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  • Gordon Hayward scores 17 in loss
    Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, snapping a six-game winning streak for the Jazz.

    Advice: "It was a tough game for us," Hayward said. "I felt like they made the plays when they needed to and we didn't. It's a frustrating one, but it's one you have to try and let go and move on." The Jazz are one of the hottest teams in the West right now and they're still not even at full strength with Rodney Hood (knee) out. The Jazz are just one loss behind the fourth-seeded Clippers and have every reason to keep giving Hayward big minutes the rest of the way. He shot 6-of-17 from the field in the loss and added six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
  • Alec Burks scores 13 points in loss to OKC
    Alec Burks scored 13 points for the second straight game on Monday vs. the Thunder, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line with two rebounds and two assists in a season-high 25 minutes

    Advice: Burks is now in the rotation with Rodney Hood (knee) out and he played 19 minutes in his previous outing. "Being out for so long, it's hard to get back into the rhythm, but I'm getting there. I feel like I'm getting better," Burks said. "I feel more comfortable with my teammates. I'm making progress." Burks took an ill-advised shot in the final seconds of the two-point loss, but the fact that he was even in there suggests that he will be a big part of Utah's plans in the short term. If you have something to cut in a deep league, give Burks a look since the Jazz play three more times this week. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • 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 57 minutes ago
  • Westbrook triple-doubles, hits game-winner
    Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and hit a game-winning mid-range jumper with a couple seconds left in Monday's 97-95 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: He's an absolute monster. Westbrook recorded his 22nd triple-double of the season with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, adding four steals, one block, three triples and six turnovers. He finished 11-of-29 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line, an incredible feat against one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Per StatMuse, Westbrook now has the most 30-point triple-doubles (21) in the last 30 years over LeBron James (21) and Michael Jordan (16). Not bad for an All-Star reserve... Rotoworld.com Today, 10:10 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 20 vs. the Heat
    Stephen Curry scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, eight assists, one block and three triples vs. the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 7-of-19 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with four turnovers in 37 minutes. This was his second 20/10 game of the season and he matched his season high with 10 rebounds. Curry is trending up in the new year and he's averaging 80.5 touches per game with 5.4 seconds per touch in January compared to 76 touches and 4.7 seconds per touch before Jan. 1, and his owners can expect another strong performance in a homecoming game in Charlotte on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:02 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 Today, 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 Today, 9:51 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 14 in win over Pacers
    Courtney Lee hit 3-of-7 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-7 free throws for 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of Monday's 109-103 win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He's starting at shooting guard for the Knicks and scored 13 points on Saturday, when he hit three 3-pointers. Maybe he's ready to start scoring 14 points a night, but unless you're simply desperate for 3-pointers, you can probably find a more valuable player off your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:49 pm
  • Glenn Robinson quiet in move to bench
    Glenn Robinson III came off the bench and played 18 minutes Monday, finishing with six points, three rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: C.J. Miles started over RG3 tonight and the move could stick. If you were holding him, it's probably time to move on. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:36 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 Today, 9:34 pm
  • C.J. Miles starts, scores 10 for Pacers
    C.J. Miles replaced Glenn Robinson in the starting lineup on Monday and hit 4-of-14 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in a 109-103 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Miles can get hot at any time, but is currently not feeling it, hitting just 29 percent of his shots over his last five games. He's worth keeping an eye on if he sticks in the starting lineup, but he's injury prone and is averaging just 6.8 points and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five. But he's also set to get a boost if Monta Ellis misses time with his sprained ankle, so now might be a good time to think about taking a flier on Miles. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits game-winner, scores 33
    Dion Waiters hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Monday's 105-102 win over the Warriors, finishing with 33 points on 13-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: He scored a season-high 33 points for the second game in a row with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) on the shelf, including 11 points in the final quarter. With just a few seconds left in regulation, Waiters pulled up over Klay Thompson for an incredible fadeaway triple (link below). He logged 33 minutes and added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and six triples, and with Johnson out the next two games, it now makes sense to add Waiters while he's rolling. He had a massive 30.3 usage rate tonight and the Heat play three more times this week, but just keep in mind that his FG percentage can be volatile and his value will take a sizable hit when the Heat get some bodies back. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:16 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 Today, 9:07 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores 10 off Kings bench
    Matt Barnes hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in Monday's 109-104 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Barnes had gone seven straight games without scoring more than eight points before tonight's 10-point performance, so he's not exactly a must-own player right now. But with Rudy Gay (achilles) done for the season, Barnes and Garrett Temple look like the best bets to play well in his absence. Temple has been playing a little better than Barnes, but that could change at any time. Just keep an eye on Barnes in case this was a sign he's about to get hot. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:04 pm
  • Garrett Temple scores 11 in start for Kings
    Garrett Temple started and played 34 minutes on Monday, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in a 109-104 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Temple is averaging 10 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and will continue to see heavy minutes with Rudy Gay's season over due to a ruptured achilles tendon. But if you want to drop Temple for a red-hot Dion Waiters, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope starts, scores 14 in loss
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returned from a five-game absence with a shoulder injury and started, finishing with 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 4-of-14 shooting in 37 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: His shot was a little rusty but if you rolled the dice and started him this week, it looks like the move should pay off. The Pistons are somehow off until Saturday, which should give KCP plenty of time to get ready for the Heat. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 31 w/ 4 blocks
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting in Monday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: The Rockets had no answer for Giannis on the defensive end and Trevor Ariza couldn't even slow him down. He hit 7-of-8 from the line and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, adding seven boards, three assists and four blocks in 36 minutes. He fouled out of his previous matchup vs. the 76ers last week, so expect a big performance on Wednesday against Philly without Joel Embiid (knee) patrolling the paint. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 pm
  • Kent Bazemore scores 25 points in loss
    Kent Bazemore hit 9-of-21 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: The 25 points tied his season high and Bazemore has actually hit double digits in scoring in six of his last seven games. His shooting is always suspect and he's still not fully trustworthy, but outside of last Friday's 19-minute, two-point performance in an impressive blowout of the Bulls, Bazemore has been solid. If he's still available in your league, he's worth a flier, as he has been at several other times this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 pm
  • MRI comes back clean on Augustin's ankle
    The MRI results on D.J. Augustin's sprained right ankle came back clean, and he's expected to be listed as day-to-day moving forward.

    Advice: Augustin might not be able to play Tuesday against the Bulls, but it doesn't sound like he's going to be forced into a lengthy absence here. If Augustin can't play Tuesday, Elfrid Payton will be forced into heavy minutes and Mario Hezonja could see some extended run with the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:01 pm
  • Brian Roberts (illness) ruled out for Monday
    Brian Roberts (illness) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Roberts rarely makes appearances in the rotation, so his absence from tonight's game will have a negligible impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:53 pm
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