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  • Jazz will sign Chris Johnson to a deal
    Jazz sign G/F Chris Johnson.

    Advice: The Bucks let him go today and the Jazz didn't hesitate to grab him. Considering Rodney Hood (illness) is still not well, Johnson may get some minutes. He'll compete with Elijah Millsap for playing time. Johnson is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
    Today, 4:57 pm
  • Chris Johnson will not be retained by MIL
    Chris Johnson's second 10-day contract with the Bucks has expired, and the team has decided not to sign him for the remainder of the regular season.

    Advice: Head coach Jason Kidd said he believes Johnson will land a 10-day deal with the Jazz, so we'll be watching for that. However, he's going to have a very limited role wherever he winds up, and until he finds a new team, Johnson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Today, 3:47 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) not on road trip
    Rodney Hood (illness) did not travel with the team for their road-game in Denver.

    Advice: We'll be considering Hood doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and if he is indeed unavailable, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles will have the opportunity to play extended minutes. Stay tuned.
    Today, 3:35 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) probable Friday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip.
    Today, 3:29 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Dudley had some good stretches during the season, but his play has really fallen off during the month of March with averages of just 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game on 22.2 percent shooting from the field. He'll likely be eased back into the rotation, so it's safe to leave Dudley on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
    Today, 3:20 pm
  • Spurs send Kyle Anderson back to D-League
    The Spurs have re-assigned rookie F Kyle Anderson to their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: Anderson is a negligible part of the Spurs' rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news. Leave him on the wire.
    Today, 2:53 pm
  • Bennett (ankle), Hummel (hand) out again Fri.
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) will not play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: There's no reason to roster either of these guys in any league, leave them on the wire.
    Today, 2:14 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) will not play Fri
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Jones remains without a clear timetable to return, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Josh Smith could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes Friday. Stay tuned.
    Today, 11:48 am
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable for Friday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Brewer hasn't missed any time with his oblique strain, so there's no reason to think he won't be able to give it a go on Friday. We'll let you know if that changes.
    Today, 11:33 am
  • Thaddeus Young out Friday, doubtful Sunday
    Thaddeus Young (knee) has been listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers and doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday.
    Today, 10:45 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha feeling fine after return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) said he felt fine in his return on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Sefolosha played just seven minutes against the Magic in his first game since late-January, but was able to get through the game without any setbacks. With the playoffs on the horizon, the Hawks are likely to be cautious with Sefolosha's minutes so he can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.
    Today, 7:49 am
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 in start
    Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out.
    Yesterday, 11:53 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 14 in 29 minutes
    Rudy Gay scored 14 points with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was on the injury report with his patella tendon issue, but that's probably not the reason why his playing time was low. Gay will be on the injury report going forward, but it's nothing to worry about as long as he's probable.
    Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Wilson Chandler double-doubles vs. 76ers
    Wilson Chandler double-doubled against the 76ers on Wednesday during a 99-85 loss, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He played plenty of minutes at power forward and bounced back nicely from a seven-point, seven-board dud on Sunday. Chandler won't be this good, but he's worth owning in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time.
    Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Lord Robert Covington scores 25 points vs. DEN
    Robert Covington stayed hot against the Nuggets during a 99-85 win on Wednesday, matching his career high of 25 points with six rebounds, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's getting hot at the right time for his fantasy owners with a 21-point game coming on Tuesday. Covington moved back to the bench, but he was still able to get 17 shots from the field and three from the line. He is a must-start player when he's on track like he is now.
    Yesterday, 11:16 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes.
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins' big line not enough
    Andrew Wiggins hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 27 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Wiggins looks like the Rookie of the Year and might have sewn up the award with tonight's line. He's having a great season and while he's faded at times, looks like he might finish strong. He's played 49 minutes in two straight games.
    Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 28 points in return
    Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game?
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Evan Turner cools off in loss to Heat
    Evan Turner hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat were up by 17 at halftime and Brad Davis was trying several different and random combos in hopes of getting back into the game. Turner came in hot and Isaiah Thomas didn't look comfortable in his return to action, so we're not ready to give up on Turner just yet.
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Michael Beasley plays 14 minutes in win
    Michael Beasley came off the bench and played just 14 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, two steals and a block.

    Advice: Yuck. Henry Walker, James Ennis and Tyler Johnson got the minutes tonight, so it looks like the bright light that was shining on Beasley earlier in the day is officially burnt out.
    Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Henry Walker starts, hits four 3-pointers
    Henry Walker started for Dwyane Wade (knee) and hit 4-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points, four boards and two assists in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: James Ennis had six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench, and Tyler Johnson added 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 20 minutes. Wade is day-to-day with his injury, and we expect this trio to continue to chip in as long as he's out. Unfortunately, none of them can be trusted in fantasy, even when Wade is out.
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more.
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 16 points vs. Bulls
    Terrence Ross scored 16 points in 36 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday with one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field on offense, but this wasn't his best defensive effort. Ross is getting some extra playing time because Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams are getting more of their minutes at point guard, but Kyle Lowry (back) should be back at some point. If you're looking to add Ross, it shouldn't be based off this game alone.
    Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari dealing with shoulder issue
    Danilo Gallinari is dealing with a shoulder injury and did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, five boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was on track for big minutes tonight and the good news is that this isn't a knee issue. Gallinari said he expects to be fine, so he should be ready for Friday's game against the Jazz at home. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but he's absolutely a candidate to be rested on Saturday in Portland.
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha finally returns for Hawks
    Thabo Sefolosha finally returned from his calf injury and played seven scoreless minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not going to have any fantasy value, but the Hawks will need his defense and experience in the playoffs. He hadn't played since Jan. 30.
    Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Rudy Gay ready to roll on Wednesday
    Rudy Gay (knee) will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll get some minutes as the stretch four throughout the game and could have a big night even though the Suns are playing better on D. Gay should be in all lineups tonight.
    Yesterday, 6:43 pm
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option.
    Yesterday, 6:03 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight.
    Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (left knee) out for game
    Thaddeus Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and he will likely have an MRI on Thursday. To clarify, a hyperextended knee means his joint just went past where it's normally supposed to go, so this isn't a specific diagnosis. We should know more on Thursday, but Young could miss time. It'll be Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson and Cory Jefferson stepping up. Young finished with 11 points and four boards in 23 minutes, and could miss time with this injury.
    Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hurts left leg on Wednesday
    Thaddeus Young suffered an apparent left leg injury on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He laid on the court for 10 seconds or so before the Nets had to commit a foul. Young could have suffered a number of injuries with most of his leg twisting. He was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Stay tuned for an update.
    Yesterday, 5:28 pm
  • Courtney Lee will start, Jeff Green off bench
    Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats.
    Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations.
    Yesterday, 4:57 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly.
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and there is still no indication on when he will be able to return. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't 100 percent. Trey Burke will draw the start vs. the Blazers and should be very busy on offense, so owners in daily leagues should give him strong consideration. Rodney Hood (illness) is also out tonight, meaning Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles should see some increased run as well.
    Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Henry Walker starting, Beasley off bench
    Henry Walker will start against the Celtics on Wednesday with Michael Beasley coming off the bench.

    Advice: The Heat desperately need some scoring punch off the bench, so expect to see a lot of Beasley. He's also likely going to be a backup center fort Miami tonight. Walker is still a low-end option with Beasley offering the higher upside.
    Yesterday, 4:15 pm
  • Michael Beasley will start on Wednesday
    Michael Beasley will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Celtics in place of Hassan Whiteside (hand).

    Advice: The Heat are also missing Dwyane Wade (knee) and Chris Andersen (calf) tonight, so Beasley should be very busy on the offensive end. He is averaging 9.0 points, 4.4 boards and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes through 12 games in March, but he should see a nice bump in production in a critical matchup with the Celtics. Owners in daily leagues should give him a look.
    Yesterday, 4:04 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) still expected to play
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is still expected to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is essentially a non-update for Evans and he should be ready to roll after missing Sunday's game against the Clippers. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Expect to see less Norris Cole tonight.
    Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) expects to play Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) feeling better
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is "feeling better" and will play as soon as "the pain subsides," according to coach Kevin McHale.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss the rest of the regular season. With Dwight Howard already back and ready to play tonight, Jones seems like a player almost all fantasy owners should cut at this time. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will play more with Dwight having a minutes limit.
    Yesterday, 3:10 pm
  • Jared Dudley is questionable for Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did go through practice, but that doesn't mean much because he went through practice on Monday and missed Tuesday's game. Dudley can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Rudy Gay is listed as probable for Wednesday
    Rudy Gay (knee) is listed as probable to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The overwhelming majority of the time this would be a non-issue with the Kings listing a player as probable. Usually, the team won't even update their "probable" players until they announce the starting lineup minutes before a game. However, there's some added risk here with the road game on a back-to-back set. We're still fully expecting Gay to play.
    Yesterday, 1:50 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update.
    Yesterday, 12:12 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench.
    Yesterday, 10:21 am
  • Rodney Hood (illness) will not play Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (illness) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was really starting to come on strong for the Jazz, but the rookie has had a tough time staying on the floor this season. Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is doubtful Wednesday, meaning Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap should see plenty of minutes vs. the Blazers, though neither player is an appealing option in most leagues. Consider Hood day-to-day moving forward.
    Yesterday, 10:19 am
  • Michael Beasley likely to start on Wednesday
    Michael Beasley will likely enter the starting lineup vs. the Celtics on Wednesday if Hassan Whiteside (hand) can't play.

    Advice: Beasley has averages of 9.0 points, 4.4 boards and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes per game during the month of March, so he could see a nice bump in production if he is forced to play big minutes. Chris Andersen (calf) is also questionable which only improves Beasley's outlook, so owners in daily leagues looking for a cheap plug-and-play should give him a look.
    Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • Courtney Lee (hand) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies.
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik expect to play Wed
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf) are both expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans was held out of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but he has been able to rest for a few days now, and he should be ready to resume his normal allotment of minutes tonight. With the Pelicans in the hunt for a playoff spot, Evans will likely continue to play through minor injuries for the foreseeable future. Go ahead and pencil him into all active lineups, and expect Norris Cole to return to the bench and lose most of his value.
    Yesterday, 8:54 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will play on Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through shootaround and will play on Wednesday vs. the Magic as expected.

    Advice: After a 23-game absence, Sefolosha is finally back to bolster Atlanta's bench rotation. Expect the Hawks to ease him back into action tonight, and just to be clear, he still belongs on the wire in just about all leagues at the moment.
    Yesterday, 8:20 am
  • Danilo Gallinari impresses his head coach
    Head coach Melvin Hunt has been impressed by the recent play of Danilo Gallinari, and he is hopeful that he will continue to make improvements to his game.

    Advice: "He could become better, he could become a smarter player," Hunt said. "Athleticism can be honed. I’m just thankful for him to have time. He may not be the same, but a lot of the great players, when they come back from injury, they add something, they’ll subtract something, they’ll emphasize something. He’s no different. He knows what his weapon is, his ability to shoot the ball. But he’s putting together a nice little package of drives, finding other guys — and he’s an underrated passer. Gallo is going to figure out ways to reinvent himself. I’m not worried about Gallo at all." Gallinari dropped a career-high 40 points vs. the Magic on Sunday, and no words can describe how good it is to see him produce at this level again after several setback with his knee.
    Yesterday, 6:54 am
  • Robert Covington drops 21 points, five 3PTs
    Robert Covington dropped 21 points in place of Jason Richardson (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding three boards, one assist, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Covington has been phenomenal this season when he is given the minutes, but head coach Brett Brown has continued to give precious minutes away to veterans such as Jason Richardson and Luc Mbah a Moute. Covington is averaging just 9.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 2.2 3-pointers in just over 25 minutes per game over his last five, so unless you need 3-pointers, it's tough to call him a must-own player. Expect Covington's value to take a hit when Richardson returns to the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.
    Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • Rudy Gay's 21 pts help Kings fend off Sixers
    Rudy Gay struggled offensively on Tuesday, making 6-of-19 field goals, but he still finished with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Gay is owed a guaranteed $25.7 million over the next two seasons, with a $14.3 million player option in 2017-18, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Kings eventually scale back his playing time in the final few weeks of the season. He logged 41 minutes tonight, however, and has been a dominant fantasy force over the past few weeks with averages of 26.4 points, 1.4 threes, 5.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 blocks, all with solid percentages.
    Tuesday, 9:54 pm
  • Dion Waiters stays hot w/ 23 points vs Lakers
    Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win.
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Michael Beasley starts w/ Whiteside ailing
    With Hassan Whiteside (hand) being stitched up by team trainers, Michael Beasley slid into Miami's starting lineup to begin the second half on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beasley finished with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes, but he also lost a critical jumpball which led to Milwaukee's game-winning 3-pointer. He's solidified himself as a reliable part of Miami's rotation but he's yet to cause a ripple in fantasy leagues. Whiteside's status for Wednesday's game is in real doubt, but Beasley is best suited to use in very deep leagues or daily leagues.
    Tuesday, 8:02 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup.
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out Tuesday vs. Miami
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Dudley is inching his way closer to making a return after going through a full practice on Monday, but today will not be the day. He wasn't playing well before going down, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) doubtful for Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: With both Hood and Gordon Hayward (shoulder) being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game, the Jazz are going to be very thin on the wings. Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will likely see a healthy heaping of minutes if Hood and Hayward are indeed unavailable, while Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) doubtful Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: This injury couldn't come at a worse time for owners fighting to make it through the playoffs, but with player development now being prioritized over winning in Utah, the Jazz are not going to rush Hayward back from an injury. If he is unable to go on Wednesday, Joe Ingles would get another game with the starting unit, while Derrick Favors would be asked to step up as the main-man on offense. Trey Burke would also see his shot attempts rise with Hayward on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get another update on Hayward following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for that.
    Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Bennett (ankle), Hummel (hand) out Wednesday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) will not play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players remain without a firm timetable to return, and belong on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:41 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) probable for Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha has missed the past 23 games, so he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. However, as long as Kyle Korver is healthy, Sefolosha belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:35 pm
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable Wednesday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is probable to play Wednesday vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an oblique injury for Brewer, but with the Rockets listing him as probable, we're not expecting him to miss any time. Brewer has been productive through the month of March, putting in averages of 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 48.1 percent shooting from the field. He's a good guy to own in deep leagues.
    Tuesday, 1:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Evans is again unable to go on Wednesday, Norris Cole would have another opportunity to run with the starting unit, while Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis would be asked to step it up on the offensive end. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Robert Covington will start Tuesday vs. SAC
    Robert Covington will replace Jason Richardson (rest) in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Covington is much better with the starting unit, putting in averages of 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers per game as a starter. Go ahead and get him active.
    Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Rodney Hood misses Tuesday practice
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Hood left Monday's game against Minnesota with a stomach problem and was unable to practice on Tuesday, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With Gordon Hayward (shoulder) already questionable for Wedesday, Joe Ingles would be in for a minutes boost if Hood is unable to suit up, while Elijah Millsap would also see some extra minutes.
    Tuesday, 10:59 am
  • Gordon Hayward misses Tuesday practice
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well.
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha inching closer to return
    Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is getting closer to a return.

    Advice: "Thabo is very close," Budenholzer said. "He had a very good workout today. I think we’ll see how his calf responds to that. If everything is in a good place. I’ll just leave it as he is very, very close." While Thabo's return will put a dent in the fantasy value of Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder, he can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as the Hawks are likely to limit his minutes after a two-month layoff.
    Tuesday, 7:20 am
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk.
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Wiggins scores 22 points in 49 minutes
    Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Wiggins has been quiet but it's possible he's ready to explode in the fantasy playoffs. If the Wolves continue to have more injured folks than healthy folks, it's almost guaranteed.
    Monday, 8:59 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) out for game on Monday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) will not return on Monday.

    Advice: He was in the tunnel and was in a lot of discomfort before going back to the locker room. For what it's worth, Hood had some issues at college last year with his stomach and during an NBA tryout, so this has been a trend for him in a little over a year. Joe Ingles should get more chances to score while Elijah Millsap will also step up. Hood finished with eight points, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
    Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Turner triple-doubles in Celtics win vs. BKY
    Evan Turner triple-doubled in Monday's win, scoring 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting (no threes) with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one block.

    Advice: Turner is the guy who takes a hit when Isaiah Thomas (probable) returns as soon as Wednesday. With the way he has been playing lately, owners will want to walk him all the way to the edge before considering a drop.
    Monday, 7:23 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday.
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy.
    Monday, 3:08 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) doesn't practice Monday
    Nicolas Batum (back) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: One season after the Blazers were one of the healthiest teams in decades, they're dealing with some injuries right now. Batum does have a couple minor injuries to his back, but this isn't a trend for him. Still, he appears doubtful to play on Tuesday. With Batum out, C.J. McCollum and Dorell Wright will benefit on the wing and maybe Arron Afflalo can finally get it going.
    Monday, 12:41 pm
  • Jared Dudley questionable for Tuesday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Monday and could return after missing most of the second half due to an issue with his kneecap. Dudley would take minutes away from Ersan Ilyasova, but Ghosface Ilya is still worth owning in all leagues.
    Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) close to a return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is "very, very close" to a return.

    Advice: His 6-8 week timetable is almost up from his injury back in January. The Hawks gave most of his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, so expect those guys to play a little less when the Hawks have a full roster. Although, they'll be resting players a lot more. Keep Sefolosha on the wire in most leagues.
    Monday, 11:10 am
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion.
    Monday, 10:48 am
  • Anthony Bennett's injury now to his leg
    Anthony Bennett (leg) will not play on Monday against the Jazz, and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: This is just a reminder, and Bennett doesn't appear close to any kind of return. He's been out since February 20.
    Monday, 9:10 am
  • Rudy Gay more 'creative' at power forward
    Rudy Gay says he's been more "creative" when he plays power forward.

    Advice: George Karl has made the move in an effort to improve spacing, and Gay has responded in emphatic fashion with averages of 29.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, a steal and two triples on 53.8 percent shooting. "I think Rudy’s confident against the bigger player rather than the quicker player," Karl said. DeMarcus Cousins has also endorsed the move, and everyone will be on board so long as it produces wins.
    Monday, 7:12 am
  • Terrence Jones (lung) remains out of action
    Terrence Jones (ribs/lung) will not play on Monday, and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Jones has no timetable to return and is unlikely to be back in short order. Considering where we are in the fantasy season, owners have to think long and hard about moving on. Without Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will be the primary beneficiaries.
    Monday, 6:46 am
  • Nicolas Batum (back) looking doubtful Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum's (back) status for Tuesday's game in the Warriors is in doubt after leaving Saturday's game early.

    Advice: Batum felt a shooting pain up his legs and back after landing "awkwardly" on his heels, and after the game he had a tough time standing up, so none of that sounds very good at all. With Batum unlikely to suit up, that would mean a larger role for Dorell Wright, who would likely start in Batum's place, with C.J. McCollum also playing extended minutes off the bench.
    Monday, 6:19 am
  • 76ers burying Robert Covington in bench role
    Robert Covington played 25 minutes off the bench vs. the Lakers, finishing with 11 points (3-of-9 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), two 3-pointers, three rebounds and one block.

    Advice: The Sixers were within one point after the third quarter, yet only one player for either team (Nerlens Noel) reached the 30-minute threshold. That's what happens when two cellar-dwelling teams face off with nothing but lottery balls at stake, and it's hard to envision Covington regaining the mojo he had midseason. Owners in need of instant production can't be faulted for having cut him loose.
    Sunday, 9:43 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 23 points with 8 dimes
    Evan Turner scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and two 3-pointers during Sunday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Marcus Smart was suspended for this one, meaning Evan Turner was the primary ball-handler and he was in total control tonight. Turner's value will take a hit when Smart comes back Monday, but he is still posting respectable averages of 12.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 boards and 1.6 steals over his last five games.
    Sunday, 7:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler struggles in 24 minutes Sun
    Wilson Chandler made another start on Sunday but he shot just 3-of-9 from the field to finish with seven points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 24 minutes.

    Advice: Randy Foye (illness) was a late scratch and it's likely that Chandler will return to the bench whenever Denver is at full strength. Chandler contributes in enough categories to hold value as long as he's playing 30+ minutes per game, but a move to the bench would put him on the bubble in standard leagues.
    Sunday, 5:56 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari pours in career-high 40 pts
    Danilo Gallinari exploded for a career-high 40 points during Sunday's win in Orlando, sinking 12-of-21 field goals and 10-of-11 free throws with six 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Gallo's resurgence is one of the NBA's most pleasant stories since the All-Star break. Tonight's barrage wasn't limited to scoring, either, as he racked up three steals and two blocks with just one turnover in 33 minutes. He sat out Friday's game to get some rest and it obviously suited him, which is the only caveat for his lucky fantasy owners -- Denver has three remaining back-to-back sets, all of which are likely spots for a DNP-CD. All owners can do is keep Gallo active, check the Nuggets' injury report, and hope for the best.
    Sunday, 5:55 pm
  • Rudy Gay's 26 points lift Kings over Wizards
    Rudy Gay stayed hot during Sunday's win vs. the visiting Wizards, scoring a game-high 26 points (10-of-19 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Gay's knee injury is behind him and he's simply rolling right now, thanks in part to George Karl's willingness to give him carte blanche offensively. His outlook is even brighter since DeMarcus Cousins limping toward the finish line with a variety of nagging injuries.
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a Grade 1 left AC sprain, but it doesn't sound too serious. If Hayward is unable to give it a go on Monday, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap would all have to step up, with Hood being the primary beneficiary. We should know more after Monday's shootaround, so Hayward's owners will want to stay on alert for an update,
    Sunday, 4:05 pm
  • Henry Walker shoots 0-of-6 in blowout loss
    Heat F Henry Walker missed all six of his shot attempts vs. the Thunder, finishing scoreless with four rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: More than three-quarters of Walker's shots come from beyond the arc, which makes him especially prone to boom-or-bust games offensively. He's foul-prone and has scored 10+ points just once in the month of March, so there's no reason to own him despite his steady minutes in Erik Spoelstra's second unit.
    Sunday, 3:02 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) and Mayo (hamstring) out
    Jared Dudley (knee) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) remain out indefinitely.

    Advice: Neither guy will play on Sunday, of course, and their absence leaves extra playing time available for Tyler Ennis, Jerryd Bayless, Ersan Ilyasova and others. Ilyasova is the best bet for reliable value, though Bayless is also worth a glance for deep-league owners seeking guard help. Dudley and Mayo both belong on the waiver wire until a return date is announced.
    Sunday, 12:14 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: With Evans unavailable, Eric Gordon will be asked to do more on offense, and Norris Cole will see a bump in value as the starting point guard.
    Sunday, 11:08 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik questionable Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) and Omer Asik (calf) are questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Evans injured his calf on Friday and wasn't able to return, so his owners might view it as a good thing that the Pelicans cited his previously sprained ankle for the reason as to why he is questionable. Evans will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to to check back later for the official word on his status. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole would likely start and would be worth a look in daily leagues.
    Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Rodney Hood scores 19 points in loss Saturday
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, adding one board and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It was an encouraging game for the rookie, and the Jazz will simply be glad to see him out on the court after he struggled with plantar fasciitis in his foot for most of the season. Hood is still rather inconsistent and is coming off a two-point performance on Thursday, but he is certainly worth a look for owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers. It also helps that his competition for minutes consists of Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles.
    Saturday, 10:11 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (low back pain) won't return
    Nicolas Batum (lower back pain) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He reportedly felt a pain shoot up his back after landing hard on his heels, so it's not quite clear what exactly he is dealing with. We will pass along further updates once we know more about the severity of the injury, but Batum should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors. If Batum can't play, Dorell Wright started the second half in place of him and would likely be the primary beneficiary, while guys like C.J. McCollum would have to step up as well.
    Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) will not play Saturday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday due to a right hand sprain.

    Advice: That means the Grizzlies will have their third different combo on the wings with Tony Allen and Jeff Green likely to start next to each other. Lee isn't too involved in the offense and only has a 15.1 usage rate, so there won't be too many extra shots to go around. That said, Green and Allen are worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) now out
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: There was some hope he could play, but he'll miss another game. Bennett could get minutes due to how thin the Wolves are, but he can remain on the wire in fantasy leagues until we get a confirmation he'll be ready to go for game action. Plus, he hasn't practiced yet.
    Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out for Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is out against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He is on the tail end of his 6-8 week prognosis for a strained calf back in January. The Hawks have given his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, who both played well in that past couple months. While Sefolosha may cause those two to lose playing time, Bazemore and Schroder should see more minutes with the Hawks having their magic number at three to clinch home court and ready to rest their starters.
    Saturday, 1:32 pm
  • Anthony Bennett has chance to play Sunday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been out for over one month with his leg injury and there's been little talk of him making progress. The Wolves need big men as bad as any team right now, so Bennett would get minutes if he's healthy. Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger would lose some playing time. Leave Bennett on the wire until we get a more encouraging update.
    Saturday, 12:11 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) ruled out for Saturday
    Terrence Jones (ribs) will not play on Saturday, and he will also miss at least the following two games for the Rockets as expected.

    Advice: Jones was one of the hottest players in the league since the All-Star break, so it's a shame to see him go down right as fantasy playoffs are starting to heat up. Given this timetable, the earliest we would see Jones back on the court would be on Mar. 27 vs. the Wolves, but we should have another update early next week. Unless you can comfortably advance in playoffs without him, Jones is no longer a must-own player. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will serve as the primary beneficiaries in Jones' absence.
    Saturday, 9:07 am
  • Tyreke Evans leaves game with calf injury
    Tyreke Evans left Friday's game midway through the third quarter due to a calf injury and did not return, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, five rebounds and four assists in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Evans was questionable for tonight's game due to an ankle injury so needless to say he's banged up. Norris Cole (16 points, five rebounds, four assists, two threes, 37 minutes) has had some standalone low-end appeal in 12-14 team leagues, but any time off for Evans would obviously boost him into easy late-round value with some upside beyond that. The Pelicans are in the thick of the playoff chase, so guys will push to play.
    Saturday, 12:38 am
  • Gay shoulders the load in Kings win over CHA
    Rudy Gay scored 33 points on 11-of-20 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 9-of-10 FTs) with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Kings' 101-91 win over the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: It's strange to say but with DeMarcus Cousins on a strange absence the Kings have just one real fantasy asset. With the way things are going down with front office drama in Sacramento, owners have to be on guard with both Gay and Cousins.
    Friday, 11:52 pm
  • Waiters scores season-high 26 points vs. ATL
    Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If Waiters is going to get this much playing time then he might be worth a look, but chances are that Enes Kanter will return to steal some touches and cap off any theoretic upside that Waiters might have. It was easily his best game of the year but we're just not convinced he can get it done in a standard league.
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Beasley flirts with triple-double vs. Nuggets
    Michael Beasley flirted with a low-grade triple-double on Friday against the Nuggets, scoring nine points on 4-of-13 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in 34 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Beasley hasn't been a great standard league asset because of poor percentages and just 1.8 combined steals, threes and blocks over his last seven games. There is a chance he mops up for the Heat down the stretch of the season, but with the Heat rising in the standings and not falling -- that chance lessens by the game.
    Friday, 10:35 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday.
    Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Chandler (calf) scores 13 points on Friday
    Wilson Chandler (calf) started on Friday and scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Chandler will be a DNP risk but as long as he's not truly injured he should be owned in most formats.
    Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Covington scores eight points with two threes
    Robert Covington scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 3-of-7 shots (including two threes) with five rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Covington is sliding at the wrong time for owners and it's really anybody's guess if he's going to get back on track. There's not a huge body of work for owners to look back at for comfort, and Brett Brown is known to make changes on the fly. We haven't heard anything about his elbow injury, and it's best if owners view him more as a stash than somebody to rely on.
    Friday, 8:58 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play on Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: At least the Pelicans will have 40 percent of their starting lineup tonight. Evans has dealt with a ton of ankle injuries and he's still a risky play because of the Warriors defense and the garbage time factor. He should still have enough chances to put up numbers, though. Norris Cole isn't as appealing tonight.
    Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) is a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will be a game-time call against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He has a few left ankle injuries in the past couple seasons and there's almost no point at even risking him getting hurt tonight as huge underdogs. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely start while the Pelicans will look for a host of others to step up. Eric Gordon will have to do a ton on offense sans 'Reke.
    Friday, 6:14 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (calf) will start on Friday
    Wilson Chandler (calf) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He was listed as probable earlier, and this report confirms that he'll be active and starting. Feel free to plug him into your active roster.
    Friday, 3:53 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He did suffer an injury to his troublesome ankle on Thursday and was in some pain, but he didn't look limited upon his return. Evans did suffer an ankle sprain back on Mar. 9 and needed to miss the game on Mar. 10, but that was a more severe sprain based on the team giving him an X-ray. Evans looks like a coin flip right now for the game which is likely going to be a blowout. Norris Cole would benefit and is worth a look as a stream option for a point guard-needy owner.
    Friday, 12:31 pm
  • Terrence Jones out for at least three games
    Terrence Jones (pneumothorax) will miss the next three games due to a partially collapsed lung.

    Advice: He needed to go to the hospital on Thursday night and hopefully he can put this issue behind him soon. The good news is that he didn't crack his rib and the Rockets not ruling him out indefinitely is sort of a good sign. At this point, it's possible we'll see Dwight Howard (knee) return to the court before Jones, so Jones' fantasy owners should strongly consider cutting him. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will get more chances to put up numbers while Joey Dorsey starts until Dwight gets back. Dorsey is not a fantasy option.
    Friday, 11:00 am
  • Wilson Chandler (calf) probable for Friday
    Wilson Chandler (calf) is probable to play Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (rest) sitting this one out, Chandler is going to get all the run he can handle. He's been playing very well through the month of March, averaging 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.7 three-pointers and 0.4 blocks per game, so go ahead and get him active.
    Friday, 10:11 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (rest) out Friday vs. Miami
    Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play Friday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Gallinari will likely be rested for the second half of back-to-back sets for the remainder of the season, so owners will need to keep an eye on that going forward. With Danilo out, Wilson Chandler (calf), Randy Foye, and Will Barton will all be in line for some extended minutes.
    Friday, 9:33 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out Friday vs. OKC
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: With both Thabo and Kyle Korver (nose) out for Friday's game, Kent Bazemore will get another game with the starting unit. He's averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game on 37.9 percent shooting as a starter for the Hawks, but with a tough matchup against OKC, he makes for a risky option in most leagues.
    Friday, 9:14 am
  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Friday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn, and he is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With Dudley out, Ersan Ilyasova will likely continue to see his minutes in the 30s, with Giannis Antetokounmpo getting all the run he can handle. Dudley belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Friday, 8:26 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points in victory
    Gordon Hayward made 11-of-13 from the line against the Lakers during an 80-73 win on Thursday, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz continue to impress and have been the best defense in the NBA these days. Hayward hasn't really been known for his defense, but his production on offense is why the Jazz have the highest winning percentage since the break of any NBA team. He's been a top-50 player since the break in standard leagues and could improve on that ranking going forward.
    Thursday, 10:25 pm
  • Rodney Hood misses all six from the field
    Rodney Hood missed all six shots from the field against the Lakers on Thursday with two points, one rebound, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The law of averages had its say and Hood was on the opposite end of the spectrum from his 9-of-11 from the field back on Monday. His minutes also came down from the 29-minute outing on Wednesday. Although, maybe Hood only making 31.4 percent from the field in his previous seven games with no days rest was a factor here. He could get hot again, but he's probably not going to be a fantasy savior. The rookie is not a must-own player if you're looking at a different guy to add.
    Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 10 points in 34 mins
    Danilo Gallinari scored 10 points in 34 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: He rested on Monday and is probably the most likely to sit out on Friday night in Miami. Gallinari was having a big March before this game, averaging 17.9 points, 4.9 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys. As long as he's active, he is worth starting in all leagues.
    Thursday, 9:04 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 23 points vs. Rockets
    Wilson Chandler scored 23 points against the Rockets on Thursday with six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He voiced his opinion about the Nuggets resting players on Monday saying the move set up the Nuggets for failure. Chandler also wouldn't comment on the possibility of being rested himself, so it's possible he doesn't play on Friday on the road. As long as he's active he's worth starting in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
  • Corey Brewer grabs 10 boards vs. Nuggets
    Corey Brewer grabbed 10 rebounds during a 118-108 win over the Nuggets on Thursday with six points, four rebounds, one steal and one turnover on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: He has suddenly become a rebounding guard and pulled down a career-high 12 boards on Tuesday. Brewer's treys are down and he's slowed down in his last three outings, averaging 8.7 points, 8.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks on 37.9 percent from the field. He's more of a steals specialist as long as you're OK with his sub-par shooting.
    Thursday, 8:28 pm
  • McHale: Terrence Jones is out 'for a little bit'
    Coach Kevin McHale said Terrence Jones (ribs) is at the hospital and will be observed overnight.

    Advice: "I think Terrence will be done for a little bit," McHale said. "He's sore." The good news is that it doesn't sound like he's dealing with a serious injury. However, the pessimistic outlook makes it look like Jones is going to miss a couple games at least. If you own Jones and you're in the fantasy playoffs right now, it probably makes sense to cut him. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will get more run.
    Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look.
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Terrence Jones (rib) taken to the hospital
    Terrence Jones (ribs) was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

    Advice: There are reports that he was wheeled out on a stretcher and we're hoping everything is OK with him. The Rockets may update him later tonight and hopefully this is nothing more than a bruise.
    Thursday, 6:47 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs) will not return vs. DEN
    Terrence Jones suffered a rib injury on Thursday and will not return.

    Advice: He was hit in the side during the first quarter and had to commit a foul to get himself out of the game. Jones was going off before his injury, scoring 10 points with two boards in nine minutes. The NBA injury report is getting out of hand and there's a decent chance TJ will need to miss more games based on how long it's taken him to recover from previous ailments. We should have another update after the game. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith are more attractive fantasy plays now.
    Thursday, 5:45 pm
  • Terrence Jones back in the starting lineup
    Terrence Jones is back in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He came of the bench on Tuesday, but it didn't affect his playing time too much with 30 minutes of action. Although, Jones had his worst stat line since the break. He's a must-start player right now and his owners shouldn't worry too much about Dwight Howard (knee) returning just yet.
    Thursday, 4:48 pm
  • Bennet (ankle), Hummel (hand) out Thursday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) have been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Timberwolves will enter Thursday's game with just eight healthy bodies on the roster. Bennett hasn't played since Feb. 20, and remains without an official timetable to return. Hummel has been out since Jan. 25, and he too has no clear return date. Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng, and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes tonight in a game that both teams would prefer to lose. Get ready for some very ugly basketball.
    Thursday, 3:46 pm
  • George Karl says Rudy Gay (knee) is 'fine'
    Kings' head coach George Karl said that Rudy Gay (knee) is "fine."

    Advice: Gay was able to log 37 minutes in his return to action on Wednesday, so he should be good to go for Friday's game vs. the Hornets. With DeMarcus Cousins (calf) being listed as questionable, Gay could be forced into heavy minutes as Sacramento's go-to guy on offense, and he'll be someone to target in daily leagues if Cousins is again unavailable. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 1:05 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins plans on staying in Minnesota
    Andrew Wiggins said he doesn't plan on leaving the Timberwolves for a very long time.

    Advice: When asked if he'd be interested in signing with his hometown Raptors once his contract with Minnesota is over, Wiggins said, "I love Minnesota. They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there a very, very, very long time." While anything can happen over the next four years, the soon-to-be Rookie of the Year is averaging 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks on the season and is a must-start in all fantasy leagues right now.
    Thursday, 7:48 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 in return from sore knee
    Rudy Gay returned from a sore knee and hit 6-of-19 shots and 11-of-11 free throws for 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's nice to see that he's still playing, despite not feeling well. Keep him active, but watch for news on him, too. As long as Gay is playing, forget about Omri Casspi.
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 26 points in loss
    Gordon Hayward scored 26 points against the Wizards during an 88-84 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are getting all the press, but Hayward is playing well. Since returning from a back injury, Hayward averaged 21.3 points, 5.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He should have a nice finish to his season following his big contract last summer.
    Wednesday, 10:40 pm
  • Rodney Hood plays 29 minutes
    Rodney Hood played 29 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds, four assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: He was 4-of-9 from the field and cooled off from his red-hot run this March. Hood has been thriving on his shots off the dribble and the four dimes tonight are further proof of coach Quin Snyder trusting his rookie. He's worth a look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Evan Turner goes 4x5 in loss to OKC
    Evan Turner hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, six rebounds, 10 assists and five steals before fouling out of Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: He's quietly been putting up nice lines for most of the season and is one of a handful of players to put up at least five points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game this year.
    Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 15 despite back injury
    Terrence Ross, who left Monday's game with a back injury, played 29 minutes and scored 15 points with three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's literally all he did (outside of one assists and one turnover), and he's burned most of us enough that he's not on many rosters right now. He is a starter for the Raptors, though, and if he gets hot, he will be worth a look. But we need to see him do this a couple more times before thinking about making a move on him.
    Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up.
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Thaddeus Young plays just 16 minutes
    Thaddeus Young played just 16 minutes and had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: He had four fouls and there were no reports of an injury. And given that the Cavaliers spanked the Nets 117-92, the Nets just didn't see a reason to put him back in. He should be fine for his next one, as long as he doesn't have an injury we don't know about.
    Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Rudy Gay is playing on Wednesday night
    Rudy Gay will play against the Clippers on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He was probable for tonight and the Kings don't update their players with that tag, so at least they're consistent. Gay is a great play in daily leagues tonight.
    Wednesday, 6:59 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) targets return Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is targeting a return vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He advanced to 3-of-3 workouts during Wednesday's practice and should return this weekend as long as there are no setbacks. Kent Bazemore and Shelvin Mack are currently filling in at SG with Kyle Korver (nose) out of commission, so Sefolosha's return will be eagerly welcomed by the top-seeded Hawks.
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
  • Terrence Ross (back) will play on Wednesday
    Terrence Ross (back) will play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not return on Monday due to back spasms. Ross had a 20-point game on Mar. 8, but he hasn't hit double-digit points in any of his last four games. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. James Johnson isn't as attractive with Ross back.
    Wednesday, 2:54 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) completes 3-on-3 work
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through some 3-on-3 work at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered a calf strain back on Jan. 30 and was expected to be out 6-8 weeks, so he's within that target window right now. The Hawks could use Sefolosha right now with Kyle Korver out and the team likely to rest players through the season. Until Thabo gets back, it'll be Kent Bazemore getting minutes.
    Wednesday, 1:28 pm
  • Jared Dudley (back spasms) out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been on the injury report for a knee injury, so chances are we won't be seeing Dudley on the court anytime soon now that he has another injury. Since he went down last month, Ersan Ilyasova has really stepped up and is worth a look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
  • Beasley will sign for the rest of the season
    Michael Beasley's agent confirmed that he will sign with the Heat for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: We still don't know all the details of the deal, but the move makes a lot of sense for Miami. Beasley has posted averages of 9.5 points and 3.9 rebounds on 42.0 percent shooting from the field, and he was able to carve out a pretty decent role off the bench due to all the injuries in Miami. Beasley isn't on the radar in standard leagues at the moment, but owners in deeper leagues should monitor his progress, especially if the Heat suffer any more injuries.
    Wednesday, 10:20 am
  • Terrence Jones temporarily benched Tuesday
    Terrence Jones came off the bench to begin Tuesday's game but he replaced Joey Dorsey after halftime, finishing with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Kevin McHale wouldn't discuss the reason for Jones' temporary benching, and Jones would only say that it was due to a "personal matter." It's likely that he was late to shootaround, or some similar infraction, and this shouldn't have any carry-over for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets. Deploy Jones as you normally would.
    Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Corey Brewer grabs season-high 12 rebounds
    Corey Brewer snatched a career-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, adding 13 points with one 3-pointer, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Magic shot just 42.7 percent from the field so there were plenty of defensive rebounds to be had, and Brewer continues to find ways to help fantasy owners. He's a reliable source of steals and 3-pointers, and has ramped up his offensive with 16.5 points on 54.1 percent shooting over the past two weeks.
    Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Wed.
    Jared Dudley (knee) won't play vs. New Orleans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's back in Milwaukee receiving treatment and Jason Kidd said that Dudley was "struggling to move" on Monday, so there are no guarantees that he'll return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game vs. the Spurs. Dudley had a few nice stretches this season but he now belongs on the wavier wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:23 pm
  • Michael Beasley likely to be retained by MIA
    Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra indicated that Michael Beasley will likely be signed for the remainder of the season when his second 10-day contract expires on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beasley has been decent for Miami this season, averaging 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds on 43.0 percent shooting from the field. He can be viewed as a low-end guy in deep leagues, but Beasley has no business being on a roster in standard formats.
    Tuesday, 12:23 pm
  • Wilson Chandler: Nuggets 'set up for failure'
    Wilson Chandler suggested that the Nuggets are being "set up for failure" by the team's coaches and management.

    Advice: The Nuggets rested Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari on Monday, and Chandler said he has "no idea" whether more players will be rested vs. Houston on Thursday. Faried offered a "no comment" when asked about his rest day, and fantasy owners should be on red alert since Thursday's game kicks off another set of back-to-back road games for the tanking Nuggets.
    Tuesday, 6:49 am
  • Hood sets another career-high with 24 points
    Rodney Hood scored a career-high 24 points in Monday's blowout win over the Hornets, hitting 9-of-11 shots and all five of his 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Hood added three rebounds, three assists and one steal and he's hot right now, and if he can stay healthy he stands a good chance of being a top-150 guy with a hint of upside. As for tonight's result, owners should note the blowout and try not to get too high when they make add/drop decisions.
    Monday, 9:42 pm
  • Budinger scores 18 points in 26 minutes
    Chase Budinger scored 18 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-10 shots (including two threes) with four threes, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This is a fluky line but if half the team is out in the future like tonight, owners in daily or DFS leagues might want to give him a look.
    Monday, 9:05 pm
  • Chandler (knee) returns to tanking Nuggets
    Wilson Chandler (knee) returned to action in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two threes, eight boards and two steals in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Getting the quick stuff out of the way, Chandler will be productive enough to use whenever he is healthy and in the lineup. Assuming the Nuggets don't get too crazy, that should be the case going forward. But therein lies the rub. "I have no idea what they are going to do," said Chandler in regards to the front office, who reportedly sat a number of key Nuggets without the players or coaches' consent tonight. The conspicuous nature of this tanking should get the NBA's attention and they may have to back off, but owners of all Nuggets assets need to be on alert.
    Monday, 8:24 pm
  • Evan Turner scores four points
    Evan Turner scored 10 points with four rebounds and five assists against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: Before the game, he said he's down to 217 pounds, which is down from 231 from last season. Turner hasn't put up decent value in standard leagues over his last five, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 boards, 5.0 assists and 0.6 steals. He's a decent player to own in points leagues, though.
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Robert Covington in a bad slump
    Robert Covington made just 1-of-8 from the field for four points with six boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He has really struggled in his last six, averaging 11.2 points, 4.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 35.3 percent from the field in 23.7 minutes per game. The poor shooting is compounded by him coming off the bench now, but Covington's opportunity is still too great to cut him in most leagues. Coach Brett Brown is just getting a feel for lineup combos right now.
    Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Terrence Ross (back) doesn't return
    Terrence Ross is dealing with back spasms and did not return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He played just 21 minutes with nine points and three 3-pointers. With Ross out, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson will likely get more run. Lou Williams may also benefit.
    Mar 16, 6:54 pm
  • Jared Dudley sent home to deal w/ knee injury
    Jared Dudley (knee) was sent home to receive treatment on his injury.

    Advice: Dudley "is struggling to move" according to coach Jason Kidd, and hopefully it's not a recurrence of what the veteran dealt with during his tenure with the Clippers. Dudley hasn't played more than 25 minutes since March 7, and he's been wildly ineffective all month with averages of just 2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists on 22.2 percent shooting. Feel free to move on if you haven't already.
    Mar 16, 10:37 am
  • Kyle Anderson recalled from the D-League
    Spurs recall F Kyle Anderson from the D-League.

    Advice: Slo-Mo has been up and down all season. The Spurs have a road-road back-to-back set coming up on Tuesday, so there could be some players rested on top of Manu Ginobili being out.
    Mar 16, 10:05 am
  • Chris Johnson gets another 10-day w/ Bucks
    Bucks re-signed G/F Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: The Bucks will now have to decide whether to keep him for the season or release him after this 10-day deal concludes.
    Mar 16, 9:48 am
  • Nuggets resting Danilo Gallinari on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (rest) will not play on Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Wilson Chandler is a candidate to start in Gallinari's place. Gallo has been balling of late, so the unexpected day off comes at a tough time for owners relying on his production. The good news is it's not health related, so Gallinari should return after a one-game absence.
    Mar 16, 9:34 am
  • Anthony Bennett out again on Monday night
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: We're calling him "out indefinitely" until there is a real update on his condition. He hasn't played since Feb. 20, and there is nothing to suggest he'll be back soon. Gorgui Dieng, Adreian Payne and Justin Hamilton will continue to see increased time with Kevin Garnett (knee) also sidelined.
    Mar 16, 8:41 am
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