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  • Dwight Howard expected to play more
    Dwight Howard is expected to play more in the postseason than he did in the regular season.

    Advice: Coach Kevin McHale said the Rockets will play it by ear with Dwight's minutes. Dwight was up to 28 minutes on Apr. 12 and he should get over the 30-minute plateau tonight. There will be less minutes going to Joey Dorsey.
    Today, 4:49 pm
  • Tyreke Evans 'felt a little pop' in his knee
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today.
    Today, 3:42 pm
  • Omer Asik doesn't play well on Saturday
    Omer Asik played 22 minutes in the starting lineup with two points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He only attempted one shot from the field and only had two offensive boards. Considering he just sits in the paint and takes up space near the basket, you could argue he's setting back Anthony Davis. Asik didn't play in the final five minutes and Davis scored 18 points in those five minutes. We'll see what coach Monty Williams does in Game 2 because the Warriors are just too strong on the outside to have Asik out there.
    Today, 3:31 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee bruise) will not return
    Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound.
    Today, 1:52 pm
  • John Wall scores just 10 points in win vs TOR
    John Wall scored 10 points with six boards, eight assists, one block and one turnover against the Raptors on Saturday in his 44 minutes of action.

    Advice: He missed a 19-foot contested jumper at the end of regulation and the Wall isolation plays were coming early and often. They didn't really work because he made just 5-of-18 from the field today. Wall hasn't been settling for jumpers nearly as much these days and the Wizards are at their best when he's breaking down defenses. Wall and Bradley Beal had bad games today and they were still able to win, so the Wizards have to be happy about that.
    Today, 1:26 pm
  • Otto Porter gets 34 minutes vs. Raptors
    Otto Porter played a surprising 34 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: It's taken two years for coach Randy Wittman to trust Porter with important minutes and he didn't disappoint with impressive defense on DeMar DeRozan. The Wizards went small for several parts of this game with a forward combo of Porter next to Paul Pierce. They hardly played well in this game, but Porter should see close to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday.
    Today, 1:07 pm
  • Kris Humphries gets a DNP-CD on Saturday
    Kris Humphries was a DNP-CD on Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Coach Randy Wittman went with Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden today. Humphries looks like he'll just be Nene insurance for now because all three aforementioned players had decent games today.
    Today, 12:59 pm
  • Chris Kaman is probable to play on Sunday
    Chris Kaman (back) is probable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't play on Wednesday due to a lingering back injury. The Blazers are somewhat healthy up front as far as active players go, so expect Kaman to log minutes in the mid-teens. He won't be able to do much on offense with his low usage rate and will have to do his damage on the glass.
    Today, 12:32 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Alonzo Gee (foot) questionable for Sunday
    Alonzo Gee (foot) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: With Arron Afflalo (shoulder) doubtful, Gee would likely have been looking at some minutes in the playoff game. If he's out, there should be more time available for C.J. McCollum, Nicolas Batum and Allen Crabbe.
    Today, 12:26 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Arron Afflalo listed as doubtful for Sunday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is that he's getting closer and is even getting his shots up on Friday, but Afflalo might need two weeks to heal from his shoulder strain suffered on Apr. 9. C.J. McCollum will benefit most even if the Blazers opt to go with Allen Crabbe as the starter, which could definitely happen.
    Today, 12:24 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Mike Conley (foot) thinks he will play Sunday
    Mike Conley (foot) continues to make progress, and he believes he will hear his name announced in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Conley returned to practice on Friday, and it's clear that the time on the shelf sped up his recovery. He added that his foot is still sore every morning, but he does feel better when he moves around. It sounds like he will be a game-time decision, but we should have an official update after the team's shootaround on Sunday. Beno Udrih will move back to the bench if Conley plays.
    Today, 10:10 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

    Advice: "I feel alright," Allen said. "I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I want to be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm having." Allen is a warrior and it will take a lot for him to miss Sunday's game, so we expect to see him out there. We will consider him a game-time decision for now, but we should know more after shootaround. If Allen continues to sit out, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will have to step up.
    Today, 9:58 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jared Dudley (back) will play on Saturday
    Jared Dudley (back) will play on Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: The Bucks rested him for the final two games of the season, so he should be fresh for the playoffs. Dudley is a seasoned veteran, and his experience will be a huge boost for the young Bucks. Expect Dudley to see minutes in the mid 20s tonight.
    Today, 8:46 am
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) will play in Game 1
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) will play vs. the Bucks on Saturday as expected.

    Advice: He missed the last two games of the regular season because of his nagging hamstring issue, but he practiced in full on Friday and is ready to rejoin the starting lineup. Noah doesn't have any restrictions on his minutes moving forward, but there is no need for the Bulls to push him considering Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic are backing him up. Still, Noah could play more than 32 minutes tonight.
    Today, 8:24 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more.
    Today, 8:24 am
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Larry Sanders still not interested in NBA?
    Larry Sanders was reportedly in Milwaukee this week, but sources close to him say that he doesn't have any desire to play professional basketball again.

    Advice: Sanders has some personal issues to work through and recently said that he quit basketball to find his true purpose in life, so it doesn't sound like we will see him in the NBA any time soon. There is too much uncertainly surrounding Sanders to consider drafting him next season, but we will monitor this situation very closely in the off-season.
    Today, 6:19 am
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) goes through a workout
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) went through a workout on Friday and attempted some shots.

    Advice: He was drenched in sweat and taking some shots today bodes well for his chances to play. Still, Afflalo was outplayed by C.J. McCollum, so he might not play more than 32 minutes in the first round. Fantasy owners might want to use someone else in postseason formats or in daily leagues.
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Mike Conley, Tony Allen practice on Friday
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) practiced on Friday.

    Advice: Conley expects to play and he'll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. He has been able to do some pre-game stuff, so keeping him out the last week is probably somewhat precautionary. He'll be a very important piece for the Grizzlies at home considering the struggles of Damian Lillard on defense. Beno Udrih would move to the bench.
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

    Advice: The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal.
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) was unable to practice Friday, and his status is uncertain for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:14 am
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) practices Friday
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: Noah missed the sat out the final two games of the regular-season, but he'll be back in action for the playoffs. However, with solid depth behind him in Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic, head coach Tom Thibodeau may limit his minutes.
    Yesterday, 11:02 am
  • Joakim Noah will be ready for Game 1
    Joakim Noah (hamstring) said he'll be ready to go for Game 1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Noah had knee surgery last year and coach Tom Thibodeau believes this hamstring injury is related. Noah's rest at the end of the season seems to be precautionary. Even if he does have limitations, the emergence of Nikola Mirotic really adds some depth. Plus, Taj Gibson is playing well.
    Thursday, 4:44 pm
  • Howard's minutes to increase for playoffs
    Dwight Howard's minutes restriction will rise to around 32 minutes per game for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: Howard should eventually be without a minutes restriction at some point, but he should get the most floor time he's seen since returning from his knee injury during Game 1 against the Mavericks on Saturday. The more minutes Dwight gets, the further Joey Dorsey will fall out of the rotation.
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Dudley (back), Bayless (neck) practice Thurs
    Jared Dudley (back), and Jerryd Bayless (neck) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: Dudley missed the final two games of the regular-season with a sore back, while Bayless missed the regular-season finale with a sore neck. Neither of these injuries sounds serious, so these guys should be ready for Game 1 against the Bulls on Saturday. That being said, both players will likely have their minutes trimmed down a bit for the postseason, and they're unlikely to do much on the stat sheet with the guys ahead of them in the rotation fully healthy.
    Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Otto Porter (ankle) practices on Thursday
    Otto Porter (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Randy Wittman said that Paul Pierce will play some power forward during their series against the Raptors, and that move should open up some more floor time for Otto Porter. Still, in a reserve role, Porter isn't likely to do much on the box score.
    Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Otto Porter's ankle injury not serious
    The left ankle injury suffered by Otto Porter in Wednesday's finale is not thought to be serious and he's expected to be ready for the playoffs, according to coach Randy Wittman.

    Advice: "I don't think it's too bad," Wittman said after the game, and added he thought about putting him back in the game at one point. This is good news for the Wizards, who kick off the NBA Playoffs with the opening game at 12:30 this Saturday. If Porter's unable to go, Rasual Butler would likely eat up his minutes.
    Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Jared Dudley likely to be ready for playoffs
    Jared Dudley sat out for a second straight game due to a sore back in Wednesday's finale against the Celtics.

    Advice: However, he's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks in the playoffs, which start Saturday against the Bulls.
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Dwight Howard gets 21 minutes in blowout
    Dwight Howard played just 21 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert did block him once, but this was a great game for Dwight tonight. He would have played a lot more, but the Rockets had this game in the bag during the third quarter. He'll get a tough matchup against the Mavs and Tyson Chandler. Dwight only had one game vs. Dallas this year, scoring eight points with seven boards in 18 minutes.
    Wednesday, 9:05 pm
  • Otto Porter sprains ankle, will not return
    Otto Porter left Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers with a sprained left ankle and will not return.

    Advice: The last thing we want to see is an injury right before the playoffs, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Porter will probably have to deal with some swelling, but we will pass along any additional information once we know more. If Porter has to miss any time, Rasual Butler and Martell Webster could see more minutes. Porter finished tonight's game with four points and four boards in 21 minutes.
    Wednesday, 6:53 pm
  • John Wall, Brad Beal resting against the Cavs
    John Wall and Bradley Beal will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just rest and they're both fine. The Wizards have nothing to play for and will be the No. 5 seed to face either the Raptors or Bulls. With Wall out, Ramon Sessions and Will Bynum will handle the point. Bynum has the higher upside while Sessions is safer.
    Wednesday, 3:44 pm
  • Jared Dudley out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley will rest against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: There could be more rested players on the way for the Bucks. Plus, the Bucks will likely limit some of their guys.
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
  • Arron Afflalo hoping for a Sunday Game 1
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is hoping for a Game 1 to occur on Sunday.

    Advice: He's unsure about his status for the first day of the postseason and he's out tonight. The Blazers lost Nicolas Batum and C.J. McCollum to leg injuries, so they may need Afflalo more than ever. For now, Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee will get most of the minutes on the wing.
    Wednesday, 11:35 am
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Dwight Howard expected to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard is expected to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Dwight will be back after missing Monday. He should get around 28-32 minutes against Rudy Gobert, which should be fun to watch. Howard has played well in his last four, averaging 17.3 points, 11.0 boards and 1.3 blocks. Start him even in a bad matchup unless free throw percentage is really important to you tonight.
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
  • Chris Kaman (back) doubtful for Wednesday
    Chris Kaman (back) is now doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The Blazers want their veteran big man to be healthy with playoffs starting in a few days, so there is almost no shot that they risk playing him tonight. Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland may see a few extra minutes off the bench tonight, but they aren't appealing options in most leagues.
    Wednesday, 10:25 am
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Mike Conley (ankle) officially ruled out Weds
    Mike Conley (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: This will be his fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, but this should help Conley recover in time for the playoffs. Beno Udrih will draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams should be more involved as well.
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Joakim Noah, Kirk Hinrich out Wednesday
    Joakin Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) and Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Thibodeau said that Noah will be ready for the playoffs, so the Bulls are obviously erring on the side of caution tonight. With Noah on the shelf, Taj Gibson will likely draw the start and should be plugged into all lineups, while Nikola Mirotic will also see an uptick in minutes and can be considered a must-start option in all leagues.
    Wednesday, 9:01 am
  • Mike Conley (foot) doubtful for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) did not participate in shootaround and isn't expected to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Conley has missed the last three games, and the Grizzlies obviously want him to be as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. With Conley likely on the sidelines, Beno Udrih will draw another start and will be the primary beneficiary, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams could see some extra minutes as well.
    Wednesday, 8:41 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Otto Porter logs 43 minutes off bench Tuesday
    Otto Porter finished Tuesday's road loss with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks in 43 minutes off the Wizards' bench.

    Advice: Paul Pierce criticized Porter's lack of intensity in a recent interview, saying, "[Porter] just doesn't understand how good he is. He can shoot, he's a slasher, he can defend, I'm just not sure how badly he wants it every day. That kid just needs to get mad ... I should punch him one day just to get him riled up.'' Pierce was kidding about the last part, of course, but his point is well taken. Porter had a nice run while filling in as a starter but he's a shaky fantasy option when coming off the bench.
    Tuesday, 9:05 pm
  • WAS starters may have minutes limited Tues
    Randy Wittman would not say whether his starters would play their usual allotment of minutes for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Wittman simply responded, "we'll see," when directly if he'd try to limit the minutes of his starters, so daily leaguers with their sights on John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce, or Marcin Gortat may want to consider looking elsewhere for production.
    Tuesday, 4:27 pm
  • Chris Kaman (back) iffy to play Wednesday
    Chris Kaman is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game due to a back injury.

    Advice: He sat out Monday's game to get some rest, and also because of a lingering thumb injury, so this back ailment is a new addition to his injury rolodex. With nothing at stake on Wednesday and the playoffs looming, it would be somewhat surprising to see Kaman in uniform.
    Tuesday, 4:12 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Mike Conley (foot) questionable for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Conley has spent the last three games on the sidelines, and it's been Beno Udrih in the starting lineup splitting minutes with Nick Calathes. Udrih is capable of scoring in the teens while dishing out a few assists, but with a tough matchup against the Pacers, he'd make for a risky option in daily leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:36 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. IND
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group.
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside.
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Joakim Noah (hamstring) doubtful Wednesday
    Joakim Noah (left hamstring tendinitis) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Noah spent Monday's game on the sidelines as well, so we're not expected him to suit up on Wednesday. Taj Gibson will draw the start if Noah is indeed unavailable, with Nikola Mirotic logging extended minutes off the bench. Both players offer plenty of upside, and they'd make for fine plug-and-play options in daily leagues. This seems like a very minor issue for Noah, and while he's unlikely for Monday, all signs are pointing towards him being available for Game 1 of the playoffs.
    Tuesday, 1:49 pm
  • Wizards won't rest players vs Pacers on Tues
    The Wizards reportedly won't rest John Wall or any other players during Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Pacers bounced the Wizards from the playoffs last season and John Wall and his teammates now have a chance to keep the Pacers from making this year's playoffs. "We feel like we owe them from last year," Wall said. While Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce, and other Wizards starters will play on Tuesday night, look for them to see decreased minutes as the Wizards don't have playoff positioning on the line.
    Tuesday, 8:40 am
  • Mike Conley (foot) remains out for Monday
    Mike Conley (foot) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: So the Grizzlies will have Beno Udrih at point guard to match up with Stephen Curry. Conley has been out for two games before tonight and he might not be at 100 percent heading into the playoffs. Give Beno a look if you need a plug-and-play.
    Monday, 6:16 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Joakim Noah (knee) out, Taj Gibson to start
    Joakim Noah will not play against the Nets on Monday and Taj Gibson will start.

    Advice: The team is calling it "left knee tendinitis" but it doesn't sound serious. Taj Gibson will start and could be in for a huge line. Nikola Mirotic also greatly benefits here. Noah should be considered questionable for Wednesday.
    Monday, 3:52 pm
  • Mike Conley will be a game-time decision
    Mike Conley (foot) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He went through warmups on Saturday, but did not play against the Clippers in an important game. As a reference point, Conley was ruled out approximately one hour before the tip on Saturday, so we're probably looking at getting the news on him tonight at around 9:30 EDT. If he's out, Beno Udrih would start.
    Monday, 1:54 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available.
    Monday, 8:07 am
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • John Wall says he was 'perfectly fine' Sunday
    John Wall (ankle) said he was "perfectly fine" on Sunday.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like the ankle is a major concern at this point. "I was perfectly fine," Wall said. "I was not fatigued or anything like that." We don't expect Wall to take any additional time off before the regular season concludes.
    Monday, 6:57 am
  • Dwight Howard posts 19 & 11 w/ three blocks
    Dwight Howard played 28 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Pelicans, which he finished with 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-11 FTs), 11 rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: As a reminder, Howard will not play vs. the Hornets on Monday. He has three straight double-doubles despite being on a fairly strict minute-limit, and over his past four games he's averaging 17.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting, 11.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. Considering he missed almost two months with a serious knee injury, this is all fantasy owners could have hoped for.
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
  • John Wall (ankle) commits 10 turnovers Sunday
    John Wall (ankle) logged 35 minutes vs. the short-handed Hawks on Sunday, posting 24 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and a season-high 10 turnovers.

    Advice: His ankle was still swollen and it's somewhat surprising that Washington played him, but you won't hear Wall's owners complaining despite the small mountain of turnovers. His DNPs on Wednesday and Friday were the only games he missed all season, which helped him attain top-10 value on a cumulative basis this season (8-cat). There are no indications that he'll sit out Tuesday or Wednesday, but it can't hurt to check his status in a back-to-back set.
    Sunday, 5:58 pm
  • Kris Humphries quiet in 15 minutes Sunday
    Kris Humphries was limited to three points and four rebounds on Sunday, shooting 0-of-2 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line in 15 reserve minutes.

    Advice: Nene played well and showed no signs of his recent shoulder and knee injuries, and Drew Gooden (21 minutes) continues to thrive down the stretch, which is reducing Humphries to a bit-player in the rotation. Suffice to say, even his real-world value exceeds his fantasy appeal.
    Sunday, 5:54 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) questionable for Monday
    Mike Conley (foot) is questionable to play in Monday's road game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Conley warmed up prior to Saturday's game but ultimately decided to sit out, and he could easily be a game-time decision again on Monday. If he does sit out, expect Beno Udrih to play 30+ minutes as a starter with Nick Calathes mopping up the remaining playing time at PG.
    Sunday, 3:58 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jared Dudley expected to rest Mon. & Wed.
    Jared Dudley went scoreless in 28 minutes off Milwaukee's bench on Sunday, and Jason Kidd said after the game that Dudley will likely rest on Monday and Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been struggling with back and knee issues lately, which helps to explain his 0-of-4 shooting on Sunday, and it makes sense for the Bucks to rest him with the No. 6 seed locked up. His absence should open up more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and even O.J. Mayo.
    Sunday, 2:49 pm
  • John Wall (ankle) starting vs. Hawks Sunday
    John Wall (ankle) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Hawks on Sunday, sending Ramon Sessions back to the bench.

    Advice: This is definitely surprising considering the Hawks are resting their entire first unit tonight and Wall's ankle is reportedly still swollen, but his owners can go ahead and activate him in all lineups. We will let you know how he holds up after the game, while Ramon Sessions can be cut in most leagues with his demotion to the bench.
    Sunday, 2:25 pm
  • John Wall available to play Sunday vs. ATL
    John Wall will be available to play Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The Wizards have not yet made their starting lineup available, and it's anyone's guess if Wall will play tonight. Him being listed as available is an encouraging sign, but he is reportedly dealing with a swollen ankle, so he may spend another game on the sidelines in order to be ready for the playoffs. Owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off as it seems Wall is headed for the dreaded game-time decision.
    Sunday, 1:17 pm
  • John Wall (ankle) is a game-time decision
    John Wall (ankle) did not go through shootaround, and he will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Wall's ankle is still pretty swollen and it doesn't make a lot of sense for the Wizards to risk his health this close to playoffs. We should have another update closer to tip-off, but Wall's owners should have a backup plan ready. Ramon Sessions will continue to start if Wall is unable to play, while Will Bynum will continue to see more minutes as well.
    Sunday, 9:09 am
  • Dwight Howard to play Sunday, rest on Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, but he will sit out Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Howard isn't cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set, so there are no surprises here. Howard belongs in all active lineups Sunday as long as you can deal with his awful free throw shooting, while Terrence Jones, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will all benefit in his absence vs. the Hornets on Monday.
    Sunday, 8:52 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: He has had some tough luck with his knee in recent weeks, but the good news is that he plans on traveling for Monday's game vs. the Nets. However, with Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks both healthy, Hinrich won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues any time soon. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues.
    Saturday, 6:41 pm
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Mike Conley (foot) will not play on Saturday
    Mike Conley (foot) will not play vs. the Clippers on Saturday, and Beno Udrih is expected to draw the start.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for Conley's owners, but it's probably a smart decision by the Grizzlies. We will consider Conley questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will likely err on the side of caution with playoffs looming. Beno Udrih is worth a look in most leagues while Nick Calathes could get some extra run as well.
    Saturday, 6:28 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Mike Conley is warming up for Saturday night
    Mike Conley is warming up and is a game-time decision to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: We should have an update shortly, but Conley looks like a 50/50 play tonight. If he's out, Beno Udrih will start.
    Saturday, 5:54 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dwight Howard will sit Sunday or Monday
    Dwight Howard said he will rest Sunday or Monday, but doesn't know which one yet.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise and Dwight has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back set since his return to the lineup. On the night he sits, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Jones, Joey Dorsey and Josh Smith.
    Saturday, 11:15 am
  • Noah won't have restrictions in the playoffs
    After talks with the coaching staff, trainers and the front office, Joakim Noah said that his minutes restriction will be lifted for the playoffs.

    Advice: Noah has been on a minutes limit of round 32 minutes per game for most of the season (he has gone over that number several times), but it's encouraging that the Bulls are showing confidence in his health leading into the playoffs. This news obviously doesn't help fantasy owners, but if anything at least the restrictions kept him healthy for most of the season.
    Saturday, 9:33 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) could return April 15
    Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

    Advice: He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit.
    Saturday, 7:31 am
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Asik grabs 18 rebounds in win over PHO
    Omer Asik grabbed 18 rebounds to go with three points and two assists in 22 minutes on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Despite the big game on the glass he's not a valuable player in standard leagues. But if you're targeting that category, give him a look.
    Friday, 11:30 pm
  • Howard double-doubles in loss to SA
    Dwight Howard scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting (6-of-9 FTs) with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Howard's minutes are slowly getting ramped up for the playoffs and he's more or less where owners want him to be productivity-wise. He's much better than the deep league asset we called him earlier today, though there is going to be risk of DNPs as we finish the season.
    Friday, 11:02 pm
  • McHale hopes to bump up Dwight's mins Fri
    Kevin McHale said that he hopes to increase Dwight Howard's minutes for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Rockets are slowly but surely increasing Dwight's minutes, and while McHale didn't give a precise figure, it's reasonable to assume he'll see somewhere between 24-28 minutes tonight. His price tag in daily leagues is way too high to be considered a quality plug-and-play option, but he's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues assuming you're punting the free throw category.
    Friday, 3:32 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (right shoulder) out 1-2 weeks
    Arron Afflalo was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain and will miss the next 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: It could be worse and at least Afflalo does have a chance to make it back for the postseason. However, Afflalo's regular season is over, averaging 13.3 points, 3.2 boards, 1.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.5 treys on 42.4 percent from the field. With Afflalo out, C.J. McCollum is really going to get to show what he can do. He's a must-own player. Expect Allen Crabbe to get more run and possibly Alonzo Gee getting in the rotation.
    Friday, 2:10 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • John Wall (rest) out Friday vs. Brooklyn
    John Wall (rest) said he will not play Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Wall is healthy, and was a full participant during shootaround, but he will not suit up for Friday's game. Ramon Sessions will likely earn another start tonight, and he's certainly someone to consider in daily leagues after putting up 19 points and seven assists during his last outing. Will Bynum will also have the opportunity for some extended run, but Sessions is the guy to target here.
    Friday, 9:28 am
  • Afflalo will undergo medical testing Friday
    Arron Afflalo is scheduled to undergo medical testing on his right arm in Portland on Friday to determine the extent of his injury.

    Advice: Afflalo said that he felt pain "behind his arm" near his shoulder and triceps area, and the injury was so tender following Thursday's game he was unable to lift his arm above his shoulder. This injury is to his shooting arm, so there's a good chance he misses time as the Blazers attempt to go into the playoffs as healthy as possible. C.J. McCollum is going to be the primary beneficiary with Afflalo unavailable, and he needs to be owned in all leagues after putting up 17 points with a full line on Thursday.
    Friday, 6:20 am
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Afflalo may have tore something in shoulder
    Arron Afflalo went to the locker room in the fourth quarter against the Warriors on Thursday and will not return.

    Advice: According to the TNT broadcast, Afflalo said he felt like he tore something in his right shoulder. Unfortunately, he's likely going to be re-evaluated on Friday, but there's a decent chance he'll be out indefinitely. Go pick up C.J. McCollum right now.
    Thursday, 9:55 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Kirk Hinrich will play Thursday vs. the Heat
    Kirk Hinrich is a go for Thursday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Hinrich is one of those guys that helps his actual team much more than a fantasy team. He's averaging a meager 5.9 points and 2.3 assists on the season, so it's safe to ignore Hinrich in most leagues.
    Thursday, 3:43 pm
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Allen is expected to be out through the weekend, and it'll be Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Vince Carter picking up the slack in his absence. Green offers the most upside out of the group.
    Thursday, 3:22 pm
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dwight Howard hopes to play 20 years in NBA
    Speaking during a recent interview, Dwight Howard said he would like to play 20 years in the NBA.

    Advice: "That’s always been my goal- to play 20 years in the league so I think it can be done," said Howard, who is in his 11th NBA season. "It would be great. Tim is still playing great basketball. He has migrated to different spots on the floor instead of just the post." Howard has spent a majority of this season on the sidelines due to a knee issue, and he's statistically having one of his worst years since his sophomore season with averages of 15.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. Still, when healthy, Dwight is one of the best defensive centers in the league, and hopefully the knee doesn’t become a lingering issue for the big man.
    Thursday, 12:47 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich probable to play vs Heat Thurs
    Kirk Hinrich is probable to play against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Hinrich only played 15 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Magic, so he'll likely be limited along with Derrick Rose on Thursday. With a split of minutes with both Rose and Aaron Brooks on Thursday, Hinrich has very little fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues.
    Thursday, 10:46 am
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Chris Kaman returned to action on Wednesday April 8.
    Wednesday, 11:08 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Arron Afflalo awful on 1-of-7 shooting
    Arron Afflalo started again on Wednesday but hit just 1-of-7 shots for four points, three rebounds and one assist in a win over Minnesota.

    Advice: He's scored four, 10 and five points in each of his last three games, and he just can't seem to get into a groove for the Blazers. Start him at your own risk.
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Kirk Hinrich plays 15 minutes in return
    Kirk Hinrich played through a sore knee on Wednesday and had five points, two assists and a 3-pointer in 15 minutes.

    Advice: With Derrick Rose also back, Aaron Brooks still getting minutes and Jimmy Butler rolling (19 points and a full stat line tonight), Hinrich isn't going to see a lot of opportunities to help fantasy teams.
    Wednesday, 7:32 pm
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Jared Dudley will start for the Bucks
    Jared Dudley will start for the Bucks against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Interesting. Coach Jason Kidd just said he's looking for a change. Maybe he doesn't want to start Giannis Antetokounmpo against LeBron James or maybe it's something else. Regardless, Dudley is not a reliable option in fantasy leagues tonight.
    Wednesday, 3:33 pm
  • Otto Porter to bench w/ Paul Pierce starting
    Otto Porter will come off the Wizards' bench on Wednesday with Paul Pierce returning to the starting lineup.

    Advice: Porter played fairly well in three starts without Pierce, averaging 13.0 points, 1.3 triples, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals, but his role will be considerably reduced in a reserve role. Deploy him with caution, if at all, in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) cleared to play vs. Magic
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will be available to play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose (knee) will start at PG tonight in his return from knee surgery. He's only expected to play 20 minutes, but the presence of Aaron Brooks reduces Hinrich to an afterthought in fantasy leagues. Leave him where you found him -- on the waiver wire.
    Wednesday, 2:36 pm
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) is a game-time decision
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Hinrich has missed the past two games for the Bulls, but the return of Derrick Rose won't do his value any favors. We will let you know if Hinrich is available to play tonight, but he belongs on the wire in just about all leagues.
    Wednesday, 6:46 am
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
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