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  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points in 38 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during a 95-91 loss in Chicago on Thursday.

    Advice: On top of Kawhian Island being a scary place for his opponent, his consistency as a scorer is top notch. Leonard has scored at least 19 points in each of his 14 games. In that span, he has a 29.2 usage rate and 58.5 true shooting percentage. On the year, Leonard also has a 50.0 effective field goal percentage on his jumper and is unassisted 54.3 percent of the time on all of his makes. He's also in the top five for free throw percentage at 91.1 percent on his 6.8 attempts per game. He's an exceptional fantasy asset. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Jimmy Butler has off night
    Jimmy Butler hit 4-of-14 shots for 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: Butler went into the half shooting 0-of-5 from the field and finished the night with a season-low 13 points, which is likely due to the difficult matchup against Kawhi Leonard. There is no need to be concerned as Butler looks to bounce back in Chicago’s next game against the Heat who are amongst the top seven in fantasy points allowed to opposing small forwards. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Dwayne Wade has strong outing
    Dwayne Wade hit 5-of-13 shots and 9-of-13 from the line for 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, one block, and one steal in 34 minutes on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: Wade led the Bulls in points scored against San Antonio and has now scored at least 20 points in six of his last eight games and continues to be a key contributor on this Bulls offense. He has a 27.9 percent usage rate and also produces peripheral stats, making him one of the better fantasy shooting guards in the game. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points vs. Bulls
    Patty Mills scored 16 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He's having a fantastic season and moved back into the top five for true shooting percentage tonight. Mills' playing time only gets a few extra minutes in the nights Tony Parker is out, so he doesn't get a big bump to his floor. He also didn't go the line tonight, so he doesn't qualify for the league lead in free throw percentage with his 94.1. He has top-100 value in standard leagues and is a low-end hold. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Tony Parker scores eight in return
    Tony Parker scored eight points in his return on Thursday, adding one rebound, five assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Bulls.

    Advice: While it was a surprise to see him back, he did not look right and hasn't played well all season. Parker has looked bad on defense at times, but it hasn't really hurt the Spurs overall. Interestingly, the Spurs have given up a season-high scoring effort to a point guard just once all season, which is tied for the lowest in the NBA. As for Parker, he's too much of a headache to own. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with triple-double
    Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-12 shots for 12 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, and two steals on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: Rondo finished one assist shy of his second triple-double of the season. He is not a high usage player, but his peripheral stats make him a valuable asset in fantasy. He is averaging 8.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Manu Ginobili has rough night
    Manu Ginobili missed all nine shots from the field and didn't go to the line on Thursday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The rest hasn't really helped him much. He's rested in two of the last five, making just 27.3 percent from the field in his other three. Ginobili isn't a fantasy option. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Patrick McCaw scores career-high 10 points
    Patrick McCaw scored a career-high 10 points in 16 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday, adding one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did all his damage in the first half, making all four from the field with a 125.0 effective field goal percentage -- he missed his only attempt in the second half. McCaw picked up some extra run tonight for Shaun Livingston (rest) and is a good bet to get run over the weekend with Andre Iguodala likely to get a game off. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Tony Allen scores 15 points
    Tony Allen scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 29 minutes during an 88-86 win over the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: How good are the Grizzlies right now? They're on a five-game winning streak, and they've won 12 straight games decided by five or fewer points or went into OT -- that's tied with the 1994-95 Suns as the longest such streak since the merger. As for Allen, he has been rolling with minutes, but coach David Fizdale may dial it back once Vince Carter (hip) comes back. He has some value in standard leagues for now. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Jingle Bells: Utah's Joe Ingles scores 21
    Joe Ingles came off the bench for the banged up Jazz on Thursday and hit 7-of-13 shots, 5-of-9 3-pointers and 2-of-3 free throws for a season-high 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block.

    Advice: Rodney Hood (hamstring) and Gordon Hayward (finger) joined George Hill (toe) in street clothes, and Ingles took advantage, just missing his career high by one point in a season-high 35 minutes. If those three are out again on Saturday, Ingles, and not Joe Johnson, looks like the way to go in fantasy. Just keep in mind that he hadn't scored more than eight points in each of his previous three games, so the key to Ingles' success is the absence of Hayward. Make sure Hayward is out before deploying Ingles. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Harrison struggling from the field
    Andrew Harrison made 2-of-12 from the field for six points with one rebound, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: And he's ice cold again. Over his last four, Harrison has made just 19.5 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the line. He now has some competition for minutes with Toney Douglas closing this one out and playing great on the offensive end. Harrison has still been good on D, so he may keep his minutes in the mid-20s. He's trending down a bit. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Dante Exum hits 1-of-11 shots in 37 minutes
    Dante Exum started at point guard again on Thursday and hit just 1-of-11 shots for two points and five assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Exum has been given a great opportunity with George Hill (toe) out for five games, but hasn't taken advantage of it. He's averaging just 6.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. Shelvin Mack looks like a safer option, as long as Hill remains out with his injury. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Shelvin Mack plays well in start for Jazz
    Shelvin Mack started alongside Dante Exum on Thursday, as Rodney Hood (hamstring), George Hill (toe) and Gordon Hayward (finger) were all out. He hit 6-of-16 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws for 19 points, five assists and two steals in the 106-99 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Mack drove to the rack all night and looked much better than Exum, as usual. We don't know when Hill and Hayward will be back, so Mack looks like a nice DFS play again on Saturday against the Kings, if the Jazz's injured list is still packed full of starting guards and wingmen. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Toney Douglas comes through in the clutch
    Toney Douglas scored 11 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter of this close win, making his only field goal and all four from the line. Douglas scored the final six Memphis points, including two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to get the win. He played mostly at point guard tonight and may have carved out a role for minutes in the mid 20s. If you're in a deep league with a dry wire, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Klay Thompson quiet in win over Jazz
    Klay Thompson hit 5-of-13 shots and missed all four of his 3-point attempts for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and three turnovers on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't attempt a free throw and tonight marked just the third time this season Thompson didn't hit at least one 3-pointer. The last time it happened was in the third and fourth games of the season. The Warriors opened up a 35-17 lead in the first quarter, but the Jazz bounced back and made a game of it. And given that Klay was going against Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles for most of the night, it's a little surprising he didn't have a better night, after dropping 60 on the Pacers on Monday. Stephen Curry had 26 points and a full stat line, and Kevin Durant double-doubled with 21 points and 11 boards in the win. Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez has solid outing
    Sergio Rodriguez hit 6-of-13 shots for 16 points, eight assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday night.

    Advice: With Jerryd Bayless (wrist) out for the eighth straight game, Rodriguez remained in the starting five for the Sixers and continued to delivery in a nice way. In his last seven games, he is averaging 28.4 minutes, 12 points, 6.7 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals. He is worth adding if he is available in your league as Bayless is expected to miss more time. Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Wilson Chandler goes ice cold in DC
    Wilson Chandler made 2-of-16 from the field for a season-low five points against the Wizards on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This dud snaps his 13-game streak of double-digit scoring games. Even though Chandler may not start with Kenneth Faried in the doghouse, he should see heavy run in the second unit. Plus, coach Mike Malone loves keeping him out there with Nikola Jokic. As long as Chandler is healthy, he should post very nice value in most leagues. Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 25 w/ 11 dimes, five treys
    Kyle Lowry hit 8-of-14 shots, 5-of-7 3-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws for 25 points, 11 assists and a steal in Thursday's win over the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Lowry had a four-point play on a 3-pointer and did a lot of his damage in the fourth quarter, when the Raptors opened up a close game. Lowry is living up to the hype and has scored between 24 and 29 points in four of his last five games, averaging 23.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.4 3-pointers on 60 percent shooting over that stretch. He's a career 42 percent shooter, so don't expect him to stay this hot forever. Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 29 in 39 minutes
    Zach LaVine played a team-high 39 minutes and led the Wolves in scoring on Thursday, hitting 12-of-20 shots and three 3-pointers for 29 points, two rebounds and six assists in a 124-110 loss.

    Advice: LaVine came into this one fourth in the league in minutes per game (37.2) and that average will go up a bit after this one. He's scored between 23 and 29 points in three of his last four games and is one of the most reliable Wolves this season. In fact, he's also one of the most reliable shooting guards in the entire league. Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Tony Parker (left knee) will start vs. Bulls
    Tony Parker (left knee) will start against the Bulls on Thursday night.

    Advice: This is a mild surprise for Parker, who missed Tuesday's action. Parker likely won't play many minutes in his return to the lineup and he'l certainly miss more games going forward. Yesterday, 5:21 pm
  • Mack, Exum, Joe, Diaw & Rudy likely starting
    Shelvin Mack, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert are likely starting on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: The Jazz are really, really shorthanded, especially on the wings. Expect to see a Joe Johnson throwback game while Mack should get plenty of shots. Yesterday, 4:32 pm
  • Nick Young back at practice on Thursday
    Nick Young (calf) practiced on Thursday and remains out for Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: There was a report on Wednesday saying Young is targeting a return on Monday night, so going through practice today makes it seem possible. Young's initial timetable was expected to keep him out to the second half of December for his calf strain. He was putting up top-100 value before his injury, so he may be worth a pickup now. Although, his start does seem slightly unsustainable. Yesterday, 12:59 pm
  • Demetrius Jackson was signed by BOS on Wednesday December 7. Yesterday, 12:59 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 24 points vs. Clippers
    Klay Thompson finished Wednesday's easy win vs. the Clippers with 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting with three 3-pointers, four boards and three assists.

    Advice: Klay scored a career-high 60 points on Monday, in just three quarters, but the Warriors didn't need his theatrics tonight. The Warriors starters outscored their Clippers counterparts 85-41 tonight, with their defense holding the Clippers to 39.6 percent shooting. They'll face an interesting test on Thursday, facing the Jazz in Utah on the second half of a back-to-back set. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 28, Kevin Love scores 21
    Kyrie Irving made 9-of-17 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws en route to 28 points on Wednesday, adding four 3-pointers, six assists and two rebounds in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks were giving up a ridiculous 50.6 points in the paint over their past five games, highest in the NBA, but the Cavs did most of their damage from long range tonight -- they shot a stunning 22-of-40 as a team (55.0 percent). Kevin Love added four triples as part of his 21-point evening, James Jones scored nine points on 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, and the Cavs rolled to an easy 126-94 victory. Wednesday, 9:35 pm
  • DeAndre Liggins starts w/ J.R. Smith out
    DeAndre Liggins started Wednesday's road win in New York, which he finished with six points, two 3-pointers, two boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: J.R. Smith (knee) was out due to a knee injury he sustained on Monday, though X-rays were negative and he's considered day-to-day. Liggins' start was designed mostly to keep the Cavs' second unit intact, and he's not an appealing short-term option. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson quiet in 35 mins as starter
    Jordan Clarkson started vs. the Rockets but had only seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: It was Clarkson's second start of the season but he couldn't get going against James Harden and the Rockets, disappointing owners who hoped for a big performance. It hasn't been smooth sailing for Clarkson, who is shooting 43.5 percent this season with as many turnovers (2.1 per game) as assists (2.1), but he's still a low-end value with nice rest-of-season potential. Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Arron Afflalo gets a DNP-CD
    Arron Afflalo moved to the bench and was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: OK then. Afflalo is only signed on a two-year deal, so the Kings may not view him as a piece going forward. He may get back in the rotation at some point, but his upside is very low. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Wilson Chandler notches 27 & 15 w/ six threes
    Wilson Chandler had another big game on Wednesday with 27 points, 15 rebounds and six 3-pointers in 35 minutes, sinking 10-of-24 field goals with one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: It was too little, too late for the Nuggets tonight, but at least they showed some fight after getting outscored 68-52 in the first half. Chandler has been awesome this season and his versatility makes him almost immune to shifting rotations in Denver, which seem inevitable in light of coach Mike Malone's comment that he'll "look at starting groups and combinations." Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • Arron Afflalo back to bench Wednesday
    Arron Afflalo will head back to the Kings bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ben McLemore will take his spot with the starters, and this demotion is nothing new for Afflalo. He has no fantasy appeal outside of very deep leagues. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas starting
    Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton is adding some extra punch to his first unit and helping out the second unit with Brandon Ingram shifting to the bench. The Lakers are leading the NBA in bench scoring thanks to Clarkson and Lou Williams, who has been on fire. Clarkson did start the second half on Saturday and should see minutes in the mid 30s. His fantasy owners will be hoping for him to snap out of his slump. Wednesday, 4:53 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson or Lou Williams may start
    Jordan Clarkson or Lou Williams may start against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Lakers are running out of guards to use in their first unit, so coach Luke Walton will have to break up his second unit. Williams has been on fire in his last two and should have value regardless. Clarkson played a solid game on Monday and could also get a bump in value with a starting nod. Both are in play for DFS tonight. Wednesday, 3:40 pm
  • Nick Young (calf) targeting Monday night
    Nick Young (calf) is targeting a return on Monday night, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.

    Advice: It's worth mentioning this report adds the Lakers downplayed that target date. Young surprisingly traveled with the team to Houston for tonight, and has been going through some pool exercise and light shooting. It's possible Young is back for Monday, but it seems slightly doubtful. There will be more minutes for Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. Wednesday, 11:37 am
  • Nick Young (calf) limited to light shooting
    Nick Young (calf) is still being limited to light shooting.

    Advice: Young is unable to make hard cuts or get around screens, which is to be expected given that he just hit the beginning of Week-2 of his initial 2-4 week timetable. He's out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, meaning Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Los Angeles. He does hope to return to a full practice on Saturday, so we'll be watching for that. Wednesday, 10:14 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. Wednesday, 7:53 am
  • DeAndre Liggins will start Wednesday vs. NYK
    DeAndre Liggins will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Knicks with J.R. Smith (knee) unavailable.

    Advice: This will be just the second start of Liggins' career, and while he will see some increased opportunity with the first unit tonight, Smith's minutes will likely be divvied up between Liggins, Iman Shumpert and Jordan McRae with their being no clear winner here. Wednesday, 7:38 am
  • Joe Ingles starts 2nd half, scores seven
    Joe Ingles started the second half of Tuesday's game vs. the Suns and scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist and one triple in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rodney Hood tweaked his right hamstring, so Ingles got the call in the second half over Joe Johnson. We still like Johnson as the better add if we learn that Hood will miss time, so it's safe to leave Ingles on the wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 15, plays well for Spurs
    Patty Mills came off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Tony Parker is going to miss time with a knee injury and while Mills is coming off the bench, he's the guy you want to own in Parker's absence. He was awful in his last game, missing all eight of his shots for one point on Monday, but was much better in this one. And while Nicolas Laprovittola is starting for Parker, Mills is the guy Gregg Popovich wants to run the offense. Pick him up if you need a point guard. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes off against Wolves
    Kawhi Leonard hit 11-of-15 shots for 31 points, one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: It's not a season high in points for Kawhi, but it's close. He scored 34 points way back on Nov. 9, and hadn't scored more than 23 points in his previous six games. Leonard didn't exactly crush the stat sheet like he's capable of doing, but he did fill it. He hasn't had a night off yet this season, so it's time to start watching for news that Gregg Popovich will sit him for a game. But if you drafted Leonard and have been disappointed with his output, tonight was a nice step in the right direction. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores two points in win
    Andrew Harrison scored two points on 1-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the 76ers.

    Advice: He added four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes, but this was his third game in a row with a brutal FG percentage. He's shooting just 20.6 percent from the field in that span, and rookie Wade Baldwin made a case for more minutes with a career-high 11 points. Harrison is going to be hard to trust, but as long as he's starting he should be able to provide his owners with a trickle of assists, steals, triples and blocks. Tuesday, 8:41 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez held to five points in loss
    Sergio Rodriguez scored five points with three rebounds, three assists, one triple and three turnovers in 23 minutes against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was coming in hot with five straight game with 7+ assists and two straight games with double-digit points, but he only hit 2-of-7 shots from the field against the Grizzlies and lost minutes to T.J. McConnell. He's a headache to own unless you need the assists. Tuesday, 7:57 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. Tuesday, 7:46 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 32 in loss to DET
    Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-21 shots for 32 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: He hit 10-of-10 free throws, but didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight. This line isn't really news, as Butler is averaging 26 points, 6.7 rebounds, four assists and a lot more on the season. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Manu Ginobili likely to be rested Tuesday
    Manu Ginobili is expected to be rested against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He will be uniform, but the Spurs will only use him in emergency situations. If he doesn't end up playing, this would be his third maintenance day over the last six games. Tuesday, 4:39 pm
  • Nick Young shooting post-practice jumpers
    Nick Young (right calf) was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Young is nearing the conclusion of Week-1 of his initial 2-4 week timetable, so while this is a minor step in the right direction, he's still not close to making a return. He's not really worth hanging onto if you don't have an IR-spot, and it'll be Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram picking up some extra minutes in his absence. Tuesday, 12:05 pm
  • Tony Parker (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Tony Parker (left knee contusion) will not play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This news is not surprising, as Coach Pop told reporters on Monday that Parker would likely have to miss and "extended period" of time due to his latest injury, which he suffered against the Bucks on Monday night. Feel free to cut Parker if you play in a standard league, as there should be far more attractive options on the wire. Nicolas Laprovittola will likely start in place of Parker on Tuesday, but Patty Mills is the biggest beneficiary. Tuesday, 11:02 am
  • C's recall Demetrius Jackson from D-League
    The Celtics recalled Demetrius Jackson from the D-League on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jackson has appeared in just three games this season and played a total of 15 minutes. He should be left on waiver wires in standard leagues. Tuesday, 10:44 am
  • Tony Parker (knee) unlikely to play Tuesday
    Tony Parker left Monday's win over the Bucks with an apparent knee injury that coach Gregg Popovich said could keep him out for an extended period.

    Advice: Having returned from a two-game stint on the injured list with a left thigh contusion, Parker left the game in Milwaukee in the third quarter. Parker has missed seven games this season with a variety of bumps and bruises. Coach Pop indicated after Monday’s setback that he might be forced to sit Parker for an extended period in order to heal again. "I think so," Popovich said. The Spurs play Tuesday in Minnesota and Thursday in Chicago. If Parker cannot play, rookie Nicolas Laprovittola is likely to replace him in the starting lineup, but Patty Mills is the biggest beneficiary. Tuesday, 6:20 am
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 38 minutes in loss
    Jordan Clarkson played 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: It was just the second time this season that he played 38 minutes, but the Lakers had to ride both him and Lou Williams with Jose Calderon (hamstring), Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell all out. Clarkson added five rebounds, one triple and three turnovers and should see a nice bump in value at least for the next couple weeks. Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores career-high 60
    Klay Thompson not only scored 40 points in the first half, and not only scored a career-high 60 points on the night, but did it on 21-of-33 shooting, 8-of-14 3-pointers and 10-of-11 free throws in Monday's 142-106 blowout win over the Pacers.

    Advice: Sure, he only had two rebounds and one assist, but who cares? This game was over by halftime, but Klay played through the third quarter in order to get his career high. Many of us thought Thompson would take a scoring hit this season, but it simply hasn't happened. And his average is going up - way up - after tonight's game. Steph Curry double-doubled, Kevin Durant scored 20 and Draymond Green had 10 assists, four steals and a block in the scrimmage. Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Tony Allen posts big double-double in 2OT win
    Tony Allen hit 9-of-14 shots for 19 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and a block in 42 minutes of Monday's intense 110-108 double-overtime win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: This was easily the best game of the season for Allen and the two overtimes helped. He had a season high in points, rebounds, minutes, shots and makes, while his previous season highs were just 12 points and nine rebounds. He's averaging 11.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals over his last five, but that number is clearly inflated by tonight's game. Give him a look, but he still doesn't look close to being a must-own player in most instances. Monday, 9:43 pm
  • Tony Parker quiet in start for Spurs
    Tony Parker started and played through his knee issue on Monday, but hit just 3-of-8 shots for six points and five assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He's completely untrustworthy these days, but Patty Mills, who is the point guard to own for the Spurs, missed all eight of his shots for one point and five assists. Mills has scored in double figures in three of his last five games, but wasn't feeling it tonight. Monday, 8:37 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 26 points in loss to POR
    Jimmy Butler scored 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Jimmy Buckets hit all eight of his free throws and added seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks, two triples and two turnovers in 37 minutes. He took on more responsibility with Rajon Rondo suspended, but both Rondo and Dwayne Wade will be in the lineup for Tuesday's game vs. Detroit on the second night of a back-to-back set. Butler has scored 20+ points in 14 straight games and is comfortably returning first-round value in standard leagues. Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will play Tuesday vs. DET
    Dwyane Wade will play on Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It's the second night of a back-to-back set and Wade missed one game last week against Dallas (also a back-to-back), but the Bulls probably don't want to drop three straight games. Wade went off in the 112-110 loss to the Blazers on Monday, scoring 34 points on 11-of-23 shooting (11-of-13 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. He said he's expecting to play around 30-32 minutes vs. Detroit, but his value will take a slight hit with Rajon Rondo (suspension) back in the lineup. Monday, 8:25 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez goes for 17 & 7 in loss
    Sergio Rodriguez hit 7-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Monday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Jerryd Baless is still out and nursing a wrist injury, so Rodriguez should continue to get it done as long as that's the case. And even when Bayless is back, given the fact he hasn't been able to overcome the injury thus far, Rodriguez might stay relevant until the new year. Monday, 6:58 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (mouth) will return on Monday
    Kyle Lowry took a shot to the mouth on Monday vs. the Cavaliers and went back to the locker room, but he will return.

    Advice: He was elbowed in the mouth and was examined by the team dentist in the locker room, but he was quickly cleared to return. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward and his owners shouldn't be concerned. Monday, 5:03 pm
  • Tony Parker (quad) will play Monday vs. MIL
    Tony Parker (quad) will play Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He's dealing with a bruised quad, so Gregg Popovich may limit his workload in Parker's first game back following a two-game stint on the sidelines. He's not a great fantasy option in most leagues. Monday, 3:54 pm
  • Toney Douglas available to play vs. Pelicans
    Toney Douglas will be available to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Douglas can earn in his Memphis debut, but with a favorable matchup against the Jrue Holiday-less (toe) Pelicans, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Fantasy GMs in most settings, however, can use a wait-and-see approach here. Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (rest) will play Monday vs. POR
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will return to action Monday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Wade was rested on the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday, although head coach Fred Hoiberg indicated that he's considering lifting the maintenance days on back-to-backs, meaning that Wade could see a full compliment of minutes Tuesday vs. Detroit as well. With Rajon Rondo (suspension) out tonight, Wade will spend some more time running the offense in Chicago. Nikola Mirotic will likely be heading back to the bench tonight. Monday, 11:17 am
  • Grizzlies sign veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas
    The Grizzlies have signed veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas by using the NBA’s hardship rule.

    Advice: He was the "frontrunner" to sign for the Grizzlies after they worked out a few point guards last week. With Mike Conley (back) looking at a multi-week absence, Douglas should immediately see minutes on his new team which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. For now, most owners should use a wait-and-see approach because it's not clear how big of a role he will have. Andrew Harrison's owners should be slightly concenred as his value could take a hit with the arrival of Douglas. We'll let you know if he's active for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. Monday, 9:04 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. Monday, 8:43 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 26 points vs. Suns
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He was already tearing it up in his previous eight, averaging 22.8 points, 4.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.8 treys on 47.8 percent from the field. Surprisingly, his six treys tonight were a season high, but he didn't go to the line for the sixth time this season. This big game has him at fifth-round value on the year, but he has an upward trend. Saturday, 10:49 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. Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Saturday, 9:45 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson struggles with extra role
    Jordan Clarkson started the second half for Jose Calderon (hamstring) on Saturday, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get a big bump with Calderon out and he hasn't really done much lately either. Surprisingly, Clarkson’s usage rate has dropped since D’Angelo Russell (knee) went down. Plus, his assist rate is similiar while his efficiency has dropped. Clarkson only has 10th-round value, but he's still a hold. Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Kyle Lowry nearly triple-doubles in win
    Kyle Lowry hit 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a block in 31 minutes of Saturday's ridiculous 128-84 cakewalk over the Hawks.

    Advice: Just like the Raptors, winners of six straight games, Lowry is rolling, averaging 22.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 4.6 3-pointers on 64 percent shooting over his last five. And that 64 percent shooting number is not a typo. Saturday, 8:37 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores 15 with eight dimes
    Sergio Rodriguez had it going on the offensive end against the Celtics during a 107-106 loss on Saturday, scoring 15 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Since he was benched, Rodriguez has been solid in those four with averages of 11.5 points, 3.3 boards, 7.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.3 treys. On the other hand, the defense is a major problem and coach Brett Brown mentioned Isaiah Thomas going off against him. "That's what you see with all-star point guards," Brown said. Additionally, Rodriguez has a woeful 114.6 D-rating in his minutes without Joel Embiid this year. Rodriguez was benched for Jerryd Bayless (wrist) before, but feel free to ride him while he's going strong and until Bayless comes back. Saturday, 8:31 pm
  • Nick Young out of the walking boot
    Nick Young (calf) is out of his walking boot.

    Advice: There's no word of his progressions on his strained calf, so he is still expected to miss the next 1.5-3.5 weeks. With Young out, it's been Brandon Ingram moving over the the two while the other guards have seen a few more minutes. Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Tony Parker dealing with another leg injury
    Tony Parker is dealing a left quadriceps contusion and Coach Pop indicated Parker would remain day-to-day when the team starts a three-game road trip beginning Monday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Parker appeared to tweak his leg in Tuesday’s home loss to Orlando. He dressed but did not play Wednesday, when the Spurs won in Dallas. He was also sidelined Friday night. It marked the seventh game Parker missed this season. For the second straight game, rookie Nicolas Laprovittola started at point guard for the Spurs. Parker is suffering through, by far, his least productive season since 2001-02, when he was a 19-year old rookie. Patty Mills is actually the preferred fantasy option at this point. Saturday, 7:33 am
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points in loss
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points in a 128-110 loss the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone was not happy with how his team defended the three, but it likely wasn't on Chandler. Malone has called Chandler a blessing and it may not be a surprise to see him get the starting lineup, as well. With Chandler as arguably their best healthy player right now and how awful the Nuggets are playing, Malone may up Chandler's minutes on Saturday. He should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 11:22 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 10 in 28 minutes Friday
    Patty Mills scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Tony Parker (knee) was out again and Nicolas Laprovittola drew his second straight start, but Mills played 28 minutes for the second straight game and he's clearly the pickup here. Mills is playing for a new contract and is playing the best ball of his career, averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 treys over his last five games. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 13 w/ 7 assists
    Manu Ginobili scored 13 points with seven assists, one rebound, one triple and three steals in 24 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He's picked up two maintenance days over the last five games and the Spurs are going to monitor his workload all year. He's still got some gas left in the tank, but he can't be trusted outside of very deep leagues. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 24 vs. CLE, out Saturday
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is scheduled to get the game off and did not travel with the team to Dallas. On Friday, Wade was fantastic with 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. The Bulls will likely try to limit him when they can, especially in road back-to-backs against weaker opponents. Friday, 10:34 pm
  • 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. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Jimmy Butler goes off again, of course
    Jimmy Butler scored 26 points with eight rebounds, six assists, two blocks, three steals and one turnover in 42 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: It's going to be the Jimmy Butler Show on Saturday with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. The last time Wade sat out, Butler went off for a season-high 40 points. Butler has also been on fire since that explosion, averaging 29.8 points, 6.0 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 treys in those five. Jimmy is coasting with first-round value in standard leagues and is an elite DFS play. Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 23 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 23 points in 40 minutes against the Knicks on Friday, adding two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is playing a ridiculous amount of minutes with 42.0 per game over his last three with none of those games going to overtime. His crazy playing time lately has bumped him into the top five in the NBA with 36.8 per game. He may not play 42 minutes every night, but LaVine looks like he's maintain his value as a top-50 player to date. Friday, 8:48 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and three treys in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He only shot 4-of-15 from the field, but did hit all three of his freebies at the line. Clarkson is locked in for minutes in the 30s with Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out, so the big lines will start flowing if he can find his shot -- he's shooting 38.0 percent from the field over his last five games. Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Kyle Lowry leads Raptors with 24 points
    Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to a 113-80 win over the Lakers on Friday, scoring 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: He made an early exit in the fourth quarter after 31 minutes with the game comfortably in the books. Lowry added seven assists, four rebounds, one steal and six triples, but also turned the ball over four times. DeMar DeRozan was getting all the headlines earlier this season, but it's been all Lowry for a couple weeks now. He's scored 24 or more points in three straight games and should have a big game against Dennis Schroder and the Hawks on Saturday. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores eight w/ seven dimes
    Sergio Rodriguez scored eight points with three rebounds, seven assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is still out with his sore wrist, but he is only day-to-day. Rodriguez will hold some value while Bayless is out, but coach Brett Brown appears to want to get another shooter out there with Bayless over Rodriguez, who only has short-term value right now. Friday, 6:44 pm
  • Tony Parker (knee) will not play vs. Wizards
    Tony Parker (knee) will not play against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He's actually on the injury report for a knee injury, so this isn't just rest. Patty Mills has played out of his mind as the NBA's leader in true shooting percentage, so he will slightly benefit here. Nicolas Laprovittola should pick up minutes close to 20 tonight as well. Friday, 3:58 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will play Friday, rest Saturday
    Dwyane Wade will play against the Cavs on Friday and will rest against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Wade is not even going to travel for the road game in Dallas. The Bulls are now starting to take care of Wade's legs more than usual with this being his second straight rest on a back-to-back set. He'll get plenty of minutes tonight at home against his buddy LeBron James. For Saturday, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Isaiah Canaan would benefit. Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Tony Allen scores nine in 27 minutes
    Tony Allen scored nine points with six rebounds, three steals and one turnover in 27 minutes during Thursday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: While the Grandfather wasn't yelling "First Team All Defense" tonight, he was just terrific on that end late in the game. He had his three steals all come in the final 6:12 to help get the Grizzlies going. Allen has stepped up with more playing time because of the all the injuries. He even said the Grizzlies were "a makeshift team" in his post-game interview. He will likely be managed later in the season, but he could be a steals specialist for some owners. Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Thursday, 9:58 pm
  • Joe Ingles brings spark off bench
    Joe Ingles scored 15 points in Thursday night’s loss to the Heat, adding four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Ingles played 22 minutes off the bench, but ignited the offense with three 3-pointers and played the entire fourth quarter. It was the most minutes that he has played since Nov. 14 and only the third time this season he has played 22 or more minutes. Once the Jazz gets healthier, Ingles will see his role diminish. Thursday, 9:38 pm
  • Kyrie Irving lone bright spot for Cavs
    Kyrie Irving hit 8-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 11-of-12 free throws for 28 points, but added just two rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in Thursday's ugly loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: This one was over early and the starters all sat for most of the fourth quarter. While Irving's scoring like an elite shooting guard, he doesn't have more than three assists in any of his last four games. LeBron James is really the distributor on this team, so Irving's low assists aren't all that surprising. But if he's not going to dish the ball, at least he's averaging 26.4 points on 52 percent shooting with 3.0 3-pointers per game over his last five. Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Report: Toney Douglas frontrunner for Memphis
    Toney Douglas "has emerged as the frontrunner" to join the Grizzlies, according to team beat writer Michael Wallace.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are expected to get an NBA injury exception in the coming days to give them an extra roster spot. Douglas can play both guard spots and may have a chance to get minutes. This would also likely allow them bring Wade Baldwin IV along slowly. Andrew Harrison's value could take a hit, but he looks like the best one to own of the three. Thursday, 6:33 pm
  • Dante Exum in the starting lineup vs. Heat
    Dante Exum is starting at point guard for George Hill (toe) on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get plenty of minutes tonight with Rodney Hood (hamstring) also out. Exum doesn't have much upside because of low per-minute output, so he's not really worth grabbing in most leagues. Thursday, 5:42 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Updating a previous item, Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: He should still get solid minutes, especially with how frequently the Heat go small. Ingles isn't quite as appealing as Joe Johnson, but he's in the mix for owners in deep leagues. Thursday, 5:37 pm
  • Joe Ingles likely to start for Rodney Hood
    Joe Ingles is likely to start for Rodney Hood (hamstring) against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: It makes sense to keep the second unit together and bring Joe Johnson off the bench. Ingles actually exploded in his only start this year, scoring 20.0 points in 33 minutes. With the Jazz very thin on the outside, both Joe and Jingles should be getting big minutes. Thursday, 4:11 pm
  • Dante Exum likely to start on Thursday
    Dante Exum is likely to start against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: George Hill (toe) is back on the shelf, so the Jazz will go back to making Exum a point guard and not a combo guard. In his previous six starts, Exum averaged 9.5 points, 3.5 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.8 treys in 29.8 minutes. The minutes will be there, but his upside isn't the greatest. Thursday, 11:17 am
  • Patty Mills not worried about contract year
    Patty Mills said he's not worried about the fact that he's up for a new contract after the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Mills will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but isn't letting that affect his play. "The feeling isn’t any different than any other year," he said. "My mindset is purely focused on this season and where we want to be. Nothing has changed." Mills won't be a fantasy star playing behind Tony Parker, but Parker will see more than his share of DNPs, which makes Mills worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 6:08 am
  • Wilson Chandler fares well in reserve role
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench on Wednesday for 17 points, seven rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: Chandler went 8-of-17 from the field with one 3-pointer and three turnovers, and his reserve role was the result of Danilo Gallinari (thigh) returning after a three-game absence. He's versatile enough to play three positions and the Nuggets are still thin on the wings with Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) sidelined, making Chandler a safe option until further notice. Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Patty Mills scores team-high 23 pts Wednesday
    Patty Mills led the Spurs in scoring on Wednesday with 23 points off the bench, sinking 9-of-12 shots with five 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Tony Parker was on the active roster but he picked up a precautionary DNP-CD, which freed up Mills to play big minutes behind fill-in starter Nicolas Laprovittola. Mills was already a top-120 fantasy point guard, and the likelihood of more DNPs for Parker makes him a decent pickup despite his low ceiling. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard leads short-handed Spurs to win
    The Spurs bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Magic, beating the Mavericks on Wednesday 94-87 thanks to Kawhi Leonard's 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Leonard shot just 5-of-16 from the field but he made 9-of-12 free throws in 31 minutes, helping the Spurs maintain their undefeated record on the road. They are a perfect 11-0 on the road this season, but just 4-4 at home. Kawhi has yet to miss a game this season, which has helped him maintain top-six fantasy value in nearly all formats on a cumulative basis. Wednesday, 9:19 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. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 22 pts in loss to Lakers
    Jimmy Butler finished Wednesday's home loss to the Lakers with 22 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 40 minutes of action.

    Advice: Before the game, Butler gave some credit to former teammate Luol Deng, now with the Lakers. "The way I look at it, I owe him a little bit," he said. "That's why I'm going to show him the protege is doing it." Butler made 13-of-15 free throws but was just 4-of-18 from the field, and his team lost to a rebuilding Lakers squad tonight, so it wasn't exactly a pristine performance. Expect him to rise to the challenge vs. Cleveland on Friday. Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Dwyane Wade plays well despite oral surgery
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) finished with 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wade had a tooth removed on Tuesday and he was a game-time decision tonight, but his playing time and production (7-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) suggest that he'll be fine. The Bulls have a back-to-back set this weekend, vs. the Cavaliers (Friday) and Mavericks (Saturday), and Wade should be safe to deploy for both games. Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • Clarkson, Williams lead Lakers' bench effort
    Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams each scored 18 points off the bench vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Clarkson going 9-of-18 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers' bench has averaged 52.4 points per game this season, the most for any team since at least 1985-86. That remarkable fact speaks to how well coach Luke Walton has balanced his young players and veterans, and the Clarkson/Williams duo isn't likely to be separated any time soon. Williams made 4-of-12 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs, with five boards and five assists, and both guys should have expanded roles until Nick Young (calf) returns to action. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Kyle Lowry ties season high w/ 29 points
    Kyle Lowry tied his season high with 29 points on Wednesday, making 8-of-13 FGs and 9-of-10 FTs with eight assists and a pair of steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Lowry went 4-of-7 from downtown but this isn't likely to be the start of a sustained offensive surge. He's taken a backseat to DeMar DeRozan (24 points, nine boards, six assists) offensively this season, and he benefited from a matchup vs. Grizzlies rookie Andrew Harrison tonight. That said, Lowry is still an excellent, borderline-elite fantasy PG. Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores career-high 21 points
    Andrew Harrison started at PG for Memphis on Wednesday, finishing with a career-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers, four assists, three steals and two rebounds.

    Advice: Mike Conley (back) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, and Harrison is a great pickup even though the Grizzlies might add a veteran PG in the near future. He leads all rookies in minutes played and is the fifth rookie this year to score 20+ points in a game. He averaged 18.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting in the D-League last season, and is worth grabbing until we see where the chips fall in Memphis. Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Wilson Chandler to bench w/ Gallinari active
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench on Wednesday with Danilo Gallinari (thigh) returning to the starting five.

    Advice: Gallinari missed three games, during which Chandler thrived in an expanded role as a starter. His minutes may tick down tonight but he's well worth holding onto unless the bottom drops out. Wednesday, 5:20 pm
  • Tony Parker to bench, Laprovittola starting
    Tony Parker will not start vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be Nicolas Laprovittola getting the nod as the Spurs' starter tonight, with Patty Mills filling his usual role as backup PG. Parker could see a few minutes off the bench but more than likely he'll pick up a DNP-CD, as the Spurs are facing the team with the league's worst record tonight. Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Manu Ginobili (rest) out vs Mavs on Wednesday
    Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the second night of a back-to-back set and this is likely to be a pattern for Ginobili and other Spurs' veterans throughout the season. Occasional DNPs are one more reason to leave Ginobili on the waiver wire. Wednesday, 4:16 pm
  • Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. TOR
    Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With Mike Conley (back) looking at a lengthy absence, Harrison will be Memphis' starting point guard until they sign someone else, and he could be worth a look as a DFS punt play. Tony Allen, Troy Williams, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will join Harrison in the starting unit, and Wade Baldwin should see a decent amount of minutes off the bench. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Dwyane Wade says he will play vs. Lakers
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) said he will play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently is good to go. Wade missed shootaround due to a procedure on a fractured root in his tooth and was a game-time cal. He should be good for 30 minutes tonight in a favorable matchup. Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will warm up, remains a GTD
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) will warm up for Wednesday's game against the Lakers and remains a game-time decision.

    Advice: He had a fractured root on his tooth and missed shootaround this morning. Coach Fred Hoiberg sounded optimistic Wade would give it a go, but it's still possible he rests or sees a minutes decrease. If he is out, Nikola Mirotic would likely start and could have another big game. Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Canaan would also benefit. Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Nick Young (right calf) will miss 2-4 weeks
    Nick Young (strained right calf) will miss the next 2-4 weeks.

    Advice: An MRI confirmed his injury, which occurred in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Young was having a very solid season with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage, but now his fantasy owners probably have to cut him. While he's out, the Lakers will have to lean more on Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas until D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. Both Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams should be very busy while more shots should go to rookie Brandon Ingram. Wednesday, 11:49 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) out Wednesday vs. CHI
    Nick Young (right Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Lakers haven't yet released the results of Young's MRI, so we won't be speculating on the length of his absence until that information is made available. With Young on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jordan Clarkson will more than likely move into the starting lineup, and he'll get all the run he can handle with D'Angelo Russell (knee) also unavailable. Lou Williams should also see an uptick in value, as he won't have to share the floor with a teammate that steals his passes tonight. Wednesday, 10:31 am
  • Dwyane Wade (tooth) a game-time call vs. LAL
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Wade had a tooth extracted on Tuesday, and he was not present during shootaround, so it's looking like he'll be a true game-time call tonight. Wade also missed Chicago's previous matchup with the Lakers, which resulted in Nikola Mirotic moving into the starting lineup and Jimmy Butler popping off for 40 points. In other words, if Wade is out, Jimmy Buckets will make for a fantastic DFS target. Wednesday, 9:41 am
  • Nick Young (Achilles) sporting a walking boot
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) was spotted leaving the Smoothie King Center wearing a walking boot.

    Advice: Young was also able to put pressure on his foot while limping around the Lakers' locker room after Tuesday's game, and he was in high spirits, although Uncle P is eternally optimistic. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI once the Lakers arrive in Chicago, but for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson will get all the burn he can handle and Brandon Ingram will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 8:06 am
  • Manu Ginobili scores 13 points in return
    Manu Ginobili scored 13 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two treys in 23 minutes against the Magic on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ginobili was rested on Saturday vs. the Wizards and it wouldn't be a shock if he picked up another maintenance day on Wednesday vs. Dallas on the second night of a back-to-back set. Look for Patty Mills and Jonathon Simmons to pick up the slack if that's the case. Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson leads Lakers in minutes
    Jordan Clarkson hit 4-of-14 shots for nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Clarkson, along with teammate Brandon Ingram, led the Lakers in minutes with 29 on Tuesday night. He has now played at least 29 minutes in four straight games and has attempted no less than 14 shots in each of those games. The Lakers appear to be more inclined in giving Clarkson the playing time during D’Angelo Russell’s absence. Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Nick Young (Achilles strain) won't return
    Nick Young (right Achilles strain) will not return on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Young needed the help of his teammates to get back to the locker room and the Lakers ruled him out for the game after just a few minutes. Young will have an MRI on Wednesday and the Lakers will provide an update at that time. His status for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls isn't looking great right now. Jordan Clarkson is looking at heavy minutes if Young misses additional time. Tuesday, 5:25 pm
  • Nick Young goes to locker room Tuesday
    Nick Young (right leg) left Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans and went to the locker room. Tuesday, 5:19 pm
  • Andrew Harrison likely to start at PG for Mem
    With Mike Conley (back) out for the next six weeks, the Grizzlies will likely be forced to start Andrew Harrison at point guard.

    Advice: Harrison was undrafted out of Kentucky and spent last season in the D-League. He made the Grizz this year after a strong showing in training camp and quickly earned coach David Fizdale's trust, securing a spot in the rotation. Harrison is averaging over 25 minutes per game this season and is actually fifth on the Grizzlies in total minutes played. However, he has struggled of late. He is just 1-of-18 from the field (5.6 percent) over Memphis' last three games. Nonetheless, the Grizz simply don't have a veteran PG to rely on. Unless Memphis trades for another guard, they will probably start Harrison and play Wade Baldwin behind him off the bench. Harrison has a chance to play 30-plus minutes a night, but will likely only be a fantasy asset in deep leagues. Tuesday, 11:26 am
  • Zach LaVine flirts with triple-double Monday
    Zach LaVine made 9-of-17 shots for 28 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in 44 minutes of Monday’s loss against Utah.

    Advice: LaVine erupted tonight just three games after scoring 31 points against the Warriors, and has now scored at least 26 points in three of his last four games. He was two rebounds and two assists shy of a triple-double and currently has career highs in scoring and 3-pointers made, as well as field goal and free throw percentage. LaVine's 44 minutes were at least 10 more than the next closest T-Wolf, and he may be starting to challenge Karl-Anthony Towns for the title of best player on his team. Monday, 9:21 pm
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