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  • C.J. Miles (ankle) questionable for Wednesday
    C.J. Miles (ankle) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered a sprained right ankle on Tuesday and did not return. Miles has a ton of in-game injuries on the season and he'd be too risky to use even if he's a go. If he's out, expect more run out of Solomon Hill, Damjan Rudez, C.J. Watson and George Hill.
    Today, 12:10 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Iman Shumpert practices on Wednesday
    Iman Shumpert (ankle) practiced on Wednesday and will play against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Shumpert has played around 25 minutes per game, but he's only made 36.0 percent from the field this month and hasn't done much outside of his 1.7 steals. He's not a fantasy option right now.
    Today, 11:43 am
  • Luol Deng to be a game-time call on Thursday
    Luol Deng did not practice on Wednesday and he will be a game-time decision to face the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He would likely have to cover LeBron James, so Deng might have to be close to 100 percent to be active. Deng didn't play on Tuesday, which allowed James Ennis to get 27 minutes and seven points in the starting lineup. Henry Walker would also benefit. The Heat have three games from Thursday to Sunday, so their players have some nice value right now in daily season-long leagues.
    Today, 11:29 am
  • Paul George (leg) remains out for Wednesday
    Paul George (leg) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going through practice right now and is still awaiting medical clearance to get into game action. George could be cleared any day now, but there's still little incentive to adding him because the Pacers will likely limit his minutes. He can remain on the wire in most leagues.
    Today, 11:10 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Rodney Hood (concussion) out Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (concussion) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood will have to go through the league's concussion protocol, and it is unclear when he will be able to return. Trey Burke will likely be the biggest beneficiary of this news and is worth owning in most leagues for his scoring prowess, while Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will see more minutes as well. Hood can be dropped in most leagues, but we will update his status once we know more.
    Today, 10:33 am
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) doesn't practice Wed
    Tony Allen (hamstring) wasn't able to practice on Wednesday, and there is still no known timetable for his return.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are no joke and the Grizzlies will want to make sure that he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Allen should be considered doubtful to play on Friday, but we will update his status once we know more. If Allen continues to sit, Vince Carter will likely continue to start and is worth a look in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting, while Courtney Lee and Jeff Green will also benefit.
    Today, 10:23 am
  • Kevin Martin to return Wednesday or Friday
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) might be able to play on Wednesday vs. the Raptors, but he should definitely be ready to play on Friday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Martin is going to see how his hamstring feels after his afternoon nap, but he certainly didn't sound confident that he would play. The Wolves' injury report is just ridiculous right now, and Martin's owners should have a backup plan ready. if he does indeed sit on Wednesday, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will continue to see major minutes.
    Today, 10:11 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Jason Richardson (knee) out again Wednesday
    Jason Richardson (knee) will not play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: The 76ers have no reason to risk his health and Richardson is still reportedly battling swelling and soreness, so it could be a few more games before he is cleared to play. Richardson can be dropped just about everywhere, while Jerami Grant, Hollis Thompson and Robert Covington figure to benefit the most.
    Today, 9:42 am
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Jerami Grant starting, Covington benched
    Jerami Grant (illness) will return from a one-game absence on Wednesday vs. the Wizards, and he will rejoin the starting lineup which will shift Robert Covington to the bench.

    Advice: Grant has averaged just 4.3 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.3 blocks in his last four appearances, so there is not a lot to get excited about here. As for Covington, Jason Richardson (knee) is still sidelined, so he should be able to get plenty of run off the bench and is still worth owning in most leagues for his elite 3-point shooting.
    Today, 9:20 am
  • Doug McDermott (back) out on Wednesday
    Doug McDermott (back) will not play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his fourth consecutive game on the shelf and there is still no known timetable for a return. McDermott wasn't a consistent part of the rotation before the injury, so he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues anyways.
    Today, 9:11 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Terrence Jones will play vs. Kings Wednesday
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) will play vs. the Kings on Wednesday, though he isn't sure how many minutes.

    Advice: Jones made it through shootaround just fine and was in good spirits, so it looks like he is in the clear. Donatas Motiejunas (back) is on the sidelines and Dwight Howard (knee) is still on a minutes restriction and won't play in back-to-back sets, so there is a good chance that Jones could get some serious action down the stretch. If he is cleared to play, owners in most leagues will probably want to keep him on their bench until we know how many minutes he will get. Still, Jones has loads of upside and is worth a flier in most leagues.
    Today, 9:03 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller out Wed
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) and Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: MKG will likely be out for another week, so there are no surprises here. At this point in the season, MKG can be dropped in most leagues and the Hornets won't be in a rush to bring him back if they continue to fall out of the hunt for a playoff berth. Jeff Taylor will likely draw another start, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Today, 8:50 am
  • Terrence Jones goes through shootaround Wed
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) went through shootaround on Wednesday morning, and he is still listed as questionable vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Regardless of whether or not you own Jones, this is simply awesome to hear after he suffered a partially collapsed lung less than a couple of weeks ago. The Rockets are without Donatas Motiejunas (back) and Dwight Howard's playing time is heavily restricted, so Jones could get plenty of run down the stretch if he is cleared to play. We should know more details shortly, so owners should be on the lookout for an update. Due to his upside, Jones is worth a flier in most leagues.
    Today, 8:39 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Devyn Marble (eye) likely out for the season
    Devyn Marble was back at the Magic's practice facility for the first time since he had surgery on his eye, but the rookie likely won't even be able to practice for the remainder of the season.

    Advice: The Magic have no need to rush him back and they will take every precaution they can to allow him ample time to recover. We will track his progress closely, but it's safe to leave him on the wire in all leagues.
    Today, 7:31 am
    4:00 pm vs SA
  • Kevin Durant to stick with Thunder for life?
    In a recent interview with Revolt TV, Kevin Durant said that he "would like to stick it out with one team for his entire career."

    Advice: "I love it here, man," Durant said. "I love my teammates, I love the city, I don’t really think about anywhere else." Durant is under contract for one more season with the Thunder, and there has been a lot of speculation that he would entertain the idea of playing for the Wizards. Despite all the troubles he had with his foot this season, there is no doubt that he is one of the best players in the NBA when healthy and he should have no problems getting a max contract when that time comes. Durant is out for the season after having bone graft surgery on his foot on Tuesday, but we will have plenty of updates on his status during his rehab and he should be able to return in time for training camp.
    Today, 6:15 am
    5:00 pm vs Dal
  • Courtney Lee struggling in March for Memphis
    Memphis coach Dave Joerger said that Courtney Lee suffers the most when the Grizzlies' ball-movement stagnates.

    Advice: "He needs a closeout and then he can either shoot it or put it on the ground for one or two dribbles and a pull-up," Joerger said. "We’re going to try and get him on the move a little bit and get him curling into the paint." C-Lee suggested that scouting reports have fed into his slump since the All-Star break, and he's averaging just 7.7 points on 34.4 percent shooting in March. It's nice that the Grizzlies are working to get him going, but in the meantime C-Lee belongs on the waiver wire in average leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Andre Iguodala dishes seven assists Tuesday
    Andre Iguodala had six points, seven assists and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, helping Golden State earn a 110-106 win vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Warriors play games on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this week and it would be surprising if Iguodala doesn't sit out one game -- he rested on Saturday and has had three precautionary DNP-CDs in the past month. Harrison Barnes, Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston should all pick up extra minutes of Iguodala sits out this weekend.
    Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Harrison Barnes shoots 0-of-7 in road victory
    Harrison Barnes finished Tuesday's feisty 110-106 win in L.A. with only one point, seven rebounds and two assists, shooting 0-of-7 from the field in 25 minutes.

    Advice: This marks the third time all season that Barnes has gone without a field goal, and it's even more disappointing since Draymond Green (shin, rest) was unavailable tonight. Barnes has three games remaining this week and could see his role increase if Golden State rests key players, particularly during their back-to-back set this weekend. He's a viable late-round option despite tonight's dud.
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (knee) returns as starting PF
    Thaddeus Young (left knee) returned to the Nets' starting lineup on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a much-needed win vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers, but any notion of a minute-limit was abolished as he racked up 39 minutes tonight. Thad's true shooting has leaped to 55.4 percent in Brooklyn, up from 49.1 percent in Minnesota, and he should at least maintain his current late-round value as the Nets chase a playoff berth.
    Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Alan Anderson scores 20 points on 7-of-11 FGs
    Alan Anderson stayed hot on Tuesday with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: He made all three of his free throws and did his damage in just 24 minutes, eliminating the production of both Bojan Bogdanovic (eight minutes) and Earl Clark (two minutes). Anderson has established a reliable role and he has coach Lionel Hollins' trust, but he's still no more than a 3-point specialist in typical leagues.
    Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores season-high 19 points
    Thabo Sefolosha got hot in the second half of Tuesday's road loss, finishing with a season-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks lost despite deploying their usual starting lineup but Sefolosha provided a silver lining, proving that he's fully recovered from the calf injury that caused him to miss 23 games. He may be worth fantasy owners' attention when the Hawks rest starters, but is tough to rely on with competition from Kent Bazemore (24 minutes), Shelvin Mack (24 minutes) and even Austin Daye (seven minutes).
    Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Shawne Williams 1-of-19 from deep w/ Detroit
    Pistons F Shawne Williams shot 0-of-4 from the field on Tuesday, scoring two points with two rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: He's now a combined 1-of-19 from downtown since joining the Pistons. It's a trend that's unlikely to continue, as he was hitting at a 39.5 percent clip with Miami earlier this season, but at some point Stan Van Gundy might decide to bench Williams in favor of Cartier Martin or Quincy Miller. Williams clearly isn't worth owning while ice-cold.
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • C.J. Miles (ankle) now doubtful to return Tue
    Updating a previous report, C.J. Miles (sprained ankle) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle in the first quarter and was able to return for a while, but Rodney Stuckey took his place in the starting lineup to begin the second half. We'll pass along an update after the game.
    Yesterday, 6:09 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • C.J. Miles returns after spraining ankle
    C.J. Miles sprained his right ankle early during Tuesday's game, but he has since returned.

    Advice: He dealt with a severe left ankle injury last season but hasn't had any issues this season, and Indy is fortunate that he returned in a must-win game vs. Brooklyn.
    Yesterday, 4:52 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Luol Deng (knee) out Tuesday vs. the Spurs
    Luol Deng (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: With Deng out, Henry Walker will have the opportunity for another start, with Michael Beasley and James Ennis seeing extended minutes off the bench. Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic will run the show on offense, and both guys are worth a look in daily leagues. Walker can be viewed as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting and steals.
    Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Thaddeus Young will start Tuesday vs. IND
    Thaddeus Young will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers, sending Mason Plumlee back to the bench.

    Advice: Young will not be on a minutes limit tonight, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their active rosters. Plumlee didn't do much during his run with the starting unit, so the demotion to the second unit isn't going to do him any favors. In fact, Plumlee is averaging just 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting as a reserve, so it makes sense to drop him in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:52 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
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) questionable Wed.
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Jones offers plenty of upside, and with Donatas Motiejunas (back) on the shelf, and Dwight Howard still with a minutes limit, Jones could potentially get some decent run upon his return. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues with this news, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Josh Smith's value would take a minor hit with Jones back in the rotation.
    Yesterday, 1:33 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) questionable for Wed
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is questionable for play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Martin said last week that he was hoping to return sometime this week, so there's a small chance he'll be in uniform on Wednesday. That being said, there's just too much uncertainty right now to recommend adding him in most leagues, but there should be another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will continue to log major minutes for the Wolves.
    Yesterday, 1:16 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Kevin Durant: 'This is just a small obstacle'
    Kevin Durant took to Instagram following his season-ending bone graft surgery on Tuesday, and described his recovery process as "a small obstacle" in the "big picture."

    Advice: We wish Durant the best in his recovery, and you can click the link below to see the full post for yourself. Durant, once seemingly invincible, has for the first time in his career had his season derailed by injuries, and there are no guarantees he's ready to go by the start of training camp next season. He's going to be a risky first-round selection next year, which is a very weird sentence to read/write.
    Yesterday, 1:07 pm
    5:00 pm vs Dal
  • Kevin Durant undergoes bone graft surgery
    Kevin Durant (foot) had bone graft surgery for the fifth metatarsal of his right foot on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four to six months.

    Advice: While we've yet to see a team say a surgery was unsuccessful, it's worth noting that the Thunder deemed the surgery a success. The optimistic end of Durant's timetable would put him back on the court by training camp, while the longer end of of that timetable would having him returning at some point in October. We'll be keeping close tabs on Durant's recovery, but the 2015-16 season will mark the first in years where he's not the top option in fantasy drafts.
    Yesterday, 8:38 am
    5:00 pm vs Dal
  • Thaddeus Young will play Tuesday vs Pacers
    Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee.
    Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Andrew Wiggins has coach's support for ROY
    Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said there is no question that Andrew Wiggins should be the2014-15 Rookie of the Year.

    Advice: While Nerlens Noel is closing the gap with a strong second half, Wiggins is in the midst of a finishing kick that his coach says should leave voters with no doubt. "Anyone that throws anything else out, they’re dreaming," Saunders said. "He is the most dominant rookie. He’s playing in a situation where because we’ve been so undermanned, he is the guy." ROY voting aside, Wiggins is averaging 22.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 0.4 three-pointers over his last five games and is rewarding fantasy owners who were patient through his slow start to the season.
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Gerald Green gets 19 minutes, scores 13
    Gerald Green scored 13 points in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Sunday, but Green was very busy tonight with 12 shots from the field and two turnovers. With the Suns likely to prepare for the 2015-16 season, they may opt to go with their young guys over Green. Keep him on the wire in most leagues.
    Monday, 10:42 pm
  • T.J. Warren time again in Phoenix?
    T.J. Warren made 6-of-9 from the field for 13 points against the Blazers on Monday with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are essentially out of the playoffs, so we should get a nice little look at Warren. He scored a career-high 18 points on Sunday and he's shown some very impressive basketball IQ this month. His upside isn't too high, but all owners should be tracking his progress for Thursday night in Oakland.
    Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Rodney Hood (concussion) out for Monday
    Rodney Hood (concussion-like symptoms) will not return on Monday night.

    Advice: If Hood didn't have bad luck regarding his playing status, he'd have no luck at all. He has injuries to both feet and missed most of last week due to a stomach bug. Hood is likely out for at least a couple games, so Joe Ingles is worth a look in standard leagues now.
    Monday, 6:49 pm
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Kevin Martin out on Monday night
    Kevin Martin (hamstrings) will not play on Monday night against the Jazz.

    Advice: He said last week he was hopeful to play this week and maybe he'll give it a go Wednesday at home against the Raptors. Still, Martin isn't worth owning in most leagues with all the uncertainty around him. Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger benefit most.
    Monday, 4:19 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) without a timetable
    Tony Allen (hamstring) does not have a timetable to return.

    Advice: He's not going to play on Monday and he could miss the entire week due to the aggravation to his hamstring. It'll be Vince Carter getting most of his minutes while Jeff Green also benefits. Allen can be dropped in all re-draft leagues.
    Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Jerami Grant (illness) out for Monday night
    Jerami Grant (illness) will not play against the Lakers on Monday.

    Advice: So that's at least three players in the Lakers at Sixers game who are out with an upper respiratory illness. With Grant out, JaKarr Sampson is going to get the start, but he's not a fantasy option. No Grant should help Robert Covington and Hollis Thompson. Fantasy owners in almost any league can't start Grant this week.
    Monday, 3:31 pm
  • Jason Richardson out for a few games
    Jason Richardson (knee) will miss a few games due to knee soreness and swelling.

    Advice: The 76ers have just eight games left this season, so Richardson will likely miss at least half of them. The team will likely start Nerlens Noel, Jerami Grant, Robert Covington, Ish Smith and Furkan Aldemir going forward. Richardson can be dropped everywhere while Grant, Covington and Aldemir benefit slightly.
    Monday, 2:27 pm
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Luol Deng (knee) questionable for Tuesday
    Luol Deng (knee) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Tuesday night.

    Advice: He had some swelling in his knee on Sunday and did not play in the second half. Deng has dealt with a handful of knee and leg issues this season, so there's a decent chance he's out. Miami does have four games this week, so Deng could get multiple games in even if he misses Tuesday. If he's out, Bill Walker and James Ennis will get more run. Deng's fantasy owners might want to play it safe and go with someone else in weekly leagues.
    Monday, 1:58 pm
  • Thad Young questionable vs. IND on Tuesday
    Thad Young (knee) shot around on Monday, and he's being listed as questionable to face the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's iffy at best for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, and he's been out since March 25 with the knee injury. Young's owners can't afford to rely on his return right now given he doesn't appear anywhere close to full strength, and if Young continues to sit, Miles Plumlee is likely to to start at power forward with Earl Clark and Alan Anderson getting a little more time off the bench.
    Monday, 9:40 am
  • Paul George still awaiting medical clearance
    Paul George (leg) is still awaiting medical clearance before making his potential season debut, and he will not play on Tuesday against the Nets.

    Advice: George has passed all of the tests to play, but the medical staff has not cleared him. The fact that George hasn't received clearance from the team's medical staff should have several pumping the brakes on his possible return. While everyone has been trying to guess when or if George will be back, nobody really knows. He's not worth stashing in almost any format.
    Monday, 7:55 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Kevin Martin questionable vs. Jazz on Monday
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is questionable to face the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: We'd bet on him skipping this one. Martin has shown an unwillingness to inconvenience himself this season with the Timberwolves playing for ping pong balls, and he will take his sweet time in deciding when to return. We'd expect Lorenzo Brown to draw another start in his place. As a starter, Brown is averaging 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.6 steals on 38.9 percent shooting.
    Monday, 7:41 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • 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
  • Jones, Motiejunas expected back this season
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) and Donatas Motiejunas (back) are both expected back before the end of the regular season, according to Rockets GM Daryl Morey.

    Advice: That would be great news for a Rockets team that is shorthanded on its frontline. Although neither player has a specific timetable or circled date in an attempt to return, it's encouraging to hear both are making progress. When each is back in the fold, Josh Smith will obviously lose some of his luster.
    Monday, 7:07 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Luol Deng dealing with swelling in his knee
    Luol Deng's knee swelled up at halftime of Sunday's win.

    Advice: Deng did not play in the second half, and when asked about how he felt, Deng said they'd just take it day-by-day in an attempt to get all of the swelling out of the area. Right now, he sounds very iffy for Tuesday, leaving James Ennis as a possibility to start in his place. Ennis started the second half for Deng on Sunday and finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two threes on 5-of-7 shooting in 24.5 minutes.
    Monday, 6:40 am
  • T.J. Warren notches career-high 18 pts Sunday
    T.J. Warren sank 8-of-10 shots to finish Sunday's home loss with a career-high 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: The Suns' playoff hopes to a massive blow with tonight's loss, but Warren's emergence as a reliable bench scorer provides another silver lining for their season. He did his damage in 29 minutes tonight, without any turnovers, but fantasy owners should still be skeptical -- efficient shooting hasn't amounted to much given his 17.8 minutes per game over the past three weeks.
    Sunday, 8:50 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores game-high 28 points in win
    C.J. Miles poured in a game-high 28 points to help Indiana beat the visiting Mavericks on Sunday, making 9-of-12 field goals with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Miles also went 5-of-6 at the FT line, richly rewarding owners who gambled on him despite the return of Rodney Stuckey (calf). He's been good enough to keep in all active lineups, especially since the playoff-hungry Pacers are heading into a four-game week.
    Sunday, 7:09 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) held out as precaution
    Iman Shumpert "jammed" his left ankle during Sunday's game and coach David Blatt didn't seem overly concerned about the injury.

    Advice: "I think he wanted to come back in there but we held him out for precautionary reasons," Blatt said. "I believe he'll be OK." Shumpert didn't return after the injury and we'll leave him on the injury report as a precaution, though it certainly helps that Cleveland doesn't play again until Thursday. If Shumpert does miss time, expect guys like James Jones, Shawn Marion and possibly Mike Miller to fill the void.
    Sunday, 6:55 pm
  • Courtney Lee can't heat up offensively
    Courtney Lee had another cool night offensively on Sunday, hitting 4-of-11 FGs to finish with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Lee's playing time was inflated by Tony Allen's absence with a sore hamstring, but Lee still didn't do enough to justify plucking him off the waiver wire. He came in shooting 32.7 percent from the field in March, and 23.7 percent from downtown, rendering him unusable in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.
    Sunday, 6:26 pm
  • Luol Deng (knee contusion) out for game Sun
    Luol Deng suffered a left knee contusion vs. the Pistons on Sunday and will not return.

    Advice: The Heat have had terrible luck with injuries this season, and knowing how cautious they tend to be with their players, it's possible that Deng's status could be in jeopardy for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. For what it's worth , head coach Erik Spoelstra was optimistic that Deng would be able to play on Tuesday, but we should be able to provide more details when he is evaluated on Monday. If Deng is forced to miss any time, James Ennis, Michael Beasley (elbow) and Henry Walker would all have to step up on the wing. Deng finished with four points, two boards, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.
    Sunday, 4:31 pm
  • Jerami Grant lousy in start for Philly Sunday
    Jerami Grant struggled on Sunday with two points and two boards in a road loss at Cleveland, missing all four of his field goal attempts while going 2-of-4 at the free throw line.

    Advice: Grant's starting job is nearly irrelevant for fantasy purposes -- in three previous starts he averaged 6.7 points on 30.4 percent shooting, and was only worth owning for blocks (2.7). His defensive upside and 3-point range may be enough for ownership in deep leagues, but everyone else should steer clear of his FG percentage (37.8 percent) and FT percentage (59.7 percent).
    Sunday, 4:13 pm
  • Jason Richardson rested vs. Cavs on Sunday
    Jason Richardson was rested on Sunday, the first game of a back-to-back set.

    Advice: Philly hosts the Lakers on Monday in a cross-conference battle of cellar-dwellers, and we expect J-Rich to return to the lineup and play his usual 15-20 minutes. His fantasy value is restricted to a handful of 3-pointers.
    Sunday, 4:09 pm
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Alan Anderson scores nine pts w/ two steals
    Alan Anderson scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting (2-of-2 from the charity stripe), with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and two steals through 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: Anderson is a guy that can do a little bit of everything, and he's seen his minutes increased over the past two games with Thaddeus Young (knee) unavailable. He's not going to blow you away with his production, but if you're in a deep league and looking for a low-end steals/3-point specialist, Anderson could be your guy.
    Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) won't play vs. Spurs
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Vince Carter will step into the starting lineup, but Jeff Green will probably see the biggest boost in value off the bench. Allen has no timetable to return, but considering how tricky hamstring strains can be, The Grizzlies will likely be cautious moving forward. Allen should be considered closer to doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Kings.
    Sunday, 2:45 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (ankle) will not return Sunday
    Iman Shumpert was forced to leave Sunday's game vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: Shumpert was able to walk off the floor under his own power, but the Cavaliers have no reason to risk his health and they may have just decided to keep him out as a precaution. We will update his status once we know more, but we will go ahead and consider him questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Heat. If he is unable to play, J.R. Smith would have to log big minutes while Matthew Dellavedova may see a few extra minutes off the bench as well. Shumpert finished today's game with nine points, three steals and one board in 11 minutes.
    Sunday, 2:40 pm
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) out again on Sunday
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Martin is targeting a return next week but he remains iffy to play in Monday's game vs. the Jazz, and cautious owners may want to hedge their bets in weekly leagues. The Wolves got a few healthy bodies back into the lineup with Anthony Bennett and Robbie Hummel returning on Sunday, but they'll still lean heavily on sixth-man Chase Budinger.
    Sunday, 12:52 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Rodney Hood (illness) scores seven in return
    Rodney Hood (illness) returned from a two-game absence vs. the Thunder on Saturday and scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with three boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were there for Hood, but this was a rather boring line and he wasn't very aggressive tonight. The Jazz also opted to go with newly acquired Chris Johnson down the stretch, but they probably just wanted to ease Hood back into action. As of right now, Hood is only an option in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers, but he does have upside and owners will want to monitor him down the stretch.
    Saturday, 8:49 pm
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) questionable for Sun
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He did not return from his hamstring strain on Friday and he's dealt with hamstring strains before this season, so Allen has a decent chance to miss this game. If he's out, expect Jeff Green to step up in the starting lineup while Courtney Lee will also benefit.
    Saturday, 4:37 pm
  • Kevin Martin, Bennett & Hummel are questionable
    Kevin Martin (hamstring), Anthony Bennett (leg) and Robbie Hummel (hand) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Martin said on Friday that he's hoping for his hamstring to heal by next week, so we still don't like his chances to play. Plus, the Wolves continue to list him as questionable as if they didn't even hear his comments. Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger benefit the most with Budinger serving as a solid add in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 3:13 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) out 7-10 days?
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) could miss 7-10 days due to his ankle sprain.

    Advice: This isn't a big surprise considering he wasn't in great shape on Friday following his injury. His fantasy owners should consider cutting him with only two more full weeks remaining in the season. Jeff Taylor should get some starts and most of the minutes, but there will be more scoring chances going to Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson.
    Saturday, 2:30 pm
  • Paul George still not saying positive things
    Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.

    Advice: "The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league.
    Saturday, 1:05 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Rodney Hood is probable for Saturday
    Rodney Hood (illness) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been sick since Monday due to a stomach problem and is finally feeling better. Hood may have more shots headed his way with Derrick Favors (back) likely out tonight. He's worth a look in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 12:55 pm
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) out vs. Hawks
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: There's a good chance he misses more games based on how slowly he limped back to the locker room last night. With Kidd-Gilchrist out, expect to see Gerald Henderson log most of his minutes at small forward while Mo Williams, Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams will also benefit.
    Saturday, 12:06 pm
  • Paul George (leg) inactive for Sunday's game
    Paul George (leg) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: So much for George supposedly playing this week. The Pacers have rightfully been cautious with their franchise player and it's highly doubtful that he takes the court any time soon. At this point in the season, hopeful owners who have stashed George should probably move on.
    Saturday, 10:20 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Thaddeus Young (knee) officially out Sunday
    Thaddeus Young (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game out of the lineup, and there is still no indication on when he will return. The Nets are still in the playoff hunt, so hopefully we will see Young back out on the floor soon. Mason Plumlee started at power forward on Friday vs. the Cavaliers, but he was largely ineffective and is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Saturday, 9:06 am
  • Doug McDermott (back) will not play Saturday
    Doug McDermott (back) will not play vs. the Knicks on Saturday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: McDermott reportedly had another setback, so he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a consistent part of the rotation anyways, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. We will update his status once we know more.
    Saturday, 8:55 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Gerald Green scores 12 in 13 minutes
    Gerald Green scored 12 points in 13 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he gave Green some extra run because he needed some shooting in the lineup, but Green looked gassed tonight. He probably didn't help himself much for playing time and Brandon Knight (ankle) should be back soon, so leave him on the wire.
    Friday, 11:24 pm
  • Barnes scores three points with two steals
    Harrison Barnes scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting (including a trey) with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes on Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Barnes is riding the coattails of a few big games this past week and altogether he's been productive enough over that span to be worth owning. Obviously he's a shaky asset but Andre Iguodala is already ruled out for Saturday's game and with four games next week he could be worth sticking into lineups if the Dubs rest guys.
    Friday, 11:01 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.
    Friday, 10:55 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • 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.
    Friday, 9:43 pm
  • Andre Iguodala will be rested on Saturday
    Andre Iguodala will be rested on Saturday night in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said others will have their minutes limited, so there's a chance there could be other DNPs on the horizon. Iguodala had a bad game in a win on Friday, making 1-of-11 from the field for three points with six boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. It'll be Harrison Barnes, Shaun Livingston and Justin Holiday stepping up.
    Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Tony Allen (hamstring strain) leaves game
    Tony Allen suffered a left hamstring strain on Friday.

    Advice: He's had hamstring issues already this season and the Grizzlies are being blown out, so Allen is likely out for the game. If he needs to miss time, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should pick up his minutes. Green would start and gain the most value. Allen finished with four points, four boards and one block in 19 minutes.
    Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) leaves game
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a left ankle sprain on Friday and will not return.

    Advice: He was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, but he was moving slowly. At this point, he's likely going to be out for the rest of the game. With Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller (shoulder) out, Jason Maxiell, Marvin Williams and Gerald Henderson will step up. MKG exited with 11 points, eight boards and one block.
    Friday, 5:51 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
  • Kevin Martin, Ricky Rubio ruled out Friday
    Kevin Martin (hamstrings) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Martin said he expects to be better next week, so he is probably going to miss at least a couple more games. Andrew Wiggins has been logging major minutes and will look to strength his case for Rookie of the Year. Lorenzo Brown will be getting most of Martin's minutes.
    Friday, 3:57 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • 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
  • 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
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is making progress
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is making significant progress and rode a stationary bike on Friday.

    Advice: If the progress continues, Jones could resume on-court activity as soon as Tuesday. This is great news to hear on Jones after suffering a very scary partially collapsed lung. Fantasy owners can probably keep him on the wire unless you have the luxury of stashing players right now.
    Friday, 12:18 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kevin Durant will have season-ending surgery
    Kevin Durant (foot) will have season-ending foot surgery and will be held out of basketball activities for 4-6 months.

    Advice: He is going to have a bone graft procedure because he is "showing signs of regression," according to the team. This will be his third surgery on his right foot and he's not a complete lock to be ready for training camp. If Durant needs six months to get back to basketball-related activity, he'll be looking at an October return. After five consecutive seasons of being the number one player in fantasy leagues, Durant's fantasy stock has plummeted more than almost anyone could have imagined. We hope we see the 2013-14 KD next season.
    Friday, 11:55 am
    5:00 pm vs Dal
  • Rodney Hood getting medical evaluation
    Rodney Hood (illness) is getting further medical evaluation.

    Advice: He is not traveling with the team and it sounds like he's going to be out for a while. With Hood out, Joe Ingles will get some extra run along with Elijah Millsap and newly-added Chris Johnson.
    Friday, 11:22 am
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) targeting next week?
    Kevin Martin (hamstrings) said his strained hamstrings should be better and good to go by next week.

    Advice: He's technically listed as questionable for tonight, but this update suggests he's not going to play. With Martin out, Andrew Wiggins has been playing a ton of minutes while Lorenzo Brown is also getting minutes in the 30s. Chase Budinger also benefits as the best floor-spacing guy on the team. Martin can be dropped in most formats.
    Friday, 11:16 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • 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
  • C.J. Miles scores 26 points in a loss
    C.J. Miles was the good version of himself against the Bucks on Thursday, making 7-of-14 from the field for 26 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He briefly left the game due to a leg injury and was able to return about seven minutes later in real time. Miles has been able to knock down 2.1 treys per game in his previous 16 games since the break, but he's been detrimental to most fantasy categories. Congrats if you streamed him on the light night.
    Thursday, 7:45 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Rodney Hood (illness) not on road trip
    Rodney Hood (illness) did not travel with the team for their road-game in Denver.

    Advice: We'll be considering Hood doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and if he is indeed unavailable, Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles will have the opportunity to play extended minutes. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 3:35 pm
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Martin was "available to play" on Wednesday, but he never left the bench. Owners can expect to get another update on Martin following Friday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Chase Budinger and Lorenzo Brown will again be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Timberwolves. Budinger has been playing some great ball lately, and he'll be worth a look in daily leagues in Martin is indeed unavailable. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 1:38 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) will not play Fri
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Jones remains without a clear timetable to return, and at this point in the fantasy season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Josh Smith could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes Friday. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 11:48 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • 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
  • Thaddeus Young out Friday, doubtful Sunday
    Thaddeus Young (knee) has been listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers and doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday.
    Thursday, 10:45 am
  • Paul George out again vs Bucks on Thursday
    Paul George (leg) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George.
    Thursday, 10:36 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Thabo Sefolosha feeling fine after return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) said he felt fine in his return on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Sefolosha played just seven minutes against the Magic in his first game since late-January, but was able to get through the game without any setbacks. With the playoffs on the horizon, the Hawks are likely to be cautious with Sefolosha's minutes so he can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.
    Thursday, 7:49 am
  • Jason Richardson plays 25 minutes
    Jason Richardson returned from rest on Wednesday with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer on 3-of-13 from the field.

    Advice: He's not going to play in back-to-back games and did not play on Tuesday. The 76ers have another back-to-back starting on Sunday, so keep that in mind if he's on your roster in a deep league.
    Wednesday, 11:10 pm
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Jerami Grant blocks five shots in start at PF
    Jerami Grant started at power forward against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, four rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and five blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Can we please keep him in the starting lineup, Brett Brown? Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) missed tonight and perhaps he misses more time. Grant has 4.0 blocks per game in his two starts and he continues to post highlight-reel plays. He's still below 40 percent from the field and 60 percent from the line, so his ceiling is going to be capped for standard leagues. Give Grant a look if you're looking for some steals, blocks and treys.
    Wednesday, 10:55 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
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • 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
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot.
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha finally returns for Hawks
    Thabo Sefolosha finally returned from his calf injury and played seven scoreless minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not going to have any fantasy value, but the Hawks will need his defense and experience in the playoffs. He hadn't played since Jan. 30.
    Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (left knee) out for game
    Thaddeus Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and he will likely have an MRI on Thursday. To clarify, a hyperextended knee means his joint just went past where it's normally supposed to go, so this isn't a specific diagnosis. We should know more on Thursday, but Young could miss time. It'll be Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson and Cory Jefferson stepping up. Young finished with 11 points and four boards in 23 minutes, and could miss time with this injury.
    Wednesday, 5:40 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hurts left leg on Wednesday
    Thaddeus Young suffered an apparent left leg injury on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: He laid on the court for 10 seconds or so before the Nets had to commit a foul. Young could have suffered a number of injuries with most of his leg twisting. He was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Stay tuned for an update.
    Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Courtney Lee will start, Jeff Green off bench
    Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats.
    Wednesday, 5:04 pm
  • Jerami Grant will start for L MAM
    Jerami Grant will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: It'll be his second start of his career. In his first start, Grant played 30 minutes for eight points, four boards, one assist and three blocks. He's worth a look in deeper leagues and could climb into the standard league convo with his high upside.
    Wednesday, 4:44 pm
  • Jason Richardson starting, Covington benched
    Jason Richardson (rest) will play vs. the Nuggets on Wednesday, shifting Robert Covington to the bench.

    Advice: J-Rich doesn't play in back-to-back sets which is why he didn't play on Tuesday, but he is ready to roll tonight. However, Richardson has struggled mightily for the 76ers, and he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Covington's value takes a hit every time he comes off the bench, but he is still worth holing onto in most leagues for his ridiculous ability from beyond the arc.
    Wednesday, 4:43 pm
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Kevin Martin is 'available to play' vs. LA
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Earlier reports say the injury situation is the same with the Wolves, so there's still a very good chance we don't see Martin out there tonight. Expect to see more Chase Budinger on the wing tonight with Justin Hamilton back. Lorenzo Brown should also get some minutes again tonight.
    Wednesday, 4:23 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Courtney Lee (hand) expects to play Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:29 pm
  • Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) feeling better
    Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) is "feeling better" and will play as soon as "the pain subsides," according to coach Kevin McHale.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss the rest of the regular season. With Dwight Howard already back and ready to play tonight, Jones seems like a player almost all fantasy owners should cut at this time. Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will play more with Dwight having a minutes limit.
    Wednesday, 3:10 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Doug McDermott out Wednesday w/ sore back
    Doug McDermott will not play on Wednesday due to back soreness.

    Advice: His absence gives Tom Thibodeau one fewer perimeter shooter to bring off the bench, but it shouldn't have any implications in fantasy leagues. McDermott is averaging under 10 minutes per game since the All-Star break and the waiver wire is his permanent residence.
    Wednesday, 2:38 pm
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Rodney Hood (illness) will not play Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (illness) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was really starting to come on strong for the Jazz, but the rookie has had a tough time staying on the floor this season. Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is doubtful Wednesday, meaning Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap should see plenty of minutes vs. the Blazers, though neither player is an appealing option in most leagues. Consider Hood day-to-day moving forward.
    Wednesday, 10:19 am
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Courtney Lee (hand) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies.
    Wednesday, 9:31 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will play on Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through shootaround and will play on Wednesday vs. the Magic as expected.

    Advice: After a 23-game absence, Sefolosha is finally back to bolster Atlanta's bench rotation. Expect the Hawks to ease him back into action tonight, and just to be clear, he still belongs on the wire in just about all leagues at the moment.
    Wednesday, 8:20 am
  • Andre Iguodala scores 21 pts on 9-of-11 FGs
    Andre Iguodala lit up the Blazers for 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting during Tuesday's road win, hitting three 3-pointers with four boards, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He tied his season-high with five turnovers but that's uncharacteristic and it's the least of his fantasy owners' concerns -- as long as he's playing 28+ minutes per game, Iguodala is a solid play in all standard leagues. We'll keep an eye on his role over the coming week, as Klay Thompson's return and the Warriors' iron-clad playoff positioning could lead to some precautionary rest for Iguodala.
    Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Shawne Williams (illness) will play Tuesday
    Shawne Williams (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Williams will may be able to see his minutes in the teens tonight with Greg Monroe (knee) sidelined, but with averages of just 2.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game with the Pistons, he can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:12 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) doubtful for Wednesday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: With both Hood and Gordon Hayward (shoulder) being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game, the Jazz are going to be very thin on the wings. Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will likely see a healthy heaping of minutes if Hood and Hayward are indeed unavailable, while Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 3:03 pm
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) probable for Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha has missed the past 23 games, so he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. However, as long as Kyle Korver is healthy, Sefolosha belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:35 pm
  • Paul George (leg) out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Paul George (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: There's really no telling when, or if, George will be able to return this season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s franchise player, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
    Tuesday, 11:41 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Jason Richardson (rest) out Tuesday vs. SAC
    Jason Richardson (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Sacramento, and Robert Covington will draw the start in his place.

    Advice: It's the first half of a back-to-back set, so Richardson will sit tonight so that he can play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Richardson's production has been sporadic, scoring five, six, 14, and two points in his previous four outings. His struggles with consistency, partnered with the fact he will be sitting out games in back-to-back sets makes him a very tough guy to own in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 11:29 am
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Rodney Hood misses Tuesday practice
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Hood left Monday's game against Minnesota with a stomach problem and was unable to practice on Tuesday, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With Gordon Hayward (shoulder) already questionable for Wedesday, Joe Ingles would be in for a minutes boost if Hood is unable to suit up, while Elijah Millsap would also see some extra minutes.
    Tuesday, 10:59 am
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • Frank Vogel says Paul George isn't ready
    In a departure from what team president Larry Bird recently said, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't think Paul George (leg) is ready to return.

    Advice: While Bird had previously said George is cleared to play, Vogel said that George is cleared to practice. "Well, that's what Larry said. Like I said," Vogel told reporters, "there's a lot of layers to it. He's not ready. He hasn't reached our level of what we feel he's ready to play." While the Pacers are hopeful that George will return this season, fantasy owners are better off using a roster spot on a healthy player that can produce right now.
    Tuesday, 8:14 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Tony Allen hoping for All-Defensive team
    Tony Allen said he wants to make the All-Defensive first time this year.

    Advice: "I’m sticking your elite two-guards in the league," Allen sayid. "Not even just two guards: I check the Durants, the Joe Johnsons, the Lebrons—the best player every night. They robbed me last yea. The only reason they didn’t put me in there is because I missed a lot of games, but this year I’m for sure first team." Allen has been on a tear as of late in averaging 11.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.8 steals over his last five games and needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues.
    Tuesday, 7:30 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha inching closer to return
    Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is getting closer to a return.

    Advice: "Thabo is very close," Budenholzer said. "He had a very good workout today. I think we’ll see how his calf responds to that. If everything is in a good place. I’ll just leave it as he is very, very close." While Thabo's return will put a dent in the fantasy value of Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder, he can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as the Hawks are likely to limit his minutes after a two-month layoff.
    Tuesday, 7:20 am
  • 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
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Allen productive in 27 minutes on Monday
    Tony Allen scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in Monday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Allen has been a top-75 player over the last month and it's well past time he's owned in all standard leagues.
    Monday, 8:02 pm
  • Rodney Hood (illness) out for game on Monday
    Rodney Hood (gastrointestinal distress) will not return on Monday.

    Advice: He was in the tunnel and was in a lot of discomfort before going back to the locker room. For what it's worth, Hood had some issues at college last year with his stomach and during an NBA tryout, so this has been a trend for him in a little over a year. Joe Ingles should get more chances to score while Elijah Millsap will also step up. Hood finished with eight points, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
    Monday, 7:51 pm
    6:00 pm vs Den
  • 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
  • C.J. Miles makes 3-of-16 from the field
    C.J. Miles made 3-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Monday for six points with two rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all eight shots from deep. Miles is the ultimate boom-or-bust player and he's one of the best bets if you had to guess a player was going to shoot below 25 percent from the game. Of course, he could drop 25 his next time out. He is what he is.
    Monday, 7:06 pm
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy.
    Monday, 3:08 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) close to a return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is "very, very close" to a return.

    Advice: His 6-8 week timetable is almost up from his injury back in January. The Hawks gave most of his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, so expect those guys to play a little less when the Hawks have a full roster. Although, they'll be resting players a lot more. Keep Sefolosha on the wire in most leagues.
    Mar 23, 11:10 am
  • Pacers going day-by-day with Paul George
    Larry Bird told ESPN that he thinks Paul George (leg) has been cleared to play, but he stopped short of saying George was going to play again this season.

    Advice: He will not play on Monday, and to be clear, Bird wants George to get back out there if he can. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to play. And I don’t want Paul to go out there until he feels comfortable with his conditioning and the way he’s practicing. I’d like to see him do a little bit better." It sounds like a very nebulous situation with lots of moving parts, and nobody is certain what will come next despite everyone doing their best to guess. The Pacers and George are taking this day-by-day, and the sooner everyone else in the world can realize that's how it's going to be—and should be—the better.
    Mar 23, 9:23 am
    4:30 pm @ Bos
  • Terrence Jones (lung) remains out of action
    Terrence Jones (ribs/lung) will not play on Monday, and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Jones has no timetable to return and is unlikely to be back in short order. Considering where we are in the fantasy season, owners have to think long and hard about moving on. Without Jones, Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will be the primary beneficiaries.
    Mar 23, 6:46 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Jason Richardson w/ five points in 21 minutes
    Jason Richardson finished Sunday's road defeat with five points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, three assists and zero defensive stats in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The rebuilding Sixers haven't shied away from starting the 34-year-old Richardson, who hasn't been a fantasy asset despite averaging 22 minutes over his past five games. "It depends on the situation, what team wants me," J-Rich said, when asked about continuing his NBA career next season. "How my knee holds up. God willing, maybe two or three more years." If nothing else, Richardson has served the Sixers well as a veteran role model for their neophyte roster.
    Mar 22, 9:42 pm
    4:00 pm @ Was
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist gets 18 points vs. MIN
    The Hornets earned a 109-98 road win on Sunday with a boost from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who grabbed nine rebounds and scored 18 points on 8-of-10 field goals.

    Advice: MKG added one block and his offensive improvement has been fun to watch this season -- shot selection has been the biggest key, and tonight all but three of his shots came within two feet of the hoop. He's worth owning for steady across-the-board contributions with an emphasis on rebounds and blocks.
    Mar 22, 6:35 pm
  • Luol Deng cools off in 28 minutes vs. Thunder
    Luol Deng cooled off during Sunday's loss with six points on 3-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and three assists in just 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: Deng's minutes were down due to the lopsided score, with only Dwyane Wade (12 points) and Goran Dragic (12 points) exceeding the 30-minute mark. He was averaging 16.7 points on 62.5 percent shooting in Miami's previous three games, and remains a solid late-middle round fantasy option when healthy.
    Mar 22, 3:03 pm
  • Shawne Williams (illness) out Sunday vs. BOS
    Shawne Williams (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: With both Greg Monroe (knee) and Williams sidelined, Anthony Tolliver is going to get all the run he can handle. However, Tolliver will look to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing outing in which he scored just four points through 22 minutes of action without connecting on a single 3-pointer. He has a more favorable matchup today, but he remains a risky option in daily leagues.
    Mar 22, 1:44 pm
  • Jason Richardson not ready to retire yet
    Jason Richardson is hoping to spend the next three weeks trying to convince other NBA teams that he still has gas left in the tank in the hopes of landing another contract.

    Advice: "It depends on the situation, what team wants me. How my knee holds up. God willing, maybe two or three more years," Richardson said. "I have to keep telling myself [I’ll be better]. I’m my toughest critic. I can’t sleep at night when we don’t win and I play bad. I have to keep telling myself I’ve only played 10 games in two years. Hey, your legs might not be there some nights, so do something else to help this team out." The 76ers have opted to start the veteran SG since he returned from injury and even though he can't play in back-to-back sets, Richardson has averaged 9.4 points per game in 12 appearances. However, at this point in his career, Richardson is only an asset in deeper leagues.
    Mar 22, 6:08 am
    4:00 pm @ Was
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