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  • Tony Allen (hamstring) probable for Game 2
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is listed as probable for Game 2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Allen played well in his return to action on Sunday, contributing four points, three boards, two assists, three steals and one block in 25 minutes. He also managed to avoid any setbacks and should fill a similar role as the Grizzlies look to take a decisive 2-0 series lead. Rotoworld.com
    20 minutes ago
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) out Tues, maybe more
    Chandler Parsons (knee) will not play in Game 2 on Tuesday and coach Rick Carlisle admitted that he may miss more games.

    Advice: When asked whether Parsons could miss the remainder of the first round, Carlisle replied, "That does loom as a possibility ... I'm concerned." Richard Jefferson will start in place of Parsons at small forward, and Al-Farouq Aminu should also pick up extra minutes off the Mavs' bench. Parsons will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:12 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • David Lee (back) expected to miss Game 3
    David Lee (back) is not expected to play in Game 3 on Thursday.

    Advice: He is listed as "out" on the Warriors' injury report as he continues to rest his strained lower back. It's an easily-aggravated injury so his absence isn't surprising, especially with Draymond Green and Marreese Speights ably handling the PF position. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Morris twins charged with felony assault
    Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris have been charged with felony aggravated assault following an incident on January 24 at a local recreation center in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Advice: The Morris twins and three other men allegedly assaulted 36-year-old Erik Hood at the Nin Mason Pulliam Recreation Center after a he sent "an inappropriate text message" to the Morris twins' mother, and their first court appearance is scheduled for May 7. These are some serious charges that the Morris twins are facing, and under Arizona law, aggravated assault can carry a sentence of 5-15 years in prison. Needless to say, this is a story we'll be following very closely this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:49 pm
  • Arron Afflalo questionable for Game 2 on Wed
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: "If I can help in any way, whether it be 70 percent, 80 percent… I’m gonna get out there and do it," said Afflalo. He also added that if he can't go on Wednesday, he will almost certainly play in Game 3 on Saturday, and it sounds like he'll be a game-time decision for Game 2. He's not going to be 100 percent, but the Blazers could use all the help they can get right now, especially considering how much C.J. McCollum struggled through Game 1. When Afflalo returns to the lineup, he'll take away minutes from McCollum, and Allen Crabbe may fall out of the rotation entirely. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:56 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Arron Afflalo says goal is to play in Game 2
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) said that his goal is to play in Game 2 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Afflalo stopped short of saying that he would actually play on Wednesday, but we'll likely get another update on his status following Tuesday's practice. It sounds like he could be headed for the dreaded game-time call on Wednesday, but if he is able to go, he'll take away minutes from C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:48 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Nikola Mirotic (quad) likely doubtful Thurs
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that they will wait to see how Nikola Mirotic (quad strain) responds to treatment before giving an official timetable on his return.

    Advice: Thibodeau added that if the Bulls had a game tonight, Mirotic would not play, but he did not want to speculate on his availability for Thursday. Mirotic will be getting treatment on his left quad strain and swollen knee 2-3 times a day, and he was spotted moving around very gingerly during Tuesday's practice, with his left leg heavily wrapped. On a positive note, Thibodeau said that Mirotic does not have a concussion, but it's looking like he's not going to be available for Game 3. Taj Gibson will be the primary beneficiary if Mirotic is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:32 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Mirza Teletovic (lungs) probable for Game 2
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) is being listed as probable for Game 2 against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Teletovic had earlier been ruled out for Game 2, but after going through a full practice on Monday, it sounds like he's going to try to give it a go on Wednesday. He's likely to have his minutes held in check, as he hasn't seen any game-time action since January 22, so he's not going to be a strong fantasy play. His minutes will likely come at the expense of Earl Clark. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Bulls bracing for serious Mirotic injury
    Early indications on Nikola Mirotic's left quad strain are that it is serious, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.

    Advice: While we're still awaiting updates, it's sounding like Mirotic could end up missing some time with his left quad strain. The good news for Miro and the Bulls is that he'll have two days to rest before Thursday's Game 3, but we'll be scouring news reports for updates on the situation. If Mirotic is forced to miss time, TaJ Gibson, Jimmy Butler, and Mike Dunleavy would all see a boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:57 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Lakers mixed on re-signing Wes Johnson
    The Lakers reportedly have mixed feelings on retaining Wes Johnson.

    Advice: While Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal to return to the Lakers, the team is reportedly concerned about the on-going inconsistencies in the 27-year-old's game. Lakers head coach Byron Scott still thinks Johnson can be one of the league's top defenders, but the Lakers will have other priorities as they head into free agency. We should have some clarity on the situation when Johnson becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but there's a good chance that clarity will come in another city besides Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 am
  • Wolves expect Kevin Garnett back in 2015-16
    Wolves head coach and president Flip Saunders said he expects Kevin Garnett to return for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: KG is set to become a free agent on July 1, but Saunders expects the veteran to remain in Minnesota for his 20th NBA season. While it's a bit of a surprise to see the 38-year-old planning to return for another season, he is likely to transition to a front office or ownership role with the Timberwolves so it makes sense for him to remain with the team. If Garnett does indeed return for another season, he's more or less off the fantasy radar as he's too unreliable to depend on outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Chandler Parsons misses Tuesday shootaround
    Chandler Parsons (knee) was not present at shootaround on Tuesday.

    Advice: While we already knew Parsons would be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 2, this certainly isn't good news for his availability. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he wouldn't have an update on Parsons until the evening, so we'll have to wait to see if Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will get increased run in the event that Parsons is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:36 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Greg Monroe said Pistons are still an option
    Greg Monroe said returning to the Pistons is still a viable option in free agency.

    Advice: While Monroe had previously been thought to be on his way out of town once he becomes a free agent this summer, he said the Pistons are a frontrunner to sign him. "I have ties here; I have been here my whole (adult) life," Monroe said. "They drafted me, so of course I am going to listen to them with the same ear as I listen to everybody else. They have the upper hand." The Pistons can offer Monroe the most money this summer, but he's also spoken about meeting with the Knicks once free agency begins so we'll just have to wait and see what happens here. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:06 am
  • Caron Butler wants to return to Pistons
    Caron Butler said he would like to return to the Detroit Pistons next season.

    Advice: The ball is in the Pistons' court as the team holds a $4.5 million option on the 35-year-old, but Butler said he'd like to be back in Detroit next year. "I'm in a good situation," he said. "I like where we're at. I like what we've been able to accomplish, being better than we were prior, and I feel like I've got my fingerprints all over these guys. So it's a great opportunity to come back and continue the thing on." While Butler provided veteran leadership to the Pistons, his 2014-15 season averages of 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds will limit his fantasy potential to the deepest of leagues in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:52 am
  • Nikola Mirotic awaiting evaluation Tuesday
    Nikola Mirotic (left quad strain) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday morning.

    Advice: Mirotic left Monday's game following multiple scuffles with Zaza Pachulia and is dealing with a swollen left knee and potentially a concussion. "Hopefully it won't be anything serious," teammate Pau Gasol said. "I think Zaza had a couple of bad plays, not basketball plays. He got penalized with technicals, but just got to protect players." Mirotic will have two days to rest up before Game 3 on Thursday, but Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy, and Jimmy Butler would all see a boost in minutes if Miro is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:58 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Klay, Curry combine for 48 points in G2 win
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Warriors' 97-87 Game 2 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Thompson and Stephen Curry (22 points, four boards, six assists, three treys) continued to play like one of the most electric backcourts of a generation, even if Curry did get dinged on his efficiency a bit with 9-of-21 makes from the field and five turnovers. Remember when Mark Jackson called this the best shooting backcourt of all time? That might be the most insightful thing he has ever said. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Draymond Green everywhere in Game 2 win
    Draymond Green scored 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Monday's Game 2 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Green looked hobbled at times and that's something for folks to keep an eye on, and the Warriors will want to waste no time dispatching the Pelicans so he can get some time to rest up. Otherwise, it was a podium-worthy game for the heart and soul of the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Brow's huge line not enough against GSW
    Anthony Davis scored 26 points on 9-of-22 shooting (8-of-8 FTs) with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks over 45 minutes in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Davis is carrying his team and there are certainly some warts but in terms of overall development, this playoff experience has been an overwhelming positive for him. He'll look to force the series back to Oakland with a win in Game 3 on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Anderson continues to struggle for NO
    Ryan Anderson hit 1-of-5 shots and played just nine minutes in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Anderson has been ice-cold since returning from his knee injury and he'll eventually get it turned around, but one has to wonder if it will happen this year or not. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (quad) has a limp following game
    Nikola Mirotic (left quad strain) had a limp following Monday's game against the Bucks

    Advice: He also had swelling in his knee and may have suffered a concussion. Mirotic had treatment and was able to limp around under his own power. He said he's a little concerned about his leg, but the good news is that the Bulls are off until Thursday. If he's out, Taj Gibson, Mike Dunleavy and Jimmy Butler will play a little more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:15 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Nikola Mirotic suffers a leg injury on Monday
    Nikola Mirotic suffered a leg injury on Monday against the Bucks and did not return.

    Advice: He walked to the locker room under his own power after bumping into O.J. Mayo. Mirotic was checked out on the bench before going to the locker room. There was only one minute left in the game, so maybe he's not dealing with anything major. He finished with eight points, four boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:28 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) is extremely sore
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is extremely sore on Monday and could be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

    Advice: The good news is that his knee didn't swell up like it did last time. Parsons had some swelling in his knee following his injury on Apr. 2, so at least this aggravation isn't as bad. If Parsons can't go, the Mavs are really going to have a tough time containing James Harden because of all the fouls he'll draw. Richard Jefferson would start and one would think Al-Farouq Aminu would get more minutes because of the matchup. We'll have an update on Parsons tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mirza Teletovic looking good in practice
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) went through practice on Monday.

    Advice: He is still very unlikely to play on Wednesday, but this is fantastic news. Teletovic has been practicing since Friday and he's cleared to play in games. If he does play, he'll likely take some minutes away from Mason Plumlee or maybe Markel Brown with the Nets tweaking their rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:36 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Parsons, Harris both questionable for Game 2
    Updating a previous item, Chandler Parsons (knee) and Devin Harris (toe) are both questionable for Game 2 vs. Houston.

    Advice: Parsons admitted to his knee giving out on him during Game 1, something that was pretty noticeable to anyone watching as he battled with a limp for the duration of the contest. Harris, on the other hand, aggravated his toe injury in Game 1 and was forced out of action. If both guys are on the sidelines, it would mean Richard Jefferson is likely to start with increased minutes for Al-Farouq Aminu. As for Harris' absence, that would open the door for more J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Report: Arron Afflalo could return for Game 2
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) could return for Game 2 vs. Memphis, according to CSNNW.

    Advice: "Yeah, I'm good," Afflalo said when asked if he'd be ready for the next contest. All the Blazers have said was that he participated in some portions of practice on Sunday, and with players notoriously optimistic about their recoveries, especially in the playoffs, we're going to need to see harder news before declaring AA ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Kevin Garnett preparing to return next season
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is going through the work to prepare to play next season.

    Advice: All signs point to Garnett returning, so we'd be surprised if he didn't work out a new contract with the Wolves to extend his stay as a player-coach before moving into the team's front office. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:43 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Chandler Parsons aggravates knee in Game 1
    Chandler Parsons aggravated his knee injury in the Mavericks Game 1 loss, and he's questionable to play in Game 2 vs. Houston on Tuesday.

    Advice: "I just landed and I felt some pain," he said. "My leg just kind of gave out on me. I couldn’t really shake it. It didn’t feel great." Parsons then added, "Something happened when I landed and it was real painful. We have a lot of work to do here and I hope it doesn’t swell up overnight." Parsons is obviously not right, and he's unlikely to be 100 percent at any point in the opening round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:06 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) looks good in return
    Tony Allen (hamstring) played through pain on Sunday, finishing a lopsided home victory with four points on 2-of-3 shooting, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He hadn't played in three weeks so tonight's line was an encouraging return to form, especially since he remained on the court with the victory sealed in the fourth quarter. Allen is worth a look if you're targeting steals in a fantasy-playoffs league, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:52 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will play in Game 1
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is a go for Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: With Allen active, he'll take away some minutes from Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Vince Carter. Allen spent the last nine games of the season on the sidelines, so he may have his minutes limited tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:41 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) out for Game 1
    Updating a previous report, Arron Afflalo (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Game 1 against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Terry Stotts said that Afflalo is getting better every day, and that he's getting his range of motion back, so it sounds like he's getting close to being available. However, he’ll be forced to spend Game 1 on the sidelines, and it'll be Allen Crabbe and C.J. McCollum being asked to fill the void in his absence, with McCollum offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:34 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Afflalo (shoulder) going through warmups
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) was spotted going through a pregame workout at full speed, and it's looking like he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Afflalo is still being listed as doubtful, but the fact that he's going through a workout at full speed is certainly a positive sign. He's currently in the second week of his initial 1-2 week timetable, so there is a chance he takes the floor tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If he is able to play, C.J. McCollum's value would take a sizable hit, and Allen Crabbe may fall entirely out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:28 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Draymond Green (ankle) limited in practice
    Draymond Green rolled his ankle during Game 1 on Saturday and was limited during Sunday's practice, but head coach Steve Kerr said it's not a big deal.

    Advice: The Warriors had a light practice today, and there's nothing suggesting this will cause Draymond to miss any time. He logged 42 minutes on Saturday and filled up the stat sheet, so he'll be a quality daily league target for Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:34 pm
  • David Lee (back) out for Game 2 on Monday
    David Lee (back) will remain sidelined for Game 2 against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut will play extended minutes with Lee unavailable, with Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. However, Ezeli and Speights combined for a total of four minutes during Game 1, so there are no guarantees they play significant minutes during Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:18 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will play on Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though he is still listed as a game-time decision.

    Advice: This is exciting news for the Grizzlies considering Allen has missed their last nine games, but he will be back in the rotation tonight. His minutes will likely be held in check for obvious reasons, but his return could reduce the workload of Courtney Lee, Jeff Green (back) and Vince Carter. Check back for an update closer to tip-off to confirm that Allen is indeed active. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Chandler Parsons looks fine following injury
    Chandler Parsons battled a knee injury against the Rockets on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, six boards, two assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Houston crowd must have remembered Parsons' famous picture with Mark Cuban over the summer when he signed a contract because they booed him throughout the game. Additionally, Parsons missed about 10 minutes in real time due to an aggravation to his knee injury, but he looked fine once he came back. The Mavs went in with a plan to monitor Parsons' minutes, but he likely would have been around 40 had he not missed time. The good news for Parsons is that he's off until Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:23 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons returns to action vs. HOU
    Chandler Parsons went to the locker room in the second quarter on Saturday and has returned to action.

    Advice: He threw down an emphatic slam in transition, but didn't look right following that play. Parsons walked back without a significant limp and he's likely just dealing with some soreness to his knee, which kept him out of action since Apr. 4. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:35 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five in 13 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic played 13 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with five points, five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played most of his minutes at small forward tonight, which continues to be a problem area for him. Taj Gibson did have a minor knee strain issue, but there's been no concern since the game ended. Mirotic will be seeing playing time in the teens while the Bulls are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:57 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Mavs have a plan for Chandler Parsons' mins
    Coach Rick Carlisle said "there's a plan in place" for Chandler Parsons' playing time on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said his conditioning isn't up to par, so we're not expecting him to play more than 30 minutes in his first game back. He's going to start and should still be able to put up a decent line against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:10 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Draymond Green flirts with a 5x5 in win
    Draymond Green stuffed the stat sheet against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 12 boards, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Up until the last five minutes of the game, Green did a great job on Anthony Davis. Green only played 30.3 minutes per game in March and April, so he's clearly set for a major bump in playing time. He had his coming out party in the postseason last year and he could take yet another big step forward this time around. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 21 points in Game 1
    Klay Thompson scored 21 points against the Pelicans on Saturday with one rebound, three assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He missed two clutch free throws late, which statistically only has a 1.4 percent chance of happening based on his season free throw percentage of 87.9. The Warriors only made 61.8 percent from the line today, which is well below their season average of 76.8 percent. Thompson didn't have a great game, but his teammates picked him up. It'll be the other way around at some point in this postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:08 pm
  • Playoff Brow Engaged: Anthony Davis scores 35
    Anthony Davis' terrific game wasn't enough against the Warriors during a 106-99 loss on Saturday, scoring 35 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He scored 20 points in 12 fourth-quarter minutes and his advanced stats were truly awesome. In that frame, he had a true shooting percentage of 79.1, a usage rate of 42.8 and a net rating of 44.0, which made this game fairly close after it looked to be over in the third. The Pelicans need to give him the ball more or else they'll be out of the playoffs in four games. That's even more true with Tyreke Evans (knee) suffering a knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • Ryan Anderson has brutal shooting game
    Ryan Anderson made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Pelicans just couldn't get anything out of their other big men besides Anthony Davis. It does make a lot of sense to add some spacing to their offense and put Ryno in the starting lineup, but Quincy Pondexter actually did a decent job in that regard today. Anderson will need to play better on defense to earn more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:18 pm
  • Arron Afflalo listed as doubtful for Sunday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is that he's getting closer and is even getting his shots up on Friday, but Afflalo might need two weeks to heal from his shoulder strain suffered on Apr. 9. C.J. McCollum will benefit most even if the Blazers opt to go with Allen Crabbe as the starter, which could definitely happen. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:24 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

    Advice: "I feel alright," Allen said. "I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I want to be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm having." Allen is a warrior and it will take a lot for him to miss Sunday's game, so we expect to see him out there. We will consider him a game-time decision for now, but we should know more after shootaround. If Allen continues to sit out, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will have to step up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:58 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Update: Chandler Parsons will start Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Chandler Parsons (knee) said that he will definitely be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said he had no setbacks after practicing in full on Friday, and the Mavericks will be thrilled to see him back after he missed the last six games of the season. His minutes might be held in check, but he is expected to spend some time defending James Harden. Richard Jefferson moves to the bench following this news while Al-Farouq Aminu should see a decreased role. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:48 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) expected to start Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is expected to be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He missed the final six games of the regular season due to pain and swelling in his knee, but it looks like he is ready to go after going through a full practice on Friday, Parsons will likely have to spend some time defending James Harden, but his minutes will likely be held in check as he regains his conditioning. Owners in daily leagues should probably avoid him for now. Richard Jefferson will move to the bench Saturday, while Al-Farouq Aminu will play less as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • David Lee (back) out for Game 1 vs. NO
    David Lee (back) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: That means Festus Ezeli should be in the rotation along with Marreese Speights. Lee's back injury kept him out of action on Wednesday and the Warriors won't need him to kick off the first round. Draymond Green's minutes may also go up slightly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) goes through a workout
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) went through a workout on Friday and attempted some shots.

    Advice: He was drenched in sweat and taking some shots today bodes well for his chances to play. Still, Afflalo was outplayed by C.J. McCollum, so he might not play more than 32 minutes in the first round. Fantasy owners might want to use someone else in postseason formats or in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

    Advice: The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Teletovic cleared for basketball activities
    Mirza Teletovic (lungs) has been cleared for basketball activities, but he will remain sidelined for Games 1 and 2 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Teletovic was a full participant during Friday's practice, and while he will for sure spend the first two games of the Nets playoff series against the Hawks on the sidelines, there's a chance he enters the rotation after that. He's been out since January 22, so even if he is able to return, it'll likely be in a very limited capacity. He could potentially take away some minutes from Bojan Bogdanovic when he is able to return to the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:54 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • David Lee (back) questionable for Game 1 Sat
    David Lee (lower back strain) is being listed as questionable for Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: If Lee can't go on Saturday, expect Draymond Green to get all the run he can handle with Marreese Speights having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. The Warriors don't necessarily need Lee available to dispatch the Pelicans in their first round playoff series. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:04 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Wes Johnson interested in return to Lakers
    Wes Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal somewhere and would love to be there for when the Lakers "turn it around."

    Advice: Johnson also turned introspective during his exit interview in recognizing his inconsistency, before adding, "if I could pinpoint it, it wouldn't be there." The 27-year-old finished the season strong on his way towards posting averages of 11.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.1 three-pointers in 30.5 minutes per game after the All-Star Break. Johnson has enough upside to be a player worth owning in standard fantasy leagues, but he'll have to fall into the right situation in order to realize that potential. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:53 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 25 points in 16 minutes
    Klay Thompson needed just 16 minutes to score 25 points against the Nuggets on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, five 3-pointers and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and all four attempts from the line. It's so awesome to see that Klay usually matches his high usage rate with high efficiency. In fact, in his last 17 games with a usage rate greater than 30, he posted an effective field goal percentage of at least 50.0 16 times. It's kind of crazy how much Stephen Curry is overshadowing Klay. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Draymond Green scores eight points
    Draymond Green scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: His minutes were down to just 20 tonight, which was part of the plan. Green's defensive numbers are awesome this season and he's capable of guarding anyone. Additionally, he's allowed his man to shoot 9.0 percent less from shots within six feet compared to his averages. He'll be a popular Defensive Player of the Year pick. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Anthony Davis leads Pels to playoffs, OKC out
    Anthony Davis had 31 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks on 12-of-26 shooting as the Pelicans beat the Spurs 108-103 in Wednesday's finale.

    Advice: The win not only put the Pelicans in the playoffs, but knocked the Oklahoma City Thunder out. AD played well down the stretch and calmly knocked down open jumpers and blocked a couple shots to close the door on the Spurs. The Pelicans will face the Warriors (who have lost just two home games this season) in the first round of the playoffs, when Davis will make his postseason debut. And getting to see both Davis and Steph Curry in a playoff series should be a treat to watch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • David Lee (back) day-to-day after having MRI
    David Lee (back) will not play on Wednesday and he's listed as day-to-day after having an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: The tests didn't reveal any significant damage but GM Boy Myers said, "It's not like we're resting him to be cautious." Lee may only be deployed strategically in certain matchups during the postseason, so his long-term health is more important than his immediate availability. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:44 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • David Lee (back) will not play on Wednesday
    David Lee (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's dealing with a lower back strain and may have suffered the injury during his 14 minutes of action on Monday. Lee wasn't really in the rotation besides garbage time, so there is really not much here in terms of fantasy impact. If the Warriors do limit their guys, James Michael McAdoo would benefit most. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:37 am
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Arron Afflalo hoping for a Sunday Game 1
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is hoping for a Game 1 to occur on Sunday.

    Advice: He's unsure about his status for the first day of the postseason and he's out tonight. The Blazers lost Nicolas Batum and C.J. McCollum to leg injuries, so they may need Afflalo more than ever. For now, Allen Crabbe and Alonzo Gee will get most of the minutes on the wing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:35 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Wes Johnson (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Wes Johnson (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He was considered doubtful to play in this one, so at least his owners have ample time to prepare without him. Johnson showed improvement towards the end of the season, but it will be interesting to see if the Lakers want to bring him back over the summer. Ryan Kelly will start at small forward, but he has struggled in that position and is a risky play outside of deeper leagues, Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:54 am
  • Greg Monroe to meet with Phil Jackson?
    Greg Monroe said at Wednesday's shootaround that he will meet with Phil Jackson on July 1 if he is interested, but also said that he won't rule out staying in Detroit.

    Advice: Monroe added that his decision won't be "drawn out," but it does it looks like his days as a Piston are numbered. The fact that the Pistons haven't even held discussions with Monroe over a new contract is definitely cause for concern, and it doesn't seem likely that they would give him close to a max deal. This story will only heat up over the summer, so we will pass along any additional information when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:03 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) out on Wednesday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Garnett is still leaning toward returning to the Wolves next season, but his age is obviously catching up with him. To be clear, Garnett won't be on the fantasy radar outside of deeper leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Markieff Morris posts 14/9/5 in loss to Clips
    Markieff Morris contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during a losing effort on Tuesday.

    Advice: Markieff is the only Suns' player to appear in all 82 games this season and his durability helped him maintain top-70 fantasy value despite a lengthy mid-season slump. The Suns' record tanked once they traded away Isaiah Thomas and acquired Brandon Knight, leaving them a minimum of 4.5 games outside of the playoff hunt. Better luck next year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) doubtful Wed
    Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) is considered doubtful to play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's dealing with a "moderate" sprain but the Lakers have no incentive to play him with nothing at stake on Wednesday. Ryan Kelly should get all the minutes he can handle at SF, as the Lakers simply don't have any healthy alternatives. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:03 pm
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. IND
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Thompson hits 15-of-20 shots for 42 points
    Klay Thompson decided that one insane shooting game wasn't enough this season, hitting 15-of-20 shots (including eight treys) for 42 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Warriors' 111-107 win over the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The game was nowhere near as close as the score suggested so his teammates had some slow nights. Harrison Barnes logged 23 minutes with just two points, two boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and Andrew Bogut went for six and seven with three assists and one block. Steph Curry scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three treys, four boards, eight assists and a steal, and Draymond Green scored five points with nine rebounds, four assists and one steal. Steve Kerr said that he doesn't want to mess with their rhythm, but they'll all possibly see low minutes on Wednesday against the Nuggets. And the studs will all be worth using if they're starting that game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:13 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 26 points in 24 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic provided an offensive boost off the bench in just 24 minutes, scoring a game-high 26 points with two rebounds, three steals and six 3-pointers against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He's going to get some votes for Rookie of the Year and he's really played well on the nights he gets big minutes. Plus, Mirotic is much more comfortable at power forward, so it's going to be interesting to see how the Bulls handle their logjam over the summer. Joakim Noah (hamstring) could sit again on Wednesday, so you'll want to start Mirotic if/when that happens. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Butler scores 19 points in 27 minutes
    Caron Butler scored 19 points on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including six threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: This is a classic out-of-nowhere explosion for Butler, and with Stan Van Gundy talking about getting the younger guys going after the game we're pretty sure that doesn't apply to Tough Juice. Tap him at your own risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 pm
  • Caron Butler hoping to remain w/ the Pistons
    Caron Butler is hoping to remain with the Pistons next season.

    Advice: Butler has a $4.5 million team option for next year, and that is a lot of money to pay for "veteran presence." Butler called the Pistons his "boys, they're my brothers," and while Stan Van Gundy really likes what Butler brings to the table, the two sides could revisit a new deal if Detroit decides the current price tag is too rich. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:11 am
  • Monroe, Pistons haven't talked about new deal
    Greg Monroe and the Pistons have not had any dialogue about a new contract.

    Advice: "Greg and I have not spent any time talking about that," Van Gundy said. "I don't think it would be appropriate, number one, to be focusing on anything beyond the rest of the season until the season's over." Monroe also revealed that Joe Dumars' regime never approached him with an initial extension offer, and signs continue to point to the Moose and Detroit going their separate ways this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 7:46 am
  • Report: Garnett leaning toward returning
    Kevin Garnett is "still leaning toward" returning next season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein cites "rumbles out of 'Sota" as his source, but it was always going to be a surprise if KG retired after just half of a season with his former team. There was a report at the time he was dealt that Garnett was expected to sign on for another two years, and if he does, it's going to be in a player-coach role, even if the Wolves don't call it as much. His days of being consistently fantasy relevant are over, but it looks like The Big Ticket will keep the crowds coming at the box office. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 6:27 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Wes Johnson (ankle) won't play Mon vs. Kings
    Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) will not play on Monday but he is traveling with the Lakers for Monday's game in Sacramento.

    Advice: The sprain was described as "moderate" and X-rays came back negative, but the cellar-dwelling Lakers have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent. Johnson is headed into unrestricted free agency this season and his fantasy value is nebulous until he signs on the dotted line. Assuming Johnson sits, which seems inevitable, Ryan Kelly is the only logical option to start at small forward. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:39 pm
  • Wes Johnson limps off w/ ankle injury Sunday
    Wes Johnson will not return to Sunday's game after rolling his ankle in the second quarter.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and the Lakers called it a "moderate sprain," so they may just be playing it safe with nothing at stake and only two games left in the season. Ryan Kelly will have to hold down the SF spot if Johnson can't return for games on Monday and Wednesday. Wes finished with 16 points and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:44 pm
  • Markieff Morris held to 12 points vs. Spurs
    Markieff Morris was limited to 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting vs. the Spurs on Sunday, though he also contributed one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Suns went ultra-small tonight with a frontcourt of P.J. Tucker alongside the Morrii, a move necessitated by the absence of both Alex Len (ankle) and Brandan Wright (foot). It's surprising that Phoenix was only out-rebounded 41-43 tonight. Markieff and his teammates will look to end the season on a high note vs. the Clippers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:25 pm
  • Anthony Davis' 27 points not enough vs. HOU
    The Pelicans fell in Houston on Sunday despite Anthony Davis' team-high 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Davis hit 10-of-16 FGs and 7-of-10 FTs with only one turnover in 39 minutes in the disappointing loss, which prevented the No. 8 seed Pelicans from gaining ground on the No. 9 seed Thunder. They may have earned a subtle victory by default, however, as Russell Westbrook faces a one-game suspension after picking up his 16th technical foul. Expect an all-out effort from Davis and co. when they play the Wolves in Minnesota on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:46 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 15 points w/ two 3s
    Ryan Anderson scored 15 points in 27 minutes vs. Houston on Sunday, hitting 6-of-13 shots including two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's great to see Anderson healthy and once again knocking down some of his his plentiful attempts from the perimeter. He rounded out his evening with four rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes, but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks to his credit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:44 pm
  • Caron Butler benched to start 2nd half Sunday
    Caron Butler was benched to begin the second half of Sunday's game, finishing scoreless with two rebounds in just 10 minutes of action.

    Advice: Butler's ability to space the floor is the only conceivable reason he's in the Pistons' starting lineup, but tonight's disappearing act is a reminder that he's useless for fantasy purposes. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 4:17 pm
  • Greg Monroe scores 17 points w/ nine boards
    Greg Monroe was solid during Sunday's win over Charlotte, scoring 17 points (4-of-10 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), with nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Monroe has played very well since the All-Star break, putting in averages of 18.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game on 51.7 percent shooting. There will be a lot of teams vying for his services during the offseason, and it'll be interesting to see how high Detroit will go to retain his services as an unrestricted free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 4:09 pm
  • Greg Monroe denies he's headed to New York
    Greg Monroe denied the report by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News that stated his move to the Knicks this offseason is virtually a "done deal."

    Advice: "You write it's a done deal, there must be another Greg Monroe around here that I don't know about, because I haven't agreed to anything," said Monroe. "This stuff right here, it's just unfortunate that we have to talk about it. I know we have to. But I talk to my agent every day, and I know for sure, I'm 100-percent, 1,000-percent confident, that he hasn't done anything. If they [the Knicks] have interest, maybe they might have commented on that. But I haven't even gotten to that place yet." Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 1:12 pm
  • Kevin Garnett doubtful for Monday vs. NOP
    Kevin Garnett is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: To be clear, there is almost no shot that KG plays on Monday and head coach Flip Saunders recently hinted that he won't play again this season. We will let you know if something changes, but KG belongs on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 10:59 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday will play Sunday
    Anthony Davis (throat) and Jrue Holiday (leg) went through shootaround and are ready to play vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: The Pelicans are battling the Thunder for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, so it's a huge boost that both Davis and Holiday are ready to roll. Davis was reportedly having trouble speaking after the injury, but he should be able to have a big game vs. Dwight Howard and will likely see his normal allotment of minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:34 am
  • Knicks eyeing Greg Monroe in offseason
    Reports are intensifying that the Knicks will be going hard after Greg Monroe in free agency, and one league executive said that it was "about as close to a done deal as you can get."

    Advice: Phil Jackson would be in some serious trouble with the league if this were true due to tampering rules, but it's no secret that the Knicks are desperate for a quality big. Monroe is averaging 16.1 points, 10.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals this season, and it wouldn't be surprising if the Knicks gave him close to a max contract offer. We will follow this story very closely in the offseason, but there is no reason to think that the Pistons won't be in play as well. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:23 am
  • Draymond Green stuffs stat sheet as per usual
    Draymond Green scored 13 points with 14 boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he should win the Defensive Player of the Year award, but Draymond has to be favorite for Most Improved Player, too. Green is shaping up to be a second-round target in fantasy drafts next season. The Warriors are going to have to ante up like MOP for the MIP this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:02 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic plays just 15 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic played 15 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with five points, two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a really bad game with a handful of defensive lapses. Now that Taj Gibson is shining again, Mirotic has moved to the small forward spot, which hasn't been a very successful spot for him. Unless the Bulls rest guys, he's not worth starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 8:15 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Kevin Garnett likely done for the season?
    Head coach Flip Saunders hinted that Kevin Garnett isn't likely to return this season.

    Advice: Saunders said that the Wolves will go with what they got for the final three games, so the writing is on the wall for KG. The Wolves are trying to bolster their position in the draft lottery and aren't interested in risking the health of their veterans. We will let you know if we hear anything else, but it's safe to drop KG in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:13 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Anthony Davis (throat) goes through practice
    Anthony Davis (throat) went through practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Even though he's still having trouble speaking, Davis should be fine for a huge game against the Rockets on Sunday. He may or may not have to deal with Dwight Howard, but fantasy owners should start him regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:39 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) could return April 15
    Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

    Advice: He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:31 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Davis survives throat contusion, NO wins
    Anthony Davis survived a throat contusion in the Pelicans' 90-75 win over the Suns on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting (5-of-11 FTs) with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in just 23 minutes.

    Advice: Davis hasn't been the elite player he has been all season in the past two weeks or so, but he's surviving and so are the Pellies in their race with the Thunder. The two teams are tied with three games to play and New Orleans holding the tiebreaker. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:33 pm
  • Anderson continues to slump on Friday
    Ryan Anderson continued to flop in Friday's win over the Suns, hitting just 1-of-7 shots for three points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Anderson's one make was a three and he's on a short leash with Monty Williams right now. If he makes some shots he'll probably get more playing time, but how much is certainly a question, and in the end he's certainly a guy you can drop. If you're desperate for threes, however, you might gamble on the chance for a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:28 pm
  • Greg Monroe has another nice stat line
    Greg Monroe scored 17 points with 12 boards, three assists and one steal against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He had a similar game in his return on Wednesday with 19 points and 10 boards in 31 minutes. Monroe should be ready to go with minutes in the mid 30s the rest of the way. He'll have an excellent chance for a 20-10 line against a decimated Hornets team on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 9:26 pm
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