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  • Tyreke Evans says he will be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:51 am
     
    Injured
  • Amir Johnson will see consistent minutes
    Head coach Dwane Casey said that Amir Johnson will play the same amount of minutes he usually does even if he continues to come off the bench behind Tyler Hansbrough.

    Advice: Casey was impressed with Johnson after he scored a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist and one block vs. the Wizards on Saturday, and the fact that he played 34 minutes speaks volumes. Hansbrough will likely continue to start for now, but he saw just 13 minutes of action on Saturday and he will probably have a short leash from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:39 am
  • Jeff Green's back is reportedly doing better
    According to teammate Zach Randolph, Jeff Green's back is showing improvement.

    Advice: Green is still listed as questionable, but all indications point to him playing vs. the Blazers on Sunday. His back has been bothering him for a while now, but he has been able to play through it so far and it's very unlikely that he will miss tonight's game. We will have an update on his status prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:29 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will play on Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though he is still listed as a game-time decision.

    Advice: This is exciting news for the Grizzlies considering Allen has missed their last nine games, but he will be back in the rotation tonight. His minutes will likely be held in check for obvious reasons, but his return could reduce the workload of Courtney Lee, Jeff Green (back) and Vince Carter. Check back for an update closer to tip-off to confirm that Allen is indeed active. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:09 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tobias Harris not worried about free agency
    Tobias Harris said that he is not worried about becoming a restricted free agent in the summer, as he knows the Magic will have the final say whether or not he will stay in Orlando.

    Advice: "I don’t really worry. I trust in God and I know that He has the ultimate plan for me,’’ Harris said. "You get a little nervous at times, but I think everything is going to work out for me. I wanted to go out and have a successful year and a great year and I think I’ve put in the work. It’s in the teams hands with whatever wants to be done. All I can do is really sit back and be patient at this time." Harris is expected to draw some serious interest in July, most notably from the Knicks, and it will be interesting to see if the Magic are wiling to match any offer. We will be following this story very closely over the summer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:54 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Luigi Datome hopes to remain a Celtic
    Luigi Datome, who is set to become a free agent in the summer, is hopeful that he will return to Boston next season.

    Advice: "It’s really early now," Datome said. "I hope during my free agency, hopefully the Celtics, hopefully other teams make a call or offer, because it means that this month, I did something good. For sure, I would like to be involved, feeling like part of the team, not just on the roster. It’s really early now and the focus is on the playoffs." Head coach Brad Stevens has made it clear that he likes Datome's game, and Celtic fans can't get enough of him. All signs point to Datome returning to Boston next season, but he still doesn't figure to be a key part of the rotation after seeing just 12.8 minutes per game during the month of April. He can be viewed as a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues leading into next season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
  • James Harden scores 24 points with 11 dimes
    James Harden handled his business against the Mavs on Saturday during a 118-108 win, scoring 24 points with two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first double-double of his playoff career and Harden just killed the Mavs at the line, making 15-of-17 from the charity stripe. The Mavs also having injuries to two wings, Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons, is really going to hurt because of how Harden draws so many fouls. This was far from Harden's best game, so the Rockets have to be pleased they won by double-digits tonight. They host the Mavs again on Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Dwight Howard battles foul trouble in win
    Dwight Howard played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble against the Mavs on Saturday with 11 points, five boards, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: If not for the foul trouble, he would have played more. The Rockets didn't really go to Howard in the post much, but Howard looked healthy with respect to his knee. He should be closer to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 19 points in 34 minutes
    Terrence Jones made 6-of-15 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for 19 points against the Mavs on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: The shot total is almost shocking and this was the first time in Jones' career he's had more than 10 shots from the field and from the line. Jones saw a little more playing time than expected because of Dwight Howard getting into foul trouble, but he's still a good bet to play over 30 minutes per game in this series. Jones' season flew a little under the radar due to injuries, so he'll be a difference maker if he can stay on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Trevor Ariza has a dub-dub in great game
    Trevor Ariza was a wonderful two-way player against the Mavs on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The points don't tell the story. Ariza was a terror on defense and getting a double-double with six dimes went a long way. On the injury side of things, Ariza did have some cramping in both of his calves and he did receive some treatment. There's been no indication that he'll need to miss time going forward and this hasn't been a habitual problem for him. We're expecting him to be ready for Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Corey Brewer steps it up down the stretch
    Corey Brewer turned it on down the stretch against the Mavs on Saturday with 15 points, one assist and three 3-poiners in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He killed the Mavs in the fourth quarter with all three 3-pointers coming in that frame. Brewer's versatility at both wing spots should help him get playing time in the 20s. Trevor Ariza did have some cramping issues, but there's no need to worry about him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Clint Capela gets in the rotation
    Clint Capela played a surprising 16 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday with eight points, six boards, two blocks and one turnover.

    Advice: He saw playing time in the first quarter and the minutes have nothing to do with garbage time whatsoever. Capela has leapfrogged Joey Dorsey for the backup center minutes. Capela is an awful foul shooter, so the Rockets will be hoping teams don't go with a Hack-A-Capela tune. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki's hot shooting isn't enough
    Dirk Nowitzki made 10-of-14 from the field for 24 points during a 118-108 loss to the Rockets on Saturday, adding eight boards, two assists, six turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The turnovers were a bit much, but Nowitzki was money with his jumper. The Mavs did give Dirk a little breather in the fourth quarter, but his playing time in this game is a good sign. Expect him to be a big part of the offense to help space the Rockets' defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Chandler Parsons looks fine following injury
    Chandler Parsons battled a knee injury against the Rockets on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, six boards, two assists and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Houston crowd must have remembered Parsons' famous picture with Mark Cuban over the summer when he signed a contract because they booed him throughout the game. Additionally, Parsons missed about 10 minutes in real time due to an aggravation to his knee injury, but he looked fine once he came back. The Mavs went in with a plan to monitor Parsons' minutes, but he likely would have been around 40 had he not missed time. The good news for Parsons is that he's off until Tuesday for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons returns to action vs. HOU
    Chandler Parsons went to the locker room in the second quarter on Saturday and has returned to action.

    Advice: He threw down an emphatic slam in transition, but didn't look right following that play. Parsons walked back without a significant limp and he's likely just dealing with some soreness to his knee, which kept him out of action since Apr. 4. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:35 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Mavs have a plan for Chandler Parsons' mins
    Coach Rick Carlisle said "there's a plan in place" for Chandler Parsons' playing time on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said his conditioning isn't up to par, so we're not expecting him to play more than 30 minutes in his first game back. He's going to start and should still be able to put up a decent line against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:10 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Dwight Howard expected to play more
    Dwight Howard is expected to play more in the postseason than he did in the regular season.

    Advice: Coach Kevin McHale said the Rockets will play it by ear with Dwight's minutes. Dwight was up to 28 minutes on Apr. 12 and he should get over the 30-minute plateau tonight. There will be less minutes going to Joey Dorsey. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:49 pm
  • Tyreke Evans 'felt a little pop' in his knee
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he "felt a little pop" in his left knee on Saturday and will have an MRI Saturday night.

    Advice: Coach Monty Williams said this is a new injury for Evans. The Pelicans were just starting to get healthy, but now they might be without their top scoring guard. If he's out, Norris Cole would likely draw the start unless the team wants to lift Jrue Holiday's minutes limit. We'll look for the results on the MRI later today. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ryan Anderson has brutal shooting game
    Ryan Anderson made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Pelicans just couldn't get anything out of their other big men besides Anthony Davis. It does make a lot of sense to add some spacing to their offense and put Ryno in the starting lineup, but Quincy Pondexter actually did a decent job in that regard today. Anderson will need to play better on defense to earn more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee bruise) will not return
    Tyreke Evans suffered a left knee bruise on Saturday and will not return.

    Advice: Evans' main issue with respect to injuries has been his left ankle, but he did have a knee injury back in December and he's had some other knee problems in the past. The Pelicans still went with Norris Cole to start the second half, so coach Monty Williams clearly wants to keep Jrue Holiday in the second unit. Cole is really going to have to play well against Stephen Curry. Evans finished with one point and one rebound. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:52 pm
     
    Injured
  • Amir Johnson plays 34 minutes
    Amir Johnson played 34 minutes off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring a team-high 18 points with eight boards, one assist, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: He was arguably the best player on the Raptors today and he'll likely be in the starting lineup for Game 2 on Tuesday. Johnson was rested for basically the last two weeks of the season due to his habitual ankle issues. Expect him to play close to 30 minutes going forward, assuming he avoids injuries and foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play Sunday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) plans to play on Sunday vs. the Blazers despite not being 100 percent.

    Advice: "I feel alright," Allen said. "I'm getting better day by day. I'm far from where I want to be, but I can tolerate the little pain I'm having." Allen is a warrior and it will take a lot for him to miss Sunday's game, so we expect to see him out there. We will consider him a game-time decision for now, but we should know more after shootaround. If Allen continues to sit out, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will have to step up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Update: Chandler Parsons will start Saturday
    Updating a previous report, Chandler Parsons (knee) said that he will definitely be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons said he had no setbacks after practicing in full on Friday, and the Mavericks will be thrilled to see him back after he missed the last six games of the season. His minutes might be held in check, but he is expected to spend some time defending James Harden. Richard Jefferson moves to the bench following this news while Al-Farouq Aminu should see a decreased role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) expected to start Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is expected to be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He missed the final six games of the regular season due to pain and swelling in his knee, but it looks like he is ready to go after going through a full practice on Friday, Parsons will likely have to spend some time defending James Harden, but his minutes will likely be held in check as he regains his conditioning. Owners in daily leagues should probably avoid him for now. Richard Jefferson will move to the bench Saturday, while Al-Farouq Aminu will play less as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Jeff Green (back) questionable for Game 1
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Game 1 against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Sources have intimated that Tony Allen (hamstring) is the only Grizzlies player to be in jeopardy and he'll probably do anything he can to get on the court. Among the group of banged up players in Memphis, Green's injury status has been a back-burner issue so owners may want to use him as they normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:27 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Chandler Parsons planning on playing
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is planning on playing in Game 1 against the Rockets.

    Advice: He practiced today and he should be able to give it a go. Parsons said his conditioning is a little suspect, so he may only be in the high 20s for minutes. Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will play less. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) questionable for Sat
    Chandler Parsons (knee) is being listed as questionable for Game 1 against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Parsons played some 1-on-1 on Thursday, and head coach Rick Carlisle implied that Parsons would be a go for Game 1, so things are progressing in a positive direction. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Parsons is unavailable, Richard Jefferson would draw the start with Al-Farouq Aminu logging extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:25 am
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Tony Allen likely to be a game-time call
    Tony Allen (hamstring) is likely going to be a game-time decision for Game 1 on Sunday and did go through practice on Friday.

    Advice: The good news is that he expects to play. "I'm gonna try and test it," Allen said. "I've been amped up mentally. Physically I haven't. I'm just trying to get healthy as we go forward." He might have a minutes limit and could come off the bench. With Allen back, Jeff Green, Vince Carter and Courtney Lee lose some appeal. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Chandler Parsons plays 1-on-1 Thursday
    Chandler Parsons (knee) played 1-on-1 on Thursday and is planning to practice on Friday.

    Advice: "It’s getting much better actually," Parsons said about his knee. "I feel stronger every single day." It sounds like Parsons should be ready to roll for Game 1, but obviously going through practice on Friday will be huge. He certainly will want to suit up against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Howard's minutes to increase for playoffs
    Dwight Howard's minutes restriction will rise to around 32 minutes per game for Game 1 of the playoffs.

    Advice: Howard should eventually be without a minutes restriction at some point, but he should get the most floor time he's seen since returning from his knee injury during Game 1 against the Mavericks on Saturday. The more minutes Dwight gets, the further Joey Dorsey will fall out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Carlisle hopes Parsons can return for Game 1
    Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that signs are "promising but not definite" that Chandler Parsons will be available for Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs.

    Advice: Parsons spent the last six games of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury, but it's sounding like he has a good chance of being ready when the Mavs open up their first round playoff series against the Rockets on Saturday. The Mavs could certainly use him back in the rotation as he's a significant upgrade to Richard Jefferson, and we'll be monitoring Parsons' status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Luigi Datome leads Celtics to win
    Luigi Datome, not to be confused with the character your kid uses in Mario Kart, got a start at small forward on Wednesday and hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds and two assists in a win over the Bucks.

    Advice: This was a meaningless game and the Celtics were without Avery Bradley (quad), leading to Datome's start. Jonas Jerebko and Kelly Olynyk each scored 16 points, and Jared Sullinger added 11, with all three players coming off the bench. Olynyk left with a head injury tonight and didn't return, so check back for updates on his (and Bradley's) status for Sunday's opening playoff game against the Cavaliers. The Celtics enter the postseason hot, winner's of six straight games, and they'll need everything they can get against the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles, will face Mavs
    James Harden's triple-double helped the Rockets beat the Jazz 117-91 on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is just his second game all season with single-digit attempts from the field (3-of-8) and from the line (8-of-8). Looking ahead, the Rockets will now take on the Mavs in the first round. In four games against them this season, Harden averaged 24.8 points, 6.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 2.5 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Dwight Howard gets 21 minutes in blowout
    Dwight Howard played just 21 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday with 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert did block him once, but this was a great game for Dwight tonight. He would have played a lot more, but the Rockets had this game in the bag during the third quarter. He'll get a tough matchup against the Mavs and Tyson Chandler. Dwight only had one game vs. Dallas this year, scoring eight points with seven boards in 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:05 pm
  • Amir Johnson scores two in 21 minutes
    Amir Johnson scored two points during a 92-87 win over the Hornets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He only played 16 minutes on Tuesday and may not be at 100 percent. Johnson will get a few days off before the playoffs start on Saturday. He'll likely see minutes in the mid 20s in the first round. The Wizards will travel to Toronto for Game 1 of that series. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Amir Johnson off bench, Psycho T starting
    Amir Johnson will come off the Raptors' bench again on Wednesday, with Tyler Hansbrough earning another start at power forward.

    Advice: It's surprising to see coach Dwane Casey leave Johnson in a reserve role, though it may be designed to keep his playing time in check due to his recent ankle injury. Hansbrough has been a marginal fantasy option even when starting, and Johnson's minutes are too limited to rely on him in typical fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:00 pm
  • Luigi Datome starting for Celts on Wednesday
    Luigi Datome will start for the Celtics on Wednesday with Avery Bradley (quad) unavailable.

    Advice: Datome is averaging a mere 9.1 minutes per game in 20 appearances off the bench this year, and this marks his first start of the season. He's worth a glance if you need a quick injection of 3-pointers (0.8 per game), but that's about it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
  • Tobias Harris won't play due to sore Achilles
    Tobias Harris will not play on Wednesday due to a sore right Achilles.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of an Achilles injury for Harris and it sounds like a convenient excuse to rest him in a meaningless game, as the Magic can't move up or down the draft-lottery board. His absence shifts more playing time to Moe Harkless and Aaron Gordon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Dwight Howard expected to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard is expected to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: This is just a reminder that Dwight will be back after missing Monday. He should get around 28-32 minutes against Rudy Gobert, which should be fun to watch. Howard has played well in his last four, averaging 17.3 points, 11.0 boards and 1.3 blocks. Start him even in a bad matchup unless free throw percentage is really important to you tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:05 am
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) rejuvenated Tuesday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) came off Toronto's bench on Tuesday for eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in only 16 minutes of action.

    Advice: Tyler Hansbrough earned another start but Johnson, who missed the Raptors' past four games, should retake the starting PF job as soon as Wednesday's contest vs. the Hornets. Johnson looked rejuvenated tonight after battling nagging injuries for most of the season, which is great news for the Raptors as they gear up for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Amir Johnson will come off the bench Tuesday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Johnson's minutes will likely be limited in his first game back in action since April 3, so he's not a great option in most leagues. His return to the rotation will really hurt the limited value of Tyler Hansbrough, so while Psycho T will remain a starter, he won't be worth using in most leagues, as his minutes will likely take a hit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:59 pm
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. IND
    Tony Allen (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: There was some hope that Allen would be able to return for the regular-season finale, but that will not be the case. With Allen sidelined, Courtney Lee, Vince Carter, and Jeff Green will all split his minutes, with Green offering the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) out Wednesday vs. POR
    Chandler Parsons (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Portland, as expected.

    Advice: Parsons suffered a setback in his recovery while shooting on Sunday, and said even if this were a playoff game he'd be unavailable. Richard Jefferson will draw the start, with Al-Farouq Aminu logging extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 114-98 vs Por
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) will be a GTD on Tuesday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Raptors want to get Johnson 100 percent healthy heading into the playoffs, so there's certainly a chance he sits this one out. Tyler Hansbrough and Patrick Patterson will log extended minutes if Johnson sits, but neither guy makes for a great play in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:09 am
  • Amir Johnson questionable for Tues vs Celtics
    Amir Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he'd like to get Johnson some playing time on Tuesday or during Wednesday's game against the Hornets, but is prioritizing getting the big man 100 percent healthy for the playoffs. We should have an update later on Johnson later int he day, but Tyler Hansbrough would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Johnson can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:08 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki not ready to hang it up yet
    Dirk Nowitzki said he's feeling good and hasn't starting thinking about retirement.

    Advice: The 36-year-old isn't putting up the numbers he used to, but he's still been effective in his 16th season. "I felt amazing in November, so when I went through these droughts here, starting in December and then I couldn’t really turn the corner again, there’s doubt creeping in. But in my head I was saying, ‘I felt amazing in November, I played amazing, I felt amazing, I moved great, I shot great. Just hopefully eventually get over everything in my body and feel good again and then I still think you can play at a high level.' " Nowitzki will no longer be a top pick in fall fantasy drafts, but his 2014-15 averages of 17.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.3 three-pointers show that he can still help fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 am
  • Green (back) returns to action on Monday
    Jeff Green (back) got on the floor on Monday against the Warriors, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies starters got throttled by the Dubs and they're all banged up, so it wouldn't be shocking if the now No. 6 seed Grizzlies gave up on seeding and rested up. Use guys like Green and Courtney Lee (nine points, one three, three boards, one steal, 21 minutes) at your own risk on Wednesday against the Pacers, who will be playing for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:05 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tobias Harris scores 26 points vs. Heat
    Tobias Harris had 26 points, 12 boards, one assist and two 3-pointers during a 100-93 loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: The Magic are planning to re-sign Harris this summer and it's going to cost them quite a bit to do so. Harris played well over his last five, averaging 17.6 points, 7.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.6 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He's going to be a mid-round target next season, assuming he stays in Orlando. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:21 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • James Harden scores 29 in a win
    James Harden scored 29 points against the Hornets on Monday during a 100-90 win, adding six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's going to need a miracle to earn the scoring title and he's also lost a lot of ground in the MVP race because of how Stephen Curry is burying treys like the world has never seen. Still, Harden has been a monster and he's a big reason why the Rockets will play for the No. 2 seed on Wednesday. They do need a lot of help, though. Harden will be a top-three fantasy pick next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Terrence Jones double-doubles with 4 blocks
    Terrence Jones double-doubled on Monday against the Hornets with 10 points, 11 boards, two assists and four blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up some minutes at center tonight with Dwight Howard getting some rest. Jones' numbers have dipped a bit in his last five, averaging 7.6 points, 4.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 0.2 treys. He'll look to finish strong on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) will play on Monday night
    Jeff Green (back) will play against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He's been dealing with a back issue for about a week, but he's played in each of his last three games since suffering the injury. Green could be looking at a lot of responsibility with Marc Gasol (ankle) and Mike Conley (foot) up in the air. He should be worth starting in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:57 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Amir Johnson may sit out one more game
    Amir Johnson (ankle) said he is feeling better and would play in a playoff game.

    Advice: He added he doesn't want to rush it, so Johnson could miss Tuesday's game. Tyler Hansbrough had a letdown on Saturday and would start again. We should have an update at Tuesday's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:13 pm
  • Nowitzki, Monta & Chandler all out on Monday
    Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler (rest) will all sit out Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: With Dallas locked into the No. 7 seed out West, there is no reason for these guys to grind it out before the postseason begins. Amar'e Stoudemire or Charlie Villanueva could draw the start for Dirk, J.J. Barea is likely to get the call for Monta and either Greg Smith or Bernard James is likely to start inside for Chandler. With Chandler Parsons (knee) still out, the Mavs will roll out a very lackluster lineup on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:00 am
  • Magic planning on re-signing Tobias Harris
    The Magic are planning to re-sign Tobias Harris in free agency.

    Advice: Harris, who is slated to become a restricted free agent, will have no shortage of offers, but Orlando GM Rob Hennigan said that the club plans on bringing him back "no matter what" the cost is. We'll see how serious he is when Harris starts getting multiyear offers between $12 and $15 million annually. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 6:19 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Dirk, Monta & Tyson expected to rest Monday
    Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis are reportedly headed to Dallas on Mark Cuban's private jet, meaning they won't play in Utah on Monday.

    Advice: This isn't at all surprising since the Mavs are cemented into the No. 7 seed and coach Rick Carlisle has been systematically resting his key veterans over the past few games. All three players will likely to return to action for Wednesday's season finale vs. the Blazers, but fantasy owners still grinding away shouldn't take their availability for granted. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:50 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki a DNP-CD risk on Monday
    Dirk Nowitzki started as usual vs. the Lakers on Sunday, notching 16 points, two 3-pointers, four boards and one steal during the Mavs' road win.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said he'll rest more players on Monday and Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler are prime candidates to sit out a road game in Utah. The Mavs are locked into the No. 7 seed out West, so there's no compelling reason for Dirk to play in the second game of a back-to-back set. Check back after Monday's shootaround for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 9:19 pm
  • Terrence Jones quiet in 25 mins vs. Pelicans
    Terrence Jones was quiet in 25 minutes vs. the Pelicans, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: A matchup with Anthony Davis is enough to slow down any power forward, and Jones faces an additional challenge with teammate Dwight Howard vacuuming up rebounds and dominating the paint. Dwight will rest on Monday, however, making Jones an excellent option vs. the Hornets' injury-ravaged frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:45 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 15 points w/ two 3s
    Ryan Anderson scored 15 points in 27 minutes vs. Houston on Sunday, hitting 6-of-13 shots including two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's great to see Anderson healthy and once again knocking down some of his his plentiful attempts from the perimeter. He rounded out his evening with four rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes, but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks to his credit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:44 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores 20 points, shoots 6-of-11
    Corey Brewer scored 20 points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes on Sunday, helping Houston hold off the Pelicans for a 121-114 victory.

    Advice: Brewer has been nowhere near fantasy value over the past few weeks, averaging just 7.8 points on 32.7 percent shooting, so it was nice to see him make 6-of-11 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws tonight. He's not a 3-point threat and his steals have tailed off lately, so most fantasy owners should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:38 pm
  • Dwight Howard posts 19 & 11 w/ three blocks
    Dwight Howard played 28 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Pelicans, which he finished with 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-11 FTs), 11 rebounds and three blocks.

    Advice: As a reminder, Howard will not play vs. the Hornets on Monday. He has three straight double-doubles despite being on a fairly strict minute-limit, and over his past four games he's averaging 17.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting, 11.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. Considering he missed almost two months with a serious knee injury, this is all fantasy owners could have hoped for. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:37 pm
  • A couple of Mavericks will rest on Sunday
    Head coach Rick Carlisle said that he will rest a couple of players on Sunday vs. the Lakers, but he declined to say who.

    Advice: The lack of transparency is frustrating, but we will let you know as soon we hear anything else. Some obvious candidates for a night off would be Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler, so owners will have to be on high alert for an update. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 5:19 pm
  • Jeff Green (back) questionable Monday
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Green has been dealing with back spasms for a while now, and he has continued to play despite not being 100 percent. The Grizzlies could desperately use the bodies Monday, so we would expect Green to remain on the active roster, especially with Tony Allen (hamstring) not even traveling. We should know more on Green's status after shootaround on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 3:58 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dwight Howard to play Sunday, rest on Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, but he will sit out Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Howard isn't cleared to play in both games of a back-to-back set, so there are no surprises here. Howard belongs in all active lineups Sunday as long as you can deal with his awful free throw shooting, while Terrence Jones, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey will all benefit in his absence vs. the Hornets on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:52 am
  • Jeff Green plays 41 minutes vs. Clippers
    Jeff Green played 41 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He took an elbow to the face from Blake Griffin, but Green seems to be fine. He was questionable for this game due to a lower back issue, but obviously playing 41 minutes suggests he's fine. If Marc Gasol (ankle) is out, Green is going to have some major offensive responsibilities. He looks like a high-upside, must-start player for Monday against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:54 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Jeff Green (back) will play vs. the Clippers
    Jeff Green (back) will play vs. the Clippers on Saturday night.

    Advice: Green is going to be very busy with Mike Conley and Tony Allen in street clothes, so he belongs in all active lineups tonight despite not being 100 percent. We will let you know how his back holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:05 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tobias Harris scores 15 points vs. NYK
    Tobias Harris scored 15 points against the Knicks on Saturday with five boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He'll be a restricted free agent this summer and there have been plenty of rumors of the Long Island native going back home. Harris and the Magic have a big of a logjam at forward with Aaron Gordon likely in line of minutes, but he'd still be main option. He's a must-start player the rest of the way this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:44 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Jeff Green is questionable for Saturday night
    Jeff Green (back) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies haven't been updating most of their injured guys heading into games, so we might not get an official word on Green until just before the 10:00 EDT tip. For now, his owners can take a no news is good news approach. Green did play 33 minutes on Wednesday and they'll definitely need him in a massive game tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 1:02 pm
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Dwight Howard will sit Sunday or Monday
    Dwight Howard said he will rest Sunday or Monday, but doesn't know which one yet.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise and Dwight has yet to play in both games of a back-to-back set since his return to the lineup. On the night he sits, there should be more minutes going to Terrence Jones, Joey Dorsey and Josh Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:15 am
  • Amir Johnson (ankle) listed as out Saturday
    Amir Johnson (ankle) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: This will be Johnson's fourth consecutive game on the shelf, but he was able to go through a full shootaround on Friday and appears to be close to making a return. However, Johnson belongs on the wire in most leagues at this point in the season. Tyler Hansbrough has been playing well with the first unit and is worth a look as a cheap source of points and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 11:10 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) could return April 15
    Tony Allen (hamstring) could return for the regular-season finale against the Pacers on April 15.

    Advice: He will remain out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as well as Monday vs. the Warriors, but the Grizzlies will at least be glad that Allen is on track to return before the playoffs. Allen shouldn't be owned in almost any league following this news, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Jeff Green will all benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:31 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Tobias Harris says the Magic hold his fate
    Tobias Harris is set to become a restricted free agent in the summer, but he wants to remind people that the Magic will determine whether he stays or goes.

    Advice: "There's a lot of things you have to look at in any type of free agency, but what I think what everybody's beginning to forget is that [I'll be] a restricted free agent," Harris said. "So whatever happens, it's in the organization's hands to make a call. So I think everybody has to really keep that in mind and not just say, 'You might want to go here and there.' " Harris has had a pretty decent season and is sure to command a lot of interest this summer, but any interested teams will likely have to overpay to have a chance of stealing him from the Magic. For obvious reasons, we will be watching this story very closely in the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 6:40 am
     
    Injured
    L, 101-88 @ Bkn
  • Dirk scores 25 points in double-OT win
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in Friday's double-overtime win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners have to hope he can avoid the DNP bug and that he uses the Mavs' remaining games to get red hot before the playoffs. Neither scenario would surprise us. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 12:31 am
  • Anderson continues to slump on Friday
    Ryan Anderson continued to flop in Friday's win over the Suns, hitting just 1-of-7 shots for three points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Anderson's one make was a three and he's on a short leash with Monty Williams right now. If he makes some shots he'll probably get more playing time, but how much is certainly a question, and in the end he's certainly a guy you can drop. If you're desperate for threes, however, you might gamble on the chance for a bounce-back performance. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:28 pm
  • Jones gets back on track against the Spurs
    Terrence Jones scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds and one block in the Rockets' 104-103 loss to the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: Jones' conditioning has been a question mark since returning and there have also been reports of aggravation to his rib injury. This game goes a long way toward getting him back into lineups, however, because his immense upside is very hard to pass up. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:04 pm
  • Howard double-doubles in loss to SA
    Dwight Howard scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting (6-of-9 FTs) with 14 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Howard's minutes are slowly getting ramped up for the playoffs and he's more or less where owners want him to be productivity-wise. He's much better than the deep league asset we called him earlier today, though there is going to be risk of DNPs as we finish the season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:02 pm
  • Terrence Jones still not over rib injury
    Terrence Jones was hit in his ribs on Wednesday night and it bothered him the rest of the night.

    Advice: Perhaps this explains why he only played 17 minutes and didn't look like his usual self on Wednesday. Jones will likely get minutes in the 22-26 range tonight, which is more than enough to start him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:42 pm
  • McHale hopes to bump up Dwight's mins Fri
    Kevin McHale said that he hopes to increase Dwight Howard's minutes for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Rockets are slowly but surely increasing Dwight's minutes, and while McHale didn't give a precise figure, it's reasonable to assume he'll see somewhere between 24-28 minutes tonight. His price tag in daily leagues is way too high to be considered a quality plug-and-play option, but he's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues assuming you're punting the free throw category. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 3:32 pm
  • James Harden: 'I am the MVP'
    James Harden made his own case for MVP honors during a recent interview, boldly claiming: "I am the MVP."

    Advice: "I feel as though I am the MVP," Harden said. "I think the MVP is the most valuable player to your team. Obviously you have to be winning and be one of the top teams in this league and we are. I'm not taking credit away from anybody else in the league. But I've been consistent all year. I've just been doing the right things to put my team in situations to win, considering all of the different circumstances we've had to deal with." The vote is going to come down to either Harden or Stephen Curry, and you can make a legitimate case for either. Harden may or may not be the MVP this year, but after having a career-year with the Rockets this season, Harden has likely carried a lot of fantasy teams to the Finals with his ridiculous stat lines. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 7:00 am
  • DAL looking to earn another 50-win season
    Dirk Nowitzki said with the seventh seed locked up, the Mavs have now set their sights on a 50-win season.

    Advice: "I mean, 50 wins in the West is always an accomplishment," said Nowitzki. "We missed it by one game last year... But, if it doesn’t happen, we’d rather go into the playoffs fresh. If Tyson [Chandler] wants a night off or Monta [Ellis] needs a night off, I think that’s more important than winning 50 games." The Mavs currently sit 47-31, and with their next three games coming against teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs, it's certainly a possibility. Although, health is going to be more important for the Mavs than hitting that 50-win mark, so owners of Ellis and Chandler will need to be on the look out for rest days as Dallas closes out their season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 6:44 am
  • Tony Allen (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Tony Allen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Allen is expected to be out through the weekend, and it'll be Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, and Vince Carter picking up the slack in his absence. Green offers the most upside out of the group. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 9, 3:22 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • James Harden scores 22 in a loss
    James Harden made 6-of-15 from the field against the Spurs during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: This one is going to sting for the Rockets with the Grizzlies and Blazers winning tonight while the Clippers are on a four-game winning streak. In fact, it's very possible the Rockets fall to the fifth seed this weekend with a loss to the Spurs on Friday. They'll be in Houston for that one, though. The Rockets also set the record for most 3-pointers in a season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:47 pm
  • Terrence Jones plays just 17 minutes
    Terrence Jones played just 17 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with two points and one turnover.

    Advice: It was an awful game from Jones with no other stats, making just 1-of-3 from the field. He just didn't have it tonight and he should be better on Friday against these same Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 8, 9:41 pm
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