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  • Toney Douglas was signed by NO on Friday March 27. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:06 am
  • Dwyane Wade returned to action on Friday March 27. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:06 am
  • Nurkic grounded in Friday's win over UTA
    Jusuf Nurkic was grounded on Friday against the Jazz, logging 11 minutes with just three points and three rebounds to show for it.

    Advice: Nurkic looks like he came back from his ankle injury too soon and it appears to have derailed a promising last third of the season. With an unfavorable schedule, the only folks that should be sniffing a stash are those in desperate need of a big man. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:56 pm
  • Hayward (shoulder) returns, produces vs. DEN
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting (1-of-7 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward looked fine and made it through the game unscathed at least as far as the postgame reporting indicates. If Derrick Favors misses any time with his back injury, you'll see Hayward get a few more touches. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Yet another Millsap making noise for Utah
    Elijah Millsap scored 16 points off the bench in 17 minutes on Friday, hitting 6-of-8 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, three steals and one steal.

    Advice: Millsap also had three turnovers and that might explain the minutes cap, because he's usually in the 30-minute range when the team is banged up. Derrick Favors might miss some time now due to a back injury, and Millsap is worth a look for those seeking money counting stats (3PMs/STLs/BLKs). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Chris Kaman plays 18 minutes vs. PHX
    Chris Kaman returned from a shoulder injury against the Suns on Friday with four points, 11 boards and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Besides the inflated rebounding total, this was a fair expectation for Kaman. He will have a minutes cap on him regardless of depth on the team, so he's only an option in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe has a bad game vs. Blazers
    Eric Bledsoe made 5-of-20 from the field for 13 points during an 87-81 loss to the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: The Blazers have been giving up some big lines to point guards, so this was a big ol' letdown for Bledsoe and the Suns. Plus, this loss also dropped Phoenix to 10th in the Western Conference standings and they are now 3.5 games behind OKC for the No. 8 seed. Bledsoe will get Russell Westbrook in a huge game on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Diaw scores 19 points off the bench
    Boris Diaw scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-11 shots (including three treys) with three rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes.

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

    Advice: The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Monta (calf) left locker room on crutches
    Updating an earlier item, Monta Ellis (calf) left the locker room on crutches and as we passed along earlier he will be evaluated on Saturday.

    Advice: Crutches can be used as a precautionary measure but it's certainly not good to hear. Ellis is one of the toughest players in the league and doesn't miss games, but the Mavs may be able to convince him that it would be necessary in advance of the playoffs. Rajon Rondo (seven points, five boards, five assists, one steal) and Chandler Parsons (nine points, six boards, two assists, three steals, one trey) would be beneficiaries if he misses any time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 pm
     
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  • Dwight Howard scores 18 in 20 minutes
    Dwight Howard played 20 minutes against the Wolves on Friday, making 8-of-9 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: All eight of his makes came off an assist and most of those were as the roll man in a pick-and-roll. Howard is not going to play in back-to-back sets, so he's going to miss either Sunday or Monday. On the nights he plays, he should be worth starting as long as you're fine with him not making free throws. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Green goes for 16 and eight off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-12 shots (including two threes) with eight rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Tony Allen got knocked out of the game with a hamstring injury and the rest of the backcourt isn't exactly a picture of health. Green's minutes become solidified if Allen misses any time and he might be in line for a few more touches too. He's on a bit of a hot streak with mid-round value over the last two weeks, but the Grizzlies' pair of three-game weeks offsets some of the buzz that might create. Give him a look with late-round expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Chase Budinger puts up 23 points vs. Houston
    Chase Budinger scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He's basically the sixth man for the Wolves right now. The Wolves only had seven guys log more than 10 minutes for the second consecutive game, so being the sixth man is a pretty good gig. Budinger scored 22 points on Wednesday and is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan makes 1-of-10 from field
    DeMar DeRozan made 1-of-10 from the field for six points during a 94-83 win over the Lakers on Friday, adding 10 boards, seven assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He really has to take it easy on his jumpers. In his last nine games, DeRozan has made just 25.8 percent on his jump shots, which account for 44.9 percent of his shot total. He's also struggled all over the court on shooting, averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 treys on 37.0 percent from the field in that span. Considering he's taking 15.3 shots per game, he's one of the worst guys for field goal percentage right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Pondexter scores 16 points with four threes
    Quincy Pondexter scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds and two steals against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings are good for a few extra 3PAs for their opponents so nothing really stands out here. If you need the triples, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores five in 26 minutes
    Greivis Vasquez scored five points with one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: It's been DeMar DeRozan and Lou Williams handling the ball more for the Raptors, so there have been some quiet nights from Vasquez lately. Kyle Lowry (back) doesn't seem to be progressing and he could miss more time. If you need a point guard who can hit some treys, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Cousins drops 39 & 20 in loss to Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 39 points on 16-of-28 shooting (7-of-12 FTs) with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: As long as the big man isn't too angry or beat up he might successfully navigate tanking season. Rudy Gay added 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey in the loss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Sauce Castillo scores five points; SAC swoons
    Sauce Castillo scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The artist formerly known as Nik Stauskas also had a nasty dunk. It's asking a lot for him to suddenly become a fantasy asset, but the buzz surrounding this nickname thing is just weird enough to loosen up the tight rookie. That and the Kings are tanking and trying to do anything they can to develop the kid, but what fun is that. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in 36 minutes
    Jeremy Lin had team highs with 36 minutes, 18 points and five assists against the Raptors on Friday, adding seven rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had an allergy issue and was a game-time decision, but it didn't seem to affect him. Lin has done a fine job in the starting lineup and not having Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill have allowed some extra shots to go around. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Derrick Favors (back) could be out Saturday
    Derrick Favors said his back locked up on Friday night and was walking gingerly after the game.

    Advice: It sounds like he's not going to play on Saturday, which just adds to one of the most ridiculous months with respect to injuries. With Favors out, Trevor Booker will get most of his minutes while Jeremy Evans will also likely be in the rotation. Favors' fantasy owners might want to start planning on not having him for a few games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Marcus Smart plays 34 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Smart made 2-of-3 from the field for six points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: What a weird game for Smart. In 34 minutes, he posted a 5.4 usage rate and a 4.8 assist percentage, which is almost unfathomable for a starting point guard. Smart isn't out there for his offense, so he's going to have a tough time being consistent in fantasy leagues now that Isaiah Thomas is back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Cleanthony Early scores 12 points vs. Boston
    Cleanthony Early scored 12 points with five rebounds, one assist, three steals and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He was 5-of-13 from the field and he's finally starting to get some significant run. Alexey Shved (ribs) is likely out for the season, so Early could have an impact in deeper leagues. Until he starts to make shots, he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • LeBron posts big line in loss to Brooklyn
    LeBron James scored 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, nine assists, five steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Nets.

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

    Advice: It was 2 Chainz Night in Atlanta and they clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the second time in the history of the franchise -- these two events are not likely related. Carroll will likely have some rest headed his way, so his fantasy owners will want to keep their eyes peeled, especially on road games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Mozgov struggles in loss to the Nets
    Timofey Mozgov scored two points on 1-of-3 shooting with five rebounds and one block in 17 minutes on Friday against the Nets.

    Advice: The Cavs came out flat and Mozgov has been underwhelming with very low-end value for 12-team leagues over the last two weeks. When you factor in the Cavs' league-worst schedule going forward, owners can make the cut with relatively low risk. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Monta Ellis dealing with a right calf injury
    Monta Ellis was kneed in the right calf and coach Rick Carlisle said he doesn't know what the extent of the injury is.

    Advice: "We'll see how he feels in the morning and go from there," Carlisle said. It sounds like he's dealing with a leg contusion, which has occurred an inordinate amount of times this season. Ellis is one of the toughest dudes in the NBA, so he might not need to miss time. If he does, it'll be Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Chandler Parsons filling in the most for Monta. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Favors (back spasms) out for game
    Derrick Favors is dealing with back spasms and will not return on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't had any back issues since the 2013-14 season, but that issue did cost him some time. Favors finished with seven points, five boards, one assist and two blocks in 19 minutes. If he needs to miss time, Trevor Booker will get the biggest increase in playing time. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:06 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Dwyane Wade will have right knee drained
    Dwyane Wade said he will have his right knee drained on Saturday.

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

    Advice: He was getting looked at on the bench before going to the locker room. It's unknown what the extent of the injury is for Monta, but he's usually very durable and this is a little bit of a surprise to see he's unlikely to return. He may be re-evaluated on Saturday. Ellis left the game with 10 points, two boards, one assist and one steal. With Monta out, expect Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons to step up. There's also been a Raymond Felton sighting tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) in the starting lineup
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is in the starting lineup against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Apparently Wade really wants to play on 2 Chainz night in the ATL. He was not expected to play earlier today and skipped shootaround this morning. For what it's worth, Wade was in the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he didn't play in that game. Start him at your own risk in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (illness) will play on Friday
    Jeremy Lin (illness) will play against the Raptors on Friday night.

    Advice: Considering the Lakers are holding out healthy players, it's a surprise to see him active with his sinus issue. If he's limited, Wayne Ellington and Jabari Brown will get more playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra hinted earlier today that Wade is a little closer to doubtful, so we're cautiously not expecting Wade to suit up tonight. If he is out, Mario Chalmers will likely slide into the starting lineup with Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson also stepping up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • Kings selling Sauce Castillo shirts
    The Kings are now selling Sauce Castillo T-shirts on their website.

    Advice: On Tuesday morning, nobody knew what a Sauce Castillo was. Now, it's become one of the greatest nicknames in all of sports because of a closed-caption mistake. The internet can be so great sometimes. As for Mr. Castillo himself, he'll need to get it going off the dribble in order to have fantasy value in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) set to play on Friday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He has been out since last week and the Blazers were able to get Joel Freeland some minutes. Kaman will likely be close to 15-20 minutes and is only an option in very deep leagues on a 13-game night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:45 am
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) looks like a go
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) participated in shootaround on Friday and is probable to play against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He needed two games out of the lineup and should be ready to roll tonight. With Rodney Hood out, there should be more opportunity for Hayward to produce at a high level. Expect less output from Joe Ingles and Trey Burke tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:11 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better Fri
    Eric Bledsoe (illness) is feeling better and is set to play on Friday night against the Blazers.

    Advice: He played through a stomach ailment on Wednesday. Bledsoe could have Brandon Knight (ankle) back in the lineup, but he'll still be the top option in the offense. Expect him to have a big game against Damian Lillard. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:05 am
  • Dwight Howard to see around 20 minutes Friday
    Dwight Howard said he'll have his minutes limit increased to 20 for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: 20 minutes may actually be enough time for Howard to rack up some decent statistics against a weak Minnesota frontcourt, so he's someone to consider deploying as a low-end option in very deep leagues. However, the minutes limit, horrendous free throw shooting, and the fact he'll be sitting out of back-to-back sets makes Howard a tough guy to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) misses shootaround Friday
    Dwyane Wade (knee) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he doesn't expect Wade to play tonight, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable. If he is forced to sit, expect Goran Dragic and Luol Deng to see some increased opportunity on offense, with Mario Chalmers likely starting at the two-spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:40 am
  • Flip Saunders praises Chase Budinger's play
    Flip Saunders praised Chase Budinger's play and professionalism during a recent interview.

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

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (knee) questionable for Friday
    Dwyane Wade (knee) is questionable to play Friday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Wade was forced to spend Wednesday's game on the sidelines, which resulted in Mario Chalmers sliding into the starting unit, although he only managed to put up six points and seven assists over 37 minutes of action. If Wade is again unavailable on Friday, look for Goran Dragic and Luol Deng to do the heavy lifting on offense, with Chalmers and Henry Walker likely seeing extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (illness) doesn't practice Thurs
    Eric Bledsoe (illness) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Bledsoe was able to play through his illness on Wednesday, and he was simply set home for a rest day today in an effort to have him available for Friday's game vs. Portland. We're going to hold him off the injury report for now, but owners should check back for another update on Bledsoe's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:19 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) probable Friday vs. MIN
    Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: There's no reason to think that Dwight won't play Friday after he returned from a two-month absence on Wednesday without experiencing any setbacks. He will however be with a minutes limit, so he's by no means a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:44 am
  • Monta Ellis denies problem with Rajon Rondo
    Despite reports of dissension in the Mavs' locker room, Monta Ellis said he has no problems with Rajon Rondo.

    Advice: While the Rondo-Ellis pairing ranks 148 out of 149 Mavericks pairings this season, according to Basketball Reference, Ellis insists the duo can do great things together. "There’s no problem [with Rondo]," Ellis said. "Rondo is a great asset on both ends of the floor. It takes a while for the player to really get adjusted to a new system, new personalities, figuring out where guys want the ball. I think it’s going to work out for the best for us once we get over the hump." Ellis broke out of his slump in a big way against the Spurs on Tuesday night and will have a chance to continue that trend when the Mavericks play the Spurs again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:01 am
     
    Injured
  • LeBron James reportedly frustrated with Love
    LeBron James is reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love's inability to fit in, according to sources.

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

    Advice: He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:14 am
  • Boris Diaw scores 19 in blowout win over OKC
    Boris Diaw had 19 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer on 9-of-15 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 130-91 win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Diaw's actually been running hot for the Spurs, averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and is shooting 56 percent over his last five games. Give him a look if you need a warm body. Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Jeff Ayres and Patty Mills all scored in double digits for the Spurs, but this game was so ugly, there wasn't much to learn from it. The Spurs are rolling, winning nine of 12 games in March with big wins over the Thunder, Hawks and Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:02 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

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

    Advice: Not a terrible line, but not one that will really grab your attention, either. Trey Burke also started and had 22 points, while Joe Ingles came off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-10 shooting. As long as Hayward is out, we're guessing Burke could be the man to own for scoring, while Millsap and Ingles will be better bets for the intangibles. Rodney Hood was also out with an illness, which helped the aforementioned players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • Nik 'Sauce Castillo' Stauskas drops 13 points
    Nik Stauskas scored 13 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Suns on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: For those in the nickname game, "Sauce Castillo" was trending on Twitter in Sacramento, which is one of the best nicknames we've seen in a while. He's bounced back from his weak sauce February that included him making just 11.1 percent from the field, but he still has a lot of work to do. While his nickname alone puts him on the map, he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:40 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just seven minutes
    Jusuf Nurkic played just seven minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He did not play in the fourth quarter and there's been no word on why -- Brian Shaw didn't magically appear on the sidelines, though. Nurkic was getting some big minutes before with 27.5 per game over his last two, so we're still against cutting him after a dud like this one. He should be owned in all leagues for his high ceiling. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:22 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Dwight Howard plays 16 minutes in return
    Dwight Howard returned from a two-month absence during a win against the Pelicans on Wednesday, playing 16 minutes for four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He was playing four-minute stints and also committed four fouls. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back sets and should have a minutes cap for a few more games. He's not a must-own player due to his awful foul shooting and upcoming DNPs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Jeremy Lin plays well in another start
    Jeremy Lin started again and had 19 points, three boards, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's overtime win over Minnesota.

    Advice: As long as Lin's starting alongside Jordan Clarkson, he should be owned in fantasy. The Lakers also learned that it's tough to tank against the lowly Wolves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 22 points in a start
    Greivis Vasquez scored 22 points in the starting lineup against the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He's been very disappointing in his starts at point guard this season and finally came up big tonight in a losing effort. Kyle Lowry has a small chance to return on Friday against the Lakers, so there's no need to be too aggressive in adding Vasquez. If you want help this weekend and aren't limited with matchup moves, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Cleanthony Early scores 18 off Knicks bench
    Cleanthony Early returned from an ankle injury and had a team-high 18 points, four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are painful, in all aspects - to watch, to use in fantasy, to watch some more - and Early has really struggled on the season. The points were nice, but he never seems to shoot 50 percent and he's just as likely to give you a three-point game as he is to come through like he did tonight. Then again, maybe the Knicks are ready to wind him up and turn him loose, so it's also possible this was a sign of things to come. Keep a close eye on him on Friday night, and pounce if he does anything. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay will start vs. PHX
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:41 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: "Wade fell on his left knee in last night’s game and it continued to swell overnight," according to the team. Without Wade the Heat are going to be in dire straits for offense. Goran Dragic is going to dominate the offense and has a monster upside while Mario Chalmers and Tyler Johnson are also more attractive plays. Michael Beasley may take 25 shots tonight. As for Wade, his fantasy owners are going to be a little uneasy regarding his status for Friday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) will return vs. LAC
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a good chance for minutes tonight with the Knicks missing a few guys on the wing. Early has been awful this season, making 33.8 percent from the field in his 31 games. We'll let you know if he does anything noteworthy tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:24 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf, foot) is listed as probable to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:52 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) out again on Wednesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury last week and has missed the last two games. Joel Freeland benefits the most as the backup center and did play 23 minutes on Tuesday. He is only worth a look in deep leagues. Kaman can be dropped everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

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

    Advice: Howard won't see any more than 16 minutes tonight, but after spending the past two months in street clothes, his owners will just be glad to have him back. His owners will probably want to keep Howard on the bench until he gets his legs under him, but he should be able to provide plenty of points, boards and blocks in the near future. Joey Dorsey will return to the bench and shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyway. We will let you know how Superman's knee holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:01 am
  • Monta Ellis says that he is finally healthy
    Monta Ellis said after Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs that he has battled several injuries all season, but he is finally healthy and is ready to make some noise down the stretch.

    Advice: "I've been battling injuries all season," Ellis said. "The last few days, my body has been feeling good and tonight I'll sleep real good. I went and worked out last night for at least two and a half hours. I wanted to come in tonight and give my team a lift that they have been looking for." Ellis exploded for 38 points vs. the Spurs Tuesday after being held to just 11 points on 4-of-22 shooting vs. the Suns on Sunday, so hopefully this is a sign that his slump is over. There have been some reports that Ellis has created some unrest in the Mavericks' locker room, but a couple of wins will likely give everyone in Dallas a solid morale boost. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Mavs beat Spurs behind Monta Ellis' 38 points
    Monta Ellis bounced back after a disastrous game on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's impressive win vs. the Spurs with 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting with two 3-pointers, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He shot a combined 7-of-31 in his previous two contests and almost single-handedly lost Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so it was a relief to see him score three quick buckets to get himself rolling tonight. The 29-year-old Ellis hasn't missed a game all season, which is remarkable given how much contact he takes every night, and he's rewarding 8-cat owners with top-40 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin starts, scores 19 pts in road loss
    Jeremy Lin made the most of his start on Tuesday, racking up 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), two 3-pointers, two rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: It's likely that Lin will start the rest of the season and fantasy owners should plug him into all active lineups. The Lakers are drifting toward the draft lottery but Lin will be playing with a purpose -- his $8.4 million contract expires this summer, setting him up for a nice payday in free agency. L.A.'s upcoming schedule also helps his case, as they're tied with Charlotte for the most remaining games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 21 but Heat blow huge lead
    Dwyane Wade's 21 points, four assists and three steals weren't enough to avoid an 88-89 loss vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Since the All-Star break, only Russell Westbrook has a higher usage rate than Wade (34.7 percent), and he earned Player of the Week honors for his stellar play from March 16 -22, when he averaged 24.5 points on 53.2 percent shooting, 2.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals. He's only missed one game since mid-February and he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners and the Heat, who are still locked in a tight race for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez logs 28 minutes w/ Lowry out
    Greivis Vasquez took over at PG once Kyle Lowry (back spasms) exited Tuesday's game, and he finished with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's possible that Lowry will miss more games, as back injuries are easy to aggravate, so owners in need of 3-pointers and assists should keep a close eye on Vasquez this week. The Raptors conclude the week with home games vs. the Bulls (Wednesday) and Lakers (Friday). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:41 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play Tues
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

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

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

    Advice: Early hasn't been able to do much this season, even when given big minutes, so he's not someone that should be added in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:52 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) upgraded to questionable
    Updating a previous report, Dwight Howard (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Dwight returning to action on Wednesday, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. He will, however, more than likely have a minutes cap, so owners should not be expected a 20-20 game when he returns to the floor after spending the past two months on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:30 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) could return Wednesday
    Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said he plans to play Dwight Howard (knee) Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

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

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Pelicans re-sign Toney Douglas
    Pelicans re-sign Toney Douglas.

    Advice: While the terms of the deal are still undisclosed, Douglas will re-join the Pelicans for what we assume will be the rest of the season. He averaged 9.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 22.0 minutes over three games with the Pelicans earlier this year and can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues as he's unlikely to see many minutes for New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 am
  • Marcus Smart says he's not a dirty player
    Marcus Smart said he's not a dirty player after his incident with Matt Bonner.

    Advice: Smart's shot to Bonner's groin earned him a one-game suspension and he's determined to move forward in a productive manner. "I respect the decision," Smart said. "I gotta live with it. Looking at the film, it does look a little intentional. But that’s not who I am. I’m not a dirty player." Smart only scored two points with one rebound and two steals in his first game back from his suspension on Monday and Isaiah Thomas (back) is due to return on Wednesday, so the rookie's fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:54 am
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • Cleanthony Early will not play vs. Memphis
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: His ankle injury isn't getting much better and there's no word of him practicing yet. Early can be dropped in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Chris Kaman (shoulder) doubtful Tuesday
    Chris Kaman (shoulder) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: He did not practice on Monday and is likely going to miss his second consecutive game. The Blazers will use Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard to back up Robin Lopez. Neither are trustworthy in most leagues while Kaman can be dropped basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:48 pm
  • Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson
    Jeremy Lin will start next to Jordan Clarkson on Tuesday against the Thunder with Wayne Ellington moving to the bench.

    Advice: This move has been talked about for close to a month. Lin is playing terrific ball right now, scoring a season-high 29 points against the 76ers on Sunday. He should be owned in all leagues and will be very helpful for fantasy owners due to his favorable schedule. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

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

    Advice: Howard had been listed as doubtful against the Pacers, but he was never expected to make his return on Monday. It remains possible for Dwight to re-debut on Wednesday against the Pelicans. Joey Dorsey is likely to draw the start at center again in Howard's place, but he's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:54 am
  • Lin, Davis could start for Lakers soon?
    Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis could soon begin starting for the Lakers.

    Advice: Byron Scott previously said that he wanted Lin to get back into the starting lineup before the season concluded, and he's running out of time if he wants to make that happen. Just because both guys could join the starting lineup doesn't guarantee either anything in terms of playing time, but it would certainly add some on-the-surface appeal to each down the stretch. Regardless, both players should be owned in the majority of leagues already. As a starter, Lin is averaging 11.6 points, five dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.1 triples on 44.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 am
  • Celtics want Marcus Smart to temper spirit
    The Celtics want Marcus Smart to focus on channeling his competitive energy in a more positive way.

    Advice: In other words, the C's want him to stop doing dumb things on the floor when his competitive juices get flowing. "What we love about Marcus is his competitive nature, his competitive spirit, but he has to handle that situation better. There’s no question about that," Brad Stevens said. The rookie will look to move on Monday when he'll be back in action following his one-game suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:29 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Howard was hopeful to return on either Monday or Wednesday, but he remains without a firm timetable or target date as he works his way back into game action. Howard is not expected to play in back-to-back contest, and we're not expecting a dominant Dwight when Howard does make his return because the team is likely to treat him with kid gloves so he's ready and able for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:54 am
  • Report: Monta Ellis 'big part' of DAL problem
    Monta Ellis reportedly has "folks in the Mavs organization" worried about his impact on "the team's soul."

    Advice: Specifically, these organizational members "have been fretting for weeks about the impact Ellis' moodiness" has on the club. This sounds like a complete cop out in an effort to make Ellis the fall guy for the Mavs struggles, and that's a bad look all the way around. Ellis still leads the NBA with 118 clutch points, but he has struggled since the All-Star break with averages of just 16.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals on 38.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:42 am
     
    Injured
  • LeBron James taking on more vocal role
    LeBron James has started to take on a more vocal role with the Cavs.

    Advice: "I was frustrated with our play and the guys know how I felt about it and they responded," LeBron said. He's clearly become more comfortable in his new (old) surroundings, and the Cavs are rolling as a result. "I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with how I am on my body." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:32 am
  • Lakers beat 76ers as Jeremy Lin scores 29 pts
    Jeremy Lin (back spasms) got hot in the second half of Sunday's 101-87 win over the Sixers, finishing with a season-high 29 points on 10-of-16 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: Lin made two 3-pointers with five boards, five assists and one steal, and he did it all in just 29 minutes of action. His back was reportedly 6-8 inches out of alignment as recently as Saturday, which makes tonight's sparkling performance even more impressive. He's expected to start the final 10 games of the season, unless Byron Scott changes his mind, which is good news for roto owners and anyone whose season continues until the bitter end. As a late-round value with upside, Lin deserves to be owned in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:36 pm
  • Monta Ellis shoots 4-of-22 from the field
    Monta Ellis shot just 4-of-22 from the field during Sunday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 11 points, two assists, two boards and three steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, it was a dreadful performance by Ellis and his owners can only hope that he bounces back vs. the Spurs on Tuesday. Devin Harris (illness) and J.J. Barea (ankle) could both be looking at some time on the shelf, so Ellis and Rajon Rondo could have their hands full moving forward. Keep Ellis locked into all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • Eric Bledsoe stays hot, scores 20 points
    Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with nine assists vs. the Mavericks on Sunday, adding six boards, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He scored a career-high 34 points vs. the Rockets on Sunday, and his play has given the Suns some hope to pursue a playoff berth in the loaded Western Conference. Brandon Knight's (ankle) return shouldn't slow him down much, and Bledsoe should be locked in as an elite asset down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:04 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic fouls out in 25 minutes vs. ORL
    Jusuf Nurkic fouled out in 25 minutes during Sunday's game, which he finished with 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and three steals.

    Advice: Fouls have been a concern for Nurkic all season and they reared their ugly head again tonight, restricting him to mediocre value. His 5-of-7 shooting was tainted by a 1-of-4 mark at the FT line, but owners should still be mildly encouraged by tonight's performance -- he's poised for as many minutes as he can handle in the coming weeks and is a reliable source of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:00 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a Grade 1 left AC sprain, but it doesn't sound too serious. If Hayward is unable to give it a go on Monday, Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap would all have to step up, with Hood being the primary beneficiary. We should know more after Monday's shootaround, so Hayward's owners will want to stay on alert for an update, Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:05 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 12 pts as starting PG
    Greivis Vasquez had 12 points, one assist and four turnovers while filling in at PG for Kyle Lowry (back) on Sunday, failing to contribute any rebounds or steals in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Raptors are playing it safe with Lowry and he could return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Pistons, which makes Vasquez an unappealing option in weekly lineups. In 49 games off the bench this season he's averaging 8.7 points, 1.5 threes, 2.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a mere 0.5 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:51 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter starts, plays 38 minutes
    Quincy Pondexter played 38 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, four 3-pointers and three rebounds.

    Advice: He started the first half ahead of Eric Gordon but it was a temporary switch and Gordon will return to the starting five on Wednesday -- he was benched today because he was late to a team meeting. Q-Pon has averaged 30 minutes per game over the past month, but he's only worth using as a 3-point specialist in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • LeBron James racks up 28 points in win
    LeBron James was phenomenal on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting (7-of-7 from the stripe), to go with 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one 3-pointer, one block and five turnovers through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Turnovers continue to be an issue for LeBron, but when he's putting up lines like this, who really cares? Look for LeBron to keep his foot on the gas pedal when the Cavs take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:08 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov quiet in 22 minutes of action
    Timofey Mozgov was quiet in his 22 minutes of action Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (2-of-2 from the stripe), to go with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: This game turned into a blowout, so Mozgov spent the fourth quarter on the bench, which explains the minimal line. His rebounding numbers and minutes have dipped during the month of March, as he's put in averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game while shooting 61.0 percent from the field and 76.3 percent from the stripe through 24.3 minutes of action. He's still worth owning in all leagues for his highly efficient scoring, while offering some blocks and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:03 pm
  • Boris Diaw torches Hawks for 17 bench points
    Boris Diaw made 8-of-10 field goals with one 3-pointer on Sunday, finishing an easy win vs. the Hawks with 17 points, two rebounds and two assists.

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

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

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

    Advice: Early has been sidelined since March 15, and with the fantasy playoffs in full swing, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Derrick Favors drops 21 points with 11 boards
    Derrick Favors was outstanding in a loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 21 points with 11 boards in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He also added two assists, two blocks and one steal on the night, while also hitting the first 3-pointer of his career. Favors is on fire and is boasting averages of 17.4 points, 7.0 boards and 2.2 blocks over the past five games, and he is showing no signs of slowing down as we approach the final stretch of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:19 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm vs OKC
  • Mt. Bledsoe erupts for career-high 34 points
    Eric Bledsoe took over against the Rockets during a 117-102 victory on Saturday, scoring a career-high 34 points with eight boards, four assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He owns the Rockets and put up another 30-point game against them earlier this season. This was a huge win for the Suns to get them within 2.5 games of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. The Suns get another important game on Sunday against the Mavs at home, so expect Bledsoe to torch Rajon Rondo. For what it's worth, Bledsoe averaged 14.9 points, 5.7 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.9 treys in his previous 15 games on the second half of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:11 pm
  • Brandan Wright plays 30 minutes
    Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 23 points with nine boards
    Jeff Green was terrific in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Saturday with 23 points, nine rebounds and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He and Tony Allen picked up most of Courtney Lee's (hand) minutes. Green is going to move back to the bench once Lee gets healthy, but he still looked good on Friday with 15 points. Unless you were already eyeing him, Green isn't a great pickup in shallow leagues. He's worth a look if you need scoring, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:37 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Sunday.

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

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Friday and did not return. Kaman had a minor shoulder injury back in 2011, but it's certainly not a trend. With Kaman out for most of Friday, coach Terry Stotts went with a combination of C.J. McCollum and Meyers Leonard to fill in. Considering Kaman is only playing in the teens and Stotts doesn't have a consistent rotation when a wing or big is out, fantasy owners shouldn't trust C.J. or Meyers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:47 pm
  • Jeremy Lin is good to go for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (back) said he will play against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with back spasms and only played 22 minutes on Thursday. Lin has been solid since the break, averaging 12.9 points, 3.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 treys. That's good for top-70 value in standard leagues, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Marcus Smart suspended for one game
    Marcus Smart has been suspended for one game and will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

    Advice: He may have deserved more than one game for one of the worst plays of the season. With Smart out, the Celtics will use Evan Turner and Phil Pressey at point guard. There should also be more minutes available for Jae Crowder on the wing. Smart is worth a hold in some leagues until Isaiah Thomas gets back. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:33 pm
  • Jeff Green asked for his new bench role
    Jeff Green asked head coach Dave Joerger if he could come off the bench prior to Friday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The move certainly paid off for Green and he was really active with the second unit, scoring 15 points with three boards, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes. "The flow was there," Green said after their win over the Mavericks. "I’m going to end up playing with those guys in the starting unit anyway. But it’s good for myself because now I can be more aggressive. I don’t have to worry about getting Marc [Gasol] and Zach [Randolph] involved. By the time I get in they’ve already been involved. It’s on me to just go in be aggressive and try to score." Green will likely continue coming off the bench for the foreseeable future, and it looks like his value could actually be on the rise. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:57 am
  • Pondexter scores 15 points with three treys
    Quincy Pondexter scored 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: Pondexter has been a late-round value the past two weeks and that's a high water mark for him. If the Pelicans continue to experience multiple injuries, he could be worth a look in 12-14 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:42 am
  • Jeff Green looks good as the sixth man
    Jeff Green came off the bench against the Mavs on Friday with 15 points, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was a good game for him and he'll be able to do more on offense if he's getting more run with the second unit. This is another reminder that starting doesn't necessarily mean more fantasy value. Green will continue to be a low-end player to own going forward, but keep an eye on him to see if he plays well again on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Nurkic ties career-high with 16 points
    Jusuf Nurkic tied a career-high with 16 points against the Heat on Friday, hitting 7-of-10 shots with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The warts are still there with four turnovers and five fouls on the night, but he stayed on the floor and saved his fantasy value in the process. His upside is readily apparent and he should be picked up if he was dropped. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:27 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 11 in a start
    Greivis Vasquez scored 11 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) did not play, but he's getting closer to a return. The Raptors have a day off on Saturday before they take on the Knicks, so Lowry has a good chance to suit up for that one. Vasquez is only worth a look if you need Lowry insurance or are desperate for a point guard on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 pm
  • LeBron be illin all over the Pacers on Friday
    LeBron James (illness) scored 29 points on 13-of-26 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and five assists in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: James took his time coming out of the locker room at halftime and that's really the only issue he had against the Pacers. Kevin Love went for 11 and 13 with a block and one trey, J.R. Smith scored 11 points with one trey, three boards and two assists on a quiet night, and Kyrie Irving shot like he was the sick one with 13 points on 4-of-16 shooting in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:02 pm
  • Early (ankle) does not play on Friday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) did not play on Friday against the Sixers.

    Advice: Early fits the profile as somebody that the Knicks would develop in this lost season but he just hasn't created any momentum. Owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Marcus Smart ejected for punch to groin
    Marcus Smart was ejected on Friday for punching Matt Bonner in the groin.

    Advice: It was bad and Smart has some explaining to do. He came off a screen and basically wound up before hitting Bonner below the belt. He'll be suspended for this one, so Phil Pressey will likely start for at least one game. Smart finished with 10 points, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. You can check out a quick video in the link below. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Cousins now ruled out for Friday vs. CHA
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

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

    Advice: He has a tough time staying on the court and it's fair to think he's going to miss a couple games here. If that's true, Meyers Leonard should get a few more minutes. Leonard is worth a look in deep leagues for owners need some scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:15 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins now a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Hornets.

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

    Advice: Cousins dropped 20 points and 14 rebounds in his last outing against the Hornets, so make sure he's on your active roster. Those that swooped up Jason Thompson under the assumption that Cousins would be out tonight should look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:47 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez will start vs. Bulls on Fri
    Greivis Vasquez will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (back) is going to come off the bench, so it's fair to assume Lowry isn't 100 percent. That said, it's hard to trust Vasquez tonight with such an unclear picture of how the rotation is going to shake out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:30 pm
  • LeBron James (illness) will play Friday
    LeBron James (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: James is just dealing with a head cold, but he'll be fine. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:49 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic listed as the starter vs. Heat
    Jusuf Nurkic is listed as the starter against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: After not logging a single second in the first half of Thursday, Nurkic will take Danilo Gallinari's (rest) spot in the starting lineup. Nurkic has admitted he wasn't at 100 percent, so he'll look to get more than 22 minutes for the first time since Feb. 22. There's a lot of risk in starting him, but the upside is far too much too ignore. He's worth owning in most leagues with tonight serving as a huge night for his value going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Blatt thinks LeBron James (illness) will play
    David Blatt said he thinks LeBron James (illness) will be able to play Friday vs. the Pacers, and the Cavs are listing him as a game-time decision.

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

    Advice: Owners will just have to hope James decides to give it a go tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. However, if he's forced to sit, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be asked to do the heavy lifting on offense, with guys like J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, James Jones, and Shawn Marion all seeing some increased opportunity. Irving, Love, and Smith would be the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:17 am
  • Jeremy Lin (back) says he'll play Sunday
    Jeremy Lin (back) said after Thursday's game that he intends to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the 76ers.

    Advice: Lin is dealing with back spasms and pain in his right wrist, but he was able to fight through his various ailments and end up suiting up for Thursday's game. He wasn't effective, shooting just 1-of-8 from the field, but head coach Byron Scott praised Lin for giving it a go. Lin will likely sit out Friday's practice in order to give his body time to recover for Sunday's game, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:56 am
  • Jeremy Lin battles through back issue
    Jeremy Lin played through a back injury on Thursday against the Jazz, logging 22 minutes with two points, one rebound, four assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers on 1-of-8 from the field.

    Advice: He didn't close out the game and maybe he's not at 100 percent. Lin has been productive this month before tonight, averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 boards, 5.4 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.9 steals and 0.8 treys. The Lakers are off until Sunday and hopefully the time off will help Lin get closer to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:57 pm
  • Wright On: Brandan blocks seven, scores 16
    Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe makes 2-of-15 from field
    Eric Bledsoe made 2-of-15 from the field for five points with 11 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Yikes. He gets a pass here because he's had a solid March to this point. In his previous games this month, Bledsoe averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 boards, 7.0 dimes, 1.6 steals and 1.5 treys on 49.5 percent from the field. He gets to face off against Pat Beverley in Houston on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:42 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 12 minutes in second half
    Jusuf Nurkic didn't get any playing time in the first half against the Rockets on Thursday, playing 12 minutes in the second half for three points, three boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He admitted his ankle is only 70 percent and maybe that's why his minutes were down. As much as we love his upside, it's going to be tough to own Nurkic with such little playing time. Most of his fantasy owners should give him another chance on Friday night against the Heat. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not play Thurs.
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

    Advice: There isn't a clear winner with Early sidelined. Lance Thomas and Travis Wear will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but neither guy is doing enough statistically to matter in most leagues. Early hasn't produced enough for New York this season to warrant a stash, so he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:02 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic says his ankle is at 70 percent
    Jusuf Nurkic said that his ankle is currently only 70 percent healthy, but he hopes to get it close to 100 percent by next week.

    Advice: Nurkic has cleared been limited by his sore ankle, averaging just 4.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game since returning from the injury. However, he'll continue to fight through the pain, and will be active for Thursday's game vs. the Rockets. He does offer a lot of upside, but with the fantasy playoffs in full swing, he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:51 am
  • Dwyane Wade feels the best he has in years
    Dwyane Wade said his body feels the best that it has in years.

    Advice: "This is the best I've felt in years right now," Wade said. "You question it. And you try not to question it, like 'Why? Why couldn't I feel like this the last two years?' But it is what it is. I'm feeling like this now, when I need it individually to [carry] more of a load to help this team." Wade is averaging 29.1 points over his past seven games and has the Heat in position for a playoff spot. Despite some nagging injuries this season, Wade has been surprisingly healthy and is a must-start for fantasy owners as long as he's on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:32 am
  • DeMarre Carroll plays well in ugly loss
    DeMarre Carroll hit 5-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 3-pointers for 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's blowout loss at Golden State.

    Advice: Carroll has been hot in his last two games, averaging 16 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 3-pointers. Pick him up if he's still sitting out there on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
  • Nik Stauskas scores 13, B-Mac injured
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Stauskas could be in for more run with Ben McLemore suffering a right wrist injury tonight, but Andre Miller (and especially Anthony Morrow) look like better pickups to us. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores career-high 25 in loss
    Marcus Smart hit 8-of-14 shots and seven 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Finally. He's flirted with fantasy greatness for weeks, but finally came through with the 'big one' tonight. Maybe this is the game he needed to get going. With Boston fully invested in Smart the rest of the way, picking him up right now looks like a very smart thing to do, if he happens to be available in your league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:43 pm
  • Boris Diaw racks up 18-6-5 line
    Boris Diaw got hot on Wednesday and had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal on 5-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Diaw's highest scoring game since way back on Dec. 22, so there's no reason to think he's going to suddenly start doing it on the regular. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 11 in win
    Greivis Vasquez hit 4-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry left this game with a back injury and if he's going to miss time, Vasquez will be worth owning for any games Lowry misses. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 32 in win over Blazers
    Dwyane Wade hit 13-of-26 shots for 32 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wade is surprisingly healthy these days, as well as on fire. He's scored at least 25 points in each of his last five games and is averaging 30.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals on 55 percent shooting. Hopefully he keeps playing until the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:07 pm
  • LeBron quiet in easy win over Nets
    LeBron James hit just 5-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, three rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Wednesday's easy win over the Nets.

    Advice: This was not one of Bron's better games, but at least he's playing instead of resting through a sore knee. Look for a bounce-back game on Friday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • LeBron James (knee, wrist) will play vs. Nets
    LeBron James (knee, wrist) will play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Wow. With Andre Drummond being cleared to play on Monday following a Saturday concussion, Millsap becomes the second player in the past week to be cleared in less than two days following his Monday concussion. Still, Rodney Hood has been amazing and Millsap is not a lock for big minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:48 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) doubtful Thursday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: It's safe to say that Early has been a major disappointment for the Knicks this season, and his ankle has been giving him plenty of problems. Lance Thomas and Travis Wear should be able to see more minutes following this news, but neither player is an attractive option in most leagues. Leave Early on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:28 am
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