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  • Bismack Biyombo starting over JV in Game 5
    Bismack Biyombo will start Game 5 on Wednesday despite the return of Jonas Valanciunas (ankle).

    Advice: "[Jonas Valanciunas] is our starting center but we've got to respect what Bismack is doing on the court," said Dwane Casey. Biyombo is averaging 6.8 points on 61.1 percent shooting, 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in four Conference finals games vs. Cleveland, though his minutes are likely to come down with Valanciunas in the rotation. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Sergey Karasev unlikely to be a Net next year
    Sergey Karasev is unlikely to suit up for the Nets next season.

    Advice: The Nets declined to pickup their team option on Karasev for the 2016-17 season, so he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Karasev has reportedly already begun training for next season, and his father stated during a recent interview that he will look at all his options this offseason, including a return to Europe. Karasev has been in the league for three years and has never established himself as a rotation player, so his fantasy value is right around nil. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:40 am
  • Marco Belinelli says he wants to 'win now'
    Marco Belinelli stated during a recent interview with Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport that he wants to be a part of a winning team.

    Advice: "I want to win now. To make that happen, something has to happen," said Belinelli. "I'm still under contract with Sacramento and I have trust in the organization but in the NBA you never know what may happen." Belinelli doesn't sound like a guy that's all that happy to be on the books for another two years in Sacramento, but he was the guy that chose to go there as a free agent. With the Kings, Belinelli won’t be anything more than a deep league, 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 am
  • Dennis Schroder wants to be a better finisher
    Dennis Schroder said that he wants to come back stronger next season, and he'll be spending time this offseason working to become a better finisher at the rim.

    Advice: "I'll try to be stronger next year and dunk some more balls," Schroder said. "I've got to be better finishing at the rim." Schroder also confirmed that he will be playing for the German National Team again this offseason, as he tries to help the team qualify for the European Championship. Schroder's fantasy value next year will hinder on what happens with Jeff Teague, but if Teague ends up getting traded, Schroder would make for an intriguing late-round gamble in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
  • Ainge high on Jordan Mickey and Terry Rozier
    Danny Ainge said that he believes Jordan Mickey and Terry Rozier have a "bright future."

    Advice: "We think Jordan Mickey has a bright future and Terry Rozier has a bright future and we’ve gotten calls from other teams about them," said Ainge. It sounds like Ainge would prefer to develop his younger guys rather than dealing them away, and Mickey's ability to rack up the defensive stats could make him an intriguing late-round selection next season depending on what happens with Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller during free agency. Rozier, however, is unlikely to establish himself as a standard league asset while Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley are healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:29 am
  • TOR could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo
    The Raptors could struggle to retain Bismack Biyombo as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: Toronto signed Biyombo for cheap this past offseason, but with how well Biyombo has played during this postseason he's most assuredly earned himself a massive payday when he decides to opt out of his contract this summer. Biyombo will likely be able to secure a $10-15 million deal as a free agent, so the Raptors will need to move around some pieces if they hope to retain him. From a fantasy perspective, a move away from Toronto into a starting role elsewhere would put Biz firmly on the standard league radar. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:34 am
  • Billy Donovan praises Andre Roberson's play
    Billy Donovan praised Andre Roberson's play following Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: "It's funny," Donovan said. "After Game 2 people are saying to me: ‘Is this guy going to even play anymore?' Andre's a good basketball player and I think sometimes the things that go missing with him is he makes winning plays." Roberson, typically viewed as a defensive specialist, has suddenly emerged as an offensive option for the Thunder posting averages of 15.0 points, 9.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.0 triples, 3.0 steals and 1.0 block on 57.1 percent shooting over his past two outings. The Dubs have been completely ignoring him on defense, and Roberson has made them pay. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Festus Ezeli shoots 2-of-8 from the line
    Festus Ezeli scored eight points with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ezeli probably would've played some more tonight because Andrew Bogut was in foul trouble, but the Thunder kept hacking him and he hit just 2-of-8 free throws. The Warriors have been crushed in two straight games and their small lineups haven't been successful, so Ezeli should see minutes in the teens again on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Roberson scores 17 w/ 12 boards, 5 steals
    Andre Roberson scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, five steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes in Tuesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: The Warriors hacked him several times and he hit just 2-of-8 free throws, but this was arguably the best game of his career. The points were a career high and he shot 7-of-12 from the field, and you have to love the minutes. This big game obviously puts him firmly on the DFS radar due to his low price, though he was averaging just 4.4 points in the postseason prior to Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Steven Adams tweaks ankle in Game 4 win
    Steven Adams tweaked his right ankle in Game 4, finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's had some tough luck with injuries in this series, so give him credit for playing through the pain. While he was hobbling quite a bit, Adams simply had his ankle re-taped and this shouldn't impact his status for Game 5. He's been a monster in the postseason and the Warriors have no answer for him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Channing Frye could play more in Game 5?
    Tyronn Lue said that he likes the space-the-court lineup "a lot," and he could use it more moving forward in hopes of limiting Bismack Biyombo's production.

    Advice: Lue has been steadily increasing Channing Frye's minutes throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, and it sounds like Frye's minutes could be in the 25-minute range for Game 5, which could result in less run for Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love. Love hasn't been playing very well at all over the past two, so he'll be a bit of a risky DFS play for Game 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:10 pm
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo could head to Greece
    Panathinaikos is interested in Thanasis Antetokounmpo, according to Sportando.

    Advice: Talks haven't progressed to an advanced stage, but Giannis' brother could head overseas after an insignificant stint with the Knicks. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but Lower Case can be ignored in all fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:01 am
  • Dante Exum to be cleared for contact Thursday
    Dante Exum (knee) has been cleared for contact on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a big step for Exum, who tore his ACL back in August. Exum was growing as a defender during his rookie season and even showed some offensive improvement in Summer League. He's probably not going to play for Australia in the Olympics, but it's possible. He'll have more value in reality than in fantasy next year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:35 pm
  • Bizness Is Booming: Biyombo set for a pay day
    Bismack Biyombo was terrific yet again during a win over the Cavs on Monday, finishing with five points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 42 minutes.

    Advice: His motor was out of control with some very good perimeter defense while he was still able to grab 11 defensive rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) didn't play in this game, but he might have a better chance on Wednesday. If the Raptors can continue to use him like this, Biyombo might be too valuable to lose any minutes to JV. Biyombo has made himself some serious money in the past two games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Channing Frye picks up 21 minutes
    Channing Frye played 21 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Monday with 12 points, six rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played down the stretch and was a big reason for a fourth quarter charge. The Cavs are using him at center to help open things up and keep Bismack Biyombo away from the rim. Plus, Kevin Love isn't making shots and can't rebound right now. Frye might hit 25 minutes in Game 5. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Anthony Bennett working out with Nets
    Anthony Bennett is expected to work out at the Nets' minicamp this week.

    Advice: This would be arguably the best spot for him, so he's going there to impress. The Nets have some major depth issues at power forward behind Thaddeus Young and they don't have a first-round pick either. Obviously he'll have to show strong conditioning at the workout and likely would have to have a monster summer league. For what it's worth, the UNLV product typical been great at Vegas. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Sam Dekker has no restrictions
    Sam Dekker (back) said he is 100 percent and has zero restrictions.

    Advice: Dekker added on his Twitter account he has been playing basketball over the past month. Dekker played a grand total of six minutes in his rookie season and failed to score on a 0.0 usage rate. Even with a new coach, Dekker won't be a fantasy factor in his sophomore season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:23 pm
  • Steven Adams might wear protective gear
    Steven Adams say he might wear some protective gear for Game 4 "due to the consistency of the hits."

    Advice: The NBA world will be talking about Steven Adams and Draymond Green for the next three days. Adams added he thinks the Thunder should beat the Warriors with or without Draymond, and that he's sore. All eyes are on the league office for the rest of the day. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:57 am
  • Courtney Lee would like to re-sign w/ Hornets
    Courtney Lee said that he'd like to re-sign with the Hornets.

    Advice: "Of course I would like to be [back]," he said. "[I] got a chance to build chemistry and friendships with the guys since I’ve been here and it’s been fun playing with them. Everybody is just playing together. There’s no egos out there at all. It’s always about making the right play and the best play to help win and that’s the kind of guys I want to be on a team with." Charlotte holds Lee's Bird rights, but that doesn't mean he's a lock to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:58 am
  • Casey praises Joseph's strong Game 3 showing
    Dwane Casey praised Cory Joseph's strong showing in Toronto's Game 3 win on Saturday.

    Advice: "He did a much better job tonight of controlling the game," Casey said. "Running the offense, keeping things under control, not letting the defense speed him up." The head coach then added that "Cory did a good job of handling their defensive pressure,"switching and making sure he had the right person involved in the pick-and-roll." Joseph is an important part of Toronto's formula for success, so he'll need to play well again in Monday's Game 4 for the Raptors to be firing on all cylinders. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:17 am
  • Casey: Biyombo not getting any foul calls
    Dwane Casey, who was fined $25,000 for criticizing the officials, said that Bismack Biyombo is not getting any foul calls vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: "[Biyombo] is not getting the calls," Casey said. "We shoot zero free throws in the fourth quarter. Zero. He's getting hit. There's one play where they almost have a brawl. He gets killed on that play. I don't know if he's getting hit because of how physical and tough he is, but he's getting cracked. To his credit, I thought he was going to lose his head when he got the technical foul, but he kept playing." All eyes will be on Biyombo in Game 4 following a historic Game 3 performance with Jonas Valacniunas (ankle, doubtful) still expected to be on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:11 am
  • T. Antetokounmpo desires to play for Greece
    Thanasis Antetokounmpo is hoping to play for the Greek national team this summer.

    Advice: The "other" Antetokounmpo appeared on Nigeria's pre-selection roster, but he recently voiced his desire to play for Greece. "I called them and told them that I want to play for Greece. I grew up in Greece, I am feeling Greek and that’s my dream," he said. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:55 am
  • Andre Roberson stays hot from deep, scores 13
    Andre Roberson started again on Sunday and had 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Roberson is 8-of-13 from downtown in his past four games and the Warriors have dared him to beat them from the arc -- tonight Andrew Bogut began as his primary defender, and when Draymond Green has him he frequently roams to the opposite side of the court. Roberson did a good job cutting hard and moving without the ball, rewarding Billy Donovan's decision to keep him in the starting lineup. He'll be on Golden State's radar in Game 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:00 pm
  • Steven Adams plays only 18 minutes Sunday
    Steven Adams was quiet in 18 minutes during Game 3, finishing with eight points, five boards, one assist, one block and four personal fouls.

    Advice: Adams is dealing with a bruised thumb and took another hit below the belt tonight, courtesy of Draymond Green, but his limited production was a result of fouls, the lopsided score, and small-ball lineups for OKC. We'll keep an eye out for injury updates, but there's no reason to think Adams will be limited during Game 4. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:44 pm
  • Bizness Picks Up: Biyombo grabs 26 boards
    Bismack Biyombo grabbed a playoff franchise-record 26 boards against the Cavs on Saturday, adding seven points, one assist and four blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was awesome. Biyombo grabbed 20 boards without even recording a single point to start the game. He was also a major factor in protecting the paint with the Cavs only scoring 20 in the paint during this game -- the Cavs had at least 50 paint points in each of the last two. Biyombo also had some improved perimeter defense and even guarded LeBron James at times. Coach Dwane Casey said Biyombo was the spirit of the team and said he hit on almost every rebound and putback. According to SportVU, Biz grabbed 26 of his 27 rebound chances. It was arguably the best performance from a center in these playoffs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:43 pm
  • Cory Joseph brings the defense in win
    Cory Joseph was terrific in 31 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was easily his best game of the series and possibly his best game of the postseason. The most important part of his performance tonight was his outstanding defense on Kyrie Irving. The Raptors bench was destroyed in the first two games, so this was a huge boost. Joseph also played a lot of the clutch minutes late, which was a major against the Pacers in the first round. Don't expect him to be this effective in Game 4. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:30 pm
  • Steven Adams feeling good after Game 2
    Steven Adams said he feels good after a couple injury scares in Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams had to go to the locker room during the first quarter on Wednesday, but downplayed any injuries after the game. "I feel fine, mate," Adams said after the game. "A couple bumps and bruises, but it's okay." The 22-year-old has stepped up his game and is now averaging 10.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in the postseason. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 am
  • Steven Adams OK despite mounting injury woes
    Steven Adams survived a variety of injury scares on Wednesday, finishing OKC's Game 2 defeat with nine points, 10 rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Adams came in with a bruised thumb, he briefly exited when Festus Ezeli landed on his back in the first quarter, and he was shaken up again when Draymond Green inadvertently kneed him prior to halftime. The Thunder's big lineups didn't have much success tonight, but Adams is averaging a double-double in the postseason and DFS owners can rely on him for hefty playing time as the series shifts to Oklahoma. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Steven Adams (bruised thumb) starting Game 2
    Steven Adams (bruised thumb) will start Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams' status was never in jeopardy and this merely confirms that he's ready to go -- he dismissed the injury on Tuesday, saying, "Just a bruise. Gotta be tougher." Adams has been terrific in the postseason with averages of 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 32.5 minutes per game, and he shouldn't be limited as OKC seeks a two-game advantage in the Western Conference finals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:38 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo scores 12 points in loss
    Bismack Biyombo scored 12 points with four rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes vs. the Cavs in Game 1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The minutes were nice and Biyombo also hit all five of his shots from the field. It sounds like Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) will miss at least one more game, so Biyombo should get another start in Game 2 on Thursday. Since J-Val went down, Biyombo has averaged 11.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:50 pm
  • Steven Adams not concerned with thumb injury
    Steven Adams downplayed his thumb injury when speaking to the media on Tuesday, saying it's nothing more than a bruise.

    Advice: "Just a bruise. Gotta be tougher," said Adams. Adams was terrific during OKC’s Game 1 win, posting 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks over 37 minutes, so the thumb obviously wasn't a major impediment for him. His minutes have spiked to 32.5 a night through the postseason to go with averages of 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 0.9 swats per contest, and his playing time will likely hover around the 40-minute mark through the Western Conference Finals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:19 pm
  • Steven Adams looks awesome, drops 16 and 12
    Steven Adams dominated inside during 37 minutes against the Warriors on Monday, scoring 16 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: He's arguably been the breakout player of the postseason and led the Thunder in net rating at 21.1 tonight. The Thunder had a 57.7 rebounding rate while he was out there in this win, which will be a huge part of this series. Adams was getting tired throughout this game and his stamina will be tested. There's no doubt he'll be seeing minutes close to 40 the rest of the way as OKC's third most-important player. Everyone knows about the Warriors from three, but they are tremendous at finishing around the rim, as well. As a side note, the Warriors did a Hack-a-Adams strategy at times during this game. He should be very useful in DFS. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:27 pm
  • Andre Roberson is actually decent in win
    Andre Roberson made all three shots from the field for seven points against the Warriors on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: To open the game, the Warriors had Draymond Green "covering" Roberson, but Green was really just playing safety to really focus on weak-side help. After a bad first half, Roberson started out strong in the second half. There's a decent chance this is his best scoring output in this series with his tidy efficiency, so he's not really a viable DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:12 pm
  • Cory Joseph held to one point over 19 minutes
    Cory Joseph was a no-show during Toronto's Game 7 victory, scoring just one point to go with three assists and one steal through 19 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: Joseph went scoreless through the first three quarters of action, and it wasn’t until the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter that he scored his first point by going 1-of-2 from the line. He also missed all eight of his shot attempts, and while the Raptors were able to pullout a win despite him, he'll need to have a much more impactful performance during the Eastern Conference Finals if the Raptors hope to have any chance of upsetting the Cavs. Rotoworld.com May 15, 4:02 pm
  • Bismack Biyombo double-doubles in Game 7 win
    Bismack Biyombo played a key role in the Raptors' 116-89 win over the Heat on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with 16 boards, one assist and two blocks over 41 minutes.

    Advice: Biyombo took full advantage of Miami's small ball lineups, and he was an absolute beast on the glass providing Toronto with a ton of second chance opportunities. Jonas Valanciunas is reportedly still a ways off in his recovery from the ankle injury, so it sounds like Biyombo is going to be Toronto's starting center for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. There really isn't anyone on the roster that can take away minutes from Biyombo, so he'll be a solid DFS play for however long JV is out. Rotoworld.com May 15, 3:46 pm
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