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  • No minutes restriction for Alan Anderson Sun
    Alan Anderson (ankle) will not have a minutes restriction for Sunday's Game 1 against the Hawks.

    Advice: Head coach Lionel Hollins said that Anderson "looked fine" during Sunday's shootaround, so he should slot into his usual role getting around 20 minutes off the bench. Anderson's return to the rotation will likely hurt the value of Bojan Bogdanovic. Rotoworld.com
    58 minutes ago
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) is officially being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans said that he's still not able to run at full speed, and that he will be a game-time decision for Game 2. He's expected to test his knee during Monday's pregame warmups to see if he is able to push off his left leg and attack the basket without experiencing any pain, so it sounds like he'll be a true game-time call. If he's unable to go, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be asked to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:24 pm
     
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  • Paul George will play some PF next season
    Larry Bird said that he would like Paul George to spend some time at the power forward position next season.

    Advice: "David [West] is our starter, but when we go smaller we'd like to see Paul maybe play some '4' and you know everybody says, 'You'll have a problem on the defensive end,' well, I don't think so," Bird said. "He can guard about anybody, and then on the other end, it's a major plus for us." It sounds like the Pacers would like to trim down West's minutes a bit next season, which will work to the benefit of George. Head coach Frank Vogel said that Pacers' medical staff are expecting George to make a full recovery, and he should be back to being a first-round selection next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:02 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Kirk Hinrich (knee) is improving, but he's unsure about his status for Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Tony Snell will pick up most of Hinrich's reserve minutes if he's again unable to go on Monday, but he's not going to see enough floor time to matter in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:32 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Garrett Temple gets shots up during practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) got a lot of shots up during the Wizards' practice on Sunday, and there's a chance he can return later in their first round series against the Raptors.

    Advice: Temple isn't a major part of the Wizards' rotations, and considering he's been sidelined since March 9, he would likely return in a very limited role. Ramon Sessions will be Washington's primary backup point guard for as long as Temple is sidelined, but he's not going to get enough minutes to matter in almost any format. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:25 am
     
    Injured
  • Tyreke Evans says he will be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:51 am
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green's back is reportedly doing better
    According to teammate Zach Randolph, Jeff Green's back is showing improvement.

    Advice: Green is still listed as questionable, but all indications point to him playing vs. the Blazers on Sunday. His back has been bothering him for a while now, but he has been able to play through it so far and it's very unlikely that he will miss tonight's game. We will have an update on his status prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:29 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will play on Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though he is still listed as a game-time decision.

    Advice: This is exciting news for the Grizzlies considering Allen has missed their last nine games, but he will be back in the rotation tonight. His minutes will likely be held in check for obvious reasons, but his return could reduce the workload of Courtney Lee, Jeff Green (back) and Vince Carter. Check back for an update closer to tip-off to confirm that Allen is indeed active. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:09 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Brandon Knight's ankle surgery was minor
    Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said that Brandon Knight's arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle "was a minor procedure".

    Advice: "It was a minor procedure," Babby said. "There was an anterior flap [of cartilage] in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery." This confirms what we originally thought, and while there is no known timetable, Knight likely won't be on the shelf for more than 3-4 weeks. Knight is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, but all signs point to the Suns retaining his services. We will provide additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:41 am
     
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  • LeBron James showers praise on Kyrie Irving
    LeBron James showered praise on teammate Kyrie Irving and said that the sky was the limit for him.

    Advice: "I think the sky is the limit for that kid and his talent, his work ethic, the fact that he loves to continue to learn about how to play the game, I think the sky is the limit for him and like you said, the kid is 23-years old, man," James said. "And to do the thing's that he's doing in our league right now, it's been awesome to be a part of it with him." Irving will be playing in his first playoff game vs. the Celtics on Sunday, and it will be encouraging for him to know that he will be going to battle with James by his side. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:54 am
  • Luigi Datome hopes to remain a Celtic
    Luigi Datome, who is set to become a free agent in the summer, is hopeful that he will return to Boston next season.

    Advice: "It’s really early now," Datome said. "I hope during my free agency, hopefully the Celtics, hopefully other teams make a call or offer, because it means that this month, I did something good. For sure, I would like to be involved, feeling like part of the team, not just on the roster. It’s really early now and the focus is on the playoffs." Head coach Brad Stevens has made it clear that he likes Datome's game, and Celtic fans can't get enough of him. All signs point to Datome returning to Boston next season, but he still doesn't figure to be a key part of the rotation after seeing just 12.8 minutes per game during the month of April. He can be viewed as a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues leading into next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
  • Devin Harris had issue with tape on his toe
    Devin Harris (toe) said the tape job on his left big toe was a problem with his second toe.

    Advice: He had surgery on that toe back in the summer of 2013, so the Mavs will have to figure out a new way to wrap Harris' toe in Game 2. This doesn't sound quite as bad as a normal aggravation, but Harris will likely be limited in some capacity for the rest of the series. J.J. Barea will play a bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • James Harden scores 24 points with 11 dimes
    James Harden handled his business against the Mavs on Saturday during a 118-108 win, scoring 24 points with two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first double-double of his playoff career and Harden just killed the Mavs at the line, making 15-of-17 from the charity stripe. The Mavs also having injuries to two wings, Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons, is really going to hurt because of how Harden draws so many fouls. This was far from Harden's best game, so the Rockets have to be pleased they won by double-digits tonight. They host the Mavs again on Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Trevor Ariza has a dub-dub in great game
    Trevor Ariza was a wonderful two-way player against the Mavs on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The points don't tell the story. Ariza was a terror on defense and getting a double-double with six dimes went a long way. On the injury side of things, Ariza did have some cramping in both of his calves and he did receive some treatment. There's been no indication that he'll need to miss time going forward and this hasn't been a habitual problem for him. We're expecting him to be ready for Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Corey Brewer steps it up down the stretch
    Corey Brewer turned it on down the stretch against the Mavs on Saturday with 15 points, one assist and three 3-poiners in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He killed the Mavs in the fourth quarter with all three 3-pointers coming in that frame. Brewer's versatility at both wing spots should help him get playing time in the 20s. Trevor Ariza did have some cramping issues, but there's no need to worry about him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Jason Terry scores 16 points vs. the Mavs
    Jason Terry scored 16 points on 6-of-10 from the field against the Mavs on Saturday with four boards, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The JET had a little redemption against his former team and you could see it in his eye that this game meant a little more to him. He's going to do almost all his work off the ball and had seven attempts from deep. He'll have a similar role going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores just 16 points vs. HOU
    Monta Ellis scored 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday with four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: This was not Monta's best game outside of a brilliant buzzer beater to end the third quarter. Ellis was able to attack the basket, but he just couldn't finish over the Rockets' size. Expect him to have a better game in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Devin Harris aggravates toe injury vs. HOU
    Devin Harris aggravated his toe injury on Saturday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable to go into this game and he suffered the aggravation in the second half. Harris seemed to be bothered by the injury throughout the game and he could miss some time. If that's the case, J.J. Barea would be looking at more playing time. Harris left the game with two points, two boards and one assist in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • O.J. Mayo plays 24 minutes vs. Bulls
    O.J. Mayo made 1-of-7 from the field for five points against the Bulls on Saturday with seven boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had some momentum coming in with three consecutive games of scoring in the teens and making 51.7 percent from the field in his eight April games. Mayo does play noticeably worse on the road and he just didn't get many clean looks tonight. He'll be a hit-and-miss player in this series and isn't someone most fantasy owners should count on. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:49 pm
  • Khris Middleton missing late, scores 18
    Khris Middleton scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: For some reason, coach Jason Kidd was a little late bringing Middleton into the game during the fourth quarter. Middleton does have sub-par numbers against the Bulls and his 41.2 percent from the field against them is his lowest among any opponent with at least three games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Devin Harris looks like he's playing on Sat
    Devin Harris (toe) looks like a go against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable, but the team expected him to play all along. If any other news comes around regarding Harris, we'll pass it along. Expect him to play minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Tyreke Evans 'felt a little pop' in his knee
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • Eric Gordon scores 16 points vs. Warriors
    Eric Gordon scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon was coming in red hot from deep, making 48.0 percent from beyond the arc in April to get him to averages of 15.2 points, 2.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.7 treys. Anthony Davis will be commanding a ton of double teams, so EJ will have plenty of chances for open looks in this series. Plus, if Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Gordon will have a higher usage rate with more off-the-dribble stuff, too. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee bruise) will not return
    Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:52 pm
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter gets 34 minutes vs. Raptors
    Otto Porter played a surprising 34 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: It's taken two years for coach Randy Wittman to trust Porter with important minutes and he didn't disappoint with impressive defense on DeMar DeRozan. The Wizards went small for several parts of this game with a forward combo of Porter next to Paul Pierce. They hardly played well in this game, but Porter should see close to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Lou Williams' late surge isn't enough
    Lou Williams made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had just two points going into the fourth quarter and helped get this game to overtime. Williams was also guarding John Wall in this game, which created some problems for the Raptors late and caused some defensive breakdowns. Williams will struggle with consistency going forward, but he'll likely have a huge game or two in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:53 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • C.J. McCollum, Nicolas Batum are probable
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) and Nicolas Batum (knee) are probable to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: They're both already practicing in full and have said they're definitely playing. With Arron Afflalo (shoulder) not expected to play, these two will be the primary wing options for the Blazers. The bad news is that Tony Allen (hamstring) will be ready to roll, so it won't be easy for the Blazers to score from the perimeter. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:29 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Arron Afflalo listed as doubtful for Sunday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is that he's getting closer and is even getting his shots up on Friday, but Afflalo might need two weeks to heal from his shoulder strain suffered on Apr. 9. C.J. McCollum will benefit most even if the Blazers opt to go with Allen Crabbe as the starter, which could definitely happen. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:24 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Brandon Knight had surgery on ankle Friday
    Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Friday and he is expected to make a full recovery.

    Advice: We don't have many details on the surgery, but it's likely a minor procedure and he will probably be on the shelf for about 3-4 weeks. Knight missed the final 11 games of the season because of his ankle, so it will be interesting to see if this has an impact on his market during restricted free agency. Knight is "optimistic" about returning to Phoenix, and it seems unlikely that they would let him walk after giving up so many assets to acquire him this season. We will provide further details as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 am
     
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  • Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

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

    Advice: The Bucks rested him for the final two games of the season, so he should be fresh for the playoffs. Dudley is a seasoned veteran, and his experience will be a huge boost for the young Bucks. Expect Dudley to see minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:46 am
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:24 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Allen Crabbe could start vs. Grizzlies on Sunday
    Head coach Terry Stotts said that Allen Crabbe could get the nod over C.J. McCollum in the first unit because of his defense.

    Advice: "I think Allen complements Damian [Lillard] and [LaMarcus Aldridge]," Stotts said, "as far as being defensive minded, not needing shots, not needing the ball." This isn't that surprising, as Stotts has been known to frequently alter his rotations. McCollum could still see close to 30 minutes of action, as he has simply been too good to keep off the floor. If Arron Afflalo returns from his shoulder injury soon, Crabbe will likely fall out of the rotation, while McCollum's role should still be safe. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:02 am
  • Jeff Green (back) questionable for Game 1
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Game 1 against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Sources have intimated that Tony Allen (hamstring) is the only Grizzlies player to be in jeopardy and he'll probably do anything he can to get on the court. Among the group of banged up players in Memphis, Green's injury status has been a back-burner issue so owners may want to use him as they normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:27 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • C.J. McCollum goes through a workout
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) went through a workout on Friday.

    Advice: He looks fine and should be ready to go for Sunday's game in Memphis. McCollum was terrific down the stretch and he should be able to get minutes close to 30. He'll be a sneaky player to watch during the playoffs. Additionally, McCollum is shaping up to be a fantasy sleeper next season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:04 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) goes through a workout
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) went through a workout on Friday and attempted some shots.

    Advice: He was drenched in sweat and taking some shots today bodes well for his chances to play. Still, Afflalo was outplayed by C.J. McCollum, so he might not play more than 32 minutes in the first round. Fantasy owners might want to use someone else in postseason formats or in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Devin Harris (toe) downgraded to questionable
    Devin Harris (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that Harris would play, so we're going to assume he's closer to probable than questionable. However, if he's forced to sit, it will open up minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Barea makes for the better daily league target sans Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) says he'll play Sunday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) said he'll be good to go for Game 1 against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Anderson being available, which dampens the value of Bajon Bogdanovic. He should see his minutes in the mid-20s if is indeed able to play on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 am
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

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

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) practices on Friday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) was a full participant during Friday's practice.

    Advice: Anderson didn't play in the Nets' final seven games of the season, but it sounds like there's a chance he's ready to go for Game 1 when the Nets open up their first round series against the Hawks on Sunday. His return to action would likely take away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 am
  • MRI on Paul George reveals strained left calf
    An MRI revealed a strained left calf for Paul George, and the injury is obviously not being considered serious.

    Advice: George said he felt a pop in his calf during Wednesday's regular-season finale, but the MRI confirmed the initial diagnosis of a calf strain, which is not a serious injury. PG-13 will have the entire offseason to get things right, and all signs are pointing towards George being back at 100 percent next season. Head coach Frank Vogel implied during his exit interview that the Pacers would like to up their Pace next season, playing some small ball with George at the four-spot, which is a positive sign for his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:47 am
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Knight 'optimistic' about returning to PHO
    Brandon Knight said he was "optimistic" about returning to Phoenix next season.

    Advice: "If it can be quick and easy, that's the best thing," Knight said regarding his impending restricted free agency. "You don't want to go through a fight or anything like that or you don't want to drag it out as well. Definitely don't want anything that leads up to training camp. For me, it's just about doing what's best for me and my family and the Suns will do the same. I'm optimistic about the situation. I like it here." Given that the Suns gave up a first-round pick in addition to Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee, it would seem likely they do what they can to match any offers on Knight. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play on Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (turf toe) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Harris' return to the rotation will lead to fewer minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:59 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Dudley (back), Bayless (neck) practice Thurs
    Jared Dudley (back), and Jerryd Bayless (neck) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: Dudley missed the final two games of the regular-season with a sore back, while Bayless missed the regular-season finale with a sore neck. Neither of these injuries sounds serious, so these guys should be ready for Game 1 against the Bulls on Saturday. That being said, both players will likely have their minutes trimmed down a bit for the postseason, and they're unlikely to do much on the stat sheet with the guys ahead of them in the rotation fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:27 pm
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Otto Porter (ankle) practices on Thursday
    Otto Porter (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Randy Wittman said that Paul Pierce will play some power forward during their series against the Raptors, and that move should open up some more floor time for Otto Porter. Still, in a reserve role, Porter isn't likely to do much on the box score. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out for Game 1
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) did not practice on Thursday, and he will not play when the Wizards kick off their series against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: Temple said that he's hopeful to play at some point during the playoffs, but he's not a major piece to Washington's puzzle, and he'd be unlikely to earn many minutes even when he's eventually cleared to return. Roman Sessions and Will Bynum will continue to get a bulk of the backup point guard minutes for the Wizards, but with John Wall healthy, they're going to be nearly invisible on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:18 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (toe) expected to play Game 1
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (toe) looks "ready to go" for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Harris being available when the playoffs kickoff on Saturday, and his return to the rotation will mean fewer minutes for guys like Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:37 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Lionel hopes Anderson can return for playoffs
    Lionel Hollins said that he was hopeful that Alan Anderson (ankle) could return for the playoffs, but he also doesn't know where Anderson is at in his recovery.

    Advice: Anderson spent the final seven games of the season on the sidelines, but the Nets don't have their first playoff game until Sunday, giving him an additional three days to get things right. Hollins likes Anderson's defense, so if he is able to go, he'd likely siphon away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Otto Porter's ankle injury not serious
    The left ankle injury suffered by Otto Porter in Wednesday's finale is not thought to be serious and he's expected to be ready for the playoffs, according to coach Randy Wittman.

    Advice: "I don't think it's too bad," Wittman said after the game, and added he thought about putting him back in the game at one point. This is good news for the Wizards, who kick off the NBA Playoffs with the opening game at 12:30 this Saturday. If Porter's unable to go, Rasual Butler would likely eat up his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Paul George unsure if he'll undergo an MRI
    Paul George (calf) is unsure if he'll undergo an MRI on his left calf after leaving Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: While George will now wait to determine the extent of his injury, the silver lining is that it did not involve his surgically-repaired right knee. "Just came off a screen and felt a pop, but they looked at it and it's nothing more than just a calf strain," George said, slowly. "It wasn't a knee injury but it's tough, you work so hard in rehab and have something else pop up. The good thing is, I know we've got a long summer and a lot to look forward to." We'll keep an eye on updates for George, but it sounds like he may have a bit of recovery ahead of him. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:42 am
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Jared Dudley likely to be ready for playoffs
    Jared Dudley sat out for a second straight game due to a sore back in Wednesday's finale against the Celtics.

    Advice: However, he's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks in the playoffs, which start Saturday against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Paul George diagnosed with a left calf strain
    Paul George said that he felt a pop in his left calf when he was forced to leave Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies, but he said that he will be fine and that he is dealing with a calf strain.

    Advice: The Pacers were eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday, so George will have ample time to recover. He didn't have an opportunity to play a lot of minutes since returning from an eight-month absence, but he should feel confident leading into next season and we will have plenty of updates on him over the summer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:26 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Kyrie Irving scores nine in 18 minutes
    Kyrie Irving played 18 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday during a 113-108 win, adding two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Kyrie is in the playoffs and he'll be a favorite among most people to be a point guard in the NBA Finals. Irving's season was truly awesome and his ability to connect on catch-and-shoot shots explains a lot. He'll be a first-round target in drafts next season. The Cavs face the Celtics in Cleveland for Game 1 on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Luigi Datome leads Celtics to win
    Luigi Datome, not to be confused with the character your kid uses in Mario Kart, got a start at small forward on Wednesday and hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds and two assists in a win over the Bucks.

    Advice: This was a meaningless game and the Celtics were without Avery Bradley (quad), leading to Datome's start. Jonas Jerebko and Kelly Olynyk each scored 16 points, and Jared Sullinger added 11, with all three players coming off the bench. Olynyk left with a head injury tonight and didn't return, so check back for updates on his (and Bradley's) status for Sunday's opening playoff game against the Cavaliers. The Celtics enter the postseason hot, winner's of six straight games, and they'll need everything they can get against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, will face Mavs
    James Harden's triple-double helped the Rockets beat the Jazz 117-91 on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is just his second game all season with single-digit attempts from the field (3-of-8) and from the line (8-of-8). Looking ahead, the Rockets will now take on the Mavs in the first round. In four games against them this season, Harden averaged 24.8 points, 6.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Paul George (sore left calf) leaves game Weds
    Paul George (sore left calf) left Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies and will not return.

    Advice: First things first, it's not the same leg that he fractured over eight months ago, but he was in some pain and had to be carried to the locker room by his teammates. We will update his status when we know more, but it's not uncommon for players to deal with soreness after such a long time on the shelf. The Pacers have been eliminated from playoff contention, but George can feel confident heading into next season after showing some encouraging signs since returning from an eight-month absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:35 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Otto Porter sprains ankle, will not return
    Otto Porter left Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers with a sprained left ankle and will not return.

    Advice: The last thing we want to see is an injury right before the playoffs, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Porter will probably have to deal with some swelling, but we will pass along any additional information once we know more. If Porter has to miss any time, Rasual Butler and Martell Webster could see more minutes. Porter finished tonight's game with four points and four boards in 21 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:53 pm
  • Lou Williams gets a DNP-CD on Wednesday
    Lou Williams was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said he was going to limit Williams and he rested him the entire way. Williams had a terrific season and he's one of the three players most likely to win Sixth Man of the Year along with Isaiah Thomas and Andre Iguodala. He'll be a very important piece for the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:19 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Allen Crabbe, Alonzo Gee are starting
    Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee will start against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: They both have very small usage rates and shouldn't be involved in the offense much. Fantasy owners can probably avoid this one tonight with the Blazers locked in as the fourth seed. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:09 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expects to play in Game 1
    Devin Harris is dealing with turf toe in his left big toe, but he expects to be ready for the first game of the playoffs.

    Advice: Harris won't play on Wednesday and he recently had a shot to calm the inflammation in his bruised and swollen toe. He had toe surgery during the offseason but it was a different digit on the same foot, and the good news is that he doesn't sound concerned about any long-term damage. His absence leaves more playing time for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:09 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Luigi Datome starting for Celts on Wednesday
    Luigi Datome will start for the Celtics on Wednesday with Avery Bradley (quad) unavailable.

    Advice: Datome is averaging a mere 9.1 minutes per game in 20 appearances off the bench this year, and this marks his first start of the season. He's worth a glance if you need a quick injection of 3-pointers (0.8 per game), but that's about it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
  • Jared Dudley out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley will rest against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: There could be more rested players on the way for the Bucks. Plus, the Bucks will likely limit some of their guys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Kyrie Irving (hip) will play Wed. vs. Wizards
    Kyrie Irving (hip) will play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday, though he will be on a minute-limit.

    Advice: The rest of Cleveland's starters will also be limited, and LeBron James is resting as a precaution, so consider all your options before locking too many Cavs into active fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) out for Wednesday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be his seventh consecutive game out of the lineup. With Anderson out, suddenly hot Bojan Bogdanovic should get more chances to score in a must-win game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
  • Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction
    Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: If Lou plays less, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez and maybe even James Johnson. Considering there are so many playing tonight, we wouldn't suggest using Williams. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:21 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Arron Afflalo hoping for a Sunday Game 1
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is hoping for a Game 1 to occur on Sunday.

    Advice: He's unsure about his status for the first day of the postseason and he's out tonight. The Blazers lost Nicolas Batum and C.J. McCollum to leg injuries, so they may need Afflalo more than ever. For now, Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee will get most of the minutes on the wing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:35 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Paul George plays season-high 18 minutes
    Paul George had 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 18 minutes on Tuesday, as he remains on a "soft" minute-limit.

    Advice: This was George's highest playing time since returning five games ago. The Pacers' victory on Tuesday gives them a much better chance to eke into the playoffs -- they'll need to defeat the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday or have the Nets lose at home vs. the Magic, because Brooklyn owns the tie-breaker. It's anyone's guess how much PG will have in the tank and how hard the Pacers will push him in a back-to-back scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:10 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Otto Porter logs 43 minutes off bench Tuesday
    Otto Porter finished Tuesday's road loss with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks in 43 minutes off the Wizards' bench.

    Advice: Paul Pierce criticized Porter's lack of intensity in a recent interview, saying, "[Porter] just doesn't understand how good he is. He can shoot, he's a slasher, he can defend, I'm just not sure how badly he wants it every day. That kid just needs to get mad ... I should punch him one day just to get him riled up.'' Pierce was kidding about the last part, of course, but his point is well taken. Porter had a nice run while filling in as a starter but he's a shaky fantasy option when coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:05 pm
  • C.J. McCollum (ankle) ruled out vs. Mavericks
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) will not play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Blazers are locked into the No. 4 seed and McCollum himself called Wednesday's season finale "meaningless," before adding, "It’s probably best to for me to wait until playoffs [start]." Nicolas Batum (knee) is also unavailable on Wednesday, which leaves the short-handed Blazers relying on Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee. Neither guy is appealing for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:10 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out Tuesday
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Ramon Sessions and Will Bynum will split Temple's reserve minutes, but with John Wall healthy, neither guy is worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:55 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. IND
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • C.J. McCollum (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: "I want to play as many games as I can," said McCollum. "But obviously it’s the last game of the season, it’s meaningless, [Dallas] probably won’t play a lot of their starters and main guys then it’s probably best to for me to wait until playoffs [start]." With the fourth seed in the West locked up, it's extremely unlikely the Blazers will risk McCollum potentially aggravating his ankle injury in a meaningless game against the Mavs. We expect him to be on the sidelines tomorrow, and it'll be Alonzo Gee and Allen Crabbe getting all the run they can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:03 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Wednesday vs. Portland
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Harris unavailable, look for J.J. Barea to pick up most of his minutes sliding into a Sixth Man role for the Mavericks. He's coming off an 18-point game, and he'll have a favorable matchup against a Blazers team that has been decimated by injuries, so he'll certainly be worth a look in daily leagues. Raymond Felton will also have the opportunity for extended minutes, but he's an extremely risky guy to deploy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: If Anderson is able to return to action on Wednesday, a majority of his minutes will come at the expense of Bajon Bogdanovic. Anderson is only worth considering as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Knight was playing like an All-Star in Milwaukee, but his numbers took a pretty big hit when he was forced to play second-fiddle next to Eric Bledsoe in Phoenix. He'll be a restricted free agent when the offseason hits, and it'll be interesting to see how high Phoenix will go to retain him. Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Green, and Archie Goodwin will pick up most of the backcourt minutes tonight, and Green is certainly someone to consider as a cheap plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Paul George sticking to 15 minute limit
    Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he plans to stick to a 15-minute limit with Paul George in Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: While George has looked good since his return from injury, the minutes cap severely limits his fantasy potential. George is worth a start in deeper leagues for his upside, but 15 minutes just isn't enough to make a different for fantasy owners in standard leagues Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 am
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Green (back) returns to action on Monday
    Jeff Green (back) got on the floor on Monday against the Warriors, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies starters got throttled by the Dubs and they're all banged up, so it wouldn't be shocking if the now No. 6 seed Grizzlies gave up on seeding and rested up. Use guys like Green and Courtney Lee (nine points, one three, three boards, one steal, 21 minutes) at your own risk on Wednesday against the Pacers, who will be playing for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:05 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Gordon scores 22 points; Pelicans win
    Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in the Pelicans' win over the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Gordon is picking it up as the Pelicans try to close out the regular season with a trip to the playoffs. They hold the tiebreaker against the Thunder, so if they win on Wednesday against the Spurs then they'll have punched their ticket. Tyreke Evans added 22 points, three rebounds and five assists, and Anthony Davis went for 24 and 11 with five assists, two steals and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:42 am
  • Kyrie Irving returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
  • Devin Harris returned to action on Monday April 13. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:57 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • James Harden scores 29 in a win
    James Harden scored 29 points against the Hornets on Monday during a 100-90 win, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's going to need a miracle to earn the scoring title and he's also lost a lot of ground in the MVP race because of how Stephen Curry is burying treys like the world has never seen. Still, Harden has been a monster and he's a big reason why the Rockets will play for the No. 2 seed on Wednesday. They do need a lot of help, though. Harden will be a top-three fantasy pick next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • C.J. McCollum (ankle) doesn't need an MRI
    C.J. McCollum (ankle) said his ankle sprain wasn't bad enough to get an MRI.

    Advice: He did say he's not sure if he will play on Wednesday against the Mavs. The Blazers are locked in as the fourth seed, so there's no reason to play C.J. at less than 100 percent. If he's out, Alonzo Gee and Allen Crabbe will get the start on the wings Crabbe is the more interesting fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:53 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Devin Harris (toe) out for game on Monday
    Devin Harris suffered a toe injury on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: The Mavs are resting players tonight, so holding Harris out tonight might be precautionary. Regardless, this is a tough blow to anyone who started him. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will get more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:50 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • C.J. McCollum out for game on Monday
    C.J. McCollum suffered a left ankle sprain on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: Make it stop! The Blazers are running out of wings right now and they're going to start Alonzo Gee in McCollum's spot for the season half. Nicolas Batum is also out for the game with a knee injury. McCollum has been fantastic, but he might miss Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:23 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Kyrie Irving (hip) out for game on Monday
    Kyrie Irving (hip) will not return to Monday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: He is resting as a precaution, so he should be ready to go for the playoffs. For now, we're not expecting him to play on Wednesday. Irving finished with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. Matthew Dellavedova started the second half. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Alan Anderson out again on Monday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his sixth straight game out of the lineup. Bojan Bogdanovic started the second half on Sunday and he could be looking at more minutes tonight based on his improved play. Give him a look in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 1:59 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) will play on Monday night
    Jeff Green (back) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He's been dealing with a back issue for about a week, but he's played in each of his last three games since suffering the injury. Green could be looking at a lot of responsibility with Marc Gasol (ankle) and Mike Conley (foot) up in the air. He should be worth starting in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 1:57 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Monta Ellis (rest) will not play on Monday
    Monta Ellis (rest) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: J.J. Barea is likely to get the start in his place, but it should mean extended run for Richard Jefferson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as well. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:02 am
  • Monta Ellis expected to sit out Monday's game
    Monta Ellis is not expected to travel to Utah for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Ellis is one of the league's premier 'iron men' who never willingly misses a game, but he managed only four points on 2-of-8 FGs vs. the Lakers on Sunday and a day off could do him good. He'll get two days of rest before potentially returning vs. the Blazers on Wednesday, and his absence should result in plentiful minutes for J.J. Barea, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:54 pm
  • Monta Ellis lousy in 30 minutes vs. Lakers
    Monta Ellis struggled vs. the Lakers on Sunday, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle is rotating his key veterans into the DNP-CD cycle and Ellis could be a candidate on Monday, though he's always averse to missing games. Monta sat alone and looked sullen when the Mavs won in double-OT on Friday, and there were reports a few weeks ago that his "moodiness" has negatively impacted the Mavs' locker room, so we'll keep an eye on the situation. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:20 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores 20 points, shoots 6-of-11
    Corey Brewer scored 20 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes on Sunday, helping Houston hold off the Pelicans for a 121-114 victory.

    Advice: Brewer has been nowhere near fantasy value over the past few weeks, averaging just 7.8 points on 32.7 percent shooting, so it was nice to see him make 6-of-11 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws tonight. He's not a 3-point threat and his steals have tailed off lately, so most fantasy owners should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:38 pm
  • Paul George scores eight points in 14 minutes
    Paul George scored eight points with six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: It's hard to make an impact while playing under a 15-minute cap, but George has looked surprisingly comfortable since returning from an eight-month absence. The Pacers are battling the Nets for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and it will be interesting to see if the Pacers allow George to up his minutes. For now, George is more of a deep-league asset. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:12 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Jeff Green (back) questionable Monday
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Green has been dealing with back spasms for a while now, and he has continued to play despite not being 100 percent. The Grizzlies could desperately use the bodies Monday, so we would expect Green to remain on the active roster, especially with Tony Allen (hamstring) not even traveling. We should know more on Green's status after shootaround on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 3:58 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Khris Middleton helps Bucks secure No. 6 seed
    The Bucks secured the No. 6 seed with Sunday's win vs. Brooklyn, aided by Khris Middleton's 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

    Advice: Middleton didn't turn the ball over in 30 minutes and he's rolling over his past three games, giving fantasy owners a final push during his career-best season. He doesn't get much fanfare but Middleton has been a steady top-70 fantasy value (8-cat) with career-high averages of 13.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting, 1.5 triples, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:52 pm
  • Jared Dudley expected to rest Mon. & Wed.
    Jared Dudley went scoreless in 28 minutes off Milwaukee's bench on Sunday, and Jason Kidd said after the game that Dudley will likely rest on Monday and Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been struggling with back and knee issues lately, which helps to explain his 0-of-4 shooting on Sunday, and it makes sense for the Bucks to rest him with the No. 6 seed locked up. His absence should open up more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and even O.J. Mayo. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:49 pm
     
    L, 105-100 vs Bos
  • Kyrie Irving (hip) will not play on Sunday
    Kyrie Irving (hip) will be rested against the Celtics on Sunday, but he is expected to play against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: Irving was held out of Friday's game vs. the Celtics because of soreness in his right hip, so his owners probably saw this coming. Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert (quad) will be very busy tonight, and are both worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 10:33 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores career-high 11 points
    Allen Crabbe scored a career-high 11 points vs. the Jazz on Saturday, adding four boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks, so Crabbe could be in line for more minutes down the stretch. Having said that, Crabbe is only on the radar in deeper leagues, and C.J. McCollum should continue to be the primary beneficiary in Afflalo's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:15 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 26 points in start Sat
    C.J. McCollum was phenomenal in a start vs. the Jazz on Saturday, scoring 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting with seven boards, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Arron Afflalo (back) isn't expected to return for at least a week or two, so McCollum should be the starter the rest of the way. Regardless, McCollum has stepped up in a big way for Portland, and he has probably earned a lot of trust from head coach Terry Stotts heading into the playoffs. McCollum is a must-own option in all leagues for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:04 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Jeff Green plays 41 minutes vs. Clippers
    Jeff Green played 41 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He took an elbow to the face from Blake Griffin, but Green seems to be fine. He was questionable for this game due to a lower back issue, but obviously playing 41 minutes suggests he's fine. If Marc Gasol (ankle) is out, Green is going to have some major offensive responsibilities. He looks like a high-upside, must-start player for Monday against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:54 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points vs. Heat
    Lou Williams scored 29 points against the Heat on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 17 points in the second quarter, which was more than the Knicks and Magic scored in the second quarter today (15). Williams is really solidifying his chances for Sixth Man of the Year and is scoring in bunches right now. In his last five, he averaged 21.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.6 treys. He's also led the team in scoring 17 times this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:44 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Jeff Green (back) will play vs. the Clippers
    Jeff Green (back) will play vs. the Clippers on Saturday night.

    Advice: Green is going to be very busy with Mike Conley and Tony Allen in street clothes, so he belongs in all active lineups tonight despite not being 100 percent. We will let you know how his back holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:05 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • C.J. McCollum listed as starter for Saturday
    C.J. McCollum is listed as the starter for Saturday's game vs. the Jazz, replacing Arron Afflalo (shoulder).

    Advice: We will warn you that head coach Terry Stotts has been known to change his mind frequently, so we will let you know if something changes. Regardless, with Afflalo set to miss anywhere from 1-2 weeks, McCollum is a must-own player in all leagues for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:02 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: He has had some tough luck with his knee in recent weeks, but the good news is that he plans on traveling for Monday's game vs. the Nets. However, with Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks both healthy, Hinrich won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues any time soon. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:41 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) out again for Sunday
    Alan Anderson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Sunday.

    Advice: It will be his fifth consecutive game out of the lineup. Anderson did not even travel and coach Lionel Hollins hinted Anderson could be out for the rest of the regular season. Bojan Bogdanovic is worth a look in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 2:37 pm
  • Jeff Green is questionable for Saturday night
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies haven't been updating most of their injured guys heading into games, so we might not get an official word on Green until just before the 10:00 EDT tip. For now, his owners can take a no news is good news approach. Green did play 33 minutes on Wednesday and they'll definitely need him in a massive game tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 1:02 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) could return April 15
    Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

    Advice: He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:31 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Middleton goes for 22 & 7 with six steals
    Khris Middleton scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, two assists and six steals in Friday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Middleton is one of the better waiver wire pickups this season and he has leveled out as a top-40 value in his new role as primary scorer for the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 10:01 pm
  • Paul George still on a minutes cap
    Paul George played 14 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's looked healthy while he's out there and is taking very good shots. George is not expected to see his minutes rise over 20 in the near future, so he won't have much value this season. However, this past week bodes well for his value in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 9:42 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Lou Williams hits a game-winning trey
    Lou Williams made a game-winning 3-pointer with nine seconds left on Friday against the Magic, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't run the offense nearly as much as usual, but his minutes didn't take a big hit. Williams also closed this game out with Terrence Ross (ankle) on the sidelines, so that should continue. Expect Williams to play 30-33 minutes sans Ross. He's worth owning in standard leagues regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 6:57 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Kyrie Irving (right hip) out for Friday night
    Kyrie Irving is dealing with a sore right hip injury and will not play on Friday night against the Celtics.

    Advice: He felt the soreness at shootaround and that continued in warmups. Irving looked sharp on Wednesday and he probably would be suiting up had this been a playoff game. Still, he is probably much more likely to be rested in an upcoming game since he's at less than 100 percent Matthew Dellavedova will start, but is not a fantasy option. J.R. Smith and Kevin Love also benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 4:09 pm
  • Alan Anderson without a timetable
    Alan Anderson (ankle) doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I don't know if he's coming back at all," coach Lionel Hollins said. Bojan Bogdanovic is playing some encouraging ball right now and is worth a look in standard leagues. Anderson can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:02 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (right shoulder) out 1-2 weeks
    Arron Afflalo was diagnosed with a right shoulder strain and will miss the next 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: It could be worse and at least Afflalo does have a chance to make it back for the postseason. However, Afflalo's regular season is over, averaging 13.3 points, 3.2 boards, 1.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.5 treys on 42.4 percent from the field. With Afflalo out, C.J. McCollum is really going to get to show what he can do. He's a must-own player. Expect Allen Crabbe to get more run and possibly Alonzo Gee getting in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 2:10 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) out Friday vs. WAS
    Alan Anderson (ankle) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This will be Anderson's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and with him unavailable, look for Thaddeus Young to get all the run he can handle with Bojan Bogdanovic getting some extended run. Bojan has been playing well lately, and he's worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 7:59 am
  • James Harden: 'I am the MVP'
    James Harden made his own case for MVP honors during a recent interview, boldly claiming: "I am the MVP."

    Advice: "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. I'm not taking credit away from anybody else in the league. But I've been consistent all year. I've just been doing the right things to put my team in situations to win, considering all of the different circumstances we've had to deal with." The vote is going to come down to either Harden or Stephen Curry, and you can make a legitimate case for either. Harden may or may not be the MVP this year, but after having a career-year with the Rockets this season, Harden has likely carried a lot of fantasy teams to the Finals with his ridiculous stat lines. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 7:00 am
  • Afflalo will undergo medical testing Friday
    Arron Afflalo is scheduled to undergo medical testing on his right arm in Portland on Friday to determine the extent of his injury.

    Advice: Afflalo said that he felt pain "behind his arm" near his shoulder and triceps area, and the injury was so tender following Thursday's game he was unable to lift his arm above his shoulder. This injury is to his shooting arm, so there's a good chance he misses time as the Blazers attempt to go into the playoffs as healthy as possible. C.J. McCollum is going to be the primary beneficiary with Afflalo unavailable, and he needs to be owned in all leagues after putting up 17 points with a full line on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 6:20 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Allen Crabbe scores five in 14 minutes
    Allen Crabbe played 14 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with five points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Arron Afflalo (shoulder) went down tonight, so Crabbe could be a candidate to start because C.J. McCollum has really thrived in the second unit. Crabbe would still be very unlikely to see minutes over 24 and his usage rate is going to be tiny, but he's at least on the radar. To be clear, McCollum is a way better pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 10:04 pm
  • CJ McCollum playing well, likely to play more
    C.J. McCollum scored 17 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: Apparently, the Blazers had their Wes Matthews (Achilles) replacement right under their nose. McCollum is not nearly the player without the ball that Wes is, but he's really looked fantastic with the ball. In fact, McCollum has made 59.3 percent of his shots with three-plus dribbles in his last five. In those games, he averaged 15.6 points, 3.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 treys on 56.4 percent from the field overall. He should be owned in all leagues already and the injury to Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is just a bonus to his value. This is probably the last "run, don't walk" pickup of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 9:57 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Afflalo may have tore something in shoulder
    Arron Afflalo went to the locker room in the fourth quarter against the Warriors on Thursday and will not return.

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

    Advice: Hinrich is one of those guys that helps his actual team much more than a fantasy team. He's averaging a meager 5.9 points and 2.3 assists on the season, so it's safe to ignore Hinrich in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 3:43 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Allen is expected to be out through the weekend, and it'll be Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Vince Carter picking up the slack in his absence. Green offers the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 3:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • O.J. Mayo receives flop warning from league
    O.J. Mayo was hit with a flop warning for his obvious flop during Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: J.R. Smith nudged Mayo on a drive, which sent him flailing across the court, and this was an obvious call for the league. His next violation will come with a $5,000 price tag. Click the link below to see the flop for yourself. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 2:09 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich probable to play vs Heat Thurs
    Kirk Hinrich is probable to play against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Hinrich only played 15 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Magic, so he'll likely be limited along with Derrick Rose on Thursday. With a split of minutes with both Rose and Aaron Brooks on Thursday, Hinrich has very little fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 10:46 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Paul George has no fears of re-injury
    Paul George (leg) said he has no fears of re-injuring himself.

    Advice: When asked if he was afraid to hurt himself again, George said, ""Nah, I don’t have any fear. Unless they move the stanchions closer." George is averaging 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers over 15.5 minutes in two games since returning from injury. He's worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues, but he's not going to see enough minutes to make a difference in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 10:00 am
     
    Injured
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • C.J. McCollum scores 13 off Blazers bench
    C.J. McCollum came off the bench for 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and a 3-pointer on 6-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: CJM has quietly been rolling, averaging 15.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 56 percent shooting over his last five games. And with the Blazers possibly getting the starters more rest over the next week, McCollum is a guy who should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 10:17 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Arron Afflalo awful on 1-of-7 shooting
    Arron Afflalo started again on Wednesday but hit just 1-of-7 shots for four points, three rebounds and one assist in a win over Minnesota.

    Advice: He's scored four, 10 and five points in each of his last three games, and he just can't seem to get into a groove for the Blazers. Start him at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 10:15 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • James Harden scores 22 in a loss
    James Harden made 6-of-15 from the field against the Spurs during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This one is going to sting for the Rockets with the Grizzlies and Blazers winning tonight while the Clippers are on a four-game winning streak. In fact, it's very possible the Rockets fall to the fifth seed this weekend with a loss to the Spurs on Friday. They'll be in Houston for that one, though. The Rockets also set the record for most 3-pointers in a season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:47 pm
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