from downtown and he didn't commit any turnovers, solidifying a very nice game for the few owners who started him tonight. He was coming off two invisible performances, and is marginalized most nights when Evan Fournier is healthy, so most owners should leave him drifting on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:23 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 28, MIN gets win streak
    Andrew Wiggins helped the Wolves earn their second win streak of the season on Wednesday, scoring 28 points (11-of-20 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with two 3-pointers, four boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Wiggins' lack of supporting stats draws a lot of attention for fantasy purposes, so it was nice to see him scoring efficiently while chipping in elsewhere. The Wolves are fourth in the league in total rebound rate, at 51.8, and they crushed the Rockets on the glass tonight with a 49-32 advantage, helping to seal the win. They can establish a season-best three-game streak by defeating the visiting Thunder on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) scoreless in 34 mins
    Patrick Beverley had four assists, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, but he also failed to score while missing all five of his shot attempts.

    Advice: Bev has been dealing with a wrist injury since late December, and he's repeatedly emphasized how much it hurts, but he continues to tough it out. He's a gladiator and we're leaving him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Raymond Felton headed to bench Wednesday
    Raymond Felton will likely shift to the bench with Austin Rivers returning to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rivers missed Sunday's game with the flu but he's healthy tonight, so the veteran Felton's minutes should take a significant hit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
  • Austin Rivers (illness) will start vs. Magic
    Austin Rivers (illness) will start against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: His dad is also well enough to coach tonight. Rivers absolutely went off against the Magic in their last game on Dec. 14 with 25 points, so maybe he can have another big outing. Because he's playing well these days, Rivers is worth a look in standard leagues while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:54 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
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 30 w/ 3 steals, 3 blocks
    Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points on 10-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) didn't play, so it's not a surprise that The Claw went off because his usage rate rises from 28.4 to 33.9 with Aldridge off the court. Leonard added seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, three blocks and two triples, hitting 8-of-10 free throws in 36 minutes. He should torch the Lakers on Thursday with or without Aldridge. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:20 pm
  • Rivers (illness) probable for Wednesday
    Austin Rivers (illness) returned to practiced with the team on Tuesday and appears probable for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Rivers missed Sunday's game vs. Miami due to the flu bug that has rampaged the NBA. In his previous four games, Rivers was averaging 18.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 37.9 minutes. However, with Chris Paul back in the mix, Rivers will not see the same amount of extended playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 am
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