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  • Patrick Beverley (knee) to have MRI on Monday
    Patrick Beverley will have an MRI on Monday after spraining his right knee during Sunday's game.

    Advice: Beverley tore his right meniscus on March 27 but he was able to avoid surgery and return to action just two weeks later, and there is reportedly "a great deal of fear" that he's seriously aggravated his injury. He's questionable to play on Wednesday and if he can't suit up the Rockets will shift Jeremy Lin into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Blazers win despite poor bench production
    Mo Williams scored three points on 1-of-6 shooting in Sunday's comeback, as the Blazers won in OT despite their bench combining for seven points on 14.3 percent shooting.

    Advice: Portland's bench averaged a league-low 24.7 points per game during the regular season, so the lack of production is nothing new, but to come back in the series they'll need to get some production from Williams, Thomas Robinson, Dorell Wright and Joel Freeland. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Dwyane Wade looks healthy, plays 34 minutes
    Dwyane Wade was superb in his 34 minutes of action on Sunday vs. the Bobcats, making 10-of-16 from the field for 23 points with one board, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played with a ton of confidence and made his first 3-pointer since Feb. 3. Wade looked completely healthy and the Heat taking their foot of the pedal with Wade's workload seems like it's going to pay dividends. Of course, the Heat still have to win 15 more games if they want to have win their third consecutive title. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Gary Neal plays 28 minutes off bench Sunday
    Gary Neal played 28 minutes off the bench against the Heat on Sunday, scoring 17 points with three boards and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He ate into Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's playing time, which is not really a surprise. MKG doesn't bring much on the offensive end and didn't score in the first half before putting in five after halftime, so this probably going to be a trend in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Nemanja Nedovic (calf) out indefinitely
    Nemanja Nedovic (right calf) is out indefinitely.

    Advice: He didn't play on Saturday and the Warriors would likely not even use him assuming the team stays healthy. Nedovic played just 5.9 minutes per game this year and the team definitely won't miss him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Devin Harris scores 19 points off bench
    Devin Harris scored 19 points off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Spurs to go with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was the only Maverick in double-figure scoring at halftime and was also the only player on the team with more than 11 points to end the game. Harris gave the Mavericks a lot of life and may have earned even more minutes than his 32 today. The Mavericks have been managing his minutes for much of the season, so they're apparently going to let him loose. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:08 pm
  • Danny Green puts up a goose egg Sunday
    Danny Green did not score against the Mavericks on Sunday, adding five boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He only attempted two shots today and the Spurs didn't get him involved much. Green had a good season against the Mavericks on the year, making 3.0 triples per game on a pristine 78.6 effective field goal percentage in four games. He'll likely have his inconsistencies throughout the playoffs, but he's a good bet for a big game in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard double-doubles in win
    Kawhi Leonard double-doubled against the Mavericks on Sunday with 11 points, 10 boards and one turnover in 31 minutes.

    Advice: While he didn't do much on the stat sheet, Leonard's presence was clearly evident. He didn't have a steal, block or a 3-pointer today, which is the first time he's failed to do so since Jan. 4. His length really helped the Spurs late in this game and helped put the clamps on the Dallas' offense late, so the Mavs will have to do a better job of keeping him from getting involved on plays on the weak side. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:43 pm
  • Victor Claver will be inactive for Game 1
    Terry Stotts said that he'll likely place Victor Claver and Allen Crabbe on the inactive list for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Even if these guys were in uniform, it's highly unlikely either would step on the court. These are simply emergency depth guys and they're not the type of players that have an impact on games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 am
  • George Hill abused by Jeff Teague in Game 1
    George Hill hit 5-of-8 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in Saturday's Game 1 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Hill was abused by Jeff Teague tonight (28 points, five assists) and isn't a good matchup for Atlanta's point guard. He could end up giving way to C.J. Watson for the rest of the series, as Hill and Roy Hibbert haven't looked right since the All-Star break. The Pacers no longer have homecourt advantage in this series, nor have they figured out how to match up with Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:57 pm
  • Paul George injures quad in ugly Game 1 loss
    Paul George hit just 6-of-18 shots and left Saturday's Game 1 loss briefly with a left quad/knee injury, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Despite the poor shooting, that's a pretty stellar fantasy line from George, but the Pacers were down by about 20 for most of the second half, and lost 101-93. There's no word on the severity of his knee injury, but given that he quickly returned after a trip to the locker room, we're guessing it's no big deal. The No. 1 seeded Pacers turned over homecourt advantage to the Hawks tonight, and don't match up well with Atlanta. If the Hawks hang on to win the series, they'll become just the third No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 in a seven-game series, joining the 2007 Warriors (over the Mavericks), and the 2011 Grizzlies (over the Spurs). Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:51 pm
     
    Player Note
    Paul George Ind - SG,SF
    W, 101-86 @ Orl
  • Paul George leaves, returns from knee injury
    Paul George went from having his left knee rubbed down on the bench to the locker room during the third quarter of Game 1, but returned a short time later.

    Advice: It's either his knee or his quad, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We'll know more after the game, but if he does end up coming up lame, Evan Turner is going to become a big factor for the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:45 pm
     
    Player Note
    Paul George Ind - SG,SF
    W, 101-86 @ Orl
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) back in action vs. TOR
    Shaun Livingston (toe) played 29 minutes in his return to action on Saturday, scoring 10 points with three rebounds and three assists in the road victory.

    Advice: Livingston was typically effective, making 4-of-6 FGs and both of his FT attempts, and his return took some pressure off fellow starters Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. He averaged 26.0 minutes per game this season and the Nets don't play again until Tuesday, so Livingston should be raring to go for Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:02 pm
  • Andre Iguodala fouls out vs. Clippers on Sat.
    Andre Iguodala fouled out of Saturday's game with eight points and three assists in only 19 minutes of action.

    Advice: Warriors coach Mark Jackson kept Iguodala in the game with three fouls in the first half and he quickly picked up his fourth, followed by a fifth early in the third quarter. The Clippers had their own foul problems with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both sitting out much of the second half, and the Warriors were able to escape with a thrilling 109-105 victory despite Iguodala's absence down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 22 points in Game 1 loss
    J.J. Redick got hot in Saturday's Game 1 home loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Redick was subbed out during plenty of defensive possessions in the fourth quarter and it may have taken him out of rhythm, as he didn't so much as attempt a field goal in the period. He recently returned from a bulging disc in his back but the injury didn't seem to affect him whatsoever, and his conditioning seemed fine as he played well in 30 minutes at SG. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:52 pm
  • Jamal Crawford hits half-court shot in defeat
    Jamal Crawford's shot abandoned him on Saturday, as he made 2-of-11 field goals and 4-of-6 free throws to finish with nine points.

    Advice: One of J-Craw's makes was a spectacular half-court shot to end the second quarter, but otherwise he couldn't find the range. His conditioning may still be an issue as he just returned this week from a strained calf, but the Clippers won't offer up any excuses as they seek to even the series at 1-1 on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:46 pm
  • Joe Johnson, Deron Williams each score 24 pts
    Joe Johnson and Deron Williams each scored 24 points in Saturday's road win vs. the Raptors, with Johnson connecting on 8-of-13 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: D-Will carried the Nets in the first half and they wisely fed Johnson while he was hot in the third quarter, but it was their locked-in team defense that earned them a tough victory. They'll try to take a stranglehold on the series with another win in Toronto on Tuesday before heading to Brooklyn for Games 3 and 4. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:51 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan shoots poorly in Game 1 loss
    DeMar DeRozan didn't score a field goal in the first half of Saturday's loss, and he finished with 14 points on 3-of-13 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs.

    Advice: The Raptors' entire offense struggled, shooting 39.4 percent with 17 turnovers, and DeRozan was part of the problem by continually forcing up contested shots. As his team's lone All-Star and leading scorer, DeRozan needs to score closer to his season average 22.7 points per game for Toronto's offense to really succeed. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:50 pm
  • Paul Pierce's surge helps Nets steal Game 1
    Paul Pierce got hot in the fourth quarter on Saturday, finishing with 15 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a 94-87 win in Toronto.

    Advice: Pierce's late surge helped keep the Raptors at bay and he already looks like a matchup nightmare, as Toronto's PFs aren't nimble enough to chase him off the 3-point line without giving up easy driving and passing lanes. Fellow 'dinosaur' Kevin Garnett had five points, eight rebounds, two steals and one block in 20 minutes, and his lone field goal was a dagger in the final minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:47 pm
  • Terrence Ross struggles in 16 minutes vs. BKN
    Raptors SG Terrence Ross scored just three points in 16 minutes of action vs. the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: Ross made 1-of-4 shots with all of his attempts coming from beyond the arc, and he quickly gave way to veteran guard Greivis Vasquez (18 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, eight assists). Ross shot 42.3 percent from the field this season and he was held to single-digits in the final three games of the regular season, so his dud on Saturday isn't a big surprise. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:42 pm
  • Nemanja Nedovic (calf) not available Saturday
    Nemanja Nedovic (calf) will not be available for the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He hurt himself while playing for the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the D-League playoffs, but even healthy he'd be unlikely to step on the court for Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:41 am
  • Dwyane Wade won't have playing time limits
    Dwyane Wade will not have any medical restrictions in the playoffs, according to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: "I'm going to read his body language, I'm going to read the game," Spoelstra said. "But he's cleared to play. So neither one of us want to put a restriction on it, but we're also realistic and we'll be smart about it." Wade hasn't played more than 23 minutes in a game since late March and he didn't play in more than eight consecutive games all season, so it would be surprising if he doesn't rest at some point during the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:22 am
  • Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters shoot down drama
    Luol Deng said that Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters "love" to play together and have no off-court issues.

    Advice: "There's times where they've looked great," Deng said. "They're human, but in terms of can they play together? Yeah. I've played in this league for 10 years and I know they can." The talented duo have struggled to co-exist offensively, a problem which may have been exacerbated by keeping Waiters in a sixth-man role early in the season, but they showed steady improvement late in the season and their mutual respect bodes well for the future of the Cavs backcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:15 am
  • NBA suspends Nick Calathes for 20 games
    Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violation of the NBA's Anti-Drug Policy.

    Advice: The suspension starts now which means he won't be see postseason action. Calathes tested positive for Tamoxifen, an over-the-counter athletic supplement. He was solid this year and filled in admirably while Mike Conley was out earlier this season, averaging 14.7 points, 4.7 boards, 4.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.3 triples in his seven starts. Beno Udrih will back up Mike Conley, who figures to get more than 40 minutes per night vs. OKC in round one. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:33 pm
  • J.J. Redick feeling refreshed for playoff run
    J.J. Redick said he feels "refreshed" on Friday as the Clippers prepare for a deep playoff run.

    Advice: He has been dealing with a bulging disc in his back, missing 25 games while rehabbing. When asked if he anticipates head coach Doc Rivers placing a limit on his minutes, Redick said he will remain ready when his number is called. "If we look at it from need in the game, needing every win we can get, if he needs me, I'm available." Redick posted a career-high 15.2 points per game in his first season in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:01 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe remains noncommittal on contract
    Eric Bledsoe has remained noncommittal about his status as a restricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: He was superb in his first season with the Suns and the team did not extend his contract heading into the season. However, the Suns will almost do anything they can to bring him back, and Bledsoe seems to be a part of the team and wasn't happy about missing out on the playoffs. "The way we lost the last couple games to the Spurs and Dallas, it definitely put a taste in my mouth," Bledsoe said. He'll have high-end fantasy value next year no matter where he lands. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:48 pm
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday
    Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday.

    Advice: Livingston sat out the final five games of the regular season to rest his sore big toe. He's fully expected to play and start in Game 1 against the Raptors Saturday. Livingston was an underrated glue guy during the regular season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in his 54 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:23 am
  • Ramon Sessions would welcome return to MILW
    Free agent Ramon Sessions said he'd welcome a return to Milwaukee.

    Advice: Sessions is one of the few players in the league who actually embraces the dysfunction in Milwaukee. He was drafted there at No. 56 overall in 2007. "I want to stay loyal to them like they did to me," he said. We're not sure if the Bucks want Sessions back, but we do know he's still a fantasy asset whenever he's getting significant minutes. In 28 games for the Bucks this season, Sessions averaged 15.8 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:26 am
  • Antetokounmpo plans to get stronger
    Giannis Antetokounmpo said he's going to focus on getting stronger this summer.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was playing in Greece's second division before making the leap to the NBA this season. Considering that and his 6'9/210 frame, he handled himself very well. At age 19, his per-36 minute stats were 10.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.8 3-pointers. It's the kind of line we look for when trying to project future fantasy assets. The Greek Freak's progress this offseason will determine how much playing time he gets next season. Rotoworld.com
  • Jazz GM expects to retain RFA Hayward
    GM Dennis Lindsey said he hopes restricted free agent Gordon Hayward is a "career Jazz member."

    Advice: At just 24 years old, Hayward was one of just four players to average 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. The others were LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Michael Carter-Williams. Hayward's 41.3 percent shooting leaves a lot to be desired, but the Jazz would be silly not to match any offer within reason. They can afford him and a max free agent if it comes to that. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:17 am
  • Dwyane Wade says injuries aren't as bad
    Dwyane Wade (knee) said he's feeling better to start this postseason compared to last postseason.

    Advice: Wade added he wasn't concerned about continuity with LeBron James and how his last three games helped him. At the conclusion of the playoffs last year, Wade mentioned how much he battled through injury, which explains why the Heat managed him so severely this season. The bottom line is it looks like their plan worked and they'll look to win another title in June. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:07 pm
  • Jamal Crawford scores 34 in finale loss
    Jamal Crawford hit 10-of-25 shots and three 3-pointers for 34 points, five rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Wednesday's meaningless loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: The Clips secured the No. 3 seed when the Thunder beat the Pistons earlier, and the regulars took this one off. Crawford was great, but wasn't even the best J. Crawford of the night, as GSW's Jordan had a monster night. Darren Collison and Matt Barnes each added 19 points on the night and Blake Griffin's suspension is over. The Clippers are healthy and ready for their first-round match up with the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan returns in time for playoffs
    DeMar DeRozan returned from a night of rest and played 22 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with nine points and five rebounds.

    Advice: He's good to go for the Raps' Round 1 meeting with the Nets, and he's surely looking forward to it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan plays just 22 minutes
    DeMar DeRozan played 22 minutes in his return to the lineup during a 95-92 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, scoring nine points with five boards, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: He rested on Monday and coach Dwane Casey took it easy on his All-Star tonight -- deservedly so. Only Kevin Durant and Monta Ellis logged more minutes this season than DeRozan while DD also ranked third in free throw makes. He had a breakout season and has really become a nice, well-rounded scorer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • Dwayne Wade scores 16 in meaningless loss
    Dwyane Wade hit 6-of-14 shots for 16 points, two rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: His owners probably couldn't care less that he showed up for the final two games of the season, as he was simply a headache to own all year. And if you owned Wade this season, chances are you won't be touching him next year. And we're right there with you. Toney Douglas and Ray Allen were the only other Heat players to score in double figures, as LeBron James, Chris Bosh and some others took the night off to rest. The Heat will play the Bobcats in Round 1, and will have to find an answer for Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson if they're going to breeze into Round 2. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 12 in Spurs loss
    Kawhi Leonard had 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: This game was meaningless and the Spurs simply wanted to get some minutes for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, who are working their way into playoff shape. Austin Daye scored 13, Tiago Splitter had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Tony Parker had 12 points and four assists in 16 minutes. Cory Joseph also scored 12 and Manu Ginobili had 10 points off the bench. The Spurs get the loser of Dallas-Memphis, which is going down to the wire tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:21 pm
  • Jamal Crawford starting on Wednesday
    Jamal Crawford, Darren Collison, Glen Davis, Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan are starting against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Crawford's minutes have been held in check and it should be interesting to see how much he plays with the Clippers short on players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:21 pm
  • Nedovic out with a calf injury
    Nemanja Nedovic (calf) will not play on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He's had a tough time staying in the lineup and played just 6.2 minutes per game with the Warriors this season. They're going to be shorthanded tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:08 pm
  • Mo Williams gets night off for Blazers
    Mo Williams will rest in Wednesday's finale.

    Advice: He's been dealing with some knee issues and is no spring chicken, so it makes sense for the Blazers to give him a rest. LaMarcus Aldridge will join him in street clothes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:52 pm
  • Dwyane Wade in starting lineup vs. Philly
    Dwyane Wade will start next to Toney Douglas, James Jones, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem on Wednesday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Wade is expected to see a nominal amount of minutes, but it's still a great sign for the Heat to even see him suit up. He had to play through injuries last postseason and chances are he will have to again. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:17 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:00 am
  • Dwyane Wade expected to play Wednesday
    Dwyane Wade is expected to play "nominal minutes" in Miami's final game of the regular season on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wade logged 23 minutes in his return on Saturday, then followed that up with an 18-minute game on Monday, and he's not likely to get much more vs. the 76ers. The good news for Miami is that he doesn't seem to have had any setbacks with his hamstring or knee since returning, while slowly improving his conditioning in the lead-up to the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 am
  • Joe Johnson (calf) reportedly out Wednesday
    Joe Johnson's sore calf will reportedly sideline him on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played through the injury in Tuesday's loss and it doesn't sound very serious, but the Nets will err on the side of caution with the playoffs right around the corner. It sounds as though the Nets will have Alan Anderson (abdomen) back in action to fill the gaps at SG, along with Marcus Thornton and Marquis Teague. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 am
  • Shaun Livingston (toe) out again vs. Cavs
    Shaun Livingston (toe) will sit out Wednesday's road game in Cleveland.

    Advice: This marks Livingston's fifth straight DNP and the Nets can only hope that he's ready for the first round of the playoffs, as he's been an invaluable part of their backcourt rotation all season long. Marcus Thornton and Alan Anderson will take on more minutes and responsibilities in his continued absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:49 pm