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  • Anthony Davis (finger) to miss 1-2 weeks
    Anthony Davis sustained a left index finger sprain on Friday night and is expected to be out approximately 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: Davis hurt his finger in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Blazers. He underwent an X-ray on his left hand afterward, and fortunately, it appears he did not suffer any fractures. The Pelicans play on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week, which means AD will miss at least three games. The earliest he will be able to return is next Saturday vs. the Spurs. While Davis is sidelined, Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic will see their playing time increase and their usage rates spike. 24 minutes ago
  • Rockets trying to trade Melo by Monday
    The Rockets are "aggressively working to find a trade for the exiled Carmelo Anthony" by Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried agreed to a contract buyout with the Nets on Friday, and the Rockets are planning on signing him to a free agent contract on Monday. However, Houston has to clear a roster spot before they can add Faried, which is why they are trying to move Melo. If they can't find a taker, the Rockets may end up releasing James Nunnally. Today, 7:07 am
  • Chris Paul (hamstring) at practice on Friday
    Chris Paul (hamstring) practiced with the team on Friday and "may be a week away" from returning.

    Advice: Last week, coach Mike D'Antoni said that Paul was 2-3 weeks away from a return, so it appears CP3 is heading in the right direction. The Rockets want their point back in action, but obviously, don't want to rush him back due to the nature of the hamstring injury. Today, 6:36 am
  • Jamal Crawford (knee) questionable Saturday
    Jamal Crawford (sore left knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Crawford has missed each of the last three games due to knee soreness. We should have an update on status Saturday afternoon, but the fantasy impact is minimal either way. Today, 6:32 am
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) not on injury report
    Jeremy Lin (illness) is not on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Lin returned to practice on Thursday and appears on track to suit up for Saturday's contest. The Hawks two top scorers, Trae Young and John Collins are both questionable due to illness, so Lin could see plenty of playing time and shot attempts if both Young and JC are ruled out. Today, 6:31 am
  • Aaron Gordon (back) unsure if he'll play Sat
    Aaron Gordon (back) said he is unsure if he will be able to play Saturday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Gordon tweaked his back in the second half of Friday's loss to the Nets. After the game, Gordon said that it feels similar to back pain he had in November when he had to miss a game. We'll receive an update on his status Saturday afternoon. Today, 6:24 am
  • Tobias Harris' 28 points not enough vs. GSW
    Tobias Harris was a beast against the Warriors on Friday night with 28 points on 7-of-18 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line, but it wasn't enough in a 112-94 loss.

    Advice: Harris added nine rebounds with two assists and three triples. His usage rate was 6% higher tonight than his season average, as Lou Williams (hamstring) was out and Danilo Gallinari left after nine minutes with back spasms. Williams will miss at least two more games and Gallo's status is up in the air, so Harris will have to put this team on his back in the short term as he makes his case for an All-Star appearance. Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 24 vs. GSW
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander matched his career-high of 24 points in a 112-94 loss to the Clippers, adding five assists, three rebounds, three steals and two turnovers in 43 minutes.

    Advice: What a way to break through the rookie wall. Not only was he a stud offensively (7-of-17 FGs, 10-of-10 FTs), SGA was also a big reason why Klay Thompson was held in check. The Clippers will be without Lou Williams (hamstring) for at least the next two games and Danilo Gallinari (back) left this game early, so SGA will be asked to do a lot more on offense -- he had a 22.2 usage rate tonight compared to his season average of 17.1. He's worth picking up with one more game this weekend and four games next week. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 13 w/ 3 triples in loss
    Nikola Mirotic scored 13 points (3-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: This was Mirotic's fifth game back since returning from injury. In those five games, he's averaging 13.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 2.8 triples in 23.8 minutes a night. It looks like he's going to remain on the bench, but he should still see minutes in the mid-to-upper-20s. He saw a few minutes with Julius Randle and Anthony Davis tonight, which is a lineup that isn't used a lot. Davis underwent an X-Ray on his left hand after the game, so Mirotic could find himself back in the starting unit if AD were to miss any time. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Lou Williams out at least two more games
    Lou Williams (sore right hamstring) will miss at least two more games according to coach Doc Rivers.

    Advice: This isn't the same hamstring he had an issue with earlier this season, but the Clippers are going to play it safe and make sure he's 100 percent before returning. He should be held in all fantasy leagues, and in the meantime Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be a popular pickup after he matched his career-high of 24 points vs. the Warriors on Friday. Based on Rivers' comments, the earliest Williams could possibly return is on Wednesday vs. the Heat. Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Julius Randle goes for 19/9/4 in 37 minutes
    Julius Randle scored 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting on Friday, adding nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against Portland.

    Advice: After playing just 22 minutes last game, Randle saw nearly 40 in this one. Coach Alvin Gentry played Randle with Nikola Mirotic and Anthony Davis for a few minutes. Davis underwent X-Rays on his left hand after the game after hurting it in the fourth quarter. Randle would stand to gain a good amount of opportunity if AD were to miss any action. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 12 points vs. LAC
    Klay Thompson scored 12 points vs. the Clippers on Friday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors are going to stagger their superstars as much as possible, but Thompson is bound to lose a few touches with DeMarcus Cousins in the mix. For what it's worth, it looks like the Warriors will be opening the second and fourth quarters with Klay and Boogie next to Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green. There's no need to overreact to just a one-game sample size and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's defense played a big role in Klay's quiet night, so let's see what happens in their next game. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Darius Miller scores five in 26 mins vs. POR
    Darius Miller made 1-of-5 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for five points, adding two rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Miller is averaging 28.4 minutes over his last five games, but is only scoring 6.4 points per game in that span. He's nothing more than a triples-specialist in deeper leagues with the Pelicans healthy. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Clippers
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points in a 112-94 win over the Clippers on Friday to go with five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three triples in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors got DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) back tonight, but it was business as usual for Curry as he hit 10-of-19 shots and 5-of-5 free throws. The Warriors are still going to run with Boogie on the floor and coach Steve Kerr will stagger the superstars as much as possible, and there's no reason to think that Curry will lose his spot as the No. 3 ranked player in standard leagues behind Anthony Davis and James Harden. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 24 with 8 dimes in win
    Damian Lillard made 8-of-20 shots for 24 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: Lillard wasn't particularly efficient, but he still dropped 20+ for the fifth straight game. He's been battling a few different ailments over the last week or so, but continues to play through anything and everything. Part of the reason why Dame is so valuable is because of his durability. He'll have two days to rest up before Monday's game against the Jazz. Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 14 in 14 minutes
    DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) made his long-awaited Warriors' debut in a win over the Clippers on Friday, scoring 14 points (5-of-11 FGs) with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three triples before fouling out in 14 minutes.

    Advice: Fouls aside, his debut was a massive success. Boogie's first basket was a monster jam off a feed from KD, and the Clippers made a mistake sagging off him on the perimeter -- his 3-point shot was his primary focus during his rehab. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Boogie was getting up and down remarkably well, and that's going to be crucial for Golden State's style of play. "I'm pretty sure our guys aren't going to slow down," coach Steve Kerr said before the game "We're still going to throw the ball ahead." DMC said he felt "great" and it's going to be fun watching his role develop over the next few weeks (they staggered Boogie with the second unit quite often which will be great for his value). If you've been stashing Boogie all season, your patience looks like it will pay off. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Evan Turner goes for 7/11/5 in 25 minutes
    Evan Turner filled the stat sheet on Friday, scoring seven points with 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes against the Pelicans.

    Advice: The 11 boards matched a season-high for Turner. He’s in the same steady role off the bench, which limits his fantasy value. The return of Moe Harkless (knee) also prevents Turner from playing more minutes off the bench. The Blazers rely heavily on their starting unit, which leaves ET only worth owning in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Zach Collins puts up 8/4/4 in win vs Pelicans
    Zach Collins scored eight points on 4-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 19 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: Collins matched his career-high in assists, which he's done three times this season now. He and starting center Jusuf Nurkic are playing together just 1.3 minutes per game over the last 10. Being used only as the backup really prevents Collins from garnering much fantasy value. His blocked shots make him interesting, but he’s best as a deep-league player as long as Nurkic is healthy. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Jake Layman explodes for 20 in 2nd quarter
    Jake Layman erupted for 20 points (8-of-14 FGs) with one rebound and four 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: Layman scored all 20 of his points in the second quarter. He's done something like this a few times in his career already, busting out for a bunch of points in a short stretch of time. In his career, he's scored 15 or more points four times now and three of those four times all came in short bursts of hot shooting. Layman is fun to watch when he gets hot, but he's not worth owning in many fantasy leagues because of his lack of consistent production. Moe Harkless (knee) returned to action in this one, which only makes things worse, too. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Moe Harkless (knee) scores 12 PTS in return
    Moe Harkless (left knee) scored 12 points (4-of-6 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: Harkless returned from a five-game absence due to lingering issues with his left knee. After the game, he said the this recent knee issue isn't the same thing that he's been dealing with and that felt good. He started, as usual, in his return and took some time away from Jake Layman and Nik Stauskas. Harkless flirted with late-round production earlier this season and is worth owning when healthy. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
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