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  • Kevin Love will 'give it a try' against Miami
    Kevin Love (back) said he will "give it a try" against the Heat on Friday night.

    Advice: He is going through his pre-game routine and it sounds like he'll be back out there. Love's back locked up on him on Wednesday and he's had a number of back problems before, so the Cavs may be careful with him. If he's limited, we'll see more of LeBron at the four with more of James Jones and the wings. Today, 3:20 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas likely looking at time off
    Coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas' (groin) injury can usually be a 10-14 day thing.

    Advice: In his press conference, Stevens made it clear the Celtics do not want to bring Thomas back too soon and have him aggravate it. He added it's certainly possible for Thomas to be back before the 10 days and said it's "not going to be a long-term thing." Stevens said IT being out will expedite the learning curves of Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier as well. Of course, Marcus Smart benefits the most here. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Kevin Love (back spasms) a GTD on Friday
    Kevin Love (back spasms) will be a game-time decision on Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Cavs coach Ty Lue said Love's back "locked up" on him in the 3rd quarter vs the Knicks on Wednesday night. Love owners certainly can't be happy hearing that Love's back locked up. However, the fact that he still has a chance to play Friday intimates that the injury is not overly threatening. Lue said that either Lebron James of James Jones would start at power forward if Love can't play. Check back prior to tip for an official update. Today, 2:52 pm
  • Mike Conley could be back soon?
    General manager Chris Wallace said Mike Conley (back) could return "in the near future."

    Advice: Yes, this is about as vague as it gets, but it's worth a mention. Coach David Fizdale said Conley's return from his traverse process fracture could come down to pain tolerance, and Conley has been moving around a lot on the bench with all the exciting finishes lately. It may also help that the Grizzlies are on a five-game winning streak and are just 0.5 games out of the No. 3 seed. While Conley is still likely going to miss multiple weeks, he should be owned in almost all leagues and Andrew Harrison's value will fall off a cliff. Today, 2:01 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell coming along nicely
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) went through full-court non-contact work and 5-on-0 drills on Friday.

    Advice: He is still out for Friday, but he has a chance for Sunday. Coach Luke Walton wants Russell to go through some "live and competitive" workouts with more cutting and fighting over screens, so Russell isn't cleared for games yet. He did say he's feeling good, so Russell has a good chance to play either Sunday or Monday. Red-hot Lou Williams may take a hit while the other guards also see a drop off. Today, 1:42 pm
  • Mario Hezonja could go to the D-League?
    Coach Frank Vogel said the team has discussed sending Mario Hezonja to the D-League.

    Advice: Ouch. ESPN's Marc Stein adds the Magic are "openly seeking a scoring boost via trade" could wind up dealing Hezonja. The No. 5 pick in the draft has been out of the rotation with guys like Damian Rudez ahead of him on the depth chart. A trade would obviously help Mario a ton, but he's not worth stashing in most leagues. Today, 11:43 am
  • Michael Beasley (foot) on injury report
    Michael Beasley (foot) is listed as probable in the game notes for Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He suffered what looked like a minor ankle tweak on Wednesday, but he did return and looked fine. Beasley sounds like he'll be a go and has played surprisingly well in his limited minutes. Expect him to play. Today, 11:30 am
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) unlikely to play Saturday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is unlikely to play Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thus, there will be plenty of playing time up for grabs in the Pels backcourt. Tim Frazier will likely start at the point. Buddy Hield has started at shooting guard in each of the last two games, but it has been Langston Galloway that has been the more reliable fantasy player. Galloway is averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 treys over the Pels last two contests. Today, 10:56 am
  • Derrick Rose (back) will not play Friday
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) will not play Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This will be the second game Rose has missed due to the back injury he suffered Monday. The good news is that Rose is traveling with the Knicks on their current road trip, which would seemingly indicate he is close to returning to action. Brandon Jennings will get the start at point guard. He makes for a solid DFS play Friday in Sacramento. Jennings had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes in a starting role on Wednesday. He'll likely play more minutes on Friday, assuming the game isn't a blowout, as NY has very little depth behind Jennings at point guard. Today, 10:42 am
  • Derrick Rose (back) questionable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Rose tweaked his back in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game in Orlando. He sat out Wednesday's contest vs. the Cavs. Rose is traveling with the team, so it's a good sign that he is close to returning to the lineup. The team may until they see how his back responds to pre-game warmups. Check back for an update. If Rose does not play, Brandon Jennings will start and would be an intriguing DFS option on Friday. Today, 9:18 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) to start Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) will play and start Friday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Hardaway banged his knee on Wednesday bit appears to have avoided even a minor injury. With Kent Bazemore (knee) sidelined, Hardaway will start at shooting guard for Atlanta. THJ has scored in double-figures in five of Atlanta's last six games, but brings little to the table besides points. Today, 9:15 am
  • Kevin Love (back) questionable for Friday
    Kevin Love (back spasms) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: This is the first we are hearing of a back issue for Love, or any injury for that matter this season. He has been enjoying a terrific start to the 2016-17 campaign, averaging 21.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.7 treys. Stay tuned for an update, as we should soon find out if this is a serious issue. Channing Frye (personal) has already been ruled out of both Friday and Saturday's game, but the Cavs can probably get away with going small against Miami. Expect to see a lot of LeBron at the four with more help from the wings. Today, 7:55 am
  • MRI on Ian Mahinmi's knee comes back clean
    An MRI on Ian Mahinmi (right knee) came back clean and he is expected to miss at least one week.

    Advice: Mahinmi required surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee before the season tipped and then developed soreness, believed to be tendinitis, in the right knee after playing just 14 minutes vs. the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 26. Marcin Gortat has been busy this season with a career-high 35.4 minutes per game with Jason Smith backing him up. Mahinmi isn't worth stashing almost anywhere. Today, 7:12 am
  • D'Angelo Russell nearing return to lineup
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) participated in the non-contact portions of Thursday’s practice and said he "feels great."

    Advice: Russell will not play Friday vs. the Suns, but is making progress. "I mean, I feel good," Russell said on Thursday. "I waited so long to get back on the court until I was 100%. I feel great. Just about, I don’t know, knocking the dust off before I get in the game, so try to get it out now, knock the rust off while I’m out here now." Russell had a platelet-rich plasma injection on Nov. 23 to help the soreness in his left knee. The Lakers said he would be sidelined for at least two weeks. He did off-court rehab work until Tuesday, when a doctor examined him and agreed he was ready for on-court work. Today, 6:38 am
  • Marc Gasol scores 36 points in win over POR
    Marc Gasol (groin) scored a season-high 36 points during an 88-86 win over the Blazers on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: What right groin injury? He popped up on the injury report today, but looked totally fine. The Grizzlies are on a five-game winning streak and Gasol is the heavy favorite for Western Conference Player of the Week. In his three wins so far, Gasol has averaged 30.0 points, 10.7 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks and 2.3 treys on 50 percent from the field. Big Spain has been a top-five player for standard leagues over his last 10 and is making a great case for the All-Star team. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Jingle Bells: Utah's Joe Ingles scores 21
    Joe Ingles came off the bench for the banged up Jazz on Thursday and hit 7-of-13 shots, 5-of-9 3-pointers and 2-of-3 free throws for a season-high 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block.

    Advice: Rodney Hood (hamstring) and Gordon Hayward (finger) joined George Hill (toe) in street clothes, and Ingles took advantage, just missing his career high by one point in a season-high 35 minutes. If those three are out again on Saturday, Ingles, and not Joe Johnson, looks like the way to go in fantasy. Just keep in mind that he hadn't scored more than eight points in each of his previous three games, so the key to Ingles' success is the absence of Hayward. Make sure Hayward is out before deploying Ingles. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Harrison struggling from the field
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: And he's ice cold again. Over his last four, Harrison has made just 19.5 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the line. He now has some competition for minutes with Toney Douglas closing this one out and playing great on the offensive end. Harrison has still been good on D, so he may keep his minutes in the mid-20s. He's trending down a bit. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Shelvin Mack plays well in start for Jazz
    Shelvin Mack started alongside Dante Exum on Thursday, as Rodney Hood (hamstring), George Hill (toe) and Gordon Hayward (finger) were all out. He hit 6-of-16 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 19 points, five assists and two steals in the 106-99 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Mack drove to the rack all night and looked much better than Exum, as usual. We don't know when Hill and Hayward will be back, so Mack looks like a nice DFS play again on Saturday against the Kings, if the Jazz's injured list is still packed full of starting guards and wingmen. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Rudy Gobert drops 20 & 17 on Warriors
    Rudy Gobert hit 8-of-8 shots and 4-of-7 free throws on his way to 20 points, 17 rebounds and a block in Thursday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: We were a year early on Gobert, predicting a breakout season last year, but he's crushing right now. He's hit 20 points or more in back-to-back games, has hit double figures in rebounds in nine straight games, and is averaging 13.8 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.0 blocks on 77 percent shooting over his last five. Wow. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Marc Gasol (groin) in the starting lineup
    Marc Gasol (groin) will start against the Blazers on Thursday night.

    Advice: He gets an outstanding matchup tonight against a sub-par Blazers interior defense and rebounding. Gasol may have a slight hit in minutes, so he's a risky DFS play even when it's not on a back-to-back set. He's an obvious start in season long leagues. Yesterday, 4:45 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. Yesterday, 4:32 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Thursday against the 76ers.

    Advice: That's his second straight DNP. With Moore out, Buddy Hield should get more run at shooting guard while Langston Galloway and Tim Frazier could run some two-guard combos. Plus, this should help Solomon Hill pick up extra run at the three to help offset the loss of wing depth. Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) out for Thursday
    Ian Mahinmi (knee) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: This signing is not going well for the Wizards so far with Mahinmi getting just 14 minutes in his one game this season. Yesterday, 2:32 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. not on the injury report
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) is not on the injury report for Friday.

    Advice: He banged knees with Goran Dragic and it sounds like he's ready to go. Hardaway Jr. should be looking at some extra minutes on Friday with Kent Bazemore (knee) out again, but he's not going to do too much besides scoring. He's worth a look in DFS. Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) ruled out for Friday
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Brad Stevens called Thomas' groin strain "unpredictable" on Wednesday and Thomas even had a PRP injection, so seeing Thomas ruled out a day ahead of Friday's game makes sense. Marcus Smart was terrific in his start on Wednesday with 13 points while Terry Rozier turned in arguably his best game with 16 points. Jaylen Brown also saw an uptick in playing time sans Thomas. Yesterday, 1:33 pm
  • Marc Gasol (groin) questionable for Thursday
    Marc Gasol (right groin) is questionable for Thursday against the Blazers.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Gasol. He played a whopping 80 minutes combined on Monday and Tuesday, which is by far the most he's played in a back-to-back set. Gasol did play down the stretch on Tuesday night and didn't appear to be hurt. That said, the Grizzlies could choose to be careful with their best player even though they're not on a back-to-back set tonight. If he's out, Zach Randolph and Jarell Martin figure to pick up extra run. JaMychal Green's upside also goes up here. Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell goes through practice
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) went through practice on Thursday.

    Advice: There is still an outside shot Russell can play on Sunday night. Most signs are pointing to Russell coming back for Monday against the Kings, which would make it 22 days since his last action. Russell was originally slated to miss 2-3 weeks due to PRP treatment for knee soreness, and also had an MRI for knee soreness before the season. Hopefully the time off gets him going to be the breakout pick many expected. Yesterday, 1:03 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) questionable Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He's in danger of missing his second straight game, but he is day-to-day. Buddy Hield would be looking at another start if Moore sits, but he hasn't played well this season. Fantasy owners in deep leagues might be better off giving Langston Galloway a look over Hield, as he scored a career-high 26 points in 36 minutes in the double-overtime loss to Memphis on Monday. Yesterday, 10:26 am
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) questionable for Thursday
    Ian Mahinmi (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He reportedly went through portions of the morning shootaround, so we know he's getting closer. The Wizards have every reason to bring him along slowly, so his minutes will be limited if he's able to play Thursday. Leave him on the wire while Marcin Gortat is healthy. Yesterday, 10:01 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doubtful for Friday
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) is doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed that Thomas got a PRP injection for his groin injury on Wednesday and said he "probably" wouldn't play vs. Toronto. With Thomas on the shelf on Wednesday, Marcus Smart drew the start and scored 13 points with three assists, three rebounds, two steals and one trey in 23 minutes (foul trouble), while Terry Rozier produced 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 26 minutes off the bench. Smart should already be owned in standard leagues, but Rozier could have some short-term value. Yesterday, 6:20 am
  • Michael Beasley tweaks ankle, returns
    Michael Beasley scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did suffer a minor injury to his ankle in this one, but he did return and looked fine. Beasley's playing time has seen a slight increase over his last five games with 19.4 in that span, but he's not doing much outside of the 9.4 points per game. Wednesday, 8:30 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) questionable Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. filled in as a starter on Wednesday but he exited in the second half after he "banged" his knee, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Advice: Hardaway didn't return after limping into the locker room in the second half, finishing with seven points and two assists in 22 minutes. Kent Bazemore (knee) will miss at least one more game, giving Hardaway a temporary window for increased production, but that won't matter unless he's healthy. We should have an update after Thursday's shootaround. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back) has no structural damage
    An MRI of Derrick Rose (back) revealed no structural damage.

    Advice: He is listed as day-to-day and is expected to travel with the Knicks for their upcoming road trip. Rose said he's dealt with fatigue in his side and legs, so the Knicks may opt to just give him a few days off. If he is going to miss more time, Brandon Jennings would get most of the run with Ron Baker behind him. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back) will not play vs. Cavs
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: He said he had back spasms on Tuesday, but also said his side, leg and everything was fatigued. He's also going to get an MRI to make sure everything is OK. Considering Rose's injury history and lengthy time to recover, he's likely looking at more games out of the lineup. Brandon Jennings should get a boost in playing time and is worth a look for his short-term boost. Ron Baker should also be in the rotation tonight. Wednesday, 3:15 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) questionable Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Moore sat out Monday's game, and it's not a great sign that he's still being listed as questionable despite having just had a full three days off to rest up. We should have another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Buddy Hield will have another opportunity to start with Langston Galloway flirting with 30 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell out at least two more games
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Wednesday or Friday and is unlikely to play on Sunday.

    Advice: He is going to increase his workload this week with basketball activities. Russell is feeling better and it sounds like he'll be back at some point next week. Until then, Marcelo Huertas will be in the mix while Lou Williams will look to continue his hot streak. Jordan Clarkson has struggled, but he's likely to get an increased opportunity. Brandon Ingram will also have more ball-handling responsibility. Wednesday, 9:52 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. Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. ORL
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Thomas flew back to Boston to receive treatment on his groin injury, and Marcus Smart was spotted sporting a starter jersey during shootaround, so it looks like Smart will be drawing the start tonight making him a reasonable low-budget DFS option. Avery Bradley and Al Horford will do the heavy lifting on offense tonight sans Thomas, and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes. Groin injuries can linger, so Boston may want to take a cautious approach in bringing back Thomas. For now, we'll consider him doubtful for Friday's game against the Raptors. Wednesday, 8:04 am
  • Marc Gasol just wants the ball in his hands
    Marc Gasol said during Tuesday's postgame interview that he just wants the ball in his hands.

    Advice: "I just want the ball," said Gasol. "I don't care where, how, I just want it and to be able to make a decision with it." Gasol is currently operating with a career-high 26.6 usage rate to accompany his career-high 24.5 assist percentage, and those two things have culminated in him pumping out top-30 value on the year with averages of 19.2 points, 5.9 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.5 triples and just 2.1 turnovers per game. He's going to be a beast moving forward sans Mike Conley (back). Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Derrick Rose (back) questionable Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (back spasms) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Cavs.

    Advice: "It calmed down. It’s just spasms. Usually when you have back spasms or back problems, it comes from somewhere else — it could be hamstring, it could be groin, could be something else," Rose said. "[Tuesday night], my right side, my right leg, everything was fatigued and kind of quit. [Wednesday] we'll be able to find out what it is." Rose appears to be headed for a game-time call, but if he's out, Brandon Jennings will likely draw the start and he'd be an option in DFS. Wednesday, 6:16 am
  • Joe Ingles starts 2nd half, scores seven
    Joe Ingles started the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Suns and scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rodney Hood tweaked his right hamstring, so Ingles got the call in the second half over Joe Johnson. We still like Johnson as the better add if we learn that Hood will miss time, so it's safe to leave Ingles on the wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Rudy Gobert scores career-high 22 points
    Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's 112-105 win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Stifle Tower was coming off a 14-point, 17-rebound and five-block effort against the Lakers the previous night and kept his foot on the gas pedal with 11 rebounds and four blocks Tuesday. He also hit 10-of-11 free throws on the night, bringing his season average up to 66.9 percent. You can check out his final dunk of the game in the link below. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores two points in win
    Andrew Harrison scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the 76ers.

    Advice: He added four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes, but this was his third game in a row with a brutal FG percentage. He's shooting just 20.6 percent from the field in that span, and rookie Wade Baldwin made a case for more minutes with a career-high 11 points. Harrison is going to be hard to trust, but as long as he's starting he should be able to provide his owners with a trickle of assists, steals, triples and blocks. Tuesday, 8:41 pm
  • Marc Gasol posts serviceable line w/ 26 pts
    Marc Gasol scored 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 96-91 win over the 76ers.

    Advice: This was the second night of a back-to-back set after Gasol triple-doubled on Monday with 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in a double-overtime win. He played 46 minutes in that contest, so coach David Fizdale said before Tuesday's game that he would play a "serviceable" amount of minutes vs Philly. Apparently that means 34. Gasol is rolling right now and his owners just need to hope that he stays healthy. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back spasms) won't return
    Derrick Rose is dealing with back spasms and will not return to Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: He's yet to miss a game this season, but his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers is up in the air at this point. Rose finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals on 4-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes. The Knicks should provide an update after the game, but Brandon Jennings will be worth a look if we learn that Rose is in danger of missing time. Tuesday, 6:22 pm
  • Marc Gasol will play 'serviceable' mins Tues
    Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale said that Marc Gasol will play a "serviceable" amount of minutes during Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: This could be a clue that Gasol will head to the bench early if the game turns into a blowout, thus making Gasol a slightly riskier play in daily leagues. He's obviously a must-start guy in season-long settings, though. Tuesday, 3:34 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) ruled out for Tuesday
    Ian Mahinmi (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Mahinmi has only managed to suit up for one game this season, and Tuesday will be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines. In other words, he belongs on the waiver wire everywhere. Tuesday, 2:23 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will begin on-court work
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been cleared to start going through on-court work with the Lakers, although he will not be traveling to Houston for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Russell is reportedly "feeling better," although Walton did acknowledge that it's unlikely he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix or Sunday vs. the Knicks. Perhaps there's a chance that he can get back to the court for Monday's game in Sacramento, but that would be on the early end of his initial 2-3 week timetable. For now, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Russell's absence, with Sweet Lou offering the most upside. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doesn't practice Tues
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice. Tuesday, 11:58 am
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) questionable for Tuesday
    Ian Mahinmi (knee) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Mahinmi has missed four straight games due to a knee issue. He has appeared in just one game this season, and shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 9:37 am
  • Rudy Gobert scores 14 w/ 17 boards, 5 blocks
    Rudy Gobert scored 14 points with 17 rebounds, five blocks, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes in a 107-101 win over the Lakers on Monday.

    Advice: He tied his season highs in rebounds and blocks, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line. Gobert has been feasting all season long with averages of 10.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, and he's currently flirting with third-round value in standard leagues. He should have a big day against the Suns on Tuesday. Monday, 10:48 pm
  • Marc Gasol triple-doubles in double-OT win
    Marc Gasol's crazy season continued on Monday when he had 28 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 11-of-25 shooting in 46 minutes of Monday's 110-108 double-overtime win against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Gasol is insane right now, knocking down threes and flirting with a Russell Westbrook-like line tonight. Gasol, never known for assists or 3-pointers, has hit a three in all but three games this season, and has racked up 19 dimes over his last two games. He's returning third-round value right now, but that arrow appears to be pointing up after this one. And over his last five games? He's averaging 21.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting. Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Michael Beasley ejected on Monday
    Michael Beasley was ejected on Monday vs. the Spurs with two technical fouls.

    Advice: He was involved in a shoving match with Davis Bertans because he took exception to a shove on Greg Monroe by Dewayne Dedmon. Beasley finished with eight points on 3-of-3 shooting with one rebound and one block in 13 minutes. Monday, 6:57 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) won't play Monday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: His toe was an issue earlier in the season, so the Pelicans are going to be cautious. Jrue Holiday (toe) is also out, meaning we should see a lot of Tim Frazier and Buddy Hield Monday. Langston Galloway should also see a good chunk of minutes at both guard spots. Monday, 2:39 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will be re-evaluated Tuesday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Russell was originally scheduled to be re-evaluated on Monday, but a scheduling conflict delayed the process by one day. He's currently in the early stages of Week-2, and if all goes well with his checkup on Tuesday, he could advance to on-court work. As for Monday's game against Utah, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will likely be logging heavy minutes with Jose Calderon (hamstring), Russell and Nick Young (Achilles) all on the sidelines. Monday, 1:21 pm
  • Derrick Rose posts 20/6/6 in win vs. Kings
    Derrick Rose lit up the Kings on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: D-Rose hasn't missed a game this season and he's starting to find his groove with the Knicks. In his previous eight games he was averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 5.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 0.6 triples -- crucially, he also made 44.9 percent FGs and 86.7 percent FTs during that stretch. We're always leery of his long-term health, but he should be in your lineups while he's running hot. Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starts, logs 23 minutes Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore started at SG on Sunday and finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Moore was 5-of-11 from the field, while Anthony Davis was 14-of-32, but the other three starters were a combined 5-of-20 in tonight's road loss. The Pelicans' lineup is still in flux, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return, and Moore doesn't have much upside even if he does keep the starting SG job. Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starting, Frazier to the bench
    E'Twaun Moore will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

    Advice: Moore has been much better as a starter this season, owning averages of 11.4 points, 3.0 assists, 1.1 triples, 0.9 steals and 1.3 turnovers per game on 45.7 percent shooting, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do tonight with a tough matchup against OKC. Frazier will have more opportunity to run the offense with the second unit, so this might not be the worst thing for his value. For what it's worth, Alvin Gentry said we'll "see what happens" with tonight's new starting lineup, so this may not be a permanent change. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) ruled out for Monday
    Ian Mahinmi (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game in a row on the shelf. This is not the same knee that he had offseason surgery on, but the Wizards are going to play it safe with their $64 million backup center. He was able to practice Sunday, so he's considered day-to-day. Sunday, 10:37 am
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Saturday, 9:45 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Saturday, 8:48 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. Saturday, 8:15 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. Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Derrick Rose thrives in the starting lineup
    Derrick Rose scored 24 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: There's been talk of Rose wanting an in-season contract extension, so this game may help his case. Rose has looked good over his last four, averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. Compared to last year, his usage rate is down, his efficiency is way up and he's been better in other categories. Still, Rose only has 11th-round value on the year despite his improvements. Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) will not play Friday
    Ian Mahinmi (knee) will not play Friday night vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Mahinmi has appeared in just one game this season and holds no fantasy value. Jason Smith should see a few additional minutes. Friday, 10:03 am
  • Marc Gasol scores 25 points in win vs. Magic
    Marc Gasol scored 25 points in 32 minutes during a 95-94 comeback win over the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists, five blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: What a huge win for the Grizzlies. Coach David Fizdale continues to talk up The Nasty Nine, and his squad has just been money in tough situations. In fact, the Grizzlies are now 5-0 on the second night of a back-to-back set and they improved to 8-0 when the margin is within three points in the final minute. As for Gasol, the solid playing time after 35 minutes on Wednesday. He'll likely get rest at some point, but expect Gasol to post great stats sans Mike Conley (back). Thursday, 10:26 pm
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Thursday, 9:58 pm
  • Rudy Gobert is a rebounding machine
    Rudy Gobert hit 3-of-4 shots for six points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks in 35 minutes on Thursday night.

    Advice: Despite a tough matchup, Gobert was able to hold his own under the glass, making it the 14th time this season he records double-digit rebounds. He has also blocked three or more shots in four straight games. His next game is against the Nuggets who he fared well against last season. Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Joe Ingles brings spark off bench
    Joe Ingles scored 15 points in Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, adding four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Ingles played 22 minutes off the bench, but ignited the offense with three 3-pointers and played the entire fourth quarter. It was the most minutes that he has played since Nov. 14 and only the third time this season he has played 22 or more minutes. Once the Jazz gets healthier, Ingles will see his role diminish. Thursday, 9:38 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Updating a previous item, Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should still get solid minutes, especially with how frequently the Heat go small. Ingles isn't quite as appealing as Joe Johnson, but he's in the mix for owners in deep leagues. Thursday, 5:37 pm
  • Grizzlies sticking with the same starters
    The Grizzlies will start Andrew Harrison, Tony Allen, Troy Williams, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol on Thursday.

    Advice: it's a home game on a back-to-back set, so there's a chance Gasol's minutes take a slight dip to play some of the younger guys. He should be very busy while Mike Conley (back) is on the mend. Thursday, 4:49 pm
  • Joe Ingles likely to start for Rodney Hood
    Joe Ingles is likely to start for Rodney Hood (hamstring) against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: It makes sense to keep the second unit together and bring Joe Johnson off the bench. Ingles actually exploded in his only start this year, scoring 20.0 points in 33 minutes. With the Jazz very thin on the outside, both Joe and Jingles should be getting big minutes. Thursday, 4:11 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi gets treatment on Thursday
    Ian Mahinmi (right knee) received treatment on Thursday.

    Advice: He had surgery on his left knee, so it's not an aggravation to his knee. Considering the Wizards aren't too thin, they may want to bring Mahinmi along slowly. Thursday, 12:07 pm
  • Derrick Rose loses some minutes to Jennings
    Derrick Rose played 24 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 11 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Brandon Jennings gave the Knicks some really good minutes, so coach Jeff Hornacek went with him over Rose -- Jennings played the entire fourth while Rose played just three minutes. Both point guards were used together for 10 minutes tonight, which has been an upward trend as the year has gone on. Rose has been playing well, but he only has late-round value. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores career-high 21 points
    Andrew Harrison started at PG for Memphis on Wednesday, finishing with a career-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers, four assists, three steals and two rebounds.

    Advice: Mike Conley (back) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, and Harrison is a great pickup even though the Grizzlies might add a veteran PG in the near future. He leads all rookies in minutes played and is the fifth rookie this year to score 20+ points in a game. He averaged 18.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting in the D-League last season, and is worth grabbing until we see where the chips fall in Memphis. Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. TOR
    Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With Mike Conley (back) looking at a lengthy absence, Harrison will be Memphis' starting point guard until they sign someone else, and he could be worth a look as a DFS punt play. Tony Allen, Troy Williams, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will join Harrison in the starting unit, and Wade Baldwin should see a decent amount of minutes off the bench. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) out against the Thunder
    Ian Mahinmi (right knee) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not go through shootaround and the Wizards will just be safe with Mahinmi. He had surgery on left knee, so this is something different. There will be a couple extra minutes for Jason Smith tonight. Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell to have doc visit Monday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will see a doctor on Monday.

    Advice: He's progressing just fine from his PRP treatment and should be back next week at some point. Russell didn't have any structural damage to his knee, but he's been dealing with soreness since before the season. He's a solid buy-low target. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • Conley's timetable depends on pain tolerance?
    Coach David Fizdale said Mike Conley's (back) timetable will fluctuate based on pain tolerance.

    Advice: Conley is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks due to a transverse process fracture in his back. Medically speaking, that part of his back isn't tied to nerves in the spine, so hopefully there aren't lingering effects. While he's out, we'll get a ton of Andrew Harrison as the starter while Wade Baldwin IV will see plenty of minutes. Harrison has been awful, but maybe the new role can get him going. Wednesday, 11:59 am
  • Ian Mahinmi (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Ian Mahinmi (right knee) did not participate during shootaround, and he is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Mahinmi was also limited during Tuesday's practice, so he's probably much closer to doubtful for tonight's game. He's not worth owning anywhere, and his absence will have a negligible impact in fantasy hoops. Wednesday, 10:29 am
  • Mike Conley (back) could beat timetable?
    There's a chance that Mike Conley (back) will be able to beat his 6-8 week timetable.

    Advice: While a transverse process fracture is nothing to shrug at, it is the least worrisome of the potentially serious back injuries, and it's not something we haven't seen before. Both Jason Thompson and Hedo Turkoglu dealt with this injury, and on average, they were back on the court within 2-3 weeks. However, every injury is different, so while there's a chance Conley could beat his timetable, there's currently not enough information out there to make a declarative statement here. The Grizzlies will reportedly be bringing in veteran PGs for tryouts, but Andrew Harrison and Wade Baldwin will be running the show until they bring in additional help. Wednesday, 6:25 am
  • Rudy Gobert goes for 16-14-3 in win
    Rudy Gobert hit 5-of-7 shots and 6-of-8 free throws for 16 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in Tuesday's win over Clint Capela and the Rockets.

    Advice: Gobert, a dud last season after a bunch of hype, has it in cruise control right now, double-doubling in four straight games and averaging 15.3 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks over his last four games. Denver's Nikola Jokic is this year's version of last season's Gobert, so there's still hope for Jokic. As for Gobert, just wind him up and turn him loose until further notice. Tuesday, 9:18 pm
  • Michael Beasley scores 17 off the bench
    Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting on Tuesday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He added two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triple in a season-high 26 minutes. Beasley took some minutes away from Tony Snell and Mirza Teletovic (DNP-CD), and he's scored in double digits in back-to-back games for the first time this season. However, he's a one-trick pony in fantasy and won't really help you outside of the scoring column. Leave him on the wire in standard leagues. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore bumped to the bench on Tuesday
    E'Twaun Moore will be bumped to the bench on Tuesday night as Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday will start alongside each other in the Pelicans backcourt.

    Advice: Coming into Tuesday, Moore had started each of the 17 games he had played in this season. He had a terrific start to the season, but his playing time and production has leveled off recently. Over the Pelicans last five games, Moore is averaging 8.8 points (on 45.2 percent shooting), 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Moore will still have big scoring nights here and there, but with Holiday back in the mix full time, there simply aren't enough minutes to justify a roster spot for Moore in most leagues. Tuesday, 4:29 pm
  • Andrew Harrison likely to start at PG for Mem
    With Mike Conley (back) out for the next six weeks, the Grizzlies will likely be forced to start Andrew Harrison at point guard.

    Advice: Harrison was undrafted out of Kentucky and spent last season in the D-League. He made the Grizz this year after a strong showing in training camp and quickly earned coach David Fizdale's trust, securing a spot in the rotation. Harrison is averaging over 25 minutes per game this season and is actually fifth on the Grizzlies in total minutes played. However, he has struggled of late. He is just 1-of-18 from the field (5.6 percent) over Memphis' last three games. Nonetheless, the Grizz simply don't have a veteran PG to rely on. Unless Memphis trades for another guard, they will probably start Harrison and play Wade Baldwin behind him off the bench. Harrison has a chance to play 30-plus minutes a night, but will likely only be a fantasy asset in deep leagues. Tuesday, 11:26 am
  • Grizz's Mike Conley (back) to miss six weeks
    Mike Conley suffered a transverse process fracture in his vertebrae on Monday night and is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks of action.

    Advice: Ouch. This is obviously a tough blow for both the Grizzlies and Mike Conley owners. He will be re-evaluated in a month, and we should have a clearer picture of his status going forward at that point. After signing the richest contract in NBA history this past summer, Conley was off to a great start this season. He was averaging career-highs in points (19.2), rebounds (3.6), blocks (0.6) and 3-pointers (2.5). The Grizz don't have a reliable, veteran point guard to turn to. Andrew Harrison will most likey start. He'll be backed up by fellow rookie Wade Baldwin. Tuesday, 10:41 am
  • Mike Conley (back) to re-evaluated on Tuesday
    Mike Conley (lower back injury) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coach David Fizdale said he didn't know Conley's status for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors and Conley wasn't in the locker room after the game to answer questions. Conley has been battling through a variety of ailments this season and should be considered questionable for Wednesday. Andrew Harrison hasn't been playing well, but he's likely the next man up if Conley misses time. Monday, 9:27 pm
  • Rudy Gobert scores 16 w/ 17 boards, 3 blocks
    Rudy Gobert was everywhere on Monday vs. the Wolves, scoring 16 points with 17 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Stifle Tower grabbed eight of his rebounds on the offensive glass and hit 5-of-10 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. The Jazz are second in the NBA in defensive efficiency and Gobert is the main reason why. He's averaging 3.2 blocks per game over his last five and is pulling down 12.2 rebounds per game in that span. He'll be an early-round value the rest of the way if he keeps this up. Monday, 9:05 pm
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