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  • Brandon Knight (wrist) available to play
    Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will be available to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Available to play doesn't always mean will play, so Knight is a dubious fantasy target in most settings tonight. Over the past month, Knight has only been averaging 18.1 minutes a game, ranking well outside the top-150, so he can only be viewed as a stash with hopes he'll get traded to a better situation. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • Tyreke Evans scores 12 points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Evans appeared to bang his surgically-repaired left knee on the floor after a layup attempt and he was seen rubbing it, but he was able to carry on and didn't appear to be limited. Evans' owners are going to freak out whenever they hear about his left knee, but it sounds like he escaped with just a bruise. He added five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 23 minutes, and he could be looking at a larger role if Anthony Davis (back) is forced to miss any time -- the last time Davis missed a game, Evans went off for a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com 33 minutes ago
  • Giannis fouls out in loss, scores 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points in Monday's loss to the 76ers, but fouled out in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak hit 10-of-19 shots from the field and 3-of-5 from the line, adding six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals. Giannis (28.34 PER) moved past Kawhi Leonard (28.13) for third place in player efficiency rating Monday, and he now only trails Anthony Davis (28.45) and Russell Westbrook (29.92). His owners will get to deploy him three more times this week against the Rockets, Magic and Heat. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:39 pm
  • Avery Bradley starting, Smart to the bench
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will start Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

    Advice: He'll be returning from a four-game stint on the sidelines, and there's no word of any sort of minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smart's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas' usage rate will take a slight hit.Daily Slant: The Celtics guards - namely Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart - have been very popular DFS targets in the time that Bradley has missed, but his presence leads to them both becoming less intriguing. Instead, this may be a good night to look to the Boston front-court. Al Horford will face off with a Charlotte defense that ranks 26th against centers, and while Kelly Olynyk will play, Horford is in a nice spot from a GPP perspective at a thin center position. DeAndre Jordan is still the safer cash game play. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:01 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 Today, 2:45 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) probable for Monday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) is probable to play Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and was active at shootaround, so all signs are pointing to him returning from a four-game absence tonight. With Bradley back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will return to the bench and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as active on offense. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:35 pm
  • 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 Today, 2:26 pm
  • Allen Crabbe moves to the bench
    Allen Crabbe scored five points with three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He will continue to come off the bench as the combo wing for the Blazers. Crabbe has value in deeper leagues and would gain even more value if anything happened to the starting perimeter players. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:57 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores just 12 points
    C.J. McCollum scored 12 points with two rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: His 25-plus scoring streak finally comes to an end at eight games. McCollum was actually the No. 1 player in standard leagues over that span due to his incredible shooting on pull-ups and adding stats across the board. The reigning Most Improved Player has improved yet again. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:52 pm
  • Kent Bazemore may be heating up again
    Kent Bazemore kept it going during a win over the Knicks on Monday, scoring 16 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't shoot the ball well, making just 5-of-13 from the field. Bazemore is playing with more confidence these days and had a big 24-point effort on Sunday. Theoretically, he should have seen a bump in productivity with Kyle Korver gone and it wasn't happening until recently. Maybe now he gets it going, so go ahead and pick him up after his breakout 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:38 pm
  • 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 Today, 1:34 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy doesn't score
    Mike Dunleavy did not score in 19 minutes against the Knicks on Monday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: The minutes were there and he's basically slid right into Kyle Korver's role. Dunleavy is coming off an impressive 20-point on Sunday, but he's really just worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:33 pm
  • 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 Today, 1:26 pm
  • Malcolm Delaney doesn't close out on
    Malcolm Delaney scored five points with one rebound, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He played five minutes next to Dennis Schroder during this game, which is slightly more than the 3.9 in his previous games since the Kyle Korver trade. Delaney did close out the previous two games, but he didn't do so this time around. He does seem to have minutes locked up in the teens and he brings a lot to the table in that time, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:26 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 20 points vs. NY
    Tim Hardaway scored 20 points in a start against the Knicks on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? Hardaway Jr.'s team got a big win at MSG to make them 9-1 in their last 10. Even though he may not start going forward, Hardaway Jr. has been terrific since the Kyle Korver trade. While he may be traded as a restricted free agent this summer, he has to be owned in standard leagues with his recent play. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:22 pm
  • 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 Today, 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 Today, 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 Today, 12:47 pm
  • Ron Baker scores 12 points in start
    Ron Baker started at shooting guard against the Hawks on Monday, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said he likes how Baker competes and liked how he had three early shots to help get him going. It's unclear if this lineup is going to stick for the Knicks, but Baker didn't close this game out. For now, he's only an add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores seven off bench
    Courtney Lee scored seven points off the bench with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: After the game, Lee said he found out he was benched just before the game. In a halftime interview, Carmelo Anthony said Lee handled the benching like a pro and also made it seem like it was more of an experiment. Lee has also really fallen off as a shooter lately, making just 2-of-15 from deep in his last four -- he was leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last month. Lee is only a 16-team guy for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out next 4 games
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

    Advice: Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:52 am
  • Allen Crabbe will return to the bench Monday
    Allen Crabbe will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Moe Harkless (calf) is back in the starting lineup, so Crabbe's run as a starter has concluded. That being said, Crabbe has actually been better as a reserve this season, so the demotion to the second unit shouldn't have a significant impact on his value. Still, he's only worth owning as a deep league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:58 am
  • Revenge: Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. NYK
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Revenge game! Dwight Howard is resting, so the Hawks are going to go small with Paul Millsap at center. THJ was already trending up before this news with averages of 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 3.0 triples per game in January, so give him a look if those numbers mesh well with your fantasy team. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:50 am
  • Josh Richardson to miss at least two weeks
    Josh Richardson (foot) will miss at least the next two weeks of action.

    Advice: We were waiting for a timetable but this is the best we are going to get. Unless you can stash Richardson in an IR spot, standard-league owners in a bad spot should probably move on. With that said, we still like Richardson's outlook for the rest of the season. Dion Waiters will get the bulk of the SG minutes in Richardson's absence and is worth a look if you need points. The Heat will also sign PF Okaro White to a 10-day deal on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:46 am
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  • Courtney Lee will come off the bench
    Courtney Lee will come off the bench on Monday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: The Knicks have been shredded on defense all season, so they're going to take their best wing defender out of the lineup. Sounds about right. Lee was a low-end asset to own before this news, so feel free to drop him for a hot free agent. With that said, he should still see a healthy dose of minutes Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:27 am
  • Ron Baker starting, Courtney Lee to bench
    Ron Baker is starting at shooting guard on Monday vs. the Hawks, sending Courtney Lee to the bench.

    Advice: Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek threatened to make lineup changes after Sunday's blowout loss to the Raptors, but now we know that he wasn't just blowing off some steam. Baker has had some nice moments this season, but he has very little upside and fantasy owners can simply monitor his progress from the waiver wire. The Knicks' defense takes another hit with this lineup switch. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:20 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 Today, 8:25 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Isaiah Whitehead returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores 23 points in win
    Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-14 shots for 23 points with two assists, one rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This marked the first time he has a 20-point game since Nov. 30. However, Oladipo is having a nice month, averaging 34.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys per game in January. He's becoming more consistent as the season progresses, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 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 Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Tony Allen solid in 33 minutes Sunday
    Tony Allen chipped in across the board on Sunday with four points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are now 8-13 in games they've trailed at halftime this season, which isn't shocking for a team that relies on their defense to win games. The veteran Allen isn't an obvious fantasy option, but he's worth owning with averages of 5.5 boards, 1.8 steals, and 10.1 points per game on 49.0 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) returns, plays 15 min
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday with six points, four assists, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Whitehead came off the bench behind Spencer Dinwiddie, who chipped in eight dimes in 24 minutes as a starter. Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been sidelined for most of the season and his return date is still something of a mystery, but it's hard to trust either Whitehead or Dinwiddie while they're pitched in a position battle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 pm
  • Malcolm Delaney hands out nine assists Sunday
    Malcolm Delaney handed out a career-high nine assists during Sunday's win vs. the Bucks, adding nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one steal.

    Advice: The rookie did his damage in just 26 minutes, and this is a great follow-up to Friday's 17-point, six-assist, four-rebound gem. He's been a plus-minus maestro all season and his incredible efficiency in January (53.7 percent FGs, 62.5 percent from deep) puts him on the radar in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy scores season-high 20 points
    Mike Dunleavy scored a season-high 20 points vs. the Bucks on Sunday, making 6-of-10 shots with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Dunleavy also went 4-of-5 at the FT line, but he had a few things working in his favor tonight -- the Hawks played a lot of wing-heavy lineups against a relatively small Bucks team, and more minutes were available with Mike Muscala injuring his ankle after one minute of action. We're very skeptical of Dunleavy, who is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Kent Bazemore scores team-high 24 points
    Kent Bazemore scored a team-high 24 points in 28 minutes during Sunday's home win, making 8-of-13 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs with two rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Four of Bazemore's makes came from downtown and this is the first time he's scored 20 points since Nov. 30, so it was a welcome if wholly unexpected outburst. His shot has been awful all season, at a career-low 36.5 percent, and we'll need to see him sustain some efficiency before fully buying in. That said, Bazemore has enough proven upside to be worth a look if you need a swingman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets 33/87/6 w/ extras
    Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 33 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals in 40 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo shot 13-of-22 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but it wasn't enough to beat the Hawks in Atlanta tonight. The Bucks' defense was their undoing, as they allowed the Hawks to score 111 points on 52.5 percent shooting (13-of-26 from downtown), and they'll need to tighten up during Monday's matinee vs. the Sixers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:48 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 Yesterday, 3:05 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 11 points w/ three treys
    Zach LaVine (hip) scored 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine looked a bit rusty out there, and he didn't connect on any of his attempts from inside the arc, but the heavy minutes would suggest that he'll be just fine for Tuesday's game in San Antonio. LaVine popped off for 25 points with four triples in his last game against the Spurs, so his owners can expect a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:21 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 Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) available to play
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: He could start, which would send Spencer Dinwiddie back to the bench, but even as a starter Whitehead isn't worth a roster spot in almost any setting. Dinwiddie is also a non-option in most leagues regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:45 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 Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) on track to play Mon
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and barring a setback he should be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Bradley has spent the past four games on the sidelines, but it's looking like owners can plan on having him back in their lineups next week. With Bradley back, Marcus Smart will return to the bench, and Isaiah Thomas won't be quite as busy on the offensive end. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:04 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 Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • 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 Yesterday, 11:39 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) listed as week-to-week
    Erik Spoelstra implied on Sunday that Josh Richardson (foot) is not close to a return, saying his return to action can be measured in weeks, not days.

    Advice: "It is still only a sprain, he is getting better but he still is in a boot," Spoelstra said. Miami was granted a hardship exception on Sunday which means that an independent doctor has deemed that Richardson will spend at least another two weeks on the sidelines. He hasn't quite taken off this season, so we won't blame you for making the cut if you're struggling. Dion Waiters looks like Miami's starting two-guard moving forward, and he's worth a look in points leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
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  • Brandon Knight (wrist) didn't play
    Brandon Knight showed up on the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist" on Saturday.

    Advice: As far as we can tell, there was nothing on Knight before or after the game on Knight's status from the team or the people covering the team right now. Knight was out for the same ailment back on Jan. 3, so take that for what it's worth. Obviously Knight won't be playing much with the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, so he will need a trade or an injury to the starters to have value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is active for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He will be returning from a two-game absence, but there's no word of any restrictions. LaVine made it though warmups just fine and is safe to deploy in season-long leagues. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Brandon Rush will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call
    Zach LaVine (hip) is a game-time call vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Advice: He's going to go through warmups and will play if his hip feels good according to coach Tom Thibodeau. If LaVine is able to return from a two-game absence, Brandon Rush will shift back to the bench. LaVine was also a game-time on Friday vs. the Thunder, so don't consider him as a lock to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 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 Yesterday, 7:24 am
  • Tyreke Evans scores 14 points
    Tyreke Evans made 6-of-15 from the field 14 points with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Bad shooting line aside, Evans really does look great. He's run the offense for most of his minutes while he's out there and he's playing three positions in the process. There's a massive injury risk on Evans going forward, but his owners can start using him as a must-start player when active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:18 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
  • 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
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) probable for Sunday
    Isaiah Whitehead (sprained left knee) is probable for Sunday against the Rockets.

    Advice: It looks like he only needs one game off due to his injury from Thursday night. Whitehead should go back to his starting role and be looking at minutes in the mid 20s. Spencer Dinwiddie will seem similar playing time while Randy Foye could get bumped out of the rotation. This is a situation to avoid for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:05 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
  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Sunday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: LaVine has missed each of the Wolves last two games, but appears to be inching closer to a return. Brandon Rush has started in place of LaVine and has played surprisingly well. Rush scored 12 points on Wednesday and then backed that up with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 40 minutes on Friday. Still, Rush would be a risky DFS punt on Sunday, even if LaVine does not play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:11 am
  • Tony Allen scores 22 points in a big win
    Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Rockets during a 110-105 win.

    Advice: He made his first eight attempts and finished 9-of-10 in another massive win for the Grizzlies. They were down 16 on the road in this game and now have five wins against the Warriors, Cavs and Rockets combined on the year. Mike Conley was effective as per usual with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:41 pm
  • 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
  • Allen Crabbe scores seven points in start
    Allen Crabbe started in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic and scored seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with three boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in 33 minutes.

    Advice: When he starts he has to compete for touches with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, so it's not a huge surprise that he averages more points per game (11.0) as a reserve than when he starts (10.1). Harkless is day-to-day, so leave Crabbe on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:17 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 25 points in loss
    C.J. McCollum scored 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting in Friday's loss to the Magic.

    Advice: He's now scored 25+ points in eight straight games which is the second longest streak in the NBA this season -- Russell Westbrook had 10. That's also the third-largest streak in franchise history behind Geoff Petrie (11) and Clyde Drexler (9). He added three rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes, and he will try to keep his streak alive against the Wizards on Monday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Malcolm Delaney closes out against Boston
    Malcolm Delaney scored a career-high 17 points against the Celtics on Friday, adding four rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: His teammates put popcorn in his car yesterday, so maybe that got him going. Delaney was marvelous earlier in the season with his defense, but a multi-week slump knocked him down for his minutes. He closed this game out tonight because Dennis Schroder was a mess, but that won't happen too often. Delaney does have some upside, so he's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues for PG-needy owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:43 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy gets late minutes
    Mike Dunleavy scored six points in his Hawks debut on Friday, adding five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Celtics.

    Advice: He actually closed this game out and hit a clutch trey. Still, we're not totally sold Dunleavy will stay on the team and get consistent run, so he's only an add in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:39 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 23 points
    Tim Hardway Jr. scored 23 points with two rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: We have a four-game sample on Hardaway post-Kyle Korver and it's going well. In those four, he averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 treys. That's good enough to make him a top-50 player in that span. Yeah, he won't be this good, but he has to be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 points vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: We're still waiting for him to add the other stats to go with some scoring, but he's trending up. In his previous January games, Oladipo averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 treys on 44.2 percent from the field. There's still a chance to buy low. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:46 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 19 w/ 6 dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) looked much better in Friday's 116-108 win over the Heat, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: After failing to score in nine minutes on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, Antetokounmpo had a few days to recover for this one and didn't look limited at all. He logged 36 minutes and added eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block, finishing 3-of-4 from the line. The Bucks deployed him at center tonight when the Heat went small, but his owners already know by now that he's matchup proof. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Allen Crabbe will start for Harkless (calf)
    Allen Crabbe will start in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Barring a surprise, Harkless is likely day-to-day so there's no real need to add in Crabbe in standard leagues. In five previous starts this season, Crabbe averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is a 'full go' Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) is a "full go" on Friday vs. the Heat according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that he was playing, but it doesn't hurt to get confirmation a second time especially when you play for the Bucks. Hopefully Giannis feels better tonight after a scoreless dud on Tuesday. Make sure he's active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:12 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be inactive on Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: They ruled him out somewhat early for his game-time decision, so he could miss the next game on Sunday against the Mavs. The matchup is a little different today for the Wolves because the Thunder obviously don't shoot anywhere close to as many threes as the Rockets, but Brandon Rush should still get some heavy run. Shabazz Muhammad has also stepped up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) ruled out Friday
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) will not play Friday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Whitehead hurt his left knee in Thursday's game vs. New Orleans. He will have the knee evaluated in New York on Saturday. The Nets next game is Sunday vs. Houston. We should have an update after Whitehead meets with team doctors. Spencer Dinwiddie will start at point guard for Brooklyn on Friday night. Sean Kilpatrick will also see an uptick in minutes off the bench and is the preferable streaming option and DFS play. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:20 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
  • Josh Richardson (foot) is 'getting better'
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) will his third consecutive game on Friday, but is "getting better" according to coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: Richardson is still in a walking boot but appears to be moving in the right direction. "He's getting better," Spoelstra said. "We wanted to monitor him and see if we could take the next step and get him ready. He is finding some relief." We will have to wait for a more formal update from the team regarding J-Rich possibly returning to the lineup. After Friday, the Heat don't play again until next Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:23 am
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  • Isaiah Whitehead (knee) questionable Friday
    Isaiah Whitehead (knee) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Whitehead injured his knee in a collision with Jrue Holiday on Thursday night and was unable to return to the game. Jeremy Lin has already been ruled out on Friday. If Whitehead does not play, Sean Kilpatrick and Spencer Dinwiddie will see additional minutes at the point. Kilpatrick would be the preferred choice as a cheap DFS play, as he has scored in double-figures in four of Brooklyn's last five games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:54 am
  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time decision Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) said "I don't know" when he asked after shootaround if he would play Friday night vs. OKC.

    Advice: Here is the full quote from LaVine: "I don't know. Want to make sure I'm ok... Make sure I'm 100 percent." It seems he is headed in the right direction, but it would be sheer speculation to try and predict if he will return on Friday night. It will come down to a game-time decision. For wat it's worth, he is listed as questionable. If LaVine can't play, Brandon Rush, Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica should see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) feels 'a lot better'
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play Friday night, but did text coach Brad Stevens Friday morning to tell him he is "feeling a lot better."

    Advice: The Celtics don't play again until Monday, so we will see if there any additional encouraging news regarding Bradley's status over the weekend. As far as Friday night is concerned, Marcus Smart is expected to once again start and see major minutes in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 am
  • Tyreke Evans busts out with 29 points vs. BK
    Tyreke Evans turned in his best game since his knee surgery in a 104-95 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 29 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a season-high 28 minutes, made all seven from the line and hit 10-of-15 from the field. After the game, Evans talked about all his work he's put in to recover from knee surgery. "I'm still trying to strengthen my knee up. It shows the hard work I'm putting in," Evans said. The minutes limit should still be there, but Evans' fantasy owners have to love this. HIs 29 points are the most scored by a Pelican not named Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 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
  • 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
  • Isaiah Whtehead hurts knee, questionable
    Isaiah Whitehead left Thursday's game after banging knees with Jrue Holiday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: It's being called a sprained left knee, but it didn't look bad on replays. If he's unable to return he'll likely be day-to-day and finish with four points and one assist on 2-of-7 shooting. And if he's going to miss any time, Sean Kilpatrick will see a bit of a boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Josh Richardson (foot) doubtful for Friday
    Josh Richardson (foot) will not play in Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: He is still in a walking boot and will likely miss more time. The good news is there is no structural damage on Richardson, but he's typically been a slower healer than others. Richardson was playing really well now that he's found his shot, so he's still a stash candidate. Rodney McGruder and Dion Waiters will be playing more with Waiters having far more fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
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  • Zach LaVine (hip) questionable for Friday
    Zach LaVine (hip) is questionable for Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He did some rehab work on Thursday and is feeling better. LaVine was ruled out about an hour before Wednesday's game due to his hip contusion injury on Monday, so he should be close. LaVine is tied with Kyle Lowry for minutes per game with two DNPs on the season. If he can't go, Brandon Rush should get another chance to start. Shabazz Muhammad and Nemanja Bjelica would also benefit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:15 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mike Dunleavy expects to play Friday
    Mike Dunleavy said he expects to play on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Dunleavy wasn't planning on joining the Hawks after he was traded from Cleveland, but a phone call from coach Mike Budenholzer changed his mind. Regardless, we don't see Dunleavy playing more than a handful of minutes Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:31 am
  • Giannis (illness) will play on Friday vs. MIA
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He returned to full practice on Thursday and appeared to be over his illness. The Greek Freak only managed to play nine scoreless minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday and clearly didn't look right physically, but his fantasy owners can feel much more confident about him on Friday. Michael Beasley loses the most value with this report despite a monster 28-point game vs. the Spurs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:19 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out for Friday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He's not even traveling with the team. Bradley was hoping to return for this one, so this is a buzzkill. On the bright side, he now has a few days to recover for Monday's game vs. the Hornets. Marcus Smart will continue to start in Bradley's absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:05 am
  • Gary Harris (groin) is expected to play
    Gary Harris (groin) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have been off since Jan. 7 and only play one time this week, so hopefully the extra time off has helped Harris' groin. He's been playing at less than 100 percent and wasn't able to play in the last game, but he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues. Harris has season averages of 12.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 triples. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 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
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out Thursday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is only game of the week for the Pacers, but Stuckey wasn't expected to play and still has no timetable for a return. In his absence, Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles have been logging around 20 minutes each off the bench, but they are hit-or-miss options. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:18 am
  • 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
  • C.J. McCollum scores 27 with four blocks
    C.J. McCollum carried the Blazers' first unit during a 102-86 win over the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring 27 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, five 3-pointers and a career-high four blocks.

    Advice: He's simply been awesome lately. McCollum joined Anthony Davis, James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the only players to score 25-plus in at least seven consecutive games -- he's also the first Blazer to do that since Clyde Drexler in 1987. McCollum is destroying opponents with his midrange, making 64.2 percent of his 53 attempts in that seven-game span. Even though the Western Conference guards are stacked, C.J. makes a case to be an All-Star. This gem moved McCollum inside the top 20 for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:48 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 24 points in win vs. CLE
    Allen Crabbe was on fire early in a win over the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Even off the bench, he was the first player in double-digit scoring. Crabbe has been loving the Moda Center with 30 points in his last game there on Sunday. He's also been way more efficient at home all season, posting a 65.7 true shooting percentage (TS%) at home compared to a 56.2 TS% on the road. Keep that in mind if you're looking to use Crabbe as a punt in DFS. He's more of a 16-team guy in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Zach LaVine (hip) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is far from surprising with LaVine being listed as doubtful and limited at shootaround. With LaVine watching from the sidelines, Namanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn will all see a boost in value with Bjelica being the preferable DFS target. For now, we'll be considering LaVine questionable for Friday's game against OKC. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:07 pm
  • Zach LaVine (hip) a game-time call vs. HOU
    Zach LaVine (hip) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets.

    Advice: LaVine will go through his pregame routine before making a final decision, but he wasn't very active at shootaround and is being listed as doubtful, so things aren't trending in a positive direction here. If LaVine is out, Nemanja Bjelica could be forced into heavy minutes with Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn also getting some extra run. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:41 pm
  • Bradley, Zeller, Brown out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Avery Bradley (Achilles), Tyler Zeller (illness) and Jaylen Brown (ankle) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Bradley is the most important missing piece here, and with him on the sidelines, it'll be the Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford doing the heavy lifting on offense, with IT4 offering a bit more upside. Marcus Smart will earn another start, and he's someone to consider throwing out there in DFS with the favorable matchup. Amir Johnson (ankle) will also be on the sidelines, leaving the Celtics pretty thin up front, so Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko should see some extra run.Daily Slant: The Celtics should be forced into relying heavily on Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford for offensive production this evening, with Marcus Smart also likely to play a large role yet again. Smart is priced out on some DFS outlets - he's a better target on sites where he's still priced as a value play. IT2 owns a massive 37.3 usage rate with Bradley off the floor, with Horford sitting at a healthy 27.5 percent clip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:12 pm
  • C.J. McCollum says POR is a tight-knit group
    C.J. McCollum said that there's no animosity in the Trail Blazers' locker room.

    Advice: "We’ve got a tight-knit group, there’s a lot of young guys who are on the same career trajectory, so we all get along well," said McCollum. "Everybody still hangs out together, there’s no animosity in the locker room, there’s no hate, there’s no jealousy." Portland has had some tough luck with injuries this season, which has had a negative impact on their record, but they're still staying together as a group. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:30 am
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari questionable vs. IND
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are questionable to play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Harris' groin injury has officially turned into a nagging issue, as this is the same injury that sidelined him for the early portion of the season, so if there's any chance of him suffering a setback you can bank on him sitting out Thursday's contest. Gallinari is only dealing with sore ankles, so he seems a bit more likely to gut it out. If Harris is forced to the sidelines, Will Barton and Jamal Murray would benefit most. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 25 points in win
    C.J. McCollum scored 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's 108-87 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: McCollum has now scored 25+ points in six straight games -- that matches the career bests of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge. The SG added four assists, one rebound, two steals and two triples in 34 minutes. He gets a matchup with the Cavaliers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Giannis (illness) goes scoreless in 9 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) failed to score in 9 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday with two rebounds, two assists and a block.

    Advice: He tried to give it a go, but coach Jason Kidd warned us before the game that he would pull him if he wasn't feeling up to it. The Greek Freak didn't look right and had a towel over his head on the bench, but he deserves a lot of credit for being out there with his teammates. He now gets a few days to rest before Friday's game vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Kent Bazemore held to six points
    Kent Bazemore was held to six points on 1-of-7 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Nets with three boards and two steals in 22 minutes.

    Advice: His only field goal of the night was a wide-open layup in the fourth quarter. Bazemore is in a brutal slump right now with a combined 14 points on 23.5 percent shooting over his last three games. We can't defend his awful play anymore and he looks like a drop candidate in standard leagues. Also, Taurean Prince and Tim Hardaway Jr. are coming for his minutes. We'll let you know when Bazemore heats back up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Josh Richardson (sprained foot) out Tuesday
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He was in a walking boot on Monday, so we have no idea why the Heat waited this long to rule him out. With only one game left on the schedule for the Heat this week, owners in a tough spot may need to move on despite Richardson's upside and great outlook for the rest of the season. Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will both get a bump in the short term, but their upside is limited. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 pm
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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: He was considered a game-time call after missing Sunday's game, causing some owners to panic because he was downgraded from probable to questionable earlier in the day. While season-long owners can activate him in lineups, he's a little risky in DFS because of the illness. Kidd confirmed that Giannis is still under the weather, but added that he doesn't have any restrictions. However, Kidd wouldn't rule out pulling him out of the game if he doesn't look great. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:12 pm
  • Report: Hawks shopping Tim Hardaway Jr.
    The Hawks are reportedly shopping Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. can reportedly be had for just some second-round picks, so Atlanta should be able to strike a deal with someone. The Hawks are reportedly going with the trade route because they don't want to pay Hardaway Jr. as a restricted free agent this offseason, but they also don't want to lose him for nothing. If the Hawks are serious about getting Hardaway Jr. off the books, it would make sense to start showcasing him with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy reports to Atlanta
    Mike Dunleavy Jr. has reported to Hawks and will take his physical Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: The Hawks don't play again until Friday, so Dunleavy is on track to make his debut then. However, the Hawks have plenty of depth on the wing and he'll be competing for minutes with Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha and Tim Hardaway Jr. Thus, Dunleavy is not expected to make a fantasy impact and can be left on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:51 am
  • Antetokounmpo (illness) a GTD on Tuesday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) missed shootaround and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game in San Antonio, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo missed his first game of the season on Sunday but was previously listed as probable heading into Tuesday. Unfortunately, we likely won't have official word from the Bucks until right before tip-off. Mirza Teletovic started in place of Giannis on Sunday but scored just five points in 30 minutes. Michael Beasley scored 18 points in 16 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:41 am
  • Antetokounmpo (illness) questionable Tuesday
    Coach Jason Kidd said after shootaround that Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was listed as probable coming into Tuesday, but Kidd sounds far less certain. Hopefully, Giannis will feel well enough to play because that would mean we'd get to watch a showdown between The Greek Freak and The Claw (aka Kawhi Leonard). If Antetokounmpo does not suit up, Mirza Teletovic and Michael Beasley would both see significantly more minutes on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:24 am
  • C's hopeful Bradley (Achilles) will play Wed
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game, but Boston is hoping he can play the second half of the back-to-back Wednesday vs. Washington.

    Advice: "He felt a lot better after treatment," coach Brad Stevens said. "The first time we looked at it that it’s most likely 5-7 days after the injury. It was Friday, so fifth day would be (Wednesday). So there’s a chance he’d play (Wednesday), but because of the travel, because of the late night, we’ll just leave him here and try to get him ready." We will have to wait for an update after Tuesday's game. Marcus Smart will continue to play heavy minutes in Bradley's absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 am
  • Tyreke Evans plays season-high 21 minutes
    Tyreke Evans played a season-high 21 minutes in Monday's 110-96 win over the Knicks, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 20 or more minutes and it's worth noting that coach Alvin Gentry has said that he will keep bumping him up a couple more minutes each week. He added four assists, two rebounds and two triples with three turnovers, and now he gets a couple days off to rest before Thursday's dream matchup with the Nets. His owners will have to be patient for a little while and the restrictions are annoying, but Evans is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:55 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) in a walking boot
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) was spotted wearing a full walking boot on Monday.

    Advice: Richardson said that he initially injured his foot during Dec. 30's game against the Celtics, and after trying to play through it, the pain only got worse. X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so he's not dealing with any structural damage, but head coach Erik Spoelstra acknowledged that it's unlikely Richardson will be able to suit up for Tuesday's game in Golden State. With Richardson on the sidelines, Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters will see an uptick in minutes, with Goran Dragic doing the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 2:31 pm
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  • Antetokounmpo, Beasley, Vaughn probable Tues
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness), Michael Beasley (shin) and Rashad Vaughn (ankle) are all being listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo is just 22 years old, and after sitting out Sunday's game he'll have had a full two days to rest up for Tuesday's game, so he should be good to go in that one. His return to action will send Mirza Teletovic back to the bench, where he'll split reserve minutes with Beasley. Vaughn will be brought along slowly, and is not worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 1:44 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy agrees to join the Hawks
    After having a discussion with head coach Mike Budenholzer about the role he'll have in Atlanta, Mike Dunleavy has agreed to join the Hawks and he'll report for his physical on Tuesday.

    Advice: Once Dunleavy completes his physical in Atlanta, Kyle Korver will be allowed to suit up for the Cavs, so we could see Korver make his Cleveland debut on Tuesday in Utah. It'll be interesting to see what sort of role Dunleavy has with the Hawks, but it's unlikely he'll be able to carve out much fantasy value at all fighting for minutes with the likes of Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha and Tim Hardaway Jr. Dunleavy won't play Tuesday, but he could make his Atlanta debut Friday vs. Boston. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 12:42 pm
  • 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
  • Report: GSW interested in Mike Dunleavy
    The Warriors would reportedly be interested in signing Mike Dunleavy as a free agent if he secures a buyout from the Hawks.

    Advice: That would make for an interesting reunion as Dunleavy suffered the scorn of many Warriors fans during his early years in the league (he was Golden State's No. 3 overall selection in the 2002 draft, but many fans would have preferred to see their franchise roll the dice on Amare Stoudemire). He's also been linked to the Rockets, but regardless of where Dunleavy winds up, his fantasy value will be non-existent. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:47 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) ruled out Tuesday
    Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. Coach Brad Stevens said he will be cautious with Bradley, but the SG is targeting a return on Wednesday vs. the Wizards. Marcus Smart is a nice short-term pickup if you don't mind the anchor on your FG percentage, as he put up 22 points with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in his last start. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 9:57 am
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) listed as doubtful
    Avery Bradley (strained Achilles) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He's in danger of missing his second straight game. This report comes from the team's game notes, so hopefully we'll know more later today. Coach Brad Stevens said that the team will be "appropriately conservative" with Bradley, so the doubtful tag isn't surprising. Marcus Smart started in his absence on Saturday and scored 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers, and while he's a nice short-term pickup, fantasy owners can't realistically expect those numbers moving forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 7:53 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) unsure of return date
    Josh Richardson (foot) said he's unsure of when he will be able to return.

    Advice: "I don’t know," Richardson said on Sunday. "They didn’t tell me exactly. I don’t know. Probably I guess whenever it starts feeling better." Richardson revealed that he suffered the injury on Dec. 30, so he's played through the issue in four games. X-rays and an MRI were negative, but the Heat are going to be cautious. "Thankfully, this isn’t a significant injury," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Soft tissue. So, hopefully he’ll be able to come back sooner than later." The Heat only play twice in Week 12, but look for Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters to play more if Richardson can't go. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 6:29 am
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  • 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
  • C.J. McCollum scores 35 pts in double-OT loss
    C.J. McCollum was phenomenal on Sunday, scoring 35 points on 16-of-28 shooting with three 3-pointers and six assists, but it wasn't enough to avoid a double-OT loss to the visiting Pistons.

    Advice: He sank a critical 3-pointer to tie the game in regulation, and this marks the first time in his career that he's scored at least 25 points in five straight games. Part of that had to do with Damian Lillard missing time with a sprained ankle, but Lillard was plenty active tonight with 20 points, nine boards and five assists in 43 minutes. Tonight's loss will sting for a Blazers team that is barely clinging to a playoff spot, just two games ahead of the 12-seed Lakers. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:36 pm
  • Allen Crabbe pours in career-high 30 points
    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 30 points on Sunday, making 12-of-15 shots with a 5-of-5 mark from downtown in a heartbreaking home loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Crabbe added one rebound, one assist and one steal in a season-high 43 minutes off the bench. He's scored double-digit points in six straight games, one shy of his career high, but hasn't offered much fantasy value beyond efficient scoring and 3-pointers. Feel free to deploy him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:33 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
  • Mike Dunleavy wants buyout, but ATL wants him
    Mike Dunleavy has failed to report to the Hawks following the recent Kyle Korver trade, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.

    Advice: Dunleavy wants a buyout, according to the report, which would free him to sign with a team of his choosing. The Hawks, however, would apparently prefer to keep him on their roster. Atlanta has plenty of younger wing options, but they might view Dunleavy as a rotation player and veteran mentor. The two sides are "working through" the situation, but if it drags on much longer it could potentially endanger Korver's status for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:29 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead struggles as a starter
    Isaiah Whitehead struggled in his return to the starting lineup on Sunday, tallying five points, three boards, one 3-pointer, three assists, two blocks and an unfortunate six turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't much better in his 25 minutes off the bench, producing just nine points, three boards, three assists, two blocks and one turnover. The Nets point guard rotation sans Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been a mess, and this is a situation that should be avoided in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:40 pm
  • Richardson, Babbitt ruled out for Sunday
    Josh Richardson (sprained left foot) and Luke Babbitt (illness) will not play Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Both X-rays and an MRI came back negative on Richardson's sprained left foot, and it's worth noting that it was his right knee and ankle that gave him problems at the beginning of the year, so perhaps this new issue is due to overcompensating. For now, we'll consider both Babbitt and Richardson questionable for Tuesday's game in Golden State, and with both those guys on the sidelines Sunday, we should see a ton of Wayne Ellington, Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson and James Johnson. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:06 am
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  • Isaiah Whitehead starting, Dinwiddie to bench
    Isaiah Whitehead is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie flopped in a start on Friday while Whitehead logged the first double-double of his NBA career with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes. He's too inefficient to rely on in standard leagues, but he's worth a look in deeper leagues or in points formats with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:37 am
  • Josh Richardson (foot) listed as questionable
    Josh Richardson (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: ESPN's Chris Haynes reported on Saturday that Richardson won't play, so the SG is probably closer to doubtful. "They took an X-ray last night after the game and that was fine," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Saturday’s practice. "But he is sore, so we’re going to take him to get an MRI, cross our fingers." The Heat are calling it a soft tissue injury to his foot and an MRI came back negative after Spoelstra's comments, so the SG is day-to-day. He's been playing a ton of minutes lately, so Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters would be interesting streaming options if he misses time. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:10 am
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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 22 points vs. DAL
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points with two rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is going to be the main man in the second unit with most of the other bench guys holding low usage rates. Even before this game, he was off to a strong start in 2017 with averages of 18.3 points, 4.3 boards, 1.0 assists and 4.0 treys. He's making a case to be added in standard leagues with a Nick Young-esque kind of upside. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:14 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 15 points vs. Denver
    Victor Oladipo scored 15 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He still has his wrist wrapped and maybe that's why he missed all eight shots from beyond the arc tonight. Oladipo hasn't quite got his shot going in his last five, making 40.8 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 4.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys in 34.8 minutes. He should go back to being an early-round guy soon enough. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:14 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points in loss
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to go bonkers with 19 points with seven minutes left in the second quarter. Chandler is also on the trade block according to ESPN's Marc Stein. He's in a really good spot for his value, so a trade would likely hurt him a bunch. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:05 pm
  • Will Barton scores 21 points against OKC
    Will Barton scored 21 points in a start for Gary Harris (groin) on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-poiners in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He actually got into some foul trouble early in this game or he would've been well over 30 minutes. Harris was a late scratch and there's no word if he'll miss time going forward, but Barton just has to be picked up right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 7:55 pm
  • Ron Baker gets 12 minutes vs. Pacers
    Ron Baker played 12 minutes on Saturday with one point, two rebounds, two assists and one steal against the Pacers.

    Advice: That big Friday night and closing out against the Bucks was bound to be a fluke. Baker has played well when called upon and he had his contract guaranteed today. He doesn't have much value while Brandon Jennings and Derrick Rose are healthy. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 6:33 pm
  • Will Barton starting in place of Gary Harris
    Will Barton is starting in place of Gary Harris (groin) against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: We still don't know what is wrong with Harris, but his groin injury may have been an aggravation. Whatever the case, Barton shouldn't be on any waiver wires right now. He should be looking at minutes in the upper 30s tonight. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:08 pm
  • Gary Harris (groin) is a late scratch vs. OKC
    Gary Harris (groin) is a late scratch against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Uh oh. Harris had a tear in his groin earlier in this season, so there is a good chance this injury is related. Hopefully the Nuggets are just playing it safe because taking Harris away will likely make their bad defense even worse. Will Barton gets a massive bump and should be owned in all leagues. Jamal Murray should also get an increased role and is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:04 pm
  • Avery Bradley (Achilles) out, Smart starting
    Avery Bradley (strained Achilles) is out for Saturday night against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bradley looked great on Friday night with 26 points in 36 minutes. There's no word of him being evaluated any further and is likely just day-to-day. With Bradley out, Marcus Smart will get the start and should play huge minutes -- he played 34 in the last game Bradley missed. We should see some Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown off the bench, as well. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 2:44 pm
  • Pistons at Blazers game has been postponed
    The Pistons at Blazers game has been postponed to Sunday night at 9 pm EST.

    Advice: The winter weather in Portland has pushed back tonight's game one day. The Pistons and Blazers are both off on Monday night, so they don't have a back-to-back set because of it. C.J. McCollum was on Twitter earlier today wondering about if he had to set his alarm for his pre-game nap, so hopefully he can go back to sleep. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 2:36 pm
  • Josh Richardson (foot) ruled out for Sunday
    Josh Richardson (left foot) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is X-rays were negative, but Richardson will also have an MRI today. The team said he is dealing with a soft tissue injury to his foot and he was in a walking boot today. Richardson is playing 36 minutes per game this month, so there would be a big hole to fill. It should be Wayne Ellington, Dion Waiters and Rodney McGruder picking up the slack. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 2:16 pm
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  • Jordan Clarkson (elbow) probable for Sunday
    Jordan Clarkson (elbow) is probable to play on Sunday against the Magic.

    Advice: We'll see if he gets any additional punishment for his scuffle with Goran Dragic on Friday. For now, Clarkson should be all set as a low-end asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:39 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy won't play for Hawks Saturday
    Now that the trade has been completed, Mike Dunleavy is expected to join the Hawks soon but will not play for Atlanta on Saturday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: Dunleavy was also dealing with an ankle sprain earlier this week, but that does not seem to be an issue at this point. The Hawks are rumored to be looking to trade Dunleavy as well, so we don't know where he will end up at this point. Nonetheless, it unlikely he is able to carve out fantasy value no matter where he lands. He can be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 11:07 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) ruled out Saturday
    As expected, Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This is no surprise, as we learned on Friday that Stuckey has not yet been cleared for full practice and is still without a timetable for his return. He can be left on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:56 am
  • First Team All Defense: Allen steals 6 in win
    Tony Allen recorded six steals in Friday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 48 minutes.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight and helped the Grizzlies climb back from a 24-point deficit. Allen shot just 5-of-16 from the field, but who cares with a line like this? He was averaging 1.7 steals per game prior to Friday and that's where he gets most of his fantasy value, so anything else he can contribute is icing on the cake. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:57 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson ejected on Friday night
    Jordan Clarkson was ejected on Friday night.

    Advice: He deserved the ejection. Clarkson got into it with Goran Dragic and raised his hands like a boxer, so he clearly lost his cool. The NBA could look at this because Clarkson did make some contact with Dragic's neck. He'll likely get at least a fine on top of this. Clarkson finished with four points in 10 minutes. The video of Clarkson putting up his dunks is below. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 9:13 pm
  • Lance Thomas returns to bench, scores 10
    Lance Thomas returned to the bench and scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, two triples and a steal in 20 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: This was one of his best games of the season, but this line is basically his ceiling while Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is healthy. Leave Thomas on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:42 pm
  • Isaiah Whitehead scores 10 with 10 boards
    Isaiah Whitehead logged the first double-double of his NBA career on Friday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes off the bench against the Cavs.

    Advice: He lucked out because Spencer Dinwiddie squandered his chance in the starting lineup. Whitehead will likely be starting on Sunday against the 76ers, but he doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:30 pm
  • Baked Rose: Ron Baker closes out win vs. MIL
    Ron Baker played all 12 minutes of the fourth quarter on Friday vs. the Bucks, scoring six points with four assists and two rebounds.

    Advice: Baker gave the Knicks a spark down the stretch and helped them steal a win in Milwaukee, so it's possible he could be in the rotation going forward. To be clear, this was likely a fluke and it would be a huge upset if Baker took minutes from Brandon Jennings and Derrick Rose again. With that said, anything is possible in New York. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:20 pm
  • Evan Fournier struggles in start
    Evan Fournier scored 10 points in a 100-93 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was not in a good groove with Elfrid Payton in the first unit. Coach Frank Vogel has been all over the place with his rotation, but Fournier should be a staple for him no matter what he does. Keep him rolling in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:08 pm
  • Evan Fournier back in the starting lineup
    Evan Fournier is starting against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Jodie Meeks will move back to the bench. Fournier was running the offense, so it will be interesting to see how he fits next to Elfrid Payton in the first unit. His usage rate takes a hit along with his assist percentage, but he is more efficient. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 2:30 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) w/out a timetable
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for full practice and still does not yet have a timetable for his return.

    Advice: Stuckey has played a total of six minutes over the Pacers last 11 games. Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles and Glenn Robinson will continue to divvy up minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:48 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores team-high 27 points
    C.J. McCollum hit 11-of-21 shots for 27 points, seven assists, four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointer on Thursday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Despite Damian Lillard’s (ankle) return, McCollum led the team in scoring and attempted over 20 shots. This was a prime matchup for him, which plays a big factor into his performance. However, after a nice run in the last six games, he will see a dip in production with Dame back on the court. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 10:32 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 in loss to Blazers
    Jordan Clarkson played through a right elbow contusion and a cold on Thursday, and hit 8-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds and two steals in a 118-109 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes and has played well in two straight games since scoring two points in 17 minutes on Sunday. He saw just 18 minutes on Tuesday, but still scored 16 points, and tonight's 32 minutes were very encouraging. It appears that both the elbow problem and the cold are no longer issues, and owners now have to hope that Clarkson gets his 30 minutes a night going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 10:30 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 11 points off bench
    Wilson Chandler scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: The Nuggets elected to go with a bigger frontcourt against the San Antonio tonight, which is why Chandler moved to the bench. Expect him to go back into the starting lineup on Saturday against the Thunder and play his 30+ minutes. He scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in their last meeting. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 9:21 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 17 points vs. Dallas
    Brandon Knight scored 17 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: That time off may have helped him. The Suns will keep him on a tight leash for defense and he played just 24 minutes combined in his last three active games -- he also didn't play in the last game. Knight was really trending down before this one, but feel free to add him in a shallower league. He likely needs a trade. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 9:11 pm
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