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  • Darrell Arthur planning to pick up option
    Darrell Arthur is planning to pick up his player option of $3.4 million this offseason.

    Advice: It's kind of a no-brainer for Arthur after yet another injury-plagued season. He played just 17.1 minutes per game and couldn't really get much playing time despite the Nuggets having very little depth down the stretch. He The 26-year-old forward won't have much fantasy value next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:18 pm
  • Kupchak: Pau Gasol is a priority this summer
    General manager Mitch Kupchak said on Friday that Pau Gasol is a "priority" this offseason.

    Advice: "If you look at the free agents, there probably isn't anyone as good as Pau on the board," Kupchak said. While this isn't a surprising quote, the Lakers should certainly look to bring Pau back despite their ending result on the standings. He finished with averages of 17.4 points, 9.7 boards and 1.5 blocks, so he'll be a high pick in fantasy leagues next year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
     
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  • Michael Beasley says ankle is fine
    Michael Beasley (ankle) said he is fine.

    Advice: Beasley rolled his ankle during Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Sixers. He'll be available for Game 1 against the Bobcats Sunday, but probably will end up as a DNP-CD. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:52 am
  • Joakim Noah (bereavement) skips practice
    Joakim Noah (personal) did not practice Friday.

    Advice: Noah was excused for bereavement reasons. He's in New York, but is expected to rejoin the team in Chicago Saturday. The Bulls open up their first-round series against the Wizards at 7pm ET on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:47 am
  • Nuggets can negotiate with Faried this summer
    The Nuggets can begin extension negotiations with Kenneth Faried in July.

    Advice: Faried is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014-15. He's coming off a spectacular second half of the season that saw him average 18.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 54.6 percent after the All-Star break. If Faried believes he can sustain that level of play -- and there's little reason to think he can't -- then he'd be better off playing out his contract and hitting unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2015. Rotoworld.com
  • Kings plan to keep Rudy Gay no matter what
    The Kings will try to retain Rudy Gay even if he exercises his opt-out clause.

    Advice: Gay can become an unrestricted free agent by opting out of a contract that will pay him $19.3 million next year. We'd be a little surprised if he passed up that kind of cash, but it's possible considering how much the Kings coaches and front office reportedly like him. Gay may see the opt-out as a chance to get a more guaranteed money in a long-term deal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:36 am
  • Thadd Young won't rule out asking for trade
    Thaddeus Young said it's "a possibility" that he'll ask management to trade him this summer.

    Advice: Young has repeatedly said all he wants to do is win, and the Sixers are at least two years away from doing that. The 25-year-old is under contract for $9.1 million next season and then has a player option for $9.7 million in 2015-16. Given those reasonable cap hits and Young's unique ability to score without plays called for him, he'd attract plenty of attention on the trade market. Thadd averaged career-highs in points (17.9), assists (2.3), steals (2.1) and 3-pointers (1.1) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:54 am
  • Nerlens Noel plans to play in Summer League
    Nerlens Noel (knee) expects to play in Summer League.

    Advice: It's time for the bubble wrap to come off Noel, who tore his ACL in February of 2013. He was participating in 5-on-5 scrimmages with the Sixers for the final couple weeks and is not expecting to have any restrictions this summer. Noel, now up to 228 pounds, is a name to monitor very closely ahead of 2014-15 fantasy drafts. He averaged 9.1 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 2.1 steals as a freshman at Kentucky. Those defensive skills typically translate quickly to the NBA level. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:38 am
     
    Injured
    W, 100-87 @ Mia
  • Bulls, Lakers, Rockets, Clips to pursue Melo?
    The Bulls, Rockets, Lakers and Clippers are among the teams expected to pursue unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

    Advice: The Knicks can offer Anthony a five-year, $129 contract. The max he can get from other teams is four years and $95 million. But the Knicks have almost no room to reshape their roster, so re-signing there would not give Anthony his best shot at his stated goal of winning. If he's serious about competing for a title, Melo will take a massive pay cut and sign with Chicago, which could field a starting five of Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Anthony, Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Al Horford won't make it back for playoffs
    Al Horford (pectoral) is out for the entire preseason.

    Advice: Fans were holding out hope that Horford could make a return if the Hawks upset the Pacers and advance to Round 2. It's not happening. Horford has torn each of his pectorals in the last three years and this tear is considered more severe. He's concentrating on getting healthy for 2014-15, where he'll be a risk/reward kind of fantasy play. Horford was averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks on 56.7 percent shooting in the 29 games before his December injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
     
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  • Report: Joel will exercise player option
    A source tells CSNNW.com that Celtics F/C Joel Anthony will exercise his player option for the 2014/15 season.

    Advice: It's a no-brainer decision for Anthony as he'll earn a guaranteed $3.8 million next season and then become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. He averaged 7.1 minutes per game in 21 appearances for the Celtics this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:29 am
  • Pau Gasol says he could be done with Lakers
    Pau Gasol admitted his time with the Lakers could be over during his exit interview on Thursday.

    Advice: "I'll be in charge of my future and my destiny," Gasol said. "This could be my last day [with the Lakers], maybe." To be clear, this isn't really a big story or anything. There will be endless rumors about the Lakers considering their popularity and how they had the worst season of their history. Gasol will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after turning in a solid 2013-14 season based on statistical output. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:48 pm
     
    Injured
  • Thaddeus Young could play small forward
    Thaddeus Young could play small forward next season, according to coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: It would make a lot of sense. The Sixers were torched on interior defense and they certainly need more size in the paint. Young has plenty of experience at small forward and would have a seamless transition back to his old role. His 2.11 steals per game ranked third in the NBA and he is the first forward to average over 2.0 per game in a season since 2007-08. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:58 pm
  • Drummond turns in a massive season on boards
    Andre Drummond led the NBA this season with his 5.4 offensive rebounds per game, 19.6 rebounds per 48 minutes and 6.1 contested rebounds per game.

    Advice: Only DeAndre Jordan had more total rebounds per game than Drummond and it's obvious the 20-year-old big man has some ridiculous potential as a rebounder. He was also 10th in the NBA in blocks per game and was second among centers in steals per game. On the other hand, he did finish dead last among qualifiers for free throw shooting, but that's really the only knock on his game as a stat-stuffing player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:14 pm
  • Melo: 'I want to come back' to Knicks
    Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he wants to return to the Knicks, but added that he also wants to win next year.

    Advice: "I want to come back. I also want to win," he said. Whether Melo stays with the Knicks will be a hot topic from now until a decision is made, and while the addition of Phil Jackson gives them some hope, he's also excited to become a free agent. He will likely opt out in July and then start testing the market. Yes, the 'Summer of Melo' is approaching quickly. Melo said on Thursday he doesn't care about the money and just wants to win, while the Knicks can offer him more than any other team - five years, $129 million. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • Kaman's future with Lakers unclear
    Chris Kaman's future with the Lakers is unclear, as the team is still developing a game plan on how to attack next season.

    Advice: Kaman didn't fit into Mike D'Antoni's scheme and he eventually told Mike D to play him, or develop Robert Sacre instead. Kaman didn't play down the stretch and it's probably safe to say that if D'Antoni is coach next season, Kaman probably won't return to the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:30 am
     
    Injured
  • Ersan Ilyasova not likely for World Cup
    Ersan Ilyasova says he'll make a decision about playing for Turkey in the World Cup some time in the next month.

    Advice: He was shut down early this year with an ankle injury and simply never got healthy over the course of the season. He says he's leaning toward skipping the event and if he wants to revive his NBA career, it's probably a good choice, as he simply has to find a way to get healthy and stay on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 am
     
    Injured
    L, 111-103 vs Atl
  • Vucevic hoping for extension from Orlando
    The Magic will be able to extend Nikola Vucevic's contract between July and November first, and he has said he'd like to stay in Orlando.

    Advice: If an extension isn't reached, Vucevic would be a restricted free agent next summer, giving the Magic the right to match any offer he may receive. Vucevic had a nice season that ended early due to an Achilles injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-86 vs Ind
  • Varejao dresses, gets DNP in home finale
    Anderson Varejao was dressed and ready to play and make one final appearance in front of his home fans on Wednesday, but was left on the bench by coach Mike Brown, who simply chose not to play Varejao in a meaningless blowout win over the Nets. .

    Advice: That was likely Varejao's last game as a Cavalier and would have been an opportunity for the fans to say goodbye to one of the team's better players over the last several years Brown also failed to play wildly popular Zydrunas Ilgauskas back in 2009 on a night he would have broken the team's all-time games played record, a move that drew the public ire of LeBron James at the time. While Brown is a respected NBA coach, it's reasonable to think that his treatment of Ilgauskas and Varejao in these instances might not go unnoticed by some players around the league, and could impact Cleveland's ability to sign free agents at some point down the line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Anthony Bennett returned to action on Wednesday April 16. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:28 am
  • Joel Freeland makes a return
    Joel Freeland returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He picked up some playing time with LaMarcus Aldridge and finally made it back after being on the active roster since Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:28 am
     
    Player Note
    Joel Freeland Por - SF,PF,C
    W, 110-104 * vs LAC
  • Marcus Morris scores 22 points in finale
    Marcus Morris scored 22 points against the Kings during Wednesday's 104-99 win with six boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He's played well against the Kings this season with a 13.0 points per game average in his previous three. Morris didn't quite have the year his brother Markieff had, but he made some nice strides as an offensive weapon. He'll be on the radar in deeper leagues depending on how the Suns handle their business in the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Rudy Gay played just 16 minutes on Wednesday
    Rudy Gay played 16 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday, scoring six points with six boards, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was a bit of a surprise to even see him in the lineup after missing Sunday's game due to a back injury. Gay had a tremendous turnaround with the Kings after putting up some horrible efficiency with the Raptors earlier this year. The Kings got him more buckets in transition and he was much better off screens, so he could keep it up in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Aldridge, Mo Williams should be ready
    LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams sat out Wednesday's finale, but both should be ready to go for the playoffs.

    Advice: The Blazers will get the Rockets in Round 1 and it will be all hands on deck in what should be a thrilling playoff match up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Blake Griffin serves suspension, ready to go
    Blake Griffin served his one-game suspension in Wednesday's finale and should be ready to go in Round 1 of the playoffs against the Warriors.

    Advice: Chris Paul took Wednesday off as well, along with J.J. Redick. All three players should be back in the starting lineup for Round 1 against the Warriors, although Redick is still not quite at 100 percent after a back injury. Glen Davis started for Griffin tonight, but had just seven points and seven rebounds in a somewhat disappointing performance. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • David Lee, other Warriors ready to go
    David Lee, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Jermaine O'Neal and Draymond Green all got a rest on Wednesday, but all should be ready to go for the playoffs.

    Advice: Lee is the most banged up of this bunch with a sore hamstring, while Andrew Bogut isn't likely to play in the postseason with a fractured rib. Expect everyone but Bogut to be ready to face the Clippers in Round 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Amir Johnson rolls ankle on Wednesday
    Amir Johnson looked to suffer an ankle injury against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: There has been no word from the team just yet, but he did play only 15 minutes after he seemed a bit hobbled. Johnson scored just two points with four boards, one assist and two turnovers in a loss. He'll need the two days off as the Raptors head into the playoffs. They'll face the Nets this weekend and if he's out, Patrick Patterson will take over at PF. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic should be ready for playoffs
    Mirza Teletovic has missed a couple games after his wife gave birth to twins, but we're guessing he's ready to go for the playoffs.

    Advice: He might have missed at least one of those games in order to rest, but his family should be situated by the time they face the Raptors in Round 1. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • Paul Millsap should be ready for playoffs
    Paul Millsap rested on Wednesday, but all indications are that he's ready to go for the playoffs.

    Advice: He's dealing with a sore thumb, but it will take a lot more than that to keep him out of the postseason. If you're in a playoff league, draft him as you normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:05 pm
  • Thaddeus Young drops 20 & 9 in win over Heat
    Thaddeus Young had 20 points, nine rebounds and two more steals in Wednesday's season finale win over the Heat.

    Advice: The Sixers somehow beat the Heat twice this season, although it's not fair to call the Miami team that took the court tonight the Heat. Henry Sims, MCW, James Anderson, Brandon Davies and Caspar Ware all scored in double figures in the meaningless game. Young had a great season and his steals and threes, along with his strong offense and rebounding, were pleasant surprises this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Michael Beasley (ankle) out for game
    Michael Beasley sprained his right ankle and will not return to Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: It's too bad because he was getting some run tonight, finishing with eight points, one board, two blocks and one turnover. Beasley's minutes figure to drop back down in the playoffs, but the team got a heck of a lot more than they bargained for from him this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:59 pm
  • Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas will play on Wed.
    Rudy Gay (back) and Isaiah Thomas (quad) will play on Wednesday night.

    Advice: This is a bit of a surprise and Gay's back must be feeling good. He missed Sunday's game and should be busy tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) out. Derrick Williams could still get some run at power forward tonight and is a possible fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:05 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo Williams out Wednesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams will rest for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Blazers certainly don't want to put Aldridge in harm's way and will keep him out in preparation for a first-round series vs. the Rockets. With Aldridge out, expect to see some of Dorell Wright, Thomas Robinson and Joel Freeman. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:51 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge still iffy for Wednesday
    The Blazers have still not announced who is in and out of the lineup for Wednesday, but there's a chance LaMarcus Aldridge won't play.

    Advice: If you have options, the safe route would be to find someone else to use, but there is still a chance he could play tonight. It just doesn't seem like the odds are in favor of that happening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Anthony Bennett is available to play
    Anthony Bennett (knee) is available to play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: His rookie season has been a disaster, but at least he'll get one more chance to show what he can do. His fitness will likely be a problem for much of his career and the deck is stacked against him to have a breakout year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:34 pm
  • Paul Millsap out for ATL, others 'available'
    Paul Millsap is expected to rest on Wednesday night against the Bucks, while the rest of the Hawks should be "available."

    Advice: Mike Scott looks like a good bet for success tonight, but while guys like Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver and Pero Antic are available, that doesn't mean they'll play heavy minutes. Be careful when selecting Hawks in daily lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • David Lee will be rested Wed. vs. Nuggets
    David Lee will sit out Wednesday's game to get some rest.

    Advice: Lee's hamstring responded well to his recent return, and he dropped 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting on Monday, so his absence is truly a precaution. Marreese Speights will assume the starting PF job in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 am
  • Chris Kaman (calf) out Wednesday vs. Spurs
    Chris Kaman (calf) will not play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kaman struggled to find favor with coach Mike D'Antoni and he wasn't shy about expressing his displeasure. The few times he did step into a big role it was short-lived, which made him very hard to roster in fantasy leagues. Hopefully he'll find a more suitable role next season, whether in L.A. or elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Bennett (knee) could return Wed.
    Anthony Bennett (strained left patellar tendon) went through Tuesday's contact practice and may be available to play on Wednesday.

    Advice: It would be a token victory for the Cavs if Bennett could suit up, but nothing can dilute the misery of his rookie season. The No. 1 overall pick has appeared in 51 games, averaging 4.1 points on 35.2 percent shooting, with exactly as many turnovers (46) as combined assists (17), steals (21) and blocks (eight). There is little doubt that he'll play for the Cavs' Summer League team. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:49 am
  • Mirza Teletovic out Wed. after birth of twins
    Mirza Teletovic will not play on Wednesday to be with his wife and newborn twins.

    Advice: While Teletovic and his wife celebrate, the Nets gear up for a game vs. the Cavaliers that could decide their playoff seeding. If the Nets lose and the Wizards win on Wednesday, Washington will take over the No. 5 seed by virtue of a tie-breaker. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 am
  • Griffin, Redick won't travel for Wednesday
    Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick will not travel to Portland for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: Well, that solves that. We knew Redick wouldn't play and Griffin is facing a suspension for picking up his 16th technical, so the move isn't all that surprising. Glen Davis and Darren Collison look like the best bets for success in their absence in Wednesday's finale. This also raises questions about how many minutes guys like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan will play, but at least they're going to travel. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:28 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 24, suspension looming
    Blake Griffin had 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block on 9-of-17 shooting, but also picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday, which will earn him a one-game suspension for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He hit Timofey Mozgov in the face while following through on a block attempt, and while it wasn't intentional, it fits the definition of a technical foul. It could be rescinded and he could be allowed to play, but we're guessing Doc Rivers will take it easy on all the starters in a somewhat meaningless game. If the Thunder beat the Pistons, the Clippers are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West. Suspension or not, don't expect a lot from Blake on Wednesday. Look for the Thunder to try to beat the Pistons, as they play 2.5 hours prior to the Clippers tip off. And if it appears the Thunder will win when the Clippers tip off, the starters may all get a rest tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Kenneth Faried with 21 & 6 in loss
    Kenneth Faried had 21 points and six rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have nothing to play for, but Faried is hot and may want to go out on a high note against the Warriors on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
  • Griffin picks up 16th tech, suspension likely
    Blake Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday night, drawing an automatic suspension for Wednesday's game, if it's not rescinded.

    Advice: Griffin has already had three technical fouls rescinded this season and the NBA may call this one a "three strikes and you're out" situation. Griffin wasn't all that likely to play many minutes on Wednesday anyway, and given that there was no malicious intent to hurt Timofey Mozgov tonight, the league has a tough call to make. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:43 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) has torn labrum
    Carmelo Anthony has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, but he will not require surgery.

    Advice: Melo will be re-evaluated in one month and it's very interesting that an MRI revealed the tear only after he'd played in a number of games to help the Knicks' slim chances of making the playoffs. While his toughness is commendable, the Knicks' medical staff and management have questions to answer about letting their star risk aggravating a serious injury. Carmelo is expected to enter free agency via his early-termination option, and once the playoffs end he'll be the focus of this summer's FA frenzy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:44 pm
  • Blazers may rest LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo-Will
    Blazers coach Terry Stotts said that he may rest LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams for Portland's season finale on Wednesday.

    Advice: We should learn Stotts' plan after shootaround on Wednesday, and some precautionary DNPs aren't unexpected since the Blazers cannot move up or down in the playoff standings. Even if they win on Wednesday while the fourth-place Rockets lose, the Rockets will retain home-court advantage because they own the tie-breaker over the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:51 pm
  • David Lee feels good after back-to-back set
    David Lee said that his hamstring felt better during Monday's game vs. the Wolves, during which he scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: It was the second half of a back-to-back set, which makes his performance even more encouraging as the Warriors prepare to play without Andrew Bogut (broken rib). Head coach Mark Jackson said that he'll deploy a frontcourt of Lee and Draymond Green as needed, since Jermaine O'Neal can't play huge minutes, Festus Ezeli (knee) is still recovering, and Marreese Speights isn't much of a rim protector anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
  • Woodson: Melo 'probably won't play' Tuesday
    Mike Woodson said on Tuesday morning that Carmelo Anthony "probably won't" play against the Nets, and that he will likely shut him down for Wednesday, as well.

    Advice: TNT is getting a dog of a game, as Amare Stoudemire is a game-time decision, while the Nets will be without Shaun Livingston, Mirza Teletovic and Alan Anderson, and also list Deron Williams, Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson as game-time calls. It would take a small miracle to see Melo in uniform at this point, as he deals with a lost season, a sore shoulder and pending free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:15 am
  • Teletovic, Livingston, Anderson all out
    Mirza Teletovic will miss Tuesday's game against the Knicks for personal reasons.

    Advice: Alan Anderson and Shaun Livingston are also out, while Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams are all listed as game-time decisions. Carmelo Anthony is not expected to play for the Knicks, and this game is setting up to be a bit of a no-name circus. Marcus Thornton, Marquis Teague and Mason Plumlee could all have big games tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:48 am
  • Carmelo Anthony misses shootaround
    Carmelo Anthony missed shootaround on Tuesday in order to have his right shoulder re-examined.

    Advice: He's listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Nets on TNT, but it would be fairly surprising to see him play. J.R. Smith might take 50 shots tonight, while it's possible Melo has played his last game for the New York Knicks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:31 am
  • Lee posts 25 and nine; may sit out on Wed
    David Lee scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds and two steals over 28 minutes on Monday against the Wolves.

    Advice: Lee reached for his hamstring at one point but it didn't seem to affect his play, but now that the Warriors have clinched their seeding Mark Jackson has already indicated that a lot of guys will rest. Lee will be at the top of that list, making him doubtful for Wednesday's game pending an update. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Johnson scores 10 points with two threes
    Amir Johnson scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's win.

    Advice: Johnson logged 28 minutes and with the Raps likely tied with the Bulls for the No. 3 seed after tonight, his chances of playing on Wednesday are better than they might have been in a less competitive scenario. Patrick Patterson (three points, 1-of-7 FGs, five boards, two steals, 20 minutes) has taken a back seat with Johnson playing well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:15 pm
  • Michael Beasley scores 18 points off bench
    Michael Beasley scored 18 points in Monday's blowout 114-93 loss to the Wizards, adding five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Heat sat Chris Bosh and LeBron James tonight to allow Beasley to put up a nice line in his home town. He'll likely be looking at another chance on Wednesday vs. the Sixers with the Heat locked into the two spot in the Eastern Conference. Considering how he likes to dominate the ball, Beasley could be looking at a big night should Miami sit their guys out again. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:33 pm
  • Chris Kaman won't play on Monday night
    Chris Kaman (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely out on Wednesday night and his first season with the Lakers did not go well. He had some issues with his coach and couldn't say healthy -- a common problem for Kaman. Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly will start and make for decent options considering how poorly the Jazz defend the paint. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • Darrell Arthur traveling for Tuesday night
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is traveling for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers and is expected to play.

    Advice: He suffered a knee injury on Saturday and has really struggled to stay healthy. Arthur's minutes will likely be capped around 20, so he's not a strong start on a two-game night. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:48 pm
  • Michael Beasley likely to start at SF on Mon.
    Michael Beasley is likely to start at SF on Monday with LeBron James (rest) doubtful to play.

    Advice: Beasley has played exactly one minute in Miami's past five games, but there's a good chance he'll get aired out vs. the Wizards. In two previous starts this season, Beasley averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27 minutes per contest. He's a D.C. native, adding further intrigue to his potential for a big game tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:25 am
  • Paul Millsap, Korver, Carroll rested Monday
    Paul Millsap (rest) will not play vs. the Bobcats on Monday, and Mike Scott will take his place in the starting lineup.

    Advice: The Hawks are also resting Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll in their penultimate game of the regular season. That leaves them with a starting lineup of Jeff Teague, Lou Williams, Cartier Martin, Mike Scott and Pero Antic, but this arrangement will end abruptly unless key starters are rested again on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:50 am
  • Joel Freeland (knee) doesn't leave bench Sun.
    Joel Freeland (knee) was available to play on Sunday, but he never entered the game during a thrilling OT victory vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Blazers coach Terry Stotts has shown a willingness to deploy Freeland in his second unit, but tonight wasn't a good night to return a rusty player to the rotation after months of inactivity. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:06 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joel Freeland Por - SF,PF,C
    W, 110-104 * vs LAC
  • David Lee (hamstring) quiet in start at PF
    David Lee (hamstring) posted four points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in a start at PF on Sunday, as the Warriors lost a heart-breaker on the road in Portland.

    Advice: Lee missed seven games due to his injury, which stemmed from nerve irritation, but he didn't aggravate anything by playing 25 minutes in his return on Friday. His playing time ramped up to 33 minutes on Sunday and the Warriors are likely to keep him active over the next two games, both to get him some rhythm and fight off the Mavericks for the sixth seed. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:08 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) may have MRI
    Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) said that he may have an MRI in the next few days, and he'll consult with Knicks' doctors about a plan for the final two games.

    Advice: The surprising part is that he hasn't already had an MRI given the uncertain nature of the injury, which has been described as a "strain" and a "dead arm." With potential free agency looming it's conceivable that caution will keep Melo on the sidelines the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:53 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (shoulder) logs 28 minutes
    Carmelo Anthony's shoulder injury didn't give him too much trouble vs. the Bulls, as he scored 17 on 7-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Knicks have officially been eliminated from the playoffs, but coach Mike Woodson expects Melo to play in every game down the stretch. "He hasn't indicated to me that he's going to sit down," Woodson said. "That's Melo's. He's been there all year, he's had a helluva season for us." That's somewhat of an understatement, as he's second in the league in scoring at 27.6 points per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:07 pm
  • Joakim Noah one assist shy of triple-double
    Joakim Noah scored 13 points to go along with 17 rebounds and nine assists vs. the Knicks on Sunday, but the Bulls fell behind early and couldn't get over the hump in New York.

    Advice: Noah is setting new career highs in multiple categories, including points (12.5) and assists (5.3), though it's at least partly attributable to the season-long absence of Derrick Rose. The Bulls' defense-first approach gives them an edge in the postseason and it will be fun to watch Noah go to work against either the Nets or Wizards in the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:07 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) starts at PF on Sunday
    David Lee (hamstring) will start for the Warriors on Sunday, shifting Draymond Green back to a bench role.

    Advice: Lee's nerve irritation seems to have subsided and the Warriors will revert to their typical rotations as they make one last push to solidify their playoff seeding. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic gets hot from deep vs. Magic
    Nets PF Mirza Teletovic made 7-of-12 field goals with four 3-pointers on Sunday, while grabbing six rebounds and blocking one shot in 29 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Teletovic is shooting nearly 39 percent from downtown on the season and he's picked up the pace in April (42.9 percent), which gives Brooklyn some much-welcomed firepower off the bench. His perimeter shooting makes him an intriguing fantasy player, and we'll keep an eye on him this summer with the Nets' roster likely to see plenty of changes. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:33 pm
  • Rudy Gay (back) out again on Sunday vs. MIN
    Rudy Gay's sore back will sideline him for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Gay returned to action on Saturday, scoring 16 points in 34 minutes, but he may have aggravated his injury in the process. Derrick Williams will fill in at SF in his absence, and it's unclear if Gay will attempt to return for Wednesday's season finale. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:23 pm
  • Joel Freeland (MCL) active for Sunday's game
    Joel Freeland (sprained MCL) will be active for Sunday's game.

    Advice: Freeland hasn't played in two months and he's unlikely to get more than a few minutes off the bench, but his return is great news for the Blazers with the playoffs on the horizon. He'll likely steal the few minutes that Meyers Leonard was getting, while also challenging Thomas Robinson for playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:19 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joel Freeland Por - SF,PF,C
    W, 110-104 * vs LAC
  • Andre Drummond fills stat sheet as usual
    Andre Drummond double-doubled against the Raptors on Sunday with 14 points, 17 boards, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His ability to grab contested rebounds is second to none and he's just 20 years old. Drummond's 1.24 steals per game are also a nice bonus to his statistical output while he also looks like he'll be very durable with 81 games played this season -- assuming he goes on Wednesday. He's an elite fantasy asset even with the free throw shooting woes. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:43 pm
  • Amir Johnson plays better, logs 17 minutes
    Amir Johnson played 17 minutes vs. the Pistons on Sunday with eight points, two boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He got into some foul trouble against his former team and he's yet to get back in the swing on things since returning from his ankle injury. He only played 17 minutes on Friday in his return and perhaps the Raptors want him to take it easy before they make a playoff run. Fantasy owners might be better off grabbing a player on a team not preparing for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:30 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) out for the season
    Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) has been ruled out for the season by the team.

    Advice: It's a strange story for Vucevic and his injury suddenly popped up on Apr. 4. He was ruled out minutes before that game tipped and it will cost him the final seven games of the year. He built off his breakout 2012-13 with averages of 14.2 points, 11.0 boards and 0.8 blocks in 2013-14, so the Magic probably won't be looking to replace him in the draft. Vucevic be a No. 1 center option in fantasy leagues next season. Kyle O'Quinn is still a must-start player while Tobias Harris also gets some added value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:47 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-86 vs Ind
  • Pau Gasol (vertigo) ruled out for the season
    Pau Gasol (vertigo) has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season.

    Advice: He's well enough to travel with the team and will be in street clothes on the bench against Memphis, Utah and San Antonio. Doctors believe Gasol will be ready to play in a couple weeks, but that's obviously a moot point with the Lakers having the worst season in the history of their franchise. Jordan Hill should be viewed as a must-start player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:29 pm
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol (vertigo) out on Sunday vs. Memphis
    Pau Gasol (vertigo) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: This move was expected as the Lakers have nothing to play for. Steve Nash (nerves) and Chris Kaman (calf) will join Gasol on the sidelines, which means that Jordan Hill will start, and he is in line for big minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:53 am
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol undergoing therapy to treat vertigo
    Pau Gasol has been going through therapy everyday to treat his vertigo.

    Advice: "I'm in therapy for an hour and a half everyday," said Gasol. With the Lakers having absolutely nothing to play for, it's unlikely that Gasol will suit up for Sunday's game vs. Memphis. That means that Jordan Hill will draw another start, and he makes for a fine plug-and-play option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:20 am
     
    Injured
  • Kenneth Faried goes for 24 & 21 in win
    Kenneth Faried turned the tables and roasted the Jazz for 24 points, 21 rebounds, five assists and six turnovers on 11-of-19 shooting in Saturday's win.

    Advice: The Nuggets are constantly abused by opposing bigs (Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors both double-doubled tonight for the Jezz), but Faried went nuts in this one, recording the first 20-20 game of his career. Timofey Mozgov, who had a monster game on Thursday, gave way to Faried tonight, as Mozzy finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rotoworld.com