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  • Cousins' agent shoots down trade rumors
    DeMarcus Cousins' agent Jarinn Akana shot down rumors that the Kings are looking to deal Cousins at the trade deadline.

    Advice: "We met with Vlade [Divac] and ownership and they assured us and DeMarcus that he's not being traded," said Akana. "As far as we're concerned, nothing has changed." The Kings are reportedly willing to listen to potential godfather offers from other teams, but it seems unlikely that Sacramento will be trading away Boogie at the deadline, particularly with Divac at the helm. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:54 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 Today, 3:30 pm
  • Report: Kings considering trading Cousins
    The Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:47 pm
  • Report: Celtics interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Celtics have reportedly expressed "deep interest" in P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: Tucker would add some solid depth to the Celtics, but his playing time would take a substantial hit in Boston, so Tucker owners should be hoping that he remains in Phoenix past the deadline. There have been more than a few trade rumors regarding Tucker, though, so him remaining with the Suns is far from a certainty. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:06 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 7:12 am
  • Suns shopping Chandler, Knight and Tucker
    The Suns are shopping Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker prior to the deadline.

    Advice: All three of these guys have been in the rumor mill all season, so the only takeaway here is that the Suns are still looking to accumulate draft picks and more young talent. There are a ton of centers on the market, so moving Chandler's contract won't be easy. It makes some sense to put Alex Len on your watch list if you need a big, while Chandler would more than likely lose value with a potential trade. Nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:07 am
  • Wizards interested in Bojan Bogdanovic?
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Wizards have some interest in Bojan Bogdanovic.

    Advice: The Wizards are looking to upgrade their bench at the deadline and have also been linked to Lou Williams. The Nets are looking for draft picks to speed up their rebuild, and the Wizards "have shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick for the right deal. Bogdanovic would surely lose value on a team like the Wizards, but his absence could open the door for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Caris LeVert to have a larger role in Brooklyn's offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:00 am
  • Lou Williams a target for the Wizards?
    Lou Williams could be a potential trade target for the Wizards according to The Vertical.

    Advice: Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, so the Sixth Man of the Year candidate is on a bargain of a contract. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and would probably be willing to flip Williams for a pick, and Washington "has shown an inclination" to give up a future first-round pick. Washington's bench isn't loaded by any means, so it's not crazy to think that Williams' value would be fine there. If he finds a new home, that should benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Carmelo Anthony expected to remain in NY
    Carmelo Anthony is still expected to remain with the Knicks past the deadline according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: The Knicks haven't brought him a potential deal in recent days, suggesting that the talks with the Clippers, Cavaliers and Celtics have cooled. Melo still holds all the power with his no-trade clause, and Phil Jackson's tactics to drive him out of New York have backfired. Barring a surprise, expect Melo to finish out the season in New York. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:50 am
  • Wilson Chandler linked to Clippers, Thunder
    Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical is reporting that the Clippers and Thunder could make a push for Wilson Chandler at the deadline.

    Advice: Both teams are in the market for a SF, as the Clippers were previously linked to Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder had their eyes on Rudy Gay (Achilles) before his injury. There was a report in early February that Chandler wanted a trade due to "inconsistency with his role," but his minutes have stabilized due to a lot of injuries in Denver. The Nuggets are committed to making a playoff push and won't just give Chandler away, but it's worth noting that Danilo Gallinari's name is also floating around the rumor mill. A trade could hurt Chandler or Gallinari, but it would open up minutes for impressive rookie Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:43 am
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  • Glenn Robinson III wins Slam Dunk Contest
    Glenn Robinson III won the Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night.

    Advice: After one of the best Slam Dunk Contests ever last year, this one was a little disappointing. There were a lot of missed dunks and Aaron Gordon just didn't have the bounce that he had last year. Derrick Jones Jr. arguably had the best two dunks on the night, but misses in the final cost him. When he returns to action next week, Robinson III could lose his starting job due to the Pacers looking to deal their first-round pick for some help. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis wins Skills Challenge
    Kristaps Porzingis won the Skills Challenge on Saturday night.

    Advice: He is the first Knick to win the Skills Challenge and is the second big in a row to win it with Karl-Anthony Towns taking it home last year. Porzingis was also effective with 24 points in the World's victory in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, so he had a solid weekend on the court. You could make an argument he should've made the All-Star team over Carmelo Anthony, too. After dealing with an Achilles issue for three different stints last month, he's back up to 31.1 minutes per game in February. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • Celtics keeping an eye on Gallo?
    The Celtics will "keep an eye on" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as a possible trade target, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

    Advice: The Celtics are reportedly making their picks available for the right deal, including the potential No. 1 lottery spot with Brooklyn's pick. That pick likely isn't going to be in play for Gallinari, but young talent or future firsts could be in play on this deal. Gallo would take a big hit in big hit in Boston while Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez could benefit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:13 pm
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  • ESPN: Pistons still shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons have "continued to gauge the market" for Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

    Advice: In case you missed it on Friday, the Pistons have reportedly talked to the Magic about a Jackson for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green deal. Plus, last month there was a Jackson for Ricky Rubio report, and also ESPN's Zach Lowe said the Pelicans had exploratory interest in Jackson. Ish Smith isn't the greatest stash in fantasy, but he has some appeal for owners needing a point guard. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • KD has no comment on taking less money
    Kevin Durant wouldn't comment about possibly taking less money this summer to help fit others into the salary cap.

    Advice: "We'll figure that out when the time comes," Durant said. He has a max $27.7 million cap number on his player option for next year, so that's a big chunk of the raised cap for the 2017-18 season. Durant is having his most efficient season as a pro and looks to be enjoying his time in the Bay Area so far. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
  • Anthony Davis says Westbrook is close friend
    Anthony Davis called Russell Westbrook one of his closest friends in the league.

    Advice: The two share the same agent and are frequently asked questions about teaming up down the line. In fact, Westbrook was asked about joining Davis this weekend, but he answered with a question about fashion. Davis will be starting for his home team on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:34 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas wants to play more?
    Coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas has frequently asked to play more minutes.

    Advice: "I'm used to Isaiah jockeying for minutes. He's done it 57 times," Stevens said. Thomas is up to 34.5 minutes per game this season, which is the most he's played since his Kings days in 2013-14 and also ranks 21st in the NBA this season. Stevens almost certainly won't be upping his All-Star's minutes, but Thomas is still going to be an elite fantasy guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Nick Young credits new coach with his success
    Nick Young believes the coaching change in L.A. from Byron Scott to Luke Walton has been played a significant part in his resurgence this season.

    Advice: Young, who averaged 10.4 points per game on 35 percent shooting over the previous two seasons, is averaging 13.8 points and shooting a career-high 41.3 percent from 3-point territory in 2016-17. "With having a coach behind me, I don’t have to look over my shoulder or worry about coming out. That plays a major part," said Young. "It messes up with your whole cycle when you have a coach who harps on everything you do and talks so down on you. It was tough." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 am
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  • Kawhi Leonard thinks Spurs should stand pat
    Kawhi Leonard doesn’t believe the Spurs should make a trade before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

    Advice: "I think we’re doing good right now," Leonard said on Friday. "It’s all about team chemistry. You’ve always got to figure out the best way for you and your team, but I think we’re doing a good job right now." The Spurs, at 43-13, have the second-best record in the NBA at the All-Star break, and Leonard is a major reason why. Prior to this year, Kawhi had only four games with 30-plus points in his regular season career (324 games). This season, he has 19 such games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 am
  • Suns GM: Eric Bledsoe unlikely to be traded
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough said on Friday that Eric Bledsoe is unlikely to be traded.

    Advice: "We never say 'never,' but I think he's one of the least likely guys on the roster to get traded,'' said General Manager Ryan McDonough. The Suns are looking to build around Bledsoe, who is averaging career-highs in scoring (21.6 per game) and assists (6.2), while also posting a career-best PER of 21.5. Bledsoe is one of just four players averaging at least 21 points, six assists and five boards this season. The other three are LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:36 am
  • Jimmy Butler would prefer to stay in Chicago
    According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler would "loathe to leave" Chicago.

    Advice: The article states that "a source close to Butler said the swingman doesn't want [a trade]," that he is "grounded in Chicago" and doesn't want to leave "with unfinished business." It's hard to envision a scenario in which the Bulls would benefit by trading Butler. He's in the heart of his prime at 27, getting better every season, and is locked into a very cap-friendly contract through 2019. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 am
  • Draymond Green wins informal DPOY poll
    Draymond Green won an informal Defensive Player of the Year poll conducted by ESPN at All-Star Weekend.

    Advice: ESPN polled 80 media members who have postseason awards voting privileges. Green received 41 first-place votes, 28 second-place votes and six third-place votes. Rudy Gobert finished second and Kawhi Leonard came in third. Green is averaging a career-high 2.1 steals and 1.5 blocks. He is on pace to become just the eighth player in NBA history to average at least 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in a season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 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 Yesterday, 6:52 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis unhappy with recent play
    Kristaps Porzingis expressed frustration with inconsistent play over the last two months.

    Advice: "I’ve been up and down a little bit," Porzingis said. "I haven’t been consistent. I’m just trying to get back in my rhythm, trying to play the right way." KP also said his nagging left Achilles injury and recent stomach illness have made it difficult to find his rhythm. Porzingis was averaging 20.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 3-pointers over the first 32 games of the season (before his Achilles injury). He's averaging 14.4 points, 5.6 boards 1.4 3-pointers in the 16 games he's played since. Hopefully he bounces back over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Magic turned down a deal for DeMarcus Cousins
    According to a report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, earlier this season the Kings offered DeMarcus Cousins to Orlando for Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks, but the Magic declined.

    Advice: That certainly would have been a blockbuster. Cousins is posting career-highs in numerous statistical categories this season, including scoring (27.8 points per game), assists (4.9) and 3-pointers (1.7). DMC, along with Russell Westbrook, have a chance to become the first players since Larry Bird in 1984-85, to average at least 27 points, ten boards and five dimes over the course of a full season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:17 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
  • ESPN: Magic, Pistons talking Jackson deal
    The Pistons and Magic have discussed a trade that would send Reggie Jackson to Orlando for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: To be clear, nothing is imminent. We're going to see a lot of Jackson trade rumors as the deadline approaches next Thursday. He's been vastly outplayed by Ish Smith lately and the Pistons just don't have the ammo to compete in the Eastern Conference right now, so being sellers makes sense. There could be some sort of draft compensation for the Pistons, but Jackson being signed through the 2019-20 season is a big factor on potential move. It makes sense to stash Ish Smith in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:54 am
  • Cousins hopes to sign extension with Kings
    DeMarcus Cousins says he is "very happy" in Sacramento and intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer.

    Advice: Cousins had been mentioned in trade rumors frequently over the past couple of seasons but signing an extension would put those discussions to rest. He will be able to sign a five-year extension worth up to $219 million this summer. "I'm a guy that's all about loyalty and honesty," Cousins said. "It's hard, but at the end of the day you gotta remember that this is a business." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 am
  • Kerr to consider playing Westbrook w/ Durant
    Coach Steve Kerr told reporters that he would "definitely consider" playing Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant in Sunday's All-Star Game.

    Advice: The potential pairing of Westbrook and Durant will be one of the more interesting subplots in the 2017 All-Star contest. Any possible interaction between the two former teammates and friends will surely generate plenty of headlines. Steph Curry believes that Draymond Green will help ease the tensions and break the ice in the Western Conference locker room. "[Green] is going to come in and just probably crack jokes and do something real loud and make it a locker room scene," said Curry. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:46 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 29 points in win vs. BOS
    Jimmy Butler scored 29 points during a 104-103 win over the Celtics on Thursday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: With the Bulls down one, Butler was fouled with 0.9 seconds and he was able to hit both free throws. After the game, he said he learned the spin-move fadeaway from Dwyane Wade to get the foul call on Marcus Smart. Regarding his banged-up heel, there is really no such thing as half speed for Butler with 39.0 minutes per game since he returned from injury on Feb. 12. Obviously the All-Star break should work wonders to get him right. He's still a top-10 player in standard leagues this season as the alpha. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 29 points in loss to CHI
    Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points during a 104-103 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: The other four starters scored a combined 29 points to match IT4 in this loss. Thomas set the franchise record for most 20-plus scoring games in a row with 41 to pass John Havlicek. He also has a chance to be the first Celtic ever to lead the NBA in scoring per game. Although, he still need 1.2 points per game to catch Russell Westbrook. IT has been a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Jimmy Butler won't have restrictions Thursday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not have restrictions on Thursday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: After scoring 19 points with 12 assists, two boards, four steals and four turnovers in 38 minutes on Tuesday vs. Toronto, Butler didn't suffer any setbacks and should be ready for another monster workload with Dwyane Wade (illness) sitting this one out. Butler's usage rate rises from 23.3 to to 31.8 when Wade is off the floor, so he looks like a strong play in all formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Suns unlikely to deal Eric Bledsoe?
    Suns GM Ryan McDonough praised Eric Bledsoe this week and believes the PG still has a lot more room to grow.

    Advice: "He’s really come a long way," McDonough said. "Look, I think he’s just starting to enter his prime at 27 years old." Bledsoe's name has been in the rumor mill with the Suns rebuilding, but McDonough hinted that the Suns will "more likely look at add players to help him and Devin [Booker] and help our young core grow." While Bledsoe could be rested a bit down the stretch in Phoenix, he's already in an ideal situation as he and Booker are the clear focal point of the offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:29 am
  • Kevin Durant, Warriors cruise to win vs. SAC
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, four blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in just 32 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Golden State lost to Denver on Monday, but their streak of 131 games without a consecutive loss was kept alive in a lopsided win vs. the Kings tonight. Klay Thompson blew up for 35 points, Steph Curry added 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and the team didn't even need Draymond Green after his early ejection. It's good to be the team with the league's best record, most efficient offense, and third-most efficient defense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins held to 23 mins in blowout
    DeMarcus Cousins played only 23 minutes during Wednesday's blowout loss to Golden State, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight. "It's obvious I can't be myself," Cousins said after getting his 17th tech on Sunday. "Me playing how I play is what makes me the player that I am. Obviously it's not acceptable." It seems inevitable that he's going to face at least one more disciplinary DNP stemming from his technical foul issues, and fantasy owners can only hope that he stays on the court when the fantasy playoffs roll around. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe posts triple-double in easy win
    Eric Bledsoe posted the third triple-double of his career during a blowout 137-101 win over the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns dominated their rivals with this 36-point victory as their largest against the Lakers in series history. As for Bledsoe, coach Earl Watson talked about a "physical wall" for Bledsoe last week, but he’s been surging since his day off on Saturday. Watson said he’s really been impressed with how Bledsoe has improved mentally on top of his elite athleticism. Bledsoe himself also talked about being a leader for the team in his post-game interview, so hopefully that will keep his minutes high until the end of the season. His fantasy owners have to feel a lot better heading into the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • P.J. Tucker plays through tweaked back
    P.J. Tucker played through a back issue on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with three boards and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room after falling into the camera area, but the fact that he returned to a game that the Suns won by 36 points is a great sign. He also gets a full week of rest during the All-Star break. Tucker is going to draw some interest at the deadline, but his owners won't miss him too much if he's dealt to a contender. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony named All-Star replacement
    Carmelo Anthony, who was named an All-Star replacement on Wednesday, finished a road loss in OKC with 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, six 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Melo has now made eight straight All-Star teams, although it took an injury to Kevin Love for him to make the cut this season. As for all the trade talk engulfing the Knicks, Melo continues to downplay the rumors. "I never thought I would be anywhere [other than New York]," he said. "Nothing came to my table for me to look at. Until that time comes, then they don't need for me to even talk about the [no-trade] clause." If he were to be dealt, he'd be hard-pressed to duplicate his current 29.6 percent usage. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Nick Young held to five points in loss
    Nick Young scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting with four boards, one steal and one triple in 24 minutes vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he doesn't want to be traded, because he was bad tonight. Young had a +/- rating of -37 in 24 minutes, but to be fair, his teammates weren't much better. Young was shooting 41.7 percent from deep prior to Wednesday and he's expected to draw a lot of interest at the deadline, but a move could be a buzzkill for his value. For now, he's worth holding onto as a 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 pm
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  • Anthony Davis scores just 19 points vs. MEM
    Anthony Davis scored 19 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal and three turnovers during a 95-91 win in Memphis on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies continue to do an outstanding job on Davis. In his previous two, Davis averaged 19.0 points, 11.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 3.5 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys on 32.5 percent from the field. As he heads into the break, his fantasy owners have to be pleased to see he hasn't missed a game since Jan. 23. The Pelicans are also just 2.5 games out of the eighth spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Draymond Green ejected for 2 technical fouls
    Draymond Green was ejected for two technical fouls in the second quarter against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He argued with the refs after a DeMarcus Cousins bucket to get both of those techs, so he will get an early start to his All-Star break. Green now has 11 technical fouls, so he's starting to get a little close to the automatic suspension. He finished with two points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 15 minutes. Green will be suiting up in New Orleans this weekend for the Western Conference. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Reggie Jackson breaks out of slump w/ 22 pts
    Reggie Jackson finally broke out of his slump in Wednesday's 98-91 win over the Mavericks, scoring 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: R-Jax was averaging 10.4 points on 37.3 percent shooting in his previous 10 outings, so it has to be a huge relief for his owners that he finally showed some signs of life before the break. He dished out four assists with a pair of steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, but Ish Smith also played well with 10 points and three assists in 20 minutes. In case you missed it, a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN indicated that R-Jax is a candidate to be moved at the deadline, but a trade may not be a bad thing with Smith breathing down his neck in Detroit. Jackson has been a bust this season, but he's still a hold in most leagues and tonight was encouraging. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas ties John Havlicek's record
    Isaiah Thomas scored a game-high 33 points to help Boston beat the Sixers on Wednesday, sinking 9-of-19 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs with four 3-pointers, four boards and three assists.

    Advice: Thomas tied John Havlicek's franchise record with at least 20 points in 40 consecutive games, and he's likely to break the record vs. Chicago on Thursday. "Red Auerbach always said it’s not how fast you are, it’s how quick you are," Havlicek said. "[Thomas] certainly is quick with the ball and he’s also low to the ground and gets to places where other people can’t because of their size. I think he’s been an absolute delight to watch." Thomas' fantasy owners are nodding in agreement. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) returns to the game
    P.J. Tucker returned to the game in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Suns have this game in the bag, so Tucker returning with a 20-plus scoring lead is a great sign. He's fine. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Glenn Robinson III bounces back w 19 points
    Glenn Robinson III bounced back on Wednesday with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, adding three 3-pointers, six rebounds and two assists with zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: GR3 went scoreless as a starter on Monday but coach Nate McMillan stuck with him over C.J. Miles tonight. Fantasy owners have already seen what to expect from Robinson as a starter -- in 25 games he averaged 7.3 points, 0.9 threes, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks. Despite tonight's strong game, he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) questionable to return
    P.J. Tucker (back) suffered a lower back contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He fell into the camera area and limped to the locker room. Tucker was up-ended by the cameraman and landed on the area near his hip. If he can't return, we'll see more Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sick) out against the Wolves
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is out against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was very unlikely to play, so he'll have the All-Star break to feel better. Chandler was also on the trade block, but that may have changed due to his new role at small forward. For tonight, we should get another heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
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  • Malone not expecting Wilson Chandler to play
    Coach Mike Malone said he's not expecting Wilson Chandler (illness) to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Juan Hernangomez is the heavy favorite to start and will try to build off his career-high 27 points against the Warriors. Will Barton would also be in a great spot for tonight. We'll have another update on Chandler later this evening, but Hernangomez looks like a nice play tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:05 pm
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  • Update: Wilson Chandler is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Wilson Chandler (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He was ruled out earlier today, but apparently he is feeling better with this newest injury report update. If Chandler can't go, Juancho Hernangomez will likely join his bro, Willy, as a starter tonight. Will Barton and Gary Harris would also benefit while we could see some Mason Plumlee play a handful of PF minutes. Daily Slant: Even if Chandler is able to suit up, the Denver side still has plenty of appealing options in what should be one of the best games on the slate. Nikola Jokic is a lock and load option regardless of Chandler's status, but Jokic would only become more appealing if Chandler sits. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton both figure to continue seeing minutes in the mid-thirties, and while Juan Hernangomez isn't likely to play 40+ minutes again tonight, he should still see enough court time to pay off his modest DFS price tag. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
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  • Chandler, Mudiay out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (ankle), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) will also be on the sidelines on Wednesday night, so we could see Juan Hernangomez earn another start with Mason Plumlee logging extended minutes with the second unit. Hernangomez shined as a starter during Monday's win over Golden State, popping off for 27 points, 10 boards and six triple over 43 minutes, so he'll be on the DFS radar if he gets another start tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 am
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  • Anthony unlikely to waive no-trade clause
    Carmelo Anthony said he's given no indication to Knicks management that he has any intention of waiving his no-trade clause.

    Advice: This has been a constant theme, and while it hasn't stopped the trade rumors from swirling around Melo, it seems extremely unlikely that he'll be moved at the deadline. The Knicks are currently just three games out of the playoff hunt, and as long as they're relevant, Anthony won't be in any danger of a potential shutdown. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:28 am
  • Anthony Davis committed to staying in NO
    Anthony Davis said he has no plans of leaving the Pelicans.

    Advice: "I don't plan on leaving, so make sure you write that down," Davis said when asked about trade speculation. Davis also shot down the recent rumors that he's planning on joining up with Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles, saying, "I don't pay attention to [the rumors]. I don't know who said it or how it came about. I'm with the Pelicans right now." Davis is in the first year of a five-year deal, so it would be absolutely shocking to see the rising superstar change jerseys anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 am
  • Report: DEN open to moving Danilo Gallinari
    The Nuggets are reportedly open to moving Danilo Gallinari (groin) at the trade deadline.

    Advice: Gallinari has reportedly received interest from the Clippers, Celtics and Rockets, and of those locations, Los Angeles and Houston would be the best potential landing spots. As for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Gallinari will not play, and with Wilson Chandler (illness) being listed as questionable, we could again see Juan Hernangomez in the starting lineup. To be clear, nothing is imminent on the trade front for The Rooster, but this is a situation we'll be monitoring closely. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:53 am
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  • Report: Detroit shopping Reggie Jackson
    The Pistons are open to moving Reggie Jackson at the deadline, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Lowe states that while the Pistons are unlikely to part ways with Andre Drummond, sending away Jackson isn't entirely out of the question. Thus far, Jackson has been linked to New Orleans, Orlando and Minnesota, and out of all those potential destinations, Orlando would probably be the best landing spot as Jackson would easily be the No. 1 option on offense there. If he does end up getting traded and Detroit doesn't bring back a guard, Ish Smith would likely emerge as Detroit's starting point guard, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Report: Lakers are actively shopping Williams
    The Lakers are reportedly actively shopping Lou Williams, and it seems likely that he will be moved by the trade deadline.

    Advice: At 30 years old, Williams just doesn't make much sense on a rebuilding roster, and with a cap friendly contract, the Lakers should be able to get some nice return if they choose to deal the Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Sending away Sweet Lou would also open up minutes for Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, but Williams would likely lose some value playing outside of Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:53 am
  • Boogie Cousins goes for 40-12-8 in win
    DeMarcus Cousins racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Boogie didn't pick up a technical foul tonight and played like a man possessed, or a ball hog, depending on your perspective. He had six turnovers, but filled up the stat sheet and willed his team to a win. He's one technical foul away from another suspension, but he will be out there rocking and rolling again against the Warriors tonight. He had 32 points, 12 boards and eight dimes in their last meeting on Feb. 4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points w/ four treys
    Lou Williams scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 24 minutes and scored 19 points alone in the fourth quarter to nearly steal this one for the Lakers. Williams also hit 5-of-5 from the line and racked up five assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers. Williams is on a bargain of a contract and he's expected to draw a ton of interest at the deadline, so his value could take a hit if he's moved to a contender. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Jimmy Butler hits 15-of-19 FTs in return
    Jimmy Butler hit 15-of-19 free throws on his way to 19 points in Tuesday's 105-94 win over the Raptors.

    Advice: That was the fifth time in his career that he made it to the line 19 times. Butler only hit 2-of-10 shots from the field, but he was moving well and matched his career-high with 12 assists while adding two boards, four steals and four turnovers. "I thought Jimmy looked good," Coach Fred Hoiberg said. "I'm sure he's going to be sore tomorrow." The Bulls are off until Thursday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a slight chance that he could be rested with the All-Star break beginning the following day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:11 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
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) will play Tuesday vs. TOR
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will play and start Tuesday vs. Toronto, as expected.

    Advice: Butler has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but he'll be without a minutes limit tonight, and with Dwyane Wade (wrist) unavailable he should be operating with a hefty usage rate. Fred Hoiberg will be starting Michael Carter-Williams and Jerian Grant alongside Butler tonight, with Doug McDermott shifting to the bench, but Jimmy Buckets is obviously the most attractive target here in any setting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:20 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) won't play Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) will not play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: The Nuggets are smartly playing it safe and keeping Gallo out through the All-Star break, which will give him another full week to heal. With Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) already ruled out, and Wilson Chandler (illness) questionable, Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will see all the minutes they can handle on Wednesday. Hernangomez, who exploded for 27 points, six 3-pointers and 10 rebounds in 43 minutes on Monday, will be a very popular DFS play on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:07 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler, Mudiay questionable vs. MIN
    Wilson Chandler (illness) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Chandler was withheld from Monday's win over the Warriors due to the illness, but we should have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. The same goes for Mudiay. If Chandler can get back to the court Wednesday night, he could be forced into heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:55 pm
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) probable for Tuesday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is probable to play Tuesday night vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Butler has missed four of the Bulls last five games due to the nagging heel injury. With Butler back in the starting lineup, Michael Carter-Williams will return to his role as a reserve. Dwyane Wade (wrist) and Nikola Mirotic (back) have already been ruled out of Tuesday's contest, which means Butler will be asked to shoulder even more of the offensive load than usual. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 am
  • Anthony Davis scores 24 points in win
    Anthony Davis led the Pelicans in a 110-108 win over the Suns on Monday, scoring 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting in 40 minutes.

    Advice: AD was a perfect 8-of-8 from the line and grabbed 10 rebounds with four blocks, two assists and three turnovers. This was Davis' ninth game of the season with 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 4+ blocks, while the rest of the NBA has 11 such games combined. Davis' outlook should be fine as long as the Pelicans keep their eyes on the No. 8 seed out West. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:37 pm
  • 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
  • P.J. Tucker grabs 16 rebounds in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: He logged 33 minutes and continues to be a workhorse for coach Earl Watson off the bench. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and added one assist, one steal and one triple, but he's cooled off lately and is averaging 6.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning if you need steals, but a trade is a strong possibility and that could crush his value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) scores four points
    Tyson Chandler (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Pelicans, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting.

    Advice: He hit a pair of free throws and logged 28 minutes, adding eight rebounds, two assists and one block. Suns coach Earl Watson said Chandler "could’ve played [on Saturday vs. Houston] if it were a playoff game," so expect Chandler to be active again on Wednesday vs. the Lakers in a great matchup. He's worth owning despite tonight's quiet line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:51 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 37 points in loss
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a day of rest in Monday's 110-108 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 37 points on 11-of-22 shooting with five assists, two rebounds, three steals, three triples and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Bledsoe clearly benefitted from the day off and coach Earl Watson hinted that his health is the most important thing with the Suns struggling out West. "The last couple weeks he’s played amazing, the month of January, too,’’ Watson said. "We got into February and you could tell he kind of hit a physical wall. His health is more important to us right now than anything else." Bledsoe should be fine the rest of the way, but his owners can expect a few DNPs later on in the season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Draymond Green quiet in loss to Nuggets
    Draymond Green played just 24 minutes and hit 1-of-5 shots for five points, two rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's blowout 132-110 loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: GSW may have used all their juice against the Thunder on Saturday and got blown out by the Nuggets tonight. Green has scored six or fewer points in each of his last three games, but he is still racking up some ridiculous peripheral stats. He's averaging 10 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 3.8 steals, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five games. The starters sat out the fourth quarter in this one, as Steve Kerr waved the white flag. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores nine points in loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, two rebounds, nine assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jackson has been struggling, to put it mildly, scoring nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. His shot isn't falling and he's averaging just 9.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 36 percent shooting in his last five games. He's due to break out of his funk soon, but for now, Jackson is a tough guy to start in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 7:49 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 32 points vs. Pacers
    Kawhi Leonard hit 13-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals in Monday's 110-106 win over the Pacers, his former team.

    Advice: The Pacers drafted Leonard and then traded him for, cough, George Hill, so while this was technically a revenge game, we doubt Leonard gets any more fired up to the play the Pacers than he does any other team. He came through in a big way in a back-to-back scenario after scoring 36 points with a monster line in Sunday's loss to the Knicks. As long as Leonard's in the starting lineup for the Spurs, he belongs in your fantasy lineup. He's now scored 30 or more points in four straight games after getting a day of rest a week ago. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:56 pm
  • Glenn Robinson fails to score despite start
    Glenn Robinson moved into the starting lineup on Monday and missed both his shots, failing to score in 22 minutes in a 110-106 loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: C.J. Miles moved to the bench and played some power forward, as the Pacers were without Lavoy Allen (knee) and Thaddeus Young (wrist), but the move appears to have backfired. Robinson was awful, Miles hit just 2-of-7 shots for five points, and the Pacers lost the game. Robinson is not a player worth rostering in almost any league these days. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:36 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) starting Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) is starting on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's returning from a day of rest on Saturday vs. the Rockets, a move that will send Brandon Knight to the bench. Bledsoe's outlook isn't the greatest with the Suns in tank mode, but he's an elite fantasy weapon when his shot is falling. Unfortunately, he's shooting just 39.8 percent from the field in February. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 5:25 pm
  • Tyson Chandler starting, Alex Len to bench
    Tyson Chandler (ankle) will start on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: His ankle only forced him to miss one game, so go grab him if he was dropped in your league. Chandler is averaging 8.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals this season, while Len belongs on the wire in most leagues unless Chandler is moved at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 5:22 pm
  • Chandler, Plumlee and Mudiay out Monday
    Wilson Chandler (illness), Mason Plumlee (trade) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Yikes. In case you missed it, Danilo Gallinari (groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are also out. The Nuggets have nine available players tonight, and apart from the starters, expect to see a lot of Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 4:22 pm
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  • Glenn Robinson starting, Miles to the bench
    Glenn Robinson will start Monday vs. the Spurs, with C.J. Miles coming off the bench.

    Advice: The Pacers are without Thaddeus Young (wrist) and Lavoy Allen (knee) tonight, so they're likely bringing Miles off the bench to act as the backup power forward with little other options available. While earning starts at the two-spot this season, Robinson owns averages of just 5.6 points, 4.9 boards and not much else, so he's not a great target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 3:50 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (heel) participates at practice
    Jimmy Butler (heel) participated during Monday's practice.

    Advice: Butler sat out Sunday's game after aggravating the heel injury on Friday, and while him being able to practice is an encouraging sign, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see Chicago withhold Jimmy Buckets from the next two games in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Michael Carter-Williams would have another opportunity to start. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 11:28 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) misses shootaround
    Wilson Chandler (illness) did not participate in the morning shootaround.

    Advice: He was originally listed as probable, but his status for Monday's game vs. the Warriors is now up in the air. With Danilo Gallinari (groin) already ruled out, that means we could see a heavy dose of both Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 10:09 am
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  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) eyed by TOR & LAC?
    The Raptors and Clippers are "monitoring" Danilo Gallinari (groin) as the trade deadline approaches, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Nuggets reportedly expect Gallo to opt for free agency this summer, bypassing a $16.1 million player option, so they might try to deal him before that happens. They're negotiating from a position of weakness, however, so it's unclear how much they could extract for the oft-injured veteran. To be clear, this is firmly in the 'rumor' stage. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 9:47 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins leads Kings with 28 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Sunday's 105-99 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Cousins briefly headed to the locker room to cool off, as he was hit with his 17th technical foul of the season, one away from a one-game suspension, but that did not stop him from recording his 32nd double-double of the season. The big man flirted with a triple-double for the third time in the last five games and is averaging seven dimes per game during that stretch. The only concern for fantasy owners, are the potential suspensions he can face down the stretch due to the technical fouls. He has also averaged five turnovers per game in the last month. Aside from that, he remains a top 10 fantasy player and is second in the league with a 37.5 percent usage rate. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:43 pm
  • Anthony Davis gets 32 & 10 w/ complete line
    Anthony Davis scored a game-high 32 points on Sunday, making 11-of-24 field goals and 9-of-9 free throws in road loss to the Kings.

    Advice: Davis added 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. The all-around performance negated his six turnovers in most leagues, and he's cruising into the break with top-three roto value (8-cat and 9-cat). The Pelicans are just 3.0 games out of the playoffs, moreover, which reduces the risk that AD will be shut down in the final weeks of the regular season. He's missed only four of the Pelicans' 55 games this season. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:41 pm
  • 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
  • Reggie Jackson struggles in Sunday's loss
    Reggie Jackson hit 1-of-5 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for six points, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Jackson struggled once again and was outperformed by Ish Smith. Jackson has hit a rough patch, averaging 25.8 minutes, 8.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game in his last six heading into this contest. He has also played fewer than 30 minutes in eight consecutive games. Although his recent performances can be frustrating to fantasy owners, he remains a hold. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 5:47 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 16 pts w/ four blks
    Kristaps Porzingis finished a win vs. the Spurs on Sunday with 16 points (4-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one steal in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis moved back to power forward tonight, although coach Jeff Hornacek said he might still experiment with KP at center in certain situations. Porzingis didn't look at all hesitant tonight and coach Jeff Hornacek praised his aggression, which is a great sign after his Achilles injury. As a footnote, this was the first time two Latvian players have played in the same NBA game, with Porzingis being joined by Spurs forward Davis Bertans. "It’s a big deal," Bertans said before the game. "In Latvia, there’s going to be people staying up all night to watch." Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:06 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 25 pts on 9-of-21 FGs
    Carmelo Anthony made 9-of-21 shots with three 3-pointers to finish Sunday's surprise win vs. the Spurs with 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Melo scored 15 points in the third quarter, propelling the Knicks to a 69-68 lead before the final quarter, and they used some unusually pesky defense to seal the victory. Knee and shoulder injuries haven't been a big issue, as Melo has missed one game all season, and he continues to play well despite the whirlwind of off-court distractions that surround him in New York. So far, so good for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:01 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores game-high 36 points
    Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 36 points in a loss on Sunday, making 13-of-27 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs with nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Leonard has now scored at least 30 points in 18 games this season, and he's done it in three straight. His efforts weren't enough for a win tonight, but he has propelled the Spurs to a 41-13 record, which is second-best in the NBA. He's quietly been a top-five roto option this year, in line with preseason expectations. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 3:48 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
  • Knicks 'may change' starting lineup Sunday
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said that he "may change" his starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Knicks have lost four straight games and it's probable that Kristaps Porzingis will slide back to power forward, with either Kyle O'Quinn or Willy Hernangomez starting at center. The game tips off at 3:30 ET, so we won't have to wait long for confirmation. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 11:25 am
  • Jimmy Butler, Mirotic, Zipser all out Sunday
    Jimmy Butler (heel) will not play vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic (back) and Paul Zipser (food poisoning) have also been ruled out for Sunday. Butler played on Friday but he was limping late in the game and clearly wasn't 100 percent, so the rest day isn't a total surprise. His next chance to play comes at home vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, and owners should consider him questionable for that game. Michael Carter-Williams stands to gain the most in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 11:05 am
  • Wilson Chandler is probable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Chandler looked fine on Saturday vs. the Cavs when he played through his illness, scoring 13 points in 34 minutes. With another day of rest under his belt, he will be ready for another significant workload on Monday. He's worth deploying in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:59 am
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  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) out Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin) will not play vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He's not expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Kings as well because the Nuggets are expected to hold him out until the All-Star break. Wilson Chandler and Will Barton are the biggest winners in Gallinari's absence, while rookie Juancho Hernangomez gets a boost as well. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:54 am
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  • 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
  • Piece of (Cup)Cake: KD scores 34 in 130-114 W
    Kevin Durant emerged victorious in his first game as a visitor at Oklahoma City during a 130-114 win on Saturday, scoring 34 points with nine rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The boo birds were out in full force and the OKC fans were chanting "cupcake" all game long. Durant and Russell Westbrook were also getting into it with some chatter, but Durant said after the game that it was a fun game. KD has torched his former team in the three outings this season, averaging 37.7 points, 9.3 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.3 blocks and 5.0 treys in those three wins. He also said he's expecting to hear some boos in the next game on Mar. 20. KD is fantasy's No. 1 player this year. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:01 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 13 points
    Wilson Chandler scored 13 point with six rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Maybe the illness explains the subpar game from Chandler. Plus, Chandler has asked for a consistent role and now he's played much more small forward than power forward. There could be something to that, but obviously Danilo Gallinari (groin) not playing is a factor. Whatever the case, Chandler should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:19 pm
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  • Jimmy Butler (heel) questionable vs. Wolves
    Jimmy Butler (heel) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: He was not sure about his status following Friday's game and even said "that's a good question" when he was asked about it. Butler was clearly limited on Friday and was limping in the fourth quarter. Butler has no problems playing hurt, but this could linger for a while without proper rest. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:04 pm
  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Chandler injured his ankle in the second quarter of Friday night's game and was unable to return. He will not travel with the team in order to stay back in Phoenix and get treatment. Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's contest but will available to play on Saturday. He will likely split minutes with Alan Williams, who played well on Friday. Williams tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes. Marquese Chriss could also see a few extra minutes at center. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 10:30 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday
    Eric Bledsoe (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Resting Bledsoe makes sense, as earlier in the week, coach Earl Watson mentioned how he thought Bledsoe might have hit a "physical wall." After a red-hot January, Bledsoe has cooled off of late. Over his last four games, Bledsoe was averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 turnovers, while shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from 3-point territory. Devin Booker will be asked to carry even more of the offensive load than usual on Saturday. Brandon Knight and Leandro Barbosa will see extended minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 10:28 am
  • Gallinari, Faried, Mudiay all out Saturday
    Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) have all been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: This will be the sixth straight game Gallo has missed and the Denver Post ran a story on Saturday morning speculating that the Nuggets may choose to sit him out through the All-Star break. Wilson Chandler has started five straight games for Denver and is averaging 18.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.0 minutes over those five contests. He should see plenty of playing time again on Saturday is an intriguing DFS play. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:03 am
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  • Hornacek unhappy with Porzingis' defense
    Coach Jeff Hornacek let it be known he was unhappy with Kristaps Porzingis' defense on Friday night.

    Advice: Porzingis got annihilated by Nikola Jokic, who scored 40 points and looked like he barely broke a sweat. "He should be quicker than [Jokic]," Hornacek said of KP’s defensive troubles. "He might get overpowered at some point, but a lot of shots, he just lined ’em up. If our guys think that’s a challenged shot, we need to redefine what that is." Porzingis' offensive output has also dipped over the last six weeks. In his last 13 games, KP is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 43.4 percent from the floor and 25.9 percent from 3-point territory. KP is still returning fourth-round value on the season. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 8:08 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
  • Gallinari (groin) may sit through AS Break
    Danilo Gallinari (strained left groin) may not play until after the after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Gallo has missed five straight games after since suffering the injury back on Feb. 1. Denver has three games left before the break (Saturday at Cleveland, Monday vs. Golden State, Wednesday vs. Minnesota). Coach Mike Malone did say that Gallinari was able to practice on Friday but also added that if Denver had to keep him out until after the break to get him fully healthy, then they would do just that. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:59 am
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  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) doubtful for Saturday
    Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets

    Advice: Chandler sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of Friday's night's win over the Bulls and did not return to the game. In fact, speaking with reporters after the game, coach Earl Watson didn't sound optimistic that Chandler would even travel to Houston. Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's contest but will be back on Saturday. Also, Alan Williams played very well off the Phoenix bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:32 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points vs. Bulls
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: We've heard coach Earl Watson talk about Bledsoe hitting the "physical wall" in the last week, but Bledsoe himself admitted after the game that he's dealing with some fatigue. He added that the All-Star break should cure this issue, so there's little reason to worry about his workload beyond next week. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 11:03 pm
  • Jimmy Butler still dealing with some pain
    Jimmy Butler (heel) returned after missing a week during a 115-97 loss to the Suns on Friday, adding 20 points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He said he was dealing with pain even before this game, and it was very clear he was dealing with it during this loss. Butler was limping in the fourth quarter and it looked like it was directly related to his heel. In post-game interviews, he also hinted there's a chance he won't play Sunday. "That's a good question. That's a really good question," Butler said when asked about playing against the Wolves. He plays through pain all the time, but it makes sense to sit him down to get him right. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:51 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 22 in return
    DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension on Friday vs. the Hawks and scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: He hit a tough layup late and helped the Kings rally back from a 22-point deficit. He hit 8-of-13 free throws and 2-of-8 triples, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in 32 minutes. His fantasy owners will be relieved to know that he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight, as he will receive a one-game suspension for every two additional technicals moving forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:41 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 42 points in win vs. MIN
    Anthony Davis scored 42 points during a 122-106 win in Minnesota on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He bounced back nicely from a 12-point dud against Rudy Gobert on Wednesday. Davis picked up his 750th block of his career to become the fourth-youngest player to hit that mark. He also had his sixth 40-point scoring game and hit double digits in the first quarter for the 23rd time this season. After a showdown with fellow Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns today, he'll get another one against DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:34 pm
  • 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
  • Draymond Green triple-doubles w/ four points
    Draymond Green turned in one of the most unique triple-doubles in NBA history during a 122-107 win at Memphis on Friday, scoring four points with 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals, five blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: Not only was he the first player ever to post a triple-double without scoring 10 points, Green couldn't even get to the 5x5 due to the lack of scoring. He was able to set a franchise record for steals in a game and was just one off the NBA record, as well. The Warriors are also 18-0 when Green drops a triple-double, and Green's massive steal game bumped him from 1.9 per game to 2.1 in his 50th game of the season. He's one of a kind. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 9:42 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 24 against Memphis
    Kevin Durant made just 5-of-14 from the field for 24 points with five rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He'll be headed to OKC coming off one of his worst stretches of the season. In his last five games, Durant averaged just 20.0 points, 8.0 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.3 percent from the field -- that's pretty good for a normal star NBA player. Las Vegas is taking bets on how Durant and Russell Westbrook will interact, but you can bet all of the NBA will be watching on Saturday night. KD is expected to get plenty of boos. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 9:23 pm
  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not return
    Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, and while the Suns ruled him out pretty quickly, we can't really speculate on the severity at this point. As previously mentioned, the Suns are going to be cautious whenever they can since they aren't playing for a playoff spot. Alex Len is suspended for this game, but he's worth a speculative add if you need a big. For tonight, P.J. Tucker started the second half and Marquese Chriss shifted to center, so we could see Alan Williams get some minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 8:55 pm
  • Lou Williams (ankle) scores 21 in 19 minutes
    Lou Williams (ankle) scored 21 points in just 19 minutes on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He was listed as probable on the injury report with a mild ankle sprain, but it obviously didn't impact him tonight. Williams added two assists, one rebound, one steal and three triples, shooting 5-of-9 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He is the only player in the NBA putting up more than 15 points per game in less than 25 minutes, one of the many reasons why his name has been tossed around the rumor mill with the Lakers going nowhere this season. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 8:25 pm
  • Nick Young scores 26 points w/ five triples
    Nick Young scored 26 points and hit five 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: The Lakers scored a season-high 76 points in the first half and Young simply couldn't miss tonight, hitting 8-of-11 shots from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with two rebounds, four assists and two steals in just 29 minutes. He has reached four assists only 25 times in his career, but he racked up all four of his dimes in the first quarter alone. He should be a popular name at the trade deadline since he has a $5.6 million player option for the 2017-18 season that he will likely decline, but it's hard to imagine a better situation than the one he's in right now. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 8:16 pm
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  • Kawhi Leonard scores 32 points vs. Pistons
    Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in a 103-92 win over the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: This isn't even news. Leonard is coming off a 32-point Wednesday and he scored 28.6 points per game in January. Leonard has quietly moved into the top 10 for scoring this season with his sharp upward trend, and he also has career highs in dimes and treys. He's fantasy's No. 4 player in standard leagues this season. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 8:00 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 33 points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 33 points with six rebounds, four assists, two steals and six turnovers during a 131-123 loss to the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: While Melo was red hot late with 19 points in the fourth quarter, the Knicks were just a no show on the other end. Coach Jeff Hornacek said his team should be embarrassed and that his starting lineup is terrible at defense. In other words, don't expect to see Anthony start at power forward again on Sunday. He's still playing well and the trade rumors won't be going away. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 7:01 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis gets the start at C
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was the first start at center in his career and it was a night to forget on the defensive end. This lineup probably won't stick for the Knicks after giving up 131 today. Coach Jeff Hornacek liked the idea in December, but he hasn't used Porzingis nearly as much at the five up until today -- he also played more four today, as well. The Unicorn just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 6:46 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 15 in 4th, 34 on night
    Isaiah Thomas was at it again on Thursday, scoring 34 points with two 3-pointers and four assists in a tough 120-111 win in Portland.

    Advice: The legit MVP candidate scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and led the Celtics back from a 17-point deficit for a relatively easy win in the end. He's now scored at least 20 points in 37 straight games, leads the league in fourth-quarter scoring, and is the second-leading scorer in the league, sitting sandwiched between leader Russell Westbrook and James Harden. And given that those two are getting most of the MVP love right now, and the fact that the Celtics are now just 2.5 games behind the leading Cavaliers in the East, he's going to get a lot more MVP-candidate love, starting right now. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 10:41 pm
  • Lou Williams (ankle) probable vs. Bucks
    Lou Williams (ankle) is listed as probable to play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: It is being called a mild ankle sprain and Williams didn't seem to be limited in his 21 minutes on Wednesday. For now, we'll assume Williams is a go in the last game of the road trip and expect him to play minutes in the mid 20s. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 12:44 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (groin) out for Friday
    Danilo Gallinari (groin) is out for Friday against the Knicks, as expected.

    Advice: He is expected to miss the next week and won't get his revenge game. Gallinari was with the team for their road game in Atlanta, but there is no word of him getting cleared for any ramped up activity. With him out, Will Barton figures to soak up most of the minutes at the three while Juancho Hernangomez backs him up. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 12:07 pm
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  • Kevin Durant scores 22 points in full line
    Kevin Durant scored 22 points during a 123-92 win over the Bulls on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, seven assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 from the field to snap out of his mini three-game slump. Durant's 37.8 percent from the field to start his February is almost 20 percent worse than his 56.5 percent from January. One other interesting aspect is KD handing out seven dimes per game over his last six. In his previous five, all seven of his assists to Stephen Curry have led to two-pointers -- Curry is actually 0-of-7 from deep off KD passes in that stretch. Random passing stats aside, KD is cruising as fantasy's top player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 11:54 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) could return Saturday?
    Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) is hopeful that he can return for Saturday's home game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Shumpert’s ankle swelled up so much during Monday’s game that he needed a walking boot and crutches to leave the arena. He was on the court shooting on Wednesday morning, even though he was supposed to be resting, and his optimism for Saturday's game suggests that it's not overly serious. He's already been ruled out for Thursday's game, which should result in at least one more start for DeAndre Liggins. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 11:42 pm
  • Celtics' win streak ends at six games vs. SAC
    The Celtics' seven-game winning streak was snapped in Sacramento on Wednesday, despite Isaiah Thomas' team-high 26 points (6-of-16 FGs, 10-of-10 FTs) with seven assists and four rebounds.

    Advice: Thomas made four 3-pointers but he was one of the only Celtics to have it going tonight -- the other players in double-digits were Amir Johnson (14 points), Al Horford (10 points) and Marcus Smart (10 points). Thomas has been on a mission all season, ranking second in points per game (29.7) behind Russell Westbrook, and he's surged into top-10 fantasy value for his lucky owners. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 11:05 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis w/ 10-of-19 FGs for 27 pts
    Kristaps Porzingis sank 10-of-19 shots with four 3-pointers to finish Wednesday's home loss with 27 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: KP could have had an even bigger line, but he was mired in foul trouble vs. Blake Griffin tonight. Even so, the 27 points are his highest since mid-December, and it's a great sign that he's moved past his persistent Achilles injury. The Knicks have fallen 3.5 games out of the playoff race, but as long as he's healthy that shouldn't lead to shut-down talk for the 21-year-old Porzingis. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 10:53 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 28 in loss to Clippers
    Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 28 points on Wednesday, making 10-of-20 FGs with three 3-pointers, nine rebounds, two blocks and one steal in a tough loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: The Clippers' visit to MSG brought the usual deluge of trade-based questions, but Doc Rivers said there's "nothing going on" in terms of a Melo deal. "We don’t have Carmelo. I swear to God we don’t. He plays for the Knicks. So that’s your story, and that’s the way we leave it." Melo is used to off-court drama and it's not affecting his play, so owners should just be happy that he's staying healthy. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 10:50 pm
  • P.J. Tucker picks up 10 boards, two steals
    P.J. Tucker racked up 10 rebounds with six points and two steals in a losing effort on Wednesday, playing 30 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: As Tucker's fantasy owners are well aware, steals are the bedrock of his value. The veteran ranks 20th in the league with a career-high 1.5 steals per game (1.5), and he's 18th for steals percentage. Earl Watson loves to play him for his defense and leadership, serving as an example to the team's young players, and fantasy owners should continue to start him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 9:53 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe goes 3-of-15 in loss at Memphis
    Eric Bledsoe finished Wednesday's game just 3-of-15 from the field, but he made 9-of-9 free throws to finish a loss in Memphis with 16 points.

    Advice: Phoenix is 1-8 in their past eight games, and their 16-37 record is dead last in the Western Conference. Suns coach Earl Watson has said that Bledsoe might be getting tired due to his heavy workload, and over the past four games he's shooting just 27.7 percent from the field. Watson has played him just 24.5 minutes over his past two outings, but the looming All-Star break should give EB plenty of time to rest and recover. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 9:52 pm
  • Anthony Davis gets shut down vs. Jazz
    Anthony Davis made just 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a season-high six blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Don't spit in the wind, don't tug on Superman's cape and don't play centers against the Jazz in DFS. Davis' four makes were all dunks and that was it. He was coming in fairly hot and he's also been healthy, so his owners can just throw this one out. He gets a much better matchup against the Wolves on Friday. Davis did tie Rudy Gobert for the lead in blocks per game with 2.5 per outing. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 9:28 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores four
    Reggie Jackson scored four points with two rebounds, eight assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Not the best game. He was hobbling for a moment in this game, but he stayed in the game. Coach Stan Van Gundy also loved what RJ brought on the defensive end. "He worked extremely hard defensively on D'Angelo Russell," SVG said. "I thought maybe it was his best defensive game." Jackson continues to disappoint for his fantasy owners and really only has mid-round upside. That's still not a lock either. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 9:01 pm
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