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  • DeJuan Blair (personal) out again on Sunday
    DeJuan Blair (personal) will not be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

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

    Advice: Ellis doesn't have a timetable to return, meaning Jefferson could get some decent run down the stretch for the Mavericks. In 11 previous starts this season Jefferson has posted averages of 10.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.8 3-pointers, so he is certainly worth a look in most leagues.
    Today, 9:12 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Wizards, but he will not play vs. the Raptors on Monday.

    Advice: Howard isn't cleared to play in back-to-back sets, so there are no surprises here. Howard will be limited to 20 minutes vs. the Wizards, and even though he isn't a must-start player he should be able to produce enough points, boards and blocks to make an impact in most leagues. Just keep in mind that his free throw shooting is a major liability in standard leagues.
    Today, 8:48 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable Sunday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will either play on Sunday vs. the Wizards or Monday vs. the Raptors according to head coach Kevin McHale.

    Advice: Howard will warm up and see how he feels before making a decision, so we should have another update in the next hour. Howard will be limited to 20 minutes if he does play, so most owners should probably keep him on their bench for now. If Howard decides to sit this one out, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will have their hands full in the frontcourt while Trevor Ariza will probably have to play some stretch four as well. Stay tuned.
    Today, 8:25 am
  • David West and Rodney Stuckey will play Sun
    David West (illness) and Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.

    Advice: West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he is good to go and is expected to resume his normal role with the first unit. West can safely be activated in all lineups, while Luis Scola will return to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
    Today, 8:11 am
  • Kris Humphries (groin) will not play Sunday
    Kris Humphries (groin) will not play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and he remains without a timetable to return. Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden will continue to see a few extra minutes off the bench, but both players are not options in standard leagues. Humphries can be dropped everywhere until he is cleared to play.
    Today, 8:06 am
  • Enes Kanter has no regrets about comments
    Enes Kanter said after Saturday's loss to the Jazz that he has no regrets over his comments about his former team.

    Advice: "No, if I was to take back, I would just say it, right? That’s how I felt and I’m not taking nothing back," Kanter said. "I still care about them, I still care about a few of my teammates." Head coach Scott Brook wasn't happy with Kanter's attitude during the introductions when he seemingly kept edging the crowd on, but Brooks said he would deal with the issue internally. Regardless, Kanter will be eager to move on from this and will look to help the Thunder boost their playoff chances by taking care of business vs. the Suns on Sunday.
    Today, 6:29 am
  • Cameron Bairstow returned to action on Saturday March 28.
    Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores just three points in loss
    Dion Waiters scored just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding two boards, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Advice: This was Hayward's second game back since missing two consecutive games with a shoulder injury, so his owners should give him a pass for the poor shooting. The good news is that Hayward played 38 minutes tonight, and it doesn't appear that he will miss any more action due to his shoulder. Deploy him with confidence.
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • David Lee plays 21 minutes vs. Bucks
    David Lee played 21 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with 12 points, four rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Warriors blew out the Bucks, so Lee didn't play in the fourth quarter. Draymond Green is dealing with some minutes injuries, so he could get another game of rest. Lee won't be worth owning while Dray is active, though.
    Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • J.J. Hickson will draw the start on Saturday
    J.J. Hickson will draw the start vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari is taking the night off in order to get some extra rest, but it's definitely surprising to see the Nuggets go with Hickson over Jusuf Nurkic. Hickson might flirt with a double-double vs. his former team, but he still belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues.
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Marvin Williams scores 17 points in a win
    Marvin Williams played 36 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: His 14 shots from the field are the most he's had all season, so it's abundantly clear the injuries to the forward spots will be resulting in some extra shots from Marvin. He's already hitting two treys per game this month, so if he starts to hit shots on a consistent basis Marvin could be a must-start guy. Give him a look in all standard leagues with his four-game week.
    Yesterday, 6:44 pm
  • Derrick Favors (back) out for Saturday night
    Derrick Favors (back) will not play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He received some treatment on the off chance he'd be ready, so at least the Jazz had some hope he could play. Favors should still be considered a little closer to doubtful to play on Monday. Trevor Booker is worth a look in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 5:03 pm
  • Draymond Green dealing with nagging injuries?
    Coach Steve Kerr said Draymond Green (rest, out Saturday) has been dealing with nagging injuries and the three days off should help.

    Advice: Green has started all 72 games before Saturday and he certainly doesn't play half speed or shy away from contact. Green will have a chance to sit in another game with next weekend's road-road back-to-back as a possible time to do so.
    Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • David Lee will start for Draymond Green
    David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes in his last start and scored 13 points on 4-of-12 from the field, but that was without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. When Lee is with those two in 138 minutes this season, he has a solid 19.4 usage rate, so he should still be able to produce. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights should also play more.
    Yesterday, 4:04 pm
  • Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games dating back to Feb. 20 and maybe he can get back in the rotation. The Wolves are rolling with just eight guys in their rotation and only seven of them are getting consistent double-digit minutes, so Bennett would likely get some run. He can stay on the wire until he's officially a go, though.
    Yesterday, 3:21 pm
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Paul George still not saying positive things
    Paul George (leg) said "everyone has to feel good" and "has to be on the same page" about his return this season.

    Advice: "The last is just doing it consistently and over a long period of time of having great practices," George said. "It’s not about the plays. That’s the last step." This doesn't sound like a guy eager to come back and he's likely going to have a minutes cap when he plays, so it's hard to stash him in almost any league.
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Derrick Favors doubtful to play vs. Thunder
    Derrick Favors (back) is doubtful to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He was having a tough time walking on Friday night and he's likely going to miss more games. With Favors almost certainly out, Trevor Booker figures to benefit most and is a good bet for a double-double. Jeremy Evans and Jack Cooley should also get run. Fantasy owners in do-or-die situations can consider cutting Favors.
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • Enes Kanter says he misses the mountains
    Enes Kanter said on Saturday that the only thing he misses in Utah is the mountains.

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

    Advice: So much for George supposedly playing this week. The Pacers have rightfully been cautious with their franchise player and it's highly doubtful that he takes the court any time soon. At this point in the season, hopeful owners who have stashed George should probably move on.
    Yesterday, 10:20 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • David West (illness) probable for Sunday
    David West (illness) is probable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: West missed Thursday's game vs. the Bucks due to an allergic reaction, but he should be ready to roll in a tough matchup with the Mavericks. Check back after shootaround just to be safe, but West's owners can go ahead and pencil him into lineups. Luis Scola will head back to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Draymond Green (rest) will not play Saturday
    Draymond Green (rest) will not play vs. the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The Warriors are coasting towards the playoffs, and it was inevitable that Green would eventually get a day off. This is a tough blow for owners in the middle of fantasy playoffs, but Green should be good to go vs. Doc Rivers and the Clippers on Tuesday. David Lee will likely draw the start, while Marreese Speights should see more playing time as well.
    Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Doug McDermott (back) will not play Saturday
    Doug McDermott (back) will not play vs. the Knicks on Saturday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: McDermott reportedly had another setback, so he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a consistent part of the rotation anyways, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. We will update his status once we know more.
    Yesterday, 8:55 am
  • Barton double-doubles off the bench
    Will Barton double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and two assists in just 20 minutes.

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

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

    Advice: The Suns did a decent job on defense, but Aldridge was just knocking down contested shots. He made all six shots from the field in the fourth quarter for 15 points in that frame. Aldridge doesn't appear to be bothered by an index finger injury that kept him out of action on Tuesday, so his fantasy owners can keep him locked and loaded for Saturday because coach Terry Stotts isn't a fan of resting players. In his three previous games against the Nuggets, LMA averaged 26.3 points and 3.0 blocks per game, so his owners should have high hopes.
    Friday, 11:44 pm
  • Yet another Millsap making noise for Utah
    Elijah Millsap scored 16 points off the bench in 17 minutes on Friday, hitting 6-of-8 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, three steals and one steal.

    Advice: Millsap also had three turnovers and that might explain the minutes cap, because he's usually in the 30-minute range when the team is banged up. Derrick Favors might miss some time now due to a back injury, and Millsap is worth a look for those seeking money counting stats (3PMs/STLs/BLKs).
    Friday, 11:37 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 12 in 13 minutes
    Gerald Green scored 12 points in 13 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he gave Green some extra run because he needed some shooting in the lineup, but Green looked gassed tonight. He probably didn't help himself much for playing time and Brandon Knight (ankle) should be back soon, so leave him on the wire.
    Friday, 11:24 pm
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Jefferson (back) returns to action on Friday
    Richard Jefferson (back) returned to action on Friday in a seven-minute outing.

    Advice: Jefferson had just one rebound and one assist and he needs to produce before owners should pay him any attention.
    Friday, 11:23 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 18 in 20 minutes
    Dwight Howard played 20 minutes against the Wolves on Friday, making 8-of-9 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: All eight of his makes came off an assist and most of those were as the roll man in a pick-and-roll. Howard is not going to play in back-to-back sets, so he's going to miss either Sunday or Monday. On the nights he plays, he should be worth starting as long as you're fine with him not making free throws.
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points vs. Rockets
    Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points against the Rockets on Friday during a 120-110 loss, adding four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's having a very strong second half and no player has logged more minutes than him since the break. Wiggins has scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 22.6 points, 5.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 treys. He and Nerlens Noel are making it tough on voters for Rookie of the Year.
    Friday, 10:55 pm
  • Pondexter scores 16 points with four threes
    Quincy Pondexter scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and two steals against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are good for a few extra 3PAs for their opponents so nothing really stands out here. If you need the triples, give him a look.
    Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Cousins drops 39 & 20 in loss to Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points on 16-of-28 shooting (7-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: As long as the big man isn't too angry or beat up he might successfully navigate tanking season. Rudy Gay added 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey in the loss.
    Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Derrick Favors (back) could be out Saturday
    Derrick Favors said his back locked up on Friday night and was walking gingerly after the game.

    Advice: It sounds like he's not going to play on Saturday, which just adds to one of the most ridiculous months with respect to injuries. With Favors out, Trevor Booker will get most of his minutes while Jeremy Evans will also likely be in the rotation. Favors' fantasy owners might want to start planning on not having him for a few games.
    Friday, 9:53 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.
    Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Derrick Favors (back spasms) out for game
    Derrick Favors is dealing with back spasms and will not return on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't had any back issues since the 2013-14 season, but that issue did cost him some time. Favors finished with seven points, five boards, one assist and two blocks in 19 minutes. If he needs to miss time, Trevor Booker will get the biggest increase in playing time. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues.
    Friday, 8:06 pm
  • Richard Jefferson will play vs. Spurs
    Updating a previous item, Richard Jefferson (back) will play on Friday.

    Advice: An earlier report had RJ as out, but he'll give it a go. He is not in the rotation every night, so chances are his minutes will be limited tonight. Keep him on the wire.
    Friday, 4:09 pm
  • Richard Jefferson (back) out on Friday night
    Richard Jefferson (back) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

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

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

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

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

    Advice: Blair's role with the Wizards is negligible, so there aren't any fantasy implications with him out. He has no business being owned in any league.
    Friday, 9:25 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.
    Friday, 9:23 am
  • Dwight Howard to see around 20 minutes Friday
    Dwight Howard said he'll have his minutes limit increased to 20 for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: 20 minutes may actually be enough time for Howard to rack up some decent statistics against a weak Minnesota frontcourt, so he's someone to consider deploying as a low-end option in very deep leagues. However, the minutes limit, horrendous free throw shooting, and the fact he'll be sitting out of back-to-back sets makes Howard a tough guy to own in standard leagues.
    Friday, 8:59 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday March 25.
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • David West (illness) out against the Bucks
    David West (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

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

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

    Advice: There's no reason to roster either of these guys in any league, leave them on the wire.
    Thursday, 2:14 pm
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Richard Jefferson (back) questionable Friday
    Richard Jefferson (back spasms) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Jefferson isn't a major rotation player for Dallas, so his absence won't mean much. Expect Al-Farouq Aminu to pick up most of his reserve minutes if he is indeed unavailable, but Aminu can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 12:44 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doesn't practice Thurs
    Kris Humphries (groin) was unable to practice on Thursday.

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

    Advice: There's no reason to think that Dwight won't play Friday after he returned from a two-month absence on Wednesday without experiencing any setbacks. He will however be with a minutes limit, so he's by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 11:44 am
  • Paul George out again vs Bucks on Thursday
    Paul George (leg) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George.
    Thursday, 10:36 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 in start
    Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out.
    Wednesday, 11:53 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now.
    Wednesday, 11:51 pm
  • Elijah Millsap starts for Gordon Hayward
    Elijah Millsap started for Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, eight boards, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Not a terrible line, but not one that will really grab your attention, either. Trey Burke also started and had 22 points, while Joe Ingles came off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-10 shooting. As long as Hayward is out, we're guessing Burke could be the man to own for scoring, while Millsap and Ingles will be better bets for the intangibles. Rodney Hood was also out with an illness, which helped the aforementioned players.
    Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • Will Barton doesn't play in the fourth
    Will Barton did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with six points, five rebounds, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

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

    Advice: Not bad at all, especially considering that owners of Nicolas Batum were tortured by seeing him in street clothes. Aldridge said after the game that his hand is still in pain, but not enough that it will prevent him from playing. Aldridge has truly been a warrior this season, playing through injury after injury.
    Wednesday, 11:13 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins' big line not enough
    Andrew Wiggins hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 27 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Wiggins looks like the Rookie of the Year and might have sewn up the award with tonight's line. He's having a great season and while he's faded at times, looks like he might finish strong. He's played 49 minutes in two straight games.
    Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Dwight Howard plays 16 minutes in return
    Dwight Howard returned from a two-month absence during a win against the Pelicans on Wednesday, playing 16 minutes for four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He was playing four-minute stints and also committed four fouls. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back sets and should have a minutes cap for a few more games. He's not a must-own player due to his awful foul shooting and upcoming DNPs.
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • David West double-doubles vs. Wizards
    David West double-doubled against the Wizards on Wednesday with 10 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

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

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game.
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start vs. Jazz
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday night.

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

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

    Advice: Presumably he could return to action vs. the Hornets on Friday, though his whereabouts aren't of much importance to fantasy owners.
    Wednesday, 3:06 pm
  • Doug McDermott out Wednesday w/ sore back
    Doug McDermott will not play on Wednesday due to back soreness.

    Advice: His absence gives Tom Thibodeau one fewer perimeter shooter to bring off the bench, but it shouldn't have any implications in fantasy leagues. McDermott is averaging under 10 minutes per game since the All-Star break and the waiver wire is his permanent residence.
    Wednesday, 2:38 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening.
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nic Batum are questionable
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) are questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is an improvement here with the pair being listed as doubtful for Tuesday. Aldridge did not play in that game and he's also said he's not looking to rush back, but he certainly could come back tonight or Friday. His fantasy owners shouldn't be too optimistic for his status in a late game. Dorell Wright started on Tuesday, but coach Terry Stotts might play the matchup against Derrick Favors and go with Meyers Leonard in the starting lineup.
    Wednesday, 12:06 pm
  • Kris Humphries (groin) doubtful for Wednesday
    Kris Humphries (groin) is doubtful to play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been on the shelf since Feb. 26 and his recovery has been unusually slow, so we would be surprised if he managed to play tonight. We will know more closer to tip-off, but Humprhies still belongs on the wire in most leagues. Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see a slight uptick in minutes off the bench if Humprhries can't play.
    Wednesday, 10:35 am
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench.
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will start Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will be in the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans according to head coach Kevin McHale, but he will be on a minutes limit.

    Advice: Howard won't see any more than 16 minutes tonight, but after spending the past two months in street clothes, his owners will just be glad to have him back. His owners will probably want to keep Howard on the bench until he gets his legs under him, but he should be able to provide plenty of points, boards and blocks in the near future. Joey Dorsey will return to the bench and shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyway. We will let you know how Superman's knee holds up after the game.
    Wednesday, 10:01 am
  • Will Barton would like to remain a Nugget
    Will Barton is hoping to stick around with the Nuggets beyond this season.

    Advice: "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend Barton a qualifying offer in the summer that estimates to be around $1.1 million, and if he accepts it would make him a restricted free agent. Barton has played well in Denver and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer in just over 26 minutes per game over his last five, making him a viable asset in deeper leagues.
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • Draymond Green two dimes shy of triple-double
    Draymond Green fell two assists shy of a triple-double on Tuesday with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes, helping Golden State earn a 122-108 win in Portland.

    Advice: He made 6-of-10 shots, including one 3-pointer, while blocking three shots with only two turnovers. Green's jack-of-all-trades play has reduced Golden State's highest-paid player to an afterthought -- David Lee, who is making $15 million this season, picked up another DNP-CD tonight. The Warriors have another favorable four-game schedule on tap next week, solidifying Green as an elite weapon during the fantasy playoffs.
    Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates.
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Enes Kanter drops 25 & 16 w/ four assists
    Enes Kanter steamrolled the Lakers on Tuesday, posting 25 points (10-of-15 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 28 minutes.

    Advice: He faced a frontcourt of Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly, so it's not shocking that Kanter scored as though he were the only player on the court. His offensive role is rock solid with both Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant out of commission, and he's making the most of his opportunity -- over OKC's past six games, Kanter is racking up 21.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, while making 56.5 percent FGs and 88.5 percent FTs.
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters stays hot w/ 23 points vs Lakers
    Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win.
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum out Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, and Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright will shift into the starting lineup.

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

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

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

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

    Advice: Both players remain without a firm timetable to return, and belong on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:41 pm
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Dwight Howard (knee) upgraded to questionable
    Updating a previous report, Dwight Howard (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Dwight returning to action on Wednesday, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. He will, however, more than likely have a minutes cap, so owners should not be expected a 20-20 game when he returns to the floor after spending the past two months on the sidelines.
    Tuesday, 1:30 pm
  • Paul George (leg) out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Paul George (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: There's really no telling when, or if, George will be able to return this season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s franchise player, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
    Tuesday, 11:41 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Dwight Howard (knee) could return Wednesday
    Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said he plans to play Dwight Howard (knee) Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Howard said he felt good following Tuesday's practice, and he will talk with the Rockets' medical staff tomorrow to determine his availability. Howard will likely return to the starting lineup, which would send Joey Dorsey back to the bench, and he could cut into the production of Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas. Dwight will more than likely have a minutes cap, so his upside is going to be limited, at least initially.
    Tuesday, 11:02 am
  • Gordon Hayward misses Tuesday practice
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well.
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Frank Vogel says Paul George isn't ready
    In a departure from what team president Larry Bird recently said, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't think Paul George (leg) is ready to return.

    Advice: While Bird had previously said George is cleared to play, Vogel said that George is cleared to practice. "Well, that's what Larry said. Like I said," Vogel told reporters, "there's a lot of layers to it. He's not ready. He hasn't reached our level of what we feel he's ready to play." While the Pacers are hopeful that George will return this season, fantasy owners are better off using a roster spot on a healthy player that can produce right now.
    Tuesday, 8:14 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Adams impressed with Kanter's offense
    Steven Adams said he's been impressed with teammate Enes Kanter's offensive skills.

    Advice: Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Thunder and his recent surge has not been lost on his teammate. "No, not at all," Adams said when asked if he knew that Kanter had this type of offensive skill. "I was like, ‘What? This is surprising.’ But I don’t know. He’s just a lot more comfortable here I think." While it would be nice for Kanter to improve his defensive stats, fantasy owners have to enjoy his nightly potential for a double-double.
    Tuesday, 7:44 am
  • Wiggins scores 22 points in 49 minutes
    Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points on 10-of-19 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Wiggins has been quiet but it's possible he's ready to explode in the fantasy playoffs. If the Wolves continue to have more injured folks than healthy folks, it's almost guaranteed.
    Monday, 8:59 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
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday.
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Cameron Bairstow out on Monday
    Cameron Bairstow (illness) is not available to play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He's actually started a game while the Bulls missed Joakim Noah, so this does have some fantasy implications. Expect more minutes going to Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic to get more run.
    Monday, 3:54 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge has index finger sprain
    LaMarcus Aldridge is dealing with a left index finger sprain and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: The good news is that this isn't another thumb injury for Aldridge. He is still not going to be in a rush to return to the lineup and his owners in weekly leagues should be expecting him to miss at least one game. With LMA out, it'll be Dorell Wright, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland filling in at power forward. C.J. McCollum may also be asked to help Damian Lillard with the scoring.
    Monday, 2:23 pm
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion.
    Monday, 10:48 am
  • Update: Dwight Howard ruled out on Monday
    Updating a previous item, Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday.

    Advice: Howard had been listed as doubtful against the Pacers, but he was never expected to make his return on Monday. It remains possible for Dwight to re-debut on Wednesday against the Pelicans. Joey Dorsey is likely to draw the start at center again in Howard's place, but he's not a fantasy option.
    Mar 23, 9:54 am
  • Pacers going day-by-day with Paul George
    Larry Bird told ESPN that he thinks Paul George (leg) has been cleared to play, but he stopped short of saying George was going to play again this season.

    Advice: He will not play on Monday, and to be clear, Bird wants George to get back out there if he can. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to play. And I don’t want Paul to go out there until he feels comfortable with his conditioning and the way he’s practicing. I’d like to see him do a little bit better." It sounds like a very nebulous situation with lots of moving parts, and nobody is certain what will come next despite everyone doing their best to guess. The Pacers and George are taking this day-by-day, and the sooner everyone else in the world can realize that's how it's going to be—and should be—the better.
    Mar 23, 9:23 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Anthony Bennett's injury now to his leg
    Anthony Bennett (leg) will not play on Monday against the Jazz, and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: This is just a reminder, and Bennett doesn't appear close to any kind of return. He's been out since February 20.
    Mar 23, 9:10 am
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • 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.
    Mar 22, 6:37 pm
  • Will Barton chips in across the board Sunday
    Will Barton had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench vs. Orlando on Sunday.

    Advice: Randy Foye was out with a stomach illness, setting up Barton for a solid game but instead he played only 25 minutes, much of which came during garbage time. He has had a few offensive explosions since the All-Star break and does just enough to hold steady late-round value in most leagues.
    Mar 22, 5:59 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly.
    Mar 22, 5:47 pm
  • Enes Kanter puts up big double-double Sunday
    Enes Kanter got it done on Sunday, scoring a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Kanter was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, and he appears to have found his home in Oklahoma. Kanter's numbers are up across the board since arriving in OKC, as he's averaging 16.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game on an impressive 55.9 percent shooting from the field. He doesn't do a lot aside from score and rebound, but with zero competition for minutes, he'll continue to be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. Keep rolling him out there.
    Mar 22, 4:06 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter starts, plays 38 minutes
    Quincy Pondexter played 38 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, four 3-pointers and three rebounds.

    Advice: He started the first half ahead of Eric Gordon but it was a temporary switch and Gordon will return to the starting five on Wednesday -- he was benched today because he was late to a team meeting. Q-Pon has averaged 30 minutes per game over the past month, but he's only worth using as a 3-point specialist in typical leagues.
    Mar 22, 3:24 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.
    Mar 22, 3:06 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) will play vs. the Heat
    Enes Kanter (ankle) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Kanter was able to go through practice on Saturday and his ankle reportedly responded well, so there is no reason to think that he will have any limitations. With Serge Ibaka ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury, Kanter will be a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Mitch McGary will shift to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
    Mar 22, 10:20 am
  • Magic Johnson praises Draymond Green
    Magic Johnson said that Draymond Green is one of the top 5 all-around players in the NBA.

    Advice: This is a huge compliment from Magic and it speaks volumes about how good Green has been this season. He is boasting averages of 11.8 points, 8.1 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 3-pointers per game, and it's safe to say that he will be an elite asset in fantasy leagues for many years to come. Green can expect a heft paycheck this summer.
    Mar 22, 10:16 am
  • Derrick Favors drops 21 points with 11 boards
    Derrick Favors was outstanding in a loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 21 points with 11 boards in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He also added two assists, two blocks and one steal on the night, while also hitting the first 3-pointer of his career. Favors is on fire and is boasting averages of 17.4 points, 7.0 boards and 2.2 blocks over the past five games, and he is showing no signs of slowing down as we approach the final stretch of the season.
    Mar 21, 10:19 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores eight points
    Arron Afflalo scored eight points on 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with three rebounds, one assist and three fouls.

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

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

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

    Advice: There was some hope he could play, but he'll miss another game. Bennett could get minutes due to how thin the Wolves are, but he can remain on the wire in fantasy leagues until we get a confirmation he'll be ready to go for game action. Plus, he hasn't practiced yet.
    Mar 21, 3:35 pm
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • David West (illness) will play on Saturday
    David West (illness) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an illness on Friday and could not return. West should be right back to around 30 minutes per game tonight, but there's a little risk to using him because he was questionable to play today. He has been struggling mightily lately but he's still worth starting in all standard leagues.
    Mar 21, 2:32 pm
  • Vogel: Paul George doesn't have timetable
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Paul George (leg) doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: This contradicts a report from's Brian Windhorst from Friday saying George could return in the next week. However, Windhorst has been very credible and cited multiple sources, so Vogel saying George doesn't have a timetable holds a little less weight than Windhorst's report because teams aren't obligated to disclose timetables. All that said, George isn't a great player to stash in most leagues.
    Mar 21, 2:28 pm
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Anthony Bennett has chance to play Sunday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) is questionable to play on Sunday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been out for over one month with his leg injury and there's been little talk of him making progress. The Wolves need big men as bad as any team right now, so Bennett would get minutes if he's healthy. Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger would lose some playing time. Leave Bennett on the wire until we get a more encouraging update.
    Mar 21, 12:11 pm
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Enes Kanter has a chance to play Sunday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) was moving around at practice on Saturday and has a chance to play against the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Well, this would be a welcomed sight. The Thunder lost Nick Collison (ankle) for 10 days, so they're down to just two healthy big men in Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. If Kanter can't give it a go, OKC will use a number of smaller lineups because of McGary being out of place so often on defense. Perry Jones may get some run at power forward, but the main beneficiaries will be Adams, Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook might score 50, of course. Kanter is worth stashing with Kevin Durant (foot) out indefinitely.
    Mar 21, 11:15 am
  • Paul George (leg) will not return on Saturday
    Paul George (leg) will not make his anticipated return on Saturday vs. the Nets, but the Pacers are expected to update his status on Monday.

    Advice: The Pacers have yet to put a timetable on his return, but multiple sources said that he could play as soon as next week. This would mean that George can now be considered questionable for Monday's game vs. Rockets, but his owners shouldn't get their hopes up. Even if George can return, the Pacers are going to proceed with extreme caution, and it's hard to imagine him having a substantial role right out of the gate. If you have some dead weight on your roster and you are advancing comfortably in fantasy playoffs, feel free to give him a look. However, owners should keep their expectations really low considering how long he has been on the shelf. Expect another update on Monday morning.
    Mar 21, 6:09 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Pondexter scores 15 points with three treys
    Quincy Pondexter scored 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: Pondexter has been a late-round value the past two weeks and that's a high water mark for him. If the Pelicans continue to experience multiple injuries, he could be worth a look in 12-14 team leagues.
    Mar 21, 12:42 am
  • Waiters scores season-high 26 points vs. ATL
    Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

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

    Advice: If Barton can rack up the money stats like this on bad nights he'll be set, and he's still pushing top-70 value this past week despite two low-minute outings in a row. He'll probably need some injuries ahead of him to feel good about his role, but consistency isn't an issue as he has been a top 90-100 player for 16 games now.
    Mar 20, 10:21 pm
  • Arron Afflalo has a bad night in Orlando
    Arron Afflalo didn't play well against one of his former teams in Orlando on Friday with seven points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

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

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

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

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports both internally and in the press about his status, so we're simply calling him questionable and we'll let you know when we have clarity. We know he is on the court and working out. Stay tuned.
    Mar 20, 5:11 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play on Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Cousins dropped 20 points and 14 rebounds in his last outing against the Hornets, so make sure he's on your active roster. Those that swooped up Jason Thompson under the assumption that Cousins would be out tonight should look elsewhere for production.
    Mar 20, 4:47 pm
  • Report: Paul George targeting return this week
    Paul George is targeting a season debut this week and could debut as soon as Saturday against the Nets, according to Brian Windhorst of

    Advice: This comes as a surprise with George having a little limp at practice earlier this week. Even if he does return, the Pacers are likely going to handle him with kid gloves and put a minutes cap on him. The Pacers have lost three in a row and have suddenly dropped to the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. If you want to pick him up, make sure you keep your expectations low. He's far from a must-stash player.
    Mar 20, 3:26 pm
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • 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.
    Mar 20, 11:49 am
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) out Friday vs. the Hawks
    Enes Kanter (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Kanter, Serge Ibaka (knee), and Kevin Durant (foot) all out tonight, Russell Westbrook is going to be ridiculous. With regards to the frontcourt, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary will all be in line for extended minutes, with Adams offering the most upside out of the group. McGary will be an intriguing name to monitor, but after Scott Brooks limited him to just six minutes during his Wednesday’s game, he remains a very risky option in daily leagues. We'll consider Kanter questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami.
    Mar 20, 9:51 am
  • Will Barton slows down on Thursday
    Will Barton scored just three points with five rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on 1-of-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's two really bad games in a row following his 1-of-5 from the field on Monday. Barton had a 25-point game on Sunday and his value is going to be a roller coaster going forward. The Nuggets are on the second half of a road-road back-to-back on Friday, so maybe the front offices rests guys again like they did on Monday. He's not a must-own player, but there is some reward to go with the risk, obviously.
    Mar 19, 8:35 pm
  • Bennet (ankle), Hummel (hand) out Thursday
    Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Robbie Hummel (hand) have been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Timberwolves will enter Thursday's game with just eight healthy bodies on the roster. Bennett hasn't played since Feb. 20, and remains without an official timetable to return. Hummel has been out since Jan. 25, and he too has no clear return date. Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Gorgui Dieng, and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes tonight in a game that both teams would prefer to lose. Get ready for some very ugly basketball.
    Mar 19, 3:46 pm
    1:00 pm @ NO
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) misses practice Thursday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Scott Brooks said if there were a game today, Kanter would not suit up.

    Advice: We'll be considering Kanter questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks, and if he's unable to go, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary would get all the run they can handle. Owners can expect to get another update on Kanter's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
    Mar 19, 11:14 am
  • Paul George aims to play for Team USA
    Paul George (leg) said he's aiming to take part in Team USA's training camp this summer.

    Advice: While his return is still uncertain for the 2014-15 season, George said he's "in" for Team USA's camp in August. "The day it happened," George said in reference to his injury suffered with Team USA in the summer of 2014, "right after, I told them I looked forward to continuing on with USA basketball." Fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave George on waivers, but it's good to hear that he's feeling healthy enough to be planning ahead for August.
    Mar 19, 9:35 am
    4:00 pm vs Dal
  • Andrew Wiggins plans on staying in Minnesota
    Andrew Wiggins said he doesn't plan on leaving the Timberwolves for a very long time.

    Advice: When asked if he'd be interested in signing with his hometown Raptors once his contract with Minnesota is over, Wiggins said, "I love Minnesota. They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there a very, very, very long time." While anything can happen over the next four years, the soon-to-be Rookie of the Year is averaging 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks on the season and is a must-start in all fantasy leagues right now.
    Mar 19, 7:48 am
  • David Lee gets a DNP-CD on Wednesday
    David Lee was a DNP-CD on Wednesday and coach Steve Kerr said he went with James Michael McAdoo because of the matchup.

    Advice: Lee's backups just keep outplaying him. When he was the No. 1 guy, Draymond Green passed him on the depth chart and now that he's No. 2 we've seen McAdoo get in the rotation before him. He's one of the most overpaid players in the NBA on the league's best team. Lee can be dropped in most leagues even though he probably won't get DNPs the rest of the way. He has the highest salary on the team.
    Mar 18, 11:13 pm
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