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  • Report: Kings considering trading Cousins
    The Kings have reportedly been "engaging" in trade talks regarding DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: This is the first credible report we've heard regarding Sacramento shopping Cousins since GM Vlade Divac briefly quelled the rumors earlier in the year saying that the Kings intended to re-sign DMC to a massive deal during the offseason. Cousins has been linked to the Celtics and Suns this year, and Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Kings recently had discussions with the Pelicans, although Sacramento is still debating Cousins' future with the franchise internally. As for fantasy hoops, Boogie's value should be fairly safe regardless of where he's playing. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • Suns shopping Chandler, Knight and Tucker
    The Suns are shopping Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker prior to the deadline.

    Advice: All three of these guys have been in the rumor mill all season, so the only takeaway here is that the Suns are still looking to accumulate draft picks and more young talent. There are a ton of centers on the market, so moving Chandler's contract won't be easy. It makes some sense to put Alex Len on your watch list if you need a big, while Chandler would more than likely lose value with a potential trade. Nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:07 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis wins Skills Challenge
    Kristaps Porzingis won the Skills Challenge on Saturday night.

    Advice: He is the first Knick to win the Skills Challenge and is the second big in a row to win it with Karl-Anthony Towns taking it home last year. Porzingis was also effective with 24 points in the World's victory in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, so he had a solid weekend on the court. You could make an argument he should've made the All-Star team over Carmelo Anthony, too. After dealing with an Achilles issue for three different stints last month, he's back up to 31.1 minutes per game in February. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • Report: Blazers were very close on Okafor
    The 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup last week because a deal with Portland was close to happening, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

    Advice: The Blazers lost interest in this deal because they went with Denver's offer for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick for Mason Plumlee. The Blazers were reportedly interested in Okafor before this, but it's interesting to hear that may have been the main reason why Okafor was out of the lineup. The second-year big man may be the most likely to be traded before Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:37 pm
  • Anthony Davis says Westbrook is close friend
    Anthony Davis called Russell Westbrook one of his closest friends in the league.

    Advice: The two share the same agent and are frequently asked questions about teaming up down the line. In fact, Westbrook was asked about joining Davis this weekend, but he answered with a question about fashion. Davis will be starting for his home team on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:34 pm
  • Joel Embiid wants 76ers to keep Jahlil Okafor
    Joel Embiid said he wants the Sixers to keep Jahlil Okafor, as opposed to trading him at the deadline.

    Advice: "We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we want to," said Embiid. "We have a lot of talent. Anytime you have that type of talent, you got to find ways to make it work." The Sixers have seemingly been on the brink of an Okafor deal for a week now, but Okafor is still a member of the 76ers. With five days remaining before the Feb. 23 deadline, plenty more rumors involving Okafor will inevitably surface. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis unhappy with recent play
    Kristaps Porzingis expressed frustration with inconsistent play over the last two months.

    Advice: "I’ve been up and down a little bit," Porzingis said. "I haven’t been consistent. I’m just trying to get back in my rhythm, trying to play the right way." KP also said his nagging left Achilles injury and recent stomach illness have made it difficult to find his rhythm. Porzingis was averaging 20.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 3-pointers over the first 32 games of the season (before his Achilles injury). He's averaging 14.4 points, 5.6 boards 1.4 3-pointers in the 16 games he's played since. Hopefully he bounces back over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Magic turned down a deal for DeMarcus Cousins
    According to a report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, earlier this season the Kings offered DeMarcus Cousins to Orlando for Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks, but the Magic declined.

    Advice: That certainly would have been a blockbuster. Cousins is posting career-highs in numerous statistical categories this season, including scoring (27.8 points per game), assists (4.9) and 3-pointers (1.7). DMC, along with Russell Westbrook, have a chance to become the first players since Larry Bird in 1984-85, to average at least 27 points, ten boards and five dimes over the course of a full season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:17 am
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double
    Nikola Jokic scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, eight assists and three steals in the Rising Stars game on Friday.

    Advice: We all know flirting with a triple-double was nothing new. It looked like Jokic was on his way to lead the night in highlights with four no-look passes in the first half, but the World got away from it and just chucked treys. Just like he does during the season, Jokic brought the ball up and is a true point center. His fantasy owners should be expecting him to flirt with first-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:23 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 32 points
    Frank Kaminsky scored 32 points in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists and eight 3-pointers.

    Advice: He kept the USA in it with a late 3-point barrage, needing only 12 attempts from deep total. Kaminsky now has coach Steve Clifford's confidence as a backup five man, so he may be able to get minutes at two positions even when Cody Zeller (quad) comes back. Kaminsky has posted eighth-round value in his last 10 games, so he's a possible asset in standard leagues until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:21 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 24 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday.

    Advice: This is pretty much a regular KAT line even in a game without defense. In his last 12 NBA games, Towns has scored at least 22 points, averaging 28.5 points, 11.5 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.3 treys on 56.2 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line. He has been by far the No. 1 player in standard leagues over that stretch. Meow. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:19 pm
  • Joel Embiid hoping to play right after break
    Joel Embiid (knee) said he thinks he can "probably" play in the first game after the All-Star break.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he had suffered a minor tear to his meniscus late last month. He said as long as the practices go well and he's not dealing with swelling or soreness, he expects to be out there against the Wizards on Feb. 24. Embiid said he's been getting through some workouts about every other day to help get him going, as well. This is encouraging news for The Process and perhaps he can get back out there, but obviously the training staff and front office will have their say on this matter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:08 pm
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  • Andrew Bogut doesn't believe he'll be traded
    Andrew Bogut doesn't believe he will be moved prior to the NBA trade deadline.

    Advice: Bogut played 18 minutes on Wednesday, his first appearance in February. When asked afterward about a potential trade, Bogut replied: "That's not a question for me to answer. But I don't think anything's going to happen." Bogut has been unable to stay healthy this season and has very limited fantasy value, whether he stays in Dallas or is traded elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:45 am
  • Jeff Ayres leaves D-League for Japan
    Jeff Ayres has left the Lakers D-League affiliate and signed with Toyota Alvark in Japan.

    Advice: Ayres played with the Clippers last season. He started this season in Russia with CSKA Moscow before returning to NBA D-League. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:40 am
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  • Raptors may consider trading Jared Sullinger
    Beat writer Doug Smith is reporting that while Toronto does not want to trade any of their young players, they would be willing to move Jared Sullinger and a 2017 first-round pick.

    Advice: "League sources insist Toronto will not give away any more young assets such as Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira, Pascal Siakam, Norm Powell or Fred VanVleet, but that doesn’t mean a package can’t be put together," writes Smith in the Toronto Star. Smith adds that the Raps could be in the market for "an offensively creative big small forward." Sullinger, who is on a one-year deal worth $5.6 million, has fallen completely out of the Raptors rotation and has no fantasy value at the moment. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:30 am
  • Playoffs is the priority for the Timberwolves
    Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor says that his team is focused solely on trying to qualify for the postseason.

    Advice: The Wolves are currently four games behind the Nuggets in the loss column, with four teams in between them and Denver. However, Wolves ownership and front office aren't thinking about the lottery. "We're all of the same mind, to get in, get the experience," said Glen Taylor. "Just the winning of games to try to get there is worth it. Our guys can't see anything positive about losing games. They must win games, and then if we can win enough to get into the playoffs, that in and of itself would be a major step for our young players." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:52 am
  • Kendrick Perkins to attempt a comeback
    Kendrick Perkins is attempting an NBA comeback and hopes to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Advice: Perkins last played for the Pelicans in April of 2016 but has been working out in hopes of getting one last cup of coffee in the league. "I’m still trying to get back in. I’ve been working two-a-days over the last couple of months. Just been going hard... Just trying to get back in and see what it do. One more push." Even if Perkins were to get picked up by OKC or another team, he would have no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:20 am
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  • Cousins hopes to sign extension with Kings
    DeMarcus Cousins says he is "very happy" in Sacramento and intends to sign an extension with the Kings this summer.

    Advice: Cousins had been mentioned in trade rumors frequently over the past couple of seasons but signing an extension would put those discussions to rest. He will be able to sign a five-year extension worth up to $219 million this summer. "I'm a guy that's all about loyalty and honesty," Cousins said. "It's hard, but at the end of the day you gotta remember that this is a business." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:09 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 17 points vs. Hawks
    Blake Griffin scored 17 points during a 99-84 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Clippers won this game with defense to end their first half on a four-game winning streak. They were dominating with defense earlier this season and are 19-3 when they hold their opponents under 100 points this season. Griffin is also coming into the break on a roll, averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys on 53.4 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the line in his previous February games. He'll have a tough time keeping up these numbers when Chris Paul (hand) comes back and BG has been a little injury prone, so this may be a decent sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins held to 23 mins in blowout
    DeMarcus Cousins played only 23 minutes during Wednesday's blowout loss to Golden State, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting with six assists, four rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight. "It's obvious I can't be myself," Cousins said after getting his 17th tech on Sunday. "Me playing how I play is what makes me the player that I am. Obviously it's not acceptable." It seems inevitable that he's going to face at least one more disciplinary DNP stemming from his technical foul issues, and fantasy owners can only hope that he stays on the court when the fantasy playoffs roll around. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez chips in across the board
    Willy Hernangomez started Wednesday's game and racked up eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 32 minutes vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (hamstring) was out again tonight, predictably, and the rookie center used the opportunity to turn in his best fantasy line in four games. He's prone to some disappearing acts, but with the Knicks struggling this season they have every reason to develop him in their final 26 games after the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 24 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points with 19 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 39 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was KAT's 12th game in a row with 20+ points, but his streak of 36 straight free throws came to an end tonight as he finished 7-of-8 from the line and 8-of-19 from the field. He has 42 double-doubles this campaigh and his "slow" start to the season is behind him, as he's been the top player in standard leagues for the past month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores just 19 points vs. MEM
    Anthony Davis scored 19 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal and three turnovers during a 95-91 win in Memphis on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies continue to do an outstanding job on Davis. In his previous two, Davis averaged 19.0 points, 11.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 3.5 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys on 32.5 percent from the field. As he heads into the break, his fantasy owners have to be pleased to see he hasn't missed a game since Jan. 23. The Pelicans are also just 2.5 games out of the eighth spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Nikola Jokic fills it up again in loss to MIN
    Nikola Jokic filled it up again on Wednesday with 15 points, 14 rebounds (four offensive), four assists, four blocks and one steal.

    Advice: Jokic played alongside Mason Plumlee for most of the game, but that was mostly out of desperation with so many frontcourt guys injured. He shot just 6-of-19 from the field but also hit two 3-pointers and lit it up everywhere else, the type of performance that's becoming ho-hum for the elite big man. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 27 points in 37 minutes
    Frank Kaminsky picked up 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting on Wednesday, hitting three 3-pointers with five boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Cody Zeller (quad) and Miles Plumlee (calf) were both out tonight, so Kaminsky was basically playing unchallenged minutes in the middle. Zeller and Plumlee should both return to action after getting extended rest during the break, however, so it's hard to love Frank the Tank's rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:21 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor back in action, plays 17 mins
    Jahlil Okafor returned to action on Wednesday, posting four points, four rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 17 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Okafor had been a DNP-CD recently, due to swirling trade rumors, but Philly surprisingly did an about-face and activated him tonight. He had a few defensive lapses and didn't do much to increase his trade appeal, but he's still a prime suspect to be playing elsewhere after the break. He's just a stash in the hopes that he lands in an ideal spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:36 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays 18 minutes in return
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Jan. 30 and wasn't even expected to give it a go tonight, but the Mavs probably wanted to prove that he was healthy with the trade deadline looming -- Bogut's name has been in the rumor mill all season and his expiring contract makes him an obvious trade chip. Bogut is a nice per-minute guy, but the problem is that he can't really handle significant workloads at this point in his career. He would likely join a contender if he was moved, so there's not much stash appeal here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:20 pm
  • Jokic will replace Embiid in Skill Challenge
    Nikola Jokic will replace Joel Embiid (knee) in the Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend.

    Advice: Jokic will also be competing the Rising Stars Challenge, so he'll be busy at All-Star weekend, a trend that will likely continue for a very long time. Jokic has been a top-25 guy on the year, and over the past month, he's established himself as a first-round stud in standard 9-cat leagues. The sluggish start to the season is now a distant memory for The Joker. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:45 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will play Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Bogut was originally ruled out for Wednesday's game, but after going through shootaround the Mavs decided to let him take the court for Dallas' final game prior to the break. He's been on the sidelines since Jan. 30, so he may not be working with a full complement of minutes tonight. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Jahlil Okafor will be available to play Weds
    Jahlil Okafor was a full participant during shootaround and he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Okafor will come off the bench behind Nerlens Noel tonight, so he's not a great option in most leagues with 14 games on the slate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:17 am
  • Joel Embiid will not play in All-Star events
    Joel Embiid (knee) will be in New Orleans with the 76ers medical staff for the All-Star festivities, but he will not participate in either of the events he was selected for.

    Advice: Embiid was supposed to compete in the Rising Stars game, as well as the Skills Challenge, but unfortunately, this knee injury will preclude him from participating in those events. He's also not with the team in Boston for today's game against the Celtics, but the 76ers continue to suggest this lengthy absence for Embiid has been largely precautionary, so perhaps he gets back on the court after the break. Nerlens Noel will start tonight with Jahlil Okafor backing him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 am
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  • Anthony Davis committed to staying in NO
    Anthony Davis said he has no plans of leaving the Pelicans.

    Advice: "I don't plan on leaving, so make sure you write that down," Davis said when asked about trade speculation. Davis also shot down the recent rumors that he's planning on joining up with Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles, saying, "I don't pay attention to [the rumors]. I don't know who said it or how it came about. I'm with the Pelicans right now." Davis is in the first year of a five-year deal, so it would be absolutely shocking to see the rising superstar change jerseys anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 am
  • Jahlil Okafor expected to play on Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor is expected to come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Okafor missed the 76ers initial flight to Boston, but he's now rejoined the team and is expected to be in the rotation tonight. As a reserve, Okafor tends to only see around 20 minutes a night, so he's not a great option in most settings. Nerlens Noel will get the start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:21 am
  • Boogie Cousins goes for 40-12-8 in win
    DeMarcus Cousins racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 shooting in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Boogie didn't pick up a technical foul tonight and played like a man possessed, or a ball hog, depending on your perspective. He had six turnovers, but filled up the stat sheet and willed his team to a win. He's one technical foul away from another suspension, but he will be out there rocking and rolling again against the Warriors tonight. He had 32 points, 12 boards and eight dimes in their last meeting on Feb. 4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor joins the 76ers in Boston
    Jahlil Okafor joined up with the 76ers in Boston in advance of Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This doesn't mean he will play by any means, as the 76ers don't want to risk an injury while they continue to shop him. For what it's worth, coach Brett Brown said the team will welcome him back with open arms if they don't find a new home for him. He belongs on the wire unless you have the roster spot to stash him with the Feb. 23 deadline looming. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:59 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26 in loss to Cavs
    Karl-Anthony Town hit 11-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: KAT looked great at times tonight but didn't have one of his monster lines, mainly because the offense ran through Andrew Wiggins. Towns is having a great season after a slow start and could be even better down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:36 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He previously said he was going to play, while coach Rick Carlisle initially gave him a 25 percent chance of suiting up. His next chance to play will be on Feb. 24 against the Wolves, assuming the Mavs don't deal him before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:11 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez may continue to start
    Team president Phil Jackson views Willy Hernangomez and Kristaps Porzingis as the "starting frontcourt tandem of the future," according to Mark Berman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Sunday was the first time Hernangomez started alongside Porzingis and Knicks posted arguably their most impressive win of the season, a 94-90 victory over the Spurs. Joakim Noah (hamstring) is expected to miss at least one more game, so Hernangomez will likely start again on Wednesday vs. OKC. If Noah is healthy after the All-Star break, coach Jeff Hornacek will have a tough decision to make. Either way, Hernangomez had done enough to earn consistent minutes going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 am
  • Embiid (knee) injury not expected to linger
    Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said that he does not believe Joel Embiid's knee injury will linger long-term but that Embiid will not return to the court until he’s fully free of all symptoms.

    Advice: "If the injury presents as asymptomatic, and he can show he’s healthy and able to play basketball, there’s no reason he shouldn’t play," Colangelo said. "I don’t think there’s any potential long-term effects. This is not thought to be a severe injury. It’s thought to be a complicated injury." It is highly unlikely Embiid will play in the Sixers final game before the All-Star break on Wednesday. We will likely have to wait until early next week for a thorough update on Embiid's knee and will then find out how soon we can expect to see him back in action. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:39 am
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  • Anthony Davis scores 24 points in win
    Anthony Davis led the Pelicans in a 110-108 win over the Suns on Monday, scoring 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting in 40 minutes.

    Advice: AD was a perfect 8-of-8 from the line and grabbed 10 rebounds with four blocks, two assists and three turnovers. This was Davis' ninth game of the season with 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 4+ blocks, while the rest of the NBA has 11 such games combined. Davis' outlook should be fine as long as the Pelicans keep their eyes on the No. 8 seed out West. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) scores four points
    Tyson Chandler (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Pelicans, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting.

    Advice: He hit a pair of free throws and logged 28 minutes, adding eight rebounds, two assists and one block. Suns coach Earl Watson said Chandler "could’ve played [on Saturday vs. Houston] if it were a playoff game," so expect Chandler to be active again on Wednesday vs. the Lakers in a great matchup. He's worth owning despite tonight's quiet line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:51 pm
  • Triple-Jokic: Nikola triple-doubles again
    Nikola Jokic hit 7-of-13 shots for 17 points, 21 rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in Monday's blowout 132-110 win over the Warriors, racking up the second triple-double of his career.

    Advice: Jokic set a career high in boards with this one and easily crushed his 20-13-11 triple-double from Feb. 3. This guy is tearing up the league right now and is making a case to be a Top 10 fantasy pick next season. He got off to a slow start this year, but is playing as well as anyone in the league these days, averaging 23 points, 12.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 58 percent shooting over his last five. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:52 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 26 points in win
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points to lead the Clippers to a 88-72 win over the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Griffin was just named the Western Conference Player of the Week after averaging 26.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists in his last three games, and he certainly looked the part tonight. He finished 11-of-18 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, adding 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes. As good as Griffin has been, he has some tough games coming up agains the Hawks, Warriors and Spurs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) targeting Wed return
    Andrew Bogut (strained right hamstring) said that he expects to return vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I’d like to do something before the All-Star break," Bogut said. The veteran's desire to take the court might not correspond to the training staff's wishes, however, especially since we're so close to the lengthy All-Star break. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle gave him a 25 percent chance of playing Wednesday, for what it's worth. Even if he does return, he'd assuredly play just a handful of minutes to scrape off some rust. Check for updates after Tuesday's practice. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky double-doubles in start
    Frank Kaminsky double-doubled vs. the 76ers on Monday, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds.

    Advice: Frank the Tank couldn't find his shot and finished 5-of-16 from the field, but logged 38 minutes and added two assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three blocks (matching a career-high). This was Kaminsky's fourth start at center this season and he averaged 15.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.7 triples in his previous three, so keep rolling him out there with confidence until Cody Zeller (quad) is able to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:47 pm
  • Tyson Chandler starting, Alex Len to bench
    Tyson Chandler (ankle) will start on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: His ankle only forced him to miss one game, so go grab him if he was dropped in your league. Chandler is averaging 8.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals this season, while Len belongs on the wire in most leagues unless Chandler is moved at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) out Monday
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play vs. the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He has a 25 percent chance of playing on Wednesday vs. the Pistons according to coach Rick Carlisle, but the Mavs are likely going to hold him out through the All-Star break. Bogut is not worth stashing and will have a limited role upon his return. Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell each get a slight boost with Bogut out. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 6:59 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins leads Kings with 28 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Sunday's 105-99 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Cousins briefly headed to the locker room to cool off, as he was hit with his 17th technical foul of the season, one away from a one-game suspension, but that did not stop him from recording his 32nd double-double of the season. The big man flirted with a triple-double for the third time in the last five games and is averaging seven dimes per game during that stretch. The only concern for fantasy owners, are the potential suspensions he can face down the stretch due to the technical fouls. He has also averaged five turnovers per game in the last month. Aside from that, he remains a top 10 fantasy player and is second in the league with a 37.5 percent usage rate. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:43 pm
  • Anthony Davis gets 32 & 10 w/ complete line
    Anthony Davis scored a game-high 32 points on Sunday, making 11-of-24 field goals and 9-of-9 free throws in road loss to the Kings.

    Advice: Davis added 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer. The all-around performance negated his six turnovers in most leagues, and he's cruising into the break with top-three roto value (8-cat and 9-cat). The Pelicans are just 3.0 games out of the playoffs, moreover, which reduces the risk that AD will be shut down in the final weeks of the regular season. He's missed only four of the Pelicans' 55 games this season. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 8:41 pm
  • Jared Sullinger gets healthy DNP-CD Sunday
    Jared Sullinger was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: Sullinger was called up from the D-League earlier in the day, as the Raptors are doing whatever they can to get him in shape following knee surgery. He's never been known for his dedication to conditioning, so it could take a while. He's waiver wire fodder in all leagues until his role evolves. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 5:56 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 16 pts w/ four blks
    Kristaps Porzingis finished a win vs. the Spurs on Sunday with 16 points (4-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one steal in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis moved back to power forward tonight, although coach Jeff Hornacek said he might still experiment with KP at center in certain situations. Porzingis didn't look at all hesitant tonight and coach Jeff Hornacek praised his aggression, which is a great sign after his Achilles injury. As a footnote, this was the first time two Latvian players have played in the same NBA game, with Porzingis being joined by Spurs forward Davis Bertans. "It’s a big deal," Bertans said before the game. "In Latvia, there’s going to be people staying up all night to watch." Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:06 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez plays 29 minutes as starter
    Willy Hernangomez returned to the Knicks' starting lineup on Sunday with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, nine rebounds, three steals and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The impressive rookie played just nine minutes in New York's previous game, but coach Jeff Hornacek mixed up the rotations again tonight with Kristaps Porzingis sliding back to PF. Willy's owners may have cut him following Friday's disappointing game, but anyone in need of a high-upside center should grab him and hold on tight. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:03 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor doesn't make team flight Sunday
    Jahlil Okafor did not make the 76ers' team flight to Charlotte for Monday's game, according to beat writer Keith Pompey.

    Advice: Okafor was held out of Saturday's game because coach Brett Brown said "there were trade rumors that were happening before the game," so this curious turn of events is sure to inspire tons of trade chatter. For now we'll consider him questionable to play on Monday, but Brown already suggested that Okafor will be held out Monday and Wednesday to avoid any risk of injury. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 1:11 pm
  • Jared Sullinger recalled from D-League
    Jared Sullinger has been recalled from the D-League.

    Advice: Bruno Caboclo and Fred VanVleet were also called up prior to Sunday's game vs. the Pistons. Sullinger is out of shape and hasn't played more than nine minutes in the Raptors' past four games. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 12:18 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez starting, Jennings to bench
    Willy Hernangomez will start Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This means that Brandon Jennings is headed back to the bench. Hernangomez played only nine minutes on Friday and it's safe to assume that his minutes will spike in a starting role, so don't hesitate to run him out there. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 11:48 am
  • Knicks 'may change' starting lineup Sunday
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said that he "may change" his starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Knicks have lost four straight games and it's probable that Kristaps Porzingis will slide back to power forward, with either Kyle O'Quinn or Willy Hernangomez starting at center. The game tips off at 3:30 ET, so we won't have to wait long for confirmation. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 11:25 am
  • Talks between 76ers and Nuggets have stalled
    Talks between the Nuggets and 76ers regarding a potential trade for Jahlil Okafor have "stalled" according to 76ers reporter Keith Pompey.

    Advice: Pompey adds that the talks could pick up again quickly, but it wouldn't make much sense for the Nuggets to take a chance on Okafor. The big man has also been linked to the Bulls, Pelicans and Blazers, so we could see a trade sooner rather than later. If you're punting free throws, feel free to stash Okafor. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:15 am
  • Joel Embiid (knee) listed as out for Monday
    Joel Embiid (knee) has been listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He's expected to be sidelined through the All-Star break, so expect him to miss Wednesday's game vs. Boston as well. Embiid is dealing with a "very minor" tear in his meniscus in his left knee, but he reportedly doesn't need surgery and is considered day-to-day. With Jahlil Okafor expected to be moved shortly, Nerlens Noel and Richaun Holmes will soak up the center minutes for the next two games. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 10:02 am
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  • Brown confirms why he held out Okafor
    76ers coach Brett Brown explained his decision to hold out Jahlil Okafor on Saturday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "There were trade rumors that were happening before the game," Brown said. "I was aware of those. In those situations, I felt that it was best to not complicate things and not play Jahlil. We talked about it together before the game and I explained to him that this was going to happen for this reason. That’s why I made the decision." Brown also confirmed that Okafor likely won't play Monday in Charlotte and Wednesday in Boston, as the 76ers don't want to risk an injury. According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, the Bulls, Pelicans, Blazers and Nuggets are all interested in the big man. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 6:23 am
  • Report: Jahlil Okafor could sit next 2 games
    Jahlil Okafor could be held out for the next two games prior to the All-Star break "due to ongoing trade talks" according to Philly reporter Keith Pompey.

    Advice: This would rule him out for Monday's game vs. the Hornets and Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics. Okafor was a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. the Heat because the 76ers are actively trying to move him, and Keith Smith of Real GM is reporting that the Pelicans, Bulls, Blazers and Lakers all have interest. The 76ers don't want to risk an injury, so that is why Okafor is being held out. With Joel Embiid (knee) on the shelf, Nerlens Noel and Richaun Holmes will likely split the center minutes in the next two games. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:39 pm
  • Nikola Jokic only scores 27 points in loss
    Nikola Jokic scored 27 points during a 125-109 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, adding 13 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: While it wasn't a 40-point explosion like Friday at MSG, this is still a terrific line. Besides his ridiculous passing, Jokic has been one of the most efficient shooters among bigs. He's turned in a wonderful 59.3 effective field goal percentage on his jumpers over his last 11 games, which helped him get to a 65.8 true shooting percentage. Jokic is getting close to Karl-Anthony Towns territory in reality and in fantasy, and both have been top-10 players in their last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 7:26 pm
  • Blake Griffin drops a 20-12-8 line in win
    Blake Griffin scored 20 points in a 107-102 win over the Hornets on Saturday, adding 12 rebounds, eight assists and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: After an 11-point first quarter, Blake did not score in the second and didn't score again until 3:00 was left in the third quarter. He also picked up his eighth assist with 5:37 left in the third quarter, so Griffin probably should've had his second triple-double of the week -- he had one against the Raptors on Monday. BG is cooking with gas right now and is back to his early-round ways as the focal point of the offense. He's also on the table for DFS on any given night these days. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 5:04 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores 20 points vs. Clippers
    Frank Kaminsky started at center during a 107-102 loss to the Clippers on Saturday, scoring 20 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It looked like Kaminsky was in for a rough day with a foul in the first 20 seconds of this game. However, it was DeAndre Jordan getting into foul trouble with Kaminsky doing a solid job against the All-Star. After this game and the game against Rudy Gobert last Saturday, coach Steve Clifford seems to have some confidence in Frank at the five. Cody Zeller (quad) shouldn't miss more than a couple games, so Kaminsky is only a short-term add. He is trending up and could also get some backup five minutes once Zeller is healthy. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:51 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) could play Wednesday
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) could return on Wednesday vs. Detroit according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: The timetables for Bogut have been all over the place but there's still a good chance that he will be held out until the All-Star break -- Carlise gave him a 25 percent chance of playing before the break. He's a trade candidate and the Mavs may want to show teams that he's healthy, so that might be the thinking here if he plays Wednesday. To be clear, his minutes will be limited and he's not worth the trouble. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:30 pm
  • Joel Embiid (knee) has minor meniscus tear
    Joel Embiid (knee) has a "very minor" tear in his meniscus in his left knee, according to general manager Bryan Colangelo.

    Advice: He is still only day-to-day and Colangelo said that players play through minor meniscus tears a lot. This is not expected to require surgery and this minor tear was found back on Jan. 20. That means Embiid did play through this injury back on Jan. 27 against the Rockets on national TV. Embiid also admitted on Saturday that he is not healthy, so this injury will almost certainly hold him out until the All-Star break. Until then, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor should split the minutes at the five. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 4:27 pm
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  • Frank Kaminsky starting vs. DeAndre Jordan
    Frank Kaminsky will start at center for Cody Zeller (quad) against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Kaminsky has dealt with some tough matchups at center. He started against Rudy Gobert and Brook Lopez in the last week, so starting against DeAndre Jordan isn't a huge deal. He'll be a viable DFS play today and a stream. Zeller could miss a couple more games, so he's worth a look for his short-term boost. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 12:29 pm
  • Joel Embiid: I'm not healthy
    Joel Embiid (knee) said on Saturday that he's not healthy.

    Advice: "I think my [left] knee [has a] bone bruise," Embiid said. "It's been on and off working out. It swells up a little bit, and then it kind of slows down." Embiid also said missing time has nothing to do with the 76ers tanking. The "get off my lawn" folks can probably get on Embiid for dancing shirtless on stage at a Meek Mill concert on Friday, but dancing and playing basketball at the highest level are two different things. For now, expect Embiid to sit out until the break. Jahlil Okafor will start while Nerlens Noel backs him up. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 11:53 am
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  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Chandler injured his ankle in the second quarter of Friday night's game and was unable to return. He will not travel with the team in order to stay back in Phoenix and get treatment. Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's contest but will available to play on Saturday. He will likely split minutes with Alan Williams, who played well on Friday. Williams tallied 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes. Marquese Chriss could also see a few extra minutes at center. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 10:30 am
  • Hornacek unhappy with Porzingis' defense
    Coach Jeff Hornacek let it be known he was unhappy with Kristaps Porzingis' defense on Friday night.

    Advice: Porzingis got annihilated by Nikola Jokic, who scored 40 points and looked like he barely broke a sweat. "He should be quicker than [Jokic]," Hornacek said of KP’s defensive troubles. "He might get overpowered at some point, but a lot of shots, he just lined ’em up. If our guys think that’s a challenged shot, we need to redefine what that is." Porzingis' offensive output has also dipped over the last six weeks. In his last 13 games, KP is averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 43.4 percent from the floor and 25.9 percent from 3-point territory. KP is still returning fourth-round value on the season. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 8:08 am
  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) doubtful for Saturday
    Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets

    Advice: Chandler sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of Friday's night's win over the Bulls and did not return to the game. In fact, speaking with reporters after the game, coach Earl Watson didn't sound optimistic that Chandler would even travel to Houston. Alex Len was suspended for Friday night's contest but will be back on Saturday. Also, Alan Williams played very well off the Phoenix bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 6:32 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 22 in return
    DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension on Friday vs. the Hawks and scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: He hit a tough layup late and helped the Kings rally back from a 22-point deficit. He hit 8-of-13 free throws and 2-of-8 triples, adding 11 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in 32 minutes. His fantasy owners will be relieved to know that he didn't pick up a technical foul tonight, as he will receive a one-game suspension for every two additional technicals moving forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:41 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 42 points in win vs. MIN
    Anthony Davis scored 42 points during a 122-106 win in Minnesota on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He bounced back nicely from a 12-point dud against Rudy Gobert on Wednesday. Davis picked up his 750th block of his career to become the fourth-youngest player to hit that mark. He also had his sixth 40-point scoring game and hit double digits in the first quarter for the 23rd time this season. After a showdown with fellow Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns today, he'll get another one against DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:34 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 36 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 36 points during a 122-106 loss to the Pelicans on Friday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: That makes it nine straight games with at least 23 points with four 33-plus games in that mix as well. Towns has seen his usage rate rise to 30.0 in the last four games without Zach LaVine while his efficiency has been elite at 71.0 true shooting percentage. The KAT is on the prowl as the top player in standard leagues over his last dozen games. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 10:13 pm
  • Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not return
    Tyson Chandler (sprained right ankle) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, and while the Suns ruled him out pretty quickly, we can't really speculate on the severity at this point. As previously mentioned, the Suns are going to be cautious whenever they can since they aren't playing for a playoff spot. Alex Len is suspended for this game, but he's worth a speculative add if you need a big. For tonight, P.J. Tucker started the second half and Marquese Chriss shifted to center, so we could see Alan Williams get some minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 8:55 pm
  • Superstar Nikola Jokic scores career-high 40
    Nikola Jokic put on a show at Madison Square Garden during 131-123 win on Friday, scoring a career-high 40 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The World's Most Famous Arena was just another venue for Big Honey and his coach gave him some major props after the game. "We’re ready to proclaim that Nikola Jokić is a star," coach Mike Malone said. Jokic continues to drop dimes and he torched the Knicks with his jumper in this matchup against Kristaps Porzingis. "Every matchup is a good matchup. I like to play against the best in the league," Jokic said. It won't be long until Jokic is considered as one of the best in the league, and he's already one of the most fun players to watch. He'll face LeBron James and co. on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 7:36 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez only gets nine minutes
    Willy Hernangomez played just nine minutes off the bench against the Nuggets on Friday with 12 points and four rebounds.

    Advice: Kyle O'Quinn was playing well today to take most of the bench center minutes, but that's still some really nice output from Hernangomez. O'Quinn likely won't be this effective his next time out, so Hernangomez's owners shouldn't worry too much about the light playing time. Plus, the Kristaps Porzingis at center experiment didn't work out in this loss. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 6:50 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis gets the start at C
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was the first start at center in his career and it was a night to forget on the defensive end. This lineup probably won't stick for the Knicks after giving up 131 today. Coach Jeff Hornacek liked the idea in December, but he hasn't used Porzingis nearly as much at the five up until today -- he also played more four today, as well. The Unicorn just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 6:46 pm
  • Jared Sullinger to the D-League
    Jared Sullinger was assigned to the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: He's likely going to be right back up for Sunday's game against the Pistons. Sullinger doesn't look to be in game shape and isn't in the rotation right now. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 2:46 pm
  • Joel Embiid (knee) ruled out for Saturday
    Joel Embiid (left knee contusion) will not play against the Heat on Saturday night.

    Advice: After the home game on Saturday, the 76ers are on the road for Monday and Wednesday. Chances are we might not see The Process until after the All-Star Game -- he probably won't be playing in the Rising Stars game. Jahlil Okafor will get at least one more start to show his trade value while Nerlens Noel backs him up. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 12:38 pm
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  • Blake Griffin excelling as a playmaker
    Blake Griffin has been asked to be more of a playmaker with Chris Paul (thumb) sidelined and Griffin has delivered.

    Advice: "I don’t think it’s really about getting the ball more," Griffin said. "I think it’s just about trusting the offense. I’m figuring out different ways we can score while CP is still out, figuring out how to better serve the offense." Griffin has been a beast over the Clippers last five games, averaging 28.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals. He should continue stuffing the stat sheet at a prolific rate, including racking up five-plus assists per night, while CP3 is recovering. Rotoworld.com Feb 10, 7:15 am
  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring) gets PRP treatment
    Andrew Bogut (hamstring) received PRP treatment and is likely going to be out through the All-Star break.

    Advice: Not many NBA players have received more PRP injections than Bogut, so this is nothing new for him. He will likely have a minutes cap on him for the rest of the season and he may also be on the trade block. Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell will fill in while Dorian Finney-Smith also indirectly benefits. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 6:48 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores nine in loss to Rockets
    Frank Kaminsky moved back to the bench with Cody Zeller back in action on Thursday and had nine points, three rebounds and a steal on 3-of-9 shooting in 20 minutes.

    Advice: However, Zeller went down again with quad soreness and if he's going to miss time, Kaminsky could be back in the starting lineup for the next one. Kaminsky, Marvin Williams and Miles Plumlee all played some center tonight, so we'll have to see what Zeller's status is going forward. If he's out, Kaminsky becomes a decent fantasy option, especially in DFS. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 6:27 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky back to the bench
    Frank Kaminsky will move back to the bench against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: He fared well in the starting lineup as the center and may have earned more minutes there in the second unit. Kaminsky still needs to be more efficient and add other stats, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 3:48 pm
  • Joel Embiid (knee) out Thursday
    Joel Embiid (knee) won't be with the 76ers on Thursday vs. the Magic, as he's scheduled to work out instead.

    Advice: Embiid hasn't played since Jan. 27, but he is "coming along fine," according to 76ers coach Brett Brown. "Nobody needs to worry that there's anything deeper than that. We're just moving slowly and trying to move wisely. It is taking so long because we are erring on extreme caution. It shouldn't be read into anything's wrong. It isn't. There's no conspiracy theory going on." The 76ers built some momentum in January and they were likely contemplating a playoff push for a bit, but they have now lost seven out of their last eight games and you could argue that they are back in tank mode. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 7:43 am
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  • Andrew Bogut (hamstring strain) out Thursday
    Andrew Bogut (right hamstring strain) will not play on Thursday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This will be his sixth game in a row on the shelf and coach Rick Carlisle hinted that the big man may be held out until the All-Star break along with Deron Williams (toe) and J.J. Barea (leg). Dirk Nowitzki will continue to start at center with Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri relieving him off the bench. Rotoworld.com Feb 9, 7:04 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 29 points vs. TOR
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 29 points during a 112-109 win over the Raptors on Wednesday, adding 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was 13-of-13 from the line to set his career high for most free throws without a miss in a game -- the 13 makes are also the second most he's had in his career. In Towns' last 11 games, he's averaged 29.2 points, 11.8 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.7 blocks, 1.3 treys and 2.4 turnovers on 59.3 percent from the field and 80.8 percent from the line. Care to guess who No. 1 is over that span for standard leagues? You bet. It's KAT. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 11:01 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis w/ 10-of-19 FGs for 27 pts
    Kristaps Porzingis sank 10-of-19 shots with four 3-pointers to finish Wednesday's home loss with 27 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: KP could have had an even bigger line, but he was mired in foul trouble vs. Blake Griffin tonight. Even so, the 27 points are his highest since mid-December, and it's a great sign that he's moved past his persistent Achilles injury. The Knicks have fallen 3.5 games out of the playoff race, but as long as he's healthy that shouldn't lead to shut-down talk for the 21-year-old Porzingis. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 10:53 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez quiet in 20 minutes Wed
    Willy Hernangomez grabbed nine rebounds with four assists on Wednesday, but he scored only five points (0-of-3 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs) in 20 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (hamstring) was out tonight and he's already listed as doubtful for Friday. There's a chance the Knicks will just shut him down through the All-Star break, but either way Hernangomez is here to stay. He's making it hard for coach Jeff Hornacek to limit his minutes, even though he's coming off the bench, and he should fare better vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 10:51 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores season-high 32 points
    Blake Griffin scored a season-high 32 points during Wednesday's 119-115 win vs. the Knicks, sinking 11-of-23 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Blake's 32 points were the most by any Clippers player this season, and he's obviously got his legs under him after a lengthy layoff. He rounded out his line tonight with eight boards, five assists, two steals and zero turnovers, and he even hit 2-of-3 shots from downtown. Owners who waited out his injury are being richly rewarded for their patience. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 10:45 pm
  • Anthony Davis gets shut down vs. Jazz
    Anthony Davis made just 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a season-high six blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Don't spit in the wind, don't tug on Superman's cape and don't play centers against the Jazz in DFS. Davis' four makes were all dunks and that was it. He was coming in fairly hot and he's also been healthy, so his owners can just throw this one out. He gets a much better matchup against the Wolves on Friday. Davis did tie Rudy Gobert for the lead in blocks per game with 2.5 per outing. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 9:28 pm
  • Nikola Jokic posts 18/15/3 with two triples
    Nikola Jokic navigated foul trouble to finish Wednesday's loss in Atlanta with 18 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Jokic was relatively quiet in his two previous games, but his averages as a starting center speak for themselves -- 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 three-pointers. He's relegated Jusuf Nurkic to DNP-CD status, and is rolling along as a top-10 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 9:00 pm
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