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  • Stephen Curry jukes Chris Paul, goes viral
    Stephen Curry finished Tuesday's victory in L.A. with 27 points, four 3-pointers, four assists, one steal and one ankle-breaking move against Chris Paul.

    Advice: This is a somewhat pedestrian line for Steph, who is one of the leading MVP candidates. We just needed an excuse to proliferate his ridiculous juke-move in the second quarter, which sent elite defender CP3 sprawling onto his backside while Curry sank a jumper from the corner. Follow the link below, and enjoy.
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 27 pts w/ full line in loss
    Chris Paul scored 27 points in a losing effort vs. the Warriors in L.A on Tuesday, finishing with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, nine assists and one steal.

    Advice: CP3 has been a top-5 fantasy value by virtually any metric this season -- 8-cat or 9-cat, per-game or cumulative. He rivals Kawhi Leonard as one of the game's deadliest mid-range shooters and his 10.3 ppg off pull-up jumpers are tops in the NBA, far ahead of Mo Williams (8.9), Stephen Curry (8.6) and Russell Westbrook (8.4). He also leads the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (4.1) and will be a fixture on plenty of championship-winning fantasy teams this season.
    Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Dwyane Wade shoots 6-of-20 in loss to Spurs
    Dwyane Wade (left knee) played 34 minutes on Tuesday, posting 15 points, five rebounds and one assist while shooting a mere 6-of-20 from the field.

    Advice: Erik Spoelstra suggested before the game that Miami isn't worried about Wade's knee -- Kawhi Leonard's defense deserves much credit tonight, but Wade was clearly laboring. A lingering injury led to his knee being drained this weekend and we'd likely see him on the sidelines if Miami's hold on the playoffs weren't so precarious. We'll leave him off the injury report but cautious owners should double-check Wade's status prior to Thursday's game in Cleveland.
    Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Tony Parker notches 16 points on 7-of-12 FGs
    Tony Parker had 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting during Tuesday's road win in Miami, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal with four turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: In the process, Parker became only the 17th player in NBA history to play at least 1,000 games with the same franchise. His minutes are routinely being limited to the 25-28 range, which is holding him to mid-round value while helping to avoid the dreaded DNP-CD -- it's a trade-off most fantasy owners will happily accept.
    Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • C.J. Watson w/ 13 points, six rebs, six asts
    C.J. Watson helped Indiana erase a big first-quarter deficit on Tuesday with 13 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: C.J. Miles exited after six minutes with a sprained ankle which could swell up overnight, jeopardizing his status for Wednesday's game. The importance of that game may be enough to keep Miles on the court, but if he does sit out expect Rodney Stuckey to start with more minutes and offensive touches also available for Watson and Solomon Hill.
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) shoots 1-of-8 vs. Nets
    Rodney Stuckey (sore right wrist) notched four points (1-of-8 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) with two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes on Tuesday, and he started the second half in place of C.J. Miles (sprained ankle).

    Advice: Stuckey recently came back from a calf injury and he's perpetually banged up, but the Pacers are scrapping for a playoff spot so it's not surprising that he'd play at less than 100 percent. His potential for offensive eruptions makes him a tantalizing fantasy option, especially if he starts on Wednesday, though he's been reduced to late-round value over the past 12 games with averages of 14.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 0.8 steals.
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • George Hill's game-high 28 pts aren't enough
    George Hill scored a game-high 28 points in Brooklyn on Tuesday, making 10-of-17 shots with four 3-pointers, six boards, three assists and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers' playoff chances took a big hit with tonight's 106-111 loss to the Nets, as they're now 1.5 games behind Brooklyn for the East's final playoff spot. Hill's fantasy owners might not care, however, as he's caught fire recently with five-game averages of 23.0 points, 2.8 triples, 5.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks. That's even sweeter for owners who suffered through his interminable absence to begin the season.
    Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Deron Williams (illness) logs 30 minutes Tues
    Deron Williams (illness) logged 30 minutes on Tuesday and had 11 points, one 3-pointer six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a home win vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Williams missed Monday's practice but he recovered quickly enough to help Brooklyn earn their fourth straight victory, boosting them back into the No. 8 seed with a half-game lead over the Celtics. He got off to a torrid start and could have had an even bigger game if it weren't for persistent foul trouble. It's safe to keep D-Will locked into your active lineups.
    Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Jeff Teague quiet in 24 minutes on Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) started Tuesday's game as usual, finishing a road loss in Detroit with nine points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, four assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Teague's recent ankle injury didn't seem to bother him but owners can still anticipate a few more DNP-CDs down the stretch. The Hawks have clinched the Eastern Conference and Teague takes plenty of abuse, ranking fourth in the NBA in total drives (747), so additional rest makes sense for a variety of reasons. Plan accordingly.
    Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • John Lucas III scores 15 pts in expanded role
    Pistons PG John Lucas III stepped up in 22 minutes off the bench Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-11 field goals with three assists and two steals.

    Advice: Lucas also made one 3-pointer, taking full advantage of extra playing time with Reggie Jackson under the weather and Spencer Dinwiddie leaving early with a sprained ankle. Lucas has been nowhere near fantasy relevance since coming to Detroit but that could chance if R-Jax and Dinwiddie both sit out Wednesday's game. Stay tuned.
    Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) won't return Tues
    Spencer Dinwiddie (sprained left ankle) will not return on Tuesday.

    Advice: He rolled his ankle in the first half and his absence leaves Detroit very thin at PG, as Reggie Jackson is battling an illness and John Lucas III has barely played recently. Dinwiddie has averaged 16.5 minutes over Detroit's previous 10 games, playing time that will shift to Lucas if he can't suit up for Wednesday's road game in Charlotte.
    Yesterday, 6:16 pm
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Spencer Dinwiddie exits after rolling ankle
    Spencer Dinwiddie rolled his ankle during Sunday's game, leaving him questionable to return.

    Advice: He stayed down for quite a while before heading into Detroit's locker room. If the Pistons' rookie can't return, John Lucas III should emerge as Reggie Jackson's primary backup at PG.
    Yesterday, 5:11 pm
    4:00 pm @ Cha
  • Spoelstra not worried about Wade's knee
    Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he was not concerned about Dwyane Wade's knee.

    Advice: Spoelstra added that Wade is past last week's issue, and he seems relatively fine. Wade will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs, and with Luol Deng (knee) out, he's going to be asked to do more on offense. He's coming off a 40-point performance from Sunday, so owners should feel confident plugging him into their active roster despite tonight's tough matchup against San Antonio.
    Yesterday, 3:56 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) will play Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (wrist) will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Stuckey will draw a very favorable matchup against the Nets tonight, so make sure you have him on your active roster. C.J. Waton's value takes a hit with Stuckey active.
    Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • No Rest: ATL goes with regular starters Tues
    The Hawks will go with their regular starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Shelvin Mack under the assumption that Jeff Teague would be rested for this one should probably look elsewhere for production. It'll be Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap, and Al Horford in the starting lineup tonight, so go ahead and get those guys active.
    Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • POR views Tim Frazier as a long-term option
    Trail Blazers' head coach Terry Stotts said he expects Tim Frazier to play for their Summer League team, and he will be invited to participate in training camp next season.

    Advice: The Blazers signed Frazier for the remainder of the season on Monday, but it looks like they view him as a potential long-term answer for their backup point guard spot. Steve Blake has a player option for next season, so if he elects to opt out of his contract to explore free agency, Frazier will likely be the guy that takes his spot as Damian Lillard’s primary backup. However, he's currently the third-string PG in Portland, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Rubio (ankle), Garnett (illness) doubtful Wed
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (illness) are doubtful to play Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: The Wolves are playing for draft picks, so it's extremely unlikely we'll see either Rubio or Garnett in uniform on Wednesday. Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will be forced into heavy minutes with the Minnesota backcourt banged up, while Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne will be the few healthy frontcourt options for the Wolves.
    Yesterday, 1:20 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) practices in full Tuesday
    J.J. Barea (ankle) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder, and if he is able to return to the lineup, Raymond Felton will likely fall out of the rotation. Devin Harris and Rajon Rondo would also likely lose some minutes upon Barea's return.
    Yesterday, 12:34 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Monta Ellis (calf) could play Wednesday
    Monta Ellis (calf) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that there's a good chance Ellis will be able to play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: "Nothing's for sure tomorrow, but it looks promising," said Carlisle of Ellis potentially playing on Wednesday. If Ellis is indeed able to return on Wednesday, he will have only spent a mere one-game on the sidelines. His return to action will push Richard Jefferson back to the bench and irrelevancy in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Ellis' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned.
    Yesterday, 12:29 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Will Bynum goes through first practice w/ WAS
    Will Bynum went through his first full practice with the Wizards on Tuesday, and head coach Randy Wittman said that he looked good.

    Advice: Bynum only managed to get on the court for three minutes during his first game with the Wizards, and he's currently behind John Wall and Ramon Sessions in the rotation. He's basically an emergency depth guy for Washington, so as long as Wall and Sessions are healthy, Bynum belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Monty Williams says Holiday close to a return
    Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said on Tuesday that Jrue Holiday (leg) is getting close to making a return to the court.

    Advice: While Williams continues to hint at Holiday being close to a return, he still has not been able to go through a full practice, so it's extremely unlikely he'll be ready to go for Wednesday's game against the Lakers. He'll also be with a minutes limit upon his return, so this is a situation that should be avoided in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) doesn't practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Temple has been sidelined since March 9, has not been able to practice, and remains without a clear timetable to return. We're going to consider him very doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:09 am
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Derrick Rose goes through scrimmage
    Derrick Rose (knee) participated in some five-on-five scrimmages on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose looked good and added that he's "in a good place" with rehab. While Rose could see game action before the end of the season, he's still likely to see some DNPs in that case and is tough to recommend as an add in standard fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks owners will want to keep a close eye on this situation as he's due to lose value if and when Rose is on the court.
    Yesterday, 10:21 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Deron Williams set to play Tuesday vs Pacers
    Deron Williams (illness) will play against the Pacers on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is good news for fantasy owners after Williams missed practice on Monday and he can now be slotted into lineups for Tuesday. Jarrett Jack will continue to serve as Williams' backup and is no longer a potential spot-start option on Tuesday.
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Patrick Beverley undergoes successful surgery
    Patrick Beverley had surgery on his left wrist on Tuesday and the surgery has been deemed a success.

    Advice: Beverley will be in a cast for the next 10 weeks and will need four months of recovery. While the Rockets have Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni, and Nick Johnson to fill in for Beverley, none are a fantasy option outside of the deepest of leagues. James Harden will have to carry even more of the load for the Rockets for the rest of the season and will have a good chance to bolster his case for MVP.
    Yesterday, 9:21 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Trail Blazers sign G Tim Frazier
    Trail Blazers sign G Tim Frazier.

    Advice: Currently a D-League MVP candidate, Frazier will now join the Blazers for the rest of the season. While he's been fantastic in the D-League, the 24-year-old will be the Blazers' third point guard behind Damian Lillard and Steve Blake and can be safely left on the waiver wire.
    Yesterday, 8:48 am
  • Deron Williams present at Nets shootaround
    Deron Williams (illness) was present at shootaround on Tuesday.

    Advice: Williams missed practice on Monday, so it's good news to see him able to go through shootaround before Tuesday's game against the Pacers. We'll update this status closer to game-time, but Jarrett Jack would be in line for a spot-start and would make for a solid fantasy play if Williams is unable to go.
    Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Alexey Shved open to re-signing with Knicks
    Alexey Shved (ribs) is open to re-signing with the Knicks after the 2014-15 season, according to sources.

    Advice: According to those same sources, Shved loves playing for Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and is open to returning to the Knicks when he becomes and unrestricted free agent after the summer. Shved played some of the best basketball of his career with the Knicks in March and 16.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.4 blocks, and 1.9 three-pointers during the month. The 26-year-old can be dropped in all fantasy leagues as there's a good chance he won't play again this season, but he's a player fantasy owners should keep in mind for the 2015-16 season.
    Yesterday, 7:55 am
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Damian Lillard turns it around vs. Suns
    Damian Lillard ended his brief slump on Monday against the Suns, making 7-of-14 from the field for 19 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had two really bad games over the weekend, but it was just a matter of time before he picked it up. Lillard and the Blazers get a huge matchup against the Clippers on Wednesday, which could be a preview of a first-round playoff series. Lillard also has two more games after that, so he should be a huge help to his fantasy owners.
    Monday, 11:10 pm
  • Brown posts nice money counters on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, six assists, one steal and two blocks over 30 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brown has stealthily posted top 80-90 value over the last two weeks by hitting 52 percent of his shots while averaging 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. If you need help in the latter two categories, he's well worth a look as long as Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin remain out.
    Monday, 11:07 pm
  • Jeff Teague returns, scores eight
    Jeff Teague had a sub-par return from an ankle sprain in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Monday, making 2-of-8 from the field for eight points with four rebounds, nine assists, two 3-pointers and five turnovers.

    Advice: He is almost certainly going to rest on Tuesday, so his fantasy owners should plan for him not to play. Dennis Schroder (toe) is also out, so Shelvin Mack should see significant minutes. Teague isn't must-own player with all the games he's going to miss moving forward.
    Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Clarkson scores 26 points with 11 assists
    Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting (0-for-2 from deep, 8-of-10 from the line) with six rebounds, 11 assists and three steals in 44 minutes on Monday against the Sixers.

    Advice: Clarkson is the Lakers' most consistent asset right now and he's a must-start player going forward.
    Monday, 10:01 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas plays 22 minutes vs. Hornets
    Isaiah Thomas played 22 minutes against the Hornets on Monday during a 116-104 win with 10 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: He hasn't been the same player since returning from injury, making just 31.7 percent from the field. Thomas also hasn't played more than 26 minutes in a game since the injury. Thomas was posting some early-round value in his first two weeks with Boston, so his fantasy owners have to cut him slack. Start him against the Pacers on Wednesday.
    Monday, 9:08 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out for Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful, but the Minnesota Injury Decoder Ring™ indicated he had no chance to play tonight. Zach LaVine should be owned in all leagues while Lorenzo Brown should get big minutes. We're just kidding on the trademark, of course.
    Monday, 3:49 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Jeff Teague will start against the Bucks
    Jeff Teague will start against the Bucks on Monday night.

    Advice: He is almost a lock to sit tomorrow on the road, but it's great to see he's back for tonight. Teague is going to sit multiple games going forward, so Dennis Schroder should be owned in all leagues.
    Monday, 3:48 pm
  • Blazers planning to sign Tim Frazier
    The Blazers are planning to sign Tim Frazier for the rest of the season.

    Advice: He flopped with the 76ers, but Frazier has been great down in the D-League. He's won D-League Player of the Week three times this season, averaging 16.1 points, 7.1 boards, 9.5 dimes and 1.7 steals in 41 games. The Blazers are healthy in the backcourt and coach Terry Stotts has been against rest, so Frazier won't be needed off the bat. He's the third PG behind Steve Blake.
    Monday, 2:14 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful to play Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: There was some optimism on Rubio on Sunday, but the Wolves have changed their tune today. With Rubio likely out, Zach LaVine will start at point guard with Lorenzo Brown likely joining him in the backcourt. LaVine is worth owning in all leagues, Brown is worth a flier in deep leagues and Rubio can be cut in most formats.
    Monday, 11:06 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) questionable Tuesday
    Rodney Stuckey (wrist) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Stuckey logged 30 minutes in Sunday's win over the Mavs while coming off a calf injury, but apparently he managed to add another injury in the process. If he's forced to sit out, C.J. Miles and C.J. Watson would both be the most direct beneficiaries.
    Monday, 10:57 am
  • Derrick Rose takes full contact in practice
    Derrick Rose (knee surgery) took full contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: It's a great sign for Rose and his eventual return this season. He took part in a full contact 4-on-4 scrimmage, and Tom Thibodeau said Rose looked winded afterward, but otherwise reported no ill effects. Rose previously said it would take him a week or two to get back into game action after being cleared for contact, so owners looking to stash him will want to think long and hard about all the DNPs he still has left to rack up. The Bulls play just three times in each of the next two weeks. Aaron Brooks owners: Take notice.
    Monday, 10:39 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Report: Beverley to have surgery, end season
    Updating a previous item, Patrick Beverley has decided to have wrist surgery, and the procedure will end his season, a source told the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: It's a devastating blow to the Rockets as the team is paper-thin at point guard behind him. Rookie Nick Johnson and veterans Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will look to fill the void, but none are real options for owners who have lost Beverley. MVP candidate James Harden will have even more to do as the Rockets close out the season in preparation for the playoffs.
    Monday, 10:34 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Deron Williams (illness) skips practice Mon.
    Deron Williams (illness) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Williams was sick before Sunday's game against the Lakers, but he still managed to play and score 13 points, hand out nine dimes and rip three steals in 34 minutes, so we're not concerned with him missing practice. However, the Nets have a back-to-back against the Pacers and Knicks on Tuesday and Wednesday, so D-Will's owners have to hope he doesn't get any worse.
    Monday, 9:37 am
  • Jeff Teague, starters likely to play Monday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) and the remainder of the Hawks starters are expected to play on Monday against the Bucks.

    Advice: However, "more rest" is expected on Tuesday, and that should have been obvious considering the Hawks have clinched the No. 1 seed and are on a back-to-back set. After Tuesday's road game against the Pistons, the Hawks are off until Saturday, so those relying on Atlanta for fantasy contributions while fighting for their lives may want to look elsewhere.
    Monday, 9:13 am
  • Rubio, Dieng, Martin all questionable Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle), Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) and Kevin Martin (hamstring) are all questionable to play on Monday.

    Advice: The Timberwolves are notoriously terrible with their injury updates, and this doesn't really help owners at all. All three players could very well be facing game-time decisions. If Rubio sits, Zach LaVine will start at point guard, if Dieng doesn't play, Justin Hamilton will likely start at center and if Martin is out, expect Lorenzo Brown to draw another start at shooting guard. As a starter, LaVine is averaging 11.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists, a steal and 0.9 triples on 41 percent shooting.
    Monday, 7:36 am
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Rockets to make decision on Beverley Monday
    The Rockets are expected to make a decision on Patrick Beverley's wrist on Monday.

    Advice: After Kevin McHale said on Sunday that Beverley is unlikely to return this season, we're reading the tea leaves. If Beverley undergoes surgery, he'll be out the rest of the way, leaving Houston with just Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni and Nick Johnson at point guard. With how much James Harden handles the ball, the Rockets will survive offensively, but Beverley's defense can't be replaced.
    Monday, 7:17 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) plays 30 minutes Sunday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) logged 30 minutes during Sunday's much-needed win vs. Dallas, scoring 10 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He wasn't on a minute-limit and is safe to deploy whenever he's healthy, as the Pacers have given him a green-light to shoot with their second unit (he finished 4-of-14 from the field tonight). The second unit has proven to be a strength for Indiana this season -- their bench is averaging 41.0 points per game, second in the NBA behind only the Lakers. Stuckey's return stole some playing time from C.J. Miles (28 minutes), C.J. Watson (24 minutes) and especially Solomon Hill (14 minutes).
    Sunday, 6:34 pm
  • Spurs win, Tony Parker chips in 17 points
    Tony Parker shot 7-of-16 from the field on Sunday to finish with 17 points as the Spurs defeated the visiting Grizzlies 103-89.

    Advice: Parker added one rebound, six assists, one steal and one turnover while playing 35 minutes. His production has been topsy-turvy for the past few weeks but the good news is that he's been impervious to DNP-CDs since the All-Star break, a situation which hopefully won't change during the Spurs' final nine games.
    Sunday, 6:29 pm
  • Celtics' comeback bid falls short vs. Clips
    Isaiah Thomas came off Boston's bench for a team-high 19 points in 26 minutes during Sunday's loss in Boston, adding two 3-pointers, seven assists and two steals without any turnovers.

    Advice: He played 20 minutes and 24 minutes in his first two games back from a hip/back injury, so the increased playing time is encouraging. He did most of his damage at the free throw line tonight, where he shot 9-of-10, and it helps that he was facing the Clippers' suspect second-unit defense for most of the night. Owners can still expect him to carve up the Hornets on Monday.
    Sunday, 6:16 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) takes over w/ 40-point gem
    Dwyane Wade took over Sunday's game while playing through a knee injury, dropping a game-high 40 points on 14-of-27 FGs and 12-of-13 FTs in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: His knee was drained on Saturday but he still suited up for the short-handed Heat, who began Sunday with a one-game cushion for the No. 7 seed. To his fantasy owners' delight, Wade added six boards, four assists and one steal with only one turnover. We're leaving him off the injury report in advance of Tuesday's game, but owners should double-check his status as a precaution.
    Sunday, 5:51 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return on Monday?
    Head coach Flip Saunders is hopeful that Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be able to return on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Rubio has missed eight of the last nine games for the Wolves, so there are certainly no guarantees here. The Wolves are playing for ping pong balls and have no incentive to play Rubio at less than 100 percent, so there is no need for owners to overreact. If Rubio does return he will likely have a minutes limit, so his upside will be capped. Zach LaVine's value would take a hit if Rubio returns, but his owners should stand pat for now.
    Sunday, 3:49 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Lorenzo Brown hands out eight assists vs. NO
    Lorenzo Brown started at PG again on Sunday, finishing a 22-point loss to New Orleans with eight points, three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The Wolves committed five turnovers on their first seven possessions and they can't get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back soon enough -- the good news is that he's questionable to return on Monday. Brown logged 36 minutes tonight and is a decent deep-league source of assists and steals, but the well could dry up whenever Rubio and Kevin Martin (hamstring) return.
    Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • Deron Williams has bounce-back game vs. LAL
    Deron Williams bounced back from Friday's disappointing outing on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting, with nine assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound, three steals, and three turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Lakers are the worst team in the league at defending the point guard position, so if Williams was going to have a bounce-back performance, this was the ideal opportunity. The high minute total would suggest that he's over his illness, so owners can expect him to be a go for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers. Jarret Jack struggled to get off the bench today with Williams playing so well, and only managed seven points, two assists, two rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers through 14 minutes of action.
    Sunday, 3:13 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson posts 18-7-6 line in loss
    Jordan Clarkson looked great during Sunday's loss to the Nets, posting 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting (3-of-4 from the line), seven assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer and two turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Clarkson has really got things rolling during the month of March, posting averages of 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. The Lakers are fully committed to developing him, so he'll continue to log heavy minutes as they close out their regular-season. Keep rolling him out there.
    Sunday, 2:50 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) will play vs. Pistons
    Dwyane Wade (knee) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He just had his knee drained on Saturday, so this is thrilling news for his owners. Wade belongs in all lineups while he is healthy, but his owners will want to keep a close eye on the injury report moving forward. Mario Chalmers' value takes a hit with this news, while Tyler Johnson should see fewer minutes as well.
    Sunday, 2:17 pm
  • McHale not optimistic about Beverley's return
    Kevin McHale said that Patrick Beverley (wrist) probably won't be back this season.

    Advice: While an official decision has not been made on Beverley, this is the first time McHale has spoken with this degree of pessimism, so things really aren't looking good at all for Beverley. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will continue to man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is deserving of a roster spot in standard leagues.
    Sunday, 12:50 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Sunday vs. Pelicans
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He was doubtful heading into this one so there shouldn't be any surprises here, though Flip Saunders said Rubio could return vs. Utah on Monday. Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will get all the run they can handle, with LaVine offering the most upside.
    Sunday, 12:02 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Deron Williams (illness) will play Sunday
    Deron Williams (illness) will play Sunday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Williams struggled badly in his last outing, but he'll look to bounce-back today with a very favorable matchup against the Lakers. Go ahead and get him active, and those that were expecting big minutes for Jarret Jack should probably temper their expectations.
    Sunday, 11:25 am
  • Deron Williams (illness) a game-time decision
    Deron Williams (illness) is a game-time decision vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: He clearly wasn't 100 percent vs. the Cavaliers on Friday and did not participate in practice on Saturday, but the Nets are desperate for a playoff berth and Williams will likely do everything he can to play. If Williams decides to sit this one out Jarrett Jack will see huge minutes and would be a must-start option in all leagues. Expect another update prior to tip-off.
    Sunday, 10:49 am
  • Monta Ellis (calf) will not play vs. Pacers
    Monta Ellis (calf) has officially been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Pacers, and Richard Jefferson will draw the start at shooting guard.

    Advice: Ellis had played in 237 consecutive games before the injury, so it's obviously a huge blow for his owners who are in the middle of fantasy playoffs. Ellis is off crutches, but he is still in a lot of pain and doesn't have a timetable to return. We will update his status once we know more, but the Mavericks will probably proceed with caution. Jefferson is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value, while Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris will likely see a boost in value as well with the added responsibility on offense.
    Sunday, 8:58 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not be able to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Mavericks desperately could have used Barea tonight with Monta Ellis (calf) out of commission, but instead they will have to lean on Rajon Rondo, Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. This will be Barea's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and considering he is still experiencing soreness in his ankle, the Mavericks won't be in a hurry to rush him back.
    Sunday, 8:54 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play on Sunday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) will play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Stuckey is returning from a three-game absence due to a calf strain, so it will be interesting to see how he holds up during the game. He isn't a must-own player by any means, but he is worth a look if you need help in scoring. C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles will lose some touches on offense Sunday, and their owners should expect their value to take a hit.
    Sunday, 8:13 am
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will not play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: Temple still isn't practicing and he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a fantasy asset even when he was healthy, so he belongs on the waiver wire in just about all leagues.
    Sunday, 8:06 am
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Mavericks preparing to be without Monta Ellis
    The Mavericks are preparing for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers with the expectation that Monta Ellis (calf) will not be able to play.

    Advice: "We're going to have to make up for his loss collectively," head coach Rick Carlisle said in regards to replacing Ellis. "You don't lose your best offensive player and have one guy who can step up and make the difference. The whole group's got to step forward. So we got our work cut out for us." Carlisle also said that they won't rush Ellis back from injury, so it's safe to say that he is probably looking at some time on the shelf. Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris will be busy in the backcourt vs. the Pacers, while J.J. Barea (ankle) is also hopeful that he will be able to return from injury Sunday.
    Sunday, 6:40 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Damian Lillard is in a mini slump right now
    Damian Lillard made 4-of-11 from the field for eight points with three boards, 10 assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's in a slump. He made just 4-of-15 from the field on Friday and tonight was just his third game without a trey on the season. On the bright side, the Blazers are on a three-game winning streak. He also had four fouls in a game for just the third time in 2015. His fantasy owners will get a four-game week starting on Monday, assuming they were able to withstand the Lillard drought this week.
    Saturday, 9:44 pm
  • Warriors lock up No. 1 seed in West, win 60th
    Stephen Curry made 8-of-13 from the field with six 3-pointers for 25 points during a 108-95 win in Milwaukee on Saturday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal and six turnovers.

    Advice: He didn't have a great first half and was in foul trouble, but Curry and the Warriors turned it on in the third quarter -- that's been their calling card lately. They won their ninth consecutive game and have clinched the top seed in the Western Conference with their 60th win. Curry has been flat-out ridiculous from deep over his last five, making 5.4 treys per game on 61.4 percent from that range. He has to be the favorite for MVP. Meanwhile it's probably safe to say Steve Kerr made the right call with the Warriors winning their 60th game of the season on the same night the Knicks lost their 60th.
    Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Curry and Klay are good to go
    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are all starting on Saturday.

    Advice: This was as expected with the Warriors not pulling any shady business on resting guys.
    Saturday, 5:14 pm
  • Jeff Teague using biowave on his ankle
    Jeff Teague said on Saturday he's been using biowave on his ankle.

    Advice: The treatment sends an electrical signal to the joint. It's a little discouraging to hear that Teague is having any kind of treatment on his ankle, so he's likely going to miss more games going forward. If you are in desperation mode, Teague isn't a must-own player because the Hawks are going to rest him a lot.
    Saturday, 4:46 pm
  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Garnett are doubtful
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: This is pretty much status quo for Rubio, who hasn't played in any of the previous five games and seven of the last eight. He is basically a shut down candidate and is not worth owning in standard leagues. Zach LaVine is a nice player to own if you're fine with sub-par shooting while Lorenzo Brown is also a low-end add for dimes and steals.
    Saturday, 3:10 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) questionable Sunday
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is questionable to play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He had his knee drained today and the Heat are hopeful to have him for the final 10 games of the season. Still, if he's not ready, they aren't going to play him at much less than 100 percent. His fantasy owners will have to check back for an update and might want to plan for him not being ready to go. Tyler Johnson and Mario Chalmers would get his minutes while Goran Dragic would run the offense.
    Saturday, 3:01 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) will not play against CHA
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference, so expect Teague to take his time. Plus, the Hawks can essentially just use the first round of the playoffs to get back on track because they won't be facing a very good opponent. With Teague out, it'll be Dennis Schroder getting the start. He's worth starting in all leagues tonight in a favorable matchup. Shelvin Mack will also step up.
    Saturday, 11:08 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) questionable Sunday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Stuckey has been in street clothes for the past three games, and the Pacers may continue to err on the side of caution on Sunday. If Stuckey is unable to play, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles will be the primary beneficiaries and would be worth a look in daily leagues. We should have another update after shootaround Sunday.
    Saturday, 10:12 am
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    J.J. Barea (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He has been sidelined for the past three games, but he has already said that he is hopeful to return on Sunday. Barea's presence off the bench would be crucial if Monta Ellis (calf) sits this one out, but he is still only worth a look in deeper leagues. If Barea can't go, expect Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris to log heavy minutes vs. the Pacers.
    Saturday, 9:19 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Monta Ellis (calf) is doubtful to play Sunday
    Monta Ellis (calf) is considered very doubtful to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

    Advice: Ellis has played in 237 consecutive games and is easily one of the most durable players in the NBA, but it is highly unlikely that he plays. Ellis was still using crutches on Saturday and obviously isn't going to practice, but we should have another update after shootaround Sunday. Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris would be extremely busy if Ellis ends up sitting this one out, while the Mavericks are also hoping that J.J. Barea (ankle) will be able to return Sunday. For what it's worth, Ellis won't have an MRI until at least Monday when the team returns to Dallas, and while Carlisle is concerned, he doesn't expect the injury to be too serious.
    Saturday, 9:18 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Deron Williams (illness) misses practice Sat
    Deron Williams (illness) was unable to practice on Saturday, leaving his status up in the air for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Williams was dreadful vs. the Cavaliers on Friday with five points, five assists and five turnovers in just 22 minutes, so this illness probably had something to do with it. If Williams is unable to play, Jarrett Jack would be in line for a huge chunk of minutes and would be a must-start option in all leagues. Expect another update following shootaround on Sunday.
    Saturday, 9:11 am
  • Dwyane Wade has a lot of fluid in his knee
    Dwyane Wade said that he has a lot of fluid in his knee, and he is still scheduled to have it drained on Saturday.

    Advice: "I have a lot of fluid," Wade Said. "In a perfect world I would love to get some fluid out." This obviously isn't thrilling news for the Heat, and given Wade's injury history, it's possible that he ends up missing some time after this procedure. The Heat play the Pistons on Sunday, but Wade's owners should probably have a backup plan ready. If he is unable to play, Mario Chalmers will likely benefit the most, while Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson would get more opportunities on offense as well. We will provide another update as soon as the Heat update Wade's status.
    Saturday, 6:42 am
  • Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson again
    The first thing that head coach Byron Scott noticed in the box score was that Jordan Clarkson finished Friday's game with zero assists, but he still came to the rookie's defense.

    Advice: "That’s something that at a young age, he’s going to have to figure out on the fly," said Scott. "He did get in the paint a few times and finish it off. But guys just didn’t make layups or they got fouled and went to the free throw line. He was still unselfish and doing the right things. It just didn’t show up in the stat sheet." Clarkson has been excellent for the Lakers this season and it looks like he has a bright future in this league, so we would expect for him to get every opportunity to succeed as we close out the season. Keep him active in all lineups.
    Saturday, 6:23 am
  • Dwyane Wade returned to action on Friday March 27.
    Saturday, 12:06 am
  • Monta (calf) left locker room on crutches
    Updating an earlier item, Monta Ellis (calf) left the locker room on crutches and as we passed along earlier he will be evaluated on Saturday.

    Advice: Crutches can be used as a precautionary measure but it's certainly not good to hear. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the league and doesn't miss games, but the Mavs may be able to convince him that it would be necessary in advance of the playoffs. Rajon Rondo (seven points, five boards, five assists, one steal) and Chandler Parsons (nine points, six boards, two assists, three steals, one trey) would be beneficiaries if he misses any time.
    Friday, 11:20 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Curry posts 38 & 10 with eight 3-pointers
    Stephen Curry torched the Grizzlies in an easy road win on Friday, scoring 38 points on 12-of-22 shooting (8-of-12 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: This is just a crippling line if you had to go against Curry this week and right next door Klay Thompson wasn't bad either with 28 points and six treys of his own. Steve Kerr has made a number of overtures to the effect that rest is good, and owners have to hope that this just means they get hit with a game or two of rest and nothing more.
    Friday, 11:04 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown scores six
    Lorenzo Brown scored six points with two rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The minutes and dimes are there, but the scoring isn't just yet. Kevin Martin (hamstrings) appears to be out for a couple more games, so expect Brown to have plenty of minutes headed his way. He'll likely have more offensive responsibility on Sunday. He's only worth a look in 16-team leagues.
    Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 with no dimes
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points during a 94-83 loss to the Raptors on Friday with four rebounds, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't have an assist tonight, but the scoring numbers are there for Clarkson. He's a good bet to lead the team in points going forward and he should add some steals along with a few other stats along the way. He's worth owning in all leagues.
    Friday, 10:22 pm
  • D-Will stars as Johnny 5 in Short Circuit 22
    Deron Williams scored five points with five rebounds, five assists and five turnovers in 22 minutes on Friday as he short-circuited against the Cavs.

    Advice: Jarrett Jack (26 minutes, 16 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals) got the lion's share of minutes tonight but it has been the other way around for a while now. The timeshare between the two players is annoying, but Williams has been hot lately and owners might want to give him another game or two before moving him to their benches.
    Friday, 9:52 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 18 off the bench
    Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points against the Knicks on Friday with one rebound, six assists and two 3-pointers on 4-of-13 from the field.

    Advice: He has struggled since returning from a back injury, but getting 24 minutes tonight is an encouraging sign. Thomas was playing around 30 minutes per game before his injury and posting an elite usage rate, so he should be set for a bigger chance against the Clippers on Sunday.
    Friday, 9:43 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Chris Paul scores an efficient 25 points
    Chris Paul was magnificent against the 76ers during a 119-98 win on Friday with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on 9-of-15 from the field in just 30 minutes.

    Advice: It was all just too easy for CP3 with 19 points coming in the first half. Paul's offensive game is clicking at the right time, averaging 23.8 points, 4.4 boards, 12.0 dimes, 2.2 steals and 1.8 treys on 55.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line in his last five. If CP3 keeps this up, he'll likely be on a lot of fantasy championship teams.
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Monta Ellis dealing with a right calf injury
    Monta Ellis was kneed in the right calf and coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't know what the extent of the injury is.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels in the morning and go from there," Carlisle said. It sounds like he's dealing with a leg contusion, which has occurred an inordinate amount of times this season. Ellis is one of the toughest dudes in the NBA, so he might not need to miss time. If he does, it'll be Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons filling in the most for Monta.
    Friday, 8:16 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Dwyane Wade will have right knee drained
    Dwyane Wade said he will have his right knee drained on Saturday.

    Advice: The Heat will host the Pistons on Sunday and Wade should be considered questionable for that game. If he does miss time, it will likely be Mario Chalmers getting the start with Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic also stepping up. Wade didn't play well on Friday with 13 points, no rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
    Friday, 7:25 pm
  • Monta Ellis suffers lower right leg injury
    Monta Ellis suffered a right leg injury on Friday night and will not return.

    Advice: He was getting looked at on the bench before going to the locker room. It's unknown what the extent of the injury is for Monta, but he's usually very durable and this is a little bit of a surprise to see he's unlikely to return. He may be re-evaluated on Saturday. Ellis left the game with 10 points, two boards, one assist and one steal. With Monta out, expect Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons to step up. There's also been a Raymond Felton sighting tonight.
    Friday, 7:19 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Holiday (leg) to return before season ends?
    Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said that he expects Jrue Holiday (leg) will return before the regular-season ends, but he would not give a specific date.

    Advice: This is an interesting development, however, Jrue has been sidelined since Jan. 12 and he would more than likely be eased back into the rotation when/if he does eventually return. He still has yet to go through a practice with the team, and given the uncertainty of this situation, it's probably best to leave Jrue on the wire in most leagues.
    Friday, 4:52 pm
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out for Friday night
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He has no timetable to return due to his ankle soreness. With Rubio out, Zach LaVine and Lorenzo Brown will get most of the minutes at the guard spots. LaVine could be in for a big night with Pat Beverley (wrist) out.
    Friday, 3:56 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) in the starting lineup
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is in the starting lineup against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Apparently Wade really wants to play on 2 Chainz night in the ATL. He was not expected to play earlier today and skipped shootaround this morning. For what it's worth, Wade was in the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he didn't play in that game. Start him at your own risk in daily leagues.
    Friday, 3:40 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra hinted earlier today that Wade is a little closer to doubtful, so we're cautiously not expecting Wade to suit up tonight. If he is out, Mario Chalmers will likely slide into the starting lineup with Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson also stepping up.
    Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) out Friday vs. CHA
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Temple still hasn't been able to practice, so he doesn't seem close to making a return. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Friday, 2:27 pm
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) still without return date
    Jrue Holiday (leg) still has not been able to practice, and he remains without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to take it slow, don’t want to re-aggravate it. Obviously last time I tried to do a little bit more, it flared up on me," said Holiday. "I think the doctor kind of has a timetable, which they know about. I don’t really know. I don’t ask questions, because I might try to test the waters a little bit too soon. So I just do what they tell me." With just 11 games remaining for the Pelicans, and no clear return date in sight, Holiday belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
    Friday, 10:44 am
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Rose to be cleared for contact next week?
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (knee) will likely be cleared for contact by next week.

    Advice: Rose has been doing some non-contact work for a little over a week now, and he's been making steady progress without experiencing any setbacks, which is welcome news for a guy who has spent much of the past three years on the sidelines. It appears he's going to make it back in time for the playoffs, but his fantasy season is essentially kaput, and he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all re-draft leagues.
    Friday, 10:21 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Will Bynum says he could play Friday vs. NY
    Will Bynum has officially signed a 10-day deal with the Wizards, and said he could play Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Bynum will offer some emergency backcourt depth to the Wizards, but he's not likely to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
    Friday, 10:03 am
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) hopeful to play Sunday
    J.J. Barea (ankle) said he is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: We'll be considering Barea questionable for that one, and it'll be Devin Harris as the primary beneficiary for however long Barea is out. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers through the month of March, so he can be viewed as a low-end option in deep leagues.
    Friday, 10:00 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) out Friday vs. the Heat
    Jeff Teague (tender ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Head coach Mike Budenholder would not say whether Teague would miss any additional time with the ankle injury, but we'll be considering him questionable for Saturday's game against the Hornets. With Teague out, Dennis Schroder will slide back into the starting lineup, and he looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues tonight with a favorable matchup against Miami.
    Friday, 9:30 am
  • Report: Wizards to sign Will Bynum on Friday
    The Wizards are expected to sign Will Bynum on Friday, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Advice: With injuries to Bradley Beal (ankle), Garrett Temple (hamstring), and Toure Murry (ankle), the Wizards were in need of some backcourt depth, so they cut Murry to make room for Bynum on the roster. Bynum is expected to be available for Friday's game vs. Charlotte, but he's not likely to earn significant minutes right out the gate, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Friday, 5:42 am
  • George Hill scores 24 points, hits six treys
    George Hill stayed hot against the Bucks on Thursday during a 111-107 loss with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and six 3-pointers on 7-of-12 from the field.

    Advice: His six 3-pointers were a career high and the Bucks just left him open way too often. He's scored at least 20 points in four of his last five, averaging 23.0 points, 4.2 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 triples. Hill no longer has a minutes limit and is one of the hottest properties in fantasy in the past two weeks with second-round value in that span.
    Thursday, 7:48 pm
  • C.J. Watson looks great off the bench
    C.J. Watson served as the sixth man against the Bucks on Thursday with 23 points, seven boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: His minutes jumped back up after playing just 19 on Wednesday. Watson has slid right into Rodney Stuckey's role while the guard deals with a calf injury, but Stuckey could be back on Sunday. If Watson is still floating on the wire, he probably only has one more game of decent value headed his way.
    Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Report: Beverley seeking 2nd opinion on wrist
    Patrick Beverley is reportedly seeking to get a second opinion on the torn ligament in his left wrist to decide whether or not he will need to undergo surgery.

    Advice: We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but with Beverley set to miss at least the next week of action, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is really capable of doing enough on the stat sheet to be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
    Thursday, 2:48 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Rubio is again unavailable, it would be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine would draw yet another start. LaVine has been excellent over the past four games, averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 4.8 turnovers per game, so he's worth a look in all standard leagues if you can live with the turnovers.
    Thursday, 1:55 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out Friday vs. San Antonio
    J.J. Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: With Barea unavailable, Devin Harris will have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game through the month of March, so his value is limited to deep leagues.
    Thursday, 12:41 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Temple (hamstring) gets up shots at practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Thursday, 12:08 pm
    4:00 pm vs Phi
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out Friday vs. MIN
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

    Advice: Beverley is dealing with a torn ligament in his wrist, and his fantasy season is likely over. Jason Terry slotted into the starting point guard spot on Wednesday, but he only managed to put up two points, two rebounds, three assists, and four turnovers through 27 minutes of action, so he's not a great guy to own in standard leagues. James Harden is going to be the primary ball handler with Beverley out, so he stands to gain the most in Beverley’s absence. Pablo Prigioni will serve as Terry's primary backup, but he doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to matter in almost any league.
    Thursday, 11:55 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) out Thursday vs. MIL
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be Stuckey's second consecutive game on the sidelines (and he missed most of a third), and we'll be considering him questionable for Sunday's game vs. Dallas. C.J. Watson has stepped up in Stuckey's absence, and he's worth a look as a streamer option for owners seeking some 3-point shooting, steals, and assists.
    Thursday, 11:06 am
  • Rodney Stuckey questionable for Thursday
    Rodney Stuckey (sore left calf) listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: While the questionable tag leaves the possibility open for Stuckey to suit up, it would be a surprise to see him play after an MRI revealed a calf strain on Wednesday. If Stuckey can't play, look for C.J. Watson to be the primary fantasy beneficiary against the Bucks on Thursday.
    Thursday, 10:32 am
  • Monta Ellis denies problem with Rajon Rondo
    Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday.
    Thursday, 9:01 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Jordan Clarkson not happy with his play
    Despite solid back-to-back efforts on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jordan Clarkson said he's still not satisfied with his play.

    Advice: Despite his line 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block that included the game-winning free throws on Wednesday, Clarkson is still looking for improvement. "I think I took a few steps back," said Clarkson. "I didn’t take care of the ball well. I was holding it a little bit too much on the offensive end. I have to keep growing, watch the film and learn from it." As evidenced by his last two games, Clarkson has been fully unleashed in the Lakers' offense and is a must-own player in all fantasy leagues.
    Thursday, 8:34 am
  • Pain-free Derrick Rose hopes to return soon
    Derrick Rose (knee) said he's pain free and hopes to start taking contact in practice either this week or next week.

    Advice: Rose wouldn't commit on a return date, but said that the process has been smooth and added that he hasn't experience any swelling. "I don't have it," Rose said. "I don't have any. So that's a good sign. The swelling is gone. So it's all about just getting on the court." While Rose may get himself back for the Bulls' last three or four regular season games, owners in standard fantasy leagues will want to avoid the uncertainty here.
    Thursday, 7:10 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Isaiah Thomas offers self-criticism in return
    Isaiah Thomas (back) called his return to the court on Wednesday, "one of the worst games I've ever played."

    Advice: Thomas may want to go easy on himself since this was his first game since March 11, but he did struggle with just four points on 2-of-7 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday. "There's no excuses, I have to play better," said Thomas. "I'm my biggest critic, I have to come out and play better, offensively and defensively." Thomas will have three more weeks to shake the rust off and should be held in standard fantasy leagues while he's healthy.
    Thursday, 6:50 am
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Jeff Teague plays well despite ankle injury
    Jeff Teague had 16 points and nine assists, returning after briefly leaving Wednesday's game with a minor ankle injury.

    Advice: The Hawks need to get their groove back on before the playoffs, but also want to keep their guys healthy. They play the Heat on Friday, so owners of Hawks will want to keep an eye out for some DNP-CD's for some of the starters, although it's possible they play everyone, as well. The game is in ATL, so maybe the Hawks will play their stars for the home crowd.
    Thursday, 12:20 am
  • Lo Brown starts for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had eight points, nine rebounds and three steals in an overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: Lo-Bro played 35 minutes and as long as Kevin Martin is resting, Brown could continue to see 30-plus minutes a night. Deep leaguers should give him a look.
    Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 20, hits game-winners
    Jordan Clarkson came off his career-high 30-point game and had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and six turnovers in Wednesday's OT win against the Wolves.

    Advice: He also hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give his team the win. While that's a good thing for JC and his fantasy owners, the Lakers were surely hoping for a loss in order to get more ping pong balls. Clarkson is a must-own player until further notice.
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas a dud in return to action
    Isaiah Thomas returned from an eight-game absence with a back injury and hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, three turnovers and nothing else in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Hopefully he wasn't in your lineup tonight. "Hopefully that was just a rhythm thing and not how he's feeling," coach Brad Stevens said. "That's what I want to know." Thomas is obviously worth holding and we're guessing he looks much better on Friday night against the hapless Knicks.
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • George Hill drops 29 points, hits game-winner
    George Hill hit a game-winning layup against the Wizards on Wednesday during a 103-101 victory, scoring 29 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He made 12-of-24 from the field and had total control of the offense tonight. Hill played a season-high 43 minutes, which crushed his previous season high of 36 from Monday night. It's pretty clear his minutes limit has been lifted, but this does have a little to do with Rodney Stuckey (calf) missing time. Hill is a must-start player regardless.
    Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Deron Williams flirts with another trip-dub
    Deron Williams hit just 2-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists in a win over the Hornets.

    Advice: He had 10 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds on Monday, and while the shooting and points have been disappointing, he's at least coming through elsewhere. If you started him this week, he's probably helping your team win.
    Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • C.J. Watson slows down in 19 minutes
    C.J. Watson played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It wasn't as great as his line from Monday with a 23-point game in that one, but Watson still did a fine job with steals. His fantasy value hinges on Rodney Stuckey's calf, but he's still worth a look in daily leagues for Thursday with the Pacers being one of two teams playing (Bucks).
    Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown starting for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown is starting in place of Kevin Martin on Wednesday against the Lakers.

    Advice: Martin is "available to play" for the Wolves, which is pretty much meaningless. Brown probably won't play 45 minutes like he did on Monday, but he could play around 30 or so. Give him a look in deep leagues.
    Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • Jeff Teague (left ankle) will return on Wed
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will return against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He could barely walk to the locker room, so this is a surprise. The Hawks do play a home game on Friday and there's a decent chance for swelling on Teague. Considering Dennis Schroder was already worth owning in most leagues, he's a very good speculative add.
    Wednesday, 4:37 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to miss more time due to his ankle soreness. Zach LaVine should see a ton of playing tonight at the point while Lorenzo Brown will back him up and could get some minutes at shooting guard. Most owners should cut Rubio at this point.
    Wednesday, 3:52 pm
    5:00 pm vs Tor
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) out at least 2-3 weeks
    Alexey Shved (ribs) suffered an incomplete fractured rib and will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: There is a good chance he is going to be out for the season, which is too bad because he was playing the best basketball of his life. With Shved out, Shane Larkin will start while Langston Galloway will run the offense a lot more for the Knicks. Galloway is worth owning in all standard leagues while Ricky Ledo and Cleanthony Early may also get some of Shved's minutes.
    Wednesday, 3:16 pm
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Isaiah Thomas cleared to return Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas (back) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out since Mar. 9 and there has been growing optimism that he'd be ready to go since Monday. Thomas was arguably the best sixth man in the NBA since joining the Celtics with his sky-high usage rate, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded for tonight. Expect to see Jae Crowder, Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to lose some chances to score tonight.
    Wednesday, 2:26 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) out for Wednesday night
    Alexey Shved (ribs) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday night and coach Derek Fisher said he is "a ways away" from playing.

    Advice: He was questionable to play but Knicks writer Ian Begley writes that Shved "will likely be out through the weekend at least," which is not what his fantasy owners wanted to hear. With Shved out, Shane Larkin and Langston Galloway will benefit the most. Galloway has played particularly well and is worth a long look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 2:19 pm
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Report: Pat Beverley (wrist) has ligament tear
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) suffered a torn ligament in his wrist and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: If he tore a ligament in his wrist, he's likely going to be out for the season and there's a good chance he'll need surgery. As for the prognosis, it could be a couple weeks or over a month. Regardless, his fantasy owners in redraft leagues almost certainly have to cut him. Jason Terry will likely start and get minutes in the 24-32 range with Pablo Prigioni backing him up. Additionally, coach Kevin McHale has used two different lineup combos in his last two games with James Harden as the point guard. Give Terry a look if you're looking for some treys and scoring.
    Wednesday, 12:23 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Beverley set to decide on wrist in 7-10 days
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) is scheduled to meet with a specialists, but a decision won't be made on his status for another 7-10 days.

    Advice: There is reportedly a chance that Beverley will need a season-ending surgery on his wrist, but the Rockets will likely exhaust all other options first. Beverley's owners should probably move on at this point, but we will update his status once we know more. Jason Terry will assume the starting point guard duties for the Rockets, and he is worth picking up in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting. Pablo Prigioni should play more too, but he isn't a reliable option in almost all leagues.
    Wednesday, 10:13 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out on Wednesday
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday as expected.

    Advice: We are expected to learn whether or not Beverley will decide to have a season-ending surgery on his wrist shortly, so we should have another update soon. Jason Terry figures to be the primary beneficiary with Beverley on the sidelines, and he is worth a look for anyone needing 3-pointers.
    Wednesday, 9:12 am
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) will not play Wednesday
    An MRI revealed that Rodney Stuckey has a calf strain, and he will not be able to play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for the Pacers, and it's starting to look unlikely that Stuckey will be able to play on Thursday vs. the Bucks as well. C.J. Watson dropped 23 points in Stuckey's absence on Monday, and he should be considered the primary beneficiary of this news and is worth a look in daily leagues. We will pass along any additional updates regarding Stuckey as soon as we know more.
    Wednesday, 8:09 am
  • Derrick Rose (knee) doesn't have any soreness
    Derrick Rose (knee) said that he isn't experiencing any soreness, and he is still planning on returning before the regular season ends.

    Advice: This is definitely exciting news for the Bulls, and Rose said his rehab is going smooth and he expects to be cleared for full contact sometime this week or the following. However, there is still no known timetable for his return, and fantasy owners outside of keeper leagues will want to avoid this situation because the Bulls will obviously proceed with caution. We will continue to track Rose's progress every step of the way.
    Wednesday, 7:31 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Andrew Bogut backs Stephen Curry for MVP
    Andrew Bogut said that Stephen Curry is the obvious choice to win the MVP Award this season.

    Advice: "He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points," Bogut said. "If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion." It's hard to argue with Bogut's logic as the Warriors usually have their games all but won by the end of the third quarter, and Curry has had some memorable performances this season. With season averages of 23.4 points, 7.9 assists, 4.3 boards, 2.1 steals and 3.4 3-pointers in just 32.9 minutes per game, Curry's owners couldn't be any more excited at the moment.
    Wednesday, 6:34 am
  • Monta Ellis says that he is finally healthy
    Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

    Advice: "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost.
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Damian Lillard's 29 pts aren't enough Tuesday
    Damian Lillard scored a team-high 29 points vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, sinking 9-of-21 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with six 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Lillard is shooting just 43.3 percent in March, but he's still averaging 20.3 points and 2.1 triples. He'll be leaned on even more if LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) miss any more games, so fantasy owners can sleep soundly with Lillard locked into their lineups.
    Tuesday, 10:51 pm
  • Warriors clinch Pacific with win vs. Blazers
    The Warriors clinched the Pacific Division with Tuesday's win in Portland, led by Stephen Curry's 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting, five 3-pointers, two rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.

    Advice: He turned the ball over just twice in 34 minutes, a rare treat for 9-cat owners, and continues to be a one-man army for fantasy GMs. The sole concern is that Curry may be rested at some point during Golden State's final 11 games -- they're easily the No. 1 seed in the West and have a 4.5-game lead on the Hawks for potential home court advantage in the Finals. The Warriors haven't won the Pacific Division since 1976, and the fact that they clinched with 12 games remaining underscores how impressive they've been all season.
    Tuesday, 10:25 pm
  • Tony Parker shoots 3-of-11 in road defeat
    Tony Parker was quiet in 26 minutes vs. the Mavericks with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, one rebound, three assists, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: This marks his second straight game in single-digits but he was on fire in the five games prior to this slump, and standard-league owners should keep him locked into their active lineups. Only two of Parker's shots came in the paint tonight so hopefully he'll be more aggressive in a marquee matchup with Russell Westbrook on Wednesday.
    Tuesday, 9:08 pm
  • Mavs beat Spurs behind Monta Ellis' 38 points
    Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value.
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Jordan Clarkson pours in career-high 30 pts
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 30 points during Tuesday's loss in Oklahoma City, hitting 12-of-19 FGs with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: Two of his makes came from downtown and he committed a tolerable three turnovers in a team-high 36 minutes of action. Jeremy Lin joined Clarkson in the backcourt and it suited both players just fine, as they combined for 49 points on 60.0 percent shooting. The Lakers are in player-development mode and Clarkson is at the top of the list, so tonight's gem could be a harbinger of things to come in L.A.'s final dozen games.
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Patrick Beverley might be out for the season?
    Patrick Beverley could potentially have a season-ending surgery on his wrist, but a final decision will be made on Wednesday morning after he goes through another evaluation.

    Advice: The Rockets want to know if there is any risk of further damage before proceeding with the surgery, so there is some hope that Beverley's season might not be over just yet. However, Beverley's wrist has clearly limited him for a while now, so it's going to be an issue moving forward regardless. Beverley's owners can feel free to hang tight until we know more on Wednesday, but they should start looking for a backup plan. Jason Terry figures to be the biggest beneficiary if Beverley's season is over, and he is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
    Tuesday, 7:38 pm
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Jrue Holiday (leg) still not practicing
    Jrue Holiday (leg) went through some shooting drills on Tuesday, but he has still not been able to practice, and remains without an official return date.

    Advice: Holiday is not even close to a return, and this stress reaction is looking very similar to the one that limited him to just 34 games last season. The Pelicans haven't given many updates on Holiday, which isn't a great sign, and with the fantasy playoffs in full swing Holiday belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:18 pm
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) questionable Wednesday
    Alexey Shved (ribs) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Shved is being listed as the probable starter for Wednesday's matchup, but we'll have a better idea of his availability following Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, Langston Galloway and Shane Larkin would be asked to log heavy minutes for the injury depleted Knicks, with Galloway offering the most upside. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 1:58 pm
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Damian Lillard won't use fatigue as excuse
    Damian Lillard refused to use fatigue as an excuse for the Blazers' recent struggles.

    Advice: "I’m fine," Lillard said. "I would tell you if I was worn down or [fatigued]. I got to play better. I don’t want to blame a four-game losing streak on, ‘I’m tired’ or ‘this is hurting or that’s hurting.’" With Nicolas Batum (back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) hurting and unlikely for Tuesday's game, Lillard doesn't really have the luxury to consider a rest day with the Blazers fighting for a higher seed out West. If both Aldrige and Batum are indeed unavailable Tuesday, Lillard is going to have a lot of responsibilities on offense.
    Tuesday, 12:51 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) questionable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) did not practice on Tuesday, and he is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: If Stuckey is unable to go on Wednesday, expect C.J. Watson to pick up most of his minutes. Watson was able to put up 23 points with a full line on Monday with Stuckey out, so he'll be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Stuckey is indeed unavailable Wednesday. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 11:35 am
  • J.J. Barea will miss Tuesday's game vs Spurs
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: "He’s out tonight for sure," Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said. "And my understanding is it’s more of a day-to-day thing. Not serious. But he turned it over the other day in practice. He’s not ready to go yet." Devin Harris is in line to see a minutes boost against the Spurs, but he isn't a lock to play as he recovers from an illness, so we may get a look at Raymond Felton if Harris experiences a setback before tip-off.
    Tuesday, 9:26 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Lorenzo Brown logs 45 minutes on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown started for Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday and logged 45 minutes, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: Brown will be a tough bet in standard leagues even if we know the same pack of Wolves are going to be out on Wednesday. Chances are one or more of them will return and make Brown a bystander, but in DFS leagues he might have some short-term value.
    Monday, 8:57 pm
  • George Hill puts up big 20-point line vs. HOU
    George Hill filled the stat sheet against the Rockets on Monday with 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 9-of-15 form the field in 36 minutes

    Advice: He stepped up with Rodney Stuckey (calf) out and certainly didn't look like he had any issues with his back. Hill is really picking up his scoring in his last five, averaging 19.0 points, 3.4 boards, 3.8 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.4 treys and 1.7 turnovers on 56.5 percent from the field. He's a must-start player.
    Monday, 7:00 pm
  • C.J. Watson scores 23 off the bench
    C.J. Watson filled in for Rodney Stuckey (calf) on Monday against the Rockets, scoring 23 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-10 from the field.

    Advice: It's a nice game for Watson in 30 minutes and he could have another chance to put up numbers on Wednesday. Stuckey was ruled out around an 90 minutes before the game today, so there's a good chance he'll be ready to return. Watson isn't a great speculative add until we get more info on Stuckey, but congrats if you streamed him today.
    Monday, 6:48 pm
  • Lorenzo Brown to start for Kevin Martin
    Lorenzo Brown will start in place of Kevin Martin (hamstring) on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: As they say on the internet, "Welp!" It sounds like Martin is going to be limited, so Brown might get 20-30 minutes tonight. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are going to get more chances at shots.
    Monday, 6:01 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas will be probable for Wednesday?
    Isaiah Thomas (back) should be probable for Wednesday against the Heat, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He is out on Monday. Stevens said it'll be "as close to probable as it gets" regarding the sixth man's status for Wednesday. This just made a very tough decision for fantasy owners in weekly leagues. If Thomas can make it back, that would give him three games to put up stats. It has a lot to do with your other options, but Thomas is someone to consider using. He should be owned in all leagues while Marcus Smart is not as appealing now.
    Monday, 3:09 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Alexey Shved (ribs) out vs. the Grizzlies
    Alexey Shved (ribs) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday and is hopeful to play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been the Knicks best player, playing 31.2 minutes per game with a 26.5 usage rate over his last 10 games. Shved also had an assist percentage of 26.5, so there will have to be others on the team to help facilitate the offense. Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo figure to get most of Shved's playing time. Larkin is the safer bet and a better play in most leagues while Ledo may have more chances to score.
    Monday, 2:49 pm
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Alexey Shved unlikely to play on Monday
    Alexey Shved (ribs) is unlikely to play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Knicks are in trouble and are running out of depth. Now it'll likely be Ricky Ledo getting minutes in the rotation and may start after playing eight minutes on Sunday. Shane Larkin replaced Shved on Sunday and may see the biggest increase in production. Plus, Langston Galloway should have the ball more based on Shved's 25.8 usage rate with the Knicks. Shved's owners probably can't play him this week in most cases.
    Monday, 12:16 pm
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) already ruled out for Tues
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's expected to miss multiple games due to his ankle sprain from Saturday's practice. Barea going down would have given more minutes to Devin Harris (illness), but he is also not 100 percent due to an illness. Raymond Felton could get some run as a backup for the Mavs.
    Monday, 11:54 am
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Isaiah Thomas (back) ruled out for Monday
    Isaiah Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He hasn't been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat, but that would be the optimist's view for Thomas' return. He's been out since March 9, so we're going on two-plus weeks without the spark plug in the lineup. Thomas "did more" on Sunday, but he remains day-to-day for the time being.
    Monday, 9:32 am
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Alexey Shved very questionable for Monday
    X-rays on Alexey Shved's injured ribs were negative on Sunday, but he's considered questionable for Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Shved left Sunday's game without returning, and it's a bad time for him to get hurt considering that he's been rolling for owners who snagged him off the waiver wire. If he sits, Shane Larkin, Ricky Ledo and Langston Galloway are likely to get more playing time with Jose Calderon (Achilles), Tim Hardaway Jr. (wrist) already out.
    Monday, 7:18 am
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) has no timetable to return
    Head coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea's ankle injury isn't too serious, but he said there is no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Barea sprained his ankle at practice Saturday and isn't even traveling with the team, so we will go ahead and consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. We will track Barea's status closely, but it's safe to drop him in most leagues. Devin Harris will get some more ball-handling responsibilities off the bench following this news and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Mar 22, 4:47 pm
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Chris Paul guides Clippers to 107-100 victory
    Chris Paul led the Clippers to a 107-100 win vs. the Pelicans on Sunday, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists and four steals.

    Advice: He did his damage in 38 minutes and he's averaging a stellar 22.3 points, 11.3 assists and 1.6 steals since the All-Star break. The No. 5 seed Clippers are in the thick of the playoff race with 2.5 games separating the No. 7 and No. 3 seeds, so CP3's owners shouldn't have to worry about precautionary DNPs this week.
    Mar 22, 3:22 pm
  • Tony Parker quiet in blowout win vs. Hawks
    Tony Parker was quiet during Sunday's easy win vs. Atlanta, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting with five assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Parker wasn't needed much tonight offensively but he's been a different player since the All-Star break, and he's averaging 21.2 points on scorching 58.8 percent shooting in March. He's played 30+ minutes just once in his past five games, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if it keeps him rested and helps him avoid DNP-CDs. It's worth keeping an eye on his status this week since the Spurs play back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Mar 22, 2:39 pm
  • Alexey Shved suffers rib contusion, out Sun.
    Alexey Shved suffered a rib contusion during Sunday's game and he will not return.

    Advice: Shved will end Sunday's game with nine points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers. Shane Larkin started the second half in Shved's place, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. The Knicks play again on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, and we'll be considering Shved questionable for that one. Larkin will get some more playing time, but he doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to matter in most leagues.
    Mar 22, 2:31 pm
    4:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Isaiah Thomas (back) unlikely for Monday
    Brad Stevens said that Isaiah Thomas' (tailbone, elbow) new tentative return date will be mid-to late next week.

    Advice: Owners will need to check back for another update on Thomas' status on Monday, but given his new timeline, it's a pretty sure bet he won't be active tomorrow. Marcus Smart, Evan Turner, and Avery Bradley will continue to step up in Isaiah's absence, with Bradley being the go-to guy on offense. After Monday, the Celtics have a home game against the Heat on Wednesday, and we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Stay tuned.
    Mar 22, 1:25 pm
    4:30 pm vs Ind
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points in win
    Stephen Curry had a mediocre line by his standards against the Jazz during a 106-91 win on Saturday, scoring 24 points with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Warriors are 33-2 at home and were able to score more than 100 points in all of their last 28 games. They are also leading the NBA in offensive and defense efficiency on the season. With James Harden having a bad game tonight and Anthony Davis getting hurt, Curry had a good night for his MVP case. His fantasy owners will have to be aware of his road rest with the Warriors possibly clinching home court as soon as next week.
    Mar 21, 10:24 pm
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