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  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
  • Dennis Schroder close out, scores 28 points
    Dennis Schroder bounced back against the Knicks on Monday during a 108-107 win, scoring 28 points with three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This was a huge game for him. Schroder has plenty of blemishes in his time in MSG. He was a DNP-CD last year and he also didn't close out in a previous game this season. Schroder also didn't close out in the previous two games, but he did today and hit a massive 3-pointer to get the win. After a brief drop off, Schroder looks like he's back. Rotoworld.com 31 minutes ago
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 20 points vs. NY
    Tim Hardaway scored 20 points in a start against the Knicks on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? Hardaway Jr.'s team got a big win at MSG to make them 9-1 in their last 10. Even though he may not start going forward, Hardaway Jr. has been terrific since the Kyle Korver trade. While he may be traded as a restricted free agent this summer, he has to be owned in standard leagues with his recent play. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
  • Brandon Jennings not happy about changes
    Brandon Jennings wasn't happy about the Knicks making lineup changes on Monday.

    Advice: "'Every day is something new, you never know if you're going to play," Jennings said. Uh oh. Jennings was also in a bad mood when he and Mindaugas Kuzminskas totally whiffed on a switch to leave Malcolm Delaney wide open for a jumper. Jennings may be feeling passed over for the Knicks starting Ron Baker over him here, but he's not worth adding in most leagues anyway. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
  • Derrick Rose scores 18 points vs. ATL
    Derrick Rose scored 18 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and six turnovers in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He had a chance to win the game on the last possession, but he couldn't get a layup to fall with Paul Millsap getting a block at the rim against him. Although, he may have been fouled and it wasn't called. The Knicks clearly won't be penalizing Rose on the court for his no-call, no-show move last week with his minutes also on par with 31.8 per game since then. He'll be a low-end guy in standard leagues, but he is trending up slightly. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:48 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out next 4 games
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will miss at least the next four games for the Pacers.

    Advice: Stuckey has suited up for just 17 of Indiana's 42 games this season, and there's no scenario out there where he would warrant a hold. Monte Ellis and C.J. Miles will continue to earn minutes in the 20s off the Pacers' bench, and Miles is worth a look for deep league GMs looking for some 3-point help. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:52 am
  • McConnell (wrist) w/out timetable to return
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: The only positive here is that the MRI results came back negative, but with the way Philly tends to handle injuries, McConnell could be looking at a lengthy absence here. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting five, and with McConnell on the sidelines, he may be able to flirt with minutes in the 30s. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues for those looking for an assist specialist. McConnell could be a tough guy to hang onto in standard leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:42 am
  • Allen Crabbe will return to the bench Monday
    Allen Crabbe will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Wizards.

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

    Advice: Revenge game! Dwight Howard is resting, so the Hawks are going to go small with Paul Millsap at center. THJ was already trending up before this news with averages of 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 3.0 triples per game in January, so give him a look if those numbers mesh well with your fantasy team. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:50 am
  • Hoiberg praises Cristiano Felicio
    Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg praised Cristiano Felicio for his recent play off the bench.

    Advice: "The other thing he gives us is a big-time defensive presence," Hoiberg said. "We can get out and trap ball screens with him because of his ability to move. There are not a lot of big bodies that move as well as he does." Dwyane Wade also said that Felicio is "really growing," and the big man is starting to establish himself as the closing center in the fourth quarter over Robin Lopez. He's averaging 6.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 18.9 minutes per game in January, but he's someone to monitor in deeper leagues going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:08 am
  • T.J. McConnell (wrist) ruled out for Monday
    T.J. McConnell (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has a right wrist sprain, but he should be considered day-to-day barring another update. McConnell has thrived as the starting PG, so stick with him unless we learn that he will miss additional time. Sergio Rodriguez will likely move back into the starting lineup, but the 76ers will probably want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle before his 10-day contract expires later this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
  • Luol Deng returned to action on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 am
  • Maurice Ndour was signed by NY on Sunday January 15. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:19 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 Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Luol Deng plays team-high 36 minutes
    Luol Deng returned from a rest day on Sunday with two points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, making 1-of-6 shots in a team-high 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Deng has had some nice stretches for the Lakers this year, but his rest-of-season outlook is shaky at best. As a 13-year veteran on a team that should increasingly emphasize player development down the stretch, Deng is a borderline cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Reggie Bullock quiet as fill-in starter
    Reggie Bullock started for the short-handed Pistons on Sunday, but he committed five fouls in 29 minutes to finish with four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) and Jon Leuer (knee) were both out tonight, and the Pistons didn't want to go big with Aron Baynes in a matchup vs. the Lakers. Bullock's playing time was robust, considering his foul trouble, and he's just a short-term option in deeper leagues while KCP is out of commission. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio OK after eye injury Sunday
    Cristiano Felicio came off the Bulls' bench on Sunday with four points, one rebound and one steal in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls' backup big man was poked in the eye tonight, requiring some attention from team trainers. We're leaving him off the injury report, but deep-league owners should keep an eye out for updates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Tony Allen solid in 33 minutes Sunday
    Tony Allen chipped in across the board on Sunday with four points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are now 8-13 in games they've trailed at halftime this season, which isn't shocking for a team that relies on their defense to win games. The veteran Allen isn't an obvious fantasy option, but he's worth owning with averages of 5.5 boards, 1.8 steals, and 10.1 points per game on 49.0 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles vs. Thunder
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 8-of-20 shots for 31 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: The big man has shown his passing abilities more often this season, averaging a career-high 4.1 assists per game. He has dished out at least five dimes in 10 of his last 11 games and has flirted with a triple-double several times during that stretch. Tonight’s double-double, marked his fifth consecutive one. Fantasy owners should be content with his production this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Dennis Schroder lousy in 24 minutes vs. Bucks
    Dennis Schroder had a game to forget on Sunday, committing five turnovers with six points, six assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

    Advice: This marks Schroder's second straight dud, and it's not encouraging that backup PG Malcolm Delaney has been great in both of those games. The Hawks have been streaking lately and coach Mike Budenholzer isn't afraid to ride the hot hand, but there's no cause for panic here. Schroder should get back on track in a matchup vs. Derrick Rose and the Knicks on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Derrick Rose hits 6-of-12 shots for 16 points
    Derrick Rose scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much your prototypical Rose-line with double-digit scoring and not much else. Rose's assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.83 is one of the worst in the league amongst starting point guards, and his lackluster contributions in assists (4.4), steals (0.7) and triples (0.3) has him sitting on a late-round evaluation on the year. He's a much more attractive guy to own in points formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:00 pm
  • Reggie Bullock will start Sunday vs. Lakers
    Reggie Bullock will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers, with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) unavailable.

    Advice: This likely means that Aron Baynes is headed back to the bench. Bullock is a solid defender, but a pretty low usage rate guy, so he's not all that attractive of an option despite the increased opportunity as a starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:39 am
  • T.J. McConnell takes the loss as starter
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did jam his right wrist in the second half, but he stayed in the game. It's pretty obvious Joel Embiid makes T.J. McConnell a heck of a lot better. Despite McConnell suffering just his second loss as a starter on the year, he still has his starting job locked up. Keep him on your roster in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
  • Cris Felicio closes out yet again
    Cristiano Felicio scored nine points with seven boards and three fouls in 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter in this close game. Felicio continues to be trusted late, but it hasn't quite reflected on the stat sheet. In his last five, he averaged 8.4 points, 6.6 boards and 0.6 steals in 21.8 minutes per game. He's locked up as the backup center and has value in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:42 pm
  • Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday
    Luol Deng (rest) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It's just rest for the veteran on the front end of a back-to-back set. Deng has been consistently getting around 30 minutes before the Lakers were blown out on Thursday, but he'll likely see fewer minutes as the season goes on. He's still worth owning. For today, Brandon Ingram should be sliding into the first unit while there are more three-guard lineups today -- the Clippers should also go small a ton. Julius Randle also gets a slight bump today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • Rivalry between Thomas & Schroder heats up
    The rivalry between Dennis Schroder and Isaiah Thomas escalated during the Celtics victory over the Hawks on Friday night.

    Advice: Schroder played poorly on Saturday (four points, three rebounds, three assists) while Thomas excelled (28 points, four rebounds, nine assists) and hit the game-winner. Afterward, Schroder said: "If he thinks that he got to curse at my mom or say some dumb stuff about my family, that has nothing to do with basketball. That’s his choice. I’ve got too much class for that. Next one, we are going to get it." Mark down Feb. 27 on your calendars, as that's the next time the C's and Hawks meet up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:45 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins hands out 11 assists
    DeMarcus Cousins handed out a season-high 11 assists during a 120-108 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 26 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings are not playing well again and are sitting in the No. 9 spot with the Pelicans and Nuggets only 0.5 games behind them. As for Cousins, his passing has been a trend lately, averaging 6.7 per game over his last seven. His scoring is slightly down with just 23.1 points per game in that span, but he'll be closer to 30 in no time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Tony Allen scores 22 points in a big win
    Tony Allen scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Rockets during a 110-105 win.

    Advice: He made his first eight attempts and finished 9-of-10 in another massive win for the Grizzlies. They were down 16 on the road in this game and now have five wins against the Warriors, Cavs and Rockets combined on the year. Mike Conley was effective as per usual with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:41 pm
  • Reggie Bullock returns from 25-game absence
    Reggie Bullock returned from a 25-game absence on Friday vs. the Jazz and scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was out and the game was a blowout, but it was still a surprise to see Bullock log a season-high 26 minutes right out of the gate. Coach Stan Van Gundy loves him and the Pistons don't have great depth, so maybe he earns some minutes going forward. Most fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores seven points in start
    Allen Crabbe started in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic and scored seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with three boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in 33 minutes.

    Advice: When he starts he has to compete for touches with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, so it's not a huge surprise that he averages more points per game (11.0) as a reserve than when he starts (10.1). Harkless is day-to-day, so leave Crabbe on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:17 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 23 points
    Tim Hardway Jr. scored 23 points with two rebounds, two assists, one block, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: We have a four-game sample on Hardaway post-Kyle Korver and it's going well. In those four, he averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 treys. That's good enough to make him a top-50 player in that span. Yeah, he won't be this good, but he has to be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 pm
  • Dennis Schroder gets benched late
    Dennis Schroder played just 23 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with four points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He did not close this game out in what was obviously his worst game in a long time. We've seen Schroder getting in coach Mike Budenholzer's doghouse before, but it hasn't happened too much this season. Perhaps he was just worked up based on his comments about Isaiah Thomas before the game because of an incident last year. "If he don’t slap me, nothing is going to happen," he said. Expect him to bounce back on Sunday against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops 19th triple-double
    Russell Westbrook dropped his 19th triple-double of the season during a 96-86 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 21 points with 11 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was actually a brutal game for him, making just 7-of-23 from the field and turning it over 10 times to give him the bad quad-double. Westbrook was asked about turning in his 19th triple-double to set a record for the most in a season since the merger. "It don't mean [expletive]. We lost," Westbrook said. For what it's worth, the Thunder are 15-4 when Westy drops a triple-double this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Allen Crabbe will start for Harkless (calf)
    Allen Crabbe will start in place of Moe Harkless (calf) on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Barring a surprise, Harkless is likely day-to-day so there's no real need to add in Crabbe in standard leagues. In five previous starts this season, Crabbe averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • T.J. McConnell looks great again
    T.J. McConnell scored four points with three rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

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

    Advice: He is back with the team and there is a chance he plays. If he doesn't, Stanley Johnson would be looking at big minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Luol Deng scores just three
    Luol Deng scored three points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes during a 134-94 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: This game should basically be thrown out for everyone except Julius Randle. Deng almost certainly has seen his peak pass this season, but he has played 30.3 minutes per game in his previous three games, so his fantasy value is still alive and well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 17 points in win vs. CHI
    Derrick Rose scored 17 points with three assists and four rebounds in 34 minutes on Thursday night against the Bulls.

    Advice: Rose played well against his former team and has scored 42 points in the last two game since returning from an unexcused absence to attend a family matter. It appears that things are back to normal for the Knicks’ backcourt and Rose can be deployed as per usual. New York’s next game is on Sunday against the Raptors, who are giving up the sixth most points per game and the highest field goal percentage to opposing point guards. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
  • Reggie Bullock expected back w/ team
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock (personal) will rejoin the Pistons on Friday in Salt Lake City.

    Advice: Bullock who has missed the last 25 games with a torn meniscus, was attending a family matter and is expected to be back with the team on Friday. He can be left on waivers, as he will likely not have a big role in the Pistons rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:30 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 21 in 32 minutes
    Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He likes playing overseas and tore it up in China during the NBA lockout season. After a sub-par finish to his 2016, Chandler is rolling in 2017 with averages of 17.4 points, 5.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. He is a bit of a sell-high player due to trade rumors and being injury prone. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Mudiay, Harris, Gallo, Chandler & Jokic start
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinaro, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic will start against the Pacers on Thursday.

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

    Advice: He popped up on the injury report earlier today and it sounds like he's good to go. He'll obviously be a risky DFS play because he may not be able to finish the game. With Darrell Arthur (leg) out, Chandler has a good chance to start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:39 am
  • Brett Brown praises T.J. McConnell
    76ers coach Brett Brown praised T.J. McConnell for running away with the starting PG role.

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

    Advice: It feels like half the NBA is dealing with an illness right now including a few players on the Nuggets. We've seen studs like Jimmy Butler and Giannis Antetokounmpo post duds while playing through an illness, so Chandler will be very risky in DFS if he suits up. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was originally questionable, but he's now expected to play and should benefit if Chandler sits. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) out Thursday
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is only game of the week for the Pacers, but Stuckey wasn't expected to play and still has no timetable for a return. In his absence, Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles have been logging around 20 minutes each off the bench, but they are hit-or-miss options. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:18 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 24 points in win vs. CLE
    Allen Crabbe was on fire early in a win over the Cavs on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Even off the bench, he was the first player in double-digit scoring. Crabbe has been loving the Moda Center with 30 points in his last game there on Sunday. He's also been way more efficient at home all season, posting a 65.7 true shooting percentage (TS%) at home compared to a 56.2 TS% on the road. Keep that in mind if you're looking to use Crabbe as a punt in DFS. He's more of a 16-team guy in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops 18th triple-double
    Russell Westbrook turned in his 18th triple-double on the season during a 103-95 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with 13 rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies actually defended him well in this game with Westbrook only making 6-of-19 from the field. That's not too surprising after they help him assists-less in their last game -- he was also ejected in the second half. This was also the first time he's had a triple-double against the Grizzlies in a regular season game -- the Grizzlies have 10 as a franchise and Westy has three playoff triple-doubles in his career. Westbrook should have a field day against the Wolves on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • T.J. McConnell sinks game-winner in comeback
    T.J. McConnell sank a game-winner to escape with a 98-97 victory on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: McConnell said that tonight's clutch bucket was the first game-winner he's ever made. He's seized the starting job from Sergio Rodriguez (four assists in 14 minutes), and he's converting heavy minutes into January averages of 9.2 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals. The scoring hasn't been there, at just 8.8 points per game, and he's made only six 3-pointers all season, but he's well worth owning if you need some PG help. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Brandon Jennings logs 24 minutes off bench
    Brandon Jennings shifted to the bench on Wednesday, where he posted nine points, three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Derrick Rose returned to the lineup after a one-game absence, bumping Jennings to his usual, unpredictable bench role. He went 4-of-6 from the field with a 3-pointer, to his credit, but as long as Rose is healthy he's best suited to leagues with 14 or more teams. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Derrick Rose returns, scores 25 pts in defeat
    Derrick Rose (personal) started Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers, finishing a brutal road loss with 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting, four assists, two rebounds, one steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The strange saga of Rose's unexcused absence from Monday's game ended with a "hefty" fine but no suspension, and it clearly didn't distract him from his on-court duties tonight. He played some minutes alongside Brandon Jennings, while Ron Baker picked up a DNP-CD, so for now order has been restored in the Knicks' backcourt. Get Rose back in your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will return to the bench Wed
    Brandon Jennings will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Derrick Rose (personal) has rejoined the team, and he will be back in the starting five tonight, thus queuing the end of Jennings' run with the starting unit. As a reserve, Jennings is only averaging 6.8 points, 5.0 assists, 1.8 turnovers and 1.0 triple per contest on 37.0 percent shooting, so he's not worth owning in most leagues while he's running with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 am
  • Derrick Rose (personal) will start Wednesday
    Jeff Hornacek confirmed that Derrick Rose (personal) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Rose had an unexcused absence on Monday as he abruptly left the team to be with his family, and he was reportedly in such a bad mental state on Monday that he briefly considered stepping away from the game for an extended period to "clear his mind." He will, however, be back in the starting lineup on Wednesday, which will send Brandon Jennings back to the bench. Hopefully Rose can move past whatever issue he was dealing with. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:18 am
  • Report: DMC to sign massive extension w/ SAC
    DeMarcus Cousins reportedly intends to sign a massive extension with the Kings during the offseason.

    Advice: Kings management and Cousins have reportedly tossed around numbers, and the deal could be for as much as $207 million over a five-year period. To be clear, a deal won't be able to come to fruition until after July 1, 2017, and a lot could change between now and then, but the Kings front office has been adamant about their commitment to DMC as a franchise cornerstone ever since Vlade Divac took the reigns as GM. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 w/ four treys
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points and helped the Kings snap a three-game losing streak with a 100-94 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Advice: Boogie hit 8-of-14 shots from the field and 4-of-7 from the line, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, one block, one steal and four triples. He only played 30 minutes because of foul trouble, but he dominated in the fourth quarter. DeMarcus Cousins promised that he will make an R&B album if he's voted into the starting lineup of the All-Star game, so let's make sure that happens. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scorers 19 w/ 10 assists
    Dennis Schroder scored 19 points with 10 assists on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: The PG is doing just fine without Kyle Korver out there to space the floor, as Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince have stepped up. Schroder hit 7-of-14 shots with a couple treys in 30 minutes tonight, adding one rebound and two steals. He's now scored 18+ points in four straight games and the Hawks are rolling with seven straight wins. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Report: Hawks shopping Tim Hardaway Jr.
    The Hawks are reportedly shopping Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. can reportedly be had for just some second-round picks, so Atlanta should be able to strike a deal with someone. The Hawks are reportedly going with the trade route because they don't want to pay Hardaway Jr. as a restricted free agent this offseason, but they also don't want to lose him for nothing. If the Hawks are serious about getting Hardaway Jr. off the books, it would make sense to start showcasing him with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Maurice Ndour sent down for D-League stint
    Maurice Ndour has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

    Advice: The only blurbs we've written about Ndour this season have been regarding his D-League assignments, which tells you about all you need to know of his non-existent fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:29 pm
  • Hornacek says Rose will start on Wednesday
    Jeff Hornacek said that if Derrick Rose is in "the right mental state," then he will start Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Rose abruptly left the team for what is being called a "family issue," but he did not inform anyone on the Knicks staff that he would not be with the team for Monday night's game, and also failed to pickup a phone call because he needed his "space." The Knicks have fined him, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Wednesday night, which will queue Brandon Jennings' return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:41 am
  • Derrick Rose is expected to play Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (personal) has been fined by the team, but has not been suspended and is expected to play Wednesday vs. Philadelphia.

    Advice: The Knicks PR announcement stated that Rose "will be in uniform" on Wednesday, so it's possible coach Jeff Hornacek could still choose not to play him. We will update the situation once we have more info, as we await to hear from Rose and Hornacek following Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:38 am
  • Kings have no plans to rest DeMarcus Cousins
    It appears the Kings have changed course and apparently do not intend to rest DeMarcus Cousins anytime soon.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger seemed to back away from the initial plan to rest DeMarcus Cousins. "Probably not," said Joerger when asked if resting Cousins was in the cards. DMC has played in all 37 games for Sacramento this season and is averaging a career-high 34.6 minutes. However, the Kings have reeled in minutes slightly of late, playing him less than 32 minutes in two of their last three games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • D Rose 'ok' but his future in NY is uncertain
    Knicks officials eventually heard from Derrick Rose on Monday night, but it wasn't until after the team's loss to New Orleans.

    Advice: The Knicks are trying to determine what course of action they should take with Rose now that they have learned he is okay. A suspension seems like a very real possibility at this point. It is being reported that Rose may request a trade or a buyout. This situation is obviously still developing, as we have not yet heard Rose's side of the story. From a fantasy perspective, it makes sense to grab Brandon Jennings, who will start any games that Rose misses. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:10 am
  • Russell Westbrook scores 21 w/ 14 assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 14 assists, nine rebounds, one steal, one triple and three turnovers against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Westbrook's 3-point attempts are way up and he attempted a whopping 49 triples in his last four games, hitting them at a 38.7 percent clip. He was just 1-of-7 from deep tonight, but Thunder coach Billy Donovan doesn't seem to mind. "When he gets a couple in a row, I think you have to let him maybe take a couple more that may look highly contested or difficult, because he can make them." Westbrook will look to get some revenge against Memphis on Wednesday after he was ejected in their previous meeting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio double-doubles in loss
    Cristiano Felicio double-doubled in Monday's loss to the Thunder with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He outplayed Robin Lopez for the second straight game and this was his second double-double of the season, shooting 5-of-6 from the field with one assist and three steals. Felicio did benefit from garbage time tonight, but he's actually been closing some games over Lopez and is certainly trending up. If you need a big in a deeper leagues, Felicio is worth a look with four more games on the schedule in Week 12. Lopez finished with three points, four rebounds and a block in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 20 w/ four triples
    Brandon Jennings started at point guard in Monday's loss to the Pelicans and scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: Derrick Rose didn't even show up to the game and the Knicks still don't even know why. Whatever the case, Jennings looks like a nice add in all formats and played well in the lopsided loss, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals, four 3-pointers and two turnovers in 29 minutes. In five previous starts this season, Jennings has posted averages of 17.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 triples on 43.3 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:37 pm
  • Hornacek won't comment on Rose situation
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek would not reveal after Monday's game vs. the Pelicans if Derrick Rose has contacted the team.

    Advice: "Right now we don’t have information to give you anything," Hornacek said. "That’s just going to have to wait until we hear from Derrick himself." Team officials, Rose's teammates and his close associates don't know why Rose failed to show up to Monday's game, and Brandon Jennings simply said that he hopes Rose is OK. It sounds like we won't know more about this until Tuesday at the earliest, but it makes sense to pick up Jennings in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 pm
  • Knicks have no idea what's going on w/ Rose
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Knicks have no idea what's going on with Derrick Rose.

    Advice: Rose was listed as the starter 90 minutes before tip-off, but failed to show up to the game. Knicks officials tried to get in contact with him all the way up until tip-off, but it's still unclear if they've been able to reach him. According to Woj, team officials, teammates and Rose's close associates don't know what's going on. Rose was reportedly unhappy about being benched in the fourth quarter on Friday vs. the Bucks, but it's not clear if that's the issue here. Hopefully we'll learn more after the game, but this might be the weirdest story of the NBA season so far. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:24 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starting for Rose
    Brandon Jennings is starting in place of Derrick Rose (undisclosed) on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Knicks have not revealed why Rose is away from the team, so Jennings is just a speculative add in deeper leagues for now. We'll have an update after the game. Ron Baker will take over as the backup PG. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:42 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) looks fine in 31 minutes
    Luol Deng (right biceps tendinitis) scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes on Sunday.

    Advice: Deng was on the injury report as 'probable' but there was never any doubt about his status. Deploy him as usual vs. the Blazers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:42 pm
  • Allen Crabbe pours in career-high 30 points
    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 30 points on Sunday, making 12-of-15 shots with a 5-of-5 mark from downtown in a heartbreaking home loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Crabbe added one rebound, one assist and one steal in a season-high 43 minutes off the bench. He's scored double-digit points in six straight games, one shy of his career high, but hasn't offered much fantasy value beyond efficient scoring and 3-pointers. Feel free to deploy him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:33 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (meniscus) close to return
    Reggie Bullock (torn meniscus) didn't play on Sunday, but coach Stan Van Gundy said he's "trending toward being ready."

    Advice: "I think he wants to get in a couple practices," Van Gundy said on Saturday. "Quite honestly, I’d be comfortable putting him in a game right now." Stanley Johnson played 25 minutes on Sunday while Darrun Hilliard picked up a DNP-CD, and Van Gundy seems eager to have an alternative wing player in his second unit. We'll consider Bullock day-to-day going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:25 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins picks up 11th tech vs. GSW
    DeMarcus Cousins struggled with foul trouble on Sunday and played only 29 minutes, scoring 17 points with 10 boards, five assists, two steals, two blocks and seven turnovers.

    Advice: Cousins flipped out after getting his third personal foul and wound up drawing a technical -- his 11 techs trail only Russell Westbrook this season, and he's five away from a mandatory one-game suspension. Other than that, fantasy owners have no grounds for complaint with his elite production in recent week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:52 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out six dimes in win
    T.J. McConnell went 2-of-11 from the field during Sunday's win over the Nets, on his way to four points, eight boards, six assists, two steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McConnell's shot wasn't falling, but he still found a way to make a positive impression on the stat sheet, and over the past four games as a starter he's put in averages of 9.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and just 2.0 turnovers per game. It was encouraging to see him stick in the starting five despite the return of Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) and with Philly winning three of their past four with McConnell at the helm, that trend will likely continue. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:14 pm
  • T.J. McConnell will start on Sunday vs. Nets
    T.J. McConnell will keep his starting job on Sunday vs. the Nets even with Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) returning.

    Advice: More importantly, coach Brett Brown said McConnell "could continue" to get starters minutes moving forward. This move makes a lot of sense because McConnell has looked great in four starts, averaging 11.0 points, 10.5 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples in that span. He looks like a solid flier in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:40 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 22 points vs. DAL
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points with two rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is going to be the main man in the second unit with most of the other bench guys holding low usage rates. Even before this game, he was off to a strong start in 2017 with averages of 18.3 points, 4.3 boards, 1.0 assists and 4.0 treys. He's making a case to be added in standard leagues with a Nick Young-esque kind of upside. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:14 pm
  • Russell Westbrook drops another trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook posted his 17th triple-double of the season during a 121-106 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 32 points with 17 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: When Westbrook is hitting seven treys, it's pretty much a wrap, as his coach knows. "When he's got it going, I want him to heat-check a little bit," coach Billy Donovan said. Westbrook's rebounding numbers have been center-like and he has more of those than assists this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:22 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio plays season-high 25 mins
    Cristiano Felicio scored five points with eight rebounds and two assists in a season-high 25 minutes in Saturday’s overtime win against the Raptors.

    Advice: Although the numbers did not look great, Felicio played well and is a good per-minute player. He is receiving some more playing time as of late, averaging 18.8 minutes per game in his last five games. There is plenty of upside here, but the lack of minutes is capping his ceiling. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:22 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points in loss
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to go bonkers with 19 points with seven minutes left in the second quarter. Chandler is also on the trade block according to ESPN's Marc Stein. He's in a really good spot for his value, so a trade would likely hurt him a bunch. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:05 pm
  • Brandon Jennings gets ejected on Saturday
    Brandon Jennings was ejected with 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was being very physical all night and the refs finally called him out on it. Jennings likely won't be suspended for this infraction and should be ready for Monday against the Pelicans. Jennings finished with 17 points, three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes. He's worth a look if you're desperate for a point guard. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 6:31 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) probable for Sunday
    Luol Deng (biceps) is probable to play against the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: He was terrific on Friday with 19 points and there is no word of a setback, so Deng should be all set for the late game. The Lakers are only three games out of the eighth seed, which is a big reason Deng's minutes haven't dropped. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 1:37 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) ruled out Saturday
    As expected, Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

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

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight and helped the Grizzlies climb back from a 24-point deficit. Allen shot just 5-of-16 from the field, but who cares with a line like this? He was averaging 1.7 steals per game prior to Friday and that's where he gets most of his fantasy value, so anything else he can contribute is icing on the cake. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:57 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins fills it up in a loss
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points during a 106-98 loss to the Clippers on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: His increased assists have been a trend lately, averaging 6.2 per game over his last five. Cousins has been a little down in the scoring over that span, averaging 24.6 points, 7.0 boards, 2.4 steals and 1.8 treys in that span. He's a complete beast. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:34 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) scores 19 points
    Luol Deng (biceps) returned from a one-game absence and scored 19 points in Friday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Performances like this are why the "revenge game" narrative exists. Deng grabbed 14 rebounds with two assists and three triples, and he shot 8-of-12 from the field in 30 minutes against his former team. Deng scored a combined 17 points in his previous four games, so most fantasy owners can leave him on the wire despite the fact that he has played 30 or more minutes in 12 straight games. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:32 pm
  • Brandon Jennings plays five minutes in win
    Brandon Jennings played a season-low five minutes in Friday's win over the Bucks, finishing with one rebound, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Knicks turned to Ron Baker down the stretch, but this was likely a fluke. Jennings has been solid off the bench all season and we'd be surprised if Baker suddenly leapfrogged him in the rotation after one bad game. With that said, Jennings shouldn't be owned in standard leagues right now anyways. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:52 pm
  • T.J. McConnell hands out 17 assists in loss
    T.J. McConnell handed out a career-high 17 assists in a loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding nine points, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was killer in pick-and-roll with both big men and also made 4-of-6 from the field on his shots. McConnell has made a very compelling case to start with how he can get the bigs the rock and how he's a better defender than Sergio Rodriguez (ankle). It's not a bad idea to pick him up and see what happens. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:46 pm
  • Luol Deng (biceps) will start on Friday
    Luol Deng (biceps) will start on Friday vs. Miami.

    Advice: This means his biceps only forced him to miss one game. Deng will be looking for some revenge against his former team tonight and it's worth noting that he averaged 32.4 minutes in the five games before his injury. His return is good news for a Lakers team that might be missing Julius Randle (finger). Brandon Ingram loses value with this report and will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 5:52 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) w/out a timetable
    Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for full practice and still does not yet have a timetable for his return.

    Advice: Stuckey has played a total of six minutes over the Pacers last 11 games. Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles and Glenn Robinson will continue to divvy up minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:48 am
  • Luol Deng (biceps) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (biceps) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Deng missed his first game of the season on Thursday. Brandon Ingram started in his place and scored 11 points in 37 minutes. We will have to wait for an update closer to game time regarding the Deng's status for Friday night. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:52 am
  • Wilson Chandler scores 11 points off bench
    Wilson Chandler scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: The Nuggets elected to go with a bigger frontcourt against the San Antonio tonight, which is why Chandler moved to the bench. Expect him to go back into the starting lineup on Saturday against the Thunder and play his 30+ minutes. He scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in their last meeting. Rotoworld.com Jan 5, 9:21 pm
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