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  • Nets lower asking price on Brook Lopez
    The Nets have lowered their asking price on Brook Lopez and are now willing to accept a first and second-round pick, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Nets were initially demanding two first-round picks in exchange for their best player. However, after seeing how little the Kings got in return for DeMarcus Cousins, it appears they have been forced to re-access Lopez's market value. If Lopez were to get traded, his usage rate would likely decline, as he is the focal point of the Nets offense, but a new team would likely play him more than Brooklyn does. Ultimately, we would have to wait and see where he might end up before attempting to predicting his future fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:01 am
  • ESPN: Pacers have interest in Jahlil Okafor
    Indiana is pursuing Jahlil Okafor prior to Thursday's trade deadline, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

    Advice: At this point, it seems as though more than half the league has been attached to a Jahlil Okafor rumor. Chris Hayes of ESPN had previously reported that the Pacers would be willing to trade their 2017 first-round pick in the right deal if it meant improving its roster, which would ultimately increase their chances of re-signing Paul George. However, a pick in the mid-teens seems like an awfully small return for Sixers to accept for Okafor, who was selected with the third overall pick in the 2015 draft. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Report: BOS may discuss Bogut trade w/ Dallas
    The Mavs and Celtics are expected to discuss a deal that would send Andrew Bogut to Boston in exchange for one of the Celtics first-round picks, according to Mike Fisher of Scout.com.

    Advice: This rumor has not been confirmed by any other national outlets, so it's unknown how accurate it is. The report states that such a trade is dependant on Boston first making another, larger move. The deal with Dallas would purportedly center around Bogut and his expiring contract in exchange for Tyler Zeller and one of Boston's less valuable future first-round picks. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:45 am
  • Cavs keeping an eye on Langston Galloway
    If Langston Galloway is waived by the Kings, the Cavs would "love to have him," according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports as to whether Sacramento intends to waive the recently-acquired Galloway. Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported that Galloway would be waived, but Kings GM Vlade Divac said on Monday that the Kings did not have any plans to release him. Galloway is unlikely to have much fantasy value, whether he stays in Sacramento or ends up in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:53 am
  • Report: Pels willing to pay Holiday max money
    Basketball Insiders is reporting that the Pelicans are willing to offer Jrue Holiday a "max or near max deal" when he hits free agency this summer.

    Advice: Holiday has played extremely well this season, especially of late. Over the Pels last 13 games, Holiday is averaging 21.8 points, 8.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.0 treys, while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from 3-point territory. Heading into this season, it was unknown what kind of salary Holiday would be able to demand when he hit free agency, but his strong play may force New Orleans' hand, especially after they just committed to a "win now" approach by trading for DeMarcus Cousins. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:34 am
  • Report: Suns interested in Derrick Favors
    The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that the Suns have expressed interest in potentially trading for Derrick Favors.

    Advice: Favors has had a disappointing season due largely to a nagging knee injury he has been battling since training camp. He is averaging just 9.2 points (while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 63.5 percent from the free throw line) and 6.1 rebounds in the 40 games he has appeared in. Still, when healthy, he has shown star potential and he's locked into an affordable contract through 2018. According to the report, "Utah has been willing to listen" to offers for Favors. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 am
  • IND continues to reject any calls about PG13
    The Pacers continue to reject any calls about Paul George, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: Per Lowe, Indiana is banking on the new CBA increasing their odds to retain PG13. George is under contract for at least one more season after this. Furthermore, the Pacers will be able to pay him far more than any other team even if he doesn't sign an extension and ultimately becomes an unrestricted free agent in July of 2018. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • ESPN: Jazz have interest in Lou Williams
    Some members of the Utah Jazz front office have expressed interest in trading for Lou Williams, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: The Lakers are in the early stages of a rebuild, so flipping the 30-year old Williams for a draft pick certainly makes sense. Earlier this week it was reported by multiple outlets that the Wizards had discussions with the Lakers regarding Williams. L.A. surely hopes a bidding war drives up the asking price. If Lou Will does get dealt, D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson would see a boost in playing time and fantasy value over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Mario Chalmers to audition for the Pelicans
    The Pelicans are looking to add a guard and will host Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson for a tryout this week.

    Advice: After trading away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, the Pelicans roster is a bit unbalanced. Thus, they are looking to add depth to their backcourt. Chalmers recently auditioned for the Cavs but did not sign with Cleveland. He has plenty of NBA experience but is still working his way back from a torn Achilles injury that he suffered last March. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 am
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  • Nets not 'actively shopping' Brook Lopez
    According to the New York Porst, the Nets are not "actively shopping" Brook Lopez, as they have found other teams are unwilling to meet their asking price.

    Advice: Brooklyn was willing to trade Lopez if they got two first-round picks in return. However, with DeMarcus Cousins netting relatively little in return for Sacramento, Brooklyn saw that the market had been set. In addition, New Orleans was one of the teams that the Nets were discussing a deal with. Also, the Nets don't own the rights to their first-round pick this year or next, so they have no motivation to dump Lopez simply to secure a higher draft pick. It now seems likely Lopez will remain with the Nets past the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:34 am
  • Report: Chris Paul to re-sign with Clippers
    Basketball Insiders is reporting that Chris Paul and the Clippers have already "verbally agreed" to signing a new, long-term contract this summer.

    Advice: CP3 has a player option of $24.3 million for the 2017-18 season. He is expected to opt out this summer and then sign a new, five-year deal worth north of $200 million. Paul turns 32 in May, so inking to him to a massive, long-term contract is somewhat risky, as he will be making over $30 million annually during his age-35 and age-36 seasons. However, he is still playing at a very high level and his game is not overly dependent on athleticism, so he will likely age better than other comparable point guards. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
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  • BOS not expected to trade for Blake Griffin
    The Celtics have reportedly "talked intermittently" with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, but a deal "is extremely unlikely."

    Advice: Griffin is set to hit free agency this summer, so the Celtics aren't going to throw away assets at the deadline when they can simply pursue him during the offseason if they still have cap space. The Pacers aren't returning Boston's calls about Paul George, so it sounds like Jimmy Butler remains their primary target with the deadline looming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Clippers still hoping to land Carmelo Anthony
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Clippers are "still kicking the tires on everything" including their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.

    Advice: Melo has reiterated his desire to remain in New York time and time again, and Phil Jackson's tactics to drive him out of the city has only hardened his resolve to stay put. Anthony still holds all the power with his no-trade clause, so the chances of him agreeing to a deal appear to be very slim. The Clippers won't give up any of their core four guys in Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick, so Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford would likely be the guys to go if this "pipedream" becomes a reality for LAC. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Jazz exploring the market for Derrick Favors?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN said that the Jazz have explored the market for Derrick Favors over the last few weeks.

    Advice: Favors hasn't been the same since he suffered a knee injury during the preseason, but it sounds like the Jazz are just doing their due diligence. The Jazz are hoping to re-sign both George Hill and Gordon Hayward, so they are going to be financially strapped when Favors hits free agency during the summer of 2018. The Jazz don't want to weaken their team ahead of the playoffs, so if they do move Favors they probably wouldn't do it until the offseason. There's no reason to stash Trey Lyles outside of very deep leagues unless we get wind of something. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • ESPN: Wizards interested in Lou Williams
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Wizards have "explored trading a protected first-round pick" for Lou Williams.

    Advice: This confirms a report by The Vertical on Sunday, so there's definitely something here. The Lakers are going to be sellers at the deadline and are looking for draft picks, while the Wizards are looking to upgrade their second unit for a playoff push. Williams is on the books for $7 million this season and $7 million in 2017-18, and with averages of 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.1 triples in just 24.2 minutes per game this season, it's easy to see why contenders will have their eyes on him at the deadline. If Williams finds a new home, that will benefit D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels could be on the move?
    The Rockets may move K.J. McDaniels prior to the deadline according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

    Advice: McDaniels isn't in the rotation right now and the Rockets are chasing a "win-now move," so his contract is expendable. He would likely be a "sweetener" in a larger deal, so there's no reason to stash the athletic wing. Nothing is imminent on the trade front for Houston, though they were recently linked to Denver's Wilson Chandler. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:44 pm
  • SAC plans to keep Langston Galloway and Evans
    Kings GM Vlade Divac said that the Kings currently do not have any plans to release Langston Galloway or Tyreke Evans.

    Advice: An earlier report by Adrian Wojnarowski of the Verticle stated that the Kings intended to waive Galloway, but Divac is apparently deviating from that standpoint, although he did leave the door open by saying "at least for now." Galloway is in an overly crowded backcourt in Sacramento, so if he does stay with the team, it's unlikely he'll have much value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Kings waive Matt Barnes
    With the DeMarcus Cousins trade finalized, the Kings waived Matt Barnes on Monday.

    Advice: The Kings just don't have room on their roster after bringing in Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield, so Barnes is the odd man out here. He shouldn't have any trouble finding a contract with a contender, but Barnes is unlikely to land in a situation where he'll provide much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:27 pm
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  • Kings expected to waive F Matt Barnes
    The Kings are expected to waive Matt Barnes according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

    Advice: The Kings are bringing in three players in Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield, so they have to cut one player to make the necessary roster room. With Omri Casspi now in New Orleans and Arron Afflalo and Ben McLemore on the trade block, this would leave the Kings very thin on the wings. Buddy Hield should be busy right away. As for Barnes, he should have no problem finding another team if he's waived. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 am
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  • Willie Cauley-Stein looking at more run?
    Willie Cauley-Stein is looking at a bump in minutes in Sacramento.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and his 34.4 minutes per game are gone and the Kings didn't bring back a center in their deal with New Orleans, so WCS is a candidate for a much larger role. Coach Dave Joerger has been hesitant to use the second-year center for most of the season, but now he doesn't really have a choice. WCS has per-36 minute averages of 16.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks, so feel free to take a flier on him if you need a big. Just keep in mind that he's a career 63.3 percent shooter from the line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • Langston Galloway to SAC in Cousins deal?
    Langston Galloway will reportedly be traded to the Kings as part of a deal sending DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.

    Advice: He is fully expected to be waived, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Galloway had some bright spots earlier this season while Jrue Holiday was out, so he should get some interest on either waivers or as a free agent. He has been out of the rotation at times lately, so he's almost certainly going to be added as a second-string guy at best. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:54 pm
  • Lou Williams a target for the Wizards?
    Lou Williams could be a potential trade target for the Wizards according to The Vertical.

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

    Advice: The Knicks haven't brought him a potential deal in recent days, suggesting that the talks with the Clippers, Cavaliers and Celtics have cooled. Melo still holds all the power with his no-trade clause, and Phil Jackson's tactics to drive him out of New York have backfired. Barring a surprise, expect Melo to finish out the season in New York. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:50 am
  • Report: Blazers were very close on Okafor
    The 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup last week because a deal with Portland was close to happening, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Blazers lost interest in this deal because they went with Denver's offer for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick for Mason Plumlee. The Blazers were reportedly interested in Okafor before this, but it's interesting to hear that may have been the main reason why Okafor was out of the lineup. The second-year big man may be the most likely to be traded before Thursday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:37 pm
  • Joel Embiid wants 76ers to keep Jahlil Okafor
    Joel Embiid said he wants the Sixers to keep Jahlil Okafor, as opposed to trading him at the deadline.

    Advice: "We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we want to," said Embiid. "We have a lot of talent. Anytime you have that type of talent, you got to find ways to make it work." The Sixers have seemingly been on the brink of an Okafor deal for a week now, but Okafor is still a member of the 76ers. With five days remaining before the Feb. 23 deadline, plenty more rumors involving Okafor will inevitably surface. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:48 am
  • Pacers could ship their first-round pick
    The Pacers have made their first-round pick available to help Paul George, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

    Advice: This is nothing new after they traded their first-round pick last year to get Thaddeus Young. According to the report, the Pacers are hoping that pick would translate to the addition of either an established wing or established frontline player. As we saw last week, the Pacers really need some depth at power forward while Glenn Robinson III isn't exactly a strong starter. This shouldn't affect George, Myles Turner or Jeff Teague, assuming the Pacers don't make a massive deal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Davis wants Pelicans to re-sign Jrue Holiday
    Anthony Davis said he plans to be "very involved" in the Pelicans efforts to re-sign Jrue Holiday this summer.

    Advice: Holiday will be one of the more sought-after free agents on the open market this summer. He has been remarkably efficient on offense this season. He's shooting a carer-high 46.8 percent from the floor and 39.3 percent from 3-point territory. Davis, who signed a five-year extension last summer, wants Holiday to stay in New Orleans. "I talk to Jrue all the time. He'll make his own decisions, but of course, we like him here," said Davis. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:39 am
  • Andrew Bogut doesn't believe he'll be traded
    Andrew Bogut doesn't believe he will be moved prior to the NBA trade deadline.

    Advice: Bogut played 18 minutes on Wednesday, his first appearance in February. When asked afterward about a potential trade, Bogut replied: "That's not a question for me to answer. But I don't think anything's going to happen." Bogut has been unable to stay healthy this season and has very limited fantasy value, whether he stays in Dallas or is traded elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:45 am
  • Paul George scores 17 on off shooting
    Paul George made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points during a 111-98 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Nate McMillan left George in a little longer than usual in the third, but it still wasn't enough to now put the Pacers on a six-game losing streak. George has been particularly bad in those last four, making just 34.4 percent from the field in those losses. A big reason why is he's made just three shots at the rim and went just 4-of-22 on his mid-range shots -- that's usually the main reason why he slumps. He'll head to his fourth All-Star Game and look to get it going again after that. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:46 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 17 points vs. Hawks
    Blake Griffin scored 17 points during a 99-84 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Clippers won this game with defense to end their first half on a four-game winning streak. They were dominating with defense earlier this season and are 19-3 when they hold their opponents under 100 points this season. Griffin is also coming into the break on a roll, averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys on 53.4 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the line in his previous February games. He'll have a tough time keeping up these numbers when Chris Paul (hand) comes back and BG has been a little injury prone, so this may be a decent sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein shoots 6-of-16 in 24 mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein got extended run in garbage time on Wednesday, finishing 6-of-16 from the field for 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings lost the third quarter 42-15, ending their dreams of beating the Warriors in two consecutive meetings, and it was garbage time after that. DeMarcus Cousins didn't play down the stretch, allowing WCS to play the entire fourth quarter, so take this game in context. His role is increasing but he's still a tough sell in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Matt Barnes starts 2nd half w/ Afflalo out
    Matt Barnes started the second half on Wednesday with Arron Afflalo out due to hamstring stiffness, finishing with 15 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Barnes added three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer, while making 5-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws. He's really benefited since Garrett Temple (hamstring) went down on Jan. 31, and has now collected double-digit rebounds in five of his past nine games. His fantasy value after the A.S. break hinges largely on what the Kings do, or don't do, at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
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  • Carmelo Anthony named All-Star replacement
    Carmelo Anthony, who was named an All-Star replacement on Wednesday, finished a road loss in OKC with 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, six 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Melo has now made eight straight All-Star teams, although it took an injury to Kevin Love for him to make the cut this season. As for all the trade talk engulfing the Knicks, Melo continues to downplay the rumors. "I never thought I would be anywhere [other than New York]," he said. "Nothing came to my table for me to look at. Until that time comes, then they don't need for me to even talk about the [no-trade] clause." If he were to be dealt, he'd be hard-pressed to duplicate his current 29.6 percent usage. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor back in action, plays 17 mins
    Jahlil Okafor returned to action on Wednesday, posting four points, four rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 17 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Okafor had been a DNP-CD recently, due to swirling trade rumors, but Philly surprisingly did an about-face and activated him tonight. He had a few defensive lapses and didn't do much to increase his trade appeal, but he's still a prime suspect to be playing elsewhere after the break. He's just a stash in the hopes that he lands in an ideal spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:36 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays 18 minutes in return
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Jan. 30 and wasn't even expected to give it a go tonight, but the Mavs probably wanted to prove that he was healthy with the trade deadline looming -- Bogut's name has been in the rumor mill all season and his expiring contract makes him an obvious trade chip. Bogut is a nice per-minute guy, but the problem is that he can't really handle significant workloads at this point in his career. He would likely join a contender if he was moved, so there's not much stash appeal here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:20 pm
  • Paul George starts hot, finishes cold in loss
    Paul George went ice cold after a strong start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Cavs with 13 points on 4-of-19 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and no defensive stats in 36 minutes.

    Advice: George recently expressed his frustration with the Pacers' struggles. "We see what works for us and then we go away from it," George said. "It's very frustrating, especially losing to Eastern [Conference] teams, where these games are going to come down to late March, early April, where we're playing desperate basketball trying to make the playoffs." Indiana is riding a five-game losing streak, but they have one more chance to turn things around in Thursday's pre-break finale. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Lopez hits six 3-pointers and blocks 8 shots
    Brook Lopez posted a historic stat line in the Nets loss to Milwaukee on Monday night, as he became the first player in NBA history to make at least six 3-pointers and block eight shots in a game.

    Advice: Lopez scored 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 6-of-10 from 3-point territory. In addition to the eight blocks, he also added four rebounds, one assist and one steal. The eight blocks tie a career-high. Lopez had made a total of three 3-pointers over the first eight years (487 games) of his NBA career. He enters the All-Star break this season having knocked down 90 treys in 51 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • Anthony unlikely to waive no-trade clause
    Carmelo Anthony said he's given no indication to Knicks management that he has any intention of waiving his no-trade clause.

    Advice: This has been a constant theme, and while it hasn't stopped the trade rumors from swirling around Melo, it seems extremely unlikely that he'll be moved at the deadline. The Knicks are currently just three games out of the playoff hunt, and as long as they're relevant, Anthony won't be in any danger of a potential shutdown. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:28 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will play Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Bogut was originally ruled out for Wednesday's game, but after going through shootaround the Mavs decided to let him take the court for Dallas' final game prior to the break. He's been on the sidelines since Jan. 30, so he may not be working with a full complement of minutes tonight. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Jahlil Okafor will be available to play Weds
    Jahlil Okafor was a full participant during shootaround and he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Okafor will come off the bench behind Nerlens Noel tonight, so he's not a great option in most leagues with 14 games on the slate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:17 am
  • Report: Lakers are actively shopping Williams
    The Lakers are reportedly actively shopping Lou Williams, and it seems likely that he will be moved by the trade deadline.

    Advice: At 30 years old, Williams just doesn't make much sense on a rebuilding roster, and with a cap friendly contract, the Lakers should be able to get some nice return if they choose to deal the Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Sending away Sweet Lou would also open up minutes for Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell, but Williams would likely lose some value playing outside of Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:53 am
  • Jahlil Okafor expected to play on Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor is expected to come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Okafor missed the 76ers initial flight to Boston, but he's now rejoined the team and is expected to be in the rotation tonight. As a reserve, Okafor tends to only see around 20 minutes a night, so he's not a great option in most settings. Nerlens Noel will get the start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:21 am
  • Matt Barnes scores 5, fills stat sheet in win
    Matt Barnes came off the bench and hit 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, but also had six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Barnes has been an intriguing pickup since Rudy Gay's season ended and is worth a look, averaging 11 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five games. He's getting 30 minutes a night right now and is capable of putting up big numbers at any time. He's just struggled to get many shots with DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison and Ben McLemore getting serious usage on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:44 pm
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  • Lou Williams scores 29 points w/ four treys
    Lou Williams scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 24 minutes and scored 19 points alone in the fourth quarter to nearly steal this one for the Lakers. Williams also hit 5-of-5 from the line and racked up five assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers. Williams is on a bargain of a contract and he's expected to draw a ton of interest at the deadline, so his value could take a hit if he's moved to a contender. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor joins the 76ers in Boston
    Jahlil Okafor joined up with the 76ers in Boston in advance of Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This doesn't mean he will play by any means, as the 76ers don't want to risk an injury while they continue to shop him. For what it's worth, coach Brett Brown said the team will welcome him back with open arms if they don't find a new home for him. He belongs on the wire unless you have the roster spot to stash him with the Feb. 23 deadline looming. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:59 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He previously said he was going to play, while coach Rick Carlisle initially gave him a 25 percent chance of suiting up. His next chance to play will be on Feb. 24 against the Wolves, assuming the Mavs don't deal him before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:11 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 13 points
    Derrick Favors scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: You could argue that Favors was Utah's best player tonight, as Gordon Hayward and George Hill combined to score 13 points and Rudy Gobert was outplayed by DeAndre Jordan. Favors hit 5-of-11 shots from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, a welcome sight for his owners after he was held to six points in each of his last two games. He's been a bust and probably isn't close to 100 percent after battling a knee issue since the preseason, but he's worth holding onto. Maybe he will get it going after the break. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 26 points in win
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points to lead the Clippers to a 88-72 win over the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Griffin was just named the Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 26.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists in his last three games, and he certainly looked the part tonight. He finished 11-of-18 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, adding 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes. As good as Griffin has been, he has some tough games coming up agains the Hawks, Warriors and Spurs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) targeting Wed return
    Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) said that he expects to return vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I’d like to do something before the All-Star break," Bogut said. The veteran's desire to take the court might not correspond to the training staff's wishes, however, especially since we're so close to the lengthy All-Star break. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle gave him a 25 percent chance of playing Wednesday, for what it's worth. Even if he does return, he'd assuredly play just a handful of minutes to scrape off some rust. Check for updates after Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Brook Lopez needs 18 shots to score 17 points
    Brook Lopez needed 18 shots to score 17 points in Brooklyn 112-103 loss to Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: Lopez was just 7-of-18 from the floor, including 1-of-5 from 3-point territory. Lopez did dish out a team-high five assists, but grabbed just three rebounds and failed to block a shot. Lopez had scored at least 20 points and hauled down at least five boards in each of the Nets five previous contests, so there is no need for Lopez owners to worry about this relatively disappointing performance. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Monday
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play vs. the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He has a 25 percent chance of playing on Wednesday vs. the Pistons according to coach Rick Carlisle, but the Mavs are likely going to hold him out through the All-Star break. Bogut is not worth stashing and will have a limited role upon his return. Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell each get a slight boost with Bogut out. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:59 am
  • Nets want two first-round picks for Lopez
    The Nets' asking price for Brook Lopez is still two first-round picks according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Nets are able to stand firm with this price through the deadline as Lopez is under contract through the 2017-18 season. However, his value would be much higher this season as opposing teams could view him as a one-season rental if they wait until next season. He's going to be a headache to own in Brooklyn with all the maintenance days and the shut-down risk, so a trade wouldn't be a bad thing. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:47 am
  • Matt Barnes plays 34 mins vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes scored 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Barnes continues to be a big part of the Kings rotation with injuries to Garrett Temple (hamstring), Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Omri Casspi (calf). Since Jan. 31, he has averaged 32.3 minutes, 10.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. So long as his role remains as is and he continues to be efficient, he warrants a roster spot in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 9:06 pm
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  • Carmelo Anthony scores 25 pts on 9-of-21 FGs
    Carmelo Anthony made 9-of-21 shots with three 3-pointers to finish Sunday's surprise win vs. the Spurs with 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Melo scored 15 points in the third quarter, propelling the Knicks to a 69-68 lead before the final quarter, and they used some unusually pesky defense to seal the victory. Knee and shoulder injuries haven't been a big issue, as Melo has missed one game all season, and he continues to play well despite the whirlwind of off-court distractions that surround him in New York. So far, so good for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:01 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor doesn't make team flight Sunday
    Jahlil Okafor did not make the 76ers' team flight to Charlotte for Monday's game, according to beat writer Keith Pompey.

    Advice: Okafor was held out of Saturday's game because coach Brett Brown said "there were trade rumors that were happening before the game," so this curious turn of events is sure to inspire tons of trade chatter. For now we'll consider him questionable to play on Monday, but Brown already suggested that Okafor will be held out Monday and Wednesday to avoid any risk of injury. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 1:11 pm
  • Talks between 76ers and Nuggets have stalled
    Talks between the Nuggets and 76ers regarding a potential trade for Jahlil Okafor have "stalled" according to 76ers reporter Keith Pompey.

    Advice: Pompey adds that the talks could pick up again quickly, but it wouldn't make much sense for the Nuggets to take a chance on Okafor. The big man has also been linked to the Bulls, Pelicans and Blazers, so we could see a trade sooner rather than later. If you're punting free throws, feel free to stash Okafor. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:15 am
  • Brown confirms why he held out Okafor
    76ers coach Brett Brown explained his decision to hold out Jahlil Okafor on Saturday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "There were trade rumors that were happening before the game," Brown said. "I was aware of those. In those situations, I felt that it was best to not complicate things and not play Jahlil. We talked about it together before the game and I explained to him that this was going to happen for this reason. That’s why I made the decision." Brown also confirmed that Okafor likely won't play Monday in Charlotte and Wednesday in Boston, as the 76ers don't want to risk an injury. According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, the Bulls, Pelicans, Blazers and Nuggets are all interested in the big man. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 6:23 am
  • K.J. McDaniels returned to action on Saturday February 11. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 12:47 am
  • Derrick Favors struggles vs. Boston
    Derrick Favors scored six points with six rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He was starting to look a little better this month, but it wasn't there today. Favors isn't making an impact on the stat sheet with his lack of blocks and his usage falling off as well. He's likely going to be annoying to own and just hasn't looked right since his preseason knee problem. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:37 pm
  • Paul George fouls out in loss
    Paul George scored 13 points before fouling out of Saturday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: He had a tough time guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo, but then again, who wouldn't? George still logged 38 minutes and shot 4-of-11 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, adding eight boards, three assists, two triples and five turnovers. Things won't get any easier for George on Monday vs. the Spurs as he should see a lot of Kawhi Leonard -- The Spurs allow the second fewest fantasy points to opposing small forwards. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 8:07 pm
  • Blake Griffin drops a 20-12-8 line in win
    Blake Griffin scored 20 points in a 107-102 win over the Hornets on Saturday, adding 12 rebounds, eight assists and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: After an 11-point first quarter, Blake did not score in the second and didn't score again until 3:00 was left in the third quarter. He also picked up his eighth assist with 5:37 left in the third quarter, so Griffin probably should've had his second triple-double of the week -- he had one against the Raptors on Monday. BG is cooking with gas right now and is back to his early-round ways as the focal point of the offense. He's also on the table for DFS on any given night these days. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 5:04 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels (personal) is available
    K.J. McDaniels (personal) is available on Saturday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He's returning from a one-game absence. McDaniels hasn't been in the rotation, but there's a slight chance that he sees a handful of minutes with Eric Gordon (back) out. There's no fantasy value here. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:37 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) could play Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) could return on Wednesday vs. Detroit according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: The timetables for Bogut have been all over the place but there's still a good chance that he will be held out until the All-Star break -- Carlise gave him a 25 percent chance of playing before the break. He's a trade candidate and the Mavs may want to show teams that he's healthy, so that might be the thinking here if he plays Wednesday. To be clear, his minutes will be limited and he's not worth the trouble. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:30 pm
  • McDaniels (personal) status uncertain Sat
    K.J. McDaniels (personal) was not at shootaround and it is unknown if he will be available for Saturday night's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: There is only minimal fantasy impact related to this news, as McDaniels is averaging just 2.8 minutes per game over the last six weeks. Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer could see a few additional minutes, especially if Eric Gordon (back) is unable to suit up on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:44 am
  • Jrue Holiday goes off against Wolves
    Jrue Holiday scored 25 points with six rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Hey, Draymond Green wasn't the only guy to post a big stat line with plenty of steals. Holiday becomes the sixth player since 1984 to record that stat line in points, assists, boards and steals in 38 minutes or less. Holiday is one of the hottest properties in fantasy as a top-10 player in his last 12 games. He won't be this good, so he is a sell-high player. He's still likely to be an early-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:22 pm
  • Paul George scores 31 points in loss
    Paul George scored 31 points with four boards, two assists, one block and two triples in Friday's loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: He finished 12-of-23 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line in 36 minutes. PG-13 is shooting a combined 12-of-17 from the line over his last four games, but he's still third in the NBA in FT percentage, shooting 91.1 percent on the season. He's scored 21+ points in five straight games, but should see a lot of Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 9:54 pm
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