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  • Jared Dudley has awful shot in win
    Jared Dudley returned from his kneecap injury on Thursday, scoring two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had the worst shot you'll see all season with a backwards shot in the corner. We know that doesn't make sense, so click the link below to check it out. Dudley can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
    Today, 9:17 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores three points in 13 minutes
    O.J. Mayo returned to action against the Pacers on Thursday, scoring three points with one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He didn't look too bad considering his hamstring issue has bothered him for most of the post-break run. Still, Mayo is likely going to have a 20-minute cap for the next week or so. Keep him on the wire.
    Today, 9:09 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.
    Today, 7:47 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores 26 points in a loss
    C.J. Miles was the good version of himself against the Bucks on Thursday, making 7-of-14 from the field for 26 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He briefly left the game due to a leg injury and was able to return about seven minutes later in real time. Miles has been able to knock down 2.1 treys per game in his previous 16 games since the break, but he's been detrimental to most fantasy categories. Congrats if you streamed him on the light night.
    Today, 7:45 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Thursday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Mayo was limited to just six minutes when he returned to action on Tuesday, but head coach Jason Kidd said he'll "add minutes" for Mayo tonight. That's a pretty vague quote, but we doubt Mayo would see his minutes much higher than the 20s. With a tough matchup against the Pacers, and a lot of uncertainty around how much floor time Mayo will see tonight, he's not a great option in most leagues.
    Today, 3:28 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Dudley had some good stretches during the season, but his play has really fallen off during the month of March with averages of just 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game on 22.2 percent shooting from the field. He'll likely be eased back into the rotation, so it's safe to leave Dudley on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
    Today, 3:20 pm
  • Gary Neal (ankle) will not play on Friday
    Gary Neal (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: With Neal unavailable, the Wolves will again be forced to give heavy minutes to Andrew Wiggins, Chase Budinger, and Lorenzo Brown. With no clear return date in site, Neal belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Today, 2:12 pm
  • 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.
    Today, 12:41 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha feeling fine after return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) said he felt fine in his return on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Sefolosha played just seven minutes against the Magic in his first game since late-January, but was able to get through the game without any setbacks. With the playoffs on the horizon, the Hawks are likely to be cautious with Sefolosha's minutes so he can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.
    Today, 7:49 am
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 11:42 pm
  • Will Barton doesn't play in the fourth
    Will Barton did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with six points, five rebounds, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't the worst player on the team tonight and coach Melvin Hunt likely just went with some other guys down the stretch. It didn't work with the 76ers winning the fourth quarter 27-9, so at least Barton has that going for him. He should get some extra minutes with the Nuggets having a back-to-back set this weekend.
    Yesterday, 11:32 pm
  • Beno Udrih scores 15 in ugly loss
    Beno Udrih hit 7-of-10 shots for 15 points, two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's ugly loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: Mike Conley had 10 points and five dimes in 26 minutes, but Udrih got some garbage-time run when the Grizzlies fell into a 29-point hole in the third quarter.
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Henry Walker starts, hits four 3-pointers
    Henry Walker started for Dwyane Wade (knee) and hit 4-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points, four boards and two assists in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: James Ennis had six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench, and Tyler Johnson added 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 20 minutes. Wade is day-to-day with his injury, and we expect this trio to continue to chip in as long as he's out. Unfortunately, none of them can be trusted in fantasy, even when Wade is out.
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Tony Snell goes off in 18 minutes
    Tony Snell played 18 minutes on Wednesday against the Raptors with 17 points, one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's an efficient line from a guy who couldn't do much when the Bulls needed him. Snell is unlikely to be playing more than 20 minutes often now that the Bulls are healthy besides Derrick Rose (knee). Keep him on the wire.
    Yesterday, 9:44 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • Terrence Ross scores 16 points vs. Bulls
    Terrence Ross scored 16 points in 36 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday with one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field on offense, but this wasn't his best defensive effort. Ross is getting some extra playing time because Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams are getting more of their minutes at point guard, but Kyle Lowry (back) should be back at some point. If you're looking to add Ross, it shouldn't be based off this game alone.
    Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Shane Larkin invisible in ugly loss
    Shane Larkin hit just 1-of-2 shots for two points and two assists in 30 minutes of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He's getting minutes for the banged up and dreadful Knicks, but he is also dreadful. If you thought Tony Snell didn't do anything with his minutes for the Bulls, take a look at Larkin's game log.
    Yesterday, 9:01 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).
    Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha finally returns for Hawks
    Thabo Sefolosha finally returned from his calf injury and played seven scoreless minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's not going to have any fantasy value, but the Hawks will need his defense and experience in the playoffs. He hadn't played since Jan. 30.
    Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Courtney Lee will start, Jeff Green off bench
    Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats.
    Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Henry Walker starting, Beasley off bench
    Henry Walker will start against the Celtics on Wednesday with Michael Beasley coming off the bench.

    Advice: The Heat desperately need some scoring punch off the bench, so expect to see a lot of Beasley. He's also likely going to be a backup center fort Miami tonight. Walker is still a low-end option with Beasley offering the higher upside.
    Yesterday, 4:15 pm
  • Gary Neal won't play on Wednesday
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and Neal could miss more games. Keep him on the wire. Meanwhile, Lorenzo Brown and Chase Budinger will help carry the bench -- Brown could start again tonight, though.
    Yesterday, 3:58 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) expects to play Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Jared Dudley is questionable for Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did go through practice, but that doesn't mean much because he went through practice on Monday and missed Tuesday's game. Dudley can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • O.J. Mayo is probable to play Thursday
    O.J. Mayo is probable to play against the Pacers on Thursday after going through practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played just six minutes on Tuesday in his return to the lineup. The Bucks are unlikely to play Mayo more than 10-12 minutes on Thursday, so keep him on the wire.
    Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies.
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will play on Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through shootaround and will play on Wednesday vs. the Magic as expected.

    Advice: After a 23-game absence, Sefolosha is finally back to bolster Atlanta's bench rotation. Expect the Hawks to ease him back into action tonight, and just to be clear, he still belongs on the wire in just about all leagues at the moment.
    Yesterday, 8:20 am
  • Will Barton would like to remain a Nugget
    Will Barton is hoping to stick around with the Nuggets beyond this season.

    Advice: "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend Barton a qualifying offer in the summer that estimates to be around $1.1 million, and if he accepts it would make him a restricted free agent. Barton has played well in Denver and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer in just over 26 minutes per game over his last five, making him a viable asset in deeper leagues.
    Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scoreless in return
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned to action on Tuesday, going scoreless with two rebounds and one assist in six minutes vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He didn't check in until the end of the third quarter, presumably because Jason Kidd wanted more offensive weapons on the court with his Bucks trailing by seven points. Mayo has suffered a few setbacks with his hamstring in recent weeks and fantasy owners should view him with skepticism as long as he's playing limited minutes off the bench.
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) a game-time decision
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: The Bucks will make a decision on Mayo after he goes through warm-ups, but even if he is able to go, he'll likely be on a minutes restriction which will really limit his upside. Mayo belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out Tuesday vs. Miami
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Dudley is inching his way closer to making a return after going through a full practice on Monday, but today will not be the day. He wasn't playing well before going down, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) probable for Wednesday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through a full practice on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha has missed the past 23 games, so he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. However, as long as Kyle Korver is healthy, Sefolosha belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:35 pm
  • Gary Neal (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Gary Neal (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: If Neal is unable to go on Wednesday, expect Chase Budinger, Lorenzo Brown, and Sean Kilpatrick to get some extended run. Budinger has been playing very well lately, scoring in double figures in his last six outings while offering some assists, steals, and 3-pointers, and he's worth a look in standard leagues with the Wolves running with just seven healthy bodies in the rotation.
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
  • 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
  • Thabo Sefolosha inching closer to return
    Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer said Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is getting closer to a return.

    Advice: "Thabo is very close," Budenholzer said. "He had a very good workout today. I think we’ll see how his calf responds to that. If everything is in a good place. I’ll just leave it as he is very, very close." While Thabo's return will put a dent in the fantasy value of Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder, he can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as the Hawks are likely to limit his minutes after a two-month layoff.
    Tuesday, 7:20 am
  • Tony Snell plays 16 minutes, doesn't score
    Tony Snell played 16 minutes and didn't score on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Snell can be dropped basically everywhere. He'll need to work on scoring off the dribble in the offseason.
    Monday, 9:03 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • Larkin just can't get it done despite 44 mins
    Shane Larkin logged 44 minutes in Monday's loss, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists and one block.

    Advice: Larkin just isn't any good for fantasy leagues in Derek Fisher's system, so no matter how many minutes he gets he is deep league asset at best.
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • C.J. Miles makes 3-of-16 from the field
    C.J. Miles made 3-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Monday for six points with two rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He missed all eight shots from deep. Miles is the ultimate boom-or-bust player and he's one of the best bets if you had to guess a player was going to shoot below 25 percent from the game. Of course, he could drop 25 his next time out. He is what he is.
    Monday, 7:06 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
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy.
    Monday, 3:08 pm
  • Shane Larkin will start on Monday night
    Shane Larkin will start next to Langston Galloway on Monday night.

    Advice: This is interesting because the Knicks are putting their two active point guards in the starting lineup without a real backup point behind them. They are only dressing nine players with Ricky Ledo, Lance Thomas, Andrea Bargnani, Jason Smith, Quincy Acy, Cole Aldrich and Lou Amundson as the others. Larkin starting is a slight boost for his floor and ceiling in fantasy tonight.
    Monday, 2:53 pm
  • Jared Dudley questionable for Tuesday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Monday and could return after missing most of the second half due to an issue with his kneecap. Dudley would take minutes away from Ersan Ilyasova, but Ghosface Ilya is still worth owning in all leagues.
    Monday, 12:37 pm
  • O.J. Mayo is questionable for Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: Even if he does return, the Bucks are unlikely to give him more than minutes in the teens. Mayo is not worth owning in almost any league. Tyler Ennis should remain in the rotation while Jerryd Bayless gets some extra run.
    Monday, 12:36 pm
  • 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
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) close to a return
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is "very, very close" to a return.

    Advice: His 6-8 week timetable is almost up from his injury back in January. The Hawks gave most of his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, so expect those guys to play a little less when the Hawks have a full roster. Although, they'll be resting players a lot more. Keep Sefolosha on the wire in most leagues.
    Monday, 11:10 am
  • Gary Neal will not play on Monday night
    Gary Neal (ankle) will not play on Monday against Utah.

    Advice: This was expected after he sprained his ankle on Sunday. Chase Budinger will likely see additional minutes without Neal available.
    Monday, 9:05 am
  • Gary Neal sprains left ankle, will not return
    Gary Neal sprained his left ankle on Sunday and he's not expected to travel with the Wolves for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Neal just returned from a four-game absence and it's possible that this latest issue will cost him some time on the shelf. Expect Chase Budinger to see an uptick in minutes off the bench for the shorthanded Wolves if Neal misses any additional action.
    Sunday, 6:04 pm
  • Will Barton chips in across the board Sunday
    Will Barton had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench vs. Orlando on Sunday.

    Advice: Randy Foye was out with a stomach illness, setting up Barton for a solid game but instead he played only 25 minutes, much of which came during garbage time. He has had a few offensive explosions since the All-Star break and does just enough to hold steady late-round value in most leagues.
    Sunday, 5:59 pm
  • 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.
    Sunday, 4:47 pm
  • Henry Walker shoots 0-of-6 in blowout loss
    Heat F Henry Walker missed all six of his shot attempts vs. the Thunder, finishing scoreless with four rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: More than three-quarters of Walker's shots come from beyond the arc, which makes him especially prone to boom-or-bust games offensively. He's foul-prone and has scored 10+ points just once in the month of March, so there's no reason to own him despite his steady minutes in Erik Spoelstra's second unit.
    Sunday, 3:02 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) and Mayo (hamstring) out
    Jared Dudley (knee) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) remain out indefinitely.

    Advice: Neither guy will play on Sunday, of course, and their absence leaves extra playing time available for Tyler Ennis, Jerryd Bayless, Ersan Ilyasova and others. Ilyasova is the best bet for reliable value, though Bayless is also worth a glance for deep-league owners seeking guard help. Dudley and Mayo both belong on the waiver wire until a return date is announced.
    Sunday, 12:14 pm
  • Tony Snell struggles again
    Tony Snell made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with two boards and four assists against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: With Jimmy Butler (elbow) on schedule to return this week, Snell is someone most fantasy owners should be looking to drop. He was a disappointment overall with his added playing time, averaging 9.3 points, 3.9 boards, 0.8 steals and 1.5 treys on 40.7 percent from the field in his previous 20 starts this season.
    Saturday, 7:36 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • C.J. Miles scores 14 points vs. Nets
    C.J. Miles made 5-of-11 from the field for 14 points with six boards and four 3-pointers during a 123-111 loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He scored his first 12 points on 150.0 effective field goal percentage, but fizzled out making just 1-of-7 the rest of the way. Miles could be in line for more minutes, but Rodney Stuckey's calf injury sounds minor. Paul George (leg) could also return soon and take minutes from him. If he's on the wire, there's no need to be too aggressive in grabbing him.
    Saturday, 7:23 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) will not play Saturday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday due to a right hand sprain.

    Advice: That means the Grizzlies will have their third different combo on the wings with Tony Allen and Jeff Green likely to start next to each other. Lee isn't too involved in the offense and only has a 15.1 usage rate, so there won't be too many extra shots to go around. That said, Green and Allen are worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Gary Neal probable to play on Sunday
    Gary Neal (hand) is probable to play against the Hornets.

    Advice: He has been out since last Sunday due to a hand injury and it sounds like he'll be back for the home game. The Wolves were so thin on Thursday that they signed Sean Kilpatrick while Lorenzo Brown also played 26 minutes. If Neal can go, he'll be worth a look in deeper leagues. If he's on the wire, you can probably keep him their with the Wolves being extra cautious with injuries.
    Saturday, 3:16 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out for Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is out against the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He is on the tail end of his 6-8 week prognosis for a strained calf back in January. The Hawks have given his minutes to Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore, who both played well in that past couple months. While Sefolosha may cause those two to lose playing time, Bazemore and Schroder should see more minutes with the Hawks having their magic number at three to clinch home court and ready to rest their starters.
    Saturday, 1:32 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out for Sunday night
    J.J. Barea sprained his left ankle at practice on Saturday and will not play against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel, so he could miss Tuesday at home against the Spurs. With Barea out, Devin Harris should play more and Monta Ellis should get a little more ball-handling chances. Barea is not worth owning in most leagues.
    Saturday, 12:29 pm
  • Barton quiet but still versatile on Friday
    Will Barton scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: If Barton can rack up the money stats like this on bad nights he'll be set, and he's still pushing top-70 value this past week despite two low-minute outings in a row. He'll probably need some injuries ahead of him to feel good about his role, but consistency isn't an issue as he has been a top 90-100 player for 16 games now.
    Friday, 10:21 pm
  • Larkin scores 13 points with six boards
    Shane Larkin scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: This level of production has been his high water mark and owners need to see a lot more of this before considering an add.
    Friday, 8:00 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out Friday vs. OKC
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: With both Thabo and Kyle Korver (nose) out for Friday's game, Kent Bazemore will get another game with the starting unit. He's averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game on 37.9 percent shooting as a starter for the Hawks, but with a tough matchup against OKC, he makes for a risky option in most leagues.
    Friday, 9:14 am
  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Friday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn, and he is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With Dudley out, Ersan Ilyasova will likely continue to see his minutes in the 30s, with Giannis Antetokounmpo getting all the run he can handle. Dudley belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Friday, 8:26 am
  • Mayo (hamstring), Dudley (back) out Friday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) and Jared Dudley (back) have been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Nets, and both players are without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With both Mayo and Dudley unavailable, Giannis Antetokounmpo will get all the run he can handle with Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis seeing extending minutes off the bench. Bayless can be viewed as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues, but Ennis doesn't offer much value at all. Mayo and Dudley can be cut in all leagues.
    Friday, 8:09 am
  • Will Barton slows down on Thursday
    Will Barton scored just three points with five rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on 1-of-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

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

    Advice: This will be Neal's fourth-straight game on the sidelines, and his absence will translate to more minutes for guys like Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, and Chase Budinger. Budinger has scored in double figures in his previous three outings, so he's worth a look as a streamer option in deep leagues.
    Thursday, 3:30 pm
  • Gary Neal (hand) questionable for Thursday
    Gary Neal (hand) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Neal has missed the Timberwolves' past three games, and if he's again unable to go tonight, there will be more minutes for Kevin Martin and Zach LaVine. Stay tuned.
    Thursday, 11:34 am
  • Tony Snell scores 14 with eight boards
    Tony Snell played a game-high 40 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday during a 103-86 win, scoring 14 points with eight boards, one assist and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a really ugly run about two weeks ago, Snell has it going. In his last five, he's averaged 14.0 points, 5.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.8 treys on 40.0 percent from the field. Jimmy Butler (elbow) could be back this weekend, so Snell is going to be a popular drop candidate even with this big game.
    Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    Player Note
    Tony Snell Chi - SG,SF
  • Terrence Ross scores 15 despite back injury
    Terrence Ross, who left Monday's game with a back injury, played 29 minutes and scored 15 points with three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's literally all he did (outside of one assists and one turnover), and he's burned most of us enough that he's not on many rosters right now. He is a starter for the Raptors, though, and if he gets hot, he will be worth a look. But we need to see him do this a couple more times before thinking about making a move on him.
    Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) targets return Sunday
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is targeting a return vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: He advanced to 3-of-3 workouts during Wednesday's practice and should return this weekend as long as there are no setbacks. Kent Bazemore and Shelvin Mack are currently filling in at SG with Kyle Korver (nose) out of commission, so Sefolosha's return will be eagerly welcomed by the top-seeded Hawks.
    Wednesday, 4:57 pm
  • Gary Neal (hand) won't play vs. Toronto
    Gary Neal (hand) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful so this shouldn't catch fantasy owners by surprise, and his absence means extra opportunities for Kevin Martin and Zach LaVine. Neal has had a few explosive scoring games for the Wolves but he belongs on the waiver wire until we see him producing.
    Wednesday, 4:00 pm
  • Terrence Ross (back) will play on Wednesday
    Terrence Ross (back) will play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not return on Monday due to back spasms. Ross had a 20-point game on Mar. 8, but he hasn't hit double-digit points in any of his last four games. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. James Johnson isn't as attractive with Ross back.
    Wednesday, 2:54 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.
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) completes 3-on-3 work
    Thabo Sefolosha (calf) went through some 3-on-3 work at practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered a calf strain back on Jan. 30 and was expected to be out 6-8 weeks, so he's within that target window right now. The Hawks could use Sefolosha right now with Kyle Korver out and the team likely to rest players through the season. Until Thabo gets back, it'll be Kent Bazemore getting minutes.
    Wednesday, 1:28 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) won't play Wednesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely out for a while and the Bucks won't be rushing him back. Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis will benefit most with Bayless holding much more fantasy value. Mayo can be dropped basically everywhere.
    Wednesday, 11:34 am
  • Jared Dudley (back spasms) out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been on the injury report for a knee injury, so chances are we won't be seeing Dudley on the court anytime soon now that he has another injury. Since he went down last month, Ersan Ilyasova has really stepped up and is worth a look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
  • Gary Neal (hand) is doubtful for Wednesday
    Gary Neal (hand) is doubtful to play vs. the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves will likely be shorthanded vs. the Raptors, meaning Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger will have their hands full on the wings tonight. Neal doesn't really fit into Minnesota's plans moving forward, and he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
    Wednesday, 9:51 am
  • J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic
    J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He does have a fever, but Barea was able to go through shootaround and he will likely resume his normal role off the Dallas bench. That being said, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of points and assists.
    Wednesday, 9:05 am
  • Beno Udrih dishes nine assists as starter
    Beno Udrih started Tuesday's game in place of Mike Conley (ankle), finishing with nine points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, nine assists and one block.

    Advice: Udrih played 30 minutes while Nick Calathes added four points and three assists in 18 minutes as the Grizzlies' default backup PG. Neither guy is a palatable fantasy option with Conley day-to-day, though Udrih is a decent spot-starter if Conley does miss more games.
    Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) not with team Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, as he's in Milwaukee receiving treatment.

    Advice: Mayo's hamstring has bothered him for weeks and he may have aggravated it in just seven minutes of action on Saturday. Whether he'll return for Wednesday's home game is unclear, but his inability to stay healthy rules him out as a fantasy option at this critical juncture of the season.
    Tuesday, 4:26 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Wed.
    Jared Dudley (knee) won't play vs. New Orleans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's back in Milwaukee receiving treatment and Jason Kidd said that Dudley was "struggling to move" on Monday, so there are no guarantees that he'll return to the lineup for Wednesday's home game vs. the Spurs. Dudley had a few nice stretches this season but he now belongs on the wavier wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:23 pm
  • Elijah Millsap (concussion) out Wednesday
    Elijah Millsap (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Washington.

    Advice: Millsap could be sidelined for as long as week as he recovers from his concussion, and Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will be the primary beneficiaries with Millsap sidelined. Hood has been on fire, and is well worth a look in all leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Tuesday, 4:03 pm
  • J.J. Barea (illness) misses practice Tuesday
    J.J. Barea (illness) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to go, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo would be forced into heavy minutes with Devin Harris (illness) also looking unlikely. Raymond Felton would have the opportunity to see some increased minutes off the bench, but he's not going to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in any league as a reserve for the Mavericks. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 11:14 am
  • Elijah Millsap (concussion) may miss a week
    Elijah Millsap could be out anywhere from a few days to a week after suffering a concussion during Monday's game.

    Advice: With Millsap possibly looking at an extended absence, he should not be owned in any league. Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles will likely see their minutes increased with Millsap on the shelf, and Hood makes for an excellent pickup in standard leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
    Tuesday, 11:05 am
  • Elijah Millsap suffers a concussion
    Elijah Millsap suffered a concussion on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be going through the concussion protocol and is unlikely to play on Wednesday. With Millsap out, red-hot Rodney Hood is even more attractive in standard leagues.
    Mar 16, 9:57 pm
  • Barton versatile despite lower-volume output
    Will Barton scored five points on 1-of-5 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Barton's field goal attempts were down in a decidedly Memphis-style game, but he flashed his trademark versatility to save his night. He's averaging 13.4 points, 1.0 treys, 4.5 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks while hitting 47.1 percent from the field and 78.8 percent from the line over his last 14 games. That's good for top 75-80 value in a decently-sized sample in standard leagues and that's before we get to the injury prone folks surrounding him in the rotation. Sleep on Barton at your own risk.
    Mar 16, 7:50 pm
  • Terrence Ross (back) doesn't return
    Terrence Ross is dealing with back spasms and did not return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He played just 21 minutes with nine points and three 3-pointers. With Ross out, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson will likely get more run. Lou Williams may also benefit.
    Mar 16, 6:54 pm
  • Jared Dudley sent home to deal w/ knee injury
    Jared Dudley (knee) was sent home to receive treatment on his injury.

    Advice: Dudley "is struggling to move" according to coach Jason Kidd, and hopefully it's not a recurrence of what the veteran dealt with during his tenure with the Clippers. Dudley hasn't played more than 25 minutes since March 7, and he's been wildly ineffective all month with averages of just 2.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists on 22.2 percent shooting. Feel free to move on if you haven't already.
    Mar 16, 10:37 am
  • OJ Mayo (hamstring) sent home with injury
    OJ Mayo (hamstring) was sent home for treatment.

    Advice: Jason Kidd made the decision, and it doesn't sound like Mayo is close to returning after Kidd said the shooting guard is "struggling." Hamstring injuries tend to linger, and it sounds like Mayo may have come back too quickly from his latest aggravation. This is going to be an issue for the remainder of the season, leaving Mayo's upside severely capped in any format.
    Mar 16, 10:33 am
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