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Aldon Smith was sentenced to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges.  He gets credit for one day served, and he’ll serve the remaining 11 by participating in a work crew on Mondays, starting July 28th.

Seriously? Eleven days of picking up trash on the side of the highway? Come on. The reports don't say if this is related to his arrest last year or if it's a new one, but if it's a new one, this is just a disgrace. Didn't he complete a rehab program last year to avoid the jail time? So what's he doing, not just drinking and driving, but doing it with A GUN IN HIS CAR?!?!? Word has it that the NFL isn't going to even get involved here with its personal conduct policy. What a joke. If he wasn't a cautionary tale before, he most certainly is now. How do you draft this guy in an IDP league knowing that he'll likely be drunk-driving again in a matter of weeks? Either jail time or his own demise seem like the only two ways to get him to stop acting like such a moron. ANALYST: Howard Bender

Beno Udrih scored 13 points (5-of-7 FGA, 3-of-3 FTA) with one rebound and three assists over 19 minutes Tuesday against the Spurs

With the Heat a bit slim in the PG department, Udrih has seen some playing time behind Dragic off the bench. Despite the nice outing on Tuesday night, Udrih is nothing more than a backup player and someone that does not hold much fantasy value. He has shown in the past that he can run an offense so if an injury does occur, Udrih's value could increase.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Hassan Whiteside scored 14 points (6-of-9 FGA, 2-of-3 FTA) with six rebounds and two blocks over 25 minutes Tuesday against the Spurs

Whiteside has seen his role turn into a bench piece for this Heat team over the past couple of weeks but do not be discouraged owners as he is still seeing his fair share of minutes off the bench. Whiteside put together a nice outing Tuesday over 25 minutes before being ejected for elbowing Marjanovic. Whiteside should be viewed as a high upside center going forward and someone that can be relied upon for 10+ points and rebounds a night.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Chris Bosh scored 18 points (6-of-12 FGA, 6-of-6 FTA) with five rebounds, two assists and one steal over 35 minutes Tuesday against the Spurs

The duo of Bosh and Wade is still at it and still pacing this Heat offense as the two combined for 38 points on Tuesday night. Bosh is still seeing a high volume of minutes and should be relied upon for big time production going forward. On the year, Bosh is averaging 19 points and seven rebounds a game making him a viable option in all formats. Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Dwyane Wade scored 20 points (9-of-12 FGA, 2-of-3 FTA) with five assists and one steal over 31 minutes Tuesday against the Spurs

Despite not having the solid squad around him as he has in years past, Wade continues to produce at a high clip and be one of the more productive shooting guards the league has to offer. He poured in 20 points and dished out five assists on Tuesday night and is now sitting at 18 points and four assists a game for the season. With the All-Star break just about upon us, look for Wade to re-gear and get ready for the stretch run. There is no reason to not believe that Wade will keep us this production for the remainder of the year, stick with him fantasy owners.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Chandler Parsons scored 24 points (8-16 FGA, 5-7 FTA) including 3-8 from behind the arc, with one rebound, one steal and one block in 36 minutes Tuesday against the Jazz.

Even with the bad showing in middle of the last five games, he is still having a very good start to February averaging 17.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, and 2.0 APG. Despite the losses it was a good way for Parsons to close out the first half as they now await the Magic on February 19th following the All-Star break. Analysis: Matt Selz

Danny Green scored 15 points (6-of-10 FGA, 1-of-2 FTA) going 2-for-4 from three-point range with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block over 31 minutes Tuesday against the Heat

With Ginobili expected to miss an extended period of time, Green will get his fair share of minutes going forward and the Spurs will need him to produce like he did Tuesday on a more consistent basis. He has he ability to shoot from outside with the best in the game and with an uptick in minutes he should see his averages of seven points and three rebounds a game rise a bit. He may not be a suitable option in season long leagues, but he could be a cheap option in DFS as he should continue to see starter minutes in Ginobili's absence.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points (6-14 FGA, 4-4 FTA) including 1-6 from behind the arc, with nine rebounds and one steal in 40 minutes in the Mavericks' loss Tuesday.

That's two straight good bounce back games following his disappointing game against San Antonio last week. The issue Dirk is having is that his shot isn't finding the spot with reliability right now especially from behind the arc going just 2-12 in the last two games. Dallas has a tough road ahead of them and will need Dirk at his fighting weight to have any chance. Analysis: Matt Selz

Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points (11-of-17 FGA) with nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block over 33 minutes Tuesday against the Heat

Leonard has turned into one of the best two-way players in the league this season as he is showing a potent combo of scoring and defense. Over his past five games, Leonard has failed to scored 20+ points in just one game so he has shown the consistent ability to produce. Look for him to be in the MVP conversation heading down the stretch as he slowly but surely takes over as the face of the Spurs going forward.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points (10-of-16 FGA, 8-of-8 FTA) with four rebounds, four assists and one block over 32 minutes Tuesday against the Heat

The move to the Spurs to Aldridge seems to have done wonders to his defensive game as he has turned himself into the quite the lock-down defender this season. With this Aldridge has seen his offensive production take a hit as he is only averaging 16 points and eight rebounds a night to this point. Despite the decrease in production, Aldridge still has to be viewed as a top tier fantasy option and someone that should be played on an everyday basis. Look for him to have more nights like Tuesday in the second half as the Spurs look to put some pressure on the Warriors in the West. Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Rodney Hood scored 29 points (12-26 FGA, 3-4 FTA, and 2-8 3PA) with five rebounds and five assists in 43 minutes Tuesday against the Mavericks.

Hood is starting to show what made him a first round pick in the 2014 NBA draft with the current roll he has been on in the last five games. Between he and Hayward a lot of the Jazz's offense is taken care of a night and especially with Hood throwing up his career-high 26 shots on Tuesday. He should be started in all formats right now until he cools back down. Analysis: Matt Selz

Rudy Gobert scored 14 points (5-6 FGA, 4-6 FTA) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 37 minutes in Utah's win Tuesday night.

Two straight double-doubles for Gobert and his fourth straight double digit scoring game for the 23-year-old seven-footer. He is limited on the offensive side of the floor but offers quite an attractive combo of stats on the defensive to make him worth playing in all formats on a regular basis. Analysis: Matt Selz

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points (8-20 FGA, 4-5 FTA) with five rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 45 minutes Tuesday night in Dallas.

Hayward's last bucket was the biggest of the game as it sealed the seventh straight win for the Jazz on Tuesday. In the month of February so far he is getting quite a lot of play averaging 41 minutes on the floor a game and he has rewarded his owners with better than 20 points a game with six rebounds and four assists to go along with them. With him and the Jazz rolling right now there is no reason to take him out of the lineup in any format. Analysis: Matt Selz


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