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  • Timberwolves interested in Tony Snell?
    The Wolves reportedly have a "tepid interest" in acquiring Tony Snell at the deadline.

    Advice: Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau coached Snell when he was in Chicago and it's no secret that Minnesota could use some help on the wings with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season and Lance Stephenson's 10-day contract off the books. It's not crazy to think that Snell could start on the Wolves next to Andrew Wiggins, but this report is firmly in the rumor stage and Snell doesn't have much upside anyways. He's not worth stashing right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:54 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels could be on the move?
    The Rockets may move K.J. McDaniels prior to the deadline according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: McDaniels isn't in the rotation right now and the Rockets are chasing a "win-now move," so his contract is expendable. He would likely be a "sweetener" in a larger deal, so there's no reason to stash the athletic wing. Nothing is imminent on the trade front for Houston, though they were recently linked to Denver's Wilson Chandler. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 pm
  • Vivek thinks Buddy Hield has Curry potential?
    Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly believes that Buddy Hield has Stephen Curry potential.

    Advice: This is the same guy that compared Nik Stauskas to Klay Thompson, was in favor of clearing multiple first-round picks to make room for Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos as free agents, and also reportedly wanted to keep Monta Ellis over Stephen Curry during his time as a minority owner of the Dubs, so he's basically 0-for-3 in the hot takes department. Hield should get some more opportunity to produce in Sacramento, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:24 pm
  • SAC plans to keep Langston Galloway and Evans
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that the Kings currently do not have any plans to release Langston Galloway or Tyreke Evans.

    Advice: An earlier report by Adrian Wojnarowski of the Verticle stated that the Kings intended to waive Galloway, but Divac is apparently deviating from that standpoint, although he did leave the door open by saying "at least for now." Galloway is in an overly crowded backcourt in Sacramento, so if he does stay with the team, it's unlikely he'll have much value. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:00 pm
  • Richardson says he's ready to make an impact
    Josh Richardson (foot) said he's "excited" to get back to the court and "make an impact" for his team after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "I feel like I can get a lot of growth done still. There’s still a lot of time left," said Richardson. "I think I’ve grown a lot, but I’d like to do a lot more on the court." The Heat will resume practice on Wednesday, but all indications are that Richardson will be in uniform for Miami's first game after the break, Friday vs. Atlanta. Rodney McGruder figures to return to the bench once Richardson is fully up to speed, and guys like Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson could be losing some touches on offense. Richardson makes sense as a speculative add if you've got someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:17 pm
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  • Willie Cauley-Stein looking at more run?
    Willie Cauley-Stein is looking at a bump in minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and his 34.4 minutes per game are gone and the Kings didn't bring back a center in their deal with New Orleans, so WCS is a candidate for a much larger role. Coach Dave Joerger has been hesitant to use the second-year center for most of the season, but now he doesn't really have a choice. WCS has per-36 minute averages of 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, so feel free to take a flier on him if you need a big. Just keep in mind that he's a career 63.3 percent shooter from the line. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Tim Frazier looking at a bump in minutes?
    Tim Frazier is likely looking at a bump in minutes in New Orleans.

    Advice: With Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway out of the picture, Frazier becomes the primary backup behind Jrue Holiday and could also see more time in two-PG lineups -- Frazier has logged over 200 minutes next to Jrue Holiday this season. If you need a PG in a deep league, taking a flier on Frazier makes some sense given how thin the Pelicans are in their backcourt. He has season averages of 8.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.7 triples in 25.1 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:10 am
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:52 am
  • Omri Casspi heads to Pelicans in Cousins deal
    Omri Casspi will reportedly be traded to the Pelicans as part of Sunday's deal centered around DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Casspi, who has been dealing with a calf injury since mid-January, has been targeting a return soon after the All-Star break. Assuming he's healthy, he should vie for minutes with guys like Dante Cunningham, Solomon Hill and Terrence Jones. The Kings' frontcourt minutes will be swallowed up by Cousins and Anthony Davis, so it's hard to trust Casspi or any other forward on the roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
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    Omri Casspi Sac - SF,PF
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  • Report: Buddy Hield to Kings in Cousins deal
    Buddy Hield is reportedly headed to Sacramento as part of Sunday's trade involving DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: The lottery pick could be unleashed by the Kings, who have patched together their SG position this season with guys like Ben McLemore, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo. Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is out for at least a month, which is one more reason to like Hield as a pickup, but he's best suited to deep leagues due to the uncertainty of his situation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Langston Galloway to SAC in Cousins deal?
    Langston Galloway will reportedly be traded to the Kings as part of a deal sending DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: He is fully expected to be waived, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Galloway had some bright spots earlier this season while Jrue Holiday was out, so he should get some interest on either waivers or as a free agent. He has been out of the rotation at times lately, so he's almost certainly going to be added as a second-string guy at best. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Report: Buddy Hield available in trade talks
    The Pelicans have reportedly made Buddy Hield available in trade talks.

    Advice: Justin Verrier of ESPN reports that anyone on the team not named Anthony Davis could be had for the right price as the Pelicans look to pair their franchise big man with another All-Star, so it'll be interesting to see if they can make a major move on deadline day. The Kings were linked to the Pelicans concerning a potential DeMarcus Cousins trade, although it seems unlikely that New Orleans will be able to land a guy like DMC with just Hield and some first-round picks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Windhorst thinks Shumpert could be traded
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

    Advice: To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 am
  • Suns GM expects Ulis to have bigger role
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough believes that Tyler Ulis will "play more minutes" after the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline and Brandon Knight could be on the move, so Ulis' outlook is promising. It also helps that the Suns may manage Eric Bledsoe's minutes down the stretch, as coach Earl Watson has hinted that Bledsoe has struggled with fatigue at times this season. Ulis has been in and out of the rotation this season, but it sounds like the Suns want to give him a lot of burn moving forward and a Knight trade would be the first step. He's just a stash in deeper leagues while Bledsoe is healthy, but you might as well put him on your watch list. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 am
  • Dragan Bender targeting mid-March
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said Dragan Bender's (ankle) rehab is going well.

    Advice: "We don’t want to put a hard date on it, but I do think at some point – whether that’s mid-to-late March or April – that he’ll come back and play," McDonough said. "The surgery went well. His rehab up to this point has gone well. He’s off crutches. I believe he’s out of a walking boot already so it’s been a very smooth process." The Suns are expected to be sellers at the deadline, but it doesn't sound like the rookie will return in time to help fantasy owners this season. He's a nice stash in dynasty but he belongs on the wire in all re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 am
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  • Georges-Hunt's 10-day deal expires
    Marcus Georges-Hunt's 10-day contract with the Heat has expired.

    Advice: The Heat would have to waive a player in order to re-sign Georges-Hunt to another 10-day deal, as Josh Richardson (foot) is set to return after the All-Star break. He didn't even make an appearance for the Heat, so this won't have an impact on the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Briante Weber assigned to D-League
    The Warriors assigned Briante Weber to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: The move will allow Weber to participate in Saturday morning's D-League All-Star game. Weber has appeared in five games with the Warriors this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:22 am
  • Johnny O'Bryant re-joins Suns D-League team
    Johnny O'Bryant re-joined the Northern Arizona Suns of the D-League after his 10-day contract with the Nuggets ended.

    Advice: O'Bryant had signed two consecutive 10-day contracts with Denver. He appeared in a total of seven games, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. He should obviously be left on waiver wires in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:52 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 22 points on Friday
    Buddy Hield scored 22 points in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: World coach Mike Brown said he wanted to get Hield more shots to help him get MVP, but the guy picked just after him in the 2016 NBA Draft, Jamal Murray, took over to take the award away. Big scoring line aside for the rookie, Hield just hasn't performed to expectations following his fantastic year at Oklahoma. He needs to add more to his game in reality and fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein shoots 6-of-16 in 24 mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein got extended run in garbage time on Wednesday, finishing 6-of-16 from the field for 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings lost the third quarter 42-15, ending their dreams of beating the Warriors in two consecutive meetings, and it was garbage time after that. DeMarcus Cousins didn't play down the stretch, allowing WCS to play the entire fourth quarter, so take this game in context. His role is increasing but he's still a tough sell in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Arron Afflalo out for game, Barnes starts 3Q
    Arron Afflalo is out for the remainder of the game on Wednesday with right glute/hamstring stiffness.

    Advice: Matt Barnes started the second half for Afflalo. The team saying that Afflalo is only dealing with stiffness suggests the time off should help him get over this issue. It has also been called precautionary. Afflalo finished with four points and two assists in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores nine in return to action
    Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Dubs gives second 10-day contract to Weber
    The Warriors have signed Briante Weber to a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: The timing of this deal is odd as Weber will only have the opportunity to suit up for a total of two games until this second contract expires due to the All-Star break, but this could be a sign that the Dubs will be without Shaun Livingston (personal) for Wednesday's game against the Kings. Weber saw 24 minutes on Monday night with both Livingston and Klay Thompson (heel) unavailable, but only managed to put up two points, three dimes, one steal, one block and one board. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:28 pm
  • Iman Shumpert starting, Liggins to the bench
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

    Advice: "He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:36 am
  • Richardson (foot) to return after AS break
    Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) would ready to play in Miami's first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Richardson has not appeared in a game since January 6th but is expected to miss just one more contest. Upon his return, Richardson could eat into the playing of Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and/or Rodney McGruder, depending on how Coach Spo chooses to deploy him and how effective Richardson is. He can be left on waiver wires for now, as he has had a disappointing season and does not have a clear path to consistent playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:56 am
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  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • Tyler Ulis picks up a DNP-CD
    Tyler Ulis was DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest, but Brandon Knight got the backup PG minutes even though Ulis scored a career-high 13 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday. The Suns might be showcasing Knight for a trade and we still think Ulis will be more involved after the break. However, tonight confirmed that he's just a stash in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 16 points in win
    Tony Snell hit 5-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes of Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Snell scored 20 points back in December, but this was the second time this season he scored 16 points. He also had 13 points on Saturday and has hit at least one 3-pointer five straight games. He's played his best ball of the season over his last two games, averaging 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 3-pointers, but we'll need to see him do it again on Wednesday against the Nets before declaring him worthy of your fantasy roster. Just keep an eye on him on Wednesday, but keep in mind he also has a good matchup against a bad Brooklyn team that night. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 8:10 pm
  • Omri Casspi (calf) out Tuesday
    Omri Casspi (calf) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers or Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Kings provided an update on his status on Monday, announcing that he has a right plantaris tendon tear and a right medial gastrocnemius strain. The good news is that he's progressing and we should see him soon after the All-Star break. In Casspi's absence, Ben McLemore, Matt Barnes and Arron Afflalo will continue to get the bulk of the wing minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 7:57 pm
    Player Note
    Omri Casspi Sac - SF,PF
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  • Richardson (foot) getting close, out Monday
    Erik Spoelstra said that Josh Richardson (foot) is getting "fairly close" to a return, but he'll remain on the sidelines for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: Richardson hasn't played since Jan. 16, but he's starting to take contact and was a full participant during shootaround. His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday in Houston, but chances are the Heat will just withhold him from competing in any sort of game-time action until after the break. Richardson has had an awful season thus far, so it's tough to justify stashing him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 2:56 pm
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  • Briante Weber could get some extra mins Mon
    With both Klay Thompson (heel) and Shaun Livingston (personal) unavailable for Monday's matchup with the Nuggets, Briante Weber could see some extended minutes with the Warriors.

    Advice: Weber may be able to flirt with minutes in the teens tonight, but that's still not enough time for him to make a difference in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 1:08 pm
  • Josh Richardson goes through shootaround
    Josh Richardson (foot) was a full participant at Monday's morning shootaround.

    Advice: He's still listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Magic, but it's encouraging to see that he's starting to go through full contact work. We should know more soon, but it would still be a slight surprise if Richardson returns tonight. Expect him to be eased back into action upon his return with Dion Waiters and the Heat rolling. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 9:34 am
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  • Briante Weber will get another 10-day deal
    The Warriors are planning to sign Briante Weber to another 10-day deal.

    Advice: He's played a total of 11 minutes in three appearances, scoring six points with two boards, one assist and one steal in that span. Weber is a lot of fun to watch and is an exciting defender, but he doesn't have a great path to minutes in Golden State and belongs on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 8:21 am
  • Buddy Hield gets ejected from Sunday's game
    Buddy Hield was ejected from Sunday's game after committing a Flagrant-2 foul against DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Hield finished the night with five points, two assists and one 3-pointer, and his night ended after hitting Cousins below the belt. It is unlikely that he gets suspended due to the foul. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 7:09 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) out through A.S. break?
    Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) acknowledged that he might not return until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Probably the most swelling I've ever had on anything besides ACL and getting my knee drained," Shumpert said. "I would love to play before the All-Star break. I'm not trying to sit out, but I'm also not going to lie to to myself, try to push through something when it's not completely healed." The Cavs are likely to play it safe, with an eye on the playoffs, so owners should prepare for more DNPs from Shump. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 12:03 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels returned to action on Saturday February 11. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 12:47 am
  • Tyler Ulis scores career-high 13 points
    Tyler Ulis scored a career-high 13 points with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Brandon Knight was awful in this game, so this was a good night for Ulis to move up on the depth chart. Coach Earl Watson talked up Ulis after the game and made it seem like more minutes could be headed his way. He's only a stash in deep leagues, of course. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:12 pm
  • Omri Casspi (calf) out Sunday
    Omri Cassp (calf) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's not expected to return before the All-Star break. In his absence, Matt Barnes, Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore have been soaking up most of the wing minutes. Casspi isn't worth stashing in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:52 pm
    Player Note
    Omri Casspi Sac - SF,PF
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  • K.J. McDaniels (personal) is available
    K.J. McDaniels (personal) is available on Saturday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He's returning from a one-game absence. McDaniels hasn't been in the rotation, but there's a slight chance that he sees a handful of minutes with Eric Gordon (back) out. There's no fantasy value here. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:37 pm
  • McDaniels (personal) status uncertain Sat
    K.J. McDaniels (personal) was not at shootaround and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday night's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: There is only minimal fantasy impact related to this news, as McDaniels is averaging just 2.8 minutes per game over the last six weeks. Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer could see a few additional minutes, especially if Eric Gordon (back) is unable to suit up on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:44 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) out Saturday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's tilt vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is just an early release of the game notes, so there is still a possibility that Shumpert suits up. We should have a better idea of his status after the team's shootaround on Saturday morning. Jordan McRae started at shooting guard on Thursday and finished with six points and two rebounds in 27 minutes. DeAndre Liggins played just one minute off the bench. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:28 am
  • Buddy Hield scores 17 points vs. Wolves
    Buddy Hield scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This is one of his best games of the season, but there's no need to adjust his outlook going forward. He has a downward trend on shooting percentage, making 43.5 percent in December, 37.3 percent on January and 35.3 percent in his previous February games. It does help that Tyreke Evans (ankle) did not play, but leave Hield on the wire. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:25 pm
  • Omri Casspi (calf) listed as out Friday
    Omri Casspi (right plantaris tendon strain) is listed as out in the Kings' game notes for Friday's matchup vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Casspi, who has been sidelined since Jan. 13, did say earlier this week that he was feeling much better and "hoping" that he'd be able to play on Friday. Thus, we'll take the game notes designation with a grain of salt and wait for a formal update from either Casspi or the team following Friday morning's shootaround. However, even if he is returning, his fantasy impact will likely be minimal and Casspi can be left on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 6:19 am
    Player Note
    Omri Casspi Sac - SF,PF
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