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  • Ben McLemore to play some four?
    Kings coach Dave Joerger said Ben McLemore could play some small-ball four moving forward.

    Advice: He's not kidding either. The Kings have way too many shooting guards on the roster, so the big takeaway here is that it sounds like McLemore will still get a decent amount of minutes despite the arrival of Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans. With that said, the Kings are also shopping McLemore and he could very easily be moved before Thursday's deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:44 pm
  • Afflalo (hamstring) goes through practice
    Arron Afflalo (hamstring) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Afflalo left Wednesday's game early with right glute/hamstring stiffness, but he's had nearly a week off to get healthy. Afflalo could be moved at the deadline because his contract isn't guaranteed for the 2017-18 season, but he's not worth stashing in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:40 pm
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  • Ty Lawson (groin) goes through practice
    Ty Lawson (groin) was able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's 100 percent and will be ready for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets after a four-game absence. Darren Collison could be moved prior to the deadline, so be ready to give Lawson a look if the Kings find a trade partner. Lawson is just a stash for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:37 pm
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  • Wilson Chandler (illness) returns to practice
    Wilson Chandler (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: He missed the two games prior to the All-Star break, but he's had several days off to rest up and should be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Kings. However, Chandler's name has been incredibly popular with the Feb. 23 deadline looming, so it's not a lock that he will be a Nugget much longer. The Rockets, Clippers and Thunder are all rumored destinations for the versatile forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:50 pm
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  • Jazz interested in acquiring Deron Williams?
    According to ESPN, the Jazz are interested in trading for Deron Williams at the deadline.

    Advice: The Mavs aren't going anywhere and Williams is on an expiring contract, so his asking price should be relatively low. The Jazz haven't gotten much production out of Shelvin Mack or Dante Exum, and they have even tried Alec Burks as their backup PG for stretches. Williams would lose a lot of value in Utah and would surely come off the bench behind George Hill, so this potential move would be bad news for his fantasy owners. On the flip side, Yogi Ferrell would get a significant bump in Dallas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:35 pm
  • ESPN: Wizards interested in Shabazz Muhammad
    According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Wizards have expressed interest in Shabazz Muhammad.

    Advice: The Wizards were in hot pursuit of Lou Williams, but he was just traded to the Rockets. The Wizards are looking to upgrade their bench at the deadline and Muhammad has been shopped by the Wolves in the past. The swingman would have a limited role off the bench behind Otto Porter if he was moved to Washington, so there's no stash appeal here. The 24-year-old wing is averaging 9.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 3-pointers in 19.6 minutes for the Wolves this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:17 pm
  • HOU sends Corey Brewer and 1st rounder to LAL
    The Rockets will send Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Lakers in exchange for Lou Williams.

    Advice: The Lakers are clearly rebuilding and probably have no use for Brewer, as this trade was all about securing another first-round pick. If Brewer isn't waived by the Lakers, he will provide some depth off the bench behind Brandon Ingram. He's shooting 23.4 percent from deep this season and is not a fantasy pickup. With Williams gone, it makes sense for fantasy owners to add Jordan Clarkson. D'Angelo Russell will also get a nice bump. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:45 pm
  • Woj: Lakers trade Lou Williams to Rockets
    The Lakers are sending Lou Williams to the Rockets in exchange for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick.

    Advice: He was fully expected to be moved before the deadline with several teams expressing interest. Williams will have the green light in Houston and the Rockets attempt the most 3-pointers in the NBA, so while his value will take a hit next to usage monster James Harden, standard-league owners should hold onto him for now. He averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.1 triples in just 24.2 minutes per game with the Lakers, so hopefully the Rockets give him 20+ minutes a night. Don't be surprised if Eric Gordon and Patrick Beverley take a slight hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:43 pm
  • Terrence Ross practices in full Tuesday
    Terrence Ross was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: This was Ross' first full practice with his new team, so there's no reason why he wouldn't make his Orlando debut Thursday vs. Portland. He's certainly going to see more opportunity in Orlando, but he's also been consistently inconsistent throughout his career, and we're not expecting that to change based on the jersey. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday
    Updating a previous report, Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Patrick Beverley (groin) will play Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Beverley suffered a minor groin injury that forced him out of the final game heading into the All-Star break, but he practiced in full on Tuesday and he'll be back in action on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • James Harden (rest) doesn't practice Tuesday
    James Harden (rest) missed his first practice of the season on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mike D'Antoni elected to give his MVP candidate the day off, but there's absolutely no reason to believe that he'll be spending Thursday's game vs. the Pelicans on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:29 pm
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  • C.J. Watson (Achilles) headed for an MRI
    C.J. Watson (sore right Achilles) was not able to practice on Tuesday and he's expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is concerning given that Watson had the entire All-Star break to rest up, but we'll wait for the MRI results before making any speculation on a timetable. Orlando's first game after the break comes Thursday vs. Portland, and if Watson can't give it a go, we could see Elfrid Payton back in the starting five with D.J. Augustin logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Report: Thibodeau pushing for Rose trade
    Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau is reportedly making a push to strike a deal for Derrick Rose.

    Advice: Thibs reported infatuation with Rose is a bit strange, but it does sound like a three-way trade between New York, Minnesota and Detroit involving Rose, Ricky Rubio and Reggie Jackson is brewing. This is a situation we'll be monitoring closely as the deadline approaches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Report: Jrue Holiday not likely to be traded
    The Pelicans are not expected to deal Jrue Holiday at the deadline, according to sources of Justin Verrier.

    Advice: The Pelicans already made their major move, and the only thing that the front office has spoken about regarding Holiday this season is how they're committed to re-signing him as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so it would be shocking to see them send him away in a deadline deal. Holiday's usage will likely be taking a hit with both Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins on the roster, but the positive is he's way less likely to be shut down with New Orleans trying to get that No. 8 spot out West. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:13 pm
  • Report: Teams inquiring about Caldwell-Pope
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has reportedly received a lot of interest around the league.

    Advice: KCP is one of Stan Van Gundy's favorites, so it's unlikely that another team out there will be able to match the asking price. Reggie Jackson or Andre Drummond could be moved, though. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Report: BK has multiple offers for Bogdanovic
    Teams pursuing Bojan Bogdanovic have reportedly been ramping up their offers, and it's getting to the point where Brooklyn will be choosing the best deal available.

    Advice: Thus far we've only heard that the Wizards were interested in acquiring Bogdanovic, but Woj is reporting that multiple teams have been involved. It seems likely that Bogdanovic will be dealt at the deadline, and his value would likely take a bit of a hit playing outside of Brooklyn. A Bogdanovic departure could clear the way for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to flirt with minutes in the 30s, so he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues ahead of the deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Report: P.J. Tucker highly coveted around NBA
    The Suns have reportedly received inquiries regarding the availability of P.J. Tucker from the Raptors, Celtics, Wizards, Clippers, Hawks and Jazz.

    Advice: Tucker is very likely to be moved at the deadline, and in terms of fantasy value, Los Angeles and Atlanta look like the best potential destinations as he would assuredly lose value with any of the other aforementioned teams. T.J. Warren could see a nice boost in value if the Suns don't bring back another wing, so he's someone to consider stashing away ahead of the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Cavs keeping an eye on Langston Galloway
    If Langston Galloway is waived by the Kings, the Cavs would "love to have him," according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports as to whether Sacramento intends to waive the recently-acquired Galloway. Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported that Galloway would be waived, but Kings GM Vlade Divac said on Monday that the Kings did not have any plans to release him. Galloway is unlikely to have much fantasy value, whether he stays in Sacramento or ends up in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:53 am
  • Mario Chalmers to audition for the Pelicans
    The Pelicans are looking to add a guard and will host Mario Chalmers, Quinn Cook, Reggie Williams and Hollis Thompson for a tryout this week.

    Advice: After trading away Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and Langston Galloway in the DeMarcus Cousins deal, the Pelicans roster is a bit unbalanced. Thus, they are looking to add depth to their backcourt. Chalmers recently auditioned for the Cavs but did not sign with Cleveland. He has plenty of NBA experience but is still working his way back from a torn Achilles injury that he suffered last March. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 am
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  • Report: Chris Paul to re-sign with Clippers
    Basketball Insiders is reporting that Chris Paul and the Clippers have already "verbally agreed" to signing a new, long-term contract this summer.

    Advice: CP3 has a player option of $24.3 million for the 2017-18 season. He is expected to opt out this summer and then sign a new, five-year deal worth north of $200 million. Paul turns 32 in May, so inking to him to a massive, long-term contract is somewhat risky, as he will be making over $30 million annually during his age-35 and age-36 seasons. However, he is still playing at a very high level and his game is not overly dependent on athleticism, so he will likely age better than other comparable point guards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:24 am
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