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  • Pat Connaughton to start at SF on Friday
    Pat Connaughton will start in place of Moe Harkless on Friday afternoon vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Connaughton will join Dame Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Noah Vonleh and Jusef Nurkic in the Blazers starting five. This will be the second career start for Connaughton. He's averaging just 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds over 16.1 minutes in the 11 games the Blazers have played this month. Despite Harkless' ineffectiveness leading to his demotion, Connaughton will split minutes with Harkless, Evan Turner and Shabazz Napier, which limits Connaughton's fantasy value. He can be left on waivers in standard leagues for now. Today, 8:51 am
  • C.J. Miles (personal) will not play Friday
    C.J. Miles (personal) will not play vs. the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Congrats to the Miles family, as C.J.'s wife gave birth to a baby girl on Thanksgiving night. With Miles out of the mix on Friday, it will open up more minutes for Norman Powell and OG Anunoby. OG started at small forward on Wednesday, but finished with just three points, one board and one assist in 16 minutes. Powell, making his return to the lineup after missing four games due to a hip injury, scored 11 points with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes on Wednesday. Today, 7:51 am
  • Ron Baker (shoulder) back practicing
    Ron Baker (shoulder) is back practicing but not at full contact.

    Advice: Baker sprained the AC joint in his left shoulder in a G-League game back on November 14th. "It’s definitely not 100 percent, but it feels way better than when it happened," said Baker. "The range of motion is 75 percent." He added that the next "three, four days will be very important." Baker's has very limited fantasy value, as he has fallen behind Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina in the PG pecking order. Today, 7:01 am
  • C.J. Miles (personal) doubtful for Friday
    C.J. Miles (personal) is listed as "not with the team" in the game notes for Friday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: No word on the reason for Miles absence, but it's safe to assume he will miss Friday's game. We should have confirmation after the Raptors shootaround. Miles has been playing well of late. He's scored in double-figures in six straight games and is averaging 13.8 points, while shooting .477 (21-for-44) from 3-point range during this span. If Miles does not play, Norman Powell and OG Anunoby will soak up extra minutes. Today, 6:34 am
  • Kendall Marshall retires from G-League
    Kendall Marshall has reportedly retired from the G-League.

    Advice: Still only 26 years old, it's unclear if Marshall will continue to pursue a job in the NBA, but there's a good chance that he'll head overseas in the meantime. Yesterday, 8:42 am
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  • Kyle Anderson making most of minutes
    Kyle Anderson is making the most of his minutes with Kawhi Leonard (quad) still without a timetable.

    Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich was talking about how he wants to keep Anderson involved in the rotation if/when Leonard returns, and while it's hard to imagine him holding onto value when that happens, the player nicknamed "Slo Mo" deserves to be on fantasy rosters right now with November averages of 9.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 turnovers. "I'm just trying to play well enough to I can stay on the floor," Anderson said. "I don't want to go back to not playing." Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Nicolas Brussino assigned to G-League
    Nicolas Brussino has been assigned to the G-League.

    Advice: He has played four games in the G-League this season compared to two games with the Hawks, but Atlanta may take a long look at him later in the campaign. Yesterday, 6:37 am
  • Frank Ntilikina returned to action on Wednesday November 22. Yesterday, 12:39 am
  • Terrence Ross scores season-high 22 points
    Terrence Ross started and hit 8-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been hit-or-miss all season and Jonathon Simmons has more upside, but Ross deserves some attention. He's averaging 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting over his last five, so he can offer some 12-team help if you need steals and treys. Wednesday, 11:48 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox keeps up strong play vs. Lakers
    De'Aaron Fox had 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and one steal in just 23 minutes during Wednesday's win vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Fox hasn't had an eye-opening game recently, but he is getting more consistent as he adjusts to a starting role. Over the past three games he's averaging 12.0 points on 48.3% shooting, 1.3 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals. When you pair that immediate production with his upside, he needs to be owned. Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • George Hill vanishes w/ zero points in 22 min
    George Hill vanished on Wednesday with zero points, steals or blocks in 22 minutes of action vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Hill made another start alongside De'Aaron Fox, but he finished with just three rebounds and one assist while missing both of his field goal attempts. He was just starting to regain some trust with five straight double-digit scoring games, and this highlights the inherent risk in relying on him -- Sacramento will continue to give Fox minutes at PG, which leaves Hill battling a thicket of players for a dwindling pool of playing time. Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Vince Carter returns vs. Lakers on Wednesday
    Vince Carter (kidney stones) played nine minutes on Wednesday, finishing with two points, one rebound and one block.

    Advice: VC wound up missing seven games, but his return doesn't have a clear fantasy impact -- Sacramento's rotations are already chaotic, and Carter hasn't played more than 18 minutes in a game all season. It's nice to see him healthy, though. Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic gets going vs. Lakers
    Bogdan Bogdanovic came through on Wednesday with 14 points, seven assists, two steals and a pair of 3-pointers, making 6-of-9 shots in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: It was a rare burst of efficiency from Bogdanovic, who shot 50.0 percent in October but was at just 37.3 percent this month. His talent is obvious and he showed nice chemistry with Willie Cauley-Stein, which is worth watching, but he's still more of a stash in the hopes that he breaks out in the new year. Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 15 points in 25 minutes
    Alec Burks had 15 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist in 25 minutes on Wednesday, making 5-of-10 field goals and 4-of-6 free throws.

    Advice: This was the most points Burks has scored since opening night, and he's yet to hit double-digits in consecutive games this season. Until that changes, he's a non-factor in fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Kyle Anderson scores 12 points
    Kyle Anderson scored 12 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers during a 107-90 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Gregg Popovich spoke about how he wants to play Anderson once Kawhi Leonard (quad) comes back. "When Kawhi does come back, I’ve got some figuring out to do. [Anderson] should still be on the court, somehow or another," Pop said. We have seen this movie before with Pop saying he wanted to play him at multiple spots a couple years ago, but Slo-Mo has been good this year. He should still trend down at some point next month, assuming Kawhi comes back. Wednesday, 9:31 pm
  • Patty Mills scores just two points
    Patty Mills scored two points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Tony Parker (quad) getting closer to a return, Mills could move back into his normal bench role. He's been fairly decent in that role and the Spurs certainly won't be unleashing Parker, but Mills will likely take a smaller hit to his playing time. If you've been riding him at the end of your bench, you may want to get ready to look to someone else. Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • Tony Snell plays 22 minutes off bench
    Tony Snell moved to the bench on Wednesday vs. the Suns and played 22 minutes with four points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Snell started all 16 previous games for the Bucks, but averaged a mere 9.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys despite seeing over 32 minutes per outing. The Bucks made several lineup changes with Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) sitting this one out, but regardless of whether or not he starts, Snell is a low-end fantasy asset at best. Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Tony Snell will come off the bench Wednesday
    Tony Snell will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Snell should still be able to flirt with close to 30 minutes tonight with Giannis Anteotkounmpo (knee) on the sidelines, but he can't be considered anything more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • Vince Carter (illness) practices Tuesday
    Vince Carter (illness) practiced on Tuesday and said he was "ready to get back on the court."

    Advice: Carter has missed each of the Kings last seven games due to complications from kidney stones. However, it appears he will make his return Wednesday when the Kings host the Lakers. Buddy Hield (ankle) was also able to practice on Tuesday. If both Carter and Hield return on Wednesday, they'll cut into the playing time of Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Bogdan Bogdanovic Tuesday, 2:26 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina (illness) sat out 4Q Monday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said Frank Ntilikina didn't play in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Clippers due to an illness.

    Advice: Ntilikina failed to score and had just one assist and four turnovers in 11 minutes over the first three quarters on Monday. "He’s been fighting it two, three days now. He just didn’t have it (vs LAC)," said Hornacek. "He actually said, ‘I’m not helping the team now.’ Frank’s a smart player. He realized he didn’t have enough energy. He sacrificed." The Knicks next game is Wednesday vs. the Raptors. We should have an update on Ntilikina after Wednesday's shootaround. Tuesday, 9:18 am
  • De'Aaron Fox plays 32 minutes in loss
    De'Aaron Fox started at point guard again on Monday, scoring 12 points with five assists, three boards, one steal, one triple and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings have basically moved George Hill to shooting guard, so Fox has seen an uptick in minutes and production lately. He was more efficient than usual tonight, hitting 4-of-9 shots and all three of his free throws. With the Kings going nowhere this season, we'd expect Fox to continue seeing heavy run. Monday, 10:03 pm
  • George Hill leads Kings with 16 points
    George Hill had 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on Monday vs. Denver.

    Advice: After a disastrous start to the season, Hill is slowly earning the trust of his fantasy owners back. He's playing a lot more next to De'Aaron Fox these days, and he's averaging a solid 14.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples over his last five games. The Kings are a mess and Hill could lose minutes late in the season when they chase lottery balls, but he's worth owning for now. Monday, 9:57 pm
  • Patty Mills fills stat sheet vs. Hawks
    Patty Mills hit 3-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes of Monday's win.

    Advice: Mills is averaging 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 40 percent shooting over his last five. If you need a point guard and the hot free agents are gone, Mills is getting enough run right now to help your team. Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Kyle Anderson double-doubles in win
    Kyle Anderson played 30 minutes and hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, six rebounds, a career-high 10 assists and a block in Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He's averaging 10.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.0 blocks and is shooting 56 percent over his last five games. If you're done waiting for Rudy Gay (13 minutes), you might as well pick up the guy who's currently ruining him - Mr. Anderson. Monday, 9:28 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina quiet vs. the Clippers
    Frank Ntilikina had a night to forget on Monday vs. the Clippers, finishing scoreless on two missed shots with one assist and four turnovers in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Like most rookies, The Frenchise is going to have an up-and-down season, but it's been mostly positive (especially on defense). He doesn't offer much in fantasy at this point in his career besides steals and assists, so treat him like a stash or watch his progress from the wire. He should eventually overtake Jarrett Jack as the starter. Monday, 8:19 pm
  • Vince Carter (kidney stones) out Monday
    Vince Carter (illness) will miss Monday's matchup with the Nuggets.

    Advice: This will be Carter's seventh consecutive game on the sidelines due to kidney stones, and the Kings haven't given any clues as to when we can expect him back. Buddy Hield (ankle) will also be missing tonight's game, so Bogdan Bogdanovic should be able to get close to 30 minutes of floor time. Monday, 11:32 am
  • De'Aaron Fox scores 11 points in loss
    De'Aaron Fox scored 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer during a 102-90 loss to the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was 5-of-9 from the field with no attempts from the line, so the usage hasn't really been there. One reason why Fox caught our attention early was because of such high usage, but that has really dipped. In his last five, he only had an 18.9 usage rate, but that number was at 26.9 in the first five games. Low usage aside, it's encouraging that he looks to be starting the rest of the way, so there may be a small buy-low window on Fox. Saturday, 9:43 pm
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 12 points
    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 12 points with one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't pick up any noteworthy playing time from the Buddy Hield (ankle) injury. However, Bogdanovic was really slumping coming into this game with a two-point dud on Friday and some bad November averages of 7.4 points, 2.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 treys on 37.3 percent from the field. He's basically just a stash for now. Saturday, 9:30 pm
  • Fox, Hill, Temple, Skal & Z-Bo will start
    De'Aaron Fox, George Hill, Garrett Temple, Skal Labissiere and Zach Randolph will start against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: One good turn deserves another, apparently. This lineup got a win last night, but it was more about Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein in the second unit. Fox has a decent chance to keep the job as a starter and he played 25-of-27 minutes next to Hill last night. Saturday, 5:39 pm
  • Vince Carter (illness) will not play Saturday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play Saturday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This will be the sixth straight game Carter has missed due to his kidney stones issue. Buddy Hield (ankle) has also been ruled out on Saturday. Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Bogdan Bogdanovic will be the biggest beneficiaries in terms of playing time. Saturday, 9:34 am
  • De'Aaron Fox gets a start, scores nine points
    De'Aaron Fox scored nine points in a start with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 27 minutes during an 86-82 win over the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He played 25 minutes next to George Hill and it would appear the Kings are finally going to allow Fox to show what he can do as the engine of the offense. The Kings are also on a back-to-back in Portland on Saturday, so maybe Fox sticks in the first unit after their embarrassing 46-point loss to the Hawks on Wednesday. Fox has actually attempted 111 jumpers this year and made 35 (31.5 percent), and he's even been unassisted on 75.8 percent of his makes, so his scoring should come easier as his teammates learn how to play with him. He should be owned in standard leagues. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Bogdanovic scores just two points
    Bogdan Bogdanovic made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Bad game aside, Bogdanovic is likely looking at more opportunity on Saturday with Buddy Hield getting hurt tonight. Although, Justin Jackson could be thrown in to take Hield's minutes and it may not affect Bogdanovic. He should get more shots regardless, though. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • George Hill slides over to SG
    George Hill played 27 minutes with 14 points, five rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He may be shifted over to the wing and he played 25 minutes next to De'Aaron Fox in this game alone. Hill is probably going to see his playing time fluctuate as the Kings slide in the standings. Most fantasy owners may not want to deal with the inconsistency and maybe he doesn't play on Saturday. He should have value if he can play 27 minutes per night. Friday, 10:04 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 10 points
    Alec Burks scored 10 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: As far as playing time goes, Burks is likely the biggest beneficiary with Raul Neto from the Ricky Rubio injury. He started the second half over Jonas Jerebko because the Jazz were smoked in the first half. Burks has played point guard for coach Quin Snyder before and he'll handle the ball more while Rubio is out. He's worth a look in deeper leagues. Friday, 8:08 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox starting next to George Hill
    De'Aaron Fox is starting alongside George Hill on Friday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: The Kings have been laughable at times this season, but it's good to see them turn to their point guard of the future. Fox has been pretty inconsistent and is coming off a rough stretch, but he should get better and better. Friday, 7:12 pm
  • Ron Baker (shoulder) ruled out Friday
    Ron Baker (shoulder) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Baker had been dealing with an ankle issue earlier this season, but this is the first we are hearing of a shoulder injury. However, he has not played since the first week of the season, so there is no fantasy impact to note. Baker belongs on the waiver wire in all fantasy formats. Friday, 7:50 am
  • Vince Carter is out again for Friday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play on Friday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The kidney stones issue will keep him out for over a week and hopefully he's doing well. Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and George Hill could play slightly more, but the rotation is a total mess. Thursday, 7:12 pm
  • Courtney Lee praises Frank Ntilikina
    Courtney Lee said he's noticed that Frank Ntilikina is more confident on the floor.

    Advice: "He already had the physical gifts, being 6-5, 6-6, with long arms and the foot quickness and it's him just learning the terminology and learning where to be at," Lee said of the rookie. "You knew that was gonna take time, but he's matured fast." Ntilikina is tied for second in the league in steals per game (2.0), leading the NBA in steals per 36 minutes (3.5) and third in the league in deflections per 36 minutes (4.3), and coach Jeff Hornacek said the team has "great confidence" in him defensively. It won't be long before he's starting, so Ntilikina is a fun player to stash at the end of your roster. Thursday, 6:32 am
  • Pat Connaughton starts 2nd half, benched late
    Pat Connaughton started the second half of Wednesday's game but finished with just two points, two assists and one rebound in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Connaughton was basically a placeholder in the second half and he didn't play the final 17 minutes of a close game, as Terry Stotts opted to play Shabazz Napier a ton down the stretch. It would take a few injuries for Connaughton to spring loose as a fantasy asset. Wednesday, 11:01 pm
  • Terrence Ross logs 27 minutes Wednesday
    Terrence Ross logged 27 minutes on Wednesday but he attempted just five shots, making two of them to finish with five points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

    Advice: One of Ross' makes came from downtown, so this wasn't a terrible line for roto purposes, but most points-league owners have already moved on due to his low scoring (9.2 points per game) and lack of peripheral stats. He's yet to play 30 minutes in a game this month, and is a steals-and-threes specialist until further notice. Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 13 points vs. Wolves
    Patty Mills scored 13 points with one rebound, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Wolves during a 98-86 loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Spurs haven't had much success on back-to-back sets. They've had four of them and went just 3-5 in those eight games. As for Mills, this is his eighth straight start and he's consistently been around 28 minutes most of his November games. Mills hasn't really done much to be held in standard leagues unless you're just looking for a low-upside guy to give you 12 points with little else. Wednesday, 9:39 pm
  • Frank Ntilikina plays 20 minutes vs. Utah
    Frank Ntilikina chipped in seven points and four rebounds in 20 minutes during a 106-101 win vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ntilikina was coming off a six-steal game vs. the Cavs on Monday, and he added two more tonight. He didn't have any assists, but owners will have to take the good with the bad from the 19-year-old PG. He had played at least 23 minutes in the Knicks' previous five games, which is where he'll likely be vs. Toronto on Friday. Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • George Hill gets 12 points, three steals
    The Kings' streak of seven straight road losses continued on Wednesday, while George Hill scored 12 points (4-of-11 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It's been a struggle for Hill to begin the season, and rookie De'Aaron Fox is an ever-present threat to his playing time (27 minutes tonight). He has shown signs of life recently, though, which he attributed to a more aggressive mindset. "Look to score first, try to make passes second," he said. Unless he can start stringing together multiple solid games, he belongs on the wire. Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox quiet in 19 minutes vs. Hawks
    De'Aaron Fox had two points on 1-of-4 shooting, two assists, two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 46-point loss in Atlanta.

    Advice: Fox is now shooting just 10-of-34 in his past four games, and he's under 20% from downtown on the season. The upside is there, and he should only get better as the season continues, but most owners should keep him benched until he heats up. Wednesday, 7:26 pm
  • Ron Baker will not play Wednesday vs. Utah
    Ron Baker will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: He's on the inactive list, out of the rotation and irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Wednesday, 2:50 pm
  • Vince Carter out again for Wednesday
    Vince Carter (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out since Thursday because of kidney stones, so hopefully he's doing well. Buddy Hield has picked it up since Carter has missed time while Justin Jackson, Malachi Richardson and Bogdan Bogdanovic should play slightly more. Wednesday, 1:45 pm
  • Patty Mills scores season-high 19 vs. Dallas
    Patty Mills started at point guard and hit 7-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 19 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and a block in 30 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: Mills has started all seven Spurs games in November, taking over for the struggling Dejounte Murray, but has been very hit-or-miss since then. He had just five points, six assists and a steal on 2-of-6 shooting in 20 minutes on Saturday, so don't kick yourself if you weren't on him tonight. He is averaging 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five games, so if you want to roll with him until Tony Parker (quad) comes back, go for it. Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • C.J. Miles hits six triples in win over HOU
    C.J. Miles hit 6-of-12 shots, all of which were 3-pointers, on his way to 19 points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and a block in just 17 minutes off the Raptors' bench in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Wow. The six 3-pointers tied his season high, which came on opening night when he had 22 points in just 20 minutes. We thought Miles might get extra run without Norman Powell (hip) around, but it was starter OG Anunoby who got 30 minutes tonight. Anunoby might continue to get starts for as long as Powell is out, but it would be surprising if Miles doesn't at least approach 23 minutes off the bench in that scenario. Neither Miles or Anunoby are must-own players, but taking a flier on either of them while Powell is out might make sense in 12-team or deeper leagues. Tuesday, 8:16 pm
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