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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    27 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Trevor Ariza does a little bit of everything
    Trevor Ariza was his usual multi-category self during Sunday's win over the Wizards, posting 13 points on 3-of-9 shooting (5-of-5 from the line) to go with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, two assists, two steals and four turnovers through 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: Ariza is logging heavy minutes for the Rockets on a nightly basis, and his ability to fill up every category on the stat sheet while offering elite steals totals has him turning in early-round value on the season. Get ready for him to put on a show during the Rockets upcoming four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
  • James Harden scores 24 points with full line
    James Harden scored 24 points on 7-of-20 shooting (9-of-10 from the line), with six assists, three rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, one block and three turnovers during Sunday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Harden has been on an absolute tear through the month of March, posting ridiculous averages of 28.4 points, 7.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks while getting to the charity stripe 12.8 times per game and knocking down an impressive 86.2 percent of those attempts. He's carrying fantasy squads through the playoffs, and he'll get four games next week. Enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:52 pm
     
    Injured
  • No Cavs will be rested Sunday vs. the 76ers
    The Cavs will not rest any of their players for Sunday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Anyone who was fearing a possible rest day for LeBron James against the tanking 76ers can go ahead and put those fears to rest. He may however take an early seat on the bench if the game turns into a blowout, but he's obviously a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:44 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:40 pm
  • JaKarr Sampson headed to the bench Sunday
    JaKarr Sampson will return to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Sampson wasn't worth owning as a starter, so the move to the bench isn't going to do him any favors. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Furkan Aldemir will start at center today, which will slide over Nerlens Noel to the four-spot, and Jerami Grant to the small forward position. Head coach Brett Brown said that he wants to get a look at Noel at the power forward position for the next nine games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:32 pm
  • Furkan Aldemir starting at center Sunday
    Furkan Aldemir will start at center for Sunday's game vs. the Cavs, sliding Nerlens Noel over to the four-spot, and sending JaKarr Sampson to the bench.

    Advice: The Sixers will go with a starting unit of Ish Smith, Robert Covington, Jerami Grant, Noel and Aldemir. This will be Aldemir's second start of the season, but the last time he entered the starting lineup he failed to score through 20 minutes of action while adding just five rebounds and three blocks. He can remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:22 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (illness) out Sunday vs. NO
    Kevin Garnett (illness, knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Garnett has reportedly been sick for the past four days, and unable to eat, so he'll remain on the sidelines for Sunday's game. With Garnett unavailable, Gorgui Dieng will continue to get all the run he can handle, while Andreian Payne will see his minutes in the 20s. Anthony Bennett will return to action today, so he'll also have the opportunity to get into the rotation, although his minutes will likely be very limited after spending the past month on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:09 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) will return Sunday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) will make his return Sunday vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: The Timberwolves have been absolutely devastated by injuries, so Bennett will provide the team with some much-needed frontcourt depth. That being said, he's been out since Feb. 20, so he'll more than likely have his minutes held in check today as his conditioning isn't likely where it needs to be. Until he's logging major minutes for Minnesota, he belongs on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:57 am
  • Robbie Hummel (hand) will make return Sunday
    Robbie Hummel (hand) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Hummel has been out since Jan. 25 with a broken hand, so he'll more than likely have his minutes limited today. He'll give the Wolves some much-needed backcourt depth, but until he becomes a major part of the rotation, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:54 am
  • Ed Davis (rest) will not play Sunday vs. BKN
    Ed Davis (rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: With Davis and Carlos Boozer being given the day off, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly, and Jordan Hill will all have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Kelly is good for some 3-pointers, while Hill can put up some points and rebounds, while Black can be viewed as a rebounding and shot blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:19 am
     
    Injured
  • Carlos Boozer will be inactive Sunday vs. BKN
    Carlos Boozer (rest) will sit out Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Despite being healthy, Boozer has spent the past three games on the sidelines as the Lakers try to improve their odds in the draft lottery. There's a chance he returns to the lineup on Monday vs. the 76ers, but at this point in the fantasy season, Boozer belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:15 am
     
    Injured
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:11 am
  • DeJuan Blair (personal) out again on Sunday
    DeJuan Blair (personal) will not be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This will be his third straight game away from the team and it's still unclear when he will return. Blair wasn't in the rotation anyways, so his absence won't make an impact in fantasy leagues. Leave Blair on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:15 am
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Richard Jefferson will start vs. IND Sunday
    Richard Jefferson will start in place of Monta Ellis (calf) vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

    Advice: Ellis doesn't have a timetable to return, meaning Jefferson could get some decent run down the stretch for the Mavericks. In 11 previous starts this season Jefferson has posted averages of 10.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.8 3-pointers, so he is certainly worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 am
  • David West and Rodney Stuckey will play Sun
    David West (illness) and Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Advice: West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he is good to go and is expected to resume his normal role with the first unit. West can safely be activated in all lineups, while Luis Scola will return to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:11 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:06 am
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Enes Kanter has no regrets about comments
    Enes Kanter said after Saturday's loss to the Jazz that he has no regrets over his comments about his former team.

    Advice: "No, if I was to take back, I would just say it, right? That’s how I felt and I’m not taking nothing back," Kanter said. "I still care about them, I still care about a few of my teammates." Head coach Scott Brook wasn't happy with Kanter's attitude during the introductions when he seemingly kept edging the crowd on, but Brooks said he would deal with the issue internally. Regardless, Kanter will be eager to move on from this and will look to help the Thunder boost their playoff chances by taking care of business vs. the Suns on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:29 am
  • Dion Waiters scores just three points in loss
    Dion Waiters scored just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding two boards, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters had scored in double digits in each of his last four games, so this was a frustrating line for any owners relying on him tonight. Waiters is still locked into a starting role moving forward with Andre Roberson on the shelf, and he will have a chance to bounce back vs. the Suns on Sunday. That being said, he is far from a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 32 points in win
    LaMarcus Aldridge stayed hot against the Nuggets on Saturday during a 120-114 win, making 13-of-20 from the field for 32 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He carried his team on Friday in a big win at Phoenix and the Blazers have won all three games since LMA returned from a finger injury on Wednesday. They still only have the fifth-best record in the Western Conference, but they should be able to lock down the No. 4 seed because they should win their division. Aldridge and the Blazers get four games this week with three on national TV, too (Suns, Clippers and Lakers). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 21 points vs. Nuggets
    Arron Afflalo scored 21 points against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: Revenge game? Afflalo didn't really have beef with Denver, but this was a very, very overdue positive showing. His two steals and 21 points were the most he's produced in a Blazer uniform. We'll need to see it again, especially considering he's been posting some single-digit usage rates this month. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • J.J. Hickson plays 26 minutes in start
    J.J. Hickson played 26 minutes in a start against the Blazers during a 120-114 loss on Saturday, scoring nine points with eight boards, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari (rest) didn't play tonight, but Hickson only picked up four minutes from his Friday game. He's not a great player to add in most leagues for poor foul shooting and not much contribution to the defensive stats. The Nuggets are off until Wednesday and only play three games between now and Wednesday Apr. 8. That's not good. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Will Barton scores 12 off the bench
    Will Barton scored 12 points on 6-of-8 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday with seven boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He was known as Will the Thrill and the People's Champ in Portland as one of the fan favorites and he was quite comfortable tonight. Plus, he did the ol' inbounds pass of an opponent and was able to get an easy dunk. Barton is doing a fine job of adding multiple stats for his fantasy owners, but it's going to sting to have him on your roster because the Nuggets are off until Wednesday while tons of teams will play two games in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Talk is cheap: Enes Kanter scores 18 in loss
    Enes Kanter failed to lead the Thunder past his former team on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had some pretty brutal comments about the Jazz prior to the game tonight, and the home crowd certainly let him hear it throughout the game. Rudy Gobert won the matchup tonight, but Kanter still deserves some credit for the way he has been playing for the Thunder. Kanter is averaging an impressive 21.5 points and 12.3 boards over his last four games, and while he still doesn't produce assists, blocks or steals on a consistent basis, he should be locked in a must-start player in all leagues down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 17 in win Saturday
    Gordon Hayward shot just 4-of-16 from the field on Saturday with four turnovers, but he still managed to finish with 17 points, five boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: This was Hayward's second game back since missing two consecutive games with a shoulder injury, so his owners should give him a pass for the poor shooting. The good news is that Hayward played 38 minutes tonight, and it doesn't appear that he will miss any more action due to his shoulder. Deploy him with confidence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • J.J. Hickson will draw the start on Saturday
    J.J. Hickson will draw the start vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari is taking the night off in order to get some extra rest, but it's definitely surprising to see the Nuggets go with Hickson over Jusuf Nurkic. Hickson might flirt with a double-double vs. his former team, but he still belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Robbie Hummel questionable to play
    Robbie Hummel (hand) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He is hopeful to return this season, but being questionable for Sunday is a little optimistic. He would likely get some forward minutes upon his return, but keep him on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games dating back to Feb. 20 and maybe he can get back in the rotation. The Wolves are rolling with just eight guys in their rotation and only seven of them are getting consistent double-digit minutes, so Bennett would likely get some run. He can stay on the wire until he's officially a go, though. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful to play
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Why don't they just rule him out? He has yet to play in a road game with the Wolves this season and it would be a shock to see him suit up. The Wolves traded away Thaddeus Young to get Garnett. He can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:18 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Enes Kanter says he misses the mountains
    Enes Kanter said on Saturday that the only thing he misses in Utah is the mountains.

    Advice: "I don't want to make no comments on them, but I think, after I went to OKC, I was like 'Oh man, this is how NBA teams [are],'" Kanter said. "Everything there is just professional. Everything they do is for the players. You just only focus on basketball." Well, the boo birds are going to be flocking to Utah tonight. Plus, Rudy Gobert will probably guard Kanter on several possessions. It should be fun. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
  • David West (illness) probable for Sunday
    David West (illness) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he should be ready to roll in a tough matchup with the Mavericks. Check back after shootaround just to be safe, but West's owners can go ahead and pencil him into lineups. Luis Scola will head back to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Barton double-doubles off the bench
    Will Barton double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and two assists in just 20 minutes.

    Advice: Barton continues to hang onto late-round value in his low-minute role and it's enough to keep throwing kindling on the fire. If he can see some key guys ahead of him call it an early season, there is potential for him to post some really active lines. On the other hand, the Nuggets finish the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks so that is working against him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Hayward (shoulder) returns, produces vs. DEN
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting (1-of-7 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward looked fine and made it through the game unscathed at least as far as the postgame reporting indicates. If Derrick Favors misses any time with his back injury, you'll see Hayward get a few more touches. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:48 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 27 points vs. Suns
    LaMarcus Aldridge hit a few wild shots against the Suns during an 87-81 victory on Friday, scoring a game-high 27 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns did a decent job on defense, but Aldridge was just knocking down contested shots. He made all six shots from the field in the fourth quarter for 15 points in that frame. Aldridge doesn't appear to be bothered by an index finger injury that kept him out of action on Tuesday, so his fantasy owners can keep him locked and loaded for Saturday because coach Terry Stotts isn't a fan of resting players. In his three previous games against the Nuggets, LMA averaged 26.3 points and 3.0 blocks per game, so his owners should have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:44 pm
  • Jefferson (back) returns to action on Friday
    Richard Jefferson (back) returned to action on Friday in a seven-minute outing.

    Advice: Jefferson had just one rebound and one assist and he needs to produce before owners should pay him any attention. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:23 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points vs. Wolves
    James Harden scored 33 points during a 120-110 win over the Wolves on Friday with four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He tied his season high in steals tonight and his six treys were the most he's made in a game during the second half. The Rockets were able to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Harden may have actually lost ground in the MVP race with Stephen Curry hitting a 9.5 on the Curry-O-Meter tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:13 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:22 pm
  • LeBron posts big line in loss to Brooklyn
    LeBron James scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, nine assists, five steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Nets.

    Advice: The Cavs played like a team that's starting to coast but most of their key guys got their numbers tonight. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with three assists, one steal and two blocks, and Kevin Love scored 18 points with seven rebounds and two threes. J.R. Smith had a down night with eight points, five rebounds, two steals and two threes, and all of these guys play just seven games in three weeks starting next week. This has the potential to get ugly for owners, and owners have to hope the Bulls can close in from 2.5 games behind for the No. 2 slot in the East. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Richard Jefferson will play vs. Spurs
    Updating a previous item, Richard Jefferson (back) will play on Friday.

    Advice: An earlier report had RJ as out, but he'll give it a go. He is not in the rotation every night, so chances are his minutes will be limited tonight. Keep him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:09 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (illness) out on Friday
    Kevin Garnett (illness, knee) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He has been ill for five days and is not at the arena. Garnett could be out for the season with some sort of soreness in his knee, so keep him on the wire. Justin Hamilton could play more, but he may still be dealing with a head issue. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:51 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:11 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Richard Jefferson (back) out on Friday night
    Richard Jefferson (back) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He was hopeful to play tonight after shootaround, but apparently something has changed. Expect more minutes from Chandler Parsons and Al-Farouq Aminu. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:56 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge is probable vs. Suns
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He played on Wednesday and Aldridge is fully expected to play even in road game during a back-to-back set. Aldridge didn't have success against the Suns his last time out with a 19-point game on 38.9 percent shooting, so he should be much better tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:48 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    Injured
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) looks like a go
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) participated in shootaround on Friday and is probable to play against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He needed two games out of the lineup and should be ready to roll tonight. With Rodney Hood out, there should be more opportunity for Hayward to produce at a high level. Expect less output from Joe Ingles and Trey Burke tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:11 am
  • Richard Jefferson (back) will try to play Fri
    Richard Jefferson (back spasms) said he is feeling better and he will try to play Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Jefferson isn't a major part of the rotation with Chandler Parsons healthy, so owners in standard leagues should not be concerned whether he plays or not. If he's unable to go, look for Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up most of his reserve minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:57 am
  • DeJuan Blair (personal) will not play Friday
    DeJuan Blair is away from the team for personal reasons, and he will not play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Blair's role with the Wizards is negligible, so there aren't any fantasy implications with him out. He has no business being owned in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:25 am
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:18 am
  • Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill out Friday
    Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill will not play Friday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With Boozer and Hill out, Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will likely remain in the starting unit, with Ed Davis seeing extended minutes off the bench. All three guys can be viewed as low-end streamer options in deep leagues, with Davis and Kelly offering the most upside. Head coach Byron Scott said Hill and Boozer may return to the lineup for either Sunday's game vs. the Nets or Monday's game vs. the 76ers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:57 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday March 25. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • David West (illness) out against the Bucks
    David West (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: He is dealing with an allergic reaction and it's unknown if this has anything to do with his Friday illness that caused him to play just 12 minutes. With West out, Luis Scola will step in and get most of the minutes at power forward. The Pacers will also likely count on the rest of their starting five to pick up more of the scoring burden. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:07 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) probable Friday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:29 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:37 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Bennett (ankle), Hummel (hand) out again Fri.
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) will not play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: There's no reason to roster either of these guys in any league, leave them on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:14 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Friday vs. Houston.

    Advice: It's a road game, so it's very likely Garnett will be wearing a suit on Friday. Expect Gorgui Dieng to get all the run he can handle, with Adreian Payne seeing his minutes in the 20s. Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:48 pm
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Martin was "available to play" on Wednesday, but he never left the bench. Owners can expect to get another update on Martin following Friday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Chase Budinger and Lorenzo Brown will again be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Timberwolves. Budinger has been playing some great ball lately, and he'll be worth a look in daily leagues in Martin is indeed unavailable. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • Richard Jefferson (back) questionable Friday
    Richard Jefferson (back spasms) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Jefferson isn't a major rotation player for Dallas, so his absence won't mean much. Expect Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up most of his reserve minutes if he is indeed unavailable, but Aminu can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:44 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • LeBron James reportedly frustrated with Love
    LeBron James is reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love's inability to fit in, according to sources.

    Advice: It's worth noting that this article stems from a New York-based media outlet who may or may not be hoping that Love bolts the Cavaliers to join the Knicks after the season, but there have been rumblings of a discord between the two stars all season. Meanwhile, Love scored 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies so even if Love is one-and-done in Cleveland, he's still an important part of the Cavaliers' playoff hopes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:58 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:33 am
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 in start
    Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:53 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
  • Will Barton doesn't play in the fourth
    Will Barton did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with six points, five rebounds, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't the worst player on the team tonight and coach Melvin Hunt likely just went with some other guys down the stretch. It didn't work with the 76ers winning the fourth quarter 27-9, so at least Barton has that going for him. He should get some extra minutes with the Nuggets having a back-to-back set this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge looks good in return
    LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a finger injury on Wednesday and had 19 points, nine rebounds and a block on 7-of-18 shooting.

    Advice: Not bad at all, especially considering that owners of Nicolas Batum were tortured by seeing him in street clothes. Aldridge said after the game that his hand is still in pain, but not enough that it will prevent him from playing. Aldridge has truly been a warrior this season, playing through injury after injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:13 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 22 in great line vs. NO
    Trevor Ariza was fantastic against the Pelicans during a 95-93 win on Wednesday, making 9-of-13 from the field for 22 points with nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: That's his fourth game in his last five tries with at least four dimes and he's really stepped up as more than just a catch-and-shoot guy. In that span, Ariza averaged 15.0 points, 8.6 boards, 4.0 dimes, 1.8 steals and 2.4 treys on 55.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. He's getting hot for his fantasy owners at the right time. James Harden was no slouch with 25 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:48 pm
  • Ed Davis drops 14 & 9 off bench
    Ed Davis came off the bench and played just 22 minutes, but had 14 points, nine rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's OT win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have been taken out of action, in our opinion, for tanking purposes, so Davis is worth a look if you need a big man. We'd like him more if he were starting over Ryan Kelly or Tarik Black, but there's a possibility he ends up in the starting five at some point. None of them look like must-own players though, despite the opportunities that are coming their way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • David West double-doubles vs. Wizards
    David West double-doubled against the Wizards on Wednesday with 10 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He missed both shots from the line, but at least this was a step up from what he's been doing. West is still getting minutes excluding the one 12-minute game on Friday due to an illness, so he should be fine going forward. He'll get the Bucks on Thursday. For what it's worth, West has played well on games with no days rest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:34 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start vs. Jazz
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He only needed one game on the sidelines after saying he was going to take his time coming back. This is a very important game for the Blazers against one of the better teams since the break. The Jazz have shut down a slew of power forward, but it'll be interesting to see how LMA does given his different style of play. He's obviously worth starting in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:52 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and there is still no indication on when he will be able to return. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't 100 percent. Trey Burke will draw the start vs. the Blazers and should be very busy on offense, so owners in daily leagues should give him strong consideration. Rodney Hood (illness) is also out tonight, meaning Elijah Millsap and Joe Ingles should see some increased run as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) out on Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Mar. 7 and the move to acquire him for Thaddeus Young is making less sense by the day because the team has said it's not tanking. Justin Hamilton benefits most while Adreian Payne could play more, too. Garnett could be dropped everywhere, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) still questionable
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is still questionable to play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves are going to be extremely shorthanded again tonight, so they could use all the help they could get. If Martin can't play, Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, Lorenzo Brown and Sean Kilpatrick should all get plenty of minutes on the wings, with Wiggins and Budinger offering the most upside. We still don't think Martin plays because the Wolves have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent and they are currently playing for ping pong balls, so his owners should have a backup plan ready. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • Carlos Boozer not expected to play on Wed
    Carlos Boozer (tanking) is expected to sit out of Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Jordan Hill also won't play, but both players will still dress and will be on the bench for emergency purposes. Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black will draw the start again, but they are both only options in deeper leagues. Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will also be in the frontcourt rotation, but Davis is the only one worth a look for his upside in blocks. Just to clarify, Boozer or Hill are not expected to play for at least a few more games, and the Lakers will do everything they can to strengthen their chances of a high pick in this year's draft. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:41 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:24 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Chris Andersen (calf) ruled out vs. Celtics
    Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (calf) will not play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: The timing of his injury is unfortunate since the Heat are already without Hassan Whiteside (hand). Udonis Haslem will play as many minutes as he can handle and Michael Beasley will likely start at PF, making him worth a look for temporary low-end value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:08 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • DeJuan Blair (personal reasons) out Wednesday
    DeJuan Blair (personal reasons) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Presumably he could return to action vs. the Hornets on Friday, though his whereabouts aren't of much importance to fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nic Batum are questionable
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) are questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is an improvement here with the pair being listed as doubtful for Tuesday. Aldridge did not play in that game and he's also said he's not looking to rush back, but he certainly could come back tonight or Friday. His fantasy owners shouldn't be too optimistic for his status in a late game. Dorell Wright started on Tuesday, but coach Terry Stotts might play the matchup against Derrick Favors and go with Meyers Leonard in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:06 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Chris Andersen (left calf) questionable Wed
    Chris Andersen (left calf) is questionable to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: The injuries are piling up across the NBA, and the Heat have arguably had some of the toughest luck in the league. Hassan Whiteside (hand) is considered doubtful, meaning Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley may be forced to play big minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Det
  • Will Barton would like to remain a Nugget
    Will Barton is hoping to stick around with the Nuggets beyond this season.

    Advice: "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend Barton a qualifying offer in the summer that estimates to be around $1.1 million, and if he accepts it would make him a restricted free agent. Barton has played well in Denver and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer in just over 26 minutes per game over his last five, making him a viable asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Ed Davis shoots 5-of-5 in 16 minutes Tuesday
    Ed Davis made all five of his shot attempts on Tuesday, but he played only 16 minutes and finished with 12 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Byron Scott has suggested that he'll start Davis soon, possibly for the remainder of the season, making him a sneaky pickup despite tonight's lackluster numbers. With top-80 value as a reserve over the past month, Davis doesn't even need a promotion to help fantasy owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:32 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dion Waiters stays hot w/ 23 points vs Lakers
    Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Enes Kanter drops 25 & 16 w/ four assists
    Enes Kanter steamrolled the Lakers on Tuesday, posting 25 points (10-of-15 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 28 minutes.

    Advice: He faced a frontcourt of Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly, so it's not shocking that Kanter scored as though he were the only player on the court. His offensive role is rock solid with both Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant out of commission, and he's making the most of his opportunity -- over OKC's past six games, Kanter is racking up 21.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, while making 56.5 percent FGs and 88.5 percent FTs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Carlos Boozer taken out of Lakers' rotation
    Carlos Boozer did not play vs. the Thunder on Tuesday and the Lakers' coaching staff told him that he's unlikely to play for the next "four or five games."

    Advice: Boozer has been a net negative player both offensively and defensively this season, per Basketball Reference, but his inactivity is another signal that the Lakers are ready to tank in earnest over their final 12 games. Boozer is not a viable fantasy option, even if he does claw his way back into the rotation. His absence opens up more minutes for Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre, but only Davis is a worth owning in standard leagues Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum out Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, and Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright will shift into the starting lineup.

    Advice: Aldridge is dealing with some swelling and wasn't able to move his hand properly after leaving Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He also recently said that he won't rush back from injury, so he should be considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz. With Kaman and Batum also out tonight, Joel Freeland, Dorell Wright and Meyers Leonard should get plenty of opportunities in the frontcourt, while Alonzo Gee and C.J. McCollum could be in line for more minutes on the wing. However, this is the Blazers we are talking about, so nothing is off the table at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Richard Jefferson leaves w/ stiff lower back
    Richard Jefferson will not return to Tuesday's game due to back spasms and lower back stiffness.

    Advice: The 34-year-old may need a few days to let his back fully recover, so we're considering him questionable to play vs. the Spurs on Friday. If he can't suit up, expect Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up the most extra minutes, with some help from Charlie Villanueva. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:11 pm
  • Aldridge, Batum, Kaman still doubtful Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger), Nicolas Batum (back) and Chris Kaman (shoulder) will all "most likely" not play on Tuesday, according to Terry Stotts.

    Advice: All three guys are listed as doubtful to face the Warriors and fantasy owners should prepare to be without them. Meyers Leonard gains the most if Aldridge is forced to sit out, with Joel Freeland and Dorell Wright also helping to fill the void at PF. None of them are appetizing fantasy players, however, especially in a tough matchup with Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:16 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) doubtful Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: This injury couldn't come at a worse time for owners fighting to make it through the playoffs, but with player development now being prioritized over winning in Utah, the Jazz are not going to rush Hayward back from an injury. If he is unable to go on Wednesday, Joe Ingles would get another game with the starting unit, while Derrick Favors would be asked to step up as the main-man on offense. Trey Burke would also see his shot attempts rise with Hayward on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get another update on Hayward following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for that. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Bennett (ankle), Hummel (hand) out Wednesday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) will not play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players remain without a firm timetable to return, and belong on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:41 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett has been out since March 7, and he remains without an official timetable to return. At this point in his career, Garnett belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:27 pm
  • Kevin Martin (hamstring) questionable for Wed
    Kevin Martin (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin did not play during the Wolves last game due to his ailing hamstring, and with the Timberwolves playing for picks, there's no reason for Martin to play at less than 100 percent. We'll be monitoring his status closely, and if he's unavailable, Lorenzo Brown would have another opportunity to start, with Chase Budinger and Sean Kilpatrick seeing extended minutes in the backcourt. Budinger offers the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:04 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gordon Hayward misses Tuesday practice
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Adams impressed with Kanter's offense
    Steven Adams said he's been impressed with teammate Enes Kanter's offensive skills.

    Advice: Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Thunder and his recent surge has not been lost on his teammate. "No, not at all," Adams said when asked if he knew that Kanter had this type of offensive skill. "I was like, ‘What? This is surprising.’ But I don’t know. He’s just a lot more comfortable here I think." While it would be nice for Kanter to improve his defensive stats, fantasy owners have to enjoy his nightly potential for a double-double. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:44 am
  • James Harden scores 44 points vs. Pacers
    James Harden took over against the Pacers during a 110-100 win on Monday, scoring 44 points on 10-of-21 from the field and 21-of-22 from the line with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his league-leading eighth game with at least 40 points to pass Russell Westbrook with seven. Harden is also the first player this season to score at least 40 points while making 10 or less field goals in a game. It's also his second game with more than 20 free throw makes in a game this season -- no other player has one of those games this season. He lost a little ground for MVP on Saturday, but he regained most of that ground tonight. His fantasy owners are going to love having him for a four-game run this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores four with 11 boards
    Trevor Ariza made 1-of-2 from the field for four points with 11 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: It was a big surprise to see him not take many shots with his improved shooting lately, making 50.0 percent from the field in his last five. Ariza will likely get it going again soon and should be a mid-round player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:08 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:59 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Kevin Martin bothered by hamstring injury
    Kevin Martin has been bothered by a hamstring injury and did not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Martin is now officially a risk unless we hear from the team that he's ready to play significant minutes. Be careful on a drop because he can fill it up, but we're watching him closely for signs that he's going to shut it down. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:44 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) won't play Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 7 and has yet to play in a road game since joining the Wolves. Garnett can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:39 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Trevor Ariza, Pat Beverley will play on Mon
    Trevor Ariza (illness) and Patrick Beverley (elbow) will play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He was questionable with an illness, but there was little doubt he would play after looking great on Saturday despite being listed for that game, as well. Ariza is a must-start player this week in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:54 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge has index finger sprain
    LaMarcus Aldridge is dealing with a left index finger sprain and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

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

    Advice: It's a road game, so Garnett is almost a lock to not play for his one. With KG and a slew of others out in the frontcourt, expect Gorgui Dieng to be very busy. Plus, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will get some extra run. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 11:22 am
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 10:48 am
  • Ed Davis could join starting lineup soon?
    Ed Davis could soon join the starting lineup, but it's unclear who he'd replace.

    Advice: It would either be Jordan Hill or Tarik Black. As a starter, Davis is averaging 8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.1 blocks on 56.8 percent shooting over 24 games. Seeing as how he's producing that line in just 26 minutes per contest, Davis has plenty of room to contribute for fantasy owners if he's ever unleashed. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:37 am
     
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  • Kevin Garnett again questionable for Monday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is questionable to play on Monday vs. Utah.

    Advice: There is just no incentive to play Garnett right now, and it doesn't sound like he's close to returning since we never got an update on his second opinion after he was examined last week. Adreian Payne, who is averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds as a starting power forward, should once again get the call. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:19 am
  • Anthony Bennett's injury now to his leg
    Anthony Bennett (leg) will not play on Monday against the Jazz, and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: This is just a reminder, and Bennett doesn't appear close to any kind of return. He's been out since February 20. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 9:10 am
  • Trevor Ariza (illness) questionable on Monday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Ariza was questionable coming into Saturday's game against the Suns with an illness, but he went off for 15 points, 12 boards, five assists, two steals and three triples. However, the fact he's still sick a couple days later is not a great sign, and the Rockets are extremely banged up in the frontcourt at the wrong time. If Ariza can't go, rookie K.J. McDaniels could get the call. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 7:01 am
  • LeBron James taking on more vocal role
    LeBron James has started to take on a more vocal role with the Cavs.

    Advice: "I was frustrated with our play and the guys know how I felt about it and they responded," LeBron said. He's clearly become more comfortable in his new (old) surroundings, and the Cavs are rolling as a result. "I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with how I am on my body." Rotoworld.com
    Mar 23, 6:32 am
  • Ed Davis blocks four shots w/ 11 rebounds
    Ed Davis came off the Lakers bench for eight points, 11 rebounds and four blocks on Sunday, helping L.A. hold on for a 101-87 win vs. the visiting Sixers.

    Advice: His play was bigger than the stat line reveals, particularly in the decisive fourth quarter, but Davis is trapped as a late-round value due to limited playing time -- he's played 30+ minutes just three times since Jan. 1. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:38 pm
     
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  • Jordan Hill shoots 6-of-7 in just 20 minutes
    Jordan Hill made 6-of-7 shots vs. the Sixers on Sunday, finishing L.A.'s home victory with 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists in only 20 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a combined 10-of-31 from the field in his three previous games, so it's nice to see him get going offensively vs. a Sixers defense which has been surprisingly stingy in recent weeks. Hill is a reliable late-round value but he lacks explosive upside while logging 25-28 minutes for coach Byron Scott. Owners should be on the lookout for potential lineup changes, too, as Scott has suggested that he'll tweak his rotations over L.A.'s final 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:37 pm
  • JaKarr Sampson whisper-quiet in 13 minutes
    JaKarr Sampson started Sunday's game but managed only one point, one rebound and one steal in 13 minutes of action.

    Advice: Sampson has started 24 games this season but you'd hardly know it by looking at his production, as he's averaging under 20 minutes in those games. With an unrefined offensive game and no 3-point range to speak of, there's no reason to own Sampson in any fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 9:33 pm
  • Kevin Martin hands out career-high nine dimes
    Kevin Martin handed out a career-high nine assists during Sunday's loss to Charlotte, while scoring 15 points on 7-of-19 field goals.

    Advice: KevMart didn't make any 3-pointers and he only attempted one free throw all game, but he made up for it with four boards, one steal and the sudden outburst of assists. He had zero assists in his previous two games and is a dubious source of dimes even if Ricky Rubio's ankle injury costs him a few more games. Owners rely on Martin for points and 3-pointers, so consider tonight's game an added bonus. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 6:31 pm
     
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  • Will Barton chips in across the board Sunday
    Will Barton had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench vs. Orlando on Sunday.

    Advice: Randy Foye was out with a stomach illness, setting up Barton for a solid game but instead he played only 25 minutes, much of which came during garbage time. He has had a few offensive explosions since the All-Star break and does just enough to hold steady late-round value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:59 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 5:47 pm
  • Enes Kanter puts up big double-double Sunday
    Enes Kanter got it done on Sunday, scoring a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Kanter was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, and he appears to have found his home in Oklahoma. Kanter's numbers are up across the board since arriving in OKC, as he's averaging 16.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game on an impressive 55.9 percent shooting from the field. He doesn't do a lot aside from score and rebound, but with zero competition for minutes, he'll continue to be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 4:06 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Wolves have no reason to play Garnett at less than 100 percent, and we wouldn't count on Garnett playing on Monday vs. the Jazz either. Adreian Payne will draw the start again, but Chase Budinger has emerged as the primary beneficiary off the bench for the Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:26 pm
  • LeBron James racks up 28 points in win
    LeBron James was phenomenal on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting (7-of-7 from the stripe), to go with 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one 3-pointer, one block and five turnovers through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Turnovers continue to be an issue for LeBron, but when he's putting up lines like this, who really cares? Look for LeBron to keep his foot on the gas pedal when the Cavs take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:08 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. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 3:06 pm
     
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    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) will play vs. the Heat
    Enes Kanter (ankle) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Kanter was able to go through practice on Saturday and his ankle reportedly responded well, so there is no reason to think that he will have any limitations. With Serge Ibaka ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury, Kanter will be a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Mitch McGary will shift to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 22, 10:20 am
  • James Harden only takes five FTAs
    James Harden cooled off from his huge Thursday night with just 16 points on Saturday during a 117-102 loss to the Suns, adding two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He only attempted five shots from the line and the Suns wouldn't let him in the lane nearly as much as usual. Harden also didn't play well on defense in what may have been his worst game since the break. His fantasy owners will obviously forgive him and should have high hopes for his production in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:53 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 15 with 12 boards
    Trevor Ariza looked healthy against the Suns on Saturday with 15 points, 12 boards, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's obvious he'll be involved more in the offense now. Ariza is usually off the ball, but he's having one of his best runs with assists right now. He has a great chance to be a top-40 player this week and maybe even top 20 if he gets hot from deep. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:48 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores eight points
    Arron Afflalo scored eight points on 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with three rebounds, one assist and three fouls.

    Advice: Even with all the injuries, Afflalo still can't produce. He somehow only put up a 9.8 usage rate tonight, which makes his position of shooting guard a complete misnomer. His ceiling will be raised with all of these injuries, but there's no need to be proactive in adding him right now based on how poorly he's played. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:17 pm
  • David West scores 13 points vs. Nets
    David West scored 13 points with four rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an illness and wasn't quite as aggressive after missing most of Friday's game. The Pacers are off on Sunday, so expect West to improve against the Rockets on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 7:10 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Sunday.

    Advice: When the Kings list a guy as probable, it basically means they are a lock because they often don't update them until right before tip. Cousins missed the last two games and should be ready to roll for the home game. His owners can plug him back into their lineups, but it doesn't hurt to check back to make sure he's a go at shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 5:24 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) now out
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: There was some hope he could play, but he'll miss another game. Bennett could get minutes due to how thin the Wolves are, but he can remain on the wire in fantasy leagues until we get a confirmation he'll be ready to go for game action. Plus, he hasn't practiced yet. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 3:35 pm
  • Trevor Ariza (illness) will play on Saturday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) will play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He's the only player on the Rockets to start every game for them this season. Ariza is usually a catch-and-shoot guy, but he may be asked to do more on offense with the Rockets missing Terrence Jones (chest). Start Ariza in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 3:32 pm
  • Trevor Ariza expects to play on Saturday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) is expected to play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He missed shootaround, but it doesn't sound like he's going to miss his first game of the season. With Terrence Jones (chest) out indefinitely, Ariza should have more offensive responsibility. He's worth starting in daily leagues tonight in what should be an up-tempo game. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 2:57 pm
  • David West (illness) will play on Saturday
    David West (illness) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an illness on Friday and could not return. West should be right back to around 30 minutes per game tonight, but there's a little risk to using him because he was questionable to play today. He has been struggling mightily lately but he's still worth starting in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 2:32 pm
  • Robbie Hummel could play this season
    Robbie Hummel (hand) could return at some point this season.

    Advice: The team is going to wait for him to fully heal, but they need forwards right now. Hummel can be left on the wire in all leagues until he practices. Additionally, the Wolves updating Hummel and Anthony Bennett is either really good or bad on the status of Justin Hamilton (illness). Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:14 pm
  • Anthony Bennett has chance to play Sunday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been out for over one month with his leg injury and there's been little talk of him making progress. The Wolves need big men as bad as any team right now, so Bennett would get minutes if he's healthy. Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger would lose some playing time. Leave Bennett on the wire until we get a more encouraging update. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 12:11 pm
  • Enes Kanter has a chance to play Sunday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) was moving around at practice on Saturday and has a chance to play against the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Well, this would be a welcomed sight. The Thunder lost Nick Collison (ankle) for 10 days, so they're down to just two healthy big men in Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. If Kanter can't give it a go, OKC will use a number of smaller lineups because of McGary being out of place so often on defense. Perry Jones may get some run at power forward, but the main beneficiaries will be Adams, Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook might score 50, of course. Kanter is worth stashing with Kevin Durant (foot) out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 11:15 am
  • Trevor Ariza (illness) questionable Saturday
    Trevor Ariza (illness) missed shootaround and is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Ariza has been on fire recently and has scored 17 or more points in each of his last three games, so it will be a huge blow for his owners if he is unable to give it a go. We should know more prior to tip-off, so his owners will want to be on alert for an update. If Ariza is unable to play, Corey Brewer would be in line for some extra minutes and would be worth a long look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 21, 8:50 am
  • Waiters scores season-high 26 points vs. ATL
    Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If Waiters is going to get this much playing time then he might be worth a look, but chances are that Enes Kanter will return to steal some touches and cap off any theoretic upside that Waiters might have. It was easily his best game of the year but we're just not convinced he can get it done in a standard league. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:17 pm
  • Barton quiet but still versatile on Friday
    Will Barton scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: If Barton can rack up the money stats like this on bad nights he'll be set, and he's still pushing top-70 value this past week despite two low-minute outings in a row. He'll probably need some injuries ahead of him to feel good about his role, but consistency isn't an issue as he has been a top 90-100 player for 16 games now. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:21 pm
  • LeBron be illin all over the Pacers on Friday
    LeBron James (illness) scored 29 points on 13-of-26 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and five assists in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: James took his time coming out of the locker room at halftime and that's really the only issue he had against the Pacers. Kevin Love went for 11 and 13 with a block and one trey, J.R. Smith scored 11 points with one trey, three boards and two assists on a quiet night, and Kyrie Irving shot like he was the sick one with 13 points on 4-of-16 shooting in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 10:02 pm
  • Arron Afflalo has a bad night in Orlando
    Arron Afflalo didn't play well against one of his former teams in Orlando on Friday with seven points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It hasn't gone well for him. Afflalo doesn't have a single steal in any of his last five games, averaging 13.2 points, 2.6 boards, 0.2 blocks and 2.6 treys on 42.6 percent from the field in that span. He's losing some playing time now and it's really hard to hold a guy who has yet to make a splash since joining the team. If there's something promising on the wire, cutting Afflalo makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:46 pm
  • David West leaves game early due to illness
    David West left Friday's game due to an illness and did not return.

    Advice: West had to race back to the locker room and after that his night was done. He finished with two points on 1-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. It's actually not a bad per-minute line, but with the slump he's going through owners' patience is being tried these days. Somebody performing below 12-14 team levels is hard to call a must-own player, but theoretically he should be able to hold down some late-round numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 6:25 pm
  • Cousins now ruled out for Friday vs. CHA
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

    Advice: There is more than meets the eye to this situation and there is some conflict between George Karl and Cousins about whether or not he should play. In reality, this is the fruit of the Kings' front office scapegoating Cousins for their inability to quickly hire Karl, among other things like firing Mike Malone. Now this has become a weird issue, and to be clear if anybody deserves a game off or two while the Kings tank it's Cousins -- who has sprained his ankle twice in the past few weeks, been beat up all year, and had to bounce back from a nasty case of viral meningitis. Owners should be prepared for a bumpy ride with Cousins and tonight Jason Thompson, Omri Casspi and Andre Miller are your beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 5:32 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins now a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports both internally and in the press about his status, so we're simply calling him questionable and we'll let you know when we have clarity. We know he is on the court and working out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 5:11 pm
  • LeBron James (illness) will play Friday
    LeBron James (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: James is just dealing with a head cold, but he'll be fine. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 3:49 pm
  • Blatt thinks LeBron James (illness) will play
    David Blatt said he thinks LeBron James (illness) will be able to play Friday vs. the Pacers, and the Cavs are listing him as a game-time decision.

    Advice: James is dealing with a head cold and wasn't able to go through shootaround this morning, but it's encouraging that head coach Blatt feels he'll be able to give it a go. However, nothing is official just yet, so owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 2:49 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out again Friday night
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: The team continues to rule him out early and we might not see him on the court for the rest of the month. The Wizards are playing some terrific ball without him and their frontcourt guys should bounce back from some quiet lines against the Jazz on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 11:49 am
     
    Injured
    L, 99-91 vs Hou
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) out Friday vs. the Hawks
    Enes Kanter (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Kanter, Serge Ibaka (knee), and Kevin Durant (foot) all out tonight, Russell Westbrook is going to be ridiculous. With regards to the frontcourt, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary will all be in line for extended minutes, with Adams offering the most upside out of the group. McGary will be an intriguing name to monitor, but after Scott Brooks limited him to just six minutes during his Wednesday’s game, he remains a very risky option in daily leagues. We'll consider Kanter questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 9:51 am
  • LeBron James (illness) questionable Friday
    LeBron James (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he is officially being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Owners will just have to hope James decides to give it a go tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. However, if he's forced to sit, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be asked to do the heavy lifting on offense, with guys like J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, James Jones, and Shawn Marion all seeing some increased opportunity. Irving, Love, and Smith would be the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 20, 8:17 am
  • Jordan Hill scores four points in a loss
    Jordan Hill scored four points in an 80-73 loss to the Jazz on Thursday with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes are there for Hill right now, but he's made a combined 10-of-31 (32.3 percent) from the field in his last three games. Hill does have some decent production in the other categories with at least nine rebounds in each of his last four, so he's a decent guy to own. The Lakers have a 4-4-4 schedule in the last three full weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 10:12 pm
  • Will Barton slows down on Thursday
    Will Barton scored just three points with five rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on 1-of-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's two really bad games in a row following his 1-of-5 from the field on Monday. Barton had a 25-point game on Sunday and his value is going to be a roller coaster going forward. The Nuggets are on the second half of a road-road back-to-back on Friday, so maybe the front offices rests guys again like they did on Monday. He's not a must-own player, but there is some reward to go with the risk, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 8:35 pm
  • James Harden scores career-high 50 points
    James Harden scored a career-high 50 points against the Nuggets during a 118-108 win on Thursday, making 12-of-27 from the field and 22-of-25 from the line with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's just the fourth player to score 50 on 12 or less field goals in NBA history and is just the third player since 1985-86 to score at least 50 points on less than 45 percent from the field (Kobe Bryant three times and Kevin Durant once). Harden is also the first guard since 2009 to put up 50 points with double-digit rebounds (Dwyane Wade). The Beard added another game to his resume on his case for MVP tonight and has helped the Rockets get to within one game of catching the Grizzlies for the No. 2 seed. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 8:12 pm
  • Bennet (ankle), Hummel (hand) out Thursday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) have been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Timberwolves will enter Thursday's game with just eight healthy bodies on the roster. Bennett hasn't played since Feb. 20, and remains without an official timetable to return. Hummel has been out since Jan. 25, and he too has no clear return date. Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng, and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes tonight in a game that both teams would prefer to lose. Get ready for some very ugly basketball. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 3:46 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) misses practice Thursday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Scott Brooks said if there were a game today, Kanter would not suit up.

    Advice: We'll be considering Kanter questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks, and if he's unable to go, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary would get all the run they can handle. Owners can expect to get another update on Kanter's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Mar 19, 11:14 am
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