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  • Joel Bolomboy was claimed off waivers by MLW on Saturday November 18. 58 minutes ago
  • Luc Mbah a Moute returned to action on Saturday November 18. 58 minutes ago
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 18. 58 minutes ago
  • DeAndre Bembry returned to action on Saturday November 18. 58 minutes ago
  • Biggie gets bumped out
    Caleb Swanigan moved to the bench and played two minutes against the Kings on Saturday

    Advice: Sadly, Biggie is out of the rotation and only played in garbage time. Swanigan should find a way to get minutes at some point, but he's an easy drop now. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Ed Davis plays 22 minutes
    Ed Davis (ankle) played 22 minutes with two points, eight boards, one assist and one block against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered an ankle sprain on Friday, but he wasn't limited in this game. Davis has really come on as a rebounder and he may have value if Jusuf Nurkic had to miss time. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Noah Vonleh gets the start
    Noah Vonleh scored six points with six boards and one assist in a start against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He made all three from the field and was effective on defense. Coach Terry Stotts loves the matchups and Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) could be back in the next week or so, which means it's hard to roster Vonleh. Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Skal has another really bad game
    Skal Labissiere did not score on his eight attempts from the field in his second straight start on Saturday, adding three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Oh boy. That makes him 1-of-15 from the field on his two starts this weekend. The good news is the Kings may be playing him, so that's a step in the right direction. The bad news is that he's not very good with his fouls and turnovers matching his points and boards over these two games. Labissiere is purely a stash and coach Dave Joerger could yank him from the rotation at any moment. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores four points
    Kosta Koufos scored four points with seven rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Willie Cauley-Stein said he likes to play next to Koufos, so maybe he can find a regular role. Still, there's very little upside here. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Garrett Temple goes scoreless in 27 minutes
    Garrett Temple went 0-of-9 from the field for zero points with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Hey, at least he played on a back-to-back set. Temple is likely going to get nights off at some point, so it's really tough to count on him as a fantasy asset. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores season-high 22 points
    Wes Matthews scored a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: His eight dimes were also a season high, and that has been a trend this month with 3.8 per game -- he averaged a career-high 2.9 per game last season. Matthews is still ice cold inside the arc and his steals are down to just 0.9 in November. He's still getting a good amount of shots and chances are you weren't counting on him for FG%, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back) starts vs. Celts Saturday
    Luke Babbitt (back) started on Saturday and had 11 points, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes, making 4-of-12 shots with three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Babbitt played just 11 minutes vs. the Kings on Wednesday, but he earned another start tonight despite the return of DeAndre Bembry (wrist). Tyler Cavanaugh played 15 minutes off the bench but Ersan Ilyasova was apparently a DNP-CD, which bodes well for Babbitt. He's still just a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Noah Vonleh back in the starting lineup
    Noah Vonleh will start against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: Caleb Swanigan got a quick hook on Friday, so he may be out of the rotation. Vonleh still isn't worth owning in most leagues. Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha returns on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Magic on Saturday after a one-game absence, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He is probably going to wind up starting in some games, but the odds of that may have gone down given the 40-point win today. Sefolosha is a steals specialist in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) says he's playing vs. Kings
    Ed Davis (ankle) said he will play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle in the first quarter on Friday, but he was able to play through it. Davis has played well and the Blazers did struggle when he was off the floor last night, so maybe he gets more burn. He's not worth owning in most leagues, though. Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Luke Babbitt in the starting lineup
    Luke Babbitt (back) will start against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently everything went well for him. Babbitt has a lot of competition for his minutes now, so he will have to play well to keep his starting role. Yesterday, 4:20 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute available, likely limited
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is available for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is expected to have a limit after he missed the last game on Thursday. Mbah a Moute is probably going to lose playing time now that Chris Paul is back. Yesterday, 3:45 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha available for Saturday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will be available for Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We still don't know the starting lineup or if Sefolosha will be limited after missing Friday. Jonas Jerebko is likely going to lose minutes. Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Luke Babbitt likely to start on Saturday
    If Luke Babbitt (back) is OK after warmups, he will be in the starting lineup against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: In other words, he's still a game-time call, but he is on track to play. Babbitt would be starting next to Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon. With guys like DeAndre Bembry back, we may see Ersan Ilyasova and Babbitt start to see their minutes fade. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry available, has restriction
    DeAndre Bembry (wrist) is available to play against the Celtics on Saturday and will play shorter stints upon his return.

    Advice: To be clear, he's not a complete lock to play after his month out of the lineup. Bembry was called probable yesterday and he should have a role with multiple positions on the perimeter. He's likely to start slow, but the Hawks losing so many games could move him along faster. He's only a pickup in deeper leagues for now. Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play
    Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He hurt his ankle early on Friday night, but he was able to play through it for 22 total minutes. Davis has quietly been one of the best backup centers, and his performance is part of the reason Jusuf Nurkic is off to a slow start. If Davis can't give it a go, Meyers Leonard would likely back up Nurk, who figures to play slightly more than usual, as well. Yesterday, 11:13 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha was unable to suit up Friday night in Brooklyn. Jonas Jerebko started but played just 17 minutes. Surprisingly, Royce O'Neale logged a career-high 21 minutes off the bench. Ekpe Udoh saw 15 minutes of action. This is a situation to avoid until we have some clarity on the Jazz rotation going forward. Yesterday, 10:18 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) questionable Sat
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Memphis.

    Advice: The Rockets do not have a shootaround on Saturday, so we likely won't have definitive word on Mbah a Moute's status until coach Mike D'Antoni addresses the media prior to tip-off this evening. If Mbah a Moute can't play, P.J. Tucker would see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Yesterday, 8:37 am
  • DeAndre Bembry (wrist) ready to play
    DeAndre Bembry (wrist) told reporters he is ready to play but is waiting for clearance from the Hawks training staff.

    Advice: Bembry is listed as probable for the Hawks game vs. Boston on Saturday. However, Bembry indicated that he is not a lock to return for this contest. "I say within the next four games I'll be playing," said Bembry. We should have an update on his status once coach Mike Budenholzer addresses the media. Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Trevor Booker plays well in start
    Trevor Booker scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson seems 100 percent confident that he can roll out a starting lineup with nobody taller than 6'8". Booker has been effective when called upon almost all season, averaging 11.0 points, 7.2 boards and 0.4 steals in just 22.5 minutes per game before this showing. He is likely headed for around 26-28 minutes, so he'll be around 13 and eight in the short term. Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Kosta Koufos plays team-high 33 minutes
    Kosta Koufos scored 10 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He played great next to Willie Cauley-Stein in the second unit to keep the Blazers to 82 points. It may be tough for Koufos to see run every night, but getting a win when he played a team-high 33 minutes should help his case. We'll see if he plays in the back-to-back set on Saturday. It's really hard to add him with how often coach Dave Joerger changes his rotation. Friday, 10:15 pm
  • Skal Labissiere struggles in a start
    Skal Labissiere got a start on Friday against the Blazers, making 1-of-7 from the field for three points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Yuck. This is not what his very patient fantasy owners wanted to see. Labissiere's inconsistency has been the story since he was given a rotation spot last year, so hopefully this one bad game doesn't push him back down the depth chart. He's probably going to be really annoying to own in fantasy, but feel free to give him a look to see what happens. Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Garrett Temple scores 14 points
    Garrett Temple scored 14 points with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: While this game was solid, there's a very good chance Temple doesn't play on Saturday night. He'll be really tough to trust in fantasy on weekly basis. Friday, 9:58 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan flops in a start vs. Kings
    Caleb Swanigan scored two points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in just 10 minutes during his start against the Kings on Friday

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has a quick hook for his unestablished players, so Swanigan has some work to do to earn his trust. He'll probably be out of the rotation once Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) comes back. Friday, 9:38 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter returns to bench
    Quincy Pondexter came off the bench and finished scoreless in 16 minutes with one rebound vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Pondexter was quiet in a start on Wednesday with four points and didn't help his case for more minutes tonight. He belongs on the wire pretty much everywhere. Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Patrick Patterson sharp in limited action
    Patrick Patterson finished with six points, a rebound and an assist in Friday's loss in San Antonio.

    Advice: Patterson connected for 2-of-3 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from behind the arc, producing well in limited action when Carmelo Anthony and Paul George needed a spell. However, Patterson's fantasy upside is rather limited as long as Melo and PG-13 are healthy and available. Friday, 9:22 pm
  • Labissiere starting, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Skal Labissiere will replace Willie Cauley-Stein in the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Strangely enough, the Kings are going to start Zach Randolph at center against Jusuf Nurkic. Good luck with that. Skal definitely deserves more minutes and has shown some really nice flashes this season, but it's hard to add him until we see if he sticks in the first unit. Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee soreness) out Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: The Jazz play again on Saturday vs. Orlando, so hopefully they are just resting him for that one. With Sefolosha out, Jonas Jerebko is looking at extended minutes and is worth a look if you need 3-pointers -- he's hit three triples in each of his last two games. Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Dinwiddie, Crabbe, Carroll, RHJ & Book start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: This is the same starting lineup as Tuesday, but using it against Utah is somewhat noteworthy. Booker has played very well and so has Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, so coach Kenny Atkinson just wants his best five out there despite Booker being so short for a five man. Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Luke Babbitt, Mike Muscala are questionable
    Luke Babbitt (back) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Babbitt suffered back spasms on Wednesday and did not return. It's also worth a mention he did have back spasms in March, so perhaps the Hawks are extra careful with him. If he's out, the Hawks may wind up shifting Taurean Prince over to the four to allow DeAndre Bembry to play in his return. Tyler Cavanaugh could also be in the rotation after he started the second half on Wednesday. Friday, 1:50 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry (wrist) probable vs. Boston
    DeAndre Bembry (wrist) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: This is big news for the Hawks and their razor-thin rotation. Both Bembry and Taurean Prince can play several positions, so they're likely going to see a decent amount of minutes on Saturday, especially if Luke Babbitt can't go. Bembry was very impressive this offseason and he's going to be in the rotation on a bad team, so he's an attractive pickup in deeper leagues with some mysterious upside. Friday, 1:45 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Sefolosha was averaging 23.4 minutes per game in the three games the Jazz has played since Rudy Gobert (knee) went down. If Thabo is unable to suit up on Friday, Jonas Jerebko would likely remain in the starting lineup and see additional minutes. Ekpe Udoh would also see an uptick in playing time. Friday, 9:04 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will not play
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He just got over some knee issues last weekend, but the Rockets will be missing one of their forwards. With him out, P.J. Tucker gets a little added opportunity in a revenge game while Ryan Anderson may also play slightly more tonight. Thursday, 5:28 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan benched after halftime
    Caleb Swanigan started on Wednesday, but he was benched after halftime and finished scoreless with one turnover and no other stats in six minutes.

    Advice: Pat Connaughton started the second half instead of Swanigan. Terry Stotts clearly didn't like what he saw early, matchup-wise, and the Blazers leaned on a lot of small lineups tonight. The result was a victory, which doesn't bode well for Swanigan, but we'll see if he can bounce back vs. the Kings on Friday. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter invisible in 12 minutes
    Quincy Pondexter started at SF on Wednesday but played only 12 minutes, going 0-of-4 from the field for four points, one rebound and one steal.

    Advice: The veteran isn't a good per-minute fantasy option, so even if he sticks as a starter there's no real incentive to add him. David Nwaba (ankle) is also due back within a few weeks, which doesn't help. Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Skal Labissiere benched until garbage time
    Skal Labissiere didn't play until garbage time on Wednesday, finishing with six points, one rebound and one assist in seven minutes.

    Advice: After a period of dwindling playing time, it looked like Skal was trending up with 25 minutes in each of his previous two games. Such is life with coach Dave Joerger. The potential is there and we expect Labissiere to eventually get turned loose, but 12-team owners should look for more reliable options. Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Luke Babbitt (back spasms) will not return
    Luke Babbitt (back spasms) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Tyler Cavanaugh started the second half for the injured Babbitt. He went to the locker room in the first half, but he did return to action after that. Babbitt did check back into the game, but apparently he didn't feel well enough to continue. With him out, the Hawks may have to play Kent Bazemore at the four more, up Ersan Ilyasova's minutes, or shift John Collins over to power forward more often. Wednesday, 5:50 pm
  • Pondexter starting, Zipser to the bench
    Quincy Pondexter will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, sending Paul Zipser to the bench.

    Advice: Pondexter figures to split time with Zipser at the three-spot tonight, but neither guy can be considered a viable target in most settings. Joining Pondexter in the starting five will be Jerian Grant, Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez. Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • Trevor Booker scores 12 points in start
    Trevor Booker started at center on Tuesday vs. the Celtics and scored 12 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Timofey Mozgov hasn't given the Nets much this season, so there's a chance Booker could stick in the first unit. He finished 5-of-10 from the field and knocked down both of his free throws, so put him on your radar if you could use a big. Keep in mind that the Nets are off until Friday. Tuesday, 7:02 pm
  • Trevor Booker will start at center on Tuesday
    Trevor Booker will replace Timofey Mozgov in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Booker had missed four straight due to back soreness before returning Saturday vs. Utah. This will be his first start of the season. Booker did start 43 games in 2016-17 and averaged 9.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 26.6 minutes per start. He's worth consideration as an inexpensive dart throw in DFS tournaments on Tuesday. Tuesday, 3:46 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan will start again on Wednesday
    Coach Terry Stotts said Caleb Swanigan would remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Swanigan made his first career start Monday vs. Denver, sending Noah Vonleh to the bench. Swanigan logged 20 minutes and finished with six points, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks. He'll be an intriguing DFS tournament option on Wednesday, but owners in standard leagues can probably afford to exercise patience and see Swanigan can maintain his starting spot before considering plucking him off the wire. Tuesday, 8:25 am
  • Noah Vonleh productive off the bench
    Noah Vonleh was productive off the bench on Monday vs. Denver, scoring eight points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe he didn't like getting benched in favor of Caleb Swanigan, as this was his best game of the season. Swanigan looked solid as well, but the rookie had five fouls which led to more run for Vonleh. This game doesn't the move the needle much and we'll need to see a couple more performances like this before we could get behind a pickup in deeper leagues. Monday, 9:39 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan scores six points in start
    Caleb Swanigan moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Nuggets, scoring six points with five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Making his first career start, Swanigan racked up five fouls, but he played well for the most part. The Blazers haven't gotten a lot of production from guys like Moe Harkless and Noah Vonleh, so there's a chance Swanigan sticks in the first unit. Owners in most leagues can monitor his progress from the wire while we see how the rotation develops. Monday, 9:25 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points off bench
    Thabo Sefolosha came off the bench and hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and zero steals in 22 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: He might get some starts with Rudy Gobert out with a leg injury, but Jonas Jerebko got the nod tonight. Sefolosha is a steals specialist and had five of them on Saturday, but came away empty handed in this one. However, the three 3-pointers were a season high. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Luke Babbitt hit four more 3-pointers
    Luke Babbitt started again for the Hawks and hit 4-of-11 shots (all 3-pointers) for 12 points, three rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes of Monday's one-point loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Babbitt has been starting for a little more than a week now and is averaging 10.8 points 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting in those five games. He's been up and down like a yo-yo, but is getting 31 minutes a night, shooting the ball well and knocking down threes. He's worth a look in standard leagues as long as he's starting for the Hawks. Monday, 7:23 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan starting, Vonleh to bench
    Caleb Swanigan is starting on Monday vs. Denver, sending Noah Vonleh to the bench.

    Advice: Interesting. Swanigan has only played in three out of five games in November, but the Blazers are looking to shake things up after a two-game losing streak. We'll let you know how Swanigan fares with the starting lineups, and deep-league owners will want to watch him closely. Monday, 6:58 pm
  • Wes Matthews scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting
    Wes Matthews had a night to forget vs. OKC on Sunday, missing all nine of his shots to finish scoreless with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: The veteran hasn't shot better than 39.3 percent since joining the Mavs in 2015-16, which accounts for the three worst shooting years in his nine-year career. If you can live with the rough FG%, however, he's holding onto top-100 value thanks to 3-pointers (2.5 per game), steals (1.2) and modest turnovers (1.8). Sunday, 7:02 pm
  • Skal Labissiere trying to stay positive
    Skal Labissiere is staying positive about his reduced role in Sacramento.

    Advice: "That’s all you can do," Labissiere said. "I’m going to be happy for my teammates, whoever is playing I’m going to be happy for them, whoever is doing well. That would be selfish on my part to just get caught up in my playing time or whatever. So I just support the guys." He's averaging 13.8 minutes in five November games after averaging 23.1 minutes in his first seven games, but he stepped up on Saturday with a season-high 19 points with six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes. Most of the points came in garbage time, but Labissiere's role should eventually become more stable with the Kings playing for lottery balls. He's just a stash for now. Sunday, 7:26 am
  • Trevor Booker back in action Saturday
    Trevor Booker (back) returned to action Saturday at Utah, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot in 20 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Booker hit 5-of-10 from the field and did not see to have any ill effects of the back injury which forced him to the shelf. It helped him ease back into action by not having to face the disruptive Rudy Gobert (knee), too. He'll likely continue to log 15-20 minutes per game off the bench, and his return did not affect Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who still logged 31 minutes in the starting five. Saturday, 10:18 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha records five steals
    Thabo Sefolosha was in the starting lineup Saturday against Brooklyn with Rudy Gobert (knee) sidelined and he stepped up with nine points, nine rebounds and five steals across 32 minutes.

    Advice: Sefolosha did a good job with his quick hands, and his insertion into the starting five made sense since the Nets are a smaller team that likes to run. He did a good job at both ends of the floor and finished with a game-high plus-17 rating. It's uncertain if Gobert will need more time to heal, but Sefolosha might come off the bench Monday with a bigger Timberwolves team coming to Salt Lake. Saturday, 9:58 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) returns, plays 28 min
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) returned to action on Saturday with two points, three steals, one rebound and one assist in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran missed just one game and he slotted back into his usual role as a versatile defender and 3-point shooter (0-of-3 tonight) off the bench. He's basically Trevor Ariza-light and has some appeal in roto leagues, especially if turnovers count and you need defensive stats. He should be unowned in points leagues, though. Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Skal cleans up in garbage time
    Skal Labissiere scored a season-high 19 points with six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes against the Knicks during a blowout loss.

    Advice: We'd love to get excited about this, but 14 points came in the second half with the game basically out of reach. Labissiere is still not getting consistent minutes because of matchup reasons, so he's not a reliable fantasy asset right now. The Kings are 3-9. Saturday, 7:44 pm
  • Luke Babbitt scores five points
    Luke Babbitt scored five points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: The Hawks actually had to use Babbitt at the five because of John Collins getting into some foul trouble. Babbitt continues to see minutes around 30 with Ersan Ilyasova (knee) and Mike Muscala (ankle) out, so he does have some short-term upside in deeper leagues or as a streamer. Saturday, 6:29 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start, Favors to center
    Thabo Sefolosha will start for Rudy Gobert (knee) against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense against a Nets team that loves to run. Although, Derrick Favors has rarely played next to four smaller players, so this is a lot of pressure on him. Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Trevor Booker (back) available
    Trevor Booker (back) is available against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He should see around 15-20 minutes as a backup four and even some run at the five, especially if Rudy Gobert can't play. Booker has some low-end value and this shouldn't affect Rondae Hollis-Jefferson much. Saturday, 4:26 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) good to go vs. MEM
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is good to go against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not play on Thursday, but Mbah a Moute went through warmups and may have been close to playing. With him back, P.J. Tucker, Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza may not have to play as much in this game. Saturday, 3:20 pm
  • Trevor Booker (lower back) probable vs. Jazz
    Trevor Booker (back) is probable against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Booker has been held out for four games for his back soreness, which led to a lot of small-ball lineups and Tyler Zeller to see some run. Booker coming back shouldn't really affect Rondae Hollis-Jefferson too much, but he probably won't be playing 39 minutes like Friday. Saturday, 11:33 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) questionable Saturday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute did not play Wednesday after being listed as questionable. P.J. Tucker would see an uptick in playing time if Mbah a Moute is unable to suit up. Saturday, 8:30 am
  • Pat doesn't score in 11 minutes
    Patrick Patterson didn't score in 11 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Even with Steven Adams (calf) out, the Thunder just can't play Patterson at the five. Friday, 10:00 pm
  • Trevor Booker will not play
    Trevor Booker (back) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: The Nets are going to have to go small a lot here with not much depth behind Timofey Mozgov. Expect to see some Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the five with a lot of wing minutes available. Friday, 4:43 pm
  • DeAndre Bembry (wrist) is making progress
    DeAndre Bembry (right wrist) has progressed to dribbling and mid-range shooting.

    Advice: The next step for Bembry is to step out to the 3-point line. Bembry had surgery on Oct. 24 and was given a 4-6 week timetable, but he said he doesn't have a return date in mind. He'll likely be brought along slowly once he's cleared, but Bembry's outlook on the rebuilding Hawks is promising once he gets up to speed. Friday, 3:47 pm
  • Patrick Patterson scores three in 13 minutes
    Patrick Patterson scored three points with one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 13 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's really not a fit on this team anymore because the team signed him before they thought they'd have Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. If Steven Adams (leg) is hurt, Patterson could play more minutes, but he really can't be counted on in fantasy. Thursday, 10:18 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores eight with 12 boards
    Kosta Koufos scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: It seemed to be pretty clear coach Dave Joerger wanted some extra size in there to limit the 76ers inside. Koufos is getting some decent minutes when he's been healthy, but there just isn't enough long-term upside to use in most leagues. Thursday, 10:00 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) ruled out
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) has been ruled out against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through warmups to try to get cleared to play, but it sounds like he came up short. With Mbah a Moute out, the starters should play slightly more with more P.J. Tucker in the second unit. Thursday, 3:56 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) not expected to play
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is not expected to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He is going through warmups, so he is making a case to play. He only played limited minutes on Sunday, which led to more minutes for P.J. Tucker and the other perimeter starters. Tucker could be looking at a decent amount of minutes against LeBron James. Thursday, 3:16 pm
  • Trevor Booker goes through practice
    Trevor Booker (back) practiced on Thursday and is questionable to play against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He's been out for the last three games and the Nets have had to go small more than any other team. They've even had to call on Jacob Wiley to help fill their minutes, but now it looks like Booker should be back. Considering how the Nets are quick to sit players, Booker may be tough to own in shallower leagues. Thursday, 1:10 pm
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