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

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

    Advice: Booker could slide into some extra minutes if Derrick Favors (back) misses some time and though he has never been a big minute guy he'd probably be worth the plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:04 am
  • Faried slowing down for the Nuggets
    Kenneth Faried managed just five points, four rebounds and one assist over 17 minutes in Friday's win over the Jazz.

    Advice: The Nuggets looked as lethargic as they've looked for the last week and the only reason they beat the Jazz is because the Jazz looked worse. Faried seems to be a bellwether of how this team will perform, and over his last three games he has averaged just 8.3 points, 5.7 boards, 0.7 steals and 34.8 percent shooting from the field. The Nuggets finish out the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks, so he needs to have a big game the next time out to give owners confidence next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:59 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:48 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). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Chris Kaman plays 18 minutes vs. PHX
    Chris Kaman returned from a shoulder injury against the Suns on Friday with four points, 11 boards and one steal in 18 minutes.

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

    Advice: Diaw is running at a top 90-100 level over his past four games and if you took a chance on him because of his excellent fantasy schedule so far you're winning. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:25 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 pm
  • Brandan Wright drops to just 18 minutes
    Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

    Advice: The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 19 points in loss
    Marcus Morris scored 19 points in 44 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with 12 boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's been very busy on the glass with four double-digit board games in his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 boards, 3.6 dimes, 1.4 steals and 1.8 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. Brandon Knight (ankle) was very close to a return yet again tonight, so Marcus will likely be losing playing time in the near future. He's worth owning in standard leagues until Knight can actually make it through a warmup, though. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:18 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points vs. Wolves
    James Harden scored 33 points during a 120-110 win over the Wolves on Friday with four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He tied his season high in steals tonight and his six treys were the most he's made in a game during the second half. The Rockets were able to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but Harden may have actually lost ground in the MVP race with Stephen Curry hitting a 9.5 on the Curry-O-Meter tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:13 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Josh Smith flirts with trip-dub in 40 minutes
    Josh Smith logged 40 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was the ball handler in a lot of pick-and-roll sets and had a nice rapport with Dwight Howard. Smith is basically the last man standing at power forward and should see major minutes for the next couple games until Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) can return. He'll be a must-start option until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:07 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Chase Budinger puts up 23 points vs. Houston
    Chase Budinger scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He's basically the sixth man for the Wolves right now. The Wolves only had seven guys log more than 10 minutes for the second consecutive game, so being the sixth man is a pretty good gig. Budinger scored 22 points on Wednesday and is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Tyreke goes for 25 and 10 in revenge game
    Tyreke Evans scored 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in the Pelicans' 102-88 win over his old Kings squad on Friday.

    Advice: Evans is towing the line big-time for his fantasy owners as he continues to produce despite an ankle injury. Anthony Davis added 24 points on 11-of-26 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan makes 1-of-10 from field
    DeMar DeRozan made 1-of-10 from the field for six points during a 94-83 win over the Lakers on Friday, adding 10 boards, seven assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He really has to take it easy on his jumpers. In his last nine games, DeRozan has made just 25.8 percent on his jump shots, which account for 44.9 percent of his shot total. He's also struggled all over the court on shooting, averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 treys on 37.0 percent from the field in that span. Considering he's taking 15.3 shots per game, he's one of the worst guys for field goal percentage right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Ryan Kelly plays 31 minutes vs. Raptors
    Ryan Kelly played 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with seven points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those are some empty stats with all that playing time. Kelly said he's more comfortable at power forward, but he's not exactly playing with pass-first teammates right now. Kelly is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Plumlee quiet in start on Friday vs. CLE
    Mason Plumlee moved into the starting lineup for Friday's win over the Cavs, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting with eight rebounds and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Something about Plumlee doesn't agree with Lionel Hollins' system or vice-versa, but he is hit-or-miss when given the minutes and it's usually a miss. There's some opportunity here and Thad Young (knee) is doubtful to play through this weekend, but plenty of risk on an outright add or even a plug-and-play. Give him a bump up in your projections if you're punting free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Bogdanovic scores 18 points with two threes
    Bojan Bogdanovic hit 7-of-12 shots (including two threes) for 18 points and four rebounds in 32 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic should see enough touches to give owners a shot at some points and threes, but that's just about it. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • LeBron posts big line in loss to Brooklyn
    LeBron James scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, nine assists, five steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Nets.

    Advice: The Cavs played like a team that's starting to coast but most of their key guys got their numbers tonight. Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with three assists, one steal and two blocks, and Kevin Love scored 18 points with seven rebounds and two threes. J.R. Smith had a down night with eight points, five rebounds, two steals and two threes, and all of these guys play just seven games in three weeks starting next week. This has the potential to get ugly for owners, and owners have to hope the Bulls can close in from 2.5 games behind for the No. 2 slot in the East. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 24 points vs. Heat
    DeMarre Carroll scored a game-high 24 points against the Heat on Friday during a 99-86 win, adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was 2 Chainz Night in Atlanta and they clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the second time in the history of the franchise -- these two events are not likely related. Carroll will likely have some rest headed his way, so his fantasy owners will want to keep their eyes peeled, especially on road games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:10 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:06 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Josh Smith will start Friday vs. Minnesota
    Josh Smith will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, with Donatas Motiejunas (back) unavailable.

    Advice: With Motiejunas and Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) out, and Dwight Howard on a minutes limit tonight, J Smoov is going to get all the run he can handle in a very favorable matchup with the Wolves. He looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Mason Plumlee will start for Thaddeus Young
    Mason Plumlee will start in place of Thaddeus Young (knee) on Friday night against the Cavs.

    Advice: The last time Thaddeus Young was out of the starting lineup, the Nets went with a forward combo of Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson, but they'll go big against the Cavs. Plumlee and Brook Lopez were on the court together for about 12 minutes on Wednesday, so that should continue and both could play for about 20 minutes next to each other. Give Plumlee a look because he'll have a chance at a double-double. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) set to play on Friday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He has been out since last week and the Blazers were able to get Joel Freeland some minutes. Kaman will likely be close to 15-20 minutes and is only an option in very deep leagues on a 13-game night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:45 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:11 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • Ryan Kelly more comfortable playing at PF
    Ryan Kelly stated during a recent interview that he's more comfortable playing at the power forward position.

    Advice: "I’m a little more comfortable there," Kelly said regarding the power forward spot. "I can get more involved offensively than I had been at times [playing small forward]." Kelly has started at the four-spot the past two games, putting in averages of 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 block per game. If he can continue to start at power forward, he'll be worth a look in deep leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Flip Saunders praises Chase Budinger's play
    Flip Saunders praised Chase Budinger's play and professionalism during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He’s got his confidence," Saunders said. "He was able to stay with it. He was able to keep on playing through. Some guys, especially veterans, might have given up on it. Said, ‘This is kind of a lost season.’ But he kept on shooting, kept on working on his game. And when an opportunity came, he took advantage of it. He’s extremely professional." Budinger has excelled since being forced into the rotation due to a slew of injuries to Minnesota's roster, and over the past eight games he has put in averages of 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 three-pointers on 53.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in all standard leagues while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:50 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:29 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:44 am
  • Josh Smith (ankle) probable Friday vs. MIN
    Josh Smith (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: Smith has been playing through the pain, so there's no reason to think he will sit on Friday. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Smith may find himself in the starting lineup with a very favorable matchup against the Timberwolves. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:37 am
  • LeBron James reportedly frustrated with Love
    LeBron James is reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love's inability to fit in, according to sources.

    Advice: It's worth noting that this article stems from a New York-based media outlet who may or may not be hoping that Love bolts the Cavaliers to join the Knicks after the season, but there have been rumblings of a discord between the two stars all season. Meanwhile, Love scored 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies so even if Love is one-and-done in Cleveland, he's still an important part of the Cavaliers' playoff hopes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:58 am
  • Brandan Wright still getting some burn
    Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:14 am
  • Marcus Morris scores 19 points vs. Kings
    Marcus Morris scored 19 points with three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Perhaps he's earned more playing time now that he's playing well, averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys on 48.3 percent from the field in his last five. Brandon Knight could be back soon, so Morris owners might want to start planning for his value to dip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:08 am
  • Boris Diaw scores 19 in blowout win over OKC
    Boris Diaw had 19 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer on 9-of-15 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 130-91 win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Diaw's actually been running hot for the Spurs, averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and is shooting 56 percent over his last five games. Give him a look if you need a warm body. Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Jeff Ayres and Patty Mills all scored in double digits for the Spurs, but this game was so ugly, there wasn't much to learn from it. The Spurs are rolling, winning nine of 12 games in March with big wins over the Thunder, Hawks and Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:02 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:42 pm
  • Josh Smith plays 24 minutes vs. Pelicans
    Josh Smith played 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room briefly, but returned moments later. Smith is likely going to play minutes in the mid-20s going forward and his opportunities to score may also go down. He'll be worth owning in all points leagues, but his fantasy value in standard leagues is likely going to fall with his sub-par shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Ryan Kelly goes for 11 & 8 in start
    Ryan Kelly had 11 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's overtime win against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Lakers have benched both Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer as the tank-train gets cranked up, but Jordan Clarkson hit a couple free throws in the clutch to get the Lakers a disappointing win. Kelly, Ed Davis and Tarik Black are all worth a look right now as the Lakers should continue to sit Hill and Boozer as long as they can get away with it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 28 points in return
    Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game? Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) still expected to play
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is still expected to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is essentially a non-update for Evans and he should be ready to roll after missing Sunday's game against the Clippers. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Expect to see less Norris Cole tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:34 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out again on Wednesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury last week and has missed the last two games. Joel Freeland benefits the most as the backup center and did play 23 minutes on Tuesday. He is only worth a look in deep leagues. Kaman can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:01 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik expect to play Wed
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf) are both expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans was held out of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but he has been able to rest for a few days now, and he should be ready to resume his normal allotment of minutes tonight. With the Pelicans in the hunt for a playoff spot, Evans will likely continue to play through minor injuries for the foreseeable future. Go ahead and pencil him into all active lineups, and expect Norris Cole to return to the bench and lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Ryan Kelly scores 16 points in start at PF
    Ryan Kelly played 29 minutes in a start at PF on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

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

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

    Advice: It's hard to get excited about Kelly's promotion given his performance in 20 previous starts this season -- he averaged a paltry 5.9 points on 28.2 percent shooting, with 0.9 threes, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.6 steals. He should be left on the waiver wire in nearly all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Josh Smith (ankle) probable Wednesday vs. NO
    Josh Smith (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Smith was productive in his 29 minutes of action on Monday, despite dealing with a minor ankle sprain, so we fully expect him to give it a go on Wednesday. Dwight Howard (knee) is also expected to return to action on Wednesday, and it'll be interesting to see how/if he affects Smith’s value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:35 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:30 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Evans is again unable to go on Wednesday, Norris Cole would have another opportunity to run with the starting unit, while Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis would be asked to step it up on the offensive end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:59 pm
  • James Harden scores 44 points vs. Pacers
    James Harden took over against the Pacers during a 110-100 win on Monday, scoring 44 points on 10-of-21 from the field and 21-of-22 from the line with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his league-leading eighth game with at least 40 points to pass Russell Westbrook with seven. Harden is also the first player this season to score at least 40 points while making 10 or less field goals in a game. It's also his second game with more than 20 free throw makes in a game this season -- no other player has one of those games this season. He lost a little ground for MVP on Saturday, but he regained most of that ground tonight. His fantasy owners are going to love having him for a four-game run this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Long Range Shawty: Josh Smith makes four 3s
    Josh Smith made four 3-pointers and 7-of-14 from the field for 18 points against the Pacers on Monday with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He used to call himself Mid-Range Shawty, but Smith was hanging on the 3-point line while James Harden kept drawing double- and triple-teams. He was a little banged up due to an ankle injury, but he should continue to get extended run until Dwight Howard gets back. Smith is worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:05 pm
  • Bogdanovic scores six points with six boards
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored just six points on 3-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Bogdanovic had been a nice little run but this shows how shaky his value can be. He's a deep league play at best until he shows us a little bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:33 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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Josh Smith (ankle) will play on Monday night
    Josh Smith (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain didn't look too bad on Saturday and he did go through shootaround, so we're not expecting him to be limited tonight. Smith will come off the bench and should flirt with 30 minutes. He's worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:14 pm
  • Hollins continues praise for Bojan Bogdanovic
    Coach Lionel Hollins said he hasn't been playing Deron Williams and Jarrett Jack together because of how well Bojan Bogdanovic is playing right now.

    Advice: He had some kind of run last week, averaging 17.8 points, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.0 treys on 63.8 percent from the field in 35.0 minutes per game in his last four. There is a 49-minute outlier in there, so we're expecting Bojan to get minutes in the 28-33 range this week. He has four games, so feel free to give him a look if you're feeling saucy and want to roll the dice on a rookie. Additionally, Jack and Williams are both likely to play minutes in the mid 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:00 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) doubtful Tuesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

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

    Advice: That means Jordan Hill will move to the bench. This is a surprising move because the Lakers played well on Sunday and pulled out a win. Kelly is still not going to be worth owning even with the starting nod. Hill's fantasy value shouldn't fall too much with his bench role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:34 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. Rotoworld.com
    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. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:54 am
  • Update: Josh Smith expects to play Monday
    Updating a previous item, Josh Smith (ankle) went through shootaround and expects to play on Monday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Smith is listed as questionable, but he sounds a lot closer to probable, and that's good news for his owners and for the Rockets. With Terrence Jones, Kostas Papanikolaou and Dwight Howard all sidelined, Smith and Donatas Motiejunas should see a ton of minutes down low. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:26 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Howard was hopeful to return on either Monday or Wednesday, but he remains without a firm timetable or target date as he works his way back into game action. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back contest, and we're not expecting a dominant Dwight when Howard does make his return because the team is likely to treat him with kid gloves so he's ready and able for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:54 am
  • LeBron James taking on more vocal role
    LeBron James has started to take on a more vocal role with the Cavs.

    Advice: "I was frustrated with our play and the guys know how I felt about it and they responded," LeBron said. He's clearly become more comfortable in his new (old) surroundings, and the Cavs are rolling as a result. "I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with how I am on my body." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:32 am
  • Marcus Morris flirts with a triple-double
    Marcus Morris flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's 98-92 win over the Mavericks, scoring 11 points with 11 boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Brandon Knight (ankle) has a chance to return from injury on Wednesday vs. the Kings, but Morris has shown what he can do with extended minutes. Morris has posted averages of 13.6 points, 8.8 boards, 3.8 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he certainly gave head coach Jeff Hornacek something to think about after this performance. Even though Knight's return would likely see Morris shift to the bench, he is simply too hot to let go of right now. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:47 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. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Drew Gooden chips in 10 points on Sunday
    The Wizards were trounced in Sacramento on Sunday despite Drew Gooden contributing 10 points, six rebounds and two steals off the bench.

    Advice: He played 23 minutes, making 5-of-13 field goals to become one of three Wizards players in double-figures (Bradley Beal scored 19 and Nene added 11). Gooden's role has expanded with Kris Humphries (groin) on the shelf but he's still not a viable fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a Grade 1 left AC sprain, but it doesn't sound too serious. If Hayward is unable to give it a go on Monday, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap would all have to step up, with Hood being the primary beneficiary. We should know more after Monday's shootaround, so Hayward's owners will want to stay on alert for an update, Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:05 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. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • LeBron James racks up 28 points in win
    LeBron James was phenomenal on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting (7-of-7 from the stripe), to go with 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one 3-pointer, one block and five turnovers through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Turnovers continue to be an issue for LeBron, but when he's putting up lines like this, who really cares? Look for LeBron to keep his foot on the gas pedal when the Cavs take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:08 pm
  • Boris Diaw torches Hawks for 17 bench points
    Boris Diaw made 8-of-10 field goals with one 3-pointer on Sunday, finishing an easy win vs. the Hawks with 17 points, two rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Diaw had some flashy plays offensively and he even beat the entire Atlanta defense for a breakaway layup in the fourth quarter, which put an exclamation point on the blowout. His steady bench contributions are more valuable in real life and he's only worth owning in leagues with a minimum of 14 teams. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:37 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll shoots 4-of-12 on Sunday
    DeMarre Carroll was one of many Hawks to struggle on Sunday, making 4-of-12 shots to finish with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: Carroll played 32 minutes and none of Atlanta's starters exceeded 33 minutes in a disappointing blowout to the visiting Spurs. Carroll had been excellent in his three previous games and owners should give him a reprieve for today's dud. The biggest concern is the potential for DNP-CDs down the stretch, especially with back-to-back sets looming for the Hawks on both Friday/Saturday and Monday/Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:35 pm
  • Howard (knee) hopes to play on road trip
    Dwight Howard (knee) is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup during the Rocket's upcoming road trip.

    Advice: Howard referred to his status being upgraded to doubtful as "a big step," and said he was hopeful to return within the next couple of games. Howard also said that he hasn't circled a specific date on his calendar, and his return will be dependent upon how his body responds to the intense workout he underwent on Sunday. He's not likely to make it back to the lineup for Monday's game vs. the Pacers, but it sounds like there's a chance he's able to go on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:23 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: With Evans unavailable, Eric Gordon will be asked to do more on offense, and Norris Cole will see a bump in value as the starting point guard. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:08 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik questionable Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) and Omer Asik (calf) are questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Evans injured his calf on Friday and wasn't able to return, so his owners might view it as a good thing that the Pelicans cited his previously sprained ankle for the reason as to why he is questionable. Evans will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to to check back later for the official word on his status. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole would likely start and would be worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:25 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. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:19 pm
     
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  • Marcus Morris scores 17 points with 10 boards
    Marcus Morris finally got it going against the Rockets on Saturday with 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This was the production we were expecting since the Brandon Knight (ankle) injury. Morris should continue to log minutes and get shots in the first team, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Knight still hasn't practiced yet and could miss another game or two. Although, if Morris is still on the wire, most of his value is probably behind him. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:02 pm
  • Brandan Wright plays 30 minutes
    Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • James Harden only takes five FTAs
    James Harden cooled off from his huge Thursday night with just 16 points on Saturday during a 117-102 loss to the Suns, adding two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He only attempted five shots from the line and the Suns wouldn't let him in the lane nearly as much as usual. Harden also didn't play well on defense in what may have been his worst game since the break. His fantasy owners will obviously forgive him and should have high hopes for his production in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:53 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 21, makes all 8 FGAs
    Bojan Bogdanovic stayed hot against the Pacers on Saturday, making all eight attempts from the field for 21 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He played a whopping 49 minutes on Friday and scored 17 points in a win. Bogdanovic has played at least 27 minutes in four straight games, averaging 17.8 points, 3.8 boards, 0.5 blocks and 2.0 treys. It's becoming clearer that coach Lionel Hollins is going to play him more, so he's worth a look in standard leagues while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:46 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. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out vs. Memphis
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Friday and did not return. Kaman had a minor shoulder injury back in 2011, but it's certainly not a trend. With Kaman out for most of Friday, coach Terry Stotts went with a combination of C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard to fill in. Considering Kaman is only playing in the teens and Stotts doesn't have a consistent rotation when a wing or big is out, fantasy owners shouldn't trust C.J. or Meyers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:47 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:42 am
  • Tyreke Evans leaves game with calf injury
    Tyreke Evans left Friday's game midway through the third quarter due to a calf injury and did not return, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, five rebounds and four assists in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Evans was questionable for tonight's game due to an ankle injury so needless to say he's banged up. Norris Cole (16 points, five rebounds, four assists, two threes, 37 minutes) has had some standalone low-end appeal in 12-14 team leagues, but any time off for Evans would obviously boost him into easy late-round value with some upside beyond that. The Pelicans are in the thick of the playoff chase, so guys will push to play. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:38 am
  • Faried all over the floor against the Heat
    Kenneth Faried scored 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting with six rebounds, four steals and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Faried is on fire and he's a must-start player right now, even though the risk for DNPs is going to linger. He has been a top 20-30 play over the past two weeks with averages of 17 and 10 to go with 1.1 steals and 2.0 blocks over the last seven contests. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:25 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:25 pm
  • LeBron be illin all over the Pacers on Friday
    LeBron James (illness) scored 29 points on 13-of-26 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and five assists in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: James took his time coming out of the locker room at halftime and that's really the only issue he had against the Pacers. Kevin Love went for 11 and 13 with a block and one trey, J.R. Smith scored 11 points with one trey, three boards and two assists on a quiet night, and Kyrie Irving shot like he was the sick one with 13 points on 4-of-16 shooting in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic plays 49 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic played 49 minutes against the Bucks on Friday during a triple-overtime win with 17 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He hit a couple clutch shots and his coach clearly has confidence in him. Bogdanovic played 36 minutes on Wednesday and he's also taken 39 shots combined in his last three. He's still not a must-own player because of how many slumps he's had, but he's definitely on the radar now. He's probably a grab in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:36 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play on Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: At least the Pelicans will have 40 percent of their starting lineup tonight. Evans has dealt with a ton of ankle injuries and he's still a risky play because of the Warriors defense and the garbage time factor. He should still have enough chances to put up numbers, though. Norris Cole isn't as appealing tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) is a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will be a game-time call against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He has a few left ankle injuries in the past couple seasons and there's almost no point at even risking him getting hurt tonight as huge underdogs. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely start while the Pelicans will look for a host of others to step up. Eric Gordon will have to do a ton on offense sans 'Reke. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:14 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:32 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out for game vs. ORL
    Chris Kaman suffered a right shoulder strain on Friday against the Magic and will not return.

    Advice: He has a tough time staying on the court and it's fair to think he's going to miss a couple games here. If that's true, Meyers Leonard should get a few more minutes. Leonard is worth a look in deep leagues for owners need some scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:15 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:47 pm
  • LeBron James (illness) will play Friday
    LeBron James (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: James is just dealing with a head cold, but he'll be fine. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:49 pm
  • Blatt thinks LeBron James (illness) will play
    David Blatt said he thinks LeBron James (illness) will be able to play Friday vs. the Pacers, and the Cavs are listing him as a game-time decision.

    Advice: James is dealing with a head cold and wasn't able to go through shootaround this morning, but it's encouraging that head coach Blatt feels he'll be able to give it a go. However, nothing is official just yet, so owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:49 pm
  • LeBron James (illness) questionable Friday
    LeBron James (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he is officially being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Owners will just have to hope James decides to give it a go tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. However, if he's forced to sit, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be asked to do the heavy lifting on offense, with guys like J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, James Jones, and Shawn Marion all seeing some increased opportunity. Irving, Love, and Smith would be the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:17 am
  • Wright On: Brandan blocks seven, scores 16
    Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Marcus Morris has an awful shooting game
    Marcus Morris made 1-of-11 from the field for two points with 13 rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 40 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: To make matters worse, Morris missed both attempts from the line to give him a true shooting percentage of 8.4. March has been a fiasco for his shooting, making just 33.3 percent from the field, which is even worse considering he's making 75.0 percent of his shots at the rim in that span. Awful shooting aside, Morris is still worth owning in standard leagues until Brandon Knight (ankle) gets back. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:48 pm
  • Kenneth Faried puts up big double-double
    Kenneth Faried double-doubled against the Rockets on Thursday with 19 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one block on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: The Nuggets sat him down on Monday and and there will be some level of risk of sitting him on the road in Miami on Friday night. Faried has really come on in his last five, averaging 19.2 points, 11.0 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.8 blocks on 58.5 percent from the field. He's a must-start player and we're expecting him to play on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • James Harden scores career-high 50 points
    James Harden scored a career-high 50 points against the Nuggets during a 118-108 win on Thursday, making 12-of-27 from the field and 22-of-25 from the line with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's just the fourth player to score 50 on 12 or less field goals in NBA history and is just the third player since 1985-86 to score at least 50 points on less than 45 percent from the field (Kobe Bryant three times and Kevin Durant once). Harden is also the first guard since 2009 to put up 50 points with double-digit rebounds (Dwyane Wade). The Beard added another game to his resume on his case for MVP tonight and has helped the Rockets get to within one game of catching the Grizzlies for the No. 2 seed. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:12 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • No rest day for any Denver players Thursday
    The Nuggets will not rest any of their guys for Thursday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari were rested during the Nuggets' last game on Monday, but everyone will be available to play tonight vs. the Rockets. Faried has played quite well since the departure of Brian Shaw, averaging 15.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game through the month of March, so make sure you have him active. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:45 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:48 am
  • DeMarre Carroll plays well in ugly loss
    DeMarre Carroll hit 5-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 3-pointers for 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's blowout loss at Golden State.

    Advice: Carroll has been hot in his last two games, averaging 16 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 3-pointers. Pick him up if he's still sitting out there on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
  • Boris Diaw racks up 18-6-5 line
    Boris Diaw got hot on Wednesday and had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal on 5-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Diaw's highest scoring game since way back on Dec. 22, so there's no reason to think he's going to suddenly start doing it on the regular. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • LeBron quiet in easy win over Nets
    LeBron James hit just 5-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, three rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Wednesday's easy win over the Nets.

    Advice: This was not one of Bron's better games, but at least he's playing instead of resting through a sore knee. Look for a bounce-back game on Friday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 12 on Wednesday
    Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench for 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting in 36 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He blew up for 21 points on Monday, so maybe he's getting ready to heat up. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • LeBron James (knee, wrist) will play vs. Nets
    LeBron James (knee, wrist) will play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cavs coach David Blatt is eager to improve his team's seeding, which lessens the likelihood of a DNP for LeBron, but we'll continue to monitor his status in the coming weeks -- he said after Tuesday's game, "Everything hurts, but I'm alright." The Nets are giving up 103.0 points over their past 10 games, the sixth most of any team, and LeBron should have a field day vs. their defense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:33 pm
  • Update: Elijah Millsap cleared to play
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been cleared to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wow. With Andre Drummond being cleared to play on Monday following a Saturday concussion, Millsap becomes the second player in the past week to be cleared in less than two days following his Monday concussion. Still, Rodney Hood has been amazing and Millsap is not a lock for big minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
  • Trevor Booker hopes to remain with Jazz
    Trevor Booker is hopeful that the Jazz will bring him back next season.

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