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  • Dion Waiters scores just three points in loss
    Dion Waiters scored just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding two boards, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters had scored in double digits in each of his last four games, so this was a frustrating line for any owners relying on him tonight. Waiters is still locked into a starting role moving forward with Andre Roberson on the shelf, and he will have a chance to bounce back vs. the Suns on Sunday. That being said, he is far from a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:53 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 32 points in win
    LaMarcus Aldridge stayed hot against the Nuggets on Saturday during a 120-114 win, making 13-of-20 from the field for 32 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He carried his team on Friday in a big win at Phoenix and the Blazers have won all three games since LMA returned from a finger injury on Wednesday. They still only have the fifth-best record in the Western Conference, but they should be able to lock down the No. 4 seed because they should win their division. Aldridge and the Blazers get four games this week with three on national TV, too (Suns, Clippers and Lakers). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:52 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 37 points Saturday
    Russell Westbrook scored 37 points with eight boards, six assists, three 3-pointers and nine turnovers in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Westbrook's owners probably didn't even blink twice at this line which speaks volumes about his play recently. Kevin Durant isn't coming back this season, meaning Westbrook will arguably be the top play in fantasy leagues moving forward with the Thunder trying to clinch a playoff berth. Enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:49 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 pm
  • Damian Lillard is in a mini slump right now
    Damian Lillard made 4-of-11 from the field for eight points with three boards, 10 assists, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's in a slump. He made just 4-of-15 from the field on Friday and tonight was just his third game without a trey on the season. On the bright side, the Blazers are on a three-game winning streak. He also had four fouls in a game for just the third time in 2015. His fantasy owners will get a four-game week starting on Monday, assuming they were able to withstand the Lillard drought this week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:44 pm
  • Steven Adams grabs 14 boards Saturday
    Steven Adams grabbed 14 boards vs. the Jazz on Saturday, adding five points, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Adams briefly went to the locker room after a hard fall, but he quickly returned and didn't appear to be limited. He is reportedly still experiencing some pain in his elbow, but foul trouble was the reason for the low minutes tonight. He has slowed down in his past two games, but with averages of 9.4 points, 10.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks over his last five, he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:38 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:36 pm
  • Will Barton scores 12 off the bench
    Will Barton scored 12 points on 6-of-8 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday with seven boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He was known as Will the Thrill and the People's Champ in Portland as one of the fan favorites and he was quite comfortable tonight. Plus, he did the ol' inbounds pass of an opponent and was able to get an easy dunk. Barton is doing a fine job of adding multiple stats for his fantasy owners, but it's going to sting to have him on your roster because the Nuggets are off until Wednesday while tons of teams will play two games in that span. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:33 pm
  • Talk is cheap: Enes Kanter scores 18 in loss
    Enes Kanter failed to lead the Thunder past his former team on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had some pretty brutal comments about the Jazz prior to the game tonight, and the home crowd certainly let him hear it throughout the game. Rudy Gobert won the matchup tonight, but Kanter still deserves some credit for the way he has been playing for the Thunder. Kanter is averaging an impressive 21.5 points and 12.3 boards over his last four games, and while he still doesn't produce assists, blocks or steals on a consistent basis, he should be locked in a must-start player in all leagues down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:32 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 19 minutes vs. Blazers
    Jusuf Nurkic played 19 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Saturday, scoring 10 points on 5-of-5 from the field with one rebound and one steal.

    Advice: Joffrey Laurvergne came off the bench before Nurkic tonight, but he was still able to get some minutes. It looked like Nurkic was going to be unleashed with two big games last weekend in 27.5 minutes per game, but he's seen his playing time cut back. We still like him as a hold, but he's not completely undroppable because he's off until Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:31 pm
  • Jameer Nelson gets hot late, scores 22 points
    Jameer Nelson scored 22 points against the Blazers on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (rest) out, most of the Nuggets players moved up a position -- shooting guard to a small forward and so forth. That allowed Nelson to play next to Ty Lawson a little more, which has been happening more often. Nelson has scored at least 12 points in each of his last four and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:29 pm
  • Randy Foye scores 17 points vs. Blazers
    Randy Foye scored 17 points with one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He scored just 14 points combined in his previous two games, but he really turned it around. Foye has been a must-own player in standard leagues thanks to his output in treys and coach Melvin Hunt has been playing him somewhat consistently. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:28 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 17 in win Saturday
    Gordon Hayward shot just 4-of-16 from the field on Saturday with four turnovers, but he still managed to finish with 17 points, five boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: This was Hayward's second game back since missing two consecutive games with a shoulder injury, so his owners should give him a pass for the poor shooting. The good news is that Hayward played 38 minutes tonight, and it doesn't appear that he will miss any more action due to his shoulder. Deploy him with confidence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:13 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 22 points with four steals
    Trey Burke scored 22 points in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He got some extra touches on offense with Derrick Favors (back) in street clothes, and the Jazz also opted to stick with him down the stretch over rookie Dante Exum. Burke did shoot just 8-of-23 from the field and 1-of-8 from deep, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Over his last five games Burke has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 boards, 2.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in over 33 minutes per game, and he belongs on most fantasy rosters as long he stays hot. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:05 pm
  • Rudy Gobert dominates vs. Thunder in win
    Rudy Gobert was an animal in a 94-89 win over the Thunder on Saturday, scoring 13 points with 15 boards, one assist, four blocks and three steals in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It was just another day at the office for Gobert and it had to feel good for him to snag the win against Enes Kanter because of his comments prior to the game. Gobert has now double-doubled in each of his last four games, and he will continue to carry a little more weight on offense if Derrick Favors (back) is forced to miss any more time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:54 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:54 pm
  • Enes Kanter says he misses the mountains
    Enes Kanter said on Saturday that the only thing he misses in Utah is the mountains.

    Advice: "I don't want to make no comments on them, but I think, after I went to OKC, I was like 'Oh man, this is how NBA teams [are],'" Kanter said. "Everything there is just professional. Everything they do is for the players. You just only focus on basketball." Well, the boo birds are going to be flocking to Utah tonight. Plus, Rudy Gobert will probably guard Kanter on several possessions. It should be fun. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:20 am
  • Nurkic grounded in Friday's win over UTA
    Jusuf Nurkic was grounded on Friday against the Jazz, logging 11 minutes with just three points and three rebounds to show for it.

    Advice: Nurkic looks like he came back from his ankle injury too soon and it appears to have derailed a promising last third of the season. With an unfavorable schedule, the only folks that should be sniffing a stash are those in desperate need of a big man. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:56 pm
  • Nelson stays on heater; scores 18 points
    Jameer Nelson's heater continued on Friday as he hit 7-of-10 shots (including four threes) for 18 points, one rebound and three assists in just 22 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Nelson has shot a ridiculous 52.1 percent over the last 15 games and that has made him a late-round value over that span, but when he plays lately he's even better than that because he's averaging 2.8 treys per game over the last six contests. Rest and shooting regressions threaten his value nightly, but especially if you need point guard stats and threes he's well worth a look. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Barton double-doubles off the bench
    Will Barton double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and two assists in just 20 minutes.

    Advice: Barton continues to hang onto late-round value in his low-minute role and it's enough to keep throwing kindling on the fire. If he can see some key guys ahead of him call it an early season, there is potential for him to post some really active lines. On the other hand, the Nuggets finish the fantasy playoffs with a pair of three-game weeks so that is working against him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Hayward (shoulder) returns, produces vs. DEN
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence in Friday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting (1-of-7 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward looked fine and made it through the game unscathed at least as far as the postgame reporting indicates. If Derrick Favors misses any time with his back injury, you'll see Hayward get a few more touches. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 27 points vs. Suns
    LaMarcus Aldridge hit a few wild shots against the Suns during an 87-81 victory on Friday, scoring a game-high 27 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns did a decent job on defense, but Aldridge was just knocking down contested shots. He made all six shots from the field in the fourth quarter for 15 points in that frame. Aldridge doesn't appear to be bothered by an index finger injury that kept him out of action on Tuesday, so his fantasy owners can keep him locked and loaded for Saturday because coach Terry Stotts isn't a fan of resting players. In his three previous games against the Nuggets, LMA averaged 26.3 points and 3.0 blocks per game, so his owners should have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:44 pm
  • Gobert double-doubles and adds a block
    Rudy Gobert double-doubled with 14 points, 14 boards, three assists and one block over 35 minutes in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Gobert's defensive numbers have been down lately and it's fair to wonder whether an ankle tweak and rough fall from the past week or two has done to his aggressiveness. The entire Jazz team looked a bit lethargic tonight, and they've likely exerted a ton of energy on their recent hot streak. We're not worried about Gobert right now, but if the trend continues we'll know where to trace it back to. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 pm
  • Burke stays inefficient in loss to Nuggets
    Trey Burke hit just 3-of-12 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Dante Exum (12 minutes) did not play in the second half due to an illness, and for Burke's part he did not hit a three and that's part of the allure here since he's going to hurt your field goal percentage and/or disappear. Burke has been a late-round value lately largely because he has averaged 17.3 shots in his last four games, including two without Gordon Hayward. Derrick Favors' back injury might keep that number up and he's worth a look if you can live with his blemishes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge is probable vs. Suns
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He played on Wednesday and Aldridge is fully expected to play even in road game during a back-to-back set. Aldridge didn't have success against the Suns his last time out with a 19-point game on 38.9 percent shooting, so he should be much better tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:48 am
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) looks like a go
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) participated in shootaround on Friday and is probable to play against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He needed two games out of the lineup and should be ready to roll tonight. With Rodney Hood out, there should be more opportunity for Hayward to produce at a high level. Expect less output from Joe Ingles and Trey Burke tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:11 am
  • Steven Adams (elbow) says he'll play Saturday
    Steven Adams (elbow) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he said he will play Saturday vs. Utah.

    Advice: Adams said that his elbow hurts and he's a bit banged up, but that won't stop him from suiting up for Friday's game. He will however draw a very tough matchup against an imposing Utah frontcourt, and he's coming off a game in which he was only able to put up four points and four rebounds, so it'll be interesting to see if he can bounce back during that one. If he stinks again, owners in standard leagues should probably consider sending him back to the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday March 25. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) probable Friday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward spent the past two games on the sidelines, but it appears he'll be able to return to the lineup on Friday for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. With Hayward back, Elijah Millsap and Trey Burke would be candidates to head back to the bench. Check back for another update on Hayward's status closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 in start
    Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:53 pm
  • Russell Westbrook finally cools off vs. Spurs
    Russell Westbrook didn't make a basket after the first quarter in Wednesday's ugly 130-91 loss to the Spurs, finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two steals on 5-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: Given the score, it's pretty easy to understand Westbrook finally having an off night, and it didn't help that he didn't play in the fourth quarter. The good news is that he's healthy and probably really ticked off, and will take his anger out on the poor Jazz on Saturday. He came into this one with seven triple-doubles in his last 14 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • Steven Adams a dud in ugly loss
    Steven Adams hit just 2-of-5 shots for four points and four rebounds in Wednesday's brutal 130-91 loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: He played just 22 minutes in as ugly of a blowout as you'll see and the Spurs suddenly look like one of the hottest teams in the league. We're going to tell you to stick with Adams for now, but it is a bit concerning that he was said to have suffered a hip injury in Tuesday's game. We're guessing he bounces back on Saturday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:47 pm
  • Trey Burke starts, scores 22 points
    Trey Burke started at shooting guard and hit 9-of-19 shots for 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness) were both out, so Burke (and Elijah Millsap) got the call to start. This was a nice game for Burke, but the lack of threes leaves it a feeling a bit empty. If he continues to start going forward, using him right now makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:37 pm
  • Rudy Gobert double-doubles without a block
    Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 10 boards on Wednesday, but didn't block a shot in a loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Gobert blocked multiple shots in 10 of his 11 February games (and had one in the other), and has played just three games without a block since January. Unfortunately, two of them have come in his last three outings. The six blocks he had on Monday help offset the two goose eggs, and there's no reason he won't block a bunch on Friday against the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Will Barton doesn't play in the fourth
    Will Barton did not play in the fourth quarter against the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with six points, five rebounds, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't the worst player on the team tonight and coach Melvin Hunt likely just went with some other guys down the stretch. It didn't work with the 76ers winning the fourth quarter 27-9, so at least Barton has that going for him. He should get some extra minutes with the Nuggets having a back-to-back set this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Randy Foye plays 34 minutes in return
    Randy Foye played 34 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: If Randy Foye gets 34 minutes in the second half of the season, he's usually more like Randy Moss because he's straight cash, homey. Before missing Sunday due to an illness, he played at least 30 minutes in his previous three games. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:26 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just seven minutes
    Jusuf Nurkic played just seven minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He did not play in the fourth quarter and there's been no word on why -- Brian Shaw didn't magically appear on the sidelines, though. Nurkic was getting some big minutes before with 27.5 per game over his last two, so we're still against cutting him after a dud like this one. He should be owned in all leagues for his high ceiling. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:22 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge looks good in return
    LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a finger injury on Wednesday and had 19 points, nine rebounds and a block on 7-of-18 shooting.

    Advice: Not bad at all, especially considering that owners of Nicolas Batum were tortured by seeing him in street clothes. Aldridge said after the game that his hand is still in pain, but not enough that it will prevent him from playing. Aldridge has truly been a warrior this season, playing through injury after injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:13 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start vs. Jazz
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He only needed one game on the sidelines after saying he was going to take his time coming back. This is a very important game for the Blazers against one of the better teams since the break. The Jazz have shut down a slew of power forward, but it'll be interesting to see how LMA does given his different style of play. He's obviously worth starting in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:52 pm
  • Trey Burke, Elijah Millsap starting Wednesday
    Trey Burke and Elijah Millsap are starting on Wednesday vs. the Blazers in place of Gordon Hayward (shoulder) and Rodney Hood (illness).

    Advice: The Jazz are going to heavily rely on Burke to generate a lot of offense, so he should be able to put together a nice line tonight. On the other hand, Millsap should also get plenty of run as well as Joe Ingles, but their value is strictly limited to deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play vs. the Blazers on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: There is an improvement here with the pair being listed as doubtful for Tuesday. Aldridge did not play in that game and he's also said he's not looking to rush back, but he certainly could come back tonight or Friday. His fantasy owners shouldn't be too optimistic for his status in a late game. Dorell Wright started on Tuesday, but coach Terry Stotts might play the matchup against Derrick Favors and go with Meyers Leonard in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:06 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) still doubtful Wed
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) was unable to go through shootaround on Wednesday, and he is still considered doubtful to play vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Hayward has been pretty durable throughout his career, but he is in danger of missing his second straight game. His owners should have a backup plan ready, as the Jazz will likely err on the side of caution if Hayward isn't feeling up to the task. With Rodney Hood out with an illness, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will be busy on the wings, while Trey Burke will have to step up on offense off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Will Barton would like to remain a Nugget
    Will Barton is hoping to stick around with the Nuggets beyond this season.

    Advice: "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend Barton a qualifying offer in the summer that estimates to be around $1.1 million, and if he accepts it would make him a restricted free agent. Barton has played well in Denver and is averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer in just over 26 minutes per game over his last five, making him a viable asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • Damian Lillard's 29 pts aren't enough Tuesday
    Damian Lillard scored a team-high 29 points vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, sinking 9-of-21 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with six 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Lillard is shooting just 43.3 percent in March, but he's still averaging 20.3 points and 2.1 triples. He'll be leaned on even more if LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) miss any more games, so fantasy owners can sleep soundly with Lillard locked into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:51 pm
  • Steven Adams plays through hip/thigh injury
    Steven Adams may have aggravated a right hip/thigh injury during Tuesday's game, but he continued playing and had 16 points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals in an easy win vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Adams made 5-of-6 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with just one turnover, rounding out a terrific fantasy performance. He's been dealing with a hip/thigh injury for much of the season but it hasn't cost him any games, and for now we're leaving him off the injury report. He's emerged as a steady fantasy big man in Serge Ibaka's absence and now has four straight double-doubles, forming a formidable frontcourt duo with Enes Kanter (six straight double-doubles). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Enes Kanter drops 25 & 16 w/ four assists
    Enes Kanter steamrolled the Lakers on Tuesday, posting 25 points (10-of-15 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists and one steal in just 28 minutes.

    Advice: He faced a frontcourt of Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly, so it's not shocking that Kanter scored as though he were the only player on the court. His offensive role is rock solid with both Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant out of commission, and he's making the most of his opportunity -- over OKC's past six games, Kanter is racking up 21.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, while making 56.5 percent FGs and 88.5 percent FTs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters stays hot w/ 23 points vs Lakers
    Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum out Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) and Nicolas Batum (back) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, and Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright will shift into the starting lineup.

    Advice: Aldridge is dealing with some swelling and wasn't able to move his hand properly after leaving Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He also recently said that he won't rush back from injury, so he should be considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz. With Kaman and Batum also out tonight, Joel Freeland, Dorell Wright and Meyers Leonard should get plenty of opportunities in the frontcourt, while Alonzo Gee and C.J. McCollum could be in line for more minutes on the wing. However, this is the Blazers we are talking about, so nothing is off the table at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Aldridge, Batum, Kaman still doubtful Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (finger), Nicolas Batum (back) and Chris Kaman (shoulder) will all "most likely" not play on Tuesday, according to Terry Stotts.

    Advice: All three guys are listed as doubtful to face the Warriors and fantasy owners should prepare to be without them. Meyers Leonard gains the most if Aldridge is forced to sit out, with Joel Freeland and Dorell Wright also helping to fill the void at PF. None of them are appetizing fantasy players, however, especially in a tough matchup with Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:50 pm
  • Jameer Nelson not worried about hip injury
    Jameer Nelson expressed little concern when asked about the hip injury that's been bothering him lately.

    Advice: Nelson only missed one game with the injury, so it doesn't sound like it's going to be a major issue moving forward. However, with the Nuggets in full rebuilding mode, it would be far from shocking to see the veteran handed out some random rest days here and there as the Nuggets close out their season. Nelson has been playing well lately, but playing in a reserve role behind Ty Lawson will really limit his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:04 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) doubtful Wednesday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: This injury couldn't come at a worse time for owners fighting to make it through the playoffs, but with player development now being prioritized over winning in Utah, the Jazz are not going to rush Hayward back from an injury. If he is unable to go on Wednesday, Joe Ingles would get another game with the starting unit, while Derrick Favors would be asked to step up as the main-man on offense. Trey Burke would also see his shot attempts rise with Hayward on the sidelines. Owners can expect to get another update on Hayward following Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for that. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Randy Foye (flu) expected to play Wednesday
    Randy Foye (flu) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: If Foye is able to go on Wednesday, he'll likely cut into the minutes of Jameer Nelson (hip) and Will Barton, while Garry Harris may fall out of the rotation entirely. Foye has played very well since the All-Star break with averages of 11.3 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers per game, and he's well worth owning in standard leagues for his ability to light up the 3-point category. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Damian Lillard won't use fatigue as excuse
    Damian Lillard refused to use fatigue as an excuse for the Blazers' recent struggles.

    Advice: "I’m fine," Lillard said. "I would tell you if I was worn down or [fatigued]. I got to play better. I don’t want to blame a four-game losing streak on, ‘I’m tired’ or ‘this is hurting or that’s hurting.’" With Nicolas Batum (back) and LaMarcus Aldridge (finger) hurting and unlikely for Tuesday's game, Lillard doesn't really have the luxury to consider a rest day with the Blazers fighting for a higher seed out West. If both Aldrige and Batum are indeed unavailable Tuesday, Lillard is going to have a lot of responsibilities on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:51 pm
  • Gordon Hayward misses Tuesday practice
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: While this doesn't mean anything definitive, it certainly casts doubt on Hayward's availability for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers. With the Jazz having little to play for, we could see them take a cautious approach with their star over the last few weeks of the season. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert would see a bump in fantasy value if Hayward sits on Wednesday, while Trey Burke, Rodney Hood, and Joe Ingles would all see a slight value boost as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Jameer Nelson could stay in Denver
    Jameer Nelson said he is thinking about picking up his option to remain in Denver for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: While Nelson wasn't committal about his end-of-season plans, he didn't rule out remaining in Denver. "I wouldn’t mind staying here," Nelson said. "I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes." While the 33-year-old has been playing well as of late, the rebuilding Nuggets may elect to rest him over the last few weeks of the season so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues as long as Ty Lawson is starting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:56 am
  • Adams impressed with Kanter's offense
    Steven Adams said he's been impressed with teammate Enes Kanter's offensive skills.

    Advice: Kanter is averaging 17.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Thunder and his recent surge has not been lost on his teammate. "No, not at all," Adams said when asked if he knew that Kanter had this type of offensive skill. "I was like, ‘What? This is surprising.’ But I don’t know. He’s just a lot more comfortable here I think." While it would be nice for Kanter to improve his defensive stats, fantasy owners have to enjoy his nightly potential for a double-double. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:44 am
  • Gobert dominant with 18 & 17, six blocks
    Rudy Gobert was dominant as usual with 18 points, 17 rebounds, one steal and six blocks in the Jazz's 106-104 overtime loss to the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Gobert took a hard fall and laid in pain for a few seconds before popping up and staying in the game. Unless we hear something from the Jazz there's nothing to worry about for owners. Hopefully you bought the hype. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Burke has a game to forget on Monday
    Trey Burke had a game to forget in Monday's overtime loss to the Wolves, hitting just 4-of-22 shots (2-of-13 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) for 16 points, one rebound, six assists, four steals and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Burke's stat line had some saving graces but his overall play and his play with time expiring was ugly -- and the field goal percentage is obviously killer. Owners taking a chance on him are looking for some points, threes, assists and a low trickle of steals, with plenty of risk on a night-to-night basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:27 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (shoulder) out vs. Minnesota
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz will miss their leading scorer and will have to lean more on Trey Burke and Rodney Hood for more offense on the wing. Plus, they'll likely count on Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert more in their frontcourt for scoring. Hayward should be considered questionable to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:14 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge has index finger sprain
    LaMarcus Aldridge is dealing with a left index finger sprain and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: The good news is that this isn't another thumb injury for Aldridge. He is still not going to be in a rush to return to the lineup and his owners in weekly leagues should be expecting him to miss at least one game. With LMA out, it'll be Dorell Wright, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland filling in at power forward. C.J. McCollum may also be asked to help Damian Lillard with the scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:23 pm
  • Gordon Hayward remains questionable Monday
    Gordon Hayward (shoulder) did not go through shootaround, and he remains questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Hayward was listed as questionable on Sunday, and the fact that he did not participate in shootaround is an ominous sign. If he can't give it a go, rookies Rodney Hood, Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap will all have to step up in emphatic fashion. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:48 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic fouls out in 25 minutes vs. ORL
    Jusuf Nurkic fouled out in 25 minutes during Sunday's game, which he finished with 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and three steals.

    Advice: Fouls have been a concern for Nurkic all season and they reared their ugly head again tonight, restricting him to mediocre value. His 5-of-7 shooting was tainted by a 1-of-4 mark at the FT line, but owners should still be mildly encouraged by tonight's performance -- he's poised for as many minutes as he can handle in the coming weeks and is a reliable source of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:00 pm
  • Will Barton chips in across the board Sunday
    Will Barton had 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals off the bench vs. Orlando on Sunday.

    Advice: Randy Foye was out with a stomach illness, setting up Barton for a solid game but instead he played only 25 minutes, much of which came during garbage time. He has had a few offensive explosions since the All-Star break and does just enough to hold steady late-round value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) posts 15 pts, five dimes
    Jameer Nelson (hip) returned on Sunday with 15 points, three 3-pointers, five assists and one steal in just 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Nelson's value is severely capped as long as Ty Lawson is healthy, but he's playing well and is a decent short-term option given his averages over the past six games -- 14.2 points on 53.1 percent shooting, 2.7 threes, 3.2 assists and 0.5 steals. Just be aware that Nelson may sit out as a precaution on either Friday (Mar. 27) or Saturday (Mar. 28). Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:57 pm
  • Enes Kanter puts up big double-double Sunday
    Enes Kanter got it done on Sunday, scoring a game-high 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Kanter was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, and he appears to have found his home in Oklahoma. Kanter's numbers are up across the board since arriving in OKC, as he's averaging 16.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game on an impressive 55.9 percent shooting from the field. He doesn't do a lot aside from score and rebound, but with zero competition for minutes, he'll continue to be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:06 pm
  • Steven Adams puts up low-end double-double
    Steven Adams double-doubled on Sunday with 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting, 10 rebounds, one block and one turnover through 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: With Nick Collison (ankle) and Serge Ibaka (knee) on the shelf, Adams has zero competition for minutes, and he's worth owning in most leagues. He's not going to score a lot, and he'll hurt you in the free throw category, but his solid contributions in rebounding and shot blocking will sustain his value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:00 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles yet again
    Russell Westbrook put up his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-16 shooting, to go with 10 rebounds, 17 assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers over 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Ridiculous. Westbrook become the first player since Jason Kidd to have at least 10 triple-doubles in a season, and he also matched his career-high in assists tonight. He's been absolutely stupendous, and with Serge Ibaka (knee) and Kevin Durant (foot) out for the remainder of the regular-season, Russell is going to continue to flirt with video game-like lines. As a reminder, Westbrook was taken No. 4 overall on draft day, only behind Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and O.J. Mayo. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:55 pm
  • Randy Foye (illness) will not play Sunday
    Randy Foye will reportedly sit out Sunday's game due to a stomach illness.

    Advice: This news breaks an hour before tip-off, giving owners a short window to plug in a replacement guard. Will Barton and Gary Harris should gain the most in his absence, with Harris a likely starter. Foye has been terrific in a starting role lately, averaging 18.3 points and 3.7 triples over his past three games, so this is a tough break for fantasy owners relying on him in a playoff matchup. Consider him questionable to return on Wednesday vs. the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:55 pm
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) will play vs. the Heat
    Enes Kanter (ankle) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Kanter was able to go through practice on Saturday and his ankle reportedly responded well, so there is no reason to think that he will have any limitations. With Serge Ibaka ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury, Kanter will be a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Mitch McGary will shift to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:20 am
  • Trey Burke scores 20 points with five dimes
    Trey Burke had another great game on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with 20 point and five assists in 29 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Mar. 6 vs. the 76ers, while rookie Dante Exum played just 18 minutes and was held scoreless, though it should be noted that he had to go up against Stephen Curry all night. Burke has now scored 14 or more points in each of his last three games, but it's hard to get behind an add as long as he continues to come off the bench. The Jazz seem committed to developing Exum for the future, meaning Burke's value should be held in check for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Rudy Gobert misses all five shots in loss
    Rudy Gobert missed all five of his shot attempts during Saturday's loss to the Warriors, finishing with five points, nine boards, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Andrew Bogut was a presence in the paint for the Warriors and his strength gave Gobert some problems, but his owners should give him a pass. Gobert is still averaging 7.2 points, 13.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.6 blocks over his last five games, and he is locked in as an elite asset for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:04 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points with 7 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 8-of-18 from the field during a 97-86 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He might have to be Russell Westbrook with all of these injuries. Lillard does a lot of work in isolation, but not having LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) for spacing will likely hurt his efficiency. Obviously, the usage should offset that. He'll be fine regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:32 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. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Enes Kanter has a chance to play Sunday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) was moving around at practice on Saturday and has a chance to play against the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: Well, this would be a welcomed sight. The Thunder lost Nick Collison (ankle) for 10 days, so they're down to just two healthy big men in Steven Adams and Mitch McGary. If Kanter can't give it a go, OKC will use a number of smaller lineups because of McGary being out of place so often on defense. Perry Jones may get some run at power forward, but the main beneficiaries will be Adams, Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook might score 50, of course. Kanter is worth stashing with Kevin Durant (foot) out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:15 am
  • Nelson (hip) does not play on Friday vs. MIA
    Jameer Nelson (hip) did not play on Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: Nelson is a candidate for rest down the stretch but he has been a solid late-round play over the last two weeks, averaging 12.7 points with 2.3 treys, 2.6 boards, 2.9 assists and 51.4 percent shooting from the field. The shooting is likely to cool off at some point, but achieving this value in just 23.3 minutes per game at least gives him a shot to be productive down the stretch. Not a must-own player, he's worth a look if you need help in his proficient areas. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:58 am
  • Yawn: Russell Westbrook posts 36-10-14
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in the Thunder's 123-115 win over the Hawks on Friday, scoring 36 points on 8-of-24 shooting (3-of-6 from deep, 17-of-17 from the line) with 10 rebounds, 14 assists and one steal.

    Advice: Westbrook is the sixth best fantasy play in 8-cat leagues this season despite playing just 54 games so far. He has also been the No. 1 and 3 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues over the last two months, basically averaging just under a 30-10-10 mark over the last 30 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:25 pm
  • Adams goes for 12 and 16 with 2 STLs, 2 BLKs
    Steven Adams scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 16 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Friday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: With or without Enes Kanter around Adams has shown enough production to be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:19 pm
  • Waiters scores season-high 26 points vs. ATL
    Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: If Waiters is going to get this much playing time then he might be worth a look, but chances are that Enes Kanter will return to steal some touches and cap off any theoretic upside that Waiters might have. It was easily his best game of the year but we're just not convinced he can get it done in a standard league. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Nurkic ties career-high with 16 points
    Jusuf Nurkic tied a career-high with 16 points against the Heat on Friday, hitting 7-of-10 shots with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The warts are still there with four turnovers and five fouls on the night, but he stayed on the floor and saved his fantasy value in the process. His upside is readily apparent and he should be picked up if he was dropped. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:27 pm
  • Barton quiet but still versatile on Friday
    Will Barton scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: If Barton can rack up the money stats like this on bad nights he'll be set, and he's still pushing top-70 value this past week despite two low-minute outings in a row. He'll probably need some injuries ahead of him to feel good about his role, but consistency isn't an issue as he has been a top 90-100 player for 16 games now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:21 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:46 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic listed as the starter vs. Heat
    Jusuf Nurkic is listed as the starter against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: After not logging a single second in the first half of Thursday, Nurkic will take Danilo Gallinari's (rest) spot in the starting lineup. Nurkic has admitted he wasn't at 100 percent, so he'll look to get more than 22 minutes for the first time since Feb. 22. There's a lot of risk in starting him, but the upside is far too much too ignore. He's worth owning in most leagues with tonight serving as a huge night for his value going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (hip) questionable Friday
    Jameer Nelson (hip) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: If Nelson is unable to go, Ty Lawson and Randy Foye will get all the run they can handle, with Will Barton and Gary Harris having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:08 am
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) out Friday vs. the Hawks
    Enes Kanter (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Kanter, Serge Ibaka (knee), and Kevin Durant (foot) all out tonight, Russell Westbrook is going to be ridiculous. With regards to the frontcourt, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary will all be in line for extended minutes, with Adams offering the most upside out of the group. McGary will be an intriguing name to monitor, but after Scott Brooks limited him to just six minutes during his Wednesday’s game, he remains a very risky option in daily leagues. We'll consider Kanter questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:51 am
  • Trey Burke has second strong game in a row
    Trey Burke had another good night against the Lakers on Thursday with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He scored 14 points on Wednesday and finally turned it around after hitting rock bottom over the weekend. Dante Exum is struggling on offense in a big way, but the Jazz don't need his production on offense now to begin with. Unless you're punting field goal percentage, there's no need to be too aggressive in picking up Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:22 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 12 minutes in second half
    Jusuf Nurkic didn't get any playing time in the first half against the Rockets on Thursday, playing 12 minutes in the second half for three points, three boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He admitted his ankle is only 70 percent and maybe that's why his minutes were down. As much as we love his upside, it's going to be tough to own Nurkic with such little playing time. Most of his fantasy owners should give him another chance on Friday night against the Heat. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Randy Foye scores 23 points vs. Rockets
    Randy Foye was aggressive against the Rockets on Thursday with 23 points, two rebounds, six assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on 9-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: He rested on Sunday and scored 16 points on Monday while others were resting, so there's a chance Foye rests on Friday at Miami. It's tough to project what the Nuggets are going to do, but the coaches and the players voicing their displeasure make it less likely they rest guys. If Foye plays on Friday, he should be starting in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:54 pm
  • Will Barton slows down on Thursday
    Will Barton scored just three points with five rebounds, one steal and two turnovers on 1-of-6 from the field in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: That's two really bad games in a row following his 1-of-5 from the field on Monday. Barton had a 25-point game on Sunday and his value is going to be a roller coaster going forward. The Nuggets are on the second half of a road-road back-to-back on Friday, so maybe the front offices rests guys again like they did on Monday. He's not a must-own player, but there is some reward to go with the risk, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:35 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic says his ankle is at 70 percent
    Jusuf Nurkic said that his ankle is currently only 70 percent healthy, but he hopes to get it close to 100 percent by next week.

    Advice: Nurkic has cleared been limited by his sore ankle, averaging just 4.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game since returning from the injury. However, he'll continue to fight through the pain, and will be active for Thursday's game vs. the Rockets. He does offer a lot of upside, but with the fantasy playoffs in full swing, he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:51 am
  • Enes Kanter (ankle) misses practice Thursday
    Enes Kanter (ankle) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Scott Brooks said if there were a game today, Kanter would not suit up.

    Advice: We'll be considering Kanter questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks, and if he's unable to go, Steven Adams, Nick Collison, and Mitch McGary would get all the run they can handle. Owners can expect to get another update on Kanter's status following Friday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:14 am
  • Enes Kanter's X-Rays come back negative
    Post-game X-Rays on Enes Kanter (ankle) came back negative and revealed a mild sprain of his left ankle.

    Advice: Kanter was limping badly after Wednesday's game against the Celtics, but will be listed as day-to-day for now. It would be a surprise to see him suit up for Friday's game against the Hawks, so fantasy owners will want to look to Steven Adams as he'll see all the minutes he can handle if Kanter is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:40 am
  • Rudy Gobert grabs 14 boards
    Rudy Gobert grabbed 14 rebounds against the Wizards on Wednesday with nine points, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He is just ridiculous on the glass. In his previous March games, his offensive rebounding rate increased to 16.5 and defensive soared to 38.0 (27.8 total). For what it's worth, in the history of the NBA only one player has turned in a season with a total rebounding rate higher than 27 that and qualified for rebounds: Dennis Rodman in 1994-95. Plus, his assists are rising, as well. Gobert won't be sliding past the second round in competitive fantasy leagues next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Russell Westbrook still rolling for OKC
    Russell Westbrook hit just 8-of-26 shots and committed seven turnovers, but still had 36 points (19-of-22 free throws), five rebounds, 10 assists, five steals and a 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's scary good right now, and worth every penny he costs in daily tournaments, despite his outrageous price tag. And the best news is he's going to keep playing, as the Thunder are without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, and are just a 1/2 game ahead of the Pelicans for the final playoff spot in the West. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:56 pm
  • Steven Adams double-doubles vs. Celtics
    Steven Adams had 14 points, 13 rebounds and two steals on 5-of-9 shooting in 38 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Enes Kanter had 22 points and 10 boards on 10-of-13 shooting before going down with a sprained ankle, and Serge Ibaka may not play again until the playoffs after knee surgery. Pick. Adams. Up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:55 pm
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