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  • Spurs send Kyle Anderson back to D-League
    The Spurs have re-assigned rookie F Kyle Anderson to their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: Anderson is a negligible part of the Spurs' rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news. Leave him on the wire.
    44 minutes ago
  • Report: Beverley seeking 2nd opinion on wrist
    Patrick Beverley is reportedly seeking to get a second opinion on the torn ligament in his left wrist to decide whether or not he will need to undergo surgery.

    Advice: We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but with Beverley set to miss at least the next week of action, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will man the point guard position in his absence, but neither guy is really capable of doing enough on the stat sheet to be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
    49 minutes ago
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Friday vs. HOU
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: It would be easier if the Timberwolves would just go ahead and announce that Pek will be shutdown for the season, but until that happens, we'll continue to post updates stating that he's out and belongs on the waiver wire. Justin Hamilton (migraines) returned to action on Wednesday, but only managed to log nine minutes off the bench. However, he was playing very well for Minnesota before going down, so if you have some dead weight on your roster, it makes sense to take a flier on Hamilton with the hopes he'll soon get a decent amount of minutes playing for a Minnesota team that has been devastated by injuries.
    Today, 2:04 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful Friday vs. HOU
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Rubio is again unavailable, it would be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine would draw yet another start. LaVine has been excellent over the past four games, averaging 19.0 points, 4.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers and 4.8 turnovers per game, so he's worth a look in all standard leagues if you can live with the turnovers.
    Today, 1:55 pm
  • Dwight Powell recalled from D-League Thursday
    The Mavs recalled Dwight Powell from the D-League on Thursday.

    Advice: Through 19 games with the Mavericks this season, Powell has put in averages of 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, so he can't be viewed as a viable option in any league. Leave him on the wire.
    Today, 12:32 pm
  • Temple (hamstring) gets up shots at practice
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Today, 12:08 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out Friday vs. MIN
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

    Advice: Beverley is dealing with a torn ligament in his wrist, and his fantasy season is likely over. Jason Terry slotted into the starting point guard spot on Wednesday, but he only managed to put up two points, two rebounds, three assists, and four turnovers through 27 minutes of action, so he's not a great guy to own in standard leagues. James Harden is going to be the primary ball handler with Beverley out, so he stands to gain the most in Beverley’s absence. Pablo Prigioni will serve as Terry's primary backup, but he doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to matter in almost any league.
    Today, 11:55 am
  • Paul George out again vs Bucks on Thursday
    Paul George (leg) will be inactive for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Despite recent reports saying that George was close to a return, the daily injury report is saying otherwise. There's still a chance that he'll return to the court before the end of the regular season, but the opportunities are dwindling and fantasy owners in standard leagues would be wise to move on from George.
    Today, 10:36 am
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  • Greg Monroe misses Thursday practice
    Greg Monroe (knee) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Pistons don't have much motivation to rush Monroe back at this point, so this news may not bode well for his chances to play against the Magic on Friday. We'll update this situation after shootaround on Friday, but Anthony Tolliver would likely again pick up the start if Monroe is unable to suit up.
    Today, 9:10 am
  • DeAndre Jordan says he loves New York City
    When asked if he would consider the Knicks when he is a free agent after the 2014-15 season, DeAndre Jordan told reporters that he loves New York City.

    Advice: Before Knicks fans get all excited, it's worth pointing out that saying you love a city and signing with a team in that city are two different things. "I love New York City," Jordan said. "I love the city. But right now I’m not thinking of free agency. I’m thinking about finishing our season off strong and focusing on the playoffs.’’ Jordan added to the Clippers demolition of the Knicks with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks on Wednesday and should have no problem providing his fantasy owners with a strong finish to the 2014-15 season.
    Today, 8:16 am
  • Jordan Hill not sweating minutes decrease
    Jordan Hill said he has no issues with the Lakers decision to sit him for the next four or five upcoming games.

    Advice: While the Lakers openly tank, Hill is toeing the company line when it comes to his benching. "I’m not playing for nothing," Hill said. "It’s a good time to get other guys a lot more minutes and get a feel of the game." Hill can be dropped while the Lakers experiment with younger players and Ryan Kelly, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black are all worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues.
    Today, 7:33 am
  • Jeff Teague plays well despite ankle injury
    Jeff Teague had 16 points and nine assists, returning after briefly leaving Wednesday's game with a minor ankle injury.

    Advice: The Hawks need to get their groove back on before the playoffs, but also want to keep their guys healthy. They play the Heat on Friday, so owners of Hawks will want to keep an eye out for some DNP-CD's for some of the starters, although it's possible they play everyone, as well. The game is in ATL, so maybe the Hawks will play their stars for the home crowd.
    Today, 12:20 am
  • Anthony Morrow posts another dud
    Anthony Morrow, who has been very quiet for three straight games, stunk again on Wednesday in an ugly 130-91 loss to the Spurs, finishing with six points and not much else in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow can be forgiven for tonight's performance, as the Spurs blitzed the Thunder by 39 points. Morrow still has plenty of potential given all the OKC injuries, and we would not be surprised to see him get hot again against the Jazz on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 11:59 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 24 points vs. Suns
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday during a 108-99 victory.

    Advice: He has a foot issue and was probable because of it for this one. Cousins was already on the injury report for calf injury, but neither are likely to threaten his playing time. He should be active in all games going forward as it stands right now.
    Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Surprise: Nic Batum gets a DNP Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum was actually listed as a starter at one point on Wednesday, and it then sounded like he would come off the bench for the Blazers as he deals with a sore back. However, he never got into the game.

    Advice: We're not quite sure what happened here, but the Blazers were not comfortable playing him tonight. The fact he appeared to be a go should be viewed as good news though, and hopefully he'll be back on Friday against the Suns. Allen Crabbe got the surprise start, but Dorell Wright had 15 points, five boards and three 3-pointers, and looks like the safest option if Batum is going to miss more time.
    Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores season-high 22
    Chase Budinger came off the bench and played 40 minutes, hitting 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: He sent the game to OT with a 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left in regulation and has now scored in double figures in seven straight games. Pick him up, and hope that Kevin Martin continues to sit for his hamstring, as well as tanking purposes.
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Wayne Ellington shoots 19 times, scores 7
    Wayne Ellington came off the bench and played a team-high 39 minutes, hitting 3-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's overtime loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: Ellington complied with the Lakers' wish to lose this game, but they still pulled it out in OT. Ellington has had potential all season, but has rarely come through for his owners. The minutes and shots were a lot more encouraging than the results, but he might be worth a flier if you have someone to cut.
    Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Omer Asik plays 26 minutes in his return
    Omer Asik (calf) returned to the lineup on Wednesday with six points, six boards, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 26 minutes against the Rockets.

    Advice: He was a victim of a James Harden poster and didn't have his best game in his return. Asik cost the Pelicans a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, so this sub-par game stings a little more. He's a questionable player to own in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca moves back to reserve role
    Alexis Ajinca played 15 minutes off the bench against the Rockets on Wednesday with eight points, five rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

    Advice: That's not a bad line in limited playing time, but the Pelicans look to be healthy with the exception of Ryan Anderson (knee). Ajinca can be dropped in most leagues with Anthony Davis' shoulder injury appearing to be minor.
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Courtney Lee scoreless in start
    Courtney Lee started after missing time with a hand injury, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score.

    Advice: Tony Allen has been hot for the Grizzlies and had seven points, eight rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer, despite hitting just 3-of-11 shots. Forget about Lee unless you see him get hot.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 28 points in return
    Tyreke Evans made 10-of-16 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday with 28 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his most efficient game of the season and it comes on the heels of missing a game on Sunday. Evans should be fine going forward, but his troublesome left ankle will always be something to watch. He'll be a must-start option against the Kings on Friday. Revenge game?
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Taj Gibson scores two in 14 minutes
    Taj Gibson played just 14 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday during a 116-103 win, scoring two points with two assists.

    Advice: He only played five minutes in the first half and didn't pull down a single rebound. Gibson has lost minutes to red-hot Nikola Mirotic and that's probably going to continue for the foreseeable future. His owners will need to temper expectations and cutting him seems plausible.
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Evan Turner cools off in loss to Heat
    Evan Turner hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat were up by 17 at halftime and Brad Davis was trying several different and random combos in hopes of getting back into the game. Turner came in hot and Isaiah Thomas didn't look comfortable in his return to action, so we're not ready to give up on Turner just yet.
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Henry Walker starts, hits four 3-pointers
    Henry Walker started for Dwyane Wade (knee) and hit 4-of-8 3-pointers for 12 points, four boards and two assists in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: James Ennis had six points and six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench, and Tyler Johnson added 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 20 minutes. Wade is day-to-day with his injury, and we expect this trio to continue to chip in as long as he's out. Unfortunately, none of them can be trusted in fantasy, even when Wade is out.
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points vs. Bulls
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points during a 116-103 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He has become more of a facilitator for the Raptors, but he still made just 7-of-19 from the field. DeRozan has made just 40.5 percent from the field in his last seven, averaging 22.4 points, 6.3 boards, 3.7 dimes, 0.6 steals, 2.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys. Specifically, he's made 29.6 percent on his mid-range shots in that span, which accounted for 46.6 percent of his shot total. DeRozan needs to attack the basket more.
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Cleanthony Early scores 18 off Knicks bench
    Cleanthony Early returned from an ankle injury and had a team-high 18 points, four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: They were listed as probable and should not be limited tonight. Start them in all leagues in what should be a very fast game.
    Yesterday, 6:41 pm
  • Update: Nicolas Batum coming off the bench
    Nicolas Batum will come off the bench with Allen Crabbe starting in his place against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: This sounds about right from coach Terry Stotts. Batum should still see a nice chunk of minutes tonight and should be in all lineups. Crabbe is not a fantasy option.
    Yesterday, 6:03 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against the Jazz
    Nicolas Batum (back) will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and everything seems to be OK for Batum. There's no sign of him being limited, so his fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded tonight. Dorell Wright and Alonzo Gee are not attractive plays tonight.
    Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Courtney Lee will start, Jeff Green off bench
    Courtney Lee (hand) will start against the Cavs on Wednesday with Jeff Green going back to the bench.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with the Grizzlies saying they like Green as a primary scoring option off the bench. Lee has lost a lot of fantasy value since Green arrived and can be left on the wire in standard formats.
    Yesterday, 5:04 pm
  • Nic Batum might have a good chance to play?
    Nicolas Batum (back) may have a good chance to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: We're going based off team reporter Casey Holdahl saying he thinks Batum will give it a go. Batum may be limited and he's certainly going to be at risk for an aggravation, but owners of Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Alonzo Gee should dial down their expectations.
    Yesterday, 4:57 pm
  • Jeff Teague (left ankle) will return on Wed
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will return against the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: He could barely walk to the locker room, so this is a surprise. The Hawks do play a home game on Friday and there's a decent chance for swelling on Teague. Considering Dennis Schroder was already worth owning in most leagues, he's a very good speculative add.
    Yesterday, 4:37 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) is warming up to play
    Nicolas Batum (back) is on the court warming up to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's shaping up to be a game-time decision tonight. If he can't go, it should be Alonzo Gee and Dorell Wright getting most of his minutes. Batum has played through a lot of injuries this season, so he has a chance to play. We should have another update shortly.
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Jeff Teague rolls left ankle vs. the Magic
    Jeff Teague suffered an apparent sprained left ankle against the Magic on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

    Advice: It did not look good and Teague needed some help to get to the locker room. He returned to the bench after a brief trip to the locker room, so apparently the injury wasn't as bad as it initially looked. Dennis Schroder's upside is so high that he's a very strong speculative add.
    Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Henry Walker starting, Beasley off bench
    Henry Walker will start against the Celtics on Wednesday with Michael Beasley coming off the bench.

    Advice: The Heat desperately need some scoring punch off the bench, so expect to see a lot of Beasley. He's also likely going to be a backup center fort Miami tonight. Walker is still a low-end option with Beasley offering the higher upside.
    Yesterday, 4:15 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to miss more time due to his ankle soreness. Zach LaVine should see a ton of playing tonight at the point while Lorenzo Brown will back him up and could get some minutes at shooting guard. Most owners should cut Rubio at this point.
    Yesterday, 3:52 pm
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer out Wednesday
    Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer are not expected to play against the Wolves on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The pair is not expected to play for the next 4-5 games. Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly will get the start and are worth a look in deeper leagues. Hopefully, Ed Davis gets more run than 16 minutes like he did on Tuesday. Hill can be dropped in most leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) still expects to play on Wed
    Omer Asik (calf) is still expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Asik was able to practice in full on Tuesday, and he was fully expected to be ready for tonight's game. He was playing well prior to suffering the calf injury that cost him the last two games, so he is worth a look for any owner needing help in rebounds. Alexis Ajinca will shift to the bench and his value will take a hit.
    Yesterday, 3:35 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) still expected to play
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is still expected to play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is essentially a non-update for Evans and he should be ready to roll after missing Sunday's game against the Clippers. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Expect to see less Norris Cole tonight.
    Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) expects to play Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's been out since Saturday due to a hand sprain, which has been a lingering issue for him in the past couple weeks. With Lee back, Tony Allen and Jeff Green will lose some playing time. Green may also come off the bench, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) will return vs. LAC
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: The Kings have yet to rest players a la the Nuggets or Lakers, so we're still fully expecting Cousins to give it a go even on a road game in a back-to-back set. The foot injury was recently added to the Kings' injury report and fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go a little later this evening.
    Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Report: Pat Beverley (wrist) has ligament tear
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) suffered a torn ligament in his wrist and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: If he tore a ligament in his wrist, he's likely going to be out for the season and there's a good chance he'll need surgery. As for the prognosis, it could be a couple weeks or over a month. Regardless, his fantasy owners in redraft leagues almost certainly have to cut him. Jason Terry will likely start and get minutes in the 24-32 range with Pablo Prigioni backing him up. Additionally, coach Kevin McHale has used two different lineup combos in his last two games with James Harden as the point guard. Give Terry a look if you're looking for some treys and scoring.
    Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) questionable for Wed
    Nicolas Batum (back) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an injury from Saturday, but he was listed as doubtful for that game. The Blazers are hopeful Batum can play at some point on the upcoming road trip, which is just for today and Friday. If he's out, Alonzo Gee or Dorell Wright would likely start. Coach Terry Stotts started Gee on Tuesday with Wright at the four, but the matchup is a little different this time around against a big Utah front line. Wright is the more attractive play if you're feeling frisky. Batum owners will want to check back for an update.
    Yesterday, 12:12 pm
  • Beverley set to decide on wrist in 7-10 days
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) is scheduled to meet with a specialists, but a decision won't be made on his status for another 7-10 days.

    Advice: There is reportedly a chance that Beverley will need a season-ending surgery on his wrist, but the Rockets will likely exhaust all other options first. Beverley's owners should probably move on at this point, but we will update his status once we know more. Jason Terry will assume the starting point guard duties for the Rockets, and he is worth picking up in deeper leagues for his 3-point shooting. Pablo Prigioni should play more too, but he isn't a reliable option in almost all leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:13 am
  • Dwight Powell back to the D-League
    Dwight Powell was sent down to the D-League on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is not in the rotation right now in Dallas and likely won't be for the remainder of the season. Leave Powell on the wire.
    Yesterday, 9:54 am
  • Courtney Lee (hand) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (hand) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Lee has missed two consecutive games, but we haven't heard a lot about his progress in the last few days. If Lee can't play tonight, Tony Allen will draw another start and is worth owning if you need steals while Jeff Green will continue to be a factor in the scoring column for the Grizzlies.
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out on Wednesday
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday as expected.

    Advice: We are expected to learn whether or not Beverley will decide to have a season-ending surgery on his wrist shortly, so we should have another update soon. Jason Terry figures to be the primary beneficiary with Beverley on the sidelines, and he is worth a look for anyone needing 3-pointers.
    Yesterday, 9:12 am
  • Omer Asik (calf) expects to play Wednesday
    Omer Asik (calf) is expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Asik has missed the last two games for the Pelicans, but he retuned to practice on Tuesday and is ready to play tonight. He will likely jump back into the starting lineup vs. the Rockets, while Alexis Ajinca will shift back to a limited role off the bench. If you need help in boards, give Asik a look.
    Yesterday, 8:55 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik expect to play Wed
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Omer Asik (calf) are both expected to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Evans was held out of Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, but he has been able to rest for a few days now, and he should be ready to resume his normal allotment of minutes tonight. With the Pelicans in the hunt for a playoff spot, Evans will likely continue to play through minor injuries for the foreseeable future. Go ahead and pencil him into all active lineups, and expect Norris Cole to return to the bench and lose most of his value.
    Yesterday, 8:54 am
  • Kings win behind DeMarcus Cousins' 33 & 17
    DeMarcus Cousins dominated Tuesday's game from start to finish, racking up multiple game-highs with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Cousins is banged up and it wouldn't be surprising if he received a few DNPs as the season wanes, but tonight's enormous game should allay fears about his health. He made only 8-of-27 field goals tonight, but was a pristine 17-of-19 at the free throw line. Concerns about George Karl's impact on Cousins' fantasy value have proven to be unfounded -- Cousins and Rudy Gay have a combined usage rate of 60.5 percent since the All-Star break, the highest rate of any teammates.
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 15 pts off LA's bench
    Wayne Ellington scored 15 points off L.A.'s bench on Tuesday, making 6-of-14 FGs with three 3-pointers, three boards, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington was a drag on standard-league rosters even while starting, returning positive value in just one category (3-pointers), so his benching may seal his fate as a waiver wire regular. Don't hesitate to cut him for a free agent with more upside.
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Anthony Morrow scores 12 pts w/ four triples
    Anthony Morrow scored 12 points with four 3-pointers on Tuesday, and he started the second half ahead of Dion Waiters.

    Advice: The bad news is that he didn't have a single rebound, assist, steal or block in 30 minutes of court-time. His second-half start may have been a temporary matchup-based move by Scott Brooks, but it's equally possible that Morrow will continue to start alongside Russell Westbrook, Kyle Singler, Enes Kanter and Steven Adams. Either way, he's a must-start fantasy player -- since Mar. 15 he's averaging 3.6 triples per game, trailing only Randy Foye (3.7) and J.R. Smith (4.2).
    Tuesday, 8:33 pm
  • Jordan Hill likely to sit out next 4-5 games
    Jordan Hill (tanking) will likely sit out for the next four to five games so that the Lakers can evaluate their younger players.

    Advice: Unreal. The tanking saga continues around the NBA, and this move will certainly draw some harsh criticism from around the league. Hill has been one of the better plays for the Lakers this season with averages of 12.3 points and 8.0 boards per game, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts to this. For what it's worth, Carlos Boozer will also sit out with Hill, meaning Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will handle the frontcourt duties for the Lakers until further notice. With fantasy playoffs in progress, Hill's owners should cut bait.
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Patrick Beverley might be out for the season?
    Patrick Beverley could potentially have a season-ending surgery on his wrist, but a final decision will be made on Wednesday morning after he goes through another evaluation.

    Advice: The Rockets want to know if there is any risk of further damage before proceeding with the surgery, so there is some hope that Beverley's season might not be over just yet. However, Beverley's wrist has clearly limited him for a while now, so it's going to be an issue moving forward regardless. Beverley's owners can feel free to hang tight until we know more on Wednesday, but they should start looking for a backup plan. Jason Terry figures to be the biggest beneficiary if Beverley's season is over, and he is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
    Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) expected to sit Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum (back) didn't go through warmups and he's not listed as a starter for Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Batum didn't practice on Monday and he was listed as doubtful prior to being ruled out, so this shouldn't catch any owners by surprise. The extremely short-handed Blazers will rely on Alonzo Gee, Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum and Arron Afflalo to pick up extra playing time in Batum's absence, with Gee taking Batum's spot in the starting lineup.
    Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer may not play Tues
    Jordan Hill (tanking) and Carlos Boozer (tanking) may not be in the rotation vs. the Thunder on Tuesday according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting in the frontcourt, so winning clearly isn't a priority tonight. The Lakers are going to get their younger guys some more playing time down the stretch, so Hill and Boozer's value will likely start to trend down. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but owners will want to see how things play out tonight before doing anything drastic.
    Tuesday, 5:16 pm
  • Wayne Ellington shifts to bench vs. Thunder
    Wayne Ellington will move to the Lakers bench on Tuesday with Jeremy Lin starting alongside Jordan Clarkson.

    Advice: Ellington is averaging just 16.4 minutes as a reserve this season and he's unlikely to muster any value now that Lin has leap-frogged him in the rotation. There should be better 3-point specialists available on every waiver wire.
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm
  • Jordan Hill moves to the bench on Tuesday
    Jordan Hill will shift to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, while Ryan Kelly will draw the start.

    Advice: The Lakers are desperately trying to improve their chances in the draft lottery, so it's not surprising to see them give their younger players a longer look. Hill's owners should use a wait-and-see approach here, but it look his value could take a hit down the stretch. Ryan Kelly is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Wednesday vs. LAL
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gorgui Dieng has been logging heavy minutes lately with zero depth behind him. He'll likely again be asked to play as close to the entire game as possible on Wednesday with Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful, and Justin Hamilton (migraines) questionable. Pekovic remains without a clear timetable to return, and with Minnesota playing for draft picks, it's unlikely we'll see Pek in uniform again this season.
    Tuesday, 2:46 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out Tuesday vs. Toronto
    Greg Monroe (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Anthony Tolliver has been starting with Monroe sidelined, but he failed to score during his last outing, and only managed four points in his previous game without hitting a single 3-pointer in either contest. Andre Drummond on the other hand has been a monster, averaging 14.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 2.8 blocks over the past four games while logging heavy minutes, and he appears to be the primary beneficiary sans Monroe. Tolliver makes for a risky play in daily leagues.
    Tuesday, 2:09 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Rubio has spent the past three games on the sidelines, and Zach LaVine has played quite well in his absence, averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and an unfortunate 5.0 turnovers per game during that span. If you're okay with the turnovers, LaVine is worth owning in standard leagues while Rubio is out.
    Tuesday, 1:59 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) probable Wednesday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Early hasn't been able to do much this season, even when given big minutes, so he's not someone that should be added in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 1:52 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out Wednesday vs. NO
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: With Beverley unavailable, Jason Terry will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he's worth a look for owners in deep leagues searching for some 3-point shooting. Pablo Prigioni will also see some extended minutes with the second unit, but he's not a great option in most leagues.
    Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: If Evans is again unable to go on Wednesday, Norris Cole would have another opportunity to run with the starting unit, while Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis would be asked to step it up on the offensive end. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) goes through practice Tues.
    Omer Asik (calf) went through practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Asik has missed the past two games with a strained right calf, but his return to practice is an encouraging sign for his chances of suiting up Wednesday vs. the Rockets. We'll be considering him questionable for now, but if he is able to return to the lineup, Alexis Ajinca would head back to the bench and his value would take a sizable hit with the demotion to the second unit. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 12:28 pm
  • Beverley (wrist) could be out 'a while'
    Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said that if he gets bad news regarding Patrick Beverley's wrist, "He might be out a while."

    Advice: Beverley is currently headed back to Houston to undergo further evaluation what they are currently calling a sprained left wrist, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. If Beverley is forced into an extended absence, Jason Terry would likely slide into the starting lineup, while Pablo Prigioni would have the opportunity to log some extended minutes. Terry can't be viewed as much more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, and Prigioni can't be relied upon to produce in almost any league.
    Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Paul George (leg) out Wednesday vs. WAS
    Paul George (leg) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: There's really no telling when, or if, George will be able to return this season, and with so much uncertainty surrounding Indiana’s franchise player, he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
    Tuesday, 11:41 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Patrick Beverley headed to HOU for evaluation
    Patrick Beverley (wrist) is headed back to Houston to have his sprained left wrist evaluated.

    Advice: Beverley left Monday's game against the Pacers and did not return after sprained his wrist. There's no word yet on whether he'll join the team for Wednesday's game in New Orleans, but we'll be following this one closely. Jason Terry is worth a speculative add in case Beverley misses any time, but his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point in his career.
    Tuesday, 10:44 am
  • Frank Vogel says Paul George isn't ready
    In a departure from what team president Larry Bird recently said, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't think Paul George (leg) is ready to return.

    Advice: While Bird had previously said George is cleared to play, Vogel said that George is cleared to practice. "Well, that's what Larry said. Like I said," Vogel told reporters, "there's a lot of layers to it. He's not ready. He hasn't reached our level of what we feel he's ready to play." While the Pacers are hopeful that George will return this season, fantasy owners are better off using a roster spot on a healthy player that can produce right now.
    Tuesday, 8:14 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Budinger hits four more threes on Monday
    Chase Budinger hit a season-high four treys in Monday's overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Budinger has probably earned solid playing time going forward, but as guys return his touches are going to be a question mark. It's entirely possible he dodges all of that and provides serviceable value for owners hunting threes, but he comes with a decent amount of risk.
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Taj Gibson scores four in 32 minutes
    Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with four points, seven rebounds, three steals and one block.

    Advice: He started tonight with Joakim Noah (rest) out. Gibson could be at risk of losing playing time because Nikola Mirotic is one of the hottest rookies in the NBA. He's still a hold in standard leagues, but isn't a must-own player with Noah expected to be back soon.
    Monday, 8:52 pm
  • Turner triple-doubles in Celtics win vs. BKY
    Evan Turner triple-doubled in Monday's win, scoring 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting (no threes) with 10 rebounds, 12 assists and one block.

    Advice: Turner is the guy who takes a hit when Isaiah Thomas (probable) returns as soon as Wednesday. With the way he has been playing lately, owners will want to walk him all the way to the edge before considering a drop.
    Monday, 7:23 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (wrist) out for game Monday
    Patrick Beverley (left wrist) will not return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He has a left wrist sprain, so it doesn't sound like he broke his wrist. However, Beverley has a right elbow injury and the Rockets have to be considering resting him to get ready for the postseason. Jason Terry is worth a speculative add with three more games this week. Beverley finished with eight points, one rebound, one steal two blocks and two 3-pointers. That might be all his fantasy owners get this week.
    Monday, 5:52 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play on Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be Zach LaVine getting the start with Lorezno Brown backing him up. Rubio doesn't sound too injured, but the Wolves are looking to get some extra lottery balls for Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Rubio is not a must-stash considering we only have a few weeks left in the season and he'll have a minutes cap even if he returns.
    Monday, 4:38 pm
  • Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler listed as starters
    Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler are listed as the starters against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (rest) won't play tonight while Butler makes his return. The Bulls should look to beat the Hornets inside with Charlotte missing some depth. Gibson is worth starting in most leagues tonight.
    Monday, 4:13 pm
  • Courtney Lee (hand) out again on Monday
    Courtney Lee (hand) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies should be OK without him. On Saturday, Jeff Green and Tony Allen played outstanding ball with Green putting up a 23-point gem and Allen double-doubling with six steals. They're both worth looks in all leagues tonight. Lee can be cut in most leagues until he's deemed healthy.
    Monday, 3:08 pm
  • Cleanthony Early will not play vs. Memphis
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: His ankle injury isn't getting much better and there's no word of him practicing yet. Early can be dropped in just about all leagues.
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (back) doesn't practice Monday
    Nicolas Batum (back) did not practice on Monday and is doubtful to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: One season after the Blazers were one of the healthiest teams in decades, they're dealing with some injuries right now. Batum does have a couple minor injuries to his back, but this isn't a trend for him. Still, he appears doubtful to play on Tuesday. With Batum out, C.J. McCollum and Dorell Wright will benefit on the wing and maybe Arron Afflalo can finally get it going.
    Monday, 12:41 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play vs. Jazz
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Jazz on Monday night.

    Advice: There was almost no chance Pekovic was going to play tonight and the Wolves finally decided to rule him out early. There's a very good chance we won't see Pek back on the court this season with the Wolves playing for lottery balls and being tied to his contract. Gorgui Dieng will continue to be one of the best big men to own in fantasy while Adreian Payne and Chase Budinger will get the rest of the big-man minutes. Dieng does get a bad matchup against Rudy Gobert tonight, though.
    Monday, 11:21 am
  • Ricky Rubio, Kevin Garnett doubtful Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: This will likely be Rubio's third game out of the lineup and his fifth in last six games. There's a decent chance he misses more games in the future, so owners in weekly leagues have to bench him. Cutting him is also an option in several formats. Zach LaVine will get a 30-40 minutes and is worth a look in standard leagues as long as you're OK with high turnovers and low shooting percentage. Lorenzo Brown will also be in the rotation.
    Monday, 11:20 am
  • Pacers going day-by-day with Paul George
    Larry Bird told ESPN that he thinks Paul George (leg) has been cleared to play, but he stopped short of saying George was going to play again this season.

    Advice: He will not play on Monday, and to be clear, Bird wants George to get back out there if he can. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to play. And I don’t want Paul to go out there until he feels comfortable with his conditioning and the way he’s practicing. I’d like to see him do a little bit better." It sounds like a very nebulous situation with lots of moving parts, and nobody is certain what will come next despite everyone doing their best to guess. The Pacers and George are taking this day-by-day, and the sooner everyone else in the world can realize that's how it's going to be—and should be—the better.
    Monday, 9:23 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Nikoa Pekovic again questionable on Monday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is once again listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, Pek has missed six straight and he's just not worth the constant headache. We don't expect him to play, and we should instead see Gorgui Dieng, who is a must-own, must-start player at this time. He's averaging 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting as the starting center, and Justin Hamilton (migraines) has already been ruled out, as well.
    Monday, 9:17 am
  • Rubio, Pekovic, Garnett questionable again
    Ricky Rubio (ankle), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are all questionable again to play the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: If Rubio doesn't play (he's missed three of the last four), Zach LaVine will again draw the start, and the rookie has averaged 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.1 steals on 42.9 percent shooting over 27 games in that role. If Garnett sits again, Adreian Payne should again draw the start, and he's averaging 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in that role. Finally, if Pekovic sits, it will be the Gorgui Dieng show inside, where he's averaged 11.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 blocks on 50.5 percent shooting.
    Monday, 9:15 am
  • Nicolas Batum (back) looking doubtful Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum's (back) status for Tuesday's game in the Warriors is in doubt after leaving Saturday's game early.

    Advice: Batum felt a shooting pain up his legs and back after landing "awkwardly" on his heels, and after the game he had a tough time standing up, so none of that sounds very good at all. With Batum unlikely to suit up, that would mean a larger role for Dorell Wright, who would likely start in Batum's place, with C.J. McCollum also playing extended minutes off the bench.
    Monday, 6:19 am
  • Jordan Hill shoots 6-of-7 in just 20 minutes
    Jordan Hill made 6-of-7 shots vs. the Sixers on Sunday, finishing L.A.'s home victory with 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists in only 20 minutes.

    Advice: Hill was a combined 10-of-31 from the field in his three previous games, so it's nice to see him get going offensively vs. a Sixers defense which has been surprisingly stingy in recent weeks. Hill is a reliable late-round value but he lacks explosive upside while logging 25-28 minutes for coach Byron Scott. Owners should be on the lookout for potential lineup changes, too, as Scott has suggested that he'll tweak his rotations over L.A.'s final 10 games.
    Sunday, 9:37 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 23 points with 8 dimes
    Evan Turner scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and two 3-pointers during Sunday's loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Marcus Smart was suspended for this one, meaning Evan Turner was the primary ball-handler and he was in total control tonight. Turner's value will take a hit when Smart comes back Monday, but he is still posting respectable averages of 12.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.8 boards and 1.6 steals over his last five games.
    Sunday, 7:21 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) struggles w/ fouls
    DeMarcus Cousins' calf injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he notched 20 points (6-of-11 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 109-86 win vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: What did limit DMC was foul trouble, but he still finished with a solid fantasy line despite playing just 23 minutes. He's playing through ankle and calf injuries and could easily pick up DNPs with the Kings eyeing the draft lottery, so owners should double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game vs. Philly.
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Anthony Morrow scores 12 for short-handed OKC
    Anthony Morrow stepped up after Andre Roberson's ankle injury on Sunday, scoring 12 points with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He could earn more than his usual 28 minutes per game if Roberson misses more games, especially with Kevin Durant (foot) already on the shelf indefinitely. Morrow has been excellent lately, shooting lights out while averaging 17.3 points, 4.2 triples and 1.0 steals over his previous six games, so make sure he's not still available in your leagues.
    Sunday, 4:18 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca double-doubles in fill-in start
    Alexis Ajinca double-doubled in another start for the short-handed Pelicans on Sunday, scoring 11 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Omer Asik was sidelined by a calf injury which led to another start for Ajinca, this time alongside Anthony Davis. He held his own vs. DeAndre Jordan but the Pelicans fell on the road, 100-107, bumping them three full games outside of the playoff picture. Anyone banking on Ajinca for production next week should keep a close eye on Asik's status.
    Sunday, 3:29 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) ruled out again Sunday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's now missed three of the Wolves' past four games but has been a game-time decision for each of his DNPs, giving the impression that he could return any day now. Zach LaVine has shown steady improvement and he's worth a look as Minnesota's fill-in PG, particularly if you need a quick boost in 3-pointers, assists and FT percentages.
    Sunday, 3:27 pm
  • Ho-hum: DeAndre double-doubles w/ three BLKs
    DeAndre Jordan finished Sunday's home victory with 12 points, 16 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 37 minutes, while making 5-of-7 FGs and 2-of-7 FTs.

    Advice: He was aided by the absence of Omer Asik during Sunday's game but this is just another day at the office for DeAndre. He leads the NBA in boards (14.8), ranks fourth in blocks (2.2) and is making an unheard-of 70.9 percent of his field goals -- the next-closest player is Mason Plumlee at 58.3 percent.
    Sunday, 3:22 pm
  • Henry Walker shoots 0-of-6 in blowout loss
    Heat F Henry Walker missed all six of his shot attempts vs. the Thunder, finishing scoreless with four rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: More than three-quarters of Walker's shots come from beyond the arc, which makes him especially prone to boom-or-bust games offensively. He's foul-prone and has scored 10+ points just once in the month of March, so there's no reason to own him despite his steady minutes in Erik Spoelstra's second unit.
    Sunday, 3:02 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) ruled out for Sunday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be his sixth straight game on the sidelines and there is simply no telling if he will play again this season. Pekovic's owners should have already moved with fantasy playoffs in progress, while Gorgui Dieng will continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Justin Hamilton has also been playing well and is worth a look in deeper leagues if his migraines clear up.
    Sunday, 2:58 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores eight quiet points Sunday
    Jeff Teague had another quiet game on Sunday, scoring eight points while handing out six assists in 28 minutes vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Teague stole the ball three times but he also committed five turnovers, and he didn't so much as attempt a 3-point shot. The Hawks are riding a season-long three-game losing streak but they're headed toward a relatively lenient week with matchups vs. the Magic, Heat and Hornets.
    Sunday, 2:31 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) out Sunday vs. TOR
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Early has been sidelined since March 15, and with the fantasy playoffs in full swing, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out Sunday vs. Celtics
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He wasn't expected to play vs. Boston but coach Stan Van Gundy is hopeful to have Monroe back for Tuesday's game. The Pistons have a mediocre three-game schedule this week, so ideally Monroe's status will be confirmed after Monday's practice. In his absence, Anthony Tolliver will continue playing heavy minutes as a fill-in starter.
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) out Sunday vs. the Clippers
    Omer Asik (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This will be Asik's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and it'll be Alexis Ajinca and Jeff Withey picking up the slack in his absence, with Ajinca getting the start. The Pelicans don't play again until Wednesday, so we'll be considering Asik questionable for that one. Stay tuned.
    Sunday, 11:36 am
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: With Evans unavailable, Eric Gordon will be asked to do more on offense, and Norris Cole will see a bump in value as the starting point guard.
    Sunday, 11:08 am
  • Omer Asik (calf) is questionable vs. Clippers
    Omer Asik (calf) is questionable to play the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Asik was a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Warriors and ended up siting that one out, and it looks like his status likely won't be determined until right before tip-off again. Alexis Ajinca and Jeff Withey would both be in the mix for more playing time if Asik can't give it a go, with Ajinca holding a little more upside. Asik is worth holding onto if you need boards.
    Sunday, 8:26 am
  • Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik questionable Sunday
    Tyreke Evans (left ankle sprain) and Omer Asik (calf) are questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Evans injured his calf on Friday and wasn't able to return, so his owners might view it as a good thing that the Pelicans cited his previously sprained ankle for the reason as to why he is questionable. Evans will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to to check back later for the official word on his status. If Evans can't play, Norris Cole would likely start and would be worth a look in daily leagues.
    Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Taj Gibson plays 19 minutes, scores 13 pts
    Taj Gibson played 19 minutes on Saturday vs. the Pistons, scoring 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting with three rebounds.

    Advice: Gibson acknowledged that his ankle was doing fine, but he said that he is dealing with some tightness in his Achilles and calf. However, his owners shouldn't panic as he will simply have to continue to build on his conditioning and shake off the rust after an extended period on the shelf. Having said that, Gibson isn't a must-own player until he can get at least 25 minutes per game, especially with fantasy playoffs in full swing. Nikola Mirotic's role looks safe for now and he is still a must-start player.
    Saturday, 7:47 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (low back pain) won't return
    Nicolas Batum (lower back pain) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He reportedly felt a pain shoot up his back after landing hard on his heels, so it's not quite clear what exactly he is dealing with. We will pass along further updates once we know more about the severity of the injury, but Batum should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors. If Batum can't play, Dorell Wright started the second half in place of him and would likely be the primary beneficiary, while guys like C.J. McCollum would have to step up as well.
    Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) listed as probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Sunday.

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

    Advice: That means the Grizzlies will have their third different combo on the wings with Tony Allen and Jeff Green likely to start next to each other. Lee isn't too involved in the offense and only has a 15.1 usage rate, so there won't be too many extra shots to go around. That said, Green and Allen are worth starting in standard leagues tonight.
    Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has missed the last two road games, but he did play at home on Wednesday. Rubio and the Wolves are at home for this one, so it's fair to be somewhat optimistic he'll play for that one. He will likely have his minutes held in check if he does play, though.
    Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) questionable for Sun
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: His ankle are not capable of playing big minutes, so don't expect to see Pekovic get many minutes even if he can play. We're still not expecting him to play and aren't interested in picking him up. Gorgui Dieng is going to continue putting up huge numbers.
    Saturday, 3:19 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out for Saturday night
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He is not expected to play against the Celtics on Sunday with coach Stan Van Gundy saying he's hopeful Monroe can play on Tuesday. Monroe was a surprise scratch this week due to an injury in practice on Monday, which burned fantasy owners in weekly leagues. With Monroe out, Anthony Tolliver is worth a look while a number of other players will have to do more on offense.
    Saturday, 3:06 pm
  • Vogel: Paul George doesn't have timetable
    Coach Frank Vogel said that Paul George (leg) doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: This contradicts a report from's Brian Windhorst from Friday saying George could return in the next week. However, Windhorst has been very credible and cited multiple sources, so Vogel saying George doesn't have a timetable holds a little less weight than Windhorst's report because teams aren't obligated to disclose timetables. All that said, George isn't a great player to stash in most leagues.
    Saturday, 2:28 pm
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Taj Gibson is probable for Saturday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is listed as probable to play against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: He played just 11 minutes in his return on Friday. The Bulls have the dreaded back-to-back game on the road, so there's a chance they rest Gibson tonight against one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Bulls didn't reveal much about Gibson yesterday, so he's a very risky play tonight. Nikola Mirotic is safe to start in all leagues.
    Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Lakers interested in keeping Wayne Ellignton
    Head coach Byron Scott said that the Lakers will "absolutely" consider re-signing Wayne Ellington this offseason.

    Advice: "He made himself a valuable part of this team," Scott said. "We don’t know what next year holds. But he has shown 30 teams he knows how to play the game." Ellington has made strides on the defensive end this season and is much more versatile on offense, so it makes sense for the Lakers to retain him. Free agency and the draft are obviously the priorities for the Lakers, so it remains to be seen if they will make a move for him in the summer. Ellington is averaging 10.2 points, 2.2 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he should be able to hold low-end value in most leagues for the final stretch.
    Saturday, 8:45 am
  • Paul George (leg) will not return on Saturday
    Paul George (leg) will not make his anticipated return on Saturday vs. the Nets, but the Pacers are expected to update his status on Monday.

    Advice: The Pacers have yet to put a timetable on his return, but multiple sources said that he could play as soon as next week. This would mean that George can now be considered questionable for Monday's game vs. Rockets, but his owners shouldn't get their hopes up. Even if George can return, the Pacers are going to proceed with extreme caution, and it's hard to imagine him having a substantial role right out of the gate. If you have some dead weight on your roster and you are advancing comfortably in fantasy playoffs, feel free to give him a look. However, owners should keep their expectations really low considering how long he has been on the shelf. Expect another update on Monday morning.
    Saturday, 6:09 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Ajinca goes for 15 and eight with a block
    Alexis Ajinca scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes of action in Friday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Ajinca had slowed down for the past two weeks but he put up good numbers on Thursday and the whole team seems to be breaking down. Prior to that Ajinca had a nice multi-week run with startable fantasy value and he hasn't needed big minutes to do that. Give him a look if you need a big man.
    Saturday, 12:45 am
  • Tyreke Evans leaves game with calf injury
    Tyreke Evans left Friday's game midway through the third quarter due to a calf injury and did not return, finishing with two points on 1-of-4 shooting, five rebounds and four assists in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Evans was questionable for tonight's game due to an ankle injury so needless to say he's banged up. Norris Cole (16 points, five rebounds, four assists, two threes, 37 minutes) has had some standalone low-end appeal in 12-14 team leagues, but any time off for Evans would obviously boost him into easy late-round value with some upside beyond that. The Pelicans are in the thick of the playoff chase, so guys will push to play.
    Saturday, 12:38 am
  • Morrow scores 21 points with six triples
    Anthony Morrow scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, including six 3-pointers to go with one assist and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow hit 3-of-3 free throws but the line is light everywhere else, but the biggest news is that Kevin Durant's season is in doubt. He was a decent add before that news broke and this news puts him in a must-own position until further notice.
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays 11 minutes in his return
    Taj Gibson played 11 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday with four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Raptors.

    Advice: He is probably going to have a minutes cap going forward, especially with how Nikola Mirotic is tearing up the league. Gibson can remain on the wire in most leagues until he puts up a big night.
    Friday, 10:37 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits a few 3-pointers
    DeMar DeRozan made three 3-pointers and 8-of-14 from the field for 27 points against the Bulls during a 108-92 loss on Friday with seven rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's picking it up with four straight games of at least 21 points. DeRozan has also been to the line at least 10 times in each of his last three, which helps explain the scoring binge. He'll look to keep it going against the hapless Knicks on Sunday.
    Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Early (ankle) does not play on Friday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) did not play on Friday against the Sixers.

    Advice: Early fits the profile as somebody that the Knicks would develop in this lost season but he just hasn't created any momentum. Owners can watch this action from the wire.
    Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play on Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: At least the Pelicans will have 40 percent of their starting lineup tonight. Evans has dealt with a ton of ankle injuries and he's still a risky play because of the Warriors defense and the garbage time factor. He should still have enough chances to put up numbers, though. Norris Cole isn't as appealing tonight.
    Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) out for Friday night vs. GSW
    Omer Asik (calf) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but the team decided to just rule him out early. Asik tends to stay on the sidelines more than most players, so he could be looking at another DNP on Sunday against the Clippers. Alexis Ajinca is a nice option in all leagues tonight while Jeff Withey will play more off the bench.
    Friday, 6:24 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) is a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) will be a game-time call against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He has a few left ankle injuries in the past couple seasons and there's almost no point at even risking him getting hurt tonight as huge underdogs. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely start while the Pelicans will look for a host of others to step up. Eric Gordon will have to do a ton on offense sans 'Reke.
    Friday, 6:14 pm
  • Cousins now ruled out for Friday vs. CHA
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will not play on Friday against the Hornets.

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

    Advice: There have been conflicting reports both internally and in the press about his status, so we're simply calling him questionable and we'll let you know when we have clarity. We know he is on the court and working out. Stay tuned.
    Friday, 5:11 pm
  • Taj Gibson in uniform to face the Raptors
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is in uniform to play against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: There is still no word on if he's going to play for sure, but he did go through shootaround this morning. Gibson is a risky play tonight and the Bulls probably won't let him play big minutes off the bat considering he's had so much trouble with his ankle this season. Nikola Mirotic should be starting in standard leagues.
    Friday, 4:55 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play on Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Cousins dropped 20 points and 14 rebounds in his last outing against the Hornets, so make sure he's on your active roster. Those that swooped up Jason Thompson under the assumption that Cousins would be out tonight should look elsewhere for production.
    Friday, 4:47 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (calf) warming up to play
    DeMarcus Cousins (calf) is warming up to play against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He is still questionable for this one and will likely be a game-time decision. Cousins missed Wednesday night due to a strain and the Kings certainly have nothing to play for outside of lottery balls, so he could sit even though this game is at home. Jason Thompson is probably the only player worth an add in deep leagues. There should be an update on DMC soon.
    Friday, 4:06 pm
  • Report: Paul George targeting return this week
    Paul George is targeting a season debut this week and could debut as soon as Saturday against the Nets, according to Brian Windhorst of

    Advice: This comes as a surprise with George having a little limp at practice earlier this week. Even if he does return, the Pacers are likely going to handle him with kid gloves and put a minutes cap on him. The Pacers have lost three in a row and have suddenly dropped to the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. If you want to pick him up, make sure you keep your expectations low. He's far from a must-stash player.
    Friday, 3:26 pm
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Fri.
    Taj Gibson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau seemed optimistic when discussing Gibson's following Friday morning's shootaround, but nothing is official just yet. If Gibson can't go tonight, Nikola Mirotic will have his minutes unimpeded, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Stay tuned.
    Friday, 3:19 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He did suffer an injury to his troublesome ankle on Thursday and was in some pain, but he didn't look limited upon his return. Evans did suffer an ankle sprain back on Mar. 9 and needed to miss the game on Mar. 10, but that was a more severe sprain based on the team giving him an X-ray. Evans looks like a coin flip right now for the game which is likely going to be a blowout. Norris Cole would benefit and is worth a look as a stream option for a point guard-needy owner.
    Friday, 12:31 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) questionable to play Friday
    Omer Asik (calf) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He suffered the calf injury in the second half of Thursday's game against the Suns and did not return. Alexis Ajinca stepped up and he is likely going to have his biggest chance to post stats with Anthony Davis (ankle) doubtful for this game. The Pelicans will have Jeff Withey as the backup center while Luke Babbitt will get more run with more minutes now open at power forward.
    Friday, 12:23 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) doubtful for the weekend
    Greg Monroe (knee) is doubtful to play Saturday vs. Chicago, as well as Sunday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This is very unfortunate news for owners of Monroe, and with him sidelined, Anthony Tolliver will likely stick with the starting unit. Through two games as a starter this season, Tolliver has put in averages of 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game, so he's worth a look as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting. Jodie Meeks will also see some increased opportunity on offense with Monroe out.
    Friday, 10:27 am
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Taj Gibson (ankle) went through shootaround, and head coach Tom Thibodeau said he may be able to give it a go for Friday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Gibson is officially being listed as questionable, but his participation in shootaround can certainly be viewed as a positive sign. He's been out since Feb. 27, so his conditioning probably isn't where it needs to be, and he could be limited if he does go tonight. Folks in Chicago have wondered if he'll cede playing time to Nikola Mirotic and he hasn't produced anywhere near enough this season to be called a must-own player, but he's certainly worth a look.
    Friday, 8:56 am
  • Jordan Hill scores four points in a loss
    Jordan Hill scored four points in an 80-73 loss to the Jazz on Thursday with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes are there for Hill right now, but he's made a combined 10-of-31 (32.3 percent) from the field in his last three games. Hill does have some decent production in the other categories with at least nine rebounds in each of his last four, so he's a decent guy to own. The Lakers have a 4-4-4 schedule in the last three full weeks of the season.
    Thursday, 10:12 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca scores 10 in 26 minutes
    Alexis Ajinca scored 10 points in 26 minutes against the Suns on Thursday with seven rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: At this point, there seem to be as many Pelicans as dodo birds with how many players they're missing. Extinct jokes aside, Ajinca is looking like a solid player to add in most leagues with Omer Asik (calf) possibly missing time. Anthony Davis (ankle) could also miss time, which would make Ajinca a great player in daily leagues. If you have some dead weight give him a look against the Warriors on Friday.
    Thursday, 9:24 pm
  • Omer Asik (calf) doubtful to return vs. Suns
    Omer Asik suffered a calf strain against the Suns on Thursday and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: It's not a good day for the Pelicans and their injuries are just getting out of hand. Anthony Davis (ankle) stepped on Asik's foot at practice today, so they are missing both of their starting frontcourt guys. Plus, Ryan Anderson (knee) and Jrue Holiday (leg) are out. With Asik out, Alexis Ajinca would move into must-add territory if he does need to miss time. Asik left the game with six points, 14 boards and one assist in 18 minutes.
    Thursday, 8:41 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 43 minutes in OT win
    Chase Budinger played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: With Adreian Payne making too many mistakes, Budinger stepped in as the stretch four. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and there could be more minutes headed his way going forward. His value depends a lot on Justin Hamilton making his return from migraines. If you need treys in a deep league, give Budinger a look.
    Thursday, 7:42 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out Thursday vs. NY
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will remain sidelined for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Head coach Flip Saunders said that Pekovic will be out for "a while," but wouldn't confirm whether or not that means he's done for the season. Given the fact that Pek has been battling ankle soreness the entire year, and that Minnesota is playing for draft picks, we don't expect Pekovic to return to action this year; and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne are currently the only healthy bigs on the roster for Minnesota, so they will obviously be forced into heavy minutes tonight. Dieng should be a stud while Payne will look to bounce back from a lackluster Wednesday.
    Thursday, 3:28 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Thursday vs. New York
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Zach LaVine will more than likely get the start tonight with a favorable matchup against the Knicks, so he's someone to consider as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. The Timberwolves don't play again until Sunday vs. Charlotte, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one, stay tuned.
    Thursday, 3:16 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not play Thurs.
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Timberwolves, as expected.

    Advice: There isn't a clear winner with Early sidelined. Lance Thomas and Travis Wear will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but neither guy is doing enough statistically to matter in most leagues. Early hasn't produced enough for New York this season to warrant a stash, so he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
    Thursday, 3:02 pm
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) hopeful for Friday vs. TOR
    Updating a previous report, Taj Gibson (ankle) is hopeful he'll be able to return for Friday's game vs. the Raptors, and he's officially being listed as questionable.

    Advice: Gibson said he wants to see how he feels following Friday morning's shootaround, so owners can expect to get another update then. Make sure Gibson isn't sitting on your waiver wire, as it's looking likely he'll be able to return to action this weekend. It'll be interesting to see how he affects Nikola Mirotic's minutes upon his return.
    Thursday, 12:47 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) questionable Thursday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Even if Pekovic is able to go, his minutes will more than likely be limited as he's simply not able to log heavy minutes on those gimpy ankles. We'll consider him on the doubtful side of questionable, and if he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne, with Dieng offering the most upside.
    Thursday, 11:36 am
  • Paul George aims to play for Team USA
    Paul George (leg) said he's aiming to take part in Team USA's training camp this summer.

    Advice: While his return is still uncertain for the 2014-15 season, George said he's "in" for Team USA's camp in August. "The day it happened," George said in reference to his injury suffered with Team USA in the summer of 2014, "right after, I told them I looked forward to continuing on with USA basketball." Fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave George on waivers, but it's good to hear that he's feeling healthy enough to be planning ahead for August.
    Thursday, 9:35 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Anthony Morrow scores 20 with four 3-pointers
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and 4-of-7 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: Without Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, Morrow is coming on. He's scored 20-plus in two of his last five games, and is averaging 16.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over that stretch, and should be one of the hottest pickups in fantasy right now.
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Evan Turner goes 4x5 in loss to OKC
    Evan Turner hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, six rebounds, 10 assists and five steals before fouling out of Wednesday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: He's quietly been putting up nice lines for most of the season and is one of a handful of players to put up at least five points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game this year.
    Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Chase Budinger scores 19 in 36 minutes
    Chase Budinger hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Budinger has quietly scored 19, 18 and 10 points in each of his last three games, but has been helped by injuries to teammates. If he does it again on Thursday against the Knicks, pick him up.
    Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Ricky Rubio back in action, struggles
    Ricky Rubio was back in action from an ankle injury on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did have eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals, so all was not lost. And with Rubio back, Zach LaVine played just 20 minutes and had five points and one assist.
    Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Hawks are starting their usual guys on Wed
    The Hawks are starting Jeff Teague, Kent Bazemore, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: With Kyle Korver (face) out, the Hawks aren't resting anyone on a road game. Teague and Co. get a matchup against a team with the best defensive efficiency, but he should still have a nice line tonight.
    Wednesday, 6:48 pm
  • Pekovic, Neal, Garnett won't play Wednesday
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Pek joins Kevin Garnett (knee), Gary Neal (hand) and Justin Hamilton (illness) on the sidelines, meaning Adreian Payne and Gorgui Dieng will be very busy tonight. Pek's ankles are a chronic problem and it's anyone's guess when he'll get back on the court.
    Wednesday, 4:02 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) unlikely until next week?
    Greg Monroe (knee) may not play over the weekend against the Bulls and Celtics.

    Advice: This is arguably the toughest blow of the week for owners in weekly fantasy leagues. On Monday afternoon, they were looking at four games from Monroe this week, but now they might not get a single minute out of him. Anthony Tolliver is worth a look in standard leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:31 pm
  • KG, Pekovic and Gary Neal unlikely to play
    Kevin Garnett (knee), Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Gary Neal (hand) are very unlikely to play on Wednesday night against the Raptors.

    Advice: This isn't really a big update with these guys being doubtful this morning, but the Wolves are preparing for this one with eight players. Justin Hamilton continues to be a hot pickup in standard leagues while Gorgui Dieng is a must-start option. Garnett is possibly out for the season.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out again on Wednesday
    Greg Monroe (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for fantasy owners because he was expected to play as of this morning. With Monroe out, the Pistons will run their offense through Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond may have more plays go his way, too. Anthony Tolliver also played 32 minutes on Tuesday with 15 points, seven boards, one steal and four 3-pointers, so he's worth a look as a plug-and-play tonight. Hopefully Monroe can give it a go on Saturday.
    Wednesday, 2:37 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) doubtful Thursday
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) is doubtful for Thursday's game vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: It's safe to say that Early has been a major disappointment for the Knicks this season, and his ankle has been giving him plenty of problems. Lance Thomas and Travis Wear should be able to see more minutes following this news, but neither player is an attractive option in most leagues. Leave Early on the wire.
    Wednesday, 10:28 am
  • DeAndre Jordan hacked again in fourth quarter
    The Hornets intentionally fouled DeAndre Jordan down the stretch on Tuesday, and he finished L.A.'s victory with 12 points (3-of-6 FGs, 6-of-12 FTs), 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Jordan split three pairs of free throws down the stretch and Doc Rivers once again let him play through the Hack-a-Jordan strategy. It does his overall fantasy value no favors, but owners have obviously learned to live with the brutal percentages at this late stage in the season.
    Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Omer Asik rolling for Pels since A.S. break
    Omer Asik notched his third straight double-double on Tuesday with 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He made 6-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs, and neither Zaza Pachulia nor John Henson could budge Asik when he set up in the paint. He's shooting 58.9 percent since the All-Star break, with copious rebounds and defensive stats, making him a solid option in all 12-team formats.
    Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • MRI comes back clean on Greg Monroe (knee)
    An MRI taken on Greg Monroe's right knee came back clean, and he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: This is excellent news for owners of Monroe as it would appear he's only going to be forced to miss one game with the knee injury. Check back for an official update closer to Wednesday's tip, but if Monroe is indeed able to go on Wednesday, Anthony Tolliver will head back to the bench.
    Tuesday, 3:47 pm
  • Cleanthony Early (ankle) out Tuesday vs. SA
    Cleanthony Early (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: With Early unavailable, Travis Wear and Lance Thomas will be in line for some extended minutes, although neither guy can be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues. Thomas is coming off a 14-point outing, so he technically offers the most upside.
    Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Garrett Temple (hamstring) not on road trip
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) is not accompanying the Wizards on their current four-game road trip.

    Advice: The Wizards don't return to Washington until March 25, so it sounds like Temple could be looking at an extended absence. Rasual Butler and Ramon Sessions will continue to split Temple's reserve minutes with him sidelined, but their not doing enough on the stat sheet to matter in standard leagues.
    Tuesday, 11:40 am
  • Greg Monroe (knee) out for Tuesday night
    Greg Monroe (right knee strain) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: The injury happened at practice on Monday and is yet another bad break for fantasy owners. Monroe doesn't have an injury history with his knees and this is a strain -- not a sprain -- so he might not be out for too long. He should be considered questionable for Friday against the Magic in Orlando. With Monroe out, Anthony Tolliver will likely get more minutes while a slew of other Pistons will get more shots. Andre Drummond (concussion) is also expected to play and could be busy in the low post.
    Tuesday, 8:38 am
  • Hill goes for 15 and 12 with five assists
    Jordan Hill continued to heat up with 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a rare 3-pointer in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: After providing droppable numbers for weeks he's back on the right side of the ledger and should be owned in most, if not all standard formats going forward.
    Monday, 10:40 pm
  • Budinger scores 18 points in 26 minutes
    Chase Budinger scored 18 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-10 shots (including two threes) with four threes, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This is a fluky line but if half the team is out in the future like tonight, owners in daily or DFS leagues might want to give him a look.
    Monday, 9:05 pm
  • Evan Turner scores four points
    Evan Turner scored 10 points with four rebounds and five assists against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: Before the game, he said he's down to 217 pounds, which is down from 231 from last season. Turner hasn't put up decent value in standard leagues over his last five, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 boards, 5.0 assists and 0.6 steals. He's a decent player to own in points leagues, though.
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Garrett Temple out for Monday night
    Garrett Temple (hamstring) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He is likely out for a while and the Wizards won't need him with Brad Beal back. Keep Temple on the wire.
    Monday, 3:59 pm
  • Report: Paul George still walks with a limp
    Paul George still walks with a "noticeable limp," a source told Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: This supports a claim made by an unnamed Pacers teammate that George was nowhere near full strength. While PG-13 has been able to practice, he apparently hasn't looked like his All-Star self (which is normal) and is a ways away from returning. It's looking more and more like it's time to put all of that talk about his comeback this season on ice.
    Mar 16, 10:53 am
    5:00 pm @ Mil
  • Kyle Anderson recalled from the D-League
    Spurs recall F Kyle Anderson from the D-League.

    Advice: Slo-Mo has been up and down all season. The Spurs have a road-road back-to-back set coming up on Tuesday, so there could be some players rested on top of Manu Ginobili being out.
    Mar 16, 10:05 am
  • DeAndre Jordan not mulling one-year contract
    DeAndre Jordan is not considering signing a one-year contract this offseason in free agency.

    Advice: There had been some talk of Jordan going that route because of the expected salary cap spike, but he has no interest in that path. "I’m not going to be greedy and sign a one-year deal," Jordan said. "Nah. I’m just focused on getting it over with and focusing on playing again. I'm just trying to win here." Jordan is primed to cash in after his phenomenal season concludes.
    Mar 16, 9:29 am
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