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  • Luol Deng scores 21 points in win vs. CHA
    Luol Deng scored an efficient 21 points during a win over the Hornets on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: That's good for a tidy 75.0 true shooting percentage. This has been a great matchup for Deng with the Hornets not having great defenders at power forward. In six games, he averaged 19.7 points, 6.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 3.0 treys. He's certainly on the radar for DFS in Game 7. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:47 pm
  • Josh Richardson hurts his shoulder
    Josh Richardson (shoulder) said nothing will keep him out in Game 7 on Sunday.

    Advice: He hurt his left shoulder in the last minute of the game and had ice on it after the win. Richardson's defense was very good at times and he has leapfrogged Tyler Johnson (shoulder). Richardson finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:43 pm
  • Marvin Williams puts up another goose egg
    Marvin Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Heat on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: After turning in his best year of his career, Williams is falling on his face in the playoffs. He's made just 27.1 percent from the field in this series as one of the most disappointing players in the postseason. He's turned in worse fantasy output on the road, so it won't be easy to trust him in DFS in Game 7. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 pm
  • Paul George scores 21; Pacers force Game 7
    Paul George scored 21 points during a 101-83 Game 6 victory over the Raptors on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was basically the bizarro version of Game 5. The Pacers got red hot in the second half with an 18-0 run to put the game out of reach. George checked out with 3:08 left due to garbage time, so he would've been at 43 minutes had the game been close. There was talk of him playing 48 minutes before this game, so he'll likely be in the 43-48 range in Game 7 on Sunday. You almost have to start him in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:07 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores eight; Raptors lose
    DeMar DeRozan struggled yet again during a blowout 101-83 loss to the Pacers on Friday, making 3-of-13 from the field for eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: That 34-point game from Tuesday seems like a distant memory. The Raptors were smoked in the second half due to giving up an 18-0 run to put the game out of reach. DeRozan has flopped big time in five of the six games to put his team in a tight spot. He continues to waste possessions on contested mid-range jumpers with too many turnovers. He'll need a decent game on Sunday in Game 7. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:48 pm
  • Rivers, JJ, LMAM, Green & Jordan starting
    Austin Rivers, J.J. Redick, Luc Mbah a Moute, Jeff Green and DeAndre Jordan will start on Friday.

    Advice: He Clippers are going bigger in this game, but don't expect the overall minutes to change. Green should still be very busy in the first unit and obviously there's no need to panic on Jamal Crawford. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:28 pm
  • Nicolas Batum aggravates foot injury Friday
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) is doubtful to return on Friday.

    Advice: This is the same left foot strain Batum suffered in Game 2 and kept him out of two games. Batum could be limited going forward here, which means more run for Jeremy Lin, Frank Kaminsky, Marvin Williams and Courtney Lee. He checked out with six points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 15 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:10 pm
  • Nicolas Batum likely to play more
    Nicolas Batum will play more on Friday in Game 6 against the Heat.

    Advice: It's not a surprise after playing 25 minutes in Game 5. Batum is still going to come off the bench and will likely take minutes from Frank Kaminsky, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams and maybe Jeremy Lin. He will likely be in the 27-31 minute range for this game and is a risky DFS play. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:25 pm
  • Vogel won't commit to 48 mins of George
    Coach Frank Vogel won't commit to playing Paul George 48 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Vogel did say the second unit will have a shorter leash. In Game 5, the Pacers had an unfathomable 7.8 offensive rating in the seven minutes without George. That was ultimately their undoing, so George is a good bet to play at least 44 minutes tonight. He's almost a must-play option in DFS. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:58 pm
  • Anthony says he still believes in Phil
    Carmelo Anthony said that he still has to believe in what Phil Jackson is doing.

    Advice: "At this point, I still have to believe in what Phil is doing. I can't say that I don't believe in him no more, this is over with. I still have to believe in him," Anthony said. "I'm here. I still want to be here. I still want to be successful here, so I don't have no other choice but to believe in [his plan]." Anthony still controls his future with the Knicks due to his no-trade clause, and he recently made it clear that he intends on retiring as a Knick. Regardless, what the Knicks accomplish this summer could obviously change Melo's stance. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 am
  • Stanley Johnson may not play summer league
    Stanley Johnson may not play in the summer league because Stan Van Gundy wants him to focus on skill development.

    Advice: "My concern for him is I know Stanley’s mentality," Van Gundy said. "I want him working on things he needs to work on. I don’t want to put him in situations where his concern is doing what he can do well right now to try to win that game." Van Gundy added that Johnson needs to work on his shooting, footwork and ballhandling this summer. Still just 19 years old, the future is very bright for Johnson. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Evan Turner hints about his future with BOS
    Evan Turner indicated that his positive experience in Boston will play heavily into his decision as a free agent this summer.

    Advice: "It’s definitely going to play a lot," Turner said. "Players definitely play their best when they’re happy. Most importantly, I found a situation and coach that tended to myself, and my teammates, to what they do well." Regardless of what Turner decides, he's going to get a serious raise this summer after a promising postseason with averages 13.2 points, 5.7 boards, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:05 am
  • Paul George is open to playing 48 minutes
    Paul George says he's willing to play 48 minutes in Game 6 in Indiana on Friday.

    Advice: "If that's the direction that the game is going, I'm all for it," George said. "Whatever we got to do to win, I'm doing it." Coach Frank Vogel already hinted that he will play him all 48 minutes "if necessary," as PG-13 was a +15 in 41 minutes in Tuesday's loss. DFS owners can feel good about locking George into lineups tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:15 am
  • Kyle Korver scores 16 points with nine boards
    Kyle Korver made all four shots from the field and all four from the line for 14 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not bad. He drove his fantasy owners crazy during the regular season, but Korver is kind of rolling now when it counts for the Hawks. In his six games during this series, Korver averaged 12.2 points, 5.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.0 treys on a pristine 67.3 true shooting percentage. He'll be very important in the second round and will likely have a mini 3-point contest in a head-to-head matchup with J.R. Smith at shooting guard. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:05 pm
  • Evan Turner scores eight in off finale
    Evan Turner's solid series ended on a down note during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday, making 4-of-17 from the field for eight points with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was a big part of the rotation due to Avery Bradley (hamstring) going down. Turner surpassed most expectations to help his value heading into free agency, especially late in the season and in the postseason. In his 12 starts this regular season, Turner averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 treys. Several teams will be after The Villain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points
    Jonas Jerebko scores 13 points with one rebound, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes during a loss to the Hawks on Thursday.

    Advice: The Celtics gave him some minutes at small forward with some foul trouble for Jae Crowder. Jerebko benefited from the matchup in the postseason and certainly because of Avery Bradley (hamstring) missing time -- the Celtics needed spacing. He'll be under contract next year and will likely slide down the depth chart again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will come off the bench Friday
    Nicolas Batum will again come off the bench for Friday's Game 6 against Miami.

    Advice: The Hornets have now won three in a row, and Batum doesn't want to disrupt the chemistry of the first-unit. His ankle still isn't quite 100 percent, so expect his minutes to be in the 25 range. Kemba Walker, Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams, Frank Kaminsky and Al Jefferson will start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:01 pm
  • Paul George could play 48 mins in Game 6?
    Frank Vogel hinted that Paul George may be on the court for all 48 minutes during Friday's Game 6 against the Raptors.

    Advice: "If necessary," Vogel said when asked if George could play 48 minutes in Game 6. "We'll see tomorrow night." PG-13 was phenomenal during Game 5, matching his playoff career-high with 39 points, but the Pacers really struggled any time he wasn't on the floor. Game 6 is a must-win game for Indiana, so it wouldn't be surprising to see George play a hefty amount of minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:48 am
  • J.R. Smith able to practice on Thursday
    J.R. Smith (groin) was able to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Smith is dealing with a tweaked groin from Friday's Game 4 win over the Pistons, but has plenty of time as Cleveland is still awaiting a winner from the Hawks-Celtics series. It would be a big surprise if Smith isn't ready to go for the start of the second round. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 am
  • Evan Turner will have suitors in free agency
    There will be several teams interested in Evan Turner when he becomes a free agent this summer, according to league sources.

    Advice: Turner has resurrected his career as the Celtics sixth man and it hasn't gone unnoticed around the league. "He’s done everything they’ve asked him to do and from what I hear, hasn’t grumbled a day about it," one rival executive said. "Every team needs a guy like that in their locker room." Turner looks to be in line for a raise this summer and could see a minor boost in fantasy value if he finds a job as a starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Carmelo Anthony would like to retire a Knick
    Carmelo Anthony said he would like to retire with the Knicks.

    Advice: While Anthony has had trade rumors circling around him for at least a years, the 31-year-old said he'd like to finish his career with the Knicks. Melo also said he'd like to have input on the Knicks next head coach, but added that he hasn't talked to president Phil Jackson about that. Though there will be plenty of trade talk surrounding Melo this summer, he doesn't sound like he's ready to waive his no-trade clause any time soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 am
  • Klay Thompson propels GSW into second round
    Klay Thompson and the Warriors obliterated the Rockets in a series-clinching win on Wednesday, led by Klay's 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including a 7-of-11 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Golden State built a 30-point lead mid-way through the third quarter, fueled by a 3-point barrage from Thompson, and they won by a final score of 114-81. He's the first player in NBA history to make at least seven 3s in consecutive playoff games -- if nothing else, tonight's eruption confirms that the Warriors are a scary team even when one Splash Brother is in street clothes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 17 points in futile effort
    Jeff Green scored 17 points off the bench during Game 5, making 6-of-10 shots with six rebounds, three steals, two assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin's quad injury has prematurely ended his season, leaving Green a big opportunity even if he isn't starting. He can't fill the void by himself, and more minutes are also available for Wes Johnson (five points, five rebounds) and Paul Pierce (two rebounds), but Green is easily the most palatable DFS option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu cools off in Game 5 victory
    Al-Farouq Aminu followed up Monday's career performance with seven points, eight boards, two assists, one steal and one block during the Blazers' Game 5 win in L.A.

    Advice: Aminu's calling card is his defense, so it's no surprise to see him come back to earth. He was lousy from downtown in Games 1-3 before erupting for 30 points in a critical Game 4 win in Portland, and tonight it was his all-around play that got it done -- he shot a mere 1-of-6 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, while missing all five of his 3-point attempts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Josh Richardson earns 31 minutes vs. Hornets
    Josh Richardson logged 31 minutes off the bench during Game 5, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Heat had scored at least 100 points in 17 consecutive home games, with the league's most efficient offense since the All-Star break, but the Hornets tightened their grip defensively tonight. Richardson drew the ire of Dwyane Wade after a poor shot late in the fourth quarter, but he played well overall and should see a similar role in a must-win game at the Time Warner Cable arena on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) plays 25 mins off bench
    Nicolas Batum (sprained ankle) came off the bench on Wednesday for eight points, three rebounds, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Batum didn't have his normal agility and he was tentative early, but he knocked in some huge jumpers down the stretch, helping the Hornets hang on for a tough 90-88 victory. He'll get just one day to rest before returning to action for Friday's Game 6 in Charlotte, so it's unlikely that he'll be 100 percent in the Hornets' potential closeout game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Marvin Williams heats up w/ 17 points in Gm 5
    Marvin Williams found some traction in Game 5 with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, eight rebounds, three steals, three 3-pointers, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hornets came into the playoffs as the league's fourth-leading team in 3-pointers per game, but in Games 1-4 vs. Miami they were a collective 16-of-67 from downtown. They finally found the range tonight and that was the difference in the game, as they hit 50.0 percent of their 3-pointers including a late barrage in the fourth quarter. Williams was having a nightmare series prior to this game, shooting 19.4 percent from the field, so hopefully this eruption will carry over to Friday's game in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) off bench in Game 5
    Nicolas Batum (ankle) will come off the Hornets' bench on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: The Hornets won their past two games without Batum and coach Steve Clifford likely doesn't want to mess with his starters' newfound chemistry. Batum reportedly volunteered to come off the bench and owners can expect his minutes to hover in the 24-28 range in his first game back. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:33 pm
  • Nicolas Batum expected to play off bench
    Nicolas Batum (ankle) is expected to play off the bench on Wednesday against the Heat.

    Advice: It sounds like he will be limited after missing the last two games. Although, Batum did go to Clifford to suggest coming off the bench because of how well the Hornets played without him in Game 3 and 4. He will likely play minutes in the 20s and take run away from Frank Kaminsky, Jeremy Lin, Marvin Williams and Spencer Hawes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:37 pm
  • J.R. Smith sits out Wednesday's practice
    J.R. Smith (groin) was withheld from Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Smith tweaked his groin during Game 4's win over the Pistons, but his absence from Wednesday's practice feels more precautionary than anything else, as head coach Tyronn Lue said he'll be fine. Cleveland is currently awaiting the results of the Atlanta-Boston first-round series to determine whom they will play in the second-round, but with that series not set to conclude until Thursday at the earliest, Smith has plenty of time to rest up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 am
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) on track to play in G5
    Nicolas Batum (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, and head coach Steve Clifford said that he'll more than likely play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Heat.

    Advice: Batum was initially ruled out for the entire first-round series, so it's surprising that he's made enough progress to get back on the court after spending a mere five days in recovery. Batum said that he will come off the bench if he does play, and Clifford acknowledged it's unlikely he sees his usual workload, so he'll make for a bit of a risky DFS target tonight. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off, but both Frank Kaminsky and Jeremy Lin figure to take a bit of a hit with Batum back in the fold. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:02 am
  • Evan Turner scores 15 points in loss
    Evan Turner scored 15 points in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Hawks, shooting 5-of-10 from the field.

    Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Celtics tonight, as Isaiah Thomas (ankle) couldn't get anything to go on the offensive end. Turner added five rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes, and he's still a must-start player in all formats until further notice. If Thomas is unable to play in Game 6 on Thursday, expect Turner to run the offense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko slows down, scores six points
    Jonas Jerebko cooled off in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: The Celtics lost by 27 points, so Jerebko only played 24 minutes and added eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals. His DFS owners were expecting a lot more from him tonight after posting two straight double-doubles, but no one on the Celtics played well in Game 5 except for Evan Turner. If anything, hopefully this will keep his price low in DFS. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores 13, adds five steals
    Kyle Korver scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting on Tuesday vs. the Celtics, adding two boards, one assist, five steals and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He averaged 0.8 steals during the regular season, so to see him record five tonight seems like a fluke. However, Korver has now scored in double digits in four straight games after being held to two points in Game 1, so he's heating up at the perfect time for the Hawks. He's also hit 16 3-pointers over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Paul George scores 39 in loss to Raptors
    Paul George matched his playoff career high with 39 points in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, shooting 11-of-19 from the field and 12-of-12 from the line.

    Advice: He was a +15 in 41 minutes and added eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers, yet the Pacers still lost by three because George didn't have much help and they were torched every time he went to the bench for a quick rest. The Pacers were up by as many as 17 points, but they were outscored 25-9 in the fourth quarter and now trail the Raptors 3-2 in the series. PG-13 has been the best player in this series and he will look to tie things up in Indiana for Game 6 on Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:47 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan drops 34, Raptors win Game 5
    DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points on 10-of-22 shooting in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Pacers, giving the Raptors a 3-2 series lead.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said before the game that he wanted to get DeRozan going on the offensive end, so give him credit for making an adjustment. "I've got to do a better job of getting DeMar quick, cleaner looks, to get him open a little bit better," Casey said. "We've got to have [DeRozan] playing at a high level to have a chance to win this series. It's up to me and the staff to come up with something." DeRozan also hit 12-of-13 from the line, adding three boards, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers after failing to hit any treys in the first four games of the series. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:05 pm
  • Jeff Green expected to start Wednesday
    Jeff Green is expected to move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against Portland.

    Advice: Blake Griffin (quad) is going to miss the remainder of the postseason for Los Angeles, so the starting four-spot is Green's to lose. He'll be taking on a much larger role on offense with Chris Paul (hand) also done for the year, so he'll be a reasonable guy to consider in DFS with his minutes set to spike to the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:32 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (foot) questionable for Game 5
    Nicolas Batum (left foot strain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Heat.

    Advice: Steve Clifford did say that Batum was feeling better on Tuesday, although they won't make an official decision until closer to Wednesday's tip. He'll likely be a game-time call, but if he's out, Jeremy Lin will be the primary beneficiary while Frank Kaminsky will have another opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:54 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores career-high 30 points
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 30 points against the Clippers during a Game 4 98-84 win on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: Wow. It's the best scoring game of his career for regular season and playoffs. Aminu joined Russell Westbrook and Paul Millsap as the only players with a game of 30-plus points and 10-plus boards this postseason. Coach Terry Stotts has played Aminu at the four a lot in this series and that'll continue for the rest of this round and likely in the next round, assuming they advance. Aminu has played at least 35 minutes in each of three games and is certainly someone to consider the rest of the way for DFS. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:00 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 17 points vs. Blazers
    Jeff Green scored 17 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely headed for a bigger role in Game 5. Chris Paul (hand) won't be playing while Blake Griffin (quad) could miss some action, as well. Green does a lot of scoring in isolation, so he shouldn't be affected negatively with the loss of CP3. He's on the radar as a DFS play. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 pm
  • Marvin Williams doesn't score in 37 minutes
    Marvin Williams missed all five shots from the field and didn't go to the line for a scoreless game against the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He had a nice double-double in Game 3, but he's been terrible in the other three games. In fact, Williams has made just 1-of-22 from the field and missed both free throws to give him a microscopic 4.8 true shooting percentage. The minutes are there, so he's a decent tournament option in DFS. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Luol Deng cools off in a loss to Hornets
    Luol Deng made 4-of-14 from the field for 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: The Hornets did a much better job on Deng to close out on his jumpers. After a monster first quarter on Saturday, Deng has been fairly quiet in the last seven quarters. The Heat might have to get him some new plays to get him open again. Expect him to be closer to his 22.0 points per game average from the first three games for Game 5. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:02 pm
  • Josh Richardson struggles in 31 minutes
    Josh Richardson made 1-of-7 from the field for three points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. In his last five games, Richardson made just 26.4 percent from the field for 5.6 points per game. He is still getting minutes close to 30 as a second-string combo guard. It's still tough to trust Richardson in DFS due to low dimes and a low usage rate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:46 pm
  • Casey suggests change in approach for DeRozan
    Dwane Casey hinted that DeMar DeRozan may have to change his approach vs. the Pacers in Toronto's opening round playoff series.

    Advice: "He may have to be a facilitator," Casey said. "He's our leading scorer, he's gotta take the shots that are there, but in other situations, where they're taking him out, he understand that [he has to] move the ball." Through four games in a 2-2 series, DeRozan is shooting just 21-of-71 (29.6 percent) from the field with 13 assists and 13 turnovers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:17 am
  • Nicolas Batum (ankle) will not play in Game 4
    Nicolas Batum (ankle) will not play in Monday's Game 4 vs. Miami.

    Advice: It would have been an enormous surprise had Batum been able to get back out there after sitting for just a single game, so he'll again be forced to watch from the sidelines. As a result of Batum's absence, the Hornets will stick with the same starting lineup that worked in Game 3. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:16 am
  • Jonas Jerebko double-doubles in Game 4 win
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens heaped praise on Jonas Jerebko prior to Game 4, which he finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: "[Jerebko] plays really, really, hard," Stevens said. "He's got versatility with regard to defensively ... And then his scoring is just a plus. You know, if he scores, he scores; if not, he's still spacing for us." Jerebko more than justified his coach's faith tonight, shooting 6-of-9 with multiple clutch baskets. His move to the starting lineup has benefited Boston in reality, and he's worth considering as a DFS punt-play. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:13 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 23, Warriors lead 3-1
    Klay Thompson buried seven 3-pointers on his way to 23 points in Sunday's 121-94 win over the Rockets, giving the Warriors a 3-1 series lead.

    Advice: The bad news for the Warriors is that Stephen Curry could miss some time due to a sprained knee, but that will open the door for Thompson to have a larger role in the offense. Thompson was 8-of-15 from the field and added five assists, two boards and two steals, and he will look to help the Warriors advance to the second round with a win in Game 5 on Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:00 pm
  • Celtics will start Jerebko and Turner again
    The Celtics will start Evan Turner and Jonas Jerebko again in Game 4 vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: This means that Marcus Smart and Jared Sullinger will come off the bench again. Jerebko scored 11 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes in Game 3 and Turner also played well with 17 points, seven assists and five steals, so it's a no-brainer for the Celtics. Both Jerebko and Turner are solid plays tonight. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:25 pm
  • Batum will not rule himself out for Game 4
    Nicolas Batum (ankle/foot) will not rule himself out for Game 4 on Monday and the Hornets listed him as questionable.

    Advice: He said on Saturday that his sprained left ankle is "surprisingly much better," and added on Sunday that it has continued to improve. Batum will get more treatment around the clock, so we should have an official update at the morning shootaround. If he is able to play, both Frank Kaminsky and Jeremy Lin will lose some appeal in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:55 am
  • Marvin Williams finally shows up
    Marvin Williams snapped out of a putrid slump during a win on Saturday, making 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points with 14 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was 1-of-17 from the field and missed both free throws in the first two games, which gives him an unfathomably bad 5.6 true shooting percentage. However, Williams pulled down a playoff career-high 14 boards and looked better as a small forward on offense. He might be back now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:54 pm
  • Luol Deng scores 19 points in loss
    Luol Deng scored 19 points with eight rebounds, two assists and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was on fire in the first quarter with 14 points in the first six minutes, but didn't do much after that. Credit coach Steve Clifford for coaching up his guys to closing out after the early run. Deng is in a great matchup now, especially with Nicolas Batum (ankle) out. Expect some nice lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:15 pm
  • Paul George scores 19 points in win
    Paul George scored 19 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one turnover and one 3-pointer against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He kept his word to trust his teammates more in this game. George wasn't terrible with efficiency, making 6-of-16 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line in this win. He should be a decent DFS play almost any night, but his price has really been on the rise. It won't be easy for him to match his expectations after Game 1 and 2. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • DeMar DePlorable: DeRozan struggles again
    DeMar DeRozan turned in another dud on Saturday during a Game 4 loss to the Pacers, making 4-of-15 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and six turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't go to the line, so scoring eight points while ending 21 possessions is a disaster. DeRozan has been by far the most disappointing All-Star in the postseason and he is just trying to make plays that are not there at all. Coach Dwane Casey should have cut his minutes in the fourth, but he stuck with him. Even with his price dropping in DFS, you cannot use him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:42 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 17 points in win
    Evan Turner got the start on Friday against the Hawks, scoring 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He played some more minutes at the two with the Celtics going bigger thanks to the output from Jonas Jerebko. Turner's play-making has been a big part of the offense and his defense has vastly improved this season as well. Expect a sizable role the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:40 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko double-doubles in 37 minutes
    Jonas Jerebko double-doubled in 37 minutes against the Hawks on Friday with 11 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played the game of his life and coach Brad Stevens stuck with him. Interestingly, Jerebko was first among the Celtics in net rating in the first two games of this series and he had a team-high plus-14 in plus-minus for this win. There's no doubt Jerebko has earned more run as the Celtics take an offense-first approach to their up-tempo style. He'll be in play as a DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores 17 points vs. Boston
    Kyle Korver fouled out in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble for basically the entire game. Korver was on fire in the fourth quarter to help bring the Hawks back after trailing by 20 in the first half. This was also his second good game in a row with 17 points in Game 2. Fantasy owners can start to have some confidence in using him again. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores just nine points
    J.R. Smith made 3-of-9 from the field for nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He basically had nowhere to go but down after a terrific 21-point, seven-trey outing in Game 2. Smith only attempted five shots from the field in his final three quarters to finish with an uncharacteristic 11.5 usage rate in this game. Smith will be a hit-and-miss scorer in basically every game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Stanley Johnson scored nine points
    Stanley Johnson scored nine points with one rebound in 14 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He got off to a quick start in the first half with all nine points in his eight first-half minutes. Johnson has been in the news for his off-court comments saying he was in LeBron James' head. The rookie was pretty solid yet again tonight and has shown a lot of promise. He's still only a punt in DFS during this series. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 pm
  • Evan Turner getting the start
    Evan Turner will get the start at shooting guard on Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He's logged the vast majority of his minutes at small forward in this series with even the occasional minutes at power forward. The starting lineup of Turner, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson have not played together at all in this series and have played only 33 possessions during the regular season. This is good news for Turner to get a new avenue for minutes at a new position. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:29 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko, Evan Turner will start Friday
    Jonas Jerebko and Evan Turner will start over Jared Sullinger and Marcus Smart against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: The Celtics really need some spacing on their offensive side, so that's why Jerebko is out there. Plus, Sullinger was not good at all in Game 2. Jerebko should get minutes in the upper teens to the low 20s tonight unless he is very hot or cold. He's on the table as a punt in DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:21 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony doesn't show up to seminar
    Carmelo Anthony didn't attend Phil Jackson's two-day seminar of the triangle offense.

    Advice: There are conflicting reports on whether or not the camp was mandatory, and one player even claimed that not everyone on the roster was invited. Regardless, it's not a good look for the franchise and it's no secret that Anthony wasn't happy last week following his meeting with Jackson and it doesn't sound like he's confident in the direction of the franchise. There is going to be a lot of talk this summer about the possibility of Melo waiving his no-trade clause. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 am
  • Jonas Jerebko could start on Friday?
    Jonas Jerebko could enter the starting lineup on Friday for Game 3 vs. the Hawks according to ESPN.

    Advice: "I’m always ready. I don’t care if that’s starting or coming off the bench first or coming off the eighth man, ninth man -- no matter what it is," said Jerebko. "I’m ready for whatever." Head coach Brad Stevens already hinted that a lineup switch could be coming, but hinted that he may need Jerebko's shooting in the second unit if Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) can't play. Even if Jerebko gets the nod with the first unit, he will be hard to trust in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:16 am
  • Klay Thompson shoots 7-of-20 in loss to HOU
    Klay Thompson struggled in Thursday's 97-96 loss to the Rockets, scoring 17 points on 7-of-20 shooting from the field with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: With Stephen Curry (ankle) on the shelf, Thompson's owners were expecting a lot more from him tonight. He missed all seven of his 3-pointers, breaking a streak of 31 playoff games with at least one trey which was the second longest active streak behind Curry (41). Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:02 pm
  • Paul George scores 25 w/ 10 rebounds in loss
    Paul George scored 25 points with 10 rebounds in Thursday's 101-85 loss to the Raptors, adding six assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers are now losing the series 2-1, so Game 4 on Saturday in Indiana is basically a must-win game. As for PG-13, he's feasting against the Raptors and was coming into tonight's game with averages of 30.5 points, 4.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.0 blocks, 2.5 steals and 3.0 3-pointers in the first two games of the series. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:07 pm
  • DeRozan scores 21, TOR leads series 2-1
    DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting in Thursday's 101-85 win over the Pacers, giving the Raptors a 2-1 series lead.

    Advice: Much better. He shot a combined 27.0 percent from the field in the first two games of the series, so Indiana is going to have their hands full if both DeRozan and Kyle Lowry (21 points) start clicking on offense again. DeRozan added three assists, two boards and two steals in 36 minutes and will try to help his team take a commanding series lead with a win in Game 4 on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:41 pm
  • Stevens says he's contemplating lineup change
    Brad Stevens said that he's contemplating making a change to his starting lineup for Game 3 on Friday, but he's not yet made a final decision.

    Advice: Evan Turner has supplanted Jared Sullinger in the starting five to begin the second half of both Game 1 and Game 2, so if Stevens does end up going through with the change, Turner for Sullinger will be the likely switch. Sullinger has struggled in a big way during Boston's first-round series, and a move to the bench won't do his fantasy value any favors. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggling vs. Clippers
    Al-Farouq Aminu shot 4-of-13 on Wednesday, including 1-of-7 from downtown, to finish with nine points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu is now 3-of-15 from deep in the series and most of his misses are of the wide-open variety. He was a combined 18-of-36 from deep in the final seven games of the regular season, and Portland needs him defensively, so there's no reason to think his role will shrink in Game 3. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • J.R. Smith w/ seven of Cavs record 20 triples
    J.R. Smith drained seven 3-pointers en route to 21 points on Wednesday, as the Cavs earned a 2-0 series lead vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Smith added five rebounds and his quick-trigger perimeter shooting repeatedly took the wind out of the Pistons' sails tonight. The Cavs poured in 20-of-38 triples tonight, setting a franchise playoff record and tying the NBA playoff record, a barrage that turned a tight game at halftime in a rout by the fourth quarter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Marvin Williams goes 0-of-10 in scoreless dud
    Marvin Williams failed to score in 29 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 0-of-10 from the field with six rebounds, and he's now a combined 1-of-17 from the field through two playoff games.

    Advice: Charlotte relied heavily on 3-point shooting this season but they were just 1-of-16 beyond the arc tonight -- it's not a coincidence that Miami allowed the third-fewest 3-point makes this season. Williams has had two nightmare games to open the playoffs and he'll need to start knocking down shots for Charlotte to erase their 2-0 series deficit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:58 pm
  • Luol Deng stays hot, helps Heat take 2-0 lead
    Luol Deng followed up a huge Game 1 with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Wednesday, as the Heat won their 13th straight first-round playoff game at home.

    Advice: Deng made 11-of-13 shots on Sunday and was a focus for the Hornets' defense tonight, but it hardly mattered as he still made 6-of-11 field goals. The Heat set a franchise postseason record with a 72-point first half and they continue to thrive offensively in a smaller lineup with Deng at PF. With two days of rest before Game 3, Miami will be well-rested when they try to put the series in a stranglehold on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Josh Richardson snaps slump, scores 15 points
    Josh Richardson finished Game 2 with 15 points in 31 minutes off Miami's bench, making 5-of-9 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: The Heat have now won six consecutive playoff games vs. the Hornets. They made their final 10 field goals of the second quarter tonight, scoring a franchise playoff-record 43 points in the frame, and Richardson's contributions bode well going forward -- the rookie came in shooting a mere 24.2 percent in his previous six games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:53 pm
  • Van Gundy praises Stanley Johnson's defense
    Stan Van Gundy praised Stanley Johnson's effort on the defensive end during a recent interview.

    Advice: "Where he has his best chance at excellence, greatness, is on the defensive end," said Van Gundy. "He’s got really quick feet, great strength and can guard multiple positions — can probably guard one through four, which makes him a very valuable and unique guy." Johnson displayed some solid defense in his 16 minutes of action during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Cavs, and that solid defensive effort likely earned him some more minutes for Game 2. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:22 am
  • Evan Turner starts 3Q, scores 12 points
    Evan Turner started the third quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Hawks, finishing with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: The versatile forward also dished out three assists with five boards and one block, and this was the second game in a row that he started the second half. Turner played 33 minutes tonight after playing 34 minutes in Game 1, so he's going to play a massive role in this series with Avery Bradley (hamstring) considered doubtful to play in round one. He's worth starting in all formats right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Kyle Korver looks great in win Tuesday
    Kyle Korver looked great in Tuesday's win over Boston, scoring 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, this is the same player that scored two points on 1-of-10 shooting in Game 1. Korver looked like a new man tonight and the Celtics didn't have an answer for him with Avery Bradley (hamstring) on the shelf. Korver was held to single-digit points in his previous four games, so it's important not to overreact to this line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:51 pm
  • Turner starts 3rd quarter, Sullinger to bench
    Evan Turner started the third quarter of Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks in place of Jared Sullinger.

    Advice: Turner started the third quarter of Game 1 as well (in place of Amir Johnson), and coach Brad Stevens must be thinking that he has to play more small ball if his team will have a chance in this series. Turner had 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block in Game 1 and looks great tonight as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:30 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan not worried about slump
    DeMar DeRozan isn't worried about his current shooting slump.

    Advice: DeRozan didn't play in the fourth quarter of Monday's Game 2 win and is now shooting 10-for-37 in the first two games of the series. "I feel like it's nothing to be frustrated about," DeRozan said. "I don't mind the bad shooting nights. I don't think it's the end of the world." While DeRozan has struggled to start the playoffs, it shouldn't affect his playing time going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:44 am
  • Evan Turner not sure on Celtics future
    Evan Turner said he's not sure what will happen when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: Turner has resurrected his game in Boston, but isn't sure if he'll be there beyond the 2015-16 season. "If we were playing for free and everything, I would for sure want to be here long term," Turner said. "At the same time, you have to do what's best for your career and family." Turner is in for a bigger payday this summer after averaging 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.0 steals off the Celtics bench and is in for a bigger role now that Avery Bradley (hamstring) is likely out for Round 1 of the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:23 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 34; Curry-less Dubs win
    Klay Thompson matched his playoff career-high 34 points during a 115-106 win over the Rockets on Monday, adding three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Who needs Stephen Curry (ankle) anyway? Thompson made 15 free throws in this win, which is the most he's had in any NBA game. He was really good off the dribble in this game as more of a play-maker for the Warriors. If Curry isn't ready to play on Thursday, Thompson will get another big chance to produce. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:02 pm
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