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  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Monday
    Jared Dudley will not play vs. the Hawks on Monday in order to give his ailing back some extra rest.

    Advice: Dudley has been able to play in the past two games for the Bucks, but they are wanting to be cautious with him since he had missed six consecutive games earlier in March. Dudley should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, but he is still not a fantasy option outside of deeper leagues. Expect O.J. Mayo and Jerryd Bayless to see a few extra minutes off the bench Monday.
    Today, 4:52 pm
  • Michael Beasley bruises elbow Sunday vs. DET
    Michael Beasley is questionable to return on Sunday due to a bruised elbow.

    Advice: The Heat are coming apart at the seams, beginning the night extremely short-handed before losing both Beasley and Luol Deng (knee) on Sunday. If Beasley misses any time, James Ennis and Henry Walker will be thrust into bigger roles out of necessity.
    Today, 4:35 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Roy Hibbert returns to game on Sunday
    Roy Hibbert exited Sunday's game in the first quarter due to an apparent cut but he has since returned.

    Advice: Hibbert simply went to the locker room to get cleaned up and he should be fine moving forward. Check back after the game for any additional updates.
    Today, 4:33 pm
  • Justin Hamilton goes for 11 & 5 over 23 mins
    Justin Hamilton logged 23 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, with five rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and one block.

    Advice: Hamilton was forced into the rotation tonight with Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) taking an early exit, and the 23 minutes marked the most floor time he's seen since returning from the migraine issues that sidelined him for four games earlier this month. He offers plenty of upside, and with Dieng's status currently uncertain for Monday's game vs. Utah, Hamilton is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
    Today, 3:29 pm
  • Nick Young (knee) to be reevaluated in a week
    Nick Young (knee) will be reevaluated in one week, but he remains without a timetable to return.

    Advice: This practically rules him out for the rest of the week, and head coach Byron Scott also said that Young would need at least another week of conditioning after that. There is a good chance that Young doesn't play again this season, but Scott refuses to shut him down. At this point in the season, it's safe to leave Young on the wire in just about all leagues.
    Today, 3:03 pm
    L, 107-99 @ Bkn
  • Nets win behind Brook Lopez's 30-point game
    Brook Lopez lit up the Lakers for a game-high 30 points during Sunday's 107-99 home win, adding 11 boards, one assist and four blocks without any turnovers.

    Advice: Lopez is averaging 29.2 points in his past six games, including Sunday's impressive 13-of-22 shooting display. He's helped Brooklyn earn a crucial three-game win streak with a playoff berth in the balance, and his fantasy owners must be thrilled that his best play of the year has arrived during fantasy playoffs. Lopez could exercise a $16.7 million player option this summer, but it stands to reason that he'll test the market as a free agent.
    Today, 3:01 pm
  • Markel Brown scores career-high 17 points
    Nets rookie Markel Brown scored a career-high 17 points in 36 minutes on Sunday, making 6-of-11 field goals with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Brown's nice game helped the Nets avoid a disastrous loss to the Lakers, and the victory put Brooklyn in a virtual tie with Boston for the No. 8 seed. Brown has been completely off the map in fantasy leagues since the All-Star break, so don't give too much thought to Sunday's outburst.
    Today, 2:58 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson posts 18-7-6 line in loss
    Jordan Clarkson looked great during Sunday's loss to the Nets, posting 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting (3-of-4 from the line), seven assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer and two turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Clarkson has really got things rolling during the month of March, posting averages of 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. The Lakers are fully committed to developing him, so he'll continue to log heavy minutes as they close out their regular-season. Keep rolling him out there.
    Today, 2:50 pm
  • Josh McRoberts (knee) still out indefinitely
    Josh McRoberts (knee) still isn't working with Miami's coaches and he remains out indefinitely.

    Advice: McRoberts is traveling with the Heat to work with the team's training staff, but it doesn't sound like he's close to resuming on-court work. A return during the playoffs is feasible but fantasy owners can't expect any production in Miami's final nine regular-season games.
    Today, 2:08 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Corey Brewer posts all-around line in win
    Corey Brewer scored 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, with five rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks and three turnovers through 22 minutes of action.

    Advice: Brewer continues to find ways to show up in the box score despite only playing 25 minutes per game for Houston. He's averaging 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 0.9 three-pointers per game through the month of March, making him a quality deep league asset.
    Today, 1:44 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play on Sunday
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not be able to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

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

    Advice: Stuckey is returning from a three-game absence due to a calf strain, so it will be interesting to see how he holds up during the game. He isn't a must-own player by any means, but he is worth a look if you need help in scoring. C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles will lose some touches on offense Sunday, and their owners should expect their value to take a hit.
    Today, 8:13 am
  • Nuggets still interested in Brook Lopez
    If Brook Lopez opts out of his contract this summer and becomes an unrestricted free agent, the Denver Nuggets could pursue him again.

    Advice: The Nuggets tried to obtain Lopez before the trade deadline, but the Nets' asking price was too high and they weren't willing to absorb JaVale McGee's contract. Lopez has certainly boosted his stock this season and he will be in a for a huge payday as long as he avoids injury. This will be a story that we will monitor very closely in the offseason, but Jusuf Nurkic's upside next season would be limited if Lopez came to town.
    Today, 6:16 am
  • Cameron Bairstow returned to action on Saturday March 28.
    Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 21 points vs. Nuggets
    Arron Afflalo scored 21 points against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 8-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: Revenge game? Afflalo didn't really have beef with Denver, but this was a very, very overdue positive showing. His two steals and 21 points were the most he's produced in a Blazer uniform. We'll need to see it again, especially considering he's been posting some single-digit usage rates this month.
    Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • J.J. Hickson plays 26 minutes in start
    J.J. Hickson played 26 minutes in a start against the Blazers during a 120-114 loss on Saturday, scoring nine points with eight boards, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari (rest) didn't play tonight, but Hickson only picked up four minutes from his Friday game. He's not a great player to add in most leagues for poor foul shooting and not much contribution to the defensive stats. The Nuggets are off until Wednesday and only play three games between now and Wednesday Apr. 8. That's not good.
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • J.J. Hickson will draw the start on Saturday
    J.J. Hickson will draw the start vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Danilo Gallinari is taking the night off in order to get some extra rest, but it's definitely surprising to see the Nuggets go with Hickson over Jusuf Nurkic. Hickson might flirt with a double-double vs. his former team, but he still belongs on the wire outside of deeper leagues.
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) questionable Sunday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

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

    Advice: He has been sidelined for the past three games, but he has already said that he is hopeful to return on Sunday. Barea's presence off the bench would be crucial if Monta Ellis (calf) sits this one out, but he is still only worth a look in deeper leagues. If Barea can't go, expect Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris to log heavy minutes vs. the Pacers.
    Yesterday, 9:19 am
  • Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson again
    The first thing that head coach Byron Scott noticed in the box score was that Jordan Clarkson finished Friday's game with zero assists, but he still came to the rookie's defense.

    Advice: "That’s something that at a young age, he’s going to have to figure out on the fly," said Scott. "He did get in the paint a few times and finish it off. But guys just didn’t make layups or they got fouled and went to the free throw line. He was still unselfish and doing the right things. It just didn’t show up in the stat sheet." Clarkson has been excellent for the Lakers this season and it looks like he has a bright future in this league, so we would expect for him to get every opportunity to succeed as we close out the season. Keep him active in all lineups.
    Yesterday, 6:23 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 with no dimes
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points during a 94-83 loss to the Raptors on Friday with four rebounds, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't have an assist tonight, but the scoring numbers are there for Clarkson. He's a good bet to lead the team in points going forward and he should add some steals along with a few other stats along the way. He's worth owning in all leagues.
    Friday, 10:22 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) hopeful to play Sunday
    J.J. Barea (ankle) said he is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: We'll be considering Barea questionable for that one, and it'll be Devin Harris as the primary beneficiary for however long Barea is out. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers through the month of March, so he can be viewed as a low-end option in deep leagues.
    Friday, 10:00 am
  • Jared Dudley has awful shot in win
    Jared Dudley returned from his kneecap injury on Thursday, scoring two points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had the worst shot you'll see all season with a backwards shot in the corner. We know that doesn't make sense, so click the link below to check it out. Dudley can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
    Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores 10 points in loss
    Roy Hibbert scored 10 points with three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: After a zero-point stinker on Wednesday, he looked really, really tired again tonight and started slowly. This isn't a surprise because Hibbert is routinely sub-par when he has no rest, making just 40.4 percent from the field on the season. He'll get a couple more days off before he gets to face Tyson Chandler on Sunday.
    Thursday, 7:41 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) will play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Dudley had some good stretches during the season, but his play has really fallen off during the month of March with averages of just 2.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game on 22.2 percent shooting from the field. He'll likely be eased back into the rotation, so it's safe to leave Dudley on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
    Thursday, 3:20 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out Friday vs. San Antonio
    J.J. Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: With Barea unavailable, Devin Harris will have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game through the month of March, so his value is limited to deep leagues.
    Thursday, 12:41 pm
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable for Friday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Brewer hasn't missed any time with his oblique strain, so there's no reason to think he won't be able to give it a go on Friday. We'll let you know if that changes.
    Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) out Thursday vs. MIL
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

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

    Advice: While the questionable tag leaves the possibility open for Stuckey to suit up, it would be a surprise to see him play after an MRI revealed a calf strain on Wednesday. If Stuckey can't play, look for C.J. Watson to be the primary fantasy beneficiary against the Bucks on Thursday.
    Thursday, 10:32 am
  • Jordan Clarkson not happy with his play
    Despite solid back-to-back efforts on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jordan Clarkson said he's still not satisfied with his play.

    Advice: Despite his line 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block that included the game-winning free throws on Wednesday, Clarkson is still looking for improvement. "I think I took a few steps back," said Clarkson. "I didn’t take care of the ball well. I was holding it a little bit too much on the offensive end. I have to keep growing, watch the film and learn from it." As evidenced by his last two games, Clarkson has been fully unleashed in the Lakers' offense and is a must-own player in all fantasy leagues.
    Thursday, 8:34 am
  • Justin Hamilton quiet in return for Wolves
    Justin Hamilton returned from a bout with migraines and had four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe he'll get healthy and hot in the upcoming week, but for now, he's just another big man in Minnesota. And that's a shame, because he was playing so well before the migraines set in. If you have an available spot and need a big man, taking a flier on Hamilton still makes sense.
    Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 20, hits game-winners
    Jordan Clarkson came off his career-high 30-point game and had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and six turnovers in Wednesday's OT win against the Wolves.

    Advice: He also hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give his team the win. While that's a good thing for JC and his fantasy owners, the Lakers were surely hoping for a loss in order to get more ping pong balls. Clarkson is a must-own player until further notice.
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Michael Beasley plays 14 minutes in win
    Michael Beasley came off the bench and played just 14 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, two steals and a block.

    Advice: Yuck. Henry Walker, James Ennis and Tyler Johnson got the minutes tonight, so it looks like the bright light that was shining on Beasley earlier in the day is officially burnt out.
    Wednesday, 9:49 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Roy Hibbert doesn't score on Wednesday
    Roy Hibbert missed all six shots from the field against the Wizards on Wednesday with no points, five boards, two assists and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't even block a shot tonight. Just when we thought Hibbert was finally getting it going, he lays an egg. We've seen this dozens of times before, so there's no need to adjust your opinion on Hibbert going forward. He'll face Zaza Pachulia on Thursday.
    Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Brook Lopez torches Hornets for 34 & 10
    Brook Lopez took advantage of the poor defense (and the sore knee) of Al Jefferson and went off for 34 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in Wednesday's win over Charlotte.

    Advice: The Hornets needed this game, but Bro-Lo was just too much. It wasn't a season high, nor was it even his best game of the season, which came on Jan. 30. But he's cooking right now, scoring 31 or more in three of his last four games, while averaging 26.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks on 63 percent shooting over his last five - just in time for the playoffs. It doesn't seem right that the Bro-Lo owner is likely cruising through the playoffs, but he's playing well enough to carry teams right now.
    Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Michael Beasley will start on Wednesday
    Michael Beasley will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Celtics in place of Hassan Whiteside (hand).

    Advice: The Heat are also missing Dwyane Wade (knee) and Chris Andersen (calf) tonight, so Beasley should be very busy on the offensive end. He is averaging 9.0 points, 4.4 boards and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes through 12 games in March, but he should see a nice bump in production in a critical matchup with the Celtics. Owners in daily leagues should give him a look.
    Wednesday, 4:04 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) available to play
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves may actually have eight players available tonight after running a seven-man rotation on Monday. Hamilton was playing very well before his head injury, so give him a look in all standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • Jared Dudley is questionable for Thursday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did go through practice, but that doesn't mean much because he went through practice on Monday and missed Tuesday's game. Dudley can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
    Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • Michael Beasley likely to start on Wednesday
    Michael Beasley will likely enter the starting lineup vs. the Celtics on Wednesday if Hassan Whiteside (hand) can't play.

    Advice: Beasley has averages of 9.0 points, 4.4 boards and 1.3 assists in 24.3 minutes per game during the month of March, so he could see a nice bump in production if he is forced to play big minutes. Chris Andersen (calf) is also questionable which only improves Beasley's outlook, so owners in daily leagues looking for a cheap plug-and-play should give him a look.
    Wednesday, 9:41 am
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) will not play Wednesday
    An MRI revealed that Rodney Stuckey has a calf strain, and he will not be able to play vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for the Pacers, and it's starting to look unlikely that Stuckey will be able to play on Thursday vs. the Bucks as well. C.J. Watson dropped 23 points in Stuckey's absence on Monday, and he should be considered the primary beneficiary of this news and is worth a look in daily leagues. We will pass along any additional updates regarding Stuckey as soon as we know more.
    Wednesday, 8:09 am
  • Jordan Clarkson pours in career-high 30 pts
    Jordan Clarkson scored a career-high 30 points during Tuesday's loss in Oklahoma City, hitting 12-of-19 FGs with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: Two of his makes came from downtown and he committed a tolerable three turnovers in a team-high 36 minutes of action. Jeremy Lin joined Clarkson in the backcourt and it suited both players just fine, as they combined for 49 points on 60.0 percent shooting. The Lakers are in player-development mode and Clarkson is at the top of the list, so tonight's gem could be a harbinger of things to come in L.A.'s final dozen games.
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Michael Beasley starts w/ Whiteside ailing
    With Hassan Whiteside (hand) being stitched up by team trainers, Michael Beasley slid into Miami's starting lineup to begin the second half on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beasley finished with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes, but he also lost a critical jumpball which led to Milwaukee's game-winning 3-pointer. He's solidified himself as a reliable part of Miami's rotation but he's yet to cause a ripple in fantasy leagues. Whiteside's status for Wednesday's game is in real doubt, but Beasley is best suited to use in very deep leagues or daily leagues.
    Tuesday, 8:02 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out Tuesday vs. Miami
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Dudley is inching his way closer to making a return after going through a full practice on Monday, but today will not be the day. He wasn't playing well before going down, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) questionable Wed.
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: With Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful and Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out, the Timberwolves could sure use Hamilton back in the rotation. Expect another update on Hamilton following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Wolves.
    Tuesday, 2:20 pm
  • Corey Brewer (oblique) probable Wednesday
    Corey Brewer (oblique strain) is probable to play Wednesday vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an oblique injury for Brewer, but with the Rockets listing him as probable, we're not expecting him to miss any time. Brewer has been productive through the month of March, putting in averages of 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 48.1 percent shooting from the field. He's a good guy to own in deep leagues.
    Tuesday, 1:42 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) questionable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) did not practice on Tuesday, and he is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

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

    Advice: "He’s out tonight for sure," Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said. "And my understanding is it’s more of a day-to-day thing. Not serious. But he turned it over the other day in practice. He’s not ready to go yet." Devin Harris is in line to see a minutes boost against the Spurs, but he isn't a lock to play as he recovers from an illness, so we may get a look at Raymond Felton if Harris experiences a setback before tip-off.
    Tuesday, 9:26 am
  • Roy Hibbert unhappy with Pacers' defense
    Roy Hibbert was unhappy with the Pacers' defense during Monday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Hibbert had a strong game on Monday, but wasn't happy with the Pacers' team defense in the loss. "I'm going to give you a real answer, not a (B.S.) answer," Hibbert said. "I think that sometimes we take the easy way out. In the years past, we've been able to earn no calls and get stops and I think the easier way out has been to foul, myself included." Team defense issues aside, the big man is averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks over his last five games and can be started with confidence in all fantasy leagues.
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
  • Roy Hibbert scores 18 with 10 boards
    Roy Hibbert played well on offense against the Rockets on Monday during a 110-100 loss with 18 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and both free throws. Hibbert has really turned it on over his last four, averaging 16.5 points, 7.0 boards, 1.5 dimes, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 57.4 percent from the field. His fantasy owners can finally start feeling confident in using him after a multiple-week slump earlier this month.
    Monday, 7:34 pm
  • Cameron Bairstow out on Monday
    Cameron Bairstow (illness) is not available to play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He's actually started a game while the Bulls missed Joakim Noah, so this does have some fantasy implications. Expect more minutes going to Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic to get more run.
    Mar 23, 3:54 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) will not play Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Saturday and did not return. With Stuckey out, C.J. Watson should be more of a sixth man as a combo guard while C.J. Miles should get close to 35 minutes. George Hill may also play a little more with Pat Beverley on him. Owners in weekly leagues shouldn't be playing Stuckey.
    Mar 23, 2:18 pm
  • Jared Dudley questionable for Tuesday
    Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He went through practice on Monday and could return after missing most of the second half due to an issue with his kneecap. Dudley would take minutes away from Ersan Ilyasova, but Ghosface Ilya is still worth owning in all leagues.
    Mar 23, 12:37 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) already ruled out for Tues
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's expected to miss multiple games due to his ankle sprain from Saturday's practice. Barea going down would have given more minutes to Devin Harris (illness), but he is also not 100 percent due to an illness. Raymond Felton could get some run as a backup for the Mavs.
    Mar 23, 11:54 am
  • Justin Hamilton (head) out again on Monday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play again on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Hamilton has been out since March 16 with migraines, and right now there is no clear timetable for his return. It's too bad considering Hamilton has a clear path toward production given all the injuries his team is dealing with, but he's of no use to fantasy owners if he can't get into the lineup. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both questionable, Gorgui Dieng should get a ton of burn once again.
    Mar 23, 9:09 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) questionable on Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (calf) is questionable to play on Monday against Houston.

    Advice: Stuckey left Saturday's game vs. the Nets with a sore calf (which he originally injured almost two weeks ago) and didn't return after just 13 minutes, so the fact that he's still iffy two days later isn't a great sign. If he's unable to give it a go, C.J. Watson, C.J. Miles and Solmon Hill should all see increased burn.
    Mar 23, 7:58 am
  • Brook Lopez undecided about player option
    Brook Lopez said he's undecided about exercising his $16.7 million player option for next season.

    Advice: It's an interesting decision for the big man since he has a history of foot and ankle injuries and is unlikely to command that annual figure on the open market, but he would have no problem getting a multi-year commitment in free agency. If he does opt out, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him land elsewhere.
    Mar 23, 7:48 am
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) has no timetable to return
    Head coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea's ankle injury isn't too serious, but he said there is no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Barea sprained his ankle at practice Saturday and isn't even traveling with the team, so we will go ahead and consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. We will track Barea's status closely, but it's safe to drop him in most leagues. Devin Harris will get some more ball-handling responsibilities off the bench following this news and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Mar 22, 4:47 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (migraine) out again Sunday
    Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Hamilton actually wasn't on the injury report earlier in the day, so it's a shame that he won't be able to give it a go tonight. Hopefully he will be able to return to action on Monday vs. the Jazz, but his owners should have a backup plan ready. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also out, Gorgui Dieng, Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will be busy again tonight.
    Mar 22, 3:25 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) and Mayo (hamstring) out
    Jared Dudley (knee) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) remain out indefinitely.

    Advice: Neither guy will play on Sunday, of course, and their absence leaves extra playing time available for Tyler Ennis, Jerryd Bayless, Ersan Ilyasova and others. Ilyasova is the best bet for reliable value, though Bayless is also worth a glance for deep-league owners seeking guard help. Dudley and Mayo both belong on the waiver wire until a return date is announced.
    Mar 22, 12:14 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores eight points
    Arron Afflalo scored eight points on 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with three rebounds, one assist and three fouls.

    Advice: Even with all the injuries, Afflalo still can't produce. He somehow only put up a 9.8 usage rate tonight, which makes his position of shooting guard a complete misnomer. His ceiling will be raised with all of these injuries, but there's no need to be proactive in adding him right now based on how poorly he's played.
    Mar 21, 8:17 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores 16 points vs. Nets
    Roy Hibbert scored 16 points with six boards, two assists and one block against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets are giving up some big lines to centers these days, so we can't get too excited about Hibbert turning in a productive game. Although, he's trending up in his last four games with 16.3 points, 6.3 boards, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 turnovers on 50.0 percent from the field. He looks safe to start now, but that could change in a moment's notice.
    Mar 21, 7:18 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 26 points in a win
    Brook Lopez scored 26 points against the Pacers on Saturday with four rebounds and four blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't have an 18-board game like Friday, but there has been an upward trend in his rebounds lately. According to the Nets' broadcast, Lopez said he's better on the glass with Thaddeus Young out there spacing the floor. Whatever it is, Lopez is playing great right now and is a must-start player.
    Mar 21, 6:57 pm
  • Markel Brown cooling off again
    Markel Brown scored two points in 15 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's losing playing time to Bojan Bogdanovic and may even fall out of the rotation soon now that the Nets are in the playoff hunt. Brown can be dropped just about everywhere.
    Mar 21, 6:49 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (calf) will not return vs. BK
    Rodney Stuckey is dealing with a sore left calf and will not return to Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He hasn't had any noteworthy calf issues since 2009, so maybe it's a new injury or something stemming from his ankle problems from earlier this month. With Stuckey out, C.J. Watson will likely get some more run while C.J. Miles and Solomon Hill would also benefit. There's no need to pick up any of these guys in most leagues until we know more on Stuckey. He finished with two points and one board in 13 minutes.
    Mar 21, 5:14 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out for Sunday night
    J.J. Barea sprained his left ankle at practice on Saturday and will not play against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't even travel, so he could miss Tuesday at home against the Spurs. With Barea out, Devin Harris should play more and Monta Ellis should get a little more ball-handling chances. Barea is not worth owning in most leagues.
    Mar 21, 12:29 pm
  • McRoberts may travel with Heat on road trip
    Josh McRoberts (knee) may travel with the Heat on their upcoming four-game road trip, but that doesn't mean he will return anytime soon.

    Advice: McRoberts remains without a timetable to return, but this is a good sign and he is said to be progressing well from knee surgery. However, there is no guarantee that we will see McRoberts back on the court this season and the Heat will likely proceed with caution, so there is no need to own him outside of the deepest of leagues. As always, we will provide an update on his status when we know more.
    Mar 21, 11:05 am
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Beasley flirts with triple-double vs. Nuggets
    Michael Beasley flirted with a low-grade triple-double on Friday against the Nuggets, scoring nine points on 4-of-13 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in 34 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Beasley hasn't been a great standard league asset because of poor percentages and just 1.8 combined steals, threes and blocks over his last seven games. There is a chance he mops up for the Heat down the stretch of the season, but with the Heat rising in the standings and not falling -- that chance lessens by the game.
    Mar 20, 10:35 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Brook Lopez here, there and everywhere in win
    Brook Lopez turned in his best game of the season during a 129-127 triple-overtime win over the Bucks on Friday, scoring 32 points with 18 boards, two assists and five blocks in 42 minutes.

    Advice: He's the first player this season to drop a 30-15 line with five blocks and his boards were a season high. Lopez was already fairly hot before this game, averaging 15.3 points, 8.7 boards, 1.4 blocks and 0.6 steals in his previous March games. The Nets do get a back-to-back road game in Indiana, so fantasy owners with an older Net on their roster might want to make sure their guy(s) are good to go.
    Mar 20, 9:56 pm
  • Hibbert scores 20 points with eight boards
    Roy Hibbert scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Cavs.

    Advice: Hibbert won't be scoring this much if Paul George returns and logs anywhere close to the 25 mpg, though it's not a guarantee that Hibbert scores on any given night, anyway. George Hill added 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with four treys and three assists, and he'd be a candidate to see his touches reduced if PG is anything near his old self.
    Mar 20, 9:42 pm
  • Stuckey hits just 2-of-11 FGs in loss to CLE
    Rodney Stuckey hit just 2-of-11 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with six points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero 3-pointers in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The shooting regression could be ready to strike and Stuckey also suffered a reportedly minor ankle injury on Wednesday. He's been great this past month but we'll be watching him closely for signs of a slowdown, especially with Paul George reportedly returning soon.
    Mar 20, 9:38 pm
  • Arron Afflalo has a bad night in Orlando
    Arron Afflalo didn't play well against one of his former teams in Orlando on Friday with seven points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It hasn't gone well for him. Afflalo doesn't have a single steal in any of his last five games, averaging 13.2 points, 2.6 boards, 0.2 blocks and 2.6 treys on 42.6 percent from the field in that span. He's losing some playing time now and it's really hard to hold a guy who has yet to make a splash since joining the team. If there's something promising on the wire, cutting Afflalo makes sense.
    Mar 20, 6:46 pm
  • Rehab going well for Josh McRoberts (knee)
    Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said that Josh McRoberts has been progressing well in his recovery from knee surgery.

    Advice: McRoberts has been working out twice a day with trainers, and there remains a possibility that he will be able to return to the court at some point this season. However, if McBob is able to return, he'll likely be brought along very slowly, and with just 15 games remaining for Miami, he's very unlikely to become a factor in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire.
    Mar 20, 3:13 pm
    W, 109-102 vs Det
  • Jared Dudley (back) will not play on Friday
    Jared Dudley (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn, and he is currently without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: With Dudley out, Ersan Ilyasova will likely continue to see his minutes in the 30s, with Giannis Antetokounmpo getting all the run he can handle. Dudley belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Mar 20, 8:26 am
  • Nick Young (knee) unlikely to make road trip
    Lakers' head coach Byron Scott said he's doubtful Nick Young (knee) will accompany the team on their upcoming five-game road trip.

    Advice: "I don’t see him going on this trip," Scott said. "He can do his therapy here." It sounds like Young will remain sidelined for at least the next six games, meaning he won't be able to return to action until April 1 at the earliest. Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, and Wayne Ellington will continue to log extended minutes in Young's absence, and at this point in the fantasy season, Swaggy P belongs on the waiver wire.
    Mar 20, 6:12 am
    L, 107-99 @ Bkn
  • Corey Brewer grabs 10 boards vs. Nuggets
    Corey Brewer grabbed 10 rebounds during a 118-108 win over the Nuggets on Thursday with six points, four rebounds, one steal and one turnover on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: He has suddenly become a rebounding guard and pulled down a career-high 12 boards on Tuesday. Brewer's treys are down and he's slowed down in his last three outings, averaging 8.7 points, 8.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks on 37.9 percent from the field. He's more of a steals specialist as long as you're OK with his sub-par shooting.
    Mar 19, 8:28 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) dealing with migraines
    Justin Hamilton (illness) has been suffering from migraines since being kneed in the head against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He is not going to play until the migraines go away, so he could be out through the weekend. Hamilton was playing terrific ball and he would have been worth owning in standard leagues, but now it's tough to tell when he'll be back. Expect Gorgui Dieng to cruise while Chase Budinger and Adreian Payne will help out as well.
    Mar 19, 4:54 pm
  • Justin Hamilton (illness) out Thursday vs. NY
    Justin Hamilton (illness) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Wolves are going to be extremely thin tonight with Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) also unavailable. Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will get all the run they can handle, and Dieng is worth a long look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Knicks.
    Mar 19, 3:20 pm
  • Justin Hamilton not on the injury report
    Justin Hamilton (illness) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Hamilton was a late scratch on Wednesday due to an illness, but it's a great sign that he's not being listed on the injury report for Thursday's game. We'll be considering him probable, and with Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic's (ankle) status up in the air tonight, Hamilton could be thrust into heavy minutes. Stay tuned.
    Mar 19, 11:56 am
  • Roy Hibbert plays 31 minutes vs. Bulls
    Roy Hibbert played 31 minutes against the Bulls during a 103-86 loss on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds and one block.

    Advice: His minutes have increased in each of his last three games and may have played a little more tonight because of Ian Mahinmi's injury. Hibbert was having an abysmal start to his March before tonight, averaging 7.8 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 blocks and 0.5 steals on 33.3 percent from the field. He's not a must-start player right now.
    Mar 18, 10:06 pm
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