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  • ATL goes small, starting Thabo Sefolosha
    Thabo Sefolosha will start for Paul Millsap (hip) against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense with the Pistons not having a big power forward in their starting lineup, and a bigger power forward in the second unit. Mike Muscala should still get a nice bump in playing time and is on the radar to use tonight. Plus, this news also helps Tim Hardaway Jr. with more minutes at the three. Today, 4:05 pm
  • J.J. Redick (rest) will not play vs. Pelicans
    J.J. Redick (rest) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday night.

    Advice: It's scheduled rest on the back end of a back-to-back set. Redick has been on fire with a 23-point game on Thursday, but he is still 32 years old. For tonight, Wes Johnson should get in the rotation while Austin Rivers, Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford all get boosts in playing time. Today, 3:39 pm
  • Courtney Lee out for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with more of Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings to help fill the void left by Lee. Holiday hasn't played too well, but he should be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. Plus, Jennings could see minutes around 30, especially if he plays close to 10 minutes next to Derrick Rose. Today, 2:53 pm
  • Jodie Meeks (foot) will play Friday
    Jodie Meeks (foot) will make his season debut aginst the Sixers on Friday.

    Advice: Meeks has missed the first 19 games of the season due to a fractured right foot. Coach Frank Vogel said he envisions Meeks playing in four or five-minute bursts each half on Friday. Vogel also explained that Meeks is probably not in game shape yet, but the best way to acclimate him to playing again is to give him minutes. Even when fully healthy, Meeks will likely have a minimal role in Orlando. He is not worth adding at this point. Today, 2:36 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Today, 1:33 pm
  • Wes Johnson has been out of the rotation
    Wes Johnson was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

    Advice: After getting double-digit minutes for five straight, the Clippers bumped Johnson out of the rotation. If he stays out, they would mean more run for Paul Pierce, Austin Rivers and Raymond Felton. Today, 12:22 pm
  • Stanley Johnson still a long-term guy
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said Stanley Johnson is "definitely part of our long-term plan."

    Advice: "I think the guy has a chance to be really, really good," Van Gundy said. In other words, Johnson is out of the rotation right now. Darrun Hilliard is ahead of Johnson right now and that may be the case for a while, especially with the Pistons playing good ball. Today, 11:18 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Saturday
    Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be the 14th straight game Lin has missed due to his nagging hamstring injury. Isiah Whitehead will likely draw the start on Saturday. Sean Kilpatrick will also continue to see extended minutes. Kilpatrick has been scoring hot of late. Over the Nets last five games, Kilpatrick is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from downtown. Today, 10:48 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Friday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness) will not play Friday vs. Orlando and is questionable for Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist earlier this week and is not yet ready for game action. Sergio Rodriguez will likely start in his place on Friday, with T.J. McConnell as the first point guard off the bench. Rodriguez has averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in the 17 games he has started this season. Today, 8:28 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Rockets
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Today, 12:14 am
  • Eric Gordon scores 23 points in win
    Eric Gordon scored 23 points during a 132-127 double-overtime win over the Warriors on Thursday, adding one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He hit some clutch buckets with five points in OT and six points in the fourth. The Rockets snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Warriors and are now 12-7 despite a tough schedule to kick off this season. The schedule makers also gave the Rockets a tough task with a game in altitude following a double-OT game against the Warriors. As for Gordon, he's posting seventh-round value on the season and should be around there all year. Yesterday, 11:50 pm
  • Patrick Beverley gets 29 minutes
    Patrick Beverley scored three points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: He only saw 0.5 minutes in the overtime frames, so maybe coach Mike D'Antoni didn't want to put too many minutes on Beverley during the front end of a back-to-back set. He hasn't shot the ball well in his last three with just three makes on 16 attempts, but Beverley is a hold in standard leagues. His minutes may be something to watch in Denver on Friday. Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles in 2-OT win
    James Harden scored 29 points in a double-overtime win on Thursday night, adding 15 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season and continues to have one of the highest usage rates in the league at 34 percent. He accounts for 61.8 percent of the Rockets assists, 33.1 percent of the points, 24 percent of the steals, and 21.8 percent of the rebounds. He stuffs the stat sheet just about every night and remains a top five fantasy player. Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 14 points in loss
    Jeff Green came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots for 14 points, two rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes of Thursday's tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Starter Aaron Gordon played just 21 minutes, and while Green hasn't really done much to be owned in fantasy leagues, he's doing a fantastic job of ruining the fantasy value of Gordon. Green could easily replace Gordon in the starting lineup again at any time, but he's come off the bench in two straight since returning from a back injury. Gordon is still the guy to own, but Green is making him a less-than-effective fantasy player right now. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has huge night
    Gordon Hayward scored 32 points with seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Thursday’s loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Hayward hit a season-high in points and has now scored over 30 points in two consecutive games, while scoring more than 20 points in six straight games. He is shooting the ball well recently and maintains a healthy usage rate of 28.3 percent. He is also contributing in assists, rebounds, and 3-pointers. His next game is against the Nuggets who play at the fifth highest pace in the league. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • J.J. Redick hits 9-of-13 shots, 4 treys
    J.J. Redick hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 23 points, two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: He sat the fourth quarter in a blowout and shot lights-out tonight, tying his career high with eight field goals made in the first half. He's been a bit up and down this season, as shooters will do, but is still averaging 16 points and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • MDA wants James Harden down to 34 mpg?
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said he eventually wants to get James Harden to 34 minutes per game.

    Advice: This isn't the first time MDA has said he wanted to drop Harden's minutes, but he's played 37.6 minutes per game over his last five outings. Harden is still likely going to put up monster numbers and we're not expecting him to drop too far below his season average of 36.9. Yesterday, 6:39 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) likely out for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This report adds that Lee is not expected to miss much time. His ankle doesn't appear to have any structural damage and perhaps he can make it back next week. Until then, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday should get some extra run. Yesterday, 6:01 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) is questionable for Friday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Wednesday night and did not return. Lee is not expected to miss much time and could even be back for Friday. If he's going to miss another game, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday would get some extra playing time. Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable to face the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Bayless was previously reported as out, but that was off the game notes. He had PRP treatment on his wrist recently and had been battling soreness basically since his return to action last week. If he is limited or out, Sergio Rodriguez would get a nice bump in playing time with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach on Bayless unless the wire is dry. Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • Jodie Meeks will not play vs Grizzlies Thurs
    Jodie Meeks (foot) will not play against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: Meeks may still travel with the team for Friday's game against the 76ers, but he won't be in the lineup against Memphis on Thursday. Meeks will be a bench player for the Magic when healthy and isn't worth adding in any fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 10:36 am
  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Fri vs Magic
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will miss Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist and will need some time to recover. We'll consider him day-to-day moving forward, but Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will continue to see more minutes on Friday. Bayless can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Yesterday, 8:52 am
  • Courtney Lee unlikely to miss extended time
    Courtney Lee (left ankle) sprain is unlikely to miss extended time after leaving Wednesday's game.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative on Lee's ankle and he isn't expected to be out for very long. We'll keep an eye on his progress, but Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings will both see a bump in deeper fantasy league value while Lee is out. Yesterday, 7:08 am
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) will not return vs. MIN
    Courtney Lee suffered a left ankle sprain on Wednesday night and will not return, though X-rays came back negative.

    Advice: The Knicks ruled him out somewhat quickly from his sprain in the first half. With Lee out, they're already going with more two-PG lineups while Justin Holiday should also get a nice bump in minutes. Holiday and Brandon Jennings are both worth speculative looks in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) gets PRP treatment
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) said he had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist.

    Advice: He'll need some time to recover from the treatment, so it would appear Bayless is going to miss some games -- we'll call him day-to-day for now. While he's out, Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Bayless looked like he was going to get big minutes, but it's tough to stash him with some many wrist problems. Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) remains out vs. Bucks
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: He doesn't a timetable to return. The Nets are really taking it easy on Lin and will wait until he's 100 percent healthy. Hamstring injuries can linger, so that's likely the reasoning to keep him out. Isaiah Whitehead will get at least one more start while Sean Kilpatrick also benefits. Wednesday, 2:00 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) out Wednesday vs. SAC
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Wednesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Bayless' third straight game on the sidelines, and after aggravating his wrist injury just three games into his previous return, the 76ers will likely be extra cautious this second time around. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Magic. Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start in his absence. Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores season-high 31
    Gordon Hayward hit 8-of-16 shots, three 3-pointers and 112-of-13 free throws for a season-high 31 points, five rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Hayward got off to a slow start tonight, but came on late to post one of his best lines of the season. He's rolling, averaging 25.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. He's also been very consistent, scoring between 22 and 31 points in each of his last five. His finger injury is obviously no longer a concern. Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Eric Gordon heating up, scores 24
    Eric Gordon hit 8-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 24 points, two rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Gordon had 26 points on Sunday and is hot, averaging 21.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 4.7 3-pointers over his last three games. Prior to that he was cold, scoring just nine total points on Nov. 21 and 23, hitting just 4-of-18 shots. Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • James Harden hits 8-of-23 shots in loss
    James Harden hit just 8-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 120-101 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Harden led the team in minutes, but didn't play very well tonight. He hit 11-of-22 shots in his previous game and came into this one hitting 46 percent of his shots on the season. But he's at just 41 percent overs his lsat five games and the seven dimes tied his season low. Obviously, he's fine and will be ready to blow up again in the near future. Possibly against the Warriors on Thursday. Tuesday, 9:03 pm
  • Jeff Green (sore lower back) plays 25 minutes
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting with three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He came off the bench behind Aaron Gordon and we'd be a little surprised if he moved back into the starting five. Green was shooting 29.6 percent from the field prior to Tuesday and is having a tough year in Orlando. He belongs on the waiver wire. Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) not on injury report
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is not listed on the injury report for Monday's game against Sacramento.

    Advice: This could just be a clerical error, so we're still going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game until we have something more definitive. Given that Bayless aggravated his injury after just three games, he'll likely be eased back into things this second time around, meaning he won't be in the standard league equation for a while. His eventual return will hurt Sergio Rodriguez the most. Tuesday, 1:16 pm
  • Courtney Lee dealing with sprained right hand
    Courtney Lee said that he sprained his shooting hand back on Nov. 20 vs. Atlanta, but maintains that it is not an issue that has affected his shot.

    Advice: Lee has been averaging 11.0 points, 2.3 triples, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and just 0.5 turnovers per game on 43.2 percent shooting since sustaining the injury, so this isn't anything to be concerned about. In fact, those numbers have been good enough for seventh-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a boost in the 3-point category with a trickle of steals. Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Jeff Green (back) will play Tuesday
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) will play Tuesday in San Antonio, but he will come off the bench according to coach Frank Vogel.

    Advice: Green has been a major disappointment this season in Orlando. He hasn't scored more than 11 points in three weeks. Over the Magic's last 10 games, eight of which he started, Green is averaging just 6.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while shooting a frigid 29.6 percent from the floor; including 17.9 percent from 3-point territory. Tuesday, 10:29 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points Monday
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: He added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes. Hayward also got to the free throw line 15 times, connecting on 12 of them. He's scored 22 or more points in each of his last four games and has made a total of 30 free throws in that span. Monday, 9:11 pm
  • Courtney Lee has a solid outing on Monday
    Courtney Lee made 5-of-10 shots for 13 points, three boards, and two steals in 36 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Lee has now scored in double figures in three consecutive games and has made nine 3-pointers over that span. He continues to see plenty of minutes, averaging 30.6 minutes per game and playing over 35 minutes in three of his last five games. His usage rate is just 14.6 percent, but he does account for 23.5 percent of the 3PM and 14.7 percent of the Knicks points. If you are looking for help in the 3-point category and need a scorer, now is the time to pick up Lee, as he is shooting the ball well. Monday, 8:50 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) out Monday vs. Toronto
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Bayless didn't even travel with the team, but the 76ers will be returning to Philly for a four-game home stand on Wednesday, so him not traveling doesn't necessarily mean much. Sergio Rodriguez will be running with the first unit for however long Bayless is out, and he's worth owning as an assists specialist. Monday, 3:05 pm
  • Vogel hopeful Meeks can return on road trip
    Frank Vogel is hopeful that Jodie Meeks (foot) can get back on the court sometime during Orlando's upcoming five-game road trip.

    Advice: Meeks will have a limited role off the Orlando bench, so he's not worth owning anywhere. Monday, 11:25 am
  • Vogel hopeful Green (back) can play Tuesday
    Frank Vogel is hopeful that Jeff Green (sore lower back) will be ready for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Vogel gave Green the day off during Monday's practice in order to help rest up his back, and given that he's simply dealing with a sore back, it seems there's a decent chance he'll be able to return to the court on Tuesday night. Green will more than likely resume his spot in Orlando's starting five, a move that would send Aaron Gordon (who went scoreless on Sunday) back to the bench. Check back for another update on Green following Tuesday morning's shootaround. Monday, 11:22 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still has no timetable
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still has no timetable to return.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson said Lin is "making strides" and that the PG is hoping to return to practice soon. It's probably safe to rule him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers because the Nets aren't going to let him play until he goes through a full practice. Isaiah Whitehead and Sean Kilpatrick will continue to benefit while Lin is out, with Kilpatrick being the better fantasy option. Monday, 10:21 am
  • Patrick Beverley shoots 0-of-5 in 35 minutes
    Patrick Beverley chipped in four assists, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Portland on Sunday, but he missed all five field goal attempts to finish with one point in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Bev came in hot this season, shooting 53.1 percent in five games, but a drop-off was inevitable for the career 41.4 percent shooter. He's still worth a look if you need a low-end PG, and you can't tell by watching him play that he just returned from knee surgery. Sunday, 9:11 pm
  • Eric Gordon erupts Sunday for 26/5/4, six 3s
    Eric Gordon thrived in 30 bench minutes vs. Portland, scoring 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting with a 6-of-9 mark from downtown, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and just one turnover.

    Advice: Gordon's scoring outburst isn't a complete surprise, as the Blazers have ceded the sixth-most points to opposing benches this season. His off-ball movement got him free for plenty of open looks, and tonight's production was sweet relief for his fantasy owners -- he came in shooting 29.0 percent in his previous three games. Sunday, 9:08 pm
  • Rockets win behind James Harden's 38 points
    James Harden lit up the Blazers' defense on Sunday, scoring 38 points on 11-of-22 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs, including a 5-of-12 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Harden also dished out 10 assists with two rebounds, two assists and one block. His five turnovers actually lowered his average as the league-leader in that category (5.6 per game). The mountain of miscues take a toll in 9-cat leagues (and most points leagues), but for 8-cat purposes Harden is vying with Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant as the top overall value. Sunday, 9:06 pm
  • J.J. Redick shoots just 1-of-7 in ugly loss
    J.J. Redick shot just 1-of-7 from the field for five points, two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 22 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: The Pacers' impressive defensive effort deserves credit for Redick's lousy night, which has all the hallmarks of a fluke. He had been shooting very well after a slow start to the season and has now made at least one 3-pointer in 74 consecutive games. Expect him to bounce back quickly vs. the Nets' defense on Tuesday. Sunday, 5:40 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Sunday, 4:06 pm
  • Jeff Green (sore back) ruled out for Sunday
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Green said that his back has been bothering him for the past few games, so it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Tuesday's game in San Antonio as well. His absence from tonight's game will likely result in Aaron Gordon returning to the starting five and flirting with around 30 minutes. It's not the best matchup for Gordon, but his numbers will assuredly be better as a starter, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. Sunday, 2:00 pm
  • Green, Watson questionable Sunday vs. MIL
    Jeff Green (sore lower back) and C.J. Watson (illness) are questionable to play Sunday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Green has been starting for the Magic, but if he's out tonight, that'll more than likely result in Aaron Gordon seeing a significant boost in value with the return to the starting lineup. Watson isn't a major part of the rotation, but if he's out, D.J. Augustin would likely pickup most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Sunday, 1:32 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) questionable Monday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: He's traveling with the team, which is a good sign, but he could be headed for a game-time call as team's typically skip shootaround on the second day of a back-to-back set. If he's back, Sergio Rodriguez would likely return to the bench, but when both those guys are healthy, neither one is worth owning in standard leagues. Sunday, 12:58 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) ruled out Sunday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Sunday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He aggravated his wrist against the Bulls on Friday and is dealing with some soreness, and it's not a surprise to see him ruled out after he was downgraded from probable to questionable. With Bayless out, Sergio Rodriguez could move into the starting lineup and is worth a look for any owner needing assists. Sunday, 9:36 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable Sunday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He said on Saturday that he still has some soreness in his wrist and he was downgraded from probable to questionable. Bayless will likely test out his wrist in the pre-game warmups, so he's shaping up to be a game-time call. Sergio Rodriguez would be a nice streaming option for owners in need of assists if Bayless sits. Sunday, 8:27 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 34 points in win vs. MIN
    Stephen Curry scored 34 points in a win over the Wolves on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He matched his season high for minutes tonight and hit 30 points for the sixth time this season. The Warriors, like most teams, killed the Wolves in the third with Curry's 17 points leading the charge. They are back to smashing on teams with their NBA-best 13.5 net rating and 11-game winning streak. Better yet for Curry's fantasy owners, coach Steve Kerr says his guys feel fresh, so Curry should continue to drop massive stats. Saturday, 10:33 pm
  • Stanley Johnson active, Hilliard ahead of him
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said Darrun Hilliard will be the first wing off the bench over Stanley Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson is active, but he is firmly in the doghouse after a one-game suspension. Saturday, 4:14 pm
  • Jeremy Lin still out for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) remains out for Sunday against the Kings.

    Advice: The Nets continue to rule him out before game action. The Nets have been saying Lin has been "progressing" since last week, but obviously that doesn't mean much. Isaiah Whitehead looks like he'll have at least a couple more starts, but isn't worth owning in most leagues. Lin should be stashed in almost all leagues. Saturday, 1:44 pm
  • James Harden posts triple-double in win
    James Harden posted his fourth triple-double of the season during a 117-104 win against the Kings on Friday, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Rockets were spacing out the Kings out with their NBA record 50 attempts from deep. Harden is currently on pace to set the NBA record for most assists on 3-pointers in a season while he's also setting up his teammates for plenty of points in the paint. Harden also turned in his 13th triple-double as a Rocket, which puts him just one behind Hakeem Olajuwon for the Rockets franchise record. He'll get another awesome matchup against the Blazers on Sunday. Saturday, 12:05 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points vs. Lakers
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points 8-of-17 shooting vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Curry added five assists, five rebounds, three steals, four triples and three turnovers. He played 36 minutes in the win, but coach Steve Kerr said before the game that he's not planning on resting his studs in the near future -- that's notable because the Warriors play the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday vs. the Wolves. It makes sense to check his status just in case. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points with 10 dimes
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points during a 98-85 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Since he was semi-benched with only 13 minutes on Nov. 18, Bledsoe is surging again. In those four, he averaged 23.8 points, 7.3 boards, 6.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, 1.8 treys and 4.5 turnovers. Although, those turnovers are really high and coach Earl Watson was not happy with his team turning it over 26 times tonight. Still, Bledsoe is trending up after a brutal start. Friday, 10:54 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points against the Hawks on Friday with seven rebounds, two steals, one block, one triple and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was very efficient, shooting 8-of-14 from the field and hitting all seven of his free throws. Hayward was in a bit of a mini-slump last week, but he's since scored 22 or more points in his last three games and is averaging 23.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.7 treys in that span. Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 11 off the bench
    Thabo Sefolosha returned to the bench on Friday vs. the Jazz, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Kyle Korver returned from a maintenance day, but he combined for just six points on the wings with Kent Bazemore. Sefolosha is holding onto low-end value because he was averaging 2.3 steals per game prior to Friday, but standard-league owners should be able to do better. Friday, 8:07 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 24 points in road loss
    J.J. Redick had 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting in a loss to the Pistons on Friday, scoring 18 of those in a career-best third quarter.

    Advice: Three of Redick's makes came from downtown and he went 3-of-3 at the line, with three rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes. Frequent blowouts are part of the reason Redick is averaging just 26.0 minutes per game this season, but he's been hot lately and deserves a roster spot in most 12-team formats. Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Thabo back to the bench
    Thabo Sefolosha will move back to the bench on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Hawks second unit is arguably the best in basketball thanks in part to Sefolosha's defense. His steals numbers are down from his fast start, so he's only a borderline asset in most leagues. Friday, 4:02 pm
  • Stanley Johnson gets one-game suspension
    Stanley Johnson received a one-game suspension for violating team rules and will not play on Friday.

    Advice: He's almost fallen out of the rotation anyway, so the Pistons won't miss him too much. Darrun Hilliard should be the backup to a very busy Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Friday, 2:58 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This will be the ninth straight game Lin has missed due to the injury to his left hamstring. It seemed Lin was making solid progress when it was reported that he looked good in lengthy workouts earlier this week. However, the Nets are taking a cautious approach, as hamstring injuries can linger for months if not properly healed. Sean Kilpatrick and Isaiah Whitehead will continue to see the lion's share of minutes at point guard in place of Lin. Friday, 7:33 am
  • Warriors set assists record in blowout win
    The Warriors lost to the Lakers on Nov. 4 this season, but they atoned on Wednesday with a 149-106 trouncing led by Stephen Curry's 31 points, nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Curry's nine dimes were second on the team behind Draymond Green (11), and the Warriors' team total of 47 assists made history. In addition to setting a franchise record, they had the most assists in an NBA game in 25 years (the Suns had 47 assists during the 1991-92 season). Kevin Durant's impact on Steph's fantasy value may have been over-stated -- he's still on pace for top-five value this season. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Patrick Beverley posts 10 & 10 w/ four dimes
    Patrick Beverley grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points, four assists, two 3-pointers and one steal in 35 minutes of action vs. Toronto on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors had given up 100+ points in seven consecutive games and they did so again tonight, but Houston's defense wasn't up to the task in a 115-102 defeat. Beverley fell two boards short of his career high and he's looked good since his return, establishing himself as a viable low-end point guard -- just don't expect many assists with James Harden running the show. Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • Eric Gordon quiet again in loss to Raptors
    Eric Gordon had another disappointing line on Wednesday, coming off the bench for nine points on 4-of-13 shooting with two assists, one board, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Gordon played 28 minutes but he's taken a hit since Pat Beverley returned, and is averaging a mere 4.5 points in his past two games. Houston has scored 36.8 percent of their points off 3-pointers, the highest mark in the league, which is the saving grace for Gordon's fantasy value -- at worst, he's a great 3-point specialist. Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • James Harden has 29 & 15 with 12 turnovers
    James Harden racked up a dubious triple-double on Wednesday, committing 12 turnovers to go along with 29 points and 15 assists.

    Advice: Harden's owners are used to distasteful turnover totals, so this shouldn't be a shocker. He added six rebounds with two steals and three 3-pointers, while making 7-of-13 FGs and 12-of-12 FTs, rounding out a glorious 8-cat line. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha quiet as fill-in starting SG
    Thabo Sefolosha finished Wednesday's road victory with four points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal, going 2-of-8 from the field without any free throw attempts.

    Advice: Kyle Korver was resting tonight, so Thabo earned 33 minutes as a fill-in starter. He'll head back to the bench for Atlanta's next game and is still primarily a steals specialist who can contribute a trickle of rebounds. Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start Wednesday vs. IND
    Thabo Sefolosha will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pacers, with Kyle Korver (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: Sefolosha will draw a favorable matchup tonight, so he's on the radar as a potential low-budget option in DFS or streamer. In his previous outing against the Pacers, Sefolosha put up 12 points, five boards, two assists, two triples, one steal and one block in a mere 16 minutes of floor time. Wednesday, 10:13 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. BOS
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: "I think with all of us, we’re super focused on the long term approach," Kenny Atkinson said of Lin. "I know from a coaching standpoint I prefer to take a cautious approach and I know my performance team agrees with that... We want to make sure he progresses the right way and when he returns to play, he’s ready to go." Hamstring injuries can linger, so this cautious approach does make sense. Lin was able to get in a hard 45-minute workout on Tuesday, so he is progressing, and for now we'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers. Wednesday, 6:07 am
  • Courtney Lee held to five points Tuesday
    Courtney Lee scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday with four rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a 14-point outing against the Hawks, but he's been far too inconsistent this season. Lee has been held to single-digit points in four out of his last five games and is averaging 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in that span. You should be able to find a better option on your waiver wire. Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha plays 23 minutes in loss
    Thabo Sefolosha returned from a three-game absence due to a sore knee and played 23 minutes, finishing with six points, three rebounds and a steal on 3-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: He's back, but it could take him some time to reach full strength. And as long as the Hawks are healthy, he'll be too inconsistent to rely upon in fantasy. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Wes Johnson returned to action on Monday November 21. Tuesday, 12:39 am
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 points in win Monday
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points on 4-of-7 shooting on Monday vs. the Raptors with two rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He hit three triples and lived at the free throw line where he hit all nine of his attempts. Redick is hot right now and is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 treys and 1.2 steals over his last five games, and while that's not sustainable, he can be treated as a mid-round player the rest of the way. Monday, 10:35 pm
  • James Harden scores 28 points vs. DET
    James Harden scored 28 points against the Pistons during a 99-96 win on Monday, adding eight rebounds, 11 assists, one block, six turnovers and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a rough night shooting the ball, making 6-of-17 from the field and 14-of-19 from the line. Harden is still holding his assist lead with 12.4 per game, which hasn't really dropped too much since the return of Patrick Beverley. He may not have as many plays for him -- there will still be a ton -- but Harden could add more catch-and-shoot threes. He's still in the mix as the top player going forward, especially in eight-cat leagues. Monday, 10:21 pm
  • Eric Gordon goes scoreless vs. DET
    Eric Gordon went scoreless against the Pistons in 29 minutes on Monday, adding one rebound, two assists, one block and one steal.

    Advice: Shooting guards are the most inconsistent players and bench players will have quiet nights, so this was just a perfect storm of bad for Gordon. He was coming off a 20-point game on Saturday, so he was just on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Gordon won't win your league, but he's worth owning and his minutes haven't suffered too much since Pat Beverley returned. Monday, 10:14 pm
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