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  • Tony Wroten becoming a more judicious passer
    Tony Wroten said that he's learned to "pick his spots" for passes this season, to cut down on his 2.8 turnovers per game.

    Advice: "This season, I learned a lot," Wroten said. "I don't try to make the home runs as much. I try to make the right play." While his passing is a work in progress, there's nothing wrong with Wroten's ability to get into the paint -- he took a whopping 72.4 percent of his FG attempts within eight feet of the hoop this season.
    44 minutes ago
  • Raymond Felton returned to action on Tuesday April 15.
    Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • J.J. Redick to be held out Wednesday
    J.J. Redick had 18 points and four 3-pointers in just 17 minutes, and will take the night off on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison should pick up his slack, but they could probably use some rest as well. It's probably best to avoid the Clippers' shooting guards in fantasy on Wednesday. Collison had 10 points in 24 minutes on Tuesday, while Crawford hit 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for nine points in 31 minutes.
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Chris Paul Mr. Efficiency again Tuesday
    Chris Paul hit 8-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points and 10 assists in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Wow. He's primed and ready to go for the playoffs, and the Clippers are going to be a tough out all the way, and could win it all. Paul's status for Wednesday is up in the air, as their game may not mean anything if the Thunder beat the Pistons early on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores seven on Tuesday
    Wilson Chandler played through his groin injury on Tuesday and had seven points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer on 3-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: If he's not 100 percent, it's easy to see him sitting out in Wednesday's finale, and Evan Fournier (9 points on 3-of-10 shooting) could step up if Chandler is out.
    Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Randy Foye hits just 2-of-12 shots
    Randy Foye hit just 2-of-12 shots and was 0-for-7 from downtown for 11 points, four rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Had his shot been falling he would have had a monster line, but as it was, he was still effective at filling the stat sheet. Foye should play solid minutes again on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Aaron Brooks scores 19 in loss
    Aaron Brooks had 19 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: He's been great filling in for Ty Lawson and all indications are that he'll get serious minutes again in Wednesday's finale.
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 12 despite sore calf
    Joe Johnson played through a sore calf on Tuesday and had 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists in 31 minutes, hitting just 3-of-9 shots.

    Advice: The Nets could fall to the No. 6 seed if they lose and the Wizards win on Wednesday, so we'll have to see if Jason Kidd goes after seeding or rest for his guys tomorrow. Our guess is the old guys will get a rest and the Nets will have the No. 6 seed, but it's just a guess.
    Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 10 points in loss
    Deron Williams played through a sore knee but had just 10 points, one assist and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: The Nets wanted to win this game, but may be ready to concede on Wednesday night in order to get their old guys some rest. If you own Deron Williams, watch for updates on Wednesday to find out if he's in or out of the lineup at Cleveland.
    Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores 14 in Knicks win
    J.R. Smith played 23 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: This was not quite the line we were expecting from Smith with Carmelo Anthony in street clothes, but even though he didn't shoot it 30 times, he still managed to fill the stat sheet. And we fully expect him to do it again on Wednesday, assuming he plays.
    Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. leads Knicks with 16 points
    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit 5-of-10 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, and no other relevant stats on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are going to likely rest the old guys on Wednesday, making Hardaway look like a solid option for the finale.
    Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Redick, other Clips starters all in Tuesday
    J.J. Redick will start along with the other Clippers regulars on Tuesday, but Doc Rivers says he won't play on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Clippers want to win out and hope the Clippers lose again to get the No. 2 seed, but it's still a long shot. It sounds like all systems go for the Clippers tonight, so play them as you normally would. All bets are off for Wednesday, though.
    Yesterday, 6:04 pm
  • Joe Johnson (calf) will play vs. Knicks
    Joe Johnson will play on Tuesday despite a minor calf injury.

    Advice: Johnson isn't worth the $48 million he'll earn over the next two seasons, but he's averaging a solid 15.8 points, 2.1 threes, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists during an All-Star season in Brooklyn. Regardless of how he looks on Tuesday, fantasy owners should consider him a DNP risk in Wednesday's finale.
    Yesterday, 3:32 pm
  • Deron Williams (knee) active Tuesday vs. NYK
    Deron Williams (knee) will play vs. the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: D-Will has been dealing with tendinitis in his right knee and it wouldn't be surprising to see him rest during Wednesday's game, as the Nets aren't likely to take risks with their oft-injured PG.
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Mo Williams may be rested on Wednesday
    Mo Williams may be rested on Wednesday, as the Blazers gear up for their first-round matchup with the Rockets.

    Advice: Williams recently returned from a knee injury and a maintenance day makes perfect sense for the 11-year veteran. Williams has averaged 24.8 minutes off the bench this season, while no other reserve has averaged more than Dorell Wright's 14.5 minutes per game.
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Gerald Green will start Wednesday's finale
    Gerald Green will start Wednesday's game in place of Goran Dragic (ankle).

    Advice: Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said that he'll use his typical starting lineup for Wednesday's season finale, minus Dragic, though his youngest players will enter the game "pretty early." Green revitalized his career in Phoenix, averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 threes per game, and he'll look to build on his success during the final year of his contract in 2014-15.
    Yesterday, 1:27 pm
  • Goran Dragic (ankle) won't play on Wednesday
    Goran Dragic (ankle) will not play in the Suns' season finale on Wednesday.

    Advice: Dragic has been playing on an injured ankle for the past few games and he was a DNP candidate the moment the Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday. He'll finish the season with numerous career-highs, averaging 20.3 points on 50.5 percent shooting, 1.6 threes, 3.2 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals.
    Yesterday, 1:22 pm
  • Luigi Datome shooting 18.4 percent from deep
    Pistons forward Luigi Datome said that his 18.4 percent shooting from downtown is partly due to his limited role off the bench.

    Advice: Datome was considered a lights-out shooter in Europe but he's struggled to adapt to the NBA. "My percentage is terrible," he said. "It's not easy to sit for five, six games and then play maybe five minutes of garbage time." The 26-year-old will earn $1.8 million in the final year of his contract next season, and he should go undrafted in fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • C.J. Watson out Wednesday as a precaution
    C.J. Watson, who scored 20 points in Sunday's victory, will be rested as a precaution on Wednesday.

    Advice: Watson recently returned from a hamstring injury, as well as an elbow injury that has plagued him for years, so it makes sense for Indiana to play it safe. Watson has the fourth-best assist-to-turnover ratio on the Pacers, behind Evan Turner, Donald Sloan and George Hill, so his presence is critical given that Indiana ranks 28th in assists per game.
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Paul George, West, Stephenson out Wednesday
    Paul George, David West, Lance Stephenson and C.J. Watson will all rest during Wednesday's season finale vs. the Magic.

    Advice: With the first seed in the East locked up, the Pacers are just trying to give their key players some rest while hoping to reclaim the elusive chemistry that abandoned them after the All-Star break. After shooting a mere 37.2 percent from the field in March, George is still stuck at 40.2 percent in April.
    Yesterday, 11:30 am
  • George Hill will play vs. Magic on Wednesday
    The Pacers will not rest George Hill on Wednesday, though he may not play the entire game.

    Advice: Hill is averaging 3.5 assists this season, which have created an average of 11.8 points per 48 minutes for the Pacers. That ranks him 112th among qualifying players, sandwiched between Evan Turner and Marc Gasol. It's a paltry mark for a starting point guard, though in fairness the Pacers' offense doesn't give him many opportunities.
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
  • Kemba Walker says his groin feels good
    Kemba Walker, who hit just 1-of-9 shots on Monday, said on Tuesday that his groin feels good.

    Advice: Consider the injury to be behind him as the Bobcats prepare for Round 1 of the playoffs, where they'll likely face the Heat.
    Yesterday, 10:46 am
  • Mike Conley suffers hamstring injury Monday
    Mike Conley suffered a right hamstring injury in Monday night's big win over the Suns, but was able to play through it.

    Advice: He was hobbling toward the end of the game, but still played effectively, finishing with 14 points and seven assists. Conley said after the game that he didn't think the injury would keep him from playing on Wednesday against Dallas, but owners will want to check back just to make sure he's good to go in the finale.
    Yesterday, 10:25 am
  • Deron Williams a game-time call
    Deron Williams (right knee) is listed as a game-time decision on Tuesday.

    Advice: If he's out due to playoff-prep rest, Marquis Teague would get the start at point guard.
    Yesterday, 7:56 am
  • Joe Johnson a game-time decison
    Joe Johnson (calf) is a game-time decision for Tuesday.

    Advice: He could be out in order to rest for the playoffs and it looks like Marcus Thornton is going to see a lot of minutes tonight.
    Yesterday, 7:55 am
  • Alan Anderson ruled out for Tuesday
    Alan Anderson will miss another game on Tuesday due to his abdominal injury.

    Advice: He has now missed three in a row, but we're still guessing he'll be ready to go when the playoffs start.
    Yesterday, 7:39 am
  • Shaun Livingston ruled out for Tuesday
    Shaun Livingston will not play again on Tuesday, as he continues to deal with an injured big toe.

    Advice: Livingston has now missed four straight games, but as long as the toe's not broken, you have to think he'll be ready for the playoffs. Marcus Thornton should once again see big minutes in his absence.
    Yesterday, 7:36 am
    5:00 pm @ Cle
  • Thompson scores 20 points on Monday
    Klay Thompson hit just 7-of-20 shots (2-of-12 3PTs) for 20 points, five rebounds and one block in Monday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: Thompson doesn't miss games and it's possible the Warriors might want to let him get his groove back on Wednesday, but it's sitting time for the Dubs' main cogs and we're putting him on the injury report until we know he will play.
    Monday, 10:56 pm
  • Dragic guts it out; PHO knocked from playoffs
    Goran Dragic (ankle) played in the Suns' 97-91 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, four assists and five steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: We're going to put Dragic on the injury report after the Suns were knocked out of the playoffs with the loss, as he's on the shortlist of NBA players most deserving of an early rest. Eric Bledsoe added 13 points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals and a three, and the loss closes the book on one of the league's better stories of the season. Everybody thought the Suns were going to be tank, but instead they improved the franchise at every level. Now it's on Robert Sarver not to mess it up.
    Monday, 10:35 pm
  • Miller scores 21 points with five threes
    Mike Miller scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including five threes) in 30 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Miller is well worth a look for his 3-point shooting as the Grizzlies and Mavs will face off on Wednesday in a meaningful game. And shockingly, after a career full of injuries, Miller has played in all 81 games for the Grizzlies this season.
    Monday, 10:23 pm
  • Wesley Johnson fills stat sheet in win
    Wesley Johnson filled the stat sheet in Monday's 119-104 win over the Jazz, scoring 12 points with six boards, four assists, five steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: This is a huge game for fantasy purposes thanks to the steals, blocks and triples. As it turns out, Johnson actually raised his season averages to 1.1 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.3 triples in 78 games. He and Paul Millsap are the only two players to hold averages of 1.0 or greater in all three of those aforementioned categories, which has helped make Johnson a decent asset for several stretches this season.
    Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Walker (groin) plays as Bobcats win vs. ATL
    Kemba Walker (groin) returned to action in Monday's win over the Hawks, hitting just 1-of-9 shots (including a three) for five points, zero rebounds and seven assists in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Clearly he's not at 100 percent but a chance at the No. 6 seed, which would avoid Miami, is still on the line and he's going to push through if he can. Gerald Henderson was just as bad but without an excuse, hitting an identical 1-of-9 shots for four points, five rebounds and three assists, and Al Jefferson went for 27 and 15 with one steal against the Hawks' depleted squad.
    Monday, 7:45 pm
  • Tony Wroten scores 20 off the bench
    Tony Wroten scored 20 points off the bench during Monday's 113-108 win over the Celtics, adding two boards, four assists, two steals and seven turnovers.

    Advice: The Sixers had a 26-game losing streak this year, but they won't have the worst record because they were out-tanked by the Milwaukee Bucks. Wroten was horrible with the Grizzlies last season, had one of the worst showings of any player in Las Vegas Summer League, and yet he was still able to play well with the Sixers this season.
    Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Kemba Walker will start on Monday night
    Kemba Walker (groin) will start against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He missed two games with a sore groin and must be feeling well. Walker can be placed back in all fantasy lineups while Luke Ridnour can be cut across the board.
    Monday, 3:54 pm
  • Wilson Chandler traveling, expected to play
    Wilson Chandler is traveling with the team and is expected to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was a surprise to see him in the lineup on Saturday, but he did leave the game with another injury and did not return. Chandler is likely looking at a game-time call and we probably won't know much until Tuesday night. There are only two games on Tuesday, so owners in daily leagues certainly should gamble on Chandler. Evan Fournier takes a hit.
    Monday, 1:35 pm
  • Goran Dragic will play through ankle soreness
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Monday that Goran Dragic's ankle is still sore but "he's going to play no matter how it feels at this point."

    Advice: He definitely wasn't at his best in Saturday's tough loss and he won't be 100 percent in Monday's enormous game against the Grizzlies in Phoenix. The Suns will need to win tonight, win on Wednesday and need the Grizzlies to lose on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks. If the Suns don't get it done tonight, there's a good chance Dragic sits out on Wednesday.
    Monday, 11:18 am
  • Kemba Walker (groin) expected to play Monday
    Kemba Walker (groin injury) is expected to play vs. the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Walker made it through shootaround without any setbacks so it seems like he's ready to start after missing the past two games. Charlotte is still one game behind the sixth-place Wizards, so depending upon the outcome of Monday's games they can still move up the rankings.
    Monday, 9:06 am
  • Deron Williams returned to action on Sunday April 13.
    Sunday, 11:11 pm
  • Wes Johnson posts 15 & 15 vs. Grizzlies
    Wes Johnson scored 15 points and hauled in a season-high 15 rebounds in Sunday's loss vs. the Grizzlies, while adding three 3-pointers, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: The Lakers' losing streak has reached seven games and could extend to nine if they lose in their final games to the Jazz (Monday) and Spurs (Wednesday). The absence of Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry has been a boon for Johnson's value and he's a safe option for fantasy owners as the season draws to a close.
    Sunday, 9:57 pm
  • Raymond Felton plays through sprained ankle
    Raymond Felton injured his right ankle during Sunday's game, though he played through it to score 14 points with seven assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He landed on D.J. Augustin's foot and there's a good chance the injury will swell up overnight, so we'll include him on the injury report as a precaution.
    Sunday, 7:14 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 20 points off bench
    Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points off the bench on Sunday, making 5-of-12 field goals and 8-of-8 free throws with two 3-pointers.

    Advice: With their playoff hopes dashed the Knicks will begin giving more playing time to their young guys in the final few games, according to coach Mike Woodson. "You gotta start thinking about the younger players," he said before Sunday's game. Hardaway Jr. stands to gain the most, but guys like Toure' Murry, Jeremy Tyler and Cole Aldrich should also benefit from the Knicks' late-season youth movement.
  • J.R. Smith drops in five 3-pointers vs. Bulls
    J.R. Smith cooled off on Sunday but still scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a win vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Smith went 5-of-9 from downtown and he's now averaging 24.0 points in five April games. It took him a long time to really heat up this season, and he was nearly un-ownable for the season's first few months, but this serves as a nice reminder of his upside when healthy and given a green light offensively.
    Sunday, 7:09 pm
  • Deron Williams (knee) looks great in return
    Deron Williams (knee) returned on Sunday, as expected, and scored 16 points with four 3-pointers, five assists and four steals in a nine-point win vs. Orlando.

    Advice: D-Will played a game-high 35 minutes and his knee didn't seem to bother him, but we'll monitor his status as a precaution for Tuesday's home game vs. the Knicks. Joe Johnson added 17 points with three 3-pointers of his own in the victory.
  • George Hill gets in foul trouble on Sunday
    George Hill scored three points in 23 minutes vs. the Thunder on Sunday with two assists and four fouls.

    Advice: A lot of players get into foul trouble against the Thunder and Hill couldn't find a rhythm. He's had plenty of bumps in the road all season, but scoring just three points in his last two games since resting on Wednesday is one of his lowest lows. He'll look to turn it around in the season finale on Wednesday in an important game.
    Sunday, 1:20 pm
  • C.J. Watson scores 20 points vs. OKC
    C.J. Watson scored 20 points vs. the Thunder on Sunday with three boards, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pacers probably would not have won this game without Watson and his clutch shooting. It also may not be a coincidence the Pacers struggled badly while Watson was out with his hamstring and elbow injuries, so maybe he can help his teammates figure out how to play team ball again. Still, his extra opportunity today was due to George Hill getting into foul trouble, so Watson isn't someone to pick up unless Hill gets another game of rest, which isn't happening.
    Sunday, 1:16 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores nine, but leaves game
    Wilson Chandler hit 3-of-7 shots for nine points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Saturday in his return from a groin injury, but left the game and didn't return.

    Advice: Not only did he leave the game, but he also left the bench and went to the locker room, presumably for treatment on his groin. And with nothing left to play for, signs are pointing to Chandler's season being over. Evan Fournier and Randy Foye look like strong plays the rest of the way, if that's the case.
    Saturday, 9:50 pm
  • Randy Foye stays hot with 26 points in win
    Randy Foye hit 7-of-13 shots and three more 3-pointers for 26 points, four rebounds and six assists in Saturday's win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Foye is tracking Dale Ellis for the franchise record of 192 3-pointers made, and currently sits at 186. He'll have to play well over Denver's final two games to catch Ellis, but the record is well within reach and Foye will keep firing away in hopes of catching him, making him an excellent fantasy option down the stretch.
    Saturday, 9:45 pm
  • Aaron Brooks struggles in another start
    Aaron Brooks hit just 3-of-13 shots for eight points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Brooks has really cooled off recently, scoring no more than 13 points in four of his last five games. And the fact the Nuggets keep suggesting that Ty Lawson could return to finish out the season doesn't work in his favor. But any time that Lawson is out, Brooks is still a solid fantasy option.
    Saturday, 9:39 pm
  • Goran Dragic struggles in return from injury
    Goran Dragic played through an ankle injury on Saturday, but wasn't great, hitting just 6-of-18 shots and zero 3-pointers for 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal.

    Advice: He was having his way against Jose Calderon, but It was the Eric Bledsoe show tonight, as he had 29 points in a tough loss. Look for Dragic to continue to try to play through his injury, as the Suns are in a dogfight with Memphis for the final playoff spot.
    Saturday, 8:53 pm
  • Surprise: Wilson Chandler available to play
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is available to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: There has been very little information on Chandler for the past week, so this is a huge surprise. There's been even less detail as how he's looked in practice, so we'd guess he's going to be limited tonight. Unless you're cutting someone with little value, we'd probably to see how Chandler looks tonight before making a move to add him.
    Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Goran Dragic (ankle) will start vs. Mavs
    Goran Dragic (ankle) will start vs. the Mavericks on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been receiving a ton of treatment to get ready for this game and he's certainly not 100 percent. Dragic was getting ice on his ankle during warmups, so he might not be able to play his normal playing time. This game is huge for the Suns and coach Jeff Hornacek will basically have a full arsenal at his disposal. Gerald Green should still get plenty of run on the bench.
    Saturday, 4:33 pm
  • J.J. Redick, Matt Barnes combine for 25 pts
    J.J. Redick scored 13 points in 32 minutes as the Clippers sailed past the Kings on Saturday, while Matt Barnes added 12 points in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Both guys will retain their starting jobs with Jamal Crawford (calf) back in action, though their playing time and shot attempts may dip given Crawford's prolific abilities as a sixth-man. With only two games left on the schedule, it shouldn't matter very much for fantasy purposes.
    Saturday, 4:09 pm
  • Kemba Walker (groin) out again on Saturday
    Kemba Walker (groin) will miss his second straight game vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: Luke Ridnour gets another start at PG in his absence, and Gary Neal should also take on a bigger role as Charlotte tries to knock off the lowly 76ers while gearing up for the playoffs. Walker remains day-to-day and his absence may be somewhat precautionary as the Bobcats have no incentive to push him with a playoff spot locked up.
    Saturday, 2:30 pm
  • Deron Williams (knee) expected to play Sunday
    Deron Williams (knee) is expected to return vs. the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: Jason Kidd said that Shaun Livingston (toe) and Alan Anderson (abdomen) are the only unavailable players, so presumably D-Will practiced on Saturday without any problems. Cautious owners should confirm his status after Sunday's shootaround.
    Saturday, 10:01 am
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) will not play vs. ORL
    Shaun Livingston (toe) has been ruled out of Sunday's game, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: This makes three DNPs for Livingston, who has a sore big toe, and with Alan Anderson (abs) also sidelined the Nets may once again start Andrei Kirilenko at SF and Joe Johnson at SG. Livingston should be considered questionable for Brooklyn's final back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he did say that he's feeling better and aiming to return before the playoffs.
    Saturday, 9:59 am
    5:00 pm @ Cle
  • Alan Anderson (abdomen) will not play Sunday
    Alan Anderson (sore abdominal muscle) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Friday after the injury bothered him during warm-ups, which left Brooklyn without Anderson, Deron Williams (knee) and Shaun Livingston (toe). The result was the Nets' first loss in their past 16 home games, and they'll try to get back on track with Williams expected to return on Sunday.
    Saturday, 9:55 am
  • Report: Goran Dragic (ankle) may return Sat.
    Goran Dragic (ankle) is expected to return vs. the Mavericks on Saturday, according to beat writer Paul Coro.

    Advice: Owners should check back for official confirmation after the Suns warm up in Dallas, but it appears Dragic will be ready to play following a one-game absence. If he does suit up, Gerald Green will shift back to a smaller role off the bench.
    Saturday, 9:03 am
  • Johnson disappointing in 30 minutes
    Wes Johnson logged 30 minutes on Friday against the Warriors, but managed just eight points on 4-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Johnson is locked into 25-plus minutes right now and he should be better than this on most nights. Consider your options, but some patience is probably in order.
    Friday, 11:54 pm
  • George Hill returned to action on Friday April 11.
    Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Mo Williams returns to action on Friday
    Mo Williams (knee) returned to action on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-7 shooting with zero rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Unless the Blazers start resting guys, then Williams is just a low-end asset in deeper formats.
    Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Wroten scores 18 points off the bench
    Tony Wroten scored 18 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-14 shots (0-for-3 from deep, 6-of-8 from the line) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Wroten has been very inconsistent lately but he could be ready to heat up. James Anderson was limited to just five points, three rebounds, one three and one block in his 30 minutes, and it's possible these two will trade off having serviceable games going forward.
    Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 27 points vs. Spurs
    Gerald Green moved back into the starting lineup against the Spurs in Friday, scoring 27 points with three boards, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Goran Dragic sat out tonight due to an ankle injury, but Green has been rolling even before this gem. He's been in NBA Jam on-fire mode from deep in his last four games with at least four triples in each game in that span. Green averaged 26.0 points per game in that span and he'll be a must-start player on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.
    Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Hill doesn't shoot the ball once in loss
    George Hill might as well have bought a ticket to Friday's one-sided loss to the Heat, posting just four assists and two turnovers without taking a single shot in a whopping 33 minutes.

    Advice: We're not sure how Frank Vogel is going to handle this back-breaking loss but C.J. Watson (10 points, one assist, 19 minutes) is at least willing to compete. Watson is coming off a longer-term injury and it's unclear how many minutes he could theoretically handle, but the Pacers have to look at any and all options as their collapse has reached historic proportions.
    Friday, 9:25 pm
  • George scores 22 points in loss to Heat
    Paul George scored 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting (3-of-8 3PTs, 5-of-7 FTs) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in Friday's loss.

    Advice: George was the best player on the floor for Indy but still lacked the edge necessary to lead a championship level team. As of right now there are no plans for any additional rest, and we will update you if that changes.
    Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Johnson a candidate for rest for the Nets
    Joe Johnson scored nine points on 4-of-15 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and three assists in the Nets' 93-88 loss to the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson has been on a roll lately but owners should know that he's a candidate for rest down the stretch. We'll let you know if anything comes through the pipeline regarding his status but for now he can stay in lineups.
    Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Goran Dragic (ankle) will not play vs. Spurs
    Goran Dragic (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: As far as the playoff picture goes, this is easily the biggest news of the day. Dragic has played like an All-Star all season and the Suns really need this game, which just got even tougher with Tony Parker returning. Gerald Green will get the start and have a major opportunity to post a big line next to Eric Bledsoe.
    Friday, 4:21 pm
  • Alan Anderson out, Andrei Kirilenko starting
    Alan Anderson will miss Friday's game vs. the Hawks due to a sore abdominal muscle.

    Advice: He was expected to start tonight, but the team will now move Andrei Kirilenko into the first unit. Anderson's injury doesn't sound serious and he's likely just getting some rest. He has little fantasy value, though.
    Friday, 3:49 pm
  • Kemba Walker (groin) will miss Friday night
    Kemba Walker (groin) will not play against the Celtics on Friday night.

    Advice: Kemba played 44 minutes on Wednesday and he may have suffered the injury late in that game. The team is hoping he'll be ready to go on Saturday and maybe the team is playing it safe considering they're already in the playoffs. Luke Ridnour will start and is possibility as a fantasy option. Walker owners will want to check back for his status on Saturday.
    Friday, 3:05 pm
  • Deron Williams (knee) out, Gutierrez starts
    Deron Williams (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks due to right patella tendinitis.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said this is just about rest for Deron and his knee injury doesn't appear serious. Kidd said he's going to rest his players down the stretch and this will be Williams' first DNP since Jan. 16. He should be considered questionable on Sunday. Jorge Gutierrez starts tonight and may get some serious run with Shaun Livingston (foot) also out.
  • Goran Dragic downgraded to doubtful for Fri.
    Goran Dragic has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs due to a sprained left ankle.

    Advice: Ouch. The Suns have huge game tonight for their playoff chances and they look like they'll be without their best player. Dragic said his ankle is getting better and mentioned he will play if his ankle allows it. He has sprained his left ankle three times this season and has been getting treatment twice per day while also sleeping with an electronic stimulation machine on Thursday night. If all this effort still keeps him out, Gerald Green will start and become a must-play fantasy option.
    Friday, 12:40 pm
  • Mo Williams will return Friday night vs. Jazz
    Mo Williams will return to the lineup on Friday night vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was rested on Wednesday night and it may have been due to a knee injury which was a small issue back in March. The Blazers played their starters at least 37 minutes each on Wednesday, so Mo getting back in the lineup should help them a bit. Williams is a lukewarm fantasy option.
    Friday, 11:10 am
  • Kemba Walker (groin) suddenly questionable
    Kemba Walker (groin) is questionable for Friday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: This comes out of left field as Walker played 44 minutes in Wednesday's win at Washington. He apparently sustained the groin tweak late in that one. Beat writer Rick Bonnell does not expect Walker to play Friday night given the tricky nature of soft-tissue injuries and how close we are to the playoffs. Luke Ridnour, Gary Neal and Chris Douglas-Roberts all figure to get a boost in minutes until Walker returns. None are very exciting fantasy plug-n-plays.
    Friday, 8:25 am
  • Shaun Livingston still out with sprained toe
    Shaun Livingston (toe) will not play in Friday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Livingston also missed Wednesday's loss to the Magic and his status for the rest of the regular season is unclear. Coach Jason Kidd said that he expects everyone else to play, meaning a likely starting five of Deron Williams, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
    Friday, 7:34 am
    5:00 pm @ Cle
  • Pacers won't rest anyone against Heat Friday
    Coach Frank Vogel plans to return to his full lineup for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Vogel decided to give his entire starting five the night off on Wednesday and the Pacers still beat the Bucks. But the entire team went through practice on Thursday and the starters reportedly showed fresher legs. Now they'll be at full strength as they try to hold off Miami (half-game behind) for the East's No. 1 seed. That means George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert will start and play their usual minutes.
    Friday, 6:22 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 21 points in 30 minutes
    Klay Thompson made three 3-pointers against the Nuggets during a tough 100-99 loss on Thursday, scoring 21 points with two boards, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's been hot from deep over his last five, making 3.8 treys per game with 23.4 points 2.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.4 steals on 51.8 percent from the field. The Warriors went 3-2 in that span and will certainly be hoping Thompson stays hot against the Lakers in a big game on Friday.
    Thursday, 11:04 pm
  • Aaron Brooks struggles with shot vs. Warriors
    Aaron Brooks struggled with his shot against the Warriors on Thursday during a 100-99 win, shooting 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with two boards, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: His 3-point shot is not dropping right now, making just 4-of-20 (20.0 percent) in his last four games. Brooks has still played major minutes and has at least seven dimes in each of his last three games. Ty Lawson (ankle) is likely out for the year and Brooks should handle the point-guard duties the rest of the way.
    Thursday, 10:46 pm
  • Randy Foye scores 20 points vs. Warriors
    Randy Foye scored 20 points with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers vs. the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: It wasn't a 30-point, 15-dime game like he had on Wednesday, but this is still a huge outing. Foye has surged all the way up to number nine in 3-pointers on the season and his 35 minutes per game since the break are a big reason why. He's a must-start guy the rest of the way.
    Thursday, 10:41 pm
  • Goran Dragic (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Goran Dragic is questionable to play on Friday due to a sprained left ankle.

    Advice: "I think [Dragic] will want to play," said coach Jeff Hornacek. "It'll be a question with him, 'Do you think you can go and go hard or is it going to aggravate it more?'" The Suns play the Spurs on Friday before a crucial matchup with the Mavericks on Saturday, a back-to-back set which may determine the Suns' playoff fate, and Dragic's injury comes at a very inopportune time. He will not participate in Friday's shootaround and if he can't start Gerald Green will take over at SG with Eric Bledsoe at PG.
    Thursday, 9:20 pm