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  • Anthony Tolliver could get more burn Wed.
    Coach Steve Clifford said has "a lot of faith" in Anthony Tolliver and could play him more on Wednesday if the Heat go small.

    Advice: The Bobcats will probably need some help in 3-pointers to hang with Miami. One obvious connection here is how Tolliver could be a part of the solution should the Bobcats not have Al Jefferson for his normal allotment of minutes. He played just five minutes in Game 1's loss, so he's probably not going to have a huge impact tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:38 pm
  • Jared Sullinger still bothered by ankle
    Jared Sullinger (ankle) said his offseason workouts have been set back by a "badly sprained ankle."

    Advice: He added he is going to have a "big-time" summer to get ready for his third season. Sullinger missed the last three games of this past season due to the ankle sprain and was still able to play 74 games this year despite some nagging injuries. He only played 45 games as a rookie due to back surgery and looks to have another chance to grow with the Celtics next year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:14 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 118-102 vs Was
  • Taj Gibson drops 22 & 10 in another loss
    Taj Gibson hit 7-of-17 shots and 8-of-10 free throws for 22 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in Tuesday's Game 2 overtime loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Gibson has had a great season and will get plenty of votes for Sixth Man of the Year. And the changing of the guard is nearly complete, as Carlos Boozer had just five points and eight rebounds tonight. Gibson will have to keep playing well as the Bulls try to dig themselves out of a very deep hole. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:51 pm
     
    Player Note
    Taj Gibson Chi - PF,C
    L, 91-86 @ Cha
  • Andrei Kirilenko plays 20 minutes in Game 2
    Andrei Kirilenko played 20 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, one assist and four steals on 2-of-3 shooting in Tuesday's Game 2 loss.

    Advice: He didn't even get off the bench in Game 1, so tonight's performance was clearly an improvement. Mason Plumlee also came off the bench for four points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Luis Scola scores 20 off Pacers bench
    Luis Scola came off the bench to hit 9-of-14 shots in just 19 minutes and finish with 20 points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's big Game 2 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: This was Scola's best game of the season off the bench for the Pacers and he picked the right time to make it happen. If David West (8 points, 2 rebounds) continues to struggle against Paul Millsap, we could continue to see more Scola for the rest of this series. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:44 pm
     
    Player Note
    Luis Scola Ind - PF,C
    W, 101-86 @ Orl
  • Derrick Williams set to play in Summer League
    Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro said that Derrick Williams will play for Sacramento's Summer League team in Las Vegas.

    Advice: Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum will be joining Williams in the Summer League as well. It makes sense for McLemore and McCallum, as both players will be entering their second seasons and need to refine their game against NBA competition as much as possible. Williams is entering his fourth season and players with his tenure usually do not participate in Summer League games. This perhaps raises more questions than answers as to what his role with the Kings will be next season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:57 pm
  • Tayshaun Prince (migraine) struggles Monday
    Tayshaun Prince struggled with a lingering migraine during Monday's game, scoring two points in 14 minutes of action.

    Advice: Tony Allen took over primary defensive duties against Kevin Durant and he fared well, denying KD the ball and staying close to his body when he did have possession. Prince should be ready to go for Game 3 on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:21 pm
  • Andrei Kirilenko OK with Game 1 DNP-CD
    Andrei Kirilenko said that he was "a little bit surprised" about his DNP-CD in Game 1 on Saturday, but he supported coach Jason Kidd's rotation.

    Advice: "When I watched the game everybody played so well," Kirilenko said. "I didn't even see a position for me to fill-in ... Coach, I think, made the right decision. I want to play, but it's all right." Alan Anderson poached Kirilenko's playing time but Kidd said his rotations could change on a game-by-game basis, so AK may return to action in Game 2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:04 am
  • Trevor Booker quiet in bench role in Game 1
    Trevor Booker shifted to the bench and had three points, six rebounds and one assist in his new role behind Nene on Sunday.

    Advice: Booker logged 19 minutes which isn't too much lower than the 25 per game he averaged as a starter this season. He made only 1-of-3 shots and struggled against the length of Chicago's frontcourt, but coach Randy Wittman seems ready to ride Booker ahead of Drew Gooden (three minutes) and Al Harrington (two minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:30 pm
  • Tayshaun Prince practices on Sunday
    Tayshaun Prince (illness) practiced on Sunday and is expected to start against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He missed the second half of Saturday's game due to the illness, but the Grizzlies probably aren't going to play him much in order to give Tony Allen more run. Prince may still be getting over an ankle injury from earlier this month and he's not likely to be much of a factor in this series. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:27 pm
  • Michael Beasley (ankle) will be inactive Sun.
    Michael Beasley (ankle) will be inactive for Sunday's opening game vs. the Bobcats.

    Advice: Miami will not need him to get past the Bobcats, so this isn't too much of a blow to the Heat. The injury doesn't seem to be very major, so Beasley could possibly be back for Game 2, but he could very well pick up a DNP-CD in that one as well. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Tayshaun Prince out 2nd half with illness
    Tayshaun Prince will miss the second half of Saturday's Game 1 against the Thunder due to an illness.

    Advice: He played just four minutes and failed to score in the first half, and Tony Allen started the second half in his place. This could end up being a permanent move, as Prince was highly ineffective this season. It also may not matter, as the Thunder are trouncing the Grizzlies and are playing on a different level. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:13 pm
  • Andrei Kirilenko healthy, out of rotation
    Andrei Kirilenko didn't play for the Nets in Saturday's Game 1 win, but isn't injured.

    Advice: He's just out of the rotation, according to coach Jason Kidd. If you grabbed AK-47 in a playoff league and have waiver moves available, dropping him for an Atlanta Hawk makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:02 pm
  • Andrei Kirilenko earns DNP-CD in Game 1
    Andrei Kirilenko never left the Nets' bench during Saturday's Game 1 victory.

    Advice: Jason Kidd used a true 10-man rotation with Marcus Thornton, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic, Mason Plumlee and Andray Blatche as his second unit. That makes Kirilenko's absence even more conspicuous, and he'd averaged 26 minutes over the final five games of the regular season with Brooklyn resting regular starters for the playoffs. The Nets won on the road on Saturday so there's a good chance AK will be rooted to the bench again on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:04 pm