• Kevin Knox - F - New York Knicks

    Dave Fizdale is looking to find new ways to get Kevin Knox going and he may have found something that works after increasing post-up opportunities for him.

    A lack of tenacity on defense has plagued Knox as much as his low shooting percentage in his rookie season. Shooting an atrocious 36 percent for the year has hurt his efficiency as perhaps, the team has overplayed their rookie. Knox didn’t actually finish the last couple games as Fizdale went with the hot hand and maybe he’s better with fewer minutes the rest of the way. For what it’s worth, Fizdale said that he won’t yank him from the starting unit despite the Knicks’ league-worst 13-51 record as they face the Suns on Wednesday to complete a three-game Western swing.

    Source: NY Post

Fantasy News

  • Luol Deng - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Luol Deng is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Keita Bates-Diop should continue to get the backup wing time he got on Sunday, playing 17 minutes with low usage.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Tony Parker - G - Charlotte Hornets

    Tony Parker (rest) is listed as out for Tuesday's games against the Sixers.

    With minutes in the teens in seven of his last eight games, you're not likely relying on Parker at this point. Malik Monk played 26 minutes last week when Parker sat and had ten points and five boards with some poor efficiency. However, he played just three minutes in the prior game sans Parker, so the minutes aren't a sure thing.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Derrick Favors has right hamstring tightness and has been ruled out for the rest of Monday night's game against the Wizards.

    With Favors out, Jae Crowder should get some additional run. Hamstring issues can linger, so keep Crowder in mind for the Jazz's next game on Wednesday.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (left quad contusion) was a late scratch on Monday vs. the Heat.

    The news came out too late to make any moves, but Markieff Morris should see some additional minutes with Noel missing the game.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday night's game vs. the Kings.

    Crabbe missed the last two games and Caris LeVert started in his place with per-game averages of 9.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.0 steals.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will start again on Monday night vs. the Thunder.

    Last night, also with Justise Winslow out, Jones contributed a little bit of everything, as he tends to do. If you needs some peripheral stats, he makes a good upside start tonight.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right knee contusion) will play on Monday night vs. the Pelicans.

    He's seems to play through anything he can. Get him in your lineup if he wasn't already and enjoy the ride.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Thon Maker - F - Detroit Pistons

    Thon Maker, not Jon Leuer, started at power forward on Monday night.

    The Pistons changed their starters at the last second but Maker was always the preferred play anyway.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba, not Marquese Chriss, started on Monday against the Pistons.

    The Cavs pulled the old switcheroo at the last second. There's not much to see here for fantasy purposes, and those of you who streamed Chriss or rolled the dice in DFS should know that he'll still get good minutes with the Cavs so shorthanded.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Marquese Chriss will start at power forward on Monday night with Kevin Love (back) out.

    Chriss will match up with Jon Leuer as the Pistons have chosen to rest Blake Griffin. The best-case scenario is that Chriss comes through with some defensive stats and maybe a 3-pointer, but he's only a streaming option or an add in very deep leagues.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter