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  • MRI negative on Kent Bazemore's knee
    An MRI on Wednesday showed no structural damage on Kent Bazemore's right knee.

    Advice: He is going to miss at least the next two games and the Hawks said they will update his status "as appropriate." While he's out, the Hawks will count more on Tim Hardaway Jr. and Thabo Sefolosha. Bazemore did have some right knee stiffness back in April, but it was minor and he didn't miss game action. His fantasy owners should stash him despite a disappointing season. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
  • Nick Young (calf) targeting Monday night
    Nick Young (calf) is targeting a return on Monday night, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

    Advice: It's worth mentioning this report adds the Lakers downplayed that target date. Young surprisingly traveled with the team to Houston for tonight, and has been going through some pool exercise and light shooting. It's possible Young is back for Monday, but it seems slightly doubtful. There will be more minutes for Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • MIA may wait for Rudy Gay to hit free agency
    The Heat may wait to pursue Rudy Gay as an unrestricted free agent this summer rather than unloading assets to nab him this season.

    Advice: Miami is currently in the bottom three of the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-14, so they may pursue a tanking avenue this season rather than try and bring in talent to start winning games. Gay has been linked to the Heat franchise for some time now, and he reportedly "loves Miami," but pursuing him as a free agent next offseason might make more sense than trading for him now. That doesn't mean that Gay doesn't get traded this season, though. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:46 am
  • Report: Bosh will attempt comeback next year
    Chris Bosh (blood clots) is reportedly more likely to attempt an NBA comeback next season, rather than this year.

    Advice: The Heat want to ensure that Bosh's salary is completely removed from the books, so it's in Miami's best interest to delay waiving Bosh until February 9 to guarantee that he won't be able to play 25 games this year. In other words, Bosh won't be playing in any meaningful capacity this season, so he can be left on waiver wires everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:31 am
  • Nick Young (calf) limited to light shooting
    Nick Young (calf) is still being limited to light shooting.

    Advice: Young is unable to make hard cuts or get around screens, which is to be expected given that he just hit the beginning of Week-2 of his initial 2-4 week timetable. He's out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, meaning Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Los Angeles. He does hope to return to a full practice on Saturday, so we'll be watching for that. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:14 am
  • Marvin Williams expected to start
    Marvin Williams (knee) is expected to start against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through a 2-on-2 on Tuesday and everything went well, according to Williams after the session. "I feel like it went really well," Williams said. "If I wake up and feel good, I do expect to play." After missing the last six games due to a bone bruise, he should be back. Even though he's been bad this year, he's worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:44 am
  • Nikola Jokic will be a game-time call
    Nikola Jokic (wrist) is expected to be a game-time decision to face the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news for fantasy owners is that this game is in Brooklyn, so we should get word of his status before the games start tonight. The Nuggets have really leaned on Darrell Arthur to play some small-ball five while Jusuf Nurkic finally had a good game against Joel "The Process" Embiid on Monday. If Jokic is back, all the power forwards except for Wilson Chandler would take a hit. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:36 am
  • Will Barton no longer bothered by ankle issue
    Michael Malone said that Will Barton "is getting back to his old self" after dealing with an ankle injury that sidelined him for 11 games.

    Advice: "Will is getting back to his old self," Malone said. "Feeling comfortable, feeling confident and then being aggressive. Hopefully he’s over any concerns he’s had with the ankle injury and can just go out there and play." Since returning from the injury, Barton has scored a team-leading 19.7 points over the last three to go with 6.7 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.0 block and 1.7 triples a night. He needs to be owned in all leagues while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
  • Frank Kaminsky likely to return to the bench
    Frank Kaminsky will likely return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Marvin Williams (knee) is expected to return to the court tonight, and he'll resume his spot in the starting five sending Kaminsky back to the bench. Kaminsky basically only had one solid game as a starter, and his value will take a pretty massive hit with the demotion to the second unit. Feel free to move on if you picked him up for his shot-term value sans Williams. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:42 am
  • Nikola Jokic (wrist) questionable Wednesday
    Nikola Jokic (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Head coach Michael Malone said that the Nuggets will be taking a cautious approach in bringing back Jokic, so if there's any doubt about the health of his wrist, he'll likely be spending Wednesday's game on the sidelines. He's likely headed for a game-time call, but if he is able to return to the court tonight, Kenneth Faried's minutes will likely take a hit. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:30 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start next two games
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting unit for Atlanta's next two games with Kent Bazemore (knee) on the shelf.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. tends to be inconsistent, although he has managed to produce late-round value over his past four outings with averages of 14.8 points, 2.3 dimes, 1.0 steal and 1.5 triples per contest on 48.0 percent shooting. The move into the starting five will only help him, but with relatively low upside, he's basically only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
  • Kent Bazmore (knee) out for next two games
    Kent Bazemore (right knee soreness) has been ruled out for Atlanta's next two games, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will be drawing the start in his place.

    Advice: This puts Bazemore on the sidelines for both Wednesday's game against the Heat, as well as Friday's game against the Bucks, but he should be able to return to the court for next Tuesday's game against the Magic. Bazemore has been struggling mightily over the past few weeks, so hopefully the time off to rest his knee will help him get things back on track. Hardaway Jr. is really inconsistent; so he's not really worth a standard league add. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Kyle Korver 'fine' with reserve role in ATL
    Kyle Korver said he's "fine" with coming off the bench in Atlanta.

    Advice: "Fine," Korver said of the decision Tuesday to bring him off the bench moving forward. "We are in a tough stretch and we have to try anything to try to get this going again. I’ll do my best whatever the role is." Mike Budenholzer has made it clear that Korver's bench role will not change any time soon, and while he did have a solid outing on Tuesday with 15 points and two triples in 32 minutes, he's been woefully inconsistent this season. It'll be interested to see if he can keep it up Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:45 am
  • Paul Millsap (hip) will play through the pain
    Paul Millsap (hip) said he will fight through the pain, and he fully intends to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: "It’s sore," Millsap said after practice Tuesday. "It’s something that probably will have to be dealt with. By that I mean just playing through and see what happens. Hopefully, getting better." Millsap is being listed as probable for tonight's game, and after returning from his three-game stint on the sidelines Monday night and going through Tuesday's practice, there's no reason to believe he'll miss Wednesday's game. Get him active. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Marvin Williams (knee) on track to play Weds
    Marvin Williams (knee) said that he feels "totally ready to do" what he does, and barring a setback, he will play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: "I don’t know about my normal 25 to 30 minutes, but I feel totally ready to do what I do," Williams said. "I can run and jump. My lungs might actually be the hardest thing to get back." He'll probably be closer to the 25-minute mark as his conditioning likely isn't where it needs to be after spending 10 days on the sidelines, so he's not necessarily a must-start option with 10 games being played tonight. He's also been in a bad shooting slump this season, limiting his standard league appeal. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:25 am
  • Matt Barnes (personal) probable for Wednesday
    There is reportedly no active warrant out there for the arrest of Matt Barnes, so he's probable to play Wednesday in Dallas.

    Advice: "There’s no warrant for him. Unless they indict him or issue a warrant for him there’s nothing anybody can do," the source said. Barnes was wanted for questioning stemming from an altercation that occurred early Monday morning at a New York nightclub, but authorities were unable to locate Barnes before he hopped on a plane to Dallas. He's innocent until proven guilty, and it doesn't seem like anyone is pursuing charges against him at the moment. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:15 am
  • P.J. Tucker fails to score in 21 minutes
    P.J. Tucker finished with one steal and two turnovers in 21 minutes against the Jazz on Tuesday.

    Advice: We're not kidding. Tucker didn't attempt a shot and failed to add any assists, rebounds or blocks. The Suns were giving him a ton of minutes prior to Tuesday and there's no word of any injury. Tucker had a nice two-game run last week with 17 points against the Hawks on Nov. 30 and 21 points against the Nuggets on Nov. 27, but feel free to move on unless he gets hot again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Boris Diaw scores 13 points in win
    Boris Diaw scored a season-high 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one triple and two turnovers in 33 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Diaw's minutes have gone up in five straight games, so he's suddenly on the radar again in very deep leagues. This was his second game in a row with double-digit points, and Trey Lyles didn't help himself with a scoreless dud. His value will be shattered once Derrick Favors (knee) returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Kyle Anderson breaks loose on Tuesday
    Kyle Anderson played 22 minutes off the bench and had 11 points, a 3-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and a block on 2-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's 105-91 win over the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Anderson had scored a total of six points in his previous four games, so don't get too excited. But with Danny Green scoring just five points last night, and averaging just 7.5 points in his 13 games this season, Anderson is worth keeping an eye on in case Gregg Popovich grows tired of Green's struggles. But for now, Anderson belongs on waivers, along with Green. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) probable for Wednesday
    Paul Millsap (hip) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Millsap returned from a three-game absence on Monday and put up 24 points, five boards, four assists, three steals and a triple in 39 minutes, so there's no reason to believe he'll miss Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • Marvin Williams (knee) probable for Wednesday
    Marvin Williams (knee) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Wednesday has been the target date all along, so things are trending in a positive direction here, although we likely won't get official confirmation on his status until we're closer to game-time. With Williams back in action, Frank Kaminsky will return to the bench and Spencer Hawes could fall out of the rotation entirely. Williams has been awful this year, connecting on just 33.6 percent of his shots, so he's a more attractive pickup in points leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:38 pm
  • Nick Young shooting post-practice jumpers
    Nick Young (right calf) was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Young is nearing the conclusion of Week-1 of his initial 2-4 week timetable, so while this is a minor step in the right direction, he's still not close to making a return. He's not really worth hanging onto if you don't have an IR-spot, and it'll be Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram picking up some extra minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Kent Bazemore sits out Tuesday's practice
    Kent Bazemore did not practice on Tuesday, but head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Bazemore is not dealing with an injury.

    Advice: It sounds like it's just a rest day, but Bazemore has been struggling mightily over the past two weeks with forgettable averages of 8.7 points, 1.1 triples, 1.4 steals and 1.9 turnovers per contest while hitting just 28.3 percent of his shot attempts. He should eventually turn things around, but owners may want to bench him until that happens. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Kyle Korver scores 15 off Hawks bench
    Kyle Korver took his demotion to the bench in stride, hitting 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: This was his second highest scoring game of the season and he looked much better than he has since very early in the year. Maybe the bench will treat him better, but if he wasn't getting it done while starting, it's going to be very hard to trust him coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Bazemore bottoms out for struggling Hawks
    Kent Bazemore played just 18 minutes and missed all seven of his shots, finishing with zero points, four rebounds and three assists in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Bazemore just can't get it going consistently for the Hawks and it's hurting his team. After scoring 22 on Wednesday, he's scored 7, 8 and 0 points in each of his last three. He'll get hot again soon enough, but he's been highly frustrating to own this season. And the Hawks, losers of 10 of their last 11 games, are feeling the pain as much as anyone. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Millsap plays well, but Hawks lose again
    Paul Millsap returned from his hip injury on Monday and played well, racking up 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 8-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: Finally. Millsap wasn't playing well before his injury and owners in weekly leagues had a tough decision to make with him. He came through tonight and looked like vintage Millsap, so hopefully he's over his injury and his knee is also feeling better. As for the Hawks, they are reeling, losers of seven straight games and 10 of their last 11. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Will Barton stays hot, scores 22 in win
    Will Barton filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight boards, three assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 36 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: He hit 9-of-17 shots and is rolling right now, scoring 22, 20 and 17 points in each of his last three games. Make sure he's not available in your league now that he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:14 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) to start, Muscala to bench
    Paul Millsap (hip) will start vs. the Thunder on Monday, moving Mike Muscala to the bench.

    Advice: He made it through warmups just fine and is returning after a three-game absence. We haven't heard about any restrictions for Millsap, so season-long owners should make sure he's active. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Kyle Korver will come off the bench Monday
    Kyle Korver will come off the bench Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Thabo Sefolosha is replacing the struggling Korver in the starting five, and head coach Mike Budenholzer indicated that this move is not a matchup based decision, but something he'll be rolling with moving forward. Korver hasn't even been worth owning over the past seven games, chipping in forgettable averages of 6.6 points and 1.3 triples on 38.1 percent shooting, and the demotion to the bench isn't going to do him any favors. He's a cut-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Matt Barnes traveling with team to Dallas
    Matt Barnes (personal) flew with the Kings to Dallas on Monday.

    Advice: Barnes is reportedly being investigated by the NYPD for an incident that occurred early Monday morning, but he's innocent until proven guilty, so he'll likely be playing until this situation is resolved. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:31 am
  • Paul Millsap (hip) a game-time call Monday
    Paul Millsap (hip) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Millsap has missed the last three games for the Hawks, but he's truly day-to-day and the Hawks didn't even feel the need to give him an MRI which is a very good sign. If Millsap is ultimately ruled out Monday, Mike Muscala could possibly make his second straight start at PF, but he won't be a great option outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 am
  • Matt Barnes wanted by NYPD for questioning
    Matt Barnes is wanted by the NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning.

    Advice: After he allegedly choked the woman, Barnes reportedly punched two other people who tried to intervene. Barnes left the scene before the cops showed up, but the NBA and Kings will likely investigate this along with the NYPD -- the Kings were in town after Sunday's meeting with the Knicks. It's worth noting that DeMarcus Cousins was shown in the video after the incident, but it's not clear if he was involved in any way. If the allegations are true, Barnes is going to be in hot water. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:39 am
  • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-11 in 17 minutes
    Matt Barnes flopped in 17 bench minutes on Sunday, going 1-of-11 from the field with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Barnes tends to run hot and cold, and that's never been as true as the past few games -- he was coming off a huge performance with 12 points, 16 boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. His fantasy value continues to be spoiled by fluctuating minutes, low usage, poor percentages, and sparse defensive stats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:26 pm
  • Malone says DEN is being cautious w/ Jokic
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone said the team is being cautious with Nikola Jokic (wrist).

    Advice: "Talking to Nikola, he wants to play right when he can catch the ball," Malone said. "I think we’ll probably be a little more cautious than that on this road trip, maybe get it looked at again just to kind of see where it’s at once the swelling goes down." He's been ruled out for the next three games, meaning the earliest we could see him back on the court is Saturday against Orlando. Jokic looked great right before the injury and should obviously be stashed everywhere. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:15 am
  • P.J. Tucker quietly hot for Suns
    P.J. Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting against Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He came into this one hot and at least stayed relevant with the line and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. It's possible you're holding a player doing less than that, so at least give Tucker a look as long as he's starting for the Suns. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:29 pm
  • Will Barton scores 20 in 34 minutes
    Will Barton played through is sore ankle again on Saturday and hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had 17 points, seven boards and five assists on Friday and the fact he made it though back-to-back games should mean the ankle injury is behind him. And with Gary Harris (foot) still out and Jamal Murray as cold as ice, Barton should keep rolling until further notice. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Tim Hardaway scores 15 off Hawks bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in Tuesday's embarrassing 128-84 loss at Toronto on Saturday.

    Advice: Hardaway has quietly scored in double figures in four straight games and with Kyle Korver struggling as badly as any time in his career, Hardaway is a candidate to replace the struggling shooting guard in the starting lineup. The reeling Hawks have lost nine of their last 10 games and have been blown out by a combined 80 points in their last two games. Something's got to give for coach Bud in the ATL, and bringing Korver off the bench and starting THJ might be the easiest move for him to make. If THJ becomes the starter at some point, he might be worth stashing. But if you've been holding Korver in a deep league and need to make a move for a warm body, picking up THJ might be worth a flier until we see what happens here. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:15 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores six points, zero 3s
    Kyle Korver hit just 3-of-7 shots and went 0-for-3 from downtown for six points, one assist and two steals in Saturday's humiliating 128-84 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: While the Hawks, losers of nine of their last 10 games, have many problems right now, their biggest may be the fact that their starting shooting guard and 3-point specialist is averaging 0.5 3-pointers and 4.8 points over his last four games, and has hit just 10-of-33 shots over his last five. Korver hasn't really looked right since the first half of the 2014-15 season, and even though he predicted one of the best years of his career this time around, he's having one of his worst seasons in a long time. He's not even worth owning right now, unless you're desperate for threes and think he can get this thing turned around. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • Kent Bazemore hits 3-of-12 shots
    Kent Bazemore hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points, two rebounds and two assists in Saturday's brutal 128-84 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: You know the deal with Baze this season. You either get the good version or the bad version from night to night, as he's been wildly inconsistent. And unfortunately, the Hawks got Bad Baze tonight. Speaking of the Hawks, they are in a free fall, losing eight of their last nine games and following up their three-game losing streak with a six-game losing streak. The Hawks looked like one of the Top 3 teams in East after an 11-2 start, but now look like one of the early-season's most overrated teams. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky bounces back, scores 21
    Frank Kaminsky bounced back in a big way against the Wolves on Saturday, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: After scoring a combined three points in his previous two and making just 1-of-15, he was on the other end of the spectrum. Kaminsky scored his first eight points in the first three minutes and kept it going for his 31 minutes. Marvin Williams (knee) is going to miss at least one more and likely more time beyond that, so hopefully Frank can keep it going. He's worth a look. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:59 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will start opposite Kevin Durant
    P.J. Tucker will start at small forward against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll start opposite Kevin Durant. Good luck, Mr. Tucker. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • Will Barton will play on Saturday
    Will Barton (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Nuggets put him on the report as probable, but he was never in doubt. Barton should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:54 pm
  • Nikola Jokic is out at least 3 more games
    Nikola Jokic (wrist) is expected to be out at least the next three games.

    Advice: Ouch. Just as Jokic turned the corner, he's now going to miss at least four games with his sore wrist. The new timetable means the soonest he can return would be Thursday against the Wizards. With Jokic out, the Nuggets will really need Jusuf Nurkic to play better while Darrell Arthur, Kenneth Faried and Juan Hernangomez could get more playing time. Jokic's owners have to hold him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:47 pm
  • Nick Young out of the walking boot
    Nick Young (calf) is out of his walking boot.

    Advice: There's no word of his progressions on his strained calf, so he is still expected to miss the next 1.5-3.5 weeks. With Young out, it's been Brandon Ingram moving over the the two while the other guards have seen a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Dennis, Kyle, Baze, Muscala & Dwight starting
    Dennis Schroder, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala and Dwight Howard will start against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer benched his starters to start the second half on Friday due to their woeful -51.3 net rating in the loss. Muscala is the only change for Thabo Sefolosha, which makes sense against the Raptors. Korver is only a borderline hold in fantasy and certainly could use a good game tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • Marvin Williams out until at least Wednesday
    Marvin Williams (knee) will be out until at least Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: That means he's out Monday against the Mavs. Williams could still miss additional time beyond Wednesday due to the bone bruise in his knee. The Hornets would sure like to see Frank Kaminsky get out of his brutal slump, but he's still worth a look in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:05 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, and Darrell Arthur are listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Barton had missed 12 of the Nuggets previous 15 games, but looked great in his return to the Denver lineup on Friday night. He finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. Better yet, he seems to have avoided aggravating his ankle injury. Barton should be locked and loaded in fantasy lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:58 am
  • Nikola Jokic (wrist) ruled out for Saturday
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist sprain) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Jokic initially suffered what was believed to be a minor wrist injury on Wedneday. However, it has now cost him two straight games, which stings because Jokic was finally starting to snap out of his season-long slump. Starters Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic should see more time on Saturday. Darrell Arthur could also see a few extra minutes off the bench, as the Nuggets are playing on the second night of a back-to-back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 am
  • Will Barton scores 17 points in 33 minutes
    Will Barton hit the ground running in his return to the starting lineup on Friday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Well, he looks like himself again. Barton had been battling his ankle sprain since Halloween and only played in three games since then -- he also was awful in those three with a 21.4 field goal percentage. Simply put, Barton has to be picked up everywhere after this one. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 11 points off bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He missed all six of his triples, but he started the second half and he's certainly a candidate to start over the struggling Kyle Korver on Saturday vs. the Raptors -- coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he will "look at everything." THJ is just a speculative pickup in deeper formats for now and it's worth noting that he was coming off a 21-point effort against the Suns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Kent Bazemore held to seven points in loss
    Kent Bazemore was benched at halftime during Friday's blowout loss to the Pistons, finishing with seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks benched their entire starting unit at halftime and coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he's considering lineup changes, but we still think Kyle Korver would head to the bench before Baze. He's been all over the place lately with two games with 21+ points and three games with single-digit points in his last five, but he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Budenholzer considering lineup changes?
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said "We’ll look at everything" when asked if he will shake up his starting lineup after Friday's 121-85 loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hawks have lost five straight games and seven out of their last eight, so they've got to try something. Coach Bud even benched his entire starting five at halftime because he was looking for a "spark." Kyle Korver has arguably struggled the most and he finished with seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Friday, and he's been held to single-digit points in four out of his last five games. Standard-league owners are probably ready to move on. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Matt Barnes posts big line in Boston
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with 16 rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He probably should've started this game and may have helped against some of the action coach Brad Stevens runs. Barnes had a season high in boards and also had his first double-double of the season during this loss. He's seen his playing time start to trend up again with 29.0 per game in his last two. He's a sneaky low-end guy for his output in steals and treys. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:48 pm
  • Mudiay, Barton, Gallo, Faried & Nurk starting
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: We'll see how many minutes Barton gets in his return. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues while he will take minutes away from all the other forwards and wings. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Will Barton is active as expected
    Will Barton (ankle) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The earlier report from Chris Haynes of ESPN was as good as gold, so this is not a surprise. Barton may be limited in his first game back, but he's worth a pickup in most leagues. He will take minutes away from Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson and Wilson Chandler. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (left wrist) out vs. Rockets
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: This is a surprise after Jokic played through what looked like a minor wrist injury sustained from Wednesday night. Jokic did say he couldn't move his wrist the following day, so it apparently was worse than it looked. Jokic was really coming on after a rough start with two straight double-doubles. For tonight, it'll be more of Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur. Plus, there should be more small-ball lineups against the Rockets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:19 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) out Friday and Saturday
    Paul Millsap (hip) will not play against the Pistons on Friday and is also out for Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: These DNPs will be his second and third games out of the lineup. Despite going scoreless on Wednesday, Mike Muscala should get another start while Mike Scott could also see a few extra minutes than his four on Wednesday. Millsap's injury doesn't sound serious and it may be more about pain tolerance, so he could make it back for Monday against the Thunder. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:32 pm
  • Marvin Williams still out for Saturday
    Marvin Williams (knee) is still out for Saturday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He is expected to be re-evaluated this weekend to check on the progress of his bone bruise. Williams was having a rough season before the injury with only a 33.6 field goal percentage, but Frank Kaminsky has been even worse since Williams went down. Kaminsky should still play a lot while Spencer Hawes did see some extra time on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • Nikola Jokic likely to be a game-time call
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist) is shaping up to be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: On Wednesday night, Jokic was pushed to the ground and braced himself with his left wrist, so that's likely when he suffered the injury. Jokic did stay in the game and it doesn't sound serious. He's playing some outstanding ball and does appear to have a good chance to play. If he's out, more run will go to Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and a number of other forwards. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:23 am
  • Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night
    ESPN is reporting that Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Barton started off the year strong, averaging 18 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes over Denver's first three games of the season. However, he has missed 12 of the Nuggets last 15 games due to this nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if Barton will be on a minute restriction Friday. If you have room on your roster and he is still floating around your league's waiver wire, now is the time to nab him. Barton finished last season ranked among the top-85 overall fantasy players, according to BasketballReference.com. Barton's return will likely eat into the minutes of Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:03 am
  • In the Tank: Frank Kaminsky scores one point
    Frank Kaminsky had a rough night during his start against the Mavs on Thursday, scoring one point with three rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yuck. Kaminsky has gone in the tank since he was given an added opportunity. In the five games since the Marvin Williams (knee) injury, Kaminsky made just 25.9 percent from the field for 8.4 points, 5.2 boards, 2.6 assists and 0.6 treys. This was really the first time his minutes took a big hit, so he may bounce back. That said, we don't fault you at all for wanting to move on to someone else. His value will certainly drop once Marvin comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Nikola Jokic pops up on the injury report
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist) is questionable to face the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: This is surprising for Jokic, who didn't appear to be hurt during Wednesday's game against the Heat. Jokic is expected to see a few extra minutes and coach Mike Malone wants to run more offense through him. Hopefully, Jokic goes through shootaround and we can get more information on his wrist issue on Friday morning. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Paul Millsap (hip) is questionable for Friday
    Paul Millsap is listed as questionable to play against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: The Hawks are on a back-to-back set with another game in Toronto on Saturday. Millsap was playing through his hip injury for about a week before he missed Wednesday against the Suns. He'll likely be a game-time call for the 8:00 start. If he can't go, Mike Muscala should play close to 30 minutes with a few more minutes going to Mike Scott (knee), assuming Scott is a go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:02 pm
  • Jokic to get extended minutes?
    Coach Mike Malone said he's made an effort to give Nikola Jokic extended minutes.

    Advice: "Even though [Jusuf Nurkic] has been starting, Jokic been getting the lion share of minutes at center and I think I’ve been making a more concerted effort when he is out there to play through him," Malone said. Jokic has been terrific in his last two games, averaging 15.0 points, 12.5 boards, 3.0 assists and 0.5 blocks in his 27.5 minutes per game. After a horrible start, he's trending up big time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:52 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) likely to play on Friday
    Will Barton (ankle) is likely to play against the Rockets on Friday night.

    Advice: He's been limited by his ankle injury dating back to Halloween, playing in just three games at 21.0 minutes per outing in that span. Barton has said he wants to be 100 percent before he gives it a go, so maybe that's the case. Since he's been out for the last three, Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray have both improved. Plus, Wilson Chandler has played more minutes at the three. Barton's playing time is uncertain, so he's not as strong of a pickup this time around. He can get hot, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • P.J. Tucker efficient in win vs. visiting ATL
    P.J. Tucker led the Suns' starters on Wednesday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has been on fire for his past two games, with a combined 12-of-19 mark from the field, including 2.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds. 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals. T.J. Warren (head) is out indefinitely, which opens up more opportunities for Tucker, but he's not a strong rest-of-season addition. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Kent Bazemore's 22/5/3/3 not enough vs. Suns
    Kent Bazemore had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bazemore hit 8-of-16 field goals and made both of his free throws, but it wasn't enough to avoid a fourth consecutive loss. "My rookie year, I got my car popcorned ... the car was clean but the smell was still there," Bazemore said, referring to a hazing ritual. "That's kind of what this feels like. We're playing the right way but we cant get it to go our way." Atlanta will look to recover at home vs. the Pistons on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Nikola Jokic posts 17 & 14 w/ three assists
    Nikola Jokic had another productive evening on Wednesday with 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal, making 7-of-11 FG and 3-of-4 FTs in 24 minutes.

    Advice: "We took a big step back tonight, and that's disappointing," coach Mike Malone said after the game. That quote isn't likely to apply to Jokic, who was one of three players to finish with a positive +/- rating, and he's quietly on the upswing for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Paul Millsap out, Mike Muscala will start
    Paul Millsap (hip) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday and Mike Muscala will start in his place.

    Advice: He went through some warmups in Phoenix, but the Hawks will just hold him out. Millsap suffered the injury last week and has been playing through it. He is only day-to-day and has a decent chance to play this weekend. Besides a big bump to Muscala, Mike Scott should benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:22 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left hip) a game-time decision
    Paul Millsap (left hip) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Suns.

    Advice: Millsap will go through his pregame routine before making an official determination on his status for tonight's game, but if he's out, Mike Muscala would draw the start and he'd definitely be on the DFS radar. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left hip) questionable vs. Suns
    Paul Millsap (left hip) is questionable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The injury occurred against the Jazz last week, but he was able to play through it against the Warriors on Monday. Millsap has struggled with his shot lately and is down to just 43.8 percent from the field on the year. Hopefully he can play tonight in a very favorable matchup for him. If he is out, Mike Scott (knee) should get a big bump in his debut while Mike Muscala also benefits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:08 pm
  • Nick Young (right calf) will miss 2-4 weeks
    Nick Young (strained right calf) will miss the next 2-4 weeks.

    Advice: An MRI confirmed his injury, which occurred in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Young was having a very solid season with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage, but now his fantasy owners probably have to cut him. While he's out, the Lakers will have to lean more on Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas until D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. Both Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams should be very busy while more shots should go to rookie Brandon Ingram. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:49 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) out Wednesday vs. CHI
    Nick Young (right Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Lakers haven't yet released the results of Young's MRI, so we won't be speculating on the length of his absence until that information is made available. With Young on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jordan Clarkson will more than likely move into the starting lineup, and he'll get all the run he can handle with D'Angelo Russell (knee) also unavailable. Lou Williams should also see an uptick in value, as he won't have to share the floor with a teammate that steals his passes tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) sporting a walking boot
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) was spotted leaving the Smoothie King Center wearing a walking boot.

    Advice: Young was also able to put pressure on his foot while limping around the Lakers' locker room after Tuesday's game, and he was in high spirits, although Uncle P is eternally optimistic. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI once the Lakers arrive in Chicago, but for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson will get all the burn he can handle and Brandon Ingram will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • Frank Kaminsky bottoms out on Tuesday
    Frank Kaminsky played 27 minutes and hit just 1-of-11 shots for two points, three rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Ouch. He was also 0-for-6 from downtown and after stringing together a run of six straight double-digit scoring nights, he simply couldn't get it going tonight. Marvin Williams is still hurt and Jeremy Lamb went down tonight, so Kaminsky's minutes and starting role should be safe for now. If you recently picked him up, pretend like you never saw this line and get ready for his next game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • Nick Young (Achilles strain) won't return
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) will not return on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Young needed the help of his teammates to get back to the locker room and the Lakers ruled him out for the game after just a few minutes. Young will have an MRI on Wednesday and the Lakers will provide an update at that time. His status for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls isn't looking great right now. Jordan Clarkson is looking at heavy minutes if Young misses additional time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:25 pm
  • Nick Young goes to locker room Tuesday
    Nick Young (right leg) left Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans and went to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:19 pm
  • Kyle Korver held to three points in loss
    Kyle Korver scored just three points (a triple) with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Yikes. Korver was just 1-of-6 from the field and this was his second three-point outing in his last three games. If there's a hot free agent on your waiver wire, it may be tough to hold onto Korver unless you desperately need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Kent Bazemore shoots 4-of-15 in loss
    Kent Bazemore scored just eight points on 4-of-15 shooting on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: No revenge game for Mr. Bazemore. He missed all six of his attempts from deep and added seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 28 minutes. He's been a frustrating player to own in fantasy because of his inconsistency, but he was coming of a 21-point game against the Lakers with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. His owners just need to take the good with the bad, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he heats up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 12 points in win
    Frank Kaminsky scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting in Monday's win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Kaminsky and Kemba Walker were the only starters who eclipsed the 30-minute mark in the blowout, so we know Frank the Tank is going to get plenty of minutes with Marvin Williams (knee) out for at least a week. He grabbed six rebounds with three assists, but he missed all four of his triples. Kaminsky is not going to light it up, but he should do enough to help standard-league owners for at least the next week or so. Williams was struggling before the injury, so it's not impossible for Kaminsky to hold onto his new job. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Rudy Gay fills stat sheet in OT loss
    Rudy Gay hit 7-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block, six turnovers and five fouls in 38 minutes of Monday's overtime loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: He's had at least a 3-pointer, a steal and a block in three of his last five games and is averaging 18 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over that stretch. Trade rumors had him as a gloom-and-doom fantasy prospect coming into the season, but he's been one of the more pleasant surprises of the season. And is showing no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Nick Young (toe) returns with 17-point game
    Nick Young (toe) returned in style on Sunday with 17 points on 6-of-12 field goals, including 4-of-5 shooting from downtown.

    Advice: Young slotted into his normal starting SG spot, as coach Luke Walton seems pleased with the backcourt rotation he's established early in the season. He didn't do much beyond scoring tonight, adding just one rebound and one steal, but he remains a viable late-round option in most formats. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:48 pm
  • Kent Bazemore leads Hawks w/ 21 pts, 5 threes
    Kent Bazemore sank 8-of-16 shots including a 5-of-8 mark from deep to finish Sunday's game with a team-high 21 points in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks have struggled from the perimeter this season with 8.6 makes per game on 33.7 percent shooting, so they really need Bazemore to keep firing away from distance. He rounded out tonight's line with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:43 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. struggling as Hawks slide
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored seven points in garbage time on Sunday, adding one rebound, one block and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. has had some nice moments this year, but he's a combined 4-of-17 from the field in his past three games. As long as the Hawks are at full strength, there's no reason to touch him outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:42 pm
  • Rudy Gay posts 22/8/8 in win vs. Brooklyn
    Rudy Gay had a nice all-around game on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Long-time Kings writer Ailene Voisin reported this weekend that Gay "still wants out" of Sacramento, which is no surprise since he's already said he'll decline his 2017-18 player option. To his credit, Gay's dissatisfaction hasn't prevented him from returning top-40 value this season, averaging 19.5 points, 1.2 threes, 6.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 6:13 pm
  • Matt Barnes ejected for hard foul on Sunday
    Matt Barnes was ejected from Sunday's game after a hard foul on Sean Kilpatrick, finishing with seven points, six assists, four rebounds and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes is no stranger to league-sanctioned punishments, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll get a fine or suspension for the play. He returned to the bench tonight, where he's averaged more points (8.8), rebounds (4.8) and steals (0.7) than he has as a starter. The Kings' lineup is changing on a daily basis, so if you own Barnes his benching and ejection tonight isn't reason enough to cut him. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 5:04 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores season-high 21 points
    P.J. Tucker moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and scored a season-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This was Tucker's 10th career game with 20-plus points, so don't expect the scoring to become a regular thing for the five-year veteran. He can, however, provide sneaky low-end value in deep leagues with his ability to contribute a little bit of everything to the box score, and with T.J. Warren still a few weeks away, he makes sense as a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:21 pm
  • P.J. Tucker starting, Knight to the bench
    P.J. Tucker will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, sending Brandon Knight to the bench.

    Advice: Tucker can rack up the steals when given the minutes, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer option with a favorable matchup against Denver tonight. Knight's value is going to take a bit of a hit with the move to the bench. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 11:51 am
  • Rudy Gay 'still wants out' of Sacramento
    According to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, Rudy Gay "still wants out" of Sacramento.

    Advice: The Kings are off to a 6-10 start and Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi have all been linked to a move out of Sacramento. Gay told the Kings during the offseason that he was going to decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and it's pretty obvious that he won't re-sign, so the franchise could let him walk him for nothing unless they find a trade partner. For what it's worth, Gay has already been linked to the Thunder and the Heat this season. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 7:42 am
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