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  • Courtney Lee, Noah don't practice Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (illness) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Lee has been too ill to be able to fly in to New York to rejoin the team, but he's still expecting him to be available for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs. Noah, tweaked his hamstring just before the break and has already been ruled out for Thursday's game, so this isn't at all surprising. In the off-chance that Lee can't give it a go on Thursday, Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings would likely pickup most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com 33 minutes ago
  • Report: Houston interested in Iman Shumpert
    The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in Iman Shumpert.

    Advice: Cleveland has made it clear that Shumpert can be had for the right price, and with Houston reportedly shopping for a guy in the $10-12 million salary range, Shumpert fits the bill. It's unclear what Houston would need to give up in order to make this deal a reality, but with Cleveland looking for another playmaker, perhaps the Rockets could put together a package featuring Tyler Ennis and some other guys to get a deal done. Shumpert would lose all his value in Houston. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
  • Lamar Patterson head back to the D-League
    Lamar Patterson's second 10-day contract with the Hawks has expired, so he's headed back to the D-League.

    Advice: Patterson wasn't able to snag a rest of season deal with the Hawks, so now he'll try and find another 10-day contract with another team. He belongs on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:38 am
  • Dallas not discussing Williams deal w/ Utah?
    The Mavs reportedly have not had any discussions with the Jazz regarding a Deron Williams deal.

    Advice: With a plethora of point guards already on the roster, Utah going after a guy like Williams just doesn't make much sense. That being said, Williams' name has come up in a few trade rumors, so deep league GMs may want to consider stashing away Yogi Ferrell as we approach deadline day. Williams will likely lose value outside of Dallas. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
  • Report: Phil Jackson is a fan of Ricky Rubio
    Phil Jackson is reportedly a fan of Ricky Rubio.

    Advice: According to David Aldridge, Tom Thibodeau is "not really enamored" with Ricky Rubio right now, and he feels Derrick Rose would be an "upgrade" at the point guard position, which is a pretty fascinating take. A straight up Rose-Rubio swap would work under the cap guidelines, and with Thibs reportedly making a strong push for Rose, this is certainly a deal we could see go down on deadline day. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:29 am
  • Afflalo (hamstring) goes through practice
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Afflalo left Wednesday's game early with right glute/hamstring stiffness, but he's had nearly a week off to get healthy. Afflalo could be moved at the deadline because his contract isn't guaranteed for the 2017-18 season, but he's not worth stashing in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) goes through practice
    Ty Lawson (groin) was able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's 100 percent and will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets after a four-game absence. Darren Collison could be moved prior to the deadline, so be ready to give Lawson a look if the Kings find a trade partner. Lawson is just a stash for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:37 pm
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  • Jazz interested in acquiring Deron Williams?
    According to ESPN, the Jazz are interested in trading for Deron Williams at the deadline.

    Advice: The Mavs aren't going anywhere and Williams is on an expiring contract, so his asking price should be relatively low. The Jazz haven't gotten much production out of Shelvin Mack or Dante Exum, and they have even tried Alec Burks as their backup PG for stretches. Williams would lose a lot of value in Utah and would surely come off the bench behind George Hill, so this potential move would be bad news for his fantasy owners. On the flip side, Yogi Ferrell would get a significant bump in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:35 pm
  • ESPN: Wizards interested in Shabazz Muhammad
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Wizards have expressed interest in Shabazz Muhammad.

    Advice: The Wizards were in hot pursuit of Lou Williams, but he was just traded to the Rockets. The Wizards are looking to upgrade their bench at the deadline and Muhammad has been shopped by the Wolves in the past. The swingman would have a limited role off the bench behind Otto Porter if he was moved to Washington, so there's no stash appeal here. The 24-year-old wing is averaging 9.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 3-pointers in 19.6 minutes for the Wolves this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:17 pm
  • HOU sends Corey Brewer and 1st rounder to LAL
    The Rockets will send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for Lou Williams.

    Advice: The Lakers are clearly rebuilding and probably have no use for Brewer, as this trade was all about securing another first-round pick. If Brewer isn't waived by the Lakers, he will provide some depth off the bench behind Brandon Ingram. He's shooting 23.4 percent from deep this season and is not a fantasy pickup. With Williams gone, it makes sense for fantasy owners to add Jordan Clarkson. D'Angelo Russell will also get a nice bump. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:45 pm
  • Courtney Lee (illness) misses practice
    Courtney Lee (illness) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lee still has another 48 hours before Thursday's game vs. the Cavaliers, but we should know more about his status after Wednesday's practice. If Lee is unable to play, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday will benefit the most. Through the first seven games of February, Lee averaged 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.6 triples. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday
    Updating a previous report, Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered a minor groin injury that forced him out of the final game heading into the All-Star break, but he practiced in full on Tuesday and he'll be back in action on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • C.J. Watson (Achilles) headed for an MRI
    C.J. Watson (sore right Achilles) was not able to practice on Tuesday and he's expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is concerning given that Watson had the entire All-Star break to rest up, but we'll wait for the MRI results before making any speculation on a timetable. Orlando's first game after the break comes Thursday vs. Portland, and if Watson can't give it a go, we could see Elfrid Payton back in the starting five with D.J. Augustin logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Beverley (groin) expected to play Thursday
    Mike D'Antoni said that Patrick Beverley (groin) is "fine" and he expects him to be good to go for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered the minor groin strain during Houston's final game heading into the break, but he's had plenty of time to rest up and his owners can plan on having him available on Thursday night. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • Report: Thibodeau pushing for Rose trade
    Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau is reportedly making a push to strike a deal for Derrick Rose.

    Advice: Thibs reported infatuation with Rose is a bit strange, but it does sound like a trade between New York and Minnesota involving Rose and Ricky Rubio could be brewing. This is a situation we'll be monitoring closely as the deadline approaches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Report: Teams inquiring about Caldwell-Pope
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has reportedly received a lot of interest around the league.

    Advice: KCP is one of Stan Van Gundy's favorites, so it's unlikely that another team out there will be able to match the asking price. Reggie Jackson or Andre Drummond could be moved, though. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Report: P.J. Tucker highly coveted around NBA
    The Suns have reportedly received inquiries regarding the availability of P.J. Tucker from the Raptors, Celtics, Wizards, Clippers, Hawks and Jazz.

    Advice: Tucker is very likely to be moved at the deadline, and in terms of fantasy value, Los Angeles and Atlanta look like the best potential destinations as he would assuredly lose value with any of the other aforementioned teams. T.J. Warren could see a nice boost in value if the Suns don't bring back another wing, so he's someone to consider stashing away ahead of the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Report: Chris Paul to re-sign with Clippers
    Basketball Insiders is reporting that Chris Paul and the Clippers have already "verbally agreed" to signing a new, long-term contract this summer.

    Advice: CP3 has a player option of $24.3 million for the 2017-18 season. He is expected to opt out this summer and then sign a new, five-year deal worth north of $200 million. Paul turns 32 in May, so inking to him to a massive, long-term contract is somewhat risky, as he will be making over $30 million annually during his age-35 and age-36 seasons. However, he is still playing at a very high level and his game is not overly dependent on athleticism, so he will likely age better than other comparable point guards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:24 am
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  • ESPN: Wolves inquire about Derrick Rose
    According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Wolves have inquired about the availability of Derrick Rose.

    Advice: The Wolves are "among several teams" to reach out to the Knicks regarding a potential Rose deal, but it's not clear what Minnesota is offering. Rose will be a free agent this summer, so the Knicks will have to keep their asking price down. Rose played seven seasons under coach Tom Thibodeau, so he should be able to hit the ground running if he was moved to Minnesota. However, unless Ricky Rubio is part of the proposed deal, Rose would lose a lot of fantasy value on the Wolves. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:40 pm
  • P.J. Tucker the 'most likely' to be moved?
    Zach Lowe of ESPN is reporting that P.J. Tucker is the "most likely" to be traded by the Suns at the deadline.

    Advice: Phoenix is taking calls on "most" of their veterans and that surely includes Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight, but Tucker will likely draw the most interest because of his cheap expiring contract. Previous reports have indicated that the Suns are holding out for a first-round pick, but that seems a bit ambitious. The Raptors, Clippers and Celtics have all been linked to Tucker in recent days, but a trade would shatter his fantasy value and open the door for T.J. Warren to have a consistent role with minutes in the 30s. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:50 pm
  • Report: Arron Afflalo is available
    Arron Afflalo is available in trade talks as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

    Advice: The Kings are in rebuild mode after moving on from DeMarcus Cousins, so it seems like a no-brainer for them to shop the veteran SG. Afflalo's contract for the 2017-18 season isn't guaranteed, so any team that has interest in acquiring him will likely view him as a one-season rental. To be clear, there's no reason to stash Afflalo in most formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:52 am
  • Report: Celtics interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Celtics have reportedly expressed "deep interest" in P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: Tucker would add some solid depth to the Celtics, but his playing time would take a substantial hit in Boston, so Tucker owners should be hoping that he remains in Phoenix past the deadline. There have been more than a few trade rumors regarding Tucker, though, so him remaining with the Suns is far from a certainty. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:06 pm
  • Windhorst thinks Shumpert could be traded
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said dealing away Iman Shumpert could be a "type of trade" the Cavs may be interested in making this week.

    Advice: To be very clear here, Windhorst and the radio host said "this is not a report" multiple times, so this is just an opinion from the plugged-in guy in Cleveland. Windhorst said a possible trade for Alec Burks and Shelvin Mack could make sense. The reasoning on this is Kyle Korver catching fire and also J.R. Smith coming back for the playoffs. Again, to be clear, this is just an opinion, but just keep that in mind if the Cavs are looking to make a 2-for-1 deal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:32 am
  • Derrick Rose viewed as a trade target
    Multiple teams view Derrick Rose as a potential trade target, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

    Advice: While Carmelo Anthony rumors continue to swirl, ESPN reports that Rose is attracting some attention from other teams in need of point guard help. Rose has been putting up impressive numbers of late. Over the Knicks last four games, Rose is averaging 19.0 points (on 57.9 percent shooting), 5.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds. If he is traded, his fantasy value would likely take a hit, as Rose would probably see fewer minutes and a reduced usage rate on a new team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:38 am
  • Rockets confident Beverley's injury is minor
    The Rockets are confident Pat Beverley's groin strain is not serious, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: Beverley did not return from his groin strain in the first half on Wednesday, which allowed Corey Brewer to start the third quarter. There doesn't appear to be any further evaluation scheduled beyond what he had Wednesday night, so he will likely be ready to roll after the All-Star break. For now, there's little reason to speculative add Brewer or Sam Dekker. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:31 pm
  • P.J. Tucker plays through tweaked back
    P.J. Tucker played through a back issue on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with three boards and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room after falling into the camera area, but the fact that he returned to a game that the Suns won by 36 points is a great sign. He also gets a full week of rest during the All-Star break. Tucker is going to draw some interest at the deadline, but his owners won't miss him too much if he's dealt to a contender. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Derrick Rose hits 11-of-21 shots, scores 25
    Derrick Rose stayed hot on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-21 shots for 25 points, but it wasn't enough to avoid a road loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rose heads into the All-Star break on an upswing, having averaged 19.0 points on 33-of-57 shooting (57.9 percent) in his past four games. He rounded out tonight's line with seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes, which is all his owners can ask for. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Ricky Rubio held to six points
    Ricky Rubio was held to six points on 1-of-5 shooting vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding five assists, three boards, three steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: Rubio is now 0-of-6 from deep in his last two games, but he was shooting 42 percent in the 12 games prior to Feb. 14 and coach Tom Thibodeau is encouraging him to keep firing away. "He’s regained confidence and he’s put a lot of work into it," Thibodeau said of Rubio's 3-point shot. "He shoots a lot, he’s comfortable, he’s found a good rhythm, and I think the way teams are playing us right now, it’s the right play." Rubio's value has been on the rise since the new year, but his owners will have to wait anxiously to see what the Wolves do with him at the trade deadline on Feb. 23. For now, expect his value to be safe. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Arron Afflalo out for game, Barnes starts 3Q
    Arron Afflalo is out for the remainder of the game on Wednesday with right glute/hamstring stiffness.

    Advice: Matt Barnes started the second half for Afflalo. The team saying that Afflalo is only dealing with stiffness suggests the time off should help him get over this issue. It has also been called precautionary. Afflalo finished with four points and two assists in 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Corey Brewer starts 2nd half w/ Beverley out
    Corey Brewer started the second half on Wednesday following Pat Beverley's exit with a groin injury.

    Advice: Brewer finished with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes tonight. He might get a boost if Bev's injury doesn't heal during the break, but that's not a given. Even without Beverley to start the season, Brewer did nothing to recommend himself outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope bounces back
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope bounced back on Wednesday vs. Dallas, scoring 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: This was a welcome sight for KCP's owners after he was limited to seven points on 2-of-10 shooting vs. the Bucks on Monday. He added five rebounds, one assist and two triples in tonight's win, and his outlook is safe as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline -- KCP isn't going anywhere and he's eyeing a massive contract extension with Detroit this summer. Keep rolling him out there for his triples and steals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) returns to the game
    P.J. Tucker returned to the game in the third quarter on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Suns have this game in the bag, so Tucker returning with a 20-plus scoring lead is a great sign. He's fine. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 12 points
    Deron Williams scored 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was his first time eclipsing the 30-minute mark since Jan. 20, so it's a safe bet that he's over both his toe issue and illness. He really struggled tonight against a Detroit team that has been torched by opposing point guards all season, but he did salvage his poor shooting line by adding six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples. D-Will should be owned, but his owners will be hoping that he doesn't join a contender at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • P.J. Tucker (back) questionable to return
    P.J. Tucker (back) suffered a lower back contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: He fell into the camera area and limped to the locker room. Tucker was up-ended by the cameraman and landed on the area near his hip. If he can't return, we'll see more Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return
    Patrick Beverley (left groin) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He may have tweaked it on a drive to the basket and came out after that. Beverley did have a minor groin injury in 2015, but this isn't a chronic issue for him. If the break isn't a long enough time to get healthy, there could be more minutes for Corey Brewer and Sam Dekker. Brewer started the second half. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:17 pm
  • C.J. Watson (sore Achilles) out for game
    C.J. Watson (sore right Achilles) will not return on Wednesday against the Spurs.

    Advice: It is just soreness for Watson and nothing really looked too bad during the game. He'll have the All-Star break to get right. Elfrid Payton started the third quarter for this game, but D.J. Augustin should play a lot with this game headed to garbage time. Watson finished with four points, three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:23 pm
  • Ty Lawson (groin) ruled out against Warriors
    Ty Lawson (groin) has been ruled out against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means it will be the Darren Collison show in what should be an up-tempo matchup. Collison is playing his best ball at the right time and will be a very popular DFS option this evening. Lawson should be back after the break, but Colllison should still be owned in all leagues. Daily Slant: With Lawson out again tonight, Darren Collison sets up as an elite $/point play considering he should see all the court time he can handle. DeMarcus Cousins is clearly going to dominate usage in Sacramento, but even so it'll be tough for Collison to disappoint with roughly 40 minutes on the floor. Ben McLemore and Aaron Afflalo also figure to see minutes between 30-35, but neither offer much in the way of $/point upside against GS. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:10 pm
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  • Iman Shumpert scores nine in return to action
    Iman Shumpert returned from a three-game absence due to a sprained ankle on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't great and didn't play particularly well, but he gave the Cavs solid minutes and his team got the win. He is a warrior when it comes from overcoming injuries and while it's great to see him back, the emergence of Kyle Korver is probably not going to do any favors for his fantasy value. Shumpert's a borderline player to own right now, mainly because of Korver, who played 27 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 16 assists in loss
    Ricky Rubio hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points, but also had eight rebounds, 16 assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Rubio got off to a very slow start this season but has been rolling. He double-doubled in three of his previous four games coming into this one and has hit double digits in assist in 12 of his last 18 games. He's also scored in double digits in six of his eight February games, so congratulations if you hung onto him through the early dark period of his season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) won't play Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was initially a game-time call, so there's a chance he could play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors. With Lawson out, Darren Collison will log all the minutes he can handle and Ben McLemore gets a nice bump as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:31 pm
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  • Ty Lawson (adductor) a game-time decision
    Ty Lawson (adductor) will be a game-time call for Tuesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Lawson has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and it might make more sense for Sacramento to just withhold him from tonight's game in order to give him some extra rest heading into the break. Ben McLemore should draw another start if Lawson is out, and he'd be on the radar as a 3-point streamer or DFS punt play. Stay tuned.Daily Slant: If Lawson isn't able to play tonight, Darren Collison will become an even safer DFS target while Ben McLemore will also become a stronger tournament target. DeMarcus Cousins' usage sits a shade under 40% with Gay, Temple and Lawson off the floor this year, but it's Collison and McLemore that follow him with usage rates around 20% among the regulars. While Collison is already locked into big minutes given injuries, McLemore would also likely play 30+ minutes without Lawson. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:43 am
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  • Iman Shumpert starting, Liggins to the bench
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending DeAndre Liggins back to the bench.

    Advice: "He is the bionic man," Lue said about Shumpert's ability to recover from injuries. "He heals fast." Shumpert was a full participant during shootaround, and there's been no word of a minutes limit, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a 3-point and steals streamer. Liggins is irrelevant. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:36 am
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This is a bit surprising, as Shump acknowledged over the weekend that he might be forced to sit out through the All-Star break. DeAndre Liggins, who started in place of Shumpert on Saturday, will get bumped back to the bench. Shump's return could eat into the minutes of Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:49 am
  • P.J. Tucker grabs 16 rebounds in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: He logged 33 minutes and continues to be a workhorse for coach Earl Watson off the bench. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and added one assist, one steal and one triple, but he's cooled off lately and is averaging 6.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning if you need steals, but a trade is a strong possibility and that could crush his value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Ty Lawson (adductor) questionable Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (adductor) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he remains day-to-day. Darren Collison will have another massive workload in front of him if Lawson sits, while Ben McLemore will try to stay hot after scoring 16.6 points per game over his last three. We'll have an update after shootaround. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
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  • Kentavious Caldewll-Pope hits 2-of-10 shots
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit just 2-of-10 shots for seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of Monday's 102-89 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: KCP went off for 38 points on 12-of-18 shooting on Feb. 1, but it's been a bit of a struggle ever since. He's scored in single digits in four of his last eight games and has hit just 24-of-78 shots over his last seven games. That's 31 percent shooting for those of you scoring at home, and while KCP's still worth owning, he's clearly struggling with his shot right now, despite getting 34 minutes a night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • C.J. Watson quiet in 17 minutes Monday
    C.J. Watson was quiet in another start on Monday, finishing a road victory with five points on 2-of-6 shooting, one 3-pointer and one assist in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Elfrid Payton logged 31 minutes off the bench and D.J. Augustin played 15 minutes. Watson's starting gig is tenuous, given Frank Vogel's penchant for mixing things up, and he's only worth considering in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Deron Williams ejected from Monday's game
    Deron Williams (illness) was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Celtics after picking up two technical fouls.

    Advice: He played 13 minutes and was ejected right before halftime, but there was a chance he wasn't going to play in the second half anyways because of his illness and toe injury. Yogi Ferrell will pick up the slack the rest of the night. D-Will finished with two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:42 pm
  • Deron Williams (illness) will start Monday
    Deron Williams (illness) is starting vs. the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He's still under the weather and there's a strong possibility that the Mavs will monitor his minutes once again tonight -- he played just 16 minutes vs. the Magic on Saturday and didn't see the floor in the second half. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Deron Williams (illness) a game-time decision
    Deron Williams (illness) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with Boston.

    Advice: Williams wasn't able to go through shootaround, but Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Williams will be able to play on Monday. We likely won't get our next update until just prior to tip-off, but if Williams can't give it a go, Yogi Ferrell would more than likely slide back into the starting five and he'd be someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:08 pm
  • Deron Williams (illness) questionable Monday
    Deron Williams (illness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He did not go through the morning shootaround which means he will be re-evaluated at the arena a couple hours before tip-off. Williams was likely going to have minute restrictions again anyways because of his toe, so his owners should have a backup plan ready for tonight. Expect a monster workload from Yogi Ferrell if D-Will is out. Rotoworld.com Feb 13, 9:44 am
  • Vogel: Magic starting lineup in flux again?
    Magic coach Frank Vogel suggested that he might tweak his starting lineup again after Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: "The bench unit the last two games has come in and created big deficits," Vogel said. "We went away from it early tonight, and it didn’t work. Coming back to the starters didn’t work. Maybe that group’s not a good fit, so we have to shuffle the deck again and figure it out again." C.J. Watson and Mario Hezonja are the most obvious candidates to be benched, but anything is possible with Vogel at the helm. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 9:29 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hits game winner
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points with two assists and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes in Sunday's 102-101 victory over the Raptors.

    Advice: KCP struggled with his shot tonight, going 8-of-22 from the field and 2-of-12 from beyond the arc, but sunk in a game-winning 3-pointer. The Pistons came in ranked 27th in 3-point percentage this season, and as a team they went just 8-of-31 from behind the arc tonight. These kind of cold streaks are to be expected from KCP, but fantasy owners should hang on to him, as he will eventually get it going. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 5:40 pm
  • Ty Lawson will not play on Sunday vs. NO
    Ty Lawson (adductor) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Lawson will miss his second consecutive game due to the injury. Darren Collison should see an increased role once again and play big minutes for the Kings. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 4:22 pm
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  • Ricky Rubio double-doubles with 17/11/6 line
    Ricky Rubio notched his second straight double-double on Sunday with 17 points and 11 assists, adding six rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves had lost five of their past six games, but they torched the injury-riddled Bulls tonight. Rubio stayed in the game late despite the lopsided score, and his playing time dwarfed the combined total of Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones (15 minutes). His name hasn't come up recently in trade rumors, despite the deadline being less than two weeks away. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 3:26 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) out through A.S. break?
    Iman Shumpert (sprained ankle) acknowledged that he might not return until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Probably the most swelling I've ever had on anything besides ACL and getting my knee drained," Shumpert said. "I would love to play before the All-Star break. I'm not trying to sit out, but I'm also not going to lie to to myself, try to push through something when it's not completely healed." The Cavs are likely to play it safe, with an eye on the playoffs, so owners should prepare for more DNPs from Shump. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 12:03 pm
  • Carlisle said it was 'easy' to start Williams
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said it was an easy decision to plug Deron Williams back into the starting lineup over Yogi Ferrell on Saturday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: "Because D-Will is a better player," Carlisle said. "Let's not forget how well he was playing before the injury. He was playing at close to All-Star caliber. ... Yogi's done a great job. The role he had tonight is a perfect role for him." Williams was limited to 16 minutes after returning from an eight-game absence, but played well with seven points, four assists, three steals and a triple. His minutes should ramp up against the Celtics on Monday and he's worth owning, but keep in mind that he will be a popular name at the trade deadline with the Cavaliers said to have some interest. Rotoworld.com Feb 12, 9:00 am
  • Patrick Beverley scores season-high 19 points
    Patrick Beverley scored a season-high 19 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's in a good offensive rhythm right now with three straight games scoring 14 or more. Beverley knows he's not the best point guard on his team and he compared his shooting guard role to the NBA's backup point guards. "I can't name a backup point guard better than me in the NBA," Beverley said. Pat-Bev has been very consistent all year as a mid-round player. Rotoworld.com Feb 11, 9:27 pm
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