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  • Mike Muscala (ankle) ruled out for Wednesday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Kris Humphries and Mike Scott will continue to split Muscala's minutes, but neither guy will be on the floor enough to make a difference in most leagues. Muscala, Humphries and Scott belong on the waiver wire in most settings. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
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  • Walton won't commit to Ingram running point
    Luke Walton is uncertain if he'll give Brandon Ingram another start at point guard on Wednesday.

    Advice: The first time Walton allowed Ingram to start at point guard, the rookie flirted with a triple-double in a close loss to the Cavs, but the second time around Ingram committed three turnovers and zero assists while the Lakers suffered their worst loss in franchise history; so it's been a mixed bag. Walton may want to temporarily suspend the point-Ingram experiment, but regardless of what position Ingram plays at, he's sure to log significant minutes for the rebuilding Lakers. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) will play Wednesday vs. POR
    Updating a previous report, Luke Walton confirmed that Luol Deng (wrist) will play Wednesday in Portland.

    Advice: Deng missed the scrimmage portion of Tuesday's practice, but he'll be good to go for Wednesday's game after logging 19 minutes in his return from a two-game stint on the sidelines on Sunday. Deng is starting and getting solid run for the Lakers, but statistically, his production just hasn't been there and his rest-of-season outlook isn't looking great as an older guy playing on a rebuilding team. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:36 pm
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  • Cody Zeller (quad) questionable Wednesday
    Cody Zeller (quad contusion) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a quad contusion for Zeller, but it hasn't taken much to force him to the sidelines this season. If he's out, Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes will split the five-man minutes, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) probable for Wednesday
    Luol Deng (wrist) is probable to play Wednesday in Portland.

    Advice: Deng went through a majority of Tuesday's practice, but sat out the scrimmage portion after a minor collision with Tarik Black in which he got popped in the face. He should be good to go for Wednesday night, although over the past month he's ranked outside the top-150 with forgettable averages of 8.0 points, 5.9 boards and not much else on 40.5 percent shooting. As Larry Nance works his way into game shape, Deng's value will likely continue to trend in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:05 pm
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  • Ben Simmons (foot) progressing as expected
    Ben Simmons (foot) had a planned scan on Monday with his operating physician in New York and is progressing as expected, yet remains without a timetable for his return.

    Advice: Simmons is clearing minor hurdles and seems to be slowly but surely inching towards a return. Reports have intimated that the Sixers and Simmons are targeting sometime after the All-Star break. He is worth a stash, especially if your league utilizes an IR spot; however, keep in mind that even after Simmons returns, the Sixers will be very cautious with him. We can safely assume they will severely limit his minutes and prevent him from playing in back-to-back etc. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:59 am
  • Dragan Bender (ankle) questionable for Tues
    Dragan Bender (right ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bender tweaked his ankle in the fist half of the Suns previous game, which was Sunday vs. the Raptors. He was unable to return the floor and sat out the entire second half. Bender had been averaging 18.3 minutes over the Suns previous four contests prior to Sunday. If Bender does not play Tuesday, Marquese Chriss and P.J. Tucker would likely soak up the majority of those minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:53 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores 18 points
    Victor Oladipo scored 18 points on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Dipo added four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple in 30 minutes, but he said over the weekend that his wrist is still causing him some pain. "Lingering pain and I've fallen on it a few times unluckily," Oladipo said. He added that he's "not worried about it," but he will continue to ice it and receive treatment going forward. If tonight was any indication, Oladipo should be just fine. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Steven Adams blocks four shots in return
    Steven Adams (concussion) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz and scored nine points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks.

    Advice: The Thunder didn't waste any time easing him back into action by giving the big man a 37-minute workload. Rudy Gobert usually shuts down opposing centers, so Adams' owners should take this line and run. Adams will be a strong play against a Pelicans team on Wednesday that could be without Anthony Davis (quad). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 13 points in win
    Justin Holiday played 32 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He's coming off the bench, but is making some noise, averaging 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. His 32 minutes were easily his most since Dec. 28, so it's possible he's on the verge of getting hot. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Shaun Livingston returns to action
    Shaun Livingston (rest) returned to action on Monday vs. the Heat and scored four points with five assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Livingston was averaging 17.4 minutes per game prior to Monday, but saw a few extra minutes tonight with Andre Iguodala resting. Livingston won't be a fantasy factor while Stephen Curry is healthy despite this solid line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 27 points in loss
    Kevin Durant scored 27 points on 12-of-23 shooting in a loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: The Warriors had their seven-game winning streak snapped by a Dion Waiters 3-pointer in the final seconds after KD tied the game at 102 apiece with a driving slam. Durant only hit 1-of-8 triples tonight, but added six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes. He's still the No. 1 overall player in standard fantasy leagues and we don't see that changing anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Jeff Teague cools off against Bulls
    Jeff Teague hit just 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds and seven assists in Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Teague had scored in double figures in all nine of his January games prior to tonight's mishap and was averaging 16.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer during the month coming into this one. He was due for an off night, but should bounce back against the Timberwolves on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • James Johnson held to nine points
    James Johnson scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting vs. the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes and added four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a triple. Johnson has slowed down in his last three games with averages of 7.0 points, 4.3 boards and 4.6 assists with not much else, but he has almost no competition for minutes and should bounce back in a dream matchup vs. the Nets on Wednesday. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Thaddeus Young struggles for Pacers
    Thaddeus Young hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 31 minutes of Monday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Young is stealing the heck out of the ball right now, but the rest of his game, especially his offense, has been pretty rough lately. He's averaging 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting over his last five. The scoring is a buzzkill, but the steals and strong shooting help make up for it, and make him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 19 off Kings' bench
    Ty Lawson played 23 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal off the Kings' bench on Monday.

    Advice: Darren Collison continues to start, but Lawson has been the better point guard over the past month. Lawson is averaging 11 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a steal over his last four games, but he's not much of a 3-point threat. We'd rather own Lawson over Collison, at least for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 13, fills stat sheet
    Cody Zeller hit 4-of-7 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks before fouling out of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Zeller's line might have been even more impressive had he not fouled out, while Roy Hibbert played just 12 minutes off the bench for five points and two rebounds, despite Zeller's disqualification. Zeller is basically a must-own center right now and this game backs up that thinking. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will play Monday
    Steven Adams (concussion) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He returns just in time to face Rudy Gobert. The matchup is brutal, but season-long owners can activate Adams in lineups after a two-game absence. Barring a surprise, Jerami Grant will return to the bench with Adams back in action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) ruled out for Monday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This will be Muscala's fifth game in a row on the shelf, but he remains day-to-day. Kris Humphries and Mike Scott have both seen a bump in minutes recently, but not enough for standard-league owners to look their way. Muscala isn't worth stashing in most leagues right now, but that could change if the Hawks put Paul Millsap back on the trade block. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:50 am
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  • Dragan Bender (ankle) will not return vs. TOR
    Dragan Bender (ankle) will not return to Sunday’s game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Bender had zero points with one assist and one rebound in four minutes prior to exiting. He has been receiving some extra run as of late, averaging 18.5 minutes per game in his four previous games. Marquese Chriss stands to gain the most if the injury costs Bender any time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:39 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) scores 9 points in 19 mins
    Luol Deng (wrist) was back in the starting lineup following a two-game stint on the sidelines and produced nine points, two boards, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

    Advice: The low minute total can be attributed to the blowout nature of the game, although Deng's minutes could start trending south as Larry Nance is brought back into the rotation. On the season, Deng ranks outside the top-150, and there won't be much incentive for Luke Walton to prioritize his playing time towards the second half of the year with guys like Brandon Ingram and Nance in need of developmental minutes. In other words, Deng isn't a very attractive pickup in most settings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:09 pm
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  • Lakers suffer worst loss in franchise history
    Brandon Ingram struggled in a start at PG on Sunday, going 2-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line on his way to six points, one board, one steal, three turnovers and zero assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Ingram air-balled his first shot, and just never really got things going after that, but he wasn't the only guy to struggle today as only two Lakers (Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams) managed to crack double-digits in the scoring department. Nick Young finished with nine points, two boards, one triple and one assist, and Julius Randle put up nine points, six boards, four assists, one steal and three turnovers in the blowout. The Lakers lost by 49 points today, their worst loss in franchise history. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:51 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) held to non-contact
    Steven Adams (concussion) was limited to non-contact work on Sunday, and his status remains unclear for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Adams did travel with the team for their road game, which is a good sign, but owners will have to wait until shootaround for another update. OKC has four games next week, so even if Adams sits on Monday he could still have a productive slate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:03 pm
  • Luol Deng, Young starting on Sunday vs. DAL
    Luol Deng (wrist) and Nick Young (knee) will start Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Deng will be returning from a two-game absence, and Brandon Ingram, Young, Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov will join him in the starting five. Deng hasn't played very well over the past month, and with Larry Nance (knee) also getting back to the court tonight, he's not a strong pickup in most settings. Ingram has been playing really well lately, and after flirting with a triple-double the last time he started at point, he makes for an intriguing DFS play today. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:22 pm
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  • Kevin Durant scores 15 points with full line
    Kevin Durant posted his 17th double-double of the season on Sunday, racking up 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer, three steals, two blocks and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: If there’s one negative thing we could say about Durant, it’s that he’s been a pretty awful screen setter for the Dubs this season. Luckily, screen setting is not a category in fantasy hoops, and in all that statistical categories that matter, The Duranchula is an absolute monster. He's hitting career-highs in boards (8.5), blocks (1.7) and field goal percentage (54.6) which are just a few reasons why he ranks No. 1 overall this year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:30 am
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will travel to Utah
    Steven Adams (concussion) is traveling to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: There's no word that he's officially cleared the league mandated concussion protocol testing, but him traveling with the team is an encouraging sign. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround, and if he is able to get back to the court, Jerami Grant would more than likely return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Shaun Livingston will rest on Sunday vs. ORL
    Shaun Livingston will rest on Sunday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He's only playing 17.4 minutes per game this season, so this won't have a huge impact on the rotation. With Livingston out, Ian Clark gets a small bump off the bench and Andre Iguodala will run the offense a bit more than usual for the second unit. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:16 am
  • Ben Simmons (foot) to have final scan Monday
    Ben Simmons (foot) will have a "final scan" on Monday according to 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo.

    Advice: While an official timetable has not been released, Simmons' return is coming "soon enough" and Chris Haynes of ESPN reported that he's expected to debut shortly after the All-Star break. 76ers coach Brett Brown hinted earlier in the week that he expects to see the No. 1 overall pick at some point this season, so feel free to stash him if you have an available IR spot. Expect the 76ers to monitor his minutes similar to the way they treated Joel Embiid earlier this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:48 am
  • James Johnson struggles with his shot vs. MIL
    James Johnson hit 3-of-12 shots for seven points with six assists, three rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: Johnson is struggling with his shot, shooting below 30 percent in his last two games, but he is still playing big minutes and helping fantasy owners with his peripheral stats. He remains a hold option despite tonight's underwhelming performance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:20 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 in 31 minutes
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: This resembles the Zeller we should get going forward over the one that saw just 24.0 minutes per game in the previous two. Zeller has been a top-100 player in his last 10 games, which is probably around where he'll be the rest of the way with a little mid-round upside when he's in a groove. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) goes through full practice
    Luol Deng (wrist) went through a full practice on Saturday and is questionable to play against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: That's a great sign for Deng to return. Deng was previous ruled out "indefinitely" earlier this week, but it was just their way of saying they didn't know how long his shooting wrist would bother him. With Brandon Ingram playing much better and Larry Nance back, Deng may not be returning to the same role he had before the injury. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:55 am
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  • Steven Adams still in the protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) is still in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's possible he won't travel for Monday's game and the team won't know until tomorrow. The game is in Utah, so you can bet Enes Kanter will be getting big minutes regardless. Domantas Sabonis and Jerami Grant have stepped up, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:26 am
  • Mike Muscala
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game that Muscala has missed. Both Mike Scott and Kris Humphries saw 20 minutes apiece off the Atlanta bench on Friday night. Although this is probably a situation to avoid, it is worth noting that Humphries is averaging 11.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 3-pointers over the Hawks last three games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:47 am
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  • Brandon Ingram scores 15 w/ 3 steals, 3 treys
    Brandon Ingram scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Pacers.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton was impressed after the game and said Ingram is "progressing faster than a typical 19-year-old rookie." Ingram made another start in place of Luol Deng (wrist) tonight and hit 6-of-14 shots from the field in 33 minutes, so it looks like it's time to pick him up. Deng is likely day-to-day even though initial reports suggested he would be out a while, but Ingram should see plenty of minutes going forward no matter what. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:07 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 11 w/ seven assists
    Jeff Teague scored 11 points with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He was just 3-of-9 from the field in 33 minutes with six turnovers, but did hit all four of his free throws. Teague cooled off tonight, but he's been great for the most part this season and Pacers president Larry Bird made it clear that re-signing Teague in the offseason will be a priority. "We like Jeff. We like Jeff very much," Bird said. "We hope he’s a part of this franchise for a long time." Teague should be a top-50 option going forward with the Pacers making a playoff push. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 32 points in win at HOU
    Kevin Durant was on his A game during a 125-108 win in Houston on Friday, making 12-of-19 from the field for 32 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was just awesome on the defensive end in what has been an underrated part of his game in his career. The Warriors also made all of their shots off KD passes today. Obviously, it's about his offense and you may need a microscope to spot a KD slump. Durant has turned in a true shooting percentage below 60 in two consecutive games in just one instance this year. That and the stats across the board make him fantasy's No. 1 player this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Thaddeus Young racks up five more steals
    Thaddeus Young racked up five more steals in Friday's loss to the Lakers, adding nine points (3-of-9 FGs), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's a thief and has racked up a ridiculous 20 steals over his last five games. He's averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 0.6 triples in that span, so the steals are really boosting his value right now. He gets a tough matchup vs. the Jazz on Saturday, but continue to roll him out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) plays well in return
    Ty Lawson (ankle) returned to action on Friday vs. the Grizzlies and played well with 13 points and five assists off the bench.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-10 from the field in 23 minutes and also added four rebounds, one steal and one turnover. The Kings briefly used a two-PG lineup tonight, but we should see more of that moving forward with Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season. Lawson outplayed Darren Collison in this one and the Kings have lost four straight games, so it will be interesting to see if he's more involved on Saturday vs. the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Cody Zeller gets just 23 minutes
    Cody Zeller played 23 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert had a decent game again and the game got to garbage time, so that explains the dip in playing time. Zeller has been flirting with mid-round value in 2017, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) out, Ingram to start
    Luol Deng (wrist) will not play on Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Brandon Ingram will start in his place once again. The Lakers initially said Deng was out indefinitely a few days back, but he was a game-time call tonight which suggests he's probably day-to-day. Regardless, he belongs on the wire in most leagues anyways. Ingram is looking at a heavy workload and is trending up as a nice stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:32 pm
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  • Luol Deng a game-time call vs. Pacers
    Luol Deng (wrist) is a game-time call to face the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He will test out his shooting wrist and the team will go from there. If he sits, Brandon Ingram would get the start again. We'll pass along the decision on Deng in hopefully about an hour. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:52 pm
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  • Ty Lawson says he will play against Memphis
    Ty Lawson (ankle) said he will play against Memphis on Friday night.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently everything went well. The Kings were ditching their two-PG lineups earlier this month, but it may be back out of necessity due to the Rudy Gay (Achilles) injury. Garrett Temple is still worth a look in standard leagues even though he'll play more two and three. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:57 pm
  • Ty Lawson will be a game-time call
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will be a game-time call to face the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He is going to warm up to see how he feels. Lawson had the same scenario last time and was expected to play, but he did not. If he can't go, Garrett Temple should get heavy run as a combo guard behind a busy Darren Collison. Arron Afflalo would also play more, but isn't a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:48 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) skipped the contact portion of the Lakers shootaround on Friday morning and is listed as questionable for for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Deng did not play Wednesday due to the wrist injury. Brandon Ingram started in his place and posted an impressive all-around game, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Ingram is an intriguing DFS play if Deng is ruled out on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:59 am
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  • Steven Adams remains in concussion protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) has not yet been cleared to return to play, as he is still in concussion protocol.

    Advice: Adams has missed each of the Thunder's last two games. Fortunately, OKC doesn't play again until Monday vs. Utah, which gives Adams a few extra days to recuperate. Check back in over the weekend for an update on his status. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Lawson did not play Wednesday after twisting his ankle in the second half of Sunday's game. Darren Collison is a tempting DFS play if Lawson does not suit on Friday. Collison played well on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, nine assists and four steals in 37 minutes. Garrett Temple played 29 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 am
  • Brandon Ingram adding extra shooting sessions
    Brandon Ingram has added extra shooting sessions before practice and before games in an effort to improve his shooting stroke and offensive efficiency.

    Advice: "If you put in the work, your numbers will get better," coach Luke Walton said. "It’s that simple. He continues to put in the work." The work has already started to pay off. Over the first 37 games of his rookie season, Ingram averaged 7.4 points while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor and 24.1 percent from 3-point territory. Over his most recent nine game this month, Ingram is averaging 11.7 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 47.8 percent from downtown. As the Lakers slip further away from playoff contention in the second half of the season, it is likely L.A.'s prized rookie will see an increase in playing time and scoring opportunities. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 am
  • James Johnson struggles offensively vs. Mavs
    James Johnson scored five points with eight rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes on Thursday against the Mavs.

    Advice: Although he struggled in the scoring department, Johnson came through in a big way defensively for the Heat, holding Harrison Barnes to just one made field goal in the second half. Johnson continues to play big minutes for the Heat, averaging over 31 minutes per game in January. This was the first time he scored in single digits since Dec. 29 and he does a little bit of everything, making him a must-own player in all formats despite tonight's dud. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores three points vs. CLE
    Dragan Bender scored three points with one rebound, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson used Bender at the five a little more than usual, but that was due to Channing Frye being on the other end. Bender was coming in with some momentum with 23.0 minutes per game over his last two, but he's still going to be more of a stash. He did averagee 1.2 treys and 1.0 blocks in his last five, so there are worse stashes out there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:41 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) out again for Friday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: It will be his third consecutive game out of the lineup due to his ankle sprain from Sunday. The Hawks turned to Kris Humphries to pick up most of the minutes as the backup big. He's played well in his last two, averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 boards and 2.0 treys in 22.0 minutes per game. Humphries probably won't be that good again, but give him a look if you're desperate for a big to stream. Mike Scott has also been in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:52 pm
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  • Brandon Ingram not starting just yet
    Coach Luke Walton said he has no plans to start Brandon Ingram.

    Advice: Walton said the team has been doing some extra workouts with Ingram to help his shooting. In the last nine games, Ingram posted a 56.7 effective field goal percentage on jumpers. That's a massive boost from the 30.9 eFG% in his NBA career before that stretch. He's trending up, but he's still only a stash. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:13 pm
  • Brett Brown says Simmons should play
    Coach Brett Brown said he thinks the 76ers will have Ben Simmons (foot) at some point this year.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, ESPN reported he could debut shortly after the All-Star Game. This is really the most positive sign from Brown about a potential target date. This could be due to the 76ers arguably playing the best basketball in 2017 and now they actually have a chance to make the playoffs. We'd still rather stash Khris Middleton (hamstring), but feel free to stash Simmons if you have a big lead or an open I.R. spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:27 am
  • Hello Again: Kevin Durant gets 40 pts vs. OKC
    Kevin Durant was phenomenal against his former team on Wednesday, scoring a season-high 40 points (13-of-16 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant said prior to the game. "I'm sure it will [be emotional]. It's people I've been with for so long and to see them again, yeah, they'll be some emotions. But I've still got a job to do." He did his job at an MVP level tonight, playing with a little extra juice against Russell Westbrook and co., and he continues to hold off all challengers for No. 1 fantasy value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 20 pts w/ four steals
    Victor Oladipo bounced back on Wednesday with 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block during a 121-100 loss in Oracle Arena on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Thunder were pummeled by the Clippers on Monday, which limited VO to 24 minutes, a fluky game that should be dismissed for evaluation purposes. The best sign for fantasy owners is that Oladipo's four steals tonight were a season high -- he has eight in his past three games, a trend that could significantly boost his overall fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) ruled out for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He tried to test out his ankle, but apparently wasn't as healthy as expected. With Lawson out tonight. Garrett Temple should get some minutes as the backup point guard to go with some minutes at the two. Darren Collison is also coming off a 21-pont game and could have some success against his former team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:24 pm
  • Ty Lawson expected to play on Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) remains expected to play on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: This is a pretty much non-update, but it may also be the last one with how the Kings report their injuries. For now, expect Lawson to play and get minutes in the low 20s. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:14 pm
  • ESPN: Ben Simmons could debut after AS break
    Ben Simmons (foot) "could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

    Advice: The report adds the No. 1 pick has a chance to make his NBA debut "near March," assuming he doesn't have a setback. He went through 5-on-5 for the first time last week and continues to do some work pre-game, including on the road. He'll likely have a minutes limit upon his return, so it may be a while before he's contributing reliable production. Simmons is a questionable stash in standard leagues, especially if you need to make up ground in the standings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • No chance Simmons plays on Jan. 27
    Coach Brett Brown said there is "no chance" Ben Simmons will play on Jan. 27 against the Rockets.

    Advice: That game was switched to national TV, which has caused some speculation about Simmons making his debut. He is doing some on-court work and the 76ers actually in the mix to make the postseason has given the team a reason to play him. Perhaps he can make his debut next month, but he's still only a questionable stash without a target date. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (right wrist) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He also did not practice on Wednesday. Deng was called out indefinitely on Tuesday, so he's likely not going to play with a sprained shooting wrist. Even when he's back, the Lakers seem to be shifting to their younger players. If he's out, Brandon Ingram should continue to start and get heavy minutes, making him a target in standard leagues. The guards also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:06 pm
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  • Brandon Ingram stuffs the stat sheet in loss
    Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • James Johnson fills stat sheet again for Heat
    James Johnson hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Tuesday's 109-103 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He didn't have a block and committed five turnovers, but he's basically putting up some variation of this line, minus the TOs, every night. He's a must-own player for the time being. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:25 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Luol Deng (wrist) ruled out indefinitely
    Luol Deng will not play on Tuesday due to a sprained right wrist and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: This came out of nowhere, but he apparently suffered the injury two days ago and he was sporting a huge wrap on his wrist prior to being ruled out. Look for Brandon Ingram to get some extra run in his absence, while Thomas Robinson could also see a small boost. Deng has a history of wrist problems so it will be interesting to see how long this one keeps him out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:27 pm
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  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Steven Adams has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still going through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and he won't be able to return until he clears all the necessary steps. Because the Warriors like to play small, Jerami Grant could be looking at another start sans Adams, and Enes Kanter should see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark. After Wednesday, the Thunder don't play again until Monday vs. the Jazz, so this might only end up being a two-game absence for Adams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) out Wednesday vs. DET
    Mike Muscala (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Muscala's minutes will likely be divvied up between Kris Humphries and Mike Scott, but neither of those guys will get enough run to matter in most settings while Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard are healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:42 pm
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  • Steven Adams listed as out for Wednesday
    Steven Adams (concussion) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: To be clear, this report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, so we'd recommend checking back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Jerami Grant got the start in his place on Monday night vs. the Clippers, although the game was a massive blowout, so head coach Billy Donovan might want to rethink that strategy. If Adams can't give it a go on Wednesday, both Grant and Enes Kanter should see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lawson twisted his left ankle in the second half of the Sunday's game vs. OKC and was unable to return. However, it appears that the injury is minor and that Lawson "isn't expecting to miss" the Kings next game, which is Wednesday vs. Indiana. Stay tuned for a formal update from the team regarding his status. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 21 on 9-of-16 FGs
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Durant had three blocks on the night including a massive rejection on a LeBron James dunk attempt (link below). He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples, but only played 29 minutes in the blowout win. Durant should be a popular DFS target on Wednesday vs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. The last time those two teams met, Durant had 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:50 pm
  • Cody Zeller goes for 13 & 8 in loss to Boston
    Cody Zeller hit 5-of-7 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Five of his rebounds were offensive, which was nice, and he played 31 minutes in the start. He had a 16 & 10 double-double on Friday and played well again tonight, meaning he should be owned in most leagues now that he's healthy and starting at center again for the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:59 pm
  • Thaddeus Young racks up six steals in win
    Thaddeus Young racked up six steals in Monday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Young was poked in the left eye tonight, but it only cost him a couple minutes and he looked fine down the stretch. This was his eighth career game with 6+ steals (his career high is eight steals) and his second in the span of a week, so this wasn't a complete fluke. He finished 8-of-9 from the field and hit his only free throw in one of the best fantasy lines of the day. He gets another favorable matchup vs. the Kings on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:13 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 16 w/ 10 assists
    Jeff Teague double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists in Monday's 98-95 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Teague rolled his right ankle and hobbled to the bench, but fortunately he didn't miss any time. Teague had a right ankle sprain back in November and a left ankle sprain earlier this month, but it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. He finished 7-of-10 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding eight rebounds and one triple in 37 minutes. Teague should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, but his owners should double check his status just in case his ankle swells up overnight. He's yet to miss a game this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:05 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (eye) available to return
    Thaddeus Young (eye) is available to return to Monday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jrue Holiday inadvertently poked Young in the left eye, but after being examined in the locker room, he was deemed available to return. He should be fine. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:57 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Monday vs. LAC
    Steven Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and he will not play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Adams won't be able to return until he clears the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and whether or not Enes Kanter moves into the starting five, he's sure to be flirting with minutes in the 30s so he could have a huge game tonight. For now, we'll be considering Adams questionable for Wednesday's game in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:58 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores 23 points in win
    Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-14 shots for 23 points with two assists, one rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This marked the first time he has a 20-point game since Nov. 30. However, Oladipo is having a nice month, averaging 34.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys per game in January. He's becoming more consistent as the season progresses, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 10:02 pm
  • Steven Adams scores six points, exits game
    Steven Adams (head) scored six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Adams left the game after hitting his head on the floor and never returned, as he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Thunder play against the Clippers on Monday, so if Adams did indeed suffer a concussion, he will almost certainly miss that contest. If that is the case, Enes Kanter will see a boost and becomes an enticing DFS value play. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:42 pm
  • Ty Lawson exits Sunday's game vs. OKC
    Ty Lawson (ankle) twisted his left ankle and will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Lawson played 20 minutes and scored four points with four assists, one rebound and one steal before leaving the game. If he misses any time, Darren Collison and Garrett Temple will get a boost. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:22 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 17 points off the bench
    Justin Holiday scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday, to go with three 3-pointers, three boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Holiday also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a sterling true shooting percentage of 83.3 on the evening. The blowout nature of the game, partnered with Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) going down early with an injury helped Holiday get some extended minutes, and it'll be interesting to see if he can keep his momentum going into Monday's matchup with the Hawks. This is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:22 pm
  • Mike Muscala (left ankle) won't play Monday
    Mike Muscala (left ankle) won't travel for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Hawks play in Detroit on Wednesday, so there's a chance that Muscala will miss multiple games. Kris Humphries should see his role increase with Muscala on the shelf, but Atlanta also relied heavily on their swingmen after Muscala's injury on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:48 pm
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  • Mike Muscala (ankle) will not return Sunday
    Mike Muscala suffered a left ankle injury and he will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He was ruled out pretty quickly after being sent to the locker room, so we're going to consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks. If he's out, Mike Scott could get into the rotation and Dwight Howard could see his minutes rise to the high-30s. Monday will be the second game of a back-to-back set, meaning Atlanta won't have a shootaround, so we likely won't get another update on Muscala until closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:38 pm
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  • Dragan Bender scores six
    Dragan Bender scored six points in 21 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday, adding six rebounds, five fouls and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played well and he did benefit from Marquese Chriss getting into foul trouble. Bender has fallen behind Chriss for the most part with those two splitting the power forward minutes. Plus, coach Earl Watson uses two-SF lineups a bunch in certain matchups. He's more of a stash. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:00 pm
  • Brandon Ingram plays really well in loss
    Brandon Ingram scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: With Luol Deng resting, Ingram started the second half. He's playing a lot better and it has a lot to do with his shot selection. Ingram is open more on his jumper lately and he's also been very good close to the basket, making 64.0 percent on his shots within eight feet in his previous 10 -- that accounts for 38 percent of his total. Ingram is trending up, but his standalone value isn't that great right now. He should have solid value in about a month and is worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 2:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts 3Q over Lou
    Brandon Ingram started the third quarter over Lou Williams on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers were torched in the first half and were down 19 at half, so that's likely the reasoning here. There's no reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 1:55 pm
  • Ty Lawson scores 17 points vs. Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 17 points with four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are really starting to ditch the two-PG lineups, which is going to hurt Lawson and Darren Collison, who scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers. Lawson is trending back down and is only a borderline asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:53 pm
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