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  • Dion Waiters vows to keep shooting
    Despite his scoreless 0-for-10 performance on Sunday, Dion Waiters vows to keep shooting.

    Advice: "I don’t know, just one of them days, one of them games, I guess," Waiters said Monday. Two weeks ago, Waiters offered this gem of a quote: "Like I said last year and I’ll say it again, I would rather go 0-for-30 than go 0-for-9 because if you stop shooting them that means you lost confidence." However, it's not just one bad game for Waiters. Since returning from an ankle injury earlier this month, Waters has shot below 43.0 percent from the floor in six straight games and is shooting 33.7 percent on 15.3 attempts over that six-game stretch. 35 minutes ago
  • Vince Carter (illness) practices Tuesday
    Vince Carter (illness) practiced on Tuesday and said he was "ready to get back on the court."

    Advice: Carter has missed each of the Kings last seven games due to complications from kidney stones. However, it appears he will make his return Wednesday when the Kings host the Lakers. Buddy Hield (ankle) was also able to practice on Tuesday. If both Carter and Hield return on Wednesday, they'll cut into the playing time of Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Bogdan Bogdanovic Today, 2:26 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back) won't play Wednesday
    Luke Babbitt (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Babbitt suffered the back injury on Monday and is being listed as day-to-day, but he might spend more than just one game on the sidelines with the next two contests after Wednesday being a Friday-Saturday back-to-back set. Ersan Ilyasova could move back into the starting five on Wednesday night, and John Collins should see an uptick in minutes. Today, 2:10 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) out Wednesday vs. PHI
    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Aminu is just about at the end of Week-3 of his initial 2-3 week timetable, so he is getting close, but the Blazers probably want him to go through some full-contact practices before putting him back out there. Noah Vonleh will continue to start at the four sans Aminu, and there will be more minutes available for Moe Harkless, Pat Connaughton and Caleb Swanigan. With Aminu close, he's someone to consider stashing away in 12-team leagues. Today, 1:56 pm
  • Expert optimistic Kawhi Leonard will be back
    Sabrina Strickland, an orthopedic sports surgeon who has been in practice more than 20 years, said she thinks Kawhi Leonard (quad) will be "fine" if the Spurs are "truly saying what's wrong with him."

    Advice: "Usually, it’s just a matter of doing the appropriate type of treatment to get better tissue in that area," said Strickland, who has not examined Leonard or been a part of the rehab process. "But with ones that are more chronic, that’s when players tend to have more aggressive treatment, something more evasive than just the rest-and-rehab route, such as platelet rich plasma [therapy]." The Spurs have been mum on the details surrounding Leonard's right quadriceps tendinopathy, and have yet to offer an official timetable for his return, but the good news is we haven't heard anything regarding a PRP injection. Still, he's not practicing and owners shouldn't expect him back soon. Today, 12:27 pm
  • Kevin Durant (ankle) questionable for Wed
    Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) practiced fully on Tuesday but said he was unsure if he would be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr claimed that sitting Durant on Sunday was a mostly precautionary move. However, speaking with reporters after Tuesday's practice and asked about Wednesday's matchup with the Thunder, Durant said: "I don’t know. We’ll see how it feels in the morning." It looks like we are headed towards a game-time decision. It's safe to assume KD is highly motivated to play in OKC, but he and the Warriors also have to look at the big picture. Check back tomorrow for an update. Today, 10:28 am
  • Lakers interested in FA Mindaugas Kuzminskas
    The Lakers are interested in free agent forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas.

    Advice: Kuzminskas was waived by the Knicks back on November 12th to make room for Joakim Noah. He has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team. The Lakers are interested, as they want to improve their outside shooting. However, Kuz would see limited minutes in L.A. if landed there. He should be left on waivers in all fantasy formats. Today, 10:04 am
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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) downplays injury
    Tim Hardaway Jr. said he is dealing with "intense soreness," but does not have plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters before Monday's win over the Clippers that he believed Hardaway might be dealing with plantar fasciitis. "I don’t know what Coach was talking about it, but it’s not that," Hardaway said Monday night. "It’s just intense soreness with ligaments and stuff. Other than that, it’s fine." Hardaway said he plans to continue to play through the nagging soreness. It's certainly something to keep an eye on going forward. Today, 9:27 am
  • Kevin Durant (ankle) questionable for Wed
    Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Wednesday's matchup against the Thunder.

    Advice: We know Durant would love to play against his former team in OKC and Steve Kerr said that Durant sitting out on Sunday was mostly precautionary. Thus, it certainly won't be surprising if KD suits up on Wednesday. We should have a reliable update after Golden State's practice on Tuesday or after Wednesday's morning shootaround, at the latest. Today, 6:39 am
  • Wilson Chandler (back) probable Wednesday
    Wilson Chandler (sore back) said he is confident he'll be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Chandler sat out Monday's victory over Sacramento. Will Barton started for Denver and hit 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers for 25 points, six rebounds and five assists. Chandler got off to a very slow start this season, averaging just 7.7 points and 4.0 rebounds over the Nuggets first twelve games. However, before sitting out on Monday, he had scored in double-figures in four straight and was averaging 14.8 points and 6.0 rebounds over that four-game stretch. Today, 6:26 am
  • Juan Hernangomez gets 23 minutes Monday
    Juan Hernangomez played a season-high 23 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, four rebounds and a steal on Monday.

    Advice: With Paul Millsap (wrist) and Wilson Chandler (back) hurting for the Nuggets, Hernangomez, Trey Lyles and Mason Plumlee all saw at least 19 minutes off the bench, and all three of them played fairly well. None are must-own players, but might make for decent DFS punts if Chandler and Millsap continue to miss games. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Will Barton scores 25 in start for Nuggets
    Will Barton started for the Nuggets on Monday and hit 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers for 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in Monday's 114-98 win over the Kings.

    Advice: Barton had a four-point dud on Friday, but has been very good for most of the season. He's averaging 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. With Paul Millsap and Wilson Chandler hurting right now, Barton looks like a must-own player. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Wesley Matthews stays hot with 18 points
    Wesley Matthews had another strong game on Monday vs. Boston with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is his best stretch of the season after scoring a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday. He was averaging just 11.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 37.1 percent shooting prior to this game, and his rest-of-season outlook is poor with the Mavs tanking. With that said, he's worth a look while he's hot. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Harrison Barnes matches season-high 31 points
    Harrison Barnes matched his season-high of 31 points in Monday's overtime loss to Boston.

    Advice: Barnes has really blossomed into a star since the Warriors replaced him with Kevin Durant, and this is already his eighth game of the season with 20+ points. He hit 10-of-21 shots and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the line, adding six rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer. Barnes and Dennis Smith Jr. will continue to be the only trustworthy players in Dallas moving forward. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Danny Green scores 14 vs. Hawks
    Danny Green hit just 5-of-16 shots, but also hit 4-of-8 3-pointers for 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and a block in 30 minutes of Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: Green has been bouncing all over waiver wires again this season, but is kind of hot right now, averaging 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 4.0 3-pointers over his last three games. He didn't shoot it well tonight, but he's getting it going again. His ability to hit threes, steal the ball and block shots makes him worth owning, despite the headaches that usually come with owning him. Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Kent Bazemore hits 2-of-13 shots vs. Spurs
    Kent Bazemore hit just 2-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, five rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Monday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Bazemore has a tendency to disappear at times, but has scored in double digits in six of his previous nine games. He just couldn't get his shot to fall tonight, so just chalk it up as a bad night. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 13 in 26 minutes
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played through a sore foot on Monday vs. the Clippers, finishing with 13 points in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks were able to rest him down the stretch of this blowout, and THJ seemed fine during his time on the court. He hit 6-of-13 shots with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and a triple, and barring a setback, his owners should expect him to see his normal allotment of minutes on Wednesday vs. Toronto. Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back) won't return Monday
    Luke Babbitt (back) won't return on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He lasted just seven minutes, finishing scoreless with three missed shots and an assist. Babbitt did have 2.6 treys per game in his previous five outings, but his role should trend down with the Hawks getting some bodies back. Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Will Barton will start vs. the Kings Monday
    Will Barton will start against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are missing Paul Millsap (wrist) and Wilson Chandler (back), so Barton will join Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic in the first unit. Barton was worth owning when the Nuggets were healthy, but his owners can now expect a considerable bump in value in the short term. Yesterday, 6:27 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sore back) out Monday
    Wilson Chandler (sore back) will not play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: There's no word on who will replace Chandler in the starting lineup, but Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton would make the most sense. Chandler is considered day-to-day and shouldn't be dropped outside of shallow leagues. Yesterday, 6:06 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back) is available Monday
    Luke Babbitt (back) will play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He hasn't missed any time since leaving a game early on Nov. 15, but the Hawks might list him as probable for the next month like they did with Marco Belinelli. He's a 3-point specialist with 2.6 treys over his last five games, but he's a one-trick pony in fantasy. Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) will play Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) is a go for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. has acknowledged that his foot has felt "worse and worse" while playing through the pain, so while he'll gut it out tonight, he may be somewhat limited. Head coach Jeff Hornacek even acknowledged that it sounds like he could be dealing with plantar fasciitis, in which the only remedy tends to be prolonged rest, but he'll allow THJ to fight through the pain. Season-long owners can feel free to get him active, but the foot issue makes him a risky DFS target. Yesterday, 2:49 pm
  • Vince Carter (kidney stones) out Monday
    Vince Carter (illness) will miss Monday's matchup with the Nuggets.

    Advice: This will be Carter's seventh consecutive game on the sidelines due to kidney stones, and the Kings haven't given any clues as to when we can expect him back. Buddy Hield (ankle) will also be missing tonight's game, so Bogdan Bogdanovic should be able to get close to 30 minutes of floor time. Yesterday, 11:32 am
  • Wilson Chandler (back) questionable Monday
    Wilson Chandler (sore back) is questionable to play Monday against the Kings.

    Advice: Chandler has been logging a lot of minutes as of late, and it looks like his back flared up on him, so he could be a true game-time call tonight. If he's out, Will Barton could move into the starting five and there would be more minutes available for Juan Hernangomez in the second unit. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 11:17 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. could sit on Monday?
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) said his sore foot "got worse and worse and worse" by trying to play through the pain.

    Advice: "I think it was just nagging, just nagging pain right there and me continuing to play on it, it got worse," he said. "Just not really taking it serious. I’m thinking, ‘I’m strong enough, able enough to go out there and compete, so it’s not really that much. I don’t feel nothing as bad, so no need for me to get it right.’" X-rays were negative, but THJ was absent at Sunday's practice and will see how he feels on Monday morning at the shootaround before determining his status. If THJ is out, Courtney Lee will get more shots and rookie Damyean Dotson might enter the rotation. Yesterday, 6:24 am
  • Will Barton starts 3Q for Millsap (wrist)
    Will Barton started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Paul Millsap (wrist), finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap had X-rays on his wrist and the results haven't been announced, but either way Barton should already be owned. He's quietly racking up mid-round value (8-cat and 9-cat) in under 30 minutes per game, which should be sustainable all season. Sunday, 9:39 pm
  • Dion Waiters shoots 0-of-10 vs. Pacers Sunday
    Dion Waiters' shot abandoned him on Sunday and he finished scoreless on 0-of-10 shooting, adding just two rebounds, two steals, one rebound and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Fantasy owners aren't relying on Waiters for solid FG percentages, given that he's at 41.9% on the season and 41.4% for his career. That doesn't excuse this dud, since his value is tethered to scoring (16.3 points per game) and 3-pointers (2.0), and he'll face another stiff test vs. Boston's league-leading defense on Wednesday. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues. Sunday, 4:57 pm
  • Kevin Durant (ankle) unsure if he'll play Wed
    Kevin Durant (sprained left ankle) is "not sure" if he'll be ready to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: Steve Kerr said Durant's absence on Sunday was mostly a precaution, and it's hard to imagine KD sitting out vs. his former team, but we'll have more clarity on his status in the coming days. Omri Casspi started on Sunday and will benefit the most if Durant misses more games, while guys like Steph Curry and Klay Thompson would also enjoy increased usage. Sunday, 4:16 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) out again Monday
    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) will not play vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: Aminu's initial timetable was 2-3 weeks, and we'll hit the three-week mark on Nov. 24. Caleb Swanigan hasn't done much as a starter over the past few games, and Aminu's absence primarily benefits guys like Noah Vonleh, Moe Harkless and Pat Connaughton. Sunday, 3:08 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back) probable for Monday
    Luke Babbitt (back) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Babbitt is the new guy in Atlanta who has been getting hit with the probable tag as of late, and yes, he has not missed a single game. He'll be out there, but his minutes are starting to trend down with Ersan Ilyasova healthy. Sunday, 1:49 pm
  • Kevin Durant (ankle) sitting out vs. Brooklyn
    Kevin Durant will sit out against the Nets on Sunday with a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: This is the second night of a back-to-back set and the Nets are one of the weakest teams in the NBA after losing Jeremy Lin and D'Angelo Russell to injuries, and head coach Steve Kerr described KD's absence from tonight's game as precautionary more than anything else. He apparently injured his ankle in the first quarter on Saturday but finished with 27 points and a full stat line, and Kerr is confident he'll be ready for Wednesday's game in OKC. With Durant out, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson should both get more looks and pretty much every rotation player gets a bump. Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) questionable Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He had X-rays after Friday's game, but they came back negative and was diagnosed with a sore left foot. Hardaway said he's not sure how he suffered this mysterious injury, but he said it's been bothering him since Thursday morning. THJ did not practice on Sunday, but check back on Monday morning to see if he's able to go through shootaround. If he can't play, rookie Damyean Dotson might get an opportunity to see minutes. Sunday, 8:22 am
  • Wes Matthews scores season-high 22 points
    Wes Matthews scored a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: His eight dimes were also a season high, and that has been a trend this month with 3.8 per game -- he averaged a career-high 2.9 per game last season. Matthews is still ice cold inside the arc and his steals are down to just 0.9 in November. He's still getting a good amount of shots and chances are you weren't counting on him for FG%, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 27 points in win vs. PHI
    Kevin Durant scored 27 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's on another one of his 20-plus scoring streaks with seven straight, but the non-scoring stuff is the most impressive part of his stat lines. In those games, Durant averaged 24.4 points, 6.1 boards, 5.1 assists, 2.0 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.9 treys on 53.4 FG% and 94.1 FT%. KD also wanted to win this game badly, but not for the reasons you might think. "We didn't want to lose to these guys. Especially Joel [Embiid]," Durant said. "He would've went straight to Twitter and talked [expletive]." We'll have to wait until next year to see what The Process has for the Warriors. Until then, KD is in the mix to be fantasy's top player. Saturday, 8:36 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back) starts vs. Celts Saturday
    Luke Babbitt (back) started on Saturday and had 11 points, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes, making 4-of-12 shots with three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Babbitt played just 11 minutes vs. the Kings on Wednesday, but he earned another start tonight despite the return of DeAndre Bembry (wrist). Tyler Cavanaugh played 15 minutes off the bench but Ersan Ilyasova was apparently a DNP-CD, which bodes well for Babbitt. He's still just a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Saturday, 7:41 pm
  • Luke Babbitt in the starting lineup
    Luke Babbitt (back) will start against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently everything went well for him. Babbitt has a lot of competition for his minutes now, so he will have to play well to keep his starting role. Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • Luke Babbitt likely to start on Saturday
    If Luke Babbitt (back) is OK after warmups, he will be in the starting lineup against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: In other words, he's still a game-time call, but he is on track to play. Babbitt would be starting next to Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon. With guys like DeAndre Bembry back, we may see Ersan Ilyasova and Babbitt start to see their minutes fade. Saturday, 3:02 pm
  • Vince Carter (illness) will not play Saturday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play Saturday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This will be the sixth straight game Carter has missed due to his kidney stones issue. Buddy Hield (ankle) has also been ruled out on Saturday. Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Bogdan Bogdanovic will be the biggest beneficiaries in terms of playing time. Saturday, 9:34 am
  • Wilson Chandler scores 15 points
    Wilson Chandler scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He is finally starting to get some shots and a lot of it has to do with the Nuggets offense starting to click. In the last three, Chandler averaged 14.0 points, 6.7 boards, 4.0 assists and 1.0 treys. The Nuggets should be a fantasy factory and they're going small slightly more, so Chandler is finally trending up as a very solid pickup in standard leagues. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Harrison Barnes good for 18 points
    Harrison Barnes finished with 18 points and six rebounds in Friday's embarrassing home 111-87 loss against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: The Mavericks actually held a 55-43 lead at halftime but then were steamrolled in the second half, including being outscored 37-15 in the final quarter. Barnes still had a pretty solid stat line for fantasy owners, hitting 6-of-16 from the floor while turning it over just once. He and his teammates won't have long to atone, as they welcome the Bucks on Saturday night. Friday, 9:57 pm
  • Danny Green hits five triples in home win
    Danny Green ended up with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots across 35 minutes in Friday's 104-101 win against the Thunder.

    Advice: Green hit 5-of-13 from behind the arc, and he has posted eight 3-pointers over his past two outings. He hasn't hit double digits in points in three consecutive outings at any point this season, but he'll look to change that in Monday's visit from the Hawks. He continues to help fantasy owners in the 3-pointers category, as well as steals and blocked shots. Friday, 8:55 pm
  • X-rays negative on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s foot
    X-rays taken on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s left foot came back negative.

    Advice: The Knicks are calling his injury a sore left foot for now, but it's a little concerning that he needed X-rays. THJ checked out of this game for good with three minutes to go in the fourth, but it was garbage time at that point and it's a good sign that he was playing through it. We'll put him on the injury report until we get an update at Saturday's practice. He finished with 13 points (5-of-11 FGs), five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three triples in 33 minutes. If THJ does end up missing time, we might get an extended look at rookie Damyean Dotson. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Luke Babbitt, Mike Muscala are questionable
    Luke Babbitt (back) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Babbitt suffered back spasms on Wednesday and did not return. It's also worth a mention he did have back spasms in March, so perhaps the Hawks are extra careful with him. If he's out, the Hawks may wind up shifting Taurean Prince over to the four to allow DeAndre Bembry to play in his return. Tyler Cavanaugh could also be in the rotation after he started the second half on Wednesday. Friday, 1:50 pm
  • Will Barton back to bench on Friday
    With Gary Harris (shoulder) returning to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Will Barton will head back to the bench.

    Advice: Barton started in place of Harris in each of Denver's last two games, but has been very productive off the bench this season as well. Barton is averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 28.5 minutes over 12 games as a reserve. Despite the return of Harris, Barton should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 10:44 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 24 points losing effort
    Kevin Durant scored a game-high 24 points during a 92-88 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He missed a key mid-range shot late in the game to lead to the loss. On the whole, the blocks were there yet again and Durant continues to show how he can be a plus defender. Blocks aren't the best way to measure defense, but KD comes in at 94th percentile at around-the-rim defense, and he's only allowed one make on 22 attempts as the defender with the shot clock under four seconds (Synergy). Oh and KD is on pace for his most efficient offensive season of his career. He'll be in the mix as fantasy's top player all season. Thursday, 8:09 pm
  • Vince Carter is out again for Friday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play on Friday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The kidney stones issue will keep him out for over a week and hopefully he's doing well. Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and George Hill could play slightly more, but the rotation is a total mess. Thursday, 7:12 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) remains out vs. Kings
    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) remains out for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: He was expected to miss 2-3 weeks back on Nov. 3, so he's likely going to be on the back end of that or perhaps even later. It looks like Caleb Swanigan will have another chance to start and Moe Harkless should handle some minutes at the four as well. Thursday, 7:10 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. drops 26/6/6 in win vs. Jazz
    Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks to a win on Wednesday with 26 points, six rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers, making 7-of-15 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points, eight boards and a pair of blocks, and the Knicks improved to 8-6 overall (7-3 at home). There was a lot of hand-wringing when THJ began the season ice-cold, but hopefully owners didn't sell-low -- he's now scored at least 26 points in three of the past four games. Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back spasms) will not return
    Luke Babbitt (back spasms) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Tyler Cavanaugh started the second half for the injured Babbitt. He went to the locker room in the first half, but he did return to action after that. Babbitt did check back into the game, but apparently he didn't feel well enough to continue. With him out, the Hawks may have to play Kent Bazemore at the four more, up Ersan Ilyasova's minutes, or shift John Collins over to power forward more often. Wednesday, 5:50 pm
  • Vince Carter out again for Wednesday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out since Thursday because of kidney stones, so hopefully he's doing well. Buddy Hield has picked it up since Carter has missed time while Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and Bogdan Bogdanovic should play slightly more. Wednesday, 1:45 pm
  • Danny Green back on Tuesday, sort of
    Danny Green returned from his hamstring injury and played 27 minutes on Tuesday, but the results weren't great. He hit just 2-of-6 shots, missed all of his 3-pointers, and finished with four points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.

    Advice: Green has shown signs of returning to form this season, but it looks like it's going to be a bumpy ride. In his last two games, he's hit 4-of-13 shots to average 4.5 points and zero 3-pointers, but in the two before that, he hit 14-of-25 shots and six 3-pointers to average 19 points. He's always going to be a cheap source of 3-pointers, steals and blocks, at least on most nights, but his ability to disappear into Gregg Popovich's magic hat make him a tough player to rely on. Tuesday, 8:50 pm
  • Pop hints Leonard (quad) nearing a return
    Gregg Popovich said that Kawhi Leonard (quad) will be back "sooner rather than later."

    Advice: Unfortunately, Popovich immediately followed up that statement by saying "what the hell does that mean?" so we're still a bit in the dark about when we can anticipate the former Finals MVP to make his way back to the court. Popovich has also implied during a recent interview that Leonard was behind Tony Parker (quad) in the rehab process, and with Parker not expected back until December, we shouldn't anticipate Kawhi returning to action this month. Tuesday, 12:49 pm
  • Danny Green (hamstring) will play Tuesday
    Coach Gregg Popovich said that Danny Green (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: This was expected after Green practiced on Monday. With Green returning to the starting lineup, Bryn Forbes heads back to the bench. Brandon Paul will also see his minutes scaled back on Tuesday. Green is averaging 11.1 minutes, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers in 29.0 minutes per game this season. Tuesday, 10:23 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 21 points in win over ORL
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Monday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: He was a perfect 3-of-3 from the line with eight assists, seven rebounds and two turnovers. His owners were probably expecting more from KD with Stephen Curry (thigh) out, but he only played 30 minutes after playing 28 on Saturday. He did just return from a thigh injury of his own, so maybe the Warriors were just taking it easy on him. Monday, 10:39 pm
  • Will Barton playing well for Nuggets
    Will Barton got another start for Gary Harris (shoulder) on Monday and had 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Harris should be back for the next one, but Barton has been playing well, getting minutes at point guard, shooting guard and small forward. In fact this was one of his worst games in recent memory, which is saying something. He's averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. He should be owned everywhere. Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 14 with nice line
    Wilson Chandler hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a steal on Monday and also hit all three of his free throws in a loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Chandler has come on over his last two games, averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as part of the starting unit for Denver. He's only scored in double digits four times, but looked much better over his last two, knocking down 10-of-19 shots. If he's on your waiver wire it might be a good idea to pick him up. Monday, 10:13 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. bounces back w/ 28 points
    Tim Hardaway Jr. bounced back on Monday vs. the Cavaliers with 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: Coming off a four-point dud against the Kings, THJ got back on track tonight with 10 rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes. He's been a rollercoaster ride this season, but he's been much more consistent in November and is cruising with seventh-round value in standard 9-category leagues. He'll get a tough test on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, as they have allowed the 6th fewest fantasy points to SGs this season. Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Kent Bazemore OK after hard fall
    Kent Bazemore had 22 points, four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in 30 minutes of Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: The 22 points tied his season high and he's actually hit that number in two of his last three games. Bazemore took a hard fall on his left arm and elbow late in the game but was able to stay in and shoot free throws, meaning he should be fine. He's hot right now, averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so make sure he's in your lineup whenever possible right now. This could be the season Bazemore lives up to the hype. Monday, 7:29 pm
  • Luke Babbitt hit four more 3-pointers
    Luke Babbitt started again for the Hawks and hit 4-of-11 shots (all 3-pointers) for 12 points, three rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes of Monday's one-point loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Babbitt has been starting for a little more than a week now and is averaging 10.8 points 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting in those five games. He's been up and down like a yo-yo, but is getting 31 minutes a night, shooting the ball well and knocking down threes. He's worth a look in standard leagues as long as he's starting for the Hawks. Monday, 7:23 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker out Tuesday
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) and Tony Parker (quad) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game in Dallas.

    Advice: The only update we've had on Leonard this season is that he's behind Parker in the rehab process, and Parker isn't expected back until December, so it's safe to assume that Leonard isn't close. Kyle Anderson will continue to start in Leonard's absence, but at best, he's just a low-end guy in deep leagues. Nov 13, 12:52 pm
  • Danny Green (hamstring) hopeful for Tuesday
    Danny Green is hopeful to play on Tuesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: Green was "rested" on Saturday vs. the Bulls, but he later revealed that he has a tight hamstring. He downplayed the injury and was a full participant at Monday's light practice, but expect another update on Tuesday morning after shootaround. If Green sits out again, Bryn Forbes would be worth a look as a short-term play after scoring 13 points in 34 minutes vs. Chicago. Nov 13, 10:35 am
  • Vince Carter (kidney stones) ruled out Monday
    Vince Carter (kidney stones) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be Carter's third game in a row on the shelf and it's not clear when he will return. Justin Jackson has played 25+ minutes in three straight games, while guys like Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic could see a bump in minutes in Carter's absence as well -- Sacramento's rotations seem to change on a daily basis. Nov 13, 8:39 am
  • Harrison Barnes goes for 22 & 13 in defeat
    Harrison Barnes recorded his second straight double-double on Sunday with 22 points and 13 rebounds, adding one assist and a pair of 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes knocked down 9-of-14 shots and he kept Dallas in this game, continuing a phenomenal month of November -- after shooting 37.9 percent in October, he's at a scorching 56.5 percent in his past six games. Paltry assists and defensive stats are limiting his upside in most leagues, but owners can't complain with this production. Nov 12, 7:04 pm
  • Wes Matthews scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting
    Wes Matthews had a night to forget vs. OKC on Sunday, missing all nine of his shots to finish scoreless with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: The veteran hasn't shot better than 39.3 percent since joining the Mavs in 2015-16, which accounts for the three worst shooting years in his nine-year career. If you can live with the rough FG%, however, he's holding onto top-100 value thanks to 3-pointers (2.5 per game), steals (1.2) and modest turnovers (1.8). Nov 12, 7:02 pm
  • Dion Waiters gets all-around game in MIA loss
    Dion Waiters posted 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in a losing effort in Detroit on Sunday.

    Advice: Waiters played 32 minutes tonight and the only downsides were 7-of-17 shooting and four turnovers. He came in shooting 38.2 percent in his past two games, and 43.3 percent on the season, which is a persistent issue for the five-year veteran. On the plus side, he is making a career-high 80.0 percent of his free throws this year. Nov 12, 4:06 pm
  • Knicks waive F Mindaugas Kuzminskas
    The Knicks are waiving F Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for the return of Joakim Noah (suspension).

    Advice: The Knicks weren't able to find any trade partners for Kuzminskas, but he should be able to find a team willing to extend him a contract offer once/if he clears waivers. It's unlikely he'll land in a spot where he'll be relevant in fantasy hoops, though. Nov 12, 11:24 am
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  • Knicks to cut Mindaugas Kuzminskas?
    Laura Albanese of Newsday is reporting that the Knicks are expected to move on from Mindaugas Kuzminskas.

    Advice: The Knicks need to cut a player to activate Joakim Noah, and Kuzminskas and Ramon Sessions seem like the favorites to go. The forward has played just two minutes this season, but he would likely be picked up by another NBA team if he was waived. Nov 12, 7:21 am
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  • Will Barton scores season-high 26 points
    Will Barton moved into the starting lineup for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Will The Thrill is playing some of his best ball of his career, and coach Mike Malone is giving him a lot of responsibility with the ball. On the year, Barton is averaging 15.1 points, 5.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.0 treys on 45.8 percent from the field. He's logging minutes at three positions and is a perfect example of how a bench player can put up strong value in fantasy. Nov 11, 9:55 pm
  • Juancho returns to action
    Juancho Hernangomez returned on Saturday with no stats in two minutes against the Magic.

    Advice: He was only out there for garbage time, but it's nice to see Hernangomez get back out there after he had to deal with mono. He's not likely going to be in the rotation. Nov 11, 9:41 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 29 in return
    Kevin Durant returned from a thigh injury on Saturday and hit 11-of-18 shots and 3-of-6 3-pointers for 29 points, five boards, four assists, two steals and two blocks to lead the Warriors to a 135-114 win over the Sixers.

    Advice: KD sat out in his last game with a thigh problem, but looked amazing tonight. That's what KD does, so just roll him out there again for Week 5. Nov 11, 9:37 pm
  • Harrison Barnes posts 23 and 12 in loss
    Harrison Barnes ended up with 23 points and 12 rebounds over 39 minutes in Saturday's 111-104 loss against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Mavericks have won just twice over 13 games so far this season, but it's no fault of Barnes. Since flipping the calendar to November he has been especially solid, averaging 22.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game across five outings. He also has at least one triple in each of his starts in November. Nov 11, 8:20 pm
  • Juancho Hernangomez "could" be available
    Juancho Hernangomez (mono) "could" be available on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone wants Hernangomez to go through a full practice, so it's likely just an emergency because of how they're already missing Gary Harris (shoulder). Juancho can stay on the wire in most leagues. Nov 11, 4:30 pm
  • Will Barton getting the start
    Will Barton will start for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been in a serious groove and now Barton could be looking at minutes in the upper 30s. His move to the first unit should also mean Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay get more run. Plus, Malik Beasley may see minutes in the upper teens. Nov 11, 4:29 pm
  • Kevin Durant (thigh) will play vs. 76ers
    Kevin Durant (thigh) will play against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been expected to play for three days and went through practice on Friday. With Durant wanting to show what he can do on defense, it'll be very interesting to see how the Warriors cover Ben Simmons. As for his offense, he's likely going to hit the ground running against a team that has been fairly up-tempo this season. Nov 11, 4:09 pm
  • Danny Green out, Rudy G 50/50, Forbes starts
    Danny Green (rest) is out, Rudy Gay is 50/50, and Bryn Forbes will start for Green against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a back-to-back set and Green will sit out at home. With him out, Forbes should get a huge opportunity while Patty Mills and Dejounte Murray could play next to each other. There should be a lot of value to be had in DFS here, especially with Forbes. Nov 11, 3:55 pm
  • Vince Carter (kidney stones) out vs. NYK
    Vince Carter (kidney stones) is out against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup and hopefully VC is feeling OK. With him out, we saw Justin Jackson play the best game of his career with 19 points on Thursday while Garrett Temple, Malachi Richardson and Buddy Hield should see more run. Nov 11, 3:32 pm
  • Juancho Hernangomez (illness) questionable
    Juancho Hernangomez (mononucleosis) has been upgraded to questionable for Saturday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Hernangomez was initially projected to miss 4-to-6 weeks when diagnosed with mono back on October 24th. However, he is clearly ahead of schedule. Still, even after Juancho is cleared to return, he will likely have his minutes limited, as the Nuggets won't want to rush him back into extended action before he builds up his conditioning. Nov 11, 10:38 am
  • Dion Waiters goes for 21 in Salt Lake
    Dion Waiters finished with 21 points, two rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes Friday at Utah.

    Advice: Waiter hit 7-of-20 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the arc, while posting an impressive plus-24 rating in the 10-point win. The veteran has hit at least one 3-pointer in each of his 10 games so far this season. While he hasn't been doing much more outside of his scoring, the offensive specialist can still be useful in most fantasy formats. Nov 10, 9:41 pm
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