• Reggie Jackson (knee) will not play on Tuesday against the Heat.

    Stan Van Gundy said that Jackson wants to play but that it’s his call.  He’s still day-to-day but a shutdown could be looming.  We like Ish Smith as a must-own player for the chance he takes the reins the rest of the way. 

Fantasy News

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. is questionable to return on Monday after being poked in both eyes.

    That sounds painful. James Johnson is having a solid game in the meantime. There should be a more concrete update later.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (fractured right ring finger) will be available to face the Celtics on Monday.

    Rondo hasn't played since January 11. Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso should see their roles diminish now that he has returned. However, Rondo does not deliver consistent value on such a deep team.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    According to reports, the Lakers and Sixers are among the teams interested in trading for Derrick Rose.

    Rose continues to be productive for the Pistons, averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists. His fantasy value would likely decline if a contender acquired him. Rose has said that he is happy in Detroit, but he cannot block a trade.

    Source: Yahoo Sports

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams left Monday's game with a left ankle sprain and has been ruled out for the game.

    The injury occurred when Clint Capela flagrantly fouled him. Mike Muscala has been picking up the slack.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists, and one steal against the Nets on Monday.

    Richardson committed seven turnovers on Saturday but only one in Brooklyn. He shot 6-for-12 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the perimeter. Richardson is not a superstar but is definitely a key piece of the Sixers' rotation.

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford (left hand sprain) managed to play 26 minutes on Monday, ending with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

    Horford shook off a rough game on Saturday in this return to form. He has failed to reach double digit points in only two contests during January. Horford is also worth keeping around in fantasy for his defense.

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nicolas Claxton posted 15 points and four rebounds in just 18 minutes on Monday.

    Credit to Claxton for besting his two-day-old career high in points in just 18 minutes today. The Nets' rookie has an intriguing statistical profile and documented per-minute upside, but the team doesn't yet trust him with a full workload in either frontcourt position. He's also one of the thinnest "big" men in the league, so expect muscle watch season to feature Claxton this offseason. He's a player to add in 16-team leagues whenever the guys ahead of him get hurt, much like the wiry Chris Boucher up in Toronto.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons posted a triple-double with 34 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nets.

    Did he miss anything? Owners have to be thrilled when Simmons delivers value in every category while shooting 12-for-14 from the field and 10-for-14 at the line. He played 42 minutes, and there's little wonder why Brett Brown hardly lets him leave the floor.

  • Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen posted a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double along with a steal and a block against the Sixers on Monday.

    Kudos to Allen for coming through against tough competition. He's been posting solid top-90 value on the season by way of low-end lines like this one. It's clear that he'll take a hit once DeAndre Jordan returns from his injury, but as long as Allen plays the majority of Brooklyn's center minutes, he's a solid middle-round big man with upside. Maybe Kyrie should start mentioning him next time he lists the team's young core.

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert's season continues to be on life support, but he posted 16 points, six rebounds and six assists to help salvage some value on Monday.

    Fantasy managers will take any production they can get from LeVert at this point and he continues to disappoint even when handed prime opportunities to succeed. He's not the strongest hold, but it's hard to let go of the former 6th- or 7th-round draft pick in fantasy leagues. It's best to wait until he corrects his shooting woes and pounce at the slightest hint of a sell-high window opening up.