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  • Michael Carter-Williams to come off the bench
    Michael Carter-Williams will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Jerian Grant will get the start tonight, so MCW's minutes will likely dip to the 20s, rendering him a non-option in most leagues. For what it's worth, Rajon Rondo is under the impression that he's out of the rotation, so it sounds like the backup point guard minutes are Carter-Williams for the taking. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
  • Denver waives Mo Williams
    The Nuggets have again waived Mo Williams.

    Advice: According to sources of Marc Stein of ESPN, the 76ers will pass on claiming him this second time around as they intend to stick with Chasson Randle, so this is likely the end of the waiving circus for Williams. He'll likely announce his retirement soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 pm
  • Cody Zeller (quad) questionable Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (quad contusion) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a quad contusion for Zeller, but it hasn't taken much to force him to the sidelines this season. If he's out, Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes will split the five-man minutes, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) practices Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) practiced on Tuesday, and there's a chance he could return to action Thursday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels tomorrow," said head coach Nate McMillan. "Then we'll make a decision if he's ready to go on Thursday." Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and he'll likely be brought along slowly. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
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  • Ricky Rubio (personal) ready to play Tuesday
    Updating a previous item, Ricky Rubio (personal/hip) says he's recovered from the hip injury that kept him out of the second half of last Thursday's game and is ready to play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Rubio did not play the second half of last Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip. However, he ended up missing Sunday's contest as he had flew to Spain to be with his family following the death of his grandmother. Rubio is back with the team in Phoenix and sounds like the hip injury is no longer an issue. With Rubio starting, Kris Dunn will return to his role as a reserve. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:39 am
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) back with team Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is back with the Wolves and was at shootaround this morning in Phoenix.

    Advice: Rubio, listed as probable, is track to play Tuesday night. It was reported that Rubio was away from the team to be with his family after the death of his grandmother. Kris Dunn will get bumped back to the bench with Rubio returning. Rubio had been playing his best ball of the season (averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists in a recent five-game stretch) prior to his absence. Hopefully he can pick up right where he left off. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:12 am
  • Dragan Bender (ankle) questionable for Tues
    Dragan Bender (right ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bender tweaked his ankle in the fist half of the Suns previous game, which was Sunday vs. the Raptors. He was unable to return the floor and sat out the entire second half. Bender had been averaging 18.3 minutes over the Suns previous four contests prior to Sunday. If Bender does not play Tuesday, Marquese Chriss and P.J. Tucker would likely soak up the majority of those minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:53 am
  • Coach Thibodeau has high praise for Kris Dunn
    Coach Tom Thibodeau heaped praise on rookie Kris Dunn after his solid performance as a starter in the Wolves win over Denver on Sunday.

    Advice: Dunn, starting in place of Ricky Rubio (personal) had 10 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes. "He’s been coming on for a while," Thibodeau said. "Defensively he’s been good from the beginning. Offensively he’s figuring it out... Kris has a lot of toughness in him." Rubio is listed as probable for Tuesday's game, meaning he is expected to play. However, rumors involving a potential trade of Rubio continue to swirl around Minnesota. If Ricky is dealt, Dunn's playing time - and fantasy value - will skyrocket, making him a solid stash if you have roster room. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) probable for Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Rubio missed Sunday's game vs. Denver due to unexplained personal reasons but is expected to rejoin the team in time for Tuesday's contest. Kris Dunn, who started in place of Rubio on Sunday and played well (10 points, nine assists, eight rebounds in 34 minutes) will get bumped back to the bench. Rubio had been on a hot streak, prior to missing the second half of last Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip. He was averaging 13.2 points, 14.0 assists and 2.8 steals in the Wolves five previous games. Make sure he is back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:15 am
  • Justin Hamilton returned to action on Monday January 23. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:29 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 18 points
    Victor Oladipo scored 18 points on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Dipo added four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple in 30 minutes, but he said over the weekend that his wrist is still causing him some pain. "Lingering pain and I've fallen on it a few times unluckily," Oladipo said. He added that he's "not worried about it," but he will continue to ice it and receive treatment going forward. If tonight was any indication, Oladipo should be just fine. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Steven Adams blocks four shots in return
    Steven Adams (concussion) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz and scored nine points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks.

    Advice: The Thunder didn't waste any time easing him back into action by giving the big man a 37-minute workload. Rudy Gobert usually shuts down opposing centers, so Adams' owners should take this line and run. Adams will be a strong play against a Pelicans team on Wednesday that could be without Anthony Davis (quad). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 13 points in win
    Justin Holiday played 32 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He's coming off the bench, but is making some noise, averaging 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. His 32 minutes were easily his most since Dec. 28, so it's possible he's on the verge of getting hot. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Joakim Noah plays 12 minutes in win over Indy
    Joakim Noah made another start at center on Monday but lasted just 12 minutes to finish with two points, six rebounds and nothing else.

    Advice: The Knicks are talking about benching Noah and starting Kristaps Porzingis at center, which would obviously hurt Noah's value going forward. Noah had been rebounding at a great rate prior to tonight, but his lack of scoring makes him very tough to start in fantasy (he's totaled 10 points in his last four games). And a move to the bench would make it even tougher, not to mention his constant injury concerns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Jeff Teague cools off against Bulls
    Jeff Teague hit just 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds and seven assists in Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Teague had scored in double figures in all nine of his January games prior to tonight's mishap and was averaging 16.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer during the month coming into this one. He was due for an off night, but should bounce back against the Timberwolves on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Thaddeus Young struggles for Pacers
    Thaddeus Young hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Young is stealing the heck out of the ball right now, but the rest of his game, especially his offense, has been pretty rough lately. He's averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting over his last five. The scoring is a buzzkill, but the steals and strong shooting help make up for it, and make him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 19 off Kings' bench
    Ty Lawson played 23 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal off the Kings' bench on Monday.

    Advice: Darren Collison continues to start, but Lawson has been the better point guard over the past month. Lawson is averaging 11 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a steal over his last four games, but he's not much of a 3-point threat. We'd rather own Lawson over Collison, at least for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 13, fills stat sheet
    Cody Zeller hit 4-of-7 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks before fouling out of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Zeller's line might have been even more impressive had he not fouled out, while Roy Hibbert played just 12 minutes off the bench for five points and two rebounds, despite Zeller's disqualification. Zeller is basically a must-own center right now and this game backs up that thinking. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will play Monday
    Steven Adams (concussion) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He returns just in time to face Rudy Gobert. The matchup is brutal, but season-long owners can activate Adams in lineups after a two-game absence. Barring a surprise, Jerami Grant will return to the bench with Adams back in action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out again Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He still has no timetable for a return. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to log around 20 minutes each off the bench until Stuckey is cleared to return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:04 pm
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  • Report: Nuggets claim Mo Williams off waivers
    The Nuggets have reportedly claimed Mo Williams off waivers.

    Advice: Williams was originally traded from Cleveland to Atlanta to help facilitate the Kyle Korver deal, then Atlanta sent him to Denver in order to sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract, after which Denver waived him to get closer to the salary floor. However, Philadelphia then claimed Williams off waivers and abruptly waived him, also to get closer to the salary floor; and now Denver has reclaimed him and will again waive him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Dunn Deal: Kris Dunn starts, racks up 10/9/8
    Kris Dunn thrived as a starter in place of Ricky Rubio (personal) on Sunday, finishing with 10 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Dunn averaged just 4.4 points on 28.0 percent shooting in five starts earlier this season, but he's come a long way since then, and tonight's assists and rebounds were both career-highs. Rubio suffered a hip injury recently, and he's a prime trade target, all of which makes Dunn an appealing stash both short- and long-term, especially after tonight's showing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Dragan Bender (ankle) will not return vs. TOR
    Dragan Bender (ankle) will not return to Sunday’s game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Bender had zero points with one assist and one rebound in four minutes prior to exiting. He has been receiving some extra run as of late, averaging 18.5 minutes per game in his four previous games. Marquese Chriss stands to gain the most if the injury costs Bender any time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:39 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) held to non-contact
    Steven Adams (concussion) was limited to non-contact work on Sunday, and his status remains unclear for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Adams did travel with the team for their road game, which is a good sign, but owners will have to wait until shootaround for another update. OKC has four games next week, so even if Adams sits on Monday he could still have a productive slate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:03 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) probable for Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is expected to rejoin the team on Monday, and he will fly with the squad to Phoenix for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Rubio will miss Sunday's game against the Nuggets, but it sounds like this will only end up being a one-game absence due to the personal issue. Kris Dunn will draw the start tonight sans Rubio, and he's on the radar in daily leagues with an uptempo matchup against one of the worst teams in the league at defending the point guard position. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:29 pm
  • Kris Dunn will start Sunday vs. Denver
    Kris Dunn will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, with Ricky Rubio (personal) unavailable.

    Advice: Dunn hasn't really had a coming out game yet at the NBA level, but he's going to get a ton of opportunity tonight with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets and no Rubio around to mess with his minutes. He's on the radar as a potential streamer punt play in DFS. Tyus Jones should also see some extended minutes off the bench tonight. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:21 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will travel to Utah
    Steven Adams (concussion) is traveling to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: There's no word that he's officially cleared the league mandated concussion protocol testing, but him traveling with the team is an encouraging sign. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround, and if he is able to get back to the court, Jerami Grant would more than likely return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Joakim Noah grabs 15 boards in loss
    Joakim Noah was back in action on Saturday and failed to score a single point, but did have 15 rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Advice: Noah sat out his last two games with a sore ankle but played pretty well tonight, despite the 0-for-4 shooting line. He had seven points and 17 rebounds in his previous game, but his lack of offense, inconsistency and constant injury concerns make him a tough player to rely on. He's worth owning in some two-center leagues, but if you do it, you'll need to constantly monitor his health going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:56 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 in 31 minutes
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: This resembles the Zeller we should get going forward over the one that saw just 24.0 minutes per game in the previous two. Zeller has been a top-100 player in his last 10 games, which is probably around where he'll be the rest of the way with a little mid-round upside when he's in a groove. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Joakim Noah to start, Kyle O'Quinn to bench
    Joakim Noah (ankle) will start and Kyle O'Quinn will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: Noah is almost certainly going to be limited and his playing time is likely going to be low. Leave Noah on the wire in most leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:05 pm
  • Joakim Noah available to play vs. Suns
    Joakim Noah (ankle) is available to play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: We'll see if he starts, but he might not be with the Knicks going 5-1 without him. If Noah is going to play, that should take away from Kyle O'Quinn the most. The Knicks also used a ton of Kristaps Porzingis at the five in their last one, so that'll be something we'll watch, as well. Noah isn't worth owning. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:48 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (rest) getting Saturday off
    Justin Hamilton (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: It's his turn to get the day off in a back-to-back set. With Trevor Booker getting the night off on Friday, he basically slides right back into his old role -- Hamilton played all power forward on Friday. We should see a lot of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:46 pm
  • Steven Adams still in the protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) is still in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's possible he won't travel for Monday's game and the team won't know until tomorrow. The game is in Utah, so you can bet Enes Kanter will be getting big minutes regardless. Domantas Sabonis and Jerami Grant have stepped up, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:26 am
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) out for Sunday night
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is away from the team and will not play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: It's been a very eventful week and hopefully his personal stuff is nothing serious. As far as basketball goes, Rubio hurt his hip on Thursday and did not return, and he also popped up in a very credible trade rumor for Reggie Jackson from ESPN. With him out, it'll likely be Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn splitting the minutes. Jones makes more sense because he's playing better and is a better scorer. Rubio is expected to be back on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams has another rough one
    Michael Carter-Williams had another rough night on Friday against the Hawks, scoring three points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Despite how the Bulls have been a disaster lately, their starting unit has a respectable +0.5 net rating in their last seven. That's good news for Carter-Williams to keep his job, but he's not doing much with it. He hasn't even been worth owning in 16-team league since starting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 11 w/ seven assists
    Jeff Teague scored 11 points with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He was just 3-of-9 from the field in 33 minutes with six turnovers, but did hit all four of his free throws. Teague cooled off tonight, but he's been great for the most part this season and Pacers president Larry Bird made it clear that re-signing Teague in the offseason will be a priority. "We like Jeff. We like Jeff very much," Bird said. "We hope he’s a part of this franchise for a long time." Teague should be a top-50 option going forward with the Pacers making a playoff push. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Thaddeus Young racks up five more steals
    Thaddeus Young racked up five more steals in Friday's loss to the Lakers, adding nine points (3-of-9 FGs), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's a thief and has racked up a ridiculous 20 steals over his last five games. He's averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 0.6 triples in that span, so the steals are really boosting his value right now. He gets a tough matchup vs. the Jazz on Saturday, but continue to roll him out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Justin Hamilton doesn't do much in start
    Justin Hamilton played 24 minutes in a start for Trevor Booker (rest) on Friday against the Pelicans, scoring six points with five rebounds and no turnovers.

    Advice: Somewhat surprisingly, he played 100 percent of his minutes at power forward today. The Nets have played him as a straight center and as a combo big before, so he'll likely get at least some minutes when Brook Lopez gets a night off. Just keep an eye on him for now, especially with the Nets playing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four more. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:13 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) plays well in return
    Ty Lawson (ankle) returned to action on Friday vs. the Grizzlies and played well with 13 points and five assists off the bench.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field in 23 minutes and also added four rebounds, one steal and one turnover. The Kings briefly used a two-PG lineup tonight, but we should see more of that moving forward with Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season. Lawson outplayed Darren Collison in this one and the Kings have lost four straight games, so it will be interesting to see if he's more involved on Saturday vs. the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Cody Zeller gets just 23 minutes
    Cody Zeller played 23 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert had a decent game again and the game got to garbage time, so that explains the dip in playing time. Zeller has been flirting with mid-round value in 2017, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Wolves and Pistons talking trade?
    Minnesota and Detroit have discussed a point guard swap of Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes and Marc Stein.

    Advice: It's certainly a curious move for the Wolves. Rubio is starting to play a lot better these days and their young guards were outstanding on Thursday night. We'll let you know of any other additional reports, but this is further confirmation of the Wolves looking to deal Ricky. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:41 pm
  • Ty Lawson says he will play against Memphis
    Ty Lawson (ankle) said he will play against Memphis on Friday night.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently everything went well. The Kings were ditching their two-PG lineups earlier this month, but it may be back out of necessity due to the Rudy Gay (Achilles) injury. Garrett Temple is still worth a look in standard leagues even though he'll play more two and three. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:57 pm
  • Ty Lawson will be a game-time call
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will be a game-time call to face the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is going to warm up to see how he feels. Lawson had the same scenario last time and was expected to play, but he did not. If he can't go, Garrett Temple should get heavy run as a combo guard behind a busy Darren Collison. Arron Afflalo would also play more, but isn't a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:48 pm
  • Justin Hamilton to start at PF on Friday
    With Trevor Booker (rest) sitting out, Justin Hamilton will start at power forward on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Hamilton is averaging 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in his four previous starts this season. Thus, he is a risky DFS play. Luis Scola and Quincy Acy will also likely see additional minutes off the bench with Booker out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:45 pm
  • 76ers waive Mo Williams
    76ers waive G Mo Williams.

    Advice: After the 76ers claimed him just to help them get to the salary floor and hurt the Nuggets from doing so, another team can do the same thing. Maybe Williams will officially be on his fifth team this month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:00 pm
  • The 76ers claim Mo Williams
    76ers claim G Mo Williams.

    Advice: That makes it four teams in two weeks for Williams. This move is only to get the 76ers $2.2 million closer to the NBA's salary floor, which was the same motivation the Nuggets had when they traded for him earlier this week. Williams is likely done playing in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:13 pm
  • Steven Adams remains in concussion protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) has not yet been cleared to return to play, as he is still in concussion protocol.

    Advice: Adams has missed each of the Thunder's last two games. Fortunately, OKC doesn't play again until Monday vs. Utah, which gives Adams a few extra days to recuperate. Check back in over the weekend for an update on his status. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Lawson did not play Wednesday after twisting his ankle in the second half of Sunday's game. Darren Collison is a tempting DFS play if Lawson does not suit on Friday. Collison played well on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, nine assists and four steals in 37 minutes. Garrett Temple played 29 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 am
  • Kris Dunn scores five points in 25 minutes
    Kris Dunn scored five points with four assists, four rebounds, one block and one steal in 25 minutes on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Dunn started in place of the injured Ricky Rubio (hip) in the second half of tonight’s game. However, Tyus Jones started at point guard in the fourth quarter and finished with four points, four assists, and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes. Both of them were on the court to close out the game. If Rubio misses any time, Dunn and Jones would get a boost in playing time. In games where Dunn has played at least 24 minutes this season, he has averaged 5.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.2 points, and 3.0 steals per game. He will not light up the score board, but he is a great source of steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:37 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (hip) doesn't return for Wolves
    Ricky Rubio didn't play in the second half of Thursday's game against the Clippers with tightness in his hip and Kris Dunn started the third quarter in his place.

    Advice: Rubio finished with zero points on 0-for-3 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 17 minutes. The injury doesn't sound terribly serious, but owners will obviously want to watch for news on Rubio going forward. This is a potentially tough break, as he was playing very well over the last couple weeks, and Dunn and Tyus Jones would benefit if he's going to miss time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores three points vs. CLE
    Dragan Bender scored three points with one rebound, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson used Bender at the five a little more than usual, but that was due to Channing Frye being on the other end. Bender was coming in with some momentum with 23.0 minutes per game over his last two, but he's still going to be more of a stash. He did averagee 1.2 treys and 1.0 blocks in his last five, so there are worse stashes out there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:41 pm
  • Joakim Noah ruled out for Thursday night
    An MRI of Joakim Noah's left ankle confirmed a sprain and he will not play on Thursday against the Wizards.

    Advice: There are no details of a timetable, but the Knicks will likely be taking it easy on their oft-injured veteran. With him out, Kyle O'Quinn will look to bounce back from a dreadful start on Wednesday. He's still worth a look in season-long leagues or for DFS. Plus, Willy Hernangomez should benefit and is worth a look as a punt or pickup in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:03 pm
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) doubtful for Thursday
    Joakim Noah (ankle) is not expected to play on Thursday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He's going to have an MRI on Thursday morning but it's a safe bet that he will miss his second straight game -- Noah was in so much pain on Wednesday that he didn't even try to warm up after his ankle swelled up on the plane. Kyle O'Quinn started in Noah's place on Wednesday, but flopped in a big way with just two points in 10 minutes. Willy Hernangomez scored 17 points off the bench with 11 rebounds in 20 minutes and Marshall Plumlee also had a nice game with five points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 20 minutes, but this is a situation for fantasy owners to avoid until someone separates themselves from the pack. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:34 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores 20 pts w/ four steals
    Victor Oladipo bounced back on Wednesday with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block during a 121-100 loss in Oracle Arena on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Thunder were pummeled by the Clippers on Monday, which limited VO to 24 minutes, a fluky game that should be dismissed for evaluation purposes. The best sign for fantasy owners is that Oladipo's four steals tonight were a season high -- he has eight in his past three games, a trend that could significantly boost his overall fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) ruled out for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He tried to test out his ankle, but apparently wasn't as healthy as expected. With Lawson out tonight. Garrett Temple should get some minutes as the backup point guard to go with some minutes at the two. Darren Collison is also coming off a 21-pont game and could have some success against his former team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:24 pm
  • Ty Lawson expected to play on Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) remains expected to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: This is a pretty much non-update, but it may also be the last one with how the Kings report their injuries. For now, expect Lawson to play and get minutes in the low 20s. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:14 pm
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: The 31-year-old center also needs an MRI. He has a sore left ankle and didn't go through shootaround. Noah has been surprisingly healthy lately, but he could miss additional time going forward given his track record. With him out, Kyle O'Quinn should get a bump in minutes and the same goes for Willy Hernangomez. If you need a big man, KOQ is worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (sore left ankle) did not go through shootaround and he is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is also questionable to play, and if neither guy is able to give it a go, Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez would likely pick up most of the five-man minutes in New York. O'Quinn is about as hit-or-miss as they come, and as a starter this season he owns averages of 8.5 points, 8.8 boards and 0.8 blocks per game, so he's basically just a streamer if he gets the start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • Report: Atlanta trading Mo Williams to Denver
    The Hawks will reportedly send Mo Williams and some cash to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Denver will be sending the rights to Cenk Akyol (drafted in 2005 and yet to make his NBA debut) back to Atlanta in exchange for Williams, but it's unlikely Akyol will ever play a game in the NBA. The actual corresponding move here for the Hawks will be signing Gary Neal to a 10-day contract. Williams is going to be waived in Denver, and the 13-year-veteran may have already played his final NBA game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:36 am
  • Ricky Rubio scores 21 w/ 14 assists
    Ricky Rubio scored 21 points on 4-of-9 shooting with 14 assists in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, adding two rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He set new career highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (14), so that's not a bad way to respond to the trade rumors. The Wolves are actively shopping Rubio according to The Vertical and the Kings are a rumored destination, but that would actually be a decent spot for him in terms of fantasy value. His owners should sit tight until we learn more, but it sounds like there's a decent chance that he's moved before the Feb. 23 deadline. There are a lot of teams in need of an upgrade at the point, so there's no need to panic if you own him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Justin Hamilton returns to bench, scores 9
    Justin Hamilton returned to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and one triple in 13 minutes.

    Advice: That's an impressive stat line in limited minutes, but Hamilton usually doesn't have much value while Brook Lopez is active. Lopez did tweak his right ankle in the loss, so put Hamilton on your radar in case Lopez misses Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Steven Adams has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still going through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and he won't be able to return until he clears all the necessary steps. Because the Warriors like to play small, Jerami Grant could be looking at another start sans Adams, and Enes Kanter should see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark. After Wednesday, the Thunder don't play again until Monday vs. the Jazz, so this might only end up being a two-game absence for Adams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • MIN views Kris Dunn as long-term starter
    The Timberwolves reportedly view Kris Dunn as their long-term starting point guard.

    Advice: The Vertical broke news on Tuesday that Minnesota is actively shopping Ricky Rubio with the intent of being able to eventually turn over the reins to Dunn, so it’s highly likely that the rookie will be unleashed towards the end of the year. That being said, Dunn has a shaky jumper (37.8 percent shooting) and is not capable of consistently hitting the 3-point shot (0.4), so those two things will likely keep his value in check even when he's getting 30 minutes a night. Still, his upside in steals and assists makes him a reasonable guy to stash in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:59 pm
  • Report: Wolves actively shopping Ricky Rubio
    The Timberwolves are reportedly actively shopping Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: The Wolves are reportedly trying to package Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad in order to bring in another guard that would initially start, but eventually, accept a backup role behind Minnesota's No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn. Thus far the Kings have been the only team to express strong interest in acquiring Rubio, but the Wolves don't like what they can offer, and there's reportedly no traction between those two clubs on the trade front. It's tough to predict what Rubio's outlook will look like on another team, but this report firmly puts Dunn on the radar as a quality deep league stash. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:48 pm
  • Steven Adams listed as out for Wednesday
    Steven Adams (concussion) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: To be clear, this report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, so we'd recommend checking back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Jerami Grant got the start in his place on Monday night vs. the Clippers, although the game was a massive blowout, so head coach Billy Donovan might want to rethink that strategy. If Adams can't give it a go on Wednesday, both Grant and Enes Kanter should see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lawson twisted his left ankle in the second half of the Sunday's game vs. OKC and was unable to return. However, it appears that the injury is minor and that Lawson "isn't expecting to miss" the Kings next game, which is Wednesday vs. Indiana. Stay tuned for a formal update from the team regarding his status. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
  • Cody Zeller goes for 13 & 8 in loss to Boston
    Cody Zeller hit 5-of-7 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Five of his rebounds were offensive, which was nice, and he played 31 minutes in the start. He had a 16 & 10 double-double on Friday and played well again tonight, meaning he should be owned in most leagues now that he's healthy and starting at center again for the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:59 pm
  • Thaddeus Young racks up six steals in win
    Thaddeus Young racked up six steals in Monday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Young was poked in the left eye tonight, but it only cost him a couple minutes and he looked fine down the stretch. This was his eighth career game with 6+ steals (his career high is eight steals) and his second in the span of a week, so this wasn't a complete fluke. He finished 8-of-9 from the field and hit his only free throw in one of the best fantasy lines of the day. He gets another favorable matchup vs. the Kings on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:13 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 16 w/ 10 assists
    Jeff Teague double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists in Monday's 98-95 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Teague rolled his right ankle and hobbled to the bench, but fortunately he didn't miss any time. Teague had a right ankle sprain back in November and a left ankle sprain earlier this month, but it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. He finished 7-of-10 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding eight rebounds and one triple in 37 minutes. Teague should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, but his owners should double check his status just in case his ankle swells up overnight. He's yet to miss a game this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:05 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (eye) available to return
    Thaddeus Young (eye) is available to return to Monday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jrue Holiday inadvertently poked Young in the left eye, but after being examined in the locker room, he was deemed available to return. He should be fine. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 1:57 pm
  • Joakim Noah scores seven points in loss
    Joakim Noah scored seven points with 17 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: This comes on the second half of a back-to-back set, which is way more playing time than he's played previously with 21.8 minutes per game on no rest. Noah will likely see a dip in playing time at some point for a number of reasons, so he's only worth a look in 14-team leagues with his recent solid play. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 1:06 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Monday vs. LAC
    Steven Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and he will not play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Adams won't be able to return until he clears the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and whether or not Enes Kanter moves into the starting five, he's sure to be flirting with minutes in the 30s so he could have a huge game tonight. For now, we'll be considering Adams questionable for Wednesday's game in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:58 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out next 4 games
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

    Advice: Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:52 am
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  • Victor Oladipo scores 23 points in win
    Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-14 shots for 23 points with two assists, one rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This marked the first time he has a 20-point game since Nov. 30. However, Oladipo is having a nice month, averaging 34.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys per game in January. He's becoming more consistent as the season progresses, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 10:02 pm
  • Steven Adams scores six points, exits game
    Steven Adams (head) scored six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Adams left the game after hitting his head on the floor and never returned, as he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Thunder play against the Clippers on Monday, so if Adams did indeed suffer a concussion, he will almost certainly miss that contest. If that is the case, Enes Kanter will see a boost and becomes an enticing DFS value play. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:42 pm
  • Ty Lawson exits Sunday's game vs. OKC
    Ty Lawson (ankle) twisted his left ankle and will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Lawson played 20 minutes and scored four points with four assists, one rebound and one steal before leaving the game. If he misses any time, Darren Collison and Garrett Temple will get a boost. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:22 pm
  • Justin Hamilton swats career-high three shots
    Justin Hamilton started vs. the Rockets on Wednesday, posting a career-high three blocks with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, three boards and two assists in just 18 minutes.

    Advice: Brook Lopez was resting tonight and this highlights Hamilton's potential role should the Nets trade Lopez this season, even though his minutes were depressed due to the Rockets' small-ball attack, as well as the lopsided score. The Nets would likely get back draft picks and/or prospects if they dealt Lopez, rather than current rotation players, which might leave Hamilton as the default starting center. That's purely speculative at the moment, but he's worth keeping in the back of your mind -- just don't expect copious swats, as tonight's fluky total all came in the first quarter. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:23 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 17 points off the bench
    Justin Holiday scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday, to go with three 3-pointers, three boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Holiday also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 83.3 on the evening. The blowout nature of the game, partnered with Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) going down early with an injury helped Holiday get some extended minutes, and it'll be interesting to see if he can keep his momentum going into Monday's matchup with the Hawks. This is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:22 pm
  • Justin Hamilton will start Sunday vs. Houston
    Justin Hamilton will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockets, with Brook Lopez (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: Hamilton has been hit-or-miss in his three starts this season, owning averages of just 5.7 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 1.0 triple on 31.6 percent shooting over 23.3 minutes per game, so he's not much more than a punt play in daily leagues. Head coach Kenny Atkinson also said that Luis Scola and Quincy Acy will get some minutes with Lopez out, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 1:23 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 10 dimes in loss to DAL
    Ricky Rubio went 2-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the stripe during Sunday's loss to the Mavs, ending his evening with eight points, 10 assists, five boards, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: After a slow start to the season, Rubio has been steadily climbing up the rankings and over the past month he's emerged as a third-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 8.4 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 turnovers per game on 39.2 percent shooting. This was also his fourth straight game handing out at least 10 assists, so he's rolling right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 1:16 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores six
    Dragan Bender scored six points in 21 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday, adding six rebounds, five fouls and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played well and he did benefit from Marquese Chriss getting into foul trouble. Bender has fallen behind Chriss for the most part with those two splitting the power forward minutes. Plus, coach Earl Watson uses two-SF lineups a bunch in certain matchups. He's more of a stash. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:00 pm
  • MCW closes out, plays strong defense
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He checked in with exactly 10 minutes left in the fourth and played the rest of the game. There's a chance that Carter-Williams could be used situationally late in games, but he did bring it on the defensive end here. If he can keep that up, he'll be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. His low upside makes him only a lukewarm pickup is deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:07 pm
  • Joakim Noah playing his best ball of season
    Joakim Noah has been hampered by a sore shoulder over the last 10 days, but is still playing his best basketball of the season.

    Advice: In the 11 games the Knicks have played since Christmas, Noah is averaging 11.1 rebounds and 8.0 points (on 57.4 percent shooting). And despite dealing with a nagging shoulder issue, Noah feels there is still plenty of room left for improvement. "I feel like I can still do better," Noah said. "I feel like there’s another level that I want to get to and have to keep pushing and getting better." Noah will likely see more minutes if Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) continues to miss time. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:59 am
  • Ty Lawson scores 17 points vs. Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are really starting to ditch the two-PG lineups, which is going to hurt Lawson and Darren Collison, who scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers. Lawson is trending back down and is only a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:53 pm
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