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  • Popovich to up Splitter's minutes for Game 2
    Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter (calf) is fine, and he hopes that he can play more minutes against the Clippers for Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Splitter echoed the same sentiment, so it sounds like his minutes are due for an increase on Wednesday, which will likely come at the expense of Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:31 pm
  • Thibodeau thinks Kirk Hinrich can play Thurs
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Kirk Hinrich's (knee) availability for Thursday's Game 3 against the Bucks.

    Advice: Hinrich would likely take away some minutes from Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell, but he's not a guy that makes major contributions to the stat sheet, so he's not a great guy to target in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:37 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Mirza Teletovic (lungs) probable for Game 2
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) is being listed as probable for Game 2 against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Teletovic had earlier been ruled out for Game 2, but after going through a full practice on Monday, it sounds like he's going to try to give it a go on Wednesday. He's likely to have his minutes held in check, as he hasn't seen any game-time action since January 22, so he's not going to be a strong fantasy play. His minutes will likely come at the expense of Earl Clark. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Wolves expect Kevin Garnett back in 2015-16
    Wolves head coach and president Flip Saunders said he expects Kevin Garnett to return for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: KG is set to become a free agent on July 1, but Saunders expects the veteran to remain in Minnesota for his 20th NBA season. While it's a bit of a surprise to see the 38-year-old planning to return for another season, he is likely to transition to a front office or ownership role with the Timberwolves so it makes sense for him to remain with the team. If Garnett does indeed return for another season, he's more or less off the fantasy radar as he's too unreliable to depend on outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Devin Harris present at Tuesday shootaround
    Devin Harris (toe) was able to participate in Tuesday's shootaround.

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he wouldn't have a decision on Harris' availability for Tuesday's Game 2 until pre-game, but his participation in shootaround is a good sign for Harris. We'll have an update on Harris once Carlisle and the training staff make a decision, but J.J. Barea would be in line to see a minutes bump if Harris is unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jackson has mixed reviews on Tim Hardaway Jr
    Knicks president Phil Jackson has mixed reviews on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Jackson said that Hardaway has a bright future, but was "both good and average" during the 2014-15 season. The Zen Master is correct as Hardaway had an inconsistent season during which he averaged 11.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 three-pointers on just 38.9 percent shooting from the field. While the 23-year-old has potential, he won't be much more than a late-round target in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:37 am
  • Caron Butler wants to return to Pistons
    Caron Butler said he would like to return to the Detroit Pistons next season.

    Advice: The ball is in the Pistons' court as the team holds a $4.5 million option on the 35-year-old, but Butler said he'd like to be back in Detroit next year. "I'm in a good situation," he said. "I like where we're at. I like what we've been able to accomplish, being better than we were prior, and I feel like I've got my fingerprints all over these guys. So it's a great opportunity to come back and continue the thing on." While Butler provided veteran leadership to the Pistons, his 2014-15 season averages of 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds will limit his fantasy potential to the deepest of leagues in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:52 am
  • Tiago Splitter expecting bigger Game 2 role
    Tiago Splitter (calf) said he expects to have a bigger role in Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: After playing only 10 minutes in Game 1 against the Clippers, Splitter thinks he'll see his minutes increase in Game 2. "I feel like at least least it didn’t get worse," said Splitter. "I got some minutes. That’s good. Even in the practices, I didn’t go hard. So it was good to feel myself in the game and running." We'll consider Splitter probable for Game 2, but he'll again likely split minutes with Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:16 am
  • Gordon scores 23 points with five treys in G2
    Eric Gordon scored 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting (including five threes) in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Gordon has exceeded expectations for this series and that's a nice little subplot in New Orleans considering his start with the franchise was basically terrible. He's a big reason the games have been close. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Cole the man for the job defending Curry
    Norris Cole scored 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench in Monday's Game 2 loss.

    Advice: Cole made some key buckets but really his importance is on the defensive end, where he's the only guy that can stay in the same zip code as Stephen Curry. If the Pelicans are going to keep pushing the Warriors, they'll need to increase both Cole and Dante Cunningham's minutes (18) to match up with this Warriors squad. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Asik a controversial player to start series
    Omer Asik scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting with 13 rebounds, two steals and three turnovers over 24 minutes in Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Asik was bad in the first half and improved greatly in the second half, with most of Basketball Twitter calling for him to see less minutes all night. He has clogged the lane and isn't a great fit for this series, but 24 minutes depending on how he looks at any given time is probably where he should be. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia ejected for two technical fouls
    Zaza Pachulia was ejected on Monday for two technical fouls.

    Advice: The first one a little excessive by the refs and second came because he got into it with Nikola Mirotic. Pachulia isn't going to be suspended for this infraction and should still start for Game 3. There will be more minutes going to John Henson the rest of the way tonight. Zaza finished with seven points, six boards, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic looking good in practice
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) went through practice on Monday.

    Advice: He is still very unlikely to play on Wednesday, but this is fantastic news. Teletovic has been practicing since Friday and he's cleared to play in games. If he does play, he'll likely take some minutes away from Mason Plumlee or maybe Markel Brown with the Nets tweaking their rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:36 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Devin Harris questionable to play in Game 2
    Devin Harris (toe) is questionable to play in Game 2 vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Harris aggravated his toe injury in Game 1, and then later admitted the tape job was an issue for his second toe, so it's unlikely to be a pretty picture inside of his shoe right now. Regardless, Harris' availability is obviously up in the air, and if he sits, J.J. Barea would see more action off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play Monday vs. Bucks
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks in Game 2.

    Advice: Hinrich was also ruled out of Game 1, and although he was thought to be improving, he hasn't made enough progress to get back into action. With Derrick Rose hooping and Aaron Brooks backing him up, Hinrich's availability doesn't seem to matter much anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Danny Granger undecided about player option
    Danny Granger is undecided about picking up his player option for next season.

    Advice: Granger will spend the summer working with the Suns training staff in an attempt to get himself healthy, and it's hard to envision Granger earning the $2.1 million he's slated to make if he does indeed opt out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:12 am
  • Kevin Garnett preparing to return next season
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is going through the work to prepare to play next season.

    Advice: All signs point to Garnett returning, so we'd be surprised if he didn't work out a new contract with the Wolves to extend his stay as a player-coach before moving into the team's front office. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:43 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Beal, Wall both heap praise on Otto Porter
    John Wall and Bradley Beal both went out of their way to praise Otto Porter after Washington's Game 1 win over Toronto.

    Advice: "He does the little things that nobody sees," Wall said. Beal added, "He’s terrific for us. He helps space the floor, he can shoot the ball, and he’s just smart. I mean he just knows how to play and make the right reads. You need a guy like him." As for confidence in himself, Porter lacks none. "It’s just confidence from myself. I know what I can do." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 am
  • Aron Baynes benched, bullied in Game 1 loss
    Aron Baynes suffered during Sunday's road loss vs. the Clippers, finishing with five points, five rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter (calf) was limited so Baynes played a significant role, but in a short span he was viciously dunked on by Blake Griffin, flipped into a row of photographers by Matt Barnes, and then dunked on again by Griffin. Splitter only logged 10 minutes and Baynes' ability to hold down the paint alongside Tim Duncan may be a key to the series, as he's likely to log 20+ minutes regardless of Splitter's status for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:23 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) plays only 10 minutes
    Tiago Splitter (calf) started Sunday's game in L.A. but he played only 10 minutes to finish with four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Splitter, who played five-minute stints to begin the first and third quarters, spent time in the Spurs' locker room and wore a large wrap around his calf while on the bench. He shot a combined 6-of-17 outside the paint this season and faces a brutal matchup vs. the athletic frontcourt of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, and even at full strength he'd be pressed to the limit. We'll keep an eye on his status over the next few days since the evidence suggests he's not a lock to start Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:18 pm
  • Matt Bonner (calf) plays only four minutes
    Matt Bonner (calf) committed one foul and grabbed one rebound in four minutes off the Spurs' bench on Sunday.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter's calf injury is a lingering issue and the Spurs will need all of their frontcourt depth vs. the Clippers. Bonner's return health is encouraging and his 3-point shooting could help spread the court and draw L.A.'s big men out of the paint, but he isn't likely to be a big factor. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:09 pm
  • Tiago Splitter returns after quiet first half
    Tiago Splitter played five minutes before heading into the Spurs' locker room on Sunday, but he has since returned to start the second half.

    Advice: Splitter ran without obvious discomfort in the third quarter and appears to have avoided any setbacks, to the relief of the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:40 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) starts Game 1 vs. Clips
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will start Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Aron Baynes will serve as Splitter's primary backup and Matt Bonner (calf) should also get in the mix if he's healthy enough to play. The Spurs may be conservative with Splitter's minutes to avoid any setbacks with his calf injury, but they'll need him to have a big series in a tough matchup with Defensive Player of the Year candidate DeAndre Jordan. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:33 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) available for Game 1
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Gregg Popovich wouldn't reveal whether Splitter will start but he's the most logical option to match up vs. DeAndre Jordan. The center position has been a platoon all season -- Aron Baynes will also log significant minutes in the middle and Matt Bonner (calf) may get some time when San Antonio wants to spread the court. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:07 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Kirk Hinrich (knee) is improving, but he's unsure about his status for Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Tony Snell will pick up most of Hinrich's reserve minutes if he's again unable to go on Monday, but he's not going to see enough floor time to matter in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:32 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) is a game-time decision
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is a game-time call against the Clippers on Sunday according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

    Advice: Splitter missed the last six games of the regular season because of the calf issue, but he did go through a light practice on Friday and was seen getting up some free throws at shootaround. The Spurs could really use his presence in the paint against DeAndre Jordan, but it looks like he will be a true game-time decision. If Splitter can't play, Aron Baynes is expected to start at center. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:52 am
  • Devin Harris had issue with tape on his toe
    Devin Harris (toe) said the tape job on his left big toe was a problem with his second toe.

    Advice: He had surgery on that toe back in the summer of 2013, so the Mavs will have to figure out a new way to wrap Harris' toe in Game 2. This doesn't sound quite as bad as a normal aggravation, but Harris will likely be limited in some capacity for the rest of the series. J.J. Barea will play a bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris aggravates toe injury vs. HOU
    Devin Harris aggravated his toe injury on Saturday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable to go into this game and he suffered the aggravation in the second half. Harris seemed to be bothered by the injury throughout the game and he could miss some time. If that's the case, J.J. Barea would be looking at more playing time. Harris left the game with two points, two boards and one assist in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris looks like he's playing on Sat
    Devin Harris (toe) looks like a go against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable, but the team expected him to play all along. If any other news comes around regarding Harris, we'll pass it along. Expect him to play minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Eric Gordon scores 16 points vs. Warriors
    Eric Gordon scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon was coming in red hot from deep, making 48.0 percent from beyond the arc in April to get him to averages of 15.2 points, 2.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.7 treys. Anthony Davis will be commanding a ton of double teams, so EJ will have plenty of chances for open looks in this series. Plus, if Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Gordon will have a higher usage rate with more off-the-dribble stuff, too. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Norris Cole plays 34 minutes vs. Warriors
    Norris Cole played 34 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, six assists, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans (knee) said he felt a little pop in his knee, so the Pelicans might have to roll with Cole a little more going forward. He had a few good games with the Heat in the postseason, but Cole hasn't exactly been reliable. The Pelicans will have an update on Evans on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • Omer Asik doesn't play well on Saturday
    Omer Asik played 22 minutes in the starting lineup with two points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He only attempted one shot from the field and only had two offensive boards. Considering he just sits in the paint and takes up space near the basket, you could argue he's setting back Anthony Davis. Asik didn't play in the final five minutes and Davis scored 18 points in those five minutes. We'll see what coach Monty Williams does in Game 2 because the Warriors are just too strong on the outside to have Asik out there. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Matt Bonner (calf) questionable for Sunday
    Matt Bonner (calf) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: He was well enough to direct a Spurs music video, but he hasn't played since suffering the injury on Apr. 10. The Spurs will give more minutes to Tim Duncan, so Bonner won't be needed as much. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:11 pm
  • Otto Porter gets 34 minutes vs. Raptors
    Otto Porter played a surprising 34 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: It's taken two years for coach Randy Wittman to trust Porter with important minutes and he didn't disappoint with impressive defense on DeMar DeRozan. The Wizards went small for several parts of this game with a forward combo of Porter next to Paul Pierce. They hardly played well in this game, but Porter should see close to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:07 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:24 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Devin Harris (toe) downgraded to questionable
    Devin Harris (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that Harris would play, so we're going to assume he's closer to probable than questionable. However, if he's forced to sit, it will open up minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Barea makes for the better daily league target sans Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) was unable to practice Friday, and his status is uncertain for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tiago Splitter goes through light practice
    Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tiago Splitter (calf) went through a light practice on Friday, but he would not commit to his availability for Game 1 against the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: "If he plays, he plays," said Popovich of Splitter. Splitter is likely headed for a game-time decision on Sunday, but if he's forced to sit, there will be more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:26 am
  • Teletovic cleared for basketball activities
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) has been cleared for basketball activities, but he will remain sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Teletovic was a full participant during Friday's practice, and while he will for sure spend the first two games of the Nets playoff series against the Hawks on the sidelines, there's a chance he enters the rotation after that. He's been out since January 22, so even if he is able to return, it'll likely be in a very limited capacity. He could potentially take away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic when he is able to return to the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:54 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play on Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (turf toe) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Harris' return to the rotation will lead to fewer minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:59 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Otto Porter (ankle) practices on Thursday
    Otto Porter (ankle) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he will play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Randy Wittman said that Paul Pierce will play some power forward during their series against the Raptors, and that move should open up some more floor time for Otto Porter. Still, in a reserve role, Porter isn't likely to do much on the box score. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expected to play Game 1
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (toe) looks "ready to go" for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Harris being available when the playoffs kickoff on Saturday, and his return to the rotation will mean fewer minutes for guys like Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:37 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Otto Porter's ankle injury not serious
    The left ankle injury suffered by Otto Porter in Wednesday's finale is not thought to be serious and he's expected to be ready for the playoffs, according to coach Randy Wittman.

    Advice: "I don't think it's too bad," Wittman said after the game, and added he thought about putting him back in the game at one point. This is good news for the Wizards, who kick off the NBA Playoffs with the opening game at 12:30 this Saturday. If Porter's unable to go, Rasual Butler would likely eat up his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Otto Porter sprains ankle, will not return
    Otto Porter left Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers with a sprained left ankle and will not return.

    Advice: The last thing we want to see is an injury right before the playoffs, but hopefully it isn't too serious. Porter will probably have to deal with some swelling, but we will pass along any additional information once we know more. If Porter has to miss any time, Rasual Butler and Martell Webster could see more minutes. Porter finished tonight's game with four points and four boards in 21 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:53 pm
  • Aron Baynes starts, Diaw benched vs. Pelicans
    Aron Baynes will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans, shifting Boris Diaw back to the Spurs' bench.

    Advice: The Pelicans have an imposing front line with Omer Asik and Anthony Davis, so it's no surprise to see Baynes resurface as a starter. Tiago Splitter (calf) is still resting but there's a good chance he'll be ready to go for the playoffs, so Baynes' starting job may once again be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expects to play in Game 1
    Devin Harris is dealing with turf toe in his left big toe, but he expects to be ready for the first game of the playoffs.

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

    Advice: Garnett is still leaning toward returning to the Wolves next season, but his age is obviously catching up with him. To be clear, Garnett won't be on the fantasy radar outside of deeper leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Otto Porter logs 43 minutes off bench Tuesday
    Otto Porter finished Tuesday's road loss with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks in 43 minutes off the Wizards' bench.

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

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

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Matt Bonner (calf) ruled out for Wednesday
    Matt Bonner (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: With both Bonner and Tiago Splitter (calf) on the shelf for Wednesday's game, expect Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes to log extended minutes. Baynes makes for an intriguing, albeit risky, daily league prospect. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:02 pm
  • Gordon scores 22 points; Pelicans win
    Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in the Pelicans' win over the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Gordon is picking it up as the Pelicans try to close out the regular season with a trip to the playoffs. They hold the tiebreaker against the Thunder, so if they win on Wednesday against the Spurs then they'll have punched their ticket. Tyreke Evans added 22 points, three rebounds and five assists, and Anthony Davis went for 24 and 11 with five assists, two steals and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:42 am
  • Hardaway scores 23 points with three treys
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including three triples) with two rebounds, five assists and one block in 36 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Hardaway has been a disappointment all season but he got it done tonight and he wasn't bad on Saturday with a game-winning trey, 13 points and four assists. Though he hit three 3-pointers in that contest, he was just 4-of-16 from the field and that's a typical problem for him. He's as risky as a risk-reward pickup can be heading into the team's final game on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:49 pm
  • Butler scores 19 points in 27 minutes
    Caron Butler scored 19 points on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including six threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: This is a classic out-of-nowhere explosion for Butler, and with Stan Van Gundy talking about getting the younger guys going after the game we're pretty sure that doesn't apply to Tough Juice. Tap him at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) ruled out for Wednesday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) has already been ruled out for Wednesday's regular season finale.

    Advice: Additionally, Splitter will be on a strict minutes limit if he suits up for Game 1 of the postseason. It's a redux of what we saw last season with Splitter, when his calf issues were at the forefront of the playoff conversation. Of course, the Spurs went on to win the title, so we think they'll figure it out with or without Splitter. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 9:44 am
  • Caron Butler hoping to remain w/ the Pistons
    Caron Butler is hoping to remain with the Pistons next season.

    Advice: Butler has a $4.5 million team option for next year, and that is a lot of money to pay for "veteran presence." Butler called the Pistons his "boys, they're my brothers," and while Stan Van Gundy really likes what Butler brings to the table, the two sides could revisit a new deal if Detroit decides the current price tag is too rich. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:11 am
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Report: Garnett leaning toward returning
    Kevin Garnett is "still leaning toward" returning next season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein cites "rumbles out of 'Sota" as his source, but it was always going to be a surprise if KG retired after just half of a season with his former team. There was a report at the time he was dealt that Garnett was expected to sign on for another two years, and if he does, it's going to be in a player-coach role, even if the Wolves don't call it as much. His days of being consistently fantasy relevant are over, but it looks like The Big Ticket will keep the crowds coming at the box office. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 6:27 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Aron Baynes limited to 17 minutes off bench
    Aron Baynes moved to the Spurs' bench vs. Phoenix on Sunday, where he posted four points, two rebounds and one block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Baynes is a sneaky source of rebounds and percentages as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes -- in the Spurs previous six games he was averaging 12.5 points on 65.9 percent FGs and 94.4 percent FTs, with 6.0 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks. Tiago Splitter (calf) is iffy to play in the Spurs' final game on Wednesday, so owners in deeper leagues may want to give Baynes one more look. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:13 pm
  • Caron Butler benched to start 2nd half Sunday
    Caron Butler was benched to begin the second half of Sunday's game, finishing scoreless with two rebounds in just 10 minutes of action.

    Advice: Butler's ability to space the floor is the only conceivable reason he's in the Pistons' starting lineup, but tonight's disappearing act is a reminder that he's useless for fantasy purposes. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 4:17 pm
  • Kevin Garnett doubtful for Monday vs. NOP
    Kevin Garnett is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: To be clear, there is almost no shot that KG plays on Monday and head coach Flip Saunders recently hinted that he won't play again this season. We will let you know if something changes, but KG belongs on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 10:59 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Kevin Garnett likely done for the season?
    Head coach Flip Saunders hinted that Kevin Garnett isn't likely to return this season.

    Advice: Saunders said that the Wolves will go with what they got for the final three games, so the writing is on the wall for KG. The Wolves are trying to bolster their position in the draft lottery and aren't interested in risking the health of their veterans. We will let you know if we hear anything else, but it's safe to drop KG in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:13 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. hits a game-winning trey
    TIm Hardaway Jr. made a game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left on Saturday to beat the Magic, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, four assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was going to be an ugly game for Hardaway Jr., but he had a big fourth quarter. His shooting line was still putrid, making 4-of-16 from the field and he's now made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last five. Leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:59 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

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

    Advice: It will be Boris Diaw, Aron Baynes and Jeff Ayres getting most of the big man minutes next to Tim Duncan on Sunday. Diaw offers the most upside while Baynes is also worth a look in standard leagues for the last day of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 3:07 pm
  • Tiago Splitter out, Matt Bonner doubtful
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is out for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: He is not likely to be 100 percent until the playoffs. Splitter was playing well before his nagging calf injury popped up again, but the Spurs are doing just fine without him. Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will handle most of the minutes next to Tim Duncan. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 3:05 pm
  • Asik grabs 18 rebounds in win over PHO
    Omer Asik grabbed 18 rebounds to go with three points and two assists in 22 minutes on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Despite the big game on the glass he's not a valuable player in standard leagues. But if you're targeting that category, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:30 pm
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