• Last year, Derrick Rose was named in a civil suit which claimed that he and two friends drugged and gang raped a woman. The original civil suit sought to compensate the alleged victim but an LAPD detective has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation against Rose. That’s most certainly not a good sign.

    ThinkProgress has the story with a letter from the detective requesting the victim’s identity remain anonymous. When the judge presiding over the case ruled that the victim could not remain anonymous, her name started appearing on social media. The letter sent by the LAPD hopes to right that wrong and allow the victim to proceed through the legal process without threat of additional harassment.

    Before this news broke, Rose and his legal team were free to paint the victim as a money chaser. After all, if Rose had really done something wrong then where were the criminal charges? That’s obviously oversimplified, but the court of public opinion seemed to ignore the Rose allegations for a long period of time.

    ThinkProgress also had some early details of the case, including some troubling comments from Rose himself. Some of his statements are tone-deaf at best and truly despicable at worst, so Rose could be headed for some serious trouble. While he’s somehow avoided intense media scrutiny to this point, that will probably change in a hurry.

    Phil Jackson was recently reported as saying the Knicks are not concerned with the allegations against their new point guard. We’ll find out later today if that tune has changed in light of the criminal investigation.

    There’s still a ways to go before a possible conviction, but things are looking increasingly troublesome for Rose.

Fantasy News

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Justin Holiday filled the box score on Tuesday with 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, adding three rebounds, three assists, two 3s, two steals and one block.

    Holiday's big line might be less of a fluke than it is an indicator of possible trends moving forward. Jeremy Lamb (ACL) is done for the season, which opens up Holiday's path to solid production.

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis dropped a big line vs. the Hornets on MondayTuesday, bullying them with 21 points (8-of-10 shooting), 15 rebounds, nine assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Sabonis had a field day vs. the Hornets and it reflected on the box score. He's been such a wonderful revelation this season and is comfortably coasting to a top-40 value in an inspiring breakout campaign.

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner set a career record with eight blocks in Tuesday's 119-80 blowout win over the Hornets, adding six points (2-of-9 shooting), 10 boards, two 3s, two steals and one turnover in 27 minutess.

    Turner's big night on defense came with ease considering this was a very favorable matchup. He's not been the early-round value stud this season that many had hoped for, but tonight was a reminder of the intrinsic upside that he possesses.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    In the latest medical update from the Grizzlies, Brandon Clarke (right quad) will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Clarke's absence opens up a window for guys like Gorgui Dieng and Josh Jackson to shine in the short term. Dieng is an add in standard leagues, while Jackson can be picked up in 16-teamers or deeper.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Khyri Thomas
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Khyri Thomas (right foot surgery) is available for the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Thomas has been out a long time and will likely see just a few minutes. He's not on any fantasy radars right now.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown will not play against the Nuggets on Tuesday with a sore left knee.

    Brown's absence opens up more minutes for the likes of Langston Galloway and Jordan Bone.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson (back stiffness) is available to play for the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Ferguson was left off the injury report leading up to this update, so there's little surprise here. He might have some low-impact but will not be relevant enough for adding deep leagues.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is apparently dealing with a right knee injury and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game.

    This comes out of nowhere, so it's quite unfortunate for owners who've slotted him in for the week. Mikal Bridges should emerge as the biggest beneficiary of this situation.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left hamstring tightness) is expected to be re-evaluated in one week.

    Powell will wind up missing the month of February, with an eye toward returning for the stretch run. He has provided top-60/70 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues on the year and makes for a promising stash candidate for owners who can afford to wait for him. Continue to monitor his status.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke (right hip soreness) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    The injury is untimely as Jaren Jackson Jr. has been ruled out for the next two weeks. Without Clarke and Jackson, Josh Jackson may slide his way into the starting lineup while Gorgui Dieng and De'Anthony Melton should see additional minutes as well. Josh Jackson looks like the highest upside of the group while both of the team's top PF's are out.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter