Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with NBA.com

Player Notes

  • Caris LeVert scores nine in 18 minutes
    Caris LeVert played 18 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring nine points with one rebound, four assists and two steals.

    Advice: Obviously the playing time is down, but he likely would've been in the low 20s if the Nets were not trailing late and coach Kenny Atkinson didn't have to sub in Bojan Bogdanovic. As has been for a while, there were tons of positives. He ran the offense a ton once again and Atkinson trusted him enough to keep him on Nicolas Batum. Plus, the Nets rarely unleash players on both ends of a back-to-back. His owners should still hold him. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
  • Isaiah Whitehead scores three points
    Isaiah Whitehead scored three points with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: Sure, this line is nothing to write home about, but Whitehead has been very solid. He's not making nearly as many mistakes on both ends and surprising only has just 0.7 turnovers in his last three games. Although, he doesn't have anywhere close to the same ball-handling responsibility as he did when he was a turnover machine earlier year. With Spencer Dinwiddie in a slump, we may see Whitehead get into the upper 20s. All that said, he doesn't really have the upside for ownership in most leagues. Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still isn't practicing yet, by the way. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:43 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 19 points in win
    Reggie Jackson scored 19 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: In case you missed it earlier today, coach Stan Van Gundy denied the Jackson trade rumors. "I texted Reggie and just said, 'This is crazy season, and we're not trading you for Ricky Rubio,'" Van Gundy said. In other words, it feels like the recent trade rumor is more about the Ricky Rubio side of this. Jackson hasn't really been very good for his fantasy owners, posting just ninth-round value in standard leagues in 2017. He'll be better than that, but he likely will only be in the middle rounds. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 17 on bad shooting
    Bradley Beal made 4-of-15 from the field for 17 points against the Pistons on Saturday during a 113-112 loss, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and no 3-pointers.

    Advice: Late in the fourth quarter, Beal took a really bad fall and hurt his head. He was down for about 20 seconds, but then popped up fairly quickly and stayed in the game. Meanwhile, he is now in the biggest shooting slump of the season, making just 1-of-21 from deep in his last three games. This isn't the first time a guard has gone into a slump and it won't be the last. Keep trotting Beal out there and hope he finds his stroke again. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:12 pm
  • Evan Turner comes through vs. old team
    Evan Turner started again in Boston on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Unlike in his first revenge game as a starter in Philly, Turner was very good in this game with a little bit of everything on both ends. The Blazers starting unit for the weekend was actually a +11.0 in 29 minutes, so maybe Turner sticks. We're still not looking to add him in most cases. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:45 pm
  • Chandler, Gallo, Mudiay are available to play
    Wilson Chandler (personal), Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are all available to play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Chandler only needed one game away from the team for personal reasons. This game figures to be somewhat fast and Danilo Gallinari is a go, so Chandler should slot into the four most of this game. Juan Hernangomez takes a big hit here. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:20 pm
  • Courtney Lee to start, Ron Baker to bench
    Courtney Lee will start and Ron Baker will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: After Lee's 'Dumb and Dumber' saga, he's back in the starting lineup. He should play with an extra edge and has a great matchup, so he could hit the ground running. We still wouldn't use Lee in most cases. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:07 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon to the bench
    Malcom Brogdon will come off the bench against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: Besides wanting to get Matt Dellavedova going, coach Jason Kidd likes the idea of keeping Brogdon with Greg Monroe -- that's actually a very valid point. Brogdon owners shouldn't worry too much here because he was playing well off the bench before he was put into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:24 pm
  • X-Rays negative on Nick Young's knee
    Nick Young was diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee on Friday night but was able to return to the game and the X-rays taken were negative.

    Advice: Young finished with 15 points, five 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes. Young said his knee was "a little sore" after the game, "but the win made it feel much better." He should be ready to roll for Sunday's game against the Mavs. In fact, he could see additional minutes if D'Angelo Russell (knee/calf) misses the contest. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:09 am
  • Jimmy Butler says the Bulls were 'terrible'
    Jimmy Butler expressed frustration in his team's effort and performance after the Bulls lost to Atlanta on Friday night.

    Advice: "We got to come out better, man," Butler said. "We got to start playing better from the jump. It's terrible basketball. Starting from me going all the way down the line. Otherwise, we're just going to keep getting our a---s beat." Butler is doing the right thing by sharing responsibility, but the reality is the Bulls have to do a better job of getting him the ball. Butler scored 19 points on just eight FG attempts on Friday night. Butler and the Bulls will look to bounce back Saturday vs. Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:40 am
  • Goran Dragic would prefer to stay in Miami
    Despite swirling trade rumors, Goran Dragic has reiterated his desire is to stay put in Miami.

    Advice: "If I'm honest," Dragic said, "I feel even better [in Miami] than in Phoenix. I like all my teammates. I feel like I'm in the right spot. My head is clear and I'm working hard to be a better player, a better teammate." Well, If it makes you feel any better Goran, fantasy owners are hoping you stay in Miami as well. Dragic is such a huge part of everything the Heat do on offense, that it's almost impossible to imagine him being traded to a more fantasy-friendly situation. Nonetheless, moving Dragic for a package of picks and younger players might be what's best for Miami longterm. Stay tuned... Rotoworld.com Today, 6:37 am
  • George Hill fouls out, scores 13
    George Hill scored 13 points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes before fouling out against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: The ankle injury didn't seem to bother him too much, but foul trouble likely cost him playing time. The law of averages has had its say lately with Hill in a mini-slump over his last three, averaging 14.7 points, 3.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 treys on 36.4 percent from the field. We all knew he was going to cool down after a magnificent start, but Hill should still be able to flirt with early-round value going forward. Stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:22 am
  • Alec Burks gets just 12 minutes
    Alec Burks played 12 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with seven points, two rebounds and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He actually got some run at point guard tonight, but clearly the Jazz aren't ready up Burks' minutes so soon with the team playing well. If you haven't dropped him yet, we'll let you know if he pops back up. It does help that the Jazz seem pretty clueless on their backup point guard right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:18 am
  • Gordon Hayward hurts hand, scores 26
    Gordon Hayward scored 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: He did hurt his hand and the team had to call timeout to stop the game because he was in so much pain. Hayward looked fine after that, but he sure does have a lot of hand injuries this year. Hayward has been wonderful since returning from a hand injury to start the year, posting third-round value per game on the season. He also ran the offense tonight in a no-PG lineup for eight minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 33 minutes in win
    Jordan Clarkson scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting vs. the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: D'Angelo Russell (knee) left the game early in the first quarter and didn't return, so Clarkson logged 33 minutes and racked up five rebounds, three assists, five steals, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers. Russell is scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday, but Clarkson could be looking at a sizable bump in value if Russell misses time. As frustrating as he's been this season, Clarkson is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points against the Rockets on Friday with one rebound, seven assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors continue to get him more touches as the facilitator of the offense. Curry's disappointing December by his standards is way behind him and he can chalk it up to the X's and O's of the offense. Not that any Curry owner should've been worried, but he's back to being that team-carrying guy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Warriors
    James Harden scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and seven turnovers against the Warriors during a 125-108 loss on Friday.

    Advice: It was a game to forget. The Warriors ability to switch so well really kept Harden in check to limit his open looks. Plus, Harden said the Rockets really missed Ryan Anderson (illness) tonight to help space the floor. Harden gets another bad matchup on Saturday in Memphis, but he's as matchup proof as it gets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    New Player Note
    James Harden Hou - PG,SG,SF
  • Eric Gordon whiffs from deep in loss
    Eric Gordon made 2-of-14 from the field for six points against the Warriors on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Yuck. Gordon had the lead for total 3-pointers before tonight, but Stephen Curry passed him back. After Gordon made an incredible 4.4 treys per game on 45.7 from deep in December, he's down to 3.3 on 30.6 percent in January. Obviously volume helps with his 10.9 attempts and Gordon is still at a respectable 40.0 percent overall this month. He probably has peaked, but keep him going. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores eight points in loss
    Tyreke Evans scored just eight points with four rebounds, no assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes during a 143-114 blowout loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The last time we saw Evans play the Nets, he busted out for 29 points. Of course, that was because he was on fire and Anthony Davis was out. He's going to be off for a couple days, so we'll see if he gets an increase on his minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.