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  • Andre Roberson scores eight in 30 minutes
    Andre Roberson scored eight points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: His most impressive feat today was that he missed four free throws with no time off the clock. He missed two, grabbed the rebound off the second miss and was fouled right away, and missed his next two. On the positive side, Roberson played well on defense as per usual, but he doesn't have much fantasy value. 48 minutes ago
  • Steven Adams crushes Cavs with 25 and 10
    Steven Adams dominated against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 25 points wit 10 rebounds, one assist and one block on 12-of-13 from the field in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The bad news is he made just 1-of-5 from the line, but that's OK. He scored 10 points in the first 4.5 minutes of this game as the Cavs tiny lineups could do nothing to stop him early. Adams also did some damage on the offense glass with five on that end, which extends his lead in that department for the season. Adams is putting up a great season in reality and in fantasy. 49 minutes ago
  • Ben McLemore will start on Saturday night
    Ben McLemore will start on Saturday night against the Pelicans.

    Advice: With Andrew Harrison and Mario Chalmers out, B-Mac could be looking at over 30 minutes today. He had a terrific game during a win over the Kings with 21 points in 27 minutes, so J.B. Bickerstaff could give him a long leash today. He's not really worth owning long term, but give him a look if you have dead weight. He's a tourney option in DFS, too. Today, 3:25 pm
  • Ben McLemore (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Ben McLemore (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He had a revenge game against the Kings on Friday with 21 points in 27 minutes and he may actually see around 30 minutes again today with Andrew Harrison out out the lineup. It's always risky to run out B-Mac in fantasy, but it's not the worst idea today. Today, 2:54 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope questionable vs. NYK
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is questionable against the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: The team ruled him out a day in advance for Friday's game, so there's a decent chance he's a game-time call tomorrow. Plus, he went through some activities at practice on Saturday. Caldwell-Pope's injury doesn't sound serious, but it's worth a mention that his Achilles has bothered him in his career before this issue. If he's out, Josh Hart and Corey Brewer figure to pick up more wing minutes. Today, 12:03 pm
  • Andre Roberson back up to normal run
    Andre Roberson is expected to play his normal amount of minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, so Roberson should be in the upper 20s as the primary defender on LeBron James. He has more value in reality than in fantasy. Today, 11:28 am
  • J.J. Barea will play against the Blazers
    J.J. Barea (groin) will play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He did only miss one game from this slight groin injury. Although, Barea's groin strains have been a major problem for him in his career, so the Mavs are probably going to be careful with him. His return should take some playing time away from Yogi Ferrell, Devin Harris and maybe a heating-up Dennis Smith Jr. Today, 11:16 am
  • Brandan Wright (illness) ruled out Saturday
    Brandan Wright (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Wright, who had missed three straight games, was available to return Friday. However, he was a DNP-CD. Now he's back on the inactive list. Wright, who hasn't logged more than 15 minutes in a game since December 26th, should be left on the waiver wire. Today, 11:01 am
  • James Ennis (right calf) ruled out Saturday
    James Ennis (right calf) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Ennis has missed. Chandler Parsons (illness, right knee soreness) has also been ruled out and Ben McLemore (knee soreness) is listed as questionable, so the Grizz could be left with little depth on the wing on Saturday. Dillon Brooks will again be asked to log major minutes and could be looking at another big scoring night. Today, 11:00 am
  • McLemore, Chalmers, Harrison questionable
    Mario Chalmers (shoulder), Andrew Harrison (shoulder) and Ben McLemore (knee soreness) are listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: McLemore shockingly erupted for 21 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes on Friday but apparently is now dealing with soreness in his knee. With Chandler Parsons (illness, knee) and James Ennis III (calf) already ruled out, the Grizz may be very shorthanded on Saturday. Tyreke Evans, Wayne Selden and Dillon Brooks will likely log all the minutes they can handle. Today, 10:48 am
  • Aron Baynes (illness) unable to practice Sat
    Aron Baynes (illness) was unable to practice on Saturday.

    Advice: For now, we'll consider Baynes questionable for Sunday's afternoon game vs. the Magic. If Baynes is unable to suit up on Sunday, Al Horford, Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris would likely divvy up additional minutes. Today, 10:25 am
  • Sterling Brown and Tony Snell to start Sat
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Sterling Brown and Tony Snell will start in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and Malcolm Brogdon (personal) Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Snell has started 29 games for the Bucks this season. He's averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes over those 29 starts. Brogdon is attending to a personal family matter. The Bucks announced on Saturday that Antetokounmpo will miss Milwaukee's next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. Today, 8:20 am
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) listed as out Saturday
    Tyler Johnson (sprained left ankle) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson exited Monday's game due to the ankle sprain and has missed each of Miami's two games since. However, he did receive good news on Thursday when he visited a specialist in New York that confirmed the initial diagnosis. This is simply a game-notes designation, so we should have a formal update from the team shortly. If Johnson is unable to play Saturday, Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington would again see an uptick in playing time off the bench. Today, 7:24 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) to miss 2 games
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will miss Milwaukee's next two games to "manage soreness in his right knee."

    Advice: The Bucks released a statement Saturday morning which explained: "By not playing in Saturday’s game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game vs. Phoenix, Antetokounmpo will have eight days without playing in a game, using that time to receive treatment." Giannis has previously missed two games this season due to the same issue. He plans to return to game action on next Friday (Jan. 26) vs. Brooklyn. Tony Snell will likely be re-inserted into the starting lineup, but the primary beneficiaries of Antetokounmpo's absence will be Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe. Today, 6:39 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. to remain on 25-minute limit
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he plans to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. on a minutes restriction of about 25 per game during the Knicks current seven-game road trip.

    Advice: The Knicks have four games left on this road swing, including a back-to-back Thursday and Friday of next week. Hardaway Jr. was able to do plenty of damage in limited playing time in Friday's win over the Jazz. He finished with 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes. Despite the minutes cap, he should be owned and started in all leagues. Today, 6:29 am
  • Tyler Ennis scores seven points
    Tyler Ennis scored seven points with one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He was outplayed by Alex Caruso for the second straight night, so maybe coach Luke Walton will make a move there. Either way, you probably shouldn't be counting on Ennis even with Lonzo Ball (knee) needing to go through a practice before he's suiting up for games. Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Corey Brewer grabs seven assists in win
    Corey Brewer finished with four points and seven assists over 29 minutes in Friday's 99-86 win against Indiana.

    Advice: Brewer hit just 2-of-6 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line, while adding two steals. He is averaging 20.3 minutes per game over his past three outings, but he is posting just 3.7 points, 4.0 rebound and 1.3 steals per game during the span. Despite the fact he was in the starting five on Friday, he is only a low-end asset in the deepest of fantasy leagues while starting for Brandon Ingram (ankle). He can be left to the waiver wire in most formats. Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 31 points in win
    Tim Hardaway Jr. lit up the Jazz during a 117-115 win on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field for 31 points with five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, he got a big contract this summer, but Hardaway Jr. has performed while healthy. THJ did miss two clutch free throws with 33 seconds left in the fourth, but did ice the game with two free throw makes with nine second left. The Knicks will get another back-to-back set on Jan. 25-26 and another on the 30th and 31st, so his owners will have to make sure he's good for those. He needs to be owned in all leagues regardless. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Julius Randle effective in Friday's home win
    Julius Randle (finger) was able to start Friday's 99-86 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 14 points.

    Advice: Randle hit 7-of-12 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over his 20 minutes. He is playing with a jammed right ring finger and fracture, but the ailment didn't seem to affect his shot in the win. If you were hesitant to use him in your fantasy lineup because of the injury, fear not. He looks like he'll be just fine playing through the situation. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks three more
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: The blocks stood out, which is hardly a surprise for the NBA's top shot blocker this season. As for his scoring, Porzingis has seen a downward trend in points per game for every month so far this season. He's struggled more on two-point shots lately, especially in the paint at just 26-of-64 in January (40.6 percent). That's actually worse than his above-the-break 3-pointers percentage at 42.2 percent. No need to worry here, of course. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson drops 33 points in home win
    Jordan Clarkson finished with a season-high 33 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in Friday's 99-86 win against the Pacers.

    Advice: Clarkson finished 14-of-19 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. It Clarkson's fifth-career 30-point game, and his first of the season. The Lakers needed every bit of it, as they had a dismal 2-of-14 night from the free-throw stripe. It was the worst percentage from the stripe by a winning NBA team since 1963. Five players took at least one free throw without a make, and only Clarkson was 2-of-3 to hit. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Trey Burke scores seven, closes vs. Utah
    Trey Burke scored seven points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Maybe not, but Burke gave the Knicks some good minutes as he took time from Frank Ntilikina, and he even played down the stretch. This probably won't last long, so leave Burke unless you're truly desperate at point guard. Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores six points vs. Utah
    Jarrett Jack scored six points with one rebound, six assists and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He did not close this game out with Trey Burke getting the minutes at the one to finish this game. Jack has been way above expectations on the year, but this was his third underwhelming game in a row, averaging 4.0 boards, 2.0 boards and 5.7 dimes in those outings. He's only a low-end fantasy point guard and will probably trend down. Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Rudy Gobert returns with 23 and 14, 3 blocks
    Rudy Gobert (knee) turned in a gem during his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring a season-high 23 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 30 minutes during a 117-115 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: He was expected to play around 24 minutes, but this game was close in a game the Jazz really needed before a road trip that starts on Monday. Gobert started slow and did only make 9-of-15 from the line, but he showed some rapport with Donovan Mitchell. He has been a major letdown so far this season, so hopefully he can hang more lines like this one. His owners may want to make sure he's a go for Saturday in a back-to-back set against the Clippers. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores nine off the bench
    Joe Ingles moved to the bench against the Knicks on Friday with nine points, seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The move to the bench didn't really hurt his output with Ingles and Rodney Hood basically just swapping roles. Ingles isn't much of a scorer anyway, so expect him to be around a top-100 player regardless of is position in the lineup. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Victor Oladipo drops 25 at Staples
    Victor Oladipo finished with 25 points on 11-of-26 shooting across 36 minutes in Friday's 99-86 victory on the road against the Lakers.

    Advice: Oladipo also chipped in with five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer while turning it over just twice. He is enjoying his best run since returning from a three-game absence due to a knee injury Dec. 27-31. Oladipo is averaging 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game over his past three outings. He is playing like an All-Star and giving first-round fantasy production. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 17 points
    Ricky Rubio scored 17 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He was really struggling as a scorer coming into this game, making a combined 6-of-26 from the field for 18 points over his previous three games. Rubio's usage rate is slightly trending up this month while he's been able to pile up the steals with 1.9 per game over his eight January games. There's still some hope, but Rubio almost certainly won't match his ADP price tag. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Reggie Bullock back in the starting five
    Reggie Bullock (illness) returned to the lineup Friday against the Wizards, posting nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.

    Advice: Bullock is over a bout of bronchitis, and he was listed as a game-time decision for this one. He also chipped in with two assists and a blocked shot over 24 minutes. He is averaging just 5.5 points per game over his past two outings, and he has single-digit performances in four of his past five. If you normally rely upon him, keep him reserved in all fantasy leagues until he starts to produce with a little more consistency. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • T.J. Warren returns with 25 points in win
    T.J. Warren returned against the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He looked great on both ends of the floor, so the Suns were likely careful with his back injury. The Suns are also very successful when Warren goes off with a 10-1 record in the 11 games he's scored at least 25. He's been on fire over his last seven active games with 23.9 points per outing thanks to making 36-of-48 (75 percent) at the rim over that span. They don't call him Tony Buckets for nothing. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Brandan Wright picks up a DNP-CD
    Brandan Wright picked up a DNP-CD on Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He was "available" to play, but he's not in the rotation right now. Deyonta Davis will continue backing up Marc Gasol and we don't see why Memphis would go away from that. Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Ben McLemore goes off for 21 points
    Ben McLemore came out of nowhere to score 21 points against the Kings on Friday, hitting 6-of-13 shots and 6-of-6 free throws.

    Advice: Talk about a revenge game. McLemore was a DNP-CD in his previous two games and played a total of 15 minutes in January prior to tonight, but the Grizzlies let him have some fun against his former team. He added two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes, and while he gave the coaching staff something to think about, fantasy owners can ignore him unless he earns a permanent spot in the rotation. Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Ennis, Hart, Brewer, Kuz & Randle starting
    Corey Brewer, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis will start against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers are missing a lot of bodies here and they'll go small against the Pacers. Randle is also playing with a finger fracture. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. Utah
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: That'll bump Lance Thomas to the bench. Hardaway Jr. still could be limited as he recovers from his leg injury, and he did play 26 minutes on Wednesday. He should still be owned in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Rudy Gobert to play around 24 minutes
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will start and is expected to play around 24 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He beat his timetable from last weekend to return, but the Jazz rightfully won't be extending him too much. Gobert's scoring has dropped from last season, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits now that Donovan Mitchell has established himself as a rookie stud. Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ingles did have 14 points and four dimes in his last game, but he's been cold for a while. The Jazz will roll with the hot hand of Rodney Hood tonight and there's a chance that he could stick in the first unit. Ingles will still have a significant role, but he's a low-end fantasy option and it's been that way for a while. Yesterday, 5:56 pm
  • Brandan Wright (illness) is available
    Brandan Wright (illness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's been out of the rotation and Marc Gasol (illness) is playing, so Wright isn't a lock to see the floor. Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (illness) is active Friday
    Reggie Bullock (illness) is active for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and was considered "50/50" to play, but he'll give it a go and could see his normal allotment of minutes if he's feeling up to it. He's been inconsistent, but he does have some low-end value for his 3-pointers and steals. Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Julius Randle (finger) expected to play
    Julius Randle jammed his right ring finger and suffered a fracture, but he’s scheduled to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's being called a mallet fracture, which is just below the tip of Randle's finger. The Lakers will need him with Brandon Ingram (ankle) possibly missing this game. Randle is a lefty, so this injury may not affect him too much on offense. He's an option in DFS and should be owned in standard leagues now that he's seen consistent minutes. Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out Saturday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This is just a game-notes designation, so we'll have to wait to hear from coach Jason Kidd or Antetokounmpo himself for confirmation and an explanation. Hopefully, Milwaukee is merely limiting Antetokounmpo's workload and making sure he has enough rest, as they have done earlier this season. However, the Bucks don't play on Friday or Sunday, so this is not the part of a back-to-back. We'll wait for an update before jumping to conclusions. Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe will see their usage rates spike with Giannis on the sidelines. Yesterday, 11:03 am
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday vs. NY
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday night vs. the Knicks, but will have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: Coach Quinn Snyder said he was unsure whether or not Gobert would start. Gobert told reporters that his minutes restriction would be largely based on his level of conditioning and fatigue. Rudy also said that he expects to play Saturday vs. the Clippers as well, barring soreness. It's probably best to steer clear of Rudy in DFS on Friday, but daily fantasy leaguers should feel confident deploying him. Derrick Favors, Jonas Jerebko (back), Joe Johnson and Ekpe Udoh will all see their playing time reduced. Yesterday, 10:33 am
  • Brandan Wright (illness) doubtful for Friday
    Brandan Wright (illness) was unable to participate in shootaround and is "likely doubtful" for Friday's game vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Minimal fantasy impact here, as Wright has missed three straight games and hasn't logged more than 15 minutes in a game since December 26th. Also, Marc Gasol (illness) is expected to play Friday night. Yesterday, 9:13 am
  • J.J. Barea (groin) questionable for Saturday
    J.J. Barea (groin) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Portland

    Advice: Barea was able to practice without any setbacks on Thursday, so he's clearly heading in the right direction. We should have another update on his status after the team shootaround on Saturday morning. Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith Jr. would see an uptick in minutes if Barea is unable to suit up. Yesterday, 9:01 am
  • Victor Oladipo has a solid night in loss
    Victor Oladipo scored 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in a 100-86 loss to the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't quite been the electric offensive player we saw in December, but Oladipo is still crushing this month. In his previous game since injury, he's averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.0 treys. He should have a big night at Staples Center against the Lakers without Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. We're expecting him to flirt with first-round value the rest of the way. Thursday, 9:33 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) OK after second opinion
    Tyler Johnson (sprained left ankle) visited a specialist in New York on Thursday, but nothing new was revealed.

    Advice: This is great news. Johnson has already been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Nets, but nothing suggests he'll be out long-term -- TJ even reportedly wanted to play on Wednesday, but the Heat training staff shut him down. Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington gain the most in his absence. Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) out Fri
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is expected to sit out Friday's game vs. Indiana.

    Advice: KCP left Wednesday's game with a strained Achilles and it's not surprising to see him listed as 'out'. He did warm up prior to the second half on Wednesday, and we've yet to hear about an MRI, so hopefully it's nothing serious. Josh Hart has benefited the most when KCP misses time this season. Thursday, 3:19 pm
  • James Ennis (right calf) listed out Friday
    James Ennis (right calf) is listed as 'out' for Friday's game.

    Advice: Ennis logged 20 minutes vs. the Knicks on Wednesday but maybe he aggravated his calf injury in the process. His absence should open up more playing time for Wayne Selden, and maybe we'll see Ben McLemore back in the rotation. Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • T.J. Warren (back) practices, probable Friday
    T.J. Warren (back) practiced on Thursday and is expected to start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Josh Jackson would head back to the bench with Warren active, undermining his appeal as a streaming and DFS option. Warren has missed the past two games but the injury sounds minor, and we should have confirmation of his status after Friday's shootaround. Thursday, 12:56 pm
  • Joe Ingles bounces back, scores 14 points
    Joe Ingles bounced back on Wednesday with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, four 3-pointers, four assists, one rebound and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Ingles struggled in a blowout loss on MLK Day with zero points in 20 minutes, and he only attempted one shot. He was more aggressive tonight and it paid dividends, but this did come against the Kings' defense -- we'd like to see him do it again vs. the Knicks on Friday. For now, Ingles remains a low-end option in roto leagues. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Steven Adams makes 10-of-12 FGs for 21 points
    Steven Adams hit 10-of-12 shots to score 21 points on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: Adams was too much for the Lakers' frontcourt to handle and he's now racked up three straight double-doubles. He's just 24 years old and continues to get better, but he's already crushing his preseason draft position with top-50 roto value. Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Andre Roberson solid in return Wednesday
    Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday with four points on 2-of-2 shooting, four rebounds, three steals, two assists, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Roberson logged 17 minutes in his first action since late December. He looked sharp and is averaging 26.9 minutes on the season, but OKC didn't need to push him with the game decided in the third quarter. He's a non-entity in points leagues, but has some niche appeal for defensive stats. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Tyler Ennis starts, plays 20 minutes
    Tyler Ennis started Wednesday's game and had nine points, three rebounds and three assists, making 4-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Lonzo Ball (knee) was out again tonight so Ennis was tabbed to start alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. As long as Ball is day-to-day there's no real incentive to own Ennis anywhere. Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) looks fine Wednesday
    James Ennis (calf) had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three assists in a home win vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ennis' availability was a rare bit of good injury news for Memphis, which was playing without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright. He was coming off a pair of solid games but should still be viewed skeptically for fantasy purposes. Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis ties season-high w/ 6 blks
    Kristaps Porzingis tied his season-high with six blocks on Wednesday, adding 21 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: KP was grabbing his left thumb at one point, but he closed out this game and looked fine, so we're leaving him off the injury report. He didn't turn the ball over in 33 minutes and has been a shot-blocking machine lately, averaging 3.2 swats in his past dozen games. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays 26 minutes Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played 26 minutes on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: THJ sat out Monday's game as a precaution, as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he looked fine in a tough loss at Memphis tonight. He came off the bench again but coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted he could resume starting soon, which would bump Lance Thomas (15 minutes) to the bench. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Josh Hart starts 3Q for Caldwell-Pope
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be Josh Hart starting the second half at shooting guard. KCP tried to give it a go in warmups before the third quarter, but he didn't feel right. It's worth a mention KCP had a right Achilles issue back in 2015, so there's a very good chance he needs to miss time. Hart is worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Wednesday, 6:22 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope goes to locker room
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles strain) went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He got tangled up with Russell Westbrook and went straight to the locker room. Caldwell-Pope was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was in pain as he went back there. Josh Hart would benefit if KCP is out. Wednesday, 5:59 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action. Wednesday, 4:49 pm
  • James Ennis is available to play
    James Ennis (calf) is available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was called questionable to play on Tuesday from what was likely an injury on Monday. He should come off the bench and could be looking at minutes around 20. Ennis isn't worth owning in most leagues. Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Roberson starting, Ferguson to the bench
    Andre Roberson (knee) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers, sending Terrance Ferguson back to the bench.

    Advice: Roberson has missed the past eight games, so he could have his minutes monitored tonight. Neither Roberson nor Ferguson can be considered viable targets in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Brandan Wright will not play due to illness
    Brandan Wright (illness) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out of the rotation anyway, so the Grizzlies won't miss him too much. Although, not having Marc Gasol (illness) means Deyonta Davis should have some extended run heading his way tonight. Wednesday, 3:23 pm
  • Tyler Johnson thinks he's more day-to-day
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) is thinking his injury is in terms of days and not weeks.

    Advice: That's good news and the Heat are reportedly not looking to give him an MRI. Johnson is not going to play on Wednesday, which means the Heat could shift Justise Winslow over to the two. Winslow said he's "comfortable" with playing there, or the Heat could go with Derrick Jones Jr. or Derrick Walton Jr. to start. Wayne Ellington also benefits in a big way and should be firing away from deep. Wednesday, 2:02 pm
  • Andre Roberson (left knee) questionable
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: He got some shots up on Tuesday and even went through practice on Sunday. Coach Billy Donovan talked a lot about his second unit playing well together, so chances are Roberson would be put back into the starting lineup. He's still not someone fantasy owners should count on in most leagues. Wednesday, 1:23 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) out Wednesday vs. MIL
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bucks, as expected.

    Advice: "He is feeling better. We did not get an MRI, it is just an ankle sprain at this point," said head coach Erik Spoelstra of Johnson. "We will continue to treat and evaluate him." It'll be interesting to see who Miami brings into the starting five with Johnson out, but Wayne Ellington figures to be the primary beneficiary here in terms of minutes. Johnson doesn't appear to be dealing with anything serious, but he could also miss Friday's game in Brooklyn with it being the first of a back-to-back set. Wednesday, 10:01 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis says game slowing down
    Kristaps Porzingis said he was forcing things too much on offense during his cold shooting stretch.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to slow down mentally. That’s helping me know," Porzingis said. "I’m not thinking I need to score as much. I just want to be involved. When the shots come, I’m going to take them, and they’re going to be higher-percentage shots, not as many contested shots and not as much me fighting to get the bucket." Porzingis is adjusting to being the No. 1 guy in the offense, but with Tim Hardaway Jr. back, and Porzingis being more selective with his shots, his shooting percentages should start to trend upward. Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • J.J. Barea (groin) hopeful for Saturday
    J.J. Barea (groin) is hopeful that he'll be able to get back to the court for Saturday's game in Portland.

    Advice: Barea missed Tuesday's game due to the groin issue, but said he "should be okay," and he'll have had a full week off going into Saturday's game so maybe he'll be able to get back out there. If Barea is able to return to the court, Devin Harris' minutes will take a hit. Wednesday, 6:54 am
  • James Ennis (calf) questionable for Wednesday
    James Ennis (right calf) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a calf issue for Ennis, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on what he can do at Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin. Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • No MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson (ankle)
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not be required to undergo an MRI, but he is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Johnson could miss a few games, but the fact that he's avoiding an MRI suggests he's not dealing with anything too serious. We should get official confirmation on his status following Wednesday's shootaround, and if he's out, Wayne Ellington could see heavy minutes as a starter. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • T.J. Warren (back) out Tuesday vs. Portland
    T.J. Warren (back) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Josh Jackson (groin) is likely looking at another start tonight, so he could be someone to consider in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. This will be Warren's second straight game on the sidelines, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Friday's game in Denver. Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) gets up shots Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (knee) got up some shots during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: The Thunder just did some light shooting and watched film on Tuesday, so this isn't much of an update. We'll have a better idea on Roberson's status for tomorrow's game based on his activity level at Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, Terrance Ferguson will get another start. Tuesday, 12:01 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    The Heat will likely be without Tyler Johnson (ankle) "for at least the short term," according to Heat reporter Tom D'Angelo.

    Advice: It was initially feared the Johnson had sustained a serious injury when he fell to the ground clutching his knee on Monday. However, Johnson is dealing with a sprained ankle. Coach Erik Spoelstra said everybody, including Johnson, was "relieved" when hearing the initial diagnoses. We should have a further update by Tuesday afternoon. If Johnson is unable to play Wednesday, Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington would see an uptick in playing time. Tuesday, 8:56 am
  • T.J. Warren (back) questionable Tuesday
    T.J. Warren (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Warren was unable to play Sunday vs. the Pacers. Josh Jackson (groin) started in his place and Jackson responded with a career-high 21 points in 30 minutes. Jackson is listed as questionable for Tuesday as well. We should have an update on the status of both players after Phoenix's shootaround Tuesday morning. Tuesday, 7:22 am
  • Vic Oladipo makes one last All-Star plea
    Victor Oladipo torched the Jazz for 28 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, five 3-pointers and just one turnover in Monday's easy 109-94 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: All-Star voting ends tonight and it's possible Dipo picked up some more votes with this strong line. He simply has to make the All-Star team this year as one of the East's best players and he's the ninth most valuable fantasy player this season in nine-cat. His owners suffered through a rough four-game stretch in early January when he was hurt, but all is forgiven after one of his best games since returning action six games ago. Monday, 8:46 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hits 1-of-7 shots for 2 points
    Ricky Rubio hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, five rebounds, zero assists and two steals in 23 minutes of Monday's ugly loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Rubio showed signs of life last Wednesday with 21 points and a fun stat line, and had seven points, seven rebounds, four assists, a 3-pointer and a block in his previous game, but Monday was a disaster. The Jazz turned to Raul Neto and Alec Burks for a chunk of minutes tonight after the Pacers blew the game open in the third quarter. Some of us still believe Rubio can bounce back for a big second half like he did last year, but then again, others of us think those people should have their heads examined. While a two-point game isn't really surprising for Rubio, this was the first time this season he didn't record a single assist. Unfortunately, some of that has to do with his teammates. If he doesn't get this turned around against the Kings on Wednesday, Rubio's going to start showing up on a lot of waiver wires. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Joe Ingles fails to score in loss to Pacers
    Joe Ingles missed his only shot and played just 20 minutes on Monday, failing to score against the Pacers.

    Advice: He only had an assist, a steal and two turnovers on the night, so he actually hurt owners with negative points if you used him in some leagues. He's really tailed off lately, averaging 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. He was returning late eighth-round fantasy value on the season coming into tonight's game, according to, but given how badly he's struggling, you can probably find a more exciting free agent out there. Just don't be surprised if he gets it turned around sooner than later. Monday, 8:24 pm
  • James Ennis plays well for Memphis
    James Ennis hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Ennis had 12 points, five boards, a block and two 3-pointers in his previous game, making him worth a watchful eye right now. But Chandler Parsons should be back from his knee injury soon, which could hurt him. And even if Parsons remains out, Ennis would only be a deep-league option at this point. Monday, 5:45 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hits six triples, 27
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 8-of-16 shots, 6-of-10 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes

    Advice: This was KCP's second highest scoring night of the season and he's scored in double figures in eight straight games. His legal situation that was holding him out of road games is finally behind him and he's playing very aggressively right now. He should be owned everywhere. Monday, 5:18 pm
  • Tyler Ennis quiet in start for Lakers
    Tyler Ennis started for Lonzo Ball (shoulder) on Monday and hit 3-of-6 shots for six points, two rebounds and three assists in 33 just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Gary Payton II made his debut for the Lakers tonight and played 12 minutes and Jordan Clarkson played 17 minutes in the loss. If Ball's not playing point guard for the Lakers, you probably don't want to be using one of the other ones in fantasy leagues. Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Julius Randle quiet in loss to Grizzlies
    Julius Randle played just 22 minutes and had nine points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 2-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Randle is alternating big games with duds right now and the Lakers were getting blown out in this one. Luke Walton rolled mostly with his bench brigade in the second half and this was a disappointing night for Randle, given that both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were out with injuries. Randle had 23 points and 15 boards in his previous game and will look to get back on track against the Thunder on Wednesday night. Hang in there with him. Monday, 5:12 pm
  • Update: No MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson
    Updating a previous report, there is currently no MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson (ankle).

    Advice: The Heat want to wait and see how he feels tomorrow morning before going through with the MRI, but the fact that they're even waiting to make that decision is a very positive sign. While he grabbed at his knee after the injury, after being examined in the locker room they determined he's dealing with a sprained left ankle, so it seems like he's avoided a serious injury. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Monday, 3:46 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) headed for an MRI
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: Johnson was grabbing at his knee after the hard fall on Monday and needed to be carted off the court, but the Heat are simply calling this an ankle sprain, and we should get official confirmation on that diagnosis once the MRI results are made public. Miami plays in Milwaukee on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Johnson doubtful for that one. If he's out, Wayne Ellington could move into the starting group with Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson logging heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 3:15 pm
  • Trey Burke makes his Knickerbocker debut
    Trey Burke made his first appearance for the Knicks, posting five points with two assists and a rebound in eight minutes off the bench Monday in Brooklyn.

    Advice: Burke received a nice ovation from the Knicks crowd that made its way to the Barclays Center, acknowledging him for his first time in orange and blue. He'll be operating as the third-string point guard behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina, so he should remain on the waiver wire in all but the very deepest of fantasy leagues. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis dumps in 26 points
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots across 27 minutes in Monday's 119-104 victory at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Porzingis was a solid 8-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 8-of-11 from the free-throw stripe. His minutes were somewhat limited dude to four personal fouls, but he obviously still had a very nice line. He had a much better time than his last outing aginst the Nets Dec. 14, when he left in the first half with a sore knee. In his previous two full games against Brooklyn he is averaging 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per outing. He'll get another crack at them at MSG on Jan. 30. Monday, 2:43 pm
  • Tyler Johnson diagnosed with sprained ankle
    Tyler Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and X-rays were negative.

    Advice: Johnson won't return to Monday's game but this is very encouraging considering how bad it looked initially -- he was in agony after an awkward landing and needed to be wheeled off the court. He immediately grabbed his knee after the injury and could get an MRI in the coming days, so we're not ready to say he's out of the woods quite yet. If he misses time, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be leaned on very heavily, and Wayne Ellington could get more minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 2:28 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 27-20-6 line in W
    Giannis Antetokounmpo powered the Bucks to a 104-95 win over the Wizards on Monday, exploding for 27 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak was an absolute beast on the offensive glass with his 19.4 offensive rebounding rate, creating numerous second-chance opportunities for Milwaukee in the win while rocking a 35.1 usage rate. The boards were a career-high for Antetokounmpo, and this was also the first 20-20 game of his career. Yeah, he's a stud. Monday, 2:04 pm
  • Tyler Johnson leaves w/ left leg/knee injury
    Tyler Johnson exited Monday's game with a left leg/knee injury.

    Advice: He came down awkwardly after a drive to the hoop, immediately clutched his left knee, and was eventually wheeled into the locker room. We're hoping it wasn't as bad as it looked, but Johnson could be looking at extended absence -- it shouldn't take long before Miami runs tests. With Dion Waiters (ankle) out of the picture, Miami can ill-afford to lose Johnson -- if he misses time, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be leaned on very heavily, and Wayne Ellington could get more minutes. Stay tuned. Monday, 1:58 pm
  • Walton: Tyler Ennis starting for Lonzo (knee)
    Tyler Ennis will start vs. the Grizzlies on Monday, according to coach Luke Walton. Monday, 1:54 pm
  • Reggie Bullock scores 20 in loss to Charlotte
    Reggie Bullock hit 8-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 35 minutes of Monday's loss to Charlotte.

    Advice: Bullock usually scores and hits some 3-pointers, but the steals were a new wrinkle to his game today. Bullock was fading hard, scoring 10 or fewer points in three straight games, but looked fantastic today. He's mostly a one-trick pony that can score and hit some 3-pointers, so keep that in mind if you make a move on him. Monday, 11:55 am
  • Hornacek says Hardaway Jr. could start Weds
    Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage. Monday, 11:28 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out for Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: THJ appeared to tweak his left leg on Sunday, but coach Jeff Hornacek said THJ is fine and that he's resting on the second game of a back-to-back set. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. Michael Beasley will pick up the slack on offense for the second unit. Monday, 10:39 am
  • J.J. Barea (groin) listed as out Tuesday
    J.J. Barea (groin) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is coming from the team's game notes, but his owners should go ahead and have a backup plan ready. Keep in mind that Dallas has just two games total this week. Dennis Smith Jr., Yogi Ferrell and Devin Harris will all get a bump with Barea expected to sit out. Monday, 10:02 am
  • Victor Oladipo posts full line in 21 minutes
    Victor Oladipo had 17 points, five rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers and one assist in an easy win vs. Phoenix on Sunday, making 6-of-11 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers led by 30 points after three quarters and they were able to rest their key players down the stretch -- no starter played more than 27 minutes. Darren Collison scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young were both in double-digits, and the Pacers cruised to a 120-97 road win. Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 25 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting Sunday, to go with six boards, four 3-pointers, three assists, five steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis had a hot start to the game, but he cooled off after halftime, going 4-of-11 from the field through the second half of action and his usage rate also dipped to 24.5. The Knicks blew a 19-point lead, which was partly due to some miraculous play from Anthony Davis, but they also played fairly horribly as a team on the defensive end. Speaking of terrible defense, Enes Kanter finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover in 36 minutes. Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points, tweaks leg
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans but appeared to tweak his left leg on the final possession of the game.

    Advice: He did add two triples, five boards, three dimes, three steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but the main takeaway is the leg injury. The injury occurred on a non-contact play on New York's final possession, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting an obvious limp. The Knicks play again on Monday in Brooklyn, so it wouldn't be surprising to see THJ hit the sidelines for the second leg of this back-to-back. Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • T.J. Warren (sore back) out, Jackson starting
    T.J. Warren (sore lower back) will not play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

    Advice: Josh Jackson will start in place of Warren and should get all the minutes he can handle, so give him a look for DFS purposes. Dragan Bender will also be busy with Marquese Chriss (hip) on the sidelines tonight. This is the first we've heard about Warren's back issue, so we'll consider him questionable to return vs. Portland on Tuesday. Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores season-high 22 points
    Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with four rebounds, eight assists, two 3-pointers, three steals and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans constantly left Jack wide open, and he consistently made them pay for it. He’s been connecting on a ridiculous 61.7 percent of his shots over the past four games to go with averages of 17.0 points, 8.5 assists, 1.0 triple, 1.5 steals and 3.8 turnovers per game. The scoring probably isn’t sustainable, but he’s worth owning in most leagues while he’s playing this well. Sunday, 3:50 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 22 points in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 points on 6-of-12 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak also finished a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe, to give him a 67.1 true shooting percentage on the evening, and he was one of the few Bucks' starters who didn't struggle to get his shot to drop. John Henson finished the loss with four points (2-of-5 FGs), nine rebounds, one steal, one block and three turnovers. Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) out Monday vs. SAC
    Andre Roberson (knee) was a full participant in Sunday's light practice, but he will not play Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: "We didn’t have a lot of contact in practice, but he went through the entire practice, so he’s getting better," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Sunday. While Roberson is improving, Monday will mark his eighth straight game on the sidelines, which will likely result in Terrence Ferguson earning another start. Sunday, 11:26 am
  • Knicks sign Trey Burke
    The Knicks have officially signed Trey Burke.

    Advice: It's a minimum deal for the remainder of the season. Burke did have a lot of success in the G-League, but he's not on the fantasy radar and should be firmly behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina. Sunday, 10:03 am
  • Reggie Bullock logs 35 minutes w/ Johnson out
    Reggie Bullock missed a potentially game-tying layup at the buzzer vs. Chicago on Saturday, finishing with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Stanley Johnson (hip) was out tonight due to tightness in his hip, which allowed Bullock to log unfettered minutes as the starting SF. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy ruled out structural damage for Johnson, but Bullock should keep the starting gig even when he's healthy. He's been extremely efficient for the past month with 57.8% field goals and 83.3% free throws, while hitting 2.4 triples per game, so owners might as well ride the hot hand. Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Steven Adams posts double-double in victory
    Steven Adams finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and three steals across 31 minutes in Saturday's 101-91 victory in Charlotte.

    Advice: Adams bounced back after a subpar performance Wednesday in Minnesota, which was rather surprising since he was bumping down low with Dwight Howard. It was the first double-double for Adams since Christmas Day against the Houston Rockets. He is averaging 1.8 blocked shots per game in six January outings, too. The Thunder have a quick turnaround Monday against the Kings, the first of three games in the upcoming week. Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • J.J. Barea goes down with a groin injury
    J.J. Barea did not play during the second half on Saturday after aggravating a groin injury, finishing with five points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said he had "no idea" on the severity of Barea's injury after the game, so he's likely headed for an MRI. That said, groin injuries can be tricky, so it wouldn't be surprising at all to see this result in an extended absence for the 33-year-old veteran, and if he does need to miss time that would open up minutes for Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell. The Mavs take on the Nuggets on Tuesday, so we should get another update on Barea in the intervening days. Saturday, 3:29 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in OT win
    Jordan Clarkson helped the Lakers to their fourth-straight win on Saturday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three boards, four assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Clarkson caught fire down the stretch, scoring 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime while rocking a 30.4 usage rate, and there really wasn't anything the Mavs could do to stop him. The Lakers are reportedly looking to ship Clarkson out of Los Angeles, so he probably bumped up his trade stock a bit with his clutch performance. In terms of fantasy hoops, a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing for Clarkson, as his minutes have been sporadic with the Lakers this season. Saturday, 2:43 pm
  • Julius Randle double-doubles in overtime win
    Julius Randle posted a 23-point, 15-board double-double during Saturday's overtime win over the Mavs, adding two assists and seven turnovers over 33 minutes.

    Advice: Randle scored the first points of the game for the Lakers, and also hit the game-clinching basket on an impressive putback bucket in OT, so all in all this was a solid performance following Thursday's scoreless outing. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (eye) going down in this one, Randle could be looking at big minutes on Monday in Memphis if neither of those guys can play. Saturday, 2:28 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 17 points
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-8 from the stripe on his way to 17 points, five boards, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 41 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Caldwell-Pope was quiet for much of the game, but he came through with some big shots in the clutch to keep the Lakers in the game. That said, KCP’s minutes have been rather sporadic lately, and the fact that his usage has dipped to 15.4 over the past six is concerning. The Lakers value his expiring contract more than his on-court contributions, so it wouldn’t be shocking to see him lose minutes to someone like Josh Hart through this second half of the season. Saturday, 2:18 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) out at least one more week
    Rudy Gobert (knee) was re-evaluated on Saturday and it was determined that he'll need to spend another 7-10 days on the sidelines.

    Advice: Gobert has recently begun going through light practices with non-contact work, so he is making progress. That said, until he's going through 5-on-5, full-contact work, we can assume he's not close. Derrick Favors will continue to hold down the five-spot in his absence, with Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko moving in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. Saturday, 11:48 am
  • Knicks to sign Trey Burke
    The Knicks will waive Ramon Sessions on Saturday to make room to sign Trey Burke, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

    Advice: Burke has appeared in 26 games for the Knicks G-League affiliate this season and is averaging 26.6 points, 5.3 assists and 2.7 3-pointers. However, he'll be the third-string point guard on the Knicks, behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina. Burke can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues. Saturday, 8:19 am
  • T.J. Warren goes for 21 points in home win
    T.J. Warren finished with 21 points in Friday's 112-95 loss against the Rockets, hitting 10-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: Warren is averaging 22.0 points over the past two games since returning from a one-game absence due to illness. He has been shooting the ball well over his past 11 outings, 53.5 percent from the floor. He has been one of the most reliable fantasy producers in the Valley of the Sun this season, and he is posting top-75 roto value for most owners. Friday, 11:09 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot over 36 minutes in Friday's loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo hit 10-of-19 from the field and was 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. If fantasy owners want something to complain about, he was 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line and he has just one double-double in seven games so far in January. However, even when he has a subpar game he is still pretty good for his fantasy owners. Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 11 points off the bench
    Tony Snell was good for 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench in Friday's 108-94 loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Snell hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while chipping in with three rebounds. It likely won't get him closer to supplanting Malcolm Brogdon in the starting five, but it won't hurt, either. He is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues if available, as he could easily move back into the starting five sooner rather than later if Brogdon hits the skids. Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 18 w/ 8 dimes vs. MIN
    Jarrett Jack had another strong game on Friday vs. the Wolves, scoring 18 points with eight assists, one rebound, one steal and two triples in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Ever since coach Jeff Hornacek said he was considering starting Frank Ntilikina, Jack has turned things up a notch. He's coming off a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals, and he's averaging 15.3 points, 8.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.7 triples over his last three games. His job is safe for now, so he belongs in fantasy lineups. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 16 points in return
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) returned to action in a 118-108 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 16 points (6-of-13 FGs) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, but he showed little to no rust at all. As long as his leg responds well in the morning, his workload will continue to ramp up and he should be back in the first unit sooner rather than later. With top-70 value in 9-category leagues on a per-game basis, there's no reason for him to be sitting on the waiver wire. Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Andre Roberson (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Andre Roberson (left knee tendinitis) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Roberson reportedly went through parts of practice on Friday, but sat out the contact portions. He is inching his way towards a return but will likely need to get a full-contact practice under his belt before he is cleared to play. Terrance Ferguson is expected to draw another start on Saturday. Friday, 10:50 am
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope swipes five steals
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and a season-high five steals in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: A few of his steals came during key points in the game and he was a big reason the Lakers ended up winning in San Antonio. He's been a seventh-round player this season and his travel restriction is over, so make sure he's not available on your waiver wire. Thursday, 11:11 pm
  • Julius Randle fails to score in 18 minutes
    Julius Randle played just 18 minutes and missed all six of his shots, failing to score for the first time this season in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: He picked up three fouls in the first half and saw his minutes limited, while Larry Nance had one of his better games of the season. It was a bad combination for Randle, who was coming off a big game on Tuesday when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer. Randle had been rolling, but it just wasn't his night. Don't drop him, but do look for him to bounce back against the Mavericks on Saturday. Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) doing non-contact work
    Rudy Gobert (knee) has begun participating in non-contact portions of practice.

    Advice: Gobert is still out for Friday's game and he doesn't have a firm return date, but this is encouraging news nonetheless. He was diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his left tibia, and was given an initial timetable of approximately one month on Dec. 16. It's reasonable to think he could return in mid- to late-January, therefore, and the next step is likely for him to start taking contact. Thursday, 3:44 pm
  • Steven Adams held at bay in road loss
    Steven Adams finished with eight points, eight rebounds and two steals over 34 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 loss at Minnesota.

    Advice: Adams certainly had his hands full with Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Taj Gibson, etc. down low. He was able to extend his streak of games with five or more rebounds to 21, but his string of five straight outings with 10 or more points came to a conclusion. He might have another rough night on the offensive side when he squares off against Dwight Howard and the Hornets on the road Saturday night. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starts, plays 28 minutes
    Reggie Bullock started vs. the Nets on Wednesday and had seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy admitted it was a "mistake" to start Bullock ahead of Anthony Tolliver on Monday, against the Pelicans' big frontcourt. Those two will continue swapping starts depending upon the matchup, which makes it hard to trust either one in standard fantasy leagues. The return of Stanley Johnson (hip) tonight is just one more reason to avoid Bullock. Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hits 9-of-17 shots, scores 21 pts
    Ricky Rubio knocked down 9-of-17 shots to score a team-high 21 points on Wednesday, helping the Jazz beat the Wizards 107-104.

    Advice: Rubio hit three 3-pointers with four steals, three assists and two rebounds in 41 minutes. He was coming off an 0-of-6 shooting dud and is at just 39.2% on the season, so owners should enjoy shooting nights like this whenever they occur. After a very rocky start to the season, Rubio is starting to find a rhythm with backcourt partner Donovan Mitchell -- he's still just flirting with top-100 value over the past month, but that's going up after tonight's strong effort. Wednesday, 8:30 pm
  • Tony Snell mostly nailed to the bench
    Tony Snell posted just five points with one rebound and one assist over 17 minutes in Wednesday's win against the Magic.

    Advice: Malcolm Brogdon has supplanted Snell in the starting five and he isn't doing anything to play himself out of the role. As such, Snell's minutes continue to shrink. In fact, his 17 minutes on Wednesday represent a new season low. Still, the situation isn't engraved in stone and the bottom could fall out on Brogdon at any time. Snell isn't a bad guy to scoop up and stash if you have the roster flexibility, as he might be just a bad Brogdon game or two away from returning to the starting lineup. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 26 on Orlando
    Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up with 26 points, seven rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot over 34 minutes in Wednesday's victory against the Magic.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo met very little resistance in the middle from the Magic, hitting 10-of-15 from rather close range. He struggled a bit from the charity stripe, hitting just 6-of-10, but fantasy owners complaining about that are just being petty. It was another solid night at the office for The Greek Freak, who recently went No. 1 overall in the Rotoworld Fantasy Hoops Staff Midseason Draft. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 26 points
    Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 26 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 9-of-20 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs with seven boards, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Oladipo continues to establish himself as a cornerstone for the Pacers, and his 24.5 points are on pace to be the third-highest in franchise history. He did commit four turnovers tonight, while going 0-of-6 from downtown in 38 minutes, but those are caveats fantasy owners can happily ignore. He's soaring as a top-20 value in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Jarrett Jack posts a triple-double in loss
    Jarrett Jack posted the second triple-double of his career during a 122-119 double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and five turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first triple-double for the Knicks since Carmelo Anthony posted one in 2012. Jack was part of the biggest play of the game as he set up Kristaps Porzingis off a cut to get a dunk at the buzzer to send this game to overtime (video in link below). Jack's minutes continue to trend up and perhaps he heard the whispers of coach Jeff Hornacek looking at starting Frank Ntilikina. Jack isn't exactly the sexiest fantasy asset in fantasy leagues, but he's a fine player to own until further notice. Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks in a double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: After the first quarter, he really disappeared in this game with only four points in the second, third and fourth quarters, but Porzingis did show up in overtime with a dunk at the buzzer (video in link below). He was 0-of-4 from the line in this game, but that seems like a fluke after going 17-of-18 in his previous three games. The Unicorn will be a stud as long as he's in the lineup. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starting Wednesday vs. Nets
    Reggie Bullock will start vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bullock came off the bench after halftime on Monday but he'll stick with the starters vs. the smaller Nets tonight. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope does it all
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 5-of-11 shots, two 3-pointers and 4-of-5 free throws for 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes of Tuesday's win.

    Advice: He's been released from the detention center and should be able to travel with the team going forward. He failed to even score on Friday and has missed some road games, so there's a chance he could be available in your league. He had a monster block on Buddy Hield tonight and looked good, so think about grabbing him if he was dumped in your league. He should be good to go from here on out. Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 22 with 14 boards
    Julius Randle started and played 30 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and six turnovers in a 99-86 win over Kings.

    Advice: Randle looks great after a slow start to the season and is rolling right now, averaging 15.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals while shooting 53 percent over his last five games. He's outplaying both Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance right now and should be owned everywhere, as he can also back up Brook Lopez at center. The Lakers won back-to-back games for the first time since early December tonight. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
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