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  • 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 32 minutes ago
  • Andre Iguodala scores season-high 14 points
    Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: You just knew he was going to step up with LeBron James in town. Iguodala did all of his damage in just 25 minutes of the blowout, adding five assists, three rebounds, one block and two triples. As good as he was tonight, Iggy was only averaging 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists on the season, so we can't get behind an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:01 pm
  • Stephen Curry hands out 11 assists in win
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points and matched his season high with 11 assists in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Curry was quiet when these two teams met on Christmas day, but he looked much more comfortable out there this time. He finished 7-of-20 from the field and 5-of-12 from beyond the arc, adding two rebounds and four steals in 31 minutes. Curry has been a new player since the turn of the year and was averaging 29.2 points, 6.2 assists and 4.2 3-pointers in his previous six January games. This is the Curry fantasy owners spent a top-3 pick on. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:55 pm
  • Avery Bradley back in action on Monday
    Avery Bradley returned from a three-game absence with an achilles injury on Monday and hit 2-of-9 shots for five points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley was playing at an incredible level when he exited three games ago and showed some rust tonight. But the minutes were encouraging and he should be put back in fantasy lineups across the board. His five points were a season-low, but he should get back on track soon, as he only missed three games with the injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 pm
  • Nicolas Batum just misses trip-dub in loss
    Nicolas Batum had eight points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-11 shooting in Monday's MLK Day 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Batum has been back for two games since returning from a knee injury and is averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks in them. He hit 7-of-14 shots on Friday, but never got it going offensively tonight, missing 9-of-11 shots and costing himself a triple-double. He's a must-start in fantasy as long as he's playing for the Hornets. Teammate Kemba Walker had the same issue, hitting just 8-of-21 shots for 24 points, two assists and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 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 Today, 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 Today, 6:03 pm
  • Jared Dudley will not play Monday
    Jared Dudley (illness) will not play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Dudley has played a total of five minutes in January, so this doesn't have any fantasy implications. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:45 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Today, 5:27 pm
  • Update: Brandon Knight (wrist) out Monday
    Updating a previous report, Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: A previous report indicated that he will be "available," but the Suns will hold him out for the second straight game. Knight wasn't even updated on Saturday vs. the Spurs and showed up in the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist," so it's not clear when he will return to action. He's just a stash in the hope that he's traded before the deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:24 pm
  • Jamal Murray plays just 5 minutes on Monday
    Jamal Murray played only five minutes in Denver's win over Orlando and failed to make any impact on the stat sheet.

    Advice: It was an old-fashioned five trillion for Murray, as he didn't tally a single point, rebound, assist, steal or block. It is surprising that Murray only played five minutes (and zero in the second half) considering that Denver starting shooting guard Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game. Murray has played in all 39 games this season, but Monday was the first time he played fewer than 11 minutes. With Harris doubtful for Tuesday, it would seem Murray would be poised for an uptick in minutes, but after Monday's disappointment, he can't be trusted. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:20 pm
  • Rodney Hood (knee) expected to miss two weeks
    Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said on Monday that he's hopeful to have Rodney Hood (knee) back on the court in two weeks.

    Advice: Hood is dealing with a bone bruise and hyperextended knee, so this timetable makes sense. Joe Ingles will move into the starting lineup with Hood on the sidelines, and he's worth a speculative add in most leagues. Joe Johnson should also see an uptick in minutes, and Alec Burks' could have his rehab process slightly accelerated. Hood had been struggling mightily over the past month, ranking well outside the top-250, so he's a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:00 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 15 off the bench
    E'Twaun Moore scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Moore had the hot hand off the bench for the second game in a row after scoring 16 points vs. the Bulls in his previous outing. He added three rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes, but he's likely going to be an afterthought once Tyreke Evans' restrictions are lifted or when Jrue Holiday finds his form. He's only worth monitoring in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:57 pm
  • Joe Ingles will start Monday vs. Phoenix
    Joe Ingles will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Suns, with Rodney Hood (knee) unavailable.

    Advice: Hood is expected to miss the next two weeks of action, so Ingles is worth a look in most leagues if you've got someone to cut. In three starts this season, Ingles has compiled averages of 13.7 points, 4.7 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 triples per contest on 56.0 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:55 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) doubtful Tuesday vs. LAL
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "It is the same leg that his foot injury was on but this is separate," said head coach Mike Malone. "It is an ankle thing and he is doubtful for [Tuesday's game against the Lakers]." With Harris on the sidelines, Jameer Nelson could enter the starting lineup and Will Barton will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Jamal Murray could also get into the rotation, although he only managed to get on the court for five minutes on Monday despite the game being a blowout. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:41 pm
  • Brandon Knight (wrist) available to play
    Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will be available to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Available to play doesn't always mean will play, so Knight is a dubious fantasy target in most settings tonight. Over the past month, Knight has only been averaging 18.1 minutes a game, ranking well outside the top-150, so he can only be viewed as a stash with hopes he'll get traded to a better situation. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Evans appeared to bang his surgically-repaired left knee on the floor after a layup attempt and he was seen rubbing it, but he was able to carry on and didn't appear to be limited. Evans' owners are going to freak out whenever they hear about his left knee, but it sounds like he escaped with just a bruise. He added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 23 minutes, and he could be looking at a larger role if Anthony Davis (back) is forced to miss any time -- the last time Davis missed a game, Evans went off for a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:30 pm
  • Avery Bradley starting, Smart to the bench
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will start Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

    Advice: He'll be returning from a four-game stint on the sidelines, and there's no word of any sort of minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smart's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas' usage rate will take a slight hit.Daily Slant: The Celtics guards - namely Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart - have been very popular DFS targets in the time that Bradley has missed, but his presence leads to them both becoming less intriguing. Instead, this may be a good night to look to the Boston front-court. Al Horford will face off with a Charlotte defense that ranks 26th against centers, and while Kelly Olynyk will play, Horford is in a nice spot from a GPP perspective at a thin center position. DeAndre Jordan is still the safer cash game play. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:01 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) will not return Monday
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Ugh. Harris just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as he's had some major issues with his right leg. He's now missed time with a groin and foot injury (both to his right leg), and it's looking like this new ankle injury could again force him to the sidelines for at least a few games. Will Barton and Jamal Murray will benefit sans Harris, with Barton offering a bit more upside. The only positive here is that X-rays came back negative, but we should get a rough timetable after he undergoes an MRI. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:45 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) probable for Monday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:35 pm
  • Gary Harris (groin) headed to the locker room
    Gary Harris (right groin) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Harris appeared to tweak his groin on a drive to the hoop, and after being evaluated on the bench, the Nuggets trainers decided to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. It's worth noting that he was walking with a noticeable limp, which isn't the greatest sign. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:34 pm
  • Harris, Gallinari starting Monday vs. Magic
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:26 pm
  • Barton, Harris, Gallinari expected to play
    Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:05 pm
  • Clarkson, Black questionable for Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:58 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out Monday vs. Denver
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores seven off bench
    Courtney Lee scored seven points off the bench with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: After the game, Lee said he found out he was benched just before the game. In a halftime interview, Carmelo Anthony said Lee handled the benching like a pro and also made it seem like it was more of an experiment. Lee has also really fallen off as a shooter lately, making just 2-of-15 from deep in his last four -- he was leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last month. Lee is only a 16-team guy for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out next 4 games
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

    Advice: Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:52 am
  • Josh Richardson to miss at least two weeks
    Josh Richardson (foot) will miss at least the next two weeks of action.

    Advice: We were waiting for a timetable but this is the best we are going to get. Unless you can stash Richardson in an IR spot, standard-league owners in a bad spot should probably move on. With that said, we still like Richardson's outlook for the rest of the season. Dion Waiters will get the bulk of the SG minutes in Richardson's absence and is worth a look if you need points. The Heat will also sign PF Okaro White to a 10-day deal on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:46 am
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  • Courtney Lee will come off the bench
    Courtney Lee will come off the bench on Monday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: The Knicks have been shredded on defense all season, so they're going to take their best wing defender out of the lineup. Sounds about right. Lee was a low-end asset to own before this news, so feel free to drop him for a hot free agent. With that said, he should still see a healthy dose of minutes Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:27 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Isaiah Whitehead returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Tony Allen solid in 33 minutes Sunday
    Tony Allen chipped in across the board on Sunday with four points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are now 8-13 in games they've trailed at halftime this season, which isn't shocking for a team that relies on their defense to win games. The veteran Allen isn't an obvious fantasy option, but he's worth owning with averages of 5.5 boards, 1.8 steals, and 10.1 points per game on 49.0 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) returns, plays 15 min
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday with six points, four assists, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Whitehead came off the bench behind Spencer Dinwiddie, who chipped in eight dimes in 24 minutes as a starter. Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been sidelined for most of the season and his return date is still something of a mystery, but it's hard to trust either Whitehead or Dinwiddie while they're pitched in a position battle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 11 points w/ three treys
    Zach LaVine (hip) scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

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

    Advice: He could start, which would send Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench, but even as a starter Whitehead isn't worth a roster spot in almost any setting. Dinwiddie is also a non-option in most leagues regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:45 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) on track to play Mon
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and barring a setback he should be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but it's looking like owners can plan on having him back in their lineups next week. With Bradley back, Marcus Smart will return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as busy on the offensive end. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:04 pm
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari probable for Monday
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Harris got back to the court following a one-game stint on the sidelines on Thursday, and Gallinari has been playing through his ankle soreness, so both these guys should be in uniform on Monday night. Check back for official confirmation following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) listed as week-to-week
    Erik Spoelstra implied on Sunday that Josh Richardson (foot) is not close to a return, saying his return to action can be measured in weeks, not days.

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

    Advice: As far as we can tell, there was nothing on Knight before or after the game on Knight's status from the team or the people covering the team right now. Knight was out for the same ailment back on Jan. 3, so take that for what it's worth. Obviously Knight won't be playing much with the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, so he will need a trade or an injury to the starters to have value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 am
  • Rodney Hood diagnosed with a bone bruise
    Rodney Hood (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise and hyperextension after having an MRI on Sunday morning.

    Advice: While Hood has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Phoenix, he's going to be day-to-day moving forward because he has no structural damage. After Monday's game vs. the Suns, the Jazz are off until Friday vs. the Mavs, so it's possible he could be back for that one. Hood is a hold in standard leagues. Look for Alec Burks to see a bump in minutes on Monday in addition to Joe Ingles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

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

    Advice: He's going to go through warmups and will play if his hip feels good according to coach Tom Thibodeau. If LaVine is able to return from a two-game absence, Brandon Rush will shift back to the bench. LaVine was also a game-time on Friday vs. the Thunder, so don't consider him as a lock to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • Evan Fournier doesn't have a timetable
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:24 am
  • Stephen Curry intends to re-sign with GSW
    Stephen Curry made it clear once again that he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.

    Advice: "I can’t," Curry said when asked if he could see himself leaving the Warriors as a free agent. "Like I’ve said from Day 1 when I was first asked about free agency, this is a perfect place to play. Bay Area fans are amazing, our organization’s amazing, we’ve put together an amazing team that’s competing for championships every year." Under the new CBA, the Warriors could potentially offer Curry a five-year extension worth about $209 million, while opposing teams would only be able to offer a four-year deal worth about $133 million. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
  • Burks says he saw Rodney Hood walking
    Alec Burks said he saw Rodney Hood (knee) walking around after Saturday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward didn't sound as encouraged saying it "sucked" for Hood to be out with an injury, and Hayward added the Jazz will "need more" of Alec Burks contributing. Hood is going to be re-evaluated, but there's a decent chance he misses time with this injury. For now, Burks is only a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:24 am
  • Joe Ingles scores eight points in 10 mins
    Joe Ingles scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes against Orlando on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not see much run in this contest, but Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee tonight, so Ingles could be in for a larger role if Hood misses. In the five games that Hood has missed this season, Ingles is averaging 33.4 minutes, 15.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.6 steals, while making 17 3-pointers during that stretch. He can be considered a DFS value play if Hood is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Snyder: Rodney Hood has hyperextended knee
    Coach Quin Snyder said Rodney Hood (right knee) has a hyperextended knee.

    Advice: "Hopefully it's not serious," Snyder said. This is just an initial diagnosis and it's still very unclear how much time he's going to miss. Hood's knee looked like it buckled on the way up, so it's possible there was some ligament damage. This could be a tough blow for the Jazz, especially with Hood getting hot all of the sudden. Alec Burks looked great in limited action and could pick up some added run. Plus, Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles may help out. The mysterious factor for Burks makes him an interesting speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:54 pm
  • 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
  • Rodney Hood hurts right knee on Saturday
    Rodney Hood hurt his right knee in the fourth quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked terrible. Hood was on a breakaway layup and his knee buckled after he stepped on Jodie Meeks' foot on the way up. He could not put weight on his leg as he went to the locker room. We'll have another update shortly, but Alec Burks could be getting some increased run with his good game today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:28 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 14 points
    Tyreke Evans made 6-of-15 from the field 14 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Bad shooting line aside, Evans really does look great. He's run the offense for most of his minutes while he's out there and he's playing three positions in the process. There's a massive injury risk on Evans going forward, but his owners can start using him as a must-start player when active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:18 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) could miss road trip
    Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

    Advice: On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:09 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
  • Evan Fournier (foot) out, Jodie Meeks starts
    Evan Fournier (foot) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday and Jodie Meeks will start in his place.

    Advice: Fournier is still battling through his heel injury from earlier this month and he just hasn't been right. The Magic are wisely going to rest him up to get him right, and hopefully he should be OK for Monday against the Nuggets. Meeks is worth a look as insurance in deep leagues while Mario Hezonja is on the radar in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Moore gets hot off the bench
    E'Twaun Moore scored 16 points with one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Moore was red hot early and that start carried him for late minutes over Buddy Hield. Moore only played 19 minutes on Thursday and scored 6.8 points per game in his previous January outings, so we'll need to see him do it again. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:30 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 points vs. LAC
    Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points with four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: After a rough three-game streak with 22 points combined before Thursday, that's two solid games for Clarkson with this one and a 14-point game on Thursday in a bad loss to the Spurs. His minutes still aren't where they need to be and he's still only turned in 12th-round value in his last 10, but this recent uptick is encouraging. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:06 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) probable for Sunday
    Isaiah Whitehead (sprained left knee) is probable for Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: It looks like he only needs one game off due to his injury from Thursday night. Whitehead should go back to his starting role and be looking at minutes in the mid 20s. Spencer Dinwiddie will seem similar playing time while Randy Foye could get bumped out of the rotation. This is a situation to avoid for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:05 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) questionable vs. Jazz
    Evan Fournier (sore right foot) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He really doesn't look right since returning from his heel injury. In those five games, Fournier averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys on 36.1 percent from the field. On a back-to-back set, it makes a lot of sense to just rest him before a revenge game in Denver on Monday. If he is out, Jodie Meeks would be thrust into the starting lineup while Mario Hezonja could add to his renewed role in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: LaVine has missed each of the Wolves last two games, but appears to be inching closer to a return. Brandon Rush has started in place of LaVine and has played surprisingly well. Rush scored 12 points on Wednesday and then backed that up with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 40 minutes on Friday. Still, Rush would be a risky DFS punt on Sunday, even if LaVine does not play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:11 am
  • 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
  • Rodney Hood scores 27 w/ seven triples
    Rodney Hood scored a season-high 27 points with seven pointers in Friday's 110-77 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Coach Quin Snyder said before the game that he wants Hood to fire away and he's now posted two solid games in a row after he scored 18 points with four triples on Tuesday. "I don’t want him to ever pass up a shot," Snyder said. Hood finished an efficient 10-of-14 from the field with four rebounds, two assists and a block, and he was a team-high +33 in the win. He obviously won't be this good going forward, but it's time to get him back in your lineups now that he's finally out of his slump. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Tony Allen scores 22 points in a big win
    Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Rockets during a 110-105 win.

    Advice: He made his first eight attempts and finished 9-of-10 in another massive win for the Grizzlies. They were down 16 on the road in this game and now have five wins against the Warriors, Cavs and Rockets combined on the year. Mike Conley was effective as per usual with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:41 pm
  • Nicolas Batum picks up where he left off
    Nicolas Batum didn't skip a beat after missing the last week, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: He was really aggressive early and only needed two FGAs to get to his eight points to start, which was more than half of the Hornets' 14 at that point. Batum did let Kemba Walker run the offense a little more often, which may have been due to the matchup. The Frenchman should be able to flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:41 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
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) ruled out Friday
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) will not play Friday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Whitehead hurt his left knee in Thursday's game vs. New Orleans. He will have the knee evaluated in New York on Saturday. The Nets next game is Sunday vs. Houston. We should have an update after Whitehead meets with team doctors. Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for Brooklyn on Friday night. Sean Kilpatrick will also see an uptick in minutes off the bench and is the preferable streaming option and DFS play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:20 pm
  • Nic Batum, Cody Zeller do not have minute cap
    Nicolas Batum (knee) and Cody Zeller (illness) will not have a minutes limit against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: To be clear, just because they don't have a minutes limit doesn't mean they will be back to their normal playing time. After Batum missed the last week for a bone bruise, he may only be in the upper 20s tonight. Although, he did practice on Thursday and should be close to 100 percent. He should be in all lineups for season-long leagues and is in play for DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:43 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
  • Josh Richardson (foot) is 'getting better'
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) will his third consecutive game on Friday, but is "getting better" according to coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: Richardson is still in a walking boot but appears to be moving in the right direction. "He's getting better," Spoelstra said. "We wanted to monitor him and see if we could take the next step and get him ready. He is finding some relief." We will have to wait for a more formal update from the team regarding J-Rich possibly returning to the lineup. After Friday, the Heat don't play again until next Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 am
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  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) questionable Friday
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Whitehead injured his knee in a collision with Jrue Holiday on Thursday night and was unable to return to the game. Jeremy Lin has already been ruled out on Friday. If Whitehead does not play, Sean Kilpatrick and Spencer Dinwiddie will see additional minutes at the point. Kilpatrick would be the preferred choice as a cheap DFS play, as he has scored in double-figures in four of Brooklyn's last five games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:54 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
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) feels 'a lot better'
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Friday night, but did text coach Brad Stevens Friday morning to tell him he is "feeling a lot better."

    Advice: The Celtics don't play again until Monday, so we will see if there any additional encouraging news regarding Bradley's status over the weekend. As far as Friday night is concerned, Marcus Smart is expected to once again start and see major minutes in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 am
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) will play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will play and start Friday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: After practicing Thursday, Batum was listed as probable, so this is simply confirmation that he'll suit up on Friday night. Batum is one of only four players averaging at last 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game this season. Jeremy Lamb (toe) is out, so Marco Belinelli will see an uptick in minutes backing up Batum. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:11 am
  • Steph Curry has 5 steals, 3 treys in win
    Stephen Curry hit 9-of-17 shots and 3-of-9 3-pointers for 24 points, two rebounds, six assists, five steals and a season-high eight turnovers in Thursday's blowout win over the Suns.

    Advice: His previous season high in TOs was six, so he was a bit uncharacteristic tonight. He also sat out the fourth quarter in another Warriors' blowout, which is pretty much the only downside to his game right now. He's scored between 22 and 40 points in all six of his January games and is shooting 48 percent this month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Tyreke Evans busts out with 29 points vs. BK
    Tyreke Evans turned in his best game since his knee surgery in a 104-95 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a season-high 28 minutes, made all seven from the line and hit 10-of-15 from the field. After the game, Evans talked about all his work he's put in to recover from knee surgery. "I'm still trying to strengthen my knee up. It shows the hard work I'm putting in," Evans said. The minutes limit should still be there, but Evans' fantasy owners have to love this. HIs 29 points are the most scored by a Pelican not named Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 pm
  • Isaiah Whtehead hurts knee, questionable
    Isaiah Whitehead left Thursday's game after banging knees with Jrue Holiday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: It's being called a sprained left knee, but it didn't look bad on replays. If he's unable to return he'll likely be day-to-day and finish with four points and one assist on 2-of-7 shooting. And if he's going to miss any time, Sean Kilpatrick will see a bit of a boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 21 in 32 minutes
    Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He likes playing overseas and tore it up in China during the NBA lockout season. After a sub-par finish to his 2016, Chandler is rolling in 2017 with averages of 17.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. He is a bit of a sell-high player due to trade rumors and being injury prone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Gary Harris picks up where he left off
    Gary Harris (groin) returned to action on Thursday with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is a very Harris-like line with a little bit of everything in efficient fashion, making 6-of-11 from the field and all three free throws. Harris did miss his last game due to a groin strain, which is what cost him the first four games of the regular season and most of the preseason. Harris won't light up the box score, but he's safe enough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:40 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) is probable for Friday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is probable to play against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: After going through practice on Thursday, Batum sounds like he's ready to roll. His right knee hyperextension only cost him two games to this point. Batum was on fire to end 2016, but he's made just 35.7 percent from the field in 2017. Obviously you'll want to get him back in your lineup. Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb would take a hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:47 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) doubtful for Friday
    Josh Richardson (foot) will not play in Friday's game against the Bucks.

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

    Advice: He did some rehab work on Thursday and is feeling better. LaVine was ruled out about an hour before Wednesday's game due to his hip contusion injury on Monday, so he should be close. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry for minutes per game with two DNPs on the season. If he can't go, Brandon Rush should get another chance to start. Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:15 pm
  • Mudiay, Harris, Gallo, Chandler & Jokic start
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinaro, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets go back to their usual starting lineup with most of their depth set for this one -- Darrell Arthur (leg) is out. Chandler should be looking at minutes in the low 30s, assuming his illness doesn't limit him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:59 am
  • Wilson Chandler will play in London
    Wilson Chandler (illness) will play in London against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He popped up on the injury report earlier today and it sounds like he's good to go. He'll obviously be a risky DFS play because he may not be able to finish the game. With Darrell Arthur (leg) out, Chandler has a good chance to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:39 am
  • Gary Harris will play on Thursday
    Gary Harris (groin) will play on Thursday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Saturday after an apparent aggravation in warmups. Harris has also been playing through it, so hopefully the time off got him all the way back. He should be owned in standard leagues. Even with Harris back, Will Barton should see minutes around 30. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:37 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out for Friday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He's not even traveling with the team. Bradley was hoping to return for this one, so this is a buzzkill. On the bright side, he now has a few days to recover for Monday's game vs. the Hornets. Marcus Smart will continue to start in Bradley's absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:05 am
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) returns to practice
    Nicolas Batum (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: His status for Friday's game vs. Philly is still up in the air, but he should return to game action any day now. Jeremy Lamb averaged 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Batum's absence, but he will lose most of his value when Batum returns. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:28 am
  • Gary Harris (groin) is expected to play
    Gary Harris (groin) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have been off since Jan. 7 and only play one time this week, so hopefully the extra time off has helped Harris' groin. He's been playing at less than 100 percent and wasn't able to play in the last game, but he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues. Harris has season averages of 12.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 triples. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: It feels like half the NBA is dealing with an illness right now including a few players on the Nuggets. We've seen studs like Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo post duds while playing through an illness, so Chandler will be very risky in DFS if he suits up. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was originally questionable, but he's now expected to play and should benefit if Chandler sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out Thursday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is only game of the week for the Pacers, but Stuckey wasn't expected to play and still has no timetable for a return. In his absence, Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles have been logging around 20 minutes each off the bench, but they are hit-or-miss options. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:18 am
  • 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
  • Evan Fournier struggles in 25 minutes
    Evan Fournier struggled throughout Wednesday's 105-96 loss to the Clippers, going just 3-of-8 from the field for eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Beat writer Josh Robbins speculated that Fournier's heel injury might still be an issue, but foul trouble took a toll and he still played the final eight minutes. He also looked very good on Sunday (19 points in 34 minutes) and was coming off two days of rest. We'll let you know if there's a hint of injury concern, but for now owners should start him with confidence vs. the Blazers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Zach LaVine (hip) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

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

    Advice: LaVine will go through his pregame routine before making a final decision, but he wasn't very active at shootaround and is being listed as doubtful, so things aren't trending in a positive direction here. If LaVine is out, Nemanja Bjelica could be forced into heavy minutes with Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn also getting some extra run. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:41 pm
  • Bradley, Zeller, Brown out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Avery Bradley (Achilles), Tyler Zeller (illness) and Jaylen Brown (ankle) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Bradley is the most important missing piece here, and with him on the sidelines, it'll be the Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford doing the heavy lifting on offense, with IT4 offering a bit more upside. Marcus Smart will earn another start, and he's someone to consider throwing out there in DFS with the favorable matchup. Amir Johnson (ankle) will also be on the sidelines, leaving the Celtics pretty thin up front, so Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko should see some extra run.Daily Slant: The Celtics should be forced into relying heavily on Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford for offensive production this evening, with Marcus Smart also likely to play a large role yet again. Smart is priced out on some DFS outlets - he's a better target on sites where he's still priced as a value play. IT2 owns a massive 37.3 usage rate with Bradley off the floor, with Horford sitting at a healthy 27.5 percent clip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:12 pm
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari questionable vs. IND
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are questionable to play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Harris' groin injury has officially turned into a nagging issue, as this is the same injury that sidelined him for the early portion of the season, so if there's any chance of him suffering a setback you can bank on him sitting out Thursday's contest. Gallinari is only dealing with sore ankles, so he seems a bit more likely to gut it out. If Harris is forced to the sidelines, Will Barton and Jamal Murray would benefit most. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 with nice line
    Stephen Curry hit just 8-of-21 shots and 4-of-11 3-pointers for 24 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 107-95 win over the Heat.

    Advice: Despite the poor shooting, Curry is finally hot again, scoring 24, 30, 40 and 35 points in each of his last four games. And over his last five, he's averaging 30.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 4.4 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting. That's more like it, Steph! Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Rodney Hood finally breaks out of funk
    Rodney Hood hit 7-of-15 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes of action in Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Finally! Hood has been a mess since returning from a stomach issue, hitting just 11-of-40 shots over his last four games, all of which saw him score in single digits. He looked like his old self tonight and owners just have to hope that he's ready to start playing like he was earlier in the season. If you're interested in him, the buy-low window looks to be closing quickly. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Josh Richardson (sprained foot) out Tuesday
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He was in a walking boot on Monday, so we have no idea why the Heat waited this long to rule him out. With only one game left on the schedule for the Heat this week, owners in a tough spot may need to move on despite Richardson's upside and great outlook for the rest of the season. Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will both get a bump in the short term, but their upside is limited. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 pm
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  • Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (hyperextended right knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Batum was initially projected to miss at least a week, which means the earliest he'd likely return would be Friday. Jeremy Lamb will draw the start in place of Batum on Tuesday. Lamb scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 28 minutes in his start on Saturday. Lamb is an appealing DFS tournament play on Tuesday. Marco Belinelli and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist should also see extended minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:17 pm
  • C's hopeful Bradley (Achilles) will play Wed
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game, but Boston is hoping he can play the second half of the back-to-back Wednesday vs. Washington.

    Advice: "He felt a lot better after treatment," coach Brad Stevens said. "The first time we looked at it that it’s most likely 5-7 days after the injury. It was Friday, so fifth day would be (Wednesday). So there’s a chance he’d play (Wednesday), but because of the travel, because of the late night, we’ll just leave him here and try to get him ready." We will have to wait for an update after Tuesday's game. Marcus Smart will continue to play heavy minutes in Bradley's absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 am
  • Tyreke Evans plays season-high 21 minutes
    Tyreke Evans played a season-high 21 minutes in Monday's 110-96 win over the Knicks, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 20 or more minutes and it's worth noting that coach Alvin Gentry has said that he will keep bumping him up a couple more minutes each week. He added four assists, two rebounds and two triples with three turnovers, and now he gets a couple days off to rest before Thursday's dream matchup with the Nets. His owners will have to be patient for a little while and the restrictions are annoying, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 6:55 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) in a walking boot
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) was spotted wearing a full walking boot on Monday.

    Advice: Richardson said that he initially injured his foot during Dec. 30's game against the Celtics, and after trying to play through it, the pain only got worse. X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so he's not dealing with any structural damage, but head coach Erik Spoelstra acknowledged that it's unlikely Richardson will be able to suit up for Tuesday's game in Golden State. With Richardson on the sidelines, Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will see an uptick in minutes, with Goran Dragic doing the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 2:31 pm
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  • Nicolas Batum (knee) doubtful for Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Batum is expected to miss at least 1-2 weeks, and he's just three days into that timetable, so it's strange to see him being hit with the doubtful tag rather than just being ruled out outright. Owners shouldn't plan on having him back this week, and it'll be Marco Belinelli, Jeremy Lamb and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist all picking up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 12:21 pm
  • Clarkson fined $15k for Friday altercation
    Jordan Clarkson has been fined $15k by the NBA for "throwing a forearm above the shoulders" to Goran Dragic during Friday's game.

    Advice: Clarkson was promptly ejected from that game, but luckily for his owners, he'll only be facing a fine and not a suspension. Clarkson has been a bit of a disappointment this season, with just late-round value on the year, but an injury or trade to one of the guys in Los Angeles' backcourt could turn his season around. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:53 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out Tuesday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. Coach Brad Stevens said he will be cautious with Bradley, but the SG is targeting a return on Wednesday vs. the Wizards. Marcus Smart is a nice short-term pickup if you don't mind the anchor on your FG percentage, as he put up 22 points with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in his last start. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 9:57 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) listed as doubtful
    Avery Bradley (strained Achilles) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He's in danger of missing his second straight game. This report comes from the team's game notes, so hopefully we'll know more later today. Coach Brad Stevens said that the team will be "appropriately conservative" with Bradley, so the doubtful tag isn't surprising. Marcus Smart started in his absence on Saturday and scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers, and while he's a nice short-term pickup, fantasy owners can't realistically expect those numbers moving forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 7:53 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) unsure of return date
    Josh Richardson (foot) said he's unsure of when he will be able to return.

    Advice: "I don’t know," Richardson said on Sunday. "They didn’t tell me exactly. I don’t know. Probably I guess whenever it starts feeling better." Richardson revealed that he suffered the injury on Dec. 30, so he's played through the issue in four games. X-rays and an MRI were negative, but the Heat are going to be cautious. "Thankfully, this isn’t a significant injury," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Soft tissue. So, hopefully he’ll be able to come back sooner than later." The Heat only play twice in Week 12, but look for Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters to play more if Richardson can't go. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 6:29 am
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  • Jordan Clarkson plays 29 minutes off bench
    Jordan Clarkson played 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with nine points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson was in danger of a suspension for his dust-up with Goran Dragic on Friday, but he was fortunate enough to avoid further punishment from the league. He's also dealing with a right elbow contusion and bursitis, though neither injury is serious enough to include him on Rotoworld's injury report. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Warriors win behind Stephen Curry's 30/6/4
    The Warriors bounced back from Friday's tough loss with a road win on Sunday, led by Steph Curry's 30 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Kings' opponents have made 37.9 percent of their 3-point attempts this year, third-highest in the league, but Steph was the only Warrior to really take advantage of the matchup tonight. He went 5-of-11 from deep and 11-of-22 overall, and he's now averaging 35.0 points in the Warriors' past three games. He's finding his groove alongside Kevin Durant, and that's a scary sight for the rest of the NBA. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:38 pm
  • Iman Shumpert plays 26 mins vs. Suns
    Iman Shumpert scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes on Sunday against the Suns.

    Advice: In his last seven games, Shumpert is averaging 27.9 minutes, 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.1 steals. The Cavs just acquired Kyle Korver via trade from the Hawks. Korver's addition will likely cut into the minutes of both Shumpert and DeAndre Liggins, with Shump getting closer to his season average of 24.1 per game. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:15 pm
  • Rodney Hood held to single-digit scoring
    Rodney Hood extended his single-digit scoring streak to four games on Sunday, finishing with nine points on 4-of-14 shooting, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Utah ranks 30th in pace and Memphis ranks 28th, and tonight's defense-first matchup didn't do Hood (or his teammates) any favors. He's shooting under 30 percent in January and can't seem to shake his extended slump, so owners have to consider benching him until he gets going. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:00 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (elbow) available Sunday
    Jordan Clarkson (elbow) is available to play on Sunday.

    Advice: He was fortunate to avoid a suspension due to Friday's shot to Goran Dragic, and his elbow bruise isn't serious enough to limit him. Deploy him as normal in the Lakers' home game vs. Orlando. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 5:07 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead struggles as a starter
    Isaiah Whitehead struggled in his return to the starting lineup on Sunday, tallying five points, three boards, one 3-pointer, three assists, two blocks and an unfortunate six turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't much better in his 25 minutes off the bench, producing just nine points, three boards, three assists, two blocks and one turnover. The Nets point guard rotation sans Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been a mess, and this is a situation that should be avoided in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:40 pm
  • Richardson, Babbitt ruled out for Sunday
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) and Luke Babbitt (illness) will not play Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Both X-rays and an MRI came back negative on Richardson's sprained left foot, and it's worth noting that it was his right knee and ankle that gave him problems at the beginning of the year, so perhaps this new issue is due to overcompensating. For now, we'll consider both Babbitt and Richardson questionable for Tuesday's game in Golden State, and with both those guys on the sidelines Sunday, we should see a ton of Wayne Ellington, Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson and James Johnson. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:06 am
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  • Isaiah Whitehead starting, Dinwiddie to bench
    Isaiah Whitehead is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie flopped in a start on Friday while Whitehead logged the first double-double of his NBA career with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes. He's too inefficient to rely on in standard leagues, but he's worth a look in deeper leagues or in points formats with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:37 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) listed as questionable
    Josh Richardson (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: ESPN's Chris Haynes reported on Saturday that Richardson won't play, so the SG is probably closer to doubtful. "They took an X-ray last night after the game and that was fine," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Saturday’s practice. "But he is sore, so we’re going to take him to get an MRI, cross our fingers." The Heat are calling it a soft tissue injury to his foot and an MRI came back negative after Spoelstra's comments, so the SG is day-to-day. He's been playing a ton of minutes lately, so Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters would be interesting streaming options if he misses time. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:10 am
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  • Rodney Hood scores just three points
    Rodney Hood scored three points wit five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: Yuck. For what it's worth, Hood's efficiency is much better next to George Hill while his usage rate only dips 2.4 percent. He's probably not going to be quite as good as last year due to how much better Rudy Gobert is on offense and Hill taking shots away from him. He's more of a late-round guy. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:48 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points in loss
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to go bonkers with 19 points with seven minutes left in the second quarter. Chandler is also on the trade block according to ESPN's Marc Stein. He's in a really good spot for his value, so a trade would likely hurt him a bunch. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:05 pm
  • Will Barton scores 21 points against OKC
    Will Barton scored 21 points in a start for Gary Harris (groin) on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-poiners in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He actually got into some foul trouble early in this game or he would've been well over 30 minutes. Harris was a late scratch and there's no word if he'll miss time going forward, but Barton just has to be picked up right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:55 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores just four points
    Jamal Murray scored four points with one rebound, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He actually didn't get all of the backup shooting guard minutes and didn't play at the one -- he doesn't play at the one anymore, though. Murray's disappointing game and playing time is a bad sign for his value even with Gary Harris (groin) on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:53 pm
  • Will Barton starting in place of Gary Harris
    Will Barton is starting in place of Gary Harris (groin) against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: We still don't know what is wrong with Harris, but his groin injury may have been an aggravation. Whatever the case, Barton shouldn't be on any waiver wires right now. He should be looking at minutes in the upper 30s tonight. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:08 pm
  • Gary Harris (groin) is a late scratch vs. OKC
    Gary Harris (groin) is a late scratch against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Uh oh. Harris had a tear in his groin earlier in this season, so there is a good chance this injury is related. Hopefully the Nuggets are just playing it safe because taking Harris away will likely make their bad defense even worse. Will Barton gets a massive bump and should be owned in all leagues. Jamal Murray should also get an increased role and is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:04 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) ruled out for Sunday
    Josh Richardson (left foot) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

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

    Advice: We'll see if he gets any additional punishment for his scuffle with Goran Dragic on Friday. For now, Clarkson should be all set as a low-end asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:39 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) ruled out Saturday
    As expected, Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This is no surprise, as we learned on Friday that Stuckey has not yet been cleared for full practice and is still without a timetable for his return. He can be left on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:56 am
  • Steph Curry scores 40; Warriors blew a lead
    Stephen Curry scored 40 points on 15-of-27 from the field in a 128-119 overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Friday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 17 points in the first and another 17 in the third. The Warriors didn't blow a 3-1 lead in this game, but they did blow a 24-point lead for the largest blown lead of the NBA season. As for Curry, the Warriors seem determined to get him more touches, so we may see more of a 2015-16 version of Steph than the 2016-17 one. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:11 pm
  • First Team All Defense: Allen steals 6 in win
    Tony Allen recorded six steals in Friday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 48 minutes.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight and helped the Grizzlies climb back from a 24-point deficit. Allen shot just 5-of-16 from the field, but who cares with a line like this? He was averaging 1.7 steals per game prior to Friday and that's where he gets most of his fantasy value, so anything else he can contribute is icing on the cake. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:57 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson ejected on Friday night
    Jordan Clarkson was ejected on Friday night.

    Advice: He deserved the ejection. Clarkson got into it with Goran Dragic and raised his hands like a boxer, so he clearly lost his cool. The NBA could look at this because Clarkson did make some contact with Dragic's neck. He'll likely get at least a fine on top of this. Clarkson finished with four points in 10 minutes. The video of Clarkson putting up his dunks is below. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 9:13 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead scores 10 with 10 boards
    Isaiah Whitehead logged the first double-double of his NBA career on Friday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes off the bench against the Cavs.

    Advice: He lucked out because Spencer Dinwiddie squandered his chance in the starting lineup. Whitehead will likely be starting on Sunday against the 76ers, but he doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:30 pm
  • Evan Fournier struggles in start
    Evan Fournier scored 10 points in a 100-93 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was not in a good groove with Elfrid Payton in the first unit. Coach Frank Vogel has been all over the place with his rotation, but Fournier should be a staple for him no matter what he does. Keep him rolling in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:08 pm
  • Jodie Meeks back to the bench
    Jodie Meeks moved back to the bench on Friday with no points in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He will lose almost all of his value with Evan Fournier healthy now. Meeks can be dropped almost everywhere, but he did prove he can have value while Fournier is out. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:05 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play Saturday
    The Hornets confirmed that Nicolas Batum hyperextended his right knee and will not play Saturday at San Antonio.

    Advice: There were published reports earlier in the day which claimed that Batum would miss 1-2 weeks. The Hornets are simply stating that Batum MRI's confirmed there was no structural damage in the knee and that will he be listed "day-to-day" after this weekend. Thus, the 1-2 week estimate seems accurate. Fortunately for Charlotte, they play just twice next week. Marco Belinelli and Jeremy Lamb will likely soak up most of the minutes at small forward in his absence. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 3:21 pm
  • Jodie Meeks bumped back to the bench
    Evan Fournier (heel) will return to Orlando's starting lineup, bumping Jodie Meeks back to the bench.

    Advice: Meeks started each of the Magic's last six games. He averaged 12.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 3-pointers over the six-game stretch. However, Meeks is averaging just 7.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 17.4 minutes as a reserve this season. With Fournier back in the starting lineup, Meeks can be sent back to the waiver wire in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 2:33 pm
  • Evan Fournier back in the starting lineup
    Evan Fournier is starting against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Jodie Meeks will move back to the bench. Fournier was running the offense, so it will be interesting to see how he fits next to Elfrid Payton in the first unit. His usage rate takes a hit along with his assist percentage, but he is more efficient. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 2:30 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) w/out a timetable
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for full practice and still does not yet have a timetable for his return.

    Advice: Stuckey has played a total of six minutes over the Pacers last 11 games. Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles and Glenn Robinson will continue to divvy up minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:48 am
  • Report: Nic Batum (knee) to miss 1-2 weeks
    ESPN's Charlotte Hornets blog is reporting that Nicolas Batum will miss 1-2 weeks after injuring his right knee on Thursday night.

    Advice: The encouraging news is that Batum reportedly has already had an MRI which came back clean and revealed that there is no structural damage. The Hornets play Saturday in San Antonio, but then only play two games all of next week. It's possible that Batum only ends up missing a total of three contests. While he is sidelined, Marco Belinelli, Jeremy Lamb and Marvin Williams will see increased playing time. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:51 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 in loss to Blazers
    Jordan Clarkson played through a right elbow contusion and a cold on Thursday, and hit 8-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds and two steals in a 118-109 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes and has played well in two straight games since scoring two points in 17 minutes on Sunday. He saw just 18 minutes on Tuesday, but still scored 16 points, and tonight's 32 minutes were very encouraging. It appears that both the elbow problem and the cold are no longer issues, and owners now have to hope that Clarkson gets his 30 minutes a night going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 10:30 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 11 points off bench
    Wilson Chandler scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: The Nuggets elected to go with a bigger frontcourt against the San Antonio tonight, which is why Chandler moved to the bench. Expect him to go back into the starting lineup on Saturday against the Thunder and play his 30+ minutes. He scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in their last meeting. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 9:21 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 17 points vs. Dallas
    Brandon Knight scored 17 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: That time off may have helped him. The Suns will keep him on a tight leash for defense and he played just 24 minutes combined in his last three active games -- he also didn't play in the last game. Knight was really trending down before this one, but feel free to add him in a shallower league. He likely needs a trade. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 9:11 pm
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