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Tyreke Evans had successful surgery on his right knee and will officially miss the remainder of the season. This was the third surgery Evans has had since May. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)

Fantasy Impact: Evans has appeared in 433 career regular season games with the Kings and Pelicans, holding career averages of 16.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals. Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be the biggest beneficiaries from his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Rajon Rondo scored 14 points with 15 assists, eight rebounds and three steals in the win over Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Rondo is a stat machine and should be started whenever he plays. He's a great cash game option in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


Otto Porter scored 14 points on 6-for-15 shooting from the field, adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Porter played 38 minutes in this one and looked like himself, though the Wizards as a team struggled mightily on offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcin Gortat scored 14 points and grabbed ten rebounds while going 7-for-13 from the field in Thursday's loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Gortat's minutes are problematic but he is still managing to produce. Expect more run for the Machine after the All-Star break.

Category: Game Recaps


On Wednesday night, Rodney Hood scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting against the Pelicans. He was a perfect 3-for-3 from the beyond the arc, and chipped in six rebounds, three assists, and three turnovers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: For the past few games, Hood has been locked in as a primary option for the Jazz. The rebound and assist numbers are good to see from a young player. He will continue to get playing time after the All-Star break.

Category: Game Recaps


Despite taking four shots from the field, Gobert finished the night with 12 points and 14 rebounds against the Pelicans on Wednesday night. He added an assist, two blocks, and three turnovers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Shooting 3-for-4 from the field certainly helps fantasy leagues with field goal percentages, but four attempts is a bit low for Gobert. He shot 6-for-8 from the free throw line which helped Gobert notch another double-double.

Category: Game Recaps


Gordon Hayward shot 7-for-18 from the field, including 2-for-9 from beyond the arc in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans. His 21 points were accompanied by four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Hayward took the most shot attempts for the Jazz, but wasn't able to get a ton of quality looks. Nine of the attempts came from behind the arc, which isn't justified by his percentages. With that said, Hayward does a pretty good job of filling up the box score.

Category: Game Recaps


Rudy Gay scored 22 points with four rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist against the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Rudy has been playing well when he's healthy. The Kings really need him to continue his play if they want any chance to win some games. He's worth a start in DFS if the matchup is good.

Category: Game Recaps


Derrick Favors put up 29 points in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans. Favors shot an amazing 11-for-15 from the field and 7-for-10 from the free throw line. He added six rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Favors kept getting stripped by the Pelican guards, but was efficient with his shots in the paint. Coming off a late night game against the Mavericks, a 29 point effort was good to see.

Category: Game Recaps


Darren Collison scored 25 points with three rebounds and three assists against the 76ers on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Darren continues to provide a spark off the bench for the Kings and was the main reason they were in this game at all. His upside is capped as long as Rondo is healthy, but he's someone to keep your eye on.

Category: Game Recaps


DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and two steals in the win against Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: I was rather disappointed with Cousins in this matchup. I assumed he was going to have 100 points with 100 rebounds, but he didn't, so I was disappointed. He's matchup proof, continue to start him.

Category: Game Recaps


Bryce Dejean-Jones has been playing well enough lately that several teams are attempting to sign him now that his second 10-day contract has expired. During the contract negotiations, he will not be in the Pelicans' starting lineup. (Source: John Reid on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dejean-Jones will be replaced in the Pelicans lineup by Toney Douglas. Monitor the situation to see which team signs him and where he will fall into their depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Going into his first All Star Game, Isaiah Thomas scored 36 points, passed for 11 assists, grabbed four rebounds and added a steal to the stat line.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has had a magnificent season so far and going to Toronto for his first All Star Game is huge for him and the Celtics. Half way through the season, he is averaging 21.5 points per game and 6.6 assists per game.

Category: Game Recaps


After leaving Wednesday night's game with a separated shoulder, an MRI revealed that Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break and will likely require surgery. (Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kidd-Gilchrist was just getting back into game shape after missing most of the season from an injury in the same exact shoulder. There is a likelihood that he may miss the rest of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Lopez led the Nets with 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field in a 109-90 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Lopez also chipped in with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez has been one of the lone bright spots for the 14-40 Nets as they hit the All-Star break. Lopez is averaging 20.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game and is currently ranked 16th by our player rater for the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Paul Millsap made half of his field goal attempts for 15 points to go with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers in 27 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Millsap has been a stud up to All-Star break and the short rest will benefit him. Keep rolling him out there.

Category: Game Recaps


Kent Bazemore only put up two points on 1-of-6 shooting from the field, six rebounds, two steals, one block, and three turnovers in 25 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Bazemore has been playing very well coming into tonight's performance, which may have something to do with Jimmy Butler. Bazemore has been a steal for owners who drafted him this season; owners can expect similar production for rest of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Dennis Schroder came off Hawks' bench for 17 minutes to put up 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, two rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Schroder wasn't able to beat out Jeff Teague for the starting spot during Teague's slump and it's even more unlikely for him to be promoted now with Teague playing well. Schroder is a low-end guy for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Teague put up 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and three turnovers in 27 minutes against the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Teague has been playing very well thus far in February. Owners who kept him through the slump must feel pretty good. Keep him in your starting lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Curry was his dominant self against the Suns hitting five three-pointers and tallying 26 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. He also added one steal and one block. The Warriors head into the All-Star break with a 48-4 record. That is the best record in NBA history through 52 games.

Fantasy Impact: Curry continues to impress with his across the board production. He has two triple-doubles on the season and could of had a third in this game, but sat out the fourth quarter. Curry has been lights out all season and his fantasy owners can continue to rejoice. He finishes the first half averaging 29.8 points, 6.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and 4.9 three pointers per game. These stats are ridiculous.

Category: Game Recaps