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  • Gooden surprises with 15 and 17 vs. CHA
    Drew Gooden surprised with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, three treys, 17 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 39 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: These are what's known as 'Drew Gooden games.' Coming out of nowhere for near triple-double like numbers at a moment's notice, the problem for Gooden is actually keeping it up. Kris Humphries continues to miss time with a groin injury so give Gooden a look, but he comes with no guarantees that he'll be productive the next time out.
    Today, 3:24 am
  • Trevor Booker could pickup some minutes
    Trevor Booker scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Booker could slide into some extra minutes if Derrick Favors (back) misses some time and though he has never been a big minute guy he'd probably be worth the plug-and-play.
    Today, 2:04 am
  • Chris Kaman plays 18 minutes vs. PHX
    Chris Kaman returned from a shoulder injury against the Suns on Friday with four points, 11 boards and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Besides the inflated rebounding total, this was a fair expectation for Kaman. He will have a minutes cap on him regardless of depth on the team, so he's only an option in very deep leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • Diaw scores 19 points off the bench
    Boris Diaw scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-11 shots (including three treys) with three rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Diaw is running at a top 90-100 level over his past four games and if you took a chance on him because of his excellent fantasy schedule so far you're winning.
    Yesterday, 11:25 pm
  • Brandan Wright drops to just 18 minutes
    Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

    Advice: The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again.
    Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Barnes scores three points with two steals
    Harrison Barnes scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting (including a trey) with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes on Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Barnes is riding the coattails of a few big games this past week and altogether he's been productive enough over that span to be worth owning. Obviously he's a shaky asset but Andre Iguodala is already ruled out for Saturday's game and with four games next week he could be worth sticking into lineups if the Dubs rest guys.
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Ryan Kelly plays 31 minutes vs. Raptors
    Ryan Kelly played 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with seven points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those are some empty stats with all that playing time. Kelly said he's more comfortable at power forward, but he's not exactly playing with pass-first teammates right now. Kelly is only worth a look in deep leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Tyler Zeller plays 12 minutes
    Tyler Zeller played just 12 minutes with two points, three boards and two fouls against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: Ouch. The Celtics went small and that could have been because the Knicks don't have real size in their rotation. Zeller should be better against the Clippers on Sunday because DeAndre Jordan is a large human being.
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Jae Crowder still getting some minutes
    Jae Crowder scored 17 points in 29 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Friday during a 96-92 win, adding nine rebounds, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Even with Isaiah Thomas getting more minutes, Crowder still saw a nice chunk of playing time. Coach Brad Stevens is taking minutes away from Tyler Zeller and Kelly Olynyk, so Crowder might be able to stay fantasy relevant in standard leagues. He's a little too inconsistent to be considered as a strong add, though.
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Il Mago Reappears: Andrea Bargnani scores 25
    Andrea Bargnani scored a game-high 25 points against the Celtics on Friday with seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He played a season high in minutes and matched his season high in scoring. Bargnani was starting to fade before tonight with a six-point game on Wednesday while he only had 1.0 boards per game in his last two. He should still be worth owning in standard leagues even with his inconsistency.
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Marvin logs 44 minutes in double-OT loss
    Marvin Williams hit 2-of-7 shots (including a three) for five points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 44 minutes in Friday's double-overtime loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Williams was already looking pretty setup with Cody Zeller still dealing with a shoulder injury, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left tonight's game and did not return after an ankle injury. The Hornets have a favorable schedule remaining and all of this adds up to being rostered in 12-team leagues.
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute coming off the bench
    Luc Mbah a Moute played 22 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Friday with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: There were no clear reports of him playing tonight and L-MAM coming off the bench is unusual these days. He will likely get the Jason Richardson treatment and rest in some games to allow the younger guys to play more. When he's active, he's worth starting in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (calf) out again on Friday
    Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second consecutive game out with a nagging calf injury. This is his third different flare up with this injury and he's likely going to be out for a few more. Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler should get his minutes.
    Yesterday, 5:04 pm
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) out against Wizards
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He suffered a shoulder injury earlier this month and did play on Mar. 20, but he's no missed four games since then. With Zeller out, Marvin Williams should play minutes in the mid 30s and could score in the teens. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jason Maxiell also benefit.
    Yesterday, 2:39 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) set to play on Friday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He has been out since last week and the Blazers were able to get Joel Freeland some minutes. Kaman will likely be close to 15-20 minutes and is only an option in very deep leagues on a 13-game night.
    Yesterday, 11:45 am
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 9:23 am
  • Ryan Kelly more comfortable playing at PF
    Ryan Kelly stated during a recent interview that he's more comfortable playing at the power forward position.

    Advice: "I’m a little more comfortable there," Kelly said regarding the power forward spot. "I can get more involved offensively than I had been at times [playing small forward]." Kelly has started at the four-spot the past two games, putting in averages of 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 block per game. If he can continue to start at power forward, he'll be worth a look in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doesn't practice Thurs
    Kris Humphries (groin) was unable to practice on Thursday.

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

    Advice: If Zeller is unable to play on Friday, he will have missed eight out of the Hornets' last nine games and can safely be dropped in most fantasy formats. We'll update his status after Friday's shootaround, but Marvin Williams stands to benefit the most if Zeller is unable to play.
    Thursday, 10:56 am
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Brandan Wright still getting some burn
    Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s.
    Thursday, 12:14 am
  • Boris Diaw scores 19 in blowout win over OKC
    Boris Diaw had 19 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer on 9-of-15 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 130-91 win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Diaw's actually been running hot for the Spurs, averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and is shooting 56 percent over his last five games. Give him a look if you need a warm body. Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Jeff Ayres and Patty Mills all scored in double digits for the Spurs, but this game was so ugly, there wasn't much to learn from it. The Spurs are rolling, winning nine of 12 games in March with big wins over the Thunder, Hawks and Bulls.
    Thursday, 12:02 am
  • Ryan Kelly goes for 11 & 8 in start
    Ryan Kelly had 11 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's overtime win against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Lakers have benched both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer as the tank-train gets cranked up, but Jordan Clarkson hit a couple free throws in the clutch to get the Lakers a disappointing win. Kelly, Ed Davis and Tarik Black are all worth a look right now as the Lakers should continue to sit Hill and Boozer as long as they can get away with it.
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 16 off bench
    Jae Crowder moved back to the bench on Wednesday and had 16 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes in a loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Crowder has been bouncing in and out of the starting lineup, but still manages to be productive on most nights. And with Brandon Bass appearing to fade, Crowder looks like a guy worth holding onto right now.
    Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores six points in loss
    Andrea Bargnani played just 19 minutes and hit 2-of-7 shots for six points and one rebound in Wednesday's predictably ugly loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Bargs broke a streak of 12 straight games in double figures and while he generally doesn't do much besides score 16 a night, he at least had blocked five shots in his previous three games coming in. He got into some foul trouble and the Knicks had no reason to use him with the game basically over after the first quarter. He should bounce back soon, but just don't expect him to do much besides score.
    Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (calf) out on Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He can't shake this calf injury and could miss more time for the Nuggets. He can be dropped in most leagues. Expect Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson to get his minutes.
    Wednesday, 5:08 pm
    7:00 pm @ Por
  • Luc Mbah a Moute out, Jerami Grant starting
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) will not play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be Jerami Grant in the starting lineup in what should be an up-tempo game. There should also be more minutes available for Robert Covington and Thomas Robinson -- both looked very good on Tuesday. Mbah a Moute can be cut in most formats.
    Wednesday, 4:42 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.
    Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out again on Wednesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury last week and has missed the last two games. Joel Freeland benefits the most as the backup center and did play 23 minutes on Tuesday. He is only worth a look in deep leagues. Kaman can be dropped everywhere.
    Wednesday, 12:05 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.
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play vs. Nets
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not be able to play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: His shoulder is clearly an issue, and he probably rushed his return to action the first time. Consider him day-to-day moving forward, and we will update his status once we know more. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Zeller's owners should move on. Marvin Williams will benefit the most with Zeller in street clothes, and he is worth a look for anyone needing 3-pointers.
    Wednesday, 8:18 am
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Ryan Kelly scores 16 points in start at PF
    Ryan Kelly played 29 minutes in a start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He didn't turn the ball over and this was one of his better outings of the season. Lakers coach Paul Pressey, filling in for Byron Scott, once again spread minutes thin and evenly throughout his first and second units, and Kelly's starting job isn't likely to result in reliable fantasy production. We'll let you know if he plays well enough to warrant your attention.
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play Tues
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Blazers will probably err on the side of caution with Kaman moving forward in an effort to keep him fresh for the playoffs, so we wouldn't expect him to play unless he is 100 percent. The Blazers play again on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, so Kaman should be considered doubtful for that one as well. With LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) also out of the lineup, expect Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to see an uptick in minutes, though neither player is very appealing in most leagues right now.
    Tuesday, 7:33 pm
  • Ryan Kelly starts vs OKC, Jordan Hill benched
    Ryan Kelly will start vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, shifting Jordan Hill to the bench.

    Advice: It's hard to get excited about Kelly's promotion given his performance in 20 previous starts this season -- he averaged a paltry 5.9 points on 28.2 percent shooting, with 0.9 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.6 steals. He should be left on the waiver wire in nearly all fantasy leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Zeller scores 18 points with seven rebounds
    Tyler Zeller scored 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one block in Monday's road win over the Nets.

    Advice: Zeller is returning modest late-round value for owners lately and the Celtics have a nice schedule both this week and next. He and Kelly Olynyk (18 points, five boards, three treys, 17 minutes) haven't always been able to produce at the same time, but we did see it for a stretch earlier in the season.
    Monday, 7:28 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out again for Monday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He might miss the entire month of March and has been out since Feb. 26. Humphries can be ignored in most leagues. Marcin Gortat and Nene get a tough matchup tonight.
    Monday, 6:59 pm
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) out for Monday
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his second straight game out and Marvin Williams will get another start. Zeller hasn't been able to shake this injury since Mar. 9. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bismack Biyombo will also benefit sans Zeller.
    Monday, 4:09 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) doubtful Tuesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He did not practice on Monday and is likely going to miss his second consecutive game. The Blazers will use Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to back up Robin Lopez. Neither are trustworthy in most leagues while Kaman can be dropped basically everywhere.
    Monday, 12:48 pm
  • Ryan Kelly may start next to Tarik Black
    Ryan Kelly could start next to Tarik Black against the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Jordan Hill will move to the bench. This is a surprising move because the Lakers played well on Sunday and pulled out a win. Kelly is still not going to be worth owning even with the starting nod. Hill's fantasy value shouldn't fall too much with his bench role.
    Monday, 12:34 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute scores 13 points in defeat
    Luc Mbah a Moute logged 29 minutes on Sunday, scoring 13 points with two 3-pointers, two boards, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: He's had fantasy-worthy moments this season but March hasn't been kind to him, as he's limping along with averages of 10.6 points on 36.6 percent FGs and 52.0 percent FTs, 1.1 threes, 5.2 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.9 steals. The awful percentages eradicate his value in nearly all fantasy formats.
    Sunday, 9:44 pm
  • Tyler Zeller benched during Sunday's loss
    Tyler Zeller was benched in favor of Kelly Olynyk to start the second half in Sunday's game vs. the Pistons, finishing with 10 points, four boards, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: This wasn't the first time that Zeller has been benched to start the second half, but Andre Drummond was having a feast in the paint for the Pistons and scored 18 points with 22 boards, meaning the Celtics had to shake things up. Even though Olynyk still isn't playing well, the Celtics have invested a lot in him and they will likely give him more opportunities to succeed. A lineup change isn't imminent by any means, but Zeller is better suited for deeper leagues until further notice.
    Sunday, 7:15 pm
  • Jae Crowder starts at point guard, scores 19
    Jae Crowder started at point guard in place of Marcus Smart (suspension) and he did not disappoint, scoring 19 points with seven boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in an overtime loss to the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight and head coach Brad Stevens was hesitant to take him off the court as he logged 45 minutes. Crowder will return to the bench on Monday vs. the Nets when Smart comes back from his suspension, but his play won't go unnoticed. Crowder has now averaged 14.0 points, 6.8 boards, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals over his last five games, and he is worth a long look in most leagues with the Celtics set to play four games this coming week.
    Sunday, 6:49 pm
  • Marvin Williams logs 37 mins as starting PF
    Marvin Williams played 37 minutes during Sunday's road win, scoring eight points with eight rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He shot 3-of-11 from the field with one of his makes coming beyond the arc, and he didn't turn the ball over despite his heavy playing time. The bad news is that Cody Zeller (shoulder) remains day-to-day, so Williams' starting job (and fantasy relevance) could vanish as soon as Monday's road game in Chicago.
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
  • Drew Gooden chips in 10 points on Sunday
    The Wizards were trounced in Sacramento on Sunday despite Drew Gooden contributing 10 points, six rebounds and two steals off the bench.

    Advice: He played 23 minutes, making 5-of-13 field goals to become one of three Wizards players in double-figures (Bradley Beal scored 19 and Nene added 11). Gooden's role has expanded with Kris Humphries (groin) on the shelf but he's still not a viable fantasy asset.
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores 16 points vs. Raptors
    Andrea Bargnani scored 16 points during Sunday's road loss, making 6-of-13 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with three rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: The home crowd in Toronto booed Bargnani, as usual, and it must have been strange to see him healthy and productive after years of injury-shortened seasons for the Raptors. He posted a team-worst +/- rating of -20 on Sunday, but to his credit Bargnani's 16.6 PER is the highest of his nine-year NBA career. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect more than scoring with a handful of boards and blocks.
    Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • 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.
    Sunday, 3:06 pm
  • Boris Diaw torches Hawks for 17 bench points
    Boris Diaw made 8-of-10 field goals with one 3-pointer on Sunday, finishing an easy win vs. the Hawks with 17 points, two rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Diaw had some flashy plays offensively and he even beat the entire Atlanta defense for a breakaway layup in the fourth quarter, which put an exclamation point on the blowout. His steady bench contributions are more valuable in real life and he's only worth owning in leagues with a minimum of 14 teams.
    Sunday, 2:37 pm
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) out Sunday vs. MIN
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Marvin Williams will run with the starting unit tonight, but with averages of just 7.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 three-pointers per game as a starter, he's only an option as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
    Sunday, 2:21 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Brandan Wright plays 30 minutes
    Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) is questionable
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: He started on Friday in his return, but Marvin Williams started the second half. Zeller only played 19 minutes and it could be a couple games before he's putting up consistent playing time.
    Saturday, 3:55 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out vs. Memphis
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Friday and did not return. Kaman had a minor shoulder injury back in 2011, but it's certainly not a trend. With Kaman out for most of Friday, coach Terry Stotts went with a combination of C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard to fill in. Considering Kaman is only playing in the teens and Stotts doesn't have a consistent rotation when a wing or big is out, fantasy owners shouldn't trust C.J. or Meyers.
    Saturday, 1:47 pm
  • Barnes leads the way with 22 points in win
    Harrison Barnes scored a team-high 22 points in the Warriors' easy 112-96 win over the Pelicans on Friday, hitting 9-of-13 shots (including a three) with one rebound and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: It's not a perfect line but nobody on the Warriors' side had one of those tonight with Steve Kerr emptying the bench liberally. Barnes has now hit 20 of his last 26 field goal attempts and he fits the profile of a guy that the Dubs will rely on down the stretch as they rest guys. Factor in the Warriors' solid schedule and he is one more solid outing away from being a must-own player, so consider getting ahead of the curve.
    Saturday, 12:52 am
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) returns to action
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) returned to action on Friday, scoring one point on a free throw with six rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes.

    Advice: There's not much to read into this performance and with question marks surrounding his value owners can wait and see how he does before considering a pickup.
    Friday, 11:36 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Jae Crowder starts the second half
    Jae Crowder started the second half for Tyler Zeller during a 101-89 loss to the Spurs on Friday with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 5-of-14 from the field and was heavily involved in the offense. With Marcus Smart likely to be suspended, Crowder is a good bet to move into the starting lineup and see close to 36-38 minutes. If you're looking for a risk-reward guy on Sunday, give him a look.
    Friday, 11:21 pm
  • Cody Zeller back in the starting lineup
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) will start and move Marvin Williams to the bench against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He needed to miss four games with a shoulder and had a minor setback in that span, but he sounds like he's good to go. Zeller hasn't been a fantasy savior, but he's worth keeping an eye on tonight based on how he was playing well before his injury.
    Friday, 5:42 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out for game vs. ORL
    Chris Kaman suffered a right shoulder strain on Friday against the Magic and will not return.

    Advice: He has a tough time staying on the court and it's fair to think he's going to miss a couple games here. If that's true, Meyers Leonard should get a few more minutes. Leonard is worth a look in deep leagues for owners need some scoring.
    Friday, 5:15 pm
  • Cody Zeller expected to play on Friday
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) is expected to play against the Kings on Friday night.

    Advice: He went through shootaround and should return after missing the last four games. Jason Maxiell has soaked up most of his minutes while Marvin Williams has really stepped up. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also saw some better production because of Zeller being out. Williams' fantasy owners can expect him to see a dip in output tonight. Zeller was playing well before his injury, so keep an eye on him.
    Friday, 12:02 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • 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.
    Friday, 11:49 am
  • Wright On: Brandan blocks seven, scores 16
    Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer.
    Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores 14 with four boards
    Andrea Bargnani scored 14 points with four boards and no other stats against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: Amazingly, he was 7-of-16 from the field for the third consecutive game. Bargnani has cooled off in the fantasy world because he's not doing much else outside of scoring with some blocks. He's still a hold in standard leagues, but isn't a must-own guy if you're looking for a higher ceiling.
    Thursday, 7:25 pm
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) questionable Friday
    Cody Zeller (shoulder) participated during Thursday's practice, and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: If Zeller is able to return to the lineup on Friday, he'll likely send Marvin Williams back to the bench, and his value would take a sizable hit. Zeller is only averaging 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, so he can't be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 12:57 pm
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Harrison Barnes scores season-high 25
    Harrison Barnes hit 11-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 25 points, four rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's lopsided win over the Hawks.

    Advice: Barnes had scored 11 and eight points in each of his previous two games, but he couldn't miss tonight. He's a marginal deep-league play at this point, but really came through for those of you that used him tonight. He could go on a run with Klay Thompson out for the next week or so with a sprained ankle.
    Wednesday, 11:20 pm
  • Ty Zeller gives way to Olynyk Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller, who had a career-high 26 points on Monday, hit 6-of-8 shots for 12 points, but added just one rebound and no blocks in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kelly Olynyk got hot off the bench (finally) and hit 7-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Maybe Olynyk is finally ready to get going, and if it happens, it will mean bad things for Zeller.
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Boris Diaw racks up 18-6-5 line
    Boris Diaw got hot on Wednesday and had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal on 5-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Diaw's highest scoring game since way back on Dec. 22, so there's no reason to think he's going to suddenly start doing it on the regular. Just keep an eye on him.
    Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) out again Wednesday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wizards could use some depth up front now that they're going against the best defense in the NBA right now. With Humphries out, Nene and Marcin Gortat should get a couple more minutes. Gortat has been great lately, but he gets a horrible matchup against Rudy Gobert.
    Wednesday, 1:19 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani not ruling out return to NYK
    Andrea Bargnani's agent, Leon Rose, told the New York Daily News that Bargnani would like to remain with the Knicks past this season.

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

    Advice: "I definitely want to be back," Booker said. "I love this place. I have great teammates, and I see big things for the team. I want to be a part of that." The Jazz hold a team option on Booker for next season, but given how highly everyone thinks about him in Utah, it's hard to imagine him leaving. Booker has emerged as the primary big off the bench since Enes Kanter bolted town, but he is still only averaging 18.6 minutes over his last five games. If Derrick Favors or Rudy Gobert ever pick up an injury, Booker would be worth a look in most leagues, but he is firmly off the radar as of right now.
    Wednesday, 6:23 am
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