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  • Trey Burke scores 22 points with four steals
    Trey Burke scored 22 points in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He got some extra touches on offense with Derrick Favors (back) in street clothes, and the Jazz also opted to stick with him down the stretch over rookie Dante Exum. Burke did shoot just 8-of-23 from the field and 1-of-8 from deep, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Over his last five games Burke has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 boards, 2.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in over 33 minutes per game, and he belongs on most fantasy rosters as long he stays hot.
    22 minutes ago
  • Andrea Bargnani scores 14 vs. the Bulls
    Andrea Bargnani scored 14 points against the Bulls during a 111-80 loss on Saturday, adding seven rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks have lost two games this week 111-80 -- the Clippers beat them by that score on Wednesday. They also set a franchise record for losses in a season with 60 tonight. Is it the NBA Draft yet?
    Today, 7:52 pm
  • Robbie Hummel questionable to play
    Robbie Hummel (hand) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He is hopeful to return this season, but being questionable for Sunday is a little optimistic. He would likely get some forward minutes upon his return, but keep him on the wire in just about all leagues.
    Today, 3:22 pm
  • Paul Millsap won't play on Saturday night
    Paul Millsap (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: It's rest for Millsap and he's going to be sitting more in the future. The Hawks have another road game in a back-to-back set coming up on Tuesday in Detroit, so expect Millsap to sit in that game, as well. With Sapper out, Mike Muscala will likely start while the Hawks could use some stretch fours in Austin Daye and a couple other options.
    Today, 12:38 pm
  • Enes Kanter says he misses the mountains
    Enes Kanter said on Saturday that the only thing he misses in Utah is the mountains.

    Advice: "I don't want to make no comments on them, but I think, after I went to OKC, I was like 'Oh man, this is how NBA teams [are],'" Kanter said. "Everything there is just professional. Everything they do is for the players. You just only focus on basketball." Well, the boo birds are going to be flocking to Utah tonight. Plus, Rudy Gobert will probably guard Kanter on several possessions. It should be fun.
    Today, 11:20 am
  • Robert Sacre hopes to remain a Laker
    Robert Sacre is hopeful that the Lakers exercise their team option on him for next season.

    Advice: "I would love to be back here. It would be fun," said Sacre. "You’re a Laker. What else can you ask for? There’s no other franchise like it. It’s an honor to wear purple and gold." Sacre has gotten some extra opportunities in the past three games due to the Lakers holding Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer out of the lineup, and he has put up averages of just 3.7 points, 3.0 boards and 1.0 steal over that span. There is no denying that Sacre is a great teammate, but unless these numbers appeal to you, he belongs on the wire in most leagues.
    Today, 6:35 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 27 points vs. Suns
    LaMarcus Aldridge hit a few wild shots against the Suns during an 87-81 victory on Friday, scoring a game-high 27 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns did a decent job on defense, but Aldridge was just knocking down contested shots. He made all six shots from the field in the fourth quarter for 15 points in that frame. Aldridge doesn't appear to be bothered by an index finger injury that kept him out of action on Tuesday, so his fantasy owners can keep him locked and loaded for Saturday because coach Terry Stotts isn't a fan of resting players. In his three previous games against the Nuggets, LMA averaged 26.3 points and 3.0 blocks per game, so his owners should have high hopes.
    Yesterday, 11:44 pm
  • Burke stays inefficient in loss to Nuggets
    Trey Burke hit just 3-of-12 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Dante Exum (12 minutes) did not play in the second half due to an illness, and for Burke's part he did not hit a three and that's part of the allure here since he's going to hurt your field goal percentage and/or disappear. Burke has been a late-round value lately largely because he has averaged 17.3 shots in his last four games, including two without Gordon Hayward. Derrick Favors' back injury might keep that number up and he's worth a look if you can live with his blemishes.
    Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Brandan Wright drops to just 18 minutes
    Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

    Advice: The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again.
    Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 19 points in loss
    Marcus Morris scored 19 points in 44 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with 12 boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's been very busy on the glass with four double-digit board games in his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 boards, 3.6 dimes, 1.4 steals and 1.8 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. Brandon Knight (ankle) was very close to a return yet again tonight, so Marcus will likely be losing playing time in the near future. He's worth owning in standard leagues until Knight can actually make it through a warmup, though.
    Yesterday, 11:18 pm
  • Conley logs 32 minutes in home loss to GSW
    Mike Conley led the team with 32 minutes played in the Grizzlies' 107-84 home loss to the Warriors on Friday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, five assists and three steals.

    Advice: Conley is as banged up as they come due to multiple ankle sprains and a suspect shooting wrist, but as you can see in the big game he pushed through it for greater returns. The Grizzlies have lost their cushion ahead of the pack with just a half-game lead over Houston for the No. 2 slot, and if they don't get things turned around they could fall at least a few places below that. Unless they decide it's worth resting Conley even at the expense of seeding, he's going to keep playing through his ailments.
    Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Green goes for 16 and eight off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-12 shots (including two threes) with eight rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Tony Allen got knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury and the rest of the backcourt isn't exactly a picture of health. Green's minutes become solidified if Allen misses any time and he might be in line for a few more touches too. He's on a bit of a hot streak with mid-round value over the last two weeks, but the Grizzlies' pair of three-game weeks offsets some of the buzz that might create. Give him a look with late-round expectations.
    Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points vs. Rockets
    Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points against the Rockets on Friday during a 120-110 loss, adding four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's having a very strong second half and no player has logged more minutes than him since the break. Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 22.6 points, 5.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 treys. He and Nerlens Noel are making it tough on voters for Rookie of the Year.
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown scores six
    Lorenzo Brown scored six points with two rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The minutes and dimes are there, but the scoring isn't just yet. Kevin Martin (hamstrings) appears to be out for a couple more games, so expect Brown to have plenty of minutes headed his way. He'll likely have more offensive responsibility on Sunday. He's only worth a look in 16-team leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Chase Budinger puts up 23 points vs. Houston
    Chase Budinger scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He's basically the sixth man for the Wolves right now. The Wolves only had seven guys log more than 10 minutes for the second consecutive game, so being the sixth man is a pretty good gig. Budinger scored 22 points on Wednesday and is worth owning in standard leagues right now.
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Alan Anderson plays 30 minutes on Friday
    Alan Anderson logged 30 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: With Thaddeus Young (knee) looking doubtful for Sunday's game and possibly more, this type of workload seems like a decent bet until Young gets back. Anderson has a week of late-round value under his belt and isn't going to blow you away, but if you need shooting guard stats he could be worth a look.
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Il Mago Reappears: Andrea Bargnani scores 25
    Andrea Bargnani scored a game-high 25 points against the Celtics on Friday with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He played a season high in minutes and matched his season high in scoring. Bargnani was starting to fade before tonight with a six-point game on Wednesday while he only had 1.0 boards per game in his last two. He should still be worth owning in standard leagues even with his inconsistency.
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge is probable vs. Suns
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He played on Wednesday and Aldridge is fully expected to play even in road game during a back-to-back set. Aldridge didn't have success against the Suns his last time out with a 19-point game on 38.9 percent shooting, so he should be much better tonight.
    Yesterday, 11:48 am
  • Flip Saunders praises Chase Budinger's play
    Flip Saunders praised Chase Budinger's play and professionalism during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He’s got his confidence," Saunders said. "He was able to stay with it. He was able to keep on playing through. Some guys, especially veterans, might have given up on it. Said, ‘This is kind of a lost season.’ But he kept on shooting, kept on working on his game. And when an opportunity came, he took advantage of it. He’s extremely professional." Budinger has excelled since being forced into the rotation due to a slew of injuries to Minnesota's roster, and over the past eight games he has put in averages of 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 three-pointers on 53.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in all standard leagues while he's this hot.
    Yesterday, 6:50 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday March 25.
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Brandan Wright still getting some burn
    Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s.
    Thursday, 12:14 am
  • Marcus Morris scores 19 points vs. Kings
    Marcus Morris scored 19 points with three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Perhaps he's earned more playing time now that he's playing well, averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys on 48.3 percent from the field in his last five. Brandon Knight could be back soon, so Morris owners might want to start planning for his value to dip.
    Thursday, 12:08 am
  • 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge looks good in return
    LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a finger injury on Wednesday and had 19 points, nine rebounds and a block on 7-of-18 shooting.

    Advice: Not bad at all, especially considering that owners of Nicolas Batum were tortured by seeing him in street clothes. Aldridge said after the game that his hand is still in pain, but not enough that it will prevent him from playing. Aldridge has truly been a warrior this season, playing through injury after injury.
    Wednesday, 11:13 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes.
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Lo Brown starts for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had eight points, nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Lo-Bro played 35 minutes and as long as Kevin Martin is resting, Brown could continue to see 30-plus minutes a night. Deep leaguers should give him a look.
    Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins' big line not enough
    Andrew Wiggins hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 27 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Wiggins looks like the Rookie of the Year and might have sewn up the award with tonight's line. He's having a great season and while he's faded at times, looks like he might finish strong. He's played 49 minutes in two straight games.
    Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores six points in loss
    Andrea Bargnani played just 19 minutes and hit 2-of-7 shots for six points and one rebound in Wednesday's predictably ugly loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Bargs broke a streak of 12 straight games in double figures and while he generally doesn't do much besides score 16 a night, he at least had blocked five shots in his previous three games coming in. He got into some foul trouble and the Knicks had no reason to use him with the game basically over after the first quarter. He should bounce back soon, but just don't expect him to do much besides score.
    Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start vs. Jazz
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He only needed one game on the sidelines after saying he was going to take his time coming back. This is a very important game for the Blazers against one of the better teams since the break. The Jazz have shut down a slew of power forward, but it'll be interesting to see how LMA does given his different style of play. He's obviously worth starting in all leagues.
    Wednesday, 5:52 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown starting for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin is "available to play" for the Wolves, which is pretty much meaningless. Brown probably won't play 45 minutes like he did on Monday, but he could play around 30 or so. Give him a look in deep leagues.
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nic Batum are questionable
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) are questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is an improvement here with the pair being listed as doubtful for Tuesday. Aldridge did not play in that game and he's also said he's not looking to rush back, but he certainly could come back tonight or Friday. His fantasy owners shouldn't be too optimistic for his status in a late game. Dorell Wright started on Tuesday, but coach Terry Stotts might play the matchup against Derrick Favors and go with Meyers Leonard in the starting lineup.
    Wednesday, 12:06 pm
  • Enes Kanter drops 25 & 16 w/ four assists
    Enes Kanter steamrolled the Lakers on Tuesday, posting 25 points (10-of-15 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 28 minutes.

    Advice: He faced a frontcourt of Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly, so it's not shocking that Kanter scored as though he were the only player on the court. His offensive role is rock solid with both Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant out of commission, and he's making the most of his opportunity -- over OKC's past six games, Kanter is racking up 21.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, while making 56.5 percent FGs and 88.5 percent FTs.
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum out Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, and Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright will shift into the starting lineup.

    Advice: Aldridge is dealing with some swelling and wasn't able to move his hand properly after leaving Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He also recently said that he won't rush back from injury, so he should be considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz. With Kaman and Batum also out tonight, Joel Freeland, Dorell Wright and Meyers Leonard should get plenty of opportunities in the frontcourt, while Alonzo Gee and C.J. McCollum could be in line for more minutes on the wing. However, this is the Blazers we are talking about, so nothing is off the table at this point.
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Aldridge, Batum, Kaman still doubtful Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger), Nicolas Batum (back) and Chris Kaman (shoulder) will all "most likely" not play on Tuesday, according to Terry Stotts.

    Advice: All three guys are listed as doubtful to face the Warriors and fantasy owners should prepare to be without them. Meyers Leonard gains the most if Aldridge is forced to sit out, with Joel Freeland and Dorell Wright also helping to fill the void at PF. None of them are appetizing fantasy players, however, especially in a tough matchup with Golden State.
    Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • Adams impressed with Kanter's offense
    Steven Adams said he's been impressed with teammate Enes Kanter's offensive skills.

    Advice: Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Thunder and his recent surge has not been lost on his teammate. "No, not at all," Adams said when asked if he knew that Kanter had this type of offensive skill. "I was like, ‘What? This is surprising.’ But I don’t know. He’s just a lot more comfortable here I think." While it would be nice for Kanter to improve his defensive stats, fantasy owners have to enjoy his nightly potential for a double-double.
    Tuesday, 7:44 am
  • 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
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk.
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Wiggins scores 22 points in 49 minutes
    Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Wiggins has been quiet but it's possible he's ready to explode in the fantasy playoffs. If the Wolves continue to have more injured folks than healthy folks, it's almost guaranteed.
    Monday, 8:59 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown logs 45 minutes on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown started for Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday and logged 45 minutes, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: Brown will be a tough bet in standard leagues even if we know the same pack of Wolves are going to be out on Wednesday. Chances are one or more of them will return and make Brown a bystander, but in DFS leagues he might have some short-term value.
    Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Conley quiet in easy win over the Knicks
    Mike Conley was quiet in Monday's win over the Knicks, scoring seven points on 3-of-10 shooting (including a three) with one rebound and four assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was a good spot for the Grizzlies to go easy on Conley and due to his various ailments owners are going to have to deal with some off-nights. Expectations are probably best set in the mid-rounds in terms of value and the Grizzlies would love to get some separation for the No. 2 seed so they could outright rest him.
    Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown to start for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown will start in place of Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: As they say on the internet, "Welp!" It sounds like Martin is going to be limited, so Brown might get 20-30 minutes tonight. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are going to get more chances at shots.
    Monday, 6:01 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge has index finger sprain
    LaMarcus Aldridge is dealing with a left index finger sprain and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: The good news is that this isn't another thumb injury for Aldridge. He is still not going to be in a rush to return to the lineup and his owners in weekly leagues should be expecting him to miss at least one game. With LMA out, it'll be Dorell Wright, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland filling in at power forward. C.J. McCollum may also be asked to help Damian Lillard with the scoring.
    Monday, 2:23 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) doubtful Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's not going to rush back from his hand injury. His owners in weekly leagues should be looking for other options this week. Aldridge was replaced by Meyers Leonard to start the second half on Saturday, but Leonard didn't score vs. the Grizzlies. With LMA out, it was Leonard, Dorell Wright and Joel Freeland picking up minutes at power forward. Wright looks like the most attractive option right now.
    Monday, 12:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris flirts with a triple-double
    Marcus Morris flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's 98-92 win over the Mavericks, scoring 11 points with 11 boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Brandon Knight (ankle) has a chance to return from injury on Wednesday vs. the Kings, but Morris has shown what he can do with extended minutes. Morris has posted averages of 13.6 points, 8.8 boards, 3.8 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he certainly gave head coach Jeff Hornacek something to think about after this performance. Even though Knight's return would likely see Morris shift to the bench, he is simply too hot to let go of right now.
    Sunday, 8:47 pm
  • Enes Kanter puts up big double-double Sunday
    Enes Kanter got it done on Sunday, scoring a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Kanter was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, and he appears to have found his home in Oklahoma. Kanter's numbers are up across the board since arriving in OKC, as he's averaging 16.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game on an impressive 55.9 percent shooting from the field. He doesn't do a lot aside from score and rebound, but with zero competition for minutes, he'll continue to be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. Keep rolling him out there.
    Sunday, 4:06 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores 16 points vs. Raptors
    Andrea Bargnani scored 16 points during Sunday's road loss, making 6-of-13 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with three rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: The home crowd in Toronto booed Bargnani, as usual, and it must have been strange to see him healthy and productive after years of injury-shortened seasons for the Raptors. He posted a team-worst +/- rating of -20 on Sunday, but to his credit Bargnani's 16.6 PER is the highest of his nine-year NBA career. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect more than scoring with a handful of boards and blocks.
    Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) will play vs. the Heat
    Enes Kanter (ankle) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Kanter was able to go through practice on Saturday and his ankle reportedly responded well, so there is no reason to think that he will have any limitations. With Serge Ibaka ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury, Kanter will be a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Mitch McGary will shift to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
    Sunday, 10:20 am
  • 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
  • Marcus Morris scores 17 points with 10 boards
    Marcus Morris finally got it going against the Rockets on Saturday with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This was the production we were expecting since the Brandon Knight (ankle) injury. Morris should continue to log minutes and get shots in the first team, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Knight still hasn't practiced yet and could miss another game or two. Although, if Morris is still on the wire, most of his value is probably behind him.
    Saturday, 9:02 pm
  • Brandan Wright plays 30 minutes
    Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Mike Conley scores 21 points with nine dimes
    Mike Conley had his best game since the All-Star break during a 97-86 win over the Blazers on Saturday with 21 points, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: While he did take advantage of a good matchup, Conley needed a big game tonight. His 34 minutes were above his season average of 31.7 and a nice step up from Friday's 26 minutes. He'll get another great matchup against the Knicks on Monday to begin a four-game week.
    Saturday, 8:39 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 23 points with nine boards
    Jeff Green was terrific in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Saturday with 23 points, nine rebounds and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He and Tony Allen picked up most of Courtney Lee's (hand) minutes. Green is going to move back to the bench once Lee gets healthy, but he still looked good on Friday with 15 points. Unless you were already eyeing him, Green isn't a great pickup in shallow leagues. He's worth a look if you need scoring, though.
    Saturday, 8:37 pm
  • Robbie Hummel could play this season
    Robbie Hummel (hand) could return at some point this season.

    Advice: The team is going to wait for him to fully heal, but they need forwards right now. Hummel can be left on the wire in all leagues until he practices. Additionally, the Wolves updating Hummel and Anthony Bennett is either really good or bad on the status of Justin Hamilton (illness).
    Saturday, 12:14 pm
  • Enes Kanter has a chance to play Sunday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) was moving around at practice on Saturday and has a chance to play against the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Well, this would be a welcomed sight. The Thunder lost Nick Collison (ankle) for 10 days, so they're down to just two healthy big men in Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. If Kanter can't give it a go, OKC will use a number of smaller lineups because of McGary being out of place so often on defense. Perry Jones may get some run at power forward, but the main beneficiaries will be Adams, Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook might score 50, of course. Kanter is worth stashing with Kevin Durant (foot) out indefinitely.
    Saturday, 11:15 am
  • Jeff Green asked for his new bench role
    Jeff Green asked head coach Dave Joerger if he could come off the bench prior to Friday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The move certainly paid off for Green and he was really active with the second unit, scoring 15 points with three boards, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes. "The flow was there," Green said after their win over the Mavericks. "I’m going to end up playing with those guys in the starting unit anyway. But it’s good for myself because now I can be more aggressive. I don’t have to worry about getting Marc [Gasol] and Zach [Randolph] involved. By the time I get in they’ve already been involved. It’s on me to just go in be aggressive and try to score." Green will likely continue coming off the bench for the foreseeable future, and it looks like his value could actually be on the rise.
    Saturday, 9:57 am
  • Millsap posts yet another versatile line
    Paul Millsap scored 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Millsap was great as usual and he's turning in a top 12-14 season so far. DeMarre Carroll scored 15 points with one trey, and Al Horford (10 points, 5-of-7 FGs, 11 rebounds, four assists, one block) and Jeff Teague (11 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, one trey) both got things moving in the right direction.
    Friday, 11:06 pm
  • Mike Conley plays 26 minutes in return
    Mike Conley played 26 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday during a 112-101 win over the Mavs with 14 points, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Even though the Grizzlies had this game under control, Conley didn't check out until 52 seconds left in the game. He will likely have his minutes a shade under 30 against the Blazers on Saturday in a game with major playoff implications. Considering some of the big lines Damian Lillard is giving up, Conley is a must-start.
    Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Jeff Green looks good as the sixth man
    Jeff Green came off the bench against the Mavs on Friday with 15 points, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was a good game for him and he'll be able to do more on offense if he's getting more run with the second unit. This is another reminder that starting doesn't necessarily mean more fantasy value. Green will continue to be a low-end player to own going forward, but keep an eye on him to see if he plays well again on Saturday.
    Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Mike Conley (ankle) says he'll play Friday
    Mike Conley (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so Conley must be feeling pretty good. He looked fine in warmups and could be ready for a full complement of minutes. He'll look to take advantage of a favorable matchup tonight and should be in all lineups.
    Friday, 4:20 pm
  • Mike Conley (ankle) is a game-time call
    Mike Conley (ankle) is a game-time decision to play against the Mavs on Friday.

    Advice: This game is on the road and it's on the front end of a back-to-back set, so Conley is probably a little closer to doubtful here. Still, he's been out since Mar. 11 and could make it back with so much time off. If he's out, Beno Udrih will have a good chance to take advantage of Rajon Rondo's sub-par defense.
    Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) out Friday vs. the Hawks
    Enes Kanter (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Kanter, Serge Ibaka (knee), and Kevin Durant (foot) all out tonight, Russell Westbrook is going to be ridiculous. With regards to the frontcourt, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary will all be in line for extended minutes, with Adams offering the most upside out of the group. McGary will be an intriguing name to monitor, but after Scott Brooks limited him to just six minutes during his Wednesday’s game, he remains a very risky option in daily leagues. We'll consider Kanter questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami.
    Friday, 9:51 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
  • Wright On: Brandan blocks seven, scores 16
    Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer.
    Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Marcus Morris has an awful shooting game
    Marcus Morris made 1-of-11 from the field for two points with 13 rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 40 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: To make matters worse, Morris missed both attempts from the line to give him a true shooting percentage of 8.4. March has been a fiasco for his shooting, making just 33.3 percent from the field, which is even worse considering he's making 75.0 percent of his shots at the rim in that span. Awful shooting aside, Morris is still worth owning in standard leagues until Brandon Knight (ankle) gets back.
    Thursday, 9:48 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look.
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores 14 with four boards
    Andrea Bargnani scored 14 points with four boards and no other stats against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: Amazingly, he was 7-of-16 from the field for the third consecutive game. Bargnani has cooled off in the fantasy world because he's not doing much else outside of scoring with some blocks. He's still a hold in standard leagues, but isn't a must-own guy if you're looking for a higher ceiling.
    Thursday, 7:25 pm
  • Mike Conley (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Mike Conley (ankle) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This is the third time this season Conley has been forced to sit due to a right ankle injury, and if he's again unable to go on Friday, it'll mark his fifth straight game on the sidelines. Beno Udrih will start at the point guard spot with Nick Calathes seeing extended minutes off the bench if Conley is indeed unavailable, and with averages of 11.4 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game on 55.2 percent shooting from the field as a starter, Udrih will be someone to consider as a streamer option in Conley’s absence. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 12:38 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) misses practice Thursday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Scott Brooks said if there were a game today, Kanter would not suit up.

    Advice: We'll be considering Kanter questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks, and if he's unable to go, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary would get all the run they can handle. Owners can expect to get another update on Kanter's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 11:14 am
  • Andrew Wiggins plans on staying in Minnesota
    Andrew Wiggins said he doesn't plan on leaving the Timberwolves for a very long time.

    Advice: When asked if he'd be interested in signing with his hometown Raptors once his contract with Minnesota is over, Wiggins said, "I love Minnesota. They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there a very, very, very long time." While anything can happen over the next four years, the soon-to-be Rookie of the Year is averaging 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks on the season and is a must-start in all fantasy leagues right now.
    Thursday, 7:48 am
  • Enes Kanter's X-Rays come back negative
    Post-game X-Rays on Enes Kanter (ankle) came back negative and revealed a mild sprain of his left ankle.

    Advice: Kanter was limping badly after Wednesday's game against the Celtics, but will be listed as day-to-day for now. It would be a surprise to see him suit up for Friday's game against the Hawks, so fantasy owners will want to look to Steven Adams as he'll see all the minutes he can handle if Kanter is out.
    Thursday, 6:40 am
  • Paul Millsap goes for 16 & 9 in bad loss
    Paul Millsap had 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-14 shooting in Wednesday's blowout loss at Golden State.

    Advice: The Warriors crushed the road-weary Hawks tonight, but Millsap at least showed up, unlike teammate Al Horford.
    Wednesday, 11:13 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up.
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) has bad limp after game
    Enes Kanter (ankle) had a bad limp following Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: He was using a team employee as a crutch and couldn't put much weight on his left foot. At this point, it looks like Kanter is going to miss Friday's game, so there will be a ton of minutes going to Steven Adams. Besides him, there are not really many adds to make with Kevin Durant (foot) likely back for Friday.
    Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani not ruling out return to NYK
    Andrea Bargnani's agent, Leon Rose, told the New York Daily News that Bargnani would like to remain with the Knicks past this season.

    Advice: "Andrea is optimistic about what Phil [Jackson] is trying to accomplish and he certainly wants to be part of it," Rose said. "But he’s a free agent this summer so it’s too early to predict what may or may not happen." Saying that Bargnani's play has turned heads would be an understatement, and after two injury-riddled seasons so far in New York, he is somehow averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.0 block per game over his last five. The wheels could fall off at any moment, but his owners should continue to deploy him while he is this hot.
    Wednesday, 7:13 am
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