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  • Derrick Rose (back) has no structural damage
    An MRI of Derrick Rose (back) revealed no structural damage.

    Advice: He is listed as day-to-day and is expected to travel with the Knicks for their upcoming road trip. Rose said he's dealt with fatigue in his side and legs, so the Knicks may opt to just give him a few days off. If he is going to miss more time, Brandon Jennings would get most of the run with Ron Baker behind him. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • Huertas moving to the bench
    Marcelo Huertas will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played a season-high 18 minutes off the bench on Monday night and could get over 20 tonight. Huertas has made just 29.2 percent from the field on the season, but his 2.7 dimes in 9.8 minutes per outing could be noteworthy. There's no need to add him almost anywhere and he remains a very risky DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:58 pm
  • Seth Curry doesn't have a target date
    Seth Curry (knee) doesn't have a specific timetable to return, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: This doesn't mean he's going to miss extended time. Curry went through morning shootraround and appears to be close to action. He has a good chance to play this weekend and is worth a pickup in competitive leagues. Jonathan Gibson and Justin Anderson should get a few extra minutes behind the starters. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:03 pm
  • Dragic, Ellington, McGruder & McBob starting
    Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat will have their version of the Nasty Nine with Derrick Williams, Udonis Haslem, Tyler Johnson and Willie Reed available off the bench. Dragic did have a minor shoulder injury, but he said he's fine and should see minutes in the upper 30s tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:36 pm
  • Delon Wright (shoulder) back on the court
    Delon Wright (shoulder) is back to doing on-court work.

    Advice: He is still targeting a return to game action on Jan. 1 and could get some time in the D-League. Wright may have to wait his turn for minutes and likely needs either Cory Joseph or Kyle Lowry to miss time to get playing time with the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:22 pm
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  • Brandon Jennings will start Wednesday vs. CLE
    Brandon Jennings will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavs, with Derrick Rose (back) unavailable.

    Advice: Per-36 minutes this season, Jennings is averaging 11.6 points, 8.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.7 triples per contest, so he's certainly on the radar as a potential DFS punt play or streamer option with a favorable matchup against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:17 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back) will not play vs. Cavs
    Derrick Rose (sore lower back) will be unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: He said he had back spasms on Tuesday, but also said his side, leg and everything was fatigued. He's also going to get an MRI to make sure everything is OK. Considering Rose's injury history and lengthy time to recover, he's likely looking at more games out of the lineup. Brandon Jennings should get a boost in playing time and is worth a look for his short-term boost. Ron Baker should also be in the rotation tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:15 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless not with the 76ers
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel with the team. The 76ers were listing Bayless as questionable last week for his wrist soreness, but they're ruling him out early for every game so far this week. Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start and get the lion's share of the PG minutes, so he's a hold in standard leagues until Bayless gets back on the court. T.J. McConnell will get the backup minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:46 pm
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  • Reggie Jackson will start Wednesday vs. CHA
    Reggie Jackson will start Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: There was some fear that Jackson would be rested on the second game of this back-to-back set, but he only played 18 minutes on Tuesday, so he should be closer to the mid-20s tonight. Go ahead and fire him up. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
  • Tyreke Evans still out for Thursday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) will not play against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: There was some optimism of Evans making his season debut this week, but the calf soreness last week has set him back. Once he's finally back, he'll likely have a minutes limit in the 15-20 range for quite some time. It'll likely be a good month or so until Evans is consistently contributing for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
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  • E'Twaun Moore (toe) questionable Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (toe) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Moore sat out Monday's game, and it's not a great sign that he's still being listed as questionable despite having just had a full three days off to rest up. We should have another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if he's out, Buddy Hield will have another opportunity to start with Langston Galloway flirting with 30 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
  • Report: Andrew Andrews headed overseas
    Andrew Andrews has reportedly agreed to a deal with Turkish basketball club Best Balikesir.

    Advice: The undrafted guard from the University of Washington was a training camp invite in Charlotte, but he got cut during the preseason. He'll look to make a name for himself overseas, but he can safely be ignored in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:03 am
  • Eric Bledsoe still working on his jumpers
    Eric Bledsoe said he's worked on his jumper all summer.

    Advice: "I know I can get to the rim," Bledsoe said. "Once I get [the jump shots] to fall, there’s going to be some problems." Bledsoe still only has a 41.5 effective field goal percentage on his shots on the season, but he's up to 48.5 eFG% in his last six. He's also been very busy over his last 10 with a team-high 29.1 usage rate in his 30.8 minutes per game. Expect plenty of big lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:32 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) out Wednesday vs. the Kings
    Seth Curry (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: With Curry and J.J. Barea (calf) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Deron Williams will likely see his minutes in the high-30s, with Devin Haris seeing close to 20 minutes off the bench. For now, we'll be considering Curry questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 am
  • Goran Dragic (shoulder) not on injury report
    Goran Dragic (shoulder stinger) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Dragic suffered a "shoulder stinger" during Tuesday's loss to the Knicks, but with Miami dealing with a massive amount of injuries, Dragic will fight through the pain. He dropped 29 points, seven dimes, four boards, two steals and four triples through 40 minutes of action on Tuesday night, and he'll again be heavily involved in Miami's attack tonight with the Heat banged up. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) out Wednesday vs. ORL
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

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

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

    Advice: "It calmed down. It’s just spasms. Usually when you have back spasms or back problems, it comes from somewhere else — it could be hamstring, it could be groin, could be something else," Rose said. "[Tuesday night], my right side, my right leg, everything was fatigued and kind of quit. [Wednesday] we'll be able to find out what it is." Rose appears to be headed for a game-time call, but if he's out, Brandon Jennings will likely draw the start and he'd be an option in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 am
  • Brandon Knight scores 15 w/ seven rebounds
    Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 6-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He didn't have any triples, blocks or steals, but added seven rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes. His playing time has been all over the place this season in his sixth man role behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, so his owners will be rooting for the Suns to trade him before the deadline. He's a low-end asset in standard leagues until his situation improves. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Reggie Jackson quiet in just 18 minutes
    Reggie Jackson started on Tuesday, but played just 18 minutes and hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, seven assists and two steals in a win over the Bulls.

    Advice: We're not sure why Stan Van Gundy is starting Jackson if his conditioning is still an issue, but whatever. Given his low minutes tonight, Jackson still has a chance to play on Wednesday against the Hornets. Jackson had 18 points and four assists in 23 minutes on Sunday, but wasn't nearly as exciting tonight. If you're still holding Ish Smith, it's probably wise to keep him until Jackson officially buries him - assuming that happens. And consider Jackson questionable for Wednesday night, given that he's only been back for two games, recovering from a knee and thumb injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Rajon Rondo quiet in return from suspension
    Rajon Rondo returned from a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team on Tuesday and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, two assists and a block in a 102-91 loss to Detroit.

    Advice: Rondo has apparently kissed and made up with the Bulls, but he's not been fun to own for the last few days. He failed to even show up against his arch enemy, Dallas, was then suspended for going after a coach, and then posted this lackluster dud tonight. Maybe he'll get it turned around against the Spurs on Thursday, but it's a shame he couldn't torch the Mavericks after last Friday's 15-11-12 triple-double. Instead, he nosedived into the side of a mountain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Goran Dragic goes off for 29 points, 7 dimes
    Goran Dragic feasted against the Knicks on Tuesday, dropping 29 points with seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and four triples.

    Advice: He also turned the ball over five times, but made up for it by shooting 11-of-17 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Dragic has been on fire since returning from his elbow injury, scoring 27 or more points in three out of his last five games. He's going to be a fantasy monster until reinforcements arrive. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Derrick Rose (back spasms) won't return
    Derrick Rose is dealing with back spasms and will not return to Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: He's yet to miss a game this season, but his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers is up in the air at this point. Rose finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals on 4-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes. The Knicks should provide an update after the game, but Brandon Jennings will be worth a look if we learn that Rose is in danger of missing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:22 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, Okafor doubtful for Thursday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) and Jahlil Okafor (stomach bug) are not expected to travel with the team to New Orleans for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Both of these guys will spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, and if Bayless can't give it a go Thursday, that'll be his sixth straight game on the sidelines and Okafor's third. Bayless is in danger of requiring season-ending surgery to correct his wrist injury, and he doesn't offer enough upside to hold onto in most scenarios. Sergio Rodriguez has been playing well as a starter, so he's worth a look as an assists specialist in standard leagues. Joel Embiid (rest) will be back in action on Thursday, so Okafor's absence won't mean much. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:02 pm
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  • Reggie Jackson will play around 23 mins Tues
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play around 23 minutes Tuesday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy said that the team will decide after tonight's game whether or not Jackson can play Wednesday vs. Charlotte, so owners can expect to get an update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. As for tonight's game, Jackson was able to put up 18 points and four assists in his previous outing, so season-long owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. The minutes limit does make Jackson an unattractive DFS option, though.

    RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The minutes restriction keeps Jackson out of potential DFS consideration - and it also makes Ish Smith unplayable - but there are still a few attractive options on the Detroit side. Tobias Harris will draw a Bulls defense that ranks 26th against opposing PFs, and with several punt PF plays on the board with bust potential, paying up a bit more for Harris makes a lot of sense in tournaments. Andre Drummond is also in play for tournaments at the center spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:17 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Wednesday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Monday that he didn't expect Curry to play Wednesday, so he's on the doubtful side of the questionable-tag, and owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, Deron Williams will see his playing time in the high-30s while Devin Harris will earn close to 20 minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doesn't practice Tues
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee) still on minutes limit
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will remain on a minutes restriction Tuesday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Prior to his season debut on Sunday, the Pistons plan was to limit Jackson to approximately five minutes per quarter. He ended up playing a total of 23 minutes, tallying 18 points and four assists. Coach Stan Van Gundy declined to reveal the plan for Tuesday night, but it is probably safe to assume Detriot will try to limit Jackson to approximately 25 minutes. He can safely be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tues.
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This will be the fifth straight game Bayless has missed due to the wrist issue. Sergio Rodriguez will once again start for the Sixers, with T.J. McConnel backing him up. Rodriguez has played well as a starter. Over his five games, he is averaging 12.6 points, 7.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 3-pointers and 1.8 assists. With only nine available players Tuesday night, Rodriguez and the rest of the healthy Sixers will see plenty of playing time, making S-Rod an intriguing DFS and streaming option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:54 am
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  • Seth Curry (right knee) out Monday vs. CHA
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets.

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

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

    Advice: The fact that we even have to rule him out suggests his return is getting closer. In fact, he likely would've played over the weekend if he didn't tweak his calf. It sounds like he could make an appearance sometime this week, but he may start slow because the Pelicans will likely limit him to 15 minutes right out of the gate. With that said, he's still a solid stash. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:42 am
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  • Seth Curry (knee sprain) is a game-time call
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is a game-time call against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he went through the morning shootaround which is always a good sign. He's day-to-day and should play a ton down the stretch for the tanking Mavs, so it's a good idea to hold him if you can in standard leagues. Deron Williams has played 30 or more minutes in the two games that Curry missed, while Devin Harris has been playing minutes in the teens. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 am
  • Rajon Rondo suspended for Monday's game
    Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

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

    Advice: Bayless hopes to avoid season-ending surgery, as he wants to see how his wrist responds to his recent platelet-rich plasma injection. With Bayless out, Sergio Rodriguez will draw another start and will be a nice source of assists, while T.J. McConnell will handle the backup duties. For now, Bayless is day-to-day and is only a hold in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:41 am
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  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) wants to keep playing
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) said that he wants to avoid season-ending surgery and that he will try to keep playing.

    Advice: "I'm going to try to play," Bayless said. "I want to play. I want to get to the point where I can play and not worry about it." He recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his wrist, so it will be interesting to see how his wrist responds in the coming weeks. He's currently listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nuggets, but he's just a deep-league hold until he proves he can play through the issue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:44 am
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  • Derrick Rose posts 20/6/6 in win vs. Kings
    Derrick Rose lit up the Kings on Sunday with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, six rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: D-Rose hasn't missed a game this season and he's starting to find his groove with the Knicks. In his previous eight games he was averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 5.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 0.6 triples -- crucially, he also made 44.9 percent FGs and 86.7 percent FTs during that stretch. We're always leery of his long-term health, but he should be in your lineups while he's running hot. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:32 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 19 points Sunday
    Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starts, logs 23 minutes Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore started at SG on Sunday and finished with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Moore was 5-of-11 from the field, while Anthony Davis was 14-of-32, but the other three starters were a combined 5-of-20 in tonight's road loss. The Pelicans' lineup is still in flux, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return, and Moore doesn't have much upside even if he does keep the starting SG job. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) debuts w/ 18 pts
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) looked sharp in his season debut on Sunday, posting 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four assists in just 23 minutes as a starter.

    Advice: The Pistons were limiting Jackson to around five minutes per quarter, a number that should slowly creep up in the coming weeks. He's obviously a must-own player now that he's back on the court, and he looked good enough tonight to activate in nearly all lineups. If you were relying on Ish Smith for assists this season, it's time to start monitoring the waiver wire for a promising pickup. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:34 pm
  • Reggie Jackson starting, Smith to the bench
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will start in his regular-season debut Sunday vs. the Magic, sending Ish Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Jackson won't play much more than 20 minutes tonight, so he's not a great DFS option, but he obviously should be activated in all season-long settings. Smith was just barely clinging to late-round value on the year as Detroit's starter, and his value is going to take a pretty massive hit once Jackson is fully up to speed, so owners may want to start perusing the waiver wire for his replacement. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond will join Jackson in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore starting, Frazier to the bench
    E'Twaun Moore will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

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

    Advice: Curry has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and his minutes have been divvied up between Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson, with Deron Williams logging around 30 minutes as a starter. It'll be more of the same if he can't give it a go Monday night. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:12 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee) will play Sunday
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He was listed as out on the pre-game notes, but the decision on his status was always up to Jackson. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Jackson will play 4-5 minutes per quarter, so he's looking at roughly 18-20 minutes of action if this holds up. The Pistons are going to ease him back into action, so DFS owners can't trust him right away. If you own Ish Smith, it makes sense to wait and see what happens over the next week before moving on. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:49 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) listed as out
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Game notes aren't 100 percent accurate and there's still an outside chance that R-Jax could be active Sunday. He returned to full practice last week and coach Stan Van Gundy said it's basically up to him when he wants to return. SVG did mention that his stamina will be an issue early on, so his workload should be limited right out of the gate. Regardless, he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:34 am
  • Brandon Knight scores 14 for Suns
    Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, one rebound, two assists, three turnovers and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:54 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 18 in full line
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He needs some help. Dragic is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting this week and should post early-round value in the short term as long as he can put up decent efficiency. Keep him rolling. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:16 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Marcelo Huertas gets in the rotation
    Marcelo Huertas played 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with two points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Well, the Lakers are running out of point guards. D'Angelo Russell (knee) is still out and Jose Calderon (hamstring) went down tonight. Considering Calderon's injury history, he's likely out for several games. Huertas would be a candidate to start and could see minutes in the low 20s until Russell comes back. He's only worth a look in deep leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless out for Saturday night
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) will not play Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: After missing the first 13 games, Bayless may have came back too soon last month and said he experienced soreness throughout his lone start of the season. He's had PRP treatment and is only day-to-day for now. Sergio Rodriguez will hold down the fort until Bayless is pain-free, so he'll have value until then. Bayless is a tough guy to stash until he's officially back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:59 pm
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  • Tyreke Evans officially out for Sunday
    Tyrele Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He's getting closer and he may have been able to play this weekend had he not had a calf issue. The Pelicans may be able to get him back in action this week, but he's fully expected to have a 15-minute limit for several games. He's going to be annoying to own for likely at least a month, but give him a look if you want to see if he can get it going. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:51 pm
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  • Tyreke Evans (leg) not expected to play Sun.
    Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is not expected to play Sunday vs. OKC, per coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: In addition to working his way back from surgery on his right knee, Evans is now dealing with tightness in his left calf. It is safe to assume Evans will have his minutes limited once he is finally healthy enough to suit up, but we still don't have a solid timeline as to when that will be. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:06 am
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  • Seth Curry (knee) will not play Saturday
    Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Seth Curry (right knee sprain) will not play Saturday vs. Chicago.

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

    Advice: Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee on Wednesday, which caused him to miss Thursday's game. If Curry doesn't play on Saturday, Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson would see a slight uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:33 am
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Derrick Rose thrives in the starting lineup
    Derrick Rose scored 24 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: There's been talk of Rose wanting an in-season contract extension, so this game may help his case. Rose has looked good over his last four, averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 boards, 4.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. Compared to last year, his usage rate is down, his efficiency is way up and he's been better in other categories. Still, Rose only has 11th-round value on the year despite his improvements. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Brandon Jennings only gets 19 minutes
    Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:33 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Friday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness) will not play Friday vs. Orlando and is questionable for Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist earlier this week and is not yet ready for game action. Sergio Rodriguez will likely start in his place on Friday, with T.J. McConnell as the first point guard off the bench. Rodriguez has averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in the 17 games he has started this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 am
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  • Goran Dragic leads Heat in scoring
    Goran Dragic scored 27 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday, adding six assists and four rebounds.

    Advice: Dragic had a strong fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his 27 points and tied his season high in points. With all the injuries on the Heat, he has been playing a lot of minutes, averaging 36.3 over his last three games compared to his season average of 32.5 and has been asked to carry this team. He has at least 16 points in the last three games and has a good matchup on Saturday against the Trail Blazers who play at a fast pace, which should create extra opportunities. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's only a minor issue and there is no word of the team giving him further evaluation. Curry has a good chance to play this weekend and is a hold in standard leagues. For tonight, Devin Harris (toe) will pick up some run while rookie Jonathan Gibson should pick up the backup point guard minutes. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans in a Lance Stephenson role?
    Coach Alvin Gentry said he sees Tyreke Evans (calf, knee) in a role similar to the one Lance Stephenson had with the Pelicans.

    Advice: That suggests Gentry wants to use Evans off the bench as a primary ball-handler. On the injury side of things, Evans did tightness in his left calf, which is a different leg from his right knee surgery that has kept him out this season. The Pelicans will certainly be limiting Evans for a very long time, so he may not be worth the trouble in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:44 pm
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  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable to face the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Bayless was previously reported as out, but that was off the game notes. He had PRP treatment on his wrist recently and had been battling soreness basically since his return to action last week. If he is limited or out, Sergio Rodriguez would get a nice bump in playing time with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach on Bayless unless the wire is dry. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 am
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  • Tyreke Evans out Friday against the Clippers
    Tyreke Evans (right knee, left calf) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Head coach Dell Demps said Evans experienced tightness in his calf and won't play on Friday. Demps did add, however, that Evans would be back "sooner than later." Evans should be stashed in deeper leagues, but he's unlikely to warrant a start in standard leagues until he's eased back into action over the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:59 am
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  • Seth Curry questionable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Seth Curry (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry is dealing with a mild sprain of his right knee and looks to be headed for a game-time decision on Thursday. If he sits on Thursday, both Jonathan Gibson and Devin Harris would see an uptick in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Fri vs Magic
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will miss Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist and will need some time to recover. We'll consider him day-to-day moving forward, but Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will continue to see more minutes on Friday. Bayless can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:52 am
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  • Brandon Knight scores 23 inefficient points
    Brandon Knight caught a tailwind on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Knight went just 6-of-18 from the field, but he hit all three of his 3-point attempts and he was 8-of-9 at the FT line. The overall scoring looks impressive but he came in shooting 37.5 percent from the field this season, a number that will drop after tonight's high-volume, low-efficiency performance. He's hurting owners in most roto leagues and a trade isn't necessarily a panacea. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose loses some minutes to Jennings
    Derrick Rose played 24 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 11 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Brandon Jennings gave the Knicks some really good minutes, so coach Jeff Hornacek went with him over Rose -- Jennings played the entire fourth while Rose played just three minutes. Both point guards were used together for 10 minutes tonight, which has been an upward trend as the year has gone on. Rose has been playing well, but he only has late-round value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 12 points
    Brandon Jennings played 34 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 12 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter while Derrick Rose played just 3.1 minutes in that frame. Jennings has seen his minutes fluctuate and only played 13 minutes on Monday. Although, Jennings could be looking at a bump in playing time if Courtney Lee (ankle) needs to miss time. He's more of a 14-team guy due to his shooting woes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) gets PRP treatment
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) said he had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist.

    Advice: He'll need some time to recover from the treatment, so it would appear Bayless is going to miss some games -- we'll call him day-to-day for now. While he's out, Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Bayless looked like he was going to get big minutes, but it's tough to stash him with some many wrist problems. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
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  • E'Twaun Moore bumped to the bench on Tuesday
    E'Twaun Moore will be bumped to the bench on Tuesday night as Tim Frazier and Jrue Holiday will start alongside each other in the Pelicans backcourt.

    Advice: Coming into Tuesday, Moore had started each of the 17 games he had played in this season. He had a terrific start to the season, but his playing time and production has leveled off recently. Over the Pelicans last five games, Moore is averaging 8.8 points (on 45.2 percent shooting), 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Moore will still have big scoring nights here and there, but with Holiday back in the mix full time, there simply aren't enough minutes to justify a roster spot for Moore in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:29 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) 'feeling good'
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) feels his rehab has gone "tremendously well," and he's "feeling good."

    Advice: "I’ve seen him for a couple of weeks. He looks fine playing," Stan Van Gundy said after Monday’s practice. "Stamina is going to be an issue. I don’t think he could play 33 minutes a game right now. But whenever they tell me he’s ready to go and he tells me he’s ready to go in his mind, then he’ll go." Jackson was a full participant during Monday's practice, but acknowledged that he'd like to get in another full practice before returning to the court. Ish Smith's fantasy clock is ticking. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • Derrick Rose has a big night vs. Thunder
    Derrick Rose made 10-of-20 field goals, scoring a season-high 30 points in 38 minutes in Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Rose was perfect from the free throw line, making all 10 of his shots and also grabbed seven boards, while dishing out four dimes. He has taken at least 10 shots in all but one game in the month of November, averaging 14.7 shot attempts, 16.1 points, 5.4 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in that span. He accounts for 23.2 percent of the Knicks points and 33.9 percent of their assists, while owning a usage rate of 25.8 percent. As long as he can stay healthy and in the lineup for the Knicks, fantasy owners will be rewarded for taking a late flier on him this year. He has yet missed a game this season, which is a bonus. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:21 pm
  • Goran Dragic drops 27 & 17 in loss
    Goran Dragic returned from his elbow injury on Monday and went off for a season-high 27 points, a season-high 17 assists and a steal on 8-of-15 shooting in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: He also hit 11-of-12 free throws and looked fantastic after missing the last two games with his injury. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for his best game in recent memory. And now you just have to hope he's ready to start going off on a nightly basis for the Heat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hit 7-of-23 shots in win
    Isaiah Thomas hit just 7-of-23 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers, but also made all nine of his free throws en route to 25 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Not the most efficient night for IT2, but the free throws and lack of TOs were nice. He's having a big season, but his 37 percent shooting from the floor over his last five games is a bit of a buzzkill. Hopefully his shots start falling again sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) will play Monday vs. BOS
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is a go for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Miami seriously needs him with both Tyler Johnson (tooth) and Dion Waiters (groin) out tonight, so his minutes will likely be in the high-30s tonight, and he's on the radar in DFS. Season-long owners should obviously deploy him with confidence. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 2:52 pm
  • Gentry hopeful to get update on Evans on Weds
    Alvin Gentry said he hopes to get more concrete information on Tyreke Evans’ (knee surgery) potential return on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jennifer Hale reported on Nov. 19 that Evans was "pain free" in his surgically repaired right knee, and that he could return in two weeks, and we're currently at the beginning of Week-2. That being said, Evans was rushed back into action too soon last season, and only lasted 25 games, so expect New Orleans to take an overly cautious approach this time around. Evans should be stashed in leagues with an IR-spot, but he might not be worth owning in standard leagues until January. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 11:55 am
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  • Reggie Jackson goes through full practice
    Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) made it through a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: The Pistons begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday against the Hornets, and while coach Stan Van Gundy is not expecting him to play on the trip, he won't rule him out either. He shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at this point, while Ish Smith's owners may have to start evaluating other options depending on how R-Jax looks upon his return. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 10:44 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Monday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) remains questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said over the weekend that he was "hopeful" to play, but he may have to try to give it a go with Dion Waiters (groin) and Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) already ruled out. If Dragic is unable to play, Josh Richardson is going to be one busy man on Monday. Rotoworld.com Nov 28, 9:33 am
  • E'Twaun Moore drops off w/ scoreless outing
    E'Twaun Moore had an evening to forget on Sunday, missing all four of his shot attempts to go scoreless with five rebounds, three assists and one block in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Moore came in hot with combined 18-of-31 shooting in his past three games, but the bottom dropped out tonight. He's never been a great shooter (career 43.1 percent FGs) and his minutes have hovered in the mid-20s recently, so there should be higher-upside free agents available in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 7:30 pm
  • Brandon Knight logs 17 mins off the bench
    Brandon Knight hit 2-of-10 shots in his 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing the game with just 11 points, two rebounds and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Knight owners this season, as he's currently ranked well outside the top-200 in standard 9-cat leagues owning averages of 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.1 triples and not much else on 37.5 percent shooting. However, the Suns are just 5-12 on the year, and Knight just really doesn't make sense on the roster, so it's not outlandish to assume he could be traded at some point. A trade could only be good for his value, so he's a hold in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:32 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 4:06 pm
  • Brandon Knight will return to the bench Sun
    Brandon Knight will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: While Knight loses roughly four minutes a game when he comes off the bench, his value is actually a bit better as he has more opportunities to create running with the second unit. He hasn't been great this season, but his name has been floated around in some trade rumors as of late, so he's a hold in most leagues as his value could improve dramatically outside of Phoenix. P.J. Tucker will draw the start tonight. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 12:00 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) hopeful for Monday
    Goran Dragic said he is "hoping" to play Monday against Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said he couldn't extend his elbow when shooting, dribbling or passing after picking up the injury on Monday in Philly, and he hasn't practiced since Wednesday's game vs. Detroit. He's been doing some cardio on the side to stay in shape, but the Heat wanted to take it easy on him over the weekend. The Heat will not practice on Sunday, so we won't hear anything else regarding his status until Monday's shootaround. Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Tyler Johnson will all benefit if Dragic misses more time. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 10:07 am
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