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  • Ed Davis will opt for free agency this summer
    Ed Davis confirmed on Sunday that he will turn down his $1.1 million player option to test the free agent market this summer.

    Advice: Davis will easily earn a more substantial deal in free agency so this comes as no surprise. He also said that "didn't ask to sit out" on Sunday, when he picked up a DNP-CD, and would have preferred to play. "I wanted to play all 82," he said. "I'm going to support the guys and be there, stay professional and stay ready." Davis should be back in the lineup on Monday, which unfortunately casts doubt on the availability of Jordan Hill. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Anthony Bennett aggravates ankle in return
    Anthony Bennett "re-sprained his ankle a little" on Sunday, according to Flip Saunders, but Bennett downplayed the injury after the game.

    Advice: "It felt good," he said. "It just got a little sore near the end, but I tried to push through." Saunders also said that Bennett looked "rusty," which is understandable considering he'd missed more than a month of action. He belongs on the waiver wire while getting back up to speed. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Jared Dudley (back) confirms he'll play Wed
    Jared Dudley (back) confirmed that he'll be ready to play vs. the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm 100% fine," he wrote on Twitter. "Just being pre cautious, I'll be ready [Wednesday]." This is excellent news for Bucks fans and any deep-league owners who have Dudley on their bench. He has had spurts of sustained value this year but is too risky for use in most leagues given the recurring nature of his back injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins not on Kings' injury report
    DeMarcus Cousins is not listed on the Kings' injury report for Monday's game in Memphis.

    Advice: It's been a while since Cousins wasn't at least listed as probable, so this definitely bodes well. George Karl suggested recently that he may rest some players to tinker with his lineups in the Kings' final nine games, however, so Cousins' owners are forced to routinely double-check his status prior to tip-offs. Sacramento's next back-to-back set comes on April 7/8, so hopefully Karl will at least hold off on the DNP-CDs until next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Update: Brandon Knight iffy to play Monday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) did not have a noticeable limp after Sunday's game, but his status may be in jeopardy for Monday's road game in Portland.

    Advice: Suns coach Jeff Hornacek reportedly said, "I would guess he wouldn't play." The report suggests that Knight will miss Thursday's game in Golden State, but it makes more sense that Hornacek was referencing Monday's game, the second half of a back-to-back set. Either way, Knight's owners should be on red-alert for a potential DNP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) goes 1-of-10 in return
    Brandon Knight returned to action on Sunday, coming off the Suns bench for three points, two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 22 minutes, while shooting just 1-of-10 from the field.

    Advice: He missed all six of his 3-point attempts and the poor shooting is a product of rust -- he hadn't played in a game since Mar. 9. He took a hard fall tonight but shook it off and shouldn't be in any danger of missing Monday's road game in Portland, but owners should still confirm his status in a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Roy Hibbert fine despite being cut on Sunday
    The Pacers held off the visiting Mavs for a 104-99 win on Sunday, aided by Roy Hibbert's 10 points (5-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), seven boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He suffered an injury which caused him to briefly leave the game, as he was bleeding on the court, but it didn't affect his play or his minutes as the game progressed. Hibbert wound up logging 25 minutes tonight, which is (unfortunately) equal to his season average. He'll be fine for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:07 pm
  • Courtney Lee can't heat up offensively
    Courtney Lee had another cool night offensively on Sunday, hitting 4-of-11 FGs to finish with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Lee's playing time was inflated by Tony Allen's absence with a sore hamstring, but Lee still didn't do enough to justify plucking him off the waiver wire. He came in shooting 32.7 percent from the field in March, and 23.7 percent from downtown, rendering him unusable in all but the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:26 pm
  • Evan Turner's near triple-double not enough
    Evan Turner racked up nine points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in 30 minutes during Sunday's loss, while chipping in one 3-pointer and a pair of steals.

    Advice: Turner is one of only six players in the NBA with at least 350 rebounds and 350 assists this season, joining James Harden, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Eric Bledsoe and Tyreke Evans. He doesn't contribute many 3-pointers or defensive stats, and his percentages take a chunk out of his overall value, but he's currently playing well enough for use in all 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:17 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • DeAndre Jordan hacked, makes 3-of-15 freebies
    DeAndre Jordan helped the Clippers amass a 53-40 rebounding advantage on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, 14 rebounds and one steal in just 29 minutes.

    Advice: Jordan has double-doubles in 10 games this month and he continues to carry fantasy owners in multiple categories, while predictably decimating the FT percentage category (35.7 percent). He was an abysmal 3-of-15 at the line tonight, falling prey to the Celtics' hacking strategy. The league may consider tweaking the rules to curb intentional fouls next season, a development which would only heighten Jordan's fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:12 pm
  • Henry Walker logs 34 minutes for battered MIA
    Henry Walker made his ninth start of the season on Sunday, posting six points, five rebounds, one assist and one block in 34 minutes during Miami's win vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Walker gives the Heat some much-needed frontcourt depth without benefiting fantasy owners -- his 34.3 percent shooting is reason enough to avoid him in standard leagues. Owners looking for a cheap daily-league option should monitor Miami's injury report, however, as Walker may be forced into a 35-minute role on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Lester Hudson logs one minutes in Clips debut
    Clippers G Lester Hudson played one minute without any stats to his credit during his debut on Sunday.

    Advice: This sums up Hudson's lack of value and he's nowhere near having fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) will play vs. OKC
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will play vs. the Thunder on Sunday, but he will come off the bench.

    Advice: After an eight-game absence, Knight is finally back. His minutes will probably be held in check and he will might be a little rusty, but his owners will be pumped to have him back in their lineups. Marcus Morris will remain in the starting lineup for now, but his value could take a hit down the stretch. We will let you know how Knight holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:16 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Monday
    Jared Dudley will not play vs. the Hawks on Monday in order to give his ailing back some extra rest.

    Advice: Dudley has been able to play in the past two games for the Bucks, but they are wanting to be cautious with him since he had missed six consecutive games earlier in March. Dudley should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, but he is still not a fantasy option outside of deeper leagues. Expect O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless to see a few extra minutes off the bench Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • Roy Hibbert returns to game on Sunday
    Roy Hibbert exited Sunday's game in the first quarter due to an apparent cut but he has since returned.

    Advice: Hibbert simply went to the locker room to get cleaned up and he should be fine moving forward. Check back after the game for any additional updates. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:33 pm
  • Omer Asik scores 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting
    Omer Asik scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting, adding six rebounds, one assist and two turnovers through 25 minutes of action.

    Advice: Asik can be viewed as a rebounding specialist in deep leagues, but he usually doesn't bring much else to the stat sheet (7.3 points and 0.8 blocks per game on the season) making him a questionable guy to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans starts slow, sits in blowout win
    Tyreke Evans got off to a slow start on Sunday and he finished with only nine points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans are now 21-14 with Evans starting at point guard. His run as the lead guard may end in the near future, however, as coach Monty Williams expects Jrue Holiday (leg) to return before the end of the regular season. That would do Evans' fantasy value no favors, but he's safe to keep locked into all active lineups -- today's low playing time was due largely to the lopsided score, and Evans should fare much better vs. the Lakers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:31 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) quiet in return Sun
    Anthony Bennett (leg) returned to action on Sunday with two points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 12 minutes off Minnesota's bench.

    Advice: The former No. 1 pick hadn't played since a nine-minute stint in late February, so it's no surprise to see the Wolves ease him into the rotation. A fully-healthy Bennett could make some noise down the stretch, but time is quickly running out with only nine games left on the schedule. Better luck next year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Earl Clark shoots 2-of-10 off Nets' bench
    Earl Clark came off Brooklyn's bench to score four points in 20 minutes on Sunday, making just 2-of-10 field goals with eight rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Clark, who played for L.A. in 2012-13, was acquired by the Nets on a 10-day contract this Friday. He could stick around all season if Thaddeus Young (knee) is forced to miss more time, but there's minimal incentive to add the career 40.5 percent shooter in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Nets win behind Brook Lopez's 30-point game
    Brook Lopez lit up the Lakers for a game-high 30 points during Sunday's 107-99 home win, adding 11 boards, one assist and four blocks without any turnovers.

    Advice: Lopez is averaging 29.2 points in his past six games, including Sunday's impressive 13-of-22 shooting display. He's helped Brooklyn earn a crucial three-game win streak with a playoff berth in the balance, and his fantasy owners must be thrilled that his best play of the year has arrived during fantasy playoffs. Lopez could exercise a $16.7 million player option this summer, but it stands to reason that he'll test the market as a free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Markel Brown scores career-high 17 points
    Nets rookie Markel Brown scored a career-high 17 points in 36 minutes on Sunday, making 6-of-11 field goals with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Brown's nice game helped the Nets avoid a disastrous loss to the Lakers, and the victory put Brooklyn in a virtual tie with Boston for the No. 8 seed. Brown has been completely off the map in fantasy leagues since the All-Star break, so don't give too much thought to Sunday's outburst. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:58 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 13 points w/ 3 treys
    Wayne Ellington made the most of his return to the starting unit on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting, to go with five rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers and two turnovers over 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Ellington's numbers as a starter are significantly better than his averages as a reserve, but Jeremy Lin (illness) could be back as soon as Monday, so owners of Ellington will want to check in on the status of Lin before deploying him. Ellington can be viewed as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but he's by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Jordan Hill drops 22 & 16 in return to action
    Jordan Hill thrived in his return to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday, coming off the bench for 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 16 rebounds and one block in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a healthy DNP-CD in his past three games, as coach Byron Scott opted to give more playing time to younger players down the stretch. He benefited from Ed Davis' precautionary rest day today, so unfortunately it may be hard for Hill to maintain a fantasy-relevant role going forward. Congratulations to anyone who gambled on Hill vs. the Nets, but it's impossible to recommend him given the ongoing risk of a DNP-CD. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson posts 18-7-6 line in loss
    Jordan Clarkson looked great during Sunday's loss to the Nets, posting 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting (3-of-4 from the line), seven assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer and two turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Clarkson has really got things rolling during the month of March, posting averages of 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. The Lakers are fully committed to developing him, so he'll continue to log heavy minutes as they close out their regular-season. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
  • Update: Shabazz Napier (hip) out Sunday
    Updating a previous report, Shabazz Napier (hip) will not be able to play on Sunday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: The Heat have changed his status three times in the past 24 hours, so it's frustrating to see him ruled out of this one. Napier wasn't a consistent part of the rotation before the injury, so owners can comfortably leave him on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:19 pm
  • John Wall flirts with triple-double in loss
    John Wall scored 25 points on Sunday, adding 12 assists, eight rebounds, four steals, one block and an unfortunate seven turnovers through 43 minutes of action.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-17 from the field and 11-of-12 from the charity stripe, and while he went on a major scoring run during the third quarter (14 points), he was held to just two points through the entire fourth quarter of action. While the Wizards have been struggling lately, it's hard to point the finger at Wall, who has posted averages of 19.6 points, 8.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers per game through the month of March. With the Wizards fighting for a higher seed in the East, Wall will continue to log major minutes as they close out their regular-season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Shabazz Napier (hip) will play vs. Pistons
    Shabazz Napier (hip) will play through his minor injury vs. Detroit on Sunday.

    Advice: This is a reversal from a previous report listing Napier as doubtful. It gives Miami some backcourt insurance if Dwyane Wade's knee prevents him from playing, but Napier isn't a viable fantasy option with Mario Chalmers and Goran Dragic both healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:48 pm
  • James Harden scores 24 points with full line
    James Harden scored 24 points on 7-of-20 shooting (9-of-10 from the line), with six assists, three rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, one block and three turnovers during Sunday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Harden has been on an absolute tear through the month of March, posting ridiculous averages of 28.4 points, 7.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks while getting to the charity stripe 12.8 times per game and knocking down an impressive 86.2 percent of those attempts. He's carrying fantasy squads through the playoffs, and he'll get four games next week. Enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • McHale not optimistic about Beverley's return
    Kevin McHale said that Patrick Beverley (wrist) probably won't be back this season.

    Advice: While an official decision has not been made on Beverley, this is the first time McHale has spoken with this degree of pessimism, so things really aren't looking good at all for Beverley. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will continue to man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is deserving of a roster spot in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:50 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay may be rested
    George Karl said he may be resting some players to experiment with some lineups as the Kings close out their regular-season, and he's talked with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay about possibly sitting out 1-2 games.

    Advice: Owners of Gay and Cousins will need to be on high alert this next week for a potential rest day. They don't have any back-to-back sets coming until April 7, so it will be hard to predict when these rest days might come. Omri Casspi will benefit in Gay's absence, while Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Derrick Williams, and Reggie Evans will all have the opportunity for extended minutes when Cousins sits. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:40 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) will return Sunday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) will make his return Sunday vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: The Timberwolves have been absolutely devastated by injuries, so Bennett will provide the team with some much-needed frontcourt depth. That being said, he's been out since Feb. 20, so he'll more than likely have his minutes held in check today as his conditioning isn't likely where it needs to be. Until he's logging major minutes for Minnesota, he belongs on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:57 am
  • Ed Davis (rest) will not play Sunday vs. BKN
    Ed Davis (rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: With Davis and Carlos Boozer being given the day off, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly, and Jordan Hill will all have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Kelly is good for some 3-pointers, while Hill can put up some points and rebounds, while Black can be viewed as a rebounding and shot blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:19 am
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Jordan Hill will be available to play Sunday
    Jordan Hill will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Hill will likely come off the bench today, but with season averages of 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a reserve, he should be able to put up some low-end stats for owners in deep leagues. He'll likely take away some minutes from Tarik Black and Robert Sacre. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:11 am
  • Wayne Ellington will start at SG Sunday
    Wayne Ellington will start at shooting guard for Sunday's game vs. the Nets with Jeremy Lin (illness) unavailable.

    Advice: With Lin out today, Ellington and Jordan Clarkson are going to be forced into heavy minutes with a very favorable matchup against the Nets. Jabari Brown will also have the opportunity to log extended minutes off the bench, but Clarkson and Ellington are the guys that should be targeted in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) questionable Sunday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Knight went through a pretty strenuous practice on Saturday and said that he feels like his explosion is back. The Suns desperately need to beat the Thunder to stay alive in the playoff hunt, so there is a good chance that Knight gives it a go. He will likely be a game-time decision again tonight, so his owners will want to check back for an update before activating him in lineups. If Knight is unable to play, Marcus Morris will be the primary beneficiary while Archie Goodwin will see more minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:02 am
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will not play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: Temple still isn't practicing and he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a fantasy asset even when he was healthy, so he belongs on the waiver wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:06 am
     
    Injured
  • Clippers to sign G Lester Hudson Sunday
    The Clippers signed G Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract on Sunday, and he will be available to play vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This news confirms that Nate Robinson will not be brought back for the remainder of the season, and it also had a lot to do with the fact that Jamal Crawford (calf) still has no timetable for a return. Hudson isn't shy on the offensive end, but owners in deeper leagues should see what kind of role he will have before making an add. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Nuggets still interested in Brook Lopez
    If Brook Lopez opts out of his contract this summer and becomes an unrestricted free agent, the Denver Nuggets could pursue him again.

    Advice: The Nuggets tried to obtain Lopez before the trade deadline, but the Nets' asking price was too high and they weren't willing to absorb JaVale McGee's contract. Lopez has certainly boosted his stock this season and he will be in a for a huge payday as long as he avoids injury. This will be a story that we will monitor very closely in the offseason, but Jusuf Nurkic's upside next season would be limited if Lopez came to town. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:16 am
  • J.J. Hickson plays 26 minutes in start
    J.J. Hickson played 26 minutes in a start against the Blazers during a 120-114 loss on Saturday, scoring nine points with eight boards, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari (rest) didn't play tonight, but Hickson only picked up four minutes from his Friday game. He's not a great player to add in most leagues for poor foul shooting and not much contribution to the defensive stats. The Nuggets are off until Wednesday and only play three games between now and Wednesday Apr. 8. That's not good. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:36 pm
  • J.J. Hickson will draw the start on Saturday
    J.J. Hickson will draw the start vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari is taking the night off in order to get some extra rest, but it's definitely surprising to see the Nuggets go with Hickson over Jusuf Nurkic. Hickson might flirt with a double-double vs. his former team, but he still belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:54 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games dating back to Feb. 20 and maybe he can get back in the rotation. The Wolves are rolling with just eight guys in their rotation and only seven of them are getting consistent double-digit minutes, so Bennett would likely get some run. He can stay on the wire until he's officially a go, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:21 pm
  • Shabazz Napier (hip) doubtful for Sunday
    Shabazz Napier (hip) is doubtful to play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He may have suffered the injury on earlier in the week because he didn't play on Friday and the team is calling it "right hip pain." If the Heat are going to miss Dwyane Wade (knee, questionable) and Napier, there should be a lot of minutes going to Tyler Johnson and Mario Chalmers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:45 pm
  • Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson again
    The first thing that head coach Byron Scott noticed in the box score was that Jordan Clarkson finished Friday's game with zero assists, but he still came to the rookie's defense.

    Advice: "That’s something that at a young age, he’s going to have to figure out on the fly," said Scott. "He did get in the paint a few times and finish it off. But guys just didn’t make layups or they got fouled and went to the free throw line. He was still unselfish and doing the right things. It just didn’t show up in the stat sheet." Clarkson has been excellent for the Lakers this season and it looks like he has a bright future in this league, so we would expect for him to get every opportunity to succeed as we close out the season. Keep him active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:23 am
  • James Harden scores 33 points vs. Wolves
    James Harden scored 33 points during a 120-110 win over the Wolves on Friday with four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He tied his season high in steals tonight and his six treys were the most he's made in a game during the second half. The Rockets were able to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Harden may have actually lost ground in the MVP race with Stephen Curry hitting a 9.5 on the Curry-O-Meter tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:13 pm
  • Tyreke goes for 25 and 10 in revenge game
    Tyreke Evans scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in the Pelicans' 102-88 win over his old Kings squad on Friday.

    Advice: Evans is towing the line big-time for his fantasy owners as he continues to produce despite an ankle injury. Anthony Davis added 24 points on 11-of-26 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Cousins drops 39 & 20 in loss to Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points on 16-of-28 shooting (7-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: As long as the big man isn't too angry or beat up he might successfully navigate tanking season. Rudy Gay added 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey in the loss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 with no dimes
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points during a 94-83 loss to the Raptors on Friday with four rebounds, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't have an assist tonight, but the scoring numbers are there for Clarkson. He's a good bet to lead the team in points going forward and he should add some steals along with a few other stats along the way. He's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Henry Walker scores 12 points vs. ATL
    Henry Walker scored 12 points with nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Udonis Haslem played 38 minutes on Wednesday and now Walker gets 40 minutes tonight. This is your 2014-15 Miami Heat right now. Walker has buried at least three 3-pointers in four of his last five, averaging 8.4 points, 4.8 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.8 treys in that span. He's worth a look in standard leagues, especially with Dwyane Wade dealing with a knee issue. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:49 pm
  • Wall at it again with 32 points, nine boards
    John Wall scored 32 points on 12-of-30 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and six turnovers in the Wizards' 110-107 double-overtime win over the Hornets.

    Advice: It's a nice win for the Wizards to take some of the heat off of them and though Wall's efficiency slipped he's still doing big things for owners. The fact that they're struggling mightily should keep them hungry for at least the next week or so. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:48 pm
  • Brandon Knight won't play on Friday night
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

    Advice: He and warming up don't get along. Tonight is the second game in a row in which he warmed up and couldn't play. With Knight out, it'll be Marcus Morris and Archie Goodwin getting most of the playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Brandon Knight warming up without brace
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is warming up without a brace for Friday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: That's usually a good sign that he'll play, but nothing is official. We should have another update shortly. He is likely to come off the bench and take minutes away from Archie Goodwin and Marcus Morris. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:46 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out Friday vs. CHA
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Temple still hasn't been able to practice, so he doesn't seem close to making a return. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) a game-time decision
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Knight has missed the past seven games, so if he is able to go, he'll likely have his minutes held in check, as his conditioning is likely not where it needs to be. Owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off, but with 13 games being played tonight, Knight is not necessarily a must-start guy in standard leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:02 am
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Jordan Hill (tanking) ruled out for Friday
    Jordan Hill will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Hill has spent the past two games on the sidelines despite being perfectly healthy, so it appears head coach Byron Scott has fully embraced the tanking concept. Look for Ryan Kelly to start with Ed Davis seeing some extended minutes off the bench. Both Kelly and Davis have been playing well lately, so they're worth a look in deep leagues. Byron Scott said he may insert Hill back into the lineup for either Sunday's game vs. Brooklyn or Monday's game vs. Philadelphia, so we'll be watching for that. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:18 am
  • Nets sign F Earl Clark to 10-day contract
    The Nets have signed F Earl Clark to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: This move may have something to do with Thaddeus Young's recent knee injury, and Clark will give the Nets some much-needed depth at the power forward spot. That being said, he's unlikely to earn significant minutes right out the gate, so it's safe to leave Clark on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:51 am
  • Jared Dudley has awful shot in win
    Jared Dudley returned from his kneecap injury on Thursday, scoring two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had the worst shot you'll see all season with a backwards shot in the corner. We know that doesn't make sense, so click the link below to check it out. Dudley can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores 10 points in loss
    Roy Hibbert scored 10 points with three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: After a zero-point stinker on Wednesday, he looked really, really tired again tonight and started slowly. This isn't a surprise because Hibbert is routinely sub-par when he has no rest, making just 40.4 percent from the field on the season. He'll get a couple more days off before he gets to face Tyson Chandler on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:41 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:20 pm
  • Report: Beverley seeking 2nd opinion on wrist
    Patrick Beverley is reportedly seeking to get a second opinion on the torn ligament in his left wrist to decide whether or not he will need to undergo surgery.

    Advice: We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but with Beverley set to miss at least the next week of action, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is really capable of doing enough on the stat sheet to be considered a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:48 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:14 pm
  • Hornacek hopeful Knight (ankle) can play Fri.
    Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said he is hopeful that Brandon Knight (ankle) will be able to return to the lineup for Friday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Knight was running sprints, and played some one-on-one during Thursday's practice, and the Suns are currently listing him as the dreaded game-time decision. Owners will need to check back closer to Friday's tip, but if he is able to go, Marcus Morris' run with the starting unit will more than likely come to an end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:47 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Temple (hamstring) gets up shots at practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:08 pm
     
    Injured
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out Friday vs. MIN
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

    Advice: Beverley is dealing with a torn ligament in his wrist, and his fantasy season is likely over. Jason Terry slotted into the starting point guard spot on Wednesday, but he only managed to put up two points, two rebounds, three assists, and four turnovers through 27 minutes of action, so he's not a great guy to own in standard leagues. James Harden is going to be the primary ball handler with Beverley out, so he stands to gain the most in Beverley’s absence. Pablo Prigioni will serve as Terry's primary backup, but he doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to matter in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:55 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Jordan Clarkson not happy with his play
    Despite solid back-to-back efforts on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jordan Clarkson said he's still not satisfied with his play.

    Advice: Despite his line 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block that included the game-winning free throws on Wednesday, Clarkson is still looking for improvement. "I think I took a few steps back," said Clarkson. "I didn’t take care of the ball well. I was holding it a little bit too much on the offensive end. I have to keep growing, watch the film and learn from it." As evidenced by his last two games, Clarkson has been fully unleashed in the Lakers' offense and is a must-own player in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:34 am
  • DeAndre Jordan says he loves New York City
    When asked if he would consider the Knicks when he is a free agent after the 2014-15 season, DeAndre Jordan told reporters that he loves New York City.

    Advice: Before Knicks fans get all excited, it's worth pointing out that saying you love a city and signing with a team in that city are two different things. "I love New York City," Jordan said. "I love the city. But right now I’m not thinking of free agency. I’m thinking about finishing our season off strong and focusing on the playoffs.’’ Jordan added to the Clippers demolition of the Knicks with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on Wednesday and should have no problem providing his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the 2014-15 season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:16 am
  • Jordan Hill not sweating minutes decrease
    Jordan Hill said he has no issues with the Lakers decision to sit him for the next four or five upcoming games.

    Advice: While the Lakers openly tank, Hill is toeing the company line when it comes to his benching. "I’m not playing for nothing," Hill said. "It’s a good time to get other guys a lot more minutes and get a feel of the game." Hill can be dropped while the Lakers experiment with younger players and Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black are all worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:33 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
  • Wayne Ellington shoots 19 times, scores 7
    Wayne Ellington came off the bench and played a team-high 39 minutes, hitting 3-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's overtime loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: Ellington complied with the Lakers' wish to lose this game, but they still pulled it out in OT. Ellington has had potential all season, but has rarely come through for his owners. The minutes and shots were a lot more encouraging than the results, but he might be worth a flier if you have someone to cut. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 20, hits game-winners
    Jordan Clarkson came off his career-high 30-point game and had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and six turnovers in Wednesday's OT win against the Wolves.

    Advice: He also hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give his team the win. While that's a good thing for JC and his fantasy owners, the Lakers were surely hoping for a loss in order to get more ping pong balls. Clarkson is a must-own player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Ed Davis drops 14 & 9 off bench
    Ed Davis came off the bench and played just 22 minutes, but had 14 points, nine rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's OT win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have been taken out of action, in our opinion, for tanking purposes, so Davis is worth a look if you need a big man. We'd like him more if he were starting over Ryan Kelly or Tarik Black, but there's a possibility he ends up in the starting five at some point. None of them look like must-own players though, despite the opportunities that are coming their way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:31 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Omer Asik plays 26 minutes in his return
    Omer Asik (calf) returned to the lineup on Wednesday with six points, six boards, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Rockets.

    Advice: He was a victim of a James Harden poster and didn't have his best game in his return. Asik cost the Pelicans a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, so this sub-par game stings a little more. He's a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 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? Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:55 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:47 pm
  • Roy Hibbert doesn't score on Wednesday
    Roy Hibbert missed all six shots from the field against the Wizards on Wednesday with no points, five boards, two assists and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't even block a shot tonight. Just when we thought Hibbert was finally getting it going, he lays an egg. We've seen this dozens of times before, so there's no need to adjust your opinion on Hibbert going forward. He'll face Zaza Pachulia on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Brook Lopez torches Hornets for 34 & 10
    Brook Lopez took advantage of the poor defense (and the sore knee) of Al Jefferson and went off for 34 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in Wednesday's win over Charlotte.

    Advice: The Hornets needed this game, but Bro-Lo was just too much. It wasn't a season high, nor was it even his best game of the season, which came on Jan. 30. But he's cooking right now, scoring 31 or more in three of his last four games, while averaging 26.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks on 63 percent shooting over his last five - just in time for the playoffs. It doesn't seem right that the Bro-Lo owner is likely cruising through the playoffs, but he's playing well enough to carry teams right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • John Wall gets hot late, Wizards still lose
    John wall scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter during a 103-101 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's four losses in a row for the Wizards and they're back to playing some sub-par basketball after a nice run last week. As for Wall, he only scored 10.0 points per game in his previous two on horrific shooting, so at least his fantasy owners are happy with this game. With Bradley Beal (ankle) possibly out, we could see more big scoring lines from the All-Star. He'll get a favorable matchup at home against the Hornets on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) out on Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to warm up and just couldn't give it a go. Knight will have a chance to play on Friday and should be owned in all leagues now that he's close to a return. Marcus Morris will have another game to produce while Archie Goodwin may also help out more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:04 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay will start vs. PHX
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) could miss Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) could miss Wednesday due to his troublesome ankle injury.

    Advice: He was hoping to play, but Knight didn't respond well to his ankle injury. We should have another update on his status momentarily. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:12 pm
     
    Injured
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:04 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:15 pm
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer out Wednesday
    Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer are not expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The pair is not expected to play for the next 4-5 games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will get the start and are worth a look in deeper leagues. Hopefully, Ed Davis gets more run than 16 minutes like he did on Tuesday. Hill can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) still expects to play on Wed
    Omer Asik (calf) is still expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Asik was able to practice in full on Tuesday, and he was fully expected to be ready for tonight's game. He was playing well prior to suffering the calf injury that cost him the last two games, so he is worth a look for any owner needing help in rebounds. Alexis Ajinca will shift to the bench and his value will take a hit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:35 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:29 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • Report: Pat Beverley (wrist) has ligament tear
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) suffered a torn ligament in his wrist and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: If he tore a ligament in his wrist, he's likely going to be out for the season and there's a good chance he'll need surgery. As for the prognosis, it could be a couple weeks or over a month. Regardless, his fantasy owners in redraft leagues almost certainly have to cut him. Jason Terry will likely start and get minutes in the 24-32 range with Pablo Prigioni backing him up. Additionally, coach Kevin McHale has used two different lineup combos in his last two games with James Harden as the point guard. Give Terry a look if you're looking for some treys and scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:23 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Beverley set to decide on wrist in 7-10 days
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) is scheduled to meet with a specialists, but a decision won't be made on his status for another 7-10 days.

    Advice: There is reportedly a chance that Beverley will need a season-ending surgery on his wrist, but the Rockets will likely exhaust all other options first. Beverley's owners should probably move on at this point, but we will update his status once we know more. Jason Terry will assume the starting point guard duties for the Rockets, and he is worth picking up in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting. Pablo Prigioni should play more too, but he isn't a reliable option in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:31 am
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out on Wednesday
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday as expected.

    Advice: We are expected to learn whether or not Beverley will decide to have a season-ending surgery on his wrist shortly, so we should have another update soon. Jason Terry figures to be the primary beneficiary with Beverley on the sidelines, and he is worth a look for anyone needing 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Omer Asik (calf) expects to play Wednesday
    Omer Asik (calf) is expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Asik has missed the last two games for the Pelicans, but he retuned to practice on Tuesday and is ready to play tonight. He will likely jump back into the starting lineup vs. the Rockets, while Alexis Ajinca will shift back to a limited role off the bench. If you need help in boards, give Asik a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:55 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 am
  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson pours in career-high 30 pts
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 30 points during Tuesday's loss in Oklahoma City, hitting 12-of-19 FGs with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: Two of his makes came from downtown and he committed a tolerable three turnovers in a team-high 36 minutes of action. Jeremy Lin joined Clarkson in the backcourt and it suited both players just fine, as they combined for 49 points on 60.0 percent shooting. The Lakers are in player-development mode and Clarkson is at the top of the list, so tonight's gem could be a harbinger of things to come in L.A.'s final dozen games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 15 pts off LA's bench
    Wayne Ellington scored 15 points off L.A.'s bench on Tuesday, making 6-of-14 FGs with three 3-pointers, three boards, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington was a drag on standard-league rosters even while starting, returning positive value in just one category (3-pointers), so his benching may seal his fate as a waiver wire regular. Don't hesitate to cut him for a free agent with more upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Ed Davis shoots 5-of-5 in 16 minutes Tuesday
    Ed Davis made all five of his shot attempts on Tuesday, but he played only 16 minutes and finished with 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Byron Scott has suggested that he'll start Davis soon, possibly for the remainder of the season, making him a sneaky pickup despite tonight's lackluster numbers. With top-80 value as a reserve over the past month, Davis doesn't even need a promotion to help fantasy owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:32 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Jordan Hill likely to sit out next 4-5 games
    Jordan Hill (tanking) will likely sit out for the next four to five games so that the Lakers can evaluate their younger players.

    Advice: Unreal. The tanking saga continues around the NBA, and this move will certainly draw some harsh criticism from around the league. Hill has been one of the better plays for the Lakers this season with averages of 12.3 points and 8.0 boards per game, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. For what it's worth, Carlos Boozer will also sit out with Hill, meaning Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will handle the frontcourt duties for the Lakers until further notice. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Hill's owners should cut bait. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Patrick Beverley might be out for the season?
    Patrick Beverley could potentially have a season-ending surgery on his wrist, but a final decision will be made on Wednesday morning after he goes through another evaluation.

    Advice: The Rockets want to know if there is any risk of further damage before proceeding with the surgery, so there is some hope that Beverley's season might not be over just yet. However, Beverley's wrist has clearly limited him for a while now, so it's going to be an issue moving forward regardless. Beverley's owners can feel free to hang tight until we know more on Wednesday, but they should start looking for a backup plan. Jason Terry figures to be the biggest beneficiary if Beverley's season is over, and he is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:38 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer may not play Tues
    Jordan Hill (tanking) and Carlos Boozer (tanking) may not be in the rotation vs. the Thunder on Tuesday according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting in the frontcourt, so winning clearly isn't a priority tonight. The Lakers are going to get their younger guys some more playing time down the stretch, so Hill and Boozer's value will likely start to trend down. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but owners will want to see how things play out tonight before doing anything drastic. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:16 pm
  • Wayne Ellington shifts to bench vs. Thunder
    Wayne Ellington will move to the Lakers bench on Tuesday with Jeremy Lin starting alongside Jordan Clarkson.

    Advice: Ellington is averaging just 16.4 minutes as a reserve this season and he's unlikely to muster any value now that Lin has leap-frogged him in the rotation. There should be better 3-point specialists available on every waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm
  • Jordan Hill moves to the bench on Tuesday
    Jordan Hill will shift to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, while Ryan Kelly will draw the start.

    Advice: The Lakers are desperately trying to improve their chances in the draft lottery, so it's not surprising to see them give their younger players a longer look. Hill's owners should use a wait-and-see approach here, but it look his value could take a hit down the stretch. Ryan Kelly is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:29 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:41 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out Wednesday vs. NO
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: With Beverley unavailable, Jason Terry will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he's worth a look for owners in deep leagues searching for some 3-point shooting. Pablo Prigioni will also see some extended minutes with the second unit, but he's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:43 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) goes through practice Tues.
    Omer Asik (calf) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Asik has missed the past two games with a strained right calf, but his return to practice is an encouraging sign for his chances of suiting up Wednesday vs. the Rockets. We'll be considering him questionable for now, but if he is able to return to the lineup, Alexis Ajinca would head back to the bench and his value would take a sizable hit with the demotion to the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:28 pm
  • Beverley (wrist) could be out 'a while'
    Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said that if he gets bad news regarding Patrick Beverley's wrist, "He might be out a while."

    Advice: Beverley is currently headed back to Houston to undergo further evaluation what they are currently calling a sprained left wrist, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. If Beverley is forced into an extended absence, Jason Terry would likely slide into the starting lineup, while Pablo Prigioni would have the opportunity to log some extended minutes. Terry can't be viewed as much more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, and Prigioni can't be relied upon to produce in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:56 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Patrick Beverley headed to HOU for evaluation
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) is headed back to Houston to have his sprained left wrist evaluated.

    Advice: Beverley left Monday's game against the Pacers and did not return after sprained his wrist. There's no word yet on whether he'll join the team for Wednesday's game in New Orleans, but we'll be following this one closely. Jason Terry is worth a speculative add in case Beverley misses any time, but his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point in his career. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:44 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Roy Hibbert unhappy with Pacers' defense
    Roy Hibbert was unhappy with the Pacers' defense during Monday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Hibbert had a strong game on Monday, but wasn't happy with the Pacers' team defense in the loss. "I'm going to give you a real answer, not a (B.S.) answer," Hibbert said. "I think that sometimes we take the easy way out. In the years past, we've been able to earn no calls and get stops and I think the easier way out has been to foul, myself included." Team defense issues aside, the big man is averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks over his last five games and can be started with confidence in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
  • James Harden scores 44 points vs. Pacers
    James Harden took over against the Pacers during a 110-100 win on Monday, scoring 44 points on 10-of-21 from the field and 21-of-22 from the line with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his league-leading eighth game with at least 40 points to pass Russell Westbrook with seven. Harden is also the first player this season to score at least 40 points while making 10 or less field goals in a game. It's also his second game with more than 20 free throw makes in a game this season -- no other player has one of those games this season. He lost a little ground for MVP on Saturday, but he regained most of that ground tonight. His fantasy owners are going to love having him for a four-game run this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores 18 with 10 boards
    Roy Hibbert played well on offense against the Rockets on Monday during a 110-100 loss with 18 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and both free throws. Hibbert has really turned it on over his last four, averaging 16.5 points, 7.0 boards, 1.5 dimes, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 57.4 percent from the field. His fantasy owners can finally start feeling confident in using him after a multiple-week slump earlier this month. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:34 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:23 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:08 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Ed Davis could join starting lineup soon?
    Ed Davis could soon join the starting lineup, but it's unclear who he'd replace.

    Advice: It would either be Jordan Hill or Tarik Black. As a starter, Davis is averaging 8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.1 blocks on 56.8 percent shooting over 24 games. Seeing as how he's producing that line in just 26 minutes per contest, Davis has plenty of room to contribute for fantasy owners if he's ever unleashed. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:37 am
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:10 am
  • Brook Lopez undecided about player option
    Brook Lopez said he's undecided about exercising his $16.7 million player option for next season.

    Advice: It's an interesting decision for the big man since he has a history of foot and ankle injuries and is unlikely to command that annual figure on the open market, but he would have no problem getting a multi-year commitment in free agency. If he does opt out, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him land elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:48 am
  • Ed Davis blocks four shots w/ 11 rebounds
    Ed Davis came off the Lakers bench for eight points, 11 rebounds and four blocks on Sunday, helping L.A. hold on for a 101-87 win vs. the visiting Sixers.

    Advice: His play was bigger than the stat line reveals, particularly in the decisive fourth quarter, but Davis is trapped as a late-round value due to limited playing time -- he's played 30+ minutes just three times since Jan. 1. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:38 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Jordan Hill shoots 6-of-7 in just 20 minutes
    Jordan Hill made 6-of-7 shots vs. the Sixers on Sunday, finishing L.A.'s home victory with 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists in only 20 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a combined 10-of-31 from the field in his three previous games, so it's nice to see him get going offensively vs. a Sixers defense which has been surprisingly stingy in recent weeks. Hill is a reliable late-round value but he lacks explosive upside while logging 25-28 minutes for coach Byron Scott. Owners should be on the lookout for potential lineup changes, too, as Scott has suggested that he'll tweak his rotations over L.A.'s final 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:37 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 7:21 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:47 pm
  • John Wall sputters in lopsided loss to Kings
    John Wall sputtered vs. the Kings on Sunday with nine points, four rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 3-of-10 from the field and lacked his usual energy, and none of his teammates picked up the slack in a lopsided loss to the Kings. Wall is allowed the occasional dud and he'll need to have a short memory as the Wizards travel to Golden State to finish their back-to-back set on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:42 pm
  • Ho-hum: DeAndre double-doubles w/ three BLKs
    DeAndre Jordan finished Sunday's home victory with 12 points, 16 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 37 minutes, while making 5-of-7 FGs and 2-of-7 FTs.

    Advice: He was aided by the absence of Omer Asik during Sunday's game but this is just another day at the office for DeAndre. He leads the NBA in boards (14.8), ranks fourth in blocks (2.2) and is making an unheard-of 70.9 percent of his field goals -- the next-closest player is Mason Plumlee at 58.3 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:22 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 12:14 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) out Sunday vs. the Clippers
    Omer Asik (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This will be Asik's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and it'll be Alexis Ajinca and Jeff Withey picking up the slack in his absence, with Ajinca getting the start. The Pelicans don't play again until Wednesday, so we'll be considering Asik questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 11:36 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 11:08 am
  • Omer Asik (calf) is questionable vs. Clippers
    Omer Asik (calf) is questionable to play the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Asik was a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Warriors and ended up siting that one out, and it looks like his status likely won't be determined until right before tip-off again. Alexis Ajinca and Jeff Withey would both be in the mix for more playing time if Asik can't give it a go, with Ajinca holding a little more upside. Asik is worth holding onto if you need boards. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 8:26 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 8:25 am
  • James Harden only takes five FTAs
    James Harden cooled off from his huge Thursday night with just 16 points on Saturday during a 117-102 loss to the Suns, adding two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He only attempted five shots from the line and the Suns wouldn't let him in the lane nearly as much as usual. Harden also didn't play well on defense in what may have been his worst game since the break. His fantasy owners will obviously forgive him and should have high hopes for his production in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:53 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores 16 points vs. Nets
    Roy Hibbert scored 16 points with six boards, two assists and one block against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets are giving up some big lines to centers these days, so we can't get too excited about Hibbert turning in a productive game. Although, he's trending up in his last four games with 16.3 points, 6.3 boards, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 turnovers on 50.0 percent from the field. He looks safe to start now, but that could change in a moment's notice. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 7:18 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 26 points in a win
    Brook Lopez scored 26 points against the Pacers on Saturday with four rebounds and four blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't have an 18-board game like Friday, but there has been an upward trend in his rebounds lately. According to the Nets' broadcast, Lopez said he's better on the glass with Thaddeus Young out there spacing the floor. Whatever it is, Lopez is playing great right now and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 6:57 pm
  • Markel Brown cooling off again
    Markel Brown scored two points in 15 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's losing playing time to Bojan Bogdanovic and may even fall out of the rotation soon now that the Nets are in the playoff hunt. Brown can be dropped just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 6:49 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Sunday.

    Advice: When the Kings list a guy as probable, it basically means they are a lock because they often don't update them until right before tip. Cousins missed the last two games and should be ready to roll for the home game. His owners can plug him back into their lineups, but it doesn't hurt to check back to make sure he's a go at shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 5:24 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 3:35 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:11 pm
  • Lakers interested in keeping Wayne Ellignton
    Head coach Byron Scott said that the Lakers will "absolutely" consider re-signing Wayne Ellington this offseason.

    Advice: "He made himself a valuable part of this team," Scott said. "We don’t know what next year holds. But he has shown 30 teams he knows how to play the game." Ellington has made strides on the defensive end this season and is much more versatile on offense, so it makes sense for the Lakers to retain him. Free agency and the draft are obviously the priorities for the Lakers, so it remains to be seen if they will make a move for him in the summer. Ellington is averaging 10.2 points, 2.2 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he should be able to hold low-end value in most leagues for the final stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:45 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:38 am
  • Wall goes for 19 and 10 with six boards
    John Wall (ankle) played in Friday's loss to the Clippers, scoring 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Wall looked great and you'll probably see his 360-degree layup all over the highlight shows. He's rolling at the perfect time for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:03 am
  • Brook Lopez here, there and everywhere in win
    Brook Lopez turned in his best game of the season during a 129-127 triple-overtime win over the Bucks on Friday, scoring 32 points with 18 boards, two assists and five blocks in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He's the first player this season to drop a 30-15 line with five blocks and his boards were a season high. Lopez was already fairly hot before this game, averaging 15.3 points, 8.7 boards, 1.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in his previous March games. The Nets do get a back-to-back road game in Indiana, so fantasy owners with an older Net on their roster might want to make sure their guy(s) are good to go. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 9:56 pm
  • Hibbert scores 20 points with eight boards
    Roy Hibbert scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Cavs.

    Advice: Hibbert won't be scoring this much if Paul George returns and logs anywhere close to the 25 mpg, though it's not a guarantee that Hibbert scores on any given night, anyway. George Hill added 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with four treys and three assists, and he'd be a candidate to see his touches reduced if PG is anything near his old self. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 9:42 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:32 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) out for Friday night vs. GSW
    Omer Asik (calf) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but the team decided to just rule him out early. Asik tends to stay on the sidelines more than most players, so he could be looking at another DNP on Sunday against the Clippers. Alexis Ajinca is a nice option in all leagues tonight while Jeff Withey will play more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:24 pm
  • John Wall is good to go for Friday
    John Wall (ankle) will play against the Clippers on Friday night.

    Advice: There was never really a doubt and the red-hot Wizards will get one of their toughest tests. Chris Paul has shut down a number of elite guards, so Wall might be cooling off from one of his best stretches of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:06 pm
  • Cousins now ruled out for Friday vs. CHA
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

    Advice: There is more than meets the eye to this situation and there is some conflict between George Karl and Cousins about whether or not he should play. In reality, this is the fruit of the Kings' front office scapegoating Cousins for their inability to quickly hire Karl, among other things like firing Mike Malone. Now this has become a weird issue, and to be clear if anybody deserves a game off or two while the Kings tank it's Cousins -- who has sprained his ankle twice in the past few weeks, been beat up all year, and had to bounce back from a nasty case of viral meningitis. Owners should be prepared for a bumpy ride with Cousins and tonight Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi and Andre Miller are your beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 5:32 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) questionable to play Friday
    Omer Asik (calf) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He suffered the calf injury in the second half of Thursday's game against the Suns and did not return. Alexis Ajinca stepped up and he is likely going to have his biggest chance to post stats with Anthony Davis (ankle) doubtful for this game. The Pelicans will have Jeff Withey as the backup center while Luke Babbitt will get more run with more minutes now open at power forward. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 12:23 pm
  • John Wall (ankle) goes through shootaround
    John Wall (ankle) went through shootaround on Friday following an ankle tweak against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: While the Wizards are on the road against the Clippers tonight, they're not in a back-to-back set. We think Wall will give it a go even though coach Randy Wittman has hinted that he could stagger the rest for his guys. The Wizards have a road-road back-to-back set coming up with a game in Sacramento on Sunday and in Golden State on Monday. Wall will carry a little more risk for both of those games. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:53 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 8:26 am
  • Jordan Hill scores four points in a loss
    Jordan Hill scored four points in an 80-73 loss to the Jazz on Thursday with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes are there for Hill right now, but he's made a combined 10-of-31 (32.3 percent) from the field in his last three games. Hill does have some decent production in the other categories with at least nine rebounds in each of his last four, so he's a decent guy to own. The Lakers have a 4-4-4 schedule in the last three full weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:12 pm
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