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  • J.J. Redick (leg) out at least 10 days
    J.J. Redick (left leg) will be re-evaluated in 10 days to two weeks.

    Advice: An MRI revealed a bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of his left leg. It's important to note that he's not a lock to return in 10 days to two weeks, but Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Redick is likely going to miss a "short window of time." T.J. McConnell looks like a solid pickup with Philly expected to use more two-PG lineups, while we could see more of Timothe Luwawu and Jerryd Bayless. 17 minutes ago
  • Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica ejected
    Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica were both ejected in the second quarter of Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Both players were chirping at each other for a few minutes, but Afflalo started swinging when the two were competing for a rebound. Afflalo is likely looking at a suspension, but he shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues anyways. While he's out, Wes Iwundu and Mario Hezonja could pick up some extra minutes. 38 minutes ago
  • Woj: J.J. Redick's leg injury 'isn't serious'
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, J.J. Redick’s left leg injury "isn’t serious" and he will "likely miss only a short window of time."

    Advice: While this is good news, we still don't have a real timetable yet. His fantasy owners should sit tight as we should get an update from Philly on Wednesday morning. While Redick is out, we could see more of T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu. Today, 4:17 pm
  • Trevor Ariza was 'most aggressive' on Monday
    Trevor Ariza was reportedly the "most aggressive" member of the Rockets team during Monday's locker room incident with the Clippers.

    Advice: According to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski, Ariza was very determined to get into the Clippers' locker room, whereas James Harden and Chris Paul were reportedly trying to calm down the situation. A suspension will likely follow for at least one of these guys following Monday's madness, and this report from Woj indicates that Ariza could be the fall man. Today, 4:01 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha set to undergo knee surgery
    Thabo Sefolosha is scheduled to undergo season-ending knee surgery on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have a firm timetable once he goes under the knife, but he's done for the year regardless. It looks like Jonas Jerebko will be Utah's starting four-man until Rudy Gobert (knee) get back to the court, and Royce O'Neale could be looking at minutes in the 20s. Neither of those guys offers much fantasy value at all, though. Today, 3:40 pm
  • Troy Williams (knee) questionable Thursday
    Troy Williams (knee) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He's a non-factor in the rotation so his playing status is irrelevant. Today, 3:35 pm
  • James Harden (hamstring) questionable vs. MIN
    James Harden (hamstring) has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni said on Sunday that there was a chance Harden could make it back to the court for Thursday's game, although Monday's reported incident between the Clippers and the Rockets could complicate things. We're sure to get a few more updates on Harden leading up to Thursday's tip, but if he is able to get back out there, Eric Gordon would return to the bench and Gerald Green's value would take a hit. Stay tuned. Today, 3:33 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (quad) not on the injury report
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Leonard also wasn't on the injury report on Monday but ended up being a late scratch, which was apparently due to his "return from injury management" program. He'll have had three full days off going into Wednesday's game, so he should be able to get out there barring a setback. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Today, 2:47 pm
  • Belinelli, Dedmon, Prince, Muscala probable
    Marco Belinelli (ankle), Dewayne Dedmon (leg), Taurean Prince (finger) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are probable to play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: None of these guys are in any danger of sitting out Wednesday's game. Maybe in another few weeks the Hawks will stop listing them as probable. Today, 2:21 pm
  • No MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson (ankle)
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) will not be required to undergo an MRI, but he is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Johnson could miss a few games, but the fact that he's avoiding an MRI suggests he's not dealing with anything too serious. We should get official confirmation on his status following Wednesday's shootaround, and if he's out, Wayne Ellington could see heavy minutes as a starter. Stay tuned. Today, 1:43 pm
  • Josh Jackson (groin) will start on Tuesday
    Updating a previous report, Josh Jackson (groin) will start Tuesday in Portland.

    Advice: Jackson played well in his previous start sans Warren, scoring a career-high 21 points to go with six boards, three dimes and two triples in 30 minutes of floor time, so he's someone to consider in DFS with what should be a favorable and uptempo matchup with the Trail Blazers.Daily Slant: With all inactive/non-rotation members off the floor - including Warren and Chriss, who were both ruled out today - Jackson is averaging 0.93 fantasy points per minute with a very solid 28.2% usage rate, making him an attractive target in all DFS formats. Dragan Bender also appears to be locked into at least 28-30 minutes of court time, making him a viable bounce back candidate. Today, 1:27 pm
  • Josh Jackson (groin) available to play
    Josh Jackson (groin) will be available to play Tuesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: T.J. Warren (back) is out, so Jackson should be looking at another start tonight, and he's someone to think about in daily leagues. In his past four appearances, Jackson has produced averages of 16.3 points, 2.0 triples, 7.0 boards, 3.3 dimes and 1.7 turnovers per contest on 41.9% shooting. Today, 12:47 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Ingram was able to practice in full on Tuesday and said he expects to be back on the court on Wednesday night, and head coach Luke Walton echoed a similar sentiment, so he feels a bit closer to probable. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Today, 12:30 pm
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Lonzo Ball (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Ball wasn't able to practice on Tuesday and head coach Luke Walton said he didn't expect Ball to be able to get out there on Wednesday night, so the doubtful tag confirms the obvious. Tyler Ennis figures to earn another start on Wednesday if Ball sits, and there will be more minutes available for guys like Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson. Today, 12:28 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Wednesday vs. SAS
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Russell did not practice on Tuesday, but he'll be active at Wednesday morning's shootaround. He recently went through a 5-on-5 scrimmage with Brooklyn's G-League affiliate, so he has to be close. His next opportunity to get out there will be Friday against Miami. Allen Crabbe could head back to the second unit once Russell gets back to the court, and Caris LeVert's value could take a hit. Today, 11:44 am
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) plans to play Wed
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) was able to practice with the team on Tuesday and said he was "confident" he would be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Ingram, who was held out of Monday's loss to Memphis, did admit he was "a little sore," but was able to sprint and cut on his ankle in Tuesday's practice. The Lakers will determine Ingram's status for Wednesday's game based upon how the ankle responds to Tuesday's activity, but it's worth noting that head coach Luke Walton also said he expects Ingram to play. If he is able to get back out there, Josh Hart would get bumped back to the bench. Today, 10:45 am
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) unable to practice Tuesday
    Lonzo Ball (sprained left knee) was unable to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: The MRI on Ball's knee came back clean and ruled out any structural damage; however, he was unable to play Monday vs. Memphis. Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Ball to play on Wednesday against OKC, and owners can expect official confirmation following Wednesday morning's shootaorund. If he's out, Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson will continue to see extended minutes. Today, 10:39 am
  • Luke Kennard (thumb) questionable Wednesday
    Luke Kennard (left thumb) did not practice on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: This is the first time Kennard has popped up on the injury report due to a thumb issue. In fact, he has yet to miss a game due to injury this season and has played over 22 minutes in each of the Pistons last two contests. Avery Bradley (groin) and Stanley Johnson (hip) are also listed as questionable, which could leave the Pistons with little depth on Wednesday. We should have an update on the status of all three players after Wednesday morning's shootaround. Today, 10:30 am
  • Avery Bradley (groin) questionable Wednesday
    Avery Bradley (groin) did not practice on Tuesday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: This is concerning news, as Bradley was sidelined for seven straight games from mid-December through early January due to a right groin strain. Hopefully, this is more of a maintenance day off for Bradley, as opposed to a re-aggravation. We'll have to wait for a clear update from coach Stan Van Gundy before jumping to conclusions. Luke Kennard (thumb) and Stanley Johnson (hip) are also questionable for Wednesday, which means Detroit may be shorthanded at SG and on the wing. Today, 10:28 am
  • Fred VanVleet (knee) considered day-to-day
    Fred VanVleet does not have any structural damage in his injured knee and is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: VanVleet injured his right knee on a layup attempt in Monday's game vs. the Sixers. He limped off the floor and was unable to return to the contest. Fortunately, VanVleet said he was feeling better on Tuesday. We'll still consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Detroit. If VanVleet is unable to play, Delon Wright would soak up additional minutes off the Raptors bench. Today, 10:20 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Wed
    Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence last Wednesday but reaggravated his hip injury in that contest and was forced to sit out Monday's game vs. Charlotte. Reggie Bullock has played well in Johnson's absence, and the Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, so it is unlikely Johnson will be able to earn enough playing time to make a fantasy impact even when he is fully healthy. Today, 9:03 am
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    The Heat will likely be without Tyler Johnson (ankle) "for at least the short term," according to Heat reporter Tom D'Angelo.

    Advice: It was initially feared the Johnson had sustained a serious injury when he fell to the ground clutching his knee on Monday. However, Johnson is dealing with a sprained ankle. Coach Erik Spoelstra said everybody, including Johnson, was "relieved" when hearing the initial diagnoses. We should have a further update by Tuesday afternoon. If Johnson is unable to play Wednesday, Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington would see an uptick in playing time. Today, 8:56 am
  • Josh Jackson (groin) questionable Tuesday
    Josh Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Jackson was listed as questionable for Sunday's contest as well, but ended up starting in place of T.J. Warren (back) and scored a career-high 21 points, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes. Over the Suns last four games, Jackson is averaging 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.8 treys, while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from downtown. Today, 7:21 am
  • Danuel House (illness) ruled out Tuesday
    Danuel House (illness) is not traveling with the team and has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Minimal fantasy impact to note here, as House is not a part of the Suns regular rotation. He has appeared in just 11 games all season. Today, 6:15 am
  • Alex Caruso was signed by LAK on Monday January 15. Today, 1:30 am
  • Marco Belinelli returned to action on Monday January 15. Today, 1:30 am
  • Tyrone Wallace posts 12 points in start
    Tyrone Wallace posted 12 points on a very efficient 5-of-7 shooting across 33 minutes Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Wallace was making another start with C.J. Williams (ankle) on the shelf, and he was able to chip in with three steals, two assists, two rebounds and a blocked shot in addition to 1-of-2 shooting from behind the arc. He has some short-term fantasy appeal as long as Austin Rivers (heel), Danilo Gallinari (glute) and Williams are on the shelf. He is also not a bad low-cost DFS option while starting. However, as the Clips get healthier his fantasy window of usefulness will start closing. Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Wes Johnson posts double-double off bench
    Wes Johnson was good for 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots over 31 minutes in Monday's victory against the Rockets.

    Advice: Johnson and Montrezl Harrell did a good job stepping up with DeAndre Jordan (ankle) sidelined, as they combined for six swats and were a Jordan-like 4-of-6 combined from the free-throw line. Johnson is averaging 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 blocked shots and 1.0 steals over his past three outings, but he'll be back to having minimal fantasy appeal in standard formats once Jordan can make his way back. Yesterday, 11:31 pm
  • Lou Williams drops 31 points in Monday's win
    Lou Williams finished with a game-high 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting in Monday's 113-102 victory against the Rockets.

    Advice: Williams hit 4-of-8 from behind the 3-point line while chipping in with six rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots over 40 minutes. He is having a ridiculous January, averaging 31.5 points, 5.9 assists and 2.0 rebounds across eight outings. His hot streak has come with Austin Rivers (heel) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) looking on as spectators. He might see a bit of a hit to his fantasy value once those players can return, but he'll remain a must-start fantasy option. Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • Gerald Green involved in altercation
    Gerald Green joined Trevor Ariza and James Harden in a post-game altercation Monday, as the trio tried to force their way into the locker room of the Clippers looking to confront Austin Rivers.

    Advice: During the game, Green finished with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals while blocking a shot. He went 4-of-14 from the field while ending up 1-of-8 from behind the 3-point line. It's uncertain if he will face any sort of a fine or disciplinary action from the league for his part in the donnybrook, but we'll keep an eye on it and pass any breaking news along. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • James Harden involved in post-game fracas
    James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green reportedly pushed into the Clippers' locker room on Monday night looking to confront Austin Rivers, but security intervened before anything physical took place.

    Advice: It's uncertain if players will face fines or suspensions from the league as a result of the altercation, but we'll keep an eye on it closely. Head coach Mike D'Antoni said Harden could return from his hamstring injury Thursday or Saturday, but any kind of penalty from the league could delay his return. Stay tuned. The teams meet again Feb. 28. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Eric Gordon bags three triples in L.A.
    Eric Gordon finished with 19 points over 34 minutes in Monday's 113-102 road loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Gordon also chipped in with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers while going 7-of-21 overall from the floor. He was able to extend his streak with two or more 3-pointers to 14 games dating back to Dec. 16, and he has at least one three in 26 straight contests dating back to Nov. 14. He'll continue to be one of the primary scoring options in H-Town while James Harden (hamstring) is on the shelf. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Trevor Ariza rains in four treys in road loss
    Trevor Ariza ended up with 17 points, five rebounds, three steals and three turnovers in 34 minutes before being ejected on Monday.

    Advice: After the game Ariza, James Harden and Gerald Green pushed into the L.A. locker room to confront Austin Rivers, and they were escorted out by security before anything got physical. He has banged home four 3-pointers in three of his past four outings to make his fantasy owners happy, and he has picked up at least two steals in each of his past three contests. Ariza continues to be a valuable contributor in category-based leagues, with slightly lesser value in points-based formats. It's uncertain if any discipline is forthcoming after the dust-up after the game. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 19 in return to Los Angeles
    Chris Paul finished with 19 points, seven assists, rebounds and a blocked shot over 35 minutes in Monday's game against the Clippers, his first game against his former team.

    Advice: CP3 was given a hearty ovation from the home crowd before the game, and then the Clips spoiled the homecoming with a 113-102 victory. He finished 8-of-17 from the field, including 3-of-10 from behind the 3-point line, while turning it over just once. He has picked up the pace with James Harden (hamstring) on the mend, posting at least six or more rebounds and six or more assists in each of his seven games in January while averaging 24.8 points per game over the past six contests. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Update: No MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson
    Updating a previous report, there is currently no MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson (ankle).

    Advice: The Heat want to wait and see how he feels tomorrow morning before going through with the MRI, but the fact that they're even waiting to make that decision is a very positive sign. While he grabbed at his knee after the injury, after being examined in the locker room they determined he's dealing with a sprained left ankle, so it seems like he's avoided a serious injury. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Yesterday, 3:46 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard says he was rested on Monday
    Kawhi Leonard said the reason he didn't play on Monday was due to the Spurs' "return from injury management" program, and not due to a flare-up with the quad issue.

    Advice: The Spurs have been extremely cautious with Leonard this season, not allowing him to play unless he's had two full days off in between games, and that's apparently the reason why he sat out Monday's game (he logged 28 minutes on Saturday). Hopefully, this means we can expect to see him back on the court on Wednesday in Brooklyn, and owners can expect to get another update by Wednesday morning's shootaround at the latest. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (ankle) headed for an MRI
    Tyler Johnson (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: Johnson was grabbing at his knee after the hard fall on Monday and needed to be carted off the court, but the Heat are simply calling this an ankle sprain, and we should get official confirmation on that diagnosis once the MRI results are made public. Miami plays in Milwaukee on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Johnson doubtful for that one. If he's out, Wayne Ellington could move into the starting group with Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson logging heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • Tyler Johnson diagnosed with sprained ankle
    Tyler Johnson has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and X-rays were negative.

    Advice: Johnson won't return to Monday's game but this is very encouraging considering how bad it looked initially -- he was in agony after an awkward landing and needed to be wheeled off the court. He immediately grabbed his knee after the injury and could get an MRI in the coming days, so we're not ready to say he's out of the woods quite yet. If he misses time, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be leaned on very heavily, and Wayne Ellington could get more minutes. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 2:28 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) ruled out vs Grizzlies
    Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: His absence should yield more playing time for Kyle Kuzma, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes with Ingram leaving early on Saturday. Corey Brewer should also step up in the rotation, and the Lakers will need a team-wide effort with Lonzo Ball (knee) also unavailable tonight. Yesterday, 2:12 pm
  • Tyler Johnson leaves w/ left leg/knee injury
    Tyler Johnson exited Monday's game with a left leg/knee injury.

    Advice: He came down awkwardly after a drive to the hoop, immediately clutched his left knee, and was eventually wheeled into the locker room. We're hoping it wasn't as bad as it looked, but Johnson could be looking at extended absence -- it shouldn't take long before Miami runs tests. With Dion Waiters (ankle) out of the picture, Miami can ill-afford to lose Johnson -- if he misses time, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson will be leaned on very heavily, and Wayne Ellington could get more minutes. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 1:58 pm
  • Lonzo Ball (sprained knee) won't play Monday
    Lonzo Ball (sprained left knee) will not play vs. Memphis on Monday.

    Advice: L.A. is erring on the side of caution, predictably, but it doesn't sound serious and an MRI has already ruled out structural damage. His absence opens up the backcourt for Tyler Ennis, Josh Hart and Jordan Clarkson, and maybe we'll even see Gary Payton II in the rotation tonight. Owners should consider Ball questionable for Wednesday's game in OKC. Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram a true game-time decision
    Brandon Ingram is a true game-time decision for Monday in Memphis due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He'll try to warm up and see if he can go and it sounds like this one could go either way. We'll know one way or another prior to the 5:30 p.m. tipoff. Yesterday, 1:17 pm
  • J.J. Redick suffers leg contusion in loss
    J.J. Redick went down with a left leg contusion on Monday and did not return, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Redick suffered the leg injury with just four minutes left in the fourth and the 76ers sitting on a comfortable lead, so that could have played into him not getting back out there. The injury didn't look too bad, and the 76ers are off until Thursday, so he might not need to spend any additional time on the sidelines. Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Lonzo Ball (knee) unlikely for Monday
    Luke Walton said it's very unlikely that Lonzo Ball will play through his left knee sprain on Monday.

    Advice: While he hasn't been ruled out, you shouldn't plan on seeing him in action today, as it sounds like there's almost now way he'll play. Josh Hart is probably the best bet for success in Ball's absence, while it should also help Jordan Clarkson and make Tyler Ennis relevant today. Ball should be considered day-to-day until further notice. Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • J.J. Redick (ankle) headed to the locker room
    J.J. Redick suffered an apparent left ankle injury and went straight back to the locker room.

    Advice: Redick dragged his pivot foot and appeared to tweak his left ankle, and immediately limped his way back to the locker room. We should have another update soon, but with just four minutes left in the game, he could be done for the day. Yesterday, 12:29 pm
  • Fred VanVleet suffers right knee injury
    Fred VanVleet has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion and he will not return to Monday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: VanVleet hurt his knee coming down off a layup attempt, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting a fairly obvious limp. He'll end his evening with eight points, two rebounds and one turnover in 16 minutes, and for now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons. Yesterday, 12:11 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (quad) out Monday vs. ATL
    Kawhi Leonard (quad) will not play Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This is the same quad issue that delayed Leonard's start to the season, and it's extremely concerning that it's become an issue again with how careful the Spurs have been with him (he's played in just nine games this season). The Spurs take on the Nets in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and for now, we'll be considering Leonard questionable for that one. With him unavailable tonight, Kyle Anderson will draw the start with LaMarcus Aldridge doing the heavy lifting on offense. Yesterday, 11:32 am
  • Troy Williams (knee) cleared to play Monday
    Troy Williams (knee) has been cleared to play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Williams wasn't a part of the rotation prior to going down, so while he'll be available tonight, there are no guarantees he'll actually get out there. Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Kawhi 'bothered' by quad, 50/50 to play
    Kawhi Leonard is "bothered" by his quad injury and is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He just can't catch a break and neither can his fantasy owners. His shoulder seemed fine in Saturday's game, but this quad injury has been an issue since the offseason. Don't be surprised if the Spurs hold him out in what should be an easy win. If he sits, Kyle Anderson and Davis Bertans will step up with LaMarcus Aldridge carrying the offense. Yesterday, 10:53 am
  • Marco Belinelli (left ankle) is available
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is available on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: His playing time has been on the decline, as he averaged 17.6 minutes in his previous four games. He's also on the trade block with the Hawks looking for a second-round pick in return. He's a low-end asset that is only worth owning in deeper formats. Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • D'Angelo Russell goes through 5-on-5
    D'Angelo Russell was able to go through a 5-on-5 scrimmage at Monday's practice in the G-League.

    Advice: This was his first 5-on-5 scrimmage since the injury, confirming that Russell should be back any day now. Coach Kenny Atkinson said he would like to see Russell practice with the Nets before returning, so if he practices on Thursday then we could see him make his return on Friday vs. the Heat. Yesterday, 10:32 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) ruled out Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his hip when he returned from a five-game absence, so the Pistons will sit him until he's back to 100 percent. Reggie Bullock will see a bump in value and could be a nice source of triples and steals with the Pistons playing four times this week. Yesterday, 7:56 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) assigned to G-League
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been assigned to the G-League.

    Advice: He'll practice in the G-League while the Nets take on the Knicks, but he'll be recalled right after. This is part of his rehab and maybe he'll go through some 5-on-5 for the first time. He's set to return any day now and should be owned everywhere. Yesterday, 7:37 am
  • Josh Jackson notches career-high 21 points
    Josh Jackson started in place of T.J. Warren (back) on Sunday, scoring a career-high 21 points on 7-of-16 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jackson went from being questionable due to hip and groin injuries, to starting for the 15th time in his NBA career. He had a few sloppy turnovers but was otherwise a bright spot for Phoenix in this blowout home loss. Warren should be day-to-day, so this doesn't do much for Jackson's immediate value heading into a two-game week, but it's a nice reminder of his long-term upside. Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • Lonzo Ball's MRI reveals 'minor' knee sprain
    Lonzo Ball's MRI revealed a minor left knee sprain and he's questionable to play vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: Ball woke up with soreness after logging 43 minutes on Saturday, but the MRI was a simple precaution and the test results were encouraging. The Lakers could play it safe, though, so there's a chance Tyler Ennis and Josh Hart will assume more minutes if Ball sits out Monday's game. Gary Payton II, who was just added on a two-way contract, could also crack the rotation. Sunday, 5:44 pm
  • Josh Jackson starting for T.J. Warren (back)
    Josh Jackson will start Sunday's game in place of T.J. Warren (sore lower back).

    Advice: Jackson came in with his own hip and groin ailments, but he practiced on Saturday and should be playing without any limitations. The absence of Marquese Chriss (hip) leaves Phoenix very shallow at the forward spots, so we're expecting a heavy workload for Jackson tonight. Sunday, 4:00 pm
  • Brandon Ingram (ankle) questionable Monday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday in Memphis.

    Advice: We'll have a better idea on Ingram's status following Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to watch from the sidelines on MLK Day, there would be more minutes available for Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. Josh Hart started the second half on Saturday when Ingram went down, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get the start if Ingram sits. Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Josh Jackson (hip, groin) available to play
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Jackson was a full participant in Saturday's practice and considering he only missed one game, he shouldn't be dealing with any sort of minutes limit tonight. He could be looking at playing time in the mid-20s with Marquese Chriss (hip) unavailable, and it'll be interesting to see if he affects Dragan Bender's minutes. Jackson has been up-and-down this season, so he's not the best fantasy target with a tough matchup against Indiana. Sunday, 3:29 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard not on the injury report Monday
    Kawhi Leonard is not being listed on the injury report for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leonard looked fine in his return to action on Saturday, and if he's able to play Monday, it'll be the first time this season he will have played in a game without having two nights off. Based on the current injury report, Rudy Gay (heel) will be the only Spur to hit the sidelines on MLK Day. Sunday, 1:32 pm
  • Lonzo Ball headed for precautionary MRI
    Lonzo Ball woke up with a sore left knee on Sunday and is scheduled for a precautionary MRI.

    Advice: We'll be awaiting those MRI results, but he's probably just a bit sore after logging 43 minutes on Saturday, so we wouldn't worry much. We should have another update by Monday morning at the latest, but if this does end up being something that forces him to the sidelines, Tyler Ennis would have an opportunity to start and there would be more minutes available for Josh Hart. Sunday, 1:23 pm
  • Tyler Johnson scores 14 points with three 3s
    Tyler Johnson scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He’s been a mid-round guy ever since Dion Waiters (ankle) hit the sidelines, pumping out averages of 16.0 points, 2.3 assists, 1.8 triples, 1.1 steals and just 0.8 turnovers per contest on 45.4% shooting from the field and 88.9% from the stripe. There really isn’t anyone on the roster to challenge him for minutes with Waiters done for the year, so he should be able to sustain his mid-round evaluation. Sunday, 12:34 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Monday vs. NYK
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Monday vs. the Knicks, according to multiple sources of Nets Daily.

    Advice: Russell still hasn't been able to go through any 5-on-5 work, although he did recently go through some 3-on-3 drills and looked good according to head coach Kenny Atkinson. The Nets will practice again on Tuesday, and if Russell is able to go through 5-on-5, full-contact work, there's a chance he could make it back out there for Wednesday's game against the Spurs. He's close enough that he needs to be stashed in all leagues. Sunday, 12:12 pm
  • James Harden could play Thursday or Saturday
    Mike D'Antoni said that James Harden (hamstring) could return to the court for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves or Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: It sounds like Harden will sit out Monday's game against the Clippers, but there's a good chance he'll be getting back out there next week, which could queue the end of Gerald Green's run as a fantasy relevant asset. Eric Gordon will return to the bench once Harden is able to get back out there, and Chris Paul's usage and assist rate will take a slight hit. Sunday, 12:03 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha still going over his options
    While season-ending knee surgery is still on the table for Thabo Sefolosha, he and his camp are reportedly still going over his options to correct the right MCL injury.

    Advice: Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reported on Saturday that Sefolosha is expected to undergo season-ending knee surgery, but it sounds like Sefolosha is trying to avoid going under the knife. Surgery still seems like the most likely scenario, and with just late-round value on the year, there's not much reason to hang onto Thabo. Sunday, 11:12 am
  • Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is probable
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He missed his first game of the season on Friday vs. the Nets, but the injury was minor and he's had a couple days off to rest. He averaged 17.6 minutes over Atlanta's last four games, so he's safe to leave on the wire. Sunday, 10:30 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence back on Wednesday, but he felt tightness in his hip after just 20 minutes. He's not a big part of the rotation and wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so the Pistons may play it safe and hold him out, especially with the trade deadline coming up. Reggie Bullock should have some low-end value this week for his 3-pointers and steals. Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Popovich says Leonard surprised him
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he was surprised that Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) was in such great shape on Saturday.

    Advice: "He's looking confident in his body," Popovich said. "He wasn't winded tonight, which surprised me. He's coming along well." Leonard has played in consecutive games only once and has not played on less than two days' rest, but he said he "needs to string some games together" and that he's remaining patient as he works his way back to 100 percent. Sunday, 6:37 am
  • Avery Bradley heats up w/ 26 points, six 3s
    Avery Bradley's shot finally started falling on Saturday, as he went 10-of-19 from the field for 26 points, with a 6-of-10 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Bradley added three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Bulls tonight. Fantasy owners probably did a double-take when looking at the boxscore tonight, as this is the sixth time all season AB has made more than half of his shots. He's starting to warm up after missing a chunk of time with a groin injury, so hopefully owners' patience will continue to pay off. Saturday, 8:46 pm
  • Fred VanVleet solid in 21 mins off TOR bench
    Fred VanVleet was solid in 21 minutes off the bench on Saturday with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers and one steal.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry was out again with a bruised tailbone but he's day-to-day and could return as soon as Monday vs. the 76ers. VanVleet was instrumental in the Raptors' second-half run tonight, and this comes on the heels of Thursday's 22-point outburst, so maybe he'll earn more minutes regardless. Most owners should take a wait-and-see approach. Saturday, 8:19 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard continues to roll up steals
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) went for a team-high 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and a blocked shot over 28 minutes Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Leonard was aggressive on the offensive end, getting to the free-throw line a season-high 11 times, converting nine attempts. He was not tentative in his return to action, and he picked up four steals, too. He has four or more thefts in four straight games, the longest stretch of his career. He was limited to 28 minutes, but that was more the result of the lopsided nature of the score and not due to any type of setback with his shoulder. Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard, Green, Parker start Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder), Danny Green (groin) and Tony Parker (ankle) are all listed as starters vs. Denver on Saturday.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich said that he expected all three veterans to return tonight, and this confirms that they're ready to go. The result is that Kyle Anderson, Bryn Forbes and Dejounte Murray are back in their typical bench roles, which should result in severely cut playing time. Anderson is still worth holding, though, at least while Rudy Gay (heel) is on the shelf. Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 13 points with 3 treys
    Wes Johnson scored 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting Saturday, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one steal, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: This was the second solid outing in a row for Johnson, but these games do come with a bit of an asterisk as both were against Sacramento's porous defense. Sam Dekker also had a nice game with 13 points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes, but with how inconsistent these guys have been this season, we'll need to see a repeat before getting behind adding either of them. Saturday, 5:03 pm
  • Tyrone Wallace scores 12 points in 32 minutes
    Tyrone Wallace got another start on Saturday sans C.J. Williams (ankle), finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It's a very positive sign that Wallace has been able to log significant minutes with Milos Teodosic getting back to the court, and he's played very well since entering the rotation five games ago with averages of 13.2 points, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.2 turnovers per game on 48.9% shooting from the field and 79.2% from the line. He'll likely fall off once Austin Rivers (heel) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) get back to the court, but neither of those guys are close, and Wallace has played well enough to warrant a roster spot in most leagues. Saturday, 4:56 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 26 points with four treys
    Lou Williams kept the good times rolling during Saturday's easy win over Sacramento, scoring 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe.

    Advice: Sweet Lou again led the Clippers in scoring as he paved the way to victory, adding four triples, one rebound, two assists, four steals and two turnovers in 35 minutes of action. Williams isn't likely to be traded this season, but it's worth pointing out that this torrid streak has come with Austin Rivers (heel) and Danilo Gallinari (glute) watching from the sidelines, so owners may want to consider selling high as his value could dip once those guys return to the court. Saturday, 4:38 pm
  • X-rays come back clean on Ingram's ankle
    X-rays came back clean on Brandon Ingram's sprained left ankle, and the Lakers are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Ingram said he wasn't really able to push off his left ankle when he tried to play through the injury, but he'll try and run on it on Sunday and see how he feels. He wants to play on Monday in Memphis but said it will depend on how he feels, so he could be trending towards a game-time decision. Owners can expect to get another update on Sunday, but if he's out on MLK day, more minutes would fall to Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle, while Josh Hart could earn a start. Saturday, 4:04 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green expected to play
    Gregg Popovich expects both Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Danny Green (groin) to play on Saturday night.

    Advice: They were questionable with their injuries, but it sounds like both players should be good to go. Leonard, who missed his previous three games, should be put into lineups, while Green is a shaky play if you have other options. Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) out Saturday vs. CHI
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson just got back from a five-game absence, but he felt tightness in his hip flexor after logging 20 minutes on Wednesday, which will again force him to the sidelines tonight. Stan Van Gundy said that he's not dealing with any structural damage, but he's having "mobility issues." For now, we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets, and with him unavailable tonight, there will be more minutes for Reggie Bullock. Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Saturday vs. WAS
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Russell has been going through full-contact practices with Brooklyn's G-League affiliate, which suggests he's on the cusp of a return, so while he won't be taking the court tonight, he needs to be owned everywhere. He's next opportunity to play will come on Monday at home against the Knicks. Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • Lonzo Ball hands out seven dimes in 43 mins
    Lonzo Ball scored nine points on 4-of-13 shooting Saturday, to go with seven rebounds, seven assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 43 minutes.

    Advice: As an added bonus for 9-cat owners Ball didn't commit a single turnover in the overtime win, and while he struggled with his own shot, he still found a way to be effective for the Lakers. Ball has been ballin' over the past eight, flirting with top-30 value behind averages of 14.1 points, 6.8 assists, 2.9 triples, 0.8 steals, 2.5 turnovers and a team-high 7.9 rebounds per contest on 43.3% shooting. Saturday, 2:01 pm
  • Sefolosha (knee surgery) done for the year
    Thabo Sefolosha is expected to undergo season-ending knee surgery on his right MCL, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: Sefolosha suffered the injury during Friday's loss to the Hornets, and unfortunately, his season is over. Jonas Jerebko will likely be the Jazz's starting four-man until Rudy Gobert (knee) can get back to the court, and Sefolosha's absence should also open up some minutes for Joe Johnson. However, neither Johnson nor Jerebko offers enough upside to warrant a pick up in most 12-team leagues. Sefolosha's timetable is expected to be set at six months, so he should be cut everywhere. Saturday, 1:54 pm
  • Josh Jackson, Canaan practice on Saturday
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) and Isaiah Canaan (groin) practiced on Saturday.

    Advice: These guys getting through Saturday's practice is an encouraging sign regarding their status for Sunday's game against the Pacers, and we should have another update following Sunday morning's shootaround. If they are able to get back out there tomorrow, Tyler Ulis and Danuel House Jr.'s minutes would take a hit. Stay tuned. Saturday, 1:03 pm
  • Ingram (ankle) will not return Saturday
    Brandon Ingram (mild left ankle sprain) will not return to Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Ingram tweaked his ankle during the first quarter and tried to play through it after getting his ankle re-taped in the locker room, but after a second trip to the locker room the Lakers ruled him out for the remainder of the game. He'll end his evening with four points, six boards, five dimes in 14 minutes, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game in Memphis. His absence would translate to more minutes for Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance and Julius Randle. Stay tuned. Saturday, 11:43 am
  • Gerald Green has ugly shooting performance
    Gerald Green finished with 12 points over 34 minutes in Friday's 112-95 road victory against the Suns.

    Advice: Green's point total wasn't bad, but he was just 3-of-14 from the field, including 1-of-9 from behind the 3-point line. He helped himself with a 5-of-5 night at the free-throw stripe. He'll continue to have some fantasy appeal with added minutes until James Harden (hamstring) is healthy enough to make his way back. Friday, 11:03 pm
  • Eric Gordon has disastrous shooting night
    Eric Gordon ended up shooting 5-of-19 from the field, including 2-of-12 from behind the 3-point line, finishing with 14 points over 29 minutes Friday in Phoenix.

    Advice: It was Gordon's worst shooting night since a 2-of-12 night in Utah back on Dec. 7. He was still able to extend his streak with two or more 3-pointers to 13 straight outings, and he has at least one triple in 25 straight outings dating back to Nov. 14. He'll continue jacking up shots and will be a secondary or tertiary scoring option behind Chris Paul until James Harden (hamstring) is able to return to the lineup. Friday, 11:01 pm
  • Chris Paul leads team to road victory
    Chris Paul went for 25 points with eight rebounds, six assists andtwo blocked shots over 27 minutes in Friday's 112-95 win at Phoenix.

    Advice: CP3 hit 9-of-18 from the field, including 2-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. He has stepped up his game with James Harden (hamstring) on the mend, averaging 28.7 points, 8.7 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocked shots per game over the past three outings. He is also working on a 19-game streak with at least one 3-pointer dating back to Nov. 25. Friday, 10:53 pm
  • Josh Jackson (hip) ruled out Friday
    Josh Jackson (hip, groin) will not play on Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: The Suns have no reason to deploy Jackson at less than 100 percent, but his next chance to play will be on Sunday vs. the Pacers. T.J. Warren will have a heavy workload tonight and the Suns will use a committee approach to soak up the rest of Jackson's minutes. Based on coach Jay Triano's comments, we'll see a lot of small-ball lineups. Friday, 5:54 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) won't return Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain and will not return to Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Sefolosha was doing some work on the sidelines when the Jazz ruled him out, so hopefully he's just day-to-day. Joe Johnson could pick up some minutes if Sefolosha misses time, while Jonas Jerebko would also be a candidate depending on the matchup. Sefolosha finished with seven points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple. Friday, 5:46 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard is questionable for Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The Spurs haven't been transparent at all, so we don't have much to work with. Check back for another update after Saturday's morning shootaround. If he can't play, Kyle Anderson will continue to hold down the fort at SF with LaMarcus Aldridge carrying the offense. Friday, 3:37 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha, Favors will start on Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha and Derrick Favors (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: With both these guys in the starting five, the corresponding move will likely be Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh returning to the bench, and both those guys will lose a lot of value with the demotion to the second unit. Sefolosha has played well as a starter this season with averages of 10.6 points, 8.0 boards, 1.2 assists and 3.0 steals per contest, so he could be someone to think about as a streamer in deep leagues. Friday, 3:06 pm
  • Troy Williams (knee) out Friday vs. Phoenix
    Troy Williams (knee) will not play Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He's a non-factor in the rotation, so there's no fantasy spin to this report. Friday, 11:20 am
  • Josh Jackson (groin) doubtful for Friday
    Josh Jackson (groin) said he doesn't think he'll be able to take the court for Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Jackson's injury was initially reported as a hip issue, but apparently, he's dealing with a groin injury, which is something that can be tricky to recover from as there's a high risk of suffering a setback if brought back too soon. It sounds like he'll be joining Marquese Chriss (hip) on the sidelines tonight, which will translate to more minutes for Jared Dudley and perhaps Daniel House will be able to get into the rotation. Friday, 11:13 am
  • Marco Belinelli (ankle) ruled out Friday
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be the first game Belinelli has missed all season, as he had played in each of the Hawks first 41 contests. Tyler Dorsey and Malcolm Delaney figure to soak up most of the excess minutes created by Belinelli's absence. Belinelli was averaging 17.6 minutes over Atlanta's last four games. Friday, 9:53 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Sat
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) did not practice on Friday and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday but was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action. In addition, it appears he re-aggravated his hip injury. The Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, making it difficult for Johnson to secure consistent playing time even when fully healthy. He should be left on waivers in all standard leagues. Friday, 9:41 am
  • Lonzo Ball outstanding in win over Spurs
    Lonzo Ball hit 7-of-11 shots and 4-of-7 3-pointers for 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in Thursday's 93-81 win over the Spurs.

    Advice: Ball hit just 2-of-10 shots on Tuesday, but had 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and has looked good since returning from his shoulder injury four games ago. Since then he's averaging 11.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.8 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting. It appears to all be coming together for the Lakers media star. Thursday, 11:08 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 26 in win over Spurs
    Brandon Ingram was aggressive on Thursday, hitting 11-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 2-of-5 free throws for 26 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes, while committing just one turnover.

    Advice: Ingram is finally feeling it and is shooting it much better of late. He's scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games and is averaging 20.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.3 assists and 1.8 3-pointers over that stretch. And the best news is that his shots are falling, as he's hit 33-of-55 in those four games, good for 60 percent. He appears to be primed for a big second half for the Lakers after a rough start to the season and his confidence is growing by the day. But poor free throw shooting and a lack of peripheral stats will likely keep him from becoming an elite fantasy player any time soon. Thursday, 11:02 pm
  • Tyrone Wallace seals win for Clippers
    Tyrone Wallace started again for the Clippers, hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in Thursday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Wallace has been making some nice noise with Milos Teodosic and Austin Rivers out, and had a huge steal and slam tonight to seal the win for the Clippers. And while Teodosic was back tonight, the Clippers started a small lineup that included Milos, Wallace and Lou Williams. Wallace is averaging 15.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes a night over his last five games. He's at least worth a look in all leagues until Rivers is back from his Achilles injury, but the clock is ticking on him as the Clippers get healthy. Thursday, 10:21 pm
  • Lou Williams stays hot with 30 points
    Lou Williams hit 10-of-24 shots and five more 3-pointers for 30 points, six assists, two steals and a block in 35 minutes of Thursday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Williams has now scored at least 30 points in three straight games for the first time in his career and is averaging 32.6 points, 6.0 assists and 4.6 3-pointers over his last five games after going for 50 against the Warriors on Wednesday night. Milos Teodosic and Blake Griffin were both back in action tonight, but they didn't slow Williams' roll, despite Milos getting 26 minutes and Griffin getting 33. Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Fred VanVleet erupts for career-high 22 pts
    Fred VanVleet went off for a career-high 22 points (8-of-11 FGs) in Thursday's 133-99 win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) missed his second game in a row, but VanVleet was much more effective this time around than he was on Tuesday, hitting six triples with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 24 minutes compared to six points and four assists in 18 minutes for Delon Wright. Wright had the better fantasy line in the previous game, and it looks like the Raptors may go with a hot hand approach if Lowry continues to miss time. For now, Wright is still the better fantasy asset to own, but this position battle will be fun to watch. Thursday, 7:50 pm
  • Tyrone Wallace starting against the Kings
    Tyrone Wallace will make his first career start on Thursday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He was terrific on Wednesday with 22 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals on 7-of-11 shooting, so the Clippers will give him a look in the first unit alongside Milos Teodosic (foot), Lou Williams, Blake Griffin (concussion) and DeAndre Jordan. Wallace is worth a look as a streaming option tonight and is trending up in deeper formats. Jawun Evans and Wes Johnson will head to the bench and C.J. Williams is out with a right ankle sprain. Thursday, 6:58 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 20+ points in 4th straight
    J.J. Redick caught fire early in Thursday's game, finishing 7-of-12 from the field with five 3-pointers for 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a rare block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Redick poured in 18 points in the first half before cooling down, but you won't hear fantasy owners complaining. He's now scored 20+ points in four consecutive games, which ties the longest such streak of his 12-year career. Needless to say, he's found a nice groove at the halfway point of his first season with Philly. Thursday, 3:01 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (ankle) questionable Friday
    Marco Belinelli (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: There's been no indication that DeAndre Bembry (groin) is nearing a return, so if Belinelli misses time the Hawks will need more from Tyler Dorsey, Malcolm Delaney and Isaiah Taylor. We should have an update after the Hawks' shootaround. Thursday, 1:51 pm
  • Josh Jackson (hip strain) doubtful for Friday
    Josh Jackson (right hip strain) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard about a hip injury for the Suns No. 4 pick, but it sounds like he'll be joining Marquese Chriss (hip) on the sidelines. Dragan Bender is already listed as a starter at PF, and if Jackson is out we're likely to see more of Jared Dudley, with T.J. Warren getting as many minutes as he can handle. Thursday, 1:43 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) ruled out Friday
    D'Angelo Russell (left knee surgery) will not play vs. the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Russell is basically day-to-day after practicing in the G League this week, but he continues to get ruled out a day in advance of games. Friday is the first half of a back-to-back set, though, so maybe he's targeting a return on Saturday. After that, the Nets return home for three straight home games, beginning Monday vs. the Knicks. Thursday, 12:14 pm
  • Johnson says neck is still bothering him
    Tyler Johnson said after Wednesday's game that he's still feeling pain in his neck which is related to his shoulder issue.

    Advice: "They just gave me some pills to try and relax it, try and relax the muscles that kind of tighten up," Johnson said. "I still can’t really turn my head. It’s still hard to turn my head. But we got it to somewhere where it was manageable, the pain, the movement and being able to at least lift my shoulder up, which to me was the most important part." Johnson wasn't supposed to play on Wednesday, but ended up playing 31 minutes after Udonis Haslem convinced him to fight through it. The Heat are off until Sunday's game vs. the Bucks, so hopefully the time off will help. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Williams and LAC have discussed an extension
    Lou Williams and the Clippers have recently engaged in discussions about a possible extension.

    Advice: Williams has an expiring contract which is why his name has been in the rumor mill lately, but he's eligible for an extension during the season. Both sides are still evaluating their positions and Shams Charania of The Vertical said no deal is imminent, but it makes a lot of sense for the Clippers to extend him if they don't think they can get good value in return at the deadline in the form of drafts picks or young talent. Thursday, 6:56 am
  • Wes Johnson scoreless in just 15 minutes
    Wes Johnson didn't score in 15 minutes vs. Golden State on Wednesday, going 0-of-4 from the field with one rebound, one assist, three steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: The steals were the only saving grace for Wes tonight, but that's not nearly enough to satisfy owners who streamed him as a starter in a fast-paced game. Blake Griffin (concussion) was among the long list of injured Clippers tonight, and C.J. Williams (ankle) exited early, and if Johnson can't produce in these conditions it's very hard to trust him in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • Tyrone Wallace posts 22/6/4 in efficient line
    Tyrone Wallace had a big game in 34 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring 22 points on 7-of-11 FGs and 7-of-9 FTs, with six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

    Advice: Wallace made his only 3-point attempt and didn't turn the ball over tonight, rounding out an exceptional performance. This will be completely overshadowed by Lou Williams' 50-point eruption, but Wallace is quietly making a case for fantasy ownership over the past five games with averages of 17.0 points, 0.8 triples, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.7 blocks. We'll see if he can keep it up with Milos Teodosic (foot) possibly returning as soon as Thursday vs. the Kings. Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Lou Williams erupts for career-high 50 points
    Lou Williams poured in a career-high 50 points during Wednesday's 125-106 win vs. Golden State, making 16-of-27 field goals and 10-of-10 free throws with eight 3-pointers, seven assists and two rebounds.

    Advice: Williams scored 27 of his points in a scintillating third-quarter performance, the highest total in any quarter during his 13-year NBA career. Golden State simply had no answers defensively with Stephen Curry (ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) both unavailable. Sweet Lou has surged into top-20 value over the past few weeks and he's inside the top-50 on the season. You're unlikely to get that type of value back in a trade, so it's hard to even call him 'sell-high' at this point. That said, his monster usage should dip once Blake Griffin (concussion) and Milos Teodosic (foot) return to action -- Doc Rivers has repeatedly said he doesn't want to tire out Williams, but basically couldn't take him off the court tonight. Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 30 points w/ full line Wed
    Eric Gordon lit up the Blazers on Wednesday with 30 points (11-of-23 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), five 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's scorching over the past four games, averaging 24.8 points, 3.5 triples, 6.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals. His numbers are way higher as a starter this season, for obvious reasons, but it sounds like James Harden (hamstring) could be back relatively soon -- Gordon's owners should enjoy the inflated production while it lasts. Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • Gerald Green chips in 12/6/4 and three 3s
    Gerald Green came off the bench for 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes vs. Portland on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green came in averaging 17.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals and a whopping 4.1 triples per game for Houston, while hitting 51.3% FGs and 90.9% FTs. Even so, he said he's still getting up to speed. "My conditioning is picking up pretty quick," he said. "I give myself another week or two, I think I should be right there." Tonight's supporting stats were a nice twist, and he's a staple of fantasy lineups at least until James Harden is healthy -- and maybe beyond. Wednesday, 9:43 pm
  • Trevor Ariza fails to score in 39 minutes
    Trevor Ariza missed all six of his shot attempts on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Ariza was headed in the right direction with 15 and 18 points in his previous two games, but he just couldn't get going tonight. The minutes are there and Houston ran a tight eight-player rotation tonight, so there's nothing to worry about -- keep Ariza plugged into your lineups, and expect better in Phoenix on Friday. Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Rockets win behind Chris Paul's 37/11/7 gem
    Chris Paul poured in a season-high 37 points on Wednesday, adding 11 assists and seven rebounds in a convincing 121-112 win vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: CP3 even rubbed in the victory with an extraneous layup at the buzzer, which led to a brief verbal spat with Damian Lillard. Paul controlled the game late and he was extra aggressive tonight, finishing 13-of-29 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line, with three 3-pointers and three steals. Expect more gaudy lines from CP3 until James Harden returns from his hamstring injury. Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Luke Kennard gets 13 points in garbage time
    Detroit snapped a five-game road losing streak with a blowout win vs. Brooklyn tonight, aided by rookie Luke Kennard's 13 points, six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal.

    Advice: Kennard shot 5-of-9 from the field and did his damage in just 18 minutes. There was copious garbage time tonight, however, and coach Stan Van Gundy deployed all 13 of his active players, so we're not reading into Kennard's solid performance. Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) logs 20 bench minutes
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday with zero points on 0-of-3 shooting in 20 minutes, but he chipped in five rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Johnson came off the bench behind starter Reggie Bullock, who had already claimed the job prior to Johnson getting hurt. Stan Van Gundy recently blasted his team's defensive effort as "pathetic," and defense is Johnson's specialty, so he should maintain a solid 18-24 minute role as he gets up to speed. He's best left unowned in the majority of leagues. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha quiet in nine bench minutes
    Thabo Sefolosha had just two points and one steal in nine minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Quin Snyder said that Thabo would "probably" play tonight -- the Jazz hadn't played since Sunday, so this looks like a lineup decision and not based on Snyder wanting to rest his veteran swingman. Thabo is a steals specialist when getting enough minutes, but his role is far too chaotic to trust. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Tyler Johnson plays with neck, shoulder pain
    Tyler Johnson (shoulder, neck) came off the bench for 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes vs. Indy on Wednesday.

    Advice: Erik Spoelstra opted to bring Johnson off the bench behind Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Derrick Jones Jr. That gave the second unit more offensive firepower, especially without James Johnson (suspension) tonight, so this could be a temporary move. He said afterward that he "still can't really turn [his] head" because of a pinched nerve in his neck that was causing pain when he raised his shoulder, but Miami is off until Sunday so he shouldn't be in danger of missing time. Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will come off the bench Weds
    Thabo Sefolosha will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: As a reserve this season, Sefolosha has posted averages of 8.1 points, 3.8 boards and 1.2 steals per game, which is a fairly large dropoff in production from his starter numbers. He's not a great target in most leagues tonight with a tough matchup and diminished role. Wednesday, 3:41 pm
  • Update: Tyler Johnson (shoulder) available
    Updating a previous item, Tyler Johnson (shoulder) has been cleared and is now available to play Wednesday vs. Indiana.

    Advice: It was initially announced that Johnson had been ruled out of this contest. It's unknown how many minutes Johnson will log off the Miami bench, but it's probably safe to assume he'll see less than usual. Nonetheless, with Johnson back in the rotation, Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington are less appealing in DFS formats. Wednesday, 3:41 pm
  • James Harden (hamstring) gets up shots Weds
    James Harden (hamstring) was able to get up some shots at shootaround on Wednesday.

    Advice: Head coach Mike D'Antoni said that Harden has looked "really good" as he continues his rehab from the Grade 2 hamstring strain, and members of Harden's camp have indicated that he could be back "soon, anytime next week," so maybe he'll return at the end of his initial two-week timetable. In the meantime, Chris Paul, Eric Gordon and Gerald Green will continue to pick up the slack in his absence. Wednesday, 9:28 am
  • Gerald Green says conditioning improving
    Gerald Green said his conditioning isn't quite where he'd like it to be, "but it's getting there."

    Advice: "Every day I’m feeling better. I felt really good as far as my wind. I wasn’t as tired as I would normally be. My conditioning is picking up pretty quick. I’m not where I need to be, but it’s getting there. I give myself another week or two, I think I should be right there." Green has excelled in Mike D'Antoni's uptempo offense sans James Harden, posting averages of 17.3 points, 3.0 boards and 4.1 triples on 51.3% shooting through seven games in Houston, so he's worth owning everywhere while he's this hot. Wednesday, 7:53 am
  • Lonzo Ball scores 5, but fills stat sheet
    Lonzo Ball hit just 2-of-10 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers (including a wide open airball) for five points, but also had 11 rebounds, 11 assists, a block and a career-high five steals in Tuesday's 99-86 win over the Kings.

    Advice: Ball's court vision is as advertised and he's played well since returning from his shoulder injury three games ago, averaging 9.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.3 3-pointers since then. He's going to struggle to score and his field goal percentage could be a killer, but he's going to rack up boards, assists and steals with some 3-pointers every time out. Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) will play Wednesday
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) will be available on Wednesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He was a "full go" at Tuesday's practice and should see some action after five games on the shelf. Reggie Bullock has taken most of Johnson's minutes, so there's no need to add him in most formats. Tuesday, 4:23 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Wednesday vs. DET
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Russell recently practiced with Brooklyn's G-League squad, and while the Nets have been playing coy with his potential return date, he has to be very close at this point. Friday in Atlanta or Saturday in Washington will be D-Lo's next opportunity to get out there, and as a guy with early-round potential, he needs to be owned in all leagues with him on the cusp of a return. Tuesday, 2:29 pm
  • Tyrone Wallace scores 11 points
    Tyrone Wallace scored 11 points with two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 19 minutes vs. the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: The Clippers were probably hoping to play him more, but C.J. Williams had the hot hand tonight and hit the game-winning triple. It's just a two-game sample size, but Wallace has certainly looked like an NBA player so far and is worth keeping an eye on with the Clippers so banged up. Monday, 11:31 pm
  • Lou Williams leads LAC past ATL w/ 34 points
    Lou Williams led the Clippers to a 108-107 win over the Hawks on Monday with a game-high 34 points.

    Advice: He continues to feast on a nightly basis with the Clippers so banged up -- with Blake Griffin (concussion), Austin Rivers (heel), Danilo Gallinari (glute), Patrick Beverley (knee) and Milos Teodosic (foot) all out, the Clippers had 72.6 points, 21.3 rebounds, and 19.4 assists on the shelf tonight. He finished 12-of-29 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line, adding four assists, three rebounds, four triples and six turnovers. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that Williams will be a popular name at the trade deadline and it's easy to see why with his expiring cap-friendly contract. Monday, 11:23 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores five points in start
    Wes Johnson scored five points in a start on Monday vs. the Hawks, hitting 2-of-7 shots in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Despite the quiet night in the scoring column, Johnson had a nice fantasy line with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple. It's unclear if Blake Griffin (concussion) will be ready for Los Angeles' back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday, but give Johnson a look if you need defensive stats and triples -- in 12 previous starts he averaged 1.2 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 triples. Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) ends up as DNP Monday
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) was in and out of the locker room during Monday's game, and he wound up getting another DNP.

    Advice: The Pistons didn't actually update Johnson's availability prior to tip-off, so owners in deep leagues were left guessing if he'd take the court. Reggie Bullock has established himself in the starting lineup, with Anthony Tolliver taking his spot when Detroit goes big, which leaves Johnson mopping up minutes with the second unit. It's not a promising situation for fantasy value. Monday, 8:59 pm
  • Luke Kennard stays quiet, plays 12 minutes
    Luke Kennard played only 12 minutes on Monday, scoring six points (2-of-4 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with two rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: The rookie finished 2017 on a high note, scoring a career-high 20 points in a win vs. the Spurs, but since then he's faded into fantasy obscurity. Stanley Johnson (hip) was a game-time decision tonight and could return on Wednesday, which is one more reason to avoid Kennard. Monday, 8:48 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 24 points w/ full line
    Avery Bradley hit 10-of-23 shots to score 24 points vs. the Pelicans on Monday, going 3-of-9 from deep with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Bradley did his damage in 35 minutes and this is good enough for most owners -- he shot just 43.5% from the field, but that's his highest mark since returning from a groin injury earlier this month. He's been hard to own in roto leagues due to lousy percentages and low supporting stats, but maybe this will get him going. Monday, 8:47 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 22 points w/ four triples
    Gerald Green provided the bench scoring for Houston on Monday, dropping 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting including a 4-of-9 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Green added three assists in 26 minutes tonight, helping the Rockets hold on for a road win in Chicago. He's still not contributing much beyond scoring and 3-pointers, though, which makes him very boom-or-bust -- it's all good when his shots are going in, but if he goes cold he'll be a fantasy liability. Plan accordingly. Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Eric Gordon dishes season-high nine assists
    Eric Gordon dished out a season-high nine assists on Monday, in addition to 24 points, six rebounds, four 3-pointers and one steal.

    Advice: Gordon hit 8-of-18 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs in 38 minutes of action, and he spent most of his time vs. Kris Dunn defensively. Houston won for just the fourth time in their past 11 games, and Gordon will be critical to any success they have in James Harden's absence. In the three games since Harden went down, the Rockets have four players with usage rates between 25-28 percent -- Gerald Green, Chris Paul, Clint Capela and Gordon. He's a high-upside option every night as a starter. Monday, 8:05 pm
  • Trevor Ariza hits six 3-pointers w/ full line
    Trevor Ariza finished Monday's 116-107 road win with 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting, six 3-pointers, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one turnover in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Ariza's usage rate hadn't budged without James Harden the past three games, at just 14.4%, so hopefully that starts to trend up. The minutes are there and he's contributing across-the-board stats without hurting you anywhere (tonight's FG% excluded), and he gets promising matchups vs. the Blazers and Suns to close out the week. As usual, he's fantastic in category-based leagues but drops a few notches in points-based leagues. Monday, 7:47 pm
  • Wes Johnson starting for Clippers Monday
    Wes Johnson will start for the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Blake Griffin (concussion) is out tonight and Johnson started the second half of Saturday's game, so this isn't a big surprise. He should draw the defensive assignment vs. Ersan Ilyasova to begin the game, and L.A. will need contributions from everyone tonight given the extent of their injuries. Monday, 7:15 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) reportedly 'active' Mon
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is reportedly listed as 'active' for Monday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: The Pistons announced their usual starting lineup of Ish Smith, Avery Bradley, Reggie Bullock, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. There's been no official confirmation about Johnson, who was a game-time decision, but he is included in a press-room screen showing the active lineups. It's best to avoid him in all situations, given the uncertainty. Jan 8, 4:55 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) a game-time call Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will be a game-time call for Monday's matchup with the Pelicans.

    Advice: Johnson has spent the past four games on the sidelines with the hip issue, which has translated to more minutes for Reggie Bullock and Luke Kennard. It'll be more of the same if Johnson can't give it a go tonight. Jan 8, 3:46 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell practices w/ G-League team
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) practiced with Brooklyn's G-League team on Monday.

    Advice: We'll hopefully have more details later today, but this is really exciting news and confirms that Russell is on track for a mid-January return. The Nets play tonight, so maybe coach Kenny Atkinson will drop a target date. Russell will likely have restrictions early on, but he'll have early-round upside once he's back up to full strength. Jan 8, 9:44 am
  • Lonzo Ball solid all-around in win vs. Hawks
    Lonzo Ball had 13 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, three 3-pointers and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the visiting Hawks.

    Advice: Lakers coach Luke Walton has been in the news a lot the past few days, after LaVar Ball proclaimed that Walton "doesn't have control of the team ... They don't want to play for him." The league's coaches have rallied around Walton, but ultimately winning is the best response to critics -- the Lakers took this game 132-113, and Walton even joked about the episode to reporters after the game (see link below). Drama aside, Lonzo looks safe as a mid-round fantasy value who only rises higher if you ignore his percentages. Jan 7, 10:59 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 20 pts w/ seven dimes
    The Lakers snapped a nine-game losing streak on Sunday, aided by Brandon Ingram's 20 points and seven assists in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Ingram committed five turnovers but he was otherwise efficient, hitting 6-of-7 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws with one block, one assist and a pair of 3-pointers. Despite averaging an impressive 35.1 minutes per game this season, he has actually hurt most roto owners -- he's just 67.5% from the stripe on 5.3 attempts per game, with mediocre supporting stats, and is much more appealing in leagues that don't penalize FT percentages. Jan 7, 10:48 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha brings the defensive stats
    Thabo Sefolosha didn't miss a shot during Sunday's narrow loss to Miami, finishing with 13 points, six boards, two assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Sefolosha was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, 1-of-1 from distance and 4-of-4 from the stripe, giving him a remarkable 112.8 true shooting percentage on the evening. He’s played well as a starter this season, posting averages of 10.6 points, 8.0 boards, 3.0 steals and 0.6 swats per contest, so he’s on the radar as a potential steals-specialist in deep leagues. Jan 7, 4:03 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 16 points with 13 dimes
    Chris Paul scored 16 points with seven rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes during a 108-101 loss to the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: Chris Paul finally knows what it feels like two lose two starts within three days of each other in a Rocket uniform. He should have at least one more week to feast without James Harden (hamstring) with three games coming up starting in Chicago on Monday. Jan 6, 8:04 pm
  • Eric Gordon gets some PG minutes
    Eric Gordon scored 15 points with three rebounds, three 3-pointers and matching a season-high seven assists.

    Advice: It's worth a mention the Rockets ran a no-PG lineup out there for 1.8 minutes in this game with Gordon and Gerald Green at the guard spots. Plus, Gordon has an impressive 6.7 dimes per game over his last three. He should be busy while James Harden is out, so expect him to score in the 20s until the MVP candidate returns. Jan 6, 7:54 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 15 points, takes 12 3PAs
    Gerald Green scored 15 points with three rebounds and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: He attempted 12 triples in this game and Gerald clearly has a green light. This is probably a better expectation than his outrageous three-game start, but this kind of line has some value for those seeking 3-pointers. His value is going to fall off once James Harden (hamstring) is back, but he is worth a look in standard leagues. Jan 6, 7:48 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 23 points in 24 minutes
    Lou Williams scored 23 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Warriors during a 121-105 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: He needs some help in a big way right now. On Thursday night, coach Doc Rivers said he didn't want Williams bringing the ball up too much and would ask Blake Griffin (concussion) to do so at times. Well, not anymore with Blake out. Rivers also said he wants to limit Williams' minutes, but he may not have a choice. Expect Sweet Lou to post some big stat lines. Jan 6, 4:00 pm
  • Wes Johnson only gets 10 minutes
    Wes Johnson started the third quarter for Blake Griffin on Saturday, playing just 10 minutes with no points, two boards and two steals against the Warriors.

    Advice: This comes as a surprise to see his minutes get cut, and maybe the Clippers just wanted to see what's up with Tyrone Wallace. Johnson still makes sense as an add in deeper leagues, especially with four games next week. Jan 6, 3:17 pm
  • Tyrone Wallace turns in a solid NBA debut
    Tyron Wallace made 4-of-12 from the field for 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: It certainly wasn't the best NBA debut of all time, but he played well and he provides a lot of what the Clippers need right now. The 23-year-old guard played multiple positions, he's 6'5", and coach Doc Rivers gave Jawun Evans a very quick hook to start the third quarter to replace him with Wallace. Some of the scoring is from garbage time, but Wallace had some really nice drives against Jordan Bell and even tried to dunk on him -- he got the foul. With Evans getting smoked on defense, the Cal product may actually get a start on Monday. Even with four games next week, you'd have to be in a pretty deep league to ride with Wallace. Jan 6, 3:08 pm
  • Wes Johnson starting 3Q; Sam Dekker to PF
    Wes Johnson started the third quarter for Blake Griffin (concussion) on Saturday.

    Advice: That moves Sam Dekker over to the four here, which isn't a big surprise. Johnson is easily on the board as a pickup in standard leagues, especially if you want defensive stats. Jan 6, 2:02 pm
  • Wes Johnson moving to the bench
    Wes Johnson will move to the bench on Saturday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Clippers need guard depth, so this should mean Johnson plays mostly SG. That means we probably don't get Tyrone Wallace out there while Lou Williams may have to bring the ball up again. Jan 6, 12:15 pm
  • Brandon Ingram shines in home loss
    Brandon Ingram was good for 22 points, 14 rebounds and four assists across 36 minutes in Friday's 108-94 home loss against the Hornets.

    Advice: The Lakers didn't have a very good game as a team, but Ingram certainly did his part. He was an efficient 10-of-18 from the field while going 1-of-1 from the free-throw stripe while turning over just three times. It was a nice bounce-back game after posting just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting last time out against OKC. It was also his first double-double since Nov. 15 against Philly. Jan 5, 10:51 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 10
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 10 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes in a start against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't play in the last game, so Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko flipped roles today. You'll want to find another situation to attack in fantasy unless you're playing DFS. Thabo gets decent run against stronger wing scorers. Jan 5, 10:21 pm
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