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  • DeMar DeRozan scores 27, hits a 3-pointer
    DeMar DeRozan hit 7-of-20 shots, a 3-pointer and 12-of-13 free throws for 27 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Thursday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He had a monster follow dunk and the 3-pointer was just his 11th of the season. And when you add in the rebounds and assists, this has to be viewed as one of his best games of the season. 59 minutes ago
  • Tyreke Evans likely out two more games
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) is expected to stay behind for the upcoming two-game road trip to rehab his calf injury, according ton Jen Hale of the Pelicans broadcast.

    Advice: The good news is that his right knee is good to go. Evans is going to have a limit upon his return and he still doesn't have a target date. It may a month or so until we see Evans putting up noteworthy numbers, so he's not the greatest stash in shallower leagues. He's also very likely to rest on back-to-back sets for a long time. Today, 6:50 pm
  • Ricky Rubio quiet in another loss
    Ricky Rubio hit just 2-of-7 shots (both 3-pointers) and finished Thursday's 124-110 loss to the Raptors with just seven points, three rebounds, three assists and no steals.

    Advice: Rubio has been painful to own this year and is averaging just 6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.2 steals and is shooting 28 percent over his last five games. Yuck. It's hard to pull the trigger and drop Rubio, but his play has been bad enough this season that he's been dropped in some instances. There's a long way to go and he could easily right the ship, but he's simply not showing many signs of life right now. Today, 6:47 pm
  • Mack, Exum, Joe, Diaw & Rudy likely starting
    Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert are likely starting on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Jazz are really, really shorthanded, especially on the wings. Expect to see a Joe Johnson throwback game while Mack should get plenty of shots. Today, 4:32 pm
  • The Brooklyn Nets sign Spencer Dinwiddie
    Nets sign G Spencer Dinwiddie.

    Advice: He was an interesting prospect in the 2014 draft, but the ACL tear caused him to slide to the second round. Dinwiddie did turn some heads with the Bulls in the preseason and even had a 19-point game. He also took some minutes away from Reggie Jackson at times last season. All that said, he may not get minutes. Today, 1:25 pm
  • Gary Harris could be back next week?
    Coach Mike Malone said he's hoping he can get Gary Harris (foot) back "in the next week or so."

    Advice: This quote comes after his first unit played some horrible defense, so it also suggests Malone really wants Harris back out there to help. Emmanuel Mudiay has also suggested how much Harris means. Y’all don’t understand. That man there makes my life so much easier." Mudiay said earlier this season. While he may not make it back next week, Harris is starting to make sense as a stash. His return would hurt Will Barton and Jamal Murray. Today, 11:50 am
  • Nets waive PG Yogi Ferrell
    The Nets have requested waivers on PG Yogi Ferrell.

    Advice: The Indiana product made 10 appearances for the Nets, averaging 5.4 points and 1.7 assists on 36.7 percent shooting. This could be a sign that Jeremy Lin (hamstring) is on the verge of a return. Today, 10:15 am
  • Kenny Atkinson praises Caris LeVert
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson gushed about Caris LeVert after his NBA debut on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I loved his speed out there," Atkinson said. "That’s one thing we need more of. He had a lot of pop and energy. I love how hard he plays and his athleticism." Seeing his first action since December of last year due to a foot fracture, the rookie looked great in nine minutes with four rebounds and three steals in nine minutes. The Nets are going to limit his workload for the foreseeable future since he's had a total of three foot fractures in his career, but he's already on the radar as a nice stash in dynasty leagues. He's also a name for standard-league owners to keep an eye on after the All-Star break. Today, 6:40 am
  • Stephen Curry w/ NBA season-high seven steals
    Stephen Curry racked up an NBA season-high seven steals vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, adding 19 points, six assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The steals tied Curry's personal career-high and the only caveat is that he went 0-of-8 from downtown tonight. Curiously, he has made at least one 3-pointer in 172 of his past 174 games, with both of his blanks coming in road games at Staples Center this season (one each vs. the Lakers and Clippers). Historical footnotes are often all that's left to discuss about Curry, who puts on a brilliant show every time he takes the court. Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts w/ Rose (back) out
    Brandon Jennings started in place of Derrick Rose (sore lower back) on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Rose's first DNP of the season and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, though an MRI came back clean and he's listed as day-to-day. Jennings can be found on most 12-team waiver wires, so owners in need of a cheap PG should keep him in mind for temporary value. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 20 vs. Kings
    Deron Williams scored 20 points with two rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers during a 120-89 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: The chances for an injury on Williams are as high as anyone, but he's playing some good ball right now. Williams should be picked up in all leagues and his owners can just figure it out when he goes down. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Eric Gordon hits eight 3-pointers, scores 26
    Eric Gordon's sprained ankle didn't bother him on Wednesday, as he came off the bench for 26 points with a season-high eight 3-pointers, four boards and two assists in just 24 minutes of action.

    Advice: Gordon scored 12 of the Rockets' season-high 43 first-quarter points, and all but one of his 13 field goal attempts came from downtown tonight. He's found a perfect niche as a 3-point gunner leading Houston's second unit, and his 3.2 triples per game have staked him to top-80 value on the season. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson quiet in 35 mins as starter
    Jordan Clarkson started vs. the Rockets but had only seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: It was Clarkson's second start of the season but he couldn't get going against James Harden and the Rockets, disappointing owners who hoped for a big performance. It hasn't been smooth sailing for Clarkson, who is shooting 43.5 percent this season with as many turnovers (2.1 per game) as assists (2.1), but he's still a low-end value with nice rest-of-season potential. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Lou Williams scores hyper-efficient 24 points
    Lou Williams scored 24 points in 25 minutes during Wednesday's road loss in Houston, making 7-of-12 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs with two 3-pointers, three steals and a season-high six turnovers.

    Advice: Sweet Lou was coming off a 38-point, seven-assist, six-rebound eruption on Tuesday, and he's a clear go-to guy with so many ball-handlers injured for L.A. He was posting steady top-100 value even with the team at full strength. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-doubles in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-doubled again during a 115-107 win over the Blazers on Wednesday, scoring 15 points with 12 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and four blocks.

    Advice: That's triple-double No. 2 on the season. While the points, assists and boards are cool for Russell Westbrook, Antetokounmpo has been absurd on the defensive stats with 2.2 blocks and 2.3 steals per game. Only David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Gerald Wallace have averaged 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in a season. Giannis' high dimes tonight also get him over the 6.0 per game threshold. He's currently the No. 3 player in standard leagues and isn't going anywhere for a long, long time. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Caris LeVert fares well in NBA debut for Nets
    Caris LeVert (foot) made his NBA debut on Wednesday, coming off the bench with four rebounds and three steals in nine minutes.

    Advice: LeVert fell to the Nets at No. 20 in this year's draft because of serious injury concerns. He hadn't played in a game since Dec. 20 of last year and Brooklyn will assuredly take every precaution with him -- the 22-year-old guard has had three foot fractures in his brief basketball career. He has intriguing upside for a variety of reasons. He's the first Nets rookie with 3+ steals in his debut since Chris Childs in 1994, coach Kenny Atkinson was raving about him after the game, and the Nets need all the help they can get this season. That said, LeVert is on a strict minute-limit and he's more of a long-term stash at the moment. Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell (right ankle) picks up DNP-CD
    Yogi Ferrell (right ankle) was available to play on Wednesday but he didn't leave the Nets bench.

    Advice: He was a straight DNP-CD tonight. Caris LeVert made his debut tonight and it sounds like Jeremy Lin (hamstring) could be close to playing, which is all the more reason to ignore Ferrell. Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas starting
    Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton is adding some extra punch to his first unit and helping out the second unit with Brandon Ingram shifting to the bench. The Lakers are leading the NBA in bench scoring thanks to Clarkson and Lou Williams, who has been on fire. Clarkson did start the second half on Saturday and should see minutes in the mid 30s. His fantasy owners will be hoping for him to snap out of his slump. Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell available to play
    Yogi Ferrell (ankle) is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not a lock for minutes, especially with coach Kenny Atkinson talking up Isaiah Whitehead pre-game. Ferrell has very little value. Yesterday, 3:56 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson or Lou Williams may start
    Jordan Clarkson or Lou Williams may start against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Lakers are running out of guards to use in their first unit, so coach Luke Walton will have to break up his second unit. Williams has been on fire in his last two and should have value regardless. Clarkson played a solid game on Monday and could also get a bump in value with a starting nod. Both are in play for DFS tonight. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start Wednesday vs. CLE
    Brandon Jennings will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavs, with Derrick Rose (back) unavailable.

    Advice: Per-36 minutes this season, Jennings is averaging 11.6 points, 8.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.7 triples per contest, so he's certainly on the radar as a potential DFS punt play or streamer option with a favorable matchup against the Cavs.Daily Slant: At or near minimum price across the DFS industry, Jennings is a viable punt play in any format. He should see upwards of 27-29 minutes with upside to clear 30+, and although he'll see more run with ball-dominant players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, Jennings' ceiling remains very high with big playing time. Punting the PG spots with a Jennings/Marcus Smart duo makes it easier to afford guys like Harden, Cousins and Durant. Yesterday, 3:17 pm
  • Tyreke Evans still out for Thursday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) will not play against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: There was some optimism of Evans making his season debut this week, but the calf soreness last week has set him back. Once he's finally back, he'll likely have a minutes limit in the 15-20 range for quite some time. It'll likely be a good month or so until Evans is consistently contributing for fantasy owners. Yesterday, 2:32 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Yogi Ferrell (sprained right ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The severity of Ferrell's injury has not been disclosed, but given the way Brooklyn has handled injuries this year, it's probably safe to consider Ferrell doubtful for Wednesday night. If he's out, Isaiah Whitehead and Randy Foye will split the point guard minutes, and Caris LeVert (foot) will have the opportunity to make his regular-season debut. Tuesday, 1:27 pm
  • Eric Gordon (ankle) plans to play Wednesday
    Eric Gordon (right ankle) says he feels "fine" and will practice on Tuesday and plans to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Gordon tweaked his right ankle in Monday's win over the Celtics. Gordon has been red-hot of late. Over the Rockets last five games, Gordon is averaging 22.0 points, 3.2 assists and 4.4 three-pointers, while shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from downtown. Check back prior to Wednesday night just for confirmation, but it appears Gordon should be left in starting lineups. Tuesday, 10:37 am
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 38 minutes in loss
    Jordan Clarkson played 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: It was just the second time this season that he played 38 minutes, but the Lakers had to ride both him and Lou Williams with Jose Calderon (hamstring), Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell all out. Clarkson added five rebounds, one triple and three turnovers and should see a nice bump in value at least for the next couple weeks. Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Lou Williams lights up Jazz for 38 points
    Lou Williams lit up the Jazz for 38 points, seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Incredible. This comes on the heels of a 40-point effort against the Grizzlies on Saturday, so he's clearly stepping up for a Lakers team that recently lost Jose Calderon (hamstring) and Nick Young (calf) to injuries. He hit 13-of-27 shots from the field and hit all eight of his free throws. D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, and with Williams playing out of his mind right now, he's a very nice sell-high candidate. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 15 with 13 dimes
    Deron Williams scored 15 points with 13 assists in Monday's loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: It's his first double-double of the season, but he's only made a total of 12 appearances so far due to injuries. D-Will shot 6-of-18 from the field with one rebound and a pair of triples in 37 minutes, and coach Rick Carlisle said before the game that the PG has been cleared to consistently play minutes in the 30s. With Seth Curry hobbled by a knee sprain, D-Will is worth riding until the wheels inevitably fall off. Monday, 9:18 pm
  • Eric Gordon tweaks his ankle, says he's fine
    Eric Gordon tweaked his ankle in Monday's 107-106 win over the Celtics, but he said he's "fine."

    Advice: He expects to practice on Tuesday and play on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, but we will put him on the injury report to be safe. Gordon scored 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the win with two assists, one rebound, one block and four triples in 31 minutes. He's scored 18 or more points in five straight games and needs to be in all fantasy lineups while he's hot. Monday, 9:02 pm
  • Carlisle wants Williams to close out games
    Rick Carlisle said that Deron Williams (calf) has been cleared to play minutes in the 30s, and he wants him on the floor to close out games.

    Advice: Williams playing time has been steadily trending up ever since he made his return from the calf injury five games ago, and he actually got 31 minutes in his last time out. It sounds like Carlisle would like to get him closer to the 35-minute range, which will be nice for his fantasy value until he suffers his next inevitable injury. Monday, 11:28 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The fact that we even have to rule him out suggests his return is getting closer. In fact, he likely would've played over the weekend if he didn't tweak his calf. It sounds like he could make an appearance sometime this week, but he may start slow because the Pelicans will likely limit him to 15 minutes right out of the gate. With that said, he's still a solid stash. Monday, 9:42 am
  • Yogi Ferrell assigned to the D-League
    Yogi Ferrell has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards, so this isn't a related move. However, it's possible that this means Caris LeVert (foot) will see his first action as a Brooklyn Net this week. Monday, 8:06 am
  • Brandon Jennings scores 19 points Sunday
    Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues. Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Caris LeVert (foot) available to play Monday
    Caris LeVert (foot) will be available to play Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: The Nets' first-round pick will have the opportunity to make his NBA debut 20 games into the season, but he'll likely be working with a strict minutes limit for his first handful of games. It's too early to stash LeVert in most scenarios. Sunday, 12:52 pm
  • Gary Harris (foot) is ahead of schedule
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he thinks that Gary Harris is "ahead of schedule."

    Advice: "I don’t want to say anything that would be off-base. I don’t know if he’s going to be able to play at the end of this road trip," Malone said. "Maybe when we get back. I know that our medical staff has been very pleased about how he’s progressed with his rehab and his on-court work." The Nuggets are going to ramp up his workload this week, so he's a nice stash for owners in need of triples and steals. Will Barton should be a strong play in fantasy for the next couple weeks until Harris is able to return. Sunday, 7:43 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 31 in easy win vs. PHX
    Stephen Curry needed just 30 minutes to score 31 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He went bonkers in the third quarter with 20 points. This was the 16th time in his career he scored at least 20 in a quarter with nine of those 16 coming in the third. Curry has been incredible in the second half at home, posting a 71.1 true shooting percentage in those 10 games. He's being out-shined a bit by Kevin Durant, but Curry's efficiency is almost as good as it was last year. He's been a top-five player in standard leagues. Saturday, 11:00 pm
  • Deron Williams hands out 15 assists in win
    Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots, but had nine points, two rebounds, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Saturday's surprising 107-82 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: After missing eight of nine games with a calf injury, Williams has played in five straight. And while we don't love his game or trust him, he's deserving of some attention right now. He's averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists over his last five games, but is shooting just 34 percent and has just one steal, zero blocks and two 3-pointers over that stretch. If you are desperate for assists, Williams is worth a look. But you'll just have to hope he's not hurt again before you actually get him into your lineup. Saturday, 10:07 pm
  • Lou Williams scores season-high 40 points
    Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton. Saturday, 9:20 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson struggles with extra role
    Jordan Clarkson started the second half for Jose Calderon (hamstring) on Saturday, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get a big bump with Calderon out and he hasn't really done much lately either. Surprisingly, Clarkson’s usage rate has dropped since D’Angelo Russell (knee) went down. Plus, his assist rate is similiar while his efficiency has dropped. Clarkson only has 10th-round value, but he's still a hold. Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Ricky Rubio has good game vs. Hornets
    Ricky Rubio played 37 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with nine points, seven boards, 12 assists, one steal, one block, two turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a huge game for him. Kris Dunn was playing very well in the second half with the Wolves making a comeback. Coach Tom Thibodeau still went with Rubio down the stretch and it paid off to get their third win in thrilling fashion. Hopefully this game can get him going. If for some reason he was cut in a shallow league, go get him. Saturday, 7:26 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Bulls
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He had his minutes increase in his last game, so Williams could get over 30 again tonight. He's a hold while he's healthy, but he's one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA. Saturday, 5:32 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 16 with 5x4
    Giannis Antetokounmpo was up to his old tricks during a 112-103 victory over the Nets on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, five blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: That is his second 5x4 in his last three and third in his last six. Antetokounmpo matched his career high in blocks and his 2.2 per game on the year makes him just one of five players above the 2.0 plateau (Davis, Gobert, Whiteside and Turner). He's an incredible shot blocker with his wingspan and is a rim protector quite often, so blocking two per game could definitely happen this year. He's one of the most fun players to own in a long time with first-round value to go with it. Saturday, 5:29 pm
  • Gary Harris hopeful for return on trip
    The Nuggets are hopeful Gary Harris (foot) can return at the back end of their six-game road trip.

    Advice: That doesn't necessarily mean Harris will be back on this trip. The Nuggets are on the road from Dec. 3-12, so it's a big range of target dates. For now, he's still likely to be back closer to Christmas than early December. Will Barton will get plenty of minutes at the two until Harris is back. Saturday, 4:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans officially out for Sunday
    Tyrele Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He's getting closer and he may have been able to play this weekend had he not had a calf issue. The Pelicans may be able to get him back in action this week, but he's fully expected to have a 15-minute limit for several games. He's going to be annoying to own for likely at least a month, but give him a look if you want to see if he can get it going. Saturday, 1:51 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (leg) not expected to play Sun.
    Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is not expected to play Sunday vs. OKC, per coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: In addition to working his way back from surgery on his right knee, Evans is now dealing with tightness in his left calf. It is safe to assume Evans will have his minutes limited once he is finally healthy enough to suit up, but we still don't have a solid timeline as to when that will be. Saturday, 11:06 am
  • Deron Williams (calf) probable for Saturday
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable to play vs. Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Williams appears to have finally put his nagging calf issue in the rear-view mirror. D-Will has seen his playing time and production increase in each of the Mavs four previous games, from 15 minutes and four points last Friday to 14 points in 29 minutes on Thursday. When healthy, Willims is a fantasy asset, especially for teams in need of point guard depth. Over the first five games of this season, Williams averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers in 35 minutes per game. Saturday, 6:40 am
  • Brandon Jennings only gets 19 minutes
    Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues. Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Ricky Rubio has another bad game
    Ricky Rubio played 30 minutes against the Knicks on Friday with three points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: He had a rough time on defense, but at least coach Tom Thibodeau used Rubio in the fourth for the second straight game. Rubio hasn't been taking as many bad shots and he has been able to get the ball to the scorers, so that's a positive. He's annoying his fantasy owners right now, but he should still be held in all standard leagues. Friday, 8:33 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and three treys in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He only shot 4-of-15 from the field, but did hit all three of his freebies at the line. Clarkson is locked in for minutes in the 30s with Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out, so the big lines will start flowing if he can find his shot -- he's shooting 38.0 percent from the field over his last five games. Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Rockets
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Friday, 12:14 am
  • Eric Gordon scores 23 points in win
    Eric Gordon scored 23 points during a 132-127 double-overtime win over the Warriors on Thursday, adding one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He hit some clutch buckets with five points in OT and six points in the fourth. The Rockets snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Warriors and are now 12-7 despite a tough schedule to kick off this season. The schedule makers also gave the Rockets a tough task with a game in altitude following a double-OT game against the Warriors. As for Gordon, he's posting seventh-round value on the season and should be around there all year. Thursday, 11:50 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 23 in full line
    Giannis Antetokounmpo went berserk during a 111-93 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring 23 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in just 30 minutes.

    Advice: The steals numbers are off the charts and it's moved Giannis to No. 3 in steals per game while he's also fifth in blocks per outing. Antetokounmpo made a season-high two treys in this game and hit his first corner trey, which make have lead to some post-game talk on his shooting. After the game, Giannis said he's been invited to work out with Dirk Nowitzki next summer and Giannis also talked about his shot. "My main focus is to shoot without hesitating," Antetokounmpo said. "That's my main focus right now. I don't care if it goes in or it goes out. I just shoot. I have nothing to lose. Just let it fly." If he develops a strong shot, no team is safe. Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • Deron Williams gets 30 minutes vs. CHA
    Deron Williams scored 14 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign to see Williams get this much playing time on the second half of a back-to-back set -- he played 26 minutes on Wednesday. Williams is basically an injury waiting to happen, but he's worth a pickup if you have something to cut and need a point guard. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Hornets
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He played 26 minutes on Wednesday night, so the back-to-back factor is likely in play on his minutes tonight. Coach Rick Carlisle has rested Williams in the second half of a game before, so that's an option. Williams is a risky asset in standard leagues and is a tough target in DFS. Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans in a Lance Stephenson role?
    Coach Alvin Gentry said he sees Tyreke Evans (calf, knee) in a role similar to the one Lance Stephenson had with the Pelicans.

    Advice: That suggests Gentry wants to use Evans off the bench as a primary ball-handler. On the injury side of things, Evans did tightness in his left calf, which is a different leg from his right knee surgery that has kept him out this season. The Pelicans will certainly be limiting Evans for a very long time, so he may not be worth the trouble in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:44 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out Friday against the Clippers
    Tyreke Evans (right knee, left calf) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Head coach Dell Demps said Evans experienced tightness in his calf and won't play on Friday. Demps did add, however, that Evans would be back "sooner than later." Evans should be stashed in deeper leagues, but he's unlikely to warrant a start in standard leagues until he's eased back into action over the next few weeks. Thursday, 10:59 am
  • Deron Williams probable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: Williams was able to play 26 minutes on Wednesday and is likely to see similar minutes on Thursday. He doesn't have a ton of upside, but D-Will is worth a look as a bottom-of-roster player in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Deron Williams (calf) plays 26 minutes Wed
    Deron Williams (calf) finished Wednesday's game with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Williams' playing time is slowly creeping up, which is one bit of good news in the midst of a depressing season for the Mavs. With a 3-14 record they are dead last in the league, trailing even the 76ers (4-14), Nets (5-12), and Timberwolves (5-13). Williams has late-middle-round upside, but his injury-based risk makes him a borderline option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 12 points
    Brandon Jennings played 34 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 12 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter while Derrick Rose played just 3.1 minutes in that frame. Jennings has seen his minutes fluctuate and only played 13 minutes on Monday. Although, Jennings could be looking at a bump in playing time if Courtney Lee (ankle) needs to miss time. He's more of a 14-team guy due to his shooting woes. Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Clarkson, Williams lead Lakers' bench effort
    Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams each scored 18 points off the bench vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Clarkson going 9-of-18 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers' bench has averaged 52.4 points per game this season, the most for any team since at least 1985-86. That remarkable fact speaks to how well coach Luke Walton has balanced his young players and veterans, and the Clarkson/Williams duo isn't likely to be separated any time soon. Williams made 4-of-12 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs, with five boards and five assists, and both guys should have expanded roles until Nick Young (calf) returns to action. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Ricky Rubio gets 38 minutes, plays in fourth
    Ricky Rubio played 38 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points with two rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: After his recent fourth quarter benching, Rubio logged 9.3 minutes in the fourth tonight. He played very well today on the whole and most importantly the offense was able to go through Karl-Anthony Towns more often. Although, the Wolves not winning this game certainly isn't a positive. Rubio should still be held in standard leagues despite his recent struggles. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Caris LeVert still out for Thursday
    Caris LeVert (foot rehab) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: He's getting closer to his season debut. Even though the Nets did get a big win on Wednesday, they're likely going to fall out of it and start to play their younger players. LeVert could become a factor late in the year, but you would have to be in a really deep league to stash him. Wednesday, 2:04 pm
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • Eric Gordon heating up, scores 24
    Eric Gordon hit 8-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 24 points, two rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Gordon had 26 points on Sunday and is hot, averaging 21.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 4.7 3-pointers over his last three games. Prior to that he was cold, scoring just nine total points on Nov. 21 and 23, hitting just 4-of-18 shots. Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson leads Lakers in minutes
    Jordan Clarkson hit 4-of-14 shots for nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Clarkson, along with teammate Brandon Ingram, led the Lakers in minutes with 29 on Tuesday night. He has now played at least 29 minutes in four straight games and has attempted no less than 14 shots in each of those games. The Lakers appear to be more inclined in giving Clarkson the playing time during D’Angelo Russell’s absence. Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 34 w/ monster line
    Giannis Antetokounmpo matched his career-high with 34 points on 13-of-19 shooting in a 118-101 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He posted a monster line with 12 rebounds, five assists, five steals, two blocks, one triple and six turnovers, hitting 7-of-10 from the line. He's also outscored LeBron James in three out of his last four matchups with the Finals MVP. The 21-year-old superstar will be a top-five fantasy play the rest of the way Tuesday, 8:03 pm
  • Lou Williams continues to play well
    Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Gary Harris (foot) limited at practice Tues
    Gary Harris (foot) went through the non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Harris is currently in Week-2 of his initial four-week timetable, so while he's still a ways away, this is small step in the right direction. Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson will continue to benefit in Harris' absence, and while it's been an extremely rough start to the year for Harris, he still offers enough upside to warrant a stash in standard leagues with an IR-spot. Tuesday, 12:09 pm
  • Rubio benched in 4th quarter 3 straight games
    Wolves starting point guard Ricky Rubio has been benched the entire fourth quarter in each of Minnesota's previous three games.

    Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau has played 20-year old Tyus Jones over Rubio in three straight fourth quarters. Asked if it was hard for him to watch from the bench, Rubio simply said, "Yes." Rubio also stated he believes that Minnesota's lack of defense has been their biggest issue. "Defense has to come every night. It was supposed to be the key for this team to take off. But it’s not, right now." Rubio has played less than 30 minutes in four straight games and is averaging just 7.0 points, 4.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds over that stretch. Tuesday, 6:26 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Ricky Rubio fails to impress... again
    Ricky Rubio hit 4-of-5 shots for 11 points, two rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Rubio has played fewer than 30 minutes in five straight games and a lot of that has to do with Tyus Jones cutting into his playing time, especially in the fourth quarter. Although Rubio shot it well on Monday, he did not contribute much in any other category, leading to another subpar performance. He doesn't attempt many shots on a nightly basis, isn't a particularly good shooter, and his lack of minutes are limiting him on his peripheral stats. He's still worth holding in standard leagues despite the struggles, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him start showing up on waiver wires if he doesn't turn it around soon. And while Jones is hurting Rubio in the fourth quarter, he's not someone you want to target, either. Monday, 10:04 pm
  • Gentry hopeful to get update on Evans on Weds
    Alvin Gentry said he hopes to get more concrete information on Tyreke Evans’ (knee surgery) potential return on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jennifer Hale reported on Nov. 19 that Evans was "pain free" in his surgically repaired right knee, and that he could return in two weeks, and we're currently at the beginning of Week-2. That being said, Evans was rushed back into action too soon last season, and only lasted 25 games, so expect New Orleans to take an overly cautious approach this time around. Evans should be stashed in leagues with an IR-spot, but he might not be worth owning in standard leagues until January. Nov 28, 11:55 am
  • Lou Williams scores team-high 21 points
    Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Williams has scored 20+ points off the bench in six games this year, exceeding his total from the entire 2015-16 season. He's off to a torrid start and it's hard to avoid a sell-high recommendation since the Lakers are likely to emphasize youth development as the season progresses. Nov 27, 9:53 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 18 points on 17 shots
    Jordan Clarkson shifted to the bench on Sunday, where he turned in 18 points on 17 shot attempts, with five assists, four rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Clarkson's line would have been even nicer if he shot at his usual 46.3 percent from the field, but few owners will complain with this across-the-board production. He's a steady value whether he's starting or, more likely, coming off the bench. Nov 27, 9:46 pm
  • Eric Gordon erupts Sunday for 26/5/4, six 3s
    Eric Gordon thrived in 30 bench minutes vs. Portland, scoring 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting with a 6-of-9 mark from downtown, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and just one turnover.

    Advice: Gordon's scoring outburst isn't a complete surprise, as the Blazers have ceded the sixth-most points to opposing benches this season. His off-ball movement got him free for plenty of open looks, and tonight's production was sweet relief for his fantasy owners -- he came in shooting 29.0 percent in his previous three games. Nov 27, 9:08 pm
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