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  • Pelicans to sign Reggie Williams
    The Pelicans are expected to sign Reggie Williams from the D-League.

    Advice: The 30-year-old veteran is a career 36.3 percent shooter from deep, but he's likely not looking at many minutes in New Orleans. In a related move, the Pelicans are letting go of Anthony Brown. 44 minutes ago
  • Seth Curry (knee) will play against Indiana
    Seth Curry (knee) will play against Indiana on Friday.

    Advice: He's back after missing the last four due to a knee sprain. Curry does have a tougher spot for minutes with Devin Harris getting more run and Deron Williams playing some solid ball. Stephen's brother could be looking minutes around 20 in his first game back. He is worth a look in standard leagues, especially with the Mavs sliding in the standings. Today, 3:56 pm
  • Norman Powell starting for Raptors on Friday
    Norman Powell will be starting in place of DeMarre Carroll (rest) on Friday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Powell has played relatively well when given extended minutes this season. In the four games he has started for Toronto, he is averaging 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.0 minutes. If you are looking for an inexpensive DFS option for Friday, Powell is certainly worth considering. Today, 3:52 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas likely looking at time off
    Coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas' (groin) injury can usually be a 10-14 day thing.

    Advice: In his press conference, Stevens made it clear the Celtics do not want to bring Thomas back too soon and have him aggravate it. He added it's certainly possible for Thomas to be back before the 10 days and said it's "not going to be a long-term thing." Stevens said IT being out will expedite the learning curves of Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier as well. Of course, Marcus Smart benefits the most here. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Vince Carter (hip) questionable for Saturday
    Vince Carter (hip) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He's getting closer and the sense around the team is Carter has a legitimate chance to make his return after missing six games. Carter's hip injury could keep him limited in his first game back, so he's unlikely to match his season average of 26.5 minutes per game upon his return. Troy Williams would take the biggest hit. Today, 1:36 pm
  • Troy Daniels (illness) questionable vs. Dubs
    Troy Daniels (illness) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday night.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes on Thursday night and didn't appear to be ill, so he may have woke up sick today. Daniels wasn't affect by Toney Douglas making an impact, but a possible Vince Carter (hip) return could take shots and minutes away from him. If he's out, Troy Williams, Douglas, Andrew Harrison and Tony Allen could get a few extra minutes. Today, 1:34 pm
  • Nick Young goes through a full shootaround
    Nick Young (calf) went through a full shootaround and remains out against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He's on track to beat his timetable and could even play on Monday. Coach Luke Walton said he wants to see Young go through a competitive practice before he's cleared for games, so there is still another step for Uncle P. Upon his return, Luol Deng and some of the guards could take a small hit. Young is a borderline add in 12-team leagues. Today, 1:29 pm
  • Ian Clark played well on defense
    Ian Clark picked up some extra minutes on Thursday because coach Steve Kerr said he liked what he saw on defense.

    Advice: "I just thought Ian was playing well," Kerr said. Clark played 20 minutes on Thursday, finishing with six points, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers. Obviously Clark got a boost from the jump with Shaun Livingston (rest) getting the night off. Expect him to get more run over the weekend, especially with more players likely to rest. Today, 12:49 pm
  • Tyreke Evans ruled out for Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) will not play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss at least one more game on top of that. The Pelicans are going nowhere fast and have only a four percent chance to make the playoffs, per Evans will have a restriction on him for a long time, so stashing him is going to require a lot of patience. Today, 12:31 pm
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Jeremy Lin playing 1-on-1 now
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) played some 1-on-1 with Caris LeVert on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he is still out for Saturday against the Spurs. The Nets continue to rule Lin out way before his game action and he doesn't have a target date. Clearly, they're in no rush to bring him back, but Lin makes sense as a stash. Isaiah Whitehead will look to build off his strong Wednesday and has some value in points formats. Today, 12:16 pm
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) unlikely to play Saturday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is unlikely to play Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thus, there will be plenty of playing time up for grabs in the Pels backcourt. Tim Frazier will likely start at the point. Buddy Hield has started at shooting guard in each of the last two games, but it has been Langston Galloway that has been the more reliable fantasy player. Galloway is averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 treys over the Pels last two contests. Today, 10:56 am
  • Jrue Holiday (toe) unlikely to play Saturday
    Jrue Holiday (toe) is unlikely to play Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Tim Frazier will likely start at point guard once again, and is a very intriguing DFS option. In the 22 games he has started this season, Frazier is averaging 10.8 points, 7.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Langston Galloway and Buddy Hield should also see additional playing time. Today, 10:50 am
  • Derrick Rose (back) will not play Friday
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) will not play Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This will be the second game Rose has missed due to the back injury he suffered Monday. The good news is that Rose is traveling with the Knicks on their current road trip, which would seemingly indicate he is close to returning to action. Brandon Jennings will get the start at point guard. He makes for a solid DFS play Friday in Sacramento. Jennings had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes in a starting role on Wednesday. He'll likely play more minutes on Friday, assuming the game isn't a blowout, as NY has very little depth behind Jennings at point guard. Today, 10:42 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Saturday
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Saturday in San Antonio.

    Advice: We seem to get frequent reports that Lin is progressing and looking good in practice, only to be told that he is not yet ready to play in games. Throughout his career, Lin has been hesitant to play unless he is 100 percent healthy. This seems to currently be the case. If you have been patient and held onto Lin this long, it certainly makes sense to hold him on your roster and hope he returns sooner rather than later. Isaiah Whitehead played his best game on Wednesday and could get more run, but he's not a strong asset in standard leagues. Today, 9:34 am
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • Derrick Rose (back) questionable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Rose tweaked his back in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game in Orlando. He sat out Wednesday's contest vs. the Cavs. Rose is traveling with the team, so it's a good sign that he is close to returning to the lineup. The team may until they see how his back responds to pre-game warmups. Check back for an update. If Rose does not play, Brandon Jennings will start and would be an intriguing DFS option on Friday. Today, 9:18 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) to start Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) will play and start Friday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Hardaway banged his knee on Wednesday bit appears to have avoided even a minor injury. With Kent Bazemore (knee) sidelined, Hardaway will start at shooting guard for Atlanta. THJ has scored in double-figures in five of Atlanta's last six games, but brings little to the table besides points. Today, 9:15 am
  • Rodney McGruder (ankle) expected to play Fri.
    Rodney McGruder (ankle) is expected to play Friday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: McGruder twisted his ankle on Wednesday and was listed as questionable for Friday. However, McGruder vowed he would be ready for Friday. The Heat need him, as they are down to just nine healthy bodies. He has played a ton of minutes since being inserted into the starting lineup once the injuries hit the Heat. Over Miami's last eight games, McGruder is averaging 8.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 triples in 33.7 minutes per game Today, 8:56 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) will not play Friday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) has been ruled out Friday.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Curry has missed due to the knee sprain. Starter Deron Williams will continue to played extended minutes. Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson will likely see addition time off the bench. Today, 7:33 am
  • Satoransky having trouble adjusting to NBA
    Tomas Satoransky is having some trouble playing off the ball.

    Advice: After an impressive preseason and turning heads earlier this year, Satoransky's regular season has been a disappointment due to his changing role. "I’m not playing as a point guard, I’m playing mainly as two or three and that’s difficult for me," Satoransky said. He can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues, especially while John Wall's back-to-back restriction is gone and Bradley Beal is rolling. Today, 6:47 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points in 38 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during a 95-91 loss in Chicago on Thursday.

    Advice: On top of Kawhian Island being a scary place for his opponent, his consistency as a scorer is top notch. Leonard has scored at least 19 points in each of his 14 games. In that span, he has a 29.2 usage rate and 58.5 true shooting percentage. On the year, Leonard also has a 50.0 effective field goal percentage on his jumper and is unassisted 54.3 percent of the time on all of his makes. He's also in the top five for free throw percentage at 91.1 percent on his 6.8 attempts per game. He's an exceptional fantasy asset. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Jimmy Butler has off night
    Jimmy Butler hit 4-of-14 shots for 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: Butler went into the half shooting 0-of-5 from the field and finished the night with a season-low 13 points, which is likely due to the difficult matchup against Kawhi Leonard. There is no need to be concerned as Butler looks to bounce back in Chicago’s next game against the Heat who are amongst the top seven in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Jimmy Butler Chi - SG,SF
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points vs. Bulls
    Patty Mills scored 16 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He's having a fantastic season and moved back into the top five for true shooting percentage tonight. Mills' playing time only gets a few extra minutes in the nights Tony Parker is out, so he doesn't get a big bump to his floor. He also didn't go the line tonight, so he doesn't qualify for the league lead in free throw percentage with his 94.1. He has top-100 value in standard leagues and is a low-end hold. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with triple-double
    Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-12 shots for 12 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, and two steals on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: Rondo finished one assist shy of his second triple-double of the season. He is not a high usage player, but his peripheral stats make him a valuable asset in fantasy. He is averaging 8.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Patrick McCaw scores career-high 10 points
    Patrick McCaw scored a career-high 10 points in 16 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday, adding one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did all his damage in the first half, making all four from the field with a 125.0 effective field goal percentage -- he missed his only attempt in the second half. McCaw picked up some extra run tonight for Shaun Livingston (rest) and is a good bet to get run over the weekend with Andre Iguodala likely to get a game off. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Tony Allen scores 15 points
    Tony Allen scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 29 minutes during an 88-86 win over the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: How good are the Grizzlies right now? They're on a five-game winning streak, and they've won 12 straight games decided by five or fewer points or went into OT -- that's tied with the 1994-95 Suns as the longest such streak since the merger. As for Allen, he has been rolling with minutes, but coach David Fizdale may dial it back once Vince Carter (hip) comes back. He has some value in standard leagues for now. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Dante Exum hits 1-of-11 shots in 37 minutes
    Dante Exum started at point guard again on Thursday and hit just 1-of-11 shots for two points and five assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Exum has been given a great opportunity with George Hill (toe) out for five games, but hasn't taken advantage of it. He's averaging just 6.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. Shelvin Mack looks like a safer option, as long as Hill remains out with his injury. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Shelvin Mack plays well in start for Jazz
    Shelvin Mack started alongside Dante Exum on Thursday, as Rodney Hood (hamstring), George Hill (toe) and Gordon Hayward (finger) were all out. He hit 6-of-16 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 19 points, five assists and two steals in the 106-99 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Mack drove to the rack all night and looked much better than Exum, as usual. We don't know when Hill and Hayward will be back, so Mack looks like a nice DFS play again on Saturday against the Kings, if the Jazz's injured list is still packed full of starting guards and wingmen. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Toney Douglas comes through in the clutch
    Toney Douglas scored 11 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter of this close win, making his only field goal and all four from the line. Douglas scored the final six Memphis points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to get the win. He played mostly at point guard tonight and may have carved out a role for minutes in the mid 20s. If you're in a deep league with a dry wire, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets 32 minutes vs. Blazers
    Troy Daniels made 2-of-12 from the field for five points with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The shot wasn't on for Daniels today. Still, coach David Fizdale trusted his "money green" guy down the stretch and Daniels came through with a clutch three late -- he also hit a clutch trey against the Blazers in the 2014 playoffs at almost the exact same spot. Another positive for Daniels is that Toney Douglas shifted from more of a wing in the last game to more of a PG tonight. He should be able to keep his minutes around 30 and has value as a 3-pointers specialist. Vince Carter (hip) could take a handful of minutes and usage from him, though. Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Tyreke Evans likely out two more games
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) is expected to stay behind for the upcoming two-game road trip to rehab his calf injury, according ton Jen Hale of the Pelicans broadcast.

    Advice: The good news is that his right knee is good to go. Evans is going to have a limit upon his return and he still doesn't have a target date. It may a month or so until we see Evans putting up noteworthy numbers, so he's not the greatest stash in shallower leagues. He's also very likely to rest on back-to-back sets for a long time. Yesterday, 6:50 pm
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Mack, Exum, Joe, Diaw & Rudy likely starting
    Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert are likely starting on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Jazz are really, really shorthanded, especially on the wings. Expect to see a Joe Johnson throwback game while Mack should get plenty of shots. Yesterday, 4:32 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (toe) will not play on Thursday
    Jrue Holiday (toe) will not play against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: No revenge game for Jrue against his former team. Holiday's turf toe injury can linger, so the Pelicans will play it safe. His injury history also may have factored into this because compensating could lead to another injury. With Jrue out, Tim Frazier should start while Langston Galloway gets additional run at the point. Buddy Hield should pick up extra minutes, as well. Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Thursday against the 76ers.

    Advice: That's his second straight DNP. With Moore out, Buddy Hield should get more run at shooting guard while Langston Galloway and Tim Frazier could run some two-guard combos. Plus, this should help Solomon Hill pick up extra run at the three to help offset the loss of wing depth. Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. not on the injury report
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) is not on the injury report for Friday.

    Advice: He banged knees with Goran Dragic and it sounds like he's ready to go. Hardaway Jr. should be looking at some extra minutes on Friday with Kent Bazemore (knee) out again, but he's not going to do too much besides scoring. He's worth a look in DFS. Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) ruled out for Friday
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Brad Stevens called Thomas' groin strain "unpredictable" on Wednesday and Thomas even had a PRP injection, so seeing Thomas ruled out a day ahead of Friday's game makes sense. Marcus Smart was terrific in his start on Wednesday with 13 points while Terry Rozier turned in arguably his best game with 16 points. Jaylen Brown also saw an uptick in playing time sans Thomas. Yesterday, 1:33 pm
  • Nick Young back at practice on Thursday
    Nick Young (calf) practiced on Thursday and remains out for Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: There was a report on Wednesday saying Young is targeting a return on Monday night, so going through practice today makes it seem possible. Young's initial timetable was expected to keep him out to the second half of December for his calf strain. He was putting up top-100 value before his injury, so he may be worth a pickup now. Although, his start does seem slightly unsustainable. Yesterday, 12:59 pm
  • Vince Carter (hip) ruled out for Thursday
    Vince Carter (hip) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable on the injury report on Wednesday, but Carter will miss his sixth straight game. Since he's been out, it's been Troy Williams, Troy Daniels and Tony Allen picking up most of the wing minutes. Daniels will have the greatest upside with his red-hot scoring numbers. The Grizzlies aren't on a back-to-back, so Allen could get decent run tonight. Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Rodney McGruder (ankle) questionable Friday
    Rodney McGruder (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: The Heat will only have eight available players if McGruder sits, but he already vowed to play Friday. He's played 31 or more minutes in four straight games, but he's just a low-end punt in DFS until the Heat get some bodies back. Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) questionable Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He's in danger of missing his second straight game, but he is day-to-day. Buddy Hield would be looking at another start if Moore sits, but he hasn't played well this season. Fantasy owners in deep leagues might be better off giving Langston Galloway a look over Hield, as he scored a career-high 26 points in 36 minutes in the double-overtime loss to Memphis on Monday. Yesterday, 10:26 am
  • Jrue Holiday (turf toe) is a game-time call
    Jrue Holiday (turf toe) is a game-time call against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: Holiday says he feels a lot less pain in his toe, so he's truly day-to-day. If the Pelicans take the cautious approach and hold him out, Tim Frazier will be looking at heavy minutes as the fill-in starter, as he played 39 minutes in the double-overtime loss to Memphis on Monday. Check back for an update after the pre-game warmups. Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doubtful for Friday
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) is doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Celtics GM Danny Ainge revealed that Thomas got a PRP injection for his groin injury on Wednesday and said he "probably" wouldn't play vs. Toronto. With Thomas on the shelf on Wednesday, Marcus Smart drew the start and scored 13 points with three assists, three rebounds, two steals and one trey in 23 minutes (foul trouble), while Terry Rozier produced 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 26 minutes off the bench. Smart should already be owned in standard leagues, but Rozier could have some short-term value. Yesterday, 6:20 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (knee) questionable Friday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. filled in as a starter on Wednesday but he exited in the second half after he "banged" his knee, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Advice: Hardaway didn't return after limping into the locker room in the second half, finishing with seven points and two assists in 22 minutes. Kent Bazemore (knee) will miss at least one more game, giving Hardaway a temporary window for increased production, but that won't matter unless he's healthy. We should have an update after Thursday's shootaround. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Rodney McGruder (ankle) vows to play Friday
    Rodney McGruder (ankle) vowed to play in Friday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: McGruder injured his ankle in the second quarter, but he returned to start the second half. He said afterward that he's "fine" and will play Friday, but a player's self-assessment isn't always the most reliable. If he's ruled out, the already short-handed Heat will have to get very creative to field a competitive lineup. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back) has no structural damage
    An MRI of Derrick Rose (back) revealed no structural damage.

    Advice: He is listed as day-to-day and is expected to travel with the Knicks for their upcoming road trip. Rose said he's dealt with fatigue in his side and legs, so the Knicks may opt to just give him a few days off. If he is going to miss more time, Brandon Jennings would get most of the run with Ron Baker behind him. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Seth Curry doesn't have a target date
    Seth Curry (knee) doesn't have a specific timetable to return, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: This doesn't mean he's going to miss extended time. Curry went through morning shootraround and appears to be close to action. He has a good chance to play this weekend and is worth a pickup in competitive leagues. Jonathan Gibson and Justin Anderson should get a few extra minutes behind the starters. Wednesday, 4:03 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back) will not play vs. Cavs
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: He said he had back spasms on Tuesday, but also said his side, leg and everything was fatigued. He's also going to get an MRI to make sure everything is OK. Considering Rose's injury history and lengthy time to recover, he's likely looking at more games out of the lineup. Brandon Jennings should get a boost in playing time and is worth a look for his short-term boost. Ron Baker should also be in the rotation tonight. Wednesday, 3:15 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) questionable Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Moore sat out Monday's game, and it's not a great sign that he's still being listed as questionable despite having just had a full three days off to rest up. We should have another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Buddy Hield will have another opportunity to start with Langston Galloway flirting with 30 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans still out for Thursday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) will not play against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: There was some optimism of Evans making his season debut this week, but the calf soreness last week has set him back. Once he's finally back, he'll likely have a minutes limit in the 15-20 range for quite some time. It'll likely be a good month or so until Evans is consistently contributing for fantasy owners. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Vince Carter (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Vince Carter (hip) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: He's been ruled out the day before each of the last three games, so this is a step in the right direction. The Grizzlies have won each of their last four without Carter with guys like Troy Williams and Troy Daniels stepping up. If Carter does return, that may take some minutes from the Troys and maybe from Tony Allen, as well. Carter is not worth owning in most leagues. Wednesday, 2:02 pm
  • Nick Young (calf) targeting Monday night
    Nick Young (calf) is targeting a return on Monday night, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

    Advice: It's worth mentioning this report adds the Lakers downplayed that target date. Young surprisingly traveled with the team to Houston for tonight, and has been going through some pool exercise and light shooting. It's possible Young is back for Monday, but it seems slightly doubtful. There will be more minutes for Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. Wednesday, 11:37 am
  • Nick Young (calf) limited to light shooting
    Nick Young (calf) is still being limited to light shooting.

    Advice: Young is unable to make hard cuts or get around screens, which is to be expected given that he just hit the beginning of Week-2 of his initial 2-4 week timetable. He's out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, meaning Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Los Angeles. He does hope to return to a full practice on Saturday, so we'll be watching for that. Wednesday, 10:14 am
  • Jrue Holiday (toe) questionable for Thursday
    Jrue Holiday (turf toe) said his recovery has been going well, but it's still too early to tell if he'll be able to play Thursday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Holiday also said that a turf toe injury can be "excruciating," and if he could walk on his hands he would, so he's looking doubtful for Thursday's matchup with the 76ers. If he's out, Tim Frazier will benefit most operating as New Orleans' starting point guard. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 9:55 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) out Wednesday vs. the Kings
    Seth Curry (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: With Curry and J.J. Barea (calf) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Deron Williams will likely see his minutes in the high-30s, with Devin Haris seeing close to 20 minutes off the bench. For now, we'll be considering Curry questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers. Wednesday, 9:18 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start next two games
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will move into the starting unit for Atlanta's next two games with Kent Bazemore (knee) on the shelf.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. tends to be inconsistent, although he has managed to produce late-round value over his past four outings with averages of 14.8 points, 2.3 dimes, 1.0 steal and 1.5 triples per contest on 48.0 percent shooting. The move into the starting five will only help him, but with relatively low upside, he's basically only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. ORL
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Thomas flew back to Boston to receive treatment on his groin injury, and Marcus Smart was spotted sporting a starter jersey during shootaround, so it looks like Smart will be drawing the start tonight making him a reasonable low-budget DFS option. Avery Bradley and Al Horford will do the heavy lifting on offense tonight sans Thomas, and Terry Rozier will see an uptick in minutes. Groin injuries can linger, so Boston may want to take a cautious approach in bringing back Thomas. For now, we'll consider him doubtful for Friday's game against the Raptors. Wednesday, 8:04 am
  • Rondo looking to move on after suspension
    Rajon Rondo referred to Saturday's incident in which he picked up a one-game suspension for reportedly throwing a towel at an assistant coach "part of the game."

    Advice: "Me as a player, a point guard, I have to handle a situation better," Rondo said. "But when I feel a certain way, I’m gonna speak on it. My whole thing is always for the betterment of the team. If it comes off wrong or a certain way I’ll try to work on that." Rondo has had open spats with his coaches in the past, and a history of attitude issues, so this likely won't be the last time he makes headlines for the wrong reasons. He's just been a late-round guy this year, and it's unlikely he'll be able to work his way into an early-round evaluation while Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade are healthy. Wednesday, 7:53 am
  • Derrick Rose (back) questionable Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (back spasms) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Cavs.

    Advice: "It calmed down. It’s just spasms. Usually when you have back spasms or back problems, it comes from somewhere else — it could be hamstring, it could be groin, could be something else," Rose said. "[Tuesday night], my right side, my right leg, everything was fatigued and kind of quit. [Wednesday] we'll be able to find out what it is." Rose appears to be headed for a game-time call, but if he's out, Brandon Jennings will likely draw the start and he'd be an option in DFS. Wednesday, 6:16 am
  • Patty Mills scores 15, plays well for Spurs
    Patty Mills came off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Tony Parker is going to miss time with a knee injury and while Mills is coming off the bench, he's the guy you want to own in Parker's absence. He was awful in his last game, missing all eight of his shots for one point on Monday, but was much better in this one. And while Nicolas Laprovittola is starting for Parker, Mills is the guy Gregg Popovich wants to run the offense. Pick him up if you need a point guard. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes off against Wolves
    Kawhi Leonard hit 11-of-15 shots for 31 points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: It's not a season high in points for Kawhi, but it's close. He scored 34 points way back on Nov. 9, and hadn't scored more than 23 points in his previous six games. Leonard didn't exactly crush the stat sheet like he's capable of doing, but he did fill it. He hasn't had a night off yet this season, so it's time to start watching for news that Gregg Popovich will sit him for a game. But if you drafted Leonard and have been disappointed with his output, tonight was a nice step in the right direction. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Troy Daniels cools off in win over Philly
    Troy Daniels cooled off against the 76ers on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with one rebound, one assist and one triple in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He scored a combined 60 points with 13 3-pointers in his previous two games, so he had nowhere to go but down. Daniels hit just 4-of-14 shots and 1-of-8 from deep on Tuesday and picked up five fouls, so his floor is going to be low on the nights his shot isn't falling. He doesn't have a great long-term outlook as the Grizzlies get healthier, but it makes sense to give him another shot if you picked him up. Tuesday, 8:28 pm
  • Rajon Rondo quiet in return from suspension
    Rajon Rondo returned from a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team on Tuesday and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, two assists and a block in a 102-91 loss to Detroit.

    Advice: Rondo has apparently kissed and made up with the Bulls, but he's not been fun to own for the last few days. He failed to even show up against his arch enemy, Dallas, was then suspended for going after a coach, and then posted this lackluster dud tonight. Maybe he'll get it turned around against the Spurs on Thursday, but it's a shame he couldn't torch the Mavericks after last Friday's 15-11-12 triple-double. Instead, he nosedived into the side of a mountain. Tuesday, 7:46 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 32 in loss to DET
    Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-21 shots for 32 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: He hit 10-of-10 free throws, but didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight. This line isn't really news, as Butler is averaging 26 points, 6.7 rebounds, four assists and a lot more on the season. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
    New Player Note
    Jimmy Butler Chi - SG,SF
  • Derrick Rose (back spasms) won't return
    Derrick Rose is dealing with back spasms and will not return to Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: He's yet to miss a game this season, but his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers is up in the air at this point. Rose finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals on 4-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes. The Knicks should provide an update after the game, but Brandon Jennings will be worth a look if we learn that Rose is in danger of missing time. Tuesday, 6:22 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Monday that he didn't expect Curry to play Wednesday, so he's on the doubtful side of the questionable-tag, and owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Deron Williams will see his playing time in the high-30s while Devin Harris will earn close to 20 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 1:23 pm
  • Vince Carter (hip) out Tuesday vs. the 76ers
    Vince Carter (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Tuesday will mark Carter's fifth straight game on the sidelines, which will likely result in Troy Daniels and Tony Allen getting all the minutes they can handle, and perhaps Toney Douglas can get into the game for longer than the eight minutes he played Monday night. For now, we'll be considering Carter questionable for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers. Tuesday, 12:57 pm
  • Sean Marks hints Jeremy Lin could return soon
    Sean Marks said he suspects that Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will be able to return to the court "pretty soon," although he'll remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: "He’s so vocal, still at practice, in the locker room and has been from day one when he was out with his injury," said Marks. "He’s progressing well. I obviously don’t want to put a time limit or a day, but I suspect it pretty soon." Lin reportedly looked good while going through his shooting drills on Tuesday, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team, and until that happens owners can plan on being without him. He was a top-60 guy before going down, so we'd recommend staying patient. Tuesday, 12:31 pm
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • Nick Young shooting post-practice jumpers
    Nick Young (right calf) was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Young is nearing the conclusion of Week-1 of his initial 2-4 week timetable, so while this is a minor step in the right direction, he's still not close to making a return. He's not really worth hanging onto if you don't have an IR-spot, and it'll be Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram picking up some extra minutes in his absence. Tuesday, 12:05 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doesn't practice Tues
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice. Tuesday, 11:58 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still w/out timetable
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) went through shooting drills on Tuesday, but is not yet practicing fully with the team.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters that Jeremy Lin is progressing each day and that Lin is 'anxious' to return, but the team has still yet to set a timetable. Lin has now missed 15 games due to the hamstring strain. Unfortunately, Lin owners will need to remain patient and hope for good news soon. Isaiah Whitehead will continue to start in place of Lin, but Sean Kilpatrick remains the player to own. Tuesday, 10:15 am
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • Troy Daniels cooking off Memphis bench
    After scoring a career-high 31 points on Saturday, Troy Daniels came off the Memphis bench on Monday to hit 10-of-20 shots, seven 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 29 points, two assists and nothing else, which would include only one turnover in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Granted, this was a double-overtime affair, but this kid came out of nowhere and is killing it, scoring 29, 31, 19 and 19 points in each of his last four games, and has knocked down 20 3-pointers during that stretch, which is 5.0 per game! The Money Green light is ON and Daniels is killing it. But he could quickly fall back to earth once Chandler Parson and James Ennis are over their injuries, which may not happen anytime soon. While Daniels is likely to fade just as quickly as he appeared on the scene, he's worth grabbing right now. And if he does it again vs. the Sixers on Tuesday night, we may call him a must-own player until further notice. Monday, 9:50 pm
  • Tony Allen posts big double-double in 2OT win
    Tony Allen hit 9-of-14 shots for 19 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and a block in 42 minutes of Monday's intense 110-108 double-overtime win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: This was easily the best game of the season for Allen and the two overtimes helped. He had a season high in points, rebounds, minutes, shots and makes, while his previous season highs were just 12 points and nine rebounds. He's averaging 11.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals over his last five, but that number is clearly inflated by tonight's game. Give him a look, but he still doesn't look close to being a must-own player in most instances. Monday, 9:43 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 26 points in loss to POR
    Jimmy Butler scored 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Jimmy Buckets hit all eight of his free throws and added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks, two triples and two turnovers in 37 minutes. He took on more responsibility with Rajon Rondo suspended, but both Rondo and Dwayne Wade will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game vs. Detroit on the second night of a back-to-back set. Butler has scored 20+ points in 14 straight games and is comfortably returning first-round value in standard leagues. Monday, 8:31 pm
    New Player Note
    Jimmy Butler Chi - SG,SF
  • Seth Curry (right knee) out Monday vs. CHA
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: He will, however, return to practice on Tuesday and Rick Carlisle is listing him as day-to-day, so it doesn't sound like the knee injury is serious. Carlisle also said that he'll be expanding Deron Williams' workload tonight, so Williams' playing time will likely be in the mid-30s while Devin Harris' minutes will be in the teens. Monday, 4:03 pm
  • Toney Douglas available to play vs. Pelicans
    Toney Douglas will be available to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Douglas can earn in his Memphis debut, but with a favorable matchup against the Jrue Holiday-less (toe) Pelicans, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Fantasy GMs in most settings, however, can use a wait-and-see approach here. Monday, 3:29 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) won't play Monday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) will not play on Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: His toe was an issue earlier in the season, so the Pelicans are going to be cautious. Jrue Holiday (toe) is also out, meaning we should see a lot of Tim Frazier and Buddy Hield Monday. Langston Galloway should also see a good chunk of minutes at both guard spots. Monday, 2:39 pm
  • Jrue Holiday, Moore out Monday vs. Memphis
    Jrue Holiday (turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe contusion) have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With both these guys on the sidelines Monday night, Tim Frazier will assuredly move into the starting five, and Buddy Hield is an option to start at the two. Langston Galloway should also see an uptick in minutes with New Orleans' starting backcourt on the sidelines, and Anthony Davis (foot, expected to play) will be working with a robust usage rate. After Monday's game the Pelicans will be off until Thursday, so perhaps the toe issue only results in a one-game absence for Holiday. Monday, 2:33 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The fact that we even have to rule him out suggests his return is getting closer. In fact, he likely would've played over the weekend if he didn't tweak his calf. It sounds like he could make an appearance sometime this week, but he may start slow because the Pelicans will likely limit him to 15 minutes right out of the gate. With that said, he's still a solid stash. Monday, 9:42 am
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Seth Curry (knee sprain) is a game-time call
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is a game-time call against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he went through the morning shootaround which is always a good sign. He's day-to-day and should play a ton down the stretch for the tanking Mavs, so it's a good idea to hold him if you can in standard leagues. Deron Williams has played 30 or more minutes in the two games that Curry missed, while Devin Harris has been playing minutes in the teens. Monday, 9:07 am
  • Grizzlies sign veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas
    The Grizzlies have signed veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas by using the NBA’s hardship rule.

    Advice: He was the "frontrunner" to sign for the Grizzlies after they worked out a few point guards last week. With Mike Conley (back) looking at a multi-week absence, Douglas should immediately see minutes on his new team which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. For now, most owners should use a wait-and-see approach because it's not clear how big of a role he will have. Andrew Harrison's owners should be slightly concenred as his value could take a hit with the arrival of Douglas. We'll let you know if he's active for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. Monday, 9:04 am
  • Rajon Rondo suspended for Monday's game
    Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He's being suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," as he reportedly snapped at an assistant coach in the loss against Dallas. He's since apologized to the team, so he should be back in his usual role on Tuesday against the Pistons. With Rondo out, Jerian Grant will likely get the chance to start and play big minutes, while Isaiah Canaan and Denzel Valentine should get a bump as well. In two previous starts this season, Grant posted averages of 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 triple in 30.0 minutes. Monday, 8:43 am
  • Vince Carter (hip) ruled out for Monday
    Vince Carter (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game in a row on the shelf. The Grizzlies will only have nine players available Monday, so Troy Williams and Troy Daniels will both see heavy minutes on the wings. Daniels may be the better dart throw in DFS after erupting for 31 points against the Lakers in his last outing. Monday, 6:15 am
  • Derrick Rose posts 20/6/6 in win vs. Kings
    Derrick Rose lit up the Kings on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: D-Rose hasn't missed a game this season and he's starting to find his groove with the Knicks. In his previous eight games he was averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 5.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 0.6 triples -- crucially, he also made 44.9 percent FGs and 86.7 percent FTs during that stretch. We're always leery of his long-term health, but he should be in your lineups while he's running hot. Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starts, logs 23 minutes Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore started at SG on Sunday and finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Moore was 5-of-11 from the field, while Anthony Davis was 14-of-32, but the other three starters were a combined 5-of-20 in tonight's road loss. The Pelicans' lineup is still in flux, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return, and Moore doesn't have much upside even if he does keep the starting SG job. Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starting, Frazier to the bench
    E'Twaun Moore will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

    Advice: Moore has been much better as a starter this season, owning averages of 11.4 points, 3.0 assists, 1.1 triples, 0.9 steals and 1.3 turnovers per game on 45.7 percent shooting, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do tonight with a tough matchup against OKC. Frazier will have more opportunity to run the offense with the second unit, so this might not be the worst thing for his value. For what it's worth, Alvin Gentry said we'll "see what happens" with tonight's new starting lineup, so this may not be a permanent change. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out Monday vs. WAS
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Monday will be Lin's 15th consecutive game on the sidelines, and the Nets' haven't given any indication that he's getting close to a return. Isaiah Whitehead will continue to start in his absence, but Sean Kilpatrick remains the primary beneficiary. Lin is worth holding onto in most leagues. Sunday, 12:54 pm
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Monday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and his minutes have been divvied up between Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson, with Deron Williams logging around 30 minutes as a starter. It'll be more of the same if he can't give it a go Monday night. Sunday, 12:12 pm
  • Rodney McGruder scores seven in 39 minutes
    Rodney McGruder scored seven points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Heat need wings in the worst way, so McGruder may have the best opportunity for playing time in the NBA. Even with 34.4 minutes per game over his last five, McGruder averaged 8.2 points, 5.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. He's worth a look as a desperation play with four games coming up. Saturday, 10:00 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Saturday, 9:28 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Tim Hardaway scores 15 off Hawks bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in Tuesday's embarrassing 128-84 loss at Toronto on Saturday.

    Advice: Hardaway has quietly scored in double figures in four straight games and with Kyle Korver struggling as badly as any time in his career, Hardaway is a candidate to replace the struggling shooting guard in the starting lineup. The reeling Hawks have lost nine of their last 10 games and have been blown out by a combined 80 points in their last two games. Something's got to give for coach Bud in the ATL, and bringing Korver off the bench and starting THJ might be the easiest move for him to make. If THJ becomes the starter at some point, he might be worth stashing. But if you've been holding Korver in a deep league and need to make a move for a warm body, picking up THJ might be worth a flier until we see what happens here. Saturday, 8:15 pm
  • Nick Young out of the walking boot
    Nick Young (calf) is out of his walking boot.

    Advice: There's no word of his progressions on his strained calf, so he is still expected to miss the next 1.5-3.5 weeks. With Young out, it's been Brandon Ingram moving over the the two while the other guards have seen a few more minutes. Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Tyreke Evans officially out for Sunday
    Tyrele Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He's getting closer and he may have been able to play this weekend had he not had a calf issue. The Pelicans may be able to get him back in action this week, but he's fully expected to have a 15-minute limit for several games. He's going to be annoying to own for likely at least a month, but give him a look if you want to see if he can get it going. Saturday, 1:51 pm
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Tyreke Evans (leg) not expected to play Sun.
    Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is not expected to play Sunday vs. OKC, per coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: In addition to working his way back from surgery on his right knee, Evans is now dealing with tightness in his left calf. It is safe to assume Evans will have his minutes limited once he is finally healthy enough to suit up, but we still don't have a solid timeline as to when that will be. Saturday, 11:06 am
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Seth Curry (knee) will not play Saturday
    Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Seth Curry (right knee sprain) will not play Saturday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: This will be the second game Curry has missed since spraining his knee Wednesday night. Starter Deron Williams may play more than 30 minutes on Saturday for the first time since November 4th. Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson could also see an uptick in minutes off the Mavs bench. Saturday, 9:30 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Saturday
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee on Wednesday, which caused him to miss Thursday's game. If Curry doesn't play on Saturday, Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson would see a slight uptick in minutes. Saturday, 6:33 am
  • Patty Mills scores 10 in 28 minutes Friday
    Patty Mills scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Tony Parker (knee) was out again and Nicolas Laprovittola drew his second straight start, but Mills played 28 minutes for the second straight game and he's clearly the pickup here. Mills is playing for a new contract and is playing the best ball of his career, averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 treys over his last five games. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Jimmy Butler goes off again, of course
    Jimmy Butler scored 26 points with eight rebounds, six assists, two blocks, three steals and one turnover in 42 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: It's going to be the Jimmy Butler Show on Saturday with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. The last time Wade sat out, Butler went off for a season-high 40 points. Butler has also been on fire since that explosion, averaging 29.8 points, 6.0 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 treys in those five. Jimmy is coasting with first-round value in standard leagues and is an elite DFS play. Friday, 10:25 pm
    New Player Note
    Jimmy Butler Chi - SG,SF
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 11 points off bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He missed all six of his triples, but he started the second half and he's certainly a candidate to start over the struggling Kyle Korver on Saturday vs. the Raptors -- coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he will "look at everything." THJ is just a speculative pickup in deeper formats for now and it's worth noting that he was coming off a 21-point effort against the Suns. Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Derrick Rose thrives in the starting lineup
    Derrick Rose scored 24 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: There's been talk of Rose wanting an in-season contract extension, so this game may help his case. Rose has looked good over his last four, averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. Compared to last year, his usage rate is down, his efficiency is way up and he's been better in other categories. Still, Rose only has 11th-round value on the year despite his improvements. Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Jrue Holiday held to nine points vs. LAC
    Jrue Holiday was held to nine points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one triple and one turnover in 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: The Clippers are second in the NBA in defensive efficiency and this was a tough matchup for Holiday, so he gets a pass here. Holiday was averaging 17.1 points, 6.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.9 3-pointers in his previous seven, so we still think he can be an early-round asset the rest of the way if he can stay healthy and if the Pelicans are competitive in the West. Friday, 8:12 pm
  • Norman Powell drops 16 points in win
    Norman Powell started in place of a resting DeMarre Carroll on Friday night against the Lakers and played really well, scoring 16 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two treys in 32 minutes.

    Advice: If you punted with him in DFS, you have to be thrilled. He averaged 14.0 points per game in three previous starts this season, so he should always be on your radar when Carroll sits. The Raptors will be at full strength on Saturday vs. Atlanta, so Powell will head back to the bench and lost most of his value. Friday, 7:19 pm
  • Norman Powell will start on Friday
    Normal Powell will start for DeMarre Carroll on Friday night against the Lakers.

    Advice: It'll be Norm's fourth start of the season. In the previous three, Powell averaged 14.0 points, 2.7 boards, 2.0 dimes and 2.7 treys in 28.0 minutes. Terrence Ross is going to anchor the second unit with plenty of minutes at both wing spots, so he should also benefit tonight. Both are in play for DFS or streaming tonight. Friday, 2:59 pm
  • Vince Carter (hip) out again for Saturday
    Vince Carter (hip) is out for Saturday against the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup due to his right hip flexor injury. The Grizzlies have played more Tony Allen while Troy Daniels and Troy Williams have both stepped up lately. Daniels and Williams have similar short-term value with Daniels being more about scoring and Williams doing a little of everything. Allen should be a steals specialist. Friday, 12:07 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Saturday
    Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be the 14th straight game Lin has missed due to his nagging hamstring injury. Isiah Whitehead will likely draw the start on Saturday. Sean Kilpatrick will also continue to see extended minutes. Kilpatrick has been scoring hot of late. Over the Nets last five games, Kilpatrick is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from downtown. Friday, 10:48 am
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • Tony Allen scores nine in 27 minutes
    Tony Allen scored nine points with six rebounds, three steals and one turnover in 27 minutes during Thursday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: While the Grandfather wasn't yelling "First Team All Defense" tonight, he was just terrific on that end late in the game. He had his three steals all come in the final 6:12 to help get the Grizzlies going. Allen has stepped up with more playing time because of the all the injuries. He even said the Grizzlies were "a makeshift team" in his post-game interview. He will likely be managed later in the season, but he could be a steals specialist for some owners. Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Thursday, 9:51 pm
  • Report: Toney Douglas frontrunner for Memphis
    Toney Douglas "has emerged as the frontrunner" to join the Grizzlies, according to team beat writer Michael Wallace.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are expected to get an NBA injury exception in the coming days to give them an extra roster spot. Douglas can play both guard spots and may have a chance to get minutes. This would also likely allow them bring Wade Baldwin IV along slowly. Andrew Harrison's value could take a hit, but he looks like the best one to own of the three. Thursday, 6:33 pm
  • Dante Exum in the starting lineup vs. Heat
    Dante Exum is starting at point guard for George Hill (toe) on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get plenty of minutes tonight with Rodney Hood (hamstring) also out. Exum doesn't have much upside because of low per-minute output, so he's not really worth grabbing in most leagues. Thursday, 5:42 pm
  • Heat using same starters on Thursday
    The Heat will start Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Luke Babbitt, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Advice: There is a shortage of guards in Utah tonight, so McGruder should be busy. Expect to see plenty of Wayne Ellington off the bench. Thursday, 5:19 pm
  • Tyreke Evans in a Lance Stephenson role?
    Coach Alvin Gentry said he sees Tyreke Evans (calf, knee) in a role similar to the one Lance Stephenson had with the Pelicans.

    Advice: That suggests Gentry wants to use Evans off the bench as a primary ball-handler. On the injury side of things, Evans did tightness in his left calf, which is a different leg from his right knee surgery that has kept him out this season. The Pelicans will certainly be limiting Evans for a very long time, so he may not be worth the trouble in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Vince Carter (hip) ruled out for Thursday
    Vince Carter (right hip) has been ruled out for Thursday night against the Magic.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out due to a hip flexor injury. The Grizzlies look like they'll be rolling with the Nasty Nine with Troy Williams leading the charge for the small forwards. Tony Allen's playing time may decrease on the second night of a back-to-back set, which suggest there could be more minutes for Troy Daniels and Wade Baldwin IV. Carter can stay on the wire while Williams has some short-term value in standard leagues. Thursday, 11:40 am
  • Dante Exum likely to start on Thursday
    Dante Exum is likely to start against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: George Hill (toe) is back on the shelf, so the Jazz will go back to making Exum a point guard and not a combo guard. In his previous six starts, Exum averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.8 treys in 29.8 minutes. The minutes will be there, but his upside isn't the greatest. Thursday, 11:17 am
  • Tyreke Evans out Friday against the Clippers
    Tyreke Evans (right knee, left calf) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Head coach Dell Demps said Evans experienced tightness in his calf and won't play on Friday. Demps did add, however, that Evans would be back "sooner than later." Evans should be stashed in deeper leagues, but he's unlikely to warrant a start in standard leagues until he's eased back into action over the next few weeks. Thursday, 10:59 am
    New Player Note
    Tyreke Evans NO - PG,SG
  • Vince Carter doubtful for Thursday vs Magic
    Vince Carter (right hip) is doubtful for Thursday's game against Orlando.

    Advice: Carter is still dealing with a right hip flexor and looks unlikely to suit up for Thursday's game against the Magic. Tony Allen looks to be the biggest beneficiary of Carter's likely absence, while Troy Williams and Troy Daniels should see a minutes boost as well if Carter sits again. Thursday, 9:03 am
  • Patty Mills not worried about contract year
    Patty Mills said he's not worried about the fact that he's up for a new contract after the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Mills will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but isn't letting that affect his play. "The feeling isn’t any different than any other year," he said. "My mindset is purely focused on this season and where we want to be. Nothing has changed." Mills won't be a fantasy star playing behind Tony Parker, but Parker will see more than his share of DNPs, which makes Mills worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 6:08 am
  • Patty Mills scores team-high 23 pts Wednesday
    Patty Mills led the Spurs in scoring on Wednesday with 23 points off the bench, sinking 9-of-12 shots with five 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Tony Parker was on the active roster but he picked up a precautionary DNP-CD, which freed up Mills to play big minutes behind fill-in starter Nicolas Laprovittola. Mills was already a top-120 fantasy point guard, and the likelihood of more DNPs for Parker makes him a decent pickup despite his low ceiling. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard leads short-handed Spurs to win
    The Spurs bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Magic, beating the Mavericks on Wednesday 94-87 thanks to Kawhi Leonard's 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Leonard shot just 5-of-16 from the field but he made 9-of-12 free throws in 31 minutes, helping the Spurs maintain their undefeated record on the road. They are a perfect 11-0 on the road this season, but just 4-4 at home. Kawhi has yet to miss a game this season, which has helped him maintain top-six fantasy value in nearly all formats on a cumulative basis. Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 22 pts in loss to Lakers
    Jimmy Butler finished Wednesday's home loss to the Lakers with 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 40 minutes of action.

    Advice: Before the game, Butler gave some credit to former teammate Luol Deng, now with the Lakers. "The way I look at it, I owe him a little bit," he said. "That's why I'm going to show him the protege is doing it." Butler made 13-of-15 free throws but was just 4-of-18 from the field, and his team lost to a rebuilding Lakers squad tonight, so it wasn't exactly a pristine performance. Expect him to rise to the challenge vs. Cleveland on Friday. Wednesday, 8:59 pm
    New Player Note
    Jimmy Butler Chi - SG,SF
  • Derrick Rose loses some minutes to Jennings
    Derrick Rose played 24 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 11 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Brandon Jennings gave the Knicks some really good minutes, so coach Jeff Hornacek went with him over Rose -- Jennings played the entire fourth while Rose played just three minutes. Both point guards were used together for 10 minutes tonight, which has been an upward trend as the year has gone on. Rose has been playing well, but he only has late-round value. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points in loss to TOR
    Troy Daniels came off the Grizzlies' bench to score 19 points in a loss on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vince Carter was out tonight with a hip injury, joining a pile of injured Grizzlies that includes Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Brandan Wright. The result was 21 minutes for Daniels, who made the most of the opportunity. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here, especially while Carter is day-to-day. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) remains out vs. Bucks
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: He doesn't a timetable to return. The Nets are really taking it easy on Lin and will wait until he's 100 percent healthy. Hamstring injuries can linger, so that's likely the reasoning to keep him out. Isaiah Whitehead will get at least one more start while Sean Kilpatrick also benefits. Wednesday, 2:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Jeremy Lin Bkn - PG,SG
  • Nick Young (right calf) will miss 2-4 weeks
    Nick Young (strained right calf) will miss the next 2-4 weeks.

    Advice: An MRI confirmed his injury, which occurred in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Young was having a very solid season with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage, but now his fantasy owners probably have to cut him. While he's out, the Lakers will have to lean more on Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas until D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. Both Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams should be very busy while more shots should go to rookie Brandon Ingram. Wednesday, 11:49 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) out Wednesday vs. CHI
    Nick Young (right Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Lakers haven't yet released the results of Young's MRI, so we won't be speculating on the length of his absence until that information is made available. With Young on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jordan Clarkson will more than likely move into the starting lineup, and he'll get all the run he can handle with D'Angelo Russell (knee) also unavailable. Lou Williams should also see an uptick in value, as he won't have to share the floor with a teammate that steals his passes tonight. Wednesday, 10:31 am
  • Vince Carter (hip) out Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Vince Carter (right hip) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: The Grizzlies will be extremely thin on the wings with Carter, Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) all unavailable, so guys like Tony Allen, Troy Daniels and Troy Williams could be forced into heavy minutes tonight. Allen is someone to consider as a streamer in deep leagues, and Williams is on the radar as a potential DFS punt play. For now, we'll consider Carter questionable for Thursday's game against the Magic. Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) sporting a walking boot
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) was spotted leaving the Smoothie King Center wearing a walking boot.

    Advice: Young was also able to put pressure on his foot while limping around the Lakers' locker room after Tuesday's game, and he was in high spirits, although Uncle P is eternally optimistic. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI once the Lakers arrive in Chicago, but for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson will get all the burn he can handle and Brandon Ingram will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • Jrue Holiday scores 22 in start vs. Lakers
    Jrue Holiday finally moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday and had 22 points, two rebounds, five assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes of a 105-88 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Holiday is rolling and the move back to the starting unit couldn't have come soon enough. He's averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. He was clearly worth the wait. Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Nick Young (Achilles strain) won't return
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) will not return on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Young needed the help of his teammates to get back to the locker room and the Lakers ruled him out for the game after just a few minutes. Young will have an MRI on Wednesday and the Lakers will provide an update at that time. His status for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls isn't looking great right now. Jordan Clarkson is looking at heavy minutes if Young misses additional time. Tuesday, 5:25 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore bumped to the bench on Tuesday
    E'Twaun Moore will be bumped to the bench on Tuesday night as Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday will start alongside each other in the Pelicans backcourt.

    Advice: Coming into Tuesday, Moore had started each of the 17 games he had played in this season. He had a terrific start to the season, but his playing time and production has leveled off recently. Over the Pelicans last five games, Moore is averaging 8.8 points (on 45.2 percent shooting), 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Moore will still have big scoring nights here and there, but with Holiday back in the mix full time, there simply aren't enough minutes to justify a roster spot for Moore in most leagues. Tuesday, 4:29 pm
  • Jrue Holiday is starting, Moore to bench
    Jrue Holiday will start against the Lakers on Tuesday, sending E'Twaun Moore to the bench.

    Advice: Alvin Gentry hinted earlier that Holiday would start and it sounds like it could be a permanent switch. Holiday is averaging 27.0 minutes per game this season, but he should be able to eclipse the 30-minute mark tonight. He will start alongside Tim Frazier in the backcourt. Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Gentry hints Jrue Holiday could start Tuesday
    Alvin Gentry said, "there's a possibility" that Jrue Holiday will start Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Holiday has been solid off the bench this season, and his fantasy stock will only improve once he's running with the starters. Gentry also said that a starting backcourt of Holiday and Tim Frazier is a "pretty good" combination, so it sounds like E'Twaun Moore is the guy that will go to the bench if Holiday starts. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Vince Carter (hip) questionable for Wednesday
    Vince Carter (right hip flexor strain) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Carter suffered the injury during Monday's loss to Charlotte, and the only positive here is that he is traveling with the team. The Grizzlies just can't catch a break right now, and if Carter is forced to the sidelines on Wednesday night, that would leave Troy Daniels, Tony Allen and Troy Williams as the only healthy wings in Memphis. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 2:44 pm
  • Ian Clark (throat) plays 11 minutes Monday
    Ian Clark (throat) played 11 minutes on Monday with eight points, two rebounds, one assist and two treys.

    Advice: He hit a couple of big shots tonight and he's the reason why we're not seeing a lot of Patrick McCaw in the rotation. Leave Clark on the wire while the Warriors are healthy. Monday, 10:29 pm
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