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  • Marcus Smart starting w/ Avery Bradley out
    Marcus Smart will start Wednesday's game in place of Avery Bradley (Achilles).

    Advice: Bradley can't shake the injury and his absence opens things up for Smart, who is a nice plug-and-play option until the Celtics' backcourt is at full strength. Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
  • Kyle Lowry will start vs. 76ers
    Kyle Lowry will start against the 76ers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He should be busy in a hometown game. Lowry is also somewhat fresh after getting Tuesday off. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
  • Confirmed: DeMar DeRozan will start vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is confirmed in the starting lineup against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors may want to get a win against their divisional foes. DeRozan gets a good matchup tonight, so keep him rolling in your season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • DeMar DeRozan listed as starter vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is listed as the starter for Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: The Raptors usually tweet out lineup changes on their officially Twitter account, but this isn't the source here. For now, DeRozan has a good chance to play on the second half of a back-to-back set. We'll see if there is another update on DeMar from the team before tip. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:45 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to return from a heel injury last week and apparently it's caused additional problems to his foot due to compensation. Fournier's owners obviously have to stash him. Jodie Meeks should play minutes around 30 while Elfrid Payton has also been terrific without Fournier lately. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:35 pm
  • Eric Gordon will play on Wednesday night
    Eric Gordon (ankle) will play on Wednesday night against the Bucks.

    Advice: He should be ready to roll after a tweak of his ankle. Gordon continues to make his money when he's not on the court next to James Harden, posting a 33.2 usage rate without The Beard and only a 19.0 with him. He's worth using in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:28 pm
  • Lance Thomas (face) out Wednesday vs. BOS
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Joakim Noah (ankle) will also be on the sidelines Wednesday night, so Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be looking at another start, with Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez splitting minutes at the five. Kuzminskas put up 14 points, five boards, one trey, two dimes and two steals his last time out, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a low-budget DFS target. Thomas isn't worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:07 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez will come off the bench Weds
    Sergio Rodriguez will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell (wrist) is back in action tonight, and he'll immediately be re-inserted into the starting five, which could result in Rodriguez' minutes plunging to the teens, rendering him a non-option in most formats. Nik Stauskas, Robert Covington, Ersan Ilyasova and Joel Embiid will join McConnell in the starting five for tonight's game. Daily Slant: With McConnell back in action, Rodriguez isn't a DFS option, but the two should continue to cut into each other's production to an extent. McConnell is a good bet for 30-32 minutes of run, but with almost the entire roster active, Joel Embiid looks like the only strong DFS target on a nine-game slate. Embiid is 4th in the NBA in usage rate and faces a Toronto defense that ranks 18th in rebounding rate and sits about league average in defensive efficiency. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
  • Gary Harris will not play on Thursday
    Gary Harris (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup. Harris is having a tough go this year, suffering injuries to his groin, foot and now this ankle sprain. With him out, Will Barton is a must-start player in season long and is probably worth using in DFS. Jamal Murray also benefits. Harris should still probably remain owned in standard leagues despite all these injuries. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:25 pm
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  • T.J. McConnell will play against the Raptors
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) will play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through shootaround this morning and wasn't wearing a wrist splint. McConnell went through his pre-game routine and apparently didn't have a setback. He did play through his wrist injury when he suffered it on Saturday, but he was held out on Monday. He should play close to 30 minutes while Sergio Rodriguez backs him up. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:10 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Being listed as out isn't the same thing as being out, so hopefully we get another update on Thursday before the road game. Kenneth Faried has played really well in the first unit, which has cost Chandler some playing time. He's still worth owning, though. If he is indeed out, Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez could play more. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:56 pm
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  • Hawks sign Gary Neal on 10-day deal
    Hawks sign G Gary Neal.

    Advice: It's only a 10-day deal for the former Spur, Wolf, Hornet, Wizard and Buck. The Hawks haven't really gotten much out of their rookie wings, so Neal may add some depth to add more scoring punch off the bench. Neal isn't worth owning almost anywhere yet. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:47 pm
  • Eric Gordon not on the injury report
    Eric Gordon (ankle) is not on the injury report for Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He looked to tweak his ankle on Tuesday and did have to leave the game. The Rockets didn't have a shootaround today, so we likely won't get another update on him until about 90 minutes before tip. For now, expect him to play in a high-scoring game as the Rockets look to bounce back from a loss on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:38 pm
  • Jared Dudley expected to be back
    Jared Dudley (illness) is expected to be available against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation right now, so Dudley can remain on the wire just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:37 am
    New Player Note
    Jared Dudley Pho - SG,SF,PF
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  • DeMar DeRozan possibly resting on Wednesday?
    Coach Dwane Casey hinted DeMar DeRozan could be rested on Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It makes sense after the Raptors rested Kyle Lowry in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. If DeRozan does sit, it'll likely be Norman Powell getting the start while Terrence Ross would also get a bump in playing time. Plus, Kyle Lowry could be taking a ton of shots in his hometown. Hopefully we get the starting lineup before the 7:00 EST start. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:21 am
  • Chris Paul undergoes surgery, out 6-8 weeks
    Chris Paul underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, and he's expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks of action.

    Advice: This timetable puts CP3 back on the court right around the fantasy playoffs, but in the meantime it'll be Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers running the point in Los Angeles. Blake Griffin (knee) isn't expected to get back for at least another 1-2 weeks, so Jamal Crawford could be looked to more often on offense. If you're in a standard league and struggling in the standings without an IR-spot, selling CP3 for pennies or outright cutting him may be the only course of action here. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:08 am
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  • Reggie Bullock will start Wednesday vs. ATL
    Reggie Bullock will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: Bullock logged 29 minutes in a start on Sunday, but only managed to tally four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal. Yes, he's starting, but that doesn't make him a viable target in most settings. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out Weds
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) will not play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This will be KCP's third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Reggie Bullock started in Caldwell-Popes' place on Sunday, but Stanley Johnson produced the better stat line in 34 minutes off the bench. Jon Leuer (knee) went through shootaround and he could be back on the court tonight, and his return could cut into Johnson's minutes. For now, we'll consider Caldwell-Pope questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:08 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) questionable vs. TOR
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: McConnell said on Tuesday that he was going to "try to play" today, and he was able to go through shootaround without wearing the wrist splint, so things are trending in a positive direction here. He was playing really well with the starting unit prior to going down, so it'll be interesting to see if he's imminently re-inserted back into the starting five, or if coach Brett Brown opts to bring him along more slowly off the bench. Either way, if T.J. gets back, Sergio Rodriguez's minutes will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 am
  • Report: 76ers will target Jrue Holiday as UFA
    The 76ers will reportedly "take a hard look" at Jrue Holiday during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: Holiday will be an unrestricted free agent when the offseason hits, and Holiday will be one of the more attractive point guards on the market, and he also makes sense in Philly's system as he could work off the ball next to Ben Simmons. We still have a long way to go until free agency, so this is just something to file away for later. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope questionable vs. ATL
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left shoulder) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: KCP wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, so he feels a lot closer to doubtful for tonight's game. Reggie Bullock got the call to enter the starting five on Sunday with Caldwell-Pope on the sidelines, but he didn't do much in 29 minutes of action, while Stanley Johnson produced a nice low-end line in 34 minutes off the bench. If KCP is out again, Johnson and Bullock will continue to split his minutes, with Johnson being the more attractive target. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:21 am
  • Atkinson says LeVert is pushing for more mins
    Kenny Atkinson acknowledged that Caris LeVert has been "pushing for more minutes" with his solid play as of late and that extending his playing time is something they will look into.

    Advice: The Nets 2016 first-round pick has seen his playing time rise to the lower-20s through the month of January, and he's responded with averages of 8.6 points, 1.9 dimes and 1.2 triples per game on 48.3 percent shooting. Atkinson wants LeVert to earn his minutes, and he's been doing just that with a +/- rating of +1.1 over the past nine games. He's a reasonable guy to stash, as he should be able to eventually usurp Joe Harris for the starting two-spot in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:59 am
  • Russell blames himself for lack of 4Q minutes
    D'Angelo Russell blamed himself for his lack of fourth-quarter minutes as of late.

    Advice: "It’s been [crappy], it’s been real [crappy] I haven’t been bringing it," Russell said of his play late in games. "I applaud coach [Luke Walton] for not putting me on the floor the times that I haven’t [been bringing it]." In the past three games, Russell has been on the floor for a grand total of three minutes and 47 seconds during the fourth quarter, although he should eventually start seeing crunch time minutes once player development (and not winning) becomes Walton's primary focus. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Report: ATL to sign Gary Neal to 10-day deal
    The Hawks will reportedly sign Gary Neal to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Neal is familiar with Mike Budenholzer, as Budenholzer was an assistant coach in San Antonio during his time there, although we're not expecting much from him in Atlanta. He'll be competing for playing time with the likes of Tim Hardaway Jr., Mike Dunleavy and Kent Bazemore, so he's not a great add in most settings. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:41 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 Today, 5:36 am
  • Lou Williams scores 24 points in loss
    Lou Williams scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He's officially hot again after scoring 26 points in his previous outing. Williams started the last game with Luol Deng (wrist) out, but the Lakers went with Brandon Ingram in the first unit this time around and it will likely stick. Williams still logged 31 minutes because he helped the Lakers climb back into this game, adding seven assists, four rebounds and two triples. He won't be this good going forward and he's a candidate to be moved before the trade deadline, but he's worth owning right now and is giving Eric Gordon a run for his money for the Sixth Man of the Year Award. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Jameer Nelson comes back to earth Tuesday
    Jameer Nelson played 20 minutes and hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was probably a popular DFS play with Gary Harris out again, but he was strictly the backup point guard tonight. He had 18 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers on Monday against his former team (Magic), but wasn't feeling quite as motivated tonight. Will Barton was awesome tonight and is the guy you want to target as long as Gary Harris is out with his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Brandon Ingram stuffs the stat sheet in loss
    Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Will Barton scores 26 in start for Harris
    Will Barton looked great on Tuesday, getting a start for injured Gary Harris (ankle) and hitting 9-of-16 shots, 5-of-5 3-pointers and 3-of-5 free throws for 26 points, four rebounds and a season-high eight dimes in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: It's too bad the Nuggets can't play the Lakers every night, right? Barton was aggressive and looked fantastic, and it's time for the Nuggets to think about starting him over Harris, even when Harris is healthy. Barton was iffy coming into this one with the flu, but played in his last game and was never really in doubt for this one. And as long as Harris is out, Barton's worth using in any format. He scored 21 on Monday with seven boards and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay plays well again on Tuesday
    Emmanuel Mudiay hit 5-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, six assists and two steals in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have now won three straight games and Mudiay is playing well again, averaging 16 points, 2.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 2.0 steals on 11-of-19 shooting over his last two games. He was pretty bad prior to this two-game explosion, but it's time to make sure he's not sitting your league's waiver wire right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scores 19 points
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Denver.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to play with a right ankle sprain, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by the way he was moving tonight. Clarkson added three assists, two steals and two triples in 36 minutes, and he saw a massive workload because he sparked a comeback attempt along with Ivica Zubac. Clarkson has been a headache to own this season in a crowded backcourt, but he's hot again with averages of 17.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.3 3-pointers over his last four games. He should be more involved going forward with the Lakers sliding in the standings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan went off for 36 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (rest) got the night off and DeRozan's usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court, so it's no surprise that he feasted on the Nets. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal, hitting all 10 of his free throws. He didn't even attempt a 3-pointer, but that only makes this line even more impressive. Just make sure he's active for Wednesday's matchup vs. the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Eric Gordon has one of those nights in loss
    Eric Gordon hit just 3-of-17 shots and 1-of-10 3-pointers for seven points, one rebound and one assist in Tuesday's 109-103 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Ouch. He left the game briefly to have either his ankle or toe re-taped, but never got into a groove tonight. And with Ryan Anderson out with the flu, the Rockets were looking for him to step up. Hopefully his re-taping issue is not a problem going forward and we expect him to bounce back on Wednesday against the Bucks. That is a back-to-back situation and coach Mike D'Antoni said after the game he's a little worried about whether Gordon will be ready to bounce back. Watch for news on Gordon on Wednesday, just in case. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 pm
  • LeVert scores 14 w/ 4 assists and 2 steals
    Caris LeVert scored 14 points with four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes in Tuesdays 119-109 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: The rookie struggled with foul trouble in the first half, but came out firing in the third quarter with a couple treys. He finished 6-of-8 from the field with one turnover, and coach Kenny Atkinson wasn't hesitant to put him on DeMar DeRozan on the defensive end. He's been great in limited minutes, but it feels like it's just a matter of time before he takes Joe Harris' spot in the first unit. LeVert looks like a solid stash for the second half of the season on a Nets' team that should prioritize player development. For what it's worth, LeVert led the team with a +/- rating of +9 in the double-digit loss. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 pm
  • Will Barton (illness) will start Tuesday
    Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and he's going to draw the start.

    Advice: He was listed as probable, but he's looking at a lot of minutes in the absence of Gary Harris (ankle), making him a popular play in DFS. The Nuggets play three more times this week after tonight, so pick Barton up if he's available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) out for Nuggets
    As expected, Gary Harris will not play for the Nuggets on Tuesday due to a sprained right ankle.

    Advice: Will Barton (flu) is available and it would be surprising if both he and Jameer Nelson don't make some noise tonight in Harris' absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
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  • Eric Gordon leaves, then returns for Rockets
    Eric Gordon suffered a lower right leg injury of some sort on Tuesday and went to the locker room, but returned a short time later.

    Advice: He likely either aggravated his toe injury or suffered a sprained ankle, but whatever the case, he had it taped back up and is back in the game. He's having a tough night, currently sitting on seven points on 3-of-11 shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Clarkson, Black set to play for Lakers
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are both available to play for the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: This really isn't news, as we had this earlier in the day, but it looks like both players are officially a go for tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (rest) will not play Tuesday
    Kyle Lowry (rest) will not play Tuesday vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Nothing like a very late and unexpected lineup change involving a stud to send DFS players scrambling at the last minute... The Raps announced that "Lowry will dress but likely not play to rest bumps/bruises." Safe to assume that playing the last-place Nets factored into Toronto's thought process, in addition to the fact that this is the front-end of a back-to-back for the Raps. Cory Joseph will replace Lowry in the lineup on Tuesday. Lowry should be ready to roll on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Chris Paul (thumb surgery) out 6-8 weeks
    Chris Paul has a torn ligament in his left thumb that will require surgery and he is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: This is a brutal blow for the Clippers. With this report, we likely won't see Paul back until March at the earliest. Luckily, that's just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will both benefit and look like great pickups in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:14 pm
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  • Fournier, Biyombo questionable for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Clarkson, Black expected to play on Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (ankle) and Tarik Black (ankle) are expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Both guys were active at shootaround, and this ankle injury for Clarkson seemingly came out of nowhere (he hasn't missed any games because of it), so owners can go ahead and get him on the active roster. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 am
  • Will Barton (illness) probable for Tuesday
    Will Barton (illness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Barton if fully expected to play on Tuesday, just as he did Monday night (logging 24 minutes off the bench), when he was also listed as probable. Gary Harris (ankle) is listed as doubtful, which means there is a chance Barton slides into the starting lineup on Tuesday. Barton has started 14 games this season and is averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in those 14 contests. He is a intriquing DFS option is Harris is ruled out Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) will try to play Wed
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is "going to try to play" on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: McConnell missed Monday's game after spraining his right wrist on Saturday. He has been fitted with a splint and will attempt to give it a go. We will likely have to wait until after pre-game warm-ups on Wednesday before we get official word. For what it's worth, he is listed as doubtful in the game notes. If T.J. can't play, Sergio Rodriguez will likely draw the start, with rookie Chasson Randle seeing minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) misses practice Tues
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was unable to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Sunday when the Pistons release their game notes. Stanley Johnson has seen a big boost in playing time with Caldwell-Pope on the shelf. Johnson is averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 32.6 minutes over the Pistons last three games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 am
  • Clippers awaiting MRI on Chris Paul's thumb
    Chris Paul will receive an MRI on his injured left thumb on Tuesday.

    Advice: Paul sprained his thumb in the second quarter of the Clippers victory over OKC on Tuesday. Paul did miss time this preseason with a sprain to the same thumb. The good news is the X-rays came back clean and the injury is to his non-shooting hand. "We just have to hope for the best," coach Doc Rivers said. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers would see a big boost if CP3 is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 am
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  • Gary Harris (ankle): X-rays are negative
    X-rays on Gary Harris' sprained right ankle came back negative, but Harris is not expected to be available on Tuesday when the Nuggets play the L.A. Lakers.

    Advice: Harris has played just 17 of the Nuggets 38 games this season due to a variety of groin and foot injuries, and it appears he will miss at least one more due to this ankle sprain. The good news is that this injury seems relatively minor. "I don’t think this is nearly as serious or severe as the previous injury," coach Mike Malone said. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton will likely see a boost if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:44 am
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  • Jameer Nelson enjoys victory over the Magic
    Jameer Nelson said he had "extra incentive" playing against his former team, the Orlando Magic, on Monday night.

    Advice: Nelson left Orlando in 2014 but clearly isn't happy with the way the relationship ended. ""It just felt like certain people counted me out, but one thing I’m never going to do is count myself out," said Nelson. He finished with 18 points, four boards and four assists in 32 minutes on Monday. With Gary Harris (ankle) expected to miss Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, Nelson could be in line for extra playing time on Tuesday as well Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Evan Fournier returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:41 am
  • X-rays negative on Chris Paul's thumb
    X-rays on Chris Paul's left thumb came back negative.

    Advice: This is awesome news because it means we can rule out any breaks. CP3 will have additional tests on Tuesday morning which will include an MRI, so hopefully we get more good news. For now, the Clippers have diagnosed him with a sprained left thumb and he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. If we learn that he will miss additional time, Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:05 pm
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  • Chris Paul (sprained thumb) will not return
    Chris Paul sprained his left thumb on Monday vs. the Thunder and will not return.

    Advice: Paul banged knees with Russell Westbrook (CP3's knee is fine), but he also appeared to jam his thumb into Westy's side. The sprained thumb is likely something CP3 can play through since it's to his non-shooting hand, but we won't know for sure until after the game. The Clippers are leading by 17 points at half, so they might be playing it safe as well by holding him out. If he does need to miss time, both Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers will be worth picking up in standard leagues. CP3 finished with eight points, six assists, three rebounds, one steal and two triples. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:51 pm
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  • Chris Paul (knee) goes to locker room
    Chris Paul banged right knees with Russell Westbrook and was not happy when he left the game, and headed straight for the locker room with just over two minutes left in the first half of Monday's game.

    Advice: CP3 might be fine, but his reaction (kicking the bench seats) and going straight to the locker room is a bit concerning. We'll get a halftime report on him and update his status, but as of now, CP3 should be considered questionable to return for the second half. If he's injured, a red-hot Austin Rivers gets even hotter, and Raymond Felton would see a big boost in playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:38 pm
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  • Marcus Smart scores two points off bench
    Marcus Smart hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: With Avery Bradley back from his achilles injury, Smart took a hit by returning to the bench. He still filled the stat sheet and is still a player worth owning in most 12-team leagues, although he's not going to be quite as fun to own as he was when Bradley was in street clothes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:33 pm
  • Jared Dudley will not play Monday
    Jared Dudley (illness) will not play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Dudley has played a total of five minutes in January, so this doesn't have any fantasy implications. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:45 pm
    New Player Note
    Jared Dudley Pho - SG,SF,PF
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  • Jameer Nelson scores 18 points in 32 minutes
    Jameer Nelson had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Gary Harris sprained his ankle just three minutes into the game, which opened up extra playing time for Nelson, who has now scored in double-figures in three straight games. Harris is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, so Nelson could be in line for an uptick in playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:32 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
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  • Mudiay dishes out a career-high 13 assists
    Emmanuel Mudiay handed out a career-high 13 assists to go along with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two steals in Monday's 125-112 victory over Orlando.

    Advice: Mudiay came into this contest struggling. He was shooting 28.9 percent from the floor, 15 percent from downtown and 50 percent on FT's over Denver's previous five games. However, he snapped out of that slump on Monday, as he was 6-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the stripe. It was the first time he's played more than 36 minutes since Nov. 18, due in part to Gary Harris (ankle) only playing three minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:55 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 11 w/ six assists
    Jrue Holiday scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples vs. the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: Holiday only played 26 minutes because E'Twaun Moore had the hot hand off the bench Monday. His minutes are down in January and he's coming off a one-point dud in his previous outing vs. the Bulls, but this has opened up a nice buy-low opportunity for savvy fantasy owners. Holiday has early-round upside and was a monster after the All-Star break last season, so hopefully he can find his form soon. Moore is not a long-term threat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:53 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) doubtful Tuesday vs. LAL
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "It is the same leg that his foot injury was on but this is separate," said head coach Mike Malone. "It is an ankle thing and he is doubtful for [Tuesday's game against the Lakers]." With Harris on the sidelines, Jameer Nelson could enter the starting lineup and Will Barton will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Jamal Murray could also get into the rotation, although he only managed to get on the court for five minutes on Monday despite the game being a blowout. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:41 pm
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  • Jameer Nelson starts the 2nd half sans Harris
    Jameer Nelson started the second half of Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Gary Harris suffered a right ankle injury just three minutes into the game and will not return, which prompted Nelson's move into the starting five. He has started in the past when Harris has hit the sidelines, so he could see a decent boost in value if Harris is forced into an extended absence, as should Jamal Murray and Will Barton. We'll let you know how Nelson does after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Marcus Smart will return to the bench Monday
    Marcus Smart will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Avery Bradley (Achilles) is back following a four-game stint on the sidelines, so Smart will head back to the bench and his value will take a hit. As a reserve this season, Smart owns averages of 9.3 points, 4.3 dimes, 1.0 steal, 1.2 triples and 1.9 turnovers per contest on 34.8 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:19 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores 10 w/ six dimes
    Sergio Rodriguez moved into the starting lineup in Monday's 113-104 win over the Bucks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell (wrist) wasn't able to play and coach Brett Brown wasn't sure how much time he would miss. Rodriguez logged 32 minutes and added six assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one triple, so he looks like a nice short-term pickup and he was productive as a starter earlier this season -- he averaged 9.7 points, 6.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.7 triples in 29 previous starts. Give him a look if you need a PG who can rack up dimes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:17 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) will not return Monday
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Ugh. Harris just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as he's had some major issues with his right leg. He's now missed time with a groin and foot injury (both to his right leg), and it's looking like this new ankle injury could again force him to the sidelines for at least a few games. Will Barton and Jamal Murray will benefit sans Harris, with Barton offering a bit more upside. The only positive here is that X-rays came back negative, but we should get a rough timetable after he undergoes an MRI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:45 pm
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  • Gary Harris (groin) headed to the locker room
    Gary Harris (right groin) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Harris appeared to tweak his groin on a drive to the hoop, and after being evaluated on the bench, the Nuggets trainers decided to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. It's worth noting that he was walking with a noticeable limp, which isn't the greatest sign. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:26 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:34 pm
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  • Harris, Gallinari starting Monday vs. Magic
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:26 pm
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  • Barton, Harris, Gallinari expected to play
    Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:05 pm
  • Clarkson, Black questionable for Tuesday
    Jordan Clarkson (sprained right ankle) and Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) are being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Clarkson suffered this ankle injury, but we should have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, guys like Lou Williams, D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram would all have the opportunity to see an uptick in minutes. Blacks absence would translate to more minutes for Thomas Robinson. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:58 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out Monday vs. Denver
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:47 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez will start Monday vs. Bucks
    Sergio Rodriguez will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee, with T.J. McConnell (wrist) unavailable.

    Advice: With McConnell on the sidelines, Rodriguez may be able to see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark, although head coach Brett Brown may want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle who is in the final week of his 10-day contract. Still, Rodriguez is someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer for those looking for a boost in the assist category. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:09 pm
  • McConnell (wrist) w/out timetable to return
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: The only positive here is that the MRI results came back negative, but with the way Philly tends to handle injuries, McConnell could be looking at a lengthy absence here. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting five, and with McConnell on the sidelines, he may be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those looking for an assist specialist. McConnell could be a tough guy to hang onto in standard leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:42 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has cleared the concussion protocol, but he will have to get fitted for a mask to protect his orbital fracture and he's considered to be out indefinitely. Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call and will slide back into the starting lineup if he's cleared, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas is looking at a larger role off the bench in the short term and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) ruled out for Monday
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has a right wrist sprain, but he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. McConnell has thrived as the starting PG, so stick with him unless we learn that he will miss additional time. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting lineup, but the 76ers will probably want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle before his 10-day contract expires later this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 am
  • D'Angelo Russell recovers, scores 20 points
    D'Angelo Russell bounced back on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Russell's playing time was actually down tonight, tying his lowest mark since Dec. 27, but it was nice to see him knocking down some shots -- in his previous three games, he averaged just 7.7 points on 9-of-34 shooting (26.5 percent). He has terrific breakout potential, and his recent shooting slump presented an ideal buy-low situation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:11 pm
  • Reggie Bullock quiet as fill-in starter
    Reggie Bullock started for the short-handed Pistons on Sunday, but he committed five fouls in 29 minutes to finish with four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) and Jon Leuer (knee) were both out tonight, and the Pistons didn't want to go big with Aron Baynes in a matchup vs. the Lakers. Bullock's playing time was robust, considering his foul trouble, and he's just a short-term option in deeper leagues while KCP is out of commission. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:35 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores game-high 24 points Sunday
    Eric Gordon lit up the Nets on Sunday for a game-high 24 points, making 9-of-14 shots with four 3-pointers in 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: Gordon added three boards, three assists and just one turnover, and his recent toe injury isn't a concern. The Rockets' perimeter-happy offense has enabled him to drained a whopping 3.7 triples per game this season, which has anchored his mid-round fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points w/ five dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, to go with five rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors flexed their muscles in this one, going on a 21-2 run to open up the second half of action, which allowed Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll and DeRozan to watch the entire fourth quarter of action from the sidelines. The Raptors have what should be some easy wins coming up with a back-to-back set against the Nets (Tuesday) and 76ers (Wednesday), so DeRozan's minutes could be on the lower spectrum to open up Week-13. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:46 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 16 points with full line
    Kyle Lowry scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and just one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Lowry finished the game with a plus/minus rating of +35, and he ranks No. 6 overall on the year in total plus/minus with 323. He's had a strong first half of the year, churning out first-round value while hitting career-highs in points (22.4), triples (3.3), field goal percentage (47.8) and 3-point percentage (51.0), so hopefully he can avoid the injury bug to close out the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:36 pm
  • Lance Thomas w/ facial fracture, doubtful Mon
    Lance Thomas has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture and concussion-like symptoms, and he's doubtful to play on Monday.

    Advice: The fractured bone is near Thomas' left cheek, and with concussion symptoms it would be shocking to see him in uniform for Monday's game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Justin Holiday should pick up minutes in Thomas' probable absence, and Holiday looked very good on Sunday with 17 points, three 3-pointers and three boards off the bench. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) will not return Sunday
    Lance Thomas (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: With both Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to see some increased opportunity while Carmelo Anthony will likely be forced into heavy minutes as he and Derrick Rose take turns dominating the offense. For now, we'll consider Thomas questionable for Monday's matchup with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) questionable to return
    Lance Thomas took an elbow to the face via Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Thomas needed to be helped off the floor, and there's a chance he may have suffered a concussion. We should have more info soon, but if he's unable to get back out there tonight, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will see a healthy heaping of minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:23 pm
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari probable for Monday
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Harris got back to the court following a one-game stint on the sidelines on Thursday, and Gallinari has been playing through his ankle soreness, so both these guys should be in uniform on Monday night. Check back for official confirmation following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:59 am
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  • Reggie Bullock will start Sunday vs. Lakers
    Reggie Bullock will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: This likely means that Aron Baynes is headed back to the bench. Bullock is a solid defender, but a pretty low usage rate guy, so he's not all that attractive of an option despite the increased opportunity as a starter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:39 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out Sunday vs. LAL
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: This isn't all that surprising as KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain, so he could be looking at some time on the shelf here. Jon Leuer (knee) is unlikely to play today as well, so Stanley Johnson should see a decent amount of minutes, and he's on the radar as a potential deep league streamer. For now, we'll be considering Caldwell-Pope questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:22 am
  • Walton wants Russell to keep shooting
    Lakers coach Luke Walton wants D'Angelo Russell to keep being aggressive despite his recent shooting slump.

    Advice: "If it’s a good shot and if his defender is under him, I want him shooting those 3s," Walton said. "I want him being aggressive. I’d rather him err on being the side of being too aggressive than too cautious at this point. He knows that." Russell has been held to single-digit points in each of his last three games on a combined 9-of-34 shooting, but Walton is confident that the PG will turn things around. Russell is a nice buy-low player and will look to get back on track vs. the Pistons on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 am
  • Evan Fournier doesn't have a timetable
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:24 am
  • T.J. McConnell takes the loss as starter
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did jam his right wrist in the second half, but he stayed in the game. It's pretty obvious Joel Embiid makes T.J. McConnell a heck of a lot better. Despite McConnell suffering just his second loss as a starter on the year, he still has his starting job locked up. Keep him on your roster in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
  • Gary Neal works out for Atlanta
    The Hawks worked out Gary Neal and are "strongly leaning" to sign him on a 10-day deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: The Hawks didn't get anything out of their rookies on Friday, so maybe that's the motivation here. Fantasy owners can wait on adding Neal in almost all cases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:20 pm
  • Jrue Holiday struggles vs. Bulls
    Jrue Holiday missed all seven attempts from the field against the Bulls on Saturday, adding one point, three rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It was a bad day for Holiday for obvious reasons. He did also tweak his foot or ankle, but he didn't need to miss time. Another negative is that Tyreke Evans was really in control of the offense and had a better feel for where the weak spots of the defense were. To be clear, there's no need to worry about Holiday, but there could be an adjustment period playing with Evans. He should flirt with early-round value once he gets it going. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) could miss road trip
    Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

    Advice: On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:09 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) out, Jodie Meeks starts
    Evan Fournier (foot) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday and Jodie Meeks will start in his place.

    Advice: Fournier is still battling through his heel injury from earlier this month and he just hasn't been right. The Magic are wisely going to rest him up to get him right, and hopefully he should be OK for Monday against the Nuggets. Meeks is worth a look as insurance in deep leagues while Mario Hezonja is on the radar in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 20 with 13 dimes in win
    Chris Paul scored 20 points during a 113-97 win over the Lakers on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Clippers are back and it obviously has a lot to do with Chris Paul. Since he's returned, they have won all four games with CP3 averaging 17.8 points, 6.0 boards, 12.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 treys. He's arguably the best point guard in fantasy when he's healthy. Also, there was a really sweet dime from CP3 to DeAndre Jordan (slow motion video in link below). Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:47 pm
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  • D'Angelo Russell puts up a dud against CP3
    D'Angelo Russell made 1-of-7 from the field for five points with six rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes during a blowout 113-97 loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not fun to go against Chris Paul. Russell may have ice in his veins, but he also has ice on his jumper, making only 1-of-11 from deep in his last three. The Lakers could keep an eye on his knee injury and he did jam his finger in practice on Wednesday, so maybe that's part of it. We still like him as a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:14 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 points vs. LAC
    Jordan Clarkson scored 21 points with four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: After a rough three-game streak with 22 points combined before Thursday, that's two solid games for Clarkson with this one and a 14-point game on Thursday in a bad loss to the Spurs. His minutes still aren't where they need to be and he's still only turned in 12th-round value in his last 10, but this recent uptick is encouraging. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:06 pm
  • Lou Williams starts, struggles on Saturday
    Lou Williams got the start at small forward for Luol Deng (rest) against the Clippers on Saturday, making 4-of-12 from the field for 13 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers used him as a small-ball three in the preseason and thought it might work against Austin Rivers, but it didn't go as planned. Williams is really seeing a sharp decline in playing time, averaging just 19.0 per game in his previous January games. The Lakers are playing their younger guys more, so he's a cut candidate in shallower formats due to his trouble with efficiency. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:57 pm
  • Brandon Ingram plays really well in loss
    Brandon Ingram scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: With Luol Deng resting, Ingram started the second half. He's playing a lot better and it has a lot to do with his shot selection. Ingram is open more on his jumper lately and he's also been very good close to the basket, making 64.0 percent on his shots within eight feet in his previous 10 -- that accounts for 38 percent of his total. Ingram is trending up, but his standalone value isn't that great right now. He should have solid value in about a month and is worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts 3Q over Lou
    Brandon Ingram started the third quarter over Lou Williams on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers were torched in the first half and were down 19 at half, so that's likely the reasoning here. There's no reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:55 pm
  • Lou Williams listed as starter vs. Clippers
    Lou Williams is listed as the starter against the Clippers on Saturday for Luol Deng (rest).

    Advice: The Clippers also go small with Austin Rivers as their third starting guard, so it's likely a matchup move. Brandon Ingram should still get a nice amount of minutes off the bench while Williams has a chance for 30 minutes tonight as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:24 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) questionable vs. Jazz
    Evan Fournier (sore right foot) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He really doesn't look right since returning from his heel injury. In those five games, Fournier averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys on 36.1 percent from the field. On a back-to-back set, it makes a lot of sense to just rest him before a revenge game in Denver on Monday. If he is out, Jodie Meeks would be thrust into the starting lineup while Mario Hezonja could add to his renewed role in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
  • Reggie Bullock returns from 25-game absence
    Reggie Bullock returned from a 25-game absence on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the game was a blowout, but it was still a surprise to see Bullock log a season-high 26 minutes right out of the gate. Coach Stan Van Gundy loves him and the Pistons don't have great depth, so maybe he earns some minutes going forward. Most fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Eric Gordon returns, looks rusty
    Eric Gordon scored 13 points in his return to the lineup on Friday, adding one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The left big toe sprain didn't hinder his playing time, playing just above his 30.6 minutes per game average. Gordon goes from a tough matchup tonight to a dream matchup on Sunday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores nine in win
    Marcus Smart scored nine points on 2-of-13 from the field against the Hawks on Friday, adding two rebounds, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, that two-game stretch with 19.0 points per game on Saturday and Tuesday seems like a distant memory. Smart has made just 5-of-25 (20 percent) from the field in his last two and Avery Bradley (Achilles) could be back for Monday, so expect Smart's minutes to drop closer to 30 again. He's worth a look if you're punting field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:55 pm
  • Kyle Lowry drops massive stat line in win
    Kyle Lowry filled it up against the Nets during a 132-113 win on Friday, scoring 20 points with six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Those 132 points are a franchise record in a non-OT game. Obviously Lowry's fantasy owners know how good Lowry is with his No. 8 rank on the season, but Lowry is still under appreciated in most NBA circles. Lowry has a 2015-16 Steph-like 64.2 true shooting percentage and is second in the Eastern Conference for real plus minus. He should be starting in the All-Star Game. He may not be this good the rest of the way, but he should still be able to post elite value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:31 pm
  • Caris LeVert slows down on Friday
    Caris LeVert scored three points with one rebound and one 3-pointer against the Raptors in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The stat line looks bad, but there are a lot of positives. Even after a really bad defensive game on Thursday, coach Kenny Atkinson put LeVert on DeRozan a lot tonight. Plus, his teammates missed a lot of shots off great passes. LeVert is still more of a stash, but his coach loves him and he should start trending up the more the Nets lose. They've lost nine straight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores 11 in 16 minutes
    Sergio Rodriguez scored 11 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell clearly has the starting job locked up and looks like he'll get 30-33 minutes most nights, so Rodriguez will be picking up the scraps. If you haven't dropped him yet in a standard league, go for it. He may have value in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:03 pm
  • T.J. McConnell looks great again
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: Do you know who has a better winning percentage as a starting point guard than Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry or really anyone with a handful of starts this year? You bet, it's T.J. McConnell. He has his job locked up with his 6-1 record and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:59 pm
  • Reggie Bullock unlikely to play
    Reggie Bullock (personal) is unlikely to play on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is back with the team and there is a chance he plays. If he doesn't, Stanley Johnson would be looking at big minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope has Grade 2 shoulder strain
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left shoulder) has a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain and will not play on Friday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is doubtful for Sunday and left the arena in a sling following his Thursday injury. This is to his left, non-shooting shoulder and it's possible to play through the injury at some point. For instance, Kobe Bryant had a partial tear to his shooting shoulder last season and played through it at times -- the Lakers managed his minutes. KCP's owners should continue to stash him despite an unclear timetable. Until he can return, Stanley Johnson figures to get a hefty boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:40 pm
  • Chris Paul has excused absence on Friday
    Chris Paul had an excused absence during Friday's practice, but he will play vs. the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: There's nothing to worry about here. CP3 continues to rack up elite fantasy value with extraordinary efficiency, including 4.2 assists for every turnover. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:09 am
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  • Eric Gordon wants to test toe before game
    Eric Gordon has been cleared to play Friday against Memphis, but said he still wants to give it one more test before the game to be sure.

    Advice: Gordon is still likely to play on Friday, but it's not a certainty. "I just started running a little bit for the first time (Thursday). It's still painful a little bit, but we'll see how it goes before the game, try to get ready for the game," Gordon said after shootaround. "You got to play with some kind of pain. You have to deal with it." Check back prior to tip-off, as we will pass along offical word once it is announced. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (sore left shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This is not surprising, as KCP looked to be an awful amount of pain when he injured his shoulder in the first quarter on Thursday night. Fortunately, the X-Rays were negative, but we are still awaiting the results of the MRI. Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard would be in line for a significant uptick in minutes if KCP is unable to play on Friday, although it would be risky to trust either player. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:50 am
  • Eric Gordon (toe) will play Friday night
    Eric Gordon (left big toe sprain) is available to play Friday night vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Gordon has missed each of the Rockets last two games due to the toe injury, which allowed Steph Curry to pass him for the league lead in made 3-pointers. However, Gordon, who is a strong early-season candidate for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, will look to get back on track Friday night. Gordon is averaging 17.8 points and 3.7 3-pointers per game this season. Get him back in your starting lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:44 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) uncertain for Friday
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) will have an MRI Friday in Salt Lake City, which will determine his availability for Friday night's game vs. the Jazz

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope injured his left shoulder trying to fight through a screen less than four minutes into Thursday's game and never returned. The good news is that the X-rays were negative and that he is flying with the team to Utah. However, it would still be somewhat surprising if KCP were able to play on Friday, considering he seemed to be in significant pain when forced to exit the game. If he doesn't play, Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard will likely soak up his minutes. Check back for an update. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:08 am
  • Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) out for game
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a left shoulder injury after running into a pick from Zaza Pachulia on Thursday and will not return to the game, despite X-rays being negative.

    Advice: Even though X-rays were negative, it's entirely possible he suffered some sort of dislocation and could miss some time. By the way he reacted, it's not a far-fetched theory, although the TNT television crew said his shoulder was "sore." Stanley Johnson replaced him in the lineup and Darrun Hilliard is also getting some extra burn tonight, and it would be a combo of those two, likely led by Johnson, who get minutes in his stead. Let's just hope that the injury isn't as bad as it could be and call KCP day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores nine in 32 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: The sprained wrist injury clearly didn't affect his playing time -- it is to his non-shooting wrist. Ingram said he was only dealing with some discomfort and didn't even notice the injury the day of on Wednesday, so he should be fine going forward. The more the Lakers lose, the better Ingram's fantasy value will be. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
  • Lance Thomas struggles in start vs. Bulls
    Lance Thomas hit 2-of-9 shots for four points with two rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes on Thursday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Thomas got the start for the injured Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles), but was inefficient and outplayed but Mindaugas Kuzminskas. If Porzingis remains sidelined, Thomas will continue to play significant minutes, but can be left on the waivers in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 21 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was in a brutal slump before this one. In his previous seven games, Holiday made just 38.7 percent from the field with averages of 11.6 points, 3.3 boards, 8.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 treys. It definitely helped to get the Nets today and there were more shots to go around with Anthony Davis (hip) out. This game could get Jrue going again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leaves game
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left Thursday's game after injuring his left shoulder after running into a brick wall named Zaza Pachulia.

    Advice: It looked like he might have dislocated his shoulder and he went to the locker room for X-rays, but there's no official word from the Pistons yet on details. Hopefully the injury's not as bad as it looked on television, but his immediate reaction and the way he left the court makes us believe he could miss some time. Stanley Johnson replaced him in the lineup tonight, and would likely be the beneficiary if KCP if he can't return. Darrun Hilliard would also get a bump. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Caris LeVert scores 10 points in loss
    Caris LeVert scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He did close this game out after he was the 10th Net to see action. LeVert's offense has been all over the highlights for his explosive style, but he had a really rough time on the defensive end against Tyreke Evans. LeVert played 24.0 minutes per game over his four games and it feels like it's just a matter of time before he starts. We still view him as more of a stash, but his attractiveness as a fantasy asset increases with every Nets loss. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 pm
  • Reggie Bullock expected back w/ team
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock (personal) will rejoin the Pistons on Friday in Salt Lake City.

    Advice: Bullock who has missed the last 25 games with a torn meniscus, was attending a family matter and is expected to be back with the team on Friday. He can be left on waivers, as he will likely not have a big role in the Pistons rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:30 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will play on Thursday night
    Brandon Ingram (wrist) will play on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: X-rays were negative on Ingram's left wrist. He didn't realize he hurt it on Wednesday and had a precautionary X-ray after dealing with some soreness today. Expect Ingram to play minutes in the uppers 20s. He is more of a stash in standard leagues, but he is playing a lot better lately. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 pm
  • Lance Thomas will start on Thursday night
    Lance Thomas will start on Thursday night for Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles).

    Advice: He should be looking at heavy minutes with Mindaugas Kuzminskas backing him up. KP shouldn't be out for long, so Thomas is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:15 pm
  • Brandon Ingram sprains wrist, getting X-ray
    Brandon Ingram sprained his left wrist at practice on Wednesday and will be getting X-rays.

    Advice: He certainly has a chance to miss tonight's game against the Spurs. We don't have many details now, but the Lakers are usually terrific with sharing news on their injured players. If he's out, we should see more three-guard lineups and Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 21 in 32 minutes
    Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He likes playing overseas and tore it up in China during the NBA lockout season. After a sub-par finish to his 2016, Chandler is rolling in 2017 with averages of 17.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. He is a bit of a sell-high player due to trade rumors and being injury prone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
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  • Gary Harris picks up where he left off
    Gary Harris (groin) returned to action on Thursday with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is a very Harris-like line with a little bit of everything in efficient fashion, making 6-of-11 from the field and all three free throws. Harris did miss his last game due to a groin strain, which is what cost him the first four games of the regular season and most of the preseason. Harris won't light up the box score, but he's safe enough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:40 pm
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  • Eric Gordon (toe) listed as probable
    Eric Gordon (left big toe sprain) is listed as probable in the game notes for Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't even travel for Wednesday, so getting the probable tag in the game notes doesn't hold too much weight. He should be considered questionable for now and we should have an update on Friday morning. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:54 pm
  • Mudiay, Harris, Gallo, Chandler & Jokic start
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinaro, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets go back to their usual starting lineup with most of their depth set for this one -- Darrell Arthur (leg) is out. Chandler should be looking at minutes in the low 30s, assuming his illness doesn't limit him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:59 am
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  • Wilson Chandler will play in London
    Wilson Chandler (illness) will play in London against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He popped up on the injury report earlier today and it sounds like he's good to go. He'll obviously be a risky DFS play because he may not be able to finish the game. With Darrell Arthur (leg) out, Chandler has a good chance to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:39 am
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  • Gary Harris will play on Thursday
    Gary Harris (groin) will play on Thursday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Saturday after an apparent aggravation in warmups. Harris has also been playing through it, so hopefully the time off got him all the way back. He should be owned in standard leagues. Even with Harris back, Will Barton should see minutes around 30. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:37 am
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  • Brett Brown praises T.J. McConnell
    76ers coach Brett Brown praised T.J. McConnell for running away with the starting PG role.

    Advice: "He seized the moment, grabbed an opportunity and he ran hard with it," Brown said. "The preparation prior to that opportunity happening for him was A-plus. … To see him be rewarded, it’s a great story." This quote comes on the heels of McConnel's game-winning shot on Wednesday, but it's safe to say that he has locked himself into the starting role. The 76ers are 5-1 when he starts with averages of 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 1.7 steals, so pick him up if you need guard help. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable
    Wilson Chandler (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: It feels like half the NBA is dealing with an illness right now including a few players on the Nuggets. We've seen studs like Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo post duds while playing through an illness, so Chandler will be very risky in DFS if he suits up. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was originally questionable, but he's now expected to play and should benefit if Chandler sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 am
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  • Chris Paul racks up 18/7/6 w/ four steals Wed
    Chris Paul logged 33 minutes during Wednesday's victory, finishing with 18 points (6-of-13 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), seven boards, six assists, four steals and one block.

    Advice: This is CP3's highest playing time since returning from a strained hamstring three games ago. Doc Rivers said after Sunday's game, "I think [Paul] is good, but we are [regulating his minutes] anyway." His 33 minutes tonight exceed his season average of 31.4 per game, so any restriction appears to have been lifted. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:26 pm
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  • Evan Fournier struggles in 25 minutes
    Evan Fournier struggled throughout Wednesday's 105-96 loss to the Clippers, going just 3-of-8 from the field for eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Beat writer Josh Robbins speculated that Fournier's heel injury might still be an issue, but foul trouble took a toll and he still played the final eight minutes. He also looked very good on Sunday (19 points in 34 minutes) and was coming off two days of rest. We'll let you know if there's a hint of injury concern, but for now owners should start him with confidence vs. the Blazers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 pm
  • T.J. McConnell sinks game-winner in comeback
    T.J. McConnell sank a game-winner to escape with a 98-97 victory on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: McConnell said that tonight's clutch bucket was the first game-winner he's ever made. He's seized the starting job from Sergio Rodriguez (four assists in 14 minutes), and he's converting heavy minutes into January averages of 9.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. The scoring hasn't been there, at just 8.8 points per game, and he's made only six 3-pointers all season, but he's well worth owning if you need some PG help. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Eric Gordon (toe) out Wednesday vs. Minnesota
    Eric Gordon (left big toe) will not play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He didn't even travel with the team, and for now, we'll have to consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies. With Gordon on the sidelines, we'll continue to get a heavy dose of James Harden on offense with guys like Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker and K.J. McDaniels having the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:27 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell jams finger, is fine
    D'Angelo Russell jammed his finger in practice on Wednesday and is fine for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: There's no reason to be alarmed here. Russell is coming off a bad game with just nine points on Tuesday, but he's been trending up before that. Even in a sub-par matchup, he could have a great game on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:17 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drains six treys
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-12 shots and all of his makes were 3-pointers, finishing with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Kings.

    Advice: He's feeling it right now, scoring 21, 26 and 26 points in his last three games. He's hit 14 3-pointers over that stretch and has hit 24-of-40 shots during his hot streak. KCP has a solid grip on the shooting guard job and remains unchallenged for minutes, so he should continue to put up strong numbers the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 11, hits two treys
    Brandon Ingram scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The rookie added four rebounds, two assists, one block and two triples in 26 minutes. Luol Deng was the only starter with double-digit points, so Ingram didn't get as much burn this time. With that said, He's now scored an average of 14.0 points over his last four games with a combined six 3-pointers, so he's slowly graduating from a stash to a standard-league asset. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • D’Angelo Russell scores nine on 4-of-14 shots
    D’Angelo Russell was held to nine points on 4-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Despite the rough shooting performance, coach Luke Walton praised him after the game for contributing in other areas -- Russell added eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes. Russell has been playing much better and was averaging 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.0 triples in his previous five games in January, but tonight's dud may have opened up a buy-low window again. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • Caris LeVert scores 11 in 23 minutes
    Caris LeVert scored 11 points in 23 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The rookie looked great once again, adding three rebounds, two assists and one triple on 4-of-9 shooting. It feels like it's just a matter of time before he replaces Joe Harris (two points in 14 minutes) in the starting lineup, so he's trending up as a nice stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores season-high 41
    DeMar DeRozan hit 16-of-29 shots and a 3-pointer for a season-high 41 points, a season-high 13 rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 114-106 win over the Celtics.

    Advice: This was just the second double-double of the season for DeRozan but he didn't have a rebound or block tonight. This was also his first game with a 3-pointer since Dec. 18, which is why he's not a more fantasy beast on most nights. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:27 pm
  • Kyle Lowry hits five 3-pointers in win
    Kyle Lowry hit 7-of-12 shots and five 3-pointers for 24 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's 114-106 win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas and DeMar DeRozan all had big nights and collectively carried their team to the win. Lowry's had a couple quiet nights recently, but has also played very well in most of his games this season. He's got a decent shot at making the All-Star Team for the East. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Marcus Smart starts for Bradley, scores 16
    Marcus Smart started in place of Avery Bradley (achilles) and hit 6-of-11 shots, a 3-pointer and 3-of-3 free throws for 16 points, four rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block in 38 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Smart has been on fire lately, scoring 16, 22 and 14 points in each of his last three games, totaling 11 rebounds, 19 assists, seven steals, four blocks and eight 3-pointers over that stretch. Bradley could be back on Wednesday night, but Smart is playing well right now and is worth owning again. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:10 pm
  • Lakers impressed with Ingram's work ethic
    Laker coaches and players alike have raved about rookie Brandon Ingram's work ethic this season.

    Advice: "When you have that type of work ethic and you can play basketball the way he can," coach Luke Walton said, "he’s going to continue to get better and better at different things." Ingram cumulative numbers aren't overly impressive, but the rook has played better of late, averaging 15.0 points (on 62.5 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 3-pointers over his last three games. It' also safe to assume his minutes and usage rate will increase over the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 am
  • Clarkson fined $15k for Friday altercation
    Jordan Clarkson has been fined $15k by the NBA for "throwing a forearm above the shoulders" to Goran Dragic during Friday's game.

    Advice: Clarkson was promptly ejected from that game, but luckily for his owners, he'll only be facing a fine and not a suspension. Clarkson has been a bit of a disappointment this season, with just late-round value on the year, but an injury or trade to one of the guys in Los Angeles' backcourt could turn his season around. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:53 am
  • Sergio Rodriguez returned to action on Sunday January 8. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:59 pm
  • Brandon Ingram ties career-high w/ 17 points
    Brandon Ingram followed up Friday's impressive game by tying his career-high with 17 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs vs. the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: Ingram added three boards, two assists, two 3-pointers and one block in 27 minutes, and playing time hasn't been an issue lately. He'll need to be consistently efficient to be a safe roto play, however, as he's shooting just 34.9 percent from the field and 64.1 percent from the line over the past month. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:44 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 29 minutes off bench
    Jordan Clarkson played 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing with nine points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Clarkson was in danger of a suspension for his dust-up with Goran Dragic on Friday, but he was fortunate enough to avoid further punishment from the league. He's also dealing with a right elbow contusion and bursitis, though neither injury is serious enough to include him on Rotoworld's injury report. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • D’Angelo Russell has 17/8/7 with three steals
    D’Angelo Russell finished Sunday's home win with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Russell was listed as 'probable' tonight due to a sore left knee. His status was never truly in doubt, but we'll monitor him as a precaution since it's the same knee that required a platelet-rich plasma injection in late November. He tied his season-high in boards tonight, while falling one short in assists, and owners shouldn't hesitate to deploy him in L.A.'s upcoming four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:41 pm
  • Lou Williams struggles in 17 minutes Sunday
    Lou Williams struggled on Sunday with 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting, going 0-of-7 from deep with three assists and one rebound in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Williams took a hard elbow to the face on Sunday, but he shook it off and that wasn't the cause of his poor performance. The veteran's efficiency has waned in January, with just 37.3 percent shooting, and he's likely to take a step back as the Lakers emphasize player development in the coming months. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:40 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (meniscus) close to return
    Reggie Bullock (torn meniscus) didn't play on Sunday, but coach Stan Van Gundy said he's "trending toward being ready."

    Advice: "I think he wants to get in a couple practices," Van Gundy said on Saturday. "Quite honestly, I’d be comfortable putting him in a game right now." Stanley Johnson played 25 minutes on Sunday while Darrun Hilliard picked up a DNP-CD, and Van Gundy seems eager to have an alternative wing player in his second unit. We'll consider Bullock day-to-day going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:25 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson (elbow) available Sunday
    Jordan Clarkson (elbow) is available to play on Sunday.

    Advice: He was fortunate to avoid a suspension due to Friday's shot to Goran Dragic, and his elbow bruise isn't serious enough to limit him. Deploy him as normal in the Lakers' home game vs. Orlando. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 5:07 pm
  • Chris Paul posts 19-point, 18-assist dub-dub
    Chris Paul posted a monster 19-point, 18-assist double-double during Sunday's win over the Heat, adding six rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover in just 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: In typical CP3 fashion, he went 7-of-11 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a sterling 72.0 true shooting percentage on the evening. He also become just the 10th player in NBA history to amass 8,000 career assists, and with 806 games played over his 12-year career, he also became the third-fastest player to reach the 15,000-point, 8,000-dime plateau. He currently ranks No. 7 overall in 9-cat leagues, but he could easily be a top-3 option after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 3:53 pm
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  • Caris LeVert scores six points in 21 minutes
    Caris LeVert scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes off the bench on Sunday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: LeVert was on the floor to close out the game running some point guard, and he had some nice plays and made a few clutch makes during crunch time to keep the game competitive. LeVert's inconsistency makes him tough to stash in standard leagues, but he's shown enough flashes of his upside to warrant a speculative pickup in deep leagues, as he could be unleashed towards the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:46 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out six dimes in win
    T.J. McConnell went 2-of-11 from the field during Sunday's win over the Nets, on his way to four points, eight boards, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McConnell's shot wasn't falling, but he still found a way to make a positive impression on the stat sheet, and over the past four games as a starter he's put in averages of 9.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and just 2.0 turnovers per game. It was encouraging to see him stick in the starting five despite the return of Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) and with Philly winning three of their past four with McConnell at the helm, that trend will likely continue. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:14 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez logs 12 mins off the bench
    Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) logged 12 minutes off the bench in his return to action on Sunday, hitting 2-of-6 shots on his way to four points, three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: Rodriguez was eased into things after spending the previous three games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but as the lesser defender between T.J. McConnell and himself, there are no guarantees he’ll immediately be re-inserted back into the starting five once he’s fully up to speed. As a reserve in Philly, Rodriguez can remain on the wire in most settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:54 am
  • Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) is available Sunday
    Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) is available for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's going to come off the bench behind T.J. McConnell and that move will likely stick because McConnell has been lighting it up with the first unit. Rodirguez's minutes will take a hit in the second unit and he's just an assist specialist for now. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:36 am
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