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  • 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.
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores three points in 13 minutes
    O.J. Mayo returned to action against the Pacers on Thursday, scoring three points with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He didn't look too bad considering his hamstring issue has bothered him for most of the post-break run. Still, Mayo is likely going to have a 20-minute cap for the next week or so. Keep him on the wire.
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams fouls out vs. Bucks
    Michael Carter-Williams fouled out in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, making 3-of-11 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He finally stopped shooting on Tuesday with just four shots from the field and he seemed to making a conscious effort to not force shots -- a very good thing. In his previous March games, Carter-Williams made just 28.1 percent on his shots from outside of the paint, which accounted for over 40 percent of his shot total. Plus, his turnovers are way too high at 4.0 per game in 33.3 minutes per game. What’s makes it even worse is that the 76ers are playing great ball right now without him.
    Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 16 on 10 FGA
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field against the Pacers on Thursday with four boards, two assists and one block in 43 minutes.

    Advice: He’s really honed in on how to score, which explains why he’s been so much better with respect to efficiency like tonight. In his previous March games, Antetokounmpo attempted 69.4 percent of his shots in the paint. That helped him get to 49.7 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 8.2 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.2 treys. If he develops his jumper, the sky is the limit.
    Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • George Hill scores 24 points, hits six treys
    George Hill stayed hot against the Bucks on Thursday during a 111-107 loss with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers on 7-of-12 from the field.

    Advice: His six 3-pointers were a career high and the Bucks just left him open way too often. He's scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 23.0 points, 4.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 triples. Hill no longer has a minutes limit and is one of the hottest properties in fantasy in the past two weeks with second-round value in that span.
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • C.J. Watson looks great off the bench
    C.J. Watson served as the sixth man against the Bucks on Thursday with 23 points, seven boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: His minutes jumped back up after playing just 19 on Wednesday. Watson has slid right into Rodney Stuckey's role while the guard deals with a calf injury, but Stuckey could be back on Sunday. If Watson is still floating on the wire, he probably only has one more game of decent value headed his way.
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores 26 points in a loss
    C.J. Miles was the good version of himself against the Bucks on Thursday, making 7-of-14 from the field for 26 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He briefly left the game due to a leg injury and was able to return about seven minutes later in real time. Miles has been able to knock down 2.1 treys per game in his previous 16 games since the break, but he's been detrimental to most fantasy categories. Congrats if you streamed him on the light night.
    Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Mayo was limited to just six minutes when he returned to action on Tuesday, but head coach Jason Kidd said he'll "add minutes" for Mayo tonight. That's a pretty vague quote, but we doubt Mayo would see his minutes much higher than the 20s. With a tough matchup against the Pacers, and a lot of uncertainty around how much floor time Mayo will see tonight, he's not a great option in most leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:28 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.
    Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Martin was "available to play" on Wednesday, but he never left the bench. Owners can expect to get another update on Martin following Friday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Chase Budinger and Lorenzo Brown will again be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Timberwolves. Budinger has been playing some great ball lately, and he'll be worth a look in daily leagues in Martin is indeed unavailable. Stay tuned.
    Yesterday, 1:38 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out Friday vs. San Antonio
    J.J. Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: With Barea unavailable, Devin Harris will have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game through the month of March, so his value is limited to deep leagues.
    Yesterday, 12:41 pm
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable for Friday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Brewer hasn't missed any time with his oblique strain, so there's no reason to think he won't be able to give it a go on Friday. We'll let you know if that changes.
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Wittman says Beal's ankle 'not too bad'
    Wizards' head coach Randy Wittman said that Bradley Beal's sprained right ankle is "not too bad," and the swelling has gone down.

    Advice: Beal was able to walk off the court without any assistance following his ankle injury, and he didn't require a walking boot or crutches when he left the arena, which are all positive signs. We'll be considering Beal questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets, and owners can expect to get another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, it'll be Rasual Butler, Otto Porter, and Martell Webster splitting his minutes, although none of those guys are worth an add in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Monta Ellis denies problem with Rajon Rondo
    Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday.
    Yesterday, 9:01 am
  • Anthony Morrow posts another dud
    Anthony Morrow, who has been very quiet for three straight games, stunk again on Wednesday in an ugly 130-91 loss to the Spurs, finishing with six points and not much else in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow can be forgiven for tonight's performance, as the Spurs blitzed the Thunder by 39 points. Morrow still has plenty of potential given all the OKC injuries, and we would not be surprised to see him get hot again against the Jazz on Saturday.
    Wednesday, 11:59 pm
  • Elijah Millsap starts for Gordon Hayward
    Elijah Millsap started for Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, eight boards, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Not a terrible line, but not one that will really grab your attention, either. Trey Burke also started and had 22 points, while Joe Ingles came off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-10 shooting. As long as Hayward is out, we're guessing Burke could be the man to own for scoring, while Millsap and Ingles will be better bets for the intangibles. Rodney Hood was also out with an illness, which helped the aforementioned players.
    Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • Trey Burke starts, scores 22 points
    Trey Burke started at shooting guard and hit 9-of-19 shots for 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness) were both out, so Burke (and Elijah Millsap) got the call to start. This was a nice game for Burke, but the lack of threes leaves it a feeling a bit empty. If he continues to start going forward, using him right now makes sense.
    Wednesday, 11:37 pm
  • Wilson Chandler double-doubles vs. 76ers
    Wilson Chandler double-doubled against the 76ers on Wednesday during a 99-85 loss, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He played plenty of minutes at power forward and bounced back nicely from a seven-point, seven-board dud on Sunday. Chandler won't be this good, but he's worth owning in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 11:35 pm
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time.
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Trevor Ariza scores 22 in great line vs. NO
    Trevor Ariza was fantastic against the Pelicans during a 95-93 win on Wednesday, making 9-of-13 from the field for 22 points with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: That's his fourth game in his last five tries with at least four dimes and he's really stepped up as more than just a catch-and-shoot guy. In that span, Ariza averaged 15.0 points, 8.6 boards, 4.0 dimes, 1.8 steals and 2.4 treys on 55.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He's getting hot for his fantasy owners at the right time. James Harden was no slouch with 25 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.
    Wednesday, 10:48 pm
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • Beno Udrih scores 15 in ugly loss
    Beno Udrih hit 7-of-10 shots for 15 points, two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's ugly loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: Mike Conley had 10 points and five dimes in 26 minutes, but Udrih got some garbage-time run when the Grizzlies fell into a 29-point hole in the third quarter.
    Wednesday, 10:19 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.
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Eric Gordon misses all five from the field
    Eric Gordon missed all five shots from the field and made 6-of-8 from the line for six points against the Rockets on Wednesday with three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't have any other stats in the loss. Gordon was coming in with some momentum thanks to a 23-point game on Sunday, but he's fallen off more than a handful of times this season. He should be better on Friday and his owners have to be happy he's been able to stay healthy.
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Henry Walker starts, hits four 3-pointers
    Henry Walker started for Dwyane Wade (knee) and hit 4-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points, four boards and two assists in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: James Ennis had six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench, and Tyler Johnson added 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 20 minutes. Wade is day-to-day with his injury, and we expect this trio to continue to chip in as long as he's out. Unfortunately, none of them can be trusted in fantasy, even when Wade is out.
    Wednesday, 9:47 pm
    4:30 pm @ Atl
  • Tony Snell goes off in 18 minutes
    Tony Snell played 18 minutes on Wednesday against the Raptors with 17 points, one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's an efficient line from a guy who couldn't do much when the Bulls needed him. Snell is unlikely to be playing more than 20 minutes often now that the Bulls are healthy besides Derrick Rose (knee). Keep him on the wire.
    Wednesday, 9:44 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • Shane Larkin invisible in ugly loss
    Shane Larkin hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points and two assists in 30 minutes of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He's getting minutes for the banged up and dreadful Knicks, but he is also dreadful. If you thought Tony Snell didn't do anything with his minutes for the Bulls, take a look at Larkin's game log.
    Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • George Hill drops 29 points, hits game-winner
    George Hill hit a game-winning layup against the Wizards on Wednesday during a 103-101 victory, scoring 29 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He made 12-of-24 from the field and had total control of the offense tonight. Hill played a season-high 43 minutes, which crushed his previous season high of 36 from Monday night. It's pretty clear his minutes limit has been lifted, but this does have a little to do with Rodney Stuckey (calf) missing time. Hill is a must-start player regardless.
    Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • C.J. Watson slows down in 19 minutes
    C.J. Watson played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It wasn't as great as his line from Monday with a 23-point game in that one, but Watson still did a fine job with steals. His fantasy value hinges on Rodney Stuckey's calf, but he's still worth a look in daily leagues for Thursday with the Pacers being one of two teams playing (Bucks).
    Wednesday, 8:09 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.
    Wednesday, 7:04 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 6:12 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option.
    Wednesday, 6:03 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight.
    Wednesday, 5:54 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 5:04 pm
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations.
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Bradley Beal (ankle) out for game vs. Indy
    Bradley Beal (right ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game due to an ankle sprain.

    Advice: He was in a lot of pain after rolling his ankle on a drive to the basket. Beal does have some issues with his lower right leg and hopefully this doesn't affect that issue. If he's out, it'll be a group effort of Rasual Butler and Otto Porter stepping up. Neither are worth grabbing in most leagues while owners in deep leagues can take a look at either depending on need. Martell Webster started the second half and maybe he gets some run, too.
    Wednesday, 4:46 pm
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Trey Burke, Elijah Millsap starting Wednesday
    Trey Burke and Elijah Millsap are starting on Wednesday vs. the Blazers in place of Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness).

    Advice: The Jazz are going to heavily rely on Burke to generate a lot of offense, so he should be able to put together a nice line tonight. On the other hand, Millsap should also get plenty of run as well as Joe Ingles, but their value is strictly limited to deeper leagues for now.
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly.
    Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Kevin Martin is 'available to play' vs. LA
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Earlier reports say the injury situation is the same with the Wolves, so there's still a very good chance we don't see Martin out there tonight. Expect to see more Chase Budinger on the wing tonight with Justin Hamilton back. Lorenzo Brown should also get some minutes again tonight.
    Wednesday, 4:23 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 4:15 pm
    4:30 pm @ Atl
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) still questionable
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is still questionable to play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves are going to be extremely shorthanded again tonight, so they could use all the help they could get. If Martin can't play, Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, Lorenzo Brown and Sean Kilpatrick should all get plenty of minutes on the wings, with Wiggins and Budinger offering the most upside. We still don't think Martin plays because the Wolves have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent and they are currently playing for ping pong balls, so his owners should have a backup plan ready.
    Wednesday, 3:51 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 3:29 pm
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • O.J. Mayo is probable to play Thursday
    O.J. Mayo is probable to play against the Pacers on Thursday after going through practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played just six minutes on Tuesday in his return to the lineup. The Bucks are unlikely to play Mayo more than 10-12 minutes on Thursday, so keep him on the wire.
    Wednesday, 2:04 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update.
    Wednesday, 12:12 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Brandon Knight hoping to play on Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is hoping to play against the Kings on Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision.

    Advice: If Knight does play, he will likely come off the bench to keep his ankle loose. Once he does come back, Marcus Morris would lose some playing time along with guys like Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and A.J. Price. Knight should be stashed in all leagues with his imminent return.
    Wednesday, 11:04 am
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 9:31 am
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Monta Ellis says that he is finally healthy
    Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

    Advice: "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost.
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
  • Mavs beat Spurs behind Monta Ellis' 38 points
    Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value.
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Anthony Morrow scores 12 pts w/ four triples
    Anthony Morrow scored 12 points with four 3-pointers on Tuesday, and he started the second half ahead of Dion Waiters.

    Advice: The bad news is that he didn't have a single rebound, assist, steal or block in 30 minutes of court-time. His second-half start may have been a temporary matchup-based move by Scott Brooks, but it's equally possible that Morrow will continue to start alongside Russell Westbrook, Kyle Singler, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams. Either way, he's a must-start fantasy player -- since Mar. 15 he's averaging 3.6 triples per game, trailing only Randy Foye (3.7) and J.R. Smith (4.2).
    Tuesday, 8:33 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams fouls out in 27 mins
    Michael Carter-Williams struggled vs. Goran Dragic and the Heat on Tuesday, scoring four points with three rebounds and four assists before fouling out after 26 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 1-of-4 from the field without any 3-pointers or defensive stats, which is a rarity -- in his past six games he was averaging 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks. The Bucks snapped a five-game skid tonight but they're just 5-12 since Carter-Williams arrived and Brandon Knight headed to Phoenix. MCW is still a must-start fantasy PG despite tonight's dud -- his 35.1 percent shooting is more than offset by solid points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
    Tuesday, 8:05 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scoreless in return
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned to action on Tuesday, going scoreless with two rebounds and one assist in six minutes vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He didn't check in until the end of the third quarter, presumably because Jason Kidd wanted more offensive weapons on the court with his Bucks trailing by seven points. Mayo has suffered a few setbacks with his hamstring in recent weeks and fantasy owners should view him with skepticism as long as he's playing limited minutes off the bench.
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup.
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) a game-time decision
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: The Bucks will make a decision on Mayo after he goes through warm-ups, but even if he is able to go, he'll likely be on a minutes restriction which will really limit his upside. Mayo belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out Tuesday vs. Miami
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Dudley is inching his way closer to making a return after going through a full practice on Monday, but today will not be the day. He wasn't playing well before going down, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) questionable for Wed
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin did not play during the Wolves last game due to his ailing hamstring, and with the Timberwolves playing for picks, there's no reason for Martin to play at less than 100 percent. We'll be monitoring his status closely, and if he's unavailable, Lorenzo Brown would have another opportunity to start, with Chase Budinger and Sean Kilpatrick seeing extended minutes in the backcourt. Budinger offers the most upside out of the group.
    Tuesday, 2:04 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable Wednesday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is probable to play Wednesday vs. New Orleans.

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

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek said that he's "leaning" towards keeping the same starting lineup for Wednesday's game, meaning if Knight is able to go, he would come off the bench. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, and owners can expect to get another update on Knight following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • J.J. Barea will miss Tuesday's game vs Spurs
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: "He’s out tonight for sure," Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said. "And my understanding is it’s more of a day-to-day thing. Not serious. But he turned it over the other day in practice. He’s not ready to go yet." Devin Harris is in line to see a minutes boost against the Spurs, but he isn't a lock to play as he recovers from an illness, so we may get a look at Raymond Felton if Harris experiences a setback before tip-off.
    Tuesday, 9:26 am
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Beal somewhat survives the blowout loss
    Bradley Beal barely survived the Wizards' 31-point blowout loss to the Warriors on Monday, hitting 4-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 12 points, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Beal is getting minutes and he simply needs to hit shots to pay owners off for a bad season. If everything is absolutely clicking for him he can sneak into some mid-round value, but with the way things have gone he'll be lucky to post late-round numbers the rest of the way. The rest of the Wizards' box score is not suitable for children and should probably be ignored for evaluation purposes.
    Monday, 9:55 pm
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Burke has a game to forget on Monday
    Trey Burke had a game to forget in Monday's overtime loss to the Wolves, hitting just 4-of-22 shots (2-of-13 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) for 16 points, one rebound, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Burke's stat line had some saving graces but his overall play and his play with time expiring was ugly -- and the field goal percentage is obviously killer. Owners taking a chance on him are looking for some points, threes, assists and a low trickle of steals, with plenty of risk on a night-to-night basis.
    Monday, 9:27 pm
  • Tony Snell plays 16 minutes, doesn't score
    Tony Snell played 16 minutes and didn't score on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Snell can be dropped basically everywhere. He'll need to work on scoring off the dribble in the offseason.
    Monday, 9:03 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • Larkin just can't get it done despite 44 mins
    Shane Larkin logged 44 minutes in Monday's loss, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists and one block.

    Advice: Larkin just isn't any good for fantasy leagues in Derek Fisher's system, so no matter how many minutes he gets he is deep league asset at best.
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores four with 11 boards
    Trevor Ariza made 1-of-2 from the field for four points with 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: It was a big surprise to see him not take many shots with his improved shooting lately, making 50.0 percent from the field in his last five. Ariza will likely get it going again soon and should be a mid-round player in standard leagues.
    Monday, 8:08 pm
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • C.J. Miles makes 3-of-16 from the field
    C.J. Miles made 3-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Monday for six points with two rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all eight shots from deep. Miles is the ultimate boom-or-bust player and he's one of the best bets if you had to guess a player was going to shoot below 25 percent from the game. Of course, he could drop 25 his next time out. He is what he is.
    Monday, 7:06 pm
  • George Hill puts up big 20-point line vs. HOU
    George Hill filled the stat sheet against the Rockets on Monday with 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 9-of-15 form the field in 36 minutes

    Advice: He stepped up with Rodney Stuckey (calf) out and certainly didn't look like he had any issues with his back. Hill is really picking up his scoring in his last five, averaging 19.0 points, 3.4 boards, 3.8 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.4 treys and 1.7 turnovers on 56.5 percent from the field. He's a must-start player.
    Monday, 7:00 pm
  • C.J. Watson scores 23 off the bench
    C.J. Watson filled in for Rodney Stuckey (calf) on Monday against the Rockets, scoring 23 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-10 from the field.

    Advice: It's a nice game for Watson in 30 minutes and he could have another chance to put up numbers on Wednesday. Stuckey was ruled out around an 90 minutes before the game today, so there's a good chance he'll be ready to return. Watson isn't a great speculative add until we get more info on Stuckey, but congrats if you streamed him today.
    Monday, 6:48 pm
  • Kevin Martin bothered by hamstring injury
    Kevin Martin has been bothered by a hamstring injury and did not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Martin is now officially a risk unless we hear from the team that he's ready to play significant minutes. Be careful on a drop because he can fill it up, but we're watching him closely for signs that he's going to shut it down.
    Monday, 5:44 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy.
    Monday, 3:08 pm
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Trevor Ariza, Pat Beverley will play on Mon
    Trevor Ariza (illness) and Patrick Beverley (elbow) will play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He was questionable with an illness, but there was little doubt he would play after looking great on Saturday despite being listed for that game, as well. Ariza is a must-start player this week in all formats.
    Monday, 2:54 pm
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • Shane Larkin will start on Monday night
    Shane Larkin will start next to Langston Galloway on Monday night.

    Advice: This is interesting because the Knicks are putting their two active point guards in the starting lineup without a real backup point behind them. They are only dressing nine players with Ricky Ledo, Lance Thomas, Andrea Bargnani, Jason Smith, Quincy Acy, Cole Aldrich and Lou Amundson as the others. Larkin starting is a slight boost for his floor and ceiling in fantasy tonight.
    Monday, 2:53 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) doesn't practice Monday
    Nicolas Batum (back) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: One season after the Blazers were one of the healthiest teams in decades, they're dealing with some injuries right now. Batum does have a couple minor injuries to his back, but this isn't a trend for him. Still, he appears doubtful to play on Tuesday. With Batum out, C.J. McCollum and Dorell Wright will benefit on the wing and maybe Arron Afflalo can finally get it going.
    Monday, 12:41 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Jared Dudley questionable for Tuesday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Monday and could return after missing most of the second half due to an issue with his kneecap. Dudley would take minutes away from Ersan Ilyasova, but Ghosface Ilya is still worth owning in all leagues.
    Monday, 12:37 pm
  • O.J. Mayo is questionable for Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: Even if he does return, the Bucks are unlikely to give him more than minutes in the teens. Mayo is not worth owning in almost any league. Tyler Ennis should remain in the rotation while Jerryd Bayless gets some extra run.
    Monday, 12:36 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) already ruled out for Tues
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's expected to miss multiple games due to his ankle sprain from Saturday's practice. Barea going down would have given more minutes to Devin Harris (illness), but he is also not 100 percent due to an illness. Raymond Felton could get some run as a backup for the Mavs.
    Monday, 11:54 am
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Trevor Ariza (illness) questionable on Monday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Ariza was questionable coming into Saturday's game against the Suns with an illness, but he went off for 15 points, 12 boards, five assists, two steals and three triples. However, the fact he's still sick a couple days later is not a great sign, and the Rockets are extremely banged up in the frontcourt at the wrong time. If Ariza can't go, rookie K.J. McDaniels could get the call.
    Monday, 7:01 am
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • Report: Monta Ellis 'big part' of DAL problem
    Monta Ellis reportedly has "folks in the Mavs organization" worried about his impact on "the team's soul."

    Advice: Specifically, these organizational members "have been fretting for weeks about the impact Ellis' moodiness" has on the club. This sounds like a complete cop out in an effort to make Ellis the fall guy for the Mavs struggles, and that's a bad look all the way around. Ellis still leads the NBA with 118 clutch points, but he has struggled since the All-Star break with averages of just 16.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals on 38.9 percent shooting.
    Monday, 6:42 am
  • Nicolas Batum (back) looking doubtful Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum's (back) status for Tuesday's game in the Warriors is in doubt after leaving Saturday's game early.

    Advice: Batum felt a shooting pain up his legs and back after landing "awkwardly" on his heels, and after the game he had a tough time standing up, so none of that sounds very good at all. With Batum unlikely to suit up, that would mean a larger role for Dorell Wright, who would likely start in Batum's place, with C.J. McCollum also playing extended minutes off the bench.
    Monday, 6:19 am
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Monta Ellis shoots 4-of-22 from the field
    Monta Ellis shot just 4-of-22 from the field during Sunday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 11 points, two assists, two boards and three steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, it was a dreadful performance by Ellis and his owners can only hope that he bounces back vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. Devin Harris (illness) and J.J. Barea (ankle) could both be looking at some time on the shelf, so Ellis and Rajon Rondo could have their hands full moving forward. Keep Ellis locked into all lineups.
    Sunday, 9:09 pm
  • Kevin Martin hands out career-high nine dimes
    Kevin Martin handed out a career-high nine assists during Sunday's loss to Charlotte, while scoring 15 points on 7-of-19 field goals.

    Advice: KevMart didn't make any 3-pointers and he only attempted one free throw all game, but he made up for it with four boards, one steal and the sudden outburst of assists. He had zero assists in his previous two games and is a dubious source of dimes even if Ricky Rubio's ankle injury costs him a few more games. Owners rely on Martin for points and 3-pointers, so consider tonight's game an added bonus.
    Sunday, 6:31 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Wilson Chandler struggles in 24 minutes Sun
    Wilson Chandler made another start on Sunday but he shot just 3-of-9 from the field to finish with seven points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 24 minutes.

    Advice: Randy Foye (illness) was a late scratch and it's likely that Chandler will return to the bench whenever Denver is at full strength. Chandler contributes in enough categories to hold value as long as he's playing 30+ minutes per game, but a move to the bench would put him on the bubble in standard leagues.
    Sunday, 5:56 pm
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful, so there are no real surprises here. Knight is progressing well and was doing a lot of work out on the court prior to the game, so it looks like we could see him return to action on Wednesday vs. the Kings. Marcus Morris will remain in the starting lineup tonight and is worth deploying in all leagues.
    Sunday, 5:54 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Bradley Beal leads Wizards w/ 19 pts Sunday
    Bradley Beal was the only Wizard to score more than 11 points on Sunday, finishing a disappointing road loss with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Washington was flat from the opening tip and they've now lost two straight games, leaving them 1.5 games behind Chicago for the No. 4 seed and first-round homecourt advantage. Beal's owners can't complain as he's finally rolling after an injury-plagued season during which he's missed 18 games and averaged just 14.8 points, down from 17.1 points last season. With four games on tap this week, Beal is poised to be a difference-maker in fantasy playoffs.
    Sunday, 5:44 pm
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) has no timetable to return
    Head coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea's ankle injury isn't too serious, but he said there is no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Barea sprained his ankle at practice Saturday and isn't even traveling with the team, so we will go ahead and consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. We will track Barea's status closely, but it's safe to drop him in most leagues. Devin Harris will get some more ball-handling responsibilities off the bench following this news and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Sunday, 4:47 pm
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Anthony Morrow scores 12 for short-handed OKC
    Anthony Morrow stepped up after Andre Roberson's ankle injury on Sunday, scoring 12 points with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He could earn more than his usual 28 minutes per game if Roberson misses more games, especially with Kevin Durant (foot) already on the shelf indefinitely. Morrow has been excellent lately, shooting lights out while averaging 17.3 points, 4.2 triples and 1.0 steals over his previous six games, so make sure he's not still available in your leagues.
    Sunday, 4:18 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 15 pts in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers through 35 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: Giannis also shot 5-of-6 from the charity stripe, and his aggressiveness in getting to the line has really improved this season. He's been rolling through the month of March with averages of 16.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting at a sterling 49.2 percent clip from the field. He's only in his second year, so owners in keeper leagues can only expect continued. Enjoy.
    Sunday, 3:35 pm
  • Eric Gordon benched, loses tooth, scores 23
    Eric Gordon came off New Orleans' bench on Sunday for disciplinary reasons, but it didn't seem to bother him as he racked up 23 points, five 3-pointers, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: He was late to a team meeting and this shouldn't have any lasting repercussions, especially since he returned to the starting lineup after halftime. Gordon lost a tooth after a hard fall today but he didn't miss a beat, finishing 7-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line. Fantasy owners can deploy him as usual in the Pelicans' upcoming three-game week.
    Sunday, 3:28 pm
  • Carter-Williams scores 19 points w/ full line
    Michael Carter-Williams finally had a good shooting performance on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting, adding five assists, three rebounds, four steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and six turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The turnovers were an issue, but owners have to be happy with the fact that he shot over 50 percent from the field for this first time in his last seven games. MCW's numbers are down since arriving in Milwaukee, averaging 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.7 steals per game on 38.3 percent shooting from the field. The steals are nice, but the poor shooting and minimal 3-point shooting really limits his upside.
    Sunday, 3:20 pm
  • Henry Walker shoots 0-of-6 in blowout loss
    Heat F Henry Walker missed all six of his shot attempts vs. the Thunder, finishing scoreless with four rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: More than three-quarters of Walker's shots come from beyond the arc, which makes him especially prone to boom-or-bust games offensively. He's foul-prone and has scored 10+ points just once in the month of March, so there's no reason to own him despite his steady minutes in Erik Spoelstra's second unit.
    Sunday, 3:02 pm
    4:30 pm @ Atl
  • Jared Dudley (knee) and Mayo (hamstring) out
    Jared Dudley (knee) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) remain out indefinitely.

    Advice: Neither guy will play on Sunday, of course, and their absence leaves extra playing time available for Tyler Ennis, Jerryd Bayless, Ersan Ilyasova and others. Ilyasova is the best bet for reliable value, though Bayless is also worth a glance for deep-league owners seeking guard help. Dudley and Mayo both belong on the waiver wire until a return date is announced.
    Sunday, 12:14 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 20 points with five dimes
    Trey Burke had another great game on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with 20 point and five assists in 29 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Mar. 6 vs. the 76ers, while rookie Dante Exum played just 18 minutes and was held scoreless, though it should be noted that he had to go up against Stephen Curry all night. Burke has now scored 14 or more points in each of his last three games, but it's hard to get behind an add as long as he continues to come off the bench. The Jazz seem committed to developing Exum for the future, meaning Burke's value should be held in check for the rest of the season.
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 15 with 12 boards
    Trevor Ariza looked healthy against the Suns on Saturday with 15 points, 12 boards, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's obvious he'll be involved more in the offense now. Ariza is usually off the ball, but he's having one of his best runs with assists right now. He has a great chance to be a top-40 player this week and maybe even top 20 if he gets hot from deep.
    Saturday, 8:48 pm
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • Tony Snell struggles again
    Tony Snell made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with two boards and four assists against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: With Jimmy Butler (elbow) on schedule to return this week, Snell is someone most fantasy owners should be looking to drop. He was a disappointment overall with his added playing time, averaging 9.3 points, 3.9 boards, 0.8 steals and 1.5 treys on 40.7 percent from the field in his previous 20 starts this season.
    Saturday, 7:36 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • C.J. Miles scores 14 points vs. Nets
    C.J. Miles made 5-of-11 from the field for 14 points with six boards and four 3-pointers during a 123-111 loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He scored his first 12 points on 150.0 effective field goal percentage, but fizzled out making just 1-of-7 the rest of the way. Miles could be in line for more minutes, but Rodney Stuckey's calf injury sounds minor. Paul George (leg) could also return soon and take minutes from him. If he's on the wire, there's no need to be too aggressive in grabbing him.
    Saturday, 7:23 pm
  • George Hill dealing with his back injury
    George Hill is still dealing with a back injury and finished Saturday's game against the Nets with 18 points, four rebounds, nine assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't look like himself and gave up several easy baskets on defense. Hill has been battling through his back injury since Wednesday, but he's still played at least 30 minutes in all of those games. Just keep an eye on his injury going forward and plug him in this week for his four games.
    Saturday, 7:15 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (low back pain) won't return
    Nicolas Batum (lower back pain) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He reportedly felt a pain shoot up his back after landing hard on his heels, so it's not quite clear what exactly he is dealing with. We will pass along further updates once we know more about the severity of the injury, but Batum should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors. If Batum can't play, Dorell Wright started the second half in place of him and would likely be the primary beneficiary, while guys like C.J. McCollum would have to step up as well.
    Saturday, 6:44 pm
    7:00 pm @ Pho
  • Courtney Lee (hand) will not play Saturday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday due to a right hand sprain.

    Advice: That means the Grizzlies will have their third different combo on the wings with Tony Allen and Jeff Green likely to start next to each other. Lee isn't too involved in the offense and only has a 15.1 usage rate, so there won't be too many extra shots to go around. That said, Green and Allen are worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
    5:00 pm vs GS
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) won't play Saturday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play and still hasn't gone through practice yet. With Knight out, Marcus Morris will get most of his playing time and the lion's share of his shots. He's struggled, but give him a look in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 3:52 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Trevor Ariza (illness) will play on Saturday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) will play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He's the only player on the Rockets to start every game for them this season. Ariza is usually a catch-and-shoot guy, but he may be asked to do more on offense with the Rockets missing Terrence Jones (chest). Start Ariza in all standard leagues.
    Saturday, 3:32 pm
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • Trevor Ariza expects to play on Saturday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) is expected to play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He missed shootaround, but it doesn't sound like he's going to miss his first game of the season. With Terrence Jones (chest) out indefinitely, Ariza should have more offensive responsibility. He's worth starting in daily leagues tonight in what should be an up-tempo game.
    Saturday, 2:57 pm
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out for Sunday night
    J.J. Barea sprained his left ankle at practice on Saturday and will not play against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel, so he could miss Tuesday at home against the Spurs. With Barea out, Devin Harris should play more and Monta Ellis should get a little more ball-handling chances. Barea is not worth owning in most leagues.
    Saturday, 12:29 pm
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) doubtful for Saturday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is doubtful to play vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Knight's ankle is improving, but his chances of playing tonight remain very slim and he remains without a timetable to return. If he can't play tonight, expect Marcus Morris to remain in the starting lineup and continue to be a must-start player in most leagues. Expect another update on Knight's status prior to tip-off.
    Saturday, 10:15 am
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Trevor Ariza (illness) questionable Saturday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) missed shootaround and is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Ariza has been on fire recently and has scored 17 or more points in each of his last three games, so it will be a huge blow for his owners if he is unable to give it a go. We should know more prior to tip-off, so his owners will want to be on alert for an update. If Ariza is unable to play, Corey Brewer would be in line for some extra minutes and would be worth a long look in daily leagues.
    Saturday, 8:50 am
    5:00 pm vs Min
  • Gordon scores 12 points with just two asts
    Eric Gordon scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Gordon has slid a bit lately into the late rounds and he logged just 24 minutes tonight in the blowout loss. Tyreke Evans left early due to a calf injury tonight, and any time off there would be a boost to Gordon's value.
    Saturday, 12:31 am
  • Beal hits 5-of-10 shots and two triples
    Bradley Beal hit 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 from deep, 5-of-5 from the line) for 18 points with two rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Beal's fantasy future is in his hands as the minutes are there and he simply needs to make shots like he did tonight to have mid-round upside.
    Friday, 11:59 pm
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Morrow scores 21 points with six triples
    Anthony Morrow scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, including six 3-pointers to go with one assist and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow hit 3-of-3 free throws but the line is light everywhere else, but the biggest news is that Kevin Durant's season is in doubt. He was a decent add before that news broke and this news puts him in a must-own position until further notice.
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Chandler (calf) scores 13 points on Friday
    Wilson Chandler (calf) started on Friday and scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Chandler will be a DNP risk but as long as he's not truly injured he should be owned in most formats.
    Friday, 10:23 pm
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 23 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 53 minutes.

    Advice: He played a career-high 53 minutes and the days of him having his playing time held in check are a thing of the past. He's averaging close to 36 minutes per game since the break and is rising up the ranks for fantasy value. He'll be a top-50 pick next season with massive upside.
    Friday, 9:11 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores 19
    Michael Carter-Williams made 7-of-26 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: If your team is going to have the most offensive rebounds in almost 50 years, it certainly helps to have MCW out there to miss all those shots. In his last four games, he's made just 29.9 percent from the field while taking 17 shots per night. He needs to stop shooting so much and it's no surprise the Bucks are the second worst offensive team since the break.
    Friday, 8:50 pm
  • Larkin scores 13 points with six boards
    Shane Larkin scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: This level of production has been his high water mark and owners need to see a lot more of this before considering an add.
    Friday, 8:00 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (calf) will start on Friday
    Wilson Chandler (calf) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He was listed as probable earlier, and this report confirms that he'll be active and starting. Feel free to plug him into your active roster.
    Friday, 3:53 pm
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • George Hill good to go on Friday night
    George Hill (back) will play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He rested in practice yesterday, but was not in jeopardy of missing this game. The Pacers will also have Rodney Stuckey available for today's game and will be close to full strength with the exception of Paul George (leg). Hill is worth starting in almost all formats.
    Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (calf) probable for Friday
    Wilson Chandler (calf) is probable to play Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (rest) sitting this one out, Chandler is going to get all the run he can handle. He's been playing very well through the month of March, averaging 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.7 three-pointers and 0.4 blocks per game, so go ahead and get him active.
    Friday, 10:11 am
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Friday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn, and he is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With Dudley out, Ersan Ilyasova will likely continue to see his minutes in the 30s, with Giannis Antetokounmpo getting all the run he can handle. Dudley belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Friday, 8:26 am
  • Mayo (hamstring), Dudley (back) out Friday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) and Jared Dudley (back) have been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Nets, and both players are without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With both Mayo and Dudley unavailable, Giannis Antetokounmpo will get all the run he can handle with Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis seeing extending minutes off the bench. Bayless can be viewed as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues, but Ennis doesn't offer much value at all. Mayo and Dudley can be cut in all leagues.
    Friday, 8:09 am
  • Trey Burke has second strong game in a row
    Trey Burke had another good night against the Lakers on Thursday with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 14 points on Wednesday and finally turned it around after hitting rock bottom over the weekend. Dante Exum is struggling on offense in a big way, but the Jazz don't need his production on offense now to begin with. Unless you're punting field goal percentage, there's no need to be too aggressive in picking up Burke.
    Thursday, 10:22 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 23 points vs. Rockets
    Wilson Chandler scored 23 points against the Rockets on Thursday with six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He voiced his opinion about the Nuggets resting players on Monday saying the move set up the Nuggets for failure. Chandler also wouldn't comment on the possibility of being rested himself, so it's possible he doesn't play on Friday on the road. As long as he's active he's worth starting in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • Corey Brewer grabs 10 boards vs. Nuggets
    Corey Brewer grabbed 10 rebounds during a 118-108 win over the Nuggets on Thursday with six points, four rebounds, one steal and one turnover on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: He has suddenly become a rebounding guard and pulled down a career-high 12 boards on Tuesday. Brewer's treys are down and he's slowed down in his last three outings, averaging 8.7 points, 8.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks on 37.9 percent from the field. He's more of a steals specialist as long as you're OK with his sub-par shooting.
    Thursday, 8:28 pm
  • Monty wants to get Gordon more opportunities
    Pelicans' head coach Monty Williams stated during a recent interview that he'll work to get Eric Gordon more opportunities on offense.

    Advice: "I think Eric because A.D [Anthony Davis] is playing so well and Tyreke [Evans] has the ball a lot, he doesn't get as many opportunities," said Williams. "I've got to find more ways to get him the ball. The thing I like about Eric is he tries to make the right play. Eric has so much in his game that people haven't seen what all he can do with his ability to score and play off the dribble." Gordon could have some increased opportunity tonight with Davis (ankle) being listed as a game-time decision, so if Davis is indeed unable to go, Gordon will be someone to consider in daily leagues.
    Thursday, 1:50 pm
  • Brandon Knight out Thursday vs Pelicans
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said Knight's injury is improving, but he did not go through shootaround and will not suit up against the Pelicans. We'll update his status prior to Saturday's game against the Rockets, but for now, Marcus Morris will get the start and see a boost in fantasy value on Thursday.
    Thursday, 10:56 am
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • Bradley Beal plays 40 minutes
    Bradley Beal played 40 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The Jazz have been the best defense in the NBA since the break, so Beal having a bad game isn't too big of an indication of him slowing down -- he did score 23 points on Monday. The good news is that he's played at least 39 minutes in each of his last two games and will have more chances to post big lines. He'll be an interesting daily play on Friday against the Clippers.
    Wednesday, 10:47 pm
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Tony Snell scores 14 with eight boards
    Tony Snell played a game-high 40 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday during a 103-86 win, scoring 14 points with eight boards, one assist and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a really ugly run about two weeks ago, Snell has it going. In his last five, he's averaged 14.0 points, 5.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.8 treys on 40.0 percent from the field. Jimmy Butler (elbow) could be back this weekend, so Snell is going to be a popular drop candidate even with this big game.
    Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • Anthony Morrow scores 20 with four 3-pointers
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and 4-of-7 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: Without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, Morrow is coming on. He's scored 20-plus in two of his last five games, and is averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over that stretch, and should be one of the hottest pickups in fantasy right now.
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • George Hill has a minor back injury
    George Hill had a minor back injury against the Bulls on Wednesday and did return, finishing with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: There is no concern right now of Hill being hurt. The only noteworthy comment from Hill after the game was that he thought the Pacers are a little out of sync. He'll be ready to go against the Cavs on Friday and look to bounce back from this dud.
    Wednesday, 9:54 pm
  • MCW scores 11 with six dimes Wednesday
    Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points, six assists and a block on 3-of-9 shooting in 34 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed time with an ankle injury but is back. Look for him to play better on Friday against the Nets.
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 19 in loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks on 8-of-16 shooting on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's what he do. And what else he's doing, is averaging 15.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.4 blocks on 50 percent shooting over his last five. He's not stealing or hitting threes, but it's hard to be mad at him on a nightly basis.
    Wednesday, 9:30 pm
  • Kevin Martin drops 37 in loss to Raps
    Kevin Martin tied his season high with 37 points and added seven rebounds, a steal, a block and five 3-pointers on 14-of-28 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: The Wolves have now dropped six straight games and 10 of their last 11, and oddly enough, Martin's other 37-point game came back on Nov. 19, the nigh the broke his wrist that kept him out for December and most of January. He's scored in double figures in seven straight games.
    Wednesday, 8:49 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Update: Elijah Millsap cleared to play
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been cleared to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wow. With Andre Drummond being cleared to play on Monday following a Saturday concussion, Millsap becomes the second player in the past week to be cleared in less than two days following his Monday concussion. Still, Rodney Hood has been amazing and Millsap is not a lock for big minutes.
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) still not practicing
    Brandon Knight (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to play on Thursday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He said his ankle "getting better, still a little bit sore" and he's been limited to "simple stuff" past two days. Knight is technically questionable right now, but we would be surprised to see him suit up. Marcus Morris is worth owning in standard leagues while Archie Goodwin will likely get some extra playing time.
    Wednesday, 1:11 pm
    7:00 pm vs Por
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) won't play Wednesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely out for a while and the Bucks won't be rushing him back. Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis will benefit most with Bayless holding much more fantasy value. Mayo can be dropped basically everywhere.
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
  • Jared Dudley (back spasms) out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been on the injury report for a knee injury, so chances are we won't be seeing Dudley on the court anytime soon now that he has another injury. Since he went down last month, Ersan Ilyasova has really stepped up and is worth a look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
  • J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic
    J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He does have a fever, but Barea was able to go through shootaround and he will likely resume his normal role off the Dallas bench. That being said, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of points and assists.
    Wednesday, 9:05 am
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Bradley Beal will not have any restrictions
    Despite dealing with a variety of minor ailments, Bradley Beal will not have any restrictions on the Wizards' upcoming 4-game road trip.

    Advice: Beal has been a little rusty since returning from his leg injury on Feb. 28, but he was able to drop 23 points with seven assists in 39 minutes vs. the Blazers on Monday, which was the most action he has seen since the beginning of February. As long as Beal doesn't suffer any setbacks in his lower right leg, he will likely continue to battle through injuries as the Wizards look to bolster their position in the Eastern Conference. Deploy him with confidence.
    Wednesday, 6:08 am
    4:00 pm vs Cha
  • Corey Brewer grabs season-high 12 rebounds
    Corey Brewer snatched a career-high 12 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, adding 13 points with one 3-pointer, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Magic shot just 42.7 percent from the field so there were plenty of defensive rebounds to be had, and Brewer continues to find ways to help fantasy owners. He's a reliable source of steals and 3-pointers, and has ramped up his offensive with 16.5 points on 54.1 percent shooting over the past two weeks.
    Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Eric Gordon held to nine points on Tuesday
    Eric Gordon was quiet on Tuesday, shooting 3-of-9 from the field to finish with nine points, two 3-pointers, seven assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Gordon has made at least one 3-pointer in 33 straight games, a feat that's even more critical with Ryan Anderson (sprained MCL) on the sidelines indefinitely. His dimes and defensive stats help compensate for the lack of scoring, and he belongs in all active lineups for Thursday's matchup vs. the struggling Suns.
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffs boxscore Tuesday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) fared well in a showdown with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 15 points with nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, and didn't flinch when matched up with the Pelicans' star power forward. Antetokounmpo is filling the stat sheet in every category but 3-pointers lately, and his owners can look forward to terrific production as the Bucks try to solidify their playoff standing down the stretch -- they're still the No. 6 seed but they've dropped eight of their past 10 games.
    Tuesday, 8:03 pm
  • Beno Udrih dishes nine assists as starter
    Beno Udrih started Tuesday's game in place of Mike Conley (ankle), finishing with nine points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, nine assists and one block.

    Advice: Udrih played 30 minutes while Nick Calathes added four points and three assists in 18 minutes as the Grizzlies' default backup PG. Neither guy is a palatable fantasy option with Conley day-to-day, though Udrih is a decent spot-starter if Conley does miss more games.
    Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) not with team Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, as he's in Milwaukee receiving treatment.

    Advice: Mayo's hamstring has bothered him for weeks and he may have aggravated it in just seven minutes of action on Saturday. Whether he'll return for Wednesday's home game is unclear, but his inability to stay healthy rules him out as a fantasy option at this critical juncture of the season.
    Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Wed.
    Jared Dudley (knee) won't play vs. New Orleans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's back in Milwaukee receiving treatment and Jason Kidd said that Dudley was "struggling to move" on Monday, so there are no guarantees that he'll return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game vs. the Spurs. Dudley had a few nice stretches this season but he now belongs on the wavier wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:23 pm
  • Elijah Millsap (concussion) out Wednesday
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Washington.

    Advice: Millsap could be sidelined for as long as week as he recovers from his concussion, and Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will be the primary beneficiaries with Millsap sidelined. Hood has been on fire, and is well worth a look in all leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Tuesday, 4:03 pm
  • J.J. Barea (illness) misses practice Tuesday
    J.J. Barea (illness) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to go, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo would be forced into heavy minutes with Devin Harris (illness) also looking unlikely. Raymond Felton would have the opportunity to see some increased minutes off the bench, but he's not going to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in any league as a reserve for the Mavericks. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 11:14 am
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Elijah Millsap (concussion) may miss a week
    Elijah Millsap could be out anywhere from a few days to a week after suffering a concussion during Monday's game.

    Advice: With Millsap possibly looking at an extended absence, he should not be owned in any league. Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will likely see their minutes increased with Millsap on the shelf, and Hood makes for an excellent pickup in standard leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Tuesday, 11:05 am
  • Carter-Williams (ankle) will play Tuesday
    Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, and he will play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: MCW's return to the lineup will send Tyler Ennis back to the bench, and he can be cut in nearly all leagues with this news. Go ahead and get Carter-Williams active.
    Tuesday, 10:52 am
  • Wilson Chandler: Nuggets 'set up for failure'
    Wilson Chandler suggested that the Nuggets are being "set up for failure" by the team's coaches and management.

    Advice: The Nuggets rested Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari on Monday, and Chandler said he has "no idea" whether more players will be rested vs. Houston on Thursday. Faried offered a "no comment" when asked about his rest day, and fantasy owners should be on red alert since Thursday's game kicks off another set of back-to-back road games for the tanking Nuggets.
    Tuesday, 6:49 am
    6:00 pm vs Uta
  • Elijah Millsap suffers a concussion
    Elijah Millsap suffered a concussion on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be going through the concussion protocol and is unlikely to play on Wednesday. With Millsap out, red-hot Rodney Hood is even more attractive in standard leagues.
    Monday, 9:57 pm
  • Martin scores 23 points with six assists
    Kevin Martin scored 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds and six assists in Monday's loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Martin had been slumping badly and this line should keep him on all rosters, with the added bonus that any additional time missed by Ricky Rubio and Gary Neal will make him the primary ballhandler quite a bit.
    Monday, 9:08 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
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