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  • Al Jefferson (leg) goes to the locker room
    Al Jefferson went to the locker room against the Bulls on Wednesday due to a left leg injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened and it looked like he pulled a muscle. The team doctor had to go to the locker room to check on him, so he's almost certainly done for the night. Jefferson did walk back to the locker room under his own power. This would be devastating for the Bobcats if something is wrong. Stay tuned.
  • Josh Smith not in the starting lineup Wed.
    Josh Smith is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Presumably, he's not going to play tonight and we'll have an update hopefully in the next few minutes. Kyle Singler will get another start at small forward and gets the fun task of guarding Kevin Durant.
    Today, 4:48 pm
  • Lamar Odom signs with the Knicks
    Knicks sign F Lamar Odom.

    Advice: Leave it to the Knicks to sign Odom on the last day of the season, but there is a team option for next year. Odom is from New York, but the vast majority of his career came in Los Angeles. He'll have his work cut out for him to get minutes next season. Odom will make $8,500 for the one game.
    Today, 4:20 pm
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge still iffy for Wednesday
    The Blazers have still not announced who is in and out of the lineup for Wednesday, but there's a chance LaMarcus Aldridge won't play.

    Advice: If you have options, the safe route would be to find someone else to use, but there is still a chance he could play tonight. It just doesn't seem like the odds are in favor of that happening.
  • Luis Scola, Roy Hibbert starting for Pacers
    Luis Scola will join George Hill, Evan Turner, Rasual Butler and Roy Hibbert in the starting five for the Pacers tonight.

    Advice: Scola and Turner look like decent fantasy plays tonight, but we'd stay away from the rest of them.
  • Alan Anderson expected to play Wed.
    Alan Anderson is expected to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had an ab injury over the weekend, but coach Jason Kidd said Anderson will play "very little." With Paul Pierce out, expect Marcus Thornton to get a lot of shots.
    Today, 3:46 pm
  • Korver starting, starters to see fewer mins.
    Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll, Mike Scott and Pero Antic will start against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The starters will likely have some limited minutes tonight, so fantasy owners might want to watch out for guys like Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver. Mike Scott should still be solid and could have a nice line.
  • Tim Duncan, Marco Belinelli out for Spurs
    Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli are out for the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The kicker is that Gregg Popovich says he has no idea who he's going to start tonight. Stay tuned.
  • Carrick Felix is available to play
    Carrick Felix is available to play against the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been out since January due to a stress fracture in his knee and this is a surprise. Felix likes to get his buckets in transition and had a decent offseason, but he has a lot of growing to do. He's no lock to play tonight.
    Today, 3:32 pm
  • Chris Andersen to rest on Wednesday
    Chris Andersen will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: No surprise here, but Birdman should be ready to roll once the playoffs start.
  • Paul Millsap out for ATL, others 'available'
    Paul Millsap is expected to rest on Wednesday night against the Bucks, while the rest of the Hawks should be "available."

    Advice: Mike Scott looks like a good bet for success tonight, but while guys like Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver and Pero Antic are available, that doesn't mean they'll play heavy minutes. Be careful when selecting Hawks in daily lineups.
  • Kent Bazemore has surgery on Wednesday
    Kent Bazemore underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair the torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot.

    Advice: He's expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2014-15 opener. It's unclear what his offseason plan is yet, but Bazemore was electric at Las Vegas Summer League last offseason and could wind up there again. His fantasy value figures to take a hit on a team with a full complement of players.
    Today, 12:10 pm
  • Nene to play under 20 minutes on Wednesday
    Nene will play on Wednesday but he has "insisted" that the Wizards keep him under 20 minutes.

    Advice: He recently returned from a sprained MCL which he tweaked in his first game back, and Washington will proceed with due caution. He would sit out entirely if there were nothing at stake, but a win combined with a Nets loss would shift Washington up a seed in the playoff standings.
  • Klay Thompson likely out on Wednesday
    Klay Thompson is unlikely to play in Wednesday's season finale.

    Advice: He's missed one game all season and deserves some rest, having averaged 18.5 points, 2.8 threes, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists to help Golden State secure the sixth seed in the competitive West.
    Today, 11:05 am
  • David Lee will be rested Wed. vs. Nuggets
    David Lee will sit out Wednesday's game to get some rest.

    Advice: Lee's hamstring responded well to his recent return, and he dropped 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting on Monday, so his absence is truly a precaution. Marreese Speights will assume the starting PF job in his absence.
    Today, 11:03 am
  • Andre Iguodala (rest) won't play Wednesday
    Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: Iguodala recently dealt with a knee injury and his minutes have been monitored in recent weeks, so he was a top candidate for a precautionary day of rest. He'll be ready to go for the postseason.
    Today, 11:00 am
  • Chandler Parsons out Wednesday for rest
    Chandler Parsons will rest during Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Parsons recently battled minor hip and wrist injuries but he'll have enough time to recover before the start of the playoffs. Guys like Francisco Garcia and Omri Casspi will take on bigger roles with Parsons and James Harden (rest) both out on Wednesday.
  • James Harden, Chandler Parsons out Wednesday
    James Harden and Chandler Parsons will both be rested for the Rockets' season finale.

    Advice: The Rockets own the tie-breaker over the Blazers so Houston can't drop down the seeding, which makes it perfectly reasonable for Harden (ankle) and Parsons (wrist) to get some rest. Neither guy is in danger of missing Game 1 of their first-round series vs. Portland.
  • Chris Kaman (calf) out Wednesday vs. Spurs
    Chris Kaman (calf) will not play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kaman struggled to find favor with coach Mike D'Antoni and he wasn't shy about expressing his displeasure. The few times he did step into a big role it was short-lived, which made him very hard to roster in fantasy leagues. Hopefully he'll find a more suitable role next season, whether in L.A. or elsewhere.
    Today, 9:58 am
  • Chris Bosh (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Chris Bosh (rest) will not play in Wednesday's season finale.

    Advice: Miami can't change their playoff seeding so it makes sense to rest Bosh and LeBron James. If they face the Bobcats in the first round, which seems likely, Bosh will need all the energy he can muster to slow down the reigning Player of the Month, Al Jefferson.
  • LeBron James, Chris Bosh out Wednesday
    LeBron James and Chris Bosh will both be rested for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: There's no word yet on Dwyane Wade's availability, but Greg Oden (illness, back) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Miami's final game of the regular season. The Heat will face either the Bobcats or the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Channing Frye hopes to sign extension w/ Suns
    Channing Frye, who has a $6.8 million player option next season, would like to negotiate a contract extension with the Suns.

    Advice: "I'd love to stay here. It's up to them and their future and what they want to do," Frye said. "I love wearing this uniform. I think I take a little more pride in it than everyone else because I'm from here." He's averaged 11.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while starting all 82 games for Phoenix (he's expected to start Wednesday), an amazing feat after missing the 2012-13 season due to an enlarged heart.
    Today, 6:14 am
  • Griffin, Redick won't travel for Wednesday
    Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick will not travel to Portland for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: Well, that solves that. We knew Redick wouldn't play and Griffin is facing a suspension for picking up his 16th technical, so the move isn't all that surprising. Glen Davis and Darren Collison look like the best bets for success in their absence in Wednesday's finale. This also raises questions about how many minutes guys like Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan will play, but at least they're going to travel.
    Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 24, suspension looming
    Blake Griffin had 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block on 9-of-17 shooting, but also picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday, which will earn him a one-game suspension for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He hit Timofey Mozgov in the face while following through on a block attempt, and while it wasn't intentional, it fits the definition of a technical foul. It could be rescinded and he could be allowed to play, but we're guessing Doc Rivers will take it easy on all the starters in a somewhat meaningless game. If the Thunder beat the Pistons, the Clippers are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West. Suspension or not, don't expect a lot from Blake on Wednesday. Look for the Thunder to try to beat the Pistons, as they play 2.5 hours prior to the Clippers tip off. And if it appears the Thunder will win when the Clippers tip off, the starters may all get a rest tomorrow.
    Yesterday, 10:38 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
  • Quincy Miller scores 11 in loss
    Quincy Miller had 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes of Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: The Nuggets have nothing to play for and there's no reason Miller won't see heavy minutes and another start in Wednesday's finale against the Warriors.
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Griffin picks up 16th tech, suspension likely
    Blake Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul on Tuesday night, drawing an automatic suspension for Wednesday's game, if it's not rescinded.

    Advice: Griffin has already had three technical fouls rescinded this season and the NBA may call this one a "three strikes and you're out" situation. Griffin wasn't all that likely to play many minutes on Wednesday anyway, and given that there was no malicious intent to hurt Timofey Mozgov tonight, the league has a tough call to make.
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Blazers may rest LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo-Will
    Blazers coach Terry Stotts said that he may rest LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams for Portland's season finale on Wednesday.

    Advice: We should learn Stotts' plan after shootaround on Wednesday, and some precautionary DNPs aren't unexpected since the Blazers cannot move up or down in the playoff standings. Even if they win on Wednesday while the fourth-place Rockets lose, the Rockets will retain home-court advantage because they own the tie-breaker over the Blazers.
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
  • David Lee feels good after back-to-back set
    David Lee said that his hamstring felt better during Monday's game vs. the Wolves, during which he scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: It was the second half of a back-to-back set, which makes his performance even more encouraging as the Warriors prepare to play without Andrew Bogut (broken rib). Head coach Mark Jackson said that he'll deploy a frontcourt of Lee and Draymond Green as needed, since Jermaine O'Neal can't play huge minutes, Festus Ezeli (knee) is still recovering, and Marreese Speights isn't much of a rim protector anyway.
    Yesterday, 12:40 pm
  • Spurs Big 3 could all play Wednesday
    Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all played on Monday, and all three could play in Wednesday's finale as part of Gregg Popovich's "controlled rest" plan.

    Advice: "You can't just sit for a week and then wait for Sunday and expect to be ready," Ginobili said. "We need to play, go up and down and feel good about ourselves." While their minutes and production might not be through the roof, it does sound like there's a decent chance most of the Spurs will be in action in a meaningless final game against the Lakers.
    Yesterday, 8:35 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
  • Tim Duncan returned to action on Monday April 14.
    Yesterday, 1:21 am
  • 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
  • Lee posts 25 and nine; may sit out on Wed
    David Lee scored 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds and two steals over 28 minutes on Monday against the Wolves.

    Advice: Lee reached for his hamstring at one point but it didn't seem to affect his play, but now that the Warriors have clinched their seeding Mark Jackson has already indicated that a lot of guys will rest. Lee will be at the top of that list, making him doubtful for Wednesday's game pending an update.
    Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 21 points in return
    Chandler Parsons (hip, wrist) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Spurs, playing 40 minutes for 21 points, seven boards, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a couple minor injuries over the weekend and the Rockets decided to hold him out of the lineup. Parsons has been a minutes monster with 37.6 per game this season, which ranks seventh in the NBA. The Rockets have nothing left to play for, so Parsons' status for Wednesday's finale against the Pelicans will be up in the air.
  • Tim Duncan plays 30 minutes vs. Rockets
    Tim Duncan played 30 minutes against the Rockets on Monday, scoring 12 points with nine boards and two assists.

    Advice: The Spurs had nothing to play for and they still gave Duncan solid minutes. They will close out the regular season on Wednesday vs. the Lakers and we would be very surprised to see him in the lineup for that one. His fantasy owners can make a proactive cut if there is anything promising on the wire.
  • Nene plays well off the bench in 24 minutes
    Nene returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Heat with 18 points, four boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He made 8-of-12 from the field and looked healthy in the win. Nene rested the second half of a back-to-back set on Saturday and should be considered questionable for Wednesday. The team will probably want to win that game to avoid becoming the seventh seed and face the Heat.
  • Iguodala out on Monday against the Wolves
    Andre Iguodala will not play on Monday against the Wolves.

    Advice: Iguodala has been in and out of the lineup throughout the stretch run so this is no surprise. Andrew Bogut is out, too, so look for Marreese Speights and Draymond Green to get a bunch of minutes. Green is a strong spot play tonight and Speights is a risk-reward play, while Harrison Barnes is much too risky to use unless the team is sitting a bunch of their scorers.
    Monday, 5:58 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will have surgery on Wednesday
    Kent Bazemore will have surgery on his torn tendon in his right foot in Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a torn peroneus longus tendon and was ruled out for the season last week. Bazemore's role with the Lakers is unclear, but he's unlikely to be a key part of the rotation once the team is back to full strength. He's a lot of fun to watch, but his careless style will likely hurt his allotment of playing time.
    Monday, 5:32 pm
  • Chris Kaman won't play on Monday night
    Chris Kaman (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely out on Wednesday night and his first season with the Lakers did not go well. He had some issues with his coach and couldn't say healthy -- a common problem for Kaman. Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly will start and make for decent options considering how poorly the Jazz defend the paint.
    Monday, 4:50 pm
  • Tim Duncan will play vs. Rockets
    Tim Duncan will start against the Rockets on Monday night.

    Advice: It's Bizarro World in Houston with the Spurs' Big Three all playing while Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Tiago Splitter and Patty Mills are sitting out. Duncan should be in all lineups tonight, but we would be a little shocked to see him play on Wednesday.
  • Chandler Parsons 'good to go'
    It appears that Chandler Parsons will play on Monday.

    Advice: He missed his last game with a hip and wrist injury, but looks "good to go" after his pre-game warmups.
  • Chandler Parsons is a game-time call vs. SA
    Chandler Parsons (hip, wrist) is a "true" game-time decision to face the Spurs on Monday, according to coach Kevin McHale.

    Advice: He went through shootaround today and said he'll give it a go. The Rockets have a lot to play for because they're just 0.5 games ahead of Portland and the better record between the two will hold home-court advantage against the other. Omri Casspi would start should Parsons sit out.
  • Chris Bosh ruled out on Monday night
    Chris Bosh will not play against the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He's been great this year and probably doesn't get the credit he deserves. Bosh's added output in 3-point shooting has made him even more dangerous as a scorer, and it's also helped his fantasy value. He could sit out on Wednesday, so he's not a must-own player for fantasy purposes anymore.
    Monday, 2:40 pm
  • LeBron James and Chris Bosh won't play Monday
    LeBron James and Chris Bosh will not play against the Wizards due to rest.

    Advice: He could be looking at another rest day in the finale on Wednesday. James continues to be almost indestructible, but he's played through a handful of injuries this season and also sat due to back, groin and nose issues. He likely won't be named MVP this season despite putting up some gaudy efficiency numbers. Michael Beasley is expected to get the start.
    Monday, 2:37 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
  • Popovich hints he won't rest players Monday
    Gregg Popovich hinted that he won't rest anyone during Monday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: Pop emphasized the need to be sharp and in sync for the playoffs, and with two games left on the schedule he may ease up on his extra-cautious approach to resting players. We should get more concrete information after the Spurs warm up for Monday's game, so check back later tonight for updates.
    Monday, 10:31 am
  • LeBron James, Chris Bosh likely to be rested
    Updating previous reports, LeBron James and Chris Bosh are both likely to be rested for Monday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This comes as no surprise given Miami's dwindling odds of earning the East's top seed, and the need to keep LBJ and Bosh in prime condition for a long playoff march. At the moment it seems as though Mario Chalmers and Dwyane Wade will both be active, leaving a starting lineup of Chalmers, Wade, Michael Beasley, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem.
    Monday, 9:22 am
  • Chris Bosh may get precautionary DNP-CD
    Chris Bosh was wearing a T-shirt during Monday's shootaround and he may be rested as a precaution vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: LeBron James is a prime candidate for a DNP-CD and Mario Chalmers also said "a little rest never hurts," but coach Erik Spoelstra won't announce his lineups until closer to game-time. Anyone relying on Bosh should begin looking for alternatives, though projected fill-ins Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier aren't exactly reliable fantasy options.
    Monday, 9:10 am
  • Chandler Parsons (hip) aims to play vs. Spurs
    Chandler Parsons (hip, wrist) participated in Monday's shootaround and said he'll "give it a go" despite still being sore.

    Advice: All signs point to Parsons being availabile vs. the Spurs, and the Rockets have plenty of incentive to deploy him since they're just half a game ahead of the fifth-seed Blazers. Check back closer to tip-off for final confirmation.
  • Paul Millsap, Korver, Carroll rested Monday
    Paul Millsap (rest) will not play vs. the Bobcats on Monday, and Mike Scott will take his place in the starting lineup.

    Advice: The Hawks are also resting Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll in their penultimate game of the regular season. That leaves them with a starting lineup of Jeff Teague, Lou Williams, Cartier Martin, Mike Scott and Pero Antic, but this arrangement will end abruptly unless key starters are rested again on Wednesday.
  • Hawks rest Kyle Korver, start Lou Williams
    The Hawks will rest Kyle Korver on Monday with Lou Williams starting at SG in his place.

    Advice: Korver is averaging 35 minutes per game in April but the Hawks are now gearing up for the playoffs and it makes sense to give their veterans some rest in a game with nothing at stake. Korver is shooting just 38.3 percent in the Hawks' past seven games so hopefully the rest will get him back on track.
    Monday, 8:47 am
  • LeBron James may rest over final two games
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra "is expected to shift some primary rotation players into rest mode" for Miami's final two games, according to ESPN's Michael Wallace.

    Advice: Miami's odds of earning the East's top seed have been diminished by recent events, as the Pacers can lock up home court advantage with a win vs. Orlando on Wednesday or a Heat loss. LeBron James and Chris Bosh are the most obvious targets to get some rest, whereas Dwyane Wade (hamstring) is eager to keep playing and find his rhythm. LeBron said that even his teammates are suggesting that he "may need to get a couple of games [off]," so owners should be alert for DNP-CDs.
    Monday, 7:33 am
  • Andre Iguodala plays well in 37 minutes Sun.
    Andre Iguodala returned to action on Sunday after sitting out one game as a precaution, and he notched 15 points, five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Iguodala looked sharp with nine of the Warriors' first 16 points before cooling off, and he added one 3-pointer and a steal for good measure. A reduced role offensively has led to Iguodala's lowest scoring (9.2 points per game) since his rookie season, but his judicious shot selection has also yielded his best FG percentage (47.5 percent) since the 2005-06 season with Philly.
    Sunday, 9:09 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) quiet in start at PF
    David Lee (hamstring) posted four points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in a start at PF on Sunday, as the Warriors lost a heart-breaker on the road in Portland.

    Advice: Lee missed seven games due to his injury, which stemmed from nerve irritation, but he didn't aggravate anything by playing 25 minutes in his return on Friday. His playing time ramped up to 33 minutes on Sunday and the Warriors are likely to keep him active over the next two games, both to get him some rhythm and fight off the Mavericks for the sixth seed.
    Sunday, 9:08 pm
  • Andre Iguodala (rest) back in action vs. POR
    Andre Iguodala (rest) will be in the Warriors' starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: He was rested for Friday's game as a precaution during the Warriors' back-to-back set, but there never seemed to be any underlying injury or cause for real concern. His return sends Harrison Barnes back to the bench.
    Sunday, 5:56 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) starts at PF on Sunday
    David Lee (hamstring) will start for the Warriors on Sunday, shifting Draymond Green back to a bench role.

    Advice: Lee's nerve irritation seems to have subsided and the Warriors will revert to their typical rotations as they make one last push to solidify their playoff seeding.
    Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Josh Smith (knee) will not play on Sunday
    Josh Smith (knee) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With the Pistons firmly out of the playoff picture, there's no reason for Smith to rush back from his injury and it's very likely Smith could be a shutdown candidate. Rodney Stuckey will draw the start, and he makes for a decent plug-and-play for those seeking points.
    Sunday, 11:00 am
  • 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
  • Channing Frye breaks out of funk w/ 5 threes
    Channing Frye hit 7-of-13 shots and five 3-pointers for 21 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Frye has been in a serious slump for the Suns, but got hot early and was able to keep it going. The Suns are still battling Memphis for the last playoff spot available, so Frye will continue to play. But the fact remains that tonight's game might have been more of a fluke than anything else, given his poor play over the last several weeks.
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Al Jefferson with 29-12-2 as streak lives
    Al Jefferson hit 13-of-19 shots for 29 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks, racking up his 40th double-double of the season in Saturday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Jefferson is a beast in Charlotte and has now gone for 20 & 10 in six straight games. And it was almost seven, as he had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the game before the streak started. He got off to a real slow start this season, but rewarded patient owners with second-to-third round fantasy value this season in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively. We previously reported that he could achieve first round value, which would be mathematically impossible by a long shot. Our apologies.
    Saturday, 7:26 pm
  • LeBron James looks tired in loss to Hawks
    LeBron James hit 10-of-22 shots for 27 points, eight rebounds, five assists, a block and three 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: James played well, but has to be running out of gas and looked pretty tired at times tonight. Whether the Heat rest him at some point over the last two games remains to be seen, as the Heat and Pacers are now tied for the best record in the East.
    Saturday, 6:53 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
  • Chandler Parsons out w/ wrist & hip injuries
    Chandler Parsons (wrist, hip) will not play in Saturday's home game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He scored 27 points on Friday and his absence appears to be more of a precaution than a medical necessity. With Francisco Garcia (back) also out of commission, the Rockets will have to rely on guys like Omri Casspi and Jordan Hamilton for production on the wings.
  • Nene out Saturday for rest, not knee injury
    Nene will sit out Saturday's game to get some rest, and his absence isn't directly related to the sprained MCL from which he returned on Friday.

    Advice: Nene tweaked his knee on Friday and the Wizards may simply be playing it safe, but it's being billed as a "rest" day for the veteran big man. Marcin Gortat and Trevor Booker will retain their usual roles in the starting lineup vs. the hapless Bucks.
    Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Chris Kaman (calf) limited at Sat. practice
    Chris Kaman (strained calf) went through light activities during Saturday's practice.

    Advice: The Lakers already announced that Kaman won't play on Sunday but he could make an appearance during L.A.'s final two games on Monday and Wednesday. Even if he does return, he's unlikely to get enough playing time to be worth the trouble for fantasy owners fighting until the bitter end.
    Saturday, 1:00 pm
  • 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
  • Lee double-doubles off the bench in return
    David Lee (hamstring) returned to action on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The Lakers were a good spot to get Lee back in action and though it's unlikely he stays in a bench role, it sure would make a lot of sense going forward to balance the first and second units. Draymond Green scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with two threes, seven boards, four steals and one block in 32 minutes, and his defense helps round out a formidable starting five on that end. Keep Green going unless the Warriors indicate Lee is going to play big minutes.
    Friday, 11:45 pm
  • David Lee returned to action on Friday April 11.
    Friday, 11:27 pm
  • LeBron scores 36 as Heat pummel the Pacers
    LeBron James scored 36 points on 11-of-20 shooting (2-of-4 from deep, 12-of-13 from the line) with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in the Heat's 98-86 win over the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: The score wasn't indicative of the strangle-hold LeBron and the Heat had over the Pacers, and Miami takes over control of the No. 1 seed in the East with the win. Mario Chalmers added 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a three in the win.
    Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Andersen (knee) plays on Friday vs. IND
    Chris Andersen (knee) played in Friday's game against the Pacers, scoring five points with six rebounds and one block in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Andersen will be a rest-risk to finish the year but if he's slated to play he'll be worth a look if you need some big man stats.
  • James Harden posts big 33-point line in loss
    James Harden (shin) filled up the stat sheet in a tough 112-110 loss to the Wolves on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight boards, 10 assists, six steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-14 from the field and 15-of-19 from the line in 46 minutes.

    Advice: He had a scary shin injury on Wednesday and obviously 46 minutes tonight puts any concern to bed. Harden is on some kind of tear since the break and he continues to post massive stat lines. Tonight's loss is huge, so expect Harden to play in every game the rest of the way starting with a game on Saturday vs. the Pelicans. It's worth mentioning Harden is scoring 28 points per game since the break on just 17 field goal attempts per, which is kind of absurd.
  • Chandler Parsons turns in a big line
    Chandler Parsons scored 27 points with seven boards, seven assists, four steals and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes vs. the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: He was in a bit of a slump in March with just a field goal percentage of 41.1 percent for 14.0 points per game, but he's rolling again. In his last five, Parsons averaged 20.0 points, 4.4 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.6 triples on 46.6 percent from the field. He's a middle-class man's version of Kawhi Leonard with how his game translates to fantasy so well.
  • Al Jefferson scores 32 points vs. Boston
    Al Jefferson was up to his old tricks on Friday with 32 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal and three turnovers vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: A 30-10 isn't even fun for Jefferson anymore. He is a 2-point field goal monster and ranks fifth in the NBA for makes from than range on the season despite playing in just 70 games. Jefferson's offensive game is among the elite and he's a big reason why the Bobcats will have a playoff game in a week.
  • Millsap posts 27+10; ATL magic number is one
    Paul Millsap scored 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in the Hawks' win over the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Millsap has been on cruise control for the most part since Al Horford went down and is going to finish up in the top-20. The Hawks' magic number is down to one with the win and they still have three games to play. Jeff Teague added 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting (8-of-8 FTs) with three assists, one steal and one block, and Kyle Korver couldn't find the range with three points on 1-of-8 shooting (no treys), seven boards and a block in the win.
  • Nene looks better in 20 minutes on Friday
    Nene suffered a very minor knee injury on Friday and it didn't cost him playing time, finishing with 17 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 20 minute.

    Advice: This was a big improvement from Wednesday and he put forth quite an effort on most of his field goals. Chances are tonight's game will be enough to move him back into the starting lineup for the next game, but the back-to-back factor and playing the Bucks could actually find him in street clothes. If we knew for sure he was playing on Saturday, he'd be a decent pickup.
  • Andre Iguodala and Jermaine O'Neal out Fri.
    Andre Iguodala and Jermaine O'Neal will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mark Jackson said he was going to monitor Iguodala's minutes in a back-to-back set, so that apparently meant he wasn't going to play him at all. He should be ready to go against the Blazers on Sunday. Harrison Barnes will start and will look to turn around a disappointing sophomore season.
    Friday, 6:32 pm
  • David Lee will try to play on Friday night
    David Lee (hamstring) will give it a go against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He is going to come off the bench and said he is not 100 percent. Perhaps the Warriors getting embarrassed on the glass on Thursday was a factor for Lee to play tonight, which will decrease the opportunity for Draymond Green. Fantasy owners can pick Lee back up, but he's not a must-start play.
    Friday, 6:27 pm
  • Report: Knicks looking to sign Lamar Odom
    The Knicks are "weighing" whether to sign Lamar Odom before the regular season ends, according to Marc Stein.

    Advice: There has been reported mutual interest since Apr.5 and he could receive a team option on the possible contract. Odom had a really tough year and getting back in the NBA will probably help him get back on track. Obviously, fantasy owners shouldn't look to add him.
    Friday, 4:43 pm
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    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Chris Andersen will play vs. the Pacers
    Chris Andersen will play vs. the Wolves on Friday night.

    Advice: He was a game-time call for a lingering knee issue and the Heat will likely need him tonight. They were beat up on Wednesday during a loss to the Grizzlies, so expect the Birdman to get a nice amount of playing time. That said, Andersen is not a fantasy option.
  • James Harden will play on Friday night
    James Harden will play against the Wolves on Friday night.

    Advice: He suffered a shin injury on Wednesday, which looked really bad and he did have to go to the locker room. He's been a top-five player since the All-Star break and has been posting massive stats. Get him in your lineup.
  • 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
  • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will sit vs. PHX
    Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will not play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: Duncan played 39 minutes on Thursday and there was really no way coach Gregg Popovich would have played him that much and put him back out there tonight. He'll likely get at least one more game of rest in the final week, so he's not necessarily a must-own player. Expect Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter to pick up the slack.
  • Josh Smith (knee) out again on Friday night
    Josh Smith (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: This will be his third consecutive game out of the lineup and he could miss the rest of the season. Smith's signing over the summer has been a disaster for the Pistons and their scheme hasn't worked at all, especially on defense. Rodney Stuckey will start again.
    Friday, 3:36 pm
  • David Lee questionable at best for Friday
    CSN Bay Area still considers David Lee (back, hamstring) "out indefinitely."

    Advice: There is no new update from the team Friday as the Warriors are on a back-to-back. All we know is that Lee did go through individual drills before Thursday's game and he's officially "day-to-day." It would be a surprise if he suits up against the Lakers Friday night, but we probably won't know for sure until an hour before the 10:30pm ET tip.
    Friday, 10:04 am
  • James Harden battling a bruised shin
    Updating a previous item, James Harden was battling a bruised shin on Wednesday.

    Advice: The injury was originally reported as a knee injury. Obviously a shin bruise is much less of a concern, but it doesn't mean Harden will play full minutes on Friday. The Rockets will be looking to get him to 100 percent ahead of next week's playoffs.
  • DET not tipping their hand on Smith's status
    The Pistons are not tipping their hand when asked if Josh Smith (knee) will be shut down.

    Advice: Smith has already missed two straight games with patella tendinitis in his left knee. With just three games left in another miserable Pistons' season, it's possible he'll just pack it in. We should know more by 7pm ET Friday night, one hour before Detroit plays at Chicago.
    Friday, 9:01 am
  • Chris Andersen is a game-time call
    Chris Andersen (knee) is a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Advice: The Heat could really use Andersen as they try to get a win against the big bodies of the Pacers and move into the No. 1 spot in the East. They're already without Greg Oden (knee).
  • Tim Duncan not expected to play Friday
    Tim Duncan (rest, knee) is not expected to play in Friday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: We're not worried about the knee tweak as Duncan played through it Thursday night. But given that he ended up logging a season-high 39 minutes, he's a near lock to sit out the second half of this back-to-back. Boris Diaw will likely draw the start at power forward.
  • 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
  • Andre Iguodala plays 27 minutes vs. Nuggets
    Andre Iguodala played 27 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Thursday with six points, four boards, three assists, two steals and two fouls.

    Advice: Coach Mark Jackson said he will monitor Iguodala's minutes in back-to-back sets, so he could be in the low 20s vs. the Lakers on Friday or there could even be a DNP on the way. Although, the Warriors will probably want to win that game because the Suns are now just one game behind them for the sixth seed.
    Thursday, 10:56 pm
  • Tim Duncan is fine after knee injury
    Tim Duncan suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and was able to return, finishing with 20 points, 15 boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: His 39 minutes were his second-highest of the season, so the smart money is on coach Greg Popovich sitting Duncan down on Friday night. The team may also sit him out in the finale on Wednesday, which means he could be looking at just two games the rest of the way. His fantasy owners should start thinking about an alternate plan.
    Thursday, 10:02 pm