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  • Arron Afflalo says goal is to play in Game 2
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) said that his goal is to play in Game 2 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Afflalo stopped short of saying that he would actually play on Wednesday, but we'll likely get another update on his status following Tuesday's practice. It sounds like he could be headed for the dreaded game-time call on Wednesday, but if he is able to go, he'll take away minutes from C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    20 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Thibodeau thinks Kirk Hinrich can play Thurs
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Kirk Hinrich's (knee) availability for Thursday's Game 3 against the Bucks.

    Advice: Hinrich would likely take away some minutes from Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell, but he's not a guy that makes major contributions to the stat sheet, so he's not a great guy to target in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    31 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tyreke Evans playing through throbbing pain
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he played through throbbing pain in his left knee during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Despite still experiencing pain from bumping knees with Andre Iguodala in Game 1, Evans came close to recording a triple-double in Monday's loss. "The whole game it was throbbing and I was trying to fight through it to do anything to help our team,'' Evans said. We'll update Evans' status heading into Thursday's Game 3, but it sounds like he's planning on gutting it through this injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 am
  • Lakers mixed on re-signing Wes Johnson
    The Lakers reportedly have mixed feelings on retaining Wes Johnson.

    Advice: While Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal to return to the Lakers, the team is reportedly concerned about the on-going inconsistencies in the 27-year-old's game. Lakers head coach Byron Scott still thinks Johnson can be one of the league's top defenders, but the Lakers will have other priorities as they head into free agency. We should have some clarity on the situation when Johnson becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but there's a good chance that clarity will come in another city besides Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 am
  • Devin Harris present at Tuesday shootaround
    Devin Harris (toe) was able to participate in Tuesday's shootaround.

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said he wouldn't have a decision on Harris' availability for Tuesday's Game 2 until pre-game, but his participation in shootaround is a good sign for Harris. We'll have an update on Harris once Carlisle and the training staff make a decision, but J.J. Barea would be in line to see a minutes bump if Harris is unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jose Calderon bothered by Achilles all season
    Knicks president Phil Jackson said that Jose Calderon was bothered by his Achilles for the entire 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Jackson also added that he's confident Calderon will bounce back in 2015-16, but fantasy owners can't put too much stock in the 33-year-old at this point. Calderon disappointed even when he did play in 2014-15 with averages of 9.1 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers in 42 games and he'll have to compete with Langton Galloway, Shane Larkin, and a potential free agent or draft pick next season, so he shouldn't be much more than a late-round flier in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 am
     
    Injured
    L, 112-90 vs Det
  • Kyle Lowry says he's feeling fine
    Kyle Lowry said he's feeling fine and isn't going to make any excuses for a lackluster Game 1 performance on Saturday.

    Advice: Lowry shot 2-of-10 from the field on Saturday, but said he feels great and is offering no excuses. "I'm kicking, talking to you guys," Lowry said before adding that he just played a bad game. We'll look for Lowry to bounce back in Game 2 on Tuesday as another poor showing could have the Raptors headed to Washington down two games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:00 am
  • Jackson has mixed reviews on Tim Hardaway Jr
    Knicks president Phil Jackson has mixed reviews on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Jackson said that Hardaway has a bright future, but was "both good and average" during the 2014-15 season. The Zen Master is correct as Hardaway had an inconsistent season during which he averaged 11.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 three-pointers on just 38.9 percent shooting from the field. While the 23-year-old has potential, he won't be much more than a late-round target in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:37 am
  • Klay, Curry combine for 48 points in G2 win
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Warriors' 97-87 Game 2 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: Thompson and Stephen Curry (22 points, four boards, six assists, three treys) continued to play like one of the most electric backcourts of a generation, even if Curry did get dinged on his efficiency a bit with 9-of-21 makes from the field and five turnovers. Remember when Mark Jackson called this the best shooting backcourt of all time? That might be the most insightful thing he has ever said. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Gordon scores 23 points with five treys in G2
    Eric Gordon scored 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting (including five threes) in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Gordon has exceeded expectations for this series and that's a nice little subplot in New Orleans considering his start with the franchise was basically terrible. He's a big reason the games have been close. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Evans posts 16-10-7 line despite knee issues
    Tyreke Evans played through a knee injury in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors, scoring 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 7-of-12 FTs) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the injury, Evans played very well even if he had some of his trademark drive-into-nowhere forays toward the hoop. His knee injury should be a point of concern for the rest of the series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Cole the man for the job defending Curry
    Norris Cole scored 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench in Monday's Game 2 loss.

    Advice: Cole made some key buckets but really his importance is on the defensive end, where he's the only guy that can stay in the same zip code as Stephen Curry. If the Pelicans are going to keep pushing the Warriors, they'll need to increase both Cole and Dante Cunningham's minutes (18) to match up with this Warriors squad. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Derrick Rose finishes strong after bad start
    Derrick Rose scored all 15 points in the second half against the Bucks on Monday, adding seven boards, nine assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He looked great out there, but his shot selection was not where it should be in the first half. Rose looks as athletic as ever and his passing was much better tonight, too. Additionally, his 38 minutes are a great sign for him and he might be at 40 minutes by the time the Cleveland series comes around. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores just six points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored just six points during a 91-82 loss to the Bulls on Monday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks on 2-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: The Bulls were able to keep him out of the paint and he was a little hesitant in transition. Antetokounmpo made just 4-of-13 from the field in Game 1 and he averaged just 9.8 points on 41.7 percent from the field against the Bulls in four regular season games, so his offensive struggles don't come as a surprise. He'll look to improve at home for Game 3 on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 22 in loss to Bulls
    Khris Middleton scored 22 points on 8-of-20 from the field against the Bulls on Monday with six boards, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played 38 minutes tonight, which was up from just 34 in Game 1. Middleton continues to play well after his terrific post-break averages of 16.8 points, 4.4 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 treys in 35.3 minutes. He's earned some serious money. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: With Jrue Holiday (leg) out, the Pelicans are going to need plenty out of Evans. He is likely less than 100 percent and needed some treatment before this game. Evans only scored one point in Game 1 and will look to bounce back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Tyreke Evans thinks he'll play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he thinks he'll be able to play on Monday night against the Warriors.

    Advice: He is questionable and will be a game-time decision. Evans' bone bruise on his knee might be an issue for him, especially if he's going to have to guard Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. We'll have another update on Tyreke in the next hour or so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:23 pm
  • Jared Dudley will play on Monday night
    Jared Dudley will play against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable, but coach Jason Kidd said he can play. Kidd also said rebounding was very important today, so maybe the Bucks won't go with a lineup of Michael Carter-Williams, Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo. Dudley has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Zach LaVine needs to get stronger to play SG
    Coach Flip Saunders said Zach LaVine will have to get stronger to play shooting guard next season.

    Advice: LaVine also said that's a focus for him in the offseason. He was outstanding around the rim and from deep to close the season, so he'll be someone worth watching in the offseason. For now, he's not someone most fantasy owners will want to target in a standard fantasy draft. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Joe Harris called up on Monday
    Joe Harris has been recalled from the Canton Charge.

    Advice: He's not going to be in the rotation unless garbage time is a factor. Harris played in nine regular season games for the Charge this season, averaging 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 31.7 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:40 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday game-time calls
    Tyreke Evans (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are both game-time decisions against the Warriors for Monday's Game 2.

    Advice: Holiday will be limited even if he does play in this one, while Evans' availability is unlikely to be determined until right before tipoff. It's hard to envision any scenario where Evans is at 100 percent health, but Evans will do everything he can to get out there. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole is staring at an enormous role with Holiday not his usual self. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 am
  • Devin Harris questionable to play in Game 2
    Devin Harris (toe) is questionable to play in Game 2 vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Harris aggravated his toe injury in Game 1, and then later admitted the tape job was an issue for his second toe, so it's unlikely to be a pretty picture inside of his shoe right now. Regardless, Harris' availability is obviously up in the air, and if he sits, J.J. Barea would see more action off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Lou Williams wins Sixth Man of the Year
    Lou Williams was named the NBA's 2014-15 Sixth Man of the Year on Monday.

    Advice: Isaiah Thomas finished second in the voting, and Jamal Crawford rounded out the top three. There was a darkhorse case to be made for Andre Iguodala, but he finished fourth in the voting. It's been a pretty good year for Sweet Lou after being traded for John Salmons and Lucas Nogueira last summer. Williams finished the regular season with averages of 15.5 points, 1.1 steals and 1.9 triples on 40.4 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 am
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play Monday vs. Bucks
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Bucks in Game 2.

    Advice: Hinrich was also ruled out of Game 1, and although he was thought to be improving, he hasn't made enough progress to get back into action. With Derrick Rose hooping and Aaron Brooks backing him up, Hinrich's availability doesn't seem to matter much anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Gerald Green hoping to return to the Suns
    Gerald Green is hoping to re-sign with the Suns this offseason.

    Advice: "I do want to come back," he said. "I think they do want me back, too ... I just talked to Lon (Babby, president of basketball operations). It was a good conversation so I'm a little positive about that." Green had some ugly public back-and-forths with the Suns toward the end of the year about playing time, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he heads for greener pastures. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Report: Arron Afflalo could return for Game 2
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) could return for Game 2 vs. Memphis, according to CSNNW.

    Advice: "Yeah, I'm good," Afflalo said when asked if he'd be ready for the next contest. All the Blazers have said was that he participated in some portions of practice on Sunday, and with players notoriously optimistic about their recoveries, especially in the playoffs, we're going to need to see harder news before declaring AA ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Markel Brown headed to bench for Game 2?
    Markel Brown could be headed to the bench for Game 2 vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Brown, who started Sunday's game, was benched to begin the second half for Bojan Bogdanovic. Lionel Hollins, your thoughts? "Bogey is really the starter," Hollins said. "And Markel, I play him to get some experience and some minutes. And usually, if he's playing better, he gets to play in the second half. If he's not, then I stick with the guy who's the starter. It's not rocket science" With Alan Anderson (ankle) now back, Brown could very well wind up as a DNP-CD. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:01 am
  • Van Gundy wants Jackson to work on defense
    Stan Van Gundy wants Reggie Jackson to improve on the defensive end of the court.

    Advice: "Defensively, he's still got a long, long way to go, but on the offensive end of the floor, I mean, he can certainly score and he can create shots for other people." The Pistons are expected to re-sign Jackson, and it will be interesting to see at what number after the point guard reportedly rejected a four-year, $48 million extension from Oklahoma City prior to being traded. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:45 am
  • Mike Conley plays through pain in Game 1 win
    Mike Conley (foot) admitted that it felt like a golf ball was at the bottom of his shoe in the Game 1 victory over the Blazers.

    Advice: Conley scored 16 points in 24 minutes on 6-of-11 shooting, but he's nowhere near 100 percent healthy. Despite a successful Game 1 effort, we simply can't be expecting the usual Mike Conley as he deal with this injury. Beno Udrih will be a very important player for Memphis in the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 am
  • Beal stays late for extra shooting work
    Bradley Beal stayed late after Washington's Game 1 win to get in extra shooting work.

    Advice: Beal managed to make just 6-of-23 shots, and that prompted the extra session. "Have to," Beal said of the additional work. "Can’t shoot 6 for 23. Just want to get a rhythm. I’ve got to just make sure everything’s feeling good still." Kudos to the Florida product for putting in the work after his team won, a move several players wouldn't have necessarily made. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:04 am
  • Clips beat Spurs, Chris Paul scores 32 points
    Chris Paul was unguardable down the stretch of Sunday's Game 1 win vs. the Spurs, finishing with a game-high 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting with three 3-pointers, seven boards, six assists and two steals.

    Advice: CP3 started the postseason with a bang. He led the NBA with 10.2 assists per game this season, played 82 games for the first time in his 10-year career, and looks ready to step up offensively vs. the Spurs' elite defense. Paul knocked down a career-high 139 three-pointers this season and was 3-of-5 beyond the arc on Sunday, abusing every defender the Spurs threw his way. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:09 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard's +/- rating a team-worst -21
    Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 18 points during a Game 1 loss on Sunday, hitting 7-of-12 shots with six boards, three assists and four steals.

    Advice: Kawhi also turned the ball over four times and missed three of his six FT attempts, finishing with a team-worst +/- rating at -21. That might be a first. The No. 6 seed Spurs lack homecourt advantage and they trail 0-1 in the series with Game 2 looming on Wednesday. The Rockets in 1995 were the last No. 6 seed to win an NBA championship, with a roster that included Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Smith, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:58 pm
  • Mike Conley thrives Sun despite sprained foot
    Mike Conley (sprained right foot) scored 16 points in only 24 minutes of action vs. the Blazers, making 6-of-11 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws with one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He's been having trouble walking and was told he'd need 4-6 weeks to fully recover, but he didn't seem limited while using change-of-speed dribbles to befuddle the Blazers' defense. Conley was even wearing a shoe one size bigger on his right foot to allow for extra padding but all signs point to him starting without a minute-limit on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:53 pm
  • Markel Brown benched in second half vs. ATL
    Markel Brown started Sunday's game but he was benched in the second half and finished with only four points and one rebound in six minutes.

    Advice: Bojan Bogdanovic usurped his starting job and Brown didn't even leave the bench in the third and fourth quarters. Given tonight's disappearing act, it's impossible to rely on him when the Nets try to even the series on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:29 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) will play Game 1 on Sunday
    Mike Conley (foot) will play Game 1 on Sunday against Portland, as expected.

    Advice: Conley was listed as a game-time call, but there was never really any doubt that he'd suit up for Game 1 of the playoffs. Head coach Dave Joerger said he'd play Conley as close to 45 minutes as possible, so he's looking like a quality guy to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:37 pm
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) out for Game 1
    Updating a previous report, Arron Afflalo (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Game 1 against the Grizzlies.

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

    Advice: Afflalo is still being listed as doubtful, but the fact that he's going through a workout at full speed is certainly a positive sign. He's currently in the second week of his initial 1-2 week timetable, so there is a chance he takes the floor tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If he is able to play, C.J. McCollum's value would take a sizable hit, and Allen Crabbe may fall entirely out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:28 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) is officially being listed as questionable for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans said that he's still not able to run at full speed, and that he will be a game-time decision for Game 2. He's expected to test his knee during Monday's pregame warmups to see if he is able to push off his left leg and attack the basket without experiencing any pain, so it sounds like he'll be a true game-time call. If he's unable to go, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will be asked to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:24 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) questionable for Game 2
    Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Kirk Hinrich (knee) is improving, but he's unsure about his status for Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Tony Snell will pick up most of Hinrich's reserve minutes if he's again unable to go on Monday, but he's not going to see enough floor time to matter in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:32 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Tyreke Evans says he will be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:51 am
  • Mike Conley and Tony Allen will give it a go
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) will play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though they are officially listed as game-time decisions.

    Advice: Conley missed the last four games of the regular season, and even though he is still experiencing some discomfort, he is expected to be in the starting lineup tonight. Joerger admitted that there will likely be some rust, but it's possible that Conley could see close to his normal allotment of minutes. We will confirm his status right before tip-off, but it's safe to say that Beno Udrih will be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:08 am
  • Thibodeau praises Derrick Rose Saturday
    Head coach Tom Thibodeau praised Derrick Rose and said that all of his injuries have just made him stronger.

    Advice: "Obviously, we're a much better team with Derrick," Thibodeau said. "He has been through a grind. We're very pleased to have him back. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a long run of health for him. Time does go by quickly. You're talking about a guy who is sort of now in the middle of his career. He has been through a lot. Early on, you're 22 and the MVP of the league and there weren't many bumps in the road. He has hit a few bumps and gotten through those. The fact he has, I think, has made him stronger." Rose was excellent in a win vs. the Bucks on Saturday with 23 points, seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers, and it didn't look his knees were an issue at all. He will look to to keep building momentum in Game 2 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:33 am
  • Devin Harris had issue with tape on his toe
    Devin Harris (toe) said the tape job on his left big toe was a problem with his second toe.

    Advice: He had surgery on that toe back in the summer of 2013, so the Mavs will have to figure out a new way to wrap Harris' toe in Game 2. This doesn't sound quite as bad as a normal aggravation, but Harris will likely be limited in some capacity for the rest of the series. J.J. Barea will play a bit more. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Devin Harris aggravates toe injury vs. HOU
    Devin Harris aggravated his toe injury on Saturday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable to go into this game and he suffered the aggravation in the second half. Harris seemed to be bothered by the injury throughout the game and he could miss some time. If that's the case, J.J. Barea would be looking at more playing time. Harris left the game with two points, two boards and one assist in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Derrick Rose scores 23 points in win vs Bucks
    Derrick Rose looked 100 percent during a 103-91 win over the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 23 points with seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 from the field and made the most of the Bucks not bringing double-teams to him. Rose said multiple times in the post-game interview on ESPN that he had open looks because the Bucks didn't double, so expect that message to be received loud and clear in Game 2 on Monday. Of course, Rose looking great tonight is a top-five story from the day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • Khris Middleton missing late, scores 18
    Khris Middleton scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: For some reason, coach Jason Kidd was a little late bringing Middleton into the game during the fourth quarter. Middleton does have sub-par numbers against the Bulls and his 41.2 percent from the field against them is his lowest among any opponent with at least three games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • Devin Harris looks like he's playing on Sat
    Devin Harris (toe) looks like a go against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable, but the team expected him to play all along. If any other news comes around regarding Harris, we'll pass it along. Expect him to play minutes in the lower 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Klay Thompson scores 21 points in Game 1
    Klay Thompson scored 21 points against the Pelicans on Saturday with one rebound, three assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He missed two clutch free throws late, which statistically only has a 1.4 percent chance of happening based on his season free throw percentage of 87.9. The Warriors only made 61.8 percent from the line today, which is well below their season average of 76.8 percent. Thompson didn't have a great game, but his teammates picked him up. It'll be the other way around at some point in this postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans 'felt a little pop' in his knee
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 16 points vs. Warriors
    Eric Gordon scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon was coming in red hot from deep, making 48.0 percent from beyond the arc in April to get him to averages of 15.2 points, 2.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.7 treys. Anthony Davis will be commanding a ton of double teams, so EJ will have plenty of chances for open looks in this series. Plus, if Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Gordon will have a higher usage rate with more off-the-dribble stuff, too. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:39 pm
  • Norris Cole plays 34 minutes vs. Warriors
    Norris Cole played 34 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, six assists, one block and no turnovers.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans (knee) said he felt a little pop in his knee, so the Pelicans might have to roll with Cole a little more going forward. He had a few good games with the Heat in the postseason, but Cole hasn't exactly been reliable. The Pelicans will have an update on Evans on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee bruise) will not return
    Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:52 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 16 points in 48 minutes
    Bradley Beal made 6-of-23 from the field for 16 points against the Raptors during an overtime 93-86 win on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 48 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Randy Wittman went to a Beal pick-and-roll quite a bit in this game, but it wasn't really a productive play for them. He really struggled down the stretch today and that's been a problem for him in his career. On the lighter side, Kyle Lowry fouled Beal for Lowry's sixth foul and Beal waved goodbye to Lowry. Beal might play off the ball a little more should he have another off game like this one. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:22 pm
  • Lou Williams' late surge isn't enough
    Lou Williams made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had just two points going into the fourth quarter and helped get this game to overtime. Williams was also guarding John Wall in this game, which created some problems for the Raptors late and caused some defensive breakdowns. Williams will struggle with consistency going forward, but he'll likely have a huge game or two in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:53 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Arron Afflalo listed as doubtful for Sunday
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful to play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: The good news is that he's getting closer and is even getting his shots up on Friday, but Afflalo might need two weeks to heal from his shoulder strain suffered on Apr. 9. C.J. McCollum will benefit most even if the Blazers opt to go with Allen Crabbe as the starter, which could definitely happen. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:24 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Kyle Lowry fouls out with seven points
    Kyle Lowry fouled out in 33 minutes of action against the Wizards on Saturday, making 2-of-10 from the field for seven points with eight boards, four assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: What an horrible game from Lowry. His fouls were lazy at times and he didn't do a good job on the offensive end whatsoever. He was 1-of-8 on his shots from beyond three feet today and he'll need to attack better. Of course, John Wall is a better defender than most people give him credit for. If the Raptors get this kind of Lowry in the playoffs, they'll be extinct after the first round. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:54 am
  • Mike Conley (foot) thinks he will play Sunday
    Mike Conley (foot) continues to make progress, and he believes he will hear his name announced in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Conley returned to practice on Friday, and it's clear that the time on the shelf sped up his recovery. He added that his foot is still sore every morning, but he does feel better when he moves around. It sounds like he will be a game-time decision, but we should have an official update after the team's shootaround on Sunday. Beno Udrih will move back to the bench if Conley plays. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:10 am
  • Jared Dudley (back) will play on Saturday
    Jared Dudley (back) will play on Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: The Bucks rested him for the final two games of the season, so he should be fresh for the playoffs. Dudley is a seasoned veteran, and his experience will be a huge boost for the young Bucks. Expect Dudley to see minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:46 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has reportedly "plateaued" in his rehab, so it looks like he could miss more time. With Hinrich out of commission, Tony Snell will see some minutes in the rotation Saturday. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:24 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Rose, Noah, Gibson all good to go Saturday
    Derrick Rose (knee), Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Taj Gibson (shoulder) are good to go for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Rose scared the Bulls when he left Wednesday's regular-season finale vs. the Hawks with knee soreness, but he made it clear that he sat out as a precaution. Rose made it through a full practice on Friday and his minutes could be on the rise in the playoffs. We will let you know how he holds up after the game. For what it's worth, this will be his first playoff series since the 2011-12 season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:21 am
  • Arron Afflalo (shoulder) goes through a workout
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) went through a workout on Friday and attempted some shots.

    Advice: He was drenched in sweat and taking some shots today bodes well for his chances to play. Still, Afflalo was outplayed by C.J. McCollum, so he might not play more than 32 minutes in the first round. Fantasy owners might want to use someone else in postseason formats or in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Devin Harris (toe) downgraded to questionable
    Devin Harris (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said on Thursday that Harris would play, so we're going to assume he's closer to probable than questionable. However, if he's forced to sit, it will open up minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Barea makes for the better daily league target sans Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mike Conley, Tony Allen practice on Friday
    Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) practiced on Friday.

    Advice: Conley expects to play and he'll likely be a game-time decision on Sunday. He has been able to do some pre-game stuff, so keeping him out the last week is probably somewhat precautionary. He'll be a very important piece for the Grizzlies at home considering the struggles of Damian Lillard on defense. Beno Udrih would move to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) doesn't practice Friday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) was unable to practice Friday, and his status is uncertain for Game 1 on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: If Hinrich can't go, Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of his minutes. Hinrich is a solid defender, but he doesn't really bring a lot to the stat sheet, so he's not really a factor in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Derrick Rose (knee) practices on Friday
    Derrick Rose (knee) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he will play in Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: Rose will take the court in a playoff series for the first time since the 2011-12 season on Saturday, and it appears that the minor left knee soreness that caused him to miss the second half of Wednesday's regular-season finale will be a non-issue going forward. Any news regarding Rose's troublesome knees is going to make the headlines, but a deep playoff push behind a healthy Rose will at least temporarily silence the critics. Tom Thibodeau said that Rose will play around the same amount of minutes he did towards the end of the regular-season, so it sounds like he'll still be with a minutes limit. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:55 am
  • Derrick Rose dealing with left knee soreness
    Derrick Rose is dealing with minor left knee soreness.

    Advice: The soreness is in the knee in which Rose tore his ACL back in 2012 and not the one needing surgery for a torn meniscus. "It's nothing serious at all," Rose said. "I'm just being cautious. I'm used to knee injuries and my knees being sore. It's just that it was the last game and we didn't want it to linger into a couple of more days." The Bulls are downplaying the issue, which isn't a surprise. Still, Rose should be good to go for Game 1 against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:40 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) will play on Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (turf toe) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday.

    Advice: Harris' return to the rotation will lead to fewer minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:59 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Dudley (back), Bayless (neck) practice Thurs
    Jared Dudley (back), and Jerryd Bayless (neck) practiced on Thursday.

    Advice: Dudley missed the final two games of the regular-season with a sore back, while Bayless missed the regular-season finale with a sore neck. Neither of these injuries sounds serious, so these guys should be ready for Game 1 against the Bulls on Saturday. That being said, both players will likely have their minutes trimmed down a bit for the postseason, and they're unlikely to do much on the stat sheet with the guys ahead of them in the rotation fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) expected to play Game 1
    Rick Carlisle said that Devin Harris (toe) looks "ready to go" for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Harris being available when the playoffs kickoff on Saturday, and his return to the rotation will mean fewer minutes for guys like Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:37 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Wes Johnson interested in return to Lakers
    Wes Johnson said he'd like to sign a multi-year deal somewhere and would love to be there for when the Lakers "turn it around."

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

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and all four attempts from the line. It's so awesome to see that Klay usually matches his high usage rate with high efficiency. In fact, in his last 17 games with a usage rate greater than 30, he posted an effective field goal percentage of at least 50.0 16 times. It's kind of crazy how much Stephen Curry is overshadowing Klay. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Reggie Jackson leads Pistons over Knicks
    Reggie Jackson was one of seven Detroit players to score in double figures in Wednesday's finale, racking up 24 points, 11 assists and three steals on 9-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: In a meaningless game, all five Pistons starters scored in double figures, while Andre Drummond joined Jackson with a double-double of 17 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two blocks. Greg Monroe, who might have played his last game for Detroit as an unrestricted free agent, had just 10 points and two rebounds in 21 minutes, but also came through with four steals. And despite Drummond's woes at the free throw line and a slow start, he was a blast to own this season. And speaking of those two, they're the only two teammates who averaged a double-double this year, outside of the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Jared Dudley likely to be ready for playoffs
    Jared Dudley sat out for a second straight game due to a sore back in Wednesday's finale against the Celtics.

    Advice: However, he's expected to be ready to go for the Bucks in the playoffs, which start Saturday against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:40 pm
  • Antetokounmp, MCW struggle in finale
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, three rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics to end Milwaukee's regular season.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams wasn't much better, hitting 2-of-8 shots for seven points, five rebounds and five assists. The two came in playing pretty well, so tonight's meltdowns were a surprise. Both of them should be back and ready to go for the playoffs, which will start on Saturday when the Bucks visit the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Derrick Rose sits out 2nd half with sore knee
    Derrick Rose didn't play in the second half of Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks due to soreness in his left knee, but the Bulls do not seem to be concerned.

    Advice: This isn't the same knee that he had his most recent procedure on, but it should be noted that he has torn his ACL in his left knee before (2012). However, Rose was in good spirits on the sidelines and said that he could have played if it were a playoff game, so it looks like he was just being cautious. Head coach Tom Thibodeau expects Rose to be ready to play in Game 1 of the playoffs, but we will pass along any additional information when we know more. Rose finished with two points, two boards, one assist and four turnovers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Kyle Lowry finishes strong vs. Hornets
    Kyle Lowry had a great game against the Hornets on Wednesday with 26 points, four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't been himself since the injury, so the Raptors have to be pleased with this encouraging finish. In his previous three games since his return, Lowry averaged just 12.7 points, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys on 28.3 percent from the field. If the Raptors are going to make any noise in the postseason, Lowry will have to be at his best. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Lou Williams gets a DNP-CD on Wednesday
    Lou Williams was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said he was going to limit Williams and he rested him the entire way. Williams had a terrific season and he's one of the three players most likely to win Sixth Man of the Year along with Isaiah Thomas and Andre Iguodala. He'll be a very important piece for the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:19 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Devin Harris (toe) expects to play in Game 1
    Devin Harris is dealing with turf toe in his left big toe, but he expects to be ready for the first game of the playoffs.

    Advice: Harris won't play on Wednesday and he recently had a shot to calm the inflammation in his bruised and swollen toe. He had toe surgery during the offseason but it was a different digit on the same foot, and the good news is that he doesn't sound concerned about any long-term damage. His absence leaves more playing time for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:09 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Bradley Beal not playing on Wednesday
    Bradley Beal will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's healthy and is just getting some rest on the second half of a back-to-back set. Rasual Butler and Otto Porter will get a ton of minutes in the starting lineup. Martell Webster should get some playing time, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:46 pm
  • Jared Dudley out for Wednesday
    Jared Dudley will rest against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: There could be more rested players on the way for the Bucks. Plus, the Bucks will likely limit some of their guys. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
  • Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction
    Lou Williams will have a minutes restriction against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: If Lou plays less, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez and maybe even James Johnson. Considering there are so many playing tonight, we wouldn't suggest using Williams. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:21 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Arron Afflalo hoping for a Sunday Game 1
    Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is hoping for a Game 1 to occur on Sunday.

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

    Advice: He was considered doubtful to play in this one, so at least his owners have ample time to prepare without him. Johnson showed improvement towards the end of the season, but it will be interesting to see if the Lakers want to bring him back over the summer. Ryan Kelly will start at small forward, but he has struggled in that position and is a risky play outside of deeper leagues, Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:54 am
  • Mike Conley (ankle) officially ruled out Weds
    Mike Conley (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday according to head coach Dave Joerger.

    Advice: This will be his fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, but this should help Conley recover in time for the playoffs. Beno Udrih will draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams should be more involved as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Derrick Rose to play four segments Wednesday
    Derrick Rose will play four segments on Wednesday vs. the Hawks according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Rose played just 23 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. He could approach close to 30 minutes tonight, so his owners can go ahead and get him active. Rose still needs to shake off some rust, but he is making a lot of progress and could make the Bulls a very dangerous team in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Mike Conley (foot) doubtful for Wednesday
    Mike Conley (foot) did not participate in shootaround and isn't expected to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Conley has missed the last three games, and the Grizzlies obviously want him to be as close to 100 percent as possible for the playoffs. With Conley likely on the sidelines, Beno Udrih will draw another start and will be the primary beneficiary, while Nick Calathes and Jordan Adams could see some extra minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:41 am
  • Chris Paul finishes 82 games played in style
    Chris Paul scored 22 points with six 3-pointers, six assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in just 29 minutes of action on Tuesday, playing in his 82nd game of the season.

    Advice: CP3 ramped up his scoring to a season-best 22.6 points per game in March, followed by 20.3 points in April, and he's showing no signs of fatigue despite playing 82 games for the first time in his NBA career. It's worth mentioning that Paul's six 3-pointers tonight were a career-high and they came against a Suns' defense which ranks No. 8 in fewest 3-pointers against. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:31 pm
  • Kyle Lowry's still off, shoots 6-of-20 vs BOS
    Kyle Lowry struggled from the field on Tuesday, hitting 6-of-20 shots to finish with 16 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: He shot 3-of-14 on Saturday and admitted that he's rusty after missing seven games with a back injury. "My rhythm is still off," he said. "I am missing shots I know I can make. They're going to fall and I'm not going to stop shooting." Toronto needs both Lowry and DeMar DeRozan to be healthy and aggressive to sustain a playoff run, and owners should double-check both guys' status prior to Wednesday's season finale. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) doubtful Wed
    Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) is considered doubtful to play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Conley has spent the last three games on the sidelines, and it's been Beno Udrih in the starting lineup splitting minutes with Nick Calathes. Udrih is capable of scoring in the teens while dishing out a few assists, but with a tough matchup against the Pacers, he'd make for a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:36 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Wednesday vs. Portland
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play Wednesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: With Harris unavailable, look for J.J. Barea to pick up most of his minutes sliding into a Sixth Man role for the Mavericks. He's coming off an 18-point game, and he'll have a favorable matchup against a Blazers team that has been decimated by injuries, so he'll certainly be worth a look in daily leagues. Raymond Felton will also have the opportunity for extended minutes, but he's an extremely risky guy to deploy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Casey not likely to rest guys Tuesday vs. BOS
    Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey is unlikely to rest anyone for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Raptors are still playing for seeding, so while Casey may try and limit the minutes of some of his star players, it doesn't sound like anyone is going to spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines due to rest. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:28 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks will split most of Hinrich's minutes, with Rose offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Paul, Clippers head into Tuesday ready to win
    Chris Paul scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, nine assists and two steals in the Clippers' 110-103 win over the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: Paul is working on an 82-game season and the Clippers can finish with either the two, three or five-seeds. They'll bring out their A-game against the Suns on Tuesday and watch the scoreboard both that night and on Wednesday as the rest of the West playoff teams finish their final games. Blake Griffin added 22 points, nine boards, eight assists, two blocks and an 8-of-9 mark from the line, DeAndre Jordan went for 20 and 21 with one steal and four blocks, and J.J. Redick scored 20 points with three treys in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:30 am
  • Thompson hits 15-of-20 shots for 42 points
    Klay Thompson decided that one insane shooting game wasn't enough this season, hitting 15-of-20 shots (including eight treys) for 42 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in the Warriors' 111-107 win over the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The game was nowhere near as close as the score suggested so his teammates had some slow nights. Harrison Barnes logged 23 minutes with just two points, two boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, and Andrew Bogut went for six and seven with three assists and one block. Steph Curry scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three treys, four boards, eight assists and a steal, and Draymond Green scored five points with nine rebounds, four assists and one steal. Steve Kerr said that he doesn't want to mess with their rhythm, but they'll all possibly see low minutes on Wednesday against the Nuggets. And the studs will all be worth using if they're starting that game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:13 am
  • All LaVine all the time for the Wolves
    Zach LaVine hit just 8-of-24 shots in the Wolves' 100-88 loss to the Pelicans on Monday, but still finished with 24 points, five boards, seven assists and two threes in 45 minutes.

    Advice: It's all LaVine all the time for the Wolves these days and though he might wreck your field goal percentage and turnovers, that's not necessarily a given as he has hit 48.3 percent of his shots over the last four games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:48 am
  • Gordon scores 22 points; Pelicans win
    Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in the Pelicans' win over the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Gordon is picking it up as the Pelicans try to close out the regular season with a trip to the playoffs. They hold the tiebreaker against the Thunder, so if they win on Wednesday against the Spurs then they'll have punched their ticket. Tyreke Evans added 22 points, three rebounds and five assists, and Anthony Davis went for 24 and 11 with five assists, two steals and six blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:42 am
  • Hardaway scores 23 points with three treys
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including three triples) with two rebounds, five assists and one block in 36 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Hardaway has been a disappointment all season but he got it done tonight and he wasn't bad on Saturday with a game-winning trey, 13 points and four assists. Though he hit three 3-pointers in that contest, he was just 4-of-16 from the field and that's a typical problem for him. He's as risky as a risk-reward pickup can be heading into the team's final game on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:49 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 13 points vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose scored 13 points with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth segment tonight because the Bulls blew out the Nets tonight. Rose was effective on defense and he's really changed his mentality on the offensive side with less contested jumpers. Rose is expected to play in the season finale on Wednesday to help him shake off the rust. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:03 pm
  • Giannis scores just 12 points vs. 76ers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 points with seven rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 34 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said today that he's not going to rest players in the season finale even though the Bucks have nothing to play for. Antetokounmpo isn't having a strong finish to his season, averaging 14.0 points, 7.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.3 steals and no treys on 38.8 percent from the field in his last four. He'll look to turn it around against the Celtics on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:39 pm
  • Mike Conley (foot) remains out for Monday
    Mike Conley (foot) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: So the Grizzlies will have Beno Udrih at point guard to match up with Stephen Curry. Conley has been out for two games before tonight and he might not be at 100 percent heading into the playoffs. Give Beno a look if you need a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:16 pm
  • Markel Brown starting on Monday night
    Markel Brown will start against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Bojan Bogdanovic started the second half on Sunday, but coach Lionel Hollins will stick with Brown for now. This is a huge game for the Nets, so don't expect them to lean on Brown much tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:22 pm
  • Derrick Rose to play four segments on Monday
    Derrick Rose (knee) could see his minutes increased in Monday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: After playing 28 minutes on Saturday, Rose will play four segments on Monday and could very well break the 30-minute barrier. After dropping 22 points, six boards, eight assists and three steals without a turnover (Disclaimer: Against the Sixers), we'll be watching Rose closely on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:09 am
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play on Monday vs. Nets
    Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: Hinrich didn't go through shootaround and isn't expected to return until at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It will be the Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks show at point guard for Chicago, and that's the way it should remain regardless of whether or not Hinrich is available. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:07 am
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Wes Johnson (ankle) won't play Mon vs. Kings
    Wes Johnson (sprained ankle) will not play on Monday but he is traveling with the Lakers for Monday's game in Sacramento.

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

    Advice: X-rays were negative and the Lakers called it a "moderate sprain," so they may just be playing it safe with nothing at stake and only two games left in the season. Ryan Kelly will have to hold down the SF spot if Johnson can't return for games on Monday and Wednesday. Wes finished with 16 points and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:44 pm
  • Gerald Green (back) scores 23 pts in return
    Gerald Green led the Suns with 23 points in a futile effort on Sunday, knocking down 8-of-16 shots with two 3-pointers in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Green obviously wasn't limited by the back spasms that forced him to leave Friday's game, as this marks just the fifth time since Jan. 1 that he's scored 20+ points. He even chipped in four rebounds and two assists tonight -- with Brandon Knight (ankle) out of commission, Green is an intriguing gamble for owners seeking points and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 7:00 pm
  • Reggie Jackson hands out 13 assists in win
    Reggie Jackson could not buy a bucket during Sunday's win over the Hornets, scoring just five points on 1-of-7 shooting (3-of-3 FTs), but he still found a way to be effective by handing out 13 assists through 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Jackson had been rolling up to this point, averaging an impressive 20.4 points, 10.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 three-pointer per game through the month of April, so we expect him to bounce-back on Monday with a matchup against the Cavaliers. He also only committed two turnovers tonight, which is a major improvement as he's averaged 6.0 turnovers per game over his last five outings. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 4:00 pm
  • Nets rookie Markel Brown moves to bench Sun
    Nets rookie Markel Brown was benched to begin the second half of Sunday's game, which he finished with only four points on 2-of-7 shooting, one rebound, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Brown has started 26 games this season without providing substantial fantasy value, thanks largely to his mere 6.0 points on 36.1 percent shooting. He's a combined 29-of-105 from beyond 14 feet this season (27.6 percent) and he'll need to work hard on his jumper to be draftable in fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:57 pm
  • Gerald Green (back) will play on Sunday
    Gerald Green (back) will play on Sunday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Green was forced to leave Friday's game against the Pelicans due to back spasms, but he will be ready to roll tonight. The Suns will have just 10 players available, so Green could get plenty of minutes off the bench. He will always be a hit-or-miss option, but Green is worth a flier for any owner in need of scoring or 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:55 pm
  • Khris Middleton helps Bucks secure No. 6 seed
    The Bucks secured the No. 6 seed with Sunday's win vs. Brooklyn, aided by Khris Middleton's 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

    Advice: Middleton didn't turn the ball over in 30 minutes and he's rolling over his past three games, giving fantasy owners a final push during his career-best season. He doesn't get much fanfare but Middleton has been a steady top-70 fantasy value (8-cat) with career-high averages of 13.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting, 1.5 triples, 4.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:52 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo logs 30 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo had a well-rounded game vs. the Nets on Sunday with 13 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He played 30 minutes and ideally this wouldn't be worth reporting, but it warrants attention after Jason Kidd inexplicably gave Giannis a DNP-CD on Wednesday. The news that Jared Dudley is likely to sit out the Bucks' final two games suggests that Antetokounmpo will be playing all the minutes he can handle at SF. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:50 pm
  • Jared Dudley expected to rest Mon. & Wed.
    Jared Dudley went scoreless in 28 minutes off Milwaukee's bench on Sunday, and Jason Kidd said after the game that Dudley will likely rest on Monday and Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been struggling with back and knee issues lately, which helps to explain his 0-of-4 shooting on Sunday, and it makes sense for the Bucks to rest him with the No. 6 seed locked up. His absence should open up more minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and even O.J. Mayo. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:49 pm
  • Zach Attack: LaVine scores career-high 37
    Zach LaVine scored a career-high 37 points against the Warriors on Saturday during a 110-101 loss, adding nine rebounds, four assists and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a career high in boards and 3-pointers tonight, too. In his six April games, LaVine averaged 21.0 points, 6.0 boards, 5.5 dimes, 0.5 steals and 1.7 treys on 52.1 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the line. He's made a very impressive 23-of-28 (82.1 percent) of his shots at the rim this month, which account for 30 percent of his shot total. Wolves fans have every right to be excited for next season and LaVine is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:56 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 15 with 14 dimes
    Chris Paul handled his business against the Grizzlies during a 94-86 win on Saturday, scoring 15 points with five boards, 14 assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This game probably seals his crown for dimes per game and he's certainly going to win the total dime distinction. Thanks to staying healthy, CP3 has 52 more assists than second place (John Wall). If you drafted him, you probably stole him due to all the knee injuries he had leading up to this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 10:19 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 12 with one dime
    Kyle Lowry struggled again on Saturday with 12 points, seven boards, one assist, three steals and one block.

    Advice: He made just 3-of-14 from the field, including eight misses from beyond the arc. Lowry scored just 10 points on Friday and maybe he's not 100 percent yet. The Raptors are off until Tuesday, so the two whole days off should help him. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:46 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 29 points vs. Heat
    Lou Williams scored 29 points against the Heat on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 17 points in the second quarter, which was more than the Knicks and Magic scored in the second quarter today (15). Williams is really solidifying his chances for Sixth Man of the Year and is scoring in bunches right now. In his last five, he averaged 21.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.6 treys. He's also led the team in scoring 17 times this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:44 pm
     
    W, 92-87 vs Cha
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. hits a game-winning trey
    TIm Hardaway Jr. made a game-winning 3-pointer with 12 seconds left on Saturday to beat the Magic, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, four assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was going to be an ugly game for Hardaway Jr., but he had a big fourth quarter. His shooting line was still putrid, making 4-of-16 from the field and he's now made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last five. Leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:59 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not return on Sat
    Kirk Hinrich suffered a hyperextended left knee on Saturday vs. the 76ers and will not be able to return.

    Advice: He has had some tough luck with his knee in recent weeks, but the good news is that he plans on traveling for Monday's game vs. the Nets. However, with Derrick Rose and Aaron Brooks both healthy, Hinrich won't be making an impact in fantasy leagues any time soon. We will update Hinrich's status when we know more, but he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:41 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 91-85 vs Atl
  • Kyle Lowry is good to go, Amir confirmed out
    Kyle Lowry is ready to go against the Heat on Saturday while Amir Johnson (ankle) will not play.

    Advice: There was some hope that Amir would give it a go after going through shootaround, but the team would rather just rest him to get him healthy. Lowry should be starting in all leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 3:13 pm
  • Kyle Lowry still on track to play Saturday
    Kyle Lowry is still expected to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: The Raptors have planned on Lowry playing for tonight. He did say he is dealing with some soreness on Friday, but he fared better than expected. Lowry should be safe to start for now and we'll add an update if any bad news arises. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 12:03 pm
  • Green leaves game due to back spasms
    Gerald Green left Friday's game due to back spasms after 12 minutes of action.

    Advice: Green scored five points on 2-of-6 shooting with one three and this kills any appeal he had after his 30-point eruption on Wednesday. If he gets the all-clear going forward, he's to be viewed as a 3-point shooting lottery ticket and that's it. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:18 pm
  • Middleton goes for 22 & 7 with six steals
    Khris Middleton scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, two assists and six steals in Friday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Middleton is one of the better waiver wire pickups this season and he has leveled out as a top-40 value in his new role as primary scorer for the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 10:01 pm
  • Giannis drops 23 and nine in return to lineup
    Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup after Wednesday's mysterious DNP-Kidd, scoring 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (9-of-11 FTs) with nine rebounds and one block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo left the locker room without talking to reporters and that will only add to the intrigue here, but fantasy owners should be relatively optimistic that whatever the issue was isn't going to be an issue going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 9:55 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 21 points with 9 dimes
    Reggie Jackson scored a team-high 21 points against the Pacers during a 107-103 loss on Friday, adding four rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made just 6-of-15 from the field and turned the ball over five times. Jackson has scored at least 20 points in each of his last four games, averaging 23.3 points, 2.8 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys on 54.5 percent from the field. The bad news? He's turned the ball over 6.8 times per game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 9:31 pm
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