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  • Zach Randolph (elbow) intends to play Friday
    Zach Randolph (hyper-extended elbow) insisted that he will play vs. the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: The injury caused Z-Bo to lose feeling in his right hand but he plans to receive treatment, wear a sleeve on his right arm, and take the court for Friday's important matchup with OKC. With two full days before the Grizzlies' next game we'll have plenty of warning if Randolph is at risk of a DNP.
    Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • David Lee scores 17 points w/ Draymond out
    David Lee made another fill-in start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting with seven boards, one assist and zero defensive stats in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Draymond Green was resting a shin injury and may miss another game during the Warriors' back-to-back set on Saturday and Sunday. Lee was solid offensively tonight but he's yet to take advantage of his rare starts this season -- in three games he's now averaging a mediocre 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks in 27.3 minutes. That's not enough juice to squeeze value out of Lee in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 40 pts in losing effort
    Blake Griffin's elbow injury didn't cause a hitch on Tuesday as he racked up 40 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks, while making 16-of-25 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: It helped that Warriors forward Draymond Green (shin) was out, which left Griffin matched up with defensive-sieve David Lee for most of the night. You won't hear Blake's fantasy owners complain. He was the focal point of L.A.'s attack tonight and has three more games this week, so this statistical cornucopia is an early gift for all of his owners.
    Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Andrew Bogut logs 30 minutes vs. Clippers
    Andrew Bogut had six points on 3-of-5 shooting, nine rebounds, five assists and one block in 30 minutes vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bogut was excited for a bigger offensive role under Steve Kerr this season, yet his current usage rate of 13.1 percent is the second-lowest of his 10-year NBA career. He's averaging under 25 minutes per game in March but is still racking up top-100 value thanks to solid rebounds (8.4), assists (2.3), steals (0.7) and blocks (1.6). That comes with excellent 58.2 percent FG shooting, and his miserable FT shooting (33.3) is so lightly weighted that it hardly affects fantasy owners -- he's attempted three free throws all month. He's a solid option when active, but keep in mind he could be rested during back-to-back games this weekend.
    Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Chris Andersen (calf) starts for Heat on Tues
    Chris Andersen (calf) returned on Tuesday with four points, 10 rebounds (five offensive), two steals and two blocks in an 81-95 loss to San Antonio.

    Advice: The Birdman gritted his teeth tonight, playing through pain to give Miami some much-needed rebounding and defense while starting ahead of Hassan Whiteside (hand). The Heat centers are likely to swap jobs for Thursday's game, with Andersen heading to the bench, and he's only worth a look if you need boards and blocks in a deep league.
    Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside plays well off Miami's bench
    Hassan Whiteside's lacerated right hand didn't slow him down vs. the Spurs, as he racked up 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks without any turnovers in 23 minutes off Miami's bench.

    Advice: Whiteside played with an awkward bandage that limited the use of his right hand, but he made some emphatic right-handed blocks and produced more than fantasy owners could have reasonably anticipated. He almost had to play tonight with Udonis Haslem (illness) out of commission, but his solid play suggests he'll be fine for Thursday's road game regardless of Haslem's status. Keep Whiteside locked into all active lineups.
    Yesterday, 8:11 pm
  • Roy Hibbert shoots 3-of-11 in costly defeat
    Roy Hibbert made only 3-of-11 FGs during Tuesday's defeat, adding three rebounds, one steal and three blocks in just 20 minutes of court-time.

    Advice: Hibbert made a key block down the stretch but his offensive ineptitude is hard to overcome for a Pacers team that already lacks efficient scorers -- the Pacers' offense even stalled out with 40 seconds left in a five-point game, resulting in a missed 3-pointer from Hibbert. That said, he's providing late-round value in March and is worth deploying if you need solid rebounds, blocks and percentages.
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Mason Plumlee held to 12 foul-plagued minutes
    Mason Plumlee shifted to the bench with Thad Young (knee) healthy on Tuesday, finishing with only four points, three rebounds and one block in 12 foul-plagued minutes.

    Advice: The Nets won two straight games in Thaddeus Young's absence but he still overtook Plumlee for the starting PF job tonight. Plumlee hasn't been a viable fantasy option with Brook Lopez healthy this season, so it hardly matters where he begins games for Brooklyn.
    Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Mike Muscala snares career-high 13 rebounds
    Mike Muscala took advantage of extra playing time on Tuesday with six points, 13 rebounds (six offensive) and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The big man from Bucknell set a new career-high with the 13 boards. He's a sketchy fantasy option in the Hawks' final seven games, though the likelihood of DNP-CDs for Al Horford and Paul Millsap at least put him on the radar for fill-in value. We'll let you know if and when he's worth considering as a flier.
    Yesterday, 7:07 pm
  • Al Horford scores 16 points on 8-of-10 FGs
    Al Horford avoided a dreaded DNP-CD on Tuesday, finishing a disappointing loss vs. the Pistons with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He played only 24 minutes but the Pistons' frontcourt defense has been poor all season -- opposing centers are averaging 21.4 points vs. the Pistons in March, the second-highest mark behind only the Nets (23.5). That's worth keeping in mind if you own other centers who will face Detroit this week -- Al Jefferson, Joakim Noah/Pau Gasol and Hassan Whiteside. As for Horford, the risk of another DNP-CD this week has at least been mitigated since the Hawks don't play again until Saturday.
    Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Paul Millsap held to four pts in 24 minutes
    Paul Millsap struggled in 24 minutes of action vs. the Pistons, making 1-of-7 shots to finish with four points, four boards, four assists and two steals.

    Advice: The Hawks were expected to rest some players tonight but coach Mike Budenholzer changed his mind at the last minute, perhaps influenced by Atlanta's light upcoming schedule -- they play just once in the next six days (vs. the Nets on Saturday). Every starter played exactly 24 minutes, being subbed in and out as a unit tonight, and fantasy owners must brace themselves for similarly messy boxscores over Atlanta's final seven games.
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) expected to play Tues
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) is expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Whiteside will come off the bench behind starting center Chris Andersen. His pain tolerance is a main concern for the Heat, as well as the fear that he'll re-tear his stitches before the wound fully heals. His offense is likely to suffer due to the bulky protective bandage on his hand, but his talent is great enough that he belongs in all active lineups.
    Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Chris Andersen (calf) starts vs. San Antonio
    Chris Andersen (left calf contusion) will start for the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: How many minutes he'll play is another question, but Miami's frontcourt is running on fumes so they'll take anything they can get from the Birdman. Hassan Whiteside (hand) is on the active roster but it's unclear how many minutes he'll log -- with Udonis Haslem (illness) already unavailable, Andersen could be busy in a tough matchup with the Spurs.
    Yesterday, 4:25 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) aims to return this season
    Greg Monroe (knee) hopes to return for the Pistons' "last five games," according to Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: Monroe is slowly ramping up his activity and could return as soon as this weekend, according to SVG, though a return for the final five games would have him in uniform on Wednesday, Apr. 8. Anyone struggling to win this week should look for safer options, but this at least gives some hope to owners holding Monroe until the bitter end.
    Yesterday, 3:47 pm
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) a game-time decision
    Updating a previous report, Hassan Whiteside (hand) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that if Whiteside can play, it might only be for seven minutes, so he's clearly going to be limited tonight. He's not really capable of using his right hand at all, but Miami is so banged up that they could actually use a one-armed Whiteside even in just a seven-minute stretch. He's a very risky option tonight.
    Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) a GTD Tuesday
    Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Andersen will warm up with the intention of playing tonight, and things will be very interesting for Miami if he can't play. Udonis Haslem (flu) has already been ruled out, and Hassan Whiteside (hand) will be a game-time decision, so there's a chance we see some Michael Beasley at the center spot. Tim Duncan should have any easy time scoring tonight.
    Yesterday, 3:33 pm
  • Pain tolerance main obstacle for Whiteside
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) said that pain tolerance will dictate whether he can play.

    Advice: "It felt weird, but I’m gonna do the best I can," Whiteside said. "You’re gonna see a lot more lefty. As long as I don’t spread my fingers and they keep them taped together, I can’t reopen the stitches. It’s surrounded by a pad, so it can be slapped and everything. It’s just about what I can tolerate on the court with the pain. They cleared me. It’s just the performance and how well I can play." Whiteside remains questionable for tonight's game, but it sounds like even if he does play, he's going to be very limited on the offensive end. Udonis Haslem's won't be worth using in most leagues if Whiteside suits up.
    Yesterday, 3:17 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) out for Wednesday
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) will not play Wednesday vs. the Kings, as expected.

    Advice: Motiejunas may be able to return before the regular-season ends, but with no clear return date in sight, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Josh Smith will continue to get all the run he can handle for however long Motiejunas and Terrence Jones (lung) are sidelined.
    Yesterday, 1:48 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Howard is going to sit either Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, or Thursday's game vs. the Mavericks, and owners can expect another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. When he sits, Joey Dorsey will slot into the starting center spot, although he can only be viewed as a rebounding specialist in extremely deep leagues. Josh Smith, however, will get all the run he can handle when Dwight is out of commission, and he's the guy that should be targeted in daily leagues.
    Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng (concussion) out Wednesday
    Gorgui Dieng (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: That leaves Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne as the only truly healthy big men on the roster, and Payne will again be forced into heavy minutes on Wednesday. Hamilton will get the start again on Wednesday, and he's slowly been seeing his minutes increased, so he's worth a look in most leagues given his upside. Payne logged 32 minutes of action on Monday, but only managed to put up five rebounds, two assists, and a steal with four turnovers while missing all seven of his field goal attempts, so he's not a great option in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 1:24 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • David Lee will start Tuesday vs. the Clippers
    David Lee will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Lee will replace Draymond Green (rest) in the starting lineup, and he's good for some points and rebounds, although he really doesn't do much else. Through two starts this season, Lee has put in averages of 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the field. He can be viewed as a low-end streamer option in deep leagues, but he's not a great play in daily leagues.
    Yesterday, 12:13 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) goes through practice
    Kris Humphries (groin) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and said he thinks he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Humphries has spent the past month on the sidelines, so he's likely going to be eased back into the rotation. With season averages of just 8.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, it's safe to leave Humphries on the wire in nearly all leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:01 am
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Ryan Anderson questionable for Weds vs Lakers
    Ryan Anderson (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Anderson went through his first full-court scrimmage on Tuesday and now has a chance to play against the Lakers. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but fantasy owners with an extra roster spot will want to see if Anderson is available on waivers.
    Yesterday, 10:42 am
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Greg Monroe out Tuesday vs Hawks
    Greg Monroe (knee) has been officially ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: It wouldn't be a huge shock to see the Pistons shut Monroe for the rest of the season at this point as they're firmly out of the playoff picture. Anthony Tolliver will again pick up the start on Tuesday, while Monroe can be dropped by fantasy owners who are fighting to get to the next round of their playoffs.
    Yesterday, 9:16 am
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Ryan Anderson says he's ready to return
    Ryan Anderson (knee) said he's ready to return to the Pelicans' lineup at some point over the next three games.

    Advice: Anderson is expected to go through his first full-court scrimmage workout Tuesday after missing the team's previous 17 games. "'I'm definitely going to be back on this road trip,'' Anderson said. ''That's my full intention." While Anderson isn't a must-add player in standard fantasy leagues, he's worth a flier for owners with an extra roster spot as long as he's able to stick to his outlined timetable.
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Hamilton slowly ramping back up for Minny
    Justin Hamilton started for Gorgui Dieng (concussion) scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist and one block over 25 minutes in the Wolves' 104-84 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton continues to ramp his minutes back up after suffering a concussion and it's a shame because he was showing real mid-round upside at the time he got hurt. Dieng's absence helps him out a bit, but there should be more than enough room for him to produce regardless of Dieng's status.
    Monday, 11:10 pm
  • Johnson grabs 16 rebounds in win over HOU
    Amir Johnson grabbed 16 rebounds in Monday's win over the Rockets, and also chipped in with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson is enjoying a four-game week and was a relatively safe, albeit low-end play for owners this week. This gets him off to a good start and if you started his counterpart, Patrick Patterson (seven points, one three, four boards, one steal, 28 minutes) better luck next time.
    Monday, 10:42 pm
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Valanciunas blocks five shots vs. Rockets
    Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with nine rebounds, one steal and five blocks in Monday's win.

    Advice: This is the type of line that tantalizes owners, as it shows how he can create a quick path to top-24 upside. Valanciunas has chipped away to top 40-50 value this season by staying in the lineup every night.
    Monday, 10:33 pm
  • Brandan Wright could game more run
    Brandan Wright played 18 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with four points, six boards and two assists.

    Advice: Alex Len probably broke his nose tonight, so Wright could have more minutes headed his way. When Len sprained his ankle earlier this month, Wright was an early-round asset as a starter. If you want to take a chance, give Wright a look in all leagues.
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins may not play in road games
    DeMarcus Cousins may not play in remaining road games this season based on some comments from George Karl.

    Advice: "I said, 'Instead of thinking about shutting it down, let's try to find some days that you can get your body rested.' We might schedule a piece of our games and [rest Cousins] again," coach George Karl said. "It gives me an opportunity to experiment a little bit. At home, I'd like to go in and [let Cousins play] every game. But on the road, I might experiment a little bit more." He's likely out on Wednesday, but the Kings do have three home games from Apr. 3-7. After that, four of their final five games will be on the road. Cousins isn't a must-own player right now, but the prudent move might be to hold him until he gets his three home games and then drop him on Apr. 8.
    Monday, 10:20 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Paul Millsap scores 15 points at home
    Paul Millsap scored 15 points during a 101-88 win against the Bucks on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He rested on Saturday and will likely rest again on Tuesday in Detroit. Millsap has been fantastic throughout the season, but all the DNPs are going to annoy his fantasy owners. The Hawks have four remaining road games this season and Millsap could miss some to all of them.
    Monday, 10:15 pm
  • Al Horford scores 18, rest coming Tuesday?
    Al Horford scored 18 points against the Bucks on Monday with seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks are on the road on Tuesday, so Horford's fantasy owners should absolutely be expecting him to sit in that game. Mike Muscala would likely get a chance to build off his career-high 18 points from Saturday. Horford's fantasy owners should expect him to take a few more games off, as well.
    Monday, 9:52 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles vs. Hawks
    Zaza Pachulia scored 17 points with 13 boards, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Since his 22-21 line on Mar. 20, Zaza has been able to get consistent minutes in his last five. In that span, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.4 boards, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals on 60.9 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes per game. Pachulia is a must-start player.
    Monday, 9:42 pm
  • Hill grabs 10 rebounds in win over Sixers
    Jordan Hill grabbed 10 rebounds to go with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes before fouling out on Monday.

    Advice: Hill's status is a question mark on an every night basis these days and owners should rely on him at their own risk.
    Monday, 9:04 pm
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Alex Len (nose) getting X-rays on Monday
    Alex Len may have broken his nose on Monday and is getting an X-ray to confirm, according to the Suns broadcast.

    Advice: He's having some bad luck with injuries. Len's ankle finally healed, but now he could miss time with this issue. Chris Kaman caught Len with an inadvertent elbow and it caused some bleeding. If he's out, Brandan Wright would get a big bump in minutes.
    Monday, 8:58 pm
  • Z-Bo hyperextends elbow, limps through game
    Zach Randolph suffered a hyperextended elbow and limped a bit on a sore knee in Monday's 97-83 win over the hapless Kings on Monday, but the injuries apparently aren't serious.

    Advice: Randolph is banged up like the rest of his teammates and they could all use a rest, but they're locked up in a big battle for seeding. We'll let you know if news worsens but owners can keep him in lineups, and he was fine tonight with 15 points, seven boards, three assists and one steal in his 30 minutes.
    Monday, 8:33 pm
  • Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) questionable
    Chris Andersen (calf, shoulder) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: The shoulder injury is new and he didn't play on Sunday due to calf issue, so he's probably on the doubtful side of questionable. With Andersen out, Udonis Haslem wilt more run at center and would be worth a look in deep leagues.
    Monday, 2:08 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) questionable for Tues
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was cleared to play on Monday despite his hand wound not being entirely healed. It sounds like Miami plays to have him play, but some discomfort at shootaround or in warmups could keep him out of the game. Fantasy owners can start him at their own risk with four games. If your other options aren't promising, Whiteside's upside this week is hard to keep on a fantasy bench.
    Monday, 2:06 pm
  • Surprise: Whiteside cleared to play Tuesday
    Updating a previous item, Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been cleared to play and is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Considering we just posted 25 minutes ago that Whiteside wouldn't be rushed to return, it's quite the development for fantasy owners and for Miami's playoff chances. Owners, especially in weekly formats, have to be certain Whiteside is in the lineup even though he'll be playing at less than 100 percent. The upside is just too great. "It felt weird, but I'm gonna do the best I can," Whiteside said of playing with his hand taped and padded up.
    Monday, 11:14 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins (rest) out for Monday night
    DeMarcus Cousins (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday night.

    Advice: He's going to sit on a road game and it's not even in a back-to-back set, so that's a really bad sign regarding his playing time in the final two weeks. Looking at the schedule, the Kings have a road game on Wednesday and two more homes games after that. In other words, he's probably a good bet for at least two games and could play in three. The Kings also have a road game in a back-to-back set on Sunday Apr. 12. With DMC out, Jason Thompson will likely benefit most while the usual four starters should have more offensive responsibility. Perhaps we see more Sauce Castillo.
    Monday, 11:13 am
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Gorgui Dieng won't play on Monday night
    Gorgui Dieng (concussion-like symptoms) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Wolves are razor thin with their depth and it sounds like Sunday's injury will cost him multiple games. Dieng's fantasy owners are in a really bad spot with only two more games this week (Wednesday and Friday), so it's very tough to play him in a weekly league. Justin Hamilton would likely start and is worth owning in standard leagues.
    Monday, 11:01 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Hassan Whiteside won't be rushed to return
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not be rushed back to action.

    Advice: Whiteside continues to test out his injured hand to see how much he's capable of doing, but Erik Spoelstra said the team has no timetable and "it needs to heal a little more before we take the next step." The actual injury is a split in his right hand between the forefinger and ring finger, and fantasy owners are left in a bad spot as Whiteside continues to heal. With Chris Andersen (calf) also banged up, Udonis Haslem is locked into a major role right now.
    Monday, 10:51 am
  • Ryan Anderson expected to return on road trip
    Ryan Anderson (knee) is expected to return on the Pelicans upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Pelicans play in three straight road games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but it's not clear which game the big man is tentatively targeting to make his return. Regardless, his return will only help the Pelicans in their playoff push, but he's not a must-add player at this point. His return should mean less small ball for New Orleans as well as a role reduction for Dante Cunningham.
    Monday, 10:32 am
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Blake Griffin's elbow a little swollen, sore
    Blake Griffin (elbow) admitted that he was a "a little swollen, a little sore, but OK" after taking a blow to the elbow on Sunday.

    Advice: Griffin banged his elbow in what was the hardest shot he's sustained since returning, and although it sounds like he'll be fine, it's certainly worth monitoring considering what he's been through this season. For now, there is nothing to suggest it's a serious concern.
    Monday, 8:27 am
  • Gorgui Dieng questionable to play on Monday
    Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) is questionable to play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Dieng was able to play just over nine minutes in Sunday's game before going down, so it would be a mild surprise if he's able to rebound just one day later and return to action for this one. Justin Hamilton, who had 11 points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and a triple in 23 minutes on Sunday, would likely get the call if Dieng can't suit up. Nikola Pekovic (ankle) remains out indefinitely.
    Monday, 7:38 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Scott thinks Jordan Hill can be even better
    Byron Scott said he thinks Jordan Hill can "play harder."

    Advice: After praising Hill for his 22 points and 16 rebounds as one of the only players who competed in Sunday's loss, Scott then took another dig at him. "That's one thing I'm a little disappointed in. I thought he was a real energy guy." Hill's fallen in love with his jumper, and he's no longer doing the dirty work around the rim as often. Hill should be back in the rotation for now, but it's not clear how long it may last. Despite career-high marks in points (12.3) and rebounds (eight), Despite a desire to return, Hill is not a lock to return to the Lakers next season. The team holds a $9 million option.
    Monday, 7:30 am
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday against the Raptors.

    Advice: Howard was already ruled out of the contest, and this is just a reminder that he's not cleared to play in back-to-back sets. Without Howard available, the Rockets will have to rely on starting Joey Dorsey inside, going small often and Josh Smith playing all of the minutes he can handle.
    Monday, 7:14 am
  • Motiejunas returning before season ends?
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is expected to return before the regular season concludes.

    Advice: GM Daryl Morey didn't offer a specific timetable or date, but it's good to hear that Motiejunas' back isn't a long-term concern. When he does return, the Rockets will likely bring him along slowly as to not to aggravate the issue,. If Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is back by then, Houston will suddenly have a much deeper frontline.
    Monday, 7:11 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • DeMarcus Cousins not on Kings' injury report
    DeMarcus Cousins is not listed on the Kings' injury report for Monday's game in Memphis.

    Advice: It's been a while since Cousins wasn't at least listed as probable, so this definitely bodes well. George Karl suggested recently that he may rest some players to tinker with his lineups in the Kings' final nine games, however, so Cousins' owners are forced to routinely double-check his status prior to tip-offs. Sacramento's next back-to-back set comes on April 7/8, so hopefully Karl will at least hold off on the DNP-CDs until next week.
    Sunday, 9:46 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Brandan Wright plays just 16 minutes Sunday
    Brandan Wright was limited to 16 minutes off the bench vs. Oklahoma City, scoring six points with one rebound and two steals.

    Advice: Owners hoping that B-Wright could productively co-exist with Alex Len have been disappointed, as he's averaging a mere 17.0 minutes in Phoenix's past two games. We know what Wright is capable of when given enough playing time but he's better suited to the waiver wire as long as Len is healthy and starting.
    Sunday, 8:58 pm
  • Alex Len gets 11 boards, two blocks vs. OKC
    Alex Len was quiet offensively on Sunday, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting, but he aided fantasy owners with 11 boards and two blocks in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Len isn't on a minute-limit but he's yet to exceed 30 minutes in March, as the Suns are obviously trying to protect the fragile health of his ankles, so he's unlikely to return more than late-round value. He's a mediocre option with three games on the Suns' schedule this week.
    Sunday, 8:58 pm
  • Roy Hibbert fine despite being cut on Sunday
    The Pacers held off the visiting Mavs for a 104-99 win on Sunday, aided by Roy Hibbert's 10 points (5-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), seven boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He suffered an injury which caused him to briefly leave the game, as he was bleeding on the court, but it didn't affect his play or his minutes as the game progressed. Hibbert wound up logging 25 minutes tonight, which is (unfortunately) equal to his season average. He'll be fine for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.
    Sunday, 7:07 pm
  • Z-Bo has 20 & 13 but MEM loses third straight
    Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with a 20 & 13 double-double on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to earn a road win in San Antonio.

    Advice: Memphis has dropped three straight games and they're just 11-10 since the All-Star break, a record that doesn't bode well with the postseason just a few weeks away. Z-Bo's team-high scoring came on 9-of-16 shooting, a solid performance that helps compensate for his utter lack of assists, steals or blocks.
    Sunday, 6:31 pm
  • Roy Hibbert returns to game on Sunday
    Roy Hibbert exited Sunday's game in the first quarter due to an apparent cut but he has since returned.

    Advice: Hibbert simply went to the locker room to get cleaned up and he should be fine moving forward. Check back after the game for any additional updates.
    Sunday, 4:33 pm
  • Justin Hamilton goes for 11 & 5 over 23 mins
    Justin Hamilton logged 23 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, with five rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and one block.

    Advice: Hamilton was forced into the rotation tonight with Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) taking an early exit, and the 23 minutes marked the most floor time he's seen since returning from the migraine issues that sidelined him for four games earlier this month. He offers plenty of upside, and with Dieng's status currently uncertain for Monday's game vs. Utah, Hamilton is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
    Sunday, 3:29 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng (face) will not return on Sunday
    Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) will not be able to return to Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Wolves have been battered by injuries, so hopefully this isn't anything serious. The Wolves play the Jazz on Monday, so we will go ahead and consider Dieng questionable for that contest. We will pass along any additional details as soon as we know more. If Dieng is unable to play Monday, Justin Hamilton, Adreian Payne and Anthony Bennett would have to step up with Hamilton offering the most upside.
    Sunday, 3:08 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Jordan Hill drops 22 & 16 in return to action
    Jordan Hill thrived in his return to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday, coming off the bench for 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 16 rebounds and one block in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a healthy DNP-CD in his past three games, as coach Byron Scott opted to give more playing time to younger players down the stretch. He benefited from Ed Davis' precautionary rest day today, so unfortunately it may be hard for Hill to maintain a fantasy-relevant role going forward. Congratulations to anyone who gambled on Hill vs. the Nets, but it's impossible to recommend him given the ongoing risk of a DNP-CD.
    Sunday, 2:52 pm
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Gorgui Dieng exits after hard fall on Sunday
    Gorgui Dieng took a hard fall in the first quarter of Sunday's game and he was replaced by Justin Hamilton to begin the second half.

    Advice: The last thing the snake-bit Wolves needs is yet another injury. All signs point to Dieng sitting out the rest of Sunday's game but for now we're considering him questionable to return. Hamilton is himself just returning from an extended absence, but he's an intriguing fantasy pickup whether or not Dieng misses time.
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Greg Monroe (knee) officially ruled out Sun
    Greg Monroe (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: The Pistons are considering shutting Monroe down for the season so this shouldn't take any owners by surprise. With the playoffs out of reach and only nine games remaining after Sunday, there isn't much incentive for Monroe to play at less than 100 percent. Owners fighting for their fantasy playoff lives should move on to a healthy alternative.
    Sunday, 1:52 pm
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Chris Andersen (calf contusion) out Sunday
    Chris Andersen (calf contusion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: The Heat will be forced to go very small with Hassan Whiteside (hand) also unavailable, so Andre Drummond should have a field day. Expect Udonis Haslem to start at C with Michael Beasley at PF, with frontcourt help coming primarily from Luol Deng and Henry Walker.
    Sunday, 1:28 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) ruled out vs. Detroit
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not play vs. the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He was questionable to play but Miami ruled him out two hours before tip-off, so presumably his hand remains swollen and painful. The risk of re-tearing the stitches is an even greater concern, and owners will simply have to hope that Whiteside can suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. Chris Andersen (calf) is also sidelined on Sunday, so expect heavy minutes for Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley.
    Sunday, 1:27 pm
  • Dwight Howard double-doubles in 19 minutes
    Dwight Howard managed to put up a double-double despite his minutes restriction on Sunday, with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (5-of-8 from the line), 10 rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Howard has been effective since returning from a two-month absence, posting averages of 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds on 72.2 percent shooting from the field. However, the Rockets have two back-to-back sets coming next week, meaning Howard has a maximum of two games, so owners in weekly formats should leave him on the bench. He's already been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Wizards, and he'll be forced to sit either Thursday vs. the Kings or Friday vs. the Mavericks. He's a guy whose name is bigger than his game right now, and we wouldn't recommend owning him in standard leagues.
    Sunday, 1:21 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay may be rested
    George Karl said he may be resting some players to experiment with some lineups as the Kings close out their regular-season, and he's talked with DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay about possibly sitting out 1-2 games.

    Advice: Owners of Gay and Cousins will need to be on high alert this next week for a potential rest day. They don't have any back-to-back sets coming until April 7, so it will be hard to predict when these rest days might come. Omri Casspi will benefit in Gay's absence, while Jason Thompson, Carl Landry, Derrick Williams, and Reggie Evans will all have the opportunity for extended minutes when Cousins sits. Stay tuned.
    Sunday, 12:40 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Jordan Hill will be available to play Sunday
    Jordan Hill will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Hill will likely come off the bench today, but with season averages of 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a reserve, he should be able to put up some low-end stats for owners in deep leagues. He'll likely take away some minutes from Tarik Black and Robert Sacre.
    Sunday, 11:11 am
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Wizards, but he will not play vs. the Raptors on Monday.

    Advice: Howard isn't cleared to play in back-to-back sets, so there are no surprises here. Howard will be limited to 20 minutes vs. the Wizards, and even though he isn't a must-start player he should be able to produce enough points, boards and blocks to make an impact in most leagues. Just keep in mind that his free throw shooting is a major liability in standard leagues.
    Sunday, 8:48 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable Sunday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will either play on Sunday vs. the Wizards or Monday vs. the Raptors according to head coach Kevin McHale.

    Advice: Howard will warm up and see how he feels before making a decision, so we should have another update in the next hour. Howard will be limited to 20 minutes if he does play, so most owners should probably keep him on their bench for now. If Howard decides to sit this one out, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will have their hands full in the frontcourt while Trevor Ariza will probably have to play some stretch four as well. Stay tuned.
    Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Kris Humphries (groin) will not play Sunday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and he remains without a timetable to return. Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to see a few extra minutes off the bench, but both players are not options in standard leagues. Humphries can be dropped everywhere until he is cleared to play.
    Sunday, 8:06 am
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Hassan Whiteside upgraded to questionable
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He has missed the last two games with a nasty laceration in his hand that required 10 stitches, but the Heat desperately need his size vs. Andre Drummond and the Pistons. Whiteside will likely be a game-time call, so his owners will have to be on alert for an update. Whiteside belongs in all lineups if he is cleared to play, while Udonis Haslem, Henry Walker and Michael Beasley will all benefit if he is unable to give it a go. For what it's worth, there is still no word on whether or not Chris Andersen will be able to play Sunday, so the Heat may have to get creative with their rotations.
    Sunday, 6:57 am
  • David Lee plays 21 minutes vs. Bucks
    David Lee played 21 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Warriors blew out the Bucks, so Lee didn't play in the fourth quarter. Draymond Green is dealing with some minutes injuries, so he could get another game of rest. Lee won't be worth owning while Dray is active, though.
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Mike Muscala double-doubles in a loss
    Mike Muscala had career highs with 18 points and 10 rebounds against the Hornets on Saturday, adding four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He showed off the full arsenal tonight with a lot of mid-range, some back-to-the-basket stuff and decent defense. Muscala will likely have another start headed his way on Tuesday when the Hawks are on the road in Detroit, so give him a look at any depth in daily leagues for his back-to-back to start next week.
    Saturday, 6:25 pm
  • David Lee will start for Draymond Green
    David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes in his last start and scored 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field, but that was without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. When Lee is with those two in 138 minutes this season, he has a solid 19.4 usage rate, so he should still be able to produce. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights should also play more.
    Saturday, 4:04 pm
  • Chris Andersen (calf) questionable for Sunday
    Chris Andersen (calf contusion) is questionable to play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: If he's going to be out, Udonis Haslem, Henry Walker and Michael Beasley should get his minutes. Luol Deng will also get a lot of run as a stretch four, which will allow James Ennis to get some burn. Andersen can be dropped in most leagues.
    Saturday, 2:50 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.
    Saturday, 12:38 pm
  • Hawks sitting entire starting five vs. CHA
    Paul Millsap, Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: They clinched the No. 1 seed on Friday and are on the road tonight, so this isn't a surprise. The Hawks may also start to rest players in games outside of back-to-back sets, so owners of any Hawk should be concerned on using them -- that's especially true in road games. Expect Elton Brand, Pero Antic and Mike Muscala to get Horford's minutes.
    Saturday, 12:32 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.
    Friday, 11:22 pm
  • Alex Len plays 30 minutes vs. Blazers
    Alex Len played 30 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with six points and five boards.

    Advice: The Suns have dropped the minutes restriction on Len, so he's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Hopefully he doesn't suffer another aggravation to his surgically-repaired ankle.
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 18 in 20 minutes
    Dwight Howard played 20 minutes against the Wolves on Friday, making 8-of-9 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: All eight of his makes came off an assist and most of those were as the roll man in a pick-and-roll. Howard is not going to play in back-to-back sets, so he's going to miss either Sunday or Monday. On the nights he plays, he should be worth starting as long as you're fine with him not making free throws.
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 19 points
    Jonas Valanciunas made 8-of-12 from the field for 19 points with seven rebounds, one block and two turnovers against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He attempted the first five shots from the field for the Raptors tonight and was clearly part of the plan against a weaker frontcourt. His 19 points tonight were his highest since Mar. 4 and he made over 50 percent from the field for the first time since Mar. 18. Valanciunas will get the Rockets on Monday -- they are playing in the second half of a back-to-back set for that game.
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Cousins drops 39 & 20 in loss to Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points on 16-of-28 shooting (7-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: As long as the big man isn't too angry or beat up he might successfully navigate tanking season. Rudy Gay added 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey in the loss.
    Friday, 10:22 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Plumlee quiet in start on Friday vs. CLE
    Mason Plumlee moved into the starting lineup for Friday's win over the Cavs, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting with eight rebounds and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Something about Plumlee doesn't agree with Lionel Hollins' system or vice-versa, but he is hit-or-miss when given the minutes and it's usually a miss. There's some opportunity here and Thad Young (knee) is doubtful to play through this weekend, but plenty of risk on an outright add or even a plug-and-play. Give him a bump up in your projections if you're punting free throw percentage.
    Friday, 9:56 pm
  • Blake Griffin has quiet game in easy win
    Blake Griffin wasn't involved in the offense much against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, five boards, eight assists and one turnover on 5-of-8 from the field in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He only scored two of the Clippers' 62 points in the first half and posted a pedestrian usage rate of 12.5 in the entire game. Griffin hasn't quite been himself since returning from an elbow injury, averaging 18.0 points, 8.2 boards, 4.9 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous seven games. He should be better on Sunday in Boston.
    Friday, 8:25 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) out 1-2 weeks
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is expected to miss the next 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: He has low back pain and tightness, so the Rockets are going to be very thin at power forward. Motiejunas was playing very well and scored 21 points on Wednesday, but he's suddenly a cut candidate in all leagues. It'll be Josh Smith getting all the minutes he can handle until Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) can return -- he could be back next week.
    Friday, 4:46 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) out for Friday
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: He could miss a couple more games because he couldn't even make it through shootaround today. With Donuts out, Josh Smith will start and could play minutes in the mid 30s. Expect to see more Trevor Ariza at the four.
    Friday, 3:22 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Chris Andersen (calf) out Friday vs. Atlanta
    Chris Andersen (calf) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Andersen unavailable, Udonis Haslem will likely be forced into heavy minutes again tonight, and he's worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Henry Walker, Luol Deng, and Michael Beasley will all likely split minutes at the four-spot, with Deng offering the most upside out of that group.
    Friday, 3:11 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas closer to doubtful Friday
    Donatas Motiejunas is closer to doubtful for Friday's game against the Wolves and he could miss upcoming games, as well.
    Friday, 3:06 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Mason Plumlee will start for Thaddeus Young
    Mason Plumlee will start in place of Thaddeus Young (knee) on Friday night against the Cavs.

    Advice: The last time Thaddeus Young was out of the starting lineup, the Nets went with a forward combo of Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson, but they'll go big against the Cavs. Plumlee and Brook Lopez were on the court together for about 12 minutes on Wednesday, so that should continue and both could play for about 20 minutes next to each other. Give Plumlee a look because he'll have a chance at a double-double.
    Friday, 2:50 pm
  • Pistons could shut down Greg Monroe?
    Coach Stan Van Gundy is unsure if the team will shut down Greg Monroe (knee).

    Advice: "Well, I don't know about that," Van Gundy said when asked about a shutdown. "It all depends on how he is. I've never really shut anyone down. If he's ready to play, he's healthy and he gets clearance … if he's healthy, mentally, to play, we'd play him." SVG added the team is "nowhere near" the point of playing him yet, so Monroe is likely out through the weekend. He's a cut candidate in several formats. Anthony Tolliver will start in his place while several other Pistons will get more scoring chances.
    Friday, 11:36 am
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. CHA
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hornets, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to split Humphries reserve minutes, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. With no clear return date in site for Humphries, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Friday, 9:23 am
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Jordan Hill (tanking) ruled out for Friday
    Jordan Hill will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Hill has spent the past two games on the sidelines despite being perfectly healthy, so it appears head coach Byron Scott has fully embraced the tanking concept. Look for Ryan Kelly to start with Ed Davis seeing some extended minutes off the bench. Both Kelly and Davis have been playing well lately, so they're worth a look in deep leagues. Byron Scott said he may insert Hill back into the lineup for either Sunday's game vs. Brooklyn or Monday's game vs. Philadelphia, so we'll be watching for that. Stay tuned.
    Friday, 9:18 am
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Dwight Howard to see around 20 minutes Friday
    Dwight Howard said he'll have his minutes limit increased to 20 for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: 20 minutes may actually be enough time for Howard to rack up some decent statistics against a weak Minnesota frontcourt, so he's someone to consider deploying as a low-end option in very deep leagues. However, the minutes limit, horrendous free throw shooting, and the fact he'll be sitting out of back-to-back sets makes Howard a tough guy to own in standard leagues.
    Friday, 8:59 am
  • Spoelstra says Chris Andersen unlikely Friday
    Updating a previous report, Erik Spoelstra said there is a slim chance that Chris Andersen (calf) is able to play Friday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: This runs contrary to Andersen's comments that he thought he'd be able to play tonight, so we'll be watching this story closely. If Birdman is unable to go, it will leave Udonis Haslem as the only healthy big on the roster, and he'll more than likely be forced into heavy minutes. Haslem double-doubled through 38 minutes of action during his last outing, so he'll be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Andersen is forced to sit. Stay tuned.
    Friday, 8:57 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (hand) out Friday vs. ATL
    Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Whiteside's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners battling their way through the playoffs, and he could be looking at an extended absence, as he's currently unable to rebound, block shots, or catch a basketball. We'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's game vs. Detroit, and if he's again unable to go, it'll be Chris Andersen (calf) and Udonis Haslem picking up the slack for a Miami frontcourt that has been decimated by injuries. Stay tuned.
    Friday, 8:47 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) misses shootaround
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) did not participate during shootaround, and he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Motiejunas isn't headed in the right direction after missing shootaround, so we're going to consider him closer to doubtful than questionable for tonight's game. If he's unable to go, Josh Smith would get all the run he can handle, and he'll be well worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
    Friday, 8:44 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Chris Andersen (calf) says he'll play Friday
    Chris Andersen (calf) said that he will play Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Hassan Whiteside (hand) very unlikely to play tonight, the Heat could really use Andersen in the lineup. Birdman would have the opportunity to start if he is able to suit up, but with averages of just 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks with the starting unit, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Check back for an official update on Andersen closer to tip-off.
    Friday, 8:38 am
  • Zaza Pachulia gets 32 minutes
    Zaza Pachulia played 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He came in red hot over his previous three, averaging 15.7 points, 13.7 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 3.3 turnovers on 58.8 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Perhaps the most important stat is 34.6 minutes per game in that span. Even though this game wasn't as great as his previous ones this past week, he’s a must-start player right now.
    Thursday, 7:57 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores 10 points in loss
    Roy Hibbert scored 10 points with three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: After a zero-point stinker on Wednesday, he looked really, really tired again tonight and started slowly. This isn't a surprise because Hibbert is routinely sub-par when he has no rest, making just 40.4 percent from the field on the season. He'll get a couple more days off before he gets to face Tyson Chandler on Sunday.
    Thursday, 7:41 pm
  • Chris Andersen (calf) questionable for Friday
    Chris Andersen (calf) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Andersen questionable and Hassan Whiteside (hand) doubtful, Udonis Haslem could again be forced into heavy minutes Friday, with Luol Deng spending some time at the four-spot. Haslem would be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if both Andersen and Whiteside are unavailable.
    Thursday, 2:37 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doesn't practice Thurs
    Kris Humphries (groin) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Humphries was spotted going through a lot of individual work on Thursday, but his absence from practice would suggest he's doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. If he's unable to go, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to split his reserve minutes. Seraphin can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues, while Humphries belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Dwight Howard (knee) probable Friday vs. MIN
    Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: There's no reason to think that Dwight won't play Friday after he returned from a two-month absence on Wednesday without experiencing any setbacks. He will however be with a minutes limit, so he's by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 11:44 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas (back) questionable Friday
    Donatas Motiejunas (lower back pain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: If Motiejunas is unable to go on Friday, Josh Smith would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'd get all the run he can handle as the only healthy power forward on the roster. He'd draw a very favorable matchup against the Wolves, so Smith would be worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Motiejunas is forced to sit. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 11:28 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Greg Monroe misses Thursday practice
    Greg Monroe (knee) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Pistons don't have much motivation to rush Monroe back at this point, so this news may not bode well for his chances to play against the Magic on Friday. We'll update this situation after shootaround on Friday, but Anthony Tolliver would likely again pick up the start if Monroe is unable to suit up.
    Thursday, 9:10 am
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Jordan Hill not sweating minutes decrease
    Jordan Hill said he has no issues with the Lakers decision to sit him for the next four or five upcoming games.

    Advice: While the Lakers openly tank, Hill is toeing the company line when it comes to his benching. "I’m not playing for nothing," Hill said. "It’s a good time to get other guys a lot more minutes and get a feel of the game." Hill can be dropped while the Lakers experiment with younger players and Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black are all worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues.
    Thursday, 7:33 am
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • 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
  • Alex Len blocks four in 25 minutes
    Alex Len blocked four shots in 25 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with six points, nine boards, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: He played 26 minutes on Sunday and should be able to stay in the 24-28 minute neighborhood as long as he stays healthy and avoids foul trouble. Len and Brandan Wright could both coexist and are worth owning in standard leagues. Wright had five points, seven boards, one assist and one block in 28 minutes.
    Thursday, 12:01 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now.
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Justin Hamilton quiet in return for Wolves
    Justin Hamilton returned from a bout with migraines and had four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he'll get healthy and hot in the upcoming week, but for now, he's just another big man in Minnesota. And that's a shame, because he was playing so well before the migraines set in. If you have an available spot and need a big man, taking a flier on Hamilton still makes sense.
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas scores 21 points vs. NO
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 10-of-16 from the field in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard still on a minutes limit, Donuts was still able to eat. He should have another couple weeks of solid fantasy value in standard formats. It's also worth noting he played much more than Josh Smith (24 minutes) tonight. Start Motiejunas on Friday against the Wolves.
    Wednesday, 10:37 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Dwight Howard plays 16 minutes in return
    Dwight Howard returned from a two-month absence during a win against the Pelicans on Wednesday, playing 16 minutes for four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He was playing four-minute stints and also committed four fouls. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back sets and should have a minutes cap for a few more games. He's not a must-own player due to his awful foul shooting and upcoming DNPs.
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Zach Randolph disappears vs. Cavs
    Zach Randolph hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points and three rebounds in 20 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The good news is there are no reports of injury. The 111-89 loss was the worst home defeat for the Grizzlies this season, and they're now just 1.5 games ahead of the third-place Rockets in the West. Z-Bo never got it going and didn't play much after the Cavs opened up a 29-point lead in the third quarter. Look for the Grizzlies to bounce back in the next one.
    Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Roy Hibbert doesn't score on Wednesday
    Roy Hibbert missed all six shots from the field against the Wizards on Wednesday with no points, five boards, two assists and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't even block a shot tonight. Just when we thought Hibbert was finally getting it going, he lays an egg. We've seen this dozens of times before, so there's no need to adjust your opinion on Hibbert going forward. He'll face Zaza Pachulia on Thursday.
    Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Al Horford quiet again in win over Magic
    Al Horford had just 10 points, six rebounds and a block in Wednesday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: To say Horford is struggling is putting it mildly. In four games since returning from a "rest," Horford is averaging just 9.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 38 percent shooting. Maybe he needs some more rest, but the Hawks are going to need him to catch fire again before the playoffs get here.
    Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay will start vs. PHX
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game.
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) available to play
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves may actually have eight players available tonight after running a seven-man rotation on Monday. Hamilton was playing very well before his head injury, so give him a look in all standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer out Wednesday
    Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer are not expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The pair is not expected to play for the next 4-5 games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will get the start and are worth a look in deeper leagues. Hopefully, Ed Davis gets more run than 16 minutes like he did on Tuesday. Hill can be dropped in most leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Kris Humphries (groin) won't play vs. Pacers
    Kris Humphries (groin) will sit out again vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and it's anyone's guess when he'll return to action, though it's somewhat encouraging that he's traveling with the team. Nene, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to play a few extra minutes in Humphries' absence.
    Wednesday, 3:24 pm
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening.
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kris Humphries (groin) is doubtful to play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been on the shelf since Feb. 26 and his recovery has been unusually slow, so we would be surprised if he managed to play tonight. We will know more closer to tip-off, but Humprhies still belongs on the wire in most leagues. Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see a slight uptick in minutes off the bench if Humprhries can't play.
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will start Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will be in the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans according to head coach Kevin McHale, but he will be on a minutes limit.

    Advice: Howard won't see any more than 16 minutes tonight, but after spending the past two months in street clothes, his owners will just be glad to have him back. His owners will probably want to keep Howard on the bench until he gets his legs under him, but he should be able to provide plenty of points, boards and blocks in the near future. Joey Dorsey will return to the bench and shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyway. We will let you know how Superman's knee holds up after the game.
    Wednesday, 10:01 am
  • Ryan Anderson hoping to return in one week
    Ryan Anderson (knee) is hopeful that he will be able to return to action in a week, and he has continued to progress each day.

    Advice: Anderson has been out for over a month, and even though it's fantastic to see him getting closer to a return, the Pelicans will likely ease him back into the rotation. We will continue to monitor his progress closely, but Anderson still belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues.
    Wednesday, 9:15 am
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Andrew Bogut grabs game-high 16 rebounds
    Andrew Bogut snared a game-high 16 rebounds on Tuesday, adding 10 points, six assists and one steal during a high-scoring victory in Portland.

    Advice: Bogut's rebounding binge was somewhat predictable -- the Blazers are giving up the seventh-most rebounds per game to opponents this season (44.7) and they were playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Chris Kaman. Bogut had more boards just once this season, back on Nov. 8, and we're not expecting a repeat performance vs. Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies on Friday.
    Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates.
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Zaza Pachulia posts 14/11/7 in comeback win
    Zaza Pachulia stepped up during Tuesday's thrilling comeback victory, notching 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds (five offensive), seven assists, a career-high five steals and one block.

    Advice: The Bucks' 12-year veteran has quietly surfaced with top-50 value over the past two weeks, chipping in 13.4 points (53.0 percent FGs, 88.9 percent FTs), 10.9 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.0 steals. He won't block many shots but those numbers are good enough to deploy him until he cools off.
    Tuesday, 8:05 pm
  • Jordan Hill likely to sit out next 4-5 games
    Jordan Hill (tanking) will likely sit out for the next four to five games so that the Lakers can evaluate their younger players.

    Advice: Unreal. The tanking saga continues around the NBA, and this move will certainly draw some harsh criticism from around the league. Hill has been one of the better plays for the Lakers this season with averages of 12.3 points and 8.0 boards per game, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. For what it's worth, Carlos Boozer will also sit out with Hill, meaning Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will handle the frontcourt duties for the Lakers until further notice. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Hill's owners should cut bait.
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Amir Johnson shoots 5-of-5 in tough road loss
    Amir Johnson made all five of his field goal attempts on Tuesday, adding 3-of-4 free throws to finish with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson's usage rate has dipped slightly to just 15.3 percent since the All-Star break, a low figure which helps explain why he's failing to crack the top-150 in 8-cat leagues. He's unlikely to play a bigger role as long as Jonas Valanciunas and Patrick Patterson are healthy, so continue to deploy him (or ignore him) as you were prior to tonight's game.
    Tuesday, 7:40 pm
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer may not play Tues
    Jordan Hill (tanking) and Carlos Boozer (tanking) may not be in the rotation vs. the Thunder on Tuesday according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting in the frontcourt, so winning clearly isn't a priority tonight. The Lakers are going to get their younger guys some more playing time down the stretch, so Hill and Boozer's value will likely start to trend down. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but owners will want to see how things play out tonight before doing anything drastic.
    Tuesday, 5:16 pm
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Jordan Hill moves to the bench on Tuesday
    Jordan Hill will shift to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, while Ryan Kelly will draw the start.

    Advice: The Lakers are desperately trying to improve their chances in the draft lottery, so it's not surprising to see them give their younger players a longer look. Hill's owners should use a wait-and-see approach here, but it look his value could take a hit down the stretch. Ryan Kelly is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    7:30 pm vs NO
  • Ryan Anderson (knee) still without timetable
    Ryan Anderson (knee) has begun working out at the Pelicans' practice facility, but he remains without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: Head coach Monty Williams said that Anderson is "closer," but he's still not at a point where Williams can say he'll play next week or even the week after. Anderson is making steady progress, but he's still nowhere near being ready for any game-time action. At this point in the fantasy season, Anderson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:12 pm
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) questionable Wed.
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: With Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful and Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out, the Timberwolves could sure use Hamilton back in the rotation. Expect another update on Hamilton following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Wolves.
    Tuesday, 2:20 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out Tuesday vs. Toronto
    Greg Monroe (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Anthony Tolliver has been starting with Monroe sidelined, but he failed to score during his last outing, and only managed four points in his previous game without hitting a single 3-pointer in either contest. Andre Drummond on the other hand has been a monster, averaging 14.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 2.8 blocks over the past four games while logging heavy minutes, and he appears to be the primary beneficiary sans Monroe. Tolliver makes for a risky play in daily leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:09 pm
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Blake Griffin's battery case dismissed
    Prosecutors in Las Vegas have dropped battery charges against Blake Griffin that stemmed from a complaint that Griffin slapped a man and grabbed his cellphone at a nightclub last October.

    Advice: Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said new information obtained since the charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved and Griffin will not have to appear in court. While a court case may have resulted in discipline from the league, it sounds like Griffin will be able to put this incident behind him.
    Tuesday, 10:20 am
  • Roy Hibbert unhappy with Pacers' defense
    Roy Hibbert was unhappy with the Pacers' defense during Monday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Hibbert had a strong game on Monday, but wasn't happy with the Pacers' team defense in the loss. "I'm going to give you a real answer, not a (B.S.) answer," Hibbert said. "I think that sometimes we take the easy way out. In the years past, we've been able to earn no calls and get stops and I think the easier way out has been to foul, myself included." Team defense issues aside, the big man is averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks over his last five games and can be started with confidence in all fantasy leagues.
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
  • Dieng racks up three steals, three blocks
    Gorgui Dieng scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, three steals and three blocks in Monday's road win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Dieng struggled rebounding against the Stifle Tower, but everything else was going for him last night. He's working on a top-30 season and those that had him high on draft sheets have to be thrilled right now.
    Monday, 9:01 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Z-Bo posts 23-7-5; Gasol hits 21 and eight
    Zach Randolph scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting (5-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds and five assists in Monday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Randolph has been a solid mid-round value this season and as long as the Grizzlies don't run away with the No. 2 seed the vets should see action down the stretch. It doesn't hurt that Mike Conley is the first guy up for some rest, either. Marc Gasol added 21 and eight with three assists in the win.
    Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas scores 17 points
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 17 points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 6-of-9 from the field in 38 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He is going to be a bigger part of the offense until Dwight Howard (knee) gets back, which could be as soon as Wednesday. Motiejunas should still be able to put up decent value in standard leagues because Dwight will be limited and is not expected to play in both games on a back-to-back set.
    Monday, 7:45 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Roy Hibbert scores 18 with 10 boards
    Roy Hibbert played well on offense against the Rockets on Monday during a 110-100 loss with 18 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and both free throws. Hibbert has really turned it on over his last four, averaging 16.5 points, 7.0 boards, 1.5 dimes, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 57.4 percent from the field. His fantasy owners can finally start feeling confident in using him after a multiple-week slump earlier this month.
    Monday, 7:34 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out again for Monday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He might miss the entire month of March and has been out since Feb. 26. Humphries can be ignored in most leagues. Marcin Gortat and Nene get a tough matchup tonight.
    Monday, 6:59 pm
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Justin Hamilton (head) out again on Monday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play again on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Hamilton has been out since March 16 with migraines, and right now there is no clear timetable for his return. It's too bad considering Hamilton has a clear path toward production given all the injuries his team is dealing with, but he's of no use to fantasy owners if he can't get into the lineup. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both questionable, Gorgui Dieng should get a ton of burn once again.
    Monday, 9:09 am
  • Alex Len scores 10 points with six boards
    Alex Len scored 10 points with six boards on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, adding one assist and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Len was hesitant when he returned from injury on Saturday vs. the Rockets and wasn't moving very well, but he looked much more active tonight and didn't appear to be limited in any way. Len's ankle could flare up at any moment, but he is worth owning as long as he stays healthy.
    Mar 22, 8:58 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly.
    Mar 22, 5:47 pm
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Amir Johnson quiet in 24 minutes vs. Knicks
    Amir Johnson's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with five points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and one steal vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: It's not a terrible haul for just 24 minutes of action, but Johnson's limited offensive role is capping his fantasy upside at late-round value. He'd likely require an injury to Patrick Patterson (scoreless in 27 minutes) to be a reliable option, and the Raptors only have three games this week, so plan accordingly.
    Mar 22, 3:50 pm
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jonas Valanciunas' 17 & 10 help hold off NYK
    The Raptors beat the Knicks 106-89 on Sunday, led by Jonas Valanciunas' 17 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks' lackluster frontcourt gets some credit for JV's solid double-double, but he's been heating up lately with averages of 13.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in his past five games. His fantasy owners are also soaking up his 66.7 percent shooting in March, which has helped him maintain mid-round value despite playing just 25 minutes per game.
    Mar 22, 3:49 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) out again Sunday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Hamilton actually wasn't on the injury report earlier in the day, so it's a shame that he won't be able to give it a go tonight. Hopefully he will be able to return to action on Monday vs. the Jazz, but his owners should have a backup plan ready. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also out, Gorgui Dieng, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will be busy again tonight.
    Mar 22, 3:25 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) is inactive on Sunday
    Kris Humphries (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: There hasn't been a lot of information on Humphries' recovery and it's possible he sits out through the end of March. Humphries shouldn't be owners in just about any league right now, and his absence has opened up more minutes for Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin off the bench.
    Mar 22, 3:06 pm
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Al Horford held to eight points in blowout
    Al Horford scored only eight points on 4-of-11 shooting in Sunday's home loss, adding three rebounds, five assists and one steal without any blocks or turnovers.

    Advice: The Hawks have a stellar assist ratio of 67.3 percent this season, tops in the league, which is a testament of their 'good-to-great' mantra offensively. They've now dropped three consecutive games, all against playoff-bound teams, but Atlanta is still eight games ahead of Cleveland for the East's top seed. Expect Horford to bounce back in Orlando on Wednesday.
    Mar 22, 2:34 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out Sunday vs. Celtics
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He wasn't expected to play vs. Boston but coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful to have Monroe back for Tuesday's game. The Pistons have a mediocre three-game schedule this week, so ideally Monroe's status will be confirmed after Monday's practice. In his absence, Anthony Tolliver will continue playing heavy minutes as a fill-in starter.
    Mar 22, 12:06 pm
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Andrew Bogut plays 30 minutes
    Andrew Bogut played 30 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday with eight points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: He had some fantastic passes tonight and he's playing some of his best ball right now. Bogut did only play 15 minutes on Friday and the Warriors absolutely won't be playing him 30 minutes very often. He should have decent value in home games and will be worth starting on those nights.
    Mar 21, 10:13 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.
    Mar 21, 9:00 pm
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