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  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) is listed questionable for Tuesday's game vs. OKC. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
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  • Kawhi Leonard (rest, hand) expected to play
    Kawhi Leonard (rest, hand) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Things aren't quite official just yet, but Gregg Popovich described Leonard's absence from Monday's game as precautionary, and Leonard wasn't on the injury report at shootaround so he'll likely be back in action tonight. With Kawhi back, Kyle Anderson will return to the bench where he'll lose most his value. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
  • Jonathon Simmons (wrist) won't play Tuesday
    Jonathon Simmons (wrist) will not play Tuesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of a wrist issue for Simmons. The only info we have right now is that Simmons is dealing with "some sort of wrist ailment." Simmons is averaging 16.7 minutes per game in January. Those minutes will likely be soaked up by Manu Ginobili, Kyle Anderson and Danny Green. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
  • Jerian Grant (illness) will start Tuesday
    Jerian Grant (illness) will start Tuesday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: It was announced this morning after shootaround that Grant would replace Michael Carter-Williams in the starting lineup. MCW had been struggling (scoring a total of five points in Chicago's two previous games), but Grant had been a DNP-CD in three of the Bulls last five games. This is proof of just how far Rajon Rondo has fallen in the eyes of the Chicago coaches. Despite being healthy, Rondo has now been passed over by two less accomplished point guards. It will be interesting to see whether Rondo or MCW see the majority of minutes backing up Grant. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:35 pm
  • C.J. Watson will come off the bench Tuesday
    C.J. Watson will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: As a starter, Watson only managed to compile averages of 8.5 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal, 1.0 3-pointer and 2.0 turnovers per game on 33.3 percent shooting, so it's not surprising to see him demoted to the second unit. Jeff Green will get the start in his place tonight, but he's not worth much more than a dart throw in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:33 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) ruled out Tuesday
    D.J. Augustin (sprained right ankle) has ben ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Elfrid Payton will start and play extended minutes on Tuesday. He makes for an intruding DFS play, as he's the only pure PG available for the Magic. C.J. Watson will also see additional playing time. In addition, with Evan Fournier (foot) missing another game, Mario Hezonja could see extra minutes off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
  • Jeff Green starting, Watson to the bench
    Jeff Green will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, sending C.J. Watson back to the bench.

    Advice: Watson was doing a whole lot of nothing as a starter, so it's not all that surprising to see Frank Vogel turn to Green with the hopes of infusing some offense into the first unit. Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join Green in the starting five tonight, and Payton should be logging major minutes with both D.J. Augustin (ankle) and Evan Fournier (heel) on the sidelines. Green is as inconsistent as they come, so he's not worth much more than a punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:25 pm
  • Tim Quarterman (ankle) questionable vs. LAL
    Tim Quarterman (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: The undrafted rookie has suited up for a total of 12 games this season and has never exceeded the eight-minutes mark, so his playing status is irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:15 pm
  • Walton won't commit to Ingram running point
    Luke Walton is uncertain if he'll give Brandon Ingram another start at point guard on Wednesday.

    Advice: The first time Walton allowed Ingram to start at point guard, the rookie flirted with a triple-double in a close loss to the Cavs, but the second time around Ingram committed three turnovers and zero assists while the Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history; so it's been a mixed bag. Walton may want to temporarily suspend the point-Ingram experiment, but regardless of what position Ingram plays at, he's sure to log significant minutes for the rebuilding Lakers. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) questionable Wednesday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: This is the first time Lamb has been designated with the questionable tag since going down with the foot issue, so maybe he can get back to the court on Wednesday night following a six-game absence. If he does, he could take away some minutes from Marco Belinelli, but it's unlikely he'll earn enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
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  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) practices Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) practiced on Tuesday, and there's a chance he could return to action Thursday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels tomorrow," said head coach Nate McMillan. "Then we'll make a decision if he's ready to go on Thursday." Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and he'll likely be brought along slowly. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:41 am
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  • Ricky Rubio (personal) ready to play Tuesday
    Updating a previous item, Ricky Rubio (personal/hip) says he's recovered from the hip injury that kept him out of the second half of last Thursday's game and is ready to play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Rubio did not play the second half of last Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip. However, he ended up missing Sunday's contest as he had flew to Spain to be with his family following the death of his grandmother. Rubio is back with the team in Phoenix and sounds like the hip injury is no longer an issue. With Rubio starting, Kris Dunn will return to his role as a reserve. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:39 am
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) back with team Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is back with the Wolves and was at shootaround this morning in Phoenix.

    Advice: Rubio, listed as probable, is track to play Tuesday night. It was reported that Rubio was away from the team to be with his family after the death of his grandmother. Kris Dunn will get bumped back to the bench with Rubio returning. Rubio had been playing his best ball of the season (averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists in a recent five-game stretch) prior to his absence. Hopefully he can pick up right where he left off. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:12 am
  • Jerian Grant expected to start on Tuesday
    Despite battling a bad head cold, Jerian Grant is expected to replace Michael Carter-Williams as the Bulls starting point guard on Tuesday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Grant has been a DNP-CD in three of the Bulls last five games, so this certainly qualifies as surprising news. However, Michael Carter-Williams has struggled recently, so it is understandable that coach Fred Hoiberg wanted to shake things up. MCW has scored a total of five points on 2-of-12 shooting and dished out just four assists over 40 minutes in the the Bulls previous two games. Grant has started five games this season, averaging 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in those contests. It will be interesting to see who Hoiberg uses as his first PG off the bench: Carter-Williams or Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
  • Norman Powell listed as probable starter Tues
    Norman Powell is listed as the "probable starter" at shooting guard in place of DeMar DeRozan (ankle) in the Raptors game notes for Tuesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Advice: Powell has started seven games for the Raps this season and is averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.5 minutes in those seven starts. Thus, he is a risky, but intriguing DFS play due to his cheap price. Terrence Ross will also see plenty of additional minutes off the bench on Tuesday and Wednesday with DeRozan sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
  • Wolves willing to play Jones & Dunn together
    Minnesota is willing to play Tyus Jones in the same backcourt alongside Kris Dunn, according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: "It opens up the floor. So Kris has the ability to play two positions. He can defend three positions, actually. So you can use him in that way," Thibodeau said. "And then you have multiple guys who can run in pick-and-rolls. It gives you different options." Rubio (personal reasons) is expected back for Tuesday's game, but this is something to keep in mind should the Wolves trade Rubio before the February trade deadline. Dunn will obviously be the primary benefactor of such a trade, but Jones could see a slightly larger boost than expected. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:11 am
  • Austin Rivers' confidence on the rise
    Austin Rivers says he knew he was going to have a big season in 2016-17, as he finished up last year strong and went into the summer with confidence.

    Advice: "It’s not like this is a shock to me. I knew I was going to play well this year," said Rivers. "I knew it was coming." After pouring in 27 points in Monday night's win over the Hawks, Rivers is averaging 19.4 points (on 51.8 percent shooting), 4.4 assists and 2.4 3-pointers over the Clippers last eight games. Rivers' ownership levels should remain sky-high for as long as Chris Paul (thumb) is sidelined. In his 16 starts this season, Rivers is averaging 17.4 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
  • Wizards to wear all black to game vs. Celtics
    The Wizards are planning on wearing all black to their game against the rival Celtics on Tuesday night.

    Advice: The unexpected rivalry between the C's and Wiz has escalated exponentially over the last year. It started with trash talk last season and culminated with a physical confrontation between John Wall and Jae Crowder in the teams' last meeting on Jan. 11, when Crowder put his finger in the face of Wall. "Everything was fine until he put his hands on my face... when you touch me in my private space, that’s going to escalate [to] somewhere else," said Wall. "We’re wearing all black to the game," Kelly Oubre Jr. said. "So you know where we’re going with that. We’re ready for whatever, man. Round three. Let’s get it." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) probable for Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Rubio missed Sunday's game vs. Denver due to unexplained personal reasons but is expected to rejoin the team in time for Tuesday's contest. Kris Dunn, who started in place of Rubio on Sunday and played well (10 points, nine assists, eight rebounds in 34 minutes) will get bumped back to the bench. Rubio had been on a hot streak, prior to missing the second half of last Thursday's game due to tightness in his hip. He was averaging 13.2 points, 14.0 assists and 2.8 steals in the Wolves five previous games. Make sure he is back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:15 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 17 in loss
    Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, snapping a six-game winning streak for the Jazz.

    Advice: "It was a tough game for us," Hayward said. "I felt like they made the plays when they needed to and we didn't. It's a frustrating one, but it's one you have to try and let go and move on." The Jazz are one of the hottest teams in the West right now and they're still not even at full strength with Rodney Hood (knee) out. The Jazz are just one loss behind the fourth-seeded Clippers and have every reason to keep giving Hayward big minutes the rest of the way. He shot 6-of-17 from the field in the loss and added six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 13 points in loss to OKC
    Alec Burks scored 13 points for the second straight game on Monday vs. the Thunder, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line with two rebounds and two assists in a season-high 25 minutes

    Advice: Burks is now in the rotation with Rodney Hood (knee) out and he played 19 minutes in his previous outing. "Being out for so long, it's hard to get back into the rhythm, but I'm getting there. I feel like I'm getting better," Burks said. "I feel more comfortable with my teammates. I'm making progress." Burks took an ill-advised shot in the final seconds of the two-point loss, but the fact that he was even in there suggests that he will be a big part of Utah's plans in the short term. If you have something to cut in a deep league, give Burks a look since the Jazz play three more times this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Westbrook triple-doubles, hits game-winner
    Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and hit a game-winning mid-range jumper with a couple seconds left in Monday's 97-95 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: He's an absolute monster. Westbrook recorded his 22nd triple-double of the season with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, adding four steals, one block, three triples and six turnovers. He finished 11-of-29 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line, an incredible feat against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Per StatMuse, Westbrook now has the most 30-point triple-doubles (21) in the last 30 years over LeBron James (21) and Michael Jordan (16). Not bad for an All-Star reserve... Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 20 vs. the Heat
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, eight assists, one block and three triples vs. the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 7-of-19 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with four turnovers in 37 minutes. This was his second 20/10 game of the season and he matched his season high with 10 rebounds. Curry is trending up in the new year and he's averaging 80.5 touches per game with 5.4 seconds per touch in January compared to 76 touches and 4.7 seconds per touch before Jan. 1, and his owners can expect another strong performance in a homecoming game in Charlotte on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 14 in win over Pacers
    Courtney Lee hit 3-of-7 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-7 free throws for 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He's starting at shooting guard for the Knicks and scored 13 points on Saturday, when he hit three 3-pointers. Maybe he's ready to start scoring 14 points a night, but unless you're simply desperate for 3-pointers, you can probably find a more valuable player off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Jeff Teague cools off against Bulls
    Jeff Teague hit just 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds and seven assists in Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Teague had scored in double figures in all nine of his January games prior to tonight's mishap and was averaging 16.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer during the month coming into this one. He was due for an off night, but should bounce back against the Timberwolves on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits game-winner, scores 33
    Dion Waiters hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's 105-102 win over the Warriors, finishing with 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: He scored a season-high 33 points for the second game in a row with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) on the shelf, including 11 points in the final quarter. With just a few seconds left in regulation, Waiters pulled up over Klay Thompson for an incredible fadeaway triple (link below). He logged 33 minutes and added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and six triples, and with Johnson out the next two games, it now makes sense to add Waiters while he's rolling. He had a massive 30.3 usage rate tonight and the Heat play three more times this week, but just keep in mind that his FG percentage can be volatile and his value will take a sizable hit when the Heat get some bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 19 off Kings' bench
    Ty Lawson played 23 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal off the Kings' bench on Monday.

    Advice: Darren Collison continues to start, but Lawson has been the better point guard over the past month. Lawson is averaging 11 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a steal over his last four games, but he's not much of a 3-point threat. We'd rather own Lawson over Collison, at least for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Garrett Temple scores 11 in start for Kings
    Garrett Temple started and played 34 minutes on Monday, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in a 109-104 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Temple is averaging 10 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and will continue to see heavy minutes with Rudy Gay's season over due to a ruptured achilles tendon. But if you want to drop Temple for a red-hot Dion Waiters, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Tyreke Evans plays 12 minutes on Monday
    Tyreke Evans played just 12 minutes on Monday, finishing with nine points, two rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Evans played just 13 minutes on Friday and has scored a total of just 17 points in his last two games after hitting double digits in five straight games, which included a 29-point breakout on Jan. 12. We're guessing his minutes will come back around soon, but for now, he's not a must-start player until his minutes get back to 20-plus again, instead of the 12.5 he's averaged over his last two. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 pm
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  • Austin Rivers tweaks ankle in win
    Austin Rivers played through a sprained ankle and finished Monday's 115-105 win over the Hawks with 27 points, four rebounds, six assists and five 3-pointers on 10-of-21 shooting, and played 41 minutes despite the injury.

    Advice: The ankle sprain didn't look great on television, but Rivers powered through it and looked like the best player on the court tonight. He's playing very well right now. averaging 18.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. River and teammate Raymond Felton are both players to own for as long as Chris Paul remains out with his thumb injury, which will be at least for another month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) available to return
    Austin Rivers (ankle) is available to return on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The injury looked pretty bad and Rivers had quite a limp, but the Clippers finally get some injury luck with this report. Rivers was the best player on the floor in the first half, so his owners are very fortunate right now. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers (ankle) goes to locker room
    Austin Rivers (ankle) left Monday's game vs. the Hawks and went back to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out again Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He still has no timetable for a return. Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to log around 20 minutes each off the bench until Stuckey is cleared to return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:04 pm
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  • MRI comes back clean on Augustin's ankle
    The MRI results on D.J. Augustin's sprained right ankle came back clean, and he's expected to be listed as day-to-day moving forward.

    Advice: Augustin might not be able to play Tuesday against the Bulls, but it doesn't sound like he's going to be forced into a lengthy absence here. If Augustin can't play Tuesday, Elfrid Payton will be forced into heavy minutes and Mario Hezonja could see some extended run with the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (hand, Nets) out Monday
    Kawhi Leonard (hand, Nets) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's resting for "precautionary" reasons against the worst team in the NBA, so Leonard's owners can expect to have him back for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. With Leonard out, expect to see a lot of Jonathon Simmons and Kyle Anderson at the three. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:33 pm
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) will get an MRI Monday
    D.J. Augustin (ankle) will undergo an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: He's walking "gingerly" without the use of crutches, but we should get an update on his timetable later this evening. For now, it sounds like he's closer to doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls. If Augustin misses time, Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson will log heavy minutes in the backcourt and coach Frank Vogel may finally have no choice but to give Mario Hezonja some burn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 am
  • Dion Waiters working on his finishing at rim
    Dion Waiters said he's working on his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: "Coaches told me to be aggressive, be me, do what I do best, get to the rack," Waiters said. "I get there with the best of them. It’s about me finishing when I get there. I work on it every day." That's arguably one of Waiters' biggest weaknesses, but he said Goran Dragic gave him some tips on how to improve including "being physical, lowering my shoulder." Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so Waiters could be busy once again after scoring 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 am
  • Norman Powell silent off Raptors' bench
    Norman Powell shifted to the Raptors' bench on Sunday, finishing a tough loss vs. the visiting Suns with four points and one assist in six minutes.

    Advice: Powell's typical role isn't conducive to fantasy value, so he's not a good guy to own while the roster is near full strength. Leave him on the wire unless you find his season averages useful -- 6.0 points, 0.6 threes, 1.6 boards, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:59 pm
  • Lakers suffer worst loss in franchise history
    Brandon Ingram struggled in a start at PG on Sunday, going 2-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line on his way to six points, one board, one steal, three turnovers and zero assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Ingram air-balled his first shot, and just never really got things going after that, but he wasn't the only guy to struggle today as only two Lakers (Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams) managed to crack double-digits in the scoring department. Nick Young finished with nine points, two boards, one triple and one assist, and Julius Randle put up nine points, six boards, four assists, one steal and three turnovers in the blowout. The Lakers lost by 49 points today, their worst loss in franchise history. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:51 pm
  • Seth Curry hits 6-of-8 shots for 14 points
    Seth Curry went 6-of-8 from the field during Sunday's blowout win over the Lakers, on his way to 14 points, two boards, two 3-pointers, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: Curry had the hot hand early, and he didn't even miss his first shot until midway through the second quarter. The Mavs ended the first half with a season-high 29-point lead and finished the game with a season-best 49-point win (the third-largest victory in Mavs history). As for Curry, he's jumped into the mid-round equation over the past month, and he could be looking at a more active role in the offense if Wesley Matthews (hip) is forced to miss any time. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:25 pm
  • Norman Powell will come off the bench Sunday
    Norman Powell will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Lucas Nogueira (concussion) is back in the starting five, so Powell's minutes could fall back to the teens. He's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:56 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (personal) probable for Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is expected to rejoin the team on Monday, and he will fly with the squad to Phoenix for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Rubio will miss Sunday's game against the Nuggets, but it sounds like this will only end up being a one-game absence due to the personal issue. Kris Dunn will draw the start tonight sans Rubio, and he's on the radar in daily leagues with an uptempo matchup against one of the worst teams in the league at defending the point guard position. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:29 pm
  • C.J. Watson scores 12 points with four dimes
    C.J. Watson went 4-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from the stripe on Sunday, on his way to 12 points, two boards, four assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Watson is about as hit-or-miss as they come, so while he did manage to put up an effective stat line tonight, his contributions to the box score his last time out as a starter were negligible. We’d like to see him do this again before recommending him as an add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:42 am
  • Stephen Curry drains seven triples in win
    Stephen Curry was en fuego during the Warriors 118-98 blowout victory over the Magic, tallying 27 points, seven 3-pointers, four boards, six assists and three turnovers in 30 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: Orlando had precisely zero answers for Curry in this one, as he regularly lit them up from beyond the arc (as per usual) and also showcased his elite passing and decision making abilities during the blowout win. He was the primary factor in Golden State going off for 42 points during the third quarter (their 11th time scoring at least 40 points in a quarter this season), and he may have had an even crazier game if it weren’t for the lopsided score. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:21 am
  • D.J. Augustin (ankle) won't return Sunday
    D.J. Augustin (ankle) will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and the Magic are calling the injury a right ankle sprain. Augustin was able to walk gingerly under his own power to the locker room, so hopefully it's not too serious. He finished with zero points, one assist and one rebound in five minutes. Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson will log a ton of minutes the rest of the game and we may see more of Mario Hezonja as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:55 am
  • Alec Burks looks great vs. Pacers
    Alec Burks scored 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was the Burks we were expecting after the Rodney Hood injury (knee) last weekend. He did run some of the second-unit offense and attacked like he has done throughout his career. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here. Joe Ingles has a strong grip on his role as the short-term starter, playing 33 minutes with two points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:15 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes as the starting point guard against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: The fact that he started over Raymond Felton was a good sign, but getting smoked in the first half negates that. With Blake Griffin (knee) getting really close, it should affect Rivers the most because he's more of a score-first guard and that's not needed as much next to BG. Plus, he has been a nightmare on defense. He's a hold for the rest of the month, but may fall off in February. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 41 points
    Kawhi Leonard won the battle against LeBron James during a thrilling 118-115 overtime victory in Cleveland on Saturday, scoring a career-high 41 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

    Advice: He's not a system player. He's a system, player. Leonard's offense has been better than his defense these days with six consecutive games of at least 30 points. He joins only George "The Iceman" Gervin as the only two in Spurs history to do that. Leonard wasn't expected to have a J coming out of college, but he posted a 58.7 effective field goal percentage on just his 92 jumpers alone in his last six. The Spurs are first in the NBA in offensive rating in that span and it's all about Kawhi. The Spurs are a Kawhi system these days. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Garrett Temple plays 30 minutes in loss
    Garrett Temple scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer on Saturday against the Bulls.

    Advice: He is averaging 30.2 minutes, 8.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in his last five. With Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season, Temple should continue to see consistent minutes and is worth adding off of waivers in many leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:03 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 13 points in loss to Suns
    Courtney Lee started and played 37 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting.

    Advice: Lee came in averaging 30-plus minutes in January, but hadn't scored more than nine points in his previous eight games. He might get hot and start scoring in double figures regularly, but for now, this looks like nothing more than a decent game against inferior defense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores season-high 33 points
    Dion Waiters hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

    Advice: As expected, coach Erik Spoelstra used the old C.J. McCollum rotation move for Waiters, giving him 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes tonight. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day with his surgically-repaired shoulder from last year, so he could miss time despite being day-to-day. Waiters should have value in that time, so he's worth a pickup for owners seeing good short-term output and some top-150 kind of numbers once Johnson is back. Josh Richardson (foot) would hurt him too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Courtney Lee to start, Ron Baker to bench
    Courtney Lee will start and Ron Baker will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: After Lee's 'Dumb and Dumber' saga, he's back in the starting lineup. He should play with an extra edge and has a great matchup, so he could hit the ground running. We still wouldn't use Lee in most cases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:07 pm
  • Dion Waiters sticking in the starting unit
    Dion Waiters will stick in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: This is somewhat interesting with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out. With Goran Dragic as really the only ball-handler, we will probably see Waiters be used in a C.J. McCollum-esque role. In other words, he'll likely be staggered from Goran Dragic to make him the backup one to go with his starting two duties. He should be busy tonight and gains value while Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb still out for Saturday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: The updates have been pretty sparse on Lamb, so he's likely looking at a few more games out. With him out, it'll be Marco Belinelli and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist getting more solidified roles. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:38 pm
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  • Ricky Rubio (personal) out for Sunday night
    Ricky Rubio (personal) is away from the team and will not play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: It's been a very eventful week and hopefully his personal stuff is nothing serious. As far as basketball goes, Rubio hurt his hip on Thursday and did not return, and he also popped up in a very credible trade rumor for Reggie Jackson from ESPN. With him out, it'll likely be Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn splitting the minutes. Jones makes more sense because he's playing better and is a better scorer. Rubio is expected to be back on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • John Wall says he is finally fully healthy
    John Wall says this season is the healthiest he's been in his NBA career thus far.

    Advice: Wall is enjoying arguably the best season of his career and believes it is largely due to him finally being fully heathy. "I'm back to where I can be myself and be the player I always wanted to be," said Wall. "I know there’s a lot of great players in this league but me being healthy and me being back to myself, I give myself a shot to be one of the best players in the league." Wall, who is retuning first-runs fantasy value by averaging 23.1 points and 10.3 assists, is one of just three guards (James Harden and Russell Westbrook) to average a point-assist double-double this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:56 am
  • Alec Burks gets just 12 minutes
    Alec Burks played 12 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with seven points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He actually got some run at point guard tonight, but clearly the Jazz aren't ready up Burks' minutes so soon with the team playing well. If you haven't dropped him yet, we'll let you know if he pops back up. It does help that the Jazz seem pretty clueless on their backup point guard right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:18 am
  • Gordon Hayward hurts hand, scores 26
    Gordon Hayward scored 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: He did hurt his hand and the team had to call timeout to stop the game because he was in so much pain. Hayward looked fine after that, but he sure does have a lot of hand injuries this year. Hayward has been wonderful since returning from a hand injury to start the year, posting third-round value per game on the season. He also ran the offense tonight in a no-PG lineup for eight minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:50 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 15 w/ 3 steals, 3 treys
    Brandon Ingram scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Pacers.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton was impressed after the game and said Ingram is "progressing faster than a typical 19-year-old rookie." Ingram made another start in place of Luol Deng (wrist) tonight and hit 6-of-14 shots from the field in 33 minutes, so it looks like it's time to pick him up. Deng is likely day-to-day even though initial reports suggested he would be out a while, but Ingram should see plenty of minutes going forward no matter what. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:07 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 11 w/ seven assists
    Jeff Teague scored 11 points with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He was just 3-of-9 from the field in 33 minutes with six turnovers, but did hit all four of his free throws. Teague cooled off tonight, but he's been great for the most part this season and Pacers president Larry Bird made it clear that re-signing Teague in the offseason will be a priority. "We like Jeff. We like Jeff very much," Bird said. "We hope he’s a part of this franchise for a long time." Teague should be a top-50 option going forward with the Pacers making a playoff push. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points against the Rockets on Friday with one rebound, seven assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors continue to get him more touches as the facilitator of the offense. Curry's disappointing December by his standards is way behind him and he can chalk it up to the X's and O's of the offense. Not that any Curry owner should've been worried, but he's back to being that team-carrying guy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores eight points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored just eight points with four rebounds, no assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes during a 143-114 blowout loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The last time we saw Evans play the Nets, he busted out for 29 points. Of course, that was because he was on fire and Anthony Davis was out. He's going to be off for a couple days, so we'll see if he gets an increase on his minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:45 pm
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  • Garrett Temple scores 14 points in start
    Garrett Temple started on Friday vs. the Grizzlies and scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He was the only starter to eclipse 30 minutes in the blowout, so it's safe to say that the workload will be there with Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season. Temple added three rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples and was averaging 11.4 points, 3.1 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.1 treys in seven previous starts this season, so pick him up if those stats fit your team well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:51 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) plays well in return
    Ty Lawson (ankle) returned to action on Friday vs. the Grizzlies and played well with 13 points and five assists off the bench.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field in 23 minutes and also added four rebounds, one steal and one turnover. The Kings briefly used a two-PG lineup tonight, but we should see more of that moving forward with Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season. Lawson outplayed Darren Collison in this one and the Kings have lost four straight games, so it will be interesting to see if he's more involved on Saturday vs. the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • D.J. Augustin hands out eight assists in win
    D.J. Augustin scored 10 points with eight assists, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: With Jodie Meeks (thumb) and Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out, we could see a lot more two-PG lineups going forward. That means a boost in minutes for Augustin (28), Elfrid Payton (37) and C.J. Watson (31). Augustin doesn't have great upside and finished just 3-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, but he's a decent pickup in deeper leagues if you need short-term value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 18 off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 18 points off the bench on Friday vs. the Bucks on 6-of-13 shooting from the field.

    Advice: The Magic were coming into this one riding a three-game losing streak and Green urged his teammates to show up "mad" tonight. The forward led by example in one of his best games of the season and added seven rebounds with two assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in 27 minutes. He also finished 5-of-5 from the line. There are a lot of touches up for grabs in Orlando and the Magic are playing more small ball these days, so Green is trending up in deeper leagues with both Evan Fournier (heel, foot) and Jodie Meeks (thumb) out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:27 pm
  • C.J. Watson starts, scores five in 31 minutes
    C.J. Watson started at shooting guard on Friday vs. the Bucks, but scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He might be one of the least exciting starters in the league right now. The workload was surprising and it looks like Mario Hezonja (13 minutes) is still in the doghouse. Watson added five rebounds, two assists and a triple, but isn't worth picking up in most leagues even with Evan Fournier (foot, heel) and Jodie Meeks (thumb) out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Norm Powell in a rough patch right now
    Norman Powell got the start on Friday against the Hornets with only four points, four rebounds and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Ouch. Powell has really been struggling and we thought it might be due to a lack of a role, but he certainly didn't come through here. The starting lineup was all about the matchup and the lack of power forwards, so leave Powell on the wire here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:44 pm
  • Wolves and Pistons talking trade?
    Minnesota and Detroit have discussed a point guard swap of Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes and Marc Stein.

    Advice: It's certainly a curious move for the Wolves. Rubio is starting to play a lot better these days and their young guards were outstanding on Thursday night. We'll let you know of any other additional reports, but this is further confirmation of the Wolves looking to deal Ricky. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:41 pm
  • Garrett Temple starting vs. the Grizzlies
    Garrett Temple is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: Rudy Gay (Achilles) is out for the season and Temple and Matt Barnes will likely see the biggest bump in minutes. Temple doesn't have great upside, but he did put up averages of 11.4 points, 3.1 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.1 treys in seven previous starts this season. Give him a look if has a strong game tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:58 pm
  • Ty Lawson says he will play against Memphis
    Ty Lawson (ankle) said he will play against Memphis on Friday night.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently everything went well. The Kings were ditching their two-PG lineups earlier this month, but it may be back out of necessity due to the Rudy Gay (Achilles) injury. Garrett Temple is still worth a look in standard leagues even though he'll play more two and three. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:57 pm
  • Ty Lawson will be a game-time call
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will be a game-time call to face the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is going to warm up to see how he feels. Lawson had the same scenario last time and was expected to play, but he did not. If he can't go, Garrett Temple should get heavy run as a combo guard behind a busy Darren Collison. Arron Afflalo would also play more, but isn't a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:48 pm
  • Norman Powell starting over Pascal Siakam
    Norman Powell will start and Pascal Siakam will move to the bench against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: With the Raptors thin on power forwards, it makes sense. This will allow DeMarre Carroll to guard a smaller four in Marvin Williams to open up minutes for Powell and Terrence Ross. Powell has been great as a starter, but he's still a slight risk to use even at his cheap price. Carroll is good to go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • C.J. Watson will start at shooting guard
    C.J. Watson will start at shooting guard against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: With Evan Fournier (foot, heel) and Jodie Meeks (thumb) out, the move makes sense as coach Frank Vogel sticks with his rotation. After the Meeks injury, the shooting guard minutes breakdown went 10 minutes for Watson, seven minutes for D.J. Augustin and three minutes for Mario Hezonja. Watson should get the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard, but he's a very risky DFS play or pickup in deep leagues. We'll see if Mario gets some SG minutes tonight, but he's not a pickup just yet. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:22 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Lawson did not play Wednesday after twisting his ankle in the second half of Sunday's game. Darren Collison is a tempting DFS play if Lawson does not suit on Friday. Collison played well on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, nine assists and four steals in 37 minutes. Garrett Temple played 29 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 am
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out Friday
    Jeremy Lamb (inflamed metatarsal) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Lamb has missed due to the foot injury. We have yet to receive a formal indication from the team regarding when Lamb is expected to return to the lineup. Marco Belinelli played well of the Hornets bench on Wednesday, scoring 13 points (on 5-of-8 shooting) and grabbing five boards in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:02 am
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  • Brandon Ingram adding extra shooting sessions
    Brandon Ingram has added extra shooting sessions before practice and before games in an effort to improve his shooting stroke and offensive efficiency.

    Advice: "If you put in the work, your numbers will get better," coach Luke Walton said. "It’s that simple. He continues to put in the work." The work has already started to pay off. Over the first 37 games of his rookie season, Ingram averaged 7.4 points while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor and 24.1 percent from 3-point territory. Over his most recent nine game this month, Ingram is averaging 11.7 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 47.8 percent from downtown. As the Lakers slip further away from playoff contention in the second half of the season, it is likely L.A.'s prized rookie will see an increase in playing time and scoring opportunities. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 am
  • Austin Rivers scores 20 points vs. T-Wolves
    Austin Rivers scored 20 points with two assists, one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in Thursday's 101-104 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Rivers fouled out with five seconds left in the game, but was feeling it tonight as he scored 20 points for just the sixth time this season. He continues to play big minutes, averaging over 35 minutes per game in January and playing at least 31 minutes in eight consecutive games. With Chris Paul (hand) out for 6-8 weeks, Rivers will remain a big part of the Clippers offense until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 points in win vs. DEN
    Kawhi Leonard was on fire yet again during a 118-104 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He earned an All-Star starting spot today, which was fairly obvious. Leonard has scored at least 30 points for five consecutive games, which has only been done by two other Spurs ever (George Gervin and Mike Mitchell). Coach Gregg Popovich had a very typical answer about Kawhi's play after the game. "Kawhi Leonard was super, but he's getting paid to be super," Pop said. Leonard is going to be super for a long time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (hip) doesn't return for Wolves
    Ricky Rubio didn't play in the second half of Thursday's game against the Clippers with tightness in his hip and Kris Dunn started the third quarter in his place.

    Advice: Rubio finished with zero points on 0-for-3 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 17 minutes. The injury doesn't sound terribly serious, but owners will obviously want to watch for news on Rubio going forward. This is a potentially tough break, as he was playing very well over the last couple weeks, and Dunn and Tyus Jones would benefit if he's going to miss time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • John Wall scores 29 points in win at MSG
    John Wall scored 29 points in a 113-110 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Revenge game for not making the All-Star starters? Whatever the case, Wall's Wizards are the hottest team in the East with their four-game winning streak -- nobody else has more than two straight wins. Not surprisingly, Wall has crushed in those four games, averaging 25.8 points, 4.5 boards, 10.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He'll obviously be an All-Star reverse and has first-round value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • West All-Star starters named on Thursday
    Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis were named as the Western Conference All-Star starters.

    Advice: That's right. Russell Westbrook is averaging a triple-double and he's not going to be starting the All-Star Game. Westbrook is also on pace for the record for usage rate and is second in the NBA in assists per game. Curry got a bump to get the nod over Westy due to the fan voting, but he's certainly playing like an All-Star. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:14 pm
  • Brandon Ingram not starting just yet
    Coach Luke Walton said he has no plans to start Brandon Ingram.

    Advice: Walton said the team has been doing some extra workouts with Ingram to help his shooting. In the last nine games, Ingram posted a 56.7 effective field goal percentage on jumpers. That's a massive boost from the 30.9 eFG% in his NBA career before that stretch. He's trending up, but he's still only a stash. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:13 pm
  • Russell Westbrook gets his 21st triple-double
    Russell Westbrook picked up his 21st triple-double of the season on Wednesday with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, but he also had 10 turnovers in a lopsided loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Westbrook had his triple-double halfway through the third quarter, marking the 22nd time in his career that he's done it in three quarters or less. He made 8-of-23 FGs and 10-of-11 FTs tonight, with two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer, and continues to be a ridiculous fantasy asset on a nightly basis, especially in DFS and points leagues. Tonight's loss drops the Thunder into a virtual tie with Memphis for the No. 7 seed in the West, but they're still six games up on the No. 8 seed Nuggets. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:26 pm
  • Garrett Temple drops nine points in 29 mins
    Garrett Temple played 29 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He should be getting a big bump in usage and playing time with Rudy Gay (Achilles). In the previous stretch Gay missed 10 of 11 games, Temple averaged 10.2 points, 3.4 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys on 42.4 percent from the field and 89.5 percent from the line. That was good for eighth-round value, so he is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Tyreke Evans fills it up in just 20 minutes
    Tyreke Evans made the most of his 20 minutes vs. the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with five assists, four rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: New Orleans' offense ran wild tonight and Evans looked great once again -- over the past five games he's now averaging 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 92.9 percent FTs, 1.6 triples, 3.2 boards, 4.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He said he's "getting used to [a bench role], just coming off, being aggressive," and he needs to be in your active lineups in light of his recent success. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG,SF
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  • Courtney Lee gets 9/8/7 in win vs. Celtics
    Courtney Lee handed out a season-high seven assists in 38 bench minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding nine points and eight rebounds in a convincing road win.

    Advice: C-Lee added one 3-pointer and one block to round out his line. He will have the ball in his hands more often with the second unit, but it's hard to see him approaching this many minutes routinely - Ron Baker was in foul trouble all game long. Leave C-Lee on the wire unless he can duplicate this performance a few times. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 points in a win
    John Wall scored 25 points during a 104-101 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards are clearly playing their best ball of the season, winning six of their last seven games to get them to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Wall has his fingerprints all over the recent run, averaging 20.4 points, 4.3 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 treys in those seven. He's an All-Star and the Wizards have won 13 straight at home. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) ruled out for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He tried to test out his ankle, but apparently wasn't as healthy as expected. With Lawson out tonight. Garrett Temple should get some minutes as the backup point guard to go with some minutes at the two. Darren Collison is also coming off a 21-pont game and could have some success against his former team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:24 pm
  • Ty Lawson expected to play on Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) remains expected to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: This is a pretty much non-update, but it may also be the last one with how the Kings report their injuries. For now, expect Lawson to play and get minutes in the low 20s. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:14 pm
  • Brandon Ingram stuffs the stat sheet in loss
    Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 21 w/ 14 assists
    Ricky Rubio scored 21 points on 4-of-9 shooting with 14 assists in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, adding two rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He set new career highs in free throws made (13) and attempted (14), so that's not a bad way to respond to the trade rumors. The Wolves are actively shopping Rubio according to The Vertical and the Kings are a rumored destination, but that would actually be a decent spot for him in terms of fantasy value. His owners should sit tight until we learn more, but it sounds like there's a decent chance that he's moved before the Feb. 23 deadline. There are a lot of teams in need of an upgrade at the point, so there's no need to panic if you own him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 34 w/ 7 boards, 5 dimes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points on 12-of-17 shooting in Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: He's unfair. This was Leonard's 12th 30-point game of the season and his fourth in a row, becoming the first Spur to score 30+ points in four straight since Tim Duncan in Jan. 2004. The Claw added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and two triples, and he also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. There's no reason why he shouldn't be a top-5 option in standard leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Austin Rivers looking at an increased role
    Austin Rivers is looking at an increased role moving forward with Chris Paul (thumb) out 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: Rivers was going to lose some value with Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, but not so fast. With Paul out, both Rivers and Felton could realistically play over 30 minutes a night even with a healthy Blake. Rivers is averaging 16.8 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 triples in January, and his usage rate climbs from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court. Go pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:34 pm
  • Report: Wolves actively shopping Ricky Rubio
    The Timberwolves are reportedly actively shopping Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: The Wolves are reportedly trying to package Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad in order to bring in another guard that would initially start, but eventually, accept a backup role behind Minnesota's No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn. Thus far the Kings have been the only team to express strong interest in acquiring Rubio, but the Wolves don't like what they can offer, and there's reportedly no traction between those two clubs on the trade front. It's tough to predict what Rubio's outlook will look like on another team, but this report firmly puts Dunn on the radar as a quality deep league stash. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:48 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Wednesday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Lamb's third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Lamb typically isn't a major part of the rotation while the team is at full strength, so there aren't any major fantasy implications here. Marco Belinelli will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:20 pm
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  • Courtney Lee unsure if he will come off bench
    Courtney Lee is unsure if he will continue to come off the bench or return to the Knicks starting lineup.

    Advice: "[Coach Jeff Hornacek] said it might just be for this game [Monday], it might be for a couple games. He was just saying we need to change something around," Lee said after the Knicks lost to the Hawks on Monday afternoon. Lee played just 21 minutes and was benched the entire fourth quarter. He is averaging only 6.5 points and shooting just 19 percent from 3-point territory over his last six games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:03 am
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lawson twisted his left ankle in the second half of the Sunday's game vs. OKC and was unable to return. However, it appears that the injury is minor and that Lawson "isn't expecting to miss" the Kings next game, which is Wednesday vs. Indiana. Stay tuned for a formal update from the team regarding his status. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
  • Russell Westbrook scores 24 points in loss
    Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 7-of-19 shooting with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, two triples and four turnovers in Monday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: It's amazing that a line like this can actually be called an off night, but that's how good Westy has been this season. He's still averaging a triple-double on the year, so his owners have nothing to complain about. He gets a matchup with Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Wednesday, but he struggled in their first meeting with 20 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He will still be a recommended DFS target for obvious reasons. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:35 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 w/ six assists
    Austin Rivers scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting in Monday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He played impressive defense on Russell Westbrook and is thriving with the first unit. Rivers logged 35 minutes and added six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples, and he could have the ball in his hands a lot more if Chris Paul (sprained thumb) misses any time. Rivers' usage rate rises from 14.9 to 21.8 when Paul is off the court, so he looks like a solid pickup in addition to Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:18 pm
  • Alec Burks fizzles in nine minutes
    Alec Burks played just nine minutes and missed all four of his shots, failing to score a point in Monday's 106-101 win over the Suns.

    Advice: Joe Ingles started for Rodney Hood (knee) and played well, and Joe Johnson was Joe Cool off the bench with 15 points and three 3-pointers, so Burks looks like the big loser in the Hood-injury sweepstakes. If you picked up Burks in hopes of a decent week, we'd recommend throwing him back and taking a flier on Ingles or Johnson, instead. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 pm
  • Stephen Curry hands out 11 assists in win
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points and matched his season high with 11 assists in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Curry was quiet when these two teams met on Christmas day, but he looked much more comfortable out there this time. He finished 7-of-20 from the field and 5-of-12 from beyond the arc, adding two rebounds and four steals in 31 minutes. Curry has been a new player since the turn of the year and was averaging 29.2 points, 6.2 assists and 4.2 3-pointers in his previous six January games. This is the Curry fantasy owners spent a top-3 pick on. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:55 pm
  • 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 Monday, 4:30 pm
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  • Jeff Teague scores 16 w/ 10 assists
    Jeff Teague double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists in Monday's 98-95 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Teague rolled his right ankle and hobbled to the bench, but fortunately he didn't miss any time. Teague had a right ankle sprain back in November and a left ankle sprain earlier this month, but it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. He finished 7-of-10 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding eight rebounds and one triple in 37 minutes. Teague should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, but his owners should double check his status just in case his ankle swells up overnight. He's yet to miss a game this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:05 pm
  • John Wall scores 24 points in a win
    John Wall scored 24 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: The wrist and pinkie injuries sure don't seem to be bothering him. Wall continues to talk about tweaking his shot due to his right pinkie, but he's taking jumpers with confidence and still blowing by people on drives. The Wizards were incredible in the first half with a 71 true shooting percentage to get them to 75 points and basically put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Wall's surgeon for the procedures on his knees probably needs a raise. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 2:46 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 Jan 16, 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 Jan 16, 11:52 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 Jan 16, 9:27 am
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles vs. Kings
    Russell Westbrook scored 36 points, with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in Sunday’s 122-118 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: He shot the ball well today, hitting 11-of-21 field goals and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, while recording his 20th triple-double of the season. He does have a tendency to turn the ball over a lot, but makes up for it by stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis. He remains the league’s leader with a 41.1 percent usage rate. The Thunder are 16-4 whenever Westbrook has triple-doubled this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:52 pm
  • Ty Lawson exits Sunday's game vs. OKC
    Ty Lawson (ankle) twisted his left ankle and will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Lawson played 20 minutes and scored four points with four assists, one rebound and one steal before leaving the game. If he misses any time, Darren Collison and Garrett Temple will get a boost. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:22 pm
  • Norman Powell scores 21 points off the bench
    Norman Powell got hot off the bench during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, tallying 21 points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Powell went 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, giving him a solid true shooting percentage of 67.1 on the evening as he took advantage of the Knicks' lackluster effort on defense. Powell got some extended minutes tonight with the game being a blowout, but as long as DeMarre Carroll is healthy, Powell's playing time will be too inconsistent to depend on him in standard settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:11 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 10 dimes in loss to DAL
    Ricky Rubio went 2-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the stripe during Sunday's loss to the Mavs, ending his evening with eight points, 10 assists, five boards, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: After a slow start to the season, Rubio has been steadily climbing up the rankings and over the past month he's emerged as a third-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 8.4 points, 9.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 turnovers per game on 39.2 percent shooting. This was also his fourth straight game handing out at least 10 assists, so he's rolling right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 1:16 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. The Hornets are ruling him out a full 24 hours before tip-off, an indication that he could miss additional time. Luckily for the Hornets, Nicolas Batum looked healthy in 32 minutes of action on Friday. Marco Belinelli could pick up a few extra minutes with Lamb out. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:36 am
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  • Stephen Curry intends to re-sign with GSW
    Stephen Curry made it clear once again that he will re-sign with the Warriors this summer.

    Advice: "I can’t," Curry said when asked if he could see himself leaving the Warriors as a free agent. "Like I’ve said from Day 1 when I was first asked about free agency, this is a perfect place to play. Bay Area fans are amazing, our organization’s amazing, we’ve put together an amazing team that’s competing for championships every year." Under the new CBA, the Warriors could potentially offer Curry a five-year extension worth about $209 million, while opposing teams would only be able to offer a four-year deal worth about $133 million. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:52 am
  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks said he's close to 100 percent after his eight-point game in 15 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he's been waiting for this for "like a year" and he said he knew he was ready to play. Burks acknowledged he had a serious injury and he's still improving. He said he wanted to get to the rim more and he plans on doing that more as he gets more comfortable. With Rodney Hood (knee) possibly missing time, Burks is a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:17 am
  • Dante Exum a non-factor vs. Orlando
    Dante Exum scored two points in seven minutes with one assist in Saturday’s win against the Magic.

    Advice: Exum appears to have fallen behind in Utah’s backcourt rotation. Alec Burks is back in the picture and played well tonight, so Exum could continue to struggle for playing time in the foreseeable future. He should not be owned in any format. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:18 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in 14 mins
    Alec Burks played 14 minutes and scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday’s 114-107 victory of the Magic.

    Advice: Burks was recalled from the D-League on Jan. 12 and could hang around for a while, as Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee in tonight’s game. He has only appeared in six games for the Jazz this season, but could see a larger role if Hood misses any time. He looked good tonight and can play multiple positions for Utah. That being said, for now, Burks can be left on waivers, but he is someone worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:12 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 points in win vs. Philly
    John Wall (wrist, pinkie) looked great in a 109-93 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 25 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Before the game, he said his hand injuries were affecting his shooting "big time" and he also was trying to figure out how to get the tape on his right pinkie to not affect him on the release either. Yeah, it didn't seem to bother him at all with a flurry of three treys in just a few minutes during the third quarter. Wall looks like he's good to go and should definitely be on the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:59 pm
  • Ka-Wow: Kawhi Leonard scores career-high 38
    Kawhi Leonard exploded for a career-high 38 points during a 108-105 loss to the Suns in Mexico on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's almost shocking to see the Spurs lose a game when Kawhi turns in his best offensive game, but he got very little help. Leonard has now scored 30-plus points for three straight games for the first time in his career. Leonard is also three games shy of tying Tim Duncan's franchise record for consecutive games with double-digit scoring. Leonard has an absolutely absurd 77.9 true shooting percentage in his last three as the hottest scorer in the NBA. Oh and he's a good defender. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:42 pm
  • Jerian Grant gets a DNP-CD
    Jerian Grant was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: Rajon Rondo is in the rotation, so Grant will likely be out of the mix most nights. Although, he could get some run with Dwyane Wade (rest) out for Sunday. He's not worth owning, obviously. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:30 pm
  • 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 Jan 14, 5:18 pm
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  • Alec Burks will be in the rotation
    Alec Burks will be in the rotation with Joe Johnson (rest) out on Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We saw Burks get five minutes on Friday night, but he didn't play well on the offensive side. The Jazz loved him at times last year with some point guard minutes, but he's in a tight spot for minutes. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 4:49 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 15 points in start
    Austin Rivers scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He likely has the starting job locked up with his dad trusting him against small forwards of all sizes until Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rivers has been very effective in his last four, averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He'll be taking a big hit once BG comes back and only has three games for the upcoming week, so Rivers' value isn't the greatest going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram plays really well in loss
    Brandon Ingram scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: With Luol Deng resting, Ingram started the second half. He's playing a lot better and it has a lot to do with his shot selection. Ingram is open more on his jumper lately and he's also been very good close to the basket, making 64.0 percent on his shots within eight feet in his previous 10 -- that accounts for 38 percent of his total. Ingram is trending up, but his standalone value isn't that great right now. He should have solid value in about a month and is worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 2:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts 3Q over Lou
    Brandon Ingram started the third quarter over Lou Williams on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers were torched in the first half and were down 19 at half, so that's likely the reasoning here. There's no reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 1:55 pm
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:04 am
  • John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) will play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Wall did not practice with the team on Friday, but will be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. It sounds like he will have to play with some sort of splint on the jammed pinky of his right (shooting) hand. The good news is that all X-Rays and MRI's on his pinky and swollen left wrist came back negative. As of now, it is unknown if the coach Scott Brooks will have a minutes restriction on Wall. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:17 am
  • John Wall (hand) listed as probable Saturday
    John Wall (wrist/pinky) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Sixers.

    Advice: Wall is dealing with a swollen left wrist and a jammed pinky finger on his right hand. Game notes are not overly reliable, so take this news with a grain of salt. However, it is encouraging that it appears Wall avoided any significant injury. Assuming he plays, it will be interesting to see if either injury impacts his shooting/production. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:28 am
  • Ty Lawson scores 17 points vs. Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are really starting to ditch the two-PG lineups, which is going to hurt Lawson and Darren Collison, who scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers. Lawson is trending back down and is only a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:53 pm
  • Jeff Green scores five in return to bench
    Jeff Green returned to the bench and scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and a triple in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He's going to have a decent role going forward because coach Frank Vogel wants to use more small-ball lineups. "[We’ll] probably play less big-big lineups than we had been playing," Vogel said. "Part of the reason, I think, that we haven’t been able to get over the hump is trying to force that maybe a little too much. So we’ll play more spread lineups with Jeff Green at the four." Even with a slight uptick in minutes, Green is not worth owning in most leagues with Serge Ibaka healthy again. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 9:47 pm
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